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Heather Dubrow’s Blog:
“He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Heather tells us that even though she deferred to Gretchen (the bikini girl) about the style of bikini to get Tamra for the Bachelorette trip, she ended up getting it the way she wanted it and Tamra seemed to like the finished product. Gretchen got Tamra a blinged out Juicy sweatsuit.
Heather calls the scene with Gretchen and Lauri at the stables very distasteful. She says, “What is the point of Lauri telling all of these things to Gretchen about Vicki? I found it so base and so hurtful.” I don’t think anyone disagrees with Heather.
Heather wonders why Lauri hates Vicki so much. Heather says, “Lauri said she was mad at Vicki for sharing info about her husband’s family, yet she felt totally comfortable spreading awful stories about Vicki on national television.” According to Heather, Lauri had been really sweet and nice when Heather met her, and she wouldn’t have expected this type of behavior from her. Heather wonders what her goal was. Apparently, Heather hasn’t gotten the memo that abhorrent behavior is a good way to secure yourself a permanent place on a Bravo show.
Heather tells us she threw Tamra a beautiful bridal shower that was more up her alley than a bachelorette weekend. It was filmed, but we may only see it on the “Secrets Revealed” episode. That’s because Bravo probably thought it was too boring to rate airing in a regular episode. Just saying. Heather’s more of a spa day and dinner party gal. Maybe Heather is finally figuring out that she’s not exactly Bravo material and she has pretty much nothing in common with Gretchen, Tamra or even Vicki. Heather seems to be embarrassed by their actions more times than not. I’ve said this before, but Heather has more in common with Alexis and even Lydia than she does with the other three. Tamra, Vicki and Gretchen are the party girls who will get “naked wasted” and talk and act inappropriately in a heartbeat. Heather, Alexis and Lydia like to have fun, but have their boundaries. It’s pretty easy to differentiate. There’s a happy medium in there somewhere.
Now to the actual first night the women are in Mexico. It was probably not smart of Gretchen to ask Heather to pick out the restaurant; but since when has Gretchen been accused of being smart? Gretchen should have known it would not be the right fit for this group, although Heather tells us the dinner was less awkward than it looked.
Not sure I believe this part, but Heather says she would have been happy to go out and do whatever Tamra wanted after dinner, but Tamra had told her she wanted an early night that first night. It was late, they were tired, and they had a lot planned for the next day. The actual bachelorette party wasn’t supposed to happen until the next night.
Heather tells us that no matter what we thought of her choice of a restaurant, she was there to celebrate Tamra. No matter how uncomfortable she was with all of the phallic paraphernalia, she laughed and participated. So she was totally shocked that she and Gretchen were ditched by the others when they went to the bathroom. Heather thinks that was totally uncool and she would never do that to someone. She desperately tried to reach them because she had no clue where Andale’s bar was and she wasn’t not going to walk around Puerto Vallarta trying to find it.
Heather says, “You don’t leave people in your group. Especially in a foreign country. We couldn’t leave them without a ride home. I would be too worried how they were getting home. So, yes, even though Tamra, Vicki, and Lydia left me in the lurch, I was still thinking about them! Gretchen and I had to take a taxi home – also not safe in my opinion.”
Months later, Heather is still in shock about some of the things that happened at the bachelorette party the next night. Stay tuned.
Next up: Lydia and Alexis