Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable
Lisa V. explains why the poker party was reminiscent of the ladies' trip to Paris.
So once again another week passes, and this episode is the start of a tumultuous ride, where alliances take a different path.
We start with a day trip to the spa. It was a pleasant day, and I don't for a minute believe Kyle intended to embarrass her sister or lead her into temptation with regard to the wine tasting. It was unfortunate circumstances, and I thought Kim reacted accordingly and seemed to deal with it appropriately.The car ride to the spa where we are all confined was a different matter. There we have it: the need to shock once more in Brandi's graphic detail of her fantasy. I don't find anything she says remotely amusing, stimulating, or even vaguely interesting, just always provocative, trying to elicit a reaction.
So off I tootle to Mexico with my family, and we witness the car journey with the incongruous relationship of Brandi and Kyle in the car discussing the success of Kim's sobriety and the path her life has taken.
Then things take a sharp turn as the evening unfolds. That relationship shatters and much is revealed.
I cannot fathom how one can arrive--with the knowledge that every moment will be recorded, documented in front of millions, where they are absolutely positive that interactions in a group setting are required--without one's faculties, albeit due to drink or drugs and not expect people to comment on irrational and volatile behavior.
Now I have utmost sympathy for anyone dealing with addiction, but as we immerse ourselves in this demanding arena, the truth always comes out, so it begs the question, if we have something to hide, where we are defensive, is it wise to test our resilience in our fight against the demands that being a public figure holds us to?
I do recall a similar situation, myself, two years ago in Paris, where Kim's demeanor was questionable, her words were slurring and she was not herself.
I made the mistake of suggesting she had taken a sleeping pill to combat the demands of jet lag, almost hoping that this would be a legitimate and understandable explanation for her bizarre behavior. I was met with an angry response--how dare I insinuate that she was not committed to her sobriety? But her actions spoke otherwise.
My point being is if we subject our friends to questionable conduct, aren't we therefore justified to call it out as Lisa R. did in the car?
I absolutely unequivocally want Kim to be successful in her quest for sobriety, and I am positive each and every one of us feels the same. It was a sad moment to see her slip. I have an uncanny knack of missing these game nights. The last debacle, when a game night was organized, I escaped and after seeing what transpired was thrilled that I was on a much-needed vacation after the months of working my butt off opening PUMP. It was a chance to regroup with Pandora, Jason, my brother, the Gigster, and Ken. Gigster naked on the beach was more pornDOGraphy than I could stand.
Loved seeing those beautiful girls, that I have adored for quite a few years now, as they start their modeling careers in New York.
I have to say I was disheartened to see the animosity at Eileen's house who had obviously gone to a great deal of trouble to create a fabulous evening. She is a sweet woman with a dear of a husband, and I believe they were unprepared for the nastiness that ensued. It was startling, but I understood Kyle's frustration as she attempted to communicate with Kim, only to be blocked by Brandi. Kyle obviously, with years of experiencing situations like this, resented Brandi physically blocking her attempt to reach her sister.
We leave there, and I assume we reconvene next week in the midst of the aggressive altercation that we viewed this week, a rapid downward spiral that creates the rift between Kyle and Brandi, a rift fraught with accusations that lead them into a vortex of negativity in the coming episodes.
So until next week, my dears, hold on tight as it becomes a little bumpy...
As always...Love, Lisa.