Tribble Reese

Tribble explains why he decided to text Africa -- and why he'll be able to "enjoy the view" better than Vawn will.

on Oct 1, 20130

It's Week 3 y'all. Hope everyone had a chance to watch the show and is enjoying it. I feel like you are getting to see more of who I am!

OK, so from aside from all of the cat fighting/drama that is happening between Africa and Alex when the episode begins, does anyone else see Vawn taking advantage of an upset girl! Damn, no wonder I never really had a chance with Africa. If I had been the only male figure in the situation trying to make amends, OF COURSE it would have been easy to ask the vulnerable Africa out and get her out of that situation. OK, rant over.

Now, when we move to the bar scene where I am talking to Justin, I try to really get a feel of what he is thinking about with Emily. I have known Justin and Emily for a long time now, and they have been off and on in the past, but never have they gone this long being "off." Emily's parents might want Justin to be a "certain way," but I have never met a dude with a bigger heart. Even though he looks rough and tough like Detroit, he has a soft side that he truly shares to a girl he cares about. I think Emily realizes this when she says, "Is there still a future with Justin and I . . .maybe?" I think deep down these two have a deep affliction for each other.

20 comments
Lovethatshow.com
Lovethatshow.com

I love you Tribble and think Africa is fool we all knew that wasn't going well but still give her another chance when all of this mess hits the fan

 

BamaGirl808
BamaGirl808

Tribble, I like you and commend you for thinking out of the box if you like Africa go for it's not like both of you aren't from Bama.  She probably hasn't dated outside of her race either and may be attracted to badboys ie: Vawn.  If  you like her turn up your SWAG  if not find a girl who likes you for you. The only reason the bloggers link you to Emily is based on race, however, Emily does have girl swag you two  just may work......

falina_c
falina_c

The show is a little .....over dramatic for my taste, but you seem cool.  I think you can do better than Africa.  Good luck!

bravoliscious
bravoliscious

Love you Tribble.  The Text did not make or break the date, she was already becoming prey for Vawn (big mistake and really disappointing). Emily is the girl for you.  Really wish you would explore that!

darklynoon75
darklynoon75

First of I want to say Alex is as we would say in Gay Lingo "A HOT TRANEE MESS". I hope in this season we get to see you and Afrika be able to have atleast one date and have a go of it.

Standalone2
Standalone2

LOL!!!   Love you sense of humor!!  She was being cheeky don't take it personal!!   Even enjoyed you and Justin mocking Vawn because he is silly wearing sun glasses everywhere.  I believe a person wearing sunglasses all the time have something to hide or they are insincere people.  Either way stay around cause Africa will need a shoulder real soon.

Mature
Mature

I would give you grief for not calling vs texting but seeing that Africa was preoccupy with Vawn, it wouldn't have mattered. Question: is chasing Africa your storyline? It's odd for your first black girl interest to be on a TV show, you look uncomfortable and out of place almost like you didn't interact Black People before the show but I could be reading too much into it.

Glamourpuss
Glamourpuss

Ok dude I like you since you seem to be the most sincere on the show so far, but let me break a few of things down for you:

 

1) Regardless of your rationale for texting Africa vs. calling her, you should've called her if you were at all serious about getting to know her and/or feel her out...PERIOD. That would've been much more sincere and upfront instead of allowing technology to do the talking. A guy who is really interested in a woman shows it by his actions, and texting was NOT it. With that said, she should've been more forthcoming and shown you some measure of respect by explaining that to you and educating you a little instead of acting all elusive and flakey.

 

2) Africa is clearly NOT the woman for you, and you should let that go and move on. You should find someone who is not some bougie diva and full of herself and a flake, and who you're also more sincerely interested in instead of seeing her as a challenge and blow to your ego to be the reason you're upset that she didn't continue to show you interest. You're also too white bred and lack a certain amount of sophistication for her, and she's clearly not a black woman who is comfortable exploring relationships with men outside of her race even if she is attracted to you, which she is. 

 

3) I actually think you and Sincerely or Emily would make a better match and you should explore those things.

 

4) The word is affection...NOT affliction....not sure if that was a misspelling on your part, but affliction refers to pain and suffering.

 

ozzie916
ozzie916

From what I've seen, Vawn seems pretty sleezy. I don't think you are missing out on much with Africa, if that's the type of man she wants to date. Yes, she's confident and attractive, but seems very high maintenance and very much full of drama. You seem like a fun, laid-back person who doesn't really care for drama. I'm sure you will find a nice girl who is a better fit. As for the comment about enjoying the view, geez, what a conceited thing to say! Can't believe she said that. You handled it well.

 

I get that in this technology age, it's confusing if you should text a girl or just call her. But most girls prefer to get a phone call from a guy instead of a text. It just shows that you are willing to make an effort to get to know her, whereas a text is kind of impersonal. Call me old-fashioned, but a text from a guy makes you start to think that he's just not that into you. So, I think that is where Africa was coming from. And I think a lot of women would agree with her.

savvy_siren
savvy_siren

First off, I find both Tribble and Vawn corny. Ultimately, though, what self-respecting man TEXTS any woman to ask her out on a first date and make contact outside of meeting initially?? Whatever the reasoning, it's irrelevant with regard to the circumstances. Boys from Alabama (and the South in general) should know better about that, if nothing else. That was SUPER lame!

kiki13
kiki13

I would say you dodged a bullet re: Africa.  Yes, she's a really nice and beautiful girl, but I just don't think she's for you. Waaayyyy too high drama for you- you are more of a fun, casual type and I'm certain you will find a girl.  Perhaps you will keep in mind the reaction Africa had to the initial texting from you- save that for when you've already spoken and maybe gone out.  It seems a little dismissive otherwise- like the person is not important enough for you to actually make a call.  I don't think you meant it that way, but a girl with self esteem is going to take it that way- FYI.

 

I didn't care for the remark Africa made about you enjoying the view!  Really a snotty remark.  But that's a high drama gal for you.  She may have been a bit nervous- but it was an awful thing to say and I think you did your best to handle it well.   Just for the record- Vawn may be sexy to some and he is a good looking guy, but his attitude is so distracting, that cancels the rest of it.  Vawn loves Vawn, don'tcha know!  I found his style to be a bit slimy.

 

It's not good to ask a girl out to dinner at your house on the first date.  It really isn't going to go anywhere if that's where you begin.  Take her out to dinner where the focus is on getting to know her- not making her eat your food and taking her conveniently down the hall for dessert.  No girl dreams of being treated that way- and I was really shocked that Africa went for it. 

 

Anyhow good luck in Atlanta!!

 

 

 

 

 

Martinez8Betty
Martinez8Betty

Tribble,-Really-?? come on Ken~~mock.. get over it!!!!! Also,BTW: (I'm still trying to find some cuteness!!!! not finding it.......Why, not try to get to know Emily Better*(Barbie&Ken)!Mock.....Africa, is not the one for you....I'm puzzled as 2 why ur on this show???????????????  just saying..........

chica.alexander
chica.alexander

You're the better choice Tribble. Hopefully it won't take heartbreak from Vawn for her to see that she's entrusting her heart to the WRONG GUY

Tabooolive
Tabooolive

 @Glamourpuss Oh yeah and Tribble Definitely should have called. A first date text either comes off as weak or disinterested. Screw 'today's world' Just do the RIGHT thing and the RIGHT girl will respond.

Tabooolive
Tabooolive

 @Glamourpuss dear glamourpuss, you spend a lot of time "breaking things down" for people. lol. I'm just saying.  He seems like a really good guy, an adorable goofball. Africa made the wrong choice and Tribble should just see it like that. And if this ends up with Tribble and Africa EVER having another chance at a romantic interlude I can only hope that she has to sweat a bit for him, she deserves too. Neither Emily or Sincerely seem right for Tribble. I think he made the right choice and Africa ultimately made the wrong one. Two handsome men, sweet goof on one side tool on the other and she picked the tool..* sigh, women...*

Tribble
Tribble

 @kiki13 I should have called...I know, but in this day in age, I really like to get a feel through text before I actually ASK her out.  I was just seeing what she was up to but it came across as me ASKING her out.  I know I was surprised he asked her to his house, and I was even more surprised that Africa went.  Oh well. Hope you keep watching.  It's gonna get good! :)

Tribble
Tribble

 @Martinez8Betty Sorry you think that but I think you will get to know me better as the show goes on.  I don't know that Africa is not the one for me.  I was TRYING to get to know her better to figure that out.  Guess you will have to sit back and enjoy the view of the rest of the episode...I think you will. :)

Tribble
Tribble

 @chica.alexander Thanks for the response Miss Chica.  I know we will see what happens.  Vawn is smooth for sure though.

falina_c
falina_c

 @Tribble  @chica.alexander Vawn seems like an insecure sleaze.  He has a lot of "finding himself" to do.  Think he might be better off attending the seminars than giving them.

Brenny130
Brenny130

 @Tribble  wow...really COOL of you to actually respond to us here in this blog.  Nobody else has EVER done that on these Bravo Blogs unless they are pretending to be someone else to argue a point with us viewers.  

 

You are my favorite....ESPECIALLY after last night episode with Vawn's "forum".  You shined like a true man, while the rest of them looked like cavemen!  Stick with your beliefs and find a great girl for yourself.  I know you may not consider Emily because of the "man code" for dating a friends Ex....BUT you two are adorable together!