The Seventh Character

Matt thinks there's really a seventh character on the show -- Dallas.

What a rush it is to finally see our first episode after all the anticipation. This is the beginning of a story of six real life friends -- our ups and downs, the trials and tribulations, and just a little thing called life’s journey. We are lucky to live in the amazing city of Dallas, Texas (our seventh and strongest character).  

I like the direction of the first episode, because it highlights those seven characters. Each of us is almost completely different than the next, ranging from our ages, families, styles, and orientations. Beyond those differences is friendship, and though we may all be a little different, we are real friends and stand beside one another through it all.   

Tara is like a sister. Glen and Drew are like brothers. Courtney Kerr is my heart and soul -- my best friend. The bond the she and I have is one that words cannot describe. Neill Skylar comes back into my life after having known each other for five years. She’s always been mysterious to me, but we never lost touch.  

The dinner did not go as I had hoped it would, but in life not everything goes as planned.  I believe that Courtney is just being protective. That’s her nature. I hope that this won’t be an issue, because Courtney is always going to be a part of my life no matter what. But at the same time I really want to get to know Neill after all these years.   

If you want to hear my thoughts, although sometimes pointless, about the show on a more regular basis follow @mattnordgren on Twitter. Mainly I just like to retweet posts from the rest of the cast, they say it better than I do. I hope that our lives are interesting enough to entertain but also inspire you positively in some way.


Who Run the World

Neill talks about her band's debut and being a single mother.

Hello there, beautiful people! Lots of love, love, love to you all! Thanks for hanging in with us here through all these episodes… Who'd have known everything would turn out the way it did? The good news is I believe everything happens for a reason. 

As far as this final episode goes, I don't have too much to say. I believe the majority of the episode speaks for itself… it was nice, funny, awkward, charming, and in the end, my band got to play! I was very happy we got some of that on the last episode. I love how they showed us (my band, Kitty LaLa) playing the song "Come Home With Me" as Matt and Courtney had an intimate stare/gaze-into-my-eyes-before-we-kiss moment... Hey, that's what I write for, moments like that!  

Anyway, the show was a success, and to conclude it all, I've got to give you a bit of my "behind the scenes/is it time to pull my hair out/what did I just do" inside scoop!

1. Filming a reality show is the most stressful job I've ever had in my life! 

2. I was writing and putting my band together as the show was being filmed… Talk about stress! Aside from the fact that I'm a new mother, that one really took the cake! Glad you all got to see a glimpse of our Dallas debut. Very proud of myself and the guys… Kitty LaLa killed it!

Thank you everyone for all of your sweet, beautiful, and encouraging words. It means a lot not only as a mother, but as a single mother finding her own path, a singer/songwriter/entrepreneur, and most importantly, a young woman coming into her own. I consider this experience as a true blessing. I see all the beauty that could've come from it along with everything in between… Thank you all for your sweet words and encouraging statements. Everyone on the show has been such a blessing to me and my son. I love all of you! 

I would love to hear from you (seriously!). You can contact me via Twitter @NeillSkylar or Facebook me (if my personal page is overloaded, just hit my fan page and I'll be sure to get back to you even quicker, hehe).

And please be sure to like my band Kitty LaLa or follow us on Twitter (preferably both) @KittyLaLaMusic! Here's our new music video, "Come Home With Me" --

Love you all so much! Please keep in touch! Muah! And for all those single mamas out there, let's stick together. If we can do all that we do, we might as well take over the world! All my love, heart, and soul to you all! God Bless! Once again… XOXO!