I definitely enjoy the occasional cocktail and love a good glass of wine a couple of times a week with dinner, and I totally agree with you.
What is up with a lot of these women constantly having an alcoholic beverage in their hand, whether it's a simple brunch at another housewife's house or over lunch?
I remember when Ramona Singer was trying to hawk her Ramona Grigiot and in nearly every single scene, she was bolting down a glass of it regardless of the time of day.
Was Jill Zarin the only housewife in the franchises who consistently ordered a diet nonalcoholic beverage? I've seen Bethenny Frankel order water rather than alcohol on occasion, but even on earlier seasons of RHNJ, there was Jacqueline pouring Bailey's into her coffee in an early morning Skype chat with her brother.
I've read Bravo encourages the drinking because it helps lead to drama, but I'll be damned. If I drank even one-quarter as much as these women do, I'd be hugging the porcelain altar and begging to be put out of my misery.
I'm not sure whether I admire or am appalled by their ability to drink most "regular" people under the table...and even before lunchtime.
That being said, I can't help but wonder if Braunwyn is setting herself up for failure by keeping all of that alcohol on hand. In my world, that would be tantamount to being on a diet and keeping tasty, easy-to-grab French pastries on the counter. Too much temptation if there's even a small bump in the road.