We have a whole lotta shows starting up in the fall. If anyone is interested in blogging any of the shows on the list – or any I may have forgotten, please let me know. We’ve bot Beverly Hills (show and blog) covered by BB and Stars99 and RamonaCoaster will be doing the ATL blogs. The Empress will be covering Walking Dead on her blog. We’re looking for bloggers for the following:
- Real Housewives of Atlanta
- Vanderpump Rules
- Top Chef (already started)
- Shahs of Sunset
Email me – firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested
Real Housewives of New Jersey
Blogs Blogged by Stars99
Kathy Wakile –
She starts her blog by apologizing for not blogging last week. She also lets us know that Rich has “a new bromance with Andrew Dice Clay.” Other than the obvious name dropping, do we care? I certainly don’t… Oh and she met one of the Top Chef Masters…lol. Yippie Skippy! She makes up for her lost blog by including some parts of the previous episode in this one. She congratulates the Manzo boys on the opening of their restaurant… And she is mentascental about her son and how quickly her kids have grown up.
Kathy blogs, “Now 22 years later the kids are grown and I am leader of the pack!”
Why am I suddenly inexplicably singing, “Leader of the Pack?” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO_brEreGLw ) I’ve recently read some interesting things about the Wakile’s alleged connections – In my opinion, the best of which can be accessed at: http://realityrow.com/1/post/2013/10/kathy-wakilefamily-friends-with-johnny-the-greek.html. I had been wondering why the Wakiles had been guests on Bethany’s talk show a couple of times more than some of the other, more popular housewives. Allegedly, Bethany’s talent booking agent (Marigo Mihalos – Johnny the Greek’s niece) is best friends with their daughter, Victoria Wakile. In addition, Victoria is allegedly dating George Mihalos (Marigo Mihalos’ brother + Johnny the Greek’s nephew). For kicks and tricks, I looked at Marigo’s linked in account and it detailed that she was also Associate Talent Producer of Wendy Williams’ show (until May 2013). The link is: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marigo-mihalos/30/5ab/ba9. Now, it all kind of makes sense that Penny wanted to be on the show so badly because there was kind of a connection. But honestly, I have no idea about the veracity of the above information… But it kind of makes everything make sense now… There may be other connections, but quite frankly, Scarlet, I don’t give a rat’s furry ass. Gosh, everything leads back to a pack of rats when we talk about this franchise, no?
Kathy blogs, “I have to say I was so surprised when Kim D. invited me to her party, since I was not sure where we stood. You know I had to say my piece to set the record straight — don’t talk bad or make rude comments about me, period! Anyway, so off to the party Richie and I went since we are supporters, especially when it comes to small local businesses. But to see and hear all the crap that was being passed around, one would have thought we were at the WWE, and not a party! Thankfully everyone made it out of there… But not without a Rummm-ble!”
Wait, the Wakiles were at the party? Who knew? Lol…
Kathy writes, “It was really nice to see Tre and Joe get real and go there with their mistakes and feelings for one another — their brother/sister bond is strong, and as my Richie said to Joe, that is what is important. Family matters the most! It’s important to remember that we are all human and we all make mistakes. And yes it’s OK to get upset when our feelings are hurt or we’re disappointed in one another. However the most important thing is to talk about it, clear it up, and move on.”
I gotta agree, “Talk about it, clear it up, and move on.” I have seen so many evidences of wild accusations being thrown around at people without first making sure the information that’s being acted upon is actually factual and complete. While I don’t really think that anyone is really “real” on this show… it’s kind of humorous that they’re all trying to pretend they’ve had this big epiphany. I think they’re all just trying to save a sinking ship.
Kathy continues, “Our united front has stuck — no haters, no outsiders — because we have each other’s backs and will not allow it. In the toughest times we tend to learn the most, so yes, we have all learned a lot this season about our friendships, our family dynamics, and our ability to communicate no matter what!”
While I can appreciate that concept… I think you guys have an enemy(ies) within the “family.” But the season is over… So I don’t care… Woo hoooOOOooOOOOo!
– Caroline starts, “Here we are at the end of the Housewives Road? It started with a storm (literally and figuratively) and ended with sunshine and unity. Miracles really do happen.”
Right. And pigs fly. I wonder of Moo Shu could fly… hmmmm?
Caroline writes, “The fight at Moxie was awful and pretty ugly to witness. I will never understand the motivation behind the attack on Melissa, Joe, Chris, and Jacqueline.”
Unfortunately, we’ll never know what actually happened in its entirety because there was a lot of clever splicing and dicing going on with the editing. Not sure if it was because of the charges or potential lawsuits… but, “This is kind of irritating me.” Thanks, Milania! Lol.
Caroline blogs, “Al and I decided to stay in Franklin Lakes for a while longer. I love Hoboken, but there’s no place like home and the memories that live within those four walls.”
So that’s your story and you’re sticking with it?
Caroline ends, “It’s been quite a season for the New Jersey ‘Wives, and my hope for our group is that we stay in a place of understanding where we can be in a room together without animosity, but acceptance of who we are, where we’ve been, and the roles we each played in this crazy journey of ours. That’s a tall order, but I’m an optimist.”
Sits cross-legged on the ground, flicks a bic, sways back and forth and starts to inexplicably sing, “Oh, I believe in music… oooOOooo I… I believe in love… Music is the universal language and love is the key… to peace, hope and understanding… and living in harmony… So grab your brother by the hand and sing along with me…” (Sing along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHolek38zzc). Sorry, sometimes we just have to sing, sing a song… sing out loud, sing out strong… but that’s a whole nuther Oprah and a whole nuther song… (Sing along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYjcNR7W-Ow). Wow, I just may be cracking up… I think I’ve seen too many of these shows.
Teresa Giudice –
“Hello Sweethearts!” Okay, I’m dying laffin right now… She changed her greeting again for the last blog… I gotta say, if I had to choose between, “Hello Baby Dolls,” “Hello Loveys,” or this one… hmmm…. I kind of miss the Thurston Howell III’s greeting.
Teresa blogs, “I can’t believe another season is over. And I can’t believe it ended like the last two did: with everyone trying to blame me and make me apologize. I’ve apologized more times than I can count, but if that’s what my brother needs, I’ll keep apologizing until my tongue falls out. I’ve never tried to hurt him or Melissa. I only care about my family. Hopefully we’ve wiped the slate clean and can start over from here now. Since my family is in the public eye, we’ve got to be strong, we’ve got to support each other, and we’ve got to stand united. I never want to go back to that dark place with my family again.”
Sadly, Teresa… You will never be able to further impact what your brother and Melissa think about you or your involvement. You have bigger fish to fry… Seriously, build a bridge and move on for the sake of your own sanity. They are going to do and say whatever they believe will be in their best drama-causing 15 more-minutes-of-fame self-interests. However, I do think you need to say stuff when people badmouth your brother/family in your presence. What I witness is that you just sit there and say nothing – and it just doesn’t sit well with me. I conclude that you don’t say anything, because you never say, “But I defended you and told them to shut up and not talk to me about it” or something like that. You’ve got to do what we all should do in our lives… You need to just walk away from the crazies.
Teresa blogs, “I’m not going to talk too much about Penny and Johnny because I don’t have anything much to say about them. I’ve met them a few times, I knew she wanted to be on the show, and I stayed as far away as I could from whatever rumors she had or didn’t have on Melissa. It’s a small town though, I guess I didn’t stay far enough away! How did she have my phone number? I have no idea, but most people around her do have it. It’s easy to get. I’m not a super secretive person. I give it out to everyone. To me, that’s no big deal. If we were really working together, she would have texts from me and photos of hanging out at my house with me and my kids — like all my other friends do. I’m not buying that she deletes all her texts but saves all her Twitters, but whatever. It is what it is. I can’t do anything to stop strangers from coming after me and my family. The only thing I can do is protect my family the best I can. And if that means getting up and walking away, taking the blame, or apologizing, then I’ll do it.”
There are a thousand ways she could have obtained your phone number(s). I’m guessing there would be more pics and stuff if you were good friends with her/them… When will we all understand that Bravo LOVES this set-up stuff? You just have to learn how loud your silence is… It’s so weird that people will argue about stupid little stuff… but then when the big stuff comes up they keep really quiet. When people say stuff like Melissa is cheating on Joe… In public, I think you should totally be saying things like, “You know that’s a big, fat, hairy lie”… Unless you know otherwise, I guess.
Teresa continues, “My amazing hairdressers did want me to point out that I’ve never had my hair done by Penny or at her salon. Melissa knows that too, I have no idea why she screamed that. She likes the drama. I went with Kim D. to have my makeup done at Penny’s place last season, but that was it.”
Rut roh… the hairdressers are cranky! They’re the ones with sharp, pointy objects and lots of chemicals… Run… Save your hair while you still can!
Teresa blogs, “The Watch What Happens Live interview with Andy was intense. I think he was very respectful and did a great job. Hopefully we answered enough questions, but it is aggravating to not be able to speak freely about everything. When this is all over, we will! As Joe said, we pleaded not guilty for a reason. Thank you all so much for your support and for withholding judgment until the trial is over.”
Just shakes my head… The saying goes… “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” It’s unfortunate you guys chose to speak.
Teresa continues, “I’m not in denial about it, I know it’s serious and terrible, and I wouldn’t wish this situation on anyone. If you’ve ever been in any kind of legal situation, even a divorce, you know it can suck your soul dry faster than almost anything else. It’s not a pretty process. But I choose to stay positive. I really believe that being positive and being happy is a choice. It would be easy to stay in bed and cry all day. It’s hard to keep moving forward, keep working, and keep your head up, but that’s what strong women do. Especially being a mom, I can’t fall apart. I have four little girls looking at me to see how to handle bad times. I want to set a good example for them because life involves bad times. You have to know how to cope and not to crumble. And I trust in God. I trust that no matter what, we’ll be OK. Worrying isn’t going to do one thing to help us.”
The thing is, Teresa, you often answered the questions with a “We haven’t really thought about it” kind of a response. How is that demonstrating strength? A strong person would consider all the possible outcomes of a litigious situation and plan accordingly. It just boggles my mind – if in fact we believe what you said in your interview. Plan for the sake of your kids… dagnabit! Get your head out of the sand! No one says you can’t be positive, happy, AND prepared!
Melissa Gorga –
“Hi, everyone! What a week. The finale episode was only part of the excitement. My book Love Italian Style has been out for over ten days now, and it’s making headlines.”
Yeah, but it’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons… #theworstmaritaladvicebookeverwritten
Melissa justifies, “Some of the content is controversial to say the least. At first, I was upset that a website accused me and Joe of horrible, disgusting things. But now I see it as an opportunity to further explain my philosophy about marriage.”
You had an entire book to fully explain your philosophy about marriage… We get it. Honestly, we do. Your relationship is scary. Where is your family? Where are your friends? Are you not listening to rational people anymore?
Melissa blogs, “Regarding the quote in the book about Joe saying every woman wants to have her hair pulled and clothes ripped off sometimes: First if all, it’s not meant to read literally. Joe would be in serious trouble if he tore my clothes! His point is that women like feeling taken — within the trust and safety of a mutually respectful relationship. Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey can attest that there’s a difference between racy and “rapey.” When Joe and I talk about dominance and submission, it’s racy. It’s about a man being a man, a woman being a woman, a man taking charge and a woman letting it happen — consensually! There are times I play hard to get, and Joe knows those signals. But when I am not in the mood, Joe doesn’t force me to do ANYTHING. In the Jezebel article, the reporter failed to quote another line from the book when Joe says, “She’s not in mood to have sex? How about a three-minute massage instead? Men need to be touched. Skin on skin. A kiss, a hug, a massage. That’s enough on some nights.” Or when Joe wrote “My wife is my life. I live to make her happy. I like it when she tells me what she wants.”
Melissa, I cannot believe you tritely said, “There’s a difference between being racy and ‘rapey.’” That just offends me to my very core. Melissa, to me it sounds like you’re really just trivializing rape. We teach our daughters and sons that, “Yes means Yes” and “No means No” and in your book you are undermining that whole concept. What’s this crap about, “a man being a man and a woman being a woman” – As if one gender by definition is supposed to somehow dominate the other. Words just elude me. Plus, anytime you use a book that is reportedly as poorly written and constructed as “Fifty Shades of Grey” as an explanation of your own poorly written and constructed book, you’re in quicksand – Seriously. She then tells us that when she refuses her husband she does so “nicely.” Thanks, good to know. [Insert gratuitous eye roll here.]
Since she hasn’t completed submerged herself into quicksand yet, Melissa continues, “To the point that, in a marriage, sometimes you have sex because your partner wants to, even if you’re not so into it: I defy anyone in a long-term relationship, man or woman, to say that they’ve never done it for their partner’s sake once in a while. It’s called compromise and compassion for the person you love and trust most in the world. There is nothing wrong with that, and nothing wrong with admitting it. I also made the point that, if you’re not so into it initially, you might change your mind a few minutes later, and wind up glad you said, ’Okay, let’s go.’”
We all do things out of love for each other. We actively choose to – rather than be dominated into it. There’s a difference. She goes into a long winded explanation about how she needs Joe and he needs her. Blahditty blah blah blah.
Melissa reasons, “Our need for each other doubles our joy and halves our pain. It’s how we share our lives.”
I’ve heard the saying, “Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief/sorrow.” How does your “need for each other” double your joy, exactly? I just don’t get it.
Melissa, shockingly continues, “Regarding our parenting style, how Joe said he doesn’t change diapers. The article pulled out one sentence, but failed to include the entire passage. Here it is, in full: ‘Some guys change one diaper or give a baby one bottle, and declare themselves Super Dad. They hand the baby back to Mommy, and then go to the garage to putter around or sneak off to their office to look at porn. I don’t feed babies, or change the diapers. My father never wiped my ass, and I don’t either. But, I get on the floor and play with my kids for hours.” This is what I mean when I say that the quotes were taken out of context. And guess what? My kids are out of diapers. They’re done with bottles. But Joe still runs around with the kids, and plays with them for hours.’”
Joe, it’s called being a “father” in this century. It’s about doing the fun things and the not so fun things. Do you do anything but play with your kids? It’s about partnering with your wife in parenting. It’s about your snide attitude of, “My father never wiped my ass, and I don’t either.” Although, truthfully, I could argue from your own words that you admitted that you don’t wipe your own ass. Is that something Melissa is also required to do?
Speaking of wiping your ass, Melissa continues, “Another thing: Of course, I poop in my own house! I just don’t let Joe see me do it. I keep that business to myself. You wouldn’t let a man see you poop on the first date, right? That’s my point. Keep the mystery alive in a marriage. Date your husband.”
Melissa, you’re not on a first date with your husband of several years. You poop and he poops. And it stinks. As human beings, we can try to minimize the stink or sound several ways just out of common courtesy to others. Does Joe do that for you? Or does he fart in your general direction (Sorry, obscure Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference)?
Melissa blogs, “Finally, to the issue that I’m a throwback housewife: I concur. I am a “housewife.” I’m also a Housewife. I cook and clean; I’m on TV, am a recording artist, and now a published author.”
Okay, that just made me throw up a little in my mouth. Melissa goes on to say that she treats Joe like a king and he treats her like a queen. So which wife are you? Anne Boleyn? Cuz it didn’t end well for her… she kinda lost her head!
Melissa says, “I do find it ironic that some viewers of the show say that Joe is my puppet, and then criticize my book and say that he’s a control freak rapist. The truth is: he’s a passionate, red-blooded man who loves and respects me, just as I love and respect him.”
Joe is a control freak – We are really not confused on that issue. However, you are a manipulator and you use sex to get exactly what you want. You also have some control freak in you – I’m reminded of the time you and Teresa took the girls to that jewelry making shop and you were crazily specific about the order of the color of the beads in the bracelet your daughter was making.
In your book you say, “Back in our early years, we’d go to the bar, and I’d make the rounds and talk to everyone. When we got home, Joe would say, “I feel like we didn’t hang out. Like you talked to everyone else more.” Now, you might think, “Why is he so needy?” He’s not. Joe doesn’t need me to hold his hand at a party. It’s about respect and loyalty…We arrive together. We stay near each other. We leave together.” I’m telling you, the minute my husband tries to dictate who I talk to at a party is the day he will wish he never woke up. The element that is sorely missing in your relationship is trust. I see no sign of it. You might want to work on that.
Amazingly, Melissa continues to blog, “In our marriage, we do whatever we can to make each other happy, and we succeed. If it makes my husband happy to have a hot meal on the table when he comes home from work, I cook for him. I love to cook. It’s not such a giant sacrifice. And if it makes me happy to sing and record music, he builds a studio for me in the basement. He also supports me to no end, tells me he loves me and that I am beautiful every single day, and has my back no matter what.”
You underestimate how difficult it is to listen to you sing. We will never forgive Joe for giving in to your delusional dream of being a “singer.” We’ve all been subjected to cruel and unusual punishment as a result of it. Our ears are still bleeding.
Melissa says, “As the subtitle reads, my book is about “The Secrets of MY Hot and Happy Marriage.” I hope people will judge my book after they’ve ACTUALLY read it, not just on one article on a notoriously snarky blog that misconstrued my message in order to get hits.”
Dang, and I was hoping she was referring to our blog… I must not be doing my job well enough and therefore I must, I must, I must increase my snark!
The portion of Melissa’s blog about her book ends with, “Accusing Joe and I of promoting marital rape diminishes the real terror and violence of a forcible act of sexual violence. Women who are prisoners of their husband’s violence have no escape from physical and psychological trauma. Playing hard to get is NOT domestic abuse. If any women reading this are in a nightmare situation, go to www.NOMORE.org for help.”
Playing hard to get is a game… You can tell by the use of the word, “play.” The thing is… that when you “play” – you both know you are… umm… playing. Dominating someone sexually when they’re saying “no” is not playing. You’re the one that’s blurring the lines (Sorry, obscure reference to a current controversial song that alludes to this very subject…). Using the term, “rapey” as you did earlier in this very blog, is exactly what diminishes the real terror and violence of rape.
Melissa then tells us that she’s now going to talk about the episode, but yet she really doesn’t. Instead she lists her costars… and writes a personal message to each. Yawn. I’m not going into it. I’m just not that into Melissa. (Another obscure movie/book reference.)
Jacqueline’s gift to us: She didn’t blog this week! Woo hooOOOoooOOOOo!
Well, that’s it for the blogs this week and for this season. I apologize for my overuse of obscure references and links… but it’s the only way I could get through it this week. We only have the reunion shows to watch and they really don’t blog about it. So that means we made it! I knew we could! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment. Though we may not always agree about each housewife… We can agree to disagree, agreeably. Thanks NMD for the opportunity to blog. I value the ability to freely share opinions while keeping our snark focused at the housewives and not on each other. That’s why this community is so great! Snark on, my friends, snark on! Happy Trails!
(And thank you Stars for taking on what I consider the worst show of the franchise. You’ll be back again with the Beverly Hills Blogs – so keep your snark fresh!!)
The Amazing Race – Episode One by MeltheHound
- Jason and Amy – Dating
- Chester and Ephraim – NFL
- Leo and Jamal – Afghanimals (Cousins from Afghanistan)
- Rowan and Shane – Queens (of Bingo) – Don’t hate the messenger here..
- Hoskote and Naina – Father and daughter
- Ally and Ashley – Ice girls (LA Kings Ice Crew)
- Brandon and Adam – Hippies
- Nicole and Travis – ER Doctors (married)
- Tim and Danny – BestBuds (from Oklahoma)
- Tim and Marie – Divorced (two of the most annoying people on the planet)
- Nicole and Kim – Baseball wives (married to MLB players)
- And of course, Phil Keoghan – The host or just, Phil
All photos are screen grabs or photos of the television screen or linked to other internet images.
Welcome back race fans.. Here we go again with The Amazing Race. See the cast list above for my nicknames because I don’t care about their real names. Not until there are only a few left anyway.. If you’re watching, it will be pretty easy to follow. As you can see, once again we have at least one of each type in this typecast show from CBS. Keep in mind, this race has been run, and won so any advice we may have for these people is a few months late. Although, I’m sure we can all do better than they do as armchair racers 😉 (Just having some fun).. I am happy to say that though there may be a couple familiar names to people who really pay attention to some activities (Baseball wives), there are no CBS crossovers or returning suspects this time around. All new (to me) players, the way I like it.
Let’s get this party started. We meet up with Phil at some ‘dude ranch or rather a movie set in LA somewhere. We meet the teams individually and if you want to get to know them, you have their names in the list that will remain with us during the season. As usual, I am not interested in any of their back stories, just that they are on the show is enough for me. You can look these people up if you are really interested in them. So here we are at the old western set on a movie lot somewhere and the racers meet up with Phil. He welcomes them and tells them their first destination will be revealed via a phone call from the cars they are about to run to. Ready Set Go! And they’re off.. Right away I am thinking that running, is a foreign concept to some of these people but, they all get to their Ford provided cars without anyone getting hurt. The phones in these cars are voice activated and the racers learn they are going to Iquique, Chile.. Has TAR ever gone to South America before? To get there they have to drive to LAX after getting their first clue. There are two flights with 7 available seats on the first plane, 4 on the second. We all know by now that it doesn’t typically make a difference who gets on the plane first, it’s the one who gets to the mat at the pit stop last. In this case, the first one to get to the pit stop will receive 2 express passes. One for themselves and one that they must give up by the end of the 5th leg of the race. They did this last season and everyone was kissing the ass of the ones who won the first leg and neither team won the race.. Anyway, once they get to Chile via Santiago, they have to find Javiar to get their next (first real) clue. Of course they have to find LAX first and for some of these teams that seems to be a problem. However, they all manage to find the place with the airplanes and get their flights booked, boarded, and all are on their way with about a 3 hour difference between planes.
Once there, they have to take a taxi to the place where they will meet up with Javiar to get their next clue. Their final destination to find Javiar is Alto Hospicio.. The clue he hands them is a road block. Follow the leader.. The object here is for one member to paraglide off of the cliff down to the beach (guided of course).. The other member must meet up with them when they land. Follow the leader.. They all do it, there is some scardycatitis from a couple of the women (baseball) but they all manage it. Once the teams are reunited, they will get their next clue. A couple mistakes here, a couple teams (NHL, Divorced, and Afghans) let their taxis go as soon as they arrived at the meetup place on the beach. The others told them to wait. Afghans have someone call for 2 more cabs, they are crushing on the NHL girls, and the cabs do arrive but Divorced steels one of them. No worries I guess as cabs are plentiful.
The next destination is called Muelle Pratt to grab the next clue.. It is a roadblock, again. This particular one is a scavanger hunt of sorts. One member for each team must row one of these big ass heavy boats around a harbor looking for one of three specific fishing boats. They must come back with 5 fish in order to continue. There are a limited number of fish on each boat so they may have to find more than one of the fishing boats. The team member that paraglided, must do this task.. Very important to read the instructions as a few of these teams are about to learn. By now all 7 of the first teams are on the way to this harbor and the second plane is just landing with the other 4. They all know of course, it’s a race to not be last. Resting on the dock, I swear before God, is the entire cast of RHONJ. Those are either sea lions or very large seals. Let us just get to who screwed up and call this task a day. Remember who was supposed to do it, the one on the glider. Not the one who followed him/her. The Afghan cousins and the father daughter team got it wrong so they had to start over.
ER doctors were the first to finish but they can’t read the instructions on their next clue either. That clue will take them to the pit stop but they must go there on foot, not by cab. That’s the part that they messed up and incurred a 30 minute penalty at the first pit stop. The pit stop is the Teatro Municipal De Iquique. What that means is they have to take a 30 minute time out. A lot of things can happen in half an hour. All of the other teams could finish (unlikely with 10 others out there), another team could finish and get first place (remember those express passes), or no other teams could finish and the ER doctors get to keep their first place win of leg one. What happens is, the most annoying people on the planet, Tim and Marie win the dual express passes. Should it come as any shock that the most annoying people, also happen to be from New Jersey (relax people, I was born there…. Careful with what you say next 😉 ).
8 more teams finish next, I am not going to bother with the order because it rarely matters. The 11th team to finish is the father daughter team. He is a doctor, I forget what she does… He of course thinks the world of his daughter but it would be his pleasure to arrange her marriage. She doesn’t really want that though. It always sucks to be the first one gone but at least they got a round trip to Chile out of it.. Nice to meet youse two.
There it is folks. Short and short. Kind of a boring episode and there wasn’t really a lot to report. I hope it gets better and that the Divorced couple gets bounced next holding both express passes. Remember the dumbass surfer dude from last season? Kicked off the race holding the pass that could have put him in first place. I don’t have anyone to cheer for yet but that’ll change, perhaps, in the next couple weeks.
See you next time, MTH.