Going through this season with Jake, watching him court and sift through 25 women, and seeing him zero in on and fall for Vienna gives me an idea of the sick feeling a parent must get when their child brings home a goth they met on Second Life and says they are engaged. It’s a very painful thing to watch. I don’t really have anything against Vienna. I just don’t think she’s right for our Jake. But what can we do? Nothing. We just have to trust his judgement and hope for the best, I guess.
A few thoughts:
I wonder if they’ll really get married? If you think about it, the Bachelor and Bachelorette really have a pretty lousy track record of lasting relationships. Out of the 19 previous seasons, there have only been 2 marriages (including the coming marriage of Sneaky Jason to Molly). Although in fairness, if I had Chris Harrison directing my life, and was living on St. Lucia and eating fruit and flying around in helicopters you could get me to propose to Wanda Sykes herself, so maybe we can’t blame them for feeling something that doesn’t really last.
Ali’s the next Bachelorette? BOOOOOOO!
I’m surprised at how blown away all of these women are to find a generally upstanding guy who won’t steal their cat or poison their grandmother for inheritance money. Is there really a complete global drought of good guys in the world? And it’s not just the Bachelor women, I often hear real women talk about the impossibility of finding a decent guy, like every single bachelor out there is Mike The Situation. I feel like I personally know a couple hundred guys like Jake, but they also have compelling personalities. Seriously ladies (especially any non-Mormon ladies, if any read this blog), I want to know, so tell me.
Tenley’s a sweetheart and I want her to marry Prince William or Harry because I think she deserves to be a real princess. Tenley, I hope you never give up on love.
“Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance”
Boy, Chris Harrison is just the consummate pro, isn’t he? I about died when Rozlyn threw that seedy allegation at him last week in “The Women Tell All,” and he didn’t miss a beat. It’s like Pat Sajak and Jackie O. had a son and they named him Chris Harrison. That man is worth every penny.