I Hate Jill Zarin Flipping Out – Guest Blog August 11, 2010
Thank you to @NightLight95 for submitting this guest blog about last nights episode of Flipping Out! Great job! More from me after NightLight95’s blog…
I would first like to thank Lynn for permitting me to share my thoughts on Flipping Out, a show that I really enjoy and fell in love with immediately. When I first stumbled on to Lynn, during RHONY 3rd season, I found her blogs to be quite insightful and I felt like she hit the nail on the head with the cast.
“It’s a great day at Jeff Lewis’s office. This is NightLight95, how may I help you?” I wish! J
I thought it was quite clever the way Bravo tried to confuse the viewer (or at least me) with the first scene: Jeff and a baby. What? Where did this baby come from? I tried to think back and I completely forgot that Jett’s girlfriend was pregnant when season 3 ended.
I am not sure if Jeff appreciates the fact that his staff brings his life some semblance of balance and I think when he becomes a father that it will be the last piece to the puzzle. It took Jeff a long time to get this group together and they are certain qualities that he was looking for when hiring (especially in a small office) honesty, loyalty, strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills. This group seems to have the first three and need to work on being organized or at least to Jeff’s OCD’s level. Can anybody? But this is a caring and loving group which is why I enjoy Jeff’s neurotic antics. Not to mention I have a crush on him.
Once Trace is finished with school, I hope he stays on with Jeff and doesn’t feel burned out. Jeff said he doesn’t have much of a social life since he goes to school and work. Trace has some OCD qualities (don’t forget he can’t get out of bed until he wins a game of checkers) but so far not anywhere to Jeff’s level. Maybe the difference between Jeff and Trace is not the level of compulsiveness as much as Jeff’s difficulty in managing his angry outburst and that vicious tongue. I hope we see more of Trace this season and his short shorts!
What can I say about Sarah that doesn’t come off condescending because I think she’s adorable, sweet and very patient? When we first met Sarah she was bringing Jeff coffee and she spilled it all over the leather interior and exclaimed, “Oh Jeffy!?” and I fell in love. She doesn’t know her title (Executive Assistant and Executive Business Partner) but she knows it’s up there. What does being up there in mean if you work for Jeff Lewis? Well on occasion you clean up “booger” napkins on his properties and you are told you smell like trash. But to be fair Jeff smelled like trash as well.
How cute was Jett’s baby? (I apologize but I didn’t catch his name.) How smart is Jett you ask? Well he is smart enough to fix Jeff’s Evening Happy Hour drink, place skewered olives at an angle evenly on a tray. It’s all about presentation! In case you are interested in recipe: 2 shots vodka, 1 shot olive juice, 1 shot water 2 olives stuffed with blue cheese. (Side note: do you think Vicky from RHOC will get upset and say Jeff copied her? HA!) Jett doesn’t seem to take Jeff’s comment personally. I was going to say he takes them with a grain of salt but I would be wrong because it’s pretty obvious he takes pride in pleasing Jeff. I have yet to see Jeff lose it with Jett so it must be working. I really like that he’s trying to get Zoila to walk. Zoila would benefit on so many levels going for a walk and I hope she comes around and joins him.
Jenni is one of the rare characters that I see and my gut tells me she is genuinely as nice as you see on Flipping Out. I, like Jeff, thought it wasn’t going to happen for her when I saw her rolling around in the green lizard costume so I truly hope her boyfriend keeps that big smile on her face (sorry again name escapes me) and gives her all the babies she wants. There are some people that deserve all the good that this world has to offer and Jenni is one of them. I cringe every time Jeff disrespects and insults her. Yes Jeff, we ALL make mistakes period! I didn’t like that Bravo edited the preview to make it look like Jeff curses at Jenni and says, “Just fucking apologize and shut up!” It’s deceptive because that was part of interview commentary.
My sons said that Zoila looks and sounds like Grandma so I am a little bit biased. Zoila’s commentary on the first episode this season already has me cracking up and gives us great insight into her relationship with Jeff. Jeff: Look it’s dirty! Zoila: Ha-ha you right bitch. Zoila must know how much Jeff cares for her because although the house looks impeccable she lets her snarky side out. There are too many back and forth between these two so I will quickly list some.
- Zoila didn’t fix Jeff’s drink or dust something to his liking so her punishment is to give him an extra long massage that night. Yikes!
- Stewie defecates in the bathtub so her punishment is to clean up the “poo” without gloves because we all know that it will be difficult to get feces out of her nails.
- Zoila is not consistent with the dogs training and Chris “grumbles” his displeasure when he doesn’t get his food immediately. (I laughed hysterically because my dog does the same to me!)
- Jeff tips his head to the side with a stern smirk and complains Zoila is watching too much TV.
- Brazilian wax? That’s all I am going to say.
Jeff and Zoila have a special relationship and with all the snarky comments that fly between the two, you know they take care of each other.
There are many things that people can forgive and move on but what Ryan did, manipulate search engines and websites was deceptive. It’s sad because their relationship did not start with the show; they actually were in a relationship. There are no words for that behavior so Jeff had to mourn that loss and move on. Business boomed for Jeff after cutting his ties with Ryan so much so that he is at a point where he can turn down business. Who do you think he will drop from his client list? Christy, Casa Vega (restaurant), Deborah, who already lost $140K to crooked contractors, the blonde with the baby (side note: couldn’t she run a brush through that hair? She saw the camera crew.), or the lesbian couple that could lay out Jeff? My money is on the lesbians because Jeff was complaining how hands on they were. Glad to see Chris the contractor is still working for Jeff since he always seems to be on top of his game and as you can see he never gets any flack from him.
I actually enjoy watching Jeff’s OCD when he’s working, that’s why he’s so good. Will he have his outburst under control? How did Zoila manage to escape Jeff’s grip and go to New York? Are Jenni and her boyfriend still together? Will we see Trace drink cocktails with little umbrellas with even tinier shorts? Does Jett come through and sell Jeff his next baby or give him another round of martinis? I am not sure but I will be watching! I hope you enjoyed my silly rambles.
In case anyone missed it, Kelly Bensimon of RHONY continues to search me out, after having blocked me and is tweeting to me, here is her latest:
@Kikilet: lynnNchicago create your own housewives charity. Do something good, you will feel better
It offends me that Kelly seems to think that I need to “feel better” about myself. I am just fine, in fact I would bet that hour for hour, I do a lot more charity work than she does! Kelly seems to think that if she tweets one charity’s name that suddenly that charity is gaining thousands of dollars. She doesn’t give money or time to these charities yet she is trying to lead people to believe that she is.
Kelly has me blocked so in order to see what I’m tweeting, she has to search my name on Twitter, while that is flattering Kelly, you need to check yourself first before you tell others what to do!
Kelly also went off on another twitterer about drug use, here is that interaction:
@gavinswife please restrain from accusing me of using drugs. It angers me for anyone to assume. Jealousy is ugly. Be charitable
@gavinswife when others are rude on twitter, they are deflecting. Something horrible must be happening to them. Feel for them.
@gavinswife as a mother, it insulting to assume I would engage in drug use. Its offensive, and It disgusts me.
There may be more tweets from @gavinswife that were deleted but here is what is left on the timeline…
@gavinswife i usually find her ignorance humorous & feel sorry for her, try 2 defend her, but she officially pissed me off today.
@gavinswife eating unprocessed gummi bears while running in traffic on my unicorn
@gavinswife u & i have same opinion of the moron we call Kelly. unfollowing her, following u!
The thing that seems to irritate people most about Kelly is that she thinks anyone who is “rude” or “disrespectful” to her have problems or issues with anger or need to do something to feel better about themselves. Why can’t people just not like Kelly? There doesn’t need to be something wrong with you to dislike Kelly Bensmion, she doesn’t need to fix people who disagree with her, maybe it’s time Kelly realizes that SHE is the problem, there is something wrong with HER and her idiotic ideas.
Rachel Zoe fans (or non-fans) will find this funny! Check this video out — Rachel Zoe/Real Moments with Rachel Zoe Episode 1 http://youtu.be/4FngN7_DXAg
Don’t forget to follow @followinyoazz on Twitter, she’s created the 1st Annual Real Housewives Twitter Awards and is currently collecting categories. If you go to her Twitter page and click on her Favorites, you’ll see the categories to date, beginning August 18, all the categories will be set and she will begin to take your votes for each category. Final awards to be presented on Twitter on August 25. Fun!
Check out RHBlogCentral here: http://therhblogcentral.com/2010/08/11/the-skinny-on-the-rhonj-reunion/ Where Famecrawler claims to have some inside information on the RHONJ Reunion including the fact that Dina was a no-show!
Until Next Time…..