Alex McCord

Alex attempts to make sense of the first part of the reunion and the "special rules" the brunettes have.

on Jul 25, 2011

Whoooa, I watched this part of the reunion with my jaw on the desk, even though I knew what was coming because I was there. . .

There were multiple times tonight where all seven of us, plus Andy, were talking over each other, and a couple of things got lost in the chatter. When Cindy got huffy at Sonja about Quogue, I reminded her of her attitude about Governors Island, a trip of seven minutes vs. an hour.

Also two points to clarify over the Marriage Equality march. Number 1: I don't think that the RHONY fight helped pass the bill -- as I said, it was a shame that on a day about LGBT marriage, three straight people were arguing. I do think that 40 minutes of primetime TV for a civil rights issue is good for awareness despite the drama. Number 2: While it’s true that there were last minute shenanigans at midnight before the march, they were not to do with the invitation. It was online for a good month before the march, and still is. No last minute add-ons there; once up, it was never edited. Regardless, Sonja and I got through the drama and that’s a good thing. What really matters is that as of yesterday, our LGBT brothers and sisters can legally get married in New York State and I am thrilled. 44 states and immigration benefits left to go.

The "not the time, not the place" montage had me giggling -- priceless. I smell a drinking game phrase for all future Housewives episodes, a bonus to whatever the secret word happens to be. Kind of like punching your brother when you see a silver VW on a road trip.

I’m amazed that LuAnn always looks shocked when people point out that she is often less than gracious and kind to many of us. Either she has memory loss issues, doesn’t watch the show, or has rose-colored glasses on when watching herself on television. Possibly all three? And we haven’t even gotten to Morocco or our coffee date with Herman Munster yet.