S6E8 Cast Blogs Blogged
Miss Dina asks us to help raise awareness for Childhood Cancer since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Since I am all about supporting an important cause, please share this info on your social media sites and bring awareness to this cause.
Now on to this weeks show… Oh the drama, it seems like it just follows Amber wherever she goes! I do feel for her that she is caught in the middle of this Victoria Gotti gossip web, but zip it girl, not at a meeting for children with cancer! I actually loved that all the girls were so excited to be on board with the event. It was hard to get a word in, but you’ve got to love them for being so enthusiastic about something POSITIVE! We’re used to seeing everyone so fired up about the drama of it all, but THIS is my kind of energy. And yes, heads will roll if anything goes down the Ladybug event. You will have to stay tuned to see how that all worked out!
This whole meeting was a bit crazy and I would be nervous about bringing them all together at a charity event. This crew does not know how to behave themselves and I would be nervous.
Can you believe all the snow we had this winter? It seriously never ended and for those north easterners, you know what I’m talking about. By this time of the season it wasn’t even worth shoveling, because we had blizzards on the daily but I was grateful the girls came over to help. We didn’t get much done, but it was nice to spend some fun time with Teresa and be able to tell her about our Florida idea. We were DESPERATE for some sun and R&R, but as you can see by the previews, it didn’t quite turn out to be relaxing at ALL. And you guys thought Scary Island was bad. Wait till you see this trip….YIKES.
We had a ridiculous amount of snow in North East Ohio last winter. Normally we get a few inches at a time. Last year, we got FEET and we had many days of temperatures below zero. Our kids had 9 days of school cancelled due to weather. Anyhoo…I don’t believe that Dina doesn’t have a guy who comes by to clear or sidewalks and driveway. This was a very contrived scene, but fun to watch. I’m not so excited about the trip to Florida.
Teresa’s facing some hard times and she and her entire family will remain at the top of my prayer pile right now. I know my girls will get through this, Teresa is a tough cookie and those kids are strong like their mama. Join me in sending them some good vibes for a positive outcome and some closure to all of this. BTW, Amber’s REALLY sensitive huh?
The Amber scene was hilarious! And if you didn’t see it on WWHL, go find it on YouTube! They meshed Amber crying with Jill’s horrible phone conversation with Bethany, Vicki’s conversation with the van company and a few other outrageous overlaps. It was so funny! [TexasTart: It was hilarious! Unfortunately, this video could not be found and I’m very curious as to why it’s not available.]
This week’s after party will touch on REVENGE — why do we feel the need to go there? Remember an eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind. Based on our cast’s Twitter feeds, it seems like some seeing eye dogs will be needed soon. Check out the after party on dinamanzo.com for our revenge video, we give you some healthier options, LOL. Also click around our Labor Day beauty and health bonus videos. Monday is a full moon (in my sign Pisces) so it’s a perfect time to start on your road to well being and release all that is holding you back. JOIN ME!
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Lots and Lots of Love,
Thank you all so much for your love and support. Joe, the girls, and I appreciate your prayers and well-wishes so much!
Things TerEsa did instead of write her blog:
1. Met with an appraiser.
2. Watched “The Difference Between a Vasectomy and Mastectomy” 3 times. She is 88% sure she knows the difference.
3. Hired and fired her realtor
4. Binge-watched Orange is the New Black
5. Shopped for a new orange wardrobe
6. Wrote an email to Martha Stewart asking about ingrediences available in prison
Let’s jump right in!
OK, let’s just get right into the beginning of the episode. I was completely on Gia’s wavelength with the giggling when Amber called. My reaction to Amber being so upset was exactly the same as Gia’s: LOL! I’m sorry! It just struck me as so funny, and I know tears aren’t supposed to be funny, but I think the fact that she has only been in Teresa’s presence a handful of times at this point just took the seriousness right out of it. Maybe she’s just a crier? Not sure, but I needed the laugh in this very serious episode.
I laughed at this, too! And TerEsa tried to politely shut her down several times and Amber just kept going. Not even sure why TereEsa didn’t just hang up on her.
Obviously Teresa is going through some very tough times, and Dina and I thought it would be nice just to ease her mind for a little and try to get her to relax and not think about it for a minute. The weather was brutal this past winter and it was getting hard to find a sunny day. So between the weather and the stress we just thought it would be nice to get into the sunshine for a couple days!
Um, more like Bravo thought it was time to get you all out of town so you guys could fight in another locale.
It was nice to get together with all the girls at Dina’s house to discuss the charity event. What’s better than getting together for a good cause? I think it’s great that we all want to put time into the Project Ladybug event and make it a success!
Yes, this is a great idea, in theory, but knowing these women as we do, I don’t think they are gonna behave themselves.
As for the little side conversation, I had no idea what Amber and Teresa were talking about, but I do think everyone is a little curious at this point! I guess you’ll have to wait and see how the rest of us find out what all the whispering was about.
I still love how people say, “I’m not gonna talk about it” yet, you are talking about it in front of a CAMERA!!!
Melissa claims to have updated her website and wants us to check out her jewelry line. Sorry Mego, but the only jewelry I am gonna buy is Joan Rivers’ at this point! (Oh how I miss you Joan!)
OK everyone, this is gonna be a long one. I will try to edit out the boring crap… She starts out blathering about summer coming to an end.
Now on to the episodes. Nicole’s philosophy is if you don’t say, “Please don’t tell anyone,” then it’s OK to tell another person. No matter what the circumstance and the relationships involved. I guess, according to Nicole, everything that has gone down this season is OK to speak about, after all, everyone should know the truth. Then Nicole shouldn’t get mad when someone speaks about what goes on in her life. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, as they say. Then it was certainly OK for Jim to tell everyone about the girl Bobby keeps in Florida. After all, Bobby didn’t say don’t tell anyone.
WTF??? Have you learned nothing? Why are you throwing out all this dirty stuff about Bobby and why do you care?
I find it completely offensive that Bobby shared my personal text to him in relation to what Bobby did to me and shared it to not only with Nicole, but also TeRessa, and then with the world. Again, this shows his true colors. I was reaching out and he used it as a “look at me” moment to impress the twins. I never gave permission to do that, and I think it is disgusting. My intentions and hope were to privately work things out, get through the B.S. and remain friends. This is where Nicole, if she was a good woman and friend, should have said, “She is obviously hurt, you should talk to her. You say she is like a sister, so hopefully you can work things out.” As I said in the text, Jim needed no explanation from Bobby. Jim knows Bobby crossed him. Jim is finished with little piss ants who put more importance on popularity than friends and family. However, I wanted to give Bobby a chance. I was second guessing my conversation in the kitchen the next day after the blow up at his house. Perhaps I was too harsh? Perhaps I did not give him a chance to share his side? What does Bobby do instead? Make my personal text to him a mockery. Jim was right, I should not have reached out to Bobby; he considered me a sister and yet did not want to talk.
How are you offended by this??? You are all being filmed for a show whose sole purpose is to stir the pot. You sent text messages that made you look like a jackass and are surprised that someone talked about these messages? Bobby would be a moron if he didn’t talk about these messages. Also saying if Nicole was a real friend “she should have said” is hilarious! YOU are not a friend to Nicole! You have torn this woman down and talked horribly about her and her “boyfriend”. You kinda lose the right to claim “she should have said”.
You know, between this stunt and Nicole calling me in front of her co-workers on speaker phone, it just goes to shows how they behave like trash. Bobby and twins are completely insincere and only care about themselves. Actions speak louder than words. Did you ever notice that not once so far this entire season have we heard from either one of them a cohesive, intelligent reasoning for their deplorable actions? Nicole did have a relationship with a married man, so why did she attack me and pretend to be shocked and outraged? They just have a lot of bad rhetoric and hot air. Jim and I are very vocal, we recounted what happened because we have nothing to hide and stand by everything we have done. When you have something to hide, Nicole, yes, “silence is golden.” You don’t want to twist the lies up.
<snore> Amber, please stop beating that dead horse. It’s dead. Move on.
OK, OK, OK, on to my most annoying scene to date — my total meltdown when I called Teresa! OH MY Lord! I seriously was annoying to watch, I cannot imagine what you all were thinking. I remember that day, and I can assure you, I was having a very rough and emotional day. I cannot share exactly what was going on yet, but I was going through a very difficult time. I think it just all hit me at once, and I was displacing my fears and anxieties onto Teresa. Not that I do not care for her or her family, I truly do. That was absolutely not insincere; I was emotional for personal reasons and just could not deal. I do wish though that Gia, a 13 year old child, could have been asked to leave the room as her mother talked to both me and Melissa. I guess we have very different parenting styles. In my opinion, Gia should not hear adult conversations. Regardless what you think of my breakdown, I certainly do not give a crap about what she was wearing to court, I am thinking only of her children. Honestly, I wish I was not so empathetic to other sometimes; I take on other people’s heartaches all of the time, and it greatly affects me.
And, as far as asking too many questions, she is right, I did, and I apologize. This is difficult for me; I am unfamiliar with situations like the one Teresa and Joe are in. It is my personality to educate myself on everything there is to know of the situation. I remember when I was being treated there were two groups. Some people being diagnosed with cancer did not want to know anything about it. Their attitude was just give me the treatment and call it a day. As you can see, that is not me, I wanted to understand the science, the medicine, and the statistics about everything that I was going through. I think and think and think repeatedly in my mind until the thought is pulverized. Sometimes it is exhausting; I wish my brain would turn off. But it is just me, always has been and always will be. However, I do have to learn and respect that not everyone is going to be like that, including Teresa.
So, she apologized for making an ass out of herself, but managed to criticize TerEsa’s parenting at the same time. Oh, and she said “the word” so everyone, <drink>.
Going on to the scene where we were discussing Project Ladybug and our trip to Florida. I had not seen or talked to Teresa since being at her friend Victoria Gotti’s home where she shared that bombshell with us. I had no idea what to expect, especially after the attack at Bobby’s house. The best way to explain this to you is to bring you into my mind and have you walk through my thought process.
You managed to call your new friend to grill her about her legal issues, but you didn’t call after Ms. Gotti’s verbal diarrhea??? My friends and I would have been on the phone with each other from the front porch! We would have had to hash and re-hash that story. She then goes unto welcome us into her mind…
Welcome to my mind:
- The twins and I were working things out. Was Teresa going to say something? How was she going to handle it? I did not know Bobby and the twins were trash talking behind my back about reaching out to Bobby. I truly thought were working things out.
Hey, Amber, start using spell check. Your grammar sucks! Mine may not be great either, but this isn’t gonna be read on a network’s website.
- After what Bobby, the twins, and even Melissa did to me, I was not in a place that I trusted anyone. As I looked around the room, I thought not one person who knew I was attacked, not one, gave a sh–. They did not break it up. They were worried about eating and went to dinner to celebrate with the attackers. And remember, it was because of me this group met. They knew one another for a hot minute. So, no, I was not trusting anyone at this point. With that in my mind, I found it suspect and odd that Teresa, who is good friends with Victoria, never heard this shocking piece of information. Was I being set up? AGAIN!?
You were meeting to discuss a CHARITY event. If you felt that uncomfortable or were that paranoid, why did you bother to go?
- More bizarrely we were just asked to go on vacation with the girls. I have never left my children for any reason, so this was a big step for me. Before I even considered going, I wanted to make sure that Teresa knew that first; I would not disrespect her or her friend and blab to anyone about what I was told. I wanted to be crystal clear that I did not know what she was going to do with this information, if anything, but I was not going to do a damn thing with it. I am sweeping it off my front porch!
This conversation could have taken place at another time or place. It was TOTALLY inappropriate to initiate this in mixed company. I was impressed that TerEsa managed to close down the conversation and then change the subject with the main group.
- What did Victoria Gotti gain by telling me this? Just why?! Still to this day it baffles me.
I leave you with a final thought that swirls in my mind still to this day. How did Teresa not know Victoria Gotti’s bombshell about Rino already? That is some story to keep a secret until a causal drop in. Why do the twins blame me and Jim? We did not know Victoria Gotti, so something seemed out of sorts. The meeting was way too coincidental for me. All I know is Teresa brought this rumor to my table, and I was asked to go to Florida with a group of girls who either attacked me or sat idly by as I was attacked…stay tuned.
Must we constantly re-hash your previous blogs? I am actually starting to think Jim is a saint for staying married to you! Can you imagine their arguments…they must go on for years!
I want to wish all the sons and daughters a smooth and enjoyable transition into the school year. Education is so important and very much celebrated in our home. Sending you love and big hugs!
Yeah yeah. Whatever.
Nicole has been very busy tweeting, but seems to have found no time to write her blog. So, I will list the reasons why Nicole couldn’t be bothered to write her blog. You decide.
- She was very busy taking selfies in compromising positions. She sprained her wrist.
- Bobby took her Christmas shopping early this year so he could find something on sale.
- She lost track of time. Bobby is considering getting her a Timex from Rite Aid.
- She has been busy preparing dog food for all of the dogs Dina has been rescuing. She is overwhelmed.
- She went shopping and wore the clothes out of the store without paying (again). She is waiting for TEReSA to post her bond.
So, TEReSA has also neglected to write her blog this week. I have taken the time to list the reasons why…
- She was out buying a dictionary and thesaurus for the family. She bought Pictionary instead.
- She drew a picture of a mallet and a mullet and has asked Rino to match the picture to the definition. This has taken longer than she thought.
- Giovanni is driving her around the city. No wifi.
- She has been selecting TerEsa’s wardrobe for the sentencing. This has been troubling cause the first outfit was planned for warm weather and now we are approaching fall.
- She is very busy plotting Victoria Gotti’s demise. This will take some time.
Real Housewives Of New Jersey
“There Will Be Bloodwork”
The ladies each deal with some monumental life changes. Dina says goodbye to her long-time assistant Luke, while Teresa A. and her husband Rino tackle a medical scare. Meanwhile, the Giudices strive to live a normal life amidst the cloud of their guilty plea and Amber receives startling news from her doctor. Hopefully you-know-what isn’t coming back, or we’ll have to join AA!
Happy Birthday Dickens