And again…

I’m going to risk DR overload to show off some of the sister’s photos because they’re better than mine. Then I’ll shut up about it.

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Back on the mainland

I’m back from vacation and very upset to be away from all this:

And hearing this song 8 times a day. They love their Romeo Santos down there.

Need a vacay

It’s that time of year again when I’m burnt out and in desperate need of a vacation – maybe it’s from years of training in school to associate summer with doing nothing. Unfortunately, I’m still a month away from having 11 full days to dedicate to tanning and sleeping.

Um, there’s no rum in here.

The family vacay this year is bringing us to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic – the same place I went on spring break senior year. In honor of my return to the island that introduced me to and taught me never to drink “Mama Juana,” I’d like to share one of the hits of Punta Cana 2010. Hopefully they’ll still be playing it on the beach this year.

You can take the housewife out of Jersey…

- Prostitution Whoooaaaa -

Much to the delight of Bravo producers and people like me, Teresa Giudice has made it her life’s work to give New Jersey an even worse reputation than it already had. I didn’t think it could get much worse than being referred to as the “armpit of the nation,” but thanks to Real Housewives of New Jersey it has.

Teresa burst onto the housewives scene by flipping tables and coining the redundant term “prostitution whore.” Then she went bankrupt, and this season she and her family got into a full out brawl at a Christening. If that doesn’t scream “classy,” I don’t know what does.

Luckily, Teresa and her Jersey counterparts can never have enough excitement. Some of the cast-mates, including the lovely Tere, are getting sued for beating a cop while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. This is disappointing for me because I went to Punta Cana for spring break last year – why couldn’t they have done it then?!

Here’s the story:

“Members of the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ cast, including Teresa Giudice and her husband, stand accused of battering a Chicago-area police officer during a brawl while on vacation in the Dominican Republic earlier this year, a pair of lawsuits released Monday alleges.

Adolfo Arreola, who works for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s police department, alleges that he suffered a broken arm, cuts, bruises and had blurred vision after members of the ‘Housewives’ cast “savagely beat, kicked, punched, scratched” and cracked a glass over his head during an altercation that began with Teresa Giudice in a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino bar in Punta Cana on Feb. 23. Also in the Chicago Tribune report, the police officer’s cousin, Jason A. Gomez, alleges he suffered a broken leg while trying to help out Arreola.

Their lawsuits, filed both in New York and Miami, paint a bizarre scene that became raucous when Arreola confronted Giudice for spraying champagne on his 53-year-old mother in law, Yolanda Martinez. According to the complaint, several ‘Housewives’ cast mates, including Giudice’s husband Joe along with Caroline Manzo’s sons Albert and Christopher approached and proceeded to pummel him.

The Bravo network is named in the lawsuits as well and the cousins allege that the cast and crew of ‘RHONJ’ were being plied with alcohol to make them more rowdy for a scene. The reality stars reportedly became “intoxicated, belligerent and rowdy” and that’s when Teresa began spraying Champagne, which got in Martinez’s eyes.” – Pop Eater

I <3 Jersey