Careful: It might come back to bite you in the butt

Ah.  Crass, yet wise words that are often uttered from my sweet Mimi’s mouth.  Reminding my sister and I that things could come back to haunt us or bite us in the butt is one of the many life lessons learned from my grandmother. 

Speaking of that, two days ago I received an email from a reporter in Nebraska asking me if I would mind being interviewed for a story he was crafting about The Bachelor.  As I read his professional and charming request, my Mimi’s words rang loud and proud in my sub-conscious.


What had I written about her?  Cleavage comes to mind.  And Sport Illustrated Swim Suit edition.  I’m pretty sure she wasn’t psycho.  Wasn’t she the football girl?  Was she a tripper?  Or have a broken picker?  I scoured my website for clarification and was pretty surprised to see that there would be no butt biting when it came to my comments on Elizabeth.  Whew!

Regardless, I could not control the twitch in my eye or the urge to scratch my neck and giggle like an 8-year-0ld as I wrote him back:

“Oh dear.  I just got really sweaty. 
I’m professional and understand that that is no way to begin an email, but those are the facts and I get really honest when I’m nervous.
I am thrilled that you read my blog!  I truly appreciate the support.  However, I’m unsure of what I would say about Elizabeth that would bring substance to your article.  I only know what The Bachelor shows me.  How can that help you?   
I’m happy to help you, but I’m confused as to what you need from me.  I promise I’m not trying to be a pain.”

As it turns out, the reporter wanted me to comment on how I thought Elizabeth stacked up compared to the rest of the competition. 

So I agreed to do the interview.  Here’s a link to the story:

I’m so glad I was smart enough not to say she has wonky boobs and should consult her plastic surgeon for a refund.

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January 8, 2010 2:02 pm

Nicely done, Lincee. I like your initial response to the reporter. Now that you’re such a highly regarded commentator on the show, maybe ABC should make you Chris’ “tell it like it is” co-host (in case there are a couple viewers who haven’t yet discovered your blog)!

January 8, 2010 2:06 pm

I second that – nicely done! You are a celebrity now! LOL

old fan
old fan
January 8, 2010 3:25 pm

Lincee has been a celebrity for awhile now 🙂

January 8, 2010 4:06 pm

Awesome! Congrats on the exposure!

January 8, 2010 4:08 pm

About time a reporter was calling you. You are definitely the newest “Julie Powell” in the blogging world, but soooooooo much better! Can’t wait for the movie “Love & Lincee: The Art of Reality TV Dating”!

Leslie from Austin
Leslie from Austin
January 8, 2010 4:09 pm

your hits should go up a little

January 8, 2010 4:38 pm

Great job Lincee! It was a nice article and you presented yourself very well. I have only been a “fan” of your website now for a year, but you may be hitting the big time really soon. How will you have time to read all the messages people leave for you? Keep up the good work!

January 8, 2010 5:08 pm

We are all so proud!

January 8, 2010 5:13 pm

Love it! Your quotes sound great!

Ready for Take Off
Ready for Take Off
January 8, 2010 5:27 pm

I from Omaha and so excited we could be the newspaper to put your blog out in the “statosphere”! You are so awesome and I bet on her secret being she has been married and/or has a kid! :0) Til next Tuesday!

January 8, 2010 5:40 pm

You guys are so sweet. Thanks for the comments!

SGT Cole
SGT Cole
January 8, 2010 6:20 pm

The National Championship Game was thrilling, but sadly the Longhorns lost. I reminding the toothless Alabama fans who were smack-talking The Panda that the Texans would at least be going home to a state with electricity, running water, and laws preventing the marriage of adolescent first cousins.

Good job on attracting the media from Omaha! Next stop, Neeeewwww Yooooorrrrkkkk!

January 8, 2010 7:04 pm

Lincee! This is just awesome. You’re totally becoming a household name girl! Now you just have to finish that novel we’re all dying for, and all will be right with the world!

January 8, 2010 7:08 pm

can’t wait to see how many hits on the blog you get after being published. love the plug for ihategreenbeans!! awesome.

January 8, 2010 7:29 pm

bahahaha I watch the show just to read this!

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