Let’s Chat – Real Housewives of New Jersey

I just got back from the grocery store and saw that Teresa has a cover of Life and Style- something about Joe cheating with the nanny.  If so – ??????  – who would cheat with him???

I’m still obsessed with Mad Men so it’ll be a bit before I return to housewives. For those of you that are watching – let’s chat.

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Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: nomoredrama8@gmail.com. Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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494 Responses to Let’s Chat – Real Housewives of New Jersey

  1. lillybee says:

    First but I don’t want George.

  2. Noelle says:

    STFU Melissa! R.E.A.L.L.Y.????

    • cusi77 says:

      She needs to move Cauze, ya know, the girlies will go to the same High School… in 7 years!!!

      • Noelle says:

        Jackass she is!

      • melthehound says:

        They aren’t ever going to sell that monstrosity, Not at their asking price. They can move though and I’m sure the area would be glad to be rid of the Marcos.

        • princesspindy says:

          I am sure they are drowning….as in ….underwater!

          • melthehound says:

            I think so too PP.. I don’t think it has anything to do with Teresa. You can live next door to someone and never see them..

        • Rebecca says:

          They won’t have to. The bank will take it off their hands soon.

  3. Nancy says:

    God I hate Caroline.

  4. Powell says:

    Good evening everyone. Have fun watching NJ.

    Sigh.. I get kind of sad when Sunday evening comes because I have to get myself ready for work tomorrow. Oh well. 🙂

  5. melthehound says:

    Whatever it was Milania said, Gia told her not to say it again… I guess Poppa Gorga is getting a pacemaker…

    • Noelle says:

      He’d die without the pacemaker. Heart stops=die…per Milania.

      • princesspindy says:

        Milania Guidice M.D. ~~~~~~~~~ that’s a reality show I would watch~!!!!

        • Noelle says:

          I’m so with you!
          I have a “Milania” type, and they’re their own little person, with a 90 yr old soul!
          What can I say, I do my best.
          Wouldn’t change her for the world!

  6. Kat From Ohio says:

    wow when i saw fran on camera for a second i was all “wait caroline and dina made up? god dina gained weight!” then i realized… all those laurita kids look alike.

  7. Noelle says:

    You are first lillybee….
    he’s your prize for the day!

  8. Nancy says:

    Does he ever take those dogs out? Animal abuse!

    • chismosa says:

      Nancy I didn’t like that either. Why are the shepherds in that cage-y thing? Shouldn’t they have free reign of the big mansion? And the grounds ?

  9. BB says:

    Y’all have fun with your Jersey chat. I may be back later.

  10. The Walikes make my skin crawl.

  11. lillybee says:

    Joseph is getting good looking, hope he doesn’t look like his dad when he gets older.

  12. Nancy says:

    He is disgusting!

  13. lillybee says:

    Did Kathy name him after Joey Go.

  14. Hellllooo!
    Back for the punishment that is watching the NJ fambly fight over everything! How is the Lynnfam doing? Trying to stay cool in NJ it got a little hot the last few days : lol :

  15. windycitywondering2 says:

    Disgusting Walikes and now Wacky Jacky exploiting Nicholas….this show is just getting too difficult to watch.

  16. Nancy says:

    There are no words…

  17. Noelle says:

    OMG???
    Did Lauren just REALLY say Teresa’s kids are being raised by “WOLVES??”
    YOU ASSWIPE!!

  18. windycitywondering2 says:

    Juicy giving good advice – get up and leave!

    • Noelle says:

      Amen.
      (Love *seeing* you WCW)

    • princesspindy says:

      I’ve said it before, Joe Guidice, The Voice of Reason!

      • Noelle says:

        He really is, he doesn’t give a shit!
        He’s a Mans’ Man and (good or bad as he is) I like him for it.
        Has he ever been seen in a TH? Not that I can recall…
        Unlike little jo and creeper chrislurker and..wait…for it…repulsive richie w….chillzzzz

  19. Noelle says:

    Lauren is nothing but a miny bitter BITCH asshole!!

    • melthehound says:

      I’m only half listening to the show as I read the comments but from the sound of it, the recap is going to be fun to write….

    • chismosa says:

      Do you mean minor or winy— I think the Don and an uncaring father made her winy

      So sad. And what a SMALL bedroom for such a huge house

      • Noelle says:

        Hey there again chismosa,
        Typing too fast, again, on my dinosaur.
        I meant to type ‘winy’ ~ you don’t miss a beat. hmm..
        I agree, Lauren was looked over by her parents. Shame on them.

        By NO means is that an excuse for her to be an Asshole IRL.
        Smootches 😉

        • chismosa says:

          I get it.

          I’m just so relieved we’re two episodes in and not inundated with the Manzo baby boys ! Just a small shot of them at poker night

  20. cusi77 says:

    The young college girls with 1700 Dollars Louis Vuitton purse… wow!

    • melthehound says:

      Hehe.. Every college girl should have one, right? Where I went to college, stuff like that would likely get stolen..

    • NJBev says:

      Gia was carrying one last week—
      no one suffering in this group-

      • Noelle says:

        Hi Bev!!
        Teresa said that purse Gia had was her first one (Teresa) received upon her high school graduation…she then gave to Gia.
        I can see that.

      • HW in the OC says:

        No Gia was not carrying a Louis Vuitton bag (not sure if Tre knows the difference or if she referenced it as such), Gia was carrying a Fendi bag. This brand is just as expensive, but I don’t know who trumps who in price), but they are not cheap. I had several of these in the early 90’s and at that time a small bag (real small) ran about $5oo and the large duffles (looks like the Louis) ran around $1000, depending on the size. They are both constructed out of special vinyl and the leather is on the trims. The problem with the Fendi’s is that the outside of the bag sticks together in the sweltering heat. By that I mean, when I had them in storage in my closet when not using, they would stick together (looked nasty) and it looked bad when using as the letter “F” on the outside looked smeared. I finally gave up on the bags and dumped them in the trash. Now my Louis (I had a small duffle), held up pretty well in storage. I don’t know about the current Fendi’s as I have no interest in buying them. As for my L. Vuitton, I gave to my daughter when she was 14 and she loves it. She gets complements from everyone, young and old, and women, when we are shopping together, even ask if it’s real (LOL), because my Louis has the darker leather trim (the newer ones have a much lighter blonder leather trim). My daughter does not use the bag to school, but the school that she goes to has a lot of girls using them, I’m talking about the big bags that cost more than a grand. I myself can’t afford nor get myself to pay for something that expensive. Mine was a gift from an ex, which is why I stopped using it, but kept it because I know how much it cost. Now my daughter is enjoying it, glad I kept it. FYI..all of my Fendi’s were free from a best friend.

        PS…though not a constant poster, I enjoy everyone’s comments whether I agree or disagree. I am not an OC watcher or fan (but I do live in the OC (HB for that matter), I rather read the recaps here.

        • Laineylainey says:

          Welcome!

        • chismosa says:

          Hi and welcome and I have to say, by analysis of the straps of the Fendi last week— it looked fake
          Total Chinatown

        • djprincessc says:

          Fendi is so boring, Idk anyone that even cares about them. Louis Vuitton is nice but there are SO many knock off’s like you said. They’re both expensive just in different ways. I think Fendi might be slightly more expensive. You can get a basic Louis Vuitton monogram for like $600 I think, I have one that was like $800 when I got it a few years ago. The most expensive are Chanel, Chloe and of course Hermes. I have a Chanel bag I bought like 7 years ago and at that time it was $1500 now its like $2700 at least!! CRAZY!!! I love Chanel though what woman doesn’t?!?! lol

          • chismosa says:

            DJ don’t you dare tell me Fendi is no big deal when 10 years ago in the throws of Sex and the City the baguette was EVERYTHING !

            Classic
            Lol

            • djprincessc says:

              Hahahahahhaahah!!! I’m sorry!! Maybe not in CA?? I never hear anyone mention it anymore!! lol.

              • HW in the OC says:

                djprincessc….you may be right about this, as when I was using them in the 90’s I had just come from SF and my girlfriend still lived there. She was the one giving me her handoff’s. Maybe it’s cultural and the city life, because I remember all my friends from SF couldn’t believe I moved to LA (the Valley even) and they were constantly commenting how different LA was (when visiting) and nothing like SF. Like they were crazy beyond shocked. I used to laugh at them but I did get it and truly understood their comments. Because I sometimes find myself saying the same thing. I still do to this day miss that city life, but I truly love living in Surf City (HB).

                Thank you everyone for welcoming me. Like I said I don’t always comment…but I love love reading the blogs and all the comments.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Howdy Neigbour, I am in the OC too (San Clemente)

  21. cusi77 says:

    You are a disgrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrace Rich!!!!! Behave like an adult! Shhh!

  22. Nancy says:

    I wonder where they really live?

  23. Nancy says:

    Bravo is really giving it to them. YES!!!

  24. windycitywondering2 says:

    Joey Michaelangelo? Has he been demoted from Gift from God?

  25. Kat From Ohio says:

    first impressions of jen: she seems kind of fun actually. i love that she’s telling them how it is.

  26. cusi77 says:

    Melissa did her nose for this Season!!!!!! I am suuuurreeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • melthehound says:

      She’s been trying to make herself look like Jenni from the block (Jennifer Lopez) for a couple years now. Become a total Diva apparently.. Couldn’t be bothered to show at a meet and greet a few days ago that Jill (no not that Jill) went to. Jac skipped out on it too.

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      I was thinking the same thing!

  27. windycitywondering2 says:

    My money is on Teresa in the coming battle royale – Caroline can’t even follow her own advice!

    • cusi77 says:

      Caroline is a pile of contradictions! Love, love, love and she is not speaking terms , at least we know for sure, with Dina!

  28. Jules says:

    Trying to remember what Tre did to lauren to make her soo nasty towards her. Can anyone remind?

    • melthehound says:

      Talked about her mom in a cookbook is the only thing I can think of.. Lauren is just bitter that she wasn’t born with a kickstand so she could be like her brothers.

      • Jules says:

        Thank you. That lauren is just a sad girl. As we say in SC ” bless her heart”

        • melthehound says:

          I love that saying from you Southern ladies 😀

        • SCGIRL says:

          Hello Jules!
          Just saw that you are from South Carolina, me too. I have to ask if you don’t mind, where are you from in SC? So happy to see someone else here from SC! I am in Clemson SC.

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      I can’t remember any specific incident but IMHO – Lauren is trying to seek her mother’s approval so she is disrespecting Tre to earn it.

    • missusmc says:

      She criticized her getting lap band instead of losing weight naturally.

  29. Sus says:

    I like how what’s her face told Al that “Joe asked her to talk to Theresa” That’s not what happened. She inserted her butt into their fight to get camera time. I want some honesty here.

  30. Nancy says:

    “You look pretty good.” LOL

  31. Kat From Ohio says:

    caroline get the HELL out with your ridiculous advice. you’re NOT on speaking terms with multiple siblings. quit effing preaching

    • melthehound says:

      If her advice was so great, she wouldn’t be at odds with her own siblings. I said last week… Them that can, do.. Them that can’t… well you know the saying (’cause I know some teachers who can also do 😉 )

  32. cusi77 says:

    Caroline is waiting Teresa with cameras, Teresa arrives with cameras and is laughable that being the restaurant empty… Reality show.

  33. windycitywondering2 says:

    Go Teresa! Give it right back to that sanctimonious sack o s**t!

  34. Jules says:

    Go Tre.

  35. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Caroline has some balls sitting there and telling Teresa all this crap when she is fighting with her siblings!! Just b/c she has more than one sibling it doesn’t make the situation any different!! What a crock of shit!!!

  36. Kat From Ohio says:

    i’m pretty sure they were at the restaurant where Kim G called Danielle out for her “fake and square tits”

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Square tits….that was the funniest!!!

    • melthehound says:

      Maybe it’s just because I have a kickstand but I would love to see what Square tits look like. Did she have boxes implanted?

      Oddly, over the last couple seasons, I’m looking back and feeling a bit sorry for Danielle..

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I feel sorry for her when I think about how they treated her-but then I will catch a rerun of season 1 and 2 and my feeling sorry for her goes out the window…she was a little crazy and she loved drama!!!! She fit a lot more than she thought!!!

    • princesspindy says:

      omg that was sooo funny!

  37. Noelle says:

    Who does Caroline think think the f#$k is??
    I’m so into kick boxing…wanna go Bitter clown..BITCH!!

  38. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Ewwwww-they are gross

  39. Noelle says:

    *she*

  40. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Why is it so shocking that Chris is staying with Jac and that he is good with his son??? These people are such animals that they celebrate the fact that he isn’t a total douche??? How weird!!!

    • missusmc says:

      This happens a lot. People get praised for not being horrible to their children just because they’re different. Disgusting.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        It’s so sad-in my family we would expect the men to be honorable men-not have a friggen parade b/c they are not acting like animals!!! My niece was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 5-I would never think to tell my brother that I’m proud of him for staying with his wife-it’s so stupid. I’m proud of the way they both handled the situation but I’m not proud that they didn’t get a divorce-I never expected they would…ya know what I’m sayin’???

        • missusmc says:

          It just perpetuates the myth that autism makes you “less than.” As if, because this child is different, it’s understandable if Chris leaves. I would never, ever praise my husband for not leaving my kids or me. I totally get what you’re saying!

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Thank you!!! I wasn’t sure it was coming across the right way!! I’m glad you “get me”!!!

        • chismosa says:

          Jill– if you see this, I’m sorry about your niece– I was just wondering does childhood diabetes/ type 1- is it genetic?
          I’m wondering because a very close friend of mine has a brother with type 1 and she has young children now (15 months and 3) and I wonder if that is something that would be passed on. It’s hard to talk to her about that stuff …..
          And I can’t find good info online
          Just wondering, thanks

          And I totally get what you were saying. Though I don’t think (jmho) that they were being overly effusive with Chris about him sticking it out with Jacq. I don’t know

          But I get what you are saying !

  41. lillybee says:

    Jaq doesn’t deserve Chris.

  42. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    This is not for TV-these gross ass people have no shame!!!!

  43. windycitywondering2 says:

    Losers poker and now they are exploiting Nicholas.

    • lillybee says:

      That scene should have been kept private.

      • windycitywondering2 says:

        Totally agree! They are treating him like a puppy learning tricks with treats.

      • missusmc says:

        I feel dirty after that scene. Poor Nicholas. He is not being accepted, or understood. I feel so bad for him.

    • AZGirl says:

      Dear God this is so wrong on many levels. Nic just wants the lollipop.

    • Sasha says:

      I don’t think he is being exploited one bit. It is a celebration of his accomplishment. I have a relative with autism so I can tell you we love gathering to witness special moments.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Gathering with FAMILY would be great-but on this show?? This show is no place for that-it looks like they are using him and its so very sad!!

        • missusmc says:

          I am too emotional about this, so I’m going to quit commenting for my own good. But can I just say that I 100% agree with everything you’re saying tonight?

        • Sasha says:

          Doesn’t look that way to me. I loved the emotion in the room and it brought tears to my eyes. Nick is not being used. Autism becomes your whole life especially when it is newly diagnosed. I think these responses are more about the dislike of Jacqueline.

          • Nancy says:

            Not at all.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            My dislike of Jac has nothing to do with how I personally feel about this situation. If this was a respectable show and she wanted to bethe autism awareness spokesperson-I would be all for it. This show is no place for children-any children!!

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            I think we are all delighted that Nic was able to make a 3 word sentence and a significant one at that but at the same time…I don’t think for a minute THAT MOMENT WAS THE FIRST TIME HE SAID IT (after being diagnosed).

            This wasn’t something that happened organically and they just happened to capture it on film. This was something contrived and plotted by cast members and producers as part of a story line.

            As a result they comprised the integrity of an innocent child’s achievement. That is what is so revolting to me and what I think that is at least impart why many of the other commentators are upset.

      • Nancy says:

        Really? My cousins son is autistic and they would never put him on TV.

        • BB says:

          That’s one of the main reasons I’m not watching NJ with you guys.

          • Nancy says:

            I might be following your lead. We should blog the 3rd season of Call the Midwife.

        • chismosa says:

          But would be have been on the show starting out autistic ? This character, (for all intents and purposes)- Jacqueline, developed this late in her seasons on the show
          Just saying

    • Noelle says:

      I just can’t wrap my brain around that.
      I would NEVER be on a ‘reality show’ to begin with let alone a child in these circumstances.
      I just can’t…. Even imagine.

  44. Nancy says:

    This is so inappropriate.

  45. BB says:

    I am watching The Next HGTV Star and one of the judges, Sabrina Soto, looks different. Lots of makeup or maybe even had some work done. I like her “before” look better.

  46. missusmc says:

    Someone said that Jacqueline either reads this or has ‘her people’ read this. With that in mind: Dear Jacqueline and/or Chris: Your child is autistic. He is not a trained monkey. There is a difference. Perhaps you should learn the difference before you call yourself autism advocates. Quit parading him out and exploiting him for camera time on your trashy TV show. You are both absolutely disgraceful.

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      I agree!

    • Brenda says:

      Autistic children love their parents. Jac may have to learn to see how her child expresses affection nonverbally and not take it personally if he doesn’t say those words — and likewise take it as step one of a “cure: if he is taught to parrot those words. .

    • Sasha says:

      I didn’t see a trained monkey show at all. I saw a beautiful moment. Those that don’t like Jacqueline will see it differently. We celebrate all my autistic relative’s accomplishments and if there’s a crowd around it just means the more the merrier.

      • Nancy says:

        That’s different than being on TV though. He’s too young to give a vote on this.

        • Sasha says:

          Most of the kids we see on reality TV don’t have a vote. So until Nick is banging cymbals together like a trained monkey……. I’m cool with seeing his progress.

        • SCGIRL says:

          I totally agree Nancy! Highly inappropriate to parade Nic around that way…very disturbing.

      • missusmc says:

        I don’t see it differently because I dislike Jacqueline. I see it differently because I am a mother of autistic twin boys who are Nicholas’ age. My children received their diagnoses at roughly the same time as Nicholas did. I’ve been very interested in how this entire situation is handled on the show. Beyond my experience as a mother of autistic children, I am a mother and a decent human being. When you watch Jacqueline on this show, the focus is on her (and to an extent, that’s what the show is designed to be, so I’ll give a little grace there). But when I’m constantly hearing her talk about how SHE’s on this autism journey, and how hard it is for HER to be around other people, and how SHE needs to hear “I love you” from her child… it’s too, too much. Part of being a mother, a decent human being, and a mother of autistic children is being selfless. It’s just part of the gig. And ultimately, while I’m not opposed to autism being portrayed on TV, I am opposed to reinforcing negative stereotypes against autism (expecting father to leave, focusing on “recovering” the child, as if he doesn’t offer anything worthwhile unless he is verbal) on trash TV. If their focus is 100% into Nicholas, as they claim, they wouldn’t be on this show anymore.

        • Nancy says:

          missusmc,
          May I ask how your boys are doing? My cousins son is autistic and he is doing
          rather well.

          • missusmc says:

            They’re doing really well. Thanks for asking! They’re developing in their own time frame, which is okay. They’re remarkable, extraordinary kiddos, and I couldn’t be prouder of them. I think it’s important to allow them to be kids, so when they’re at home, they can be as “autistic” as they want to be. Once we stopped hyperfocusing on therapy 24/7 and started accepting who they are more, quirks and all, that’s when we started seeing the most improvement and development. All kids want love and acceptance, and every child, autism or not, deserves to be treated as if the sky is the limit for them 🙂

            • Nancy says:

              I agree. My cousin put his son on a dairy free diet and it has really helped.
              He’s in Jr High school right now and doing really well. Do you have any other
              children?

            • chismosa says:

              MISS- thanks for your enlightening view on this. Just wanted to tell you.

              And I’m sorry watching this is so hard for you and hits sensitive spots. 😦

              — did you by any chance live anywhere near highways while you were pregnant with your two kids ? I’m just wondering. It’s a new theory I keep hearing about. So I wonder about where to live and all that stuff……

              Again, thanks for your informative and impassioned pov.

        • Sasha says:

          Miss, we are just going to have different views and that is fine with me. I have no issue with Nick’s television time and I think Jac and Chris are still finding their way and perhaps are making mistakes. One thing I refuse to do as a decent human being(because I consider myself one like you do yourself) is to get on this here blog call them names and judge. I can do this because I know how autism can affect an entire family.

          • missusmc says:

            OK. But, because I’m a brat like that, you did judge each and every single one of us who object to Nicholas being on TV. You said it was because we all hated Jacqueline. I don’t dislike her at all. That’s why I explained myself. I was just responding to what you were saying about all of us.

            • Nancy says:

              Thank-you.

            • Sasha says:

              No mam there was no judgement at all. Just my two cents. I will say that even though I don’t comment much, I do have an idea of the likes and dislikes around here. I myself tend to see some good in everybody so sometimes I just don’t get it.

              • missusmc says:

                I actually was a big fan of Jacqueline before I started following her autism blogs and interviews. Recovery talk rubs me the wrong way. I’m also in the minority with liking Caroline, so I get that it’s not easy to disagree with someone here. I’m not trying to be a brat or argumentative. I do see your point. Really. And for what it’s worth, many moms of autistic kids, Jenny McCarthy and a whole host of bloggers included, that emphatically disagree with my viewpoints. I just feel very passionately about the kids on this show.

              • BB says:

                So it seems to me that you are still of the opinion that those who don’t think Jac should be showing Nick’s “therapy” sessions on TV are only saying that because they don’t like Jacqueline. I don’t agree that’s the reason.

                • Sasha says:

                  BB I am not saying that at all but let’s not kid ourselves and pretend it does not affect some opinions. I liked tonight’s show. There was no fighting and most of it was lighthearted. The most disgusting thing to me was Teresa’s period joke.

                  • chismosa says:

                    That was super disgusting. Even a man with high standards like gorilla Joe was grossed out

                    That there tells you something !

              • Laineylainey says:

                So you see good in everyone…and we don’t? How about us, is there any good in us, even if you don’t get it? Kinda sounds like you are judging and criticizing anyone who doesn’t like someone that you like. We may pick apart a reality star but generally, not each other. Do you think you can get that? Try. There’s a difference.

                • Sasha says:

                  Whoa and hold up!!!! I hate when it gets nasty. I was having a good time commenting and now I am judging and criticizing. I don’t care who likes-loves-dislikes Jacqueline. I thought I was free to put my opinion out there like anyone else. One person questions me on being judgmental and now we are going to run with it. So you personally may not pick a reality star apart but I feel like you are coming for me.

                  • Laineylainey says:

                    I did say “generally”…. I didn’t say we never or I never…. You are standing by what you posted. That’s cool I can respect that. I am standing by what I posted, too. You have an opinion. I do, too. Even though You have characterized my post as nasty; I still respect your opinion. Gonna go have some Chardonnay now, cheers! And continued happy posting! 😉

                    • Sasha says:

                      Generally,,,,Never…..Whatever. I will just let this be and as always it has been amusing and entertaining. Cheers to you and it is always my goal to happy post.

                    • Laineylainey says:

                      I’ll see your “Whatever” and raise you a “seriously?”

              • NJBev says:

                Sasha
                It’s ok. Many of us get what you are saying.Problem is, as much as people
                promise not to get mean, they can’t help themselves. Missusmc is understandably
                sensitive to the Autism issue.I certainly do not blame her- at all-.. She understands the aspects of her own life very well of course.
                Others must be able to express their opinion as well, without fear of recrimination.
                I’m sorry you got a little
                “chewed up” tonite. One thing I have learned about NJ is that I keep
                my mouth shut b/c I have a very different opinion than most others here.
                I got such an ass kicking last year that I swore I would not post a word
                during NJ. Most here are very reasonable. The NJHW create some
                very intense feelings. I am no exception. But my opinions are not popular ones
                and therefor, I will keep my opinions to myself.
                You are allowed to say whatever you want and should be allowed the freedom
                to do so….. live and learn

                • Sasha says:

                  Bev, I am more amused than chewed up but thanks for caring. I still don’t get why I can’t see a situation differently without being run out of town by a mob with flaming torches.

                  No one here knows how autism touches my life and I will probably never share that.

                  It’s a little sad that there are people that probably won’t comment for fear of being tag teamed for making an unpopular comment.

                  Such is life………….

                  • missusmc says:

                    You were pretty relentless. We could have just agreed to disagree, but you have gotten the last word in (besides this post, I suppose), and you dismissed my unique perspective by saying that I just dislike Jacqueline, so that’s why I don’t understand why what she did was wrong. I don’t think I have a monopoly on autism experiences; I do, however, have a situation that is very similar to Jacqueline’s. If you had started your own thread after disagreeing with me once or twice, that would have been one thing. I’m sorry that you think that you have to hide your autism tie. I know that you have experiences with autism, too. I just feel like I should have been able to state my opinion without you rebuffing every thing I had to say, and without you attributing my opinions to just disliking Jac.

                    • Sasha says:

                      Miss, I thought we did agree to disagree. I was responding to others. Sorry if it seemed as if I was directing any comments at you after that. It was not my intention. You seemed very emotional about it so I was even concerned about hurting your feelings. I’m really a sensitive girl even though I probably lace my comments with a little too much sarcasm.

        • Donna says:

          (((((missusme))))) Thank you for the education, I appreciate it.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Well said, msusmc. Jac got to cry on camera so all is well in her world. it’s the poor Jac show. She’s most happy in that role…go back to season 1…when it was ‘poor Jac that she has Ashley h. For a daughter.” I never fell for her martyr act and despised the way she exploited her then-minor child. Round 2. Go Jac! No really, gooooo! Away.

      • Orson says:

        Um, here’s what I saw. Nicholas said, with coaching, “Mommy, I love you”. And got positive reinforcement. Yes, I saw he was more interested in putting the lollipop in his mouth than getting kissed and hugged by his mother, but isn’t that a kid anyway? I remember when my niece and nephew were being potty trained and got some m&ms and praise when they went in the potty. How is it different when Chris gives Nicky a lollipop?

        Oh, one more thing: Sometimes people are different and that is okay.

  47. cusi77 says:

    Oh! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Design Star is at the same time as RHONJ!!!!!

    • melthehound says:

      Sorry you missed it Cusi.. Maybe it will air again later? If you happen to be awake at 3am eastern..

  48. cusi77 says:

    Oh! Well! I prefer your company here… I will watch the other later or in Internet…

  49. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    So Chris work with Nick so that he could say “I love you” on the same show his mom talked about bleaching her asshole? This is so disturbing to me-I can’t even!!!!

  50. lillybee says:

    Please keep Nick off camera.

  51. AZGirl says:

    I just can’t handle NJ. They are just all a mess. Rosie playing poker with the boys…really…give me a break. Memo to Bravo….Andy does not need to promote is agenda on programing.

    • Laineylainey says:

      They will not read that memo. It’s been heavily redacted. They will see “Andy …..is on programming.”

  52. cusi77 says:

    Design Star Repeat is at 2:00 AM, I will record it this time!

  53. BB says:

    Jac, Mel and Caro have already posted their Bravo blogs.

  54. I remember back to the first season of RHNJ – they actually made me laugh! Bravo needs to realize that drama between relatives isn’t entertainment.

    • Noelle says:

      ITA! I loved the 1st season also.
      I think now, Since we all have such a division of opinion, is based on(and coming from) our own ‘family’ experiences.
      I believe that’s why we’re so passionate about what we post….it’s coming from our own life experiences. Great to see 😉 you again!

  55. melthehound says:

    A little off topic and something you might find interesting.. My aunt is in town from San Francisco for her 80th birthday party which was held last night. My cousin, had ordered a cake and when they went to pick it up, an hour before the party, there was no cake or record of the order. So they had to pick something else to substitute, and write happy birthday on it. On this cake was a Huge Bow (like a bow tie).. I had to laugh at that and yes, I broke the corner off it it 😉 I didn’t tell anyone what I was laughing at though.. My aunt, who is not a cake person, thought the cake was hideous.

    • BB says:

      OMG, You broke a piece off the bow! How could you! Do you know how much thought went into that bow! You RUINED that cake! You RUINED the party for everyone!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      #Bowgate 2013!!!

    • melthehound says:

      Strangely enough, nobody cared …

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Maybe no one cared b/c there wasn’t a camera crew there!!!

        • melthehound says:

          That’s funny 😀 It was just one of those sheet cakes like you buy at the grocery store and truthfully, I doubt anyone noticed. It wasn’t all roped off and stuff like that (and it didn’t taste very good either. I hate cakes that are more icing than cake. Makes my teeth hurt just looking at them.

      • BB says:

        Oh, by that you mean Her Heatherness wasn’t there. Lucky you! I thought you were going to make the excuse that you suffer from low blood sugar and needed it so you wouldn’t pass out. 😀

    • Laineylainey says:

      Cake Defiler!

  56. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I wonder how Rosie really feels about the way she is portrayed on the show. Just b/c she likes women she gets to play poker with the boys? (And yes-I know how funny this statement is..poker!!) . Like all lesbians want to be one of the boys?? She comes off as a joke I think-JMPO!!!

    • Nancy says:

      I can’t stand Andy Cohen.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Nancy it’s not Andy-it’s the production company-Andy doesn’t film them. And Rosie is a grown woman who should be have more pride in herself than to be shown like this-maybe she wants fame more than respect!!!

        • Nancy says:

          It’s just soo tacky.

        • chismosa says:

          I don’t know Jill… I vascillate between blaming Andy vs the production companies.
          Andy ultimately hires and/or decides which prod companies stay
          So in the end….. It is sort of Andy right?

          I hope he’s getting rain and terrible weather wherever he is right now. Yuck

    • Orson says:

      Maybe she’s just happy to be accepted by anyone?

  57. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Anyone watching the Princesses???

    • lillybee says:

      I am watching Food Network Star. A little snarky but not mean which is what I need after NJ.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      I’m giving princesses a chance. If it gets too disgusting I’m going to forget it exists. I was excited to see Il Bacco the restaurant where Erica, Erica’s boyfriend, Amanda, & Jeff went for dinner. I have had some fun times at that restaurant. They serve really good Italian food and the owner hits on any tall brunette that he comes across. He tried to stick his tongue in my ear while I was on my cell. While that wasn’t a highlight, I still remember having some good times there and the staff welcomes you with open arms.

      • missusmc says:

        I’m going to watch it tomorrow when my husband won’t be home to judge me 🙂 I think it’s going to be my new guilty pleasure!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Oh Ramonacoater-that’s not cute-the ear thing!!
        That girl still crying 10 years later is really annoying me b/c I don’t believe her-seems too fake and drummed up!!

        • ramonacoaster says:

          Hang ups are not cute. It seems like these girls thrive on any imagined or unimagined slight – much like JZ.

  58. Exit4 says:

    I’m no Jac fan and I don’t have a child on the spectrum, but I know people who do-and I hate to say it, but its actually not that bad. With the lollipop, if they use ABA, a reward for an accomplishment is pretty standard. In fact, you have to be consistent all the time with your methods, whether its on TV or in front of others. You WANT to show others the progress. And rewarding him and hearing the praise all around, is actually good for him. And while I think Jac is being unrealistic as far as “recovering” him, since you don’t really recover-the fact is, he has to interact with everyone on the outside. That’s what’s good for him. I know it sounds weird, but autism is unique that way. Just because he can’t speak-doesn’t mean he doesn’t KNOW. They aren’t mentally handicapped in the sense that they don’t know what’s going on. They just can verbalized it. Hence why they get frustrated.

    As for her exploiting him? I guess it’s a matter if opinion. I can see in some ways that yes it is, but I also can see that if Jac believing she’s helping others gives her the emotional and mental ease to get through the hard part, maybe it’ll be ok. As far as cameras go, it would be one thing if he was never exposed to then. But at this point he’s grown up with it. Like I said, he can’t verbalized, but he KNOWS. Even though to you and I it’s hard to fathom cameras in our faces, if its routine for him, it probably doesn’t phase him. It’s just life. As long as everyone deals with him in a sensitive manner, it’s fine. And in all honesty, at this point I’m his life, having grown up with it and being autistic, he more then likely zoned them out completely.

    I can’t believe I’m defending wacky jacky! But in seeing what little I’ve seen, and having a little peripheral spectrum knowledge, I’m not as bothered by it. And again, crazy as it sounds, all the positive reinforcement he can get-is actually, weirdly, a positive.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Hey Exit-how you been???
      I think if this was a different kind of show I wouldn’t find Jac and Chris as exploitive as I do. This show is about fighting and cursing and sex and assorted disgusting behavior. This show should not be a platform for advancing the awareness of a damn thing!! She has other venues which to do this-she wrote s articles and she has a website-she doesn’t have to do this on this show. It’s just not the place for it.

      • Laineylainey says:

        And it’s about bleachedassholes. What a great service she’s providing to the autism community. It’s profound. So glad she’s still on the show. What would the community do without jac’s guidance.

        • missusmc says:

          Actually, there are enemas that contain bleach that are administered to autistic children in an effort to cure them. I don’t know that Jacqueline has tried them, but it seems like something she would be comfortable with.

          • Laineylainey says:

            Please tell me you are making a joke albeit a bad one. Oh no, no…it as to be a joke

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Holy crap miss is that true??? I guess people will try all sorts of things if they hear it works…this one is very strange no???

            • missusmc says:

              Totally true. There are a lot of desperate parents who just want “normal” kids and they will do anything to achieve that. That’s why I’m so against the recovery mentality. BTW, I’m so NOT implying that Jac is doing that to Nicholas. That part was just a bad joke. But yes, unfortunately, a lot of “treatments” are just horrific.

              • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                Oh I got the joke!!! It’s sad that people want so much to “cure” or “recover” that they do such extreme things-but I don’t judge them for it-I don’t know that I wouldn’t be the same if I were in their shoes.

                • missusmc says:

                  I don’t know… bleach enemas seem pretty extreme for a treatment or cure for autism, don’t you think? I feel like some things are OK to try, but some things are just so obviously wrong. This would be one of them.

                • Laineylainey says:

                  You would not give them bleach enemas. You oul Leave their anii alone!

                  • Laineylainey says:

                    You would…

                  • missusmc says:

                    I really wasn’t even going to bring that up, because I feel like “horrific treatments” was specific enough. But Jac just made it too easy when she brought up her gross little bleaching reference last week. I couldn’t not make a comparison!

              • Laineylainey says:

                Yeah, you’ve been telling us..but I understand better now.

      • Exit4 says:

        I’m good! I totally hear what you’re saying. I get that the content is a little, ummm, adult! LOL! But, a lot if people who watch these shows are living the same thing. In a strange way, I hope offsetting Nick with some of the more salacious stuff does open some eyes as to what’s important.

        I’m totally gonna get in trouble for this, so only Jill can read further (haha) I think our pal Brandi is more publicly exploitive with her kids. Leann too. You know what I’m saying. Having seen people go through it, him saying I love you is huge and if one person out there was given hope by that or is inspired to pull themselves up (my one friend went through serious depression after the diagnosis) and just work harder and fight harder….it’s worth it.

        Trust me, I’m surprised I feel this way too! Lol. Still team t though! Loved that the Gorga Manse was falling apart. Cracked me up!

        • melthehound says:

          You’re not going to get in trouble for it because you are speaking fact. If not more exploitative, then just as much.

        • missusmc says:

          Every single housewife has exploited their children to some extent, that’s for sure. It just feels dirtier on New Jersey because of the intensity of the feuds. I feel passionately about Nicholas being off the show, because of my connection with autism, but I also feel like CJ is perhaps too sensitive to handle the show, and I feel that Teresa’s children also need to be removed from the show, because they’re too close to and involved with the family fighting. I definitely see exploitation with Brandi, too! I just wish we could go back to the good old days of table flipping and ham throwing. It was much more enjoyable to watch.

          • melthehound says:

            I said last week in the recap, missusmc, that I didn’t believe Bravo was interested in raising awareness. I don’t really know if the Lauritas are either. However, One thing that appears to be coming from it is, we get a weekly dose of education on the topic from those here, who are going through it in one way or another, as you are.

            You’re probably right about the young kids on the show. Many have chosen to keep their kids off of the shows it seems. For instance, we barely ever saw Adrienne’s boys and in fact, on her website she had, their faces were ‘strategically’ not shown.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Yes Exit I agree that Brandi uses her kids and I have said it plenty. I think it’s gross for anyone to use their kids for advancement to stardom!! It’s just so wrong and gross to me!!

    • Sasha says:

      Exit you just said what I wanted to say but just didn’t feel like typing it.

    • chismosa says:

      Exit, I totally get what you are saying and appreciate your pov.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I don’t think anyone is concerned over the lollipop. I am so obvious to them given that when my kids finish their therapy and if they were compliant ( specifically the oldest one) they get one as a treat.

      I can not see for the life of me that Jac is helping ANYONE by making this part of her story line other than securing another season and paycheck on the show.

  59. chismosa says:

    @ NMD—- have you been reading the theories that Megan is DEAD on mad men!?!?! I am counting the seconds until 10pm!

    Out of this world. Conjecture is getting to Lost-levels !

  60. Lainey one thing we loved about Texas was how friendly everyone was. When we arrived, it was “Welcome to Houston!” When we went back to the airport, it was “Welcome back! hope you enjoyed your stay.” The bus driver taking us to the airport from the rental car place actually talked to us – wow. So we fly into Newark, NJ. Haha, no “welcome back!” The bus driver taking us to long term parking didn’t say a word, so it was back to reality. Plus we noticed how clean everything was in Houston. Yeah, it’s called “dirty jersey” for a reason! I always feel skeeved out at the mall food court here in Jersey – Freehold Mall to be exact – but in Houston the mall was spotless. There was a crew constantly cleaning the food court area. Okay, it was like 1/4 the size of the Freehold Mall food court, but still! So clean. Everything was super spread out, not cramped like here. Oh well, this is why I never go anywhere in Jersey. The movie theaters skeeve me out too. We saw a movie in Texas, and yes the theater was exceptionally clean. Me gusto Texas!

    • Donna says:

      Your comment reminded me of when my mother and I flew from Detroit Metro Airport to Oklahoma City Airport to see my brand new grandson. The people in Altus OK were very friendly and struck up friendly conversations where ever we went. Michigan can be cold at times, but I will relate a story.

      I smile a lot. While waiting in the truck for my husband to come out from a store, a women pulled up next to me and did the thingee with her hands to roll down my window, I was puzzled, she then said to me “You have a beautiful smile” It made my day!!

      When driving I do the “pay it forward” courtesy driving,,, my husband is amazed that I meet other drivers that “pay it forward” with me.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Yay! So glad that the Lone Star state rolled out the red carpet. Texas is very service oriented. Well no wonder no people say “sleeved out” a lot. They are literally sleeved out!! LOL!

    • BB says:

      I think it’s definitely a regional thing. When I first started working way back in the day, we had a guy start working in the office from New York (state, not city). He came across as very businesslike and brusque and I was a little intimidated by him, being southern and shy and all. I was doing clerical work at the time and when he would correct me on any of my work, I would always apologize for my mistake. He was gobsmacked when I did it and told me I didn’t owe him an apology. I told him, yes I did, because those were the manners my mamma taught me. He finally got used to it after a while.

    • NJBev says:

      Blue-
      How old were you when you moved to NJ from Iowa?

  61. Donna says:

    As a hetrosexual I would like to hear/read about the opinion of a person who is gay on the subject of Rosie. I say this because I sincerely would like to hear/read their opinion. A member of my family that I love to pieces is gay, and I am hesitant to ask his opinion. He is well aware that I have accepted him and in no way judged him, did I say that right?

    • BB says:

      I think you would get differing opinions about Rosie depending on the gay person you are talking to. I didn’t watch tonight’s episode, but from what I’m reading, Rosie played cards with all the menfolk and she was the only female, but that was OK because since she’s a lesbian, she’s considered “one of the boys.” To me that’s a stereotypical point of view that all lesbians are masculine and consider themselves “one of the boys.” Not a very broadminded portrayal in my opinion. And if Rosie participated in the filming of this “scene” then she apparently has no problem with it.

      • Donna says:

        Thank you!

      • missusmc says:

        Unfortunately, Bravo likes to play off of stereotypes when it comes to sexuality. And ethnicity. And gender.

      • chismosa says:

        I get what you are saying but what if Rosie went to Jacq’s house with the intent of going to play poker ?
        Maybe that is what SHE wanted to do ?

        I don’t know…… We can’t trust edits

    • NJBev says:

      IMO
      I would think that the Homosexual population is pretty
      much like the Heterosexual population. Some people are naturally
      more effeminate, and some are naturally more masculine.
      As a child, I was a tomboy and did not like playing with dolls-
      give me the woods and a good climbing tree and I was happy!
      In this regard, I’m not sure if it’s environmental or genetic.
      I never cared enough to figure that out, but it is an interesting
      topic……………..

    • Orson says:

      I have some gay, lesbian, and transgendered friends. There are all sorts of divisions within their community. Well, communities, actually. Sort of like they were real people, you know? (sarcasm there) Often, the different groups really don’t like each other much and the only thing they have in common is they’re discriminated against by the same people. So it often is a “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” thing. Just because the USA, UK, and the USSR were allied against the Third Reich, that didn’t mean the UK and USA liked the USSR much and vice versa.

      • NJBev says:

        I agree with you Orsen-
        I have so much I would love to comment on,
        but it is soo late here, and this Lady needs to go
        to bed!!
        Thank you, for keeping the conversation alive.

  62. chismosa says:

    @Princess Pindy– I sometimes see chiclet George and then sometimes I see Ter and Gorilla Juice’s wedding photo — your avatar seems to shift on me. Maybe it’s my device; just wanted to bring to your attention.

    @ Stars— thank you so much for your blog. Outstanding 👏👏👏
    😀

  63. Nancy says:

    Time for the ballet.

    • Laineylainey says:

      I know a young girl from Texas who dances with the Kirov! Joy Womack!

      • Nancy says:

        Hi Lainey,
        I was thinking about you when I posted this. You know someone! How does she
        like it? They are so strick over there but they produce such talented dancers/figure skaters. You can start this video at the beginning. It’s pretty good.

  64. Laineylainey says:

    Bringing this over from the last blog….Thank you, m’lady for snapping the pic and then posting it here for the Lynnfam to see. I do appreciate it!
    Thanks for posting the Spanish one, BB! Very cool!!

  65. princesspindy says:

    It’s interesting that the Mothers of autistic children on this blog have a problem with Jaq having her son on TV….hmmm, could that be because they know what it is like to mother an autistic child 24/7??? It is so prevalent in our society for people to say things like “Oh, I have a (insert relative, friend of, neighbor, etc.) who has a child with autism and then proceed as if….as if this gives them even a clue of what it is like to be the mother of a child with autism. IPPHO, it doesn’t. Doesn’t mean you can’t have an opinion, it’s just that it doesn’t mean as much to me personally as someone in the trenches. IPPHO Jaq is an idiot, and always has been. I am sure she is doing the best she can in the situation she is in…..not what I would do but it is her reality. I think those who know, see her for what she is…..And no one ever praised ME for not leaving my hubby and children…..wtf…..although I did have one friend tell me she was surprised I didn’t drink, lol!!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I hate that they made such a big whoop that Chris didn’t leave Jac…so stupid to praise someone for not being an asshole!! However-praising someone for not hitting the sauce is another story!!!

    • Rebecca says:

      From my point of view, I am disgusted that Wacky Jacky thinks it is GOOD for her child to “perform” not for the camera, but for the TEN OR SO STRANGERS who invade Nicholas’ home to hold cameras, lights, microphones, etc., every chance they get.

      missusmc – would you allow this?

      • missusmc says:

        Never! I’m so horrified by all of this. Really. I felt physically sick when I saw the “I love you” scene. There’s no reason that couldn’t have been a moment between Chris, Jaq, and Nicholas. And our kids are at school 5 days a week, so you better believe their home is their oasis. Their safe haven. The one place where there are no expectations that they will “perform” or act like everyone else. One thing I’ve learned from reading the works of autistic adults is that autism never really goes away; so many of them don’t ever feel 100% comfortable around “typical” people, because of the social expectations. They will have so many instances in their life when they will have to “act” to fit in. That’s just a reality. One thing I can provide, as their mother, is the chance to be themselves at home and to make them as comfortable as possible. That means routine, therapy equipment, and lots of reassurance that they are wonderful just as they are. That does not mean production schedules, strangers in the house, and bright lights.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Well said! HEar, hear! Where, where? Here, here!

    • Boobah says:

      Excellent comment, PrincessPindy!!!!!

    • Exit4 says:

      You make a super amazing point. I only know what I see and what I hear. I just listen. But you are so correct in saying that pretty much, unless you walk a mile in their shoes-you can’t relate. You can see it, you can understand it (or try to anyway) but you’re right. You don’t get it if you don’t live it.

      I hope sharing my opinion didn’t hurt any feelings-I never intended that. I’m sensitive having seen others pain and hurt. It has happened in my small social circle, where the mom of the child with special needs has walked away-simply because (and I have been told this by a friend) that’s its just too hard to see the other kids hitting the benchmarks and knowing we explain to our kids, how to be tolerant and understand that everyone is different. My one friend over MANY glasses if wine actually told me she felt she was in mourning for her own child, who was alive and well, just autistic. What I find interesting and sad in a way, is that too many people won’t let you have those moments. Some people will tar and feather you for going negative. Sometimes, I think it’s healthy. You have to “go there” before you can go forward.

      In any case, God bless any and all of the moms here, who deal with the things we can never really understand. If at any time I blunder what I’m saying, I’m sorry and I respect and admire all of us moms, who everyday just wake up, put our shoes on and do everything we can, within our power to give our kids the life they deserve. 🙂

  66. Laineylainey says:

    Little prayer request on the prayer and advice page from me. Everyone’s fine, Thank God. It’s a laineygirl job thing… :). Please and thank you. ❤

  67. Rebecca says:

    Just finishishec Game of Thrones finale. It was anticlimactic after last week’s Red Wedding. They are saving the Royal Wedding for next season. Twin sending Joffrey off to bed without supper after a temper tantrum was classic.

    I think I need a drink before the Real Hypocrites.

  68. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    What with these HWs always saying “toxic” people?? Who knows “toxic” people?? Seriously they should never be allowed to say “toxic” again…or bully, back stabbing, eggmit, cleveledge and sprinkle cookies!!!

    • NJBev says:

      ITA
      effin redonkulous.
      If I am toxic, why would JnnTJ share
      ice cream w/ me? What is w/ this toxic
      bullcrap?

    • Exit4 says:

      Sadly, there are toxic people out there! All of whom I’ve cut out and never looked back! My favorite “term” is emotional vampire. Think about that one-I’m sure you’ve been bitten by one! 🙂

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Not me-I don’t know anyone in my life who is “toxic” …maybe I’m lucky-I have only friends that I want-not ones that I could do without. As far as emotional vampires…I have no experience with that either!!

        • Exit4 says:

          Trust me-I never wanted to encounter them, sometimes ya just get unlucky and they find you!

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Hahaha…I’m glad I don’t have any of those types in my life otherwise I would have to cut a bitch!!!

            • NJBev says:

              Jilly, you will find this silly….. Emotional vampires WANT you to cut a Bitch.
              They count on people to feel so sorry for them that
              they end up sucking the life of them.
              I have known a few, experiences you can’t always avoid-
              But. You just find a way for them to go away—

              I honestly did have a friend(couple) who were “vampires”
              they sucked the life out of us-(actually mostly DH, college
              friend-he was bi-polar, and self medicated, ) He would call
              my DH personal work voice mail and leave these ridiculous
              2 hr long diatribes about everyone in the “group” and
              how they had all betrayed him, yadda, yadda, yadda,-
              after 30 yrs of bitching about every one else,
              he got bent out of shape over some perceived slight.
              and for the first time,
              we made no effort to smooth it out (first time ever-)
              he made comments about never forgiving us-(for what?? idiot
              head?) he got very nasty, anti-Semitic, threatening us,
              and claiming we were “plotting” against him. My DH
              carried this person thru every year of the college experience-
              and 25 yrs beyond.
              He would have NO ONE if not for my DH that CARRIED him,
              literally on his back for years.
              It has been about 1 1/2 yrs since they “dropped” us.

              How do you explain how happy you can be when an Albatross
              that has been wrapped around your neck wakes up and flies
              away?? It was the best thing that ever happened to my DH.
              The stress factor alone, not to mention $$, favors(unrealistic
              favors- find my alcoholic neighbor who hasn’t worked in 3 yrs
              a job for 6 figures) and just the effort required to NOT offend
              them- not so easy. Not so easy……….
              alright, I’m done bitching.
              But, what I will say is that I am surprised this is the first
              time I have mentioned this to you all………
              Thanks EXIT 4!!

              • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                WOW Bev-thank God you got rid of that one!!! I think my circle of friends is so closed and tight that maybe that’s why I never had to deal with people who,are this way. I’m also the type of person who would rather have 2 or 3 great close friends than a lot of semi friends-I don’t go out of my way to make new “real life” friends b/c the ones I have now are amazing and enough!!!

                • NJBev says:

                  Jill-
                  You are so right. After 30plus yrs, we are lucky to be free of them.
                  You do , however, never stop wondering what may have happened if they
                  listened to you, and went to a DR. and pursued medication.
                  But. not my problem anymore,
                  I could tell you stories………………..

      • Noelle says:

        Sadly, what you’ve said Exit4 is true.
        Toxic people everywhere, whether it be family or friends.
        There comes a time to leave and I’m a fighter( I truly try) and don’t walk away easily.
        When I walk away, that bridge is burned. It’s not happened often, but it happens.
        I don’t hate..it just becomes “I don’t care.”
        I get what you mean. 🙂

        • NJBev says:

          Noelle
          old Chinese proverb:
          “the opposite of love is not hate-
          it is indifference”
          you said it so well … ;-))

    • Orson says:

      I do like “youses” and “ingrediences”, though.

  69. BB says:

    I think I’m going to hit the hay. Good night, all. I’d just like to say before I go that if I were looking to learn more about autism, The Real Housewives of New Jersey would be the last place I would go. Jacqueline can say she’s furthering the cause of autism awareness all she wants, but I just don’t see it that way. I believe she said in her blog last week that this was not going to be her storyline this season. The sooner it’s not the focus, the better, in my opinion. If she wants to further the cause of autism, she needs to get out there and use her “famous name” for fundraising efforts for research and resources and such. OK, I’ve had more than my say about it. Good night again.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Good night BB

    • NJBev says:

      you are right, ms. BB

    • california35 says:

      Good night, and i agree. I wouldn’t go to the real housewives series (any) to Learn anything serious.

    • missusmc says:

      Agreed. And I would like for her storyline to veer away from autism, so I can relax and just enjoy the show. I feel like I’m lecturing people here, and that’s so not my intention. I promise- I can be a fun girl who can mock these ladies! I just want the storyline to change so I have a chance to make fun of them for their bad plastic surgery and horrible outfits 🙂

      • Sasha says:

        Miss, bad plastic surgery is Orange County and Beverly Hills.(smile)

        Didn’t feel like I was being lectured. I don’t really give out much information about myself here but I know and understand autism.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Miss-I don’t feel like you are lecturing-I have learned a lot from you in these past days and I appreciate your view b/c you live it and know it…but I get what you are saying-it’s too heavy of a subject for this type of show. These shows warrant snark and judgement!!!

      • ramonacoaster says:

        Better to learn about autism from you than Jacqueline. There is a woman in the local chamber of commerce that raises money for research and awareness who has a son who has autism. She and I are becoming friends and I’m always looking to educate myself more.

      • Laineylainey says:

        I have learned lots from you missusmc

      • chismosa says:

        I agree, she should slowly veer away from it being the primary storyline. That’s not what this show is

    • Nancy says:

      Night night BB. Sleep well.

  70. NJBev says:

    Question….. who had the kid w/ Diddy?
    the agent or that person w/ the agent?
    and who is going to be the new housewife?

  71. california35 says:

    I know this is NJ blog but, Game of thrones is overrrr —AZ and others — what did you think!? They left things open, of course. What will happen on next season?
    And what’s wrong with Mad Men? It won’t be on until 10 for me, no early show :-/

  72. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I knowTeresa is a dipshit but she was so right to say to Caroline “my brother hangs out with Jac after what she did to me so why can’t I hang out with Kim d after what she did to Melissa?” …Caroline of course didn’t listen but whatever….maybe she’s “toxic”???

    • Cartwheels says:

      May I just point to the fact that I really liked Teresa tonight?

      She was calmed during her combo with Caroline and she hit several points that were critical , like the hypocrisy of Caroline giving advice about sibling fights or the fact that she pointed at why Teresa talks to Kim D, the fact that Joey has apologized to Kim D but not her, she was calm and not as inarticulate as she usually is.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I think she does better when she goes one on one-when they all go at her at once she says random things that make her sound so dumb and immature-tonight she was much better than usual…and no table flipping is always a plus. I also enjoyed how she obviously insulted Caroline with “you look pretty good” comment and the “scraping the bottom of the barrel” comment. Two zingers that she kind of got away with.

  73. Nancy says:

    Does anyone know when Bravo will be finished taping the BH Housewives this season?

  74. NJBev says:

    where do I go to see the pictures of little Lainey??

  75. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Well Jac is still following me and she sent me another DM about not attending the event. When she said she never committed and didn’t have a babysitter I asked her why Melissa and Ashley didn’t attend-she told me Ashley couldn’t go b/c Jac was her ride…ummm what??? I told her that was the lamest excuse ever!!!!

    • melthehound says:

      Melissa drives a Bentley.. Why couldn’t SHE take Ashley? I think they are all just too divalicious to mix and mingle with the common folk.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I saw a twitter exchange between Melissa and Patti stinkface-
        @pattistanger: Sorry we missed u @melissagorga the other night. Your big sis so sweetl my condolences to u @joegorga !

        @melissagorga: @pattistanger @joegorga sorry we missed you too… Thank you it was sad..

        I don’t know what happened but Melissa was out Thursday night I think performing-the event I was at wasn’t good enough for her I guess!!!

    • Laineylainey says:

      Hahaha…she cares

  76. princesspindy says:

    Now that I am watching NJ….ha ha that Mel and Joe’s house is so cheaply made…. …I am not enjoying this poker game…

    • Laineylainey says:

      The dieting was humorous The Gorgas are no longer getting the cute edit.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      That whole scene made me think if Bravo is responding to the viewers and giving them the ‘bad edit’ especially after all the stories from Joe’s ex employees who say he does things on the cheap.

      Honestly, the balls asking 3.8 for a house that has busted sinks, moldings and facade finishes.

  77. VV says:

    Great! I feel like a idiot! Why did I think RHONJ was on Mondays? I mean I was here last week… Oh, well I missed all the fun 😦

    • NJBev says:

      VV. I feel your pain-
      It sucks when your schedule gets effed up and you
      miss “something, ie;the chat” that allows you some
      fun on a Sunday night! Right? We don’t ask for much,
      just a little snark, some camaraderie, and some laughs.

      I find that the 8 start time screws me up- it used to be 9,
      and that is a good time. 8, 8? it’s like “Wheel of Fortune”
      time.!!
      -too bad, but you will be here real time next week!!!!!

  78. VV says:

    The Manifesto is Up!!! The Manifesto is Up!!!

  79. VV says:

    Those people are NOT real buyers. They just want to be on TV!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      VV-I was wondering where you were tonight-I saw above that you thought NJ was on Monday-I’m glad you came on for THE MANIFESTO announcement!!!!!!

      • VV says:

        I don’t know why I got confused… I was so sure the show was on Mondays….at least I made The Manifesto announcement on time 😀

  80. VV says:

    STFU Bitter Clown!

  81. VV says:

    STFU Bitter Clown!!

  82. VV says:

    STFU Bitter Clown!!!

  83. Nancy says:

    I just read that Tamra and Eddie are getting married this Sat.

    Plus…Brandi has another dog as she hasn’t found the one that was kidnaped.

    • lillybee says:

      So it is really happening, dang?

    • California35 says:

      Brandi’s dog go lost (kidnapped)??? Wow 😦

      • Nancy says:

        Hi Calif,
        Yes it was stolen out of her house over the weekend while she was filming in PS.

        • VV says:

          Who would steal her dog? Adrienne???

          • Nancy says:

            The million dollar question. I think Brandi needs some help right now.
            Something just isn’t right IMHO.

            • VV says:

              I have to check her TL. I unfollowed her on Twitter long ago. Let me see if I get the same vibe.

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              It seems to go back and forth between someone breaking in and stealing a dog to the dog getting out an open window.

              I also thought it was a bad idea for her to offer a ridiculous reward for his/her return because as I predicted it brought the nut bags out and she was blitzed with BS reports. Not to mention, she is now advertising that she has a new dog….which will be of interest to dog nappers since they now know she will pay big bugs.

        • California35 says:

          😦 poor dog and poor Brandi and kids. I hope they get dog back.

  84. Nancy says:

    Nurse Jackie was really good tonight.

  85. rabblerouser2010R says:

    I couldn’t believe that GROSS pig Richie making rude comments about the weight of young co-eds.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Oh, I know….how sad for them when they see the show. Those young ladies did nothing to him. Not nice!

    • chismosa says:

      When did Richie say something ? Did I miss something ?
      I saw him say hi to Victoria’s friends and then visit the
      Faux-hospital training room.
      What did I miss?!!?

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Hi Chismosa, I am not sure if this was answered on the new blog or not but when he and Kathy went to Victoria’s school , they met up with Victoria and some of her friends in a student mess hall. Victoria made a comment about her and the other girls having a meal plan at the school and Rich said “I can she those girls make good use of it”. He more or less was making a crack about their weight (although none of them were really big girl or anything). He is just a rude pig.

  86. TexasTart says:

    NMD makes a funny “….so….who would cheat with him!” LOL!
    I know, I am late to this blog. 🙂

  87. TexasTart says:

    Off to work 😦 i will have to read these comments later. 😦 Amazing how funny these chat blogs can be even when you don’t watch the show!!!
    Y’all have a good day! 🙂

  88. I’m with you! I LOVE Mad Men! Don Draper is totally Christian Grey from 50 Shade of Grey!

    • California35 says:

      I do too 🙂
      I did not get into those books, maybe I will if the character is like Don :-P. I wonder if that is what Mad Men writers are trying to do, specially with the newest lover he got (and lost).

  89. boston02127 says:

    Jac’s blogging for Parenting Magazine? Did the Magazine overlook Jac’s first kid and what an ignoramus she is?

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