bb hoh blog 'Big Brother 13's' Rachel's HOH blog: 'IM NOT A QUITER'Rachel Reilly won the first Head of Household competition in the “Big Brother 13” game and just like last year, the HOHs are being allowed to blog on CBS and post pictures they take around the house.

Rachel writes:

HEEEEEY IM BACK B******! haha 🙂

Well I am back and the FIRST HOH
of Big Brother 13! YAY! And its been a CRAZY Week to say the least! And
the twists this year are insane, its a totally different big brother
game.  Your playing as duos, and also when one member of the duo gets
evicted the other member gets a golden key that keeps them in the house
until the final 10.  The golden key holder is pretty much the ULTIMATE
FLOATER, the ULTIMATE Key to hold to hang out in the BB house for half
the summer no worries, LUCKY! So golden key holders GRAB YOUR
FLOATEES(or life vests)  This BB season is going to be very different
then I had expected, but like Julie says EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!

great to be in the Big Brother house again, I feel honored to have been
invited back!(a little shocked, but very excited) I am ready for this
season to be fresh and new and for myself as a player of BB to really
develop.  Last year I really struggled with my social game and I was
very proud, abrasive, and in peoples faces — I was always fighting to
stay in the house in the game and with MY MAN.  This year is totally
new! I have the opportunity to have a great season, to go very far and
to really fight to win, rather then just fight to stay in the house. 
This season Brendon and I are happily engaged and living and playing
together this year as a team! I cant explain how different it feels to
be in this with him fighting and playing as a team, its the biggest
advantage in the world to not only be playing with a partner, strong
alliance but with your lifetime alliance & best friend. There are
def. challenges also;  like the fact that Brendon and I are both strong
willed people and that we are both stubborn, but LOVE, TRUE LOVE is
really what keeps our hearts strong and beating for each other and able
to really play and focus on this game.  We came into this season and
assumed that it would just be the two of us and we would be a huge
target and that it would be us against the house again, but luckily we
were wrong!

When Jeff & Jordan and Dick & Dannielle
walked into the house I was soooooo excited.  Super scared but really
excited if the 6of us could ban together and form an alliance then we
could RUN this house we could take over the season and then battle with
the best in the end.  We started the season like that the “veterans vs.
the newbies” and we decided day 1 that we were going to take over the
game, the house and the season! We had plans for every week, and 6strong
players on our team to accomplish our goals.  I was feeling like this
would really be my season and that I really had a chance to make it far
in this game.  When we got the news that Dick was leaving, I was
crushed, I was so excited to play with someone that I was intimidated
by, scared of and very much respected their style(maybe not everything
b.c he scares me too!) I took the news very hard, I didn’t want a
relapse of season 12 I didn’t want to get picked off by the newbies one
duo by one duo.  I came into BB13 to play a hard fun game and battle to
the end, but I wasn’t expecting our strategy to blow up in our face! And
we weren’t just loosing Dick we lost Danielle also to the golden key(NO
BUENO) so on day 6 we lost two of our best competitors, one until week 4
and possibly the strongest member of our alliance for good!  I was so
upset I wanted to go home, I felt hopeless and lost and really just
scared.  Thank goodness I came to my senses, IM NOT A QUITER I NEVER
out numbered and down in competitions, but were strong and were fierce
competitors.  We have a lot of advantages and pieces in our favor, we
have really strong competitors, we have strong social gamers, and we
have a tight alliance that we know we WONT turn our back on, and people
who wont turn on us.  Thats HUGE IN THIS GAME! So now not only do I have
my future life partner/best friend in my alliance, but I have 3 other
REALLY strong players who are also my friends.  In big brother if you
have one person you can ultimately trust your golden, in this season we
have a group of 5 people that will never turn on each other until the
final 5, so were already playing with that in our favor, and were
playing with no paranoia, no fear;  and hell we have nothing to loose. 

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."