Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Sheryl Meets Ben on The Bachelor Season 16

Grandma Sheryl should stop by every Bachelor/ette premiere from now on. She's a warm, calming presence and — as Emily O'Brien so harshly put it — having her around makes everyone look younger.

Ben Flajnik appreciated having Naughty Nana in the house for The Bachelor Season 16 premiere. Ben is now blogging after each show for People.com. In his premiere blog he mentions being so overwhelmed he doesn't even remember what the first few women he met said to him. But later in the night he started to calm down and had some good experiences.

Here are some highlights from Ben, which may or may not function as teasers for what happens in the end:

• "I particularly remember my conversation with Nicki being very natural. It was moments such as this one where I found myself thinking that being the Bachelor was the right decision and I was going to have fun with it."

• "Speaking of fun, Sheryl the grandma was also a highlight of my night. I am close with my grandma and found it to be very endearing that Brittany would bring hers along. I also really enjoyed talking to Rachel and Courtney. They both seemed like they had good families back home, and had experienced life a bit more than some of the other women."

• "When I decided who was going to get the first impression rose I knew I was going to have a lot of glaring eyes on my back as I left the main room, which was not a good feeling. It was in that moment when I realized just how difficult this journey was going to be. Lindzi had such a good energy about her that I decided she would be the perfect choice for the first impression rose. Let's be honest too … she's a beautiful, confident woman who rode in on a horse!"

Read Ben's full blog here. He doesn't even mention the Jenna/Monica drama or why he gave Jenna a rose at all after her sob-fest.

Source: People

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