When Tamra asked Brooks and I to join her and Eddie to Catalina, we were all in. Brooks had never been to Catalina before and we were hoping for a drama free nice little getaway weekend.
Unfortunately, right out of the gate there was an issue. While we were on the boat headed over to the island, the guys decided to buy a round of tequila. That was their first mistake. I think once tequila shots come out, tempers and inhibitions do too. What you didn't see on tonight's episode was the conversation between Eddie and I, talking about how we are both Aries, how we love to travel, how we love a good time, and how we are passionate about our work (amongst other things). It was all in fun, and in no way were we flirting or being disrespectful to Brooks or Tamra. What you didn't hear was Tamra saying how much we were alike and how we were saying opposites attract. When Tamra took Brooks hand and put it on her breast, it took us all of guard a little but I wasn't offended. I mean. . .it's Tamra. She loves to be playful, and I didn't think it was a big deal. When I looked at Eddie's face, I knew he was upset and I thought it was best just to remain quiet and not get involved, which isn't easy for me. I felt bad and didn't want the weekend to start off on a bad note, which it looks like it was going to.
THATs rude to say about Peggy , she was nothing but nice to you , and the only guest who ate your food with out complaining , Vicki you seem messed uo , are you JEls that Peggy and Tamara are friends too ???
I thought you and Eddie were having a bonding moment. I did not think it was flirting. Tamra turned me off a bit on that one and Eddie...hey he had every right to be pissed. As for the wine club...nice. I have to tell you though...you and I...we like the dirty martinis!!! I personally need to try it with olives stuffed with blue cheese...never heard of that until RHOC and it sounds amazing!!!
Whoa! Thought you and Peggy were friends?! Why slam her and her husband? That's no better than her slamming Lex and Jim... Thought there was nothing wrong with Gretchen's shoot. It was tasteful. Nothing wrong with the amount of skin she showed. Thought she looked beautiful. And, once again... we get it. You sell insurance.
Also, it was ABSOLUTELY ridiculous that Peggy came in and lied, not mentioning that Alexis has said they could go to lunch even tomorrow. Alexis just didn't want the drama at night at a party, she is trying to practice what she preaches (i.e. she got mad at Tamra for the mace she's not trying to create that type of drama at someone else's party)
Vicki- not going to judge you. Facts- You're having a relationship OUTSIDE of marriage, while you're STILL married. Whose God do you serve? Walk the talk, girl.....
Grow up. You act like an insecure child. It's a positive thing that Tamra and Gretchen are putting their grievances aside and making an attempt at civility. That is GOOD. Why would you be threatened by that?
Your're a 50 year old woman and your behaviour is not very becoming.
Thank you for recognizing that Peggy was the one causing all the friction at the party. Alexis wasn't "competing" with Peggy's daughter, she was discussing that she had had the same sort of injury and that she still had bumps on her skin from the pins. Also, I didn't see anything wrong with what you and Eddie were doing on the boat. Tamra totally overreacted and kudos for you for not freaking out about the hand on the boob. Big deal. The women were also very rude at your awesome party. It looked like a great spread and a great time.
I like you. I don't like Tamra!
She is very insecure and immature, also very catty. I especially didn't like that she said in her interview, "Stay away from my man b*tch", referring to you. She didn't seem like she was saying it in a joking matter, she also didn't look like she was too happy or getting that you and Eddie were just playing around on the boat.
You say you didn't get offended when she put Brook's hand on her breast, but I would have! Brook looked very uncomfortable and Eddie looked extremely embarrassed and pissed off, rightfully so. The fact that Brook had to clarify to Eddie that it was not him was so embarrassing and awkward. What a way to mess up the fun and cool vibe, Tamara!!!! If that were Simon she would have never done that, granted Simon would have not been innocently joking around with you either, but that’s beside the point. She has absolutely no respect for Eddie. He looked like a fool!
Watch your back when it comes to Tamra!
Vicki & her "air"quotes are so lame,she needs to start acting like a woman who is in her 50's & not a wanna be!I don't know why Tamara says she is afraid of Vicki I think think she is 1 big JOKE!!!And Tamara needs to get a life & stay out of everyone else life! Her nose is in everyone's business,maybe she should start watching out for her own. Now Gretchen She is great Love that woman she is so real & down to earth!
I haven't read your blog yet lol I actually haven't even finished watching the show.I was floored that your friend Tamra was so upset with you and Eddie.Seriously. I was cracking up at you~Brooks and Eddie..so fun!!
It was so funny to see how the crawfish were served at Vicki's party. I live in the south, right outside of Baton Rouge, and this is not how we do crawfish at all. We either put them on a tray of some sort and eat them, or we pour the crawfish onto a table covered with newspaper and eat them. I have never seen them served in a plastic bag lol
No Vicki, no one was confused by Gretchen's photo shoot. Gretchen was using her celebrity for a good cause, and we all appreciate that, and I'm sure the charity does too.
What does confuse me, however, is why you have so much animosity towards Gretchen at all? What has she ever done to you? Other than pure jealousy, I don't see a reason for it.
OMG!!! Vicki you are so two faced...did you not call Jim a smelly dork!!!! and now it sounds as if your siding with Alexis and sticking up for Jim...pick your team wisely....
Hi Vicki, I liked your party plan. I'm not a fan of Cajun spices (because they don't agree with me), I appreciate you trying to broaden the ladies' culinary experience. They were completely rude to scream and complain about the food being served. You may have missed Alexis' conduct. She was tension filled and idiotic. She still blames Peggy for a long ago, casual relationship with her Master. Notice, Jim is always MIA from every scene. If he can't support Alexis' dream to be on the show, I don't give their marriage a snow ball's chance in ----. The wine venture with Tamra sounds like a great idea. You both can really work it - product wise.
This is one of the first blogs you have written that I actually enjoyed and pretty much agreed with. I don't care for Alexis but Peggy is way out of line and acts so jealous. She comes off awful on the show! You need to stop being so bossy to Brookes -- it is great you found someone, don't be so controlling, let him be himself and pack whatever he wants to pack. I think Eddie blew the whole thing out of proportion. Tamra was being flirty as she always is and it was harmless. Eddie stop being insecure!
Lastly, you are being very catty as usual when it comes to Gretchen. I get the naked shot, it was for breast cancer and it was tastefully done and beautiful. All your comment screams is JEALOUS -- she has a kickin' body and is beautiful.
You are coming across a little threatened by the friendship between Gretchen and Tamera. Instead of questioning the fact they are working on the friendship, how about encouraging them. It is not a bad thing for them to get along. I think it makes the show easier to watch.
Also, Alexis is just as guilty of saying ridiculous things about Peggy as Peggy is about saying what she did about Jim. Alexis has competed with Peggy since she started on the show. If someone was doing that to me, I would probably react just like Peggy has.
I was not your biggest fan, and still on the fence with this season, but I applaud you for your comments in support of Alexis/Jim where Peggy is concerned. I like when people do things - as you did in your blog - for the right reason. Kudos!
Vicki, Not that you will read this, but, remember on the renunion show when you told Alexis you have been married 16 yrs (or whatever) and Tamara 15 years (again whatever) so just wait 10 years? You and your deadbeat dad boyfriend have been together a year (?) and he is God. Just wait until he gets sick of your controlling and starts acting like Donn. I think Donn was and is great - YOU made him into what you call "mean with a biting tounge, someone who can build you up and tear you right back down". Doesn't you only daughter running off to get married WITHOUT you say something? You need help lady. Oh and Peggy did NOTHING wrong. Stop kissing Alexis' A$$ - she is a snutty B.
Who the heck invites a group of women over to her home and then announces before dessert that they have to leave? I have never been to a dinner party before where the hostess announces before her guests even rise from the table that "it's a school night and we are now going to mingle and then you all have to leave". What the hell? You are not a new you. You are more of the same old, same old with a new man to control.
Vicki, I have always enjoyed you but the comments about Peggy in your blog are ridiculous. Obviously from the tone, you have become friends with Alexis which is fine, but please don't act like you were offended at what Peggy said at the time, for goodness sake you were nodding in aggreement. I am beginning to worry about your judgement without Don in your life. Jim is ok, Brooks is the love of your life????? Brooks doesn't pay child support, like Slade and you couldn't even stand to be in the same room with Slade over it. Perhaps its time to give Don a call.............
Being as I am from New Orleans, I was salivating at the food that was being served last night. Of course, I eat like that all the time !!!! It looked delish. It is a shame your guests were so rude about it.
Nope. I wasn't confused at all. Why are you looking for a negative aspect in a positive act. Jealousy maybe.. hmmm..
Vicki, Gretchen's photo shoot was one of many I have seen for Breast Cancer that have been in the nude. I have even seen full body shots. Give it a rest, you don't like her and are probably just a wee bit jealous of her. You seem to be alot happier this season so don't spoil it but acting this way.
For the love of all things holy, I cannot imagine what world these women were raised in where the idea of a Cajun dinner is so foreign to them. Vicki, you handled yourself with an understated patience and grace. Another raging example of how money does not buy class, intelligence, diversity or common sense. Three of the guests (Gretchen, Alexis and Tamara) were NOT born and bred in Orange County, and therefore, should have a better sense of Southern cuisine. I'm just baffled by the epic rudeness consistently displayed on this ship of fools.
Vicki, In the beginning credits you look quite different. Have you had work done recently?? You look great by the way.
Vicki, I've been a fan of yours since day one!! I have a fear that things with Gretchen & Slade are going to be difficult because of your stand on Slade's child support issues. Now that Gretchen & Slade have found info on Brooks, it's going to get ugly! I hope this doesn't come back to bite you!!
I thought the food you served at your party was a great idea and a fun change. I am originally from New York, but now live in Mississippi, and I love cajun food! It's too bad that the ladies were too close minded to even try the food. Oh well, they are the ones missing out!
The women were very funny pretending to be so offeded by your cuisine. They think they are sooo fine. However, the presentation in what appeared to be small garbage bags was classless. Don't let the bitches grind you down.
Vicki wake up and smell the coffee, you are going through a mid life crisis. Drinking and carrying on with Tamra and your new boyfriend on national television? Are you kidding? I would't buy eggs from you let alone insurance or wine! Get over yourself. There's a lot of people out there with troubles far bigger than yours with your poor self in a bad marriage for 16 years. Come on Donn was a good man and you disrespected him on television. You should be ashamed of yourself and have embarrassed your kids too. I think you and Tamra make a great couple, both ego maniacs and shameful to the people around them. And you sign your blog with love love love? You don't know what that is......
I was going to say something negative, but then I read your blog. You are standing up for Alexis! You do have a heart and a big heart it is.
I am such a fan of yours. I hope this show continues for many more season WITH you in it! I think you are a great inspiration to women of all ages!
you are right vicki.alexis was the much bigger person.i like the bellinos.you look so much happier this season.keep your head up and try and dismiss the negitive things that come your way.you and alexis i know love and believe in the lord.go girls stay true.
Pleasantly surprised by your blog this week. You must honestly be in a much better place in your life to be standing up for what's right rather than crazy emotions for a change. Good for you!
Vicki.... I could not believe that you told Brooks what to pack in his suitcase and then said you would not control him or he would not let you control him. Then later you told him he was getting rid of his crocks. I think you are too overbearing and controlling for him. Sorry honey...it will not last. You should like a man for who he is not try to form him into what you want. That food was discusting and I would not have eaten it. Shots are for young adults that want to get drunk fast....not for middle aged women and men. Sorry to be so negative here but geez....
Was Gretchan's nude photo shoot for breat cancer awareness any different from Tamara's nude photo shoot for NH8? Come on, now, Vicki. Quit making me defend Gretchan. Grow up.
What a fun episode, loved seeing you so happy and jovial. Brooks seems like one great guy, think youve found a winner Vicki! :)
Pretty simple message, Vicki. Breast cancer awareness. Breasts! She was not showing her vagina. It was tasteful and meant to shock. Not shocked to see you do not approve. Overall, pretty tired of hearing you tear people down. Not sure how bad this season will be and more than likely, I will not watch all of the episodes. When you are on, I tend to fast forward. It is sad to see an older woman acting like a teenager. I appear very needy. I think you should take a step back, see everything you have to offer, grow up a bit, and try to stay positive and not hypocritical.
Vicki, What did Peggy do to you? Did I miss something? Alexis has been bad mouthing Peggy all over the place. I feel Peggy is totally right and Alexis is a Whack-a-do. Is there going to be a confrontation between you and Peggy?
I loved the scene with you and Brooks you look so happy. I liked Donn also, hope the two of you remain friends and on good terms throughout this divorce. But the heart wants what the heart wants. I really like Tamera but she really needs to tone it down with all the sexual inuendos. That is such a turn off and quite unladylike.
Stay true to yourself and beliefs......................
How is Gretchen posing nude with her handbag any different than Tamara posing nude with another woman for No H8? Stop looking for reasons to bash Gretchen, it seems your a little jealous of her....
You were "confused" by Gretchen's handbag campaign, seriously? I thought you were more intelligent than that. Its very similar to Peta campaigns that people do naked. Nice little dig there, Vikki, saying "confused" as a passive aggressive way to talk crap. STOP that. Its ugly.
I am so happy for you to be in a relationship that seems to suit you. He seems like a genuine man and it appears that the two of you do like and respect each other. As for Gretchen posing nude, no that is not what she was doing. She was topless and I, being a breast cancer survivor, did not find it offensive at all. It really is because you don't like her. Funny how it did not bother you one bit when Tamra and Eddie were having sex on tv in the bathtub, sometimes it is all about who you like or don't. If it was Tamra doing it, would you still be confused? Be happy for your life now and stop with the jealousy of Gretchen. She is young and could be your daughter so think about that. Jealousy does not look good on anybody. As for Peggy, I do agree with you. She is a very confused woman. She was never friends with Alexis and if she was, you all better run for the hills. She is nobodys friend. She just wants face time. What her and Jim did is between them and none of our business. How dare she? Good luck to you and be happy that all is well in your life. xoxo
You are such a prude. Its hard for me to imagine you in this century. How can you be such a savvy business woman and blush like a woman in the 1700's at the mention of body parts. Are you for real? Its a put on right? Even my grandmother is more worldly than you when it comes to discussing the body and sexuality. Grow up Vickie, no one is that innocent at your age. It gets really old and you seem so fake when you get flustered and genuflect at the mere mention of sex. After all you have had children, your not a nun. Get real, we all are human sexual beings. Or go live in a convent.