Having Tamra pack two suitcases and not know whether she was going to tropical or cold weather was a really fun idea, although I would have been extremely frustrated with that because it takes me over a week to pack for any vacation! I also loved the girls "sashing" Tamra the minute she arrived to the airport.
The restaurant Heather chose looked amazing. However, I definitely think this group was not interested in a fancy-schmancy dinner on this occasion. It seems to have set the tone for the rest of the evening's crankiness. I probably would have left to go dancing too if the mood was going sour! I really enjoyed watching Tamra and Vicki getting along so well and whooping it up together. I would rather watch love and happiness, than fighting and cattiness.
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I liked you a lot in this episode. Glad you were open to Tamra.Only way I'd like you more? DON'T go for the 4th baby - dump the creepy husband - and meet your Prince Charming. Jim is not cute or fun enough for you.
Alexis ,Tamara is now going to turn on Gretchen she always has to have an issue with some one and BE Careful she will sting you with her poison darts before you realize it. Vicki's one of the worst people you could hang with she will always have Tamara's back and the rest of you can drowned as far as she's concerned . Vicki and Tamara are birds of a feather so be careful .
This is about as real as I've known Alexis to be, and it was nice. She accepted Tamra's meeting and went in with an at least partially open mind. I think the experiences that Tamra has been through have opened her eyes and softened her heart.
I like Gretchen but I hope she lets Tamra be friends with Alexis if she wants to, remembering that it was Tamra that made the steps toward her to open the doors of communication.
I agree that you have been bullied by some of the women on the show. It is very heartless of them and very awful. Bullying can happen at any age and it is very hard to understand. My only advice is at least you know that you would never treat anyone like that. Just keep being yourself.
AT least Tamra has owned up to her behavior; Tamra's behavior is understandable but not necessarily acceptable. You are going in the right direction with Tamra just embrace it.
Alexis, I'm going to pray for you sister in Christ. You keep your armour on. Pray for the friendships awaiting you too, because there are ones! I'm so proud of the person I see in you this year, Alexis. Gretchen was not your friend. She's a user and her depth of feelings is quite shallow. I know your heart is so full of 2nd chances. Please be careful. God bless, Alison
alison_fairone Gretchen didn't use Alexis for anything. Alexis became a little over needy and at the time Gretchen couldn't handle it because of all the idiocracy with Vicki, Slade's son being sick, and helping Slade find a new job.
Still was not a excuse to be so nasty and vindictive towards allexis. I've like gretchen in the past but not so much this year.
Tonight's episode was great....made it a whole 39 minutes with no Alexis. And, I didn't miss her. Didn't even realize she was missing until they cut to her 39 minutes in. Then, it was like, oh yea - here is the one who tries to hard. The others (exclude heather) may be a bit off their rocker, but atleast they own it.
Please don't fall for this Tamara is getting a spin off show she may have a motive behind "making nice" Im sure at the reunion she will be there crying over everyone saying she was doing this or that for sympathy and somehow talk about everything she has been through to make the show all about her
Although you don't outright say it, I feel you realize you are being played - at least at some level - by Tamra which is a relief. Unsure how Tamra manages to have 1 friend nevertheless how she can be so incredibly hateful, spiteful, malicious, even evil, etc., to a person then have that person board the 'BFF' train (ala Gretchen). You have a big heart to give her a toe in the door....just be careful. You never deserved her or her cohorts hateful wrath.
Tamra is not to be trusted. She really is trying to save face for the wedding spin-off, which i hope NO ONE will watch. Prior seasons show her being the mean girl more than once: remember when she deliberately tried to get Gretchen drunk to humiliate her? Her true selfish colors are coming out and you're coming out on top Alexis. Stay strong!
I really think you cant see how annoying you are. I have to change the channel when I see you. You come off so fake and you are really uninteresting. I hope Bravo comes to its senses and replaces you with ....anyone.
I have resorted to dvr'ing the show just so I can fast forward through the alexis portions.
@Lambypie68 Then go to another person's blog who you enjoy listening to. Your comments are childish and quite frankly, seem a bit obsessive. Why would you track this young ladies blog down only to insult her. She is someone's mom, wife, daughter, aunt--- great friend, confidant. She is a loving child of God as well. Let it go now, please. You've said your piece. Alison
WEll - not that I'm surprised......Tamra is having her own 'wedding show" and needs the audience to watch. She is still a person not to be trusted but I'm glad you have a sense of relief from all her badgering. Maybe she has learned that bad behavior is not acceptable ....
she of all people, preaching about how someone else should change.......
I hope it is real and not just for the cameras.
I'm with you about Vicki......I don't know why we are supposed to believe Laurie......has she become another Gretchen? Obviously, Vicki trused her with secrets ( no matter what they are) and she is now on national television divulging them. Gretchen seems to be the same type.
Tamra is always involved in things like this and now Gretchen has become another Tamra. I am completely disgusted with Gretchen and she had better realize that she will be off the show if she doesn't stop this behavior.
I'm glad you found out that Gretchen is not a friend. STay with people like Lydia. She is not the most trustworthy either but her intentions seem honest and good.
What makes you think that Bravo would ever take Gretchen off the show for "this behavior" (as you say). Have you seen the show? Wow.
Alexis, you really need to get off the "bullying" wagon. When people are criticizing you for the same thing, it's time to wonder whether you are guilty of the behavior (in this case being extremely materialistic).
I don't think that you have a mean bone in your body. I think you are just blind to some of your faults.
I have watched you over the years and honestly, I had a pretty poor impression of you. I am glad to see that you are doing some self growing.
I think you're the most sensitive Lady on the show and that makes you vulnerable. That's okay as it's who you are. I think you we're entitled to feel the way you did regarding Gretchen and Tamra bullying you. I'm happy too see that you all made up. I do however feel that some things needed to be shared, and I'm speaking about Vicki. The bottom line is that what's done in the dark will come to the light. Yes, Lauri does have diarrhea at the mouth sometimes. However, so does everyone else. Think of the times you've spilled the beans about something. Stop judging people, lest you be judged. I think this info needed to be shared for one of 2 reasons. We all know how judge mental all of these ladies have been. Vickie being the main one doing the judging, especially during the previous seasons. She liked dishing dirt on others, however, when the dirt was thrown back, she got very angry and defensive. Barring in mind that we don't see every waking moment in their lives, we had no idea of her escapades with other men/women as Lauri described. Vicki was quick to let us know about Don's adulterous affair on the show. Do you ever wonder why her children were so angry with her in regards to the way she treated Don. Kids know things and we all saw right through Brooks. I hope that Vicki can move past all the chaos (meaning Brooks), and live her life even if that means being single for the remainder of it. It's a true saying that money can buy a lot of things, but not happiness and love!
Alexis, I think you did good at lunch with Tamara. She really did need to apologize to you!! Her actions at her party where that of a 10 year old. Heather really is a proper lady. I think you should call her and invite her for lunch. You don't need Lydia to fix that one. Heather appears to be very proper in every sense of the word. Maybe you should give her a chance.
Don't trust Tamra, she just likes to play the victim to have any excuse for roaring at people, bullying, and throwing wine into their faces. Her motives might be more difficult to see when you are directly affected but at least, the viewers could see right through her poor-me-my-mom-didn't-love-me game. She actually threw her own mother under the bus not to own up to any of her behavior, I mean, how far can one go?
It seems like the reason Tamra wants to keep your relationship (Tamra/Alexis) just between the two of you is because she knows Vicki will be scheming to ruin it as soon as she finds out about it.
Alexis, I don't think Vicki has your best interests at heart at all... It seemed like she invited you to Mexico so there could be more drama at your expense. If you had been in the bathroom with Gretchen and Heather, it seems likely Vicki would have ditched you right along with them.
Alexis, I would much rather watch love and happiness then fighting and cattiness, too! But, watching Tamra and Vicki didn't seem at all like love and happiness to me. It seemed that Tamra was trying to show love to Vicki. But, I definitely didn't pick up on any love or happiness from Vicki toward Tamra at all. Vicki seems to still be stuck in catty-fighting mode; all she appeared to care about was making sure Gretchen was left out. It also seems like part of the reason Tamra wanted to meet you, Alexis, is because she really doesn't want to be mean to you anymore, and it was beautiful to watch the two of you together (without Vicki there to turn it into a fight).
I understand that you have to be relieved not to have the animosity between you and Tamra anymore but please don't think for a second Tamra was sincere. She really didn't even apologize. "Whoever's fault it was.."that's not taking responsibility. Basically what she was saying is, "Sorry you felt bad." Not "I'm sorry that I made you feel bad" There is a difference. I understand that you have to take what you can get because that twit can't offer anything else but please understand she isn't a sincere person. These last few episodes about Tamra have been nothing more than Bravo-led PR and damage control. She's supposedly getting a wedding spin off and because she alienated so many viewers by being rude to you, they must have given her an ultimatim. Be cordial but don't expect anything genuine with a phony like Tamra.
Tamra making up with Alexis was very self serving. She has a lot at stake and needs to get back in the viewers good graces.
Alexis, don't be a wimp. Tamra' s apology stinks because it is ego-centric based: 'I don't want to be mean' she declared.....not....I am sorry for being cruel and etc etc....whatever that might have reflected the sincere remorse. It felt like she was dragged against her will to do something she vaquely felt it would benefit her in the long run but it was so alien to her brutal nature. You need not lfeel moved or lose tears over her gesture because its sincerity is not proven. Keep being kind and improving. You look cool with your short haircut and the outfit when you met Vicki. I am so proud you said No to her invite to Porta Varllarta. It could only turn into another humiliating Alexis feast by those three.
I absolutely agree with the other bloggers you are a cut above Tamara so please make sure you wash your hands after being around that.
bravogirl313 If Tamra is so bad then why did she apologize
and make peace with her. Lydia is the peacemaker. The 3 of them
needs to spend more time together. Lydia - Tamra - Alexis
It is clear that a wound has been healed.
Everyone can see that.
tenpennys bravogirl313 Give her time.
I have high hopes for Alexis. She just needs more and
more meetings/ lunches with Tamra & Lydia.
This will take some time. They will get there.
Alexis just needs to drop the victim card.
Accept the constructive criticism. Then move forward.
Is Tamra for real? I mean its great that Lydia wants to play super hero Mrs. Friendship Fixer-upper but some things are just plain inexcusable. When did it become okay to have a complete and total tantrum at a party, kick someone out and then go on like you did not just act like a raving lunatic??
Does no one have a backbone in this group?? Or is everyone just so scared of being the next target? These ladies are not only completely condoning this behavior, they're rewarding Tamra with a big ol' bachelorette party. Am I missing something? Is there some secret footage that explains the true mystery as to why Tamra is a worthwhile person to be around?
And I love the, kind-of-sort-of trying to mend fences but shhh...let's just keep this between the two of us. Who is this wack job? Uh, the rest of us can see you.
Alexis, do yourself a favor. Walk away.
addictedtoHW Yes, you nailed it with "is everyone just so scared of being the next target?" Read up on "secondary bullying" - it is when some members of a group follow the lead of a primary bully and participate solely out of fear of being the next target.
I just think even though you seem to be attacked by everyone, you always keep your cool, unlike Tamra, who acted like a 10 year old when she kicked you out of her event. I'm sorry but grown women don't act like her.I'm glad she FINALLY realized she has a problem and maybe she needs some anger management classes.or something..she always tries to pick fights with people. It's almost like the ones she does this with, she maybe really wants to be their friend, like she did with Gretchen and Vicki? Remember how she made trouble with Gretchen last season? I think some of Tamra rubbed off on Gretchen too, I don't think she used to be so catty!
That was nice of Tamra to do that. BUT, she is a bully a she will talk about you just as soon as you turn your back. God wants us to forgive, but we don't have to be friends with that person. We just have to forgive. Stay away from her. Your a good person and there will be more drama if you continue to hang out with them. She doesn't give God one thought. Why would you want someone in your life like that, just pray for her, but don't be her friend or you are going to get hurt again. She talks about everyone, I mean everyone......
You can be cordial with Trashy Tamra but NEVER trust her. The scene with you was for HER, she needs viewers of her upcoming Bridal special to girly Eddie.
So happy for who you are showing this season. You ARE talking slower and clearly thinking before you speak. Really like you this season.
karen9822 I hope she is done being targeted for victimization. No one is deserving of being ganged up on for premeditated group sessions of name-calling, insult hurling, social exclusion or any other form of emotional bullying,
Alexis, please continue to grow as a person. Try to spend as much time as
possible with Lydia. Also, make a simple effort to do at least 1 selfless act
and expect nothing in return. Watch what happens.
God Bless You!
I feel bad for you. You think Tamra owed you an apology and you got one and that is so short-sighted. What Tamra did was self-aware, mature, reflective, vulnerable and compassionate and will contribute to her long-term self-growth. You can't even see how you contributed to the situation, continue to see yourself as the victim and unfortunately, will continue to find yourself in similar scenarios until you are accountable for your own behavior and perspective. Start playing the long game or you'll be left in the dust as everyone else grows up.
Awww.. Tamra is so reflective and compassionate that she asked Alexis not to tell anyone that they had reconciled. Isn't that something.
@carom Exactly. Tamra knows that the other women may not feel the same way about Alexis. They may be confused, they may not understand her willingness to give Alexis a chance, they may even feel threatened or betrayed. Each woman has their own issues with Alexis and Tamra is smart enough to give their new friendship a chance without complicating it with everyone else's opinion. I feel Tamra will be disappointed though because Alexis has yet to be accountable for her role in any of the drama.
rachel.n.lee.7 carom Alexis was just standing
in a - No Growth - box. That is no longer the case. Go ahead
and thank Lydia for that.
@DrTruth I push forward while holding Lydia's hand and five steps backward in her blogs doesn't reassure me she has broken out of her box yet. Cute haircut though.
rachel.n.lee.7 DrTruth Okay, the
change won't happen overnight. Alexis needs to
stop "talking about money like it is flying out of her
butt". Tamra got that right. First things first.
Stop screaming at each other. I have high hopes
for Alexis. I get the feeling that her parents wrote
on the slate of who she is. That can be fixed.
rachel.n.lee.7 In what way did Alexis contribute to the situation? She made comments that others found annoying? She defended herself by pointing out that they had at times said things and done things similar? I despise the blame the victim mentality. It's like blaming the wife of contributing to her husband beating her to a pulp because she looked at him the wrong way or argued with him. Or blaming a woman for contributing to her rape because she wore skimpy attire. It is bs. Alexis has shown that she has taken to heart the criticisms by the group and is working on herself. She didn't have to - no one is required to change who they are to appease someone who got their panties in a bunch over comments they perceived to be annoying. She has shown considerable growth since last season and she doesn't have to play games and stoop to the level of these catty, hypocritical drama queens to be accepted by them.
What Tamra did is self-serving - she has a horrible reputation to try to redeem and overcome to protect her business interests.