Friday, September 15, 2017

Finally! #BB19

Brief Recap:
Alex was blindsided by Paul, and evicted.  Paul won the HOH comp.

Paul nominated Josh and Kevin.  During the POV competition, the BB 'Time Machine', where the house guests have to remember what incident happened on what day, Kevin was eliminated first, followed by Christmas and Josh.  Paul wins again!

He kept the nominations the same, and Christmas sent Kevin out the door.  FINALLY!

Jury Still Clueless?
Not about who's running the show; they are ALL aware Paul is in control of the house.  But some members still think they're 'puppet masters'.

Got news for you:  The only time a 'puppet master' has been sent to the jury house is when the other guests WAKE UP from their trance and realize what's going on WHILE they're still in the house, and conspire AGAINST the 'PM'!  The only thing Raven, Matt, Alex, and Jason did was do Paul's dirty work!

I hate to say it, but unless the jury puts aside their hurt feelings, Paul is going to find himself in 2nd place again.

Tonight the final HOH competition begins.  Josh vs Christmas vs Paul.  Unless something goes very wrong and Josh wins this and votes out Paul, I see Paul taking Christmas to the end.....on the other hand, if what Kevin told him makes him re-think that, and he takes Josh.....

Find out tonight!

Flashback Friday: Rebelliousness, Phase 2

Sept 1987:
Erica and I moved into our new 'home', 808 Woody Hall.  We then headed to Vincennes to spend the Labor Day weekend.  She to visit her boyfriend D; me to catch up with friend DW, my indiscretion from the previous Halloween.

I soon discovered DW's roommate was the same CS that I'd met last February, the guy on crutches with whom I'd danced all the slow songs at The Bank nightclub.  DW was also dating another girl, Roberta 'Birdy' (can't think of her last name!), whom I'd met briefly last year

Dad had also sold me his Pontiac T-1000, which I dubbed my LRBS (Little Red Bomb Shell).  Being a stick shift, I'd taken a crash course from him in driving it, and did pretty well.

Anyway, Saturday night I sneaked into DW and CS's room in Vigo Hall, and when I woke up the next morning, DW had spent the night with B, while C was in his bed.  I was freezing; C told me he'd warm me up.  Since I did find the man attractive, I did, and we discovered we enjoyed each other's company.

I spent the entire day with him, and we hung out at the George Rogers Clark Memorial and took pictures.

The next day, I was curious about my AF officer, so drove over to L'ville to talk to his mom.  To my surprise, he was back, and I'd just missed him by maybe 10 minutes!  I talked B into returning with me later that evening, and to my surprise, TS was also there!

S and B went to the basement, since S wanted his jacket pressed, and my answer was 'take a hot shower and hang it in the bathroom'.  B offered to iron it, so T and I stayed upstairs and talked.

He shared a highly personal story with me while making a Bloody Mary, and told me I was the best-looking of all of S's past girlfriends.  I looked at him......and fell in love.

But fought it, because he was S's best friend, and I was hoping to pursue a relationship with CS.

Hindsight 20/20
If I could do it all over again, I'd have never given up on that moment.  Because, I found out later that CS had been pursuing B's sister, and I was stupid enough to let him decide between us, something I'd done the previous year with disastrous results.  Did I learn NOTHING from history?

Me....Catty?
Remember JF, the guy who'd broken up with me in February?  I discovered he'd married T, and while CS, DW, B, and I were out to lunch, we ran into them.  I thought I could play it cool, but soon found the damnedest things coming out of my mouth, and thankfully I'd said them quietly enough they weren't heard.  I had to stop myself several times; why was I jealous?  It was the anger finally manifesting itself.

Member Of SPU On U!
When I was packing the car to return to BSU, C's RA came up to me; they needed two more people for the Tube Race, and would I be interested?  Sure; I'd use another friend's room number.  B also agreed, so I now had the following weekend planned.

I had an unusual schedule:  I only attended class T-Th-F, which meant I could head to VU by 1pm on Friday, and not have to return until Monday.  The weekend of the Tube Race, we had a great time, placing 22nd out of 33.  Whoever put our raft together didn't do that great of job.  Thankfully, the weather was nice and warm.

Apparently it was this weekend I met my future hubby, but I have no memory of meeting him.

Next Month:  I Meet My Future Hubby, Plus Confuse The Hell Out Of My Parents.

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Present Day:
I'm heading up to Lafayette today!  Going to be at the Eminence Harvest Festival tomorrow, then hope to spend a relaxing week with the 'rents, de-cluttering more of Mom's house, and seeing a few friends.  I'd also like to get 2 inches removed from my hair.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Another Blindside! #BB19

Brief Recap:  
Josh won HOH and nominated Kevin and Alex.

POV:
The BB classic where house guests hang on a zip line and try to remember what order the BB comics are in, plus discern subtle differences in some of the pictures.

Christmas was not eligible to play, due to her foot.
Kevin:  Tapped out at 45 minute mark.  His color blindness was too bad.
Josh:  24 mins
Alex:  14 minutes
Paul:  12 minutes!

He sat down with Alex and told her she was going home, and laid out his arguments.  She was not convinced he's doing it for game; she thinks he's doing it for selfish reasons, and that she would have played honorably, and taken him to the finals, had she gotten that far.

I personally would have loved to see a Paul/Alex/Christmas Final 3, but it looks as if it's going to be Paul/Josh/Christmas, unless something goes horribly wrong.

Split Votes?
C voted for Alex
P voted for Kevin
Josh broke the tie and sent Alex out the door.
Paul still has no blood on his hands, but he's manipulated EVERYONE since the Josh/Ramses vote.

New HOH!
Paul won the 'What the Bleep?' competition by 3 points in the 5th round, ensuring his ticket to the finale.  I predict he'll put up Josh and Kevin, and Kevin will be sent packing.  The final 3 then begin the battle for the final HOH.  Yes, P is allowed to compete in this final one.

We'll find out tonight if I'm right.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Josh Found His Spine! #BB19

Brief Recap:
Double-elimination happened!  Christmas sent Jason out the door in a tie-breaker; Alex won the HOH and nominated Kevin and Raven; Raven was sent home.  New HOH was played; we THINK Josh won.

Rumor Confirmed:
Josh did indeed win, but only because Paul and Kevin threw it to him.....after Kevin initially tried to win.

Emotionally, Josh was all over the place this episode.  He wondered if this was his chance to take a shot at Paul, but nominated Kevin and Alex.  HOWEVER....we think, by watching BBAD, that Kevin has possibly won the POV, which means either Paul of Christmas would be put up in his place. I'm betting Paul goes up.

But, I watched the last half hour of last night's BBAD, and now I'm wondering if Paul won the POV?  K and Josh were talking about the challenge, and K says he took the longest, due to his color-blindness. So????

D's going to stay up tonight and watch BBAD.  He'll let me know if any more info is mentioned.

There are pros and cons to having a spouse hooked on your favorite Guilty Pleasure.....one the one hand, he doesn't gripe anymore about me watching it.  Plus, he watches the after-show, and lets me know about his suspicions.  On the other hand, I've now watched more BBAD than I've EVER wanted to watch!

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Hurricane Irma Watch:
Irma came ashore in the Keys, and went up the west coast of Florida.  Came ashore again on Marco Island, west of Naples.  My Uncle Bill decided to stay, as did my Uncle Ed and Aunt Judy in Ft. Myers.

Will is holed up in his girlfriend's apartment, and "has plenty of beer', according to family reports.

Guess that's all you need for a Cat 4 hurricane; plenty of alcohol.

Irma came ashore as a Cat 4, was downgraded to Cat 3 in Naples, and by the time she was terrorizing Bradenton, Cat 2.

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Hurricane Harvey:
Don't think I mentioned this one; Harvey hit Texas 2 weeks ago and 'drowned' Houston with 51 inches of rainfall.  The joke:

"What do you get when you name a hurricane after a man?"

"A storm that wanders all over the place, doesn't ask directions, and causes a lot of damage!"

Friday, September 8, 2017

Flashback Friday: Head Slap Moment

Sept 1977:
Another 6th grade development:  New principal, Mr. Price.  Goodbye, Mr. Kendall.  Also, new PE Teacher, Mr. Z (can't remember his last name; we just called him Mr. Z....and boy was he cute!).

I had an embarrassing moment:  We were picking holiday committees, and I had already decided I wanted to be on the Christmas party one, but my name was called first, and my brain locked up!  For whatever reason, I got confused and thought she wanted me to PICK the people I wanted on the committee, but Mrs. Light grew angry with my confusion and wadded up my name and threw it away, saying, "Make up your minds about which party you want to plan."  She moved onto someone else, leaving me on the verge of tears and positive everyone was making fun of me.

Our School Pictures that year had a new background, bookshelves:)

Granddaddy fell ill and had to have surgery.  He had a heart attack while in the hospital, and Grandma and Grandpa Grauel flew home to be with him and Great-Grandma Geis.  He passed away Sept 30th, much to everyone's shock.

I was devastated.  This was only the 2nd family member I'd lost in the past year (Mom Katzenberger had passed several months earlier, but we only saw her maybe once a year), and while I wasn't particularly close to him, I do have fond memories of him.

He was pretty gruff, hard of hearing, and smoked cigars.  Probably the reason I was slightly afraid of him; my voice was small, and he couldn't hear me.  He'd say to us, "Twooooo minutes!  Twooooo minutes, and I get the yardstick!"

My sister wasn't afraid of him, and spent one afternoon snapping a purse closed in his face; he played along and acted surprised and shaking his finger at her while she shrieked with laughter.  I never had the guts to do anything like that.

Next Month:  Funeral and Fun in PE!

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Present Day:
We've been doing some more work on the green house!  Moved 2 stoves out of the front room, and shuffled things around.  Emptied the room off the bathroom/patio, and pulled out a warped headboard; metal head/footboard; shelving; BBQ pit; and several 45 records, including 4 Frank Sinatra, 2 Della Reece, Fats Domino, and one Ray Charles:)  Hopefully they're not TOO damaged; I'm hoping to try them when my stereo is hooked up.

Karaoke:
Did well last night, even leaving my phone in the bathroom.  Didn't notice it until I was 6 blocks from home.....needless to say, I got my exercise last night!

Tomorrow:
Not Gonna Be the One-ONJ
Nothing Compares 2U-Sinead O'Connor
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You-Glenn Medeiros
November Rain-G-N-R
Nothing But A Good Time-Poison (with Bill!)

Blindsided! #BB19

Brief Recap:
Christmas is HOH and nominated 'Jalex'....Paul won the POV and pulled Alex off; Christmas  put up Kevin in her place.  'Jalex' thinks Kevin is the target, so nice and calm.  Josh starts to stress over having to send Jason to the Jury house.

Julie revealed it was double-eviction night!  Jason is sent out the door, much to his surprise.  Angry, he stormed out, then asked Julie if he could go back in 'for just 5 more minutes'.

"For everyone's safety, I think you're better off out here."

During the goodbye videos, Josh tearfully told him about the plan.  Paul, not knowing this, lied about it, leaving Jason fuming that he'd been duped.

HOH/POV/Eviction:
Alex won the HOH and nominated Kevin and Raven.  Josh won the POV, but left the nominations the same.  Paul and Christmas voted Raven; Josh threw his vote to Kevin.

Raven was also stunned when she found herself going to Jury.

Special Announcement:
BB Celebrity will be played this winter!  Whoo hoo!  Not sure if they mean veterans or actual celebrities....hopefully no Kardashians!  Please god, no!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Shut Up Josh....#BB19

Brief Recap:
Due to Puppet Master Paul, Christmas, the one with the broken foot, managed to win the BB Track Meet.  She nominated Alex and Jason. 

Alex couldn't remember if she was supposed to throw the POV comp, so she and Paul ended up going six rounds in a tie-breaker before she answered differently from him, and lost.  The star of the new sitcom, Me, Myself, and I hosted, and now Paul and probably another guest of his choice, will get to go backstage at a taping of the show.  Since Josh is a HUGE fan of the guy, I hope he is chosen.

I did have some respect for the guy; he's hip to the fact that everyone is blinded by Paul, and not thinking for themselves!

Josh Starts To Freak Out:
Jason tossed out a casual teaser to Josh..."So I guess you and Christmas are in an alliance..." which, btw, was totally off the cuff, but Josh began to wonder if Paul was throwing him under the bus.  He whined to Christmas, who tried to reassure him, but J wasn't listening.  C then 'scolded' him and pretty much treated him like a child, instead of pulling him up to the HOH room, locking the door, and telling him the strategy.  Instead, she left the room when Raven wandered in, which left him feeling like a hurt 3 year old.

Later, up in the HOH room, C and P tried again to reassure J, but by now, the guy's worst enemy is his head.  He's so much into himself and his pity-party, he can't think straight!  It was probably very theraputic Monday night on BBAD, when he 'vented' to the camera and talked about everything he suspected Paul of doing.  He's right on some accounts, and very wrong on others.

Paul used the Veto on Alex, and Kevin went up, pissing off Josh.  So who will go home, Jason or Kevin?  Will it be a tie, broken by Christmas?  I soooooo want Kevin to go home!!!!!!

Double Eviction Night Ahead!
Will it be Jason, followed by Kevin, or Kevin, followed by Raven?  Tune in tonight!