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We accept your rose, Juan Pablo

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rachel is well-read and well-cultured. She cans jam, knits sweaters and uses large words comfortably in daily settings.

But she had never seen "The Bachelor."



On Monday, Jan. 6, Rachel had this and other revelations during the season premiere of “The Bachelor,” which I talked her into watching, so I could live tweet her thoughts about seeing dozens of women fight for the attention of one man on national TV, while crying about how much they loved him after four hours and copious amounts of wine.



That tweet was mine. I’m kind of an expert. I’ve watched every season, including “The Bachelorette,” because I’m a sucker for fairy tale romances, even though you could make an argument this show ventured to CrazyTown years ago.

Plus, it’s also fun to watch the dates in awesome locations with crazy TV budgets.

I gave Rachel the basic rundown of the first night:

1. The woman will arrive individually and do something to stand out. You will like some. Others will confuse and/or annoy you. Remove logic. Seriously, all of it. Stop thinking!


2. The women — mostly in their 20s — will spend hours in the same house with cases of wine and seemingly no food fighting for time to talk to Juan Pablo.

3. He will ask his favorites to “Accept this rose” to continue on this “journey” with him toward true love.

4. There will be tears. Lots and lots of tears, and you will wonder why.




If you are a fan of the show, or just want mild entertainment with no context, access my tweets from the first night via my Twitter account: @gj_outandabout. We’ll be on Twitter every Monday through the season because Rachel's all in. We are taking this crazy journey with Juan Pablo.

This is Rachel's inaugural trek.


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