My Initial Thoughts

When I read ABC’s announcement of the next Bachelor, I was excited to hear the details of the lucky man’s life. Several points stood out to me as I read the release:

“Not born with a silver spoon in his mouth…”
The release was a little over 400 words with the following characteristics in practically every sentence: sincere, self-made man, successful, self-made entrepreneur, determined, committed, works diligently, booming business career, good work ethic, provider, strong values, appreciative of what he has accomplished on his own.
I think he wants us to know that he didn’t come from money.

“May be the series’ hottest guy yet.”
Naturally, I will have to judge this statement based on the few pictures I’ve seen on the Interweb. His eyes are gorgeous. Love the smile. I seem to continue to notice his neck. The body does have potential. Of course, one can’t really tell how hot a guy is until he takes his shirt off. It’s scientific fact. Everyone knows this.

“He’s the Bachelor’s own McSteamy.”

Seriously ABC? You’re going to go there? Seriously?

“Currently residing in Austin, Texas…”
Well there you have it. Best. Bachelor. Ever.“…Livingston, Texas, where he went to high school.”
I’m detecting a “good ole’ boy” vibe. Probably baled hay and roped a few cows in his day. Probably why he is so tan. Love that.

“Co-owns four lucrative bars…”
Prediction 1: How many girls are going to ask him to make a drink?
Prediction 2: How many girls are going to try and impress by making him a drink?
Prediction 3: SHOOTERS! Last one standing wins one-on-one time!
Prediction 4: He falls for the girl who prefers an ice cold bottle of Corona and nurses it all night long while rolling her eyes at the girls with fruit in their drinks

“He got into bartending with his twin brother, Chad.”
Please. PLEASE ABC. I beg of you to pull the old switcheroo and have Chad go out as Brad so that he can help his brother make a more educated decision on which girl to choose. That is classic TV my friends. At the very least, have him come to the bar on SHOOTERS night and freak the drunken girls out with mind games. ABC intern…my pal, my compadre…you know you thought of this. Make it happen!

I have to admit. I’m excited. They caught me…hook, line and sinker. Anyone else ready for the ride?

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August 15, 2007 2:04 pm

should I be embarrassed that I just penned “Bachelor starts” on my calendar for Sept. 24th?

I thought so.

cannot. wait.

August 15, 2007 2:05 pm

ride em cowboy—
this could be a bumpy ride…
i could go on and on…
The question I want asked – I lived in Austin for awhile – where was this guy when I was there????? I obviously didn’t frequent the Chuggin’ Monkey!!! rats – should have hung with the college crowd more… oh, well….

August 15, 2007 2:45 pm
Tessa and Andy broke off the engagement…

August 15, 2007 3:20 pm

Can’t we have a gorgeous bachelor with dark hair, dark eyes and olive colored skin? You know, the ol’ tall, dark & handsome? They are all blondes! I know Firestone wasn’t blonde, but he was still clammy white. This is a country full of melting pot babes & we always pick the blonde haired, blue eyed blonde…..BORING….

August 15, 2007 3:21 pm

I meant blonde haired, blue eyed boys…duh….

Kristin T
Kristin T
August 15, 2007 3:45 pm

Can anyone truly say they are surprised Tessa and Andy called it off? He was so incredibly wooden and plastic (at the same time! Like Woody from Toy Story crossed with a Ken Doll) and she seemed relatively “with it.” Must say, though, it won’t change my insane desire to watch this newest Bachelor. Thank GOD for DVR.

August 15, 2007 4:25 pm

Totally ready for the new season! I’m guessing filming is over or I would be roaming the streets of Austin looking for the lucky girls visiting his fam-just to report back to Lincee and the crew here! However, a visit to the Chuggin’ is indeed in the near future….

Here’s the quote from Tessa and Andy:
“We are very much in love and committed to our relationship,” the couple say in a statement. “With the possibility of reassignment to a new location, we decided it was not the ideal time for Tessa to uproot herself and move out [to Hawaii] right now. Our relationship continues to deepen, and we’re very hopeful about our future together.” a.k.a. blah, blah, blah, we want to date other people blah, blah, blah. 😉

August 15, 2007 5:10 pm

what about prince lorenzo? he was tall, dark hair, dark eyes and handsome…they’re not all blond and blue eyed…

August 15, 2007 6:59 pm

I think Andy will be dating a Vanessa Minnillo like object within two months.

August 15, 2007 9:54 pm

Prince Lorenzo? I did say a gorgeous guy didn’t I? ;o) I always thought he was the biggest dork ever! Erica was the only highlight of that season for me. I loved to hate her! We need a Taye Diggs or Mario Lopez looking bach….totally…love the dark & handsome type…mmmmm

August 16, 2007 11:03 am

Sad news…Tessa and Andy have called off their engagement. Shocker. They blamed it on the fact that he is up for a transfer in a year so Tessa shouldn’t uproot herself. That makes sense…but only if they were never planning on getting married in the first place.

August 16, 2007 1:24 pm

If you read the article it says they broke off the engagement but are still together. I believe they are playing it smart. Good old fashion dating.

August 16, 2007 3:52 pm

CRAP, CRAP, CRAP…..I will be in San Diego opening night…..thank gawd for TIVO!

August 17, 2007 7:03 pm

Does anyone else think he looks a little like McConahy? He lives in Austin too. If this guy has a body like Matthew it is going to be a GREAT hot-tub season!! 🙂

August 18, 2007 9:14 pm

Glad to have Lincee back!!

He’s hot for sure. I am however dreading a lot of awful Texas cliches by the ABC editors. Roaming herds of longhorns, cactus, cowboy hats and big hair…

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