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Tomato, Tomahto

LuAnn discusses the term "Indian," her musical mishap, and Sonja's outburst.

Welcome back my friends and thank you for watching and reading!

In this episode, it's Christmas time and I'm sure Santa was watching to see who's NAUGHTY and nice. As I write this, it's mid-summer and I'm looking forward to attending the GLAAD Manhattan fundraiser this week. I’ll be joining some of the ladies to support the LGBT community. For more information, go to Glaad.org/manhattan.

Sonja can invite whomever she wants to her business meetings, but she should have known that asking Ramona to attend was going to upset Heather. I thought Ramona taking a phone call during the meeting was disrespectful to Heather and her team. Sonja calling herself a client was a stretch, since Heather was doing this as a favor. I hope that Sonja goes with her intuition and chooses to promote her products and business with a branding strategy that she believes in.

Lately, Carole never seems to miss an opportunity to criticize me. Have you noticed that when I say "tomato" she says "tomahto"? She never seems to pass up an opportunity to put me down and I'm while I’m trying to be polite and friendly, I do have my limits.

Let the facts speak for themselves. The US Census Bureau surveyed people of various races and what they liked to be called and over 49 percent of American Indians preferred to be called American Indian while 37 percent said that Native American was their preference. Furthermore, the museums dedicated to American Indian heritage in Washington D.C. and New York City are both called the Museum of the American Indian. I think the Indian people have spoken and Carole doesn't seem to be listening.

When I watched the scene where Mario confronts Jacques, I was impressed by Jacques' graciousness and composure. Couldn't Mario have found a more private moment to tell Jacques how he felt about the wine tasting? Jacques reiterated to Mario that the event was called "wine games". . .it was supposed to be a fun event and Ramona seemed to enjoy herself -- until her husband made a big deal about the games being a set-up. At this point, I'm tired of discussing the wine event. . .time to move on.

Jacques and I have been talking about having a child together for a while now, and he would like to have children -- but it is not a deal breaker for our relationship. I love him very much and if we have a child together it would make us both very happy. I know that I said that I would have a baby to keep Jacques but I didn't mean it the way it sounded.

It was very inappropriate for Sonja to share her feelings about my relationship with Jacques at a party in front of the women. Sonja's outburst at Jacques wasn't about Jacques, it was about her and the pain she stills feels over her marriage. She got pretty worked up, but Jacques, always a gentleman, listened to Sonja politely even if he completely disagrees.

The band I booked for the Life & Style party was supposed to be quirky and fun, not vulgar and loud!! I'd seen this band at another party with Jacques and their repertoire did not include the naughty song you heard blasted out of a bullhorn. Carole loved them, apparently, but I was horrified and I apologized to Life & Style and to my friends for the musical mishap.

Until next week, bisous!

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Kristen: B and I Are Not Besties

Kristen tells us how she really feels after not being invited to Bethenny's party.

Carole is so hilarious. I love that she met Adam, hit it off, and they are hanging having fun. You go, girl. You don’t owe anyone an explanation.

I have to agree under 35/over 75 seems like a great way to go when dating. The Halloween puking in a pedicab thing is OMG, too funny! He held her hair back out of the way! #truelove

I actually didn’t know that Adam dated Lu’s niece. It seems to me that Carole just fell into this. The feeling is mutual, and I would have to agree it’s a bit awkward to tell Lu too soon. Carole doesn’t even know what’s happening at this point!

Bethenny's birthday dinner seemed like a lot of fun, LOL. I didn’t know that she shared the day with her mom, that seems like somewhat of a sore subject. I do remember hearing years ago that she hated birthdays. I love that Sonja is with her German boy. I think it's nuts how these women just keep inviting other men as guests--they clearly didn’t get the plus-one only invite. OMG, the young boy not knowing Jordache jeans?! How is that even possible?

Cheers to expecting the unexpected!

The phone call with Heather catching up and then finding out that I wasn’t invited was interesting, and very much what happens. Simple question: Gee, why wasn’t I invited? Listen, anytime you are in a group and you are not invited, I don't care what anyone says, it’s a bummer. I was last with all the girls in the Hamptons. I felt that we had a nice time at Bethenny’s brunch. Last I saw, Bethenny and Ramona had a huge fight.

When you do meet a new group of women, sometimes it’s nice to include them all, especially when random young dates get to tag along. 

Kristen Taekman

I was just surprised that Bethenny and Ramona made up so fast and were hanging out already? That’s all. I get it--B and I are not besties. When you do meet a new group of women, sometimes it’s nice to include them all, especially when random young dates get to tag along? The guest list was clearly not that tight. Oh well…there’s always next year’s birthday!

Dorinda and Hannah and Dorinda and John. This all seems very complicated, stressful, and a lot of work. Dorinda is really so lovely. It’s hard to believe that she leads a double life. How hard is that? Unless John is really not good for her, it seems that Hannah has to allow her mother to be happy.

Ramona and AOA.

This restaurant is in my ‘hood, just a few blocks away, great spot. It’s really funny that Ramona is an investor in a sports bar. WOW things really have changed!

It’s interesting how Ramona says that she did so much for Mario and didn’t realize how much work he was. It’s nice she is taking time for herself, she really deserves it. As she said, “Trying to look on the brighter side.”

Ramona and Peter are both very, very flirty…hmmm, more than just business??

Dorinda and John seem to love each other. But we are seeing so much fighting and bickering. I am betting that the making up for them is fun after the fighting. 

Rebranding death. I hear Bethenny, “late husband” does seem weird, but I think it’s better than the alternatives, that’s for sure. When I heard about Anthony’s ashes, I became sooo emotional. I can’t believe it, all that that must have stirred up in Carole all these years later. She told me that he would have gotten a kick out of it all, that’s the kind of personality he had.

I am not losing sleep over not being invited to Bethany’s birthday. I was just confused as to why everyone else was invited, and I wasn’t. The last time I saw her, things seemed good between us. She knows we all hang out together, you would think she would say, “Uh, well, now that everyone else is coming, what’s another two? I should invite Dorinda and Kristen.” Right? But no biggie, she didn’t even think of it, because we aren’t friends. Little side note… uh, that’s how you get to know people! I invite you to do things, you invite me…no harm, no loss. Heather is a great friend for having my back! All good. #staytuned

 

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