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  1. candle96

    S11.E11: Upstate Girls

    I'll join you in the statement necklace corner! Maybe because I'm tall like Lu, but I like statement necklaces and wear them sometimes. Almost always get compliments when I wear them. I think the talking head where she's wearing the light blue blouse with one of her necklaces, Lu looks stunning! (and I'm not a fan of hers at all) That being said, I can easily get a necklace like hers pretty much anywhere. Not going out of my way to likely overpay for a Luann cabaret "original." 🙂
  2. candle96

    S11.E11: Upstate Girls

    Her bedroom screamed "Home Goods" to me. Everything in it! Nothing wrong with Home Goods, I shop there myself. But I also don't pretend I'm a countess or rich. Her going on about how "busy" she's been getting it ready - girl, you took like 3 trips to Home Goods or Marshall's. And she ripped on Ramona for the same thing with her Hamptons remodel! And the tile floors in upstate New York? It's not Miami. How cold will that be in the winter? Her bedroom downright depressed me. Round houses may look cool on the outside, not so much inside. So, does Luann have any type of home in Manhattan now, or is this it? Her finances are definitely a house of cards.
  3. candle96

    S11.E10: Shalloween

    I realize what I'm about to say is not in the realm of possibilities for Tinsley in Tinsley's and Dale's world, but I personally think one of the reasons Tinsley finds herself so miserable is that she has nothing outside of being a socialite and trying to become a wife and mother. Girl, you need a JOB, maybe even a career. I think she's probably bored. She may be immature, yes, but she doesn't strike me as stupid. A short little appearance in the Big Apple Circus is not going to be satisfying in the end. She needs to find a larger purpose, and because relationships and the possibility of having children don't always work out, I think she'd be better off pursuing something for herself. (dare I say, she could take a page or two from Bethenny in this regard?) She got through Columbia University, where she was also on the varsity tennis team - that takes a fair amount of dedication and time! So clearly she has it in her, or she did. And now she just sits around in her hotel, shops, and goes to lunch? That sounds like something I'd be happy doing for a year or two, and then I'd get pretty bored.
  4. I would've paid money to see the two of them wander around a Costco! Seriously, how could the producers have passed up that opportunity?!? Sonja stealing as many free samples as possible, Bethenny buying a ton of stuff.
  5. candle96

    S09.E10: A Supreme Snub

    Totally with you. I have a soft spot for Kyle, and think we might be a pretty small club around here. I think she's terrible at communicating, especially when she gets in a fight, but think she mostly means well. But the hats! Enough! As I heard on a podcast she and Teddi seem to be doing a lot of "aggressive hat work." Luann over on RHONY too. I wonder if with Kyle it has to do with covering grays before she gets to next colorist appointment. . .
  6. candle96

    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    In the podcast The Dropout, it's explained a bit more. She initially cozied up to the female professor interviewed, Phyllis Gardner, about a different idea, having to do with a slow release patch and antibiotics. Gardner told her it was literally impossible, based on the chemical makeup of antibiotics. (something with potency, don't ask me, a non-science person!) She eventually landed on this other professor, and when he was quoted in the podcast talking about Holmes, he sounded utterly enchanted by her. Honestly, I thought it was going to be revealed that they were having an affair the way he was talking. My guess is that she just kept going around until she found a professor who liked her and until she an idea that seemed somewhat plausible.
  7. Becoming a Duchess, moving to New York City. Watch out, Luann! Oh man, I'd love to see her mix with the NY ladies. (although not really, please don't infect that branch of the Housewives with her poison) They would eat her alive in about 5 seconds.
  8. candle96

    S09.E16: Reunion Part 1

    Teresa to Jackie: "You're not my kind of people. You don't talk to your sister." Oh, Teresa - the woman whose godmother to her daughter is not speaking to her sister. 😂
  9. candle96

    S09.E02: Eat Your Heart Out

    OMG, you're right! Never could put my finger on it, and that explains it perfectly. I will never un-see it now! And yeah, I'm tired of the way it's infected the other women. I'm fine with a little show and tell when they arrive at dinners and such, but it's gotten to be waaaay too much. It lends to the artificial air that the whole BH franchise has, that nothing is real or spontaneous. Meanwhile, on RHONY, you have Ramona showing up for a manicure looking like she just rolled out of bed and Luann waking up with a hangover. The thing is - I think most of them look equally beautiful without makeup or the crazy clothes. I love LVP in a white tee shirt and jeans. When Erika went back to Georgia a couple of seasons ago to visit her mom, she looked beautiful dressed "down."
  10. Not to mention her fashion - which has not changed one iota. When she was going to dinner with Dorit and PK I thought to myself, "here comes Lisa in another black pencil skirt and button up blouse." Nothing wrong with a classic style or knowing what works for you - but mix it up a LITTLE!
  11. candle96

    S16.E10: Hoop Dreams

    I still remember a time in 8th grade I was on a losing team and everyone booed us. It SUCKED. Now I imagine that on a much larger scale, with a much louder crowd, at your favorite basketball team's stadium, and I can see that being really hard. College and pro basketball payers may be used to that type of noise and booing, chefs not so much. I'm pretty sure I would cry. And I don't even like Sarah. (and as a fellow hardcore basketball fan, I kind of get how much it meant to her to be there) That being said, it was a really silly decision to use the boxed mix. How much time do you really save not having to measure and mix flour, baking soda, and baking powder? (or whatever the ingredients were)
  12. candle96

    S09.E01: Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy

    Given this crowd, I'd also be sad to know how much of it went uneaten. Hopefully at least the Bravo crew ate some. I had to chuckle when both Erika and Lisa were saying, "I love a good hot dog at a barbecue," and they're both eating a plain hot dog, sans bun, with a fork and knife. Oh ladies. That barely counts.
  13. candle96

    S09.E12: Mudslinging In Mexico

    With Jennifer, it all came full circle to me this week. She's a spoiled brat raising spoiled brats. And her husband relates to her more as one of his spoiled brat kids than a wife. Plus he seems to hate all of them. I do feel sad for the kids, not so much for Jennifer. Lashing out about the necklace being ugly is seriously the tactics of a 6-year-old. I wonder how old she was when she got married; she doesn't seem to have matured beyond 13 - the bragging about her house, the being straight up rude to the OK hostess, going after Marge's marriage, ugh. She's really the worst. I guess I can call Margaret's retort a low blow, but I thought it was hilarious and it's the kind of thing I tune in for. Plus I'm kind of jealous of people who can think so quickly on their feet. Interesting for all her "loyalty" talk, this is the second season in a row we've seen Teresa be pretty milquetoast when it comes to her friends fighting. Seems like it's some attempt to craft an image that's different than the table-flipping Teresa, but I find it boring and sort of baffling. This loyalty to Danielle is strange.
  14. candle96

    S16.E03: Naughty and Nice

    I actually didn't mind him so much on his season, but the revisionist history of how he should've been Top Chef is annoying. Stephanie Izard has consistently shown herself to be awesome and a (nice and polite) badass in the kitchen, both during and after the show. ETA: I jumped in on this topic before reading all the comments, clearly my point has already been made by others. I would just encourage folks to go to any of Stephanie's restaurants. She has 3 and they're all really fantastic. She does "depth of flavor" better than anyone. It's a term I didn't entirely get until eating her food.
  15. candle96

    S09.E11: Whine Country

    Ah, but I live for this! There is always a fight in the van, across all shows. I don't know what it is about them all being in a moving vehicle together, but it clearly sets them off.