These couple of weeks have been CRAZY! This blog was actually a combination of last week (which I was just too tired to finish & was trying to leave work early...) and this week... So, since it's a bit long... Here we Go!!:
Favorite Dramas: Basketball Wives, Hollywood Exes & RHONJ
Ok- so I couldn't pick JUST ONE, because each of these shows have been eventful this week! So I'm gonna comment [not-so] briefly on each one... is that ok with you? Sure it is! Bonus Blab, here we go! :0)
So, last week, Cross-eyed Tasha Marbury had a birthday party. You would think that at her age, she would not have to have a conference that her "friends" (whom she's not even that close with) didn't stay for the full time. The ladies stated they had waited 2hrs & left. Not only was the party boring, but she didn't bother to answer her phone, and a lot of the ladies had things to do the next day--- to include Suzie's 6am flight. so Cross-eyed Tasha ( <--can you tell I don't like Tasha? lol) decides to get on her self-entitled high horse & chastise the ladies for leaving early, completely disregarding that they waited 2hrs. Not only that, Tasha demanded to know where Tami's gift was, since Tami didn't make it to the party... When Tami confronted her about it being rude, she back peddled & said "it was just a suggestion" (Yeah, she didn't want none, from Tami, lol)... Most people expected Tami to pop off at Tasha for how rudely she was behaving-- but I understood why Tami didn't unleash on her. For one, I felt she was probably more amused at her audacity to be so bold about a gift, and also- Tami respects blunt people. I get it- we're two peas in a pod when it comes to that... But I can say one thing, Tasha better not be expecting a serious gift from her, lol.
Also- There's the incident with Suzie. I think Suzie's self-esteem has been crushed, in comparison to other seasons. She's not even running her mouth nearly as much, anymore. I think it was incredibly rude the way Tasha blatantly dismissed Suzie, as if she didn't matter. Suzie is not one of my favorite people, but I do think she was mistreated & that she had a right to confront Tasha... How she did it was classless, though. She really hadn't thought the confrontation through. She really only wanted to say "F*** You for treating me that way". In a confrontation, after an incident, you can't just go in like that, with no build up. It's weird & immature, and seems more like you're trying to start something, rather than stick up for yourself. I commend her for at least trying, though, however childish it seemed. I think she's in a re-building stage of her life, and really didn't have the strength she once had- but at least she's getting it back.
Real Housewives of New Jersey
The season finale of RHONJ was pretty much indicative of the entire season. It was pretty much a snooze-fest, because the only juice was the ongoing feud between Teresa & Melissa. Then, enters "Penny" with some new information. I was glad to see they appeared to be making some sort of headway into "Who was leaking the family business... Who had it in for Melissa... Who started in on Jacqueline?" Ok- no one is stupid. All signs point to Teresa... simple as that. Of course, when the final culmination came to the confrontation between The Gorgas, Giudices & Penny, you know there was going to be a fist fight... I was hoping that Joe Gorga would wait just a little longer, before he went in on Johnny the Greek, but he didn't. I thought we were FINALLY gonna get some concrete answers, but to no avail. In the end, Jacqueline gave Teresa a catchphrase for trying to "admit" to some wrong-doing without actually admitting what she had done.
(Sidenote: Teresa does this ALL the time. She takes other people's words and tries to ingratiate the words to fit her purposes.)
....Apparently, the family is "ok" with her brand of apology. I guess, to those that know her, it was some progress, even though she didn't really admit to much and she was still lying about her involvement. She kept saying that she listened to people & didn't say anything... That's true, but that's not where it started or ended. She made it seem as if "People were simply gossiping & she didn't do anything to stop it..." I wholeheartedly believe she put people up to doing her dirty work.
And let's talk about that whack interview at the end of the finale with Andy Cohen!!! Seriously Giudices??? Why would you go on camera and talk about your open case and not be prepared? It seems like you were more thoughtful in picking out your "we're innocent, please don't send us to prison for 50yrs" wardrobe, than knowing what you are being accused of. (Since when does Teresa go on Watch What Happens Live in an unimaginative gray suit with barely any jewelry on???) You're not fooling anyone, Tre. They seemed to be in denial & so misinformed about everything. And what they weren't misinformed about, they were incredibly evasive. It's a shame. They really shouldn't have ever done the interview. They looked like giant Dopes!
Out of all of the Reality Housewives shows I watch- this has got to be the one with the most twists and turns of the season. Thank God for this show for giving us AUTHENTIC reality tv. The newest dose of drama, is what I like to call "Hoodrat-gate"... Finally, they're off Mayte's PETA obsession and on to something different. So, here's the scoop...
For Drea's birthday, she wanted to introduce them to some pole dancing classes. So they were all encouraging & cheering for each other & trying to get "crunk" and Jessica yells "Go, Hoodrat, Go Hoodrat..."
Now, little lily-white Jessica doesn't know any better... it's clear. She's never really been in the environment that she would know that's not ok. She says, "I have two black friends, and they say it all the time!"-- Ok, so if you can count the number of 'black friends' you have, then that is probably a good indication that you have no idea what you're saying. So Sharee (hmmmmph) decides that she'll "address" it with her & ask her about it. She does, and it's clearly evident that she was ignorant of exactly what "hoodrat" meant. They both deduce that Shamicka didn't realize that she said anything, either... which, was a good thing.
(Sidenote: Hoodrat means a woman who is known in the hood for sleeping around with multiple people. Men run trains on hoodrats (side side note: line up & everyone gets a turn sexually) , type of chic...)
So, after convincing Jessica, that it'd stay between the two of them, Sharee goes and runs her big fat mouth to Drea. I still feel like "no harm, no foul"... Sure, it's still gossip, but whatevs... that's what reality tv is all about. What I DON'T agree with is Sharee taking it upon herself to make it an ordeal. She tries to make it sound "right" by saying that she was going to "break it to Shamicka gently"-- kind of like to soften the blow, before she found out through the grapevine. Shamicka's reaction is actually pretty cool-- but then here comes Nicole, and Sharee has to bump her gums to her, as well...Then, Nicole brings it up, in front of Shamicka's long-time friends... Who actually were pretty understanding of the situation.
This week should be the juicy confrontation between the three (Jessica, Shamicka & Sharee). I have to say, I'm ultimately team Shamicka. She seems to really be level-headed, even if "Shamicka Sha'ron" comes out. But I'm also team Jessica, for the first time, ever (and probably the last, ha ha). I think she has every right to be angry at Sharee... Not only was she truly ignorant to what a 'hoodrat was, and meant no mal-intent, but when it was brought to her attention, Jessica sincerely wanted to apologize, right away. It was probably the first sincere & noble thing I've seen Jessica do all season long... Sharee said it'd stay between them, then goes & throws her under the bus... Honey, please. She deserves the tongue-lashing she gets next week... Can't wait to see what happens!
Favorite Idea: 1950's Wrap Dress!
I absolutely LOVED this idea! Of course, it's not new-- but It looks like something that could easily be recreated. I own a sewing machine- so this might actually be a project for me to take on, eventually. It's a vintage version of a wrap dress. I can't help to think that this one would be a little more secure, however. Notice, the covered button at the waist. There is another one on the other side (on the inside) that you cannot see. Essentially, this is two parts to a dress. They are interchangeable. Of course, I wouldn't use this Shark's Skin fabric. I don't find the colors appealing-- but the fact that it's an interesting concept is! I'll take pics, if I accomplish this dress.
Favorite Pic: Take Charge, Woman!
I love pictures like this! It kind of reminds me of myself. I'm such a balance between being a girly-girl, classy woman, and being a total grease monkey! LOL Not that I can fix a ton of cars or anything-- but technology & mechanics are things that I seem to be pretty good at. I've changed my own brakes on my car, before-- without messing up my cherry red manicure, might I add... :) So I find things like this sort of endearing. Of course, she could also be waiting for Prince Charming to come along & save her from her car troubles, also... but it's open to interpretation...
Favorite Gripe: Getting Kanye-d
This may not be the technical term for this... but One of my biggest pet peeves is being interrupted. I'm not talking about the occasional interruption, when someone doesn't realize it... but for those who are HABITUAL interrupters! I've coined this term "getting Kanyed"... lol. If you interrupt someone, it's fine-- but at least have the decency to apologize or acknowledge that you know you're interrupting. Don't just pick up and start an actual CONVERSATION with someone... Who does that??? Well, I could tell you who does that-- but you don't know her, so it's pointless. But let me just say, it has got to stop. Rude people with no social graces slay me!
OK- that's the end... If you've made it this far, thanks for being a true fan of my blogs! I really appreciate you hangin' with me! Take Care!!