Here’s something else for you to hate! (I’m talking to you Twitter)
Posted on August 26, 2014
As you may have noticed, I have taken some time from blogging to lay low for a bit. I did this in order to avoid inciting the typical “your family sucks” and “your sister is a hateful, vile person who belongs in the pits of hell…because she says mean things” reactions from social media. But I would like to take a moment to address the Twitter critics in a manner of communication I assume they value as it is how they’ve chosen to communicate with us: You suck!! YOUR sister’s ugly!
I am not going to defend all of her actions (even though it seems many people are now viewing EVERYTHING she does through tinted lenses) except to say that you are observing Big Brother contestant Christine. I know you think you know her because you watch her every evening while petting your 18 cats, but you weren’t in the same uterus as her. Nor are you married to her. But feel free to continue judging her if it makes you feel better. As a representative of her family, I can assure you that we are definitely taking the advice you offer as to how Christine should be treated very seriously. The advice offered by you: someone who chooses to watch other humans interacting instead of doing so yourself.
On a semi-related note, I am honestly fearful I may accidentally call her “hashtag-B-B-Christine” to her face as that is how I have been referring to her on social media.
Anywho, now that I have stoked Twitter’s flames, I’ll address a bit of the show: Those of you who know me may sense that Christine is a bit different than me. You would not be wrong (on this at least…don’t get a big head). I am much more a slave to social conventions whereas Christine doesn’t even march to the beat of a different drummer…she marches to the beat of a different pianist. I envy her for many reasons including the fact that she is very outgoing and outspoken. Like I said, I am not going to defend everything she says and does in the house, but I will say I am super proud of her for making her dream of appearing on the show come true and still find it surreal that I see her on CBS three nights a week, only two nights fewer than David Letterman.
Beings we are different, I could never see myself doing the Big Brother thing. It sounds boooooooring. No technology or even books?! No thanks. It sounds just like camping except without the beauty of nature and without the excitement of peeing on trees (in anonymity at least). I’m pretty sure I’d bring in three months of conversation starters to ensure things don’t get a bit tedious (ok Cody, would you rather be a human-sized ant, or an ant-sized human?). And I would also bring in Chutes ‘N Ladders or maybe UNO so Victoria would have a chance to win some sort of competition (hey-o!).
One thing I am finding interesting is the strategy involved with the game. I love observing what information some of the Houseguests choose to reveal about themselves and what they choose to hide. For example, Derrick doesn’t want the house to know he is an undercover cop. That is probably the most advantageous career in this game outside of “Professional Reality Show Strategist”. Even though my title of Work-At-Home-Dad wouldn’t cause me enemies in the house, I think I’d take that advantage to make up my dream job. Something like “Ice Cream Flavor Tester” or “Manatee Tickler.”
Going forward I think Christine needs to be careful. She is bound to be one of the next few evicted. She does have a good shot (according to Twitter) of winning the coveted “Most Hated Houseguest” award. However, Frankie is giving her a good run for her money. And speaking of Frankie, I’m not saying, but I’m just saying: he is so flamboyant that he is flam-MAN-ant.
Alright y’all, I’ll try to check back again. Until then, keep watching Big Bro and rooting for Christine! (and Mr. Whiskers looks hungry)