Southern Charm: Emotional Rollercoaster

Y’all, this episode was so emotional!  I legit cried myself to sleep because it brought up unexpected feelings for me.  I found myself relating to Cameran, Shep, & Landon – words I never thought I’d write about Landon.  I thought this particular episode seemed to be shown out of order & referred to things off camera, so instead of following the episode like I normally do, I will recap by situation.

Cameran & Chelsea:
Cam called Chelsea to get together for HH, but Chels was already planning to meet Kathryn to pick out outfits for a photo shoot.  FashionChelsea invited Cameran along, which she seemed happy to accept.  I think my girl Cam has really turned a corner from her bad attitude last season towards Kathryn…at least for now.  On the other hand, did Chelsea & Kathryn’s budding friendship not get filmed? I’m a little confused.

Landon & her Dad:
Landon drove out to some properties that her dad wants to develop.  He’s clearly showing her this because he’s tired of footing her bills; he’d rather have Landon on his payroll.  Daddy Clements is still real confused about “Roam” that has no name, us too dude, us too.  The only nice thing I’ll say about Landon, & I’ll deny it if you ask me, is that I appreciate that she wants to make it on her own.  I don’t have family that bank rolls my lifestyle, but I can definitely relate to wanting to be successful without the help of my parents.  Ugh, how dare Bravo make me feel sympathy for BLandon!

Kathryn, Cameran, & Chelsea:
Chelsea met up with Kathryn at a boutique so that she could become a “J. Crew Bitch,” which is now my new favorite thing.  Kathryn adamantly states that she is anything but in her confessional…pretty sure her outfit to Saint’s birthday party could’ve been straight out of the latest J. Crew catalog.  Hey, who am I to judge if you want to pay $180+ for a sweater.

Cameran showed up, grabbed a glass of wine, & demanded a fashion show…she also invited both gals to her birthday weekend in Key West..  Fashion Show

Chelsea & the Love Triangle:
Okay, here’s where I also get so confused…  It seems to me that Chelsea neither confirms nor denies when Shep &/or Cameran has point blank asked her about her status with Austen.  Austen will also not confirm if they are dating.

Chelsea tells Austen that Shep tried to kiss her a few times the night before; which infuriates Austen.  They were all three out together at Commodore, & Shep also said what he really thought of her & Austen – they don’t got it.

Shep & Austen…and Craig:
This was just bro by blow!  So, Craig, Whitney, Austen, Shep, & Shep’s friend Beau (how you doin’?) got together for drinks.

Oh hey, Beau: Beau

Sorry Sheppy, you’ll have to move on & forget about me.  Somehow, I think you’ll live. Can we still be friends?

Anyways, enough of my mooning over my new beau, Beau.  Austen laid into Shep immediately; the producers did a horrible job trying to villain-ize Shepparoni, as he had a reasonable comeback to each of Austen’s accusations & he apologized.  They seemed to bro it out, until that stinky weasel of man, Craig, just had to add his two cents.  He kept telling Austen that Shep was an awful friend & tried to fck Naomie, which obviously means he also tried fck Chelsea…blah, blah, blah.  I am hating Craig this season.  Does anyone else feel like Craig is still mad at Shep for sleeping with Kathryn season 1? Whitney, being his charming self, & my new boyfriend Beau tried to diffuse the situation. They both basically thought Austen was a diva & Craig was a shit-stirrer.  Shep ended up walking away with Austen no longer a friend…at least until next week. The Broforce is broken.  broforce

Just so we are clear, if you neither confirm nor deny your relationship status with a person I think that means anyone can keep pursuing you until you shut it down.

Kathryn & Kensie (and the father):
Over in the civilized world, Kathryn & Kensie enjoyed the cutest, sweetest, most lovely photoshoot.  I thought this was a really special scene for Kathryn, maybe even Thomas.  K & K

This part got me so emotional.  Kensie did not want to leave Kathryn’s side & essentially threw a tantrum, as Kathryn so eloquently put it – Kensie can’t express in words how she’s feeling, so crying it is.  Kensie was cognizant enough to go to Kathryn’s SUV & try to get in to go home with her.  This was so heartbreaking.  I bet they all just felt so helpless.

Shep & Cameran:
After Shep’s little incident last week, Cam checked in on her pal.  Shep was up, eating, & reading all before noon!  Once again Cameran encourages Shep to pursue Chelsea – I can see why Shep would be confused – mixed signals everywhere!  Cameran also pointed out that she & Shep were a lot alike – she has trouble with opening herself up to the possibility of motherhood & Shep has trouble opening himself up to love.  Sheppy disagrees & says, “I’m not afraid of getting hurt; I’m afraid of doing the hurting.  I have no connection.”  I totally related to Shep on the connection thing; the longer you go being single the easier it is to close yourself off.

Side note: Cam did admit to both Chelsea & Shep that she encouraged him where perhaps she should have let it be.  She just wants her friends to be in love y’all.  We all need a “my angel” in our lives, right?

Craig & Naomie:
These two morons head back to therapy to bitch at each other.  I honestly think this is the only time they actually communicate with each other.  Craig is right in saying that Naomie should have his back; however, in private Naomie should be able to voice differing opinions freely without retribution from Craig.  It’s a two-way street that neither seem to be able to navigation.

Favorite Tweets from the night: SC4E10.1SC4E10.2

Cameran gets my vote for “Most Improved” since last season, Whitney is a close second.  What do you all think?  Is Shep a villain?  Is Cameran meddling too much? Where do we stand on Chelsea?

Until next time…

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The Bachelorette: Rachel “Left Eye” Lindsay

Sorry for the delay in getting this post up!  So, let’s just dig right in, shall we?

We open right back up where we left off last week; Paulie holding DeMario back from the gate, & Chris Harrison finally doing some real work – holding the guys back so that Rachel can have a private(ish) conversation with DeMario.  His character was assassinated – not to self don’t try to use that kind of talk with a lawyer.  Rachel told him, “I need a man, & what I saw was a boy.”  She sent him home again.

Cocktail Party Continues:
Blake is apparently in love with Lucas & stands over his bed, eating bananas, as told to Rachel by WhaBoom.  This is obviously a lie because Blake is on a Ketogenic diet & doesn’t eat carbs.  Lucas & Blake are so annoying.

Luckily for us, Rachel sends them both home to save our weary souls.

Men left standing after the Rose Ceremony: First Rose Ceremony

Afterwards, Blake & Lucas have the dumbest fake fight.  Seemed real rehearsed to me.

Group Date 1: Bryan, Jonathan, Peter, Alex, Will, Fred
Date Card: Lights, Camera, Action

They went on the Ellen Show.  Rachel claims Ellen is her spirit animal.  The guys strip, why again?  Alex twerked.  What the hell were those pants? Group Date 1

The guys played Never Have I Ever on Ellen.  Alex said something weird about Rachel looking him in the eye, left eye to left eye.  I found a few interesting articles regarding eye contact…you can check them out here & here.

Fred is so sweet, but kind of a sad sack Eeyore.  Three of the six guys kissed Rachel, which made Fred insecure.   He finally kissed her & it was the most awkward…and loud, very smack-y.  Rachel said she felt like she was kissing a boy.  She couldn’t get “bad Freddy” out of her mind.  Rachel did the only decent thing she could & sent Fred home…while holding the Group Date rose, which was kinda cruel.  Alex got the group date rose.

1-on-1 Date: Anthony
Date Card: Meet Me at the Rodeo

They went horseback riding on Rodeo Dr.  They rode their horses into a store to get boots with the spurs, big buckles, & cowboy hats.  This is not the OK Corral, it’s more like the Not Okay Corral.  Anthony's Date

As much as I like Anthony, this date was boring.  Anthony got the rose.

Group Date 2: Brady, Dean, Adam, Kenny, Bryce, Lee, Jack, Eric
Date Card: Sometimes in Relationships, Women Have to Take Charge

Waiting for the group date, Eric’s insecurity is showing.  He attacked Iggy, though a producer Iggy egged him on.

Rachel’s girls from last season showed up & planned the date – Raven, Jasmine, Corinne, & Alexis.  Rachel said “my girls” 11, 234, 987 times…I counted.  I was so uncomfortable with this date.  Mud wrestling.  Bryce won, beating poor, tired Kenny.  Not going to lie, for most of this date I was hiding behind my laptop laughing hysterically…similar to how I behave in front of strippers. group 2

Surprisingly, Eric got the group date rose.

Cocktail Party:
Iggy questions Eric’s fit for Rachel…to Rachel.  Iggy is the Evan of this season.  Lee talks shit about Eric screaming at Iggy.   Okay, so based on Lee’s social media, we learned this past week that he is racist…unapologetically.  But, is he not an equal opportunity racist?  He has a problem with Eric, but not Iggy.  Looks like he’ll have more issues with Will & Josiah (or was it Kenny?).

To Be Continued…

There were a lot of fantastic Tweets from the night; these were my faves: E3.1E3.2E3.3E3.4E3.5E3.6E3.7E3.8E3.9

I hate when we don’t get a rose ceremony, it really throws off my bracket picks.  Who are we loving?  We obviously hate Lee & Tickle Monster, right?

Until next week…

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What’s Up Wednesday: May Edition

It’s that time again…time for a quick catch up with me!  WUW WUW Questions

What I’m eating this week…

When the weather gets warmer, I CRAVE salads; in my family we call it “Salad Art.”  I’ve been consistently making “clean out the fridge/pantry” chicken salad.

My current favorite recipe is:
1 8-12 oz. can of chicken breast – drained (I know this sounds gross, but I like the texture of canned chicken)
1-2 celery stalks – diced
1/2 of a purple onion – diced (it adds a nice spiciness)
1 small honeycrisp apple – diced
1 handful of dried cranberries (or cherries) – I like to chop them a little smaller
1 handful of slivered almonds (I like honey roasted)
1 handful of sunflower seed
2 spoonfuls of Miracle Whip, mayo, or Greek yogurt
Mix it all together & enjoy!  I go easy on the Miracle Whip because I’m not the biggest mayo (of any kind) fan…that’s a story for another day.

I’ve been known to switch up these ingredients a lot!  Mama J likes diced pineapple in her chicken salad & pecans.  I’ve done cashews, poppy seeds, Caesar dressing, cilantro, grapes, leftover slaw from Zoe’s Kitchen…you name it, I’ve put it in a chicken salad.

What I’m reminiscing about…

Memorial Day weekend was awesome.  I had Friday & Monday off from work.  I didn’t go anywhere, but…  I didn’t where makeup for 4 days.  I stayed in my pajamas pretty much the whole time.  I watch Hallmark movies & cleaned off my DVR.  I took a nap or two everyday.  I read a couple books.  It was awesome. lazy bones

What I’m loving…

I am absolutely loving Rachel Lindsay as the Bachelorette!  She’s classy, sassy, assertive, funny, & beautiful!  She doesn’t have time for the guys’ shenanigans & doesn’t let them get away with anything. Rachel

You can read my recaps here.

What I’ve been up to…

I feel like all I do is work!  However, I’ve been flexing my green thumb.  I have a HUGE (17′ x 26′) flowerbed on the front of my house, & it is the only spot in my entire yard that gets sunlight.  So, I cut the old, dying plants/weeds down to their stumps, then pulled up all the roots (Wow, was that work!), & I recently planted Red Yuccas, Crate Myrtle shrubs, Lantana, Mexican Heather, a nectarine tree, & a Sago Palm.

Before

Before…

Stumps

Stumps…

No roots

Roots have been pulled & stumps are gone!

red yuccas

Red Yuccas!

I haven’t taken a final picture yet because I need to add more mulch…’cause you know the 12 bags I used wasn’t even close to enough.  #gardeningproblems

What I’m dreading…

Let’s have some real talk, shall we?  By night, I blog & recap my shows.  By day, I’m a project manager in the Energy Sector here in Houston; I’m basically responsible for roughly 200 consultants.  Our company is in the process of switching our accounting system, which I think is a fantastic move.  However, I’m not getting all the information up front & I’m getting mostly trained on parts of the system that I don’t need/won’t have access to.  We are supposed to go live this week (it’s Wednesday!), & not only do I have to know how to use it for myself, but I have to explain it to 200 other people.  I’m dreading this because I’m anticipating the chaos.  I clearly have control issues…

What I’m working on…

This is going to sound weird, but my New Year’s Resolution was to take better care of my skin.  So, not only is Sunday my hair washing day, it is also my beauty pampering day.  I usually do a face mask, foot mask, & hand treatment of some kind.  This past Sunday I did a foot mask that causes your feet to peel 3-5 days later…well, my feet are peeling!  So, I’m working on peeling the layers of dead skin off my feet, & what’s underneath is smooth as a baby’s butt.  The smoothness lasts for a few months!  I know, I know…it’s kinda gross.

What I’m excited about…

I’m excited about a trip I hope to take with a few friends in the fall.  It will be a road trip from Charleston to New Hampshire & back!  I’ve never been to the East Coast – I always tend to go West, so I’m super excited to see the changing leaves.  I want to go apple picking, get drunk on syrup, & go on a moose tour!

What I’m watching & reading…

Watching: Southern Charm!  I love it!!!  You can read all my recaps here.

Reading: Y’all know I love my cheesy romance novels; I finished one over the weekend & am half way through another one.  Novels

What I’m listening to…

I’ve been listening to all The Bachelorette Recaps!  My favorites are from: The Popcast, Here to Make Friends, & Will You Accept This Rose.

What I’m wearing…

I’m living in my flip flops!  Also linen pants are my favs to wear to the office in the summer months…they’re casual, but I can get away with them since they aren’t jeans.

What I’m doing this weekend…

I’ll probably run the errands I put off over Memorial day weekend.  I’ll be getting more mulch, obviously.  I lead an exciting life.  I’ll probably head to the farmer’s market if the weather is nice…I think it’s supposed to rain.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

I plan to take a stay-cation in June.  I’ll be house sitting & dog sitting Lexie for two weeks & the house has a pool!  Yes, please!pool

What else is new…

I’m curious to know if any of you have any auto immune issues?  I feel like I do, but I know they take time to diagnose.  In the last month, my finger tips (the pads of my fingers) have peeled twice.  A friend of mine said that is a symptom of thyroid issues, which is the immune issue I think I have.  I alluded to my health a few WUW posts ago, & have since kind of given up on a diagnosis.  My GP told me I was fat (yes, I know I’m overweight); an Internist, having only met me once, told me I was crazy.  I ventured out on my own to an Endocrinologist who said I don’t have thyroid issues yet, but I will – whatever that means. Are any of y’all going through something similar?

Bonus: What’s my favorite vacation spot…

I have to say, one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on was to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, which is a 30 minute ferry ride from Cancun.  It is a little 6 mile long island.  Most people walk, drive mopeds, or golf carts.  I went there to babysit, & it was the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever been on.  Thank you Maureen & Amy!  We stayed in a house, & it was literally house -> pool -> road -> beach.  So dreamy!

Southern Charm Recap: Olive Branches

I reversed my watching order this week as The Bachelorette came on first instead of Southern Charm.  It would really help me out if Bravo could move Southern Charm to Tuesday, or maybe Sunday.  Although the ratings hold their own, #SouthernCharm is always trending on Twitter along with #TheBachelorette, which really messes with me pulling my favorite tweets.  schedule

The show opens on the Charmers doing their thing.  Kathryn is getting her namaste on. Landon asked Thomas out – he thinks its a date, she thinks they’re just two friends having dinner.  She totally led him on.  Cam calls “her angel” to talk about baby making & redecorating her lady cave, since Jason has his man cave.  Jason wants it to be a nursery. I actually think this was just an #ad for Home Goods.

We focus on Craig as he receives an email from his law school notifying him that he has finally passed, is now a graduate, & can finally take The Bar.  His parents were properly enthused; however, Naomie took all wind out of his sail.  Normally, I’m #TeamNaomie, but she really was rude to Craig.  Maybe it’s payback for him constantly referring to her as a child?  There is a time to support Craig, & a time to say “I told you so,” learn the difference Naomie.Craig

Landon & Thomas go on their date full of mixed signals.  Thomas kept winking at her, which was so creepy.  Landon giggled incessantly.  Landon confessed that Thomas would be ideal for her, but she can’t move past the gossip & Kathryn situation.  Thomas uttered, quite possibly the best line in SC history, “Go f@#$ thyself,” as his attitude towards gossip. I guess this was the code words for the drunk lady at the next table to lean over & rattle on & on about Thomas being Landon’s soulmate.  Landon seemed a bit uncomfortable, but I’m sure that’s because she wasn’t buzzed enough yet.

Sheppy organized a lunch for himself, Craig, Kathryn, & Cameran so they can all re-connect & make any amends necessary.  Shep perfectly pointed out to Cam that if she held Kathryn accountable, then Thomas needs to be held to the same standard.  He is absolutely correct in that.  In a round-about way, Cameran finally agreed while shading Kathryn in the process.  Progress is slow in the South, y’all.  Cameran dragged Whitney along, which made things even more awkward.  Honestly, Shep should have led the conversation to help ease the tension…it was his idea after all.  Finally, Cam extended the olive branch to Kathryn.  They basically all agree to move on & let bygones be bygones.  You guys, I’m finding Whitney to be so charming this season.Olive branch

Craig & Austen play a horrible round of golf (as in their skills), while bitching constantly about Shep.  Craig basically doesn’t have a nice thing to say about anyone but Kathryn. Was Craig wearing a woman’s sweater?  They both basically say that Shep doesn’t want a relationshep (get it?) with Chelsea, but that he wants to “conquer” Chelsea.  Since Chelsea is the girl version of Shep, I don’t think she’d mind.

Over at the Ravenel guest house, Thomas is planning Saint Julian’s first birthday with the nanny.  Kensie, who is potty training, chose the perfect moment of Whitney’s arrival to drop trow.  Hilarious!  Whitney is so uncomfortable around children.  He told Thomas that they all had lunch with Kathryn, & he thinks Thomas should give her a second chance.

Landon met up with her boy toy to confirm that she is indeed an old hen, & a stupid one to boot.  She had a bad day at the “office” & learned that Roam is already taken…duh! That could be determined by a simple Google search.  I’ve never incorporated a name, but guess what?  I Googled the name of my blog & then purchased the domain.  Business 101.  Landon, stick to what you know – gold digging.

Liz & Kathryn met for coffee; I found this scene sadly sweet.  The women end up sharing a small cake to celebrate Saint’s first birthday.  Liz delivered Thomas’ written response to Kathryn’s letter.  We end the episode with Thomas inviting Kathryn to Julian’s birthday party in the park.  Olive branches, y’all!

Favorite Tweets from the night: SC4E9.1

What did y’all think of our Southern Charmers last night?  I still find myself loving & hating Craig from one breath to the next.  What do you all think of Chelsea?  I like her, but something really bugs me about her…can’t put my finger on it.

I promise to actually post a RHONY recap this week.

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The Bachelorette: Kareemed by an Ex

Ugh!  I had internet issues last night, it wasn’t even storming, so this couldn’t be posted last night.  Some of my observations are based on my reactions as I watched in real-time. Overall, last night’s episode was pretty good…drama wasted no time!  As per ushe, we started with Chris Harrison greeting the men after a quick wardrobe change to make us think it was a new day after the first rose ceremony.

Group Date: Dean, Jack, Jonathan, Blake, Iggy, Kenny, Fred, Lucas

Ashton & Mila!  OMG!!!  Kelso & Jackie arrived to greet the guys & let them know that they would be competing for Rachel on the Ultimate Dad obstacle course.  Ashton said Rachel is looking for a real man…with health insurance.  He could not be more correct. Whaboom, Blake, & Dean definitely don’t have health insurance…probably not a 401k either.

Shocking everyone, Lucas won the race!  He beat out Kenny by shoving him out of the way.  Blake cried about it.  I think WhaBoom’s baby was probably dead by the end, but he won.  Ashton, Mila, & Rachel’s reactions were the best!  Somehow I think Rachel would rather have spent extra time with Kenny.Lucas

Lucas wasn’t as annoying during his 1-on-1 time, although he wore a hideous, distracting suit.  Fred told her that he has grown up & matured.  Jonathan taught her how to change a diaper – gross…why was he showing her this?  He doesn’t have children (as far as we know).  Rachel thought all the convos were mundane…until Dean sat down with her. Kenny did well too.  I love Kenny!

Blake’s obsession with Lucas is more annoying than Lucas being here.  The other guys are so unimpressed with Blake & Lucas.  I think it was Kenny that mentioned that the “white guys” were giving them all a bad name – I paraphrased.

Dean got the rose.  He sealed it with a kiss…which Rachel was in to!  Thank god he didn’t eat her face like Bryan did on night one.

1-on-1: Peter

Copper joined their date to Palm Springs.  I love all the dogs!!!  Barkfest looks fun!  But, seriously, what happened to Copper’s leg?  Did he have a cast last episode?  Peter is so hot! Rachel called it, Peter is dreamy.

Rachel’s dinner dress was beautiful.  If she doesn’t pick Peter, I’ll take him.  They talk about the gap in their teeth…if that was my only problem with my teeth, I’d keep it too.  They are so cute together.  They also talked about going to therapy after really bad breakups.  Have we ever had such real talk this early in season?

Peter got the rose. Peter

Group Date 2: Will, Jamey, Diggy, Alex, Adam, Lee, Matt, Eric, Josiah, DeMario

Basketball with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!  Who cares about the actual basketball game, get to the girlfriend!  Rachel was annoyed by Eric’s antics to get noticed.  I loved that Rachel got bored by the game & started dancing with the band…me too girl, me too.  Rachel is smitten with DeMario, which means the girlfriend is his right? Called it.  She sent DeMario home.  Lexi & DeMario annoyed me so much – they wouldn’t let Rachel talk.  Lawyer Rachel had to come out & give DeMario a reckoning.

Before heading to the Group Date cocktail party, Rachel needed a few minutes to collect herself.  She totally bi-passed Chris Harrison – so much for his pep talk.  Anyway, the show must go on right?  I think Rachel handled herself really well with the guys.

I thought Diggy, Eric, & Josiah had the most impressive 1-on-1’s with Rachel.

Josiah got the rose.

Of course this took the entire two hours, so no rose ceremony – this royally pisses me off as most of you know.  DeMario showed back up to ruin the Rose Ceremony…I think the guys are planning to lynch him.

Current men left (I use the term men loosely) & who got date roses: The Men E2

Favorite Tweets from the night: E2.1E2.2E2.3E2.4E2.5

What did y’all think of last night’s episode?  I thought Blake was far more annoying than Whaboom.  I’m okay that DeMario is gone because he’s a douche & Diggy looks just like him.  For some reason I get Iggy & Will mixed up…they looking nothing alike, but I’m always surprised to see them.

The Southern Charm recap will be up later today & RHONY later this week.

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Southern Charm Recap: It’s So Hard to Say Sari

The Charmers would pick the premier night of The Bachelorette to get more interesting… giphy

Did Chelsea compare her lady bits to pork or a port?  I couldn’t understand that thick drawl.  Thomas is apparently now the official tour guide of Charleston.  Kathryn reached out to Whitney to make amends…I thought they did this at the Reunion?

Getting right in to the nitty gritty, we join Craig & Naomie at therapy.  I need a therapy sesh to recover from theirs.  I am #TeamNaomie all the way, but they are both in that place of looking at the bottom line (it’s all your fault, not mine), while we – the audience – can see the bigger picture (neither is always right).  I’m not sure they will get to the bigger picture.

Austen & Landon go on a date meet for drinks; Landon’s drink of choice was a shot of tequila & a Michalob Ultra.  She Drinks like I did at 23.  Landon did reveal that Charlotte the Dog was the flower girl/ring bearer at her first wedding, much to Austen’s chagrin.  Austen basically called Landon a gold digger…he called it as we all see it.  Shep is conveniently back on the wagon & happened to show up at the same bar as his two cast mates.  Landon basked in the glow of calling Chelsea Austen’s girlfriend in front of Shep.  Shep took it well cringey. Shep

Thomas met up with his father.  Like many men from the South & old as dirt, he had corny jokes & bad dentures.  This segment made Thomas seem a little more human & gave us some insight into why he is such a douche canoe now.  Papa Rav was a prick to young Thomas, & left his mother to care for TRav & his special needs brother.  Thomas kinda raised himself, but is still always seeking the approval from his father, who could not care less.

Austen & Chelsea had another date, & just when I was writing them of as boring Austen had to make us all cry.  He shared his ugly cry story about the death of his older sister when she was 10 & he was 7.  This broke my heart…I ugly cried Bachelor style. Austen

To lighten the mood, we head over to Patricia’s mansion & met her friend Georgette.  So, side note – I wasn’t looking at the TV during Georgette’s first appearance & I didn’t realize that it wasn’t Pat talking – they sound the same y’all!  They are in cahoots to make the world’s ugliest caftans.  Watch out Asa & Kyle.  They plan to throw a dinner party with an Indian theme.  I’ve also decided the Michael wearing a lab coat to make drinks is very mad scientist.

Meanwhile, across town in the most blatant set up ever Kathryn got her hair done by Chelsea.  I actually think Chelsea & Kathryn could be a good match as friends.  Chelsea would never sleep with Kathryn’s man, & she would provide a levity when Kathryn starts to wander too close to the Crazy Train.  Kathryn admitted that she sent Thomas a letter to apologize as part of her 12 steps.  In her confessional, Kathryn got emotional explaining how grateful she was to Thomas for making her a mother, etc.  JD joins Thomas at his office, where he shared Kathryn’s letter.

Not to go off on a tangent, but the hand writing in that letter is why cursive should still be taught in school.  No offense to Kathryn, but her handwriting is what I imagine Kensie’s to look like.

Thomas, being the worst, thinks Kathryn is trying to trap him.  Ugh!  Can he be a decent human being for once?

Cameran looked beautiful in her sari at Patricia’s.  Landon was dressed for a toga party, & Daisy was dressed as Daisy from Great Gatsby.  They were not allowed to say four letter words per Georgette’s instructions at dinner…we all assume she meant curse words, but it seemed all four letter words were taboo.  An Indian Healer showed up as the special guest & read their futures.  She correctly predicted that Cameran would be pregnant in 2017 & Craig would pass The Bar in 2017.  During this time I realized, for the first time, that Craig’s last name is perfect for a lawyer.  Get it Con-Over…lawyer’s have that reputation…  The healer also said that Naomie & Craig were soulmates – I give them another year before they call it quits.

The Healer said that Shep would only marry once he becomes afraid of being alone.  On the other hand, Landon’s true love was in the room.  Don’t you find it odd that Patricia is continuously trying to hook up Landon with Thomas, but not Whitney?  Hmmm… hmmm

Whitney hijacked Thomas’ turn in the hot seat by revealing that Kathryn had sought him out for a reconciliation.  For some reason unbeknownst to me, Cameran has a major reaction to this & thinks it is so inappropriate.  Landon was just being Landon.  Craig & Shep immediately defend Kathryn & can’t believe this group is so against Kathryn wanting to say she’s “sari.”  Appalled, Georgette deems the party is over.

Okay, so this season I have had a love/hate relationship with Craig.  Why is he such an ass to Naomie, but will defend Kathryn to the death?  Maybe when Craig & Naomie break up Kathryn will finally give him a chance?

Favorite Tweets from the night: SC4E8.1SC4E8.2SC4E8.3

What did y’all think?  Do you agree that #SouthernCharm is about to get good?  Is anyone watching Savannah?

I’ll check back in the week for RHONY.

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The Bachelorette Recap: WhaBoo

This post is a recap of my first impressions of the guys as they came out of the limo.  As y’all know, Night One is my least favorite due to the sheer number of people I’m expected to remember.  Why was 31 guys the magic number?  All The Men

Without further ado…

In order out of the limo:
Peter: 30: WI – Holy Hottie McHot Pants!  He is much better looking in person, & he was hot in his bio.  They have the same gap in their teeth.
Josiah: 28: FL – Legal terms! “See you later litigator.”
Bryan: 37: FL – Same outfit as Josiah? Speaks Spanish. Rachel flirted with him.
Kenny: 35: NV – He reminds me of Terry from Brooklyn 99.
Rob: 29: TX – He’s from Houston, based on his bio I thought he’d be from the UK or Canada.
Iggy: 30: IL – Iggy was not the body shape I anticipated, but I called it on the hipster.
Bryce: 30: FL – He literally picked her up.  Wore his uniform.
Will: 28: FL – Just say no to Urkel.
Diggy: 31: IL – He wants to teach her how to Diggy.  Can you dig it?
Kyle: 26: CA – He can bake…apparently.
Blake K.: 29: CA – Hot Asian.  i still think he looks like Craig Conover from Southern Charm.
Brady: 29: FL – So many guys from Florida!  He looks like he’s been workin’ on the railroad all the live long day.
Dean: 26: CA – Rachel actually remembered him.  He is better looking in person.
Eric: 29: CA – he looks so much like the character from Get Out that was with the old white lady.  Dancing is their thing.
DeMario: 30: CA – He is good looking.  These guys love a bow tie.  Over-confident.
Blake E.: 31: CA – Hired a marching band.  So, the aspiring drummer wants to be in Drum Line. Nick Cannon should be afraid.
Fred: 27: TX – He knew Rachel from childhood – he was kinda creepy about it.  Rachel calls him “Fredrick, the bad little boy.”
Jonathan: 31: FL – Ewww, tickle monster.
Lee: 30: TN – He’s not as good as Wes from Jillian’s season, but already as annoying.
Alex: 28: MI – Vacuum cleaner?
Milton: 31: FL – He took a selfie with Rachel & purred at her.  Gross.
Adam: 26: TX – He brought a puppet, Adam Jr.
Matt: 32: CT – Dressed as a penguin. Waddling right into her heart.
Grant: 29: NY – Arrived in an ambulance.
Anthony: 26: IL – His head wasn’t as misshapen in person.  Wears an earring.
Jamey: 32: CA – Seemed a little effeminate.
Jack Stone: 31: TX – Has she ever seen him in court?
Mohit: 26: CA – Reminds me of Mike from Shahs of Sunset.
Jedidiah: 35: GA – He went biblical on her, shocker.
Michael: 26: IL – Lots of Chicago guys too!
Lucas: 30: CA – Testicle talk through Kenya Moore’s megaphone.  I wish she really could send him back to the limo.  Is Whaboom a rip-off of the Tasmanian Devil?  Does it give him a migraine to yell & shake like that?

Observations:

  • First make out sesh goes to Bryan.
  • DeMario knows A LOT about pop culture.
    • Might have a thing for Justin Timberlake related obsession.
  • Mo is d-runk…the Mike from Shahs comparison holds up.
  • Milton sounds like Josh Murray…I can’t handle the purring.
  • Fun Fact: Blake E. & Lucas were on a previous reality show together & they did not get along.
  • Kenny is kinda sweet.
  • Rachel is walking like her feet hurt.
  • Josiah is wearing on my nerves.  He & DeMario egg each other on.

First Impression Rose: Bryan

Roses awarded to: Survivors

Would you guys prefer me to keep all the guys & change their photo to B &W when they go, or just remove them (like above)?

Favorite Tweets from the night: E1.1E1.2E1.3E1.4E1.5

What did y’all think of Rachel’s guys?  Are any of them a keeper?  How annoying was Lucas?

My Southern Charm recap will be up later today.  RHONY up on Wednesday/Thursday.

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The Bachelorette: Meet & Greet

Y’all, as I’m sure you know, the beautiful Rachel Lindsay is back as the Bachelorette! Rachel In Case you’ve forgotten, or live under a rock, Rachel is the 32 yo lawyer from Dallas, that got dumped by Nick…he’s a moron.

This is my typical,  first impression post about the contestants.
Vocabulary to know:
IBB: Impression Before Bio – this is my initial first reaction to the guys’ pictures.
IAB: Impression After Bio – obviously this is what I think after I read their bios.

Meet the guys! G1G2G3G4G5G6G7G8

These guys are obsessed with Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson, Denzel Washington, & Matthew McConaughey like last season’s girls were obsessed with mermaids, dolphins, & Olivia Pope.

I’m still trying to decide if I will focus more on recapping my beloved Southern Charm or The Bachelorette.  Southern Charm needs to kick this season into gear because so far it have been a snooze fest with way too much Landon & Craig.  I will definitely recap both, but I may skip the boring episodes.

What were your first impressions of the guys?  Will you be doing a fantasy league?

Until next week…

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Southern Charm Recap: They Are the Hunters, We Are the Foxes

Y’all, like Craig, I too am trying my hand at gardening.  Two weeks ago I cut a bunch of dead/ugly plants down to their stump in my flowerbed.  This past Sunday, I dug up all the gnarly roots with a pick & shovel…my body is now rejecting me.  I’m so sore!!!

The good news is that I should be ready to plant new flowers this weekend.  Mama J is coming to visit for Mother’s Day (this Sunday!), so I’ll let her boss me around in the garden.  Honestly, if I knew it was going to be this cumbersome, I may have never started.

I like to think that Craig would be proud of my start.

As always, the episode began with the morning routines.  Landon is apparently now a painter, Whitney a dog walker, Craig is stuck in traffic makin’ Cameran wait on him, & Shep has a coyote ugly leaving his place.  Sheppy lamented that his “piece” didn’t leave during the night like a good one-night-stand should.

Shep’s doc, from the Quack Shack, called to inform him that he is borderline alcoholic & that his liver is on the road to rejecting him.  He smartly decided to take a week off from drinking…just to see if he could.  Whitney & Patricia discussed Thomas’ lack of game, as TRav’s magic pants are now shit stained.  Patricia feels that Whitney should feel the same way about his love life.  Que the match-making dinner party.  Dare I say that Whitney may actually be charming this season?!?!  Stranger things have happened.

I don’t think I realized just how rude Craig can be.  He made Cameran wait for an hour to look at houses he can’t afford.  Cameran let Craig know that he has “Caviar taste on a Vienna sausage budget.”  Love Cameran!  Craig’s life philosphy reminds me of something my dad used to say, “I wish I had _______, & he had a feather up his ass.  Then we’d both be tickled.”  Cam reminds Craig that he should probably check in with Naomie before buying a rental property, to which Craig said, “ppp-shaw!” Craig

Kathryn & Shep reunite by doing yoga – it was so entertaining.  Best thing I’ve seen thus far this season.  Maybe Sheppy-poo & Kathryn could be Sober Buddies…  While they are bettering themselves, Austen & Chelsea went on another date.  I’m quickly losing interest in them.

Next up, Cameran & Shep had lunch with Ms. Estelle – the voodoo doll.  I think Cameran is all of us when she reiterates to Shep that maybe he needs to settle down.  I agree with her that Shep is bored.  Cam wanted to cast a love spell on Shep…he wasn’t into it.  Cam – I’m available for a love spell to be cast on me! love spell

I’m going to go ahead & skip over another spat between Craig & Naomie.  I’m afraid #OldCraig may be here to stay.  😦  He has no concept of reality…much like Landon.

At Patricia’s dinner party, Whitney helped her by putting out the place cards…you know because a party of 5 needs assigned seats.  Whitney thinks that not having a place card holder is roughing it – not so charming.  Whit & Cameran were basically there to make the setup between Thomas & Landon less obvious.  I, for one, think TRav & Blandon deserve each other.

They all blatantly make fun of Landon’s boy toy, which is a pretty shitty thing to do.  Landon is dating her 26 yo as a place card without the place card holder…she’s roughing it too.  I did love that Pat told Thomas he’d be a fool not to get a prenup from his next victim love.  Landon didn’t love that, which of course makes me happy.

Austen had dinner with his folks.  They basically told him to get a real job with a 401K & health benefits…sound familiar?  Craig needs this tough love heart-to-heart from Austen’s parents.

Moving on to the Sip & See party for Jennifer’s baby.  If I didn’t already love my Shepperoni so much, this episode would’ve sealed the deal.  He stole the show in the most endearing way.  Yoga – yes.  Holding babies – yes.  Playing with Kensie – yes!  Shep

Naomie showed up to the party without Craig, telling Cameran that he wasn’t ready to go yet, so she left without him.  I do not blame her at all!  Jenn caught wind of this, & in front of a few people asked Craig why Naomie was airing their dirty laundry.  There’s the Jenn we all know.  This of course escalated things making Jenn’s mom, in particular, uncomfortable.  Naomie again decided to leave Craig, & caught a ride home with JD & Liz.

Favorite Tweets from the night: SC4E6.1SC4E6.2SC4E6.3

I’m not going to lie, this is the first episode this season that I’ve truly enjoyed.  What did y’all think?  Did you watch Southern Charm Savannah; I was not impressed.

RHONY will be up Wednesday/Thursday.

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RHONY Recap: Multiple Surprise Parties

This recap will be a Tweet Cap.  This episode was tough to watch & I’d Rather be watching Then & Now with Andy Cohen.  If you missed the episode, all you need to know:

  • Carole & her mom campaigned in PA.
    • Love her or hate her, Carole did her part to educate people on the importance of voting.
  • Ramona got a new face for her birthday gift to herself – looked painful.
  • Carole’s Election Party was more of a funeral.
    • Her toast was lovely.
  • Ramona almost ruined her own surprise party, & she’s still the worst.
    • She couldn’t wait for Dorinda to pick her up.
  • Ramona thinks Bethenny needs to move on from their fight.
    • Sonja was actually the voice of reason.yawn

Favorite Tweets from the night: S9E5.1S9E5.2S9E5.3

What did y’all think of this episode?  Is Bethenny justified for being mad at Ramona still?

Until next week…

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