When Ramona invited me to join her on the St. John trip, I declined so that I could be with Victoria on her birthday. When Jill mentioned over drinks that she was considering going anyway and surprising the girls, I cautioned her again not to go. The incessant bickering between the girls was incredibly rude to Ramona. Now I understand why Ramona went overboard with the Pinot Grigio.
As for whether Bethenny is a chef versus a cook, the first time I met her, she was in the kitchen cooking for one of my best friends and I can vouch that she was hired as a chef. She may not work in a restaurant, but she is a chef nonetheless and it looked like she put a lot of effort into the dinner she made for the girls.
I encouraged Kelly to pass on this trip because I knew that she couldn’t defend herself. I’m still baffled by how antagonistic she was at the dinner party. I think that Kelly may have had other issues going on at home that pushed her over the emotional edge. Kelly’s lack of empathy makes it hard for her to be a good girlfriend. After watching this episode, I can honestly say, I’m glad I stayed home! I don’t think anyone could have helped Kelly in this situation.
Wow!!!! Kelly is really losing it. LuAnn you the classiest, and most inciteful NYC Housewife. Also the best looking. :)
for once your blog is right on!!! only that kelly didn't need help from how the girls were acting. the girls needed help from how kelly was acting!!
The best was when the Countess dressed Bethany down for making "Snarky" comments behind her back. :)
Who cares why you didn't go. You didn't and the girls were happier for it. Too bad Kelly went and spoiled it. Obviously she is still walking the streets of New York. Be afraid New Yorkers, be very afraid. She walks among you.
Countess I am surprised you didn't tell Jill it was not appropriate to bring her dog into your bed when you were a guest in her apartment. The dog passing gas in your bed was totally inappropriate.
I'm glad that you aren't trying to defend Kelly's absolutely absurd behavior...given recent events on the show I expected you to list excuses (which there aren't any). Kudos!!
LuAnn Don't be Jill's slave.. Yes dear that is how you are being view . A women without a backbone. Not pretty.
WOW. Finally you have written a cohesive and individual blog. I appreciate how you instantly didn't take sides and recognized what all of the viewers recognize themselves - Kelly went completely overboard. It's refreshing to hear you defend Bethenney as a chef. You're one step closer to redemption in my book.
I am also glad you stayed home. You are pursuing something you love (singing), and do not need to get dragged down by the other girls' drama.
I don't understand why you like to throw so much oil on the fires. You sure can stir things up that are none of your business.
LuAnn I'm glad you are beginning to see the light. Maybe, if you had more class, you might be able to see more light.
Your blog is wonderful! It is a breath of fresh air for you to be kind and not mean. Please stay this way, I don't like it when you snipe. Concentrate on your beautiful children and stay positive. God bless!
Luann thank you for being honest in this weeks post. I was concerned that you were going to defend Kelly in some way and blame the other girls. Which has changed my opinion of you.
Lou Lou hate to break it to you but,your far from perfect darlingggggggggg! Elegance is learnedddddddddddddddddddddddddd!
AS A tranplanted NYC girl- Thank you. People from other places believe-that wanna be status,classless, gossip and self promotion is the way New Yorkers are- Then there is you and Sonja-thankyou. In Kellys defense-she has had the jealous wanna be's on attack for some time- she probably had to deal with vicious woman all her life-it gets old-Bethenny is a master manipulator-then pretends to be nice. Shameful immature trip-I have a headache.
You have to admit that even you can't excuse Kelly's behavior at the dinner. Or even put this off on Bethanny. there is a real serious issue with this woman and if your her friend you will find a way to get her some help.
This entire season has been foul mouthed, angry, backstabbing and left most of the viewers scratching and shaking their heads and hoping that NJ doesn't get this down and dirty. Bravo couldn't edit all these scenes to put Kelly in a bad light, Kelly puts herself in a bad light. I don't believe she needs protection, she is everything that she accuses Bethenny of being, it's actually pretty sad.
Very austute of you Countess, you calling a spade a spade or in this case a nut a nut and not point the finger at anyone else that may or may not be at fault.
I liked you so much last season. I know you've been through a lot emotionally, financially, physically, but please return to who you once were. Your blog tonight was finally honest and decent. I so hope you find love, or at least a whole lot of fun. We miss you. Dump Jill and become real again, please.
When the season first started I didn't really like you I thought you were playing the middle man instigator but after tonights episode I see you are a very smart and strategic indivual. You gave Jill the best advice and you are the most mature out of all the housewives. Props to you. You are the rock in this show and circle of friends.
Wow. this is the first time I actually liked one of your blog entries. I hope to see more of the old LuAnn going forward. You were one of my favorites last season.
Finally, you have a good blog. Why Jill wanted to go when she busts on Ramona like that, is baffling to me.
you have driven me absolutely nuts this season! but.....I think this was a great blog post. You gave your opinion and were still able to stick to the facts.
Countess you are agreed with 110% on this situation. I like your song better than the Atlanta housewife. I actually bought it. I am looking forward to your next one. Congrats!!! it is a very catchy tune. I use it as my alarm wake up in the morning. It is upbeat and gets my day going.
FINALLY I agree with you on your comments!!! Glad you've come around and watching the "same channel" most of us are watching.
This is the first blog you have done in a long time that seemed real. The only thing I disagree with you about was Kelly being attacked or needing to defend herself, I think that was all in her mind.
LuAnn, I have to say I'm not your biggest fan, but I think this is my favorite of your blogs yet. Your comments in this blog are almost entirely impersonal, and don't take sides for anyone. I appreciate that!
"Kelly’s lack of empathy makes it hard for her to be a good girlfriend." You are spot on with that one.
Wow, this is the first time this season that you have said something coherent. Bravo for pointing out Kelly's errors instead of defending her crazy behavior. Please keep up the sanity.
Thank you for finally seeing the true person kelly is! I could never support someone who is friends with a crazy person like that! I was scared of her just watching the episode from my own home.
Please speak to your friends about their etiquette. You, as the expert, should school each and every one of them about how rude they sound when they speak to and about one another. Also, when someone takes you on a trip, you should be nice to them no matter what. Kelly was not nice to Ramona. This episode was painful, and quite frankly, sounded like a bunch of teenagers arguing in a back alley. Ahem, as your song goes money can't buy you class. This episode was the proof of that.
Short and to the point but CORRECT. Kelly's rudeness was hard to watch and how incredibly UNGRATEFUL for Ramona to experience this.
Can you now see LuAnn how weak your assessments have been of Kelly and mostly of Jill's behavior all season??!!!
I see that you don't have much to say after that episode aired. I feel that if it were Bethany that acted out like that or Alex you would have written alot more. yeah the way she acted was outrageous... and if you were her friend you should make her aware of that. nothing beats down a door of ignorance better than an axe full of the truth.
not shocked either. You, Jill nor kelly have much to say lately.. odd ??... no.. its becoming clear to yourselves and the viewers that your behaviors and comments and past ridicule of others is catching up to you all. congrats.
wow Luanne. That is the most impartial you've been all season. I can't say that I'm your biggest fan this season but I'll say bravo to you for finally making a breakthrough
Now these comments show class. LuAnn, while you may not count Bethanny as a friend, you showed generosity and truth in your comments. And, without denigrating Kelly, you acknowledged her insanity. Bravo.
Thank you Jesus!!! Finally...you actually make sense! This is the first time this season I am not cursing you out on your blog.