(Last night was the BB Chopped competition.)
Julia lounged with Steve in the hammock, and discussed their school experiences. Steve asked her a lot of questions, but not the repetitive, borderline-obsessive kind of questions. He was surprised to learn that the Twins went to a Catholic high school. It was a very small school, and was located right on the water. She had to wear a uniform (khaki pants) and her best friend was Jewish.
Steve was surprised at that, but Julia said it was considered a good school so the religious part was probably secondary. They had to go to mass at least once each week but her friend did not have to take communion. Julia loved mass because they got to wear cute clothes.
Johnny Mac and Austin were working out together, with Becky doing her own thing nearby, but we could still hear Julia and Steve's conversation over all of the grunting and counting.
Julia and Liz both applied to University of Florida, but didn't have the test scores to get in. She really wanted to go there, but ended up going to the University of West Florida for a few years until she could get into Loyola. She doesn't regret it, because it helped her get into Loyola and living in New Orleans "changed her life".
Steve can understand how Julia feels about not getting into UF. His first choice of colleges was MIT, but he didn't get in.
Steve, using hip language now: I know the feels.
Julia ran track and field, and was a cheerleader for four years. She had to explain the difference between cheerleading and what Jackie does as a dancer, because Steve thought it was the same. Steve says he never went to one football game when he was in high school.
Becky heard this topic of conversation and came right over to give her
Becky: Everybody went---it was our sport!
Across the backyard, at the hot tub Liz, Meg and James are chatting. James is trying to be funny, bringing up everyone's family members.
James: I wonder what Angela's doing? (the Twin's older sister---by only 10 months)
James: I wonder what Andrea is doing? (ha ha Andrea Boehlke, Meg's Survivor friend)
James: I wonder what Mayor Maley is doing? and Mary Kay?
Meg: Mary Lou is my mom...not Mary Kay!
Meg thinks her family must have stopped watching this show weeks ago.
Upstairs, Vanessa and Steve tried to fight off boredom by playing a game of chess, but even that didn't work. Steve had a bad attitude about it and made a number of combative comments about Vanessa's chess game, such as:
* You're still up to your same shit.
* You have no original content here.
* Here I am trying to learn something, but you are just reciting the same old stuff that you memorize.
Vanessa tried to coach Steve, asking him questions about his planned moves and giving advice.
Vanessa: But if you make that move, the game will be over.
Steve: This game was over a long time ago.
She explained that chess players usually have a favorite opener and spend a lot of time studying how to execute it from all angles.
Vanessa explained to Austin that Steve just stopped trying, like he does when he plays chess with Julia.
Vanessa made her Pickle Fried Pork again, and announced that there were a lot of clothes on the couch that belong to somebody, and it would be great if someone could check to see if they owned any of them.
Steve: Why do I feel like that was directed at me?
Meg: Well, they're all men's clothes.
James feels like he's gained five pounds in the BB house. Liz says her mom primarily caters weddings, and her business partner does all of the other events they are hired to do.
James mentioned having the BB Slop Battle tonight, but there wasn't much interest in that. No one wants to eat slop.
James: If we had a Cupcake War, I'd be into that. I can make cupcakes without a recipe.
Everyone is surprised by that.
Meg thinks she could make cupcakes, too, and says she has actually been thinking about it.
James: I'd need some powdered sugar....and some...I don't want to say it, because I'd give away my secrets, but I can make my own icing bag.
Austin made a number of comments about how Grandma can bake, and how her college roommate was Betty Crocker, etc.
In Steve's quest to "buddy up" with Austin, he claimed to have had contact with Colgate Palmolive regarding sponsorship deals for Colgate toothpaste.
Austin made a salad for Liz that included blueberries.
Outside Johnny tried to pretend to be interested in tonight's planned activity. Apparently they are having some sort of mock trial for "Grandma" after James threw some chocolates at her. Vanessa is Grandma's lawyer and is using Johnny Mac as her medical expert called to testify.
They discussed sub-dermal hematomas and so forth. This morning Vanessa also discussed specific antibiotics by name with Johnny Mac, telling him she knows about it because Mel had a staph infection last year and they consulted with a doctor who is in her family about what to do about it.
My Point: It won't be long until Johnny Mac starts rumors that Vanessa is a doctor, right?
Becky is going to be the judge in the trial, and she wastes no time being judgey and bossy about how things will be handled in her courtroom.
When it came time for the trial, Meg hobbled out using the Swiffer as a crutch and everyone laughed at her grandma socks and shoes.
I lost interest in this, and stopped watching. It's just too douchey for me. Meg herself said earlier that she has never known people who keep using the same inside joke over and over for three weeks.
Meg: Maybe use it one week, and then come back to it weeks later. But not three weeks in a row....I've had enough with the Irish Spring. Please think up some new jokes.
Steve: This is Austin and James you're talking about here....how much originality are you expecting?
This morning Becky is in a lot of pain. She went into the DR to discuss her toe at around 5:00 am, and over six hours later she still hasn't seen a doctor or gotten any medication to take.
Becky said her toe is swollen to twice it's size from yesterday, and she knows she is supposed to keep it elevated, but when she does that it throbs and is excruciating, but when she keeps it level it becomes more swollen. She has been crying and her eyes are red.
She has an ice bath to soak it in. Vanessa came to look at it and thinks it might be an infection, potentially a staph infection, and says she might really need a strong antibiotic to start the healing process.
Becky doesn't understand what is taking the DR so long to get a doctor.
I think she may have initially hurt her toe playing the OTEV PoV competition. I know they had to trudge through all sorts of gooey and wet substances, so maybe that is where she might have been exposed to some bacteria.
I found a moment in the hammock in the wee hours of this morning, around 4:45 am, where Becky was in the hammock with Steve and Johnny and she put her feet right in Johnny's face.
I think the problem is just south of the toenail on her left big toe. You can see some swelling, and apparently it is much worse today.
I know this may be a bad time to bring this up, but surely Johnny Mac has considered how this might impact the votes to evict on Thursday night. If Becky has a serious injury, she might not seem like such a competition threat, after all.....