Alexis Bellino

Alexis is glad that in the face of Gretchen's ultimatum, Tamra still chose to have her at wedding dress shopping.

on Jul 2, 2013

HAPPY 100th episode to us! Don't we look good for 100? All that botox pays off! LOL. I loved seeing all the old episodes, all the innocence, bad hairstyles (and GOOD!), and youthful skin! I can't wait to see what the next 100 have in store. Every year that I have been a part of this journey I thought would be the last year, but RHOC is like an endless clock; it keeps on tickin'. My involvement has encompassed every feeling possible, and I am truly grateful for the experience, memories, and growth that this show has given me.

Now, on to this week's episode. . .

I felt for Tamra when she and Eddie were discussing the aggravation of being behind schedule on their gym. That is always the way it goes. Whether you are starting a new business or building a home, the project takes three months longer than expected and always winds up costing thousands more.

I was impressed and happy that Tamra stood up to Gretchen about inviting me dress shopping. After all -- it is TAMRA'S day, period.

Tamra and I were fairly new "friends" at the point and time she invited me to go dress shopping with her, and, unfortunately, Jim and I had another engagement that evening. However, I was not going to miss sharing this special day with her. The only way I could attend is if I drove myself, so I missed the limo ride with everyone. When Gretchen got in the limo and said she and I aren't really getting along right now I flashed back to her hugging me goodbye at the salsa party. What the heck was that? She seems so confused. . .about life. I don't like or dislike her, I am simply indifferent. I can be in the same room with her, and she does not effect me. I want sincere, real, loyal people in my inner circle, but that doesn't mean I can't be cordial to everyone in the group.