I wasn't going to do it this week. I figured that with Kaysar gone, and the HGs going to bed earlier, this week (finally!) I would write a shorter recap. Wrong. Although not much really happened today, there was a lot of conversation, including some pair-ups we haven't seen much before. I found the conversations interesting, so I've passed them along to you.

8:00 am/9:00 am—Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning

As usual, Rachel wakes up first, getting up around 8:30 am....She does her usual thing—bathroom, then treadmill, then goes outside to eat breakfast....About 9:15, BB makes its first wake-up call of the day....James is the next one up, and joins Rachel outside for a few minutes...Then Rachel goes back inside to do her dishes and take a shower.....BB makes its second wake-up call about 9:35, and James asks BB for a song...BB must be taking listener requests this morning, because we go to FISH....At 9:40, BB repeats the wake-up call twice....Maggie, April, and Beau are still in bed, but Maggie gets up and starts to get ready.

James is a busy boy this morning. First he goes outside and makes casual conversation...Then he is inside talking to Rachel while she gets ready at the bathroom mirror....Then James is back outside, giving Ivette a pep talk, talking about how she can't let the other people in the house get to her. James tells her, "We're all f*ckers."

10:00 am—One of us is going to a much nicer place

At 10:00, BB makes yet another wake-up call.....Rachel/Howie/Janelle are in the Gold Room...Rachel tells Howie it's time to get up because it's 10:00 am. She tells him that BB has been trying to get them up for two hours. (Nope Rachel, just 45 minutes—I guess time moves slowly in the house.)...When Rachel tells Janelle (who is also still in bed), that it's 10:00 am, Janelle says, "F*ck that!"

Rachel tells Howie/Janelle, "One of us is going to a much nicer place." (Huh? Is this BB or Six Feet Under? Ever notice the parallels between death and sequester? All the HGs assume they are going to a much nicer place, but none of them will really know exactly what it's like until after they leave the house.).....Rachel makes fun of how "the friendship" is always worried there won't be enough food. Rachel asks if they'd like her to make cookies and Howie says, "Yes." Then Rachel kids, "But there might not be enough eggs and butter. I might use it all. There are only 2 ½ dozen eggs and 5 pounds of butter."....Janelle leaves for a minute, and Rachel and Howie flirt a little—hug and kiss. But, when Howie asks Rachel to get under the covers with him, Rachel declines....When Janelle returns, she asks Howie to give her a backrub and says she was cold in the night. Rachel suggests that Janelle should wear a sweatshirt and Howie says, "No." Janelle says a sweatshirt is too uncomfortable. (I assume Howie's reasons for not wanting Janelle to wear a sweatshirt are a little different.)

At 10:15, Maggie is called to the DR. (Although we've been told the eviction voting will be live on Thursday, the HGs will still likely be called in one-by-one today to make DR comments and tape good-bye messages.)....Immediately afterward, BB makes yet another wake-up call, "April, Beau, HGs, it's time to get up for the day." Janelle yells, "No!"....Howie gives Janelle a backrub while she struggles to wake up...Howie says, "Mommy, mommy, why does my Janie doll sleep all the time?"....Howie drops one of this pills, but doesn't find it—he says it was one of his Viagra pills.

James is in the exercise room, and Ivette is holding one of his legs because when it rubs up against the machine it hurts...Then Howie comes into the exercise room and takes over the leg-holding duties....Ivette starts to work out while James gives her instructions. As she runs on the treadmill, Ivette complains, "My butt is bouncing all over the place.".....Beau and April have finally gotten out of bed, and are in the kitchen making themselves something to eat.

About 10:45, Howie gets called to the DR....Meanwhile, Beau (still in his HOH bathrobe)/April/Maggie/Rachel are in the kitchen chatting....Rachel comments, "Looking back on everything, this really has been a fun summer." (It has? Something tells me that Rachel's idea of "fun" is different than mine. Either that, or someone has erased Rachel's memory.).....Beau decides to go back to bed (and it looks like Janelle has never really gotten up, because BB makes yet another wake-up call, This time saying, "Janelle, Good-morning HGs, it's time to get up for the day.

Beau is called to the DR a little before 11:00 am....Howie is out of the DR, and wonders to Rachel (who is washing dishes) why BB is so bent on getting everyone out of bed this morning. He figures it's because of the East Coast (Internet feed watchers).....Rachel asks Howie if he said something nice in the DR, and he tells her he did....April and Maggie are playing cards, and April asks Maggie if she already taped her good-byes, and Maggie says she has.

11:00 pm—HGs playing cards <yawn>

In the kitchen, Ivette chats with Howie....She tells him that she mixes skim milk with her chocolate milk, otherwise it gives her constipation. (Thanks for sharing that.)...Ivette wonders if her parents are going to visit her brother Frankie today because it's his birthday. (Big shout-out from Joker's to Frankie and all his fellow inmates!)...BB tells April to put on her mic. (I guess BB is feeling sadistic toward Internet feed watchers today.)....A few minutes later, Ivette is called to the DR. She yells at BB, "Are you serious? The way I'm dressed right now?" (Ivette sweetie--you've had almost two hours to get ready since the first wake-up call.) Then, Ivette decides to take a chess piece to the DR because she beat Janelle at chess twice last night. (I guess nothing makes a good DR conversation like a visual aid.)

The next while is fairly boring (compared to the last two hours of feeds, which have been spine tingling with excitement)....Beau/Rachel/Howie/Maggie sit in the BY and play cards, making friendly conversation...Maggie tells Beau that she cleaned the HOH room because it needed to be cleaned today, so if he's missing something, just ask her. (What? Beau is incapable of cleaning up himself?)....Maggie says she sure that "they don't show all the sh*t we do in HOH." (Maggie is in for a shock.)

At 11:22, BB once again announces to Janelle that it's time to get up for the day....She gets up out of bed and goes to the orange couch and collapses.....Soon after, April is called to the DR....Outside, Beau is still wearing his HOH robe, and doesn't want to give it up when his time as HOH is over....Ivette has joined the group outside, and says she thinks there is another double eviction coming up...Beau tells the others he had a dream that Ivette was jacking off Howie....Ivette is facing Howie with one leg up on the window ledge. She puts her other leg up on the table, and says, "Poor Howie!"....The conversation continues on "adult" topics....Rachel looks disgusted when Howie tells the others about how he has banged girls without kissing them first.....Janelle is called to the DR at about 11:44. (I hope she is able to stay awake during the session.)

Then, at about 11:53, James is called to the DR....Outside, at the table, April/Maggie/Beau/Rachel wonder aloud why James gets called to the DR so much...Maggie thinks that James is either saying something really mean, or there is something up....April and Maggie try to set Rachel up with a man...Maggie thinks Rachel would be good with a fireman. She says that firemen like to get into the wild side, and then later want a stay-at-home wife. (Well, the two firemen we know about from BB6 are Eric, who has a serious anger control problem, and Dave, Maggie's boyfriend, who has been dating her for nine years, but doesn't want to get married. Sorry gals, I think Rachel could do MUCH better than that.)....Rachel says she hopes no one left a nasty good-bye message for her, because she hasn't said anything mean.....April tells Beau that he was laughing in his sleep last night, and then making "shhh" noises. Beau asks, "Was I having sex?" April replies, "Maybe. I hope it was good."

12:00 noon—Get your BB6 dolls right here. Limited time only

A little after noon, most of the HGs are outside playing cards, while Howie and Janelle are in the Gold Room cuddling and whispering...BB tells Howie to move his mic up, and he apologizes, saying his mic hit his big boobies....James comes into the Gold Room, and starts to relay information he got from the Nerd Herd, but we never get to hear what he says because we keep going to FISH. (April is singing "America the Beautiful." Since when is that a copyrighted song?)....Howie comments that if James wins, he'll be rich enough to date Janelle. James replies, "Yeah, but only for a year." (LOL)....They make fun of the Nerd Herd's shrine to Cappy. James suggests that they make a shrine to the people they have voted out, i.e., Cappy and Jennifer....Janelle says to James, "You're taller than Eric by several feet, right?"

Then James/Howie/Janelle joke about BB6 dolls. (At least, I assume this is a joke.)...Howie says that little girls all over the country will want "Jedi Janie" dolls. Janelle kids that (little girls) will tell their mommies, "Pack your bags, b*tches!"....James thinks he has no fans because he has a girlfriend....Howie says that they can't put out the James doll yet, because they don't know how many veto comps he will win. James kids that the trophy case (for all his veto medals) should be sold separately, and he should get extra residuals....Then Howie and James say that the Janelle doll can't come out separately, because it needs another doll to trash. James says it will be wearing a dominatrix outfit. (Personally, I'm holding out for the Kaysar doll—I don't want to marry him. I just want to look.)

Howie asks James if they're voting him out...James mumbles incoherently...Howie says, "Go get Maggie! Get that constipated b*tch!"....Then James and Howie decide to lie down. (Janelle is lying down already.)....Ivette and Maggie are lying down (in the Gold Room?), and it looks like Maggie is reading the Bible...Ivette says to Maggie, "I can't pray anymore for God to help me win HOH. Maggie replies, "I haven't prayed for that."....The rest of the HGs are outside playing cards.....Ivette goes back outside and asks Beau, "Aren't you hot with that robe on?" Rachel replies, "He likes it."...Ivette plans out the rest of her afternoon.....April says that she misses her little doggie. (Where did that come from?)

1:00 pm—Memory wall changes, James makes some astute observations, picture-taking

A little after 1:00 pm, Rachel and April notice something different about the memory wall. It's now changed to goofy pics of the HGs from the DR, and they all (except Janelle, who is sleeping) come over and laugh at the pictures....About the same time, Beau gets the HOH camera, and the HGs start taking pictures of each other. (How many weeks has it been, and the HGs still get excited about the camera each time? This crowd obviously LOVES to see themselves on camera—Good thing, I guess.)

Ivette and James step aside for a short private conversation....Ivette confirms to James that they are voting out Rachel....Actually, at first Ivette wouldn't tell James how she voted, but said, "You know where my vote is going." James remarks that they all vote as a group, and Ivette replies, "So what does that tell you?"....Ivette says to James, "I may not have won a lot of things, but...." James interrupts and says, "April hasn't won and she has done a lot in this game." Ivette finishes, "I've done a lot in this game youknowwhatImean?"

Ivette asks James why America didn't vote Eric back. James replies, "Because they saw who he is." (Yup, James, exactly.)...But, Ivette still doesn't believe this. She counters that America sent Kaysar back because he stirred up the house...James tells her that if that was the reason, then Michael would have come second in the voting...James tells Ivette to put her emotions aside, and look at the only two people in the house who wouldn't hug everyone when they left—Eric and Jennifer. James says Eric was a poor sport, and America saw that.....James goes on to say that what Kaysar voted out of the house was his arrogance—that he kept saying he was the leader of the group.

2:00 pm—Howie promises to streak on Friday—but wearing a bandana

As we move into the 2:00 hour, the picture-taking continues....Janelle is still sleeping, and the others taking a picture of Janelle asleep, with a red sign reading "Evict me" over her head...The talk turns to who has lost or gained weight in the house....Howie says Maggie has lost about 80 pounds. ( (Maggie does not look amused). Maggie thinks she's probably lost 10 pounds...April has gained some weight, but Howie thinks April looks better. (Geez, is Howie kissing butt, or what?)....April asks Howie if he thinks Matt will like (the fact that she has gained some weight) and Howie says, "Yeah."...Howie thinks Janelle has gained a few "Janie pounds."...Then Howie looks at his stomach and thinks he looks fat in the pictures they're taking.

April takes Maggie aside and asks if she should go to Janelle and tell her that April misses how close she and Janelle once were. April asks Maggie if Janelle would "fall for it."....Beau wants Howie to promise that he will streak naked in the BY if he is still in the house on Friday. Howie says he doesn't want his "guy" all over the Internet. He says they wouldn't show it on TV, but on the Internet they show everything. Instead, Howie promises that if he is still in the house on Friday, he will streak in the BY wearing just a bandana.

3:00 pm—Beau writes a love note to Cappy, April plays nice with Howie/Rachel

In the kitchen, April/Rachel/Janelle are talking in a very friendly way as they make tacos for dinner...Janelle comments how bad she looks in her DR picture. She says she doesn't wear make-up except on Thursdays, and hardly showers...April tells her that she doesn't need to wear make-up in the house....Rachel tells Janelle that Janelle got screwed as HOH because she didn't get a camera, and Janelle says she doesn't care.....Janelle goes back to the memory wall. She tells Howie he is the cutest, except for Michael, but wonders why Maggie looks so surprised in her picture....Janelle thinks that the picture of her is the most awful picture she's seen in her life...Howie comments that James looks like he's aged 10 years since his picture....Howie comments that he's never been with anyone under 18. (Not sure where that came from.) Howie says, "I was with an 19-year old once. I was with a 19-year old when I was 32."....(Ha! That's nothing Howie! I was with a.......never mind.)

Beau rushes off to add a "love note" to Cappy from himself and Maggie in his HOH blog...Beau tells Ivette that he apologized to his mom for getting drunk, told everyone that everything he said about Janelle is true, and asked Dan (Jenn's boyfriend) where Jenn's ring is (meaning, I assume, "Why hasn't Dan proposed yet?")

In the BY, April/Howie/Janelle are going over the competitions again...April hopes there won't be any more bathing suit competitions, because she's sure Matt's friends are making fun of him....Janelle asks April, "Who would have been put up if I had won (the last veto comp)—James?"....April replies, "April - Yep. There are certain people who want him out and certain people who don't want him out. He'll win it."....Howie says, "(James) has a great shot. He had 10 people against him. Now he has 6. He hasn't even won an HOH yet. He's awesome." April reminds them, "There's still one more week, you guys." Janelle asks, "For what?" April says, "Depends on who wins it." (It appears she's referring to backdooring James, but is not bringing it up directly.)

In the gym, Ivette and Maggie are working out....James is called to the DR....Maggie makes a face, and Ivette asks, "What?" Maggie says that James is in the DR three or four times a day. Ivette is surprised to hear that.....Outside at the BY table, a similar conversation is going on between Howie/Rachel/April...April thinks it's weird how often James gets called to the DR....Howie thinks James uses the DR as a journal to vent.

April/Howie/Rachel are still talking in the BY....Howie asks April, "Who do you think is leaving?" April says she knows who it is....Howie jokes, "One of us?" and Rachel laughs....Rachel says, "Some people around here don't like me." April replies, "I don't know if it's like or dislike. It's on a weekly basis." She tells Rachel, "You have been enjoyable." (Enjoyable how, April? Meaning enjoyable as someone to trash? What scares me is that I think April really believes this stuff when she says it. For example, James lies too, but at least he knows when he's lying and for what purpose.)....Howie says that he knows 100% that he's leaving this week....April asks, "Do you want me to tell you who's leaving?" Both Howie and Rachel reply, "No."....Howie says that James wants Howie out because he wants to be the only attractive guy in the house....April and Rachel assure Howie that they don't find James attractive...Then Howie says he's looking forward to being in the sequester house with Jennifer. Howie says to Jenn's bf Dan, "Too late, Dan. He who hesitates, loses."...April thinks that Jenn's boyfriend may have already proposed to her, and Howie is disappointed.

The April/Howie/Rachel discussion continues....April says that this is the last week that they'll be able to pick who plays for them in the veto, so it's the last chance to backdoor someone...Howie wonders if BB will just change the veto comp rules so that only the nominees and HOH compete, to make better TV...The subject of who is leaving comes up again, and April says if they want to know, they should just ask James. Rachel says, "(James) says it's me."....April says, "You know I want to keep both of you." (Sure you do, April—you want to keep both of them in the sequester house.)....Then, they talk about how much fun they've had in the house, all the competitions, etc. (Sure April, that's why you were crying and praying to the porcelain god last week.)

4:00 pm—"Cappy has a good soul"

April and Rachel settle down to play cards...Rachel asks April what she does to annoy Ivette so much. April tells Rachel not to take it personally—April and Ivette don't get along sometimes, either. April says Ivette picks a new person each week to dislike.....April also tells Rachel that if she is evicted, Rachel should know it wasn't anything personal, at least from April's point of view....Talk turns to Kaysar's eviction, and April says that it wasn't her, Maggie, or Jenn's idea—they had it "hammered into them," indirectly placing the blame on Ivette and James....Ivette comes outside, and the talk about Kaysar changes to speculation about whether there will be an America's Choice this week

About 4:25, BB announces an outdoor lockdown, and the HGs hope that BB has a surprise for them...Rachel and April continue to play cards. April invites Maggie and Ivette to join them, but they decline...James and Beau play chess....Maggie complains that she was burned because someone left the weights out in the sun all day. She says, "I was so p*ssed, that's f*ckin' rude."

In one of the more interesting (strangest? delusional?) conversations of the day, Ivette tells Maggie that she felt awful when she found out that Maggie and Cappy were partners. Maggie is very nice about it, and says, "I understand. You guys were close." Ivette says she hopes Cappy was portrayed okay. (Well, Ivette, Cappy was portrayed just like he is—actually better.)...Ivette goes on, "I wasn't hurt, but I was just like... you said you were friends for four years? I was just like... (moans) felt like I didn't exist." (Ivette honey, Cappy has a wife and kids, in addition to a BB partnership with Maggie.)...Ivette tells Maggie that there hasn't been a close partnership on BB since Jason and Amy on BB3. Maggie looks at Ivette and says, "And us, Amy and Jason and us."....The Eric lovefest continues...Maggie thinks she will be asked a bunch of questions about Ivette and Cappy's relationship. Maggie says that Ivette and Cappy acted like husband and wife, so no one suspect that Maggie and Eric were together....Maggie goes on to say that James told Eric that he thought Maggie was paired with Kaysar...Maggie also tells Ivette that Eric never told her personal things about he and Ivette—he kept that private. She says she never knew about Ivette's brother (in prison) until Ivette told her, even though Eric knew...Ivette says, "Cappy has a good soul." (I feel very sad for Ivette that Cappy appears to be the best father figure she has had so far in her life.)

5:00 pm—Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! (And origami)

The outdoor lockdown continues, with just general chit chat....Samples of comments heard: Ivette says she's a loud Cuban. Howie says his pee-pee is so large it gets in the way when he stretches. Janelle says she doesn't use birth control (pills?) because they turn her into a raging b*tch.

Inside the house, a camera focuses in on a quarter sitting on the kitchen floor...At 5:15, BB calls an inside lockdown....When the HGs go in the house, they find quarters all over. Janelle finds 1, Beau and Ivette each find 3, James finds 2...Janelle says they should put one of the quarters in the machine. James puts in a quarter and he is called to the DR....It turns out that some of the quarters entitle the HG to an individual prize—some quarters return the message, "Sorry, try again."....James gets a hackeysack(?) ball and something that said he could turn in their playing cards for another prize, Beau gets a barbecue grill, Maggie wins a mood ring, Howie gets a necklace that Rachel wanted, so he gives it to her, somebody wins a pool volleyball set.....Rachel finds another quarter in the GR and gets a nice bracelet.

April is upset that James might give away their playing cards. She yells to James, "Don't give them away. I want them!" The others tell April that James may have already given away the cards, and they might get a better prize in return....The HGs speculate about what James' prize will be for giving up the cards—maybe even a chance to leave the house.....April keeps yapping about the cards, and wonders if James will be offered a choice between $10,000 and a call for everyone. (Where does April come up with these ideas?) Ivette and Janelle assure April that James would pick the pick the phone calls for everyone.(Ha! Dream on.)...Ivette blows up the pool volleyball set.

We get feeds for a bit, and when they come back, James is back. He won origami paper. (Sheesh. I would have kept the cards....However, as the HGs sit at the table and do origami, April seems to have gotten over the cards....Rachel finds yet another quarter and wins a black and pink blow-up microphone. Howie asks, "Why give us a microphone when we aren't even allowed to sing?" (Excellent question—and extra points for Howie for not making a dildo joke.)

James wonders if there is more to the origami than it first appears. He says that BB is too smart for this. James wonders if they are supposed to make something special with the origami paper....April tells James, "Please don't do that to me. They probably needed something to preoccupy us until they were done out there." (It appears that BB is setting up the barbecue outside.)

6:00 pm—April makes nice with Janelle

Around 6:00, April is in the Gold Room, trying to get Janelle to wake up...April asks Janelle if she's depressed, and Janelle says, "No." April offers to do Janelle's hair if she wakes up. (Why April? So you can make fun of Janelle's hair extensions later?)...Beau joins April in the Gold Room making nice nice with Janelle....They hope that BB will give them alcohol. Janelle and Beau promise BB that they won't fight with anyone. April says that BB isn't going to give them any alcohol.

Elsewhere, Howie and Ivette are dancing. Ivette says to Howie, "Don't hate the HG, hate the..." Howie cuts in, "James!"....Then Howie does infomercials for the "James Doll" and the "Beau Beau Doll."

Back in the Gold Room, April and Janelle have settled in for a session of girl talk...They talk about implants. April says you have to redo them every 10 years, and after you have kids and says she'll be popping out kids in a bit. (Scary thought.).....April asks Janelle if she thinks she will have kids in five years and Janelle says, "Yeah." Janelle says the longest relationship she had was four years. April asks if Janelle cheated on her old boyfriend, and Janelle says, "No!"....April asks Janelle if she loves Michael. Janelle answers, "Yes, but not love love." Then Janelle says she misses Kaysar. April says, "I miss him, too. I really liked Kaysar."....Janelle says she didn't think Michael was cute at first, but she liked his personality. April says she likes guys with darker features. Janelle thinks Michael looks really white, but April thinks Michael looks Italian or Italian/Irish. Janelle thinks Michael looks like a surfer guy from Orange County....Then talk turns to Ashlea. Janelle says Ashlea is really picky about boys. April asks about the longest time Ashlea has had a boyfriend. (Why does April always ask about the length of relationships? Is this is competition?) Janelle says two years.

Out by the memory wall, Howie/Ivette/James/Beau are having fun with the new microphone. They put the mic next to each HG's picture and make soundbytes....Howie puts the mic by Janelle and says "Since I always fly first class..." Ivette makes fun of Michael "I have a friend of a friend who's a multimillionaire!" and Michael saying he licked Rachel in the shower....Ivette attacks Howie with the microphone and then they play baseball with the microphone and (James?) ball...Howie asks Ivette if she plays softball. Ivette says, "Yes." James chimes in, "Of course she does, she's a lesbian!" Ivette warns, "James, if I get HOH...".....Howie counts 12 boobies in the HG pictures. Ivette wants to know why Howie didn't count her boobies. Howie replies, "They're untouchable to me...not to Rachel or Maggie." Then Howie says, "Okay, 14 (boobies) With Beau it's 16."

After a period of FISH, we come back to find Janelle/Howie/James/Beau talking about BB All-Stars...Janelle says that Marcellas is the all-time favorite, but she also liked Nakomis a lot....Beau says that in his pre-show interview, he gave Marcellas a hard time for wearing flip flops with socks....Beau says he thinks Howie is just "okay" and would only do him if he was totally wasted. (Not sure where that came from.)

About 6:40, the inside lockdown is over, and a barbecue pit has been set up outside....Janelle asks April if she wants to play chess. April says that chess is boring and she wishes she had cards. (Really April? We would never have guessed.)...But April says, "We still love you James, even though you gave away our cards."

Now just April and Rachel are talking in the Gold Room....Rachel passes on to Janelle what April told her about Ivette, that Ivette just picks someone to hate every week and no one knows why....Janelle says she wants to get HOH so she can get Ivette out, and thinks that without Ivette they have a chance to go further in the game....April and Howie come into the Gold Room, asking what they should make for dinner....Howie keeps giving Rachel little kisses on the cheek. (It's sweet until Howie says, "I'm getting wood.")....Then Howie says, "If this is my last night in the house, I'm jerking it. I don't want to leave the BB house and say I never jerked it!" Rachel asks where Howie is going to do it, and James chimes in, "Not in here!" Howie says he'll do it in the main bedroom, in Cappy's old bed. Howie wants someone to steal Cappy's picture from the shrine upstairs."

James complains about the origami. He says that if one of the other HGs had brought in the cards they would have given them $10,000 and a chance to leave the house. Since it was James, they just said, "What do we have lying around the office?" (LOL)....Howie says it gives him a headache to think of all the f*ck-ups he's made in the house. "We took out our own team."....Howie says to James, "You know the only reason I started breaking down the Sovereign Six was because I thought you were gunning for me. The other side convinced me." James replies, "I know. I believe you."

7:00 pm—Making nice during dinner

Around 7:00 pm in the Gold Room, Howie continues his "plans" for the evening, using a lotion bottle as a visual aid. Howie says, "I can't believe Ray Ray won't jerk me off tonight, that's bullsh*t." First Howie says he might do in the bathroom standing up behind a sheet, because he's "used to banging chicks standing up from behind. Then Howie says he's used to bending chicks over the sink. James remarks, "I never want you to come to my house." (LOL)....Then Howie kids James, "After dinner, does anyone want to help me bolt down the coaster table? James might trade it for paper mache." (LOL) (When he isn't making his tiresome sex remarks, Howie can be very funny.)

Then Howie and James go outside, where Beau is "grillmaster." They're grilling burgers, steaks, hot dogs, and salmon...Then they go to inspect the inflatable volleyball net that has been put in the pool.....As it moves toward 8:00, the HGs sit down to dinner, and everyone is getting along well....James quips, "Now we're f#%$@*! eating better than Scott Petersen"

8:00 pm—After dinner comes trash
Nirvana doesn't last very long....April and Maggie go to sit on the hammock...April is still complaining about the cards and Maggie says she's going to bed because she feels sick. April tells Maggie that Ivette talks about April behind her back because April plays cards with the (other team). April passes along to Maggie that she told Rachel it was Ivette and James' idea to put up Rachel and Howie. April also tells Maggie that Janelle won't tell her who she'd put up if she got HOH. April and Maggie both say they were hoping that Beau would backdoor James this week.....Maggie/April say that they have to win HOH if they want James gone, because Ivette/Beau won't do it...Maggie is surprised to hear from April that the S3 think James and Ivette have a deal and they're not going to do anything about it. April thinks the S3 would put up Beau/Ivette next week....Maggie says she likes Janelle, but doesn't like the way she is mean and teases people....April tells Maggie that Rachel said James told (Rachel) that she was going home this week. Maggie says that James could have only learned that from Ivette.

Ivette joins Maggie/April at the hammock....They think that tomorrow's HOH comp will be questions, but they wonder how many more questions BB can ask.....Maggie/April/Ivette say that Rachel is the only one who cleans up after the S3, and after tomorrow, it will get worse....Ivette figures their worst threat tomorrow for HOH is Janelle.....Soon after, Ivette leaves for bed....April remarks to Maggie, "She acts weird, like she's p*ssed."....Now April thinks that the S3 would put up Ivette and James, so that James couldn't play the veto to take Ivette off.

Elsewhere, Howie is still making plans for jerking off. Janelle says, "Just do it. Who cares?" (Thank-you, Janelle)....Beau talks about his HOH blog and says he put in a "shout out" for Cappy...More chit chat....Not much worth reporting except that we get confirmation that Beau and Janelle know each other (or at least have mutual friends). They talk about people they both know—who's hot, and who's not.

In the Gold Room, Ivette and James are talking strategy...James wants to know if the whole house is plotting to put him up next week....Ivette says, "That's not my plot, or Beau's or Maggie's.".....James asks who is going home tomorrow....Ivette says, "Who do you think is going home?"...James asks whether putting up Kaysar was Jenn's decision or a group decision. Ivette says it was a group decision.....James tells Ivette, "At night I talk to Jan/How/Rach because you all go hide in your room all night." Ivette says she's invited James up there....Ivette would like to see what the house would be like without Janelle....James replies that Ivette probably will one of these weeks.....A little later, James says, "We don't have anything else to do but nitpick. and be annoying. and get annoyed." Ivette replies, "I could give three sh#@! about these people, youknowwhatimean?"

Maggie and April are now in the HOH room, trashing Janelle....They say that she says she doesn't want to be woken up before 11:00 am, and she'll clean after that...April eats some trail mix from Beau's basket....Maggie/April decide that they would go out with Rachel outside the house and that she's not a bad person.

Meanwhile, Janelle has joined Ivette and James in the Gold Room....Ivette tells that despite the fact that (Ivette's) income does not meet Janelle's standards, they are amazingly alike. Ivette warns Janelle, "It's easy to get wrapped up in the whole fabulous thing, but you will become more of a toy than a person that is valued." Janelle replies, "All the boys I date are into commitment, they just happen to also be rich.".....Ivette goes on. "Michael said that he would never date a topless dancer, he likes conservative girls. (Janelle giggles). He's very controlling. Janelle says she likes men to be controlling....Ivette thinks it's hysterical that Michael says that he likes a conservative girl, and then goes for Janelle, "a girl who likes to be over-the-top sexy." Janelle protests, "I haven't combed my hair in three days. I'm not into myself." James quips, "Beau is the sexiest girl in this house."

9:00 pm—Lots of conversation: Ivette/James/Janelle. Maggie/April. Howie/Rachel

The Gold Room conversation continues between Ivette/Janelle/James....Janelle talks about how her mother sells Mary Kay and tripled her income...Ivette asks Janelle, "If it weren't for his religion, would Kaysar be your type?" Janelle says that Michael is more her type and that Kaysar is darker than her earlier Middle Eastern boyfriend....Ivette tells Janelle that Michael told her that he tells his girlfriends, "If you don't like that, you can leave." Janelle says Michael was always sweet to her....Ivette says that Michael kept changing his stories and she confronted him. (When Ivette isn't acting crazy, she's a sharp cookie. Unfortunately, I think Janelle will be disappointed by Michael when she gets out of the house. However, I doubt it will be long before someone comes along to dry Janelle's tears.)

Ivette/James continue to try to talk Janelle out of dating Michael...They tell Janelle that Michael had a temper...Janelle retorts that Eric was the one who got angry....Ivette says that Michael had a staring problem and a licking problem, and that (Michael) bit her in the *ss....Janelle reminds Ivette that Eric was the one who threw a chair...Ivette says that was because Michael was staring at Eric for the third time that day. (Uh Ivette, your Cappy stared at the other team for three whole hours. How is that different?)

In the HOH room, Maggie and April continue to talk....This time, Ivette is the target. At one point, April tells Maggie that Ivette wants Beau gone. (Huh? Why would Ivette want to hurt her chance for more money?)....April wants to know why Ivette has latched onto James and why she is so blind to his game. (Well, Ivette seems to need a guy to give her advice, and it might also be a good strategy for her.)....But then, April says that Ivette only talks to the S3 to get information from them...April also tells Maggie that Ivette said she was in the game as a "get rich quick" scheme. (Apparently Ivette also said this in her pre-game interview with Marcellas.) Maggie seems disappointed to hear this.

Back in the Gold Room with Ivette/James/Janelle, Michael is still the topic of conversation....Ivette says that Michael told her that the mother of his kids has to be "pure," pretty much a virgin. She also says that Michael likes younger girls so he can control them.....Janelle asks Ivette what she thinks about her (Janelle)....Ivette replies that Janelle is smarter than she shows, and is "street smart" (using the Spanish term for that)....James says they are judging people based on a game that entails deception...Ivette says that after 3 months a person's true self will come out.....Ivette goes back to Michael, and says that Janelle needs a guy who isn't so into himself. Ivette says that if she were to like a guy, she'd want him to have calluses and be a "guy." She thought Michael was too polished. James says he initially thought Michael was gay....Both James and Ivette think that Kaysar would be perfect for Janelle, except for the religion thing....Ivette tells Janelle that Michael would want her to stop being a cocktail waitress. Michael would come to Miami and stare people down.....James/Ivette try to talk Janelle into going back with her ex. Janelle thinks her ex watches the show and wouldn't take her back. But Janelle will miss his paycheck. She says, "I like going to nice restaurants, not Chili's"....Then the talk turns to Ashlea. (Too boring to report.)....Janelle says she (Janelle) looks like sh*t. Ivette says she doesn't, and thinks Janelle looks better without makeup." James quips, "Now don't everyone go and be friends now, or I'm on the block Friday." (LOL)....Ivette leaves....Right after, James tells Janelle that he thinks it's going to be Ivette and Beau on the block on Friday.

Back in the HOH room, April thinks they should tell Rachel she is the one going home...Maggie said she told Jenn she was going home beforehand. April feels bad that Jenn only got one vote to stay (from April). Maggie says it would break (Maggie's) heart if Jenn thought the vote against her was personal, not strategic.....They start talking about Ivette again. April says Ivette talks to everyone, and Maggie says that Ivette doesn't talk to Janelle. (LOL, considering the conversation between Ivette and Janelle going on right below the HOH room.)

Sometime during all this, April and Maggie went out to the hot tub, where they are sitting with Beau...Howie and Rachel are sitting on the workout bench, smooching a little....Rachel says she's okay about going home....Howie trashes Maggie, saying she isn't good at comps and calling her a moron....Rachel says that if Julie asks if she has any predictions, she's say that she thinks Ivette will be joining her soon in sequester. Rachel goes on, "I think I am going to try to get to know Jenn and be friends with her. I actually think I LIKE April." (No, Rachel, no!!!)....Howie says that Janelle is BB's dream because she trash talks, but also does well...Rachel says she's kinda jealous of Janelle, because she can play the game without it getting to her emotionally. Rachel can't believe that they didn't backdoor Janelle this week...Howie replies, "That's their stupidity. Janelle will get them next week.".....There is more game talk, then Rachel tells Howie to take care of himself when she's gone, and not to be a stranger. Howie tells Rachel he'll see her within the next four weeks.

In the Gold Room, Janelle and James are still talking. (This has been one LONG hour!)....James thought Michael was strange. Janelle thought it was hilarious that Michael tortured the other girls....They talk about phone calls from home....Janelle asked for one from Michael, or her mom, or her brother. James asked for a call from Sarah or his grandma.....James says there aren't many people from the house he'd talk to after the game. Janelle asks if he'd talk to Kaysar and James says he would. James says that even if Kaysar was behind evicting Sarah, he'd want to be friends with him outside the house. They have a lot to talk about....Then the conversation goes back to Michael yet again....Janelle asks, "You don't think Michael liked me just for strategy, do you?" James replies, "I don't know, but if it was for strategy, it wasn't very good strategy because both were targets. (Note: I find it interesting and a little sad that Janelle is very self-confident in the game, but very insecure about Michael. Personally, I think her insecurity is just her intuition telling her the truth—that Michael isn't that into her. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think so.)

10:00 pm—Don't forget the "Cappy Days"

Around 10:00 pm, Rachel goes into the Gold Room to talk to Janelle, and James leaves....Rachel says to Janelle, "Send (Ivette) to me next week (in sequester), please!"...Janelle says she'll try.

Maggie is in the HOH room, and April joins her. Apparently April had been talking to Janelle for a bit in the kitchen, and Maggie saw it on the spycam. April says that she was hugging Janelle because Janelle apologized to her for calling Jennifer a b*tch. Janelle told April that the S4 were upset because they really trusted April and Jennifer, and they didn't expect them to break their word. Janelle also told April that, although it was a group decision to get rid of Kaysar, it really screwed Jennifer and April in their game....April tells Maggie she's okay with that.

Later, April and Ivette are talking (I'm not sure where they are.)....Ivette repeats for the 100th time today that the power is once again up for grabs. April says she wants HOH so bad she can feel (the key) around her neck....April once again brings up that this is the last week to backdoor James. Ivette asks if Howie said he would backdoor James if he got HOH, but April says that since Howie tried it once and it didn't work, he probably won't try it again, but she's not 100% certain.....April says that everything Howie does is for strategy—that Howie's insulting April last week was strategy. (Very good, April—you figured it out.)

In the Gold Room, Rachel and James are talking....Both are pissed because someone stole one of James' toothbrushes and someone stole Rachel's razors.....The talk turns to the friendship....James says that Maggie's(?) loyalty is still to Eric. Apparently Maggie told Janelle that Maggie and Eric have the strongest relationship in the house, even stronger than James and Sarah's.....Regarding Howie's rants, Rachel says that when James sees the tapes, he will see Rachel "rip (Howie) from one end to the other, not just in the DR, but to his face."....James says that at first he was embarrassed at Howie's rants, but then April would say the stupidest things, and he deserved to go off on (April)....Rachel says that Howie is going to have to step up his game—she can see people being annoyed with Howie and Janelle.....Then, James/Rachel go off on April. James says he's sure that April has personally attacked everyone. (Yup, got that right.)

It's not clear how long Janelle has been in the room, but Rachel suddenly asks, "What are you doing there Janie?" Janelle says, "I'm the laziest piece of sh*t," and mentions all the food she's eaten today...James remarks, "(Janelle) is saving up her energy for tomorrows big blow-up."....James says to Rachel, "If this is your last night, tomorrow night you'll be sleeping in a nice hotel bed. You'll have to wake up early for the Early Show. You'll have to answer questions online from a bunch of tools." (Just when I was starting to like James, he says stuff like that!)....Rachel is surprised that she'll have to answer questions online. She asks James if Kaysar had to do that. James said that Kaysar didn't have to do it because he was in sequester....Then they joke about the dumb questions Rachel will be asked, "Did Howie really kiss beau? What was the ropes course like? Is Janie really so lazy?"...James says, "If we cannot beat April and Maggie tomorrow, we all should just walk out the storage room door." Janelle tells James he needs to win HOH tomorrow.....Rachel asks James why Ivette hates her (I think). James replies, "Ivette's been on this crazy-ass tear, where everything bothers her. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that you didn't vote to keep Eric. Rachel says, "Oh Jesus. I would have voted (Eric) out no matter what....James tells about how Ivette asked him why Eric was voted out, and that James told her why, "He was a poor sportsman, never shut up his mouth all the time, he was an a**hole."....James makes fun of Eric's video plea to America, "America you need to vote me back in the house because I’m the biggest ***** these people have ever seen. I’ve got a little ***** dick and I stand 5’3 and I’m pissed off!!" Rachel remarks on how sad it was that Beau mentioned the "Cappy Days" in his nomination speech....James says, "After these people watch the tapes I'll be like, "Don't you feel f*ckin stupid?'" Rachel says, "(Eric) would have taken everybody to the final four with him." Janelle pipes up, "Except me." Rachel agrees, "Except you, Janelle."....Janelle wants to get T-shirts that say "America hates the nerd herd."

11:00 pm—James talks to himself and the Nerd Herd watches FISH

Soon after 11:00, Rachel leaves, and James talks strategy with Janelle...James asks Janelle who would be best for them to evict...Janelle doesn't commit, but says something about Howie staying...James says that Howie will be up for sure if the nerd herd gets HOH....James says something jokingly about Howie getting HOH, and Janie getting Howie to put up James. Janelle says they can't put up James, just like James can't put them up—it would be suicide. James agrees....Janelle asks James why he asked, does he think Rachel is a better player?...James says he doesn't know, but Howie in the HOH position scares him. Janelle laughs. Janelle then says that Howie needs to stay because he will be good for competitions....Then James leaves Janelle alone in the Gold Room.

In the HOH, April/Ivette/Maggie/Beau are talking...April remarks that Janelle keeps saying she's getting fat, but "really, none of us are all that fat." Ivette disagrees and says Janelle has gained a lot, "I may have cottage cheese (cellulite) but I think hers is really worse than mine."....Ivette says that Janelle is the biggest threat because she knows more about the game than anybody....April says she'd be okay if she went home next week.

Maggie gives Beau instructions on how to talk to Julie in the HOH room. (How sad that Maggie feels she has to do that.) Maggie warns Beau that Julie may ask about things that have been said in the DR--things that only America knows....Beau kids that Julie will ask what it's like being in the HOH when April farts all the time.....Apparently, several times they've mentioned things they've said in the DR.....Ivette keeps reminding them, "Do NOT talk about the DR!" April comments that Ivette only cares about the rules when she is not breaking them.

Elsewhere, James is looking at his pimples in the bathroom mirror saying to himself, "Don't pick your face. Remember your modeling days.".....Back in the Gold Room, Janelle says to James (for the 100th time) that she doesn't feel like keeping up her looks—it seems insignificant.

Then Janelle leaves, and James talks to himself while he makes an origami flower. He makes up a pretend interview between himself and BB...

BB: How do you like your origami paper, James?’
James: It’s great, Big Brother. Beau gets a grill and a martini bar, and James gets colored paper
BB: Colored paper? It’s magical paper!
James: No. It’s contaminated with dyes that are probably slowly giving me ***** cancer.
BB: So what do you do with this colored paper, James?
James: Well, since there’s no tobacco for April to roll up and smoke it, I make stupid animals. I did it as a little kid because I was a tool. I just sit around and do nothing all day, waiting to be picked off by some evil bastards or some duplicitous f'ing morons known as the nerd herd, so what does that make me?.
BB: How does that make you feel James?
James: Well it makes me feel wonderful because I'm still HEE-RE
BB: Do you have any words for the nerds out there watching?
James: ***** off" Don't drink and drive, and pay your taxes, because they WILL find you.

(LOL. I gave you that in detail, because it was one of the more creative things we've seen all season. Also, I think James probably gave us an inside peek at what it's like in the DR—Scary!)

Janelle comes back in the room, and debates with James that there's nothing wrong with being attracted to a guy because of money. She says that if a guy can have a beautiful woman as a status symbol, so why shouldn't a girl go for the same thing....James says it's different because men are visual creatures, and Janelle sounds like she's proposing a business partnership, not a relationship...Then James admits that he dated a beautiful woman because she was so hot, but the sex was terrible. His friends thought he had to be gay if he was breaking up with her.....The camera then cuts to Rachel and Howie. Howie is giving Rachel a massage on the LR couch, and listing all his TV girlfriends on BB so far this season.....In the HOH room, the nerd herd is watching the FISH on the spycam. They talk about the names of the fish and speculating about their love life. (Geez! And the BB folks think WE'RE geeks!)

12:00 midnight—More James/Janelle/Howie/Rachel

Around midnight, the feeds are back with James and Janelle in the Gold Room...James asks Janelle if he looked dumb when Eric was in the house...Janelle says James just looked like a follower...James says he was going to pick an alpha male and let him draw all the fire...But he also admits that he told Eric that Janelle wanted to vote out all the guys....The talk turns to April. Janelle says that all April does is go from group to group and complain...Janelle also tells James that April thinks there's a deal between Maggie and Ivette that doesn't include April or Beau. James replies, "She can't be that stupid."

Howie joins James/Janelle and says he's fat and going to wear his shirt for the rest of the game. James says, "I always wear my shirt." Howie replies, "You're ripped." James retorts, "Thanks, honey."....There is more trash talking about April. They all talk in fake Southern accents, and try to decide if April should be called Cowboy or Forrest (Gump). (LOL)....Janelle wonders how the game would have gone if they hadn't figured out the secrets. James says that if they didn't figure out the clues they would be so stupid they would need to be put down.....James then trashes April and Jenn, saying they made up sh*t about Michael because they knew Jenn was next on the block.....James admits that when Howie and company nominated him, James called them all the demon names in the Bible...Howie and Rachel say they both regret those weeks.

Once again, James complains about getting origami paper. He asks Rachel to tell Julie from him, "Thanks for the f*ckin' origami paper."....Then James talks about how he read a lot as a kid, and starts talking about Edgar Allen Poe. This starts a conversation of various scary stories and real life horrors.....James notices that on some things they saw today, their ages and professions were blurred out. Rachel says that, for diversity, BB will probably portray her as a horse breeder, which she has done once or twice. (Apparently I've missed what Rachel really does for a living.)

Janelle leaves the Gold Room to go sleep in the barracks.....James/Rachel/Howie continue to talk about how pathetic Eric was—that Eric thought they should throw HOH for him...James says he wants to evict Maggie just because it will make Eric so mad he'll probably put his head through the wall.....They rehash that Maggie told Rachel/James that the decision to send home Kaysar was Jennifer's. Maggie wanted to send home James.

1:00 am—Insult Canada, then go to sleep

Soon after 1:00 am, James manages to insult a large portion of the BB audience (if they weren't lost already because of the earlier nerd comments)....James says that Canada is just a waste of f*cking space. It can't be to scale—it's too big. Howie agrees.....Howie tells James that if he (Howie) is evicted, he'll give James his jury vote.

After an appetizing scene of Howie peeing with the WC door open, Howie goes to bed in the HOH room, and all the HGs go to sleep.

Note: In the Updates, at 6:51 am on the 25th, CougarSpy posted a very lengthy, detailed recap of various conversations in the house around 11:30 am the night before. Since I can't easily incorporate it smoothly into my (already long) recap, I want to point it out to you as additional information about HG conversations. Thanks Cougar!

Night night hammies. Bye Rachel.