Hello to you all. Here we go again!
One of the most positive things about reality television is the incredible chances that sometimes come your way, opportunities that are thrust upon you that otherwise you could only have dreamed of. Unreachable goals like writing my book and narrating the royal wedding for CNN are things that two years ago would have been unattainable. So I was presented with this unique chance, I have to admit I was a tad hesitant.
Now, as I remarked I was well aware that this had the distinct possibility of going horribly wrong, in front of millions, but I plucked up the courage and decided to accept. And it proved to be an amazing experience. . .albeit at times a little scary. But fifteen shows altogether and no regrets. I often think if something scares or intimidates you then it is often worth doing. Even if you make a complete ass of yourself -- it makes you stronger.
Anyway back to our reality. Seeing the barbecue at Adrienne's I was sure glad I missed it. Dana, with her million dollar sunglasses, I personally find off putting. Who says that? Sorry but it's disgusting. I think one of the prerequisites in this arena is honesty. I have no desire to invest in that nonsense, regardless of Kyle once again saying how nice they are. I see it for what it is.
Kyle and I have had a few disagreements about this sort of thing. I have to stand by what I believe in. I was so overwhelmed by everything I had going on in my life I really wanted to only spend time with people I loved.
You are hilarious. Give Dana a chance. It is obvious she has some insecurity issues. Maybe she wants friends.
Love you LIsa! You really are the only housewife who is able to be frank and show class at the same time!
Lisa you rock. You are classy even when you are talking about someone that has bad mouthed you. I like that you never lose your cool ala Kyle, and that you remain loyal to your friends and that you offer a hand to your enemies.
I kind of feel like you do not belong w some of these "ladies" - not ur class! I do not think u would ever be friends w "ladies" like Brandi or Dana! You and Adrienne are class acts - all around!
Lisa, I think your one of the best housewives on here and it's ashame Kyle doesn't have your back like you did hers...
Love your honesty & your loyalty!!! I think it was so kind of you to offer Taylor your home and the fact that she could call you anytime of the night or day, not many would do that!!! Love you Lisa!!
Chin up! We all still Love you Lisa. The curve balls in life can be difficult to swallow at times. You know the cliche, but I've never seen any one handle with such wit smarts and class. By the way we all know giggy is the CUTEST thing. Ken is another class act. Not too many out there like Ken. So just keep doing what your doing. Wishing you well.
Just stay the way you are- classy & honest! If Kyle didn't see how Taylor got in between her & Kim, then she'll never see it... Taylor wants to start trouble between Kyle & anyone who gets in her way ...you seen it, we all seen it! That's not a real friend....
You are the BEST. I love watching you. I hope Kyle gets it together and realizes your friendship is very important. I feel bad for Taylor, but I don't get her and I don't think she has the best intentions when it comes to you. Good luck and stay strong classy lady!
Lisa you seem to have your act together.....Kyle's opinion of your comments were out of line, same as her lecture to Ken last show.....who appointed her the standard bearer? I am really sick of everyone 'caterering' to Taylor and her weaknesses. She has a way of making it all about her. (This was prior to Russells demise)
I love you Lisa. What schools did your chefs graduate at your restaurants cause I'm in school for culinary and trying to decide other schools to attend when I'm Done. Please and thankful :D
Lisa, we love you! You are the classiest act on the show and are a much better friend to Kim than she is to you. If she insist on continuing to throw you under the bus for Taylor, I kindly suggest you stop standing so close to the curb.
I grew up watching Kim and that's why I turned on this show. You've turned out to be one of my favorites because, despite all the trimmings and trappings, have similar values to my own. You're a hard worker, loyal and seem to be discerning in your friendships. (You were trying to be kind to Taylor while not trying to make her think you were faking at being her "best" friend. I could imagine you opening up your home and making sure she ate!)
It's sad to me that people will sell their souls for material possessions and its what I expected to be a common trait on this show and it took more than that to draw me in. I really didn't think I would like any of you, to be honest, because I didn't think anyone on the show would know what was really important in life. On the other hand, you seem to have tried to raise your kids well (in the english countryside) and I'll bet they appreciated that.
Those who came from modest backgrounds on the show should be very grateful for what they did have--a chance to be normal and appreciate the things in life that won't go away. Memories of family and simple things that may sometimes elude the very wealthy. (Like playing softball and climbing trees...and selling girl scout cookies! Things that I'm sure Kim missed.)
I'm glad you're on this show! I wish you and Kim well... and the best.
You are such an awesome Lady, and some people don't deserve your kindness [Kyle]!!
We looooveeee you here in Japan!! xoxoxo
Lisa - You and Adrienne are class - thru and thru. I believe that both of you would be loyal friends and it truly shows on the program. I think, even knowing what has happened in Taylor's life as we do while watching now, she was truly a troubled soul and I do not think that it was all one sided or necessarily all Russell's fault. It actually never is and I believe that you see and saw that. None of us know what goes on behind the doors of another's home. I think your eyes are truly open to Taylor and Kyle does not want to hear that nor did she want to hear it about Kim. She is too judgemental - that is easier for her. Kim has many problems which are quite clear and instead of trying to really help her, I believe Kyle is in many ways a part of the problem. You are always there to try to help people, but they are always seeming to push you away instead of listening to you. Yes, Lisa, you are loyal and have such a heart. Your children and your husband and all the people that are fortunate enough to have you in their lives are very, very lucky.
I really admire your tact and class. You are very polite when you decline invitations to "drama". Yes, we all know you were doing the royal wedding coverage...but deep down inside, we all know you would have done anything to get out of that bbq. When are we going to get to see the new house?
Again, you handle the Kyle-Taylor issue delicately, correctly and with restraint during the dinner scene with your husbands. Kyle must be quite special to you, I can understand why because she certainly has always seemed lovable...except when it comes to being dragged under Taylor's tragic life, both last season and this season. Taylor instigated a feud with Kim last season, and for some reason Kyle fell for Taylor instead of defending her weak sister. This season, Kyle is dumping on you in defense of Taylor. We all know Taylor can find a friend in Kyle, but not at the expense of coming between your friendship with Kyle.
I wouldn't be too insulted that Kyle doesn't defend you as you did her last year. She appears to have a softness for the weaker ones. First her sister and Taylor, although not a looney, is weak like Kim. I understand where you are coming from but you are a strong lady so don't expect the same support from Kyle. I don't know if it is a power trip with her or that she honestly feels compassion for weakness. Maybe its a bit of both. Love you and your family and a big fan of all your dogs (including Giggy).
Good blog, honest, honest, honest! Indeed, you are fiercely loyal, and I agree it is best to treasure the time you have within a busy life with only those you love. I believe it is evident you love Kyle as a dear friend. For whatever reason, since last season, she let Taylor interfere with those Kyle supposedly loves. Taylor came in between Kim and Kyle, and now you. That really is Kyle's fault as much as Taylor's.
I don't understand all the cudos to you in these comments. Kyle was right. It's not necessary for you to preface your sentence with some crap about masquerading as a friend. Taylor is perfectly aware that you all are not friends hence the reason why she won't (and shouldn't) open up to you. A hello how are you is about as far as you should be going with Taylor since you aren't her friend. When she gives you the usual fine just move on. It's not your place to even ask her about her weight loss. That is something for Kyle, a true friend to her, to speak with her about.
I actually felt bad for you at the end of last season with all of that Cedric business, but now while that was unfortunate I see you in a different light. I understand your British and that makes you different from Americans, but a little compassion for other people's feelings is warranted. You admit to knowing this woman is having serious martial problems, but still want to act like she's just trying to get attention. You need to think hard and deep about how you would feel if the roles were reversed. I'm sure if you and Ken were going through what Taylor was dealing with you wouldn't be a ray of sunshine either. Now I could be wrong in my assessment thus far, but that is how you came across on the show to me.
Lisa, You are a bit older and much more self assured than the other women. Kyle will come full circle and realize that you are a true friend. Kyle won't realize this until it's time for someone to be their for her(which you are) You are the most sane of this cast.
Your offer to Taylor was generous and kind. Taylor misinterpreted and then spread the misinformation to Kyle, who should've given you the benefit of doubt. On the flip side, I do agree letting Giggy drink from a human glass and kiss your mouth is disturbing (they lick their anus with those tongues). BUT Giggy is the luckiest dog in the world to have you and Ken love him so. BTW, you did an excellent job on CNN coverage of the British Royal Wedding - well done! Bravo!
I don't understand why Kyle is being so anti- Lisa. No wonder Kim is having a hard time for the way she was treated last year. Taylor is bad mouthing you to anyone who will give her a ear. Lisa we love you and Ken and just keep your eyes and ears open. I am surprised that Kyle talks to you and Ken in the manner she does.
LISA, I still maintain you are by far the breath of fresh air to all the housewives across the franchise !! BRAVO to you for putting the REAL in reality TV !!! xoxo
I agree with one of the other posts...you are beautiful inside and out! I wish ALL the housewives could be as genuine, poised and caring as you!!! Then we wouldn't have to see all the petty clashes. (But that wouldnt be any fun, would it?!) ;)
Lisa, you have every right to feel the way you do about Taylor. I'll never forget where it all started last season when the three of you ladies (Kyle, Taylor and you) went out to lunch and it was this sudden gang up on Lisa act, childish and uncalled for behavior between Taylor and Kyle. That was all it took to make me realize what's going on here!
Lisa, What is that lovely color of pale pink lip gloss you wear frequently? I have tried so many colors and just can't find that shade. Thanks