Monday Dilemma: Who Should Be My Plus One?

by Marinka on August 8, 2011

As you may remember, unless you’re in the early stages of dementia (in which case, can I have that $20 you borrowed from me back?) I was invited to attend the Premiere of Russian Dolls, a new reality TV show about Russians.

It’s this Thursday! And I can bring one guest.

This means that I have to decide, Sophie’s Choice-style, about who should be my Plus One: Papa or Husbandrinka.

So I’m turning to the wonderful and very attractive people who read this blog to help me.

Papa or Husbandrinka?

I had each contestant say a few words about why he should be chosen. (Please note: Chosen as in selected. Not as in Jewish.)

Papa: I am from Russia and this is a Russian show. Nationalism always wins. If [Italian-American] Husbandrinka wants to go premiere of Godfather, I don’t stand in his way.

Husbandrinka: I couldn’t care less.

As you can see, it’s neck and neck.

What do you say? I need to decide soon.

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August 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

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Zee August 8, 2011 at 12:13 am

Definitely, Papa. I will even pay back that $20 you loaned me just to read his comments.

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sharon August 8, 2011 at 12:14 am

hahahaha. love this post. huge fan of your blog.

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Catherine
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 12:28 am

Well. I think you should wait until Thursday to make your decision and make them both work for it. For example, Papa will need to spoil you mercilessly on a daily basis as a way to win your affection and take him. Buy your love, so to speak. Husbandrinka will need to spoil you mercilessly on a daily basis as a way to get out of it. Also, buying your love and getting you to agree not to torture him with the event. It’s a win win for you. You get lots of love and attention from both men and Papa goes to the event.

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Abbey August 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm

This is a brilliant idea! I say go with this one.

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Peajaye
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 12:29 am

What about the Original Russian Doll (ORD), Mama?

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Marinka August 8, 2011 at 5:57 am

In my research in preparation for the big event I read that “Russian Dolls” is slang for “prostitutes”. I never heard this before and probably Mama hasn’t either, so to avoid losing anything in translation, I’m going to tell Mama that you think she’s a whore.

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Peajaye
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

ORIGINAL whore.

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Mackenzie August 8, 2011 at 12:36 am

Papa!!!!

Hearing his comments WOULD be awesome!

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Kara August 8, 2011 at 12:53 am

Papa for sure. But, you get to select his wardrobe. And, he buys dinner. For me. For voting for him. Everyone wins.

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Alison@Mama Wants This
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 1:02 am

Papa of course.

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Anthony from CharismaticKid
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 1:41 am

Everybody knows Papa. Because it will bring a good next blog post from the experience.

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kingofnewyorkhacks
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 2:42 am

Papa…as if you were really struggling with this one 😉 look forward to reading how it goes , enjoy !!

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Gretchen August 8, 2011 at 2:51 am

To hell with both of them. I’m coming to NY on Tuesday. Take me!

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Stasha
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 3:38 am

Which one has the Hermes tie? See…

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I'm So Fancy August 8, 2011 at 3:59 am

Um I’m thinking Husbandrinka needs a bit more Russian immersion…

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Lex August 8, 2011 at 4:46 am

Papa, definitely. He cares. Nothing worse than going someplace with someone who doesn’t want to be there.

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Braja August 8, 2011 at 7:12 am

Neither. It should be me. What a ridiculous question.

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Olga
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

Definitely Papa! Due to the age difference everybody will think he’s your sugardaddy and will look closely at you searching for the divine beauty you must be to attract the riches

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Sophie@Fabrications August 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

‘Scuse me, but in a Sophie’s choice matter, you should choose Sophie. Just saying.

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Kati
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

Awesome Dude! And then, you need to have him guest blog and write his review of it. That would be a win/win for everyone!

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Becky
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

I think you should ask for a third ticket.

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Nina August 8, 2011 at 8:49 am

We are starting a blog dedictaed to Russian Dolls and would appreciate it if fanes would check it out. There is information about the cast members and episodes, as well as, videos, pictures and links! Please go to http://russiandollslifetime.blogspot.com/ I was thinking of attending the launch party myself, but did not receive and invite!

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ChiTown Girl August 8, 2011 at 8:54 am

Catherine absolutely has the right answer!!

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subwow
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

Papa FTW!!! They may decide to give him a guest spot on the show!

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From Belgium August 8, 2011 at 9:43 am

You must take papa. You simply must.

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Brittany (BrittanyandTahn) August 8, 2011 at 9:53 am

I’m gonna go with the group and say Papa.

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Rebecca August 8, 2011 at 10:09 am

Tough choice.
Husbandrinka will be heartbroken but you must take Papa.

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tonya cinnamon August 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

papa for sure!!!!!!:)

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hokgardner
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

How can there be any question? Papa has got to go with you.

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MFA Mama
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

Totally Papa, for selfish reasons on my part. There are very few if any funny Husbandrinka posts (er, I mean, I’m sure he’s lovely and all…) but Papa is HILARIOUS!

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awesome dude August 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

To the smart people who voted for me: please accept my humble and sincere gratitude.

To the people without insight and understanding of urban dynamics: I am not going to hold it against you.

BTW, there is a lot of negative press about this show in the Russian media.

All of them in the same tune: We can not be like that.

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Megan August 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

Take Papa AND a video camera.

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A Mommy in the City
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I definitely think Papa deserves this one. And what’s better than a daddy/daughter date?!

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dusty earth mother August 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Your husband, of course. What’s more appealing than abject disinterest?

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Lena Teegal August 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Clearly you make Husbandrinka go.

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tracy
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

So have you told Kelcey yet that she is not your +one?

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the mama bird diaries
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm

No. I had to find out on this post. Like everyone else. It’s very upsetting to not even be considered for this high honor. Especially because I’m Russian. And when I say Russian, I mean, not at all Russian.

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eevie August 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Papa, but only because I am hoping that he will write a guest post on the subject.

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pam August 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I think you’ll have more blog fodder with Papa as your guest. So, since it’s all about me – Papa is +1.

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MommyTime
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I just assumed it was a contest between Papa and Kelcey, and that would have been a hard choice. But THIS question is so easy that it feels like a trick. Please ask Papa to write about the show from the perspective of how American woman are not like the RHNY either. We can’t be.

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joeinvegas August 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Papa

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Deb August 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

*Laugh*!

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Yuliya
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Live blog Papa’s reaction to it. Please. I beg of you.

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Mama Kat August 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I say you stop being selfish and send them together. Clearly they want it more than you do.

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the mama bird diaries
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I agree with Mama Kat!

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Ilana
Twitter:
August 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm

And here I was thinking we had totally hit if off.

Alright. I say, have them draw straws. Added bonus: You’ll feel like you’re reenacting an episode of Scooby Doo!

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Fairly Odd Mother
Twitter:
August 9, 2011 at 7:50 am

Papa, if he live-tweets the show.

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Vicki
Twitter:
August 10, 2011 at 11:11 am

Whomever can do TwitPics the fastest.

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