This week Lisa and I decided to throw a birthday dinner for Ken and Mauricio. Mauricio loves Ken and the two really get along well. I didn't know it was Yolanda's step daughter's wedding the same night as the birthday dinner. When I realized Lisa wasn't invited I teased her about being part of the Dream Team. In my interview I say "Who makes up teams?" I was referring to Yolanda's comment at her dinner party. Lisa was clearly saying that we each pick six couples, not teams, which made sense since we were both throwing this party together.
Brandi's book cover was fun to watch. She clearly is a professional model. I have to say I 100 percent agreed with Nancy Hancock (who I also worked with on my book) on Brandi's look and dress. The pink was perfect!
After the painting party at Yolanda's, Joyce had told me Michael became very ill that night after Yolanda's lunch and they were concerned after what Carlton had said that day. If someone said to me, "Just wait and see what happens when you go home tonight," I would also have concerns. I honestly do not believe in witchcraft. I DO believe in bad energy and not wanting to be around negativity. The fact that Carlton says she used to practice black magic doesn't scare me as much as it feels unsettling to know someone would even WANT to do that.
Oh my goodness! Kim and Kimberly getting a tattoo! I don't have any tattoos and grew up with a mom who would have killed me if I did -- SO as I was watching, I was thinking "Mom would be so mad!" I thought it was actually a sweet mother/daughter moment. I mean, if your daughter wants a tattoo, you would rather have her come to you and be honest then just showing up with it one day and surprising you. Alexia, who is 17 and very close with her cousin Kimberly, watched the episode and seemed intrigued. She hasn't asked me about getting a tattoo, but if she does I hope I can be as open minded as Kim was.
Watching Kim and Yolanda talk about their girls leaving for college made me cry. I have already had one child leave home to go to college and the idea of Alexia leaving in just six months gives me a lump in my throat. I used to hear parents say "Oh, my son is going to college and we are turning his room into the gym," like "Woo-Hoo!" I WISH I could be like that. It seriously is painful. I never knew how painful until Farrah left for NYU (she transferred to USC after two years). I just wish they could live with us forever.
Walking into Lisa's, the party looked gorgeous. Every detail was perfect. I did feel bad for the pool dancers. It was freezing and the water was ice cold. Plus, they didn't know they were going in the water and they were worried about getting their dresses wet. Luckily Kevin saved the day with his awesome underwear act. Haha. I don't know if I will ever get that image out of my mind.
Also, Keith Chagall always makes the party with his guitar playing and the songs he makes up on the spot. Love him.
Brandi and J.R and really cute together. J.R. works at The Agency with Mauricio and is always a stand up guy. I mentioned the self-defense class and how Brandi really was hurt but didn't want to say, because I learned a lot about her that day. It explained a lot to me. I saw that she is very guarded and doesn't like to appear vulnerable and that a lot of her tough girl persona is maybe just that. I hope that Brandi and J.R sticked together.
Ok, well here we go again. . .Carlton. I don't even know WHAT to say except that it's ridiculous at this point. Once again she says that the mention of a nipple when we first met was offensive. I mean, the things that I have seen her do and say certainly do not indicate someone that would be offended by anything. She can build a "sex room" or whatever that is and show her masks and gadgets for all to see and hear about, but the mention of a nipple is not acceptable? Okayyy. Clearly she is not being honest and is just looking for a problem with me. I don't even know Carlton. They only times I have ever seen Carlton are what you have seen. I have never had lunch, dinner, or even a coffee with her outside of what you have seen. The girls and I had never met her before the Chamber of Commerce party and don't know anyone that knows her. SO what IS she talking about?
However, I do feel bad that I accused her of being anti-semitic. It occurred to me that MAYBE that was the reason she never liked me. But, in this town, if you're anti-semitic, you might as well pack up and move. So I should have been more cautious with my words. I have no idea what her real reason is for not liking me. All I know is her "reasons" just don't ring true. Why is she so offended that I asked if it was a Jewish star? And why does she continue to take advantage to deny that her microphone was covering it? She obviously knows it was tied onto her bikini. I know the difference between a Star Of David and a Pentagram, and if it wasn't blocked, I would have seen it clearly. I've explained that. Why can't she explain why she found it so offensive?
Carlton is not someone I could ever see myself being good friends with, but I have been nice and did try to make an effort to get to know her. At the dinner, Carlton told me I was nasty and disgusting. I honestly do not care what Carlton thinks about me. What other people think about me is none of my business. I am done making any effort with Carlton and will not subject myself again to her negativity.
Until next week. . .