Monday, April 21, 2008

Off Topic Stuff

Since the BB9 houseguests are being so boring as they wait around inside the house for the POV meeting and the HOH comp ... and eviction? -- I'm posting some photos.

It's finally spring here in New Jersey!



A starling (or maybe a grackle?) on a wire enjoying the sunshine.


It's a daffodil, but surely not yellow!


Looking out my living room window at a squirrel in the tree. You see, I can keep myself occupied!

My remaining cat really doesn't like the camera.

70 comments:

joy n said...

Wonderful pictures, Jackie! Don't you just love this time of year? Everything and everyone waking up. Windows open, breathing in that beautiful fresh air. Watching the spring flowers blooming and the trees finally getting some green buds. Listening to the beautiful sound of birds singing. Sitting outside and feeling like everything is coming alive around you.

It's been a really long winter.

If my neighbors aren't watching, I just may go out there again and dance!

jamie said...

Great pictures Jackie!!!

nancy in pa said...

jackie, those pictures were really nice to look at. just gives a good feeling that spring is really here...with more to come. after a long winter, it just feels good to the soul. you are very talented.

delee said...

I have daffodils sitting on my table...love em. Great signs of spring, Jackie. Your cat looks like it is eyeing a mouse hole and ready to pounce. Too cute.

Mother Nature is toying with us in central PA, 80 one day, 50's the next. Grrr Maples are starting to leaf out so sun will be blocked from my window. But like human nature, soon we will be griping that it is too hot. HaHa

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy the pictures! One of our feral cats just had a litter and one kit looks like it will look like your kitty when it grows up! For some reason, they always pick our yard to have their litters. I have been trying to catch the mama for some time now to have her fixed, but she is elusive!

Jennasmom

TerryinCA said...

I luv all the pix jackie, the kitty is adorable! love those Calicos, whats her name?
And the daffodil! We have white ones out here with orange centers.

RyzandShyn said...

Yippee..Spring has sprung in New Jersey. It was a long time coming this year. Beautiful day today>
So, it sounds like Adam is really getting rid of Sheila. I really thought he was going to save her and have it be Ryan, Adam, and Sheila at the end. I think that's smarter for Adam.
I'm not sure how either way (with or without Sheila) would play with the jury. he might get points for being true to her and he might get points for getting rid of her.
I think Ryan is a fool to think he can win comps against Adam and Sharon, pure arrogance.
Got to get moving. My three children and I (and the eldest son's girlfriend) are going out celebrate my youngest son's 17th birthday. His favorite is Cheesecake Factory, so that's the plan. I've been starving for it all day. The baby is 17...I have no idea how that happened!

Laurie said...

Love the pictures, Jackie.
Your cat looks a lot like my sweet Harlie Jane who was once feral and now lives the life of luxury.
With any luck, her picture will show up as my avitar.

sharon said...

Jackie,so love the pictures,especially the daffodil and,of course,that handsome kitty. I just love calicos,they are so beautiful. I just think all cats are so pretty,I look at my Sadie and marvel at how she is a mirror image,one side of her face exactly like the other. She's an ocecat(sp),she has the spots like an ocelot. She's also the only one that speaks to me all the time. I love her to pieces,well I love all three,but she's my special girl.My wild child is here on the computer right now with me,knocking everything off,as usual.

sue said...

Beautiful day here in Arkansas. The landscape looks like a painting with the trees in bloom and flowers coming up. I planted a mix of Morning Glories and Moon Flowers. I trimmed shrubs and pulled some weeds.

a few minutes ago, (about 2:20 pm in the house) the feeds went to Trivia.

It may come back to one less hg. Or maybe not. At least it will be some suspense.

boo said...

Jackie, maybe you have such a loyal following among "grown ups" because you are so positive yourself! Your Spring pictures are beautiful!

Off Topic: Your side bar does not come up again/still. You fixed it once---but, it didn't stay fixed! Sometimes your personal information comes up, but I lose it the minute I scroll down. I was looking forward to comments tonight on DWTS and The Bachelor.
Thanks in advance.
boo

PlaidChick said...

Laurie and Jackie-- your calico beebies are too cute. Harlie has rockin colors on her face. I had a calico, Lanie, and she was more white than black on on her face she had the orange/black split.

Trivia for 45 minutes or so? I would have to say if this continues without showing Park 1 HOH comp on the feeds, a lot of people are going to pack it up and be D-U-triple-N.

Laurie said...

Trivia for the last half hour.
Maybe something is finally happening!

Laurie said...

Harlie says thank you, Plaidchick. She's such a little princess now that she has a home. She was a wild child when we got her and terrorized our terrier-mix dog. It's funny now, but it wasn't funny then. We had to crate the cat to protect the dog!

Harlie isn't a true Calico since she as no white anywhere. She's a tortoiseshell which is the same gene mutation as Calico just with out the white. At least, that's my understanding.

I could easily be the cat lady of the neighborhood if I didn't have others in my family to think about. I just love them and want to give them all the love they deserve.

PlaidChick said...

Laurie

I *have* become the cat lady of our neighborhood!

And there's still Trivia....

Nana in the NW said...

Jackie--loved the pics. Were you able to take the day off from your "real" job today? Hope you've been napping ;)........

So the HG have been locked up for 28 hrs., no cigs. for Adam or Ryan, no washer for Sheila to do laundry in, and no chance for Sharon to visit her slug fur-end. They should be pretty wound up for the HOH comp.

Nana in the NW said...

OFF TOPIC--JOSIE UPDATE:

We had another convo. with the surgeon(who has no personality and is very "to-the-point"....maybe that's why he is a animal surgeon and not people!) we have decided that the only REAL options we have are doing surgery again or knowing we will have to put her down within a year. He said until he gets in he won't know how extensive the damage is.....hopefully not too bad and recovery will only be about 6-8 weeks instead of 4-6 months. We will be keeping her tranquilzed 24 hrs. a day for at least the first month. Awaiting a call from the Vet. for a date!!

I don't drink but it's never too late to start....

formerly anon said...

I'm resigned to the fact that Adam will do what's best for Ryan and vote out Sheila, and Sheila will be blindsided and cry.

Or, Ryan will just say to Adam that he couldn't trust him, and take Sharon down, who will then vote out Sheila.

I wish Adam would surprise us but I just don't think he has it in him, too bad.

formerly anon said...

OMG, they voted out ADAM!!!

Laurie said...

from Jokers:
Ryan, Sheila, Sharon shown dressed for comp, no Adam!

formerly anon said...

Wow, Ryan hired Sharon to do his dirty deed, that slimy bastid, Adam should have paid attention to his dream, DUDE, where his dad and brother were warning him about Ryan being shady!

(course, wouldn't it be funny to find out it was Sheila who did it, LOL?)

Wooooooooooow

Laurie said...

Whoah! I guess Adam found out he isn't the Main Man after all. I can't imagine how he must feel right now and Sheila must be in shock. Ryan and Sharon will be the F2 unless Sheila has been fooling us all this time.

I don't think Ryan will win after this! Let the games begin.

sue said...

Very subdued in the house. I think I see Adam though. Maybe they are just in the waiting part of a comp. I heard Sharon but haven't seen her.

formerly anon said...

PUNKED! We were punked! Adam is still there, they haven't even HAD the POV ceremony yet! LOL

Laurie said...

But wait .... Adam is in the pink room with Ryan.

What the heck is going on?

formerly anon said...

...or, they had the POV but not the eviction yet. Yeah, that's more likely.

Laurie said...

We've been punked? Too funny.

Tom`S said...

POV hasn't started. Ryan and Adam plan on voting Sheila out! Sheila is making coffee, Sharon is under her blanket.

sue said...

nana in nw: I am sorry to hear of your Josie update. It is so difficult, and no 'right' decision, from my view point. She has no idea how many people are pulling for her, and for you. We had a pediatrician you also had no bedside manner. I often thought she made her career choice because her patients (the babies) only needed her good care and not a smooth talker. She wasn't great with parents, but she knew her babies.

Laurie said...

Nana, thanks for the update. We will all be pulling for Josie (and for you) when the surgery date comes. Keeping her sedated while she heals sounds like a good plan to me. Hang in there!

PlaidChick said...

I do think the POV Meeting has been held, and I know the feedsters don't tell us much, but the split screen between Adam and Sheila **COULD** indicate, Sharon is off the block and up went Adam...

I do not have vocal confirmation...
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Nana-- Emma gets "kitty prozac" when she travels in the car. I'm not sure what they plan on giving Josie, but she will sleep the day away. I'm sorry you don't have a surgeon who has bedside manner. Yes they can be great working on animals, but they need a human touch too. One the docs at my vet I can't deal with. He gives you the worse case scernerio and so while you're waiting for whatever outcome, every thought goes through your head. I refuse to deal with him.

Hang in there :)

Tom`S said...

HG's have less than 2hours until showtime. I suppose BB wanted all HG's prepared, I recalled during live epi of all Star's, Chicken George had his costume prior. Those were the good old days..

delee said...

Nana...how sad...I will have a drink for you. Poor Josie this can not be fun for all of you. Thank you for the update, but did not expect this.

formerly anon said...

I think Ryan must have left the noms the same, and Adam is feeling the weight of it right now, that's why he's alone, and that's why Sheila seems to be more relaxed, because she trusts Adam.

Adam's probably freaking out, will probably get a migraine from this. He talks big game with Ryan, but he's a softie at heart and this has to be hard for him.

Laurie said...

Tom, there's not a show tonight, is there?

delee said...

CBS has their regular line-up tonight...no BB

Tom`S said...

No there isn't a show, Although Hg's have been given the impression there is, they've been locked off and on in the Blue Boat Room.

formerly anon said...

Adam is trying to convince Ryan that it's best for both of them to vote Sharon out! He's trying hard

sue said...

My feeds are blurry. It appeared to me that Adam knelt by the railing near his pink bed and said a little prayer. I heard no talking from him. For all I know, he was bending down to pack his bag or do something else...., did anyone notice. It was a private moment and perhaps shows the stress he is feeling about a decision.

formerly anon said...

"I think it's best, but I'll do whatever you want" - Adam

If Ryan balks, Adam should seriously question why.

formerly anon said...

OMG, Adam convinced Ryan!! WOW

formerly anon said...

It is a good deal for Ryan, because Adam is the fall guy and Sharon goes to SH and tells her whole group that Adam backstabbed Ryan by voting her out, making Ryan look good to the jury (or so Ryan thinks - it could backfire on him)

It looks like Ryan is going for it. Adam is promising to throw HOH to Ryan.

monty924 said...

Jackie, love the pics especially the squirrel. Something about them reminds me of a rat with a fuzzy tail, but I love feeding them peanuts. I think I've mentioned before that my bf has them trained to come right up to him to take the peanuts.

Laurie, your lil girl is so cute. My brother just adopted a little female tortoiseshell kitten. He's mainly had black cats all his adult life so this is a new one for him. I had one in college during the 80's (Bookitty), but she didn't live long. She died when she was just a little over a year old. That just about killed me, and I didn't get another cat until the one I have now. I rescued her in 2001.

Nana, still keeping you and Josie in the prayers. Hang in there.

I'm ready to get this HOH endurance party started. I don't have to be at work until 1:00 tomorrow so I'll be able to stay up fairly late to watch. That is if they show it to us and don't cut the feeds.

Happy Monday all!

formerly anon said...

They shook on it, it's official - Adam is voting Sharon out, and then throwing the HOH to Ryan so that Ryan then take Adam to F2.

DUN deal.

PlaidChick said...

I can't believe Adam is going throw the to Ryan--- UGH!!!!!

I thought Adam could beat any mental comp over Ryan, but, he proved me wrong last week

PlaidChick said...

I almost want big-SHE to pull it off, just to shut those terds up....

Nana in the NW said...

From reading Joker's I got the impression that they showed/told the HG what the comp. was going to be.Adam has said Sheila will drop out early because she will be freezing and she is already scared. Now Sheila is afraid of water so my guess is that this comp. has them in water or water pouring on them. Adam has told Ryan that if they vote out Sharon as soon as Sheila drops out of the comp. that he will drop too, thus allowing Ryan to win Pt. 1!!! Ryan seems to be agreeing with him....also everything is suppose to start happening in about an hour.

Will I'm off to my grandson's bb game and it has started snowing!!! grrrr

delee: re "how sad...I will have a drink for you"

Sad because I don't drink or sad about Josie?? LOL
Thanks for the chuckle!

My word verf. is:
tksnan--I'm reading it to say: thanks nan..a

formerly anon said...

Yeah, I too wish Sheila would get lucky and somehow win this and show those boys. Either way, Adam is OK - it's to his advantage to let Ryan be HOH, cuz then Ryan is responsible for getting rid of Sheila, and her blood isn't on Adam's hands, which has been his whole game, no blood.

Maybe a miracle happens and Sheila wins! Give Ryan 3rd place, which he so richly deserves!

Laurie said...

Now I'm confused again or am I?

I think they still need to do the POV ceremony, right?

Then they have HOH for the last time and the 3 remaining people do the comps as Nana told me just yesterday?

The way it stands right now (5:30 pst) Adam has the only POV vote and he will vote out Sharon.

Adam, Ryan, and Sheila will play for HOH. The guys think Sheila will drop/lose and then Adam will fall and Ryan will win HOH again.

Then the comps start.

Somebody tell me I'm right. I'm getting confused about a lot of things lately and if I could be right about this it would really help me. I'm not a single mom but please, feel for me and throw me a crumb.

Tom`S said...

They shook on it, it's official - Adam is voting Sharon out, and then throwing the HOH to Ryan so that Ryan then take Adam to F2.

DUN deal.

4/21/2008 8:22 PM

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I'm flip flopping I believe it's best Sharon is evicted!

PlaidChick said...

Ok I'm going to shut up until I figure out more... but from blogdish...

"Can't help but notice the PoV necklace is still hanging on Ryan's picture, as if they haven't had the PoV Ceremony yet. Has Adam tipped his hat too soon?"

WTF have they been doing all day??! I guess APG is trying to add suspense to a boring F4

Tom`S said...

I doubt Adam will throw the HOH comp, not if Sheila has anything to rave about!

joy n said...

I'm catching the feeds over on justtvnuts and I'm wondering if Ryan is just snowing Adam again. He's not appearing to be all that sincere. Ryan could still hold the POV, save Sharon, put Adam in and then have Sharon vote him out. Adam wouldn't know what hit him. I don't trust Ryan.

PlaidChick said...

Laurie~ You're right-- none of us know if the POV ceremony has taken place... it looks/sounds like it hasn't.

Now what did they did for over an hour trivia? I have no frikkin clue. Probably rehearsal, since Ryan has been groomed all season by the DR....

I'm going to guess (I can't help it) Part One HOH begins around BBAD. It's 5:40 BBT... BBAD starts @ 9.

---OFF TOPIC-----
Cheryl and Christian just did their dance on DWTS, they did so good. I don't think he has to worry about being in the bottom 2 this week.

formerly anon said...

If they have not done POV yet then Adam might be tipping his hand too much,and Ryan just playing along because he was expecting this from Adam as a sign that he was really aligned with Sheila. But, it looks like this really is best for Ryan - he loses against Sharon or Adam, so any little advantage he can gain will help. And in this case, Adam voting out Sharon helps Ryan - helps him not to have to do it later, helps because she's more competitive than Sheila, and helps because SHaron tells everyone in jury what a jerk Adam is. Ryan is supposed to feign outrage when Adam votes Sharon out.

formerly anon said...

If Sharon goes, this will be my 2nd favorite eviction of this season. She's grated on my last nerve.

PlaidChick said...

Formly Anon--- Sharon is not stupid, she knows Adam would send her packing, he already did last week, and I sure as hell wouldn't give Ryan my vote if it were Sheila vs Ryan in a F2... and even if it was a F2 Beavis and Butthead style, Ryan could of saved her, and he chose not to.

These boys think they have it in the BAG-- DUN, and I think it's going to bite them both in the boot-tay

formerly anon said...

It looks like the comp involves endurance in water, and that is just not a Sheila comp (but then, which have been?) I think them knowing this contributed to them more willing to have Sheila in the comp than Sharon.

PlaidChick said...

Trivia kids!!

Tom`S said...

Formly Anon--- Sharon is not stupid, she knows Adam would send her packing, he already did last week
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What I found rather interesting is Sharon unable to give Ryan a definate answer in regards to voting Sheila out, Ryan mumbled under his breath - Umm Huh so Sheila's had your back the entire game huh?? Sharon could have flat out said " I'll evict Sheila "

Zoetawny said...

Great photos, Jackie! It's nice to look at real life on the net for a change...instead of those crazy BB people. Don't you just love this time of year? I'm sure signs of Spring are even more thrilling on the East Coast after a long cold winter. Scherzo is so gorgeous. Does she like you being home on vacation or is she a private kitty?

Just read TV Squad. Who's a better dancer, Sharon or Sheila?
Sounds like Adam is really going to evict Sheila tomorrow. Will she keep her cool or act like a crazy wench? She's the only one who's ever been betrayed, you know. ;)

I can't believe how much I disliked Adam in the beginning and now I'm not loving him but not strongly disliking him. I don't think he promised that he would save Sheila, did he? I know she's been trying to get him to say it directly and he's been doing a good job evading the answer. He had a hard time squirming out of the lie he told R when he mouthed to Nat that he didn't vote her out. At least he has a conscience and feels badly when he lies.

Why is Tuesday taking so long to get here?

I haven't read all your comments, yet. Hope all is well with everyone.

nancy in pa said...

WOW!!! reading these posts as actually more exciting than the show has been! i'm reading adam is out..in..out..i can't figure out what the heck is going on...you guys are funny!

nana...i am so sorry to hear about the latest with josie. those decisions are so hard...and care taking is just as hard. we had to put our dog down two years ago (age and hip problems) and to this say i start to cry whenever i think about her. i loved her dearly, and i miss her with an ache in my heart. please know i am thinking of you.

off topic....bummed about biggest loser not on till oct AND the fact that they are doing families again.

QUESTION.... does anyone know if they have the BL seasons on dvd?

i would comment on the hg's, but i really can't think of anything to say. this is alike a slow torturous death. oh PLEASE lets get on with bb10 and end this bb9 season!!!!

Sydney said...

I'm so glad it wasn't Adam that was gone. I read that and was shocked... but got thru the rest of the comments...

NANA -- Thanks so much for the update on Josie. Sounds like you are going for the second operation... I would have too. Will be waiting to hear when you have a date.

Why, after 9 seasons, am I confused as to why there is an HOH> If there are only 3 ppl left, then the comps determine who goes home... not the HOH nominating someone... so what's the purpose of HOH? Is this a rediculous question? Shouldn't I know that?

Laurie said...

Sydney, if you are confused after 9 seasons then I feel better being confused after only 2!

formerly anon said...

sydney, it's so that there's the moral dilemma of having to get "blood" on their hands. But you knew that.

sue said...

Sydney, I think they keep it there for irony. At least I would think that if I thought the producers were clever.

joy n said...

I'm also relieved that Adam is still in the house. I don't think he should trust Ryan though. Ryan is only out for Ryan. Period!

Nana, I'm relieved that your news about Josie is that you were offered some viable options. I know it's going to be very difficult to go through this again, but the longer period of sedation sounds like the way to go. Keep us informed as to both your conditions in the coming weeks. I wish you all the best of outcomes.

Tom`S said...

Jackie thanks for all your wonderful updates, great photo's.

I'm half -asleep, I'll catch you all in 3 hours.

Goodnight for now..

Hang in there Adam..

Patty said...

NanaNW-So sorry to hear about Josie needing some more surgery. It is so hard to know at times what is best.

I feel for you. I had to put my dog down awhile back. It was one of the hardest decisions I had to make. I was fortunate to have a Vet in the family to help me better understand all that was happening.

Good Luck and please keep us posted.

dla said...

Jackie, your pictures are a breath of fresh spring air! And I love your cat! :)

Boo, I have found that, when the sidebar does not appear, I can link to something from one of Jackie's most recent posts, and that will force the sidebar up so that I can get where I want to go. You might try that for now...

((Nana)), keep us posted on Josie. I know these decisions are challenging, and she will have our support from afar throughout surgery and recovery.

Whatever with this BB9 stuff... I am ready to move on. They are boring me to tears, and I don't even really like any of them. Sad.