I’ve heard from Lynn’s sister Cathy, and she wants to let everyone know how thankful the family is for the support and kind words on the blog. They are reading, and really appreciate the outpouring of love for Lynn.
More on the account soon…
finally some small glimmer of something positive to find hope in:
WSL set up the custodial account for Lynn’s son Bobby.
The paperwork is all set- we’re just waiting for Lynn’s husband to sign as he is the legal guardian/parent.
WSl was able to pull some strings and get some special perks for this account that would not be available to Bobby otherwise-which will be of a huge benefit if Lynn’s family wants to use any donations for a college fund.
As the account is finalized, I will post the information here, on the other blogs set up in Lynn’s memory, the chat room Boston 02127 started and on Friend’s of Lynn’s FB page. NoMoreDrama will post it and WSL will use twitter to reach out to all of Lynn’s twitter supporters.
I also have the emails that everyone posted on LynnNChicago and I will be contacting my bloggy friends that way as well.
Please understand-No pressure to contribute- Lynn would not have wanted that, and some of us may want to honor her memory in another way.
Sending all reading this peace and love in Lynn Hudson’s memory
(Note from NMD – please watch the comments for updated information from OMIB) (((((Lynnfam))))))
NY Blog Mentions
Lynn made no secret that she really liked new NY housewife Carole Radziwill. Turns out Carole had already connected with Lynn on twitter – and Carole wrote the following in her latest blog.
August 20 2012 Carole Radziwill
“So we’re in the home stretch and I feel like a mudder on a dry track. I knew this would happen. We’re in our third month of the show and I’m starting to think I’m the only one in on the jokes. Which might mean there never were any jokes, or maybe it means all the jokes are on me. Or it might just be that I’m shopworn and weary. The long dog days of summer are getting to me. I need to go to St. Barths. I need a vacation. Is everyone on vacation? Write to me about your vacation plans. A blogger and passionate Housewife fan, @LynnNchicago, tweeted on what turned out to be the last day of her life “A vacation? I wish, I need one.” You always think there will be time and then there’s not. RIP Lynn Hudson.”
Ramona and Lynn met at least once. I believe the meeting took place when Ramona was in Chicago for an event – but I don’t remember Lynn ever shared the encounter with us on the blog. Ramona also mentioned Lynn in her latest Bravo blog:
August 21, 2012
Ramona Singer – Life Happens
Ramona explains why she missed Aviva’s event and mourns the loss of a fan.
“In closing, I wanted to touch on the sudden and tragic passing of Lynn Hudson. Lynn had come from very little and was able to develop a name for herself by writing a popular television blog. While sometimes controversial, Lynn worked hard and was filled with passion. I was fortunate enough to meet Lynn and was always quite charmed by her. She was a hardworking writer, dedicated mother and passionate Housewives fan. RIP Lynn.”
Many of us remember that Ramona had mentioned Lynn just over a year ago in one of her blog posts.
June 26, 2011 – Ramona’s Bravo Blog
“Bobby had a heated discussion with Simon about a blog at the party. Simon has no involvement with it whatsoever. I find the author of that blog to be very amusing and dead on in her critiques. Why is Jill always pointing fingers?”
We have a big line up of blogs today from BB, Ramonacoaster, Michigan Susan, LoveMamaEarth. and RabbleRouser
Thank you everyone!
Love Broker “Pele & Brendan: Growing up for Love” by BB
Lori meets with Pele, who is 25. He was born in the U.S. and grew up part time in South Africa. He loves music and he works for a division of Sony. He’s looking for a woman who loves to travel. He doesn’t want to be bored. Lori says he must be dating girls instead of women. He thinks a girl is someone who watches Jersey Shore and a woman would be watching Wolf Blitzer. Lori thinks TV viewing habits is not a mature way to judge a woman.
He thinks his trouble is that women fall for him faster than he falls for them. Lori explains that women attached immediately. She tells him he does the quick check in and the quick check out. He’s emotionally immature even though he’s intellectually mature. Pele doesn’t agree with her assessment.
They go to the park to check out what he may be physically looking for in a girl. She wants to see visually what he may be looking for. Pele tells Lori he thinks he’s been in love and he uses an example of milkshake flavors (Lori rolls eyes). She wants him to be super specific about the girls they are seeing. He likes a pretty face. He doesn’t mind watching one girl walk away. Lori makes Pele more comfortable about telling her what he’s looking for. He wants someone who looks athletic but has that wow factor and who doesn’t look too young.
Lori goes back to the office and tells her staff about Pele and who they need to be looking for him. They pick out two potential dates for Pele, Chante and Amy. Lori wants to have a one-on-one with each of them.
Remember Brendan, the comedian who kept throwing himself against the gong at the bowling alley? Well, he’s back for a second try. Lori wants to give him pointers for his next date so it doesn’t end up as a “just friends” date like his last one. Lori has a couple of women in mind that love a man with a sense of humor. Lori tells him he HAS to curb it on the jokes while he is constantly throwing out the one-liners at her. Lori thinks wow, it’s going to take a long time for Brendan to change. Hopefully she can find someone who can put up with his constant joking.
Lori meets with Amy, a potential date for Pele. She describes her past dating experiences. She tells Lori she has let things go on longer than they should with men who won’t commit, in one instance for three years. Lori doesn’t think Amy has a strong enough backbone for Pele. He will walk all over her. She will find someone else for Amy.
Chante is 26 and an inactive flight attendant. She’s pursuing a degree in the culinary arts. Chante has a beautiful English accent. She’s active and would love to travel. She takes her time and doesn’t fall in love fast. Lori thinks Chante is the type of woman Pele may not think he wants, but the kind Lori thinks he needs.
Lori holds a pre-date coaching meeting with three of the database girls. Amanda the stylist will be working with Justine, Tiffany, and Amy, who need a little coaching on their wardrobe choices. Tiffany shows up in a mumu and Amanda immediately picks out a wrap dress for her. It’s a big improvement. The outfit Amy shows up in is a little drab and makes her look flat-chested. Amanda finds her a dress that enhances her bust line. Justine has fabulous breasts and the outfit she’s wearing is OK, but not for a potential first date. Amanda picks out a dress for her that Justine loves. Amanda says if you dress for the job you want, not the one you have, then you should dress for the guy you want. Step it up a notch.
What a difference Lori is from Patty Stanger on Millionaire Matchmaker. She can give both the men and women good advice on their looks and actions without totally insulting and humiliating them. What a breath of fresh air. I cannot understand why Love Broker is not being renewed and Patti Stanger is still hanging around.
Lori calls Pele and tells him about Chante. They will be going on a boat ride and he is to meet Chante at the ticket counter. Lori is afraid Pele is not going to like one minor thing and it will spoil the whole date. Pele thinks Chante is really pretty when she shows up. She tells Pele she’s been to Johannesburg, South Africa before. Once they are on the boat, she asks Pele about traveling. He tells her where he’s been, especially many parts of Africa. She tells him about going to culinary school and he tells her he will gladly be her guinea pig for her cooking anytime. He goes to get her a drink and Chante seems to be happy so far.
Pele and Chante discuss what they are looking for and discover they are both homebodies. She writes short stories and she wants to know what kind of girls he likes. He says he likes athletic girls and he talks about the girls he’s dated recently having big breasts. Chante doesn’t have a large chest and what Pele has said is a little off-putting, but she’s not worried about it because she’s comfortable with her body. They talk about the kind of movies they like. She likes horror movies and he doesn’t. She talks about the story she’s working on and tells him it’s dark. She also paints as a hobby. Then she asks Pele if he likes pets. He kind of doesn’t. Chante is a pet lover and has a dog and a cat. He probably wouldn’t mind someone having a turtle or something, but doesn’t like cats or dogs. That would probably do it for me and that date would be over pretty fast. At this point Pele is undecided. The boat lands and they have kind of an awkward ending to the date.
Brendan is a problem client. Lori wants to set him up with Justine and Jenn disagrees because her personality is so over the top. Lori thinks she might find his humor endearing. On this date, Brendan doesn’t want to be perceived as the funny guy. He tells Justine he likes her dress. He asks her if she likes his vest and tells her he’s trying to be a singer in a barbershop quartet. Brendan spills a drink on Justine’s leg. She tells him “minus ten.” Brendan thinks he may be acting a little too goofy in trying to break the ice. Justine tells Brendan she’s 25 and he tells her she looks a little older. Not good, Brendan. Brendan tells her he bought a scooter and she tells him she would love to ride on it.
Justine tells him they’ve been talking about him for too long and rule number 1 is to ask the girl about herself. She tells him what she does for a living and he wants to go back to talking about himself. Justine really appreciates that he is sarcastic because she is sarcastic too. They go against each other very nicely. Brendan thinks they have similar personalities and she agrees. They decide to get some bread and go feed some ducks. They feed the ducks even though there is a sign for them not to feed wildlife. They throw some bread out on the pond and the ducks come swimming over.
Justine invites herself to one of Brendan’s shows and asks him if that’s too forward and he says no. Brendan tells her he would like to take her out again and they decide to ride around on his scooter. They give props to Lori. Brendan wants to end it on a kiss and beats around the bush about it until finally he asks her if he can kiss her. They share a few smooches, say awesome, and walk off into the sunset.
Lori meets Pele and he tells her it was an exciting date because of all the scenery and the date started off well. He eventually wasn’t interested in the conversation. He doesn’t like horror movies or dark short stories. Lori explains that in life people can have different interests and can go to a movie they would both like. It’s not like religion or something huge. Lori thinks it would be so boring if they connected on every level.
Lori’s shocked that Pele doesn’t seem curious about what Chante thinks about him and that’s a sign of his immaturity. Lori asks Pele if he wants to know if there’s something about himself that can be improved upon. He finally tells her he wants to know what Chante thought of him. Chante didn’t the like talk about cup sizes among other things. Pele thinks Lori was a little tough on him, but he’s looking forward to working with her again. Pele has a lot of growing up to do and he’s not really ready for real love – yet.
Brendan tells Lori his date went great and he was attracted to Justine. He tells her they kissed and Lori would have liked it. Lori says, “What, the kiss itself or watching you kiss?” Lori tells Brendan Justine wants to go out with him again and as their date went on, he became more and more Justine’s type. Brendan is happy, Lori is happy and Justine is happy. I love a happy ending.
Newsroom: Blackout Part 2 Mock Debate by LoveMamaEarth
Backup generators should have come up immediately. The whole building is in blackout. Battery powered minimum lights come on. The light people are goingto have to walk up 25 flights of stairs. Is there a contingency? No back up. Mac says a miracle happens. They become a team again. Mac says they hate to bump the important stories for Hollywood stuff. Mac makes a dismissive comment about the wiener girl.
Mac thinks it’s a sign to go back to the hard news. Will complains. The crew make suggestions about power and moving it to a new site. They talkabout getting a couple of generators and incandescents. Mac says WG can do the interview live but she says no she’s going to do Fox. Will asks Nealwhy he knows that sunset is at 8:35. Mac is making speech that this is going to save… Then the lights come back on. Mac cusses that her miracle isn’t a go. Looks at Will and says Will should use “bombshell” more in the Casey Anthony story. Wiener girl Sandy is back in the queue. They start the show with clips of Casey Anthony trial.
Pan to Neal at his desk talking to Sloan about the troll club story. Sloan asks questions about what lies he’d say about her—about being a whore etc. Nealwants to do the story, it’s his first. Sloan agrees it will be a good story.
Pan to Mac and ex in the bar doing an interview. Brian reminds Mac who broke up with who and Mac says she was with Brian behind Will’s back. Theytalk about Brian being a lightweight journalist. Brian says Will feels less lonely being a journalist with many viewers. Mac agrees Will is lonely.
Mac and Will are in Will’s office talking about the mock debate and guests. Will says the mock debate is tomorrow and says get a guest who is promotable. Mac suddenly notices flowers in Will’s office and they have a silly argument about it.
Pan to the bull room ……..they’re talking about the debate topics then Mac brings up Anthony case. Will says if they blow the debate they’re stuck with Casey Anthony and Weiner stories. Maggie’s friend knows the Casey family. She’s reluctant to call her friend who has turned down other media for interviews. Will presses her. Mac says when you have her let me know so they can do the promos.Pan to the fashion store to talk to Maggie’s friend Lisa who knows Casey from a Spanish class in high school. Jim tries to get the customer to pickthat dress so she’ll leave now so they can talk to the Lisa. Lisa works on commission and the dress is $11,000. Jim is shocked. Maggie’s frienddoesn’t have insight into how the Casey murder happened and she can’t stand the people who think they can. Lisa and Jim argue about the interview andJim makes a good case from a friend’s pov. Lisa looks at Maggie and asks if they’re all counting on Maggie and Maggie nods. Lisa gives in for Maggie’ssake. Maggie promises Lisa won’t be asked anything she doesn’t know the answer to. They’ll meet her at the studio at 7 PM. Jim still wants that new first date and gets stonewalled. Lisa shoos him out and then looks sad and pensive. This shop is like a jewelry store where the customers have to be buzzed in and the stock is very sparse. The customers are served wine.
Don comes into Will’s office and the flowers Mac saw there had come for Don. From a woman apparently. Maggie didn’t see Jim sign for the flowers. Don and Will talk about Don cheating, Don says they’ve broken up a lot in the last year and a half and Maggie doesn’t know Don’s gone out with others. Will says remember when I didn’t care about the people I work with? Those were the days. Will chastises Don for lying either to Maggie or to lying to Jena. Will leaves the office.
Will is at Dr A’s office talking about family stuff and being more susceptible to betrayal like going out in the cold makes one susceptible to a cold. Will talks about Google searching fiber optics and finding Help Me Rhonda advice web page. Is cheating the woman’s fault? Dr A says you went to a relationship website for advice? Will asks is the writer to Rhonda and Will guilty for being cheated on?Dr A says Will is not part of the equation. Mac got dumped by Brian, rejected and when he called her and she went back to get unrejected, even though she was seeing Will and then realized she loved Will after all. Dr A says how emotions and humans are complex. Will says Mac has taken all of his abuse and why can’t he forgive her. ~~~ Dr A says “You weren’t rejected. You were betrayed.” That’s why Will can’t forgive Mac.
Will, Jim, Charlie, Mac are talking in Charlie’s office about Hanover’s psych records at NSA, testimony on some case, stalking his ex wife, etc doesn’t mean anything to Charlie yet. Maggie comes to Will and Mac about Lisa’s interview. Maggie talks in code because neither of them can suggest to a guest what to say and how they don’t care what Lisa says in the interview. Mac understands and says to get stats on missing kids and leave the notes for Mac in the makeup room where Lisa is getting ready for the pre-taping. Maggie hustles off.
Jim goes to the makeup room to talk to Lisa again. Lisa says Don’s a good guy, not in love with her and Maggie knows it. Jim is on deck with Jim but Jim says he’s been there for a year. Lisa says she’s no one’s second choice. Jim says ”Neither am I”. Maggie gives Lisa a piece of paper with info on it and Jim says she can have it in the interview. Lisa asks they won’t mind? No. Jim tries to talk but Lisa wants to study the paper Maggie gave her. Jim says you don’t have to say anything you don’t mean and leaves.
Will interviews Lisa. Did Lisa know Casey Anthony well? No and neither did anyone showing up on tv know her well. But you took classes with her? Yes. Did she ever lose her temper? Yes, and when she did we all said Oh my God, she’s going to kill her baby one day. Fair enough Will says. Lisa interrupts Will’s next words and gives the stats on missing children, 800,000 missing children last year. Olivia Garcia was one year old when she mysterious disappeared from her baby sitters house, but Garcia had brown skin so no one was interested. Same with Triumph Skinner, a 7 month old African American child who was rushed to the hospital with a crushed skull for some reason he’s not showing up on Nancy Grace at night. Where are you getting this information? Google. Jario Alexander died after being knocked unconscious by his mother’s boyfriend and scalded with boiling water after soiling his pants at dinner but Jario’s mother isn’t pretty so we don’t care. Will says I think you’re making a very good point. Lisa interrupts Will again I’d like to make one more. What if Casey Anthony had wanted an abortion? She told you that? No I have no idea, I haven’t spoken to her in years, I’m just asking. If people care so deeply about the plight of a microscopic piece of biology with no ability to experience physical or emotional suffering, care at all about a two yr old who was born to a mother who didn’t want the child and was unable to care for her? Maggie tells Will in his ear piece to help her out of this. Will says Lisa I just want to be clear here that you’re not saying that Casey’s only 2 options were abortion or murdering a toddler. Lisa answers “I’m saying that there’s an undiscussed, unappreciated cruelty in forcing a child to be born to a mother who doesn’t want the child and isn’t capable of raising the child. Will says OK let’s get back to what Casey was like in high school. They fade away from the scene to…
At Jim’s apartment, he’s asleep in bed and gets a phone call. He’s called to a spray ’baby killer’ painted doors and bricks thru windows. Lisa and Maggie are there. Jim asks how did they know where Lisa works? Lisa had her work place on her website, Maggie will get rid of the info online. Will shows up without Lonnie and talks to the store owner. Lisa says she’s sorry to Will that she knows he’s anti abortion. Will says he’s not pro throwing a brick through a window and tells Jim to get them out of there and asks Lisa if that’s her boss over there, the owner of the shop? Yes. Will is going to talk to her, it should have happened to him, he says, not to Lisa.
Will is with his tailor talking about pant legs being hard to put on. Then a friend, Adam Roth, comes in with his partner at the RNC, Tate Brady. Will is republican. Will gave Adam’s son a recommendation to college. Mac comes in to meet them. They laugh about the past, summer camp was the White House And Will was the 4th son Bush Sr never had. They talk about the ratings improving. Tate says good because they considered giving the debate to Nancy Grace. They laugh. Tate rattles off the format, everyone gets an opening statement, everyone gets at least 2 questions with 60 seconds to answer and it’s up to Will if he wants offer someone a rebuttal. Charlie says they had something different. Tate asks like what.
Will turns to Adam, remember how they talked for hours about the quality of debate. Will says now they’re in a position to do something about the quality. He takes them out to the mock debate panel. Questions have to be tougher, they have to be able to spare their campaign rhetoric with fact. They have to be stopped when they’re not answering the question. They have to be called out when their answers contradict the facts. Our job is to find the two candidates who will give the voters the best competing arguments and Will doesn’t believe they’re seeing that. The candidates on a witness stand. Baseball testify about steroids in front of a house subcommittee are subject to perjury, he doesn’t know why presidential candidates aren’t. But he’s not reaching for the stars.
They start the mock debate. Charlie introduces the debate details. Will explains the rules which there are no rules, he’ll ask the question until the person answers the question. They can each make an opening statement. Charlie says beginning with you Congressman Bachmann The person who plays ‘Michelle Bachmann’ starts talking vitae details. Tate asks if that’s supposed to be an imitation. No. Will explains these people have studied for two months stump speeches, interviews, on the record statements, previous debates to come as close as the real people would.
Will starts again. Senator Santorum, you’ve said your campaign is about freedom and that twenty years from now you don’t want to be telling your grandchildren that America used to be free. Name three freedoms you had the day before President Obama was sworn in that you don’t have now. “Santorum” says Obamacare to begin with. Obamacare is the most aggr… Will interrupts asking have you had to change doctors? “Santorum” says may I finish? Will says no sir. Have you had to change doctors? No. Has anyone in your family had to change drs, has there been any change at all in health care for you or your family? “Santorum” says I’m talking about Obamacare now. Will says my question was name three freedoms you had before Obama became president that you don’t have now.
Mr Speaker you have said that if you were elected, the price of gas would be $2.50 a gallon. How does the president control the price of oil?
Governor you’ve said that as President you will never apologize for America. This question is in two parts. Name an instance in which the President hasapologized for America and can you imagine an instance in which a US President should apologize for America.
Mr MacAvoy I find it reprehensible that the liberal media would try to pit republicans against one another and I for one won’t stand for it. Will says this is the Republican primary, Mr Speaker and you’re running for the nomination, it wasn’t my idea to pit you against anyone, it’s yours.
Congressman Paul, I’d like to discuss the newsletters you sold beginning in the 1990s. Paul says he’s already said everything he’s going to say, I never wrote those letters and I never read them. Will says they had your name on them, they had your signature, you made money from them. In 1996 you defended them to the Dallas Morning News.
Tate stops it angrily and takes Adam into Will’s office to talk. Will & crew are quiet as Wiil says I think they really liked it. Sarcastically or facetiously.
[This discussion is excellent. IMO the debates SHOULD be harder for all candidates and more real] Adam defends Will to Tate. Tate is mad at the “embarrassment” in the mock debate. Will joins them and argues with Tate. Adam is for Will’s debate plan. The wanted a serious discussion about serious candidates and campaign reform. Adam vouches for Will being Republican. Tate says no Will is trying to embarrass the party. Did they think the candidates would subject themselves to this? Adam says they should welcome it and they should welcome it because it would clear out the clown car and give us serious discussions and better candidates. Adam says I’ll remember that when you bitch about how the press never vetted Obama. Tate wants the old will McaVoy without McKenzie—Mac turned him into something Tate doesn’t like Will lights a cigarette and puffs smoke at Tate. Will tells Tate to get out. Compromising on the debate is a no go. Will’s not the only anchor at ACN. Tate offers it to Don and Don says eat me. He offers it to Sloan Sabbath and she says Eff you. Tate says he hates these guys and doesn’t know why Adam doesn’t and leaves saying he’ll meet Adam in the car.
Adam tells Will he’s sorry, he can’t be out of work with his son in college. Will understands, it was good to see him. Will says all those things we talked about, don’t let them push you around. [reminds me of the comment McCain gave Palin in Game Change before his concession speech] Adam says take it easy. Theme music starts subtly.
Will goes to the mock debate panel and says sorry we lost the debate. They break up with an hour to air. Brian tells Mac that Will will cave on the debate program, that mock debate was about Will being the star. He attacked… Mac interrupts saying Will didn’t attack anyone. Mac says the debates should be like that format so the voters know how to vote wisely. Brian argues with Mac and says Will doesn’t want her. Brian says he came back and Will didn’t. Mac says not yet. Brian says he wouldn’t have caved on Casey Anthony like Will did. Mac doesn’t believe it.
Mac says Will is never absolutely sure about anything and he struggles with things and is never certain about anything. He Struggles with things. Will stumbles out of his office trying to get his pants on as Mac says someone help him get his pants on. Mac tells Brian she doesn’t think it’s going to work out with Brian here and Brian says she doesn’t get to decide that. Mac goes to will to get Brian fired. Mac says it was stupid of Will to bring Brian in. Will wanted to punish Mac and to look better to Mac compared to Brian. Oh god Mac is yelling like a fool. [Aaron Sorkin what were you thinking having Mac be such an idiot every week and really Maggie is too stupid to see what’s going on?]
Will says throw out the run down. they’re going back to real news. Mac argues to keep the ratings to protect Will from being fired. Will tells Sloan to get ready for financial questions for a new news show on the debt ceiling, can she fill two segments on the topic? Yes. She runs off to prepare. Can Mac handle Brian for a little longer being there? Yes.
Sloan and Neal talk more about his troll efforts and what he’s done so far failed to impress them. Sloan says too bad it wasn’t you who made the death threat against Will and a lightbulb moment lights up Neal’s face. Sloan says be careful this is dangerous territory. Neal says yeah unconvinced.
Mac watches the people in the office talking and calls Jim over and asks whatever happened between him and Lisa. ‘GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may’* she quotes Robert Herrick. And gives Jim a meaningful look. Jim smiles and says he will. Mac quotes more and then tells Jim that they first need to get the news out. Jim nods and hustles off.
Pan to Maggie talking with Lisa in Maggie’s apt. Maggie encourages Lisa to date Jim. Jim comes by, like Maggie set it up. Lisa asks who comes at midnight? Don brings up the god question for Bachmann in the mock debate. Lisa greets Jim at the door and stops Jim from finishing his sentence and says Maggie talked her into going out on the new first date. Jim and Lisa kiss and leave. Maggie looks mixed feelings and stricken then smiles. Maggie talks to Don and pretends to be happy. Don says Jim came to see her, Maggie. Don admits the flowers were for him, Don and Jim signed for them so Maggie wouldn’t know or be hurt. Don says “I have to explain something.” [I’m tempted to leave out this silly McGuffin relationship stuff]
Pan to office with tv screen and the debate question to Bachmann was who her favorite music is.
Scanning the characters…Charlie is in his office going over callmelatefordinner Hanover’s papers. They’re still unsure if they can trust Hanover or if he’s Danrathering them.
Neal is on the computer at his apartment about the troll club. He types that he did the McaVoy death threat. Neal picks up the phone looking a little scared and dials.
Cut to Lonnie the body guard walking down a sidewalk getting a call and it sounds like Neal starting to explain his efforts to get into the troll club and claiming it was him who made the McaVoy death threat.
Maggie and Don are in bed and Don is gesturing and talking fast to a stonewalling Maggie. Will is on the Rhonda’s advice column page at his apt. Fade out to the music Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.
*[From Wiki: “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” is a poem written by Robert Herrick in the 17th century. The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, Latin for seize the day. First published in 1648 in a volume of verse entitled Hesperides, it is perhaps one of the most famous poems to extol the notion of carpe diem. Carpe diem expresses a philosophy that recognizes the brevity of life and therefore the need to live for and in the moment. The phrase originates in Horace’s Ode 1.11.]
[The data I looked up on Lisa’s data above is true according to Google..]
RHONY – Cast Blogs by Ramonacoaster
The edited version
(Note from NoMoreDrama – remembering Lynn’s issues with wordpress in the past with copying full articles/blogs – we’re keeping these down to one-third of the original.)
LuAnn de Lesseps
In this week’s episode, it’s December in August, bikini shopping in winter, and a good workout for a great cause.
Boy, did Jacques and I pick the right time to leave Ramona’s party!
Luann needs to protect her future income relationship with Jacques. Whisk him away!
Wow. . . .did things go downhill after we left. Ramona eavesdropping on Heather and Aviva’s conversation then yelling at Heather for having the conversation is vintage Ramona. To me, Heather was in the right and she was catching hell for defending Jacques and calling out the group on their immaturity. I say, “Well done Heather.”
Of course, you did. Self-absorption is vintage Luann.
Couldn’t Aviva see Ramona lurking behind Heather? Why didn’t she say something instead of allowing Ramona to overhear the conversation? Heather apologized right away for the crazy remark — but there’s no doubt in my mind that Ramona was acting a bit crazy that night.
That was funny as hell. Both Heather and Ramona were accusing each other of what they themselves were guilty of: talking behind each other’s back.
I had so much fun at Aviva’s SoulCycle event and I was pleasantly surprised that they played my song!
Oh no…Will we ever stop hearing her cauterwauling? Vintage Luann..
No excuses. . .Calling a man’s wife crazy was probably not the best approach but initially Mario didn’t seem to disagree that Ramona was acting irrational.
That sentence started off so well but then Heather had to scrape the bottom of the barrel. Putting thoughts and words into someone else’s mouth is not cool. Mario said “She’s not a crazy person.” He did disagree with you when you told him his wife is crazy.
And in light of her behavior, I think crazy wasn’t far off the mark.
Sorry, Heather, you got Ramona’d and your Ramotional while Ramona’s laughing and drinking her wine.
Ramona should be fighting her own “bottles,” but instead of facing her issues she’s dropping bombs and then and running off, like always, and I am left to face Mario now.
Would you really have wanted Ramona to stay and “talk” about your mutual issues? Who is the crazy one now? Better off talking to Mario.
At least, Carole seems to agree with me.
It’s seems important for Heather to have people who agree with her and be on her side of this Ramona feud. Aviva couldn’t be persuaded. Luann left to try to make babies with Jacques. Sonja wants to appease everyone. Carole just wants people to be cool like her.
And Aviva? What’s with Aviva? Is her attack on me a way of changing the subject? Come on ladies, I am right about Jacques.
They should not have made fun of Pepe Le Pew.
Reid is defending me while Aviva is defending Mario? And why is she is still talking about London? LuAnn and I were excluded from Miami and we don’t feel wronged. Enough is enough. Aviva and I definitely aren’t on the same page all of the time, but at the end of the evening, we realize together that this really isn’t about us and we decide to let it go.
Competing to be the voice of reason on a reality show is an oxymoron.
Despite the fact that Aviva frustrates me at times, I do admire her and care for her. I arrived really late to her charity event at SoulCycle — but not because I was angry at her or holding a grudge. I honestly am not. I was just held up at Yummie in a meeting I could not reschedule.
You can’t blame a girl for inserting some product placement because why would you think anyone cares why you’re late to a charity event.
… I do think Aviva is just having a momentary lapse of sanity with regard to Ramona and honestly hasn’t everyone admitted Ramona can be crazy? She really is just too much! I only hope she’s not contagious and is spreading her crazy to my friends!?
From what I saw on the episode, Heather’s already contracted the Ramonavirus also known as the foot-in-the-mouth disease. The symptoms of this disease include talking crap behind people’s backs then accusing them of doing the same thing, lurking to overhear other people’s conversations and stirring up shit at social events. There are no vaccines available once you sign up to do a reality show.
Boring, boring, boring. Next!
As for the drama, I was surprised Heather told Mario that Ramona was crazy because she doesn’t name call (that I know of). The thing I respect about my relationship with Heather is we may have our creative back-and-forth banter and tug of wars (because we are both strong minded) but she never personally insults me. She understands I am fighting for my vision and I feel I need to get Sonja In The City and Sonja Home off the ground in the right fashion.
Sonja’s been talking about toaster ovens and cookbooks for a while now and it’s too bad she hasn’t capitalized on launching her products when the show began to air. Bethenny said she needed to strike while the iron is hot so she had her cookbook in stores after her second season and promoted Skinnygirl Margaritas during her third season. If she wants to be like Bethenny, she needs to move fast.
Dr. Sharon Giese is the one to go to! She really is one-stop shop and she is in my neighborhood. She is pleasant and easy to talk to and she makes it painless, more or less. Ramona looks incredible!!! Who looks like that in a swimsuit at any age? Dr. Giese has all these different procedures to tighten up loose, aging skin and has a great aesthetic eye, while being conservative, so she therefore uses alternatives to plastic surgery as well (DrSharonGiese.com). Also, Ramona plays a lot of tennis and eats well. She works hard and plays hard. That keeps her young.
Dr. Giese’s phone must be lighting up with women calling for appointments to get their butt to look like Ramona’s.
I was very happy to see LuAnn and Ramona getting along while shopping. The tension was getting old already. I hope they have moved on. I enjoy them both and would love to be able to share a meal with them together without agenda!
As long as Luann is not paying the check, I’m sure it will be fine.
Ramona is always very generous and wrote a check to One Step Ahead to support the children who need prosthetics.
I had to laugh when my mother watched the scene where Ramona handed the check to Aviva and Sonja felt empty-handed. My mom yelled out, “’Cause you’re broke!” She doesn’t even follow the housewives.
Regarding Aviva’s outburst, it wasn’t nice to yell at Ramona in her home.
I thought Aviva was yelling at Sonja because she thought her dog excuse wasn’t genuine.
People try to come to your charities, and then sometimes things come up. As I said she must not be a dog person. I was dressed and ready to go, but Millou has been at my side for 18 years. He slept in my bed, and had been from Turkey to Russia and everywhere else with me. He’s protected me, my daughter, my ex-husband, and all my other loved ones. He had an unbelievable personality and was loved by all. In fact, just before he passed away he was nominated for a Golden Collar Award in Hollywood and walked the Red Carpet with Uggie from The Artist, Arnold from Entourage, and many other fine dogs.
I’m a dog person too and I have called in sick to work when my dog needed to be taken to the vet. I’m sure it’s true of cat people, bird people, turtle people, etc.
He is irreplaceable family to me. He gave me no trouble EVER and these devastating foreshadowing incidences where he would lose all bodily function started in February. I lost him March 25th, at 2:22 am. May he rest in peace.
My condolences to Millou.
“An intellectual is someone who has discovered something more interesting than sex.” — Alduous Huxley
I’m going to go out on a limb and say Housewives are not intellectuals. But by Huxley’s standard, who is? This episode there’s lots of sex talk, again. Ramona has orgasms during bio-sculpt, Sonja’s needle feels like a penis, LuAnn masturbates alone, and I’m advocating for sexual revolution. All of this in an episode without George! It’s too much. There are some words and phrases that have simply worn out their welcome and while I can’t do anything about what we’ve filmed, I can try to preserve some integrity here. Penis and clitoris and horny, these words and their ilk are shopworn. My vow to you, readers, is to avoid shopworn like a bad case of crabs.
So we’re in the home stretch and I feel like a mudder on a dry track. I knew this would happen. We’re in our third month of the show and I’m starting to think I’m the only one in on the jokes. Which might mean there never were any jokes, or maybe it means all the jokes are on me. Or it might just be that I’m shopworn and weary. The long dog days of summer are getting to me. I need to go to St. Barths. I need a vacation. Is everyone on vacation? Write to me about your vacation plans.
A blogger and passionate Housewife fan, @LynnNchicago, tweeted on what turned out to be the last day of her life “A vacation? I wish, I need one.” You always think there will be time and then there’s not. RIP Lynn Hudson.
A shout out to Lynn! Who doesn’t love this woman? Lynn, I’m sure you are smiling and laughing up there.
The party of the jet-setting socialite was a plane wreck. It inspired me to patent a new parlor game, one where each player draws a card with one of the characters of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and we all act out a scene. I get Nurse Ratched. I’m going to start running group therapy and rationing out the cigarettes. Our first session will be on boundaries. Mario doesn’t need Ramona to fight his battles and Jacques doesn’t need Heather to fight his. Not about his wine game or his exaggerated French accent. He’s a pacifist anyway. Last week when offered the chance at fistacuffs with Aviva, he went with a piano concerto in D instead. A friend of mine calls me the Ghandi of reality television, but I think it’s actually Jacques.
I Love Kids and I Love Dogs, Too!
Are you beginning to get the feeling that Sonja has more baggage than a skycap at Kennedy? In her defense, she’d had a long night. She told me this when she first arrived at Ramona’s, she was still hurting from the night before. But like my Grandma Millie used to say, “An awkward morning beats a boring night,” so I hope her night was a knockout because this was a very awkward late morning lunch. And for the record, this is another reason I like my lunches cool and casual, so no one’s stuck in a chair when the insults start to fly.
Sonja is crying at the lunch table about her dog peeing in bed. Is this normal? Are all those people who sleep in her bed normal? The look on my face belies my feeling I’ve been had. I told Sonja, don’t talk about the dog, exnay about the god-day, Aviva doesn’t need to hear about the dog. She’s talking about kids without legs. Seriously. Dog excuses seem suspicious, even when they are true. Didn’t we learn this in grade school? Dogs do eat homework, they eat almost everything, but we’re not allowed to say it. Like I said, it sounds suspicious. Let Aviva be upset and then a simple, “I’m really sorry” fixes all kinds of things. It’s like a diamond tennis bracelet when you’ve been caught en flagrante. “I had an emergency with Milou,” would have been fine, no? Short, sincere and sweet would have kept the peace.
I had lots of dogs growing up. We buried two in the backyard. Gigi, our pedigree poodle, even got a star turn in my book. I also had cats. My cat Sammi slept with me every night, like Milou sleeps with Sonja. She even died on my pillow. She went quietly, in the night, on my head. I was nine. We buried her next to Gigi. I was stoic, even then.
I do believe there was a serious situation with Milou. There is no doubt that a 17-year-old dog is facing major health problems and approaching the end of his life. There is no cure for 113 years old. Sonja is lucky to have had him for so long. My dog Margaret [pictured below] is only five and it already makes me sad to see gray hairs around her eyes. But that is what happens. And Jake is a sweet 11-year-old boy born with no legs. Lunch was a disaster and we learned Aviva can scream. Stay tuned for more.
Peace & Pleasuring
Did you get the same warm fuzzy feeling I did watching Ramona and LuAnn bond over nips and masturbation at the swimsuit shop? All of that messy history — the parenting jabs, alleged blackmail — and for the sake of beaches and tequila they are willing to put it behind them. It reminded me of when Yasser Arafat shook hands with Yitzhak Rabin in the The Story of “O”. . .The Big “O”
Oxytocin. I first learned about it researching a story for 20/20 called the Biology of Love. It’s a hormone released in women during childbirth and during sex. You can’t fall in love without it. It’s also called “the bonding hormone,” “the love hormone,” and “the cuddle hormone.” It’s the key to monogamy and also, as Sonja says, a good Sunday between the sheets.
Next time you are post coital and having dreamy thoughts that he’s the One while you’re spooning after sex, tell him it’s the oxytocin, stupid. I’m getting us all t-shirts.
Let’s review the three qualities I look for in a man:
1. Highly sexual
2. Geographically undesirable
3. Emotionally unavailable
Don’t read too much into that, but Sid Ceaser said all comedy has to be based on truth. You take truth and put a little curlicue at the end. I have some curlicues. Sid is going to be 90 next month and he was married to Florence for 67 years, until she died. My mailman Lenny was married to Lucy for 68 years. They fought like Archie and Edith but they loved each other until the end.
I suddenly have this dreadful urge to get married. OK, it passed. Phew.
Rose Garden. Right? We can all get along.
Taxi Cab Confessions
The strangest thing happened the other day. I was in a taxi and guess what. The driver was the same man who took Ramona to West 26th Street! Guess what else? He had a notepad. I’m not kidding. I was going to 432 E. 43rd street and as soon as I said the address he wrote it down. But as he was writing it down in the notepad that Ramona advised him to use, he ran a red light. It wasn’t his fault because he was looking at the notepad so he couldn’t see the light change from yellow to red. It’s like a butterfly flapping its wings in South America, causing a tsunami in Bali, and setting off a chain reaction in New York that starts with a bicycle delivery man’s swerve and ends in the wife of the head of Goldman Saks catching him with a hooker. Don’t ask. I can’t tell. Suffice it to say that while notepads make sense in a meeting they may not make sense in moving vehicles.
No freakin’ way! I guess the notepad wasn’t such a great idea.
SoulCycle and Jake’s Legs
I have this crazy metabolism. It’s an unsolved mystery of my life, this weird ability I have to eat pizza and M&Ms and still bike at easy levels. It’s how I know there’s a God. It’s a miracle. Usually when I feel the urge to exercise I lay down and it passes. Don’t hate me, God is fair, he gave me a bunch other issues.
Jake, though, is why my soul is healthy and intact. Jake is good for the soul, he’s better than SoulCycle. I’m not sure if the cameras captured his spirit, but it was more exalted than any of those sweaty cyclists at the event. This is why you make the extra effort. Because then you don’t miss the chance to witness something extraordinary. You think it all might happen with fanfare and pomp but it happens in the quiet moments, sometimes, when you’re just showing up for your friends.
Great blog as usual!
I was surprised by Aviva’s reaction to Sonja’s situation. We have never seen Aviva act like this up until this point. It was pretty shocking. Sonja has had Millou for 18 years! Millou was her first child.
Aviva thought Sonja’s excuse was horse crap. She overreacted.
Speaking of letting the past be the past, the tension between Heather and I is growing tiresome. I didn’t react well at the party. I definitely pulled a hit and run but I had gotten to a point with Heather where enough was enough.
Well, at least you came clean with the hit and run.
In closing, I wanted to touch on the sudden and tragic passing of Lynn Hudson. Lynn had come from very little and was able to develop a name for herself by writing a populartelevision blog. While sometimes controversial, Lynn worked hard and was filled with passion. I was fortunate enough to meet Lynn and was always quite charmed by her. She was a hardworking writer, dedicated mother and passionate Housewives fan. RIP Lynn.
Wow! Another shout out for Lynn. This brings tears to my eyes that she was acknowledged by two New York Housewives on their blogs. Ramona, Carole and other Bravolebs acknowledged Lynn on Twitter as well. What a thrill!
Big thanks to Carole and Ramona for their warm words and condolences. This means so much for so many people.
Tuesdays Nights on Lifetime
by Michigan Susan
Previously on Dance Moms
-Kendall and her Dance Mom Jill have returned from Candy Apple’s Dance Studio. Jill is sporting a new hairstyle which Dance Mom Christi said was due to Jill being in the “witness protection program”! Ha! Christi’s comments crack me up.
-Maddie got a part on Drop Dead Diva (another Lifetime show) and the Dance Moms think that the “audition” was rigged all along. No big surprise there. Commercials for Drop Dead Diva show that dance teacher Abby Lee Miller will be appearing as well.
-Paige broke her foot and will be out of commission for 4-6 weeks. Jill is delighted because now Kendallcan replace Paige. Paige’s Dance Mom Kelly reminds Jill that Paige is only injured temporarily and NOT out of the group.
On to the Pyramid!
Bottom row: Paige (due to her injury), Maddie (because she wouldn’t do a solo last week at the last minute when Abby wanted her to do one) and Chloe (because she lost by ONE TENTH of a point and lost Abby’s chance for a “clean sweep”). Sheesh.
Middle row: Brooke (she got the bonnet on Maddie for last week’s group number! Hurray for her nimble fingers!) and Mackenzie (because her duet with Kendall beat the boys duet last week).
On top: NIA! I’m not sure why but it had something to do with that she worked hard all week and all the other stuff.
Lots of complaining by Jill since Kendall still isn’t on the pyramid. Hey, Jill…your kid isn’t officially part of the group! She’s a “guest”!
Results from last week in Myrtle Beach at Starbound
Duet: Mackenzie and Kendall got 1st place
Solo: Chloe took 2nd (by ONE TENTH OF A POINT)
Group: Took 1st place
Oh yeah. Here’s the Candy Apple results…
Duet: Justice and some ringer named Drazen took 2nd
Solo: Justice took 1st (BUT ONLY BY ONE TENTH OF A POINT!!)
As Justice performed, Abby grimaced each time he stretched or kicked up his left leg 9 times during the routine. Her comment? “That’s not choreography! That’s STRETCHING!” Hee hee.
Group: 3rd place and Dance Teacher Cathy’s daughter Vivi-Anne was a human prop once again. I seriously don’t think this kid knows how to dance. It’s time to get over yourself, Cathy. Your kid can’t dance and she doesn’t even WANT to dance. She wants to play baseball.
And now for This Episode of Dance Moms…
Abby announces that they will be getting ready for the 2012 Annual ALDC concert where they showcase all the dances of all the groups for the entire past year. And, just because they don’t have enough to do, the girls will be performing a BRAND new dance for the occasion…a hip hop dance! The girls look less than thrilled. The Dance Moms look confused. Then we learn that by the girls doing hip hop, it shows that the ALDC is a “full service studio” and that Abby chose this style to incorporate Paige in a dance. Huh? Normally Abby ignores Paige. Payton gets called in to be featured in the group dance.
Oh Abby says the darndest things! She says that the concert is EQUALLY as important as a competition because all of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area will be coming to the concert. And, oh yeah, by the way, this is a huge marketing event so she can get new students.
We learn that Abby wants Paige to dance with her broken foot in the boot/cast because Abby has seen Paige bouncing all over the place on her boot and should be able to dance. Kelly says Paige can dance if the doctor gives his okay. Since Kelly was one of Abby’s students 20 years ago, Abby wants Kelly to invite those old dance students to the concert.
Random Dance Mom Comments:
Nia’s Dance Mom Holly says “The annual concert is exhausting. I’d rather have a root canal.”
Jill complains that Kendall still isn’t officially part of the team.
Oh no! Dance Mom Leslie (mom of Payton) starts to chat with Jill in the parking lot. There was NO WAY that this was going to go well…Leslie insists on giving Jill advice on tolerating the other Dance Moms. She calls Christi and Kelly “snakes” and says that Melissa is a liar. Ooooh. Then it looks like it’s going to get juicy about Melissa. Leslie starts telling a story about how Melissa took Leslie to meet her “man” and then…NOTHING! No details. Na da. Now out there on the internet, there are lots of stories about how Melissa’s “man” isn’t divorced yet but she took it upon herself to legally change her name to his last name. What? Who does that??
Meanwhile, back at the Candy Apple’s Dance studio in Canton, Ohio, someone has mysteriously sent Cathy an invitation to the Abby Lee dance concert. Hmmmm. Who would do that? She decides that she’ll take a group to Pittsburgh so they can have a good laugh.
In order to teach Maddie a lesson for not doing a solo when Abby TOLD HER TO, Abby won’t be featuring Maddie in a group number and gives it, instead, to Chloe. Wow, Abby. First of all the kid is nine years old and secondly, her MOTHER told her not to do it. Back off, Abby. This kid is your ticket to some major fame.
While Abby is directing the rehearsal, Leslie storms in to complain that Payton doesn’t have enough time to make her costume changes. Then Leslie storms back downstairs to argue with Kelly about nonsensical stuff that includes Leslie saying Kelly needs to go to AA meetings and get therapy. Leslie is a mean, mean, mean little woman. Kelly gets so annoyed that she gets her girls, Brooke and Paige, and they leave.
Later, the Moms head out to some bar and party with a rather young looking crowd. Never see a Dance Dad around. Jill does something inappropriate to a young man.
By the way, the Dance Moms are all dressed up and looking very pretty.
The Candy Apples arrive to critique and criticize.
After the lackluster hip hop dance, Christi says, “You wanna learn hip hop? Don’t come here!”
Kendall has a melt down and I think I hear her say that she hates her mother. Yep, Kendall. We all hate your mom. She’s obnoxious. Then Jill gives Abby roses. What a suck up. Anything to get Kendall on that stupid pyramid.
At the end of the concert, Maddie wins a junior scholarship and Nia wins a scholarship for Most Improved. Hurray for Nia! She’s finally getting recognition.
After the Concert is the Party. We meet some of the alumni who might not have been so fond of Kelly back in the day. Cathy starts poaching future students right in front of Abby. Abby says, “How’d she get here? There’s not a broom in sight!!!”
AND THEN WE KNOW….JILL invited Cathy. Oh Jill, you are going to pay for that!
NEXT WEEK: a new student may be joining the group!
Hey there Lynnfam. This was my first time to write up a recap and I apologize for the length. Lynn sure made this look a lot easier than it really is. She had a real gift for finding the humor in the situations and pin pointing what was really important. Please feel free to let me know how I can improve. Thanks!
Teen Mom by Rabble Rouser
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank our new blog hosts for carrying the torch and keeping what Lynn started still going. It really means a lot and is helping many of us cope with the loss of our dear Lynn. I can’t believe how much I miss Lynn already. On other forums, there has been discussion about what Lynn would or would not have said about the ‘toast’ on New Jersey. It’s kind of ironic, that when it came to New Jersey, Lynn and I didn’t often see eye to eye…but what I couldn’t give just to hear what she had to say. I think moving forward, that will be a valuable reminder to us to appreciated each others opinions, even when it’s vastly different from our own because we never know when that voice will fade.
Maci and Kyle are talking about the plans for Bentley’s upcoming birthday, according to the agreement they made with a mediator, it is Ryan’s turn to have him. Maci has decided to have a party at Pump it Up the day before but Kyle thinks it would be better for all of them to spend time together for his birthday and suggests they ask the almost 3 year old what would he like to do. I have a 3 year old, I might ask her what shirt she wants to wear or let her pick out her shoes, and I would never think to allow her to make decision about her over all well being. But I guess this is what happens when teenagers have babies.
Maci has Bentley call his grandparents to invite them to his party; she also calls him call Ryan and leaves him a message on this voice mail. Maci tells Kyle she is 50% sure Ryan won’t come, she isn’t even sure if he will return the boys call. Ryan calls back and his son invites him to his party and asks him to bring Dalis (his girlfriend). Ryan is a bit surprised because this is last minute but agrees to go. A few minutes later he texts her to tell Maci, he won’t be there but will pick him up from the place. It’s a bit of a dick move, but really Maci did put him on the spot by having Bentley call. She really should have let him know before hand so he could have prepared.
Because Ryan didn’t show up, his parents also decided not to attend the party. Maci and her mom talk about the fact that Ryan and his parents aren’t there. Her mom says that it’s good that so fat Bentley hasn’t noticed; another thing that seems to be KIDS. At Ryan’s house he is talking to his parents about the situation. His mom mentions how them being invited to the party kind of caught them off guard because they had previously discussed two separate parties. Ryan says he wished that Maci gave him a heads up and his mom agrees. His dad also adds that moving forward, if Bentley does get caught in the middle that ‘someone’ needs to be the bigger person. Ryan starts to get defensive but his parents reiterate that as much as they support him, the focus must be on the child.
Ryan picks Bentley up from the party. Ryan lets her know that he is upset with how the situation with the birthday party was handled; Ryan insists that she should have either given him a heads up or stuck with the original plan, Maci blames it on the child and says it was what Bentley wanted. The conversation goes in circles until it ends with Ryan telling her that she is ‘so fn stupid’ that he can’t even talk to her and jumps in his car. His girl friend makes a snarky comment like ‘good. Honestly, she really shouldn’t have been there given that it was clear there were going to be words spoken. The conclusion is, Ryan is a dumb ass and Maci is a pain in the ass, how did these two ever let each other go?
Farrah has returned home from Austin Texas and is trying to explain to her mother what happened. Why on earth would her boyfriend of 6 weeks ditch her (when all she did was give him an ultimatum that he needs to propose marriage and said it about a dozen times, she also insulted his step mother within the first 5 minutes of meeting her…but hey, she has big boobs so why not. Farrah down plays her responsibility by saying she only put all her card on the table and told the poor soul that she didn’t have time for games because she has a daughter to take care of. Farrah takes Sophia to a park to spend sometimes with her before her mom takes her back to Omaha for a month.
Farrah takes her mom and Sophia to the airport where they say their goodbyes. Her mom promises that she will have the little one call when they get back to her house.
Amber is in the middle of moving but is taking sometime since her new place is still being renovated. She calls Gary to meet up and see his new place. Gary goes over Leah’s day care schedule and tells her that it’s $400 a month. Amber freaks out saying she can’t afford that with having to pay lawyers fees, a car payment and rent on huge house (all the money these two bozos have made off the show and this poor child won’t see a dime but hey, maybe some drug dealer or strippers kid will get to go to college).
Amber picks Leah up from her first day for preschool and brings her home for a few hours. Later that night she brings him to Gary’s house. Leah begins to cry and asks her mother to stay but because of the court order, she is only allowed to spend a few minutes alone with Gary when Leah is around. Leah tells her mommy she needs her and begins to wail. Amber because upset and gets Gary to take Leah, as she complains about CPS.
The next day while Leah is at day care, Amber and Gary have a discussion. They many talk about how difficult the no custody order has been. Gary says if he gets actual custody of Leah, then CPS will be removed from the case. Gary says that he will then allow her to see Leah when ever she wants. They also decided to wait to celebrate the child’s birthday until after the court dates, so they can all be together.
Amber tells her mom the plan to give Gary custody to keep CPS at bay, her mom has concern that Gary might then to keep her from seeing Leah if they are fighting. Amber blows ups and becomes defensive and says she doesn’t need ‘people’ telling her what to do and it’s no ones business. She bickers with her mom a bit, before her mom has enough and leaves. Cleary Amber is not ‘cured’ of her anger management issues; not only does she still spend most of her time lying on the couch, she has developed a thing for hats that look like they came from the bottom of Ashley Holmes closet.
Gary picks Leah up from school and calls Amber to tell her about the child’s day. Amber says her mom left in a “rampage” and is angry at her moms suggestion that she hire a family attorney. Gary says that he can take are of Leah while Amber gets her depression and medications under control. Amber loses it and says that she is the one who went to rehab for two months AND went to jail, so really she is the one who is doing all the work and everyone else is doing nothing. Gary tells her he is not dealing with this (her mania) and hangs up.
Tyler is talking to his mom, she tells him that she is having a hard time dealing with the fact that she has not got to see her granddaughter. Because the adoption is semi-open, Brandon and Teresa (the adoptive parents) have a lot of restrictions. I also think they have a lot of valid trepidations given how Butch (Tyler’s dad) and April (Caitlyn’s mom). She says she is interested in speaking to a profession to help her through the process.
Later when Tyler shares this with Caitlyn, she suggests that his mom see Dawn, the person who co-coordinated their adoption for Carly. They go out for to a diner to meet Caitlyn’s mom because they also think it would be a good idea for her to speak to someone. Tyler asks her if she could speak to Dawn but April says she was pretty mean to Dawn before. Tyler assures her that she would understand because of emotions involved in the adoption process.
Dawn visits Tyler, Caitlyn and their moms to discuss their feelings about the adoption. Dawn explains that Brandon and Teresa (the adoptive parents) focus right now is keeping the doors open with the birth parents and do not want it complicated by opening other doors. It becomes clear that having a visit or phone conversation isn’t going happen in the near future but that perhaps a letter can be written for Carly to read when she is older.
List of Shows Being Blogged
Here’s the list so far (Thank you everyone!!)
We still need someone for Project Runway!
NY – NJ – Push Girls – Love Broker – Flipping Out – Top Chef Masters
Mob Wives Chicago – Basketball Wives LA
Survivor – The Amazing Race
Million Dollar Listing
Watch What Happens Live and Keeping up with the Khardashians
NJ and NY Cast Blogs
Pick a show
(BB is doing flipping out – is there something else you’d like to do?)
I Don’t Believe in Unicorns
Cast blogs for Miami, Atlanta, BH
Helping keep the site running
Atlanta – we’ve have a lot of people ask to do this one. Let’s just wait and see how the others go – and see who is still interested when it rolls around.