Bonjour! I am writing this episode's blog from Paris. I am continuing to enjoy my vacation with my parents. The museums, the Eiffel Tower, Versailles... If you haven't had a chance to come, I hope you all get the opportunity to visit in the future. It's not my first time here, but I must say that it is such a magical city. Even though I have been here many times before, I always appreciate the culture and the sights more each time.
I think it's great that Joanna wants to make an effort and cook a romantic dinner for Romain. She is an amazing woman and friend, and I am sure that she will get everything that she deserves.Rodolfo arrives from one of his many trips. He always likes to act like a clown, but I must admit that he had a valid point -- I have always been a people pleaser and I have tried to go out of my way to be nice to everyone. I need to realize that people will love you or hate you just because. I need to not let it affect me and just be true to myself. I am so grateful for the wonderful friends that I have, and as for those who just want to criticize or bring negative energy, well, then they can turn around and leave the same way they came in. I have maintained some of my closest friendships for more than 25 years, and I also have made some amazing new ones recently. This must mean I am doing something right. Doesn't it?
Now we arrive at the Hearts and Stars Gala. It's so nice to see such a wonderful turnout. Everyone looks so elegant, but don't let looks deceive you. Once again, some of these "ladies" can only think of being mean. Does Ana have anything else going on in her life? I wonder, because it seems as if the only thing that she can talk about is me and Rodolfo. She loves using the air quotes when referring to our relationship, but where exactly is her supposed boyfriend? It seems like she is the one who is the "eager beaver," as she calls it.Marysol seems to want to have a competition as to who knows Thomas Kramer the longest. How old is she now, really? I have been Thomas' friend for over 15 years and that is the reason I decided to host a dinner for all the ladies at his house. His home is very large and definitely never boring! And since he offered his house, I said why not?
I have many patients that come to my office because they want to, not necessarily because they have to. Cosmetic dentistry is similar to plastic surgery in that people willingly come see you, because they want to improve their appearance and at the same time their self-esteem. I love what I do, not only because I am able to improve their oral health, but because seeing my patients smile for the first time after I have completed their smile makeover and hearing their appreciation and positive comments makes me happy that I was able to help in some way. We became friends after I worked on his mouth. I specialize in cosmetic dentistry, and I had done full-mouth porcelain veneers on him. He obviously loves his teeth, because he can't stop smiling!
My mom couldn't attend the event that night, and since she is also friends with Thomas, she had asked me to take a picture with him and send it to her, so I did. I had already overheard some of the ladies questioning my friendship with Thomas, saying that some of them have been friends of his for much longer. I'm sorry, are we in kindergarten? These women seem to compete about everything: texting, friendships, etc... I didn't find it necessary to have to explain how long I have been friends with Thomas and why. I just had some fun with it. Adriana seems to have a very huge chip on her shoulder and seems to be hanging around the "mean girls" too much. They do say that like attracts like, so I guess it's only expected. Once again, I'm just having a fun time smiling and laughing. We are at a party, aren't we?The reason that I told Rodolfo we shouldn't invite anyone is because it was a personal invitation for dinner, and Thomas had told me that he had a table reservation for four people. I don't think it's appropriate to invite others when someone also has invited me.
Once again Ana can't seem to find anything important in her own life, so she continuously focuses on mine. I must say, I am flattered that I am so important in her life. Just because I am friends with some celebrities, doesn't make me a "celebrity stalker," like she calls it. Ana's jealousy truly gets the best of her, and she can only criticize and say negative comments. I believe in "The Laws of Attraction" discussed in the book, The Secret. It talks about the energy you emit is what you will attract in your life. What a great birthday or Christmas present for Ana, don't you think?
As I was watching Lea's tasting at the Fontainebleau, I realized that Marysol needs to own up to her mistakes and deficiencies. Lea's event is for a wonderful charitable cause, and if she made a mistake, then own up to it. Hey, we are all human and allowed to err, but just recognize and rectify, don't pass the buck.
Joanna then calls me to warn me that Adriana is going to confront me at a party. If anything has been bothering her from before, why hasn't she picked up the phone or met up with me one-on-one to talk about it? I am a true believer in communication, but she chooses to confront me at a party in front of many people. I don't think that is very appropriate, but Adriana will be Adriana.
As for Lisa, I so enjoy seeing her interact with Daysy and her dogs. What can I tell you about her besides that I love her!?
I am getting ready to see the Moulin Rouge tonight. I will tell you all about it on Twitter. Be sure to follow me at @karentsierra and also please "Like" my public Facebook page.