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  1. I mean, what are seeing this season is just another example of the Gorgas using the shortcomings of Giudice to prop themselves. But Joe Gorga is equally gross. Just because Juicy is an ass doesn't make Gorga a saint. What's worse? The verbal abuse of Joe Giudice or constantly being manhandled and badgered for sex, even when you clearly aren't interested, having to apologize or make constant excuses to your angry and pissed off husband for NOT wanting sex one night, being used for an outlet for anger through sex (remember JoeGo and his statement that when he gets angry with Tre he goes
  2. There are a few different ways to make kibbeh. Kibbeh nayyeh is eaten raw - ground and mixed with bulgur wheat and spices. You eat it with pita bread and olive oil and sometimes with some onion. It is generally served as an appetizer. Consider it middle eastern steak tartare. Baked kibbeh is basically the same mix as kibbeh nayyeh, maybe with some pine nuts thrown in, and baked. Pieces are usually cut into triangles. You can have it as part of a mezze course or as a main dish. The turkish "meatballs" are kibbeh balls. You take the kibbeh mixture and form into boat or half
  3. It is really interesting to watch melissa and joe in their first season again. For one, Joe's attitude about Melissa, sex and what he is entitled to is pretty terrible. He gets really pissed when she doesn't have sex with him, he publicly manhandles her, just to kick the list offm. It is disturbing. It is also clear how the Gorgas twisted so much to make them look like victims. Joe bangs the table, calls Teresa garbage, and charges Joe (Melissa got a few punches in there too if you watch closely), yet Juicy is at fault. They surround themselves with people antagonizing the Giudices an
  4. What if it was a 20 year old college junior asking an 18 year old college freshman to their winter fraternity formal? Is it the age difference or because it was a college student at a high school dance? I guess I just don't see it as that odd if they are friends and "in like." I know plenty of college students who came back to go to prom with their younger graduating high school girlfriends. Most were a 1 yesr age difference, but the 2 year age difference was there too. Those same girls went to the senior prom as sophomores in high school. And why are we assuming that Frankies
  5. Don't know about his undergrad, but he went to St. George medical school in Grenada and completed fellowships at the University of Chicago and Yale. https://www.carepointhealth.org/doctor/david-principe/
  6. I don't get all the fuss about Frankie going to prom. In June 2019 Frankie was 20 years old and had just finished his sophomore year at Sacred Heart. Gia was 18 years old, graduating high school and was soon starting her freshman year at Rutgers University. We know that she thinks he is hot, he thinks she is pretty and that they have hung out socially before. Frankie turned 21 in October 2019. Gia turned 19 in January 2020. There is a 2 year 4 month age difference between the two of them. Can we please stop acting like Frank is a 37 year old perv escorting Gia to the high
  7. Party of 3. Gia started crying, i cried, and cried my way right through Teresa telling her how proud of her she was, to Nonno crying when she came down the stairs. I know it seemed over the top, but i don't think it is unusual in northern nj towns. My prom was more years ago than I can count but I can say that yes, this jersey girl got her hair, nails and makeup done, yes, my date arrived and waited for my grand enteance, yes we took a zillion photos, and yes we rode in the limo to a pre-prom party with even more photos with a larger group of friends where all the parents gathered for
  8. I finally just saw this episode. And I have to say, I like the business side of Marge. This isn't Teresa and fabellini or Melissa twerking on her runway, this is a 20 year career, that existed long before the housewives, and you could tell that for Margaret, this was a really important professional milestone. It was really nice to see. And I don't doubt that Margaret made it crystal clear ahead of time that if anybody threw down at her event, there would be hell - and legal fees - to pay. Joe Gorga is a pig. I have to give credit to Bill for walking away. Joe and Melissa are not cl
  9. Good god Frank Sr. is such a fucking neanderthal. That is all I can say about him. Was anybody besides me really irritated with Melissa this episode? She flipped her jersey shore girl on pretty quickly IMO. If I had been sitting there observing, I would have been just as disgusted by her behavior in the Hamptons as Jennifer. Her yelling at Jennifer "you looking at me?" And "walk away!" was something straight out of seaside. If I were Jackie I would have been MOR.TI.FIED. And her digs at Teresa, and her thinly veiled insults and criticisms, veiled under a carefully measured vo
  10. It was also clear that they had fun with it. Both were smiling.
  11. Maybe. But when JLo took the stage I'm ashamed to say "huh, she really does look like Melissa Gorga" (then was rightly horrified).
  12. So I just started watching season 1 again and I'm really surprised by Teresa. She can speak much more clearly and while clearly "spoiled rich girl" she is not nearly as vapid and idiotic as she is now. Part of me wonders if she plays it up a bit? This episode was exhausting. That fight was exhausting. Why fight so much about a birthday party?? Nobody cares! And I have to say this. Just because Melissa is all beige and glossy now, she is still jersey shore trash and that was on display loud and clear this episode. Her "are you looking at me?" and her "take her out of here!
  13. It must be really exhausting and expensive trying to keep up a housewives look. Between the fillers and botox and boob jobs and wardrobe, and having to wear 4 inch platforms and 3 layers of makeup at the beach, and have a different hair length each week, good grief. I'd be such a shitty housewife. My makeup routine consists of a bit of sheer foundation and lipgloss, my face is 100% natural because I believe that, in most cases, what you were born with is what compliments your features best (except for some nose jobs if they are wanted, i suppose), and i only wear flip flops down the shore,
  14. I can't help but wonder if it is partly because of jennifer's actions/portrayal on the show, especially in season 1, that Gabby has had to endure the end of her friendships and some of the bullying. And perhaps some of those friendships even developed because her mother was cast on the show to begin with, they had built this huge home, etc. Middle school leaves scar everywhere on everyone and middle school girls can be especially vicious. And I bet plenty have watched the show and found plenty of ammo within it.
  15. Poor Coco. I don't think this is QUITE what she had in mind. I just really don't get why she thought she DIDN'T have money. I mean, we've seen the recruitment email. We know the type that Bravo looks for. Don't they pretty much outline that you have to be loaded to be considered? (not sure how Dolores fell through the cracks because I truly don't think she has a high net worth. I don't get why she just assumed she was just kind of standard upper middle class. Because she drives a minivan? She's been to her house, it's not exactly small. Sure it's not as big as the hom
  16. This is the dumbest argument. 2 twin boys - middle school age? They want bball and pizza. Their friends want bball and pizza. They get bball and pizza. Everybody wins. Boys love party. 1 middle school girl. Birthday parties = social status. Invites matter. The party matters. God forbid the 11 year old girls are bored at the birthday party, then it was a bad party. Combine that with the mommy-wars to outdo each other, and you have Gabbys party. But it isn't ever going to stop the social aggression that exists between girls and women. These are two completely differe
  17. I love the pebbles. I think there were three reasons for it. One had to do with the type of grass that you could grow in certain areas of the jersey shore. I don't think that's the case any longer, as how we treat and care for land has changed, but back in the day, it was pebbles. But there was also an cosmetic factor. It gave a lot of the towns a uniform look. Some of the towns even have rules in terms of what color you can paint your home (varying neutral shades), so you have this very pleasing aesthetic. And third, upkeep. For those who owned the shore homes as vacation
  18. I think it depends on the question - do you live down the shore or are you going down the shore for the day or for a vacation. If you live down the shore, you can say toms river is down the shore. If you are going down the shore, people are referring to the actual beachfront towns. Is the toms river house a shore house? I would say because it is not the permanent residence, no. But it is still down the shore. It's complex, I know. Context and permanency matters. As for areas that are considered the shore, the furthest north is Sandy Hook, all the way down to Cap
  19. I actually think that Jackie is probably the wealthiest of the group. And i dont think she ever presented herself as upper middle class? Tre has gone through the bankruptcy. Dolores doesn't come close. Didn't Margaret declare bankruptcy in the past year or so? Jennifer and Melissa probably clme close but of the husbands Evan is pulling the highest salary heading up a hedgefund. And both came into their marriage with money. And Jackie had taken her trust fund and invested in the Hamptons house and some manhattan apartments. And given that evan is in finance you can confidently s
  20. So much shade in that lol The Gorga and Giudice shore houses are tacky because they are tacky. But you really can't compare where they are to beachfront hamptons. Even if you were beachfront LBI you probably couldn't quite compare it - or even Stone Harbor or Spring Lake. Hamptons just has the more impressive "brand." That said, people have clear preferences. If you prefer the Hamptons, you are never going to love the Jersey Shore and vice versa. They are completely different animals. I get the impression that this is a forced storyline for Dolores, who has never be
  21. Oh, I get the opposite impression, I think there is more wealth there than we have seen. We have barely seen their house, even on her bravo video extra "tour," and we havent seen the property other than the driveway and what looks like part of the front or side yard, rather than the back. And of everybody i know who has a house down the shore or out on the hamptons or fire island, or whereever, all but one, rent it out. Having a property that you use primarily as an investment property is not an indication that you can't afford it. It can just as easily be considered part of your over
  22. That was the best part of the entire show. I busted up laughing. Then I went digging into my pantry to see if we had any leftover sprinkle cookies, because I flove sprinkle cookies. We didn't. And so I was sad. I think Melissa and her ego legitimately thought that just by nature of being on RHONJ, it would launch some other type of career for her in fashion or entertainment because she was THAT special. I honestly don't think she realized that she would have to work for it. Hence her ambitions to be a 37 year old pop princess. So I think she figured out that she did have to put
  23. That thing was gross. And it was boiled lamb? That is just disgusting. I am rewatching now and it sounds like it is something the kids do every year, not that they had never seen it before. The dolmas thing made no sense unless the family just doesn't have homemade grape leaves at the table on a regular basis. They are very time intensive to make, so it could be that they have them just once or twice a year on holidays. So maybe that is why she was "introducing" them. Or then again, maybe it was just for the sake of the cameras. Gabby looks just like her grandmother but with her
  24. Agreed, she brings it up. But that does not make it okay for the others to mock and degrade her because of her sex life, no matter what she puts out there herself.
  25. I can't believe that I'm going to defend Danielle on this, however, I literally get sick to my stomach any time the housewives/show uses Danielle's past and current sexual experiences as an excuse to shame her. Every single time the comments are absolutely vile. From the men sitting around the table watching her porn, to "Evan saw it and didn't want to have sex for 2 weeks!" to "her vagina has claws" -- all the way back to season 1, it is NOT okay and it will NEVER be okay and in this day an age, after all we've learned from this "Me Too" the fact that a woman like Danielle is somehow exemp
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