Survivor Caramoan – week 14 – Three Hour Tour

Dawn Meehan
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Age: 42
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor

John Cochran
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Age: 25
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student

Edward “Eddie” Fox
Age: 23
Current Residence: East Brunswick, N.J.
Occupation: Fireman/EMT

Sherri Biethman
Age: 41
Current Residence: Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee

Erik Reichenbach
Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
Age: 27
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Occupation: Comic Book Artist

The Jury

Michael Snow
Voted out week 9, First member of the jury.

Phillip Sheppard
Voted out week 10, 2nd member of the jury

Malcolm Freberg
Voted out week 11, 3rd member of the jury.

Reynold Toepfer
Voted out week 12, 4th member of the jury

Andrea Boehlke
Voted out week 12, 5th member of the jury (double elimination week)

Brenda Lowe
Voted out week 13, 6th member of the jury

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First- I hope all you moms had a happy mother’s day yesterday.

Review

Welcome back Survivors. Here we are at the end of this ride with a three hour tour. One elimination episode followed by the jury vote episode and finally, the reunion. After last week, there are now more jury members than players as Brenda was blindsided and sent to the other side. After winning the loved one challenge (Strike one), she invited Dawn to share it with her (Strike two) but then, gave it away to the other four teams in an apparent hope to win favor (Strike three). Then, in what I believe to be a stunningly stupid move, she gave up on the immunity challenge (yes, I still believe that) so that the weepy Meehan could experience individual immunity once in her survivor career. In other words, Brenda got Meehan’d. Cochran’s mom, during the family visit, told him that with this nice gesture of giving up the reward, Brenda could or would win this game. This all culminated in the perfect storm during tribal to blindside Brenda and much to her shock and disappointment, kick her out of the game. Maybe she’ll win fan favorite or something and not go home empty handed. Who knows? We’ll see.

So… Who is left? We have Sherri who, at first, looked like she may be a strong player in that she was able to control the votes of her original tribe. Physically, she has never been a threat in the game as she is the slowest one there and is a very weak  swimmer. However, she’s managed to stay just far enough under the radar since the merge and Pinky got the boot, to still be there.

Erik, is a strong physical player. Maybe I should say fast. I don’t think there is anyone there who can run up and down ladders and obstacles faster than he can. He’s a go along to get along voter as well, if he knows what the game plan is (just like Sherri).

Next in the top five, Eddie. Why and how this guy is still there is beyond me. He with his pal Reynold and two of the women on his original tribe formed what I called, the Pretty 4 (P4) alliance, in a tribe of ten. Stunningly stupid at the time and he’s had a target on his back the entire time. Yet, somehow, he has survived. That’s the name of the game, right? If Brenda hadn’t pissed of the Meehan last week or given up the personal immunity challenge (Yes, I believe she did), he likely would have been gone last week. Therefore, I think Eddie is still there out of shear dumb luck. The other four should be careful because this guy could sneak in and win it all.

That brings us to Dawn. This is a sneaky one. She said about midway through the game, before the merge, that what cost her the original game she was in, she had info that could have saved her and she kept it to herself. Since then, anytime anyone told her anything, she ran to tell whoever the leader de jour was at the time. Up until now, she hasn’t had to outlast anyone except the target of the day. She turns on the waterworks at every turn and has really become annoying for the viewer, or at least this viewer. Don’t count her out just yet though, she’s playing a pretty smooth game. I don’t think, so far, her name has ever been written down.

Last and certainly not least, Cochran. The student of the game. Has seen every episode and even wrote a college term paper on the subject. He’s been the go to guy during the Probsting at tribal council when some interesting moves have been made to help explain what just happened. He has managed to win individual immunity twice but I don’t think he’s ever been a target. In my opinion, this guy is dangerous in the game and probably should have been one of the first to go. At least, post merge. He has yet to piss anyone off but he’s been partnered with Dawn all along. She mentioned last week that he should not be part of the final three. Her plan was first, Eddie, then Cochran. He isn’t a strong physical player but he’s smart enough to know when to strike at the others.

That’s where we stand, people.. Let’s see how tonight’s episodes play out.

Part One

tar1Here we go… Night 36 after tribal, Erik is feeling dizzy and disoriented. Plus he has  headache and he is flat on his back. Probst comes in with the medic who checks him over. His blood pressure is low, he’s dehydrated, and he’s malnourished. Erik would of course like to see it to the end. Probst asks the medic, and the medic says no way. Erik is out of the game and just like that, 5 become 4. Just like that also, everyone’s plan just went out the window, especially Cochran’s. They all say their goodbyes and Erik is carried off. TH Eddie, while disappointed for Erik, now feels that he could win this game. Remember what I said above… So far, this is one of the luckiest SOBs to play the game this season. It is also worth noting there are now two fans, and two favorites. Honestly, None of these are the ones I would have pictured at the beginning, making it to the end. Glad I didn’t place any bets.

Back at camp, that same night, they are exchanging nice thoughts about Erik but Cochran is already thinking about his game. He decides that Eddie is likely to win the next immunity challenge and Eddie has barely given a second thought. He makes a final 3 deal with Eddie consisting of the two of them, and Sherri… Is Cochran afraid of Dawn? They’ve been survivor buddies all along.

Reward Challenge

tar3Tree mail time and it’s about the reward challenge. The object of this game is to build a house of cards on one end of that balance with one hand while holding it level with the other. The reward they are playing for is an advantage in the following day’s (38) immunity challenge and a potentially guaranteed final 3 spot. They have to build the house up to that red flag on top of the pole. In the interest of time, all of them nearly reach it, all of them have to start over several times. In the end, Cochran pulls off the win. I would say that this was an endurance challenge of sorts. Without allowing for natural elements (wind), one object was to keep that balance from moving once they got the card house going upward. Looking at the pic of Dawn, this challenge is designed for the contestants to fail unless they have the reach of an ape. Cochran is given his scroll and is told not to open it until the immunity challenge. This is the third time he’s won an individual game and Probst tells him that may well be the million dollar game for him. He has to win immunity first though. Until then, no guarantees.

Back at camp, TH Cochran says the challenge beast is back. More importantly than him winning was keeping someone else from doing it, like Eddie. Sherri and Eddie step off down the trail and she tells him that she wants to go to final three with him. TH Sherri talks about Dawn playing the sympathy card all along. Eddie thinks that Dawn can win too, believes that she can garner all the jury votes on sympathy… TH Sherri says, “hello, Not sitting next to that”. Meanwhile, Dawn and Cochran are in the shelter promising each other final three spots. TH Cochran says that everyday, he’s having to deal with Dawn and her breakdowns. Today’s flavor of paranoia is catatonic. What is Sherri or Eddie win immunity is her new fear. Interesting.

tar5sur It’s time for the remaining four to take that walk along the trail where they reminisce about the departed players and say something nice about them. I forget what they called it but along the way they collect the name of each and at the end, they hang them on a wooden idol and set fire to it. Most of these people I forgot were on the game. Some of them, I looked at and thought Dumbass. Seems Dawn was good pals with Corrine for example. I barely remember her on the game with the exception of her key post merge phrase. I won’t mention it here again.. Pinky’s draw’rs were mentioned and we once again see him with them. Why, Survivor? Brenda’s exit is shown as she says she’s hurt. Erik is at the end of this trail. Seems he made it to 5th place both times. Maybe it’s time he hang up his survivor shoes and realize, this game isn’t for him. I hope we’ve seen the last of these retreads. Burn baby burn…

Immunity Challenge

sur11sur12Here is the drill folks. The players are to race up the stairs on that tower, one station per player, and retrieve 3 bags, one at a time, containing puzzle pieces. This game has been all about knots. Once they are able to untie and bring back all three bags, they can begin their puzzle. This is a stamina, speed, brain, and luck game. Right away, I know Sherri doesn’t stand a prayer at this, or so I think. That advantage that Cochran won? He doesn’t have to untie any of the bags. All he has to do is run and get them. The others have to untie them. The puzzle they are to build is that to the left, fire.

The advantage does help Cochran begin building his puzzle first but the others are hot on his heels. All of them, and due to the fact Cochran couldn’t figure out where to start, Even Sherri caught up (from last) and passed him by. For awhile, it looked as if either Sherri or Dawn could have won immunity. Cochran had blown his comfortable lead just trying to start the puzzle. In the end though, Cochran does pull off the immunity win. Sorry to not give you an exact play by play here, there are still votes, jury, and reunion to get to. The important part, is Cochran won this challenge. That’s 4 total for him, with 3 immunities.

Tribal Council

Back at camp there was some chatter about what to do, which two would be in the final with Cochran but it’s kind of a lock what will happen at this point. At tribal, the Probsting begins. The discussion is around Erik being taken out of the game and how that affects where they are now. Eddie says that it was a good thing for him because the plan (apparently) was that final three would be Erik, Dawn, and Sherri. Cochran’s name wasn’t mentioned in that list, notes Probst. Cochran says yeah, that’s a little concerning…  Had Erik been there, he may not be wearing that necklace.  Clearly, Cochran is in charge of who will sit with him in front of the jury. The next questions revolve around why should you be there (to each of the players). In other words, make your case to Cochran. Dawn says she’s done a pretty good job of maligning herself with all of the people on the jury. So she would be surprised to get any votes. She then tosses Eddie under the bus saying with the exception of Pinky, he hasn’t been responsible for anyone being on the jury. Therefore, he will be able to draw votes from Cochran. Eddie then throws himself under sur13that same bus by saying yeah, that’s how the votes went but strategy-wise, how much did he really do. He says Dawn made huge moves in the game so taking her to the final three is giving her the game. There’s some small talk about Sherri and how even though she hasn’t seemed to make any moves, she is still there. Time to vote. Let’s just cut to the chase. One vote for Dawn, three votes for Eddie. He’s gone. Final three, Cochran, Dawn, and Sherri.

Part Two – The Jury

Day 39, the remaining three wake up and they are treated to their breakfast of champions. They have to cook it but at least there’s food to cook. Nice time had by them, let’s get to the meat of this part of the show. The Jury Tribal Council. As Probst is recounting the season, they’ve beaten 17 other players, blah blah blah. The power now shifts, to the Jury. Pinky looks pissed for some reason.. Surly he isn’t still bitter. Opening statements.

Dawn: Talks about how she wanted to play the game with one ally who she could take to the end with her. Admits she was over the top emotional. Doesn’t really apologize for her back stabbing ways, this was a game for a million dollars.

Sherri: They all know her as the stay at home mom. What they don’t know is the truth. She has 75 employees and several businesses (fast food franchises) and she treated the game as if it were one of her businesses and she was managing the players as her employees. She says that she had to remain flexible and be able to integrate with different alliances and such. She did that successfully because she’s still there (Pinky looks pissed).

Cochran: Survivor is a half lifelong obsession with him. The idea he’s where he’s at is surreal. He had no fantasy that he would become one of the top ten challenge winners in Survivor history. Socially, he feels he’s awkward with anxiety but somehow, he became the therapist.. Mostly trying to calm Dawn down. He says that he can’t out muscle, out charm, or even out strategize any of the people in the game but his was a game of timing. Knowing when to make a move and doing it.

First to address the players is Malcom. No questions for Sherri. To Dawn, he tells her to own the fact that she was a cold hearted B in the game (my words not his) and fight for it, and she’ll get his vote. He wants to know from Cochran, where he got all the swagger to beat Malcom. What do you have that I don’t? Cochran says, a heightened level of insecurity. In his first season, he was afraid of what everyone thought of him, this time around, he doesn’t give a shit. He’s comfortable with who he is. He says that insecurity helped him to see when people may have been plotting against him and he was able to get rid of them first. He’s proud of the way he played the game and he can’t imagine Malcom being insecure so that’s what Cochran has that Malcom doesn’t.

Eddie: to Sherri, “are you willing to admit that you got carried to the final three or do you really think you are here for strategic reasons?” (Ouch, he said what I’ve been thinking all along). She says she doesn’t think she was carried. The jury laughs and giggles. To Dawn, she claimed she played a strong cold hearted game yet, every time he saw her interact, she was a spineless jellyfish (my words). She says that’s how the game wore on her but she still owns her opening statement. Cochran, Will you hang with the Three Amigos at a bar.. Absolutely.. He’s asking Cochran what kind of person he will be going forward. Okay.. Next.

Pinky: Congratulates them on making it as far as he did in his first season. Then, to Sherri, he takes her Stealth R Us name away from her. Oh, I’ll bet that hurt. After all, she was the only fan to make it into that club. I’m sure she’s still reeling from it. He told Dawn that her constant breakdowns were the true fun sponge for him and many of the others. He says to Cochran that he admires the way he played the game. No questions for any of them, just statements. I have to say I did laugh at the way he mocked Dawn and her constant breakdowns.

Erik: He’s all about awareness. He asks Dawn if she’s aware how much she burned people, especially when Brenda was voted off.. She is unapologetic about it (as she should be), she says it’s a game and she played the way she intended to. By using people to further her own agenda. He then takes Sherri to task about being carried to the end. She says she played the game hard and the two of them get into an argument. She basically told him to STFU and stick his vote. She doesn’t care what he thinks. Smooth move ex-lax.

Michael: He believes that Dawn and Cochran basically played the same game. Why is she the villain and he isn’t. She claims that if it weren’t for her developing relationships, he may not even be there. Went so far as to say at times, he didn’t even try, just went along to get along. She’s trying to Meehan him. Cochran says bullshit. While her information was valuable, her constant paranoia and meltdowns were actually crippling. If he hadn’t become her therapist, she still wouldn’t be in the game. All the while, having to talk over Dawn and remind her that this was HIS turn to speak. Dawn isn’t winning any points here.

Reynold out of the gate to Dawn, he disliked her from day one  because she’s a complete fraud. She’s the first one to give an over emphatic hug followed by a stab in the back. The character that she created was disingenuous. She says, that all these accusations are helpful, it sounds like he’s saying she’s a phony. He says, “The Truth Shall Set You Free”. He wants to know what she thinks about him. She stanmers for a second and he says, three adjectives to describe, Reynold. She says, Chauvinistic, great sense of humor, and vulgar… (groan).. He’s happy with that.. He tells her to say that she kicked their asses, And, enjoyed it.

Andrea: Isn’t bitter about being eliminated with an idol in her pocket. Them’s the breaks. She asks Cochran what kind of animal he would identify himself with in the game. He says Chameleon. He says that at the drop of a hat, he was able to adapt. Change to suit the situation around him. When Pinky was gone and the alliance started to break up, he had to adapt in order to stay alive and make sure others were eliminated. She commends Dawn on a game well played.

Brenda: Here it comes.. To Cochran. She gave him something at the family visit (the visit) and just as fast, he took something from her (the game). He says that he’s a bit scared by the fact that he’s able to separate game from emotion. Almost sociopathic. He says after the game that he can return a favor because the family visit was emotion for him not game. He eliminated her because she was a threat to his game. I was going to show this next part but I won’t. Even I don’t feel the need to be a big asshole (shocker, right?). She turns to Dawn and asks if she would have really left if her teeth were lost forever. Brenda is the only one to see Dawn without her teeth (bottom front 4 or 5) and she wants Dawn to take out her teeth and show the world. Doesn’t matter what Dawn says, that’s what Brenda wants, and Dawn does it. (Personally, I don’t think that was right, and was done only to be vindictive towards Dawn. I think it was Brenda’s message to Dawn and the viewing world that whatever friendship they had, is gone. She could have just said it).

Okay.. Time to vote. They vote, and Probst carries the votes into the live studio for the finale and reunion.

Reunion

Only going to give you a few highlights, my fingers hurt. Click the link to watch the whole thing. The votes are read, or enough votes to declare Cochran the winner. Yay.. Sherri knew she didn’t have a hope in hell of winning but no matter, she already has her money and was just happy to play the game. With 71,000 votes since Wednesday, Malcom wins the sprint fan favorite edging out Brenda by one thousand votes. Brenda was there by satellite as she is back in Miami, full term pregnant and about to deliver any minute. TV has changed over the years. Now there is this thing called twitter, FB, and the like. People can write directly to the casts and in real time, get answers back. Dawn, especially in the last week, has taken such an ass kicking on twitter that she shut her account down. Kill me now, Boston Rob is there with a book (of rules to live by) and a hug for Pinky. Pinky I guess, has a few fans. He says he has given out 2000 SRU names. Is willing to watch the show with anyone who wants to. Has a few fan pics to show for his efforts. The pre-jury castoffs were in the audience and I guess on Twitter, Corrine wasn’t happy about it, even though she had her mug on the screen as one of Dawn’s pals in the game. Cochran has graduated Harvard Law but says he wants to write. Being a lawyer is put off for now. I’ll bet mom and dad are happy about that. The hint for next season’s theme, Blood vs Water.. Hmmm.. Family members vs non family members? Who cares as long as there are no retreads.

That’s it folks. Thanks for participating with me. See you in September with season 27.

Peace, MTH

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201 Responses to Survivor Caramoan – week 14 – Three Hour Tour

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning. I hope it was a great Mother’s Day.

    All Survivor watchers from what I saw on Twitter last night, the finale was very very good. MTH I know you had fun.

    Everyone have a great day.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Good Morning, Powellpooh!!! Happy Monday!!! I brought the 2 dozen tulips my son gave me for mother’s day to work. (my not so subtle bragging)

      Since I HAVE TO sit here for 8 hours, why not sit here with my flowers?? Am I right, ladies???

  2. BB says:

    Good morning! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s day. Whew, MTH, that was a lot to cover last night. Thanks!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi BB Boo-Boo!!! Mine was good, hope yours was, too!!!!!

      • BB says:

        It was great. Am loving having Netflix on my Kindle Fire that my daughter (and husband) got me. I am watching the 1st season of Downton Abbey because I never saw the first season, just last season. I am also going to watch the first season of Call the Midwife when I get the chance. It’s really good. Hope you enjoy looking at your tulips at work!

  3. Cathy Connor says:

    Good morning, I hope everyone had a lovely Mothers Day !! Its a nice sunny day in Chicago a bit cool ( 60s) . Going to be 87 tomorow right into summer here we go….

    Thanks MTH for the Survivor blog. Enjoyed the finale. Could Sherri really be sitting there thinking she is a contender WOW clueless . Imagine this scenerio if Eddie and Sherri had voted Dawn and Dawn and Cochran voted Eddie a tie right ??? Make fire ?? draw stones ?? Now that would been a different finale maybe ?? Have a great day all

    • melthehound says:

      I was hoping for that to happen. A split vote.

      • Cathy Connor says:

        Do you watch Big Brother MTH ?? Will be fun to compare notes if you do….

        • melthehound says:

          That’s one show I’ve never gotten into. I saw season 13 and while it was new to me, the retreads, Brenchel, Jeff and Jordan, and Evil Dick and his daughter, really turned me off.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      HI Cathy! Did you get to see Lynn’s little boy this weekend. I remembered him in my prayers. I hope it’s ok for me to say this…but, Please feel free to post the account information for his college fund every now and then.

      • Cathy Connor says:

        Thanks Lainey, I saw Julia and Lynns oldest son Kevin they brought me one of those money plants..I guess Bobby was spending the weekend at his friends house I think they knew this would be a tough weekend for him and wanted to keep his mind busy . Him and I were texting back and forth (the best way to get ahold of him) teens right… Thanks for thinking of him your very kind I appreciate it…

      • Cathy Connor says:

        The two older kids went to the cemetary and placed flowers.. I told Julia to come here stop by and say Hi she said she would as soon as she gets time (she has three little girls) Julia will help me with the get together in August for American Heart Assoc. I need to set up a way to be able to give thru PayPal maybe Julia can set that Thanks so much

  4. BB says:

    Lillybee. Just watched last night’s epi of Call the Midwife. I am loving this show.

  5. Nancy says:

    I can’t believe that OJ is trying to get his conviction overturned. He looks horrible but still has
    the smug look on his face. Another one that just doesn’t get it. So sad.

    • BB says:

      He thinks he’s above the law Nancy. Looks like prison hasn’t been that kind to him.

      • Nancy says:

        I bet Ronald Goldman’s father is going crazy right now. Same thing with the daughter.
        OJ is where he needs to be for a very long time IMHO.

        • Lisa Renee says:

          Hi Nancy, I like to believe that Mr. Goldman is just fine with this LAST chapter. The only reason OJ was in that room with guns is because of him. Mr. Goldman was so diligent, vigilant, tenacious and unrelenting in his pursuit of the civil damages he was awarded, OJ could not get his belongings back with help from the proper authorities. The minute the cops were involved he knew Fred Goldman would find out and take it all. The actions of Fred Goldman drove him to behave like the criminal he is. The poor slob who was his co-defendant was granted a new trial because the appelate court did find that sitting next to OJ under any circumstance does make the stink stick. Judge Jackie Glass denied the poor slob’s defense motion to sever, FWIW I thought she was wrong and the guy got a new trial. This is OJ’s second attempt. He is claiming the old tried and desperate ineffective assistance of counsel. Yale Galanter was his att’y. I watched that man absolutely mesmorized. His courtroom capabilities can only be described as watching verbal ballet. Brilliant trial lawyer. I’m curious to hear what Yale didn’t do. I’m not worried at all & I pray Ron & Nicoles family isn’t either. His children, the last remaining victims probably feel different. ITA he is where he belongs IMHO also. Lisa

          • Nancy says:

            Exactly that’s why I said he’s probably going crazy. I didn’t know that OJ’s partner in crime got a new trial. I’ll be very surprised if OJ get’s one.

            Again a lovely blog at Empress’s. 🙂

            • Lisa Renee says:

              Thanks Nancy, still can’t believe I run with the big dogs 🙂 the legal people on TV alot smarter than me are saying his chances are slim to none. Works for me! Lisa

  6. BB says:

    Bringing the Revenge recap over from The Farm for those interested.
    http://realhousewifeofaiken.com/2013/05/13/reven8ge-truth/

  7. Lulu says:

    Good afternoon ALL!!!! Had the best Mother’s day yesterday. DS fell asleep at 7pm!!!!!! That is what I call a perfect day!!! 😉

    A question how would one get an email address to the CEO of Amtrack?

    • designernailsdiana says:

      Joseph H. Boardman
      Amtrak President & CEO President and Chief Executive Officer
      I didn’t find an email address though.

    • realhousewifeva says:

      Not sure if you can gain access to the email of a specific individual but here is a page on their site on how to contact them http://www.amtrak.com/contact-us You might be able to ask the `virtual assistant` for specific emails

  8. Mene Seela says:

    Did anyone watch Mad Men last night?

    • lillybee says:

      I did but I think it is getting close to jumping the shark.

      • Mene Seela says:

        Don is midway through his downward spiral.
        Don is like Tony Soprano, we love him because of the image, not because of who he really is underneath. We are seeing the “real” unpleasant unfixable person Don truly is.

        The opening weekly squence might be a clue, but who knows.

        Little mousey Ted might just take him down.

      • chismosa says:

        I feel it jumped the shark a while ago.but I’m glad we’re seeing Don really “end” on this show as he should. It was a total play on my favorite (demented) romantic film Secretary, with a dreamy James spader

        I really admire that Jon Hamm truly thinks Don is a complete and utter a**hole. He gets it.

    • cocfarm says:

      I could not get over the way he treated his mistress. It seems he is unraveling. Is the new guy going to be a love interest for Joan? I think this season has been refreshing. I like it. Love that peg put don in his place.

  9. MTH THANK YOU!!! I did dvr Survivor so I didn’t get on twitter while Hubby and I were out. I came home and watched until the reunion part started. I was so tired I couldn’t keep my eyes open, but I knew you’d be doing a recap. You don’t disappoint, you bring the best points forward. I was pulling for Cochran and so thrilled he won, he deserved it 100%. I cringed when Dawn took out her bridge. That was low and showed how much Brenda wanted to humiliate her on national tv. Dawn wanted that vote badly, but if it had been me I wouldn’t have done it. Sherri telling Erik to sit down was like saying I don’t want to win so STFU!
    I agree no more retreads. Give us new people to love or hate. I swear if they bring back ANY Hanz family members I’m going to stop watching Survivor altogether. Hey Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst do you hear that???? No more returning players.
    I dvr’d Once Upon a Time and Revenge so I can’t read those recaps yet.

    • melthehound says:

      I’m with you on no hantz people especially.. I failed to mention that Dawn said she would not have quit without her teeth and that in part, is what made Brenda go after it the way she did. I still think it was wrong either way. I know my mother, Never, let anyone see her without her teeth.

      • designernailsdiana says:

        Funny story about my Mom and my kids. My Mom had full dentures top and bottom. She loved to freak out the Grandkids by making them appear to pop out of her mouth. One day my son reached into her mouth and pulled them out in a restaurant. You’d think she’d have learned her lesson, but oh no she did it to the next 2 grand kids as well. Needless to say the youngest burst into tears upon seeing Grandma without her teeth.
        We still laugh about it to this day. She’s been gone 10 years now, but everyone loved her sense of humor.

        • melthehound says:

          My grandfather use to do that. Push his teeth partially out of his mouth. I guess the denture grip wasn’t as strong back then. Mom didn’t worry a whole lot about vanity but toothless is something she never wanted anyone to see. My father use to take his out and put them in his shirt pocket when he had his ice cream. He had the nasty habit of spitting out the car window while driving. After he got his false teeth, he stopped because he was afraid he would spit them out on to the highway.

  10. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Hope you all had a great Mother’s Day. Mr. AZGirl, First Born and Nephews made it out of the Grand Canyon and home safely. Had a few rattlers along the way and one in their campsite. This is the year of the snake for sure. I have never seen one in 35 years of living here and I have seen 4 hiking this spring.
    Off to work. BBL

    • AZGirl says:

      Oh one more update. Second Born is having his orientation for his new job this a.m. at the Resort/Casino outside of Flagstaff. Talked to him last night. He told me that the Navajo Nation time is one hour earlier than Arizona/Mountain time. So even though it is outside Flagstaff when he is working or if you are staying at the resort there is a time difference. Crazy.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi AZGirl,
      My niece just got home as well. The pictures are beautiful. She didn’t mention about
      any snakes though. A good thing. 🙂

  11. jules says:

    Great recap as usual MTH. I actually watched some of it last night. I was flipping between Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice. I know, I know, Celebrity Apprentice?? but I do enjoy watching the celebrities irritate each other. I was thinking last night how cool it would be if Survivor did a “Celebrity Survivor”. The winnings would go to charity. I don’t think any celebrity would be willing to put themselves out there like that but I would definitely watch.

    Anyway, I’m glad Cochran won but I feel like Dawn got a raw deal. I never thought she was being insincere when she congratulated others for winning. I think that’s her nature and she couldn’t help herself. I agree that the crying was over the top as she herself acknowledged last night. She said the game brings out things in her that she would not do in her normal life. That seems like a perfectly rational explanation especially if she’s compared to Hantz and the Shamu guy. I’d rather deal with a crier who works around camp then someone who threaten’s to pee in your rice. Dawn made a conscious decision to vote against her nature this time because that’s what got her voted off last time. Even when they were showing Cochran complaining about being Dawn’s therapist, she just sat next to him and laughed. She didn’t take it personally because she knew it was a game. I agree with Dawn that Cochran might not have made it as far as he did without her. She provided him with a lot of information that he may not have had otherwise. She took the heat for Cochran on a lot of those votes. She sat there and let the jury crap all over her and took it like an adult. She didn’t make excuses, she just accepted. I found that admirable. I think she deserved at least one vote just for that alone.

    • Mene Seela says:

      I watch CA. I think it’s interesting that some celebs I thought were dumb aren’t at all- like Brett Michaels or Gene Simmons. Penn Teller is a pretty interesting guy.

    • melthehound says:

      For all that was being thrown at her, Dawn handled herself pretty well. Did what she needed to do in the game and said what she felt she needed to in order to get the votes. I don’t know if she actually got any or not.

      Celebrity Survivor.. Interesting idea but you’re right, not likely to happen. The Lisa Welchels aside, I actually don’t think many could take the heat. Imagine, Brett Michaels having to take that ridiculous bandana off of his head and show what his hair plugs really look like. I doubt they have much guyliner on the islands either. Or perhaps, how long do you think it would take for the others to bury Omerossa in the mud, never to be heard from again?

    • Boobah says:

      jules – I agree with you about Dawn. You stated that so much better than I could have.

  12. shamrockblonde says:

    YAYAYAYAYAAY!!!!!!!Cochran won!!!! – he absolutely deserved it – so happy for him – I felt so badly for Erik – it would have been a different competition if he had been able to stay in the game – as for Sherri – she did ride along – to make matters even worse she threw herself under the bus big time mentioning her business and how well she was doing – why would anyone want to award money to someone who already has it and on top of that still sees herself as a savy player?

    Malcom????? fan favorite????? ewwwww – so self involved and that hair looked awful like something off the cover of a romance novel – that smirk of his makes me want to smack it right off – and Reynold – well he was consistent to the end – a tool – there I said it – ladies – stay as far away from him as you can – Eddie – opening a bar that you can bring dogs to and also have it be an animal shelter kind of thing……to quote HIMYM – oh honey…………..

    now to Dawn – I questioned her mental state quite a bit during the show, but I also wondered how much of it was real – I don’t think you can survive out there unless you leave the majority of the giving part of your heart at home – Cochran took Brenda out because she was indeed a threat – I beleive that she may well have won it had she stayed – I beleive that some part of Dawn used Brenda’s friendship to keep her and further her in the game, nothing more – plus that I don’t think she forgave Brenda giving away their feast with their loved ones –

    much as I loved watching Brenda play, what she did to Dawn of national TV was not a very nice thing at all – she must have been either very hurt by Dawn, or very angry that Dawn took away her chance to win that money – as soon as I saw her on the satellite feed, long before she stood up, I knew she was pregnant – I hope she is happy and that she and her new little one do well, find peace, laughter and love and remember her Dad’s advice – be humble –

    thanks Jeff, so so much – I could not wait to read your recap!!! *hugs Jeff really hard*

    give Mel a treat for me –

    • melthehound says:

      I take it you aren’t in as much awe of Malcom’s lochs and charming smile as he and the rest of America is 😆 Me neither but then again, I don’t swing that way. I do think Brenda was bitter, especially at Dawn, that her chance at the cash was taken away from her. Her jury questions were all about that. Simple fact is, she got Meehan’d and didn’t like it. She was eliminated due to her own mistakes. She thought, I’m certain, that giving away that reward would guarantee her a spot in the final 3 and when it didn’t go that way, she became Bitter Brenda. Glad you enjoyed the recaps, SRB 😀

    • Boobah says:

      Omg – IKR!?!! Malcolm’s hair! Imo…so cheesy!

  13. plainviewsue says:

    What a Sunday night of television. First Once Upon A Time finale (which was the weakest of the finales), then Survivor (loved it), and this morning I watched Revenge. I will not spoil for anyone who hasn’t watched Revenge yet, but just three words…………..OH MY GOD!!

    I have been rooting for Cochran from day one. A true fan of the game. Cannot imagine how he felt to win. I had goose bumps. It was obvious it would be a land slide.

    Now for the reunion………..that was brutal. Very bad job by Mr. Probst. Who the hell cares about seeing Richard Hatch/Rudy/and even Boston Rob got too much time. Really Jeff? You’re interviewing a little girl why she loves Malcolm? So awkward. Showing Malcolm’s terrible acting. Just a waste of an hour.

    Die hard fans want good questions asked during the reunion (reminds me of Andy & the HW reunions!!).

    Not one question to Erik? How about asking if Eddie (who is such a goofball. Wants to open up a kennel/bar. Love it!) was in the final three, would he of gotten any votes?

    Rumor has it that the cast wasn’t on stage cos they wanted to hide the fact that Brandon wasn’t there. I agree that it is not that interesting to hear from survivors that were hardly on, but they do deserve the respect to be up on that stage.

    • designernailsdiana says:

      Brandon wasn’t there? Oh that explains a lot because they usually have all the survivor cast members on stage for the reunion. How can you do a reunion without showing who is there and on stage?

    • melthehound says:

      That Revenge finale was too much of a cliff hanger for me. I like a little more closure in my season enders with maybe just a taste of a cliff hanger. For those who haven’t seen it yet, I won’t spoil any of it either. I just hope next season, ABC doesn’t phuck around with the airing time of this show so much to the point people forget about it, again, just like I did this spring.

      I agree about the reunion… Snoozefest. That’s why I didn’t spend a lot of time on it. To me, they always are but maybe they were better once upon a time. Probst sounded like he was about to lose his voice. The 12 year old girl, awkward. You may be correct about why the pre jury castoffs weren’t on stage. It didn’t appear Brandon was there or if he was, he got zero camera time. I have a bad feeling about this blood vs water theme of next season… Bad feeling that we may see both generations of Hantz’s on the show… Hopefully, it’s just a bad feeling and not a ‘reality’ 😉

      • lillybee says:

        I thought that Revenge was cancelled.

        • Powell says:

          Bite your tongue.

          • chismosa says:

            Yeah maybe Lillybee was joking?
            Revenge is still very good I heard (I heard some did not like how it was early this season), and Scandal is the new Revenge

            I haven’t watched a drama on abc since I dropped Grey’s years ago but I know everyone loves these shows

        • melthehound says:

          It sure seemed that way at times.

      • Boobah says:

        I wondered the same thing about the Water V Blood….the Hantz’s. Dear Gawd, I hope not.

  14. plainviewsue says:

    I have a question to ask regarding communions.

    It seems that both Teresa’s Gabriella & Melissa’s Antonia had their communions on the same exact day. I understand that the church gives the date, but in this type of situation can’t it be changed? I don’t know if they go to same church.

    I would imagine the Gorga parents went to both, but considering the dad’s health, it just seems ridiculous. Mel posted a picture of all the HW’s at Antonia’s, which tells me nothing has changed. I had thought that Caroline wised up to Melissa, but guess not.

    • 2Stupid says:

      No, this is not something than can be changed. This time of year is communion season and unfortunately for families there may be conflicts. We had a confirmation/first communion conflict in two different states. It happens. I would guess they go to catholic school and the schools as courtesy in the same dioscese try not to overlap. My son’s and his cousins (twins) make first communion next year, and I can bet you family will only make the trip for one and it will most likely be the twins. It bites for our family, but it just turns out that way.

      • chismosa says:

        I didn’t know those women put their kids in catholic school. Really? Uniforms and all? I went to 12 years of it and loved uniforms and the whole bit.
        I would be surprised if they are paying for their education. (Not via taxes I mean)

      • LavaLady says:

        Mother’s Day weekend is a very traditional time for First Communions.

        • AZGirl says:

          I always wondered about why First Communions were so late. I guess because confirmation is usually sometime shortly after Easter.

  15. princesspindy says:

    The thing I miss most about survivor finales are the grand openings that had Jeff Probst taking the votes and traveling across the world to get to the finale….it was so much fun…..

    • Lisa Renee says:

      ITA! The first year when we were shocked with the transition from the game to a live studio audience was great gotcha moment you can only do once. I do like JP best when he is hanging off a ladder from a helicopter with the votes tucked in his arm. He just saunters in now, so lame. Entertain me dammit lol.

      • princesspindy says:

        IKR??? It was so hokey but so fabulous!!!

        • chismosa says:

          I occasionally watch the now-cancelled Jeff Probst show only if its a topic I am super, super interested in— I can’t stand how he saunters in— his stance, like he has a very big stride for such a tiny guy. And when he has to cut to taped segments he yells “roll it!” and points — omg I want to pull my hair out with that.
          ….. But his show is gone soon anyway

          Just thought I’d point that out. Lol. He is very good when stationary.

  16. Stars99 says:

    Great recap, Mel! Thanks for covering Survivor this season! It was fun to watch and read your snarky comments. I think I might be in the minority here for many of my comments, but here goes nothing…lol:
    ~~For most of the season I was really pulling for Cochran to win – but towards the last 4 or 5 episodes I thought he drank way too much of his own Kool-Aid. I hope he doesn’t devolve into a jerk irl – because I think he really is a good guy deep down. I think it’s great that an HUGE fan actually won… it is not surprising he did well in front of a jury, cuz well… he DID just graduate from Harvard law, no?
    ~~I have no problem with someone generally playing a selfish game. However, the shrill scream when Dawn lost her teeth – and the resulting panic and anxiety in her face and in her words – sent shivers down my spine. I call “bologna” on her assertion that she would have not left the game if her teeth weren’t found – she almost walked off there and then so the cameras wouldn’t see her. The fact that she made that promise to Brenda through tear filled eyes that she was so grateful to her and that she owed her game to her (or something like that) – I think that promise should have been one she kept as long as possible. Perhaps not until the end… but as long as possible. The fact that she went along with Cochran to kick out Brenda before Eddie absolutely boggles my mind. Eddie was arguably more of an individual immunity threat.. AND AND AND had way more potential votes on the jury… It was dumb and horrible. AND AND AND it was done right after Brenda, almost without thinking chose Dawn as her #1 companion to join in her in her reward challenge… then gave the rest of the reward to everyone else….While they all should know that giving awards away never does anything to garner favor – it was just especially cold-hearted to me on every level.
    ~~Brenda should never have asked Dawn to humiliate herself by taking out her teeth. It was wrong. I’m shocked Dawn actually did it – it was a silly thing to ask – but shows us what people will do to win a million dollars.
    ~~I was so pleased that the jurors barely even addressed Sherrie…I’ve been watching Survivor from Season 1 – and I have never seen anything like that. I would be most embarrassed if I were her today, I think. I won’t even go into the mistakes she made… lol…
    Thanks for allowing me to rant… = )

    • melthehound says:

      Rant away, Stars 🙂 I agree with all of it including the bit about Cochran getting a little full of himself. He still won though. Yep, he said on the reunion he’s finally a Harvard Law graduate but isn’t going to be a lawyer. He also said in a pre jury TH, that the school didn’t do a good job of preparing him to face a jury so, he was nervous about that (it never showed though).

      I just found myself wondering… The Jury is made up of 8 people in this case. Has there ever been a 50/50 vote from the jury? If so, how do they resolve that?

      • shamrockblonde says:

        not that I know of – I’ve only seen ties at tribal not at the jury vote – I think Cochran thought that having jury experience in law school would aid him, but then he started realizing that being on Survivor and being “judged” by the people you helped knock out of the game is very different than being judged by a jury of your peers based on evidence alone – there is so much more that goes into a Survivor vote than what goes into a courtroom vote – I think that was what was worrying him the most –

      • Stars99 says:

        Mel – According to my feeble memory – throughout the seasons they have had either a “Final Two” or a “Final Three”. When they had a “Final Two” there were an odd number on the jury. When there is a “Final Three” – it’s harder to calibrate, because you’re right… they absolutely could have had a tie – when no one votes for one of the final contestants. Let me look it up – Okay.. I found a paragraph that can help explain it: http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivor_(U.S._TV_series)#Final_tribal_council
        “Before the use of a Final 3, the jury has always been odd-numbered, ensuring that no tie would be possible. However, with every Final 3 jury, or as in the case of Micronesia of an even-numbered jury for a Final 2, a tie may be possible; it is unknown what tie-breaker is used to break a tie if it happens. During the finale of Micronesia, the host had a white envelope that he said held the tie-breaker, but its contents were not revealed as there was no tie.”

      • melthehound says:

        Thanks for clearing it up 😀

    • Boobah says:

      Oh SUPER Stars!!!!!!!!! I agree 100%!!!! Cochran did get cocky, IMO. I still think he is a cutey and did well, but he is a smart guy! The way he answered Malcolm’s question: What Do You Have That I Don’t? His answer was such a Harvard Law answer…he walked a very fine line of bullshit…stroked Malcolm’s ego just enough to win him over.

      Re: Brenda and Dawn: “I think that promise should have been one she kept as long as possible. Perhaps not until the end… but as long as possible” <—- That's how I feel also. The desperation that Dawn felt at that moment should not have been so easily brushed off. Some things should be scared…like when someone saves your ass. But also like you, I felt Brenda went too far at the reunion. That was quite loathsome actually. She wanted too publicly humiliate Dawn. That is messed up.

      LOVED reading this, my friend! Hope you are doing well!

  17. Lisa Renee says:

    Jeff, Standing ovation, that was alot of TV. I watched, then I read & now watching it again. Your re-cap is the perfect way to process the most satisfying enjoyable finale ever IMO. I said Cochran FTW at the start of the season adding that I knew it would never happen. His love of the game is genuine & made a great fairytale ending. I still can’t believe he pulled it off. Pinky is always mad but when he fired Sherri from SRU, I roared. She was tits on a bull, useless. It was poetic justice she was fired from the stupidest alliance name ever run by a crazy man. He took her name back bwhahaha. I felt bad for Erik, but the question from last weeks blog went unanswered again, where are the rice&beans Andreya won?? The way Erik got Probsted when he was still on the ground was hardcore. If the kid didn’t feel like a failure yet, JP made sure to twist the knife. That sendoff should have come with a suicide prevention hotline 1-800 number. I thought the way Cochran spoke about his game, made it a lock. He was self deprecating while brilliantly blowing smoke up the three amigo’s ass to stroke their egos. He would make a great lawyer (grrrrrrrrr). Not diggin Brenda’s trip with Dawn. It was an easy cheap shot. Saying it is a game doesn’t explain the need to humiliate another person to me. I have questions. That was ugly, much uglier than a few missing teeth. It was a good TC,
    The Reunion sucked on so many levels. JP gives a lousy interview, the interruptions so annoying. I loved seeing Rudi but the whole bit was stupid. Book promotions, strange little girls and Malcolm as fan favorite, waste of time. The best part was Hantz wasn’t allowed to participate. I didn’t care that the pre merge people weren’t on stage. I was happy Corrine wasn’t miked up, now I don’t have to see or hear her ever again. No.More.Retreads! Your theory about next season has legs. I had no clue.
    The “nice move ex-lax” line, I am stealing that. I will store it away to use on the hubs at just the right moment. Lisa

    • Lisa Renee says:

      smooth move, smooth move. If I steal it I should learn it

      • shamrockblonde says:

        agree about Corrine – after I got my gay comment, I never want to hear her voice again – she is a piece of work, as my Grandmother would say –

        • melthehound says:

          I’m not ashamed to admit I hate anyone who says that. Michael (or the rest) isn’t some puppy or other type of pet. He’s a grown man. That’s exactly what that comment sounds like to me (cough cough, KathyG).

      • Mene Seela says:

        We used to say that in Jr High.

    • melthehound says:

      😀 Thank you Lisa.. Glad you and DH enjoyed it with me. Yes, Remember, Smooth 😉

    • lillybee says:

      Why did they spend so much time on Boston Rob.

      • princesspindy says:

        Knowing that, now I have to watch the reunion, lol! I love BR!!!

        • chismosa says:

          I used to watch Survivor (and A.R.) back when he was on. I liked him too. Maybe CBS is gearing up to give him some show or something ?

  18. chismosa says:

    There seems to be a one hour Jersey HWs special with Andy next Sunday. What the F would that be for?
    Set your dvrs and get the blood pressure meds ready
    Lol 👹🔫

  19. princesspindy says:

    I haven’t seen any one post this so I will go ahead…
    http://www.tmz.com/2013/05/12/casey-kasem-wife-jean-real-housewives-beverly-hills/

    I have a very soft spot in my heart for Casey Kasem… as a pre-teen/teenager he was my hero, for as long as I can remember, every other year we would go on a 6 week vacation in our motorhome across the United States. As my brothers got older they were able to “get out of” the trips but I never was…. So on Sundays I would climb up above the cab, away from the awkwardness of hanging out with my parents and search the radio looking for Casey Kasem’s Coast to Coast. Sometimes I could find him right away, other times it took forever to find a radio station (that wasn’t country, lol), let alone one with him on it! When I would hear his voice I knew everything was right with the world.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      YOu skeered me, thought he’d passed away. I hope they would show him on the show. I’m all for her being on. That would be fun!!

  20. Nancy says:

    Joyce Brothers passed away at the age of 85.

  21. Boobah says:

    Great blog today!

    MeLTH – Awesome recap! I have enjoyed every word of every recap of Survivor – and last night you took the cake! Thanks for taking the hit – that was a looonngg show. I especially liked the nickname, Pinky! Every time I read that, I chuckled. Last night, good ole Pinky didn’t fail in annoying me, yet again. He named Probst, The Piercing Eagle – LMAO! Did you see everyone laugh or shake their head when Probst brought up the danged Stealth R Us! And I don’t ever want to hear about Boston Rob ever again! WTH!?!? He wrote a book? Oh, come on!

    I am a little curious about how much time lapses between filming and the Live show. Since Brenda seemed very pregnant, there seems to be a lot of time between film and air dates. Not that it matter that much, truthfully.

    Thanks for the laughs!

    • melthehound says:

      Glad you enjoyed them Boobah 😀 Been a pleasure to have so many cool people to share the ride with. The guess about from when filming wraps until the live show is about 10 months. I read in a comment somewhere else, the final tribal jury vote was done in September which would be about right for Brenda’s current 9 month term, if it was at the beginning of Sept. I don’t think the Survivor machine ever stops though.

  22. AZGirl says:

    Ok..OT big time. I have to ask for positive thoughts and prayers. Mr.AZGirl’s father and wife (wife no. 4 marriage no.6) are closing on their house here and moving out of state. FIL is a terrible man who has hurt my husband more than I can say. We have done so much for him with not even a thank you. Well FIL is broke. This is not the first time and always he is able to screw someone over to get out of debt. Friends, family or women.
    Well, Wife No. 4 Marriage No. 6 just posted on FB (she does not secure her page…moron) that the sale might not go through. We just gave them $1,000.00 to pay for the move.
    I need Lynn’s Family’s magical positive thoughts and get this done. Need this man out of my life.

    • AZGirl says:

      Maybe I should go light that sage stick?

    • melthehound says:

      My thoughts are with you… Good riddance to bad blood.

    • Nancy says:

      Maybe it’s time to just walk away AZGirl. I had to do that with a member of my family a while back and I’ve never regretted it. I should have done it years ago.

      • AZGirl says:

        I would have years ago but it is my husband’s father and he still feels it is necessary to keep a relationship with him. I still don’t get why women are attracted to this guy? He is a pathological liar. When Wife No. 4 Marriage No. 6 was standing at the front of the church saying “I Do” and NOT ONE of our family members went to the wedding including us you would think she would have been having second thoughts. I know I would have been.

        • Nancy says:

          That’s a hard one for you. I’m sure it breaks your heart to see your husband hurt time
          after time. (((Mr AZGirl)))

        • chismosa says:

          Hi AZ- sorry you are going through this. I hope your hubby finds peace someway soon.
          Also what churches are these that accept a thrice/twice divorced man to keep getting married? I guess you can shop around churches

          It’s funny this woman doesn’t realize about security settings on Facebook or maybe she purposely WANTS all her information to be public lol

          Good luck :/

      • AZGirl says:

        Update!!! beep beep beep Wife No. 4 Marriage No. 6 deleted her FB post. She does this all the time. Gives out personal information on an unsecured FB page and I am sure one of her children saw the bitch rant about the realtors and told her to take it down. I will keep you posted. Getting a glass of wine 🙂

    • LaineyLainey says:

      You got it, AZGirl. Praying for you and Mr.AZgirl and this situation.

    • BB says:

      Here’s hoping the sale goes through!

    • AZGirl says:

      Thank you all. Fingers crossed.

  23. Donna says:

    I remember a while back some were talking about the Cicadas
    This article is interesting
    http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/35490/title/The-Cicadas-Are-Coming/

  24. princesspindy says:

    OMgoodness, it is 5pm and 94 degrees….thank goodness there is a great breeze!!

    • djprincessc says:

      Seriously PP! Its soooo hott and windy outside. Very strange weather. I’m positive the government f*cks with our weather. LOL.

      • Nancy says:

        Hi dj,
        I just turned on the air conditioner. I just couldn’t take it anymore.
        The cats are miserable.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Wow, it’s that hot???

        • djprincessc says:

          Hiiii Nancy!! How have you been?? I’m glad you have AC, we don’t. Since we live so close to the beach like 98% of the homes or apartment buildings don’t have it! I have my fan on me though, I just ate In N Out and now I’m kinda sleepy. lol!!!

          • Nancy says:

            Hi dj,
            I’ve been taking a CEU class to renew my nursing license so I’ve been studying.
            Did you see that one of our Lynn family passed the real-estate exam? 🙂

            You should get a fan as they really help.

            • djprincessc says:

              Ohhhhh I see! Yes, I did and I am very happy for her! I told realhousewiveva that she can ask me anything, I wish that when I started I had someone give me an honest description of how the business really is, which is STRESSFUL! People tend to glamorize our job A LOT! I actually am looking for another job in Real Estate like an assistant or office manager for another company. The stress and unpredictableness of the job is a little much for me so I am looking to have a regular 9-5 job in the business and use my license secondary and I will be 100% content with that! lol. Good luck with studying!! 🙂

              • Nancy says:

                I bet it is stressful esp in Calif. That’s nice that you want to help realhousewiveva.

    • ladebra says:

      103 in the Valley. We skipped Spring and went right to Summer.

    • AZGirl says:

      Crazy hot for May. 103 today in AZ

  25. Nancy says:

    Lainey thought you might like this.

  26. SCGirl says:

    All of you guys that live in California are so lucky, especially those who live in Orange County and San Fran! Cali seems like a world away to a South Carolina girl like me. In my mind people that live in Cali are the luckiest people in the world. For those of you that live in Orange County, do you actually ever see those OC wives running around town?

    • djprincessc says:

      Stay in SC, taxes and food are beyond expensive, and the traffic is ridiculous here!!! I live in Torrance which is in Southern California or the South Bay really, its about 45 to 1h from OC and I was actually in Irvine on Saturday for a gfs baby shower. I’ve never seen any of the OC wives but I have some friends who have met Lisa at SUR in West Hollywood and Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills. I haven’t been to either one yet but they are closer to me than OC. If you love California just come here for vacation, because seriously the traffic here has me at my witts end lately!! lol.

    • BB says:

      SCGirl. The grass is always greener on the other side. Lol! I like the East Coast and have no desire to live in CA. OK for a visit, but not to live. They’ve got problems just like everybody else.

    • janey says:

      I work in a grocery store right outside of Coto De Caza, and many of them come shopping there often. I have spoken with Vicky, Tamra, Eddie, Brooks, Brianna and her husband, Jeana Keough. I used to see Tammy Knickerbocker all the time. All of them are friendly and polite. They don’t act like they do on the show when they grocery shop apparently.

      • MM in OC says:

        I love living in the OC. I’m in surf city USA (Huntington Beach). However, I’m very pale and never go to the beach. You get so caught up in life you forget you live in such a beautiful place! Sometimes all it takes is a drive down PCH to really appreciate how great it is here. However, I’ll likely never be able to afford a house on my own unless I live off top ramen. Condos = $300k-$400k, plus $300+ per month for HOA. Crazy expensive. Also, everyone if very shallow. Everyone is keeping up with the jones (which is why all these OC housewives overextend themselve). Best thing about SoCal is the weather. Being born and raised here, even a few sprinkles ruins my day. 🙂

  27. Orson says:

    i think Heather needs to see a proctologist to get that stick out of her patoot.

  28. Nancy says:

    Heather needs to lighten the f up.

  29. austin1963 says:

    Heather has serious issues. Talk about first world rich-girl problems. . . and Trampra is disgusting. “You need to plug into me” – “You need to ride me” (instead of your bicycle). Srsly, she is gross.

    • Mene Seela says:

      That is gross. Maybe he’ll be a terrible driver and they will both go off the cliff.

  30. Orson says:

    And Vicki needs a Donn or someone like him around to keep her from saying inappropriate stuff when she’s drinking.

  31. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Hi all-I’m missing OC-I’m very busy baking cookies. My older daughter Annabelle is being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society tomorrow and she volunteered ME to back cookies for the reception. Wasn’t that so nice of her??? Yeah I thought so too!! If I weren’t so proud of her achievement I would give her the business!!!!!

    • BB says:

      Congratulations to Annabelle! My kids were always doing stuff like that OR needing poster board the night before a project is due when they’ve know about it for weeks. Don’t miss those days! I’m not watching OC either, just because I’m not in the mood.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Thanks BB-I have learned to buy poster board in the big pack-this way I always have.I don’t know how many times I have sent Kevin to Staples to get poster board at the last minute!! Why do our children do these things???
        I feel like missing OC is a bonus-I don’t feel like be aggravated by those witches tonight!!!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Congrats to your NJHS girl!!! She is definitely on the right path!! what kinda cookies you baking? I’m baking some dark choc Ghiradelli brownies tonight for my director’s bday. It’s a box mix – mighty tasty!!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Thanks Lainey-I’m so proud of her-she is so smart and such a good girl!! I’m making chocolate chip cookies-last batch just came out of the oven…kitchen closed!!!

  32. Nancy says:

    Our power just went off. I guess the air conditioner was too much.
    It takes forever to get the TV turned on again so have fun chatting.

    • austin1963 says:

      You’re not missing anything!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      oh wow….I’m watching the voice and they are without air conditioning. yucky. Everybody looks pretty good. no one has melted, yet.

  33. Nancy says:

    Eddie’s gay.

    • austin1963 says:

      He is so gay! Not that there’s anything wrong with that but I think Trampra’s in for a surprise.
      And did Her Heathership really give up *that* much of her huge talent to be married to a successful plastic surgeon, have a huge beautiful home, and four lovely children? She acts like she was the next Meryl Streep but gave it all up to be with Terry. What utter BS.

  34. cocfarm says:

    Thanks for the blog.
    I was stunned the way Sherri talked to Erik when they questioned them. What a jerk. I can’t believe he sat down…w/o popping her one in he nose! I didn’t watch the season but loved the recaps.

    • melthehound says:

      ‘w/o popping her one in the nose’

      Hehe.. That would have been worth watching 😀

  35. Nancy says:

    Tamara needs to stop drinking so much as she’s really puffy in the face.
    Not a good look.

  36. Orson says:

    Okay, Brianna has to start on losing that baby weight.

  37. realhousewifeva says:

    I turned on Bravo to watch the newlyweds show and the end of OC is on…SHUT UP TAMRA, stop making excuses for being a horrid, awful, nasty bitch. You even look bitchy in your talking head.

  38. Nancy says:

    Is this news to Eddie?

    • realhousewifeva says:

      Sounds like this marriage will work out wonderfully…never talk about your pasts, never talk things out- just scream and yell…Yup, match made in heaven. So glad I don`t watch this show…I saw literally the last 5 minutes and it made me sick. lol

  39. Nancy says:

    Congratulations boston. 🙂 The Toronto Maple leafs are going home.

    • princesspindy says:

      My close friend had that done a few years ago, her mother, sisters and aunts all had breast cancer and she had the gene. She is really glad she did it….

      • BB says:

        I would probably do it if I were in their situation. I’m just as surprised it didn’t get leaked to the public before she announced it herself.

      • chismosa says:

        Wow that’s a lot of family members Princess.

        That reminds me, I always forget you have to take your father’s side into account as well.

    • chismosa says:

      She made the right brave choice. I remember I feel like it was Christina Applegate was the first celeb that really brought this to light for me.

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