Slowin’ Down

Three weeks of six days workweeks and one day off, I’m exhausted. I have three days off this weekend. I’m just sitting back and relaxing. I’m going to go to church tomorrow because the pastor of my church I grew up in is now interim pastor at the church right now the street. If that isn’t a sign…

I’m also actually able to write a blog and catch up my Big Brother commentary. In a stunner, the houseguests decided to vote out Dustin. Dick and Danielle survived another week in the house. Eric is still staying afloat but he could be a target soon. Danielle won HOH this week. Amber and Jameka are up on the block.

Big Brother Heats Up

Leave it up to the houseguests to make what was turning into a boring season to must-see-television. Last night’s twist changed the house. Eric is staying, Kail left, Evel Dick is trashing everyone, Amber is crying, Zach, Daniele, & Jen are scared, Dustin & Jameka are happy but enraged.

Amber, Dustin, Jameka, Eric & Jessica are an alliance. Zach doesn’t know where he wants to go. Evel Dick and Daniele are trying to lure Jen into their alliance.

I don’t like what I see going on at the house. It sounds like ED is just being malicious about things. You can claim he’s playing the game but that’s just plain out and out mental abuse. Stay tuned because I fear things are only going to get worse. Of course, that makes the show that much better.

Life, In A Nutshell

When you’re 18, you think have the world figured out. When you’re 28, you realize you didn’t know anything when you were 18, but now know you understand life and all of its challenges. At 34, I realize I had no idea what I was thinking at 18 or 28. I still don’t understand my lot in life. I know who I am. I’m happy to at least have that.

I was just looking at my blog and realized in just three days, I’ll have been blogging for two years. One of my first few posts reminded me of something. I wrote, I make friends wherever I go. Coming back to Cleveland, I’ve made so many good friends. I’m blessed for having many longtime friendships. I’m also blessed to have new friends. One person I’ve met just got offered a job of a lifetime. She’s taking it but it involves a move. I hope we will be friends forever because she’s just quickly become one of my most favorite people. I’ve been fortunate to meet so many quality people in my life. They far outweigh the shabby people who’ve passed through my life. I know there are people who I can call at any time of the day and they’ll listen to what I have to say. Of course, there are also my friends who’ll have a lot to say back! I value that too!

I know the feeling of bittersweetness. Right now, I have a content smile on my face. God has blessed me with unequaled support and surrounded me with loyal friends.

The Big News

This is the big news I’ve been waiting on for some weeks. In a past post, I mentioned my sister was pregnant again. It’ll make me an uncle for the third time. Take a look at the color of the bow on the baby basket and you’ll know what my sister is having. She just found out today and she just called me about 15 minutes ago.

We are all very excited that we’re being blessed with another addition to the family. There’s going to be a little age difference between the boys. The older ones are eight and ten years old. So it’s going to be a little different for them to have a little one crying and interrupting their sleep. I can’t wait to see how they’ll do with the new baby. He’s going to be a great Christmas present this year. I can’t wait to see him for the first time.

My sister says the doctor says everything looks great. Now, it’s just time for him to cook a little.

Up Early…

I go to bed early and then I get up at an ungodly hour. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll end up napping before I go to work but I just really dislike my body waking me from my slumber this early in the morning.

The worst part, I start thinking of all of the things I want to accomplish today and then can’t get back to sleep because of it. I’m catching up on last night’s Big Brother After Dark while some of my laundry gets finished. I was thinking the other day how I don’t like to get to personal on this blog. Of course, I show a little of my family because I’m proud of them but I don’t reveal too much of my personal life. Maybe in time, that’ll come out but right now, I’m fine keeping that information to myself.

A day after writing about working out, I’m seriously thinking of using my early rise to get McDonald’s breakfast that I still love. C’mon Sausage Egg McHeartAttack. I know the risks but they’re too good! 🙂

Big Brother Update: Big Brother gave the houseguests alcohol. Hopefully this BBAD will be a little more exciting because of it. The houseguests are more entertaining when they’re less inhibited. They got beer and alcohol.

The Power of Veto competition was held and Jen took herself off the block. Eric got put up but Kail will end up going home.

Here’s how the alliances work out right now. Dick, Daniele, Zach and Jen then there’s Jameka, Eric, Jessica, Amber, Erica & Dustin. I don’t know where Kail is aligned. I think that’s why she knows she’s going home.

I have sinned…

Well, at least when it comes to the world of working out. My trip to Europe really made me backslide. Who, when they’re traveling and not sleeping well, wants to get up in the morning and go down to the gym and work out. Moreover, (mom2amara, I never use that word in daily conversation) who wants to give up time you could be using to see all of the sights?

I’ve sought forgiveness from the workout gods and they seem to be offering their redemption. I’m back up to 4.5 miles a day. No, that’s not the 7 or 7.5 I did pre-vacation but hey, Paris, Amsterdam or Basel weren’t built in a day either. I’m happy I’m getting back in the groove. Anyone have any good suggestions for running music. You may think it weird of me asking but I need some fresh new upbeat music!

Courtesy: CBSBig Brother Update: Eric is caught up in LiarGate. Evel Dick and Daniele are telling everyone he’s a mole and leaking information to everyone in the house about everyone else. Everyone is talking to one another and it’s almost tough to figure out who’s aligned with each other. I still want Kail out of there. I’m ready to see Dustin leave. They don’t entertain me. At least with Amber you get tears. With Daniele, you get the looks. Evel Dick brings drama. Jessica brings the off-the-hook cuteness. Eric provides the laughs. Jen fuels the rest of the house. Jamaka is there to band it all together and the occasional laugh. Oh and there’s Zach, he can leave. The fact I forgot him to the end proves he’s boring too. I really hope they don’t vote out Eric because he’s America’s player and I hope that continues.

Courtesy: CBSYou’re probably wondering if I’ve voted on anything or get the text updates. That’s a big NO. I’m just voyeurist I guess. That’s where my annual obession with this show ends. Believe me, I tried not to like this season but the producers got me again. Producers know how to get to you. 🙂 Executive Producers are EVEN worse better. Excuse me, are we still talking about Big Brother. I digress, I guess. Today is the POV ceremony so I’ll find out after work via BBAD who is going up on the block. It will probably be Eric but the question is will he get backdoored? We’ll find out Thursday or even earlier thanks to BBAD.

Also, and I’m running out of time here, if you haven’t seen the hilarious “But First” youtube video, you have to check it out. Julie Chen, please stop it with the “But First’s”. It’s starting to get out of hand.

I’m out!

Big Brother Update

Nick is gone from the Big Brother house. Only Eric & Zach voted for him to stay. Daniele voted to evict him. Looking back, I think this was a mistake. They needed to get rid of Kail while they had the chance. I don’t believe Nick was that good of a player in this game. Eric is flying under the radar and doing a great job.

BBAD Tuesday

Courtesy CBSI’m tired of the Nick and Daniele relationship or lack there of. Do we really need to be subjected to the constant bickering back and forth? It’s like watching a ping pong game where no one misses the ball. It’s just one shot to the other side and back to the other side. I much prefer watching all of the other houseguests having fun.

We also don’t need to see Jen working out by himself. It’s just her wondering if the camera is focused on her.

The houseguests are now playing a game where they messed up the keys and put them in different slots under their pictures. Eric and Jessica are still parading around with each other. I approve of their “flirtship”. Lots of wrong answers from the crowd.