I Hate Jill Zarin A Look Back At 2010 on Bravo

I Hate Jill Zarin 2010 Review / Jill Zarin Stops By Happy New Year!

Bravo packed 2010 with a whole lot of housewives, let’s take a look back at some of the drama.

Real Housewives of Orange County

The season ended in March of 2010 but before it did we had drama, travel, a health scare and juvenile delinquents among other things.
Gretchen Rossi was chastised for trying to help Lynne Curtain’s daughter, she held a garage sale and started a line of cosmetics. Spending the majority of her time with boyfriend-to-the-Housewives Slade Smiley, Gretchen did seem happy this season.

Lynne Curtain had to deal with her two teenage daughter’s horrible behavior, underage drinking, breaking curfew and horrendous disrespect for their parents. Lynne and Frank Curtain remained in the dark about how to deal with their rebellious teenagers and ultimately were evicted from their elaborate home. After news leaked that Lynne would no longer be a Bravo housewife, photos appeared on the internet of her daughters dancing half naked at a party. The eldest had just two Hello Kitty stickers over her nipples.

Alexis Bellino, Bravo’s newest Orange County housewife was immediately rejected on sight by veteran housewife Vicki, who decided she would attack Alexis seemingly for just being an attractive woman. Vicki decided before meeting Alexis that she was an attention-seeking bitch. Typical Vicki behavior for Orange County newbies, the two ladies butted heads several times during the season.

Tamra Barney had an eventful season being placed firmly in the middle of a battle between her husband Simon and her so-called friend Vicki. While Vicki doesn’t show a whole lot of loyalty to any of her friends, she expected Tamra to have her back at all times and even going against her husband to defend Vicki. Tamra’s marriage seemed solid in previous seasons but this dispute between Simon and Vicki coupled with the financial problems that plagued the Barney’s doomed them to divorce late in the season.

Vicki Gunvalson the final original Orange County Housewife seems to think that she runs the show and even told fans that she is hard on newbies because Bravo doesn’t give her any advanced warning that new housewives are coming on board. I don’t know who the hell this woman thinks she is but I doubt they’re contractually required to clear new cast members with Vicki. She has butted heads with every housewife who has joined the cast since season one.

Vicki’s daughter had a health scare this season as the doctors found lumps in her neck and required a biopsy to check for cancer. Upon hearing the news, Vicki’s initial selfish reaction was, “how can you do this to me” and when she learned the date of Briana’s biopsy her first thought that she blurted out was her work conflict. I am sure Briana was very comforted. (Yes, sarcasm)

Even the one nice thing that Vicki seemed to do this season was sullied. She took her husband on a tropical vacation to renew their wedding vows but completely ruined the entire gesture. Apparently Vicki feels that when she writes her wedding vows, it is perfectly acceptable to incorporate information on the ring that she purchased for the ceremony including where she bought it and how many carats the diamonds are. Very romantic!

Finally Jeana Keough who left the series due to a break down in contract negotiations made a few guest appearances during the season. I found it interesting that after Jeana was gone, Vicki suddenly acted as though she lost her best friend when in actuality when Jeana was on the show, Vicki did nothing but criticize her. The neighbors had a whole lot of ups and downs and Jeana, who is also going through a long divorce and financial problems also appeared on Jackie Warner’s weight loss program.

The Orange County Housewives will be back before you know it…
The rumors of a brawl at the season end annual party between Tamra and Jeana include drinks being thrown and people ending up in the pool and even a marriage proposal. I can’t wait to watch what happens…

The Real Housewives of New York

Bravo’s 2010 spring line-up included a full season in the Big Apple and more drama than ever!

What turned out to be Bethenny Frankel’s final season as a New York Housewife was the most emotional one for the Skinnygirl. Her frequent attempts to make peace with her cruel ex-friend, Jill Zarin proved to be unsuccessful and extremely emotional for Bethenny. While dealing with the illness and ultimate death of her father, meeting a new man and falling in love then learning she is pregnant with her first child, the childish antics of Jill Zarin was the last thing Bethenny needed.

Alex McCord and her husband Simon VanKempen really gained popularity this season. In the previous two seasons, the couple was portrayed as social climbers who would do anything to be included in the right social circles. This season Alex made a splash by finally standing up to the bully of the bunch, Jill Zarin. Alex’s new friendly relationships with Ramona, Bethenny and Sonja left viewers a bit shocked but delighted as Ramona in particular butted heads with Alex in the past. Alex was done taking crap from everyone and she stood up to the vile Jill Zarin and earned the respect of thousands of fans.

Newest New York Housewife socialite Sonja Morgan was an instant hit on the show. Her self-confidence and class oozed right through the screen. Admitting to not having watched much of the show before joining the cast, if she had pre-conceived notions about the other ladies, she certainly didn’t show it. Kind and considerate to all of the ladies, Sonja immediately had a slew of fans. A divorced mother of one daughter, Sonja keeps her daughter off screen earning even more fans affections.

Ramona Singer’s vow renewal ceremony was substantially more fun to watch than Vicki’s from Orange County. Ramona’s big day was as close to a real wedding as there is complete with flowers, guests and a reception. All the guests looked amazing and as per usual, Jill Zarin made a fool of herself by dismissing Alex and by her pathetic attempt at trying to recoup her friendship with Bethenny. Ramona’s daughter was beautiful and even their dog made an appearance at the nuptials. Ramona’s husband, Mario wrote very touching vows to his wife and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as this man read his words to his wife.

LuAnn De Lessups spent the season separated from her Count husband, and announced to Jill’s mother Gloria that her divorce was final. LuAnn jumped at the chance to be besties with Jill Zarin, always on the outside looking in during previous seasons, this season LuAnn got to hang with the cool kids. The only problem was, they weren’t the cool kids any longer and LuAnn was a poor replacement for Bethenny in Jill’s fabulous circle of friends.

LuAnn could resign herself to the fact that along with Jill, Kelly Bensimon came along as part of the deal and the three of these ladies made for one disappointing group. Attending events like Perez Hilton’s web site launch, how the mighty had fallen. This is a group that had absolutely no real affection for one another, they were simply the three left overs who were stuck with each other. Kelly made her feelings clear at the season end reunion, her question to Alex, “do you REALLY care how Ramona feels?” pretty much says it all. Kelly couldn’t care less how any of these housewives feel, she doesn’t view them as real friends and she wouldn’t have their back. At the reunion, Kelly rolled her eyes at LuAnn and defied her boss, Jill Zarin’s instructions whispered into her ear, she really isn’t a “girl’s girl” and it shows.

Kelly’s breakdown on St. John was a bit scary, not only for the other housewives but for producers who chose to remove her from the situation and take her back to New York City a day earlier than originally planned. I would hope that Kelly’s family and friends, if in fact she has any friends, would have been as concerned as the rest of the viewers, cast and production team and would have gotten Kelly some therapy.
Finally, Jill Zarin made a huge splash this past season by being called the most Hated housewife in the series history. With no public support and a book coming out, she was desperate and had too much time on her hands resulting in Amazongate. Jill was caught red-handed leaving a glowing review of her own book on Amazon.com. If this wasn’t embarrassing enough, she also left one-star bad reviews for her cast mates Alex and Bethenny’s books.

Even after Jill’s string of fake apologies on the reunion show, Jill returned to Twitter and Facebook and told fans that she apologized too much and began to knock her cast mates all over again proving that while Jill had promised to change, it was never going to happen.
Jill and the gang minus Bethenny will return to Bravo in February. Here is a preview:

http://jezebel.com/5720468/new-season-of-real-housewives-of-nyc-promises-thugs-in-cocktail-dresses

More final recaps of 2010 on Bravo coming soon. The Real Housewives of DC, New Jersey, Atlanta and Bethenny Getting Married? And more!

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We received an odd post on the blog the other day, let me share it with those of you who may have missed it:

Karina Katzowski
Submitted on 2010/12/29 at 7:18 am
Lynn..I found this site and find it curious and interesting. What will you do if Alex and Jill and Simon make up? You seem to hate Jill because of them. If Simon asks you to end all the hate..will you? Just curious. K

For those of you who are regulars, you know we get posts like this one occasionally, people who seem to think that this is a “Hate” blog and people who think that I’m more than just a fan of Alex and Simon’s. I don’t stalk them, I don’t have them on speed dial, I simply enjoy their show and met them once at a book signing.

First to respond to Karina, I would be thrilled if Alex and Simon “make up” with Jill Zarin, because I can’t stand to see such a great couple constantly harassed and belittled by a woman as cruel as Jill Zarin. I would love to see all of Jill’s vile attempts at ruining their lives end.

Secondly, I doubt that Simon would ask me to do anything because he’s a cast member of a Bravo reality show and I’m just a blogger, not a “Hate Blogger” but not anyone who is on Simon’s radar, believe me.

I don’t hate Jill Zarin simply because of Alex and Simon, not at all! It mostly began with the way that Jill treated Bethenny but there is so much more. The snarky comments about Sonja, the way she used her husband’s cancer against Bethenny, the screaming at Ramona at Jen Gilbert’s house about Bobby Frankel’s passing, the list goes on. That is just on screen, off screen there is Amazongate, Tweeting about Bethenny’s baby being born, tweeting to Johnny Weir then deleting it. I could write a whole blog about it, oh wait, I do write blogs about it.

Finally, I don’t know what you mean by “end the hate” when there is no hate here. This is just a blog about some Bravo shows, just like the dozens of others out there who snark about housewives, Andy Cohen and others on Bravo. Shockingly enough, there are days when Jill’s not even mentioned in the blog.

The most interesting part of this post however is the origin of the post. The IP address was traced back to Aruba. I found that fascinating since I’ve never gotten a post from anyone in Aruba before. I was a bit shocked to see Aruba represented.

It is most interesting because Jill Zarin just happens to be vacationing in Aruba right now. What a coincidence! Now I rarely believe that the reality cast members actually post here on the blog but there is no doubt in my mind this time.

Hi Jill! Thanks for taking time during your vacation to stop by my little blog! Enjoy your trip!

Jill, maybe you haven’t heard, I have an internet podcast and you’re welcome any time to come on the show for an interview, it may be easier to communicate with my readers that way rather than posting with a fake name on my blog. Your assistant has my email address if you’re interested.

Until Next Time….

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439 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin A Look Back At 2010 on Bravo

  1. sammyjoesmom says:

    Great stuff Lynn! That Karina post was my birthday gift from you and baby Jesus. LOL That is soooo Jill!!! Have a Happy New Years Eve!!

    • Toront0 says:

      I was reading your post and thinking how it was such a great recap, and then came to the part about Aruba and Karina. Jill is truly the gift that keeps on giving. It is just incredible. Thanks so much, Lynn. This is the beast entertainment out there. Happy New Year to everyone, and thank you!!

      • Nancy says:

        Did you say Aruba? Darn… where is Joran van der Sloot when we need him?

        (just kidding people)

    • American Idiot says:

      Sammyhjoesmom – methinks it is your birthday today. Am I correct? If so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

    • Blue Sky says:

      Sammyjoesmom, Happy Birthday! And Happy New Year too.

  2. Waxdiva says:

    “I don’t hate Jill Zarin simply because of Alex and Simon”… you are so right! There are so many more and important reasons to ‘hate’ her!!! In particular, I like the one where she scammed the FL university system for $15,000…

    Loved that you looked up the ip address… Lynn, you little hacker, you!

    Happy New Year’s Eve!

  3. Melinda says:

    LMFAO @ Jill once again “pretending” to be someone else in an internet post (Amazon)!!! Goodness Jill……at least have some sense…..it is easy to track IP addresses and if you announce you are in Aruba and then mysteriously a post from Aruba mentions you……….well…….duh!

    Like many of us….we see Jill Zarin for who she is……she is the mean girl………she is someone who is not loyal to anyone she claims as friend……she is toxic. But she makes for good tv because everyone loves to hate a train wreck. I know she will never do the right thing and change who she is on the inside…….and it disgusts me to see how she treats Alex and Simon along with others.

    So happy to have found you in 2010 and look forward to some excellent blogging in 2011!

  4. boston02127 says:

    Lynn, Great blog & funny about Aruba. I luv when you find out things like that. Thanks.

    • Toront0 says:

      Boston, how are you feeling? I hope you had no adverse effects from the chicken.

      • boston02127 says:

        @Toront0—I’m feeling fine. Thank you. I think the smelly chicken was fine and it tasted good. I have no idea why it smelled so awful (farty). After I logged off last night I opened the house up again and boiled a couple of cinnamon sticks to get rid of the smell. I’ve smelled that farty smell before when turkey has been cooking.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          Again, do you know how funny you are?

          That “farty” smell (omg- really laughing out loud now) sometimes happens to me when I make chicken stock out of the bones.

          maybe we should invent a new recipe? We shall name it:

          The 2 Boston’s Farty Baked Chicken

          We will go on Oprah and make a million dollars from our farty chicken.

          oh and it will be served at the wedding in 2030.

  5. jeang says:

    That stupid bitch Jill never learns, does she? She is so out of control, she cant help herself, can she? Hilarious.

  6. Sara says:

    I’m sorry for not posting my email. I guess you can say I use my work for my personal email and we are not allowed to have it for “so called bulk mail”. Next Year is on my list to get a real personal email address. Any suggestions?

    Anyways, this is my first time posting and I want to thank the editor of this blog for a great daily read. Although I may not listen to your pod casts sorry Mom of 5, I barely have time to read this, I want to let you know I truly respect you for having the balls to still keep the name of this blog regardless of the scrutiny you get. I may not agree with a lot of your views of most of the house wives example: Alexis from RHOOC , have you read the recent news about her? I still will continue to read to here daily. It’s funny I never knew you could comment. I thought you had to have a word press account. I thought word press was a news paper in one of the states. Boy do I need to catch up with technology huh? Happy New Years to all. I’m so excited that I won’t be the one doing the baby sitting this year. I get to go out tonight. Gotta go. Busy day.

  7. boston02127 says:

    Dear Karina Katzowski—I mean Jill Zarin,
    You are a foolish, foolish woman. Susan Saunders and now this. You desperately need a doctor. People don’t dislike you because of your fight with Alex. Alex is a beautiful strong, intelligent woman who can hold her own. Wake up and smell the java lady,
    people don’t like you because you’re a miserable person. You’re a hateful liar and you contradict yourself continuously. Your sobbing & claims about being sorry for your words & actions are a joke. You’ve proven this over and over. Get over yourself and grow up.

  8. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    Jill/Susan Sanders will never learn. I guess that explains why Jill has been sucking up to Simon on Twitter lately. She thinks that if she makes up Alex and Simon, the name of the blog will be changed and we will start to like her again. LOL!

    • quincyil says:

      We too should give Jill a chance. Let’s play the game with Simon and Jill. I have a stick and Lynn has the carrot. The board can dangle that carrot and stick in the air over Jill’s head. She thinks she has all of the power. That is obvious from the Katrina post. Jill does have power over Simon. Bravo loved the rating when she threw herself over the cliff for them. This is all about money. The number of people watching affected advertising revenue and the bottom line of Bravo, NBC Universal and Comcast.

      So.. dear viewers… who has the power… Jill Zarin or the person in your living with with the tv off switch?

  9. sugarmagnolia10 says:

    Snap!
    Guess she didn’t learn anything from amazon gate!
    Happy New Year All!

    • quincyil says:

      It’s called survival. Jill has that memory issue.

      The promo on Bravo was interesting. Someone almost falls off a very tall camel and Jill is in a car upset. Sounds like season one, two and three….

      I think Simon is a business man and he will be like Mauricio when it comes to dealing with Camille. We have seen times at the end of last season, the Simon was nice to Jill at parties when Jill walked away from Alex or did not speak to Alex. Men do that. It hurts their wives, like Alex and Kyle. I hope Simon knows that his wife feels pain sometimes in interactions with Jill. Surely, he saw her reaction on the island. Alex was suffering. Mauricio surely can see that Kyle suffers too.

      Jill and Camille are similar is so many ways. I would love to know if they interact, board members. If someone see something about Jill and Camille together, please post.

      • California35 says:

        I know nothing about that, but I have wondered if the villains of these shows have any contact at all, or with any of the other wives shows. Remember when Jill was hanging out with NJwives?

        I thought of something – imagine getting a HWshow about the hated wives. Like Disney does with the villain characters, or Survivor when they had the villains of all the shows against the good guys.

        • BessiB says:

          Jill hangs with NJ housewives or others (Patty Skanker) to be the big shot. She has claimed a number of times that she is the ‘connector’, so she cannot have that self-appointed title unless she can claim to ‘know everyone’.

  10. boston02127 says:

    I’m off to go clean. I won’t be saying that much longer. Yeah. Have a good morning everyone. If you’re only checking in and won’t be back tonight have a Happy New Year’s tonight.

    • zoekayla says:

      Same to you Boston! I’m traveling from Austin to San Antonio for an evening with friends and then later tonight driving to Houston to stay with my daughter, dear SIL and grandsons tomorrow before heading back to Austin Sunday (a triangle of fun…and lots of miles…) Thank goodness we don’t have weather issues here – the roads will be good. I’ll just have to beware of the other drivers and their alcohol load.

    • California35 says:

      Happy New Year Boston!! See you when you get back, enjoy.

  11. zoekayla says:

    Oh Lynn, just when I thought it couldn’t be any more interesting…along comes Karina! Interesting how she goes for double-letter names (Susan Saunders – SS, Karina Karzowski – KK). Which double letter name will she choose next???

    • quincyil says:

      I like Jill loves the sound of alliteration. Bethenny used it as a took also and mentioned that she liked the sound of words together. I would bet that they had conversations about how to behave on camera because Bethenny was the more experienced of the two in the beginning. Jill, without the guidance of Bethenny, was a train wreck. Bethenny was playing along when Jill showed her the Post article on Simon being a falling down drunk, but I think Bethenny knew that it was unwise. Jill followed the instincts of Gloria, her mom, which may work in Boca, but not in farmland USA. I can’t imagine how this fourth season of NYC RH created by Bravo and dropped in our living rooms, is going to turn out. The film over 4 to 5 months, surely Jill can’t be an angel for that long period of time even if Bobby was able to take her to the other side of the planet for a few weeks.

      I did see that Bravo is worried and they wanted Bethenny to get into the mix. If I was Bethenny, I’d do what the contract demands, but there would be a huge smile on my face when things come up and no comments would leave my lips.

      I started watching OC long after the original ladies had been dumped on their rears by Bravo. That group is certainly diverse. Tamara is beautiful, low class, and a drunk. Vicki is Jeff Lewis. Jeana is a victim who victimizes with her under the breath comments. Alexis… well she’s from the town next door to me, but she looks more like California/OC people now. I get the mega church thing because that is popular here too, but she is so judgmental that I think Tamara will feel insulted and drive her truck into Alexis’s pool. Gretchen… well she always seemed smart to me, but she has a thing for tired looking old men that surprises me. Slade looks a lot older than her own father. Maybe, Gretchen has grandfather issues.

      After NYC and BH, OC just isnt’ that interesting to me. I’ll watch, but I won’t really pay attention. I watch NJ and Atlanta like that. Maybe OC, NJ, and Atlanta are too much like home.

    • Nancy says:

      Lets give Jill a New Years gift. Everyone take your first name & then take your first initial of that name and make up the last name starting with the same initialof your first name so Jill doesn’t have to worry her ol little brain trying to figure this whole thing up.

      Example:
      My first name is Nancy. So take the N from the first name and make up a last name starting with the letter N.

      My name is Nancy Nasty.
      See how easy that was? If everyone from the board does this we can get it to Jill in week or so! Now wouldn’t that be special?

  12. California35 says:

    Great blog as always!

    Thank you for posting a new one, it was a pleasant surprise when I opened the blog. I didn’t even notice right away because thinking I was on the old one, I scrolled down to the post but got to the end really quickly.

    You captured the two shows that are coming up 🙂

    Will Vicky continue on the show? Are all the wives coming back? All are getting divorce or loosing their homes, or both. I guess Gretchen is the only one not on the news about either of those, but I wasn’t clear about her living situation and we know she isn’t married. Is Vicky the oldest cast mate and who has been in the show the longest? I wonder if that’s why she feels she should get more respect and should be in control of everything…then again that is how she us in her own life…Jill’s pall? 😛 in Jill’s defense she treats her husband much better than Vicky treats hers.

    • quincyil says:

      I think Lynn Curtin was fired. It seems Jeanna Keough came back onto the show. When we did “The Fashion Show” with the OC housewives, Laurie and her daughter were on. There were rumors that they would come on this season also.

  13. amy says:

    Jill -Karina listen and I’ll tell you how I’ll like you again. On camera tell Kelly that she is crazy/frightening/paranoid/delusional/ you can’t stand her company and mean it. Then apologize to Ramona, Sonja, and Silex for all your many wrongs. Next own your behavior and stop blaming others for your bad reputation. Finally stop being a horrible stereotype that shames my people, instead be humble and generous.

  14. amia009 says:

    http://bettween.com/jillzarin/johnnygweir

    Check out these tweets sorry ill Jill tweets aren’t lost forever like you think. You can also use topsy.com <- It's self explanatory.
    Thanks Lynn for another great blog. I really needed a pick me up. Things have been so sad for me at home losing another family member.
    I hope your not mad at me for leaving them tweets to Bethenny. Sorry I just don't like her and don't think what she was doing on RR show was about her assistant, I think B was making it more about her and it disgusted me that if her assistant met that much then why go on RR and do it? She thanked RR for partnering up with her and that just made me mad more b.c B has been known to make comments like "I don't pay full price for nothing" Let's admit if Jill did it we would say the same thing.
    But hey, I would never be a hater towards you b/c god for bid we don't like the same people. How old are we ? LOL xoxo I think you know I'm not a hater of yours LOL my goodness NO. I'll defend you to the day I die.
    And no haters, it's not that I'm stuck up her ass like you say, the problem for me is when someone makes up a twitter name like a hmmm let me think.. Oh yeah that's right someone did @jzandlynnsuck (and admits the JZ is just so ppl didn't think she being too spiteful) this person harass's Lynn 24/7 for no reason & she don't even comment back anymore b/c Lynn has way more things to give her attention too & knows how to utilize her block button and doesn't stock timelines like they do.. This person claims she don't like Lynn she claims Lynn's blog is a hate blog. ( the website name rememebr i pointed out it's LynnNChicago101 ) i'I hate jill zarin" and uses that for an excuse to stalk her and her times line and it's bull shit to me that's why I stick up for her.
    Now if this JZ person would have a name like "@ImAlonelyLoser then I wouldn't say nothing. But when you use a persons name on twitter to harass a person who i consider a friend 24/7 that's when I get involved. Lynn don't don't talk about Jill Zarin in every blog and they know that. . Lynn don't make up things about Jill Zarin, Lynn just blogs occasional about her behavior. Lynn is a big girl she can handle her self 'm just pointing out why I stick up for her, not to mention how great Lynn is to us too..
    But we as friends of Lynn let this person know what she is doing is far worse than having a blog. Even suggested she make her own blog. But JZ knows for her self half the world hates Jill Zarin. I say this to JZ because she is a frequent reader and hater poster (lol hater poster ha ha ha funny name) she made a comment in a tweet that Lynn didn't thank me in her blog and she just did that post the other day.

    First of all, I'm an adult, I don't need Lynn to make any shout out to me 2nd I don't contribute to the blog. She thanks me on twitter. JZ if I needed Lynn to speak up for me on twitter (as you said before she don't) I would tell her too. I asked her along time ago not to b/c I made the choice to stick up for Lynn and I have a mouth like a truck driver and I can handle my own. It's really a shame you all should take a look at the mean tweets this girl tweets to and about Lynn. She is dedicating her life to it.
    So you all know I even tried to see what the real problem was. C' mon why target 1 out of millions for hating Jill. I even tried to play nice with this JZ person. I realized as everyone said, JZ is an old twitter "I don't know friend, acquaintance"? that she had a falling out with. I was convinced for a minute that Jill Zarin put JZ up to it or hired her or something.
    I wanted to bring this up b//c I feel its important for you all who love this blog what hell she gets for having it and another reason US to keep reading and supporting Lynn. There is another blogger out there JS won't say the name that also dedicates her time calling RCH and Lynn "Hobby Bloggers"
    Of course this person is jealous b/c they have more followers than she will ever have and they get more hits on their blog than she ever will. Anger and resentment stems from hurt remember that everyone.
    So go ahead haters, it takes a lot of energy to hate, if you used that energy for something else wow you might become decent human beings one day.
    I'm sorry if this post is poorly;y written and had bad grammar, and may seem like a run on, i have so much on my mind right now and i wanted to be sure to write a post to you all before the end of the year to let you all know how I felt about this situation.
    Please be nice to my friend Sara who posted earlier. I didn't know she read the blog everyday. She came in to town to attend the funeral. That's a friend to hire a sitter for a few days to be here there for a friend and travel this time of year. Thank god she didn't get stuck at the air port somehow she managed thanks you thank you Jet blue Airlines.. I may have to kidnap her for a few extra days in case there is a delay.
    Happy New Year to all, please be safe tonight.
    BKA Formerly @amia009 on twitter. Now @laughingtweeter <- that will change

    • amia009 says:

      i didn’t go back and use spell check wither and i’m on my phone. so for the haters who say work on your grammar, i say, “work on your self then i’ll do a spell check” let’s admit, raise your hand if you use spell check? I DO I had to stop while writing that post to answer calls and do other things.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        @amia009-

        Many of us here know exactly what you are referring to, and have seen the… well, I guess the only word that comes to mind is…persecution of Lynn.

        And you’re right- it has gone way past being about this blog and has headed right into crazy town.

        I, for one, have no problem with what you posted or how it was posted. You seem to write like you speak and it’s like having a chat with a person I have never met before but we have discovered that we have all the same friends in common …and same enemies.

        I don’t follow you on twitter but I have seen some of your posts, and I wanted to let you know how sorry I am that you have lost another family member.

        You have a character trait that I value above almost all others, and that is loyalty.

        Thank you for posting and of course, your friend, Sara is always welcome here.

        Actually, I’m sure Lynn would welcome anyone who wants to post here, as long as they are not a troll. 😉

        • quincyil says:

          and Sara is the mother of 5, wow… I have to give her credit because that is so much work. She deserves that night on the town.

        • amia009 says:

          i probably will change my twitter name again b/c that little bitch keeps it up tweeted today about me and i haven’t said a thing to the tramp in days. . this year i don’t want to fight with people i don’t know in real life. I’m a Taurus , a bull i don’t back down but i have to learn too. all I’m doing is providing fun for them b/c that is what their life is harassing and stalking people.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            My dad is a retired Col. from the US Military Intelligence unit of the Army.

            His favorite advice to give me in any dispute (because he sees all disputes as warfare) I have is:

            “Bypass, Kick Ass”

            meaning bypass the haters, and the problem makers, and dedicate your life to well, your life. Living well is ALWAYS the best revenge.

            His other piece of advice that I really have to learn to take more to heart, I will share with you as it seems to apply to this situation:

            “Why scratch in the dirt with the turkeys, when you can soar in the sky with the eagles?”

            I wish nothing more for you in the New Year that you soar to the greatest of heights, and that when you look down, the turkeys appear to be no more than the tiny little specks of dust that they really are.

            • California35 says:

              “Why scratch in the dirt with the turkeys, when you can soar in the sky with the eagles?”
              Love it 🙂 I never heard of it, but my BF just asked if I didn’t with a weird tone, so I’m guessing it isn’t new 😛

            • Blue Sky says:

              OMIB, I love you…and your wise dad!

              Walk away from hate. Ignore it, it will go away. Take a twitter break, it’s good for your mental health. Instead of twitter time, how about trying exercise amia009? Lyn Fam board members are going on a health kick in 2011. I’m in, for 20 pounds.

              And sorry for your loss amia009.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        ahhh, and so it begins…

        just when I was Singing Joy to the World too

      • Blue Sky says:

        What crap. amia009 ignore vile stuff like this. I was wondering, for those that like to twitter among friends & keep the trolls out, can you block the haters? Or how about getting on ichat. The teens are on every night here. They have video conferences – 6 sub screens up, my son & his friends, all talking to each other on Oovoo. It must be cool to be in high school these days with that kind of technology!

        • Blue Sky says:

          you can chat without the video too…I’m def. not ready for my close up, lol

        • Katie says:

          I went onto twitter after RCH wrote a blog about it. I don’t go on it because there is so much ugliness and hate. I know people tweet alot . I just don’t get it.

      • skogsstig says:

        To IsLynnYourFriendAmia:
        >>But *your* words, like silent raindrops fell
        And echoed
        In the wells of silence<<

        (edited quote from Sounds of Silence)

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Amia009 for anyone who thinks I don’t give you enough credit, here it is loud and clear!

      First let me say I’m so sorry for your loss, I didnt know that you had a family member pass away, please accept my deepest consolences.

      I respect your opinions and you don’t have to like Bethenny just because I do, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do.

      I really love the way that you say what you think and feel, there are no misunderstandings, you always tell it like it is and I love that about you!

      So thank you for all of your support Amia, and make sure you tell me what your new Twitter name is, I’m trying to keep track of you 🙂 lol

      Have a happy New Year!

  15. quincyil says:

    Thanks for that link. It seems that Jill and Johnny are good friends in public tweets.

  16. HD says:

    Amia009…I am so lost….what is this? I don’t care about the spelling…I care about the gawwwwwwwwsip. LOL!

  17. HD says:

    Another gift from Baby Jesus today…I get to watch Real Houswife NYC Reunion! Oh to see Jill look like a fool yet again! What a wonderful way to start my New Years Eve! 🙂

    • California35 says:

      OMG OMG!!! I just looked at the listings, thank you for mentioning it. It will start at 9:30. It is a three part and I won’t be home all day, but I hit record. The reunion of DC is on right now.

  18. I don't have my notes says:

    Oh good lawd, I choked on my orange juice when you revealed that Jill is in Aruba right now. This is classic.

    I do have to wonder, however, why she wrote this at this time. I wonder if she, Alex and Simon did make up this season and in Jill’s mind she “won” and you and this blog has “lost” and she couldn’t wait to gloat over it. I remember Bethenny talking to Ramona on the Brooklyn Bridge about how Jill sees everything as either winning or losing.

    • quincyil says:

      Like Camille, Jill Zarin is playing mind games.

      • LynnnSoCal says:

        She would have to have a brain to do that! JZ seems so bizarrely immature. How, wIth all that’s occurred with her past Internet idiocy, does she not understand how it works? Major DUH! Mind games are beyond her. Behaving like a spoiled child on the other hand, seems to come naturally. When things don’t go her way, she acts out like a sophmoric teenager. I’m not too interested in the new season. Women behaving badly is becoming overdone.

  19. Sparkles says:

    I enjoyed Lynn’s 2010 snapshot. Inspired, I humbly offer my own views on Orange County:

    Vicki — Vicki works. “Woo hoo.” Vicki stops belittling her husband long enough to renew their wedding vows and buy him a big ring. We find out later the marriage is over.

    Tamra – Tamra doesn’t work. Husband Simon isn’t selling much tequilla during the recession. Tamra is sad. Vicki tells her to work. Simon is mad because only he can tell Tamra what to do. Tamra’s son gets a lip tattoo. Tamra gets a ring tattoo. We find out later the marriage is over.

    Gretchen – Gretchen “works.” She debuts her cosmetics line at a convention that no one attends. She laughs. Some think she is a gold-digger because she was engaged to an older dying rich man while having an affair (allegedly!) with Jay Photoshop. She inherits money. Now unemployed Slade is her boyfriend. Karma’s a bitch.

    Lynn – Lynn is sad because her husband hid from her the fact that you need to earn money in order to support a lavish lifestyle. How could he not tell her? Can the trust be restored? Lynn consoles herself by buying a $1k leather coat to match her face. Maybe she can sell more cuffs. Her daughters don’t work but that is okay because someone needs to be home to get the eviction notices.

    Alexis – Alexis’s husband Jim runs a very successful business that is located in a prestigious area of Craig’s List. She has two nannies to keep her kids from falling into pools. God wants them to be rich. When Alexis and Jim go to parties, she needs to fight the women off of her hot husband. Jim sports a fauxhawk. (Oops, did I say “sports”?)

    • quincyil says:

      I think Tamara has been trying to earn money with endorcement. She’s thin as a rail, but was trying to help Vicki and Jeanne with some diet supplement. She was in Chicago on St. Pat’s day at a conference. I saw the advertisement.

      Simon, Tamara’ s husband filed Bankruptcy so she won’t get much income from him in the divorce. She has to find money for her kids somehow.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      @sparkels! that was pretty funny.

      sparkly

    • klmh says:

      Yes, that was very sparkly. Enjoyed it.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Jim runs a very successful business that is located in a prestigious area of Craig’s List.

      LOL-that is frickin comedic gold.

    • Blue Sky says:

      lol sparkles very funny!

  20. momof7 says:

    HILARIOUS! I love it!

    Some of you may hate Jillzy, but boy I just love the way she keeps making a fool outta of herself ! And Lynn is always right there to catch it!

    Tooooooooo funny! Jillzy, you make it too fun and easy for this blog to be quality HW material!

    But seriously Jillzy… save yourself a few grays Lynn isn’t going to like you just because of Simon/Alex, like every free thinking individual we watch you on tv and form our own opinions…and, yep, its just you we don’t like 🙂

    How about being liked by others on your own merits? You know…a personality transplant?

    Too much?

    How about a good old fashioned attutude adjustment?

  21. OneMoreInBoston says:

    when I took a Sales Training course, we learned about a sales technique called a “pre-close”.

    an example would be,”well, Mrs.X if I was able to go to my manager and get him to agree to offer you Y and Z for the same amount of $, would you agree? I don’t want to ask him though unless you’re going to say yes, because I ‘ll get in trouble” So if Mr.s X tells me yes I just made a sale. If she says no- then I haven’t covered all the objections yet.

    it’s just testing the waters to see where you are in the sales process.

    You know sort of like, “If Simon asks you to end all the hate..will you? Just curious.”

    Absolute pre-close sales move. Testing the waters, finding out where Lynn stands.

    Jill, honey? You haven’t answered any of the objections and you’re pre closing way too soon.

    Lynn’s not even at the bargaining table, and you’re trying to sell her on “ending the hate”? Which is nothing more than a euphemism for “Change the name of the blog”.

    Sales 101- what’s in it for the other guy?

    How will Lynn benefit from changing the name of her blog? It is how she attracts her readers and how she has established herself. It feeds listeners to her podcast which is planned to try and attract corporate sponsors. So the title of this blog will actually help her financially. So what are you offering in exchange?

    This may be a hard concept for a woman who offers her husband blowjobs for jewelry to comprehend, but really, you have offered no incentives for Lynn to change her blog name.

    OT- let’s just hope and pray no one thinks to give this woman the book “Internet 101 for Dummies” because her lack of tech savvy trips her up every time. Well, that and her arrogance 😉

    • quincyil says:

      In Jill’s mind, her friendship is the incentive. Jill’s acceptance of Simon and Alex as minor cast mates in her show is the carrot. Perhaps, this should become a business deal. How much is Bobby willing to pay to have this blog leave the planet? How much would he pay to make Jill happy? We can move to another place to discuss as we have moved several times and our members found us. I think Lynn is established through the series on Associated Content
      and the radio podcast. I am willing to give up the unsolicited web sites that capture and use my guest blogs and will move with the board. There may be some restrictions on Lynn for a period of time. That happens when you sell a business, but we have so much non Jill Zarin content that we should be ok. It doesn’t mean that we would have to stop discussing Jill Zarin. Anyway, we are adults. We understand the ways of the world. Jill contact Lynn with your proposals directly, not through Simon. She can have her lawyers look offer your offer. Don’t worry, Jill has no power over any of us. We can discuss anything we want forever. One company buys another. It’s no big deal. Ask Comcast.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I think there is a better alternative than a buy out.

        I think there should be some sort of a partnership where she helps Lynn get Corporate sponsorships in exchange for the changing of the blog name. Start with Zarin Fabrics. 😉

        But Karina/Susan/Jill there will be no control over content. Lynn will not be censored.

        • quincyil says:

          That’s better. Zarin Fabrics can sponsor Lynn’ radio cast and future projects. I like that. You need to be on the negotiating team, one more in Boston. We should have our board lawyers help too. Jill is a NYC businesswoman who knows so much more than we simple folks.

        • quincyil says:

          I bet Jill will demand that her name never be used in the context IHJZ. That is the one thing she wants.
          There are a zillion Zarin zingers out there. She wants her name off of the this blog. It bothers her. She’s in Aruba and it bothers her.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            well, it’s hurtful to her. I get that.

            I also get that she SUCKS at basic public relations.

            She was very “coached” at the reunion and still couldn’t pull off a redemption.

            She tried to say she was seeking a spiritual journey by going to Israel on a sabbatical. That actually could’ve worked as a PR ploy if it hadn’t been just lip service.

            If she joins forces with Lynn, it could be the biggest PR coup of all the housewives combined.

            IMHO helping Lynn will only help her. and she needs all the help she can get.

            • quincyil says:

              I think that Simon wants to be the go between. Jill indicates that in her Karina voice. Time to step back and look at things clearly. Short term and long term goals for Jill and Lynn. Simon is great, but he has his own agenda. Everyone on the planet has an agenda.

              Now, I am going to the barn to shovel 25 stalls of extremely wet manure and put wood shaving down. Just lugging those huge bags of shavings is the equivalent of the cheesecake that board members will bring here tonight.

              • Blue Sky says:

                It’s worth cleaning out the stalls when there’s a CHEESCAKE reward after!!!

              • alicia says:

                God bless you Q ! I hate using shavings in my stalls-they are just so much work. The weather here in west palm is 70 and my horse is enjoying the sunshine.

  22. Obsessed with RH says:

    I absolutely love the fact that Jill is so consumed with herself that she sends a messag like that…..it is truly the gift that keeps on giving! Maybe if she spent a fraction of the time she spends on herself on cleaning up her image, maybe she wouldn’t be such a POS. I have been one if the few who never liked Jill since season one bc her snide comments and backhanded comments coupled with the glaringly obvious judgments drove me insane. She will forever be one of those people who looks down their nose at others when they have no business doing so. She is the epitome of “nouveau riche.”. She has always acted like she is better than everyone else because of her money, meanwhile people with real generational wealth, I.e. Old money, wouldn’t be caught dead spending their money on the nonsense she does or doing the ridiculous things she does.

    My biggest problem with Jill is that it is so clear she enjoys making other people miserable if they don’t do or say exactly what she wants. As such, she deserves to be miserable and unsuccessful because all this fame is doing is reinforcing her bull sh*t behavior. I truly believe she’d rather people talk about her even if it isn’t positive then her no longer be relevant…that would truly be her just desserts….for no one to care, and her never to be allowed into any fabbbbuloussss parties anymore…..one can only dream.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      I agree. I never saw what anyone saw in her the first season. When the signage-gate with Bethenny happened, I remember my blood kind of running cold at how evil Jill was. She was so jealous of B’s pretty fashion show hostess thing she had done before Jill’s fundraiser, and I believe she was finding a way to “put B in her place” and looking for anything to step on her with.

      How Jill could have accused Bethenny of being evil in putting up whoever’s liquor that was that had donated TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS worth of booze to the event is beyond me.

      It was all about Jill all the time. Never liked her from the beginning. I just rewatched that episode the other day, so it’s fresh in my mind again.

      Another thing that really bugs me about Jill is when she is chewing someone out on camera, she gets her awful ugly mug all screwed up while she’s yelling and then darts her eyes toward the camera to make sure they are “getting it” on film, I suppose. It’s creepy, to quote Amazongirl. Next time you’re seeing Jill chew someone out, watch her eyes as she’s yelling. She will ALWAYS check to make sure the camera is on her. Weird. Know that. (eek!)

      • Blue Sky says:

        It is so insane that Jill thinks her tantrums on the show are justified, that we the viewers will take her side. Her personality is warped, like her mother the “crypt keeper” Gloria. Why do they always want to punish others for their supposed “crimes” against them? What about forgive it, forget it, & move on. What does petty retribution get for you in the end Jill & Gloria…oh yes, plenty of bad karma & intense dislike from the RHONY fans. However, they do make great villains, & every good ho’wife show needs to have the resident villains. *Know that! lol

    • Nancy Doolittle says:

      Completly agree with you. During the reunion when crazy Kelly was being attacked it was JILL who put the stops to it. It immediatly came to mind that JILL would rather be on the hot seat then have the attention taken away from her.

  23. OneMoreInBoston says:

    I DO believe in the power of redemption.

    I also believe the universe has a way of leveling out the playing field so to speak. This blog, these comments , EVERYTHING here is actually for Jill’s higher good. IMHO, this is part of her journey.

    She needs to stop fighting against her journey tooth and nail. Life is not supposed to be as difficult as she is making it for herself.

    I wonder what would happen if Jill went into therapy. I would be interested in seeing if her behavior is, well, behavioral, or if she is truly nacissistic and there is no hope for her.

    • quincyil says:

      I learned a lot about personality disorders over Christmas. I had some discussions with a group of physicians while cooking and for fun, read a couple of text books from med schools… There are no medications for the personality disorders. They do the “talking” therapy, but they can be in it for scores of years and unless, like Bethenny, you want to change, it just doesn’t happen.
      This is Jill. I don’t think she can change. We can use that to our collective advantage. We just have to be open to change ourselves.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I respectfully disagree.

        I think the public backlash against her has hurt her, and has made her “wake up” to her own shortcomings. When she says she’s listening, tell me what to do, you can see the hurt, it’s palpable.

        Then she moved to anger and defiance. I’m not apologizing anymore!

        then she went to manipulation- with Susan Saunders and with johnny Weir.

        Now as Karina she’s trying to find the olive branch.

        maybe I’m the eternal optimist- but I have hope for Jill. It’s a small hope- but I think there’s hope.

        • Pantry Viewer says:

          I have to respectfully disagree, OneMore! I admire your goodness though, truly I do.

          But as my black heart where Jill is concerned will show, I do not believe Jill is trying to truly extend an olive branch. I think she desperately wants to be top dog with adoration, and she will immediately commence to ruin anyone who she sees fit to hurt at the moment for some imagined wrong or slight. She just wants to get her imagined “place” at the top of the totem pole back.

          Know that. (OMG! I said it again – LOL!)

        • quincyil says:

          She’s moving sideways….

          There is no positive movement…

          She feels pain, seeks revenge… manipulates… comes to the board to taunt….

          I don’t see changes for the good, just the same Jill in different circumstances….

          • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

            She is like a spoiled child who has a lot more power to hurt someone.
            Is she slithering like snake Q ? lol
            Between Jill & Kelly I have not seen such egomaniacs in a long time.

            • quincyil says:

              I see them all of the time, but our egomaniacs usually don’t have the power of money to affect us or that people close to us so we ignore them.

              I think I read that 20% of the US population has mental health needs. That’s one in five… who should get help.

              • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

                I was one of those people~thank goodness I have a Dr. who gave me exactly what I need for hot flashes~mood swings~depression & anxiety. He also gave me medicine for my arthritis.
                Why don’t they admit on Bravo
                that Kelly is definitely unbalanced & that Jill needs maybe some humble pie 😉

                • quincyil says:

                  I don’t think you could ever be like Jill or Camille. You have kindness in your heart.

                  • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

                    Thank you ~Q
                    That’s mean a lot to me. I care about you & everyone here. I seen kindness I haven’t in a long time.
                    Thank You So Much 😉

                  • Rabble Rouser says:

                    I agree with Q.

                    I haven’t seen anything from you that puts you anywhere in the same ball park as JZ or KB.

                    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

                      I don’t think I am an egomaniac yet..lol
                      I meant that I needed help with mood swings & whatnot.
                      But thank you RR
                      I think.
                      🙂

          • knocknoc says:

            I do believe that we will continue to see the many faces of Jill. Evolving towards a more evil and meaner woman and never see a change towards those who challenge her. Jill has always said that she will never change…..this I believe is her sincere truth.

        • Sparkles says:

          I agree with you, OneMore. My armchair analysis:

          Jill has goodness in her. (*ducking!*) For example, she appears to be a loving mother and can be supportive and kind at times. I’m sure that Bobby puts up with her for a reason.

          But there is a deep insecurity there. She feels the need to impress people and have “status.” She must be liked and cares way too much about what people think of her, including people she has never met. That is why she is terribly thin-skinned. And if she feels betrayed or threatened, she lashes out and can be vengeful. She is so insecure that she acts in childish ways to show she is popular and try to make people like her.

          I don’t think she is mean just for the fun of it. (Like Camille was to Faye Resnick… Camille thought she was being oh so clever at dinner…pat pat on her own head.) In Jill’s case, I think her actions stem from some massive insecurity complex. She acts like a 13 year-old girl.

          I think Jill should get therapy and get in touch with her better self and what really matters in life — not material possessions, fans on FB, articles in US magazine, etc. Maybe she just does not have the emotional make-up to be on a reality TV show.

          That’s why I now give Kelly a pass. After seeing Scary Island, it is clear she has problems and should be doing the show.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I respectfully disagree.

          Jill is in collusion with self professed ‘anti-bullying’ advocates who’s only function and action have been to scold anyone who appears on Lynn’s radio show and accuse them of being tolerant to hate and bullying.

          Simon (VanKampen) was accused of sending fans to mock and harass them when he actually never even mentioned them.

          Now Jill is (allegedy) here under another pseudonym accusing this as being a hate blog- and again Simon and are at the crux of it all.

          As Judge Judy would say about people changing…
          How old are you? (Jill Zarin)
          47
          SHE AIN’T GOING TO CHANGE.

          It’s just well past the point of her being able to change.
          She isn’t even on the road to change….but it’s kind of you to hold out hope 🙂

      • klmh says:

        She doesn’t have a personality disorder, imo. I have been around someone that does and Jill doesn’t meet the criteria… by a long shot.

        • quincyil says:

          from my discussions and study… I think it’s a personality disorder too. I don’t think medications will help, but she should be in therapy so that she and the people around her can be happier.

          • klmh says:

            I think the problem comes from our perception of what her problem is, and please trust me, she wouldn’t have the friends she has because people with pd are difficult, at best, to be around. I unfortunately know from where I speak, so to speak…

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      She would find a therapist that told her what she wants to hear.
      Unfortunately there are a lot of them out there. Jill is crazy & if she is so dense to have to go to therapy to understand how she is such a bitch & a sneak & a really vile person & don’t see her ever changing. She thinks all she has to do is say she sorry & all is forgiven. You have to earn trust back as well as friendship.
      But Jill says Alex cannot be forgiven. She just make me sick~;p & Kelly~don’t even get me started. These women call be charming as hell when they want to & I still cannot believe Jill trying to hurt Bethenny’s Show.
      Like she said~she didn’t have no Bawby & her way of getting jewelry from her husband~keep it to yourself idiot.

    • Blue Sky says:

      It’s fascinating to read what you all think. Psychology/Psychiatry students will study Jill for a long time, don’t you think? What a lesson on how to diagnose the “jill” disease. If Jill wanted to change for the better, she would get therapy. Her ego (& narcissism) is way too big, imo so unfortunately for her, she probably will never change. What will happen when RHONY is over, & she’s out of the limelight? We never see her with real life friends on the show, unlike Ramona. Friends, good friends that is, are similar to therapy. They help you get through the bumps & detours of your journey through life.

      • Mookies1mom says:

        Quiet the lively discussion discussion today! After studying psychology and working for many years with people with different types of mental illness I think it obvious that Jill is egocentric. Look at how her mother behaves, Jill learned from her. (I can just hear “mother isn’t happy” ringing in my ears. Ahhh!) I think that if Jill wanted to change she would go to therapy. But I don’t think she wants to change really. I mean so far the way she has behaved has gotten her what she wanted. But after joining the show and so many people seeing how she does behave and that we dare think that something she does is unacceptable she is receiving a backlash unlike anything she has ever experienced. I don’t know where else I was going with this… But I do enjoy reading everybody’s opinions about her.

  24. lillybee says:

    I watch the season 2 reunion yesterday. Kelly sure brought a bit of her crazy there.
    She was trying to point out differences between herself and Bethenny and said “You are a brunette and I am a blonde.” Maybe that is her problem. She sees herself as a blonde even though she has brown hair. Whatever she meant, it was strange.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      Wasn’t that weird and creepy? It’s one of those moments where you laugh, but then it turns into an uncomforable weirdness.

      Imagine is Kelly had said, “You’re a brunette and I’m a blonde. Know that.”

      I am so sorry, I will not say “know that” one more time today. It’s rather addicting! LOL!

  25. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Good morning everyone 🙂
    Wow! Did y’all get started early or I get started late?
    Thanks @AZ Girl for the training tips. Gotta find me a track that’s free on mondays ;-).

    • AZ Girl says:

      Good luck!

    • Blue Sky says:

      My son’s high school has a great track. In the warm weather, I like to walk with friends really early (7:30 am) when the kids aren’t using it.

      • TrueLifeDiva says:

        I thought about that as there are a few schools less than a mile from my home. But the schools out here start at 7:45 am and the track and football teams often have before school practice. I imagine I would have to hit the fields before 6:00 to get in some training before I got shoo-ed away by the coaches 😉

  26. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Happy New Years Eve~Great Year End Blog Lynn
    Watching NYC Wives Reunion~

  27. quincyil says:

    I know that Jill Zarin probably hasn’t studied “The Rules of War,” at West Point and probably has not borrowed Camille Grammer’s reading list, but she is very much into a war with Simon and Alex. This is a War of Attrition.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attrition_warfare

    In this type of warfare, one side slowly beats down the other. The side with less concious and more artillary usually wins.

    Jill is beating the crap out of Alex and Simon and they are going down. Alex thought she could stand up to Jill and we applauded her for trying, but in the real world and NYC is the real world, the powerful often destroy those with less power. Try having you neighborhood store on a corner that Trump wants to buy and build on in NYC.

    I think Simon and Alex have taken so many hits that they are battle scarred and frankly don’t have the strength to stand up to another barrage from Jill and whoever is her best friend that week. I bet we only see part of these wars. Bethenny told us that it was so much more when she was the daily target. I don’t blame Alex and Simon for folding. Countries give up. Why not families who want to make a living in Brooklyn?

    • Blue Sky says:

      Is it as bad as that Q? NYC is such a huge place, there must be plenty of people who don’t have a clue about the RHONY (or they purposefully ignore it). Alex & Simon will always have a place in NYC, among people that appreciate them for what they are. That’s the best part of NYC, it’s so diverse, so many things to do & see. Famous celebs (NOT Bravo fauxcelebs lol) walk the streets in NYC & no one bothers them. It’s so cool. Jill Zarin & her ilk are more likely ignored because people don’t want to know them!

      • aquamarinecandy-083 says:

        Lots of people in NYC have no clue who the Real Housewives are, apart from Bethenny Frankel. I was in Manhattan last April and met LuAnn at the charity denim drive at JCPenney (in Manhattan Mall) – Jill and Kelly were there also, and no one knew who they were — none of the people waiting in line to donate their jeans, none of the salespeople at JCPenney…they all looked at me and said “Who???????????” It surprised me a bit!

        The Real Housewives do have their photos taken and posted on sites such as NY Social Diary, but many people don’t give a crap about them!

      • quincyil says:

        I was speaking of the war in the real housewives of new york, not the streets of the city. Alex and Simon are worn down by four years of fighting with Jill.

        • Mookies1mom says:

          I could see that happening. You can only bash your head against a brick wall for so long without figuring out that: 1. It hurts them (Silex), 2. She’s (Jill) does not appear to be changing and 3. You have to stop at some point otherwise you will keep repeating this and nothing changes except you are bleeding more. (I’m experiencing something along these lines with a friend right now and it is extremely tiring. At some point you have to back away and stop repeating the same behavior otherwise you become the insane one. That is if you follow the theory of the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting a different outcome.)

        • Blue Sky says:

          ah, yes I see what you mean – it must be so exhausting to deal with Jill. Alex & Simon must have some reason for taking the abuse season after season. Maybe they see what they will get from the show as worth dealing with Jill? I’m glad they are on. Wouldn’t want to watch RHONY without Silex, Ramona & Sonja…I plan to fast forward thru Foghorn’s scenes!!

          • Mookies1mom says:

            Oh, I’m glad they are on as well. I like them as a couple and individuals. The show probably supplements their income and then they were able to publish their book which adds even more. Plus, when they are done filming they can ignore Jill.

    • knocknoc says:

      I do believe that Jill is a superior fighter/warrior. Once she
      knocks you down she keeps pounding and pounding you into
      the ground and does not want you to fight back or get up from
      the battle at hand. Jill knows that she can get you down and
      again pound on you until the fight in you is slowing but surely
      gone and the person has no desire to fight because they know
      deep down that more fighting is fruitless. Jill will win in the
      end because she is that desperate to come out on top.

  28. HD says:

    I am watching the reunion of Real Housewife New York and I am CRACKING UP that Ramona told Kelly, “I don’t really call my daughter stupid. I just did that to make you feel better.” LMAO!! Too funny!

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      I love that too.

    • aquamarinecandy-083 says:

      Love Ramona! I still crack up at Ramona’s comment to Kelly at the Kodak event — “I can’t talk to you, you have no brain, goodbye!” LOL!!! So appropriate for spinny Kelly.

  29. TLM says:

    I was watching Camille’s invite call to Kyle for the Dinner From Hell last night for the millionth time. At this point, when I see that scene, I start talking to the TV. “Don’t do it, Kyle! Run, Kyle, run!!!” Oh, the sad ways I amuse myself. 😉

    Today it looks like Bravo is playing all the reunion shows, and now they’re up to the NYC wives with the Kelly walkout. How I can stand watching this over and over? It’s a little like the Zapruder film: I see something different each time I watch.

    I will say Bethenny looked so much better at the reunion, immediately post-pregnancy, than she has looked in recent months. All of the volume went out of her face and she looks positively emaciated. She has gone from Skinnygirl to Scarygirl. I wish that she would keep her weight higher.

    • HD says:

      I have said the same thing. She looks REALLY skinny and not healthy. I think she is tired. With some rest and relaxation, good times with Jason and Bryn she would look 100 times better. I think she looks like that because she is burning both ends of the candle.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      I bet skating caused her to lose any weight she had left. I am sure she will start looking healthier soon. She has a lot to stay healthy for~Cute lil’ Bryn & Hot hubby Jason ~ her show etc…

      • TLM says:

        There’s no question that skating did not help, because she was already small. She didn’t eat enough to keep pace with what she was burning off. (Interestingly, though, all the other women seemed to stay at a good weight. It seems like B maybe overcompensated for her fear of overeating and using skating as an excuse). But in looking at photos I have of her before she was ever pregnant, she also was too thin. I really think her weight should be higher than what she normally maintains.

  30. lillybee says:

    On January 8th, Jill and Ginger Zarin will be on the show “It’s me or the dog”. I don’t think that it is must see TV.

  31. klmh says:

    Boston 02127:

    Glad to see you’re up and adam this morning. No chicken recoil? House smells pretty again?
    Big smiles and grins to you this morning!

  32. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thank you Lynn for a blog that is too much fun. Thank you to all who post with wit and wisdom. IMHO, the housewives franchise are better because of this blog. And while I wish all the happiest of new years, I do have to go on record once more – I hate Jill Zarin!

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      I Do Too! Not crazy about the crappy dog of hers either~could not believe that pic on twitter when I still had an account with them & facebook.
      NO offense to other doggies. I Love All Animals~Even 2 legged ones lol
      Just finished doing my nails~Pure Ice~Sand Dollar Gold~I got the prettiest top
      to wear tonight with spectacular colors & patterns.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Robin, you sang this tired song up thread and no one paid attention to you then, no one is now.

      I guess this post is called: divide and conquer?

      Amia is a big girl, she doesn’t need you to “help” her see who her friends are.

      Stop worrying about who Lynn likes or dislikes, and get yourself some OCD medication for the New Year.

      Sending you love…no- really…I am…I just want you to be happy and stop attacking other people. Just be happy- please.

      • quincyil says:

        If only we had a Medium who could read minds like the BH housewives….

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          That’s what I love about me~I can but I won’t~
          Know That Q ~lol

          • quincyil says:

            rotfl…. I can too. We share that common bond. I don’t perform at dinner parties unless I am prepaid. I bet we could have lunch and converse without a single word being spoken. That would be so cool.

            • Blue Sky says:

              Vulcan mind meld, so much better than voicing your thoughts. By the way Q, I always thought Spock looked Iranian…your destiny has been fulfilled!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Who are you and why do you care?

      I think most of the people here are comfortable enough posting their opinions without needing constant acknowledgment and praise from Lynn.

      I find it rather unfortunate that like a puppy dog, you need to be given a treat every time you do a trick or piss on the newspaper instead of the rug.

  33. Need a Hobby says:

    Aruba?? Ha! That’s hysterical!

    She’ll blame Ally. Or Susan Saunders, the cat threatener.

  34. twoile says:

    Greetings to all, Thank you Lynn 4 creating a wonderful blog space to enjoy….thank you 2 Quincyil 4 being a grand alternate creator….Many wishes for all to have/create a fablous 2011. For those who have had challenges in the past that have carried over o 2010, may you be able to resolve/distance them or let them go you’ve done your best & deserve the rest. For those who have suffered the terrible loss of a loved one, when you least expect it, a melody, a scent will spark a memory so strong that you’ll know the love goes on forever. With time it turns from bittersweet to sweet memories that restore the joy stolen with the loss. Take care Blessings in 2011. Jeanne

  35. Adgirl says:

    @Lynn, the funniest part about the Katrina post is the implication that Simon is your boss. I hadn’t thought of you in that way before!

    Simon to Lynn: “A Peace Treaty has been signed. Stop attacking Jill Zarin. New Target is Sonja Morgan.”

    Lynn: “Yes, your Excellency! Blog named I Hate Jill Zarin will be closed. New blog named Sonja Morgan is a Biotch will be implemented immediately!”

    • quincyil says:

      Apparently, when Lynn met with Simon and Alex in Chicago, Jill had freaked out and shared that she thought this site was a conspiracy by Silex to take over the Island of Manhattan. rotfl… Maybe… I got that wrong, but I thought read it here on the board…

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      That alone was a dead give away that our hateful housewife hasn’t changed!

      • quincyil says:

        We should think of new titles for a new board …

        The USA Group Hug for Jill Zarin Board

        The We Try to Like Jill Zarin Board

        The Can’t We All Be Friends With Jill Zarin Board

        These statements actually hurt my brain.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Ha! Funny AdGirl.

  36. Wall St Lady says:

    What do
    our own

    sammyjoesmom

    Tim Matheson
    Diane von Furstenburg
    And
    Barbara Carrera
    Have in Common ?

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      They all hate Jill Zarin? No?

      Hmmm. Birthday?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It’s birthday time! yeah!

      • Wall St Lady says:

        Happy Birthday !
        sammyjoesmom

        Happy Birthday ! !
        Your cake is a buttercream classic that grandma made full of memories of childhood past.
        There is a basket of miracles too.
        They are all all in your neighborhood in a tree house.

        Sammy, now for u and your celeberty
          December 31 pals

        YOUR SIGN – Capricorn

        YOUR ELEMENT – Earth

        YOUR RULERS – Saturn

        Astrological Birthday Features

        The December 31 Capricorn is the type of person who will always plan their moves in life very carefully. 

        They will do so with the outlook and intention to risk as little as possible while at the same time to gain as much as possible.

        In other words,  you will prefer to place yourself into the most favorable position in order to win. 

        If one was to look at this aspect of  December 31 nature in the terms of gambling, then you would want to be the “banker” or the “dealer” in the game where as such the odds always favor the banker and not the player.  

        

        In matters of the heart, the December 31 will always do all that they can in order to advance and protect the interests of those who are close to them.

        In reality the December 31 would always favor the prestige of that top position at work, the C.E.O for example. 

        However, should they be in a subordinate position, they will be incredibly loyal employees and will continue to remain so long  as they have and hold a sincere respect for those who are in  positions above them.

        The last day of the calendar year does has a sense of finality about it. Having said that however, those born on this December 31 birth date have the ability to take a broad view and are able to perceive the trend of events.

        As a December 31 birth date you possess a nobility of purpose that, at your best, is expressed by a deep and abiding desire to serve. Your path is that of the true knight.

        You have the capability to delve deep into the mysteries of life and, when necessary, you can hold your counsel.

        You have a inherent capability to exercise wisdom, patience, and good judgment and, with such qualities you should strive to share your insights with others whenever possible. 

        You should endeavor not to spend too much time in your own company.

        This last day of the modern calendar also enhances your ability to look not only inward, but also backward in order to gain a retrospective awareness of the events in your life.

        There is the quality of wisdom associated with your December 31 birthday with the result that, your inherent prudence will tend to ensure that whatever you decide to put your mind to will generally always provide you with an acceptable measure of success.

        The symbol for Capricorn is a mysterious figure that is half-goat and half-fish. The ambitious goat is the more familiar image, and the fish who can swim within the deep ocean adds a great sensitivity to life.

        The mineral gemstones of violet sapphire and amethyst are compatible to your birth date. They are gems that can not only appeal to your senses but also help to deepen the sensitivity of your nature.

        On your home front, mosaic type tables are excellent furniture objects for the December 31. 

        In your bathroom you might like and appreciate a tile design that includes some pleasing mosaic pieces.

         A large tub or Jacuzzi with whirlpool jets can be the perfect place for you when your sensitivities need to be  soothed.

        Those born this day are very often enthusiastic gardeners. 

        Many become skilled experts in the garden and find that the art of pruning of trees, shrubs and plants a very satisfying and meditative activity. 

        In general, whether it be Elm trees, cypress or any other form of pruned type growth, all will generally  respond and develop well under the December 31 green thumb. 

        A rock garden could well be feature piece forming part of the garden landscape of a December 31.

        Your special magic numbers are 7 and 6.

        The thirty-first day of the twelfth month reduces to seven, and the number seven is the number of victory, rest and a pause between the cycles of expression.

        The 366th day of the year reduces to six, and the number six supports your path with a love of beauty and harmony, plus the instinctive sense that knowledge not used is but empty.


        Hummmm ?
        Sammy tell us what rings true.
        Are u really that cool & complicated ?
        Regardless
        We wish u

        MANY

        MANY

        Happy Returns

        And

        Great Blessings !
         

        • sammyjoesmom says:

          I don’t want to sound cocky in any way at all but you just Completely Nailed ME!!! How in the hell did you do all that???? I not only have a garden, I have some 200-3oo rocks that surround my gardens. Thank you for all of that and I am really impressed. Weird but too cool! Peace and love, Debbie

        • twoile says:

          Many happy returns Birthday ladies, enjoy your day:0)

    • sammyjoesmom says:

      I had no idea? Thank you !!! I think we all hate Jill Zarin. She even gave me a present. She unblocked me and followed me on twitter for almost 4 hours. It was one of the best gifts I got. I (like an idiot) made the mistake of commenting to her and poof, I was unfollowed and blocked again. Shame, isn’t it? LOL

  37. TLM says:

    How come Kelly never called Sonja a ho-bag when Sonja was the one constantly talking about sex on the St John trip and elsewhere?? Yet Kelly said she was “the only fun one,” even though Sonja also said,”She’s crazy [meaning Kelly] and now we’re all picking on her.” Why did Kelly not blame Sonja for calling her crazy? It made no sense to me.

    • Adgirl says:

      Same as Camille vs Kyle.
      Camille-Kelly has determined her competitor for male attention and now has to undermine her. Sonja doesn’t fall into Kelly’s age group.

    • quincyil says:

      I think Jill set things up so Kelly thought Sonja would be her protector. You could gleen that from some comments from the three of them here and there.
      Jill probably had a lot of phone calls or texts about this trip. She tried to ruin it because it was Ramona’s idea and Bravo went for it. Sonja was hurt when Kelly lumped her in with the bullies later. I think tons of crap happens out of our line of vision.

  38. Adgirl says:

    @ Quincy. I wish I could have read with you the med books on Personality Disorder. I would like to know what qualifies as a personality disorder vs someone with a crappy personality.
    The only one I am clear on is narcissism, primarily from my own personal experience with a destructive narcissist (actually is was a pair of narcissists – Salahi style).

    What do you think Jill and Kelly’s problems are?

    • quincyil says:

      Of course, the following is speculation so you should read the links and think about the people we know and decide if my guess is close to correct.

      I thought that Kelly has a Asperser’s Syndrome, which is a mild form of autism in adults.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome

      I took a lot of notes on Personality disorders while thinking about Jill. I think she’s a Narcissist.

      The following is from: https://health.google.com/health/ref/Personality+disorders

      Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which there is an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with one’s self.
      Causes
      The cause of this disorder is unknown. Narcissistic personality disorder usually begins by early adulthood.
      Symptoms
      A person with narcissistic personality disorder:
      • Reacts to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation
      • Takes advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals

      I think Camille may have Histrionic Personality Disorder

      Symptoms include:
      • Acting or looking overly seductive
      • Being easily influenced by other people
      • Being overly concerned with their looks
      • Being overly dramatic and emotional
      • Being overly sensitive to criticism or disapproval
      • Believing that relationships are more intimate than they actually are
      • Blaming failure or disappointment on others
      • Constantly seeking reassurance or approval
      • Having a low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification
      • Needing to be the center of attention (self-centeredness)
      • Quickly changing emotions, which may seem shallow to others

      Everyone on the planet has some of these tendencies, BTW… It’s just some of us have more…. We all have complicated personalities which come from our genetics and environment. It’s tough to overcome these problems and that is why so many psychiatrists have big houses in NYC and LA where people can afford therapy.

      • quincyil says:

        My mouse failed to link all of the Narcissist symptoms

        person with narcissistic personality disorder:

        Reacts to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation
        Takes advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals
        Has feelings of self-importance
        Exaggerates achievements and talents
        Is preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love
        Has unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment
        Requires constant attention and admiration
        Disregards the feelings of others, lacks empathy
        Has obsessive self-interest
        Pursues mainly selfish goals

        • Blue Sky says:

          Wow, that is Jillzilla (Narcissist)…& Camille does sound like she fits under Histrionic Personality Disorder.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            Camille and Danielle sort of remind me of eachother.

            • quincyil says:

              Danielle fits that list like Camille too. I noticed that they both have similar histories of provocative dancing also.

              Danielle wants to make comments on Dina, but no one should bring up Danielle’s past. There are some causes of this disorder at the link provided. Danielle claims she was abused. Camille hasn’t said anything about that, but somehow I think something happened to Camille when she was young. It’s a gut feeling, but I bet Kelsey knows and he protected her from that getting out. We may hear about that fairly soon. That’s just my medium prediction.

              • quincyil says:

                Remember OJ Simpson… he was absolutely loved by many friends, but he was a narcissist true and true. Doctors talked about him during the trial. I think there are degrees of dysfunction. Everyone has a bit of narcissism in order to survive. Jill has more. OJ has a lot more.

                So if we know someone like I know someone with a severe case of Borderline Personality Disorder and I look at someone with a milder version, I might not think it fits, but doctors look at the range of dyfunction.

                The same goes for Kelly Bensimon. She is functioning, but we all can see that something is wrong. When you look at what it might me, you notice how she can’t stand group talk and turns off. Read the link that I gave and think about how Kelly behaves and decide if it fits.

                • quincyil says:

                  Did you know that perfectly normal people can have psychotic episodes? Too much caffeine can cause them. Apparently, fish oil daily helps reduces the length and occurrence. When Kelly was on the island, I thought her diet might have played a role in her behavior. Also excessive alcohol…all of those shots.

      • klmh says:

        Can you diagnose someone that you see on TV for a few minutes every week for a few months? This is the ONLY way Narcissism can be diagnosed:
        This disorder is only diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing.

        Here is the link:
        http://www.mentalhealth.com/dis/p20-pe07.html

        Quincy, you are a fair person, but to hang a personality disorder around JZ neck with the little information you have about her, on this blog, is taking your M.D. in psychiatry too far.

        • quincyil says:

          I just give the links and tell people to think about what we know. I am not diagnosing and I am very careful to say that. We do know some things that go on off camera through Jill’s web site, her book, her twitters and interviews.

          I didn’t say I have a degree…. in this… I have been super careful.

          • klmh says:

            “I think Jill is a Narcissist.” Your quote. Then you back it up with some information on the internet. The problem is you leave some information out, like the inability to make a diagnosis like this without other s/s much more serious. It borders on a diagnosis, and unjustifiably so, imo.

            • quincyil says:

              OK, your opinion. You are allowed to have that opinion here. I would never suggest that you or anyone else would not have that right.

        • BessiB says:

          Not a diagnosis. Just a matter of If the Foo Shits

      • klmh says:

        Wow Quincy, I didn’t realize you had an M.D. in Psychiatry!
        You will also know that the diagnosis you throw at her can only be diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing.
        I am not a personal friend of JZ, but I would say this does not pertain to her.
        You seem to be a fair person, but labeling because she has a few of these symptoms is unfair. As you mentioned, we all have faults and can fit into some of these categories. Sorry, but this disease has affected a member of my family and your internet searches don’t do this disease justice.

        • klmh says:

          Meant to send the 2nd, not the first. Wonder what my diagnosis is, probably Alzheimer’s?

        • quincyil says:

          I couldn’t be any more careful than I have been when I was asked what I thought by another board member. I explained that I was not a professional and that I just read, then gave links….. which had https… All I can do is ask you to reread and see that I told people to consider this for themselves…

          • klmh says:

            Quincy, you know as well as I that when you make a statement, “I think she is a narcissist” you are labeling her. Your husband is a physician and you are accomplished at your field. People take what you say to heart. You are well read and write blogs on this site. You are knowledgeable on many things, but I’m coming from the place of knowing what this disease is about and diagnosing or inferring a diagnosis as serious as this is a terrible label to stick on anyone. Best to keep it generic. Tendencies, ok, personality disorder, not so much…

            • quincyil says:

              I agree with you… But… I prefaced it with this is my guess… and asked people to consider it for themselves. I think that allows my to say what I think. In fact everyone here says what they think. Honestly, the first sentence sets the parameters of the discussion. I hope you agree, but if you want to dispute that go ahead. I can say no more to convince you of this.

        • quincyil says:

          kmlh, I brought down the question and my first sentence to make it easier for you.

          What do you think Jill and Kelly’s problems are?

          Reply
          quincyil says:
          December 31, 2010 at 1:55 pm
          Of course, the following is speculation so you should read the links and think about the people we know and decide if my guess is close to correct.

          I was asked, I responded being clear that it was my guess. Everyone is free to disagree with my guess, klmh. I welcome that.

          • klmh says:

            I am thru with this discussion as well. You have every right to your opinion, and yes, you were asked about what you thought. But when I see someone throw P.D. diagnoses around it pisses me off. No one deserves that diagnosis unless its given by a professional.
            The end.

      • UnderMyWheels says:

        What ever happened to Angelofdevs? Her blog was fascinating with matching the wife to a personality disorder. Can’t imagine what she could have done with DC and BH!

  39. Not all true says:

    Lynn,
    If you are going to call housewives out, you have to be honest yourself, so I’m gonna call you out IF you will post this.
    You say you have no connection to Simon & Alex other than meeting them at a book signing? That’s not true Lynn, fess up. I used to be a regular out here and I know things.
    TWO examples:
    Who hooked you up with Rich Amons? Answer: SIMON & ALEX

    Who gave WSL Simon & Alex phone number? YOU DID

    So if you are totally unconnected, explain this.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Actually, she said she met them once- unless you are aware of secret meetings then where is the deception?

      She said she didn’t have them on SPEED DIAL, suggesting they are not people she would call frequently. She never said she didn’t have their number.

      Simon has exchanged the odd tweet with me, that doesn’t mean we are friends or that I actually know him.

      Why did you feel the need to drop WSL’s name? What a SAD little attempt to pretend that you are somehow in the ‘know’.

      How are YOU connected to JILL ZARIN? STFU Johnny Weir.

      • quincyil says:

        Wow… Simon tweeked you. When his book was coming out I wrote something on the Silex facebook page and they sent a nice comment back… I feel like they are my best friends now. ….not… rotfl

    • HD says:

      My goodness.

      If Lynn does know Simon and Alex who cares? What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? Jill is still a stone cold idiot that I hate!

      And you know what, you are DEAD WRONG for mentioning WSL name. You are a stone cold you know what for doing that. Go on some damn where! Uhhhhhhhh people need to get a damn like in 2011. I’m sick of all the stupidity. Last day of the damn year, we’re having a nice time commenting and watching the reunions and here comes this idiot. Go sit down somewhere! You done pissed me off.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Remember when I said I had a crush on you?

        I like you even more when you are mad- it’s kind of hot.

        • HD says:

          LOL! The feeling is certainly mutual! I thought wow she really is a rabble rouser! LOL!

          Girl now she done really pissed me off. Giving out that woman’s name like that! If I could cyber slap her I would. Coming up in here with all that bovine spillage!

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            🙂

            I am glad it was edited out. Not that our dear WSL is in any way cowering and hiding.

            Maybe Lynn should post that person’s IP addy and we can all go on a ‘digging’ session. Let’s see how they like it.

        • AZ Girl says:

          I know it is early but I am enjoying a glass of wine and you and HD just made me spit it out laughing. You both owe me a a glass of wine. 🙂

      • sammyjoesmom says:

        I think that’s why Jill was here. The reunion was airing and she could feel my hate.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      The trolls that are invading the board today remind me of the SMALL group of former posters who harrass Lynn everyday on Twitter. They just can’t stay away.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      You know things? LMAO that’s funny!

      I said I am a fan like anyone else, I met them at a book signing and along with about 50 others went to a cocktail reception in their honor. I’m not hiding that, you can read the blog about it…but I think you already have read it.

      Feel free to ask Rich Amons, I tweeted him and asked if he would be on the show, he agreed. Alex and Simon had nothing to do with it.

      But really…who cares?

      • quincyil says:

        Mrs. Rich Amons cares. rotfl….

      • quincyil says:

        Lynn, these discussions are like the Malibu dinner parties, the table tossing dinner in NJ and dinner with Kelly Bensimon on Scary Island. They are our own version of disfunction. I think the reality stars should analyze these threads and discuss them amongst themselves.

        • quincyil says:

          dysfunction I need to read my own posts.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            mu goodness…I go down to the break room with my staff for a lil tipple of the bubbly and I come back to a Troll Zone!

            Thankful of a small amout of libations to fortify myself for battle.

            is it possible to be in love with ALL of you? Of course it could just be the champers talking, but I have a serious girl crush on all of you right now.

            • quincyil says:

              I think it’s possible for you to have a group crush. If it’s a North Korean group wedding, it has to be on Feb. 16, Kim Jong Il’s birthday and it’s outside. That’s cold. Wear boots.

            • Wall St Lady says:

              Ditto

  40. AZ Girl says:

    O.K. do I need to everyone out of the pool again for fighting?

    • HD says:

      If you are REALLY a friend why didn’t you ask her this personally like in an email? You just want to start shit. You can go sit down somewhere too. GET A DAMN LIFE in 2011!!!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      And the only one who seems to care is you…not even AMIA seems to concerned by all of this. I follow Lynn of twitter too and I don’t have any idea who Amia is, so I can’t imagine Lynn spent too much time discussing her.

  41. TrueLifeDiva says:

    I see the flying monkeys have been let out of their cages. Is anybody here “clutching their pearls” at the revelations being spewed on these drive-by posts? I have yet to hear anything shocking. What do you want, a fucking cookie? I could care less who gets a shout out on Twitter or IHJZ. Lynn’s personal friendships don’t concern me. I’m cool with people who are cool with me. If you don’t like me, kick rocks!
    Oh yeah, “know that” ;-).

  42. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @RabbleRouser, totally agree with your reply to the flying monkeys.
    “Know that” 😉

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Thanks babe- not sure which monkey you mean though since there are a few red assed baboons here today.

  43. Smompy says:

    I’m with Karina, et al! You Jill Zarin haters just disgust me. It’s a little known fact, but in Aruba, as in most other island nations (Australia, for instance) Jill Zarin is considered a national treasure. She’s right up there on a par with Mother Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt or Princess Di. It’s not Karina’s fault that all-a-yallz are jealous of Jill’s beauty, her hard-earned wealth, her talent (on the ice and off), her intelligence, her mad social skills and her innate, basic goodness. Etc. Face it…Jill is the one of the prettiest, kindest, sweetest, most generous human beings to have ever walked the earth, and no one here is even fit to gaze upon her angelic beauty. At this point I should probably take a moment to mention that in my house, New Year’s Eve is always “Opposite Day.” Now, to continue…man, that Kelly Bensimon sure is SANE, isn’t she? Really, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a woman so bright, mature and completely UNcrazy. Kelly RULES!!!

    But seriously, thanks for the brief HWs recap, Lynn. It reminded me how much I dislike the OC gals. I really don’t know how I even watch that show. There’s honestly nobody there for me to like. Just as with the Jersey gals, it always boils down to figuring out which HW I hate the least and then trying to convince myself that I sorta “like” her, so that I’ll have at least one cast member to root for. The end-of-year recap also reminded me of the hopes I had at the end of last season’s RHWoNYC. I thought that perhaps when Bravo realized that us viewers actually enjoyed watching these ladies basically getting along and being funny (I’m talking about Sonja, Bethenny, Ramona and Alex, of course) and doing things together without trying to kill or backstab each other, that they might learn from it and make the new season a tiny bit less violent or caustic. Looks like my hope was probably in vain though, as JZ is clearly being encouraged to act a fool, STILL. Oh well, I can always look forward to a new season of BGM I guess. I recently rewatched the entire first season online and enjoyed it all over again. But I do feel like I’ve been waiting forever for that new season already. Brynn Hoppy must be about six years old by now. C’Mon BravoAndy, put away the tanning spray, lose the booze, uncross those eyes and and get Bethenny and Jason back on the air already!

    Quincy, thanks for pointing out Jill’s love of alliteration. I noticed that with her fake names too. Susan Saunders? Karina Krackwhorski? What’s next, Jill? Zelda Zimmerman? Betty B. Boopstein? Geezus H. Cripes, think outside the box a little, Ms. Zarin!

    • quincyil says:

      LOL…. I love you too.

      That was a great post…

      I love words and we have a number of excellent writers here. In fact some visitors write English beautifully and they can write colloquially as well as Mark Twain.

      Jill wrote well in the Katrina post too. Sometimes, when she speaks she is atrocious, but she may use word and copy/paste posts and blogs.

    • quincyil says:

      I retired as Christmas elf as it was obvious Santa had an ice ceiling for girl elves. I now aspire to be the IHJZ board medium. I can tell that you are a genius. Wow… Your posts really pack a whallop. Good job…

      • Wall St Lady says:

        Te He
        Quincy,since I am known 4 cracking glass ceilings,would u mind if I got ur elf hat ?
        I have cussed out out many goolies & will help u to kick some kooks !
        What do u think ?

        • quincyil says:

          I have given up on Santa’s Kingdom. They eat way too many cookies. I have joined the Lynn board for health.

          My new gig is being the official Medium of the Lynn Board. I am having luncheons with members where she meld minds like Vulcans. It’s working out ok so far for me and the other mind melders on the board. Soon we will have one voice with many personalities. Kinda like the trolls, but a lot “nicer.”

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      @smompy you ALMOST had me worried! Like what did they do with the real smompy?

  44. WindyCityWondering says:

    A common thread (and excuse for bad behavior) in housewifeland is “jealousy”. Kyle is jealous of Camille because she doesn’t kiss her ass. Jill is jealous of Bethenny because she is working hard at getting it all and Jill is afraid B will get it. Everyone is jealous of Kelly….I can’t come up with one reason to support this claim. Therefore, if you behave in a mean and/or hurtful manner it is because the other individual is jealous. This has to be the protective layer needed in order to not have to look at your own behavior/words. How can anyone recover from the damage caused by this excuse being in play?

    • quincyil says:

      This is my First Amendment Opinion after Watching Bravo’s TV show..

      Jill, please read our First Amendment….

      I think Jill thinks… (playing Medium for the board here)… that if she says she is sorry the slate should be marked clean. However, if someone else does something and says they are sorry, Jill deliberately keeps that in her phone or on a list to be used over and over and over again in retribution.

      Camille did the same. Kyle thought 3 times that the fight was over, but Camille can’t walk away. Camille thinks it’s perfectly ok to punish Kyle after hugging Kyle.

      Kelly has a condition that won’t allow her to deal with stressful situations which she may create for herself. She also brings up the past after forgiving as in the case of Bethenny. Jill plays a role in Kelly’s problems as Jill feeds Kelly negative information and stirs the kettle. I think Jill is to a great extent responsible for Kelly’s Scary Island dinner behavior. You can’t play with people who have serious issues and Jill playswith Kelly’s mind. Jill may not know she is the one who started this….

      Gosh… being a medium is fun…

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I too have held the opinion that Jill primed Kelly for a horrific time on Scary Island. Kelly failed in her mission of destruction as she was escorted home by the production staff. Jill couldn’t be bother to even speak to her trained pet at the airport. Why? Because Jill is all about Jill and everyone knows it but if Jill pretends it isn’t so then it isn’t so! Everyone just misunderstands her and can’t see past their own jealousy!

  45. Wall St Lady says:

    Its Party Time !

    Joy Peace & Love to u
    sammyjoesmom

    Happy Birthday ! !
    Your cake is a buttercream classic that grandma made full of memories of childhood past.
    There is a basket of miracles too.
    They are all all in your neighborhood in a tree house.

    Sammy, now for u and your celeberty
      December 31 pals

    YOUR SIGN – Capricorn

    YOUR ELEMENT – Earth

    YOUR RULERS – Saturn

    Astrological Birthday Features

    The December 31 Capricorn is the type of person who will always plan their moves in life very carefully. 

    They will do so with the outlook and intention to risk as little as possible while at the same time to gain as much as possible.

    In other words,  you will prefer to place yourself into the most favorable position in order to win. 

    If one was to look at this aspect of  December 31 nature in the terms of gambling, then you would want to be the “banker” or the “dealer” in the game where as such the odds always favor the banker and not the player.  

    

    In matters of the heart, the December 31 will always do all that they can in order to advance and protect the interests of those who are close to them.

    In reality the December 31 would always favor the prestige of that top position at work, the C.E.O for example. 

    However, should they be in a subordinate position, they will be incredibly loyal employees and will continue to remain so long  as they have and hold a sincere respect for those who are in  positions above them.

    The last day of the calendar year does has a sense of finality about it. Having said that however, those born on this December 31 birth date have the ability to take a broad view and are able to perceive the trend of events.

    As a December 31 birth date you possess a nobility of purpose that, at your best, is expressed by a deep and abiding desire to serve. Your path is that of the true knight.

    You have the capability to delve deep into the mysteries of life and, when necessary, you can hold your counsel.

    You have a inherent capability to exercise wisdom, patience, and good judgment and, with such qualities you should strive to share your insights with others whenever possible. 

    You should endeavor not to spend too much time in your own company.

    This last day of the modern calendar also enhances your ability to look not only inward, but also backward in order to gain a retrospective awareness of the events in your life.

    There is the quality of wisdom associated with your December 31 birthday with the result that, your inherent prudence will tend to ensure that whatever you decide to put your mind to will generally always provide you with an acceptable measure of success.

    The symbol for Capricorn is a mysterious figure that is half-goat and half-fish. The ambitious goat is the more familiar image, and the fish who can swim within the deep ocean adds a great sensitivity to life.

    The mineral gemstones of violet sapphire and amethyst are compatible to your birth date. They are gems that can not only appeal to your senses but also help to deepen the sensitivity of your nature.

    On your home front, mosaic type tables are excellent furniture objects for the December 31. 

    In your bathroom you might like and appreciate a tile design that includes some pleasing mosaic pieces.

     A large tub or Jacuzzi with whirlpool jets can be the perfect place for you when your sensitivities need to be  soothed.

    Those born this day are very often enthusiastic gardeners. 

    Many become skilled experts in the garden and find that the art of pruning of trees, shrubs and plants a very satisfying and meditative activity. 

    In general, whether it be Elm trees, cypress or any other form of pruned type growth, all will generally  respond and develop well under the December 31 green thumb. 

    A rock garden could well be feature piece forming part of the garden landscape of a December 31.

    Your special magic numbers are 7 and 6.

    The thirty-first day of the twelfth month reduces to seven, and the number seven is the number of victory, rest and a pause between the cycles of expression.

    The 366th day of the year reduces to six, and the number six supports your path with a love of beauty and harmony, plus the instinctive sense that knowledge not used is but empty.


    Hummmm ?
    Sammy tell us what rings true.
    Are u really that cool & complicated ?
    Regardless
    We wish u

    MANY

    MANY

    Happy Returns

    And

    Great Blessings !
     

     

  46. lillybee says:

    Happy Birthday to a fellow Capricorn.

  47. skogsstig says:

    Here’s to hoping the new year bring you and your loved ones peace of mind, good friendships and love to give and share!
    …. and, of course, lots more entertainment to share in this blog. Many thanks to Lynn, her guest bloggers, and all the posters, even the ones that like to stir the pot. All is forgiven. 😉

  48. Pantry Viewer says:

    Happy Birthday!

    And I do hope JZ … er, Karina pops in to wish you well, too!

  49. Linda G. says:

    Another great blog, Lynn. I wanted you to know how much I look forward to reading your blogs everyday. As I drag my sorry behind to the office, one of the highlights of my day is your blog. I love how you recapped the year for each of the franchises and I also love your “takes” on the Housewives and assorted family members, hanger ons, etc.! I’ve read all of your profiles of the Housewives on the Associated Content and can’t wait to read the one on Jill Z.! Congratulations on your success and I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous, blessed new year!

  50. skogsstig says:

    I’ll just return for a moment to one of the non-housewives of OC, Gretchen. (Heaven forbid she actually decides to marry slimy-slade.)
    She recently appeared on the Fashion Show. (Why they felt the need to incorporate any of the housewives there is beyond me.) Gretchen arrived, presenting some fashion drawings to her poor designer, and said “I drew these sketches all on my own.” Check the link here, you can hear it for yourself. http://www.bravotv.com/the-fashion-show-ultimate-collection/season-2/videos/orange-county-and-new-jersey
    Later she claimed, when questioned, in a tweet that they were just something she pulled off her computer, and no, she had not drawn them herself. Goodness, no.
    Here is a link to the Versace (!!!) sketches she just happened to find on her computer, or drew by herself – pick which one you want to believe. Or not. http://luphia.blogspot.com/2009/03/dress-like-goddess.html
    Veracity is not a strength she has.

    • quincyil says:

      Somewhere on the board, I put a link to a Golnessa interview. Gretchen had on two pair of spanx and the measurements were off by two inches everywhere. They were short on cloth so she made that weird seam which helped get Golnessa “out of fashion.” Golnessa said that the dress was 50% Gretche and 50% Golnessa. Gretchen wanted it skin tight, but in order to walk on the runway, Golnessa made that strange bottom. Neither Golnessa or Gretchen liked the dress. I guess Golnessa should have asked if Gretchen was wearing any spanx, but she is used to models who know the measurements are important. It was my guess that Gretchen didnt’ wear 2 pairs of spanx at the fitting because the camera was there and she would be shown wearing spanx.

      Gretchen really only thinks of herself…

    • Sparkles says:

      That’s hysterical!

  51. AZ Girl says:

    Watching the HWONY reunion and Jill just made the comment about Alex “spread eagle” in her nude pictures. Jill is a pit bull in a cocktail dress. I apologize to all pit bulls out there.

    • quincyil says:

      That was so vile. I was so embarrassed for Alex. That alone would make me never have a word with Jill again. I don’t know how Alex and Simon can be friends with Jill Zarin.

      • AZ Girl says:

        No matter how Jill tries to redeem herself she loses it for just a moment i.e. that “spread eagle” comment and we are once again reminded what Jill is about. I would never say or think anything like that on t.v., off t.v., in writing, deep thought processes etc. of my own worse enemy. It is such poor behavior.

    • sammyjoesmom says:

      I remember way back then talking about how Jill did this to get Simon in trouble at his job. The way she said over and over that Alex was spread eagle in the hallway of her husbands hotel. God, I hate Jill Zarin. This is an awesome birthday. Thank you all very much!! I know it may seem like I am lame for being here right now but this is exactly where I wanna be. I can go out any night. Tonight is amatuer night anyway.

  52. Blue Sky says:

    Very insightful blog Lynn, thank you for giving us a treat today.

    Happy New Year y’all on the Lynn Fam blog!!

  53. boston02127 says:

    @sammyjoesmom —Happy Birthday & many more.

  54. jeang says:

    I will spend my new years with my buddy, Cooper Long, my dog, and we may go outside to the firepit i have never used with my asti spumante and at midnight yell out to the orange tree grove surrounding my back fences, I HATE JILL ZARIN. Too bad the only ones to hear it will be my cat mikey, cooper and me. I doubt my very distant neighbors will hear cause all the houses around the lake in front of me are having parties with loud music, bonfires and fireworks. some people even fish the lake tonight. best wishes for the lynn family for the new year and just another mary, you are in my thoughts and prayers, as always.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Happy New Year @jeang!

      I am thinking of, and praying for @justanothermary too.

    • boston02127 says:

      I’m not doing anything exciting tonight either. I’m not in a party type mood.
      Not that I had a ton of invatations. A lot of the people who I use to hang around with like to party and have gone their own way over the past two years since my mother got so sick. On the first it will be thirty days since my mom passed, sometimes it seems like so long ago and other days it was like it was yesterday. I’ve been on auto pilot and doing what I have to do for the past month. For the new year I’m going to take better care of myself by eating right and I’m going try to slow down.
      I know everyone here has their own problems and some are dealing with sickness and some sadness. I hope 2011 will be better for all of us and we all have a healthy & happy new year with lots of love.

      • twoile says:

        ((((((((((((((Boston))))))))))))))

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        you have an invitation for a bucket of KFC and some cheap champagne right here over in Brighton. Open ended

      • mariareads says:

        Hey, Boston. I know this will be a tough, tough year of firsts for you. My dad passed 11 years ago and I still have stunning moments of disbelief. On the other hand, I can feel happiness again now. I never thought I would. I look in the eyes of both my sons and see him. I watch their mannerisms and I see him. He spent so much time with my kids when they were young and sometimes the similarities are striking to me. One day you will see your mother reflected in the eyes of your children and you will know that she is very near. Love never dies. Not ever.

      • klmh says:

        Boston, I have before me a chicken, and I think I need to cook it in your honor. Opening the windows now…

        Thinking of you and I know you will have a better year in 2011. Happy New Year.

  55. boston02127 says:

    Here’s another thing I can’t stand about Jillrina. (jill & katrina) She’s always bragging about things Bobby does (buys) for her. The expensive pocketbook, the jewerly, the cars & vacations. I’m sure I’m forgetting some. I’ve don’t remember ever watching Jill go out of her way for him. She’s a selfish taker.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      And how much of the gifting is done spontaneously? When you have to ask, beg, nag is it really a gift???

    • twoile says:

      Shill Barters……..bjs 4 everything else 😉

    • LynnnSoCal says:

      When I read about the $350k birthday necklace, I wondered. Jill is all about the free stuff. How much income does Zarin Fabrics actually generate? I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the gift was for show only and has been “borrowed” as free advertisement for the jeweler. Those are the perks of doing these insane housewives “reality” gigs.

  56. TLM says:

    WTF is with Teresa? She said her yellow ring was a DIAMOND on that stupid anniversary issue. On the reunion she said to Andy that it was a yellow SAPPHIRE and added, “HELLO, that would be, like, half a million dollars.”

    And sometimes I wonder if Andy watches the show. He said he had no idea Joe made wine. They showed the wine cellar at Casa Giudice and Teresa said that Joe made his own wine in Season 1.

    • boston02127 says:

      TLM—I’m watching that too. It’s just lie after lie. Each time I watch this reunion I’m so fixated on Caroline’s odd blinking and her odd lip puckering I miss other parts.
      Unfortunately, earlier I hit something on my clicker and now my channels won’t change. I’m hoping my brother pops in or I have to stick with NJ until nine when my b/f gets out of work.

      • TLM says:

        I started watching it at double-speed, which I discovered I can do on Windows Media Player, and it’s hilarious. The funny thing is that speeded up, Andy sounds like he’s just speaking normally. He takes about a minute to ask a question that should take 10 seconds. I love speeding through all the long gaps.

  57. TLM says:

    *anniversary episode, not issue.

  58. jeang says:

    boston, know that you are a very special human being and you deserve the best life can give you. I know its hard for you right now, but I can attest to the fact, as many others here can as well, it gets easier. I will be thinking of you and justanothermary and all the others here when I yell out I HATE JILL ZARIN, at midnight, that is if I dont fall asleep first. Tomorrow I am going to cook my rice and black eyed peas and ham hocks, (i dont really care for the hog jowls)potato salad(just cause i want it) and some fresh collard greens and a pork roast in the crock pot. i will try to do better next year on the exercise and healthier eating. After two years since my husband died, his dog died and my dog died, I am beginning to think I may have a future and want to be healthier now for it. I have to survive for my family and now my rescue dog, (gary)cooper and I dont want to let anyone down. You will as well boston, I have no doubt, you are a survivor and a young lady anyone would be proud to have as a daughter.Your angel is watching over you , and we are too. Best wishes to all for a healthy and happy new year.

    • boston02127 says:

      Thank you jeang. I’m sorry for your losses also. We can only do the best we can and take one day at a time. I’m happy that you have a rescue. Funny how a dog can make life seem a little better. I have a little dog named Roxy.
      Also, thank you for the angel comment. (I know it’s true).

  59. WindyCityWondering says:

    Watching reunion jersey style and am struck by the fact that Danielle holds it together so well while the rest act like rapid dogs! Maybe Bravo should have kept her and got rid of a dog or two? The thought of Teresa being the center of the show makes me want to puke!

  60. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Happy holidays, happy New Years, and all that jazz ;-). As I read posts from regulars, drive bys, and lurkers… I am missing a few of my favorites.

    @Kat
    @Noelle
    @ZipitZarin
    @MamaZ
    @Still a Wallflower
    @WaxDiva

    Maybe you are on vacation or working overtime (I know all about overtime without pay) and haven’t been able to post as often. Hopefully your absence is temporary and you will be back soon. I miss all of you guys witty and intelligent observations. I look forward to cracking wise with you on a daily basis. See you in 2011! 😀

  61. iceNfire says:

    OT – my eldest son just left for New Years Eve Party..Freaking out here

    Thanks Lynn – Love to have your place to vent : )

  62. OneMoreInBoston says:

    May the stairways that you climbed last year
    Be whittled down to few,
    May the haze upon your
    window pane
    Be dried to clear the view.
    May the storms upon your ocean Become serenity,
    May the clouds that kept the light away
    Set your sunshine free.
    May the rocky road you’ve traveled most
    Be paved to smooth your ride,
    May the curator of peaceful times
    Be your constant guide.
    May the blizzard that has downed your tree
    Be softly driven snow,
    May the sound that was so strange to you
    Be the one that now you know.
    May your stories of sad
    endings
    Now weave a finer quilt,
    May your tunes of melancholy strains
    Adopt a cheerful lilt.
    May the mountains that have blocked your path
    Become but rolling hills,
    May the weeds that filled your garden
    Be chased by daffodils.
    May the tears you’ve shed for those who’ve passed
    Evaporate with time,
    May the memories they’ve shaped for you
    Help your verses rhyme.
    May life declare a holiday
    For every time you smile,
    May this New Year’s share of happiness
    Be with you all the while.

  63. emt2 says:

    Hello everyone! I’ve been busy and haven’t been able to keep up with the blog but I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year and I hope this year brings many blessings to you all!

  64. mariareads says:

    Happy New Year to all of you! I, for one, will be very happy to see 2010 go. It was a challenging year for me for more reasons than I care to think about. Let’s just say “adios lunatic” and welcome 2011! Both sons are out and about. One who lives in NY is the organizer of a big party that is up to 60 now. Seems they go to a bar that will house them and party like maniacs. He’s wearing a tux. When I asked why he just said he felt like it. He was here for Christmas and we watched an old, old movie and he said that he liked the way people looked in the 40’s when they went out to clubs. So funny. So like my dad. ~His twin brother, who is married, will be traveling about an hour to get to a restaurant/wine tasting place that has become a tradition for his crew of 8. Only one couple has a child. The rest are newly married (like mine) and free to stay out as long as they can stay awake. I’m more worried about Mr. New York who is newly single (the bitch got engaged a month after she broke up with him. How many different ways can you say cheater?) and in the big city. Doesn’t matter how old they get, I still worry on nights like this. I hear you iceNFire. The good news is that things are almost always just fine. We are staying home. I just don’t have it in me to go out but we did go shopping today and bought lots of stuff for our house LOL! An after Christmas shopping spree to take advantage of the sales. Can someone explain to me who the hell shops in Williams Sonoma on a regular basis? We bought a combo coffee and espresso machine at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $99 and used a 20% coupon. There were machines like this one at Williams Sonoma for $14000 plus! I would expect the coffee to make itself and then serve me. Amazing. Anyway, 3 cheers for Lynn and her blog which has become a haven for so many of us who are Housewife series fans. As we say in Greek-YASOU!
    And all the best for 2011!! Maria

  65. Adgirl says:

    Look what happens when I leave you guys for a few hours!
    Trolls , insults, armchair psych evaluations, twitter wars … geez you are a productive bunch!

    I thought today would be a slow day on IHJZ but nooooo.
    That’s what a I LOVE ABOUT ALL OF YOU – the happy, hearty discussions and dissections of our lives and of pompous reality stars.

    To all of the posters and lurkers here – Have a great New Year.

    My family had a tough year, our business closed because we lost our lease (thanks to Mr & Mrs Narscissitic Personality Disorder and their attorneys) so we are looking forward to 2011.
    We also lost my father-in-law who was the nicest man in the world. He developed multiple meloma which is a scary cancer that basically replaces your blood cells with cancer cells. He never complained.

    There are so many brave, funny, heartwarming, bitchy, smart mouths on this board I am never bored and always diverted from real life when I’m here.

    Thanks Lynn!!!!
    Thanks LynnFamily!!!

    P.S. I hate Jill Zarin. So there.

    • Mimisfbay says:

      Oh Adgirl, this post really made me sad. I hope that 2011 is a better year for you and yours. You are always so upbeat and my heart just goes out to you.

      • Adgirl says:

        Thanks Mimisfbay!
        We are doing so much better now. My husband (Mr IQ 175) was really in the dumps. And he was very very angry about the grifters.
        You are in the Bay Area, I take it? Recently my husband has been taking long walks daily to work off weight he gained (emotional eating and drinking). Today we walked through the Berkeley hills for 4 hours. Walking and exercise in general are so good for one’s mental balance and stress level.

        I feel blessed with my life regardless of the lunatics and aging parents.

        Have a great 2011!

    • quincyil says:

      I love you Adgirl. I hope that this new year will be the best year of your life filled with joy, health, success, and happiness.

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        Aww, AdGirl, here is a hug for you from me (((((((((((AdGirl))))))))))))). I truly am sorry to hear of this. I’ve always been drawn to your posts, nodding my head in agreement as I read your thoughts 🙂 I’ve been gone a while, but nice to be back and I hope your 2011 will be terrific, sweetie!

  66. majnon says:

    Thanks for the wonderful recap Lynn. I don’t watch the Atlanta or BH housewives, but I’m getting so geared up for New York!.
    I read the blog everyday and love you and the regular posters.
    Hope everyone has a splendid New Year. I’m on the West Coast, so I decided to start with the champagane a little early. (Like really early lol)

  67. Mimisfbay says:

    Happy New Year and a big thank you for my goto blog! What a treat and today was just a especially delicious. Recapping each show? You are my personal hero Lynn and, you too Quincy. Although I am but a lurker…I just admire you both.

    Ohhhhh, I never catch the creepy comments so thanks for the fab rehash and it just does warm the cockels of my heart that the beastly Jill visits. Ooooo and I love that she posted on vaca …who does that? I guess this season will be manipulation of Alex and Simon? Let’s see, would I be lurking whilst on Aruba? That would be a big fat NO.

    This week I flipped on the tv to see some of the reruns of HW shows. My how the mighty have fallen…Today was reunion shows and I saw bits of them. Just when I thought Camille was going to win the prize for most horrific I saw Jill and realized nooooooo she is so much worse. Camille is basically in the minor leagues compared to JZ.

    Thanks for the marvie blog and for making 2010 big fun. Hope that you have a warm NYE and that 2011 brings more juicy gossip for all of us who love you. Oh, and I just love the pod casts too! Lovely to hear your interviews I just loved Tabitha’s interview. I digress… thanks again and keep on keeping on.

  68. lillybee says:

    Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year.

  69. Adgirl says:

    @ Quincy, First let me apologize for inadvertently getting you beat up about the disorders. I wish I had been here to fly cover for you (WhatTheHellisHerProblemAnyway?) but I really enjoyed what you suggested. Kelly with a touch of Aspergers is interesting. Of course all I know about Aspergers I learned from Amercia’s Next Top Model. LOL So now I am an expert because I rewatched the season with the Aspergers model 2x.
    If I recall, that sydrome includes difficulty with connecting to people. That makes sense. Kelly also has a need for attention, but not closeness (not best friendy closeness). Maybe she seeks out to “connect” with men because the level of intimacy will be less demandiing.
    Also, Kelly takes things literally. Put your hair up – and she did. Under extreme pressure she short circuits. The logo bag was out to get her.
    My brother has ADD and several other emotional/mental issues. He can function & work fine, but nothing demanding or complicated. Of course he went to college and studied Psychology. As a child he was a headbanger. He never really fits in with anyone, and conversation with him is huge a chore. Sometimes I see him rocking back and forth. I’m not sure what his diagnosis is, but he certainly has an empathy and a connection problem.

    I personally think a reality show is not a good environment for someone with real underlying mental health issues, even if it’s a mild case.
    Kelly & Danielle especially should not be on tv entertaining us with their odd behavior. And their daughters should not have this behavior recorded and repeated publically.

    • quincyil says:

      Everyone has feelings and I respect that.

    • klmh says:

      You are more than welcome to run offense now Adgirl. You know, “to fly cover” for Q. Our discussion is finished, but if you would like to add something, please read our discussion and come back. I’ll be up for a while and we can talk. I suppose you were referring to my “problem”, correct?

      • quincyil says:

        klmh… everything is ok. We understand and respect each other so … it’s a new year… let’s be happy and celebrate.

        • klmh says:

          I agree Q. Adgirl doesn’t and if she has a problem, I would rather her address me than write it in a note addressed to you. I thought anyone who read the discussion would understand, but that isn’t the case. I don’t have a problem with her problem if she wishes to discuss it with me. I appreciate you trying to smooth things over though.

          • quincyil says:

            I think you were clear in your statements and I understand your issues with me. If you can walk with me away from this, I would be very happy. Honestly, I understand where you are coming from. I hope that is enough for you.

            Q

      • Adgirl says:

        Yes I was referring to your comments. The intensity rather shocked me. I’ve always enjoyed your comments so it felt out of character.
        I asked Quincy what her personal (obviously non professional opinion) was about a few RH. I wasn’t expecting someone to become so upset. It was a very strongly worded and persistent response. I’m sure you have read about 500 of her posts (and mine) over the months and she is very clear that she is expressing a personal opinion, not making a professional diagnosis. If Quincy were to offer a professional diagnosis I would guess it would be about horse rearing or what price to purchase alfalfa.

        …. klmh says (upthread)….
        “Can you diagnose someone that you see on TV for a few minutes every week for a few months? This is the ONLY way Narcissism can be diagnosed”
        “Wow Quincy, I didn’t realize you had an M.D. in Psychiatry!”
        “ “I think Jill is a Narcissist.” Your quote. Then you back it up with some information on the internet. The problem is you leave some information out, like the inability to make a diagnosis like this without other s/s much more serious. It borders on a diagnosis, and unjustifiably so, imo.”
        “Sorry, but this disease has affected a member of my family and your internet searches don’t do this disease justice.”
        ….
        Klmh, I am extremely sorry that you have had the misfortune of suffering through life with a family member who has apparently a serious case of NPD. But, don’t you think you were a little harsh to Quincy? This is a topical board where we judge people on tv. We call them names. Whore, slut, dumbass, moron, thief, anorexic, fraud, grifter all come to mind. I don’t think we need degrees to decide whether Jill’s behavior is narcissistic to some degree. So what if she quoted from a med journal. We aren’t diagnosing and writing prescriptions here.

        Anyway I’m sorry. I’m not picking on you. I’m sure you’ve been through a lot. I have my own stories about narcissists and how they can ruin a family. Ever been sued by one??

        • klmh says:

          I do not think I went overboard at all, but I talked with Q and told her I would let this drop. I stand by my statements of fact in previous posts concerning this issue.

          Next time you have a problem, please address the person you are concerned with, for courtesy sake.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      but…
      remember when Kelly said she was always afraid? That even when she was married, and she would be alone she was always scared… does anyone else remember that? it was when Luanne and Sonya went to her house and she served jelly beans?

      And then when she flipped out on Bethenny on Scary island- she said she couldn’t sleep because she had nightmares that Bethenny was going to kill her. She has made other very strange comments like Bethanny has knives on her tongue and that she tried to hurt her children.

      It was my understanding that Aspberger’s Syndrome is a type of autism that made connecting with others and empathy nearly impossible. (I have a good friend who’s son was diagnosed with it at 4. She moved to NYC to be closer to doctors to treat him)

      Kelly does display some of that but her irrational fear- isn’t that something else? paranoia?

      OT- sometimes we can become passionate about a subject that we feel ownership of because of our experiences. The more intense the experience, the more passionate we can become.

      IMHO it is a healthier response than shutting completely down emotionally.

      I am always a little surprised when something triggers me to react passionately about an unpleasant or even horrific experience that I’ve had. I wonder if I’m turning bitter, or am being unreasonable or overreacting to an innocent bystander.

      My therapist assures me it is part of my healing process. I will accept that healing process in others, and have been through enough, I usually cut someone some slack.

      “there but for the Grace of God, goes I”

  70. Sparkles says:

    Who is watching Andy/Bravo tonight?
    Or Anderson/Kathy Griffin?

    I will probably switch between the two. I’m interested to see Kim Z. and Nene interact.

    • quincyil says:

      I have a tv that will record bravo, but I will only watch if I read here tomorrow that something significant happened. Does the wig drop mean Kim will show her real hair?

    • lillybee says:

      I probably will not be watching any of the New Year’s Eve shows. I live on the west coast and new years will be three hours old. I am cranky that way.

  71. boston02127 says:

    O/T—pass along email —-Free rides.
    Callers must be 21 years old and over. To request a free ride, call AAA at 1-800-AAA-HELP. The phone line will be active from 12:01 a.m. until 6 a.m.

  72. TLM says:

    Bethenny’s message today on email. I wonder if she finally got the message that people were sick of hearing “my husband, my baby, my husband, my baby.” There isn’t a mention of either, and I am ever so grateful.
    **************************************

    Happy New Year!

    I’m doing something mellow tonight with a few friends. The buildup to this night can make for unrealistic expectations; simply expect to have a nice evening, and maybe you’ll be surprised. Please don’t be sad if you don’t have someone to kiss! Just 2 years ago, I was standing alone in a parking lot in Aruba thinking about my life: wondering if I’d ever meet “the one.” Just be happy for your health and for your friends and family, and don’t set yourself up for disappointment!

    Please do not combine alcohol with driving in any way whatsoever. Even one drink impairs one’s judgment and reflexes.

    Try to limit your beverage intake to two to three cocktails. If you drink water or club soda in between, you will be hydrated and more likely to pace yourself.

    Please eat a healthy snack or meal before you hit your parties. You won’t become too drunk too soon, making a fool of yourself and thus ruining your night, and you won’t pig out later.

    If you don’t love this particular night, do what my friend and I are doing: Plan a special New Year’s Day brunch so that you have something to look forward to. This is also a great option for those with addiction issues—you needn’t put yourself in a tempting situation with drugs or alcohol if you’d rather stay home in lieu of social engagements. New Year’s Day is just as special!

    Have a happy, safe, and healthy new year! You have made my year an incredible one to celebrate!

    xo,

    [Bethenny’s signature]

    • quincyil says:

      I got that too and I think it was a great idea.

      I actually was concerned about Bethenney drinking in the shows. She was intoxicated on Alex’s birthday boat. I am glad she’s thinking about this now that she’s a mom.

  73. LynnNChicago says:

    Portrait of a Housewife – Jill Zarin the Real Housewives of New York @ http://look.ac/gUD6kv

    New Associated Content Blog

    • quincyil says:

      I wanted to respond on the AC blog, but believe or not, I have a terrible time figuring out the lettering in that security box.

      What a walk down “Memory Lane.” For the life of me, knowing what I know and what Lynn reminded me of on this blog, how can Alex and Simon make friends with Jill Zarin? As I read, more and more memories of the words and the inteviews featuring Jill flooded into my mind. Thank goodness, Jill has the gift of forgetfulness, because I would be heart sick if I behaved publically or privated like Jill has behaved. I actually care about the people around me.

      Something came to my mind from my father long ago:

      There once was a girl who had a curl right in the middle of her forehead.
      When she was good, she was very very good,
      But when she was bad, she was horrid.

      That is Jill Zarin in a poem from the 1800’s…..

      • Adgirl says:

        Q, LOL on the poem. But, our Jill is so much more than a horrid little girl.
        I could have perhaps enjoyed her antics and even lived with her torture of Bethenny if Jill hadn’t spoilt it by trying to get people fired from their jobs (!) or interferred with them selling their books.

        That to me is just evil to take food out of people’s mouths. That is beyond the pale (you too Camille).

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        OMG- my father used to always say that poem to me when I was bad!

        • quincyil says:

          It’s very old. I remember my great grandmother saying it.

          I know so many poems from the early 1900s because they made my fathe memorized in school and he would say them to us.

          There once was a man who had a wooden leg
          Not a dime could he borrow, now a dime could he beg,
          So he took four spools and an old cod hod
          And he made a little Ford, and it run by God.

          I could do this all night.

      • BessiB says:

        Wow, I thought was a song my mother made up about me! Plagiarizer!!

      • twoile says:

        @Q My father too….must be something Irish as well 🙂

    • twoile says:

      Fantastic assessment, tx 🙂

    • twoile says:

      @ Lynn I posted a “note” but it ended up way down from where I intended so I’ll say it again & elaborate. Your assessment of Jill is most generous, could have added more of her outragious behavior, but you very kindly did not. Maybe she will change, but I will not hold my breath …..ppl can change behavior but not personality, sad when it is so obvious Shill would benefit from a transplant. 😉

  74. Mookies1mom says:

    Well everybody I’m out of here until tomorrow. I hope everybody has a safe, wonderful new year! For those who are having a hard time right now, you are in my thoughts. Don’t forget to not feed the trolls they are not worth your time and they seemed to have popped up today!

  75. California35 says:

    What I missed what I missed? I was gone all day, a bit of shopping, a bit of work, and a bit of car trouble (nothing big, my car opener/alarm control broke when I was at work and couldn’t get into my car). I have been home, warched a movie, cooked, and had a delicious dinner. I am now ready to read a bit before my booboo asks me to take her for a walk. It is in the 40s so I hope it won’t be a long walk tonight. I hope everyone is still here, I can’t wait to catch up on the post, but in case I miss you all – I want to wish you all a great New Years evening celebration.

  76. TLM says:

    Well, I guess New Year’s Eve is as good a time as any to share my Trader Joe’s joy. Is anyone else out there a TJ’s fan? I have discovered two favorites that are just great for the cold weather.

    I have just discovered their Organic Creamy Tomato soup, which I love. It’s in an asceptic package and is shelf-stable until opened. I love tomato soup but won’t buy Campbell’s since it has high fructose corn syrup, others add basil, which I can’t stand, and still others I can taste the can. Being as picky as I am, it’s amazing how much I love this soup.

    My other favorite, especially at this time of year, is A Midsummer Night’s Cream, extra dry formula. I love this stuff for both face & body. It doesn’t burn my face, really moisturizes, is unscented, and is vegan. Not to mention that it’s a steal compared to what you could pay for moisturizer – I think it’s under $4 for 16 ozs.

    Another new product I just tried is Mango sorbet, made in Australia for Trader Joe’s. It’s just lovely, not too tart or too sweet, and is in a beautiful squared container. See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tulipfleurs/3348644481/. I thought since pics of the Sydney Opera House are splashed all over the Internet for New Year’s, I may as well mention the sorbet here also.

    I’m not watching Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. I like each one individually, but together, I think they fall flat. I am just really tired of watching Kathy try to embarrass Anderson/try to get him to out himself. I’m watching Andy. Sandra Bernhard is on now. Nene, Dina, Lisa V., Tamra, Jeff & Jenni, Kristin Wiig, Zoila, Kim Z and others have just been announced as guests tonight.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I have recently discovered that TJ mayonaise is 100 tx ( yes I tested it) better than the mayonaise that you buy in the supermarket. It tastes like it was homemade- it’s awesome!

      • TLM says:

        I was never really a mayo fan, and Vegenaise is fine for my limited use of it. But I had a coworker who came in one day out of his mind, singing the praises of TJ’s mayo. You’d have thought it was diamonds in a jar.

        It’s funny how many people I run into who are TJ’s fans. It’s somewhat of a cult, although I guess as they open more and more stores, it’ll just be mainstream.

        Jeff & Jenni just came on the show. Jenni’s dress is just gorgeous. Jenni apparently got a breast reduction, as did Nene, but Nene is literally busting out of the top she has on. I don’t understand why Nene would not have had a dressmaker put shoulder straps on her top. When you’re that big, you need industrial strength — take it from one who knows!

        Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is Too Damn High party was just with a mazel, and Lisa & Giggy are on now.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          OK but seriously? it is like diamonds in a jar. I can’t even go back to any other brands and make a huge trek just to get it- it’s THAT good.

          • Adgirl says:

            My son works for TJ. They are awesome to their employees. He loves it because A) all the employees do all of the jobs, they move around the store B) free samples of the food so the employees and can recommend them to customers.
            He brings home TJ food all of the time.
            On Christmas we made TJ pizza dough (it’s raw you shape and cook, I preshaped and cooked them) and everyone had their own personal pizza and I provided like 20 toppings or sauces.

            • TLM says:

              I didn’t know they had raw pizza dough!! One of the gripes I have about my TJs is that it’s too small, and they keep moving items around from place to place so you either can’t find what you usually get, or miss new items.

            • BessiB says:

              May I suggest you try grilling the pizza? I can no longer eat it any other way. The gas grill heats up to over 500 degrees fast and makes for a perfect crust.

          • TLM says:

            ROFLMAO OMIB!!!!

  77. jeang says:

    omg, turkeys scratching in the dirt, or eagles that soar? I am all about soaring tonight. Andy just started and I will watch for a while till it starts getting stupid, then off to kathy and anderson cooper. Happy new years to all on this blog.

  78. TLM says:

    Andy has just solicited people to drunk dial him at 1-877-33-BRAVO. Let the games begin!

    Gee, I hope that 13-year old kid isn’t the next one to call. 😉

    • quincyil says:

      I would have had everyone at a large table and served them very large tropical drinks. Wouldn’t you love to have Jeff Lewis at the Malibu dinner party? I can imagine the language that would go down. Wow.. Flipping Out seems like ages ago… I miss that show.

  79. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @TLM, I vacationed in the U.K. Earlier this year and fell in love with the way they prepare tomato soup! (I know, nerd) I do like TJ’s brand, HungryGirl recommended it and hinted it is made by the same people as Amy’s Organic. I’ve always liked Organic brand in the carton soups and rarely buy canned ANYTHING but… WholeFoods Market organic tomato soup is the bomb and actually cheaper than TJ’s!!! I’m not sure if it has basil because I like basil and wouldn’t notice on the label but try it if you can. The TJ sorbet is good but VERY rich. Have you tried the mango + tangerine sorbet? Put a pucker on your puss for sure! Sigh 🙂 I love sorbet. And Japanese style Tart frozen yogurt.
    Now I want dessert and I just cleared out my kitchen of all sweets the other day. I think I hear a Jack in the Box vanilla shake calling my name…

    • TLM says:

      How do they prepare tomato soup in the UK? I’m a cook (not a chef) and am interested in such things. 😉 Big fan of Jamie Oliver.

  80. HD says:

    Happy New Year!

    I suck…I’m already sleepy so I will probably fall asleep.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I suck too. ( somehow this sounds lightly risque)
      so sleepy…must stay awake.
      know that.

      • HD says:

        lol @ know that.

        My eyes are so heavy. I have a full glass of wine that is just sitting. I am trying to hard to watch Andy. How is Ben Weiner nominated for Mazel of the Year?

        • TLM says:

          Please vote for anyone but Ben Weiner!!!

          I voted for repeal of DADT… come on, it’s BRAVO… how can a gay rights issue not win?

          Dina is on now with her cat.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Ridiculous, I thought he moved on to Justin Bieber.

  81. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @OneMoreinBoston, I live less than a mile from Utopia. A shopping center that has a large Ikea, Lowes, Costco with gas station, and an IHOP! When are you moving in? I’ll tell Mister to make room on the futon for his new brother 😉

    • quincyil says:

      We bought boxes and containers in a CT Ikea. That was the wonderland of organizing. My daughter was in heaven. Not expensive either…

  82. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @TLM
    Here we tend make tomato soup cream style. In England and Scotland they do a coarse puree and don’t cook it to death like we do. The taste is light and yet bursting with flavor at the same time. Very fresh and simple. I cleaned my bowl everytime it was served. 😀

  83. TLM says:

    Love Tamra’s dress and Dina’s dress, and I don’t usually like either one of their clothes. Tamra has a strapless dress but is completely covered, and it looks like she may have completely taken her implants out. It Surprisingly the only one whose outfit I don’t like at all is Lisa Vanderpump’s. Too glitzy a dress, and way overdone with the jewelry. Why does Lisa insist on wearing a watch that looks like it should be worn by a gangsta rapper and weighs 5 pounds?? I think it looks ridiculous.

    • I don't have my notes says:

      Because Lisa is a woman of a certain age ( as am I ) and needs a big watch so she can tell the time without her reading glasses on!

      • TLM says:

        It’s not the size of the face that I mind… It’s the enormous case & band, plus the fact it’s all covered in diamonds. I’m sure it cost a lot, but I think it looks very cheap & tacky.

        I think getting pregnant may be the best thing that happened to Kim. She’s off drinking and cigarettes, and she did a decent job singing Tardy for the Party, hitting notes she never was able to hit before. And I thought her dress was fantastic. I am dying to know who Tamra & Kim’s dresses were by, as well as Dina’s sparkly black boots and necklace.

  84. jeang says:

    I thought it was awesome when at the end, it was all about giggy and dina was standing in the back looking like, what about grandma greasy skinky wrinkles cause nobody even acknowledged her or the cat. yes!!!! Something else happened tonight which i will elaborate on tomorrow, it was a sign from God, I know that and thank Him for this message. Tonight, lets celebrate the new year and the possibilities.

  85. Kat says:

    Happy New Year!
    I’m in central time so my sentiment is early or late depending on time zones… but I wish everyone a wonderful 2011. 8)

    I need to finish catching up on the blog. I’ve tried several times unsuccessfully as I seem to get distracted by one thing or another.
    My Dell support software ran a series of tests and the laptop failed the Short SMART test. The software informed me a hard drive failure is imminent.

    If I suddenly disappear it’s because I didn’t pass the SMART test.
    (Where is the test for dummies?)

    • quincyil says:

      Kat, my brother bought a laptop from compaq at Target for $250. I helped him set it up and it seems to be great. You know computers so maybe you should go and look at those. The Target was near Schaumburg, Il, but I would think all Target have those computers.

  86. Adgirl says:

    Happy New Years!! I’m a west coasty but my husband doesn’t stay up late so we celbrated at 9PM. LOL.

    I was pondering an Real Housewives All Stars. Locked up on Scary Island.
    Jill Zarin
    Ramonacoaster
    Bethenny
    Vicki G
    Tamra Barney
    NeNe Leakes
    Kim Z
    Micheale Salahi
    Catherine Ommanney
    Camille Grammer
    Lisa Vanderpump
    Kyle Richards

    and special guest Allison Medium Drunk.

    Who’s going with me???

  87. Adgirl says:

    OC Gretchen (allegedly) owes $12,400 from 2007 to the IRS.
    http://absurdtosublime.net/2010/12/31/more-money-woes-for-gretchen-rossi/

    She is a puzzle to me. She talks straight on tv but her real life activities (was she dating Jay Photoglu while Jeff was dying??) and her relationship w/ the disgusting Slade make me think poorly of her.
    She seems cute in a Jagermeister girl way. But come one, she is as plastic as Laurie. Peterson Real boobs. OK. But fake teeth, fake nose, fake hair, fake lips, fake cheeks and chin … and that’s just the surface of her head.
    http://www.goodplasticsurgery.com/2009/03/31/we-never-guessed-gretchen-rossis-whole-face-is-plastic/

    • TLM says:

      I think her face is the same. The “transformation” those photos show is just with and without makeup. Gretchen was also heavier in college, which she has said. If you look at the shape and structure of everything on her face, nothing has changed.

      • quincyil says:

        When the Atlanta women are waiting in the spa, several had no make up and they looked so ordinary. I think we should have makeup artists and hair dressers and stylists… and limos in our real lives. LOL.

        • Adgirl says:

          I plaster my own dime store makeup on, but my hair is a mystery to me.

          • quincyil says:

            I buy some cosmetics from my hair salon. They have employees who take classes on makeup and do a lot of weddings. The girls get some money from sales… I don’t buy too much. I only have one face, but I have to have winter and summer because even with sunscreen, my skin changes colors. I let those girls decide what my color of the month is.

  88. Wall St Lady says:

    Happy 2011 !

    Our Father, who art in heaven
    hallowed be thy Name,
    thy kingdom come,
    thy will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those
    who trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
    For thine is the kingdom,
    and the power, and the glory,
    for ever and ever.
    Amen.

  89. Wall St Lady says:

    Wekcome Cindy
    May u have a record number of
    Va J Js
    To B Jazzel !

    I hope u don’t get
    Toooo Big 4 ur Va J J
    Unfortunately
    It comes along w/the
    Jazzed Va J J !

  90. HD says:

    Happy New Year Everyone! Just like I suspected, I think I was asleep before 11. LOL! I’m getting old. I remember years ago I would be partying and drinking on New Years. I put my wine by the side of my bed, it fell on the floor and I said just forget it! LOL!

    Soooooo hopefully ya’ll had a better time! 🙂 At least I made it to a new year! God bless everyone! Love ya!

    • LynnnSoCal says:

      Good morning and Happy New Year to all lovely LynnFam! Wow, what an evening! Idk if who mentioned this in past, re Friday nights and Trolls. Jeeze, love and light y’all! Trollsters. I’ve been out of town, popping in to catch a glimpse. For a non-Bravo week the board’s been on fire! JZarina lunacy, farty chicken, personal attacks of jealousy and insecurity. Cheers and jeers to the appropriate parties! I’m constantly amazed by the awesome, alpha heroines gathered here. Contrary to Bravo’s portrayal of mostly deluded, mentally unstable, relatively unknown housewives, the women here are a testament of strength and courage. The unity and support for each other renews my spirit everyday. WSL, Quincy, OMiB, JAM, AdGirl, Cal35, HD, HE, TLM, ZipIt, AZ, Error, I laugh and learn from you all! Please no disrespect to Fam I didn’t mention, working from memory…I’m fond of you all. Thank you Lynn for your consistantly thoughtful posts, direct, graceful, honesty(especially when dealing with the less than kind) I have continued growing respect for you and your hard work. Love and aloha to you all for 2011!

      • Adgirl says:

        Hey girl! Hope you had a great holiday!!! Rain rain go away!

        • LynnnSoCal says:

          As much as I do love the rain, and there’s more on the way! I live a few minutes walk to the beach. The proximity leaves dampness forever. My shoes are growing mold! Still, it beats frozen anyday. I’m such a wuss! This 50 degree episode is the pits! Thank goodness for my 23 lb cuddle kitty, Izzy. He’s been keeping me warm at night. Stay dry and warm yourself, and enjoy this first day of a wonderful new year.

      • California35 says:

        Same to you – and thank you!

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        Good morning sunshine! And a Happy New year to you too!

  91. HD says:

    Nene looks HUGE on WWHL. Not fat huge but like a giant huge. She is a big woman.

    • quincyil says:

      I think it was the dress. The design of clothes affects our perception of size. Most of the ladies were gorgeous last night. The hair and makeup was spectacular.

      • Adgirl says:

        She is very tall too. I recall NeNe looming over Kandi during the Tardy argument at Sheree’s party last season.

  92. StillAWallflower says:

    Wow! Busy night here last night. I’m nowhere near caught up, but I did just want to pop in and add my best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy New Year. (Good riddance to bad rubbish! 2010, I’m talkin’ to you.)

    I also want to wish a happy new year to any and all Bravo Housewives/husbands who may lurk here on occasion. Without you, this merry band of posters would never have staked out this patch of cyber-forest for its own. You may be the catalyst that formed this group, but it is heart and humor that keep it together. Anyone who calls this a “hate blog” reveals nothing but his/her own ignorance, so get ye gone.

    A special thank you to OneMoreInBoston for the beautiful poem you posted upthread. I was going to comment there, but was afraid you wouldn’t see it. I copied it to save. Hope you don’t mind.

  93. AZ Girl says:

    Happy New Year’s Everyone. Went out for early dinner and fell asleep early but woke up around 8 p.m. and stayed up for midnight. Now off to the gym to work off the mexican food I ate last night. BAD!

  94. boston02127 says:

    ♡ Good morning/afternoon. Wherever you are in your day, I hope you’re smiling.
    Happy 2011 everyone. (knock wood)

  95. Adgirl says:

    Happy New Year! It’s raining cats and dogs here in Northern California this morning! I think my basement will be flooded (again, or still). One thing about living here is – it is very green, and very damp all winter.
    I woke up with my cat buried under the covers and her little face on on my pillow, purring like crazy. She doesn’t like the rain either. It interferes with her terrorizing the neighborhood rodents and squirrels. LOL.
    I hope you all had a fun and safe New Years.

  96. Adgirl says:

    Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday.
    It’s raining like crazy here in northern California. My basement will probably flood (again, still). It’s very lush here … and damp all winter.
    I read that the Beckhams and the Gordon Ramsays are here touring wineries in Napa Valley. They are British so they are probably used to the rain.
    My cat hates the rain too. I woke up with her under the bed covers and her little face on my pillow purring.

  97. Adgirl says:

    Waaay OT.
    I just read this nice article in the NYT about an Alzheimer’s treatment facility that is doing fanatastic work. They look for ways to to connect emotionally with their patients, even giving them chocolate and dolls. They wean them off drugs and give them a cheerful environment. It seems to be working and everyone is happier.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01/health/01care.html

    • klmh says:

      Thanks for the uplifting article. I especially liked this:

      “The state tried to cite us for having chocolate on the nursing chart. They were like, ‘It’s not a medication.’ Yes, it is. It’s better than Xanax.”

      True, so true.

    • California35 says:

      Thanks Adgirl, my grandma has been with one of my aunts, and she has cared for her for a few years. My aunt has seen the changes very close, and I feel for her. I always liked and loved my aunt, she was always a very good daughter, but my love an respect has grown more because of all she does for my grandma. She is very petient and caring. I am too far to help out, so I give her a call once in a while and try to send her some $. I will suggest the sweets and dolls. You made me think of grandma and my aunt, I will give her a call today 🙂

  98. quincyil says:

    Thanks Lynn for a great year. It’s a lot of work to write all of the blogs on the many Bravo Real Housewives. You could have done that without dealing with a board full of women and men who want to share their opinions of the information Bravo provides each week. The articles on Associated Content and Reality Buzz reflect you research and the time you put into gathering information for us. Everytime, I glance at the counter there is a huge increase in hits for this site. There has to be more people reading than those of us who post and share with each other fairly often. They must find value in reading your blogs of they would not be stopping by.

    Thanks for linking to other blogs on the same subject too. I would not have known about them without your links and links from board members. I read several now. Promoting others is a trait that you won’t find in many blogs in the darkness of cyberspace.

    Thanks for letting me guest blog too. I wanted to provide fodder for our boards discussion as I was interested in the thoughts and opinions of the people here both long term and new members. It’s been a learning experience for me in many ways.

    It’s a new year. I hope that we all try to become better than we are, as Bethenny suggested. I sure am going to make an effort. Thanks again, Lynn.

    • Adgirl says:

      I still haven’t figured out how you and Lynn have time to watch/write humorous recaps of the shows for us and still have time for real life. But I’m so glad that you do!

      • quincyil says:

        I don’t have small children and my husband works all of the time. Lynn has small kids so I wonder how she does it all.

  99. buffywood says:

    The journey of a year is drawing to a close. Cherish the moments, all of them, even the ups and downs. Cherish the places you have visited and the people you have seen. Say good-bye to those whose journeys have called them someplace else. Know that you can always call them back by thinking loving thoughts. Know that all those who love you will be there for you when you need them most. Honor the lessons you have learned and the people who helped you learn them. Honor the journey your soul has mapped out for you. Trust all the places you have been. Make a scrapbook in your heart to help you remember.

    Look back for a moment. Reflect in the peace. Then let this year draw to a close. All parts of the journey are sacred and holy. Take time to honor this ending – though it’s never really the end. Go to sleep tonight. When you wake up tomorrow a new adventure will begin. Let the journey unfold.

    – Melody Beattie

  100. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning Lynn Fam~
    Happy New Year To You All~
    Had a grand time last night~band was excellent~food was eh?~people were fabulous dahling of course~;) Got to sleep around 2:30 am. That’s late for Allan & I ~but he had fun too. Not a lot peeps but a lot of fun.
    How is everyone today?
    Got the HW’s on BH today.

  101. Wall St Lady says:

    WoW Buffie Wood I knew our Hearts were linked ! I became a soul whose childhood drama was almost healed through my MB studies. I actually met her in NC at a friends home in 1987 on her book tour when “Co Dependent No More” first came out. I became a CDNM groupie & started a group at my church. I know her words so well I am merged in my mind & think they are my own.
    But I don’t remember that poem.
    You are precious & ur beautiful children r too. I was JUST thinking of a post b4 I read this w/ u to b included. See below. Meantime.
    Keep coming back. It works if u work it !

  102. Waxdiva says:

    Happy 2011!

    There’s a new story about JillZ at the NYP… the comments are most interesting…

    http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/holiday_spoils_k9N6Lu7Z0c6OsHEq7lwm8H

    • quincyil says:

      The site is hooked into facebook somehow. I saw my post ready to be filled in and was shocked. No way…LOL.

      I really have no issue with rich people having expensive vacations. I think everyone should have great vacations. I would love to go to warm places in winter. Jill is lucky that Bobby is so generous. She received an expensive gift for her birthday and this nice trip. Good for her.

      • Waxdiva says:

        Sorry… I had no idea about the facebook link…

        • quincyil says:

          I think a whole bunch of sites are linking these days. Word press has twitter links.

          It wasn’t your fault in any way. When it logged out of facebook and went back it was cleared. So I guess I will have to log out of sites if I want to post somewhere.
          It’s actually a good think to discover so thanks.

          • buffywood says:

            There should be a setting in your Facebook account that controls this. It should be under privacy>apps and websites.

            • quincyil says:

              Thanks… I will go and look …

            • quincyil says:

              I think there is money to be made…

              Someone should have an 800 number that you could call to help walk you through all of these security issues in facebook. Also… if someone would help me figure out some things with my telelphone… I show my kids and they get uppity right away. I may ask one of their friends to help me sometime. My kids think I should automatically understand new technologies. They can’t use a slide rule though.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Ain’t she nice? Ain’t she Bobby? Spend all that money on a vacation in Aruba and Jill spends her time posting on a blog ROFLMAO! I love it!

      • quincyil says:

        She doesn’t have bravo tv in Aruba according to her twitter to Andy last night. I think there is a lot of down time on vacations and Jill, like a lot of us, gets bored. I like to do things all of the time on vacation so going to a mansion on the sea and sitting would drive me insane. I bet Jill is a lot like I am… always wantign to be on the go.

    • California35 says:

      Interesting – all comments were negative…..

    • Nancy says:

      #1 She is soo ugly!
      #2 Vacation in Aruba? Too funny. I guess all the “Fabulous” Countries/Islands (whatever) are on to her so they have to vacation with the D-listers! Please just keep her out of California!

  103. TLM says:

    I thought I would share my recipe for salad I’m having today with my Trader Joe’s Organic Creamy Tomato Soup. I usually do something like this depending on what I have in the house. You can add tuna, hard boiled eggs or tofu, or just enjoy as-is. Mix everything gently and add lettuce just before plating. Like Bethenny, I’m not a measurer, but adjust to your taste. Enjoy!

    My New Year’s Day Detox Salad
    Salad:
    1 can Goya chick peas
    2 heaping teaspoons Trader Joe’s capers
    1 medium tomato, diced
    ½ small onion, diced
    Handful of Trader Joe’s bagged romaine lettuce
    Handful of Trader Joe’s frozen peas, thawed
    1 small red apple, diced
    Dressing:
    2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s grapeseed oil
    1 teaspoon Trader Joe’s organic maple syrup
    3 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
    1 teaspoon Trader Joe’s Dijon mustard
    Kosher salt to taste
    Fresh ground black pepper to taste

    • vilzvet says:

      Sounds super-healthy! I’m going to stop at TJ’s and get their mayo since you recommended it so highly. Love that place. I like their pita chips, and they have Paul Newman’s flaxseed cereal that is sometimes hard to find.

  104. California35 says:

    Still catching up 🙂

    Good morning everyone – I am wishing you all a happy, healthy, peacefull but exciting New Year. Full of love, health, good weather, work, $, company, patience, humor and wisdom. Let’s all make our dreams and goals come true (an loose a few pounds :-P).

    California35

  105. California35 says:

    BH episodes are on at Bravo and will continue until 4pm.

    The Vegas episode is on now – It is thebepisode Before all the Camille crazyness, when we thought the only problem with her was her constant talk of her husband, and that she was flirtatious. We were still getting to know the wives. Kyle telling Kim in front ofnthe ladies that she has bad taste of man….not cool.

  106. Wall St Lady says:

    This is to
    Buffywood
    OnMoBo
    TrueLD
    Boston2
    Kansas
    And all u LynnFam who r Single.
    Until u find some one who Deserves You. Remember that, that is the issue :
    You Haven’t found someone who
    DESERVES You.
    Please don’t settle.
    Although I have been married almost 20 years,it took me almost twenty years to find my mate. For me having a mate to love me was more important than my job or anything in my life except my faith. Feeling loved & loving God kept me going.
    Because it took so long for me to find my soul mate, I have a special area in my heart, just for folks I know who r hoping for a mate to love & be committed to them. Although I never had a child, I know, that like the pain of childbirth,its forgotten when true love finally comes.
    So with this New Year,I pray
    That all of U
    Looking for love
    Will find it.
    I also pray for renewed love for all who want a renewal.
    Not just hearts & flowers
    b a true soul mate who loves u no matter what. Who thinks u r cute when u look like a chubby drowned rat. Who can’t get enough of u & assumes all ur screw ups r unintentional and thinks
    ANY one who is not on your side is JUST JEALOUS.
    Most of all a friend who loves u so much that when u r a jerk & they correct u & offer u advice, u r not offended but grateful & u feel loved even more.
    In 2011
    I wish/pray for love for us All !
    Happy New Year LynnFam !
    (Anyone single I missed let me know )

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Thank you, dear WSL. I am touched. I am wishing right back at you that you, and so many others, have many, many, many years of continued happiness right into doddering old age. Love ya!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      love you my beautiful Wall Street Lady!

    • buffywood says:

      LOL… in my life, heart, and everything that matters I am not single. Jim and I have been living toghther for almost 5 years and our son will be turning 3 in February. Typically we refer to each other as husband wife but I am not married by choice.

  107. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Wishing Everyone Peace & Health & Lots Of Love & Laughter~Thanks Jill~
    I didn’t mention before that last night just before midnight an extremely close friend got a call & she ran into the ladies room & was crying hysterically. She told me that it was her son & he was in jail & his wife/gf not sure was arrested as well for manufacturing with intent to sell something. They also had their 6 month old baby with them. The other grandma has the baby now but cannot watch him full time. My friend works 5 to 6 days a week from 7 am to 3pm. She was scared to death that the police are going to put the baby in foster care so I told her I would watch him while she’s at work & figures out what is going to happen. This is not her son’s first arrest. I am so worried & feel so bad for all concerned. Another friend told me since the baby was with them we just don’t know what is going to happen. I feel honored to able to help & look after the child till they can get a regular daycare system set up.
    I cannot imagine my friend must be just unbelievably in shock still.
    Just needed to get any thoughts or anyone who knows the law a little better than me.
    Thank you all~I love you Lynn Fam

  108. quincyil says:

    Alicia Goster…. not alliteration, but suspicious..

    It’s a name on the comments section of Lynn’s blog on Jill. The link is above in our blog. Alicia Goster, probably not her real name, say that she knows Jill and Jill is the most wonderful person on Earth. Well, her best friends Ramona and the Countess probably wouldn’t go that far. If it was Alicia Alabaster or Genny Goster, I’d say it was Jill herself. Jill is the most generous. Did we see that when she was discussing her donation to the charity? You know.. the one where raising 100,000 dollars was enough until Ramona made her donate 5,000 dollars. We have watched Jill for 3 years and read her thoughts in blogs and twitter. Does anyone her think Jill is the nicest person on Earth? I think that some of the people here are way nicer than Jill and we visit a “hate blog.” Jill’s own sister has issues with Jill. I was trying to think of a person that might think she is the nicest and i can’t think of one. Even Gloria rolls her eyes when Jill is behaving badly during photo shoots. I wonder if Alicia is a common name in Aruba.

    • quincyil says:

      No hits on “goster” at all. Google asks if it is “Foster?”

      Alicia… Ali ? She might want to protect her mom. Allison loves her mother.

    • RealHousewivesof Miami! says:

      pipl says there are two Alicia Gosters in all of the US – one in Maine and one in Canton Ohio. I think it’s just a made-up name.

  109. RealHousewivesof Miami! says:

    Love your blog and check it regularly. I read it before I watch the shows, sometimes. You’re a very talented writer and I hope you go far with these recaps.

    Just a quick heads-up, tech-wise for you – it’s really easy to change your IP address with the use of proxy services. TOR, for example, allows you to change your IP all the time or settle into a city that you want to appear to be coming from. I don’t know if Jill Zarin knows about this stuff, but a lot of people do and I feel like you should too if you are checking IPs.

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  111. BREAKING NEWS!!!!! LMFAOOO!!!!

    @Jillzarin
    I just heard some of you have been bullied AGAIN by hate blogger.My cyber assistant will start blocking any of their followers. I hope helps
    29 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    I know damn well Lynn has been quiet on the twitterverse lately since she is busy WRITING POSTS ABOUT HOUSEWIVES!!! lmaooo
    Sounds Like the minions are perpetuating gahhhhbij again..

    This POST ROCKS!!!! Btw.. you can find this particular post on my blog for more viewers to find Lynn .. MAZEL!!!

    http://tvtime101.com/2011/01/02/guest-blogger-lynnnchicago-a-look-back-at-2010-on-bravo/

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