BRAVO to the Baltimore Ravens on their thrilling Superbowl victory!!! One for the ages I'm told and I didn't watch a single play.
Now on to far more important matters...
One of the great aspects about the Housewives' experience is the opportunity to examine my behavior when the show airs. Some audiences are surprised that I have been very quiet on the show, but I must remind them that I was brought in by Kyle and didn't know any of the other women. Most of the women's conversations continued (ad nauseam) to revolve around drama that occurred well before I came into the picture and did not involve me, so I chose not to insert myself unnecessarily. It was actually awkward at times as I sat there speechless thinking "Really? We're going to dredge up this again?" I recall trying to change the subject on occasion, but those attempts fell on deaf ears. I'll give them this much...these women are committed to their drama.
Pole dancing can be great exercise, an art form, or a way to line your pocket with mostly one dollar bills in front of guys I definitely wouldn't want to bring home...none of which particularly excites me.
Don't get me wrong, any woman who benefits from spinning around upside down with her legs in the air should by all means stick with it...The opportunities could be endless. I tried hiding and avoiding taking a turn on the pole, but when Brandi called my name I decided to give it the old college try...and since I never went to college, the results were as expected. I'm glad the other girls were able to have some fun though.
Marisa - I like you. I think you actually might be normal and will be able to blend well with Brandi, & Lisa. But you should know that "your friend" Kyle is the main problem. - Go back and check all the places their was a fight or their bad things were said, it was Kyle who hosted or asked the questions and brought everything up! I'm not kidding. Then she sits with a straight face while her husband goes on about how he hates gossipers when she is the worst!
So be careful and watch your back.
you are so right about kyle...am sick of her fake tears and she and her hubby following the money..dropping lisa and fawnin over adrienne..........had her # from the beginning...poor kim
Marisa, watch your back because crazy lady Brandi (no matter how much you think she is real) is starting to throw knives at you too with her little comments about you and your marriage. You will be next for her to talk about at the next tea party. Also no need to apologize for your feelings when it comes to the pole dancing. You are a professional and take your career seriously and thats all good. To each its own. Please don't get sucked in by drunks, and crazies here. I have learned one thing in life and that is to stay our friends marriages and keep our comments to ourselves unless we are asked for them.
Marisa, I was really liking you. You stayed back, assessed the situation, stuck up for Brandi and showed integrity. Liking you, don't start throwing punches at my Yolanda. You two need to join forces with Lisa and Brandy and let the others feed off themselves. Now I'm just taking notice. Don't like how you say things about the Hubs. I'm a Mother of two very good looking Sons with two Daughter-In-Laws who I adore. I would be really pissed if I heard either one of them talk about my Son's the way you have even suggesting you would like a roll in the sack with someone other than your Husband. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. You're right we may think it but you don't disrespect your Husband or your Marriage like that for millions to see. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Would you like it if your Husband said he would like to have a romp with someone other that you and how bored he is? I know I wouldn't. I'd take your Husband off your hands in a New York second.
LIVLUVLAF58 so right i felt so bad for the poor guy has she really seen herself she should be grateful he"s still around i hope her kids never see the sow no class
When you spilled the red wine on your dress it certainly looked as though you were so drunk you may have been ready to put a lampshade on your head. That is most likely why Yolanda rolled her eyes. Keep a close eye on how you come across to the viewer (I'll bet you blame that on the editing before your stint is over).
So, let get this straight because you were brought in by Kyle are you too going to be like her and not have a backbone? We are not impressed If Kyle is your friend. She has no backbone, she stirs the pot every chance she gets, and is a backstabber. I'm curious why none of you at Kyles dinner party stood up and told Fake Faye to shut up and stay out of it. Just because you are new to a situation doesn't mean you can't stand up and do what is right. Not impressed so far by you.
So far I am enjoying your participation in the show, but would really love to see more participation from you. Not in the belittling, but in the Yolanda way....tell Kyle, Adrienne, Camille and Faye to shut up and allow some of the gatherings to be pleasant and lively and most of all VOID of the topic of Adrienne's poor little secrets.
Don't judge Brandi, you are not in her shoes. That is mean. She is going through a rough time, just support her. Don't be like Addrianne and Kayle or Camille.
ckhanna She has said in interviews that she and Brandi have become very close, so no need to worry. She sounds like someone who decides for herself who she likes and doesn't like. She has also said that she really likes Adrienne. I like a gal who doesn't feel like she cannot like/dislike someone just because her friends disagree.
Girl - you should have stuck to club soda to get the wine out and the look from Yolanda was pure OCD in full frontal.
Honestly marisa I like you. I like you so much I think you should leave the show. Only because I feel like all this cattiness that the other girls are used too will taint your image. You came in knowing when to speak when not to speak not to be bias and research your facts before you peak in on a conversation. Viewers appreciate that! I just hope by the end of the season you dont end up like some of these old battle axes. Oh and by the way give a break to Yolanda. She can seem a tad pretentious but ITS BEVERLY HILLS. CMON.
Mars, Come back down to Earth! Brandi invited you girls to the Pole Dancing Class because she wanted the support of her friends. She also wanted you girls to have fun together doing something different. Instead you acted judgmental and non supportive. I liked you at first but that has fast faded. First your comments about your Husband (Disturbing). Then Brandi and the Pole Dancing class. ( Uptight). Now Yolanda ( Tasteless). Just because you choose to belittle your Husband's looks and career on national TV, and disrespect your friend for trying to make some extra cash to support her Family, while having some fun. Does not give you the right to belittle Yolanda because she takes pride in Her Husband, Home, Family and chooses to be a supportive friend to Brandi . I'm pretty sure Pole dancing classes weren't on Yolanda's list of things to do. But as she is a supportive friend, she choose to "Not Stress and just have fun with it". She has never acted like she has a better life than any of you other ladies. Everyone has their issue's. Yolanda herself has been through A divorce, in witch she put her feelings aside to make sure her children have a good relationship with their father. A blended family witch can be difficult at times and a illness. The difference is she chooses to make the best out of the situations she is faced with. Unlike you. I guess your more like Kyle than I first thought!
luckylady131 Good lord, give the girl a break. She and Brandi have become good friends so simmer down a little bit. She didn't say one thing about the pole dancing that Lisa didn't say when she was packing with Ken. They both said they weren't big on it and didn't understand the point. It just sounds better coming from Lisa, because everything sounds better coming from Lisa.
Um, your blog wasn't really a point of view but a "play by play". We saw the show dear we know what happened.
@Jordantaylor Actually, you must not have read it accurately. She gave us a rare thing, which is her point of view on how Yolanda made her feel about the spill. We rarely get the opportunity to have the gals tell us about the stuff that happensmthat we don't get to see. They typically just comment on what we did see.
Okay, my blog is intrusive, not my place, and completely inappropriate, BUT..I am curious, (cuz you're on a reality show,. so our interest is peaked...) If you come from Hollywood royalty as you do, why don't you live lavishly. Now mind you,any home near Bev Hills border starts at one million,still, seeing the family you grew up in, do they not share it, is it not until they pass it down, what's the skinny? I know....none of my buysiness, but you're in front of us, so what's the deal???
i really like you and you remind me of me.. and i like you .. i get where you are in your life right now.. i am a few years older then you and i get it.. i love my husband and i get it.. i did go to college four years got a great degree and work for the state helping the people who need the most help .. i get it about being sexy why would i want to do that.. i get it.. :) thank you for being honest.. and seeing that the women on the show who like to stir it up are really not doing anyone any favors .. i use to like the show but this year its been more catty then others. its not as bad as some where they fight knocking over tables and screaming at the top of there lungs for what. i didnt get it..and do not watch them.. this show it showed that ladies can be friends and not always on there way to another fight.. were you take down the other person
Maybe you shouldn't speak because you know nothing. FYI Brandi mentioned Adrienne only owning 2% of Palms long before Camille said anything about LIsa not owning SUR. Camille was using it as an example...
Like you alot! Give Yolanda a break! I think your on the wrong team. You could be such good friends with Brandi, Lisa & yes, Yolanda. You come across as honest & fair. Look forward to seeing more of you. I think Yolanda is insulted tho, so call her up & explain your humor. I think you gals could steal the show!
I think you are starting a new feud. Let it go Marisa. I like you but if you spend 1/2 of your blog knocking Yolanda, well I guess you are more like Kyle than I thought. Let it go.
I like you Marisa and I think you should disregard the negative comments you receive. I like Yolanda a lot and you are entitled to your opinion (this is your blog after-all)! Keep giving us your perspective on the episodes. I enjoy your words and your outlook. Please keep it up. Oh and p.s. your husband is a cutie!
Wow - what a snarky comment to make about Yolanda. Only shows your own insecurities to be so sarcastic. Yolanda has issues like everyone, inlcuding her health. Her life is far from perfect and she doesn't come across like that at all.. you should be careful b/c you started out with people loving you and your cockiness about your husband loving you more than you love him.. and your dissing of a simple fun night out pole dancing.. make you look very insecure. I would hate to see you if your husband left you and you ate your words about him loving you so much. If I were you, I would make sure he continues to love you!!
lrlightness Yolanda then needs a dose of humility as she likes to look down on other people. You should posting your comments on Yolanda's blog.
lrlightness So when Yolanda declares people "insecure" etc, that's not snarky....what exactly are the standards here?
Marisa I commend you for keeping quiet during the drama at the dinner. It really didn't involve you so you did the smart thing and stayed out of it. Too bad Yolanda didn't do the same thing. Everyone seems to be so enamored of Yolanda but I just don't get it. Why didn't she just stay out of it like you did? I mean she admts she joined this show without even having watched ONE episode prior to joining the cast. How can she therefore possibly understand the dynamics of these ladies' relationships? Her criticisms of all the other women seem more condescending than constructive. I am by no means a fan of Adrienne or Camille and really do not have much respect for Kyle either but I'm just not sure why Yolanda is on this show if she feels that she is so above it all.
@LetMESay Yolanda does not impress me that she is above everyone else. I get the impression that she is tired of every dinner party RUINED, by having the same argument over and over, x's a million. She has said at each and every one of them, that she wishes that all the women could get a long and does not understand why they can not. Yolanda,is a combination of class, sophistication, beauty, elegance, talented, she is also insightful and unpretentious, plus she has a genius and loving husband!!!
You'll find your place with these women soon enough. I like you now and I hope I can still say that later.
I think you should have let your Mom go on the trip--I LOVED her,,,bring back Marisa's Mom!!!!!!
Amen! Come on!...Begging to take her on the trip? I love a woman with no pride. More of Marissa's Mom!!!!!....and "yes" to taking off Mama Elsa!
Don't say stuff about Yolanda just because she likes everything to be a certain way, if she has a disapproved look it doesn't mean anything except oops she spilled. If anyone has anything to say about you it's that you were the one to mention the designer of your dress off the bat. On another note, the third page where you talk about Kyle and Camille is definitely on point. Those two will throw themselves in a hole so we can just wait for that. I liked how you defended Brandi in the beginning and I think if you keep showing that person more, you'll be just fine!
jso424 I don't disagree with you, but I do find it funny that so many folks on here keep telling her she was wrong about Yolanda. How in the world can we assume that we know more about these people than she does? I'm sure she has watched every episode as we have, but has the added benefit of also being with her for hours at a time. The very idea that folks would tell her she was wrong about the look is astounding.
Motorcitywife It's just about saying things just to be spiteful. She said Yolanda gave her a disapproving look but that didn't mean she had to add the "if I was at her house" or "Yolanda probably never spilled wine before". Yolanda was on the show longer so it is safe to say that we know what type of person she is more, just because they are together in the show doesn't mean that they're together anywhere else either. And honestly, a disapproving look could be interpreted in different ways, but Yolanda already replied to this post so in the end Marisa was wrong.
I hope you are replacing Adrienne and/or Taylor. You are logical and seem to roll with the punches. I appreciate that you don't condone Kyle's behavior and join in on the defending of bad behavior. It seems to me that Adrienne is doing alot of defending this season because obviously, she knows she has wronged many people and doesn't want her bad behavior outed on national T.V. She has alienated alot of good people in her life but needs to protect her businesses, what a shame.
I think that folks are being a little harsh with you. Bravo didn't SHOW YoYo giving you a stern look, so I'm not sure why everyone thinks that you MUST have misunderstood it. How would they know? I like both you and Yolanda so far, and everyone has moments. As past seasons have proved over and over, it can take a long time to see what people are really like. Its okay that you're not afraid of saying things that aren't always politically correct. because that gets really dull, and how do you get to know someone who's always afraid to say what they think? I understand that Kyle has been your friend for years, but she's dug her own grave with her behavior on the show over time, so don't let yourself get sucked into her underhanded meddling. And if you took lessons from others about your style, it would just be boring. Its nice to see someone who doesn't wear her clothing as if it was sausage casing. Stick in there.
Hi Marisa, still a big fan of yours. I think you are hilarious and write a fantastic blog. Keep being you...I find you refreshing and down to earth.
Yolanda is a very strong personality and I can see where people with insecurities would feel threatened by her. The key here, Marissa, is Yolanda is the type of person you can all learn from. I could never do what she does, but I can admire and respect her for it. She has a lot of sage advice if you guys would just listen and not take it so personally.
rogerdodger65 - She's a pretentious snob. She is the epitome of insecurity. She's the one who has the need to find whatever she perceives a flaw in somebody & make negative comments about it. That's nothing to learn from. She seems to be a very lonely person.