Lisa Vanderpump: The Fighting Spirit Is Never a Bad Thing
Lisa thinks she would be upset, too, if she was in Yolanda's position.
We open in Kathryn's kitchen--that would be the one with the calacatta counter tops from Italy, not Calcutta India...too funny, though. I love the playful dynamic between the two, you can feel the love between them, for sure. Lunch was served, beautifully executed by a wonderful chef locally. The joyous atmosphere was immediately diminished. Subjects such as Lisa's eating habits opened the discussion as to what transpired between her and Kim many months ago, which in turn initiated the subject matter of Kim and alcoholism. Kathryn was defensive in her attitude that Lisa was being too hard on Kim, which was admirable as she has never even met her.
I have a better understanding as I viewed this, as clearly I was not at the table. Her vulnerability, her pain was palpable as she divulged details of her childhood, her sadness as she lost her father...asking, what would he think of me now? He would be proud of his daughter and the life she leads I am sure. I felt extremely uncomfortable just recalling the Amsterdam scenario. It was a vicious exchange,where angry accusations were hurled. But as Kyle stated, Lisa's hands weren't clean either. The threatening texts days later were firmly etched in our minds.
How do we draw a parallel in behaviors? When one party is challenged by addiction, fighting a daily battle for sobriety, and obviously fearful of being exposed of succumbing to the daily demands that alcolism entails. Alcholism embodies enslavement that will follow your path eternally. Bitter words were voiced against Kim from Rinna calling her a rabid dog, which is hard to compute. It's a year later, Kim has made great headway...Kyle's loyalty to her sister will supersede any wish to be involved in negativity. That is why she left the table and, as a friend, I dutifully followed.
The dinner with Tom, Ken and Erika was full of playful banter. I was amused by him, especially when he chastised Erika, "Erika go to your room." It was a first for me, but even funnier was the way she capitulated when he chided her for interrupting. I have to say I enjoy him immensely, however this alligator will snap if provoked...LOL.
And so Erika orchestrates an event at her house with an army of young men to prepare her, the subject of Munchausens raises its ugly head...a head that needs to be decapitated once and for all.
Hypothetically, if I was in Yolanda's Louboutins, I would have a degree of anger, which was justified and also was encouraging to see. The fighting spirit is never a bad thing. It assured me she is getting stronger, and if I had been immersed in a debilitating state for months and people were doubting me, I would be pissed. However, there were inconsistencies that were confusing.I absolutely recall her running a marathon that she initiated, barely being able to catch her, I remember her driving home, so the disease obviously ebbs and flows, which is the baffling part. Now I stress I am not doubting, but it's mystifying as we witness it, to say the least.
I feebly tried to defend Rinna against the tirade from Yolanda. Rinna had regret undoubtedly. She was guilty of "labeling" Yolanda, but in actuality, Rinna had repeated idle gossip that has been manifested from months of people witnessing sick selfies.
When one constantly posts on social media it becomes a feast for all. I understand Yolanda wants to draw attention to this insidious disease, but unfortunately that will provoke speculation. Rinna was wrong and insensitive as she voiced this at my house, but what is the point of me chastising her she was only too aware of that fact and was full of remorse.
Just viewed this episode this morning, and I hurriedly write this hoping to give a clearer perspective of my thoughts. We all make mistakes and as we view these episodes months after hopefully we can learn from them...
I bid you all a wonderful week as always...Love Lisa.