Vanderpump Rules Premiere

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VPR premieres next Monday at 9pm on Bravo. The sixth season kicks off in typical style with drama, cattiness, and drunks.

Looks like LaLa is back, after ditching the show in the middle of last season. And Stassi is back, too. Lord, help us all.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the episode:

Masquerade: Scheana throws a lavish birthday party to show off her new boyfriend, but leaves Katie and Stassi off the guest list; Lisa overhears Sandoval complaining about her management style; a vicious rumor threatens to destroy a relationship.

Personally, I can’t wait!

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is Back!

Season 8 begins in a little over a month!

Returning are Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Erika Girardi, and Kyle Richards. Coming back as a FOH is Camille Grammar (YAY, I love her!!) and joining the cast is the daughter of John Mellencamp, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave!

I can’t wait!

http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-season-8-premiere-date-trailer

Real Housewives of Dallas — Reunion parts 1 and 2

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So, I totally slacked on doing these recaps… sorry, everyone.

However, I did not fail to watch the shitshow that was the reunion. Broken up into 2 parts, the housewives had plenty to say, including bitching about how it was a closed set (meaning no husbands allowed) except for Mark. Cary defended her husband saying since he got the brunt of the husband-hating this year, he deserved to be there to defend himself.

On the stage left couch sat, in order, Brandi, Cary, and Stephanie. When Mark joined, he sat between Cary and Stephanie. The stage right couch sat, in order, LeeAnn, D’Andra, and Kameron.

In part 1, the ladies went at it over Brandi and Stephanie’s break up, LeeAnne’s two-face costume, Kameron’s pink dog food (which isn’t all pink anymore because it turns the dog’s poop pink and apparently, that was too gross for the consumers). It’s dump on LeeAnne night and deservedly so, the ladies rip into LeeAnne about her behavior all season. LeeAnne “owns it” (I’m so sick of that phrase) and says she’s working toward changing. Cary doesn’t believe it. D’Andra once again comes to her BFF’s defense, but quickly lets everyone know that when LeeAnne is in the wrong, she calls her on it.

Andy brings up dildogate and once again we have to listen to Kameron and Brandi hash it out. I’m sorry, but Kameron has a stick so far up her ass that she can’t find any humor in it. While I don’t agree with Brandi overstepping Kam’s bounderies, it was initially funny. Maybe I just have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy. Who knows. Brandi and I would probably be friends. Kam again talks about how Brandi and Stephanie don’t live IN Dallas, as if that’s the prerequisite for being part of the society there. Umm, Kam, don’t you live in Highland Park? Correct me if I am wrong, but living 16 miles outside of Dallas city limits compared to Plano’s 20 miles (I Googled the distance) doesn’t make you part of Dallas, either. I’ve been to Plano. It’s not so bad.  Continue reading

Life update

It seems like ages since we’ve had one of these.

For me, things are okay.

  • My grandmother turns 95 on Monday and my mother is hosting a brunch for her on Sunday.
  • I’ve received a job offer at another agency, and my current bosses are desperately trying to keep me. They’ve offered me a promotion, a raise, and basically everything I’ve been asking for for the last 3 years. I’m still not sure what I am going to do.
  • I’ve been sick since Sunday. At least I can breathe now.
  • Some girlfriends and I drive down to Los Angeles last Thursday and spent Friday at Disneyland, so that made me happy.
  • I’m not sure if I mentioned it, but a couple of months ago, I lost my Merlin. He wasn’t feeling well and I had to take him to the emergency vet, and I came home without him. I am missing him so much today.

So, that’s my life for the last couple of months. I’m still listening to a ton of audiobooks, reading others, and watching too much TV for my own good. Now that it’s cold and rainy out (the mountains already have snow), I’m starting to fall into that “winter laziness” that always happens. I hate it getting dark early. I just want to go home and go to bed.

What’s happening in your neck of the woods? How’s life?

Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

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Is anyone watching this? I caught up on the three aired episodes over the weekend.

So, I remember when this happened. I was in the 8th grade. I remember hearing about the two boys who killed their parents in Beverly Hills and then a few months later hearing they were convicted.

Coincidentally, 10 years later, I interned with the California Department of Corrections and we would get tons of questions about them. As of now, the Menedez brothers are in two different prisons here in Northern California. One is at “New Folsom” (not the famous Folsom Prison, the one right next door) and the other is about 30 miles away. Both are within 30 minutes of my house.

The first three episodes focus on the murders and the investigation up to Lyle and Eric’s arrest and some pre-trail events. I think the show has, so far, done a good job at showing what happened in the days and months after Jose and Kitty were murdered.

I am looking forward to the rest of the series. Even though the outcome isn’t a surprise.

California is burning

You guys, my state is burning. It’s devastating to see all the burned areas.

Currently, Sonoma and Napa Counties are pretty much a wasteland. The city of Santa Rosa is almost gone, Calistoga (a super nice spa retreat town) is a ghost town, wineries are gone.

Orange County (Southern California) is burning, too, and it’s near Disneyland. Disneyland says they are monitoring and remain open, but the sky is apocalyptic… both there AND in Sacramento.

I returned from Wisconsin Tuesday night as as soon as I got off the plane, I could smell the smoke. It was 11pm and outside I could see the smoke in the air. Yesterday morning, the sky was smokey and the sun was bright orange through all the smoke.

One of the fires is along the main east/west highway in the state (Interstate 80) and I have friends who have been affected. The closest fire is about 45 miles away from my house and is along the route I take to get to my parents’ house (they are not threatened).

Please keep California in your prayers and if anyone is considering donating items, please donate to the local offices and not the Red Cross. I’m happy to provide information for donating if anyone wants it.

RHOD Ridiculousness

Quick recap of RHOD because I’m not in the mood to relive the ridiculousness of it all:

LeeAnne FINALLY gets the ring she so desperately wants. But she doesn’t want to tell anyone because she doesn’t want to answer any questions. Personally, I thought that Rich’s proposal was sweet. He did it at the Texas State Fair on the Midway, by popping one of the balloons in the balloon dart game and having the ring box behind it as a “special prize.” LeeAnne seemed genuinely surprised. I still hate her, though.

Cary is still struggling over being a working mom and just really wants to stay home with Zuri. Mark is horrified that Cary wants to stay home with their daughter. The Dubers host Kameron and her Hobbit of a husband, and Cary makes the decision to include Zuri in the dinner. Mark is beyond pissed off about it and keeps making snide comments about it. I hate him so much.

D’Andra decides to host an “HonesTEA” where the ladies show up and hash it all out over tea, sandwiches, and champagne. Yeah, that’s going to go over well. At the tea, Brandi tries to again apologize to Kam and gives her a bottle of Jack Daniels. Kam just won’t let the fact that Brandi invited Cary and Stephanie to TN in front of her. GTF over it. LeeAnne calls Cary a “See You Next Tuesday” and starts crying over Brandi not inviting her to TN. I think D’Andra really regrets hosting this tea. Sidenote: I’m really sad we didn’t get a glimpse of D’Andra’s husband. He’s pretty hot.

Cary suggests a group trip (paid for by Bravo) to Mexico to drink margaritas and bond. Oh Lord, why do I feel like the shit is going to hit the fan over something stupid and insignificant?

I’m with D’Andra when she says that these grown women only want to fight and not resolve any of their issues. Kameron’s mouth bothers me to no end, but I can’t stop looking at it. It’s like the “Kim Richards eyebrows of the Dallas cast.” I still really like Cary and think she’s got a tough go at finding a balance because working mom and stay-at-home mom. I hope she figures it out. It would probably help if her husband was a little more supportive and not such an ass to her. Zuri is a real cutie. Stephanie seems so honest and sincere. I hope it’s not an act, because I really like her, too. Brandi is growing on me. I didn’t like her last season because of all the immature poop talk, but she seems to have grown out of it and is more likeable this season.

What did those of you who watch think?