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Big Brother 18: Overnight Recap, 8/17

Good evening/morning!  I want to start by addressing some of the comments about the overnight recaps.  First, I am the new overnight blogger and I appreciate both the positive comments and constructive criticisms.  I am still acclimating to how much or how little to post.  I tend to get wordy and caught up in exactly what is said, which tends to slow me down and puts me behind.  On the other hand, I didn’t necessarily like the way I broke it down by room last night.  Second, I posted overnight on Saturday morning, Monday morning & this morning and each had it’s own issues.  Last night, half the house was asleep by 10:15BBT and the other half was engaged in incredibly dull chit-chat, except when Paulie told Corey & Nicole to be careful with Paul.  There was no real game play conversation except that.  All that being said, I ask a little more indulgence while I find that happy medium that satisfies as many folks as possible.  I’ll get better, I promise!



I think it’s going to be another exciting night in BB land!  As of now, Vic, Paul, & Michelle are in the Safari room.  The rest of the crew is crashed in the London room…or at least they were!  BIG Corey/Nicole convo going on now….let me listen and then I’ll share!  I’ve shared and it’s quite a bit.



Check out the P&P 2.0 convo highlights that start around 3:30 a.m.  Some very interestng stuff there.


  • 9:00 p.m. –
    • Safari room – Vic, Paul & Michelle
    • London room – Paulie, James, Nat, Corey & Nicole
  • 9:28 p.m. –
    • Safari room – Vic, Paul & Michelle
    • London room – Paulie, James, Nat, Corey & Nicole all sleeping until Corey & Nicole suddenly get up and leave the room
    • Tokyo room – (Note:  Be aware that Nicole comes out of the room without her mic and you can hardly hear her unless she is right by Corey…WARNING:  Turn your sound down when Nicole goes to find her mic in the London room because it is in the covers and she flaps them to find it; it is VERY loud)
      • This is fairly long but it has a lot of interesting info and if you aren’t actually watching the feeds, maybe you want to see something like this sometimes.  I won’t do it often.  “He” in the following exchange is James, except where indicated by italics.  Italics = Paulie
      • Nicole – (after finding mic) He always does that when he talks on accident but there’s real truth to it like when he did that today he did it to Tiffany
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      • Corey – I wonder why though
      • Nicole – Because they would want you to go. There’s so many reasons when I’m sitting here thinking about it. There’s so many plus you would get the care package
      • Corey – Paulie would get a care package
      • Nicole – No, he won’t
      • Corey – You don’t think so?
      • Nicole – Not with how he’s been acting.  I’m talking like literally I will freak out
      • Corey – I feel like there’s no way James would vote me out
      • Nicole – Really?
      • Corey – I don’t know
      • Nicole – That’s why he might have said “Well if you put Natalie up I’d understand, it’s a game.”  ’cause he’s gonna want me to understand.  And, strategically, it doesn’t make sense.  Paulie’s gonna win and come after all of them.
      • Corey – Yeah, or maybe he’s thinking Paulie would go straight after Vic, which I would, too.  Actually, no, Paulie would probably want to go after James, too, though.
      • Nicole – Yeah, he would.  He’s mad at James. Like why did Vic go to James that one night and then go to Paul? That was before veto.  They would be so unintelligent to get rid of you.
      • Corey – Yeah, I know.  I think we’re just paranoid.
      • Nicole – Okay
      • Corey – I don’t know.  We’ll talk to James.
      • Nicole – Yeah, we need to talk to people.  The way he just said there’s gonna be four have nots and only two haves if someone with a have wins HoH.  It’s like, okay, so you weren’t just including the whole house, you’re taking Corey out of the situation.  You asked where’s Corey’s cardboard cutout.  And you said the couple comment.  That’s three things in 24 hours.
      • Corey – Yeah.
      • Nicole – That’s three things.  I’m not reading into ’em.  They’re very…
      • Corey – Well, maybe Paulie’s trying to stick by my side for a reason, so I can’t go ask or something
      • Nicole – That’s true.  Have you talked to Michelle or anyone?
      • Corey – I haven’t even gotten a chance to talk to any of them.
      • Nicole – ’cause he won’t leave you alone
      • Corey – Right
      • Nicole – That’s what Frank did to Bridgette
      • Corey – It would be such a dumb move, like, strategically that’s stupid
      • Nicole – I need to drill into Michelle’s head that Paulie would get a care package, ’cause she asked me about that the day you guys were nominated and I was like, I wanted her to go up at that point so I thought she using that as strategy against the guys to be like, “well, I’ll get a care package”.  Now I’m gonna be like (to Michelle), “yeah, he was shouting out to his people last night to send him a care package if he stays, so, yeah
      • Corey – Yeah
      • Nicole – All Cody’s followers, Terry’s followers, Frankie’s followers.  I’m gonna have to start playing dirty.  You’re not leaving the house this week.  I’ll be so mad.  I will not be mad.  I will get this emotion that I’ve never felt before and I will freak out.
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      • Corey – I’ll try to talk to James.  Yeah, it’s very strange the comments he’s making.
      • Nicole – Three comments.  Like “I can’t believe you guys let the showmances get this far.  The outside world’s like you guys are idiots type thing”. I’m like why would you say that, especially when you have Natalie.
      • Corey – I don’t get it either.
      • Nicole – Unless Victor told him, he’s mad at me ’cause Victor told him that I confirmed that it came out of his mouth but my back was against the wall at that point
      • Corey – What came out of your mouth?
      • Nicole – Remember when Victor  was like “who said to backdoor me” and he already knew the situation.  So then I just confirmed that it was James that said B and then V, which he did. And he was threatening to put me up if I didn’t tell him and he said swear to God that I told him no new information, that he already knew all of it and he just wanted to make sure it was true.  So maybe he told James that and James is pissed at me.
  • 3:30 a.m. –
    • Safari room – Paulie & Paul chatting about the blueprint for life and how you get caught trying to satisfy that because it’s the expected instead of chasing your dream.  Paul saying that he was all set to go to law school but realized the dreams of his clothing company.  He explains the meaning behind his torso tattoo, which was also released as a t-shirt.  Paul describes another “live free” t-shirt that has a key and handcuffs and he explains that it is a decision you have to make whether you wish to use the key to break out of the box you’re in and live free.  Both the torso tattoo t-shirt and the live free t-shirt are pointing to the same thing – break out of the everyday box and live free.  (Okay, that’s what I got out of this part of the convo)  Paulie might have been trying to make it seem that he cared about what Paul was saying but it looked more like a combination of trying to figure out when to jump in and bring gameplay into it.
  • 3:50 a.m. –
    • This is the flip side of the convo between Nicole & Corey and might fill in some things.  I’m not going to do the same thing I did with their convo but hit the major bullet points.  Let me know which way you like best and I’ll focus on that way.  If you are going to watch the feeds to see the entire conversation, you might start about 3:45-cameras 3&4.  Paulie slips in at the very end of that explanation with a very clumsy segway.
      • Paulie jumps in with both feet, saying he’s always been interested in clothing and that he will help out (if he wins?) that regardless of gameplay, he was closest to Paul & Corey.  Paul agrees.  Paulie says he’s friends with everybody but that outside the house, it would be those two.  He says in this situation, he knows Paul has to be upstairs and hang around with Vic (does Paulie really believe what he’s saying to Paul or is this just him trying to convince Paul to believe it?)
      • Paulie is putting forth the only reason this week has been so hard for him & he’s been campaigning to stay is that if he goes to the jury house this week, he will be without Paul & Corey.  (Seriously?)
      • He’s saying it’s a game and shit happens and Paul comes back with “bra, I wouldn’t be sitting here with you right now if I was a butt-heard betty” (wtf does that mean?)
      • Paulie say his game got blown up, not because he was lying but because he had two sides within his own alliance, that both Paul and Corey knew he wanted it to go a certain way.  He considered the other two “outskirts” they could use.
      • He says he’s been thinking about who is going to be able to beat Vic.  He tells Paul that he can’t show his hand and take that shot because if he misses, he becomes the next target.  He things people might keep him because he would remain a target for Vic.
      • Paulie says he’s just thinking out loud, not campaigning.  He says he knows why Michelle is always hanging around Vic (I do, too, and as much as she wanted to say she never wanted romance with him in an earlier conversation, that’s a lie.  She missed out on a showmance and that would be the pinnacle of the super fan experience for her.)  He says the reason Michelle is hanging around Vic is because he and Paul wanted that to happen.  Vic did that.
      • He says Paul is sitting in a good position because if Vic won out everything (comps), he would still take Paul to the end and Paulie would vote for him because of PP and would campaign as much as he could for him.  He’d say that Vic battled his way back but the money should go to Paul because he played the game.
      • He tells Paul that if he & Vic make it to the end, Paul should win because he’s the strategist.  He says if it was he and Paul, Paul would win because people liked him better.  He also said that Paul has made sure people go to the jury house happy while Paulie hasn’t cared.  He tells Paul that they had no idea of his involvement.  They looked to me for that.  He said that’s what happened in Cody’s season, Derrick had everyone thinking the blood was all on Cody’s hands.
      • Now he’s throwing Corey under the bus, saying that if Corey is final two, he might win because he hasn’t rubbed anyone the wrong way.
      • Paulie saying that they had a plan for final five and they were on track to do that and Paul says, “hands down, abosolutely”. (the strategist playing Paulie or does he really mean this?)
      • Paulie says people are still trying to figure out his “ride or die”.  People think Corey because they hooked up early but they don’t know about PP existed. His argument is that they still don’t know and Paulie could be like secret agent man for Paul.  He says that people would just think his wings are clipped because he has noone if Corey goes and Paul says, “makes sense”
      • Paulie says that if it makes sense, maybe tomorrow he will start talking to people.  (Like he hasn’t been talking to people since the nomination?)
      • He’s telling Paul that he would want to know if it was going to be 5-0, honestly.  If he would have Paul’s support and if not, he would go to the people he talked to and tell them it wasn’t worth it.
      • Paulie asks Paul if he is willing to do the PP thing again.  Paul says it’s up to Corey, that he has to do the work but he can’t commit without hurting himself.  Paulie says he’s not going to use Paul’s name in his conversations with others.
      • I doubt Paul is believing all this but there is a certain logic if nobody really knows about PP.  The secret agent man angle is interesting.  Honestly, I can’t remember if Paul told Vic about it.  This convo lasted a bit longer.  Check it out if you have the feeds because watching Paulie work is actually sort of impressive.  I wouldn’t hire him because I can recognize a bs artist pretty well, but I’m old and have seen some of the best, even dated them.
  • 4:40 a.m. – The children were nestled all snug in their bed, while hopes of a miracle danced in their heads (Paulie & Corey)
  • 5:00 a.m. – Cradled in the arms of Morpheus
  • 5:30 a.m. – Sleeping like a big baby
  • 6:00 a.m. – Sleeping beauties

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    Gerardo (2785 comments)

    Pamela, I think the vast majority of us just really appreciate your willingness to step up and take over this job. Trust me, we know doing these overnight blogs must be tough (I know I would be terrible at it), so don’t feel any pressure at all. I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs so far and I know they are just going to continue getting better and better!

  2. Kari

    Don’t be so hard on yourself, you just do whatever you want to do that you’re comfortable with and you enjoy doing. Just have fun with this!! 🙂

  3. Jannie

    Don’t worry abou any criticism. You’re doing a great job.
    Geez, this place keeps me updated and watches the feeds for me so I don’t have to look at those morons- thank you!
    If they don’t like your style they are welcome to go somewhere else.

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    Jaclynpeachen (15 comments)

    You’re doing great. Thanks for keeping me updated. Who is complaining???

  5. caRyn

    Much love to you. You are very much appreciated. Thank you so much for all you do.

  6. Quwana

    you are doing a great job…don’t worry about the negativity some people are never satisfied and did they even volunteer to do the updates??? If not then all you should say to them is “BYE FELICIA” and keep updating us on the goodies from the show….we appreciate the time and you so please continue doing what you do and ignore the haters….Thanking you for keeping us in the loop.

  7. Colby

    You are doing just fine. We all appreciate you stepping up to help Steve out while he is on vacation and are happy with any updates you can provide.
    I think the comments were not at all a criticism of your writing, but more just questions about the hours covered (since they often tend to stay up all night long).
    And you are right. They did go to bed early last night. In part due to the alcohol served at the party, but I think they were also probably trying to avoid having to deal with Paulie. Can’t say that I blame them. LOL

  8. NKogNeeTow

    Pamela, I know the feeling of being long winded…lol. I call it being “detail oriented”. Last year Steve didn’t have any help and I didn’t get the feeds. Since a lot of people didn’t get POP and Steve couldn’t stay up 24/7, I taped BBAD then went through it frame by frame and reported the entire program. I got flack from some people complaining that my post were to long (they were), then some others were appreciative because they couldn’t get BBAD. This year Steve got together a great team to help him. I still sometimes comment on a lot of stuff that goes on on BBAD and I’ve only had the feeds since Sunday, but old habits die hard for me :-). You’re new but still MORE professional than I’ll ever be. Mine was just one long outrageous post..lol. You just started and you’re doing just fine. You’ll get the hang of the timeline. Just keep doing what you’re doing (which is just fine, BTW). Steve is fantastic at what he does and I’m sure he wouldn’t have tapped you for this position if he didn’t think you could handle it. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that we appreciate every update we get. I made a comment to your update yesterday, but it wasn’t a critisizm (sp), was only to clear up the Paul/Paulie names. You keep blogging, we’ll keep reading 🙂


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    Thanks Pamela! I think youre a great blogger! I just crave overnight BB 🙂 i will absolutely keep reading, thanks for listening to us! I do appreciate you taking the time to update us.

  10. NKogNeeTow

    TGF just cornered Paul and told him that he just wants to stay 1 more week “for my sanity”. Paul asked him “Do you think it’s fair just to send Corey home just for your sanity?”. He had no answer. HA!

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  12. NKogNeeTow

    Michelle comes in and starts asking Paul what kind of makeup he likes on girls. That puts an end to THAT convo. TGF looks a bit defeated so he goes to check cookies. Cookies are probably in the same condition as his azz…. toast!

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      LMAO!!! Didn’t that idiot say he wasn’t going to campaign to stay?

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        Morgan (86 comments)

        I think everyone could see right through that act from a mile away. He just wanted to appear like the “good guy” and the “hero” so people might feel bad and keep him. When that didn’t immediately work, he went straight to campaigning for Vic to put up someone else next to him because he felt that gave him a better chance. Then that didn’t work, so he tried stealing the veto. THAT didn’t work, so now he’s actually campaigning against Corey as a last ditch effort.

  13. NKogNeeTow

    Somebody wake up Trudy! Ratty and Bambi are kissing!

  14. NKogNeeTow

    OMG…Michelle, Paul, Ratty, Bambi and TGF sitting around talking. Michelle is telling them that when she leaves the show she is going to put all of their #s in her phone and using emojis in place of their names. She told Ratty that she using a snake for her name. Ratty got pissed, left and went to bed. Mich said “I hope she didn’t get mad”. Bambi said “No, I’m sure she’s not mad” (talk about clueless). Then Paul chimes in “Nah, we call her a snake all the time”. RROOFFLL!

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      I thought Paulie wanted to stay 1 more week for money for aunt-grandma, now it’s for his sanity? That nutcase corners any & everybody that he can & starts that begging crap with a different reason for wanting to stay making himself look more stupid every time.

      • caRyn

        It is all about the money for Paulie. I don’t think there is anything he wouldn’t do. I don’t think he really cares what people think about him. He will walk out of the BB house and say it was a game. So be it.

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    Lisa B (1 comments)

    I’m sick of watching Natalie act lick shes so much better than Nicole. Everything Nicole does or says is wrong but Natalie is doing the same thing. Its ok for her and James to do things and hide it but Nicole is just not hiding it. She talks about Nicole playing the game hard like she is not. She want everyone to feel sorry for her and whines all the time making James feel sorry for her. If it wasn’t for James she probably would not be there still. She has a double standard when it comes to the other females in the house and its ok for her to talk about them but they better not talk about her. Maybe Nicole should be a little more discreet but at least shes not fake. The only deals shes making is the same deals the rest of them are making. Victor and Paul think they have this win sown up and everyone better wake up because they are giving the money away. Meech is floating and now they are going to use her. Not really liking the way everyone is acting so stupid and giving this money away.

  16. danmtruth

    TGF is campaigning big time and just like ALL politicians he is lining to everyone! Yes he is now asking for his sanity or the integrity for the game Best yet it helps that person more than others . He now is just saying he will be a mercenary to take stronger players out for them .Mostly he is talking about Vic & Corey . Reminding everyone what comp beast they are and HE is the only one who can take them out . Pitching to James that the next comp might be the wall hang so he would stay up till Vic is off than let him win HoH . Does he think anyone is buying let me be safe this week than i will quietly go to jury house next week ? ? Has he not notice people are comparing conversation now He is telling James to use him as a shield and a tool to take down Vic Has he forgotten that James strong suit is endurance comps? ? He keeps saying how he thru comps
    Nichole is doing every thing to show Corey that his man crush is campaigning HARD to get him evicted . As Pamela pointed out Nichole reminding Corey how Frank would not let people have a chance to talk to others Do we see a house meeting coming soon to remind everyone that Paulie should stay target one

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    g8trgrl4life (1016 comments)

    Pamela…you’re doing just fine. Especially with such little to work with right now. Keep on doing what you’re doing.

  18. Mel

    Random comments from last night (Not important ones- I read the updates above for that- Thanks guys, you’re doing great!)

    *Meech to Paul/Vic- “I feel like we’re sitting ducks” Paul/Vic- start laughing and have to cover quickly as to why.
    *Meech to Paul/Vic- annoyed that Nicole always says Corey doesn’t deserve to go on the block
    *Meech/Paul/ Vic- (all chiming in mimicking Nic- (they have her figured out) says easy to tell when Nic/Cor lying, they always say “whaaattt? Oh my gosshhhh” they say tired of hearing stuff like “he’s the greatest boy, he made coffee” and when cory takes off his sock “that’s sooooo cuuute” ( I guess in person is as bad as on tv)
    *Nicole to Cory- shes annoyed that James says he’s from Texas since he’s from SC then asks if SC is by Texas, she says James is not “americas guy sweetheart” on the show, says she knows that cory is being seen as that guy. Cory says he can’t imagine James would ever want to vote him out.
    *Paulie to Meech- says NY and Cali love Frankie. Meech says that bb fans hate him. He says that besides chill town, Hitmen is know as greatest alliance ever. She asks where and how this had been assessed. He say “cbs poll” Paulie vents about feminism some. She asks him how he dealt with sequester because of his issues. (I assume she’s making fun of claustrophobia claim)
    *Paulie says Cody was offered to come back on bb but Cody’s agent said he could be reality star OR actor. He chose actor so Paulie took Cody’s spot on show.
    *Meech thinks Nicole is mad because while discussing what emoji to give everyine, she chose a snake for Nicole. Nicole left the room right after.

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    sunshine (25 comments)

    As for me the more details you give the better. The fact that you would watch the feeds and then take the time to write down the interesting stuff is why I turn to this blog first. Jokers is just as boring as the contestants are, let’s face it they are dull to read most of the time.

    So thanks for giving us all the fun or interesting stuff, you are a boon to mankind (or at least the BB fans).

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    ingodog (123 comments)

    Just read on the big brother Facebook page, cbs was asking if Paule won the rt would people be happy. Most everyone were saying no, but I bet they never rigged it so he does. Maybe, I buying into the conspiracy theories but I just read they really want him back.

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    pkcable (132 comments)

    I hate when it gets predictable and THAT seems to be where we are heading. Paulie, then Corey, then Nicole, then Michelle. THEN maybe we start playing Big Brother again? Unless there’s a twist, fingers crossed! 🙂

  22. Shivani33

    One ironic possibility coming with the Co-HoH: what if Corey wins HoH and his head of household counterpart nominates Nicole? Or the reverse happens, Nicole wins HoH, and Corey is nominated by her co-HoH? Imagining the explosiveness! After all, these two are the favorites for being nominated after Paulie hits the door. Another potential scenario has Romeo and Julie as the two who are nominated, and , given the odds, this really could be what happens next.

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    @Shivani33, what if Nicole wins HOH & Corey gets the care package? That is a horrible thought right there. There are all kinds of what ifs that are ddriving me nuts.

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    Did anybody wake Trudy up yet to tell her that her sweet little angel Ratcole & Bambi were kissing???

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    Aaaww guys, James has lines that make you want to just hug & squeeze him & never let him go. Get this….
    Nat: are you mad at me for being so negative lately?
    James: no, if I can’t handle you at your worst, I don’t deserve you at your best.

    Damn he’s good.

  26. Shivani33

    Remember Cris Crocker? ” Leave Britney alooonnne!” The Nicole novelette responses here often remind me of him, and there’s something pricelessly enjoyable about the comic touch which it adds to the comments. Uh one, uh two and uh three: leave Nicole alooonnne!!! And leave Borey alooonnne, tooooo!

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  28. Mel

    Cory is doing way better than yesterday in ACP prediction polls! ( I just made it sound like they’re running for president – I may take this crap too seriously. Ha)
    Michelle and Vic are pretty close to each other. Corey’s next and Paul has dropped quite a bit. Corey is not that far behind Michelle and Vic anymore. Several popular BB sites have finally realized that splitting the votes is going to give it to Corey. Most of them are going all in for Vic now since he seems to be ahead of Paul and because Paul can play in the hoh. Hopefully Vic will rise with TV viewers after Wednesday show because he should play a much larger role than Michelle in what they air. Even if Paul’s your man, he can’t win Soviet getting it is the next best thing.
    It may seem like a silly resource to go by for voting, which I usually ignore but they’ve nailed the first 3 so I’m going with the odds that they’re going to predict to this one correctly too.
    The last thing we need is Nicole getting hoh, Corey gets the ACP, and Paulie comes back in the damn house with the RT. I may have to go see Polly’s psychiatrist if that happens.
    That’s my sales pitch…

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    Did yall see Paulie in the kitchen bare ass naked cooking his pies? All his nasty ass had on was an apron. I’m so ready for his crazy ass to go & go for good. It would be a cold day in hell before I’d eat anything he cooked because he’s gone completely off his rocker. Treating Z like trash, goosing Z without protection while she has a yeast infection, Pissing in the hot tub, cussing Nat & Meech out, lying about his aunt-grandma, refusing to follow rules, walking around butt ass naked, making up having claustrophobia. What’s next you psycho???

    • Shivani33

      Honorable mention goes to Polly’s blowing out the contents of his nose into a kleenex and tossing his snot wad on the BR floor. He throws his used dental floss on the floor, too. It isn’t a good idea for me to snack when pig-boy is on camera.

      • Mel

        He did it in the bathroom too yesterday and then complained shortly after to Vic about how dirty the house was. Have you guys seen the banana peel that is literally stuck tool wall? I don’t remember which room but they showed it today. Makes it even worse that they complain about being bored all the time . pick up at F*****g broom if you want something to do! Vic cleans all the time but I think he’s outnumbered.

    • caRyn

      Pauline Crocker said that was how he cooked for his ex.

      Intelligence is like underwear. It is important that you have it, butt not necessary that you show it off.

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    Angel (35 comments)

    @Pamela thx for stepping in, you’re obviously a strong academic writer but if you are truly invested in your blog work then you know critique and criticism is your best friend verses constant praise. With that said, you have your own style but study Amy’s fomart a little closer. She is really proficient at pulling out the meat in the dialogues and focusing less on verbatim. Thanks again

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    Sammie (91 comments)

    Still think it’s the HG best interest to keep Paulie and get rid of Corey. I don’t see why they would do anything different.

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    Texas Star (12 comments)

    Pamela, you have a great writing style, and you did an excellent job. Thank you for watching all this.

    I don’t know about y’all, but whenever Nicole gets to whining about how much she doesn’t want Michelle to win America’s care package (in a couple different threads, in this one it was Paulie and/or Victor, I think) it just reminds me to vote for Michelle. So, thanks, Nicole; I managed to vote almost every day this week. Otherwise I would probably completely forget.

  33. monkicorn

    Thank you so much for keeping us up to date on whats going on, you are doing a kick ass job!

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