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Sorry for the short blog, but we are in Hollywood for official launch party and I'm running late! I want to say thank you to StopStaring.com for dressing me tonight in a 1940s vintage-style dress. I love the look!
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I can't believe you didn't address Brooks' remarks about Mike and Ryan in your blog! I went to the blogs first thing this morning to see what you had to say about it. What a horribly awkward scene to watch, it must have been worse in person. I have found in my life when you find yourself having to defend your significant other to your family/friends there is a reason. I believe you are just truly looking out for Vicki by being suspicious of Brooks. I wonder as she watches these episodes if she sees now where you were coming from with your concern. I wanted to say I like you so much better this season. I had written you off as the mean girl in prior years and didn't think you could change. Please stay in the positive, the episodes where everyone is laughing, acting silly, and having fun are so much more fun to watch than the yelling and cattiness.
I have not been a big fan of your's for the last 2 seasons, but I now think you are GREAT! I understand that you were in a bad ( if not horrible situation) with your now ex-husband and it seems that you were really directing that toward Gretchen unjustly, but the way you attacked her was uncalled for. That said I love the interaction between the two of you. You seem to have taken on the role of best friend big sister with Gretchen. You were able to give her your opinon on her potentially getting engaged with Slade in such a way that you came across as really do caring about her and didn't have to critisize or belittle him in doing so. You I love the wisdom and compassion that I am seeing in you this season.
You are so great, Tamra! I have seen so much growth and change in you! You have come into your own! I love watching you! Thanks for allowing me to join the ride!! You make me laugh!!
Tamra, I have to say that I began to not like you the last 2-3 seasons because you were a mean girl to Gretchen. However, I'm loving you this season! I'm glad you and Gretchen are friends now, you two are a lot alike. It's good to see you happy with Eddie because Simon was a douche, although not as much as Jim! I'm totally with you on Brooks. Speaking of which, Vickie claims to be happy and in love, but I just don't see it. She never smiles, she's so "dull" anymore, and she seems to be trying too hard to make Brooks into something she wants, but something that he's obviously not. Not to mention how selfish she is. I hope that one day you can see some good in Slade. I don't (nor will I ever) understand Alexis, I hate Jim, I miss Donn and Jeana, but I love Terry's wittiness! I'm glad you and Heather are keeping it real!
Gretchen, stay on Vicki about Brookes. It pisses her off now, but she'll thank you in the end. He's a con artist and eventually he'll be exposed, just hopefully not after he's taken full advantage of her.
Enough with the drag queen comments about Alexis! Whether you like her or not, it's such a mean girl comment and frankly you seem to be the only mean girl left...everyone else seems to be getting along. Don't you think it's time to leave middle school behind?!
D's, C's, FF's, whatever. To quote God: "They're boobs, enjoy my gift to you already and stop the overanalysis!"
Tamra - I have really disliked you over the past few seasons on the show but I must say that I am so happy that you have stepped up and changed your attitude. You are such a better person now. I was at the point that I thought you were mean and ugly because your personallity was so bad but now I think you are beautiful! Please continue to be the new Tamra and don't let anyone bring you back down.
Lately, you seem to have gotten to a more respectful place, one of peace with yourself. It is refreshing to watch an episode without the potty mouth of hopefully another time. You are so much more when you project yourself as you do lately.
I want to like you more than I do, but why do you always have to have a target? First Gretchen, then Jeana, now Alexis. You can be pretty likeable, but Alexis is so sweet, and supportive of everyone-you included. What has she done to you? Good choice on the boob job, you look great. You should go brunette, you would look so gorgeous. Lovin you and Eddie, he seems to really make you happy. Just be a little kinder, and you could be a favorite.
Tamra, I am so glad to see everyone is getting along. I have to agree with you about Brooks....I don't trust him!
Where can I find that French sizing for a bra. I am a A-B cup, maybe it can make me into a full C cup. LOL. Glad to see the ladies getting along. It's sometimes exhausting watching all the drama amongst you ladies. I'm sure more exhausting for you to live it!
Tamra, PLease stop with the ALEXIS-drag queen remarks! It's really getting old! You have always have a target, I hope one day the bulls-eye isn't pointed at you.....not sure you could handle it.
Hey Tamera, Brookes wasnt charming anyone, he was blowing smoke up your butts. You were calling it as you saw it during your one on ones. The launch party wasnt the time or place for Brianna and Mike to meet Brookes. The kids seem to think Brookes is an opportunist. Brookes was driving Vicky's car and she's buying his clothes. It seems like to double standard, if the situation was reversed, Brookes was rich and successful, Vicky of moderate means, no one would bat and eye. More often than not, that's the case. It doesn't seem fair to Vicky. Look at Vicky she's very attractive and successful what man wouldn't want her? Brookes is an older man,not as prosperous, no one is perfect, if he's the man she wants, it is what it is. With that said, Mike, Briana, YOU, hopefully pulled the guy aside let him know ya'll are watching him. Maybe even do a background check. Who knows, Vicky's in insurance, insurance agents do a background, credit check before giving a quote. It's a fast click of their fingers to find out about anyone. Brookes seems like he tries to hard. That, so far is his biggest flaw.I hate to bring up old news, it's sad, all Don had to do was be more affectionate. When push comes to shove, when a wife of several years becomes sick, a husband will take care, love his wife. Many times a boyfriend will bounce out. Regarding what Heather said about formal parties and proper etiquette. Come on now, it wasnt like it was a white house dinner. Ive been to formal Oscar parties, and have seen people picking at their food. Wearing formal gowns and tuxes does not necessarily mean one has to be stiff and boring. Gretchen was funny. Who cares she was being real.
Tamra, You seem to be in such a better place this season, I like it! However, for the life of me I can't understand why you are friends with Vicki, she is so selfish and full of herself. And don't even get me started about her boyfriend, ugh! I am really glad you are trying so hard to mend your rift with Gretchen, being nice becomes you. Speaking of which, with your implants out you look amazing! Keep up the good attitude it works for you.
I never thought in a million years that I'd have something nice to say to or about you, but I have to say you looked lovely @ the wine party. The dress was stunning and the hair looked SOOO much better up than when you wear it down.
I agree about Brooks he is creepy with his comments about the sons etc. He screams con artist and his comment about making everyday a Prom for Vicki UGH!!! She is so smart and I can't believe she is falling for all this crap. Even if he does mean it it's weird. Keep being there for her and hopefully he won'ttake her heart and money......
What is with Vicki defending Brooks weird actions by saying that is how southern man are . UMM NO , I am from the south and I can tell you they don't act like that , well the sane ones don't . Just watch your girlfriends back and be there for her when his true intentions are brought to light . Lots of love from the south
Leave Alexis ALONE!!!! People could say ALOT about you but refrain from doing so!! Put on your BIG GIRL PANTIES and stop the bullying!!! If I was her I'd put you in your place and quick!!
You look so much better now since your surgery. Before you looked like a trophy wife. I had liked Brooks and thought it was just southern charm until he expressed how he felt about your son and Vicki's son after meeting them for 5 seconds, full of you know what. Keep your eyes open for your friend there.
Tamra, I think there is a nice lady in you after all!!! I hope being pleasant is part of you just being happy. Good luck to you. Patricia
Tamra, I think there is a nice lady in you after all!!! I hope being pleasant is part of you just being happy. Good luck to you. Patricia
I am with you about Brooks he asks her to many questions about her money and stuff I think he is a gold digger. I like you much more now since you and Gretchen are getting along you have to remember no one has a clean slate in their past so its best to forgive and forget. I love the new you so keep up the great work and God bless you in anything you do.
I'll be completely honest, I've not liked you very much AT ALL since your arrival on the show, UNTIL this season. Between shedding Simon, and gaining Gretchen, I feel like you're becoming more and more likeable, and I'm really enjoying you now!!!
Tamra, you have come a long way and although I think Alexis is dippy, she isn't a mean person at all and doesn't deserve the comments you make about her. She is who she is and she seems happy with her life and in her own way she is starting to show signs of independence. She'll figure it out when it comes to Jim.
I am so happy to see you have removed your breast implants. You look so much better and healthier. Some of the other ladies look so trashy with their too-large of breasts. Probably you notice it is much easier to exercise and stay fit as a result. Good job.
Tamra - Love you this year and I love that you have mended your friendship with Gretchen as you two are really great together. I applaud the implant removal. I think your next move should be to mend the fences with Alexis as she is hurting. You have really grown this past year and I think extending the olive branch would really show that you are a good person. Best of luck to you.
Tamra - I've come to like you this year...you are a much nicer person. And you look much much better without the implants....more natual, still a great figure, and looking your best. I agree with your reservations about Brooks -- he just comes across as "smarmy", overdoing the compliments (does he mean anything he says??) i think Vicki is seeing what SHE wants to see - trying to make him over to please herself? We'll see how things turn out. You had good advice for Gretchen, and you seemed to have her best interests at heart. She is right (and so are you). If she and Slade marry, she can be hit for responsibility for some of his debts. Best to remain as is, and keep things separate until all his issues are settled. Her Dad handled Slade's request for her hand beautifully....great advice there too. Looking forward to seeing you in future episodes....
Tamra you're such a beautiful and honest person. I'm glad to see you so much happier. Eddie seems wonderful!
Tamra- you are fabulous :) Please be nice to Alexis. If you can make amends with Gretchen and stop taking shots at Slade, then you can find kindness in your heart for Alexis. I enjoy your humor so much !!! You say things that I generally keep in my bubble. Lol !! I like the show much more when everyone gets along. Jealousy, cattiness and nastiness just aren't pretty. PS- Eddies seems like a great match for you ;)
I just love you this year Tamra!! You can be a mean girl, but, don't we all have a little bit of mean girl in us,!! I wish you would give fans to come out for a meet and greet, I just love Gretch, and always have and I definately want to order the wine, Love the show and you are right about Brooks and I hate it coz Vicki is gonna get her heart broke. And I wish Donn and his new girlfriend could be in the show, that would be more intersting than SLADE.
I believe that with each episode you are growing and maturing and I think Eddie as well as your current state of happiness have a lot to do with it. I really enjoyed seeing you and Gretchen being good friends and having a heart to heart conversation. It really made me happy that you were confiding in each other and were really supporting each other in life, relationships and current business ventures. I think that you blog was very supportive of Slade and even the way you were talking about the show was supportive. I like how you are realizing that even though personally you may not be the biggest fan of Slade you realize that he loves Gretchen and she loves him and that you respect their relationship. I think that that not only says a lot about your character as a person but it also has shown the growth you have endured over the past few years! I also like your cautiousness when it comes to Brooks and Vicki. Although, she may take some of your one on one comments as negativity I think that you are trying to saying them in a joking/sarcastic tone and she is taking it negatively. I think that some of your comments are spot on and I think that Vicki is really lucky and blessed to have a great friend in her life, looking out for her best interest and hoping that she will not get hurt or taken advantage of. Sometimes when we are in love, head over heels and quick, we put our blinders on or lose sight of some red flags that we would normally pick up on because we want the love and affection so much and don't want to see any negativity in the people that we love. I think that Vicki is or at least was in that stage when the show was filming, so having her children and you have concerns is definitely good for her. I thought it was a rather awkward moment when Brooks was talking about Mike and Ryan but I understand that he was probably trying really hard to fit in and was nervous about meeting Briana and Mike and wanted Vicki to also feel more comfortable in the situation. I think personally that Brooks is trying really hard in front of the cameras to be the southern charming gentleman and it is coming across to viewers and unauthentic. I would hope that he acts differently when the cameras are not rolling. I hope that you have a great Mother's Day Tamra and continue to grow and mature as you are doing!! I am a huge huge huge fan!! Happy Mother's Day again!
You are my favorite! I really like you and Gretchen getting along, I hope it stays that way as you two do seem so much alike! So great to see you guys having fun together!!!
You have come a long way, Tamra. I am proud of you for becoming a strong and independent woman, which leads to self-confidence and less caddishness.
All season, I have been feeling something is off about Brooks. His accent doesn't even sound authentic. He is coming on too strong too fast for my taste.
Keep up the improved Tamra we the viewers are enjoying!
I honestly think Brooks was quite tipsy during this episode.......he was talking goofy......the way you were looking at him cracked me up. Could read your mind! lol
Baby steps - you're getting better - but still have a ways to go! BTW, nice dress! I love how no one is mentioning you and Brianna wore the same one...
Bravo please post.
For those that are congratulating Tamra on how she is this season, I'm holding off on it only because she has a new target now, instead of Gretchen, it's now Alexis who is getting her negative comments and catty attitude.
The friendship with Gretchen is moving a little too fast and seems kind of forced on Tamra's side. Also Tamra has a tendency of throwing Vicki under the bus for others. Remember last season with the whole fiasco with her then husband. Having him blame Vicki for everything when all the time it was Tamra running to Vicki complaining and when people ganged up on Vicki, Tamra did not stick up for her. She even apologized to Vicki for doing that after her marriage was going downhill and Vicki did not want to hear it anymore.
Sorry Tamra, I believe you are up to something, just don't trust you right now. Real change is being nice or tolerant to everyone and not being so catty to some
I know you like to stirr the pot a little bit and that's one of the things I LOVE about you!!! And you are on point with Brooks that cat is shady!!!
If you have any influence over Vicki, Brooks is after a sugar mama. If she is so slow she can't see that she is truly desperate. For someone so controlling, she is very blind. Does he work, or does he live in the OC with Vicki and talk his BS
Tamra,what is wrong with you.you have not changed at all this season.you are always ripping on someone.you having fun bullying lexie this season.will you ever be a nice person.she can forgive but should not trust you.gretchen is not a true friend.she is selfabsored.
This is to Tamra i am so happy an proud that you wanted to hash thing's with gretchen , i can see you to have a ball togather an that's what freindships about:) love all you housewives much love ladies....
I have seen a softer Tamra and I like it. u just look happier. I looooved ur expressions when "weirdo" (Brooks) was talking about how ur sons came from "WORRIOR WOMEN" I thought that was so weird??? Vicki is so smart what the heck? Can't she see this guy is loopy? Briana was a little rude, but she is smelling a rat too. Poor Vik I hope this guy doesnt screw her over..