Teresa’s Book Signing / Real Housewives of Orange County and New Jersey Blogs Blogged

Top 10 Surprising Things at Teresa’s Book Signing by Stars99

Note:  We had someone in our midst attend one of Teresa’s book signings yesterday and she was kind enough to give us a play by play of her experience on the “Friends of LynnNChicago” FB page (Which can be accessed at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/216776385117892/)  Clearly, I completely took great license with her description of her experience as well as some of the accompanying comments (plus some of my own) and thus created the list below – It was a team effort:


Top 10 Surprising Things at Teresa’s Book Signing



Teresa wasn’t wearing a bright, shiny green Christmas tree gown. (Although both she and Joe were indeed wearing green – how cutesy of them!)


There were no cue cards showing Teresa how to correctly spell her name so she could autograph the books.


Joe was actually her “bitch” – She got to order him around and stuff.


When taking pictures with her fans, her photo face and her pose were so perfected that she could have been easily replaced by a cardboard cutout.


Not saying he’s short, but Joe could easily get a job at Christmastime as Santa’s little elf.


Melissa must have borrowed all her glittery eye shadow – because she wasn’t wearing any.


She still thinks Jacqueline is psycho – like “Heckyll and Jyde.”


She didn’t have audio prompters that helped her remember how to pronounce her own last name.


Joe can actually read a book – Although, arguably most of Teresa’s cookbooks do have lots of pictures.


And the Number 1 Surprising Thing at Teresa’s Book Signing:  Her table wasn’t nearly big enough to flip.


Real Housewives of Orange County Blogs Blogged Part 2 by BB

GretchNOTE: As I was putting the finishing touches on this and getting ready to submit it, Gretchen Rossi’s Bravo blog appeared on their website. Needless to say, this made me groan with frustration. Just giving it a quick read (8 pages long as she describes herself as a writer), it’s mostly about her dislike of Vicki and her confusion about Tamra’s friendship and loyalty. Sounds to me like there may be future trouble in paradise for these Gretch and Tammy Sue, and perhaps this is why Gretchen has been noticeably absent from Tamra’s recent wedding events. It doesn’t really parallel the other blogs so I’ve decided not to include it, nor will I address it as a separate blog. When I saw the name Grayson mentioned, that made me madder than a wet hen. Oh, and you’ll get a kick out of this. She says, “On another note, I’m getting tons of requests about the bikini I wore on the beach, and I’m excited to say it’s one from my own line!!…” Surely (don’t call me Shirley) she’s not alluding to that harem getup some of us were commenting about during the chat. That’s a hoot! OK, enough about Gretchen. Let’s get to the others.

TOPIC 2: “The Wrath of Furry”

OC3TAMRA – “Going back to the room at 2 am was scary and I felt like a teenager that snuck out of my room in the middle of the night and got caught. Gretchen and Heather were pretty pissed off and they had every right to be. . .I think? I’m not so sure I would have been that mad if I had said I wanted to go back to the room and sleep while the others went out. More than anything I would have been more concerned for the others safety, not knowing what happened to them. Again sorry, Gretchen and Heather.” I wouldn’t have been that mad either, but if there’s no conflict amongst the housewives over something trivial, then what would be the point?

VICKI – Vicki doesn’t see what the big deal is and why the two that chose not to go were mad. She and Tamra had a blast and Vicki felt like they made headway in their friendship. I’m pretty sure that was Vicki’s weekend goal all along. Vicki was more worried about her “leak” incident. She says, “After a few tequila shots, no time to stop for a bathroom break I leaked when I was laughing so hard. Please excuse that as my formal apology as I was not proud of that whatsoever and very embarrassed. Ugh.”

LYDIA – Lydia talks in her blog about the next day when they go on their 3-hour tour. Even though Heather and Gretchen had said they didn’t want to discuss it and wanted to move on, it was obvious from the tension in the limo they had not moved on. After what Lydia describes as a “random bull extravaganza”, she says, “…Tamra brought up the previous night and I blurted out how much fun it was. Am I an idiot? Yes. As the words tumbled out of my mouth, I wanted to quickly put them back in. Has that ever happened to anyone else? To be honest, the trip was not much fun for me at this point. The day before felt very long. The bull fight was extremely hot. The car ride was tense. So, the dancing was the most fun I had. I know it was thoughtless and wrong to say and I wish I could take it back. I certainly wasn’t trying to rub it in anyone’s face, it just came out. I’m not perfect.” Lydia says looking back and watching it, she can see Gretchen talking about her to Heather even after she confronted her about it. She further explains the tension between her and Gretchen went deeper than that incident and they had never really connected. Lydia always felt like Gretchen was very cold, distant, and short with her and she was pretty much ignored by Gretchen. Lydia says Gretchen just recently explained to her that it had nothing to do with Lydia, but issues she was dealing with in her own life. Lydia says, “Of course, I didn’t know any of that at the time. I just felt like I was the new girl and she didn’t even know my name. So, when we are in the limo and she’s mad at me, I am equally hurt and frustrated with her as well.”

OC 4HEATHER – Her Heatherness didn’t have a whole lot to say except she has no words for Vicki peeing on the bed (really, what can you say about it?); she was proud of Gretchen for “rallying” for Tamra’s sake after being ditched the night before (because it was such a tragic thing to overcome); and that “Navarro” the bull was saved because of them. She says, “Bulls can only go into the ring once. So our Bull “Navarro” was going back to a farm to live out his life in peace and not fight! Phew! Good going Gretchen!” Again, how noble of Gretchen. I’m sure she knew all that when she planned the outing.

TOPIC 3 – “Bargain Basement” Bachelorette Party

Gretchen had already spent her big bucks on giant dildos and such, so she didn’t have the money left to hire a top of the line stripper like Ridikulous from Kandi Burruss’ 35th birthday party. I’m sure Phaedra Parks could have secured him at a discount price had Gretchen only asked. I didn’t watch this portion of the episode, but I get the impression it was a raunchy and disgusting spectacle.

TAMRA – Tammy Sue must really want to erase this night from her memory bank, because there is not a word about it in her blog. Nothing, Nada, Zip. Nothing about how fun it was, nothing about Gretchen’s efforts and hard work, no mention of that night whatsoever. Silence speaks louder than words sometimes.

VICKI – “The strippers that showed up at the condo, were again very embarrassing and disturbing. I did not know Gretchen had booked them to show up, and quite frankly if I did I would have stayed back in my room. I do not think it was classy or appropriate for them to jump on me or the other ladies, and I wish I had never been around it. I felt bad for Tamra because they were very forceful and I know she felt very uncomfortable with them there.” She goes on to say the bachelorette weekend was disturbing, but it’s now behind them, and Tamra is very much in love with Eddie and will be getting married soon.

LYDIA – At the beginning of her blog, Lydia explains how she is embarrassed by this episode because it’s so full of drama, strippers and gossip and those are words she’d never use to describe herself nor does she want to be associated with it. Really? She signed up to be a cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County! Doesn’t she know that drama and gossip are the cornerstones of this show? The strippers were just an added bonus. She says she knew Gretchen had planned the strippers. That’s funny, because Vicki says she didn’t know. Oh well. This isn’t the first time housewives have contradicted each other, nor will it be the last I’m sure. Lydia was there to have a good time and support Tamra, but was not comfortable with the stripper portion of the trip. She explains there is a difference between dancing until two in the morning at a bar and getting a lap dance from a stripper in a hotel room (I think this took place in Vicki’s condo, according to Vicki; there goes that contradiction again). I agree with Lydia HO-heartedly. Even going to a large venue in Vegas to see the Chippendales or Thunder from Down Under is totally different from getting “up close and personal” with some gross sweaty guys from who knows where. Lydia says, “For Tamra to say that my dancing at a bar is the same as seeing strippers is ludicrous and really hurt my feelings. It is in no way the same thing. If I have to see strippers to hang out with the Housewives, you can count me out. No thank you every day of the week. I don’t judge them for seeing strippers and I would expect them to respect my decisions, as well.” Well said, Lydia, especially the “No thank you every day of the week” part.

HEATHER: Heather should have done herself a favor and just not mentioned stripper night. Instead of admitting the whole incident was a fiasco and should have never happened, she calls Lydia out for her “double standard.” Note to Heather: What Lydia did the night before compared to stripper night is totally not the same thing. Looking back, I’m sure Heather wishes she would have removed herself from the situation the way Lydia did, no matter how much she wanted to support Tamra. Heather says they had a good laugh when it was over, but I’m betting she had a few scary flashbacks and nightmares about it. I know I would have.

Up Next: Vicki responds to Lauri’s allegations, Tamra’s “Dark Past,” and other flotsam and jetsam.


Real Housewives of New Jersey – Teresa Giudice and Kathy Wakile Blogs

by Stars99

Teresa Giudice“Hi Loveys! I loved that this episode began the same way I begin every day: with my four fabulous daughters! I wake up in the morning smiling, because I know I’m going to see their faces. They just make me so happy. We have crazy days like everyone does, but that’s just part of being a parent. The fact that they’re healthy and happy though puts a smile on my face no matter what. I love love love being their mom!”

Quickly looks around for Mrs. Thurston Howell III (Sorry, obscure Gilligan’s Island reference). Ya gotta love someone who loves being a mom!

“After that, we made cards for my dad who was going into the hospital to get a pacemaker. It was such a stressful time for us. You can see I could barely talk about it without crying. I still can’t talk about my parents without crying. They are everything to me. I can’t start my day without talking to them.”

It was awesome that Tre’s kids made “Get Well” cards for their “Nonno.” He is, after all, “A nice little fellow” and Milania likes him – That’s really the only stamp of approval that I need to like him, too. While I understand being close to your parents – it almost feels like Tre has a very odd reliance on them even at this phase in her life. (On a personal note: It was also weird to me that she would actually tell her parents how horrible it would be for her if they died. It felt off to me that she was adding additional pressure to an already very stressful life/death situation. Perhaps her strategy was to scare her dad into coming out of surgery and living… I totally understand communicating how much your parents mean to you and that you’d miss them – but I guess it seems to me that you can do that while also communicating that they did an amazing job in raising you to be strong and independent and that they can be proud of the legacy they’ve built. Arguably, it’s just probably my own baggage because I’ve handled my parent’s grave illnesses very differently – I found myself in the position with each of my parents completely assuring them that both my bro and I would be okay – no worries. I’m sure neither approach is innately right or wrong… just different.)

“When I was growing up, like most kids, I thought my dad was too strict and my mom didn’t know anything. Now they are my best friends. My dad is my shopping buddy. I adore him. I named Gia after him (his name is Giacinto). My mom is who I turn to for advice. She’s always telling me not to let things upset me, that you’ll make yourself sick with worry. We do have a small family — it was just me, my brother, and my parents. That’s why it was so shocking to have my brother not want to talk to me. I didn’t grow up with lots of siblings — some you talk to, some you don’t. It was just me and him, and we never fought.”

I remember commiserating with my friends about how our moms were the strict disciplinarians in our lives – it wasn’t our dads. Plus, I only wish my parents “didn’t know anything” because they really did know way too much. I was even convinced for quite some time that my mom actually had eyes in the back of her head. I can remember brushing her hair when I was like 6 or 7 and feverishly looking for those eyes as I brushed. Okay, you can all stop laughing at me, cuz in my own defense, it’s what my mom told me – And she would never ever lie to me, would she? I love that Tre has such a great relationship with her parents. She will treasure this time she has with them for the rest of her life. It must be devastating for her parents to know how this stupid TV show has helped exacerbate the rift between their children. Shame on Tre and Joe for letting it get this far. Again, their parents must just be so danged proud of their kids – Not! Dad’s pacemaker surgery should have also been another opportunity for the kids to reconnect. It’s like they’re getting all these signs that they need to mend their relationship and they’re both so danged stubborn to do anything about it. It’s just got to be frustrating for those around them.

Tre goes on to say that it was difficult to hear Mel say once again how they wanted to move because she didn’t want her kids to grow up near Tre’s kids. Tre compliments her brother’s construction skills (cough, cough) and tells us it’s in his blood since her dad did construction in Italy and also when he first came to America. Tre tells us that she was very unsure what Caroline wanted when she first texted her about the big summit meeting. Tre says that she just wanted everyone to forgive and forget… Right.

“I was confused at first when Caroline said my brother had asked her to meet with me. I didn’t mean he was “scraping the bottom of the barrel” as a personal insult to her, it’s just that if Joey wanted someone to be a go-between for us, why would he ask someone I wasn’t in a good place with? Then she said it was her idea to talk to me for Joey. That didn’t make any sense to me either, since unless she had figured out some magical way of fixing her own problems with her siblings, she didn’t have any more answers than I did. I didn’t ask her about her family to start a fight, I just wondered (and was hoping) that’s why she thought she could fix my family. Then I decided that maybe this was her way of trying to reach out to me, sort of her way to apologize for last year. I’m glad I met with her, she did look good, and the place we met was adorable.”

It seemed pretty clear that Tre wasn’t intending to insult Caroline with the “scraping the bottom of the barrel” remark – Although it’s hilarious that it has been taken that way. It would have made more sense if almost anyone else other than Caroline would have met with her. I’m not sure who Tre trusts at this point – but Caroline surely wouldn’t have been on the list. The fact that Tre showed up and didn’t flip a table was pretty amazing. Although, I’m sure it’s much less fun flipping a table without a live audience.

“I did want to clear up one thing from our 2-hour conversation. Caroline asked why I was still friends with Kim D. when Kim admitted to trying to set up Melissa as a stripper. I mentioned my brother apologized to Kim D. for the fight they had about it, but still wouldn’t talk to me. The rest of that story is that my brother and Melissa MADE UP with Kim D. They were all fine. If they were fine, why wouldn’t I be OK to hang out with her? Caroline and Jacqueline were also good with Kim D. I don’t know why if everyone that was there that night was good with Kim D., I should be the only one to suddenly turn my back on her? I don’t do that to people.”

Caroline is again sticking her clown nose into something that is none of her business. Tre is an adult and can pick and choose her friends. There is a real reason why none of the cast wants to cross Kim D. and it’s not just because she owns a boutique store and throws a fashion show. That’s all I’m saying cuz I don’t want to cross her, either. The real issue is that Tre needs to pick better friends. While Kim D. absolutely did set up Mel, she also set up Tre as the scape goat. Also, I’m not sure how Tre knows that her brother has both apologized to and has forgiven Kim D. – other than through Kim D. since Tre and Joe aren’t talking. It is clear that Tre did NOT want to be the only one still mad at Kim D. I wouldn’t either. Lol.

“Kim D. never did anything to me, and she actually apologized to me for dragging me into the whole thing with Melissa. I had nothing to do with it. Melissa knows that, Caroline and Jacqueline know that, and my brother knows that. Kim D. admitted it to everyone, apologized, and they accepted her apology. And yet they were all still mad at me. For what?”

Tre, they’re mad at you for so many reasons – but you just don’t want to remember because then you’d have to take responsibility for what you’ve said and done. But they’ve done so much, too – and should also take responsibility for their actions and words. Somewhere in the night I start hearing the song, “To dream… the impossible dream….”… lol.

“I apologized to each and every one of them last year as many times as I could for anything I did or said to them. They accepted my apology, we were good, and then they all used the Posche Fashion show and Kim D.’s attempt to reunite Melissa with someone from her past against me. They knew all along it was never me. Why they pretended to believe it was, I don’t know. I don’t know if I’ll ever know.”

Saying, “I’m sorry” is easy. Sincerely promising, changing behavior, and making the effort not to make the same mistake again is a whole nuther Oprah. I think they all had help in believing that Tre was in on the set-up because they had members of the production team sending text messages to them. However, once Kim D. showed up to the reunion and took the blame – the story should have been clarified in their mind regarding this particular situation. It’s probably just hard to trust Tre’s words because of all the negative things Tre may or may not have said to Caroline and Jac about Mel before she actually joined the cast. But puhleeze people… Tre doesn’t like Mel and Mel doesn’t like Tre. Stop the presses! Sound the alarms! Big freakin’ deal. Yawn.

Kathy Wakile “Being old fashioned and from New Jersey, I have to say, we are really a unique breed! I’ve had the pleasure lately to travel to some beautiful cities across the country, and I’m learning how different we really are. It’s one thing to be Italian, but combine that with old fashioned and living in New Jersey and it becomes a whole different story.”

Aliens. No seriously – You guys must be aliens.

“Like many old fashioned households, we were brought up having huge family gatherings. Traditionally the moms did everything and the girls of the house pretty much followed the same tradition. Well, at least in most of the families that I knew. Here’s an example. When I was getting my driver’s license, my mother was also. Can you believe my mother raised five children without a driver’s license? Luckily my brothers were quite a few years older than Rosie and I, so we had them to take us where we needed to go. Since my father left the house so early in the morning, by the time he got home it was late and he was way too tired to do anything… but I do remember the time he took me out for driving lessons. We went one full block from my house and he told me to stop the car and put it in “park”– he made me get out of the car and go in the passenger seat… and told me we were going home. I guess that driving lesson was OVER! Ha!”

Lol… Sometimes parents aren’t the right person to teach their kids to drive.

“Another thing about growing up, as old fashioned as my father was, he REALLY wanted me to go to college. I unfortunately made the mistake of getting a job at 13 and got used to the working life. I wanted to go straight into the work force; I was a hairdresser and I loved it. I will NEVER say I regret the life I chose or the path that I decided to take but I will say I wish I had listened to my dad and gone to college while I was working, just for the experience.”

It was uncomfortable listening to you talk about that with your daughter. You didn’t actually mean to imply she was a mistake and you regret having her so young… but unfortunately, it came across that way.

“When we were in the process of visiting college campuses for Victoria last season, I actually had a change of heart for her and tried to encourage her to go away to school. It all happened when we went to visit The University of Maryland; something just clicked and I really wanted my daughter to experience living further away. Despite that, it didn’t work out…but I know we all made the right choice, and most importantly Victoria made the right choice for now. I believe all the pieces eventually come together the way they were meant to be, and Richie and I are so glad that Victoria chose Caldwell College. I guess the moral of that story is to not push so much in any one direction, because things have a way of working out.”

It’s too bad your daughter didn’t decide to go and live at college because that’s really where the “experience” part of college kicks in – Especially because you still do everything for her including her laundry. That is just so weird to me…

“I wouldn’t mind sending Rich to charm school after this episode. Sometimes I wonder what he is thinking, or if he is even thinking at all when he opens his mouth? Really, Rich? Do you even realize the s— that comes out of your mouth? Believe me, I have shaken my head more than you could imagine in twenty years of marriage. I am surprised I don’t have a concussion!”

Charm school? I don’t need him to do anything that would delude him into thinking that he is even more charming than he already thinks he is. Rich is a caveman in every sense of the word. His inane comments on national TV about how Victoria’s college friends look like they’ve taken good advantage of the meal plan were horrible! Take a look in the mirror, Enrique Suave! And all the sexual innuendos in the car with their son, Joseph – OMG! You are not his big brother –you’re his dad… Please quit embarrassing everyone! I would have KILLED you if you had said that crap to our kids. You are not funny. You are not charming. You’re a Neanderthal. Wait… it’s not fair to put down Neanderthals. I will, however, give you a pass on playing around with the plastic dummy in the classroom… I’m sure you’re exceptionally comfortable around and drawn to blowup dolls.

“But you know what? This is Rich. I love him for everything he is. The good, the bad, and the ugly. That’s what REAL couples do. Nevertheless, the Manzo boys and Greg don’t call me “Saint Kathy” for nothing!”

Actually, real couples lovingly hold each other accountable for what they say and do. They teach their kids to respect others by their words and actions. Take the halo off, Kathy… A saint – You ain’t!


Happy Birthday KansasGirl and Catmom1


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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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159 Responses to Teresa’s Book Signing / Real Housewives of Orange County and New Jersey Blogs Blogged

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. TGIF on another rainy day.

    PrincessP I hope your little Princess had a restful night and you & is on her way to recovery.
    Diva I hope Pita is getting better and is on his feet soon.

    Have a great day everyone.

  2. EKB says:

    Bravo is showing episodes from the first season of Real Housewives of Orange County. The first episode is on right now. They just showed Vicki trying to micromanage Brianna’s hairstyle for prom. I also forgot that Grayson (Slade’s son) appeared in the earlier seasons. So much has changed, yet remained the same.

    • Powell says:

      Yeah. Both of Slade’s sons appeared. I guess he was a halfway decent dad at that time. He had his own home, a career w/a great income, his own car and lavished Joe w/.gifts, cars, money. Gretchen can’t say she’s living like that w/Slade.

    • BB says:

      I wish Bravo had decided to do one or two seasons per city and then move to another city. Or if they didn’t want to move to another city, replace the entire cast every one or two seasons. The first seasons are the best seasons IMO. Then it goes downhill from there, i.e., more scripted, bigger egos, etc. It would actually be cheaper for Bravo because they wouldn’t have to keep upping the salaries of the divas. If some really popular housewives emerge from them, then they could get their own spinoffs like Bethenny and Lisa.

      • Boobah says:

        Great post, BB! Makes perfect sense to me. And I agree that he first season’s are always the best. By far, actually. I guess the one problem might be the viewers attachment to the rotation of new cast members? But I still think your idea is better because the fun, laughter and good times would be main attraction once again instead of bad behavior, grudges, and fighting.

      • Powell says:

        That would have been a great idea. You’re right about tge salaries, also you can add the demands. It was S2 or 3 of ATL when NeNe wanted them to pay her electric bill and for makeup & hair.

      • Laineylainey says:

        Good idea!

  3. BB says:

    Happy Birthday KansasGirl and Catmom1! Hope you both have a great day.

  4. Powell says:

    Happy Birthday Kansas Girl and Catmom1.

  5. HuskerHuny says:

    Happy birthday to the birthday girls – KansasGirl and Catmom1. I hope the sun is shining where you are and you have a fabulous day. Happy Flag Day as well!

    Yes, I have leaked! There, I said it. A few years back on the 4th of July, Larry the Cable Guy did his routine at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE. Over 60,000 people were there. I was 10 rows from the stage. Laughing as hard as I was, yes, I leaked. Fortunately, it was a damp and rainy day/night and my chair was wet to begin with, so no one could tell. But I wasn’t drunk. Love me some Larry! Confession is good for the soul.

    • Powell says:

      Very good for the soul Husker. 🙂

    • Iowagirl says:

      You soooo funny!

    • pat says:

      Hilarious!! If you’re gonna leak, that’s the way to go, busting a gut laughing. Not sure what Vicki’s excuse was. She was just sitting there.

    • Boobah says:

      LoL! Too funny!

      • HuskerHuny says:

        I felt the need to confess because I don’t want Vicki coming back at me and calling me a hypocrite for doing the same thing she does and then Gretchen saying that it’s not the right word to use, yada, yada, yada . . . I own it!

  6. Powell says:

    Love your top 10 list Stars. No Hekyll and Jyde. LOL. 🙂

  7. pat says:

    Happy bday to you, Kansasgirl & Catmom1, my fellow Gemini’s

  8. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Happy Birthday KansasGirl and Catsmom1

  9. ramonacoaster says:

    Happy Birthday Kansasgirl and Catsmom1! Hope you both have a great day!

  10. Lulu says:

    Good Morning!!!! Love the blogs Starsy and BB!!! I’m having a 1st DS didn’t want to come out of the car for 5 minutes this morning kind of day. The joys of being a mother! For the mom’s what did you do when your LO’s did the same?

    Powell *good morning!* My only objection to pregnant and dating is a few things. If they decide to be sexually active which in your later pregnancy is very uncomfortable. But they don’t know these men if they get a std the baby can be at risk. Secondly forming a new relationship takes time, a baby takes ALL of your time. I just don’t see at this point their relationships flourishing. The man will always play second to baby. That’s my objection. BTW I loved the BBC series of Mistresses. I have yet to watch the one on abc? nbc?

    I’m watching the first season of OC. Wow really want to slap Lauri! She complains about her 20YO moving back home. But then goes out partying that night while worrying about finances? I wonder if Gretchen is watching she’s probably P*d off! Watching Slade with all that money with Joe. Now what he’s become. Lastly really miss Jeana! Sad watching her she is and always will be the momma bear. 🙂

    • pat says:

      Good morning, Lulu!! I don’t know what to suggest re your DS but will be interested to hear what others come up with.

      I’d love to see Jeana back on the OC show, if they’re going to bring back any “oldies” …NOT Lauri. Jeana could really stand up to Tamra, and kept her cool doing it. I liked her daughter, too. The older son was a jerk.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Bribery w a favorite activity…or promise of “I’ll watch you build something with your leggo’s or I’ll watch you draw a picture, etc”.

    • Powell says:

      Hey Lulu. Your boys sure are keeping you on your toes. 🙂

      I get what you’re saying about P & D. I hope they consider just what you stated.

      OC, I said the same thing about Gretchen not getting the same things Joe got out of her relationship w/Slade. Slades really a burden to Gretchen more than anything. I was watching HLN about the model murder case. A bathing suit designer died 2012 in her hotel room in the bathtub in NY. Her BF was charged. The prosecution has a letter the model wrote to her BF stating things he needed to do to improve their relationship or she was gone. They were together for 3-4 yrs. He didn’t work & she paid for all his expenses, school, their living expenses.
      He lived off of her. Then she’s dead in the bathtub? Not saying Slade would do
      the same but he’s a user too.

      • Catseye says:

        So many women lower their standards and end up with losers. I don’t understand why Gretchen would stay with a creep like Slade though. I’m watching the re-runs and his older son said that his parents were divorced by the time he was 6, Grayson was 5 and Slade had moved onto Jo. Slade doesn’t have a very good track record for Gretchen to consider having a child with him.

    • LULU… he read your mind and knows you don’t like his train set…… lol
      off to the drs with mr ford…. gonna be a long ass day I can feel it already…..

      hugs and peace

    • iceNfire says:

      Hi Lulu – When little ones pull a 1st on you do the same to them. Use a stern voice, make up a tone or even an accent you haven’t used before and use as few words as possible like “Out Now” LoL sounds funny and weird but it throws them off 😛 😛 😛

      • I love that..funny voice or accent. I usually said things like “okay you can sit here, but it’s not as much fun when you’re locked in with the doors shut and no radio.”

      • shamrockblonde says:

        generally when my girls were little and being stubborn, I would say “ok, see you later, bye-bye” and walk away – that usually did the trick – bribery always works too – “come on, we have to go get that ice cream! hurry! it might melt!!!!” – that always worked on me…I mean THEM – it always worked on THEM……

        • BB says:

          That’s what I would do when my girls would tell me they were running away. I called their bluff. When one of them was kind of little, she got mad at me and packed a lunch and got on her bike and said she was running away. I just stood at the door and waved bye bye to her and told her to keep in touch. She rode around the block once or twice and then came home. Lol.

      • Laineylainey says:

        Good advice. I like this one.

    • Lulu says:

      Thank you for the suggestions! So tried the cookie. “momma will buy you a COOKIE!” didn’t work he said no no. Then went the route of guilt “momma can’t pick you up because momma has an owwie.” didn’t work. He’s just as stubborn as I am *sigh!*

  11. Good Morning and Happy Friday!! it is good to stop in and say hello…I hope everyone is doing well.

    BB & Stars – great recaps! You guys are gems…and make these shows that have become so ridiculous fun to read about. I have not been watching…and it sounds like I should be glad, especially with OC. Those gals have gone to the bottom of the barrel…I hope it is worth it to them because, honestly, where do you go in life from here? Ick!

    NMD = still a rock star for getting the blog posted every day!

    I miss you all and wish you Blessings and Joy everyday! Even though I am not around as much…you are all still in my thoughts and heart! 😀

    Also…FYI (because someone asked)…my blog is still up and running and I post there frequently, so feel free to come on over anytime. I hope you will still find something worthwhile there.

    New post, “A Word About Judgment”, is up at my place. Enjoy!

  12. LisaJ says:

    I’m on the west coast so the first season of OC isn’t on yet. I had no intention of watching until I read the episode descriptions, and I’ve decided to record them because for the life of me, I can’t remember who the hell Kimberly is.

    • BB says:

      Kimberly and her husband were originally from Chicago, I believe. She experienced some really bad scares with skin cancer and they decided to move back to Chicago after the first season. She has come back a couple of times for the season finale parties. She seemed to be fairly normal with a stable marriage and everything.

      • Powell says:

        They lived in Baltimore before moving to OC, but I think original ly from Chicago. I liked her. She came back for the season end party the next season after they moved.

        • vilzvet says:

          If Kiimberly had stayed she very well could have become a fan favorite. But she was happily married and didn’t bring any drama, so I don’t know what her storylines could have been. I thought she was really sweet. She became terrified of the California sun after her melanoma scares, so that made them move to the midwest.

  13. plainviewsue says:

    Happy Birthday Ladies!!

    Great recap on the blogs. Melissa’s blog is such a pack of lies I kind of wish it was done along side Teresa’s (not that I am complaining!!! You gals who write up the blogs are awesome!).

    Melissa’s fake self is being attacked on not only her bravo blog, but on other blogs out there. People who thought Teresa fans were crazy are now starting to see the real Melissa. The Melissa who has wanted to take down Teresa from day one. It is amazing now that the producers who loved her have been fired that Melissa is no longer getting the saint edit.

    As for Kathy being a saint. Give me a break. The stuff that comes out of that vile husband’s mouth is horrendous. I keep thinking of those girls watching the episode and hearing what that monster said about them.

    • melthehound says:

      I don’t think any of them are above reproach and this is Teresa’s flying monkey saying this. Melissa has been fake since day one and so has her husband. I don’t know what any of them are like when the lights are turned off and the cameras are packed up but what I see, is a lot of for show bullshit. Plain and simple. Watching the Gorgas this season however, is just plain sad although, the scene with the ‘realtors’ in last Sunday’s episode was absolutely priceless. It appears to me, they figured while filming they would get the angelic edit, and they are not. As for the Wakilies and Rosie, I would still rather watch paint dry.

    • Rebecca says:

      Wacky Jacky is now getting the sympathy edit. She and her husbands still owe everyone and their uncle a chunk of cash…. But whatever.

  14. melthehound says:

    Happy Birthday KansasGirl and Catmom1 🙂

  15. Catseye says:

    I watched the FIRST LOOK and Gretchen’s poor mother looks like she’s aged 10yrs. She must be bearing the brunt of all of the negative comments/publicity that her daughter has created.
    I can hardly stomach Heather any more, with her dislike and rudeness towards Alexis. You’d almost think ALEXIS had ditched her in a foreign country to go party half the night away or acted the way Tamra & Gretchen did, allowing unattractive, strange men to rub their germy penises all over her face, while inappropriately touching them and considering it FUN!!
    Vicki is SOO funny–“embarrassing and disturbing!!” I’m quite sure she knew Gretchen was hiring strippers, but more than likely expected some really hot guys to show up. (And I have seen some *VERY* HOT LOOKING Latino guys!!)

    • iceNfire says:

      Icky claims she didn’t intentionally ditch G and H in Mexico but in FIRST LOOK she calls it Ding Dong Ditch. I think she has done this before

  16. jules says:

    I haven’t had a chance to read the whole blog yet but Stars, the part you mentioned about you having eyes in the back of your head made me LOL! When my sons were young, they were positive I had eyes in the back of my head because I always knew what they were doing. I convinced them that women were born with them through evolution, that’s why Dad’s didn’t have them. My oldest son actually told my sister that “all girls are born with eyes in the back of their heads but they only work when she has children”! We laughed so hard. He’s nearly 21 now and he still isn’t really sure how I knew everything I did when he was little!

    • designernailsdiana says:

      My youngest DD was parting my hair one night and told me she was looking for the eyes on the back of my head. I still reminder of that and she gets all embarrassed.

      • melthehound says:

        I don’t think there is a person breathing who at one time as a kid, didn’t look for the eyes in the back of their mom’s head… Turns out, as I grew older though, I found out she had eyes all over the place (neighbors 😉 )

  17. Lulu says:

    I’m watching the OC marathon. I wonder if the reason why Lauri decided to throw Vicki under the bus. Has anything to with their New Orlean’s business trip when she stayed at a “cheaper” hotel while Vicki at a more expensive one. You could see it bothered her since Vicki at that point has money while Lauri didn’t. If that’s the case that’s petty and stupid.

  18. Kansas Girl says:

    Wooo hooo! It’s Flag Day and there’s birthday cake and lemonade for all. Party!

    Thanks, everyone, for the good wishes!

  19. iceNfire says:

    PPindy – Just sent another Prayer…Hope all is better today 🙂

    Stars99 – Good job of capturing the events that were posted on FB yesterday! I was there, on FB not at book signing and had a great time. Thanks to everyone that goes to these events and share with us…..Jillnntj Do you or your Sister have any events coming up?

  20. Kat From Ohio says:

    over on tmz there’s a link to an article… joanna krupa DID marry old shifty eyes

    • Kat From Ohio says:

      …and the wedding dress is BAD

    • chismosa says:

      I saw that dress, it reminds me of the Israeli designer that Kleinfeld on Say Yes to the Dress — Pnina — something? Those completely trashy dresses she makes
      All the clients go on that show to get those trampy dresses. Yuck!

      Say what you will about Adriana – her dress was lovely. Jmho

  21. TexasTart says:

    I see this was just mentioned, this union doesn’t stand a chance. I give it one year or less.

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  24. Kat From Ohio says:

    i’m enjoying season one of OC. my mom watched it but i was too young to stay up until 10 or whenever it was on and we didn’t have a dvr back then. my how things have changed!

    i liked kimberly. and i really miss jeana. i like vicki more and more as the seasons go on.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Kat, that is so cute..you were too young to stay up.

    • lizzle says:

      Is Kimberly the one who ended up moving out of the OC, back east somewhere after the show ended. If so… I really liked her. And it is so funny how she easily left the show without much fanfare and chose to move back to where she had previously lived with her family. How things have changed! Also… I think she had cancer that was in remission. Anyways… loved her!

  25. designernailsdiana says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATMOM1 AND KANSASGIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. catmom1 says:

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Happy Birthday Kansas. There are flags lining the utility poles on my street and I’m claiming them for my birthday. Happy Flag day all. Off to make a Skinny Girl margarita…..

  27. ramonacoaster says:

    Naughty but Nice Rob reported that Aviva says Real Housewives are people’s punching bags. I think you need to take the good with the bad. I’ve been seeing her pic taken on more red carpets, movie premieres and access to more charity social events and she seems to be enjoying herself. Maybe no one is throwing her a parade to say we love her at these events. She should have taken Andy’s advice to not read anything on blogs or other social media. I don’t see a good edit for Reid since she disclosed that he doesn’t like watching Bravo. I also read on Enstarz gossip site that she regrets signing on after 4 weeks of filming and that Bravo staggered the contracts so the ladies couldn’t team up and ask for more money. After only 1 month of filming things seem to be heating up.


    • chismosa says:

      Ramona I could have SWORN that Adiva was listed as the confirmed 1st NY lady to be back.

      ……..then weeks later news comes out that she was one of the last
      And then she goes and rents a home to specifically be filmed in, so Bravo must have said – we want to see you at home

      We never saw Heather at home. ?

      I don’t know what to trust with Aviva. I don’t care for her

      • Laineylainey says:

        She rented a house …because she didn’t want to be filmed in her real home?

      • ramonacoaster says:

        Adiva! Lol. I read that too but maybe she just got an invitation to return. She is a strange bird. She says she is afraid of heights then she is filmed in a high rise in Miami.

  28. shamrockblonde says:

    Happy Birthday to both of the Birthday girls and Happy Flag to everyone! – when you think about it Vicki and Gretchen were the ones who knew exactly what kind of bachelorette party Tammy would like – drunken debauchery plain and simple – Gretchen clearly did not research male strippers in Mexico – either that or those dildos were way overpriced – had those three – Tammy, Gretch and Vicki – stuck together they would probably still be in Mexico – so even though Gretch and Vicki both knew Tammy the best they still had to have top billing as Tammy’s BFF – Queen Heather irritates me – I cannot wait for Gretch to find out that Tammy is making peace with Alexis –
    oh and Slimey is a tool – I wouldn’t wish him on anyone – not even Gretchen –

    • Laineylainey says:

      I don’t mind if she gets slimed.

      • shamrockblonde says:

        she’s doing a pretty good job of it all by herself – I never really cared for Jo when she was on the show, but I would love to see her come back – just for fun…….

  29. Powell says:

    I just saw online that Joanna Krupa’s wedding cost $1 million & her gown was $30,000.

  30. princesspindy says:

    First things first…….HAPPY BIRTHDAY KANSAS GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATMOM1!!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!

    Second, THANK YOU all for the prayers. Just got back from Kaiser, the good news… not strep!! YEA! The bad news, same old same old….nothing new under the sun, drugs to knock her out, not the way to live life but beats coughing!!!

    I am having a better day, yesterday was my “driving the getaway car” for my friend from Chemo and it was the first time I had seen her since she shaved her head a few days ago….and then to come home to a barfing child, why did I stop drinking and doing drugs???? lol!!! But today is a new day and it could be worse and I am so darn blessed and I thank you for all the support and love!!!

    Stars, as always, great job!! You reminded me of my mom knowing when we were lying and she would say, “It is written on your forehead.” So of course we would put our hands up to cover our foreheads, lol!!!

  31. shamrockblonde says:

    *hugs Princess P and her little princess really hard* you both will be in my prayers tonight – keep that light that shines in you, Princess – it is so bright that no darkness would dare challenge it –

  32. TexasTart says:

    For goodness sakes Yolanda, could you talk some sense into that girl?!

    • shamrockblonde says:

      I will not be on the board on Father’s Day, so I am sending this out to all the Husbands who are Dads and to all the Dads of everyone on this board – please share it with them from me –

      I wanted to take a minute and wish all the Dads on the board a very Happy Father’s Day. I hope your day is a happy one and the kisses hugs and love your children give you bring you joy and memories to last a lifetime. I’m hoping that when your wee ones hug you, that you will hug them back and hold them just a moment longer. You are precious to your children. Love them with all you have, and never let anything keep you from doing what is right for them. They will grow up holding you in a special place in their hearts, and your love for them will carry them through all things. Hold them in your arms, and keep them in your hearts – that is where they will hold and keep you.

      For all of you who have Dads, hug them tight. Tell your Dad you love him and thank him for all he has given you. I would give anything to be able to hug my Dad, but most of all, I miss the sound of his voice. I know some will say that there is no relationship with their Dads, and others will say their Dads don’t deserve any thought at all – make peace if you can and if not, let his life be a lesson to you and learn from it. Learn to grow beyond it, to be better than it.

      Happy Father’s Day to all of you who wear both hats, those of Mommy and Daddy. Your children are blessed to have someone in their life whose main concern is their welfare. What you give up now, will come back to you in ways that will fill your heart with love enough for eternity.

      To all of you who are like me – It helps me to remember that my Dad exists in my heart, and a lot of the time, I can feel him close by, giving me strength, laughing at something silly I have managed to do (again), and catching every tear I cry when I am missing him more than usual. I will be at Holy Rood on Saturday and I will wish my Dad a Happy Father’s Day, and thank him for loving me so much. I guess the best gift I could ever give him is still the same – to live my life in a way that will make him proud of me, so that is what I will continue to do.

      HAPPY FATHER’S DAY ALL – God bless you and keep you – *kisses*

      *hugs the entire board really hard*

      Sorry so long –

  33. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday Kansas Girl and Catmom1. I hope you have lot’s of fun and lot’s of cake. 🙂

  34. boston02127 says:

    Happy Birthday KansasGirl and Catmom1. I hope you both had a great day.

  35. Nancy says:

    PP & BB,
    At the bottom of yesterday’s blog I put up a link of Call the Midwife Christmas special.
    Not sure if you have seen it or not as its not included in the reg series.

  36. Orson says:

    Chat News Update!! The votes are about as in as they’ll ever be, I guess. So, we’ll be holding weekly chats on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm PT, 7:00 pm MT, 8:00 pm CT, and 9:00 pm ET. Be there or you’ll be at risk of being an polygon with 4 equal sides.

  37. Noelle says:

    LOVE YOU M!!

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

    Good morning all…it is a beautiful sunny day in NY!!! We are having our Fathers Day celebration this afternoon. I cooked all day yesterday and now getting ready to clean the deck and set up for the party…hope you all have a great day!!!

    • Powell says:

      Hey JNNTJ! Yes its a beautiful day. Lots of goodies at your house. I hope everyone has a great time. Great idea to celebrate today. The party may linger on til Sunday. 🙂

    • BB says:

      Hope you have a wonderful time, Jill.

    • Boobah says:

      It sure is a beautiful day in NY! Have a great time at your party! Sounds fun!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Thanks Ladies!! This is a perfect day for an outdoor party…can’t wait till all the DADs arrive so we can start the festivities!!!

    • iceNfire says:

      Good Morning – We are having small party and I’m not doing all the cooking. MiddleKid and LittleKid are working the BBQ and KidRock will be on Skype…better than nothing I guess..I think Sunday will be the day that it finally hits me that my Eldest Son has moved away….Box of Wine!

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