Million Dollar Listing Los Angles / Top Chef New Orleans / Big Bang Theory

Million Dollar Listing L.A.

Episode 11 – This Means War

by Vilzvet

Josh Altman nervously places a call, and this time it’s not to a client – it’s to girlfriend Heather’s mom, asking for permission to propose. There was no need to sweat; Heather’s mom is thrilled and happily grants her permission.

million-dollar-listing-la-season-6-gallery-episode-611-03Josh Flagg is at a potential listing with Homa in Trousdale Estates, located in Beverly Hills north of Sunset Boulevard. This home encompasses 3,665 sq. feet, has 5 bedrooms,  4 baths, and great views of L.A.  Josh knows the home is in definite  need of updates and possibly a complete gutting as it is dated, but it has an unbeatable location. Homa is asked what she thinks the home is worth; she guesses in the low $3 million range. Josh laughs and gives her the good news: it is actually worth much more. They agree to list the home at $5,695,000.00 and this will represent a huge profit, as Homa’s parents bought the home back in 1976 for a measly $450,000.00.

million-dollar-listing-la-season-6-gallery-episode-611-06Madison has a hot new listing, located up in the scenic hills of Malibu. It is 6,670 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 3 levels, panic room, elevator and infinity pool and 4 car garage spread out over seven acres. The home will be very private as it is surrounded by a national park. Madison would hope to price the house at $6 million, however, the developers are looking to receive at least a million dollars more. They feel there is nothing to compare this unique home to. Madison and the men agree to start at $6.5 million and see what the initial feedback is.

Josh A. meets with Ilan, an acquaintance of about a year, up in the Hollywood Hills at a newly-built home. It encompasses 6,000 sq. ft., has 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, abeautiful white custom kitchen and even a  2-story guest house, .  The newly-built home has a decidely East Coast design to it, which is unusual for Los Angeles. The men decide to start at $4.5 million.

million-dollar-listing-la-season-6-gallery-episode-611-11Back at Trousdale Estates, Josh F. meets with Marisa, former Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, to show the home. Both agents already know this home will need to be either completely remodeled or gutted to start fresh, but the location cannot be beat. Marisa feels she has a potential buyer from New York that she will be bringing in. (And that is our token Real Housewife appearance of the week!)

The brokers open is coming together for Josh A. in the Hollywood Hills. Many agents are walking through the door. For fun Josh has even brought in a lobster truck to sell something the East is famous for, lobster rolls! Josh Flagg walks in to check out the house. After being introduced to owner Ilan, he finds out he used to be Ilan’s Scout Master! He also is informed by Ilan that Josh FLAGG was his first choice to list this home, but he was never called back! Josh F. seems perplexed and doesn’t recall seeing any messages, and Josh A. is giddy with this tidbit. Josh F. feels that the other Josh took full advantage of the situation and knows he took the listing away. Josh A. said it is not his fault that Josh F. did not receive the messages from Ilan.

million-dollar-listing-la-season-6-gallery-episode-611-15Madison previews the Malibu hills home to several realtors. They all ooh and aah over the incredible views and location of the property. He needs to gauge that $6.5 million would be an acceptable price. Unfortunately, the agents feel the house should be in the $4 million range. Madison is concerned.

Back in the office, Josh F. decides to call Ilan about the Trousdale Estates home. He thinks that Ilann would be a perfect choice to purchase and flip the house, as he is a developer. Ilan is quite interested in looking at the property. If Ilan purchases the home, Josh tells him he could probably flip the house for as much as $15 million. They make a date for the next day. Ilan and his parter Ash visit the home for an inspection. They like the home and certainly would be interested in flipping the home, but as it stands the asking price is a big high. Josh also clarifies with Ilan that his rival Josh Altman is not Ilan’s exclusive rep for all real estate deals. Ilan said not at this point, which mean Josh would not be stepping on his rival’s toes in this deal. Josh would be making a five percent commission on this home since he is representing the potential buyer AND seller, a unique situation.

Back in Malibu, Madison places a call to the owner Joshua, passing on the brokers’ opinions on pricing the home. Madison feels that $6 million is the most they should be listing the house. Joshua reluctantly agrees and promises the house will be finished with all construction before buyers are brought in.

Josh F. heads back to Trousdale to meet with Homa, the homeowner. The offer that Ilan and his partner have brought is $4.8 million. Homa would really want an offer starting at $5 million. Since Josh is representing BOTH sides in this deal, he is forced by law to remain neutral. They decide to counter offer at $5,480,000.00.

Josh A. continues to show the Hollywood Hills East Coast-style home to eager viewers. Most people are loving the charm and style.

Josh invites his assistants Matt and Billy into the conference room to witness the counter offer on Trousdale to Ilan. This will be a good learning experience for them. Josh phones Ilan and gives him the counter offer of $5.48 million. Ilan says that is quite high and counters back at $5,150,000.00. When he phones Homa with the new price, she instructs Josh to counter back at $5,300,000.00. He calls Ilan again; by keeping his neutral stance, Josh is simply letting his clients come up with the new prices on their own. Ilan is getting frustrated but makes a final counter offer of $5.25 million, which is what Josh was hoping for. Homa still feels this is too low. Josh is kicking himself, because when he first sat down with Homa, she didn’t even think her home was worth $3.5 million. Josh was the one who told her it was worth much more! He never thought he would be representing a buyer too! Yikes.

Homa is waffling about even keeping this deal going. Josh decides to tell Homa he would be willing to kick back his 2.5% commission to Homa so she would net more in the sale. She is pleasantly surprised, and then and there decides to accept the deal! It is worth it to Josh to do this because it would be good for future business relationships with both Homa and Ilan. Matt and Billy are a bit surprised that Josh would be happy giving up over $131,000.00 in commission, but Josh feels it would be worth it. Josh calls Ilan and gives him the happy news.

The Malibu home is finally finished! Madison has a brokers’ open in full swing. The home looks stunning now that is fully completed. Everyone gets a kick out of the panic room, too. The consensus seems to be that $6 million is not out of the question for this unique home.

million-dollar-listing-la-season-6-gallery-episode-611-27Josh F. sits down to dinner with his adorable grandmother Edith. He has to inform her that he and Colton have sold their condo in Edith’s building, and he will no longer be her neighbor. She says she will be very unhappy and will not call him anymore if this happens. He hopes she is just joking. She relents and says that as long as he is happy living elsewhere, it is okay. Josh knows he will miss her terribly now that he can’t just pop up to the penthouse when she calls.

Josh A. has an offer of $4.3 million to present to Ilan for the East Coast-style home. They decide to counter back at the FULL asking price, no negotation. After a few minutes, they get a return call, and the deal is done! A new sales record has been shattered on that street, and Josh is ecstatic. When Josh immediately asks Ilan if he has any other properties in mind to buy for the future, Ilan admits he JUST closed a deal with rival Josh F. in Trousdale. Josh A. is surprised and questions Ilan, who said it was a sudden situation and a decision had to be made quickly. Josh tells Ilan that his rival Josh F. was doing this out of spite and basically poached Ilan from him. Josh is so annoyed he leaves Ilan and tells him that he will speak to him later.

Madison is continuing to show the Malibu property to eager buyers. At $6 million, it is pricey but the views seem to be the top selling point as they are to die for.

million-dollar-listing-la-season-6-gallery-episode-611-30A furious Josh A. is on a mission to confront Josh F. regarding the Ilan situation. He finds Mr. Flagg at a listing and the two men immediately begin to argue. Josh A. accuses Josh F. of not only poaching Ilan, but of being lazy and just doing real estate as a hobby, not a career. (It’s no secret that Mr. Altman has been jealous of Flagg for years.) Altman even brings up Josh”s beloved grandmother Edith, sniping that Flagg will never work as hard as she did. Flagg immediately slaps Altman full in the face! End of episode.

We will have to wait until the finale next week to find out what happens…will we see Josh Altman’s proposal to Heather also?

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Top Chef New Orleans (S11E3) by BB

Hey, Y’all.  This week’s N’Awlins phrases are “Peench the Tails” and “Suck the Heads” (the first and second ways to eat Crayfish there).  Now let’s get to cookin’.

Top Chef 617 Chefs and counting.  Editor in Chief of Food and Wine Magazine, Dana Cowin will be the guest judge for the Quickfire Challenge, along with Padma and Emeril.  The chefs pick a knife that contains a food trend that Dana thinks is past its prime.  They will have to create a dish that reinvents this popular food trend.  The food trends the chefs will be working with are Eggs over everything, Bacon, Smoked, and Kale.  Dana advises the chefs to avoid making Kale salad or Kale chips.  They have 30 minutes and one of them will be getting eliminated and one will be getting immunity.

The chefs who have the food trend Smoked are Sara, Janine, Louis, and Michael.  Shirley, Nina, Nicholas and Carrie have Eggs over everything.   Bene, Brian, Travis, Carlos, and Stephanie have Bacon.  Patty, Justin, Brett, and Aaron have Kale.  The favorites are Nina, Shirley, and Stephanie.  Aaron eliminated Quickfire ChallengeThe winner is Shirley and she will have immunity in the elimination challenge.  The least favorites are Brett (who made a Kale salad even though they were told not to), Louis and Aaron (too much salt).  Aaron is eliminated, which surprises the other chefs considering his background.  I guess we’ll see him in the Last Chance Kitchen.

The elimination challenge will be taking place at the Commander’s Palace, a famous restaurant in New Orleans.  They will all be dining there that evening.  At the Commander’s Palace, Tory McPhail, the Executive Chef,comes out to explain the challenge.  The challenge will be to replicate a classic Commander’s Palace dish.  They will try a dish that night and try to make the same exact dish the next day.  This will test their palate, attention to detail and the ability to replicate.  The dishes they are served that night are:  Shrimp and Tasso Henican created by Chef Jamie Shannon; Black Skillet Seared Trout created by Chef Paul Prudhomme; Veal Chop Tchoupitoulas created by Chef Emeril Legasse; and for dessert, Strawberry Trio created by Chef Tory McPhail.

They will be cooking in the groups where they are seated for dinner.  Table number one (Louis, Nicholas, Janine and Carlos) will be responsible for cooking the Black Skillet Seared Trout.  Table number two (Michael, Nina, Bene, and Travis) will be making the Shrimp and Tasso Henican.  Table number three (Brian, Shirley, Bret and Patty) will be making the Veal Chop Tchoupitoulas.  Table number four (Carrie, Justin, Stephanie and Sara) will be making the Strawberry Trio.  The Commander’s Palace chef will be making every dish so there can be side by side comparisons.  Emeril Lagasse and Paul Prudhomme will be present to taste their creations.

The next day the chefs take over the Commander’s Palace kitchen. The chefs think it’s much harder to try to replicate other chef’s dishes than to cook their own.  I’m only going to talk about any crises that happen during the preparation of these dishes.  Louis has problems with Cajun spices.  The biscuit making process is not going well either.  I always get tickled when I see chefs trying to make a dessert.  Desserts seems to be the hardest challenges for contestants on Top Chef.  Space is also a problem for the chefs.  Nina accidentally took Michael’s plates.

Meantime all the dignitaries show up for their dinner, along with the judges.  Included are the regular judges Tom, Padma and Hugh, plus Emeril, Ti Martin (proprietor of the restaurant), Tory Mcphail, and Paul Prudhomme.  The first course is the Shrimp dish.  It seems the judges like Nina’s shrimp, Bene’s sauce and Michael’s presentation and if combined, would have made the perfect dish.  They thought Travis missed the mark completely.

The second course is the Blackened Trout.  Hugh and a couple of the others liked Janine’s dish the best.  Tom thought they were all under-seasoned.  Nicholas’ dish is light on one end and dark on the other with lots of sauce.  Louis’ is overcooked and bland.  Bland seems to be the key word with this group.  They think Carlos’ skillet was too hot and his is overcooked to the point of almost being burnt.  Padma reminds them how difficult this challenge is because not only do they have to replicate dishes, the creators are sitting at the table.

Top Chef 7Next up is the Veal Chop Tchoupitoulas.  Shirley has lost her yellow beets!  This is Emeril’s dish.  Brian’s vegetables are raw.  Patty’s presentation is good and her veal is nicely cooked.  Some of Shirley’s veal chops are too well done.  Bret may be the closest to replicating, but his dish looks messy and Emeril says “there’s no love.” It’s not seared and a couple of his veal chops are overcooked.  Hugh says they didn’t have a lot of time to get this dish done.  Tom looks at him funny and Hugh asks him if he wants to roll up his sleeves and do it because he’s game.

Last but not least is the Strawberry Trio.  These chefs look beat when they’re finished.  Sara’s was greasy and she had an obliterated biscuit.  They like Carrie’s and Justin’s.  They also like Stephanie’s biscuits, with one judge saying they are even better than the Commander’s biscuits.  The judges call this the best course of the night.  Will the winner be coming from this group?

Justin Winner Elimination ChallengeIn the stew room, the chefs watch the judges deliberate.  They talk about seasoning and that the best dishes are the desserts.  They praise Justin and Stephanie.  They talk about who struggled.  They mention Louis, Carlos, and Bret’s presentation.  Padma asks Justin, Stephanie and Nina to come into the judging room.  They came the closest to the Commander’s Palace originals.  Justin was nominated for the same James Beard award that Chef Tory McPhail won.  They announce Justin as the winner.

Bret Eliminated ChallengeNext come the chefs with the least favorite dishes – Louis, Carlos and Brett.  They find out Louis made the seasoning blend for his whole group.  That explains a lot about everything being bland.  Tom is surprised the others let Louis make the seasoning for their food.  Carlos owns his burnt food.  Brett makes excuses about being last on the grill and trouble plating his meal.  Padma tells Brett to pack his knives and go.  The eliminated group consists of men only so far.

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BBT

The Big Bang Theory

“The Workplace Proximity”

By Stars99

Sheldon and Amy are eating dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.  As Penny (their waitress) is pouring water into their water glasses, she observes that there is an awkward silence, Sheldon is on his phone, and nobody’s touching.  Penny deduces and in a singsong teasing voice says, “Awwww…. Somebody’s having date night!”  Amy quickly assures her it’s much steamier than it appears because Sheldon is looking up the phallic symbolism of root vegetables found in Renaissance paintings.  Sheldon clarifies and tells them that actually, he got bored of that search and is now browsing for cuticle scissors on Amazon.   After hearing that piece of information, Penny wonders aloud at how she’s surprised that Amy doesn’t want to tear off Sheldon’s clothes right then and there, and, “Take him right here on this table.”  Sheldon warms, “If you do that, I’ll scream!”

date nightDuring dinner, Amy breaks the news to Sheldon that she’s been invited to consult on a special project at the facility where he works.  Sheldon thought that finding out that his new pair of cuticle scissors would arrive within 1-2 days was way more exciting than that piece of news.  Amy wonders if Sheldon is okay with her working at his facility.  Amy is concerned because the project would have them work in close proximity to each other.  Amy tells Sheldon that the old adage that, “One shouldn’t defecate where one eats” came to her mind.  Sheldon tells her his dad used to say that – and that he also used to say, “Who does one have to orally gratify to get a drink around here?”  Realizing that Sheldon obviously doesn’t understand the meaning behind the saying, Amy explains it to Sheldon.  Amy says, “It means – Don’t have a romantic relationship in the workplace.”  “Really?” Sheldon dryly exclaims.  Sheldon ponders further and says, “Hmmm, I always took it literally.  That’s why I’ve never once moved my bowels in this or any restaurant.”  Amy tells Sheldon that she’s relieved he doesn’t have a problem with them working together.  After realizing he was wrong all this time about his literal interpretation of the adage, Sheldon tells Amyt that she’s not as “relieved” as he’s going to be in a minute – as he leaves to actually go “relieve” himself).  Sheldon tells Amy, “It’s a whole new world, little lady.”

Back at Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment, the four guys are playing the card game, “Mystic Warlords of Ka’a” and in between turns Howard is telling Sheldon that he shouldn’t want his girlfriend at work with him.  Raj disagrees and says that it could be romantic because his parents met at his dad’s place of work.  Leonard said, “But your dad is a gynecologist.”  Raj said, “Yeah, what started out as a pap smear turned into a date, which turned into her working there, which turned into a marriage, and then turned into hatred which continues to this day.”

cardsOn the other hand, Leonard is thinking this whole Amy working with Sheldon thing may work towards Leonard’s own benefit since Amy will then be able to do all the weird Sheldon things Leonard had been stuck doing for Sheldon all this time.  For instance, Amy will be able to put drops in Sheldon’s eyes the next time he has conjunctivitis.  As Leonard plays his next card, he dramatically says, “Big Baby.”  Sheldon corrects him, points out there’s a different image on the card, and says, “It’s a raging ogre.”  Obviously, Leonard was not describing the card he was actually playing, but instead was describing the big baby with whom he’s playing cards.  Leonard says, “Yeah, I know.”  Sheldon is not concerned about working with Amy because he assumes he will deduct all the minutes of time that he sees her at work from their “weekly quota.”  Leonard begs Sheldon to let him be there when Sheldon tells Amy that piece of information.

Amy, Bernadette and Penny are in Penny’s apartment talking about Amy’s special project.  Amy goes into a quick scientific description of her project.  All of the sudden, Penny surprisingly says, “You know, not a lot of people know this, but the Monoamine oxidase enzyme was discovered by a woman, Mary Burnheim.”  Amy and Bernadette look astonished and like they’re about to fall off their chairs.  It was like Penny just grabbed that information out of thin air.  Penny says, “That’s right, my phone is just as smart as you guys!”

You then hear Sheldon’s trademark trio of knocks at Penny’s front door, except that he’s added to his usual verbal greeting.  It goes something like this:  [Knock, knock, knock] “Amy, Bernadette, Penny!” [Knock, knock, knock]  “Amy, Bernadette, Penny!”  [Knock, knock, knock] “Amy, Bernadette, Penny.”  As she’s answering the door, Amy tells the others that she doesn’t mind Sheldon’s idiosyncrasies like this one because she hopes to put Sheldon’s love of repetition to good use some day.  Sly and knowing glances are shared between Penny and Bernadette.

When the door opens, Sheldon abruptly informs Amy that he’s not going to be able to work with Amy after all.  Amy tells him that has already signed the contract and has cashed the check.  Sheldon thinks Penny is going to look bad because she won’t be able to work there.   Penny said she thought Sheldon was okay with working with Amy.   Sheldon explains, “I was, but that was before Howard explained to me how awful it would be if he had to work with his significant other.”  Bernadette gasped, “He said, WHAT?”   Sheldon calms her down and tells her not to be insulted and attempts to explain that Howard simply thinks that seeing too much of Bernadette would be, “Mind-numbingly tedious.”  As Bernadette storms off to talk to her husband, Sheldon calls out to her, “Keep it short – Brevity is your friend.”

Penny tries to tell Sheldon that he cannot tell Amy what she can or cannot do.  Sheldon reminds Penny that last week she told Leonard he couldn’t wear his wookie jacket out in public.  “Well, that’s different – I’m not going to the mall with someone dressed as a dumb space bear.”  Amy tells Sheldon, “You don’t have to worry about me bothering you – I will be in a different building and we don’t even have to have lunch together.”  Sheldon says, “Really?”  Amy says, “Yes.”  Sheldon wonders, “[Are] you sure your moth-like personality won’t be drawn to this blazing fire that is myself?”  Penny just shakes her head in unbelief. Amy calmly assures Sheldon, “More and more sure…”  Sheldon recants, “Well then, you have my permission.”  Amy clarifies, “I didn’t ask for your permission.”  Sheldon tells her, “Too late, no backsies.”

Meanwhile across the hall in Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment, Howard is painstakingly attempting to explain himself to Bernadette.  Howard says, “No, noooOOooo…. Sheldon misunderstood… What I meant was, if we worked together, there would be too much of me for you.”  Sheldon advises Howard that if he is going to lie to his wife that he shouldn’t start out the sentence with “Sheldon misunderstood…” because that’s a dead giveaway that he’s lying.  Howard finally admitted that he honestly thinks that if he and Bernadette worked AND lived together – that they would get sick of each other.  And because Sheldon is still living in Sheldon’s own little world, he further nonsensically clarifies, “To be fair, the only part he said was the part of him getting sick of you.”  Howard quickly slams the table and exasperatingly cries out, “For the love of God, why?” Sheldon walks away while shaking his head and making a face as if Howard is completely “loony tunes.”  Bernadette continues grilling Howard about what is it exactly that Howard would get sick of about her?

Raj and Leonard are watching this whole scene unfold while they’re sitting on a couch in the living room.  Raj leans over to Howard and quietly says, “The only two options here are to fake a heart attack or to have a real one.”

Bernadette is asking, “Is it my voice? Am I too bossy?”  Howard says he thinks his arm is starting to feel numb and he begins to rub his right arm.  Bernadette tells him he’s a doofus because he’s rubbing the wrong arm for a heart attack.  Howard quickly changes arms and starts to rub his left arm.   Howard is clearly going to have to find somewhere else to sleep for the night.

The next day the guys are at work having lunch in the cafeteria.  Leonard asks Raj and Howard, “How was the pajama party?”  He wonders if they jumped on the bed and sang into their hair brushes?  Raj explains, “It wasn’t a pajama party.  It was just a couple of bros hanging out, giggling, eating cookie dough and watching “Princess Bride.”  Since Raj is continuing to dig himself into a hole, Howard tells Raj, “Please stop talking.”  Raj, in keeping with the Princess Bride theme says, “As you wish.”

Amy walks by the guys at their table and coldly says, “Hi” as she walks to a different table.  Sheldon still thinks his relationship with Amy is okay.  Leonard wonders about the validity of Sheldon taking relationship advice from Howard, who spent last night braiding Raj’s hair.

Amy is sitting at another table with a couple of colleagues, laughing and having a good time.  Sheldon looks empathetically from afar at Amy and says, “Don’t worry little moth, this flame will come to you.”  Sheldon dutifully walks over to Amy’s table and she introduces him to her colleagues, one of whom is named “Dr. Gunderson” from Stockholm, Sweden.   Sheldon says that Sweden is home to his favorite Muppet and his second favorite meatball.   Everyone at the table looks at Sheldon like he’s an alien.  Sheldon sits down and tries hard to be engaging and amusing, but really misses the mark.  Dr. Gunderson is so not amused.  Neither is Amy.  Sheldon asks Amy, “Is his name ‘Gunderson’ or ‘No Fun-derson.’”

Amy sternly asks, “Where are we going with us, Dr.  Cooper.”  Sheldon, in a lame attempt to be endearing, says, “Oh please, I’m your boyfriend, you can call me Sheldon.”  He looks at the others at the table and boasts, “That’s right, I am in a boy/girl relationship with this cute lil lump of wool.  It’s a physical relationship, too – With hand holding and hugging – Even on hot days.”  Amy kicks Sheldon under the table.  Sheldon says, “Owww.  Here’s a new one, apparently we kick each other on the shin under the table.  How do you like it when I do it to you?”  Sheldon kicks Amy back and she winces.   Sheldon says, “Not so much, huh?”  Amy just glares at Sheldon.

At the end of the day, Amy is still working feverishly in her lab since she has a lot of work to do.  She is monitoring and charting the level of fear shown by a monkey’s reaction to various pictures displayed one-by-one on a computer screen.  The first picture is of a French man on bicycle carrying baguettes.  Amy notes that the monkey displayed no visible reaction to that particular picture.  The next picture is of a – sousaphone.  There is still no reaction from the monkey.  Amy decides to kick things up a notch.  Picture #3 is of a crocodile with a mouthful of monkeys.  Immediately, the monkey squeals and jumps back.

Sheldon walks into Amy’s lab she asks him what he wants.  He said that he was done with work, and then he squeals and jumps back when he sees the picture of the crocodile with a mouthful of monkeys that’s still being displayed on the computer screen.  Amy quickly changes the screen to display the picture of the French man with baguettes.  Sheldon asks her to explain what she’s doing on her project.  She explains that she’s determining the baseline fear levels of kabuki monkeys by measuring their response to visual stimuli.  Sheldon thinks she’s just goofing off.

monkeySheldon tells Amy that he has some good news for her.  Since he’s done with work, and Leonard (his usual ride home) isn’t ready to leave yet – that Amy can take him home.  Amy tells him she can’t leave at the moment because she has too much work to do.  She also wonders why on earth would she do Sheldon a favor after the way he treated her in the cafeteria.  She clicks to Image #4 – A boa constrictor… both the monkey and Sheldon physically react to the picture.   Sheldon doesn’t think there was a problem because he was “delightful” when he talked to Amy and her colleagues in the cafeteria.  He suggests however, “Maybe your friend, Gunderson, needs to head over to IKEA and assemble a sense of humor.”  Amy tells Sheldon that he embarrassed her in front of her colleagues on her first day.  She then clicks to Image #5 – A kitten in a teacup.  Both the monkey and Sheldon simultaneously tilt their heads to the side and smile in the same way.  Amy tells Sheldon that he embarrassed her.  Sheldon finally gets the clue that Amy is cranky with him.  She tells he needs to go find another way home.  Amy displays Image #6 – Woman giving birth.  Both the monkey and Sheldon put their hands to their eyes with their tongues sticking out in the exact same way.  Gosh, you think they’re trying to tell us something?  Lol…

Later that night, Penny and Leonard are sitting on the couch watching TV.  Sheldon walks in.  Leonard asks, “It’s 9:00 PM, where have you been?”  Evidently, Sheldon took the bus home but fell asleep and took a tour of the greater Los Angeles area.  They thought that Amy was going to take him home from work.  Sheldon says, “Can you believe she said I embarrassed her?”  Penny immediately responds, “Yeah.”  Sheldon said, “But you didn’t even hear the details.”  There is nothing but silence coming from both Penny and Leonard.  Finally, Leonard says, “I’ve known you a long time and I’m going to tell you this with all the love I can muster – Amy’s right, you’re wrong.”  Sheldon says, “But you don’t know…”  Leonard interrupts Sheldon’s explanation and says, “It doesn’t matter.”  Sheldon says, “But in my defense…” Leonard again interrupts, “…Doesn’t matter.”  Sheldon insists, “You’re not listening to my side of it.”  Penny asks, “What is your side?”  Sheldon starts to tell her then Penny says, “Nope, got to go with Amy on this one.”  Sheldon stomps off to his room.

B and H at doorMeanwhile, at Raj’s house, there is a knock on his door.  Bernadette is there to talk to Howard.  She says, “I may have overreacted… Sometimes I feel like you enjoy your time with your friends more than me… And so when you said you didn’t want to spend that much time with me it hurt my feelings.”  Howard tells her, “Starting tomorrow, my time with you is my #1 priority.”  Bernadette asks, “Why tomorrow?”  Howard crazily explains, “Because we’re so close to finishing the batman game.”  Bernadette stomps off.  Raj tells Howard that he should go after her.  Howard calls to Bernadette, “Should I go after you?”  You hear an irritated Bernadette scream back to him, “NO!”  Howard thanks Raj for getting him in trouble with his wife.

It looks like it’s the middle of the night when Sheldon knocks on Amy’s door.  Amy opens the door in her robe and asks, “What are you doing here so late?”  Sheldon explains, “Amy, this isn’t easy to say.  All relationships are difficult – but even moreso when you’re in one with a person who struggles with everyday social interactions, and frankly, can strike some people as being some kind of a weirdo.”  Amy assures Sheldon, “You’re not a weirdo.”  Sheldon says, “I wasn’t speaking about me.  I mean honestly, there’s no telling what will set you off.”  He then cites various circumstances wherein Amy reacted negatively to him.  Sheldon says, “We’re a couple and I like you for who you are – quirks and all.”  Amy says, “I like you too.”  And just when you thought these two had made some progress, Sheldon can’t stop himself from saying, “I should hope so – I don’t see anyone else banging on this door, putting up with your nonsense.”  Amy slams the door shut.  Sheldon says, “Not even a goodbye?   See – that’s the kind of thing that makes people think you’re weird.”  As he walks away, Sheldon delusionally says, “Poor kid, she just doesn’t see it.”

Bernadette, Amy and Penny are out together talking about their relationship problems.  Bernadette says, “I’m not apologizing to Howard, he can come begging on his knees.”  Amy says that she isn’t apologizing either.  Amy tells them that if she sees Sheldon at work that she will just ignore him.  Penny assures the girls they shouldn’t worry about it because her boyfriend, Leonard, is going to set Howard and Sheldon straight about the whole situation.

BalloonMeanwhile, back at Leonard’s apartment where he’s supposed to be setting the guys straight… Shock of all shocks, instead of talking about relationship stuff, they are playing around with laser guns and using them to burst balloons…  Howard yells, “Pull” (Like you would hear when you’re skeet shooting).  Raj throws a balloon up in the air and Howard aims the laser gun and pulls the trigger!  The balloon bursts!  Everyone yells, “Yay!”

Yay

Quotable Quotes

“It’s a whole new world, little lady.” – Sheldon

“Keep it short – Brevity is your friend.” – Sheldon

Sheldon reminds Penny that last week she told Leonard he couldn’t wear his wookie jacket out in public.  “Well, that’s different – I’m not going to the mall with someone dressed as a dumb space bear.” – Penny

“[Are] you sure your moth-like personality won’t be drawn to this blazing fire that is myself?” –Sheldon

“Too late, no backsies.” – Sheldon

“Maybe your friend, Gunderson, needs to head over to IKEA and assemble a sense of humor.” – Sheldon

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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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289 Responses to Million Dollar Listing Los Angles / Top Chef New Orleans / Big Bang Theory

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. TGIF!!! “How you doin?” In ny Wendy Williams voice. It’s going to be a gorgeous day. Sorry Colorado. You’ve got snow. 😦 Stars I cant wait to read BBT. I turned so I don’t know if Howard & Minnie Mouse Bernadette made up. 🙂 Have a great day everyone.

  2. Lulu says:

    Good morning ladies and gents! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I’m still cracking up over some of the comments.

    Poor Jilzy in a nursing home forced stay by Allie. Clutching the apple while babbling “why did they fire me”

    Lisa Vanderpump wearing a pair of heels purchased from Target.

    Pick the brand sitting around drinking Coors light!!

    Awesome vacation ideas for the HW’s brands

    RHOBH: Clearwater Florida. Accommondations: Motel 6 or Howard Johnson

    RHOA: Bayou Corne, Louisiana Accommondations: Sportsman’s Landing

    RHOC: Kodiak Island, AK Accommondations: Comfort Inn

    RHNJ: Joliet, IL Accommondations: Super 8

    RHNY: Ely, NV Accommondations: Motel 6

    There is a catch though:
    For the flights Coach only
    Rental car one of the ladies have to drive
    Have to cook their own meals or visit the local restaurants/bars.
    For booze choices are: Coors, Budweiser, wine coolers, or wine from a box only.
    NO husbands! only the castmembers.
    Have to participate in a local tradition.

    All these women have to bring it. Not drama bring it but living a different life then their used to. After all this is for our “entertainment right??” The general census is we are done done done with the petty fighting!!! This would skyrocket their ratings.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Did somebody say Coors Light…🍺🍺🍺🍺…FRIDAY FRIDAY!!! Have a great weekend everyone-I’m heading down to VA for the weekend with my family-my niece just got a new place and she is having a house warming party-I’m still shocked I have a niece old enough to have her own place!!
      The blog was great yesterday and Bravo needs to get on board with these fabulous ideas!!!

    • Amalfi says:

      I would watch whatever you produce Lulu… a heck of a lot better ideas than what we see normally. Kind of like the Road Rules version of MTV The Real Life. A competition show for real housewives a la Green Acres. Ratings gold. Get on that, Lulu girl!

      • Amalfi says:

        I mean Real World. I remember when that first came out in the 90s and all the kids were all older than I was … and now they are only slightly older than my stepdaughter. Crazy.

      • lulu says:

        Lol!!!! I have many ideas for hw’s brand. It would be funny to see it actually though!!

      • chismosa says:

        Or their wildly wildly successful spinoff – The Challenge.
        Definitely.

    • Powell says:

      LOL Lulu. Those are funny alright. You got my Jill in a nursing home. 🙂 I really can see her doing that. 🙂

    • Lulu I think one group needs to come to Minnesota because we have Lutefisk. A fish soaked in lye…. Andrew Zimmern is from here and he made the guy from Man V Food eat it. I think that Ice Fishing should be a mandatory too. Can you just picture LuAnn baiting a hook with a wax worm? Or Kim Richards driving a snowmobile on the ice?
      I do like your idea though. Hey Bravo you should hire us to come up with new drama and plot twists for these pampered women.

      • lulu says:

        DND that’s where the Miami girls should go!!! The catch they have to catch and cook what they eat. ;).

      • chismosa says:

        Sorry how did I miss this – lye – as in what you can make human bodies decompose with ?

        You can EAT lye !?!?!?!?

    • Stars99 says:

      Wildly applauds Lulu! How hysterical!

    • chismosa says:

      Clearwater! Yikes …..

      No one wants to go to that cult-capital. Trust me. My uncle has operated a restaurant there for over 25 years. Scarrrrrrrrr-y town 👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽

    • Orson Buggy says:

      Ah, put them in the motel with with a sign with no name on it but it says “Vacancy” and “Hourly Rates”.

    • melthehound says:

      One suitcase only and they must to carry it themselves. No carts and no paying someone else to do it.

  3. Amalfi says:

    Sorry but why is Josh Altman such a jackass? His taste in engagement rings is exquisite, however.

    • atlasxxiv says:

      Because he’s an ass!

      He has a contract to represent a client for a particular properties or set of properties. Period. He does not have any business telling another agent he can’t work with the same client. Happens all the time. Jackass.

      P.S. I hate Jill Zarin

      • Amalfi says:

        OMG I hate her too! I thought he was about to cry because he works SO hard and while accusing Josh F. of living off his trust fund and hard working grandma who built an empire… so mean.

        Josh Flagg is kind of too laid back though. I wonder if he was teased a lot by jerks like Altman growing up? He is very passive aggressive (Josh F)

        • Stars99 says:

          I’m not one who likes violence… However, I must confess that I wasn’t entirely surprised that Josh F. slapped Josh A after his mean comment about his grandmother. Every time I see Josh A – It’s like nails dragging down a chalkboard. There just isn’t a ring with enough bling to make dealing with the likes of him worth it… Ugh…

          • Amalfi says:

            I agree. Altman whines because Josh takes a client. He whines because Josh has a better life (why he focuses so much on this I don’t know). He whines because Heather likes working for Josh, even though he didn’t want to work with her himself.

            Josh Altman is a whiner and his jealousy reallly is going to stunt him. I just find him kind of ugly. I also don’t want to hear about how hard he works. They are all successful and do it differently.

          • Powell says:

            Stars I haven’t seen it yet but I’m looking forward to that slap. Altman deserves it.

        • Powell says:

          I can’t stand Altman & his Bart Simpson looking self.
          Why is Altman hating on Flagg cuz his family has money & Flagg
          has a trust fund? So what.. Flagg is laid back & I believe its his laid back manor is a positive cuz he really cares about his clients. I believe if Altman could just crank out listings & sell them 1,2,3 as fast as he could I think he would cuz to me he cares more about the commission.

  4. Powell says:

    Watching Wendy Williams. She can’t wait for Atl to start. Uh oh. There will be some fights!!
    NeNe, Kandi, Phaedra, & Gone With the Wind Crazy Kenya. Ok T-Rex. I can’t come up w/em like you. 🙂 I don’t like too much fighting but we shall see. And of course this promo was spliced but Apollo is telling Phaedra that Kenya texted him the she wants to su** his
    di**. You get the drift. Yikes. Again, we shall see. I’m getting excited.

    • melthehound says:

      So, crapfest 2013 continues…

      • Powell says:

        I save crapfest 2013 for the NJ crew. MTH you’ll have to watch Atl to come up w/a title for that. 🙂

        • melthehound says:

          Probably better that I don’t watch. What I think of those people might not fly around here.

        • melthehound says:

          Apollo is telling Phaedra that Kenya texted him the she wants to su** his di**.
          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
          How about Suckfest 2013? It can have multiple meanings and doesn’t have to be sexual..

  5. Amalfi says:

    Also why does God hate Colorado? Floods. Fire. Hailstorms. Early snow (which is pretty benign and a good thing for skiiers so scratch that). I am waiting for the locusts and frogs. Poor state.

  6. trudie says:

    Yesterday’s blog made me realize that I don’t that NMD often enough for keeping this blog going. I truly appreciate all the work that she and the bloggers do to keep us all together. Thank you to all.

    OT: Did anyone watch Million Dollar Shoppers last night? The only reason I did was because it was on after the Project Runway finale. Jennifer Gilbert was on and, let me tell you, she is one condescending witch.

    • You are welcome.
      And yes I did watch that show. That’s the same woman that was on #RHONY Season 3 but as a “friend”. Wow – if that’s how she really behaves – just wow. Shhhhh. No. Shhhhh. No. I’d have walked out.

    • Powell says:

      Trudie I haven’t heard about MDS. I need to check that out. I’m looking forward to a show on TLC, something like Cheapskates? It’s about cheap people showing how they manage to be cheap. On the promo I saw this woman who used dental floss & then gave it to her husband to use. Gross. Yuck. But I want to check it out.

      • chismosa says:

        That’s SOOOOOOOOOO gross!

      • trudie says:

        Powell, I don’t know if MDS is worth your time. Pretty annoying stylists looking for clothes for annoying clients.

        Is the cheapskate show the one where the couple also take a shower at the same time and he uses the shampoo off her head. I believe she said that a bottle of shampoo can last them almost a year. They also use the same toothbrush.

        There are many things I will do to save money, but sharing dental floss isn’t one of them.

        • Powell says:

          Thks Trudie. If I happen upon MDS I’ll take a look but won’t look for it as a regular show to watch.

          I didn’t see the cheapskate couple shower & shampoo together, hilarious, but I bet they are the ones. And sharing floss? NO WAY!! I’m pretty sure a doc or dentist wouldn’t be wild about them doing that either. Yuuucckk.. 😦

  7. Ana Quincoces ‏@AnaQooks 46m
    Legal advice of the day: Reality “stars” who threaten w/ defamation suits better make sure they r squeaky clean because discovery is a bitch

  8. Much thanks to Mel for publishing the blog this morning – another late night …..

    • melthehound says:

      I figured that .. You are welcome 😀

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Hey Jeff-the recent comments are still not showing up-IDK if there is anything that can be done about it but I just wanted to let you know…

      • Stars99 says:

        Wow… Great job, Mel! You must be magical or something – I didn’t copy you as I normally do on my submission because I’m on a brand new computer (we finally had a funeral for my other computer a couple of days ago) and I didn’t have your email address so I could send my submission to you, too! Wow… it’s just magic!

  9. Orson Buggy says:

    Stars, I loved your recap of TBBT. It was hilarious. I don’t know how you omitted “It wasn’t a pajama party. It was just a couple of bros hanging out, giggling, eating cookie dough and watching “Princess Bride.” from your list of best lines from the episode, though.

    • Stars99 says:

      I’m so glad, Orson…And you’re absolutely right, I missed putting that particular quote in the list of best lines… lol… I loved how it was followed with, “As you wish.” Makes me laff…

    • TexasTart says:

      Orson, I always thought of you as more a chariot kinda guy 😉

    • Powell says:

      Orson have I not been paying attention or are you now adding Buggy to your name? 😉

      • Orson Buggy says:

        I’ve been having computer issues and am switching over to Chrome also. So I had to resign in and I forgot if I was Orson or Orson Buggy here. I guess now I’ll be known as Orson Buggy. I got that nom de plume from the list of the staff over at Car Talk. I used to be “Nadia Belimi” on another board.

  10. BB says:

    Just for information, I can’t see the recent comments either (on my laptop). Doesn’t really make any difference to me though.

  11. VV says:

    RECENT COMMENTS IS BACK!!!! RECENT COMMENTS IS BACK!!!!

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  12. VV says:

    Come back later and read the blog. Enjoyed both episodes if TC and MDLLA.

  13. BB says:

    Ryan Serhant and Marisa Zanuck are teaming up in LA. Ryan announced it on twitter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/real-housewife-marisa-zanuck-opens-649143

    • Amalfi says:

      I am torn. I adore him and have no patience for her.

    • Powell says:

      That will be interesting. I like the name Nest Seekers. It’s gonna be swanky. A glass staircase. And her mil is the interior designer. I look forward to seeing the final pics. I wonder if Ryan will mention is on NY?

  14. shamrockblonde says:

    Josh Altman is an ass hat – shame on him for throwing shade at Josh Flagg’s Grandmother and good for Josh Flagg for slapping him – I probably would have shoved him in the pool – but that’s just me –

    tonight Master Chef Juniors is on – I am loving that show – those kids are so amazingly talented – they support each other and each other’s efforts while doing their best to win –

    have a great weekend everyone!!!

    • Powell says:

      Shamrock I would have slapped him then pushed him in the pool. Hey. But that’s just me. 🙂
      MSJ is my show. I want them to come & cook for me every night if the week. I can’t remember which kid it was but the skinny chef judge, I don’t remember his name, asked I think one of the girls how many times she cooked a week & she said something like 5 nights. Her parents must love it.

  15. Cityside says:

    Nancy oh Nancy we got a ball game tonite at my house = Cardinal Nation.

    City

    • Nancy says:

      Hello Ms Cityside. I was going to leave you a post a little later on but I’ll do it now.
      I’m telling you CONGRATULATIONS early as I’ll have my head in the oven if we lose. lol
      Let the best team win. How about that one? Seriously, good luck tonight ’cause you’re
      going to need it!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  16. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Still morning here in AZ. Thank you NMD, Vilzvet, BB and Starzy for your recaps. Yesterday was great. All the memories.
    MDLLA: Josh A is a tool. Josh F. did nothing wrong. Just because you have a listing with a client does not mean all other transactions are yours exclusively. Josh F. asked if there was some agreement before recommending his listing for Ilan. After how Josh A reacted in the restaurant to Ilan he is lucky he gets any business in the future with this client. He was acting like a child. Bad move. Josh A had no business bringing up Edith. So unprofessional.
    I really hope they drop Altman and bring Marissa Zanuck on the show.

    Top Chef. Replicating recipes is hard. I really felt bad for some of the chefstants.

    • Powell says:

      And Altman knows that the best thing about a listing is the referrals after the sale. He’s an idiot. I predict in the future that Heather is going to outsell him in sales and bring in more commissions. He’s not gonna like that.

  17. Nancy says:

    BB…did you know about this? I sure didn’t. For the amount of money these players get paid,
    they need to step on 2nd base. It’s ridicules.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mlb–with-replay-looming–could–neighborhood-play–be-a-thing-of-the-past–220641926.html

  18. AZGirl says:

    There is a major fire in a West LA Condo high rise right now. Its on Wilshire Blvd. It does not look like Flagg’s building.

  19. VV says:

    Vilzvet,
    Great recap. I’m enjoying this season. They have shown great properties. I’ll be honest I even enjoy each and everyone of the characters this season. Josh F. used to annoy me, his mentorship of young real state agents has soften his image IMO. Josh A still a cocky sob BUT he always delivers and you gotta respect that. Most of his storyline with Heather is fake, but I don’t mind. I like Madison although he’s acting a little whiney boy this season. I still like him. Can’t wait for next week.

    If given the opportunity to represent me, which one would I pick?…..

    • vilzvet says:

      I myself would be living in Malibu or Santa Monica,so I would have to go with Madison, lol. Would definitely want to be near the water. I think Madison is the easiest to get along with and seems like he has alot of girl friends. Yes, next week is the season finale!

  20. VV says:

    BB,
    I still like this show. Funny thing is I don’t cook. Half of the time I don’t know the ingredients they use but live seing the creativity of the chefs.
    I’m still not rooting for anybody in particular. I don’t know who did the casting for this season but I feel something is missing. Still a king ways to go. Thanks for blogging BB.

    • BB says:

      I’m enjoying it too, I haven’t seen any fun personalities among the chefs yet. They all seem too serious.

  21. Laineylainey says:

    Watching my DVR’d Wendies. She had the little girl from the new Carrie on…I was dead set against watching new Carrie…but I like this kid so much…I think I’m going to change my mind.

    • chismosa says:

      I haven’t watched yet. She’s super talented, what a “get” for Wendy.

      I feel she looks cross eyed in a lot of pictures but that may just be me.
      The director of Carrie directed Boys Don’t Cry! Wow !

  22. Laineylainey says:

    Did anyone watch million dollar shoppers. I taped it. Haven’t watched yet.

  23. chismosa says:

    Vilz haven’t watched yet but can’t wait to see the slap which I only saw because it was on WWH

    Thanks for recapping

    • Nancy says:

      chismosa…The lack of Dopamine (which is the feel good drug) is the main problem
      for heroin addicts once they start withdrawing. Sugar is also a feel good “drug” so that helps. SSRI’s help with depression but the drug Wellbutrin works the best on “replacing” the dopamine.

      • chismosa says:

        Ok but why is chocolate not allowed ? That I don’t get.

        Good to know about Wellbutrin

        • Nancy says:

          Because of the caffeine. One drug replacing an other. Of course with some
          sobriety you can add the caffeine.

          • Nancy says:

            another

          • chismosa says:

            Ok so caffeine is out but tobacco is encouraged ?

            I’m talking two conflicting rehabs I saw on TV and movies:
            One- chocolate and candy yes, cigarettes no. Caffeine was out. I remember that because she was jonesing for coffee.

            The other- cigarettes encouraged. Chocolate not allowed

            I guess different facilities may also adopt different approaches.

            Thanks Nancy!

        • BB says:

          Wellbutrin made my hair fall out!

          • Nancy says:

            Really? I haven’t heard that before. What a shame as it’s a really good drug for
            a lot of people. Expensive though.

          • chismosa says:

            Yikes sorry BB!

            I think I was on it once, short while- college years maybe ? But I feel as if there was something that maybe made me go off it.
            Hair falling out would have been a blessing for me

          • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

            I was covered from head to toe in hives from it. I did lose a little weight while on it though.

    • vilzvet says:

      The slap could’ve been harder, and as someone else mentioned, I was hoping for the pool push, a la “Dynasty”!

    • VV says:

      Why is Bravo shoving Rosie down our throat? I mean, I don’t get the fascination with Rosie….She has her moments but that’s about it?… Must be an Andy move…..

      • mrs peabody says:

        I agree, I don’t get it either other than Andy loves her which is fine. She has her moments and she can be funny esp when she is with Joe G. I can take her leave her most of the time. I bet Kathy and Richie are p***** about Kathy losing her spot though……how must she feel knowing again she didn’t cut it. I just wish they had done the same with the sister n law and her creepy husband. Guess they just can’t compete with Tre, either you have it or you don’t and Kathy most definitely doesn’t. I wonder if she has always lived in her cousin’s shadow.

        • melthehound says:

          You know, Housewife IMPLIES that someone is or has been married. When did Rosie get married?

          • Orson Buggy says:

            Neither Jo, Bethanny, or Brandi were actual housewives when they were on a HW franchise.

            • melthehound says:

              At one point, Brandi Was a housewife in a loose sense of the word. I nerver saw Jo other than in little snippets. Bethenny, we all know what I think of her but I would have asked the same question about her and the term ‘Housewife’.

      • Amalfi says:

        Is anything not an Andy move?

        I am starting to be annoyed by people I like (Anderson Cooper, Kelly Ripa) because of their adoration for him. Not getting it…

        And I do admire Bravo for (from the beginning) being a place that helped elevate the gay community, but just because someone is gay does not mean they make your community look good…. in fact in Rosie’s case (and Andy’s) sometimes, it is just the opposite.

        • chismosa says:

          Amalfi it’s happening everyday for me for celebrated award winning people who are “fans” of his, multi-time guests, or even just in the AUDIENCE !!????? (Elizabeth moss, Ralph Fiennes )
          Just…..why

      • TexasTart says:

        There is no facination with Rosie other than in Andy’s mind. I think several people will agree there were some laughs with Joe G and Rosie interacting, but I don’t buy part of the housewife audience is dying to know what she’s doing.

      • Laineylainey says:

        I like her. She adds something to the show.

      • I enjoy Rosie. She seems far more real than the others – like Juicy.

    • chismosa says:

      What I’m more taken aback about than anything is that Teresa allegedly*** took whatever was first offered to her, $$$$-wise.

      What? Why not play hardball since the show revolves around you
      🙄
      🙄 infinity 🔄🔄🔄

  24. VV says:

    *Sorry Jeff. I had to do it. He’s been ranting about “lies” ….and when he does. I laugh… He’s mad about something….

  25. melthehound says:

    The disappearing recent comments…. The only thing I can think of is they simply aren’t loading after a refresh and whatever you are using, is giving up on trying to load everything or is getting stuck.. That is, when the blog page is refreshed to update the comments, as we all do, the Recent Comments are the last thing to load. I know, or at least I don’t think NMD is running any adware type stuff here (which will slow the page immensely). With most browsers, you can see in the bottom left of the screen what is trying to load at any given second. Next time this happens, see if you can determine what script of service is hanging up the reload.

    I have two programs running on my browser that knock all that crap out. NoScript, and Adblock+. NoScript will block everything so if you use it you will have to tell it what you want to allow (Even wordpress pages). Adblock will knock out all ads including those that play within videos.

  26. VV says:

    Back pedaling? 🚴

    @BrandiGlanville: I’ve NEVER said @LisaVanderpump is evil in my life, I was talking about @joyce whatever her name is.

    Original Message:

  27. Nancy says:

    Scott Peterson’s mother died. Poor lady. I can’t imagine.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Wow. May she RIP.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        You are both very kind. I however have a hard time finding compassion for her when she in complete denial about what a moster she raised; and was more vested in saving his life and wanting her son to walk free rather than understanding that their needed to be juctice for Laci and Connor.

    • melthehound says:

      Too bad he outlived her.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I understand how you feel. He the lowest of the low and I want nothing good for him.

        • melthehound says:

          I have different feelings than many about the unborn fetus- I mean, kid- but for Laci, what he did to her and how he tried to dispose of her, I think he deserves to be ass raped, repeaatedly, every day for rest of his life.

  28. AZGirl says:

    @BB: Looking forward to your feedback on Project Runway. I looked at all the contestant’s lines and all had good pieces and bad pieces. I hate that My Lifetime site. Freezes up all the time.

  29. Nancy says:

    Cityside…Ramirez is back in. 🙂 So sorry. lol

  30. This seems to be a real stretch. Apparently Andy and Bethenny have masterminded a plot to make a male producer a female and take Teresa down.

    http://www.realityrow.com/1/post/2013/10/purveyors-of-pop.html

    • Nancy says:

      Andy and Bethenny deserve each other. I can’t wait to see where their careers
      are in a few years.

    • ladebra says:

      It doesn’t track for me. I don’t really think Bethenny spends her time scheming to take down Teresa. And, if Andy wanted to get rid of Teresa… since he has so much power, why not replace her. Anyway, I don’t see the conspiracy.

      • Nancy says:

        Teresa makes him a lot of money and Bethenny has hated Teresa for a long time now.
        I wouldn’t be shocked if this article is true.

        It looks like we won’t be going to the World Series this year. Oh well…:(

      • I don’t either. The producers have the motive to stir up ratings – the rest of this is just a stretch.

        • Mene Seela says:

          I agree that this seems just too far out.
          Even if every word was true … the producers still couldn’t force Kelly to utter “Satchels of Gold” or her other weird behavior on Scary Island, nor could they force Melissa and Kathie to be so awful to their own family.

    • Cartwheels says:

      I guess I haven’t given Bethenny enough credit, while she was doing business with Kanbar and trying to sell her cocktail company, she was filming RHNJ, visiting her father on his death bed, dealing with a high risk pregnancy and getting in the minutia of the contract for her new spin off, wedding preparations, all the while still promoting her other books and products, she still managed to plot all this, she managed to manipulate not only Bravo but a whole production company , editor included, that Teresa was the devil and all this guys/entrepreneurs followed her lead. She is definitely a multitasker. 🙂

      About the issue of the word “skinny” I have heard about this BS rumor before, not sure where but I sure did. I didn’t pay no never mind because a simple trademark search would be very easy to do and verify, wouldn’t it?

        • Cartwheels says:

          I am too tired to look up in the trademark search engine right now but a quick look at amazon reveals that Bethenny released her first book “Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting” ( March/2009) then her second book “Skinnygirl dish” on December of 2009 , while Teresa released her first book “Skinny Italian” on 5/2010 so how in the world could anybody suggest that Teresa used the word skinny before Bethenny? I am not even taking about the Skinnygirl Margarita, I am sure that one was trademark even before any of the book deals.

          Furthermore the first season of RHNJ never aired until May of 2009, nobody had any idea or even knew who Teresa Guidice was but Bethenny’s first book had been on the NYP Best sellers list for 8 weeks by then. I guess we could add clairvoyant to Bethenny as another of her many talents.

          How do these bloggers throw so much crap without making any research at all boggles me, but I guess that there will always be people willing to believe almost anything.

          • melthehound says:

            Respectfully, my question is why does anybody care?

            • Laineylainey says:

              I do not. But then, I Care about things others do not care about. Like,…prizes? My kids…bwahahaha! Feel free to add to my list. Oh yeah, vinegar chips,…etc.

              • melthehound says:

                I am coming from a place of my basement about these people 😉

                When someone hears or thinks, Skinnygirl, they think of Bethenny. Skinny Italian, Teresa. No one owns the word ‘skinny’ but they may own their phrases with the word in it as do 100s of others, many, long before Bethenny.

                • Laineylainey says:

                  LOL , I get it, I get it…. But, People keep letting the vermin out of your basement. Put a lock on it, would ya? I wish I were skinny…oops…is Bethenny gonna sue me now? Or Tre?

                  • melthehound says:

                    I will put a lock on it, and you can try some of this.. 😉
                    http://www.skinnypizza.com/news
                    Both of them can try and go after this company – trademark registered in 2009

                    • Laineylainey says:

                      That looks good!!!

                    • VV says:

                      I think this is a better example because it’s about diet and the logo that B uses looks similar or inspired by this one. http://www.skinnybitch.net/

                    • Cartwheels says:

                      Many people have used the word before, no doubt, the question that the blog raises is who trademarked the word skinny in their products first, was it Bethenny or Teresa ?, the blog assures us that Teresa did and that is a blatant lie, once such a big whooper is in this I tend to believe that the rest of the story is also just the product of a vivid imagination.

              • chismosa says:

                I care about a TON of things others don’t Lainey.
                I ❤️ vinegar too

                I’m coming from a place of NO though

          • kit9 says:

            Because Teresa’s super fans are a delusional bunch that enjoy an intensely casual relationship with facts. It really goes hand in hand with being a Tre fan. Has to.

            • melthehound says:

              Kit9 that is the best you ever have and it really is tired. Look up the trademarks with the word skinny if you really want to talk facts.

              • kit9 says:

                Oooh, dear, there you go caring. And, the best I ever have? Wtf? Gee, so sorry I can’t keep you riveted. Oh, wait, no I’m not. Yeah, sorry, I’m gonna post what I want, in spite of what you find tiring.

                • melthehound says:

                  That’s what I thought. Even your best is a lot of name calling nothing.

                  • Noelle says:

                    Touche.

                  • kit9 says:

                    Huh? There was no name calling in that post. You’re the one making personal insults. If you’re offended I called Tre’s superfans(which I’d describe as those who believe everything negative about any perceived Teresa foe and nothing negative about Teresa)delusional and fact challenged, sorry but that’s my opinion. And, it went directly to the post I was responding to and the question about why bloggers would write such easily disproven nonsense.
                    As for tiring, I’d say that the ratio of bashing other NJ castmates to bashing Teresa on this board is at least 25 to 1. But, if you’re hoping by tossing gems like, “Respectfully, but who cares?”(translation: “respectfully, your posts sucks”)at others and insults whenever a critical Tre post pops up in the hopes of getting me to shut up, you’re wasting your time.

                    • MelTheHound says:

                      Because Teresa’s super fans are a delusional bunch that enjoy an intensely casual relationship with facts. It really goes hand in hand with being a Tre fan. Has to

                      What I did is invite you to bring facts if you want to discuss them.

                    • kit9 says:

                      What part of ‘superfan’ don’t you get?

                    • MelTheHound says:

                      Alright, Whatever.

                    • chismosa says:

                      Kit I hear you about the ratio but (I hope) you know that I know that.
                      Please don’t disappear on me !

            • Nancy says:

              LOL You crack me up!

            • chismosa says:

              LOL Kit
              Hugging those 🌲🌳s

            • djprincessc says:

              Thank you for calling me delusional since I am a HUGE Teresa lover, but I read the article and it sounds too crazy and made up for me. Don’t believe it, I guess all us Teresa super fans aren’t actually delusional and can think for themselves.

              • Noelle says:

                ^5

                Hope all is going well for you,
                You fine pretty~princess. xo

                Just catching up on past blogs and posts.
                Miss ya dj

                • djprincessc says:

                  Hiiiiii Noelle! You are too sweet! I have been on and off the blog since I’ve been busy with work, trying to keep up here as much as I can!! Thank you for the kind words!! Miss you too and hope life is treating you great!! <3<3<3 xo!

              • kit9 says:

                I didn’t call you anything so don’t shove words in my mouth. Or personally insult anyone here. I specifically used the term ‘superfan’, to make it clear I meant the extreme-reflexively believe everything negative about Teresa’s so-called enemies yet nothing negative about her. I don’t think there’s anyone here who qualifies as that. If I thought the regular Teresa defenders here did, I wouldn’t read or post to this board…just lurk occasionally, laugh and pity but otherwise avoid like a plague.

                • Noelle says:

                  Hi ya Kit,
                  Why so~so serious!?!
                  It’s just a silly “reality?” show, scripted to just work our last nerve, so we really and unintentionally jump on Bravo’s bandwagon.

                  I truly believe, through Bravos editing, Bravo decides “Who” we like and/or dislike. That’s why I stopped watching, halfway thru the season. Bravo likes puppets!
                  I’m nobody’s puppet…Later Bitches!

                  However, being passive~aggressive on blogs SUCKS too.

                  MTH specifically pointed out successfully where you *May* have painted those who like Teresa with a *mighty* broad brush, hence, not just fans, but …in your words “Superfans.”

                  No ill intent meant, but dj DID NOT shove any words down your throat. MTH did..but they were your own.^^^^^^
                  Carry on

                  • Noelle says:

                    *mouth* not throat.
                    ty mm

                  • kit9 says:

                    I agree with you but where it can get serious is when people start with personal attacks. And, I thought I did not paint too broad by specifically using the term SF but I’ll be sure to more even explicit next time. And, Chismosa, I know you know that:) And, I’m not going anywhere…BH is right around the corner! I can’t respond directly to you because the board no longer a ‘post comment’ tab to your comment because the replies are so stretched out I guess? Anyone else have that problem? Hm, maybe it’s my browser.

                    • MelTheHound says:

                      The blog is set up so threads can go 5 wide, That is, the original post and then 4 replies. Most don’t make it that far but once they do, the option to reply disappears. Otherwise it would just be a column of letters.

                    • Noelle says:

                      hey Kit,
                      Give Chinamoon my best! *Hugs*
                      Lame. (i adore C~moon…next) 😉

                  • djprincessc says:

                    Thanks Noelle, ❤ this.

          • Orson Buggy says:

            Move over Teresa; you’ve been replaced. It’s all Bethanny’s fault now. Or that’s the way it seems.

      • kit9 says:

        You forgot to mention Bethenny making time to meet with Melissa, invent a time machine and toether travel back 10 years to plant evidence making Teresa look like crook. Those two are just so crafty!

        • Amalfi says:

          Hi Kit – hope your day got better. I like dissenting opinions. I also think Melissa is a rat fink but to each her own.

    • BB says:

      I couldn’t read it all. It’s far-reaching and convoluted to me. However, if you really think about it, it’s no different than most workplaces where the boss has his/her favorites.

    • TexasTart says:

      Not buying whatever realityrow was selling!

  31. Survivor spoilers
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    (Page also now back in the header on top of the page)

  32. Nancy says:

    CONGRATULATIONS Cityside. This is too painful to watch anymore. 😦

    • Noelle says:

      Cheer up Nance, Tomorrows’ a BRAND new day! 😉
      I feel your pain.
      Grrrr….. 😦
      (Still piggy-backing posts….won’t allow me to post on my own. So still on the playground….kicking rocks. LOL 😀 )

      xoxo

      • Nancy says:

        Hi Noelle…we didn’t deserve to win so I’m ok with it.

        You need to ask Santa for a new computer for Christmas. 🙂

        • Noelle says:

          It’s on it’s way!
          Santa’s bringing it as an early 29th *cough* birthday gift! 😉

          How is George taking this….

          • Noelle says:

            2nd it’s should be its, no apostrophe….!!! =its
            LOLOLOL!!
            I’m so sooooo anal retentive = asshat! 😀

          • Nancy says:

            George is a San Fran Giant fan and they HATE us up there but he didn’t
            rub it in so all is well. (He knows better) lol

            • Noelle says:

              🙂
              xx

            • Noelle says:

              Rivalry~ Like Michigan vs Michigan State. It’s warfare equivalent!!!
              LOL..kind of..but not really.

              And anything Ohio State or Notre dame(teehee) ~common DESPITE~That’s the only thing we Spartan Staters and Wolverines may have in common!! Just sayin LOL

  33. California35 says:

    Testing to see if my color is back 🙂

  34. Powell says:

    Suckfest2013 MTH. LOL.

  35. Powell says:

    VV you crack me up. VV you crack me up. 🙂

  36. Nancy says:

    I’m waiting for you Cityside. lol

  37. Laineylainey says:

    Hey there,..guys, guys,guys! Here is a little promo film for universal studio’s Halloween haunted night…my daughter can be seen at the 11 second thru 18 sec marks. It’s funny!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqsxW8n2wyA

  38. Cartwheels says:

    Who cares?, obviously somebody cares, somebody who is making up lies and convoluted allegations about Bethenny plotting the demise of Teresa in the offices of bravo when the first season of RHNJ hadn’t even aired. The main reason why that blog says that Bethenny has it out for Teresa and plotted her demise is the use of the word skinny. Who used it first? Neither of them, many other business people did, but in this specific far fetched blog the allegation is that Bethenny hates Teresa because she used the word skinny in her first book when it is in reality a word that Teresa trademarked first , we’ll that is very easy to prove as a lie.

    Beth said sarcastically that “imitation is the best form of flattery” when was asked about Teresa naming her book skinny Italian. At the time being , it did seem like no coincidence, both of bethenny’s book have had the word skinny in it, her signature cocktail had the word in it, all those products were selling great and the rumored spin off for bethenny had a tentative tittle of skinny girl in the city. Was it a coincidence that Teresa named her book that? Maybe, maybe not. If her producers thought it was a good marketing strategy then they were correct, the word was hot and they did the correct thing.

    What baffles me is that so many years after the hard core Teresa’s fans are trying to rewrite history by alleging that Teresa trademarked the word first when it is so easy to disprove.

    • Amalfi says:

      I don’t like Bethenny. Her god-awful voice and attitude finally got to me after years of being her superfan pf sorts.

      I like some qualities about Teresa — and she is a hot mess in so many ways. I mostly like Teresa though because she is at such a huge disadvantage (she is not well spoken and everyone on that show is determined to see her go down.)

      So I guess it isn’t so much that I like Teresa as much as it is that I like rooting an underdog. I guess maybe what Ramona said about the underdog may apply to me even though she said it about Jill. That pains me to write but crazy-eyes Ramona is usually dead-on. If Andy wanted to see her go down, he went about it the wrong way. I think he knows where his bread is buttered.

      I don’t think she and Andy conspired anything. Andy is a mess but I would never bother to read that link posted upthread because it seem ludicrous.

      • Cartwheels says:

        I do like Teresa, despite her numerous flaws and despite her awful and crooked husband.
        I do appreciate Teresa not because she is the underdog, TTTT it has work to her advantage to be perceived as the underdog so Teresa should send flowers to Melissa and Kathy every single anniversary of them joining the show.

        I appreciate Teresa for her fortitude, she realized she was in an awful jam and she strapped her boots and went for it, she worked her tail off and I always admire that. I do not have time for time who make excuses but do nothing to change their path. Teresa put her hands to work and I will always praise her for that. Teresa also was smart enough to listen and follow the advice of people who knows better than her, her PR people, publicists, business partners, Teresa didn’t fight them thinking that she knew better (ala JZ), she followed their advice and it worked great for her.

        I wish her nothing but the best when it comes to her legal problems a part of me wishes that the Guidices will be thrown the book at them for disregarding all the laws that we all have to respect and OTOH I wish the judge will be lenient with Teresa and just give her some sort of maybe house arrest so she can be with her girls.

        I just hate when people make crazy stories with no evidence at all just because they want to find some justification as to why Teresa find herself in this predicament, I despise Melissa sometimes even more than JZ but Teresa’s legal problems are hers and her husband’s fault, nobody forced them to do all this crooked things.

        When I read such far fetched stories it just makes me wonder if it is true that “Teresa’s army” is behind all the crazy stories about Melissa and Joey Gorga.

        • MelTheHound says:

          Well, Cartwheels, my “who cares” was not directed at you in spite of what some may think. It was directed at those who you speak of here who choose to fight over something that didn’t happen and couldn’t happen. I will say that to use a male producer disguised as a female, to take Teresa down, is an interesting one.

          • MelTheHound says:

            interesting idea

          • Cartwheels says:

            I don’t think you said who cares? Referring to me, I thought you meant it as a general question and that is why I reply on a separate post. I don’t ever take anything personal unless is very obvious and in your case I know that it is not the case. I always wonder about posters being so sensitive and thin skinned as to take things personal, gladly for the both of us I don’t think that is the case. I like to have spirited conversation without the fear of being taken too personal. I respect and appreciate your posts, even the sarcastic ones, you are who you are and I am glad you are this way because I like you exactly for those qualities.

  39. VV says:

    On this blog Teresa explains why her publisher suggested the use of the word skinny on her book.

    http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/blogs/teresa-giudice/satchels-of-gold?page=0,0

  40. TexasTart says:

    Happy Saturday everyone! At the vet with my dog. What are you doing today?

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