OK, how has the term ho-bag crawled across every Housewives franchise this spring? Seriously, I think Andy Cohen needs to add a "ho-bag of the week" award for the housewife that goes the craziest each week. Maybe we should have runners-up too?
So first Jacqueline leads the witness a bit when asking her little boy whether he likes to see her fight with Ashley. Mommy wants you to answer no, so answer no. Of course she's also correct – fighting in front of the little guy is something he’ll remember.
Now it's onto Danielle's roses from Jacqueline. She calls to thank her, then calls again to berate her. Oh wait, the flowers were for CHRISTINE. I hope she got to see them. One good thing, when Danielle decided to make the second call she sent Jillian out of the room. Good girl. During call number two, did anyone else notice the dog attacking the furry purple bone in the background? Seemed appropriate to the voicemail. Editors, I love you. "She's walking in a fashion show, and nothing’s going to take me down." Oh wait, the modeling job is for CHRISTINE.
Now it’s time for tea and ho-bags! Dina, if you don’t want to see Teresa’s chuckie, stay away from red raspberry leaf tea. Otherwise you’re good to go.
Caroline will only enter Jacqueline's house if there is coffee. I completely understand this. I don’t talk to my husband or children before I have coffee. During the discussion about the Danielle drama AGAIN, she brings up a good point. If Danielle didn’t celebrate Nicholas' birth and Jacqueline didn't make a big deal out of that, why the drama regarding Jacqueline missing the lunch and sending flowers? Oh, wait. Sending flowers will get you killed in housewife land; we learned that on our show. It's almost as bad as being a ho-bag.
i agree danielle is trying to make this modeling opportunity all about her. you can see it in christine's face how annoyed she was during her photoshoot, and while they were at IMG talking about traveling the world... seriously...let christine do her thing, and stop trying to steal her thunder. jeeez.
Alex, love your comments. I have to admit I wasn't a fan of yours till this season of RHONY. This season you seem like you are actually one of the most real and down to earth people on that show. I'm happy to see that you're guest blogging for RHONJ, your comments are so funny and right on. I think you should get Bethenny and Jason to move to Brooklyn and start your own RHONY (actually married housewives) Brooklyn eddition. I think you should bring it up with Andy next time you go on Watch What Happens Live.
Good post, but I can't wait to see your show this week I can barely sleep at night waiting for the big meltdown!! Oh and Daniells daughter is strikingly beautiful!
Ahhhh Alex you crack me up all the time! Ho-Bag. Seriously used on all the RH shows. Hilarious!! xoxoxoxo
Alex- you are hilarious! I am so enjoying you this season and whatever you've done with your hair- it looks fabulous! Keep on calling out the ho-bags! hahaha!
Great Blog; I do get it! Enjoy you on the NY show and in your blogging. You are very grounded; please stay that way and don't let any of the "celebrity" get to you.
You are so funny Alex! I love your guest blogging - it adds such a nice lightness to these serious and dramatic episodes.
Alex, you rock. LOL You just crack me up all the time. You are funny, centered and grounded. You really have become a favorite. Your mission, if you wish to take it, is to say ho-bag at least once in all of your blogs. Hey! Maybe it can become a drinking game. :)
All the best.
SPOT-ON girl, er, ho-bag! LOL.....but seriously, great blog and my hubby does the same thing with the kids....I think that in general men are more apt to use "negative" reinforcement than the coddle type of "positive" reinforcement. I think it is a testosterone thing and even if the child is a girl, they wanna toughen them up!
been there, done that......just have to let dads be dads as long as they aren't abusive!
I truly hope you get your own show someday! Thanks for KEEPING IT REAL!! And when are you coming to Chicago?
Correction Alex, Joe is an American from the United States, not an Italian. In this case, if you meant to compare an "American" to an "Australian", then that is fine- again, in this case.
Alex, you're wonderful ... so grounded, and so accurate! I hope you and Simon are returning to RHONYC next season!!
OMGSH, Alex, thank you for the chuckle this afternoon. What a hoot, you ho bag! rotfl!
Also thought it was kinda funny in one of Danielle's blogs that she told Caroline to "get a hobby" Does that sound familiar.? Geeze louise!
Love ya Alex and looking forward to thursday night when we get to see Kelly and all her craziness!
All I have to say is Alex you rock. Your my fave housewife out of all of them. Love the 4 Jersey girls notice I only said 4, but your the fave of New York. Good luck and all the best to you.
Alex, love how you are coming out of your shell and showing us more of your personality. Funny blog...ho bag!
Awesome post Alex! You broke it down so well! You are being an awesome friend to Bethany (sp?) during all her drama with Jill, LuAnn and Kelly
Alex, I have no words for how much I love you! Your commentary on the NY and NJ blogs is spot on and is so witty. It seems like you've gotten a lot of love this season from viewers, and I hope you are enjoying all of your popularity. All the best to you and your family!
Alex, you are too funny. Your blogs defiantely make me laugh! Its nice to get the perspective of someone not in the drama.
Alex, I think Danielle has taking enough punches from everyone else. You of all people should understand that.
Alex as usual, your outlook is humorous and informative. My only thought here is that Joe reminded me of my father when I was that age. (to long ago to mention..lol) My Italian father was tough on all of us kids, but as I got older I understood that he was just trying to bring out our absolute best. He too was always a proud and beaming father at the outcome of what ever the task at hand was. And, always the first to brag about his children. Your right though, was that the right time to be that way, we will not know until Gia is older. In my case, it worked, I believe, as I am a very successful wife, mother and business woman. Type IA person, as in Italian American with a lot of purpose in life. p.s. I just want to say Ho..bag! AAAAhhh I feel better now!
Alex, you're coming into your own- you're getting punchy! Very funny blog. I didn't even get to say ho-bag! Guess I'll go comment to Danielle next! :D
A, I appreciate your blog being milder this time around and not criticizing the kids of NJ Housewives. Given you practically had a nervous breakdown when any NYC Housewife uttered the names "Johan and Francoise", I think complimenting the children and laying off critiquing parenting skills or the type of food they keep in their house is a much better route for a guest blogger from Brooklyn to take. There are many similarities and cross-overs, other than the "ho-bag", between the shows. As you analyze the NJ ladies, remember, you really are looking at a mirror image of yourself and the NY gals.
ok have to say when I read stun gun I actually laughed out loud. I'm just saying my favorite line still is while your in high school I'm in Brooklyn LMAO Love it!!! Also Love Brooklyn no trip to New York is complete without my trip for pizza and cheesecake and yes the best both come from BROOKLYN!! LOL
Alex! I'm loving you this season--both on RHNY and commenting here--who knew you were adorable and funny and insightful? I'm even finding Simon charming.