IHJZ The Real Housewives of NYC Season Four

When Season Four of RHNYC was postponed, we decided to research the net and give our own version of the reality show.  Unfortunately, the early draft based on their real lives was a “snooze fest.”  The members of this blog had viewed one too many trips to the spa. 

Down the Rabbit Hole by quincyil 

 The plan on the white board at 30 Rock in the windowless room assigned to the producers and editors of  “The Real Housewives of New York City”  was to have the stars of “The Real Housewives of New York City”  gather at the med spa of Cindy Barstop.  They hoped for drama as Ramona had been experiencing mood swings and she had tweeted that she would be filming at the salon this week with Alex.  The goal of the Employer is to create drama by placing housewives in stressful situations. 

Limousine after limousine arrived at the spa and the ladies with perfect makeup, styled hair, and designer clothes arrived to have the skin refreshed, unwanted hair removed and to be filmed. 

 Jill Zarin had two plans.  In the show, Jill Zarin would return to the humor and fun of Season One of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”  Jill Zarin believed she was the star of the show in Season One.  Her new friend and companion in New York City would be Cindy Barstop who she would embrace as her new side kick, not psychic.  The second plan was to punish Alex McCord for embarrassing Jill throughout Season Three.  Jill would not do this on camera; there would be a campaign on the internet and in the gossip media.  The employer would never film this and the public would never know of Jill’s second plan. 

The ladies were gathered in the salon for cocktails as all med spa treatments in New York City require self-medication.  Ramona brought her own bottle of Pinot Grigio.  Each of “The Real Housewives of New York City” had learned valuable lessons from Season Three. They were determined to “look good” in Season Four.   Each of the housewives went into a private room, had massive amounts of Botox and fillers. Each of them had laser removal of hair. The treatments caused their faces to turn red and become swollen.   No one wanted to be filmed looking like this.  After texting each other with their escape plans,  they put on scarves that covered their faces and ran past the cameramen, ran down the hall, refused to let anyone in their elevator, ran across the lobby, pushed through the door, and jumped in their limousines.  The cameramen filmed then as they scurried away, but there was no “meet and greet” as had been planned at 30 Rock. 

The Employer was frustrated as his production teams had been at work for six weeks, yet no one could tell him the story line for Season Four.  The Employer sensed that there was something going on.  During a production staff meeting, he decided to send “The Real Housewives of New York City” to “Scary Country.”  An unpaid intern was asked to find a tour guide for the group of real housewives. She found one on twitter and the arrangement were made.  The Employer was pleased at the news that the housewives would be in a situation that would lead to conflict and drama.

Behind the scenes “The Real Housewives of New York City were interacting with each other and with fans in a way that the Employer would have loved to film. 

In the madness of Season Three of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” a movement was born in cyberspace.  When no one would listen to the fans’ outrage at the behavior of Jill Zarin, a wordpress blog was born.  It was called, “I Hate Jill Zarin.”  With that name, the battle lines were drawn and the forces of Jill Zarin were engaged. 

Simon and Alex were authors in the true sense of that word. They had written a book, “Little Kids, Big City.”  The publishers set up a tour around our nation and one of the cities was Chicago.  Alex and Simon had used twitter and facebook to contact fans in various cities to rally support for their book signings.  One of those twitter friends was the creator of a blog called “I Hate Jill Zarin.”  Simon sent a DM over twitter to the creator asking her to organize a cocktail party for Chicago bloggers who write blogs about “The Real Housewives of New York City.”  The blog owner agreed to do this. 

The blog owner had published a blog rallying her followers and other bloggers in the area to come to the book signing of Alex and Simon.  She invited everyone online to that cocktail party.  This was a fan event organized by fans of Alex and Simon and fans of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” 

Jill Zarin was at home in her bed curled up with the covers over her head when she looked at a site that was not her favorite.  She was incensed to discover that Alex and Simon were going to go to a cocktail party organized by that woman.  Jill called her assistant, Darren, and asked him to place a call to Simon van Kempen.  Simon answered and was asked to wait on the line while Jill took her time picking up the phone. Jill said, “Simon, I see you are going to Chicago.”  Simon, who had his younger son on his lap, said, “Chicago?  Oh, the book tour.  Yes, it’s on our schedule.”  “ How is your book tour going, Jill?”  Jill was enraged.  She said, “Simon, I know about the cocktail party arranged by the woman who created, “THATblog!”  Simon was quiet for the moment.  Jill continued, “I know that you are doing this to punish me.  You do know that I have been upset with that woman for months.  I can’t believe Alex is going along with this.  I apologized to Alex and that should be enough! What you are doing is outrageous! I want you to cancel that cocktail party with that woman!”  Simon wanted to explain his reason for not cancelling that cocktail party as he had asked that blog owner to arrange the event and he knew many fans were attending, but as he tried to explain, Jill slammed the phone down and the lines of communication were severed.  Simon told Alex and she knew that Jill would have a strong reaction if she found out, but how did Jill find out?  Neither of them had told a soul in New York City. 

In the kitchen of the Brooklyn Brownstown with a white brick façade, Alex listened to Simon’s end of the phone conversation.   Alex said, “Simon, we cannot cancel that event. We asked them to organize it.  Why does Mommy Dearest think she can tell us what to do with our fans and our book tour?”  Simon said, “That’s Jill.” Simon then rolled his tongue and made the sounds of Jill  Zarin which sounded like the death wail.

Simon and Alex arrived in Chicago with their children and stayed on the north side in a place that Alex had lived during her years at Northwestern University.  Alex had a Chicago connection with the bloggers. The fans of the “THATblog!” saw her as one of our own.  Local bloggers and fans went to  the successful book signing and the cocktail party that followed the booksigning.  They loved meeting the real couple, Alex and Simon, who were genuine and kind.  They loved the stories of New York City.  They loved the stories of Brooklyn.  The fans were in heaven. The owner of “I Hate Jill Zarin” blogged about meeting Alex and Simon.  She described their clothes, the evening, and how real they were.   

The “I Hate Jill Zarin” blog’s title caught the attention of many in cyberspace.  The regular contributors would read and post, but there were thousands of unique visitors that stopped by to read the discussions on Bravo shows. One of those visitors was Alice.  Alice read the blog from Chicago on her Blackberry in NYC.  Alice knew Bobby Zarin.  She had known him for years as she was his customer.  Alice had watched “The Real Housewives of New York City” and she shared her thoughts on Jill Zarin’s performance in Season Three of “The Real Housewives of New York City” at “THATblog!”  Alice told tales about New York City and celebrities.  Alice described beautiful bridges, restaurants and the many neighborhoods in Manhattan. The other members of the board loved her stories.  Alice, like many of those who comment on “THAT blog!” had been shocked by the betrayal of Bethenny Frankel by Jill Zarin in Season Three and the vile treatment of Alex McCord by Jill Zarin at the Season Three Reunion of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”   

An opportunity was offered to the creator of “I Hate Jill Zarin.” She began to record a radio podcast about the reality stars of Bravo.  Alice had become a friend of the blog creator so she called Simon and asked him for his support for the new radio podcast in the form of advertising and being interviewed.   It was filming season and Simon was under contract so he could not give an interview.  Instead, he invited Alice to his own home for an event that Bravo was not filming.   Alex had invited real friends to celebrate two birthdays as the boys were born in the same month of different years. Alice was thrilled.  She shared her joy with the creator of the blog.  She would write about her experience at the van Kempen home on “THATblog!” 

On the day of the event, Alice was so happy. She left her Manhattan in long, shiny, black limousine for the Brownstone with a white façade in Brooklyn.  Like many people living in Manhattan, Alice had never gone to Brooklyn.  She loved the river and the beautiful bridge and she sent messages on her phone to the owner of “THATblog!” Both were fans of Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen who took time from their busy schedule to care about fans who are in fact real people with real feelings. 

Jill Zarin was shopping with her daughter and the paid photographers that follow her around New York City.  She was having a great day posing for the camera in a shoe store.  Jill made comments about her fellow housewives and wrote blogs about “The Housewives of OC” even commenting on the marriage of one housewife which did not please that housewife’s estranged husband.  Jill felt that everyone would benefit from her advice and do what she tells them to do.  All of the Employer’s employees had heard this sentence: “Jill Zarin is not happy.” 

Simon and Alex welcomed Alice into their home.  Alice met the chums, the two small boys of Alex and Simon. She was introduced to Alex’s friends and neighbors as a friend from Manhattan. One of Alex’s friends quietly talked to Alice about the show as the others really did not watch Alex and Simon on TV. Alice was in heaven.  They had cake and drinks.  Alice was given a tour of their beautiful home. Alice called for her limousine and returned to Manhattan to blog on her experience at “I Hate Jill Zarin.”  Alice included a photo of herself with the Alex and Simon in their home.  The members of the board of “THATblog!” were in heaven.  They loved hearing about the real family that lived in Brooklyn and the real people who were gracious and kind to Alice. 

In her bed that evening, Jill Zarin read the blog that was not her favorite as she did every day. Jill Zarin commanded Darren, her assistant to call Simon van Kempen.  Simon answered and waited for Jill Zarin to come to the phone.  Jill Zarin was prepared to battle.  She spoke quickly, “Simon, how could you have someone from that blog at your house?  I can’t believe that you and Alex are doing this!  Those people are haters! They are bullies!   I will never forgive Alex for this.” Then Jill Zarin, the Queen of Hearts, said, “Off with their heads!”  Jill slammed the phone before Simon could speak a word.  Jill Zarin commanded Darren to purge her website, facebook and twitter lists of anyone having anything to do with “THATblog!” Innocent fans of “The Real Housewives of New York City” were sent into exile in the darkness of cyberspace as their names were removed from Jill’s list of fans for the serious injury that had been inflicted on Jill Zarin at a birthday party for two little boys. 

Simon and Alex were in shock.  They understood that the web site, “I Hate Jill Zarin,” was a fan web site like all of the others.  They too have feelings about Jill Zarin’s biting words and cruel treatment of her fellow housewives and of themselves in the last three years.  They had chosen to move forward as they had to make a living in Brooklyn.  All of Jill Zarin’s anger against fans who had rejected her in Season Three had been directed at one blog, “THAT blog!”   

 Alice did not know of the Queen of Heart’s displeasure or her plans for Alex and Alice.  Alice and the people who wrote comments on “THATblog” were blissfully unaware of the Jill Zarin’s obsession with their blog.   The owner of “THATblog! watched Jill’s reaction on twitter following the blog from Alice.  She knew that something was going on in a high rise on the Upper East Side, but she didn’t know the lengths that Jill Zarin would go to get her revenge on people who would dare to discuss her behavior during season three on the Internet.

The Employer’s unpaid intern had located a tour guide service for “The Real Housewives of New York City.”  The Morocco Escort Service was working overtime preparing for the visit of “The Real Housewives of New York City” to the “Scary Country.”   The unpaid intern had made a small error and no one at 30 Rock discovered that mistake.  The email address of “The Morocco Escort Service” said, “Afghanistan.”

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154 Responses to IHJZ The Real Housewives of NYC Season Four

  1. boston02127 says:

    Good morning. Thanks for the new blog Quincy.

    My b/f is a firefighter. When he is working 3rd shift, every morning my first thought is “I hope last night was quiet for him and that he’s ok”. This morning when I woke up all I could think of was “has Lynn blogged about her trip yet”
    I’m can’t wait to hear all about it.

    • vilzvet says:

      Too funny, Boston! Have you checked on him yet!? I also await Lynn’s report. Great blog, quincy.

  2. HD says:

    Why am I up at 7 am on a rainy Saturday morning? I will tell you why. I am desperate to hear from Lynn! Who did she meet? What did she eat? What did she drink? Was Jill there? How many of the other housewives were there? What did she say to Andy? How will this impact her blog on a bigger scale? Oh goodness! I could go on and on! Lynn please phone home!!

    • boston02127 says:

      @HD~~We’re like kids on Christmas morning! I have to work from 8 to 7 today and it’s going to kill me not being able to check in.

      • HD says:

        I know!! I cannot wait until she posts something. Anything! LOL! I have a few errands to run today but other than that, I will be checking in all day.

        • quincyil says:

          I think she’s not getting in until late tonight. I don’t know if she will have something for tomorrow, but I know she will write about the trip asap.

          She has a family and responsibilities so I know that will take some of her time tomorrow.

          I know that Cat O sent Lynn a nice note yesterday. I also know that Lynn has been on the trip of a lifetime. Lots of people have made this trip possible for Lynn. As her friend, I thank them for being so kind to her.

          Q

          • HD says:

            Family and responsiblities? WHAT?! Doesn’t she understand this comes first! Just kidding!!!

            • quincyil says:

              I think she is in high heaven right now.
              I’m sure she will share. I am dying to know and if I hear anything, I will bring it to the board.

              One great thing about Lynn is she shares so much with us. I love that. She really does a lot of work to maintain this site and she give us the freedom to have our own opinions.

              • HD says:

                Thank goodness! Bravo was killing me by not allowing my comments to be posted. Now I’m glad that happened because I found this blog! I am so glad it is not censored and we can say what we want. I am so happy for Lynn too and as you mentioned, whoever made this possible. It pays to know the right people at the right time. Talk about six degrees of seperation. I feel like I am in NYC. LOL! I can’t wait to hear all the gawwwsippp!

          • katie says:

            That’s fantastic! Did she stay with WSL? You said “lots of people have made this trip possible”, what do you mean? Did she see bethenny? I bet Andy will be giving Lynn direct access to previews now.

            • quincyil says:

              Bethenny had nothing to do with it as far as I know. Cat O invited Lynn.

              Lynn will explain the rest. I know people read this board and I wanted them to know that I thought they were wonderful to help Lynn during these 4 great days in NYC.

              Q

              • OneMoreInBoston says:

                That’s nice Q.

                And you’re right of course- many people contribute to the success of this blog- and you are one of the contributors! So in a way you helped to make this trip possible too.

                Thank you for all of your hard work!

            • Nancy says:

              Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

        • 2Stupid says:

          I can’t wait either. I also want a report that WSL is fine and not being discredited in any way from the likes of our blog’s namesake. I keep getting madder at the thought of someone being hurt by their association with us. I want to know all is well!!!!!

  3. boston02127 says:

    From Jill’s twitter (I blocked out the name)

    Why don’t you just stop talking about Bethenny! She’s has a new better life, thats why she doesn’t talk about You, She’s over it!

    Jill’s reply— He asked me a question, I answered how I felt. I am entitled to my opinion. If you don’t like me, don’t follow me.
    .
    .
    When interviewed by PopEater Jill stated that Bethenny’s handlers won’t allow interviewers to ask any questions about Jill Zarin.

    Jill~~~Apparently Bethenny does everything better than you. Even when it comes to hiring more intelligent “handlers”.

    • HD says:

      When she said she didn’t remember the friendship that made her really sound like a fool! How do you not remember it? Give me a break.

      If she was smart, like someone said on her Twitter, just DON’T talk about Bethanny. Tell them don’t even ask you questions about her. DUH! The thing is that is her claim to fame so she has to keep talking about it because no one cares about anything else that she has to say.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        A simple we have both moved on and I wish her success in everything she does would be the classy thing to do. Jill is not classy.

    • HD says:

      “Looking for international cast” Okay…

      This was on Craigslist would Bravo advertise there? I guess maybe they could but this seems a little far fetched. You have to turn in your video by March 15 and they are going to tape April 5? Less than a month. So they are going to pick the women out of a gazillion videos and then film. Not buying it. I think this is fake.

      • quincyil says:

        If Bravo has a flop in Miami, they will think twice about filming in other cities. There was a rumor (which I know is true. LOL) that they did try filming in Chicago and that Bravo did not pick up the franchise after looking at the film We are too boring to be a “Real Housewives” franchaise. We actually do housework and take care of our children. No one throws a table after dinner. America isn’t ready for a housewife that is actaully the duchess of dyer lint.

  4. boston02127 says:

    Have a good day everyone.
    🙂 Lynn hurry home!

    • quincyil says:

      One more day of fun for Lynn! This is your chance to enjoy “The Big Apple!”
      Have fun, Lynn!

      Q

  5. FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

    Quincy, I love love love your Season 4 blogs!!! I’m not missing NY on my TV at all. This has been much more fun. Thanks for taking the time to keep us all entertained.
    🙂

    • quincyil says:

      There are kernels of truth in fiction and I am a farmer who grows acres of corn. Keep that in mind as you read.

      Q

    • twoile says:

      @ ITA, “Q” has outdone herself with this episode of HWNY4..the best ever! Tx “Q” for your cont’d gr8 blogs utterly marvelous!

  6. FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

    OT to Quincy–Stargate Universe’s final 10 episodes start Monday. Will you be blogging them anywhere????

    • quincyil says:

      I would absolutely love too. Let me ask Kat if she will help me set up a word press blog. When it comes to these software problems, I become nervous. If my name lights up, it will be for that blog. I didn’t see promos for the show so thank you so much for this information.

      Now… let’s hope kat is on the Planet Earth.

      Kat, kat, kat… That worked last Christmas when Lynn was away!

  7. quincyil says:

    Lots of changes. I see that Million Dollar Listing will move from Thurs. to Tues.

    I am going to be taking notes on “The Apprentice” on Sunday nights until Nene is kicked off.

    OC is starting soon.

    and if I can find Kat…. I will blog “Stargate Universe” off this board. If it’s actually my blog with kat’s help…. I will give my opinions in the blog too. LOL.

    • HD says:

      I can’t wait for OC to start. That is actually my favorite one.

      I only watched some of MDL so I wasn’t too sure what it was about. I figure Bravo will rerun it a million times. 🙂

      I will only watch the Apprentice because Nene is on it. Are you blogging about it or just taking the notes just in case Lynn would like for you to do a recap? I hope so. I am sure this will be interesting to chat about.

      • quincyil says:

        I think that Lynn will add her opinions. I will discuss it on the board right after Lynn posts the blog to help start the discussion.

        I did not watch Star Jones on “The View,” but I read several articles about her experience on the show and Star looked reasonable to me in those articles.

        I always feel sad when I watch the members of the Jackson family.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Me too, OC’s my fav.

        • vilzvet says:

          I started with OC as well, it is the grandmama of them all! It’s success led to NY and NJ. I especially love looking at the views, gotta love Cali.

  8. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning everyone~I didn’t read the blog yet Q but I promise to later.
    Auntie Margaret died last night at 9 pm. Thank you again for all your kind words..

    • quincyil says:

      I am sorry to hear that. We know you are very busy right now, but we will be thinking of you.

      Q

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties, I’m sorry for your loss.

    • FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

      So sorry for your loss.

    • klmh says:

      Im sorry for your loss BBLK. Thoughts and prayers from me to you and yours.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I’m so sorry. I’ll be thinking of you.

      • HD says:

        The-Dash by HD.
        Like- wisps- of –air
        Insignificant- vapors
        Here-one- moment
        Gone- the- next
        Measures- of- success
        Caught –in- between
        The- dash
        That -separates
        Sunrises- & -Sunsets
        Rarely- do- friends-co-workers-even -loved -ones
        Recall- the- years- of -either
        But- they-will- always- remember
        What- you- made- of- the- dash
        Knowing- that -now
        Live-courageously
        Love- hard
        Risk- it- all
        Confront- your- fears
        Face-your-demons
        Remember-a-U-haul-is- never- in- a- processional
        Give-it –all-away-and-gain-much
        Seek-peace-and-understanding
        Live-outside-of-yourself-for-a -higher-purpose
        Make-amends
        Apologize-first
        Forgive-much
        Know-that-time-is-short
        I –once- heard –”if- we- are- lucky –to- live- until -75
        That –means- we -have
        75 -Winters
        75 -Springs
        75 -Falls
        75 -Summers”
        In-viewing-life-in-seasons
        Appreciate-the-seasons
        Cherish-snowflakes
        Treasure-the-scent-of-flowers
        Rejoice-as-leaves-turn-burnt-orange
        Bathe-in-sunlight
        Dance-in-between-raindrops
        Live-as-if-this-is-not-a-trial-run
        This-is-it
        Embrace-the-dash
        Accept-the-dash
        Live-the-dash-

        My condolences to you, BaaBee.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sorry BaaBee, even when you know the end is near it is still a shock. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

    • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

      May she rest in peace, BaaBee. I will be thinking of you over the next few days. Remember all the good times; may they comfort you in this time of sadness. Mary

    • Rhetorica says:

      I’m so sorry. Be joyful of the time u had with her.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      BaeeBee- so sorry to hear of your loss.
      sending you peace and love…

    • Brigid A. says:

      Please accept my condolences on your loss, BaaBee!! Hugs!

    • California35 says:

      I am so sorry for your lost 😦

      • 2Stupid says:

        I am so sorry for your loss. It is very hard not to miss someone that you loved dearly, but accepting they are in a better place is comforting.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss

      • Nancy says:

        So sorry. Remember the love stays with you.
        She is in peace now.

        • justanothermary says:

          Take the time you need to grieve and know that the love you shared will carry you through. So very sorry for your loss.

  9. quincyil says:

    I actually started a blog and now I am committed to writing about the last few episodes of Stargate Universe. Syfy can cancel the show, but they can’t take the voyage to another galaxy out of my mind. I am going on that journey.

  10. Brigid A. says:

    Q, you’re the best! Thanks for keeping the blog going while Lynn is away.

    Lynn, hurry home! We miss you!

  11. California35 says:

    Quincy,
    I am behind on your NY episodes, and just read the one with Alex and Simon’s renewal 🙂 Very nice — with the pictures it almost seem like it really happened, did it? Either way, it was nice to read. I will continue on with the rest of your episodes 🙂

    So there will be recaps of Apprentice? I will be watching, I always do..frankly I am feeling the opposite of some of you…because of Nene I am having second thoughts about watching it. I still will watch because I will have this blogs to read and talk about it 🙂

    Lynn, are her yet are you here yet are you here yet 😛

    • quincyil says:

      Yes, I will write the notes on the Apprentice and Lynn will probably add her thoughts. You will get those on Monday mornings. We may stop that blog when Nene gets kicked out of the show as Nene is our main interest.

      Lynn will put pictures into tomorrow’s episode. I didn’t know how to do it although I did look at the instructions for a long time.

      Lynn also add some one liners and she will probably do that tomorrow too if she has time.

    • Brigid A. says:

      Happy Saturday, Ca35? Hope all is well and you’re enjoying this beautiful, sunny day in LA!!

      • California35 says:

        Thanks Brigid, same to you.. I went for a long walk then for a bike ride. It is a day to be out 🙂

    • Adgirl says:

      @ California35. I know what you mean about NeNe.
      She don’t know squat about running her career or being a leader so all she will do is pick fights to cover her ignorance. She will do very well in the boardroom because she will shove everyone under the bus including Ivanka. NeNe is excellent at exposing people’s weaknesses. Meow!

  12. OneMoreInBoston says:

    well, well, well.

    hmmm… is someone a little jealous of a “hobby” blogger?

    http://absurdtosublime.net/2011/03/05/real-housewives-of-new-york-off-the-radar/?utm_source=wordtwit&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wordtwit

    Meanwhile if you’re going to get all snarky about said “hobby” blogger, how’s about you get your facts straight, m’kay?

    Lynn attended a PRIVATE book launch, as in “INVITATION ONLY” at Ted Gibson’s salon in NYC.

    There was an After Party at Boxer’s that was open to the public.

    But Lynn was INVITED. As in a GUEST. An ESTEEMED GUEST. To the PRIVATE book launch at Ted Gibson’s. Where the pics were taken.

    So let’s go through this again for the reading comprehension impaired:

    Lynn. Was. Invited. To. A. PRIVATE. Book Launch.

    okay- all done- talk amongst yourselves.

    • klmh says:

      Im confused. Alex McCord wrote this and didn’t mention a private party. What is your take on this OMIB?

      • HD says:

        Alex did not write this article.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        No-Alex didn’t write that. They had her picture and her name in a hypertext link- but those are not Alex’s words- that is from the blog ABSURD2SUBLIME.

        I think it happened just the way Lynn said.

        1) Lynn interviewed Cat.

        2) Cat wrote a book.

        3) Cat invited Lynn to the private book launch at Ted Gibson’s salon. http://www.tedgibsonsalon.com/

        4) Lynn took a lot of pictures with the HW and with Andy at the private book launch.

        5) LATER there was an open After Party at Boxers a gay sports bar. http://www.boxersnyc.com/

        I don’t know if Lynn went to the after party- we’ll have to wait and see when she comes back.

        I guess I call Lynn a “hobby”blogger because Jen Zen did and we all know where that got her. LOL!

        ABSURD2SUBLIME has advertising- and Lynn is advertising free making them for profit- or professional.

        IMHO sponsors make certain demands on bloggers to influence content. If Lynn does end up getting sponsors there has to be a really clear message that her content won’t be edited. But because she’s sponsor free- we, or at least I-know her content is her own. Oh and Quincy’s too.

    • quincyil says:

      One more in Boston, I don’t know what bloggers are big and what bloggers are hobby. Is this absurd to sublime, a big blogger?

      I think there should be a blog that explains the blogs to us. How are we supposed to know the big shots from the little people?

      • NormaJean says:

        I’m confused too! Lynn wasn’t even mentioned. Is that why you’re upset OMIB?

        • HD says:

          I think from what I am gathering, the writer of this blog clearly knows of Lynn because they mentioned the boycott, hence the hobby blogger line.

          Also to say something is open to the public versus an invitation makes it like anyone can walk in off the street like no one is incredibly special if they happened to walk in to an event that is open for anyone to attend.

          It could be a dig or it could be they simply had their facts wrong. Either way, Lynn was taking pictures and rubbing elbows with Real Housewives while others are just writing about them. *kanye shrug* She didn’t pull a Salihi, she had an invite, it was a private book launch party and an open after party.

          • HD says:

            I meant this line: “Networks do not program based on the preferences of a few bloggers and their followers, many of them with agendas of their own.”

            Which to me is obviously Lynn and the other bloggers.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              It was a dig, no doubt about it.

              I don’t like to use the word ‘jealous’ so how about this, I wonder if some of these people are hungry. Maybe they would like some cheese with their ‘wine’ or a ‘jelly’ donut with their coffee.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          well no.
          I’m upset because first this blogger says s/he is laughing a loud at Lynn’s boycott of RHOM.

          Conveniently forgetting that Lynn is taking a stand. Even if you don’t agree with her stand, I think it’s refreshing? courageous? independent? that she and some other fellow bloggers are taking a stand against Bravo.

          Next I’m upset at the subtle dig that Cat’s book launch was public. As though Lynn would fly her ass out to NYC to go drink beer in a gay sports bar just to get a picture with Cat.

          puh-leeze.

          • HD says:

            The truth of the matter is everyone is not going to celebrate Lynn. Quiet as its kept there are people on this very board who are secretly jealous that Lynn got this opportunity. Trust what I tell you. (No I do not have any inside information I am just good at reading people and reading what people say (type) especially what is not said). People will be envious and jealous but the fact remains Lynn got an opportunity and a chance to enhance what she is doing which is blogging about the housewives. There is enough lime for everyone to get a little bit of shine but some people will never see it that way and Lynn need not dim her light to make anyone else feel good.

            I am happy she got this chance even if it just to put a smile on her face and enjoy the city that never sleeps!

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              ITA

            • quincyil says:

              We are all Human beings. I don’t have the desire to meet those celebrities. I met Shirin Ebadi right after she won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, that is a hero worth meeting. I got two kisses on my face and gave her two back in the Iranian greeting. I can remember that moment like the birth of my babies.

              Jill Zarin…. not really interested…. LOL.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                I think it’s the recognition and the opportunity that Lynn got (and she deserves it ) that has some people worked up and bitter.

                For those of us in big cities (or a reasonable drive to one), it’s not to hard to meet the some of the Bravo cast, especially when the are selling their crap. I don’t think everyone is interested in actually ‘meeting’ some of these people. I don’t like most of them 😉

                I’m just super excited for Lynn and can’t wait to hear about her get away.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            oh BTW just got an email from “someonewhowasthere”

            “There was an rsvp # and ur name was matched vs invite list.
            and a man w/ a clip board when we arrived. If ur name wasn’t on the list u couldn’t get in”

            I hope I have sufficently beaten this dead horse.

      • Rhetorica says:

        I looked @ the site and if this is a “big” Blogger no one is commenting! Maybe we should all just post on absurd’s blog: Jelly?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Absurdly sounds a wee bit jelly to me! IMO, many blogs are checked by the pros because they are too lazy to do their jobs and find out info before anyone else.

  13. quincyil says:

    Another News Flash..

    Lynn may write something small tonight when she recovers from her whirlwind visit to the Big Apple, but the full blog with every moment of excitement is coming Sunday morning along with another episode of our version of the 4th Season of RHNYC.

    More…Jill…. but… a new character is coming…Someone that a lot of you know from Twitter….. She’s going to be the star of the 4th Season… or she should be the star…

    Stay tuned:

    Q

    • HD says:

      Can you please ask Lynn even though she is writing something small can she please, please, please, please include if Andy heard of her or knew of the blog? That question is really, really killing me! Please let us know just that much. Please.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        well. I think Andy did know about her. I think Andy knows ALL about this blog- us- and Lynn.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Got to agree that Andy knows alot and knows who is important to his franchise – he would not snub Lynn or anyone else who is actively interested.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Didn’t someone mention that Andy referenced/quoted Lynn on WWHL about Patty Stinker and her crappy show?

          I’m sure he has heard of the blog/Lynn. I am just wondering if it was strange given the boycott- and if she and Andy talked about it.

          I’m sure Jill Zarin is seething and her little dog too.

        • quincyil says:

          I think Andy knows of the IHJZ blog too.

      • quincyil says:

        I will, but I am sure she will be on the board to answer all of your questions. She said she was exhausted. Did you know that the people in NYC never sleep?

      • Sha2000 says:

        That’s what I’ve been wondering too HD.

  14. ramonacoaster says:

    I hope Bethenny blogs the new season of RHONYC. That would be awesome.

  15. lillybee says:

    Tomorrow will be a good day then.

    • quincyil says:

      tons of information to share here ….Sunday morning…

      Lynn is coming home!

      • Nancy says:

        Hi Lynn,
        Maybe you should drop by ZARIN FABRICS before heading to the airport to give Shrill a big kiss from you and all of us b/c without this pathetic excuse of a human being we would have never found I HATE JILL ZARIN! Have a great flight, we missed you and cannot wait to hear all the scoop. (great picture of you & Andy)

      • ramonacoaster says:

        Yay! Please Lynn, get home safe!

        Can’t wait for her to tell us what happened. I’m sure she had a good time.

  16. Adgirl says:

    @ Quincy – what a great “episode” of season 4. I cannot wait to Watch What Happens!! LOL.

    • quincyil says:

      The RHNYC has been rather predictable, so I am sending in fresh blood from the twitter universe via Afghanistan. Thank goodness I know a lot about that part of the planet.

  17. quincyil says:

    Fellow board members, I am expecting changes in Jill Zarin’s twitter line today. She is not going to be happy with my story. Many innocent tweeters will have their heads cut off when Jill reads this episode.

    • Nancy says:

      God save the Queen!!!

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Quincy – Yes – you do seem to be poking at the sleeping lion with the recap of what happened a few months ago. Whether JZ likes it or not, Lynn, “Alice” and others who comment on this board are now part of her life – with or without Simon’s encouragement. The only thing JZ can control is her own reaction.

      • quincyil says:

        There are tales to be told.

        • quincyil says:

          and…. they will be told ….in our season four…..

        • housewifeaddict says:

          I appreciate the inside scoop. It keeps things interesting. There’s not much happening on the real TV shows.

          • quincyil says:

            I think you will enjoy the trip to Scary Country. It will be a lot more fun than Scary Island and no one has to have therapy after the vacation.

            • Nancy says:

              Every time I see or read about Scary Island I’m outraged that Bravo signed Kelly up for another season. At least NBC came to the point that they have a moral obligation to get Carlie Sheen some well overdue help over their increasing bank accounts.
              Shame on Bravo!

  18. twoile says:

    I believe “Qs'” creativity in bloging the “season 4 which never was”, is superior to anything the actual HWNY offers this pending season. I’ll get all the episodes here & not bother w/Bravo….that way I don’t have to watch 4 scheduling changes etc. Best to rest a bit Lynn b4 u get started on here we can wait a while & U need a breather is my guess, hope you’ve had a fantastic time in NY, Alice too.:0)

    • quincyil says:

      If I had prizes, I’d give one, but Zarin Fabrics is no longer my sponsor. Jill cut off our lovely parting gifts too. You are a very smart person!

  19. quincyil says:

    I just saw this tweet from Simon to Lynn before the event:

    Alex will be & I’m a maybe RT @LynnNChicago: @SimonvanKempen Cat said some of the NY Housewives will be at (cont) http://tl.gd/92m718

    I am sure Simon said Hi to Lynn because he tweeted to her that he was going.

    Through all of the Jill Zarin attacks on this blog, Simon has been loyal to Lynn. I respect him for that.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Why wouldn’t Simon say hi to Lynn? He’s met her before. I can’t imagine he gives a hoot about JZ telling him who he can or can’t talk to. Even Kelly ignored Jill’s emails.

      • quincyil says:

        As the unoffical pretend soothsayer of the IHJZ board, I guess…

        Jill Zarin knew that Lynn was coming to Cat O’s party.

        I think… Jill knows what Simon tweets…..

        Jill reacted to the “Welcome to Chicago” blog on why the real housewives of BH will not have blogs called “I Hate…fill in the blank.” Jill reacted to Lynn’s Letter to Jill Zarin.

        My guess is… Jill is Jill and will be Jill so she put pressure on Alex and Simon not to go to Cat O’s…

        I would be interested to know if any of the other NYC housewives went to this event. You know that they were invited if Alex and Simon were invited.

    • Nancy says:

      YOU ROCK SIMON!!

  20. klmh says:

    I am looking forward to your next installment of Alice in NCY. Enjoyed the read Q.

  21. justanothermary says:

    Thanks for the great blog – you’re the bomb!

  22. WindyCityWondering says:

    Quincy – thank you for this latest installment! IMO – the real S4 of RHNY won’t be as much fun. Lynn is so lucky to have you and your talent. I am thankful for both of you and this community of wacky, witty and wonderful people on a daily basis.

  23. LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

    I can’t wait to read Lynn’s blog about the party in NYC and all about her time there. But I feel bad; I don’t want her to feel too much pressure from us. She probably does have to catch up with her family responsibilites. Don’t worry Lynn, we will be here ready to read and inhale every detail whenever you are ready to post.

  24. Christine says:

    Just went over to jillzarin.com and what should appear? An ad for “Bethenny Ever After”. Well Jill may hate Bethenny but sure doesn’t mind making a buck off of her.

  25. Nancy says:

    I obviously have nothing to do tonight, that being said…What is going on re: the Salahi’s going on Celebrity Rehab #5? First of all no rehab will have a husband AND a wife entering rehab together at the same location. Also I didn’t know Michelle was an alcoholic? (Obviously her husband is.) I guess they need the $. (sad)
    Then we have Mr Lohan? Give me a break. Thats really going to help his daughter Lindsay stay clean. What are these people thinking. And hasn’t he been sober for a while now? Dr Drew, are you this hard up for ratings? Pay me $500.00.00 I’ll start drinking and join. I AM a friend of Lynn’s famous I Hate Jill Zarin site. Doesn’t that make me a celebrity?
    P.S. Lynn, are you home yet? I sure hope you had a great time. Give us more notice that you are going out of town next time. Non of us are handling your absence well as you can see. Every other blog is “WHEN IS LYNN COMING BACK?”

  26. Adgirl says:

    I seriously doubt Jill has anything to do with the advertisers who appear on her blog.

    The ad agency probably buys keyword & behavioral targeting. Such as: Bravotv, reality, Real Housewives and the names of all of the RH casts.

  27. Mimisfbay says:

    Ohhhh, this blog was so good, thanks Quincy! The adventure continues and I doubt the show will be as much fun as the blog you produced for us today!

    Can’t wait for the blog in the morning. I will make a huge cup of delish coffee and read all about Lynn’s wonderful trip.

  28. Dani says:

    I am setting my alarm for 4:00AM MST, to see if Lynn’s new blog is posted. Quincyil loved this episode of season 4. It is more fun to read your posts then to watch the show. Looking forward to the next episode. Thank you!

  29. LynnNChicago says:

    http://wp.me/pVOhN-sp

    New Blog – THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE EVERYONE!!! XOXO

  30. NYCer says:

    Did anyone see WWHL? I like Gretchen but she never answers a question with a straight answer. She is really good at using her laugh and saying something goofy to get off subject. It’s clear she got something done to her face–I just like it better when people on tv admit it–it would be rude to ask in real life but if you are on tv and your appearance changes between seasons, own it. Or say, it’s none of your business, instead of denying. The one thing that surprised me on the show was Slade–I never paid much attention to him before–but last night was surprised by the huge gay vibe from him last night. How many times can a man use the word fabulous in a 30-min show and not set off some alarms? They make a good couple–he is not funny at all but Gretchen giggles at everything.

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