IHJZ Simon’s webisode

Simon’s Webisode 2 by Quincy IL

Getting the Boys Out the Door

This is the second webisode featuring Simon van Kempen at bravotv.com buried in the bowels of the video clips from the 4th Season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”  I have a new admiration for short films.  The video is 3.23 minute long, but it packs an emotional wallop.

Simon is doing what millions of parents do every morning.  He is giving his kids their breakfast and making sure they get to the school bus on time.  The boys are already dressed for their day in the beginning of the clip and Simon is serving cereal with milk.  I love how Simon picked up the cereal with his hands and put it into the bowl.  Alex was not home to remind her men folk to wash their hands before touching their food this week.  Simon opens the milk and it spills over the counter.  He wipes that up with a towel as he urges her boys to eat and reminds them that they have a date with the school bus at 7:30 AM.  When Alex is away on business, Johan has to adjust to the time frame of Francois and the public school bus. Simon checks his phone for the time and discovers that Francois has been playing poker. 

In an interview, Simon shares that he worked at the Hotel Chandler for 11 years and now he has returned to the career that he had when he first met Alex, consultancy.   He shares that he wanted to spend more time with the boys, Francois and Johan. Simon’s father’s name was Francois Johan.

Simon is brewing tea when he notices that Francois is not eating that bowl of cereal and has left his chair to roam the kitchen.  Simon lifts his son off the ground and holds him upside down over the garbage which has a bad smell according to Francois. Simon places his son on the stool, right side up this time.

In an interview Simon share his feelings about his growing up fatherless.  Simon is 46 almost 47 when this was filmed and he has been without a father for 41 years.  (We can calculate and that would make Simon about the age of his sons now.)  Simon, of course, wishes he had a father, but he accepts reality. He mentions the nature/nurture concept when it comes to parenting, but does not elaborate. Simon tells us that he enjoys being a father twice as much because he is seeing it through his own eyes and the eyes of his sons. Simon actually wants to be a role model for his sons. 

Having read Simon and Alex’s book, “Little Kids, Big City,” I knew that both Alex and Simon has lost their fathers as young children.  Both were raised by strong caring women.  Hearing him say this, brought back the memories that he had shared in the book and reminded me that Simon is a strong person who is unafraid to share his thoughts with all of us.  I think both Alex and Simon want their sons to have the father that they wished they had had and that is why Simon changed careers and is home to make breakfast when he wife is away for work.

The boys and Simon have to brave the ice and snow of Brooklyn to walk to the bus stop on the corner.  Along the path, they find black ice.  Simon explains that it is melted and mixed with dirt so it looks black. That’s not the Wikipedia definition but we all know Wikipedia can be wrong.

The bus arrives and Francois pushes his little brother, but gets a kiss from dad.  Johan gets lifted high in the air so he can wave to his brother as the bus leaves.  Johan is walking on the black ice so Simon asks for his hand.

Simon seems to know what is of interest to the Bravo producers when it comes to the reality show. His birthday surprises for Alex always seem to be shown to us.  I noticed the birthday surprise for the boys made it on to their mother’s reality show this year too.  The gift of the piano filming might not have been what Simon planned, but when it comes to tired little boys and strange men in their dining rooms, you never know the outcome in advance.  The few minutes of these scenes in “The Real Housewives of New York” look so much like the webisodes that I wonder if they were stolen by the producers for the series.

New York City is the center of film and they have competitions where these short films are shared like the Sundance Film Festival in Utah that was created by Robert Redford.  I think that Simon has studied film.  I think Simon van Kempen actually has a hobby.

Link to Simon’s webisode:

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-4/videos/getting-the-boys-out-the-door

Lynn will update this morning.

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508 Responses to IHJZ Simon’s webisode

  1. quincyil says:

    “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by QuincyIL

    I collected some of the conversations that we enjoyed yesterday for the visitors who don’t have time to go through 1,000 plus comments that Lynn has in the last 24 hours.

    Okie Folkie May 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm(Edit)
    Just found this lil tid bit. Possibly Pegs & Micah will be homeless?
    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/05/real-housewife-oc-home-foreclosure-peggy-tanous-lawsuit-against-banksicantstandthetoxicityMay 6, 2011 at 8:47 am
    icantstant the toxicity
    Off Topic: Cat tweeted Jill’s personal blogger, Lisa, in response to Lisa’s tweets from yesterday.
    catommanney : Amazing how a blogger who wanted an interview @lisanewengland has so many nasty tweets to make about me?BORE OFF LISA..Didnt trust you!
    catommanney: I always trust my instincts and smelt a rat with you @lisanewengland tweet what you want about me…I will print it out for loo roll….mwa
    Lisa didn’t post her blog immediately after the show last night. Her boss, Jill, is not going to be very happy. LOL
    Adgirl says
    The story about Peggy and Michah reminded me that Bravo didn’t show us during last week’s episode that Gretchen was served court papers at Peggy’s party for Jay Photoglu’s lawsuit against her (yes that is still going on).
    That probably added to the mirth on Tamra’s side of the table.
    icantstandthetoxicity says:
    May 6, 2011 at 7:49 pm (Edit)
    The RHONJ previews didn’t help RHONY’s ratings. Jill’s return must have caused the ratings to go down again. LOL
    Real Housewives of NYC (BRAVO, 10pm)
    – 1.828 million viewers
    – 1.4/2 HH
    – 0.9/2 A18-49
     housewifeaddict says:
    May 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm (Edit)
    I think viewers might be saturated with the franchise. Last year there was only one going at a time, and now we’ve got 3 if you include Bethenny ever after. And it’s been non-stop. Same with top chef/deserts/masters.
    Here’s the other shows for comparison:
    Real Housewives of Orange County last Sunday (BRAVO, 10pm)
    – 2.039 million viewers
    – 1.5/2 HH
    – 1.1/3 A18-49
    Bethenney Ever After
    Bethenny Ever After (BRAVO) – 1.35 million viewers – 0.7 (18-49) rating
    1. HD says: (thank you, HD, Q)
    May 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm
    This just flowed off the top of my head…if your name is not here trust me I can and will do many more! Love everyone! These names just flowed with the “poem”.
    A Housewife Addict
    That resided in the Windy City spent time Wondering
    If living in Fort Lauderdale would make her Gay-she sought after happiness
    Residing in Quincy, she longed for something more, beyond Lynn-n pj’s and sheets
    Perhaps she had made an Error 404 in judgment
    When she sought after Blue Skies, an Ad Girl, that lived life on the go
    Some called her a Rabble Rouser; perhaps she had adHD,
    Perhaps she should resided in AZ, Boston or maybe California was better at 35
    In her life,
    She was always looking to live beyond Jillousy,
    Seems like being a VAgirl maybe would have been right for her
    There she could listen to records played spun by a DJ -almost just a Whisper in her ear
    Reminding her that she would never be a desperate housewife
    There, were, Butter Was Fruit and she could dip her sweet bread into Butterbeans
    And just relax and enjoy the day
    As the sun shone on her face, there, she was a Golden Girl
    Free
    Because as she said,.”I Cannot Stand the Toxicity
    And if I had just one friend to Cusi, I mean, cozy up to me
    It would make this life all better”
    There she searched for happiness
    Beyond an OC gated fence and the pretentious of Beverly Hills
    Where her spirit could flow like she was a Lava Lady
    T-Totally, L –Living…for M-Myself
    Finally free
    A housewife, yet still, so much more…a woman whole and complete
    I had trouble downloading as I have Hughes network satellite internet so I know there are more interesting comments and pieces of new on that huge board. If you think something should come over, please help me.
    Q

  2. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    Lynn i suggested to Simon that most of the people on the blog are getting sick of all the negative aspects with the housewives series and how much more we enjoy BEA because its lighthearted and fun and how much more we would enjoy a show of just his entire family like the webisodes
    but he didnt think there would be enough material
    personally i dont care what they would do for a show as long as its just Alex Simon and thier adorable kids
    ive had my fill of the backstabbing bitchfest the show has become

    maybe they could have Ramona as a special guest and maybe even betenny could pop in from time to time
    no Shrill ever LOL

    • quincyil says:

      I think Simon is wrong about that. He may not want to expose his family to the ridicule that comes with having your own show though.

      He deals with his non fans on twitter every day.

      “Ozzie and Harriet” had a show about their family that was loved by the nation, but our parents are different than we are today.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        they are different but i think the tide is changing
        just from reading Lynns blog i think people are getting tired of teh same old bitchfest that bravo keeps force feeding us
        you could be right about his reasons though
        although i find them highly entertaining where now when i watch hosusewives i feel sick to my stomach afterwards

        • kotagirl29 says:

          I certainly think the show sucks now. I am really only watching it so I can bitch about here.

  3. quincyil says:

    PS to my blog on the praire…

    housewifeaddict says:
    May 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm (Edit)
    More tweet wars from LisaNewEngland.

    Oh oh oh -she blocked Cat. Cat must be crying.

    lisanewengland Lisa New England
    I have blocked the EX Housewife. Anyone else bothers me I will put on ignore as well Life is too big for this nonsense.
    6 hours ago

    lisanewengland Lisa New England
    @catommanney Blocking you

    I think lisanewengland is not the “nice” person that he claims to be. The public blocking of Cat Ommanney is not nice. He could have done it quietly. I think he has been running Jill’s facebook, Jill twitter, Jill’s fansites, and Jill’s website so long that announcing you will “chop off the head” of bad fans has gone to his own head.

    I will not block lisanewengland. He does not follow me, but I am announcing my non blocking policy for lisanewengland anyway.

    As the end of the Beverly Hills series, Lynn awarded IHJZ titles and she published a blog from me where I looked at the board members reaction to the show’s cast. I hope she does that for OC and BEA.

    I have watched the OC episodes, but I don’t have the fire in me to write anything about them as I did with the BH ladies after the last episode.

    Q

    • Kukulet says:

      This habit of Jill and Kelly publicly “blocking” people on Twitter just reveals how childish they are. It’s so silly.

      Jill: “I hereby formally announce that I have blocked Lynn N Chicago and all her followers on Twitter. I am Queen. I rule all. Well, not all, but my own little Twitter world where I don’t have nearly the followers that Bethenny has. And I have nothing better to do with my time, and nothing else to do in my shallow, ridiculous life than Twitter whom I have blocked.”

      Rest of the world: “Get a life.”

      (And she might be Queen, but Quincy is Empress, so Jill is forever trumped.)

      • quincyil says:

        She didn’t block me from twitter. At this very moment, Jill Zarin is yelling for Darren to come to her bedroom and telling him that he has to go through the thousands of twitter followers to find me and cut off my head. In the story 4th season, that we researched and tried to predict what was going to happen, I called Jill, “The Red Queen.” If you look at the book, the Red Queen screams, “Off with their heads!” and the minions scurry to do her bidding. As the unofficial pretend IHJZ board soothsayer, I see that happening in Jill’s bedroom every single day.

        She could have a wonderful life if she wanted to…

        Jill, why don’t you contact Lynn. You know how to do it behind the scenes? You two could have a discussion. Lynn will listen to your concerns.

        I think Jill needs to let all of this “roll off her back like water on a duck,” as Sonja said. I have been practicing this and it really works.

        Bravo advises the reality stars to stay away from blogs. They should listen because it is an excellent suggestion.

        Q

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          For some reason..I have escaped the wrath of Jill Zarin. I would have thought that maybe she didn’t notice me until she responded when I called her out for being a martyr for anti-bulling at the same time as being BBF with that shrew Patti Stinker.

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            she used to reply to me all the time too but it wasnt till i started to rip into KOO KOO
            that she blocked me the very same day that said insane person blocked me

            The funny thing was that up till that day Shrill seemed to enjoy our tweets together

      • Nancy says:

        It reminds me of…”You’re not getting invited to my birthday party!” (“Like” in 3th grade.)

  4. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    regarding the papers being served to Gretchen and why it wasnt shown by Bravo

    because no one knows for a fact if this actually happened

    if it had one of the bitches at that party would have made it public for sure

    • quincyil says:

      I read articles that suggested the delay in the OC season has something to do with this lawsuit. They went back into the editing room and took the Jay P information out. He started his lawsuits against Gretchen when Tamra brought the subject up in the reunion and he has not stopped since.

      I don’t see what the big deal is. So he had an affair and she denied it on TV. She and he know if they had an affair. To sue her over and over is beyond bad.
      She is wise to not continue a relationship with Jay.

      She claims that she does not have the money to pay the settlement, but her parents are rich. I suggest they pay and she pay back her parents over time. Get the mess out of the courts and out of the news.

      Q

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        im sure that is right however if it had happened at that party i think Tramp would be twitting it

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        The lawsuit didn’t so much stem from that she denied having an affair but that she called Jay “a liar and a stalker” which was grounds for his defamation lawsuit. Not only did he win ( I think Gretchen was ordered to pay something like 24k) but there was a second judgment against her to pay his lawyers fees.

        • quincyil says:

          I think when people are in litigation, they learn to be quiet. Tamra could be called as a witness. This is just a guess as to why they are sharing about this.

        • Nancy says:

          RR,
          We better be careful Shrill might do the same thing to us!

          • dsc60 says:

            ahh, but nothing is said here that isn’t 100% true about jillousy

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I know, if was as paranoid as Kelly I would think there is a reason I was over looked. But in reality I probably just missed her banning spree- maybe I wasn’t following Lynn when they created their black list.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I think the 4ok was the second judgment for against her for the lawyers fees.

  5. boston02127 says:

    Good morning. Am I on the right blog? I couldn’t click on the “new blog” from the last blog. I got here thru Lynn’s twitter. Anyone home?

  6. boston02127 says:

    MS Quincy —Are you there?

    • quincyil says:

      I am still trying to figure out why that is happening. It takes forever for me to down load the chat with almost 800 posts and if I hit the link at the top it works.

      I have to calculate, but the comments are in the thousands yesterday…People are commenting on the Cat Ommaney exclusive interview also.

      You all have an inexperienced pilot, but I will try not to hit an iceberg and sink this ship.

      Q

      Word press is having problems.

      • boston02127 says:

        Thank you Quincy.

      • Mookies1mom says:

        Word press does that sometimes and I don’t know if there is anything you can do about it. Mookie’s dad has this problem from time to time. You just kind of have to wait it out until wordpress gets it together.

        More thunderstorms so guess where Mookie is right now?

      • Nancy says:

        I wonder if Lynn ever thought this blog would do so well. I’m worried that Bravo is going to give RHONY the ax next season because then we all are going to get our walking papers.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          This blog is so much more than just a JZ/HWs bitchfest. Empress Quincy is now blogging about Mob Wives which isn’t even on Bravo. I think even without any of the Housewives shows Lynn and the Empress could find shows to blog about and us to talk about. Or even just open up a chat page. I don’t think we will get walking papers.

          • Nancy says:

            But I will miss hating Jill Zarin!

            • kotagirl29 says:

              Do you honestly think that if HWs got canceled Shill would leave quietly? I don’t. I doubt it would be that easy to get rid of her. She will continue to be an ass who is hated by many.

            • quincyil says:

              You can hate Jill Zarin every day here. I’m sure someone will agree with you.

  7. quincyil says:

    Yes, I will try to put on a link again. I think the problem is 800 posts. I checked the number of posts just before 9 and it was less than 300. So 500 were added in the late evening.

    That was unexpected.

    I will try to put the link on again.

    Q

    • housewifeaddict says:

      We’re a chatty bunch. Good morning!

      • housewifeaddict says:

        PS have you checked out @tfarms4 and his strange connection (brotherly) to Lisanewengland.

        • quincyil says:

          I actually did google tfarms and I looked at the connection. I will look again, Thanks.

  8. WindyCityWondering says:

    Good morning to all! Last night was very busy and entertaining here.
    I watched Simon’s offerings and agree that it is a little bit of light in the very dark RHNY season.

    • Nancy says:

      WCW,
      It did remind me of BEA. Just brought a smile to my face. Thank-you Simon!

  9. Error404 says:

    I’ve just about had it with Bravo’s two-faced attitude toward drinking. They all drink like sailors on shore leave, starting with miss Andy Cohen herself. When was the last time we saw a top tv exec 3 sheets tothe wind on a live talk show? And they’ve never hidden the fact that then encourage, Kiki would sayforce, the HWs to have binge drinking frat type parties so they can film human behavior at it’s worst for entertainment purposes. I don’t care if Simon or Ramona or anyone else struggles with addiction. So many do. People on this very blog have admitted to struggling with this curse. What I do have a problem with is people like jill zarin who going around calling their enemies drunks. What an effing bitch! I’d rather be a human who struggles with temptation than the evil mean vindictive spitfull cruel hard-hearted jealous greedy vain horrible person sober Jill is! I HATE JILL ZARIN!

    • Kukulet says:

      And we all know why Jill doesn’t drink herself – because her addictions are control and manipulation. Personally, I’d rather deal with a drunk than her intentional cruelty.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Do you wonder how Kelly knew that Ramona sent her a “drunk” text?
      Was it because of the time it was sent?
      Was it because of the less than stellar spelling?
      Was it because of the “threatening” message?
      IMO, the results are the same – people conclude that Ramona was drunk! As for Jill, she can raise all the diet cokes she wants – her standard behavior is pretty much mean drunk.

      • quincyil says:

        She read the message and the threat was Ramona would not attend her events. That should make Kelly happy so I don’t see why it was a threat.

        • Kukulet says:

          She thinks it’s a threat because Kelly is dumber than a bag of hammer handles.

          • quincyil says:

            Hi, if you have any time, could you look at the information on Ferdinand de Lesseps. Wikipedia says he:

            Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps

            I believe this is a viscount and I have been researching the meaning of this term.

            Q

        • California35 says:

          Because she is Kelly 😛

          But I also think that Jill is doing what she did while Kelly was in Scary Island – feeding to Kelly’s ignorance and fears.

        • Sammysmom says:

          Yeah, how can it be a threat when it’s actually what Kelly wants?

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        just because its diet cokes doesnt mean there isnt rum in that glass lol

    • California35 says:

      Hi Error, do you remember when they bagan bringing up the drinking as a problem? The OC drink, the ATL drink, the …wait there is a lot of drinking on all the HW shows. You gist made me think for a minute about it though, and I wonders if bringing up drinking began because of BH. Then again Mrs perfect “I don’t drink” but bring me my diet coke Jill has been making coments about Ramona and Simon since season one. Still I wonder if BH had anything to do with it.

    • VAgirl says:

      It makes one wonder if Jill had a problem herself and she’s pissed she can’t join in with the others.

      • California35 says:

        Hhmmm I never thought of that – it seemed to me it is a superior thing. her doing the right thing….etc.

        • California35 says:

          Or maybe I think at way because before when I would go where ther will be drinking and I didn’t drink, I would get those coments … Some good intentioned but some not that I didnt drink because I was good or because I know what it could do etc. I didn’t have a drinking problem. I just didn’t feel confortable in those groups plus I had to drive etc. Also I was took young 😛 I drink one, not get drunk, but do accept a drink and might acept two if i feel like, butwithout being worry like I did in the past. I KNOW that is not the case with Kill, but I just thought I mentioned why I never thought that if someone doesn’t want to drink, it is because he/she has a problem.

          How are you feeling today? Where you able to go to sleep last night?

          • California35 says:

            Wow lots of erros – sorry iPad in bed,

            I was too young. I drink now but not get drunk. I do accept a drink when I go places, and I might even have two if I feel like it. I don’t worry about it like I did in the past.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          most people that make a big thing about not drinking have been in AA at one time

          • alicia says:

            I’ve never been in AA but I’m terrified of a DUI- I would feel terrible if I killed someone because of my negligence. If I want to “party” I make sure someone else is driving. Also I think Jill is a very much a person who likes to be “in control”, hence the no drinking policy.

            • @tweatcyn says:

              I just don’t like the feeling of being drunk. I will usually have one glass of wine or beer, but sometimes just water. I think I may have an alcohol intolerance or allergy also. My face always turns bright red and hot after just one alcoholic beverage.

              • VAgirl says:

                Mine does too. There is a name for that and it’s very prevelant among Asians. I looked it up because me and my daughter turn red and get hot flashes when we drink hard liquor especially.

                • VAgirl says:

                  It’s called Alcohol Flush Reaction or Asian Flush or Asian Red or Asian Glow (according to Wiki)

          • Nancy says:

            I do not agree.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        I don’t think Jill is the root of this. There is an excess of drinking shown on Bravo. Jill, however, holds the title of the mean woman who has no qualms about “outting” a castmate for being a drunk.

        This from the same woman who claims Kelly didn’t have an episode on scary island (and that there is nothing wrong with Kelly), and is BFF with LuAnn, who is tabloid fodder for her drunken, slutty behavior as much as anyone else, and has not said a word about Sonja’s DUI.

        The only other one in a class with Jill is Kyle Richards, and her sidekick Taylor.

        1. Two years ago Jill calls Simon a drunk in the tabloids to strike back for the Long Island comment and S2 of NY opens with a forced apology to Silex
        2. Last year we get Turtle Time from Ramona, with pregnant and sober Bethenny in the background making funny comments
        3. This year on BH we get lots of drinking and drinking-induced behavior on BH, but then the accusation that Kim is an alcoholic out of the blue in the last scene. BINGO. First time the word has been said and someone in a cast is labelled as having an addiction problem. WHY?
        4. Ramona is being edited as an out of control drunk.

        And the funny thing is that Ramona’s mentioning Pinot Grigio 1000x an episode for branding. Like Bethenny and her skinny girl margarita.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Yup. People in AA don’t drink either.

        And I love that Lynn gets the HW traffic and Bravo gets very little.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      but you dont think Bravo forces teh booze on this people do you

      I thought they would all be drinking socially anyway

  10. Kellita says:

    Sweet webisode with Simon and the boys! I didn’t realize they named their sons after his father, Francois Johan.

    Simon seems like a great dad. I love those episodes filled with warmth and innocence, rather than the snarly catfights we’re usually treated to.

    Happy Saturday, everyone!

    • quincyil says:

      Not long ago, I looked at short films in NYC. Simon and Alex went to an award ceremony a while back. I am surprised at how much you can pack into 4 minutes. I would love to go to the film festivals, but we don’t have them on the prairie.

      Years ago, I was walking in NYC and a man asked me if I wanted to go to a lecture on world peace. He gave me a pamplet. I went to the college and Robert Redford was there. He organized this event every year. I really enjoyed it.

      I am glad they put the videos on the net for us too. It makes living in flyover country and Smallsville more interesting.

    • quincyil says:

      I put a link to the webisode on the blog.

      http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-4/videos/getting-the-boys-out-the-door

      I should have done that originally, but it didn’t pop into my mind until I read your post. Thanks for the light bulb moment.

      Q

  11. quincyil says:

    I would watch the shows a second time when I was cooking or ironing, but I haven’t done that this season. I know they don’t like each other.

    Q

  12. quincyil says:

    Here’s a link to Simon’s blog on his webisode. It seems that Simon and I are in competition for who can write the most words on a 3.23 minute short film. I think he is winning, but I will try harder next time.

    http://mccordvankempen.com/wordpress/

    I am biased so I like mine better.

    Q

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Thank for the Si link and the fun recap.

      Interesting from the TV interview:

      TV Guide Magazine: And who is the biggest idiot you have to deal with on the show?
      McCord: I can’t tell you! That’s a spoiler!

  13. California35 says:

    Good morning everyone!
    I’m like you Boston, waking up early when I don’t have to get Up. I try to go back to sleep, but with no success.

    Quncy – thanks for helping Lynn with the blog when she is not around. Wow 500 coments in the evening. I always notice, how when I come to the blog just before I leave work, then checking back in the evening to find lots more coments.

    Kelly’s coment about Ramona’s “threat” is so Kelly…but I also think that she has manipulative Jill translating things to Kelly…

  14. error404 says:

    Kiki’s ability to properly interpret Jill’s “a little birdie told me” email as a threat was one (if not the only) time Kiki really impressed me with her street smarts. Then she just seemed to drink the Kool-aid and become Jill’s paid assassin, like how Bette Davis mind controlled Kim Richard’s twin brother in Witch Mt. The whole scary island trip I was waiting for Kiki to come out with “Crush. Kill. Destroy.”

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kelly seems to be able to interpret situations on an adolescent level.
      After high school, she was in a world where she was told exactly what to do and how to look – modeling is pretty black and white in expectations. She also claims she had limited social relationships (either male or female) with people her own age, which contributes to her social awkwardness and inability to have two way conversations of any depth.
      But, IMO, she is under all these developmental challenges a very mean girl.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I’ve noticed a theme within all the shows.The HW who are most likely to dish out the biggest whammies are also the ones who curl up like babies if ANY thing is said to them….with the exception of NeNe who just gets louder and louder and more insane.

        • housewifeaddict says:

          NeNe did curl up into a little ball when LaToya said she wouldn’t call her (because NeNe wouldn’t pick up) in the boardroom. She’s more sensitive than she seems.

      • Zoey says:

        I’ve been wondering if she even finished high school. Maybe that’s why the intellect falls so short. She says she started modeling at age 16, and she probably has a diploma (?) but who knows how much school she missed. At what age did she moved across the country to NY- was she with a parent or alone?
        She had to use every trick in her book to get in to Columbia, as she was at first denied, remember? We saw her saying this. Maybe she didn’t even finish high school.

        • housewifeaddict says:

          She says in some article that there was a link to yesterday that she moved to NY when she was 19. She at least has her GED because she attended Trinity college for one year.

  15. WindyCityWondering says:

    Sometimes I think the women of RH have a drink to calm themselves down for filming, especially when it is with people they are not friendly with on or off camera. Sometimes taping goes on for hours and one drink turns into many drinks. Some hold their alcohol better than others but drunk behavior/speaking is pretty easy to spot. And they all seem to think what they drink is fine but what others drink not so much. Beer vs wine. Wine vs vodka. Champaign vs wine.
    Kelly says repeated that she doesn’t drink, yet we see her doing so in numerous situations. She is probably aware of what alcohol does to her and tries to limit her consumption in certain situations. In any case, Bravo always makes a point of showing them drinking or what types of beverages are at their disposal.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      its like her not eating processed foods and then downing gummy bears because they are cute and fun
      Yeah Koo Koo so is diabeties

      I just love poking my fingers and testing my sugar
      wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      LOL

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        LOL

      • babykakes says:

        had a friend who’s house was filled with candy & she was always eating it..found out she was a crack & heroin addict. remember Sonia saying Kelly’s room on scary island smelled like cat pee?
        well so did Lisa’s. hmmmm..makes ya wonder!

    • housewifeaddict says:

      When I read your post, the image of Eddie taking the shot of tequila to brace himself for the tub scene was Tamra comes to mind. I think I read in her blog that he had to take many shots to film that LOL.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        who wouldnt get drunk to get in that tub with tramp
        between her head her ego and those breast where is there room

  16. California35 says:

    Ok I’m going to fish watching WWHL and maybe watch Blue Bloods from last night before I get busy 🙂

  17. Bloshka says:

    Simon held his kid upside down over the garbage? WTF?

  18. Butters'Mom says:

    I had major tech fail yesterday. The blackberry and laptop both died.Had to replace both. Now I have 800+ comments from last night to catch up on. Oy!
    I liked Simon’ webisodes. They are so “normal”.

  19. Zoey says:

    For gawd’s sake, I can’t get away from JZ. I finally go to sleep after talking about her on here, then when I turn on the TV she’s the first thing I see!
    She’s the client on ‘It’s Me or the Dog’ on Animal Planet. Hers was the first voice I heard!!! Ok, it’s still going to be a good day…..

    That dog Ginger is cray cray/anxious. Hope Allie does better coming from that household. The animal expert lady says the only way Ginger will improve is if Jill keeps up the work she taught her.
    On the follow up visit, it looks like Jill was too lazy to do it and decided to do her own thing. Says she can’t ‘find the time’.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      Joey,
      The word “WORK” is like a 4 letter word to jz. But we know she can f-ing bitch and all. This is why she has all her puppets around her, to do her bidings.
      jz is a f-ing iceberg inside and out. I find nothing likeable jz now, actually I don’t think I ever did…….guess that is why I HATE JILL ZARIN so much. She makes me want to vomit everytime I hear that damn voice of hers or any of her stupid faces she makes when she thinks she is being cutesy. She is ugly inside out, did I tell ya, I HATE JILL ZARIN…………ha ha….. 🙂

    • jeang says:

      That happened to me as well. I dozed off this moring after getting up early to let my dog out. When I woke up Its me or the dog was on. I have managed to avoid all the OC and NYC episodes this year and woke up to that…..She hasnt changed and wasnt it funny when all those unruly dogs came into her apt pooping and pissing all over the place? She is many things, mean, spiteful, hateful, a bit on the thick side(bloated) sometimes, mouthy and lazy. Ginger doesnt have a chance. It was nice to see however that she with out of control Ginger annoys the hell out of Bobbys son and his wife and Ally. We know how they feel!!!!

  20. jeepers1941 says:

    Q,
    Thank you for the link to Simon and the boys. I have always liked Simon, but the video has given me new respect for Simon. He is clearly a loving and devoted father who truly cares for his boys. Francois is so much like his father, he is a very bright child indeed and is Johan. The talk of yesterday should be layed to rest after watching this video. Simon even with his faults is ok in my book. Actually, I felt kind of sorry for him, because I think he really missed not having his father when he was growing up. How sweet they named the boys after grandpa……..Jeepers1941

    • Kellita says:

      Yeah, Francois grabbing for the boom mike off camera makes perfect sense to me now. That explains his “blank” stare. I often forget they are being filmed. The kids are generally great at not looking at the camera. The only one whom I don’t think is good at that is Lou Ann’s Victoria. I often see her glance into the camera.

      • jeepers1941 says:

        Kellita,
        I think Ms. LULU has some major problems with Ms. Victoria coming her way. This young lady seems to have a major chip on her shoulder, just like her mother.
        I was shocked to see how much Ms. LULU’s son has grown. He is quite a handsome young man now and his roller boards looked very good. At least he isn’t setting on his ass like his mother does……..jeepers1941

        • Kellita says:

          I agree. I feel sorry for her kids. Who knows how much dad’s in the picture now. He doesn’t even live in the country, does he? And Lou Ann seems to be often off with her French guy. Those kids seem like they’re raised by nannies. Even though they’re a bit older, teenagers still need their parents to be fully present in their lives as much as possible.

          • Kellita says:

            I speak as a mother of two teens. I know how important it is to keep an eye on them and know who they’re hanging out with, etc.

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              Being there and always being aware that they might want to talk to you! These years are when they learn to make good and bad choices and they need to have the opportunity to not just listen but to talk about them.

              • housewifeaddict says:

                I’ve found the times when I can get them to talk fewer and fewer as they grow up. I used to have a lot of success engaging my teens in conversation while we were driving, but now that they both drive getting them to tell me what’s going on is like pulling teeth.

                I can’t even imagine what it is like to raise a child in the “social status” environments of NY or BH. Like Lisa VP said – BH is very toxic for teens. I tried to keep mine busy busy busy in sports – and so far so good. No major issues (knock on wood). But I’m in a mid-sized town, little social pressure, no more than usual exposure to drugs and alcohol for teens, and great schools.

              • Kellita says:

                Amen!

          • Nancy says:

            Rosie (on camera) said that LuMan doesn’t spend enough time with her children. I think LuMan is one cold mother.

            • error404 says:

              I don’t think motherhood interests her much. She treats the girl like a little sister, and tends to ignore the boy. I suspect her kids were more marriage insurance than emotional investment, but that’s just an opinion I’ve formed based on what she’s chosen to show us on TV. Perhaps she’s a great Mom off-camera. On camera, not so much.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                I think for some of these women…”motherhood” means securing a bigger alimony cheque.

  21. Mookies1mom says:

    I haven’t had a chance to get caught up just yet so if this has been posted my apologies.

    http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/06/michaele-salahi-real-housewives-of-dc-song-bump-it-single-record-tareq-salahi-playboy-music-bravo/

    Apparently, she is singing in this video but I can’t bring myself to listen to it.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      it is too early for me to listen to that……. 🙂

      • Mookies1mom says:

        I haven’t had enough coffee yet. Plus, I don’t hate myself enough to put my ears through that! 😉

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Sorry – I won’t take one for the team either.

      • Adgirl says:

        Me either!! I can’t fathom watching an emaciated stick figure crooning at me. OK, maybe Celine Dion. But that’s as far as it goes.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Can’t do it…there ain’t enough Pinot in even Ramon’s wine chiller to convince me.

    • error404 says:

      count me as those who won’t bother to watch. Is she “sings” anything like she was a “cheerleader” or an “addict”, it’s bound to be painful.

    • MicheleF. says:

      Okay, I took one for the team. As you can imagine, it is bad! It’s is a very small piece of the song and she is drowned out by the music and maybe background singers (?) and basically she is just saying words not singing. Too bad I can’t unhear it!

  22. housewifeaddict says:

    After reading Simon’s blog, I think Francois has been admitted to NY’s newest elementary school for the gifted.

    http://www.examiner.com/gifted-education-in-new-york/new-york-city-s-newest-citywide-school-for-the-gifted-brooklyn-school-of-inquiry

    It completely fits the way Simon described it, as a city-wide school that currently goes to 2nd grade, and will go through 8th eventually. It looks like it opened last year 2009/10 – so they were lucky to be able to transfer in. Kids have to test well, and then there is a lottery.

    If this is the case it makes me even more sick to my stomach that they would edit this poor child to imply that he had a disability.

    • Adgirl says:

      I never in a million years thought he had a disability. Unless you classify being fed up with strangers and equipment looming over you a disability.

      He displayed exactly the type of “shutdown” my kids did when there was too much attention and pressure on them to “perform”. Mostly at large events like Thanksgiving.
      The same goes for Taylor (BH) daughter at her birthday. Too much stimulation and pressure = detatched kid or a tantrum.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        IMO the editing was pretty intentional to show behavior I associate with autistic children. If they just wanted to show a bored and disinterested kid, they could have stopped when he was plunking away at the piano with no interest. I think they were trying to be misleading, and that makes me mad because he’s a kid.

        I think the same is true with Alex’s drinking this season, and probably even Ramona’s drinking. But I do believe Kelly is crazy.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Bravo is going for the worst possible edit on all of them. It is easier to do with some of them and somewhat more contrived with others!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      While I don’t really know what the deal with Francois is, and I think we are all in agreement the whole scene was just uncomfortable ( I think Alex even acknowledged it in around about way). I feel that need to say that just because someone falls on the spectrum doesn’t mean they have a low cognition.

  23. Adgirl says:

    I have to complain the Bravo has just about ruined all of the RH franchises for me. There is hardly any difference between any of them now. Nothing but middle age women desperately trying to undermine each other. It use to be we’d watch their over the top lifestyles and there would occassionaly be an emotional outburst between the ladies. Now, it’s 95% outbursts with 5% lifestyle.

    I find it very sad witnessing the cynical dismembering of Ramona by the mean girls. There is very little air to breathe between the attacks.

    Anyone who watched daytime soaps or Dallas knows that 1. the protagonist (on RHNY 2011 that would be Ramona) has to be seen as having a chance to fight and hold their own. 2. every antagonist is tempered with a glimpse into their softer side or shades of regret, then ultimately a comeupance (the payoff for the audience).

    Bravo feeds us an unrelenting drumbeat of character assasination (this year of Ramona, last year Bethenny) and an ever enlarging mean girls group that never “pays” for their crime. In fact their deeds are consistantly unchallenged! In fact their crimes are twisted into victimhood.

    I don’t know if I can continue watching this orgy of nastiness. It feels so dark, unpleasant and frankly, a huge downer!

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Very well articulated. I think what is really bothering me is that they aren’t paying for their crime.

      Ramona is being blamed for Kelly’s breakdown somehow – when Kelly tried to do that last year, we all laughed at her.

      Alex is being blamed for holding a grudge too long against Jill – when we all know the many many things Jill did to her behind the scenes.

      It’s like the movie mean girls, without the formula ending that we know is coming. My stomach hurts wondering if this new production crew is just going to edit the underdogs (Alex and Ramona) as the evil ones.

      With the Bethenny / Jill war – Bethenny came out on top, and we knew it half way through the season when her spin off was announced (although the reunion was icing on the cake). But what if Ramona hadn’t stood firm on scary island, and had jumped to Jill’s side the moment she showed. How awful would that have been. Maybe the problem is no one is directing them – but I think the real problem is the production crew. They’ve picked sides, and have no idea that they are turning off viewers.

      I wonder if this has anything to do with Ramona having the altercation with the production crew. Payback??

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Interesting…agree that the production crew does give direction but in the case of Scary Island – I think we witnesses raw emotions and reactions. Kelly really did a number on all of them.

      • jeepers1941 says:

        you know what housewifeaddict, I think you just may have hit the nail on the head. and as far as jz coming to the house the very next morning to hi, is bullshit. she knew what was going on with KOOKOO, I mean hell she talked to her every day. jz is pissed at Ramona because Ramona didn’t plead with her to stay. Remember when she made the comment, “what is Alex you’re new best friend now” when Ramona went out to the car to talk to her. Ramona was in a damn if you do or damn if you don’t situation and I for one think Ramona made the right decision. I am sure Bobby went and took a pee while they were there, even if it was behind a bush, he just had to stand instead of sitting down. they are both disgusting to me, her for all her nastiness and him for putting up with all her shit…..rant over on this posting..sorry
        and if Ramona did have an altercation with a production crew member, I am sure she felt it was warranted…….

  24. Mookies1mom says:

    “I wonder if this has anything to do with Ramona having the altercation with the production crew. Payback??” That is a really good question housewifeaddict!

  25. fort lauderdale gay says:

    I’ve got this LisaNewEngland bloggate thing stuck in my crawl for some reason and I just want to throw this out there and see what you all think. Lisa’s blog has been really late in being posted this week. (Although there was enough time to banish Cat) Does anyone know what Jill’s schedule has been? She went to Chicago to mingle with her “new Harpo family”. That coupled with the fact that Lisa’s really late on her recap seems like additional damning evidence pointing toward a direct link between Snoozefest blog and Our Lady of Woodmere. What do you think?

    • Adgirl says:

      Good question.

      I have vowed not to ever look at that site again. I don’t want her/his traffic #’s to increase just because we check out the sanitized blog. Noticed there was no comment area too. Very telling.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      On twitter “Lisa” has been tweeting madly about the Boston Bruins. I’m beginning to wonder if there is one person doing the twitter account, and another the blog.

      I just don’t see Jill writing it herself, but wasn’t her sister with her on the trip to Chicago?

      I’m also really bothered by the Boston connection. If this was an assistant of Jill’s (and not her sister) wouldn’t they live in NY?

      I just want Quincy to figure it out for us LOL.

      • quincyil says:

        LOL, I am working on Luann and Napolean today, but tomorrow afternoon, I will work on lisanewengland for you.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I find it very suspect that Lynn talks about the blackhawks- then suddenly Lisa starts yapping about a rival team.

        Oh- and Go Leafs Go

        • Sammysmom says:

          I can’t believe that didn’t dawn on me. Hello Mr. Obvious. Long time listener. First time caller. or is it, First time listening. Long time caller. I always forget what is said on Bob and Tom

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I responded to you with an LOL but it’s not showing and when I tried to do it again, it said it was a duplicate post.

      • Zoey says:

        Doesn’t JZ’s used clothes-selling person live outside NY? Not sure where, but somewhere on the east coast.

        I’m convinced the blog is by JZ’s sister. Even the interview there with Kelly sounds edited, like a writer did it. Kelly does not talk that way! There are very few ‘like’s, lol.

        ALSO, at the bottom of the page several housewives books are for sale, but not Silex’ book…

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Maybe the blog is getting a little too hot – people are asking questions – so whoever is doing this blog is getting cold feet.

  26. Adgirl says:

    Hello All!
    Tomorrow is Mother’s Day however due to scheduling conflicts my daughter and I are celebrating today. We found an interesting movie to see “The Robber” that sounds fantastic. It’s based on a real guy who is a marathon runner and bank robber. He is addicted to the adrenaline rush.
    I will report back if it is worth seeing.

    http://www.villagevoice.com/2010-09-22/film/the-robber-review/

  27. PJ says:

    Quincy this was a very nice blog. It was lovely to see that Alex and Simon named their boys after Simon’s father. After all the nasty comments about S & A being pretentious and all the inappropriate comments about autism on the last blog I’m so glad you enlightened us as to the true nature of S & A.

    • quincyil says:

      In the first season, the editors and producers probably wanted Alex and Simon to go in the direction of being pretentious because it makes a better show. I think Alex and Simon are intelligent and they figured out what Bravo was up to. Some of our opinions go back to earlier times.

      Lynn thinks I am always looking for the good even in Jill Zarin. It is true. Lynn see right through me. I think a lot of what we are shown is contrived and I would never allow a corporation to manipulate me as the housewives are manipulated. It’s true that they say these things, but what are the questions they are asked in the interviews? What are they shown before they comment?

      I believe the stars are contractually forbidden to explain things like a boom was there so my kid was pushing it away.

      Bryn Hoppy is the one to watch for the movements of crew on the set of Bethenny Ever After. She gives everything away. rotfl…

      I do think Jill Zarin has issues. I would not want to be on the receiving end of a Jill Zarin tirade. I bet Jill Zarin knows the name, QuincyIL, and she probably hates me even if Bobby says it is not good to hate.

      I am imperfect too. I’m sure you all know that from the mistakes I make running the board for Lynn. LOL.

      Q

      • PJ says:

        I know you look for the good Quincy, that’s not a bad quality but it can sometimes be wasted on undeserving ones. Still I would rather a person look for the good than look for the bad.
        I have watched this show since season one and after that season I haven’t seen anything that tells me S&A are pretentious. It’s like some people who comment here just can’t be satisfied unless they tear down someone. True there are some who richly deserve it but I don’t happen to think S & A do. Then to go after their sons even making fun of their names and calling one of them autistic was appalling to me. That’s why I felt your blog was so refreshing.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      At lot of their pretentious label came from Alex describing Francois as gifted, which all of us parents laughed off, because we’ve all been there. But it could be that he really is gifted if he got into the citywide school for gifted and talented children. It must have been extraordinarily competitive to get in.

      http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/mediarelations/NewsandSpeeches/2008-2009/20090319_citywide_gat.htm

      The other pretentious moment was looking for Alex’s picture after the opera. Well now that we know JZ sends out press releases so that photographers “catch her” out and about town doing interesting things like shopping and eating, it makes Silex seem much less pretentious.

      Silex may happen to like the opera and insist their children take piano lessons. My mother was from Europe, and she did the same thing for us. I can’t tell you how many symphonies I sat through as a kid. I don’t think that makes them pretentious – my mom certainly wasn’t. She just liked that sort of thing.

      As far as the things that were said on this board about Francois possibly having autism – I very much blame that on the editing making it seem that way. Viewers were just reacting to what they were shown.

      • PJ says:

        How many seasons ago did those things that labeled S & A pretentious happen? If my picture was in the paper I would want to see and so would anyone else. Maybe François is gifted, which would certainly explain the way he acted after getting the piano, gifted children can sometimes be little stinkers.

        The autism stuff was out of line. Minor children should remain off limits to comments that can be hurtful and parents who have children with these disorders should be more sensitive to that.

        • Nancy says:

          PJ,
          I feel horrible for making the autistic comment the other day. Off to church.

        • Kukulet says:

          Oh, here you go again. You’ve spent more time talking about the kids and how they should be off limits than anyone else has talking about the kids and the way they behaved.

          Parents who have children with these disorders don’t look at the word “autism” in the same manner you do. We don’t see it as derogatory or offensive-we view it as reality because it is to us. 1 out of every 150 kids born today will develop autism. Do you consider epilepsy, diabetes, schizophrenia, etc to be insults, too?

          And I don’t believe this is your blog to make the call about what comments are out of line. Unless you are Lynn?

          If Alex and Simon want their minor children to remain off limits, then they shouldn’t put them on television. Plenty of other HW avoid doing so for just that reason.

          Housewifeaddict is right-we reacted to what we were shown. So call Bravo up and give them an earful, and give us a break.

          • PJ says:

            I never said it was an insult and FYI I’ve been an insulin dependant diabetic most of my life, it is a disability that is difficult to live with. You are just assuming that’s what I meant, like you are assuming you can spot autistic tendencies from watching a child for a few minutes on TV. What is insulting is people talking about other people’s children and putting a label on them that they can’t possibly know the truth about. So instead of insulting people who disagree with you go talk about your own children and leave other peoples children alone.

            • Kukulet says:

              I never claimed that I could spot autistic tendencies from watching a child for a few seconds on television-YOU said that. I simply wondered if a few things about Francois MIGHT be related to mild autism. I also said that I could be completely wrong about it. I didn’t label him as autistic or anything else.

              You’ve taken every comment about autism out of context and attacked the various posters on that basis. Why don’t you try actually reading what people say instead of jumping to your own conclusions about what they meant?

              By the way, why is it okay for you to bring “my children” into this? Isn’t that a little hypocritical, when you are having hissy fits about other people mentioning Silex’s children?

              • PJ says:

                Oh for goodness sake, you obviously don’t like anyone disagreeing with you. I was mostly reacting to you not other posters because you are so aggressive in your opinions and I did actually read them. It upsets me when people talk about small children, like you did. My daughter works with small children with disabilities. If you knew from your children’s point of view what it feels like to have a disability you would be kinder to other people’s children. What I said to you was a figure of speech I obviously don’t know your children, have no idea how many you even have nor have I seem them interact with you on TV. But I suppose in order to keep your outrage going you needed to say that. Enough.

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  I am sorry but you are not making any sense.
                  Because your child works with children with disabilities makes you more of an authority than those of us who actually have children with them?

                  Not talking about an issue doesn’t make it go away nor does it help instill confidence in a child to embrace who they are and reach their full potential.

                  • PJ says:

                    Well then talk about a real issue. Because talking about S & A’s children in relations to autism is only speculation. I mentioned my daughter’s specialty but that is all, you are adding the rest.

        • firepainter says:

          Thanks for your opinion PJ. I agree wholeheartedly.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            And that’s perfectly fine…
            everyone can have an opinion but it seems like some of you feel that some of us ‘are out of line’ and that what we discuss should be ‘off limits’.

            Your opinions have no more or less validity than ours.

            • PJ says:

              You could say exactly the same about yourself.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                Actually no, since I am not the one saying certain people are out of order and what topics should be off limits.

                People speculate about a lot of things on this board. And again, no one here said there kid was autistic, we just posted our observations but since you have decided it was off limits and that opinions constitute a diagnosis.

                • PJ says:

                  I stated my opinion you stated yours. I said I think small children should be off limits but I didn’t try to forbid you from stating your opinion. Sure you have the right to say what you think I just feel that sometimes it is not advantageous to say certain things because it isn’t kind. Say what you want but if I don’t agree I’ll say what I want to say too. Are you seriously trying to say you don’t think your opinion has more validity, LOL……ok sure I believe that.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Excuse me, but may of us who thought we saw autistic behaviors are dealing with our own children that are dealing with those issues or ones like it.

          IMO,turning ‘autism’ into a dirty word or a scarlet letter is WAY more hurtful and insulting.

          • PJ says:

            No one made it a dirty word, are you misunderstanding on purpose?

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Oh really? Then why are you the one who keeps insisting that it can not be discussed?

              • PJ says:

                This is becoming laughable.

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  Where are your objections to calling Francois ‘bright’ and ‘intelligent’…oh that’s right, there aren’t any. Obviously you have decided that some labels are okay and some aren’t(even tho no one actually said he was autistic). And you wonder why some of feel you have the impression that autism is a 4 letter word.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              And I will add this…I find you very contradictory.

              You say that children are off limits, yet have no issue with mentioning other people’s children.

              You say talking about Simon and Alex’s children are off limits-yet you are constantly engaging in discussions about them.

              You challenge our observations based on the show, but obviously don’t have an issue with observations like ‘Francios is bright’, ‘clever’ and ‘intellectually superior’.

              You keep talking about sheltering the feels of children, who you have continuously refereed to as ‘disabled’.

              Believe me when I say, my daughter does not need an advocate like you or your pity.

              • PJ says:

                I find you to be rather nasty. When did I offer to become your daughter’s advocate?
                Have I expressed any pity for you or your daughter?
                I didn’t even know you had a daughter.
                You are putting words in my mouth and twisting what I say to your own purpose. You may fancy yourself to be very clever but I don’t find you to be so. If you want to fight, fight with yourself. I’m done with discussing anything with you. My opinion is not the same as yours sorry if that pushes you over the edge.

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  How did you hear that? I thought I was dialed down to zero?

                  You are the one who has the audacity to suggest that we are insensitive to our own children and that we should try to put themselves in their shoes.

                  You felt need to mention your daughter is a teacher to kids with a disability, yet later acknowledge that doesn’t give you any real insight. I’m still not sure why you felt the need to bring it up other than you think it provides you with some sensitivities. (Not that I have seen)

                  You have obviously decided that some labels are okay while others are ‘unkind’ and a devastating point of ridicule.

                  You are the one who is currently in an active dispute with several members of this blog because you find our opinions ‘off limits’ and ‘out of order’.

                  You keep saying you are done with these conversations, yet you actively continue to engage in them. It’s too bad there isn’t an edit feature here so I could add this to your growing list of contradictions.

                  • PJ says:

                    I don’t see anyone twisting your arm to carry on with this dispute; you are free to stop any time you like. Obviously you’re continuing on is giving you the chance to display your superiority. But sure it’s all me. I never said my daughter was a teacher nor did I say that her working with children with disabilities did or didn’t give me insight.

                  • Rabble Rouser says:

                    Sure, but I am not the one who keeps on saying they are finished with the discussion. You are- yet you still engage.

                    I stand corrected, you daughter ‘works’ with ‘small kids’ with disabilities. Works at what exactly? And why did you bring it up if you weren’t implying it was somehow relevant?

                    I have white SUV, I don’t know what that has to do with anything but I thought I would throw it out there for the purpose of of this discussion.

                    Something is also not a teachable moment if you didn’t learn anything.. just because it wasn’t a teachable moment for you doesn’t mean it wasn’t for anyone else.

                    • PJ says:

                      Yes speculating about someone’s child is a brilliant teachable moment we’re all enlightened. Come on you only thought of that line to add to your fight with me to prove your superiority. You never meant that discussion to be a teachable moment.

                    • Rabble Rouser says:

                      Having a discussion about autistic behaviors and what some red flags are or maybe be, talking about misconceptions that people have about autism isn’t a teachable moment?

                      Maybe for you..so speak for yourself and not the rest of the class lady.

          • Zoey says:

            Just so you know RR, I think many of us on here agree completely with what you’re saying. I think you’re wasting your breathe. We see it as freedom to state an opinion and we respects others freedom to do the same.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Thank You Zoey 🙂

            • PJ says:

              Sure freedom to express an opinion as long as it’s an opinion you agree with.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                Shouldn’t you be busy posting about the kids that you don’t want to discuss?

              • Zoey says:

                Dang PJ, you are one argumentative person! Something else must have your knickers in a twist!

                • PJ says:

                  Sure it’s all me. I never left one comment for RR regarding this issue. She came here and went on the attack but sure I’m the one that’s argumentative. Ok.

          • PJ says:

            Isn’t it gratifying to you to know that you were so spot on in your observations about François. His parents even commented about the issue on twitter. Oh wait his parents said there is no issue with autism. Apparently François was batting at a boom and was overwhelmed by the day and the piano and didn’t want to keep filming. I guess that would make me, and some others who saw what I saw, the ones who were correct in their observations.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          (sarcasm on) Gifted? Isn’t that a ‘label’?
          Doesn’t a ‘lable’ like that put a lot of pressure on a kid to excel?

          Maybe you should put yourself in the shoes of a ‘gifted’ child and be sensitive to the expectations they face (sarcasm off)

          • PJ says:

            I didn’t put the label of gifted on anyone. I said what his parents said and what another commenter here quoted. It was said in a reply to a comment. I don’t think there is a time when either of his parents said the word autism in relation to their son. Do you see the difference? Probably not because you’re so busy protecting freeness of speech and your own superiority and twisting things to prove yourself right and all.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              “Maybe Francois is gifted” is you speculating. You can couch it any way you want to, but that’s what it is.Obliviously you can speculate about it as well as others…but speculating on about possible ‘autistic’ behaviors- according to you is not okay.

              • PJ says:

                Once again you are taking things completely out of context to prove yourself right. I’d try to explain it to you but I just don’t think you want to get it. Why don’t you think up some more words to try and put in my mouth? BTW just where did I say my daughter was a teacher?

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                You remind me of the NJ housewife, the way they had to have dedicate a whole season to discussing how they weren’t going to talk about Danielle.

                How many times have you said you were done with these discussions and discussions about the kids yet you still continue to participate?

                I already said in another post that I stood corrected- you said ‘works with little kids’…and really it’s moot point (work/teach) because I still don’t know why you felt the need to mention it if you felt it wasn’t significant.

                • PJ says:

                  Is shillelagh law the only way you know to relate to the world?

                  • Rabble Rouser says:

                    Because clearly your hand book on how to relate to the world is SO effective….

                    that was sarcasm btw

                    • PJ says:

                      Sarcasm oh I didn’t think you had it in you. Brilliant and thanks for explaining.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      I think the concerns about autism were from a sympathetic place. It would have been another layer of understanding for Alex with regards to Lu & Jill’s verbal attacks.

      • PJ says:

        You may be right but some of the comments didn’t feel very loving to me, especially those who were so verbal in criticizing anyone who disagreed. I know that most people don’t appreciate people talking about their children in a way that can be construed as hurtful, and neither would those leaving comments about S & A’s children appreciate people talking about their children.

        • VAgirl says:

          PJ. I know exactly where you’re coming from. I have to admit it did make me cringe when comments came up about Autism and Aspergers. I do think the comments were made out of concern, but I wish it had not come up at all. That’s how rumors get started about people and I think little kids should be off limits. They didn’t choose to be on TV. Not expressing this how I want, but hopefully I’m getting my thoughts across.

        • Kukulet says:

          I’m not criticizing you for disagreeing. As I said before, I’m not afraid to be wrong in the issue. But you took the comments out of context and went on the attack. I’ve merely been reacting to your unfairness. Why is that wrong?

          • PJ says:

            I felt exactly the same way about you, and you reacted to someone else the same way as you did to me. As I said above if you knew what it was like to have a lifelong disability (yourself and not your children’s) perhaps you would feel differently about commenting on small children who can’t defend themselves or choose for themselves.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              So just because someone wants to create a stigmatization around a disability the rest of us should pander to someone elses ignorance?

              Sorry, but I would rather turn it into a teachable moment.

            • Kukulet says:

              Why are you so positive that I don’t have a disability? And you have no idea what I know from my son’s point of view. What I have witnessed from his point of view has made him my hero and my angel on earth, not someone to be ashamed of or embarrassed by. I would not trade a second of his precious 17 years with us…but I don’t attach the same negativity to “autism” that you do.

              When it comes to commenting on small children, I fully expect that their parents-the same ones who put them in the situation of being on a nationally televised reality show-are also capable of clarifying details when necessary. Silex have proven that with their recent Tweets and Alex’s Bravo blog-which, by the way, made it perfectly clear that her son was simply tired.

              Since I wasn’t attacking Francois, or labeling him as “autistic”-even though I don’t attach the same stigma to that word as you do-Alex’s clarification was enough for me, and for most of the other posters who remarked on autism. The matter might well have ended there, on the last blog, except for those, like you, who decided to resurrect here repeatedly.

              Lynn has commented on the children in her blogs repeatedly. Not negatively, but matter of factly. So have many posters. That door was opened by the parents who chose to put their children on the show.

              • PJ says:

                Why do you keep insisting that there was anything negative said about being autistic when there was nothing? The only thing I ever said was that it was wrong to attach that label or any label to a child you have never met. I stand by that, but the rest of this discussion is pointless. You want to be right you don’t really care what my opinion is or the opinion of anyone who doesn’t agree with you. Enough.

                • Kukulet says:

                  I didn’t label Francois as autistic.

                  And right back at ya, baby. You’ve certainly shown zero interest in any opinion but your own.

                  • PJ says:

                    All you are interested in is in fighting with someone you don’t agree with. You and RR could teach Kelly about bulling.

                    • Rabble Rouser says:

                      That’s pretty funny because it seems you have Kelly’s sensitives.

                      That’s not a threat BTW

                    • PJ says:

                      Not a threat but certainly a personal insult, one ot the tools bullies use.

              • Zoey says:

                Well said KuKulet.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          No one was criticized for not having the same opinion. As a matter of fact most of the grumbling came from posters wanted to shut down any conversation about the kids because they think the kids should be off limits.

          Sorry- if the kids are part of the scene then IMO discussions about them are fair game. Pretty much every child on every HW show has been discussed that gets a lot of camera time.

          • PJ says:

            Your opinion, I don’t agree.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              And you don’t have to; so stop talking about the kids then.

              • PJ says:

                What are you talking about?

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  I have no issues talking about the kids that appear on tv- and will continue to do so unless Lynn- the owner of the blog locks it down. That’s why you will see me make posts about them.

                  You claim to have issues about the kids being discussed, yet you dedicate numerous posts about them.

                  If you don’t want to talk about them- then don’t. Well actually, you can…but you it comes across as a contradiction- and confusing.
                  I do want to talk about my observations of ANYONE I see on the show- and I will.

                  Clear enough for you?

                  • PJ says:

                    Gosh no RR I don’t get it, I guess I’m just not as smart as you. You obviously are the one sallying forth in the cause of truth, righteousness and freeness of speech. While I’m just here forbidding people to talk about things I don’t agree with, crushing your freeness of speech. Your superiority just shines from above, while I can only quake in your glory. Carry on Superwoman.

              • firepainter says:

                “Rabble Rouser says:
                May 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm
                Actually no, since I am not the one saying certain people are out of order and what topics should be off limits. ”

                Oh really.

                • PJ says:

                  Thank you! I think people don’t even realize how contradictory they are sometimes.

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  Yes really…care to share where I said something was?

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  Hey Fire..I’m still waiting for you to point out where I said something was off limits and couldn’t be discussed.

                  Or is ‘Oh really’ the crux of your argument?

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  Yes, PJ- I will NEVER get why you go around here referring to others people’s comments as “nasty’, “appalling”, “off limits” and “out of line”…yet you continue to indulge in them despite YOU contentiously saying you weren’t going to.

                  • PJ says:

                    Thanks for another of your teachable moments RR. The only thing you could teach is bully school.

                    • Rabble Rouser says:

                      You said all those things and then some. How does that make ME the bully?

                    • firepainter says:

                      Ha ha ha! Hey PJ, now she’s trying to get us to fight. Thing is, I agree with you that my comments regardingSilex were rather nasty. It doesn’t bother me that we disagree on some things.

                  • PJ says:

                    Do you listen to yourself or do you just love the fight? Shillelagh law will prevail when you are involved.

                    • PJ says:

                      The above comment was for RR.

                      Firepainter I never took exception to anything you said. Sometimes people agree and sometimes they don’t, it makes the world go around.
                      When I used the word nasty it was in reference to the way RR was speaking to me twisting things deliberately for her own self aggrandizement.
                      Most people can settle conflict rather quickly but RR likes to keep it going and would love nothing better than to cause more conflict.

  28. kotagirl29 says:

    I know it is a stupid little thing, but I am anal today; although it did bug me a bit when Simon explained it on the webisode. :Black” ice, at least from what I know having grown up with the stuff in Vermont. Is thin, clear ice that forms after a period of melt. It is most dangerous at night when one can’t tell if a shiny patch is a wet spot or a patch of ice. Hit “black” ice going too fast and you wind up in the ditch. Usually it is called black ice because it is clear and you can see the color of the road through it. I have never heard it called black ice because it’s dirty.

    Okay, sorry. Other than that I LOVED the webisode. The boys are bright and engaged and act like “normal” kids in my opinion.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      He grew up in Australia – give him a break LOL. It’s not like he was defining couture.

      Kids ask so many darn questions, and you can’t stop to look everything up!!

      • quincyil says:

        I thought Australia when he was explaining it too.

        I do think there is dirty on on the streets of NYC in the early morning though.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          I know, I know. It was me being a shit. I knew it when I wrote it. But I will say living and driving in NY he should know what black ice is and how dangerous it can be.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I wonder if Simon’s explanation of ‘black ice’ was in the same vein as a parent saying “Because I said so” when a kid whines about “Why”. Sometimes you just don’t have it in you to give a kid the long explanation.

      • nathania says:

        I can see that. Simon is thinking, “I am going to offer an explanation that will explain why it is black and ice so as to fend off the next ‘why’….

        🙂

  29. jeang says:

    Sorry Quincy but after these years of watching rhny and all the tweets and her off camera shenanigans, etc and the episode today of Its me or the dog, Jill is the Jill we see. Talk about arrogant and pretensious, doesnt listen even the dog trainer and still reverts back to what she wants to do and expects a different result. Looking back at season 1, it was there, even then, but because Bravo wanted us to view Simon and Alex as weird and the Ramona rivalty and of course with Betheny, the greek chorus, it wasnt as obvious because she didnt have that much camera time. She is in her own world and I do not believe she thinks she is doing anything wrong so she will never sincerely straighten up or be nice….only for show…..I hate Jill Zarin more and more every time she opens her fat big mouth.

    • California35 says:

      She did say that her family told her to come back this season to redeem herself or something like that, so people see the good Jill. With her gone for two episodes, having her girls doing all the dirty work, and her “apology” to Alex, she is trying. I am thinking that she will just do the dirty work behind the scenes, like instructing Kelly and whispering on everyone’s ear so that they do the dirty work. She came back from her trip and the girls tell her what is going one while she was gone (that she probably knew cecause I don’t believe she really didn’t talk to at least one of them). Then, In the preview we see Jill talking to Cindy, she is so excited that Cindy doesn’t like Ramona.

  30. jeepers1941 says:

    As I said earlier, Simon has his faults, but at least he engages in conversations with his boys, not many fathers do that nowadays, nor did they when I was growing up. I like the way he interacts with his kids and give him high marks for being there for them!

    • Nancy says:

      I would love to have had Simon and Alex as my parents.

    • Okie Folkie says:

      You’re right on the money, IMO.
      Remember S1 when Simon’s Step Dad died, and Simon explained everything to Frank in an appropriate manner. Without being overly scary? I was impressed with Simon in that scene.

      I believe that they are both great parents. Whom love their children beyond anything else. Yes, they can be a tad bit braggy-brag about their kids, but I reckon what LOVING caring parent isnt? I am asking, as I have no kids. I just know my folks loved us like Alex/Simon love theirs.

      I would soooo much rather be a child of Silex, as they ARE trying to make a wonderful well rounded life for their kids. Unlike Luman, whom cannot wait to see her kids in the rear-view mirror. I cant stand that type of behavior.
      *end rant*

      P.S. Thanks Empress Q! Great recap. What rock stars you and Lynn are.

  31. One year ago today, Jill announced on Twitter and Facebook that Bethenny gave birth to a 7lb baby boy. I believed her but I was annoyed that Jill would have the nerve to make an announcement before the parents of the baby “boy” had a chance to. I was also concerned because there wasn’t an announcement from Bethenny and I assumed that there was something wrong with her or the baby “boy”. Well, as we all know now, Bethenny was still in labor when Jill made her “announcement” and she gave birth to a baby girl the next day. I wonder if Jill remembers this day in history. LOL

  32. Smompy says:

    lisanewengland evidently said:
    “Life is too big for this nonsense.”

    I’ve never met you, lisanewengland, but from all appearances your life doesn’t look very big at all. In fact it would seem to be rather miniscule and sad.

    That said, I don’t do Twitter myself and I don’t even really understand it. I mean, to me it always feels like reading a bunch of random, unrelated comments from strangers (no offense to any tweeters is intended) but I was thinking that IF I DID tweet regularly, and people were constantly criticizing me, I’d probably block those people too, or ignore them, or whatever Twitter calls it. I hate to say this because it sounds like I’m defending JZ here, and that’s the last thing I’d ever want to do, but isn’t blocking/ignoring “enemies” what most people would do if they were being criticized over and over again by certaan folks on Twitter? Or am I not understanding how that website is supposed to work?

    And here’s another random question which has probably been discussed here already…being that EVERYTHING get’s discussed here:)

    I read somewhere that youtube had a video of Lulu’s daughter Victoria rolling a doobie and using the “n word.” I haven’t found it though. Does anybody know what that’s about? Or was it just one of those silly internet rumors or something?

    Finally, last night I dreamt I Was in the hospital being treated for cancer, when an incredibly loud, redheaded toucan came flying in through the window and kept wanting to tuck me in. That damn bird WOULD NOT SHUT UP, but eventually I was able to strangle it with my IV tube. I wonder what that dream was all about:)

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I think the video was on youtube last fall, but I’m sure it has been removed. The link was re-tweeted by Ramona.

      I’d block people if they just said mean things to me – but if I understand it correctly, Jill goes overboard. She blocks anyone who follows Lynn automatically, whether they send tweets to her or not.

      Some housewives like Jacqueline and Simon answer the negative tweets and try to establish a relationship with their fans, detractors. I think that works well for all the sane tweeters out there. I think there are some crazies who are relentless, who deserve to be blocked.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Dina from RHNJ is/was famous for tweeting really vile things and then erasing them. Some people are saavy enough to capture the crap before it disappears. Jill’s trying very hard to have a postive twitter world – blocking people before/during or by association is how she thinks she will achieve this. I’m afraid of twitter.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Do you know how much it hurts to laugh Pepsi out of your nose? I just had to clean my computer and my nose still hurts. Kill the Toucan!!!

      • Golden Girl says:

        LOL! I know I cant believe she said she tucked that poor lady in. Jill is so delusional.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Red headed Toucan wanting to tuck you in…too funny.

  33. neroes says:

    Bethenny tweeted “Oh no, here we go again. Today is Bryn’s bday party. She wouldn’t nap and now she’s sleeping when it’s starting. Like mommy like Bryn? Mini me?” She also tweeted that she’s been looking at NYC apts.

  34. housewifeaddict says:

    From Jill’s Bravo blog

    “I feel like Housewives is summer camp and we are all in a bunk. You have a few BFFs and the rest of the girls “not so much”! You have to try to at least “get along” and that was my goal when I went to Alex’s house. We had our ups and downs, as everyone else does on the show, but Alex just wouldn’t let it go. She admitted to me that the “Bethenny situation” had spilled over onto her but of course that part was cut out of the show. I tried to listen. I have to say I was hurt when she said behind my back “I don’t trust Jill.” But I am letting it go since she said it before we made up just as I said “she is a F.B.” at the wedding, also, before I went to her house.”

    I call BS.

    #1 – Alex wouldn’t let it go?? We saw many occasions where Alex wanted to talk about it and Jill blew her off (not now, no, no) continuously through the reunion. Who is the one that can’t let things go?? Certainly not Alex, who is always willing to sit down and talk things out.

    #2 – “Bethenny situation” spilled over. Well of course it did. Alex is human, and was tired of your antics just like the rest of us. Duh.

    #3 – “I was hurt when she said “I don’t trust Jill” behind my back.” Why? She was expressing how she felt and she’s entitled to that. She didn’t call you an awful name like f***ing bitch behind your back. Besides, why would she trust you? You were just pretending to make up for the cameras, and we all know that.

    I feel better now. BS called out!!

    • jeepers1941 says:

      ITA housewifeaddict and on that note, I am now going to my kitchen and try to make my new recipe for beef stew..hope it turns out good.

    • Whisper says:

      Also from Jill’s blog:
      “My mother always says, “you become more of who you are when you get older.” Ramona has become very mean and bitter this season. ”

      Like you last season Jill? And still today??
      Have you looked in a f*cking mirror lately? ( Besides to look at your new face?)
      Ugh- she makes me sick!

      • Nancy says:

        Jill,
        How do you explain that you and your mother have been two pea’s in a pod for YEARS now?

      • lovemamaearth says:

        “Ramona has become very mean and bitter this season. ””

        Did she give examples? Jill is the one who acts mean and bitter. This is why I don’t think she’s changed.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          Jill incapable of changing anything other than her friends, husbands, clothes, and anything else that reflects the outside image. She can’t change who she is or how she acts. She has proven that time and again. She just thinks if she says it enough people will believe it.

          • Whisper says:

            True that!!!She thinks we will forget what she did to Bethenney last year! But I for one, will NEVER forget the venom that Shrill spewed!!!Deny, deny,deny Jill, Bravo keeps reminding me every time they repeat season 3 !!!!What did you do to piss them off ?They repeat this season almost every Thursday just to refresh our memories!!!! Thank you Baby Jesus!!

      • nathania says:

        I have to say, I don’t think Ramona is bitter or mean. Well, Ramona can say idiotic blunt things. She doesn’t have a filter. She is like the polar opposite of Luann. Luann is mean to the core but slathers fake niceness all over top of it. Ramona is pretty decent of a person inside but has a big mouth and a sharp tongue somethings. But it’s not who she really is.

    • codystl says:

      It drives me crazy how Jill turns everything around to be about her, done to her, talked about her etc. She never takes the approach of “what did I do to get that response”. The reason it appears that Alex and others have different standards for apologies is that most other people are sincere when they give them and don’t make phony excuses.

  35. butterisafruit says:

    Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. In Boston we have a Make Way for the Ducklings Parade.
    All young children dress up as little ducks and follow Mrs. Mallards route from the Boston Commons to the Public Gardens where the Swan boats are. Where they all sit on the duckling statues. Then the little ducklings take the Swan Boats over to the Mallard Island.

    And it’s so sweet to watch all the little ones and their proud Mommies. And the little children spend the entire time going..Quack Quack.

    This has nothing to do with Jill Zarin, or NY, It’s because I think Boston has the sweetest little traditions. And I like to brag.

    Mary Ellen

    BTW……………….Happy Mother’s Day everyone…..a little quack quack to you too!

  36. California35 says:

    Quincy,

    Thanks for the recap on Simon and for posting the web episode. I just saw it, and I enjoyed it 🙂 It is nice to see dad and boys on their own. They are very playful… reminded me of my brother and his two boys. The oldest one jokes more than the little one, and they push each other, etc…but they are just having fun.

    • Golden Girl says:

      I agree, it was so refreshing to watch compared to the housewives shows.

  37. lillybee says:

    NYC has leash laws. I don’t understand why Jill would let Ginger run free. That dog does seem to have a nasty streak, I would be afraid that she would nip a little kid or someone she didn’t like.

    • Nancy says:

      RUN GINGER RUN!!!

      • Zoey says:

        I feel so bad for that dog. After the dog trainer left, Jill decided to take the dog for a….get this- a doggie massage. When the trainer found out, she reminded Jill how much this particular dog HATES being touched by anyone but it’s master, Jill. How cruel and ridiculous to take the dog to then be rubbed all over!
        She asked if Jill had done the hydrotherapy she instructed her to do? No, she said.

  38. WindyCityWondering says:

    Just a thought – Bravo gives the women those intro statements. IMO, Bravo wanted us to believe Alex is a social climber, LuAnn is filty rich, Jill is the center of the social world, Ramona cares only about making money, etc. This season they changed the intros – why?

    • kotagirl29 says:

      I can’t remember where I read it, but I do remember that one of the women on one of the other franchises mentioned that the women film several different options for their intros and then Bravo picks from those. I also remember last season that Simon was complaining that all the other shows got new intros but NY was still on the same from the first season. I have no idea why Bravo does any of the things that they do.

      • fort lauderdale gay says:

        Don’t fret Kotagirl, I don’t think Bravo has any clue as to why they do the things the do either……LOL

  39. jeang says:

    One of these days someone is going to sue Bobby and Jill over Ginger snapping and biting.

  40. housewifeaddict says:

    Lisa’s new blog is up, and even thought the writing style is different, it has many of the same themes as Jill’s blog. Here’s my favorite part:

    “I was a little apprehensive about watching tonight’s episode knowing from the previews that Jill and Alex have a meeting. I just wasn’t sure how that would go. Although I know there was probably quite a bit of the conversation edited out, it seemed to go fairly well on the surface. I still think Alex has a different set of forgiveness requirements for everyone and is a very agenda oriented person. Whatever keeps her on a TV show right? ”

    OK – let’s dissect that. Could it be that Lisa has read this blog and picked up the work agenda from the comments?
    Then there is the forgiveness requirements section. Whoa – I thought Jill was the one that was never going to forgive Alex for delivering the message, and refused to even talk to Alex. I have never heard an apology from Jill – and when Alex tried to explain why she was upset last year Jill retored with “did not, didn’t happen, I don’t remember”.

    Absolutely Alex is always willing to forgive and forget – but she always requires a sit down talk to move on – she required that with Bethenny (after Bethenny posted her mean blog), Jill (after the Simon is drunk article) and Sonja. Silex even had it out with Ramona and Mario at some show (calling them out for being hyprocrites) before they could move forward.

    Jill’s main whine is that she’s held to different standards than everyone else – but it seems to me that she is meaner than anyone else, and is the only one to try to ruin people’s livelihoods, post anonymous comments on their books on amazon.com, and start smear campaigns against her castmates.

    Oh – the remainder of Lisa’s love blog were slams on Ramona and LuAnn. Isn’t she the nice blogger???

    PS – I’m beginning to think the boston stuff is a red herring.

    • quincyil says:

      Is Jill mad at Luann? I wonder why her employee is slamming her former good friend.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        She wasn’t that awful to LuAnn, but did slam the butterfly necklace, saying “It kind of reminded me of the Silence of the Lambs movie logo.”

        It does seem that there is something going on between Jill and LuAnn. A cooling off perhaps. LuAnn doesn’t always mind her own business, so she may have said something to offend Jill. If Jill feels secure with Kelly and Cindy on her team, she doesn’t need LuAnn that much.

        • Nancy says:

          LuAnn pulled a Bethenny on Jill by falling “in love”.
          Boy we sure show 2 different outcomes of that didn’t we?

          • Nancy says:

            saw. sorry

            • fort lauderdale gay says:

              Countess Squash Blossom High Horse isn’t entertaining guests right now. After all, she had to limp all the way back to the Hamptons, and is currently wearing a halo collar to keep from licking her wounds from when Cat eviscerated her….

              • fort lauderdale gay says:

                I’m sure when they let LuAnn out of her kennel, she’ll go back to Jill’s so she and ginger can have a play date. I wonder who is more yappy, Ginger or LuAnn? Boy, between operating on Ginger’s knee and sewing up LuAnn, the vet has been really behind schedule…

              • housewifeaddict says:

                I think Nancy may be on to something. It’s likely that LuLu doesn’t need Jill any more because Jacques is her plus one.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill is held to a different standard – how many times did Bethenny or Alex try to clear the air and apologize and JILL wasn’t ready??? That is BS – when someone comes to you and wants to make things right you just do it! The other difference is that Jill requires you to absolve her of all she has done, without discussion, without taking any responsibility for what she did and that the fact that the apologizing party was hurt doesn’t require her to make amends. An apology does not have to be accepted and even if it is it doesn’t mean you leave yourself open for a repeat of the offense.

      • fort lauderdale gay says:

        It always seems to me that while Alex does require a sit down (I usually do, too) she is actually pretty gracious and mature in the approaches she uses in those sit downs. She was pretty nice to Sonja in the restaurant. If Jill came to my house for a sit down, I’d borrow some of LuAnn’s necklace duct tape, tape her to the chair, put a piece of it over Jill’s mouth and maybe just maybe FINALLY get my point across. Jill is pretty quick to over talk you so you can’t get a word in edgewise and it is a kinder approach than “hitting her with a 2×4” to get and keep her attention.

        • fort lauderdale gay says:

          Correction: Sonja and her HAT

        • housewifeaddict says:

          I think Alex has some training in conflict resolution. She uses a lot of techniques that I’ve been taught – such as you always try to explain how it made YOU feel, and not try to tell the other person what THEY did wrong. She didn’t follow that rule at Sonja’s party because Sonja got under her skin – but when she’s calm and collected she tries her best to diffuse the situation.

          • nathania says:

            yeah, bless her heart, Sonya hit her right where she lives. You don’t insult someone’s family and Sonya went there.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          I think the 2 x 4 would be more effective and a lot more fun!

        • Nancy says:

          Never would happen. Jill’s brain isn’t wired like that.

    • error404 says:

      Jill went to college in Boston, so can probably remember enough to make a fake residence seem realistic.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        Maybe Lisa is an old friend – or a child of an old friend, then. Someone who manages her PR from a distance.

        • fort lauderdale gay says:

          A Boston intern! You know Jill isn’t going to pay someone if she doesn’t have to! That would make her feel like she owns a magazine or fashion house. Don’t get me started about skweezy/sleazy Couture…..

          • Okie Folkie says:

            FLG said “Dont get me started about skweezy/sleazy Couture”

            I say, PLEASE get started! I know it will be funny!
            C’mon now, you can do it!!!

            • fort lauderdale gay says:

              Okie, Just for you, I will do special requests…
              My dearly departed mother (I miss you, Mom!) had a saying..”Look out boys, there goes Murdle in her girdle”!
              Now we know what Jill’s Skweezy/Sleezy Couture looks like. Lace or no lace. When you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig and a total waste of perfectly good lipstick. I predict that Jill’s excellent adventure into Gusset Couture isn’t going to be so excellent. It’s going to be about as popular as her “dollar store” book. Since Ramona isn’t all that happy with Jillzey right now, she’s not going to be willing to buy up all those schmattas, and risk her reputation with her discounters. My solution is to market them as medical devices to hernia patients.

              • kotagirl29 says:

                I’m thinking hernia patients would rather suffer than wear one of those things. She should instead market them to overweight hookers. I’ve seen the documentary’s on HBO, NY has plenty.

                • fort lauderdale gay says:

                  ROFL! Kota, stop that! That comment is so funny I’m gonna be sore from laughing for the next week! I may have to call my insurance company and see if they’ll buy me one of those darn things…..http://blogs.wsj.com/runway/2011/02/16/qa-with-jill-zarin-on-her-new-line-skweez-couture/

                  • Okie Folkie says:

                    Eeeewwwwiee! YUCK! “Go into the bathroom of a restaurant and turn it inside out”.
                    And then the “Hello Mommy” comment. YUCK, yuck, puke.

                    Yeah, right-O!

                    • kotagirl29 says:

                      There are just too many things wrong with that interview. Trying to dissect it is giving me a headache.

                  • Nancy says:

                    WTF is she talking about?

                • fort lauderdale gay says:

                  Jill finally invented the body condom!

                • fort lauderdale gay says:

                  Kota,
                  I have a great marketing plan for Countess SBHH’s new song release, which is due to start assaulting our eardrums in June.

                • Okie Folkie says:

                  ((((FLG))))) I KNEW you wouldnt let me down!
                  Thanks for the LOL, and Kotagirl, too!

                  Speaking as a former hernia patient, I can whole heartedly concur, I would MUCH rather suffer than wear one of those git-ups! (you just dont heal right after alla the stuff they do to ya)

                  FLG & all of us who no longer have our Mamas with us…..I’ll be keeping a good thought in my heart for alla ya’ll.

                  For alla the Mama’s who are here…I truly hope you each have the very BEST of the BEST of Mama’s Days EVER!

                  • VAgirl says:

                    Thanks, Okie!

                  • Nancy says:

                    Thank-you. I don’t even remember my mother. She died when I was 6.But I’m a great mother to my cats and my little Emily.(dog)
                    We all will have a very nice day. Wishes for all.

                    • kotagirl29 says:

                      Best wishes to all on Mother’s Day. For those who no longer have a Mom with you a big hug from me. My Mom will add you to her list, she has so many kids already she wouldn’t notice a few more.

                    • Okie Folkie says:

                      Nancy & Vagirl…and everyone else, too, I always feel so happy when we’re all visitin’ & just having a good time.
                      Thanks for makin’ me laugh!

                  • fort lauderdale gay says:

                    Thank you so much Okie! Happy Mother’s Day everyone! ((everybody))

              • kotagirl29 says:

                Rouge à lèvres sur un cochon (french, lipstick on a pig), since LuMann is so international, we can dress up our insults.

                • Okie Folkie says:

                  LOVE it! hahaha!

                • nathania says:

                  I really loved the way Cat addressed that when she said “why is she speaking French in an English sentence”, the lack of pretense there is so refreshing. I about hurled when Luann said, ‘as we say in French, “jamais”‘ or whatever, that was barf worthy. That was her response to Cat’s attack, which Ithought just means “never”, is there some kind of idiomatic meaning similar to ‘well, I never’ or whatever, in English?

                  • kotagirl29 says:

                    I only know enough French to get myself in trouble.

                  • kotagirl29 says:

                    Va te faire mettre -is go “f” yourself and a good one for Kookoo is Vous avez le cervau d’un sandwich au fromage (you have the brain of a cheese sandwich).

                    • fort lauderdale gay says:

                      Copy, open MSword, paste. Thank you Kota. I have a Quebec based neighbor who isn’t going to be happy with me on Monday, but I’m gonna feel great!

                    • kotagirl29 says:

                      It warms my black little heart to help FLG. You can call him/her a Queeb too. We do in Vermont.

                    • fort lauderdale gay says:

                      Merci Beaucoup!

                    • kotagirl29 says:

                      Avec plaisir, (my pleasure.) FLG.

  41. jeang says:

    I guess Jill didnt go to Kentucky Derby today cause she couldnt get freebies and she would have got lost in that crowd of 164,000 plus people and cameras couldnt find her fabulous self. I can just imagine what hat she would wear. It would probably have a big old ad for Zarin Fabrics or squeezers, or whatever her dollar store book is titled.

  42. Nancy says:

    IS ANYONE WATCHING THE KENTUCKY DERBY?

    • vilzvet says:

      Yes and did not win, but could’ve won a bundle supposedly according to my DH. I think a longshot won.

  43. housewifeaddict says:

    OMGosh this is old, but the photo of Jill with her squeezewear shape and Johnny Weir is priceless. Notably absent was Ramona.

    http://www.examiner.com/events-in-new-york/real-housewives-of-ny-s-jill-zarin-s-skweez-couture-fall-2011-preview

    • nathania says:

      that Johnny Weir would be there at such a ‘low couture’ thing says to me that they really do have some kind of friendhship. I feel like puking. I know at one point he was considering living in that area where the show was held but I don’t know if he did or not.

      Did Jill ever skate competitively?

      Because when I was little I followed ice skating and gymnastics and there was a girl with a similar name. She would have been a really young, like junior level.

      • error404 says:

        Johnny goes to the perverbial opening of an envelope. 😛 He bought an apt near Madison Sq recently I believe, so it seems he plans on making NYC his home.

        • Nancy says:

          Didn’t you hear? Johnny and I bought it together. We are going to be roommates. 🙂

  44. Nancy says:

    Quincy,
    Re: Horse racing…You are someone I’ll listen to.
    How do YOU feel about it? I’m sure you can guess my feeling’s.

    • quincyil says:

      Not a fan. They run the horses before their bones are mature. There is a lot of damage and some are put down.

      I was a barrel racer, but my horse was mature and he loved doing it. I didn’t grind him into the dirt either.

      I think they need to look at the health of the animals.

      • AZ Girl says:

        I can’t remember who brought that to life after several of the horses broke their legs (Preakness and Derby) at the finish line several years ago. Something about over breeding in South America which the horses developed large upper leg muscles the bones in the lower legs were overly stressed.

  45. Nancy says:

    I dream of riding one of the owners and whipping them for a few minutes then ask them how it feels? I cannot believe this is still a beloved “sport”! Sickening.

    • vilzvet says:

      I think of the Ruffian documentary, that poor thing. And just a couple of weeks ago six horses were killed in a fire traveling up I-95 to Belmont racetrack here when a careless motorist flicked a lit cigarette, and it actually went into the trailer. Unbelievable. The driver pulled over but it was too late.

      • nathania says:

        oh my god, what a nightmare.

        so sad.

        😦

      • error404 says:

        OMG Pet Peeve #563 People who litter cig butts!

        People who toss lit cigarettes out of cars are particularly insane IMHO. But I’ll also never understand why so many smokers think it’s perfectly ok to toss their butts all over the place and not be considered littering!?!

        • kotagirl29 says:

          It is littering and as a courteous smoker myself, I always field dress (twist to get rid of tobacco) them and put the filters in my pocket to throw out later or in the trash if one is nearby.

    • Adgirl says:

      I hate circus’s more than horse races. At least the horses are hardwired to run and seem to enjoy it for the most part. The horse racing industry is something else entirely.

      There is no excuse for the circus in this day and age. Elephants are the most like humans in their group behavior and emotions. Imagine being chained to you jail cell and then paraded around doing dumb tricks when you are a huge animal meant to wander the earth freely in your all female pack raising the babies communally.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Not to mention the beatings the baby elephants take with a sharpened crowbar type thing. Shamefully horrid.

      • neroes says:

        I know what you mean about the circus. Even as a little girl I never wanted to go. Here in Fl. we have greyhound races. It’s awful. If the dog doesn’t perform they just kill it. I used to live on Long Island and saw Secretariat at the Belmont. That was some horse.

      • Nancy says:

        Please go to YouTube and type in…

        Nature (PBS) Shirley the Elephant part 1 (and then part2)
        Warning, you will cry but they will be happy tears.

        • neroes says:

          Thanks Nancy. So much cruelty in the world. It’s nice to see happy endings.

  46. Nancy says:

    Bravo just had a commercial on re: Mother’s Day and many of the Bravo mom’s said what they like most about the day. Jill’s was…interesting. “The best thing I like about Mother’s day is spending it with my mom.” I would think the best thing (for Jill) would be spending it with Ally. No?

    • VAgirl says:

      Well, if I were asked, I would have answered the same as Jill, spending it with my mother. If my daughters were asked, I would expect them to say the same, spending it with their mother. After all, it’s Mother’s Day, not Daughter’s Day. I read in one of the manners columns were a daughter wrote in and was upset that her mother hadn’t givent her a card for Mother’s day (since she was a mother also) and asked Ms. Manners if she was out of line to be upset about, Ms. Manners said yes she was out line because Mothers Day was for children to honor their Mothers or people who were like Mothers to them personally, not all Mothers. That’s why even though my husband has always given me a card because I am the mother of his children, I have told him in the past that it’s not necessary because I’m not his mother. I really take things like that literally. The bottom line is we should honor our mothers every day. Mothers day is nice, but it’s really so the greeting card companies and florists can make more money and it helps the economy. Cynical of me, I know.

      • Nancy says:

        I agree. I do wish though I had a mother to thank.

        • VAgirl says:

          Nancy, I know you lost your mother at 6, but is there someone who you could thank who acted as a mother figure to you at sometime in your life? It wouldn’t even have to be a relative, it could be a coworker or mentor or some female who may have helped you at a low time in your life or given you some great advice. Just a suggestion. Sorry your mom is not there for you to share Mother’s day with.

          • Nancy says:

            VAgirl,
            Thank-you for your concern. Because of my father’s job (Ref NHL) my sister and I were shuffled between family members/neighbors etc.
            My solace was being alone on the ice. Thats were I felt some sort of security. Back then men didn’t raise their children so people told my dad he should give my sister and me up for adoption. That was never a thought for my dad
            and he did the best he could. My sister and I loved our father. He died in 1996.
            I hope you have a great day tomorrow.

  47. housewifeaddict says:

    Quincy – your theory is confirmed:

    mccordalex Alex McCord
    @________ nope not at all, he didn’t want to film that day and was swatting at the boom microphone.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      It was in answer to this tweet:

      Just watched the latest episode of #RHONY & I’m really confused now @SimonvanKempen @mccordalex is their oldest son autistic?

    • quincyil says:

      That is a confirmation that they are reading this blog too.

      Trust me… a lot of the housewives read Lynn’s blog and your thoughts on her board.

      • Okie Folkie says:

        I’m glad they do! I hope the ones who SHOULD read it, DO, ie: Luman, Doorstop, Barstool, & of course the KWEEN (in her own mind) Shrill. (and, sometimes S.T.M.) Kinda like the vowel analogy the other day.

        They would learn a lot about ‘good community’ right here in our lil corner of the web. NTM, uuummm, Good MANNERS, Good HEARTS, and just good ol’ fashioned…
        R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

        I was shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED I was the other day when I learned on this very board, that WE were not the only place to visit on these here funny inter-tubes I got runnin’ all over my place.
        You mean to tell me there’s MORE? Who wouldda thunk?????

        • Nancy says:

          Lynn’s is the best though.

          • Okie Folkie says:

            Nancy! you summed that up beautifully!

            and, I couldn’t agreeeeeee with you more.

            LOVE YA LYNN!!!

            LOVE YA EMPRESS QUINCY, TOO!

            Thanks so much Lynn & E.Q. for providing your ‘cribs’ fer alla us to hang out & visit.

            OH! And a special THANKS to any/everyone who had anything to do w/postin’ Bail for my jailed buds and me!

            ROCK STARS, are whatcha’ya’ll are to me.
            one more question….who is our pilot this evening? 😉

  48. error404 says:

    so….. what does everyone thing about the whole Johnny Wier vs. Peter Vidmar Olympic debacle?

    • Nancy says:

      What debacle? Peter quit.

      • error404 says:

        Yes. Quit because of all the vocal opposition to his appointment. Not sure how I feel about the whole thing.

        • VAgirl says:

          What kind of appointment did he get that he quit? Why the opposition?

          • error404 says:

            Chief de Mission for the 2012 US Oly team.

            He’s vociferously anti-gay marriage. Not just a personal view, but also supports prop 8.

            The Olys were suppose to be a-political. Always. Instead, they are like a lightning rod for politics.

            OT1H I don’t think it’s right to hold people’s beliefs against them in seeking jobs, public office, etc…

            OTOH I think perhaps if someone is seeking office in a PC field like the Olys, they should shy away from controversial political action, and vice versa.

            • VAgirl says:

              I see what you meant when you said you don’t know how you feel about it. Probably good that he quit so as not to drag out the controversy. Of course I’m sure there will be other controversies to follow.

            • housewifeaddict says:

              I admire Johnny for bringing attention to the issue. I am split like you about bringing peoples’ private beliefs into whether or not they can hold public jobs – because that could work both ways. However, Peter didn’t keep his beliefs to himself, and they became part of the debate – so it is what it is.

        • Nancy says:

          Sometimes I think Johnny needs to get a hobby.

          • Nancy says:

            I’m totally for gay marriage but I think you need to pick your battles and I’m not sure if Johnny has helped or hurt his cause.

            • Okie Folkie says:

              I’m sick to the top’a’my head of the people…whom believe that bein’ Gay is a “Lifestyle” or a “CHOICE”…..
              (I cant help but love those very same Senators, Congress people, when they get caught in well known “Gay” bathroom stalls in an airport….Hi Larry Craig!…wasnt that his name? y’know before he fell in to oblivion?)

              I’m from a ‘red state’, our local & state government are complete jokes. Its embarrassing, that the US prolly holds my home state in veeerrrrryyy low regards. I do too, sometimes, but I do love my State.
              “Sooner Born and Sooner Bred, and when I die, I will be SOONER Dead!”

              Plus the fact, happily I DO NOT know any of the vile hate-filled people. But they ARE everywhere, I guess….

              WHOSE BEE-WAX is IT anyway? I dont care what anyone does in the privacy of their own home, just as long as they are consenting adults.

              SO Sorry to go so FAR, OT…..but that gits my blood up.
              CIVIL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, should not be hindered in any way shape or form.
              ….putting my soap box away, well, less’n I find the need to git it back out!……
              …****End RANT!!!!****….

              ((((((((((((((((HUGS 4 ALL)))))))))))))))

              • fort lauderdale gay says:

                Thank you Okie! There are lots of legal rights that come with marriage that are not available to us, but automatic to serial marriage straight couples. I won’t get into it too much here, but civil rights should be granted to all. If you happen to encounter Sally Kern you have my permission to get her full attention.

                • Okie Folkie says:

                  ((((((((((((FLG!!!))))))))))))))

                  Sally is in the ‘Cross-hairs’ of sooooooooo many folk(ies) around here!

                  That woman is too ig’nant, delusional, & just plain ol’ STUPID for words.
                  (I HATE the word ‘stupid’, unless we’re talkin’ about Sally & her ‘friends’, to which, IMO, that “S” word IS appropriate.)

                  Yer a cool and funny dude FLG! I honestly hope one day, verrry soon, there will be no such laws, as whom may marry who.
                  DUH! Itsa no brainer…so, in my neighborhood, those with no brain get elected. Go figure….

                  OOOPPPSSS,,,,, I guess I didnt put my soap box far enough away!

                  ****end RANT, pt II****

              • Zoey says:

                Wow, I think I could hear you from here in south La!!! Lol.

                My bro-in-law said one day how he thinks ‘they’ ‘choose’ to be gay. I asked him how old he was and does he remember when he made his decision to go straight? He said ‘Uh, wuh, beduh, uh, guh, ……’ or something like that.

            • housewifeaddict says:

              I think this was a much better cause for Johnny than attacking Bethenny because she was in a fight with Jill.

          • error404 says:

            LOL I thought that “being” Johnny was his hobby!

  49. housewifeaddict says:

    Hmmm- Lisa’s already sucking up to LuLu

    lisanewengland Lisa New England
    @CountessLuAnn I love you Countess but I had to mention the necklace in my blog! Its meant in good fun! xoxo

    • VAgirl says:

      Oh brother, what a whimp blogger he/she is. Say what you think, or why bother with the blog at all! There should only be one of us looking at that blog (to pass it to all of us to read and make fun of) so the numbers will be very very small. Maybe that will make it go away.

      • VAgirl says:

        That sounds just like Jill. Slam someone, then turn right around and insincerely apologize and that will make everything OK. Is insincerely a word?????

        • housewifeaddict says:

          eloquently …. elegantly … oh bother LOL.

          I agree – you need to stick with what you say as a blogger. In that regards – Really Old Housewife is my personal hero. She’s stood her ground in the face of possible law suits, etc.

      • quincyil says:

        Women don’t suck up to women like that. I think you will all agree with me. This is not a women.

        • quincyil says:

          not a woman…

        • error404 says:

          I think your hunch that it’s Darrin is probably right.

        • fort lauderdale gay says:

          If this theory has already been discussed and I missed or forgot it, I apologize in advance. A light bulb just went off in my head and it almost exploded…
          Could Lisa be LuMann?
          Kisses Jills you know what. check
          Gets along with Kelly and gets interview. check
          Has been to Miami and gets interviews with MIA Housewives. possible check
          Cat finds out and cancels interview hanging LuMann out to dry. check
          Apologizes to self for her own necklace. check
          Was shopping in San Francisco with Jacques for supposed engagement ring. check
          Rumors that she’s not really totally straight. check.
          Jacques only a showmance. check

          What do you wonderfully bright people think?

          • Nancy says:

            I think LuMan is too selfish with her time to write it.

            • fort lauderdale gay says:

              I can see that, but she does do those class for the countess articles for ok magazine. If she actually writes them….

            • fort lauderdale gay says:

              Would that added to the list sway your vote Nancy?

              • Nancy says:

                Except while filming I bet Jill and LuMan don’t see much of each other, esp now with “Jaaaack” being in the picture. All kidding aside do you really think LuMan is a switch hitter?

                • fort lauderdale gay says:

                  Absolutely. Rumored around the Hamptons while married to the Count.

                  • Nancy says:

                    Really! She used to be pretty but all that smoking has changed that. I “knew” she had many affair’s but I thought they were with men.

                    • Nancy says:

                      Do you think she’s sexy/pretty?

                    • fort lauderdale gay says:

                      The rumors I heard from people I believe are in a position to know spoke of them enjoying Ménage à trois. There were other affairs rumored as well, especially when the Count was travelling,which he did a lot. She is an attractive woman physically,but would be far more attractive with an attitude transplant. Personally, I like the “Clark Kent” cute nerdy types.

      • lillybee says:

        I agree.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      It sounds just like Jill.

      And I thought it was odd that Jill didn’t say having time with her mom and with Ally. Ally comes in 3rd or 4th behind mom, Ginger, and maybe Bobby.

  50. VAgirl says:

    OT. Is anyone gonna watch SNL tonight? Tina Fey is hosting. Funny lady. I’m trying to stay up long enough to watch. Had a busy day and kinda sleepy.

    • vilzvet says:

      Recorded it and plan to catch it today before heading out…I bet it will be good!

  51. WindyCityWondering says:

    Wondering if Lisa Loser can’t post anything until the squeezer queen reviews, revises and releases the content.

  52. Zoey says:

    I like this; thought I’d share.

    At 3 years ”mommy I love you”. At 10 years ”mom whatever”. At 16 years ”my mom is so annoying”. At 18 years ”I’m leaving this house”. At 25 years “mom you were right”. At 30 years ” wanna go to moms house”. At 50 years ” don’t wanna lose my mom”. At 70 years “I would give everything to have my mom here with me”. This goes out to all of the amazing Moms… with LOVE.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      That is really nice and so right.

    • fort lauderdale gay says:

      Spot on! Bravo!

    • Okie Folkie says:

      You’re givin’ me Tears….of joy….with your post. Very eloquently put. And, how true! By around age 20, Mama was my best friend. Of course we did live in different states at the time. But even when she & Daddy moved to my current town, we had the strongest bond. We went through a lot w/her health & stuff, I was the youngest of 6, so I was there for her & she was more than there for me.

      I can see the ‘glint in her eye’ even today, nearly 16 yrs after just not waking up on a beautiful October day. I was shocked, but happy her suffering was gone.
      Thats how I hope to go…. just fall asleep.

      SWEET DREAMS MAMA!
      (((((((((Rose Ellen)))))))))))) I talk to ya each day!

      • Zoey says:

        Aw, what special words and thoughts. Thanks for sharing Okie. You guys and gals and gays are great! hehe.

  53. Zoey says:

    I sent a question to LisaNE on her blog to ask why several of the HW’s books are shown for sale there but not Alex’ book. Let’s see if she answers.

  54. fort lauderdale gay says:

    Good night all! Sweet Dreams and Happy Mother’s Day!

    • kotagirl29 says:

      G’night.

    • Okie Folkie says:

      FLG, nighty night! Sweeet Dreams!
      Hope you’ll be back tomorrow….we need lotsa HUMOR!

      And that goes for all who haven’t any plans.

      Guess I’d better go, too, SNL is on & I forgot to eat supper. bwaaaa-bwaaaa!

      G’night Folkies!

  55. Nancy says:

    O.F.
    Don’t worry I ate enough for two. 🙂

    • Zoey says:

      Lolol

    • Okie Folkie says:

      Nancy, thanks so much! I dozed off w/’puter still on, had to see if anyone was still around. I may hafta have my desert now, y’know since you had my supper.

      Would you like some Drumstick Ice Cream for yer sweet treat this evenin?
      OK, I’ma gonna just make ya some, cause I’ma fallin aaaaaaa-sleeeeeeeeppp!!!!

      ((((((((((((((((((((((((Lynn and Qunicy))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
      ((((((((((((((((((((((And EVERYBODY Here, thanks!))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

      • Nancy says:

        OF,
        Sure wish I read this last night as I would have loved some ice cream. Shoot! It’s 4:30am now here on the west coast so I think Coffee and toast might be better. Thanks! Happy Mother’s Day.

  56. housewifeaddict says:

    Here is the answer from Simon on their home: (I was sure I saw stairs in the background). Looks like they own the whole thing – and he mentioned in another tweet that they invested $650,000 in the renovation.

    @SimonvanKempen – Does the brownstone u live in have more than 1home in it?

    Yes we live on 3 flrs 3,000 sqft & rent out 2 flrs RT @——-:

    PS – Simon is losing his patience on the Francois thing – people are being pretty relentless. He also confirmed that Francois was looking at the mike boon.

    I will say this – Simon doesn’t seem to block people, he just answers them one by one. I respect that.

    • Nancy says:

      Simon, get your little darling son’s out of this toxic show.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        It has got to be very hard as a parent. I think I read that Ramona and Mario cut down the amount of time Avery spent on camera after S1 because kids were making fun of her in school.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      If there’s another season of NY RHW, Alex and Simon need to demand in their contrat that they have to clear any segments with their kids in it. It’s only fair.

  57. kotagirl29 says:

    Good night all. I am tired and we seem to have lost the humor from earlier.

  58. California35 says:

    Good night everyone… And in case I can’t visit tomorrow because I will be spending all day with mom and relatives….HAPPY MoTHERS DAY!!! To all the mothers and to all the ones who are not…i bope you also enjoy the day… To all … Have a happy Sunday!

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