Tuesday, September 4, 2012

the "you can't bring your husband" BLOW OFF

There's something you guys should know about me: I could literally watch the Real Housewives of any city, USA twenty-four hours straight.  I LOVE watching middle-aged Botoxed women with money get drunk and scream at each other.  Last night's episode of Real Housewives of New York (entitled "slutty island") did not disappoint.  Here's a recap in case you don't watch (I promise, this will turn into a more universal BLOW OFF post in a minute.)  The ladies are all vacationing in this sick house in St. Barts for a girl's trip.  The only person that couldn't make the trip is Aviva (she has one leg and severe panic disorder), who declined the invite because she can't deal with flying on a little plane-- especially without her husband (Reed, quite possibly the nicest man in the world.)

SO, Reed decides that he will escort Aviva to St. Barts so she can party with her girlfriends and not miss out on a week of screen time.  I don't like to fly either, so I felt Aviva's pain and I thought it was really sweet how her husband helped get her through it.  But once they arrive at the house, the shit hits the fan.  Aviva feels that some of the women were not grateful enough to her husband, because they're  upset his being there will "change the dynamic of the trip."  She loses her mind and calls two of the women (Ramona and Sonja-- the two craziest bitches you'll ever meet) WHITE TRASH.

A huge fight ensues with Aviva telling Carol (the fake host of the weekend, we all know this shit was paid for by Bravo) that she and Reed are going to stay in a hotel unless Carol asks Ramona and Sonja to leave.  In the end, they all hug and no one goes to a hotel...until next week when they scream at each other some more.

Anyway.  The point is, I'm weirdly on the fence on whose side I'm on.  Don't get me wrong, I'm never on Ramona's side because she's bat shit-- AND Aviva's husband is super sweet and wasn't going to hang out with the ladies the whole time-- but I also don't think it's good to be the chick that needs to bring your man everywhere you go.  And Aviva was a little over the top on how much she wanted the women to throw her a party and bow down to her man.

I am a big fan of girl's nights and actually prefer to hang out with my friends and significant other separately...but sometimes you do feel pressure from friends to not bring your guy along.  It's kind of odd to find yourself in the position where you need to ask permission if you can bring your spouse with you.  But when I was single, I HATED it when my friends would sneak attack by bringing their bfs to dinner or drinks and turning me into a third wheel without even giving me the time to mentally prepare for it.

So, what do you guys think? Are you Team Ramona or Team Aviva when it comes to husbands mixing with girlfriends?






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  2. I'm mixed on this as well. While I have much more affinity for the Ramonacoaster than you do I think it's a little weird that they wouldn't allow him to stay in the house since he wasn't planning on really interacting with the women. BUT Aviva made it out to be like the guy was a saint for bringing her down there. To be honest I just kept thinking how did this bitch with 1 leg with such severe anxiety that she's a stage 5 clinger manage to be married twice and I've never even been proposed to with two good legs? I mean having such anxiety that you can't do anything on your own is supposedly a huge turn off to men right? Guess not for Ms. Drescher.

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  3. interesting point! Maybe some men are attracted to women like that because it makes them feel needed? Also, I feel like she totally blames her anxiety thing on having one leg, but i think that's a cop out way to get people to not question her. She does need xanax and therapy. Reed is too busy with work to be her xanax. i just can't deal with ramona and i kind of miss jill zarin. i think heather is my favorite cause she's the most normal. Can we please discuss the fact that the countess cheated on french david schwimmer??

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  4. i hate jill zarin bc she's such a fame whore and i can't even give heather a chance after the "holla" in the opening credits. i kinda like carole. agreed about aviva. and i hate how she's always saying she's "disappointed" in people's behavior. you are in your 40s and 50s you are not these ladies' mother! and statistically if you lost a leg in a conveyor belt at age 6 you probably won't die in a plane crash either!

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  5. Carole is to Real Housewives as Whoopi is to the view. I feel like she's just constantly rolling her eyes wondering what the hell she's doing on the show. But I do like her. Jill Zarin is a fame whore FO SHO. You need to explain your affinity with ramona though, she is such a weirdo (but so entertaining.)

    Aviva looks like a wrinkly Kim Basinger. So true about the disappointed thing.

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  6. I think that I just hated Jill Zarin so much from the get go that every time there was a Jill vs Ramona battle I was on Team Ramona and it just ended up sticking. I DO appreciate that she does tell people things to their faces even if it is whackadoodle and I also feel like I will be drinking a little too much pinot in my 50's and I'm blonde so maybe it's just foreshadowing for my own life. Did you ever see Jill Zarin in the audience of Oprah on one of her last shows? That girl would go to the opening of a window if there was a step & repeat and cheese platter!

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  7. I just finally watched this last night and this comment feed is amaze! Aviva needed to get over herself with the red carpet and showering Reed with affection. He went with you to St. Bart's! He didn't cure cancer or get you a real leg so shut up and get over your "awful" vacation in paradise!

    I agree 20 LA Wannabe....all these reality shows make me seriously wonder what the hell I'm doing wrong and what they're doing right in the husband department. How do they con someone into marrying their psychotic asses!?

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    1. If you figure it out, please let me know. My mother even pointed out that Aviva has been married twice and that I have not even been proposed to and have two real legs... I heard Fran Drescher hates Aviva tho so I suppose there's a silver lining.

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    2. She does? That's dishy! Now that we're Facebook friends 20 LA Wannabe and I know now that you are a super model, I'm fairly certain there are guys lined up at your door. For Reals!

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