Tuesday, July 31, 2018

You Can't Always Eat What You Want. #BB20

This is Tyler's artwork, displaying yet another of his many seemingly-effortless talents.  I don't know who "Rich" is, but instead of pushing back the pins on this side of the room, Tyler did his work from the hallway side, pushing in the pattern that he drew.

I don't know about you, but I wish I had a pin wall in my house.  If you have kids, it seems like a great way to let them be creative without ruining anything.  As long as their hands are clean when they touch it.  I guess that could be a problem, once sticky substances are involved.

They have to leave the wall for future BB seasons, don't they?  This was the corner of the room with the green apples last summer.  I did love the apples, but the pin wall is functional as well as decorative.

Yesterday morning the PoV meeting was held, and Tyler did not use the PoV.  From the chatter I heard afterwards, it sounds like they had to reshoot part of the ceremony because Tyler said something like "I'm going to NOT not use the PoV".  Everyone reassured him he did just fine, but I'm sure it sucked for Brett and Rachel, that their alliance member did not save them.

Those plastic containers on the counter are new this  year---maybe this is an anti-ant initiative, since there are usually numerous open cereal boxes strewn all over the kitchen.  Sam has been using those containers to make her Puppy Chow, so she can easily shake them up with the powdered sugar, and makes for easy access and storage later.

Bayleigh didn't want Tyler to use the PoV, and Tyler didn't want to out himself by using it.  I think he would have, though, if he was sure that Scottie would have been the renominated house guest.  In a sense, it's Rachel's fault she's on the block.  She spoke at length with Bayleigh and agreed to go up as a pawn, and then freaked out afterwards.

Scottie's persona is either an act, or a nervous compulsion.  I watched him have a long conversation with Fessy recently and his voice was totally normal. He also made coherent conversation, asking Fessy questions about what his plans were for life, and his immediate goals associated with moving to California.

(Apparently Fessy plans to relocate to Los Angeles now, because he's "done all he can in Orlando".)

Also, Fessy said that he earns most of his money working at Margaritaville at Universal Studios in Orlando.  He said he knows a lot of people in town because he's been going to the same gym every day since high school, and he also goes out a lot at night.

But back to Scottie, it sounded like a normal conversation between friends.  But fast forward to him playing pool with Brett and he blurts out comments about his manscaping that I will not repeat here because NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR THAT.  Scottie seems to have a fixation on toilet habits, too, so all you psychoanalysts can just chew on that.  He seems stuck in the 3rd grade sometimes.

Scottie also spoke at length about how much fun he and Tyler had as they addressed the previous BB players while they were in the Have Not room, apologizing for shit talking them and inviting them to talk all the shit they want about him.  And his pubic hair.  Not kidding about that.  Nope.  Something tells me that Tyler would have something different to say about that conversation.  Just a guess.

Brett is very handy in the kitchen, often making the coffee for everyone and he seems to cook something rather elaborate every day.  I know Swaggy said that he thinks Brett and Winston were the best cooks in the house. Brett is no chef, but he can fend for himself, which is nice.

I see Angela eating frequently, but she does a lot of nibbling of small plates, and takes tiny little bites of things.  She told Brett about the new Puppy Chow that Sam made with Honey Oat Cheerios instead of Chex cereal.  Sam tried to make it healthier by not adding M&Ms, but I think if you compared the two cereals' nutritional content side-by-side, the unhealthiness would equal out.

Angela thinks it is the best ever, though.  Angela is a peanut butter freak who always takes the nearly-empty peanut butter jars and a spoon and lingers over every morsel for what seems like hours.  With Sam making so much of these Puppy Chow concoctions, there seem to be a lot of empty jars for Angela to enjoy.

(Natural peanut butter would be my Death Row meal, maybe even with just a spoon.  Although some Triscuits or Nilla Wafers would be nice to scoop it up with.)

Brett tasted it and said it was the best ever.  In fact, he'd like to pour a big bowl of it and eat it like cereal.  But he didn't think it was healthy.

Something new is going on with Sam now. I think she's getting institutionalized in there.  It is now clear that she is VERY self-conscious about herself and I'm guessing this is one reason why she is so critical of the other girls in the house.

Apparently Sam has never worked out, because she made a BIG FUCKING DEAL out of taking a mile-long walk with Angie in the backyard.  I wouldn't have thought twice about it, because the backyard was full of people exercising and lounging by the pool, and she and Angie could have just had a nice conversation the whole time.  But instead Sam had to HOLLER at the cameras, YELLING for them to stop watching her.

The cameras did check in on the two of them walking from time-to-time, as they hoisted weights for a few laps and bantered with the guys playing pool as they walked past.  JC made a point to tap them on the butt when they pass by with his pool cue, but in a friendly way.

Sam:  Stop hitting me, you little shit.

But later she was riding on the exercise bike and chatting with Tyler, and started SCREAMING when she saw the cameras shift over to look at her.


And with that, she got off the bike and ran inside.  This might come as a shock to Sam Bledsoe, but everything is not about her.  I know it's hard to go to a gym for the first time, but simply walking around the backyard and doing the same thing as everyone else doesn't make you the star of the show.

So let's see if she goes for another walk today, before they lose the backyard on Wednesday.  I read online that she said she wanted to have a body like Haleigh's.  Sam is only 27, so she shouldn't have to do much to get in shape.  She just needs to do it consistently.  That's really all it takes.  Just one foot in front of the other, one day after another.

But the guys "joked" that Sam and Angie were like two "old ladies" going for a walk.  I think Angie enjoyed her company and encouraged her to keep going, so it's too bad Sam had to make it all about herself.

After the PoV ceremony, Angela had a whispered conversation with Brett where she assured him he had the votes to stay this week.  Brett feels good about that, but said he would feel better if he wasn't on the block at all.  Of course.

I don't think I've seen Haleigh cook anything lately, but right now there are quite a few cooks in the house so sometimes its best to just let that be.  I've seen quite a few BB players over the years get territorial about their role in the kitchen.

There are cabinets up high in the bathroom for storage.  Haleigh is standing on the couch rifling through one in this picture.  There seems to be increased storage space throughout the house this season, which helps the house look cleaner on camera.

This is so gross I had to take a picture of it.  It is Kaycee making some sort of breakfast dish, using this sausage or whatever it is.  She was saying that she'd like to learn to speak Spanish fluently, and wondered if anyone in the house would teach her.

Angie: I'm sure there will be plenty of Mami's who want to help you learn after this summer.

Kaycee:  Hey. Yeah.

There was chatter in yesterday's post about whether or not Haleigh looked like she had breast  implants.  Turns out she did, but I never noticed that she might have them, or thought she might need them.

But in this top it looks like she has them, but to be fair, with the right top any girl can get this type of cleavage.

I do not think Haleigh is "bottom heavy", as described by Bayleigh.  That comment is just ridiculous.  Reading that about yourself is what leads to problems like Sam has, not being happy with yourself.

Haleigh is a beautiful girl and it is too bad that she felt she needed corrective surgery at such a young age.  She could have put that money in a stock index fund and gotten better results, in my opinion.

She told Tyler she met some rapper or singer that Tyler knew about.  She hung out with him and some other rappers one night (Fetty?) and then he kept trying to fly her out to California to stay with him.  The feeds kept shifting while they discussed it, but it sounds like they met in December, and Haleigh didn't like how he kept commenting about some blogger.  Or something like that.

I think this is him...the guy on the right (Trevor).

They had an interesting conversation in the pool yesterday, with JC telling them his views on gender roles.   He believes that as far as medical and reproductive matters, there are only two genders, male and female, but when it comes to labels and preferences, there will be no norms or labels in the near future. Children will choose what they want, and what they like, and will not be told what colors or clothes to wear, and what toys to play with.

Angela has heard of that, that some new parents aren't calling their newborn daughters "her".

(It's called a "Theyby" and is a trend towards gender-neutral babies.  It is frightening to me but I'm sure it is the wave of the future, the way things are going.)

Kaitlyn has spoken now, doing an Instagram live yesterday with two of her friends.  She said she and Joe "are taking some space now" because she has some "internal work to do".  She took full responsibility for the break up, admitting her actions in the house caused it, and would like everyone to leave Joe alone, since he didn't sign up for the show.

She said Fessy was salty about her because she "turned him down" and that's that. She would never get involved with someone like him, she said.

She said she loved Angie Rockstar, and seems to harbor no ill feelings about getting evicted while sitting next to her.

I don't know if she talked about Haleigh on the broadcast.  I hope someone asks Kaitlyn if she knows that Sam accused her of stealing her hairbrush the first week of the game.  At the time I thought that was ridiculous, but now I'm not so sure.

Since the PoV meeting, Rachel has been like a ghost in the house. I'm sure she's very upset, but part of it is that is she thinks Brett is going to leave the house, so it's kind of a Lose-Lose scenario for her.

(Little does she know she will actually lose the game this week.)

It already seems like her alliance is ignoring her.  Instead she spent time in the hammock with Haleigh last night, and even played cornhole with Scottie last night.  I don't think the Level Fivers planned to ice her out, but maybe they just feel guilty and want to avoid conversation with her in advance of what is sure to be a huge blindside for her.

And Bayleigh.  (Ha ha ha.)  And Haleigh.  And Fessy.  And Angie. And Scottie (maybe).

JC has a big event he performs at every December that everyone is saying they want to attend.  The house guests planned to have a picnic last night in the backyard, and JC was very excited about making a dish for everyone that we'll talk about in just a moment.

The girls told Tyler that he's going to get a lot of girls after the show ends, and JC says he knows there will be a lot of young preteens, too.  JC "stalked" Cody's social media and sees a lot of "12 year olds" talking about his pictures, and how cute he is and all.

Tyler was embarrassed, but of course it's true.  Bayleigh said he reminds her of Hayden who played this game before, and this brought about a total clusterfuck where I was yelling at the screen while I was on my treadmill.  Here are a few of the conversational nuggets that were said about this mysterious "Hayden".

*  Hayden is the one who always ran around naked.  (JC)
*  Hayden is the one who dated Nicole, before that "gay guy Cody". (unknown commenter)
*  That guy played baseball at A&M.  (Haleigh)
*  No, Nicole dated that really tall guy named Cody.  (JC)
*  No, there was another Hayden who was on Season 10 who won the game.  (Angie)
*  No, we're talking about the Hayden who played before him.  (Bayleigh)

To his credit, Tyler kept his mouth shut, not correcting any of them about the numerous errors in their statements.

All the live feeders have seen Haleigh trying to get Tyler's attention.  He's a very sharp, perceptive guy, and I know he is well-aware of this, but he doesn't want a showmance.  Or any problems with Fessy, since they are sort of tiptoeing around working together with Scottie and JC if the girls alliance pans out.

The camera crew knows Bayleigh has been VERY critical of Haleigh's actions around Tyler and shows us her scowling at Haleigh and Tyler in the pool.  She told Fessy yesterday that Haleigh apparently has NO IDEA how serious Fessy's move to save her with his PoV was last week.   She feels Haleigh is being inappropriate by "throwing herself at Tyler" and mentioned this scene in the pool later during a private meeting with Fessy.

After the PoV ceremony every week, the HoH's power is over, and people stop kissing their butt.  Of course Bayleigh still has her "secret" power, but just about everyone in the house knows all about it now, thanks to Bayleigh telling Rachel about it.  So someone still might get clipped by that power, but Bayleigh herself might find herself going home as a result of a PoV renomination.

I think Brett was making fish tacos here, using lots of fresh ingredients.  It's kind of painful to watch him cut them up, but I think that's more a factor of the dull knives they get, then Brett's potential chopping skills.  You really need a chef's knife to do it right, but Production doesn't let them have sharp knives in the house anymore.

(Shout out to Justin the Thug from BB2, who held a knife to Krista's throat in a "flirty" drunken moment.)

On BBOTT Production let them use a sharp knife to carve the turkey on Thanksgiving, but BB hounded them incessantly to get them to return it to the DR right after dinner.

Angela made a cake out of melted ice cream and flour.  She said she read about it on Pinterest and both she and Brett thought the batter tasted good.  I think it was too soupy after she baked it so she put it in the freezer to firm up. I never saw the finished product, but I did look it up and I think she might have needed to use eggs, or a plain cake mix instead of the flour.

What better time to try things though, then in the BB house with so many enthusiastic eaters all around you?


As of the next morning, the cake is apparently frozen solid like a brick. Angela is letting it defrost for breakfast.  The joke is that she plans to feed it to JC  and everyone says "No! Don't give JC sugar!"

JC made these "Colombian Hot Dogs" after talking about them this afternoon.  It was his version of a popular Miami snack called "Perros".  He made a spicy red sauce out of marinara, cheese, hot sauce, spices, mustard and a little ketchup.  There are crushed potato chips under that sauce.

JC:  My reputation in the house depends on this.

They put a little picnic blanket out and JC brought out his tray of Perros.  And everyone thought they were delicious.  He made some of them with beef hotdogs, and others with veggie hotdogs so everyone could enjoy them.

Angie: JC you put a lot of love in these.  I can tell and I thank you.

Even Angela ate half of one and seemed to really enjoy it.  They all said it tasted like a pizza with hot dogs.  JC says there is a place in Miami that is open 24 hours, and when the bars close and you are drunk these Perros taste like the best thing ever.

One of the girls, either Haleigh or Angela, said they could eat five of these, easy, if they were wasted.

Note the janky "Cornhole" game they made in the backyard.  I think they made the beanbags with socks filled with rice (or something).  Kaycee was excited that they can take it in the house when they are locked down this week.

I can tell Brett didn't want to try the Perros, but when he heard the girls all say they were delicious, he caved and took a beef version.  And he liked it, too.

It was nice, everybody eating outdoors.  They want to do this more often, they say.  Kaycee also made some burgers that everybody loved.

Yes Haleigh, Tyler is right over there.

JC really wanted Sam to try one of his Perros, but I'm not sure if she ever joined them in time to eat one. I know Tyler really wanted one, but he's a Have Not so he got shut out.  I'm pretty sure JC will make them again before too long.  They were a big hit.

Angie: I really like the surprise of the potato chips at the end.  Whew.  Those are good.

(Angie is very supportive and pleasant with everyone.  But I don't think the TV audience knows that, unfortunately.)

I found the Perros for you, and it looks like the toppings can be very elaborate.  A very sloppy yet tasty snack.

This is Sam's spider jar. She caught some ants to put in there, and also some sort of insect for the spider to eat.  Kaycee felt sorry for it and said she wanted to take the insect out, but then she'd have to find a jar to put it in so she didn't.

Everyone is part of the food chain, it seems.

Monday, July 30, 2018

If You Can't Keep Your Own Secrets, How Can You Expect Anyone Else To? #BB20

Saturday was the PoV competition, and when the live feeds returned we saw they had colorful costumes that indicate some sort of nerd theme to the competition.  I've heard chatter online that the competition was the Outback Steakhouse competition, but I can't confirm that.  Other than hearing Bayleigh says she likes the brown bread served at the Outback, I haven't heard anything about it.

However I can confirm that bread is DELICIOUS.

Before the comp started, I heard Kaycee ask Angela to be her date to the PoV comp viewing and they were both giggling about it.  But from what I can tell, the non-players had to sit in the HoH room the entire time, and may or may not have been able to watch the comp play out on the TV screen.

Scottie wanted to go outside and experience the competition set, as he's done after a few other PoV comps he didn't play in, but Production did not allow it. Apparently the puzzle pieces were very large, and may have posed a problem for JC since they had to lug them around.

Brett did not win the PoV, but no doubt wanted to since he's on the block for eviction.  Brett does not look convincing in his nerd gear, does he?  Unless he's going to some sort of Revenge of the Nerds fraternity party, I'm just not buying it.

I've never watched The Big Bang Theory before, but does it look like this comp might be a promotional tie-in with the show?  I heard Angie kind of complain about her hosting duties not being what she hoped they would be, but she said she "did get a few good lines" in.  Maybe one of the stars on the show came in the backyard to host?   Or maybe they taped an intro package or something.

Fun Fact:  Just recently I learned that "Young Sheldon" was connected to the Big Bang Theory, but only because I heard Jim Parsons on a podcast discussing a Broadway production he's working on.  I've never watched Young Sheldon, either, but I saw lots of chatter about it last summer during BB19.  There's too much TV out there for me to keep up with, apparently.

It's important for you to know that Brett is just chilling since nominations.  Just going about his business as usual, with no histrionics or temper tantrums.  For all you future BB players, this attitude is KEY in most cases.

Yep, Tyler won the PoV.  Some fans are asking why in the world Tyler would feel the need to win another comp, but I think he felt he had to.  It seems crazy that Bayleigh doesn't want to target him this week, since she's said in the past that she thinks he's a major threat in the game.  She told him he could take this week off, but Tyler doesn't seem to believe that she's that naive and bad at playing Big Brother.

Well, Tyler can believe it.  Because she is, and she is.  I guess she might be good at Big Brother if she understood how a good HoH uses it to gain favors and information, but Bayleigh is on too much of a Power Trip to learn anything from anybody.

Plus, it was one of those timed trial competitions that probably makes it hard to throw, unless you're really obvious about it.  The evicted house guests had life-sized stand ups in the competition, and you won't be surprised to hear that Bayleigh apparently kissed Swaggy C's game piece.  And several players said they were scared when they saw Kaitlyn's game piece.

Tyler wanted to be sure he can save his "In the Cloud" power for another time. He's safe this week.

There was a lot of excited chatter in the living room, as the players talked nonstop about what they did, and what they should have done.  You'll notice that the players are all on the right side of the living room, and in the nomination chairs, and the non-players are directly opposite. 

All of the players were happy to get some new clothes to wear, but I assume they will pair the separates with other clothes, unless they really want to look like nerds.

And you probably know that Rachel is not taking her nomination this week well AT ALL, even though she basically volunteered to go up during one of several pre-nomination conversations with Bayleigh.  Rachel either has the memory of a goldfish, or just babbles without even listening to herself, because she clearly seems to believe that the nomination came out of left field.

I can state I watched Rachel tell Bayleigh it was okay for her to go on the block as a pawn, and even said she liked the idea of being sure of playing for PoV.  And I can also state that I've been watching Rachel LOSE IT as she moves from room to room, babbling nonstop about this, that and the other, to the point where her own alliance is alarmed about working with her.

(I discussed the day of nominations here, if you didn't see it.)

The camera crew knows Rachel is a powder keg right now, so they follow along, ready for action.  First, the somber undressing.

And the checking of the eye make up, which could indicate tears have been shed.  Or will be shed.

And then the telegenic stalking around, trying to decide what to do next. 

And Rachel's friends Angela and Kaycee did the same exact thing, but what they decided was NOT in Rachel's favor.  Once Rachel started crowing about how Tyler was a double agent and had screwed them all over, that was the beginning of the end of Rachel in Level Five, and also The Vixens.  On Sunday night Rachel finally discussed her specific concerns with Tyler and he calmly explained exactly what happened, with no embellishments, and Rachel was like, "Oh, Okay.".

I watched Rachel stroll of the room and tell Kaycee that she understands now and is good with Tyler and Kaycee kind of snorted and laughed.  Rachel already played her Crazy Girl card, and it's hard to take that back once other people see it.  Her team knows now that any time there is a bit of stress, Rachel is going to erupt with paranoia.

Their task now is to get the votes to evict Rachel, assuming Tyler doesn't use the PoV during Monday's PoV meeting.  There are nine people voting this week, so they need five votes to evict.

Votes to Evict Rachel

JC ??
Sam ??

Or Scottie?

Look for Tyler to work on getting those last two votes in the next day or so, and Kaycee as well.  Unless something crazy happens at the PoV meeting...

Later that night, the house finally got a booze delivery.  They don't seem to realize that the way to get served is to have someone go in the Diary Room and request it.  You can't just sit in the house and bitch about wanting to get drunk into your microphone---you have to make the formal request.  In past seasons the house guests have gotten beer and wine every night except the nights before a live show, because they learned how to ask politely.

A minute ago I mentioned something crazy happening at the PoV meeting....well Brett might make another rousing speech to stir up trouble with the ladies, using Angie as the focus.  AGAIN.  It was Angela's idea, actually, designed to get the girls in the house riled up at each other and to pull Scottie's votes to their side.  They are going to say that before she left, Kaitlyn told Tyler about Angie starting up a Girls Alliance, which is sort of true.  She talked CONSTANTLY last week about wanting an all girl jury, so assuming that means she wants two girls in the Final Two, that is definitely a Pro Female plan.  Brett is going to mention that in his PoV speech (maybe) and that is sure to set off some drama to start our week off.

When is someone going to target Sam for eviction?  She can't seem to participate in any conversations.  She either bustles around cooking, cleaning or crafting, or lectures whoever happens to be standing nearby about how they should live their life, according to her rules.

I noticed the SAME EXACT pattern when Sam was a robot, so it's not like this is anything new.  She can't just join a conversation already in progress, blending in.  I'm sure casting looks for these type of self-absorbed, opinionated people because we need that, to keep things lively.

Sam was as happy as anyone else to get some alcohol in the house and loudly read the side of the beer can for the house guests to "enjoy".

Everybody but Fessy and Brett drank on Saturday night, since the Have Not week was finished. Fessy doesn't drink, probably associated with being Muslim, and Brett likes to drink but didn't understand the point of chugging a few drinks in the backyard.  They both worked out instead.

One season I clocked how long it took for the booze delivery to be discovered in the storage room, to the time it was consumed, and it was less than 15 minutes, as I recall.  In this situation I guess you have to hurry, because there is excess demand for such a limited supply.  It's all economics, people.

Bayleigh is that drinker who announces before and after every sip how wasted she is, or is going to be.  Okay, we got it Bayleigh.  But everyone in the house is really kissing up to her, because someone who won the PoV just might use it.  She had some wine in her HoH basket so I think they drank that as well.

There was a lot of talk about Kaycee's burrito folding skills, and how the twist might be that she owns Chipotle. 

They really needed this treat to take their mind off their troubles.  I think the booze was delivered after BBAD went off the air, so perhaps that timing was no accident. 

Last night Angie was in her bed and suddenly she felt a sharp pain on her leg.  It turned out she had a bee inside her long flowing skirt and she killed it. She was upset about smashing the bee and doesn't know how it got there.

Tyler got the First Aid kit and helped her tend to it. It occurred to me that as a Lifeguard he is probably trained at all sorts of valuable First Aid skills, like making a tourniquet, or saving someone who is choking on a chicken bone.


I was walking my dog last week and as we turned the corner towards home, my right arm brushed against my body and I felt a sting like Angie did. I guess there was a wasp or hornet on my dress and when my arm touched it, it stung me.  I never saw it, but it left a big stinging welt on my right forearm.  I put ice on it immediately, to stop the sting, but maybe that wasn't the right thing to do since Tyler didn't recommend this to Angie.  I'm all healed up now, so it's no biggie.  I did get bit by a brown recluse spider once on my right calf and had to get emergency care, but I waited until there were hot red stripes running up my leg and couldn't put any weight on it without pain.

Don't do that, kids.  If you feel something, say something.  I thought it was just a little ant bite though, and could not see where the spider pincers got me until the swelling went down and the hot male nurse pointed them out to me.  The spider venom does eat away at your flesh---I had a little indention in that spot for years but it seems to have vanished now.  Don't google that situation if you're about to eat lunch though.

JC announced several times that if Production wanted to see this type of entertainment every week, they need to deliver the booze.  Little does he know that during other seasons, the cast played drinking games almost every night.  (Remember BB13's Big Booty?)

I think there were some problems with the water in the hot tub last week. I heard them say that chemicals had been added and they had to wait to get in there.  But I guess that problem has been solved now.

Haleigh was catching a serious buzz.  She and Fessy are still not getting along, but I don't know why she can't just fake the friendship with him if she needs to.  He is someone who can actually win comps and is on her side, so there is no need to be so bitchy to him. 

Bayleigh is a fun drinker with lots of energy.  She likes to hear herself talk though, that's for sure.

I heard her talk to Tyler a day or so ago about Haleigh's reaction to Sam's speech when she nominated her.  One thing Sam said is that she "takes the most and contributes the least" to the house.  Haleigh asked Bayleigh what that meant and Bayleigh told her that she was leaving her clothes everywhere, including on the floor, and left her cups and dishes where ever she finished eating. 

Tyler:  Oh, so that's when she started cleaning!  I noticed that.....

Bayleigh:  I told her that with love, so she accepted it.  She even cleaned the bathroom last week.

But as they drank Bayleigh wanted to discuss Haleigh's backside, which has apparently been a topic of conversation.  She asked Haleigh to get  out of the hot tub and come over and show it to her.

JC:  I wonder if it's real though?

They all laughed, but I think Bayleigh announced that Haleigh had breast implants.  But how can that be true?  It doesn't look true to me, but Bayleigh also announced that since Haleigh was "so bottom heavy, it made sense for her to do that".

What?  I don't understand either of those statements.  I guess we shouldn't discuss our plastic surgery secrets with Bayleigh if she's going to have any adult beverages.

JC was impressed and begged Haleigh to twerk for them.  I think she did it before but was nervous about Sam seeing her and condemning her behavior again.

I think she put her bottoms on inside out, too.  Or maybe I just don't understand fashion anymore.

She did some quick twerking, and it looked authentic to me.  Everyone yelled and Angela said her butt is all muscle and it would never bounce like that.  Someone felt Angela's butt and agreed, saying it was hard as a rock.

Kaycee brought out another burrito and several of the girls took drunken bites as she held it out to them, including Haleigh.  I think Haleigh has lots of rebellion going on inside, but she's only 21 so that's normal, I guess. 

Like Tyler, Kaycee never seems to have any beef with anybody, and is not concerned with ego-related things.  Like, she doesn't have to prove anything to anybody in there.  She just listens, agrees, and processes the information later. 

The next morning, as they lifted the backyard awnings, Angela told Kaycee and Tyler about her idea to have Brett expose the All Girl Alliance during the PoV ceremony.  Since the two girls are in the group, no one will think they are in on exposing it, since they plan to pin the blame on Kaitlyn telling Tyler, which makes total sense.

Tyler:  Yeah, we'll pin it on Kaitlyn.

JC also kept asking Tyler if he missed Kaitlyn and he just laughs and says no.

Last night Angela told Tyler about Bayleigh's power, but she said Bayleigh can change the noms next week.  I'm sure Tyler will seek more info about what the power means, what it does, and how long Bayleigh can use it, because he also told Brett about it, and the two of them have been plotting how to make it work for them, apparently.

And I also read that Rachel told Haleigh about Bayleigh's power, too, which is kind of hilarious.  And I think Tyler told JC, too.  So that might mean that everyone but Scottie and Sam know, but of course that might change, too.

And Brett was pleasantly surprised to hear that Kaycee and Angela were on board to vote against Rachel this week.  He was so sure they would stand behind Rachel that he didn't even want to ask them about it. 

I worked on this post last night, on a different computer.  I was quite pissed off to find that I didn't save it, or something, because I lost everything I wrote.  I think it was good, too, so although I'm not thrilled with this morning's effort, it's better than nothing, I guess.


On Saturday, while I waited for the PoV competition to end, I turned back the clock and watched some live feed footage from the first week of the game.  Due to technical reasons beyond my control, I didn't get to watch much of the first week's action, so it was very interesting.

Here are a few highlights from Sunday, July 1st.

*  Rachel has apparently been the butt of the joke from the very beginning.  I heard Angie telling a story about what happened days prior with Rachel's dinner.  Rachel was excited about eating a steak dinner and apparently left the patio to go inside and get something.  When she was ready to eat she found the guys (probably The Bros) had thrown her steak into the hot tub. Angie was annoyed, saying that the animal gave his life for their food and deserved more respect than that.  (Angie isn't even a vegetarian, but I wish more people would stop and think about where their food comes from.)

*  Angela told Rachel that she's never dated a guy within 10 years of her own age, and that 35 is the usual age she dates.  Both girls say they were initially very attracted to Winston based on his looks, but by the second day they were already "getting over it".  Rachel said she was "going back and forth" between Brett and Tyler now and Angela agreed.  (I think they were talking about their flirting habits.)

*  Angela and Rachel were very frustrated with Kaycee, saying that she never made direct eye contact when speaking with them.  Rachel said she made a specific effort to get Kaycee to look at her while she had a conversation with her that day, but Kaycee didn't do it.  They both felt Kaycee was shady due to this, and might be hiding something.  (I'm guessing it was just nerves, since they seem to trust Kaycee 100% now.)

*  Kaitlyn and Brett were cuddled up and stroking each other's hair and bodies right in front of everyone in Tyler's HoH room.

*  Kaitlyn was irritated with Tyler's nominations, saying that she'd rather get evicted in Week #2 for trying to make a big move, then making some pansy nominations that don't mean anything.

*  Kaitlyn discussed making "slutty brownies", which involve a layer of cookie dough, topped with a layer of Oreos, and then a layer of brownie mix.  (I've heard of those, but who could feel slutty after eating all of that?)


This is big news right now, so I will include it here.  Julie is standing behind her husband Les, of course, and so far I don't think there are any allegations of Mr. Moonves forcing himself on anyone.   However there are claims that he tried to ruin some careers, which is quite serious.  And having Ileana Douglas as one of the people claiming this is rather damaging, since she is a respected member of the show business community.

(Rumors about this situation started coming out last February, so it's not like Les or Julie was shocked by the news.)

The CBS Board of Directors is apparently meeting today to begin discussions of this.  Whatever happens, I don't think it will alter the plans for the current season of Big Brother.  The show is a Cash Cow for the network which fills many hours of cheap summer programming.  Plus they are now expanding it with the Celebrity edition and are successfully using the BB cast to staff up other competition shows, to great ratings effect.  (Like The Amazing Race and other game shows, even stunt casting on soap operas.)

Julie deserves better, I must say.  As a BB fan I think the worst we would face is a new host of the show, but not this season.  At least, I hope not.  

Here's what I can say:  When I got out of college, I went to work for one of the world's largest accounting firms.  And at that time, women did not even wear PANTS to work.  Being talked down to, flirted with, and even propositioned was something that happened CONSTANTLY as a normal course of business.  I know everyone's experience is going to vary, but I never even considered telling anyone I was upset about it.  In fact, there was NO ONE to tell.  Women being treated differently just WAS.  That was the WAY IT WAS.

I'm not excusing it.  But it was generally accepted conduct.  (I'm certainly not talking about women who were raped or assaulted...mainly just being minimized as a pair of tits with an ass attached to it.) And it happened (and happens) in every industry, not just show business.  That means at your father's place of business, your brother's, and maybe even your husband.  How would you feel if they were accused of this?  What would happen to your family?  

That's all I'm saying.  Let's just wait and see what happens.