Cast Blog: #RHOBH

The Music Man

Dana shares how proud she is of her stepson's songwriting skills and gives her thoughts on Kennedy's birthday party.

Conor Flynn is my son. He is the young cutie performing with Ace Young for Kennedy at her birthday. His title card said "musician" -- probably because "Dana's future stepson" would have looked awkward. I wanted to start my blog this week with that because I was so proud of him, and I want the world to know it.

My b-day present to Kennedy was a really intimate gift from our whole family, and I hope she enjoyed it. Ace Young and Conor worked very hard on the song for Kennedy and the staging and total performance turned out super. The song still makes me cry. You can download the "Birthday Song" on iTunes if you want to pick it up or listen to a sample of the produced version.

Not sure you can see him in the episode, but JC looked so cute in his red cowboy boots, hat, and shirt. We shopped like crazy together for our cowboy outfits before the big day. The best part of the day was when JC danced with me. We were laughing and spinning while Conor and Ace performed. It was a great moment.

My young son was obsessed with the word "America" at that age for some reason, and he kept saying it to everyone at the party. He even grabbed a flag in his cowboy outfit and was waving it around. It was hysterical! My daughter (future stepdaughter) Chloe was with me that day too. If you saw me standing next to a beautiful girl that's her. Love you Chloe!

All in all Kennedy had a great time. I was very proud of Taylor's effort at being an event coordinator. She had a rough start, but things went smashingly after that. I have never lifted so many tables and chairs in my life, but it was worth it for my girl.

I got really frustrated with Russell that day because he kept changing things without realizing the impact it had on all the people and vendors working (including my son). All of these people had worked so hard for Taylor to make everything perfect, and he seemed to only care about the impression of his big gift. At that time, I also had some internal resentment toward Russell for other reason, which you can see in my interview.

This episode really shows the ladies struggling to keep their friendships alive. There were so many alliance shifts, I was not really sure who was close to whom. I remember not being sure how to deal with it that day. I actually really wanted everyone to get along. I remember asking myself, "Where do I fit in with these women?" and not really having an answer. I wondered if they would ever want to get to know me? Taylor and I have always been close, and Kim always made an effort to share a personal story with me and give us something to really connect on -- but with the others it was much harder. I kept really wanting to connect in a meaningful way with them, but no one would try not even Brandi. . .

See you next week.

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Lisa V.: I Understood Brandi's Frustrations

Lisa V. thinks everyone missed the point of Brandi and Lisa R. conversation about Kim.

Well, it's the final leg of this exhausting race. The sun sets on the Hills of Beverly...

And there we have it. So this season I felt was a little more illustrative of exactly who these complex characters are...Some weathered the storm with a modicum of regretful actions and others offered up a complete view into the depths of their inner being. Angry accusations, shrouded with deflection, were the actions of some incompetent of dealing with truths that should be confronted.
I understood the frustration of BG as she endeavored to restore the relationship that we once had, jokingly, maybe sometimes even genuinely, and we were in place of harmless banter, as I witnessed the bonds broken between the other women, the bond that last season was united by a common enemy...me.
I think there was genuine remorse that a friendship which benefitted her initially when she joined the group and we had both enjoyed was unsalvageable, a different one could possibly have replaced it, but once ties of loyalty are broken, you are on the defensive.
I never once said the slap was hard. The endless accusations last season of lying, deportation, bankruptcy, Ken abusing Yolanda...all that was accumulative and there was not enough there to counter balance it. I remember her clearly stating, "I fed that bitch " in regard to me on Andy's show, which was hurtful as we all the know the truth.

In a nutshell, did BG state that Kim needed a intervention? No, I don't know she did.

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When I spoke with BG, of course I felt empathy for her situation with her father, but that had nothing to do with me. I hear he is doing well, thankfully, but I barely know him. It would've been hypocritical, after Amsterdam, to call offering sympathy, when in the last nine months there had been no interaction between us at all, apart from filming. BG states she loves me...Easy to say, as easy as saying sorry, but actions are more important than words. The way you know if somebody loves you is the way they make you feel. If somebody is sorry, you would feel reassured that they would try not to perpetuate the same behavior. The big question here is, I didn't change from last season, so why this desperation to have me back in her life? Now is there a realization that maybe last year she was wrong, malicious, and vindictive? That should be the conversation. Anyway, I digress. One thing I know for sure is if my father's life was held in the balance, I would be there at his side, not arguing about the dynamics of a superficial conversation, but it was our final party at the end of the season.


In a nutshell, did BG state that Kim needed a intervention? No, I don't know she did. I believe Lisa misinterpreted her saying, "Maybe we all need an intervention" as "Maybe we all need TO DO an intervention." Many other things were said, and it begs the question, was BG's allegiance to Kim? When talking about Kim's fragile state publicly to her friend Jen and then Lisa, I would say not. I know that Lisa left that conversation after many statements from Brandi with the impression that Kim needed help. That was the point...The emphasis should not have dwelt upon one word. I had urged Lisa not to intervene in Kim's sobriety, but she was motivated by her personal history and felt justified in confronting her.
So there we have it, another season. I eally enjoyed Eileen and Lisa joining the cast...
I hope Kyle and Kim can find resolution away from cameras, I pray Yolanda can find her way to better health, and BG understands that relationships need to be treated with respect.
I thank you all for watching and your support...I will see you at the trilogy...

As always...Love, Lisa

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