Thursday, July 09, 2009

Tonight, Tonight ... it's a Big Brother Night

While the Plainfield (NJ) Police Department seems to be more interested in Sanford and Son ... we're going to be here for the Big Brother 11 premiere tonight!

I'd like to welcome back those folks returning to the blog, welcome the new folks, and give a thank you to those who hang around all year long.

If you're new here, here's how we do what we do --

On show nights, I open up a live-blogging post in which I post the major show happenings as they air East Coast time. During the show, everyone is invited to share their thoughts in comments and we have a grand old party there. So, tonight ... expect the first show post of the season to be up at 8:00 PM ET.

Later tonight, I'll write up my actual show review for TV Squad. I'll generally zap a post up with a link after it's live.

Then there are the live feeds
TV Squad decided not to have me cover the live feeds there, so all content will be here on this blog. Since I do also have to work for a living, my feed reports don't post on every breath taken by the hamsters. I have more of a Reader's Digest condensed approach in which I tell what I deem to be the most important or things which really caught my attention on the feeds for some reason or another.

I usually post feed reports three times a day (all based on East Coast time) -- late evening, early morning, and early evening. If it's not a workday for me or if a comp is being held or something just HAS to be reported, there may be more posts in a day.

I take screencaps and post them here (once the feeds are up). This season the feeds have a flashback feature which is way nifty keen. I can check out what I missed. I might occasionally post some video. However, any video of the feeds I post will probably be short and sweet, kept to the 30 second fair use limit as YouTube and Real Networks are said to be clamping way down on the live feeds video. We'll see how that goes.

So, everyone get on your party hats, bring your snacks and beverages ... the show post will be up at 8:00 PM ET! See you there!


sizzie said...

I have not peeked in on any spoiler sites, yet, I don't know too much about anyone, so at this point...just before the first show of the season, I like everyone in the house (or at least I don't dislike anyone in the house), I don't know when Julie's baby is due, I am still open on how the house is decorated and I only am watching because of you Jackie and your bloggy friends. Here's to all of us and a great season (raise your glass and smile).

Now, time me to see how long until I am back complaining about someone or something in the house.

Delee said...

I am getting sooooooo e_cited! 1/2 hour to go. I can not wait to see if my pool selection is a dude, only time will tell! Good luck all pool contestants.

Thank you, Jackie, for making this possible!

Delee said...

WOW what a slip, I meant DUD.

Margo said...


*****FINAL TEAMS & RULES*******

Swimming Suits are NOT optional
NO running
NO Roughhousing
NO Horseplay
NO Name Calling
NO Swearing
NO Glass containers
NO Spitting
NO candy bars in the pool

We are only here to have fun so everyone please PLAY NICE.

Which ever team wins the Pool gets bragging rites until the next season starts.

The final teams are:

Braden – KarenCA, Monty924, DonnaAL
Casey – PDX Granny, Jackie, Patti in kzoo
Chima – Brent McKee, Delee, DonnaFL
Jeff – sizzie, dla, Margo
Jordan – Becky, meb, Lynn1
Kevin – Tessa, NanaNW, Laurie
Laura – nomad, SueGee, Sasha
Lydia – Witt, RBennie, Gaylos
Michele – Sydney, ORKmommy, Susan FL
Natalie – Caroline, Jennasmom, Plaidchick
Ronnie – Sally, Catonine, Nina
Russell – TerryCA, Zoetawny, Aunt Leigh
??? – Lars Eller, Feral Cat, Petals

I will fill in the ??? when it is available. If it is more than 1 person I'm gonna have to shuffle some peeps around. I'll keep you posted.


The pool is open and the water is a pleasant 84 degrees. The cabana boys are all oiled up and ready to serve snacks, drinks as well as dry towels to anyone in need.

I will check back later to see how everyone is getting along. The naughty chair is located in the corner next to the prickly bush.

Margo aka pool monitor

sizzie said...

Funny delee and dude or dud might be the same, we'll just have to wait and see. I have Jeff.

Becky said...

Meb, Lynn and I have our pom-poms ready (since we are among the "popular" ones thanks to Jordan). Marge and I have knitting needles ready to punch holes in pool floats if anyone messes with us.

I have hamburger patties ready for the pit (no steak since we are back in high school) and some beer that we stole from Momma.

Jackie, thanks for letting us gather at your house again. We promise (with fingers crossed) to not run around the pool or pee in the water.

monty924 said...

I have pepperoni, beefsticks, assorted cheeses and crackers and plenty of cold beer. Yeehaw, BB11 is here! See everyone over on the show post. :)

Catonine said...

Wow Ronnie is a dork as well as a nerd....


Go Ronnie!

Becky said...

Hate to say this, but some are grating on my nerves already!

anybodybut-insertnamehere said...

Hey, everyone. I'm baaaccckkkkk

Becky said...

Julie doesn't look preggers, does she?

Michelle strikes me as rather horney (lusting, Becky, lusting) and had better stop sopping the booze.

Lordie, I think we have another Gnat in Natalie. Kevin and Laura rather irritated me.

And who is the guy that stated "high school was my best years". Doesn't say much in MHO. People who can't get past high school usually are ones who are immature to no end.

meb said...

Jackie, I meant to comment on the Sanford and Son truck you pictured. It truly does look like it. I guess the police officers don't follow BB like we do.