Dorinda Medley: Yes, I Did Drink a Little Too Much

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On last week’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York City we saw yet another confrontational and a bit of a boozie conversation about F-bombs between the ladies, and things got heated with newcomer Dorinda Medley and Heather Thomson. After much discussion on social media and in the press, Dorinda took to her Bravo Blog to explain her side of the argument and even owning that she may have had a few too many dirty martinis.

“Welcome back! Well, here we are in the Turks and Caicos—still—and all hell is on the verge of breaking loose. Scary Island 2.0 doesn’t even begin to describe it…Seriously, it feels more like Purgatory as the days go on. I’m beyond exhausted and simply not used to being with so many women all the time. Listen, I’m a creature of habit and when my routine is thrown off (like missing my daily nap), I definitely get a little tired and short-fused. So yes…I overreacted at Fire and Ice, so let’s put it behind us, move forward, and have a little fun. Even if that comes at Bethenny’s salad’s expense…but thankfully Bethenny beat down Frick and Frack, and we had quite the lunch. And then Bethenny and Madame Yummie went on a “I know you are but what am I?” adventure and out know-it-all’d each other. Fun to watch!

Did you see Ramona give Bethenny a kiss on the bum? Almost like gay porn on a paddleboard but cute as hell! LOL! The the rest of us chilled by the beach, which was much needed. We had quite the night ahead…at The Conch Bar.

The Conch Bar is the kind of place you go to on vacation. It’s everything great about being on the islands: sand, steel drums, picnic tables, dancing, random stray dogs looking to smooch with a Countess, and pretty-colored drinks that look harmless but destroy you from top to bottom…fun. Of course, single girl Ramona has no interest in the meal—food is boring to her—so she goes for the only main course she finds interesting—the sexiest man in the place—and works her seductive, coquettish ways. (I know you all like that word “coquettish,” so I’ll just do my best to drop it in here and there…) Besides, what’s a RHONY trip without some Turtle Time with The RamonaCoaster? I don’t see why the girls got so offended by Ramona going off the bar for some mingling while singling. Being out on the beach can lead to some silly, crazy hijinks and good times! The music, the drinks, the sea breeze…a little harmless flirting…all in a day’s work! I say go for it, and quite frankly—she’s great at it! Ramona, you still got it, babe! Thankfully, the evening ended with a good old fashioned conga line…which is how every night should end in Dorindaland!

I was sad that Bethenny left us a day early, but she had a commitment with her daughter, so we all understood. I think she enjoyed herself. I definitely feel like I got to know her a bit more. She’s a lot of fun. Would’ve liked for her to have come along to The Gansevoort, which Sonja arranged for us, and it was HEAVEN. Such a beautiful place and such an amazing penthouse! We all end up on the balcony, overlooking the beach, and start with the pokes and prods and barbs and jabs…Listen, besides outright betrayal, there’s really nothing to get so judgy over. And certainly no need to start throwing zingers as if it’s a shakedown or competition. I just want all the girls to be happy and not hurt each other or themselves. I want us to be there for each other when we need advice, but there’s no need to mother one another or be moralist or preacher or judge. Let’s all find our happy place and be supportive, right? At this point in our lives, no one needs a judge and jury. It’s monotonous. We all have enough stuff going on in our lives, and as women we should be wholly supportive and not nags who point out what is right and wrong constantly. So Ramona had a little flirt and a good night with a guy she was talking up at a bar…big whoop! HOORAY RAMONA! YOU GO GIRL! (See? That wasn’t hard to do…)

But wait…The #F—YOU dinner…God have mercy! #mess

Yes, I did drink a little TOO much, and not that I want to excuse it, but I will say this: I was exhausted, physically and mentally, and quite frankly, ready to go home. I am feeling like if one more topic is belabored and over-discussed, I was going to go all Patty Hearst on everyone. Listen, we were all on vacation, and every once in a while, you get a little tipsy on vacation. It’s not like we broke new ground here, people. I don’t think it merits the full-fledged onslaught, did it? Heather and I got into it over a silly topic that got blown out of proportion, and then it was over—or I tried to just get out of the way and end it. That’s that. As you’ll see, it all moves forward and the story continues…Sigh. Moral of the story: I need to take my daily nap and make the martinis much dirtier… (For those who don’t understand that, it means more olive juice, less vodka.)

I know Kristen likes to suggests it could’ve been something else that made me a bit loopy, but I just think it’s just her cry for attention. Surprisingly, she hated it last year when people made assumptions about her life and her marriage. No need for some history to repeat, I think. Listen, this was the first time I’d been away in this kind of environment with a bunch of high rollers like these girls. It’s like going to Vegas with the Rat Pack but with bad music and a five-drink minimum. By the fourth night, I was over it. Believe me, it gets better and better, and at the end of the day, we all do like—if not love—each other, and these blips are just some of the trappings of good ol’ Houswifery.

You’ll all be glad to know I’m now thinking of investing in designer bibs and a Dust Buster for my face. You’re welcome.

Until next week!


What do you guys think of what Dorinda had to say? Sound off in the comment section below!

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16 Replies to “Dorinda Medley: Yes, I Did Drink a Little Too Much”

  1. Makes sense now and seems like some pack-peddling and damage-control, but she sure did overreact, and didn’t make sense several times on the trip. I liked how Dorinda was portrayed and even on this blog–just not while she was on trip.

  2. I like Dorinda, she may be one of my favorite HW’s right now(that can always change lol). She is a bit high and mighty and I’m better than you but it kind of works for her.

  3. I like Dorindas blogs. Funny kind of like Bethanny’s and Carole’s. I understand her craziness on this trip with these crazy ladies.

  4. Dorinda implied that Heather’s mother didn’t raise her correctly and that Heather wasn’t raising her young daughter properly. That’s why Heather snarked about Dorinda’s mother being so proud when Dorinda was drunkingly rambling and cursing at Heather for cursing.

    Dorinda needed to not make excuses and to straight out apologize. And Dorinda, Kristen just said you get scary when you drink… do.

  5. I like Dorinda! She is funny and had a moment, so what? It happens. At least she is not malicious and waiting to pounce like Kristen…. Kristen is just ridiculous!

  6. I did not like Heather until Dorinda came along and actually made her look good, very good. Ouch, now just got done watching this weeks episode. Wonder what the excuse will be as did not see a lot of drinking…just her being a snarky b#tch to Heather once more. And agree with greebo. She owes a lot of apologies. With no “buts” and Kristins comments are same as I and many think. Scary. Anyone else freaked out that she is not 60? Have another carton of Marlboro Reds and some martinis and shut up already.

  7. Dorinda is my very favorite housewife! See is real, funny, and smart!
    And I love her boyfriend, too. So there! To all the critics!
    RHONYC needs this breath of fresh air that is Dorinda To balance out all the other oppressively dysfunctional ladies.

  8. And as for Heather, I’d love to see her off the show along with the conniving and dishonest, disingenuous Carole.

  9. I like Dorinda. It seems like she’s the practical one that’s almost always (sans her freak out with Heather) the cooler head that prevails. Heather and Kristen seem to be always looking to gossip and find some relevance.

    1. I am a fan of Dorindas too. I think the only time she is kinda wacko is when she drinks and doesn’t get her nap. Please Bravo don’t let her go.

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