I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – Millionaire Matchmaker

IHJZ Guest Blog – QuincyIL

Millionaire Matchmaker

Patti treats us to another of her seminars to teach women how to find millionaires and love in NYC. She tells the women that they should not go here or here with finger gestures, but kissing is ok. She mentions President Clinton and tells the women that oral sex is sex.

We see the Statue of Liberty and pan to the front of Patty’s building. Inside the team discusses the two millionaires, Elaina and Matt. Both are seeking male partners.

Elaina is Russian, a mother of a 7 year old, her ex was a famous Russian businessman, and she wants sex in a relationship with an American man. Elaina has her green card and 15 million dollars. She just bought a house in the Hamptons. (Probably for cash.) She likes being busy, but we are not told what she is busy with.
She loves her son and wants him to learn how to play American football. Elaina is showing off her ample breasts which look natural. Dustin tells Elaina that his eyes are drawn to her breasts and not her face. Patti pulls down her own blouse to show her ample, natural breasts too. She puts her face into Elaina’s chest and pretends to talk to Elaina’s breasts. Elaina is told to cover up. Elaina wants a father who is also hot. Patti says that you can’t have both of these requests fulfilled in one man from NYC. Patti feels they have to soften the exterior and make Elaina more approachable.

Matt is the son of the physician who invented Dr. Siegel’s cookie diet. He is 47, very rich, very busy and a sexist who wants to have sex with young men. Patti mentions pedophile. Matt specifically says 23 to 33 years of age. Patti feels Matt is negative, cerebral, and dresses like his father. She is going to hire a stylist to help Matt “go from geek to chique.”

Cattle Call

This part of the show was very confusing as all of the people being interviewed were men. Patti had to mention that the some men were gay constantly so we would know who she was looking at for Elaina and for Matt. There were 10 men, 5 for each millionaire.

Patti singled out a red headed gay man with a Mohawk, asked him if he was getting any dates and when he said, “All of the time,” she wanted to throw him out. She also asked him to dye his hair as she hates red heads. He refused. His name was Paul, but we will never see him again. For Matt, we have one young gay man, Jeffry who is age inappropriate as the test. Rhett is older, but he mentions Feris Beueller which is a movie Matt mentioned so Rhett is in.

For Elaina, we have a person from South America , Geronimowhen we are looking for Americans. Geronimo is in real estate and dances for women and cash 7 nights a week. We a farmer from Delaware who will move to NYC where there are lots of farms. We have a personal trainer with a great body.
The Transformation

Patti brings, Steve, a stylist to a store to meet with Matt. Steve dresses Matt in clothing that you see in NYC gay male night clubs. I know this because I watched “Sex and the City” on HBO. Black leather was Patti’s choice for Matt. He attempts to defend his own style but is lectured by Steve and Patti.

The Mixer

Each of the millionaires have a mini date with 5 men. Patti is showing a great deal of breast tissue during the mixer.

Elaina seems distant in her first few interviews so Dustin, a Gothic, has to step in and couch her to be more friendly and less Russian. Elaina listened to Patti and covered her ample breasts in a white smock. She is described as gorgeous and elegant.

Matt disobeys Patti and shows up a Liberache on steroids. It’s a shiny blue shirt with a busy pattern and eye glasses from the a bag that he dumped on the table.
Matt has “pissed off “ Patti. His initial dates fail and he is described as a “colossal asshole.”

The Dates

Elaina decides to go out with Geronimo who is the male dancer and a motorcycle enthusiast. Elaina accepts the motorcycle pickup with good spirits. They go to a ceramics studio and make a pot similar to the movie, “Ghost.” The pot was actually good. Elaina’s favorite flower is the orchid and Geronimo has never thought of a flower before in his life so he has no favorite. After dinner, where the two just don’t click, Geronimo starts to shed his clothes and do his dance, but Elaina is embarrassed and leaves.

Matt picks Rhett who is age appropriate and very much like Matt. Rhett touches Matt and tries to make jokes when a famous chef tries to teach them how to cook. Matt is disgusted and shares that information with Rhett. Matt also mentions that he was sexually attracted to the younger man. Matt states that Rhett is sophomoric and vulgar. There is a verbal argument and Rhett throws water in Matt’s face. Matt is called “a WASPY CT Bitch” Matt leaves to pay for the dinner. The dinner was smoked salmon. Good job chef.

Follow up

Elaina comes in and explains that this is not the man to be her son’s father. Patti uses this moment to tell her that she can’t have both a sex maniac and a son to her father. Patti and Elaina hug.

Rhett comes to meet with Patti and to confront Matt once again. Patti starts yelling. Matt starts yelling. Matt is the worst client Patti has ever had. He is thrown out.

Patti fails to make a match again. We lost count somewhere along the way, but after input from board members we are pretty sure that there has been zero success for Patti long term. She is welcome to correct our impression through twitter anytime.

Thank you, as always, Quincy for watching this horrible woman for all of us, her voice alone makes me physically ill. So Patti Stanger fails again, no surprise there, lets hope Bravo fails to renew this show for another season.

Great Job Quincy!

Until Next Time…

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383 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – Millionaire Matchmaker

  1. boston02127 says:

    Great recap Quincy. Thank you. I watched last night. Imagine 5 men for each and Patti can’t get it right.

  2. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Good morning everyone.

  3. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    I am almost sorry I missed MM again Q~Great recap~cannot wait for NYC & Jersey wives to come back~I love TC too but those cooking shows make me hungry lol.
    I am not crazy about the fashion shows or the model shows either. I liked the snotty kids from Manhattan~can’t remember the name.
    I wonder how many housewife shows they will give us in a week. The more the merrier for me. Can’t wait to see how “happy” Jill is going to be for Bethenny..not~
    So are you all safe & home again?
    I had to go out yesterday & get something for New Year’s Eve~
    We get to go hear a band & have some kind of food~not sure yet.
    I will be helping out with serving & cleaning up while there as well at our VFW club Friday night.

    • American Idiot says:

      Hello BBLK – Is the show you’re thinking about NYC Prep. I remember it vaguely. Was it on Bravo? I can’t remember.

      I really only watch the Housewives on Bravo, although I do like Flipping Out. Most of the other Bravo shows are not must see TV for me, but the Housewives always will be.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        That’s it~lol~how are you doing today sweetie?
        Yes it’s on bravo too~I like flipping out & the cooking shows when I am making our dinner.

      • TLM says:

        It was NYC Prep, and I think I would rather have my fingernails pulled out than see those spoiled, self-important, oblivious brats paraded on tv again. I wonder what happened to the douchebag who was 17 or so and acted like he was 35 and in therapy. That same guy gracously decided he would take on the girl from the middle class family as his pet project, kind of like pygmalion I guess, until I think she heard what he was doing and told him to get f****d. I’m guessing he’s a raging cokehead by now.

        • TLM says:

          Apparently Paris Hilton has a younger brother — who knew? Was I the only one who thought it was just Paris and Niki? — and he’s gay, and has been dating PC Peterson. http://www.theamericandeviant.com/articles/barron-hilton-pc-peter-carey-gay/

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I suspected that PC was gay- it was even alluded to on the show but I didn’t know Paris’ brother was. I think Barron was the one who was drunk and smashed daddy’s Rolls Royce into another car at a gas station and tried to flee.

          • Kokuanani says:

            I just have to add here that PC’s grandfather, Pete Peterson, is a horrid billionaire who has been funding all sorts of pressure groups to lobby for the end of social security.

            Peterson made billions, and now that he’s got his, for some reason he doesn’t think ANYONE else should get anything, even those who only have social security as their income.

            He is a vile, evil person, but his billions enable him to fund all sorts of fake “grass roots” groups [more accurately described as “astroturf,” after the fake grass in indoor stadiums].

            “PC” is cut from the same spoiled, self-indulgent, self-important cloth.

            • quincyil says:

              Why does this billionaire want to rob widows of a few dollars to pay their heating bills in winter? I think that is awful.

              • Had Enough! says:

                Though he has also signed The Giving Pledge (along with Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Mark Zukerberg) to give at least half his wealth away. Which is admirable, but no one should have to rely on the ability and willingness of the wealthy to survive (assuming that this money goes to help the poor; it may or may not – it could go to ballets, museums, or any number of causes).

          • Wall St Lady says:

            One of my friends worked for Pete Peterson in the late 70’s at Lehman Brothers. I herd many stories of how rude & mean he was. He used to call her on weekends when they were both in S. Hampton & she brought him papers & he was not nice to her in front of his guests & family. I am surprised his son is so nice looking. I thought he had a lot of personality. That blond cross eyed girl he hung w/was a b*#ch. I wonder where she is ? I watched every show. I love seeing back grounds that I could tell where they were.
            I worked w/a Christian group that “ministers” to kids in boarding schools all over the E Coast,for 5 years. They have a very cool camp on Martha’s Vineyard. I quit when Robert Chambers killed the girl in the park. Many of my kids hung out w/him at the bar : Red Hand (I think) & were there the night he killed her. It hit me then(when sex included strangling w/panties),that although I saw many kids embrace a faith in God,many were in really dark places I didn’t know of or understand. They loved to hang at my house. I remember when “Like a Virgin” came out,at a slumber party at my apt. we all danced & sang to it on MTV. I think of them & many got in touch when they wanted Wall St jobs. It was never the same for me after I realized how dark their world was.

        • Salish says:

          Ooo I hated that Gossip Girl Chuck Bass wannabe!

        • Paris Hilton has 2 younger brothers

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          That’s how I felt at first & then I started to actually feel sorry for some of them. I could not believe some of things they said & did as well but the apples don’t fall far from the trees usually. You can thank their parents no doubt for most of the actions~not all~but most.

    • California35 says:

      Hi Baabee, TLD, Boston, quincy and Lynn!

      And all the rest of the posters.

      I hope you all have a great day!

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Hi Califoria~
        I hope you have a great day as well~and everyone else here too.

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          California lol

          • California35 says:

            Lol Califoria sounds good too 😛

            • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

              Yes that is your new name~it’s all the rage don’t cha know?
              I am watching my birdies as I call them~
              we have counted 25 different birds throughout the seasons & last week I saw the most beautiful hawk..but it was on our patio! It flew away when it saw me & never made a sound but it looked right at me & had a wing span of about 3 ft. So that was unbelievably cool..
              The next day it was screeching in the tree above my landlords house who lives right next door & it flew down to where I couldn’t see it but it got something..
              That was a little scary. I love all animals but I have watched hawks for years along the highway & in the mountains but I nor anyone I have told this to has ever had a hawk on their patio! lol

              • Blue Sky says:

                they are beautiful birds

              • buffywood says:

                Good morning everyone!

                We have a few hawks here and recently what we think is a Great Horned Owl. Last year one of the hawks was in the tree right out our kitchen window eating a squirrel and we took a video of it. It was pretty cool and gross at the same time.

                • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

                  My thoughts exactly buffy~I don’t want to see it capture or eat anything
                  up close. I still have to go outside to clean & put fresh water in the bird bath so I don’t want to have to wear a helmet. lol

                  • buffywood says:

                    It was just a few feet past our patio table and of course he didn’t have the good manners to take the skin with him when he was done his meal. I had to use the pool pole to remove it from the tree. I love my woodland creatures and it broke my heart.

                    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

                      You poor baby~
                      I would have had to have someone please remove the dead thing..

                    • buffy-we have hawks too, as well as many owls, but no clue what type. they make a lot of noise at nite. i was walkinf in a local park abt 3-4 yrs. ago and a hawk came down a grabbed a baby duck some kids were feeding. horrifying, never got that picture out of my head

              • California35 says:

                How nice that you can see so many birds 🙂

                Never seen a hawk in person up close.

              • buffywood says:

                Behind our house in Avalon we have had an Osprey nest for as long as I can remember. Every year we would watch them, count how many eggs were hatched, watch momma hunt for fish, feed her young, it is truly amazing sight.

  4. California35 says:

    Good morning! It is a very rainy morning here in California.

    Quincy good job and thanks for the recap. Last night I saw a part of MM, the dates part. I wasn’t paying attention on the Rusian’s date, it was in the background while I was doing things around the house. BUT I saw the guys date, ouch! I couldn’t watch away :-P. Then I just had to watch how Patty would talk to him after she found out how his date went. As expected!! He was weird, and he needed someone to tell him off – but yikes Patty thinks that jelling will get through?? She looses her temper or she shows off, I’m not sure.

    Any ways, enjoyed your recap. I hope you are home safe.

  5. Blue Sky says:

    Thank you Q I just don’t think it would be possible for me to survive actually watching the Stanker on tv myself! Your recap was very funny, why is this show on tv? MM’s ratings were 1.5 million, check out tvbythenumbers site. Love it that “Billy the Exterminator” beat the Skanker!


    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills got 2.17 million viewers ….


  6. Blue Sky says:

    Good morning Lynn Fam! BaaBee going to the VFW to hear a band on New Year’s Eve sounds perfect to me. Enjoy, & drink a beer for me & all your pals here on the Lynn Fam board. Happy New Year, it’s going to be a great year. Let’s “make it so.”

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Thank you Blue Sky~Allan gets to be there with me too~all the people who volunteer there get to bring their spouses so that makes it twice as nice.
      Thankfully for everyone concerned I will not be drinking real beer.
      We will probably have some kind of near beer they call it or fake champagne.
      Thank you so much for being so sweet~
      It going to a great year as you said Q~make it so or something like that..lol
      Happy New Year To A Fabulous New Family..The Lyn Fam 😉

  7. WindyCityWondering says:

    OT – Bethenny is on Rachel Ray today!

    • TEB says:

      Windy- when is Rachel Ray on?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Sorry TEB it it on now in Chicago. Bethenny looked amazing and the story was a makeover for Julie – she looked fantastic! Bethenny got choked up when she was telling Rachel how much Julie means to her.

        • TEB says:

          Thanks Windy! I saw a clip on Rachel’s website and I was wondering who she was talking about when she got choked up.

        • sammyjoesmom says:

          I only saw the tail end of it but I didn’t recognize Julie. That was her on the couch, next to Bethenny wasn’t it?

          • Blue Sky says:

            I didn’t see the show, but Julie is blonde, and is a healthy weight. She was on Bethenny Getting Married in the beginning of the series. She & Bethenny are tight.

  8. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Tweet from @Bethenny
    @Bethenny: So you guys tell me I’m on @rachaelray and @theviewtv today. Is that so?

    • California35 says:

      That’s cool! That she read that from her fans, and that she is on those shows today. I am only recording Rachel Ray, didn’t know about the view. I assume both are re-runs, otherwise she would have told US.


      • TLM says:

        Damn, I can’t believe I forgot and missed this Rachael Ray episode AGAIN!!!! And I was the one who posted the reminder yesterday!! I really wanted to see Julie’s makeover.

      • vilzvet says:

        Is that the View rerun where snotty Joy was a bitch to Bethenny? I think I missed it the first time around….

  9. Good Morning! great blog Q. hope you got-(get) home quick and safe. must’ve been a crazy nite w/ posting blog and getting ready to go home-Godspeed.

  10. Blue Sky-You live in Monmouth County??

  11. justanothermary says:

    Hello all – a beautiful, bright, sunny day in Minnesota. It was sooooo nice waking up in my own bed. I had a wonderful time with my Mother and justanothervirgil in North Dakota, but it feels great to be back here. I’m told there is more weather moving in, in the form of rain and snow, so I’ve gotta get chores done today so that I can just hunker down and enjoy yet another foot or so of snow. We have about 5 feet of it on the ground now the beauty of it is wearing off, but we’ll get by.

    Justanothervirgil has requested that I make a “real” Christmas dinner this weekend since what we had with Mom didn’t quite measure up in his head. I’m off to buy a ham and the trimmings – see ya all later!

    • 5 feet of snow is a lot of snow……….

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        It is supposed to reach 50 degrees in Chicago on Friday! Wickedly weird weather – but like justanothermary – we just take it in stride, stock up and hunker down.

        • yeah, I know i sound so NJ..just wanted to ask JAM where they put all that snow and then stopped myself.
          I realized how dumb that sounds!! 🙂
          I guess it’s all what you’re used to! and in Chicago I would think you’re better at handling the snow than we are.. and we aren’t really slouches 🙂
          i hope that makes sense

          • Blue Sky says:

            When you’re in the Midwest, there’s so much room. The streets, highways, etc. are wider. When you leave one town, you know it, as there is farmland between the towns. Totally different from NJ….we are packed in here. Not much farmland left, one town to the next, you can’t tell the city boundaries. That’s in central NJ.

            The first time I drove in NJ, I was scared of the telephone poles, trees, etc. right up next to the roads. No ditches…maybe that’s okay. Back in the Midwest, we did slide into a few ditches during the winter.

          • Kansas Girl says:

            Here, they certainly don’t take snow to the edge of town and dump it. They first scrape it either to the side or the center of the street, which makes crossing the street interesting — everyone looks for the footprints and steps right there. Then when traffic can move again, they come in with scrapers and trucks and haul it. They put it in various places — parks if it’s not salted. Edges, where they park city trucks, out by the sanitation ponds, just here and there. In parking lots, the snow is piled into huge mountains as far away from the stores and traffic as possible. Those mountains can last ages.

            Around here in the country, the roads get cleared by the wind lots of times. A pass or two with a plow and it’s ready to drive. Last year I swore the snow blew from the country into the city. My friend in the country had about 2 inches except for drifts. I had 12 and the drifts were higher. His had all blown away!

            I thought your question was a good one. These differences in where we all live are quite interesting. What happens to the NYC snow?

            • Blue Sky says:

              Right now the New Yorkers are all furious with Mayor Bloomberg, poor guy. There’s no place to take it, so I think they dump it in the rivers – East River & Hudson River. Or the Raritan Bay, at the bottom of Manhattan. There just aren’t enough plows, dump trucks, etc to get the job done fast when NYC got about 2 feet of snow.

              I heard the Garden State Parkway is just one lane – as you go south from exit 120 or so. Must be bad up north too. That’s today, 3 days after the storm hit.

              • quincyil says:

                My family was in construction in the Chicago area so when Chicago gets in trouble, dump trucks like those my family owns get loaded by tractors and taken to the Lake for dumping. They don’t do it near the down town as they want that to look nice for tourists. In winter, my brother who works for tree surgeons also drives trucks with plows for parking lots in the Chicago area. They prefer to work than take unemployment.

                • ok. so they move the snow to the lake where no one will see it. Same as NYC
                  ‘cept they put it in the river,bay,etc. like what
                  Blue Sky said. in the mid-west they can move it anywhere they want to.
                  I think that is fascinating.
                  I LOve the stuff I learn her. It’s better than the history channel.

              • My husband drove to AC today. he said , curiously enough, that the parkway was bad down to about 98. (because you’re used to 3-4, lanes and it was 2 lanes at best)
                after that it was fine because it was 2 lanes and that’s what we’re familiar with in that area.

        • sammyjoesmom says:

          Wow, here to. Indiana.

    • California35 says:

      Hi Justanother Marry. So you will have another Christmas at home 🙂
      I am still wondering what I would do for this weekend/NewYears. Neither my BF or I want to go out, but we did look up a few activities near by for dinner out. We always spend New Years at home, and I think we will again this year. I do want to make a special dinner though….hmmm any ideas?

      Anyone here knows a recipe to make hen? I saw some at the grocery store last night, and wondered.

      By the way – I am at work today again, but my morning has been much better than yesterday. I know what I am supposed to do and am working on it. I have one main thing to do, and everything else will have to wait. I am trying to do those other things also, and if the day continues with no interruptions, I am sure I will. 🙂

      • Blue Sky says:

        That’s so cool Cali35. Do you like Indian food? You can get those spice packets for chicken (Hyderabadi style, etc) then marinate the bird in that with yogurt (or chicken cut in small pieces) overnight. Bake in the oven, or on top of the stove in a heavy covered pan. Delicious! Try it with potatoes/carrots or your favorite vegetables, steamed on the side for a low calorie meal.

    • California35 says:

      It is raining in California, but no storms or heavy rain.

      • I thought it never rains in southern California? 🙂
        I’m sorry, I couldn’t help myself. I know..corny

        • buffywood says:

          When I read CA35’s post I heard that song in my head too! Hey, at least it drowned out the voices for a minute.

        • California35 says:


          • It’s a relief to know you’re not nuts on your own!

            • sammyjoesmom says:

              It popped into my head as well but lately I am feeling wackadoddle. I don’t know if it’s my new hormones or pain medicine but I am as flighty as Kelly. Well, maybe not that bad but waayyy too sensitive and crap like that. Peace and love

              • Blue Sky says:

                My sister told me one time (she’s 8 years older than me) that you think you are going crazy when you have kids. But no, that’s not crazy! You know you have gone nuts when menopause stikes. Have you ever gotten in the car, and after awhile, have no idea where you are going or why?? That still happens to me & I’ve been done with menopause for 5 years lol!

            • Had Enough! says:

              I was once watching The View and Whoopi Goldberg stopped in the middle of a sentence. She’d forgotten what she was going to say. I HOWLED. That has happened to me. And then she said something like, “Well, that’s menopause…when your sentence just falls off a cliff…” Yup. That, and: Hot. No. Cold. No. Hot. No. Cold.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I just now finally was able to stop and read your article. It was wonderfully written and a beautiful and touching story.
      I like how you didn’t play the victim, and just laid out the facts. You had a problem, and working together with your parents, you found a solution that in hindsight was the perfect solution for everyone.
      Please keep us updated on your daughter, how’s she is doing in school, and how YOU are doing.
      Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us.

      • justanothermary says:

        Thanks OMIB – As it happens, I just got off the phone with my daughter, Jess. She’s doing very well. We weren’t able to get together over the holiday due to weather issues, but I’ll be seeing her in March (weather permitting). She’s been offered a very good job in Anchorage and is thinking about it. I hate to discourage her, but I don’t want her to be so far away!

        I am well aware of how lucky I am and thank God for her, and many other things, daily.

        • quincyil says:

          My son moved to St. Paul in Oct so I will take vacations in that area this summer. It’s a wonderful state and I love the people there. I also love Canada.

    • Blue Sky says:

      JustAnotherMary, 5 feet of snow…you Minnesotans are a tough breed!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Oh, Mary that’s sweet that he likes your food best. Work for you, but a nice compliment to your cooking!

  12. buffywood says:

    Quincy, thanks again for suffering through this show to give us all a recap.

    I tried to watch it, really I did. I even took some Tums in advance but that still didn’t keep my stomach from churning.

    What purpose did it serve making fun of the Russian woman when they were watching her video? They were just plain cruel and seemed to take pleasure in it. It was like two teenagers watching someone’s video on Facebook and posting nasty comments for the fun of it. She seems like a nice woman to me and clearly didn’t deserve that. I wonder how the “clients” feel when they watch this?

    Patti is yet another example of someone who chooses to be a bitch for fame. Maybe she has cloth covering all of her mirrors because I have no idea how she looks at herself in the mirror everyday.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Patty is a fame whore and a catty bitch – she is so hard to watch!
      Thanks Quincy for the recap. Will catch MM on one of it’s many reruns….Last night I chose to watch the Blackhawks.

    • Blue Sky says:

      Pretty soon nobody will want to do her show. Unless they are paid very very well, or don’t know anything about the Skanker!

    • Blue Sky says:

      So true Buffy. The Skanker is not the type that would ever take constructive criticism. She must think she is perfect the way she is. I refuse to watch her show, it is too nasty.

  13. Butters'Mom says:

    I cannot watch that woman either. Thank goodness I can just read the recaps here.

    Totally off topic: I was talking about the ho’wives at work and the young man I work with asked me if I know who Paul Wharton is from the DC ho’wives. Of course I did! Apparently, Paul was at my co-worker’s wedding a couple months ago. I am now less than 6 degrees of separation from the Salahi’s. Kind of scarey. BTW Paul apparently said the Salahi’s are the fakest people he has ever met.

    • Adgirl says:

      OMG that’s fun!
      I think the Salahi’s are the most dangerous people on RH. No conscience whatsoever. If you read the Washington Post articles of the past few years you’d be shocked at the vast number of people entrapped into their various charity and polo scams.
      Much much worse than the Giudices.

      • Kokuanani says:

        Much much worse than the Giudices.

        But how do they compare to the Curtins?

        Curtins = not as “deep pockets” of deception, but a much wider reach [greater # of victims].

        • Blue Sky says:

          I must be out of touch, what fraud did the Curtins (from RHOC right?) do…they didn’t pay rent I recall. What did the husband do – construction work or something? All I can find about their financial woes is this


          • Kokuanani says:

            Constant stream of landlords that they scammed: moved in, didn’t pay rent, got evicted.

            Landlords had to go through the time + expense of evicting them, so they got several additional “rent free” months.

            And, as I recall, they got sued over damage to various rental premises.

      • Butters'Mom says:

        Absolutely agree. They are grifters who seem to believe their own lies which I suppose makes them psychopaths.

  14. California35 says:

    Capricorn—-Here is your Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, December 29

    Anything begun today should go well for you, even if you need to finish it by the end of the year. Go for it, and don’t think about things too much before deciding to take the leap into the unknown.

    • Mookies1mom says:

      That sounds kinda cool. Today is my b-day, but I hadn’t told anyone and partly why I wrote this here. No big decisions or projects right now. I did do a bunch of Christmas baking and decorating. Made my first ever gingerbread house and it turned out ok. Also, made about 5 dozen cookies and decorated them with royal icing. Using royal icing was a first for me and it was a lot of work but a lot of fun. But I did think my poor little hand mixer was going to run screaming from the house, that is if it could scream.

      My hubby made sushi for us tonight. Nothing raw because we have to buy most of our ingredients when we go to the big city, which is 100 miles round trip. But so worth it since we can’t get any in our hometown.

      • zoekayla says:

        Happy Birthday to you!

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Happy Birthday- it’s my birthday too. I hit the big 4-0 today.

      • California35 says:

        Happy birthday 🙂 home made sushi…yumm

        I have the box and ingredients to make that house, but still have not made it, maybe on my day off – Friday. I’m glad you had a nice day 🙂

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        Happy Happy birthday!

        • Mookies1mom says:

          Thank you ladies and a big Happy Birthday to you all as well! I hit the big 41 this year. It’s weird. I don’t “feel” 41, I’m not sure what age I do feel but it sure doesn’t match up with what I see in the mirror!

          California35 Since this was my first gingerbread house I didn’t realize that I would have to wait so long in between putting the walls up and roof on before I could actually decorate. If you have made one before you can stop reading now. But I also used candy from the dollar store in place of some that was included. I guess I just had a different vision. I used big red gum for the roof tiles. I covered a square pretzel in the icing and used candy canes, that I broke the hooked part off of to hold it in place, to look like a front porch. I also made trees by smashing foil into a cone shape, dyed my leftover icing green and the covered the foil. Then I used some red hots to trim the tree. It was fun but I hope to improve my piping skills so I can have better looking windows on the next one! Good luck and most importantly, have fun with it!

  15. MickeyMouth says:

    Thanks for the blog Quincy. I actually feel embarrassed for all of them.

  16. Adgirl says:

    @California35 – At my No Cal home I watched a huge red hawk (wings 5 ft tip to tip) plunk down into my yard and pick up a rodent that was sneaking some bird food. It happened so fast I couldn’t believe it. The bird must have been lurking on a tree top waiting patiently for the right moment.

    I live in the hills near the wilderness interface so we have lots of wildlife. I love it.

    • California35 says:

      They are sneaky and waiting for the right moment :-). Thanks for sharing.
      I hear an owl on my evening walks. I also see it some times, if I am quick enough because it is always in the dark and he is flying over our heads. I some times get protective of my dog, just in case 😛

  17. TLM says:

    Just wanted to send out an end-of-year message to all. The past few months have really been grueling for me on a personal level, and yesterday, I passed another major hurdle again, the last scheduled one of this year. I am more than glad to close the book on 2010, and cannot wait to move on.

    I haven’t discussed any specifics here and would rather keep them private. However, I did want to express my gratitude to all the posters and say that I could not have gotten through the last 6 months without this blog. You were here when it would be too late or too early to call people I know. You were here when I could have called those people, except that they are as sick of hearing about my crap as I am dealing with it, and so I’d rather not call anyway. You have made me laugh when I would otherwise would have gone nuts, and you have validated my opinions. Some of you have vehemently disagreed with me, and that’s ok too. Most of all, you are here — period — for whatever happens. And I appreciate that more than you know.

    Best wishes to all for a happy & healthy 2011.

    • California35 says:

      Aww thank you TLM! I am sorry if you went through tough times, and I hope you can move on. The new year will be better for all of us, you will see 🙂

      I hope you are not saying good bye…I enjoy reading you 🙂

    • JazzNightOut says:

      (((((((((( TLM )))))))))))))))) so glad you are here, even when we disagree, I learn something from you. You are one of my favorite posters. I am sending you a huge hug and a little couchie coo to start you on your way to a great 2011.

      • (((((((((((TLM)))))))))))))
        I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had a tough year and I know 2011
        will be better for you. You have a really good head on your shoulders and I enjoy your posts (love your re-caps!) and respect your opinions. Happy New Year Dear TLM

      • TLM says:

        Dear Jazz, When I first saw “couchie coo” it reminded me of “I was inches from her cooch-a-looch” (a la Sean, Bethenny’s wedding planner) and I was scared, LOL. But then I realized you meant something else, thank God. You can tell I watch the shows too much. ROFL. xoxo

        • Adgirl says:

          TLM hang in there! I first got involved with this blog during a series of horrible events that happened to my family. Deaths, lawsuits, grifters, stalkers etc.
          It has been a welcome relief to cap on the idiots on tv rather than listen to another 4 hours of my husband recounting how crazies have infiltrated our lives.

          Everything Gets Better!!

        • JazzNightOut says:

          Thought of that after I wrote it (ugh!); no, I meant a laughing hug like the ones I give my son and my cat. It is affectionate only, lol. But how were you to know that?!

    • American Idiot says:

      And you are always here for us, TLM, with an interesting post, comment or link. Here’s hoping 2011 is better for you in all the ways that count.

    • Had Enough! says:


    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Like you, TLM, I have had a rough, rough year. And like you, I don’t really talk to much about it- this has become the place to go to get away from all of that and to have a chuckle here, and a thought provoking discussion there.

      I would like to also thank YOU for being on this blog. Your comments are always insightful, and you are full of passion for your chosen subjects.

      You treat the posters who disagree with you , with courtesy and respect, even when the conversation turns heated.

      I wish you nothing but joy and happiness in 2011, and I am sending you love and surrounding you with a white light of protection…

      • TLM says:

        Thank you OMIB… I wish you the best also for next year. I am sorry to hear this year wasn’t the best for you either.

        I do like that people here do “agree to disagree” when necessary and just move on. There’s always tons of other shows or topics to talk about! I am sure there are blogs or discussion boards out there where people fight to the death, but I don’t come here for that and I think none of the regular posters do either. That is why it remains a fun place to come to, and supportive rather than destructive.

        Thank you Adgirl, American, and HadEnough… wishing you all the best and better days ahead! xoxo

    • Blue Sky says:

      Same to you TLM, enjoy your posts & like OMIB says, surround yourself with the protective white light, like being up in the clouds, above all the fray down here on Earth. Wishing you lots of peace & happiness in 2011!

    • AZ Girl says:

      TLM best wishes for the New Year. I have a feeling 2011 is going to be much better for a lot of us here on this blog. 🙂

    • sammyjoesmom says:

      ((((((((((((((TLM)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) I have no words but beautiful you.

  18. Smompy says:

    Just wanted to reiterate what Lynn and others have said. Thank you, Quincy, for watching closely enough to recap the Millionaire Matchmaker. It’s hard for me to believe there are many people who actually enjoy watching this disgustinbg woman do her tired, unfunny shtick every week. Maybe a Jill Zarin (or her ilk) could enjoy it but not many normal people. I myself caught almost the entire episode last night because I could find absolutely nothing else to watch, and it was just SO painful. I still hate Patti STanger with the fire of a thousand burning suns.

    So again, seriously, thank you for voluntarily taking on this horrible assignment!

    • California35 says:

      Hi Smompy,

      I too watch some of MM last night, but luckily I had something recorded to stop myself from watching it. There really isn’t much to watch on TV this week. In an effort to find something worth watching, I looked at the schedule for next week…some of my shows are coming back 🙂 This week is for rentals or reruns.

    • klmh says:

      Amenah! I say to you, Amenah!

      I can’t tolerate her picture, let alone her personality, voice and actions. Nasty, nasty, nasty.

      Thanks Q.

      • quincyil says:

        LOL… I know so much more about sex thanks to Patti… I have reddish brown hair/now dyed because I am old and Lynn has red hair. Patti would hate both of us. We would not be allowed to marry millionaires from NYC or LA… That is why we are stuck in IL with regular guys who are great dads and great husbands.

        • klmh says:

          Doesn’t Jill have red hair?

          • quincyil says:

            She talks about having her hair dyed. I think Patti hates natural blonds and Andy loves gingers.

            • quincyil says:

              sorry…Patti hates natural red heads…

              • klmh says:

                My sister bought a little zhitzu puppy several years ago. The breeder mentioned the ones with red hair can have temper problems, and let me tell you, that dog is awful! Vindictive, nasty, and when you leave the house she does stuff you would not believe, including taking her poop and making decorations on the wall with it. Just an evil little dog! See, a natural redhead.

                • OneMoreInBoston says:

                  ummm…I’m a natural redhead.

                  but when the gray got really bad I went blonde.

                  I was told by one hairdresser that most strippers, sorry , exotic dancers dye their hair red.

                  So evidently some men like it just fine.

  19. boston02127 says:

    Tonight on channel TLC there is a new show on called Extreme Couponing. This is a clip from the TV guide.
    Profiles of four shopaholics who use coupons; dumpster-diving for coupons; spending hours a day searching for great deals.

    I don’t cut coupons but I print them out any time I can. I like shows like this and seeing how much people save. I like watching the nutty people too that buy anything and everything just because they have a coupon.

  20. Pantry Viewer says:

    k, so I never watched MMM after watching her once for a bit and after that mess she pulled with B. As the above poster, there was nothing else on, I’ve read every book in my house. So I steeled my stomach and decided to watch.

    She is really a trashy mess of a bully. Who can seriously conduct business in that way? Beyond ridiculous.

    Okay, so the guy Matt was dry and set in his ways and, yes, could be rude. How anyone could think he was such an incredible a**hole while that moose is shrieking in everyone’s face last night is beyond me. Why is this show still on? Seriously. Not a thing entertaining or interesting to watch coming from her. Ugh.

    • Adgirl says:

      Moose shrieking. LOL. Where’s Sarah Palin when you need her?

    • Blue Sky says:

      ITA, can’t figure out who could possibly enjoy watching the Skanker. There are 1.5 million watching, according to tvbythenumbers.com – it’s so crazy. They must be getting a good laugh at the Skanker’s expense.

  21. amy says:

    This show MM is trainwreck TV. I can’t watch this anymore so thanks for the recap. If Patti were slightly self deprecating, humble, and addressed the 50 and single situation like the elephant in the room that it is; the show might be watchable. As it is, she aligned herself with fan poison Jill and is grossly vulgar and a failure at matchmaking. I’m not prude, I’ll watch the naked Bethenny fest on BGM happily all day. Her advice is always nauseating for so many reasons. It’s like looking to Jill for friendship advice, ick.

  22. Had Enough! says:

    Justanothermary mixes it up with our pet moron!

    There was a picture of two horses, and one of them taught the other to “give the hoof” – the one who taught it thought it was HILARIOUS.

    Our justanothermary wrote to the first horse, asking “Just curious, who taught you to give the hoof?”

    Then she tweeted to the first horse, “Definitely fake and certainly sold out.”

    Whereupon the first horse replied, “hilarious. If i were fake and a sell out, i’d be putting my name on anything. #qualityfirst.”

    I guess “hilarious” is this year’s “authentic.” But anywho, as we all know, that first horse is as fake as can be and she does put her name on anything, including: chinese take-out menus, at least three different brands of booze, crappy imitation Lanvin, rolex, tiffany, sears, kmart (three times this week alone), walmart, 5-6 bars and/or restaurants per week, SWAGG, Maison Scotch, rogan jeans, GAP leggings, anything Jill Zarin sells, Uggs, Bradley Irion, fusion liquer…..

    • Blue Sky says:

      whatever she is selling/pushin I ain’t buying it. Those retailers are not doing good marketing research…they haven’t watched Scary Island & don’t know what a Kellamity she is!

    • justanothermary says:

      I’m blushing! You read what I twat to twits! Does this make us twuddies (tweet buddies)? It was just too much for me to resist, every now and then I just gotta say something.

  23. TrueLifeDiva says:

    It’s raining cats and dogs here in San Diego. My supervisor (who is also my buddy) let me off early. I’m in my guest room snuggled up with my four legged son’s face tucked in my armpit (do other cats do this?) about to take a nap. His purring is like a mini massager against my ribcage :-).

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      awwww…too cute! just make sure not to wear your scrunchies- it insults his fashion sensibilities- he’s sensitive to Glamour Don’ts. LOL

      • Adgirl says:

        My cutie kitty Madonna lays sleeping lengthwise against me on her back with her tiny little paws rolled up. Purring and smiling . Sometimes she gets in our bed and roots under the covers until her head pops on a pilliow. All three of us sleeping away. So cute.
        I love happy animals.

    • boston02127 says:

      I think my cat Jessi thinks I’m just a head. When she comes to cuddle she won’t sit any place on me but my shoulders. Sometimes she purrs so loud that I have to turn the volumn up on the TV.

    • Wall St Lady says:

      TLD doesn’t his wet nose touching u drive u to silly erotic joy. My cat loves to curl up on my shoulder and lay his head on my shoulder. I love his breath. I have always been more excited about my cats sleeping on me more than u know who (I wouldn’t want him to word search his name)
      Nothing like a kitty nuzzle !
      I didn’t marry til I was 38. I went to a “relationship ” counselor & was told to get rid of my 2 cats cuz too much cat affection left little for a fellow. I had my brother & Dad who lived a few houses apart on a quiet street adopt them. (Cats were constantly together & became Happy outdoor cats).
      I had 3 proposals w/in 5months.Married 5 months after the proposal from u know who (My current cat lives in NC & is my brothers cat until I come home. I had him the first 3months of his life so we r BONDED.
      Enough of my crazy cat obsessions !
      Yes I have had cats in my arm pit !

  24. Sparkles says:

    Does anyone here watch the show “The A-List: New York”? I just discovered it yesterday when I was flipping the channels, and I’m embarrassed to say I’m hooked!

    There was a mini marathon yesterday, so I caught a few episodes, and then I discovered that all the episodes are online. It’s produced by the same company that produces RHOA even though the show is on Logo TV. It’s basically like Real Housewives but with some gay guys. I’m surprised that it’s not on Bravo.

    This new discovery has helped me get through a week when there isn’t a new RHOBH or RHOA!

    • Blue Sky says:

      tell us more about it…I saw the guys on Wendy Williams. She did their reunion show.

      • Sparkles says:

        Oooh, I’ll have to watch that online after I’m done watching all the episodes. I’ve now seen half of the series. I’m not good at explaining it but here goes..

        The show focuses on six guys in NYC who have intersecting lives. One is Reichen (trivia: he used to date Lance Bass — who dated Cedric as we know — and he won the Amazing Race and also starred in My Big Gay Italian Wedding, which has that Manzo connection). Reichen has a boyfriend named Rodiney, who is an aspiring model from Brazil. Rodiney appears nice but somewhat naive. Reichen, on the other hand, seems untrustworthy to me.

        Then we have Ryan, who runs a hair salon and is married. He seems nice and funny and has an assistant named TJ. There’s also Mike, who is a celebrity photographer and I believe has been on America’s Next Top Model. He’s seems nice.

        Then there’s Derek, who is an modeling agent, b*tchy though kind of funny, but very snotty and elitist. The worst, however, is his nemesis Austin, who used to date Reichen and used to be a model but has put on weight and seems too lazy to do anything about it or get a real job. Austin is an attention-seeker and lacks social graces but continues to show up at parties because, hey, he’s on the show too.

        The events usually are parties in NYC, the Hamptons, and Fire Island with catfights and other drama.

        BTW I Googled Reichen and, in true delusional Housewives fashion, see that he just cut a single that is AWFUL.

        • Blue Sky says:

          Wow, just like the ho’wives! On the WW show, she got into the fighting part, it was sort of funny. It looked to me like some of the guys are gay golddiggers, looking for an older wealthy guy to take care of them.

          • Adgirl says:

            I like Riechen on Amazing Race but he became hooked on fame and chases celebrities.

            • Sparkles says:

              Blue Sky – yes, there are a couple wanna-bes/gold-diggers in the group. Just like the ho’wives!

              And Adgirl, I completely agree with you about Reichen. I’ve now watched the first six episodes and do not like him.

    • TLM says:

      I don’t receive Logo since I just have the basic Comcast lineup of channels. Bravo has been called “the poor [gay] man’s Logo” for a long time now, since Logo requires an upgrade on most cable systems.

      I know nothing about Reichen except that he used to date Lance and he has his own jewelry line for men. The guy could be a total jerk for all I know, but he takes GORGEOUS pictures. Unfortunately the website that shows his line now requires a subscription to see photos you used to be able to see for free, but you can see a couple of thumbnails here: http://www.loveandpride.com/Galleries/FNGalleryIntro.aspx
      The black and white nudes are just stunning.

      Since Jeff Lewis’ show was rerun today, I thought I would mention that Jett Pink is another guy I could watch all day. Gorgeous man, so easygoing, and I think he’s a lot more intelligent than the show made him look in that initial interview with Jeff, when he sounded like he was recovering from a head injury. But honestly, I think those were the only responses that would have gotten him the job. Jeff wanted someone who would say “yes” to anything and not challenge him. I always wondered if his name is a play on “Jet black,” or just a coincidence. I love that a straight guy has the last name “Pink.” And so, I think, did Jeff Lewis. I was depressed when Jett cut his hair, but he still looks amazing.

      BTW I don’t know if anyone posted this, but Johnny Weir has recorded a single. How come everyone on tv suddenly has to record a song?? http://www.towleroad.com/2010/12/listen-johnny-weirs-new-single-dirty-love.html What’s next? Jill singing “People (People Who Need People)”? (I would rather listen to Kim and Danielle doing a duet Christmas album.)

  25. Kokuanani says:

    Did I miss something? For some reason, I thought Matt WAS the doctor who invented the diet cookie.

    He was his son?

    In any case, he was one of the most repulsive, snotty “clients” Patty has had on. What a creep.

  26. Had Enough! says:

    Too many jelly beans and gummi bears. Our pet moron has been tweeting her ass off all day. Most of it makes no sense.

    She is having a fight with some chick named @simply_cyn (who is supposedly an actress, singer, author, and producer and who thinks her twitter page is private – guess again, cyn…). She wrote to the Kookoopuff on 12/22:

    @kikilet When do you want those photos of my grandmother’s owl jewelry that you totally copied?

    (Guess she doesn’t know that KooKooPuff actually copied it from someone else…and was sued over it)

    KooKooPuff didn’t reply so cyn wrote:

    I find it interesting that Kelly Bensimon @kikilet refuses to see my grandmother’s owl jewelry. #be authentic

    And finally, the KooKooPuff answered her:

    @simply_cyn thank you for offering to show me your family”s owl jewelry. if i ever make owl jewelry again, we can connect.

  27. AZ Girl says:

    There was something really creepy about Matt on MM last night. Crazy eyes and unrealistic self-image and the need for a much younger gay man. Just made my skin crawl.

  28. Adgirl says:

    I don’t think it’s unusual if reality stars visit or comment on this site. We all use faux names so it’s not surprising that they would too. If there were a blog called “I Hate Adgirl” I would probably visit it (hmmm, maybe there IS a site about me! Ouch.).
    We often aren’t good judges of our own behavior. Maybe the stars want to understand why they are disliked. I’ll bet they don’t understand that we don’t “hate” them, but we are turned off and disappointed by their actions on tv and off screen. Maybe they are frustrated that we don’t “get” them.

    Or maybe they just want to take potshots at bloggers, posters and cast members whom they don’t like.

    The simplest way for them to improve their reputation is for them to improve their behavior. But simple is not necessarily easy.
    Like the light bulb, they really have to want to change.

    • quincyil says:

      If there was a website called, “I hate Adgirl,” I ‘d leave a message there questioning their sanity…

    • BessiB says:

      Of course they check it out.

      I do not buy it when they say “I have been told just not to read the negative stuff” in response to questions about negative stuff. That is what they have been told, NOT what they do. Especially when we can see for ourselves how they scour Page Six & the other tabloids and magazines for their names being mentioned. Or they are on the phone talking or texting to their acquaintances about it.

  29. AZ Girl says:

    @Had Enough: re Karina: About a month ago when we were getting all the troll postings I mentioned that new postings about HWONY and this site would probably start popping up as we near the beginning of the new season. Well, I was not on my game this morning but you were. The “Simon” comment should have alerted me. Well done. Carry on….

    • quincyil says:

      We had had all of those comment on becoming Bethenny, not Jill…. I bet she read those on her way to the comment box.

  30. Kansas Girl says:

    Where in the world is Quincy Illinois? In the air? On the ground? Stuck in snow?

    I wanted to tell ya’ll about my eventful day. I helped move a church and singlehandedly lifted it gently to the ground. Yeah, I’m that strong.

    Actually it was a small (tiny, actually) old country church being moved by house movers 1/4 mile to an historic farm. I went to take pictures and watch. I asked the head guy so many questions, he finally asked if I wanted to pull the lever to let the hydrolics down, and of course I did. Then he announced to everyone there (his workers and one other person — none of whom cared) that this was the first time a woman had ever run the hydrolic system. Anyway, I got a kick out of it.

    It’s been chilly and drizzling all day, and out in the country it was quite windy. Not nice weather to be outside.

    • quincyil says:

      I’m back and the animals are feed. The cats look really fat. My sons are very generous with canned cat food and the bowl of dry was overflowing.

      We had no trouble at all, but I think people wanting to rebook missed flights had problems as one over the air statement was “get in your seat or we will give your seat away and there are no more flights until Sat.!” That was from an overwrought United desk clerk in Washington Dulles. CNN had all kinds of information on NYC and they had the worst of it.

      Thanks for the kindness from everyone here.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Adventures are fun but there’s no place like home! Glad you are back safe and sound.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Glad you’re back!

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        yay, nice to see you’re home and you hairstyle is back to normal!

      • justanothermary says:

        Soo glad you’re home and safe. I’ll sleep well tonight.

        • quincyil says:

          I woke up with the hospital calls. Our phone never stops ringing. My husband somehow goes back to sleep, but I have troubles with that.

          • klmh says:

            Seriously Quincy, there are protocols your husband can use to have some of his staff trained to answer the phones at night if he’s in a one man private practice. He can pay them per phone call, as my husband does and it eliminates the “dodo” calls for him. It will extend your husband’s life and it will also give you some much needed sleep. There isn’t a person alive that can be on call 24/7/52 and live a healthy life. Just too much stress being on call alone constantly.
            Does he share call with others?

  31. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Check out the psycho psychic’s web page!


    “I aired in an episode of HW of BH that was to say the least, in my opinion, recklessly edited and was not representative of what actually happened that night nor who I am.”

    (She’s not wearing a bra…know that.)

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      she actually has a link to an astrologer I follow:

      (he does not need a bra…know that)

    • AZ Girl says:

      Psycho website has the following about her live events:

      Under Other event info:

      If the deceased died under two months prior to event, I recommend you wait to attend my event until some time has passed. Often the deceased needs to talk about what they’ve seen happen since they crossed in order for this to be possible. Also, the living tends to be “blocked by pain” being that the loss is so raw/recent.

      Are you freaking kidding me? More like me and my people need to be able to access information on the deceased so that they can hot wire me while I am on stage and give me the info off the internet and convince some poor grieving soul that their long lost love one is talking to me.

      • Adgirl says:

        Ugh. I have two legs. Know that!

      • sammyjoesmom says:


      • TLM says:

        Real City Housewife has the most hilarious recap of the Allison Dubious (I am scrambling “Dubois” for a more accurate name) dinner, complete with screen shots.

        According to Dictionary.com: Dubious = of doubtful quality or propriety; questionable. This usually applies to things rather than people, but as I don’t really regard Allison as a human being, I think it’s appropriate.

    • skogsstig says:

      “I aired in an episode of HW of BH that was to say the least, in my opinion, recklessly edited and was not representative of what actually happened that night nor who I am. I was there only as support for my friend Camille who had told me how painful her interaction with the other housewives was and it was making her physically ill. I’m very protective of my friends/family and was there to support my friend.”

      Ha. I guess the editors “made her lie” when she said Camille hadn’t told her anything. How reckless of them.

    • Kokuanani says:

      Good grief. I clicked through to the “buy a ticket.” This loon is charging $150 per ticket for her “special event.”

      Hey, Allison, can you “foresee” that I won’t be throwing money away on your phony hooey? [I wouldn’t even if it were $5.]

    • amy says:

      Ugh psycho is blaming editing. A familiar refrain of the horribly behaved.

  32. boston02127 says:

    quincyil—-Welcome back. I’m glad you’re home safe.

  33. boston02127 says:

    Did anyone else watch the Coupon Show on TLC? Seems the people on the show stock pile everything. I wouldn’t want to do that, it would drive me nuts. But they do save thousands of dollars with coupons.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I watched it at your suggestion.

      At first I thought they were all seriously OCD, but I liked that the last guy spent only $150 on 1000 (? or more?) boxes of cereal and donated it to his church’s food pantry.

      I’m pretty good with coupons and usually save between 30-40% on my bill. But 95%? that’s pretty awesome.

      I wished that they showed more of the systems that they used to utilize them.

      this website is pretty good if you’re interested- I learned a lot from her:


    • Kansas Girl says:

      It kind of freaked me out — a bit like the hoarding shows. I thought the most understandable one was the younger woman who was buying things they would use. The ones who have stockpiled stuff like deodorant, that just seems like obsession. And some stuff doesn’t improve with age, so it doesn’t seem a wise use of money or space. The guy who was donating to his church was good.

      After that, I went to National Geo where they’re having a Cesar Milan week. Who doesn’t like a handsome guy who is good with dogs! LOL!

  34. Shannon says:

    Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of 2010

    Bryn was number 5 for best Celebrity baby names. I hope that put a smile on Bethenny and Jason face. I couldn’t believe it when I read the worst. How can these people name their kids those kind of names.?


  35. TLM says:

    Well, today I treated myself to fake Ugg boots at Payless. No one will ever confuse me with any of the Real Housewives! LOL.

    Is anyone else shocked at the number of people who own real Uggs? I take notice wherever I am, and it doesn’t seem to matter what economic bracket people are in. I have yet to see fake Uggs on anyone but me. Are we really in a recession? As far as I’ve seen, you can’t get a pair of Uggs under $100.

    • I see fake Uggs everywhere TLM!! In my foyer where all the kids leave their
      boots, and all the rest of their crap! In the Nordstrom return box as I was standing at the counter (someone had ,literally,returned a fake pair of Uggs
      for a real pair!!) I had a good chuckle over that one.
      My daughter is 18, only child, she has real everything.
      I can’t help myself. I’m rediculous and I know it.

      • American Idiot says:

        Hey Bev, my daughter is 20, and always manages to get the real thing as well. Maybe it’s a NJ thing. She goes to college in NYC and is always on the lookout for a bargain. She goes to sample sales often. She gave me some items from Tory Burch this Christmas, all from their sample sale. Also, she scored two Salavatore Ferragamo handbags (sp?) at a sample sale.

        • buffywood says:

          Maybe it is a New Jersey thing as I have been wearing Uggs since the mid 80’s when nobody knew about them. I got my first pair at The Mimi Shop in Stone Harbour. They started out as an “after surf” shoe and all of my friends at the beach wore them.

      • buffywood says:

        Beverly, I can relate about your daughter. My “first only child” Tiffany is 14 and she is pretty spoiled as well. When I 14 I had no idea what Coach was, but my girl knows all of the “in” brands.

        • Buffy and American, I thought, for years, that it was a NJ thing. But about 2 years ago we had family in from Iowa and was surprised to learn that their kids are just as brand conscious(and materialistic) as ours are. It’s not a New Jersey thing, it’s an “American thing”. if these kids get exposure to MTV
          or any other of the TV stations that advertise, you know what happens.
          But that is a subject for another day, because if you start me on that I will never get another thing done today!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          Know that


      • TLM says:

        Bev, I say go for it if you can afford it, but the disturbing thing to me is that it’s plainly obvious for many people, they are just adding to credit card debt. I am just amazed at the ability of UGGs to market to such a broad group of people and make them feel they can’t settle for anything else. That even if it’s a hardship, they’ll buy it.

        Tory Burch I guess is another label I’m shocked at. I have looked on Ebay for a pair of slides or sandals. Usually I don’t like to go along with whatever a lot of people are wearing, but I really admired the slides on a couple women I knew. However, even on Ebay I didn’t see anything below $100, and it’s just not worth it to me.

        • TLM. I totally agree w/you about the credit card debt.
          It is amazing how many people are willing to charge themselves into the poor house.
          If you like Tory Burch try Bloomingdales, or a similar Dept. store in your area. Last year at this same time I bought a pair of Tory Burch sandals for $35 and they were beautiful! i just bought them in December off the clearance rack. Maybe they were last years model, but i wouldn’t know this year from last year. the trademark label stays the same. happy huntingxo

    • vilzvet says:

      You can’t; even the ankle boots start at $95. But you’re right, there are plenty of imposters that may work as well for one season but probably don’t last as long…sigh…

      • TLM says:

        What I don’t get is that even my friend’s wife, who cares NOTHING about clothes or trends, and still wears what people consider “ugly Christmas sweaters” without a trace of irony, was wearing a pair when I last saw her. I was stunned. This is the same person who balked at a pair of designer-label sweatpants costing $40.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I see fake and real on campus. One girl has a hot pink pair. Ugh! (LOL)

    • BessiB says:

      But they LAST ( have had mine for 4 years). And are cumfy & warm. I even bought a pair of Ugg loafers. I don’t like to wear socks & I love the feel of the lambs wool on my feet.

      • American Idiot says:

        I’ve had mine for a long time as well, and now there are places at the mall that will clean your Uggs. Also, you can buy replacements for the inside bottom where the fur wears down.

  36. jeang says:

    I got some of those from payless too, I am very rough on shoes as I tend to trudge through anything and would hate to mess up some pricey shoes.

    • vilzvet says:

      I was amazed to receive from my daughter a Michael Kors bag (she works at T.J. Maxx), sooo pretty and a beautiful color, now I am paranoid to carry it around, like in shopping carts, etc. I gave two handbag hooks as stocking stuffers for xmas but did not get myself one!

      • Adgirl says:

        TJ Maxx bags rule. Very nice big names at good prices.

        • TLM says:

          I agree. Especially the nicer TJs, which have higher-end merchandise in a section called “The Runway” are impressive. This summer the couple of stores in my area got tons of bags from Italy, which while not cheap at all, were priced well for what they are.

          I can’t fit into missy sizes (yet) but I would be truly dangerous at TJs if I could. When I was a missy I was a real clotheshorse. Now, I’m limited to bags and watches, pretty much. 😦

  37. Wall St Lady says:

    Ad Girl
    I am a TJM & Marshals girl. I have w/drawls if I don’t get a fix regularly. I go to ones in Raleigh & Wilmington NC. Also in PB. To my delight a TJM opened 4blocks from my house under the S. side of the
    59th St Bridge (ill lives on the N side). I have bought lots of purses there as gifts. I love the Betsy Johnson ones as well as suitcases.
    I am excessive, more like neurotic, w/suitcases to match my outfits but at under $100 for a RL or Adrian Vittidini set I figure they r like another purse. (In NY most buildings store&tag u luggage& is brought up when u need it so storage isn’t a problem)
    I also buy Lilly nities & all my undergarments. They have the same $69+ bra slips that hold u in & r on HSN & Saks for $19. I could go on & on. My non cyber friends, in many different states’ call me when they need something. I may have learning disabilities but I have a photographic memory of every store I go in & every catalog I see including prices & exactly where they r . I should have been in retail ! Ok back to TJM,
    Love it !

    • TLM says:

      Love retail here also. I grew up shopping at Marshalls, and my mom was a Loehmann’s girl. We both always had an appreciation for great design and textiles. Quite frankly, if I had known I could earn money in retail, I would have stayed in it. I only worked as a sales associate at several stores, but loved it and still am fascinated by the merchandise and the marketing of it.

  38. Wall St Lady says:

    How old is ur daughter ? What does she think of a mom who had a vet. I forgot what color u said, red ?
    How is ur dad’s “baby”.
    I still hope to get a navy blue 2010 Camero.

    • vilzvet says:

      She is 18 and a Jeep girl! I must say they are great in this snow, I’ve been borrowing it all week. Yes, Dad still has my ‘Vette, it’s been sitting unused for awhile! I do hope you get that Camaro, they are soooo pretty.

      LOL, this little dog of mine…goes to her food dish, fills her mouth up with as many pieces as she can, and comes over to me and drops it all on my lap. Is it supposed to be a gift!

  39. Adgirl says:

    WSL it made me happy to see you up at this hour (est). I’m a night owl on the west coast so most of you LynnFam peeps are getting your beauty sleep.

  40. WSL says:

    R u here ?

  41. Adgirl says:

    WSL how was the lightening storm?

  42. justanothermary says:

    WSL – Thanks for the birthday wishes. I was at my mother’s place for the holiday and had no computer access – I just about lost it!

  43. Adgirl says:

    Has anyone seen these movies? The Kings Speech, True Grit, Social Network.

    I want to see a movie this weekend – any suggestions?
    Already saw Black Swan and it was great if you like horror/psycho breakdowns movies.

    • American Idiot says:

      Adgirl – The Social Network was excellent. But if I had to pick from your three choices, I would go with The Kings Speech. It has gotten alot of praise around here.

    • Kokuanani says:

      The King’s Speech is phenomenal. I highly, highly recommend it.

      The Social Network is good, although the “hero” is such a schmuck, it made me want to urge everyone I know to cancel any Facebook account they might have. [I don’t have one.]

      Haven’t seen True Grit, and don’t ntend to.

  44. WSL says:

    The lightening & thunder in the midst of a snow storm was awesome. I certainly will never forget it. I do think our apartment high in the sky brought us closer to the lightening. It was very pretty. Our terrace is uncovered & we have floor to ceiling windows so the 2′ of snow was fun to see sparkle in the lightening.
    Thank u for asking Ad girl.
    WSM & I r in PB at a hotel. We r listening to the waves crash on the beach as we both Crack Berry !

    Hi Mary, glad u r back. I thought I had it bad ; the hotel doesn’t have Bravo !

  45. WSL says:

    Ad Girl
    I loved Social Network. I usually wait for On Demand. I am glad I went.
    I want to see Kings Men. All I have read looks good.
    We are seeing the Fockers. WSM loves Robert De Niro. We will laugh w/our dear friends.
    My friend one of my bridesmaids. She is very conservative. The minute a movie is bloody or anything that offends her she marches to find the manager,tells him why the movie does not meet her standards or taste gets her $$ back !
    I know we will see the Fockers start to finish !

  46. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning Lynn Family

  47. justanothermary says:

    OK Lynnfam, it’s less than two weeks until the big class at the learning annex being taught by none other than our beloved (cough, cough) Teresa Giudice. I want to know who is going to do the leg work on this. I’m in MN, but if I had the resources I would be there. Get out your trench coats and dark glasses New Yorkers – it’s time to take one for the team!

    • Sparkles says:

      Yes, someone in NYC needs to go! Too bad WSL is in PB. I just read the course description and Theresa is going to explain how to “have it all.” (Maybe the secret is to buy everything and not pay the bills?)

  48. zoekayla says:

    Oh, what a beautiful morning… hope for a beautiful day… (humming)

  49. AZ Girl says:

    Good morning all. Freezing here in AZ. High only in the 40’s. Feel bad for all the Insight Bowl tourist. 2 Feet of snow up north and may actually have flurries here in the valley tonight. Brrrr…….

    • boston02127 says:

      I don’t seem to mind Taylor. I first judged her by her lips which was wrong on my part and I didn’t care for the big wasteful birthday party. When she was at the nutty dinner party at Camille’s house and stood up & said “enough” it made me kind of like her.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      I can’t stand Taylor. How she attacks Kim makes me a little ill. She does it because she can. She wouldn’t pull that &*it with Lisa or Adrienne. Taylor was talking “behind Camille’s back” and when Kim brings it up (calmly, in my opinion), Taylor goes bat-&*it crazy in an attempt to throw attention off herself. And because Kyle is mean to Kim in front of those women, women like Taylor will behave that way towards her too. I get that she is awkward, annoying, what have you. But people who are mean to folks like that really get my goat, as you can see! LOL!

      • Shannon says:

        I agree. I can’t stand Taylor. I think your right about why she attacks Kim. She clearly was talking about Camille but wants to act like she only did it because she was baited.

        • TLM says:

          I saw the Kim-Taylor fights differently. To me it seemed Kim was timid but somehow felt she could attack Taylor. At that infamous NYC dinner, I couldn’t believe how Kim said “be careful” to her and told Kyle, “know your place.” I would have been incensed at that if I were either one of those ladies. Kim was being really vicious out of nowhere. I think Kim is very unstable & unpredictable.

      • twoile says:


  50. Wall St Lady says:

    Good mo nin little snow flakes !
    (She says as she watches the ocean crash against the beach & WISHES u were here !)

  51. HD says:

    Good morning!

    I was watching OC this morning and I am trying to figure out (which I couldn’t last season) why did Vicki and Tamara get mad at Jeana? Was it just because she was not going along with them in disliking Gretchen? Why did Vicki and Jeana stop being friends? I never really saw a big blow out.

    • TEB says:

      Jeana was renting out Vicki’s home to a friend of hers and he allegedly wasnt paying. Vicki was mad a Jeana for that. The friend said the house was not being upkept and thats why he wasn’t paying. Jeana tried to stay out of it but since she was the agent- she was stuck. I don’t remember why Tamra was mad a Jeana (she probably jumped on the Vicki train….)

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        I forgot about that~Teb~
        But that’s not enough to ruin a friendship if she was her friend is it? You can be mad at someone and still love them. I have proof lol.

      • Jeanna asked to borrow money from Vicki. Vicki was like, she got herself into this mess…she didn’t loan Jeanna the money and was mad she asked. That’s what i remember anyway.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Hi HD~
      I think you are right about it mostly being about Gretchen~I like her most times.
      I went through almost the same thing with my first hubby when he had colon cancer that they fixed, but it had spread to his liver which is what he died from.
      Most people cannot fathom what it is like to watch someone you love with all your heart die in front of your eyes. I think Vicki & Tamra like to make fools of people as often as they can. I didn’t see that with Jeana & I like her too.
      After that party where they were trying to get Gretchen drunk I lost all respect for Tamra & Vicki just annoys with me with her I am so perfect & everyone else is below her.
      We all make mistakes. That is how we learn..most of us anyway.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      I am watching again too. thank you HD 🙂

      • HD says:

        You’re welcome. OC is one of my favorites. I love going back looking at the shows knowing what I know now. I always wondered why Lynne moved so much. Now I know from coming here that she is a grifter. That is what they do. I always wondered why her house looked so empty but she was getting plastic surgery.

        It is like you can see everything new and I love it. I had to come into work for a few hours but I am rushing home to finish the marathon.

        • @HD, I love the OC housewives. Remember when Jeana bragged she had a house for each kid?
          Now she has to take in boarders to keep the one house.
          The highs and lows of this franchise just kept me fascinated. I really can’t get enough of them.
          Like I said the other day, I can’t watch a movie twice ,
          but I can watch the repeats of the housewives endlessly.
          What up with that?(as they say on SNL.) 🙂

  52. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @HD, Vicki became scornful of Jeanna when she showed signs of being broke. Gretchen’s 1st season was TammySue’s 2nd and TammySue felt she could haze any newcomers. Vicky and TammySue formed a clique and became mean girls. I’ve disliked Vicky ever since :
    “Chinka chinka Chinaman”
    “My breasts want to come out and play”
    “I bought you a car and you have to pay for it!”
    “I made my assistant get waxed because she doesn’t know how to properly groom down there.”
    “I thought for sure all the Italian men would fall all over themselves when they saw three pretty American blondes.”
    “I work!”

    And I’ve hated TammySue ever since:
    “Hold on to your daddies ladies, here comes Gretchen!”
    Celebrating selling a house by drunkenly serenading her clients with, “I’m a blonde” by Julie Brown.
    Changing her intro to “HouseWives may come younger, but they DON’T come any hotter!” Um, yes they do on both counts. And I hate that death grimace she calls a smile. She looks like she’s getting dental x-rays when she smiles. Mona Lisa smile honey, Mona Lisa.

    • HD says:

      Dang, TLD you broke that on down!

      You know I was thinking that Jeana losing her money was putting a damper on Vicki but I could not understand why Jeana not having so much money would bother her. True friends do not care about that stuff.

      I guess they should not have mixed business with their friendship either.

      Vicki never really bothered me. I like her work ethic but I can CLEARLY see how how managing to let people know that she works every day would get work some nerves. People who do stuff like that in my mind are just inviting karma into their lives. The recession is hitting us all and I wonder how it is hitting her or if she has not been affected…

      As for Tamara, I always thought you wanted to be mean to Gretchen because Gretchen was so pretty. I think she felt like she was the hot girl in the group and she felt threatened.

      • California35 says:

        Oh man, I had forgotten how these wives act. The screaming when they fight, the screaming when they are excited, the loud laughs, the talking over each other… Ay lol sorry maybe it isn’t a good time to watch this. I’m watching the Florida episode… That by the way I did not like that trip.

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          I didn’t like it either. I don’t like anyone telling me what to do in any scenario. I was so happy when all the guys walked in & basically told Ms. Vicki “FU”
          I don’t understand girls only & guys only trips that are forced on people. If that’s what someone else wants that’s great, but don’t make other people have to do what you say on a vacation no less.

          • California35 says:

            I agree….girls can have girls night (or day or weekend) out, but because they want to and once in a while…not all the time. I get that Vicky wanted to make that weekend all about the girls (or should I say….about her :-P), and got disappointed when the guys joined in. I also don’t understand the obsession with the guys that don’t let their wife go somewhere without them, but I don’t think that was the case here…the wives didn’t mind having their husbands with them.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        agreed- I always wanted to like Tamara because she’s so pretty (shallow!) but she is way too insecure for me.

        Vicki drove me crazy to the point that I just couldn’t watch- I think she’s deranged. So self absorbed to the point that I think she is insane. I loved her down to earth nurse daughter though.

        I think when jeanna lost her $, it only reinforced Vicki’s sense of reality- like take control of your own life, don’t depend on men , depend on yourself etc.

        all very commendable, but Jeanna is an ex PlayBoy bunny and a kinda lazy one at that. She’s used to relying on her looks, and letting other people take over for her.

        I NEVER understood putting up with the ex husbands abuse. yeah i get it he was injured by baseball hits to the head or whatever it was- but at certain point enough is enough already.

        I think Vicki got frustrated by her inertia and unwillingness to stand on her own 2 feet.

        • TLM says:

          I never understood why Tamra was so deeply upset about her parents’ divorce so long after the fact. If she were a kid living at home I could maybe understand, but she was already divorced herself and had a child, and was out of the house.

        • Toront0 says:

          OMIB, I haved missed a lot of OC but didn’t Jeana earn a really good living on her own, from selling real estate?

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Absolutely agree with you on Tamra being jealous of Gretchen’s looks. She is a mean, vile piece of trash.

        Vicki got angry with Jeana over the renting issue. Jeana’s friend, the fat gay guy, refused to pay rent but lived there for a while. But the breaking point was when Jeana, DARED, ask Vicki for a loan to help her make some payments. Due to the economy and poor home sales, Jeana fell on hard times. She asked Vicki for a loan and Vicki refused. Vicki then distanced herself from Jeana for not having her back in the tenant dispute AND daring to ask her for money. She’s a peach! A peach of shit!

  53. California35 says:

    Good morning!

    Talking about Orange County HW – marathon on Bravo today. Also reruns on NBC starting tomorrow.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Yeah~Hi Califoria~lol
      I am seeing these for the first time in HD too. What a beautiful picture. It’s strange that everyone looks thinner in high def for some reason? I noticed this with All my Children & one life to live. 😉 LOL

  54. sammyjoesmom says:

    Hey everyone. Happy news, I am really outta shape and wanted to start walking again for exercise. I wanted to start on my b-day.I turn 45 tommorrow and the temp is also supposed to be 45!! I’m not overweight just unhealthy from too many surgeries etc. I was having a tough time getting out of the damn car the other night. My ex sister-in-law said “Hey, ever heard of pilates?”

    • sammyjoesmom says:

      Oops, I meant to say OT before I rambled

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        I have an indoor bike that has handles that move as you peddle~
        It looks like it’s ready to go shopping~my should bag~shopping & scarf tied around the seat to keep kitties from using as a scratching post..I would love to able to walk here but too many dogs roaming & no sidewalks either. I have those rubber bands as well & 5 lb. weights & my first New Years resolution in a long time is to get back on the bike & use those damn bands.
        Happy Birthday & Good Luck with your walking~the best way to start most exercise routines in slowly at first.
        What kind of surgeries have you had if you don’t mind me asking? I had breast cancer in 96 & found the lump myself at 36 yrs old. I had radiation treatments & a lumpectomy & 2 surgeries to get additional lumps out of my breasts.

    • California35 says:

      😦 that sounds mean. I hope you were not hurt by that. I am overweight. I lost 20 pounds very slowly from about this time last year until about this summer, when i noticed that I gained 8 back. I was still doing my long walks, but eating more I guess. I stoped the gaining, but have not lost any either. When I lost those 20 I was solo happy, but I still neded to loose at least another 10. in other wortds I have a long way to go. Any ways, I began using my excercise bike that is not in front of my TV. I hope to continue, I am not stressing about it because if I do I will gain instead. My advice is to not stress over it, and just do what you can. I feel like this is the time when I can start something to loose weight, kind of like practicing before I really start. It worked last year when I lost the 20 🙂

      • California35 says:

        OMG! I just re-read my post. I was using the iPad (great toy), and I am still not used to some words changing on me. Some not even words. I use that or my itouch a lot and I just need to make a habit of reading things before I post them. I already have a problem with writing correctly, now I have to recheck myself with those devises 😛 Sorry about that, and thanks for your patience…I am sure that if I go read other of my posts, I will find error after error. Thank you all for not pointing that out 🙂

    • AZ Girl says:

      Start slow and keep adding on distance. Consistency is the key. Think of it as an hour to yourself and no one else. Get a ipod or headset. Mark off on a calendar each day you walk. It gives you incentive. Good luck!

      • California35 says:

        Thanks AZ – writing it down is a great idea, and I will try it. I am embarrased to say that I only do 30 minutes right now, but I just started a few days ago and I wanted to start slow. My plan was to move to the next label still, but still at 30 minutes. I only plan that because in the past I would start strong, only to end up quiting :-P. I will continue a few days at 30minutes for a couple of day, and then move to 1 hour. There is PLENTY to watch on TV or catch up on my readin on this blogg 🙂

        • AZ Girl says:

          Hey 30 minutes is 30 minutes. Work your way up gradually. Remember if you are not sweating a little or breathing hard at the end then you are not burning fat for fuel.
          As you get more fit the breathing test is the best way to know when you need to “bump” up your time or distance.
          If you are not breathing hard and the walk is easy then you know it is time to increase the “load”. Do NOT use ankle weights or hand weights while walking they cause stress to the joints.

      • California35 says:

        Oh noooo! Someone just gave me a HUGE box of chocolates. She is a sweet lady. I told her I will try to eat one a day, we both stared at each other for a few seconds and then laughed 😛

    • Adgirl says:

      My husband is overweight and in October he started walking 2 hours a day. Now he’s up to 3 or 4. He’s lost quite a bit of weight by walking and cutting back to one healthy meal a day.
      I know – he’s an extremist.
      I walk with him most days to keep him company. We talk about the books we are reading so that is interesting.

      • California35 says:

        This is great! When the two of you are in it. My BF also goes the extreme, and although he gained some waight I know that once he sets his mind to it he will loose it in a blink. Don’t you hate that? 😛 I wish I had that power 🙂 The other night, to trap myself, I told him that we should set a goal to loose waight and who ever looses…say 5 or 10 pounds should win something. I don’t know why I did that, since I know he can loose it faster. I just thought that even if he beats me, I would be right behind loosing some 😛

      • buffywood says:

        God bless you. The first thing that popped into my mind is that I couldn’t image spending 3 or 4 hours a day talking with my boyfriend. How bad is that?

        I plan on getting into better shape this year as well. We should form our own Lynn’s Family Biggest Losers team. Maybe Quincy could help keep us all on track.

    • TLM says:

      Sammy, where r u located? I’m looking to start walking too. 😉 Happy birthday in advance! And what a positive way to celebrate. As I get older I focus less on the cake or jewelry for birthdays and more on doing something meaningful for myself. I have in the past taken self-help seminars on my b-day or even done annual checkups. I try to do those around my b-day so I don’t forget — I learned that trick from Oprah. My focus is on personal growth & health.

    • twoile says:

      Happy B’day glad u r here, enjoy your day!

  55. boston02127 says:

    OT/ Scarf Project for the Special Olympics. Once you click on the link you can find out what color yarn for your state. Thanks.


    • California35 says:

      This is great Boston02127,
      I read it , but are we buying the yarn or the scarf? I will probably need to read it again.

  56. Adgirl says:

    Vicki/Jeana … IIRC wasn’t Jeana supposed to be the leasing agent for the Olive Garden house?
    Vicki bought a neighboring house and hired her friend & neighbor Jeana to be the leasing agent. Jeana brought in her friend Franky to decorate & stage it. Franky was living in the house while he was working but it was taking him a looooong time to get the house ready. And he was messy. Lots of dishes laying around.
    Somehow Slade’s stuff wound up in Vicki’s garage too. Up to the ceiling.
    So the house was full of Franky, midway decorated and full of Slade’s junk and was still nowhere near being ready to lease. That’s what I remember.
    Vicki was quite angry about it and Jeana was miffed at Vicki. To me Jeana was not treating the situation seriously – wasn’t this a business transaction.? Jeana is very passive and lets men steamroll her.
    Not long after that Jeana asked Vicki for a short term loan to cover her mortgage and Vicki declined.

    • California35 says:

      Ah, I remember now. That is what happened…the way you are telling it, I understand Vicky. I think he was paying rent also, but not enough. Jenna was defending her friend saying that the place wasn’t rentable, so no one else would rent it the way it was any ways. Also, he was working on it (with no pay?) I am not sure of that. Any ways Jenna thought she was right, Vicky felt betrayed. I don’t remember the part of Slade’s stuff – wow that didn’t help matters, Vicky doesn’t like Slade.

    • TLM says:

      I would have been pissed if I were Vicki in that situation, especially for her garage to be used as storage for a third party –esp. one she didn’t even like — without her knowledge. Frankie seemed like a nice guy but wasn’t paying the rent as expected. I think Jeana just enjoyed having Frankie around as a sidekick. He was kind of like Jeana’s Cedric, someone to hang out with, and Jeana was very lonely. She actually met Frankie through email, I believe — he was a fan of the show and apparently approached her.

      I do think selling for Jeana was somewhat effortless since she has a very relaxed style, and houses were selling like hotcakes for much of her time in real estate. I don’t think she was at all prepared for tough times, but she’s the kind of person who never really wants to let on that anything is wrong. We saw that in Thintervention as well. There are people where concealing things is a habit, not because they are being sneaky, but because of embarrassment usually. I think that may have come off as her being uncaring in the Vicki situation, but I think inside Jeana was probably already panicking about the market and her own situation. Her own income was dropping, and her marriage was falling apart.

      I think Jeana is a nice person, but I can also see why Vicki switched realtors. It’s kind of sad that that friendship broke down. I wonder if now that Vicki is single, they may rekindle their friendship.

      • Adgirl says:

        @ CA35 & TLM – so true. It is sad about this ruining the friendship. I remember thinking that sometimes in my life I have been Vicki and it has ruined my friendships. Now I don’t recommend friends for jobs, set them up on dates or lend/borrow anything. I have had things blow up on me and I was cast as the bad guy. From my point of view the person who borrowed, was hired at my company or dated my friend let me down or created personal/professional/financial trouble for me.

        Don’t mix friends & money.

  57. TrueLifeDiva says:

    I got a class reunion announcement in the mail this weekend. This is only the second one my high school class has done in 23yrs. I didn’t attend the first one. So aside from training for a 1/2 marathon in December, I will be working on losing 20lbs by July 30th! Gotta represent 😉

    • California35 says:

      That is a good goal and a good period of time to achieve it 🙂

      20lbs by the summer would be great for me 🙂 Then I can go on our bike rides and start planing a vacation when wearing a swimsuit won’t be as sad 😛

  58. WSL says:

    Belated (1 day) Birthday Party for
    Rabble Rouser

    What is your favorite

    • Mookies1mom says:

      My favorite singer? I’m not sure I can narrow down to just one but I’ll go with Billie Holiday and Sade for now.

      Favorite cake? I can’t narrow that down at all. I love cheesecake when I want something creamy or Italian cream cake or…. Well anything without chocolate, since it triggers my migraines. I can tolerate small amounts but white chocolate doesn’t trigger them at all. So, maybe some kind of cake with a white chocolate ganache filling. Oh, the possibilities!

  59. boston02127 says:

    Has anyone heard from ZipItZarin?

  60. klmh says:

    I thought some of you might want to click this site to help a variety of good causes:


    There are additional sites that help different causes, like literacy, breast cancer, child health, hunger, rainforest, as well as the animal rescue. These can be found as tabs near the top of the page. Each time you click the site a bit goes to doing some good to these groups. An example would be over 48,000 free mammograms, or millions of cups of food for animals. There are also little items to buy for gifts etc. They aren’t expensive and a portion of what is sold goes to the charity.
    I have this saved and click each daily. I have also purchased some cute things there as well. Maybe those of us on this site could help make a difference with our clicks and support.

  61. Daniel says:

    So, you can either have a father to your children or a sexual partner but not both? I think most industry professionals tend to have good advice when it comes to dating and attraction, but that advice is just sad and false. Richard Easton (another New York matchmaker) had a few good advice articles up on Stylecaster a while back, and none of those involved diving his head into someone else’s bosoms.

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