What a crazy week it’s been… from my best friend in the house getting evicted to me winning HoH only a couple hours later. Now that the game is getting down to the nitty-gritty, any nominations that I make have to be strategic and not personal, so even though I really like hanging out with Frank, he’s too much of a threat to leave in this game any longer. I really hope that this season is as fun to watch as it is to play in (I can’t wait to watch it). 

Several months ago, I never would’ve dreamed I would be in the Big Brother HoH room typing this blog. When I got invited to come here, I was completely shocked, and I’m very excited that I’ve even managed to last this long (I thought I would’ve been out before the jury for sure!). It just goes to show that if you make a good attempt at achieving some of your craziest dreams, they might actually become your reality.

I’m glad that this HoH reign for me has lasted more than 30 minutes, especially since last time I got it, it was extremely stressful and made my head spin. Having the room and perks is definitely a really crucial part of the HoH experience and I’m glad that I got to experience it fully. 

To my family: I still don’t know how I’ve lasted so long in here… I honestly thought I was going to be the first person voted out of the house, but once I found my footing and people started to “get” my sense of humor I figured I’d be around for a good while. That reset about a month ago sent my head spinning in approximately 17 different directions, but looking back that was probably really good for my game. There’s only going to be 6 people left after the end of this week and I’m one of them, so we have a 33.33% at a good payout (fingers crossed, mom and dad). I hope that you guys are doing well. I love and miss you guys and think about you every day, but fortunately I’m used to going a while without seeing you so I’m pretty used to it. I thought it was funny that grandma didn’t know I wouldn’t get the room for being HoH during a double eviction, but it doesn’t matter since I got a real HoH week now (I bet she’s excited!). I bet Ryan and his friends find watching Big Brother: After Dark amusing now since someone they know is on it. I hope that the whole extended family is doing well. I love and miss all of you!

To my friends: I hope that this semester hasn’t gotten too difficult yet. Have fun and I will see all of you again in January when I come back for the Spring semester. It should be a real blast. Scott and the boys, I hope you guys are behaving yourselves and watching the show. I remember how funny we thought it would be if I got on here when I got back from going to try-out. 

Now that we’re in September, I think it’s a really good time of year to honor those who lost their lives in the tragic terror attacks that occurred almost 11 years ago. In addition, I’d like to send love to the family and friends of those victims. Let’s not also forget to give a “Support Our Troops”, since they risk their lives everyday to help protect this great country. Best, IPT

Ian’s reaction when Frank put up Britney