In The Bachelor's season premiere, Bekah asked Arie Luyendyk Jr. to name three things that make him excited to be alive. His answer was... not so good. He said excitement, pizza, good food and good company. Which is four(ish) things, and also he said excitement is exciting. So when Arie sat down with TV Guide during the Television Critics Association winter press tour, we thought we'd give him a chance to give a better answer.

Arie obliged, but first he explained why he gave that answer in the first place. "She was a beautiful woman sitting across from me," he said. "You ever have that moment where you just go completely blank in front of somebody? That was that moment for me." Honestly, understandable.

And for the record, the things that really make him excited to be alive are racing (that's number one), pizza ("good food still excites me!") and new experiences and travel.

The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.