Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa takes to the blog to explain why she wanted Kim to give Martin a call, and to commend her fellow housewives.

on Dec 10, 20100

Hello everybody. Glad to be back.

I love to blog as it gives one a chance to put some things straight...and there was something in this episode that bothered me and needed explaining: it was the issue of Kim calling Martin. Now, of course, normally a woman wouldn't be expected to call after a blind date, but this was different.

The party was absolutely fabulous, and we all had a ball. Champagne was flowing, and at the end of the evening it was determined that as Kim lived about 45 minutes drive from Mohammed's she shouldn't drive home. So Martin, who is one of the kindest people on this planet, with his friend following driving Kim's car (so that she would have her car in the morning), drove for an hour-and-a-half at one o'clock in the morning. I thought it warranted a phone call at some stage to at least Martin, not his friend, but to thank them for their trouble. Kim didn't agree, but I know Martin would've appreciated it...end of story (but possibly the end of story for Martin and Kim). Maybe she will have more luck with Single Gary from the market! 

I loved the segment with Taylor at the crisis center. That is one of the amazing things about being in this forum, the fact that it really gives you a chance to draw attention to the things that are important to you. I sat and watched her struggle with her speech, trying desperately to hold it together. There seems to be so much unhappiness in Taylor, and I can't quite comprehend whether it is her current situation, or her past. Only time will tell.

Oh yes, I take my hat off to Kyle. I wish I had gone to Napa to support the bike ride. We were all so busy at the time, but it was an incredible achievement. And that, as I said is one of the reasons that being involved in this arena can be so positive and allow you to contribute to these charities. For Kyle, as I know her mother died of breast cancer, this event was dear to her heart.

Finally, I was really relieved to have my driving license. I had been dreading this test, and was amazed that I actually passed. I knew I would put it off again and again, as I have been driving for five years on an international license, with the thought of studying this book and finding the place so unappealing. It was funny to be in that situation with all that it entailed, memorable to say the least!

Anyway thank you for your comments, next week gets really tricky, so keep watching!

Love always, Lisa

109 comments
Stellamuse
Stellamuse

Martin looks so familiar! I hope you read this,even though it's a bit late. Has Martin done some acting? Maybe not recently,but ever? He seems quite the gentleman,very nice of you to make an effort. (But after seeing how kooky, yet funny, Kim was with "single Gary",I doubt if charming Martin would be a match!)

Tuxies Mom
Tuxies Mom

Lisa....I think the DMV is a scary place too. I want to be your side kick!

Sailing
Sailing

You and Kyle are a hoot! Enjoy watching both of you! Love seeing happily amrried, loving parents on the show! keep your priorities straight, it is refreshing

heather321
heather321

I really hope you push the Martin and Kim thing. I know it happened many months ago but I think Kim needs help finding the right men and being taught how to keep them.

ML Dumoulin
ML Dumoulin

Lisa,

When I grow up I want to be JUST like you!!!! Beautiful, witty, kind, etc.......of course I'm also 69 years old so I guess I am grown up but I really enjoy you. You are sweet and kind and you make me laugh. Just keep being YOU!

Happy holidays!!

TinaS
TinaS

Oh please. Get over it. Who likes the DMV? It's gross.

Tlynche
Tlynche

Regarding the DMV....Life's an adventure! Embrace the diversity of the world we live in.

Minimally, recognize how fortunate you have been (great mind, looks, wit, and charm - not to mention a motivated and business-saavy husband) relative to 99.9% of the world's population.

I was a little disappointed.

Jason B
Jason B

Lisa,

I don't hold your comments about the other people at the DMV against you, but I have to admit that they were offputting. Considering how down-to-earth and humorous you are, it didn't hit a good note when you took the arrogant attitude about the other people there. Just sayin'. In the future I hope you'll leave the snobbish attitude for the Camille Grammer's of the world. It would've come off much more relatable if you had simply said there was a "whack job" at the DMV, as the man who was harrassing you was definitely that!

SouthernBlue
SouthernBlue

Lisa, I find myself agreeing with you on most all points. You are a wonderful and refreshing part of a series I truly enjoy. And your Giggy is fabulous! Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful world and how down to earth you are.

Lisa/Louisiana

ruby4upapi
ruby4upapi

Lisa, you are by far the BEST housewife ever. You are funny and witty, and I love that you speak your mind. Keep it up.

gbmom
gbmom

I find Lisa delightful for the most part. She is witty and at times is at someone's expense, it goes down better with a laugh. I don't think she is any less flawless than the rest of us. I really do resent the posters that attack or dismiss (as Camille's) a post because they don't share their opinions. If someone took offense to Lisa's remark on the DMV it's not exactly off the wall. It simply their take on it or feelings about it. Frankly, I think Lisa can live with a little critisim now and again. She has definatley shown us she can hold her own and then some. I happen to like that about her. We see these woman a few minutes a week for what totals to be a couple of hours. We don't know them and I find it a bit scary that so many people assume they do. It's a Televison show and these lady's are characters on a reality based show. We need to remember we are the reality here.

Beverly in MS
Beverly in MS

Hi Lisa!

You are my favorite housewife of all! I hope my blog gets put up on the board. Ive never seen it on here before so hopefully... You are a beautiful, classy , funny lady. I love your family. Thank you. I cant wait til Thursday to see the dinner party at Camilles! You inspire me to keep working hard as a writer. Youve shown me that women can do anything they want. My husband is so supportive as well. Im a lucky lady! And i wont give up until I write that best seller! Thank you again and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!!!

KeriM
KeriM

OMG, you are so FABULOUS! You hit the DMV description right on the head..."eclectic". I despise going, and, unfortunately, I'm sure I'd appear as one of the more unfortunate eclectics, lol. Can't wait to see more of your wit in the upcoming episodes!

Ashley, Florida
Ashley, Florida

You are by far the BEST on the show, I like Adrienne too, oh and Taylor, but you're my favorite! I find myself busting out laughing at you, you're a very funny lady! As for Kim, ugh...She is so annoying. She asked to be set up, you obliged, but Kim was very rude. She's my least favorite...actually its a close tie between Kim & Camille.

Guess
Guess

I think it was wonderful of Lisa to introduce her friend to Kim. I however feel it is the man’s place to call the women. To push the issue any further, tells me you’re someone who would be to into their relationship. It is probably best Kim does find her own mate whether whoever she finds is in a grocery store or where ever. On a lighter subject you are a very funny lady and I do think you mean well.

tpoulos
tpoulos

You are one funny lady...always love the dry sarcastic british humor!!! You come out with things that are hilarious. I am so anti West Coast but I have to say...you ladies are my faves of all the housewives!!! More down to Earth and real than any of them but that is because they have less and try so hard to impress!!!

WomanINshock
WomanINshock

Well I have to say that you are a Walking HIT! Not just for your wit or sense of humor, but for everything that you represent, you can be filthy rich by your own account and hard work, but you don't strike as someone that is only interested in money or the people who make it. You are amazing. Maybe I'm wrong and you are a snob in front of regular people or like you said "Eclectic" Folks, but even that coming from you sounded great!!!

Give this woman, Sonya, Nene and Betheny a show, I'll bet is going to be a HIT.

let them collaborate in anyway possible, with Lisa's and Betheny"s money-Mida's touch, and Sonya and Nene's sense of humor and taste of reality is going to be GREAT...

I have some ideas if you're interested!!!

Qgirl
Qgirl

Lisa:

I loved, loved, LOVED the parking lot scene with poor Cedric!! You have such a great spirit - playful, loyal, kind, level-headed - I think we all need a Lisa VanderPump in our lives! I also loved the comment about Martin "holding his own" with Kim. LMAO!

P.S. My dog Sunny is in love with Mr. Giggy!

Nikki too shoes
Nikki too shoes

I'm pretty sure that no one likes going to the DMV whether they're poor, rich, or... inbetween? It's seems a bit harsh to judge her on that.....

and I do think kim likes martin.... some guys will ignore you if you call them too fast or too much... kim is outrageously insecure, and no thanks to kyle..... maybe she just needs a little extra help, secret help maybe :)

Alicia373
Alicia373

Lisa, once again you have proven yourself to be a wonderful friend, especially since Kim asked to be introduced to 'available' male friends of you ladies. She absolutely should have called Martin to thank him.

Although I like Kim, she seems to be oblivious to some things; that je ne sais quoi, of Martin for example.

Jennifer Isso
Jennifer Isso

Lisa, I absolutely agree with you. Kim should have had the decency to call and thank Martin, as well as call and thank you for putting in your time and efforts playing match-maker on her behalf. Additionally, Martin seems to be a man of a unique calibur that is extremely rare, (especially to bump into at a market), But it seems as if Kim is a bit childish and not one to recognize that. Based off of conduct she does demonstrtae on the show that she is one not of your class nor type...but oh well... you are all castmates so might as well try to make it work. Anyhow darling, you are fabulous, love the fushia... kiss cedrick and giggy for me! ciao! Jennifer

heather321
heather321

seriously your IQ must be at least 127 i wouldn't be shocked if it was over 130!!! you are so smart n witty!!

Dena Groff
Dena Groff

I don't think that Lisa was being insulting to anyone and I think to fully understand where she was coming from, you would have to experience a DMV office located anywhere in Southern California. I guarantee that you too would feel a bit uncomfortable in the same situation.

Voice from Nebraska
Voice from Nebraska

Lisa, If anyone ever deserved a spin off show it is you. I believe you could carry it. Your so funny, and I love the way you play with Cedrick. I don't blame him if he flunked the test to be able to stay, because he's lucky to have you. As far as the DMV is concerned I was not aware that anyone EVER wants to go there. There is always alot of creepy people hanging around. That guy hitting on you was really funny, because he actually thought he had a chance??? He should have been taken off to the looney bin right then and there.

AdrianA.
AdrianA.

I agree w/her & u the dmv & dentist office are 2 of the worst places to go. Actually I think the dmv is worst b/c customer service skills are NOT required! As a matter of fact they tend to hire the mean rejects from the post office!

Titin
Titin

Lisa, you and Kyle are my faves! As a fellow brunette I must say, I am proud! The others seem as fake as their hair. Love u!

latinmom
latinmom

You are right--Kim should have called. She is insecure and would rather spend her energies on Single Gary and amusing a bunch of teenagers etc. by pretending to have an infant, than to be a mature woman. She looks two steps away from a breakdown....

Nview
Nview

I think Kyle is pretty, but you are beautiful and classy. Love your accent and sense of humor. Love your interactions with Cedric and Giggy.

Elle j
Elle j

I don't think Kim and Martin were attracted to one another. Being as they were being filmed, and you had gone to the trouble to arrange the meeting, most likely they didn't want to hurt your feelings or appear rude to Mohammed. Perhaps Kim could have dropped a thank you in the mail or sent a lovely bottle of wine, as others have said, she probably thanked him several times that evening. If she wasn't really interested in dating Martin she may have been uncomfortable calling him.

Love the show and you are a wonderful friend for caring.

ViewerofRH
ViewerofRH

to the "employee of the dmv" ... all you know is what the editors show you, you don't know if she took a driving test or not. they may not have shown it so for you to put on your dmv ID and snark at that is quite funny. it's a tv show based on reality.

although, maybe you're one of those 20 dmv employees behind the counter talking about who ate what at lunch while the rest of us wait for the one window open to wait on the 75 people in line. sort of like watching cal-trans work - one person uses the shovel and 5 people watch. that is one thing that every person on this board has had to endure that has ever gone to any dmv in california.

to everyone who got their panties in a knot over lisa's comment about the dmv, give me a break.

no one likes going to the dmv - it's as bad if not worse as going to the dentist for a root canal. anyone would be hard pressed to find any of you who don't go to dmv and watch the freak show as you wait for hours but some of you have some sort of strange phenomenon here to be so judgemental about who thought what and how they meant this and that and feel so empowered to speak for others. mindreading at its best.

i've been to many dmvs from san diego to santa barbara and each one of them is an episode in people watching, whether they are in a wealthy montecito neighborhood or the back allies of oxnard. every single one of them is the same.

it's sort of like how our parents used to take us to the airport to watch the planes take off and watch the people in the airports because we didn't have money to go to the movies and it was just as fun.

lisa's comment was nothing like camille's comment about pecking order but it seems that some of camille's staff works overtime on these boards to make sure to do her damage control continually. that's a full time job in itself.

lisa, your honesty, your sense of humor and your family are refreshing to see. you may live in beverly hills but you are far removed from the shallow hills of hollywood.

sheri snyder
sheri snyder

Has anybody noticed how funny and witty this lady is? One little tip to you lisa when that guy asked you how many fingers he was holding up it woukd have been funnier to say"three more than ill be holding up" but you are very funny and make me laugh each week! With love sheri

bonnieColorado
bonnieColorado

Lisa,

You and your family are why I am very proud of my English heritage. Bless you all, AND, you're gorgeous, I'm probably naive but it all seems natural, compared to other people on the show.

luli
luli

Lisa, I think your a beautiful lady with class!!! i'll be watchin....

Ohcheesewhiz
Ohcheesewhiz

Hey the feelings you shared at the DMV are true! I always get that strange feeling whenever I go to DMV myself...so I try to avoid that place completely! I know many of us feels the same way, you were just being honest.

What's most important was that you were not rude to the workers! I like you! You're very funny and real.

Natalie828
Natalie828

You know you're the best when Tabatha loves you. You are funny, charming and gorgeous...I love watching you!!

Debbie Ann
Debbie Ann

Welcome to the REAL world Lisa. The DMV -- where people are people and you have to take a number and wait in line just like the rest of us commoners. Oh dear, clutch your pearls.

Viewer in the burbs
Viewer in the burbs

Lisa, Fix me up with Martin. I don't want kids either. Please contact me.

dafrrf
dafrrf

Hello Lisa,

This is the third time I have tried to reply to your blog of December 10th. An error message has come up twice before. I hope it shows up this time.

I don't know how many times I can tell you that my husband and I believe you are a thoughtful, selfless, generous, insightful, and genuine person, before I start sounding like a bloody parrot. Include the fact that my husband stops whatever he is doing at 10 pm EST, especially when you come on screen, and you will think we are a couple of old psychos. We're really not - that old. (58 & 59) Wait. I take that back. We are old.

We did enjoy RHBH Thursday night. The DMV was a new experience for you & Cedric. But, you passed, so that's over. Taylor's story was quite touching. You never know the type of past someone has experienced. It' was good to see her helping others who have similar backgrounds, and she was very brave for telling her story.

Missed seeing Ken on RHBH, and of course, the master of his domain, Giggy. I am also confused about Giggy not showing up on Andy's show. I heard during a break, while RH was on, that he would make an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live." Then, at the beginning, I thought I heard Andy say Giggy was "coming up," later in the show. (I suppose I could have imagined it? ) Not sure if they ran out of time, but, I don't think I heard wrong. I hope you weren't sitting at home, waiting to go on air, and then cut at the last minute. Not seeing Giggy (and you) was a disappointment to many of us.

Next week looks like a real rumble. I can hear the fight theme from "West Side Story," playing quietly in the background. Can't wait to "watch what happens."

Have a good week.

EMMAWINTERS
EMMAWINTERS

Love everything about you Lisa. EVERYTHING. God Bless you!

Florida_Gal
Florida_Gal

Lisa. It may well be that living in Beverly Hills accentuated the differences between your lifestyle and others at the DMV, but you are not alone in your reactions. Although I live far from Beverly Hills I felt EXACTLY the same way when I went to get my license renewed. Heavens!

I'm not British, gorgeous, or own a restaurant or live in a fabulous mansion. I don't have a Cedric or a Giggy or a Ken. But if I had to pick someone else to be, I'd like to be a lot like you. Smart, beautiful, witty, tactful, fun, practical joker, hardworker, loyal friend. Wait a minute, I think YOU ARE ME jus with more stuff. haha. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

msdrc
msdrc

I also believe Kim is a bit too insecure to call Martin, even if it was only to say thank you. She may have felt that he would think she was using that as an excuse to call him, therefore, felt it was too forward. Especially since she said she prefers that the man call the woman. I'm sure she thanked him when he gave her the ride and therefore felt that she covered that base already.

The DMV comment didn't bother me... many DMVs are located where one doesn't like to go. I wouldn't have added the part where you stated it was because you are from Beverly Hills though. That part added made it sound a bit snobbish.

You've invited the cameras into your life, therefore, you're going to have to put up with the flack of living under a microscope. People are going to pick you apart... that's part of the deal. So people, lighten up on who says what. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

katieraja
katieraja

Lisa you are just fabulous! Every show I like you more and more. Oh how I wish I could spin the one-liners like you. Don't change!

Love you lisa
Love you lisa

OMG you are just fabulous!! I have never written a comment before but felt the need to defend you! I am not rich but know one day I will be. With that being said I am not from a rich family and I still feel ewwww about the DMV...is it the nicest thing to say no, but it is TRUE so get over it people! Lisa you are awesome to watch! ;)

flowerpower
flowerpower

Are you guys kidding about the DMV comments? OMG!! I am a freelance writer and actually wrote an article about the "seemingly alien people" that go to DMV, and got so much great feedback..can't tell you how many letters I got saying that they thought the same thing and almost everyone found it hysterical. Anyone who takes offense is downright silly, because we ALL make up the people that go to the DMV. There is no question though that by and large, it is a rather "unsavory" group that tends to congregate there....sorry if I am offending anyone, just telling it like it is, in every state in this great country! Lisa, think you are great, keep it real and are a breath of fresh air. Thanks for adding much needed grace and realism to the show!

Thousandairress
Thousandairress

Oh Lisa- please don't have Cedric move out!! He's much too much fun and the two of you are hysterical together!

You're such a minx sending him off to the hot tub last episode. With all the silly Camille drama, he's a such a kick.

So....can we keep him, Mom? Puh-llleeeaaasseeee?!

jkl;asdf
jkl;asdf

I'm by no means rich, but I hate going to the DMV. I'm not saying the comments Lisa made are the best, but I can understand what she's talking about.

Alyssa Marie
Alyssa Marie

Hi Lisa, It was very nice of you to introduce Kim and Martin. But at that point you should of stayed out of it. I too would back away if you were nipping at my heels feeling like you would be there the entire time we were dating. I think the man should call the women and you should of stayed out of it. Love you on the show...just not so much the nagging~!

Viewer MBD
Viewer MBD

Get real everyone! How many of us have walked into the DMV and thought the EXACT thing that Lisa said out loud? That doesn't make her a snob. It makes her honest. Get over yourselves.

lisaViewer
lisaViewer

I also was dissappointed with the DMV comments. You are my fav housewife and I did not think you were a snob.Please be careful in the future!

DMV employee
DMV employee

As an employee of the DMV I should let you know, you have a permit not a license, until you take a drive test with the DMV examiner.