I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog-Flipping Out & Dina Speaks

I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog-Flipping Out / Dina Speaks
Thank you to Quincy IL for this great blog on Jeff Lewis and Flipping Out’s Finale.

Flipping Out Finale

Valley Oak

Dog fight. Jeff yells at Zoila and sprays the clean floors with the water bottle when Zoila tells him not to spray because the floor is clean. Zoila refuses to clean the floor again. Thus begins our final episode in “Flipping Out” 2010.

The team is finishing four projects: House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year, New York Drive, Royal Oaks, and the exterior and lobby of Casa Vega. As usual, Jeff is stressed and checking lists. He gives responsibility to Trace, but wants final say on all choices. Jeff prefers blizzard over pure white for the House Beautiful Caesar Stone. Jeff and his staff are worried about the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year because they are not there to micromanage construction. Sarah’s new title is “Queen of Assuming.”

New York Drive

Almost done. The man installing speakers refuses to work on Saturday because he is the father of super baby who at 2 years old can celebrate her birthday from 5:30 AM to 11:00 PM. Jenny tries to just have a dent rather than a pile up so she handles the subcontractor. Jenny, dressed like a baby in a white fluffy shift, carries stuff with Jeff.

Royal Wood

Problems in Kitchen. Jeff visits the house. Alex, the cabinet refinisher is pushing the limits of time. There is a firm moving date for the family and babies are coming so Jeff has his staff call Alex, the cabinet resurfacing subcontractor one thousand times. Alex tries to reassure Jeff and we all know that will not help. Jeff is freaking. Jenny is on the phone with reconnaissance. Jeff has Jenny tell Alex that he is officially worried and there is going to be a 500$ charge for each day they are delayed. 500 dollars is what Alex bills Jeff for a trip charge.

Valley Oak

Lunch. Zoila gets a phone call and Jeff doesn’t appreciate it. Jeff sarcastically states that Carolina should call back in one hour when the boss is gone so they can have a long talk. Jeff‘s thoughts come out of his mouth like Tourette’s Syndrome. (OCD)

Jeff tells us about his decision not to invite Jenny to NYC for the opening of House Beautiful because she didn’t work on the design and it would cost him a couple of thousand dollars. Sarah and Trace are invited. Jenny is quiet, but her face shows pain.

Jenny asks if Jeff bought the tickets for the plane. He confirms. She shows that she understands that she was not welcome. Zoila asks Jeff what time he is leaving because she is planning a street party to celebrate and the tension is eased.

Men are trimming the olive trees at Valley Oak and they discover a white fly infestation that sends Jeff into a tizzy. He accuses the men of bringing the flies in their truck to get an extra 600 dollars for spraying. The men are incredulous, but Jeff’s thoughts are coming out of his mouth as his mind spins into action. Jeff calls Felipe, the landscaper who tries to be patient, but somehow the phone is hung up. Jeff has Trace go to Home Depot for the special white fly poison that makes Human hair fall out and has Trace spray the tree for more than 20 minutes without a mask. Later, we see Jett spraying the doors of the house also. Everyone is now breathing poison when they exit Valley Oak. BTW, Jeff knows about white fly reproduction. They lay eggs and in the time you yell at a landscaper on the phone 1000 new flies are born. He knows his insects.

New York Drive

Interior Done. Emily and Nancy, lesbians (Jeff told us,) were very hands on in the beginning. They had Jeff on a short leash with a choke chain. They had hundreds of meetings to determine finishes. As they saw Jeff’s vision, they stopped choking him to death and gave him free reign. Jeff appreciated this.

House Beautiful, NYC

The NYC contractors are assembling the over 1000 ft kitchen and Jeff is freaking out.

Every question is coming to him and he is not happy. He is worried about measurements and extending that worry to Trace who is happy to worry with Jeff.

Valley Oak

Emergency. Monkey is waiting at Zoila’s bathroom door to use the bathroom for our mandatory urination and since it’s the season finale, defecation. Unfortunately, Zoila is in the bathroom and she has to be harassed by Jeff for the cat’s benefit. This week instead of Jenny, we see Monkey climbing into the litter box next to the toilet. Zoila freaks out that Monkey’ anal area has touched her arm when she was wiping off his liquid waste products. We also learn that the entire house smells because of this bowel movement. What does Jeff feed monkey?

Royal Oak

Success. Jeff is on time (many weeks late, but on time for the confirmed move in date that was set after being many weeks late.) Jeff is on budget. The house is beautiful and the owners are very happy. Jeff is vacuuming for the camera. Jenny points out that this is the first time she has ever seen Jeff vacuum in all of her years with him. Jeff embarrassed Tracy, the owner, by pointing out her toliet plunger and asking if he can put it in the garage. Tracy calls Jeff an ass and laughs.

Casa Vega

First phase done. The exterior of the building has been plastered, painted, landscaped with plants and a water feature, but the CV bush remains (a major disappointment for Jeff.) The lobby has a new door with appropriate hinges, a plastered ceiling without cracks, a fireplace, seating and a desk for the greeter. The stone work is gorgeous.

Jeff has lunch (probably free) and tortures Jenny and Christy with a discussion of Jenny going to NYC. Jeff brings it up in the car and feels that Jenny is punishing him now.

Airplane, Manhattan, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Jeff’s House Beautiful Kitchen

Jenny is there. The surprise is mysterious Megan from the slapping incident last week. She’s there with Jeff’s employees and although it’s not been confirmed, she must work for Jeff. She’s certainly not his girl friend.

The kitchen is fantastic. It’s better on TV than in the links from Jeff Lewis Design website. The cabinets are a dark wood. Floors are a lighter wood. Counters are blizzard white with a trace of black in some locations. Chrome appliances and chrome lights glisten. There is a wine rack room divider with large open spaces. The table is 200 years old and Jeff doesn’t want to know how much it cost. The pallet is the browns/whites that Jeff loves. Jeff loves the table succulents and wants to take that idea home for his own house. The two large paintings are reddish orange and minimal. It’s modern. Roomba, the female robot that harassed Zoila now lives in the House Beautiful Kitchen. She is napping like Zoila.

Jeff gives interviews to NBC’s Today’s Show and ET. House Beautiful throws Jeff a party with 500 non friends of Jeff. He does not know where they found them. Jeff’s father, his brother and sister in law are there. (I spent a lot of time zooming in on Jeff’s sister in law and in one shot inside the kitchen, I got a close look. Either she decided to become obese after marriage or she’s pregnant. Her abdomen is a lot larger than the last time we saw her drinking water at her own table.)

Valley Oak

Home again. Jeff rewards his employees with new titles, but no pay increase. Jenny is COO, chief operations officer; Zoila is the Director of House Operations; Jett is Senior Manager of In house Operations, and Sarah is Senior Vice President of Communications.

I think there will be trouble between the Director of House Operations and the Senior Manager of In House Operations. Jeff likes to set his employees up for confrontation and those two titles are too close for comfort.

New Projects

New Port Beach

A boutiques hotel in New Port Beach wants a new restaurant and bar. Jeff will be working for the father owner and his beautiful daughter in this large project that he hopes will grow. Sounds like something right up Jeff’s alley. Until next season……

Dina Manzo has had a private discussion on Twitter with a friend of mine, this photo is difficult to see, but if you enlarge it a bit, you should be able to see what Dina had to say about her charity and donations that have come into her charity. It would have seemed simple enough had she publically said these things, but I want to thank my confidential source for providing these private DM’s.

US Weekly is reporting that Jill Zarin is negotiating for her own show to include her sister, Lisa Wexler, co-author with their mother of her failed book, Secrets Of A Jewish Mother. A book that Jill continues to push, shove and sell even though it has gotten horrible reviews and dismal sales.

Does Jill really think that her life is interesting enough to carry an entire show? We know Lisa Wexler is an attorney who does a radio show and that would most likely be more interesting that watching Jill and Bobby cry about empty nest syndrome. Believe me, that aint sayin’ much! These two sisters think a whole lot more of themselves than the public does. Reports that Jill Zarin is fed up with Bravo are probrably true as Jill has said a few different times that last year’s season of The Real Housewives of New York gave her a bad edit in order to make Bethenny more popular.

True or not true, Jill did what she did, she said what she said and there is no excuse for her horrible behavior. This woman should be given her own show, if only to be forced to see her own reality – no one will watch and maybe she’ll get it through her head that fans have left her in droves! When the ratings are in the toilet, and her book sales remain in the sewer, do you think she’ll get the picture?

Jill’s fans (both of them) cannot justify any show that would showcase her boring and hateful life. Who will she judge? harass? test the friendship? take notes on all of the ways she was wronged? Without an enemy, Jill Zarin is irrelevant!

Correction from yesterday, I quoted Sheree Whitfield incorrectly, apparently her exact words were, “I’m a white woman trapped in a black woman’s body” Sorry for the error.

Until Next Time….

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374 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog-Flipping Out & Dina Speaks

  1. Katie says:

    I saw the posting on the other blog about teen mom:

    RadarOnline is reporting the Chris Hossman that Amber dated is not a sex offender. Apparently, UsWeekly got his identity mixed up with another person bearing the same name. UsWeekly has since retracted their story.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I saw that too. Didn’t you think it was weird that the actual girlfriend of the sex offender is acting all indignant over the whole thing….to paraphrase ‘My boyfriend is a child molester- but he wasn’t on Teen Mom, we’re suing’.

      • Katie says:

        Lol. Yes, I suppose that being a reality tv star is a far worse affliction.

        As my mother would say, some people’s kids.

        • MAMAZ says:

          Thanks for the correction. I would hate to accuse an innocent person of such an awful crime.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            While I agree it is an awful thing to be accused of, the sad thing is Amber could have very easily in theory dated a child predator and let him move it. There is a startling the lack of diligence on her part to keep her child safe.

            The “Chris” she dated was a totally weirdo who told her on the first date that he loved her daughter- and within weeks was living with her out of necessity and saying he saw himself with her (Amber) for the rest of his life.

  2. Katie says:

    Hi Krone,
    Welcome!

    Just another Mary, please share your birthday.

  3. AZ Girl says:

    Thanks QuincyIll for the Flipping Out recap. I was so mad at Jeff for basically teasing Jenni about the trip to NY. There is no way he would leave her behind in CA for the unveiling of the kitchen. To see the look on Jenni’s face at lunch was painful. If I see Sarah chewing gum next season I refuse to watch….well I will watch Jett..that man is very nice to the eyes. Trace has quite a future ahead in design.

  4. Wall St Lady says:

    Santa Clause & the Easter Bunny will know if u don’t share Ur Birth Day.
    Tomorrow we have our 1st Oct.
    Par

    Oct
    14 Designing Deva
    28 twoile

    Nov
    1 Noelle
    2 Scprpoisue
    21 Michele
    22 realminkey
    28 Canada

    Dec
    5 Buffywood
    10 tuzentswarth
    24 KirksvilleMo
    26 JustAnotherMary
    29 Rabble Rouser

    Jan
    2 WaxDiva
    12 Cakers
    16 Lillybee
    26 Jezzibel
    30 krone
    Feb
    14 Adgirl
    16 Quincy

    March
    12 Waslurking
    13 Vilzvet
    25 Am Idiot

    April
    ? Azgirl

    May
    29 WindyCity

    June
    11 TrueLifeDiva
    30 Cuci77

    July
    20 TT
    28 TEB
    30 Diana & WSM

    Aug
    13 Tootsie
    16 Lynn Hudson

    Sept.
    1 WSL. & Boston 2
    6 Sha200o
    7 ms molly
    8 FloridaGirl88
    11 jillz68
    14 One Mo Bo & Dickens
    21 Ellabean
    30 error404

    • Zoey says:

      Hi WSL. You asked me before and I think I answered on an older blog. I’m October 27. Scorpio, and getting oooooold! I used to love having a birthday when the weather got cooler and there are Hallowe’en parties all around. Now it’s just….not as much fun, ha.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      Oh, may I be added? July 14, Cancer!

    • AZ Girl says:

      WSL!!! I have posted my date several times and there is still a question mark by my names. Please add. April 22 thanks!!!

    • Kat says:

      Mine is Nov. 30th Sagittarius ( I have the same B-Day as Jill Zarin. I wasn’t ever going to share that tidbit. I just fell out of the B-Day closet.)

      WSL in case you missed the post Cyotteflower’s (Kirksville Mo) birthday is Jan 24th not Dec. (The post wasn’t on the prev blog as I had posted upthread but was on the blog prev to the prev one. Just had to post that so I could type post one more time and create a hard to follow sentence. LOL

    • 2Stupid says:

      Don’t forget me 10/25. I had answered a couple of blogs back.

    • Kat says:

      zoekayla is July 28 She posted on a prev. blog.

    • Kat says:

      dreemz is 9/03

    • jillz68 says:

      I am flattered you remembered me on the birthday list! Thanks!!!!

    • Savannah111 says:

      Wall street lady,
      My birthday is April 24th…

    • felony stupid says:

      I know I haven’t commented much lately (waiting for NY and BH… :)) but I’m always lurking. My bday is 4/19.

      xoxo

  5. American Idiot says:

    Great summary, Quincy. I had the same thought about Jenni’s white dress. It looked like a nightgown. Why can’t Jenni and Sarah dress correctly. They are on job/construction sites wearing heels, short skirts, etc. I am intrigued by the tall blonde woman. She was in NY with them. Why no introduction? And who is she?

  6. Wall St Lady says:

    Just Another Mary is Dec 26.
    She is no dummy. She doesn’t want coal in her stocking or switches in her basket !

    • Kat says:

      Kirksville-Cyotte’s B-Day is Jan 24th IIRC.
      She posted to you on the prev. blog, you must of missed the post.

  7. viki55 says:

    Good Morning Lynn:) Thanks so much for providing this great place for Housewives’ fans, discussions on so many other reality shows, and just a nice place to chat with a diverse group of (mostly) women. It has been my great pleasure to be welcomed here almost from the beginning. Please read my email when you get a chance. Thanks again and may God bless all of you.

  8. Kat says:

    Quincy, great blog!

    • quincyil says:

      Kat, I missed your so much. I’m so glad you stopped by.

      • Kat says:

        Thank you Quincy, I missed you too. Seriously. 😉
        I like the blog so much I’m trying to catch up. But I have to go back to Oct 1st I think. I’m just reading most recent to oldest posts until I find something familiar.
        I heard I missed a lot.

  9. Wall St Lady says:

    Quincy
    I didn’t watch it but ur blog made me know I must. U must have an IQ of 180. Does it hurt to be so multi talented ?

  10. Katie says:

    Thanks for the recap Quincy. This season was too short. I would gladly sacrifice one of the 79 episodes of the New Jersey series for more FO.

  11. realminkey says:

    The Jill Zarin and Lisa Wexler Show? Oy vey! Who the hell would want to watch THAT?

    • quincyil says:

      Let them be on right after Daniell Staub’s show. They can be the stars of that network, what ever it is called.

    • Zoey says:

      It’s amazing to me that someone could have such an ego as to want their own show after so much bad publicity and obvious loss of fans. I guess Jill is trying to recapture the love of the fans that she had back when editing was her friend. Now that we know the real Jill, we’re not interested. Yet instead of going away and back to her life of fabrics and such, she insists on being front and center! Why?

      Things can only get worse for her! It can’t be about money, since they seem to have that. Has she become like Kelly, just a fame whore that ANY time in the public eye is fine with her, even if she’s being bashed? These are either some very thick-skinned women or (in Kellamity’s case) they’re just dense.

      • Olivia says:

        When you don’t like yourself very much you count on validation wherever you can get it. In her case she got a taste of “love” emanating from the Bravo blog and it somewhat satisfied that need to be seen and heard.

        With an overbearing and hard to please mother and an overachieving older sibling, she must have felt somewhat left out in the family dynamic.

        The show gave her a reason to get up in the morning and the loss of that platform is something she will resist to the end.

        She probably was not very well liked as a kid and the “power” she feels has come from appearing on this unwholesome enterprise has fed her ego to such proportions that she is pushed to pursue the limits of fame.

        Pretty pathetic when you consider how much good her money can do in areas of need that have nothing to do with the spotlight. But she prefers to sit around flashing her jewelry and hoping we all get as “thrilled” at her fortune as she seems to be.

        However, Bravo displays these women in all their “shallow glory” and they are unprepared to return to the mundane parts of their lives given a taste of “celebrity” regardless of how badly they are packaged.

        • Zoey says:

          Well said. I think you summed it up!

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Just because she said she wants a show doesn’t mean she is going to get one! I hate Jill Zarin!!

        • Charli says:

          Do you all not remember her and Bobby at the jewelry stores and oh yes the black SUV he bought her for her Birthday, that she picked apart. In the end he kept it and got her another one all because she could not plug in her IPHONE

      • error404 says:

        I agree with Olivia, but also wanted to add that this show was a pet project of Jill’s since before the whole season 3 debacle, so she could be clinging to an old dream and hoping it will vindicate her. Sometimes when the chips are down, people are desperate for a “win”. What’s odd about it, is that the poor sales of the book would make the show unlikely as a premiss, but that that’s not stopping Jill.

      • sophie says:

        They say a taste of honey is worse than none at all. Jill tasted the honey….nay, she greedily devoured it all; her honey pot’s empty and she’s going nuts.

    • jezzibel says:

      I’m willing to bet that the source of that fairy tale is JZ herself.

      • Olivia says:

        I am also willing to be that she saw this opportunity for her own show when this whole series began. Thus the lousy book.

        Introducing her mother as the fountain of wisdom (she certainly is not!) and her sister’s success from her own radio show must have given her the idea that this idea could work.

        Throw in Zarin Fabrics as a background showcasing her “successful business ventures”, a teen reaching college age to attract the young audience, and a fistful of enablers to dress, tweeze, wax, style, and “weave” her into magic must have seemed like an answer to her never ending dream of fame.

        Hate to break the news Jill, but I doubt anyone outside of your own family enclave has any interest in following you around for more than 5 dreadful minutes as you whine, cajole, threaten, browbeat, talk over, countermand, and interrupt anyone who comes in contact.

        You may just have overstayed your 15 minutes of fame.

  12. Wall St Lady says:

    Katie on October 13, 2010 at 9:29
    I am at a computer for the first time looking at Lyns blog. I am looking at avatars (sp). I Love love love yours !

    • Katie says:

      Oh thanks WSL. My avatar is fugalicious.

      I rarely use my computer anymore. I have iPhone syndrome which includes poor spelling, curt responses and squinting.

      • Kat says:

        Lmao @ iphone syndrome.
        These hovercards are new to me. I too just saw your avatar clearly for the first time today on the gravatar page and it made me lol.

      • error404 says:

        you forgot “auto spell” as a side effect. “Pick me up at the train” will always be sent out as “Dick be up on da plane”, etc…

  13. Wall St Lady says:

    Viki55
    I want my next dog to b a scottie or a shitzu. Tell me about ur scottie. I hear they have a longer life than most dogs. My next door neighbor had one named Mac Tavish. He got out of his yard & ate/killed on of my 6week old kittens so I hated him for years. I was only 8.

    • lillybee says:

      You might like a Bichon Frise. They are small mellow white dogs who do not shed and have a very mellow and friendly way about them. Mine has became my greyhound’s best friend.

    • jezzibel says:

      my mom’s shitzu Spike died a few months ago, unfortunenly my big dog was left bereft of her little buddy. Some of the cats are friendly to her (atleast 2 of them will lick her ears) but her size is kind of intimidating to the rest.

  14. Wall St Lady says:

    Kat & realMicky I love cats too. Is this ur cat ? Or is it from a web site ? I am gonna figure out how to get one. But I want my cat. True Life Diva do u know how to create one from a BB where I do have pictures.

    • Kat says:

      Yes that is one of my cats. Persia is 2 years old and very sweet.

      WSL if you download your pic from your BB to a computer you could use it as an avatar. Just save the pic to your desktop – you can delete it when you’re done.

    • realminkey says:

      Yes WSL, that’s my Real Housecat of OCNY, named Minkey. She doesn’t have iPhone syndrome, and still uses a PC. I’m thinking of getting her an iPad, though.

    • Katie says:

      My friend had a Bengal cat. They are a little larger but they look like mini leopards. It is really a neat cat.

      • jillz68 says:

        I really want a Bengal! Of course I have to wait until I don’t have so many at home (4 cats and one chinchilla) but
        when I have more room, I think I am getting one.

    • quincyil says:

      Buddy, the smartest cat on Earth is my nominee. He was born in the wild to a female who had many litters, but I don’t know what happened to the kitten.
      Buddy was born last fall, she took the two that were alive into the barn when the first storm hit. Buddy spent weeks spying on me while I worked and decided that the food and warm water that I provided was his cup of tea.
      He befriended me. His sister followed. Mom…. not so much, but I can pet her while she is eating. He’s shiny almost blue gray with a Christmas star on his forehead. He saw a good thing and he went for it. Last June, Buddy and sister kitty got into a fight and sister bit Buddy. I thought nothing of it, but the next day Buddy was so sleepy and wouldn’t eat. I talked to my family, the farrier and everyone said it was nothing. I looked on the net and called the vet. Sister had bit Buddy in the juglar vein and he was going into sepsis. The vet drove in from delivering a calf and Buddy’s life was saved. Even the vet’s employees loved Buddy.

      • Adgirl says:

        My best cats were converted ferals. My rescued tom cat Knucklehead proved to be the sweetest. He followed us every morning when we walked the kids to school. He earned his name – lowest IQ cat ever. Cutie.

    • error404 says:

      That was a hoot!

      And that pic of Sheree in her talking head has me back on the “she’s a tranny” wagon. Are we sure her 3 kids are biological?

      • Katie says:

        Have you looked at her New Jersey is over but I did a recap anyway blog?

        It is by far my favorite. Better than any of the episodes.

  15. MommyFrazzled says:

    Loved the whole blog. I didn’t see Flipping Out but the recap more than made up for it!!

    The only downer was reading that Jill wants a spin-off show. Really? I cannot imagine anything she has to offer in addition to her being forced on us another season on the RHW. Hawking the book? I heard someone donated a few copies to the miners in Chile and they sent them back up with a note tied to a rock to bury that trash. Though underground is like Hell they did not want that book to be anywhere near them. Go miners!! LOL

    Until the next blog! I can’t wait.

  16. error404 says:

    My Flipping Out! recap blog

    http://sixpondmeadow.com/10520/?p=3046

    Hope you enjoy!

  17. Wall St Lady says:

    Katie on October 13, 2010 at 10:56 am
    I noticed from the many pictures from ur link that nene really does have a pea head. I think she got a boob lift that included implants to give her a round look & perfect cleavage.
    I also think Sherry had a boob job. She had no boobs last year. They r both wearing very low dresses to show their perfect cleavage & they didn’t wear them last year. Its usually a dead give away of a new boob job when the very low dresses come out.

    • Buffywood says:

      I on the other hand have a big head. Did you ever notice the labels on the inside of some hats do not say “One Size Fits All” but now say “One Size Fits Most”? That is because of me…

      • quincyil says:

        Shhhh… I too have a big head. Big head, big feet… What can I say?

        • Buffywood says:

          no big feet for me… women’s 6 but I do have big hands. Not quite “man hands” from the Sienfeld episode thank god…

          I just say I need a big head to hold all of my brains. From your posts I would say that is your reason too!

          • Kat says:

            So what you’re saying is size matters. For head size anyway.
            I couldn’t stop myself. 😉

            • quincyil says:

              I am not sure about size/intelligence. The Neanderthal new born had a brain sized the same as the Human newborn of Modern Man, but in adulthood, the Neanderthals were thought to have a slightly larger brain than we do today.

              I’ve read that up to 4% of the modern Human genome comes from Neanderthals. I bet that some people here have wondered about that.

              • Need a Hobby says:

                Neanderthals have been given a bad rap in pop culture. But they weren’t stupid. Some of their cutting tools/techniques better than those of later folks. They survived as a species for much longer than homo sapiens sapiens has existed.

              • quincyil says:

                As I said, they are still here. They are a part of us.

  18. Wall St Lady says:

    Error404
    Who is that man on ur avatar (sp)

  19. Wall St Lady says:

    Olivia. Ur gavatar shuch shush
    has a name. Isn’t Olivia ur grand daughters name ?

  20. TT in OC says:

    Wall St Lady, I have these birthdays for April from previous blogs:
    April
    14 Adgirl
    19 Felony stupid
    21 Ione
    22 AZgirl

  21. quincyil says:

    Jeff Lewis’s Valley Oak is on the market since Aug. so this is old news. It feels like I really know this house. I don’t know if it sold, but the photos are really nice.

    • quincyil says:

      Update:

      http://www.trulia.com/property/1026723092-5731-Valley-Oak-Dr-Los-Angeles-CA-90068

      Valley Oak is listed by Jeff’s sister in law, Carrie. It’s been listed for 130 days. In Jeff Lewis world that is an eternity. Since he lived in it a couple of years, he’ll get the benefit of some tax write offs for a residence. I guess the California market is still terrible because that is a beautiful house.

        • quincyil says:

          What up with the huge differences in the prices? Maybe, Jeff listed it too high.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I think Zestimates aren’t actual listing prices but just an average price based on comparable listings.

            It looked like Jeff bought it for 1.7 million, I think I remember it being somewhat run down and dated so Jeff must have sank a bunch of money into it. I think it would need to sell for over 2 million just to break even.

            • quincyil says:

              Time is wasting. When we sold our last house, I was disappointed in the price. We never got the housing bubble here. My husband asked me what a 23 year old light fixture was worth. Jeff’s appliances and light fixtures are not brand new anymore. He might as well live there and enjoy the view. I love the house and I’m sure he does too.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                I think he lives in some of the higher end homes for at least two years because then there isn’t capital gains tax. Now he is chasing down the market- I think he should just hold on to it.

    • Adgirl says:

      NeNe is broke. Sheree is broke. Lisa broke.
      The new ‘super model’ chic’s husband nightclub owner A) was not the owner B) the night club is out of bidness C) and is probably broke too.

      Phaedra I think has money, Kandi yes, Kim who knows but her bills are paid.

    • Buffywood says:

      As my dad would say, these women really don’t have a pot to piss in.

      I don’t like NeNe, never have, and never will. Remember this article? To me this was the icing on the cake with her.

      http://dimewars.com/Blog/ViewBlogArticle.aspx?vn=NeNe+Leakes+Left+Stranded+In+Florida+After+Dissing+Fundraiser&BlogID=950dfb6e-a465-401d-a98d-fba8ad73a5ff

      • Adgirl says:

        Charming way to pay it forward NeNe.

      • quincyil says:

        My dad used to say that too. They live so well though. They have trainers and that is expensive. I guess they are Southern bells who actually live off of the kindness of strangers.

        • realminkey says:

          Must be a dad thing. My dad said that too!

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            definately a daddy thing…pissing in pots…mine could work “doesn’t have a pot to piss” in into any conversation – especially sports!

          • boston02127 says:

            My parents use to say “she doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of”.

            • Zoey says:

              Yep, mine said that! When it was really hot and my mom was sweating she’d say she was ‘sweatin’ like a whore in church on Sunday!’

            • quincyil says:

              Boston, we actually had a piss pot when I was a girl. My parents bought a cabin heated by a stove with an outhouse and outdoor well with 40 acres of forest and 10 cleared acres that the owner had farmed for 300 dollars. It was in Rib Lake. Wisconsin. We would go up there in winter and it was so cold in the middle of the night that the children wouldn’t be able to use the outhouse when we got there. My dad, the inventor, got one of the piss pots from olden times for us. If you had to go, it was on a porch where he kept the fire wood. For bath’s he would run the steam farm tractor and drain the radiator for a tub.

              You young kids have missed out on all of the fun.

  22. Waxdiva says:

    Not only is JZ tryin’ to extend her 15 minutes, but now Ra-moana is gettin’ in the wine business:

    http://gawker.com/5662934/drunken-real-housewife-to-peddle-her-own-wine

  23. shamrockblonde says:

    Wall St Lady – I keep meaning to add my Birthday but always forget, so before I forget yet again, here it tis – 8-24 – and thank you very much!!

  24. quincyil says:

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/zoila-270646-jan-parents.html

    The Zoila Award for the hard working caregiver. Jenni Pulos nominated her own housekepper.

  25. Adgirl says:

    OK, let’s play “What If Jill DID Get Her Own Show”.
    ……………………………………
    Season Opener: Jill and Gloria go shopping for brassieres at Victoria’s Secret.

    In the dressing room Gloria becomes entangled in a Miracle Bra when she tries it on over her clothes.

    Jill runs to the sales clerk screaming “Call 911! My mother is dying in there! ”

    When the EMTs arrive they are terrified by Gloria’s ghastly appearance – she must already be dead! Suddenly her frozen face shrieks “MOTHER’S NOT HAPPY”. The EMT’s cut the bra off Gloria, saving her life.

    Meanwhile, Jill is trying on sexy lingerie. She sends the sales clerk back for smaller sizes insisting she is a size 2.
    Finally, Jill decides to buy all of the store’s merchandise and try them on at home.

    At the checkout counter Jill attempts to charge the merchandise on her Sak’s Cubic Zirconium Card.
    While inquiring about Victoria’s Secrets return policy Jill is interrupted by Gloria screaming again.
    Gloria has spotted a Victoria’s Secret larger than life cut out of Heidi Klum in her Angel Wing thong outfit.
    Enraged, Gloria grabs Jill and tells her she can’t buy anything at Victoria’s Secret because “Jews don’t believe in angels” and the place is secretly owned by Germans.

    Next week: Tips on how to avoid over eating french fries.

  26. Glad to see some of the older posters posting today! 🙂 Hi, guys!

    For those so inclined, we would appreciate prayers for our 7 yo grey kitty, Ginger. She is having minor surgery tomorrow to remove a growth from the side of her face. Her dr took a sample from this bump during her checkup Monday and he said it had “bad cells”. The growth will be sent to a university hospital in state. TIA! =^..^=

    If Dina wasn’t so secretive about her charity and where the charity funds were being used, people wouldn’t be asking questions. So she will only reveal to those who have already donated the specifics as to where the monies are being spent? No deal! Before I ever donate, I want to know how the money is spent. I don’t donate to a charity that takes more than 10% of the donations for administrative purposes. There are too many valid charities that spend the majority of their donations on the purpose of their organization. Why, her charity could be taking 50% or more for “administration”. If that’s the case, or even if it takes more than 10% in my opinion, it not a charity worth donating to. She needs to be more open with her supporters and potential supporters, otherwise people will still question her. The ball is still in her court to prove the integrity of her charity. Seems like she would be bending over backwards to provide info to people who could possibly donate, and not be so secretive and elitist. Does she have something to hide?

    • Adgirl says:

      God Speed to your kitty!
      FYI- Our American Bulldog named Spanky had an enormous growth removed off her chest 2 years ago that was suspect. She’s totally fine now.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      From Louie and Basil (my cats) and I – sending good energy and a speedy recovery to Ginger!

    • realminkey says:

      Prayers not only from me, but also my 2 dogs- Buffy and Jack, and three cats- Minkey, Jimmy Grey and Teresa (their mother).

      (And yes, unfortunately she shares a name with you-know-who. My Teresa however, is smart, beautiful, sweet, classy, and appreciates all that she has because she had been abandoned.)

      • Buffywood says:

        Awe, you named your dog after me, I am flattered… jk

        I like you use to have 2 dogs and 3 cats. I miss my zoo, now just one of each.

        • realminkey says:

          Buffy, my Buffy is a beautiful and oh-so-sweet smooth haired Fox Terrier with doe eyes and dainty feet. She’s smart as a whip, too! She is my “special” pet, and I love her so. My husband and kids are jealous of her!

      • dsc60 says:

        i also have two pups, Jewel and Kiera and three cats, Murphy, Leah and Emma, whom are all rescues. and of course we are all sending prayers Lilyput. i lost my two precious kitties, brother and sister, four months apart over a year ago now. i’m STILL mourning them. i’m sure your baby will be fine… please keep us updated.

        • So sorry to hear of your loss. It’s so hard when one of our pets pass on. I too lost my little blind and deaf kitty Baby a little over a year ago. She was suffering from kidney failure and we put her to sleep. That was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I felt like I was killing my own child. But I knew she was suffering. She lived a long and happy life for 18 years. Smart as a whip and sassy with a bit of a red headed temper. LOL!

    • Ellabean says:

      Yellow Labbie girl, Ella, sends hugs to Miss Ginger. If her mom, Lilyput, is talking about her here and asking for prayers, that surely means that Ginger is very loved and in very good care.

      • lillybee says:

        Greyhound named Isis (she needed an Egyptian name) I call her Icy because of her cool personality. Bichon named Lucky (he was rescued).

    • boston02127 says:

      @Lilyput–Meow meow meow meow meow, Amen. That’s kitty prayers from me & my cats Niko, Jessi & Spike. ♥

  27. Jill’s bucking for her own show? LOL! Does that mean she isn’t filming for RHONY right now? Definitely, her 2 starstruck fans would be joyous if she can pull that off. 😛

    If anyone is interested, used copies of her book could be had for as low as a penny just a couple of days ago on Amazon. I opted to wait the required full year and obtain a copy through interlibrary loan, if I still have any interest in reviewing it by then, which isn’t the most pressing thing on my to-do list by any means. She’s just so irrelevant to me now.

    • quincyil says:

      I guess it’s not a violation of the Bravo contract if Jill spends the entire time they are filming NYC in Australia on the other side of the planet.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        If Jill isn’t filming now maybe she isn’t filming at all…..why would she go to Australia to promote her failed book instead of filming RHONY?????

  28. Wall St Lady says:

    By Ad girl on October 13, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    U should be a sitcom writer. U r so funny my tummy hurt.
    Thanks for the giggle. Look forward to the next installment.

    • quincyil says:

      I think we should write the script for Jill’s life. I think we can come up with something that would make her of interest to people outside her own family.

  29. quincyil says:

    Just noticed that Top Chef Desserts is on. I can’t make those desserts because there is no one here to eat them. They look gorgeous though. I have made cakes for Christenings and weddings for people that could not afford to buy them. My mom and I took all of the Wilton classes and we have the fancy pans. Usually, the priest will call and ask if we will help out. Mom’s Church does a lot of people who need help.

    • Zoey says:

      Wow, that is so awesome. What a really wonderful thing to do for people. Surely lots of good karma will come back around to you guys!

  30. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thanks Quincy for the great blog on Flipping Out. IMO, Bravo jacks the promos for all their shows way out of proportion – I expected at least one blown deadline and a couple of total freak outs last night! Wish we would have had more detail scenes of the Kitchen (love to find new ideas to incorporate into mine)! Did Trace get a title/promotion last night?

    • Adgirl says:

      I would have enjoyed seeing more of the HB kitchen too. Sometimes I think Jeff’s houses look too similar and sterile. The HB kitchen was more nuanced and eclectic (material wise) than I usually see from Jeff.

      • quincyil says:

        Unlimited budget.

        I told a designer friend that my favorite designer was Candice Olsen at HGTV. She looked up from the magazine and said, “unlimited budget.”

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        agree with the “limited” palette that Jeff likes to work in, and it bugs me when a client wants something that isn’t “his taste and/or vision” – who is paying whom here?!

        • quincyil says:

          Jeff was interviewed once and there was a photo of him surrounded by magazines. He looks to those magazines for inspiration, but comes back with the same pallet and same products. Casa Vega’s entrance was updated and not his usual style with the large Mexican doors, but Jeff was dealing with the theme of the restaurant.

          I like his colors. He must cringe when he gives little girls pink in the room. That pink and brown dotted bedspread was hideous if you ask me. The room fits the house and I’m sure the girl requested pink, but ick.

          Jeff said that he never uses his own kitchen. I’ve seen Zoila cook pasta on the stove, but I think getting the stove dirty bothers Jeff so they order out all of the time. I know cooking on my stove gets it dirty, but my husband says to clean it up afterwards. He didn’t get the Jeff memo.

          • Adgirl says:

            I noticed in one of the early Casa Vegas discussions Jeff said something about someone looking at Javiers which is an upscale mexican restaurant in Ornage County. I think he may have lifted some of the decor ideas from them.

            http://www.javiers-cantina.com/

            • quincyil says:

              I loved the music on that link.

              There were some really great restaurants in the Napa area. I loved the old Mexican restaurant in Sonoma.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                I actually liked that music too, which was weird since I usually like punk, ska, rock-a-billy…sometimes when I am feeling nostalgic I go for 80’s stuff….or even Rat Pack type stuff.

                Maybe I got the later type vibe from that music/song because I dug it.

    • quincyil says:

      He didn’t to my knowledge. Only the people eating lunch at that time were blessed.

      I think Jeff’s business will be successful. Look at all of the people that he employs and the contractors employ. A lot of families count of Jeff to get business.

  31. Adgirl says:

    I just read Cynthia’s RHOA blog…… zzzzzzzzzz.

    • quincyil says:

      I think Atlanta’s fans love the lifestyle these women claim to be living. I don’t know anyone that goes out like they do. No one here goes to clubs, unless they want to play golf.

  32. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Love the Flipping Out blog.

    Jill is completely delusional if she thinks people will want to watch her on her own show. I want to see rude, nasty and mean in 5 minute increments only.

  33. TLM says:

    I don’t know if anyone has written about Joe on Thintervention, but I saw it this week and had a few observations.

    When this guy went off on Shay and claimed she “kept interrupting him” when I didn’t perceive that she was doing that, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. I also get that Joe was justifiably pissed that he was trying and some others in the group were resisting the program or being downright lazy at times.

    However, now that this guy has experienced some weight loss, his cockiness has reached a new level that is disturbing to me. The way he acted at the club coming on to those women was just embarrassing. It’s becoming clear that the reason women he likes don’t want to go out with him probably had little to do with his weight; if anything, women are far more forgiving of men who are overweight than men are forgiving of women who are overweight. Rather, the reason women reject Joe is based purely on his personality. I think this must be a bitter pill for Joe to swallow, even if he doesn’t admit it. This revelation is also one that many overweight people face when the weight comes off: Gee, I’m thin, but why is my life still fucked up? This weight loss was supposed to solve all my problems! In Joe’s case, hopefully it will force him to deal with this issue rather than continuing to believe everyone else is the problem, and not him.

    The other lesson he probably has coming is that his weight will probably always be a struggle. Right now, because he’s in a groove and it’s coming off, he probably thinks he has this thing beat, and he’s never going to be that way again. So it’s easier for him to talk about the other fat people in the group as if he was never part of that, and he’s somehow in a different class from them. I think most people go through this cocky phase when they’re losing weight steadily. I had it, Oprah has had it (smugly saying she “changed her life” even as the pounds were creeping back on) and Joe definitely has it. However, most of us find ourselves back where we started at some point, or having to very consciously struggle through to maintain the weight loss. To me that cocky phase is a real red flag, and people who have weight as an issue in their lives need to realize it for what it is. Still, it’s a hard argument to make to tell someone not to enjoy the fruit of their labors and feel a little superior after being mocked and/or ignored and treated as non-sexual for what may have been many years, or their entire life. If you’ve never had weight as an issue, hopefully this gives a small window into how complex the psychological issues are.

    My issue with Joe, though, is that he crosses the line from being cocky to downright cruel to others in the group. He asks the herbalist if she has any cure for “cankles”, referring to one castmate, and makes the remark, “Don’t worry ladies, I’m not trying to pick any of you up, unless it’s with a forklift.” This just shows his own self-hatred because he knows he was fat, too, and not only wants to pretend he’ll never to have to struggle with it again, but he wants to pretend it never was an issue in his life at all.

    I hope that an apology from Joe will be forthcoming to these women, but more than that, I hope he realizes where it is all coming from, and realizes maybe he needs help beyond the gym and diet.

  34. boston02127 says:

    Thanks for the great blog Quincy. 🙂

  35. boston02127 says:

    Jill must be shooting for a comedy show. Her tweet—

    On flight from lax to jfk. Anyone miss me??

  36. boston02127 says:

    Caroline’s tweet—-
    Newsflash! @albiemanzo & @chris_manzo will be on the Today Show tomorrow 10am!!! Proud of my boys xoxo

    I don’t get her. What is Caroline bragging about? Chris works at the Brownstone and on the show she stated that Albie didn’t want to work there. They’re going on the Millionaire Matchmaker and they pretty much live off her.

    • quincyil says:

      Shows ya how low the Today Show has sunk…

    • realminkey says:

      The only difference between Caroline’s two losers and “Frank the Entertainer”, is the Manzos live in a better zip code.

      • Ellabean says:

        LOL , Real ! I am ashamed to admit I know who he is. That was hilarious.

        • boston02127 says:

          Ellabean—Me too. I wonder what ever happen to him.

          • Sha2000 says:

            Ellabean,
            off subject; I think your words regarding your spiritual beliefs (last blog) were quite wonderful to read & I couldn’t agree more; I too feel the same way & try to walk the same path, I may fall off at times but that’s part of the lesson : )

            • Ellabean says:

              Oh my goodness. Thx. I’d been feelin’ a bit like off – like I offended some nice peeps here today and maybe yesterday. and maybe revealed abit too much of my offbeat soul. Thanks a bunch, Sha.

  37. KellitaM says:

    Totally off topic, but Happy Hour is here and reminding me to ask this question:
    Does anyone know where in the Chicago area I can buy the Skinny Girl Margarita?
    Thanks in advance!

  38. Olivia says:

    I have a confession to make: I tried, I really did, but after viewing about 15 minutes of the Atlanta franchise I knew I wasn’t going to make it. Awful.

    Wanting to still remain a part of this community I buckled under long enough to watch this debacle and realized only a few minutes in that this was never going to work for me. The same will hold true for the BH show that I have absolutely no interest in watching for any reason under the sun. Atlanta makes DC look like a NOVA presentation!

    I may check in from time to time and perhaps return when NY makes its debut. But for now there is no way in hell I can watch these two offerings and not expect my head to explode.

    Am not about to ruin everyone’s fun and interest in these two train wrecks so it is best to remain silent and fade away for awhile. Unless there is news forthcoming around the NY and NJ franchises, I’ll bow out for in the meantime.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      OMG! no exploding heads PUH-LEEZE! (messy)

      Check back in @Olivia-I always need a reminder where my unicorn is parked 😉

    • Buffywood says:

      I don’t watch any of them either, I can’t stomach them. But I do like to come here to check in and see what’s going on.

    • quincyil says:

      There are other discussions of interest. Check in.

      • quincyil says:

        I skimmed through Atlanta. I thought it was boring. Kim running and getting a beer… really boring.

    • TLM says:

      Oh, but there’s so much else to talk about…Jerseylicious, the Kardashians, Thintervention, Flipping Out… a new crazy train is always coming along. LOL.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I think Atlanta is awful & I can’t get through it either. Flipping out I catch from time to time, but I do enjoy Jeff’s humor & seeing his beautiful designs. BH, looks like it will be bad; what snooty women in the previews but I’ll try to watch. Hope you comment on it Olivia.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Check back in please! Your insights are always food for thought.

    • nathania says:

      oh come on, there is going to be news about the teresa bankruptcy soon…Danielle will resurface in the press, there was a blind about her trying to ‘steal DJ Tracy from Kim (although I thought that was over).

      I agree with all your summations about these shows, you are really the angel on my right shoulder…but I still watch. I will probably watch New York again. NJ I am just not interested in, unless they film the Giudices being frogwalked into prison. I agree about Atlanta, I did watch a snippet of it but I couldn’t get past a few minutes.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      I think what happens Olivia, is that the first season of the show is the one that hooks us. The first season of Atlanta and New York provided enough drama, fun, snark that we got hooked. If you are coming to the Atlanta franchise in season 3, you don’t have the benefit prior seasons. S1 of Atlanta was fun, especially Nene, but by S2, people were offended by how fame altered the cast. The same with NY. Jill and Bethenny together was great fun, but by S2 Bethenny became more likable and Jill proved herself to be totally unlikable and lacking self awareness. I never got in NJ, seemed pointless. BH? I will watch because I want to see what plastic surgery has done to their faces. In the age of the Internet, everybody’s secrets are outed and that is part of the entertainment.

    • sophie says:

      I’ve never been able to generate interest in the Atlanta series. I tried, as I have a sister who lived there and HATED it…and I see why.

      I will try the Beverly Hills as I grew up watching the Richards sisters…but that’s the only reason.

      Most of these housewive “woman” look the same to me. How their husbands can distinguish them from the next blonde bimbo is beyond me. I think the only gals on the BH franchise who don’t look abused by the surgeon are the Richards sisters. They still look very natural and normal. But the others? Scary.

      Why oh why can’t women just age gracefully by taking good care of themselves? This competition to try to look like a 30 year old when you’re 50 is ridiculous. They come off resembling porn actresses with the fake hair extensions, enormous boob jobs and over blown lips.

  39. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Kelly tweeted this:

    kikilet Kelly K. Bensimon
    @jillzarin is back from Aussie and looks so good. Hiii jillll

    And then earlier:

    kikilet Kelly K. Bensimon
    If you think you are smarter than a fifth grader, then you haven’t seen 5th grade homework lately.

    It’s kind of creepy that no matter what Bethenny does she has some backhanded comment about it. I mean really would they EVER ask Kelly to be on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”?????? Ummmmm no. Can you imagine her answers?

    “What is matter?”

    Kelly – “Matter is so free to be me and you 1979.”

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Aussie refers to a person who is from Australia – guessing Kelly couldn’t figure out how to spell Australia….and when did she become Jill’s spokesperson. Sadly, IMO Kelly’s only friend is Jill….and she is just glad to have her back in NYC.

    • fashion42 says:

      that is a new level of sad for Kelly, the Smarter Than A 5TH Grader low blow- I mean….how does she NOT see how transparent her jealousy of Bethenny is???!

    • nathania says:

      This is one bizarre obsession. I wonder, did anyone ever figure out what kkb was referring to when she said bethenny attacked her daughter in the press?

      • American Idiot says:

        From way back when, I remember reading it was because Bethenny moved Kelly’s girls’ position during a photo opportunity with an unnamed celebrity. Think I read it on the Bravo message board, so not sure about the accuracy.

  40. boston02127 says:

    ‘Jersey Shore’ star Snooki to sign autographs in Seaside Heights for her community service.
    http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2010/10/jersey_shore_star_snooki_to_si.html

    Some punishment. If it were me I’d probably have to pick up dog poo in the park.

    • quincyil says:

      rotfl… New Jersey has interesting punishments.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Doesn’t community service have to be approved by the courts. I remember Charlie Sheen was suppose to help with the community theater but the Judge rejected it.

      I hope Snooki is forced to collect trash along the Turnpike

      • Sha2000 says:

        She LOOKS like the trash found on the turnpike!

      • realminkey says:

        That tacky little weeble comes from about 5 miles up the road from where I live. Seriously. And it’s nothing but pumpkin patches, apple orchards and vineyards up there. Once her star fades, she can rent herself out around here as a garden gnome.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      That is wrong on every level – does she even know how to write?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Last week it was riding Oprah to take on teen suicide, this week it is feeding the hungry. Teresa is just peddling her book.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      A portion of the $55 admission fee goes to the food bank. About the cost of an autographed book the promoter says. The promoter of this thing won’t provide the actual specific amount that will be donated per ticket.

      Really want to fight hunger rather than self-servingly promote your businesses, donate all proceeds to the food bank. Simple. This is a profit making gig and they’re using the charity angle to sell it to people.

      • geoaubsmom says:

        Technically they have to tell you what portion of the $55 is tax-deductible for your own tax records… ie: what is going to food bank/pantry so I can deduct it… more BS!

  41. boston02127 says:

    Top row 6th one over is Sheree’s boyfriend. Click on his pic.

    http://www.tbs.com/shows/therealgilligansisland/

  42. boston02127 says:

    Exclusive: The Real Housewives of New York City’s Ramona Singer To Launch New Wine Label
    http://www.luxist.com/2010/10/13/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-citys-ramona-singer-to-launch-n/

  43. TLM says:

    Does Phaedra know that foie gras isn’t pronounced “faux bois”? Does she know the difference between the two? (French speakers will think that’s funny, because faux bois means “fake wood.”)

    I just get annoyed at people who act superior to others and think they’re cultured, when they can’t even pronounce certain things properly. If she loves foie gras so much — a dish which most restaurants have dropped because of the cruelty it takes to produce, but that’s another issue — then she could at least learn to pronounce it. Can you say poseur, Phaedra?!??

    • Sha2000 says:

      Lol! Did she order bois?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        she did

      • Sha2000 says:

        BTW, after a quick Google I’ve found that foie gras has been banned in many cities because of the ducks treatment. Being a real-housewife & not a bravo-housewife, it’s been a long long while since I’ve eaten it but now that I know better, I will not in the future. Thanks for sharing the info. You should leave a comment on Bravo.com or Phaedra’s FB page (if she has one) and tell her #1 it’s cruel & make sure to add that #2 her calling foie gras “faux bois”, is a verbal faux pas ; )

        • Adgirl says:

          I won’t eat veal after I learned more about how it’s raised.

          Say no to faux grass.

          • Sha2000 says:

            From what little I read tonight; the ducks situation is similar to the calves. I’ve been a vegetarian twice for a few years each time I went back because I craved meat; but I haven’t had veal in a million years.

            I can’t say that all of what I eat is humane but I’m trying were I can.

    • quincyil says:

      I don’t think the fat is good for her while pregnant.

    • geoaubsmom says:

      LOL! When I watched I said outloud… Fwah Gwah, it’s fwah gwah girl, don’t order what you can’t pronounce!

  44. quincyil says:

    http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/people/capitalcomment/17028.html

    Mary Amos mentions that Charles Ommanney has not been financially supportive of Cat. I think part of Cat’s problem was Charles Ommanney not being finanncially supportive to the degree she wanted during the marriage. When Cat and Charles were in the kitchen discussing Salahis, Charles said at one point that he thought Cat had been shopping all day at Sachs. I know that Lynn really likes Cat as do others here, but Cat has a bit of a shopping habit according to gossip coming from other the ocean. Sometimes, women going through a divorce buy things to make themselves feel better. We know that Cat hated being in Chevy Chase. She told us that she hated the town and the people. (By now, I am sure her neighbors hate her too thanks to the women carrying little bags of poo comment.) I thought the yellow house was cool, but Cat must have wanted to live in Blair House. I’ve read that Cat blames the show for her divorce, but there must have been cracks in the foundation or the marriage wouldn’t have collapsed so quickly under the weight of a tv show.

    Apparently, Cat need money while married to Charles, because she had to pay for tuition for the girls. Bio dad/subject of Cat’s tell all book probably refused to pay if the girls were living in America.

    Cat also mentioned that she has to cook, clean, do laundry, and take care of her children (who are in bording school.) Well, this is horrible, Cat. (sarcasm alert) How awful for you. If she’s alone how much cooking, cleaning and laundry does she have?

    I just don’t believe that her book about her early life, is going to be any better selling than Jill’s book, Nene’s book, Luann’s book or Vicki’s book. They sell a few when the books come out, then it’s dead stop. Do we really care that much about them to drop money into their pockets? The Atlanta and Jersery fans are a different breed. They will support anyone from their region. I’m not sure DC fans are like that.

    I wonder how much make up from Mexico Gretchen sold. Think Lynn Curtin is selling cuffs at 350 dollars a piece? I bet the stores selling them are trying to give them back to her.

    • Adgirl says:

      The makeup company is probably putting stickers on the unsold inventory with Dina Manzo’s name to cover Gretchen’s name.

    • TLM says:

      I just can’t forget the show where Cat complained to Charles that she “hasn’t gotten more than 6 hours of sleep a night” in weeks. Was she joking? I’d love to get that much sleep. There are plenty of moms who work full-time who are going on less than 6 hours regularly.

    • AZ Girl says:

      This is where we as friends agree to disagree. I have not followed the background of Cat and Charles marriage but this is my take. I do believe the marriage was one of convenience for Cat and her two daughters. Charles is a good catch. He has a stable job, good looking and from what we see a calm cool personality (unlike Taliban Jim). Cat relocates to DC with her daughters and with BIG plans of being part of the “A” list of DC. I am sure it is a bigger adjustment then what she imagined. Charles is mainly absent at home due to work. This would creates a tremendous strain on any marriage. Foreign country, alone with kids and as you state QuincyIll she has to domestic chores (Ha!) that she is not used to doing on a daily basis and probably did not expect to do considering Charles job.

      To make due Cat signs up for HWODC and realizes that she is stuck with the Sahalis and their escapades. Which in turn she is banned from the White House and is unable to meet with President Obama.

      But being true to herself she calls them out and that is why I admire her. She could have gone the “safe” route with the Sahalis but did not. She is truly ashamed of being associated with them. She took the risk of being the “bitch” with the Sahalis and gave them what they deserve.

      Yes, she is writing a book to make money. Who is not? Her girls are in England which I am sure is hard for her. I am looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.

      Tomorrow night out local movie theater is playing To Kill a Mockingbird. This year is the 50th anniversary. I will miss the reunion to go to the event. It is my favorite book and movie. Looking forward to all the recaps and comments in the morning.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I do like Cat but I agree about the book, I don’t think it will do well. I like her and I don’t care to read about her former marriage.

      Just a few things though, I read an interview that Charles did and HE blamed the show for the divorce, but Cat did not, in fact she takes the majority of the blame because she wanted to do the show and he did not. She appeared pretty pleased with Bravo and Cohen when she appeared on WWHL, unlike Danielle who made it very obvious that she was unhappy with Bravo.

      I think Cat would do a 2nd season if she was invited back and if, in fact, there is a second season of DC.

      Just an FYI, Lynne Curtain’s cuff’s range about $75-$80 each. They showed on an episode where Lynne visited a store that was selling them for her and she showed the prices and the boutique owner said that they were selling well. (that could be for TV, who knows?)

    • Dawn says:

      I like Cat. Her honesty is refreshing. She calls a spade a spade. At least you know where you stand with her. You don’t have to wait to hear her opinion from someone else – she’ll share it with you face to face.

  45. Adgirl says:

    Yay! Last miner out.

    BTW- The love triangle miner hugged his mistress. His wife stayed home saying “he’s got someone else now”.

    (She probably also said “I can’t wait to cut of that bastards cojones”).

    • quincyil says:

      Nice. The mistress got on tv.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Apparently there are more than one miner/wife/mistress scenerio in play! Glad they are finally getting out of that mine.

    • cusi77 says:

      Oh! I miss this story… but I was thinking “If one of these guys were cheating… He is going to be full exposed”…

    • realminkey says:

      Now that was Reality TV! I watched on and off today, and cried at times. It was truly poignant. That said, I also noticed that the last guy, the hero of all the heroes came out of the hole at exactly 9PM… the most prime of Prime Time.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Talk about all day drama, what an excellent ending! Whew!

  46. CdnFillie says:

    watching RHATL…Sheree in a tank top, no bra, slight nipple alert showing, but did anyone else see the position of the right one? It’s almost at her shoulder…I think :<

  47. TLM says:

    Great news that all miners are out safely. I really hope we can see an end to underground mining and move to open-pit mining, as is practiced in Australia. The safety risks aren’t worth it. I live in Pennsylvania, and we have had many mining accidents and deaths in recent years.

    Michael Moore is on Larry King commenting on the mining accident, and saying he would like to have the same attention the media focuses on Paris Hilton on the owners of mines testifying before Congress. Many of these mines have been cited repeatedly for inspection violations, but they do nothing until workers die. I guess they figure it is cheaper to pay off widows than to protect workers. It has to stop.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Well said.

    • cusi77 says:

      I totally agree with you.

    • Smompy says:

      Even though I might agree with what he said, I wish people would stop giving Michael Moore a public platform. How the hell is HE more qualified to make such pronouncements than anybody else is? Pompous, supercilious,loud-mouthed know-it-all!

      Just in case it isn’t completely obvious, I don’t especially care for Mr. Moore:)

  48. TLM says:

    On a totally separate and lighter note, I went yesterday to Home Depot to check out the new Martha Stewart line of cabinets and countertops under her name. Very disappointing. The doors looked cheap in quality. None are solid wood. She had Kraftmaid as a sponsor for so many years that I thought she would offer solid wood, at least as an option. The 5 or so shades of Corian that she developed to have under her label will cost you more that other Corian options, and I did not care for any of them. I will be going with a regular Corian color when it goes on sale. If I had to suggest options for those on a budget, I would recommend IKEA kitchens over these. There are a couple of door styles Martha has that are interesting and IKEA doesn’t carry anything like them, but for the price you pay to get the Martha name, I don’t know that it’s worth it. I would investigate other lesser-known companies who make solid cabinets. I am sure Martha’s kitchens at all her various homes are all solid wood.

  49. cusi77 says:

    Hello everyone! 33 miners have been rescued in Chile! God bless

    News for 33 miners were rescued in chile
    All 33 miners are safely rescued from Chile mine‎ – 25 minutes ago

    (Photo by Hugo Infante/Chilean Government via Getty Images) Chilean Miners are Rescued after 69 days gallery (51 photos) SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — The 33 …
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    • AZ Girl says:

      Amazing rescue. Hooray for Chile and their miners!!!! I has been a great day watching them all reunite.

      • JKW says:

        It was great seeing them all get out. I think some were wishing there wasn’t so much coverage. The one guy had his wife and mistress show up to wait. The wife decided it was ok until he asked them both to be there to greet him….the wife took off after that. According to an article there were 5 wives that had to deal with mistresses.

  50. WindyCityWondering says:

    Today I gave some thought to RHOBH – I’m looking forward to it! Plastic surgery done correctly, really over the top mansions, excessive spending on everything. And don’t get me started on the shoes!

    • Sha2000 says:

      Yes, but so far the women seem so snooty in the previews, that turns me off a bit.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I’m shallow – I just want to see their stuff! At this point I am pretty numb to the “drama” of the various franchises – so as they bring it I will be lusting after their shoes. Works for me!

    • quincyil says:

      I like the high end middle class homes like those of Jeff Lewis, Bethenny and Ramona over the uber mansions. Cat’s Chevy Chase rental was beautiful to me. The big over the top Beverly Hill life is too Hollywood.

  51. boston02127 says:

    Has anyone been watching Harry loves Lisa? Lisa really REALLY ruined her face. She use to be pretty now she’s scary looking.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Heard she was going to reduce those wonky lips – what else did she do? Harry seems to be aging well. All in all they are an attractive couple.

  52. Buffywood says:

    Good Night Ladies.

    As I think about what Olivia said about not being able to watch some of these shows, I am in total agreement. These shows (and the people in them) reminds me of one of my dad’s many words of wisdom (and I am working a list to pass along to my daughters as Rules for a good life)…

    Just because somebody has money, it doesn’t make them a better person. Take a pile of shit for example. You can put it in a beautiful box, wrap it pretty ribbon and beautiful bows. But remember, once you remove all of the pretty wrapping and open it up, all you really have is still a pile of shit.

    • quincyil says:

      The funny thing is they really don’t have money. Only Kandi seems to be able to support that lifestyle.

  53. fashion42 says:

    Hey! I have been lurking for awhile but- I feel a little bit nervous about jumping in with comments- you guys all seem to know each other so well! I decided i’ll give it a shot though- you guys are all so smart, witty, and caring. With Flipping Out i’ve always thought Jeff was putting on a show for the cameras with his beyond obnoxious ridiculous behavior- in prior seasons it really seemed like he cared very deeply for the ppl he belittled on camera- and I though perhaps off camera he is probably very caring and not so crazy. I’m doubting my own theory though based on this season, and I’m disappointed in him. Maybe a jerk is just a jerk?

    Anywho, I think all of you guys are great (even the trolls- SO entertaining) thanks for the fun!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Hi Fashion42! Glad you decided to finally post. I agree Jeff used to be nicer – so maybe he is now more comfortable in front of the camera and therefore finds it easier to be snarky to his “family”….. At times I really think he is totally too mean/cruel/stupid to them.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Hi Fashion- don’t be nervous and welcome. Everyone here started with their first post so I hope you join us and enjoy us.

      • fashion42 says:

        Thank you- both of you! I definitely feel a lot more comfortable posting now. I appreciate that!! I can’t tell if Jeff was nicer bc of the cameras- or if he has turned cruel because of the cameras. It could really go either way, you know? He tried to be fake nice- or he is trying to be fake crazy and mean? Either way, sad for his dedicated employees. 😦

    • boston02127 says:

      fashion42 —- welcome 🙂

    • Kat says:

      Welcome 🙂

  54. error 404 says:

    I didn’t think it was possible, but Bravo found a host even more unintelligible than Camilla Avarez! I didn’t think anything could possibly make that awful Mizirahi show worse, but I hadn’t counted on Iman! “Twis wis a fwashion imerginny, and fdjzxutre deuwinffsa frwqimdhjl.” LOL!

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Ha! True. On all counts.

      • Adgirl says:

        Worse than Camilla Avarez?? Is that possible?

        Camilla Avarez: Matwoo, duz dees make mii looc faaaaat?
        Matthew McConaugh: Wha?
        Camilla Avarez: Duz dees make mii looc faaaaat?
        Matthew McConaugh: Wha?

        • vilzvet says:

          LOL! She really IS that unintelligible. Strangely enough, she was on one of the nighttime shows a few months back and was really charming when her personality came through. I guess when she has to follow a script with that accent she can’t help but have difficulty.

  55. justanothermary says:

    I had chemo again today. Thank you for the distraction from what I’m going thru in my life.

  56. Wall St Lady says:

    Designing Diva
    I hope u will b around tomo

  57. justanothermary says:

    I love you all, and thank you for being such a funny and fun filled diversion for me. I have recently been told that my cancer has spread, so I’m not sure when/if I can be here. Just a little humor – my hubs refers to Joe and T giudice as Fugly and Fuzzy McNutter. I used the fugly word to refer to a troll, but the hubs is right. It fits the Giudice family. He call all the McNutter girls nutlets. We’ won’t even get into the fact that he hates that I watch the whole series and how much time I’m wasting. I have so little time left I think he’s right, but I do appreciate the diversion you all have provided. You’re all great! I’ll be here when I can, but not much.

    • felony stupid says:

      @justanothermary – I haven’t posted a lot lately so I’m not sure if you will recognize me, but I always stop by and read the messages. I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

    • Dawn says:

      Know that you’re in my thoughts, Mary. All of the best to you and your family. Take care and hope to see you on the board again soon.

    • quincyil says:

      Justantothermary, I am an immunologist. Don’t give up visiting this site. Friends, humor, and support are so important to all of us in health and when we are sick. We were talking about the truth of old sayings that our dads told us. “Mind over matter” is another old saying that has truth. When I was in fourth grade our sister/teacher had leukemia. She gave us so much love that it changed all of our lives. A touch on our head as she walked through that class room. I truly believe she is a saint and I am a scientist. Stay here and give, trust me on this.

    • boston02127 says:

      @justanothermary ~~ I will continue to pray for you every single day.
      God Bless & I hope and pray that you get well. ♥

    • Ellabean says:

      Mary, Wednesday morning here. Thinking of you.

      Quincy’s words of wisdom – please heed. When you have a moment, would love you you to post on the blog about your life – – anything you want to talk about – your loves, your passions, your worries, your family, hey your favorites, your pet peeves, talk about anything. Someone here will read and respond. Get silly even. Silly is good.

      A million hugs to you~

    • American Idiot says:

      Just Another Mary – It’s been nice seeing you here despite all you have been through. Hope you can come back on occasion. Best wishes to you. You have been an important part of this blog, for both longtime posters and new ones as well.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I’m sorry to hear the cancer has spread, you are certainly in my prayers. Even if you can’t get on here, it sounds like your husband will be able to make you laugh. Blessings to all of you.

    • twoile says:

      Very sorry to hear of your continued struggles…taking extra care just 4 U is so important…many good wishes sent your way peace, U will b missed…. & perhaps U will b able to join in along the way.

  58. Wall St Lady says:

    If NYHW r being filmed now couldn’t u assume Jill is
    not being filmed cuz she is off the show. She went to Australia to hide/deflect her shame.

    • Adgirl says:

      Strange isn’t it? Do you think Bravo hired an aussie film team to catch parts of her trip?

    • quincyil says:

      I do think this is why Jill fled the Northern Hemisphere. If Jill was a normal person who had accepted her responsibility in trying to destroy a friend, I would argue that we all should forgive her and try to help her. This is not the case. So, we go on pointing out that her behaviors are wrong. She is embarrassed that she was offered a part time position by Bravo. She doesn’t care that she tried to destroy her dearest friend. There is no justification for that.

  59. Smompy says:

    QuincyIl wrote:

    “I’ve read that up to 4% of the modern Human genome comes from Neanderthals.”

    I’ve read that too. In the case of a certain foreheadless Ho-Wife from Paterson, New Jersey, however, the percentage of Neanderthal DNA would appear to be much higher than 4%. I’m talking MUCH higher!

    But seriously, if you ever get a chance to watch Alan Alda’s recent PBS series – I believe it’s called “The Human Spark” – watch it. They shared lots of info about how the brain develops & what it is exactly that makes humans human. On one episode there was a fascinating segment about Neanderthals. Although they were clearly successful as a group for a very long time, they were also apparently pretty complacent. Unlike H.sapiens, they never tried to improve on the way they did things. Their old, tried and true simple tools did the job well enough, so the Neanderthals were perfectly satisfied to use those exact same tools forever. Some people think the Neanderthals simply couldn’t compete with the ever expanding technologies of the newly arrived H. sapiens. In any case it’s interesting stuff.

  60. geoaubsmom says:

    Dina, Dina, Dina… If it were my charity I would not hide behind DM’s and I’d be shouting loud & proud how my charity’s funds are dispersed! As director of the charity I would publish a letter to my donors to display on the Project Spiderweb (as one twitter friend calls PL for the spin & not knowing how the $$ are tangled up) website to make donors feel comfortable with PL financials and its charitable support structure. For now, I’m waiting with baited breath for the 2009 Federal 990 tax form to be published…

  61. Housewives of South Park - Hilarious! says:

    Re: south park take on Jersey housewives and Jersey Shore. Is there going to be a blog about the awesome parody of Theresa’s disgusting crassness and irrationality? They take on Jersey Shore well, too, and the tendency of these stars to blame all bad behaviour on their geography; it’s great! XD

  62. zoekayla says:

    Lynn, I hope Ginger does well. My name, zoekayla, is a combo of my dog, Zoe’s name and my kitty, Kayla’s. Kayla is slowly succumbing to kidney failure. She is 18, and has been a dear companion. I can’t bear to put her through heroic measures. I just treasure the time we have and make sure her little water bowl (under the vase of flowers in my bathroom) is always fresh. I have a “thing” for fresh flowers…
    I watched many of the miners emerge yesterday. It was a very emotional time for all of us! I was impressed with their determination to finish their confinement with class…each man was so gracious to the officials there to greet them on their release. I wonder how they will all fare down the road, both physically and emotionally. My daughter is an opthamologist (entering a fellowship for retina) and is interested to hear about their eye issues.
    I am going to miss Jeff and the other Flipped Out folks. They are really interesting to watch, although I lost a lot of feeling for Jeff when he did not stand up for Trace when he was struck by that belligerant drunk.
    I am enjoying the Next Iron Chef. I gravitate to the food competition shows.
    ATL ladies are still bringing it. I was disgusted by NJ and the attention given to those criminals. I love NY… and I may be in the minority, but I enjoyed DC aside from the Salahis, who are just pathetic attention whores.
    JustanotherMary, you are in my prayers. I think you should watch what you want and write us when you can and feel like it. Above all, take care of your “self”.
    WSL, I appreciate the b-day list! There are a lot of recent additions (mine is July 28). We have a really fun community here!!! I always read, and just occasionally post, but I set aside part of each day to check in 🙂

    • klmh says:

      Just thought I would mention this for your kitteh. I have a friend who’s cat is 18. Last year she was sure she would have to put her cat down because he felt terrible, was 3 pounds, didn’t eat and had kidney failure as well. Her vet told her there wasn’t much she could do to help the situation, but she tried baby food. Ham and ham sauce is, yes I said is, his fav. He has been eating it for over a year, loves it, and has gained several pounds.
      It wouldn’t hurt to try…
      Good luck.

      • klmh says:

        Oh, I forgot to mention they give him fluid under the skin pretty much daily. He also has diabetes, so the check and give doses as well…

    • Kat says:

      Wishing the best to for your kitty!

  63. quincyil says:

    I have been watching the promos for the new Bravo fashion show. Two fashion houses compete to make one complete line of clothing. These fashion shows are so unrealistic. If a fashion designer would just make clothes for us, the masses of women who want to have nice clothes, they would be so much better off. The clothes on the runways are clown clothes. No one buys that stuff. I would like better cloth and designs that flatter women’s bodies. The crap coming out of China is ridiculous. We need American made clothes. Have you looked at our jeans since that industry moved to China? Awful. My mother thinks that the bras being made in China are their way of torturing American women. She could be right about that.

    Bethenny is wearing one of the Bravo designers that is making affordable and well designed clothes. Let that designer work on one of these shows and let that be the trend in the fashion world.

    BTW… I still am enamored by Cat’s belt. The cats in my barn and I looked as some old saddle parts and we talked about getting a glue gun at Walmart. Getting desperated in flyover country for real people fashion.

    Q

    • American Idiot says:

      I agree, Q. The new BRAVO show does not interest me at all. I was a huge Project Runway fan. I still watch it on Lifetime on occasion, but the Thurs. night time slot conflicts with too many things for me. I enjoyed PR more when it was on BRAVO.

    • error404 says:

      Art always gets the shaft in lieu of business in the US!

      Alexander Mc Queen didn’t make wearable clothes for the average person for the same reason Picasso didn’t paint something that would fit over your sofa and match your drapes. LOL I think of fashion week as a trip to a museum.

      Anyway, as far as TV is concerned, they don’t do it because it’s boring. The people on Project Runway who do pretty dresses that would sell well in department stores are always the first ones to be sent home. (Kors seems to toss out “It could sell in a store” as the ultimate insult) People like Christian or Santino who make outragously unwearable things, get their own business and or tv show.

      I hate that you love Cat’s belt though LOL as it legitimizes the whole HW idea of “Aspirational”. I prefer to laugh at them. LOL

      • quincyil says:

        You see, there are a lot of girls who grew up in the 60s here. We used orange juice cans to straighten our hair and irons with towels to make it flat on ironing boards. That belt brings back my youth.

  64. boston02127 says:

    Good morning ☼

    I’m watching the miners and listening to how they occupied their time. Thankfully they are all ok but I have a feeling that this happy story is going to turn in to a mess by making it in to money thing. They showed the mistress hugging her married boyfriend. Shame on him. It goes to show there is always one stupid a&&hO!e in every group. I hope his wife of 20 plus years leaves him after he makes millions off of his story.

  65. boston02127 says:

    DC is on at 9 & BH is on at 10 tonight. That’s a bit of an overload for one night.

  66. boston02127 says:

    Bethenny has completely forgotten all about the show — The Real Housewives of New York City — that made her who she is today. ‘That is so 2009,’ Bethenny claims!

    http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/10/13/bethenny-frankel-over-real-housewives-of-new-york-city-jill-zarin/comment-page-1/#comment-114710

    • Error404 says:

      Rant on:

      I just can’t stand articles like this!

      1. Anyone using “bff” to describe Jill and bethenny is just looking to sensationalize. Get a grip! These are not 2 childhood friends who have been thru thick and thin together. They are coworkers who were friendly for 2 years until the had a falling out. In most peoples lives, this relationship would be a blip on the radar, but the media makes it out to be Laverne and shirley at each others throats.
      2. She IS speaking to at least half of her former cast mates, so again, get a grip.
      3. The whole premise of the article is idiotic! Did this same writer claim that Obama had forgotten about the senate that made him when elected Pres? I missed the article about Courtney cox forgetting friends who made her when doing cougar town, although there probably was one. And isn’t it time someone exposed George clooney! When was the last time he had the cast of er over for tapas, huh, huh

      Ok, rant over

      • quincyil says:

        Some friendships are short, but deep as Hades. Take Kat (who returned to us from the darkness of cyberspace) and me. I just love Kat. I love squirells too. There’s just something about those two mammals …. I feel bff about them….

        I love cats and squirrels here too… Maybe, this is a form of transferance. Now, I will have to observe myself as I do the Bravo starlets. rotfl.. No… why waste time on me when there are so many starlets to mock.

  67. boston02127 says:

    Well…..I’ll stop hogging the board now and go do something productive. Have a good morning everyone.

  68. Wall St Lady says:

    Designing Diva

    “Bonne fête à toi” !

    The Beatles wish to sing u their- birthday song !

    (WSL sings loudly too !)

    You say its your birthday
    its my birthday too.
    Yeah ,they say its your birthday
    were gonna have a good time
    I’m glad its your birthday
    happy birthday to you.
    Yes were going to a party party yes were going to a party party yes were going to a party party….

    Drums beating loudly ! .

    Designing Diva
    ur celebrity Birthday Buddies are :

    Cliff Richard,
    Dwight D. Eisenhower,
    Elvis Presley
    , Harry Anderson,
    James Bond,
    Justin Hayward,
    Lillian Gish,
    Moody Blues,
    Ralph Lauren,
    Roger Moore,
    Stacy Keibler,
    Usher

    Happy Birthday !
    Ur cake is in the mail.
    We hope u have a Blessed day.
    The LynnFam sends big hugs !

  69. Wall St Lady says:

    JazzNight Out
    Where have u been ?
    U have been missed !
    When is ur Birthday ?
    I guess I will post the list just for u so u won’t b shy.

  70. Wall St Lady says:

    Oct
    14 Designing Deva
    25 25Stupid
    27 Zoey
    28 twoile

    Nov
    1 Noelle
    2 Scprpoisue
    20 Nancy
    21 Michele
    22 realminkey
    28 Canada

    Dec
    5 Buffywood
    10 tuzentswarth
    24 KirksvilleMo
    26 JustAnotherMary
    29 Rabble Rouser

    Jan
    2 WaxDiva
    12 Cakers
    14 AdGirl
    16 Lillybel
    24 Kirks Cyotte
    26 Jezzibel
    30 krone

    Feb
    16 Quincy

    March
    12 Waslurking
    13 Vilzvet
    25 Am Idiot

    April
    19 FelonyStupid
    21 Ione
    22 AZ

    May
    29 WindyCity

    June
    11 TrueLifeDiva
    30 Cuci77

    July
    14 Pantry Viewer
    20 TT
    28 TEB & Zoekayla
    30 Diana & WSM

    Aug
    13 Tootsie
    16 Lynn Hudson
    24 shamrockblonde

    Sept.
    1 WSL. & Boston 2
    3 Kat & dreemz
    6 Sha200o
    7 ms molly
    8 FloridaGirl88
    11 jillz68
    14 One Mo Bo & Dickens
    21 Ellabean
    30 error404

  71. error404 says:

    http://tv.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/arts/television/14housewives.html?_r=1

    NYT aritcle on RHOBH and how all the housewives are interchangeable ” well-groomed, ill-mannered women who volunteer to drink, squabble and spend in exchange for reality-show recognition”

    LOL!

  72. Ellabean says:

    I have to say one of the funniest off-topic discussions I have read on this blog ever – was from last evening (just a bit upthread) when a bunch of great posters all realized that their dads had a saying or some variation on “they don’t have a pot to piss in.” Well, I missed the topic in real time, but I have to share this now (please forgive that I post this down thread):

    My dad always always used the phrase ” pissin’ contest”. As in: ” if they got married it would be nothing but a pissin’ contest”. Meaning = constant arguments.

    Oh and he still says this at a vibrant 82 !

    • Buffywood says:

      Good Morning Ellabean! Yes, that is another one of my dad’s sayings too. He refers to my brother and his wife as “The Bickersons”. He laughs that anything they discuss always turns into a pissing contest.

    • Buffywood says:

      I just realized that many of his expressions reference bodily functions, strange. Another I never understood (but just googled it), when referring to someone stupid “He doesn’t know shit from shinola”.

      • quincyil says:

        When a rich person would look down on my dad, he say, “He thinks his shit doesn’t stink.” Apparently, Jeff Lewis grew up with a dad like ours.

        • Ellabean says:

          I wonder if the “dad” -isms are indicative of their generation – and maybe dad’s that were in the military, like mine? The earthy-speak, bodily functions etc. I am still cracking up at all the ‘gals’ here that have dads that spoke the same way.

  73. Wall St Lady says:

    Eror44 r u a gentleman or a lady w/short hair. Or does WSL just need new spectials.
    Also w/a Sept. 30 birthday r u a Libra ?

  74. Rabble Rouser says:

    OMG-

    I don’t know if any of you watch South Park but they spoofed the Jersey Crazy and totally ripped into the Guidices’s and the rest…it was so funny I literally cried.

  75. vgirl511 says:

    To JustanotherMary,

    I don’t know if you will see this, but I wanted to post this just in case you do. After surviving Ovarian cancer last year, my mother was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She went through chemo and radiation to shrink and then surgery to remove. When they started the surgery they found it had spread to her colon. Her cancer is now considered treatable, but not cureable. She is now doing chemo again, and we are hoping and praying and keeping our fingers crossed. I saw something about 5 foods that can help fight cancer. I don’t know how much ‘proof’ there is that it helps, but as I told my mom, it certainly can’t hurt! The five foods are 1) bok choy, 2) cooked tomatoes, 3) flounder fish, 4) strawberries, 5) artichokes. I first saw this on Dr. Oz, and I believe he is a respected source. I also read about taking mushroom extract as a supplement, also to fight cancer. Again, I dont know how much research there it to support these claims, but I believe it is worth trying.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  76. Wall St Lady says:

    I am getting on a plane.
    Could someone or lynn
    Re post (copy & paste)
    the Birthday wish for
    Designing Diva
    On the next New Blog
    So she won’t miss her
    Birth day !

  77. realminkey says:

    Just stopped in for a lunchtime peek… Mighty quiet on here today. Is everyone busy gathering strength for a night of total Housewife saturation? Let’s hope we can live through it all.

  78. krone says:

    please watch this video. One of the reasons I’m not regular here is that I volunteer with an org. and get called out at odd hours. Please watch
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/#39680125

  79. krone says:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/#VpFlash oops
    scroll to “it gets better” on left and click

  80. Pinda says:

    Great website…I also enjoy the comments. I found this site almost a year ago, I’ve just never made a comment

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