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9/13/04 - Day 74 >> to the future >> dwell in the past >> latest
No names were changed to protect the innocent
I'm taking a cue from Nakomis and easing up a bit after the last few over-stressful days
There's been entirely too much drama lately for four kids barely out of adolescence, and I'm not their babysitter. I'm going back to my original plan from a couple weeks ago (does that sound like them?) It's time again to simplify, simplify.. or at least try to, if they'll let me
Not a lot happened today except exciting euchre, and a whole lot more deals made, questioned, discovered, broken, and remade again.. I can't be bothered to keep up.. Tuesday will bring a whole new series of secret squirrel handshakes anyway
Nik is fine and back to her usual routine - solitaire, napping, snacking, napping - a little hungover maybe, but no visible after-effects
Cowboy floats between his roles of kindly confessor and grand inquisitor
Drew (to Cowboy): I had this dream, I was in church, but I still had my microphone on.. I had to wear it the whole time
Cowboy: After all the stress around here..
Nik: Yea I had my little thing
Cowboy: Well you did have a lot of alcohol
Nik: I wasn't that drunk really.. so did I look like a big giant idiot last night?
Cowboy: No, not at all.. and tell you the truth, there's nothing wrong with a breakdown
Nik: I know, but national television and all..
Cowboy (to Drew): Diaries are long today.. I can just imagine what mine's gonna be like.. long
Cowboy (to Diane): What kind of agreements did you & Drew have with each other?
Diane: To look out for each other, and to take each other off the block if we could.. same kinda thing you & Nik had.. he doesn't talk game with me much anymore.. that kinda bothers me, makes me feel dumb
Diane (to Drew): I'm so sick of lying through my teeth
Diane fleshes out her big sister role by taking over kitchen duties (kinda).. she's still irritated by the cameras, and BB continues targeting her.. but she takes it well, very well!
Big Brother: Diane
Big Brother: Diane
Big Brother: Diane
Now that Drew realizes who really knows stuff, he strikes up a convo with Nik after a lockdown.. and uses everything he learned in cross-examination class
Drew: Was that there before?
Nik: The middle camera was always there.. I yelled at it last night
Drew (laughs): Yea, you tried to take it out
Drew: Sounds like Cowboy's still up in the air about you guys
Nik: I got to the point last night that I really don't care anymore.. I definitely want to be here but it won't break my heart if I have to leave.. I got this far
Drew: I have a question.. what was you & Cowboy's thing? That he'd never put you up?
Nik: I'd do my best not to put him up, and if he was up, I'd do what I could to keep him from getting voted out.. that's why I went to you
Drew: Ok.. do you guys have agreements like if you were in final two?
Nik: Savage and Jase came up to me 'HEY if it's you and your brother the last ones in the house, don't vote him out, right!'
Drew: Riiiight.. I think I have two people mad at me, that's pretty much it.. Marvin and Karen
Nik (shrugs): It was a fun day.. I got to scream at a camera, lots of fun.. (diary room voice) 'What was your favorite memory?' 'When I got to scream at a camera! Fuck you camera!'
Nik: I didn't know the final HOH was three stage til Cowboy told me
Drew: Neither did I til Cowboy told me about it.. Cowboy knows more about this game than we do
Drew: Did Cowboy ever tell you that if he had the final HOH that he'd take you?
Drew: He never said that to you?
Nik: Not that I remember anyway.. I'd assume he would, but I don't remember him saying that
Drew: Cuz he told me he said that to you.. I didn't think he did.. but..
Drew: He's changed this week.. do you think he's on a kind of power trip?
Nik: Some people, when they get a chance to play God, they change.. 'Cowboy, you and me haven't talked to each other for this whole damn game.. just cuz you have the veto..'
Nik: All he talks about is April, Chasen, acting, April Chasen, acting
Drew: I just figured that out last week.. I was talking about girls and stuff, cuz I'm kinda messed up about girls and stuff.. he went on and on about some guy, some car crash, for like a half hour, and I was like jeez man, I want to talk about something, and all you talk about is yourself
Nik: That's all he talks about
Drew: He makes me want to barf and stuff now
In contrast to yesterday's anarchist kindergarten, today's like activity hour at the Home
It's an endless cycle of euchre and crafts and naps.. all are low-key and quiet, even Diane - she's still subdued, good-natured, and downright pleasant.. they make soap..
Nik: I've found out that I'll never be bored the rest of my life
Drew (laughs): If someone says they're bored, we can say 'Oh no you're not! You dont know what bored is'
After many announcements, much pacing and even more whispering, Cowboy announces that he's ready to make his long-awaited Big Announcement..
the others listen attentively, and go back to making soap
Cowboy: Obviously Big Brother has asked me not to reveal my vote to anyone - not even Drew - to preserve the integrity of the game.. the person I've chose is not anyone I hate.. it's a game, unfortunately I only have one golden veto.. I know y'all are two mature people.. I'm not focusing in on the money cuz I know you both need it.. this is gonna be a hard decision, and I want y'all to respect the decision I make.. hopefully it'll come out in the end, the reason I did it.. even Big Brother don't know what's gonna happen so it's gonna be a shock to tell it.. unfortunately, I wanted to tell y'all but now I can't
Nik: I just design these things, I don't take them out of the molds
(Diane tells how diary room laughed when she told them about looking for the spyscreen and calling 'open sesame')
Drew: It smells good, it smells like blueberry
Diane (unmolding her soap): That's wretched! (she throws it down.. good-naturedly)
Cowboy follows Drew into HOH to follow up with Drew
Cowboy: So what did you & Nakomis talk about out there?
Drew: Just we wondered if you'd made a decision or not.. she's like cool and stuff about stuff
Cowboy: So are you still thinking Diane would be good to take?
Drew: Has yours changed?
Cowboy: From which one? Ha ha ha!.. yes, I think my mind's set.. I think it's completely set.. and it's unfortunately.. both girls are good girls, I'm gonna have to break one heart
Cowboy: So what'd you think of my speech.. corny?
Drew: It was ok.. did they really tell you to do that?
Cowboy: No, I did that on my own
Drew: I've been having some weird dreams.. I dreamed I lost my teeth
Cowboy: Are you tired? Gonna nap?
Drew: Yea, wake me up in like 20 minutes
The rest of Monday's stuff will mosey up here sooner or later, along with the various gaps from previous days.. check back, as usual
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