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Carlton and Brandi's Maximum Hypocrisy

Joyce explains her Hawaiian outfit and what she really thinks of hugging Brandi and "agreeing to disagree."

Hola Mis Amores! I hope you all had a beautiful week.

This week's episode was quite interesting for me to watch as I discovered hypocrisy at its maximum exposition.

At the beginning of the episode it was interesting to see Carlton and Brandi in their element at the pole dancing. I can understand why they like each other so much.

What I can't understand is how in the world was Carlton so offended that my husband joked about having a naked room when our babies grow up -- yet this is pretty much her main storyline? How was she so offended when I spoke about my husband's manhood, yet she does the exact same thing? I wonder if she is getting inspired by the very same things she hates about me and decides to do them? Too much double standard, especially for someone who claims to be so spiritual and to love women.

Kimberly's graduation party was simply stunning. I spoke a lot with Kim about it, and I know how much work and love she put into it. That's why when she told me to dress for the theme (Hawaiian) I decided to put a little effort into it for her. So Carlton, save your opinions on my wardrobe because I for sure DO NOT need any fashion advice from you. And as always, you smile to my face and then talk crap in your confessionals.

Kimberly is a very sweet girl and it was a pleasure to be included in her cerebration.

I thought it was very tacky for Carlton and Brandi to show up slightly drunk, eat a burger at the curve before even greeting the host, and for Carlton to go fishing for booze when she knows Kim is a recovering alcoholic. (You can drink in front of her -- she is strong and can handle it. But you don't go to her home to ask for alcohol.) Frankly it was good they left because the rest of the night was fantastic! The collage Kim made for Kimberly was very touching.

The day Lisa called me to ask me if I could come participate in her charity I was overwhelmed. That day I had the photoshoot for the Friend Movement campaign, I was hosting the Friend Movement concert and I had to leave early from the concert to run to my Siberia premiere party at my home. This is the same concert LeAnn Rimes headlined. That's why many think we know each other but the reality is we have never met. That night she was closing the show and by the time I left she hadn't arrived. Thank God, it all turned out great. The concert and the premiere party were a success and we had lot's of fun -- our last guest left our home at around 4 am. Therefore the next morning at Lisa's I was a bit tired, but I didn't want to miss it and wanted to support Lisa's cause.

Brandi was voicing that she believes the difference between her and I is that I settled with my husband. If settling is finding the love of your life, a man who loves you and respects you, a man who will stand with you through thick and thin, a man who makes you feel like a queen every day, a man you love to see when you wake up, a man you love to share your life with. . . I could go on and on. If that's settling than I can happily say that I settled and I would do it all over again.

I believe in this week's episode you can see the real difference between Brandi and I: I am happy and I love life. After our conversation, the moment she apologized I really thought we could have a clean slate and move forward. I truly believe in forgiveness and know it is a very liberating way to live life, but sadly it seems I was fooled by Brandi. Her true colors came out.

I was shocked to see that after I hugged her and she hugged me back, she goes on to say in her confessional: "Don't touch me. Ewww, don't come near me." On top of it, she then says we can agree to disagree. This was not about a disagreement, you asked for forgiveness and said you are sorry. But perhaps you don't know what a real sorry means.

Before meeting her, like many others, I thought she was an honest girl that "says it like it is." But this is her character: a true hypocrite. I never want to hear anyone talk about how "honest" Brandi is because she has proven to be the TOTAL OPPOSITE!

Something I did love was to see how Kyle and Lisa were connecting and playing around in the pool. I hope they can one day go back to the fun loving friendship they had.

Thanks for reading and for your comments. Until next time. . .

xoxo

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Lisa V.: How Many Scenarios Can We Excuse?

Lisa Vanderpump tries to make sense of what happened at the reunion and gives us an update on her life since. 

And here we have it...the final episode as the curtain drops on Season 5, the last part of this intriguing trilogy...

Firstly, it is almost too complicated to dissect, but let's try to have a better understanding of the complicated dynamic that materialized this season...

I think upon reflection, it has been pretty obvious after months of filming the intent of some to insert themselves into an already fractious situation. Kim obviously felt bolstered by BG, much to her detriment, as she became a victim of her own volatility. I doubt since filming has wrapped whether there has been much interaction between BG and Kim. It would surprise me greatly if this supposedly close relationship is still flourishing.

What concerned me this season was the manipulative attempt by BG to undermine Kyle and to validate any negativity that Kim was feeling.

Lisa Vanderpump

There's not a lot to say that hasn't been said, really, but what concerned me this season was the manipulative attempt by BG to undermine Kyle and to validate any negativity that Kim was feeling, salaciously stating what a wonderful friend she was and how totally unsupportive Kyle has been. I don't believe the years of dealing with a sibling struggling with alcoholism, supporting financially when needed, should be ignored--also the emotional toll it must have taken on the family. This is a family that has many offsprings who love each other dearly, and that should be paramount. BG has no idea of any history, just a few short months under the glare of reality television.

Also in this final segment, it baffles me once again as to the arrogance as to state what is off limits. How many scenarios can we excuse? Dogs? Children? House? Sobriety? Our business became your business when we entered into your living room. We should strive for transparency, and we should deal with consequences as we profit from the benefits.

I have grown close to Lisa and Eileen and enjoyed them immensely, not always understanding Lisa's actions, but always believing it came from a place of concern, even if sometimes, like in regard to the text she sent, it was a little impulsive. Her anger got the better of her, and for that, I believe she was sorry. I am not making excuses for her, but I am resolute in the belief that provocation sometimes creates a day of reckoning.

My suggestion of putting a band aid on a situation is one of experience. Sometimes we reach for the unreachable, especially when it comes to relationships. Furthermore, we have to accept that idyllic relationships are not always obtainable, but what we should not accept is that the whole family infrastructure, which can be so delicate, would possibly be fractured--weddings missed, birthdays ignored, and all of life's moments punctuated, documented with regret.

So that is what I hope for this season, that the devious trifling is never rewarded by the success in the breakdown of any relationship. Last year, as I sat on my own, aghast at what had transpired, I hoped for a clearer picture, and now I have one, as I think you all do.

Snippets of downtime that have been aired this reunion--cups of tea requests, diarrhea jokes, pussy to the bathroom jokes, didn't know a Flex but definitely knew a Ford--are a great way of also demonstrating that there are giggles in the face of adversity.

Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you, who have sent messages of love and well wishes in what has proved to be a trying week. The surgery has been a reminder of how sometimes the indomitable support of those close to you is so valuable, and I appreciate it tremendously. My children by my side, friends, and family are the icing on the cake. Thank you to you all. Ken is doing much better and is well on the way to full recovery.

I have appreciated your comments and enjoyed interacting with you.

Much love as always, 

Lisa

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