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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Big Brother the Dish

We are nearing the end of yet another season of Big Brother. We laughed. We cried. We cheered. We booed. At times, we have wanted to kiss our monitors and others toss them out the window.

Every season, house guests touch our heart strings or enrage us with a fury like no other. We vote our fingers to the bone, and tune in three times a week to see how it plays out.

We spark up the feeds and watch with amazement at the fights, and shenanigans; we sigh at the romantic moments, or tear at the moments of humanity; or we sit at the edge of our seats through the endurance competitions.

We come together to celebrate, or commiserate. To rant and to postulate.

In the end.

It is a game. A television game generated for a television audience and expanded through the internet feeds.

The house guests are always cast to fulfill types, and they do with gusto. Sometimes, it's a hit. Sometimes, it's a miss. Sometimes, those we admire and root for, win. And sometimes, they don't.

But what always remains, is this wonderful online community that Carolyn put together. And through her hard work, dedication, expertise, fairness and warmth drew us to her.

Many have contributed to this blog over the years that I have been coming here. Reporter X, our sweet night time blogger. Stacey with her beautiful banners. Kim and Dawn with their amazing caps. C=Venus with her fantastically witty chops. Philip Allan with his stunning photography and ingenious videos.

Carolyn even managed to score some BB celebs to grace us with their inside scoop and insight. Chelsia from BB9 last year. Jun the winner of BB4. Even guest appearances from Will from BB5, and Steven from BB10.

When I stumbled into the Dish, I was a TV only. I needed a spoiler desperately, and I waded through some very unsavory places. And then I came here, and was immediately welcomed and accepted into the fold. That was at the beginning of season 9. I would come here daily and refresh my computer into oblivion to find out the latest in the house. I finally got the feeds, yet I came here to share the experience with the Dishy Alliance.

This year, I came in to pinch hit for Reporter X and give Carolyn a break. Truly, I only did about one tenth, if that, of what Carolyn does every single day and has done so for season after season. And let me tell you, it ain't easy.

Keeping up with these insane asylum inmates with their stealth whispering, their voiceless talking, their mile-a-minute dialogues and transcribing it with clarity and integrity is very hard to do. And if that wasn't enough, getting screen caps, and formatting them and adding them to the blog, often in the middle of some incredibly chaotic event can nearly take one over the edge of sanity. But that isn't all. Reading, moderating comments, responding, explaining, and greeting is an essential aspect of this type of blogging.

I didn't know half of the things Carolyn was subjected to there. Some of the comments have made Natalie seem like a candidate for sainthood. It is the omission of those comments that makes this place so incredibly fun and stimulating.

And speaking of comments. Then there are the commentators... All of you, that make this place so very special to be a part of. There are so very many of you, and I would love to give each of you a shout-out, but I don't want this to become an epic novel. :)

But I am compelled to name a few:

Gaytor - Whose incredibly witty and dirty humour tickles us to no end. I would have loved to be able to hang out all night with you, but I am unfortunately a wuss. :)

Blue - My wing man for a time until he left me for the college boys, hehehe, is so full of powerful energy it oozes out through every one of his comments and blogs. You are so sweet! :)

Jane - Our resident legal eagle and wing back psychologist whose wry sense of humour and insights that go right to the jugular makes us spit liquids all over the place if we read her comments unawares. You rock woman. You're my hero. But then you know it. :)

You three have been here since I got here and have always been people I would be honored to call "friend".

This year, more came forward and mostly kept me company in my nightly blogging with their comments and encouragement.

Syn - You are a fearless champion and a wonderful bannerist (I just made that word up! haha).
MsFitz - You're too Gucci for words.
WendyLady - You just crack me up. Every single time!
Michigan Man - You plodded through the night and provided us with invaluable insight on the feeds in real time and flash back. And you earned the nickname Mr. Flashback.

There are so many of you. Judy, Julie, Marci, Michelle, RubyRoo, Mo, Brother Mouzone, Red, Simply Sam, Rhonda, Rosaritoe, Nzinga, Pamela, Kscoot, Ry, Lisa, Illissa, Shamrock, Kent, Jamison, Grendon, Berdache, MnM, and Crisi to name a very few. And Noni, wherever you are! Hope you are well! :)

Please do not think that if I do not name you, I am overlooking you. I am simply running out of memory.... hehe.

And last but not least, Carolyn! Oh man! You are a fountain of intellect and generosity, of your time, your expertise, your humor, your insight and your light.

So, no matter how disappointed we might feel today. No matter how enraged at the turn of events in the BB house. It's a beautiful day every day in the Dishy House.

Thank you for letting me be a part of it. :)



Blogger NzingaB said...

Well said. You are truly a class act, Genie.

September 5, 2009 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Wow!! This is right on! I've been missing lately due to the kids going back to school, but I'm still here everyday reading everything!!

You wrote exactly what I feel for this site!! Love you all and Carolyn you're the best of the best!

September 5, 2009 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Marci said...

Genie, Genie, Genie! You are on the top of the list that makes the Dish so much fun!

Very well spoken lady! And I am truly glad you came here! ♥♥♥♥


September 5, 2009 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Syn928 said...

"The Bannerist" ... nice! Sounds like some kind of swanky new action movie bound to make millions at the box office!

Seriously though Genie, that was an amazing post and so thoughtful of you to say everything you did. It's so nice to have something to look forward to when the feeds get you down.

Let's give these ladies a break and try to keep the positive comments at a premium! They only deserve that and more!

Tomorrow is another day. And next summer is another season.

{{{{{{{BBDish HUGZ}}}}}}}

September 5, 2009 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Gerri said...

Genie Sea - I unfortunately am not a night person LOL but what I read before 10 pm and after 6 am when I get up and about (and I do hit THIS blog right after my e-mails) I enjoy SO much! You and Carolyn and all the contributors and commentors - I love you all! I do not feel slighted that my name isn't mentioned LOL. I am a newbie to the feeds this year and I've only ever watched 2 seasons of BB - last year and the 1st year. I too was looking for a place to find spoiler and someone to explain all the whisperings, mouthings (sign language anyone?) and you guys always hit it RIGHT ON THE MONEY!

Speaking of money - I went to hit up the tip jar and I'd like to send a check if possible. If I can do that either now or a bit later (I am fighting for disability) I want to for all the pleasure and laughter you bring me - seriously.

Being so involved I am a little bummed but don't think harsh words or making fun of someone's clothing, etc. is necessary. My idea of game play is being involved, devilry with a sense of humor and if you lie & sneak around don't swear on your mother, father, dog or guinea pig LOL!

Thanks so much Genie & Carolyn - you make my day!

September 5, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Kscooterfox said...

OMg! Genie! You brought tears to my eyes! It almost seems as if it's the end of the school year, and you have to give your speech at graduation......that always does it for me, bring on the tears!
Without you, there were many nights that we would have had to wait till the next day to hear what was going on and be able to comment on it. You were here for the good 'ole fights!
Thank you so much for being here for us, you are one sweetheart of a lady!

September 5, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger NinjaGirl said...

Bravo Genie,
You have spoken the words that so many of us are feeling. Thank You!!!

September 5, 2009 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger FL Girl said...

Nicely said. I want to thank all of you for allowing me to have a great time here on your blog. I am a constant reader and look forward to this site everyday. Thank you Carolyn and crew for all your hard work and thanks for bringing me joy.

September 5, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger SofaKingLost said...

Sofaking happy to have found this place! Add my Kudos to all! XXXOOO

September 5, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger (MnM)- Michelle said...

Here! here!


I found this place the exact same way as you described,I also never had the feeds,but after being here a few days I just had to peek,the rest is history!
I can't believe I watched BB all those other seasons without the dish or feeds!
I sure got more done at home lol..But boy was I missing out!

Thanks to both of you & the family here ♥


September 5, 2009 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Reneep. said...

I bow to the best! You stated what we all feel, hugs and hearts to you, Carolyn, and the rest of the family here. Rest well this weekend.

September 5, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Crisi said...

Genie, you actually made me a little weepy on that one.

I hate that this season has played out this way, but you are so right, this is just a game. No tellin' how I would be in these conditions for months on end. I know we love to judge (I do), but this is why I also love this show.

So many highs, so many lows, and being a part of the BBDish experience is honestly the best part.

This is my third year with you all and I do get a little depressed when it comes this time of the season. Who will I talk to all day, evening, night? Please, not those people who live in my house (kids, husband, dogs).

Love you all, and thanks again Carolyn, Genie and everyone here who makes this such a true joy. The show would never be the same without you.

September 5, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Ry said...

I made the list, oh yay, I made the list, oh yay, I made the list, oh yay, I made the list...and so on and so forth...(Yea, I kinda revert to a 10 year old when my name is mentioned in the blog, lol)

GENIE! I've been coming here since Season 9 as well and can remember you from early on as being one of the fellow Dishers that I've always seemed to agree with. You've also been one of the calmer minds to help me out when I got too emotional from this "game", lol.

As much as we could sit here and thank everyone, I would like to extend some thanks to Genie as well for all of the caps that she does for us here at the night. That and her very witty humor. Love ya Genie!

~ Ryan ~

September 5, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Kscooterfox said...

And for the dishers: MsFitz, Wendy, Julie, Michelle, GaYTOR, Blue, Syn and loads and loads more, in some of my darkest hours you were here for me and I thank you all so much for being my friends when I needed you most! Thank you so much for being kind and sweet! Can't wait for next season for all of us to be touch again! I love you all!!!

September 5, 2009 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger rosaritoe said...

snif snif
You made me tear up a little Genie.

You're right about the comments. I'm sure the ones left out are what makes it so nice to come here.

Where is Noni this season?

Thanks to all
but mostly to Carolyn

September 5, 2009 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Becky aka mom aka tata! said...

Genie that is very well spoken. Thank you for taking the time out of your life to do what you do for Carolyn and us. BBDish rocks because of the integrity its owner and cohorts! HUGE Hugs to you!!!

September 5, 2009 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger JacobsMom said...

Genie, that was excellent! I'm mostly a lurker, I only comment every once in a while. I think Carolyn and you are the greatest. I can't imagine what you guys go through to keep people like me who don't have the live feeds up to date. I was upset about the turn of events today durning the POV but you put it all in perspective for me.

September 5, 2009 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

I will comment more after I have dried my tears.

The Dish is the Best!

Thank you Genie,Carolyn and all!!

September 5, 2009 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Tallen said...

I think that BB season 11 has ended for me, except or unless something big happens, I cant stomach Nat, or Kev together they dont make good TV or reality I dont care for them..flat otu and therefore I cant support BB..until it comes to Americans vote for Michele

September 5, 2009 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger jane said...

Wow, what a shout out. I can't believe you wrote a whole blog about ME. LOL!

You rock girl!!!!!

And speaking of me, I think it's time to give some serious TIP JAR love.

You guys may or may not know this, but Carolyn has to forgo a real job (or let's say a paying job) in the summer for our beloved blog, and she counts on us almost as much as we count on her.

There is no better way to show your love than cash :-) But seriously, hit it!

September 5, 2009 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger (MnM)- Michelle said...

oh man,if that wasn't enough to make me tear up,one of my dogs just let one loose,that could end the war

*holds nose & types one handed*

September 5, 2009 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger someone said...

Thanks for all of the hard work..I tell everyone I know about this site..With all five of my kids and my husband being sick and my son's heart condition I don't always get to watch the feeds and I would be lost without this site. So thanks to all of you that make this a fun experience.

September 5, 2009 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger GaleLuvsBB11 said...

Awwwwwwwww what a sweet sweet lady u are even tho u didnt mention me lol!

I love this place and I come here soooooo many times a day, very first thing in the morning last place at nite. Together we have gotten through the ups and downs with such a nice athmosphere ( gosh I have seen other places and I walked out lots faster then I walked in! )

You will all stay in my prayers and hopefully next year we will meet here again!

(((((((((((( Genie Sea And Carolyn The Host With The Most ))))))))))))

September 5, 2009 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

Genie - I am honored. **sniff** I have enjoyed our late nights together & was happy we got better acquainted this year. Whenever you took notice of one of my comments & gave me positive feedback I always felt like I had gotten an "A" or that I had the privilege of being "Teacher's Pet".

You have done a terrific job & you were awesome to step up & help Carolyn the way you did. I remember the night you started helping & it truly amazed me how easy you made it look. You eased right in & many times I would have to look at the post to see if it was you or Carolyn at the helm. There were a couple of times I tried to transcribe after the blog had shut down & something exciting happened & it was then I realized how hard it is to do what you do. And, I am awed by your dedication to keeping us updated.

Thank you again for the shout out!

Even though things didn't go the way I had hoped on BB11 being with everyone here on this blog made it all "Gucci" for me!

I love my Carolyn!!! ♥♥♥♥♥
I love my Genie!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

September 5, 2009 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

♥♥ALL of you :)

Jane - Right on! :)

September 5, 2009 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Tallen said...

Genie that was put very eloquently.
I for was new to this site just this year, but yall made me feel welcome and warm all over, even when my filters didnt work and when Caro let me slip a few pat. I want to thank you both for what you do...its a great place to come and read comment rant and read others thoughts. MY hat is off to both of you lovely ladies

September 5, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Syn - YUP! :)

September 5, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

Kscooterfox -
Thank you. I'm glad I was able to make a difference. The love is returned to you ten-fold. We still have FB to keep up until next season!!

September 5, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Lisa M. said...

Oh, Genie, that was so sweet. See this is one of many reasons I am so happy to have found this wonderful blog. It is my first year with the Dishchicks and it has been quite a BB season! I have been to many differnet blogs and sites each year (I have been a BB watcher since the very first show) and this is the first eyar I have visited one site only everyday. I truly would have been lost without you all. I have found some truly wonderful people who I hope to see again next season as we start over with a whole new bunch of houseguests. It's so nice to know that no matter which HG you like or dislike, you are always welcome to your own opinion here. Nobody slams you because you might be a Natalie fan (Heaven forbid! lol)As we near the end of this crazy/wonderful season, I want to thank Carolyn, Genie and all the BB dishers out there for making me feel welcome here!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

September 5, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Sunny said...


That was extremely insightful. It was like taking the back lot tour of Universal Studios. Being able to see all the behind the scene activities. I came here a few years back myself, but stayed behind the curtain. This year I could no longer remain silent. I realized I wanted to "Laugh Out Loud" along with everyone else.

I have had the best time here and have never been made to feel like I didnt belong. No matter how far out of whack my opinions were or how behind I got in reading the posts or getting through the comment section. You all let me hang my "Home Sweet Home" plaque on the door.

As there is so much mentioned in your comment that we truly need to be thankful for, I cant help but add that Im also thankful for Carolyn's neighborhood Starbucks and probably a steady supply of Visine. lol

Thank You all for your dedication, Im truly grateful and your endless days and nights are appreciated.

Blessings to all my BBDish Family and Thank You

September 5, 2009 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Syn928 said...

LOL ... too funny.

We're going to have to have a Kool-Aid stand next year in the sidebar so we can all drink the Dish Kool-Aid and be one with each other.

Except for GaYToR ... we definitely don't need to be one with him. I'll see if I can figure out how to block that feature from him.

September 5, 2009 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

(MnM)- Michelle said

Every single night you make me laugh out loud with at least one or more of your comments!!!

September 5, 2009 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Syn - I can't believe you just gave Gaytor so much ammo! lmao!

September 5, 2009 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Ilissa said...

Goodness gracious! What a tear-jerker of a post! I love and appreciate you, and you, and well...ditto on the whole post!!

This site makes me crazy about BB, not the other way around. True story!
Take a break, ladies! A nice three-day weekend of a break!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

September 5, 2009 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

Gerri :)

Gale- Dayum! I'm sorry! :)

September 5, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger WendyLady33 said...

Holy catcrap i made the front page!!! :P

Genie you are a wonderful lady and i'm tickled i can make you laugh. This site gets better and better every year because more people come here and call it home - you truely make us feel welcomed :0)

September 5, 2009 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Syn928 said...

Genie, I blame it on you. You made me feel all gooey and mushy and I guess generous.

September 5, 2009 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Genie your story sounds like mine. I started with BB9 also. But I actually started with BBAD and then on to the shows. My friend had asked me if I saw the BBAD episode where they had that crazy makeout session (BB9). I watched the BBAD the following night and was lost to what was going on. So I googled Big Brother looking for a site to get some info from and found a article that had this site ranked #1 out of 100. I clicked on the link and have been hooked ever since. I've logged on to comment under several different names before making the decision to commit to a blogger account.
I talk about this site like its a friend and thats because thats what it feels like to me. I even got in trouble at work for trying to catch up from my cellphone.

September 5, 2009 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger deroberts said...

I'm just home from work. I was soooo hoping to click on POV spoiler and see "Michelle won POV" but was worried it would be Kevin. Dang it! Ok. I'm dealing with it. Thanks, Genie and, of course, Carolyn. You ladies are awesome.

September 5, 2009 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger dina a.k.a. KiKi said...

Genie, that was such a beautiful post. You and Carolyn never cease to amaze me with everything you do for all of us. I also have been a devoted BBDish reader since Season 9....I don't know what I would do without all of you wonderful people in our comfy & safe Dish community. This community saw me thru some of the worst times of my life....you kept me sane and laughing in spite of the pain. Thank you, thank you, thank you Carolyn, Genie and all fellow Dishers! I've only commented a handful of times, but when I'm here, I feel like I am home with friends. =)

September 5, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Nikoniko79 said...

Had to throw my two cents in. Thank you guys so much for this site. I started reading during BB All-Stars, I think I started commenting last year, and this year I started to feel like I was becoming part of the community. I can't go within 15 feet of my computer and not log on here to see what's happening in the house and on the message board. (To my detriment sometimes I think, but it's a summer thing!)

I wish they did two seasons per year because it always seems to go so fast, and my withdrawal symptoms last well into the fall.

You guys are DEFINITELY an integral part of my BB life... this site is in so many ways more important to me than the show itself. (Can I say that? I hope AG's crew isn't reading.)

Thank you thank you thank you!!!

And maybe sometime before the show stops airing someone I root for will actually make F2!!

September 5, 2009 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Marci said...

Carolyn ~ I'm not getting sappy with you yet, will save that for closer to the end.

BUT, I must say, you picked a real gem in Genie, to adorn your beautiful site!

September 5, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger KellyInCo said...

Genie- Very nicely done!
I have been here since season 8...I don't comment much cause I cant keep up! Plus, you say it so much better than I ever could! Kudos to you!! (and all the other bloggers mentioned!) All of you ROCK! Thanks Carolyn for making it all happen! As we all know, this site would be no different than the others if it wasn't for you! Carolyn is what makes this 'home' :) I'm sad the summer is coming to an end...I will miss you all!

September 5, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Nikoniko79 said...

P.S... because I started watching during BB Allstars, there are so many seasons that I've missed. Does anyone know how to get a hold of the somehow?

Only season 3 is available on netflix, (it's totally in my queue), but I'd love to find a way to watch all of the other seasons.. it will give me something to do this winter!


September 5, 2009 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Danyelle said...

Very well said Genie! All of you who help in any way with this site are AMAZING!! I wish I had more time to post and visit in the comment section, I've tried more this year, but I just have such a hard time keeping up with all the comments.. lol
I have been coming here since I think season 7, I can't remember, but it's been forever, and as far as I'm concerned, there is not a better blog/spoiler BB site out there.
You are all so very appreciated for everything you do!!
*hugs all around*

September 5, 2009 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger WendyLady33 said...

♫ We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up ev'rybody and sing ♫

September 5, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

You are all so sweet! Thank you :)

September 5, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger With It said...

So nicely put. Thank you for reminding us of why we're all here. :)

I've been reading the dish since Season 8 (if that's the one with Evel Dick) but this is the first year I've commented. Guess I was too shy... Thank you everyone for making me feel welcome! :)

September 5, 2009 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger WendyLady33 said...

Nikon - there is a guy on youtube who has them all - sorry i can't remember his name.

September 5, 2009 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger (MnM)- Michelle said...

awwww MsFitz!

I'm glad :D

I worry I am just annoying,which I am,but you know what I mean lol

September 5, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Judy in NJ said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, Genie Genie Genie,

What a beautiful ending to a timultuous day!!

I stepped away to watch a little tv with the man who gave me my twistie last night...

Had to check in before retiring for the day....

Such a beautiful Post!!! Thanks for taking the time to write it. It puts everything into perspective...

I have totally enjoyed this season with you all and look forward to watching it play out to the end

Carolyn, thanks for being here and for finding Genie to be your assistant. What a wise and wonderful choice!!

All you amazing bloggers........ YOU ALL ROCK!!

September 5, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Syn928 said...

Nikon and Wendylady - I believe it's Quirkydude on YouTube. Same guy that posts the clips on the cbs site.

I can't verify here at work because they blocked youtube. Who woulda thunk it? They actually expect me to work.

September 5, 2009 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger haoleangel said...

thx, genie and all. i don't know anyone personally who is a bb freak (except for myself), so this is good therapy. =D

September 5, 2009 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Nikoniko79 said...

Nice Wendy, I just found it. Thank you! I hate watching shows on youtube cause of the quality, but when given no other option I'll take what I can get. Now I just have to try and hold off until this season is over.
Thanks again

September 5, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Nikon search Quirky Dude youtube for all the seasons.

September 5, 2009 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger chachi said...

I am standing up and applauding you. Genie you really did a great job bringing me back to why I watch BB and to remember it IS just a game. I am one of those that watch TV, have the live feeds, and come here at least 25 times a day to possibly find something that I might have missed. (Does it sound like I will be having BB withdrawals when this season is over? lol) I have a whole new appreciation for Carolyn, you, and all of the other dishers. Thank you for all that you do to make this the great site that it is. Carolyn you are awesome.

September 5, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger KellyInCo said...

LMAO @ Wendy Lady
singing "We are Family!"

September 5, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger WendyLady33 said...

Well peeps i think its that time of night :0)

Babe just came on and i think i need to watch it and smile.

"That'll do, pig."

Have a good evening everyone and a beautiful day tomorrow. I will be going on a road trip to see my Mommy so i wont be back til late.

See ya all Monday morning!!

September 5, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger MoNYC said...

Awwww, what a great sum-up, Genie! I feel like you're the insightful camp counselor who's made the closing words at the end of another great summer at Camp Dishchicks.

Thank you Dishchicks for that you've done and continue to do! You've really made this a home (of sorts).


September 5, 2009 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Genie Sea said...

It's time for this dishchick to head off to bed! :) Sweet dreams when you get there and see you all for the Viewing Party tomorrow night :)


September 5, 2009 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Syn928 said...

G'night everyone! Sweet dreams!

September 5, 2009 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Michelle in Indiana said...

Night Genie!

Night Carolyn! (if you are still here)

Night Dishers!

September 5, 2009 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Very nicely written. All of it is very true. Thank you dishers for all you do!!!

September 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger *^*^*MsFitz*^*^*^ said...

Good night, Genie!

Have a "Gucci" night!!!


September 5, 2009 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger NzingaB said...

See you all tomorrow. It shall be bittersweet.

September 5, 2009 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger PrincessPenguin said...

Well said Genie! And we all love you too, so don't leave yourself out! Thanks for the pick-me-up that I'm sure most of us needed after this afternoon's news. I promise I'll be back to the dish next season as ya'll have had me hooked since BB8! TO THE DISH AND NEXT SEASON OF BB! :)

September 5, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

What a night. Went to work with happy thoughts. Checked in and saw the Pawn had won POV :( Then a few hours later some drunk women called me a jack*ss because I wouldn't play her request. Never try to explain to a drunk person what a pre-recorded show is.

Genie what a wonderful tribute to Carolyn. Thank you for including me. I have loved every minute I am here.

Even though my favorite might be going away I won't stop watching or commenting. I am very happy about flashback this year :)

I sit here now watching Michele play solitaire and it makes me smile. I wish only the best for her. Plus, it's not Tuesday yet ;)

September 5, 2009 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger KittyKat said...

Genie your words were very kind, right on and very well spoken....this is the reason I have been coming to the Dish since Season 9 - and it made me laugh when you said you would hit refresh over and over just to see if there was any kind of update - something, anything - because that is so me too
:-) I thought I was the only one doing that and afraid to admit it (yes I am addicted to BB).
Thanks so much for your words of kindness.

To Carolyn and the rest of you - all of you made my summer.....I was ill this past summer and you kept me company (even though I never posted) while my husband was away at work and late at night (when I couldn't sleep) - I can't even imagine what my summer would have been like if I didn't have the Dish and the live feeds - it would have been boring - so a Big Thank You to all of you for keeping me sane while I was recovering.
I have a cat and she would hang with me....I would have my laptop on the bed, she would sleep on a pillow next to me and this is too funny - but when Jeff was on the live feeds - she would just stare and stare at the screen - I think she loved him too :-)

I can't believe that this season is coming to an end and I can't wait until next year :-)

Rosaritoe: Thanks so much about the comment about my husband - he is a keeper - he has a lot of patience with me over the summers - he knew when he married me that BB was part of my life during the summer ;-)

Have a nice evening all and sleep tight

September 5, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger jane said...

I'll have to repost this tomorrow, but I don't want to forget!

Holy crap guys, where the hell have we been? Natalie does NOT HAVE A BOYFRIEND. In this pre show interview she says they broke up 8 months ago. Have been spending some time together, but have no reconciled. Uh, not exactly proposal material. DOH!


September 5, 2009 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Rubyrooo said...



Have I told you, "I love you!"

Girl that was so brilliantly worded and soooo TRUE!

I have not read a single comment posted yet, but I am sure many of us Dishers have the same sentiments!

I love this place and I feel blessed everyday that my life crossed paths with Carolyn's. Not just Carolyn's but every AMAZING person who contributes to this place feeling like HOME! That includes you Dawlin!!!! Thank for all you have done!

I love this Game! Not nearly as much as I love BBDISH! Carolyn and every other wonderful person who has posted updates for us! YOU

I think I am babbling! All you bloggers, new and old, I share in your disappointment, but I still love the game and even more I LOVE BBDISH!!!!

September 5, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger RhondaM said...

Wow! I am teary eyed! Well said.

I am truly grateful for all you have done, put up with, and most importantly for how you made all of us feel. This place has only grown stronger with each season, and there is always something new and fun to keep us entertained. Even if we are too busy to be involved all the time, we still feel welcomed and loved.

Love to all,

September 5, 2009 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Gata said...

::no words, just stands and claps to the ladies of BBDish and to the mad capped bloggers::
Thank you all for making my summer better watching BB, you all are my outside of my house is close to being house bound for medical reasons and only trips out are to the docs, so thanks again ladies!!

September 5, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger samsmama2 said...

What a beautiful way to put it! I "found" this wondeful place season 8 and its my #1 place for all the good stuff, thanks for helping Carolyn make it the best BB site on the internet!!

September 5, 2009 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

Guess I missed the party, not the first time :)

After this day I can't believe they are doing the fashion show but this is pretty cool. Michele looks amazing, super hot as rocker chick. Jordan is seriously cute in her hot for teacher outfit. Nat and Kev are being nice, super nice. I think I'm in the twilight zone.

Funny as heck too. This is flashback gold people.

Where the heck was this Kevin all game? His hosting is hilarious.

September 5, 2009 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger gigglechick said...

**standing ovation***

thanks to Carolyn, Genie and all y'all for rocking another season of this house! these PEOPLE!


September 5, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

During all this Natalie gives Kevin really bad fashion advice. She tries to be nice but her true nature comes shining through. For some reason he is supposed to be straight during this thing. We are talking models right. Not judging, just saying lol

September 5, 2009 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

OMG this is funny. The end of the fashion show was hilarious. Natalie wins and Michele yells this was rigged. They all laugh.

Now we are on to the symbolic burning of clothes. Natalie wanted them to each pick three items of each person. Kevin says they should nominate one piece of clothing. Jordan "you mean put them in the green chairs?" LOL

September 5, 2009 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

And people thought that BBAD wouldn't be worth watching tonight. This whole bit is way up on the fun scale.

September 5, 2009 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

Dinner conversation tonight is past HGs and finale night. Natalie is sure to get in a few stones. Nat said she asked to to say goodbye when Chima left and AG told her she would see her in four weeks. Natalie is thinking finale. Kevin doesn't think she will be there. Kevin said "you can get your own plane ticket and go see the b*tch" Natalie was very offended.

September 5, 2009 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

ROFLAO Tonight we have more tampon talk and the pee hole, sex hole, and butt hole all get a mention. Kevin says "wait there are two holes?" in regard to pee hole and sex hole. Jordan "we have lots of holes" much laughter.

Jordan brings up brothels and sex workers then we move on to the Catch a Predator show.

Jordan keeps telling stories and prefaces them by saying I probably shouldn't tell this, lol we get fish.

Of course now we are onto porn. Kevin is saying that most guys look at porn and Natalie says no her man doesn't do that. Natalie is in deep denial about this.

On to Jordan's boobs then Laura's.

Okay it's all sex talk night. Again. Kevin is getting a serious education on the female body.

September 5, 2009 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger HanHaysMom said...

Bravo Genie Bravo!! I couldn't have been said any better! You have been a great addition I'm sure to Carolyn's peeps! What is found here is not only the 411 for BB but, friends & more friends! I have laughed & screamed (enuff times that my kids think I'm senile!) & had more fun here the last 3 yrs. Hope there are more to come! Thanks to Carolyn for a nice, friendly clean atmosphere to have fun in. Like I've always said AG & CBS ought to pay you!! Hope this year comes to a decent end but if not.....oh well, we got to watch J/J!!

September 6, 2009 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger fidget said...

Thank you...this was EXACTLY what I needed to hear at this moment.

September 6, 2009 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Michigan Man said...

12:00am BBT No hairy balls here

Penis and boob talk. Kevin, Jordan and Michele are doing most of the talking. Nat seems pretty bored.

They don't know about everything is happening on Tuesday yet.

Natalie says there will be haters outside, just shrug it off. Kev went to the DR. The girls are talking about getting home.

Well this a good note to end on and everyone is talking about going to bed so I'm off as well.

Natalie said goodnight Jordo. It's been bizzaro world tonight.

Night all




September 6, 2009 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Patti C said...

Great post Genie!

For all Jeff fans I found this interview for us to enjoy.

Happy Sunday:


September 6, 2009 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger Janiffer said...

I was going to comment but Genie said it all...Thanks for all that you do...

September 6, 2009 at 5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my 1st year of BB and needless to say a very disapointing one when Jeff was put out but what made the experience so good was bbdish. I found another site first and thought wow this is great (I got the feeds and Showtime too) then I found bbdish and thought WOW this is better than great. When Jeff was evicted followed by Natalie winning HOH I said I am done, no more BB for me (I am a sore looser) since then I have not watched the feeds or after dark and stayed away from bbdish well that lasted a day and I came back but only to bbdish. Thanks for all the hard work.
P.S. I am not the only one in the house hooked on your site my son and grandson are hooked too.

September 6, 2009 at 5:47 AM  
Blogger JulieB said...

Good morning Carolyn ♥♥♥ Have a nice breaky with Mom!!

Good morning Genie ♥♥♥ Very well written my friend, you get a standing O!!

Good morning RepX ♥♥♥ I hope you are feeling better, we sure do miss you!

Good Morning BB Buddies! ☺♥☺♥☺♥

Michigan Man - I enjoyed watching the feeds last night too, it was funny and you are right, THAT Kevin, is the one that should have made so many appearances but did not.

Jane! Good catch!!

Too early for all the mush just yet, just know I am thrilled I found the Dish and I'm thrilled that the big happy family just gets bigger and better every year! MWAH!

See you all tonight for the show, enjoy your day, whatever you do! *hugs*

September 6, 2009 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger marye said...

Genie, that was a beautiful tribute to Carolyn and the rest. You are so right about this home on the net. Before I settled here several years ago I visited around to other sites, but never felt comfortable at any of them. When I found this one I was right at home and have not left since.
I don't know how you keep up with the all the conversations to get it all down. I watch and still have to come here to find out what was said. I can't hear the whispering, certainly can't read the lips, if it were not for all of you sometimes I would be lost even though I am watching.

Thanks to all of you, especially Carolyn, for what you do and please be here next season.
I will be right here with you.

September 6, 2009 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Nikki44 said...

Genie, that was so touching. It does feel like the end. I have been reading the blogs for awhile but never had the nerve to add my two cents ..."I'm not worthy"!All of you made me feel very welcome.
Carolyn you are amazing. I cannot imagine the skill it takes to capture all that you do. When the live feeds first came out I had a bad Real Player cd and never got it working. I didn't realize that all of you were here giving me so much info! I've watch from the beginning but never had anyone to discuss the show with so this is FABULOUS!! Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

September 6, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Genie,

That was amazing. I did not read it last night, but when I read it this A.M. I just started crying.

You have captured the very essence of Carolyn and her post.

I found BBDish a few years ago and didn't comment until last season. I bugged Carolyn asking when she was starting this year, I could hardly wait.

I have been a BB fan since season 1. The first time I watched the show, I wondered what the h#ll was I watching.

I also search for others like me, and it took forever, and than I found BBDish. I tell eveyone about this place. So far they all visit, but don't talk. One day they will join Carolyn and say hi.

Genie what you wrote touched my heart so much.

Everyone that helps Carolyn adds so much. And I LOVE the people that comment.

CAROLYN you are the best and GENIE SEA, your pretty terrific too.

Thank you for everything.
Sorry this is so long, but I was on a run..lol

September 6, 2009 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Genie...though I have been no part of the blogging,it has been a relief to come in here and always know whats going on.You have been a wonderful,insightful,addition to BBDish!!! Carolyn...Girl,you know how I feel bout' ya ;) Love ya tons!!!


September 6, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger GaYToR said...

Kscooterfox said...

OMg! Genie! You brought tears to my eyes! It almost seems as if it's the end of the school year, and you have to give your speech at graduation.

This is so true. Carolyn is our Principal and Genie is our Valedictorian. I don't think I got this misty-eyed when my best friend, who was our valedictorian in HS, gave her speech.

Everyone here has graduated at the top of the class in my book. Now if we could just publish a yearbook for all the memories.

Of course I am voting and campaigning for Syn and me as "Cutest Couple". I ♥ Mr. Bannerist.

There are so many categories that all of you deserve to be in. Maybe we can make a list of categories and nominate our personal favorites for them. Then on Finale Night, when we truly do graduate from this season, the winners can be announced. (I'm always looking for more work for Carolyn and that would be a next to impossible task. *giggle*)

I'm still trying to find out Syn's ring size for our Civil Union. Inquiring minds want to know if it is Small, Medium, Large, or OMG! .

If you have answered that Syn I have missed it. I haven't had much time this weekend to read all the comments from every Front Page Blog. I'll have a lot of time for that later this week as the action slows down, as it always does, after we get to F3 and F2.

So much more to say, but no time today to say it.

BUT.... I WILL drink of the Dish Kool-Aid. I'll even make a special voodoo batch for those who are brave and trust me enough and try it. (Show of hands?)

I WILL be "One with the Dishers" starting with My Syn.

Yes Syn, thank you for feeding me once again, and for so many times practically daily... even when you aren't here. It just comes so natural from you. DAILY!

Thanks again to everyone who has made this a great season. Love or hate the show, we all love DishChicks (and Chucks).


September 6, 2009 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger jenna78 said...

I just want to say thank you to all of you guys that make BBDish so awesome. I've been coming here for updates since bb8 & this really is the best, most informative, interactive, fun site. Genie, this post was so well written and perfect. Thank you guys for keeping me entertained for another bb season. xoxo

September 6, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger SimplySam said...

Well said Genie! *applauds & hugs*

After reading the comments of the POV spoiler post, (previous to this post), I started to feel incredibly sad for you and Carolyn. Specifically in the comment moderation arena and transcribing the HG's that are left.

Frankly, I had to give myself a BB11 pity party break. I am tired of people calling foul, saying they'll never watch again, canceling their feeds, etc. (and those were the ones that were let through... I can't imagine what you have to wade through that we never see)

It was enough to make more gray hair start springing out in droves, ya know? Ugh.

So the outcome is less than most desired. *shrugs* Isn't that the way it usually goes? I think this has been a GREAT season and I think they cast the HG's very well. I have been entertained, shocked and awwwwed... since the very beginning.

I can't imagine what it must be like to do all the work that Carolyn does to make this site so amazing and I am so glad she has you to help... along with any help she can get with the multitude of other site related tasks.

♥ ♥ ♥ I love BBDish. ♥ ♥ ♥

I was fortunate to find this wonderful site FIRST. I didn't wade through any other, less than stellar, sites prior to becoming a faithful here. I have looked around a little bit this season, just for sh*ts and giggles, and there is just no other.

Why stray when you have already found the best? Right? Right!

I realize this post is a couple days old now, my apologies for my tardiness in telling you this, but like I said after reading the comments of the POV post, (after I commented), I really needed a break. I can only imagine how you feel with all the ups and downs.

Thank you ALL (especially you Carolyn ♥) for NOT taking a break and being so amazingly reliable.

I effing love you Dishes!

Muah! *blows kisses*


P.S. Caro? Did that tee shirt make it to you yet? If not, I want to follow up on it. ~hugs~

September 7, 2009 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger GaYToR said...

Thanks Stephanie. I try.

Wait til 'he' gets here. *chuckle*


September 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM  

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