A Look Back at LynnNChicagos First Blog and Personal Messages

A Look Back at LynnNChicago’s First Blog

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Monday, April 12, 2010

I HATE JILL ZARIN

Welcome to the Real Housewives of New York.
We are just short of midway through the season and wow what a season we’ve got going!
Before we go any further, what you need to know about me is that I hate Jill Zarin! I’m not a complete bitch, I have reason! At last count, I think we’re up to about 79 reasons.
Since there are so many, let me list them quickly, in no particular order…-Jill acts like a complete fool at her daughter’s photo shoot embarrassing the hell out of the poor girl.-Jill calls the always volatile Ramona, puts her on speakerphone while Luann sits beside her and proceeds to ask Ramona about an issue with….you guessed it Luann. Jill, “I had no idea Ramona would go off like that”. Have you met Ramona, Jill?-Jill blames Bravo’s editing for making her look bad … something she criticized Kelly and LuAnn for last season!-Jill begging fans on her BravoTV.com blog not to judge her too harshly… the Queen of Judgment wants others not to judge her?

-Jill listens to a voice mail message meant for Luann left by Mario. Instead of encouraging Luann to work it out with Mario, she says, “Bring It On Bitch.” That is how she interprets Mario’s call? Evil.

-Jill expects Alex to pick a side between Bethenny and her stating, “If she chooses my side, that’s ok but if she doesn’t, we’re going to have a problem”. Isn’t that in the instruction manual for 6th grade girls?

-Jill attacks Alex for information about Ramona’s party eager for the gossip – 13 year old, honestly

-Jill then blogs about a “rumor” she heard that indicated Bethenny had been bashing her husband Bobby at Ramona’s Labor Day party. Jill claims that it’s all in the “lost footage”. Wait, there was footage of Bethenny bashing Bobby and Bravo chose NOT to air it? Who believes that?

-Jill holds onto a voice mail message for 3 months, then plays it for the entire world to hear!

-Jill criticizes Alex’s little boys every chance she gets. When Alex confronts Jill about it, Jill is condescending and again blames others – in this case LuAnn and even Alex herself for her timing.

-Jill sends an email Kelly saying she is disappointed that Kelly chose to bury the hatchet with Bethenny. Um, Jill, that is what adults do! Try it!

-Jill puts Bethenny’s call on speakerphone for Luann to hear when Bethenny called to try to reconcile. The ultimate in classless, shameful, hateful, immature behavior!

-Jill uses silly, childish distractions when she clearly doesn’t know what to say. “What does disproportionate mean?” Get yourself a dictionary Jill.

-Jill made fun of Alex’s gay during the day friend Darryl, who seems like a sweet kid. Jill actually said he “scared” her? Seriously Jill? Did you think his clothing was going to attack you? Yet the next episode we see Jill at Perez Hilton’s party, now THAT should have scared her. Did you see those people???

-Jill has been recruiting other Bravo celebrities for Team Jill including Patti Stanger, Kelly Cutrone, NeNe Leakes and poor Teresa Giudice who was guest blogging in favor of Jill. Jill knew what was going to be revealed as the season went on. She knew that encouraging these people to support her could affect their own fan base – Jill didn’t care!

-Jill didn’t care how many fans Teresa would lose when the truth came out about how awful Jill was this season. Teresa also has a book coming out and it could hurt her book sales. Once again, Jill couldn’t care less. Jill is a USER.

-Jill continues to beg people to buy her book although intelligent fans acknowledge that someone like Jill giving relationship and parenting advice is absolutely ridiculous. I pity anyone who pre-ordered it.

-Jill said in an interview that she was told by Bravo producers that she would have to “bring the drama” or face being cut from the show. In short she is blaming the producers for her horrible behavior. Luckily Andy Cohen sent an email clearly stating that Bravo NEVER told the cast how to act, what to say, or what to do!

-Jill has insinuated that LuAnn’s place on the show was in jeopardy because she moved to the Hamptons, and her life as a Countless woman would be dull. Jill was bringing the drama to help LuAnn remain on the show.

-Jill pulls out her diamond credit card for the camera’s, under the pretext of showing it to Countless…get a grip Jill

-Jill brings her disguistingly smelly dog into the guest bedroom to fart all over the bed that her guest is about to sleep in.

-Jill gives LuAnn’s book a shameless plug by flashing it on camera. At least we now know where the one copy that sold ended up!

-Jill dramatically overreacts to Bethenny’s presence at Ramona’s house then proceeds to completely reject Bethenny’s attempts to try to clear the air.  Jill’s reaction was completely out of line!

-Jill does not shed one tear when faced with her former BFF who was clearly extremely upset, crying and emotional.  Then asks, “Am I a cold bitch for not crying?”  YES Jill, you are!

-Jill then quickly realizes she IS a cold hearted bitch and treats fans to a FAKE cry!

Outside of what you’ve seen on the air, there has been much activity in the Zarin camp over on Facebook. As of today, Jill has blocked her Twitter account to make it private. Interesting. On Facebook Jill and her cohorts can control what is said, delete what they don’t like and basically ensure that her site looks like everyone loves her. On Twitter she cannot control what is said, she can block users but that only stops Jill from seeing a tweet from that person, but the rest of the twitter world sure can! Less control, Jill hates that!  I was told personally by a RHONY cast member that Jill has her assistant Darryl, Darrin, Dwight…whatever his name is…he does the monitoring of the Facebook page and has instructions to ensure that Jill never sees the negative FB posts, he is to delete them asap!

So what Jill is doing is trying to get back into the good graces of fans, how? Well she posted on Facebook a question to fans about how to go about making up with a friend when they won’t talk to you. Hmm I’m not sure Jill, why don’t you ask Bethenny? Or maybe your mom or sister? Or wait a minute, didn’t YOU write a book about relationships? Why are you asking your fan’s (both of them) what to do about Bethenny?

Next she decided that she would finally answer the question about what happened to Brad. Well I happened to find Brad on Facebook and he actually is asking fans of the show to email Bravo and ask them to bring Brad back. So while Jill posted on Facebook that Brad is doing great and is working elsewhere, the fact is Brad is trying to make a go of decorating on his own after being let go from Zarin Fabrics and is distraught about not being on the show any longer.

Rumor has it that Brad and Jill fell out when she asked Brad to hide an affair that she was having. Jill wanted Brad to promise that he would do everything in his power to ensure that Bobby never found out.

Finally, did anyone else notice that when Bobby did appear on the show having gotten the “all clear” phone call from his doctor, there was no bandage on his neck, no scar, no evidence whatsoever that he had recently had his throat cut open from ear to ear as Jill said to Bethenny. Another Lie Jill???

My overall assessment of Jill Zarin is this. I see her as a major control freak, and she is self-centered. I do think she loves her daughter unconditionally but I think she is jealous of her sister who is an attorney and radio DJ.

She claims to be very close with her mother; however I think she is disrespectful to her mother. We all saw the eye-roll which in my book is never acceptable. Add to that they were on national television, she is a grown woman and the eye-roll to the mother is now raised to a whole new level in my book.

Posted by at 10:55 PM

8 comments:

  1. Wow- you did a great job summing up Jill! I agree!

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  2. The more Jill tries to fix it, the worse it gets! I love it!!!

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  3. You know all that is so true!! When she’s confronted she doesn’t let the other person speak! She gets on the defense, she never does anything wrong. I saw her on a tv show omg she didn’t let anyone speak she took over the show! Did she eat a parrot?? Jill needs some growing up to do and own what she says and does, admit her mistakes and LEARN to LISTEN!!

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  4. I have to agree with you on most points … except I can’t say “hate” – I think hate takes too much time & energy … though the link name certainly did it’s job to get me here 🙂

    Having said that, this is a quicky of what I would like to add, perhaps if The-Jill ever read it & could reflect on …

    “You know what Bethenny? We ARE done” | “Well then Alex, we just shouldn’t mix in the same social circles” | You know what Ramona? You’re not my friend either” | “What? You all aren’t happy to see me?”

    To Bobby, while selling him on buying her the new diamonds; “If you buy me these maybe you will get something later”. Thud~

    Somewhere … it was written … to be mindful of the things you allow to pass from your mouth, (though not precisely in those words) – editing or otherwise.

    Food for thought~

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  5. Not saying I’m a Jill fan, because I’m really not a fan of no adult acting foolishly- not just Jill! I am totally agree that Jill hasn’t been the nices, but who has on this show? It’s all centered around drama. When Jill was acting ratherly childish in the many harsh things she said and how she treated Bethanny, it was sad. But for all of them to gang up and do to her what she has done to Bethanny, was so uncalled for. Two wrongs doesn’t make a right! Instead of crushing their beef and admitting that wrongs have been made, these adults decided to continue the hurtful behavior. Despite Jill’s past behaviors, I do not dislike her. I just believe that she didn’t make the best decisions, just as no one has. And for you to critize her every move is a little weird. Like who does that??? Why are you keeping track like that??? And you said you hate her! That’s such a powerful word. You are hating someone who doesn’t even know you exist. Don’t hate, trying loving and forgiving. That way you won’t write a ten page blog bashing Jill. Because in the end she’s a loving mother, wife and beautiful person. She, like all of us, have made mistakes. And she, like all of us, doesn’t deserve to be harshly judged. In the end, if you judge others, you too will be judged.

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  6. I saw this on another site and thought some of you might be interested.

    “JayneSnow: Thu, Jun 3 2010 at 12:59 PM EDT

    I think we are all pretty much pissed about the TV guide article so let’s let everyone know. Bravo cannot be counted on as far as listening to viewers go.
    Plan is to email TV Guide and as many others as you like.
    Then post on every blog and facebook you can think of like we did with petittion. Just copy and paste the following: (let me know if it can be improved)

    We, the viewers of Real Housewives of New York are fed up with Jill Zarin and the way she is portrayed in the press and on TV. Just last night she was on EXTRA promoting a book that is well known to be garbage. A. Chandle the #1 reviewer at Amazon.comhttp://www.amazon.com/review/RA5UPKPM4DJAK has been threatened and harrassed by Jill Zarin. Jill Zarin has written positive reviews for her own book under fake names while posting negative reviews to her castmate’s books. She also has a history of doing this with the Fabric store her husband owns.
    Please keep this woman off TV and out of the press. It is time for her to pay the consequences for her actions.
    Thank You,
    Housewives viewers”

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  7. She is a difficult human being to like.
    She is extremely petty,self centered and a hypocrite.To be honest the vast majority of these women leave nothing to be desired.
    I thought last season Sonia seemed cool but her ego seems out of control.LuAnn,who in the first season really appeared human (helping out drug addicted woman trying to get her life back)now seems pretentious and two faced.Kelly appears uncomfortable on camera and not sure of herself.
    Ramona is an Hysterical basket case and MEAN,the abuse and dysfunction she absorbed as a child is passed onto those she encounters…Alex of all these women is the most likable as she is honest and real(i have never met the Woman so this is not biased).i hear the social climbing criticism and think basically you may as well hate most human beings because we all feather our own nest to some degree.I side with her because although flawed(like all of us) she appears to be a decent human being.Sadly the rest cannot be said for the remainder of that cast….

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LynnNChicago Personal Messages

(This is a blog I thought was lost because it was no longer on the wordpress site – but what I think is an earlier version was on a blogspot site.  Lynn had two blogs going in the fall of 2010 – I can’t really remember why.)

LynnNChicago Personal Messages Nov 14, 2010
And now for something completely different, I admit that I did not do this myself, I had help but we’ve put together a list of regular contributors to the IHJZ blog and listed them here. My critics are always saying that there are only a handful of regular posters to my blog, I’ve seen people use the number 12 and the numbers 20-35 and even I wasn’t sure exactly how many people regularlypost comments, after reviewing just the past 20 days of the blog, we’re at 160+ and counting.My plan is to write a short personal message to each of you to show my appreciation, even I didn’t realize just how many there are so rather than one post, it will be an ongoing project for me. This list is not all-inclusive and for those that I’ve missed, let me apologize now and let you know that we are still working on the list. While someone helped me compile the list, the messages all from me!

Based on the number of unique hits the blog gets every day, this list is clearly not a full list of readers we have a whole lot of lurkers who I know enjoy the comments just as much if not more than the blog itself. So thank you to ALL of you who contribute to the blog, you’ve all made it so much easier to continue to write and post blogs every day. Please scroll past the mess…and know that Excel is not compatible with Blogspot 🙂 Thanks!

212 – Welcome to the blog!

2Stupid – as a working mother that you are, I can certainly appreciate your issues, hang in there it does get better! Very cliché but true, I promise! Thanks for your time on the blog, I know how valuable your time is!

Ad Girl – You never cease to amaze me at all the different topics you discuss with intelligence and confidence, you must be a great conversationalist, I am so impressed by you! Your compassion and support are a gift and I thank you for sharing it with us all! Yes, you are a “tough girl” but you’re also a sweet, supportive and WONDERFUL girl! Jxo

Alexa Rose – thank you for joining us, while we don’t see you often, you always provide insightful comments, hope to see you more often in the future.

Amber…Real Wife – You are so funny! I loved your gay date story in Florida andyour posts always make me laugh, you have a great way of making everyone smile! Thank you so much for joining us!

AmericanIdiot – You’re so sweet! You welcome newbies, send birthday wishes to everyone and are always ready with something nice to say to everyone, Thank you for being you!

Andizi – I was touched when I read your story about bullying and how you’re breaking the cycle with your son, I’m really proud to know you. Thanks for the time you spend with all of us!

AnnaM – Some insane person who was posting all over the internet using my name (losers with too much time on their hands) brought you out of lurkerdom and so I’m grateful to them for that reason. I hope you’ll continue to post your thoughts on the shows.

Arizona Magpie – Welcome to the blog, with only a few posts but dozens of “welcome” messages you’ve made an impact already, thanks for joining us!

Ashley – Welcome to the blog, I know that you’re fairly new to the blog, I’ve enjoyed your posts, you add a lot to the conversation. Thanks for coming!

AZ Girl – You first posted just last July and you said, “First post, long time lurker.” you have been an amazing contributor ever since, I’m so glad that you came out of lurkerdom, your posts are priceless! You’re on top of everything that goes on and always quick to send love and support to fellow posters on the blog. Thank you!

Babelony – Your first post predicted Kelly’s return to The Real Housewives of New York this season, that was back in June and your prediction came true so I blame you for her return J just kidding! Glad you’re here!

BessiB – In one of your first posts you said that my blog was, “More entertaining than anything Bravo airs!” You have no idea what compliments like that mean to me, thank you so much and I’m glad that Teresa screwed up so badly because it brought you to the blog!

Blue Sky – We all miss your intelligent and insightful posts, hope you’ll be back soon, you have many of us sending you our best wishes, thoughts and prayers, take good care! xo

Boston 02127 – OMG Girl what can I say? I could go on for days about you, you’re the most impressive young lady I’ve ever come across. Your family must be so proud of you because I know I am! Always positive, always friendly and always hysterical! I appreciate your support of the blog and I always love to see your supportive comments on Twitter too! It really helps to counteract all the negativity out there. My admiration for you goes on for miles! :)xo Love you!

Buffywood – Your empathy and kindness shines through in your words, the family photos you shared with us are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. I loved the story about your dog!

Butterisafruit – Your name has cracked me up from the first time I saw it, and every time thereafter, I just love it! I know that you’re going through so much with your husband and we miss you when you’re gone but I know everyone understands. Best wishes to you and your husband always!

California35 – Welcome to the blog, it is so great to have you! I know you’ve been lurking for a while but I’m glad you’re now feeling comfortable posting because you’ve added a lot to the blog. You’ve even inspired a few other lurkers to come in and post so thank you! It always helps to make others more comfortable knowing you’re not alone.

Cdnfillie58 – You’ve been here since the beginning, I appreciate you so much. Thank you for sticking with the blog through all the craziness. You add so much to the blog, I can’t imagine it without you! (Oh and sorry for ruining your work ethic – LOL) more to come…

Celeste – You have been around from the beginning of the blog, I really appreciate it! Your posts keep everyone on their toes with things to think about. I hope to see you more often. Thanks Celeste!

Cheri – You joined us in June, thanks for sticking with us! Oh and I love it when you criticize Andy Cohen, all funny and all true, keep it up!

Ches – You first posted in May and your posts got better and better so that now you’re a wonderful contributor to the blog. Your comments about Kelly are hysterical! Thank you Ches!

China – Welcome to the blog, we’ve only seen you a few times but hope you’ll keep coming back!

CinDLu – Thanks for coming out to post, as you said there are a lot of lurkers who just enjoy reading, I hope everyone feels free, as you did, to post anytime.

ConfabulatingKelly – I know you’re there, although you don’t post often, we know you’re reading along with us all, hope to hear from you more often.

CooCooPuffs78 – You’ve been with me from the first day and I appreciate your wonderful posts, thank you for staying with us through it all! It’s hard to believe it’s only been 7 months, I feel like we’ve been together forever!

Cusi 77 – What can I say to such a wonderful, lovely woman who originally came to us asking for forgiveness for your English skills and we’ve watched as you mastered English providing better grammar than some who’ve been learning English since birth. You’re so supportive and kind to everyone, you have the most amazing positive attitude and I enjoy seeing you every day on the blog. Your behind-the-scenes support always goes above and beyond too! Thank you Cusi! I Love you so much!

Dani – The very first time you posted, your very first words were, “I hate Jill” lol That was back in May when the blog first started and then you commented about Luann in the Opium den, hysterical, You’ve always made me think and most times, laugh. Thanks for your great posts!

Dark Sonnet – This is from one of your first comments, “Scooch over, I’m sitting next to you on the Kelly bus.” Your sense of humor is awesome, you crack me up! You’ve given so much to the blog, thank you for being with us from the beginning!

Debbie – on one of your first posts you started out by saying, “Lynn, I agree with you” that’s always music to my ears..LOL You’ve been posting on and off for many months and I can see that you feel comfortable enough to post when you have something to say, I’m so glad! I hope to see a whole lot more of you! Thank you for being here!

Delia – In one of your posts you wrote, “One of the best recaps I have ever read.” You all have no idea how much that means to me, I’m always thrilled but a little bit surprised that people enjoy my writing so thank you for saying that, it helps particularly when the negative stuff comes up then I read something like that and it makes the bad stuff a whole lot easier to deal with. I notice we share a mutual hatred for Teresa as well as Jill…yippie! Lol

Dickens – Back in June, one of your first posts quoted Kelly Bensimon, you said, “’If I can make you think, then I have done my job.’ Well she did a good job making me think she’s a lunatic!” I love your wit and kind demeanor Dickens, thank you for being with us!

DJLoopsFruit – I know that you don’t always agree with my blog and that’s ok, I’ll forgive you JLOL Your support on Twitter has been unbelievable and I can’t thank you enough for everything! I’m glad you’re comfortable on the blog to post whatever you feel and think, we always encourage debate and other opinions, thank you for sharing yours with us! You’re a great guy! Keep sending Andy your music, he needs some inspiration!

DRE – Welcome to the blog, I hope you’ll share your thoughts with us more often!

Dreemz – I’m really glad you’re back, you were here in the beginning but seemed to disappear for a while, I was thrilled to see you return and so proud of the group for welcoming you back the way that they did so please accept my personal “welcome back!” as well!

DuchessOfDryerLint – Love your name so much! It just shows how creative and fun-loving you are, your posts make me chuckle all the time. You once posted, “Then may I humbly ask one of you esteemed ambassadors to support my bid to crown myself the Duchess of Dryer Lint?” Let me officially crown you Duchess of the blog! J I always enjoy your posts, thank you!!!

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About Veena (NMD)

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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310 Responses to A Look Back at LynnNChicagos First Blog and Personal Messages

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It’s Hump Day Eve. 🙂 It’s warmed up a bit in my neck of the woods. I hope the sun is shinning & warm where you are. Although I know Husker is just smiling that Fall is here. 🙂
    Thks for the look back NMD. I hope I don’t cry. Have a great day.

    • Cusi77 says:

      This Blog is a tear duck simulating….(How do you call the glands that make you tear? Lacrimogenas in Spanish.)

    • HuskerHuny says:

      Yep, one big smile here but it might not last long! High winds and 40s the rest of the week. I’m still wearing my shorts today, but for how long? My goal is to tough it out until Thanksgiving. It does help that it’s at least 90 degrees in my office. The autumn colors are wonderful. Everyone is invited to my house this weekend to rake!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Good morning, Powellypooh, EveLady!! Good morning everyone! We are having gorgeous weather, right TT? Can’t wait to read the blog today. that’s back when I used to lurk.

  2. Cusi77 says:

    Good Morning Everyone! Thank for this post NMD… All I can say is:

    Awwwww….. Thank you!

    • Cusi – I remember some of your first posts – and how shy you were back then. And your move to Las Vegas and then Chicago. That blog was so much more than a housewives blog.

      • Cusi77 says:

        Yes it was more than Housewives… I know that to me it helped me as much as having my family and friends from Mx. I always felt around real friends! I still feel that way!

        • I remember your first posts and you were trying so hard to master writing in English. I was amazed at how fast you were progressing You have come a long way.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

      Cusi-your message from Lynn is so special-what a lovely tribute to you!!!

      • Cusi77 says:

        Thank you AZGirl and Jill!

        I do not recall the date I start posting but it was like two weeks previous to Behtenny having Bryn… My name at that time was “Can Forget”… and “Can forget, but nor forgive”… from an hilarious Blog of Simon on Bravo saying that Jill would be around NY not talking to people she could not forgive but forgot the reason… We spent the night waiting for news from Bethenny whom we knew, was already in labor… When JZ gave the early news that it was a boy and later she blamed Ally for that tweet! Haha!

        I never hated JZ… just disliked, BUT loved Lynn and her witty Blogs!

  3. T-Rex says:

    Thanks so much. NMD, I think she had two blogs for a little while, as she transgressed from the first blog site to the second one. I could be mistaken though. I remember we were on one blog and then we had to switch over to a new one due to something the LunaticJZ had reported against her. Can’t believe it was that long ago that I started posting on her blog, I had been reading for 2 months before I got the courage to post. Seeing all those names brings back so many memories, I will wonder what happened to many of the folks that no longer comment

  4. I was Housewifeaddict back then. (At one point I decided that I was done with the housewive was and changed my name – – ummm that didn’t work out so well for me now, did it?)

    I found Lynn’s blog the summer of 2010 after the NY Reunion aired and Jill tried to blame Amazongate on Simon because he was quoted in the press saying it looked pretty likely that she was behind it. I was enraged that she’d deflect like that – so I got on the web and started re ading blogs. Someone posted a link to Lynn’s blog in the comments of an article, and I landed there and I guess never left. I wonder what she would have said about me. I was a timid poster, never wanted to ruffle feathers. But when she came under attack I jumped in and tried to say something supportive.

    • T-Rex says:

      I remember that well. I didn’t like the troll wars, but always there to help in the “troll defense league” we had going on there! Now we know some of these were most certainly minions working directly for some of the HW.

    • Cusi77 says:

      NMD you have always been so kind and modest, I remember you always assertive! I always liked your posts, THAT I remember well! I am pretty sure that Lynn in Heaven is so proud of you! Keeping the family together! Bravo!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I remember when I joined in the fun. It was just as AmazonGate was breaking. People were saying a Susan Saunders was involved, and I kept waiting for the coin to fall that it was JZ herself. I remembered JZ bragging on the show to Bethany that she sometimes used that name. I was so eager to post this, but had never posted and had to think up a clever name fast. LOL. I could have done a lot better if I hadn’t been in a hurry, but the name has served well. (I think it was AZ Girl and AdGirl who inspired my name.)

    • justanothermary says:

      This blog was a source of comfort and there was a lot of laughter. Some of us became very close in an odd sort of way. There were certain people who, if I hadn’t seen a post from them in a couple of days, we would send out a search team. It’s amazing that we’ve been at it for so long.

      • Cusi77 says:

        I miss so many people… Error was a great writer and funny!

        • 2Stupid says:

          I miss Errro too. I think he was our first male contributor. I miss DJ Loops too. I could go on and on, but I gueess people just get busy or leave for other reasons. Error always made me think of the Beekman boys.

        • Love reading the names of those who were around but are gone or are hopefully still lurking. Error was the first to respond to my first post!
          Of all the blogs I lurked, Lynn’s made me feel brave enough to post my thoughts on!
          Thanks NMD for giving us this gem today!

      • LavaLady says:

        It is amazing isn’t it Mary. I am listed up there under a different name, one I used for about a year before becoming LavaLady. It’s a trip down memory lane; I like it.

    • I’ve been here since the beginning, when Lynn guest-blogged on Terry Ally’s blog… but am now posting less and less since Bravo’s lost its luster. My endless thanks to NMD for keeping *this* fambly together! ♥
      (these days posting as pastBostonian)

  5. Good morning everyone. Thank you NMD for the walk down memory lane. Time sure does fly. Three years. Wow.

  6. skinnyAmalfi says:

    I love and miss you, dear Lynn. How many things did she write that we all thought… and she did it first.

  7. TexasTart says:

    Wow! What a retrospective, back to square one, and just look at all the names I recognize! I know this will be hard for some of you as well it was for NMD to piece it together. Thanks for the interesting blog.

  8. Shiny says:

    Before my joining the blog, but brings back clear memories of why I became a constant reader. I’d forgotten some of the Jillzy classics. Jill was a “friend” who kept declaring friendships over, and she was always more focused on keeping score and whether people chose her side than she ever was on being a friend. Fascinating case study, but a relief to not watch her any more.

    • T-Rex says:

      Shiny, so true, for anyone who has even a notion that TheLunaticJZ should be brought back needs to read this list, over and over again. This wasn’t even some of the worst stuff either, she did some pretty shady stuff behind the scenes to try and get the blog “shut down” as well.

  9. SkinnyVV™ says:

    It’s always bittersweet to see Lynn’s pic.
    What a great job she did and how amazing that some are still posting here.
    Thanks NMD!

  10. WaxDiva = Stoopidhousewives
    She started her own blog in the fall of 2010 if I recall correctly.

  11. Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

    This is a great blog NMD!! I love the list of names-and Lynn’s comments-she loved Boston so much it just shines through her words! I hope Boston stops by today!!
    I really loved reading the JZ Blog b/c no one “hated” JZ quite like Lynn!!!! I miss her.
    I’m so glad that we are still together-a lot of us anyway-I miss the ones who no longer post and wish they would pop in once in a while!
    Thank you NMD…thank you to all the bloggers who write here!!!!

  12. Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

    SkinnyVV™-I left you a link on the last blog…

    • SkinnyVV™ says:

      Thanks. I’ll go check in a few.

    • SkinnyVV™ says:

      OMG! What is Brandi doing NAKED? She is single handily is TRASHING this franchise.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

        She is a real hot mess…she loves getting drunk and being naked…it’s her thing!!!

        • T-Rex says:

          You know what, if you are single, with no kids, not a care in the world, then honey go for it! But, you have two young boys, who are very shortly going to be introduced to the internet and all the problems this comes with, whether you like it or not. Kids grow up and some quicker than others, and eventually all that crap you are doing is going to be used against your kids, like it or not. She is a volcanic mess at this point, and I hope she really gets hit hard this season with the reality of how toxic her life is right now

  13. Well Kanye West proposed to Kimmy K last night. Why does this make me so sad? Oh….right…..because Kim has no respect for the vows of marriage. Neither does her pimp whoring mother. I beginning to hate the Kardashians more that Jillzy. How frightening.

    • skinnyAmalfi™ says:

      I bet the wedding that will cost the same as the GDP of a small country….

      I would respect a wedding where they validate their screams for privacy (maybe it’s just Kanye) by eloping or getting married quietly off camera.

      This would never happen, and even if it did, Kris would have spasms,…and then put that on tv.

      • windycitywondering2 says:

        LOL I was thinking now how much is the happy couple going to make off this “wedding”? Seriously, Kim bagged a huge star this time so they should make more, maybe enough to own a small country!
        Well at least E! will be happy as it seems the only thing they get giddy about is Kim and her dysfunctional family’s antics.

    • Kat From Ohio says:

      i mean, they do have a child together now, so it’s hardly surprising that they’re engaged. i’m not a fan of kim, but i’ve always thought the deal with kris humphries was that she thought she had failed by not being married by the time she was 30, so she settled on the first bonehead with a diamond who asked. i never thought it was so much about publicity but because she always thought she’d be married by then. she seems happy and has been surprisingly low key since having the baby. i see them having a long engagement and a quieter wedding.

      i think the “brand” as a whole is imploding, what with the kris/bruce separation, lamar odom’s issues, kim’s withdrawal from the public eye after the baby, etc. the two biggest brats in that family are going to be the young jenner girls, kendall and kylie.

      • Skinny Orson says:

        I suspect Kim’s withdrawal from the public eye after the baby was mostly about postpartum weight loss. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I hesitate to assign anything similar to higher motives to a Kardasian

        • Anne says:

          I agree, now that Kim has lost the baby weight, she seems to have resurfaced. Call me a cynic or a conspiracy theorist, but I find the timing of the engagement curious. She gets engaged on her birthday and a few days before the KUWK episode about the birth of her baby is scheduled to run on E. I don’t watch KUWK, but it seems like everytime I turn on E, there is a promo running for Sunday’s episode.

      • mrs peabody says:

        I’ve watched the show a few times and it’s so hokey. I like Bruce and think he should have left a long time ago. I think the 2 younger ones grew up way before their time, they should have been allowed to be kids and not shoved out into the public they way they have been. The 3 older girls are so immature in my view, they way they act and the way they talk, how about saying the whole word, what adult talks like that. I’m glad to see Kim has kept the little one out of the spot light but I think the new season is starting so I’m sure they’ll have her on the show to bring the ratings. Hopefully her father will stop that from happening, he seems to have more sense about privacy, I just wish he’d keep his mouth shut. As far as the 72 day wedding went there was no way that was ever going to work, Kris H was a child, they were so mismatched. That is when I started catching the shows every now and then, I wanted to see what all that was about. I can see why she left him, I would have too. Just way to immature and did not want the same things in life. Kris J is trying to live her life through her daughters and I feel has no respect for her family at all, it’s all about the fame and money to her. I think she has always been like that. She didn’t get the fame she thought she should have so she basically used her daughters. Not a mother I’d ever want for my kids. Wonder why Bruce ever married her.

      • I am a little shocked that Kim and Kanye went to Paris and left their baby behind in LA. I not sure what new mother would feel comfortable doing that. I know I wouldn’t. I suspect that North is going to be raised by a nanny.

        • Anne says:

          Of course, she also instagrammed pictures of all the designer duds that were given to the baby around the time or during the Paris trip. I agree that this child will primarily be raised by a nanny or maybe sisters Kourtney and Khloe.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I think she feels she has to be invest more in her man than in her kid. In their lifestyle, rich, famous, etc…there’s always some whore trying to take your man. ummm….did I really just say that? I guess I’m saying I can’t really blame her in a way. It has to be very difficult to feel secure and confident in your relationship when your man is famous musician celebrity type and being constantly bombarded with opportunities to cheat. I imagine.

    • SkinnyHound says:

      Any bets if this marriage will outlast her first one? I say it still won’t make it to triple digit days. AZGirl, Jill Zarin has NEVER come close to my disgust for that family of trash. Never.

      • I guess I just never watched the Kardashian and until KIm’s marriage to Humphrey did I understand what fame whores they were. Poor Bruce. Those two daughters of his are going to be real trouble.

      • Anne says:

        Well — an engagement doesn’t always lead to a marriage — remember the media circus surrounding Bennifer? If they get married (big IF), I suspect that the prenup will make it very expensive for him to bail out of the marriage. Plus, she has her mother’s example of the benefits of staying married …..

    • skinnyluluthegovernor'smom™ says:

      Money changes everything even divorce. When you take out the expense factor then its no different then paying a parking ticket.

      I never understood her “marriage” to Kris Humphries. She always looked repulsed by him.

  14. 2Stupid says:

    That brings back memories of everyone that is gone. I miss some of our old regular posters, but am glad we continue to have the ones we do and welcome the new ones. I don’t post that much, but have always read.

  15. Luluthegovernor'smom says:

    Good Morning everyone!! I hope everyone’s day is going great! Won’t find out the “governor’s” test results till tomorrow. It’s been a long night and nonstop long morning. I’m hoping whatever this is will go AWAY!! and FAST!!! Aiden is ok it’s just the “governor” and DH that is sick. Time for chores, laundry etc.

  16. plainviewsue says:

    Thank you NMD for posting Lynn’s first blog. I had never read it.

    Skinny Amalfi, you are so right. As I was reading the blog, I’d think “that is exactly what I would say!!!”

  17. SkinnyVV™ says:

    The real estate deals on MDL have to be staged!
    The cast looks always getting the better deals and the real estate agents for the other party always look like idiots that were taken advantage by the cast.

    WHO OR WHAT REAL ESTATE AGENT IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND WANTS TO LOOK LIKE A FOOL ALWAYS LOOSING DEALS TO THE CAST?
    #fakedeals

    BUT I love seeing the properties…

  18. SkinnyHound says:

    That was all a little before my HWs time. About a year to be nearly exact. When Lynn was enumerating her reasons for not liking JillZ, I had never heard of her or Lynn Hudson and of course, you all. When I first stumbled on to the HWs all I can remember thinking is who the hell are these people and why does anyone care? That didn’t stop me from watching of course. Things are too jumbled in my mind with what I have seen on these shows, that I couldn’t tell you which was my first. One thing for certain, I hid it from everyone I knew. I had NO idea that HW blogs even existed as at the time, to me, blogs were just personal pages where people gave little snippets about their lives or complained about some event of the day. One day one of the husbands on the show, mentioned a hate blog and Kiki mentioned ‘mean tweeting’ and ‘systematic bullying’ (whatever the F that is supposed to mean, I still don’t know), I took to google and here you all were. I scanned the place for several weeks and even a few months, wanting to find out what those two terms meant. I know what the individual words mean of course but I still scratch my head over systematic bullying.. I just decided that Kelly was a nut and I wasn’t going to spend any more time thinking about it.

    I missed the troll wars as I didn’t really start participating until Lynn had her LynnNChicago site up and running. Before then, her site would get scrubbed or shut down daily due to some infraction against the crazy redhead just kind of gave up on reading it but would still look in from time to time. I did get a taste of the troll wars from time to time because typical of a troll, they never let anything go, even to her dying day.

    I saw the personal message blog over the weekend and I wish, she had finished it. There are a lot of names on that list that I never met. Many that were here when I first started but were gone by Christmas of that year. Some of them I miss seeing here. I doubt I will ever know what really happened to many of them but some, are at different sites. Created their own blogs or participate at the FB pages that have started and grown in the last year.

    I will close this by thanking all of you who welcomed me and my dog here. It has been a fun ride, so far… Of course thanks to Lynn as well for ‘hating’ JillZ… Most of all, our current hostess and I hope long time one, NoMoreDrama for picking up the ball and running with it.

  19. SkinnyVV™ says:

    @scheanamarie: NEWS: Brandi Glanville Disses @ScheanaMarie On Twitter, Fans React http://t.co/4xrxX2F9A9

    Original Message:

    • plainviewsue says:

      It’s getting harder and harder to defend Brandi. Before she knows it, people will start defending Leanne. She needs to simmer down. Definitely needs twitter intervention.

      • SkinnyHound says:

        Yeap.. The Hound told me to just give it up.. Not worth the arguments or getting worked up over what anyone says about her. Then again, he said the same thing about All the HWs 😉

        • VV™ says:

          Lisa’s daughter (Pandora) and Scheana are good friends.

          • SkinnyHound says:

            Good for them 🙂 She has managed to turn that, and being a thieving whore, into a career for herself. Any bets on whether the precious Pandora knew about her friend and the married man?

            • VV™ says:

              Not sure Jeff. Scheana has worked for Lisa since 2008 or 2009. Way before RHOBH ever aired or eveb Brandi came into the picture. So, I’m sure she has a goid relationship with Lisa and Pandy. Pandy works Villa Blanca mainly. Scheana works at both.

          • T-Rex says:

            Lisa’s daughter is friends with that Stassi bitch, not Scheana. Scheana worked in LisaV’s other restaurant and from all accounts is one HELL of a waitress. LisaV prefers to use Scheana for VIP events and clients as she is so good at being a server. She brought her over to their new place, since that’s where most of her VIP clientele also were going, as it was the new hip spot. If you catch this on the first season, Scheana didn’t want to divvy up her tips since she made the most money, and everyone agreed she was a great server, well not Stassi and her Klan.

      • skinnyAmalfi™ says:

        Brandi is messed up, but still, I am not feeling all the Scheana love — she is no prize. I am annoyed in fact that she has been talked about enough that I actually know how to spell her name. Dammit.

        I also still like Lisa, but I am getting tired of her adoptions of the strays like Cedric, Brandi and now Shaynannna (rebelling – I will never spell it the right way ever again out of principle). It’s kind of her “thing” now, and it’s overplayed. Don’t bore me, Lisa. I am counting on you.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Scheighnuh is her new pet? Yes, that’s a little bit annoying. I should tell my kid to go over to Sur to become the new pet. No?

          • VV™ says:

            Scheana is not her new pet. Scheana has been a server for Lisa since before RHBH. So, she’s known her since either 2008 or 2009.

            • skinnyAmalfi™ says:

              New Schmew… I don’t care. I am still declaring myself Team Anti-Shanaynay just to be contrary. I just threw that out there and let’s see how that plays out.

              • VV™ says:

                I don’t care either way because she is not a HW??!!!

              • LaineyLainey says:

                I kinda like Shmeenaynuhpooh. It was gross what she did by going out with Eddie and all, but she did apologize on national tv. In that cast, I thought she was kinda nice.

                • skinnyAmalfi™ says:

                  I don’t care about Eddie and Shayla’s past. She has to earn my love — she has done nothing so far that warrants that.. (But I am sure she is working on that as we speak…)

          • skinnyAmalfi™ says:

            Heehee… maybe she could tell the tale of how you were a prostitute and never wanted her. Then Little Miss Lainey Girl will be IN with the VPumps.

            Actually your Lainey Girl is so pretty she should be on TV — but she is too classy (without the K) for that, no? 🙂

            • LaineyLainey says:

              aww! thank you!! I would love for her to drop the Classy with the C and become Klassy with a K and try out for Vanderpump Rules. She has no desire to drop the Classy with a C. She’s not too keen on people knowing about my prostitute/prostitot past either. (I started early). I love that backstory, by the way. LOL!!!

              I’m only sorta kidding about wanting her to be Klassy with a K. I’m very proud of her; but I am a bit of a stage mom. I wouldn’t want people (friends, family or even strangers) saying mean things about her on the internet, though. I think no one is immune, once they step into reality territory. That would kill me!!!!

              She’s still going out on auditions. But she’s working more hours at the Lululemon store and also teaching small children dance,..so she’s earning enough to keep living there.

              • skinnyAmalfi™ says:

                That is so great. I hope one day she get her chance to throw her hat in the air and twirl around while the Joan Jett version of “girl, you’re gonna make it afterrrrallllll” plays.

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  Love that visual. Haven’t we all wanted to do that??? Let’s all just do that and report back to class. We have to wait for cooler weather here in Central TX.

                  • Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

                    Lainey and skinnyAmalfi™-you two are KILLIN’ ME with the names
                    …Shaynaynay..Shayla..Shawnawna….so funny!!!

    • T-Rex says:

      UGH this was over 6 years ago! Uhm, and he had numerous affairs before Scheana, was seeing someone the same time as Scheana, and then went on to CrayCrayRimes. Girl who hasn’t screwed ManCandy? Crap, BrandiSTFU participated in some of the affairs! Look some famous dude, comes slingin in his ManCandy, telling some young, nubile waitress, that he is separated from his wife(I believe her when she says he told her that), and that they aren’t sleeping together, etc. Some wide eyed, impressionable young girl is going to take that Lollipop. GET OVER IT! You aren’t married anymore, this wasn’t the relationship that killed your marriage, just another in a long line of outside transgressions on his part, so because Scheana is now on a TV show, you choose to make a fool of yourself re-hashing this crap? WTG BrandiSTFU. OMG if this is what she is twatting for a spin-off, her head is going to explode during RHBH, because I don’t think it’s going to be pretty for her! Oh, we are going to also be barraged with the “editing” twats from her, UGH

      • VV™ says:

        this wasn’t the relationship that killed your marriage, just another in a long line of outside transgressions on his part
        ^^^^^
        So TRUE!

  20. SkinnyHound says:

    Laineyx2, HuskerH, Chismosa, and anyone else interested, TAR girl duo who won season 18 were sister duo, Kisha & Jen. Retreads from season 12. The entire cast had played before.,.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_18

  21. CONFUSED!! I must have missed a memo or something. What’s with the “skinny” on everyone’s names?

  22. Powell says:

    I just smiled looking at all those names. If they all were still posting I think the blog would break. 😉

  23. Powell says:

    SkinnyLuluthegovernor’smom. Too funny. 🙂

  24. lillybee says:

    I used to read about the RHONY women on TWOP. Around Amazongate, TWOP closed the thread midseason. I still believe that the thread was closed because of Jillzy threatening so kind of legal action. So I found Lynn and the rest is history.

    • skinnyAmalfi™ says:

      Jill is such a dumb cow. Those dumb lackeys of hers. Grrrr….I still remember all the stress Lynn endured every time those douchebags reported her to WordPress — for no reason other than Jill liked being a jerk on screen and off.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi lillybee…If only he could skate like this when it counts. I hope he makes the Olympic team in 2014.

  25. skinnyAmalfi™ says:

    Sisters!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hn_OPn0lBM (new “live” version less crappy than the genuine original — gotta give Mel’s PR big props for getting the original hot mess pulled.)

    http://www.bravotv.com/vanderpump-rules/season-1/videos/scheana-takes-the-stage

  26. VV™ says:

    Interesting. My phone dates IG pics by weeks. So, this was posted 12 weeks ago.

    pandoravt’s photo http://instagram.com/p/cNs35Oo7In/

  27. VV™ says:

    Copycat. Teresa did this with her girls a few years ago.

    @melissagorga: PHOTOS Melissa Gorga and daughter bring girl power to early Halloween party in Wonder Woman costumes @MelissaGorga http://t.co/T2dkNQNuMC

    Original Message:

  28. VV™ says:

    This man needs psychiatric help. His wife should know and yet.’c she’s more concerned with her so called “pop star singing career”.

    http://www.allabouttrh.com/allabouttrh-exclusive-joe-gorga-not-speaking-to-his-father/

  29. The good old days!!! I remember being so sick and despondent and finding this blog and I would read everyday and just be amazed at the comments…there was one comment that somebody said about their mother that I.died.lol!!! I said, “This is my kind of place!!!! I didn’t know there had been ceremonies for royalty, I just threw my tiara into the ring and was welcomed with open arms!! I truly believe having “a place” helped me heal!! Just cuz ya can’t trust anybody, I trademarked, copyrighted and registered my name, biotches!!!!

  30. windycitywondering2 says:

    As a blogger, Lynn was in a class of her own. She was steadfast in her beliefs, she listened to HWs and reported back to us their thoughts and feelings . It is no wonder why she made so many contacts and friends. She cared about everyone as people first and she respected those who posted on her blog!
    I went to her first luncheon because I was curious to meet Lynn and other posters, especially our wonderfully enchanting Cusi! (Sadly, Cusi couldn’t attend but I did meet up with her at a later date.) I marveled as Lynn took the time to talk to everyone there individually and she asked many questions about how we felt that lead to lively group discussions. Lynn enjoyed other peoples’ takes on any given housewife or incident from any given show.

    IMHO, the blog grew organically because most people want to be treated fairly and to have a place they could express their point of view without fear of being ridiculed or called names! If more money means more problems, then more hits on a blog mean more problems too. When the red menace and others tried to take her blog down, she found us a safe place. Lynn never banned anyone who had an opinion that was different from her own. She did try to keep the blog and twitter troll wars from spilling onto the board. She did have to ban some individuals because they refused to stop with their disrespectful and racist posts aimed at other posters. I still get upset when I read on other blogs incorrect and rude posts about Lynn. She would have laughed and is likely smiling and shaking her head even now at their hateful behavior. Ironically, the word “hate” may have been in the initial title of her blog but Lynn was one of the least hateful person I have ever known.

    NMD – you will never know just how special you are to those who came to Lynn’s blog on a daily basis. Everyone who stepped forward to help while we all grieved, you are so appreciated as well. Through your blogs and everyone’s posts, Lynn’s spirit is present and the family she collected remains together. Keep up the good work!

    • SkinnyHound says:

      I use to get mad when Lynn would block the trolls. I know she didn’t want their comments here or anyone fighting with them but when I could get hold of one, it was too much fun to smack them around. Yeah, I’m an asshole like that… I only talked to Lynn once, on Carly’s show, I called in one night to declare myself one of Teresa’s flying monkeys. Lynn was still kind of on the fence about S3 Teresa, I don’t know if she ever picked a side or not.

    • What a beautiful post Windy! I wanted to attend that luncheon so badly. I have a brother who lives in the Edgewater Beach area and a sister in St. Charles so I had a place to stay. Back then both boys were in college and money was so tight. I emailed Lynn that morning and let her know I was there in spirit and totally bummed. I was looking forward to meeting you, Cusi and anyone else that could make it. She emailed me right back and said she would tell everyone “hi” for me.

      I got in only one fight here and it was with Free Ginger and was not even over HW. It was about the abuse of the FLDS on young men and women.

    • KTinCT says:

      Perfect post, WCW2! I love this place 🙂

      • Cusi77 says:

        I loved your post mi Windy!!!! I loved so much our meeting!!! She is beautiful WCW, inside and out!!! We had a lovely breakfast with one of my sisters… we have photos, don’t we Windy?

    • NJBev says:

      Windy,
      Such a lovely post!
      I remember you from so early on. Always enjoyed
      and respected your posts.
      Lynn was a wonderful person. I never followed or got
      involved with twittter, so i never saw that stuff.
      I just know (now) that at some time she and
      Quincy had a big falling out, and people said Lynn
      would be unhappy if anyone ever posted on certain
      other sites, and she would be resentful of it.
      Well, she never, ever ,was with me. She always made
      me feel so welcome, I never felt bad or “guilty” about
      posting here or there!
      All I know, is that I “met” Lynn Hudson many years ago
      on a site that wasn’t even her own, and followed her
      to every “test” site thereafter-(TV101, anyone? lol)

      Lynn was my friend. She e-mailed me when she thought
      something was wrong, and tried her best to be diplomatic
      with her followers.
      Her Motto- Just be kind with your words and don’t be disrespectful
      of anyone’s opinion were words to be lived by.
      I miss you Lynn Hudson.
      And, I thank NMD for trying to keep your family together.

      love you all.

  31. Cityside says:

    In case you have been living on Mars…….

    THE CARDINALS ARE IN THE WORLD SERIES!

    (Sorry Nancy)

    City

    • Nancy says:

      There you are little lady. You guys ate us for dinner!! It was embarrassing.

    • skinnyAmalfi™ says:

      Yay! Love the Cards.

      • Cityside says:

        Nancy, that series was crazy. Now I need to get OneMoreInBoston and Boston12345 (I know that ain’t the right numbers) out of the woodwork!

        skinnyAmalfi, you go girl!

        Cityside

        • Nancy says:

          Little boston won’t talk about the games before hand as she’s really superstitious.
          I’m not sure if OMIB watches baseball but I could e-mail her for you. I’m looking
          forward to tomorrow. GO RED SOX’S!!!!!!!! LOL (You had that coming) lol

  32. Nancy says:

    BB…This is what Paul Watson was talking about on 60 mins.
    http://news.yahoo.com/the-ocean-is-broken-133327474.html

  33. VV™ says:

    I’m watching Bethenny. I’m bored. I just cannot get into it.

    • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

      Yea who really cares that she went to her high school reunion and coerced 3 supposed “friends” to plant themselves on her sofa. What was interesting to me was this was the first time I have seen Terry sober LOL. Although after her entrance I was wondering about that too.

      • VV™ says:

        I couldn’t get into. She needs to slow down. I still think if she had done Cooking show would have more credibility.

        • windycitywondering2 says:

          Or at least a cooking segment to calm her down while she gives advice on a subject she knows better.

          • NJBev says:

            she talks too damn fast. this is not a housewives
            taking head.
            I looved Bethenny, still like her. Have Never watched more
            than 6 minutes of her show

      • chismosa™ says:

        lol!

        I’m happy at least the friend who she ran to when she was habit problems with Jason 1 was there – the one who told her she had rotten eggs.

        But….. Where pray tell was the “love of her life”—
        She stated that the love of her life was that guy in her HS photos …..
        Hmmmm
        Plus why did she have her sweet 16 in Long Island if she was away at school …. I don’t get it. So many questions. …..

  34. Just Wondering In Jersey says:

    I need to vent. I’ve been waiting, literally, for years for a certain book to be written only to find out today that it is coming out as an ebook. I resent being forced into having to consider buying another electronic gizmo which will cause me nothing but trouble just so I can get my fill of a favorite author/character. I want a REAL BOOK. There is another author that has gone to ebooks as well and I am not happy about it either. Bah Humbug.

    • lurker315 says:

      Check to see if you can borrow the ebook from your public library. You can read it on your computer. No need to buy an ereader even if you have to resort to buying. Your library can help either way.

      • Skinny Orson says:

        There are free ereader add-ons available online. And for the record, I am an AVID ereader fan; I have 2 of the suckers. I like the capability of carrying around 854 books (and room for about 3000 more) with me in a small convenient device. I just sold 5 banker’s boxes of paperbacks to the used book store and am down to just one box of paperbacks (and 3 oversized coffee table type books that probably won’t fit in a banker’s box.

        Oh, I’m moving soon and am in the process of packing.

        • Cusi77 says:

          I wish you all the best with your moving Orson!

          I still have 20 boxes with books in Mx. City, I will need to do something next month I will be there for one week (I will go a my youngest niece’s wedding and I will see ALL my family together!!! My son, DIL and granddaughters.. 4 of my 5 sisters… takes my breath to think about hugging all of them! ( Btw.. 350 invitees, just on the bride’s side… )

        • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

          I have no idea what ereader add-ons are Orson. Of course I have no idea about ereaders either LOL. If I got off my high horse and thought rationally I do have almost more books than house so an ereader would reduce the clutter. When I come across prices of ebooks I find they appear to be higher than real books and there is nothing worse than paying full price for a book in my opinion. I read them so fast I want them cheap LOL.

          Anyway, what device(s) would you recommend?

          I’ve been sorting books for some time now since I stopped selling them on ebay and have donated many boxes to date.

          Good luck with your move.

        • chismosa™ says:

          Good luck moving.

      • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

        The only problem with reading books on my computer is I’m not really comfortable here. I’d rather be sitting on my loveseat. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge though.

    • chismosa™ says:

      I hear you JWIJersey

      I’m not buying electronic. Write to amazon or find the author’s website or the publisher’s site and tell them

      • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

        I have already emailed the author’s website asking if a printed form of the book is coming.
        I suspect the answer will be no if/when I get an answer. We shall see.

        • chismosa™ says:

          You never know you may charm them enough that they may consider sending you and ARC (advanced reading copy) or “galley” is what they are called.
          Don’t know if they’re called that anymore

          Keep us posted !

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

            They are still called “galleys”…I know this b/c Carole Radziwill was just tweeting that her “galleys” went out a few weeks ago…the HWs keep me well informed on all important matters of literacy!! God help me!!!

    • I get free ebooks all the time on Amazon.com and they have something call the Kindle cloud which is an online reader. So I just read the books on my computer. It is very simple and I have a “library” on “the cloud”. nothing to buy, nothing to download and figure out! I just “buy” the book and click on the button that says “send to Kindle cloud”, easy, breezy, Covergirl!

  35. lurker315 says:

    Just a note to NMD-
    Thanks for keeping the blog going. Been reading since just after hub pages days. I remember something about TWOP closing threads about Housewives and Lynn stepping up to the plate.
    You are being true to her legacy.

  36. VV™ says:

    Not sure what to make of this one.

    @Teresa_Giudice: So me and my hairstylist David are talking about cutting my hair short what do you all think? Yes or No ? #hairbydavid @DavidAntunesNJ

    Original Message:

  37. ladebra says:

    I cut all mine off 10 years ago. Will never go back.

  38. Nancy says:

    There is a good show on right now called…The Presidents’ Gatekeepers.
    (aka Chiefs of staff) Military Channel. It repeats later on tonight.

    • toodybird says:

      Thanks. Was wanting to see this.

      Hey to everyone. I’m always late to comment so rarely do so.

  39. Rebecca says:

    Great blog today….

    I still hate Jill Zarin.

  40. Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

    Why do people always say that Karma is a bitch? I think other things are more bitchy-like payback…or revenge-ya know stuff that we control…just my “thoughts for the night”™

  41. Nancy says:

    Speaking of skinny…Abby Lee has lost a lot of weight. 🙂

  42. chismosa™ says:

    Speaking of bitches, this one never looked like she was a G

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/10/real-housewives-of-new-jersey-star-lauren-manzo-confirms-breast-reduction/

    She literally looks like a young version of her father in makeup and a dress. And breasteses

  43. Ladebra says:

    No wonder I like animals more than people.

  44. Nancy says:

    Shirley part 1.

  45. Nancy says:

    chismosa…this has a great ending. Promise! Part 2.

  46. VV™ says:

    Is Portia imitating Lisa at the end of he clip?

    kylerichards18’s video http://instagram.com/p/fwo1FYP9SF/

  47. California35 says:

    Aaww out Lynn 😦 out blog 😦 our old poster and new 😦

    I found the blog when bethenny and Jill were not getting along. I was looking for something that would say they were friends again. Or that there was something more to the fight than what bravo wa showing if they really were fighting for real. I didn’t find anything, but I would look again as Jill was getting worst. I then found this blog. I didn’t comment for a long time, but I read every day. I enjoyed the blogs and the comments and even the trolls. There was so much more also, recipes, poster’s life stories, strong personalities and very smart well spoken posters (what intimidate negron writing). There were some who corrected or others that mocked, we had the sensitive ones and the insensitive. It was a place to find a little of everything. I got the courage to write and shared as other had…medical and work problems and gotten support.

    Great place and we owe Lynn for it… And now NMD and everyone contributing to it.

    As Ross from friends would say “I love you guys” 😦

    • NotSkinnylaineylainey says:

      What a lovely comment, c35!

      • Nancy says:

        I agree. I wish you would post more often Calif35. I miss hearing about
        your dogs and your job. lol

        • California35 says:

          Thanks Nancy!
          I do try to, but kind of late to comment on time.

          My job still with the usual suspects around, I have had a break because new people who don’t drink the coolaid from those usual suspects. There are still moments …

          Any who, my dog on the other hand is still my baby and a joy to come home to 🙂

          • Nancy says:

            Well at least your job sounds like it’s improving. 🙂 Glad to hear that your baby is
            doing well. 🙂

      • California35 says:

        Thank you !

        • Cusi77 says:

          Mi Cali linda! So loved for many! I remember your first posts and immediately love your kind heart, Chiquita!

          Lynn and many others were so kind and have great patience to understand what I meant to say… I owe Lynn so much! The gift to meeting her and love her as much as LEARNING English!!!! Wow! And getting to know all of you is part of her big legacy!

          Great job NMD, my complete gratitude to you!

    • chismosa™ says:

      Hi Cali, very sweet and I think I may have come at your time as well.

      Sad to see Lynn’s face on here tonight 😦

  48. chismosa™ says:

    Big thing on our local news about the FDA FINALLY (😠😡👹👺😈👿) is asking people (idiots) to please not buy jerky treats for their dogs made or distributed from china.
    🙄

    Idiots people idiots.

    I got into a loud talk with many supermarket managers who carry Waggin Tail – that is literally KILLING dogs. This was like 2 years ago!
    So disgusting.

    • SkinnyHound says:

      I don’t let mine eat anything from China.

      • chismosa™ says:

        That’s because you have a brain and ps you have to be careful when it says “distributed” by —– American co.

        That doesn’t tell me where it was manufactured. My vet warned me.

        • SkinnyHound says:

          They have been poisoning kids with toys and pets with ‘treats’ for years. Anymore, I am more inclined to leave made in China on the shelves. Even non edible stuff, If that means I have to do without the latest wizbang gadget, so be it.

      • California35 says:

        I don’t give mine any :-/

        A friend if mine gave up and started making the treats for her dog. She has given me the recipe, but I have not tried. Thin chicken breast, baked at a very very low temperature.

        • chismosa™ says:

          Yes Cali – I know people who cook chicken and rice for their dogs.

          And I’ve heard you can just buy those pepperoni things they sell for HUMAN consumption – the little pieces and give to dogs.
          My next dog – is not getting dog food
          My vet says it’s still very debatable but I should do what I want.

          ——
          MTH you’re right – especially baby things. BPA free stuff, plastic toys – all of it. Crazytown

    • lillybee says:

      For my dog treats, I feed them people pepperoni. They love it.

      • chismosa™ says:

        That’s the right thing.

        I saw this morning they showed the brand that literally was killing dogs years ago and is on the shelves – Waggin Trail/ Tail

        Unbelieeeeeeeeeeeevable

  49. Just Wondering In Jersey says:

    Has anyone heard from/about Design Diva lately? Seems like its been quite a while?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

      I spoke with her on Facebook last week-she was busy with work and not feeling so great-I will send her a message tomorrow and check up on her

    • chismosa™ says:

      I feel like I discussed some Miami stuff with her last week. I may be confusing people ……

      I was wondering about ItsAngieDuh/ she got married right ?
      And I miss Detox 😦
      😪😪

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

        I miss Detox too-so much! I keep emailing her but I haven’t heard a peep from her in month…she has the best family stories ever and she is a great writer. I wish she would come back!!!

  50. Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

    Ok this I dream of NeNe show is just painful to watch…NeNe keeps saying the word “Bridemaids” over and over and if she didn’t scare the crap outta me I would say I want to slap her…WTH is a “Bridemaid”? Anyway-she is very rich…bitch™ So I guess she can say whatever she wants….bloop plonk!!!

    • chismosa™ says:

      Hahahahahahha make sure to ™™ that $hit !!!
      Plonk™ BloopBloop™
      WIG™

      I can’t believe I haven’t been watching it ….. What’s wrong with me®?

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill™ says:

        Don’t worry about not watching-it seriously sucks-the wedding is next week I think. I will watch that and then I’m done with wedding spin offs…they are stupid and I fell dumb b/c I watch…bloop™

        • chismosa™ says:

          Ok good I’ll watch next week

          How many dresses does this bit*h© have? 5?
          I want to see Kim there 🙄

  51. chismosa™ says:

    Paging 📟📟📟Nurse Nancy:

    Do you know who technically – besides a GOOD dentist- deals with bad cases of TMJ? It’s something maxillary – something surgeon?
    I need to find one but I forget what they were called…..

    I mean who does SURGERY on a jaw, if needed? A dentist isn’t going to open up the face down there?
    Thanks …… 😬😬😷

    • Nancy says:

      I would think an ENT (ears, nose and throat) doc would as well as a Maxillary doc.
      My other 1/2 is sleeping so I’ll ask him in the morning. You are falling apart lately.
      What’s up with that?

  52. NotSkinnylaineylainey says:

    No spoiler, but I’m just saying, if you’re gonna annoy someone, make sure it’s not Jax!!!

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