A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as: friendship, kinship, common interest, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, relationships of beliefs, knowledge, or prestige.
I love MOTHERS' DAY! It's the one day that we (the super moms of the world) get recognized for all the many wonderful things that we do for our children. It is also the day that we show appreciation for the women that brought us into the world, our own mothers. One of the great things that I share in common with my cast mates is being a mother. No matter how much we may agree or disagree, I think we all can connect with each other as mommies. So I decided to throw a Mothers' Day brunch in honor of us, and you can only imagine my excitement when all the ladies (with the exception of Kim, her daughter was ill) confirmed. I was truly touched that such a fabulous group of social butterflies cleared their schedules to allow me to host them in my home. I knew that if they were giving up their special day for me (as I'm sure other invites were extended), I had to make sure that a good time was had by all.
Rewind back to the definition of social network. Well, I recently saw the movie "The Social Network" (stay with me guys, you know I tend to jump all over the place with my blog), and it got me thinking about my own social network. My whole life has always been composed of variety of social agendas and social extracurricular activities ranging from invites to attend the Oscars to running around like a crazy woman to find a last minute gift for a 10-year old birthday party. I am constantly in a room or at a dinner table with people who I need to know (so I'm told) or someone who has been told that they need to know me. I love meeting people; however I do find that meeting like-minded career oriented fun folks to socialize with can be a challenge. And even when you meet someone that you kind of hit it off with, does that mean that you invite them into your home around your family?
i love u girl! u r the bomb! enough said! And Kenya needs to take more than a few pointers from U! She's the definition of a HATER!
I absolutely love you, Cynthia! You are real and very classy! I love reading your blogs too. Your sense of humor is refreshing
You're funny! I think your house is nice & it doesn't look like it's in the hood, actually I think your house looks better than Phaedra's. Maybe the wine got a hold of Peter. I'm pretty sure Phaedra probably insisted that Apallo (w/his good looks self) bring the gift to the bruch to show off.
I love you and am so glad you are on the show. I think you add a genuine mix of real and classy that is lacking in some. I like how you stay grounded and that you are a good friend to NeNe, who I also love, new nose and all. You are right on point with your brunch notes.
Oh my stars, how much do I love thee? You are HILARIOUS, darling..absolutely hilarious! I am sitting here laughing so hard that my back hurts. And, could you BE more observant? Nail hit right on the head, that's what you did. Muah, I love love love you! And, I think your house is lovely in a lovely area.
Girl you are BEAT and you have the realest personality on the show! What a grand combination, and I love your blogs!! You are funny girl!! lol, do you need a gay bff?? Im only a couple hours away in Nashville!! LOVE U!
OMG...YOU are hysterical!!! I almost peed my pants reading your blog (& I don't have a baby sitting on my bladder either!). Honestly, you ladies made a long day at work fade away for a while! I'm not sure if you or NeNe won the comedy award, but you both cracked me up tonight!!! BRAVO! ... and thanks!
My new favorite housewife! I love reading your blogs....especially your "things that made me giggle" part. Absolutely hilarious and so on point! Keep being you and don't ever change! Glad you are part of the new season and can't wait to see what's next.
You are a true lady and absolutely gah-jus (gorgeous)! NeNe has been my favorite throughout this ride,but she may have to share that honor with you. Im glad you're on the show...best wishes to you!
Cynthia - It's nice to see a lady with real class on this show. You seem to be very intelligent, as well as beautiful.....just lovely thru and thru. No wonder Peter wants to marry you....he knows a treasure when he finds one. Am looking forward to watching you in all the future shows...keep up the good work.
I think you're a class act. I think you are a very classy hostess. I would have like to know what you served for dinner.
You make me laugh everytime i read your blogs and you really round out the group well. They should have kept lisa instead of fakedra... I am a georgia girl and currently a college student. I have never thrown my accomplishments or belittled anyone so I don't know where she gets this whole "southern belle" stuff from... I guess the planet the salahis are on! Keep doing you cynthia and make sure you don't get on nene's bad side! love her but she crazy!!! lmao :) god bless!
don't do it...you have too much going for yourself...i wish i were in an exciting, profitable career...just don't get too uppity...but i like your style and honesty, you are not pretentious. marriage is not what our mothers and grandmothers saught (security and respect)...we should not be pressured into a 'life long' commited relationship...and believe me things change after the honeymoon...always have and always will.
Cynthia, I really enjoy your scenes. You've got beauty, class, grace and honesty. You're a great addition to the show!
Cynthia you are hilarious! You say all the things I be thinking. Peter was out of line and it was not appropriate timing to discuss that in front of the other ladies. I like Peter though because he seems to have class with a lady who is classy on him arm. You and Kandi or my favorite!
Baby you may live in a former ghetto but you have ten times the class that Phakedra. She got some nerve!
Hi Cynthia, Peter was a bad boy. I hoped he apologized to nene after that stunt. After he got dissed in the limo by Phaedra aka black tammy faye baker he should have known not to hit below the belt. see you guys on the next episode.
Cynthia, where do I begin? Ok, the beginning:
1. If the bra fits, you must admit your a D honey. My honey is Peter's biggest fan now.
2. The pickle predick....ament. What the what?
3. I told him I would have killed him if he embarrassed me by going hard on a friend at our home. He didn't hear me because he was laughing so hard at Peter's jab at NeNe. He was also making shot gun sounds like Peter blasted NeNe. He said, "this show finally has a man who speaks." I felt your pain, I could see it on your face.
4. Sugar in the Vajayjay, Kandi and Phaedra are crazy and misinformed as hell. Who told them wrong?! Miss Joyce, you should have spoken up on that, cuz I know you know better. Now all these babies on twitter and facebook, with no money for a co-pay, are running around thinking it's ok to put sugar in the coochie. No, no, no....and no some more! You can't put sugar in THERE!
5. I feel for NeNe, we all go through tough times, even if we put on the mask.
After reading this blog I love you! You're smart and hysterical (you hide your sharp wit on the show) and had me giggling in bed next to my sleeping hubby as I read your thoughts on the recession, va jay-jays, and cool whip ! Keep it up!
I love you Cynthia, you are GORGEOUS on the inside and out. Moreover despite all of Phaedra's allusions (or shall I say delusions), you are clearly quite intelligent. Your blogs are always sassy, candid and well written...kudos for that. Honestly I am on the fence about your husband, he seems to be a cool guy but I can tell he doesn't let things go (hence the constant references to the Mr. Clean thing) and it was really uncool for him to bring up the Nene marital woes thing at the dinner. I hope it hasn't had a lasting, detrimental impact on your friendship with Nene because it seems you guys genuinely like and appreciate each other. You and Peter make a handsome couple nonetheless and I hope you guys have a long lasting marriage.
Back to Phaedra, why does she keeping throwing shade at you? I know much of it probably involves jealous because you are a beauty and she is well...let's just say the antithesis of beauty (both internally and externally). I really wanted to smack her when she told your daughter that she shouldn't be a model but to a lawyer instead. It is obvious that she feels modeling is an unworthy career, simply because it doesn't involve traditional, academic prerequisites. I am a firm believer in following your own path, while being an attorney is admirable, you can find worth and merit in just about any profession. Furthermore Phaedra doesn't appear to be an Einstein herself yet she is always lauding her own achievements (sheesh Phae, you aren't the first and won't be the last attorney in the world). I also found it deplorable of her to talk about your neighborhood like that, isn't she from country ass Athens (far from Scarsdale my dear)?
Anyways back to you; stay lovely and continue to show that you have the restraint of an angel (if I were you, I would have already tore into Phaedra for the various disrespectful things she has said to you).
Thanks to the ATL Housewives and Bravo for bringing back laughter, sanity and low-decibel relationships to the series. Nice to be able to enjoy the Housewives individually and together, without having to brace for cra-zee and even scary behavior to pop up.
Love Love Love your Blog.. You are not afraid to say what we all think and yet instill some humour... I loved the comment about being in a recession and keeping your va jay jay stocked..Too Funny.. Keep them coming.
How bad did you feel when your man made those rude comments to NeNe? But then again if NeNe doesn't want anyone to talk about it she shouldn't but all her business out there!
Each week I am pleasantly surprised with your intelligence, wit, and charm. My bad for thinking all models were basically...well...stupid.
Ok Ms. Cindi B, You had us fooled with that first blog!!!! LOL....I love you!!! You are funny, brilliant, beautiful, kind and very good at keeping it real. I admire you for being able to "check" your mate on the NeNe situation and for being a good friend. I thought your home was/is beautiful and I thought the Mother's day gathering was a nice gesture.
One question.....how do you get the spikey hair doo?
I like you , your blog's are cool, and thank's for blogging after the show air's, teach the other ladies to do the same. Anyway, this episode was crazy, Qustion why didn't you put peter in his place when he try to call NeNe out, he really shouldn't have done that, I hope he told her he was sorry, that was really uncalled for. And he know's everybody has marriage problem's once in awhile. He seem's like he had alot of relationship problem's, being as though he has alot of kid's and he isn't with any of the mother's, Hell that speak's volume right that. He seem's like a nice person, but he to just like Phendra need to think before they speak, and consider other people's feeling's.
Yes you are new to the show but you are holding your own. i am glad you are a real friend to Ne Ne everybody will love to have a forever( friend that no matter of a good time or bad time they will stick it out for you. It is nice to see inspite of your schudule you make time for your child.
even though Peter was insensitive with Nene, he has his own mind. but as usual, you ended up making us laugh about it all in the end with this blog. all is forgiven. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ON THIS SHOW!!!
I love you!!! Peter is hilarious! Nene is my girl, but should not be putting her business out there for Peter or anyone else to comment! Fakedra NEEDS TO GO!
How do you hang out with that ake Phaedra? How dare she make negative comments about where you live. You are so much more beautiful, sophisticated, and generally a nicer person. She thinks she's great but she is just there. "Just There", means exactly what it sounds like, just there, nothing special.
I agree, I like Ms. C. and give her a credit for call out her boyfriend's stupid conduct out, but again that show what kind of person he very is. I'm sorry, but I think she could do better than him. First he is too old for her, second, he has too many kids (Mr. clean not thing is not that far from the fact), third, he is getting toward 60 years old, he's still immature, For ex. Mr. clean thing, his crossing the line with NENE, etc... Additional, Cynthia might compel or learn to accept her neighborhood, but you should not feel bad to want be in better neighborhood. Again Peter sound defensive during your ride to Nene about living in better Neighorhood. I hope you walk away from him soon than later. You could do better, don't settle.
Cynthia, I want to applaud you for the way you carry yourself! It seems as if some people believe the Real Housewives of Atlanta to be a depiction of the wealthy African-American community. If this is true (which i don't believe) you are a very positive representation! You seem to be a very well rounded, positive, and upbeat person. It seems as if other people (cough cough the southern belle couch cough) may be trying too hard to take on that role/show themselves and thier culture in a positive light, when in fact it is doing the opposite. I believe the saying is "Real regonizes real" and you seem to be keepin' it real! I love that :)
You are such a breath of fresh air this season. No need for the phonies...aka Phaedra. Despite Peter's jab at NeNe, I don't think it was coming from a bad place to hurt her intentionally. Men just say the stupidest things:)
And if your daughter decides to become a model, attorney, doctor, secretary, garbage collector, bee keeper, whatever...she will be wonderful because you've taught her to be.
What an asset you are to this show, Your blogs are articulate, funny and what the blog is supposed to be about....the show! Perhaps Phadrea can learn from you on how to blog (not Preach) and manners. Is Phadrea really this bad, so fake and put on, its painful to watch, too over the top. You are a natural in every sence of the word!
The more I see of you on the show, the more I like you. You are witty, intelligent, and you seem very honest.
I was just sitting here reading your blog and thought, I LIKE HER! you are very precise in your observation of the people on the show. You see them just how I saw them. I doubt if Kim's daughter was sick, but it was Mother's Day and she probably wanted to spend it with her folks. Great blog, keep up the good work. Keep staying true to you.
YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!!, lovely and warm and all good things. Phaedra should take a few lessons from you on how to be a proper southern lady, because you exemplify it all. You hosted what looked like a lovely Mother's Day brunch, which offered a good deal of important advice from Kandi's mother. I find it amazing that you even let her in your home after the baby momma commnets she made about Peter. But then again, see how she insults her own husband, so I guess her definition of proper is unique (strange, really). And I AGREE about the sugar, NO,NO,NO. Another oddity for a woman so educated woman. How does an attorney not know her due date AND puts sugar in her va-jay-jay?? I love your blog lists of highlights on the show. You pick all the right ones!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!