A big thank you to MelTheHound, TexasTart, and LuLu, who will be splitting handling the behind the scenes blog admin while I’m off on my sabbatical. You may have already noticed their names in the blog bylines – we’ve been transitioning / practicing all week. I leave you all in great hands, and of course I’ll check in as much as I can. I officially depart Tuesday am – but this is the last blog I’ll publish for a while.
And as always – thank you to our bloggers who put so much creative energy into entertaining us. BB, Stars99, RamonaCoaster, HydrangeaHussy, MelTheHound, LuLu, Kit9 and Boston will be joined by Empress – who is blogging NY for us!
I’m not sure if I’ll be watching any of the shows – or will even be able to watch them – but I’ll be reading as much as I can.
For those of you interested in my trip, the travel blog (still in infancy) is here (and in the blog roll):
This is a very special place ….
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Blogs Blogged by Stars99
Note: I know there are a lot of housewives who rarely, if ever, write a blog that’s posted on Bravo. However, Brandi and Yo have been pretty consistent in writing blogs. That being said, I find the absence of a blog from both Brandi and Yolanda this particular week to be quite revealing. Lisa received a lot of flak for leaving the dinner from you-know-where in Puerto Rico after yet again being accused of Tabloid-Gate™®© which may or may not have ever even happened. And yet it seems that Brandi and Yolanda have no problem ducking out of their responsibility to write a blog for us this week. It seems to me like they just couldn’t stand the heat – So they got out of the kitchen. Perhaps it was a KFC kitchen because personally, I think KFC is missing a couple of their chickens this week… Baaaaalk…balk balk balk… baaaaaalk! (Did you flap your wings when you read that? I sincerely hope so… lol…)
Sorry guys, Brandi’s just too busy auditioning actresses to play Lisa’s part in the upcoming movie, “How to Dethrone a Pink, Sparkly Queen in Three Easy Steps” to bother to write a blog for us this week. Baaaaalk…balk balk balk… baaaaaalk!
Carlton starts, “Back to Puerto Rico… Kyle seems so hell bent on an apology from Lisa — for what? Is she seriously demanding this huge, blown-out-of-proportion apology from Lisa for allegedly saying “take the tabloid” regarding Kyle’s husbands alleged affair? Really, are you joking? Did you also demand that same apology from Brandi too? Just curious? Good God, give it a bloody rest.”
Carlton continues to crack me up in her crazily transparent animosity towards Kyle. If Tabloid-Gate™®©DID happen, for what crime is Brandi supposed to apologize to Kyle? Is it for buying and having tabloid magazines in her possession? If so, my hairdresser will be sharing a cell with Teresa Giudice. Is it for standing up to Lisa about not taking the magazines on the trip to Palm Springs/Desert? Umm… isn’t that a good thing? Is it for telling Kyle and the world about what allegedly happened? Brandi would be guilty of being a tattletale – So perhaps she should go to bed without supper.
However, if Tabloid-Gate™®© DID NOT happen, then it is another confirmation that Brandi is a lying liar who lies and therefore should be sentenced to death by truth cannon.
If Tabloid-Gate™®© did happen, perhaps Lisa would need to explain to Kyle why she did it and to apologize for not only the actions but also for lying about them. Lisa is many things, but I don’t think she is out to hurt anyone. Sure, her dry witty comebacks can sting if you’re on the receiving end – but I guess I just don’t see her intent as ever to hurt someone. Now, if you go against her over and over again – She is not going to go out of her way to be nice to you. Oh sure, she will be cordial in public, perfectly silent when other people launch arrows at whomever has crossed her, and completely dismissive of the person’s relevance or importance in her royal life.
Carlton writes, “I was at Brandi’s house on the day that Lisa and I drove down to Palm Desert together, and I was waiting outside with Yolanda and Brandi. Lisa was late, but when she arrived she came up and told Brandi to say goodbye to her dogs because Brandi was mad at them and literally was in and out in seconds. Never did I see a magazine. Then we left. Lisa and I drove together for two hours down to Palm Desert, never discussing the tabloid drama. With all due respect to Brandi, never did I see or hear about a tabloid from Lisa that day at her house. I honestly don’t know what else to say. For this stupid crap to end beautiful friendships is beyond ridiculous.”
Carlton hasn’t done much this season to make herself likeable or to make me want to listen to anything she has to say. Yet, I do have to admit that Carlton does seem to tell the truth – At least her version of “truth” – No matter how screwed up that version seems to be to the rest of us. As I write this, I’m laughing at myself because I could have easily written that exact same thing about Brandi last season – Which is actually quite ironic. That being said, and I could be wrong, but I honestly believe Carlton’s version of the story. Plus, I have to really give it to Carlton because remember up to this point that Brandi was Carlton’s “bestie” on the show – And yet Carlton had the guts to stand up for what she believes is the truth even when it meant going against her “bestie.” That really goes a long way in my book. Now, if Carlton could just quit leering at Brandi, it would make things way more palatable to me… lol.
Carlton then goes after her second obvious target and chastises Joyce about when Joyce said in her talking head interview at the time that Lisa “looked childish and guilty.” In her recent blogs, Joyce has written that she would have had a very different perspective about things if she had known then what she knows now. Of course, blogs are written months after filming took place and after seeing the shows air. Even though Carlton reads everyone else’s blogs (In her own blog, Carlton has responded to comments made in someone else’s blog so at least as of last week, she knew of Joyce’s change of perspective) but Carlton still chooses to throw stones at Joyce. I just don’t get it. She pummels Joyce for not “speaking up on Lisa’s behalf” during the dinner. I wonder how this is all suddenly Joyce’s fault? Lol.
Regarding Michael and Mauricio’s golfing together – Carlton seems to think they are angling for a “spinoff.” Okay, now don’t kill me… but I am one of the four people who watched, “Househusbands of Hollywood” and I found it to be mildly entertaining (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1461802/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). I’m trying to think of which househusbands from any of the “Real Housewife” franchises that would be compelling enough to watch in a spinoff. I’m a little stumped…lol. I still think that whoever had the idea of using a “Survivor” format for the housewives was a genius… I’d watch that in a heartbeat. After telling Mauricio to “grow a set” and to “move on” regarding Tabloid-Gate™®©, Carlton continues on talking about the subject…lol.
Carlton blogs, “Wow, so Kyle thinks by Lisa and Ken leaving that it confirms her pathetic attack. You should be ashamed! Who on earth would want you as a friend when you are so quick to orchestrate an attack, then act so shocked by their departure?”
I was just talking about this whole “fight or flight” tendency the other day. I had a talk with a psychologist friend who told me that people fall into one of the two categories, “fight” or “flight.” After thinking about it, I told her that I thought I was a little of both categories. We got into a little bit of a kerfluffle because she seemed to feel you are predominately one or the other. I told her why I came to my conclusion and provided examples from my life. When that didn’t suffice, I walked away from this particular discussion thus demonstrating that my conclusion was indeed, accurate…lol… In my opinion, it is absolutely immaterial if someone is a “fight” or “flight” person as it relates to telling the truth in a volatile situation like this. Extracting yourself when you’re feeling attacked does not demonstrate deception – it just demonstrates the immediate consequences when a personal boundary is crossed in an unhealthy manner.
Carlton continues, ‘Kim. . .It makes me so sad, because I do like her. But to watch her say those things about both Ken and Lisa is difficult for me to hear. I obviously don’t know their personal history, but I know her grievances could have been handled much better.”
This is the understatement of the year.
Carlton writes, “Sorry but this was truly a sad moment for me. . .Lisa had called me from Puerto Rico devastated. I saw her when she got back but what is obviously seen and subsequently told by Lisa is awful. There is nothing else I can add to that. She was distraught and shaken and truly never saw this coming. I cynically think its interesting that I was uninvited, maybe a ploy. Sharks in a bloodied waters, It made my heart hurt for her.”
It’s hysterical that Carlton is stirring the conspiracy theory pot – That this was all a plot to bring down Queen Lisa. I don’t think Brandi or Kim are smart enough to mastermind such a plot; Kyle may be smart enough but I really just think she wants to be friends with Lisa… but then there’s Yo. Oh Yo, my perspectives about you have dramatically changed – They go up and then they go down. I will heretofore call you, “YoYo.”
After talking very briefly about the rest of the episode, Carlton concludes, “At the end of the day, all I truly know and can count on is my amazing gorgeous husband and my three incredible magical children, plus our furballs. That’s all that matters to me emotionally and spiritually when I close my eyes and go to sleep.”
Sleep well, Carlton!
Joyce Giraud de Ohoven
Joyce starts her blog by encouraging us to support the “Queen of the Universe” charity event she’s having on March 16 at the Saban theater in Beverly Hills. Tickets are available on ticketmaster.com. (The tickets range from approximately $52 to $84… and there are a lot of seats left… This is probably not a good thing…)…
Then Joyce blogs, “Both my husband and I felt horrible when we watched this week’s episode because we didn’t know Lisa and Ken had already given an answer on the beach regarding Brandi’s accusations about the tabloids. Back then, I thought Lisa should at least give an answer. Personally I’ve always thought it’s best to address problems instead of walking away. This is something I spoke about with Lisa when we got back to LA.”
Well, at least Joyce talked to Lisa directly the moment she got the chance instead of behind her back.
Joyce writes, “Now that I’ve seen the episode, now that I know exactly what transpired at the beach, and now that I’ve seen the ganging up; I can fully understand why Lisa and Ken didn’t want to address the same conversation all over again at dinner — and why they decided to leave. If I was in their position, I probably would have left also. I called Lisa and Ken to make sure they were OK after the dinner fiasco, but it wasn’t until later when we were all back in LA that I was fully able to understand everything that happened.”
Yeah, how many of us have gotten bitten in the dupa when we jumped to conclusions without having all the facts of a situation? It’s a wonder we have any meat left on our collective dupas at all…lol! Joyce then apologizes for, “being so MIA in all these episodes.” I dunno, it sounds like she prioritized the needs of her dying father over being on a reality show. There is no apology necessary – And in fact, it would be very disturbing if Bravo used this as a reason not to include her on next season’s cast.
Joyce blogs, “I LOVE THAT YOU COULD ALL SEE A LITTLE PIECE OF MY LINDO, PUERTO RICO! And I love hearing lots of you are planning to go visit my island.”
Joyce’s enthusiasm for her “island” is simply infectious. How many of us are now actually thinking about visiting Puerto Rico? It has really moved up on the list of places I’d like to visit. Especially when they showed that iguana… I’m with Kim – I LOVED that iguana. My brother had a pet iguana named, “Harvey” when we were growing up – because my dad was allergic to fur. Harvey was over 3 ½ feet long when my bro went into the Navy…lol. It was fun hand-feeding Harvey lettuce, banana and grapes. But I digress… That scene just brought up some great memories…lol.
Joyce continues, “Kimberly and Gigi were leaving home and I know how hard that must have been for their mothers, especially for Kim as we talked and cried about it on multiple occasions. My boys are still very young and I can’t imagine how hard it must be to have your children move out. Now that I am a mother, I appreciate my mother even more. It must have been so hard for her when I packed my two bags and decided to take a leap of faith and moved to LA to pursue my dream.”
I wonder what that “dream” of Joyce’s was… Was it to act? To become famous? To marry a rich guy? To be an irritating pebble in Brandi’s shoe? If so, Joyce has fulfilled all of her dreams, no?…
Joyce concludes, “When my husband and I finally got back from Puerto Rico, we went to the Beverly Hills 100th anniversary party, which you will all see next week. To sum it up, all I can say is that these past episodes have been very difficult to watch. Between reliving the pain and seeing how unfair things were, trust me, my opinions have changed.”
Well, stick around long enough, and your opinions probably will continually change… Mine sure do…
Kim starts her blog off by telling us that none of them felt great about the dinner in Puerto Rico. Kim blogs,“I myself felt very bad about the confrontation between Ken and I. I like Ken. I know he was protecting his wife, and I was protecting my sister! Either way, I owed him an apology — in person, which he has gotten on more than one occasion.”
Kim you were lashing out because you have felt that Lisa and Ken have been very dismissive of you. You don’t even register on their radar so you decided you needed to yell loud enough for them to hear you. Since you seem to relate to animals better than to humans – You remind me of a cross between an annoying Magpie bird that swoops down into a situation and shoots off its mouth just to be heard and a rabid dog with a bone that he continues to pick at long after it’s already been picked clean. This whole thing about Lisa not attending your daughter’s graduation party is just so annoying. Pick a different bone, Maggie!
Kim blogs, “The girls and decided to decided put all the negative behind us and not talk about it anymore! Joyce had invited us there to have fun — and that’s what we were all going to do! It was like there was a huge energy shift! From playing with street-side reptiles to climbing into fountains! This is something I have always wanted to do!!! Check off my list of things to do in life! Haha. The day was just full of FUN! Just the way to finish off our trip!”
I find Kim’s use of “The girls” to be hilarious – Because she doesn’t include herself in the group, otherwise she would have said, “We decided,” right? In addition, “the girls” didn’t actually decide anything… As a matter of fact, it was the Royal YoYo who decreed there shall be no more talk of Lisa for the day… Okay, who died and left YoYo Queen? Oh, wait…that’s right… I remember – The peasants chopped off the Pink Sparkly Queen’s head the night before. Queen YoYo was absolutely giddy at being the only remaining royalty on the trip. She thinks they were successful at dethroning Lisa… Think again, Yoyo. A fun fact that I learned this week was that France used the guillotine as recently as 1977. Does that surprise you? It did me… But then again I’m also watching, “Reign” on the CW and they are talking a lot about the use of the guillotine (http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/reign/). By the way, if you’re not a history purist, you might want to catch up on this show… I have found it to be very interesting and compelling to watch… although a couple of the storylines are a tad farfetched. It’s a nice respite from the “Real Housewives” nonsense.
Kim writes, “I just love Brandi’s mom and dad. Seeing her Brandi give them their new car was so awesome and made feel so happy! What a great daughter!”
Really, Kim, really? Brandi is a great daughter? Right… Wasn’t it Brandi who revealed her dad’s previous drug involvement just to sell books? Brandi evidently embarrasses her parents so much with her antics that her dad stopped speaking to her for a while over a fashion choice. It wasn’t so long ago that this “great daughter” complained to the world that she didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford to get the medical attention she needed when she allegedly broke her arm… Although miraculously, only a few weeks later she is shockingly able to afford to buy her mom a car. Poor, poor, Brandi. Puhleeze. Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s awesome she bought her mom a car. I just think Brandi was disingenuous to attempt to pull at viewer’s heartstrings by boohooing about not being able to afford medical care for herself. Then the fact that she turns around and buys a car for her mom is just flabbergasting to me. Unless of course she didn’t buy it at all – or maybe she bought it at a highly discounted price for some reason… Like perhaps because it would be displayed on a reality show on national TV… A 30 second spot on this show probably costs more than that…
Kim blogs about her only actual storyline of the season – Kimberly, her bouncing baby high school graduate and future collegian… “Well the time arrived. The day was here and John and I were taking Kimberly off to college! I wish I could tell you all the things that went through my mind the day before and that morning. Everything she touched was now became a very special something! I was so excited! Yet so emotional! These were just the moments where I knew she wasn’t ever going to live at home again! WOW! The realization! Ohmygosh! I was SO happy for her! She was going to start a new life at the beach and get an amazing education! I knew she was nervous. . . I was too! But I also knew this little butterfly was ready to use those beautiful wings and fly!”
I gotta say that it was great that Kim and Kimberly’s father are able to get along well enough to make the 2-3 hour drive to San Diego together – Not to mention the long drive back without Kimberly in the truck. Kim goes on to talk about how proud they are of Kimberly… and how Kimberly knows she is only a phone call away and that Kim would be there for her “in a heartbeat.” It’s pretty kewl to know your mom is your biggest cheerleader. Some people aren’t so lucky. I did think it was quite sad how Kimberly worried about not being around her mom so that she could “watch out for her.” I think Kimberly has been taking care of her “mommy” for a long time.
Kim writes, “This was hard for me to watch! I miss Kimberly a lot. I know I am fortunate that I get to see her often, but it never seems like enough! Saying goodbye is the hardest thing ever — each time! I treasure each moment I have with each of my children! I always will! I have been blessed and I am grateful! Watching Yolanda with Gigi, I couldn’t stop crying! What a beautiful girl! I know how proud Yolanda is! It is tough to let go — but it’s part of life! Our babies are growing up! Soon I will be sitting with Kyle while she is going through this with Alexia! I know she is scared! No need! I am here to help her go through this! My daughter Brooke is getting married this year — another big event in my life! My children and I are very close today and for that I most grateful!”
I’m thankful that Kim was able to sober up so she could really enjoy her daughter’s last couple of years at home. It seems like Kim is grieving over lost years and seasons of time – because so much of it is just missing from her experience. While that’s completely understandable, I hope she doesn’t keep beating herself up over those lost years – But instead makes the most of every single moment she has with her kids – but in a healthy, boundary appropriate way.
Kyle starts her blog by stating she was hoping that she would have been able to talk to Lisa privately the day after the dinner from you know where… Evidently, Kyle still has many unanswered questions. Good luck with that…
Kyle blogs, “Lisa kept saying she hadn’t seen the tabloids, but she brought them up way back before the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce party. Why didn’t Lisa go to Brandi in Puerto Rico and confront her if Brandi was lying? And why did Lisa go up to Brandi at the dinner and say “I love you”? If someone had said that I did or said something that I did NOT do, I would have confronted them and certainly not said “I love you.” The Lisa I know would not tolerate someone making up a story about her. Obviously, I know Lisa better than Brandi so I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt.”
OMG Kyle… I have not read the stories in the tabloids… I have not actually seen the magazines themselves – but I’m fully aware of the rumors swirling around about Mauricio’s infidelities. Lisa is being asked about the allegations whenever she makes public appearances – Of course she knew about their existence – but it doesn’t mean she actually picked up the magazine(s) and read the article(s). It did seem like an odd time for Lisa to tell Brandi that she loved her – but again, there is probably a perfectly reasonable explanation. Many people on this blog had some really interesting ideas about that… In addition to those theories, I think part of it could also be that Lisa is always aware of the reality show that’s being filmed. Lisa must know that Brandi is fighting for her life to remain on it and as a result Brandi may have needed to do some not so nice things. While Lisa doesn’t seem to be all that personally intuitive in some areas – she is pretty business savvy. Kyle says a couple things about Michael and Mauricio’s golf date and reiterated that Puerto Rico and San Juan were beautiful.
Kyle blogs, “Back in LA, Yolanda and Kim prepared to send their daughters off to college. It is SO emotional for me to watch this. It’s my turn to go through this with our daughter Alexia in five months, and I cry just thinking about it. This afternoon I watched the episode with Alexia and she said ‘Mom, please fast forward. It’s too hard for me to see this and I don’t want to cry right now!’”
I can see the, “Empty Nest Dream Team” forming already… YoYo’s dinner Place cards will have pictures of little nests with little birds flying out of them.
Kyle writes, “We laughed out loud watching Portia and Sophia get their ears pierced. What you didn’t see was that this took two-and-a-half hours of negotiating with them. They begged for it, and then acted like I dragged them there to torture them. Poor Sophia! She is terrified of needles just like me.”
It’s understandable that Portia would be a little freaked out… but I’ve got to say that Sophia’s reaction really surprised me. She completely freaked out… There is absolutely no doubt that Sophia is totally Kyle’s daughter because Kyle has the tendency to freak out, too. However, the best part about that whole scene was when Kennedy (Taylor’s daughter) was holding Portia’s hands and soothing her as Portia was getting her ears pierced. I thought that was priceless!
Kyle concludes, “Next week is our season finale, and I will be happy to move forward from this year. I am looking forward to friendships being repaired so that we can all have fun again and enjoy the things in life that really matter.”
Oh Kyle, your relationship with Lisa will never be restored to what it was before all these stupid, petty storylines came to fruition. Lisa will be cordial – but I think she will always keep you at arm’s length. You’ve hurt her heart too often – I highly doubt she’s going to risk being your close friend again. It’s too bad… You guys really can have a lot of fun together.
Lisa blogs, “I understand Joyce and Michael’s comment saying that we should have answered. But, as Joyce now says when she sees the footage since she wasn’t there, I answered on the beach — and that for most people would’ve been enough.”
Lol… Oh Lisa, your “No” wasn’t being understood. Perhaps English is their 2nd language and they don’t know the meaning of “no.” – For your convenience I’ve included how to say “no” in several other languages. You’re welcome. (Thanks to the following link: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0900905.html)
German: nein; Dutch: nee; Danish: nej; Swedish: nej; French: non; Spanish: no; Italian: no; Hebrew: lo; Swahili: siyo; Japanese: iie; Esperanto: ne; Finnish: ei; Indonesian: tidak; and, Portuguese: não.
Lisa writes, “So when I witness Yolanda stating I left because I didn’t want to have that conversation… she was right. I knew what they were looking for. They were looking for blood. It is quite fascinating to see the two-faced conversations, full of animosity from people I believed to be friends, that led up to this. I hope they are proud of themselves and what they see. I wouldn’t be — that’s a certainty.”
They don’t think they did anything wrong. Well except maybe for Brandi – because either you’re lying or she’s lying.
Lisa continues, “I do believe that if you state categorically, denying the accusation, as I did to Kyle saying “I did not see the magazines when we were at Brandi’s house.” I was baffled, but still defending myself. To then keep perpetually interrogating me with the same question — well at that point that is tantamount to being called a liar. I should only have to answer it once. When I see Mauricio calling me a “f—ing bitch” on the beach over a rumor from the trustworthy Brandi, that hurts. Kim had only heard it from Brandi too. She wasn’t there. . . but was acting as if she was a viable witness. Then in an interview, for Kim to say she was glad we were gone — that spoke volumes.”
Yep… They were calling you a liar. Kim was glad you were gone so that she would have a chance to have some undivided attention from Kyle. It’s all pretty wonky to me. It’s like Kim has to discredit you so that Kyle will finally stop trying to be your friend. To be fair, Ken had some pretty choice words for Kim when he wasn’t busy dismissing her or shooing her away. I know that they say that even negative attention is still attention – Well being ignored or considered irrelevant must be absolutely horrible. (How many times can I use the word “absolutely” in one blog? Lol)…
Lisa writes, “Yolanda now states in her blog that no, she never saw me with the magazine. I wish she had said that at the time.”
Well, she might have – If Ken hadn’t hurled the “stupid” word at her. She got fixated on that and decided the truth was no longer important because it didn’t serve her purpose.
Lisa writes, “Carlton had been cancelled from the trip, which was a shame as she could have backed me up. The point of this conversation was mystifying. What could possibly result from it? Nobody had mentioned the tabloid all weekend when we had been in Palm Springs. We had given the stories the credence they deserved. The only result that could transpire from this assertion was a wedge between Kyle and I.”
Right… And who stands to benefit from a wedge between you and Kyle? The most verbal ones… Brandi, Kim and YoYo.
Lisa blogs, “I was confronted by Yolanda and chastised with accusation of not being a supportive friend. It was outside just before I joined the table. She was accusing me of only coming to see her twice — once, for dinner opposite her house with our husbands, and once to sit with her in her bedroom. She lives 45 minutes from BH not around the corner.”
Well, the thing is – When you’re sick, the world as once you knew it just stops – It ceases to exist. When you have a chronic condition that prevents you from going outside your home as often as you’d like, it really wears on you. When you’re not well enough to go see your friends there is some expectation that they would come to see you – If you’re even up to it. Some people bother… Some people don’t. Some people reach out with phone calls… Some people don’t. For even the best of friends, it’s difficult to visit someone who is really suffering because it’s hard to know what to say. The thing that I don’t think is too fair – is that I think YoYo is trying to make viewers think that she and Lisa are much better friends than they actually are. I wonder how many times Lisa and YoYo have gotten together just to chat – Just the two of them – Without Mohamed in the mix. My guess is never. I wonder how many times they pick up the phone to talk to each other just to chat… My guess is seldom.
Lisa continues, “It did not really make sense to me. I had been busy on Dancing With the Stars. She was at many of our group events — in the boxing ring, at the circus event, and I hadn’t seen her as particularly frail. Although I’m sure this Lyme Disease is challenging, in fact I was quite impressed at her strength as she throttled the poor, unsuspecting teacher.”
Completely giggles at the memory of that teacher almost being choked to death by YoYo because she didn’t comprehend he wanted her to stop. I honestly think that in YoYo and Mohamed’s divorce that Mohamed got custody of Lisa and her friendship. It happens. But then YoYo became part of the RHOBH…
Lisa continues by talking about Yo and Brandi’s friendship as she writes, “I had unequivocally been told to back off. They were becoming closer. I was informed I was not going to Sacramento and I understood that and there seemed to be strengthening in their relationship, almost like allies.”
Yeah, I think if Lisa hadn’t been so relieved not to have to go to Sacramento to meet with Brandi’s parents because of the demands of her schedule – That this Sacramento trip snub might have been a much bigger deal to Lisa than it was. I was shocked that YoYo was picked as the one who was going… It seemed odd to me then and it seems odd to me now.
Lisa blogs, “It all so contradictory. “You mother me too much. ” “You haven’t called me for a week.” I have my own children and businesses and am always there in an hour of need — as I was many a time even in an emergency. That is what a friend does, no questions asked. I know I am thatthree o’clock in the morning phone call to the people I include as friends. I also know in my heart that Ken and I had been incredibly supportive in many ways. I won’t explain that. I don’t need to count. If you count you will always be behind.”
Yeah, scorecards rarely work in friendships. The reality is that there are seasons when one gives and the other takes and vice-versa. But in my opinion, overall there should be some semblance of a healthy balance.
Lisa returns to that fateful night in Puerto Rico after she and Ken had left the dinner table as she blogs,“We looked at each other as we were going to bed, saddened by the day’s events and decided to get the hell out of there — to find the most glorious hotel on the island and vanish for a few days, to recover and lick my wounds. So that is what happened.”
Lol… Lisa, I know you were looking for any excuse to get out of that room so you wouldn’t have to share a bathroom with Ken…lol. Did anyone else think it was odd that the Concierge told YoYo about the exact time Lisa and Ken left the hotel and that they had ordered a taxi? I’ve got to believe that the Concierge actually told Production that information – Otherwise it would be a HUGE breach of confidentiality.
Lisa fills us in, “Ken had unfortunately developed an infection, potentially septicemia in his arm. We had to find an emergency doctor who came to us at the St Regis. He had his elbow lanced, intravenous antibiotics, and a course of treatment. I am sure when they discovered we weren’t there in the morning, they all rejoiced in Puerto Rico that the witch was dead and some, who had orchestrated this attack, could now have center stage. . . That ultimately is what this is all about.”
Why am I inexplicably singing, “Ding, dong the witch is dead?” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js) Don’t worry Lisa, it’s not you – We can tell because the witch’s shoes were ruby red and not hot pink. But arguably, they were very sparkly.
Lisa continues, “A week passed. Yolanda tweeted a photo of Kyle and Kim tagged “girl power” so I knew they were united by their common enemy and that it was a subliminal message to me.”
Don’t read too much into YoYo’s tweets – She’s often not all that clear… It could be the effects of the Lyme disease – or maybe she’s just not that adept at Twitter.
Lisa blogs, “Carlton came over and I tried to explain to her how I felt, but I still felt too emotional. You have seen me for a 120 episodes and rarely, if ever, have seen me cry. I don’t like to show that and I hate to watch it now. But I was deeply hurt and had not heard from any of them, which was fascinating by virtue of the fact that this was just an accusation, hurled by someone who had a penchant for vindictive, defamatory statements.”
Well, let’s be honest here, Lisa – Or perhaps you should be clearer in your words. It would have been helpful to know who “them” is as well as the timeframes about which you’re talking. From reading her blog this week, we know that Joyce called you when she returned home from Puerto Rico. We know that Kyle texted you a couple of times right after the dinner because she’s since showed those texts to the world. I don’t know about the others… So it’s not exactly true that you “hadn’t heard from any of them” – but I’m sure it felt like no one was reaching out to you. I’m sure if anyone else had said this same thing, I would be skewering them right now over these little details. However, I’m actively choosing not to kick someone when they’re down. Perhaps I’ll be skewered.
Lisa concludes by talking about the girls going off to college and how she raised her own kids, when she says, “The one thing I hope for, is that as our children make their way. We have instilled in them the most fundamental lesson, to be kind to one another and remember honesty is only a virtue when coupled with kindness. . .Thank you for watching.”
I know so many of you disagree with me, but I think Lisa is really broken up by all of this. I know she’s an actress and all – but if this is all an act – She would have been a much more successful actress. I suspect that Ken and Lisa supported Brandi in many ways… possibly even in financial ways. I think generally that Ken and Lisa put their money where their mouth is – and sometimes idiots bite the hands that feed them. Ken and Lisa seem to keep getting stung… it’s really a shame. It’s too bad Brandi and Cedric aren’t better friends – They seem to be cut from the same rotten cloth.
Yolanda H. Foster
Sorry guys, YoYo submitted a blog that explained in a couple of sentences that she’s just too busy with a“house full of family guests” to bother to write a blog for us this week. Baaaaalk…balk balk balk… baaaaaalk!
Well, that’s all they wrote or didn’t write as the case may be… Baaaaalk…balk balk balk… baaaaaalk! This week is finally the finale… So it should be very interesting to see how the season concluded. Then we have 3… Count them 3 weeks of Reunion shows. Part of me feels nauseated just thinking about it – While the other part of me rubs my greedy little blogger’s hands together in gleeful anticipation. There’s something just not right about that, no? Until next week, Happy Trails!