Here are my final thoughts on the houseguests, and my wishes for their futures. Good luck to all of them!
It’s over. The Presidential speech Thursday set the tone for the last episode of Big Brother 2, which followed immediately in the Eastern and Central time zones. Somber. Sad, melancholy. And before I share my final thoughts on BB2, I just want to take the time, like so many of the other writers for RealityNewsOnline have done, to say something about the tragedy on September 11. For those who don’t know me, I knew people who died in the towers. The whole area of New York and New Jersey is in deep mourning, but I want to make sure to thank the kind people, from the bottom of my heart, who have been concerned for me, both here and on Miss Mary’s RealityTVFans. Even though I have never actually met anyone who writes for these sites or posts on the bulletin boards, it has made me strong knowing I have friends who care about me in cyber space. And that has helped me become stronger, like Monica was saying in the finale. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you for easing the pain of mourning that we in this part of the country are feeling so strongly.
Back to BB2. I was looking forward to this (despite feeling hollow about it). And it did not disappoint. Yes, I had a feeling Will would win everything. But I wanted to see how the other houseguests would do. Here are my final thoughts on them, how they behaved, and my wishes for them in the future.
Sheryl: She surprised me. I thought she would vote for Nicole. But this gutsy lady looked great and showed no bitterness about being evicted. She even let Mike do his shtick about how sorry he was for getting her evicted early on. She is a strong woman, and I admire her so very very much, and wish with all my heart that everything goes well in her life. And yes, I will be lighting a candle for her on October 1. Sheryl, you have my heart and my prayers. Thank you for being such a positive influence in the house and an inspiration to so many women who are afraid of turning 40. With you as a role model, we know that 40 is just the beginning.
Autumn: Wow. She looked great. What ever you did with your hair, it’s gorgeous. Again, she was eloquent, and it seems like her life has gotten better since her eviction. Her vote for Nicole was no surprise. Personally I thought that would be the nullification vote Will would have called, instead of Bunky’s. She seems a lot calmer and happier since she left the house. My wish for Autumn? I wish Autumn well with her son, and her new life, and from the bit CBS played of her singing, yes, she does have a voice. I hope to hear it on the Billboard chart. Good luck with that. Keep us posted.
Mike and Krista: Neither vote for Will surprised me. I was happy to see the bit with Krista and her daughter. If you missed it, Krista’s daughter is a doll. She seems like a very well rounded and happy child, which is a great reflection on Krista. At this point, I have really nothing to say about this couple; it’s all been said in other articles. Personally, I thought Mike’s outfit was a bit over the top, as well as the proposal. But nonetheless, he proposed, Krista accepted and I need to re-write my sweethearts article. Best of luck to them. What do I wish for them? If they do decide to go through with the marriage, I hope its happy, and they don’t wind up on Divorce Court in a year or so from now.
Shannon: Her vote for Will did not surprise me either; I knew this would be the one Nicole would pick to nullify. What did surprise me is how drop dead gorgeous Shannon looked. She is a beautiful looking woman. My wish for Shannon is that she learned some lessons in the house about kindness, or if she didn’t learn them in the house, she learns them now from our country. Best of luck in your future, whether it’s modeling, or whatever. And best of luck with Will should you decide to date him.
Kent: Oh, Kent! As I stated a previous article, you went from zero to hero. Let me tell you first of all, your vote did not surprise me. I knew it would go down the way it went. Your comments did not surprise me either, they were almost as good as Sue’s “snake and rat” speech on Survivor. And I got a lump in my throat when I saw you with the American ribbon. Your comments are astute. I hope you can do something with your voice – you have one of the best voices I have ever had, you should honestly be in radio. Have you ever thought of doing a Rush Limbaugh type program? My wish for you is two-fold: That you continue to do well with the stop smoking; and that you always stay the same, true to yourself. You are quite a guy, and I am glad you are who you are. Bless you and your family.
Bunky: The same goes for him. The only word I can think of to describe Bunky is “mensch.” It is no wonder Bunky emerged from the house as America’s Sweetheart. I was expecting Bunky’s vote to go the way it did. No surprise there. What surprised me is Bunky doing 100 cities in 100 days for charity. Wow. Bunky, if you are in this neck of the woods, can I treat you and Gregg to dinner? My wish for Bunky is that he stays as sweet as he, and, in the immortal words of that wise man, “Live Long and Prosper” ( I also want you to contact my editor here so I can write up something about the Bunkypalooza tour! ).
Hardy: Well, that vote again was a no-brainer. Hardy went for Nicole, it was the lesser of two evils. Hardy, I am sorry that you found out some things about Nicole and the way she was playing, but let’s face it, you also did some stabbing. You also seemed to weigh your words before you spoke, which is great. But all and all, you seemed happy and content, and relaxed. I know you are a good guy in real life. So my wish for you is to have a good life, marry that pretty blonde you are dating, have some children, and become the next Charles Atlas, or make a workout video that will out-sell Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons.
Monica: I get choked up when I write about Monica. She was my favorite female in the house. I wanted her to go the distance. And I am proud of her calm, her demeanor. The other guests can learn a lot from Monica about what it takes to be compassionate and human. Her vote did not surprise me, she said earlier that Nicole would not get her vote. My wish for Monica? Like Bunky’s, to live long and prosper. If people do reap what they sow, as Monica has said, then Monica is due to start sowing some 24 carat gold.
Nicole and Will: Both played admirably. Yes, both got on my nerves, but to make it to the final two is commendable. Again, I have said my feelings towards both these people in previous articles, so let me leave them both with my wishes. Nicole, I hope you and your husband are happy together. And Will, I hope that you don’t piss away all the prize money. Yes, go out and spend some on silly things, and good meals with Shannon and your brother. But please, Will, take heed of what Bunky said. 500,000 dollars, or 300,000 or so after taxes, is a lot of money. Please think of giving something to the Red Cross or the Widows and Orphans fund for the fallen heroes in New York (see below for address). Use your money for good, and as Monica said, you will reap what you sow.
To all the contestants of BB2 and the folks at CBS who edited it, and put it on the air, thank you for making my summer so enjoyable. I am looking forward to BB3!
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