Nothing is out of bounds this season for the Orange County ladies. Seriously, no topic, no location, no task is too outrageous for these California gurls. In just this one episode boob jobs were debated, Tamra took Spain by storm, and Gretchen coordinated an elaborate anniversary celebration for her parents. What more could you want? Vicki doling out spankings in the workplace perhaps? Yep, that happened too. So let us don our traditional Spanish garb and see what we've learned from our favorite blondes this week.
Always be sure to deal with any outstanding negative issues before leaving for your vacation. Tamra wisely got over the Alexis text message drama and moved beyond it by simply deciding to bring a dildo rather than pepper spray to the next 'Wife gathering. I don't know about you, but I am pretty excited to see how the next shindig shakes down. I'll be sure to wear my evil eye hat for the occasion.
When visiting a foreign country, one should fully embrace the culture (see previous recap, "Being Cabonian"). Exhibit A:
I only wish they had kept those outfits on for the duration of the trip. However, an exception to the culture rule can be made when it comes to food. If the local cuisine is not your bag, then you can always fall back on the one item that spans all continents, all nations, and all peoples -- French fries. Sometimes you just need a taste of home while you're traveling.
While not everything may be bigger in Orange County, at least one thing is. And that thing is, you guessed it, boobs! They're really beating us over the head with them this season (well on second thought I'm pretty sure they do that every season, but still). I believe Peggy summed it up best when she said, "Boobs are a very big accessory in Orange County." So true on so many levels...
But there are a few takeaways from all of this. First, if you get a new pair of breasts you might get a pair of diamond earrings to go with them. So long as your husband's a breast man. Second, that there are many different routes you can go with your boob job. Peggy and Alexis seemed to disagree over whose was better, but at the same time were unable to vocalize many concrete differences. The closest we got was Peggy's statement that, "Alexis went for a much bigger look, and I didn't want them to be where you just look at my breasts." It's a fine line between big and too big I suppose.
Being strictly professional in the workplace is so two thousand and late. Vicki taught us that so long as you've known one of your employees long enough, sometimes tough love is necessary when they've been slacking off. And sometimes that tough love comes in the form of spankings. I do have to wonder though, does Coto Insurance have an H.R. person?
And finally we come to Gretchen's big event, her parents' 40th wedding anniversary. She certainly showed us that going over the top to celebrate the important people in your life is definitely worthwhile, and kudos to her for pulling the whole thing off. Her parents looked genuinely touched, and it was definitely an "Awww" moment.
But Gretchen also taught us that even while you're busy planning a surprise party, one should always be dressed to impress. Note the look she rocked simply for writing a to-do list at home:
How these ladies find the time and energy to get glamorous for each and every thing they do is still one of the biggest Housewives' Unsolved Mysteries.
Be sure to tune in next week when Alexis addresses the rumors about her house being in foreclosure.