Lisa: I Would Have Rather Been at Yolanda's
Lisa reflects on being in trouble once again and wishes the ladies understood the business pressures she's under.
Hope you all have had a good weekend mine was spent at a wedding which was wonderful. Anyway let's see, now what do we have. . .
We see Kim at her autograph signing, which was a poignant scene, full of memories from her past and embracing the people that came to support her. I liked to see that as having grown up in England I am not too familiar with her past.
When we witness Carlton preparing for the party, I loved the fact that we see a different side of her interacting with her children, and I wish we had more of that. Her girls remind me of Pandora when she was that age.
Carlton's party was quite amusing really. I probably have seen most things, having had clubs in Soho and West Hollywood so it wasn't that surprising to me. But for Beverly Hills it was a little risque, shall we say.
Normally gift bags are not from Hustler, but I love the fact that Carlton has the courage of her convictions and really doesn't give a flying fig what others think.
Oh dear, here we go again. I am once more criticized for encouraging my "friend" to take her broken hand to hospital before the knuckle drops and it ends up deformed. I urged her girlfriend to take her as she was being so stubborn with me, but now it was up to her. Then viewing her calling me "motherf---er," I get the point.
Regarding the Yolanda painting party, it was a bit of a fiasco. Yes, she was right when she said I didn't tell her. I told the people that sent invitations for Yolanda. A car wasn't sent for me. They were well aware that I had a meeting at city hall in order to obtain permits for my new venture. That is my reality, having to work all hours that God sends right now with little time, except at weekends to indulge in afternoon parties. I am trying to arrange my life so I soon will have the time to be a little more indulgent. I would never cancel at the last minute unless it was an emergency and it wasn't. . .my text was to say that I was sorry I wasn't there and hope they would have fun.
I would much rather be in a lemon grove painting than groveling to councillors for permits. It was a tough year coupled with too many responsibilities, trying to keep everything afloat. I said that to Kyle at the beginning of the season I was doing many things and none of them very well.
When you see restaurants closing and floundering you have to tighten the belt and step up your game. Sometimes that is a challenge in itself. . . You rarely see me on a red carpet at some benign event for the sake of publicity. I support my charities and my business and occasionally step out for a good time. I haven't known Yolanda that long, just vaguely before last season, but I had spent many, many weekends with her children and Mohamed so there was an immediate connection. It's a shame to question that.
I don't think friendships should change because someone has pressures that can't be avoided. Maybe if cameras had been following me in my pursuit of constructing this new restaurant some would have a better understanding. So there we have it once again I am in trouble!
Have a good week and, as always.