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Two days later and only Alexis and Lydia have posted blogs and neither really had that much to say. I guess the ladies are too busy gearing up for the Reunion taping. I would think, out of the seven ladies (including Lauri), Alexis, Lydia and Heather probably have the least to worry about as far as the reunion goes. The real mud-slinging should take place between Vicki, Lauri, Gretchen, and Tamra (cause there’s never been a fight that Tammy Sue didn’t like).
ALEXIS: After Alexis writes about her family vacation to the Dude Ranch, she finally starts talking about the Whistler trip. She was excited about going to Canada and seeing their culture, meeting the people and seeing Lydia’s home country. (Cause we all know U.S. and Canadian cultures are as different as night and day – JK. I’m sure it is a beautiful place though.)
Remember during the last episode, Alexis wasn’t privy to the conversation all the women had about Malibu Country-gate because she didn’t joint them for dinner after the wedding dress trying on session. Alexis says, “I did not know anything about Gretchen getting a phone call from Reba’s agent, and I didn’t know that Gretchen and Heather were already arguing about this. Remember I couldn’t stay for Tamra’s dress shopping dinner, which is where all of this news was delivered. Although it seemed like I knew they were all having a conversation about it, I can assure you I did not hear it.” So when Alexis chimed in that she received a call about the show too, she never meant to insinuate it was for Heather’s role. Alexis further states, “It makes me sad that we cannot have a genuine excitement for each other without jealousies being involved. My timing may have been off, but my intentions were not malicious. The first thing I said to Heather when I heard she was leaving early because of her part on the Reba show was that it was exciting and I offered her my congratulations.” Alexis further explained that she was never offered a role, that she was only asked by Reba’s agent if she was available at that time and she was not.
Alexis and the women skied for four hours and it was a lot of fun. Then she says, “…Until we got to the bottom of the hill and the big fight between Lauri and Vicki broke out. I understand why Vicki was so mad. The rumors being spread are disgusting and very detrimental, but I never expected to ski up to her addressing it there! That is the craziest location of an argument I have ever seen — the bottom of a mountain in 3 feet of snow with ski goggles on. The only thing we were missing was a mug of hot cocoa and fresh popcorn for our front row to craziness!”
LYDIA: I love Lydia’s take on the women packing: “I found it amusing watching everyone pack for the snow. There really is no way to make a snowsuit cute, but from Alexis’ big ring on her glove to Gretchen’s white onesie, I have to hand it to the ladies for trying!”
Lydia is confused about the “Malibu Country” issue and is unclear as to why Heather assumed Gretchen was lying and why it annoyed her. Lydia thinks there must be more to this story.
Lydia describes the day on the mountain as bizarre. (Welcome to Bravo’s world, Lydia.) After snowboarding a few hours and meeting them all at the bottom of the mountain, Lydia assumed the others were . . . “talking about hot cocoa and the beauty of the snow. Boy was I wrong!” Lydia found the whole threesome accusation talk disturbing and even though she hasn’t know Vicki for very long, it just doesn’t seem in her character. Lydia says, “Also, Lauri’s story doesn’t even add up. Vicki was watching a movie with her sister and a friend on a business trip. Lauri herself says she didn’t see what was going on. I’m believing Vicki’s word on this one. Perhaps Lauri was just trying to drag Vicki’s name through the mud.” (Ya think?)
Lydia thinks Gretchen should have taken these accusations to Vicki when she first heard about them instead of telling Heather, and then later Tamra. Lydia describes herself as being direct and talking about her feelings and moving on. Lydia says, “I enjoy life and having fun and being silly. I try not to harbor negative thoughts about people.”
Lydia writes that even though this drama didn’t involve her and she tried to stay out of it, when she hangs out with the ladies, she gets invested, becomes part of it and forms opinions. She admits she could be way off base about her opinions of how she felt after watching the episode, but she has an open mind to grow and learn from this whole experience. (Lydia – The Voice of Reason so far. But it’s only her first season.)