Cast Blog: #RHOC

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The Play's the Thing

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

The Play's the Thing

Kimberly Bryant explains why life is not a spectator sport.

This episode is about playing because "Life Is Not A Spectator Sport. Win, Lose or Draw, the Game is in Process." The Keoughs establish the rules to play baseball. The college, the coach, the playing time, etc. All so Shane can play ball (without first ingesting a mushroom sandwich.) Marty played, Matt played, Colton will play. Vicki and Laurie play in New Orleans. The insurance people in Vicki's hotel room (herself included) are the top producers from all over the world. They have sold millions and millions of dollars in death benefits to protect the surviving family members! Does anyone see the irony that this actually takes place in New Orleans a few weeks prior to Hurricane Katrina? Laurie and Vicki learn they share a unifying fact about the devastation of their father's ill health. (Currently, Laurie's dad has convinced the nursing staff to tune every television in his hospital to Bravo — he hasn't stopped playing!)

I guess 112-pound women shouldn't drink "Scorpions." After our family viewed "Mommy Playing in Palm Springs," Scott grinned, Bianca groaned and we discussed home schooling. Travis seemed non-plussed. Then a few days later, Bianca and I were discussing the fallout she might experience after the third show airs — when Travis yelled "FOOD CHAIN," as he began shimmying his little shoulders, shouting "incoming fish tail!" and she said, "It was stupid, and there's nothing else to say about it." FROM THE MOUTH OF BABES! Bianca and I laughed just about to the point of wetting our pants, Travis joined in the giggles, through my tears of laughter I made a lame attempt at pointing out television is mostly fiction, to which Bianca offered to throw me a "coming out" party. As sick as it sounds, I will never forget this precious family moment. I know my children will survive life through their humor. I also know that around my dinner table for the next 40 years, there will occasionally be family members yelling "FOOD CHAIN," shoulders shimmying, looking to catch fish tails, and a lot of "Why did Grandma do that?" Not exactly the legacy I was hoping for.

So, play hard...... play ball..... play as if there's no tomorrow.

Warmly, Kimberly

P.S. Does anyone know what's in a Scorpion? How about a mushroom sandwich?