All of the Real Housewives of New York ladies are weighing in on the highlights – or the lowlights?- of this week’s episode. And at the epicenter of it all is none other than everyone’s favorite queen of delusional
drinking thinking: Sonja Morgan. Dorinda Medley shares her take on their Atlantic City trip in her latest Bravo blog.
Beginning with the issue of waiting for Good Lady Morgan to emerge from her crumbling castle, Dorinda says it “would’ve been nice to have the limo there already, yes, but it’s not like we were being held in a hot subway station in the middle of August.” She adds, “Heather [Thomson], on the other hand, was pissed…and I mean pissed. She took it very personally that we were kept waiting in the foyer and, naturally, Heather expressed it to Sonja…and Bethenny [Frankel]…and Ramona [Singer]…loud and clear. More than once.” Waiting in the rain wasn’t worth the fights that broke out afterward either considering who they were dealing with, says Dorinda: “I don’t think it required a burning at the stake. I kinda expected Sonja to be late. C’mon…she’s Lady Morgan.”
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“But…of course…nothing is easy with these girls,” Dorinda continues. Though she says things turned around (a bit) once they got underway. “I’m just glad our chariot arrived to carry us away to the land of amusement and enchantment that is New Jersey. We piled into the limo and behold: enough liquor to service every show girl in Atlantic City. It wasn’t even noon, but in retrospect, with the heavy rain and stressful start, it was a good thing,” adds Dorinda, “I was just hoping Madame Yummie would grant poor Lady Morgan a pardon already, so we could have some fun…it’s Ramona’s birthday! That limo ride was full of chit-chat-chattering and back-and-forth. I kinda sit and take it all in—what else is there to do? If I get involved with my real feelings, there would be bleeding housewives everywhere.”
But the real icing on the cake was bearing witness to her castmates urinating in public! Dorinda says, “watching these women pee out a car door while pulled over on the Garden State Parkway…it’s bizarre! I’d never seen anything like that in my life! Have you no shame, girls? They really should’ve stocked the limo with those Go Girl vagina tubes for camping—they turn your vagina into a penis. (And really…those wipes burn. Trust me…I guess I have no shame either.)”
Too bad Dorinda didn’t know the limo angst would be the least of her worries that weekend! “Once we arrived at the hotel, Lu and Carole finally showed up, and there you had it: Luann [De Lesseps], Carole [Radziwill], and Heather being all cozy with one another. It was nice seeing the three “Witches of Eastwick” being friendly.” Although dinner started off somewhat quietly, Dorinda says it was “a short-lived pleasantry, because it became the Takedown Sonja Hour. I hate that—it made me very uncomfortable and sad. Right or wrong, we have to let Sonja go on her journey. We can be there for her, but we have to let her figure things out at her own. Makes me sad to see her upset–it’s like watching a bunny cry.”
Supportive of Bethenny’s talk with Sonja the next day, Dorinda says, “I’m glad Bethenny took a different approach the next afternoon. Everyone needs to stop being so insensitive and stop judging and walk in her shoes for a while. At the end of the day, you have no idea what life is going to bring you, and none of us are immune to challenges. None of us!” Kind words from the woman who had to remind Sonja that John Kennedy Jr. is no longer with us, therefore unable to party with Captain Morgan at 3am in AC.
Dorinda adds more support to #teamsonja: “It’s tough out there, and some people just aren’t as strong as you others. BE KIND! Sonja just has to let go and let things happen. I know how she feels, I’ve been there myself. This is why Bethenny’s advice was perfect: Life happens now.”
Ending with one final “tsk, tsk!” for the ladies, Dorinda admits she took on the role of Sonja’s babysitter out of…well, who knows? Guilt? Responsibility? Pity? She says, “I was disappointed in the ladies for abandoning Sonja and just letting her go a bit haywire out there. I knew I had to get her home, and I would’ve dropped bottles of Veuve just to get her to follow me to the suite. Note to self: Next time, I’ll tell Sonja that John John is waiting for her upstairs. Maybe then she’ll move faster.”
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