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By Marquesa LaDawn
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On the Real Housewives of New York (RHONY), arriving in Turks and Caicos brings out the crazy. Before I go there, I must compliment the ladies for looking so hot at their age in a bikini! Some other things, not so much. For starters, Ramona, really? How old are you? Running into the house and demanding the best room? Are you the host? It’s funny how you drove yourself and the other ladies crazy and did not get the best room.

I think Bethenny summed you up best in three words: “Ramona, The Apologizer.” You have a pattern: screw up, offend and then apologize. Go on put on the cape! I have to say I’m jealous – in a good way. The digs, water, chef, butler, everything is amazing.

Ok, enough of that. Would you believe Bethenny is sharing a room with Heather? It just sort of happened. Let’s see how that develops next week.

The biggest shocker is Sonya is so deep in denial about well, everything; it’s driving the other housewives crazy. So, they let her have it this week, especially Bethenny. I think it’s so interesting how we need others to shake us up at times. I do feel a little sorry for Sonya, I think she’s being hugely impacted by the scars of her past. She can’t let them go and she self-medicates with alcohol to deal. She is such a lovely women with a heart of gold, but needs a bit of push to understand and shift her reality.

Real Housewives of the OC (RHOOC) take baths in their scars. Let’s start with Tamara Barnes (Judge). She is a mess, but it was refreshing to see her admit that she needs to make some changes and become a better version of herself. That thought was gone by the next week and now she’s back with her lack of filters. I must give a high five to head OC Housewife Vicki, for extending a “let’s reconnect” olive branch to Tamara. It may be an episode or two before the branch is broken.

The deepest scars, are clearly from Shannon. I don’t know what to make of her, I admire her desire to keep her marriage together, but I have to say that at times, it comes off as desperate. It’s almost like she’s proclaiming feeling insecure, dealing with affairs, and the like to stay married. I wish her the best. I also hope she does what’s in the best interest of her sanity, which could mean saying goodbye. All of this personal pressure is causing her to be a bit over emotional in other situations. The new housewife tries to connect with her and Shannon overreacts and storms out. This is what gets me, based on next week’s preview, her behavior gets her uninvited to a party and she’s surprised! Really!

I must mention Heather, the princess of OC, the one who lives in the palace and is building another. She launched her first product, a champagne this week, happy to see her making her own coin. I mean it’s got to be boring spending all that money on 30 bathrooms and countless bedrooms. I’m not hating, just admiring.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ) will be back soon. Did you hear, it’s all about Joe and the kids and how they deal with Teresa not being around. I’m excited about this!

But I’m also a bit bummed by Claudia Jordan getting dismissed from the Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA). My goodness, she was the only one to stand up to Queen Nene with class. I mean Kenya was pretty good as well, but, Claudia handled Nene like a pro. If I had to guess why they let her go, she had no life. She’s such a pretty lady but nothing was going on. Although I do not agree with Nene about all women being in relationships or dating on the show, I do think you need to have something popping.

Speaking of something popping, The Braxtons never disappoint. The entertainment value is always high. But, like every one else, they got scars too and a lot of them. Trina, my goodness, she struggles with being alone. She sacrificed so much happiness to be married and now she’s paying for it via a dirty divorce. I love that short hairdo, Trina!

Tamar, is struggling with feeling invisible to her sisters, she feels left out and refuses to change or say I’m sorry. I can tell they are fed up with her antics and they’ve chosen to block her out nicely. I’m more worried about Traci who seems under the influence. More on that next week. Stay tuned.

I cannot end without talking about my Married to Medicine ladies. Quad, deals with her scars by turning the tables and getting vengeance. Her target, Lisa Nichol Cloud, the volcano will erupt soon.

 

Marquesa LaDawn is a professional businesswoman who escapes the pressures of living in New York City by retreating into the real world of reality TV. Follow me on twitter @realityshowgirl and subscribe to her podcast at www.RealitytvGirl.com.

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Let’s dive into something different today. Forget about the usual dry specs and let’s talk about what makes the 2024 Subaru Solterra Touring EV not just a vehicle, but a companion for your daily adventures and beyond.

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First things first: the Solterra isn’t just any electric vehicle. With 215 horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque, this car combines the environmental benefits of an EV with the performance you’d expect from a traditional engine. And because it’s all funneled through Subaru’s symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, you get a responsive, stable ride whether you’re on rain-soaked streets or a snowy pass.

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The Solterra comes packed with features that not only keep you safe but do so without a fuss. Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control are just starters. Ever worried about the car behind you when you’re stopping at lights? The Emergency Driver Stop System has got you covered. Plus, the array of airbags and Vehicle Stability Control ensure that you’re cocooned in safety, making every journey worry-free.

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Inside, the Solterra is a tech haven. The 12.3” Subaru Multimedia Audio System is where the magic happens—navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and even SiriusXM for your road trip soundtracks. Not to mention, “Hey, Subaru!”, the voice-activated virtual assistant, is ready to help with your commands.

But it’s not just about convenience; it’s about enhancing your driving experience. The panoramic view monitor with a 360-degree camera and Parking Assist turns maneuvering in tight spots from a chore into a breeze.

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Now, onto the interiors. Subaru has gone all out with comfort. Heated seats front and back, a heated steering wheel, and even a power sunshade for the panoramic moonroof—it’s all designed to make your ride as comfortable as possible, regardless of the weather outside. And with StarTex trimmed upholstery, the cabin isn’t just comfortable; it’s stylish and durable too.

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The 2024 Subaru Solterra Touring EV might not just be your next car; it could be your reason to hit the road more often. With a blend of tech, comfort, and robust safety features, this car checks all the boxes for a modern driver’s needs. Sure, the EV range might make you pause, but with all its perks, it’s a contender that deserves consideration.

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