Real Housewives of New Jersey – Blogs Blogged

Real Housewives of New Jersey – Blogs Blogged

by Stars99 

These episodes are increasingly getting harder and harder to watch, aren’t they?  They keep lathering, rinsing, and then repeating the same issues over and over again ad nauseam.  It’s like the storyline car is stuck in neutral and they keep stepping on the gas to rev up the engine!  Watch out – The carbon monoxide fumes are coming into the car and are slowly killing the viewers as we’re lulled into a deep sleep.  [Clap, clap!]  WAKE UP!  ARISE!  WAKE FROM YOUR SLUMBER!  We need to resist the temptation of falling asleep!  We need to tell Bravo what a horrible piece of crap this franchise has turned into!  We need to kill it before it kills us!  It’s survival of the fittest, baby!

Okay, and let me just start off by saying this, Teresa – Please don’t call us “Loveys” cuz Thurston Howell III is gonna kick your ass for stealing his pet name for his wife.  It is becoming more and more detestable to me that so many of these women start their blogs with niceties… There is nothing “nice” about these episodes.  The blogs should all start with apologies to the viewers.  “I’m sorry that watching paint drying is more compelling than what was shown on this week’s episode.”  “I’m sorry you’ll never get back that hour it took you to watch it.”  “I’m sorry you’re subjected to subpar acting and reacting.”  “I’m sorry I’m a lying liar who lies.”  “I’m sorry I continue to put my thirst for fame before the importance of human decency.” “I’m sorry we’ve exploited our children for a buck and a photo op.”  “I’m sorry that we’re so stupid.”  “I’m sorry that out gross overuse of hair spray has contributed to global warming.”

Teresa starts out her blog by saying that they’re rebuilding their shore house but sadly it does not have a TV.  She says, “This week, I was kinda glad though, since it was not an episode I wanted my kids to watch. It’s not an episode I wanted to be in!” Okay, I cry “Foul” on this – Because if I have to watch it Teresa, you certainly have to watch it.  It’s the law.  Caroline says, “I really don’t have much to say about this week’s episode. To me it just rehashed the same issues that we’ve all been dealing with for the past couple of years. If anything, I think it shows how deep the hurt is between Teresa and Joe.” So why in the heck are we subjected to watching it?  Oh that’s right… it’s because Bravo hates us!

Melissa Is Writing a Book – Okay, okay, you can stop laughing now… Yes, she’s actually writing a book. Brace yourself – Are you ready?  No really… you need to make sure you have a barf bag handy… because her book, “Love, Italian Style” is reportedly going to be about how to have a hot marriage.  Is this the right time to conjure up the visual of her husband and his “poison?”  No?   Oh, and by the way… talk about never having an original thought… I can’t help but think that the name of the book is an infuriating homage to that fun and quirky 70s TV series, “Love, American Style.” It’s just so wrong that they’re taking a perfectly fun and wonderful show and screwing up its memory.  Puhleeze!  Anyway, Melissa blogs about how difficult it was to write the book and to deal with all the memories it stirred up.  We remember from watching the episode that the clueless wonder pondered aloud whether or not she wanted to tell the whole world through the book that her dad cheated on her mom.  Ummm… hello?  You just spilled that secret to the viewing audience on national TV which is arguably much larger than the 7 people who will ever actually read your book.  I mean, she really can’t be that dumb, can she?  Or worse yet – Does she think that we’re that dumb?  Ugh…

Melissa says, “As necessary as it was to bring up those memories, it was painful as hell. It was devastating to go through the photos and find the card my father sent me within a week of his death. I struggled with translating those emotions to the page, believe me. Writing wasn’t easy, especially with three kids running around, screaming for cookies and juice. I had to do most of the work at night after the kids went to sleep.” Nope, writing isn’t easy.  It’s a good thing you’re only going to have to proof someone else’s writing unless you believe the apparent lie that she’s actually writing it herself.  Melissa continues, “Joe wasn’t too happy when I got into bed and put the computer on my lap. But when I wrote the chapters about keeping our sex life hot after almost nine years of marriage, he couldn’t wait to jump in there to add his juicy tips! Wait till you hear them!”  Omg… Kill me now!  Okay, are you guys still braced?  Seriously, I can’t even believe that I’m typing this… (Breathe…)  Melissa says she’s including, “Joe’s advice for the ladies” and that in the book they’re calling them his, “Joements.”  GAG! Ptew, ptew, ptew!  Aaack!  (Sorry, you were warned!)

Kathy’s Epiphany – I know that many of us are tired of seeing Kathy on the show.  I actually don’t mind her too much although her storyline has been pretty beige. I realize she went ballistic on last year’s reunion – but we seem to forget why.  Teresa had just said that Teresa’s dad was more of a father to Kathy and Rosie than their own dad.  This weight of this statement was made worse because their dad is deceased – and in their culture you don’t speak ill of the dead, no matter how true the statement may be. I admit, even though I’m not Italian, there was a time that I probably could have gone for someone’s jugular if they spoke ill of my dead mother. That being said, Kathy called Teresa’s dad a “coward” for walking out during a conversation she was trying to have with he and his wife.  I just reviewed their entire exchange from last year’s blog… and both sides were pretty horrific.  However, I don’t remember Teresa ever expressing any remorse for what she had said to Kathy – Nor do I ever remember hearing that she apologized to Kathy or Rosie.  I’m sorry, but you just can’t expect everyone else to do all the apologizing when you also have been at least equally guilty of saying terrible things.  Teresa does wish that Kathy would stop talking about Teresa’s dad on camera since he wasn’t the one who signed up to be on a reality show and only minimally appears for the sake of his kids.  I agree – but I’m not sure how that could be accomplished since I believe his continuing feud with Kathy’s mom is at the core of their issues whether they recognize it or not.

Kathy blogs, “During this episode you can see that this is my turning point — away from holding onto negative aspects of life and towards personal recovery. I realized that I had allowed the toxic nature of the relationship I had with my cousin Teresa take a toll on me for too long, and had not made any movement towards healing. I wasn’t happy behaving like someone that was not 100% me, and I was getting blamed for trying to help and constantly being held to a higher standard.”  I’m not sure that anyone on this show can say anything about a “higher standard” because really, aren’t the standards pretty low across the board?  Kathy continues, “Now that I realize this, I refuse to do it any longer. That night I decided to step away from the insane drama. I am now in a better place with my cousin, but we had to work to figure out how to let her be her and me be me without either one of us having to win. Winning is not always the answer — sometimes one has to step aside and be a spectator to see things clearly. Life is short; make amends and move on.”  I’ve got to admit that I agree with her – in that “winning” isn’t always the answer – I mean really, this whole blame type of culture in RHNJ – “You said ________ to me…”… “Well, you said ________ first”… the incessant going back and forth is just exhausting and isn’t accomplishing anything productive.  They need to recognize they’re all dust, deserve to die and move forward, IPPHO.

O, Little Town of Hoboken – Caroline writes, “Little Town is now open and is doing amazing; the boys are managing to work both BLK and the restaurant without too much of a struggle. They’re full of energy and have dedicated themselves to both projects with a positive attitude, so far so good! Proud mommy moment!”  I just tried to quickly determine if “The Brownstone” is also a restaurant or if it is just an event facility – Does anyone know?  There is a HUGE difference in the ongoing amount of work for each one.  It’s so difficult to be successful in the restaurant industry especially in today’s economy.  There is absolutely nothing about the Manzo boys that would entice me into wanting to go to their restaurant.  While they worked for Dad’s company – it’s a whole other Oprah to own your own restaurant.  The hours suck… the pay sucks… the work is back breaking… do they really understand this?  They haven’t done much to show me they have… I keep thinking the Manzo boys keep throwing darts into the wall in hopes that one of them sticks… The whole “Black Water” concept was just so horrible it’s laughable and it makes me question every other decision they make. Both Melissa and Jacqueline sing praises to, “Little Town” in their blogs and they encourage people to eat there.  Who knows?  Maybe it will work… or maybe not…

Botox, Baby – On the show, Jacqueline really tried to be funny about the subject of Botox.  I wasn’t sure why the subject came up on the episode until I read Jac and Teresa’s blogs.  Jac is actually bringing up the subject because Teresa made fun of her “Botoxed face” at the reunion.  Oholynightthestarsarebrightlyshining… are we STILL on that?  Jacqueline says, “I do Botox and I am not ashamed of it. So what!? I love to poke fun at myself about it. It makes me laugh. If I remember correctly, the reason I mentioned Teresa doing Botox in my interview was because of what she had said to me during the reunion show about mine: “You and your Botoxed face!” LOL! I felt like Teresa saying that to me was odd, because I knew she did Botox as well, so I couldn’t figure out why she would say it in such a derogatory way to me, as if she would never do it herself. Don’t get me wrong, I respect that some people want to remain secretive about their beauty secrets and not everyone is as open about sharing them as I am. However, it bothers me when someone says derogatory things about others doing beauty treatments that I know they have done themselves. That was the point I was trying to make.”

Sadly, Teresa writes, “I’m not going to attack back, I’m not going to go on and on defending myself, but I will say, I don’t really hide anything, especially something as silly as Botox! Um, Jacqueline, do you not remember going with me to Danielle’s Botox party in Season 1? I don’t know why we’re even talking about it now though… We haven’t talked in months and months, and this is what Jacqueline is worried about?”  Clearly, neither of them have had enough Botox injections to their mouths because unfortunately they are both still able to speak.

The Birthday Bash – Caroline says, “I felt bad having to tell Kathy that Teresa wasn’t interested in mending their relationship at that point in time. Kathy was ready to go and knock on Teresa’s door, and knowing Teresa’s feelings, I knew it could only end in disaster. I did tell Kathy that Teresa needed time and maybe everyone should step back and let the building of relationships begin with Teresa and her brother Joe and then branch out from there. If you remember, when I spoke to Teresa I suggested she start with Kathy. She was adamant about her feelings and I didn’t see the point of letting Kathy walk into a brick wall; she certainly doesn’t deserve that. The story doesn’t end there though, so again, keep watching.”

Teresa writes, “I was surprised to see Kathy and Rosie so heated up talking about me at the birthday party. Yes, Kathy had apologized for what she said about my dad at the Reunion (I didn’t know she was still going to keep talking about him though!), but we weren’t all good yet. If we were, I think she would’ve invited me to the party I supposedly ruined, right? When Caroline asked me about making up with Kathy, I didn’t say I didn’t want to work things out with Kathy, I did. I just wanted to work things out with my brother first.”  Well, the truth of the matter is that you weren’t trying to mend fences with anyone at all.  It’s completely understandable that repairing your relationship with your brother is your #1 priority – but there hadn’t been any movement on that subject in months.  You just seemed so closed to repairing things with Kathy – and yet that’s the relationship that seemed so much easier to fix.  The thing that would get under my skin, is that it seems like people continually have to come to you to fix things.  Do you ever initiate reconciliations?  If you think the entire world owes you an apology, you might just want to take a look in the mirror.  Just sayin’…

The only thing that Kathy mentions about Rich and Victoria’s birthday bash was in her closing words…. Although, she should have said how proud she was of Victoria, because once again, one of their children had to intervene in the adult’s angry scenes to restore peace throughout the land. However, Kathy summarizes, “What I have taken away from this week’s events and the episode is: life isn’t always about who has the most, who wins, or who is right. As long as you can look at yourself in the mirror with no regrets, have a chance to share events with those you love — like celebrating the birthdays of Rich and Victoria — and can still laugh until you cry, life is good!” Laughter massages the liver, that’s the story I’ve been told and I’m sticking with it.  Okay, I’ve procrastinated the inevitable… ugh…

Gymgate:  The Sequel – Remember as we were watching the episode, Teresa is working out in “her” gym.  There’s a whole camera crew there to film her workout.  In walks Joe and he starts to lift some weights.  Okay, are we really supposed to believe that Joe walked into the gym and just “happened” to start working out without knowing his sister was there? Of course not… You really can’t miss an entire camera crew in a gym – Especially when they’re standing like 50 feet away.  So we know this is a set-up.  Joe doesn’t take one look at what’s going on and leaves… nope… He goes over and starts working out on the weights and grunts his way into obviousness.

Teresa writes, “When I finally did see my brother for the first time, I went up to him right away and tried to be friendly and goof around with him like we did our whole lives. Caroline had just told me how much he wanted to work things out with me, so badly he supposedly sent Caroline to help him, so I thought it would be may be a little awkward but still nice. Baby steps. I definitely did not expect his attack. I didn’t understand any of it then, and I still don’t now. He’s my brother, and as mad as I might be at him, I would never hurt him in public like that. I don’t understand how he could even say half the things that came out of his mouth, directly to my face, in public in front of America. I get it that in the heat of the moment people who have deep feelings for each other know how to hurt each other the most, but still, there are lines you don’t cross. When Joey started talking about my husband’s parenting, that was it for me. He crossed the line and was out of line.” Honestly, I detest hearing anything that comes out of Joe’s mouth.  However, it didn’t seem like he divulged anything that we hadn’t already seen or deduced from previous episodes.

Teresa further blogs, “I think you can see that I’m not used to being talked to like that. If my husband really did talk to me like that, I would flip more than a trash can, I would flip him right out of the house!”  Actually, we ALL heard your husband talk to you like that, Teresa – even if it wasn’t another “woman” he was talking to on the phone in the vineyard last season (but we all know that it was, don’t we?), he was talking to SOMEONE.  He called you really ugly names on camera.  He disrespects you over and over again.  He gives us all the heebie jeebies, why can’t you see it?  I know you’re really desperate to keep your family together… but this guy… ughhhhh. But since love is blind, Teresa further says, “I truly do not understand how my brother can talk to me like that, and why he’s so angry with me… for what I still don’t know. I can’t imagine wanting to hurt anyone that much, especially my only brother. It’s like he’s not in his right mind or something.”  Well, or he’s tired of you just passively taking all the disrespect from your husband.  Then Teresa starts to go all Dr. Drew on us and tell us how one of her best friends’ dads is a psychiatrist and he says… bladdity blah blah blah… She talks about how Joe is displacing his anger to her since he knows Teresa won’t fight back.  Really?  There’s a lot I could say about Teresa and I would never characterize her as someone who doesn’t fight back.

Teresa then says of her brother, “I’m about to run out of prayers for him and me. I could use extra if you’ve got ’em.”  Okay, see… here is where you just make me mad.  This Season has already been filmed and a significant amount of time has elapsed.  We know everyone has kissed and has made-up.  Yet, you are currently asking for “prayers.”  Seriously?  While I understand most of us could use prayers to be said on our behalf most of the time… this just really hit me as being very disingenuous.  Perhaps it’s just me… but come the heck on…

Melissa writes, “The gym scene. Well, it started out hilarious. Joe and I giggled about his grunts. I work out with him. He does get into it when lifting, but I didn’t think his sounds were that loud! Working out is how Joe releases stress. Some of it comes out through the throat.”  Okay, I’d hate to know where else it comes out from…  Melissa continues, “What I saw from my husband’s conversation with his sister is that Teresa can dish it out, but she can’t take it. Come on girl, toughen up! I take it all the time.”  Melissa, you “take it” all the time from Joe.  ‘Nuff said.  Melissa continues, “During their conversation at the gym, Joe stayed calm and just threw a little shade back at Teresa. And she freaked out, threw water, flipped a trash can and stormed out. He gave her a taste of her own medicine, and she did not like it.” Starts to inexplicably sing, “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in a most delightful way.”  Wait… does this mean Mary Poppins singlehandedly caused the obesity epidemic in the world? Lolol… Seriously, we need a huge gust of wind to blow Mary Poppins right into RHNJ so she can use her magical umbrella to make them all “Step In Time.” Well, that’s all for this week… I leave you with another Mary Poppin’s song, “Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey… Chim chim cher-oo! Good luck will rub off when I shakes hands with you!”  You’re now humming any number of songs and you won’t be able to get them out of your mind. You’re welcome! = )


Happy Birthday Cusi


About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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149 Responses to Real Housewives of New Jersey – Blogs Blogged

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I hope you had a great Saturday.

    July 4-7 the Walking Dead is having a S4 preview. They will show S1-3 in order.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Hi Powellypooh- we are back from church and then lunch at Chile’s. I have never had chili at chile’s. you? Happy SUNDAY! Not sure why I capped Sunday. When I WANT to cap words I can’t seem to do it, and then other times I look at whati’ve typed and wonder how that whole word got capped.

      • TexasTart says:

        Important things to ponder…as I too have never ordered chili at Chili’s. HA! 🙂

  2. Powell says:

    “I’m sorry I’m a lying liar who lies.” LOL. Stars I think that is the one right there that they should say before every episode as a disclaimer and before each blog as you said. And yes Thurston Howard the III would be aghast the Tre uses his pet name for his wife. 🙂

    • Powell says:

      Thurston Howell. 🙂

      • TexasTart says:

        That’s funny, I read the correct Thurston name, not realizing, haha. Where does Stars come up with all this…like we need to kill it before it kills us..survival of the fittest. LOL. Thanks, Stars!

        And Powell thanks for the movie reminder last night, I was able to DVR…I would have missed it otherwise.

    • Stars99 says:

      Powell… It’s only fair they apologize for putting us through this… They should actually be compelled to share their paycheck with us, in fact… lol… = )

  3. BB says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY NO MORE DRAMA AND CUSI! I hope you BOTH have a wonderful day today!

    NMD – Thanks for keeping the LynnFam together by creating and maintaining this wonderful place.

    • TexasTart says:

      Happy Birthday Cusi! 😀

      Happy Birthday NMD! 😀
      Many blessings shall come your way for your gift to the LynnFam. Thank you.

    • Powell says:

      Happy Birthday NMD. I echo BBs sentiments. We wouldn’t have so much fun without you. 😀

    • melthehound says:

      Happy Birthday Cusi 😀
      Happy Birthday NMD 😀

      Hope both of you have a great one!

    • VV says:

      Happy Birthday, Sra. Cusi!
      Happy Birthday, NMD!

      • cusi77 says:

        Happy Birthday NoMoreDrama!!!! Despierta mi bien despierta, mira que ya amanecio, ya los pajarillos cantan la Luna ya se metio!!!!!!!!!!!! (Excuse me for my singing like a cow!!!)

        Have a wonderful day, dear friend!

        • lizzle says:

          Happy birthday mama Cusi! I hope your day is an amazing one!

          Happy birthday NMD! Thanks for all that you do!

        • Laineylainey says:

          ¡feliz cumpleaños, cusi cochitas!

          Hoy por ser día de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti,
          Despierta, mi bien*, despierta, mira que ya amaneció,
          Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió.

      • lillybee says:

        Happy Birthday, Cusi and NMD.

      • Becky Grey says:

        Happy Birthday NMD and Cusi!

    • Ladebra says:

      Oh! Happy Birthday NMD! Hope your day is fabulicious!

    • Laineylainey says:

      Happiest of Birthdays to NMD. It was so sad when we lost Lynn, but many thanks NMD for keeping her memory alive and our little community intact.

  4. Powell says:

    Happy Happy Birthday cusi. Eat some cake for me. 😀

  5. plainviewsue says:

    Have a wonderful birthday Cusi!!!

  6. ladebra says:

    Great job, Starzy! I don’t have anything nice to say about the people on RHONJ so I won’t say anything at all. But you Starzy are a superstar!

    • Stars99 says:

      Hello, my neighbor ladebra… I suppose I should operate under that same premise, “If I don’t have anything nice to say… then I shouldn’t say anything at all…” But my world would be sadly silent… lol

  7. california35 says:

    “Why I Prefer Reality TV to Mad Men” by NMD

    TAKE THAT BACK!! 😛 lol i admit i agree with you on your questions and your disappointment about having to wait a WHOLE YEAR to get answers 😦
    Also that with summer, out shows are also on vacation. Thank goodness for Dexter
    Coming back earlier this year, and i will have that for Sunday nights. Other then that i just looking around the channels to see if there are any more summer shows back. The Exes are back on Wednesdays so that is another thing to watch. I guess this is a sign that we should also take a break, while out shows are on a break. If we go with reality shows as a “break” then why not 😛 Im just not into any of them right now. Also, like you, i am waiting for NY ladies.

    So, is everyone having fun at the Sun? Yikes!! Its bees hot here, and so i feel bad for those on even hotter places 😦 Keep cool, people 🙂

    • Rebecca says:

      It’s 7 am and 100 degrees outside already. I bought three kinds of ice cream and six bags of ice so I hope that’s enough to make it through the day.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        OMG-Rebecca!!! Thats Johnny Blazes X10!!!!!

      • TexasTart says:

        Oh my gosh! Like the LADebra said “shelter in place”, ha. Getting a much welcomed break here this AM from the heat because of rain overnight. Still have overcast, thank goodness.

      • california35 says:

        Wow!! Thats hot!! And that’s good planning 🙂

        I went for a bike ride and came back, next time i will go a bit earlier. I do think i should get some ice cream or (and) watermelon. Funny how just last night i was telling someone that i wont have ice cream…

  8. VV says:

    If this site is for real, many Bravolebrities are as fake as their followers.

    Type Bethenny for example…

  9. plainviewsue says:

    Stars, all I can say is there is a place in heaven waiting for you for writing up the blogs of the NJ crazies!!!!!

    You did, as always, a great job. Very fair.

    It drives me crazy that not one of these women even address Rosie’s behavior at Victoria’s birthday party. Not one. Melissa tells her to moonshine on. Kathy, as her sister, is the worst of all. Can’t she see that Rosie obviously has not only anger but drinking issues???? But without Rosie, Kathy has no storyline.

    What I find so sad about Rosie is that IMO she has had a difficult life. I do believe she was shunned by Kathy & her family when she first came out. There are brothers in this family that we have never heard of. Now she’s in the spotlight on this show, and quite possibly, for the first time in her life she’s in the spotlight. Who wouldn’t love that? But unfortunately, until someone tells her that she’s out of control, she will spiral. I liked the Rosie during season 3. She was funny. Babysitting all of the little kids.

    As for Melissa’s comment about Tarzan throwing a little shade, it was a hell of a lot more than that. Yes, everything that Joey Marco said has been shown on our tv screens. But to repeat it all to your sister, your blood, is as low as you can go. It’s okay for him to say Teresa should never of married her Joe, but it’s not okay for Teresa to feel the same about Melissa? Bottom line, Melissa came into this family and everything went downhill.

    I love how Mel says she had a close relationship w/her in laws & Joey cries to Teresa she ruined their relationship! Teresa said in one of her blogs that her parents has never said one negative thing to Melissa. Doesn’t mean they don’t think it!! How can Melissa expect her in laws to embrace her, knowing she is out to destroy Teresa & her relationship with Joey.

    As for the botox comment, Jacq’s face DOES NOT MOVE. Teresa’s face does.

    Stars, again thank you for biting this bullet. I cannot image it!!

    • VV says:

      Melissa knew she what she was marrying to. Joey comes frim a very traditional family. No Italian parents fresh from the boat, looks as a good thing that a girl moves in with their son only after a few weeks of dating. I’m sure she saw how traditional his family was and she played nice at first, once they got married. She turned on his family.
      Melissa is the youngest of her family. Her two sisters are a lot older. Melissa was probably spoiled and used to getting her way. She’s manipulative and a snake.

    • Rebecca says:

      As the beloved only son in an Italian family, nothing Teresa would have said about Melissa would have changed their opinion of their son’s wife. Years of her own actions and words and other peers would be needed to sway their opinion.

      My brother was the third son and his girlfriend was “less than morally desirable” but you could never swayed my mom from treating her with the utmost acceptance and respect.

    • melthehound says:

      Did the martyr, I mean, MeGo, actually watch the show? Somehow I doubt it. Not once her special book scenes ended anyway… So she actually picked a name for it eh? For a minute there, I didn’t think she could decide what kind of book it was going to be. I wonder what her pops disappearing for days at a time has to do with ‘Love, Italian Style’… I get the impression her entire blog post is about her dumbass book.

      Why, I continue to ask, is Jacqueline still on this show. She’s already given us the biggest piece of news of the season from her house (that doesn’t concern her son)… What more do we need to know? Oh yes, she’s still upset about some reunion comment when she was probably the worse one of them all. With all that bleach, she better be careful around Ammonia. I hear if they are mixed, it’s toxic and can kill instantly.

      Great writeup, Stars… You always cut through the crap and get right to the crap with these people 😉

      • Stars99 says:

        So Mel… are you saying I’m full of something? lol

        • melthehound says:

          No Stars, You are just the messenger 😉 I still don’t know which one of us has it worse, I only have to watch the crapfest. You both watch and try to interpret their 6 month later excuses every week…

      • TexasTart says:

        LOL! ….cut through the crap to get right down to the crap….

    • Stars99 says:

      I dunno Sue… sometimes I think I’m going straight to hell for some of the things I say… lolol… (Not really, but ya know… lol… I can occasionally be snarky… at least that’s the rumor… lol)

  10. california35 says:

    Hey Cusi!!! Feliz CUMPLEANOS! 🙂 🙂 have a great one and put all your fun jewelry on 🙂

  11. california35 says:

    Wait! Its both Cusi AND NMD’s birthday? Wow, well I’ll be 😛

    Happy birthday to both of you 🙂

  12. cusi77 says:

    Thank you Everyone for the good wishes! You make my day very Special!!

  13. Rebecca says:

    Teresa said her “father was there more than their own father.” Because she can’t ever say what she means (and yes English is her second language) she could have been speaking in length of time. And then then hell broke loose so she never explained herself.

    (Make the lambs stop screaming.).

    • VV says:

      We know Teresa is not very eloquent. The thing is THEY all know this and instead of asking her to please elaborate on that statement. They jump and attack her. Truth is this show should be called. “Teresa, Teresa, Teresa”

  14. Thank you everyone for the Birthday wishes. It looks like it’ll be a hot hot day out here in the west.

    • Rebecca says:

      Can we get you a Happy Birthday ice cream cake?

    • windycitywondering2 says:

      NMD – enjoy your day and stay cool….ice cream, a Baskin-Robins Ice Cream cake or gelato will help a lot! Love that Cusi shares this special day with you – birthday buddies!

  15. Tracy shea says:

    Thanks for reminding me why I am no longer watching NJ. It just wore me out last year. Life to short, as Kathy would say. Love the recaps though. I am always entertained! Happy Sunday!

  16. not THAT Jill says:

    I hope you 2 have a great day!!!!

  17. boston02127 says:


  18. The Brownstone is a catering hall. It’s been around forever. It’s not bad, but the area it is in is very unsafe nowadays. That is why you see the valet parking, for protection. As for Chris and Albie’s restaurant, it is just a chain restaurant. There are a couple of others on the east coast. Overpriced and bland food.

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks for your reply, Stephen… I was wondering about it… A catering hall is sooooooooooo different than operating a restaurant… And I really didn’t know that their restaurant was part of a “chain.” Very interesting! Thanks for sharing with the class! = )

    • TexasTart says:

      Interesting, thank you Stephen!

  19. designernailsdiana says:

    Happy Birthday Cusi!!!!

  20. designernailsdiana says:

    I can’t believe I’m watching 100th OC again on Bravo. I do need to admit my two favorite OC kids are Kara and Brianna. Kara has a fun quirky personality. I still loved the rain poncho from the finale last year with Tramprat. Kara loves her family and fiercely defends them.
    Brianna speaks her mind, but she’s so “normal” and real that I just love her.

  21. cathy connor says:

    Happy Birthday Cusi

  22. Boobah says:

    Happy Birthday NMD and Cusi !!!! Hope you both have a fabulous day !!!!!

  23. Trashy T says:

    Wishing both of you ladies a most fabulous day!

  24. cdnfillie58 says:

    Happy bday Cusi and NMD.. Have a great day

  25. lulu says:

    Hello everyone!!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. Those in the hot zone stay safe and indoors!

    Happy birthday nmd and cusi!!!!!!!!! Hope u both have a wonderful day 😉

    Looks like another boring episode of NJ. MTH good luck and I’m looking forward to your recap. Feel free for the sake of our sanity to make up stuff 🙂

    Thank u starzy love ur take on the blogs!!! Have to wonder if melissa is pissed that its not about her. 😉

  26. melthehound says:


    As a contributing author on this blog, I am able to view the statistics. That’s a page(s) that show the number of views, unique views, how many times a link is clicked, where in the world clicks are coming from, and stuff like that. One of the other items is the search engine terms that bring people here. Some may stay and read and even participate but others, I suspect not and they only wound up here because of certain words in their query. They always strike me as funny though to read some of them.

    Apparently, Laurie from OC is a transvestite or people are wondering. A few people want to see MeGo nude and Kyle as well. Others think MeGo is a whore. Famewhore, yes. Other kind, I don’t really agree with that one. May have been once but not while married. Someone wants to look at a little girl’s abs (no words for that one).. Andy Cohen is some sort of a bigot according to somebody.. Most, is actually housewives related or asking about shows that have been blogged here before. One of my favorites though, over at The Farm (Empress’s site), of the day, somebody wants to see a mom do a horse (I won’t type the actual phrase). ‘Horse’ taking someone to her blog, I can understand but the rest, no words.

    Just thought you would find that interesting as you’re trying to keep cool 🙂

  27. Orson says:

    Very good job, Stars!

    You said “I don’t remember Teresa ever expressing any remorse for what she had said to Kathy.” and that struck me as funny. I don’t remember Teresa ever expressing any remorse PERIOD. Except for remorse about that gold digging tramp marrying HER baby brother and stealing his affections away from his SISTER.

    In one way, T reminds me of my Aunt A. A feels she’s the family matriarch. Sure, she dominated her husband and her daughters, but my part of the family recognized her ascension to the throne. So A’s gotten really upset that we don’t acknowledge her authority over us and has managed to alienate us all. I think I managed to piss her off the most first. My final straw was failing to be appropriately enthusiastic about her younger daughter becoming engaged to the man who would become her 2nd husband. (oh, YD and I really never liked each other very much, and at the time of the engagement both YD and fiancée whom I’ve never met lived 2,000 miles away). I don’t know what I was supposed to do, but whatever it was, I didn’t do it.

    Back to NJ and hospitalgate, T has taken upon herself to declare the proper visiting schedule for the immediate family of a hospitalized parent. And it doesn’t matter if someone’s sick or has a contagious condition, it’s their DUTY. Or else you’re a BAAAD Son or Daughter In Law. Just ask T. She’s the Matriarch.

    In her opinion.

    • Rebecca says:

      I can’t comment on as to Teresa’s thoughts over hospital visitation. At the time, her father was so bad she may have thought it was the last time people would have to see him. (My grandfather died of pneumonia.) She gets some levity here. However Kim D. doesn’t. It doesn’t matter how protective she is of Teresa. She needs to STFU on someone else’s family – on camera especially.

      • melthehound says:

        Then what would the point of her being on camera be? These ‘friends’ of housewives really wear my patience thin…

      • Sasha says:

        Kim D is doing her appointed duties and that is being a mouthpiece for Teresa and directing setups with bald guys. I’m sure she has her majesty’s approval.

        • melthehound says:

          All of the ‘friends’ probably have their respective sidekicks approval, Sasha.. T needs someone in her corner on this show for a change lately but KimD is nobody’s friend, but her own.

          • Sasha says:

            Kim D = Set ups and disagreements not moral support. Teresa knows this but tries to play dumb. Kim doesn’t mind because it is her time to shine and do what she does best. Viva La Posh Fashion Show!!!!!!!

    • chismosa says:

      Love your assessment Orson. And she is closer with her parents, I feel, since she is the daughter (daughter for life, blah blah blah)

      She does dictate 😜

    • Stars99 says:

      Thanks, Orson… Yeah… I really can’t remember a time when she sincerely apologized either… I omitted further discussion about hospitalgate because I was just too tired of that whole storyline… It was ludicrous… both Tre’s and Melissa’s statement didn’t deserve any additional airtime, IPPHO.

    • Orson says:

      I meant to say my part of the family NEVER recognized her ascension to the throne.

  28. Rebecca says:

    Off topic for today – Fredrik tweeted that there are four more episodes of MDLNY. Damn the short season. This is a good show.

  29. LavaLady says:

    Happy Birthday Cusi and NMD. I hope you both have a wonderful day.

    It’s also my 29th wedding anniversary today! Dinner out later on tonight. Then maybe the 10pm viewing of NJHW.

    I got a beautiful gift from LavaMan. He recently made a totally unnecessary and frivolous and somewhat expensive purchase. I was not totally on board but I did say it would be ok. So yesterday he gave me something I have always wanted but never felt comfortable buying. So I guess now we are even.

  30. chismosa says:

    Happy Birthday NMD and THANK YOU for all you do here. It’s such a haven!

    CUSI– feliz cumpleaños to you as well

    Health and happiness to you both 💖💖

  31. AZGirl says:

    Good Sunday morning! Happy birthday Cusi and NMD (belated). Happy Anniversery to Lavalady and hubby. Heading back to Phoenix. Check in when I get home.

  32. A QUICK HIT AND RUN…. off to work…PITA was taken to ER last night… may be septis ?? from his cellulitis…. waiting on test results…if it ain’t one thing it’s another… damn it all….have NOT told mr ford…don’t want to upset him unless necessary….really dislike keeping things from him…but…..
    so keep PITA in your positive thoughts and prayers today….luckily, I have work to keep my brain occupied……
    didn’t get to see my look a like JD till almost 10;30 last night… they all went to a local bar after fishing so you can imagine the women hanging on him….he came to the front desk to fill me in and we had a good laugh….I called him a taxi so he could go out by himself….he’s bringing me pics today as he asked me to extend his stay till tomorrow….he’s such a cutie…..


    hugs and peace

  33. windycitywondering2 says:

    My dearest Cusi – may your birthday be as bright as your smile, may your birthday be as merry as your laughter and may your birthday be everything you want it to be! Tezzy

  34. TexasTart says:

    • jezzibel says:

      interesting body language distance between Kyle & Maury

      • Laineylainey says:

        Jezzibel…I’ll never Let ya look at my albums…jk…we usually grab our kids first in pics. Well,I think I do that more.

  35. TexasTart says:

  36. Mene Seela says:

    Has anyone tried this? I was reading a story on CNN about how much techno snooping companies do on us. There is a site that will rank you based on your FB likes
    2. Your Facebook likes reveal personality traits.

    Liking something on Facebook is a simple, almost mindless way to pass time on the social networking site. But choosing to “like” beer, crappie or “Real Housewives” allows researchers to extrapolate far more intimate details about you, such as sexual orientation, political leanings and religion, according to a University of Cambridge study released in March.

    If you’re curious, you can visit and see exactly how much your Facebook can predict.

  37. Stars99 says:

    Happy Birthday, NMD and Cusi! May you have way too much fun for words and keep celebrating throughout July! Woo hoooOOOOooOOOoooOOOOo!

  38. windycitywondering2 says:

    Thank you Stars – your humor outweighs the horror of the RHNJ blogs!
    Now most of them are getting into the Wacky Jacky manifesto range – too many pages saying too little of merit!
    At least the original manifesto maniac devoted 40%-50% to her necessary shout outs for the freebies and reduced cost of all the products, services and people she is into – so skipping that section helps.

    So what I am really wondering about is Rosie’s behavior – no one has commented on the ugly, nasty inappropriate things she says and does! I don’t find her funny or loveable – Kathy and Teresa have remained tight lipped on her behavior, while Melissa, Caroline and Wacky just think she is a hoot. I know we are going to be subjected to another Raging Rosie Rant tonight – I just don’t know why? Haven’t we seen enough?

    • melthehound says:

      The idea that her family, and especially her sister, remain tight lipped while her ‘friends’ laugh at the sloppy drunk, Says a lot to me.. Supposedly, T hasn’t been in the same room with her but Kathy, really should take her aside and have a heart to heart with Rosie. I know the who has seen who situation changes on the show tonight though.

    • Stars99 says:

      OMG… WCW… When I saw that Melissa’s blog was longer than “The Manifesto” and Teresa’s… I about died… It’s like she is now blogging more and more just to prove that she can write cuz you know… she has that book coming out and all… and there are those of us who might wonder who is doing the actual writing… I mean allegedly and all that… Plus… who.. just WHO wants to read her book on that subject? Ack!

      • windycitywondering2 says:

        Well Melissa is a righter now – she is going to pen a marriage bible, her memoir and incorporate sex tips for the ladies from her husband…all in one book! I’ll eggmit it – I am in awe of her talent! Do you think she will also do a singing version of it?

      • Laineylainey says:

        I want to know how to keep my marriage hot. Cause “duh” what do menlike more than anything??? I wonder….Mel please share your big secret with us.

  39. lillybee says:

    I hope that all trapped in this heat wave can stay cool.

  40. Mene Seela says:

    Has anyone tried this? I was reading a story on CNN about how much techno snooping companies do on us. There is a site that will rank you based on your FB likes … I did it!
    Your Facebook likes reveal personality traits.

    Liking something on Facebook is a simple, almost mindless way to pass time on the social networking site. But choosing to “like” beer, crappie or “Real Housewives” allows researchers to extrapolate far more intimate details about you, such as sexual orientation, political leanings and religion, according to a University of Cambridge study released in March.

    If you’re curious, you can visit and see exactly how much your Facebook can predict.

    • Orson says:

      I have the “do not track me” add-on on Firefox activated. So I turned that off and tried that site and they wanted me to activate the application platform on FB. Ferget that!

  41. Nancy says:


  42. TexasTart says:

    Oh, thank you Nancy. I was trying to get the Mary Poppins out of my head 😛

  43. rabblerouser2010R says:

    Good afternoon everyone….
    I am sure most of us have seen the sneak peak of Raging Rosie’s adult tantrum on the sneak peaks. It’s going to be interesting how Bravo producers and her sister try to justify this assault.

  44. BB says:

    At 8PM EST tonight – Big Brother, HGTV Design Star, RHONJ. What to watch, what to watch, hmmmmm. BIG BROTHER, OF COURSE! I’ll DVR the other two and probably won’t ever watch RHONJ.

  45. KTinCT says:

    Happy Birthdays, No More Drama and Cusi 🙂

  46. T-Rex says:

    Regarding the question about the Brownstone on whether it’s a day to day restaurant, the only time they do non group/events is during the holidays. They also cater off-site. So they are fully aware on a daily basis how many plates and guests they will be serving, menus are planned in advance, etc. It’s a lot of work, but not like the day to day grind of running a regular restaurant, IMO. You can also purchase pre-made meals from them

    • lillybee says:

      I think I remember Kathy doing that for the holidays.

    • Mene Seela says:

      Hi T-Rex (love your name) Have you been there? Is it upscale or klassy? I agree that running a restaurant is another kettle of fish. At least the Brownstone can manage their perishables and labor better than most restaurants.

      • T-Rex says:

        Never been there, but there pics show that they are an event center for Weddings and Special Occasions, the rooms look great and they are probably very nice the notes on the pages show that they are a great at accommodating their clients and have a number of different options for events. Note that means that they do spend a lot of down time during the non-season months. June is huge for weddings, the Holidays are a given but heck who books anything the mid week of February, uhm no one. Yes the Business is stressful but not like running breakfast lunch and dinner daily to random folks. Oh and heard through some folks that AL is living in an apartment still near the Brownstone, Momz is in Hoboken and Lauren and extended family in the house, and they will be selling the house once the market moves up because they are also upside down on the profit but had the smarts to not be “house poor” and can afford the payments.

    • chismosa says:

      That’s good to know because the catering places near me – the halls, some of them actually are open for dinner.

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