My friend alerted me — that was the only reason I watched the worst television show I have ever had the misery to sit through in my life. She knows I don’t like reality shows. I think they’re bogus, vapid and narcissistic. I wasn’t wrong.

But what lured me to watch Real Housewives of New York City — and there was nothing real about them — at 10 p.m. last Tuesday night was that Pam told me my good friend Roni DeLuz would have a cameo. Okay, we all know Dr. Roni DeLuz, so talented, so sweet, who runs the Martha’s Vineyard Inn and Holistic retreat on Franklin street, and author, with James Hester, of the bestseller, 21 Pounds in 21 Days: The Martha’s Vineyard De-Tox Diet.

Part of the plot of this segment was to have one of the daughters of these wealthy, vacuous couples, arrive on our storybook Island and spend time getting treatment with Roni. There was Roni, looking so professional and beautiful, as always. The treatment was a success. Alas, the rest of the show was not. I offer you all equal time: never again will I watch a reality show unless one of my friends and neighbors is in it. Let me know when you get your fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, continued success to Roni, she was the best part of Tuesday night television.

It’s never too late to welcome a new baby into the world. John and Wiet Bacheller are pleased and proud to announce the birth on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2007, of their newest grandchild, Noah William Bacheller in Berkley, Mich. Noah joined big brother Nate, mother Jennifer, and father Andrew Bacheller. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Kathy Lundahl of Saginaw, Mich. Most honorable great-grandmother Madeline Bacheller lives in Salem. Rumor has it that, like his big brother Nate, Noah could quite possibly be baptized on the Vineyard in August. We are looking forward to his first trip to our Island. Welcome to the world, Noah.

Woody and Phyllis Williams have just returned from a fabulous trip to New York city. Their daughter, Vanessa, and her fiancé Evan Smith, treated them to an early anniversary present. On Sept. 11, 2008, Woody and Phyllis will have been married for 25 years. Silver! Part of the tour of my Old Country involved Times Square, Fifth avenue, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The couple was put up at the Tarrytown Sheraton, not far from where Vanessa lives in Bronxville. Vanessa is doing an internship for a supreme court judge and working at the Red Hat restaurant. Evan and Vanessa are headed to San Diego next month to check out law schools. Sounds like everyone had a blast.

The Friends of the Tisbury Senior center want to invite you to two days of bazaar — tomorrow and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check it out and greet your friends and neighbors. The center is always hopping. I stopped in for coffee and camaraderie the other day.

Our library’s evening lecture series presents Yoga for Stress Reduction with M.J. Bindu Delekta on Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. If the fast pace of your life has constricted your breathing capacity, and tension and stress have built in your body, come learn with this director of the Sacred Circle of Yoga Studio. M.J. Bindu Delekta has been a student, teacher, and facilitator for more than 33 years. This program is free to the public. I’ll see you there.

The birthday bandwagon pulls along the delightful Johnny Seaview, also known as Oliver Perry today. Johnny shares his day with Keena Stuart, Todd Araujo, and Alex, Nicky, and Duncan Schilcher. March 15 is shared by Tami Conroy Hersh, Allie Weisman and Jib Ellis. March 16 is a party for Sarah McDonald, Kyle Carter, Brianna DeOliveira and Brigitte Tesson. On March 17, Irish eyes are smiling on Manlio Jannace, Robyn Friedman, Marc Samuel Natichioni and Julio Silva. March 18 belongs to Chris Kennedy, John Franzago and Zachary Lawrence Donald. And on March 20, Dianne Norton, Chuck Redington, J.D. Wild, Deb Chickering and Seth Edwin Donald take the cake. Many happy returns.