Stop watching your 401k lose value and switch off that news anchor blabbing about some silly financial bailout, because it’s time to see how The Real Housewives are coping.

Isn’t it refreshing to see people spending money like water and stressing over petty things during these economic hard times?

Here are Blindie’s favorite moments from episode two of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta:

  1. It was just a tad bit ironic that hair stylist Dwight Eubanks warned Nene Leakes about the “plastic” people, you know considering his less-than-natural looking face. Not that we don’t love it! The work is impeccable!
  2. Kim Zolciak throws an $18,000 birthday party for her 11 year-old daughter Brielle, complete with a stretch Hummer ride, a sleep-over at the Inter-Continental hotel, a fashion show, and a ton of gifts including a $1,6000 Louis Vuitton handbag! And then Kim has to pull her daughter aside and tell her to be appreciative!
  3. Sheree Whitfield has a shoe stylist who delivers shoes to her house! He also estimates that Sheree has at least a 1,000 pairs of shoes already!
  4. We love that Sheree Whitfield’s soon-to-be ex-husband Bob Whitfield clearly does not want to be on camera, as he comes to pick up his kids for a weekend visit and stays in the car outside the house honking the horn.
  5. Sheree reveals the “lump sum” figure she is waiting for in her divorce settlement is seven figures! That’s in the millions people!
  6. DeShawn Snow is still trying to find an estate manager because she is soooo “particular.” We love that she was impressed with the woman who researched her beforehand on the internet!
  7. Lisa’s husband Ed Hartwell not only tag teams his wife in a sales meeting for their real estate business, he also does some grocery shopping, and cooks chicken soup when Lisa gets sick! And did we see him spoon feed her?! We’ll take a doting husband over a designer bag any day!
  8. After Nene was left off the guest list at Sheree’s party in the previous episode, she takes the high road and puts the whole “misunderstanding” behind her. She even hugs and kisses Sheree and compliments her hair! And just when we thought NeNe was losing her edge, she promises to “put [Sheree] back in her place” if it happens again.
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After watching the preview episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Blindie just couldn’t wait for the October 7th premiere! So we snagged a screener, put some shades on to protect us from all the high wattage jewelry and attitude, and took notes on all the obnoxious and outrageous moments.

Here are the top ten moments that make this season’s Housewives better than Gossip Girl, Project Runway and 90210 all rolled up into one overpriced package:

  1. DeShawn Snow says “I always knew I was destined for greatness” and “ever since I was little I knew I was destined to be somebody.” Did we miss something here? What did she do besides marry a basketball player? She didn’t even decorate the house!
  2. Kim Zolciak, who we enjoy simply calling “the white girl”, says “I’m a black woman trapped in a white woman’s body.”
  3. And Kim is being kept by, err dating a celebrity who “prefers to remain anonymous” and whom she refers to as “Big Poppa”. Blindie is guessing Poppa is a black celebrity who is either married or doesn’t want anyone to know he likes the taste of vanilla.
  4. Sheree Whitfield who is waiting for her “lump sum” divorce settlement in order to “maintain her lifestyle -if not better” scoffs “budget, what’s that?” with a wave of her hand.
  5. And she plans her birthday party with a staff of people and requests a cake in the shape of her Louis Vuitton handbag! Wait, didn’t we see this on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16?
  6. Alll of the ladies are scrambling to out-glam each other for Sheree’s birthday party except Lisa Wu Hartwell, who throws on a pair of jeans, a satin top and a fur jacket!
  7. White girl Kim meets her fashion designer, Dean Perdue, at a Shell gas station! Off the highway! And changes into her custom tailored outfit at the side of her car! While her girlfriend Nene holds up a coat to shield her! We loved every tacky minute of it!
  8. Dean Perdue’s Catholic-school-stripper dress he designed for white girl Kim and his lazy southern drawl, with the slight hint of a California valley girl, makes us want to see him on Project Runway or his own reality show.
  9. Tell-it-like-it-is NeNe Leakes is denied entrance to Sheree’s party and gets bounced by security! And boy does she tell it like it is in the driveway as she curses up a storm! We were just as mortified as NeNe was and we’re ordering our “Team NeNe” shirts right now!
  10. Sheree actually tears up when she is serenaded by a low-rent R&B crooner at her party! Seriously, is this MTV’s My Super Sweet 16?

PHOTO: Fred Prouser/ Reuters

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