IHJZ Guest Blogs Tabatha Salon Takeover/SWTS 12/21/01

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Week Three by quincyil

Tabatha arrives at Salon Vendome in the “Beverly Hills” of Houston, Texas. Tabatha tries to call the salon using the telephone number on the window and finds that the number is out of service. She gets a second telephone number from the internet and she can hear the phone ringing inside, but no one picks up. Tabatha enters the salon and finds that there are five owners, but only one, Jack is attempting to run the salon. There is no receptionist.

Surveillance

Tabatha has undercover cameras in the salon and they record customers coming into the reception area and not being waited on. Tabatha feels it is ridiculous that you can not get in touch with the salon and you can not make a walk in appointment.

Owner’s Meeting

Never before has Tabatha had a salon with five owners. She attempts to have a meeting, but one owner, Lacy, talks out of turn and refuses to agree with any of the other owners. Tabatha does not like people talking when she is talking. Susan and Angel (a man) do not tell customers that they own the salon as they are embarrassed. There is an “every man for him self” attitude in the salon. Jack, one owner, has $10,000 dollars in the salon than the other four. Two of the other four owners, Susan and Angel, are protesting and not paying their weekly rent. The salon is $60,000 dollars in debt. The five owners are not paying the building owner his rent at this time. One of the stylists also owes $6,000.

Tabatha’s Takeover

Tabatha feels the salon is a “free for all.” She asks, “Are you a bunch of Hillbillies?” She demands all five keys. (The five owners had the keys in their hands ready to be turned over.)

The Staff

Tabatha has noted that a stylist, Janice, who owes $6,000 in back rent, is in the front of the salon gossiping with someone else’s client about her client who is late. Janice is not making any money and does not attempt to build up her client list. Several stylists complain about the lack of a receptionist. They also feel that the owners bicker and that the salon is poorly run. Tabatha finds dirty combs, dirty brushes, and stained timers. Tony, a stylist, said that everyone is fending for themselves.

The Assessment

Tabatha brings in women from “The Rose,” a cancer center. The women have scarves over their scalps. We are shown a collection of very nice wigs that the ladies are to receive as a gift from Tabatha. The staff is compassionate and they want to help the women with the styling of their wigs. Susan asks how the young woman wore her hair before and Tabatha is impressed with Susan’s excellent question. The patients/customers look great after being helped by the staff. The staff enjoyed helping the women also.

Janice is speaking to a customer while telling horror stories of over processed blond hair that broke off. Tabatha is not happy. It frightens the customer to be told such stories. Janice also gossips non stop. Janice and the other stylists know that Tabatha has noticed her behavior.

Renovation

Tabatha meets with the owners and hands them all yellow hard hats. She tells them they are doing their own makeover. They receive $2500 and are taken to a hardware store where they purchase gray paint after much discussion. Lacy, an owner, is upset and she walks out. She never can agree with the other four owners. The owners hand Tabatha $897 in cash because they could not make the decisions/purchases that they needed to make. Lacy has her hat taken away and she is told to be silent. Tabatha can not stand Lacy.

The owners and staff begin to move items out of the salon in preparation for renovation and when Tabatha sees them working together, she rewards them with the news that she will actually have her people do the work. There are cheers in the salon. No one wants to paint.

Assignments

The owners are given specific jobs to do in the salon: Jack, bookkeeping; Angel, client service; Lacy, staff; Susan, education; and Juanita, inventory. Angel and Susan give Jack their checks for back rent.

Reopening

The entry walls are painted gray but there are some dramatic black lines near the doorway. There are light gray greens and gray blues in the back area. There are new chairs in the reception area. Everyone gets new equipment for their stations. The clients and stylists like the “new” salon. They love the fact that there is a new receptionist, Andrea, with many years of experience as a stylist and in running the reception area of a salon. She knows how to greet and make the customers comfortable. She takes reservations and handles payments.

The owners have a meeting with Tabatha to discuss staff. Tabatha singles out Janice who was given the opportunity to repay her rent. She only gave a check for one week’s rent. The rest of the staff is informed that Janice is gone and everyone moves on.

Six Week Check Up

Tabatha returns to see that the salon is running well and that the owners are working together. If Lacy talks too much, Angel shushes her and reminds her of what Tabatha said. Frank said that they salon’s finances are improving. Frank also called Janice a couple of weeks ago and she is doing well and will pay them some money when she can. He shrugs his shoulders. Tabatha thinks this salon will be a success.

Bethenny Frankel on Skating with the Stars by quincyil

The evening competition began with three skating couples in a group skate choreographed to a cheerful Christmas song. Everyone seemed to do a great job.

Bethenny seemed at ease to me with a smile during the entire performance. There were lifts of the female skaters into the air, swinging of the female stars at chest height of the males, and a low swing close to the ice for Bethenny at the end of the group skate.

When Bethenny went into the judging she was crying. She mentioned leaving her baby and family for this competition and was cut off by the announcer when he wanted to hear from the judges. There is a time schedule that is ridgid. Johnny Weir stated, “I was so impressed with you (Bethenny) this week. You performed start to finish (Bethenny is crying.) That’s beautiful. You felt something on ice and it came across to us. Gorgeous, be proud.” Dick told Bethenny that she was a fighter, that she had tenacity and that her skating flowed. Bethenny added that she bent her knees and there was laughter.

Bethenny’s technical scores were 777, her artistic scores were 877. (Johnny had the center votes.)

After the audience votes were added to the judges’ scores, Johnny and Brook were sent home. The audience moaned and seemed to be in shock. Johnny and Brook were in shock. Bethenny was in shock. Johnny took the loss well and complimented Bethenny and the other female skater. Bethenny will be one of the finalists and they performance will be at 7 Central time on Tues. Dec. 21, 2010.

In conclusion, Bethenny greatly improved over week one when she was shaking coming down the ramp. The popular votes seemed to have played a significant role in the final decision for finalists.

As always there are great links from board members on yesterday’s blog board. It was reported that Bravotv.com removed Camille’s blog from their site. There is a link to a copy of that blog on the board if you want to see what Camille wrote. Members speculated that the negative comments that were allowed on Bravo were the reason it was removed. There is also a post with a SAG link which seems to have a copy of the contract that Bravo uses for the reality stars. SAG has issues with the way Bravo is paying those reality stars and the the NJ show is mentioned.

Thank you everyone, especially Kat, for helping with the board yesterday. The woman behind the screen in Oz appreciated the help with Emerald City.

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388 Responses to IHJZ Guest Blogs Tabatha Salon Takeover/SWTS 12/21/01

  1. quincyil says:

    There are a couple of posts that board members wondered about yesterday. Apparently, I was supposed to release them in a timely fashion and did not. They are there now. Thanks for posting.

  2. Had Enough! says:

    Hmmm. I never read the Bravo blogs but when it was reported that the blog of the Ex-Mrs. KG had gone missing, I was curious so I looked, and the others are still there….BUT…even though it says that there are comments on each blog when you go to look at the comments…YOU CAN’T!

    Ladies – if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I noticed that too, only at first I could see the comments then POOF they would vanish. I wondered if it had anything to do with them saying I had a comment that was awaiting moderation.

  3. Had Enough! says:

    Much as I hate the Ex Mrs. KG, I do not wish her ill, and I hope she and her family and her home are not harmed by the storms and mudslides in California.

    • quincyil says:

      I follow the news and the hillsides are always a problem with the heavy rains that some board members mentioned in the past few days. Fires are a huge problem when the winds are affected by deep canyons.

      It’s hard to read Camille Grammer. Even if people are jealous of her, there is no need to be a poor hostess. Camille said that Kyle attacked her in her own home. Kyle did say somethings, but only after many attacks by the medium.

      It’s my guess that Camille’s PR people forced Bravo to remove the blog. She wrote it and should own it. We own our comments so we have to take the heat here.

      If you google “Allison Dubois,” there are thousands of articles on her behavior, her performance with the police dept. and her family. I think she wants to be a celebrity and now she has made her mark. I’d rather be a nobody than infamous.

      The other thing that fascinated me were the SAG sites and the issue of reality star salaries. Bravo had the series for a while and negotiated a sweet heart deal when it came to NJ. Remember the Dina/Danielle tiff that began before shooting and soured the mix? It had to do with Dina hiring a lawyer to negotiate for the group. Danielle refused to pay her share and said that she was doing it on her own. I think Danielle signed on for a song and a dream. That contract with Danielle affected Dina’s negotiation. I think Dina was ticked and reacted in the same way that we have observed when we read her twitters that she quickly deletes. Nothing is ever lost on the net. (Jill Zarin, please take note.) In real life, family members forgive and forget. On the net, no one every forgets and they have no need to forgive.

      I really wish Danielle would tell everyone what went down with Dinah, Caroline, Teresa, and Jacqueline. If she was honest and had a book on this time of her life, it would be a hit. I don’t think she’s capable of honesty though. None of them know what honesty really means.

      I thought about Kim Z early this morning when writing the blog too. The discussion on the board for the last two days about Kim is very interesting. Is she a genius or is she a dunce? I really can’t make up my mind. I don’t know if her laziness is an act for the cameras. I think the reality show and the lives of the Atlanta girls have been mixed in such a way that neither is real.

      Johnny Weir was certainly changed last night. I believe he reads blogs now. Instead of showing hurt or anger, he was uncharacteristically “nice.” It was obviously acting. I give him a 3 for technical skills and a 2 for artistic skills, the audience can now vote.

      Tonight Johnny will skate. I will watch and mention it in the blog tomorrow. Perhaps, we will have a vote to see if he stays on as judge or is “out of the competition.”

      Bethenny’s crying and talking about leaving her baby is unprofessional, but that is Bethenny. She speaks from the heart. There is no filter in Bethenny’s brain.

      Wow… I gave a lot of personal opinions here. I tend not to do that in the blog because this site belongs to Lynn and I never want to cause any problem for her. So… I drop down into the board and share with my friends. LOL…

      Lynn is going to be shocked that Bethenny is in the finals. She will be more shocked to see I blogged about it for her. LOL. I’m only sorry that Johnny was on such good behavior because I was prepared to write down every word from him mouth. LOL…

      • Had Enough! says:

        Quincy – please keep sharing your personal views. I come here in large part to see how other people see things. I enjoy that and I learn from it. You, HD, and Error404 always have great insights.

        Here’s one of my insights: I always laugh at the assertion that we are just jealous of these Bravo women, because I wouldn’t want to be any of them (though I wouldn’t mind having more moolah, I’d like to think that I would be more tasteful and even more generous than they claim to be). But you, dear Quincy — I have to say that you seem to have had and continue to have a fascinating, rewarding life and I do feel a tad jealous. But in a good way!

        I think you are doing a great job as the guest mod and I thank you, as I know I couldn’t have done half the job you are doing.

        • quincyil says:

          I can honestly say that I am not jealous of any of the housewives. I’d rather be friends with the people on this board than go to a fancy dinner in Beverly Hills. Honestly, a wedding in my barn with chili lights and lots of Skinny girl margaritas sounds better than a trip to the Palms with Adrienne. When Taylor said that anyone can strive for her life in Beverly Hills, I actually smiled because it doesn’t look that great to me.

          I would never be friends with Jill Zarin or Bethenny. I think Sonja is more my type. We could dig dirt and plant flowers together. I’d give her some of my special soil from fermented horse manure as a gift. I think Lisa and I would get along.

          I have a wry sense of humor that many people just get. I read something or hear something and target noted>>>>>splat… Target hit… I bet some of you have noted that. I’ve had a few “bam!” responses on the board. I control it in the real world because people don’t like splats. I let loose here because they are reality stars and they are paid to let us discuss them. That why they are Bravo stars after all.

          • Kokuanani says:

            We could dig dirt and plant flowers together.

            Wouldn’t you have to clean the dog poop off the patio first?

        • HD says:

          Thank you so much Had Enough. I feel the same way about you and so many others here. This is just a great group of people. We really need to do coffee one day or something. :)

          @ Quincy, please keep sharing your personal thoughts and opinions! It makes the board interesting and makes me see a lot of things differently because sometimes these women get me so fired up!

          • Had Enough! says:

            And I have taken note of the fact, HD, that you live in bourbon country. Bourbon and branch is my drink.

            • quincyil says:

              I have taken that note and will have a tire filled Bourbon bottles for the barn wedding that we are throwing.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Hi Quincy~
        I think Bethenny may be going through a lot of changes in her body as well as her mind. Having a baby at 40 cannot be easy. I think she spreads herself too thin at times as well but still think she should be the one to decide where life takes her next.
        You should be proud of yourself ~ you do a fabulous job blogging & figuring out what is going on with people. Thank You.
        As far as making great assumptions about people myself, I am always pleasantly surprised when I am wrong about someone whom I thought might not be what they appear. I am also very happy when I make the right assumptions about people.
        Keep on being the real insight for me on some people I still don’t understand. Hearing things from you & Lynn helps me quite a bit.

        • quincyil says:

          I’ve been reading your posts and you have a lot of insight. I’m glad you are here.

          I did not touch anyone’s quilts, but if the dashboard operation did affect pink quilts, I have a feeling that Lynn will wash and return them when she comes back.

          • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

            Thank you Quincy~you really know how to make someone feel welcome. I am glad I am here too.
            You are a real sweetie ;)

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        What happened to my pink quilt? lol

      • quincyil says:

        She still could be suffering from post partum depression. Even my anesthesiologist daughter had that. So, we have to keep that in mind when it comes to Bethenny. Of course, she was often a basket case in seasons one, two and three so.. that must have been prepre partum depression.

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          Hi Quincy~
          I was thinking the same thing or menepause. Spelled wrong but too tired to look it up right now. Imagine if she’s going through both. This is also her 1st child & possibly her only one. She went from having no one really as far as hubby & child to having it all at once. This could easily be why she is more upset than most new mommies might be. I don’t have children but wish I did. So that probably makes my opinion less worthy in most peoples eyes. I just like watching her because of that too. I get to see what it is like to have a baby & I enjoy her show very much. I tried to think of which HW’s I would be friends with..Sonja & possibly Alex are the most easy & friendly to everyone. I like Lisa but am not a fan of practical jokes.
          I like your personality too Quincy~you are funny & not hurtful though. Not to mention extremely brilliant. ;)

      • klmh says:

        I certainly appreciate your format for the synopsis of each program. I don’t watch very many of these but feel I receive an unbiased report from you. I also really enjoy your opinion after your blog. Perfect for me because I get the best of both worlds.

    • LynnnSoCal says:

      Yes, it’s still raining. I live near La Conchita. It’s made the news several times because the hillside has slid and destroyed many homes. Last slide we lost 10 people. Several students at my school, and their parents. I’m starting to get nervous. Ground is probably at saturation point.

      • Adgirl says:

        Ohmy I know just where you live! Good luck with the weather. Lovely area.

        • LynnnSoCal says:

          I’m actually in Ventura. La Conchita is in Ventura county, 10 minutes from my house. The kids attend our district schools even though Carpinteria is closer. I haven’t heard anything. so far, so good. Yes. It’s beautiful here. I’m a native and grateful everyday for my lovely home. I see the ocean everyday. Between Malibu and Santa Barbara are some of the most stunning beaches. I’m right in the middle.

      • quincyil says:

        I hope the rains stop and the ground become stable again.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      If the rumors are true, Camille Who and the children are on the east coast. I think her area was pretty safe, it was mainly the burnout areas and homes that were right over the coast line that were at risk.

      I think think there have been more issues in the desert areas with flash floods than slides.

  4. quincyil says:

    I took the link for the bravotv.com video from yesterday’s board discussion. How can Camille be so cruel? She really wants to harm Kyle and her family. In my opinion, this is not normal behavior. All of this started because Kyle made a comment about Kelsey not going to Hawaii?

    http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-1/videos/services-are-no-longer-needed

    I wish I had more that the single survey course in psychology in 1970. We need trained people to look at Camille Grammer’s behaviors. I feel another blog coming on.
    There is so much fodder for public discussion with Camille.

    • Had Enough! says:

      KG and the Ex Mrs. KG have apparently made some of their big bucks as real estate investors. However, just googling around, it doesn’t look like Mauricio was the only realtor they used in the past. I found one item saying that they sold a house in Bel Air at a loss in 2009 (no surprise there) and rented out another that he couldn’t sell and Mauricio was the realtor for both transactions, but other listings had other realtors, including Sotheby’s.

      Unless they have other California properties that they intend to sell, or unless he intends to continue investing in real estate, it would seem that there isn’t much business to be lost, so Camille’s threat is an idle one (dare I say “pernicious”?) intended only to upset Kyle. Not that we should assume that even then, she could have controlled KG’s choice of realtors. The marriage was about to implode, but even in better days, who knows whether he ever listened to her or did as she demanded?

      We don’t know when this charity event took place (thanks to Bravo’s liberties with timelines) but if it was AFTER the premier of La Cage on April 18, and then after the Disaster Dinner (which had to be after the NY episode), then it is getting perilously close to the June phone call she got from a friend telling her that KG was canoodling with Kayte and that he didn’t want to be married to the Ex Mrs. KG anymore.

      In other words, Camille is about to look like a total fool very soon. Wonder if the filming extended into June/July? We are already on Episode 10 (this Thursday). I doubt they are doing more than 12 episodes for season 1, so we must be getting near the finale?

      • HD says:

        I agree. I seriously doubt Kelsy is even paying any attention to what Camille is saying. He was in New York setting up a new life and Camille was back in BH stirring the pot. She tried to pull that card because she thinks she is better than everyone else and can pull business from Kyle and her husband. Remember she is higher on the pecking order.

      • American Idiot says:

        Hi Had Enough, I believe we see Camille and Kelsey going to the Tony awards on the show. I remember a clip of them in a limo and Camille wearing the red dress. The Tony awards were held on June 13th. Did Camille know about Kayte then, or did she find out after?

        • Had Enough! says:

          She apparently learned about Kayte in June but I can’t find anything that says when in June she got that phone call. If before the Tonys, well hell she sure held it together well. I am thinking she got the call after the Tonys. In fact, I am willing to bet that she initiated the call, based on his very distant and cold behavior to her, or perhaps even hired a detective…

          • American Idiot says:

            I am not sure either. In the clip I remember Camille saying something like “it was hard to go on the red carpet and pretend everything was fine in my marriage when in reality it was a sham” so I am not sure. Maybe she knew, but they decided to put on a good face for the Tony’s. Kelsey didn’t win, anway.

            • TEB says:

              American Idiot- I remember Camille saying that too in a preview (on the 1st episode)

              • quincyil says:

                You know we should keep times lines and not let Bravo get away with manipulating the events. I say that we start doing this.

        • Kansas Girl says:

          I remember that clip too, so I’m hoping we see her at the Tony event.

          I thought she found out just before the Tonys, and that she held herself together at the Tonys. Wasn’t there a linked story about this way back? But then she’s also said after her friend told her, he would not return her messages or talk to her, and I thought some time passed while she tried to contact him. Then he finally phoned to say he was through. So I’m unclear how much time passed and why she then went to the Tonys. I hope we see this on the show, just to clarify what happened.

          Don’t they usually end with some kind of party or big event for the season finale? What big event can now pull them all together? I have no idea!

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Didn’t the producer’s blog tell us the dinner was just 2 weeks after NY? If we know the date of the Le Cage premier, we could start a timeline.

        • American Idiot says:

          Also, just remembered, Camille got very upset that Kelsey did not call their kids on Father’s Day, and filed for divorce afterward?

          What we know:

          La Cage premier 4/18/10

          Dinner from Hell ?

          Tony Awards 6/13/10

          Father’s Day 6/20/10

          Still, we do not know when Camille got the phone call from a friend telling her about Kayte.

          • quincyil says:

            I captured this and saved. I am going to mail it to Lynn too with your name. We have to look at the time line from the show and see if there is any discrepancies. The time line in DC was way out of wack. The White House Gate Crashing happened when they were first filming and it seemed like they made the ladies fake it for the whole season.

            • American Idiot says:

              I don’t know how to post links, because I am computer illiterate, but I just read on The Sexy Beast that:
              1. Camille found out about Kayte just before the Tony’s.
              2. The phone call from the friend telling her about Kayte is NOT on tape.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            The fact that expected Kelsey to call the kids on Father’s Day IMO shows just lazy she. She should have been the one to initiate the children calling their father.

            • Hooked on HW says:

              Totally agree with that. Kelsey was probably waiting for their (his kids)call and when he didn’t get it, he finally did call them. Think he said around 9 pm. I would NEVER expect the father to initate the phone call on father’s day…that’s like saying the birthday boy/girl has to call their freinds to get a “happy birthday” from them…Kelsey’s ex-wife #3 is so stupid.

        • Had Enough! says:

          It premiered April 18.

      • 2Stupid says:

        I read somewhere (can’t remember) that Kelsey is selling one of his CA properties since filing for divorce and Mauricio is the realtor. I don’t know if it was for spite or what. I think working for the Hilton Co. would have some clout in BH if not globally.

      • floridagirl88 says:

        Based on the behavior I’ve seen, I can’t wait to see her made a fool on national TV. She said karma first, but looks like karma knew her name and was just waiting on her!

    • Had Enough! says:

      You know what? That comment was before spring break (March?). I’ll bet that by then, the Ex Mrs. KG knew or strongly suspected that something was going on in NY. She already knew that KG wanted to stay in NY. So I’m guessing that she really took Kyle’s comment to be a probe to see what KG knew or would admit. She probably took it to mean that Kyle (and others) already knew what was going on.

      I think it is far more likely that this is what lit the fuse than this idea that someone would think she was no one except Mrs. KG. Because lord knows, she otherwise used the Mrs. KG thing as her whole identity and seemed perfectly fine with that. And the 58 mill that went with it.

      • American Idiot says:

        ok, we can add the spring break to the timline. Just have to find out when the Cheers event in Hawaii was.

  5. HD says:

    I have to get this off my chest and then I can continue giving Bethanny praise for making it into the finals.

    There is a woman that has to wake up in China and leave her kids to go work in a run down factory, there is a woman in the Sudan that has to work in the fields and worries about leaving her daughter in a war torn village where men come in and rape and mutilate children, there is a woman right now waking up in the United States going to make coffee and hashbrowns at McDonalds just to feed her three kids. There are women all over this world that make MAJOR sacrifices just to go to a little piece of a job to put food on the table and to have healthcare insurance.

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE stop with the incessant crying over leaving your husband and your baby. Please! It is old already and 99.9% of all mothers can relate and understand that in life you have to do what you have to do. The thing with BEthanny that IRRITATES me beyond belief is that she has a choice to leave her baby or not. How many of us have a choice NOT to work and stay at home with our kids for real?
    Please stop! We get it! Trust me! This is the choice you made, you knew you were going to have to leave your daughter and your husband to take fly across the country, learn to skate, get you hair and make up done, I am sure stay in a fancy hotel, eat fabulous food, skate on NATIONAL TV, get more recognition and fame OH and let’s not forget probably a check bigger than most MOMS are going to see this year.
    Please stop!

    Whewwwwwwwwww…okay I feel better! This is not “hating” this is just a little irritation and being fed up with this song and dance. Hope ya’ll still like me. :)

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      Good insight HD. You’ve reached your breaking point with the incessant woe is me, i’m leaving my daughter/family routine. Bethenny, called the realest HW, must understand that she is losing credibility with some of her fans. While most moms leave their kids to sling hash in order to feed them that week, Bethenny is promoting herself, expanding her empire to feed her daughter for a lifetime. She does have a choice in accepting these assignments, then plays the overworked, overwrought routine. You are right. She can stay home and relax. However, she chooses to keep herself in the limelight, getting more crossover exposure, and fame.

      Let’s hope this SWTS gig doesn’t backfire. By making the finals it seems that she may indeed, have surpassed Bristol in the questionable talent being pushed past deserving contestants category.

    • Had Enough! says:

      And this is a prime example of what I meant. Brilliant insight, HD. I agree with every word of it.

    • TLM says:

      Thank you HD. I had the same reaction on the previous blog as I was watching it live, and even though I fully expected to get excoriated by other Bethenny fans, I couldn’t sit silently and not say anything here. I actually groaned out loud when she launched into the husband-and-baby thing. And didn’t she relocate her family to LA for the show for several weeks? As HD pointed out, B has infinitely more freedom to structure her days than most women, and gets to spend much more time with her family than most women who work outside the home. There are untold numbers of women who leave their homes at 4 or 5 am to serve breakfast in diners, hospitals, soup kitchens and fast food restaurants when they would rather be making breakfast for their kids and be there to tell them good morning. These women, many single moms, cannot afford nannies and often rely on friends and relatives to watch their kids. Many are a paycheck or two away from being homeless. Bethenny has none of those worries.

      For those who don’t know, I will reiterate that I own 2 of Bethenny’s books, an audiobook, and I plan to get the yoga dvd. But I also bought her SG Margarita last week and returned it because I found it undrinkable. I’m a fan, but I don’t like everything conditionally, and like B, I will always be honest about my opinions.

      • HD says:

        I thought I was going to be led to the slaughter for my comment but similiar to so many people here, I have to say what I have to say and let the chips fall where they may. Thanks for supporting me and not skinning me and wearing me like last year’s Versace.

        Bethanny I am sure has a publicist/image consultant and that person needs to really tell her to stop with all that. For people surviving in a deep recession, struggling so hard to make a dollar out of 15 cents, it just comes off as whiny and insensitive.

    • Cusi77 says:

      HD_ Great insight! You are in fire this morning! I agree with you a 100%

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      I sorta agree with you HD, but my motto is no one can judge me until they’ve walked a mile in my shoes. I’ve been extremely upset over things that have happened in my life and the choices I’ve made, difference is I’m not on national TV when I do have my mini breakdowns. (Thank the good Lord)
      I don’t think anyone can compare their life to another, and say wholeheartedly they wouldn’t react a certain way unless their circumstances are exactly the same (chances of that are pretty much slim to none) as the other person having the mini breakdown.
      It’s uncomfortable to watch, granted and I wish she could keep those moments a little more private but then she’s not me.

      • No Disrespect says:

        I’m cutting Beth a bit of a break because as of recently, she hasn’t had a family to speak of. But yes, Girlfriend needs to gain some perspective.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      ((((((((((((( HD )))))))))))))), not just like ya, love ya!

  6. HD says:

    Quincy, can you please post the link or whatnot to the Bravo contract? Yes, I am that nosy. Thank you. :)

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I second that request. I tried to follow the link yesterday, but got a message that the page was not available. It was an odd message — it said something about either the page was not available or I was snooping to see something I should not. Weird message! Please put the proper link up, if you can.

      • quincyil says:

        It’s down at the bottom of this page and on the board from yesterday. I’m dropping in while multi tasking.

  7. knocknoc says:

    Morning Quincy

    I had a dream last evening of you sitting in
    front of your computer, your poor fingers
    aching from so much typing. Near by was a
    candle leaning to one side because it had
    been burning at both ends as you tried so
    hard to complete the multitude of recaps.
    Your eyes, blurry and glazed over from lack
    of sleep. Hanging from the side of your
    mouth was an e cigarette, yet puffing away
    to ease the long hours spend attending to
    IHJZ blogs.

    You have done a great job and we appreciate
    your efforts of keeping us up to date on the
    Bravo shows that we enjoy. Now get some
    much needed sleep…..you need to be refreshed
    because Santa’s coming to town!

    • Adgirl says:

      e cigarette. Hee hee. But the booze is real. Or is it?

    • quincyil says:

      It took 30 minutes to write up after watching the shows sans commercials on a recording. Not that much time… I did get up in the middle of the night and make sure that no Christmas trolls were bothering board members. Apparently, leaving an elf in charge with an entire board to support her affects decisions by people in twitterland.

  8. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thank you Quincy – the work you are putting into the blog is wonderful! The more you share the more we share – we are lucky to have your passion and wisdom.
    Tabitha is growing on me – she cares, she guides, she gets to the bottom of what is wrong! Her style is no nonsense and sometimes she seems harsh but her intention is to help transform a disaster to a success – she gets the job done.
    Didn’t get to see SWTS as ABC had the Bears vs Vikings, so to all who commented thank you. I voted anyway and while some wonder why she is still there it has to be noted that she has vocal fans, she has tried very hard and done more difficult moves than some of the other skaters and she had to put up with the biased, unprofessional and vicious Johnny Weir week after week. And it is very hard to get yourself back together after a later in life birth – given the fact that she now has real love in her life and is living in the public eye – IMO, she can cry, laugh, yell and joke all she wants!

    • vilzvet says:

      Off topic, but I caught some of that football game last night…I am amazed at the absolute freezing conditions many of these games are played in, and the thousands of people who seem to actually enjoy attending! There was snow coming down on many of the fields this weekend. Would any of you go if you had a ticket? I would much rather watch in a nice warm living room.

      • Adgirl says:

        That was nutz. They had to chip the eats out of the ice. No wonder Farve was injured when his head hit the ground. Brutal.

      • Buffywood says:

        Lol.. Eagles season ticket holder here and until my son was born I dind’t miss a home game in the 9 years I’ve had tickets.

        I will be at the Jan 2nd game when the Eagles host the Cowgirls. We usually get down there around 8 AM for the tailgate.

      • kotagirl29 says:

        I would go to a game in a heart-beat. When you are watching a good game you get caught in the moment and you don’t even notice the cold.

        The Patriots/Packers game Sunday is a great example of a game that would keep you from noticing the cold. With that much action you would be going nuts the entire time.

        • vilzvet says:

          I guess as long as you’re bundled head to toe it’s okay. The tailgates sound like a blast. At a Jets game a few weeks ago there was a pig roast contest; my brother went and said it was a blast.

  9. vilzvet says:

    Caught these comments on the dlisted site, hilarious!:

    Submitted by Inflatuated on Sat, 12/18/2010 – 12:41am.
    Submitted by Mrs. Voorhees on Fri, 12/17/2010 – 5:43pm.

    “Camille’s sing-song baby voice and wide-eyed innocent little girl expressions make me want to rent a wood-chipper.
    ____________________
    No need to rent. I own a wood chipper and you are welcome to use it provided you invite both Camille “Fullyfake” Grammer and Allison “Psycho dubious Psychic” Dbunked to assist you with your, uhm, wood chipping chores…did I mention I’m ready able and willing to assist you in your, uhm, task?

    Seriously, this needs to get done like quickly. Camille is sucking up a lot of oxygen that clearly is not making it to her brain. As attested to by her rapidly deflating lizard face. She is definitely a sight that makes eyes sore.”

    • Blue Sky says:

      Hilarious, and I’m understanding the urge to get the wood chipper revved up for psyco babble Allison & Camille. Wouldn’t Kelsey be happy if that ever really happened?! ; )

  10. error 404 says:

    good morning all. I was up late trying to view that 300 year red moon thingy, so I’m extra cranky today form lack of sleep. LOL

    Tabitha: love this show! It’s always so interesting.

    The dead-beat stylist’s name was Jannice. Not Janice, or Jenine or anything ‘normal” you’ve heard before. “Jan” as in Jan Brady + “nice” as in the town in southern france. Jan-nice. Ugh. Pet peeve #467 is weird spellings or conjunctions of names.

    RHoAt: as far as I know, Kim’s blog is still up. She tries to be all hard and pit-bullish but jsut comes off as stupid. Big surprise, right? Bitch please!

    1. If you can’t tell the difference between Cyn’s realistic wigs and that cheap hooker dish rag you wear on your head, you’re as dumb as you look.
    2. So, BP wasn’t “married” because his wife was staying in another state at the time he was @#ing you, so you weren’t sleeping with a “married man”? WTF and you have the nerve to call out Phae on her shoddy baby math? White trash, you put the po back in hy-po-crit!
    3. You not being able to sing and you selling 80,000 itunes aren’t mutually inclusive. We know it, and you know it, so stop frontin.

    • HD says:

      Error404 is on fire again today! I love it. Let me go read the blog.

    • HD says:

      Well what more can I add to that but…BAM!

      (I woke up at 1:43 am and tried to will myself to stay up. I couldn’t. Did you see it?)

      • error 404 says:

        I think so. LOL

        Around 2:00ish the moon was still white and full, the sky gray.

        Around 3:00ish the moon was no where to be seen and the sky was all a weird pinkish hue, like in a sci-fi movie.

        • Blue Sky says:

          Error, it was worth getting up to look at. The moon had that coppery red hue, as it progressed. Best eclipse I’ve ever seen, & my husband got some good pictures of it too!

    • Adgirl says:

      On her blog Kim called out Phaedra saying her baby was 7 lb 23 oz baby.

      I must be a floozy hooker inside because I still like Kim. She crashes around from one Kim made disaster to another. She’s like a huge teenage Jessica Wabbit.

    • Adgirl says:

      Error, you crack me up!!! Love your comments.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Calling Kim Z whitetrash is an insult to styrofoam everywhere. She is just trash! But she’s entertaining trash! I have to tune in just to see what crap she is going to pull next. She is mindless entertainment at its best.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        LMAO
        “Calling Kim Z whitetrash is an insult to styrofoam everywhere. She is just trash!” – That was awesome and must use again! Thanks! ;)

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      on fire error…love it :)

    • JazzNightOut says:

      “hooker dish rag” = blog gold medal!

    • LynnnSoCal says:

      Error I wish I had your quick, rapier, wit. I don’t, so I relish your comments. Almost always exactly what I’d love to say!

  11. Adgirl says:

    Wow Quincy, Great blog. When do you sleep?? I can’t say enough about Had Enough and HD’s always wonderful comments!!
    I am up early today because I had a headache and I thought I heard my cat yowling outside. So I got up in the dark (it’s 6:30 AM here in CA).
    Did anyone else see the eclipse? Very impressive. The clouds opened up and there it was!

    I don’t watch Tabatha but I found the write up interesting. Sounds exactly like Kitchen Nightmares with hair, minus the moldy food in the fridge.

    Bethenny, I do love you. But please stop whining. You sound tired and over scheduled. But you are the person who agrees to these projects, right?
    Yesterday there was an article that claimed you hated doing this new season of RHNY. We don’t want to hear that. We made you famous by “getting” you and taking your side. We watched your new series and are keeping you on SWTS. If you had a contract to appear on X number of RH shows this year shut up. You made 4 million dollars last year. I am laid off. Oops, could you tell that by how often I post of this board? Well I am getting a job and won’t be here to prop you up anymore so stop bitching about being too busy. I will be busy too but no 4 million in my bank account.

    Thanks for the blogs Quincy.

    I had to hunt down someone who copied her rant before it was deleted.
    Here is a link to Camille’s deleted Bravo blog:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Zxngc220r60J:realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/blog/2010/12/18/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-camille-grammer-apologizes-but-still-sticks-with-her-friends/+Camille+Grammer,+Dec+2010,+Point+of+No+Return,+page+2&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    • HD says:

      Thank you so much, Adgirl! I love your insight too!

      I am loving that you posted this link to the “lost” blog. LOL! I read it while it was on Bravo and it only reinforced my belief that Camille is delusional. “She tried to be a good hostess” Major eye rollage! Camillie is a few fries short of a happy meal!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Please, delusional doesn’t even come close to describing her – good hostess? cautiously optimistic? attacked in her own home? IMO we should keep her blog and she should disappear (in my best baby talking, eyerolling, hair patting, bug eyed imitation)!

    • Mama says:

      Thank you for posting the link to the blog! I found it interesting how Camille said her ‘friend’ can be a little blunt when she drinks too much then proceeds to serve everyone strong drinks in quart-sized glasses!

      I have to add that even on Tabatha’s show there has been moldy food in the fridge!

      And regarding Bethenny I think a lot of mothers can get overwhelmed now and again. I know I have dissolved in tears for reasons not readily apparent to those around me and I think she may have had one of those moments. I don’t really feel I can say anyone has more on their plate than the next person as we never really know what burdens someone is carrying.

      I love the recaps (always do) and the opportunity I have to express my opinions and read the opinions of a whole lot of smart, witty people.

  12. boston02127 says:

    Quincy—Thank you for the great blog. I enjoy your recaps very much.

  13. Adgirl says:

    Here is charming exerpt from Camille’s blog. Did she watch the same show we did??

    “I worked hard at being a good hostess to the housewives, most of who had never been to my home before. The party was going fairly well until Kyle [Richards] walked in with her friend. I just felt something was off when I greeted her friend and welcomed her into my home. I’m not sure if it was because she wouldn’t look me in the eye or if it was just a change in the energy of the room. As the night progressed, it became obvious she wasn’t there for the food and sparkling dinner conversation. It appeared that she was stalking the perimeter of the conversation, just waiting for her chance to pounce. When she found her opportunity she kept antagonizing my guests and stirring the pot.

    Finally Allison [Dubois] had justifiably had enough. She felt the need to defend me as well as herself. She is a fiercely loyal protective friend and no shrinking violet. For this I am grateful and I appreciate and love her dearly. Unfortunately we had reached the point of no return. The whole night started to resemble a freight train out of control.

    I was deeply hurt, surprised and disappointed. I felt so ambushed in my own home. After the other ladies left I talked with my friends about the evening’s events. We were all shell-shocked and I said some things I wish I had not said.”

    • Cusi77 says:

      Adgirl_ I read it and I sent a comment that didn’t make it (a surprise? NOT)

      It was something like this:

      “Camille I do think you were ambushed. Ambushed by your soon to be ex-husband when he agreed that it was time for you to be be your own woman, knowing you will show your antics on National TV for the whole world to watch!”

      • Mama says:

        I thought about that too. Kelsey has really benefited from Camille’s (I believe 100% accurate) portrayal on the show. He looks less the heel and more the escapee!

    • TLM says:

      She worked hard at being a good hostess? Really? Camille’s friend attempted to humiliate Kyle, made two obscene gestures at the table and shouted at Kyle that she was nothing. And Camille did nothing but sit there and smirk.

      “Stalking the perimeter of the conversation, just waiting for her chance to pounce. When she found her opportunity she kept antagonizing my guests and stirring the pot” sounds like the perfect definition of what Allison did. But in Cuckoo Camille’s mind, the person who did all those things was Faye. Faye, who sat there quietly even as Camille said to no one in particular at the dinner table, “Who is Faye? I don’t know Faye.”

      Camille then attempted to humiliate Faye. She drove her guests out of her house and then slandered one of them. And Camille felt ambushed?

      • vilzvet says:

        Camille has tried desperately to spin what we ALL saw, and you gave a perfect summary. I also don’t like how when they all first went in to sit down she announced right away that Allison and DeeDee My Hairdresser were her “guests of honor” and the BH ladies were not and could sit “anywhere”. Sheesh!

  14. Cusi77 says:

    Quincy, Thank you so much for this great recap! Shapeau!

    Good Morning everyone!

    I am leaving to spend Christmas with my Family in Mexico. My Granddaughters, Frida (5) and Daniela (3) called me last night to know if I can get there “faster” LOL!

    ***Since more and more “older people” are texting and tweeting,
    there appears to be a need for a STC (Senior Texting Code).

    ATD: At The Doctor’s

    BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

    BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth

    CBM: Covered By Medicare

    CUATSC: See You At The Senior Center

    DWI: Driving While Incontinent

    FWB: Friend With Beta Blockers

    FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

    FYI: Found Your Insulin

    GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!

    GHA: Got Heartburn Again

    HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement

    IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?

    LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out

    LOL: Living On Lipitor

    LWO: Lawrence Welk’s On

    OMMR: On My Massage Recliner

    OMSG: Oh My! Sorry, Gas.

    ROFL… CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing… And Can’t Get Up

    SGGP: Sorry, Gotta Go Poop

    TTYL: Talk To You Louder

    WAITT: Who Am I Talking To?

    WTFA: Wet The Furniture Again

    WTP: Where’s The Prunes?

    WWNO: Walker Wheels Need Oil

  15. error 404 says:

    The Art of War: who’s on first?

    The catalyst: Camille says Kyle said something, Kyle says she didn’t. Adrienne and Taylor are silent, Kim and Lisa defend Kyle. Camille 0. Kyle 2.

    The confrontation: Camille confronts Kyle in a NYC eatery, and Kyle blows up. Adrienne isn’t there. Lisa and Kim say Camille was out of control, and Taylor admits to fueling the fire. Camille 0. Kyle 3.

    The ambush: Camille and Kyle meet for a summit, each with a back-up friend. Camille says she was a good host but Faye attacked everyone. Kyle says Allison is wack-a-doodle-do. Adrienne says Camille is a bad host. Taylor, Lisa and Kim all say Allison is coo-coo for coco puffs. Camille 0. Kyle 4.

    Tally to date: Camille 0. Kyle 9.

    Or in other words, Kyle has the entire cast all on her side.

  16. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    @ Quincy just wanted to say I loved your Art of War Blog on the BH Wives.

    • Cusi77 says:

      NOOOOO! Who is the father?

    • Adgirl says:

      I can’t believe this! When was the show filmed? Gregg was already hiding in the basement. And that football guy didn’t last long either. And she just got lipo on her stomach too.

      I am skeptical. If it’s true I will be very disappointed in her. How will she care for her baby if she’s running around giving all of Atlanta hell?

      • HD says:

        STOP THE BLANKETY-BLANK-BLANK PRESSES!!!

        Girl this is the scoop of the season!!! Gurrrrrrrrrllllllllllllllll I am doing a MAJOR NECK ROLL RIGHT NOW!!!

        I gotta read it again!!!

      • HD says:

        Adgirl I am cracking up at the “she just got lipo”. I know how you meant it but it just sounded funny! Like darn, she just got lipo. (Although I know that is not how you meant it. lol)

        Also when she did that the nurse said, “your pregnancy test is negative” but I am guessing that was so long ago. Girl, I don’t know what to say!

        • quincyil says:

          Kim and Nene at the same time? Really?

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          “MAJOR NECK ROLL RIGHT NOW!!!”

          You are cracking me up! Every once in a while you post just a single sentence made up of only 4-5 words and you ALWAYS perfectly convey emotion and paint a picture.

          You really are a very talented writer.

          The Hemingway of the Housewives

    • knocknoc says:

      Hey, somebody better tell Kandi to
      begin writing a new rap song about
      the explosion of the peaches or some
      thing like that…….to let all of Atlanta
      know about the “Leaky baby news”.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Straight from NeNe’s fingertips to Twitter.

      @NeNeLeakes
      NeNe Leakes
      PREGNANT? I’ve said it b4 & I’ll say it AGAIN…I WON’T B HAVIN A CHILD WIT NO MAN! SHOP IS CLOSED! WRONG HOUSEWIFE

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      As Nene herself would say….”Messy!” LOL

      She’s in the middle of a ‘divorce’, and now this blessing comes along. Could this be what keeps her marriage together if its Greg, or what frees her to be with her ‘baby daddy’, “if he is who he say he is” LOL

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Just read Kotagirl’s reprint of Nene’s tweet denying it. GOOD!! Babies aren’t like LV or Gucci. Just because Kim, trapped a gullible football player, I mean got pregnant, shouldn’t make it contagious.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      Are you freakin kidding me!!! Never a dull moment with our RHOA

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Say what?!!!!!! Wow wee, if true, this is just …. no words.

  17. TLM says:

    @Adgirl, I am laid off as well (hence my extensive knowlege and analysis of Bravo shows). One hopes Bethenny will either gain some perspective, or head back to the psychologist she went to in BGM. Her life is pretty darn good.

    @Error, I actually wrote to Angel of Salon Vendome last night. I was incensed by Janiece and her cavalier attitude. She stiffed these people for $6K and she has the nerve to call Jack and tell him how great she’s doing? I hope they take her ass to small claims court. To me, she might as well have stolen that money from the salon’s bank account or cash register. It is money that could go to buying equipment or paying bonuses to employees who actually do their job.

  18. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Interesting episode of Takeover last night. The only glaring oversight was the 5 owners should have been made to take a Business Management course, an Accounting 101 seminar, and meet with a successful salon owner who could help them impliment a business plan to keep them on track for the next few years. The heavy set bearded guy they called the owner had 30yrs experience and some of the other owners had 15-20yrs under belt yet no one had a clue how to run a salon. This surprised me coming from a bunch of booth renters who by definition are self employed. With no plan in place they are doomed to falling back into their old habits and letting the salon fall apart…again.

  19. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @TLM, yes Janiece did “rob” them of the booth rent but employees will not suffer a loss of bonuses because they have no employees on salary. Everyone is a booth renter, self employed, and file schedule “C” tax returns. The loss of $6000 dollars means delays in maintenance which affect the customers.

    • TLM says:

      However you want to look at it, she left owing the business money, and it was money that could have benefitted the business instead of to this freeloading dingbat. That was my only point.

      • Blue Sky says:

        They should have fire her from the first time she couldn’t pay the rent. That’s good business management, you don’t put someone in the booth that doesn’t pay! Plus, they could have had someone renting the booth that was able to pay, and then maybe it would have been possible to afford to pay a receptionist.

  20. vilzvet says:

    FYI, was looking up a recipe on Rachael Ray’s site and caught that the BH girls are going to be on this Thursday.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Darn! I will be out!

    • quincyil says:

      Hmmm… What network is Rachel Ray on?

      • quincyil says:

        NBC… I have my 79 year old mother recording this so I will go to her house and take notes for tomorrow’s blog. If Camille is there, there may be fireworks.

        • vilzvet says:

          I took a look at the picture, they are all present and accounted for. But no, Kyle was not sitting next to Camille.

          • Adgirl says:

            Q I can’t believe you are subjecting your 79 yr old mother to this crap, even if it is the BH ladies! How long before your mom starts reminding you about how ladies acted in the good old days?

            • quincyil says:

              LOL…. I told her a friend who was 38 and was never asked out on a date had asked me if she should go to a doctor because she wants to have a baby. I told my friend to do it because she should have a child to love as she is a wonderful person. My mom agreed… she’s knitting baby clothes and is going to help me with the baby shower. My mom is modern.

  21. quincyil says:

    http://sagwatchdog.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi/read/1030

    Here is the link our board member… California…

    I read that she wondered about her post and then went to the dashboard. Finding that post was like looking for lost keys. It’s on yesterday’s board now so she can take full credit for the find.

    • LynnnSoCal says:

      Hi Quincy, happy you got the link. Interesting reading, well informative anyway. DVR’d both shows, great job as is your style. Thanks

  22. Cusi77 says:

    I need to finish packing.

    I want to let you know Lynn and ALL of you:

    This Blog and your comments have been one of the best things that happen to me in this year! God Bless you all for the laughs, for the intelligent insights, for sharing your lives, thoughts, sorrows… I feel I know you and you have a place deep in my heart!

    Have a warm Xmas and a very happy new year! I would like to mention your names, but they are so many that I am afraid I will miss someone, you all are important to me!

    ((((( HUGS ))))) ((((( Besos ))))) from Cusi!

  23. Butters'Mom says:

    Just wanted to reach out to all those out of work as there seems to be a few. Keep plugging away. It took me five months but I am finally working and at a much better job.(More money too) When one door closes another one opens. Though sometimes it takes awhile. Hang in there!

    • vilzvet says:

      Thanks for the input, am plugging away at this moment…I have only 3 more unemployment checks to go, which stinks.

      • Buffywood says:

        What about the new extension just passed?

        • vilzvet says:

          I’m not sure if that would apply to me, I have to check. I was one of the 26-weekers. Ooh, let me go investigate. Thanks for the heads-up.

          • Adgirl says:

            I have 1 more week. Nad everytime they send me something it says something different. There is no one to talk to about it so I cross my fingers.
            I’ve been paying into the fund since I was 14 so I don’t feel bad collecting – but I do wish I knew if I have to move into my car soon.

            • vilzvet says:

              Guess I could SELL my car if I have to, but I have already told my son it’s going to be his first car in about 2 years….oh well. Let me know Adgirl if next week is also your last check, probably the same for me.

              • Adgirl says:

                CA Employment Dev Dept is so screwed up. My claim form said I had $3000 in my account and the next week I got a notice that my ckaim expired, In the same mail was an appeal form. Also in the SAME mail was an extention with a completely different $ in my account. The next day I got 2 claim forms for the same period.
                WTF.
                I gave up and just let them figure it out.

            • MSU Chicago says:

              Check your State’s Unemployment site. There should be something about the extension. My friend has been on unemployment since June 2009, her benefits were suppose to stop in November, but they have been extended. I believe this is her second extension.

              I would imagine that if you would have the choice to work or collect unemployment, you would choose to work. Unemployment doesn’t pay the bills. The payments are paltry. I was laid off a week ago. At least my layoff is temporary, but am I happy about it, not so much.

              I empathize with anyone on unemployment. Your situation will get better. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.

    • California35 says:

      Thanks Butters’Mom,
      That is what I tell myself when I feel so stressed at work…that I least I have one…and I should try harder so I can continue having a job.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      The next door doesn’t open until the One who loves you is ready to show you his/her gift. Has to be perfect for you.

  24. Butters'Mom says:

    Vilzvet – that sucks. Will the recent extension that was voted on apply to you? I will say a prayer for you and will be thinking about you.

    • vilzvet says:

      I’m so confused, I really don’t know. According to my account I have only enough funds to get one more payment next week. Maybe I have to renew my claim at that time. I’ll have to call them and see what they say.

  25. TEB says:

    I don’t think Bethenny would have made it to the finals if the judges hadn’t been so rude and unprofessional. Her fans voted in droves b/c we were so outraged by the judges behavior to her. Had they been as nice to her as they were to Sean Young and the rocker dude- then she would not have made it. Just my thoughts.

    • TLM says:

      Maybe there was a backlash, but even if the judges had been nice in their comments, her scores would still have been lower than the other contestants. So her telling the fans, “You guys will vote us through” would still likely have applied. I think Bethenny ramped things up by repeating over & over that she didn’t care what the judges thought, she cared about what the FANS thought. As Kim Zolciak would say, “Whatever…keep it movin’.”

    • California35 says:

      Could be, she has a lot of fans…and we were not happy with the way she was treated.

  26. California35 says:

    Quincy,

    Great blogs as always :-)

    I wrote last night….
    Mentors, my review is tomorrow. Changing the massage for tomorrow night turned out to be better, I will need it more than las Saturday

    I didnt think I will get it before the Holidays because I was not allowed to take time off, AND I need to cover for someone for two weeks. In other words, if I would hear something negative on my review, I wouldn’t hear it until after the Holidays. Maybe that should give me some hope, because maybe I won’t hear something negative.

    Its a new day, and although I am still very worry….I feel better about it….it won’t be the end of the word. I will take in everything my boss says, and will stay cool. Should I have to say something, I will until after he is done or if he asks me before he is done. I will be fine. . . please please California35 be fine :-(

    … Capricorn – Here is your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, December 21

    You need to avoid the temptation to go ballistic at the smallest insult — it’s just part of the way you’re reacting to social input. If you keep your cool, you should be able to get a lot farther with people.

    • TLM says:

      I will take in everything my boss says, and will stay cool. << I think that is definitely the right attitude for a review! Good luck!!!

      • California35 says:

        Thank you TLM – I do need to keep that attitude…not feel sorry for myself because I might cry…not hate because….I might cry :-P….I will take a deep breath.

        I LOVE your shoe! I have a pair of those :-)

        • HD says:

          Anticipation is often times worse than the actual event. I cannot imagine you hearing anything bad at your review. Just think positively, send good energy out into the world and whatever is said remain cool, calm and collected. Never let them see you sweat. As a good friend once told me, courage is not the absence of fear, courage is facing it. :) You will be fine.

          • California35 says:

            Thanks HD…

            I will keep that in mind…I have so much to do today…and will focus on the work and having positive thoughts. I will stay away from here all day…but I really wanted to get other’s opinions about my review…to really keep the positive attitude.

            Thank you and those who helped :-)

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              @california 35-
              Slightly OT but hopefully relevant:

              When I was in High School Biology, I will never forget looking at an amoeba under the microscope.

              I remember the teacher telling us to gently nudge the amoeba with a pencil.
              The pencil lead looked massive, like a tank next to the little one celled amoeba.

              The teacher called the pencil a stimulus and I watched as the amoeba began to push itself away from the pencil lead.

              Whichever way you poked the amoeba it would react by going in the opposite direction of the lead.

              I will never forget the teacher saying, Humans have evolved, we are not amoebas, we do not have to react to the stimulus, as we have the brain power to determine our own course rather than moving where the stimulus pushes us.

              my first aha moment in life.

              Whenever I find myself in an uncomfortable situation, the image of that amoeba moving away from the pencil always flashes in my brain.

              you are not an amoeba- you determine your own outcome in your life.

              Good luck today- I wish you all the very best- and whatever comes your way, it is meant for your higher good.

              • California35 says:

                That is a GREAT way of looking at it….I am glad I came back to read this….THANK YOU!!!

              • Kat says:

                I am like the amoeba. Escape seems valid.

              • TLM says:

                I remember the amoeba experiment too, but I took something else away from it.

                I think sometimes we stay in bad situations out of fear, and interact with toxic people when it’s just so obvious life would be better moving on. Even a one-celled animal reacts to an irritant by moving away, not staying there out of some rationalization like we supposedly evolved creatures do.

                Trust your gut. We could learn a lot from an amoeba.

        • Blue Sky says:

          Good luck California35. Here’s something I do to focus & remain calm: press your thumb & the 2 fingers next to your thumb together, the slight pressure allows you to focus better. I also say in my mind “everything will be ok, safe ___” Fill in the blank, as “it’s ok, the review will go fine.” Or when I’m driving, “safe trip, no problems.” It really works for me. Stay positive, your review is your chance to discuss with your boss how things are going from your side too, that is if your boss is open to that. Sending positive vibes to you (((California35)))!

          • JazzNightOut says:

            Love the way you think, Blue Sky.

            • Blue Sky says:

              Thanks Jazz, it’s taken lots of years to deal with anxiety, anxiety attacks, etc especially when I was younger. That focus technique is something you might learn from yoga, never from modern medicine, & it works better than anything for me. Deep breathing helps too. If you want to fall asleep (something that can be hard for me) eat a little sugar, or a banana, just enough sugar to make you sleepy. Now that I’m older, I eat lunch & fall asleep lol.

    • Debbie says:

      Oh great, I’m a Capricorn. December 31st 19??

    • Adgirl says:

      @ California35. Saying a prayer for you girl! Stay cool.
      God has a plan for you and it doesn’t include freaking out over these people. Maybe the plan is for you to get prepared for new exciting professional experience that you would never consider unless you hated your work environment.

  27. Sparkles says:

    I just read on MediaTakeout.com that Nene is pregnant.

  28. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @TLM, I understand the points you were making. However, you were adding elements that did not exist. I wanted to clarify what was true and what was false in your comments. Nothing personal, just the facts. You had a good argument until you made up a few “facts”. Janiece robbed the 5 owners of $1200 each just like a thief reaching into their wallets. When all is said and done they will claim a loss on their tax returns = to a bounced check. The only good thing is they are no longer losing money from that occupied chair.

    • quincyil says:

      I am not a salon owner, a lawyer or accountant, but I do know that you can’t get blood out of a turnip. Try getting the Salahis, the Curtins, or the Whitfields to pay a court judgement.

    • error 404 says:

      the whole thing was weird. I agree that Jan-not-so-nice was not an “employee” but that little “fact” didn’t stop the stupid bitch from moaning on and on about “I’m going to lose my job!”. What job? You sit on your ass gossiping in someone else’s store for free! Last time I checked, that’s called “loitering”.

    • TLM says:

      I didn’t make anything up. Just said that, speaking for *myself*, to *me*, what she did is tantamount to stealing. It’s all well and fine that the others can claim a loss on their tax returns, but I don’t think that makes it ok. What this woman did was unethical. She didn’t pay what was owed and shrugged it off. She was willing to continue to stiff her business partners indefinitely. I am glad they kicked her to the curb and simply believe they should take her to court to get what’s owed. I think the fact that they aren’t doing that also sends a bad message to other would-be leeches like this. If Janiece has a great new job, then I’m sure she can find a way to pay $100 a week toward the debt.

      • Blue Sky says:

        The other owners were too nice to her, they actually were hurting themselves, and even her, by not either firing her or training her (which looked impossible from what I saw on the show) to get better. Just for the way she was talking, the negativity & gossip she deserved to be fired, as it polluted the work environment. IMO Jan not so nice (good one error) will never pay back the money because she knows they are “too nice” to go after her in small claims court.

  29. quincyil says:

    Just a reminder. A few days ago, someone mentioned that Andy Cohen’s facebook page is taking questions for the reuinion of BH. I have a feeling that the publicists of those ladies are not going to allow Bravo free reign and Camille will not get the Jill Zarin treatment.

    • error 404 says:

      I truly admire anyone who can send in a serious, kindly worded inquiry. Any attempts I would make would be futile. How many times can you type “WHY DO YOU INSIST ON SUBJECTING US TO PSYCHO SCUM BAGS! ONE EVEN ASSAULTED YOU ON CAMERA YOU SELF-HATING MORON!” before restraining orders are in place.

      Still, the poor guy does does have to sift thru 10,563, 987 emails all asking “Have any of the ladies had cosmetic surgery?”.

      • quincyil says:

        rotfl… I bet there are at least than many questions on plastic surgery. I’d like to know about Camille and the Saudi prince. It could be a simple question like, “Do you have a stamp on your passport from Saudi Arabia?” Few American women go there on summer break.

      • vilzvet says:

        error that is the Question of the Year!

    • kotagirl29 says:

      What kills me is she has the nerve to say she didn’t want to do the show and it was all his idea. Now that she outted her horrible personality she is going to blame someone else.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        So she is a private person – yet her husband had to “lobby” to get her on RHBH? And he did this so he could cheat on her – excuse me? You didn’t want to go to NYC – maybe if you had inconvenienced yourself and went your husband would still be your husband. She is a victim of her own choices!

    • error 404 says:

      Camille, you lying sack of shit. You said point blank on the show that you had no intention of moving to NYC. You even blamed the weather (yes, it’s everyone and everything’s fault but your own!). Now all of a sudden you were forced to stay in CA because your hubby made you do a show? Puh-lease!

      Loved the “friends” comment though, comedy gold! I can only assume that the dust she expects to settle is when she stops ruthlessly attacking her “best friend” in the press.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        LOL Thanks Error. Your opening statement reminded me of SNL’s Akroyd and it felt like “Camille you ignorant slut!” LOL
        You seem to be on fire today. I hope all is well with you and your anger is over the HW bs.

  30. Wall St Lady says:

    Hummm
    I think Kesley wanted the world to see what/how he suffered living w/Camille for the past 12 years. He knew that even if he publicly cheated; to get away from her, was his goal.
    He believed the public would have sympathy for him after seeing her evil on HW. He KNEW her evil would show.
    Even if she helped him get through “drugs”she had an ulterior motive, like many a nurse,butler or lawyer has done for a wealthy charge to obtain some of that wealth.
    Last Chesley is willing to give up 1/2 his wealth to get rid of Camille.
    Camille,with her,”He who doesn’t loose their temper wins” makes my stomach nauseous. She doesn’t loose her temper because she has no passion to loose. She has no passion for people and her only goal is to win by disregarding the passion of all her “opponents”.

    Camille is a Chameleon,a cold bloodless reptile.

    From now on I will call her
    “The C word”
    Chameleon or
    The Reptile

    As for Allison
    Magician
    Sorocer not Spiritulalist
    Psycho not psychic
    Vermin not Visionist
    Any one have some better names ?

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Camille is cold-blooded like a reptile
      I look and vomit projectile
      Her face is frozen
      Her eyes open wide
      Its really no wonder
      Kelsey found some on the side.

    • quincyil says:

      Soothsayer, Member of the 16th Century Medici family, Medusa, Sirens, Shesha (Hindu,) and Catherine the Great of Russia

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      yes- Kelsey really trumped her by “encouraging” her to do this show didn’t he?

      If TheCWord was READING The Art of War, best believe Kelsey MEMORIZED it.

      Also agree 110% about the drugs- she saw an opportunity in his addiction and used it to gain an advantage with him psychologically. (you can’t do it without me…I keep you sober.)

      Allsion the Ass-aholic?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I do not care for Kelsey Grammar. I do not care for his soon to be exwife. They do what they do and get what they get because they are both borish and self centered. Sorry but I wouldn’t clap for either of them.

  31. Had Enough! says:

    A tidbit about the NYC launch of the joory line of Jill’s Trained Sasquatch:

    http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1606787.php/Kelly-Killoren-Bensimon-s-X-Rated-Party-kicks-off-jewelry-line

    Bonus intel: Jill Zarin allegedly was making a spectacle of herself standing at the jewelry case yelling for a “sales girl” to assist her. Noticeably absent was Countess Luann De Lesseps from the event.

    • quincyil says:

      No….. not classy Jill Zarin…

      • Had Enough! says:

        and somehow, I’ll bet that when a sales clerk came over to helpher, the first thing La Zarin, the Entitled One, did was to whine for a discount …. or a freebie …

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sonja just looks so like she wants to be somewhere else! Guessing filming with Kelly isn’t fun for her either…..

  32. sydney says:

    http://stoopidhousewives.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/dr-paul-nassif-on-ratemds-wall-of-shame/

    ***Scroll down for a “before” pix of Adrienne Maloof… so sad that she ruined her face with implants as she was a natural-looking beauty. Natural-looking in that her plastic surgery was so good she didn’t have that overly-done face/nose/cheeks/lips…..you know what I mean…..that typical Housewive franchise look.

    • quincyil says:

      I think insurance companies are correct when they question rhinoplasty claims. I know of many Iranians who have had the surgery and claimed they were injured in car accidents or were hit by doors in order to get the cosmetic surgery free. Just recently a young girl had tape over her nose and she told me it was a car accident. When you use your seat belt, it’s kinda tough to hit your nose with the steering wheel. Frankly, I don’t believe them anymore.

      • T-Rex says:

        I was watching a show about Plastic Surgery gone bad, on I think Showtimen and Adrienne’s husband Dr. Nasif was on there as someone who helped people correct really awful Plastic Surgery foul-ups. This was filmed a few years ago.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        My friend from Iraq had her nose broken by her husband. More than once. Just sayin…

  33. Adgirl says:

    Seriously, I think we have enough characters and material to launch an annual LynnFam + RCH Housewives Award Show (Virtual).

    Just like the Academy Awards there will be a submission for best of … Best Cat Fight, Best Insult, Worst Song or Product, Worst Hair Extensions, Most Relentless Self Promotion, Least Believable Lie, Most Disgusting Husband etc.

    We can also sumit our favorite blog entry.

    Then we can vote and award virtual trophies!
    Like the Irving Thalberg Lifetime Achievement Award we will offer the coveted Jill Zarin Hall of Shame award.

    What do you guys think? Are you in??

  34. Had Enough! says:

    Re-run of the Fashion Show w/ ho’wives on. First time I’ve seen it. Good lord, what happened to the stunning, naturally beautiful Iman? She looks awful, and accentuated by makeup that is so very not flattering to her. She looks like a demon, right out of the Exorcist.

    Speaking of lousy make-up, why does Phaedra insist on that slash of bright white eyeshadow? It looks horrid.

  35. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    This is an animated parody video of Bethenny, Jill and Kelly. lol

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20452448,00.html

  36. Wall St Lady says:

    Quincy
    Medusa ! That’s Allisons name. She has snakes for hair.
    Love it !

    • Adgirl says:

      Or Gorgon. When you looked at the Gorgon you turned to stone.

      • quincyil says:

        There have always been people who claimed to tell the future like Allison. Do I believe that she knows when Kyle will die and what will happen to Kyle’s family. Absolutely not.

        • Adgirl says:

          Unless she is planning to be a perp in a crime.

        • Blue Sky says:

          I was watching the History channel earlier today. There was a show about exorcism, demons, etc. Really doesn’t it seem like Allison had a demon inside her at the dinner party from Hell? Maybe an exorcism would do her a world of good! She was just evil, who says things like “if her children are lost I won’t help find them.” Very scary when she spewed “I know when they will die & what will happen to their families.” Whatever Allison psycho bitch just go away & never come back. She scares me, I would have run, I mean sprinted away from that dinner table!!

        • twoile says:

          Quincy you certainly don’t need my laudits & praises but I want to add to the “board’s” & say you’ve certainly outdone your talented self with these offerings on behalf of Lynn. TX to you both & have a wonderful holiday.

  37. Wall St Lady says:

    Way upthread w/skate comments. Had Enough reminded us : Bethany. She speaks from the heart. There is no filter in Bethany’s brain.
    I hope Miss B doesn’t grow up to b Martha Stewart’s twin. Both grew up having to use a machete to clear the jungle. I hope Jason helps Miss B to know 1st & foremost she is safe &loved.I also pray she finds her true self
    worth/identity in family values and her many contributions to health & beauty.

  38. quincyil says:

    Our Rachel Ray had a Mad Men actress, not BH housewives. Perhaps, they are time delayed.

    I did enjoy the audience clapping for garlic though.

  39. Wall St Lady says:

    Adgirl says:

    December 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves!
    But at night
    the men
    would
    Lay their $$$ down

    Love that song !

  40. TLM says:

    Gummi bears! Jelly beans! Lollipops! Kelly gets an intervention. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8FOr3PaeFs&feature=related

  41. mariareads says:

    Hey all! I have been MIA getting ready for Christmas which I put off completely during the saga of the questionable mammogram. Long story short: there is something there. Doc thinks it’s a lymph node or something else benign. She brought me back to the room where she reads all of the stuff and showed me that this thing is on my 2005 mammogram but I was a LOT thinner then and she had to manipulate the x-ray to pull it forward. It’s very close to the chest wall. They want me back in 6 months but in the meantime I’m going to a breast surgeon for a 2nd opinion. Thanks for ALL Of you who have been so kind to me when I was terrified. I can’t thank you enough. ~ OK, as for Bethenny I’m going to throw this out as one way of looking at things. This woman told us she basically grew up with insanity swirling around her. No family life. No stability. Maybe she is completely in love with the little family she has created and has some big issues being away from her husband and child. I do agree, however, that if you accept a job you just ‘get her done’ and shut the hell up. Still, I think this is a huge psychological issue with her. ~
    As for RHOA I have to say that Kim cracks me up. She is such a wise guy and she comes out with some of the funniest lines on that show. Phaedra cracks me up too.
    Her delusion is second only to her ability to lie like OJ. I tried to watch WWHL but those 2 con artists turn my stomach. There are things so not right about those 2.
    ~RHBH was LUNACY! I tried to post a comment on Camille’s blog on Bravo but am fairly sure it didn’t get posted. She’s a dreadful, mean and miserable woman who is getting what she deserves. She’s also a liar. I went to the site linked here with her “soft core porn” flick. Uh, didn’t look so light and airy to me. Posing for Playboy is tame compared to the romp and ruckus she and some guy were wallowing in.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Hi @mariareads!

      I’m SO glad you posted! Was slightly worried when we didn’t hear back from you, it sounds like a little scare but that the doc has a handle on the situation.

      Missed you- welcome back!

    • AZ Girl says:

      Welcome back. I am sure all will be well. Relax and enjoy the Christmas spirit here.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      WB

      I am glad whatever is there appears to be benign. I hope that provides you with some relief before we start the holidays.

  42. T-Rex says:

    Regarding the Camilizilla and her divorce, don’t know if anyone posted this yet, but over the weekeend I was watching the Carrie Fisher Standup special on I think HBO or Showtime. She joked that her mother left her “2nd husband by going to do a show on Broadway, that’s how Hollywood folks Divorce their spouses, they head to Broadway” I thought, OMG that is Camilizilla and Mr. Grammer! Also, I think Camilizilla only phoned in her “phoney” apology because she is coming across so poorly on RHBH, makes me think that there may be even more bad stuff coming!

    • quincyil says:

      Carrie has changed over the years. She had a lot of talent as a writer, but drugs and alcohol affected her adversely. The children of Hollywood are so often lost souls.

      • T-Rex says:

        OMG! She looked like a Hobbit in the show, nothing like she did even a few years ago! Electro-shock therapy, too much silicone and botox in her face, but she was really funny! Hit the nail on the head with a lot of stuff. At least she is “real” as is her Mother the great “Debbie Reynolds”, they don’t have fake books on their desk and point to them, they have actually read them and have lives. Camilizilla is a “onehit” wonder, once she is divorced she will go away like all good dinosaurs.

        • aquamarinecandy-083 says:

          Carrie Fisher’s book (Wishful Drinking) is absolutely absurd and hilarious. Each story gets more absurd and zanier as the book goes along.

          • T-Rex says:

            Her “one woman show” for Wishful Drinking is a must see!

            • T-Rex that is too funny, I said the same thing last week!! I could not get over the similarities of what Carrie was saying happened 30-40 years ago and what occurred in the Grammers marriage this year.
              Apparently that was a very common practice in Hollywood, Right?
              I thought the show was hysterical, but at the same time felt a little sad for her, if you know what I mean.

  43. T-Rex says:

    Regarding SWTS, do you think JohnyWeird and Dickwhereismybutton, got the Memo that they better judge a bit more fairly and leave their personal shite at the door because the only reason anyone is watching this season is to see Bethenny!

    • quincyil says:

      Something happened between last week and this week. I doubt that Jill Zarin had a postitive influence over Johnny Weir.

      I see a lot of people are listed ask skating tonight. I guess they need filler while they count the votes for the winner. I think this is a very poor system.

      • T-Rex says:

        I think that the new RHNY coming this season is not going to bode well for JZ! I think JZ is just fearful that no one will watch and was trying to “bring bethenny down” to create some drama. The viewers on SWTS response to Bethenny, regardless of the criticism, and the fact Bethenny only wants to appear on the show based on what her contract requests sounds volumes to me at how bored we are going to be with the new trainwreck of RHNY!

        • iceNfire says:

          Is RHONY filming now? If so I would love to see Jill’s reaction to Bethenny’s victory last night. And should Bethenny actually win…LOL

          • T-Rex says:

            Yes, they are filming RHNY right now, which is one of the reasons Bethenny will only be in 6 of the episodes. That is why no one is blogging about her during the LIVE SWTS. I am sure FoghornJZHorn will have comments during the season. I am sure FoghornJZhorn will say she could have done so much better and they should have chosen her, although she will forget that she told Johnnyweird she was not “fit” enough to do the show! Let’s place bets on that comment!

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      LOLOL Dickwhereismybutton Hahaha I think you are right about that. They thought they were the stars of the show or something. Pffft

  44. Zipit Zarin says:

    Bethenny has a huge fan base in large part because she’s been so visciously attacked by Foghorn and Foghorn did it again by proxy thru Johnny Wierd. I want her to win SWTS to show that mean spirited bitch she will never get one over on Bethenny or her fans. That said, I agree she should stop playing the “I left my family” card.

    SWTS and DWTS IS a popularity contest or they wouldn’t let fans vote. If you want just the skating or dancing skill to be the determiner, don’t have a show that doesn’t have only have judges. Easy peasy. We fans didn’t decide the formula so don’t blame us fans voting for our favorite.

    • TLM says:

      I’m not a fan of Jill’s, but I still can’t blame her for anything Johnny W. said. If you know one thing about Johnny, no one can tell him what to say, or what NOT to say. That cuts both ways, but basically Johnny does and says what he wants to, everything else be damned. I think that, coupled with the many years of his life he has dedicated to skating, make it extremely unlikely that anything he said had anything to do with Jill. I do believe it was based on what he saw on the ice and Bethenny’s reactions to his critiques. One can disagree with his critiques, but I don’t believe they were directed by anyone else. Johnny’s personality is such that if you told him to do one thing, he’d do the opposite just to go his own way.

  45. Zipit Zarin says:

    Since it’s live, if Bethenny wins I hope she says something to Foghorn by proxy to Johnny Weird like…oh, I don’t know. A Bethennyism that kills.

  46. T-Rex says:

    Look, I loved JohnnyWeird when he was competing for the Olympics. IFC did a film regarding his road to the Olympics and I was so in his court! I am a member of PFLAG and my DH and I are advocates for Gay Rights, so we were so glad to see a Skater Finally “OUT” instead of hiding their identity. After watching the BitchyQueen of the Stars on SWTS and noting his affliation with JZ, I totally have changed my opinion of Johnnyweird, but not of other “OUT” skaters!

  47. TLM says:

    Oh Lordy, here we go…I am so glad SWTS will be over after tonight. BTW if anyone on the planet can tell me WTF that opening routine with Johnny Weir was about, please do. There was a cage, and him fake-slapping some other guy, and two girls in grey, to the tune of “I’m gonna find a way to make it without you.” Huh??????

    I guess I wouldn’t give a crap except that for five weeks, Johnny has been imploring competitors to tell them a story. For the life of me, I don’t know what the story was in that performance. Maybe Lori, the choreographer/judge, could tell us.

  48. Wall St Lady says:

    Ok
    I have settled on
    pernicious
    and
    Medusa.
    Those r almost as good as
    Fog Horn or ill
    Ramonacoaster
    M & M Gorilla
    Dungelle
    A$$ley

    (I can only take credit for ill)
    What/who did I forget ?

  49. TLM says:

    Did SWTS run out of money this week that everyone is back to their original costumes? It’s like a bad flashback.

    So sad to see Johnny and Brooke fall, but they still have such incomparable form that to me it doesn’t matter.

    OMFG — “I didn’t leave my husband and baby at home to leave without this trophy”??? AUUUUGHHHHHHHHH!!!! I am so tired of the pattycake twins. It seems half her and Ethan’s choreograhpy was pointing at each other and doing wild arm movements while their feet stay still.

  50. Shannon says:

    Bethenny skated so great. I’m so happy for her. Plus, you know it’s killing Jill. :)

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      That’s the best part. The judges being forced to say positive things. You know they wouldn’t be if the fans hadn’t risen up in protest. :D

  51. TLM says:

    LOL @ Rebecca Budig: “It’s ok Bethenny, you still have 12 jobs.” Snap!!

  52. Zipit Zarin says:

    Six 10’s. I bet they are hoping it makes Bethenny look bad if she wins in spite of that.

  53. Wall St Lady says:

    TLM
    I could not have said it better.
    Johnny emerged from Captain Hooks cage.
    Johnny looked like an evil
    Tinker Bell. The others looked like the Lost boys & Wendy.
    I think they all wanted
    they
    Baby Mama !

  54. Zipit Zarin says:

    Welp, that’s over. I’m actually glad Rebecca won because we’d never hear the end of the whining if she hadn’t. Good job well done Bethenny! Very gracious loser too.

  55. boston02127 says:

    Johnny Weir is discusting. Leave it to that oopa loopa Zarin to be his friend.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      You know, I don’t get the having a “gay husband” thang. I know JW isn’t her gay husband but it reminds me of something that just bugs the heck out of me. It’s like having a tiny dog you carry around in your purse as fashion schtick. I would think a gay man would protest being used like that. It’s disgusting to me but then, I don’t get a lot of Hollywood/New York crappola. And I don’t need a lecture on how gays and hets are friends. This isn’t that in my mind. It’s a freakish affectation and I’m astonished that the “gay husband” would put up with being so used. Look at how Foghorn treated Brad. OMG

      • American Idiot says:

        I always thought they (gay husbands) did it to get some TV time.

      • TLM says:

        There’s a new show on, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys. I tried watching one episode and was bored to death after 10 minutes. I do think, like all relationships, these work because each person is getting something out of it, and when that’s no longer happening, they dissolve. So I don’t know that the men feel they are being “used,” but I can see how people could have that view.

        IIRC though, Brad was quite bossy to Jill, not even telling her details about where her own furniture was when she was paying for the renovation. If I were spending a ton of money, I would have been very pissed at that, or in being cut out of the process. But I think a lot of these relationships work in this fashion. The women lean on the men for support and a non-threatening male relationship, and the men enjoy doling out the advice and sometimes being forceful about it. I think the women are more receptive to that since it isn’t a romantic relationship.

        I also think those friendships work where both people like the same things, just like any other type of friendship. Jill and Brad were both into shopping, design and glitzy events.

  56. Wall St Lady says:

    Congratulations to

    Ethan & Miss B !

    Ethan,Bethany’s “ice husband” and “best friend” is awfully cute. I loved it when Miss B said Jason needed to believe Ethan was gay. Miss B & Ethan certainly made woo pie on the ice. The intimacy of 6 weeks of rehearsal could only be topped by the intimacy of childbirth.
    Yep Miss B has a new best friend.

  57. TLM says:

    So glad Rebecca won. I actually cried after watching their performance last night, and I hope she does continue with skating. If someone had told me she was a professional skater, I would have believed them. She was flawless. Congrats also to Johnny “Big Air” Moseley, who proved he could tackle the ice just as well as he did the slopes, and Brandon Mychal Smith, who was truly captivating to watch. I really missed not seeing him this past week and think he was Rebecca’s biggest threat. I really hope these three will all continue to skate. As a longtime fan of ice skating, I was truly moved by the performances and sheer guts of ALL the competitors to do something this risky and challenging. Nice work!!

  58. Adgirl says:

    Hi peeps!
    Re: Potential IHJZ site First Annual Real Housewives Awards.
    I have found a website I can run the voting platform on. It will require a separate link for each “award” category from this site.
    I think the first thing to for us to settle on 10 or 15 categories and then nominate the candidates.
    I’d like a best conflict category for NY “Scary Island” and BH “Dinner from Hell”. We have to decide if we should go all the way back to NJ season 1 to include “Prostitution Whore”.
    If we go back the beginning then do we go all the way back to season 1 of OC??

    Please give me your feedback – 2010 or all seasons to date?
    Please suggest categories!

    My suggestions:
    “Duchess of Delusion” Which HW’s behavior is most ridiculous in light of the facts?

    “Most Notorious Comment” Which comment outraged you?

    “Biggest Whopper” Lies, lies lies. Which lie is the standout?

    Thanks guys!

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Thanx for doing this Adgirl! I think all seasons so there is more fodder to pick from.

      “Worst Plastic Surgery” (biggest fake lips is too obvious)

      “Most Outrageous Butchery of the English Language” and cite which one LOL

      • Adgirl says:

        Zipit Zarin you are so Machiavellic!!

        • HD says:

          I think all the seasons should be included but either way would probably work.

          If we are doing the year in revue, we can stick with 2010. We certainly have more than enough to work with. Keeping it at 2010 might make things easier.

  59. American Idiot says:

    Glad that SWTS is over. Not really my type of show; I don’t watch DWTS either. I just watched to see Bethenny. The judging /scoring makes no sense to me. Bethenny had her best skate tonight, but viewers did not vote on it. Only on her skate last night was voted on. But the judges scores for tonight’s skate do count. Whatever, I don’t think the show will be back without a total makover, including new judges. JW’s performance tonight was odd. What was the purpose of the other male skater? This show was not JW’s best moment. Also, was it not possible to find a host with an American accent. He was ok, but IDK ,I never really warmed up to him. He always seemed to be shouting. Anyway, not going to miss it at all.

  60. boston02127 says:

    Teresa Giudice & Sis-in-law Melissa Gorga Make Up?
    Plus Danielle Staub Talks NJ Housewives

    http://www.realitytea.com/tag/teresa-giudice/

  61. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER ENGAGEMENT WAS ‘FRAUD’

    http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/69869?cid=RSS

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      “I’m SHOCKED that there is gambling going on here!”

    • HD says:

      I figured as much. It never really made sense because on the show she says to get that stuff out in the open off the top-if you want kids or not. So for her to be engaged to someone and just find out they don’t want kids never made sense to me.

    • TLM says:

      I wonder if she bought the ring for herself??!? Can’t stomach her, but I will say I love that ring and her heart necklace. I’ve always loved heart jewelry.

  62. Rabble Rouser says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Totally OT but I am having a heart attack…

    The two major toys we are getting out DD’s are sold out at Toys R Us. We checked two locations and the third doesn’t even bother to answer there phone. Their stupid website says we can express order it and pick it up at the store by Dec 24th- but then it also says those items aren’t available for store pick up…huh…which is it.

    Now I have to call/check again tomorrow and every day before Christmas.

    I feel like a horrible mommy- I just never realized regular items and not ‘the latest trend items’ would be sold out,

    I am going to scream-cry- and pull my hair out.

    The only silver lining is as my hubby pointed out, the kids never really asked for these items, so if they don’t get them, the won’t be disappointed (even though I will be heartbroken) The youngest doesn’t even really get what Christmas is yet- and the oldest just knows that Santa’s coming- she doesn’t know you can ask him for stuff you want.

    Please wish me luck guys and girls.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Tis the season for miracles, yaknow :D

      • what are you looking for?
        maybe we can help?

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I’m looking for the Step 2 Lifestyle Master Kitchen or the Party time Kitchen.

          and the Fisher Price-power wheelers barbie ford mustang 2 person ride car.

          I am in San Clemente Ca. I keep trying the local toys r us but the lines are either busy or they never answer. Actually I was on hold for 30 minutes and when they did answer they discounted me.

          I was able to get a hold of one store who said Mission Viejo was listed as having of the barbie cars in stock but my hubby was there only a few hours before and they had none- so either the sales weren’t yet taken out of their inventory or they re-stocked them.

          any help is great :)

          • TLM says:

            I missed this entry – did not know what items you were looking for. I think this one sounds great…does it have to be that brand of play kitchen?http://www.walmart.com/ip/American-Plastics-Homestyle-Kitchen-Play-Set/5913442

            It looks like Walmart also has quite a few different F-P toy vehicles. http://www.walmart.com/cp/Outdoor-Toys/1078584?browsein=true&fromPageCatId=624080&catNavId=624080

            There are also stores in Laguna Niguel and Foothill Ranch, listed on the Walmart.com site.

            Walmart Store #2527
            951 Avenida Pico
            San Clemente, CA 92673
            (949) 498-6669

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Thanks, that’s so sweet of you all to help me out. I was doing my head in last night. They still aren’t answering their phones there.

              I checked Walmart- there system is actually better than the Toys R Us because it will check the inventory of the local stores.
              They had a ford truck that we would have substituted the mustang for- but by the time hubby got back home- it was out of stock. Most of their kitchen sets needed to be ordered on line,

              I think since I will be near toys r us today, I will just go there and look.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      oh I feel for you..I went through that with my daughter in the cabbage patch doll craze…and I laugh about it now..trust me you will too some day..hugs and good luck :P

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        When people got broken limbs trying to get Cabbage Patch dolls is when I had an epiphany. I stopped shopping to celebrate Jesus’ birth. I know I could appear a Scrooge to some but that’s ok. It’s my own private thing. I just can’t/won’t do it. I prefer to “pick up” something for loved ones when I see a thing they’d appreciate and give it year round when “the spirit” hits me. I’m used to being the odd girl out, as it were. Getting old has it’s benefits. Now loved ones can label it “accentric”. Whatever works for them is fine cuz I’ve been fine with it for years.

        • TLM says:

          I agree Zipit. I am Jewish, but grew up surrounded by Catholics and preparation for Christmas. I had more exposure to Christmas preparations than to my own holidays. ;)

          I think the notion that fighting crowds to get a toy is a measure of how much you love your kid is misguided, but it sure benefits the stores. I really thought (and had hoped) that with the Internet, people would just be able to order what they wanted, or get people gift cards, and the madness would dissipate. But to many, it’s still some sort of badge of courage. I can tell you I wouldn’t be dragging my ass out of bed on a day I didn’t have to work at 3am in the freezing cold that is Black Friday in the Northeast. I just don’t get it.

          I also have seen too many people run themselves ragged and go into hock (which is a whole other issue), only to say that their kids played more with the boxes than the toys, or within a couple of weeks the toy was sitting in a corner collecting dust. I thought of all the lost time that could have been spent relaxing and having fun and making great memories instead of running around from store to store. I guess it is up to each individual and their situation, but I hear far too many people feeling exhausted and aggravated from the Christmas rat race than peaceful and joyful.

          • Zipit Zarin says:

            I’m so glad I’m not alone in my sentiment. I’d be fine if I was (since I pretty much am in real life as opposed to here :D This *room* seriously rules. I must say.

      • jables says:

        I was a kid during the cabbage patch kid craze…my parents pulled it off big time (I got “twins” that year!). It wasn’t until many years later I got to hear the whole exhausting sordid story : )

        Let’s just say it involved a lot of planning and a lot of cash changing hands so my dad could find himself on the loading dock of the local Toy’s R Us in time for the final shipment to be offloaded.

        God Bless all you parents out there! Your kids may not totally get how hard you work and how much you sacrifice to make holiday magic now, but someday they will grow up to marvel at how much you loved them!

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          I love your comment. It’s truly the heartfelt effort that counts. :D

          • Zipit Zarin says:

            Eventho I refuse to make that effort. I see the dichotomy in my two statements.

          • jables says:

            Thanks! Best gift I ever got?

            When I was a kid I had a book…Me Too Iguana! It was a promotional item. Cheap and limited production. But it was the first book I ever remember being able to read all on my own. I cherished it and planned on reading it with my own kids. Years later my mom (1st grade teacher) took it into her classroom without telling me. She lost it. I was devastated.

            She wrote to the publisher, the author, schools and public libraries. She promised me she would get another copy. Nothing worked out and eventually I forgot about the whole thing.

            15 years later…they were still looking. I had no idea. My dad found a copy on ebay. It only cost them like 5 dollars. They saved it until Christmas.

            I have never burst into tears on receipt of gift before! It was like getting a piece of my childhood back.

            It wasn’t valuable but it meant the world to me because they put so much effort into it. It has a special place on my bookshelf (and in my heart!) to this day.

    • TLM says:

      Rabble — why are you doing this to yourself? I am reading what you said: “the kids never really asked for these items, so if they don’t get them, they won’t be disappointed… The youngest doesn’t even really get what Christmas is yet- and the oldest just knows that Santa’s coming- she doesn’t know you can ask him for stuff you want.”

      I am old enough to remember the whole Cabbage Patch insanity and I think most of it was driven by the parents. It became a competetive thing of who was willing to risk bodily injury and pay ridiculous prices just to get these ugly dolls. Adults also convinced themselves they would be collectors items, which they never were. Later, it was Beanie Babies. If your kids aren’t even asking for these items, then why make yourself crazy and take time away from being with the family pursuing toys? I am sure there are other things they can use & enjoy that you can easily get, and spend time instead with the family decorating the tree, playing, baking treats, or watching movies together. That is the thing kids will remember long after the luster of the latest toy is long gone and it has been discarded.

      • cdnfillie58 says:

        My daughter still has the Cabbage Patch I was finally able to get her so many years ago…I didn’t know she still had it til I helped her move to her new house 27 years later. When I told her I was surprised, she said she had no intention of getting rid of it, she wanted it for her own daughter someday .. she never forgot how it made her feel that day and that to me was well worth the time and effort not to mention the bucks it cost me (but not nearly as much as she thinks it cost me). To me Christmas means doing everything in my power to bring happiness to the people that matter to me…within reason of course. Merry Christmas everyone…I’m going to be MIA for a while, have a lot to do still and it’s not getting done via computer..ttyl

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        It’s so funny you mentioned the cabage patch kids because that’s what I keep thinking about. I remember my mom scoring one for my brother and what a big deal that was. I remember hearing about Tickle Me Elmo’s going for a fortune and all the rest…which is part of the reason I don’t think I was prepared for this. I didn’t think these items were in high demand…but I guess they are.

        DH and I have already decided that if we can’t get them before Christmas- we get it after rather than just by anything.

        I think the problem is that I got it in my head they were getting the Fisher Price Barbie ride on car and the Step 2 Master Chef or Party time kitchen; Now I feel like I failed.

        I’m going to hit the stores again tomorrow to see if they got any new deliveries. Toys R us is actually open ALL night.

    • Adgirl says:

      Rabble, Your husband is right! And even if your children asked for those toys Santa doesn’t always deliver (where the hell is my pony?? and color tv???).

      When my kids were little, my husband and I stressed ourselves to the brink over Christmas gifts. We kept shopping to make everything “perfect”.
      I don’t think my kids, especially when they were the ages of your little ones cared what they got!
      They loved getting up early and finding a livingroom full of prettily wrapped gifts (we wrapped every single stocking stuffer even pieces of candy). They shrieked when they saw Santa consumed the chocolate chip cookies and emptied the glass of milk (and whiskey shot glass).

      So don’t beat yourself up! No guilt zone!

      P.S. The best presents I received; a clear clipboard with flower stickers, a pen you could change the ink colors and The Carpenters album (my first!).

      • HD says:

        I agree with all the women. Don’t beat yourself up. If you find the items great. If you don’t, they probably won’t even be concerned about it and don’t you stress yourself. Always remember the reason for the season! :)

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      There is so many comments I can’t respond to them all personally, I am still trying to hunt this stuff down.

      Thanks for all the kinds words, support and shared stories. I appreciated all the feed back- and I know you are right when you say the spirit of the holiday gets lost in the quest for the perfect gift and commercialism of it all. But I just have been envisioning Christmas morning when the girls come down stairs in their footie PJ-s and find those special gifts and the looks of childhood joy on their sweet faces. I think I’m afraid I won’t see them.

      • TLM says:

        Why are you convinced they won’t be happy if they don’t have item X??? This is what I don’t understand. They never asked for it. If you got them each something you know they would like from Target… there are makeup kits for little girls, rollerblades, a DVD of a movie she likes, music, a poster, or fun jewelry from Claire’s, or leggings and a fleece top or real or faux UGG boots…how could they not be happy waking up to a great breakfast with top-your-own pancakes and a fun item? It just doesn’t have to be an item you’ve run ragged for, and I guarantee you they would be just as happy as you think they should be. When I think of the favorite things I had as a little girl, none of them were expensive. I got a Pollyanna gift one year that was this big plastic green apple that held apple-scented dusting powder, and it was my pride and joy. Another time someone gave me wooden pants hangers because they knew I loved clothes. Not the most glam gift, but I appreciated that they got it because they knew it related to something I liked. I’m not suggesting you get pants hangers for a little kid, of course, but my point is that the gifts that made me the happiest were never the big splash, designer this or that, hottest thing. I think another thing I loved was a Villager bath gift set (remember those from the 70s?!?) I think with young kids it’s so easy to make them happy.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          LOL- of course you are right and my husband will say the answer to your question is that I am stubborn. I got it in my head this was what we were getting them. I ‘visualized’ it and day dreamed out it- and now it’s stuck.

          But I am heading out again today- hopefully I will have luck or maybe even discover something else.

          They are having some mudslide and flash flood warnings for Orange Co, so I think it might keep some folks inside. As long as I avoid PCH- and stick to the I-5 I should be fine.

    • ches says:

      Rabble, You might want to try http://www.nowinstock.net
      If you register (it’s free) you can customize your search and have them track the toy you are looking for and if anyone gets it in they notify you on your cell. My daughter got a dancing Mickey last week that had been sold out for weeks, so it does work.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Cool website but I couldn’t find the items I was looking for being tracked. So funny you mentioned the dancing mickey because my sister in Canada was also on the hunt for it this year- and had to send her SIL to a Walmart at 9am to grab it,

        I noticed those weird zuzu pets were on it, the guy I did talk to at toys r us said they were sold out of those. I remember last year- there was a line outside toys are us to get them- but I saw them at CVS no problem.

  63. Wall St Lady says:

    Zipit
    I am the same way. My nieces & friends all know I never give presents on the designated event. When I Swoop into town or meet for an ordinary get together, I love to pull out a perfect gift. I am not as good as u. I make it known I like to give gifts when I have NO competition with a zillion other gifts that merge together !
    I also like the baby Jesus to be the best gift at Christmas and all year round as well.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      WSL, I thought I was alone in my weird ways. Too cool that we share them. We must be Odd Girls Out, hehe. It’s not that I don’t like to give. I love it. I know it’s really giving when it hurts me to give it away. Know what I mean?

    • TLM says:

      I think it’s great to give presents at unexpected times of the year or for no reason at all, but with kids, I understand that it’s important to them to celebrate on the same day and receive a gift on the same days as their friends. I will sometimes pick up things and wait until the next event (holiday or birthday) to give them. With kids that’s sometimes hard, since clothing sizes change and their interests can change rapidly. But I’ve been lucky so far!

  64. Wall St Lady says:

    I do Zipit.
    I can also go to a party & b the only one w/no gift & not be embarrassed to not b toating a gift. If I know the person well (children included) they know my present giving style.
    Yes I am eccentric. U r too young to b !

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      When my daughter got a scholarship to Country Day school in Lake Forest, Ill. in second grade, she was school chums with Marshall Field’s granddaughter. She was invited to a birthday party with kids who had mansions with houses for the maids. We’re talking serious money. So anyway, my ex and I hadn’t made much money yet so she was the charity case. At the birthday party the gifts were tickets to the Nutcracker in limosines etc etc. We gave Jamie Field a Barbie doll. LOL Guess what she liked the most? Yeah, the doll cuz she could actually PLAY with it. LOL Reminds me of Taylor and her party that wasn’t for her kid but for herself.

    • jables says:

      I am with you on that! My boyfriend does the same. He doesn’t like to feel “pressured” to give gifts on demand. On birthdays and holidays, etc. But just out of the blue he will do the craziest things.

      He takes crap from our friends about not “gifting” me appropriately on holidays. My girlfriends all know to expect flowers and diamonds and fancy designer handbags on their “special” days and they “tsk tsk” that my guy doesn’t do the same.

      Just a few weeks ago? We went to the local mall to get him a pair of sunglasses. He knows I love to window shop at Betsey Johnson because I love her little party dresses. Would never spend that kind of money on a dress I will wear twice (if even?).

      This time I was willing to pass it by…he gets impatient shopping and I knew he was hitting his limit.

      He suggested we go in….both gravitated to a gorgeous peach number in the back (I have red hair and blue eyes so the color was perfect for me!).

      He told me to try it on…I demurred because I didn’t want to fall in love with a dress I couldn’t afford! He talked me into it and long story short…

      He bought that dress for me. No other reason then I loved it and it made me feel pretty.

      I don’t need a fancy christmas gift from him this year. Or any year. He makes good when the time is right!

  65. TLM says:

    Just read that the choreographer/judge on SWTS received death threats and now has security with her all the time. Crazy.

    Johnny W. is releasing his memoir in January. http://realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/blog/2010/12/09/skating-with-the-stars-johnny-weir-releases-memoir-welcome-to-my-world/

    • quincyil says:

      I think a lot of stars get these threats and they don’t announce it. There are a lot of nuts out there.

  66. Wall St Lady says:

    AdGirl ur cabbage patch story touched my heart. When I was 6 my grandmother gave me “Elouise at Christmas”.With my learning disabilities u might as well have expected me to b able to read the Bible. I loved that book and I carried it to school w/ me daily. I put it next to my bed at night and I continued to try to read it for years but never could. I took it w/me when I went to camp and it was lost. I looked everywhere & was sad.
    Not so long ago I bought “Elouise” for myself.
    I can read it perfectly now !
    I keep it on my bedroom book shelf & I read it from time to time & I think of my grandmother and the book that encouraged me not to give up.
    I still love that book (but I don’t take it to work).

  67. Zipit Zarin says:

    Death threats for what?

  68. Zipit Zarin says:

    It’s warm in Texas so I’m going to take a leap of faith and sleep with my window open. Nitol :D

  69. Adgirl says:

    Zip it! Come over to Christmas at our house! We are having homemade pizzas. Everyone picks their own toppings! No gifts!
    NFL violence until we think my mom will puke (she hates football).

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      It would be great to meet you and I could hang out with your mom since the sound of football on the tv makes my stomach hurt. lol I think it’s because, growing up, my dad wouldn’t let us kids do anything on Sunday afternoons so we were stuck home with nothing to do and the vile sound of fans screaming the whole time on the tv. I still don’t get why everyone is yelling. What are they yelling and what for? It’s not like the players are going to listen to them if they could distinguish what they’re saying. ugh But I’ll be having Christmas with my daughter and one sister (i have 5 sisters and 3 brothers) and my grandson. Thanx for the invite! :D

  70. Wall St Lady says:

    Zip it
    This is scary.
    B 4 I read ur last post I had decided it was 10 degrees warmer & I was going to open a window b 4 I go to bed.
    Spooky !
    Maybe Allison/Medusa made this happen. We better each say
    Praise the Lord 3 Xs so she will go away !

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      LOL WLS I do think Allison plays with the occult so even if she’s not possessed she’s playing with demons. shudder

    • quincyil says:

      I loved it. I totally agree with you. I don’t know much about judging, but there was a sea change in the way the judges were addressing Bethenny. Something had to have taken place off camera. I’m glad it’s over too. I was recording and just looking at Bethenny and her scores so I really didn’t know the other skaters. Bethenny improved a lot in a short time, but I think she’s glad it’s over too.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      “The judges were all verklempt” LOL! I’m glad it’s over as well. Let’s hope there isn’t another one.

  71. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @Rabble Rouser, is Toys R Us the only store that sells those toys? Check out Walmart.com, they have an expanded toy selection for x-mas. You can check for availability within a certain radius. Since you are in San Clemente I would check your town plus San Diego and Riverside. If you expand your search 1hr in both directions I’m sure you’ll get lucky ;-). Walmart has a new service where you can order it online and pick it up at the store an hour later if its in stock. Good luck honey bunch!

  72. ches says:

    I hit into this site tonight. It’s actually pretty funny. And make sure you click on the links for the oh-so-classy pics of Camille. She’s so full of crap.

    http://tvtime101.com/category/real-housewives-of-bravo/beverly-hills/

    • TLM says:

      What’s so weird about those photos? I know anytime I want to unwind, I go to the roof of a building, take off my clothes and hump the air handler vent. LOL.

      This is seriously so low-rent and bottom of the barrel. I wonder where these pics were supposed to appear? Popular Mechanics’ Lingirie Edition? HVAC Weekly?

  73. JKW says:

    On comcast cable there is a science channel. Richard Blaise ( from TC ) has a new series. He competes with restaurants that are well known for certain food. ( one was pizza and one burgers ) He makes the same food with his chemical food. The patrons vote on which is the best.

  74. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good day all~
    Hope everyone is enjoying the gift of love as well~
    Peace & Laughs & A Wee Bit Of Snark To All~

  75. floridagirl88 says:

    Thanks Quincy for keeping the board going. You are doing a great job.

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