It’s the end of my first week with Bethenny and my first time accompanying her at an appearance. I swear to God I think my hair got bigger since last week. It looks like I took a fork and stuck it into an electrical outlet. I was excited to see Bethenny in action at the JCC event because I knew one of her greatest strengths was her aptitude to engage an audience through wit, truth, and the ability to relate. This is where I felt I’d be able to learn the most from her.
I was, however, a bit distracted to say the least. I stepped into the house, took one look around, and all I could think was, "Old Mc Donald had a farm, e-i, e-i MILF. With a MILF, MILF here and a MILF, MILF there, here a MILF, there a MILF, everywhere a MILF, MILF."
I figured Bethenny would mingle with the guests, make small talk, snap photos, and give a speech. I didn’t think I needed to be by her side the entire time. I was very wrong. One person after another approached her, and although Bethenny always puts on a happy face, you could see how after a while that can get annoying.
I was off hunting cougars with my bow and arrow instead of making sure Bethenny was taken care of. It was the absolute wrong thing to do, but hey, next time you’re a 24-year-old guy and get tossed into a room chock full 'o MILF, let me know how you respond. I think Bethenny is a great wing-woman. Giving me a nice shout out at the beginning of her speech definitely offset the necessity to run my head under the sink the other night.
I love your humble honesty..you just might do well with Bethany. She is a fabulous person and I really wish you success.
U are awesome. Im a gay guy and my gaydar tells me U are not gay. I enjoy watching U. U are refreshing and always make me laugh out loud. Bethenys generation had Dirty Dancing whe have Grinding, its all the same with different names. When U put your hair under the sink it stayed exactly the same, what kind of gel do U use? I can see U are a hard worker and always willing to learn. I can see why Bethenny chose U for the job. Keep Up the good work.
The best quality that B has is her ability to size people up on the spot - she was sooo right in hiring you to be her assistant - I can tell that you have a wonderful chemistry.
and please don't say that you're "unmountable"... it just ruins the fantasy...heh, heh... (just kidding...) you're a great guy Max ;)
You are just too cute!! Mostly because of the funny things you say, and you don't even realize they are funny! I think you great because you don't even try, and you make me laugh!
Max, I like you. When Bethenny chose you as her assistant I thought that you would be really.......loss for words.......douchy. After the first episode I could tell that you weren't and I thank you for that. I really enjoy watching you and Bethenny have your nice talks. Thanks for not being douchy. Can't wait for the rest of the season!
Ok didn't you say in your interview that your job was to anticipate what your boss (Bethenny) needed before she asked you for it or told you about it. It seems like she has to hold your hand every step of the way...I mean is that how you are in relationships? Is that why you are single? So many other people could have done your job better.
Get a personality in your blogs!
Max, you're adorable, but the 'two decades older' isn't much better than the 'your generation'.
I'm thinking that it's a good idea to avoid discussing age or age difference. Maybe stick to the weather.
It is cute to watch you squirm though.
I think you're gonna grow with this. You're funny and smart and I think can hold your own. Just please retire the word, "MILF". Feh.
Hi Max -- I'm Bethenny's generation, and here's what: we did grind and still do. At all the high school dances I went to back in the day, every single guy I slow danced with had a boner and a license to grind, apparently.
Max, you are just adorable and I just died laughing when you said "your generation" hahaha hell I'm 53 and I don't care but when I was in my 30's I was dating a college boy, well 31 to be exact. That was cute and you are doing fine at least as far as the show is concerned. I wish you luck and you will go far if you stick with Bethenny and listen to her, she's down to earth and very approachable which is why so many of us "peasants" out here love her lol. I'm already hooked on the show and look forward to many years of watching you all, xox.
Max you are a great addition to the show!! Loved what you did before the dinner party with the hair! lol You seem like a fun guy with a great sense of humor! Looking forward to seeing you this season!! Keep the blogs coming! : )
Max, it is so refreshing to see you with Bethanny. I ahve 3 sons and my younger one is more into fashion, his hair, singing and has a ton of girls as friends. People are always saying to his older bros that he is gay. He most definitely isn't, he loves the ladies but he is very in tune with his feminine side. I love the way you take the heat from people and you stand ur ground. My son watched the clips with you in it and we talked about it. He said that is exactly how he feels. He said it doesn't bother him that people think he's gay, he knows it bothers his brothers. he is cool with himself and seeing you go through it too made him feel more comfortable about being himself. I love Bethanny and have for years watching her. She is brash, lovely and one smart Cookie! You are very fortunate to be working for her. We are very fortunate that you are on the show. I can't thank you enough for standing up for all young men that are straight but love some of the softer parts of life. xoxo Martha Lee
Max -- the good thing about making mistakes is that you learn from it and be a better assistant for it. You can't anticipate what you've never experienced so now you've experienced waiting for the car and you've made a mental note to yourself ... you'll never forget that. Which, in turn, will make you start thinking ahead and anticipating other things. You can also anticipate things by going online and networking with people who do are in the same field as you .. they can provide a lot of insight for you.
By the way, are you sure you've never been on TV before? You really look awfully familiar ....
Max, I think you add some great humor to the show! Im excited for all of the upcoming episodes...Best of luck!
Max,Didn,t you say you played football in school?...If so,it,s easy to know what to do while in public with Bethaney....RUN INTERFERENCE!....Stay between Bethaney and anyone else.Everyone must go thru you to get to her....simple.She will tell you when to back away.
Loved the show, you're too funny! How does your decade dance? That's a classic! Ok, hate to ask but what the heck does MILF stand for? I've never heard that before.
Max, It's not your fault that you did not know your responsibilities at your first appearance with Bethenney. SheI should have briefed you on exactly what she needed from you before the event. However, I'm guessing that Bethenney expected a little more common sense on your part....no offense. Like you said, you are just 24 and new at this job. I am sure with her guidance you will evolve and grow into being able to anticipate her needs. As far as the hair goes, the length and height makes you look younger than your years....cut it short. I guarantee people will no longer think your gay.
You did a good job. Don't let the fame of being on reality TV go to your head. B has worked long and hard to be where she is. Remember anything that comes easy isn't really what it seems. Keep learning and stay one step ahead and it will all work out.
Hey Max! You're too funny! I'm still laughing about when you asked Bethenny if people in her generation grind! You're a nice guy! I'm sure there are a lot of MILF's out there who wouldn't mind grinding with you. :)
OOOOOOOOh my God! I haven't laughed for so long after reading a blog. But your line is good, "old mcdonald had a farm..." hiiiiiiilaaaaaaaarious! Either you are a fast learner and bethenny's lines are sticking to you or you are perfect match as her assistant. You look real sweet and good luck!
HahaHa Seriously ? How do people a few decades older than you dance ... Have you happen to notice Madona.. just to name one !!!! lets see you keep up with her ..
You are adorable, not to mention a hoot and a half. I like how you can take it and then dish it out with restraint! That's the way to work it with Bethenny.
Love, love, love you on the show.
Just a BTW...doesn't Shawn or Sean (sp) look like a cross between Nicholas Cage and PeeWee Herman?? :) His facial expressions are hysterical...good casting!
The show is such a fun departure from NYC Houswives. Jason is just the best and now I see where he gets it...his parents are a delight.
I like you too Max. You seem to fit right in to Bethenny's crazy life.
Oh, Kevin C in Jax, MILF stand for "Mothers I'd Like to F**K". I think it comes from the American Pie movies.
Just like Jason, you're a perfect match for Bethenny as an assistant. Your calmness, sense of humor, and people-person skills are an asset for her. Love you on the show.
I almost spit out my tea last night when you said "Does your generation grind!" Classic! You should have demonstrated on Bethenney.
Max you're hilarious and I loveee you! Bethenny made the right choice hiring you, and you're nice eye candy;) But seriously you seem like everything I'm interested in and I'm sorry im not a MILF, I'm a little younger than you but trust me I would not dissappoint.
Max, you are a perfectly tactless fit for the show! You are a great character, adn can't wait to see what else you come up with!
...one more thing...the Cougars & MILFS are paying your way...dont bite the hand and all that. Hope you can look back and laugh at yourself when you are the oldest one in the room!!! Good thing you're funny.
You are a a very smart young man, hang in there with Bethany(my fav H/W & Ramona & Alex.... But i did LOL. You are nice on the eye too.
You and Bethenny together make the show hilarious!!! Im so glad she hired someone that could handle her personality and could also make it entertaining for us to watch, I mean it also helps that your so HOT!!! Did you have any luck with the milfs at the JCC Party?? Just wondering..
For the record the word MILF means "Mother I'd Like to F***"... Come on thats what everyone calls a hot mom!!!!
Max, What a stitch! But really, you need to DRESS for an EVENT you are attending with Bethenny!! She is the hottest housewife, chef, author, etc. etc. out there, and you show up in a ratty sweater looking stupid! Get a lock on things. Appearance isn't so much in her apt. office, but OUT & ABOUT, look like a human that belongs with her! THEN, appearance is EVERYTHING!! Your public performance and appearance is a -zero- but be TEACHABLE!! Then you announce you prefer Cougars,...just what Jason didn't want in his home!! Sharpen up or get out! Cute will only get you so far, at the next event I hope to see you on your A-game and not looking at the floor. ASSIST her! HELP her! That's why you're there, remember? ACCOMODATE her! ESCORT her in and out of the venue by her side, not dragging behind or scouting for a date.
Max you are a hoot..... Love love love the way you casually asked the question " Does you generation Grind ?? Laughed my ass off.... You are gonna make this show baby.....Betheny's is luck to have found you.... you are a big huge asset to the show.... Good luck honey....
Max, you're SUCH a guy... and we love it!!! (and you) You seem to be the perfect guy for the job and it can only get better! Glad you're on the show... can't wait til next week!
O.k. what's up with the wedding planner's crazy eyes. Are we going from Ramona's crazy eyes to this ones???
Max, you are a real cutie. To the person that asked what a MILF is...it means Mother I'd Like to F.... I didn't know what it meant either until a guy friend of my teenage daughter called me one !! Thank you again darling!!!
". . . everywhere a MILF MILF"......LOVE IT! you are bethenny are cut from the same cloth and are going to do just fine!!!! HILARIOUS!
"Cougar" and "MILF" are not terrific ways to describe women of any age. I think they are both fairly derogatory, and by no means the worst words this society has for women, using them does not make you seem as intelligent or sensitive as I am sure you are.
You are in for a fun ride, so enjoy and remember to take care of Bethenny. She has been through a lot in the past year. She needs people around her that really care and are honest and not qossip spreaders. If you remember that you will be with her for a long time. She is a smart lady and can teach you a lot about business. She is funny and witty. I love to watch her on the show. I think it is hard when you have fame and you just want people to remember you are human, You have you quirks and life problems just like the rest of us. Hey, at least you get to come to work and see one hot lady everyday! Got to be a plus! You are not so shabby yourself :). Good luck on the show!
MILF stands for Mother I'd Like to F**k. It's a term I don't care for and shows disrepect towards women - in my humble opinion. I think "hot chick" would have gotten the point across without being so crass and so crude. Otherwise, I think you're a success on the show. Mind your manners....and you'll be okay!