FYI to lovers of reality TV and/or heartwarming romance: According to my friend Nirav, who live three hours in the future (i.e. on the East Coast), and a press release from ABC, The Bachelor (aka Kirklandite Jason Mesnick) will be romancing his five potential future brides in Seattle tonight:
The pressure is really on, as Jason struggles to decide which four
women he'll escort home to meet their families. But first, a surprise
visit to the Bachelor's hometown of Seattle awaits the five remaining
bachelorettes a chance to check out their potential future home. Jason
takes one woman on a romantic one-on-one date on a houseboat and
escorts three of the bachelorettes on a ferry ride around Seattle and
then to a revealing live radio interview. On the final crucial
individual date, the handsome single dad chooses one of the ladies to
take a fanciful flight on a seaplane over Seattle before sharing some
intimate alone time together. However, Jason has more surprises in
store for the women and breaks the rules at the rose ceremony to come
to his difficult decision, on "The Bachelor."
The press release goes on to quote Mesnick on his excursion with the three contestants, which took a detour along Broadway: "Now the freaks were getting hungry and Mes-a-Lot--actually, ABC was treating. So we stopped at Taco Bell for some Mexican eating. But Taco Bell was closed and the the girls were on my tip. They said go back the other way--we'll stop and eat at Dick's."