On Second Thought, Episode 14 “Raider and a Ring”

On Second Thought, Episode 14 “Raider and a Ring” August 3, 2012

Trust me, it’s crazy to see your life on television. That’s why every week, I’m going to do a blog posts called “On Second Thought.” These posts are where I will go over the episodes of my Lifetime show as I process the issues presented now that I’ve seen them aired.  I hope you’ll join me for these weekly posts – which will undoubtedly be part-confession, part-explanation, and part-celebration of my life right now!

Episode Fourteen, Air Date: July 31, 2012

I’m thankful Gino takes Tripp fishing, because nature is a big part of every Alaskan’s life!

Have you ever seen a cuter dog?  I bought Gino that sweet Newfoundland, because hoped it would give him a tiny taste of what it’s like to have a baby! After all, if we did get married and have kids, it would be hard work.

It turned out to be a great gift, because Gino loved him!  Of course, we immediately disagreed on a name.  That’s when I brought the question to you guys! (At the end of the episode, we reveal what you already know – we settled on Riot. At least for a bit.  Would you believe Gino changed his name back to Raider!?)

So how many of you have gone bear baiting?  This is a legal way to hunt bears in Alaska.  You set up a station with old food – whatever you have around the house works – and it brings the bears to you.  This time, of course, it brought Gino and me together!  When Gino gave me that promise ring, I was really excited.  Not that you could tell. It’s important to be quiet when you’re hunting, so it cracked me up that the entire exchange was in hushed tones.  Gino said the ring was symbol that he’d be “faithful and loyal and loving” and that we might one day get married.

Stay tuned to see if that actually happens.  I’ll be happy to find out if that happens as well.  However, the promise ring created one of the best lines of the season:

“I love you.  Okay, now let’s shoot a bear.”

Thanks for coming along with me during this adventure of “Life’s a Tripp.”  It was a wonderful way to let all of you into my life in a fun way.

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