The next morning, it was the repeat. Kyle wanted her sister to join us, but 30 minutes later -- still no Kim, many calls to the room placed, a boat waiting in the harbor, and us sitting in the bus undecided as to what decision to take.
Maybe the hop over the wall wasn't necessarily the wisest choice, but we knew it would bring results! Voila Madame Richards at 11:30 am decided to wake up. Bear in mind it was 1:30 pm Los Angeles time, so it’s even harder to understand what the problem was with making it downstairs on time.
So we left. And then I saw the footage of how they showed no remorse at keeping us waiting. They seemed content to indulge themselves in their own company with no thought for the fact that we were here as a group and at Mauricio’s invitation.
I love you on housewives! dealing with an addict is very difficult. the way to go is to just detach, in a loving way. you cannot count on them, or expect them to act in rational, responsible or nurturing ways. they are unnable to do so. i feel very bad for kim's children. it would have been wise to take them away a long long time ago. please do not be so mean to ken!! ur jokes sometimes cross the line :)
Lisa you are THE #1 Housewife! You and Ken are a riot to watch. As for who has the most attractive "arse", I'd bet on yours in any competition with Brandi's Pillsbury Dough Boy butt. :-)
lisa you are hysterical! You and Kyle remind me of me and some of my girlfriends when your scampering around getting into trouble! Who cares if climbing the wall wasn't the best choice, it was the fun choice. Ken is a controlling troublemaker. He shouldve kept his little toy Kim locked up at home if they wanted to be alone. How could she have been attracted to him, he had something kinda creepy about him. I think you and Brandi have amazing chemistry too. It's always fun to find someone who gets a joke or a tease and just teases right back! Stay perfect, your fans would miss you if you changed anything!
I love you, Kyle and Adrienne. I think you're a very level head among some crazy situations. Love ya!
Lisa, You are the epitome of charm and grace - except when you're not. I love and embrace the classic Lisa as equally as the bawdy Lisa. You are a fascinating creature. I also love how Ken, with all his money and power, is content for the most part, to just float along and keep his comments close to his vest. Would love to hear his take on the whole thing someday. Thanks for the blog - all the best!
I love you Lisa! BH is the best by far of all the Housewives shows, I hope you all return for many seasons to come and add Brandi as a full-timer. All of you add something that makes this show #1. It's really nice too see how the rich live, and no matter how much $ you have, you still are humbled by life experiences.
Lisa- love you and your quick wit and sense of humor! You make me laugh out loud, something I truly need to do more often! Thanks for letting us get to know you!
It's ironic that the only reason I watched this show was that I remembered Kim from my childhood and wanted to see how she "turned out." One thing I've learned from this franchise is that you can't fake who you are for more than a season. On season 2, the sweethearts become bitches and in Camille's case, the opposite. I'm no longer interested in the nature of Kim's problem, be it substance related or just plain crazy. My family has a restaurant so I'm fairly jaded about human behavior, but rarely have I seen someone as rude, selfish, and inconsiderate as Kim. And to take a page from Brandi's book, I don't believe that Ken is an enabler. My guess is that he's Kim's supplier. Nothing else about that odd relationship makes sense.
Lisa a few things: 1) You are an amazing woman. 2) I've informed my husband we have to refer to each other as "Dahling" for the rest of our marriage. Of course he agreed. 3) Also, I think it's a great drinking game idea for the home viewer: a shot every time you or Ken say "Dahling".
Lisa -- I sympathize with how frustrating it must have been to endure all of Kim's crazy-making behavior (that affected the entire cast and their families, not just the sisters' relationship), and never, EVER getting a straight answer from her. Was everyone afraid to confront Kim, to call her out on her behavior and obvious lies, either because no one wanted a repeat of last season's finale or the fear that confrontation would drive her further 'underground' (or deeper into whatever addictions & psychological issues she suffers from)?
I love your sense of humor and admire how well you have presented yourself throughout the entire run of the show….which is quite a feat for anyone on one of these 'reality shows'.
You did fail in one respect however …. your 'B&E' and surveillance skills are sorely lacking. You ought to tick that off your 'future career considerations' list, LoL. :)
Looking forward to the Reunion …. and hopefully some ANSWERS regarding Kim!
Lisa- Kim is a grown woman. She isn't stumbling around blind and a hazard to others. Kyle's got to let go. Let Kim's guy deal with this and see what happens. You are the one I want to talk to. I'm turning sixty next month. I don't know exactly how old you are but you're looking so good for your age. Stop with the beach cover ups and the comments about Brandi's great body. She is a stick. I like her but she's no one to admire for a sexy bod. You on the other hand are a curvy, real woman. Flaunt it! Love you.
Lisa, I love your quick wit. The scene with you and Kyle sneaking on to Kim's balcony was great! The banter between you and Kyle was the best part of this episode! Be careful with your willingness to befriend Taylor. You were already burned by Cedric, I'd hate to see you burned a second time. Happy New Year and Best Wishes.
Lisa you are very funny with Brandi and she can take it as well as dish it out, that is the difference in her and the others.
YOU'RE FABULOUS! Having lived in England for several years, I so appreciate your dry wit and "naughty" sense of humor. Equally, I appreciate how you "own" your lifestyle rather than it "owning" you -- you're just so comfortable in your interactions and surroundings without ever acting pretentious. Last, but no less important, I perceive that you're a very giving woman, extending yourself to those who've been in need, such as Cedric and Taylor. It's a shame that some folks have placed too much emphasis on parcing your words when your actions speak so loudly.
Lisa, You are so fair minded and caring. I'm glad you've accepted Brandi for the carefree person she seems to be. You two could have tons of fun together. I took Kim's lack of remorse differently. I thought she just didn't want to talk about her irresponsibility in front of the crowd. I thought she was trying to be discreet. Kyle and Mauricio could have taken her (& Quasi Moto) aside and speak privately. The ongoing table side inquisition by Kyle made it uncomfortable for the entire party. They could have handled things better.
I personally am happy you have befriended Brandi. I was SURE at the beginning of the season that you two would be at odds. Fortunately you are such a class act that you have gotten over your initial impression of her and have seen that she is good natured and almost as silly as you! Adrienne, on the other hand, has shocked me. She is mean and self centered...something we, the viewer, had not seen last season!
Such a shame that a beautiful trip was ruined by those 2 freaks....I hope she gets help BUT I would have a hard time EVER believing her!!! U and Ken are great to watch :) r we going to c the wedding?
Lisa, As always you were enjoyable to watch . I really loved watching you and Brandi play off each others sense of humors .
As for the confrontation at the table with Kim and Kyle , you held your tongue respectfully . A cue Brandi needed to take from you . Not that Brandi was wrong in her thoughts and perception of the issues , just not her place to say .
Why is it Dana feels the need to attack you so often in her blogs ? She needs to hold her tongue as well . So ken called her chubby so what ! You may have got your bottom stuck after climbing over the wall but can she even get her chubby one to climb the wall ?
Look forward to next weeks adventures
Lots of love from Atlanta
Just love everything about you on the show, except for your never ending, undeserving, loyalty to kyle. I have three sisters and I would never dig into them in front of my friends like that. They are not my enemies to fight against. They are my sisters who on some level I love and respect enough to protect. Kim, obviously, has some sort of mental issues she is trying to treat with prescription meds. Her behaviors are very annoying but, understandable given her history. If I could not put up with this behavior I would not have invited her. Kyles who knows her sisters issues the best, that behavior should have been expected and tolerated to some extent. Not Kyle, she never missed a opportunity to nail Kim to the cross. Shame on her.
Kyle needs to seek help for herself. She is on a very destructive mission to destroy her sister and look like the victim. That's why her and Taylor get along so well. Remember how Kyle and Taylor worked together to fight Kim on the last reunion show. If you are not loyal to your sister then you can not be loyal to anyone. She did not defend you when Taylor and Russel were trying to sue you! She was worried that she would be next. She threw Taylor a bone at your "Tea Party", by agreeing you had a large ego! She lashed at Ken in front of you and never apologized for it. She dose not seem to worry about keeping your friendship, does she. And, oddly enough, you suck it up and keep defending her bad behavior. Wake up, KIM is the next Russell and you fools are sitting around being annoyed by her crazy behavior. How self centered and stupid you are all being. Wake up! Don't expect Kyle to see it she to busy being the victim.
I have to say this was one of my favorite episodes. Lisa, you have me laughing out loud and I love that about you - you are funny. The scense is Hawaii with no Taylor and no Kim were the best. I actually forgot all about Taylor until the scene came up with her going to Dana's. There was no drama and a lot of fun - need more espisodes like this!!!
I have to say that minus the drama with Ken and Kim, this was a really fun episode to watch. Love you and Brandi together, this should be fun to watch going forward with you two! I think both Kim and Taylor need to back away from the show.
My heart smiles when I read your blogs!! You are so honest, sincere and funny!! The way you comforted Kyle was amazing, you truly are a great friend Lisa! I know you all must have been tired of the excuses and lies from Kim, did she not remember what she had told Kyle on the phone about the passport? I mean who is that dumb to come up with a new story that Ken was working - oh I know, someone who is on drugs!! It looks like you had fun with Brandi, you two are a hoot to watch together! Love from Boston!
Well your story differs from Kyle's (times/dates) and I tend to believe yours. I also liked your attitude in this episode, I too would have just thrown my hands up in the air in frustration over Kim and Ken, never would have I allowed my husband to berate my sister and her friend at dinner. You're right, who cares why they were late, that is something that could have been sorted out privately between the sisters (on camera of course) not a dinner when you're hosting guests.
yes Brandi's comments were out of line, she has no business making those comments, she doesn't know Kyle or Kim like you do. That said, I too am warming up to her behavior and sense of humor. She seems like she is now your Taylor this year, Kyle doesn't seem to be a fan of the two of you being friends, oh my! Until next time Lady Vanderpump!
You looked so youthful in casual wear. I thought you were adorable in the outfit with the hat. I laughed so hard when you and Kyle were climbing over that balcony to spy on Kim! You were like a more comic version of Charlie's Angels.
There are one too many Kens on the show right now and it is confusing me when I read some of the comments. I think your contract should stipulate that your dreamboat Ken be the one true Ken and no others shall be allowed on the show. You and Ken are the hottest couple and Adrienne and Paul are the funniest.
So good to see you having some fun in this episode! Your right, Brandi has a wicked sense of humor, like yourself, and the dynamic between you two is quite entertaining. It's in sharp contrast to the way your realtionship has been with Kyle as of late. The problem is Kyle is a classic enabler and has engrossed herself in the problems of her sister and Taylor, to the point of obsession. She really needs to go to some Al-anon meeting for help and support in detaching from addicts. You really deserved more from her. You have been an incredibly supportive friend to her. Live and Learn. I adore you Lisa! Susan
Lisa, I love reading your blog....the humurous voice of reason. The situation with Kim is very serious and I think all of you really tried to handle things in the best way possible. I'm keeping Kim in my prayers, she's a good person with a bad disease. If this is handled from an educational perspective, then possibly many viewers out there can benefit from what is learned.
Love you, LOVE your humor and devilish classy ways. You are too much fun, especially with Brandi as your side-kick. Thanks for keeping it real Lisa!
Lisa, I do love you but when someone is trying to enjoy life sometimes things don't go as planned. Kim is one of those girls where nothing seems to go right for her. Kyle seems to think that Kim creates situations to ruin Kyle's life. I myself would get tired of being interrogated every time I was around my sister.
"Fractious," Goodness gracious, I adore you. I consider myself to be fairly equipped to hold my verbage "own," but FRACTIOUS? My GOD Ken is a lucky man, and you too! What a glorious, to be envied couple you are. The dynamic duo; you two need capes! You were spot on with trying to diffuse the situation, that's all you can do. There were no easy answers to be found with Kyle and Mauricio's badgering (is he a housewife?) and Kim's fractious (lol) attitude. We read you loud and clear on the viewing in real time and who you are referring to. Please don't get bogged down in that, it is what it is and all parties are reaping what they sowed. On another note, you and Camille are the class on this show and I truly wish you two would become closer. Lisa, you may still be reeling from the remark she made about the God complex, but give her a break. As you preach, remember she too is living in real time and remember what a horrendous season she came from last year and she was talking with friends, not knowing who was in her corner yet either as she must have been friendly fire dizzy from the season before. She also had the issue of being the only one to call Taylor out at your tea party, in essence, setting up YOUR recovery on the show while taking the "hit" of being held responsible for all of Taylor's danger which was a unforgivable innuendo. Here she came to the defense of you (indirectly but poignantly) at that tea party when Kyle and Adrienne stayed quiet, and the next thing she hears as Taylor is screaming to the world that she put her family in danger, is that you two are now closer than ever. We see that you were just being compassionate as she made a fool of herself begging for your friendship, but Camille didn't see your thought process. Taylor wasn't returning her apologies and she's hearing how tight you two are now as she's being left in accusatory limbo. She must have felt "why did I even say anything in defense of Lisa and the situation at her tea party?" Remember to give a little slack where due, you may need it some day. With Kyle however, you are right in your perusal of intent......good girl.
Lisa, I cannot believe how much Kim and Ken showed their inconsiderate attitude towards all of you on the trip. They REALLY take the cake on being selfish. I loved you getting stuck and moving on past it . It was funny for us to watch, and shows your great sence of humor. I was happy to read (from onr of the producers) that we will be able to see some of Pandora's wedding. It looks like it will be beautiful......can't wait.
Lisa you said "If you have something to hide, my recommendation when you're asked to sign up for a reality show would be to run for the hills ". So Taylor should have run for the hills. BE CAREFUL WITH HER!
You are by far my favorite housewife. I was wondering, now that you viewed all the footage with us, how do you feel about your friendship with Kyle today?
Lisa, you are a wonderful and loyal friend. Unfortunately, your friendship with Kyle, sadly for you, is not reciprocated. From what I see, Kyle’s loyalty is to Taylor, Mauricio and her children – No ONE else! Not even to her own sister. Yes, the viewers all get that Kim has serious problems, but NONE of you show Kim the least amount of love, care or concern, except Adrienne. It’s so sad to watch. All last season, as well as during the reunion, it appeared as if Kim was treated as the step-child, the housewife no one wanted to be around, and unfortunately, with no one to step in to defend her. As you now know, life has a way of humbling us all. Maybe your coldness, lack of concern and distance towards both Taylor and Kim last year,(as you’ve admitted yourself) now puts you in a place of “reality.” As the saying goes – you reap what you sow, be careful how you treat one another…
As you said Lisa, you watch what's happening behind your back as the season goes. I'm sure you must have been shocked by the disloyalty of someone you have ALWAYS been extremely loyal to. Can't wait to see how you address this on the reunion, as you're now enlightened...
Lisa, You were giving Kyle EXCELLENT advice. She can't win with this attitude toward her sister. Kim now has Ken to bolster her and give her the strength to take her sister on. Kyle should concentrate on her great husband and enjoy his birthday. All that nonsense could have waited. Better yet, drop it and whatever happens happens. She is not responsible for her sister's behavior, Kim is, and Kim should apologize not Kyle. Kyle needs to spend more time with her hubby and her children. She can't change Kim. Kim needs to hit bottom and she will drag Kyle down with her, if Kyle lets her. You are one wise woman, Lisa. I wish Kyle would take advantage of your experience and good judgment.
Lisa; you're like a breath of fresh air - classy, true, a real friend and so pretty also. Your blog reiterated my thoughts about viewers wondering about your friendships at that point in time, and how betrayed you were by Taylor especially (the conspiracy to hurt you at your tea party). Looking at the 'previews' of the reunion, it looks like once again, Taylor 'skates' on any responsibility she should own about how she treated you & Camille, which was so telling of her personality. I hope you won't consider taking her in, because she will 'take' whatever she can and she is phony through and through. Thanks for reminding all of us what a true friend is, and what honesty and integrity should mean in any relationship. LOVE Giggy! What a beautiful daughter and family you have.
You and Kyle remind me of Lucy and Ethel! I thought the break in was classic and awesome! Thanks for sharing your lives each week!
Love Love Love you!!! Bravo please bring back Lisa V., Kyle R, Camille G. and Brandi back. They make the show worth watching... Love you Lisa you are The Best!!!
You are so great...I love you on the show! You seem like so much fun, and I like the fact that you are warming up to Brandi and acknowledged that you let rumors/misconceptions skew your thoughts on who she is or what she would be like. Your relationship with Ken is adorable and you guys obviously respect each other so much! I hope when I get to be your age (not that you are old or anything) - that I can be as hot as you! Maybe hot is not the best word, beautiful inside and out is more like it! I don't think there are many people out there who watch the show who are NOT your fans!
Lisa, I'll tell you something else that is as nauseating as Kim's behavior, and that's Taylor's! I think it's pretty sad that Taylor expects all her friends to be there for her, and yet she trashed Camille who is going through a very rough time. You should be supporting her, not Taylor! Taylor is such a fake, it really is becoming difficult to watch the show when she's a part of it!
Lisa, you and Brandi make a great couple. I'm so happy to see that you have accepted Brandi as someone you can joke around with. The 2 of you are the comedy relief this show is in need of. Hope your budding friendship with Brandi continue. Hugs and doggie kisses to Giggy and a warm peck on the cheek to the oh so sexy Ken. And best wishes for a great 2012 to you, Lisa.
First, I think Brandi is a hoot. You and Brandi are a comedy routine. I don't understand Kyle being so upset w/ Kim for acting as she always does. There was no anger when she showed up late for Dana's party and berated one of the guests. She protected and helped her. Please don't be helpful in taking down a father of 3 any further than what has been done. It would make more sense that Russell left Taylor after he found out what she had been saying, I can't imagine how that would humiliate someone.
What I love about you Lisa was how you were commenting on Brandi's figure..but not in the catty jealous way. What you don't realize is that you have the best figure out of the whole bunch! and I don't mean "for your age". If I could look like anyone in the cast...it would definitely be you, hands down!
WOW! You are the first HW I have heard acknowledge what we, the fans, are all thinking - when you sign up for a reality show, your personal business is no longer personal! Thank you for that. I get so fed up with some of these women who expect us viewers to watch the shows, buy their products, shower them with love and praise, but mind our own business when it comes to information they may not want made public.
I adore you, and your wicked sense of humor, and I am saddened to hear that you are on the outs now with Adrienne, because she too, is a great lady. You give Kyle some of the most amazing advice, where her sister is concerned, I just wish she would listen. Lastly, as much as I love you and Adrienne, I have to say your husbands, both Ken and Paul, are my favorite house husbands. Please make Bravo give them their own spin-offs!!!