Tamra Barney

Tamra muses on this week's episode and brainstorms potential book titles!

on Mar 18, 20090

Congratulations Kelly, you had 3 minutes of airtime this week. It was nice to see her daughters who were adorable in their pink sweaters. I had to laugh at LuAnn asking Kelly where her house was, as if she didn't know. My biggest question was WTF was with the horse in the living room?

The only reason for Bethenny to lean into someone and talk slowly is to tell them, "If you DON'T shut the F up I am going to put this skewer through your eyeball."

Lunch with LuAnn and Bethenny was just about as funny as the show got this week. LuAnn saying, "You're going to lean in and talk very slowly." The only reason for Bethenny to lean into someone and talk slowly is to tell them, "If you DON'T shut the F up, I am going to put this skewer through your eyeball." Bethenny talks about 300 wpm and SLOW is just not in her making. The look on Bethenny's face was priceless - I think the queen of one-liners was at a loss for words.

The Health Expo with Bethenny and Alex was cute in so many ways. I do think Alex is a really nice person and is probably one of those friends that would always be there for you. When Alex told Bethenny that she met Simon looking for a one-night stand, I thought, 'Way to own the booty call Alex!'

I cringed when I saw Jill ringing Alex and Simon's doorbell. Jill is the last person I would want at my house criticizing everything. Jill went on and on and boy she wasn't sugar coating anything, from the location to the original molding (which I liked.) If you had to sum up what she really said, it's "You live in a shit area, don't over spend!" Then she had to top it off with wondering how Silex has sex in that loft bed. Really Jill? I think I would rather eat earthworms or poke my eyeballs out than think of Simon and Alex bumping fuzzies!

78 comments
concerned in wyoming
concerned in wyoming

Tamara you need to leave your controlling husband and focus on yourself. You deserve better then someone who treats you like a robot!

Misty - Las Vegas
Misty - Las Vegas

I love Gretchen and I think Tamara is a bit jealous of her. She seems to have low self esteem. She is gross for the way she is mean to Gretchen. If Gretchen was a "gold digger" then I dont think Jeffs children would like her and they seem to get along great. Get over yourself she doesn't want to be like you. She just gets what she wants and you don't. lol

Lisa
Lisa

I suggest you worry about your own life, instead of Gretchens'. What is your son up to? Oh yeah...nothing. And who in their right mind would give you a book deal? What story do you have to tell? Your only concern in life seems to be what Gretchen is doing. How is Jay btw? lol your best bud..

Viewer
Viewer

i reaallly hope you call out gretchen this next season because i just heard she is signing on for the next season. good job bravo shes is naked in a bunch of pictures and its clearly her i wonder how she is going to lie to try to get herself out of this one.

Dawn
Dawn

Damn girl you crack me up. I love the fact that you are so abrupt and you own it!!At first I didn't like you but no one likes me when they first meet me either- oh well. You just crack me up!!! Hope to one day run into you at the River!!!!

Carmella
Carmella

I just had the chance to watch the reunion show. Your behavior is defiantly not a good look for you. Why are you so mean and vindictive? Stop worrying about what Gretchen is doing...

Getting older is a privilege not a curse... Embrace the love and beauty that surrounds you...

Krista R.
Krista R.

Your're my absolute favorite! I didn't want to like you but you won me over. Can't wait for more!!!

Viewer
Viewer

I don't know why some of you are so judgemental. Tamara didn't say anything crude or immoral, as some of you stated. She speaks like most people do on a daily basis. Stop being so sensitive. If you don't like it, don't watch and don't read. If you insist on it, toughen up! Besides, though I LOVE Housewives OC, (the others only TRY to be as interesting!) IT IS A SHOW! DRAMA!

Cameron
Cameron

Haha Raquel is so on!! Your 15 minutes of fame should so be over, why don't you turn some of the observations you have on your life and the way you behave. You must have so much to do if you can sit down and watch an episode three times, your life must be so full and complete. Please take a moment to get over yourself.

Mel
Mel

Tamra you really need to take a deep look at yourself, you are not setting a very good example for your children at all with the way you behave and treat people. You are a two faced jealous person and it will do nothing but hold you back in life until you let it all go. The way you have treated Gretchen has been absolutely pathetic and I honestly haven't seen behaviour like that since I was in high school. Those viewers that look up to you really need to watch the season again and really take a long hard look at who you really are.

Katie
Katie

hahaha oh Tamra you're hilarious. I would definitely buy your book about getting prego at 18.

Angie
Angie

HAHAHAHA.

i love you Tamra! It is so true that Bethenny is the show and she's single! that's hilarious.

Raquel
Raquel

Tamra,

You really are a piece of work. Please point your high powered perception at the ridiculous way you behave on your own show and leave the ladies of NYC alone. They are fine. Kelly is not my favorite on the show but she has great style and the horse sculpture in her living room probably cost more than your implants and pseudo dinner party combined. Bethenny out classes you on every level... And you are jealous of Gretchen. Own it and get over it.

Mark
Mark

I'm in Love.

Vamp
Vamp

Yeah I agree I always wondered why Bethany was even on there since she is single but now they have Kelly who is single also? Go figure?

I can't stand Ramona,she really gets on my nerves with her eyes always way too open and her big mouth in which she always inserts her Foot!

I can't wait to see the next episode of the NJ housewives, talk about ghetto trash OMG!

Kevin
Kevin

My parents live near Laughling Nevada, I watch every episode you guys have and watch them over and over. I remember you and Simon went to Lake Havasu and made it look like so much fun. I just got back from visiting my parents and I HAD TO GO TO LAKE HAVASU... I needed to see the Naked Turtle Bar you guys made it look like so much fun, plus I had to cross my fingers hoping you guys might just happen to be there! YOU and VICKI THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST! VICKI "Whatever" ahahahahaah

tammy
tammy

Tamara I think you Vicki and Laurie are the main part of the show. I miss Laurie,but understand why she is away.Can't wait for her to come back.Tamara I have alot in comin with you. I really look up to you.Vicki you and Tamara really expire me. My dreams are wondering what a life chance I would have if my life was like you guys. I live in a small town of South Carolina. Don't really have all the expericenes you guys have. Gretchen and Lynn are not really for the show you can tell they don't fit in. I watch every show. I can't wait until the next show. I hope all you well and good luck.Take care of yourself.

sincerily, Tammy

Viewer
Viewer

I know you said that you liked the pink sweaters on Kelly's daughters..but, How did you like the TACKY pink rain boots Kelly wore this week on her date!!!(with a green mini dress? Huh??) She was a fashion model???

Viewer
Viewer

Bethany is one of the best on the show. At least she isn't being fake like you are.

jkt
jkt

your a legend in your own mind I hate people like you

Rachel
Rachel

OMG. I think I'm going to make this blog my homepage. HILARIOUS!

Viewer
Viewer

Tamara, to be honest I thought you were very nasty to Gretchen most of the season. I think you are probably a bit insecure with her being the more attrative blonde of the group now. I think your time would be more well spent observing the fact that you might not like Gretchen because she gets everything and all the attention YOU crave. Plus you didnt exactly "out" Gretchen. Everyone has skeletons in thier closet and I dont buy the whole "just having fun" thing on that night you tried to get her stupid drunk. If you dont care for her character why did you pretend to be her friend most of the season? You really are a bit two faced.

Meg
Meg

Tamra...don't listen to the rest of them. You are my absolute favorite. The Housewives of NY are so boring compared to OC..plus not near as hot. Keep it hot,Keep the attitude, and keep it real=0)

Viewer
Viewer

Tamra: You really need a reality check. Being on reality television has not been a learning experience for you in grace, tact, or good-old fashioned etiquette. Watch the show with objectivity (i.e., your eyes open to your behavior and not your over-done looks) and perhaps you will see how mean, uncouth, and nasty (not in a good way) you appear to viewers. I don't believe that people are being genuine when they give you compliments. I believe that the comments are meant to keep you from being the person you believe that you are, but have not yet become. Wake up!

armybarbiegirl
armybarbiegirl

I just want to say this..I have a husband who has been gone for over a year in the Middle East. I LOVED THE ENTIRE SEASON! I never saw it before. My friend called me and told me about it. I get so sad and lonely. It was one hour a week to sit and relax and not stress over my husband! All my friends said OMG GIRl You are totally Tamra! I said Thank you, to me thats a compliment! Thanks to Bravo and the girls for giving this army wife a smile!!!

Viewer
Viewer

FYI Tamra many equestrians have life-sized horse statues in their homes. I can't believe that you have never seen this in California?

Viewer
Viewer

honestly I just think your a hater and your jelous of a broad that can do whatever she wants so stop sippin the haterade...hater!

Denise, Albany NY
Denise, Albany NY

Hellloooo Tamra!!!!

Wow don't I miss you.. I love your blogs!! They keep me sane... you are hysterical! I have watched all of the housewives and Orange County is by far my favorite. I was a little mad this past season about the whole Gretchen ordeal.. but now come to find out she is lower than the ground everyone walks on.. still in shock!! Keep the blogs coming!!

Arizona
Arizona

I have posted two comments, why have you not posted them. Are you a Tamra fan and don't want the negative responses???????????????????????????????????????? Fair? I expect a resonse!

Viewer
Viewer

Tamara, I can't believe that you have the mouth that can let the words "morality" cross your lips. You have no morality what soever? You are the one that pimped your son out and then have the nerve to let the words "MORAL" cross your lips. You are a 2 faced piece????? Like Gretchen or not, your are so phony? You and your friend Vicki. Vicki who throws her husband under the bus any chance she gets... The one who's loudness out does Gretchen hands down. Get a live. Or understand what a live is?

Advice for Tamra
Advice for Tamra

Tamra, obviously you have some immense jealousy of single women. I see no problem with a single woman being on the show. Bethany is a breath of fresh air. Actually the whole New York gang is a breath of fresh air since they aren't stabbing each other in the backs all of the time. (example: throwing a party and trying to hook up a woman with your own son. That makes ME sick!) Please, for your own sake, try to examine your own past and figure out why you harbor such jealousy. Why would it bother you that someone has a Porche? Is it because your husband is a Mercedes Used Car Dealer? Other's cars should have no bearing on your life, so don't take it so personally. Trust me, you'll feel better about yourself if you can embrace all women -- young, old, single, married, divorced, widowed, etc. Jealousy will eat you up inside and eventually it shows on your face. I'm not being mean, just telling you like it is.

Patrica D.
Patrica D.

If you ask me, the New York housewives are the BEST! At least these women have some brains, individuality, and personality. After seeing a few episodes of the Orange County show I was disgusted... The New York girls do some good in this world, which is more than I can say for the blond bimbos with fake boobs in Orange County. (I can't tell one from the other until they open their mouths) It's refreshing to see women of different sizes, looking like real women, such as the New Yorkers are. Some have big boobs, some small ones.. some have dark hair, and some blond, but they don't all try to look alike... also, they don't try to hurt each other intentionally. (But I do think Ramona should move to Orange County... she's a perfect addition to their crew!) The New York Housewives RULE.

christine
christine

LOL Bumping fuzzies, ewwwwww!!! I miss the Orange County Housewives!!! NY is soooooo boring, and none of the women except B have any good looks, OR class. They seem very trashy. Cant wait for OC to come back! (without Gretchen)

Viewer
Viewer

I love orange county houseviwes. this was my first season watching. can't wait till it comes back. new york i tried no go.

Jessica
Jessica

I LOVE YOUR BLOGS! I'm glad your blogging in on this season, it's the most hilarious part. I never thought you were mean or hateful. And I'm glad you let everything off your chest on the reunion show. Gretchen sucks! TEAM TAMRA!

MetGirl
MetGirl

Tamara,

You said it! All the housewives in New York what is a single girl doing on the show? I have been thinking that too. Since I couldn't get myself to get into the show's 1st season (tried to watch few times but could only take few min before I had to change the channel),I thought Bethany must have been divorced or engaged at least. Sort of like the Jo in the Real Housewives of OC. Btw, that shouldn't count! Jo was a real Put Up or Bought off Woman of the OC at the max.

Besides none of the NY housewives are typical of New York. The reason I like Real Housewives of OC so much better is because you girls are so much truer to your roll and (excuse me for saying) the generalization. NY has too many different mix of people, in terms of back ground, culture, education, money... there is no way to pick out few and have them truly be the representatives of NY Housewives. So in return we got the Real Want to be s and the show offs of NY. The real riches of NYC will never talk about their money, the real socialites are not fans of that name. And most of New York house wives are nothing like them. I should know, because I am a Manhattan Housewife myself.

jenny
jenny

It's called a verp. Little vomit little burp.

Viewer
Viewer

LOL you are hilarious!! Great blog yet again this week!

Amy
Amy

Tamra, If you wrote a book, I would totally buy it. You are halarious and I love reading your blog. You should just write about your life experiences, or about about you and Simon. You guys seem to have a really solid relationship and I really admire that.

Viewer
Viewer

> I love the fact that you "outed" Gretchen on the reunion. even from the beginning, I knew that there was something about her. she's fake, and a player.

Viewer
Viewer

You rarely saw Lauri because she left the show this season!

Cali
Cali

Tamra, I loved your blog. You have a real talent writing very witty. I feel for you though, The Wrath you receive from the Wacky Obsessive Gretchen Fans. I don't get why they come here and talk smack. All it does is show how obsessed some of Her fans have become. So sorry! And I think what Viewer wrote on 3/23/09 at 10:24am could be on to something??? Would not surprise me. But I have a Question. Who is Jennifer Dugan?

San Diego Housewife
San Diego Housewife

I have to admit in the beginning I did not care for you to much, but the more I watched about you, the more I liked you! Your real...which you dont see alot of on reality t.v.(especially NYC lol)I think this last season with Gretchen you showed a very immature side to you though. I realize she is young and hot and somewhat a threat to be around, but you took it a little bit to far with your actions, and negative comments you made about her situation. Obviously there is some drama going on behind the scenes that we are just now starting to hear about(Gretchen&Slade are you f-ing kidding me?)so if thats the case then more power to ya sister! And Gretchen deserves everything you did to her!

Sidney
Sidney

LOL you were right on the mark

Viewer
Viewer

To: Jennifer Dugan I have written many times since the OC wives began, but, they never post it. When Slade was on that dating show with Jo (before this season of the OC wives began), he wrote in one of his blogs that he was dating a Gretchen Rossi, said how "hot" she was and that we'd see "a lot more of her". I assumed he meant on his show with Jo. Well, when the OC wives came on, I went to his blog and asked about his relationship with her and how did she end up on the OC wives with a fiancee? The next day, his blog was erased!!! He must have been dating Gretchen before or while she was engaged to Jeff. The media is now making it look like she just started dating Slade after Jeff died? That seems to be another ghost in her closet? I am glad that Tamra, Jeana, etc., finally "outed" Gretchen's long bed of lies.. Many of us felt it from episode one, but, no one would answer our questions and it seemed to be swept under the rug to make her look good/like the victim on the OC wives show. Only the "poor Gretchen" comments get posted and we got tired of it and it made us annoyed that the show was becoming too staged/scripted. Check it out and let us know what you find? There seems to be a lot more lies that Gretchen had in her closet/bedroom. Seems like Tamra, Vicki, and Jeana were made to look bad for not accepting her. Anyone who writes stuff about Gretchen never seems to get posted. Glad to see that people like you are finding out the truth..

Viewer
Viewer

HAHA! Yeah Tamra! I couldn't agree more! Well actually, unlike you, I can't stand Alex and Simon, but oh well. You're hilarious and I find your blogs to be very amusing.

Happy
Happy

Bumping fuzzies? Silex? LOL...priceless! Thanks for the giggles.

SheSharpShoots
SheSharpShoots

I like the way that you "Called it like you saw it". Keep up the good work.

P.S. Next season, Call it like you see while ON CAMERA... That way, we will all get it sooner. Not to mention the fact that it WILL make for better TV.

I'm just saying!!!!

Take care & keep 'em coming.!!

Sara
Sara

Tamra- You're the best! I am so you, except for having a child at 18. Which is nothing to be frowned upon about! I agree with you on everything... Keep it up! Fiesty!

lucy
lucy

Tamra, I think you are right about Luann. They are trying to make her the bad person on the show but I don't think she is. I do get tired of her sometimes but she is not bad.