Cast Blog: #RHOC

Spanish French Fries

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"

Spanish French Fries

Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor distills all the 'Wife wisdom from Episode 6.

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.

Travel

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. 

Beauty

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. 

Relationships

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:

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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.

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Lizzie thinks Tamra's comments about her children were meant to deflect from her own problems.

Happy Labor Day!!! I am going to make this blog short and sweet. It’s a holiday and I am going to be spending the day with family in Newport wearing a Sun Kitten and a smile. I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend.

To be honest, the second half of the Reunion was hard to watch. I think it got too ugly. I am not going to insult any of your intelligence in explaining this episode. We all know that misery loves company, and "projection" is as easy to spot as a $2 dollar bill. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that everything miserable that comes out of Tamra's mouth is a direct reflection of what is going on in her life. In my opinion, children are off limits. It's quite apparent that Tamra does not fight fair and when all else fails she will throw your kids, marriage, and even your body under the bus in an attempt to hurt you. We filmed the reunion for over 10 hours and after listening to so much ugliness my heart just couldn't take it anymore.

I do not regret telling Shannon all the things that Tamra said about her. Everything I shared with Shannon was something that happened and was said on camera. I didn't take anything and create unnecessary drama. I would do it again in a heartbeat and I would think my friends would do the same for me. I simply did not know the truth about Tamra. Danielle told me all the things Tamra said about me. That is why after my birthday I was so hurt by her. It's hard for viewers to understand because these things weren't in the show. She could have called me and said she wasn't coming. I called her after sitting on the bus for over an hour. The next day she made fun of me to Danielle, in addition to asking plenty of questions looking for negative details regarding my party.

On that one-year free membership to Cut Fitness: Let's delve into this shall we? I was the one that contacted Tamra days after my party. She did not contact me to give me present. I had invited Tamra, Eddie, Danielle, Joe, Heather, and Terry to the Kentucky Derby and Tamra was the only person that had not sent in the RSVP. It was past the deadline and it was getting borderline rude at this point. Tamra, in fact, was making fun of the Kentucky Derby and the charity event that would be hosting us to Danielle. So, I reached out to Tamra regarding the Kentucky Derby and she texted me back saying, "I want to give you a free membership to CUT for your birthday." Tamra knows I am already a member to a sports club and that was the last I heard of this "free membership." I never received any kind of certificate or card for membership. I suppose she thought I would have the gall to show up and say, "I got a text message from Tamra for a free membership!" It's almost laughable. Needless to say, I don't go to her gym and she didn't attend the Kentucky Derby with me.

There is nothing else to say regarding the Shag, Marry, Kill game that I haven't already discussed in great length in any of my previous blogs. I said the word "marry" and that's that. Tamra even glared at me on the way out of the Valentine's Party and repeated it. "Marry you?" Tamra has said multiple times she couldn't even remember because she drank too much and there are even text messages where she says it too. Her story changes continually, like the words that come out both sides of her mouth.

During the Reunion, Tamra said many more hurtful things that you didn't see. She went on to talk about my son Preston and my marriage. We all remember the episode in the park where Preston hit me on the head with his elephant. He was asleep in the car and he had a mini temper tantrum. He was three -- it happens. I would assume most mothers have had it happen at some point. In addition, my husband and I got in a fight on my birthday. I feel awful about it, yet it made us closer. I just wanted what every woman wants -- to feel special because of her man. I am a big time believer in learning from your mistakes and that won't ever happen again. However none of those incidents had anything to do with Tamra. But on her quest to hurt everyone, she managed to drag in some irrelevant topics. I know it's all to deflect from what's going on in her life and to make someone else look bad. . .but it does hurt nonetheless. My babies and my marriage are my life so I guess her goal was to attack the things closest to my heart because she can't fight fair.

I hope you enjoyed this season and I hope you had a fabulous summer!!! The fall is my absolute favorite time of year, so I say bring on football and cooler weather.

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