Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Shelli: I'm Tweeting, Ya'll! #BB17

So I guess that's a joke about choosing between Clay and Steve.  It would be funny if it weren't sad and rather mean.

We get it.  Steve's a nerd.  Now let's move on.




Shelli's HoH Blog: Things are Just Peachy Around Here! #BB17


I'll just say it...I've been reading these HoH blogs for years, and something is up this year. Both of the HoH blogs so far have a professional feel, like maybe they used a ghostwriter or something to punch things up.   

This blog is a little too much sunshine and unicorns for me, but I guess that might be Shelli's style.

Next week, can we please have an HoH who will dish up some hard truths

I’m in the Big Brother house!!! This week I am Head of Household (woo hoo!), and each night as I lay in the HoH bedroom and watch the camera view of the kitchen, I am struck with the insane realization that this is my home! This cast is now my family. I have to remind myself each day to pause and look around at my surroundings… I am a Houseguest on Big Brother

It has been a few weeks here in the house and it already feels like home. This cast is phenomenal. These are people I will look forward to having relationships outside of this game for the rest of my life. But let me tell ya, this game it gets hard. I am more emotional than I expected. It is definitely a struggle to separate personal feelings with game play, but we’ve gotta do what we came here to do. This week, I had to put two people up on the block, and it isn’t easy. 

My hope through this game is that we can all play hard but kind. But who am I kidding? I am bracing myself for the twists and turns and drama and games. It’s going to be a wild ride! I am so excited for a new twist each week and for the crazy cool competitions to come.

As a viewer, this game has me on the edge of my seat, jumping up and down, screaming at my TV every week.

As a player, this game has us all going a little cray! We have no idea what y’all know out there, but we are having so much fun trying to figure it out!


Shout out to my fabulous family. I miss y’all so much and know you are cheering me on every day! It is through your strength and love that I am playing this game each day with honesty and integrity. 

To all of my ATL friends, I can’t wait to squeal with y’all about of this!

Da'Vonne: Feisty and strong, you are a beautiful woman.
Austin: Our big teddy bear! So docile and spiritual.
Steve: My Stevie B! So intelligent and silly. (Team Stelli!)
Liz: Such a cool chick—or chicks?? Hmmmmm,
Audrey: You know you are my girl. I admire all you have overcome and am honored to know you.
James: The funniest guy I’ve ever met. Can we just have a “James Show?” You are such a character!
Jeff: You are going to be my friend forever. You are a doll.
Vanessa: Girls in their 30s rule! Thank goodness for you, my girl!
Clay: What would I do without you here? Such a true gentleman who reminds me of home.
Jason: You know I fell in love with you from the minute you walked through the front door!
Meg: How is it possible for someone to be so adorable?!?
Becky: A confident and well-rounded woman. I am loving getting to know you.
Jace: We miss you, friend! Keep your light glowing!
John: You are so unique and funny!
Jackie: Such a hottie with the cutest spunk!


It’s time to get this game going strong!

It’s only Week 2, so I don’t have much else to gush about, but I intend to win HoH again and will have so much more to say!

We are all having a blast so far and we can feel it in the air that it’s about to get real up in here. Keep watching and keep rooting for this freaking amazing Big Brother summer!

Da'Vonne Came Here to Play, and Puts a Move on Cruella #BB17

First of all, if you don't know about the whole Thickems and Cruella business, I don't have time to get into that here. You can go here, to catch up.

OK.  So I finally got what I am waiting for from Da'Vonne.  And it's better that I thought it would be.

 "Liz" was in the bathroom idly moving things around and messing with the baskets of makeup and grooming supplies.  Day was in the kitchen chopping, and thinking.  And as we'll soon see, getting ready to strike.


Da'Vonne went in the bathroom and motioned for "Liz" to sit with her.  Day started softly, saying she needed Liz to be calm, and that she needed her complete trust.


Day, whispering:  You can't go crazy....OK?

Liz, whispering too:  You're scaring me.


Day: Now... people are saying something is going on with you...a group of people...

Liz:  OK.


Day:  Now...I think it's funny, but a group of people are saying that you're a twin..

Liz:  OK.


Day: ...And they're trying to say that you and your twin have been switching in and out...and the point is that .....the people that are saying this, I have dirt on these people....cause they crossed me.  If they feel that way about you, they're afraid of you.

Liz nods, and appears unbelievably composed.  You know her little heart is beating like crazy.  (I wonder if Thickems can sense it....where ever she is.  Twins can be like that, you know.)

(And Da'Vonne is holding a knife in her right hand.  OK, it's probably a butter knife, but it's a knife.)


Day:  I feel like I need you, and you need me.

Liz:  Yeah.....

Day, banging the knife on the seat cushion as she speaks:  You need..to..convince...Austin...to...KEEP...ME...IN...THIS....HOUSE.

Liz, still whispering:  Yeah...


Day, still banging that knife and whispering:  I NEED YOUR VOTE.

Liz:  Yeah.


Day: I need to make it at least to Jury.  That's all I can promise you...that we can make it to Jury.

Liz:  OK....oh my god.  I can't believe people are saying that.

Day:  So you....I'm not going to say you lay low, but you've been keeping it like this..



Day:  And they're saying your sister is, you know, like bubbly..

Liz:  Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Day:  So....GET BUBBLY.


Liz:  OK...OK...OK...

Day:  You understand?  Because I need to trust you not to tell this to nobody (banging knife again), because if it gets back to me, that FUCKS ME and YOU TOO.

Liz:  OK.  OK.  I'm going to talk to Austin.  But you know you've got my vote.  I really don't know where he's at.

Day: OK.  Please try to talk to him and figure it out.  Because that's the ammunition I need to get them.

Liz:  Yeah.  That's fucking crazy....that they would..

Day:  I NEED TO STAY IN THIS HOUSE.

Liz:  Yeah.

Day:  I NEED TO GET THEM.

Liz:  Yeah.  That's crazy. Who the fuck would say that?

Day:  We can't talk about it right now. But we WILL talk about it.

Liz:  OK.

Day:  But I need you guys to vote for me.

Liz:  Oh, for sure I want you here.


Day:  Me and you started something, and we got crushed when Audrey got involved...and (banging knife with every word) I STILL DON'T KNOW TO THIS DAY HOW THAT CONVERSATION GOT OUT.

Liz:  I think someone must have heard through the door.  I know I did not say shit, and I know Austin didn't....it was crazy how it happened.

Day:  She told me that Steve came back to her and told her that he heard, but I don't know if that's true or not.

Liz:  I know Steve has been creeping around and listening.

Day:  And then she told me that you and Austin made an alliance to backdoor me this week.

Liz:  Are you fucking kidding me?  No...no..that is bullshit.


Day:  I don't think you did...I think this was personal and I NEED YOUR HELP.

Liz:  You gave me that password (??) and I won't forget that..and you did not have to tell me what people have been fucking saying about me.  WHAT THE FUCK?

Day:  I know.  And that's why I wanted to say something to you about it.  I wanted to build that communication between us.  I wanted to build trust.  And me telling you that Liz, if it ever came back it could FUCK MY GAME OVER.

Liz:  I know.

Day:  Because they will come for me AGAIN!


Liz:  But you can trust me..you have my 100% word..you didn't have to tell me that, so you know if it gets out, that I said something.  So I'm not gonna say shit.

Day:  Thank you.

Liz:  You didn't have to tell me that and I respect you. We need to work together, because these people are coming after you, and now they're fucking coming after me.

Day:  Don't show it on your face. Keep being the person that you are.  If you have to go in the DR and get it out your system, then do that.  That's what I have to do sometimes.  And then go back out there with your game face and play the game.

Liz:  Yeah.  Play the fucking game.


Day walked back to the kitchen to check out the traffic, calling out that she was just going to get her cucumbers.  She came back and sat back down, crunching them.  Liz was pacing in front of the mirror as the reality of what just happened sunk in.


Liz:  Oh my god.....and that fucking show tonight....(the Hot Seat)....I just want to go to bed now and go to sleep.


Day, whispering:  They are the king and queen in this house...but only for this week...and you need to remember that.  And I PRAY TO GOD this doesn't come back and bite me in the ass.  And I'm trying to help you out right now.

Liz:  I know.  We need to work together.  I respect you so much right now.

They started whispering about Austin and then Vanessa came in and started making chatter about the new curling iron.  "Liz" just snapped right into bubbly conversation with Vanessa about Vanessa's bad hair day and then they started talking about Ed Sheeran (Shelli's CD).  Liz knows that Ed was just a guy on the street and he got discovered.

Vanessa hadn't ever listened to Ed before, but likes the mix of genres.

I think Jason is on this plan but he doesn't know yet if Day has the Last Laugh or not.  But I'm not sure about that part---he certainly isn't acting as if he does.  Day has been working to get Jason and James (that's the tricky part) to vote for her.  Hopefully she enough insurance votes to make sure she can get enough to stay in the house.

Later, Day told Jason that she needed Cruella to stay in the house, because if Thickems came in (as the "heavy set twin") she would immediately get the third degree from everybody else and would probably freak out.

Day:  Because Thickems might go off, but I think Cruella can hold it together.

***WHEW***

I love that Da'Vonne didn't ask Liz about being a twin...she didn't put her on the spot.  At first Liz tried to act like it was all bullshit, but it looked like she stopped doing that as the conversation went on.

Later, maybe she'll realize that Day knows, and she's trying to protect the Twin Twist.  At least for now.  I wish Da'Vonne had worked this angle from the start, but better late than never.  I think she needs to give Liz some pointers about how to turn Austin's vote without mentioning the Twin Twist rumor.  Particularly if the twins switch out before the live show....she needs whoever talks to Austin to be on point and persuasive.

I've got hope.  And tomorrow night is going to be good....

Clean Up on Camera 1 - Other Stuff That Happened Yesterday (Besides the Twin Drama) #BB17

There was so much hoopla over the Twin Twist situation yesterday that some other stuff kind of passed by the wayside.  I will include it here, along with any other newsy tidbits that come to mind.

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OK.  Let's go.

In the wee hours of Monday morning, Da'Vonne took her turn in the "Hot Seat" on the "Jeff & Austin Show".  Or the podcast, or whatever they are calling it.  As much as I hate to compliment Jeff, I have to say he does a very good interview and is good about asking follow-up questions that really delve into the issue.

Da'Vonne really went there, and started to cry when talking about how her father abandoned her and never really spent any time with her.  I think his name is Kevin.  She also talked about "Pooter", who is also known as James, who has been her love interest back home for years.

(I'm pretty sure this is the guy who is Cadence's father whom she told Big Jeff she just broke up with during her pre-season interview.  But clearly the relationship is not over and done with.)


Her voice broke as she said she knows she has a really tough exterior, but explains that she puts that out there so that no one can hurt her as bad as her father did.  And she has been thinking about James while she has been in the BB house.  James is very affectionate with her, but she has not really been able to reciprocate like he'd like her to.  She's been reflecting on that and is looking forward to seeing him again because she feels she has a better understanding of what he needs.


A "caller question" really tried to lift the room because everyone was tearing up, so they asked what her dream vacation would be.

Day:  I'd like me and James and Cadence to be on an island together, with little Cadence's tiny toes in the water.  Just the three of us...a family.

Jeff:  When is the last time you've taken a vacation with him?

Day:  Never.  (the crowd gasps, as they know she's been with James for over 8 years)  But remember that I just had a baby 7 months ago, but still...we've never been able to take a vacation.

Jeff:  Why?  Were there scheduling differences or financial issues?

Day:  Yes.

Becky is smiling here when she pictures little Cadence playing on the shore....not because of Da'Vonnes family drama, just so you know.


Before leaving the stage, Day addresses us on the live feeds and told the girls watching to never let their daddy or man issues keep them from trying to reach their dreams, that they are worth it, and should never feel otherwise.

This was a very powerful moment and everyone got teary-eyed again.

Before I forget, I want to point out that Austin thinks like, dude, Jeff is his bro now that Jace is gone and like, all of the drama is like, over between them.  But Jeff is openly derisive of Austin in the house, and has frequently been imitating him using a very "gay voice", often "ordering" fruity cocktail beverages.  I think Austin has heard him do this a time or two, but I'm not sure.


Jackie actually spoke on camera a few times yesterday, and it is refreshing to see her wear clothes that cover over half of her body.

I heard Becky say some interesting things one time about Jackie's show girl job.  Apparently a woman who is Jackie's boss at work (or was her boss, not sure) is a real unpredictable bitch, and will just fire the girls seemingly on a whim every week or so, and then re-hire them again the next day.  Becky used this story to justify Jackie's daily routine of putting on full makeup every morning.  I think most of the girls may have started doing that for the live feed cameras, but most of them have backed off on that, putting most of their cosmetic energy now into getting ready for the ceremonies and live shows.

So does Jackie wear those big showgirl headdresses in her show?  With pasties or maybe topless?  I would think that it wouldn't be too scary, since there are so many of the other show girls on stage with you doing the exact same thing, in sync.  As opposed to being the only stripper on the pole.  Not that Jackie is a stripper.....just trying to put myself in her strappy high heels to understand her life better.

(If she would talk about herself more, I wouldn't need to do that...)


Jason and Meg are eagerly awaiting the end of their Have Not week.  A day or so ago, Production confiscated all of the extra pillows and blankets they had relocated to the Have Not room, making life just a little tougher in that dentist's office.


Meg told the crowd that she wore this exact outfit for what sounded like the BB semi-final audition process.

Meg:  They thought I looked like a fattie in it, so the next day I wore a little crop top so they could see me.

Jason was shocked at this, because Meg is so slim.  Jason also says Production told him he is the smallest male player they have ever cast.

Jason:  Andy Herren looked like he had a gut on him....I think he used to carry more weight as a child.  But Ragan (ugh) was always very trim and lean.


And Jeff still has a DadBod.  And he seems to be in every alliance, trying to boss people and call the shots, and no one seems to be putting all the pieces together.

But Jeff's time will come. It always does.  Unfortunately it may be his time as HoH sooner than his time to sit in the nomination chairs.  Just a guess.

(Also, there is NO WAY Production can expose what a PIG Jeff is when he talks about women.  Let's not forget Jeff has been on TWO PRIMETIME CBS programs in the last year.  And they fucking set him up on a blind date!  So no way will they expose Jeff as someone who talks openly about banging and double-teaming and salad tossing the other contestants.  Just sayin'.)


This picture was such a happy accident for me.  I was just trying to snap a shot of Clay counting on his fingers and this is what I got.  I apologize to the entire Honeycutt family because surely this is not a gesture that Clay Honeycutt had ever done on the reg.

(Shout out to my Home Boy Frank Eudy.  Love, love Frank the Tank.)

Jeff and his DadBod were actually perched on the bed talking to Shelli and Clay about the vote this week, and I guess Clay thinks they will be #1.  Or something like that.


Shelli and Vanessa met in the backyard to work out in the morning.  And these girls weren't messing around.  They ran sprints as hard as they could, and also did interval training exercises that they learned from Clay and Austin.


***IMPORTANT SIDEBAR***

When the Twin Twist info was exposed, and the information was splashing all over the house, I heard Da'Vonne say several times that "Vanessa CAN NOT know this!".  She was very clear on this thought.  But let's get real....if Shelli, Clay, Jason, Da'Vonne, Meg, Jeff, Jackie and Steve all know a "secret", how long is that "secret" going to last?

Well, I didn't hear Shelli share the info with her friend Vanessa, but I watched Steve wake up Vanessa from a nap last night on BBAD to tell her about the Twin Twist.

Yes, Steve Moses squealed to Vanessa.  But they have a secret alliance that is all fresh and shiny, and they plan to keep it a secret.  As Steve pointed out to her, all of the best alliances are those that are not apparent on the surface, using Danielle Reyes and Jason Guy from BB3 as proof.

Steve came up with the alliance name...S.O.S, for "Students of Sound", and Vanessa came up with the hand motions of conducting a little symphony.

So Steve came in and abruptly woke Vanessa up and as expected, was not exactly the best orator for the information.  He had to keep repeating it, and said "this is what is being said in the house, so I'm telling you to build trust".

Vanessa was like "what the fuck?  why the fuck would they have twins switching out?" and Steve had to keep repeating the info about BB5 and the Fitness Twins.  I'm sure Steve is in DESPAIR that he was not the SuperFan who discovered this twist, which has been right under their own noses every day.

I later saw Vanessa munching her way through a bag of microwave popcorn, sitting and staring at the picture wall.  And then Cruella the Skinny Mean Twin came and sat by her at the table.  Uh huh.  Don't think Vanessa isn't calculating the percentages of the house guests who apparently know all about the Twin Twist and didn't tell her....because she is.  She's going to Flop them and send them Down the River.  Or however the sayings go...

Also....Rebel Steve also apparently told Becky about it....and told Becky to tell Johhny Mac.  I haven't seen that with my own eyes, but how great would it be if Audrey is the last to know?  Ha ha ha ha ha.

***END OF SIDEBAR***


I took a picture of Jackie from another angle for you, but unfortunately my damn watermark covered up the best part.  Sorry!  I will try to be more considerate next time.  You can take my word for it, Jackie looks great.   And Clay never so much as sneaks a look at the "assets" of the girls like Jackie or Becky.

Nope.  Not Clay.

In the first week of the game, I heard Da'Vonne discussing this with Jason, noting that it wasn't natural for a guy like Clay to have eyes only for an older gal like Shelli, with those other hot bitches in the house.

Day:  And he don't even look at Jackie or Liz....not even a glance.

They discussed the idea that maybe Shelli wasn't really 33, after all.

Day:  No.  I've seen her up close...she looks old.  She's 33.

Then they discussed the idea that maybe Clay isn't really just 23, after all.

Day:  Maybe that's why he's always putting on face cream in the mirror.

Jason:  And not looking at Jackie and Liz is how an older man would act, not how a 23 year old would behave.

(We can mock this conversation, but these two observant house guests are the ones who broke the whole Thickems and Cruella story this week.  They're watching.  And talking.)

And then it was HoH picture time.  There was some FISH involved at first.  Apparently Production wanted everyone to participate this week.


Vanessa had a wicked case of food poisoning the night before, but she put on her smiley game face and got in a few of the pictures.


Da'Vonne and Jason took a few together, and Day was getting emotional already about her friendship with him.  I think she has a shot at staying this week....it may be a long shot, but she does have a chance.

Vanessa told her yesterday that she "has a tool to stay...she just has to find it and use it".  I think that tool is Meg's popularity and strong bonds with guys like James, who is not exactly going to win Most Popular in that house.




Meanwhile, Cruella don't care.  She's just there to get her Sports Illustrated contract, according to Jason.