Flipping Out – Southern Charm

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Flipping Out S7E4 ”Back Flipping” by BB

The Employee of the Week gets the money in the swear jar Jeff has started.   Every time Jeff cusses, he has to pay $20.  Zoila says she will never get the money because she isn’t a good employee.  By the end of the week, the swear jar contains $300 (Jeff cussed a lot).  FO S7E4_2Zoila wins it as employee of the week for working so hard at the paint show.  Zoila says she wants to cry and says she is blessed to be working with the family.  Andrew doesn’t seem happy about it.   He did sweat it out in that paint can suit and worked the crowd hard at the show.

Jeff is really frustrated waiting around for all his redesign clients.  His clients in Pacific Palisades have a budget of $600,000.  There is no way Hania can keep changing the floor plan and stay within budget.  Jeff and his staff really don’t like the mini cat doors she wants installed.  She also wants a slide from the top of her garage into the pool.  Jeff and Jenni think she’s kidding when she brings up some of her suggestions.   Jeff is not into tacky, he’s into tasteful.  Hopefully he can reel Hania in.  All the changes in floor plans are delaying this redesign.

Later Hania decides to demo the old pool and install a new one, plus she wants to add an outside fireplace.    Jeff wonders if she’s clueless about what things costs.  Jeff tells her it’s his duty to inform her if she’s going way over budget.  When he tries to talk to her, she tells him she doesn’t want to hear it.

Jeff later meets with Hania’s husband Amir to discuss the budget.  Jeff promises to work with them to keep them within budget, but he only has so much control.  Ultimately Hania and Amir are in control.  Amir tells Hania they need to have a discussion.  Jeff explains to Amir how he keeps tabs of money and Amir tells Jeff he will also be keeping tabs.  Jeff goes to check on the progress at the Pacific Palisades house, which has been demolished.  Hania and Scott the contractor tell Jeff Hania wants to change from Spanish style to Modern style.  Jeff tells her she can’t change the style of the house without asking the homeowner’s association.  Hania tells Jeff she was hoping he would take care of it.  Jeff tells Hania she needs to just tear the house down and start over.  Jeff thinks if he doesn’t get a handle on it, Hania is going to ruin his reputation.  Jeff tells Hania she bought a 1930’s Spanish style house and it is what it is.  Jeff is about to blow a fuse and thought he was on candid camera or being punk’d.

FO S7E4_3This is the weekend of the paint show where Andrew and his sidekick will be dressed in paint cans.  Jenni hopes she doesn’t go into labor during the show.  Her ankles are so swollen, you can’t even tell they are ankles.   Jeff seems disappointed the staff isn’t prepared for the show.  He wants them to know everything about the paint line so they can answer questions accurately.  Jeff thought his booth looked pretty good for not having a big budget like the other vendors.    The two living paint cans go around acting silly and scaring people.   Zoila works hard handing out pamphlets.   Nick, the vice president of Dunn-Edwards shows up and Jeff is nervous about the roaming paint cans.   Nick points out the logo on the pamphlet is not the right color.  Gage goes to look for the paint can guys so Nick can see them.  They come back from taking a break.   When Nick sees them, he approves, not overwhelmingly, and says they are a little funky.  The paint cans were really a hit with all the people at the show.

Jeff is so frustrated with the slow pace his clients are moving on their projects, he decides he wants to get back in to flipping his own properties.  He tells Gage to look for an apartment and asks his sister in law about how much they can get if they sell Gramercy.  He tells Gage to get used to moving once a year because that’s probably what they’ll be doing for the rest of their lives.  Gage loves Gramercy and doesn’t want to move.   He want’s Jeff to concentrate on his paint line and his clients.  Jeff is determined to sell Gramercy.

FO S7E4_1Jeff desperately wants to be involved the current real estate boon.  He drives up to Montecito to look at a beach house for sale.  It needs a lot of work but the houses in that enclave sell for big bucks.  Gage keeps bringing up negative things about the house and Jeff agrees in the end it’s not the bargain he thought it was.  But Jeff is definitely back in the market for flipping.  Hania has frustrated Jeff so badly, Jeff announces that the outdoor kitchen for Gramercy is going to be finished immediately so it can be sold.  He wants to reduce his client list, buy three spec houses, and get back into flipping.  He puts the whole staff on notice about what’s most important, and that’s selling Gramercy.

I enjoyed this episode because it was more about Jeff’s business than all the personality quirks and conflicts between the staff members.

 

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Southern Charm S1E4  “Is She Or Isn’t She”
By HydrangeaHussy

Is Kathryn pregnant? Who’s the daddy? We left off with Kathryn telling Ravenal that she’s now concerned about pregnancy, since they didn’t use any protection. The two leave Jenna’s party & go to a restaurant. Ravenal wants to go to a drugstore & get a pregnancy test. At least he’s taking responsibility for the potential situation. Kathryn, on the other hand, doesn’t want to know tonight. She just wants to drink & hang out with Ravenal. I’m not saying that it’s not scary & that she doesn’t have cause for concern, but I think she just likes the drama & attention. She’s pissed that Ravenal didn’t call her for a month, but says that all she & Shep had was a fling. Umm, isn’t that what you & Ravenal had?

SC E1S4_5After a make-out session, Ravenal goes in to get a pregnancy test & they go to his house to take it. Again, no true, aristocratic southern girl would put all of this on TV. The test has an error so they decide to see a doctor. It’s nice to see Ravenal step up & tell Kathryn that he would care for the child, but I’m still not convinced of her motives.

Chuck Bass & Patricia are going to a benefit for the Gibbes Museum. Patricia wants to sign him up for a board, but he doesn’t seem interested. Patricia’s background is in art (double master’s) & she helps private collectors gather works. I love this lady more every episode! The museum has raised $7.1 million, which is pretty impressive.   Patricia says that she didn’t send Whitney to Oxford & the Sorbonne so that he could bus tables. She’s still anti-restaurant, but Whitney is dead-set on it. She would prefer him to a film-maker or something else in the arts. Whitney thinks that he can bring a different, more rock & roll culture to Charleston with his restaurant. Patricia points out that Charleston may not be ready for that.

Kathryn has spent another night at Ravenal’s. In the light of day, she seems more responsible. She wants to go home & shower before going to the doctor. Ravenal offers to go with her & then walks down to Shep’s house. He wakes Shep up with the news that Kathryn might be pregnant. SC S1E4_1Ravenal thinks that Shep could be the father. She hasn’t discussed this with Shep yet, but they used protection so he probably isn’t the father. Still, Ravenal wants a pregnancy test if Kathryn is pregnant.

Kathryn arrives at Lewisfield Plantation (in Moncks Corner, SC, which is about 45 min north of Charleston) in the same dress she had on last night. Classy. She knocks on the door, so this obviously isn’t her house. We learn that it’s her grandmother’s home.   She tells her grandmother that she & Thomas Ravenal (from a big-name family) kind of like each other & had a fling. That seems to be a very optimistic interpretation of what actually happened. She really likes him. She tells her grandmother that she’s going to the doctor to get a final answer on pregnancy. Her grandmother tells her that she has to accept it if she is & that she’ll have to change her life.

Shep needs a tux, but wants an outrageous one. How does he not have a tux yet? Cameran is there to steer him in the right direction. She advises him that JD would not be happy if Shep wore a colored tux to his Carolina Day party. She likes the classic black pants & white jacket. She’s also never heard of Carolina Day. Doing my due diligence, I googled it & learned that Carolina Day celebrates the American victory over the British at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. Shep has no lack of self-confidence. He tells Cameran that he can get any woman. Umm, not this one! Shep then tells Cameran about the pregnancy scare. Way to spread gossip like a schoolgirl Shep. Cameran is repulsed by the idea of sleeping with a 50-year-old. Shep thinks its tawdry, which is ironic coming from him.

SC S1E4_2Jenna is putting away dishes when Chuck Bass arrives. He wants to apologize for his assistant’s behavior. Last episode Brandi questioned where Jenna’s money came from. Whitney lets Jenna know that “word on the street” is that she suddenly has lots of money. She says that she everyone wants to better themselves, why shouldn’t she enjoy having nice things. Ultimately he doesn’t care who pays her rent, but he doesn’t want her to be gossiped about. Then the word gold-digger comes out, just what I’ve been waiting for! Jenna finally mentions her rich boyfriend, but says that it’s not about the money & that she could have married him years ago. Lou lives in NY & he’s very successful. She’s 28 & he’s 55. I agree with Jenna that there’s a double-standard – men are encouraged to date young women while women are gold-diggers if they date older men. She says that she’ll say yes when he proposed. In a later clip, she mentions that Charleston men just aren’t worldly enough for her.

SC S1E4_3Shep is beginning to realize that his decisions (doing whatever he wants) may not be the best idea. He could see himself with MJ & he may have jeopardized that. They meet for coffee. Well, he orders wine, then she orders coffee, so he switches to coffee. She is going to teach yoga so she doesn’t want wine. He tells her that he likes her hair when it’s natural & curly. Way to lay on the charm. He then wants to make concrete plans to hang out. She says that her social calendar is full. Poor guy! He is upset that MJ is never available & worries that she’s heard about his reputation. I think he’s just used to getting everything he wants.

Ravenal is at Whitney’s, spreading the word of Kathryn’s scare. Ravenal seems skeptical. He points out that Ravenal seems to court trouble & is a little self-destructive. He advises Ravenal to let Kathryn go on her way if she isn’t pregnant. Dating young girls isn’t good for Ravenal’s image, but he’s never considered how it could affect his political aspirations.

Jenna & Cameran are discussing clothes for the Carolina Day party. Everything Jenna pulls out of her closet is black & edgy. Cameran spreads the gossip – Kathryn might be pregnant with Ravenal’s baby. Jenna didn’t realize that the two were hooking up. They think that it’s fake & that Kathryn is trying to trap Ravenal for his money & name.

Shep feels like he dodged a bullet & wants to now make some changes. He invites Craig over to hit golf balls. He doesn’t want to bring up Kathryn because he’s ok with Craig again. They discuss MJ, who is a total catch. Craig tells him that MJ has a long-term boyfriend from Ohio. He saw the two of them at lunch, so they are still together. Shep is confused that he could lose to someone from Ohio. Craig points out that most girls would choose someone with a job & ambition. Craig gets a little enjoyment out of checking Shep’s ego. I love it! Shep is 33? What?!? He acts like he’s 16!

SC S1E4_4Off to the doctor! We learn that Kathryn’s grandmother married an older politician at age 21. Looks like Kathryn wants to follow in her footsteps. Kathryn tells him that she will still be interested in him, even if she isn’t present. The doctor comes in & tells her that she isn’t pregnant. They are both relieved! The two go for drinks to celebrate. Ravenal feels like they’ve become closer through this ordeal. He finds her vulnerable & wants to take care of her. He’s 29 years older, but she has an old soul. She tells him that her family doesn’t judge him for his past. Ravenal admits that he didn’t give her a chance before, but that he has now opened up to her. He invites her to Carolina Day as his girlfriend. Could be true love!

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Happy Birthday Boobah

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302 Responses to Flipping Out – Southern Charm

  1. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    Happy Birthday Boobah! 🙂

  2. ladebra says:

    Thank you so much BB and HH for the blogs. I’d like to see Jeff go back to flipping – we get to see his design and his business, not so much with his clients. Totally agree BB, I enjoyed this episode, and now that you mention it, that’s probably because it was more about his business.

    Oh HH, I just don’t know what to make of Southern Charm. I shake my head a lot… and I wonder if Kathryn is acting a part, and method acting being a drunk slut, or if she is one in real life, and then there is TRav – he can’t be serious about going back into politics can he? It’s like a train wreck wrapped in a car wreck with a southern accent.

    Happy Friday!!

    • Powell says:

      Ladebra I like SC but haven’t “really” watched it. I need to see a marathon of them to really get a feel of the cast.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Without make up Kathryn looks like she is 14. I say the same thing about TRav. You do a bravo reality show and think you are going to go back into politics???

      My favorite character is Whitney’s mom. I also like Cameran. As for the others, not so much.

      I watch it to see Charleston. The funniest thing hubby is watching with me; his first Bravo show!! Originally, he just wanted to watch to see the area and restaurants we had gone to. We watched last night and he said to me, I hate to admit it but I’m into watching the show!! The people, NOT just the area!!

      I laughed out loud, and said now you see what the lure of a Bravo show is. So next time I’m screaming at the tv with the HW’s driving me crazy, maybe you can understand a little better!!!!!

  3. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Happy T G I F!!! It’s so cloudy this morn. I hope the sun comes out and we have a bright sunny weekend. Have a great day, don’t work to hard and be good. 🙂

  4. Orson says:

    Does anyone else think Jeff Lewis is a lot like Sheldon Cooper?

    • ladebra says:

      As in Asperger maybe? As in egocentric, socially awkward, self-absorbed? Yea 🙂

      • Orson says:

        I didn’t mean JL was on the spectrum, but the other stuff. And probably some OCD mixed in too. Though, don’t all perfectionists, to some degree, have OCD?

        The official word from TBBT is that Sheldon does not have Asperger’s. In interviews, Jim Parsons will say that and then say he plays Sheldon as if he is on the spectrum. Sheldon certainly has OCD.

        • mrs peabody says:

          knock, knock, knock, Penny. knock, knock, knock, Penny. knock, knock, knock, Penny. I love Sheldon but I just wish he’d give Amy what she needs.

          • Powell says:

            YES! I would he’d be a real BF. The way he acts w/her it’s like she’s another friend.

        • Powell says:

          Orson I totally think he’s OCD. I don’t know how he’s going to do as a dad cuz he’s like a child w/no attention span at times.

        • shamrockblonde says:

          oh my gosh! sosososo much!! – maybe we can get Jeff Lewis to guest star on TBBT…now that would be interesting!

          • Orson says:

            JL vs Sheldon? I can so see Jenni, Zoila, Leonard, Penny, and Howard snarking away. Oh, and the Penny, Bernie, Amy, Jenni, Zoila gab fest?

  5. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    “They are all so mean and bitchy…” “I had to bring back up”…what the hell was Giggy gonna do? Eat a housewife?? Oh Lisa…
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/lady-gagas-guy-lisa-vanderpump-691483?mobile_redirect=false

    • VV™ says:

      HAAA HAAAAAA HAAAA

      It’s a joke get it Jill!? You’re looking for tits on an ant…..

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        VV-I just love how you always know what Lisa is trying to convey-but to be clear-I ain’t looking for tits on anything.
        What’s the joke? They are all mean and bitchy or she must have Giggy with her for back up? Either way-she’s a Diva…and she has no reason to be! She’s a housewife on BRAVO!! If she’s a diva-they are all diva’s…even Melissa Gorga!!

        • Powell says:

          Mmmmm. I’ve got a crooked look on my face at that one JNNTJ. I don’t think they’re all divas. Lisa, Kyle, Kim, Yo yes. The rest no. On NJ I don’t consider any of them divas. They’re all just nuts. 🙂

        • VV™ says:

          Do you actually think Giggy is gonna go all commando on the other girls? Really, seriously?!

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Yeah I REALLY believe that…seriously!
            (Lisa isn’t the only person in the world who knows how to JOKE!!-didn’t you notice me being sarcastic from the start????$
            I just thought it was funny that she listed her “demands” for GaGa….that’s all!!

    • ladebra says:

      Pets/dogs bring a lot of calming, comfort. It’s a pet thing.
      https://twitter.com/fascinatingpics/status/449546243011010560

    • Lisa, did you get on with the other women?

      Vanderpump: I had to, really. One wasn’t there, and that was Brandi Glanville. So that was a bonus. You can quote me on that.

  6. Powell says:

    Watching Wendy Williams. She is too funny. On the Ask Wendy segment a mom in the audience said her 13yr old son locks his bedroom door and she doesn’t like it. What should she do. Wendy said put crazy glue in the lock and the door won’t lock. Then she said in her house she doesn’t like locked BR doors either. She and her husband don’t lock their BR door. They do close them but not lock them. And they are all experts at clearing their throats when approaching each other’s doors. She told the mom clear your throat and walk hard. She said that’s what she does to her son and he’ll yell ” not now mom”. And he’ll do the same when going to Wendy and her husband’s door, otherwise her son may be surprised at some “thangs” going on. If you can imagine Wendy saying this you will crack up. 😀

    • shamrockblonde says:

      our bedroom has a lock on it, but my daughters never did and the twins do not have one on their room either – neither does my daughter – we always knock before entering and would never just walk in –

    • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

      “What should she do. ”

      How did Wendy not say, “take the lock out of the door, you stupid dumbass.”

  7. Mene Seela says:

    Hey TT thanks for FO blog! Did you laugh at the paint cans as much as I did?
    They were sitting on the floor at the Home Show then jumping up at people to scare them! Then they were running around the crowd screaming “Jeff Lewis is a TERRIBLE boss!”. How about when those women said “oh look at the cute paint cans” and then Paint Can Andrew said “Not as nice as YOUR cans!”

    Andrew is an ass but he is very funny.

    I loved this episode.

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Hi Mene, I enjoyed the episode too, but BB wrote Flipping Out.
      You’re seeing my name, because I’m responsible for the technical aspect that gets the blog published for all to see.

    • Powell says:

      I didn’t watch yet. Andrew said that? IDK what’s wrong w/Jeff. He knows how much that paint company exec freaks out. I don’t know how long his contract is but I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t get renewed cuz you’re right. Jeff is a terrible rboss.

      • Mene Seela says:

        Powelly …. The Paint Cans were screaming “Jeff Lewis is a terrible boss!”. Lol.
        We can’t take HR issues and pissed off Dunn Edward executives seriously. Everyone knows the nature of this show and how Jeff runs his office. It’s for drama conflict … Dunn Edwards is perfectly happy.

  8. California35 says:

    TGIF 🙂

    Thank you so much BB and HH for the blogs.

    Happy B-Day Boobah! 🙂

    I enjoy Southern Sharm, I am not excited to watch or even watch it on the same night, but i enjoy it. So far not annoying like the RH’s.

  9. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    On the E! channel tonight:

  10. HuskerHuny says:

    Happy Friday! March is almost over and hopefully that means winter as well. Right?

  11. Powell says:

    Do y’all think Ravenel will actually get back into politics?

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Hard to say…I’m just trying to figure which is the worse crime, in the voters eyes; a cocaine distribution charge OR being on a Bravo reality show.

  12. shamrockblonde says:

    *hugs boobah really hard* Happy Birthday Boobah!! – hope all your wishes come true!

    *sets down a carvel ice cream cake* *hugs boobah really hard again just cuz*

    thank you for the blogs! – Flipping out is one show my husband watches and he liked this one – Southern Charm not so much – I don’t mind this show – no brawling in the street, screaming at a restaurant, hair pulling, falling down drunken women and irate men – so far – so good!

    • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

      🙂

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Powelly, yes, I saw earlier where reebzy nominated me for cupcake cook!!!!! LOL! Thanks REEBS. POWELL, Thanks for the recipes! I’m having peeps over next weekend for dominoes, I’ll try these cupcakes for something different.

      • Powell says:

        Good. I’m glad I posted them. I have so many recipes on my pinterest page and haven’t tried one. You have to tell us how they come out cuz they sure look like they’re good. 🙂

  13. Happy Birthday Boobah!!!!!

  14. HuskerHuny says:

    Has Porsha been fired or not? Some rumors flying out there about she and Kenya putting hands on each other at the reunion taping yesterday. Says Porsha was fired on the spot.

    • mrs peabody says:

      Heard about the fight but not any firing.

    • Powell says:

      Oh gosh. What’s wrong w/these ladies? Most of the season those two got along. In Mexico Kenya wasn’t buying Porsha’s Kordell story and Porsha didn’t appreciate it so that’s the only thing I can see them having a shouting match at the reunion, but touching one another in a violent manner makes no sense. It’s not that serious. Real marriage, fake marriage, marriage of convenience, marriage for money, whatever. Kenya doesn’t have any experience at marriage so up to a point she needs to leave Porsha and Phadera alone about their marriages. Kenya just loves stirring it up.

    • Orson says:

      Any hopes of them showing Porsha beating the crap out of Kenya when they broadcast? I really don’t like Kenya.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        There are hopes. There is hope. Hope springs eternal.

      • Mene Seela says:

        Me too!!! I’m surprised it was Porsche beating up Kenya not the other way around.

        One tabloid claimed Kenya brought a bunch of sex toys to goad Porshe the beard. Guess it worked! Goaded!

        • chismosa™ says:

          Kenya can SPEAK her points in English. Porsha has the verbal capacity of a teenager or tween.

          Kenya doesn’t NEED TO GET UP

    • LaineyLainey says:

      This is the first I’ve heard of firings. If only Porsha was fired on the spot, it could be that it was only Porsha putting her hands on Kenya and not the other way around. Just speculating as usual. ☺️

  15. Boobah says:

    Hi Everyone!!!! Thank you all so much for the warm birthday wishes!!! It really means a lot to me!! I miss you guys so much!! I’ve been watching NY but I could not deal with BH.

    So, today I turn the big 4-0!! I’d like to know when I’m going to feel like a grown-up?!?!?!

    AND…as a gift to myself…I quit smoking!!!! Today is my first day as a non-smoker!!! It’s not easy, but I know I can do it!

    • HuskerHuny says:

      That’s absolutely the very best present you can give yourself. I’m proud of you big time. Keep those carrot and celery sticks close by. Again, happy birthday to you Miss Boobah!

    • Powell says:

      Well Boobah I think you did “grow up”. You gave yourself the best birthday gift. That’s great. Congrats!! You should really be proud. 🙂

      • Boobah says:

        Thank you, Powell. I am looking forward to getting past the cravings. But I will stay strong!

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      I know you can do it too!!! Now don’t grow up too much or you might not be able to relate to us, lol 😉

    • shamrockblonde says:

      Excellent!!!! – you are right – it is hard – but – if you do it for you – not anyone else – you can do it – I am very proud of you Ms. Boobah!! I haven’t smoked in almost 8 years now – it may start out hard, but it does get easier and remember – we are all right here with you – *hugs boobah really hard* soso proud of you!

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Good your you, too! shamrock!

      • Boobah says:

        Thanks for that – I definitely need to be reminded that it gets easier. CONGRATS ON 8 YEARS!!! Wow!! I can’t even imagine how good you must feel!!

    • California35 says:

      I was sick of BH also, luckily we have this place where i can read what happens instead of watching it.
      Im into NY 🙂 so far.

      Congrats on making it yo 4-0!!!! And on making that decision. You can do it!!
      🙂

      Enjoy yout day 🙂

      • Powell says:

        Cali I think every last one of us were sick of BH this season. It was the most ridiculous HW season. To me if that’s the best they had then they should have just skipped the season. It was awful.

    • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

      Husker I was 44 when I bought my house. That is the day I felt like a grown up 🙂

      Congratulations on quitting. I did it 4 years and 8 months ago. Unfortunately after being diagnosed with COPD but at least I quit. There are times when it gets difficult but that is when your will power has to take over. Don’t give up.

      • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

        Sorry. This is meant for Boobah.

        • Boobah says:

          I bet I will feel more adult-like when we buy a house. Thank you and congrats to you for quitting 4yrs, 8mo ago. I’ve know people that were diagnosed with lung cancer and still couldn’t quit – so GOOD for YOU!! I am sorry to hear about your COPD – I hope it’s doesn’t impair your life too much.

          • just wondering in Jersey says:

            Moving and breathing are kind of mutually exclusive these days but it could be worse. I’m hoping that quitting will slow down the progression of the condition.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        4yrs and 8 mis, good for you, JWIJ.

      • Powell says:

        I’m sorry for the illness but it’s great you stopped smoking. Congrats to you for staying the course.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Congrats on stopping smoking!!! I would love to be 40 again! Enjoy your wonderful youth!

      • mrs peabody says:

        I loved being 40, in fact I loved it so much I’ve been 40 for 22 years now. I don’t plan on aging any more.

        • Boobah says:

          LOLOLOL!!!!! This makes me feel great!!! Thank you mrs Peabody – lets be 40 for the rest of our lives together!!!

      • Boobah says:

        Omg! I love this post! Thank you!!! I will enjoy it!! (((LL))))

    • Plymouth Lighthouse says:

      Happy Birthday Boobah! Congrats on quitting. That IS the best gift you could ever give yourself! I have been free since 9/17/07. whyquit.com really helped me when I was first going through my quit. I hope you have a great day!! xoxo

      • Powell says:

        Congrats Plymouth Lighthouse. That’s a great achievement.

      • Boobah says:

        PL – -I haven’t ‘seen’ you in forever!! Nice to hear from you!!! Thank you so much! I like how you used the word FREE – because that’s what I can’t wait to feel. Right now I’m trying to stay focused and strong. Thanks for the website link! CONGRATS on your 7 year freedom.

    • mrs peabody says:

      Happy birthday

    • chismosa™ says:

      Congrats on the big 40, which is the new 30!
      (Or 25)….

      That is amazing that you did that. GOOD for you. Major applause 🎊👏👏

      Hope you’re doing something totally fun! And your birthday’a on a Friday 🙂

      • sparklemuffy says:

        yay Boobah– yay JWIJ– 14 years for me– back-up plan, 2nd back-up plan–whatever it takes–pray–

        • Boobah says:

          14 years!?!? WOW – Congrats, sparklemuffy! Its about 1030ish here – and this is a hard time – I usually smoked more before going to bed. I hate this edgy feeling.

          • just wondering in Jersey says:

            I used the nicotine patches and when that program was done I used mint life savers when I got the urge. They actually helped lol.

            • Boobah says:

              Thanks – I will try this. I really like the idea of the mint life savers. Last night I drank a lot of chamomile tea and finally went to bed.

      • Boobah says:

        Thanks Chis! I did have a fun evening!!! I love that – 40 is the new 30 – TRUE!!!!

  16. HuskerHuny says:

    Just saw a new picture of my soon to be granddaughter. My daughter will be induced about 10 days earlier than they thought. There are some concerns about gestational diabetes. So on April 10 or 11, I will be a grandmama to little Tesla. This is getting all too real for me and for the first time, my daughter’s voice sounded a bit . . . tense. I told her that she and her sister came 19 days early, so this is payback big time. Now I can go out and buy those My 1st Easter bunnies and duckies. Excuse me, it’s time for me to go to the bathroom and cry!

    • ladebra says:

      Ahh, ((HuskerHuny!)) That is so wonderful that you are going to be a Grandmother! They grow up so fast, right?

    • Powell says:

      I hope your daughter and granddaughter will be ok. That’s great that you’ll meet Tesla very soon. You let us know exactly when she goes in so we can do the delivery count down. We had so much fun doing it for Lulu.

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      So much excitement, HuskerHuny! 🙂

    • shamrockblonde says:

      *hugs Husker Hunny really hard* – so many emotions – you see your little angel having her own little angel – its a lot – she is very blessed to have you to talk to – deep breaths and get ready for an amazing amount of sheer joy –

    • Orson says:

      My cousin had gestational diabetes. In her birthing bag, she had a package of double stuffed oreos. As soon as that baby was out of there, she started to up for lost time. Yeah, she’s a chocoholic. She got it from her mother’s side of the family.

      • PJ says:

        I hope they warned her that if she had gestational diabetes she will become a full blown diabetic. So it’s best to follow the diabetic diet now and put that off as long as possible.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      According to the ultrasound taken this afternoon, the baby is at 7 pounds. Holy cow – imagine if she waits until the 20th?

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Oh gosh, I would cry, too, Husker Hunny! I feel like it was just yesterday you announced the pregnancy! Slow down, time!

    • mariareads says:

      Oh, HuskerHuny, I just know it will all be OK! I know about the getting real part. Once you see your beautiful daughter’s baby you will be over the moon. It is so emotional. Our son and his wife are having our first grandchild. Not quite the same as we have to jockey for position with the inlaws. ~ You are going to have such a wonderful time and so many good times ahead.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Aww so sweet Husker. Don’t worry about GD. it’s becoming so common and also I know many times doctors are shifty with the numbers. Some doctor may firmly say yes, some – no

      She’ll be fine, please enjoy the time ! 💜 ❤

    • Boobah says:

      Omg – Congrats HH!!! I’m so thrilled for you! Such an excellent life moment!

  17. VV™ says:

    I don’t know I always thought Camille full hands on on this take Lisa down S2. Adrienne was dumb enough to take the lead…..

    • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

      If she did I don’t think the connection was Cedric. I think the real connection was that Leann’s husband’s ex-wife knew that Eddie’s former mistress worked for Lisa.

      • VV™ says:

        S2 Reunion when Adrienne accused Lisa of selling stories, Adrienne looked towards Camille and the Audience. Camille’s very savy and said something like yes I heard that too and then dismissed it saying she didn’t think it was true. Adrienne’s face was that of surprised. She knew right then she was all alone.

    • Powell says:

      I never thought Camille was involved. Adrienne definitely cuz she and Jackpot didn’t get the love Lisa and the Gigster did. Adrienne wanted that so badly.
      Refresh my memory about Taylor admits the whole selling story?

    • LaineyLainey says:

      She graveled her way right off the show!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Brandi said Adrienne tried to “recruit” her in the “take down” before the reunion even aired.

    • PJ says:

      Brandi already talked about this at the reunion that season, this is nothing new. Adrienne did not admit it though.

      • VV™ says:

        Who’s claiming this is something knew?

        • VV™ says:

          knew=new

        • PJ says:

          I was responding to the tweet which makes it appear as if this is new by the way it’s worded “Brandi admitted” when anyone who actually watches the show knows Brandi has said this all along and she warned Lisa before the reunion. Of course The Pink Queen does not acknowledge that in her response tweet.

  18. Cityside says:

    Has anyone heard from boston?

    City

    • Powell says:

      I didn’t see a post from her by yesterday early evening. I’ll tweet her to check-in w/us.

  19. Orson says:

    Why someone here probably doesn’t have a dog:

  20. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

  21. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    • Powell says:

      OMG Kenya wore that dress on WWHL? Her boobs are too big and hang to low for all that going on w/that dress. Ughh. That’s not attractive at all.

  22. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    • Powell says:

      I don’t know if they were fighting or not but does Kenya think we forgot NeNe had to hold her back from putting her hands on Porsha last season? So she shouldn’t act like that would be something so foreign for her to do.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Do you mean when she unveiled the twirl?

        • Powell says:

          Yes. When the twirl was unveiled.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Haha! I never got the feeling she was going to get physical that night. Just louder and louder. But who knows what her intent was, but the point is she did not put her hands on anyone. I do vaguely remember Nene on Kenya, now that you mention it.

    • chismosa™ says:

      AMEN!
      The stupid girl started the physical because she can’t speak and the stupid girl is the one who said what SHE SAID IN PR ABOUT KORDELL.
      Kenya responded – but it was SAID by St.

      Why do they blame Kenya??? The STUPID one said what her “situation” was like and you’d only have to be really STUPID to not get it.

      Idiot!

      LOVE Kenya. Hope she pulled whatever weave or wig the STUPID had on.
      💥

      • Powell says:

        Her reasons or statement she was trying to make may be stupid but Kenya could have an opinion and not go overboard to start something. Most of the other ladies didn’t get it either but didn’t say anything to start something. We saw Cynthia say in her TH it didn’t make sense to her. People forget that sometimes you just need to not say some things even if you think it. Kenya is a stirrer upper. I don’t like her.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          The show would be less interesting without Kenya, IMO.

        • chismosa™ says:

          Wait you’re saying nobody else at the table understood it as Kenya stated it?

          I think Cynthia was trying to be diplomatic on the TH. I don’t think she’s that naive.

          I still like the drama Kenya brings and many seem to have turned to her side vs nene of late, on twitter & other blogs.
          I was a die-hard nene lover !

          I don’t care how inflammatory something is– criticize my family, my — whoever — I’m not laying hands.
          Porsha is trash and ratchet and belongs on VH1 now I guess.

          ((Yes nene was rough earlier on too with Kim z, not denying that ))

  23. BOO!!! Happy Birthday! And you’re quitting smoking – the best gift you can give yourself. 🙂

  24. Powell says:

    LOL I’m watching TMZ. They have a pic of GG & Joanna Krupa where they had dinner together. Harvey says, “Sighhhhh. What do they talk about at the table? It’s mindlessly chatter. How can you be around mindless chatter.” Some of his staff were acting like they were GG & Joanna in a conversation and all they said was, “Your pretty, no your pretty. Let’s take a self.” So funny. I think they probably actually had that conversation. 🙂

  25. BB says:

    To add to the quitting smoking talk, it’s been 17.5 years since I quit.

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Four years for me.

      • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

        Fifteen years but I was a habitual smoker, not addicted.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Great job to both of you!!! I tried to start smoking when I was in high school, turned green, ran out the house to vomit, ran back in and tried to act normal…but I had a horrible headache combined with nausea and had to go to bed. I was trying to be cool like my little sister and our cousins (all younger than I). We all still laugh about that.

        • chismosa™ says:

          Lainey I tried too!!!!! In the backyard I still know the spot, with my friend. !!!!!
          Couldn’t do it. I was trying to be cool. Like when I “tried” to like Indian food…. 😋

          I love love love clover cigarettes smell and used to faux-smoke them all the time. The smell I loved

      • Boobah says:

        Awesome! I cannot wait to start counting years!!

    • Powell says:

      That’s great you all stopped smoking. You all have to be proud of yourselves. Congrats. 🙂

    • Boobah says:

      Wow, congrats!! that’s very encouraging. Thanks BB.

  26. mariareads says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Boobah! I hope the year ahead is wonderful! We share a birthday!

  27. Powell says:

    I’m just reading SC. If Ravenal and Kathryn do/are in a relationship and it leads to marriage I hope Kathryn is smarter than Sonja Morgan was cuz I suspect Ravenel’s father would do everything in his power to not let his son’s wife treat them like a piggy bank if they got divorced.

    • California35 says:

      Good point!
      But i don’t really see them together. Who knows, i guess. He is 50 but he is doig the same things the 30 year old 😛

      • California35 says:

        Oh! And may i saw the Chuck’s mom, Patricia, nice looking. Her skin looks very well reserved and her hair. Drinking alcohol and sweet tea are not affecting her 🙂 also, nice to see a lady on a tv show where she is not trying to be sexy or provocative – cough cough SonJa and others.

      • Powell says:

        Well he can’t marry a 50 yr old and have a biological child that his family wants him to do. 🙂

    • T-Rex says:

      Oh there would be a DEFINITE pre-nup involved. I think I pointed out that my cousin’s friend lives in Charleston and is an attorney and he said that pre-nups are attached to almost every marriage license, especially in families with money. Back in the day, before Pre-nups so many families lost money to the “gold diggers” that they have embraced pre-nups almost as much as they do happy hours!

  28. Powell says:

    Final season of Mad Men begins April 13th.

    • California35 says:

      I know 😦 🙂 wait! I don’t know what face to use 😛
      I love the show and i am excited its coming back, sad its the last season.

      • Powell says:

        LOL I think all the faces are appropriate. Yeah. The producer said two yrs ago he was bringing it to an end in a few more seasons. I can’t imagine what Don and Roger’s life’s are going to turn out to be and also Betty’s. I can see Peggy being the President of Price, Cooper.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Yeah but official end is 2015. They’re splitting the season in 2.
      Can’t wait

  29. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    Where are the cupcakes?!

    • Powell says:

      Hahaha. Rebecca see what you done started? 🙂

    • chismosa™ says:

      When were these cupcakes mentioned ? Today’s blog? I know Lainey is supposed to make them …

      • chismosa™ says:

        Oh I think I see it – Reebs just said it with the happy birthday -////scratch this

    • You’ve Got Mail.

    • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

      Wow Lainey’s really slacking. She did take the housewives quiz and it turns out she’s Kyle.

      I have two bottles of vouvray in the fridge if anyone needs a glass.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        I. Am. legend. I. Am. Kyle.

        I’ve said before she reminds me of me. She’s a grudgy little thing.

        Ok, Re the cupcakes,…I was at work when I found out I was the designated baker. They are ready now fresh out of the oven, sitting on the window sill…just come by and grab one. Don’t ring the doorbell. Don’t knock. Just keep moving,..it’s late.

  30. Pghemtchick says:

    What’s a birthday without a song?!? (Thank you Pintrest)
    So grab your phone Boobah!

    112163,
    112196,
    11#9632
    969363!!!
    Happy Birthday!

    • Boobah says:

      LOVE this!!! Thank you! I totally just did it on my phone. I was giggling all the way through!

  31. chismosa™ says:

    Are there 2 men obsessed with that elf-like looking (natural?)redhead on SC??
    I am going to catch up. She looks like she’s 18…. The men especially the government/ legal guy- look soooo much older

  32. chismosa™ says:

    I knew it. In NY? Following her life around?
    Stassi in the City

    Reward fighting and being a BIT£H!

    (Not confined just hearsay)

    • chismosa™ says:

      Confined === confirmed

    • VV™ says:

      Remember I told you Andy was very nice to Stassi… His body language when she was in WWHL recently. He was all smiley…He likes her…

      • chismosa™ says:

        He’s not nice to Teresa or Kenya or Brandi but keeps them employed. Along with Teresa’s physical altercationS inexplicably

        I knew Stassi was angling

  33. chismosa™ says:

    Ok it’s conformed that criss angel will be at our greek Independence Day parade Sunday so…..he’s in manhattan >> was rumored to be on C Apprentice>>> good I think he’s on it.

    I really hope it’s not men vs women. Lame.com

    That picture of Kenya at the golfing thing had her golfing next to the Jonas bro.
    So maybe it’s not M vs W. but Brandi and Kate G got lucky and are on the same team !???

    Haha 🙊

  34. VV™ says:

    Jill tell us about your hubby last night ( the dinner ).

    • chismosa™ says:

      Yes please Jill I want to know —-

      also there’s an op ed in the paper today about GOOPy and marriage & I’m looking in the paper for the op ed about the motherhood/kids

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Well he came home with a giant plaque and a medal from the Honor Legion-(Maggie was beside herself this morning when she saw it and wanted to bring it to school but decided to wait till Monday)-Kevin said there weren’t a lot of other wives there but I don’t believe him-he also said there weren’t any young kids there and for some reason I believe that?!?! He was happy he didn’t have to make a speech!! He had about 10 of his firehouse “brothers” with him so of course they had a great time-I’m still mad that I didn’t go but so proud that he was inducted-he is still acting like it’s no big whoop and wishes I would just shut up about already (even though he wouldn’t say that!!) tomorrow afternoon my whole family is getting together for my step mothers 70 birthday and I will show off his medal and plaque b/c he would never tell anyone but too bad for him-it’s a BIG DEAL!!(Maggie will probably beg to wear the medal around her neck all day!!)
        This morning when he woke up for work Annabelle was already awake and have coffee(she’s almost 14 and suddenly loves coffee in the morning) anyway I heard her telling him that she wished we were all with him when he got his plaque and all and of course he said it wasn’t that big of a deal..she did her teenage eye roll and said…
        “Really Dad”!!!
        The moral of the story-when in doubt-buy a new dress and go to the damn dinner!!!

        • chismosa™ says:

          Awwwww… Beautiful !!!

          So wonderful for him and what a great guy ! To be humble and just not want to get you all upset.

          So glad you’ll show it off at the party tomorrow – GOOD!
          How amazing. Thank you for all his bravery, always 💜💜
          Have a few 🍻🍻🍻and toast to him!

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Well now he knows how you feel. And Annabelle, too! Next time, mister…bring your lovely ladies. Have fun at the bday party and showing everybody his plaque and medal.

        • VV™ says:

          You must be so proud.
          Behind every succesful man there is a strong woman. Congratulations, what an honor. You can celebrate with the entire family at your step mother’s birthday party.

  35. chismosa™ says:

    WHERE IS PINDYs BH THEORY?????

    🕤🕦🕣🕚🕔….. Tick tock…..⌛️⏳

  36. VV™ says:

    While LeAnn says they are going camping.

    Brandi says they are heading to NY.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Well the kids could have been asleep with Leann above at that time, then flying to ny before the time later that Brandi will then see them.

      I don’t know what she means by camping – maybe after the kids return ?

      “Tomorrow it’s going “

    • Pghemtchick says:

      Hmmm. So which one is telling the truth…

  37. chismosa™ says:

    They wore black in the video ? I thought it was all pink?

  38. California35 says:

    Powell,
    The lady i was talking about is the one you are saying. In appearance she is pretty, elegant and well groomed/taken care of. Even when she is drinking and carrying her drinks 🙂 i guess i am mentioning her because she is what i would have thought BH and NY would be.

    About Mad Men — i agree. Its ok to feel happy and sad about it 😛
    So it will be a two part last season? Like Breaking Bad and Sec and the City. They kill us with that idea lol

  39. boston02127 says:

    Good morning, Powell, TY for the concern (tweet). My fiancé and his father are both physically okay. It’s been such a busy and sad week for everyone. There’s been memorials all week and so many tears.
    I’m on my way to work with the food end of things today, there are so many donations, yesterday they had to ask people to stop donating. Food has to be separated & wrapped and brought to shelters. There is more food than you can imagine. The public has been so gracious.

    I’ll check in later today when I get home. I hope everyone is well.

    • trudie says:

      Boston, blessings to you, your fiance, future FIL, and all the firefighters and volunteers.

  40. boston02127 says:

    I just got done with my coffee & reading the past blogs. Thank all of you for the kind hearted concerns.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Boston-thinking of you and yours. God bless as you and your fiancé as you go through this. My heart is with you and your BFD family.

    • Boobah says:

      My thoughts and prayers have been with you, Boston.

  41. VV™ says:

  42. Veena (NMD) says:

    Good bye Gran Canaria – Hello Barcelona

    http://wp.me/p4kxEH-4F

  43. Pghemtchick says:

    I can’t remember if I posted the Pittsburgh bald eagle cam link over here, but will do at the end of this.
    Baby#1 hatched yesterday. Luckily, I woke up in time to watch Dad bring back a fish this morning. I never knew they co-parented so well. Always assumed Mom fed the baby and Dad built the nest. I was wrong! Here’s a screenshot from both parents feeding Baby#1.

  44. Jan (TexasTart) says:

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