An artistic (???) photo my stepdad took of me at the Tulip Festival this last weekend.
Say what you want about The Bachelor - it's shallow, unnatural, fake, stupid - and I won't disagree with you. It is all of those things and more, but it has two major redeeming qualities that, to me, make up for any negatives: 1) Sean Lowe; and 2) blog fodder.
When the Bachelor is airing, I'm writing at least once a week. I feel like I have an obligation to a child-sized handful of readers I have unknowingly gotten addicted to the show (hi, Heather!). In order to keep them happy I must hook them up to the life saving IV that is my recaps. I don't want to sound like I'm having grandiose delusions over here but, seriously, my recaps are LIFE-GIVING.
Aaaaaaand if you're just tuning in here, New Reader, please note that I tend to sprinkle my writing with what some may politely call "voice" and others label as "sarcasm."
Anyway, what I'm trying to tell you is that I'm looking forward to the Bachelorette starting up in May. Not because I like to be known as someone who watches that silly show nor do I especially want to be remembered as a girl who has spent way too many hours recapping a reality dating television show. But, rather, I'm excited because I will most likely have the motivation again to come here regularly and type something out to you, Faithful Reader. It gets me back in the habit of streeeeetching my brain to form coherent thoughts and then transcribe them in a way that (hopefully) makes sense to someone else. As many of you may know, it is much harder to write once you get out of the habit. And it seems like when I don't have a "reason" to religiously blog I end up only writing posts in my head. Honestly, I craft about 2-5 posts a day solely in my brain, like some selfish autobiographer.
So, yeah, bring it on Photoshopped Bachelorette Andi. You and your snarky promo line that takes a dig at ABC's estranged cash cow. Bring on the drama on drama on drama with a side of true love and Edward Cullen eyes. If not for you, then do it for me.