Annual Housewife Survey
Dear Brandi – It’s not Them, It’s You by NMD
After reviewing your latest Bravo blog, I want to give you a little advice.
When your friends jump ship mid-season, it’s not them, it’s you.
When a castmate is offended by your words and actions, it’s not them, it’s you.
When you encourage your fans to attack your rivals, it’s not them, it’s you.
When you engage every over zealous fan, and throw hate back at them, it’s not them, it’s you.
You say you are a good person. Stop saying it, and start showing it.
I’m not going to pretend to understand what is going on with your life. Yolanda blogs that she’s sticking by you because you need her support. I can only surmise that there is something else going on in your life that is making you react like this.
You can tell yourself that this is all a game for rating and you are not really like this. Maybe that’s true. Maybe you’ve just gotten caught up in the fame game. Whatever has happened – it’s gone too far. You’ve lost fans in droves. You’ve offended people. But most importantly, you seem to be coming apart at the seams.
Bravo won’t reward you for this. Just ask Jill Zarin, Taylor Armstrong, or Kelly Bensimon. After your reputation is destroyed they will toss you aside for a younger, richer, prettier, housewife.
Don’t blame your castmates for doing their jobs, for talking to the press, or for sharing their reactions to your actions. They are allowed to do their jobs. It’s not personal.
Only you can stop this self-destructing cycle. Remember, it’s not them, it’s you.
Here’s a word cloud of Brandi’s Blog (using Wordle software).
Below is Brandi’s full Bravo blog – http://www.bravo.com No copyright infringement intended.
|As of today I have a new outlook. No more feeling sorry for myself because I had a rough year or some pathetic, phony famewh— can’t stop talking about me and throwing bulls— labels my way. I know exactly who I am — and that is a good person who says stupid s– sometimes and lives without prejudice in my life.
I was a hot-mess for part of this season, and I fully f—ing admit that. I’d like to say thank you to the people in my life that love me through the good times and the rough times and who don’t jump ship because I’m not having my best year. Also thank you to my friends in the Twitter-verse and on social media that have been a huge support to me, even before I started this rollercoaster of a ride on reality TV. THANK YOU!!!
For the assh—s that write hateful tweets or said mean things to me because I am not perfect and clearly you are, please, please, please F— OFF, F— YOU, GO F— YOURSELF, AND FINALLY SHUT THE F— UP! 2014 is a new year and it’s going to be good! I can’t wait for this reunion. It’s about to be f—ing on!!! Bring it bitches.
Vanderpump Rules – S3Ep08
“Sherlock Stassi” by HydrangeaHussy
Last week ended with Katie’s drunken revelation that Kristen slept with Jax. We pick up with hungover Katie showing up at Kristina, Kristen, & Stassi’s garage sale, which is actually just a table on the sidewalk. Kristina immediately brings up the night before, which causes Katie to have a breakdown & storm off. Is she still drunk? Stassi sort of believes the rumor & wants to get to the bottom of it. She says that Kristen is being too calm about the allegations. Katie says that she was telling the truth, but that it’s just a rumor that she shouldn’t have repeated. Kristen tells Katie that she’s only upset because Stassi believes the allegations. In classic two-faced Stassi style, she decides to be nice to Kristen’s face while plotting a way to prove the rumor is true. Why is she BFF with someone she obviously doesn’t trust?
Lisa is reviewing Sur’s online reviews. She says that it’s important to follow social media to see what the everyday customer thinks of Sur. Lisa wants to bring in a secret diner to test some of the staff. She wants to know how they treat a regular customer, rather than a celebrity or VIP. Lisa meets with a food blogger who will fit in with Sur’s customers. She has plenty of experience in the restaurant business so she’ll be able to give Lisa a good review. This should be interesting.
Kristen & Tom are at home, folding laundry. They discuss the rumor about Kristen & Jax. Kristen realizes that Stassi doesn’t believe her. Tom says that Katie is lying because she was drunk. He doesn’t believe that Kristen would sleep with Jax.
The group is at brunch, which Stassi loves. She wants to get Jax drunk so that she can get to the bottom of the rumor. Kristen & Tom stayed home because they were fighting. Stassi isn’t having a good time because she’s focused on the rumor. Kristina stirs the pot, saying that Kristen is manipulative & would definitely sleep with Jax. Stassi is now determined to take Jax down. It’s obvious that she doesn’t trust him, but shouldn’t she trust her friend? Of course, Kristina has to be there when Stassi confronts Jax. Jax denies sleeping with Kristen. The girls just won’t quit. Stassi accuses Jax of lying because she doesn’t agree with what he’s saying.
Stassi tells Lisa that Katie was drunk & told her that Kristen slept with Jax. Why do they continue to involve their boss in their drama? In her TH Lisa admits that she’s heard the rumor, but doesn’t want to repeat gossip from her staff. Lisa recalls Stassi saying that Kristen was obsessed with Jax, but that obsessed is different than sleeping with. She reminds Stassi that Kristen is her BFF. Lisa tells Stassi to do what she needs to, but to keep it out of Sur.
Alina, the secret diner, arrives at the lounge at Sur. She is seated & reviews the menu. Scheana & Katie are arguing about something at the computer. Scheana goes the bar & tells Tom how annoyed she is with Katie. Alina is waiting for service while Scheana & Tom are gossiping at the bar. Tom tells Scheana about the rumor, which she immediately believes. Scheana finally gets around to Alina’s table. They ask some questions about the menu & she seems able answer them. They stop Katie to ask about their appetizer, who goes to find Scheana. She gets roped into the gossip, apologizing for her behavior at Peter’s party. She doesn’t mention the missing food. The food finally arrives & Scheana brings the check to the table.
Alina & her friend move into the restaurant, where Stassi is their server. Stassi says that it’s hard to work with people when there are so many rumors floating around. She can’t resist throwing a dig at Jax in front of her customers. Jax says that he doesn’t really replace drinks when they’re sent back & that customers don’t usually notice. Scheana goes to Stassi & tells her that Katie apologized. Scheana is upset that Stassi didn’t stand up for her to Katie. Stassi says that Katie is crazy when she’s drunk. She apologizes. Katie continues doing damage control, coming to the restaurant to apologize to Jax for repeating the rumor. Jax doesn’t want to hear it & says that he expects these things from Katie.
Lisa is at Sur to talk to the staff about Alina’s report. She was surprised that Stassi did a good job. She tells Scheana that she had a secret diner last night to see what happens when she isn’t at the restaurant. Scheana says that she gave great service to everyone. Lisa reads Alina’s report – Scheana was standing at the bar, talking, instead of greeting customers. She admits that she was talking to Tom because she was annoyed at Katie. She tells Lisa that she promises to do better in the future. Lisa moves on to Jax. Alina noted that he spent most of the time on his phone & that the drinks weren’t great. Jax admits that he was on the phone too much because of the rumors. He asks Lisa if she really believes the rumor & she responds by saying that he doesn’t have the best track record.
Stassi is at Katie’s apartment. She needs all of the details, even though Katie doesn’t want to talk about it. Apparently Jax told Other Katie that he slept with Kristen. Other Katie told Katie, who confronted Jax. Jax & Kristen denied it. Stassi asks why Katie didn’t tell her for 6 months. She thinks that Katie actually believed the rumor. Katie feels guilty for possibly destroying a friendship. Stassi hopes that she is wrong & that she looks like an idiot at the end of this. She says that she’s going to Kristen to use her phone to text/trap Jax.
Stassi shows up at Tom & Kristen’s. She says that the only way to move on is to use Kristen’s phone to have a conversation with Jax. Tom thinks that she’s nuts. Kristen hands over the phone. She says that she has nothing to hide. They all anxiously await Jax’s response. Jax says that he has no clue what Kristen could be talking about. Stassi finally believes that Kristen didn’t sleep with Jax. Kristen is upset that Stassi believed the rumor. Stassi gives a half-apology, saying she’s sorry but that Jax isn’t trustworthy.