Greetings Gasmii! I’m back from a Nor’easter tour of family, friends and a wedding. Did you miss me?
I hope so, but I’m really glad I went. The wedding I attended would give any girl who never thought she could get married hope. My cousin skidded into marriage just under the wire of turning 50!
There was no way the Professor and I could miss such a momentous event.
(No, that’s not my cousin!)
And here’s more good news for those of you women who can identify with the girls on Tough Love and think you’ll never find Mr. Right… when you do (and you will), your family will come from all ends of the earth to see the miracle of your love. So don’t lose faith; just save lots of money because everyone will come and it will be not only a celebration of your nuptials, but a family reunion not seen in half a century!
It could happen anytime.
And your big day will still be just as poignant and beautiful.
Anyway, thanks so much to Sugarbush who covered the meet the parent’s episode. Her insights were fun to read and I especially loved her spot on point about a man’s idea of romance. Thanks also to VH1 who decided to run a re-run of Tough Love the second week I was gone. I was bummed to think I would be missing out on the Ex’s episode, a favorite every season, but timing and luck would have it that I get to be the one to talk about the best (or worst) challenge the girls have to face. So let’s see how this season’s crop of woeful women juggled their new men and their old baggage.
As the show begins, Steve calls the girls downstairs to talk about the ex factor.
I’d like to talk about the creative make-up the show keeps using.
Of course, the girls are in absolute dread of what could be next.
Some are defeated.
Some are scared.
Melissa just chews her cud.
Steve tells the girls this season they will be doing something different. Steve whips out voodoo dolls, which might explain his witch doctor make-up and instructs the girls to use the dolls to exorcise the demons of their past loves by stabbing out the pain.
Seriously, do they not have blending sponges?
Steve might want to save a doll for the make-up department.
Shalana goes first and starts stabbing her doll with a rhythm akin to sex. As she routinely pierces the poor little doll, she talks about how men have always sold her dreams and lies and she’s pretty sure that is all she has to look forward to for the rest of her life.
Should we be worried?
I’m pretty sure pale lips are a symptom of ingesting poison.
Danielle goes next and the waterworks start as she remembers the man who stomped on her heart. She never wanted to have a kid out of wedlock, but after things didn’t work out with the babydaddy, she trusted her heart to another who failed her and broke her son’s heart too.
Her son still axes where the bastard is.
Steve is shocked by Danielle’s vulnerable and non-vulgar side.
Steph wordlessly adds a new tattoo to one of her scumbag exes.
Despina looks like she tossed her doll as she does men.