A Vocab Lesson

Tara tells us what two words should never, ever be used when speaking to a woman.

Wow! Was tonight's episode an absolute whirlwind or what? I'm still trying to catch my breath. Just when I start forgetting life's craziness, I watch a new episode and  am instantly reminded of the wonderful insanity in our lives.

And on the topic of "crazy," I just have to say that I am so glad Drew and I rescued the sweet pup we decided to name Elliot. I can't describe my feelings when we save a life…I'm just so grateful and proud that my charity Paws in the City could save Elliot's life with his much-needed heartworm treatment. 

From Elliot's case, you can see that it is extremely expensive to provide quality medical treatment for our rescues, so I always try to create new and unique ways to fundraise for these needy animals. That's why I always stretch my creativity, because I know that lives of dogs and cats are in the balance; the more we raise, the more we save.

Now while I try to be as creative as I can be, I have to say that I would have never guessed that dog jewelry would have been such a hit! So thank you, Amber Venz! She was an absolute sweetheart to create such amazing matching jewelry for dogs and their "dog parents." It was Amber's creativity plus our guests' wonderful generosity at my dear friend Angie Barrett's gorgeous home that created a wonderful event. So thank you to all involved.  

In the vein of everyone getting along, I was so happy that Drew and Matt were able to work through their differences at my party. Honestly, those boys are (both) well over six feet, so if there had been some sort of altercation there is no way I could've stopped them from going over the balcony! Whew…disaster avoided and overall a great night.

Let me wrap up with a note on a little ugliness from tonight, and guys take note -- there are two words that you never (ever) call a woman, and you know what those words are: "bitch" and "see you next Tuesday." I think my jaw hit the floor when I heard this, but I have to admit that Courtney did a way better job than I would have if someone called me that. I love my baby brother, Drew, but I would have probably launched him over the balcony. Listen up, Drew -- never under any circumstances call a woman either of those words! Just remove them from your vocabulary; life will be so much better that way, I promise. 

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