The hair salon scene begins to capture my friendship with Carole. We spent so much time bonding and sharing life stories, similar perspectives and laughing about the silliness of it all, including RHONY. Carole always made me laugh and helped me get through the tough times of this particularly odd journey. She had experience in television and knew a lot more than me. I hope all of our special time together does not get reduced to gossiping at a hair salon.
Falling down. . . Well that is always embarrassing. Watching yourself fall down repeatedly on television and relive the experience over and over again is sheer torture. Knowing that a couple of million people will watch me fall brought me to tears laughing. What else can you do but laugh? Unfortunately, I did really hurt my ankle. What you don't know (and what I covered up) was that for the remainder of the party I was in excruciating pain. I barely heard the band or how bad it was because my "good" ankle was throbbing. Nonetheless, the show had to go on. . .
I had to wear a bootie for two weeks and for months my ankle was a problem. Regardless, every time I watch that fall, I laugh hysterically. I hope you laugh with me. And remember, "Our greatest strength lies not in never falling, but in rising each time we fall." Thanks Ralph Waldo Emerson.