Monday, January 4, 2010

come fly with me

Okay, I am watching the Bachelor and a thought ran through my mind...what kind of woman would sign up for this show?

And then I remembered: I did.

No, I didn't get on the show. Hardly. I'm not a size four and don't have a closet full of evening gowns ready to go.

But I did apply. Back in the day, when Kristen and Malinda and I lived together, we would host these Bachelor nights with Kara and Megan and cook dinner and watch the show. It was our girls night and we had so much fun.

So one season Kristen and I decided to apply. It's a complex process that includes a long application and a two minute video tape. Two minutes. It's not a very long time to talk about yourself, and at the same times it seems like a looooong time. I ended up talking to the tape for about a minute and then having the students in my high school classroom talk about why I should be on the show. They were really cute and they wanted me to have a man.

I don't know what I would have done if I'd actually been picked. I watch the show now and what little clothes the girls wear and how impossible it seems to be find someone to marry after five dates. I have never been tan and I don't look good in a bikini.

It just seemed like something fun to do. An interesting anecdote to have one day. And I guess it is.

I think really I just had a crush on Chris Harrison, the host. At least he's getting paid to be there.

Oh, and the girl with the flight attendant outfit? Hang your head in shame.


Frizzy said...

Hey, if you are still interested in meeting him I think he hosts a designer show on HGTV as well. Now that's a show I wouldn't mind applying for. BRING IT ON!

Alison said...

Now, that is too funny. I'm glad you didn't get picked, either. And I'm sure Charlie agrees.
Those women have NO shame. It's embarrassing watching them and their ridiculous gimmicks trying to get attention.
I watch the show for fun and know that it's darn near impossible to find a mate so quickly. And still, I cannot believe he picked the girl with the crazy eyes who cried at the first cocktail party. Sheesh.

Maria in Lewis Land said...

I just cracked up at this post. Too funny.

Tracey said...

I post about the Bachelor every week. I love Chris Harris too.