First I would like to apologize for missing my blog last week and address a few of last week's issues.
While I appreciate Mauricio's apology, it was a personal attack and a half-hearted "I'm sorry. It wasn't personal that's just how I personally feel" were his actual words. Contradict yourself much?
On to Marissa. I was in no way trying to take a dig at her when I said I thought she was hard on Dean. I actually really like Marissa and Dean a lot. I just don't think she realizes that she is saying these things to a national audience and that they never ever go away. They are forever chronicled.
My parents got married at 19 years old and had three children back to back-to-back. My mother has been with one man her entire life, and I'm sure has thoughts about the things she missed out on.
However I know she would never say a negative thing about my father and especially not about my father on television. My parents have been happily married for over 40 years now, but not without a few hiccups on their journey. I wish and hope the same long-term love and joy for Dean and Marissa.
Vegas! I invited all the girls to come help me prepare for a new hosting gig I have. It's a trial run and thought it would be a fun time and something we all really needed after all the dinner parties from hell.
I had not originally planned on inviting Taylor but caved when we were all together at the art show. I am not going to lie, I was relieved when she said that she couldn't make it. I wanted to keep the group as happy and drama-free as possible.
Prior to leaving for Vegas my good friend Amy suggested we go see Sheila Kelley, a personal friend of hers and the founder of S Factor. I had taken a few of her strip classes years prior and wanted to brush up on my skills. They are still not perfect but it was really fun! Thanks Shelia!
Off to Vegas -- woo hoo. Lisa had decided that she was happy to come and support me, but would not be getting on any kind of pole. . .we shall see!!
We arrive at the Four Seasons to our beautiful rooms, freshen up, and head to a dinner I had planned for us. We all ate drank, made and "vagina" jokes (much to the chagrin of Lisa, she despises that word).
I told Marissa that it seems Dean loves her more then she him. She expresses that she loves him very much, but long term marriages can be tough especially when you marry so young. I'm glad she professed her love for him and realizes she is lucky.
The "vag" jokes took a turn into some serious conversation of my past marriage, divorce, and Eddie's current new wife. I think the women's comments were just their way of showing me they cared and were being protective of me. After all, three of these ladies are happily married and can't imagine what they would feel if this had happened to them. Camille was supportive of me because she was going and still is going through a very similar situation of her own. Eddie's new wife took a bit of bashing from the ladies, but they were just being protective friends.
Tune in next week to see who gets on the stripper pole and who starts World War III!