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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

After The Quake

11:40am BBT

The HGs feel a rumble...
Keesha: Guys that scared me!
Dan: Was that an earthquake?


Libra: Oh my..

    ***Earthquake!! Even the fishies were shaking.

    Turning on the news, it's all over CNN... Initial reports state it was a 5.8 quake, felt from L.A. down to SD., with the epicenter in Chino Hills - just east of Los Angeles. The shaking lasted from 5-20 seconds.

11:50am BBT
Feeds are back...
The HGs are still shaken. They say the walls were shaking pretty bad. Since they're living inside a set, not a real house, this isn't at all surprising.

Jerry: I think that just took a year off my life.

They're guessing at the magnitude.

Libra: I never thought I'd experience an earthquake..
April: Me either
Libra: That's something else we've never done..
April: Not something I wanted to experience.
Libra: Oh of course.

April: I'm just worried about our families. If this goes across the nation. "LA had an earthquake" My sister will be like "OH MY GOD"..
Keesha: I'm just worried my family is here going threw it.

Ollie: I thought something like that was normal for out here.
Keesha: No, No..that's not normal..that was hard..I've never experienced something like that in 4 years..It was a big one.

12:10pm BBT
Angie & Dan in kitchen

Angie: Don't be scared Dan..
Dan: I'm very scared..

12:15pm BBT
Renny, Michelle, April, Keesha, Ollie, Angie

HG's are still talking about the earthquake. They wonder if the quake was big enough to make National news. Jessie and Memphis join. HG's keep talking about the walls shaking. They want their families to know they are ok.

For those who would like to see some screencaps of the earthquake, they're up now on DishCaps

The good news just keeps on coming! TRD's got a new blog and new creations up on TRD-BBDishin'. Go check it out!

12:38pm BBT
Dan, Renny Ollie

Dan, Renny and Ollie are not letting the earthquake stop them. Dan is giving Renny and Ollie swimming lessons. Very cute! Dan is very gentle with them.

They are really getting the hang of it. Dan is great! He's using a very soothing encouraging voice. Lot's of "good jobs"...

1:01pm BBT
Angie, Jessie, Michelle, Memphis

Angie: I wonder if our bags are in storage..wanna go pack?
Jessie: *Sigh* No, not right now.
Angie: *Laughs* I'll be drinking a beer tomorrow night.

We can hear a lot of sirens outside.

Angie: Let's make Renny something for her birthday.
Michelle: I wanna make her a margarita party.
Memphis: What are we gonna do make her something out of shoestrings?
Michelle: I asked DR for a margarita party.

1:14pm BBT

Renny and Ollie are dancing. Ollie is teaching Renny dance moves.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Anaheim and that was pretty scary. I am 3 floors up so I am sure it shakes worse up here, but I am sure on a set they felt it pretty good too. Maybe this will give them something new to talk about :)

July 29, 2008 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger theZanyOne said...

IT's ok Dan. At least it wasn't a tornado!

July 29, 2008 at 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm working in Chino Hills and this building banged and shock for what felt like 5 minutes. The boxs around my desk starting falling. Man that was something else. My heart is still pounding. I'm in the epic center of the quake and it will rock and roll all day with the after shocks.

July 29, 2008 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Meredith S said...

here come that after shocks.....

July 29, 2008 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Tella said...

Posted this below, but it is more fitting here.

I was sitting here reading the Dish and all of a sudden my kitties started to freak and the whole building shook for about a minute and a half. One sits and wonders... is this the end of the beginning or the beginning of something bigger.

It's nevertheless a free ride, with no damage at this point. Still scary though. Oy. I was here for the big one in '94, and that wasn't fun. :-/

July 29, 2008 at 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldnt Even imagine, Being stuck in there, I mean we get a big storm here, and my family is calling me non-stop

But being in there, I know their family can check the live feeds but,It's not the same as to TALK to them and let them know your ok.


July 29, 2008 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Glad everyone's doin' ok!!

hugs to Tella, MeredithS and Anon in Chino!

I got ahold of my dad.. still trying for some other older relatives...

July 29, 2008 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The earthquake got me out of my seat, but it was kid's play compared to 1994.

July 29, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Anonymous Meredith S said...

They had us outside for 30 minutes while the building was being checked for gas leaks. It took me 20 minutes to get through on my cell phone. I want to go home....

July 29, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

CNN says water mains in downtown L.A. have ruptured to to the quake, which has now been downgraded to a 5.4

July 29, 2008 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems they were smart enough to go outside. Aftershocks can be bigger than the original quake.

July 29, 2008 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear sweet keesha

your VOICE.

is killing me today.

July 29, 2008 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok we all gave ideas on how to play tricks on the hgs and stir things up, but the earthquake was not what I had in mind. I'm just glad everyone is ok.

July 29, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Meredith S said...

Even thought this quake is consider a motrate quake some people i work with just called there wifes and they have damage to there homes.5.8 is not a big one but when your in the center of it it's bad.The land lines are still down out here in chino hills.

July 29, 2008 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poor ollie he has no fat to help him float

Sandy B.

July 29, 2008 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous lynneb88 said...

Dan is a good guy. I really hope he makes it to the end.

July 29, 2008 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, Is that Renny in a bikini? At 54? You go, girl!

July 29, 2008 at 12:48 PM  
Anonymous Meredith S said...

I really thought Dan was going to be the first one out the door. I didn't care for him in the begining but he seems to be a very gentle person who does not want to hurt anyones feelings.

July 29, 2008 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Julissa said...

5.4, that's nothin! LOL. I experienced the Northridge earthquake back in 94. Buildings falling, highways collapsing, you name it. I now live in the midwest and would prefer earthquakes over tornados any day.

July 29, 2008 at 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to express my opinions on Jerry. I would never ignore him and would always curb my language around him. (I have a pottymouth too) That is because I was raised that way. I grew up with a lot of grand and great grandparents and genuinely enjoyed their company.

But I don't like Jerry. For a lot of the same reasons people don't like Michelle, Libra, Jessie, etc. He has a foul mouth. He has been rude, disrespectful and a bully. He has used the marine motto all the while not living up to any of the principals of the marines.

Due to my upbringing, I would treat him with respect, but I don't think I could go out of my way to be warm and friendly. My father and grandfather dealt with many an arsehole throughout their lives and had far too much class to act like Jerry has acted.

If I were his wife, daughter or granddaughter I would be cringing with embarrassment right now.

July 29, 2008 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger DOM'S MOM said...

Glad everyone is ok. Hope all of your friends and family are too. I'm in Chicago, can't even imagine an earthquake. Dan is soo sweet , after his promos I never expected to be saying that about him. I absolutely love Renny, she just makes me smile.

July 29, 2008 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Pyke said...


"By the way, the earthquake was Angie's fault." LMAO!!!!!

--Yours truly!

July 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keesha and libra, I dont even listen to country But I know there is more than 1 black guy in the industry other than charlie pride :)


as for any others, Like I said :) I don't listen to country

July 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

It was downgraded to a 5.4 but it was scary, my house felt liek a cardboard box going back and forth..... I can only imagine how bad the Houseguests felt it living on a set.

July 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I agree. For a native Californian, this wasn't much. Unfortunately, it's all they'll be talking about on TV for the rest of the day.

July 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger **Lauren** said...

Is that Renny in the bikini? My goodness.. what a fantastic figure!

July 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Was it an earthquake or a sign that they are trying to vote out the wrong person this week (Angie)?

July 29, 2008 at 12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That pretty much covers it.

July 29, 2008 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger theZanyOne said...

Dan is a sweetie. I love the swim teacher thing he's doing.

We have tornados and earthquakes here in MO. I'd alos rather have the earthquake.

Anon re Renny: I know! I would love to have Renny's body NOW! Awesome. When she's all dolled up, she could give any of those girls a run for their money.

July 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM  
Anonymous meredith s said...

This 5.4 earth quake damaged the tar mac's at LA and Ontario airport. No earthquake is a laughing matter. I was in Rancho Cucamonga a few years ago when an earthquake hit and a neighbor was so affraid of quakes that she started to ran out of the house well she tripped and broke her neck.Earthquakes any size is not funny.

July 29, 2008 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Beth at 1:02pm - Can you please email me the link to the interview? dishchicks@yahoo.com

July 29, 2008 at 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of BB houseguests making fools of themselves on national TV, a man on the news here in LA just said a lady fainted after the earthquake and needed "smelling sauce."

July 29, 2008 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger MsFitz said...

I am sure all of you that experienced this today were pretty nervous. I am so glad nothing real serious happened from this & I hope all of you & your familes are all okay. I'm in TX so I have no idea what that must feel like. Glad all is well. I feel for the houseguests not getting information & not being able to talk to their familes. This is a time BB should give them news & assure them all is okay & their familes should be able to find out from CBS folks that all is okay too! Cuz for those of us who have not experienced something of this nature it could be frightening for the families. Truly I think Dan is a sweetheart. I love the pics of him showing them how to swim. Everyone in CA take care!

July 29, 2008 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger mike said...

aww theyre gonna make something for renny for her b-day!

July 29, 2008 at 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, the Drama.

July 29, 2008 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!! Wouldn't that be a hoot if the HG's thought the earthquake was "manufactured" by the powers-that-be at BB! Thats got be agravating not to know whats going on in the real world. I'm assuming that BB would let the HG's know that all is well.

PS......decided that Dan is on of my faves. Such a sweetie!

July 29, 2008 at 1:12 PM  
Anonymous charlie said...

ok ive only been watchin bb and reading this blog last season and this, but ive never read carolyn write spark up the feeds everyone;s making nice with each other. not once i tell u!

now i enjoy the tender moments of kindness and compassion that finds its way into the relationships here at bb, but i have to come clean I WANT THE DRAMA!!!!!

can we please have some conflct? people this is why for a week ive been pleading for jessie to stay. if he and barbaro go itll be not the best imo.

on the earthquakes, hope everyone is ok, ive been in 2 one in shanghai in the 80 it was a big one 6.8 freaked me the f*ck out the 2nd a small one when i lived in antigua, give me hurricanes and tornadoes that thw weather channe tells u is coming any day.

July 29, 2008 at 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember during either season 1 or 2?? 9/11 happened and they notified them because one of the ladies on the show had a relative who was in one of the towers..I'm sure they will again

July 29, 2008 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


omg i would totally pick ollie to be americas player since he hasnt done much

July 29, 2008 at 1:23 PM  
Anonymous scary bunnies said...

What's going on in the house today? Why are all of the "plastics" (a la "Mean Girls") dressed and made up like hookers?

I kind of like watching Keesha slather on the makeup, all the while wondering why the boys think Angie is such a "natural" beauty. Lol.

I was away for the long weekend, came back and feel like Keesha, April and Libra are still having the same conversation from last friday.


This season seems really sloooooow to me. I can't believe only 19 or so days and TWO hg's are gone.

July 29, 2008 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

I have only been following BB9 and 10, Is it true the HG's didn't know about 9/11?

July 29, 2008 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Jay, BB did tell the HG's about 9/11 for Season 2 because one of the HG's sisters worked in one of the towers, at least that is what I remember.

July 29, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Noni in NJ said...

I remember in 94 going out to California to visit friends a few days after the big quake. we couldn't cancel trip as had been set up for months.I had never experienced an earthquake before but had heard much from family and friends in L.A and San Fran area.
We arrived at LAX around midnight and headed directly to Ramada in Santa Monica.With time change it was about 5:00am EST by the time we hit bed. About 5:30 am Calif time I was violently awakened by noise and vibration. I must have been really out of it and not knowing what was happening I picked up the phone and screamed at front desk that they had a lot of nerve using jackhammers and doing construction at that hour. The desk clerk patiently explained to a still half asleep jet lagged me that I had just experienced an aftershock. My boyfriend slept right through it till I slugged him with a pillow. I was so embarrassed and he of course kidded me about it non stop the entire 3 weeks we were there as well as telling everybody about it. I brought the desk clerk a bottle of wine to apologize. I will never forget it, and still chuckle at the memory.

July 29, 2008 at 1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/11 was 9 days before the end of BB2, when they were down to 3 HG's - Will, Nicole, and Monica. Not only were they informed about the incident, Monica was told that her cousin was in one of the Twin Towers and was missing. Monica subsequently revealed that her cousin was presumed dead.

July 29, 2008 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Nelli J said...

Did I miss something??? Memphis said he was going to tear off Jerry's throat and s*** down his neck?? If that's true I don't even know what to say.

July 29, 2008 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Nelli J said...

scary: lol on the same convo thing, nice.

July 29, 2008 at 1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a question, Carolyn. Maybe it's dumb, but I am curious as to why TRD can make videos, but the blogs cannot. Anyone else wondering? Thanks!

July 29, 2008 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Lee - Unlike many BB youtubers, most of TRDs videos are heavily edited opinion pieces that last less than 60 seconds in duration. The longer ones are weekly recaps.

I spent about a week getting permission for him and I to post them here on bbdish.

July 29, 2008 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Seffie said...

I wondered how the BB house would do in an earthquake. Now we know...

I saw the swimming lessons on the feeds and thought at the time that Dan's teaching skills were really shining through!

July 29, 2008 at 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Carolyn, for the answer and for all your hard work!

July 29, 2008 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Moni said...

Well I hope everyone is OK. My son is in LA with his dad, and his dumb ass step mother would not let me talk to my son, saying he cries for no reason. He's 8 DUMMY!!

Anyway, I hope you are all OK.

My son is fine-he sent me a text message saying he thought the devil was coming to get his dad. OH, out of the mouths of babes!!

July 29, 2008 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

My girlfriend and I were sitting in a restrauent when it hit. We are very close to Chino Hills were it was centered. It seems like it went on forever. I have lived in Calif. all my life and you never get use to them because you have absolutely no warning whats so ever its coming. They are always very scary to me because you never know where they are centered at the time it hits and how bad it really is. The phone lines were all jammed for at least 30 minutes. Not a fun thing here in Southern California

July 29, 2008 at 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was waiting in my car outside Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys when the earth shaked and I thought my kid was jumping on my car but no one was there. No damage just a little shaking goin on. It was 7 miles deep down the earth's crest In Chino Hills at 5.8 magnitude per KFI radio! My daughter's school had a fire drill and they had to evacuate to the football field. She was a shook up about it. I honestly thought she waqs jumping on my bumper when I look I thought is this a paranormal state???? I'm glad no one got injuryed and the house guest got something to remember only in California!

July 29, 2008 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Pally said...

Perhaps some has already mentioned this, but, doesn't it seem like the cbs poll was for the HOH comp tonight? "Which house guest does America think_____"

August 28, 2008 at 1:33 PM  

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