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Day 4

30 April 2003

Posted by Tim

5:25am – We’re in the round house and Ben is snoring loudly, waking Regina. She gets up and gently wakes him. At first Ben doesn’t believe he was snoring, but apologises.

9:31am – Some of the round housemates have woken and Ben explains Regina waking him earlier. He thought that one of the Big Brother staff members had come in to whisk him out of the house.

10:36am – In the square house Vincent is trying to cook the housemates breakfast on the BBQ, while Irena offers advice at every given opportunity. She thinks the grill is too hot, but Vincent does not. Vincent looks very irritated, and tries to limit communication with Irena. Finally when Vincent realises some of Irena’s advice is correct, she swears at him and says “I hate to be right, but you’re a (censored)”. She then says it was a joke and has some cooking experience so she was trying to spare him the trouble.

11:35am – Yesterday Jo gave Ben a brainteaser: A man parks outside a hotel, and realises he’s bankrupt. Why? Ben still hasn’t solved the puzzle, and Jo asks him if he’s figured it out yet. Patrick suggests the man owns a caravan park, but that is incorrect. Hotel spelt backwards? No. There is a long pause. Patrick says the man is playing monopoly, that is correct. He cheers and Ben says “well done” many times over. Ben suggests some of Jo’s clues were distorting his answer. Ben had heard the brainteaser before – but only the answer, not the question… or so he says.

11:45am – The boys of the square house are chatting inside so Irena and Belinda take the opportunity to discuss Carlo outside. They are both sick of him and his disgusting humour. Belinda is well over it and Irena feels like she’s in a football club or something. They go on to wash the dishes.

Twenty minutes later Irena is talking to Carlo about Vincent. Carlo is freaked out about Vincent’s panicing over the smallest thing. They both agree Vincent can’t relax as easy as the rest of them. Irena suggests he has a “stick up his ass a bit”. Irena thinks he’s playing the game because he wouldn’t mention the name of his girlfriend. Vincent has told them he’s a mathematician and/or an engineer. Irena repeats to Carlo what happened with the BBQ this morning.

Carlo: “I don’t like to talk about other people.. but”
Irena: “What else is there to talk about?”

Carlo thinks the group was getting tighter before Vincent arrived, but now Carlo feels he has to hold back on his dirty jokes because of Vincent’s distate for them.

12:57pm – Jo and Regina discuss weddings. Regina says they are so expensive, and all wedding talk is to do with prices. For Regina’s honeymoon she came up to Queensland (from Tasmania). Regina feels 30 is the ideal age to get married, because you change so much over the years. Jo asks how Adrian (Regina’s husband) might be handling it – Regina thinks he’ll be right, despite it being a little weird. The two didn’t think she would get this far. Regina says “he’ll be right”.

3:07pm – Irena explains to the housemates she thinks with pictures. Other people think with smells. Vincent says he remembers a smell for almost every person he’s met. Things like Panadol in a chemist have a signature smell for people. Belinda says she is crazy and has another side – her hairdresser side and her mad side. Vincent comes over and growls in Belinda’s crazy side’s ear. Irena wonders what the other side of Vincent is.

6:32pm – Carlo has fashioned himself some crazy spikey hair. He is annoyed because Belinda has cleaned up all the golf balls. He say she will be the death of him. Carlo and Irena create a song about Belinda’s cleaning habits. Carlo then does some commentary on his own golfing.

7:45pm – Chrissie and Daniel enter the round house. Everyone is happy and Regina looks surprised. Jo explains to the newcomers that there is another house over the wall, and they always make noise. They quickly discover there are not enough beds. Daniel is relatively silent. In the square house Big Brother has provided an extra meal so the housemates are expecting another housemate to come in.

Back in the round house, housemates are organising the bedding situation. They will put matresses together so they all have their own seperate beds. Regina wants to sacrifice her bed, but Patrick won’t have any of that.

8:48pm – Big Brother has placed a new double bed in the round bedroom. Jo is excited but Chrisie doesn’t look all that impressed. She inspects the bed, and says “its going to be a triple”. Outside some of the resident round housemates are having drinks and discussing the beds. Jo sits down with Chrissie and does the “Jo interrogation”. Chrissie explains that she is an advertising writer. Jo has to leave to check the cooking of the rice, leaving Chrissie and Daniel at the table alone. At the BBQ Jo dishes some food for herself. Regina asks “are you going to eat all that… what have you got worms?”. The housemates around the BBQ laugh. Ben asks “have you checked?”.

9:47pm – Jo asks the girls if they have a scary reoccuring dream. Regina says she has one where her teeth are falling out. Jo jumps up and screams because she has the exact same dream too. In Jo’s dream she’s trying to put them back in but Regina is spitting them out. Chrissie explains what the dream means: you know the truth but you’re not saying it. If you’re trying to put the teeth back in you really don’t want to say it.

In the square house Belinda explains how strict her parents were when she was younger. She wasn’t allowed to watch Neighbours until she left home. Irena is surprised. Belinda’s family just watched the news and movies.

Back in the round house Patrick says he is turning 30 this year. Chrissie at the end of the year. Patrick wants a family tea with chocolate and cake. He explains his family still has parties to celebrate birthdays, and they have birthday cake traditions, like saying “ooh” when the cake comes in.

The square house is now discussing people outside the house…. well people on Neighbours. Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan. They wonder where Jason is now. Belinda has never heard of him though.

10:41pm – Round house is talking about Steve Irwin. Regina has seen him on Oprah, which is what made him big in the US. Daniel does a impression of Steve Irwin. Jo says Steve knows shit. (She means a lot – Chrissie laughs). Christie likes it when he runs away from an angry reptile with it’s frilly neck out. All the housemates giggle along.

11:48pm – Ben and Regina are working out an anti-snoring plan.

3:40am – Ben is snoring. Regina sits up and pulls on a string attached to Ben’s hand.

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