Magnificence in the Mundane

May 24, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

The Real Housewives of Potomac 2: Episode 7 The Bare Naked Ladies

After a week hiatus, this episode got down to the nitty-gritty with the RHOP. The ladies are baring their souls, baring their teeth and barely hanging on. Mo’ Money acts like a real estate mo’gul prattling on about her four houses. But for those who are counting, the new mansion in Potomac makes it five. […]

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May 10, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

The Real Housewives of Potomac 2: Episode 6 No Pep in Potomac’s Step

Anyone else out there need a little Red Bull or caffeine IV to stay with the RHOP? Where the hell is all the action? I mean, there is a slew of Kumbaya and hand holding which is downright confusing for all the regulars who are owed a certain level of crazy in return for tuning […]

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May 4, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Real Housewives of Potomac 2 Episode 5: Leave ‘Em Juanting More

All this reality must be getting to me. So I’m just gonna’ come clean and toss out this real question. Is anyone else having trouble following Monique and her urban dictionary dialogue? Our girl has gone completely Kanye on us and I’m not hip enough to follow along. Episode 5 proves you can take Mo’ […]

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April 26, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Real Housewives of Potomac 2 Episode 4 We are Family

“I got all my sisters with me…” And moms, dads, sons, estranged husbands, potential husbands and a therapist. Sister Sledge is raising the roof as family members are making cameos all over the 20854. It’s like a reunion up in here. First up, Mama Gizelle. Nothing is too good for Gizelle’s mama visiting from Houston. […]

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April 19, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Real Housewives of Potomac 2 Episode 3: Potomac Sort of

This week’s episode has been brought to you by Google Maps. The RHOP are on the move people… Baltimore, Virginia and a road trip to Alabama all giving me jet lag. At least no one is pretending this show has anything to do with Potomac, so there’s that whole silver lining thing happening, First stop […]

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April 11, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Real Housewives of Potomac 2 Episode 2: Tea It Up

It’s really sweet of BRAVO to title each week’s Housewives episode. It will come in handy when historians look back at how shallow and easily entertained people were back in the day. But realistically, they could just call every episode, “Another Public Brawl,” and never have to brainstorm over catchy titles again. The bonus is […]

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April 4, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

The Real Housewives of Potomac 2 Recap 1: Rapping, Snapping and Scrapping

The Real Housewives of Potomac (RHOP) franchise was pissing people off even before its triumphant return Sunday night. The teasers and promos were all about ‘The Mac’ for weeks. Hey, I’ve got a memo for the creative clowns at BRAVO:  Do not mix up Potomac with a fast food order.  That is not how we […]

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March 20, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Sooner or Later

They say that opposites attract and I guess my marriage is living proof of that. While we share the same fundamental values, our approach to everyday life is a serious study in contrast.  My neat husband tolerates my love of piles and I overlook his need for an organized plan when flying by the seat […]

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February 23, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Lottery Did Not Change My Life

I believe there are two kinds of luck. You can be lucky in that you land on your feet time and time again despite little effort and even less logic. Or you can possess luck that lets you win things; random contests, the lottery and big money raffles. I am Irish and an eternal optimist, […]

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January 3, 2017 | Maureen Stiles

Run Toward the Car: Challenge 2017

The night after Thanksgiving a relative got the call every parent dreads. The call notifying them that their 18-year-old son had been in a serious accident. He was a passenger in a car that slid off a winding road, hit a tree, flipped and burst into flames. The parents were informed that he was alive […]

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