I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of New Jersey August 10, 2010
The Trip from Hell
No one is ever going to convince me that this was a wonderful, memorable and exciting trip. Clearly they tried to show the fun parts and the excruciatingly horrifying parts, but the parts in between had to have been hectic or boring.
Seeing Joe and Chris sharing a drink together in an empty bar, then the next night we see Teresa and Jacqueline trying to act like fun girls with no audience was almost embarrassing.
This trip had to have taken place in November or December of 2009, everyone was bundled up in coats and freezing wherever they went. The ship was half empty, because no one takes an Italian cruise in the dead of winter. According to Jacqueline there were 10 present of the Bravo crew, that means a total of 30 people went on the trip, since Bravo paid for the whole thing, you know they got a great deal for sailing during the off-season.
Going back to the beginning of the show and the “stressful” event that caused everyone to need a vacation. Juicy Joe turns over his truck after not drinking until 2am. What we do know is that Jacqueline and Chris joined drunken…er Juicy Joe and his lovely wife for dinner that evening. We don’t know if or why Teresa and Joe came in separate cars. Somehow Teresa got home, whether Jacqueline and Chris drove her home or she had her own car at the restaurant, either way she left the restaurant without her husband. Chris and Jacqueline were also gone. So why was Joe left alone at the restaurant until 2am?
Rumor has it that Tamra, from Orange County housewives fame joined the two couples for dinner and was also there with Joe until the wee hours. There is no way in hell that Joe sat at that restaurant after his wife and friends left after dinner and did not drink any alcohol. He was sitting there sipping cappuccino’s alone? Or with the lovely Tamra? Maybe some other friends joined him? Many different scenarios could have occurred, but one thing is for sure, that man was drinking alcohol!
What luck that he crashed into four trees then flipped this truck over and came to an abrupt stop directly behind a telephone pole that happened to be in front of his father’s house. What better way to cover up that you’d been drinking than to slam 3-4 shots down at dear old dad’s house? This is done all the time, it is not unheard of in fact it is so common and unbelievable that the court system has a name for this illegal activity. Sorry Juicy Joe, no one believes that you were not drinking in the restaurant, that you yawned causing you to hit a bank of trees or that you slammed down several shots of scotch at daddy’s house causing you to have a blood alcohol level 10 times the legal limit.
If any of you out there reading this are alcoholics, might I suggest that you move to New Jersey, apparently all you get is 30-hours of community service when you drink and drive. Here in Illinois you lose your license and do some jail time. Joe seems to think the 30-days of scrubbing bed pans at the local retirement community is excessive and is going to court to ask that they sentence be reduced. I’ve heard that judges love it when you tell them that they’re too harsh!
Well this is all so stressful that the New Jersey crew have to take a trip, that is after Teresa, who is late for lunch again due to her compulsive shopping joins Caroline and Jacqueline for lunch to discuss a vacation. Teresa (after Bravo whispers in her ear) suggests Italy! What a fantastic idea.
Call me crazy but I’m with Albert Manzo, no screaming children, just couples! I don’t know why the Manzo’s adult children were left out yet the Giudice’s and Laurita’s small children were included. Jacqueline also made it sound like Ashley might have been able to go if she hadn’t gotten herself into trouble at school…er rather with the law! I was glad that they did not reward Ashley with the trip, although after seeing it, she may have been the one to bring and then force her to watch all the screaming children.
Teresa and Joe think it’s a very funny joke to tell their young children that they’re going to Italy without them. After hearing them cry and scream as if they’re beating the hell out of them, Teresa tells them that they are only kidding and the kids are coming along. What, Teresa, they don’t cry and scream enough? You have to make them cry and scream when it isn’t necessary? Good job!
Teresa needs a bit of advice, I don’t know who is the right person to give it to her, but the way she is raising those children, things are only going to get worse for her. It will get to the point where she won’t be able to take them out shopping or to a restaurant because of their behavior. She needs SuperNanny! Seriously, she needs something. Watching these girls hitting one another is really sad. That is one thing that should never be tolerated. I know that kids fight but a strict rule that I was brought up with and my children were brought up with is to always keep your hands to yourself!
While packing the 3 (soon to be 4) year old smacked the 5-year old in the back and she started to cry. Teresa simply told the 5-year old to let her pack. There were no consequences for the little one hitting her sister. Unbelievable! Kids with no limits will end up being aggressive at school with classmates, they don’t know when to hold back or how far is too far when hitting, they hit with objects and can really end up seriously hurting someone. Most schools have a zero tolerance for any physical interaction. (my son was sent home in kindergarten for hugging another child) You simply cannot touch another child, no exceptions. That may be a little extreme, but he has never touched another classmate since.
My point is the Giudice girls seem to have no discipline. Teresa and Joe are not doing these girls any favors by not teaching them right from wrong and to respect the other members of the family. Going back for just a moment to the Tae Kwon Do class that the girls took, at the time I thought that was a great way to teach them discipline and respect because those classes will typically do that for children. Unfortunately Juicy Joe undid all of that by allowing the girls to have a free-for-all at the end of class, encouraging them to beat the hell out of each other.
Our resident genius Teresa asking viewers if Venice was “made from water” just makes you want to smack her. I apologize to all Italian-Americans for Teresa, period. How did this woman make it this far in life with absolutely no brain in her head? She was bound and determined to spend some money in the city made from water and when Chanel was locked up tight, she found another little boutique where she bought the ugliest green ring I’ve ever seen in my life!
Allowing Teresa to roam free in Italy is like taking out a billboard telling all of Italy what morons those ugly American’s are! Her screaming at the top of her lungs and telling her husband to spank her in front of her children, she is just gaudy in every way!
The good news is that Bravo unleashed the idiots of New Jersey on the beautiful country of Italy during the off-peak season so the tourism income was probably somewhat welcome. The staff of the ship must have been thrilled to have to stand there waiting while Teresa tries to wake her jet-lagged exhausted 4-year old so that they could sing to her. When you tell a 4-year old she’s having a birthday party, she envisions balloons, pony rides, jumpy houses and clowns, not a formal sit-down dinner with adults. I’m not surprised she fell asleep! I practically fell asleep watching it.
Watching Jacqueline and Teresa going out for the night and attempting to make it appear for the cameras as though they’re having a great night out partying together was very sad. It was so forced and they were clearly not having any fun that it was almost funny! There were no other fun people on the ship, in the lounge, it was too cold to go outside and their whooping and yelling didn’t fool me for a second. That was NOT a fun party night out with the girls!
I feel for Jacqueline, there is nothing worse than sea-sickness, but was that sea-sickness? Didn’t we see her the night before drinking and attempting to party with Teresa? (wow was that a sad attempt at having fun, or what?) Several drinks could have caused the sickness too, but blame it on the sea! Just an FYI, the worst thing you can do for sea-sickness is lie in bed, the best thing you can do is get out onto the deck, watch the horizon and get some fresh air. Works every time.
We saw a few things that the crew did on the trip, Caroline and Albert got massages, Jacqueline came in and harassed them. Jacqueline and Chris took a cooking class. Is this the best ya got? Just like the rest of the season that doesn’t involve Danielle, boring! Jacqueline tweeted during the show that she wishes we had gotten to see more of that, apparently Teresa and Joe got massages and Jacqueline busted in on them too….wow, I’m sorry we missed that….I may crash my car into a tree now. <BIG yawn>
Caroline and Albert babysitting….I have nothing to say on the matter except, you agreed, deal with it! Personally, I would never agree to watch those three screaming girls!
One really nice thing is that all of the parents were invited. Clearly they were invited to babysit as we know that Teresa and Joe’s parents spend a lot of time watching those kids, but it was a free trip for them all the same.
Looks like we get more of the same next week…the good news is that this wacky show is almost over, I understand we have only one or two more episodes, endless reunions and probably lost footage, but THEN it will be over….and then we’ll have only the DC housewives to keep us company!
In other news…
Kelly decided she couldn’t resist dragging me into her nonsense today! She felt that she was the only one doing charity work in the world and was going to tell us all that we’re not doing enough.
A fellow twitter, who I don’t know asked Kelly how to start a charity that could help out Housewives in New York City who need help.
Here is Kelly’s response:
@carrielaz @lynnNChicago. Lynn help carrie organize a charity raise money “crowdfunding” and I will round up the housewives to help
WHAT? I should organize a charity for housewives in NEW YORK CITY (note my name) and work with some woman named Carrie, that I don’t know then notify Kelly who will round up “the housewives”?
There are so many things wrong with that, I don’t even know where to begin! First of all, Carrie asked KELLY for help, not me! I’m not in New York so if I were going to start a charity, it would be in Chicago, and I certainly wouldn’t need Kelly’s help! Kelly wants to sit on her ass tweeting about charity and taking credit for being charitable! Don’t do too much Kelly, don’t take responsibility, and certainly don’t put your name on anything Kelly! She’s a joke!
The funny part is that she actually unblocked me on Twitter for a few hours, possibly to see if I would take her seriously, I didn’t! My tweets telling her to do her own charity work, and I would do mine caused her to promptly block me again, and all is right with the world. Gawd, She’s a class A Moron!
Yes, she got the blood pressure going today!
Apparently Dina Manzo wasn’t kidding about pulling a Jill Zarin and blocking anyone who “plays” with me on Twitter. Here one of her followers (the one that Dina sent me a message through) asked her to unblock another twitterer, here is Dina’s response:
Dina Manzo: TotallyToonces don’t hate~don’t make me bitch at a cat. Thank u. I blkd ur friend because I believe she plays w lynn.
For those who continue to think that Dina is a classy and nice cat lady, she’s not! She’s the most immature and self-important housewife (or ex-housewife in her case). If you don’t want her to block you, be sure to kiss her ass and tell her that her tweets inspire you!
dinamanzo Take a moment to pause and remember who you are. Take a moment to reflect on the things that have real and lasting meaning in your life.
These types of tweets make me insane! Who on earth is taking life improvement advice from Dina Manzo? And who is she to give this type of advice anyway? She’s an idiot ex-housewife! Please folks, if you’re looking for spiritual or life changing advice, do not try to get it from Twitter or any housewife! There are people who are qualified, have studied and have the wisdom to give you advice, Dina isn’t one of those people!
Dina Manzo has a sham of a marriage, had an elaborate wedding to impress a TV audience and now hasn’t been seen with her husband in public since. This woman blocks people because they “play” with me? How idiotic is that? Does she think that will deter people from following me? It didn’t work for Jill Zarin (over 88k followers) and it won’t work for the old ex-housewife Dina Manzo (less than 69k followers) either.
Tonight Flipping Out returns to Bravo at 9pm/8pm Central, followed by a new episode of Rachel Zoe Project.
Until Next Time…..