Cast Blog: #RHOC

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All's Well that Ends Well

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"

All's Well that Ends Well

Tammy Kickerbocker offers her final thoughts on Season 2 of Real Housewives.


I guess that might be an appropriate reference to the end of our season as well as Shakespeare, since both of our productions might be considered a tragedy and a comedy all at once. Being one of the Real Housewives has been quite an experience to say the least. Having a camera follow you around and listening to all of your private conversations has been, well ...not what I expected. I imagined that I would be more cautious or at least have the ability to control things that I said while they were around. In "reality," as farfetched as it seems, I came to a point that I forgot a camera crew was even present. They can be across the room filming you and you hardly see them. It's easy to forget that we have mic's under our clothing too. Very easy. Every little whisper can be picked up. Boy, is that a recipe for trouble! On top of that I noticed that being rigged up in such a way also makes it very difficult to just walk a way from a situation when I am uncomfortable.


For me, that is how I dealt with a lot of my personal issues. I tend to walk away to take a breather and clarify my thoughts, which although easier for me, is not always considerate to the other party. I am also inclined to give my kids "the look," which is not the most productive way to get my point across. My shortcuts and shortcomings have definitely been brought to the forefront. I know many people probably think it was crazy to get involved in a reality show in the first place. I gave it a lot of thought when the idea was presented to me in the first season, but declined initially. In the end I decided to take the chance. Why not take a few chances in life? I'm an easygoing person and I learned long ago not to let the opinions of outsiders get me down. I know who I am and my family and friends know who I am, and that is all that really matters most to me. How often does one get to have their life and family documented by a professional camera crew? It sure beats just having a family photo album. Some day we can all look back on this and laugh.

I think I can also declare that the show has given us all a bit of useful therapy. I believe in Megan's case she learned that she is a bit short with me, which she later apologized for. I admire her courage in being so open and real on camera. Lindsey has changed her attitude about life, as well as her hair color and make-up choices now. I believe we all have changed since the show and I hope it is for the best. However, even when our best sides weren't displayed, I think we stood together as a family and for that I am proud. There have been some questions asked about how Ryley is doing with my dating. I actually only went on one blind date. Since then I have been steadily dating someone new in the last few months. I've kept that part of my life separate from Ryley, usually having our get-togethers only when Ryley is with his father. So I guess I would have to say that my dating has not affected Ryley at all this point. I'm just taking my time for now.

As for the situation with Duff, I think you all have all heard enough about that to last a lifetime now. So no worries, you aren't going to get "Duffed" again this week. All is well, and I'll leave it at that. I will say though, in terms of relationships — wasn't it great to see Donn take Vicki out to Catalina in the season finale? I don't think anyone can complain about that sequence. It was so nice to see her face light up when he told her about the plans he made. We all wanted to be in her shoes.


But to steer our way back to the more turbulent waters of last week's episode, I have been asked what my take is on Lou's "Aqua Air Angels." Well, I can say this much, they are no longer called The Aqua Air Angels. Apparently they have settled as "The OC Energy Girls," or "The Real OC Angels." There is more information about them at I know that when Lindsey started, one of the goals of being an OC Energy Angel was to support a military charity called T.A.P.S. (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors - They did visit a V.A. Hospital (yes, in the U.S, not Vietnam) and they are supposed to participate in volunteerism on a regular basis. Kara and Briana were originally involved also, but they discontinued for their own reasons.


I have no involvement in Lou's company, but from what I can perceive, it has been continually developing in different directions as far as the marketing plan for the energy drink goes. I'm not really aware of what their plans for the future are. Lindsey will have to decide for herself what her continuing participation level will be. Yes, I am concerned about whether or not it is the right decision for her. But at the same time, I can only give a certain amount of guidance and advice. And her father gives her his advice also, which obviously does not always complement mine. She will have to weigh the choices and decide her future for herself. I will be there to support her as much as possible.

As for Megan's take on the "Angels," well ...if you have been watching, you heard it. She has some definite issues with her father's choices, especially in regards to his choice of executive assistant. Her method of expression may be somewhat explosive at times, but I have to admire her for having the courage to speak her mind. She does unfortunately have a precedent for her distrust of some of her father's choices. But Lou is a very strong-willed man and he's an adult and will do what he will do, whether Megan likes it or not. You might say resistance is futile. I think we have all come to learn that much.


I know that it must be hard to see bits and pieces of us on TV and try to put together this conundrum of personalities and pasts. The main thing I would say that we have in common as "housewives" is that we are all just productive women trying to live our lives and to be happy. The show has been enlightening for all of us. Many of us, after having had opportunity to analyze our lives a little bit on screen have also been inspired to branch out and pursue some of our creative projects and dreams. Lauri has her jewelry, Jeana and Vicki have been making available those shirts that everyone has been requesting and branching out into the travel business part time. Jo has her music of course. I've even had the opportunity recently to hear Slade's son Gavin sing from his MySpace page recording. I am so impressed with his talent! I wish everyone the best with their endeavors.

As for me, being a loan officer is still my bread-and-butter work. I am working my way back into product development, which I've always had a knack for. I really enjoy creating new products and concepts. Recently I have even begun work on a children's book and TV series concept. I am collaborating with a friend of mine, Dominique Mainon, who authored a very interesting book titled The Modern Amazons: Warrior Women On-Screen. She has done extensive studies on current themes of female action heroes in media, including children's programming, which fits in well with my desire to develop very dynamic, original characters for children to relate to. So we shall see what the future holds. I'm excited!


I'd like to offer my heartfelt thanks for all the kind comments and support. This has been a fun experience and I feel lucky to have survived without too many bumps and bruises! If you want to keep up with me in the off season, I invite you to stop and say hi at my own MySpace page also:

Best wishes to everyone, and thank you for watching.

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

See Tamra and Vicki wonder who really is miserable as told by GIFs, and other crazy Reunion moments.

Hey RHOC fans. It's time for Part 2. Are you excited? Are you nervous? Do we need to get out the healing hands? No, you're good.


Then let's get started. 

We begin by debating how Shannon can be so zen and so stressed all the time. There's not really an answer for that, but in order to help her feel more relaxed Andy did put nine oranges in the bowl! It's not lemons, but any citrus will help her calm down. 


The next topic of discussion -- that infamous birthday party of almost one. Lizzie is still not pleased with Tamra's excuse for not coming to her birthday.


 Tamra doesn't know what else Lizzie wants her to say. . .


Well, probably not blood, just an apology.

And I guess the gym membership doesn't hurt. . . 


Lizzie also just wants Tamra to know that the whole "you're too old to have a baby" was just because she thought Tamra had already accomplished so much. Tamra's response -- you don't know anything about me so don't talk.

That goes over well.


Next up, Shannon and David's marriage woes. They're fine now, but the ladies think that maybe Shannon overshared how bad everything was. Heather remembers something Shannon said, but not exactly. Shannon's response: "You can’t sit here and tell me that you remember things about me 'but I don’t remember what they were.'" Heather's response:


After that, it's time to talk about Fancy Pants. The ladies decide to put the plumerias in the past and move on. . .move on to deciding if Tamra stirs the pot. . .


Yup, gird your loins for this one. 

So Vicki asks Tamra to stop talking badly about Brooks. . . 


And Vicki non-chalantly says.  . 


So Tamra calmly responds. . .


At that point, Tamra gets her "Let's go" face on. And Vicki sheds any layers of clothing that could hold her back. . .


Vicki wants to know why if Tamra's so happy "she looks so miserable"? And then she lays it on. . . "You’re supposed to be getting better and better and better, but -- guess what -- you get. . .


Watch the whole thing go down again.

Moving on. . .let's talk about that infamous game. What was that game called?


According to Tamra it was "f---." According to Lizzie it was "marry."


When that doesn't go anywhere, the conversation turns to Vicki and Tamra and how they can move on from that massive arguments. Lizzie interjects and Tamra was very receptive to her counsel. . .


And so Lizzie is left to cry (with Heather providing the tissues). Eventually Andy wraps things up, pointing out that it took nine seasons, but Vicki is now officially the voice of reason. Low fives for that!


And that's it! Another great O.C. season. Tequila shots for all!