Cast Blog: #RHOC

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?

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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