I Hate Jill Zarin Housewives News Sept 28, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin Housewives News Sept 28, 2010

Famecrawler is reporting that Juicy Joe Giudice was released from jail this morning after serving just 8 of his 10 days in jail:

http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/09/28/real-housewives-of-nj-teresa-giudices-husband-joe-released-from-prison/

Radaronline is reporting another new Housewife that is annoying Teresa Giudice on The Real Housewives of New Jersey:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/exclusive-teresa-giudice-fuming-over-another-family-addition-cast

Radaronline is reporting a new Housewife on the Orange County series:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/exclusive-hot-personal-trainer-be-new-real-housewives-oc-star

The Real Housewives of DC filmed their reunion yesterday and a few tweets give us some clues on how that day went:

@BravoAndy: A record 11-hour taping of the DC Hwives Reunion ends on a happy note: a pic w/ Ebong! (Ps it was DRAMA!) http://plixi.com/p/47555542

@BravoAndy: Gorgeous dinner at the DC Palm after the reunion taping with @PalmStkMan. Saw Alex’s face on the wall! #PeaByPuree #HoldMeBishopEddie! (referring to Alex of Top Chef DC)

Mary’s daughter Lolly was apparently at the taping, she had this to say today via Twitter referring to Michaele Salahi:

@LollyAmons “At least I still have a husband!” I wonder which #rhodc *sparkling* gem said that during the reunion filming. Sickening.
@LollyAmons @RHOBravoBlogger. There are no words. Well, maybe “classless, shitshow, sociopath…actually there are lots of words come to think of it!

Here is what her mom, RHODC Mary Amons had to say after the reunion…

@Maryamons Knocked it out of the park. Exhausted. I love u @catommanney & @THErealLyndaDC. When is our trip to decompress at the lake?

Cat Ommanney tweeted about her imposter:

@CatOmmanney: P.s I’d NEVER use that hideous picture for starters.Remember I’m a pink girl! Will sort it 2moro but just ignore until then what ‘she’ says!
@CatOmmanney: Apparantly this imposter isn’t quite as rude as me so if your gonna try pull if off – do it will a little authenticity would you? Lmao
@CatOmmanney: I have an imposter – who is using my bravo shot as me!!! I’m still an egg until I upload a pic so stick with me as IT IS ME!

Lynda had a few mentions in her tweets:

@TheRealLyndaDC: fans are a really good thing. Tune in Thursday for the bigger picture 😀
@TheRealLyndaDC: thank you, all your positive thoughts made a big difference. Crazy day !! Welcome to reality :/
@TheRealLyndaDC: thank you for the sweet comments. Its been a very long day but at least I had Ebong by my side. XoL

Stacie Turner didn’t tweet anything about the reunion but would like viewers to watch this RHODC bonus reel:

@StacieTurnerDC Catch the REAL ending to RHWDC conversation at http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-dc/season-1/videos – click “Gay Marriage Party”

If you haven’t checked it already, Bravotv.com has posted some bonus videos from The Real Houswives of DC.

The Real Housewives of New York have started filming for their next season just as Jill Zarin flew off to Australia. Please Bravo, we don’t need to watch another housewife embarrass themselves in a foreign country. Jill yelling at Bobby “I’m feeling this diamond ring, you could be feeling your shrimp on the Barbie”.

@JillZarin: Ok my aussie fans…I will be doing press junket on Tuesday. I will post my schedule on jillzarin.com shortly. I arrive Friday 7AM!

Jill posted on her web site that she wasn’t able to have a book signing while in Australia because the book had not yet been released in Australia. Damn it, those folks just don’t know what they’re missing! Do you suppose the Amazon Australia site will be treated to a Susan Saunders review of Secrets of a Jewish Mother?

Apparently Australians are just now seeing the end of last season, in fact, just yesterday Scary Island part two aired. Jill is now basically going back in time and having to answer all of those questions about the way that she treated Bethenny all over again while she’s down under. I suppose any press is good press, Jill has certainly gotten her share of bad press, and she’s going back for more!

Kelly must have had a busy filming schedule, she’s only tweeted three times in the past two days, but never fear Kelly fans, she posted a photo of herself just in case you forgot what she looks like:

@Kikilet: IMG00531-20100927-1516.jpg http://twitpic.com/2slcyv
@Kikilet: Mornin. Its raining. Go to rain gear? Theory trench, american apparell leggings, marc jacobs rubber ballet flats, zara black vneck.
@Kikilet: Watching Kardashians w/kidlets after our sushi party. How many kids and stuffed animals can be in my bed. Eww an edamame next to hello kitty

You can’t string together two days in which this crazy lady misses posting a photo of on Twitter. This is what the teeny boppers do, they stand in front of a mirror with their cell phone and snap away then post it on Facebook or MySpace so that all of their friends can comment on how great they look. This is our Kelly Bensimon, she does the same thing only with someone being paid to take the photo and post it for the world to see.

New York Housewife Alex McCord has been slumming with Dina Manzo of the New Jersey Housewives, but it was for charity, so we’ll overlook that.

@McCordAlex: Just checked this place out w @dinamanzo — what a gr8 addition to the neighborhood! (@ City Chemist)
@ dinamanzo Thank you @mccordalex @ramybeauty for supporting @ProjectLadybug & @CITYCHEMIST!! Fun Day!

Alex also blogs on People.com all about the DC Housewives:

McCordAlex: My RHODC blog for @peoplemag is up here: http://bit.ly/DCPeople7
@SimonVanKempen: Yes, let’s stay quiet on the clandestine mtgs! RT @moltalb: @SimonvanKempen @mccordalex Yeah but we won’t tell what we were talking about…
McCordAlex: Jealous!! RT @SimonvanKempen: It must be time for another Shrimp Quesadilla this time w/ @Moltalb not @McCordAlex shhhhhh
@SimonVanKempen: I said shhh – u weren’t meant to see! RT @mccordalex: Jealous!! RT @SimonvanKempen: It must be time for another (cont) http://tl.gd/66esan
@McCordAlex Then don’t put it on Twitter
@SimonVanKempen: It must be time for another Shrimp Quesadilla this time w/ @Moltalb not @McCordAlex Shhhhhhhhhhhhh! (@ Lobo) http://4sq.com/288gtk
@Moltalb @SimonvanKempen @mccordalex Yeah but we won’t tell what we were talking about…

@Moltalb is Molly Talbot from Brooklyn NY

Sonja Morgan has been hitting all the hot parties and was very visable during Fashion Week, I don’t think that there is one mean bone in this woman’s body, never snark, just sweet tweets to everyone!

@SonjaTMorgan: This cracked me up. All speculation, but so fun. LuAnns family is rockstar, Alex is smashing on the runway. http://fb.me/E37Dls1P
@SonjaTMorgan: I like @carolinemanzo new website, great job!
@SonjaTMorgan: @mccordalex http://bit.ly/bLekdP Nice article about the Wedding March xxoo
@SonjaTMorgan: I will be speaking at the The Wedding March Rally tomorrow 12 pm, NYC. We march at 1 pm. COME! http://fb.me/Iy1gwA7J

Rob Shuter of Popeater had a few interesting Tweets:

@NaughtyNiceRob: #RHONY starting filming tonight Walking over Brooklyn Bridge for Marriage Equality @jillzarin @mccordalex @ramonasinger in wedding dresses?
@NaughtyNiceRob: Bravo won’t let any of the #realhousewives do it! #DWTS wanted @bethenny & @Teresa_giudice but Bravo contract said NO!
@NaughtyNiceRob: @jillzarin @mccordalex @ramonasinger No true! They are on every episode! @bethenny is part time

Thank you to Boston02427 for sharing this link with us, apparently Dina Manzo’s charity Project Ladybug could use some help to manage her finances, take a look:

http://realitywives.net/index.php?topic=197.new#new

I have also posted a legal document a few days back showing that Dina’s Project Ladybug is no stranger to legal issues:

https://lynnnchicago101.wordpress.com/dina-manzos-project-ladybug-legal-woes/

Until Next Time….

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367 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Housewives News Sept 28, 2010

  1. Wow-thanks for the great update Lynn. I’ve only seen one episode of DC, but I will watch the re-union. Also-there is a marathon coming-up, so I may get caught-up all at once. About what Rob Tweeted, “@NaughtyNiceRob: Bravo won’t let any of the #realhousewives do it! #DWTS wanted @bethenny & @Teresa_giudice but Bravo contract said NO!”…………I checked-out Teresa’s Facebook and she is saying that she is taking dancing lessons once a week for something that she will be doing in the Spring. Also-rumor is that she has not signed-on for RHWONJ III.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Yes thanks for a great update Lynn!
      I loved Lolly’s twitter summary;
      “…There are no words to describe, well maybe shitshow.”

      I don’t think she’s being edited fairly, the girl seems brighter than they show.

    • check out this new sycophantuc blogger *for* Zarin; she’s hilarious, albeit a bit sad.

  2. LynnNChicago says:

    http://lynnnchicago.blogspot.com/

    Sorry, forgot to add that the same post is available on Blogspot, there is no difference, just hoping you’ll all visit and click the ads. Thanks so much everyone!!! :)xoxoxo

    • Sha2000 says:

      Sorry it seems we let you down Lynn. You asked first & what we thought about the new site; the majority said okay lets move (myself included) & here we are in the same old spot refusing to budge because we are so comfortable & now you have two sites : (

      Will we eventually be evicted from this blog?

    • Savannah111 says:

      Lynn or anyone PLEASE help me out here regarding the tweets between Alex and Simon I can’t understand them??

      I saw on Bravo news the pictures of the march with the women in White except Jill who was in SLOPPY and I cant help but laugh they did say Luann was there too but uhm looks like a drag queen instead?..

      Lynn thanks for your blog as always and your dedication I really admire that about you so much.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Don’t worry about posting on the other site, we can continue to chat here, (just click on an ad or two if you would when you visit) I’m mostly just posting old blogs there that I had posted on the Hubpages site, prior to moving here.

        Hubpages has blocked all of my blogs from over there because of the word Hate in the title, they didn’t mind it before when it was getting all those hits, so I’m moving all of those old blogs with the comments to the Blogspot site if anyone is interested in looking them over again and seeing all the old (great) comments.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Alex and Simon were tweeting to each other being a bit coy. Simon mentioned a meeting he was having with someone named Mary Talbot, then Alex basically told Simon not to tweet about the meeting. I’m not sure what that ws all about but it was interesting. I don’t know who Mary Talbot is other than she lives in Brooklyn

  3. MickeyMouth says:

    Hey Lynn what do you think of Andy’s newest obsession?

    • error404 says:

      He’s done with little Ben’s weiner?

      • MickeyMouth says:

        Bishop Eddie Long – He keeps tweeting about him and has even mentioned it in his new bravo blog. http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/andys-blog/on-the-train

        • error404 says:

          his long weiner obsessions are “Kreepy”. Is he trying to make pedophilia chic?

          • Kat says:

            I think Andy is drawing attention to Bishop Long’s possible hypocrisy..
            http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0922/Bishop-Eddie-Long-case-Will-it-alter-black-church-s-view-of-gays

            Apparently in 2004 the Bishop led a march against homosexuality.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              After Wienergate, you would think he would just shut up and just stick to his safe obsessions like being friends with SJP and loafers sans socks.

            • quincyil says:

              Because I have known two people who were able to prove that they were falsely accused, I wonder if the evidence is overwhelming against this black minister. CNN showed him in front of his congregation for just a few minutes and from his words and defiant body language, you would think he was telling the truth.

              I also know about a woman who had a long affair with her priest while she was married. There was a child. She felt no responsibility for what happened at all.
              It’s hard to find truth. Juries send innocent people to the death chamber. Then DNA prooves that they are innocent.

              I don’t know enough about this to be sure the Bishop is guilty. This is America and you are innocent until proven guilty even if I disagree with your politics and religion.

              • Kat says:

                It is hard to find the truth. With the potential for litigation money may motivate some to make false allegations.

                I do find it fascinating though when someone sets themselves on a pedestal as a moral role model then shatters the glass house they built for themselves.

                I find it hard to see past hypocrisy that hurts others as policy while secretly doing the thing you profess is so wrong.

  4. error404 says:

    @Kikilet: IMG00531-20100927-1516.jpg http://twitpic.com/2slcyv

    Why is Kiki making-out with her dog? Are she and Chief an “item” now?

    ” Eww an edamame next to hello kitty”

    WTF? Considering that Hello is Japanese, I’m sure she’s been adjacent to soybeans before. What next? “Eww a candy corn next to Raggedy Ann” or “Eww a madeline next to Madeline”

  5. WindyCityWondering says:

    How can Andy claim drama at the DC reunion? Missy continues to lie as usual. Mary goes in and out of her alcohol fog. Stacie defends her views on gay marriage/Erika’s boorish behavior. Cat gets feed up with rehashing Tyra remarks. And Lynda spouts her wonderful insights on other’s personalities and feelings. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    And I really hate that Jill is in Australia cause they don’t deserve her pollution!!

    • kit says:

      The DC is unwatchable. Really awful. God, I really hope the franchise gets the ax.

      • Snarkella says:

        I still can’t understand why everyone is so bored with the DC Ladies. Surely they have more to offer than the New Jersey thugs. Now those ladies are dull — in more ways than one.

    • nathania says:

      I don’t get that either. There wasn’t enough of a show, much less drama, to justify taping for eleven hours. The only way I can see them filling up this much time is if they went through each and every lawsuit filed against the Salahis one by one.

  6. Wall St Lady says:

    I emailed my best childhood friend :
    Hi BFF this is my blog.
    Look for Wall St Lady. We snark about TV stars particularly Bravo. Go visit. U will have fun. It is a place to release ur creativity w/words. I LMAO every day. They r my cyber friends & I love them. I know they would like u.

    She is unhappy & love & has said her moniker would b
    Constant loser.
    She is so funny but has never been on a blog.
    Would someone do me a Bigggg
    Favor & welcome
    ConstantLouser (friend of WSL)
    She taught me to b funny & I want her to join the party even though she doesn’t watch the Ho wives.

  7. Bob Loblaw says:

    Have to just say….I love that pic of Jillzilla on the banner of the website….perfection!

  8. HD says:

    Lynn thanks for letting me add my two cents on the ATL women. I sent it to you a few minutes ago.

    Quincy-You are too sweet. We have the BEST researches I have ever seen before so I am sure everyone will get to digging up the latest dirt on these women. The more the merrier. LOL! I love to read it all. 🙂

  9. quincyil says:

    Thintervension Week Four

    Jackie Warner likes titles for her workouts so she has two this week: “Chase the burn” (hint, hint… my secret…wink, wink) and “ Finding your Inner Warrior.” Brian, a member of the group who happens to be gay, calls his inner warrior, Ethel.

    Yippee, we get to see the intelligent and beautiful Kara Keough from OC. Kara sees right through her mother’s stated reasons for having a low weight loss. We all know you are cheating Jenna. Kara reads her mom’s text message and the work out site of the week is Magnolia Park.

    The team members go back to basic training or circuit training, but first a valuable lesson for anyone who works out in parks (like myself) avoid dog poop because some women in spandex don’t actually put the dog poop in the tiny plastic bags and carry it around.
    The second lesson is sprinting and then weight training burns a lot more calories than running for the same amount of time. The large muscles of the thighs and legs are the big calorie burners and pushing hard, then resting, then pushing hard really melts the over all body fat. Done correctly, a similar workout for me would burn between 500 to 700 calories. Later in the show, Jackie notes that the range of calories for the cast is between 1300 to 1500.

    Done incorrectly, your name is Jeana Keough, the calories used is much less. Many members of the team are having both physical and mental struggles with the process. We are starting to have more muscle and joint injuries. The track was a sand track and that requires the proper shoes because when you run, you ankles can turn with the sand. You burn more calories on loose gravel or sand, but injuries happen too. It’s a toss up.

    Field Trip timeand it’s an place that Jeana has never been: a grocery store. Jeana is amazed that there are lanes filled with green things in what she learns is called the produced section. Jeana picked up dried figs (250 calories a serving… which is one half of the calories in one of her meals,) and cut fruit in a cup with sugar added (try to cut up your own,) Jenna doesn’t shop or cook. Jenna has people who shop and cook for her. (We knew that, didn’t we?)

    The good food choices are heavy, dark, nutty breads (those can be 100 or more calories,) tomatoes, clams, almonds, and one avocado per day. Here’s the scoop on avocados (one person here asked me earlier and I only considered the high fat and high calories of the fruit. There are 384 Calories In One Cup Of Avocado “Avocados, despite being high in fat are very good for you, and have many health promoting properties. The fat in avocado is primarily monounsaturated, and has been shown in studies to lower bad cholesterol, and raise good cholesterol.” One avocado can go up to 300 calories according to another source.
    Jackie includes the avocado in her hormone balancing/detox fats on page 77 of her book: This is why you are fat!” In the show, she told Nikki that she could eat an avocado per day, but in the book one serving is ¼ of an avocado. So go for it if you want to spend those calories and if you have an issue with cholesterol. If these cast members are on the 1300 calories per day. The avocado would be just under ¼ of their daily calorie allowance.

    After the eat clean grocery store visit, we see Jeana Keough on a yacht drinking champagne and eating coconut shrimp (eight shrimp 1000 calories.) I actually made that mistake once. Coconut oil has a boat load of calories. I didn’t make that mistake a second time. Jenna’s friend lost 100 lbs and she states it was 80% nutrition. Yes. That is the very sad truth. Jenna is told to meditate about her life, her goals, and how she can change. Jeana said that she needs to be drugged in order to meditate.

    Therapy and weigh in. Something is very wrong. Jackie is expecting a 5 lb per week weight loss and most cast mates are losing 0 to 3 lbs. With a 500 cal. Loss per day, there should be a one pound per week loss. They are doing that through the calorie restrictions and with all of the work outs and homework work outs, there should be more weight loss. Jackie has been running them up stairs in 20 pound, smelly fire men’s suits, having them drag 160 lb dummies, and running up stairways on special visits. What is going on here?

    Next week… lie detector tests. You don’t lie to Jackie Warner and get away with it.

    • HD says:

      Dang. 8 Coconut shrimp is 1000 calories?! People don’t really realize the amount of calories they take in over something so small and they also don’t realize how many calories are in their drinks-epecially alcohol.

      I watched a little of this show and she REALLY wants major weight loss. I wish I could lose 5 pounds every week or even 3.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I enjoyed Jackie’s convo with Nicki – who IMHO really isn’t interested in losing weight as much as she is in getting camera time! The other kiddies are getting annoyed with Nicki hogging Jackie’s attention and I expected a bigger backlash than the whining we saw this week.

      • TrueLifeDiva says:

        And what’s the deal the constant lip gloss application? She’s not ugly…but she’s definitely not pretty! Stop with the Paris Hilton impersonation already!

    • SavingGrace says:

      Thanks for the blog Quincy — five stars!!!!!

      • HD says:

        Honestly, they have got to be eating other things besides what they are telling her. Everything you typed screams weight loss. Let me understand this since I have not really sat down to watch the show, are they not in a house together or something? How do they get out to eat what is not on the menu?

        • quincyil says:

          They are living at home, but working out in Jackie’s gym several days a week and at other well known spots. They go out to dinner with each other and with friends. Next week, they will have lie detector’s and we will discover if there are donuts in their closets.

    • Ellabean says:

      Quincy, thanks so much for these Jackie Thintershow recpas and your overall health and weight loss knowledge. I am reading and re-reading closely.

      Question – regarding calories and alcohol. I have googled, but I’d really appreciate an answer from you as I am getting mixed info. If you have a moment, what are the calories for:

      – wine – red
      – wine – white
      – beer
      – mixed drinks, clear liquors vs. other

      • quincyil says:

        There are different red and white wines from different wineries. I just visited Napa and in general, they watch the grapes for a specific sugar and acid content and then harvest. I know from the tasting that some are fruity, some woody and one was supposed to taste like leather.

        I visited the Robert Mondavi Winery and I buy their product in our grocery store. I got this from their website. Red wine averages 90 to 105 calories per glass. White wine averages 100 calories for 4 oz glass. Beers also vary. Andy had a 64 calorie beer when Jeff Lewis was on WWHL. I had a Coors light can in my fridge that read 180 calories. I have no idea how old that can is. LOL. Mixed drinks are a toss up. Vodka drinks are lower in calories. Drink like pina colada are up to 700. I gave a bottle to my mom after our party and she just looked at the calories for me.

        I have Bethenny’s book “Skinny Dish.” She has a chapter on mixed drinks and gives recipes without one single mention of a calorie. I googled it and Bethenny claims in an article that it is 100 calories which is hard to believe because Kelly thought it was like a thick lemonade. I bet someone here has a bottle and will look at the lable for us.

        I know that one of the women on “Thintervension” was told by Jackie that her coctail had to be vodka and something. For a mixed drink at a restaurant where you can’t watch the bartender and what he throws in, I’d say that would be a good bet for the foundation of a mixed drink. Scotch on the rocks was mentioned in a discussion of drinks by my physical trainer as something you could order: (80 proof scotch 130, 100 proof scotch 168. )

        There are a lot of variables. Jackie Warner gives her students two free meals a week and she recommends that be on the weekend. She allows alcohol at those dinners.

        My Shiite Muslim husband drinks a glass of a white wine every day with dinner. SHHHHHHHHHHH… Don’t tell his mullah relatives at the mosque in Meshad.

        • Adgirl says:

          According to Weight Watchers a shot of any alcohol and a small glas of wine are 2 points. Most people put in more than one shot or drink a medium to large glass of wine and tell themselves it’s less.
          When I’m on WW I drink gin with diet tonic. They also recommend flavored vodka with club soda.
          I don;t know about beer. I’d stay away from it because we always called it liquid bread.

          For me personally, if I contain my starches to popcorn, a small red potato or a fiber bar and fill up on lean meats the weight comes off. If I try to fiddle with whole wheat pasta, breads and wine forget it. I wasted my time and upset myself on weigh in day.

        • Ellabean says:

          Thanks Quincy. Psst, my lips are sealed about your hub and his glass of wine. 🙂

        • anniieee says:

          The darker the liquor–the more sugar (or so I was told)..that made me quit Makers Mark and switch to Vodka..lol.. I heard (don’t quote me)Vodka has 80 calories per shot.

    • cusi77 says:

      Thanks for blogging Quincy! Better than the show!

    • JKW says:

      Ok, I may be in the minority but the problem I have with this show is…you want to change someones lifestyle so they continue exercising. You don’t do that by having people work so hard they puke, are taken to the hospital or have muscle and joint injuries. That just makes no sense and is one of the reasons people stop exercising. First they hurt and have to stop and they get discouraged because they aren’t going to do this after Jackie’s bootcamp for the rest of their life. Just teaching them to eat better, to exercise routinely with things they can and will do would make alot more sense. Just some sustained walking for some of them would get weight off when they are that heavy then they could build up to more exercise. Put them in a pool… less pounding on muscles and ligaments and less injuries.

      • Snarkella says:

        I agree. Seems very irresponsible.

      • American Idiot says:

        I caught some of the last episode of this show today while I was having lunch, and I have to say the same thought occurred to me. I imagine there are many injuries, and is it really necessary to exercise to the point you need CPR and/or are utterly exhausted. I know they are doing a TV show, but it seems extreme and not very health wise to me. Why not start out slowly exercising, and increase as you become more fit.

      • Kat says:

        Over doing it to the extreme would be aversion therapy for me. I’d avoid the pain in the future.
        But exercise that has left me tired and winded in the past also made me feel great in about 30 minutes and ready for more.
        I think exercise can clear your head without emptying your stomach. I’d never sign up for boot camp.

      • twoile says:

        I agree wholeheartedly…don’t think Jackie is aware/interested of/in the special needs of the “overweight”….is much more focused on the fit looking to be ripped. Her approach is too punishing & won’t help the clients to change life style & continue on their own. IMHO Jackie is more interested in how the success of her clients reflects on her she is all ego.

      • quincyil says:

        It’s Bravo… Honestly, Bravo has to have gimmicks and I doubt that movie stars and celebrities are dressing up as firemen then dragging dummies around.

        • JKW says:

          I agree it’s Bravo Quincy..however, this is an exercise program not some idiot housewives. She is or at least touts herself as a trainer. She had or does own a gym and has clients. As a trainer I would think she would want to show that losing wt can be done and doesn’t have to injure you. It should be done slowly and work up to more strenuous exercises and be something they can do when they aren’t on her show. I am sure at the end everyone will lose wt. I would also bet within a few months they will all gain it right back.

          • quincyil says:

            That is so true. When people in my running class/circuit training go on long vacations, the complain about how hard it is and that is one or two weeks. On vacations, I try to hit the hotel weight rooms every few days besides the walking because I am afraid of going back into the hell of the first days of boot camp.

            They aren’t really running. It’s a slow jog from what I can see. I can show you a sprint that would make a high school couch sit up and notice.

    • klmh says:

      Thanks for the informative article.
      Wonder how old Jackie Warner is because her face looks to be quite damaged by the sun. Lots of wrinkles and I don’t think any of the lines are do to laughing…

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      Thank you Quincy. I should be watching this show, but I can’t seem to get into it, Jackie and the dieters, from the promos. However, you are making it more interesting and also giving us great lifestyle tips. Was this always the way you ate and excercised, or is this a somewhat recent change?

      • quincyil says:

        I was always active and shoveled manure daily for years. Menopause affected me adversely and I had a slow weight gain. I didn’t sleep at night and the weight was going to my abdomen. I ate like I did when I was young and my metabolism was strong. I had dieted and lost on several occassions, but I complained about feeling weak.

        When my granddaughter was born, my daughter insisted that I have all of the cancer screening because I had to live for a long time for our baby. Everything came back ok. Plus, my blood chemistry and BP were great. I thought that my body was doing so well, but I was heavy.

        I listened to the daughter of my spa director talk about her trainer during a facial. She had a 9 month old baby and she looked great. So when I paid, I signed up. I really didn’t know how hard those workouts would be and there were email about grandma joining the military going out left and right.

        I really didn’t believe that you could do it at my age, but I did.

        My cooking had changed and my husband lost weight. My children have lost weight and everyone goes to a gym and started tennis and golf. My friends are walking and talking to me about foods.

        I think diet is 80% as that friend of Jeana who lost 100 lbs stated. I think walking and riding my exercise bike (150 bucks from Sears on sale) were helpful and they were my cardio/homework. I now use a weighted vest that I bought at Walmart for 49 dollars. I only have 8lbs on my core and I have time to increase the weights. As you get lighter, you burn fewer calories and I enjoy eating very much.

        I keep a food diary and I eat 1750 calories daily, more if I am unloading and stacking thousands of pounds of hat. Unlike Kelly, I don’t make sure I exercise every calorie I take in, because my body needs nutrients for regeneration. My sleep is deep and long now. That happened over the months. There were some wonderful things. Think about coughing and older women and then Bethenny and champagne buckets. Cured. Shockingly cured. Exercise. Deep abdominals… My friends have had surgery…I exercised. My abdomen is flat, no Sonja treatment, no Kim Z tummy tuck. My chin disappeared, I grimmaced a lot and the muscles lifted that drooping chin. My fingernails got strong. My eyes got better. The exercise helped my internal organs and blood flow. That strengthens the immune system. I feel well every single morning and strong all day long.

        Even if you are sick or feel you are old, you can do something. My 79 year old mom is walking on hills 1.8 miles every day and doing weight training with 5 lbs weights. Her balance is better and she increased all of her activities. She parks far away from doors of stores and walks more with her grocery bags.

        • Kat says:

          I’ve copied some of your posts into a Word doc for later reference as I plan to avail myself of your knowledge and experience. You explain nutritional choices, Jackie’s ideas and why you think the science is solid.

          LOL… if you keep posting this great info I may end up with a book. If I publish I promise to give you credit. j/k
          😉

    • TrueLifeDiva says:

      Way to set someone up for failure! The grocery trip at the begining of this weight loss journey would have been a good idea. Nutrition class would have been a big help in doing their food journals, etc. She KNOWS they don’t know what the hell they are doing. Not cool to yank people around like that. It’s already an emotional roller coaster trying to lose weight in the first place.

    • nathania says:

      it seems like the focus is on cardio so I guess she is right, there should be more weight loss, but I really don’t know.

      I only watched last season of OC and Jeanna wasn’t around much…can she really be serious she has never been to the grocery store? if she has a cook then this should be easier on here because she can have the cook prepare the meals. I am glad Jackie called her out on her lack of commitment, it makes me wonder if she is just doing this for the camera time. I loved the part in the grocery store, that was very educational. I can tell Jackie is seething about the lack of weight loss but I am wondering if perhaps their bodies have adjusted a bit and are in starvation mode for the time being because it is such a drastic change. I enjoy this show so far but I think Jackie is a bit out of her depth in some of the emotional situations with the cast…and the overdone botox totally distracted me on the yacht scene with Jeanna, her forehead looked so frozen it almost seemed like it might be painful. That said I am finding this show more and more inspiring. I wonder how it is doing ratings-wise.

      • quincyil says:

        These people are trying to loose a massive amount of fat so Jackie is using the largest muscles of the body in the rear and thighs to the max. They use kettle balls and weights for the upper torso as wells. Jackie is increasing their lean muscles through the diet plan with Amino acids and nutrients. I see that everything is happening at the same time.

        Still, it’s a show. The competition, complaints and humor is a part of the Bravo formula. I find it entertaining and informative.

  10. quincyil says:

    Jackie Warner and skin care is coming..

  11. Hot off the press from my blog http://njhousewives.blogspot.com/
    A messy cut & paste hatchet-job.
    I’m going to get some coffee-really waaay too much time on my hands to paste & cut!
    Its a follow-up on the Dina/project Ladybug stuff that Lynn posted up top.

    • anniieee says:

      HWH– I loved it …thanks for all the juicy juicy 🙂

    • nathania says:

      I just looked up a charity rating org and they rate highly charities that spend $25 for every $100 they raise. I don’t know where she falls in that…I am having a hard time understanding Dina, who spend about 150 grand on flowers for her wedding, running a charity like this. Why not just make a private donation, since Tommy has all that blood money flowing freely. That was last year so I guess it’s possible the revenues are higher now and this is a different case than the Salahis because clearly with Manzo money around Dina doesn’t need the cash. I think she’s just inept in general, and it’s actually a good thing that people are looking into this. It’s like Kim G donating $300 to that little girl’s family at that benefit. Wtf? Angelina Jolie once talked about this in an interview how she started doing direct work because she hosted a benefit and had a bunch of big names over to her house and made about 4k when it cost her like 2k to pay for the shindig in the first place…she said, I know how much these people get paid, and she was really offended by how un’charitable’ they actually were. I am startingt to think ‘charity’ is a buzzword for ‘rich and trying to make myself feel better’.

  12. Buffywood says:

    Happy Tuesday everyone. I really don’t have much to add other than I am very sad to know that Joe appears to be walking the streets of Jersey again. On the bright side at least he isn’t driving the streets of Jersey.

    WSL, welcome to your new friend! Good suggestion on the earlier blog about diversification. My advisor stresses that as well. What most people don’t necessarily do when choosing fund allocations for a 401K at a new job is to compare their allocation/ stock mix to any existing investments they may have (previous 401Ks, IRAs, even TAP529 plans). When you look at them in the aggregate you may have a significant portion of your investments within a particular stock or industry.

    Many years ago I was a Mutual Fund Treasurer for The American Funds. It was a very nice place to work and I learned a good bit. Talking about a women friendly company, they highered me when I was 7 months pregnant.

    • 2Stupid says:

      Wow that is awesome. When I worked for UBS you got 12 weeks paid maternity leave (in addition to vacation) and you could take a month before the baby came-paid for preparation. The Swiss really were good with benfeits. Also my health insurance was 1/5 of what I pay now. I like American, that is what I use for my 529’s.

      • Buffywood says:

        I was moving from NJ to VA and I needed to transfer my unemployment claim (agreement to get laid off if I stayed during a company transition). VA told me to send 4 resumes so I could complete the paperwork and they would mark me as un-hireable. Well, they called and did a phone interview. Not only did I tell them I was pregnant, I told them I was WAY pregnant. Not only did they hire me but the covered me under FMLA (which they didn’t need to), and paid me 80% of salary while out on leave. Great company and great funds.

  13. Shout-out to MICKEY, Joe G. is having a grand-opening this Friday. I think we need a picture of him delivering pizzas……………on a BIKE! If you don’t want to do it, I will, but I’ve already wasted my entire morning cutting & pasting.

  14. felony stupid says:

    Just wanted to say hello to everyone! I know that I haven’t posted much lately but have no fear, I’ve been lurking. xoxo to all. I hope to get on more often now that school and sports are in full gear and the house seems to be getting into the swing of things. The transition from summer to fall is always a bit of challenge.

    mmwah to all.

  15. quincyil says:

    News Alert from Jackie Warner for all women who are aging… Sugar gives you wrinkles. That’s right. Not only does the process called glycation leads to fat production, the products of glycation attack the elastin and collagen in our skin and the result is the dreaded wrinkle from the loss of elasticity. Jackie tell us in her book “This Is Why You are Fat!,” to ditch eating sugar and save thousands on plastic surgery.

    Jackie discusses fats in terms of good fats and bad fats. Good fats are the omega 3 fats from fish and flaxseed, and the monosaturated fats. Bad fats are milk fats, tropical oils and transfats.

    In our 30s and 40s (she doesn’t discuss 50s and 60s,) the level of the Human growth hormone rapidly declines. This hormone helps in making the skin look youthful. We can fight the good fight against face lifts and restylane through diet and exercise. She tells us to cut our carbohydrate input (no sugar,) sleep (your body rejuvenates during sleep.) eat whole grains, legumes, vegetables, proteins, and the mineral zinc. Jackie doesn’t describe the amount of exercise for older people, but a recent study stated that after menopause a female requires a minimum of one hour of vigorous exercise per day. Jackie also states that 2 to 3 liters of water per day with lemon juice will clean the liver of toxins and the complexion of the skin will improve. She warns that more than two cups of coffee can affect the adrenal glands and can cause what she calls an overload. She would recommend decaffeinated green tea also.

    I take fish oil capsules which has Jackie’s omega 3 fats, flax seed on occasion, Caltrate with vitamin D(bone health,) over the hill silver vitamins 3 times a week, glucosamine with chondrotin (joints), and lutein (45mg for eyes and amazingly skin elasticity.) I buy them all at Walmart. If you google: “lutein and skin elasticity,” there are studies from Europe where they document increased skin elasticity in blind studies where it was taken orally and topically (bioelements sells it in the form of a face cream on the internet.) According to the studies in 3 to 6 months there were positive changes. Lutein is recommended for eye health too. I was having blurred vision while eating and shortly after I started the lutein, I could see my food again. I spoke to a Harvard eye surgeon and this product is from carrots and spinach. Eat your carrots for eye health. Our grandmothers told us that. I had to get new eye glasses for reading because my eyes had improved after being measured by my doctor.

    So. If you plan on getting old, I hope this information helps you. You can check it out with google. There are billions of articles about these issues on the net. I just tried to give you some of the things that I discovered for myself.

    • Ellabean says:

      Really informative, Quincy. Thanks as always.

      I posed a question upthread to you after your show recap and Jeana comments – regarding alcohol and calories. I know it’s all bad sugar. Any other commentary on those “demon” liquids (a little humor there) ?

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      Thanks Quincy..I am pretty much taking everything else you listed daily but the Lutein. Will have to start, anything to improve my eyesight and skin 😛

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Thank you @quincy- this is your public service announcement of the day!

      I’m a little surprised she didn’t didn’t talk about inflammation? Sugar does that too- also makes your skin a mess.

      Along the same lines I have used Dr. Perricone’s facelift diet for almost 10 years now. Majority of it is salmon and blueberries.

      I run 4 medspas, am 47- but have never had Botox or any injectibles, or plastic surgery. I’d like to get FotoFacials 1x per month (Romona gets them too) but I never have the time when I’m at work. But I sell a crap load of them because everyone thinks I’m much younger than I am. I keep a copy of my driver’s license in my consultation room to prove it.

      Frankly, I would like to see more research done for women 50+. I see amazing, beautiful women as clients everyday who are productive into their 70’s and even 80’s. What about them? There’s a lot of focus on peri and menopousal women, but very little on post-menopausal.

      I am also very interested in learning more about bio identical supplements-particularly how they affect the quality of the skin.

      Keep it coming girl! And appreciate all of the research and work that you put into it.

      • Ellabean says:

        Also a really informative and interesting post, One More.

      • quincyil says:

        I get my physical training and pilates at a med spa. The director is married to one of my husband’s partners and he just decided that I need to start Retin A. Apparently 60 years, working, riding horses, swimming, and helping my dad move wheel barrels of cement to home foundatations too it’s toll.

        I see friends who have gone the Kim Zolciak route and they are swollen. None of them look like they did when our kids were young. I have opted for health and if I have any money, it’s going into our grandchildren’s education funds.

        I know you are busy but look at the lutein studies. I think there is something there for both the eyes and the skin.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          I’m not loving Retin A. It thinned my skin out some, and I felt it’s benefits were negligible FOR ME. You may feel differently.

          however, you will be significantly more photosensitive and will need a great deal more SPF than you use now.

          I knew you had some medspa connection because you said you were having your picture taken there?

          remember that legally all medspas have to have a medical director. They are typically plastic surgeons. In my experience, “plasties” want quick immediate results, and will urge their patients to do the most radical quick fix there is. They even train in med school on something called the “wow factor”. It’s why they push injectibles and “overfill” rather than stress skin care and healthy eating.

          You probably know more than they do (about nutrition at least) at this point, so do your research.

          • quincyil says:

            This is a family practice specialist. They do the botox and fillers. His wife, the nurse has had work done. I am the conservative one here.

            I had an interesting experience in California recently. I had forgotten my sunglasses at the hotel and there was no way my guy would let me go back there to get them when he had planned our day. So in Napa close to the river, there was a eye glass shop owned by an optometrist with sunglasses in the window. Those turned out to be 150 bucks and I told him that I wanted a cheap pair and he laughed. He had some in the back and the female salesperson insisted I try some on and look at myself in a mirror while she admired me. Great sales technique btw. I was making jokes about being the only woman left on Earth with wrinkles. I said that I had come to California to be discovered as an actress because the industry would need women to play the parts in historical movies where there was no facelifts or botox. A man waiting for his wife to decide stated that this was a wonderful monologue. He asked if I was an actress or a commedian. I said that I was a grandmother from Illinois. He took my name and address and when I got home he stated that he represented artists and would like to represent me. I’m not going to start a new carreer at this point, but he is serious. He works for the agency that represents Joan Rivers. So… like Lana Turner, I got discovered. I even had a sweater on, but not quite as tight as Lana’s was.

            • OneMoreinBoston says:

              SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

              What an awesome story! You have been discovered! Don’t forget us ‘lil people when you make it big-ok?

              • I don’t know whay I feel compelled to use, OMFG! today, but I just do. WoW! I take the perscription fish oil. I have some experience with it, but I’ll post below. Just wanted to say that I love this story & post.

            • Kat says:

              You may want to reconsider. A practical realistic down to earth voice is really needed and would be welcome by many.
              You have credentials. You use common sense and you are an excellant communicator.
              8)

  16. vilzvet says:

    I am a bit puzzled why NBC is choosing to show years-old episodes of RHOC during its 2 p.m. slot (here in NY at least). Kinda of perplexing, most of these cast members are long gone, yikes, I’m watching right now and they’re showing the since deceased husband of Tammy, sad to see him with the daughters. If they want to boost interest in OC they should just keep reshowing last season which will at least have the wives still on the show. Only Vicki is still on from the season being aired.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      wasn’t Jeana on the 1st season as well?

    • Ellabean says:

      I heard recently that some of the bread and butter long time soap operas are being cancelled. As The World Turns is one. That has been on TV since the early 60’s, maybe even before. I know that one is CBS but I think that NBC is sensing a trend – a change in long time demographics that supported and religiously watched soap operas. NBC may see the Real Housewives’ reruns as the new soap operas.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Are they airing in order? This will be a whole new audience of viewers!

      • vilzvet says:

        Yes, Jeana was on Season 1 along with Vicki. Is she really coming back? Maybe she needs the income, as I’m sure real estate is not bouncing back yet. As the World Turns’ time slot in NY is now being taken over by the new Let’s Make a Deal, I have not checked that out yet, although I do watch religiously Price is Right. Have you seen Drew Carey’s amazing weight loss, holy cow! He looks good.

    • TrueLifeDiva says:

      I’ve been watching the syndicated reruns on my local NBC station to fill in the blanks. I only watched sporadically until the photo shoot “gangbang”. Today’s episode showed Vicki doing a racist Asian accent and saying, “Chinka chinka chinaman.” and acting disgusted in having to deal with Asian clients. Add this to the list of why Vicki is a horrible person. 😦 Not cool to disparage someones race, religion, or sexual orientation.

  17. Tootsie says:

    Well, it’s too late for me. I’m 75 and fluffy but don’t have many wrinkles. I fill those in with Oreo cookies. To hell with it I say, I’ll be dead soon and have no more chances to eat bad stuff so…………………..ONWARD!

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      FLUFFY!

      Luvs it!

    • HD says:

      Tootsie you are TOO FUNNY! I wish you long life and Oreos! At some point you have to decide to just eat the damn cake! 🙂

    • quincyil says:

      My mom is using coconut oil. It has helped with dry skin and fluff. She is 79 in Nov. She’s walking and doing some exercises for strength and balance. If you were here, I’d walk with you also.

      Love,
      q

      • Tootsie says:

        quincyil
        I love you. You are so sweet. I did The Firm exercises for years and years and had to give up alpine skiing 5 years ago. due to a move to the FLAT midwest. My 74 year old friend is still skiing. Now I walk and swim. I use Dead Sea Salt and moisturizer for soft skin.(do I smell like dead fish?). Your mom and I put our difficult years in, now it’s time to drink wine and eat Oreo’s.

      • HD says:

        I use coconut oil too, Quincy and it is miracle in a bottle! I also drink coconut milk. It does work.

        • quincyil says:

          My mother has a grandson in law whose mom owns a beauty salon in Obama’s Chicago neighbor hood. He gave her the oil. He comes all the way from Chicago to cut her hair and show the kids to Greatgrandma.

    • klmh says:

      luvs it too!

  18. RIerinFL says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I have been gone for a while and have missed everyone. (Life has been good, bad, and ugly all at the same time in the past month! Ugh)
    I haven’t been able to catch up so I’m jumping back in starting today.
    What have I missed?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Welcome back! Summer is for kids and fall is for grownups! Gearing up for RHoAtl….debating the ever boring RHDC………Quincy is getting us healthy with her reviews of Thintervention…..waiting for the next salvo in the Guidice bankrupty saga….oh and we are still hating on Jill Foghorn Zarin!

      • RIerinFL says:

        Thanks WindyCity!

        I too find DC boring. Other than the Shamhi’s, there really isn’t anything interesting.
        Any more news on the Giudice’s auction? I hope her sister in law joins the show and lets the twit have it. Is it true about Caroline and Teresa not getting along anymore? If it is, it is about time.
        I like Thintervention. I don’t think I would survive it but it is fun to watch!
        As for Jill….hate her…but she did bring us all together!

    • felony stupid says:

      Me too! Welcome back 🙂

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Welcome Back!!! You’ve got a ton of reading to do LOL just kidding! 🙂 Glad to have you back

  19. cusi77 says:

    Thank you Lynn for this great blog!

    I have been clicking in the adds in blogspot.com There are BEAUTIFUL Cashmere sweters in bluefly! If I could… I would… Hello everyone!

  20. Dina’s big fat sham wedding recap: http://wp.me/pXhBd-B0

    And I love love love that more of Teresa’s family is going to be on the show! Hhahaha.

    • vilzvet says:

      Oooh, I needed to be hysterical today! Thanks a million for writing up that stupid wedding fiasco and sham marriage.

    • felony stupid says:

      Love love love the recap. I haven’t seen this show in a while and it was quite a trip to see it again. That audition tape is to die for…if a picture is worth a 1000 words….well….

      Thanks for the trip RCH!

    • TT in OC says:

      Lynnfam, if you have not seen Dina’s wedding video, please go and read RCH’s blog. It is seriously amazing …. oops, I got a Kelly moment. All jokes aside, it’s a great blog.

    • emt2 says:

      That was HILARIOUS! Everything you wrote is exactly what I thought when I watched that years ago. It still makes me laugh to read your captions!!

      Her bouquet that is really a bunch of weeds, Tommy’s complete disinterest in her, her sad, sad self-esteem, Caroline and her husband forcing Dina and Tommy to marry (Hey, Dina. I got the diamonds from the safe! The diamonds! Focus on the diamonds!), etc. etc.

      That is when I realized that Dina probably has more enemies in New Jersey than just Danielle when the accusation arose that Danielle had damaged her mailbox. Dina seemed like a very unhappy woman who was probably very bitchy to other people because her life sucked so badly and there are probably a lot of women who have been wit Tommy and hate Dina. She was always the “prize beauty” in her family and even that didn’t seem to matter when it came time to marry someone who would love her.

      He doesn’t even seem to like her. It’s like, she is another obligation, like a cousin or an aunt that you have to be nice to. He can only find 30 minutes a week to spend time with her? Is he the President? He is an ER doctor or nurse? He is a Hollywood producer or director? Is he GOD? Only 30 minutes a week with your wife? Sadness all around.

      Dina seems so unhappy to me and very superficial. I will give it to her that her wardrobe, makeup and hair improved so much since the wedding show. She did continue to look better and better and for the first half of the past season of NJ, Dina did look very elegant and beautiful. You could still tell that her witch personality was lurking beneath the surface but she definitely improved her appearance.

      And she has invested in some blue contacts because her real eye color is nowhere near that color.

    • emt2 says:

      The best part is when you mention that Dina asks your twitter friends to tell you to stop being mean to her. That is a coward! What grown woman emails private messages to online friends of someone that they don’t really like in order to ask her to stop “being mean?”

      Oh, I know. The same kind of woman who forces her sister to in turn force her husband to force his brother, to marry her. I imagine that it was her idea to make the wedding a free ad for the Brownstone and he agreed that it would be good for business. But then she was angry that he only cared about the business part of the wedding and could care less if she was actually the bride and that it was a personal event.

      Dina is so sneaky. Sneaky. Sneaky.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      That was too funny RHW.

      I have to wonder if Dina was just kicking up shit in the hopes that you would talk about her- to keep her relevant t. I thought it was pretty suspect when Jen Gilbert was tweeting Lynn out of nowhere last year.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      Awesome blog RCH…man we have a lot of talented people here :>

  21. Adgirl says:

    Anyone here have facial rejuvinations such as peels or laser?
    I am 51, look very young naturally (for my age) but I could use a freshen up before I go on job interviews. I work in online advertising and have a lot of competition by 25 – 35 year olds who worked for yahoo or google.
    I just need to look as naturally good as possible with out looking tarted up.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      The term Fotofacial is trademarked as it was invented by a dermatologist in NJ (Dr. Bitner) who combined IPL laser treatment followed by a microdermabrasion OR chemical peel 10-14 days later. Typically 5 of each are done.

      The laser portion is meant to target and break up any hyperpigmentation underneath the surface of the skin while the micro or chem peel is meant for any imperfections on top of the skin.

      What I love about them is they are completely non invasive, non ablative, and they continue to “work” for months after you have them. No one knows you’ve had anything done, it just looks like you have been on vacation and you are relaxed.

      It’s what Romona had done on one of the episodes and what she gets so mad about with Andy saying it’s not having work done.

      the nice little side benefit is both actually help to “thicken” and plump the skin making it a stronger and healthier skin that before.

      • Adgirl says:

        How long was the recovery? If I return to work before I am done will I need to take days off? I guess I could arrive at my new job with a mummy head when I have my follow ups… 🙂

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          No recovery time AT ALL for the ones I have had- some lasers are more invasive than others, but I’ve done them AT work and gone right back to work advising potential patients, meeting with reps, vendors and doctors.

          With anything light source like a laser or spending the day in the sun, your skin will be a little more dehydrated, the same with a micro or a chem peel. So use a little heavier moisturizer. Oh and SPF is crucial during the time you’re having laser treatments.

          WSL posted that she gets red and not to do them for 10 days before an event- it really depends on how sensitive your skin is for the micro/chem peels.

          You may want to use a lactic acid peel, it is derived from milk and is very gentle, meant for older skins. I typically do a glycolic peel, derived from sugar-it’s a little more invasive, so it stings a bit and I am a little red after- but not for more than 24 hours.

          good luck!

          • quincyil says:

            I have a skin brush clarisonic brush and buy over the counter acne scrub with salicylic acid (aspirin.) They do a salicylic (aspirin) facial at the med spa and I think this is the same, but really cheap.

            • OneMoreinBoston says:

              Not the same strength at all, which is good because it’d rip your skin off.

              remember high school chemistry with the acid and the base? The more base the more diluted the peel is. My skin can tolerate pretty high-50% peel, but I had to start out at a 20%. What you have with the aspirin is probably 5-6%.

              Not a bad routine, though, for the surface, if your interested in more in depth try laser treatments.

              if you do use the retin A, of course make sure no more aspirin facials, too much acid at once.

  22. Wall St Lady says:

    Adgirl my best NY friend does all that.She is an MD. I have had most all procedures EXCEPT needles ! For free. A micro dermo bras ion should be done at least 10s b4 interview or u could b red or flaky. Same w/lazors on age spots. It will make u feel good about ur self.

    • Adgirl says:

      Thanks ladies!! I will look into those! Do I need to go to an MD for those?

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        No- you can go to a medspa. medSpa’s have to be overseen by a MD but typically MD’s don’t like to do the treatments themselves, they like to make the money from the surgeries- so they delegate them to an RN or medical estherician depending on the laws in your state.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          p.s. I consult with a MedSpa in Manhattan on swishy 5th ave. They have 2 floors and their rent is 9K per month.
          In Boston I oversee a medSpa with 2 floors and the rent is 35K per month. Yikes!
          WSL’s doctor may have the luxury of doing her own medspa treatments, because her overhead is not as great. In Boston, I would personally pull the doctor out of the room- no way could we cover the rent and payroll if they were were doing micros.

        • Adgirl says:

          I can’t wait! My husband has a lead on a great job so if/when that occurs I can break into my facelift money (hah). You know, that little bit of money squirreled away in case the hubby developes amnesia or runs off with Angelina Jolie and I’m back on the market.

          • OneMoreinBoston says:

            When you go on your initial consultation, post here- I’ll give you my email address and I’ll let you know if it’s a good deal or if you can get a better “insider” price.
            Also- most place have financing so you may not have to break into the “Angelia Jolie” money.
            Depending on the initial price you could do it for as low as $40 per month, depending on your credit.

            • Shylurker says:

              Sounds like a good topic for a new reality show—Skin care for women over 50. I would watch because unfortunately, any medical expenses other than basic needs is is out of the question for me.

          • Ellabean says:

            LOL !

            • quincyil says:

              I knew skin care would be a hit here. LOL>

              • vilzvet says:

                Hey guess what, I am heading into NYC tomorrow because my daughter has to go to this skin care expo at the Jacob Javits Center as a school assignment, so I am her companion. It is called the Spa & Resort/Medical Aesthetics Conference and Expo. I assume it will be interesting! We will spend most of the day there. I know Christie Brinkley was there today for some reason, maybe she has a product coming out. Anyway, I look forward to it. If I see any hot new products or techniques I will be sure to let you all know. My daughter is telling me to go there barefaced to be a guinea pig but I said “no way”, LOL. I’ll just watch others!

              • quincyil says:

                Go and get whatevery you can get free… There will probably be samples.

              • OneMoreinBoston says:

                i couldn’t post a reply- but I really wanted to go to that! No time.

                Also, IMHO there is a huge vast need for skincare for over 50. I know that because it’s how there even is a medspa industry.

            • TEB says:

              Adgirl- I am also in sales and trying to compete with the young ones! Let me know how it goes!
              OneMore: I just ‘won’ a Medical Facial at a silent auction. It’s done at a plastic surgeon’s office. What can I expect?

              • OneMoreinBoston says:

                wow- how cool! I have no idea what a “medical facial” is-never heard of it.
                But it could be deliberately vague because they want to see what your skin is all about before they go ahead and do anything.
                Probably a microdermabrasion or a chemical peel.

    • MAMAZ says:

      How does saying that Danielle has a reputation as a patholoical liar help his case? I thought he needed to prove that she hurt his reputation, which isn’t that good in the first place. If everyone thinks she’s a liar then they wouldn’t believe the stuff she said about Maher, right?

  23. lillybee says:

    Actually, Juicy serving 8 days out of a 10 day sentence is pretty good. In my town, they are lucky to only have to serve half of the sentence. Town is pretty broke.

  24. TT in OC says:

    Hey ladies and gents, I need your opinions. When I was young, I love to read. I haven’t read that much lately other than text or art-related books. Anyone read a good book or books lately that you would recommend? I like mysteries and read all of Agatha Christie’s books when I was in college. Thanks in advance.

    • American Idiot says:

      I am a big reader. Here are three of my favorites:

      The Help by Kathryn Stockett
      The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
      The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

    • I LOVED “The Glass Castle”. It is one of my all time favorites, but it’s not a mystery. If you like mysteries “Sarah’s Key” was very good (and very sad) and “The Shadow of the Wind” was also amazing.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I’m reading Tim Gunn’s new book. It’s fun. Quick read. He says the Countess asked him to write the intro to her book. When he refused, she offered to write it for him and he could put his name to it. He refused. The book is full of stories about people he’s known.

      • MAMAZ says:

        If you are looking for a light mystery I recomend the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Short, fun books with good messages about respect, forgiveness and doing the right thing. The Anti Housewives, lol.

        If you want something a little spicier I’d go with either the Charlaine Harris Southern Vampire Mystery series or Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books. Both are fun.

        ZipIt mentioned a series a few blogs ago that sound really good. The Tory Bauer series by Kathleen Taylor. I haven’t had a chance to check them out yet but certainly will.

        If you like darker books try the Karin Slaughter Grant County books. Or t Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter books. They are a little different than the Showtime series but just as good. I also like Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme novels.

        Dennis Lehane is a wonderful mystery writer.

        Ok, I’ve mentioned that I work for a University. Can anyone guess in what capacity? It should be obvious!

        • anniieee says:

          I love Karin Slaughter–hated the last one… I cried cried cried…..

          Snow Flower and the Secret Fan…about Chinese footbinding and the caste system…excellent.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo…I can’t put it down

      • justanothermary says:

        I haven’t read it but I’ve heard about a book by some Zarin woman regarding Jewish secrets or something like that. Apparently it’s a must have according to a woman named Saunders on the Amazon reviews. Might want to give it a try.

        • MAMAZ says:

          Mary, LOL. You must be feeling better. 🙂

        • Kat says:

          I believe a dog mistaken for a cat ate that book.
          The secrets… were made up by the author who was actually a ghost writer and has a son who threatens people on twitter.

        • TT in OC says:

          Well, I have a limited budget for books in this economy. In fact, I need to get paid from my current commission work (a painting I am doing for a lady) before I can go to Barnes & Noble. So, I think I will not waste my money on this one ….. love your sense of humor!

          • TrueLifeDiva says:

            The library is always free 😉 Also, swap books with friends. My mother and I ship boxes of books back and forth to each other every couple of months. We keep the ones we like, donate the ones we don’t or already have. I average at least one book a week. It does get pricey!

            • TT in OC says:

              I too was thinking about going to the library, hopefully, in two weeks when work is done.

            • justanothermary says:

              Make sure you take advantage of the “media mail” pricing – it saves a lot on shipping.

              • TrueLifeDiva says:

                oh, you better believe it! Sometimes the box is only half books but I make sure to mention I’m shipping books to get the “book rate”.

    • TT in OC says:

      Thanks again everyone for your contribution to my new book list. I can’t wait to start. Love you all!!

      • please don't beat up on me says:

        If you need junkfood for the brain, the Sookie Stackhouse books written by Charlaine Harris are excellent! They will take your mind off of EVERYTHING and you will absolutely laugh yourself silly when you meet Bubba!
        The Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich are the BEST! Between Lula (an overly abundant woman with a penchant for spandex and stilletos who carries a big gun in her bigger bag) and Grandma, you will not find anything that will make you laugh more! And Ranger and Morelli….

    • nathania says:

      I have read Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier about 20 times, it’s amazing.

      You might like “Girl in a Swing” by Richard Adams if you liked Agatha Christie (he wrote “Watership Down” but this is a complete departure and a psychological thriller, there are long winding parts about pottery which I skipped…it is a very bewitching book)

  25. lillybee says:

    In keeping with the hw theme, how about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Larsson.

  26. quincyil says:

    We are holding a contest here. We are taking your guesses of who made the statement that Lolly twittered. “At least I still have a husband!” I think Michaela made it to Cat after Cat said something about the Salahis.

    • American Idiot says:

      So, let’s see. Everyone has a husband, except Lynda and Cat. But Lynda has Ebong, so my guess is the comment was made about Cat. As to who said it, well, I doubt Mary or Stacie did. Doesn’t seem to me like something they would say. So I think you are right, it is Michaela.

    • SavingGrace says:

      It has to be…

      No one but Michaela or her jill-zarin-troll-like assistant would say something like that and ….

      No one but Cat has “lost” a husband. I mean she really didn’t lose him. She knows where he is except he’s not with her anymore…sad.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I’m guessing Erica. Proof that she made a visit to the couch?

      • quincyil says:

        Some people said Erica was single, but in the ice cream event, it looked like wedding rings and I think it was her left hand. I will have to look again, but I was surpised when I heard she was single.

  27. RIerinFL says:

    I just read the Giudice court documents linked above. Oh my God, please tell me that they will have to go to jail. Someone tell me that these lowest of low lifes will have to pay some retribution for stealing, lying, hiding, conniving, etc.

    • justanothermary says:

      That’s one thing that really gets my shorts in a bundle. These grifters, users and cheats have enough money stashed to keep their rosy-red behinds out of the slammer for the most part. Yet a basically good person otherwise makes a mistake out of despiration and they pay for it for the rest of their lives. It really honks me off to see M&M Gorilla out living their craptastic lives while really good people struggle to put a meal on the table for their children sometime between the day and the night job they hold in an attempt to keep a roof over their heads.

      Sorry for the rant.

      • RIerinFL says:

        Rant away. My blood is boiling. My mother and stepfather have had to file for bankruptcy. Mom was hurt at work and was basically forced out and my stepdad lost his job to the economy. They are close to losing everything. They have tried to stave off and live off retirement while they are looking for work but they haven’t been able to even get entry level. They have needed help with food and electric (basics). They are not hiding money in a different bank account and not disclosing it.
        They have both worked really hard their whole lives and have lived honestly. That’s what bankruptcy is for not for people like the Giudices that are trying to take the system, county, state, for a ride.
        Thanks for letting me rant!

      • klmh says:

        I agree. They are the lowest most vile of them all. To think they almost got away with it…

        • RIerinFL says:

          Until something actually happens to them and they actually have to face some kind of consequence for their actions, I am going to believe that they will get a way with it.
          I am not just being negative but am looking at things like his DUI. He didn’t even have to do community service!
          If they go to jail, I will invite everyone to my house for a celebration!

  28. AZ Girl says:

    This just posted on Perezhilton.com Housewives of Miami are coming our way

    Excellent! It’s about time!

    The latest locale for the Real Housewives franchise has been confirmed to be Miami, and according to sources, has already been filmed – because it wasn’t originally supposed to be a part of the franchise!

    Production insiders revealed that it was “shot to be a different show, but they have decided to make it a part of the Housewives franchise. We just finished shooting. It’s all done. It’s going to be a tamer, sexier show.”

    Boo! We like our Housewives trashy!

    The series, set to air sometime between November and January, will feature Scottie Pippin’s wife Lara, Glen Rice’s wife, Christy, socialite Adriana Sidi, Venue Magazine editor Alexia Echeverria, public relations expert Marysol Patton, DRAQ QUEEN Elaine Lancaster, and Roy Black’s wife, Lea Black!

    Inneresting!

    We’ll certainly be tuning in for obvious reasons!

    But what do U think?? U excited for some Miami housewives drama??

  29. Tootsie says:

    Have been laying around reading IHJZ and am in a quandry. Who the hell is WSL and WSM. I followed the directions and read all the hints and still can’t get it. Most likely will lose sleep tonight. Is she younger then 60 and bigger than a bread box? She looks like Wonder Woman??? Her husband is a hunk???? If you love me leave a note and I will send you my e-mail. This is torture.

  30. Hey! you guys were running-out of space up there. Tomorrow on Oprah-Age in Hollywood with Cybil Sheperd & other “old” actresses. It looked like they were going to talk about having procedures, and/or not having them.
    Quincyil-medspa? Sign me up! That’s exactly what I need. I’m just this side of “post”-menopause, and I haven’t done a THING! -Except dye my grey hair (did I mention the HUGE BALD SPOT???).
    About a year ago, my MD put me on Lovazza. Perscription fish-oil, (gauranteed mercury free). They are huge capsules.
    After about 3 weeks, I noticed a strange odor in my room. IT WAS ME.
    About a week after that, I was eating a turkey sandwitch. It tasted like FISH. EVERYTHING tasted like fish! So, I cut-back on the pills.
    Oh-I broke open one of the pills, thinking to use it like vitamin E, and I rubbed it into my skin. Big mistake. My clothes even reeked from that one, and it was too oily for my skin.
    I saw the latest lasers on the news yesterday. They said that in PA, anyone can use the laser, MD or not. The before & after were really nice.

    • justanothermary says:

      Is there anything out there that really does help regrow hair. Mine is almost gone and, even though I wasn’t going to let it bother me, it does. I thinks I miss my hair more than my boobs!

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        There is a laser that regrows hair. BUT typically your oncologist won’t let you have treatments if you are undergoing chemo.

        I know the hair is REALLY bothering you, you’ve mentioned it a few times in your postings.

        Wait about 3-6 months after your chemo treatment is over, if your hair is not coming back talk to the oncologist- there ARE treatments available.

        • justanothermary says:

          Thanks for the info. I almost hate to bring it up because it seems like such a small detail with everything else that is going on, but I used to have GREAT hair!

          • TEB says:

            JustanotherMary- I sold the medical devices that took biopsies of the breast to find out if it was cancer. Was yours Breast Cancer? I hope you don’t mind me asking!

            • justanothermary says:

              No problem at all – ask away! Yes I have breast cancer. I’m hoping the imaging I’m having on Thursday tells me it’s small enough now to cut out. The waiting for results is MURDER!

          • jean says:

            just another mary what color hair is good for you. i used to be obsessed with hair and have a number of hair pieces and wigs that eventually will be trashed by my son when i am gone. these are pretty current to0,not the old lady kind. i guess some now consider me old lady, but i was buying nice expensive hair up until recently. my natural hair is now almost to my waist and now i hate hair on my neck and after growing it for so long am ready to chop it off to shoulder length. my husband loved my hair but since he died in jan 2009 i just hold onto to it and i think its time to chop it and let the vanity go.

        • TEB says:

          OneMore- I had a question upthread about “medical facials”. What does that mean? What can I expect? Thanks in advance for your help!

      • Kat says:

        http://www.rogaine.com/women
        Minoxidil is the generic name.

      • TrueLifeDiva says:

        This won’t create “amazing” results but will help speed things along.
        1. Daily scalp massage. Stimulates blood circulation and relieves stress a little bit. Massage the entire scalp and then add extra attention to your balding areas. I have seen this alone bring back hair on clients with traction Alopecia and bald spots on kids from ring worm.
        2. Take a multivitamin. Hair and nails are made up of the excess vitamins your body doesn’t use. If your body isn’t getting enough nutrients, there is nothing left to go to hair and nails. I have always taken a daily suppliment and I have bra strap length hair and 1 1/2″ nails 😉
        3. Lay off the chemicals. Do not get you hair “did” more frequently than every 6-8 weeks. Overlapping chemical processes leaves hair fragile and prone to breakage. Sometimes clients complaint that hair is not growing when in reality it is breaking off faster than it grows.
        4. Shampoo less often. Do not shampoo every day unless it is truly dirty. Most people can get away with shampooing every 3 days or until it is very greasy and funky ;-). Most drugstore shampoos are like detergent and very drying. Not a good thing.

        Licensed Cosmetologist for 22yrs 😀

        • quincyil says:

          Aim for overall health. It’s frightening to have so many things happen all at once. Is there a support group for women survivors of breast cancer in your area? Remember, you always have us if you need us.

        • justanothermary says:

          Is there a shampoo that is better than others? I don’t wash hair everyday anymore just cuz I don’t feel up to it. I have never put chemicals in my hair, I wasn’t even graying when I got the cancer, so never saw the need.

          • TrueLifeDiva says:

            A lot depends on your hair type, texture, style, etc. I can recommend some things but don’t want to hijack the blog. Please e-mail me at Lalasaint@yahoo.com (put Hair/IHJZ in the title). I can answer any of your questions and ask a few of my own. I would like to send you a care package of products and accessories to help you get thru this time of recovery 🙂 .

    • klmh says:

      Be careful. There was a F.P. (family practitioner) in our town that decided to get the machine. Too much juice and he burned the hell out of a ladies face. Permanent burns. Please ask your friends that have had successful procedures who the used, and then check to see if the procedure is done under medical supervision. Might want to check on board certification for dermatology. More often than not, they check and have their clinicians certified for office procedures.

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        This laser is meant for the hair on your head-it’s low level so probably won’t cause burns that way lasers for laser hair REMOVAL can.

        http://www.hairlosslearningcenter.org/content/Treatments/laser-hair-restoration.asp

        “Low level laser therapy is being used as a hair loss treatment. To treat baldness with laser light therapy, laser rays are directly applied to the scalp by a mechanical device so that red blood cells are stimulated. Lasers are said to work by converting ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) to ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate), releasing energy and causing cellular metabolic changes. During this process, additional nutrients and oxygen are provided to the scalp assisting the normal chemical processes performed by those cells, increasing overall blood circulation. Lasers, when applied to the scalp and hair, have been said to improve overall hair quality, promote hair growth, and increase hair shaft diameter.”

        http://www.hairlosslearningcenter.org/content/Treatments/laser-hair-restoration.asp

        Unfortunately, a medical license is no guarantee of safety for Laser Hair Removal.

        Oftentimes when I see burns, they are from a Dermatologist who is overconfident, and thinks that they can bypass certain safety protocols because they are smarter. Not.

        • justanothermary says:

          Thanks for all the great advice. I do have a massage on a pretty regular basis. I have a good friend who is a massage therapist and she has been doing scalp massages. I don’t know if it’s helping, but it feels GREAT. I live in a very small town but am not far from Minneapolis/St. Paul. There are great support groups up there, but I’m too sick to do the drive and have less and a caring support group. The hubs works nights so he really can’t drive me and all those people who said they would be there for me have managed vanish – go figure! The hubs has be great though. I never realized how lucky I am to have him.

        • klmh says:

          Sorry, I was answering the post further up thread and to the left of yours. References from friends etc., are a good source and I wouldn’t personally consider any person other than a board certified dermatologist or his trained personnel to do a procedure that could permanently damage my skin. I would also ask how many times they have done the procedure and what certification or training was required for it. Sound a bit like Jeff Lewis, don’t I?

          • Kat says:

            You give sound advice. Training and experience are really important when dealing with anything medical related.

          • OneMoreinBoston says:

            This is actually a huge topic of debate in the medical community.

            Dermatologists are trained to treat disease of the skin. Age isn’t a disease. Plastic Surgeons typically have more cutting edge treatments and IMHO keep up with technology.

            MedSpas are a funny hybrid of Medical and esthetics. All have a role.

            Good questions to ask:
            -What type of equipment? When purchased? (how old is it)
            -Do you own it or share it? (so does it travel from office to office getting damaged)
            -How often is it calibrated?
            -Who performs the treatment?
            -What is their licensure?
            -How many people of my age and ethnicity have you treated in the past? And how many do you treat currently?
            -Can I talk to any of them?
            -What is your safety protocol?
            -Do you do a test spot every visit? And on every different area? (this is why there are burns, providers get lazy)
            -What happens if there is an adverse reaction?

            Do your own research on Yelp or Google to check out what other people are saying, and ask to actually see one of the treatment rooms-look around to see if everything is clean.

            FYI- It sounds really callous, but there are very few cases where there is permanent damage to the skin when there is an adverse reaction. That is why you see horror stories on the internet but very few incidents make it to trial. Because by the time that it gets in front of a judge there is no visible damage and there is no way to collect anything.

            So if you ever see a sensational case where a jury awarded some poor soul with big bucks for an injury-there was a MAY-JOR screw up that is atypical.

            • klmh says:

              One more in Boston brought up some good points but personally I wouldn’t give the internet google ratings for physicians any credence. Some will stack the deck in their favor.

              • Kat says:

                I don’t recall the site I was at when I wrote some feedback on my spine surgeon. The doctor had a patient’s very unhappy family member writing some serious accusations against him and calling into question his credentials because he was educated in South Africa.

                I do wish info on patterns of negligence and malpractice were more readily available.

      • Thanks for the great hair-tips. I wear glasses, so a wig or extensions would be too much “stuff” on my head. My hair-loss is technically “unexplained”, “Unknown reason”-but it really is horrific. If I can upload the photo I will. (with warning). Every person that I know who had chemo related baldness, had great hair when it finally came back if that is any consolation for that?
        Speaking-of pics–I peeked at the ones on the site, and I am insanely jealous of Zip-it’s cute hair-style. I’m thinking of going short, and biting the bullet for the upkeep. I need a new best friend hairdresser anyways.

        And regarding skin treatments, I also wanted to ask WSL if she ever heard-of or visited Georgette Klinger in Manhattan? she probably was before your time, but I had her personally give me a facial when I was a teen, and my mom told me that she was a very famous back in her day, (my mom’s early days). I was a little intimidated by her, she had a very strong accent, but she taught me how to do an herbal steam facial with chamomile tea and I actually paid close attention to every step.
        I always wondered if Klinger was as renown as my mom made her out to be?

        • vilzvet says:

          I’ve heard of her! Definitely. Maybe I’ve read about her in Cosmo or something from back in the day.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          Georgette Klinger is a skincare legend! How cool that you actually had a facial from her!

          She died in 2004 but her children are trying to revive her brand:

          http://www.brandlandusa.com/2009/03/26/still-waiting-on-georgette-klinger/

          Her products have cult-like status. I have a little eBay store and I get emails from random strangers across the country looking for her stuff. If I could get my hands on any, I would be rich!

        • quincyil says:

          I went to Georgette Klinger in Water Tower Place in Chicago for years and I am still friends with the Eastern Eurpean ladies who worked there. When Georgette died a few years ago, plastic surgeons bought the company and fired the women who had worked there for decades. The first time I went there it was on my 21st birthday with a Yogoslavian lab tech. That was my birthday gift from the lab staff who I would help all of the time while I was a grad student. I have talked to a lot of people around here. They have machines that blow steam at your face rather than the tea. The ladies drank the tea and shared it with me too.

          I had a facial and make up two hours after Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore were there to get ready for the Democratic Convention in 96. The woman who gave me my facial had done Hilliary and the make up girl had done both Hillary and Tipper. They shared their experiences with me and I had a wonderful time. They have a shop on the near north side and I still go to them, not the plastic surgeons.

  31. Tootsie says:

    Good night all. I must away and shower so I am ready for “The Good Wife”. I love that show.

  32. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Just a reminder Atlanta House Wives and The A_List on LOGO both begin next Monday! Yay! 😀 DVR is programed and ready…..

  33. TEB says:

    Initally, I was very hesitant to give Lynn a photo of myself when she asked to have a IHJZ album. I was afraid to share who I was with the group. But then I realized it was the exact same fear I had about posting for the first time on this site. I thought “what if they don’t like what I said?” or “What if they think I’m goofy?” (which I am). I decided to send a photo to Lynn and I am glad I did. Much like I am glad I posted the first time. I find myself checking that album looking for a face to put with the great posts made by the people here. I’m not asking anyone that’s part of this community to do something that makes them uncomfortable- but I have enjoyed putting a face with a witty post.
    Just my thoughts. 🙂

    • boston02127 says:

      @TEB–I luv putting a face to the name. I hope more people send Lynn pics to go up.

      • anniieee says:

        Boston–that is me at the Head of the Charles with my boat…from DC. Never ever been as scared as sitting in the bay with all those boats. It was like the biggest traffic jam, with everyone just milling around, waiting through the line up. What a day. Seven bridges and kids that I had coached in High School, that were now in college, hanging off the bridges yelling for us. It is a very special memory.

    • Kat says:

      I think it’s great. The pics really emphasize that we are posting to very real very beautiful people (some with huge ears…Boston 😉 ) quite deserving of respect.

      • justanothermary says:

        I just truly hate pics of me. It was bad before the cancer, now, foggetabotit.

        • cusi77 says:

          Mary! We love YOU… I bet you have beautiful eyes, the eyes are the mirror’s SOUL… Think about it!

        • Kat says:

          I hate having my picture taken too and have successfully avoided it for the most part even at the holidays. Instead I’d take the pictures.
          Now I regret it a bit as there are very few pictures of me when I was younger, slimmer and better looking.
          (I can say that because there aren’t pictures to prove otherwise. 😉 So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  34. Kat says:

    I wonder where Had Enough! has gone? I miss her posts.
    Squirrels, Hooked on Housewives, Desertgal66, AFormerJillFan….
    Zoekayla, Adios Lunatic, RileyKitty, Dark Sonnet, Gypsy, Floridagirl88,
    Capiche and HateFake.. WasLurking… FredTheCatTravels… Katiecoo, Smompy, and TheDigger I hope you all are well and will post soon.

    Shadowsnomore I hope you and your family are okay.

    Okay my brain went blank. I apologize to any posters I’ve missed.
    Squirrels you are missed, I know I posted to you twice. I’m hoping for chapter 6.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      WOW Kat you have an amazing memory! Hooked On Housewives emailed me a few days ago, she wanted to let everyone know she’s still reading but isn’t interseted in any of the current shows. I think she may be back for Atlanta 🙂

    • Hi! I’m still around, but not as active since the newest member of the family joined us, little Liliput. 😛 But the past month or so, I’ve been dealing with a sinus/ear infection. I finally got some antibiotics 5 days ago and was better since last night, but overdid it today and had a relapse of the roaring/ringing in my left ear. That became intolerable after half a dozen times of it coming and going for a month that I had to go to the doctor or go crazy! I should be in bed resting, so I’d best get off. Actually, I should be in bed asleep. Period! LOL!

      I try to stop in from time to time and read a bit and post every now and then. Ya’ll take care!

      • Kat says:

        {{{{A former Jill fan}}}}
        It is good to read you! I hope you recover fully soon. It stinks not being well. I can’t imagine my ears ringing and roaring that sounds miserable.
        I hope you can spend time here soon. Say hi to Liliput. 😉

  35. AZ Girl says:

    Lesson to be learned tonight on Flipping Out. Do NOT mix business with family. It never works out.

    • nathania says:

      My thoughts exactly. Jeff should have been a lot smarter. And now she (I have a mental block on that woman’s name, she gets on my nerves) has him by the short hairs because she will be on leave, and before that she will be somewhat incapacitated at the end of her pregnancy. Which a normal employer would accept but then Jeff is not quite normal.

  36. boston02127 says:

    Good night all.
    Going to go watch Teen Mom and I know nobody here watches it. 😦

    • Kat says:

      Good night. I’m off too atleast for awile.

    • American Idiot says:

      I watch it!

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I watch Teen Mom. It is one of my favorite shows. 🙂

    • boston02127 says:

      I’m so glad to have someone to gossip with about Teen Mom! What do you guys think of Amber? She’s is soooooo mean. I think she should be reported, she’s so abusive. I wish Gary would get custody of the baby.

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        Amber is out of control! She needs anger management. I am glad that Gary FINALLY stood up for himself. She is lucky that Gary didn’t call the police on her. I think he should have. I hope Gary follows through and gets custody of the baby. The baby should not have to grow up in that enviroment.

  37. Olivia says:

    Have to say I am rather bored tonight so I took a look at the Dina Wedding Video and the only thing that comes to mind is how completely detached this guy looks about wanting to get married. I never saw such a disinterested groom. And she looked like the most miserable bride ever caught on tape.

    Why did he marry her? Unless someone was standing off camera aiming a shotgun to his head that we did not see, I could not glean one moment of delight coming from this couple that would prove that they were anywhere “in love”. It just appeared as an exercise to spend scads of money on hideous “stuff”.

    As someone pointed out upthread, if he really loved her he would have at least agreed to be filmed in just one scene in NJ to just prove that he was real.

    Holy macaroni! Even Juicy Joe makes an effort every once in awhile to at least “pretend” he is a happy spouse. But this wedding video shows a man who looks like he just lost the lottery and this marriage is the debt he owes as a result.

    • justanothermary says:

      My theory is that he is gay and in the closet. The stories of him being womanizer weren’t covering for him anymore so he had to marry to save face. Dina needed money, he needed a wife.

    • klmh says:

      Agree wholeheartedly. Who would want that for themselves? Can you imagine what their lives are really like? Sad…

    • nathania says:

      Yep, that is pretty awful watching that. The worst/best part is when she says, “not alot of girls would put up with this” and he says, “yes, they would, just get out the checkbook.”

      Dina sold her soul for that dirty money, so I guess she has to take the bad with the good.

  38. LynnNChicago says:

    Thanks to everyone who has sent photos, I hope everyone will take a moment to enjoy them!

    We’re still missing a few of you……:) Again, don’t feel like you have to send a photo of yourself, just maybe something that you feel represents you, or your pet, a special meal that you’ve cooked, your favorite dress hanging on a hanger … anything that you love or means something to you, you don’t even have to explain if you don’t want to.. what do you say?

    Thanks to everyone who popped over to Blogspot and clicked on the ads, I appreciate it. I still have a few old blogs from April and May with all of your great comments to post over there, I’ll let you know when I get them up. :)xo Lynn

  39. SillyMe says:

    Wonder if this is true: http://absurdtosublime.net/2010/09/28/jacqueline-lauritas-daughter-not-returning-to-jersey-housewives/
    According to this article, it says Trashley will not be returning and Melissa and Kim G. are being filmed for season 3! Yay for Trashley being axed I can’t stand her whiny voice! 😀

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Didn’t Teresa want more MONEY??? Guess Bravo is giving her an answer with both Kim and Missy filming. Besides she may very well be in so much legal trouble that they won’t want to deal with her….

      • SillyMe says:

        What a slap in T’s face if Bravo chooses to move on from her crazy antics…although it would be fun to watch her make an a$$ out of herself…that’s pretty much the only reason I watch…she’s stupid for thinking she’s a real star that can make demands…I will quote her in saying “Bitch please!” lol 😉

      • nathania says:

        I would bet she is trying to get more dough.

        And I bet they are going to tell her they got her a $250,000 book advance or whatever it was, so lump it.

  40. jean says:

    i left a message upthread for just another mary. lynn you have access to her and if needed please let her have my email address so i could at least provide her with some temporary hair that i have accumulated with my obsession with hair that i had. That is before my husband died last year and i had a heart attack. it doesnt mean that much to me anymore and i am trying to rid myself of unneeded things i accumulated in the past. I really hate throwing stuff in the trash especially if someone else needs it. I already gave some wigs etc to people that will probably never use them and now i see there is a real need for someone, i want to help and even if her hair isnt my kind, i probably will buy her some and send to her. we gotta help each other dont we?

    • justanothermary says:

      That is soooo kind! My email is mnewborg@yahoo.com. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      @jean – you are a beautiful person! We should help when we can and I love that you are so willing to help. And the more we help the more other people will do so as well.
      This morning I got an e mail saying that our Save a Pet shelter was in trouble (too many critters not enough money) so I stopped by Walmart and bought giant bags of dog and cat food. After I picked up my youngest from school we dropped the food off at the shelter. Guess what he wants me to do with his allowance next week……

    • TT in OC says:

      On a similiar topic, I have been donating my hair to Lock of Love. I am sure some of you must have heard of them before. I love kids but can’t afford to financially contribute much, and hope this is a way to help. If any of you are interested, here is the info.

      http://www.locksoflove.org/donate.html

      I donated two years ago on Christmas eve and am planning to do it again this Christmas. Hope you can join me.

  41. justanothermary says:

    So, how do I send Lynn a pic and how do I change my quilt to a pic?

    • boston02127 says:

      @ justanothermary –To send Lynn a pic you need to have a picture in your own files on your computer. If you have a picture in your files you should be able to see where it says insert in an email. Then you can email it.
      If you don’t have any saved pictures on your computer, you can always ask someone who has a picture of you to email you a copy. Then you can forward it to Lynn.

      To change your quilt. Log in.
      At the top left side of this page roll your arrow over where it says
      “my account” A little menu will come up. Go down to “edit my profile” and click on it. You will be on a new page. On the right side of that page where it says “Current Gravatar” click below that where it says “change my gravatar”
      You will be on a new page. In blue you will have four diffrent options written in blue. Once you pick which option you want it will walk you thru it. There are only 2 more steps.

  42. I don’t think I posted this correctly before :S But anyway, here is article kissing Zarin ass rather shamelessly!

  43. Kat says:

    @justanothermary TrueLifeDiva made a comment to you at 10:20 PM that I wanted to make sure you are aware of.

    Boston is good with WordPress.

  44. Kat says:

    @justanothermary Are you registered with WordPress and logged in? And do you have a picture of yourself on your computer?

    • Kat says:

      To send Lynn an email her address is LynnAHudson@aol.com
      In yahoo mail you use the “attach” button next to the “send” button in your new email. “Attach” will open a window that allows you to search your computer for the file you wish to send.

  45. Jenni says:

    Was reading all the comments about hair and skin care upthread, and got the courage to throw this out there for your consideration….

    The last chemo drug I was on had this side affect with attacking the skin, not really relevent to what I am about to say except my doctor advised I get a certain skin treatment to help with the pain and healing. The only cream that would really help, according to what the doctor and nurses said. This stuff is FANTASTIC. Since switching to the chemo drugs I am on now, I have continued to use it, while just exfoliating at home. That’s all I am doing, exfoliating with a luffa and using this cream. My skin has never looked better. My deep wrinkles are disappearing, the ones that are less deep are just gone, and my age spots are shrinking and in some cases have totally dissappeared. (I have the skin of a redhead even though I got the dark brown hair, so age spots have been a big problem for me).

    Anyway, I have not been doing this very long, maybe about a month now, but my skin has never been so soft, smooth, and even colored. The saging skin has tightened up, my eyes don’t have the bags anymore, and the upper lids and eyebrows have lifted. The large pores are gone. I am amazed, and hoping that if I keep this up, even more improvement will occur over time!

    It is kind of like a good facial, when I first started, I got a few bumps from imperfections and embedded material in the skin working it’s way out, but thank goodness for that, right? I am glad those things are not part of me anymore….

    Okay, so the type of cream is going to freak everyone out, but it is not expensive at all. I am having amazing results, so I am going to screw up my courage and write it down now: Udderly Smooth, Udder Cream….

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I use it on my hands all the time and on my legs in the winter! I Udderly love it!

    • Kat says:

      Jenni Bag Balm is really good stuff and it too is for udders. 😉
      I have no idea about using it in conjunction with chemo but it is an ointment that is useful in treating dry/cracked skin.

      • Jenni says:

        Most udder creames are petrolium based, but udderly smooth is based on water. The doctor and nurses stressed not to use any other udder cream, just udderly smooth. It also has a chemical in it that is hard to find in other creams….

      • quincyil says:

        Use it all of the time, especially in winter when it’s dry inside.

      • Kat says:

        Gold Bond Ultimate with Aloe is really good too imo. I use it on my hands and feet in winter.
        There are extremely positive reviews I noted for Surgeon’s Skin Secret Moisturizer. I book marked it. Thanks.

        • boston02127 says:

          Kat – I use it on my heels. I put in on then put on little pair of socks for the night. It’s instant healing.

          Lol– we call little socks pea shoes and I have no idea why.

    • justanothermary says:

      I’ll give it a try. I think I’ve seen it at Walmart. My udders are gone, but I still want smooth skin, lol!

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      I’m so happy you found a good product!

      I haven’t commented on what I’ve seen chemo do to the skin, because well, there’s enough to contend with-ya know? But it can be brutal. Really, chemo is not a great beauty enhancer-huh? But if it gets the “C” then appearances are the last thing we SHOULD be worried about right?

      But I have a friend who is employed by various oncologists as a makeup artist specializing in cancer patients. I thought it sounded strange when I heard about it- but the doctors believe that when a patient begins to care about her appearance, they have turned a corner and their survival rates are higher.

    • klmh says:

      So many great posts on this subject. Thanks for the udderly fantastic information.

  46. boston02127 says:

    @justanothermary —I posted above to you about changing your quilt & mailing photos. 🙂

  47. boston02127 says:

    Teresa has been busy tweeting tonight. I’d think she be spending time with Joe on his first night out. Trouble in monkey paradise?

  48. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet & link—-
    http://mygenerositywater.org/kelly. Everyone deserves clean water, help me help others

  49. lillybee says:

    I used to use BagBalm on my goat. It is really thick. But I am going to try UdderlySmooth.

  50. Wall St Lady says:

    Housewifehater
    “I noticed Some strange odor in the room [ it was me”
    I can’t stop laughing ! Sorry.
    R u still smelly ?

  51. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi Jean !
    I had been wondering where u r.
    Big Hug !

  52. Wall St Lady says:

    Up thread: What is a medical facial?
    A Dr. Can use higher levels of “acid” for peels than a non Dr. A Dr can also prescribe creams w/higher levels than u can get Over the counter.

    • quincyil says:

      Physicians do use higher levels. Hopefully, they know what they are doing. Retin A in higher doses is under perscription, but I see creams with it on the Walmart shelves. I think bioelements is a good company and it sells on the net. A lot of spas used their products for facials.

  53. Kat says:

    Swamp people is on and a father and son are out in a boat hunting “gator”.
    They snare a gator which is on a fishing type line or rope I guess. The son Jacob has a shotgun (I think) and it’s his job to shoot the gator. He fires 6 times and wounds the creature which pisses off Mr Gator royally. The gator is fighting in the water against its tether and rears up and bites the barrel of the shot gun that Jacob is trying to shoot him with. Jacob finally finishes off Mr Gator.

    Now that is on the job stress. Not for me. I felt bad for the gator.
    But that sure is a hard living. Dangerous too.

  54. JKW says:

    Oh my God, I have seen that show. I can’t believe what a horrible job that would be. Only good thing is that apparently Gator season is on a few months.

    • Kat says:

      It must take nerves of steal. True grit.
      I just learned alligators hiss and are faster on land than humans.
      I wonder what comes after gator season?

  55. JKW says:

    The one guy builds swamp boats. I don’t really know if the others do anything besides hunt gators. I know they have said how self sufficient they are so I assume they do hunting and trapping. They make pretty decent money (by the ft ) for the gators. Seems like it’s something all the Cajuns do and the kids learn when they are old enough.

    • Kat says:

      I checked the website and the alligator hunting season is just 30 days.
      From the site:
      There are regulated hunting seasons for deer, turkey, quail, rabbit, alligator, squirrel, raccoons, opossum, migratory birds and waterfowl.
      There are regulated fishing seasons for crawfish, shrimp, oysters and seawater and freshwater fish ranging from shark to grouper.
      Nutria, a rodent species that is considered a nuisance because it destroys Louisiana coastal wetlands, is hunted for population control and used as a food source by subsistence hunters.

      These people seem to work hard in harsh terrain. I say harsh because I’m sure I’d be dead prey in no time in a swamp.
      I lived in Alexandria, LA for about six months 30 yrs ago. I remember these little green lizards were everywhere and they freaked me out. LOL

      • JKW says:

        I lived outside New Orleans for about 9 mo. I am sure there are seasons for hunting. I am pretty sure the Cajuns in the swamps don’t give a shit. When we were down there we went to the Lake Ponchatrain to walk my dog. He went after a Nutria ..he killed it …but it got an artery in his tongue. I hadn’t been there long and had no clue about a vet. I just drove around until I found one. My new car, myself and the dog were bloody messes. The vet didn’t know which one of us was hurt. They were are mean little shits.

        • Kat says:

          I hope your dog okay! Nutria are large rats? I just saw a pic of one on google, my what big teeth they have.

          Really I’d shoot whatever moved in a swamp, hunting season or not out of pure fear. I probably should never live anywhere near one.

          • JKW says:

            My dog had to have an artery in his tongue sutured. He was ok…I think the vet thought I was crazy. My car was a couple months old. Since the artery was in his tongue whenever he panted (which was alot ) blood would spray everywhere. All of the roof of the car and all over my head and face since he was in the back btw the seats. Scary time. They are ugly ass, mean animals. Apparantly from South America and they brought them up to clean the waterways but they have no natural enemy and took over . Oh guess my dog was a natural enemy lol

            • Kat says:

              Did your car ever come clean?
              I imagine with arterial blood spray you discovered blood for months if not years in odd places in your car.
              Selling that car must of been tough.
              Immediate depreciation. Did insurance cover the damage?
              I’m glad your dog was okay.
              I bet the vet was speechless at first.

              • JKW says:

                Oh hell no, I had blood stains from that day on. I usually keep cars for years so it did get less noticeable. I doubt insurance would have covered it. With dogs in and out of my car the blood was one of the least things to worry about. I just didn’t want anyone to think I murdered someone in there !

  56. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi Kat
    I watched Swamp People w/my brother wen in NC. I liked it.

    • Kat says:

      Hello Wall St Lady and good morning to you.
      I’ve not really watched the show before, I’ve just caught parts of it from time to time.
      Are you in Fla still?

  57. JKW says:

    Anyone watching Boardwalk Empire ? Only 2 shows but I think it’s pretty good.

  58. Wall St Lady says:

    Molly re narcissism u discussed w/
    HW Hater on the previous blog
    I have very similar issues w/my
    Mother. It is the saddest part of my life. I just can’t get it right. I do know its a 2 way St. In a normal relationship but it is not w/a narcissus

    I would rather talk about something fun !
    My name was Molly for 2 days.
    My mothers mother said the 1st girl grand child will b named Molly & she will get my diamond necklace. So I am born & named Molly. By the 3rd day my mother says ,that’s not the name I want & changed my name. 3months later my cousin is born & named Molly. When my grandmother died ,Molly got the necklace. She took it apart & made hearings & a smaller necklace. When I see Molly at dressy occasions ;she always has on my almost necklace.
    Sweet revenge was that by the time I was 30 I could buy my own necklace & I did 🙂

  59. JKW says:

    It’s on HBO. It’s about Atlantic City during Prohibition.

    • Kat says:

      We don’t subscribe to HBO. But I’d probably like that show. Prohibition’s black market economy created fodder for some good crime dramas.

      • JKW says:

        It’s very good. The main charachter is in AC. They also involve the Chicago and NY guys, ones you know a bit better. Pretty bloody but the story is very good.

        • Ok-I know the history here. Atlantic City was and still is to a certain extent, a convention town. The mob had a rule that AC was “neutral territory”, so even if there were disputes etc., all of that was set-aside in AC.
          There were a couple famous conventions of the various crime gangs. Capone had a place here, I know some of his relatives actually.
          The NJ Housewives promotional photo on the Boardwalk has Capone’s boardwalk apartment in the background.
          Boardwalk Empire revolves around the politicians in AC, who were crooked of course. I’m a little leery of watching it, since unfortunately, the politics really have not changed.
          My Grandmother lived in Indiana and had John Dillinger as a neighbor. She had a crush on him when she was a young housewife. She used to imitate him when she would tell us about how much of a “gentleman” she said that he was.

          • quincyil says:

            My grandfather and his cousin ran a still in Grass Lake, IL for Al Capone. Hey..there were no jobs and they needed money to feed their kids during the Depression. They almost got caught when the feds followed a corn syrup truck to the site. They ran through the grassy swamp and got home. Al Capone gave each of them a one hundred dollar bill and one month later my grandfather became a motor cycle Illinois state patrolman. I have a photo of him and the motorcycle that is bigger than my first car.

            Al Capone had a connection to Quincy too. When it got really hot in Chicago, he’d move operations to little Chicago which was Quincy, IL> It’s in the history of this area.

            Regular people loved Al and hated the Feds. I know it’s weird, but it’s true.

          • JKW says:

            Actually Enoch Thompson ( Nucky ) and the commodore ( he only showed up for a few minutes ) run the town. His brother is the sheriff and all the politicians are crooked and work for Nucky. They had a “sit down” with Rothstein, Lucky Luciano and a couple others. The one kid that works for Nucky is striking out on his own and hijack a liquor shipment. His partner is one of the drivers for the Chicago mob and happens to be Capone. So it starts before Capone was famous. They do a good job and I do enjoy it.

  60. Wall St Lady says:

    HadEnough
    Lynn
    Ellabean
    Kat
    OneMoBo
    HouseWifeHater
    Kmuella
    Ione
    Diana
    2Stupid
    AnotherLynn
    Quincy

    Can we start a club.
    How about SNARTY Pants

    Kmuella What does ur moniker stand fo ? I go to (Wilmington all the time. Do u go to Wrightsville Beach?

    Ione Who is SK ? What does 1one mean ?

    • kmuellfa says:

      kmuell is my first initial and Mueller is my last name. The fa comes from being a second generation flight attendant. My parents met on a flight (it’s really a funny story).
      I love Wrightsville Beach. Last time I was there my whole family rented a beach house for my Nana’s 90th birthday. (she had sold the house in University village-where she and Pop Pop lived for 30+ years). Nana died 2 years ago, so I haven’t been back. I loved being able to buy clams and shrimp fresh on the side of the road.

    • Ione says:

      SK is Sallie, you probably know the last name. Ione is my middle name. My mother worked with a woman with the name and just liked it. I don’t use it and very few people know it.

  61. Wall St Lady says:

    Kat I am in Fla. Floods of 6′ r expected donate. Folks were told to close storm shutters. I feel like I am in a trash can. We hope the power stays on.
    I hope u r feeling ok.

    • Kat says:

      Still coughing here but much much better, thank you for asking.
      I understand the trapped feeling. When we have to “hide” in the basement closet during tornado warnings I hate it and refuse to go into the small cramped closet unless the power goes out and the wind howls/ roars.
      I’m claustrophobic.
      I hope you’re able to be safe and reasonably comfortable.

      • quincyil says:

        Once after the tornado, I had to walk 10 miles to check on my mom because the trees were closing roads. The entire time, I was afraid for her safety. When I got to her, she and her dogs were safe, but the roof of her house was completely gone. They were in the bathroom waiting for me to help them. I am so glad that I walked, ran, and climbed over trees to get there.

        • Kat says:

          We had a tornado in 1975 that left my grandmother’s car on the slab garage floor but blew away her garage and the roof of her home.
          I was young and alone at home. Lucky for me it missed that house, it had no basement.

          Your mother was lucky and I bet very relieved to see you!

          • quincyil says:

            She was amazingly strong through the entire event and wanted my cell phone so she could call a roofer that went to her church. The dogs, especially the silky terrier had freaked out and I had to put them in their kennels. You know the gorilla cages that Bethenny didn’t want to put Cookie in if Cookie couldn’t adjust to the baby.

  62. Wall St Lady says:

    6″ tonite. I am tired. Better say good nite

  63. LynnNChicago says:

    http://wp.me/pVOhN-9V

    New Blog – Thank you HD! :)xoxoxo

  64. Freakin nice blog .. looking forward to further posts.

  65. Hi Constant louser WELCOME!!!

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