It has been a very busy and exciting 2 months with my little sister Christine in the Big Brother house. One thing I’ve always said starting right now is that it is important to reflect. Personally, I love reflection. Especially THIS reflection: It is also important to evaluate and dwell on life experiences. I figured now was the best time to look back  on my sister’s Big Brother experience over the last two months as she ...

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Yeah, about that hypocritical post…

Posted on August 26, 2014

Earlier today I wrote a relatively harsh (for my standards) blog that took some broad swipes at people who follow the Big Brother Live Feeds. I am writing this to apologize for my condescending attack on people who condescendingly attack my sister. I didn't mean to offend everybody who watches the live feeds. I was responding specifically to a few people who have said some ugly things about the family. I am Christine's big brother and it is my ...

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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 ...

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Many of you may have noticed a distinct shortage of my typical selfies over the last day or two. That was for a very specific reason, and I assure you that I had your best interest in mind (more to come on that). I was fishing in San Diego! This is something I had done twice before. I captured the exploits of my first trip in a previous blog that can be found here. Unfortunately, I came back empty-handed on my last trip 2 years ago. I was ...

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Hardcore Biker Diary

Posted on July 2, 2014

So last night was part 1 of the Big Brother premiere. It also represented the first full episode I have ever watched. I think it’s safe to say, we learned the following: Paola won’t shut up Cody is dreamy Frankie Grande is related to Ariana Grande. I do think the third fact is particularly cool. Since my sister now knows Frankie Grande, that means I am only 4 degrees of separation from Ariana Grande. I'm preeeeettttty ...

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Excitement is building in our household as we are T minus 2 days from my sister Christine’s big national TV debut on Big Brother! Facebook is atwitter and Twitter is a-Facebook with all manner of analysis and opinions on how this season will play out. Thankfully from what we’ve seen from our selective group of social media sites, Christine seems to have a good chance of going far into the competition. Of course, I am relying on ...

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As most of you are most likely aware by now, my littlest sister Christine Brecht was announced as a cast member on Big Brother Season 16 (or #BB16 as social media savvy folks have taken to calling it on “the Tweeter”). For those of you unfamiliar with the show (as I must admit I was) a cast of complete strangers are thrown together in a house full of cameras to live with each other with the goal being the last houseguest standing. ...

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Sweet Concert Action!

Posted on May 21, 2014

While nobody has ever insinuated that I can croon with the sultry voice of Michael Buble, I do technically have just as many ears as he does so I can surely appreciate good music. Generally my enjoyment is done in headphones or my car, but I will occasionally attend a concert to see the bands I enjoy live. Recently Ashton and I had the opportunity to watch one of our favorite bands (Red) perform in Tucson. There are a few things about ...

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Ima goin’ hunting!

Posted on March 10, 2014

***DISCLAIMER: No animals were hurt in the making of this blog (unfortunately)*** You never know what life is going to throw at you next, which is why I am a big advocate of being prepared. And I am not alone. The great songstress Taylor Swift once said “I try to prepare for everything beyond the extent of preparation.” That sentiment is so deep that I do not even get it. And of course, no discussion about preparation is complete ...

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