Here are some highlights from Dick’s HOH blog (in case you didn’t feel like going to the CBS site and reading the whole thing.) In his long blog post, Dick talks about his son Vincent and his daughter Danielle, the game so far, and his real feelings about the other people in the house.
On his relationship with his children…
As I think everyone watching this show should know…It has been extremely hard for both me and Daniele being thrown into this situation together. The other two situations that were part of the “twist” are not like this in any way whatsoever. Carol and Jess could care less if they ever see each other again. Joe and Dustin, the same thing applies. But Daniele is my daughter and the things I do here in the house, and in the game, can and will affect our relationship (or lack of) for the rest of our lives.
We both feel the same in the respect of…This is not fair. This is a complete and total disadvantage to each of us individually. But truth of the matter is that, it is fair. Our individual disadvantage is also the greater advantage we have on everyone else in the house. We committed to our alliance, and nothing will break that, period. Even though our personal relationship is a disaster, we both know that we can trust each other. And trust here is the most highly regarded commodity you can have in this place, period…end of story. So, although we have trouble trusting each other’s judgment at times, we trust each other’s loyalty no matter what.
Now, me and Daniele on a personal level…
Anyone out there who doubts that I truly want a deep, devoted, caring, loving relationship with my daughter should get up from their computers, walk into the kitchen and grab their biggest frying pan and proceed to hit themselves in the head with it as hard as they can for as long as they can until they fall unconscious. The rest of us will continue on…
Being here and playing out my relationship to the world on national TV is not what I want to do…But it seems that it is an opportunity for me to try and fix this mess of a relationship with my daughter. It sucks, but it doesn’t…Story of my life boys and girls, catch 22. Damned if I do and damned if I don’t kinda deal…sigh.
I don’t know what they are showing and what they aren’t, but our relationship has gone through some serious highs and lows in the last few weeks. Just this week she came up to the HOH and was yelling at me so loud that the entire house could hear it. I felt that it was hopeless. The next day I went to see if she would talk to me and after a rough start to the conversation, we ended up having the first heart to heart in over two years…and I got my first hug, although a one armed, limp one, a hug nonetheless…and it was an enormous leap for us in trying to fix this mess. Baby steps, people…
I know and fully understand that it must not be easy to have a father like me. I am not Mike Brady or Mr. Clever (if my old butt is outdating you young whipper snappers out there, I am referring to the fathers in The Brady Bunch and Leave it to Beaver.) And it must be hard in ways for both of my children, and I wish I were a different person for them in that way. But I’m not. I am who I am…and I make no apologies for who I am. I am a good person with a good heart and yes, I am a bit eccentric, I do cuss a lot, I drink, smoke, spit, fart, confront people and embarrass my kids on occasion…sorry.
What you people do not see is that my relationship with my son Vincent is truly wonderful (did I really just use the word wonderful there? Somebody hit me with a frying pan…) But it is true. I could not ask for a better relationship than I do with my son. Yes, we have ups and downs and we work through it. But we spend lots of time together and really enjoy each other’s company. I miss him dearly (did I just say dearly? What the hell is going on here?) And Vincent, I hope you are enjoying watching your old man on the show. I see you with your buddies cheering me on and going crazy when things go as they have gone for me this week in the house. I love you so much and hope you are proud of me. I miss you…And tell your grandmother the same. I hope I haven’t embarrassed you too much, and even if I have, I know that you enjoy it anyhow. I hope not to see you until the end of Sept. And FYI…I know the mileage on my Corvette there Jonesy, no driving my car or I will still kick your butt. Your sister also says hello.
A message to Danielle’s boyfriend…
Kris, realize that it is very hard here in many ways. Sometimes what seems up is really down and what is down seems up…Your head fools you and I can see your heart fooling you as well, at least for a little while. I think she realizes this and sees what is real, and you are real to her, in her life, for what she wants in life. Remember, this is only my opinion and I am not speaking for her, and as everyone watching knows, I am not as good as I think in things with my daughter, including knowing everything about how she thinks.
So, she will probably tell me I had no business saying those things, but as usual, I will anyway. But she did tell me to tell you that she loves you, misses you, is dying to see you and talk with you, and Happy Birthday…As for me, I don’t know you but for one dinner. I know you make her happy, and I can see how much she loves you. Don’t doubt her love for a second. Don’t let the show make your feelings waver for her. I will do everything I can to protect her here in the house and I want you to do the same for her outside the house. And from me…I hope you had a Happy Birthday, Bunny. And I hope to get to know you when this is all said and done.
There’s also a section where he talks about each house guest…
Do I have to write anything here???? Haven’t I said enough about her already? Well, yes…and no. This is a wait and see thing here. And don’t be surprised to see us working together (or at least not against each other) in the future. But yes, she is still a self-centered, self-absorbed, immature twit.
Nice lady. But Kail crossed me and lied to me too many times for me to be able to trust her with half of my bologna sandwich, forget about trusting her with anything important in the game here. I am not sure if it has leaked out yet or not, but she will not be going home this week as I promised her. She is too easily manipulated by me and I can get so deep into her head I am bringing a lighted miners cap with me next time.
I really do like Mike. I was surprised to hear the others say that they thought I was gonna punch him when I walked off the pedestal during the POV and told him he is gonna go up. I am stupid sometimes, but not that stupid…The guy could crush my skull with a jab. Mike made big mistakes in the game, just as Kail has. The Mrs. Robinson alliance is over and Mike should be seeing his friends next week. Sorry bro. You shouldn’t have worked to get me out last week. You underestimated me, as many here have and it is biting you in the butt first.
Love the guy, the White Rabbit…but can’t trust him 100%. He lied to me about something stupid and that lets me know…But I will use him and his smart perspective to further myself in the game.
Flips at the drop of a hat…drama queen. Will trust him only to a point. Will let him feel he is my confidant with my situation with Daniele. Will open up to him and show him emotion, but trust me…only for the game.
Love this girl. What a turn around from our introduction. But she is still a bit flip about certain things. She is one of the people that is a bit smarter than she gives off and we will help each other move along in the game.
The ray of sunshine in the house!! I adore this girl. She is no dumb blonde, trust me…She is much smarter than she lets on. We will be working together in the game. Vincent, she thinks you are cute and I wanna set you up with her, mister…
Trust her only to a certain point. She is an emotional basket case. She will be booted from the house because she cannot get a hold of herself at one point or another in the game. She doesn’t even realize it yet, but some people are getting sick of this crap already, me included.
UUUuuuuuuuuugh!!!! Do I trust this guy or no?? I want to, but there is too much conflicting stuff that goes along with him. So, no…I don’t. But he will have to side with this side of the house for a while, as not to expose himself and get booted. His stock in the house has gone down leaps and bounds over the last week or so when I outed him in a couple of alliances.
On everyone’s hit list. Not liked in the house… and I can see him going next week depending on who gets HOH.
Lastly, Dick includes a little message to everyone’s favorite evil doctor…
PS……….. Have I earned myself a ChillTown card yet? And not the kind Chicken George got either…What do you think Will?