Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack
Eileen is still confused as to why Brandi threw wine on her and explains the one moment during Yolanda's party that made her the most uncomfortable.
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Here's to a fantastic 2015.....
There's so much to talk about in this episode, right? Let the games begin!
Let me start out by saying how funny I think Mauricio and Kyle were talking about Mauricio's laundry skills. I thought Vincent was bad, but now he's beginning to look a lot like Martha Stewart! LOL!
She threw the wine because she's a fan? I've interacted with literally thousands of fans over the years, and none of them have ever done that to me.
And how about that wine toss, huh? I think you can tell I didn't know how to handle it when it happened. First of all, I didn't hear Brandi say she was going to throw the wine in my face, so it came as a complete surprise. But even if I had heard, I'm sure I wouldn't have believed she'd actually do it. I laughed at first, and then I teared up. OK, I cried. It was so bizarre and felt like such an attack coming from a woman (not a little girl, BTW who needs a timeout, a spanking, or whatever) that I barely knew. And then I was left to wonder, to what end? I seem to ask myself that question a lot where Brandi's concerned. She threw the wine because she's a fan? I've interacted with literally thousands of fans over the years, and none of them have ever done that to me. Or was the toss more about how my husband and I met? I'm still not sure. I'm confused. Brandi told us all at the time that it was because she is a Days fan, yet during her interview, she said it was also about my husband and me? For someone who doesn't want to be judged and just wants people to move on with their lives, she seems to be a little lacking in both areas. I accepted her apology later at Yolanda's, but I just can't trust her. How can I when I don't understand what motivates her behavior? I have my hunches. That said, I have nothing else to add about Brandi in regard to Yo's party. She says it all herself.
Yolanda's home is so gorgeous and amazing! She and David are wonderful hosts, and Babyface is so incredibly talented. Vincent and I both felt so lucky to have been able to hear him and the always brilliant David perform, especially in such an intimate setting. It ended up being such a fun and fabulous evening, wellllll...except for the singalong at the end. When Vincent and I watched it, we both cringed a little and not just about the "finger banging" part. We do love our lives. We are grateful that we have so many blessings. However, even though it was an impromptu thing, it made us both feel a little uncomfortable watching all of us gathered together singing "I Love My Life." Catholic guilt, maybe? Let's not go down that windy road!
In closing, I have received several tweets telling me I should watch last season's episodes, so I know what has happened in regard to Lisa V. and all the other women. I have seen some of them, but I've been trying to get to know these women based on my own experiences with them and not on what other people have said or how last year's shows went. I keep hearing "the truth lies somewhere in between" in my head, and yet giving people the benefit of the doubt is becoming more of a challenge each day.
That's it for now and again Happy New Year!