S10 Episode 1: Kids, Smoking Kills
This is going to be an edge of your seat season. Ten for ten. There is so much going on in my life but I will begin at the beginning, if you didn’t blink, you might have seen me running along the river and then there I was -- WORKING OUT!!!! You’re probably thinking, Huh? Yup, I’m running the NYC marathon. This is the year of setting goals and healthy boundaries. Fun stuff.
Speaking of running, there is a running theme this season about my clothes. Bethenny is oddly fixated on my outfits. It starts right here in episode one and doesn’t let up until the finale. Wait for it.
This year for Halloween I opted out of my usual slutty lingerie/push-up bra/stiletto costume for the more conservative Amelia Earhart ensemble. And no, it wasn’t a safari suit, rather it was a genuine Air Force jumpsuit given to me by the U.S. Air Force when I flew with a Charlestown based unit to Afghanistan in 2001.
I was an honorary member for the flight over in a C-130 cargo plane. It was a memorable trip marked by a midnight midair re-fueling over Turkmenistan (most intense moment of my life) and made even more special given the co-pilot was a kick ass female Air Force pilot. She was twenty-three years old. What were you doing at 23?!? I was delivering coffee and newspapers at ABC News.
Ohhhh Luann, my love…. When we first met, five years ago, I thought you were so pretty, and tall. You bought me an elephant ring for no reason and that was sweet. (If I could find it I’d sell it in my Poshmark Store for Good Causes!) But then one night you made war whooping noises and scalping jokes over dinner at Le Cirque. Sonja too. Remember? I was disheartened and naively shocked by the antics. I’ve since gotten to know you better and honestly think you are without guile or malice. You are just absolutely tone deaf. xo, C.
Luann and I always get into something…..we have a hate/love relationship. What would a season be if she were not condescending to me and I insulting back? This is our dance each year. Yes, she got married and divorced in less time in took me to finish the marathon. And yes, we did not text much over the summer.
But, wait, rewind…did I hear that right? Her best friend Sonja Morgan texted, Oh Gawd… what, that’s it? Exactly two more words than I texted? Had I known that, I would have texted the thumbs up emoji. Another thing, not only did I not hear a peep from my pal Luann when Adam and I parted ways over the summer….what did she do instead? She gossiped about Adam to Dorinda and it got into the tabloids. Thanks Lu!!! The one place I’d rather not be which is ironic given my current profession. Oh Gawd…..
Stay tuned next week and see me run for my life…..literally. I am raising money for a charity close to my heart. The North Shore Animal Shelter. So if you’re inclined to give $5 or $10 it would be greatly appreciated!!