|"Position the habitat of your hamster somewhere light and airy,
away from drafts, heaters, direct sunlight and other pets.
Never put it on or near a television, radio or hi-fi or a fridge."
|9/14/05 - Day 74
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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: 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?
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
I don't care who wins, I'm just here for the cheap entertainment - the cheaper, the better
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