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hamster9/14/05 - Day 74

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>> Final HOH is 3 parts - Ivette won part 1 - Janelle won part 2 <<

Let go of him, April

I don't usually see most Housecalls til everyone's gone home for fall, but I caught April's act this morning.. it's worth a look

She's still up to her usual tricks dancing around issues like John Hurley - only repeats of Julie's and her phony "fan questions" are asked anyway - but the fun part is watching Gretchen & Marcellas bite their tongues and pretend to be nice

The highlights come when April grabs Marc's leg and then goes for a tighter grip (check Gretchen's expression), and when Marcellas asks her where she thinks she lost the game (she clearly hasn't thought about it in those terms yet).. also listen carefully when they replay last night's eviction: Julie whispers "I thought she was going to say Maggie"

Things are odd back in the habitat too, as Maggie & Janelle greet the day by getting along and stretching out soreness together from last night's battle.. Maggie even smiles a real one, and doesn't whisper much about her to Ivette as she sets back to packing and/or unpacking again

The nothing drags on and then they're picking colors for the comp.. Janelle stresses about her makeup, her zits, and her clothes.. Ivette & Maggie stress about Janelle

Fishies swim away and they're talking friendly again & eating nachos (surprise!).. it's hard to tell who won or if they even know, but the subtle signs are there.. Maggie's doing a weird lean toward Janelle and she's smiling, but Janelle's comfortable and chatty, and glancing from one to the other like she does when she knows she's got the upper hand.. Ivette goes off to powerclean the kitchen and that clinches it for me

BB is using this site as their daily reminder calendar again and they've brought out the tiny table.. it doesn't match the big & middle sized ones this year but it's filled with money.. Ivette's fine but Janelle & Maggie are both very sore and limping even.. they ask for Ben Gay and all head off to nap.. we get confirmation that Janelle won along with a few choice Maggie-isms
Ivette: I'm so sorry if you have any regrets
Maggie: Everything happens for a reason
Ivette: No, I feel super guilty, and I want to make sure if she wins she takes you
Maggie: It's a crap shoot, let's leave it that way.. if you win I know you're taking me, right?
Ivette: Yes
Ivette: I looked at that game today and I thought this is so us
Ivette: You had everything else in order
Maggie: I had everything, I was done
Ivette: Did you try pulling on the padlock? How many times?
Maggie: 10 maybe
Ivette: I heard her say 'thank god'
Maggie: The only reason I didn't get that was because of the way I read the question
Maggie: There's a reason my brain wouldn't let me read that question appropriately
Maggie: I can't compete with my own brain
Maggie: April said that she'd heard that James promised you a vote in the end.. is that a lie?
Ivette: He said that he had told Janelle he'd vote for her

They're all exhausted from last night's spinner and today's whatever.. Janelle smiles to herself now & then but she & Maggie are in real pain, but they aren't fooling anyone.. nobody's napping at (almost) 5:34pm in there.. they're all up again soon enough

They decide to go hot-tubbing for their achey bodies.. Janelle studies the photo wall for a bit, then she studies the new little table - it's a nice one

Quads feed is good when we're down to three.. they chat together about the game, past seasons, BB's screwups, other hamsters, drinking, etc.. Janelle & Ivette don't kiss
Maggie: I think we would have done better if it wasn't a timed event

Keep in mind I'm sly.. keep in mind I'm beautiful

They break out wine & Oreos around the money table.. Maggie & Janelle sip and Ivette does her toenails in borrowed Basket Case (hot pink) polish.. Janelle finishes up a story and gets a little sippy.. Maggie isn't sure what to make of it all but Ivette plays along.. things could get tense but instead they go to Drunken Animal Charades.. it's funny stuff - see the videos below



Maggie neatly applies some clear polish.. Janelle tries some too over her red nails but does a much too quick, much too sippy job.. Maggie helps repair the mess

These guys are hysterical tonight and we find out what we've been missing all these weeks, but they're exhausted and sore so they prep to bed down around 9pm.. Janelle asks what the nice smell is - Maggie's lavendar lotion - Maggie says sure she can use some, but she reads The Story Of Lavendar from the package first.. Janelle applies it umm.. liberally (see video).. she heads off to make/unmake her golden bed.. they beg for more riddles or something, anything, from the guys behind the mirror
All: Give us something to do! Cards, anything!!
Maggie: Where's the guy with the riddles? Kenny?
Janelle: Riddles?
Ivette: What was that one? What goes up the chimney down and down the chimney up?
Janelle: A penis?

Too good to be true

Naturally they can't sleep yet, and naturally they can't leave us with a fun, happy ending for a change

Maggie & Ivette say good night sort of, it looks bad but it doesn't go down the Tickle path fortunately.. they bed down but can't sleep and Janelle's up and roaming to & from the bathroom.. it's made Maggie & Ivette crazy all day that they can't strategize together (strategize what?? inquiring minds want to know).. they eventually go out to the hammock and make a twin cocoon camelia, and it gets ugly again

(Ivette says Janelle seems ok after all but she can't forget 'all that stuff' and they go back into rehashing and Janelle bashing)
Ivette: What you did yesterday is so much more to me than that.. I'm really going to walk away from this and say 'she almost gave it all away for me'.. that means so much more to me, you know what I mean?
Ivette: And I can leave here happy and tell my mom I tried my best, you know what I mean? And people were trying for us too, you know? And that's ok with me, Maggie
Maggie: We've always functioned as a team..
Ivette: That leaves me in peace
Maggie: You can't get anywhere not as a team
Maggie: You know I have to be honest with you, what we talked about on the thing, I told you it bothered me.. our discussion bothered me.. it did! I told you that.. I was flustered
Ivette: I was fighting with myself to just let go and tell you it's ok, but I didn't even get a second and you were already off, you know what I mean? Like she had just walked out and I was just gonna start talking to you again and then I just heard you say 'oh fuck!' That's what I always hear you say when something happens.. today I was waiting..
Maggie: Did you hear me say 'oh fuck'?
Ivette: Yep and then she said 'thank god.. oh thank god' she said
(they move on to today's comp and Maggie's misinterpreting one question and who knows what else)
Maggie: It's all about how you read things
Maggie: I don't want to leave you alone
Maggie: Can you believe I'm done competing here?
Janelle communes with the fishies and wanders around, eventually wandering to the hammock to make them nuts.. they end up back inside and talk about property values and guns.. Janelle wants one - a pretty silver one, or platinum.. Maggie won't say if she has one or not.. watch the video to see how much fun the overnight cam crew can be

It puts a hurt on my head that Maggie's letting Ivette think she gave up last night's comp so Ivette could win it.. watch the videos of Maggie coming off in yesterday's episode - watch her face - she's not an actress.. that's the face of a competitive person who just lost, in my opinion, and not the face of someone who threw the comp

Remember Maggie's the one who said it isn't really a lie if you just don't tell.. if she's letting Ivette carry her to the end like this, it's a lie of omission every bit as big as Jennifer's lie to Kaysar in the pressure cooker.. ok, lying is within the rules and even encouraged, but this is Maggie Morality - Defender Of Truth and Ivette deserves better.. she's worked damn hard to get here

On the other hand, maybe Ivette knows the deal and is just letting Maggie think she thinks otherwise.. we'll probably never know and in the end it really doesn't matter.. but it sure would be good to have an evenly matched final between Ivette & Janelle, who I believe have both earned it

Today's videos These links will launch your RealPlayer - it may take a few seconds
Drunken animal charades 1
Drunken animal charades 2
Drunken animal charades 3
Drunken animal charades 4
Drunken animal charades 5
Drunken animal charades 6
Janelle's lotion She's a little sippy and it's lavendar
Follow the bouncing ball Overnight cam crew has fun during home security chat


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Final part of HOH comp will probably be live on Friday's show followed by live eviction. Speculation is rampant who will evict whom but the why's are wanting. I'm in wait 'n see mode, as usual.

Live show on a Tuesday wasn't much different than its usual Thursday spot: they've just become too repetitive & dull to get worked up over beyond the actual eviction and HOH comp results. There were a few oddities tonight though: why weren't April & Ivette in their nominee chairs when Julie first peeked in? Why did Julie look into the wrong camera when announcing the HOH comp as the Final Three were heading toward the backyard? And why can't Julie ask some real questions on their way out instead of the same old crap that we can all predict the answers to? I would have liked to hear April's response to 'How did you get away with cozying up to whichever side was HOH each week?' or 'How did you & Jenn get away with convincing everyone it wasn't your idea to evict Ivette that week?' They're still too kind to Maggie but at least they showed her sitting there doing & saying nothing while Ivette & April clawed each other to shreds.. some leader! I loved seeing them use Jenn's original replaced pic for the veto comp - they must really hate her. It was good to see Howie in the jury house and I loved that they gave us fans & feedsters his 'welcome to my banishment'.. the tv-only audience had no clue what that was about, it was a special for us - thanks guys!

She's handled wins & losses equally bad lately so she had nowhere to go but up there, and she handled Maggie's loss well today. She topped that off by being great fun tonight during nail polish & sippy hour. I think she & Janelle might have hit it off as good friends providing themselves & us lots of fun this summer and entirely different game dynamics if James hadn't meddled with them way back when, but we'll never know. She came dangerously close to being neutralized for late night hammocking but I'm feeling generous, so she can keep her ups (this time only).

She's doing it. She's rampaging and she's revenging just like I'd hoped. Nevermind that she took a beating yesterday, like Uma in Kill Bill she roared back and took another step closer to the goal. She was hurting after last night's battle but she came back and won Part 2 anyway, and then boosted her stock even more by being hilarious with drunken animal charades. She partly drove Maggie nuts and partly made her laugh, which has to be a good combo to knock Elle Driver off kilter a bit (more). I have a feeling today's Lotion video will become a much-played favorite among many Hamsterwatchers.

I'm really tired of the bashing she's getting lately. I know I've done my share and then some, but I don't go near their looks, build, name, private life, etc. C'mon guys, there's enough material in their words & behavior to work with for years! Put some effort into a bash and stop taking the cheap, easy, repetitive potshots and endless name calling: it makes you look as bad or worse as them, and makes me feel like I have to defend them, bleah. That said <ahem> I still can't buy all this brainwashing psycho-manipulation stuff.. I mean, have you heard her study? You gotta be hella smart to pull off what people give her credit for, and she just isn't. I suspect a bossy little girl grown into a world class passive-aggressor but not much more, and I don't think she's aware of it. She was however, great fun to watch tonight as she alternated nervousing over final-finals, thinking Janelle was stark raving mad, and actually laughing & enjoying herself a little, even. She was this close to her first ups for the season, and then she went and blew it in the hammock.


She ran from side to side every week with angst even though she DID NOT CARE! She tried to get Ivette kicked out & blamed it on Janelle, like everything else: she's most of the reason her fellow crones hate Janelle so much. She brought Gladys Kravitz into the house, picked her nose, freaked out regularly, lied & cussed up a storm, but thanks to her we got Howie's Busto rant.


Pure fun & entertainment, he gave us boobies, his jack shack, the Busto rant, and so much more. His friendliness & charm outweigh his explicit mouth & harassing ways and most everyone loved him in the end. He brought the Force into the house and inspired Jedi Janey to carry on. Never mind his looks, build, and future economic potential: his best trait is just being Howie.


As BB's double token he danced, he flashed, he puked and rode Ivette's jetstream. Not as fabulous as promised, and it doesn't seem right that he knows so many people that Janelle & Howie do, not to mention he's pals with BB2 Hardy. I thought he'd be this year's Cowboy at #2 but he won an HOH so he's gone.


He played a good game, saved himself too many times, and played both sides against each other instead of for himself. He wasn't a very nice boyfriend, and he was mostly dull with an excuse for everything. Arrogance was his undoing.


Half of the oddest pairing since Oscar & Felix, she did her best but went to bed too early to make it all happen. She's not the most fun hamster by a long shot, but she's one of the most decent and I wish her well.


She wanted to 'stir up the house like Kaysar did' but instead she stirred up everyone with a whopper of a lie to America's Choice, and she took out his partner with a huge lie of omission. So long Jenn and remember, roses really smell like poo poo.


America's Choice by 82% (at least) but he was out 4th and 6th. He turned the game on its ear, took out an emperor, and fell for Janelle overnights but was taken out by the cheerleader who took out his partner because she cried. He's a class act and did it all with brains, humor and integrity.


She was too young & too naive to be in there but held up well considering she played with the boyfriend from hell. I'm glad she got out early and alive.


Maybe the poorest loser in BB history but he gave us the best fight sequence. He said it nonstop but he never understood that 'it's just a game'.


Not blameless but not the villain they made him out to be either. He had funny voices, 'The Continental' and Janelle - plus the best hoax of the season.


There's never much to say about the first out except they're gone. She blabbed too much so she wouldn't have lasted long but she was fun while she was there.

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