Q&A (part II)
[ed. note: Michael answered these in pieces over the course of the last 48 hours and are here posted as a group.]
6) L Brooks asks: How do you keep your mind off of things you wish you could do - things you do outside of the house - like draw, sculpt, etc?
It’s difficult – there isn’t a lot to do in here. I’ve considered alcoholism, but they ration that to us. One of the most frustrating things is that I’ll often picture something in my mind and have no way to make note or reference of it to remember for later. If any of you are artists or writers, you know what I’m talking about.
7) Brian Swift asks: Is your relationship with Janelle part of your strategy, or do you honestly like her. Also, do you think Janelle is playing you?
I have a relationship with Janelle? No, honestly, she’s really interesting. When I first saw her, I assumed imbecile. There are other sides to her – almost like two different people sometimes. I’m not saying bipolar – more like there’s the superficial, doing hair and lotion for 4 hours side...and then another side that is quite deep and insightful.
I like her, although I don’t know what our interactions outside the house would be like. She's fun to flirt with. I’ve dated girls like her before. As far as the game, one needs all the allies one can get in here, and Janelle is definitely that right now.
8) lindyb76 asks: People have told you to tone down your behavior. From my point of view, it looks like a show put on for them. Is it?
Well, on one hand it’s a show in terms of bringing some energy to the house. On the other, I’m a huge flirt and pretty hyperactive. Anyone who knows me will tell you that. I also like girls, what can I say?
If they have a problem they should say so to my face and I’ll stop. If Jennifer has a problem she should quit coming on to me. If James has a problem he should stop reaching into my shorts in the middle of the night while I’m sleeping.
If April or Ivette tells me someone else has a problem I’ll tend not to believe them, because they’re these type of people who thrive on drama. If they have none, they’ll create it.
Cap’n Daddycakes could see me feeding the fish and would accuse me of trying to rape them at this point. Not to my face, though.
In all seriousness, I’m pretty worried about how they show this on TV. I realized the other day they could really twist things to make me look like a total scumbag, instead of the ¼ scumbag I really am.
9) Kat asks a bunch of questions:
Got a couple of things I'd like to know. Really......why did you want to go on the BB show? I mean really, and not the hype.
Hey Editor-boy, didn’t I answer one of these already?
How do you maintain your sanity?? I know you mentioned in your blog (which is hilarious, by the way!) your worry about using the bathroom (LOL), but what about mental privacy? How do you manage to get away from the crowd and keep a little piece of yourself private??
I don’t, really. I’m meditating sporadically, but I can’t say it totally pulls me out of the house. When they call me to the Diary Room, it’s a small break, but you’re still talking to someone in there. (I think I mentioned this before, but it’s a talking dog.)
My blogging activities are private, as well. I’m seriously thinking of bringing someone to do this with me – maybe (KAY-SAR). What are they going to do? He told me the other day he was going to start treating Big Brother like a substitute teacher – I thought that was hilarious and I agree.
You had a conversation with Beau about missing your time alone with your art......was that real or a game play?
Okay......gonna ask for some proof......LOL How about shaving your goatee?!?!? LOL
I thought about it long and hard before I came in (didn't want to look "evil") but decided against it. I also thought about coming in with just a moustache, which would have been great. I’ve worn this forever and look like a little kid without it. It’ll stay unless I get really bored or drunk one day.
And finally, could you please ask Howalump to quit rubbing all over Beau??? The screen caps are kinda icky. LOL
The Howalump is a savage, untamed creature. Attempts to domesticate it in the past have been disastrous. Legend has it that the day the Howalump discovered fire, he burned down half of Chicago.
10) Jonathanlyman asks: To prove if this blog is legit or not...Michael, what restaurant did you frequent in your hometown of Irvine, CA? I understand that it may be a broad question, but when I worked there, I CONSTANTLY saw you there. To your credit, mostly with really hot girls. A bit of focus for it... just in case there were a few. The one I am speaking of was known for its specialty desserts.
I go out to eat quite a bit, but are you talking about that factory where they make lots of cakes that have the name cheese? Editor-boy better thank me for that! Anyway, thanks everyone - this was fun! Hopefully E-boy will let me do it again, even though he's a [edited]![ed. note: thanks]