Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Head of Household Basket


If you are a fan of Big Brother, you’ll know exactly what basket I’m talking about. If not, the head of household basket is a group of items prepared by the families of the Big Brother contestants in case they become head of household. If they win that competition, they are free from eviction that week and get to move into a special, private bedroom with pictures and fun things from home, including the head of household basket.

The other night I was watching the show and they did a close up of the basket. That got me to thinking…what would I want in my basket? In the event that I was a contestant on Big Brother, I wanted to make sure the people (friends and family) who would be preparing my basket were clear on what should be included…
1. Coca Cola (surprise!)
2. Baked Cheetos
3. Reeses Peanut Butter eggs
4. My iPhone (that includes my Scrabble app)
5. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
6. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
7. A bottle (or 3) of Malbec (red wine)
8. Homemade chocolate chip cookies
9. Deck of cards
10. Law and Order DVDs

Now, I’m not quite sure of the HOH basket guidelines, so I’ve chosen the top ten things that would make me happy. Were any of my list a surprise? What would be in your basket?


  1. Oh I LOVE those peanut butter eggs. They don't sell them here, so every year my mom trawls the candy section the day after easter when everything is like 75% off and sends like 10 packages of them.

    Which I can never get through and there is generally one or 2 packages left by the time the next year's package arrives.

    Let's see my list would be an odd one because i would be disgusting things that I can't get here in Oz, and never really ate, but for some reason miss:

    1. Dr Pepper
    2. Peanut Butter M&Ms
    3. A few bottles of Moet & Chandon White Star champagne
    4. Hostess Fruit Pies (peach)
    5. Butterfingers
    6. Egg rolls
    7. Golden Grahams
    8. Cool Ranch Doritos
    9. Buttered Popcorn Jelly Bellies
    10. Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby ice cream

  2. Wow : ) I love your list Pumpkin!
    Could the shove Kaishon inside?
    If not, I would want:
    my camera
    my pillow (are you allowed to bring your own pillows)
    a beautiful canvas of Kaishon and Gar Bear : ) and my family as well. I love them so much!
    my cell phone
    my laptop
    Crystal Light
    our cat?
    I give up.

  3. Peanut butter cookies, peanut butter pie, apple pie, barbecue ribs and brisket, pico de gallo, guacamole, two bags of blue corn chips...

  4. I would need some time to consider, edit and re-edit my list!! Diet coke would be a must!

    I love a bottle (or 3)!! : )

  5. I would have to have Jelly Bellies in mine. This is a great idea.

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