The Real Housewives of New York City – Go Yell It at the Mountain / Ladies of London – Mad as a Hatter

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By Empressofaiken

Morning at the Antler Cabin is starting off better than the one at the Beaver Cabin.  LuAnn returns from an early morning hike to a full breakfast, ordered by Kristen.  The Beaver girls – well, at least Sonja and Ramona – aren’t enjoying  anything.  Sonja is trying to organize the refrigerator because the chaos gives her sleepless nights.  She’s also at a loss for what to do because there are no men on the trip.  She and Ramona aren’t happy because dinner is going to be at the cabin, prepared by a private chef.  Sonja would much rather go out to eat so that she can see where Will Smith and Reese “Weatherspoon” hang out.  From the sound of things, Harrison Ford could prepare dinner and Ramona and Sonja would still find something to complain about.    Henry the ranch hand arrives to tidy up the place and Sonja tells him not to watch while she searches for her almond milk because she’s not wearing any panties.  The refrigerator was chock full of lettuce – maybe Sonja could have fashioned some undergarments out of that.Heather Thomson

The ladies have decided to go fly fishing – against the wishes of the constantly bitchy Ramona and Sonja.  Montana is boring.  Fishing is boring.  The bears ate their breakfast.  The antelope don’t know how to make a bed.  Off they go, anyway, and when they reach the river, there’s more to gripe about.  Ramona wants her waders designed by Prada because hers make her look like Humpty Dumpty.  No, not even all the king’s horses, nor all  the king’s men could make things better for Ramona.  Sonja’s mood is somewhat improved as she helps the fishing instructor.  Heather catches a fish, then loses it, then falls into the water.   The fishing is over – the complaining by Ramona and Sonja is not.Heather Thomson, LuAnn de Lesseps

Dinner goes as dinners with the Housewives often go – with an argument.  Kristen and LuAnn hug over the fact that they’re two Connecticut girls, and Sonja starts to make faces at LuAnn.  First the argument is about the rumors spread by the facialist which Kristen finds funny.  Then the ladies talk about Aviva and her recent asthma diagnosis.  Doctor Ramona tells the group that Aviva made up the asthma story because she can’t be away from Reid.  Carole thinks Aviva has Munchhausen’s Syndrome.  She wants to call Aviva to get to the bottom of the inhaler until she realizes that it’s too late to call someone in New York.  LuAnn and Sonja are still battling over Satako’s bedtime stories and, LuAnn is still claiming that she’s with Jacques.  LuAnn storms from the room, telling Sonja that she’s not her friend.  Sonja says, “You lie down with pigs, you’re a pig.”  Heather thinks that was a shitty thing for her to say.  Ramona thinks that LuAnn wants Sonja but Sonja doesn’t want LuAnn.  Kristen just thinks the whole thing is funny and that LuAnn may be a dominatrix.

Somehow, the sun manages to rise and the ladies go off for spa treatments.  Sonja wants a cowboy to give her a massage – no surprise there.  Ramona finally notices how magnificent the mountains are.  LuAnn, Kristen and Carole go hiking, although Carole may not have understood and heads out wearing a silk dress.  Both groups go right back to discussing the non-friendship between LuAnn and Sonja.  Kristen thinks that Sonja is harboring a lot of hurt over her bankruptcy and LuAnn is angry that Sonja tried to break up her relationship with Jacques last year.  Sonja is telling her audience that she doesn’t have a man to give her stability.  And they haven’t even had lunch yet.

The afternoon means rappelling and skeet shooting with the ladies breaking into two groups, having chosen which they want to do.  LuAnn, Heather and Kristen head to Lookout Rock to rappel 165 feet down the side of the mountain.  Kristen is trying to be a good sport but feels that Heather is too competitive, calling her “Sporty Spice”.   Heather tells the instructor that she’s been rock climbing.  I’m pretty sure that she has also jumped out of airplanes, sailed in the America’s Cup race, reached the summit of Everest  and wrestled grizzly bears – without ruining her manicure.  Kristen goes first and is petrified, but manages to make it down without killing herself.  LuAnn goes next, and although she wasn’t quite as graceful, makes it and then kisses the ground.  Heather is the last to descend and doesn’t make a fool of herself.  Kristen wonders why she bothered to do it at all.  It could have been a foolish exercise, done only to prove something to a bunch of women, if she had been hurt.

Ramona, Sonja and Carole have chosen to pick up shotguns and try to hit flying clay.   Sonja tries to charm the instructor, Paul, but ends up insulting him by asking if he dates his cousin.  Dear Paul is no fool and very politely reminds her that the cousin thing is a not so nice stereotype about people from the country.  Carole picks up her gun and hits her target.  Sonja insists that it’s beginner’s luck, but Paul tells her that it’s having a good instructor.  See, I told you Paul was smart and he seems to have Sonja’s number.  Tourists…  Sonja does pretty well with her shotgun, despite her ample bosom.  According to the instructor, small bosoms make for better gun positioning.   Ramona fires hers too soon, which Paul describes as premature detonation.  I’m falling in love with Paul.Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan

There’s one more activity but, first, the ladies have to find some privacy to take care of Nature’s call.  Even the Countess dropped drawers and hid behind a bush with tissue in hand.   Paul is waiting for them to explain how to use the GPS they’re going to need to go geocaching.  Here’s a site about it – Geocaching – The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site.  The only one with any serious interest is Kristen.  The others are fooling around with sticks, or, in Ramon’s case, carrying an umbrella and sweating.  LuAnn calls Kristen Pocahontas and Paul tells the Countess that Sacajawea would be a more appropriate name, given their location.  Yes, my crush on Paul is official.  Kristen is growing more frustrated with the group for not joining her in her search, saving most of her wrath for Heather.  Heather is goofing around, and both she and Kristen think the other is drunk.  Kristen thinks that Heather is rallying the women against her and Heather is now wondering aloud about Kristen’s obsession with the activity.  Carole thinks it’s a control issue – Kristen had none on the side of a mountain and now wants to exert some over the game – and Heather.  It’s a battle for the title of “Sporty Spice”.   After a few more minutes of back and forth between the two, Heather gets a little mean, telling the others how Kristen cried when she finished her descent.  In a voice loud enough for Kristen to hear, Heather asks why anyone would do something they don’t want to do and aren’t any good at, anyway.Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Sonja Morgan

The ladies are still in Montana next week and will go to a rodeo.  They’re overdressed, probably over-served and the good people of Montana are, more than likely, over them.

Aviva was missing, again – from the show and the credits.  Bravo is a cruel and confusing master.

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“Mad as a Hatter”
By Hydrangea Hussy

Last week was knickergate at Marissa & Juliet’s Fourth of July party.  Annabelle was appalled when Juliet pulled out some panties at the party, which led to Juliet yelling in the street at Annabelle.  Caroline kept quiet & Caprice stuck up for Annabelle.

This week begins with Juliet making cookies with her kids.  Cute scene.  In her TH, Juliet says she does regret how the knickergate fight escalated, but that she isn’t willing apologize.  Juliet is confused as to why Annabelle needed Caprice to back her up.  I don’t think Annabelle needed Caprice’s backup, I think Caprice was just doing what any friend would do.

Caroline arrives at Annabelle’s for tea.  Annabelle was shocked that Juliet followed her outside, but Caroline notes that Juliet acts first & thinks later.  Annabelle informs us that she isn’t a prude & that the knickers were simply an excuse to leave the party.  Quote of the show: “I had Daisy Duke on speed running after me.”  Caroline didn’t like that Caprice jumped into the argument.  She thinks that Annabelle & Juliet should have dealt with their issues on their own.  I would have agreed with that if Annabelle had given any indication that she was going to deal with it.  I think Caprice saw her friend leave upset & wanted to stick up for her.  Maybe that’s an American thing?  I do agree that having others involved can blow an argument out of proportion.  There are races coming up at Sandown, but Caroline can’t attend & Annabelle is focused on the upcoming fashion show.  She plans to invite Marissa & Noelle to attend.  Neither Caroline nor Caprice can attend the fashion show.

photo (2)Caprice is too busy with work for someone who is 7 months pregnant.  She is getting ready to leave for LA to have her babies, so she needs to cram everything in.  She wants to keep her business going, but also plans to take time to bond with her babies.  It’s great to see her balancing work & family.  She calls Julie to see if she wants to attend the race with her.  She still thinks that Juliet’s behavior was uncalled for, but she sympathizes because she knows what it’s like to be new in London.

photo 1Juliet meets her husband for drinks.  She is still upset about her fight with Annabelle.  She thinks that Annabelle found the party too cheesy & American.  Her husband wasn’t there for knickergate, so she gives him the rundown.  He thinks that Annabelle was being passive-aggressive.  He agrees that Juliet is usually right, but explains that the manner in which she blows up is intolerable.  She doesn’t seem to see anything wrong with her delivery, but admits that her husband keeps her in check.  They seem to balance each other well.  Caroline calls & asks why Juliet would blow up on the street.  She tells Juliet that her behavior was incorrect & that she should apologize.  Juliet thinks that her explosion was necessary.  Caroline asks Juliet to please make up with Annabelle so that they can all get along.

Juliet is having a hat party before the Sandown race, so that the ladies can all get an appropriate hat to wear.  Noelle, Marissa, Caroline, Caprice, & Julie attend.  Caroline isn’t a big hat person, even though they are considered stereotypically British.  Caprice doesn’t wear hats, but thinks that it’s nice that Juliet found a way to bring everyone together.  Kind of funny that the Americans are more excited about the hats than the Brits.  Caroline loves the excitement that the Americans show about simple things.

Noelle joins Caprice & Julie at the bar.  Noelle reiterates how much she admires & respects Caprice.  Caprice understands the press, so she can understand how rough Noelle has it right now.  Noelle gives some examples of how the press has manipulated the facts & published misconstrued facts.  Caprice thinks that Noelle could use her advice with press.  Julie & Juliet discover that they are both from Chicago & bond over their love of Target.  What could be more American?  Once all of the ladies gather, someone mentions Annabelle.  Juliet says that the party was too last-minute for Annabelle to attend.  Juliet says that she always does things last-minute, which Caroline says is not the British way.  I don’t think Juliet should change everything about herself, but she does need to take the culture into consideration.

hat party 2Noelle & Scot are looking at another apartment.  They lost their apartment when he went to jail.  Noelle has been staying with a friend & feels like she has worn out her welcome. Until the divorce is final, he is bankrupt.  Noelle says that he is the poorest of all of the ladies’ husbands.  Once the divorce is over, they will get a bigger place.  While they are sitting on the couch we get to see the softer side of Scot.  I hope that Noelle appreciates his sensitivity & not just his money.

Annabelle is getting back into the fashion industry.  She took a break after Alexander’s death.  The show that she’s working on is kind of grungy & futuristic.  She’s happy to give a young designer a chance to put on a show.  Just when everything is going well, there’s a leak over the runway & the rain is pouring in.  Annabelle tells Marissa that it reminds her of how McQueen started.  Jonathan Rhys Meyers makes an appearance & I died!  Sorry, big Tudors fan, lol.  Marissa is surprised by how calm Annabelle is.  But Annabelle knows that you can’t cancel a fashion show, so they have to find a way to make it work.  It was interesting to see Annabelle at work.  She is much more assertive directing the models than she is in everyday life.  The show turns out to be a success!

photoCaprice & Caroline are shopping for the shower that Caroline is throwing.  Caprice brings up knickergate.  Caroline says that Juliet was obviously inappropriate.  Caprice calls Caroline out for not sticking up for Juliet.  She understands why Caroline let Juliet have a go at Annabelle.  Caroline & Caprice agree to disagree.  Everything in the store is adorable & Caroline points out all of the things that her boys had.  Caprice is beginning to think that their friendship is one sided.  She feels that Caroline makes everything about herself.  Caprice thanks Caroline for offering to have the shower, but says that she thinks it may be too far for her friends to drive.  She suggests having it at a London restaurant.  Caroline is not pleased.  She lives only 30-45 minutes away from London & thinks that Caprice’s true friends will come.  She wants to be able to control the party & not worry about the details at a restaurant.  Here’s my take: I understand that people may not want to travel for the shower (I hate when people have events outside of town), but I agree that true friends will make the trek.  Also, it is Caprice’s shower & she should have it her way.  If she doesn’t want to travel, she shouldn’t have to.

Noelle is on the phone with Marissa.  Her friend is freaking out because Noelle is still there & the move keeps getting delayed.  Marissa assures Noelle that it will happen.  Noelle needs to Scot to come through on this & says that she has already given him four of the best years of her life.  She’s sacrificed a lot because of his personal issues.  Marissa offers to let Noelle store anything at her home to get it out of her friend’s way.  I hope Noelle appreciates what a good friend she has in Marissa!  Noelle & Scot are shopping for wine.  Noelle points out that if they were moving, like they were supposed to, they could get champagne.  I’m sure Scot doesn’t appreciate constantly being called out for things that aren’t his fault.  This is why I wouldn’t want to start a relationship with someone until the divorce was finalized – there’s too much uncertainty & they have little control over how long it will take.  They are moving on Monday, but Noelle doesn’t believe him.  Scot asks her to bear with him, but she’s had enough.  She tells him that if they don’t move, she will find somewhere else to go.

It’s off to the races with Juliet, Marissa, Noelle, Caprice, & Julie!  Noelle didn’t wear a hat because it didn’t go over well at the polo.  Juliet & Marissa are the only ones with hats.

Capture2Caprice mentions that she spoke with Annabelle & that she thinks there is a personality clash between Annabelle & Juliet.  Juliet says that she doesn’t feel bad about their fight.  Caprice tries to point out that it would have gone differently if Juliet’s approach had been different.  The other ladies are tired of hearing about it & so am I.  Marissa, though she’s sitting next to them, decides to stay out of it.  By the time they arrive, the mood has lightened, & Caprice & Juliet make up.  Caprice & Julie go to find food, while the Americans place bets.  Julie tells Caprice that she understands where Caprice was coming from in the car.  I think she was just trying to help Juliet figure out how to navigate British culture, but it was obvious that Juliet doesn’t want the advice.  All of the girls gather to sit on the bleachers & chat.  Julie invites the girls to her family estate.  Her in-laws are the Earl & Countess of Sandwich.  Marissa notes that she’s still trying to become a British citizen while Julie is in line for the throne.  Caprice notes the difference between the American Julie’s humility & the American Juliet’s outspokenness.  I have a feeling this will come up again.

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UPDATED June 27

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344 Responses to The Real Housewives of New York City – Go Yell It at the Mountain / Ladies of London – Mad as a Hatter

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Sighhhhh. Oh boy I don’t feel well and am not in the mood to work. Hopefully I’ll feel better. It’s muggy out. I hope it’s a nice sunny day in your neck of the woods. Have a great day everyone.

    Is today TexasTart’s surgery? Or does Diana have her doc appointment? I’m thinking about you ladies and hope everything goes well. 🙅🙅🙅🙅

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      It’s Friday. I told y’all early because I’ve got too much going on and knew I wouldn’t be around. Have a good day everyone 🙂

    • ladebra says:

      Hope you feel better Powell 🎈🎈 And sending light and love to Tartsy and Diana.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      Feel better Powell. I thought I was feeling a bit off this morning as well, but I’m half way into my first Pepsi and all is better. Best wishes to all who have medical issues this week. Sending some of my good luck to you as my team managed to pull out an amazing victory at trivia last night. $50 Applebucks! And we came from nine points back (which is huge!). Sure helps when you’re the only team to get the last answer correct and bet the farm at the same time! Humpty Humpty Day!!!

    • chismosa™ says:

      Feel better Powelly. It’s a little cloudy here so you may have the same thing ⛅️⛅️

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      Good morning, Powell! Feel better! 🙂

    • designernailsdiana says:

      I got my CT scan results by phone today. Nothing showed up. I see my Regular Doc tomorrow so we will discuss why I still have this growing boney lump on my neck.
      TT I hope all goes smoothly with your surgery. I’ll be praying for you.

      • chismosa™ says:

        Good luck Diana. I guess maybe this is good news that nothing showed up for sure?
        Hope they figure it out soon. ❤

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Hoping for good news for you Diana.

      • Powell says:

        Diana I guess that’s good and bad because they can’t see it on any scan. I’m sure your frustration continues to grow. Hopefully they will figure it out soon.

      • Jan (TexasTart) says:

        What a mystery, Diana, I’ll pray for you too. Thank you! ♡

      • LaineyLainey says:

        I saw your news on the prayer page, Diana! Do you feel relieved? I hope so!

        • designernailsdiana says:

          Oh yes very relieved. My Doc explained that my c4 and c5 have arthritis too now so it’s causing posture changes. More stretches with my shoulders pulled back for me!
          I talked to her about all my anxiety and stress from caring for my Dad and doing it all myself. Dad is able to work, but no longer can drive and his one only eye as I’ve mentioned has macular degeneration. I have Mr Magoo and Princess Pearl to take care of every day and night. Fortunately Mr Magoo loves taking Princess Pearl on her afternoon “Poop” walk. When they get home he gives me the “Poop report” and I give Pearl her dog treat.
          I should write a blog about those two because they are hilarious sometimes.
          Thank You for all your prayers ALL of you here!!!
          Blessings,
          Diana

  2. chismosa™ says:

    Thank you sweet Jesus.

    Could you imagine ??? Aviva’s deranged. She probably planted this.

  3. Powell says:

    Can’t Sonja and Ramona get the tiara out of their ass and just relax and have fun? There ARE other places besides the Hamptons and the South of France to have a mini vaca and enjoy yourself. And can’t Sonja cool her drawwss for a few days? She acts like an animal in heat. 👎👎👅👅

    • chismosa™ says:

      Sonja explained the going after the 16 yr old captain on WWH.

      I thought Ramona handled it quite well, compared to what I thought she’d be like. But I’m a fan so “what can I say”.
      I’m not into anywhere I can potentially get Lyme disease.

      I need the ocean !

      • Powell says:

        This is the 2nd trip they’ve complained about.

        • chismosa™ says:

          This season. – were they complaining overseas? Or Miami with the introduction of George …. ?
          I’m thinking st Barth’s, Krazy Island, Morocco…..

          Just thinking. Wish they were in Bali instead of the raspy voices of the west coast. (I believe that’s where they’re going)

          • Powell says:

            Well chismosa they complain in NY. 🙂 But the constant complaining because they’re not somewhere fancy, hip, or with men, they refuse to just join in. Like they’re too good to go anywhere different or out of their comfort zone. They should just stayed in NY w/Leg and her inhaler. And was everyone drunk? They were all bitchy doing the activities. And Paul should have been w/them the whole time. He knows how to put snooty women in their place.

            • chismosa™ says:

              Paul?? I’m lost ……

              Yeah I guess I see it differently as I saw Ramona and Sonja participating (not angrily or miffed ) – almost like they were into it.
              Berkshires was a different story and I think that that had something to do with Ra wanting to get back to East Hampton to catch lothario Mario.
              Plus this is Labor Day weekend. So that’s a HUGE hamptons weekend. I’m surprised bravo made the ladies take the montana trip then. Labor Day is locked down way in advance.

              This whole season is a mess. The messy editing, the long time it took to come out…… Very sketchy ✏️〰〰〰〰

              Speaking of which this beautiful mountains scenes makes me want to watch Brokeback mountain again. So beautiful

        • MM in OC says:

          I’d bitch too! Both trips have sucked. Bravo is getting cheap. We watch this show for escapism. Montana isn’t providing that for me.

          • Powell says:

            They travel all the time. Like they couldn’t go somewhere else. They were just buzz kills.

            • chismosa™ says:

              But traveling and whatever else they may do on the side in their personal life —- is not what we as viewers focus on when we analyze them for this set time period of filming. I thought ?
              Unless they do actually show it. I.e. Ramona traveling with Avery. That’s so nice I would have loved to do that with my mom before college 🐫🐘🐻 wish they showed us glimpses of that stuff.

              Jeeesh I don’t even know how old Sonja’s daughter is. Is she in high school ???

          • chismosa™ says:

            I’m sorry MM but I’m with you !

          • HuskerHuny says:

            I’m a down-home, less is more kind of girl and I think both the Berkshires and Montana looked wonderful. What spoiled the show was having to listen to Ramona constantly complain and Sonja come on to anything with a . . . well, I think you know what body part I’m trying to refer to. But all in all, this entire season has been quite a yawn. How to fix it, I don’t know, but I’m for putting Ramona and Sonja to the curb until they get their miserable lives in order.

            • chismosa™ says:

              Id love to visit the mountains and berkshires with major tick repellent — absolutely. Beautiful beautiful.

              But maybe if they had traveled to a Bali, Tahiti, Fiji, Thailand, Hawaii, Argentina, whatever – then Ramonja would not have complained.
              Maybe the producers on purpose did this to them to pump up the Ramonja drama ? Instead viewers are annoyed.

              • MM in OC says:

                I agree. I think they intentionally chose these middle of the road vacation to elicit the negativity from the HWs. I think they thought they would all be bitching, but some of them are more concerned about their reputations. Ramona don’t give a sh!t (insert honey badger video here).

                • chismosa says:

                  just saw this MM, catching up — and i agree. For all Andy’s love for Ramona– he does love to mess with her!

      • Powell says:

        Carole sure has been reading our blog. We said we think Leg has Munchausen disease. And pray tell why didn’t Ramona call up her friend w/the plane and fly her and Sonja’s ass up out of Montana to the Hamptons where she really wanted to be? ✈✈✈✈✈✈

    • For the second week in a row I completely forgot to watch NY – I think that is a sign that I am over Leg and the gang.

      2 days and 7 hours to go before arctic trip begins – brrrrh! I will check in when I get back. I wish Nancy was around for polar bear pictures.

  4. chismosa™ says:

    DEEEEE

    LUUUUUUU

    SIONAL

    • Powell says:

      HA!!!!!! I’d rather see boring than watch Leg yelling at someone, her disgusting father visiting, or her come up w/a new disease. 👊👎

      • T-Rex says:

        OMG, uhm looks like only ONE single person is missing FauxLegHypochondriacViva, shoot her own castmates aren’t even missing her! UGH I will not miss her when she is gone gone gone from the Ho-Wives

    • mrs peabody says:

      I actually liked this episode. I remember thinking that was one of the best episodes I’ve seen in awhile, they were doing things and no fighting. I really didn’t consider the beef between Heather and Kristin that big a deal. Even Luann yelling wasn’t that bad. I’d rather see more of these types of episodes showing them doing fun things.

  5. T-Rex says:

    GEOCACHING! How Cool, Of course they didn’t think so, but as a GEOCACHER myself, loved they highlighted that on this trip. Still hating on the OldCraggyBitchDrunkenRamona who is living up to this moniker this season. I am SO OVER DrunkenSlutInPerpetualHeatGreyGardensSonja, seriously, she would mate with a tree if she could, OMG. Thankfully, Kristen is showing some true colors and showing why I took a dislike to her from the beginning but to be fair her choice of BFF didn’t help with that either. Loved LuMan showing some chutzpah and finally giving it what for to that idiot DrunkenSlutINPerpetualHeatGreyGardensSonja. Of course I loved Heather T and MzCarole I know some don’t like them, but they were really good!. Oh and Mr. Paul, he needs his own Reality show about dealing with idiot Tourists from the City! The Missing FauxLegHypochondriacViva, okay my take on the missing shots on previews, I would bet that every scheduled Bravo mandatory event that FauxLegHypochondriacViva missed she was “docked” pay an in order to do that they left her off the promos to show she wasn’t in the show and not paid either. I would bet this is her last season on the show, she barely made it to this season, they begrudgingly brought her back, but with her antics this season, stick a fork in that leg, cause it’s done!

    • Exit4 says:

      Kristen is a little high strung-but I think she is a good addition. Consider the alternatives! Lol.

      I wonder if aviva is afraid to leave her hubs alone so he doesn’t cheat? Hmmm

      Ramona. Blech. Can’t we be done with her already?

      Sonja is no longer excecentrically cute-she’s sad. 😦

      Luann, Heather, Carole and kristen is a good core group. They need to build out from there.

      • T-Rex says:

        Exit- I think it’s so interesting that a lot of us on the boards here are all wanting Lu-Man to be back as part of the regular cast, Hubcaps and All! On Kristen, I guess she is better than any alternatives. OldCraggyBitchDrunkenRamona and DrunkenSlutINPerpetualHeatGreyGardensSonja should be retired, but Mz Andy loves OldCraggyBitchDrunkenRamona and I think he feels sorry for DrunkenSlutINPerpetualHeatGreyGardensSonja and knows she would probably be “relying on the kindness of strangers” on the street if it weren’t for the Bravo Paycheck. FauxLegHypochondriacViva just needs to be FIRED. And yes, I think she keeps her “paws” on Reid so he doesn’t cheat, or have the ability to cheat, ala LetharioMario, who by all accounts was happily schtooping his mistress at the time while they were in Montana! I think Reid has probably cheated in the past and that’s why FauxLegHypochondriacViva keeps him in her eyesight 24/7! I can’t believe that Reid puts up with that constant supervision, and I think had they not had children together, he would have already bolted!

        • MM in OC says:

          I think Luann is on her best behavior and because she’s a friend doesn’t feel the need to bring the drama as much. unfortunately, we saw a bit of he old self with this stupid gossip argument. Boring and phony in my opinion. Luann’s overacting is annoying.

        • Exit4 says:

          I always kind of enjoyed Luann. She gets/got along with everyone for the most part and is a good bridge between the different wives. Plus I think she’s “in” on the joke most of the time. Especially with her singing as opposed to say, Melissa gorga. People didn’t notice the positive qualities because there was always so much other drama going on. Even though she’s considered a “FOTW”-she’s around as much as always. Maybe just a slimmer paycheck. 😉

      • mrs peabody says:

        It’s too bad about Ramona and Sonja because I did like them together, they were a bit like Lucy and Ethel, funny and fun to watch. Ramona is acting like a snob which I don’t understand as her background was not NY society, she grew up in upper state NY and I’m guessing was not rich so she needs to cool the act. Sonja is no longer cute playing the sex kitten (or whatever it is she is playing), she needs to move onto the next stage of a sex kitten, the sexy older cat and by that I mean she needs to act like a mature woman with some mystery about her. It’s getting sad to watch. I know they were both going through things as this was filming but enough is enough. I still don’t like Kristen, Heather and Carole it just depends on my mood as to whether I like them. Luann is acting more human and less snobbish this season and Aviva needs to go away period!

        • PJ says:

          How about Aviva, Ramona and Sonja all not be on this show anymore. Sonja seemed fun for awhile in past seasons but she is so delusional and so not fun to watch anymore with the way she hits on anything in pants, in my opinion.

          • mrs peabody says:

            She sure is making a fool of herself big time, I don’t care if she considers it harmless flirting, it’s just sad. I wonder what her ex circle of friends really think about her since the divorce.

            • Exit4 says:

              Probably what they always thought-he married below the pay grade!

            • T-Rex says:

              Well Mrs P., they didn’t think too highly of her when she was married to Mr. Morgan either, they “tolerated” her from what I have read. DrunkenSlutINPerpetualHeatGreyGardensSonja was a hostess in a prestigious restaurant and did a lot of flirting and “other” things with rich, influential MALE customers that got her the reputation as the hostess with the mostest. Enough “other” things to have been cited in two divorce petitions that led to the restaurant firing her. Then she hooked up with Mr. Morgan, and again I have read the articles that some of his friends were aghast that he married her. So, when DrunkenSlutINPerpetualHeatGreyGardensSonja got divorced, that circle of “friends” no longer existed. I would suspect that her behaviour at social events and parties was not too dissimilar than how she is now, and I would be that Mr. Morgan and his cronies probably thought this cute in the beginning but it got out of hand and wore thin, and that’s why he divorced her. I remember she has said in the past she had no idea as to why Mr. Morgan left her.

              • JumpTheShark says:

                “You lie with pigs, you’re a pig”…something the Morgans might have said…

              • mrs peabody says:

                I guess she figured that behavior got her a rich husband before and it’ll do it again. She needs to look in a mirror as she ain’t getting any younger (sorry I know ain’t isn’t a word)

    • Powell says:

      T-Rex I bet you’re right about Leg missing trips, from promos and her pay. Yup. I don’t recall this happening before in the franchise do you?

      • T-Rex says:

        NO, haven’t seen this happening in any franchise, and I am sure contracts are being re-written at the Bravo Camp to deal with this annoying situation. Well not annoying for us, we love it when she is Missing IN Action, but if other Ho-Wives decided to play this sort of game, Bravo would be pissed

    • HuskerHuny says:

      I have always wanted to try geocaching T! It looks like such a fun thing to do with friends.

      • T-Rex says:

        Husker, it’s an absolute blast! I have been in the woods neck deep crossing a river, up to my knees in swamp muck, up 50 feet in a tree, etc. and also did a find in a parking lot, LOL! It’s a great sport, fantastic for families, and to do with friends. There are even a ton of facebook groups to join and like ours in Florida, folks just post where they want to go one day and other folks show up to cache with them. We have made so many friends through this adventure. I have been sidelined though for the past six months and can’t wait to get back on the trails, we have been doing what we call “urban” caching, park and go and not too much walking, still fun though. What is neat is that these adventures take you to places you never thought you would go, or that some places even existed. The trees and scenery alone have been just amazing!

  6. PJ says:

    I like Kristen and think she is a good addition to this show. Good for her for doing something she was was afraid of, I’m more impressed with that that Heather doing it. I usually like Heather but she was a real B this episode, and yes she is bossy. I came to the conclusion after watching this episode that Sonja is jealous of Luann, they have similar circumstances but Luann has her life together and doesn’t live in a delusional world. I like the group of Luann, Carole, Kristen and maybe Heather although I was really turned off by her this episode watching her display mean girl tendencies. Turns out Luann is both fun and a good sport, who knew.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Totally with you on Heather & Kristen.

      I don’t know if I give Lumann one pass for one semi-season out of the MANY she was on, to say wow what a change in her. People show you who they are ….

      Never forgot her relishing the Moroccan fortune teller. She loves being malicious at times. Hate others all you want (not you- anyone I mean) – they don’t find it delicious to be devilish like JZ and Lu did.
      I find Lu’s intentions mean spirited at times.

      • PJ says:

        True about Lu in past seasons, too bad she wasn’t like she is this season she would have been a big fan favorite. I wonder is she was negatively influenced by JZ or if we will see more of the old mean spirited Lu to come.

        • mrs peabody says:

          She’s probably been taken down a peg or two since her divorce. She had a different image to maintain when she was the countess and now she is just count less. Big difference in my thinking. I do think there is some truth in that Sonja being jealous but I think it is more she is jealous of how well financially LuAnn came out of the divorce rather than being jealous of Luann as a person. LuAnn really doesn’t have to worry about the money whereas Sonja does. I can see why she lost so much money on that film that she was sued over, she probably jumped in feet first with no thought to anything.

          • PJ says:

            Yes that’s exactly what I meant. Luann’s life is together financially that’s what I feel Sonja is jealous of.

        • T-Rex says:

          PJ, I have to agree with you about Lu-Man, I too wonder if these new found niceties are just a way to secure her spot full time as as Ho-Wife. We know that she had to take a pay cut to return and because she took the deal last minute after holding out for more money and that they slapped her hand and made her a “friend”, so is this her mea culpa to get the fans back and secure her spot back.

          • PJ says:

            There were times in the past that I did like Luann and then there were the mean girl times when I didn’t like her at all. I don’t know why the change but I like this Luann.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        I’m with you chismosa – LuAnn does not get a pass from me this season because of all of the trouble she’s caused in previous seasons. She’s trying too hard to make herself a full-time HW again (even though she’s on as much this year as in past years). Heather had a bad night last night and alcohol will make you that way. She’s over the Kristen drama, Ramona’s whining, Sonja’s pedophile ways and she let it out. I forgive.

        • chismosa™ says:

          Good call. Yeah you’re right.

          Sonja said they all made her go after the young captain kid because willie Nelson’s boat was next door and his son had invited them all to their house.
          But yes she was dating the 23 year old.

          Reminds me of whitney and Thomas on Southern Charm dating the super younger gals and no one really barring an eyelash —- there in SC. not us, here.

          Sonja needs to date older. Enough with this demi Moore BS.

  7. chismosa™ says:

    I may be alone but Heather got obnoxious with kristen yesterday. Maybe kristen is annoying to be around 24/7 – very much may be so- but why put her down? Heather – we G-E-TTTT it —you’re an Aries like Josh- you two are super super bossy and competitive (though I find it interesting Heather seems not too strict with her kids – the little we’ve seen of them) –
    HOLLA wasn’t this obnoxious in st Bart’s last yr on her virginal trip with the show. Was she putting down Sonja and Ramona ? Maybe kristen is an easy mark for her.

    She’s not as perfect as everyone thinks she is. I do think she probably emasculates her husband. Look at the times she told him to shut it and stay out of any yelling she was doing at the other women.
    Ugly side.

    Hate kristen all you want but damn I wish linebacker and HOLLA who has to prove-a she’s soooooooo athletic and perfect —- supported her ! Good for you for RAH pelling.
    Kristen makes a valid point – why chase these thrill seeking if it’s potentially dangerous – you have family to consider. You could lose a leg or something ! 😜

    I’d want to sit around with cocktails and drink. Thanks. This is a vacation about glamorous women in ny society. If it was a geo vacation or farm vacation or volunteer vaca or whatever you call that new wave of Vaca’s – then nothing they’d be doing would be that shocking. And that’s cool – would love those trips – just prep people first.
    I like to know what the hell trip I’m in for (…..producer manipulations …..)

    Like the Atlanta ladies going to Africa. If they were going for a specific orphanage building / helping mission- type trip- that’s awesome. But – otherwise…..
    I think Ramona and Sonja were not so bad.

    Why is Lu so likable/ trying hard to be likable this season? What gives.
    Fishy. 🐠🐠 now she’s a “dear friend” of HOLLA’s.
    I’ll never forget how Snakey Lu was her first 5 or 6 seasons on the show and how she attacked others. Girl please. Bye Felicia.
    Her talking beads are SO FORCED. Does she have cue cards there and do several takes?? She sucks at them.

    She’ll NEVER hide her disdain for Ramona. You were so nasty years ago to Bethenny- to Ramona. Never. Good you got HOLLA all locked up as a dear,dear friend. Loser.

    • PJ says:

      I felt the same about Heather she was beyond obnoxious. She was mean spirited which is never really called for. I’m thinking maybe Heather’s true colors came out last night. I didn’t find Kristen to be annoying but I was disgusted by Heather, I love that Kristen is not intimidated by Heather.

    • mrs peabody says:

      Maybe part of the reason for LuAnn’s change in attitude is the change in her cast mates. The original girls where what I think of as more society type ladies (whether they are actually NY society or not) and this group now is a different bred of women. I think Aviva fits more with the prior group of girls. More old money vs new money. With the old money types (I don’t really consider the originals as old money though more established money) there was more of the old way rich people behaved and with this new money set of women it’s more informal. LuAnn goes with the flow.

      • chismosa™ says:

        Jill is NOT old money no matter how much she tries.

        Alex is actually old money but never flashes that. But they all hated her.

        Kelly – non entity


        The new girls “feel” I get. But I do think she’s super jelly of the organic flow of the Ramonja relationship. Lu was so mad at them in morocco too remember ?

        But I see your point. 🙂
        Aviva for sure !

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Thank you!!!! Wangsta Heather is a big part of why I no longer watch the fake HW of NY. My eye rolling got to be too much.

      • chismosa says:

        Wow Lainey never realized you didn’t like HOLLA (that much)

        Don’t let Princess Pindy hear that….. 😆

  8. T-Rex says:

    I am not even following the London show but of course read the lovely written Blog by our Hussey. On the note of driving 45 to 60 minutes to go ANYWHERE for a party in London, it is a big imposition, no matter how great your friends are. My MUM is British and we have a great deal of interaction with that whole side of the family. I remember when they first came to visit us in the States and we went to visit some other relatives less than an hour away they were shocked, and I mean shocked that we would not be spending the night! We noted it was only a 45 minute drive, and they in turn reiterated we should be spending the night driving so far. Folks in the UK do not drive like we do here in the States, so a long drive like that is an imposition for most folks. In addition, a lot of folks that live in London don’t even OWN a car, even the very rich, most times they “hire” a car service if needed. I know that shows are done for dramatics on Un-Reality TV, but this time I could see why someone wouldn’t want to have a party that far away from where everyone lives. without it being an overnight or weekend event. My sister was in the UK just after the Olympics, as our representative to a family wedding and she said everyone still complains about having to drive over there for long distances which is anything over a few miles! When folks talked about their Summer Homes outside the city, ala Jane Austen, those homes were only an hour or so outside the actual city.

    • jezzibel says:

      I’ll never forget the story my mom told me about some relations from the UK visiting their kin in florida, and the English guest thought he would pack up the wife and kids and take a day jaunt to go see the grand canyon and be back at their cousins house in florida for dinner.

      • AZGirl says:

        That is hilarious. We have people come and visit and think that you can go up and back in one day. It is 6 hours from Phoenix. They also do not realize that it snows at the Grand Canyon in the winter.

      • kit9 says:

        I”ve heard several jaw dropping stories like that about Brits and it has nothing to do with not driving much and everything to do to being piss poor at basic geography. lol.

        • chismosa says:

          OMG Kit you just made me think of Chevy Chase in National Lampoon’s European Vacation and the guy on the bike that he kept hitting over and over and over and over again in London. I think he’s one of the Monty Python guys, forget his name— remember he lost his leg or something and was like ‘no problem, carry on!’

    • chismosa™ says:

      All I can think of now is Elizabeth Bennett needing to stay over with her sister at the big castle because it is a rainy night and the carriage won’t make it.

      DREAMY.

      Good points. Didn’t know this. You should watch the show TRex – it’s your culture …. Your people. 🙂

      • T-Rex says:

        Chis well my people aren’t rich like those folks although some of them are pretty well off. I am kind of over the whole Ho-wives and don’t want to really get invested in another series. I read the blogs cause I love you guys here!

  9. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    The New York production needs to up their game!! I seriously don’t need to see the ladies in Montana-while Montana may be lovely-I can GO to Montana. I want them to go somewhere I will never see unless it’s on TV! The trip to Scary Island was one of the best trips any HW team has taken-who could do all that? Stay on that yacht and then stay on that amazing home?? I want to see stuff like that-not Montana or Palm Springs or The Birkshires! I don’t even mind when they go to The Hamptons b/c it’s a different Hamptons then I could go to!! I’m tired of these trips that are just OK-I want to be impressed damn it!! Show me luxury and posh hotels-show me restaurants that I could never get a reservation at-show me something but don’t take me on a trip i could actually go on!!

    • MM in OC says:

      I agree. I remember thinking Palm Springs for the ladies of BH?? WTF??? And the house they stayed in doesn’t have air conditioning?? Do they understand how hot Palm Springs gets?? LAME!! I want fancy trips. With that being said, it would be kind of cool if they did something charitable while on their fabulous vacations.

      I don’t consider the Hamptons vacation. It’s their weekend homes and the rich and famous flock there during the summer. Of course I want them to show more Hamptons and parties!!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I agree about The Hamptons-not for a HW vacation but I like to see their homes and the parties!!
        The house in Palm Springs was not terrible but to tell the truth-the house I rent on The Outer Banks in the summer is waaaayyyyy nicer!!! (And I’m no rich NY HW-just a regular middle income chick!!)

        • MM in OC says:

          Anyone who builds a house in Palm Springs without air conditioning is absolutely crazy. Between May – October temps reach over 100 on a regular basis. And it’s desert hot. I was there over memorial weekend a few years back and thought I was going to pass out. It literally feels like you are in an oven.

          P.S. Don’t go in the public pools because the men sit in there all day drinking beer and they never seem to have to get out and go to the bathroom. yuck

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      Amen!! I was really hoping they’d have gone to more luxurious destinations like in the past, but maybe production thought that NY was getting cut while they were still filming and thought what for ?

      I also don’t want to see a place that I can go to as well. I loved Morocco and will never forget when Alex had the Louis Vuitton Eddie Munster shoes! Lol Lu was very snaky back then.

      No more going to places that make the housewives miserable….I don’t want them complaining even more.

    • T-Rex says:

      I see where you are coming from, I enjoyed Montana, because it was something different and I had been there before on vacation and enjoyed it, but like you point out any one of us could have probably gone there and gotten the same experience. Maybe they got this for free! Who knows, I am sure the ratings will probably be down for this show and folks will complain about the location.

      • chismosa™ says:

        But I think these exotic locations actually do comp or something to the show —- remember the stupid Kartrashians went to the greek isles and they were kind of “invited” by the minister of whatever whatever there. That way the hotels all got exposure.

        Morocco was odd and Krazy island too– because they didn’t stay at a huge resort with a name. They were in a private home. And St Barth’s “throw me a parade” house too.
        Odd situation.

        Maybe FoxyMel’s theory is right – they just didn’t know what was up during filming and so didn’t jump into very expensive, far places.

        JILL now you make me want to go to the OBX so much.

    • chismosa™ says:

      I said this WEEKS AGO.
      This is why I love you 😍😘😘

    • LaineyLainey says:

      ITA!!!! They need to ask NMD (Veena) for travel suggestions! Her travels are way more interesting!

  10. chismosa™ says:

    Didn’t watch this yet but saw this guy on the Nightline thing and I can’t wait.
    OMG 😳

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      Goodness gracious! Bethenny had him on her show. He was encouraging others to go and get work done. Smh

      How are you, Chismosita?!

      • chismosa™ says:

        Hi melita – I’m good. Just went to a birthday dinner for my girlfriend. All’s good.

        Hope you enjoyed your Spurs win! I thought of you

    • Powell says:

      He wants to look like Ken right? I don’t understand wanting to look like Barbie and Ken. I’ve always loved Barbie and have mine from when I was a little girl and have a few collector Barbies but I’ve never wanted to look like her. These people do realize Barbie and Ken are plastic? Dolls? 😉

    • jezzibel says:

      he’s never going to be happy with his appearance if he doesn’t fix what is wrong with himself psychologically

  11. boston02127 says:

    Empressofaiken & Hydrangea Hussy, Thanks for the great blogs. 🙂

  12. boston02127 says:

    Not that I am a fan of Aviva’s and with her breathing problems aside, I think this trip would of been very difficult for her. I wonder if the itinerary changed once they found out she was not going? I can’t seeing planning a trip like that and thinking Aviva would enjoy it.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Could you imagine – Aviva – horse riding leg today, fly fishing leg another day, hiking leg another day, mountain repell/ rappel? leg next.
      No WAY she could go.

  13. chismosa™ says:

    Simon’s tweets have all good answers about what he thinks the future of NY will be.
    He thinks no cancellation likely but 80% cast change.
    Hmmmm

    He says yes Luann is having her best season yet but she like the other newbies – don’t show much of their real life apart from the SHOW. So not enough real day to day.

    He’s got good points.
    OC is soaring in ratings. Kandi too.

  14. The trip to Montana would have killed me. With the dust from the horses and the smells from the animals and the trees and the grass and the hay…. then all the wood and leather in the “cabins” I would not have been able to breathe at all and the smells would have made my stomach upset, ugh!!! To me that would have been a trip to hell. I barely survive in San Diego, but I have an ocean breeze going most of the time…. I don’t know if any of Aviva’s stuff is real but for me…no way would I have gone on that trip!! Ewwww and the dinner with the farm animals, no thank you…

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      How are you, PrincessP? I enjoyed the massages and personal chefs but that was it. Oh, and of course the beautiful scenery. I would need a vacation from my vacation.ha
      A viva would’ve been in hell going on this trip and the other girls would’ve had more ammo to go at her for complaining.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I would have stayed in bed with a “migraine”

  15. catmom1 says:

    Love reading Brian Moylan’s recap at Vulture. It’s another good one. Definitely better than the show, and I enjoy reading the comments. http://www.vulture.com/2014/06/real-housewives-of-new-york-city-recap-season-6-episode-16-montana-trip.html

    One of the comments on the site talked about Sonja and her interns. Here’s the comment:

    gladiatorsorbitches
    1 hour ago

    You Guys!

    The question of where Sonja gets her interns came up a few episodes back, and just last night I happened to find not one but two postings to be Sonja’s intern on my alma mater’s job board!

    Social Media Intern:

    Sonja Morgan, star of the Real Housewives of New York is looking for someone to assist with editing videos and using iMovie. The candidate will then work with Ms Morgan in order to streamline content to YouTube, her blog, Twitter and Facebook to highlight her branding and fashion.

    Stylist Intern:

    Stylist intern needed to assist Real Housewives of New York City Star Sonja Morgan with wardrobe maintenance, pick/up drop off designer dresses, photos and attendance at appearances, preparation for appearances and all social media related to appearances and on set. Several stylist interns needed in different capacity. Feel free to inquire at different levels.

    Of course both come with the disclaimer “For academic credit/resume and experience only”

    Oh Ms. Morgan!

    • T-Rex says:

      We have a poster here who has some insider information on the interns, but won’t divulge much, but I think she said that the intern she knew had a good time as an intern. So couple of things noticed from DrunkenSlutINPerpetualHeatGreyGardensSonja
      She doesn’t post her own twats on the twatter she has “unpaid help” for that
      She doesn’t post on Facebook she has “unpaid help” for that
      She doesn’t write her Bravo Blog she has “unpaid help” for that
      She doesn’t pickup her dry cleaning she has “unpaid help” for that
      She doesn’t grocery shop she has “unpaid help” for that
      She doesn’t clean her house she has “unpaid help” for that
      She doesn’t dress herself she has “unpaid help” for that
      She doesn’t have an alarm clock she has “unpaid help” for that
      She doesn’t have an original thought in her whole body she has “unpaid help” for that

      Sounds to me like DrunkenSlutINPerpetualHeatGreyGardensSonja just has a passel of
      serfs to take care of her and her household so she doesn’t have to “pay” for actual “help”, she is a mess

      • mrs peabody says:

        I agree, that’s her way of still having the hired servants only hers are unpaid servants. Pretty smart of her if you think about it, she still has people taking care of her and she doesn’t have to pay a cent.

  16. VV™ says:

    Somebody tell the not so bright-always-victim-two-face-Kyle Dicks that her husband changed his twitter handle from @mumansky18 to @mauricioumansky, WEEKS AGO!

  17. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Tonight is Annabelle’s graduation ceremony…I hope I’m not a blubbering mess!!

  18. LisaJ says:

    When Sonia first joined the show, I really liked her, but now I can’t stand the sight of her. First her comment that Kristen and Luann shouldn’t tell people they’re from Connecticut. What’s wrong with CT? I’m so over her talk about her world travels, yachts, and butlers. Well, you’re broke now bitch, so zip it already. Does she think her constant flirting and talk about sex makes her come across as sexy, because I think it makes her look desperate and pathetic.

    Also, I wonder if Kristen would have found the facial lady’s gossip “funny” if it had been about her.

    One more thing, how is it possible that I’m not hating the countess this year?

    • VV™ says:

      I stopped watching RHONY 2 years ago. Is she still talking about the Churchills?

    • PJ says:

      I found the scene where Sonja tells her intern which underwear she wears on the yacht, now exactly when is the last time Sonja was on “the yacht” for goodness sake. I’m sure she was a real society lady at one time but those days are long gone.

  19. boston02127 says:

    Congratulations Miss Annabelle!!!! The picture that is posted on Twitter is beautiful.

  20. Eastbayca says:

    Alex gives an explanation on the interns (Sonja’s)…..

    • Powell says:

      So Sonja got the idea from Alex. Interesting. I remember Sonja saying that one intern’s mother asked Sonja to give her daughter a job.

  21. HuskerHuny says:

    While flipping channels late last night I came across HSN and they were selling one of Kyle’s dresses for under $20! Maybe they overstocked?

  22. designernailsdiana says:

    I watched the show Botched last night. I didn’t see the entire thing, but this Malibu Ken guy is weird. He looks weird and he acts weird, plus Terry Dubrow seemed to think so too. The guy looks plastic. I enjoyed seeing Terry and Paul help those who had badly botched plastic surgery. I hate how they whined about how they looked right after the surgery, before they had healed. Ungrateful whiners make me mad. How many people who’ve had tragic things happen to them must live with how they look now and can’t afford plastic surgery? I say go find those people, help them and they will be grateful for any change in their current look.
    At least the Ho-wives Hubby’s seemed tolerable enough, but only time will tell.
    I had to tape Little Women LA so I missed the drama with them. I’ll get caught up by Friday.
    Happy HuMp Day!!!!
    Di

    • Powell says:

      Yes Diana he looks weird. He doesn’t even look like “Ken”. I missed the show. From what you’re describing ungrateful people aren’t wanted in my book. I’d like to see people that had accidents, born with disfigurement.

  23. Powell says:

    I’m so glad to be home. Did you all remember that today bus the 5th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death? It’s hard to believe it’s five years.

    • mrs peabody says:

      I saw that, I remember I was driving home from babysitting my grandkids. Couldn’t believe it when they announced it. I always remember him as the little kid singing Ben. I used to love watching them on tv, I always thought they were the black Osmonds (sorry I was a kid). Anyway I always liked them as the Jackson 5. So sad as a preventable death, I really feel for his kids. Say what you want about him but he was a good dad.

      • I didn’t realize until after he died how badly he was burned filming that commercial…they showed pictures that I had never seen before and it was worse than I imagined… I think that is what started the drug addiction…idk for sure but it would make sense.. I wish I had never seen the pictures.

        • Powell says:

          Yeah that’s what is believed to have started his addiction. He had a hard time w/pain during simple medical procedures, dental, dermatology. He did go to rehab back then . IMO he wasn’t given the tools needed to handle pain and there enlies the sleep disorder that he also didn’t receive proper treatment for. So sad. If he’d received the proper interventions at that time he’d still be alive.

  24. Exit4 says:

    In think aviva is the new BFF of TRexs favorite site-ROL. Today’s first story was about George’s spinoff that was posted above or yesterday….which Andy said was a lie. Now the entire cast is being fired sans Ramona. With aviva as a special guest star!! Lol.

    We will be hearing about this for a year….

    Rating were up last night per Simon-but not by much.

    • T-Rex says:

      Hmmm NO FauxLegHypochondriacViVA on the show and the ratings go UP! I believe they were up on the last show she wasn’t featured on either! Bravo, take note please!!

  25. I watched Botched last night and I liked it. The patients were unlikeable IPPHO. The women with the Uniboob didn’t need surgery to begin with, the woman with the nose had “old ribs” that was funny…she seemed ungrateful, and the Ken doll guy, I have seen before and he needs a Psychiatrist not a Plastic Surgeon. I like both Terry and Paul and am looking forward to more episodes.

  26. Exit4 says:

    I remember when MJ died-I was at home and saw it on TV. I felt old. When your icons start dying-it does that! I saw the Victory Tour 1984 (I was 11) at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The same place they did Live Aid. It was torn down years ago.

    I also noticed that his death actually led MTV to start playing videos again. For a day anyway! I remember having a “Thriller Party” with a bunch of kids when it debuted. Still have the album-yes on vinyl. Not too long ago at target-we passed by a retro record player and my son asked me what it was. I said a record player. He said “what’s a record?” I said you play music on it. He said “No, that’s the iPad”. And stared at it and poked at it like when the indigenous people saw a coke bottle in that old commercial.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I love your description of your son and the record! MJ died the day the baby of my family went to an overnight college orientation. I remember feeling kind of shaky that day. Too many changes.

    • Powell says:

      LOL TexasTart. Your son I’d funny. 📻☎📹💿💾📼 To kids these are technologies that makes them go “Hmmm? 😟”.

    • chismosa says:

      Exit i remember where i was when i learned of his death too. And Kurt Cobain. I’m thinking of who else also…..Princess Di i remember but she’s not music..

      Your story of the vinyl is very funny, i don’t know how old your son is – still young i believe– but i can tell you all the people aged 20’s on ————> up to way up in age all love their turntables these days. It’s what’s keeping my family’s business afloat. People are CRAZY about turntables and vinyls again. They’ve learned what true music people always knew, music sounds better on them! It’s a soaring market.

      That said, i’d die without my ipod. LOL

  27. ladebra says:

    Nothing to do with anything, I just couldn’t resist the cuteness!

    • Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

      Precious.

    • T-Rex says:

      Oh how cute, but crap I am having puppy-pangs and want another one, but my husband and family said that if I even think of getting another dog they are going to find a “home” for me, since I am clearly insane, HA! LOL Thanks for sharing though it’s adorable.

      • ladebra says:

        You’re so funny 😛 I get my puppy fix with my bosses new golden retriever, Sadie. She is just such a bundle of happy. But I don’t have any of the doggie downer effects: shedding, walking, house training, shoe shredding lol.

        • ladebra says:

          Boss’s*

        • T-Rex says:

          Well, I have five doggies now, so my opinion is “what’s one more”, HA! We were helping with a rescue group, we had two doggies and then the other three came to us from rescues calling and saying they couldn’t place a dog. The INN is closed now according to my husband and once this set is gone we will never have more than two dogs at a time. The group are small dogs though, not a single one over about 15 pounds.

          • chismosa says:

            five dogs ! wow i didn’t realize! What commendable work you do helping rescue organizations. Happy birthday dog mama ❤

        • LaineyLainey says:

          And…your kitties wouldn’t like you bringing a puppy home!

      • Powell says:

        Nothin wrong w/a little more puppy love. 🙂

    • LaineyLainey says:

      That melts my heart!

  28. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Crazy crazy weather around the country. So much rain and flooding. We had a heck of a storm last night. I hope you all are ok.

    JNNTJ how was Annabelle’s graduation? She looked so cute and studious. Do you and Kevin ball like a proud mom and dad? I hope it was great for you all and the graduating class and their families. 😄🎓🎈🎈🎊🎊 Congrats Annabelle.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Powellypooh! I was absentish from the blog yesterday…any news from Jan? I feel so behind! There’s a pic of Annabelle!? I need to catch up! All our Lynnfam babies are growing up!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Thanks Powell-the graduation was long and HOT!! OMG I have never been so hot in my life-they had it inside b/c it was supposed to rain-the heat took my mind of crying!! (I did cry when they called Annabelle’s name of course-but just a little!!) after the graduation one of Annabelle’s friends had a party and invited a bunch of us over-it was a great night!
      Chismosa-Regents scores are coming in…Annabelle has been holding her breath!! 92 on the biology …waiting for results on Algebra!!!

      • Powell says:

        Sorry it was sooooo hot but I’m glad you had a great time. 92 is great! Good for her. 👍👍 Did you give Annabelle my virtual bouquet of roses? 😉

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          As soon as she gets out of bed I will give her the bouquet!!-summer vacation means Annabelle SLEEPS!!!

          • Powell says:

            I don’t blame her. I remember I tried to do that as much as possible during summer vacation. 😀

          • T-Rex says:

            JnnTj- I remember those lazy summer vacations, my parents used to say we were opposite of Bears, that as teenagers we hibernated in the summer. My dad especially could not believe that two girls could sleep that many hours in one day! LOL!

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              She would sleep all day long if I let and some days I do-but sometimes I can’t stand it-I wake her up and make her do something…anything!!

              • LaineyLainey says:

                I am short. That’s it.

                Nawwww, of course that’s not it, but my kids’ pediatrician reminded me in the summer to let my adolescent kids sleep in whenever possible. She said, kids with the tall gene need lots and lots of sleep. If you don’t let them sleep they are less likely to reach their growth potential and their sleep deprivation can cause problems with coordination and mental alertness (learning). So I had to fight the urge to get their lazy little butts out of bed! She wd tell me, “they are not being lazy!!!! They’re busy growing!!!”

                • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                  Annabelle’s pediatrician told me the same thing-she said leave her alone and let her sleep-but make sure you have a list of chores waiting for her when she wakes up!!!

                • chismosa™ says:

                  This is so interesting !
                  I’m going to tell all my friends this. Wow. Maybe that’s how my bro and I got to be much taller than my parents ? We don’t know where it came from.

                  These days I’m always surprised to see men who are not taller than their own fathers. I’m so used to knowing men be taller than their dads.

                  So cool. I love facts like this

      • chismosa™ says:

        Sorry I missed this catching up— fantastic! Wonderful wonderful. My gosh she’ll make a 1600 in SATs for sure

        I still remember the date of my bio regents because it was a Friday and my dog’s birthday and I remember stupid things – (for me was high school freshman year) – I did great too- I LOVED biology but wanted to kill myself over chemistry and physics. In fact I did HORRIBLY on the physics regents 👎

        Is she moving on to chem next year ? AP??? she’ll probably adore it. 😜

        So happy for her!
        She’s so advanced it’s so amazing. Proud mama and dad you must both be.

  29. MelTheHound says:

    Hello, everyone… Nice and cool here, cool breeze, cool temps, wild kids, wild dog, perfect lazy type summer day that is unusual for the end of June. New blog, I got nothing. Want one, we need submissions..

    Congratulations to Annabelle, JNNTJ 😀

  30. Powell says:

    USA v Germany is on ESPN. ⚽⚽⚽
    I love the US soccer coach’s Twitter absence excuse letter for fans to give to their boss. Brilliant idea and funny.

    • T-Rex says:

      OMG! We are already joking in the offices how much the computer system is going to slow down around 12:15 today. We have several hundred employees and we know that a third of them if not more will be live streaming, even though we have been sent a note not to live stream. I have my cell phone(aka the Crack-phone since I am addicted to it) is all ready to go so I won’t get caught live streaming on my company PC

      • Powell says:

        Offices all over the US. LOL. I’m working at home but I’m sure the staffs in my building will be glued to tv’s and computers. Our building is 6 floors and on each floor a break room w/I think at least 42 inch LCDs/plasmas. They will be crowded.

    • chismosa™ says:

      He’s such an idiot. They don’t like him in Germany for how he is now – as a player back in the day was awesome.

      What a joke. He wouldn’t even speak in German to GERMAN JOURNALISTS. 👎👎👎👎

  31. Veena (NMD) says:

    Montana – Berkshires – C’mon – they must have set up those trips so Aviva could go – yet she ditched them. And LuAnn ends up being demoted – SMH!

    • Orson says:

      LuAnn got demoted because she was holding out on signing a contract for this season unless they gave her a raise. Rather than allowing her to hold up filming, they just started without her. And that got her to sign without the raise she wanted. I’ll bet she won’t be a hold out next season.

  32. Veena (NMD) says:

    We’re watching the game in a local bar (6 pm here) surrounded by Germans – and empty chairs. I guess the rest of the world doesn’t care that much about this game.

    Short blog on a fire and language barrier – http://wp.me/p4kxEH-fM

  33. HuskerHuny says:

    Anyone watch Big Brother? Thoughts? I thought it was a good idea to bring in only 8 at first; I felt I got to know them a bit better than if they had brought in all 16. Not judging anyone yet though; need to see all 16 and then give them a week or so before their true colors show.

    • Powell says:

      I haven’t watched in yrs. BB, and Survivor aren’t the same kinda fun to me any longer.

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      Hello HH! I have been a huge fan of BB since forever and was looking forward to this season since the last one almost made me stop watching. With that said, I found the fist episode very boring. Too spaced out and throwing too many twists at one time. I think they were nervous about last year’s cast and trying their hardest to change things up. I wish they would include a few more people older than 30. I went not past guest’s twitter, and veterans are hating the new format. We’ll see what happens. Do you remember Wil Hueser from a couple seasons ago? Well he has really funny parodies on YouTube.

      • T-Rex says:

        That’s funny about Dr. Evil having the parodies, that was the last season I think I watched of BB. My mom watches the shows and keeps me updated, but she too stopped watching last season out of utter disgust at the contestants they picked. Oh and she believes casting knew EXACTLY how disgusting those folks were, they just didn’t realize they would be as disgusting. They wanted to have some shock value to ramp up the sagging ratings of the previous season.

        • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

          Not surprising considering the questions they ask, T-Rex. That’s why I’d like to see people in their 30’s and up on the show a little. They usually just throw 1-2 people and they become targets because of the idiots in the house. Allison Grodner is the Executive Producer, and after last year’s fiasco, they should’ve fire her.

          Let’s see what happens this season. Will your mom tune in?

          • T-Rex says:

            She said she watched last night but wants to see how it goes, they seem very “vanilla” in the fact that they are all on their “p’s and q’s” that they are on national TV and they are NOT to make fools of themselves this season. She thinks that’s why they added more twists with voting because there may not be as much “drama” between contestants in the house.

            • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

              I would have to agree with your mom’s assertion. I will watch tonight and see how the other 8 are and we’ll learn more about the 2 HOHs and how they may not be safe. I used to record the Showtime BB Afterdark but now it’s on some channel no one gets. Please watch so we can dissect the new cast. 🙂

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Hey FoxyMel! I’ve been such a huge BB fan since forever as well, but it broke my heart last year. There were a lot of ‘twists’ thrown out there last night and not really explained too well. We’ll just have to see how it all unfolds. I also am in agreement about having older participants, 4 of each age decade – 20’s, 30s, 40s and 50s. These 20 somethings have way too many hormones ranging and the game gets lost in all of the showmances. Pizza Boy could have really played a great game last year had he done his thinking with his top brain and not his bottom brain when it came to that dirty skank Amanda. I do remember Wil and I’ll have to find him on YouTube. Look forward to discussing this season with you for the next three months.

        • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

          I forgot about Pizza boy from last season because of the other idiots in the house. I agree, I would’ve loved to have seen him play the game and not enter into a showmance with the horrible Amanda. I can’t wait for tonight. We’ll discuss the second 8 tomorrow. 🙂

    • ladebra says:

      I watched last night HuskerHuny. I haven’t watched in a few years, but I was an avid fan – into the live feeds, etc. About the time they brought Showtime After Dark and went all soft porn/showmancy I stopped watching. Not what I enjoy. Anyway, I like that they only started with the 8 – but the idea of the America’s Team is just not something I enjoy. BFD. So I might give it another few episodes, but if they start jacking around everyone, and interfering with game play, I’m out.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        I didn’t get to watch much last year (thank you God) because Time Warner and CBS were feuding. But I did keep up through the blogs. If I had the chance to watch it, I would have shut it off for sure. If this season takes a turn toward that kind of behavior, I too, will be tuning out.

  34. designernailsdiana says:

    Tomorrow night I’ll have Isaak from 6 until about 11 while my 2 daughters go out to celebrate a friends birthday. I’m going to teach him how to pick out clothes so he only picks the ones Gramma makes him. LOL He likes watching me sew so we might finish Mommy’s swimsuit together if I don’t complete it tonight while watching Hell’s Kitchen.
    So sad to hear that Caleb Bankston, Colton’s partner from Survivor Blood vs Water died yesterday in a train accident. I liked him.
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/25/showbiz/survivor-contestant-caleb-banks-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    • Powell says:

      HA! Isaac has you wrapped around his little finger. 🙂 Have fun.

      • designernailsdiana says:

        Yes you’re right he does have me wrapped around his little finger. But I’m not complaining because he’s my little sweet buddy.

  35. chismosa™ says:

    Hi all — TARTS just want to wish you very good luck tomorrow. I’ll be thinking of you – big hug xxxooo 😘😘

    Staying away from any news and walking around with ear plugs – so going to watch games now.
    Have a good Thursday all!

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Thanks, I needed that hug! 😘

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Take a hug from me too!! I ❤️ you Tartsy!!! All will go well-good thoughts and prayers!!!!

        • chismosa™ says:

          Jill—- sorry I missed that you had the graduation yesterday – I hope it went wonderfully. Congrats to Annabelle and you mama!
          👏👏👏🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓

          She’s so cute. I had glasses like that when I was her age 😎

        • Jan (TexasTart) says:

          I got it, Jill! Thanks for sharing Annabelle with us! ♡

  36. Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

    Sending good vibes to you Jan. Rest easy.

  37. Powell says:

    Hey peeps. I don’t watch BB but was looking at it for a few minutes. Ariana Grandee’s bro is a housemate and HoH? 😱 The other houseguests won’t like that when it’s revealed. And why was Julie Chen doing a Miss America side stance when she was giving the intro to this week’s epi? That looks just odd. Women fo that to make themselves look thinner on the red carpet or a beauty pageant contestant. 😜

  38. Powell says:

    And NY Med comes on at 10 est.

  39. ladebra says:

    This one is for you Rex!

    • Powell says:

      Ladebra now you’re just not being fair. 2 cute puppies in one day is too much. My gosh this is the cutest pup I’ve ever seen. 😍 🐕

    • chismosa™ says:

      Too much !! Love it !

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing EVER!!!!

    • justanothermary says:

      Awwww – I want one.

    • T-Rex says:

      OH good grief! I was pouting to the Mr Trex about “what’s just one more?”, HA! I love beagles, I have mostly Pomeranian mixes and we have one that is a full bred beagle that was bred with a full bred pomeranian, looks like a baby golden retriever, but acts EXACTLY like a beagle. He is a rescue someone paid big bucks for a full bred mutt, then gave the boy away since he liked to climb and get out, typical beagle traits. Best dog I have ever owned, I know the other babies some times get jealous, but he is my sweet baby boy!

      • chismosa says:

        awwwww
        Does yours howl? i know of people’s whose did howl

        i get so sad about beagles because i think people don’t realize that companies STILL use them for experimentation. Since it’s still the 1700’s and we haven’t learned to stop using other animals yet. Poor beagles! That picture is just too too much. I can’t take it!

  40. VV™ says:

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  41. Hi everyone!! I’ve been meaning to stop by and say thank you for the bday wishes! I’ve been swamped with work but saw and really appreciate it! Hope you all are doing well.

    Did anyone see Million Dollar Listing Miami last night?? Thoughts?? I’m not giving my opinion yet until I hear what you all think 🙂

    xo.

    • Powell says:

      Hey DJP. I hope you’re doing well. I forgot about MDLM. I was watching BB Theory, The Millers, Gang Related then NY Med. T V really worth watching. 🙂 I do want to check it out though. From the promos it looks like a few of the realtors are a handful.

    • chismosa says:

      hello my love…….
      i hope you are doing well. —
      i am actually going to give the miami show a shot. Since RHOM seems cancelled— (though they were playing it the other day i think???)- and i like seeing miami.

      But if they’re too annoying i may stop.

      Big hugs xxoo

  42. justanothermary says:

    I watched about 5 minutes and turned it off. The first guy they showed was a total turn off to me.

    • Cristina (djprincessc) says:

      Ok good, I didn’t connect with any of them and thought it was so boring. I bet they cancel it right away. No way it compares to LA and NY!

      • Powell says:

        Uh oh. Doesn’t sound good. What’s up w/Miami Bravo shows not lasting? Also I can’t remember what network it was on but another RE show in Miami was cancelled. The lead was I think Katrina? She was on one of the Apprentice seasons. She worked w/her ex husband. Her mother and sister worked in the office. They had big clientele, mostly pro athletes. Anyway it was cancelled. Do viewers not like RE shows in Miami? 😏

        • chismosa says:

          powell i watched a couple of episodes of that because i remember Katrina and liked her on Apprentice.
          That whole station was cut off so i think it had no chance.(well i suppose they could have moved it to E or Oxygen or Bravo)

  43. T-Rex says:

    Anyone watch NyMED?? I wasn’t going to but was flipping through the channels while trying to get to sleep and watched because of the spinal surgery they were going to do. That is what I had done in December and wanted to see what they did to me. My incision and scar were much longer, and in my case they pretty much knew it was Cancer from what my neurosurgeon said. Glad the guy on the show had a benign tumor. Although I am quite jealous that the guy could walk and do pushups and everything after surgery, while I am still walking with a cane. But I did have a more intensive surgery as well since my surgery was 7 hours and they cut into more of the spine.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      I did watch it and LOVED IT! I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to medical shows. Wasn’t it interesting to watch that surgery knowing that’s what was done to you? You have a strong spirit and I’m sure not only will that cane be gone, but you will be flying as well!

      • T-Rex says:

        The really freaky part was when they removed the bone, then put it back, I had no idea that’s what they actually did, but then again what did I think when they told me they “opened” up my spine. apparently something different! I still have pain to the touch in that area, said could take up to a year for that to go away. It was neat to see the doc check for movement in the arms, they did that to me, and the legs, and they made notes that my right leg wasn’t responding well at that moment, which is what they saw on their information during surgery. Again amazing to see the advances in surgery and what these folks could do. I was really lucky to, my surgeon was the Head of Neurosurgery and a very respected Neurosurgeon in the industry as a whole

      • Powell says:

        Yesterday on GMA Robin went to watch Dr. Oz do a surgery. Robin was in the operating room. I would love to do that. I’m not really squeamish.

    • chismosa™ says:

      I TRex I dvr’d. I saw the special on Nightline where they showed the young man who came in for a heart issue (aorta? Maybe?) and then months later after 4 surgeries in Arizona he comes back to thank dr Oz.
      I just thought Oz was being too tv-happy on this show. He only operates 1 day a week and id be in shock he was on call or on schedule the particular day this case came in to the ER. With a camera crew I’m sure he was glad to appear !

      I liked it last year. So crazy some of the stuff. I hope to catch up and that it’s good this year and not just dr Oz going down the halls the 1 out of 7 days he practices and walks around telling nurses to eat carrots and not those chips. Barf.

      I’ll look for the neurology (neuro-oncological?) case that is like yours.

    • Powell says:

      I did. I was so glad it came back. I loved S1. That was incredible surgery. Wow! Now we know kinda what you went through. I’m sorry yours didn’t turn out like Sean’s. I couldn’t get over him not telling his wife about all the appts he was going to. I get he was trying to protect her until he definitely knew but I don’t understand him carrying the stress of it alone. It was amazing he was doing those push ups.
      I felt bad for Nurse Duke getting fired. I didn’t see anything wrong w/her tweet. She was just showing the ER room debris to say see what it took for the nurses to take care of a patient. She got escorted out of the ER. But on Twitter she was saying she learned her lesson. I’m glad she got a new job.
      How about that actor w/the torn aorta? Dr. Oz was talking to him and all of a sudden he got that excruciating pain in his back. Dr. Oz stayed right there w/him holding his hand, rubbing his head, and he spoke to his mother. Now that’s doc care everyone deserves. It was a really good epi.

      • T-Rex says:

        Powell to be fair about the Nurse getting fired, since this is my first show I completely understood why she got fired, even if she was a good nurse. If you listened to some of the information the nurse said she had been WARNED and not once, several times about her posting things about the hospital. She even said she has a “hard head” when it comes to being told what to do, and that she posted the pictures because she wanted folks to “like her” and in my opinion to get her 15 minutes of fame, and it backfired. Their is strict protocol in the medical industry about what can and can’t be made public, so I completely understood the hospital firing her, especially since she had been warned, and I would be she was warned in writing and it was in her permanent file. Glad she got another job, and hope that she keeps her phone in her locker at work!

  44. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. TexasTart I’m sending you good vibes and a BIG hug. 🙅🙅 Everything will go as planned and you’ll be home in no time.

    It looks like it’s a great 🇹🇬🇮🇫 today. I hope you all don’t work to hard and you have a great day.

  45. Foxymel11(Mel) says:

    Good morning everyone! TexasTart, I’m sending you my best wishes for today.

    Happy. Birthday T-Rex and Stars! You share your birthday with my dad. :0)

    • chismosa™ says:

      Wait it’s TRex and Stars’ bdays ???
      Is this Stars that recaps for us?

      Happy birthday both ladies 🎉🎉🎊🎊🎉🎉🎊🎊
      And to your papa Mel

      Tarts, thinking of you ❤
      ✊💜💜

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        Hello Chismosita! Thank you for my dad’s wishes. Yes, they updated at the bottom that it was their birthdays.

        Have a great weekend. Did you catch up on your sports shows yesterday?

        • chismosa says:

          i missed the top because of how i scrawl on the phone— got it now 🙂

          Yes i watched only 1 game so not the normal 4 hours a day of games. This weekend it’s 4 games. Can’t WAIT!

          and i have to follow what’s up in the nba– lebron, carmelo? leaving? whuuuu? I don’t like Carmelo – his ego and all. I am glad he’s leaving, and i knew he’d leave as soon as Phil Jackson came on

      • VV™ says:

        Happy Birthday T-Rex and Stars99!!! !!! 🎊🎊🎉🎉🎂🎂🎁🎁🎈🎈

    • Powell says:

      Happy Birthday T-Rex and Stars. I hope you celebrate the whole weekend. 🎂🎂🎊🎊

    • ladebra says:

      Big Happy Birthdays to T-Rex and Starzy!!! Hope you celebrate all weekend long!

      • HuskerHuny says:

        A very happy big birthday weekend to our girls! Take a deep breath, blow hard and make those wishes come true!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      happy happy Birthday to TRex and Starzy!!!! Woo hooooooooo!

  46. Veena (NMD) says:

    Happy Birthday T-Rex and Stars.

    Jan – sending positive thoughts your way for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

    New blog http://wp.me/p4kxEH-fT

  47. cusi77 says:

    Happy Birthday T-Rexy and Starsy99!!!!! Have a wonderful day Amigas Queridas!

  48. Foxymel11(Mel) says:

    I need your thoughts in this….

    My dear husband bought me beautiful diamond earrings for my birthday on Tuesday. I never want him getting me anything expensive because sometimes I feel like he won’t research anything and will just buy whatever the sticker says (and I don’t need anything expensive). Anyway, I was very happy with them until I saw the receipt. I started looking online and it’s $50 less in every other jewelry store including the store he bought it at. So I called and asked why this was. The lady told me that FYI, the store will always cost more than online. Huh? Even if it’s the same exact item and it’s not on sale ? She is going to ask her manager and get back to me. My dilemma is that I don’t want to disappoint my husband if indeed they overcharged him for the earrings. It does have a return policy for like 30 days or something. What would you do?

    I am hoping she just credits $50 towards his credit card, but I doubt it.

    Thank you!

    I saw the info guide for the upcoming NY episode. It says they go camping?!! What is going on here? I don’t want to see them go camping!;)

    • I know this feeling!!! I have learned to just let it go and not obsess over it. I am the one that gets the deals and he is the one that just goes and buys….. I know it doesn’t sound romantic at all but now I ask for gift cards, lol. We have been together 33 years and the last 4 or 5 have been great for both of us because he knows the stores I like, he can just get me the gift card and I can take advantage of the sales/coupons or deals…. I have a few pieces of expensive jewelry that just sit in the box, not my style… You could return them and order them online and but he might get his feelings hurt…is it worth the $50? Another idea for future purchases is a lot of websites have wish lists…you could make wish lists and let him know and give him the promo codes, of course, lol.. To me $50 is a lot of money, to my husband it isn’t…..so there is that….

      • chismosa says:

        yes ^^^^^ why not just order them online and do a switcheroo without him knowing??? that’s what i thought?

        And the store itself should allow you to go there and show the receipt and give you back a credit to the store at least.

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        I think you’re right, princesspindy. He was so happy to give them to me, plus we hardly ever buy each other anything for our birthdays or anniversaries. I think I’ll just not tell him and let him know that in the future to just get me a gift card or something specific that I want (and checked the price on). Thanks for the advice. 🙂

        I like the idea of gift cards–it’s what you want and it’s practical.

        • I have a special wallet with all my gift cards…and then when I do buy something, I tell him and it makes him happy because I am happy…works for us…

    • Powell says:

      Happy belated birthday Foxymel. Very sweet of your husband. Ok. #1 Are the earrings expensive enough that if they were stolen you homeowners insurance will cover them or would you need to have more insurance coverage? I ask that so that it can be your excuse to your husband for inquiring about the price. #2 Tell your husband that you love the earrings. It was a very thoughtful gift that you will cherish. You did find that they overcharged him and that it’s wrong for them to overcharge him. I would want the $50 back. The only thing about pricing from online and in-store that I know of is taxes. Some States don’t charge taxes for off-line purchases if there’s no store in your State.

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        Thanks Powell! The earrings weren’t expensive enough to really insure them. The only pricey pieces I have are from what my mom gave me. 🙂

    • chismosa says:

      Melcita happy birthday— ! Are you a cancer? or was it last last week?
      Hope you had a lovely one with your kids and hubby. You are so cute and an honest great wife to worry about your hubby’s feelings. I’m sure the ‘marrieds’ here will advise you well.

      feliz cumpleanos!

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        Gracias Chismo! Yes, I’m a Cancer. My hubby is the sweetest. Although I was pissed he brought me a whole cake for me to eat. Ugh

    • Eastbayca says:

      Enjoy the earrings.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Enjoy your beautiful earrings and Happy Belated Birthday!

    • designernailsdiana says:

      $50 can buy a LOT of fabric or nail polish lol
      Men just don’t bargain shop, unless it’s for their power tools. 9 yrs and my DH knows to check for coupons online or on his emails.
      I’d insist on a credit back to his card. I’d tell the manager that’s shady and you won’t let him ever buy from their store again.
      I’m going Camping in a month and I KNOW my camping will be a helluva lot more fun to watch than the Ho-wives camping/fighting. It’d be nice to see them mauled by a bear, but even bears have standards and don’t want skin n bones or rotten meat.

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        That’s true Diana. Plus, I hate feeling like I’ve been ripped off! These little things stress me out and I really should just try to relax.

        Lol about the bears and the housewives. I can’t imagine Aviva going camping! Maybe in an RV? Where are you going camping and who are you going with?

        • designernailsdiana says:

          Fortunately camping with friends north of the twin cities. I’m increasing my intake of iron so I’ll have some blood left after I feed the Mosquitos. Oh I’m packing my epi pen too.
          Imagine camping with OverSexedSonja, JoksterTerryDubrow, DrunkSlutSTFUBrandi, CareFreeCarole, InFurryatedGretchen, SlimeBallSlade and ME. That about sums the group up only nobody fights except with their significant other. 90% stay semi buzzed the whole time and drunk girls falling into the ICE cold kiddie pool. I stay sober and laugh a lot!!
          Who wants to see Camping with Princess Di? Or Camping with the real Ho-Wives?

          • LaineyLainey says:

            I’ll watch camping w our Princess Di! I won’t join you! But I’ll watch from the comfort of my mosquito free ac living room.

  49. chismosa™ says:

    PINDY 🆘🆘🆘🆘🆘🆘

    JOE M will be on Wendy next week. Dying.
    I know you’re busy but just FYI.

    • Powell says:

      😀

    • Thanks!! I never watch Wendy but I will DVR it…he is out promoting his stripper documentary and True Blood….

      • chismosa says:

        he is WAYYYY too intelligent for the body he has. I’ve read interviews of him and he’s super intelligent/ intellectual for your typical actor. If i could superimpose Ryan Gosling’s face on his body=== perfect man! But no he’s adorable too.

        i can’t believe he’s naturally basically hairless on his body— and he is sicilian!!?? and i thought i read he’s part armenian/ middle eastern somewhere. (as told to Andy on wwh)

        Powell— wendy will be SO excited to see his height. She’s such a height girl- and she’s made me one too LOL

        • Powell says:

          “He is WAYYYY too intelligent for the body he has.” HAAAA!!!! 😀 Boy oh BOY are you right!!

  50. AZGirl says:

    Happy Birthday T-Rex and Starzy! Have a wonderful day.

  51. Powell says:

    Watching Dish Nation and Porsha from ATL is co-hosting. Apparently Ian Zering was concerned about Brandi’s excessive drinking while they were doing The Apprentice. He told her his concerns and she thanked him for being a friend. Porsha asked was Brandi doing the drinking on the show and said she understands drinking on HWs cuz the show makes you drink. She also said “they” make sure the HWs have plenty to drink. Also when they are doing their TH, confessions is what Porsha called them, they ask fo they want something to drink. Once they asked her and she said she didn’t have any wine in the fridge and they told her they’d get some. A lot of times in her TH she had a lot to drink. So Bravo keeps them drunk to loosen their lips.

    • chismosa says:

      omg Powell. Thanks for this.

      A) why is Porsha even doing any media— this tells ME that in fact she IS unfortunately allowed back on Bravo. Disgusting… I know all the stars on the HWs are lame but i cannot believe they allow her back on. (Teresa and Ramona’s episodes i feel differently about, just me)

      2) Why does all this Apprentice gossip keep coming out when the SHOW IS NOT ON THE SCHEDULE. What is TAKING SOOOOOO LOOOOOONG. urghhhh. and a season i was looking forward to!
      Jonas – whatever brother- the eldest- was on wwh last night– so he’s in the limelight too… so these F/G/H – — list stars are coming out of the woodwork i think to build up the show being mentioned at some point. Soon we’ll see Trump on some interviews. Fingers crossed (insert emoji here) he’ll be on W before she leaves mid-July. That would be great gossip.
      how can Atlanta or BH air while Apprentice airs— that’s just too much i think. I would think nbc would want their stars staggered out.

      III) the drinking—-> no wonder kim richards’ problem was exacerbated on the show, no? didn’t watch back then but i’m sure that didn’t help. It’s funny because you can tell that Kenya is so on point and just KILLING it in her TH’s ….
      we see Kristen have a beer in one TH. Don’t think i’ve ever seen anyone drink a glass of wine on the TH. Surprised i haven’t spotted a Ramona Pinot on her TH’s. She also is like Kenya and is level-headed on her TH’s.
      Unlike the CountLess who is so forced on her talking heads. She needs to not be so forced with her attempts at being witty. Doesn’t come off natural darrrrrling. It seems like she’s reciting lines some comic wrote out for her!

      Porsha did seem drunky at her THs. Maybe added to the new lexicon.

      • Powell says:

        LOL. They showed a pic of Kenya on The Apprentice and said to Porsha look at your co-star and Porsha said “you did say CELEBRITY Apprentice”. Meaning Kenya is no celebrity. 😉

  52. Powell says:

    Oh lordy. Shannon and Tamra are doing a commercial for Tammy the Movie on Bravo kinda like what Kyle and Mo did.

  53. MelTheHound says:

    Blog updated with this news from Jan’s husband

    This is Jan’s husband. She got through the surgery okay, please post on the board and let the others know. Thanks

  54. HuskerHuny says:

    Going to my high school 40th class reunion tonight and then to the all-school alumni banquet tomorrow night. I can’t decide if I’m excited or not. I only had 74 kids in my class and it looks like only 25 of them or so will be in attendance. One old boyfriend who I haven’t see for over 20 years. It will either be an early evening or I will be the last one to leave. Whoopee!

  55. VV™ says:

    First-class move: Amy Adams gives up seat to serviceman on flight – Entertainment – TODAY.com http://www.today.com/entertainment/first-class-move-amy-adams-gives-seat-serviceman-flight-1D79861091?cid=social_20140627_26848816 via @todayshow

  56. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    Thanks Jeff, and to each of you that took the time to pray and send well wishes, it worked like a charm and I did see the messages above. ♡

    I’m fortunate to be in a private room in the hospital .. well not of fortune to be IN a hospital, but to be in a private room and my sister has her own little roll away bed so we could have slumber party. She’s slumbering right now!

    Everything is going well to much better than expected. I hope to be discharged today. Enjoy your day! 🙂

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