Real Housewives of Orange County
S9E15 “Valentines and Birthday Whines”
Remember Last Week… Over-Sharing Shannon flipped a fig (but not a table or a leg) at Heather’s continual insistence that Shannon ALWAYS yells at her. Unfortunately, Shannon finally lost it and actually yelled at Heather outside on the patio at Lizzie’s dinner party. However, Heather has been so mean to so many people in past seasons that for some of us she’s just now getting her just desserts – Which happens to be an anniversary cake that’s conveniently missing an icing bow (It’s in my purse… Shhhhh…don’t tell anyone…). Also, we were treated to huge crocodile tears from Tamra, who somehow made her 28-year-old son’s decision to move away and marry an older woman (he met 2 months ago on Instagram) all about leaving poor widdle Tamra alone in this great big world – Yep, all alone… Well, unless of course, you count Tamra’s other 3 children, a husband and her Mom who seems to have an active role in Tamra’s life. Also, we saw Briana, who, in front of a counselor, told Vicki that she feels like Vicki doesn’t listen to her and that Vicki is not interested in her needs. Briana thinks everything is always all about Vicki and how things impact her life and never about Briana or her needs. Gosh, I see a pattern… It’s all about Vicki… Except when it’s all about Tamra… Or Heather… Or Shannon. Where’s that dictionary again…Narcissist… Yep… All their pictures are still there!
This week begins… Vicki gets lost driving to Tamra’s house. This kinda cracks me up. I mean, how many times has Vicki been to Tamra’s house? Lol… Tamra and Vicki are going on a power walk… I’m kidding –It’s way more like a leisurely stroll ‘cuz evidently they can’t walk fast and appropriately gossip at the same time. Tamra tells Vicki about her son getting engaged after only 2 months of dating. Vicki can commiserate with her because Briana eloped. Vicki thinks they should date for a couple of years. Tamra knows her son isn’t going to listen to anything she has to say at this point of time. Tamra thinks he’s making a mistake.
The subject changes to things between the housewives. Vicki thinks Tamra needs to give Shannon an apology. Tamra doesn’t want to apologize because Shannon acted crazy… I dunno, if someone was holding my head like Tamra was holding Shannon’s that night – I would have gone batcrapcrazy, too. Vicki point blank asks Tamra if she has ever acted crazy… (Cue the footage of a couple of Tamra’s wackadoo moments throughout the seasons). Vicki wants to be there for Shannon because she’s down and having marital issues. Both Vicki and Tamra have divorced their husbands before our very eyes while they’ve filmed this show. They both should have some compassion, no?
Heather decides to throw a Valentine’s Day Party at the St. Regis. Heather loves any excuse to throw a party. Her assistant bought a book to help with Heather’s idea for the theme – Which is kind of an adult “Truth or Dare.” It’s kind of hilarious, because it actually doesn’t turn out to be like “Truth or Dare”… It’s more like “Truth or Truth” – And since most of these people have a very loose relationship with the truth, it should be interesting. Heather doesn’t want the party to be raunchy but instead a little saucy… Umm… Excuse me, have you even met Tamra? Heather thumbs through the book and finds some interesting sexual terminology – Much of which I’ve never heard of in my life. The terms relate to specific sexual acts. Heather gasps and then cautions us to stay away from the image section… Thanks for the pointer, Heather… Makes a note to self…
It’s Lizzie’s birthday – She’s turning 34. I bet the others are very, very jealous…lol. Heck, I’m jelly, too. Lizzie is turning 34 and they’re taking a “Party Bus” to Los Angeles… Woo hoo!… Lizzie says that with age comes wisdom… I don’t know about wisdom but I’ve sure become more of a smart aleck… Lizzie hopes that Shannon is up to attending but it doesn’t look good. She knows that Heather isn’t coming since she’s going to Vegas to see Brittany Spears in celebration of Heather’s own birthday. Lizzie concludes that if Heather isn’t there then there probably won’t be much drama. Which is a good thing for her – But not so good for Bravo.
The “Party Bus” arrives and Shannon and Christian get onto the cavernous bus and wait patiently for the throngs of attendees to arrive and the party to begin. They wait… And wait… And wait. People were supposed to be there 10 minutes ago – Which doesn’t sound too late except that they’re waiting on everyone to arrive so they can all leave together in the “Party Bus.” Shannon finally calls Lizzie and says she can’t come but wants a rain check. Still no one else arrives. Lizzie finally calls Tamra who says she can’t come because her child is sick. I wonder why Tamra didn’t call or text Lizzie to let her know about that? Hmmmm…. Lizzie is kind of upset because she’s never had a birthday party and no one shows up. She calls Danielle who says she is running late. Vicki and Brooks (Ugh!) finally show up. More Brooks (Ugh!) tonight? KMN!
Vicki and Lizzie start talking about the other women. Vicki warns Lizzie about Tamra. It’s Vicki’s opinion that if Tamra had wanted to attend Lizzie’s birthday party, she could have. Vicki tells Lizzie to be careful of Tamra. Lizzie wonders why all of these people who are “friends” with Tamra are warning her about her?
The whole four of them arrive at “Supperclub Los Angeles” at the Vogue Theatre (Not to be confused with “Stripper Club” as I originally read the sign… lol). The restaurant seems very, very empty. There are Orange chairs around a really big empty table. Only Lizzie, Christian, Vicki and Brooks are there. Lizzie thinks the empty chairs only serve as a constant reminder that she has no friends – At least none from the show. She thinks this whole evening is a bad birthday joke… I’ve gotta eggmit… I’m a little confused… Why wouldn’t they have just turned that dinner party they just had a few days earlier in Laguna Beach into Lizzie’s birthday celebration? It smells like Bravo needed to do some advertising for the restaurant or something – Unfortunately, I’m sure the restaurant is lovely and wonderful but this episode really did nothing to make me ever want to go there.
Tamra has hurt Vicki in the past. Since Vicki just can’t help herself, she tells Lizzie about how Tamra went behind her back and talked negatively to Briana about Brooks (Ugh!). Vicki thinks that they would be further along in Briana’s acceptance of Brooks (Ugh!) if Tamra hadn’t done that… Vicki clearly still blames Tamra for Briana not liking Brooks. Vicki says that you have to be prepared to be hurt if you’re going to be friends with Tamra. During dinner, Vicki is really surprised at how much she likes Lizzie. She is having way more fun than she thought she was going to have. Gosh Vicki… See? Give newbs a chance before you decide to hate on them. Don’t be hatin’… (Yes, I know “newbs” is usually used within a gaming construct… But after all… isn’t this ALL just a big game?…lol)
Tamra meets at Heather’s house to talk about her upcoming Valentine’s Day Party. Tamra tells us that being responsible and having your own business sucks because it means you can’t take off and travel whenever you want. Obviously, “responsibility” is a new concept for our poor lil TamTam. She and Eddie have still not gone on a honeymoon. Wow… That really surprises me in some ways – I would have thought they could have gotten away for at least a few days… Hmmm…. Heather bellyaches that next year her 15th wedding anniversary but she and Terry can’t find time to go on a vacation together.
Of course, this is all a contrived setup for this season’s big trip. Tamra and Heather decide on a girl’s trip to Bali… They call Vicki on the phone and tell her about their plan… Vicki wants to make sure that all the other girls are also being invited – Specifically Shannon. They’re okay with inviting Danielle and Lizzie but they’re unsure about Shannon. Heather doesn’t want to take an amazing trip like this with someone who doesn’t like her. Heather doesn’t want to travel to the other side of the world just for someone to yell at her. I dunno, I’d be more afraid that Bali has many places to bury a body. Just sayin’…
Lizzie and Danielle are in a car on their way to go to “Rooten’s Travel Center” to buy luggage and other things for their upcoming trip to Bali. They start talking about a tidbit of information that we haven’t been privy to up to this point of time that transpired at Lizzie’s birthday party… Evidently, the night of Lizzie’s birthday, just before Vicki boards the “Party Bus,” she talks to Brooks and says, “I can’t believe I have to hang out with ‘Dumb and Dumber.’” We then see the actual footage of Vicki saying it. Lizzie seems to think Vicki was referring to her and Danielle. Wow… Just when you think Vicki is the voice of reason she goes and pulls this kind of stunt.
Danielle asks Lizzie if she wants to be “Dumb” or if she wants to be “Dumber?” Lizzie decides that because it was her birthday that she should be “Dumb.” Danielle says she’s irritated with Vicki’s comment and that she’s not going to be able to let it go. Lizzie says that for her, she knows that Vicki is loose with her mouth and has said many ridiculous things thus far, so she’s going to let it go… I’m guessing this comment comes up a few times between now and the end of the season… Anyone wanna bet?
While shopping, Danielle suggests that they buy matching luggage so they can perpetuate the “Dumb and Dumber” personas while on the trip. Lizzie says, “I can’t say too much about her [Vicki] because Vicki was actually the only one besides you that even came to my birthday.” Wait… Whoa…??? Danielle was at Lizzie’s birthday party? That’s hysterical to me because we did NOT see Danielle at Lizzie’s party or on the “Party Bus” at any time. Now, I know there was a phone conversation and Danielle said she was running late – So perhaps arrangements were made for them to meet up at the restaurant or later that evening… But either Danielle was unceremoniously eliminated from the footage from that evening or showed up after they were done filming… But I find it hysterical. I even rewatched to see if I could detect if any of the other place settings were used at the table… It looked like maybe one of the water glasses had been used… but it was hard to tell… Boy, when you’re demoted to be a “friend of the housewives” they really do a number on ya, no?
Shannon is helping Sophie to pack for her Italy trip… Shannon has really tried to think through everything that Sophie might need for her 10 day trip. Shannon bought all kinds of things like a neck pillow… blood circulation socks for the plane… a sleep mask that allow you to blink… etc. Her daughter just wants to talk about the clothes. But alas, Shannon is all about the medicines. Shannon has Ziploc bags full of entire bottles of vitamins, probiotics, and a huge assortment natural remedies for Sophie to pack. Shannon goes through each bottle and explains what it’s used for – But also decides she’s going to write it all down for Sophie. The instructions might be the size of a book. I think Shannon was a Girl Scout because she truly lives by the motto, “Be Prepared.” Sophie seems to be prepared. Yet, shockingly I saw no crystals. Go figure.
In a quick scene, Shannon and David are having dinner at a restaurant and they’re discussing dinners at their house. David grew up in Michigan where it’s almost mandatory to have potato, meat, and a vegetable at dinner. Shannon wants to teach their girls that they don’t have to have a huge potato at every meal. Shannon would rather them have a grilled, lean meat and a vegetable. Shannon says that if you line up 10 “gals” from Michigan and 10 from California who are all Shannon’s age – That the ones from California will look way younger. I don’t know if that’s true – but I will say there’s a much better chance that the ones from California have been surgically enhanced and will melt if you put them in an oven because they’re so full of plastic fillers. But the good news is that you can burp their lids at night to seal in their freshness (Sorry, obscure Tupperware reference…lol).
It’s the night of Heather’s Valentine’s Day Party at the St. Regis. Danielle, Tamra, Lizzie and their spouses show up (Neither Vicki nor Shannon could attend and Heather knew about it well in advance). Lizzie tells Tamra that she found out from Vicki that Tamra really didn’t want to attend Lizzie’s birthday party and that her feelings were hurt. Tamra is astonished that her child being sick wasn’t enough to get her out of going. Lizzie says of course it is – but it would have been helpful to know that piece of information earlier in the day (Remember it was Lizzie who had to physically call Tamra from the “Party Bus” to find out she wasn’t coming). Tamra wanted to know exactly what Vicki had told Lizzie. I’m guessing this will come up while they’re in Bali… Should we send donations now to the Bali Tourist Bureau for what they had to go through with this group? Sighs…
Eddie had a nice flower arrangement delivered to Tamra while they were at the dinner table… Awww… That was pretty nice. The conversation at the dinner table starts to center around the upcoming trip to Bali – All of the women at the table are going. Terry asks about what they’re going to do if Shannon breaks while they’re in Bali? Lizzie says she thinks that Shannon IS going to break – But that it will be in a good, healing way. I like how Lizzie sticks up for people.
Heather said she is willing to sit down with Shannon to see if they can move forward so they can all go on this trip together. Tamra tells Heather that she has said a couple of questionable things to Shannon. Her Royal Heatherness starts to say how it was not intentional but that she can understand how it could be construed that way. Her Royal Heatherness said she was not exonerating herself (I think Tamra had to excuse herself to go look up that word in a dictionary) and that Heather is happy, well, no not happy… But she’s willing to admit when she says something that doesn’t sit well with people (You see Eddie just hang his head in complete frustration as Heather keeps jibber jabbering and dancing around the possibility of an apology). However, Heather’s willing to sit down with Shannon and hopes that she hears something rational and positive from her so they can move forward and take this trip together. Yep… Sounds like Heather is oh, so ready to apologize to me…lolol.
They start to play the adult “Truth or Dare” game. Tamra’s question was, “How much money would it take for you to pose nude?” She responds, “One million dollars.” They asked Eddie the same question but about Tamra, and he responded, “$50.” Lol. Another question was, “How would you go about loosening up a prudish friend?” Danielle’s question was, “What is your freak factor?” Danielle didn’t know how to respond to it. Tamra, since she’s always oh, so helpful, asks her specifically if she “does anal.” When Danielle says that she doesn’t, Eddie immediately says, “Boring.” Heather gasps. Although a “lady” doesn’t talk about her freak factor, Tamra decides that since it’s obvious she’s no lady – She can inform us all that her freak factor is “off the charts.” TMI, Heather, TMI. Okay, that’s all I’m going to say about that subject… Other comments were made that would connect a certain sexual act with one of my favorite sea creatures… But I’m trying hard to bleach that image out of my brain – And I don’t want to put it in your brain. You’re welcome.
Heather, Tamra, Vicki and Shannon meet for yet another “Friendship Summit” at “Starfish – Laguna Beach.” The goal is to see if they can move forward with Shannon so they can invite her on the Bali trip. As Shannon arrives she tells us that she hopes she’s not going to be ambushed. It is helpful that Vicki is in attendance since Vicki can at times be a good friend to Shannon. Not always… but at times…lol.
Presumably because they’re going to Bali, whose population is predominately Hindu (83%), Heather feels the need to start philosophizing about Reincarnation and salvation. She launches into this seemingly from left field concept that she feels like they’re all on this cycle and that she wants to see if they all can come to a good place and find their salvation. It was hard to follow, but Heather was speaking Shannon’s language. Shannon said that she was going to initiate a Friendship Summit herself because she doesn’t their relationships to remain at this awkward place, either. Shannon said that somewhere along the way she got her feelings hurt. Regarding the trip, Heather said to Shannon, “We want you to come.” Shannon has never been on a girl’s trip so she just doesn’t know what is in store for her…lol. Heather can relate to this because before joining this cast, she had never been on a girl’s trip, either. The conversation then switches to the pronunciation of “Bali” and surprise, surprise they don’t even agree on how to pronounce it. This is going to be a fun trip…lol…
Hope to see you next time… Sorry about last week – I’ve not been feeling well. Thanks for reading… Happy trails!
Real Housewives Of New York
S6E20 Cast Blogs Blogged
Aviva: Leggy Blonde
This is going to be the shortest blog entry ever. In fact, you can stop reading now and just look at the episode.
I was interested in watching the episode to see the context of what was being said which would lead to the leg toss. The episode was named The Last Leg so hopefully this is the last we will see of Aviva and her father George.
There’s a legal concept (when I’m not a crazy bitch, I’m a lawyer), res ipsa loquitur, which goes all the way back to the ancient Roman philosopher/lawyer Cicero (I’m not just crazy, I’m also snooty). It means “the thing speaks for itself.” This thing does. So don’t listen to me, watch the episode. See crazy/snooty/sarcastic Aviva react to being attacked by the mean girls by banging her fake leg on the table, and see the mean girls react in revulsion at the evidence of my missing limb — led by Kristen’s horrified “I’m going to vomit.”
I don’t think trying to accuse these other women of ableism is going to draw positive attention to the plight of the disabled. She seems to use her amputation as a source of manipulation and attention getting. She wants to draw out our sympathies and negative emotion because she assumes that is how most people feel. It negates her work with amputees in that you should feel comfortable with yourself despite your disabilities and that you should not see yourself as a tragedy but a triumph. I think banging a prosthetic leg on a table that most people can’t afford unless they have financial assistance is rather shameful.
It’s been a tough Season for me — I’ve taken a lot of sh– from the Housewives on the air, in social media, and in social situations. My character has been impugned. I’m not complaining. It seems to be part of the Real Housewives culture, and even when it’s been a headache, I’m still grateful to be a part of it. I’ve taken a lot of sh– from viewers, too. Again, that’s OK — it comes with the territory. I expect there will be a lot more after this episode. Carole calling me “weird,” or worse Heather calling me “crazy,” or worse Kristen doing that mock horror gaping mouth thing, and many of you supporting your favorites by damning me.
Until you have been publicly drunk with a tampon string hanging out of your you-know-what, it really wasn’t the most disgusting scene. It was crazy and out of context with what was being said. I agree with Heather who has said on WWHL this week that the leg toss was preplanned. Why else would you bring x-rays to a party?
It’s the end of the Season — the gloves are off (legs too) and it’s all on the table (pun intended). So watch the episode. If you can stand it (pun not intended), watch it again. I’ve nothing more to say.
Res ipsa loquitur.
I liked that Carole handed Aviva her leg back. It was the most humane, sensitive thing we’ve seen of this season. Her kind, good nature speaks for itself. I loved Millsaps reaction. Her face was priceless.
Kristen: What Else Does Aviva Have in That Bag?
I find it very hard to believe that Lu left with Harry? Lu has been there, done that. Onward and upward! Not to mention she was very upset over her break up with Jacques.
It was confirmed by Heather on WWHL that Harry left with a bunch of people, not just Luann. We’ll never know for sure what happened the rest of the night unless the facialist knew someone who knew someone that witnessed Luann being “in charge” of Harry.
Josh is doing an EBOOST Campaign! There is no way in hell that I am letting him use someone else. Case closed! So guess who is the new EBOOST Girl? “Energy Never Felt So Good!”
He should get you a new handbag for advertising his product for him.
Le Cirque. . .Politely rude.
Sonja decided to have a Team Sonja party, and at this point I had met a bunch of these people and actually use some of them — spray tan, facialist, etc. — so I was looking forward to seeing some familiar faces! This was the first time we were all seeing Aviva since Montana. The whole thing was so weird when she walked in. You could cut the air with a knife! We had no idea how she would react to us. Ohhh you wait!
Watching the show again I do feel some sympathy for Aviva when you all first sat at the table with Heather telling her that there must be bigger issues that Aviva is not facing and Kristen yelling at her about what a good friend she has been to Aviva. I don’t know what was said before. There might have been footage the producers had edited but it did seem like Aviva was taken aback by their tone of voice and what they were saying. Big deal! She didn’t go on the Montana trip. You should all be happy she didn’t go.
Aviva walks in with the biggest bag I have ever seen. Aviva insisted that we all sit down. Fishy. Hmmmm. . .Watching this we really had no idea what was going on, but if you watch it back you can see the signs. She wanted us all to sit around that particular table that had a long tablecloth and when Carole and Heather got up and walked away she insisted that they come back and sit down?So weird. Normally one of us would have walked off and left. I am convinced she had this planned out for sometime. It just felt way too orchestrated.
The whole thing seemed planned. You guys confronting her about her fake asthma when you all could have just let her have her fake illness and party hard in Montana. It was just so weird.
X-rays, doctor’s business cards, inhalers, pills, what else did she have in that bag? I was waiting for her to break out a gas mask and oxygen tank.
Let’s not forget Ciprofloxacin, Xanax, Epi-pens, gas masks, defibrillator and a spare swimming leg.
Asthma, reflux, anxiety? What else? Something gets fixed on her, and then something else on her breaks. Listen I am not bagging on asthma. She just has cried wolf too many times, and it’s just plain old hard to believe her any longer. If Carole says that she actully feels bad for Aviva at his point, then we have a problem!
I feel bad for all of you to be on this shit hole of a show. Producers should really back out of causing fake drama between castmembers.
Unbelievable. I really forgot about her fake leg. Wow I was in complete shock. One minute we are arguing, the next minute there is a leg on the table!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Aviva is a brilliant actress. And the Oscar goes to — Aviva’s leg for running off with the scene.
PS: She even offered to crawl home!
I thought you were going to run off in horror.
LuAnn: Sonja Only Has Herself to Blame
It’s the last episode and so it’s time to clear the air about what’s happening between myself and Sonja. I always considered Sonja a dear friend but as you can see she obviously thinks I’m the shedevil. I’m not surprised as she needs someone to blame, so guess that’s going to be me? Well guess what. . .it’s not me!
Luann came off well this season when we don’t see evidence of what a lazy mother she is and she is not acting all hoity-toity all the time.
She only has herself to blame. I’ve only been a good friend to her and look where it got me.
I had no idea when I arrived at Sonja’s that she had thrown me under the bus once again. This time is was about leaving Carole’s party with Harry. I didn’t leave the party with Harry. I left with all the ladies and Harry jumped in our cab. He ran away from Sonja and she tried to run after him and that’s why she twisted her ankle. Poor girl!
Sure. I can see your tears.
I think you can see when Sonja confronts me and I tell her the truth that she bounces back quite quickly because her relationship with Harry is not a true one. It’s more of a convenient friendship, which has been going on for years. I don’t know what game the two of them are playing but I don’t want to sit at the card table. When Sonja finally confronts Harry he says, “I wish I left with LuAnn.” Thats says it all!
Even after this episode, I still don’t see what is so appealing about him.
Heather and John are an inspiration to anyone that’s ever had children. To watch them and what they go through is just so heart breaking. I know because I’ve had them stay with me in the Hamptons with the kids and the routine they have to go through each night with Jax is a lengthy one. Jax and Ella are the most adorable children you will ever meet and I pray that things go smoother for Jax so he can enjoy his childhood. What a pleasure it would be to see Heather and John breath a sigh of relief.
I can’t imagine what they must go through but I’m sure they feel it’s worth it for their son.
What is Team Sonja? All her people that glue her together? The mind reader, the facialist, the poor interns that work for food and no hot water! First of all, we got there on time to celebrate, then Madame wanders in an hour late as if nothing ever happened. I was glad I had all the other ladies there to talk to because I certainly wasn’t spending time with the facialist! Sonja’s interns are very nice so I enjoyed seeing them finally get a bonus party!
Ooooohh, Luann is really pissed and giving it back to Sonja on her blog. She’ll give it to her during the reunion too. Sonja has been firing warning shots over Luann’s bow for most of the season.
I was happy to see Aviva walk in at this point. I was actually worried about her because she looked so frail and thin. I thought the ladies were a little hard on her as she did look sickly. I thought Aviva’s discussion saying “the doctor misdiagnosed her” was weird and when she pulled out the X-rays? That was overkill so I understand why the ladies were so unforgiving. I felt bad for her at this point because I truly believe she is not well.
Aviva needs a check-up from the neck up.
Never in my life could I dream what would happen next. Aviva is usually a lady so her whipping off her leg onto the table was a shocker to all of us. My first reaction was “OMG she put her dirty shoe on the table next to the clean silverware!?!” That’s why I laughed so hard. . .It was really about my reaction at first and then when the leg started being thrown elsewhere I just lost it. Too Funny!. . .I mean who does that?
I guess you guys aren’t eating off that table.
Heather Focuses on What Matters
Thank you all for reading my blog and watching our show each week. I loved chatting with you on Twitter and hearing your thoughts. Most importantly thank you for all your support and encouragement for me and my family. We all know what really matters. So fill your heart with what’s important and be done with all the rest.
Thanks for making this shorter than Aviva’s blog.
Ramona: Aviva’s Leg Scared All of Us
I could not believe LuAnn left with Harry. How do you do that to a friend??? I can’t believe she said everyone left together. Bullsh–!!! LuAnn told Sonja when visiting her townhouse that she thought Sonja went home!
Heather did stand up for Luann but we don’t know what happened after everyone left.
LuAnn also said how could Sonja be upset with her being with Harry, because LuAnn was upset over her break up and just wanted to have some fun with him. So typical of LuAnn to make what she did “right.” What girlfriend says to someone’s else man, “I am single now. Let’s go out and have some fun”? Then to not even tell Sonja or try to find her to take her with you? That’s our LuAnn, she just loves her men and can’t stay away. Remember the pirate? LOL.
There seems to be a rivalry between Sonja and Luann over men. Their sexual partners overlap so much that if one lady got VD, then they both have it.
Sonja loves the people who work for her and they love her. She supports them, and they in turn support her. She has a love of life and has so much caring for people that everyone wants to be around her. At times Sonja and I do have our moments, but she does have a genuine heart of gold.
Quite the eclectic group of supporters.
Aviva did not look well when she walked into Sonja’s party. She has always been very slim, but that night she was extremely thin. It made me very concerned about her health. Aviva said she lost ten pounds. She was just bones! There was definitely something wrong with her health, and it was obvious for all to see.
Kristen was right that asthma medication would make you bloated. A part of asthma medications are glucocorticosteroids that would make you gain on average 7-8 lbs.
When we all sat down together, I thought we could reach some resolution. Nothing was further from the truth. The conversation was so out of control. Why Aviva felt compelled to convince everyone about her illness with X-rays, doctor notes, and records is beyond me.
She was attacked for having something but they were referring to a mental problem.
When she threw her leg on the table, with such force and noise, it scared all of us. It was as if Aviva took the crazy off her leg and put the crazy on the table for all to see.
One of her long list of mental problems is transference.
There is nothing more that I can say. I still am in shock reliving this as I write about it.
Ramona was in shock, Luann laughed her ass off, Heather had a FML expression, Kristen was going to vomit, Carole was so done but handed her leg back, Sonja was giddy, and Milsaps was like “oh sh-t.”
Carole: Waiter, We’re Done
Waiter, We’re done. Reality Check Please
When Harry met Sonja. Twenty years ago they dated, he cheated, she kicked him out. They remained friends with a few benefits. But unlike the sweeter romantic-comedy version, Harry doesn’t run through the cold streets of New York on New Year’s Eve to confess his forever and undying love to Sonja. They don’t kiss at midnight. They don’t end up happy-ever-after with confetti bursting around them. Sonja and Harry don’t end up together at all. Instead they end up at my birthday party in what is probably the most awkward pre-engagement engagement since. . .well, since George tossed a Jennifer Miller bag to Cody and said, “Hey, we’re getting hitched!” As you know, I wasn’t born yesterday. And from what I can see all on social media neither were any of you. Sonja may think she’s Blanche DuBois, but she’s no Vivian Leigh, and while Harry may be a charmer — he ain’t no Marlon Brando. They are not Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. They are not even Rachael and Ross.
Yeah that whole commitment scene was too played up for the cameras. Sonja really likes the image of the femme fatale without actually being one on reality tv.
Sonja may have run through the streets of New York chasing Harry (which, she didn’t) but then she fell and sprained her ankle, drunk in the same club with Harry and LuAnn and Heather and Jonathan. But I admit, Sonja’s version was way better: The charming rogue playboy, the scorned woman running through the streets after a man who proposed to propose to her. She was trailing drama and a fishtail longer than a four-act play. The only thing, is that it wasn’t what happened. Yet, Sonja has no trouble throwing her friend LuAnn under the bus. Implying she had slept with her pre-fiance. Wow.
Well Luann had slept with Harry in a pre-pre-proposal proposal. It would have been easy to conclude she would do it again post-Jacque breakup. Luann seemed to like the idea that Harry went off with all of you and left Sonja behind.
I Travel Solo
What the hell? I’m not on Team Sonja? I should have known. She did make this clear in the first episode when she thought it was fine to trash talk my career behind my back. And then later when, instead of shutting down gossip about my ex-boyfriend, she fanned the flames (even implying she slept with him). A girl’s girl she is not. So, yeah. No. Sonja doesn’t want me on her team and that’s OK with me. Her team is really crowded. Healers, psychics, facialists, surgeons, acupuncturists, feng shui experts, dog groomers, image gurus. And, of course. . .interns. Me? I travel light.
Always wondered what the hell Aviva had on Sonja that she would take her side in arguments.
There is one chick I’d travel anywhere with, though. You know who I’m going to say. Heather! I might not have bought the $9,000 Love Alex bag (although, I’m still craving it) but I would pack a bag to go anywhere with Heather. You would, too. She’s the perfect balance of serious, smart and crazy and funny. We shot a cosmetic TV commercial together yesterday and it took us 10 hours to get through four lines because we kept cracking each other up. Also, because we’re not actors. Having to walk and talk and hit a mark and open a door proved nearly impossible for me. I suppose that’s why we’re on a reality show and not Mad Men. Because we don’t act. There seems to be a theme emerging.
Gee, do other women on the show try to act?
And Another Thing About “Real-ity.”
Yes, it was hard to take Aviva’s 50 percent lung capacity asthma with any seriousness. It’s not because we’re a bunch of insensitive cows, it’s quite the opposite. We spent two months listening to her talk about all her ailments. She probably is sick. But it doesn’t keep her from traveling. I would tell you how I know this (other than common sense) some other time because apparently there’s a gag order.
Who cares? It’s like you are all mad because everyone else had to go to Montana but Aviva got to stay at home with a doctor’s note. Be glad she stayed behind.
I did have to laugh when Sonja outed Aviva’s boob job. So her leg actually isn’t the only fake thing about her, but luckily it was the only fake thing she threw on the floor.
Yes I wouldn’t want her to throw a boob on the floor either.
I took her doctor’s business card. Hey, why not? You never know when you’ll need a note to get out of gym class. Apparently he’s a “doctor to the stars,” and we all know what that means. That’s the doc who will write letters for celebrities saying they suffer from dehydration and exhaustion or mercury poison to get them out of a movie deal or going to rehab.
I wonder if Lindsay Lohan knows about him or recommended him.
Aviva said I protested too much about her accusations of ghostwriting? She asked me at lunch and I said, “No.” And that was it. Remember, this was taped. Then, yes, I got spit angry at her and defended myself when she belittled my accomplishments, trashed my novel, impugned my relationship with my late husband’s family and ridiculed my age (Hello??? I’m not much older than her and look 10 years younger. Snap.). I called her some names. It wasn’t my finest moment. But sh– happens. If she thinks I protested too much, let’s look at what she does to convince us she has acid reflux asthma. She starts to use an inhaler at every moment. She carries around a weekend bag full of her medicine ready to throw at anyone who dares to question her. She hauls around medical reports, business cards, and chest X-rays (to diagnose asthma, seriously?). She brings a doctor’s note with her wherever she goes and she regales us with all her other medical illnesses including a bout of Legionaire’s disease that she mistook for a summer cold. Instead of saying, “You don’t believe me? Too bad.”
It’s her list of discussion topics in case the conversation lags.
As you could see, she was very excited to throw her leg down. After all, she’d been planning it. She even asked Harry earlier if he would carry her out of Le Cirque. How amazing would that have been? Just like in An Officer and a Gentleman. Harry’s Richard Gere to Aviva’s Debra Winger. Sadly, he said, “Absolutely not.”
Sonja gave it a good try to put a romantic comedy on reality tv. It’s too bad Harry wasn’t on board completely with that. By the time Sonja printed out the script (cause you know, the dozens of interns couldn’t figure out how, in time) Harry had already left with a bevy of other ladies.
We were all corralled over to that table several times. I got up to leave and had to sit back down. Heather was right. Let’s get this thing over with and go home. She was waiting for one of us to call her fake and when we didn’t she threw her leg down anyway. I’m glad we gave her the opportunity to do it. It obviously was very important to her. I gave it back to her because it was lying there on the floor and I felt a flash of empathy. Empathy for a woman I cared about once a long, long time ago. And there you have it. A leg on the floor of Le Cirque.
Well now that we’ve seen the episode after watching the previews months ago, I thought there would be more of a reason for Aviva to flip out but it’s pretty much like St. Barth’s. It was all in her head.
Sonja’s Glad Aviva Threw Her Leg
I felt left out by my girlfriend LuAnn and didn’t feel the commitment to commit from Harry. However, I don’t feel that LuAnn did it to spite me — as Kristen asked when she came to visit. LuAnn and I had a heart-to-heart at Heather and Carole’s party. We discussed how I want her to have a guy thats her “forever guy.” Even though I love Jacques, I told him at the Life and Style party that I love LuAnn a lot more. I knew that the relationship was not going to be forever. I am very intuitive. I have a Pisces moon.
You saw that coming but not your lawsuit.
Harry should have checked with me before taking off to the club to see if I wanted to go — and if not to make sure I got home OK. I realize they were both drinking and that Lu after her break up that she just wanted to have a good time, but she knows Harry’s my sidekick.
Yup, there it is. Female rivalry.
That morning when the girls came over, I was feeling very sad and confused. Tyler rarely speaks. He’s like E.F Hutton, when he says something, everybody listens. He heard LuAnn say “I am single now, let’s go Harry.” That didn’t include me. I foolishly chased after both of them, because I wanted to be with them, and sprained my ankle on my fishtail dress. The train on that dress was from here to St. Tropez. I knew I had to get to the bottom of it with LuAnn before I spoke to Harry, because I already had my doubts about Harry’s ability to commit. This was not a good sign that Harry was going to commit to commit.
It sounds like a scene out of a movie. She trips and falls when she runs after her lover.
One of the reasons Harry wants to nail me down right now (no pun intended) is because he knows I am ripe for the picking. I have had a fabulous year! I am feeling strong, and I have never felt better about everything! After that morning I was feeling so grateful to all the people who support me and want to see me do well.
You must have been laid a lot this year (and one was a 23 yr old). Congratulations!
As I said last year, when my ex husband didn’t show up for the settlement meeting with the lawyers — it wasn’t about the money, it was about not having my best friend and father to my daughter in my life. I can take care of myself and my daughter on my own. I have always been independent and was a full-time partner in my relationship. I have come full circle since the film distributer secured the 7 million dollar judgment against me and have learned so many valuable lessons over the course of this experience.
Again? The ex cannot rescue you from this financial and emotional mess. I don’t think even your psychics would foretell that JP Morgan will swoop in and save the day.
I was surprised at LuAnn’s reaction when we met at my house because we are girlfriends, and we can talk about everything. Guys come and go. I am not going to let a guy come between me and Lu. I am surprised she didn’t just laugh it off, and say “Son, I dropped him off and went back to my apartment.” Or “Sorry, I partied too much and took off with Harry.” We have been through enough that Lu knows she can tell me anything. I can’t stay mad at Lu because the great thing about knowing people for five or six years is you know them!
I doubt that Luann wants this side of her seen on reality tv.
I don’t now why the girls were joking about Aviva having something on me. As I said before, I see Aviva keeping her word to me, being a great mom, helping amputees, helping other’s through her book and basically bringing it. Plus she is the mother of Harrison, who I adore and spend a lot of time with. I’m glad she kept it together at the Team Sonja party.
Throwing your leg on the table and then on the floor is not keeping it together. She’s literally and figuratively falling apart.
I thought it was hilarious when she took out her X-rays and then took out her leg and threw it on the table. I’m glad I warned her that the girls were saying she was faking her illness so she could be prepared.
More like premeditation.
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