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Entries in Lydia (40)



It's a pretty boring night. A bunch of people are outside bitching about the other people that are inside bitching about them. Natalie lets slip that she's applied before, which Kevin jumps on.

Upstairs, Lydia is complaining to Jordan that Chima is using some story about being raped as an excuse to stay. She's also lying about her knowledge of Russell using the veto.


Could Lydia Be Safe After All?

I must say that I love the Real Player "wayback machine". After reading a couple of twitter reports regarding a late-night conversation between Lydia, Jesse, and Natalie, I went back to take a look for myself.

The conversation occurred around 2:30 or so Big Brother time, and Lydia's obvious goal was to get them to convince Russell to save her with the veto. It started with King Jesse's usual method of "explaining" the situation to her like she's five years old, and then it got heated when Lydia and Natalie discussed their animosity towards each other. For possibly the first time in BB history, though, an argument between rivals ended up with an understanding.

Lydia still has some hurdles, though. After she left, the King and his Princess discussed the ramifications of saving her. They would love to put up Jeff, but they can't because he's on their team, so the next idea is to backdoor Braden. Somehow he's a "sheisty mastermind who doesn't care about anyone and just wants to stir up drama". I don't know how this is the case, as I haven't seen him say more than five sentences the past two days.

Russell was then brought up, and the trio somehow believe that giving Braden the boot would give them control of the entire house. Oh boy, the alliance of eight from Jesse's year will now be twelve. (You just can't make up their idiotic delusions.) Russell is still not sure about saving Lydia, as he thinks she's smarter than she lets on. (Maybe, I'm not real sure about that yet.)


POV Results!

Feeds are back, and Russell won POV. Will he use it on Lydia? He loves to go back and forth with her, but I bet Jesse will make sure he doesn't use it.

Edit: Ooooh, it sounds like Jeff threw it! The contest had something to do with gathering letters, and the dictionary that was being passed around earlier today was an element in the competition.


I'd Love To Be In the Middle of This Sandwich!


What's Laura's Problem?

I had such high hopes for this woman. The pre-show press materials promised that this woman would be the life of the party who would be in a bikini the entire season. Instead, she's the most conservative dresser, she never smiles, and she has plenty of venom against the other women in the house.

This came across from the very moment the live feeds came on, as she complained that Lydia and Jordan were dressing up to maximize TV time. Um, yeah, just like you told us you would in every interview the last two weeks. Maybe the best move isn't to sit around and be catty with that loudmouth Chima.


Bikini Day!!!


Veto Comp Coming Soon?

Feeds went to fish, as the contestants for the veto comp were chosen. Chima picked Natalie, and won't shut up about it. Unfortunately, all the cams are on her, so I don't know who Lydia chose.

Edit: Lydia chose Jeff, which is interesting since last night he told her he believes that no matter who wins POV it should not be used. Jesse chose Russell. They appeared to have retired the random choosing method of previous seasons.



While the rest of the house was sleeping, Casey was outside talking to Lydia, and brought up that Obama was elected because of "white guilt". I'm pretty sure he's trying to correlate that with Chima even being in the house. He loves doing his Chima cackle impression.

Oh boy.


Nominations! Chima and Lydia.

Ok - besides the pics of Jordan and Lydia....... some of you are probably wondering who is nominated.

Jesse put up Chima and Lydia.

There you go - back to the pics Scott!


Lydia is a Harry Potter Fan?


The Day the Magic Died

With the Harry Potter series coming to an end, two Potterheads grapple with a wizardless future.

By Kathryn Wilson

Fairy tales don't die -- the good ones are passed down from parents to children over a decade's worth of bedtimes -- but they do come to an end. And after J.K. Rowling released Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final chapter of the series on Friday, its ending isn't necessarily a happy one for hard-core fans.

We spoke to two such Potterheads. Lydia Tavera, 22, a Californian nanny, has tattooed her allegiance to the wizard series on her pointer finger and in her will, has asked that certain items be buried with her when she dies. Larissa Slupczynski, a Target cashier, is similarly obsessed, determined to convince her fiancé to decorate their master bedroom with broomsticks and a big portrait of Hogwarts Castle. But now that the fairy tale's over, what they hell are they going to do with themselves?

So... It's all over. What now?

Lydia: I'm screwed. I don't have anything I want to read! Maybe I'll reread the series, but I don't know. Now I'm going to have to find some new adventure.

Larissa: I will never I feel the same about another book! I won't go to a midnight release for another book. Anything that tries to take the place of Harry Potter will be pathetic.

But he's, like, not real. Aren't you a bit obsessed here?

Larissa: It's a bit of an obsession, a passion, a lifestyle, a craze...whatever. My friends and family don't seem to get it. But they are all really supportive. I have a Harry Potter party to celebrate the release of each book and movie. Friends come over -- even though none of them are really into it -- and we have licorice wands, pumpkin pasties, butterbeer, and cauldron cupcakes.

Lydia: Some of my friends call me Mrs. Potter. I wish I was Mrs. Potter.

How do you express your love?

Lydia: I already have a tattoo of an "HP" with a little lightning bolt on my index finger and I want to get another one on my leg. I love it when little eight-year-olds are like: "I love it more than you do!" And I'm like: "I don't think so!" It's awesome to show everyone I'm committed -- it'll be on my body for the rest of my life. Maybe at the end of August/September, I'll get Harry flying on a broomstick with Hogwarts behind him and Hedwig on my leg.

Do you think you'll ever remove them? And are you still planning on getting more even after the seventh book?

Lydia: Go big or go home! I have too many tats to think of getting rid of them. I've got the Prince symbol on my middle finger because I'm in love with him. I have David Bowie, Hello Kitty, and an arm of all Paul Frank characters. I have a unicorn seahorse with a mermaid wrapped around my other arm. I have a lot of funky stuff! No way would I get rid of them.

Interesting. Larissa, you haven't undergone needle piercings yet, so how do you show your devotion?

Larissa: You name it, I've got it. Stuffed animals, posters, calendars, books, the Lumos book light, robes, scarves, wands, notebook paper, notepads, pens, markers, quills, ink, folders... I could go on! A few years back, I asked my grandma to help me to learn to knit, so I could knit a Gryffindor scarf. It took me about three months to finish, and then I started sewing new robes. Oh, and I have a cupboard under my stairs, just like Harry. I've covered it in posters and clippings. Also, the "S" in my last name -- Slupczynski -- I sign with a Harry Potter scar. I mean, come on, who does that?!

Wow, that's a lot of memorabilia. I bet it's worth a lot. Are you going to cash in now that it's over?

Larissa: Are you kidding?! I would never sell my memorabilia. It has become such a part of me I don't know what I would do without it. I'll probably be one of those weird old people at magical conventions who others make fun of.

Lydia: Oh heck no! I'm so touchy about that stuff. Whenever I do die, I know exactly where my belongings are going -- I want something Harry Potter buried or cremated with me -- or have my ashes scattered in some Harry Potter-friendly place. I willed my sister all my Harry Potter stuff because she's a huge fan. She promised to keep it and not throw it away.

But what if you don't die for 80 more years? Maybe something else will become important to you.

Lydia: I was already into Star Trek and MacGyver, so Harry Potter just goes on that pile. Maybe I'll find something else... Nah, Harry Potter's just too good-looking! Hopefully, once I've collected enough, I will just be able to make a whole room of it. I'm very 40-Year-Old Virgin with my toys -- I don't like to open them. When I baby-sit kids, I tell them, "You touch Harry Potter in that box and I will kill you!"

Wait, did you say you're going to keep collecting?

Lydia: My friends tease me that I have no more Harry Potter books left to buy. I'm like, "Well now I'm on a merchandise hunt to collect everything!" Some girl at the bookstore had a time turner with a clock inside of it. I didn't know about these! And she was all, "Look at my time turner!" And I was all, "That's not fair!" I kind of want that now. Some fashion designer is making a whole line of Harry Potter clothes that's not for eight-year-olds, so I have to check that out. Also, I saw people with varsity letter jackets for Hogwarts, so I've got to get on that. I thought I was big time with a lunchbox and a thermos.

Have you ever spoken in wizard-speak?

Lydia: My girlfriends and I recite the spells, what we'd like to do to certain people. When Prisoner of Azkaban came out, we were talking about the Patronus charm and some guy asked, "What are you girls into? It sounds gross!" And we laughed. Obviously, he knew nothing about Harry Potter!

Larissa: Ha! I have done this. Sometimes I don't even realize it. It usually happens when I'm upset and say something like, "Ugh, stupid muggles!" But I used to walk down the street pointing at things like parking meters and say, "Ah, the things muggles dream up," just like Mr. Weasley.

Is Harry Potter the Star Wars of our generation?

Lydia: To me, Harry Potter is what Star Wars was to my dad. It was like this epic thing that just was new and touched so many people on so many different levels. It was universal. I tell my friends, "Get into it! Trust me! There's good-looking guys in it too!" It's one of the greatest things that will come out of my generation, that I'll remember from being young, that will stay and stick. There were seven books and now there will be seven movies and who else can make a claim that? Harry Potter beats Star Wars in that respect.

You know that it's all over, right?

Lydia: Oh, I totally understand that it's over. I've seen so many things on the news. There's never going to be another book, but there's two more movies to look forward to. Hopefully they really take their time and make it great and pack everything that they need to in those last two movies. I'll never be able to go to another midnight book release, but oh well. I still have the movies.

Larissa: I think it is going to take time to sink in. I keep having to tell myself that is the last book, and it is still really weird. It is going to be really hard when all the movies are done too because then there really is nothing to look forward to.


So, what did you really think of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?

Lydia: You know how she fast-forwards nineteen years later and everyone's paired up and has kids? Everyone's buddy-buddy? I thought that might have been a little too happy. I don't see how Malfoy and Harry could've been cool at the end. It just seemed too idealistic to me. I also wondered why one of the Weasley twins had to die. Come on. And Mad Eye and Hedwig. And Lupin and Tonks. To me, it was just the easiest way to kill off certain characters who we weren't emotionally involved with. She must've had a bunch of different endings of the way she was going to do the book, and just picked the one that was going to please the mass majority.

Larissa: For the most part, it went exactly as I expected. But there was always something that got my heart racing, scared that Harry might get caught -- even when he escaped for the fifth time -- or that someone else might be killed. I was surprised that Harry lived. I thought for sure he was going to die, and, in a way, I guess he did.

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