She is trying to compensate for what is missing in her life! Donn should be glad he got out! Now he can find a women to treat him right! Where is Donn's blog would love to hear his side!
Welcome back for Episode 2! I hope you enjoyed watching it as much as I did. To me, this episode was fun, and it was great not seeing any fighting or backstabbing. This is the way I choose to live my life, and I don't like seeing any type of conflict on TV. There is enough of conflict and hurt in most of our lives, and watching this episode made me realize that we can have good TV without all the negative energy that tends to be around other reality shows.
This week you saw our newest castmembers Peggy and Micah go to a shooting range. I had no idea that Peggy and Micah owned guns. Her comment that, "You have to have strong survival skills to live in Orange County," I think was a little extreme. I would never think that I need to own or know how to shoot a gun to “survive” in Orange County. Although I believe in self defense, I still have a fear of guns and don't think anything good can come out of owning them.
Seeing Tamra cry when she talks about her life now that she is single was hard for me to watch. I have become very close to Tamra, and seeing her cry about going through a divorce right now with three small children makes me sad. I reflected back to a few years ago when Donn and I and Tamra and Simon went to San Francisco to the wineries, and we all seemed so happy. Life and our marriages seemed easier for both of us then. I wish things would have worked out in Simon and Tamra's marriage. When she said, “What happened to my life,” it made me reflect on my own life, and I related to that comment. I wonder if either one of us would have done things differently knowing the outcome. I am a firm believer though that it takes two people to get married, and two people to get divorced. It's never one partner's fault for the demise or a marriage.
It was nice seeing Alexis and Tamra spending time together. It was interesting to hear Tamra say that Jim and Simon were somewhat alike. When I look at their personalities and traits, I see two men that want to protect and shield their wives from outside influences, which isn't all bad. I think it takes a very secure man to have their wife be on TV and to trust that their marriage can withstand the trials that come with the stress and demanding schedules. I am hopeful that Tamra is wrong when she said that if she was a betting woman she would guess Jim and Alexis' marriage won't last. Divorce is very hard on people, especially children, and my prayer and hope is that they will stay happily married forever. I guess only time will tell.
Taking my Coto Insurance staff and Briana to Seattle this week was a highlight of my summer. I have never taken Briana on a business trip, and I think it made her realize that although my business is housed in South Orange County, I have partnerships in other states as well. I also wanted her to realize that although I travel a lot, I am in good hands with "my people." When I was awarded at the conference as the top recruiter and top agent for 2010, it was such a great honor and surprise. My career sometimes tends to be lonely and unappreciated, it's great to be awarded and reminded of all of my accomplishments in the insurance industry. Coto Insurance has developed a life insurance selling system (www.cotouniversity.com) that allows either people interested in joining the business for the first time due to a career change or for existing licensed agents to be part of a team that will train and mentor you to be the best in the industry. By being recognized as a top recruiter, it shows me that even while the economy is not doing good, we have been able to recruit and train potential insurance agents on how to own their own business in the insurance industry. Once trained, our agents have an opportunity to work for themselves the way I do. If you are looking for a change to your current job situation, I would highly recommend checking out our website at www.cotoinsurance.com.
She is trying to compensate for what is missing in her life! Donn should be glad he got out! Now he can find a women to treat him right! Where is Donn's blog would love to hear his side!
I was floored when she did that! Being someones Boss doesn't give her the right to do some of the things she does!
I totally agree! That's why her and Tamara are a good match! They both deserve each other! They both are very in appropriate! There is no way Vicki should have had their keys to their rooms and the Hotel should be sued for letting her have them! I don't care if she paid and was their Boss!
Vicki I am curious why you made such a big deal out of renewing you vows last year, the island trip, buying Don a big ring. Early this season you said you didn't care whether Don wanted to sell the house because "It's my life." Interesting that a married woman would say that. And you said that Don doesn't know what you are like on business or how many friends you have in different cities, I also find it interesting that you never ask Don to go on any of your little trips. I think you see him as spoiling your fun. I hope you continue to enjoy working long hours and have no one to come home to.I feel sorry for you. I think your life is sad. I hope Don finds someone who appreciates him.
I think your such an inspiration. You really are* I love watching your show. I think at the end of the day the others "girls" are just jealous of you.
stay true to yourself Vicki.
This post from "Like Don" breaks my heart! Trust me, there are SOOO many women out there who would love to have a Don in their lives!!! If the business-obsessed women like Vicki and your wife don't realize the good man they have standing next to them, or if they continue to neglect their men, they will lose 'em. Which is a good thing in a way, because then it leaves them available for a good woman who WILL cherish them! I hope your wife wakes up and sees what she has, but if she doesn't, rest assured there are many women out there who will appreciate you & put you first.
Vicki, It was good to see the part of the show where you were having a good time. you deserve it but I think you really need to be a little more reserved with you employees. I feel the guys should have had their own room. Bringing in cameras and pulling the covers off when people are sleepin is just wrong. I was embarassed by your actions. It is nice to reward you employees but do it in a respectful manner. Disappointed in your actions.
I was watching the the Seattle episode the other night and Vickie the OC Housewife whos is from Chicago orginally what an bigot. Telling the guy not to cross his legs how homophobic and ignorant on her part. She is typical midwest ( A BIG BORE). Not impressed with you behavior at all.
Also, she needs to stop calling her employees MY PEOPLE. It is so condescending. It implies you own them.
You know Vicki, in the first season I watched you put up this "ideal" facade of your life and how perfect your marriage was and how perfectly you had raised your children becaue of your belief in God. Then along came Tamara. She was and is a hellion. You helped her beak up her marraige by expecting her to side with you over her husband. How wrong could one person be. This is totally against God's laws. A marriage is the same as Chirst and his Church. But you wanted Tamara to turn against her marriage for you. In essence you wanted her to turn Christ against his Church. Now you are paying the price witha divorce It seems like reality t.v. make you sexier and more successful while leaving a really good man behind. You need to stop and go get some spiritual counseling before it is too late. God bless and good luck.
Also, these complainers about you overstepping your boundaries. You are on a reality show, you are going to Seattle with a reality star where you know there will be cameras. Get over it, lock the door, or dont attend.
Hi Vicki! So glad you are still on the show and glad you earn your own money...but please... Your blog is titled MY PEOPLE... first of all, they aren't your people, they are your co-workers. and your people should be your friends and family - not your coworkers. you've got it all backwards. i hate to say this becasue you are one of my favs, but i have this vision of you after the housewives is over, donn is gone and your kids have their lives of being all alone with your awards and big stuff. you dis a neat, good man like donn, but fawn over some dude in a bowling alley? WHAT? Brianna is the BEST kid - maybe the best person on allt he HW's shows. Please quit giving that dipstick ex of hers the satisfaction of continuing to say how depressed he left her. He is probably eating that up. She's going to have a man that will put that twit to shame. She's a beaty inside and out. Brains, beauty and her chosen profession speaks volumes for who she is. She's been busy with school, starting a career, busting her butt. When the time is right, Mr. perfect will show up.
Not sure what season we are on anymore, but it is getting very old hearing you drone on and one about how you are the only working woman....get over it. Just because the other women dont go to an office from 9-5, doesn't make them any less sucessful or hard working. You need to realize that you alone dont define success. Shame on you for putting DOn down for coming to the point of his life where he wants to wind down...geez, the man has probably worked more than half his life and now wants to enjoy the fruits of his labor. That is great that you are just winding up, but at least respect other people's wishes.
You say you have changed and have committed to making your marriage work, that you are not going to talk about people behind their backs. So far watching the episodes aired I still see the same Vicki from years past. You still bash Don and put business before him you still talk badly about others. You need to grow up you are not the same age as your children and shouldn't be trying to relive your youth. When I see your daughter see seems more mature, kinder and has respect for other. You should look to her as an example. You need to seriously look in the mirror and judge yourself before you judge others.
VICKI, ACTUALLY, I WAS ALWAYS TOLD THE TERM "MY PEOPLE" ISN'T POLITICALLY CORRECT AND OFTEN TIMES DEMEANING IN THE BUSINESS WORLD. THEY DON'T BELONG TO YOU-THEY WORK WITH YOU. THAT BUSINESS TRIP WASN'T ANYTHING LIKE I'D EVER BEEN ON, OR WANT TO GO ON! THANK GOD! IT WAS HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL. YOU SEEM CLOSE TO YOUR DAUGHTER, BUT YET SHE SEEMED RATHER UNCOMFORTABLE AND OFTEN EMBARRASSED BY YOUR "YOUTHFUL" APPROACH TO LIFE. I THINK YOU JUST TRY TOO HARD. AND YOUR HUSBAND, WHO SEEMS SO NICE (ALTHOUGH WE DON'T LIFE WITH YOU) JUST SITS AT HOME WHILE YOUR PRIORITIES SEEM ALL ASKEW. I HOPE THERE'S MORE TO THE END OF YOUR MARRIAGE THAN YOU PUTTING BUSINESS FIRST---HOW SAD IF THAT'S THE CASE. YOUR BEHAVIOR, IN MY OPINION, IS SOPHMORIC AND ALTHOUGH YOU WANT TO HAVE FUN...YOU NEED TO LEARN TO TONE IT DOWN! IT'S WAAYYYYY TOO MUCH!
Seattle rocks! Wish they would do a Housewives here!
Vicki, I thought I had read that you and Don split. Hope not! He seems like such a nice guy and that you guys could come to some type of compromise and still be happy.
One thing I have to mention, I think you put way too much trust in Tamara .. Past actions and her own comments prove that. Don't do it again.. you are there for her when it's convenient, she has some problems she needs to resolve on her own, don't allow yourself to get 'drug down' again this season.
WOO-HOO...or boo-hoo? You might think back now on your trip to the wineries with Simon and Tamra as being good times, that you and Donn were happy, and your marriage was good. I agree with you that Tamra is wrong in her analysis of Alexis' marriage, but HELLO...a little news, Vicki: your marriage has NEVER looked good to the viewers. Despite the renewal ceremony, your marriage still does not look good or admirable to anyone, especially when Donn called you a very foul word in the episode this season when you were moving furniture in your home. It still amazes me after all your complaining, that you came back and did another season. You do not exude happiness....especially on that old wine trip that you mention in this blog. Have you forgotten it was that episode where you declared that Donn does NOT FILL YOU LOVE TANK????!!! You call that happiness?
Your a strong successful women that many envy! Don't let the rude comments get you down. Focus a little more time on your family thou..don't break them up! You don't want to find yourself old and alone!
P.S I do have my life insurance through you and love it! Dave is our agent! Very attentive!
Vicki I wish i could see more of Vicki in Seattle your haveing a great time and that's awesome, you work hard and deserve to party more. Your daughters cancer scare was your stone throw that is telling you to enjoy your life more no one lies on thier deathbed wishing they worked more. The fun Vicki came out. Too bad Alexis wasn't allowed to get out and have fun I'm sure she would enjoy it!
Vicki-it was a nice change to see you out having fun and away from the drama! However, it was inappropriate to book a suite and have your employees all share beds and the same room. If this was just a trip with friends that would've been fine but not for a work trip! I do think its awesome how you do plan fun trips for your employees to show them your appreciation. Congrats on your award from the looks of it you deserve it. I hope your job continues to grow!
VERY ODD BUSINESS MEETING...NOTHING LIKE I'VE EVER BEEN ON, THANK GOD! MY OPINION IS THAT YOU TRY TO ACT YOUNGER THAN YOUR CHRONOLOGICAL AGE. NOW, THAT'S NOT ALWAYS A BAD THING WHEN LIFE IS ABOUT FUN. BUT, WHEN LIFE IS ABOUT BUSINESS...NOT SO SURE! I HAVE A 24 Y/O DAUGHTER WHO I KNOW WOULD BE SOOOO EMBARRASSED BY THE WHOOTING AND HOLLERING, DRINKING WITH THE YOUNG FOLKS, AND JUST ACTING SO IMMATURE. YOUR DAUGHTER SEEMS TO HAVE HER ACT TOGETHER AND I THINK IF YOU RE-WATCH SOME OF THOSE SCENES, SHE LOOKS UNCOMFORTABLE TO ME. YOU'RE VERY CLOSE AND THAT'S A GREAT THING. I WOULD JUST CONSIDER TONING IT DOWN.... THERE ARE SOME CRINGE WORTHY MOMENTS FROM THAT LAST SHOW! (WAS SHOCKED TO SEE YOU DRINK FROM A CUP WITHOUT KNOWING THE PEOPLE! TERRIBLE MESSAGE!!!!!
WOW! you're are going to get bashed for your comment... I go to work everyday - always have... love it... BUT... I know many stay at home moms who work HARDER than most people who go off to work and make MONEY... SORRY! FAMILY is way more important and you work much HARDER than a career occupation where you actually make MONEY... "HILARIOUS" I think you're HILARIOUS...
Why would you post that your daughter was sad and struggling about her ex getting married. If she is sad and struggling, do you really think she wanted everyone to know that and feel sorry for her? You signed up for the show, she didn't. If she wants to share her story, she will. You can talk about how great you are, but leave her alone. The whole match making portion was embarrassing too, poor Brianna. It's embarrassing to watch.
...and stop referring to your employees as "my people." It's so condescending. I wish one of them had the guts to put you in your place. You don't own them.
Hey Girl, as I watched the show I was saddened to hear you say that you and Donn were drifting apart again. I gotta honestly say that you have put your work ahead of your husband and family. Its great that you are financialy independent and capable of taking care of business, but you need to put in as much if not more time and effort in your marriage and family as you do the job. Things come and go, but love and family must be taken care of and treasured. My husband works very hard to make sure we have everything we need and more, but he NEVER NEVER EVER puts work ahead of us and our time together. I hope you realize how Blessed you are to be surrounded by a man and children that love you no matter what life brings. God Bless
Are you crazy girl? Being a wife and mother full time is the most thankless job/career on the planet. I was a stay at home mom until my kids were in school and then only worked while they were in school, now I'm a grandmother who lives for her grandchildren. Now these ladies have a greater advantage than I did because I didn't have nannies or housekeepers, but thats neither here nor there. Being a stay at home wife and mother is not only the best job in the world, its the hardest and least appreciated.
What a horrible comment. You're glad for heartbreak? Awful. You sound a lot more like a mean girl in high school than you'd probably ever admit.
I'm sorry for Brianna. I thought the way Colby dumped her was juvenile and cruel. I can tell it's hurt her deeply and I truly hope a man worthy of her finds her andmakes Cody and his memory eat his dust.
I've always enjoyed watching you over the last several seasons, but it amazes me that with everything you have been through, you still haven't figured out what is really important. I'm a very successful business person, as well. I almost gave up my marriage for my independence and financial moxy. But, I have found through some similar hard knocks, that it isn't what life is all about.
You seem to be just as self-absorbed and self-serving as you were before. You must seem to think you aren't worth anything unless you are successful in your business. Although your business is thriving, you are failing at life. Your children are your puppets, which your husband must have also tired of. They are going to turn on you, too one day.
Hope you find the strength to look at your insecurites and tackle them. I'm always asking myself now what is my legacy? I hope given the forum of opportunity you have, you can show the world what it's like to struggle in life from a non-financial level and see what is really important..your family. What do you really want your legacy to be? A successful business or a family that loves you. You don't seem to be doing well with both. Find your balance.
Get a grip Vicki! And stop portraying yourself as a screaming party over-aged party girl!! You woohoo all the time but Gretchen and her friends can't make noise at a party? You go into your employees' hotel rooms to wake them up because you are the mama bear? How unprofessional is that?!!
You are obviously a hard-working successful woman. Stop demeaning yourself with the bad behavior, catty comments and unprofessional acts.
Vicki, I am a lot like Don and my wife, like you, is married to her job. When we watch you on tv and how self-absorbed you are, it makes me upset that you, like my wife, can't see the distance growing between us everyday. My wife feels she is so important and that everyone at her work just loves her, blah, blah, blah. I can never finish what i am saying before my wife talks over me about...herself. I get to hear this every night when she comes home. She works through the weekends and says it's always "important". I wonder why "we" aren't important? I love my wife and miss "us" and it kills me to sit here day after day and grow numb from the neglect. I have confronted my wife and she, like you, doesn't get it. It's like she took a "it's all about me" pill and can't come down. I am not ready to give up but I am starting to think about leaving. I don't think she'd be as crushed as I would be. Her heart seems to have turned to stone.
Vicki, I have always defended you with your relationships with the other girls and felt I could relate to you in so many ways. I'm a working mother of three and i'm currently finishing up my degree so I due share the same perserverance. I know how hard it is to balance work with personal relationships. But this season, you have broken my heart. I have seen your husband stand by your side from the very beginning and never once let you down. You need to learn how to push your career aside at times and focus on your personal relationship. Your such a wonderful women. You owe yourself that. Stop using your work and an excuse, your pushing everyone who cares about you away. You don't want to celebrate all alone when you make it to the top.
I'm gonna have to quote Prince here...."act your age, mama, not your shoe size!"
Totally inappropriate work environment. Your need for love/attention is almost painful to watch. I miss Jeana - at least you had a friend in your generation who wasn't paying attention to you because you pay them.
I really hope Briana does make a move - she's a great person but desperately needs to cut the cord and move on!
Hey Vicki, I'm glad you love Seattle/Seafair! I agree with SaraJean about next time your up in Seattle you will have to have a meet and great with your fans...if you have time. I love the OC women they take the cake over the rest with the Beverly Hills women right behind! I'm so glad you are still on as I love the original cast of the RHWOOC. Hope to see you out on the water for Seafair this coming year!
I thought it was a little strange that you party with your coworkers, ever hear of keeping it professional? It is also very clear that you completely neglect Don. Why do you feel the need to go out and party at 40 something years old. I sympathize for Don putting up with you going off and partying up while he is at home. I don't think you will ever find someone as good as him and it was very selfish and mean of you not to make your marriage a priority. Not to mention this is the 2nd time that you have flirted with someone in a way that is not appropriate for a married woman. Honestly, it seems like you can be very self-centered and don't care about Don at all.
Vicki, I am still in shock from seeing your interaction with your team in and outside your hotel room in Seattle. Did that really happen? What I saw is not leadership on your part. The environment you are creating by putting your employees in what they are saying are uncomfortable situations (and on camera) is troublesome. How unfortunate.
Vicki, I can totally relate to how Briana is feeling. I went through a really rough break up a few months ago with the man that I thought I would marry as well. He had a new girl friend in a matter of weeks which was like pouring salt on an open wound for me. It took a long time to finally get over him but it still stings a little when I hear about him from mutual friends. Briana is just awesome!! She's super smart, super pretty and such a good role model. It's nice to see a younger girl on the show who is down to earth and doesn't act like the stereotypical OC girl!!
Vicki, start acting your age. It appears that you need to be the center of attraction. I hope Don finds someone who appreciates him. He acted like a little puppy around you.
Vicki, First of all I love your spirit and energy! Those that don't get it, obviously don't work in insurance, and I'm not talking P&C! I work at employee benefits brokerage and we always say, you need to be a little 'off' to work in Benefits! What people don't understand is that our industry changes every week and that it is 24/7. If someone has a claim or needs benefits, there are no 'office hours'! I completely understand your Seattle trip. You literally work your ass off during the day and play at night! No one wants to see a carrier/broker conference, we are interested in the social/wild aspect of your life. I've been in benefits for almost 4 years and I'm currently in my CEBS program. Its normal to put in 60 hour weeks. I email on vacation, answer phone calls at night and never really 'get away', but its the industry we picked and that's what people don't understand. We don't get vacations!
Love you and your work ethic!! For a 26 year old female in the industry, you are nothing short of inspirational!
Vicki, I think you're great. You're a loving mother and an extremely hard worker! You deserve all the good things in life that you have been blessed with. I must admit, sometimes it seems like you aren't happy in your marriage. And I know if you aren't happy with someone, it is hard to be nice to each other. IF you are unhappy, do both of yourselves a favor and go ahead and discuss a divorce. Yes, it sucks....I never support divorce but at the same time, you simply cannot spend the rest of your life being miserable and making each other miserable. As for the way you act on the show, I think you're adorable. NOBODY is perfect and yes, at times you say/do things you probably shouldn't, but don't we all? Keep up the hard work if that's what makes you happy and I'll see you on tv! :)
Yes!! I was thinking the exact same thing! People from Seattle take pride in the quirkiness of the individual neighborhoods and small shops, not the corporate domination that is Bellevue.
Vicki~ Perhaps you should be relocating to Seattle when you sell your house????? Just an idea! I would love to have you up here! If you do come up here I want to work for you! You are the most amazing person. I just start laughing when I see you! I’m glad to see you have your spunk back this season. Can you do me a favor and put Alexis in her place? I don’t like how sneaky rude she is to her “friends”.
After watching the way you have acted knowing you are being taped I would never buy insuance or have any business dealings with you. You may work hard but you have shown how unprofessional you really are. Please stop screaming woo hoo.
There are many things that I admire about you Vicki. For example, I admire how you have your own successful business and that you are self-sufficient. I appreciate that you have done a wonderful job of raising your children to be kind, well-adjusted, productive members of society.
On the other hand, there are some things about you that are not so attractive. For example, as other people have mentioned, you are extremely judgmental. You are quick to express your displeasure with the way someone else is living their life. You set yourself up to be the highest example of how women should conduct their lives. You give them disapproving looks, you tell them in no uncertain terms just what they are doing wrong and how they should correct themselves. Who died and put you in charge?
The way you interacted with your husband on the show was particularly disturbing. He seemed to try to laugh off your insults and put-downs, but it had to hurt badly. It was quite uncomfortable watching him being humilitated by his own wife on national TV.
Then there is your relationship with Tamra. The two of you are the epitome of the "Mean Girls." Both of you seem to think you should get all the attention wherever you go since you think you are the best-looking women around. You appear to be threatened by other attractive women especially if they are younger and maybe even sexier. It was beneath you to back up Tamra in her tirades against Gretchen. Tamra has her own issues, but your participation in that whole situation was shameful. While we are talking about Tamra, I believe Simon was right in suspecting that you were helping to stir up trouble in their marriage. Simon was too controlling, but so were you.
I hope to see a new and "improved" Vicki on the next season of HWOC. Woo hooo!!