I didn’t think anything of the conversation as I get asked on a daily basis from friends for help for their personal events as well as their charities. It is very easy for me to extend a helping hand as this is something I have been doing for decades. I am very busy and I try to help my friends via email or text while I multi-task at the office. I have too much going on each day and phone conversations tend to take up too much time, especially with friends. I always help those who ask me if it is within my power. If there is one thing I do not like to do it is to say no to someone, it’s just my nature to try to help everyone out. I don’t blame James for being upset, but he was not told the truth and that I can prove!
Dinner at Thomas Kramer’s, what can I say, another night of insults and people being thrown out. It is sad to admit, but this dinner scene was one I had witnessed pretty much every time I had been to his house for a gathering over the last 18 years. It was difficult for Ana to understand why I would not say something to Thomas for the way he spoke to her, but my actions (leaving the dinner with her) spoke louder than any words I could have uttered at that moment. I knew too well how any comments I could have made on her behalf would have escalated his anger.
I am very different than Ana and some of the other women on the show. I am soft spoken and non-confrontational -– it’s just who I am and I don’t apologize for it. If we were all the same, the world and the show would be without color, variety, and excitement. I know Ana feels the need to step in and defend me sometimes, but it is her nature and calling in life as an attorney. I love Ana and I appreciate when she steps in and feels the need to speak up on my behalf if I am not present, but this is something she does because it is her instinct. I do not ask her to do it nor is Ana one that can be told what to say or how to act and I respect that about her.