Let me start by saying that I am sitting in the Big Brother house, blogging to you as the current HOH!!! It doesn't get any cooler than this!
First I would obviously like to thank my wife Jana for allowing me to take advantage of this opportunity. It's tough being in this house but she has also taken on a lot of extra responsibilities by taking care of our daughter Tenley and our two dogs, Mason and Rocky. She is one of the strongest people I know and I am extremely proud to call her my wife. Jana, I hope you know that I think about you and her every second of the day and although I love this game, I am doing this for us. Being in this game has really put in perspective how important family is and I cannot wait to see you and "T-Money" soon (But not until I win BB16!). You are my best friend and I love you so much.
To the rest of my family and friends, I want to say "Hi" to my Mom, Dad, brother Matt, and my sisters Meaghan and Aimee. I also want to say "Hi" to Tim a.k.a "Pops", Krissy, and Dillion. This would not have been possible without you guys. I miss all of you and I hope you are keeping Jana and Tenley company while I'm gone. By the way, whoever sent that horrible school photo of me…. I will get you back…haha. To the rest of my family, all my Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, I know you are all rooting me on and I hope you guys are enjoying the show and I am making you all proud!
To all my brothers and sisters at CFPD, I miss you guys and I hope things are going OK this summer. I know it gets busy out there, especially this time of year, so good luck and stay safe. A special shout-out to the Midnight Shift guys! In addition to that, I want to pay my respect to all first-responders (Police, Fire, Rescue, etc.) Be safe out there guys! We may be a small city, but we're one of the best!
Ok, so a little game talk…I think I am in a pretty good position at this point. Ideally, I didn't want to win HOH this early in the game but with the current "Battle of the Block" twist, I want to avoid being one of the four houseguests nominated at all costs. I'm still trying to read everyone in the house but I'm starting to develop a better idea of who I can trust going forward in this game. I'm hoping to complete the first "big move" of the season on Thursday night so we'll see how that goes.
Finally, to my fans (By the way, still can't believe that I have fans! Crazy!!!), thank you for your support and voting for me to be part of "Team America." As a fan of the show and a fellow "feedster," it is a dream come true to be acknowledged by you guys and it is, in my opinion, the ultimate honor. Make sure you guys follow me so I can talk with all of you when I get out go this crazy house! Overall, I hope I am making you guys proud. This experience has been amazing so far and I really can't put into words how cool this has been. Although difficult, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I don't plan on wasting it. Thanks again to everyone for their love and support!
I can't believe I'm Head of Household!!!! This is Awesome!!!! #BB16— Big Brother HOH (@BigBrotherHOH) July 15, 2014
Thanks to everyone who voted for me to be part of "Team America"! We will do our best to make you proud! #BB16— Big Brother HOH (@BigBrotherHOH) July 15, 2014
Big thanks to all our first-responders! (Police, Fire, Rescue, etc.) We appreciate what you do and stay safe out there! #BB16— Big Brother HOH (@BigBrotherHOH) July 15, 2014
I want to say "Hi" to my beautiful wife Jana and my amazing daughter Tenley! You two mean everything to me and I miss you! #BB16— Big Brother HOH (@BigBrotherHOH) July 15, 2014
Look Mom, i'm on Big Brother! #BB16— Big Brother HOH (@BigBrotherHOH) July 15, 2014
Derrick shares the hardest thing about being in the Big Brother house, aside from missing his family:
Shout out to all the feedsters, I can't wait to catch up with you guys when I get out of here! #BB16— Big Brother HOH (@BigBrotherHOH) July 15, 2014
He also talks about his all-time favorite Big Brother players and why: