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Where Was Kyle?

Lisa explains how she realized that she and Kyle had two very different ideas of friendship.

Hello everybody I hope you all had a good week and ready to jump back into our little escapade in Vegas. . .

The pole dancing was something that none of us really wanted to partake in, but all were willing to support Brandi. It is absolutely a 1000 percent more difficult than it appears! However we had a laugh, which is so important. I lead a pretty stressful life, so I always jump at the chance for a good giggle.

We hop into the limo, and when Kyle received a phone call from Kim informing us all of her impending nose job, it was a surprise to us. Not the fact that she wanted to do it, but that she was doing it that very day. Why was she all alone? Where were her children? I didn't understand that as I have witnessed a strong and supportive family in the past. I am also unqualified to judge whether a surgery would awaken the beast of addiction. I am hopeful for her success with her sobriety and strongly sport her.

The dinner was proceeding with an unusual calm that often worries me as it normally doesn't last long. Camille and Kyle raise the controversial subject of Adrienne, which was ridiculous. We had seen at the SUR tasting it is a subject matter on which we are divided. I have been to Vegas, as we all had, many times without Adrienne, and I could again without lamenting over her absence.

The fact that Brandi commented that the Palms was no longer owned by the Maloofs was something I particularly didn't care to discuss. I had known this prior to her attacking me over Pandora not choosing the hotel, for her party. I had known this as my friends had bought the 98 percent.I should've hit back and humiliated her, at the reunion, the way she tried to humiliate me with her unwarranted accusations, but decided it was better left so she could continue to live in her delusional world.

It was something that was always left unsaid. It had been well documented publicly, but socially it was ignored. Brandi, love it or hate it, is honest to a fault. I don't agree with Kyle's interpretation of the conversation "Lisa and Camille got into it." Umm no we didn't. Camille threw unwarranted accusations out of nowhere, stating that I was just the face of my business. . .

You the viewer have been with me on the journey as I introduced my partner, financed the development, created the lounge, designed every inch of the space. So I defended myself, quantifying the shareholding between us. I sat there and wondered, if Kyle, who has known me for some time, eaten at SUR with me, witnessed the development, and seen my dedication to the business would maybe say something in my defense. I know for certain I would. I am becoming a little exasperated by the constant accusations and doubting my integrity. Where does it come from? I am constantly challenged by a bevy of staff in the workplace. I would prefer to be non-combative with my friends. Why is there a need to demean others? Is it with intent to elevate oneself? Whatever it was, it was unfounded, redundant, and ridiculous. Onwards we go.

As I reiterated the the conversations to Ken, I realized the pointless expectations I have. Friendship to me is defined differently. This will come to fruition soon, so keep watching. Love to you all. Thank you for your comments and have a good week.

Love always.
Lisa.

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Lisa R.: It Was Just as Classy as I Anticipated

Lisa R. dishes on her first reunion experience and why she isn't bothered by the Depends jokes.

What did you think about part one of The Hunger Games? I mean, part one of the reunion. I’m actually in a different country on vacation with my family, and there is nowhere else I’d rather be. This is where I am the happiest!

As you can probably guess, from the time we finished taping, I had not seen a few of the girls and needless to say, I could have gone another few months, or really, another few lifetimes without seeing them. But here we were, locked and loaded on two couches sitting across from each other. It seems some came in ready to toss out passive aggressive insults about how much better they were than the rest of us, and others came in with a more direct approach, shooting out insults the whole way through. Just as classy as I had anticipated it to be.

One thing that I want to touch on, which I also did in an earlier blog this season, was the amazing charity that Kimberly-Clark (Depend) donated nearly a quarter of a million dollars to when I did their commercial. The fact that I got paid handsomely and Dress For Success did as well is worth any teasing or taunting I may get. If "not taking pride" in the jobs I choose means this worthy charity gets a hearty six figure check and some recognition, then so be it!

About Dress For Success:
Dress for Success is a global not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

You know, at one point, we see Brandi mention how she wishes I was more honest and not only hold the honesty for my interviews. How quickly she forgets about the lunch we had where I sat down and addressed how I wanted to talk about her and her crazy behavior. I asked why she says such mean things and acts out with the others. Maybe to Brandi this doesn’t count as honesty because she took our conversation and spun it, so we landed on the topic of Kim and not her. I don’t know. Just a thought.

How stunning does Kyle look in red? I knew how stressful it was for her to be in this situation. Having to see her sister for the first time in months with cameras around can’t be easy, but of course, she remained strong, and I’m proud of her for that.


I think Lisa V. said it perfectly when she spoke of Brandi’s drinking. She’s absolutely right to point out that that when Brandi drinks, it may not be a problem in her life, but it certainly becomes our group’s problem when she does it around us. Lisa was completely spot on with this one. And I know Pump loves the color pink, but that purple was fabulous on her! I love the royal purple, because let’s face it, Lisa V. is the Queen!


Eileen was also right to point out that she only commented on Brandi’s negative behaviors that happened while in her presence. One of those times happening in her own home! Eileen is always fair, she’s compassionate and she is direct. Such a class act and a gorgeous one to boot! I feel so grateful to have gone through this with Eileen as the other newbie. I can’t imagine this experience without her. Thank you, Eileen!

Many prayers and well wishes go out to Yolanda. What a trooper to even come to the reunion at all! I can only handle so much crazy and yelling even on my best days, so I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult it was for her to sit on the couch for the short time she was there. I also commend her for being able to take the high road when discussing what was said about Bella. I’m not so sure I could have done the same if something similar was said to me about one of my girls!

Thank you for all of your very beautiful well wishes and words of encouragement for my parents. My dad successfully made it through three bouts of pneumonia in the past year and is out of the hospital and doing OK. Both he and my mom are hanging in there but best of all have each other at almost 87 and 93.

This is just the beginning, so sit tight and keep your seat belts safety fastened. I have a lot more to say about a lot of things. Just you wait!

Until next week…

XO,

LR

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