Monday Morning in the Big Brother 11 House
Russell and Casey have been up for a little while now, talking game, having coffee and taking in the California sunshine.
Both agree that Ronnie is "the rat of the house" and has got to go soon.
Casey just told Russell, in confidence, that if he wins HoH, he may just put Natalie up. Russell says he's fine with that, actually, and he concurs that the Athletes are weaker with her than without her.
Russell: It's a game of statistics and probabilities.
Casey: I'm aimin' for the brains and the populars, and that includes Chima, 'cause i'm assuming she's stayin this week.
Russell: Imagine if she wins. She'll turn the whole house upside down...
Casey: She could decimate both of our teams...
Russell refers back to the Have/Have not comp, and tells Casey he knew they were going to win, because they had him.
Casey: If I were gone, they'd be decimated, and they'd be on slop.
Russell cracks up.
Ronnie's up. He was on the elliptical for a moment, but he's gone now. Casey's quietly smoking and thinking. Russell's in the restroom.
Russell returns to the backyard, asking Casey if Ronnie already swooped in with game talk.
BB: Good Morning, House Guests. It's time to get up for the day.... Attention house guests. There are fresh batteries in the storage room.
Russell begins his 1st training session of the day with a warm up jog around the backyard. Then he switches to a combo of sprints and pushups...
Ronnie hops back on the elliptical.
The other HGs are ignoring BB and continue to sleep.
The difference in the intensity between the 2 workouts is enormous.
Lydia has arisen...
10:03am BBT - BB has had enough of slacker HGs. Fishies while they likely get wake up music.
Feeds are back for a minute. Ronnie's still on the elliptical and Russell's still cross training. Then more fishies...
Feeds are back and the lights are on throughout the house. Russell's still working out on F1, and chatting with Casey across the yard. Kevin has joined the men outside... sitting next to Casey on the couch.
Jordan & Michelle are getting ready in the bathroom. Someone's in the shower - either Laura or Chima... Ronnie's in the bathroom brushing his teeth.
Jordan joins the backyard crew for a moment, then returns to the kitchen.
Russell's stretching out.
Casey and Kevin have just begun their workout with walking...
Jeff's at the kitchen counter with Jordan, and Jessie has just come downstairs.
Still stretching, Russell offers a "Good job, Kev," as Kevin and Casey pass by.
Jordan: Go Kevin!!
Kevin: (huffing) Thanks, J.
Jordan's applying suntan lotion. It only looks like a breast self exam.
The Brain's are excited: they think today's their last day on slop.
Braden's up and in the kitchen with Laura & Russell. I'm waiting for him to talk some game and try to get himself some votes... Lydia's sitting at the table, quietly doing her nails.
Russell heads up to HoH to talk to Jessie and make sure they're still on the same page - ie, that Russell's still running things. Russell makes it known that he's totally cool with Braden, good guy, etc., but he wants him gone this week, because as a competitor, he has the potential to be much stronger than Chima.
Braden, Jeff, Jordan, Laura, Ronnie
Bathing Beauties Galore.
Braden, instead of campaigning for himself, is campaigning against Lydia's future with Jeff, who is already sold.
Ronnie's within earshot too. As are Jordan and Laura.
Spark em up!