Why Can't "I" Be "The Real Housewife of Alabama?"

This is one gorgeous woman. She is typical of those hot, rich chicks who are on reality television shows such as, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."




Some time last week I was "channel-surfing," on my DirecTV system, and for some annoying reason, I ended up momentarily on a reality show entitled, "The Real Housewives Of New York." And what a show that was. Every New York housewife featured on this show was both goregous and rich.

Even their friends were gorgeous and rich. Some of these beautiful women were even meeting in a high-end (naturally) restaurant for "lunch," but all I saw on their crystal-table top tables were small salads with a glass of water and expensive wine, both in expensive crystal glasses.

No meats. No pasta. Nothing that, to me, would even resemble "real" food.

And what got me was the reason these gorgeous and rich women were having a ritualistic-event that they called "lunch," was to help a fellow New York housewife grieve over her upcoming divorce where she stated that he soon-to-be ex-husband, a jeweler or something upscale, would give her in the area of $14 million dollars as a settlement. She even had the "stones," to whimper, "ohhh, I know that "Muffy," (her gorgeous and spoiled daughter) and I just cannot live on that meager amount of money, ladies."

At this point the rest of her gorgeous lady friends, with their manufactured-tears and all, in unison, patted this "poor" New York housewife on the back, but not too hard, for she had just had a liposuction session with her soon-to-be "new" rich and influential husband, the owner of a chain of car washes in the New York area.

No, her new man did not work at any of his businesses. He didn't get out of bed until 1 p.m. every day due to his all-night poker-playing and entertaining fellow New York "fat cats," with his soon-to-be wealthier wife. You know. The grieving New York housewife.

Now correct me if I'm wrong. But don't we already have "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," "The Real Housewives of Dallas," and "The Real Housewives of Malibu?" What is the obsession with spoiled, wealthy, and gorgeous "plastic princesses," we have in our country? Someone please tell me. For I think this "real" housewife thing has already gotten way out of hand.

Why don't these producers give us a similar series, "The Real Gullible Husbands of Anywhere, U.S.A.?" I would like that. To see a gaggle of wealthy, middle-aged guys who pay a plastic surgeon to make them "appear" to be in their early 30's, sitting around a "rich-only" bar crying in their vodka martini's about how they walked-in on their wives having sex with the Rooter Rooter man. That would make my life complete.

But this story was not written in anyone's wishing well, but out of "my" own burning-desire to be "A Real Housewife of Alabama."

"But Kenny," you gasp. "you are a man, not a woman," you argue," to which I reply, "hogwash."

Didn't you realize that in today's "gender-sensitive" America, male or female doesn't figure into any equation that pertains to work ethics, pay, getting a job or even me wanting to be a "real housewife," of my beloved state of Alabama?

The term, "housewife," is a null area and free of any gender-related ideas or thinking. Even the United States Supreme Court would vote in my favor if I sued the Bravo network for discriminating against me for wanting to explore this new area of my life.

This story would saturate CNN, Fox News, Headline News, Nancy Grace and Maury Povich and their networks. Ahhh, what a news story "I" would make too.

There I'd be in my new pair of Faded Glory jeans that I had bought at Walmart and be decked-out in a western-style, flannel shirt with the top three buttons opened as to show off my hairy, manly-chest to all of my female viewers. Hey, the "Real Housewives," of whatever city, wear dresses so tight that the women look out of breath for trying to sit down in them, so why can't "I" wear my idea of male-based clothing that is somewhat revealing? Fair is fair, right, Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas?

As as for hot looks, "I" could handle that also. I just happen to know a few professional cosmetologists who would give their next commission to have "me" as their client. Plus, with the negotiations with a noted plastic surgeon or two, promising to name them in my show, "The Real Housewife of Alabama," he could give me "the" look that makes all women swoon with lust. And for free.

Do we live in a great country or what?

Now when I get my wardrobe and looks just how I want them, I need to get an honest managerial partner, a man or woman whom I can trust, for around eight percent of my gross profits from my show will go to them. I think I know just the guy, Alan Cantrell, a real man, with a real name, and my CPA who does out taxes each year. Cantrell would "jump at the chance," to have a client such as me and my payroll, for up until now, he has had to survive on log trucking companies, retail stores and their taxes, and individuals such as I, who depend on him for an honest and carefully-filed income tax return.

So now, the word must get out to the entire television-watching public. And what better way than to appear on "Late Night with David Letterman"? David, as I will soon call him, has many guests who are as zany as I am. Probably more. And yeah, if the numbers are right, I will bounce on over to NBC and be Jay Leno's guest and before President Obama realizes it, Kenneth Avery will be a star of his own hit reality show on Bravo. What a grand day that will be.

If you have followed my stories on HubPages, then you will recall a similar dream of mine, "I've Always Wanted to Be a Breck Girl," but "this" story you are reading is more-settled than the "Breck Girl," piece.

I do not intend to wear eyeliner, rouge or lipstick. I do though plan on appearing with my professionally-styled "five o' clock shadow," shining like the evening star and maybe just be barefoot as the cameras shoot me and my buddies, who are facing their own divorce battles, sitting around my make-shift lavish living room at a nearby Holiday Inn Express in a nearby town managed by a good buddy, Chad Clark, talking about how much our "ex's" will be getting and all that stuff that accompanies split-up's.

Why the Holiday Inn Express? Well, you go and do the economic math. Until those huge paychecks from Bravo, the checks from my cut of the advertisers who sponsor my show, and personal endorsements start to roll in, I will have to make-do as best I can. So let the American reality-television-hooked citizens of the United States and the world "think" that I live in such lavish digs.

A typical script might go something like this:

BILL: say, Kenneth, you look sad and blue.

ME: do what, Bill? Oh yeah. Well that's from being told by my soon-to-be-estranged wife that I will be forking-over $500.00 a month after she leaves me.

CHARLIE: $500 a month! (Whistles) What a jerk her lawyer is to make you pay her that much.

ME: Thanks, Charlie. And her lawyer, (sips coffee), is not even a divorce attorney, but a part-time litigator when he is not running our local E-Z Lube.

BILL: awww, Kenneth, forget it. There will be other hot girls you can marry.

ME: where, Bill? And if you find them, keep them away from me!!!!

CHARLIE: whewww, never seen you this upset, Ken!

BILL: me neither, well, there was that one time when Rusty Wallace was leading the Daytona 500 a few years back and was beat-out by Dale Earnhardt, Sr., that made Ken real mad for he lost $5.00 to me on a bet that Wallace would win.

ME: (laughs), Awww, Bill. I remember that. Good times. Good times.

CHARLIE: I got it, guys. Let's hit a few cowboy clothing stores and get our minds off of our divorce settlements. Whattaya say?

ME: Great!

BILL: Count me in.

You see? "I," with a handful of close buddies, could easily pull this thing off without any hitches.

Well, except one. I have got to convince my lovely wife, Pam, that my buddies and I, and a few hot chick "extras," I have to use in my show are only that--extras and nothing else.

Yeah. That will work. Uh, huh. Pam will buy this alright.

Bravo, here I come.

Isn't this lady beautiful? She just has to be a star of some reality television show called, "The Real Housewifes of Brooklyn"


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writinglover 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

Had me chuckling, my friend. Though I have to wonder what Lois Lane would have to say about this hub? LOL! Anywho, if my dad can be a housespouse (househusband), why can't you? Don't see why not...

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ionsys 4 years ago

I liked this show. https://hair-virgin.net

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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

Dream on, Ken! Funny....


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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Most interesting and so well explained.

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

The REAL housewives are making this housewife REAL sick :) Don't watch any of them, however, if you were to be the Real Housewife of Alabama I promise I'd watch that!

Voted up, funny, and interesting. Have a good weekend.

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lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

Kenneth - You come up with some good ones... you can be anything you want to be, I'm sure! . Did you notice the first woman has 2 different colors of eyes and a larger lip on one side?

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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Wow, lupine, I didn't notice that!

Kenneth, another very funny hub. I used to watch all those shows and got totally disgusted by them. But yours would definitely be more interesting, so call Bravo quick!

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lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

Catgypsy - I always notice things like that, spelling errors too. I used to be a proofreader for a newspaper...had to notice all the details. Thanks for your comment. Kenneth is one of a kind, don't you agree?

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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Yes, he is definitely one of a kind! The best thing about Kenneth is he has a huge heart!

I notice spelling errors too and use of the wrong spelling of a word, like when people write allot instead of a lot. I just can't help but notice!

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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, writinglover,

Sorry for being so long in responding. Just been fighting sickness more than usual, and listen. Lois can sometimes be a bit controlling, but what I write and what you say, are our business. Oops, got to fly to Italy to defuse a riot.

Im back.

Thanks, writinglover for all of your comments. You know how to make Superman smile.

I hope I can do the same for you Wonder Woman . . .good thing that OUR comment boxes are invisible to others.

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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

@ ionsys,

Thanks a million. I appreciate it.

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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Jaye,

I will. Dreams are not expensive. Reality is. Thanks so much for your friendship and comments.

God bless you.

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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, DDE,

Thank you for your warm words. I value your opinions a lot. And I think of my followers with each hub I publish.

Thats a promise.

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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, tillsontitan,

I know what you mean by being disgusted with those REAL reality shows. Fact: I saw one housewife show where this one pampered divorcee was complaining to a waiter that her soup was two minutes late and she was afraid it was cold.

The waiter should have dowsed her with it and left.

But he was cool. I guess she left a huge tip.

If I were on my own show, I'd not give waitresses a hard time. I would make their day by making my housewife buddies chip in huge bucks for her service.

Thanks for your comment.

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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

@ tillsontitan . . .PS: thanks in advance for you watching MY reality show. On each week's show, I'd wink at the camera to say hi to you. Would that be okay?

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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Howdy, lupine,

Thanks so much for your support. I would definitely put my heart and soul into my work. And by looking at the woman at the top, I think she is the product of someone's Adobe PhotoShop. Two different women being fused together. And I didnt even notice.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dearest Catgypsy and Lupine together . . .thank you, cat, for your sweet compliment on my having a huge heart. I try my best to have a huge heart for family, friends such as YOU and all of my followers, and of course, my cats.

And lupine, I too was a proofreader (among other things) in our local paper for over 23 years. I do this when I am riding with someone--I proofread, out of reflex, the billboards and would you believe that they have errors?

And even ads on local TV had mistakes.

You being a former proofer makes me nervous as I type this note of appreciation to you and all who commented on this hub. Actually, just knowing that someone is proofreading my words makes me want to do a better job.

On a sad note, NONE of the girls on this hub have contacted me to be on my show.

What do they want, a new car and a diamond necklace????

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lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

Kenneth, glad you're back! You were missed my friend. Wow, we have something in common...proofreaders. I find errors quite often; when I'm not even looking for it, it just happens. Sometimes I wonder who is supposed to be checking this...what are they thinking? Don't worry about me checking your writing, I can honestly say, you have done a great job. If you don't get calls soon for your show, I'll be happy to do it.

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Can't wait for the wink ;)

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kenneth avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, sweet lupine,

Thank you sincerely for your kind words. I needed them. And when you, or any (0ne) of my Great Follwers are gone, you are missed too. Errors? You bet. I spell check and even knit-pick, but I guess even the best of people make a mistake now and again.

But one thing's perfect: OUR FRIENDSHIP.

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kenneth avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, My Dear tillsontian,

And a sweet thank you for your always-kind words. Here is your wink

.) until I can do it in person and get this. I will have my NO. 1 cameraperson zoom-in to my eye, and that way I can say so cleverly, "this is for a special someone," and then wink. The audiences, both live and everywhere we are seen will spend hours asking whom it is that I am winking at.

Let 'em.

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lupine 3 years ago from Southern California (USA)

You got that right, Kenneth. Believe me, I will never try to correct you, unless you want me to. You are the one hubber I follow that can really entertain me and make me laugh, that's for sure!

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kenneth avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear lupine,

Wow-eee, you are way too kind, but I appreciate every word. You can correct me if you like. No worries. You will find mistakes because I am human.

Wow, the number one hubber? Now I am really blushing. Honest. That really puts a huge smile on my face :) and I am smiling huge right now.

Thank you!

Love, Kenneth

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lovedoctor926 3 years ago

I watch the Housewives of Jersey and sometimes New York to have a good laugh. The ones from Jersey are real "catty." The Housewives of Beverly Hills puts the icing on the cake as far as wealth. the part where you mention that they only had a plate of salad, no pasta, no meats, but expensive wine served in crystal glasses is hilarious! talk about plastic, but I guess that's the price you have to pay sometimes to look beautiful. I really like your idea for a TV reality show,"The Real Gullible Husbands of Anywhere, U.S.A." I think it would be a hit. The title is perfect considering the rate of infidelity and divorce not only among men but women as well. voted up amusing.

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kenneth avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, love doctor,

I truly enjoyed this comment. You made my day. You must have ESP to send me a comment like this that cheered me up. I've really had a sucky day, my dear friend.

Come back anytime.

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