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…

Kiss Hug,

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RHONY Recap: Hug It Out

All the episodes on Bravo this week seemed to cram so much into one episode…the hours just fly by!

We opened the episode at Ramona’s Hamptons home at her dinner party; Sonja & Tinsley were the last to arrive.  Tinsley & Dorinda got acquainted & hit if off fairly quickly.   Tinsley immediately shared her life story…as one does.  Dorinda was sweet about it, “We’ve all f*cked up.”  Carole filled Sonja in about the tiff between B & Ramona.  Sonja said that her daughter turned out fine.

I have to say, that pasta looked good at the dinner party, but Ramona definitely did not make it.  Sonja greeted Dorinda & Luann with such a fake, sugary sweet Helllloooo. Dorinda totally shaded Sonja when she announced that she was staying at both Ramona’s & Luann’s.  Then Dorinda went in for the kill.  Don’t mess with Gansta D.  Dorinda could not follow Michelle Obama’s advice.  I was horrified for the guests.Dinner party.gif

Things we learned from this dinner party:

  • Sonja worked for Trump?  Eww.
  • Candace Buschnell is friends with Ramona & Luann.  I wonder if Ramona has inspired any of her bitchy characters.
  • Sonja thinks Ramona should vote.
  • Carole is a champ at eating pasta.
  • Ramona LOVED the drama.
  • Bethenny is spot on with her Home Alone references.
  • Carole dis-invited Ramona to her Election Party; however, Ramona forgot that she dis-invited Sonja to stay with her in the Hamptons.

The next morning at Luann’s brunch, Dorinda & Sonja made up so fast!  Sonja & Luann made up as well, but Sonja proceeded to bend Ramona’s ear about Lu the rest of the time.  Why is she still hung up on Tom?  Does he have a magic penis?  I’m sure this truce is going to last until the end of time… Truce

Back in the city, Bethenny stops by Carole’s where she met the two cats also named Baby. Is Carole fostering cats, or is she keeping them?  I was hoppy happy to hear Bethenny say that she wanted get to a good place with Jason, it must be exhausting to be in constant battle with the father of your child.

Sonja is butt hurt that Tinsley is having lunch with the other girls without her.  Think of it this way – Tinsley is just getting to know her new coworkers.  On a side note, why is Tinsley staying in Sonja’s daughter’s room & can’t bring guys home, but Luann stayed in “the bridal suite” & could do whatever she wanted?

Can someone please get me a transcript of Dorinda & Sonja’s screaming match at dinner?

Favorite Tweets from the night: S9E4.1S9E4.2S9E4.3

What did y’all think of last night?  Did you hear that Cameran from #SouthernCharm is expecting a baby girl this Fall!  So cute!

This weekend I’ll be at the Poppy Fest in Georgetown, TX!  I get to see Diamond Rio – I hope they still have their mullets.  Hope y’all have a fantastic weekend.

Kiss Hug,

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RHONY Recap: Soft-Core Politics

Y’all, I’m such a dingbat!  I wrote this post last week & forgot to hit “Publish.” DUH.  Blogging 101, right?!?  We’re all human, so sue me.

I love when these gals go to The Hamptons!  I wish I lived in their colonial, shingle style homes!  They’re my favorite!!!  This episode was good, but not that much actually happened.

After arriving in The Hamptons, Bethenny & Carole met Luann, Dorinda, & Ramona for dinner.  Ramona chaotically whirled into the restaurant, plopped down, & promptly went for Bethenny’s jugular.  Normally I do not defend B, she doesn’t need my help after all, but this seemed uncalled for, calculated, & vicious.  Ramona

So, apparently 20+ years ago Bethenny tried to be an actress, but never made it past the D List; she had to do a topless scene once in a movie.  I guess Ramona leaked this to the press found out about it & honed in on Bethenny, calling it her “porno past.”  She kept asking if Bryn had seen it in the tabloids & if B was addressing it with her 6yo daughter.  You read that right, six. years. old.

Y’all, is Ramona chemically imbalanced?  Her train of thought is so difficult to follow.  I really just don’t understand her logic; is she offended by Bethenny?  Is she trying to embarrass Bethenny?  Was there a legit reason for bringing up her nude scene in a D-rated movie, other than being catty & nosy?  I agree with the butler from last week.  I don’t care that Ramona had a horrible childhood, that does not excuse her current god awful behavior.  See a therapist if you can’t cope with your childhood.

Luann loved this ridiculous argument & added her two cents for whatever it’s worth…two cents?  She thought Bethenny desrved Ramona’s tirade because she’s selfish & only thinks about herself.  Bethenny is single, & when Bryn is at her Dad’s for the weekend (or whatever the arrangement is) then B can be as self-centered as she wants. B

The rest of the episode was basically the fall out from this disastrous dinner.  The only person that wants to talk politics with Carole is Carole…and sometimes Dorinda.  Sonja & Dorinda still hate each other.  Bethenny refused to go to Ramona’s dinner party.  The End.

I feel like the hour flew by, but not that much happened…weird.  Was this episode bizarre to anyone else?

Favorite Tweets of the Night:  S9E3.1S9E3.2

Next Monday, I’m babysitting so my #SouthernCharm recap will be up a little late.

Kiss Hug,

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RHONY Recap: Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters

As I write this recap, I am eating my weight in Girl Scout Shortbread cookies…perfect for a Mad Hatter Tea Party.  cookies

We open the episode with Sonja asking Connor for chocolate, so Beatrice must be visiting right?  Meanwhile, Tinsley is out in the street unloading her bedding from an Uber Black. Poor Tinsley has to sleep in Sonja’s daughter’s room?  She says it’s temporary until she decides to live uptown or downtown.  Such tough decisions.

Over at Bethenny’s, she is dressed as a cat to see if Carole will compliment her?  That wig tho…  Ramona stopped by to join the fray & refused to take her shoes off.  As B predicted, Ramona stepped on Biggie, or was it Smallz?  It was Ramona’s passive aggressive way of saying that she was upset about not knowing she got puppies.  Carole got two new kit-tens & Ramona didn’t care.  They move on to gossip about Luann & Tom…again.  rolling eyes

In another part of town, Luann & Victoria shop for hats for their giant heads.  This is prep for Sonja’s Mad Hatter party.  Does anyone else think that Victoria is looking more & more like Luann?  They of course rehash the Sonja/Tom “jealousy.”  Look, we all know that Tom & Sonja were not in love, but can we drop the Tom subject already?

Back at B’s, the gals are still shit-talking.  They’ve move on to Tinsley’s fall from grace.  They move on to Carole’s Election night party, which started some bickering.  Twitter does not like the election talk…I guess we’re not over it yet.  Too soon?  Bethenny calling Carole a Know-It-All is rich.  I wonder what Heather Thomson would say about that? know it all

The next morning we wake up with Tinsley & Sonja.  Sonja is trying to match-make for Tinsley.  Tins is very upfront with her story, which is kind of refreshing.  Ramona met up Dorinda for a little cryotherapy; surprise, surprise – Ramona ditches the treatment for a date.  She’s really fond of double-booking herself.  Funny how she needs to research cryotherapy, but not who she’s voting for.  Dorinda is still annoyed that Sonja is talking about the Bershires…still.  Sonja needs to let it go.  let it go

Moving on to “A Day in the Life of…” montage.  We learned how Tinsley became Blair Waldorf.  She curled her hair & walked a red carpet.  Y’all, Hannah is finally moving out of Dorinda’s apartment!  Yet, she still calls her mommy…  Why the hell would anyone want Hannah to buy a burnt orange sofa?  Even a frat house at the University of Texas wouldn’t do that.  Bethenny likes to clean & organize…come clean out my closet please.  We snuggle up to Cookie – I’m worried the bitch will quit sooner than we’d like.

Meanwhile, Sonja & Tinsley are setting up for the Mad Hatter party, where everyone ultimately dressed as Mona Lisas.  One guest opted out of the party because the pavers are too far apart for heels.  #ParkAvenueProbs  Ramona conveniently forgets people to put them in their place.  The Butler is borrowed from the Morgans, so he can say whatever he wants…for the record I agree with him.

Ramona was hangry & admitted that that is not the best time to meet her.  Is she hangry all the time? hangry

Looks like next week the ladies will be in the Hampton’s – my favorite!  Did Ramona say to Carole that Sonja hasn’t “burred the hodget yet.”  Carole’s look of confusion was the best.  GiGi is giving me Alex McCord vibes.  What the hell is Luann wearing?

This party is boring me so far…  I did like Bethenny’s dress, not so much Luann’s Pollyanna dress.  Ramona hones in on Tinsley & her single status & lack of children.  Luann pulls Sonja aside to confront her about Tom & Dorinda…you can fast forward through this part, it’s nothing new.  Sonja could’ve used some velcro rollers & dry shampoo to create some volume in her hair, but maybe that’s just my Texas ways.  big hair

Favorite Tweets from the night: S9E2.1S9E2.2S9E2.3

What did you all think of tonight’s show?  I thought Ramona’s confessional look was awful.  She needs the swoop of her bangs to cover that ego forehead.

Until next week…

Kiss Hug,

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RHONY Recap: It’s Still About Tom

Okay, by now you know how I feel about season openers…BORING.  RHONY didn’t really have a ton going on, but the episode flew by.  Here were my few thoughts about the season premiere.

  1. Bethenny is selling her apartment because it’s no longer Hoppy.  Fredrick from Million Dollar Listing NY is selling it in his corduroy suit.  Bethenny says corduroy weird…”cord-AH-rawr”.  It sold in one day – cash offer, full price!  Do you think the buyers gave B a briefcase full of cash?  Oddly enough, I actually think Bethenny is right to sell the cursed apartment.
  2. Sonja is still pissed that Dorinda didn’t invite her to the Berkshits.  As Ramona would, “MOVE on!”  or “Take a Xanax.”  Sonja’s also in an off-broadway play giving sex lessons.  Sonja’s international following filled up the seats???
  3. Everyone, & I mean EVERYONE, is still obsessed with Tom.  Luann, obviously, is the only one that should be obsessed at this time. About Tom
  4. Ramona is remodeling her apartment…I’m not entirely sure about her taste.  She can’t get over the fact that her contractors name is Mario.  News flash: there are other contractors.  Ramona wants Mario to help her find a man to play with.  Gross.Ramona
  5. Carole & Adam have moved in together; oh I’m sorry, they are shacking up.  They also got two new kit-tens, as Carole says.   Carole is obsessed with the election – this season was filmed in the fall of 2016.  I kinda liked Carole’s political Twitter feed.  She was clearly a biased journalist, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  6. Dorinda & Carole have decided to be friends again, & that no woman wants to see a cop in a thong – CORRECT (talking about Luann’s bachelorette party).  Blue Lives Matter, ladies. Cop
  7. Sonja is donating clothes to Dress For Success per Bethenny’s request.  How the hell does Sonja remember all the stories surrounding her clothes?  They took this opportunity to shit all over Luann & Tom.  Ugh.
  8. Bethenny got two super cute new puppies, Biggie & Smallz.  I’m sad that Cookie is so old…we not see her next season.  Puppies
  9. Sherlock Singer is still taking everyone opportunity to find out dirt on Luann &/or Tom…as often as she can.  Am I the only one that feels like Ramona is only friends with Luann when it is convenient to her purposes?  With friends like that, who needs enemies?  I blieve Ramona’s toast to Luann’s pending nuptials was something along the lines of, “Break a leg.  No, seriously, break your f’ing leg.”  That’s what I heard anyways.
  10. Did anyone else think that the blonde cast members’ hair looked slightly pink-ish in their confessionals? Frenchie

Did I miss anything?

My favorite Tweets from the night: S9E1.1

I’m so glad New York is back – it’s the best in the RH franchise!  What did y’all think of the season opener?

Until next week…

Kiss Hug,

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WUW: March Edition

It’s that time of the month again…What’s Up Wednesday!  This is just a quick glimpse into my life; it’s a quick read, so I hope you enjoy!  wuw

The questions are: wuw-questions

What I’m eating this week…

This time of year I become obsessed with salads.  My favorite is my cucumber salad.  Cucumber Salad

Okay, so the staples in this salad are:
Cucumber – sliced & quartered
Cherry Tomatoes – halved
Feta Cheese – crumbled
Ranch dressing – I like Ken’s Lite dressing
Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing – I LOVE Ken’s Lite dressing
I use 2 parts Ranch to 1 part Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Additional Add-Ins:
Green Grapes – halved
Watermelon – Cubed
Toss together & enjoy!
I eyeball all of the proportions in this salad until it makes beautiful “salad art”!  In my world, all beautiful salads are called salad art!  My friend Lindsay started this phenomenon when we were in Palm Springs a decade or so ago.

What I’m reminiscing about…

No having mentioned Palm Springs…I’m dreaming of lazy days by the pool, drinking a pitcher of margarita, & playing Spite & Malice for hours.  Ah, those were the days.

What I’m loving…

Okay, so I finally broke down & started shaving my face.  It has changed my life!  My skin is soooo soft now; I also use less makeup because it goes on so much smoother.  I like these razors.  Be careful around your eyebrows…

What I’ve been up to…

Work (my real day job) has been crazy, CRAZY busy the last few weeks.  Literally, crazy until this last Monday – it has calmed considerably since some changes have been made – for the better I think.

What I’m dreading…

Luckily, I’m not dreading anything at the moment. 🙂

What I’m working on…

I am spring cleaning & purging my house right now! Spring Cleaning 1

What I’m excited about…

Y’all, I am finally getting a ceiling fan installed in my bedroom!  I’m so excited by this I can’t even adequately express my feelings about this.

What I’m watching/reading…

I’ve been mostly trying to clean off my DVR – I need to catch up on Feud, Scandal, & The Mindy Project.  I’ve been obsessed with The Kitchen lately…partially because I adore Katie Lee.  But, I am SUPER excited for #SouthernCharm & #RHONY to come back.  Check out my SC Cast Analysis here, & I’ll be posting the RHONY Cast Analysis later this week.

I’m totally loving the The Boeskool Blog lately.  He spot on every time, & so well written.  theboeskool.com

What I’m listening to…

I’ve started listening to a few new podcasts:
RESIST Podcast
The Pretty Mean Podcast – I respond to their conversations in the car.
See Something Say Something

What I’m wearing…

Now that it’s officially Spring, I am pulling the maxi dresses back out to play. 🙂  I love maxi dresses, they are basically yoga pants that you can wear to the office.  Spring Staple

I live in outfits similar to this.

What I’m doing this weekend…

Friday: ceiling fan installation & spring cleaning, & purging my closet
Saturday: planting new succulents & fuchsias in my vertical garden
Sunday: brunch with Brigitte, hair washing day, & prepping for the week

What I’m looking forward to next month…

The last weekend in April is the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown.  I look forward to going to this every year.  Despite Georgetown growing from 30,000 people (when I lived there) to 80,000 now – it still has maintained its small town charm.  Poppy Fest

What else is new…

I’m contemplating a girl’s trip to Belize this summer, but I also kind of want to just go somewhere on my own.  We’ll see how that plays out.  Any suggestions?

Bonus Question: What is my favorite Spring wardrobe piece?

Flip flops are my favorite warm weather staple!!!!  I love flip flops so much that Mama J had to implement a no flip-flop rule if it was less than 50° outside when I was in high school.  These are my favorite of all time. Ecote

Kiss Hug,

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Bachelor Recap: The End

Y’all, I’ve been so bad!  SorryI took an impromptu break from recapping The Bachelor.  It inadvertently coincided with the announcement of Rachel as the next Bachelorette, which I’m so thrilled about.  However, once she left the show I knew Vanessa was the shew-in for the final rose; oddly enough, it didn’t hurt my feelings that Rachel was announced so early.

On the other hand, I got so bored with Nick’s season.  I felt like he was kind of producing as he went along, being that he is a veteran in the Bachelor community.  Y’all know my love/hate relationship with the show.  Once they’ve been on The Bachelor/ette & BIP, they’ve run their course & I’m done with them.

Another grievance I have with the show, ahem Mike Fleiss ahem, is that the show seems to be going more towards competing with UnREAL in the drama department & I am so not into that.  Love UnREAL & I love the Bachelor, but I want a separation of church & state.  I’m miss the good ol’ days of Andrew Firestone, Brad Womack, Emily Maynard, & Jillian Harris.  They actually seemed to be in it to find love.  Yes, I said Brad Womack & I mean it…both his seasons.  I actually wouldn’t mind if he came back for a third season – he’s so pretty!  Somewhere I have a picture of me with Brad, & his twin Chad, outside Manuel’s on South Congress in Austin.  Swoon – they are beautiful!  Swoon

All this to say, I will be back recapping soon with Southern Charm (my GOAT), RHONY, & The Bachelorette!  Within the next week, I will update my #SoutherCharm Cast Analysis, which you can read here.  In case you’re wondering -& I know you are – I still have the hots for Shep Rose. Shep

Keep checking back for new content…I swear I will be better!

Kiss Hug,

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Real Housewives: “Characters”

Hey y’all…I thought it would be fun to “cast” each housewife, in all cities, into specific characters.  This list consists of the ladies from the current or most recent Season.  I am omitting the ones we already know have left the series (Yolanda, Jules, etc).  Many of the ladies fit into more than one category…

Here goes nothing…heather

 

The Victim: victim
Vicki – RHOC
Lisa Vanderpump – RHOBH (also a Master Manipulator)
Ramona – RHONY (also a Pot Stirrer)
Teresa – RHONJ
Kenya – RHOA

 

The Pot Stirrer: pot-stirrer
Tamra – RHOC
Lisa Rinna – RHOBH
Eileen – RHOBH (particularly last season)
Bethenny – RHONY
Jacqueline – RHONJ
Porsha – RHOA

 

The Fixer: fixer
Shannon – RHOC
Kyle – RHOBH
Dorinda – RHONY (she stirs it up, but also tries to fix it)
Siggy – RHONJ
Kandi – RHOA
Sheree – RHOA

 

The Smart One: smart
Heather – RHOC (also a Fixer)
Carole – RHONY
Phaedra – RHOA

 

 

 

The Dumb One: dumb
Kelly – RHOC
Dolores – RHONJ (specifically because she relies on her ex-husband financially)
Melissa – RHONJ (she has some trouble using words correctly)

 

 

The Lily Pad One: lily-pad
Meghan – RHOC (I actually think Jim will “Lily Pad” Meghan)
Erika – RHOBH (I heard rumors that her husband may be heading to the big house)
Cynthia – RHOA (because Peter is a Tool McDouche Nugget)

 

 

The Delusional One: delusional
Luann – RHONY (specifically because of Tom)
Sonja – RHONY (less so this season – is she delightfully naive?)

 

 

I don’t regularly watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta, so please let me know if I’ve mis-cast someone…from any of the cities.  How would y’all cast the ladies?  Did I forget anyone?

Kiss Hug,

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RHONY Recap: How Could You Do This To Me?

William H. Macy, this episode was dramatic!  It was like watching a ping pong match, back & forth, back & forth between Luann & Bethenny.  I will say that at the beginning of the episode I liked B; she was genuinely distraught over the information she had, & she was empathetic & compassionate towards someone other than herself.  Luann was predictably shocked & somewhat at a loss for what to do.  Once Bethenny actually shared Tom’s indiscretion with Luann, you know the one that should have known from the beginning, I kind of stopped paying attention…it just seemed  a little contrived.  Lots of crying  but no tears.

Okay so as I knew she would, Ramona made this awful situation all about herself & what she went through with Mario…all while wearing Sookie’s bump it.  I’m also still mad at her for getting Sonja all riled up about Tom, several episodes ago, because poor Sonja keeps on bemoaning her misfortune at losing her lover.  DelusionalThis happened while Lu is tried not to vomit from her devastation.  What a bunch of narcissistic bitches…just sayin’.  If I hear something along the lines of, “I lost my lover of 10 years,” one more time…  On another note, why did Bethenny need consoling after breaking the news.  This was premeditated.

Things got much more interesting once the ladies were back in NYC.  Luann stayed in a hotel for a few days to figure out what she wanted to do.  Tom valiantly fought to get back in Lu’s good graces…surprise!  He succeeded.  Meanwhile, across town, Dorinda informs Ramona & us that Tom & Lu are trying to recruit her to say that he never cheated.  Bethenny has Carole over to explain that she is now angry with Lu because she is ghosting B.  They think that Luann is more upset that it happened in such a public way, rather than the fact it happened at all.  But as everyone knows, the messenger always takes the bullet sooner or later…as what happened here by the end of the episode.

Fast forward to Bethenny hosting a party to, you guessed it, push another Skinnygirl product on us.  Do you think Andy will allow Skinnygirl at the reunion?  To be honest, a watermelon lime margarita sounds delish right about now.  All the ladies show up, plus the reappearance of John & Michael.  Who knew they’d be allowed out of detention?   Adam also appeared, sans man bun…his food is now safe to consume y’all.  I’m not gonna lie, that party looked fun.  A pinata filled with jewelry = GENIUS!  The photobooth was also cute.  Party

Luann confronted Bethenny, & her side boob, about continuing to talk about her situation.  Lu did look kind of dumb for asking B about the amount of info that she had.  If I had to give someone that kind of news, you bet your ass that I will have as many facts as I can exactly for moments just like this.  Enraged, Bethenny snarks something along the lines of, “I’ll never tell you anything again.”  Looking for a new target for ire, B hones in on Jules for the JoAnne’s dinner nightmare.  I was disappointed that Jules backed down under Bethenny’s wrath.  She blamed it all on Dorinda, when really Dorinda told Jules to stand up for herself.  Everything Jules said at that dinner about Bethenny was spot on.

The season ended with the ladies violently busting open the pinata.  Dorinda got the high end jewelry…I hope she doesn’t pawn it for cocaine.  Ramona got a necklace, which she plans to re-gift at Luann’s wedding.

Favorite Tweets from the night:  19.119.219.319.4

What did you all think of this season?  Are you excited for the reunion(s)?

I’m still trying to decide what I’ll recap next on Bravo…suggestions?

Kiss Hug,

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RHONY Tweet-Cap: “Friends” & Luvahs

Okay y’all, I was remiss & totally dropped the ball on recapping last week’s RHONY episode.  It was pretty epic, & I feel really bad about not getting my act together & recapping right after the episode.  my badI blame it on the To Be Continued…  However, I did go back & dig through my August 3rd Tweets to create a Tweet-Cap for you all.  Hopefully all is forgiven.

Without further ado:  17.117.217.317.417.517.617.7

I promise to be better next time!

Kiss Hug,

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