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Bunco And Jello Shots

Tamra Barney's turning 40, but she won't be turning to plastic surgery.

By Tamra Judge


How to Watch

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So, there it is. Episode two. Let me start with Bunco, because I know that not everyone knows what it is. Bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill. Women in our neighborhood take turns as the Bunco hostess — providing snacks and refreshments. The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations. The game is played in six rounds. In each round, you have to get the dice to match the number of the round. For example, if it is round one and you roll a one, you get one point. If you get two ones, you get two points, etc. If you get three one's on a single roll in round one you get a bunco worth 21 points. If you get three of a kind in any other number in round one you get trips and earn 5 points. It is just an excuse to get all the woman in the neighborhood together. It is the one time a month they get to leave the kids and husband at home and have a little mommy time.

So yeah, I'm turning 40. 40 is huge! I still have a hard time believing it. How the hell did this happen? I guess it is better then the alternative? It seems like yesterday I was in high school, but time really does fly when you're having fun. I think the hardest part for me is watching my face and my ass fall, no matter how much I work out or eat well — it is a constant battle. I am not a fan of facial plastic surgery, so the next 10 years should be something. BOTOX DON'T FAIL ME NOW!

The positive side to turning 40 is the wisdom I gain and the memories I have with my family and friends. That part I like.

Simon and Ryan both love motorcycles, and it is a great way for them to re-connect. I think the inner kid comes out in both of them, they both have a great time. It is a wonderful way for all of us to spend time together. I don't like when they try to scare the life out of me!

I have to say that the most interesting part about being on the show is the overwhelming emails I get from fans telling me how much they love the show. In a world where people love to judge and say negative things, it is nice to hear so many positive comments. I answer all my emails and have made friends all over the world. Except for the guy that emailed me asking for a picture of my feet, that's just weird!

I have gotten so many emails asking me decorating questions. I am not an interior decorator, but I love helping my family and friends and clients with their homes. I have a pattern of living in my house just long enough to decorate then we move on....I think it is time to move again. I also believe that you don't have to have a ton of money to decorate your space. I am a budget shopper and enjoy searching for that perfect accessories at flea markets or on the Internet. You can check out pictures of my house on Myspace and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.

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