IHJZ Millionaire Matchmaker / The Fashion Show

I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blogs Millionaire Matchmaker / The Fashion Show by Quincy IL

Thank you Quincy for these great blogs on last night’s shows…

The Fashion Show Week Eight

Dominique and Jeffrey are congratulating themselves on their accomplishments so far. Calvin is in crisis as he ponders his failure to win any of the challenges. He exercises his upper body using deck chairs as he tells us that he has “no choice, have to win.” They leave and arrive at a Manhattan store, “New York Vintage.” The designers are enthralled. There are vintage objects: hats, jewelry, belts, hair pieces…. Jeffrey tells us that this is a museum with timeless one of kind pieces. Simon Doonan, the creative director of Barney’s and author if “Vintage Accessories in Eccentric Design.” Calvin says that Simon is a celebrity to him and that he has read Simon’s book many times.

Iman explains that this week’s challenge is to create a collection using vintage items chosen by Simon. She first sends Jeffrey to the House of Emerald to even the teams as Cesar is alone after last week’s elimination. Jeffrey and Cesar feel they are similar. Cesar puts his head on Jeffrey’s shoulder. Dominique is given a pink pig (purse?) and a 100 year old, Victorian bustle (frame for shape of skirt, webbed.) Eduardo is given an Audrey Hepburn black feathered hat with wide rims and a silver colored belt. He has problems seeing that connection between the two items and shows concern. Calvin is given a ruffle similar to the collars of Elizabeth I of England which is dirty. He is also given black gloves. Cesar receives a blue cup with a bird and a broach with green and blue stones. Jeffrey loves his vintage items. He is given chandelier earrings and a light blue and light green feathered jacket. Iman tells the teams that they were given two items for two looks. Every one is aghast even Calvin who creates two looks every week.

Mood Boards/ Work Session

They quickly get to work as there are two designs to be created in 24 hours in this challenge.

The House of Emerald has vintage items that they feel fit together nicely. They immediately come up with designs and decide that their designs will be ivory. Cesar discusses dying his cloth as he has done in so many challenges. Jeffrey is against this because of the time factor. There are two designs required this week. Isaac believes that dyeing the cloth when so many colors are available to choose from is a bad idea. Jeffrey talks about the shape of his dress and slits in the neck to feature his chandelier earrings. He loves his jacket and will have a hint of color flowing from the back of his dress. Jeffrey describes one of his dresses as a caftan. Cesar creates a one shouldered dress with a design that helps the line in the broach flow down into the dress. Cesar describes “a twisted bias.” Jeffrey argues that the color in the vintage items is enough. Cesar replies, “I believe in taking a risk.”

The House of Nami has a more difficult time organizing their concepts. The only item with color is the pink pig, so they decide on a black and white collection. Calvin reminds them of the challenge and tells them that they have to be theatrical. He tells us in an interview that Eduardo’s ruffles have been done in every single challenge. Calvin talks about the feeling of the fabrics. Dominique’s fabric choices for her pig coat are made, but we see Calvin just looking at them with no words. She decides to put the bustle at the shoulders like a Geisha rather than use it at the hips as Victorians did. She actually likes the frame of the bustle alone but covers it. Calvin watches and makes no comment. Dominique feels she is being very creative and is having a good time although she is very tired. Calvin is making a cocktail dress. He wants his design to be body hugging. He also tells us that he will donate the entire prize to the “Gay Men’s Health Crisis” which has helps him cope with his dying partner’s hospice and his personal issues with the impending loss.

Model Fitting

The fitting of models seems rushed and Eduardo does not have the crotch of his design ready. Dominique tells him to drape it over the model. Eduardo is the last to finish each week so this challenge is very difficult for him. He shows stress. Calvin looks at the opposing House of Emerald and comments. “Emerald make a dress and put a cape on it. Hell no!” Jeffrey and Cesar look at their four designs and are pleased. Cesar gives up the plan to dye the cloth. He trusts Jeffrey.

Calvin is concerned that his two designs will not fit with his team mates’ designs. He starts to create a third dress in despair. Dominique can’t believe his is doing this.

The Fashion Show

No one is prepared, but the Fashion Show is lining up. They are working with hair and some strange things are happening. Calvin puts a shoe in one of the models hair. The models are fluffed and the make up is more dramatic than other shows. Dominique tries to help the struggling Eduardo who has created two dresses in black with very, very large ruffles. The Pig Coat walks first. Dominique loves her coat and her pink pig. Calvin thinks his gloves look good with his design. Eduardo is pleased with the look of the vintage belt on his model. He thinks the feathered hat matches the dress well and is “fresh and avant garde.” Dominique is happy with her crazy ideas. (She is the youngest and is fresh out of design school.) Cesar tells us in an interview that the House of Nami is not cohesive.

The House of Emerald begins with a darkened stage. Their collection is all about birds.

It was hard to read the judge’s facial expressions. Jaws did drop, but it was not obvious if that was a good drop or a bad drop.

Final Judging

All five designers on the stage as Isaac and Iman explain how difficult it was to judge this week. All of the designers met the challenge to design a collection using a vintage item. Simon Doonan tells them that their designs were more exciting than the Tents (Fashion shows in NYC sometimes have tents.) They look at Eduardo’s fashions and admire his slacks. They call it dramatic chic. Dominique’s pig coat and hump dress were the most fashion forward, but the fabric on the pig coat looked cheap and did not hang correctly. The hunchback dress has too many layers of fabric on the bustle. Isaac would have liked to see the framework, but it was hidden. Calvin was told that this was his best designs in the entire contest. Calvin had to explain that the shoe in the model’s hair was his self expression. Isaac liked the idea after it was explained to all. Calvin was told that his fabric looked expensive.

The House of Emerald wins the Fashion Show and Jeffrey’s feather jacket design and chandelier slit top of caftan dress are chosen as the best. Iman wants the chandelier designed dress for herself. The judges often tell Jeffrey that they want his designs in their own Houses of Fashion. As a prize, Jeffrey can take one vintage item from the store for his final collection if he is in the finale.

The House of Nami stands before the judges. Eduardo receives compliments, but the judges tell him to look at his total collection and see how similar his designs were week to week of the challenge. Eduardo, who has the most winning designs in this season, is “Out of Fashion.” In an interview, he states that Calvin should have been sent home. He wonders if the judges will have regrets.

Isaac tells the House of Emerald to go home and rest, but not in the same bed. Everyone laughs.

Millionaire Matchmaker Final Week in NYC

This week we see Patti meeting with a gray haired man and are told that they are high school classmates. Patti and this old gentleman go to a deli in Shore Hills, NJ, for a “Philly” sandwich. She is wearing short jean shorts. The man has a photo of Patti with high school classmates and it seems blurred on camera. Patti tells us that it reminds her of “What a great pothead I was.”

Patti enters her office in a very tight black dress and shouts, “Last week in New York!” She adds, “I am overwhelmed by women and I need some F****** penis.” We are introduced to Freddie Mitchell who is retired from football. He was a wide receiver for the Eagles and he is considering returning to the game. Freddie has five million dollars and is into investing his money. We see him in a swimming pool on a raft talking into the phone. He has no current job. Freddie had a long time fiance and a child. Freddie tells Patti that when he lost in a Super Bowl to the Patriots, she dumped him. Freddie thinks the women he has dated are gold diggers. Freddie likes to date White and Latino women. Dustin explains that Freddie dates football groupies. Patti tells us that Freddie’s picker if off. Patti tells us that she is going “to help a Brother out.”

Rachel is being coy with the second millionaire and Patti feels that something is up. Rachel confesses that her choice is Stacie Kessler, who we met a few weeks ago. Patti freaks. Stacie wants to give Patti a second chance, but wants an apology from Patti. Patti freaks. Dustin intercedes and tells Stacie that she has to obey them or she should leave.

Stacie had a screaming match with Patty when she left a while back. We are reminded that Patti actually sent Stacie and her handsome model/actor date to an island where Stacie was unable to connect. Patti calls Stacie, “Cracked, crazy.” Stacy claims to be a changed woman, so Patti immediately calls in her 24/7 on call lie detector specialist. He puts the wires on Stacy, but instead of the technician asking the questions as is usual in lie detector examination, Patti asks questions that she and her staff have prepared. Patti asks if Stacie believes Patti can help her, if she is willing to obey her, if she is ready to do anything I request of you.” Stacie answers, “Yes,” to each question and the technician does not read deception in any of Stacy’s answers.

Cattle Call

It’s going to be a big mixer since this is the last week in NYC. The three high stools are set up. Dustin, Rachel, and Andrea (the verbally abused intern) are waiting for Patti. They tell Patti to go to the sitting area for the first Patti goes to the room and seems confused about her choices. Every one of the potential dates receives an interview so Patti’s confusion is confusing.

For Freddie, who wants an all American blond, the interview Jessica who is exotic with black curly hair and they love her. Andrea is a 32 year old gemologist who grades diamonds. She sounds like a nice Midwestern girl with a great smile. Pattie loves her. Then, we meet Valentine from Siberia who tells Patti, “very cold, not able to star your car.” Patti says Valentine is perfect. Karolina is from Lithuania. Maria has dark hair, but she is a stunt woman who beats up Dustin for Patti’s pleasure. She’s in.

For Stacie, Patti has an actor, Brian; a financier, Eben; and a man from the Bronx, Pete. Pete wants to please Patti and go to the mixer very badly. One man admits to dating someone. He is sent away. Patti shouts that “This is not “Big Love” and there is no polygamy here!”


Stacie seems out of it and Patti asks her if she is OK. Patti tells the possible dates of the millionaires that Freddie does not want a gold digger. Stacie wanders around the room asking inane questions and drinking like a fish. Pete has a conversation with Stacie, but she abruptly moves away and he decides to rip her by telling Patti and Rachel that Stacie has ADD. Stacie returns and without missing a beat Pete pretends that he was saying that Rachel has ADD. Stacie falls for it, but Patti points out to Stacie that Pete is telling lies. Stacie decides that Pete is the man for her because Patti does not want Pete for Stacie. Patti asks if Stacie took her Adderall. Pete flirts with Andrea, Patti’s intern. Stacie asks Eben to be her date.

Freddie interviews all of the women using the lessons taught to him in his discussions with Patti. Patti’s rules are no sex before monogamy and no blow jobs on that first date. Freddie notices a hint of a Southern Drawl coming from Andrea the gemologist, who admits that she is from North Carolina and is also a mother. Freddie connects as he is a father and she is a beautiful blond. Freddie also likes the dark haired Maria who is a stunt woman with her own business.

The Dates

Freddie takes Andrea in a limo for a helicopter tour over NYC. She has a blast, but she now has a full blown Southern accent. He says that she went from grey poupon to hot, spicy mustard. She also tells him that she googled him and wants him to explain why he has not paid child support. He is embarrassed and feels she was wrong to get into his business. She feels he should have paid his child support, but it willing to continue with the date and have a good time. They go to a rooftop dinner which is exclusive. They discuss interests and after learning that Andrea was a high school cheerleader, he calls the waiter over to catch her if he drops her during a chair lift. Freddie enjoys doing the lift that he learned in high school as you get to put you hands on the girl’s hips and then between her legs when she is in the air hoping that you won’t drop her. Her underpants show during the lift. She looks uncomfortable, but he liked it a lot.

Stacie has chosen Eben, the financier. She decided that they will go to a screening of her video series which ends with Stacie in lingerie. The video is confusing. We see Stacie being interviewed in restaurants, doing exercise, and lying on couch. Eben is miserable and when she asks him if he likes it he lies and says, “Yes.” At dinner, Stacie and Eben talk with their mouths full of food. Stacie has food on her face in several shots. Eben tells Stacie that he is not sexually attracted to her, hated her video and is only staying at dinner because he wants to finish his hamburger and fries. Stacie leaves. We watch Stacie walking up a stairs with a camera view of her rear that she might not like.

Final Interview

Patti is shocked that Freddie was asked about his failure to pay child support. She is going to give him more lessons and help him find non gold diggers who will help him live off of his five million dollars in one of the most expensive cities on Earth for many more decades. Breaking her hard fast rule that the rejected mini date contestant should not go out the millionaire because she was rejected by him, Patti agrees to arrange a date for Freddie with Maria, the stunt woman.

Stacy returns for the second shouting match with Patti and now is officially DNR (Do not Renew.)

Patti is shown taking a lie detector examination with questions from Dustin.

“Do you love NYC?” Patti answers, “No.” (No deception)
“Do you think we have helped New Yorkers find love?” Patti answers, “Yes.” (No deception)
“Would you give up fame and money for true love?” Patti answers, “Yes.” (No deception)

(My question: “Would you hire this lie detector technician, if you wanted the truth?”
My answer is, “No.” (No deception)

Patti has returned to LA. The series is done for this season.

Again, thank you Quincy, great job all season taking one for the team and sitting through Patti Stanger, lets hope that this wasn’t just her final show in LA, but her final show ever!

I think all season we saw just one or two matches and I don’t even believe those were authentic real matches. This woman couldn’t match an outfit, let alone a couple. Good Bye Patti Stanger…good riddance 🙂

Until Next Time…

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267 Responses to IHJZ Millionaire Matchmaker / The Fashion Show

  1. quincyil says:

    This is Boston’s link from the other page.

    The RH of NYC are at War.


    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Pray tell us what lesson is LuAnn trying to teach her daughter with this behavior?

      • quincyil says:

        The lesson is how to redirect anger in the modern world. In the old days, it was called “displaced anger.” I see in the real world and cyberspace. I’m sure we are not supposed to say that we can see it because it makes us look like condone something that we don’t as the behavior of Ramona 98% of the time. The person at fault is Luann’s beloved daughter so by redirecting this anger she can blame someone other than Victoria for this embarassment. I’m sure a lot of people will agree with Luanne, like Jill, but I can see what Luann is doing here. This battle with Ramona will only make things worse. Sometimes, it is wise to make a public apology and then be silent.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          As in if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all! So Victoria is learning to kill the messenger rather than examine her own actions and own what she did.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I’m not surprised by LuAnn’s reaction. I bet you she is more upset with Ramona than she is with her daughter.

    • MichelleShaniquaObama says:

      The end

  2. Mookies1mom says:

    Don’t know if this will work but here goes.


    It’s the Stanker. It’s funny because my hubby was telling me last night what he thinks most men find attractive. And he says it isn’t what people like Stanker think. He also loves me no matter what size I am it’s what is on the inside that counts. I always knew he was a keeper, even 20+ years ago!

    Thanks Quincy for the re-cap and taking one or two for the team. I haven’t seen the Fashion Show yet but I will watch later today. I will say this Calvin has driven me nuts the entire season!

    • vilzvet says:

      Ooh we have italics today, lol.

      • quincyil says:

        This is quintessential Patti Stanger.

        What women have to do to date:

        “Hit the gym. I lost 25 pounds on Sensa [an appetite suppressant]. And I had to. I had to find a diet that would kick me back into dating shape. Because I know that I can’t date at size 8. I have to date at size 2. And it’s just a fact of nature. Go get your injections and your chemical peels. You gotta look good to attract a man. The penis does the picking. It’s like brushing your teeth. You gotta look good and keep it up. I’m just the messenger! What am I supposed to say–that the world is not a visually-driven place? That men need to be physically-attracted in order to take you off the market? Did I create the prototype for mankind? No! I’m not God. I have to give the message. In order to get the one you want, you’ve gotta become the one he wants you to become, with a slight degree of margin. You’re not gonna change your personality or your attributes. You’re just gonna be the best you can be physically. And then you’ll decide if he’s a good catch or not once you get in the door. But you have to get in the door first. As for the men, I say, ‘if you want hot girls, you have to get some plugs, or lose 20 pounds, and dress well.’ You can’t look bad and expect to get friggin’ Eva Longoria! You have to look the part, too.”

        I think her size 2 has to be one of the desinger size 2s that board members wrote about. A size two designed for Patti.

        • quincyil says:

          The above is from Mookies’s link.

        • Mookies1mom says:

          You mean I too could be a size zero like Jill?!? Not going to happen since I can’t afford a designer to make me clothes and lie to me about my size.

          Of course when you have a personality like Stanker I think that would drive men away rather than her dress size.

          • quincyil says:

            According to board members with experience in fashion, we all can be 2s. We should have to pay a designer to “Make it so!”

        • boston02127 says:

          Too bad Patti couldn’t just forget about looks & try being a kind & decent human being.

        • Waxdiva says:

          Oh… I just cannot stand the Stanker. She is so full of it and she knows it… IMO, she’s milking her TV time for all it’s worth because she knows she’s on shaky ground when it comes to renewing MM. Yeah, she’s a size 2… like Mo’nique’s a size 2! Has size 2 now become the standard for which all aspire? When I modeled, I was a size 8… and no, it wasn’t considered ‘plus size.’ If I were a size 2, I’d be a skeleton.

        • buffywood says:

          And we wonder why so many teens are weight obsessed, have eating disorders, and are getting plastic surgery at younger and younger ages. Patti should be ashamed of herself.

        • AZ Girl says:

          Right…Patty a size 2…. and she and Jennifer Anniston are in the same boat when it comes to career and love. Memo to Patty…Jennifer Anniston you are NOT!

        • California35 says:

          Gee thanks Patti, I will go shoot myself now. I am a size 14 who is trying to loose waight, but not for a man, or to be a 8 or 2!!!. I do want to look good and yes I want to look good for my man (BF), but I wouldn’t dream of chaning my looks because I won’t get a man or I would loose the man I have. WOW! Good thing I don’t care of what she has to say…otherwise gee as it is we (or I) woman have our insecurities already, we don’t want a man or another woman to add to them.

          Any ways, sorry guys – I am feeling very outspoken today 😛

          Quincy Thanks for the recap.

      • Mookies1mom says:

        Yeah, I have no idea how that happened. LOL

  3. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Glad you are back and happy that MM is “OVER!”. Or will there be a reunion?
    Quincy… No wonder you had a slip and fall! You’ve got the image of that ugly darned woman screaming “Penis, and pecker picking!” and when the horse snorted you thought it was her!. JK. (too soon?)

    Quincy, I love your recaps and will misss them when these shows are over. In case you ever want to really step over to the dark side and see “America’s Yoot” in all it’s drunken depravity, guest blog “BadGirlsClub” and “JerseyShore”! PLEASE! I’d love to hear you rip in to these kids, or make sense of any of their actions.

    Love, love, love Quincy! 😉

    • quincyil says:

      I love you too. I am so happy this morning. I think they will run her show for a while longer, but then she will be gone from Bravo for a long time.

      I will miss Eduardo of “The Fashion Show.” I noticed a number of board member thought that he would win. It was shocking that Calvin stayed and Eduardo was “Out of Fashion.”

      My prediction is that Jeffrey will win this competition. Iman and Isaac have said over and over again that they want his clothes for themselves of for their collections. In the beginning, he was making unisex clothing. He has really matured in this challenge. I love Dominique, but that crazy pill is dangerous. I think she’s going to fall. I suspect the finale will be Jeffrey and Calvin. I know that shocking because Calvin has not won one prize. I think that he is changing and growing. Dominique will probably go down next. After her, Cesar will go.

      I have learned so much about fashion from this show and from this board. As Alex said, “It’s wearable art.”

      • AZ Girl says:

        I can’t believe Calvin is still in the competition. Has to be his personality. He has been at the bottom so many time why should he make to the finals?

        • quincyil says:

          It’ s amazing. There was the yellow, not tomato dress. He has been on the short list for “out of fashion” so many times. They feature his comments on interviews more than any other designer. I think they are hanging their hat on Calvin. (I am into idioms today. At least, this is a fashion idiom and not something from Captain Picqard of Star Trek.)

          • JKW says:

            Hell to the no…Calvin won’t go. He makes this show. It would be boring without him. I watch him just to hear the “Calvin speak”. He is obnoxious but I have to say I watch it because of him.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        I thought Calvin became a bit more human and sympathetic when he displayed some emotion over his dying partner and his plan to donate the winnings. Thus I concluded he’ll be in the final two. If he gets to final two, he can’t be totally unsympathetic to the audience.

        Quincy, I thought of you the other day. Our humane society has asked people with sewing machines to hem donated comforters into usable sizes. Tho they’ve made a huge production of the process, basically I’m chopping them into pieces on the floor and stitching under the raw edges. Straight line sewing. It would be a great way to learn to handle the machine, so too bad you’re so far away! I’d teach you!

        • quincyil says:

          My mother quilts and has a sewing machine, but she doesn’t like to change the color of her thread from white for some reason. Don’t ask her to hem pants either, because it looks like the lines in a quilt. I think she may be a one stich wonder.

          • kk says:

            When you ask someone to hem clothes for you, you should buy them the proper matching color & fabric thread . It’s insulting to expect someone to drive around to fabric stores & get it for you with $3/gallon gas. I know dozens of sew-ers & seamstresses & It’s expected especially if you’re doing a favor. I’d sewn it in whatever thread I had too If u were that inconsiderate.

    • quincyil says:

      Lynn’s site features Bravo shows, but when there were Bravo reality stars were on “Ghost Hunters” of Syfy,” she let me guest blog on it. Bravo will probably have shows on Mondays and Tuesdays, but I have no idea what their plan is. I haven’t seen those reality shows. I started watching when I saw promos for the Real Housewives of NYC. I think I know Jill Zarin better than Jill Zarin knows Jill Zarin. I know she is really having a wonderful time watching her “friends” Ramona and Luann duke it out. I bet she is emailing and calling both of them telling each one what the other is saying. I bet she is sharing their comments with strangers who walk by her in NYC hallways.

      There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that Jill Zarin can stay out of a fight with the RH of NYC.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Jill always has gasoline and matches! She will fuel this feud and be amazed when the blowback hits her.

        • quincyil says:

          Ramona thinks that Jill is her friend. Told Andy Cohen that she has talked to Jill for a half hour in the off season. I guess their definition of “friend” and mine are different.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Ramona has Jill’s number – she will call her out if she sees her playing both sides.

  4. boston02127 says:

    Great blog Quincy. Thanks. I really liked the fashion show last night. I loved the challenge. That store that they started out in was so cool, I love stores like that.

    • quincyil says:

      Not me… My closet has vintage clothes from my youth. Would you like a very nice pair of bell bottoms and a tie dye tee shirt?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I had a hard time with her “job” – no one walks into that type of job! And next week we get to see her go off on Kim (and there hasn’t been an ounce of friction between them to date).

  5. AZ Girl says:

    Patty looked ridiculous in those jean shorts and high heels going into the sandwich shop. I am so glad that this show is done for now.

  6. WSL says:

    Snow in NYC is mostly Gone !
    The streets & sidewalks r clear.

    Happy Birthday Cakers !

    Let’s throw up prayers & good wishes for Cakers. Does anyone know where Cakers is ? I can’t very well throw a party for some one who isn’t here. But cakers can be in our hearts today !

    Happy Birthday Cakers !

    (Lillybell’s Birthday is on the 16th. Get ready to par teeeee) !

    • Cakers says:

      Oh. My. Goodness! ~~(blushing)~~

      Dearest WSL,
      Thank you soooo much for remembering my birthday! That was very, very sweet of you! ((((HUGS))))
      I completely forgot that I let you know when my birthday was, waaaay back when…. (still blushing)
      I usually, mostly lurk on here. Around Thanksgiving time, I fell behind in reading Lynn’s blogs (i.e. life came a-callin’, –so to speak)
      It took me until yesterday to finally catch up.

      I’m from Mid-Michigan and we’ve gotten a good amount of snow. I’m used to shoveling, etc., but I feel bad for anybody living in a state that’s not used to this weather.
      Hubby is a long-haul trucker and just called me from NJ but didn’t give me a weather report.

      Anyway, thanks again for remembering me, WSL. I’m glad the snow’s mostly gone from your neck of the woods. 🙂

      In a few minutes I have to go to a meeting with our town’s festival committee. I’m the parade organizer and have to give a statis report.

      Have a great evening & thanks again for the happy happy!

      BTW…. I LUV LynnFam!!

      • Cakers says:

        Oh, shoot, I forgot to add:
        Thanks Quincy for again posting an amazing blog! You rock! 🙂

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Happy birthday, Cakers! I hope you got cake!

        • Cakers says:

          Ahhh, thank you LavaLady and Kansas Girl for the birthday wishes~ 🙂

          I didn’t get any cake (which is fine since I’m not a big fan).
          Hubby’s trucking all week, daughter’s working long hours and son’s a 16 y.o.
          Sooo, yeaah,…. no. Cake is not happenin’ here anytime soon. lol

          Although I did take 2 doz choc chip cookies to the meeting. Everyone forgot they teased me, (last month), about bringing a treat since I will be the birthday girl and was pleasantly surprised I remembered. (hee hee)

          It was fun. We had a mini cookie party. I ate 2.
          (they were small) 😛

  7. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thanks Quincy for the double header!
    MM season is over and that is cause to celebrate in itself! Patty panders to the superficial even though she says she knows what people need/want.
    As for Fashion Show – Mr Ruffles set himself up for being out of fashion and Calvin will be there til the end because he is the Bravo Drama bringing foil necessary to the formula that has brought the show its audience. We love to hate him, yet he can run circles around some of the other designers. Tonight we learned he has a heart and is dealing with personal tragedy – which may give us pause when we sit in snarkdom of him in the future.

    • quincyil says:

      Cesar lost his partner not long ago too. They don’t seem to like each other, but they have so much in common.

  8. WSL says:

    True Life Diva !

    I am sure I can’t live with out you ! you invited me to sing at your wedding with One More Boston. As u hopefully see, via my birthday parties (yeah yeah ,due to my own holiday partying I missed 2 by a day)I take my commitments very seriously. Even when I thought I should retire cuz I was unhappy big time,I planned to continue to b the birthday elf.
    Any way, you don’t know but I have been taking singing lessons from Kim and I would b heart broken if u dissssed me & I didn’t get to sing.
    Also, u r currently in my will for my hat collection, which I guarantee u is more extensive than any BH Ho wive’s hat collection. I would have left my shoe collection to u but ur tootsies are toooo petite.
    What u don’t know is that I have your daughter in mind too.
    Now u know how some families get the “out of line” back in line.
    Further more,I will organize a LynnFam posse to hunt you down,kick ur buttttt,then kiss u all over,then hug u real good & last we will ask u to forgive any misunderstandings and come back to LynnFam where u belong.
    We need you. U have educated me & forgiven my weaknesses. Most important u were “eager to believe the best” 1Cor:13 of me in my ignorance, even though I offended you. We reconciled and I knew you REALY forgave me when you asked me to sing at your wedding.Reconciliation brings growth. When we quit growing we r dead.
    True Life Diva

    Honey, U my Bitch !

    Get Yo Hinnie Home !

    The Posse is being formed.

    *One More Boston (my 1st General,lock the doors,she knows where u R)

    Ok ,the badges r ready & ponies saddled.
    Here we come TLD !
    It would be much easier if u would just tell me,I am still in your wedding and my lessons with Kim weren’t in vain.
    BTW she reads your posts & thinks u r a “chicken $h*t if u leave the LynnFam.
    I need to stop. The posse is getting rou ou ou dy !
    Don’t make the painful.
    I don’t mind groveling,
    U r worth it !

  9. error404 says:

    Gosh, I’m missing so much tv this week! Thank God for these recaps.

    TFS: wow! Not only Calvin, but I also feel Caesar are more “deserving” to go before Eduardo. But, as these shows go, you’re only as good as you are this week. I wonder if Calvin can pull off a Brie form Sheer Genius? Probably not, but ya nevah know.

  10. quincyil says:

    In Patti’s show, Andrea the chosen American for the date with Freddie googled him. I bet there is a lot of googling going down between the end of the mixer and those first dates but this girl actually brought it up. I was shocked when her accent went from IL to North Carolina. A couple of drinks and she turned into a Southern Belle like Phaedra. Patti had her choice of women in NYC to represent White Americans so she went with Siberians and Lithuanians. LOL. I think her data base was not that extensive. She even had to do a double take on Stacie. Perhaps, Patti googled her and saw her video thinking this is something that I really want on my show.

    I wonder if Patti is captaining the ship of MM or the producers of the television show are creating all of this for public consumption. Either way, a normal person should not go on Patty’s show because your reputation is at risk and it may affect job searches in the future.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I’ve been wondering along the same line. I think the Stacy-comes-back was totally a set-up. Did they not have any more millionaires? And before the show came on, I caught the end of last week’s rerun. I wonder if both were set up. Which got me wondering. Did Patti and friends in NY know these women and plan this out? Or did the production company plan it? Who is in on it? To us it seems this show ruins reputations, yet these people seem to want to be on it and we hear no complaints about ruined reputations. This makes me think that it’s all planned and they’re getting something from it that they want — attention. I suspect last week’s heavy millionaire already knew her date and this was planned. Is he wanting to act? Catching just the end of last week’s show and then Stacy coming back has really got my radar up. Fake, fake, fake.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Gold diggers two weeks in a row. Trying to break millionaires of their need for young and hot dates. Not many of Patty’s millionaires seemed really interested in finding LOVE but enjoyed being on television….some even had the goal of proving Patty was full of it. And I wondered through all of this – aren’t matchmakers supposed to make the match – why the choice?

  11. AZ Girl says:

    Msnbc.com has an article on BH reunion which is very interesting. Can someone post the link for me? At office and posting via Droid no can do. Thanks!

    • quincyil says:


      When I googled the msnbc link was a video and my Hugh’s satellite doesn’t all a lot of downloading of videos.

      Both have similar titles so I took this one.

      • AZ Girl says:

        That’s the one. I thought Cedric finally pushed out of Lisa’s house and they are not on speaking terms was interesting. Everyone fighting with Camille is expected.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        What exactly do Taylor and Kim have to constantly fight about?

        • error404 says:

          Oh that’s easy.

          IIRC Taylor told Kim at the airport, on camera, that Camille was “insecure”.

          Then Taylor told Camille at the hotel, off camera, that all of the other women were calling Camille “insecure” at the airport.

          Camille then went bat-shit crazy because no one as lowly as they “local real-a-tour wives” should dare to call her “insecure”. It’s above their station.

          Now every time Kim mentions the fact that Taylor started the whole “Camille is insecure” bru-ha-ha, Taylor suddenly starts screaming like a nut, throws a tantrum and storms out.

          I’m on team Kim with this one. It’s entertaining to see someone consistently freak out when confronted with their own bold faced lie. Never admit. Never apologize. It’s the Real Housewives’ motto. I think they each have it needlepointed into a pillow somewhere.

          • MSU Chicago says:

            I agree 100%. It is too bad that they dismiss Kim because she is a bit nutty, but she is correct. I hope they run the tape at the reunion.

  12. boston02127 says:

    Last night on MM the girl with the dark hair that was eating at a restaurant with her date questioned him, asking if he’s sexually attracted to her. He didn’t come right out and say no but no came across. She seemed insulted. When she was questioning him about him being attracted to her, she had food hanging from her mouth. She was talking & chomping & talking more. Food was showing in her mouth. I was so grossed out but it was almost funny listening & watching her ask if he’s sexually attracted to her while the food was flying.

    • quincyil says:

      I noticed that too. Something white… and she had it on several occassion. They are eating like hungry cattle at a trough.

      Who has a discussion about sexual attraction on their first date?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Stacy pretty much wraps up her self worth in being a sexually attractive woman. She showed that video because she was in full battle makeup, skimpy clothing, etc – how could any male not be overwelmed by her? Guys usually are the ones who run on sexual attractions and Stacy is assuming that role. I was having a hard time watching their dinner – eat your food, don’t show it to me!

    • quincyil says:

      I am too. I wear jeans and tee shirts almost every day.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        A friend wears her husband’s underpants. She says they’re much more comfortable and the double part in front is not really bulky.

        I have not tried this.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          I tired on my ex’s boxer-briefs and they were comfortable but the lines under the butt drove me nuts. He thought it was cute, but me, not so much.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Camille is attacking and trying to humiliate him while prying as much money out of him as she can – are we surprised????

        • kotagirl29 says:

          She tried that in her red carpet interview for the La Cage premiere. She is a snarky bitch, but I don’t blame her for trying to run him down. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. No matter what else was going on in their marriage he did a shitty thing and now she’s trying to get back at him. It’s not the right thing to do, but I do understand it. I had an ex cheat on me and when I found out I made his life a living hell for a few months.

      • boston02127 says:

        I wear jeans everyday too and I love hugh shirts, esp hoodies.
        We call jeans dungarees.

        • FlowerPower (no longer StillAWallflower) says:

          Dungarees and tees here too! (Grew up saying dungarees, but hoodies I learned from my kids. It was just a sweatshirt back in the day. Oh, and Coke, Sprite, etc, is tonic.) 🙂

          If Kelsey is a cross-dresser he’s in good company–Eddie Izzard is fantastic.

          I’m way behind on shows/blogs/recaps. Still digging out from the storm. Hope my fellow New Englanders are all safe and warm!

          • Mookies1mom says:

            I like to wear boxers around the house in the summer. When I was shopping with my mom many moons ago I was looking for some boxers. My mom asked the salesman “Is this normal?”. I don’t know what his answer was because I was hiding.

            • Adgirl says:

              “I like to sing and dance around the house in my underwear but that doesn’t make me Madonna”
              Joan Cusack in Working Girl. Your comment reminded me.

              • Mookies1mom says:

                LOL. I sing and dance around the house but only when the hubby is gone. But there can be now windows or doors open. My cats look at me like I have lost it.

                • Mookies1mom says:

                  Errrr! No windows windows or doors.

                  • Cakers says:

                    In the summer, I wear light-weight men’s boxers as PJ bottoms. In the winter it’s men’s
                    med.-heavyweight flannel lounge pants.
                    For the pants, the bigger the better since they like to shrink in and up.
                    And oh my gawd this space is small. lol

  13. WindyCityWondering says:

    On the Fashion Show – Vintage stuff is so cool but it seemed the designers were somewhat annoyed by having to use them. I loved the gloves and the feather cape and liked the idea of the pig coat (not so much the execution). This was one of the better fashion shows and Jeffrey has good instincts and interesting designs. He really needs to trust himself more.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Did Calvin change those gloves? They originally had straight narrow wrists, but he somehow made them poof out. Did he just stretch them? I’d think you couldn’t alter museum pieces!

      • Adgirl says:

        It looked to me that they were meant to flair when you pushed up the edge toward to hand. We couldn’t see that feature when they were laid flat.

  14. kotagirl29 says:

    Way off topic, but too funny not to share. I almost peed my pants.

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  16. nancy says:

    HELP When did TrueLifeDiva say she was leaving? Did I miss something? Here everyday and did not see anything. This will not do, TLD, you are a BIG part of the fam.

  17. HD says:

    I don’t watch the Fashion Show.

    For Match Maker it was just blah this week. I mean really? A lie dectector test? For a dating club? Who does that? That was just over the top. I did enjoy the man benig upfront and saying the date was just not workinf for him. Then the woman says, why would you stay and finish half the burger? I wanted to say because its probably good. Damn. LOL!

    The woman asking about the child support was cringe worthy but I ain’t mad at her! No need it beating around the bush. If you are not paying for your kids I am not the one for you.

    • quincyil says:

      Do you think 5 million will last long? He spends a lot on his lifestyle. He could lives for decades so her really should be conservative or get a job.

      • HD says:

        Heck no. I could spend 5 million dollars. A million dollars was a lot of money when we were kids. Money doesn’t stretch like it used to. I don’t know what amount I would need to just relax but it sure isn’t 5 million dollars. People like Oprah, Bill Gates, the Jobs guy, Warren Buffett, Beyonce and Jay Z, they can just relax if they never work again. That football player is not there yet by any means and if he is taking care of women like Patti made it out, he won’t have any money. Why doesn’t he pay his child support? Did he explain that?

        • quincyil says:

          He didn’t explain it on the show, but since the NC girl found it, there must be something on google. I imagine he’s in a custody dispute and waiting for resolution. He seemed angry that he got dumped and claimed that he did it because he lost a game against the Patriots in the Super Bowl. It doesn’t make sense to me, but I don’t know anything about sports or football groupies.

          Also using your own money for venture capital seems risky to me.

          • Adgirl says:

            Sports Illustrated did a story about how many proplayers are broke within 3 years of leaving the game. Dumb over the top spending, too many hangers on, don’t cut back when the money stops rolling in etc.

            I know NFL players get $250k yr “retirement” for life after they finish 3 yrs but that doesn’t help much is you spend $1 mil a year on crap.

  18. boston02127 says:

    I should probably feel guily that my b/f & brother have been outside cleaning up the snow for quite a while now. But I don’t. I’m having a cup of tea & eating Oreo’s.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Have hot chocolate ready for them when they come in and you are guilt free!

    • FlowerPower (no longer StillAWallflower) says:

      No guilt! Enjoy your tea 🙂

      I went out early this morning for a few hours, but I’m waiting until the plows are done before I do any more. It would be nice if the snow stopped too….

      • boston02127 says:

        We have parking wars around here when it snows. They took turns moving their cars & shoveling and guarding each others spots. My house has a driveway but it only fits one car.

        • FlowerPower (no longer StillAWallflower) says:

          We played that game for years. Now that we have a house with a driveway, I want a snowblower! If you give a mouse a cookie…..

        • Mookies1mom says:

          We had realized this morning that we were going to run out of cat food. My hubby and I went for a walk, stopped for some lunch and picked up some food for out tyrants. It’s still snowing and getting very windy here in northern PA.

          Boston02127, As long as you feed them you are set. My hubby hasn’t figured out the whole snow shoveling thing. He was traveling a lot last winter but he won’t listen to me when I try to tell him what worked for me last year.

          Hope everyone is staying warm!

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            My husband has the same “problem” and it is fun to listen to the kids give him grief because they have been taught how to remove the white stuff properly! lol

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Hey, my neighbor scraped my sidewalk yesterday. I’m still sick and was glad he did this w/o asking. I’ll make him some jelly or banana bread some time. Good neighbor.

    • AZ Girl says:

      No I am the one who feels guilty. My office door is open to the outside and it is 70 and sunny.

  19. WaxDiva says:

    Tree Joo-dice interview before Learning Annex ‘class:’


    (WSL: where are you in that swarm of people?)

  20. Amber...Real Wife says:


    I’m not surprised that Cedric not only left the magnificent Vanderpump/Todd mansion, but that he no longer speaks to the lovely PinkyVanderpump. That he would stay so long, abusing privileges, and not contribute by helping around the home, proved he was just a user and not a true friend to Lisa.

    When you realize that you are causing problems within a marriage, as a true friend you should stand aside and let the couple work their problems out. I’ve seen many marriages have problems because of friends and family, where a spouse was forced to choose sides. A true friend would put their friends marriage and happiness ahead of their own needs. Cedric it seems wanted to live the high life. I am sure he could have worked for the Todds, and gotten a place of his own. Too bad Lisa had to lose a friend before she could see the friend for what he truly was.

  21. Adgirl says:

    @ Quincy …. OK the last thing I expected on IHJZ is a reference to “Captain Picqard of Star Trek.” LOL.
    I still think about the episode where an isolated culture spots him on their planet and think he is a god. They called him “The Picquard”. For years “The Picquard” would appear in our conversations.
    Like – “Who do you think you are, The Picquard?” “The Picquard has spoken” “The Picquard must be obeyed”. LOL

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      My husband really wanted to name our first son Jean Luc!

    • buffywood says:

      I caught that too. At work the field joking refers to me as #1 and says “make it so” as they know where to go if they want something done.

      • Adgirl says:

        LOL. Is there a Data too?

        • quincyil says:

          When I was in college, I joined a group of science students at U of I Urbana who tried to save the original Star Trek. There was enough interest that WGN picked it up out of Chicago as a rerun. I think there are a lot Trekkies here. “Where no man has gone before.”

          BTW… 40 years and I am still batting zero when it comes to saving my sci fi shows. There goes “Stargate Universe.”

          • Adgirl says:

            Most people are either “in” or “out” with SciFi tv shows. I know it never crosses my mind to check them out.

            PS. Quincy, do you sleep?? Are you triplets??Between running a ranch, volunteering, singing, watching/blogging/commenting on Bravo shows you are also doing the same I expect for Sci Fi?

            • error404 says:

              I do not care for the SciFi genre in general, but must admit to having enjoyed both the StarTrek show and moves, as well as 2nd gen, when I did watch them.

              Does ‘Lost’ count as SciFi? I loved that!

            • quincyil says:

              I only guest blog here. I really don’t post in other places, but recently I did one one. There was a heartbreaking story of animal abuse.

              Writing those blogs are easy. I take notes like I would for a college class and then type them.

              I just do it so there is fodder for board discussion.

  22. Adgirl says:

    Calvin’s interview about his partner dying was lovely. The first indication of his humaness. Calvin calls him “the love of my life” and talks about giving him homecare.

    I love his compassion and soft side, however, I really resent Bravo’s manipulations (again.)!!!!!!

    I’m sure early on the producers decided that they would “reform” Calvin – just like we will have an improved Camille shoved down our craws this week.

    • Mimisfbay says:

      Yep, but Calvin was really never as despicable as CG. Like you, I was so sad when he talked about his partner dying. Then the divine revelation that I was being manipulated once again. Accckkkkk.

      Not sure that they can do anything to improve CG. She is a wretch.

  23. California35 says:

    I posted this up on the Patti advice to loose waight and change our looks to find love.
    I thought I bring it here in case you alrady passed that section….

    Gee thanks Patti, I will go shoot myself now. I am a size 14 who is trying to loose waight, but not for a man, or to be a 8 or 2!!!. I do want to look good and yes I want to look good for my man (BF), but I wouldn’t dream of chaning my looks because I won’t get a man or I would loose the man I have. WOW! Good thing I don’t care of what she has to say…otherwise gee as it is we (or I) woman have our insecurities already, we don’t want a man or another woman to add to them.

    Any ways, sorry guys – I am feeling very outspoken today 😛

    Quincy Thanks for the recap.

    • quincyil says:

      Patti claimed to be a size 8 before her 20 plus pound weight loss. No one really believes her here.

  24. California35 says:

    Oh! Cool! Italics 🙂

  25. WindyCityWondering says:

    It was very telling of Patty to say she would give up everything for true love. Does she not know how to follow the advice she sells everyone else?

  26. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    The reports of a “feud” between Ramona and LuAnn may have been exaggerated by the gossip sites.

    mccordalex: Off on an adventure with @CountessLuAnn & @RamonaSinger in LA in our @Hertz rental car http://yfrog.com/h0edeuj

  27. MSU Chicago says:

    I listened to the interview that Camille did on the Howard Stern show. I absolutely love Howard, he is an excellent interviewer. He gets people to talk about things that they wouldn’t in a standard media interview. If you have Sirius, you can listen to it on channel 100. Howard replays his show all day. I just recently listened to the first replay. The interesting things I got out the interview:

    She doesn’t like to watch herself on the show, because of the way she comes off. Howard says that she needs to learn to explain herself more;

    At first she insuinuted that Kelsey was gay, but then she said that she didn’t think so, but insinuated, yet again, that he likes to dress as a woman. She had a comment about Kelsey being in La Cage aux Folles;

    She had a sexless marriage. Kelsey would not let her have a vibrator;

    Camille and Kelsey did not have a prenup;

    She knew Adrienne prior to doing the show. On a side note, Howard thinks that Adrienne is a villian, by her treatment of Paul. Camille said that they love to bicker, but have a good marriage;

    She did say that she still has business dealings with Maurico;

    Camille has had sex, since the separation, but not with Nick;

    She said that some of the comments she said on the show were out of frustration of what had occurred, ala heat of the moment;

    She wouldn’t say yay or nay on whether she believes that Allison is a psychic;

    When Howard asks if she has a better body than Taylor, she wouldn’t say;

    When Howard said that he didn’t care about Kim, nor Adrienne, but he did care about Kyle, Camille made a noise (almost like a grunt) and then said that he should have her on his show. FYI – Howard does watch RHOBH, he has commented about the show int he past; and

    Camille hasn’t quit the show, she is in talks with Bravo, even though they haven’t announced a second season. She is not holding out for $ and maybe she should embrace being the villian.

    If I recall anything else, I will post it, but that was the gist of the interview. It was about an hour long.

    On another note, Johnny Weir was on the show yesterday, but he didn’t say much about Bethenny. The only thing that was said was while he was in Australia, his friend forwarded an article where Bethenny stated that Johnny was jealous of her because she was a woman. Johnny said if he wanted to be a woman, he would have had the surgery years ago.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Interesting info – Howard knows how to ask pointed questions and usually knows alot of backstory on his guests.

      • MSU Chicago says:

        I think Howard doesn’t get the credit that he deserves with respect to his interviews.

        • error404 says:

          ? Um… isn’t he a famous nationally recognized radio star that attracts big name guests? If he was thought of as just a smut-mouthed fool, no one would go on his show, and I’d probably have no idea who you were talking about.

    • error404 says:

      Just when you think Camille can’t get any worse, she goes there.

      Yes, such a victim! Don’t you just love people who willingly accept things out of their own free will, and then all of a suddenly, once they they get kicked to the curb, it’s all “Oh, a living hell. I had to put up with so much.”

      No Camille. You willing put up with so much, because cross dressing and no sex was AOK honkie-dorrie with you when you were getting paid big $$ to put up with it. Now that you’ve taken a pay cut, it’s all “poor me, he was a monster!”. F^&k off. Once a prostitution whore, alway a prostitution whore. Sorry, I mean celebrity wife.

      • boston02127 says:

        Error–I agree. I thought the same thing about her. She talked about him liking to wear woman’s clothing but I guess it didn’t bother her when they were married. She’s a dirty skank.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Love Howard Stern and his interviews. Somehow he really gets his guests to open up.

    • Dawn says:

      I read elsewhere that Howard and Camille are friends. Their friendship predates RHOBH.

  28. Kansas Girl says:

    I doubt that young woman had much trouble finding info on her NFL star date! Here’s a whole list of articles on him. http://freddie-mitchell-news.newslib.com/

  29. Adgirl says:

    Patti picks Siberians and Lithuanians for the mixer but tells the man to avoid “gold diggers?”
    I’m not trying to stereotype (too much) but many women from the former Soviet Union feel lucky to make it here so they can “catch” a man with money. 60 Minutes has run stories on marriage tourism where US men go to Moscow and shop for brides. It’s just like MM.
    Cocktail party /cattle call and brief dates followed by the “buy”.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      More likely reason is that many New York women would never subject themselves to Patty’s matchmaking! Chalk it up to slim pickings.

      • quincyil says:

        He asked for American White and Blond. That was pretty specific. I did not realize that men decide on who they date by the color of their hair especially when women can dye their hair so easily these days. I think Patti just randomly chose names out of her computer files.

        Any woman who goes to Patti’s service must be looking for a millionaire. So it seems they are all gold diggers. The men who try to date female millionairs are gold diggers too.

        Patti has a hard fast rule that the girl who does not get picked from the mini date can’t go out with the millionaire if his first date doesn’t work out. Since she is closing shop in NYC, she must have violated the rule just to give Freddie a second date.
        She is so inconsistent.

  30. Adgirl says:

    I hate the itallics.

  31. Noreen says:

    Patti Stanger and her show are vile. I don’t know why anyone would watch her ugly, base behavior and listen to her pontificate like a drunken sailor on shore leave. Please Bravo, please don’t renew her show. It is not worthy and has nothing to do with love.

    • quincyil says:

      You are in excellent company here. The owner of this blog hates that show and hopes it gets cancelled. LOL…

    • Debbie says:

      I applaud Quincy for her wonderful recaps. I just finished and read all the comments ending with yours. It was the perfect final comment for me. I too think Stanger is vile. I cannot watch the show myself and wonder every week how Quincy does it.
      I have to admit though, my daughters (26,28)like MM.. They think its funny and I just dont get it. Damn, I even catch my husband watching it in reruns. Uch.. He’s a closet RH watcher while insisting he hates the shows and he knows the cast of characters.
      Again, I’m with you in hoping they do not renew MM. Oh! I also saw a couple of tweets today from a RHOBH fansite pleading with Bravo and Andy to have Patti match up poor Kim. Can you imagine how Patti would make her feel?

      • quincyil says:

        That why we are all celebrating last nights finale. Usually, we hate seeing shows end, but just about every one here is happy that Patti is gone.

        I see 9 by “Design” is on Bravo’s web site. I’m hoping that show will come back. I loved the mother. All of the stress of living and working in Manhattan and she takes the day of to decorate for her friend. She’s great. “Real Housewives of NYC” will be on Tues. in Feb. “Milliion Dollar Listings” will be on Thurs. No sign of OC yet. I wish that Bravo would have new programming at least 5 days a week

        • Debbie says:

          I read this this morning in NY Post.. It made me rather happy.. Seems Bravo might have had enough of Patti Stanger! Her 5th season was already set to film but….
          “Millionaires” say she ruined their lives – http://bit.ly/h4aYER 1 more season? #Bravo tired of her antics tantrums.
          I don’t think many of us would miss MM and it frees up a spot for anther show..

      • Adgirl says:

        @ Debbie “Damn, I even catch my husband watching it in reruns. Uch.. He’s a closet RH watcher while insisting he hates the shows and he knows the cast of characters.”

        I LOL when I read “closet RH watcher”.
        Yep, I don’t think he’ll be yukking it up over beer w/ the buddies “Hey that Cedric sure does need to move out!”

        • Debbie says:

          He yuk -yuks while he glug- glugs his beer when he comes out of the closet to ask how that young guy got the gig at Pinky’s.. .

          • Adgirl says:

            We all want Cedric’s gig. And we wouldn’t screw it up either. LOL

            • error404 says:

              I would.

              1st off, his main duty seems to be looking good in a bikini and sitting by the pool for hours without a single thought in his head. Even with a lobotomy, I could never be a gym queen.

              2ndly, his next chief duty seems to be being the good natured butt of Lisa’s juvenile “jokes”. 1st prank I’d probably just scowl. 2nd prank I’d bitch her out. By the 3rd prank I’d probably slap her face.

              I love my independence, and would rather starve than play court jester.

              I wonder if he found a sugar daddy yet?

    • lillybee says:

      I can not force myself to watch this show even though it would give me good snark material.

  32. WSL says:

    One Mo Bo
    Brenda Lee (kissing cousin)& WSL
    sing this song loudly to U.

    I’m sorry, so sorry
    That I was such a fool
    I didn’t know
    Love could be so cruel
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, yes

    You tell me mistakes
    Are part of being young
    But that don’t right
    The wrong that’s been done

    (I’m sorry) I’m sorry
    (So sorry) So sorry
    Please accept my apology
    But love is blind
    And I was to blind to see
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, yes

    You tell me mistakes
    Are part of being young
    But that don’t right
    The wrong that’s been done
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, yes

    I’m sorry, so sorry
    Please accept my apology
    But love was blind
    And I was too blind to see

  33. WSL says:

    One Mo Bo
    Brenda Lee (kissing cousin)& WSL
    sing this song loudly to U.

    I’m sorry, so sorry
    That I was such a fool
    I didn’t know
    Love could be so cruel
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, yes

    You tell me mistakes
    Are part of being young
    But that don’t right
    The wrong that’s been done

    (I’m sorry) I’m sorry
    (So sorry) So sorry
    Please accept my apology
    But love is blind
    And I was to blind to see
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, yes

    You tell me mistakes
    Are part of being young
    But that don’t right
    The wrong that’s been done
    Oh, oh, oh, oh
    Oh, yes

    I’m sorry, so sorry
    Please accept my apology
    But love was blind
    And I was too blind to see

    My favorite part of being a
    Good friend,
    Is to carry each others burdens.
    The greatest gift, is to lay your life down for a friend.
    U posess these beauriful qualities.
    I know many would like to help.

  34. mamecastle says:

    Here is a website with a funny synopsis of Camille’s Howard stern interview. She says she has had sex since the divorce… Hmmm, I wonder if it’s s married close friend of the family?


    • error404 says:

      Ugh, I could only make it about half way thru before I started thinking about all the more productive things I could be doing instead, like walking over broken glass, or smoking crack.

  35. AZ Girl says:

    TC–I wonder if we will finally see the demise of Jamie. If not then Jamie does have pictures of Tom C with underage goats.

    • MSU Chicago says:

      God, I hope so. She has really bothered me this season. I thought I saw a promo claiming that two chefs are leaving, but I may be wrong on that. I watch most everything on dvr, sometimes I stop on a promo, but never really pay much attention. I guess I will find out tonight.

      • Adgirl says:

        Can’t believe I enjoyed Jamie before. It must have been because Stephano was chasing her all around calling her sexy. It was humorous because he was a douche in general and she was a plumpy tatooed lesbian. She would just roll her eyes at him.

  36. MichelleShaniquaObama says:

    end of italics

  37. MichelleShaniquaObama says:

    no end? Damn!

  38. MichelleShaniquaObama says:


  39. error404 says:

    I have a question, not about politics but about law. I’m so confused.
    Palin says it was wrong to blame her personally for saying what she did, because individuals are responsible for their own actions and we shouldn’t blame society.
    When exactly did Sarah Palin stop being an individual and become a society? Was there paperwork involved? Is she the 51st state now? Will she be known as “the Society formerly known as the individual Sarah Palin” from now on?

    • AZ Girl says:

      Well and the fact that she used the term “blood libel” in her rebuttal on Facebook shows ignorance. It is a derogatory term which is offensive to those of the Jewish faith. The term dates back to when Christian accuse the Jews of murdering Christians for their blood to be used in temple rituals.

      F.Y.I. Gabrielle Gifford was of the Jewish faith.

      So sad..

      • AZ Girl says:

        “Is of the Jewish faith” what am I thinking?

      • error404 says:

        She may want to consider a career in law. Her explanations remind me a lot of fellow Reality TV star Phaedra Parks in their logic. Parks said she was having her baby delivered 2 months early, but when LPN Kim said this was impossible, Parks called her a stripper and ignorant, and said she was making fun of Park’s baby. Oh yeah, the baby was delivered full term because Parks had lied about the conception date and Kim was right all along, but Parks still calls her a slutty liar.

      • lillybee says:

        I did not make that connection. Not good, Sarah.

    • klmh says:

      Good one.

  40. lol did you all see @PattiStinker on twittter? So freaking funny her last tweet was:
    PattiStinker Ms.PattiStinker
    @jillzarin I’m not BFF Patti,STOP sending me samples of your bedding line. I have foreign insect & rodents all over my home now.#NOTUSAMADE
    9 Jan Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

    lol I’m assuming it’s tweeted like b/c of the 140 character limit
    She is funny though. At first I thought it was really was patti b/c Lynn replied to her by saying
    LynnNChicago @PattiStinker not a chance stanger, can’t stand you! lol

    Replied about 18 days ago from web

    @PattiStinker Miss @LynnNChicago your guest bloggers aint doing me no justice. Can’t you pretend you watched and blog nice about me?

    Posted about 18 days ago from web

    So now I will leave you with

    Dr. Seuss’ lost tounge twister

    see if you can do this:

    This is this cat
    This is is cat
    This is how cat
    This is to cat
    This is keep cat
    This is a cat
    This is Retard cat
    This is busy cat
    This is for cat
    This is forty cat
    This is seconds cat.
    Now go back and read the THIRD word in each line from the top. Betcha you can’t resist passing it on!

  41. Italicphobia says:

    Just stopping by to try to end the italics. Don’t mind me.

  42. Italicphobia says:

    Sorry it didn’t work it was worth a shot.

  43. error404 says:

    OMG just saw a commercial on tv that says I can get a cash reward for reporting fraud to the government! How do you correctly spell Teresa Guidice again?

  44. LynnNChicago says:

    Portrait of a Housewife – Teresa Giudice @ http://look.ac/eVeK98

    New Blog

    • Did you read my tongue twister above? It about 3 or above yours comment Portrait of a Housewife – Teresa Giudice @ http://look.ac/eVeK98
      Also how are you typing in indent on comments?

    • nancy says:

      Lynn, I tried to post a comment but could not. Is there something I am doing wrong? Anyway, loved the blog about Tree. She really is one awefull person. Very hateful and jealous to boot.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      You have painted next season’s scenerio so well! Danielle is gone and a new villianess is crowned. Teresa will deserve everything she gets both on and off screen.

  45. HD says:

    Marcel has lost his damn mind. LOL! Whatever!

    I am going to try to watch this tonight but my it appears I may two step with the Sandman in a little bit. Looking forward to the recap tomorrow, Lynn!

  46. @TLD, where are you?
    can someone tell me what’s going on? did something happen?
    did she announce she was leaving or did she just take a break?
    did @OMIB leave too?
    someone please give a clue, because these two women are special
    people to me , both of
    them were very kind to me when i needed kindness. Can I do

    I need me some TLD

    • nancy says:

      Beverly, I have been asking all day and no one is answering. There are more than 3 regs who seem to have left. Wonder why that is.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        They got pissed at Quincy over the retweet by Ramona.

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          I read the comments under one article and I was enlightened to how the younger generation feels about and uses the N word. It seems, according what I read that they use the word with impunity not having the connotations it does with the older generation. Every ethnic group uses it …just as the word “Dude” was (or is…can’t keep up). SO, if I’m understanding this, according to current slang, it’s NOT a perjorative. Who knew? I love reading the comments under articles because you learn a lot.

          • kotagirl29 says:

            A word only has as much power as people give it. It isn’t the word itself that is offensive, it is the feeling behind the word that is offensive.
            I watched a comedian once who spent like five minutes saying shit in reference to different situations. Shit! (when you stub your toe). Shiiiiiit (when something works out). Ain’t that the shit, etc. It was funny, but brings home the point that it is the meaning behind the word that gets through, not the word itself.

        • nancy says:

          Well, I thought things had been patched up. At times Q did seem to control the board. Very confused about her. She says she’s only going to be a guest blogger and yet she comes back posting. Not complaining about her posting. Just hate to lose very funny and great posters. Yeah, I will get the the wrath of Q.’s peeps, but I am expressing my view.

          • Zipit Zarin says:

            I’m not attacking your point of view, I’m asking…how did/could Quincy “control” the board?

            • nancy says:

              To me if one did not agree with her she went on and on and on with her view. Yes, we want to hear her view but sometimes i felt she should have just said ” O.K. let’s agree to disagree”

              • Zipit Zarin says:

                And that to you is “controlling the board”? I’m thinking that you thought she had some kind of power since she guest blogs. I highly doubt she would usurp Lynn’s rule, being her guest n all. That one rule being “Don’t attack one another.” Again, I don’t see how she abused her privilege. Maybe I’m just stoopid 😀

                • nancy says:

                  Go back to the blog on Jan 5th. Look at a 3:38 comment from Quincy where she says she may take over the IHJZ blog while Lynn does the Miami one. Maybe she was kidding but she has stated she has something in the works. Anyway it’s been real, Lynn. Have loved coming here but I too thinks it’s time to go. Proud of you, girl.

                  • Kat says:

                    Quincy, take over IHJZ? Surely you jest!

                    I think Lynn may enjoy a break now and then and I appreciate anyone who helps her.

                    I hope you hurry back nancy.

              • klmh says:

                Nancy, what you are doing is what Q and all of us do here, discuss. We try to make a point, which is what you are doing now!

        • LynnnSoCal says:

          Weren’t they here yesterday am? What’s going on? I thought from comments, apologies had been offered and accepted. Too bad, I enjoy OMIB’s insights. Probably time for me to move on also. I’m here to relax not bicker. I get enough of that at work.

          • Zipit Zarin says:

            I love their input too! Sux when things go awry 😦

          • nancy says:

            yeah me too. This is so sad been here since Lynn first started.

            • @TLD hasn’t posted anything other than
              * since Jan 8. @OMIB last posted 2 days
              ago, but she posted fairly regularly before that. usually welcoming someone to “Lynfam”

              I know @ TLD was initially upset about
              twit and some posts. but @ TLD posted
              Jan 6 @6;51 to Q “I also see you understand where I am coming from
              so I will now put the matter to rest”
              It seems that a lot of other people had
              opinions, after the fact. I do not believe
              that Q left b/c of anything TLD said.
              Because TLD didn’t say anything to drive Q away. (IMHO)
              I love Q, and I think she was tired of a lot negative crap that had been flung at her over the last several weeks, it turns out she had a bad fall and came back(thankfully) when she was feeling better.
              someone(OMIB?) mentioned that some crap went down on twitnitwit. so
              if your not a twatter, like me, you won’t get that part of it.
              I wasn’t that concerned until @WSL
              waxed poetic about TLD and OMIB
              not coming back. she always knows stuff before most of us.
              so, i don’t know what’s really going on.
              maybe nothing at all. hopefully.
              ill keep my fingers crossed. xoxo bev

    • klmh says:

      What the hell people? If someone doesn’t show up for a few days, something bad has happened? There are many that come and go on this board and you trying to find a reason or putting the blame on someone is immature and sometimes none of your business.
      If you are so concerned, write to Lynn and see if she can send your email to the person you are so worried about, for God sake.

      Beverly in New Jersey, Im not pointing the finger at you, simply couldn’t find a home for my post. I wanted this at the end of the discussion but it pertains to the whole post on this section.

  47. nancy says:

    Yes, Jamie is gone. First time she cooks and she’s gone. Well, first time she really made her own dish. Be gone with you girl.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      One wonders how she can look in the mirror. I do not understand how people on reality tv delude themselves knowing it’s all on camera.

  48. suzyqtip says:

    Hi Everyone. Nick from HWBH on E online saying he & CamelToe are just good friends, wife also says she is not at all threatened. He is an actor, isn’t he?

    • kotagirl29 says:

      I didn’t think he was going to come right out and admit they were having sex, but I still think they were. They are just too touchy-feely with each other not to be. I don’t how good an actor Nick is, but I doubt Camille could fake her obvious lust and yearning. She just doesn’t have that much depth. I remember watching the episode after the NY trip when he came over so they could talk and they way she was caressing his face and the way she had to quickly pull back after she leaned in and almost went for the kiss in front of the camera. I know there is something going on there. I just think that his wife doesn’t care because that is their meal ticket.

  49. WSL says:

    Wow Cakers
    I am soooo glad we got to say
    Happy Birthday !
    I know u r busy but Please
    tell tell
    About your Parade leading skills. I may need to contract out your services as I wanted to have a
    Parade to celebrate
    Sara Palin & All Sharpton. (Had Enough would be on the head float waving to the crowd).
    Seriously,what is your parade meeting about ?

  50. Zipit Zarin says:

    Watching the the second season of OC on NBC at noon is fun. Watching the vultures meet Gretchen is hilarious. Vicky is so transparently threatened. Saying in essense “Don’t approach the Queen, the Queen will approach you.” was too funny! lol

  51. Zipit Zarin says:

    There’s one thing wrong with Lynn’s rule about not attacking each other outright. It causes subterfuge and intrigue since, face it, we’re humans and disagreements happen. At least with a full blown “attack” you get the honest opinion and not this back-stabbing, fake cumbayah world. I know..I’m weird. I’d rather be slapped in the face than stabbed in the back.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      I’m with you Zipit. That’s how I deal with people in my own life. They may not always like what I have to say, but at least I say it to their face. I don’t deal well with people being sneaky. Say what you are really thinking and then move on.

  52. WSL says:

    Hi sweet posters !
    I have never been good at keeping happy secrets. I tried, but ….

    TLD got an International modeling contract. She has already started in Paris. She will then continue on a tour all over the worlds major cities.
    Don’t know much more than that.

    One More in Boston agreed to set up 15 medi pac salons across the Middle East. She was assigned a small jet which will b at her disposal. She will b bouncing from site to site. She negotiated to bring her cats so they have been accommodated and have 3 full nannys.
    I wish I had more to tell !
    Both r happy & well !

  53. Zipit Zarin says:

    WOOT! That’s fabulous!

  54. lillybee says:

    Thank goodness Jamie is gone.

  55. Adgirl says:

    Thanks goodness.
    Top Chef.
    The waiting… and waiting …. and waiting is finally over. Cranky Tiffiany F and sneaky Jamie are now gone. I’m irritated that Jamie manged to send home some fine chefs before her while she hid in the backround.

    Love Carla. I’m so glad she is thirving on this show!! Hooty Whooo.

  56. WSL says:

    Zip it
    I love ur statement:
    “I’d rather be slapped in the face than stabbed in the back”.
    I never herd it b4. Did u make that up ? Regardless,when I repeat it, I will think of u 🙂

    I have watched people disagree and respectfully mention Lynn’s only rule. I have seen a person lately complain that the rule
    “Don’t attack & b respectful” was not adhered to. Then Zip it expressed the point above of getting to the point. We have all seen debates which have similar “rules”. I am sure we understand there is a big difference in attacking an idea than attacking the person. For example,u r an idiot vs your idea is idiotic to me. I personally have seen folks say they were attacked when I saw their idea being attacked. I thought we came here to debate. There is nothing wrong with agreeing to disagree. When the Harvard debating team looses a debate against Yale, they don’t go home & change their opinion. They go home & work on debating to present their points better in the next debate.
    Cyber debating is new &
    so r the rules so
    forgive me if I am following the wrong “star”

    Some of us r more thin skinned than others. I fit in that category. But this is not about me.
    What do u think ?
    This is supposed to b fun !

  57. WSL says:

    I think u missed a sentence. I didn’t get anything from u.

  58. Adgirl says:

    @ WSL I’m with you. I think we are all grown up ladies and don’t need to call each other names or hurt one another persoanlly. That’s why I dislike political talk on this board.
    There is no way around it, political talk is harsh now and it is meant to insult someone you disagree with while elevating yourself.

    If I want to experience that I can walk down to Starbucks or turn on the radio/tv.

    WSL. it’s late and most people are off the board.
    If you are here …. I want to know if you think the tone has changed around here on this board this past month of so?

  59. lillybee says:

    If I want to see nasty behavior all I need to do is read the comments on my local paper. I think most of us have been fine with each other.

    • Adgirl says:

      I agree. There has been quite a shift lately … I’m not sure why. The thing that stands out in my mind is how quickly and agressively people jump on long time posters about their supposed transgressions. It’s as if no one get the benefit of the doubt (if they did indeed inadvertently upset someone).

  60. WSL says:

    Is there anyone here for me to attack & insult ?
    I feel like a fight !

  61. LurkerAlso says:

    WSL is a crack up. She’s the one I’d miss or would even realize is gone.

    It’s almost like the BOARD needs a recap. I don’t know why cyberpersonalities get so bent out of shape. Sort of silly.

  62. WSL says:

    Ad girl & Lilly
    U ladies have been here longer than me so I feel u have more insight than I do. That being said, I discussed blogging w/a friend just the other day. We decided the currency of the blog Is either friendship or power.
    I get my fill of power at work so I definitely like having my cyber friends. I have had, mostly trolls,degrade me for believing in cyber friends saying only “deranged” people think that spending lots of time in cyber space is healthy. I have watched little & big boys play those computer games for hours & intentantly. I do the same when I am on the board.
    The concept of cyber friend didn’t exist until recently & hasn’t had enough history to have been even given a universal definition. I think of them as lots of pen pals all at once w/out having to wait 2 weeks for a response. Like the fast computer world we live in,we can handle many many pals at one time. I think it’s like cyber chess except I am not trying to win but at the same time I do want to have fun & feel good about myself. I also want to share the only thing u really can via cyberspace which is information,wisdom,hope kindness,joy & laughs.
    Ok so that’s my description of the cyber currency of friendship. Now power as the currency is very different.

  63. neroes says:

    Yup, Life is way too short to get so upset over something someone says on a blog. If I don’t like something that is being discussed, I just scroll on by. I’ve seen so much compassion on this blog though. Every time someone is sick or just having a bad day so many of you reach out and try to make it better. I do hope the people that left come back.

  64. Adgirl says:

    Pen Pal is a good term.
    I told my husband that it’s a substitute for work friends who you gab with about everything and anything, but don’t spend too much time with away from the office.

    I think I am bothered because I sense there are a number of troll on this site. I personally don’t respond with “Hi Welcome to Lynn Fam!” to certain newbies that begin their post with “I’m new and don’t know anything about posting” and then immediately launch into lengthy posts which included a huge assortment of heartbreaking illnesses and family tragedies.

    It’s terrible because we have all been new here and had to grow into commenting. I don’t want anybody to feel excluded. On the other hand I don’t care to be jerked around emotionally by someone who’s intent is to sidetrack and derail Lynn’s board.

    I actually get emotionally involved with certain posters and their personal stories. I am just more stand offish right now until I feel I know the poster better and they have been around for a while.

  65. WSL says:

    Ok power as the currency.
    Here I want to b brief. Some people r driven by their intellect vs their heart. Some come here to stretch their mind & some to conquer others by flexing their mental mussels. I usually just listen when I see that.
    Personally I would rather make a friend and over time win the right to share my difference of opinion ,not in a heat of battle, but at another time when it’s not so combative. Yet at work,over business matters,the currency for me is power & I will annihilate my competitors,face to face (not behind their backs)if I get the chance.So I am not judging the power currency.

    What I think is that folks need to b true to themselves. One of the things I think is good about this board (except for trolls) is that we r true to our selves.

    That is my humble opinion

  66. Adgirl says:

    So much food for thought. Thanks everyone!

  67. WSL says:

    Ad girl
    I feel exactly the same way & react the same way. Did u see my point about pegins pooping if u feed them ?I also posted a true story of my friend who chooses to mother a new group of children who r terminal. Now there I choose the currency of intellectual power & annihilate them but w/no confrontation.
    I haven’t noticed a changed till others mentioned it. I saw it as a normal evolution just like class mates or dorm mates get more comfortable after a semester & form clicks & pick on each other. It sometimes bothers me to watch & personally I don’t like it. I am always afraid I will say something,or more likely be miss understood & be confronted by an angry poster. I like writing responses because I see the words & for me,I can carefully respond nicely. I often hear how easy it is to be misunderstood in our cyber talk. I disagree for me. I am not misunderstood in letters or poems but I write slowly & deliberately & I love to write. I have probably written more since I started posting than in my whole life.
    I think taking a break is good.
    I think this blog is like heroine & people who leave will come back. We need to create a name for that.

    This was a good fight.
    I concede !
    U won !

  68. WSL says:

    Rather than argue w/ myself
    I am going to crawl in my crib in get under by blankie !
    Lulla by & good night !

    Ps Don’t get me wrong
    I love a debate.

  69. WSL says:

    Be careful saying I crack u up. Somebody might think I hit U !
    Snark snark

  70. lillybee says:

    I refuse to get upset over anything on this board. Most of us have polite to others even when and if we disagree.

  71. jeang says:

    I personally didnt like watching it last week, but watch it, I did. I havent had anything to comment on lately because others had the same view as I did and there was not anything to add. I am sure things will pick up once RHWNY begins in Feb. Nite all.

  72. WSL says:

    I woke up nervously thinking about my last night’s post. I obviously go back & forth on my currency use, depending on the circumstances & know most do too. I believe I am rarely miss understood but might b upset if I was. One of the problems lately may b misunderstandings. Misunderstandings r natural in cyberspace when we can’t see each other coupled w/if a core value is perceived to be ignored. When this value is lost in the crowd activity it can b very serious to the person whose core value, to them,seems trampled on. Particularly if the trampling feels like it is done by a friend/leader.
    I was told that the
    “perception of a person is their reality”.

    I never forgot that & that statement has kept me out of many arguments and helped me to solve or smooth out , what seems like, 100s of employee arguments &

    This posting was inspired by Ad girl in the wee hours of the morning. If u look back on the board & read early postings,as I have, Ad girl has posted on LynnChicargo since day one. I respect Ad girls place here and love her posts. I probably got carried away so please for give me.(I can pass u a trash can if u need one).
    I am glad that unlike a cell phone conversation,Lynn doesn’t get charged for usage or I would deserve a bill.:)

    • FlowerPower (no longer StillAWallflower) says:

      WSL, I read through these posts this morning and really enjoyed your comments about friendship vs power dynamics. I come here for the snark and conversation and do enjoy the diverse opinions found here.

      Hope you have a wonderful day!

    • klmh says:

      Great quote and spot on.

  73. WSL says:

    Golden Girl
    Flower Power
    Ad Girl
    U gals r all my honie bunnies & I can’t ever have enough points of view. The good thing about honie bunnies, is when we misunderstand a post some time ,the honey will hopefully stick us back together.

    • klmh says:

      And hopefully anyone who has a problem with someone can talk about it and agree to disagree. No one wants to hurt anyone here.

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