Everyone Ramona invited to her event came. She may not be your cup of tea, but she has real friends. I was impressed that she talked about her two charities. Helping battered women has to be at the top of her list after her experience. She was brave to share her story.
Regarding speakerphones, one always announces exactly who is in the room on the call or it is a breach of privacy. Not even a discussion.
Take a look at my chicken parm recipe for the toaster oven. It's the first video of a series: Sonja's simple style which is cheap and cheerful! Hollywoodlife.com's Lindsay DiMatteo did it for me with a FLIP video camera!
Enjoy your summer, and stay real to yourself. You can't please everyone all the time, but you can have their respect for being yourself.