The early morning is "All Rachel, All the Time."....Rachel wakes up about 7:30 am....She goes to the bathroom, puts on workout gear, goes outside to start a load of laundry, then returns inside for a workout on the treadmill.....After working out, Rachel eats breakfast, then goes to the bathroom to put on makeup. (It's voting day, after all—you never know when you'll be called in.)
We get fish about 9:15 am (wake-up call?). About half an hour later, we get another message from BB (this time in an angry voice) saying, "It is time to get up for the day."
The HOH group gives Jenn the third degree about why she didn't sleep in the HOH room last night. She answers, "What should I sleep on the floor when there are beds?" (Makes sense to me.)....And, it sounds like the HOH group could have gotten revenge by sending April downstairs to sleep as well. The HGs kiddingly give April a hard time because she had bad gas last night. April is not amused, and gets pissed at Jenn because April had asked Jenn not to tell anyone about April's gas and stomach problems. (Sounds to me like the other HGs would have known anyway—I'm surprised only Jenn went downstairs to sleep in unpolluted air.)
Over breakfast, James (in front of Kaysar) tells April to wink once if she is going to evict him today. Kaysar is very good natured about all this.....After Kaysar washes his bowl with his hands and no soap, April says this is gross. But then, she says that Kaysar is good for talking to if you are feeling sad (per their conversation last night)....Ivette is called to the DR. She takes her time, washing her plate, etc, so BB calls her again.
Jenn talks about a conversation she had with Sarah. Sarah had asked Jenn if everyone was voting the same way today. Jenn replied, "I don't know. No one tells me anything!"....In a similar vein, Maggie tells April, and then Jenn about a convo she had with Sarah, where Sarah was trying to get information from Maggie about her nursing experience (alluding that Maggie might not really be a nurse, and just studied up before BB). Maggie says that Sarah was looking at Maggie as if Sarah knew some secret about Maggie. Maggie thinks this is really funny.
April and Jenn primp in front of the mirror, and say that they've been in the BB house for a month now....Jen says that after they get rid of the "core people" it will be fun again. (She never says exactly who she means by "core people."
In the kitchen, Howie/Maggie/Ivette/Beau/Jenn/Sarah sit around and make small talk....One by one, HGs are getting called into the DR to vote.....Rachel comes in, and starts to tell her (he calls her Ray Ray) that she has nice boobies. He corrects himself and says "glasses" instead. (He's trying to watch his dirty mouth today.)...Next, Howie makes a sexual comment to Ivette, and James reminds Howie of their deal about Howie's "degrading" comments....James tells Ivette that for some reason he's still looking out for her.
In the Gold Room, Sarah asks James if the shirt she's wearing makes her look pregnant. James says that he doesn't like shirts like that on girls because they make them look pregnant. James says Sarah's hair looks nice, though.....Kaysar has gone back to bed. James and Sarah try to wake up him by saying, "Whassup Kaysar?" but Kaysar doesn't want to get up.
Outside, Rachel has made eggs for Howie and serves them to him in the BY. Howie says, "Thanks Ray Ray." (The cuteness is already starting to wear off for me, if not for Rachel.)....April joins them and asks Howie to tell her if she starts gaining weight. Howie tells April she could gain 8 pounds and still be good.....While this is going on, Jenn is sitting on a lounge chair right behind Howie, saying nothing. (Spying?)....April, Howie, and Rachel talk about how it's all the men who are getting evicted. James had brought this up earlier, and April says she hadn't noticed until James brought it up.
While Howie is eating breakfast, Ivette is in the pool and shouts, "Hi Howie, I miss you!" Howie yells back, "Hi Ivette bird!"....Ivette asks what Howie is eating and he tells her that he is eating some great eggs Rachel made for him. Ivette replies that Rachel has great boobies and is a great chef. Howie agrees, and tells Ivette that he's not allowed to talk about boobies today because of an agreement he made with James and Sarah.
After a short FISH, we come back to the inside of the house, where James and Sarah are playing chess....Maggie is now outside with her crew, and she laughs with them about her plan to fool James and Sarah into thinking she's a cop.....Maggie and April talk about how Rachel has seemed quiet and upset for the past few days, and that April offered Rachel to talk if she wants. Rachel said she's fine....Maggie then starts making annoying dolphin noises. She's apparently also trying to convince Sarah that could be a dolphin trainer.
Kaysar, Howie, and Sarah come outside for a bit, and Maggie tries to convince them to come hand with their group....They tell Kaysar how much they like his shirt from Urban Outfitters....April tells Kaysar that she found some camel hair in the lint catcher of the dryer, and plans to keep him so that when he left tomorrow she'd have something to remember him by. (Huh? I've heard of people keeping locks of hair, but lint?).....Kaysar, Howie, and Sarah go back inside, and April says she really likes him (Kaysar) and that she could really be friends with him outside of the house....Maggie says that Sarah is so dumb.
The miscellaneous talk around the pool continues....The group talks about Michael and the things he did that made them, mentioning the fact that Michael covered himself (with a towel) when he used the WC. (I saw this on the feeds once, and thought it was strange—especially since Michael then put the towel back among the other towels. Yuck!)
Kaysar and Rachel are back outside with the group now....Rachel complains about gaining weight and April tells her, "You'll find a man." Rachel kiddingly says, "What if Howie and I are married?"....Kaysar talks about the incident where he threw a water bottle when he was arguing with Ivette, and trying to explain what really happened. He says that Ivette was going off on Kaysar, and when Ivette called Kaysar a motherf*cker, that's when he lost it. Maggie asks him why he wasn't reprimanded and Kaysar says that the producers talked to him and told him he can't act like that.....Maggie says she wants to be spanked. (Huh? Where did that come from?)
Kaysar's conversation with Maggie's crew continues....Ivette tells Kaysar to tell Cappy that they were nice to Kaysar, so that "he doesn't jump you. Let him know we made peace."....Kaysar asks, "Is there a secret word?" Ivette replies, "Camel toe." (ROFL—I swear, sometimes it feels like the HGs are reading Joker's)
Kaysar continues his conversation with Maggie's crew, and gives them a lot of information about the others....Kaysar tells them what James does for a living and admits that he thought that Maggie was a cop...Ivette asks Kaysar if he worries that Janelle and Howie will listen to James after Kaysar leaves, but Kaysar says he trusts Janelle and Howie.....Maggie then asks, "What about Rachel?" Kaysar replies that he trusts all three of them, and that they went along with James because they had no choice....Maggie asks, "Do both sides see the benefit of going after (James)?" Kaysar replies that he (Kaysar) promised security and protection and James and Sarah compromised it. Even though I'm "yes. people I promised security and protection and James and Sarah compromised it. even though I'm gone, I'm gonna make sure (James') *ss goes down hard. No one ***** with me"....Maggie says,
I ***** with you." Kaysar replies, "You did it without evil intentions. That's why I told you that you did great."....April chimes in "(James) thinks he can play Ivette." Ivette agrees, saying, "He thinks I trust him 100%." Maggie yells, "YOU DO!"....Ivette explains to Kaysar, "Once you put James and Maggie up, you put me in a bind. But James proves more and more how untrustworthy he is. Ivette yells, "(JAMES) PUT HIS HAND ON THE BIBLE." Ivette rehashes the bible story.
At this point, BB calls Maggie to the HOH room (it's camera time). Ivette yells "I WANT CAPPYS CAP!" (I guess she wants to wear it in pictures.)
It's now about 1:00 pm, and Kaysar and Ivette have a long talk. (Note: Because I am taking this from several separate updates, I may not have all the comments in exactly the right order, but you'll get the gist. I'm recapping the conversation at length, because I think it was very interesting.)....Ivette tells Kaysar that a lot of things have been said, but it's the game, and she has a lot of respect for Kaysar. Kaysar says, "Like I told April, this is just a game."....Ivette talks about her problems with Michael, burping in her face and licking women.....Ivette goes on to say that her problem with Janelle is that she doesn't participate with the group, help out with dishes—that Janelle is way too self-centered.
Kaysar tells Ivette that one thing he has noticed is that she is very biased toward her group. Kaysar wants things equal for everybody, but Ivette wants only her group to benefit....Ivette says, "It depends on what side you stand on. She talks about the safe opening, the spelling bee, etc....Kaysar says, "I don't like to dwell on little things and turn them into bigger issues. It's petty.".....Ivette admits, "I'm probably going to having angry lesbians and angry Muslims at my door because of what I've said."....Kaysar replies that he respects Ivette for coming clean....Ivette says she feels guilty about a lot of things in this game. She just wants to walk away and feel good about it. Kaysar agrees, "I want people to respect me and not feel bad about me."
Ivette admits she is angry Cappy left....Kaysar says that he truly likes and respects (Eric).....Ivette goes on, "(Cappy) understands who betrayed him. What hurts him most was you swore on your life."...Kaysar replies, "I did, but I felt as though we had a deal. (Eric) kept trying to jump in and do a backdoor move on me......Ivette says that (Cappy) honestly wanted to make sure that James didn't get it (HOH?)...Kaysar replies, "Now I see how (James) freaks out. He comes first. It's all about him. But he felt Eric was trying to play him.....Ivette says, "Cuz James was feeding (Eric) stuff." Kaysar says, "That's part of it."
Ivette talks about how what she and Cappy had was amazing, and James is trying to fill that void.....Kaysar replies, "James hates taking the backseat. He wants to be the leader."....Ivette says, "(James) can never be the man Cappy is, or Beau is, or you are. It takes a big man to admit his faults. James acts like a little boy in trouble."
Kaysar (still talking about James),"Without going in to detail, James is definitely a problem. It's amazing how now we've agreed he is the problem. Look how the house has come together. Supposedly these people who didn't get along are getting along."....Ivette says, "James He keeps telling me how he saved me because your (Kaysar's) big issue was me, and James asks you guys, "Who do you hate more than Ivette." (James) thinks I'm stupid. I may not be going to school right now or have a job that makes me think a lot. But, I have scruples and morals."
Ivette tells Kaysar, " I want you to know (that although) though there (were) days we didn't talk, I have a hard time with people who talk ***** about someone and don't come clean but hang out with them, they are hypocrites. I felt so bad that James and Sarah talked ***** but were nice to your faces."....Kaysar replies, "I do see these things. If people are going to cheat me, I want them to continue to cheat me so I can use it against them. In this game we are put in certain pressures, you get frustrated. Whatever you say against me is not going to bother me, the same respect, I hope you don't take personally (anything I say). I will see you at the wrap party with a big smile on my face."
At this point, Maggie comes out and starts taking pictures.....Ivette and Kaysar hug for a picture...Maggie also takes a picture of Howie and Beau going in for a kiss (and then they do kiss)....Inside, James and Sarah are in the kitchen talking strategy.....Sarah says that she needs to ask Kaysar if he thinks they can trust Howie and Rachel. James suggests that Sarah play chess with Kaysar....Kaysar and Rachel are already playing chess, talking about how nice it is to talk to a normal person. Sarah joins them and sits down. Kaysar talks about going back to his job and the real world.
After the chess game, Rachel and Howie go off alone to talk strategy....They talk about how much they would like to see Janelle get HOH......They talk about how the other group is being nice to them, especially April....They think that if James or Sarah get HOH, they'll put Maggie up...Rachel agrees with Kaysar's idea that they're trying to get the men out of the house...Howie says, "They're gunning for James. He knows that."
Outside, the HGs are still posting for pictures....Inside, Kaysar and Sarah are now playing chess....Sarah says to Kaysar, "You beat me a lot faster than James." (LOL)....Sarah tells Kaysar that they have to play until Sarah beats him.....In the Gold Room, James and Janelle are talking....Janelle says that her ex-boyfriend slept with her worst enemy. James says, "So that would be like Michael sleeping with Ivette." Janelle agrees....Then they talk about travel. Janelle has traveled a lot, and spent a semester in Russia as an exchange student. She has also traveled to the Middle East....James went to Sarajevo on a religious trip. He says he wants to go to Ecuador for his honeymoon.
Maggie's group is inside, whispering in the HOH bathroom....Ivette says, "Desperation calls for desperate measures.(sic)"....Maggie is called to the DR to return the camera, and Ivette's parting words are that they can't trust Howie and Rachel.
Mid-Afternoon (About 3:00 pm)
Maggie is out of the DR, and she, Jenn, and April are outside...Jenn is playing with Maggie's toes.... April tells Maggie that she is upset with Ivette. (But, as usual, April's conversation wanders all over before getting to the point.....April thinks it's odd that James seems "okay" with Beau, and thinks it may have been Ivette spreading the word to James because (James) is Ivette's partner....Maggie asks, "Why is everyone gunning for me?"....April replies that Kaysar was thinking about putting Maggie and Ivette, and April asked Kaysar, "Why Maggie?" April says that Kaysar said it was because a single person who lost their partner would be coming back with a vengeance....April then says that she and Ivette are butting heads because everything April does is wrong to Ivette......Then, April leaves Maggie and joins Ivette/Jenn/Beau, where Jenn is painting Ivette's toes zebra colors. (Jenn seems to have quite a thing for feet.)
In the Gold Room (I think) Kaysar and Janelle are reading the bible...Kaysar says he thinks it's interesting that people think Christianity was untainted before St. Paul. Janelle says, "Ohhh! I was born in St. Paul!" LOL....While Kaysar and Janelle talk about one religion, Howie is talking about being a Jedi. He says that he is not allowed to discuss Jedi council locations. (Geez, when Howie can't talk about boobies, he reverts to some strange conversations.)
Back outside, Ivette and April are still talking....They say that before the veto took James off the block, they wanted to evict James,, but that Kaysar is very manipulative....Ivette reminds about how Kaysar had threatened her but said she had three safe weeks...Ivette also points out that April was safer with Kaysar but Ivette and Beau were in danger....Ivette said she feared Kaysar was going to come back and bite her in the *ass and April replies, "We can't be selfish in this game. You have to take one for the team." (These two are amazing—not in a good way.)
Ivette tells April and Maggie that she wants to "backdoor" James. She'd put up Janelle and Rachel. Janelle would pick Howie for the veto and Rachel would pick Maggie, then she would backdoor James....Ivette says that James isn't getting the clues she's giving him that Ivette won't turn her back on Maggie, while James says that Maggie is his first target.....Maggie says that James' tactic is going to the whole house and saying he's been honest, and trying to break up the house.....Ivette tells Maggie that James called Maggie "evil" and that April is "shady." Maggie is very upset at being called "evil."
At this point, Ivette leaves to go to the bathroom....While she's gone, April says to Maggie, "Ivette is so moody that she's making me moody." Maggie agrees that it's weird how happy Ivette was that Sarah won the veto—that it was very selfish, because it was better for Ivette to have James stay, even though the rest of the group wanted James evicted.
Now all the HOH group is outside. Maggie tells them to "blow her cover" and tell Sarah that Maggie really is a nurse. Maggie wonders why James didn't think she was a nurse, "Because he's an arrogant SOB?"....Ivette shares with the group that her *ss is on fire. (Ivette, like April, apparently thinks that other people really want to hear about the state of her bowels.)
Maggie and April go inside to the HOH room, and say that their plan to break off James from the other alliance by talking about how bad he is working....Soon the conversation turns back to April, talking about what a hard time she is having breaking her smoking habit. Hypnosis hasn't worked. April says, "Knowing I can't get cigarettes now is giving me a panic attack." In the past eight years, April hasn't gone more than four or five days without smoking. (This is from a woman who has said several times that she is not a smoker!)...Maggie is very supportive and reassuring.....April laments, "I don't see why BB can't give me a f*ckin' patch!" April wonders, "What if I was born to smoke?" (Huh? Is that like being born to be hanged?).April says that smoking is her only vice...Maggie suggests chewing on ice....Someone in the conversation, April also says she wants to get pregnant someday. (Lordy!)....Beau has joined April and Maggie and wonders if there will be America's Choice this week. April responds, "F*ck America!" (Guess we know who isn't going to win America's Choice—when and if BB has one.)....April moves on to how annoying James and Sarah's relationship is. (My, isn't April in a lovely mood.)
Early Evening—About 5:00 pm
At about 5:20, BB calls an inside lockdown....Not much is going on inside the house....Janelle is in bed in the Gold Room reading the bible. Howie comes in and takes her dishes into the kitchen....Ivette and Sarah play chess without speaking....Rachel/James/Howie/April are in the kitchen making fish for dinner....Howie is convinced that tomorrow's challenge will be a football challenge (Why?)...In the SR, BB has given the HGs two bottles of wine for dinner (one white, one red), plus a large bottle of Sprite.
The indoor lockdown ends around 6:15 pm.....Howie goes outside and kiddingly says that it's a football challenge...Outside, Beau rubs his fingers through the front of Howie's hair. Howie kind of closes his eyes and looks like a beagle that is getting it's ears scratched. While Beau does this, he talks about his job as an image consultant. Beau isn't talking in a flirtatious manner, but his hands look intimate on Howie's head.
About 6:30, the HGs sit down to dinner...Maggie isn't eating, but sits down at the table with everyone anyway. She looks like she's doing some kind of dance in her chair, wiggling her shoulders up and down and smiling....Jenn eats what looks like a spinach salad, and just sits looking around at everyone, as usual....Howie sits down and tucks into a huge plate of food...Janelle just sits at the table and stares. She looks miserable and puffy. Her hair is in kind of a strange up-do—either dirty or wet.....Kaysar says that he doesn't cook like the others. He just puts his meat in a George Foreman grill and that's it. He also says he avoids soda because of the caffeine.....A little later, Jenn does the dishes, while Kaysar stands behind her.....James and Sarah do their "Sonny and Cher" routine by bickering in the kitchen. James tells Sarah "There are no kisses for you until I beat you in chess." Jenn says that if James were her boyfriend, she would never play chess with him. The group talks about the way James plays and how he has no mercy for Sarah. James defends himself by saying you can't teach anyone anything by just letting them beat you. Sarah complains that James doesn't teach her anything—he just plays.....Ivette begs the others to save a banana for her, because they are always gone. Maggie assures Ivette that there are at least 20 bananas in the SR.
It's now about 7 pm BB time.