First and foremost, I want to thank y'all for your continued support. Please forgive the delay in posting. I’ve been having fun in addition to working. All work and no play makes for a dull life. I’m blessed today to be sitting in the beautiful sunshine in one of my favorite cities, Los Angeles. I arrived late Wednesday evening to prepare for the annual Operation Smile gala emceed by Billy Bush honoring Harrison Ford, John Stamos, and Susan Casden. I caught Michaela and Tareq on Billy's new live Access Hollywood show this morning and I have to thank him for tackling the rumor that Michaele was not a Redskinette as she has claimed. He clearly did his homework and he didn’t back down when she talked in circles. He pursued it head on until he got to the truth, which is, she has never been an NFL Redskins cheerleader. Seriously, I just don't know what to make of it. Having experienced firsthand her ability to lie about so many topics (some more entertaining than others) with a big smile on her face just astounds me! Then there's her "other" face where she plays the victim so well. I have never met anyone like her or Tareq! It is just another one of those stories that they make up on a day-to-day basis to keep themselves in the limelight.
I may be a little tired and grumpy today because I’m still recovering from an incredible night out with family and friends celebrating my birthday, again! It was a surprise and for those who know me, I’m not big on surprises. But this was an exception, since it was intimate and hosted at Jose Andrés' new restaurant, The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel. INCREDIBLE...five stars all the way! Thank you, Stephanie and Michael, for hosting such a wonderful evening.
I’ve read enough of Cat’s book to tell you that when she squares away a publisher it will be on the NY Times Best Sellers list. I’m proud of her for pressing the “delete” button when it came to her marriage. Not everyone has the self-confidence and strength to remove themselves from an unhealthy relationship. Dis-ease brings disease. :(
I think I made myself clear on my views regarding gay marriage. Hopefully I’ll live long enough to see the day where all God’s people are treated equally.
Stacie was hosting an ice cream social for all the children and Cat mentioned it would be a wonderful opportunity for me to meet everyone’s kids. Having 4 children, I’ve had my share of ice cream parties, so I chose to bring the goodie bags and arrive for the cocktail hour. Thanks, Stacie, for remembering how much I love my scotch and having the bottle of Macallan on hand! She was an amazing hostess. Having seen this week’s episode I realized that a lot had transpired between Cat and Erika before I even arrived. Fortunately for all of us, I came bearing angel cards for the children. As they gathered around, I explained to them the beauty of pulling an angel card a day with a message meant to enlighten one’s conscience. What you later see is that the adults needed them more than the children. Who could have ever predicted that an ice cream social with children present could turn into an all out “cat” fight? Erika, Erika, Erika...you embarrassed your friend and our host, and hurt and humiliated Cat in front of everyone including the children who were within earshot. Even to this day, when I think back to that evening, I am so disturbed by your behavior. As an agent representing you as a commercial print model, I saw a side of you that night that I had never seen before and never want to see again. You were so relentless that even after Cat gathered her girls to leave, you persisted and made it a point to come into the foyer and continue to badger her in front of her children. My last words to Erika that night were, "You need to get on your hands and knees tonight and pray for forgiveness." I guess we could all use a little forgiveness along the way. As my grandmother always said, "Pretty is as pretty does." There's nothing pretty about being a mean girl.
In closing I want to thank all of you for your comments and look forward to hearing from you. As much as I would like to respond to each of your comments individually, it is just not possible during the busy fall season.
MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES :)
And now I come to my favorite part of blogging. I encourage you to check out a poem called "Telepathy" taken from The Golden Book of Reconstruction Letters.
Peace & Blessings,