Dorinda Medley sort of sums up my feelings on posting today in her blog this week:
I want to begin by saying that I am so devastated by what happened in Orlando. I feel ridiculous even writing a blog in light of the Sunday we all just had. Even with the Tonys last night, it was a dismal day, and I’m writing this from Ptown, where the sadness is more palpable than I can describe. Words cannot ever really express how sad and horrified one feels when these things happen, but we have to do something about this already.
I go through the natural ups and downs of blogging. Mostly, it is the perfect job for me; however, it is an ongoing 24/7/365 job. Incorporating the blog under Tamara Tattles Media, LLC has required all sorts of paperwork much of which requires me to get out of the house and print out and submit back to my attorney’s office , bankers, accountants,printers, etc. All of this I keep putting on the back burner. Then there was the moving to the new site which I find out each day that everyone hasn’t migrated to yet. Instead, I sit down day after day and recap a bunch of really shitty TV shows so we can all sit around talking about how much they all suck. It feels particularly meaningless to me today. I am sure It will be fun again. Because you guys make it fun. But right now, I still overcome with grief.
Before I pull out the dastardly purple pen, I’d like to point out that my friend who has a home in Provincetown, or Ptown as it’s called, alerted me to Dorinda’s presence there this weekend. She was there to host benefit for Provincetown Theater and Center for Coastal Studies. I am told it was a rousing success and the feedback I got from photos showed everyone having a good time and enjoying her company.
Carole plays the bad editing card in her blog:
Watching the episodes is harder than filming them. I don’t know how any of you do it. It’s like reality re-arranged. There are things the ladies say they said that they never said. Then there are the things said that I said, that I never said. And the things I say that you don’t see me say. Realty Re-Shuffleboard.
In this case, she has a point. The vicious attacks by Bethenny went on and on and on for hours. Probably longer than a reunion filming. But at least at reunions Andy occasionally allows the victim to speak. She also mentions she never wanted to go to Dorinda’s house and wishes she had gone the vagina zapping route with Sonja.
But my feelings about Luann, once hard-boiled are now soft-boiled. I have soft-boiled feelings for Luann – oh, by the way, Sonja I trademarked the phrase “soft-boiled feelings” in 27 categories including food and alcohol. Lol.
That’s one jab at Sonja.
But I’ve never told an untruth or lie on this show or off it — except if you count the time I told Sonja she showed talent at burlesque. That was a little lie.
That’s two jabs at Sonja and a very long attack on Luann that I am not even going to bother with.
Back to Dorinda’s blog. Someone commented her that they read her blog and it made them stop liking her which is why I bothered to even open this can of worms today. I read her job and felt really sorry for her. Her entire blog is defending her much loved Blue Stone Manor. That house is lovely and exactly the way she wants it. She spent boatloads of money to make it her dream home. And it is. There are trolls on the Internet that have nothing better to do with their time than insult the home of someone they do not know. The kind of people who feel the need to tell off the people they watch on a TV show. Assholes. But it is even worse when Bethenny and Carole giggle over the house and say it is haunted by her dead husband’s ghost or full of bad mojo that they blame for being absolutely terrible houseguests and extremely rude. It was clear Dorinda was hurt and angry to see that for the first time on the episode.
Luann shares this tidbit about Carole and Bethenny’s treatment of Dorinda’s house. ” In a final show of disrespect, Bethenny and Carole skipped out early and left their room a mess. I’m sure Dorinda was happy to see their taillights. ”
Sonja is really pissed that she was excluded from the weekend and blames Dorinda saying, ” Last year I was at the holiday get together at Dorinda’s and no one ganged up. I’ve been with these girls a lot longer than her. I’m not on the outs with the girls. She’s freezing me out. She’s not facilitating the group coming together. It’s classic high school behavior from the new girl. I would NEVER exclude someone from a group event. Never.” But what she goes on to say reminds me that they get paid quiet a bit more for these overnight trips. It was clear Sonja needed the money and I suspect Bethenny made it so that she would lose that chunk of cash.
Bethenny says, “This is the best season ever.” which is about as delusional as all of Ramona’s incoherent key stabbing.
So Dorinda is pissed of at Carole and Bethenny in real time. That Asian chick posted about just being happy to be away from her kids and didn’t mention a single other housewife. Luann was mildly annoyed by Bethenny calling her an angry woman, but later seeming to try to make nice. Sonja and Ramona are both fighting for a seat up Bethenny’s anus next to Carole. And Carole is secure with her bestie, Bethenny.