Friday, July 21, 2017

BB19: Battle Back Episode Blog Party - July 21

As the show airs here, I'll be live-blogging and constantly updating this entry -- refresh the page to get the latest! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Come join in on the fun! 

Who will make it back into the house? Cameron? Jillian? Cody? Or Dominique?

Three battles ahead of us. we're getting a brief recap of each of their exits.

Oh my ... they just said they have to win an "epic showdown" against someone in the house to return. We'll have to see how "epic" we think it is! 

Julie is wearing pants, but not jeans tonight.

No guarantee anyone is returning to the house (according to Julie). 

They are in Evictionville, must win three competitions. Top two advance, two go home. Next round, one goes home. Third comp, challenger from the house. The house will vote to send someone. If house challenger wins, all go home. 

Cameron has been studying the table maze in front of him as Julie talked. The others are looking at Julie. Hmm. 

Maze Race, rope and pulley system to move ball through the maze. 

Cody wins the first spot to move on! Yay! Cameron is going to the next round! He deserves a shot in the game. Dominique and Jillian are going home.

Second Battle - Billboard Bashers - catapult balls at the ten panels of their billboards. First one with all ten bashed wins. Cody wins. Cameron will be going home. Sigh. He really deserved to have more than 12 hours in the house. I didn't care for him, but he got screwed.

Cody gets to pick one of the two challenges they just did, but with changes, to compete against the house challenger. He picks Maze Race (with a different maze). Had he taken the tougher Basher challenge, the billboard would have been rotating. 

Julie gathers all the hamsters in the living room. She tells them it's the Battle Back Showdown and that the four haven't gone home. One has earned the opportunity. She tells them they'll find out in due time who it is. 

Jessica tries to tell an upset Mark that he's fine if Cody comes back. Paul isn't happy. Alex isn't happy, either. 

Julie calls them all together again. She tells them the twist -- they can stop the evicted houseguest from returning. Diary Room vote to elect House Challenger. She isn't telling them it will be up against Cody. After the vote, she'll tell them. They cannot vote for themselves.

Alex -- Paul
Elena - Paul
They're all voting Paul. 

Veteran against veteran, they say.

Heading to the backyard. Cody appears in a huge puff of smoke.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

BB19: Live Eviction, DoT and HoH Show Blog Party - July 20

As the show airs here, I'll be live-blogging and constantly updating this entry -- refresh the page to get the latest! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Come join in on the fun! 

Here are the blog pool match-ups for easy reference tonight --

Alex Ow - jujufruit423, caela, Donna in FL, Nickelpeed
Christmas Abbott - Willie J, Rich from Buffalo, Glenn, QuixoticElf
Dominique Cooper - Ed in Ohio, Monty924, Delores in Hollywood (FL), Jenn G
Elena Davies - Uncartie, Fred aka TwoBlackAces. Sharon N, chrob61
Jason Dent - Donna in Alabama, Cheryl in NC, jo Chapman, Marthalight
Jessica Graf - zombiehospice, Jean in Tampa Bay, Merilee
Josh Martinez - Petals, Stormy, Kelsey in NY, Dr_Celine
Kevin Schlehuber - elee86, aya, SueGee on the Left Coast
Mark Jansen - Buzzmaam, Judi Sweeney, Cheryl C, Sharon S
Matthew Clines - JonMD1267, T-Town Chick, Sharon C
Paul Abrahamian - Indiana Jane, Jackie, Brian, Marlo L
Ramses Soto - tbc, Pupis, Babs, Tammy
Raven Walton - Kristen from Ohio, David, Nora

Hamster watchers ready?

Yikes! Julie is so ... so ... casually dressed tonight! I don't believe I've ever seen her in jeans.

Let's have a recap! Not here, though. We know what happened during the last week. We had a snippet of the Mark/Josh pickle juice/hot sauce in the face kerfuffle. More to come!

The DoT could stop tonight's live eviction cold, Julie promises.

Dominique stomped out of the Veto meeting. Jessica thinks it just makes her own situation better. Dom thinks her entire team backstabbed her and they would do anything for the money ... but she won't.

Dominique vented at Elena and Elena just wants her out. Mark feels in the middle. Jessica is trying to get in with the others. They're leery, but want Dominique out more.

Yay! The pickle juice/hot sauce fiasco with Josh and Mark. Josh thinks he won the pool game. Mark said he double-hit, scratching on the 8-ball. So Mark throws a glass of pickle juice and hot sauce in Josh's face and eyes. Josh attacks him with salad dressing and ketchup, but not in the eyes. Yell, yell, scream, scream.

Josh yells that Mark tried to get Paul out. He claims he lost all respect for Mark. Everyone gathers. Josh says Mark was plotting against both Christmas and Paul. Josh says he himself has always been honest. Jessica brings up that Josh said he wanted Christmas out. Now Paul thinks Jessica is shady. 

The final Den of Temptation -- Halting Hex. JESSICA wins! She can halt any one of the next four evictions. She accepts the temptation.

Eviction night dies. She has to say the lines three times and there will be no eviction. The consequence seems to be sending the house into a tailspin ... or something like that.

Time for the live vote and eviction. To the living room ...

Jessica - Hi to family and Cody. Not ready to leave, have game left in me.
Dominique - Quotes her speech, own team betrayed me, grateful to CBS, on and on. 

Votes to evict --
Josh - Dominique
Kevin - Dominique
Mark - Dominique
Christmas - Dominique
Jason - Dominique
Raven - Dominique
Matt - Dominique
Elena - Dominique
Paul - Dominique 
Ramses - Dominique

Unanimous. Dominique is gone and Jessica has three more evictions in which she can choose to use the hex once. 

Surprisingly, she's very excited about the Battle Back. Hmm. 

Julie talks to the four first evicted who will be competing to come back in. 

It's getting too late to have the HoH Comp, so I'm guessing (since Julie hasn't announced it) that the four will compete in a combined HoH comp which will air tomorrow night. The feeds are off until midnight tomorrow. 

I'm wrong. Three battles for the Battle Back tomorrow, HoH Sunday. And, Jessica's temptation consequence will be revealed. Hmm.

BB19: Live Feeds into Thursday - July 20

Dysfunctional family

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Dominique Who?:
  • Dominique is still self-exiled.
  • If she had sunglasses and a blanket, she could be Audrey.
  • She actually appeared in the wee hours and talked to Jessica. She also practiced her speech for tonight. Ramses was there in the bathroom but she paid him no mind.
  • She told Jessica that she didn't receive the temptation in the DoT.
  • Dominique told Jessica she's sure she (Dom) will be voted out. 
  • Well, duh. 
  • She also told Jessica her real job.
  • And, she told Jessica that Cody had the right idea with his strategy.
  • I took it that means to target the snake er ... Paul.
  • Jason agreed he'd throw the HoH to Josh if he can.
  • Hmm. I kind of doubt that will happen. But, of course, they know Josh would target Mark and that blood would be on his hands, not theirs.
  • So, maybe.
  • They're still trying to decide who took the initial 25 grand temptation. Now Alex and Jason think it was that rat Ramses.
  • Snakes and rats. All we need is Susan Hawk (Survivor 1) to come along with her snake and rat speech!
  • At least tonight's eviction, HoH and into the Battle Back tomorrow should liven things up a little.
  • Out of the Battle Back, I'd actually -- though I didn't really like him -- like to see Cameron come back in. I feel he was cheated out of his chance to be in the house and he's had plenty of time to think about strategy. I think it will be down to between Cody and Cameron. I feel Cody already had his shot, Cameron never did. I can't see either Jillian or Dominique winning. With her attitude of the past several days, I can't see Dominique even trying to get back in. I can see her running away as fast as she can!

Exciting times

On the radar

Their own show, sans Dominique

The stars?

Poor choice of facial masque

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BB19: Live Feeds into Wednesday Evening - July 19


Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Lonesome Losers:
  • I don't have anything for you.
  • Nothing is really going on.
  • That's it.
  • Bye!
  • Ahem.
  • To be honest, little has been happening.
  • They had the Den of Temptation today and whoever won isn't talking to either them or us.
  • So, there's a lot of speculation on that.
  • There's also a lot of speculation that there will be a battle back this week.
  • They're correct on that, as we know.
  • Some are saying that Paul is cozying up to Jessica in case Cody returns.
  • Paul claims he wouldn't want to work with someone he backdoored.
  • They not only feel someone will return this week, but that next week is a double eviction.
  • Hmm.
  • Mark hasn't done anything incredibly stupid today ... yet.
  • Dominique says she wants to host a show tonight.
  • No one really wants to go.
  • Paul wants people to make Jessica feel a bit nervous about the vote tomorrow.
  • But that's going to be hard because Dominique has now alienated everyone and isolated herself.
  • The time stamp on the BB live feeds is way off.
  • But I know what time it is.
  • Christmas led some exercises. Her new cast is still bulky but not AS bulky.
  • Kevin is antsy with no yard. He thinks it's cruel of BB.
  • Ramses thinks Jessica is going around trying to make him look sketchy.
  • I really don't have much more.
  • I have no more.
  • Later! 

Not a showmance

She's got her cat ears back.

Definitely won't win this season.

"I've never lied in this game."

BB19: Power of Veto Show Blog Party - July 19

As tonight's show airs, I'll be live-blogging and updating this entry -- refresh the page to get the latest. As always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there!

Recap ends with the promise of showing the Dominique/Paul verbal smackdown from the other day. Woot. 

Paul wants Dominique out. She won't talk to him. But she talks to Mark -- telling him Paul is involved, and Elena is, too. Tears time. She cries while she talks to him. He cries as he talks to us in the Diary Room. He assures her she won't go home.

She goes to the bathroom to talk to God. She hears Paul's name three times (in her mind). Paul is there when she comes out. She tells him one person really wants her out. He tells her that he hopes she would come to him and ask if she has an issue with him. He told her she can trust him. 

Time for the veto players pick! Alex randomly picks Kevin. Dominique picks Christmas. Jessica get's Houseguest's Choice and selects Jason. 

Jason wants to take Jessica down if he wins veto. He thinks it's too risky to leave her on the block. Dominique is his target. She is actually THE target for all but Mark. 

Veto Comp is on! Squirrels and balance beam things. The Temple of Temptation. Christmas's doctor forbids her from playing. She must sit out and isn't replaced. They go back and forth on a beam 50 times over "lava" -- score resets if they fall. A cash prize can be had, but would eliminate the person from competing. Kevin is doing horribly! He ends up taking the temptation. He wins a whole $27.


Jason is leading. Dom falls on the beam itself, but recovers before hitting the lava. Jessica doesn't fare as well with her fall and resets. Whoops, Dominique hits the lava! She resets. Alex and Jason were tied at 49 each when Jason beats her on the last ding. Jason wins the Power of Veto!

Paul wants Mark up in Jessica's place via Jason's PoV. He suggests to Alex to put Mark up as a pawn -- that way he can't campaign to oust Jessica and a vote to keep Dom would be gone. Paul goes around campaigning to Jason with the idea. Paul acts like it's Alex and Jason's plan and agrees with it.

Alex tells Mark she wants to put him up as a pawn. She tells him others are worried about his vote. He doesn't like the idea. He tells us his "best friend" (Dom) is on the block and now they want him to go on the block with her. They tell him Dominique is the target.

Dominique thinks that if she tells Jason there's a snake in the house, he'll save her with the veto. So, she talks to him, telling him she's been betrayed. She won't name the name of the snake. He tells Mark, Elena, Paul and Alex.

Then Dominique talks in riddles about snakes to Alex. She calims there is a snake and tempter. It's all a bit bizarre. She tells Alex she wants to tell everybody about it.

Alex tells Paul that she was talking about him. Meeting time! Paul slithers downstairs to get her.  She tells him he does have snake tendencies. The kerfuffle is afoot! 

Mark, after the Dom/Paul verbal kerfuffle, tells Alex and Jason that he will not support Dominique and, if they need to put a pawn up, please put up Raven.

Veto meeting. Paul dresses up like a snake.

Jessica - Picked you to play, still wants to be in house.
Dominique - Framed by my own team, snake in house dressed appropriately, minions will reap what they sow. Won't work with my team because they stabbed me in my back. 

Jason does NOT use the Power of Veto.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

BB19: Live Feeds into Tuesday Evening - July 18

Compact, but mighty.

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Nuthin' Goin' On:
  • No brouhahas, no kerfuffles, no nuthin' going on today.
  • The most interesting news is the scrolling banner on top of the feeds window which says the feeds will be down "longer than usual" at the end of this week and touting the televised Battle Back on Friday.
  • Mark still thinks throwing the pickle juice and hot sauce in Josh's face (and eyes) is just a harmless prank.
  • Jason would like to win HoH and oust Christmas. He thinks she makes him feel guilty about her accident.
  • I really haven't seen that.
  • I think it might be his own conscience that's making him feel guilty.
  • Christmas went to the Diary Room and came out with a new black cast and optimistic news from the doctor, saying she's recovering extremely well.
  • It's more of a walking cast and she's getting around much better with it.
  • Ramses and Paul tried to befriend and catch a large moth in the yard.
  • It's like Dominique doesn't live there anymore already. I'll admit I didn't watch every moment of the live feeds -- I have to work for a living and this blog certainly doesn't pay my bills. But I always scout all over the feeds through flashback to get these reports posted and the screencaps up. I didn't see her but once on the feeds. I think she stayed sleeping/exiled herself all day.
  • Eek! Christmas's crutch slipped on something on the kitchen floor and she fell. She's fine, though. They don't really need any more injuries in the house.
  • I really don't have much more for you.
  • Hmm.
  • I've got something! At one point Kevin called Jason "Josh." Jason told him that he can remember every little thing but his name.
  • Now, that's exciting, right?
  • No?
  • Okay ... maybe tomorrow will bring a new kerfuffle ... 

Daily walking laps in the yard.

More gruel, please.

Picked at his shoulders last year, too.

Handling things quite well

And then her jaw dropped

BB19: Live Feeds into Tuesday, Food Fight Kerfuffle - July 18


Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Food Fights:
  • I got my feeds running late last night and immediately checked out the heated food kerfuffle that happened in the afternoon.
  • It all started over a disagreement on double-hitting a ball on the pool table.
  • Josh claimed he won the game despite double-hitting the ball because Mark always double hits the ball. The bet they had made was: if Mark lost, he'd drink a glass of hot sauce and pickle juice.
  • After much back and forth, Elena told Mark he should throw it on Josh. She immediately said she was joking and it was a bad idea.
  • Instead, Mark only listened to the suggestion -- he tossed the hot sauce and pickle juice combination right in Josh's face.
  • Ow! Rightfully, Josh was very upset. He ran to flush his burning eyes and they looked very inflamed on the feeds. He wasn't making up the pain.
  • How stupid is Mark to do this? It was a silly thing to do had he just thrown it on Josh's chest or something ... but in his face? 
  • Josh ended up squirting salad dressing and ketchup all over Mark ... but not aimed at his face.
  • Mark was chided by the others for the initial attack and agreed he would apologize. But he was a bit like a petulant child pouting about it.
  • Then Josh didn't want to accept his apology.
  • Thankfully, Josh's eyes seem okay. 
  • But now we have two huge little boys at war in the house.
  • Paul told Alex that Josh is such a loose cannon in these types of scenarios that they need to keep him in there a long time to do their dirty work.
  • Mark thinks that Josh over-reacted to the hot sauce and pickle juice. But I bet it really did burn in his eyes. I won't be experimenting to see how much it would burn!
  • Mark likens it to fooling around with friends and a baby powder fight they had a few days before.
  • But, before he did it, Mark steamed and steamed. I guess it was lucky he didn't do something more violent.
  • His own friends tried to tell him that he had gone too far. But he wasn't hearing them. After all, it was all in fun. Right? No! And, he just doesn't get it.
  • Now he wants Josh out next week.
  • But, as I mentioned before -- Paul thinks they need to keep Josh in for a while.
  • In actual tomfoolery, Matt accidentally poked Raven in the eye.
  • "They're never going to give us alcohol," claimed Alex.
  • Remember, it was tomfoolery which caused Christmas's injury! Tomfoolery can be dangerous!
  • Josh thinks Raven is always bad-talking him -- Dominique told him the shower peeping claims .
  • He had a long teary talk with Dominique ... who smiled all the way through his tears.
  • No, she wasn't being cruel. She just always has that condescending smile when dealing with small children. She was actually sympathetic.
  • Alex and Jason know it was Kevin with the hinky vote. They are not happy.
  • But it still will be Dominique paying the price.
  • Dominique also reached out to Mark, offering to be a shoulder to lean on after the rough day.
  • He turned her down, but was irked when Elena questioned him about why Dominique talked to him.
  • Oh, geez ... 


Smiles while talking to crying Josh

Not going anywhere this week

We need to keep Josh in here!

Monday, July 17, 2017

BB19: Live Feeds Brief, PoV Meeting - July 17

I seem to be having some issues with accessing my live feeds tonight. But I wanted to let you know that Jason did NOT use the veto.

Dominique and Jessica remain on the block.

It's still Dominique who should be going home Thursday.

BB19: Live Feeds into Monday Morning - July 17

In with the In Crowd? Not really, but ...

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Eventual Evictions:
  • Similar to the daytime, not all that much went on during the overnight hours.
  • Dominique almost might as well be gone.
  • She was apparently in bed early and I didn't see her hanging out with anyone.
  • She sure was (trash) talked about enough to be present in thoughts!
  • Alex told Josh that he wasn't the target in the beginning. It wasn't until he took the Golden Apple in the comp and yelled at a girl that he became one.
  • She said he isn't a target now.
  • And, he isn't. 
  • But that doesn't mean he's really in with the In Crowd. 
  • They plan to use him.
  • Josh and Ramses told Alex they trust Paul.
  • Silly boys. Oh, not for saying it. That's probably smart right now. But hopefully they don't really trust Paul any further than Ramses can throw Paul.
  • Ramses told Alex that Dominique's been acting sketchy towards him all week and he's pretty sure she was the other vote to keep him.
  • Alex said that she doesn't think the vote was Dominique's and she put her up because of other things.
  • They agreed that Dominique has been sketchy and is a smart player.
  • I say, she's obviously not as smart a player as Paul!
  • If this continues, Paul will be taking candy from babies and the babies will ask their mothers to get them more candy for him to take.
  • Elena and Jason are pretty sure Kevin was the hinky vote.
  • But will any repercussions occur? I don't think so. At least, not right now.
  • Mark and Elena tried to talk Jason into not using the veto as they know Mark will go on the block (as a pawn).
  • But we all know Jason will do whatever Alex wants him to do with the veto.
  • She hasn't told Jason who will go up, but she has told him to save Jessica.
  • Whether he uses it or not, it will be Dominique going home this week.  

Laughs in the yard

Kitchen talk

Bromance? Nope!

I think Dom was the vote for me

Sunday, July 16, 2017

BB19: Live Feeds into Sunday Evening - July 16

Jessica has Alex's cat ears

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Bored Bores:
  • One thing I forgot to mention in my last feeds report -- Alex told Paul they need to keep an eye on Kevin because, after all, when he's not in the BB house, he's a thug. She said she likes him, but they need to be aware  of him.
  • Paul at first defended Kevin, then agreed to keep his eyes open.
  • Today, after the dust from the kerfuffle settled, was uneventful.
  • Oh, little stuff here and there, but ... YAWN!
  • Matt and Raven talked about how it might be best if Christmas leaves the house sooner rather than later. It's not a great environment for healing and it might end up being detrimental to their own games, especially if they need to depend on her to win a PoV comp or such.
  • Alex and Jason both said that Jessica lied to them about Raven. They've decided that Josh and Jessica are psychopaths.
  • Say what?
  • Then they talked about how they'd like it if Josh won HoH because he'd put Raven and Matt on the block.
  • These hamsters are all over the place!
  • Christmas is still wanting to clarity the Dominque situation.
  • Mark told her not to poke the bear.
  • Mark is still hoping Jason won't use the PoV because he knows he'll be on the block with Dominique.
  • Dominique talked to Jessica. She mentioned God a lot and said he talks to her. 
  • She claims she heard "Paul, Paul, Paul."
  • Oh my.
  • Was it followed by: "Snake, Tempter, Infiltrator"?
  • I figured out part of why Dominique comes across to me as condescending in these talks. She smiles all the time while being upset, serious and not in smiling kind of situations. I find that kind of odd, kind of creepy and definitely condescending as if she's talking to a small child.
  • Paul told Alex that Jason needs to use the PoV -- Mark has been talking to Dominique a lot, plus will campaign to vote out Jessica instead of Dominique.
  • He advised Alex not to tell Jason the planned renom.
  • Dominique talked to us about Paul disrespecting her "father" - God and taking over all of the others.
  • Hey, if any of them had bothered watching last year's show, he was the person who really deserved to win. If they're just using him now, fine. If they fall for him, he will deserve to win again.
  • Boring little critters today in the house ...  

Matt is just kind of there this season

The smiling while angry is disturbing

Secret hand codes? Nah.

BB19: HoH Finish, Nominations Show Blog Party - July 16

It seems like so long ago! After all, the live feeds already have Power of Veto done and over with. As tonight's show airs, I'll be live-blogging and updating this entry -- refresh the page to get the latest. As always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there!

And, just to let you know ... I will have a live feeds report up late tonight. Not a heck of a lot happening in there today.

Let's start off with a recap for a change! 

Okay, the HoH comp is on. Jessica knows she'll go on the block if she doesn't win this one. Paul tells us that Cody left him some ammunition in the form of targets that will protect him after his protection is gone. Also known as Dominique, in particular and Mark to a lesser extent.

It's pretty much a typical wall comp, perhaps not as rough as some. Josh is out first. Mark is second down. These endurance comps are hard for larger people.

Back to Paul asking/telling Kevin to vote Ramses to cause chaos.

Back to the wall. Raven goes down. They don't mention she has stitches in her foot. Ramses out. Kevin down. Matt out. 

Dominique tells us she needs to protect her team and stay up longer than Jessica. Whoops ... Jessica down! Dominique drops.

Alex suggests deals. No go from Jason or Elena ... right away. 

Jason tells us he has to stay up until after Elena falls. He's not worried about his ally Alex winning. The three remaining -- Jason, Elena and Alex -- agree none of the three will go on the block. Jason drops, thinking Elena would drop after him. She deals safety with Alex, then drops. Alex is the new HoH! 

Alex wants to not step on toes and get someone good out this week. Paul, of course, has been covering his bases and getting close with her this past week. Jessica wants to unify the floaters to get out the rest of the house. 

Jason talks to Jessica about taking out either Matt or Dominique.  

Alex tells Kevin and Jason she will be putting Jessica on the block. Jason isn't thrilled -- they can use Jessica as an ally. Alex says she HAS to be on the block, backdoor someone else if needed. She's thinking the others would be happy because of the Jessica nom, but she'll convince the house that one of the hamsters is actually a rat. 

Paul knows that Alex is likely to nominate someone from his side of the house. He goes to Alex and tells her that Mark and Dominique are sketchy. Then he tells Mark and Dom that Cody told him the two people working with him (Cody) are Mark and Dominique. Paul's out to create chaos.

Alex talks to Elena because she had made a deal to keep her people safe. Elena is not okay with Mark being on the block! 

Paul continues to work the Dominique/Mark agenda on Alex. Paul would prefer Dominique out over Mark. 

Time for a humorous Kevin/Ramses segment. 

Jessica and Jason get to take off their frog costumes. Into a bit on Raven's health issues. Christmas returns from the hospital -- ten broken bones, four dislocated and needed tendon surgery. Jason feels horrible. She won't get full mobility back. Very sad.

Mark tells Alex he doesn't want to go on the block.  She tells us that although Paul wanted Dominique out, she still wants to go after the showmances. 

Dominique goes to Alex and tells her she thinks there's an undercurrent targeting her or Mark. Alex thinks that Dom is referring to Elena. Alex thinks it's a red flag that Dom is throwing her own people under the bus.

Nominations ceremony time. 

Alex nominates Jessica, then Dominique. Jessica, no connection. Dominque, set up red flags in our talk. 

Alex tells us she wants herself and Paul in the final two.

Off Topic: That Was the Week It Was - July 16, 2017

Good morning! Since it's a SUNDAY morning, this is my weekly off television topic post taking a look at the week gone by in both words and photographs I've taken along the way. This weekly post is done year in, year out. Big Brother, the main draw for so many of you, only lasts about three months -- although sometimes it seems to be a lifetime. If you're here solely for the BB posts, please feel free to skip this post. You can find my latest BB19 posts by using this link.

Some random notes on this past week:
  • Yesterday morning at 6:27am, the dude upstairs turned on his stereo. No, not full blast. But it has to be up pretty loud for me to hear it in my apartment. Well, at least the beat. I hear and feel the bass. Then, at 7:05am, the neighbor's landscapers started making all kinds of blower and mower noise. Now, I was already awake, but it's a Saturday morning. Don't normal people sleep in a bit?
  • I'll admit I'm not a normal person, mind you. But I don't make all kinds of racket that can annoy others!
  • When I came home from work last night, the cylinder on the front building door lock was sideways. Because of that, the key wouldn't work in the lock, just spinning and spinning. I took my back door key which fits in that lock but won't unlock it and turned the cylinder back to its proper position. I then unlocked the door with the right key and entered. Someone was in the hallway and asked how I got the door open. Okay, landlord, you can pay me what you would have paid the locksmith to come fix it.
  • As I expected, I returned to chaos and disaster after my staycation from work. I don't want to talk about it. It's bad mojo, I tell you!
  • I'm ready for autumn. I'm tired of being sweaty while just existing. Inside my apartment, I'm fine due to air conditioning, my new tower fan and all. But they make me go out in the world just about daily. Gah.
  • It's hard to believe it's been 50 years since the Newark and Detroit riots (1967). I was living in Saratoga County in New York at that time. They made the national news. I didn't know that, within the same time period, there was a Plainfield riot -- that didn't make national news at the time. But it was quite the incident here and still affects the city to this day. But Plainfield has made tremendous strides ahead during the last several years. Let's all keep on working together!
Onto the photos I took this past week. No real masterpieces, but a slice of life here in what they call the Greater NYC Metropolitan Area in New Jersey. Sometimes they call it North Jersey; sometimes Central Jersey. It's all Jersey to me ... 

Clicking on an image will open a larger version.

More utility box art

This one is on East 4th Street at the corner of Watchung Avenue by the police station. I don't think it's finished as the other sides only have the green base paint.  I'll watch it to see if more is added than this side. The adjacent town of North Plainfield has shrink-wrapped art on their boxes. I prefer Plainfield's efforts, using actual artists to paint them. We have a lot of talent here in Plainfield and these are great!

Bunny resting in the sun

More on this bunny a bit later in the post.

The Keyboard Man

Summer sounds at the Plainfield Train Station. While I don't care for the regular bums who hang out at the station day and night, this guy really improves the atmosphere there. I've also seen him there playing a trumpet. Sometimes a few others join him with guitars.  Nah, neither he nor they would ever win a talent contest, but it's always good to see and hear him at the station playing away.


BB19: Live Feeds into Saturday Night and a Kerfuffle - July 15

Sleep while you can

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Slithering Snakes:
  • Shortly after I posted my last report, at about half-past stupid o'clock in the morning, there was a major kerfuffle.
  • It didn't really rise to the level of an outright brouhaha.
  • Y'see, Alex backed up with Paul, has been saying that Dominique was the hinky vote to save Cody. (They are aware of Christmas and it's not a big issue.)
  • We know Paul knows it was Kevin. Alex thought it might be Kevin, but didn't know. But, hey, blame it on Dominique. After all, the purpose in having Kevin vote that was was to create chaos.
  • And, it did.
  • Tie in the hinky vote with the Dominique Show interview of Cody which ended up being a platform for Cody to call out and name names, some truths, some fiction.
  • Then, you tie in all of the questioning in an interrogation kind of format ... KERFUFFLE AHEAD!  
  • Call in everyone!
  • Everyone except Jessica, Kevin and Ramses ended up in the room.
  • Toss in that Alex (who wanted Dominique out even before she teamed up with Paul on the cause) told Paul that Dominique said there was a snake and a tempter in the house ... implying it was Paul.
  • Dominique has "implied" much too much and it blew up on her.
  • Dominique thinks because she didn't outright say Paul is the snake and tempter, he has no case.
  • It just went back and forth.
  • And back and forth.
  • There were no fisticuffs.
  • She kept saying One Team, One Fight.
  • He kept saying infiltrator, snake and tempter. (Things he believes she's either called him or implied about him.)
  • Just on and on.
  • Forever. 
  • In the end, she didn't help her cause any. 
  • Elena and Mark denied ever talking about Paul to her.
  • Josh said he just came because he doesn't know what's going on.
  • Heh.
  • And, both Paul and Dominique made a few valid points in the verbal kerfuffle.
  • A good part of it is her own fault due to the way she interrogated people yesterday. Her style of questioning, condescending and all, has given a mindset in the others and this whole thing didn't help her.
  • As the day wore on, the others kept talking about her ... even worse than yesterday.
  • In other news, Alex told Mark that if Jason takes Jessica off the block, she will be putting him up as a pawn, a true pawn. She thinks the vote will be unanimous to evict Dominque.
  • He doesn't want to do it, but will for the team if he has to. 
  • I think Jason will take Jessica off the block and Mark will go up.
  • But I'm almost willing to bet Dominique will go home.
  • Oh, Paul will have his day when they turn on him. There have been some rumbles. But it's too early and he's too protected to go up against him this early. 

Giggling at Ramses

Better than she thought ...

But I don't WANT to be a pawn!

What have I created?

"You called me a snake."

"There is a snake and tempter in here."

Dominique's meeting didn't help her

Saturday, July 15, 2017

BB19: Live Feeds into Saturday Morning, PoV - July 15

Being questioned by Dominique

Here's the latest from inside that Big Brother House of Distrusting Dolts:
  • The Power of Veto comp, blocked to the live feeds (and apparently causing BBAD to show an episode rerun), played out last night.
  • Surprise, surprise ... we have a new veto winner in the house.
  • And, this one will surely do whatever HoH Alex wants him to do -- because it's her close ally, Jason.
  • I think Dominique's reaction to being nominated and campaigning method of operation is sure to sink her if she's not already sunk.
  • She went from person to person (hamster to hamster) with a line of questions and commentary.
  • I really don't know how they feel.
  • But, in watching it go down, it comes across as condescending and patronizing.
  • If I were in her line of fire, I think I'd want her gone because it's annoying and I'm tired of hearing her.
  • While claiming her loyalty, she's planting enough seeds to grow an acre of doubt.
  • She might have Jason convinced to use the veto to save her -- telling him that both she and Mark have been targets of Cody's agenda.
  • But, then again, he might do whatever Alex wants.
  • And she wants Dominique out.
  • I don't know. If I were in there, thinking there may be a Battle Back (which they were thinking before it was announced to us), I'd still go for Jessica to go.
  • However, Dominique is somewhat sketchy. She tries Paul's manipulation social game but falls short of the mark. 
  • Hmm ... 
  • Meanwhile, the HoH bunch is talking about taking Jessica down and putting Mark up as a pawn against Dominique.
  • He doesn't want to do that. Not at all. 
  • I don't blame him.
  • This is all just a bit odd. But I'll admit, the more I see Dominique, the more underhanded and sneaky she seems.
  • That's probably what's doing her in.
  • Hmm ... 
  • On a side note -- I find it interesting that Cody, in his Jeff interview, said if he comes back he wants to work with Paul.

Being questioned by Dominique

PoV garb

Being questioned by Dominque

The V-Toad has the Veto