Cast Blog: #RHOC

Last Call

Sarah explains her point of view of the bowling debacle.

Bowling + Champagne + Drama = Last call for Alcohol

I am just going to start off by saying that truth be told there always comes a point in everyone's life after a long night that you really have to take a moment to stop and ask yourself... "What the F--k!?!" LOL. . .

As much as I would love to laugh about this whole bowling extravaganza, I want to be completely honest here by saying that embarrassed wouldn't even be the right word to describe the outcome of this evening.

I'm sure that chances are either you, or someone you know, may have had an "outer space moment" at some point, and sometimes you really just have to own it and move on. There are always two sides to every story.

I know it sounds so cliche, but seriously I had just about the worst day possible before I even got to the bowling alley. I was in the middle of a rough relationship period and was pretty much in tears by the time I got to the bowling alley. So logically thinking I shoulda/woulda/coulda have just called it a night and went home. But I thought that maybe spending some quality time with the girls would cheer me up a bit. Unfortunately that wasn't the case.

Looking back, yes, that was a rookie move on my part to try to approach Vicki knowing she and Gretchen had just had a big blow out at the bunco party, but I had met Vicki before. She never seemed to have a problem with me, so I figured it was safe to have a seat next to her for a bit while we all ate. I was completely caught off-guard when I asked Vicki if I could talk to her for a minute just to be snapped at in return. In all fairness I could see where she might think that Gretchen sent me over to talk to her about their fight, but Gretchen knew nothing about why I went over to talk to Vicki nor did she even want me talking to her.


Funny, but true, if Gretchen had it her way I'm sure she would have wanted to knock me out if she thought I was trying to start any trouble. That's when you know you have a good friend. LOL.

I know it's their usual routine but It really didn't help matters much either when Heather and her wife Terry and their four faces were instigating with the whole "we are back in high school again" childish act that they like to put on by making their usual behind the back jabs at whoever is "it" for the night.

Beside having to deal with the Adams Family putting their two cents in all evening, my whole thing was, why have a bowling party if everyone is going to be segregated and uncomfortable the entire time? So I made the effort to be nice to Vicki. I wanted to go over to at least acknowledge what she was going through, sincerely offer my support regarding her daughter, and see how she was doing after her recent surgery. As a mother myself, I know how heart-wrenching something like that would to go through, and I thought it would be a nice gesture to reach out to her -- even if it probably wasn't the perfect time. When it comes to a serious issue like this -- is there ever really a good time?

We are all adults here. Lets keep it real: a fight is a fight. It comes as fast as it goes, then you get over it. But when you are possibly dealing with something as serious a cancer, everything else seems so small in comparison.

I would say that it's safe to assume that miscommunication had a huge part to play in all of the chaos that night. I guess that sometimes trying to be the nice guy can turn around a bite you in the butt if you aren't careful. But, to be honest, if I had it to do all over again I wouldn't change a thing but my champagne intake. I will always be the person that wears my heart on my sleeve. That's just who I am.

I do have one quick question for Heather: will your new restaurant offer valet parking for spaceships or just broomsticks?

Shannon Settles the Score

If Andy's asking "What's the score, Shannon Beador?" Shannon thinks she's definitely won.

This is Blog #20, my last Blog for the season! The past year was been a wild ride for both me and for my family. I have come to many realizations about myself, made lifelong friends, experienced some tough moments, and embarked on a path to a more peaceful self. So to use Andy’s phrase, “What's the score, Shannon Beador?” I would say without a doubt that I have definitely won.

I am happy that the viewers got a little glimpse into my sometimes unconventional ways! For me, it's all about good energy. I love that Vicki’s business has clearly benefited from trying feng shui with Elaine Wright. If you can't get hurt, there is no reason to try anything holistic. If you actually benefit, why wouldn't anyone want to go the natural way? If my children tend to feel better after seeing Dr. Moon and not have to take antibiotics, then I am a happy mom. It's all about creating a healthy balance!

I am an open book and am often criticized for it, but I am who I am. I don't know many couples married for 13 years that have a perfect relationship. Everyone has ups and downs, and although it may be difficult and require effort, it is possible to move through it and make things better. I have said it many times in the season that divorce is not an option. I will always fight for my marriage and my family. It truly touches my heart that so many fans have been and continue to root for David and I. I am so appreciative and grateful for all of your positive comments! Thank you!

Do Tamra and Heather truly want to move forward and potentially develop a friendship with me? Only time will tell. But for now, I have amazing friends surrounding me, including Vicki Gunvalson and Lizzie Rovsek. And most importantly, I have been blessed with the most incredible family anyone could ask for. That is where all of my energy is focused.

I will never forget this entire year, both the good and the bad, because each moment took me on the journey to where I am today. And today, I am in a phenomenal and happy place. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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