Cast Blog: #RHOC

The Blame Game

Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor distills all the 'Wife wisdom from Episode 7.

This week was all about pointing fingers, both literally during Alexis and Tamra's tussle:

And verbally during Gretchen and Slade's argument:

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And as we've learned from Housewives History 101, pointing fingers never leads anywhere good, generally resulting in weave snatching or snappy shouting matches. No hair was lost thankfully, but many hurt feelings were revealed. Is there anything we can glean from our warring 'Wives? Let's dive into the trenches and find out. 

Humor

What is a joke? Where is the line between light-hearted and mean-spirited? Alexis and Tamra's fight raised a lot of philosophical questions regarding the nature of humor. And quite frankly I just don't know that there will ever be a definitive answer as to whether Tamra's joke or Gretchen's joke (or neither) should have been viewed as all in good fun. We did however get some insight into Alexis' idea of appropriate party humor, so take note! Jokes should be restricted to Perrier bottles and/or boxing gloves when they involve your arch nemesis. Confused? Watch the clip and see Alexis explain it herself (Tamra's face is priceless):

Health and Fitness

It's one thing to call your significant other fat in the privacy of your own home, it's quite another to do it publicly. At least that's what Slade tells Gretchen about her constant Tubba Wubba-ing. You really can't help but feel for Slade this episode. He's a little overweight, his girlfriend is giving him a hard time about it, and then there's the whole montage about how he used to have it all and now he can't find a job... Rough! I guess the lesson here is don't complain about being fat to your significant other because they may interpret that as free license to tease you mercilessly. 

Also how far away was that park from their house? I'm curious exactly how far Slade had to run when he refused to get in the car with Gretchen. 

Relationships

Try and keep your husband's age straight, especially if you're going through a rough patch. That looked like the final nail in the coffin of Vicki and Donn's dinner date. Unless of course they were at at a comedy club and what we didn't see was a hilarious act that lightened the mood shortly after. But I'm guessing that wasn't the case. 

The one light moment, and perhaps my favorite of the episode, is Peggy and Micah revealing the secret to a happy marriage -- blow jobs! These two really have no qualms about laying it all out, and I love them for that. 

Next week one of the original ladies of the O.C. is back...Jeana! And it looks like there's some tenion brewing between her and Tamra. 

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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