Happy 4th of July! Although I love Canada and treasure my memories growing up there, I am proud to be an American. Coming off of such a special holiday and time with family, it makes it that much more at the forefront of my mind that we are so blessed to live in the greatest country in the world.
That being said, I also love Canada. It is a part of who I am, and it was so fun to take the ladies up to my "Motherland." I kind of like to claim everything, it’s a running joke I have with my friends. If I meet someone who’s Italian, I’m speaking in an Italian accent "Ciao Bello." If you are from Canada, so am I. You are from France? No way, I studied abroad there! I like to connect with everyone. So although I see myself as a proud American, I also identify with my Canadian roots.
I found it amusing watching everyone pack for the snow. There really is no way to make a snowsuit cute, but from Alexis' big ring on her glove to Gretchen's white onesie, I have to hand it to the ladies for trying!
You have stronger views on Vicki than you do about your mother being attached by a psycho or your Bible study (where you don't really discuss that boring old book.).
Lydia stop jumping on the Vicky train she is a very manipulative, jealous woman with no morals. You have no idea what you are getting into with her. She doesn't feel you are a threat to her so she will kiss your a&& but she has had it out for Gretchen since day one. She is jealous and she is a liar and she will continue to try to hurt Gretchen for no reason. Grow up and smell the coffee you are amazingly neive for a grown woman.
Lydia, I really like you. Ignore the dumb haters. They can't handle that you are not like the average backstabbing housewife they love to adore.
Lydia, I truly believe you love to instigate problems then walk away as pleased as punch! Your the one that might need the lessons from Doug, not Slade... You don't act like a good Christian AT ALL!
On a much lighter note....Lydia, I absolutely love the sparkly bag you carry. Is it a Louis Vuitton?
Vioki's an idiot. She has not taken responsibility for much, if any of the nonsense she so childishly spews and when she is called out for/of anything, screams like a 4 yr old banshee brat to deflect the issue. Her jig is up, she is NOT entertaining and her behavior mirrors that of Teresa/RHNJ which is as far from a compliment as is possible. Both annoy me and the level of stupidity is immediately obvious once either/each speaks. So much and so often, I change the channel when these shows air. Used to enjoy the majority of the RH franchise but quickly I am losing all interest as largely they are fight-fests on steroids - not what I look for from TV viewing.
didn't heather say she asked the producers whether gretchen had been offered a role and they said no? she added as more proof that they don't tape on fridays tho gretchen intimated that's what she was supposed to do before she "turned down" the role to be with tamra on her special day. a taping is not the same thing as a read through. so either heather is lying about asking the producers or about what they said, they lied to her or she misinterpreted what they said, or gretchen misinterpreted something or lied. clearly it's more than just the taping day comment. based on how gretchen tried to avoid being nailed down in her conversation with tamra, she comes across as having lied. just because the producers contemplated having a few housewives do cameos and then changed their minds does not mean gretchen or alexis was offered a role at all. if you are a hardworking actress who's had to earn your roles, i'm sure you don't appreciate some fly by night person's lying about getting a part, too. it's insulting, really.
edtuo I don't think Heather will be taking home an Oscar anytime soon.
Hardworking actress...hmmmm have to say on that there are so many great real actress out there...just because you are on housewives reality ....well it does not make you Elizabeth Taylor. Realty show...let's keep it real. When Heather's time is up on the housewives no one will be calling her for parts.
im just glad this episode you didnt throw your mom under the bus again. No one likes your snotty behavior
I still do not know why you are on this show..? are you on for Alexis or ....wait a second who are you?
I am an intelligent American...I know Canada is north of the United States...And I know a phony, passive aggressive personality when I see it...
PAHousewife25 I agree wholeheartedly with you. She is passive aggressive especially when she is in Gretchen's company. JEALOUS ANYONE?????
I just watched the episode in Australia and the only person who caused the drama was Tamra! She bought the subject up not Gretchen. It would have just been easy for Tamra to have told Vicki BEFORE the trip - she was quite happy to tell Heather on their shopping outing before the trip. So why was it ok for Tamra to tell others before Vicki but not Gretchen? I don't understand how you can call yourself a Christian when you blame Gretchen for something Tamra did. You try to convince people that you are so wonderful but there you are dancing on bars led astray by Vicki - you just proved that you are just as UNCLASSY as Vicki and Tamra. You have joined the nasty girls and we have all seen your true colours!
Aussie gretchen seemed extremely happy to pass along this gossip and try to hurt vicki. i certainly got no such impression from tamra regardless of her poor timing at bringing it up when everyone seemed to be having a good time. it seemed to have ruined the trip. but the malevolence seemed pretty clearly to come from lauri and gretchen, not anyone else.
Lydia go smoke some of your mother weed and chill out and stop trying to be miss goodie too shoes.
I liked you, Lydia. Until the tiresome "Americans are stupid" comment. You might want to check to see what nationality is the company you work for, who invented the TV you appear on, the car you drive, the medications you and/or your family takes, the cell phone you use, the internet you're blogging on, the computer you're using, the search engine you use to research anything, etc. etc. etc. I'll guarantee you that NONE of them are Canadian. Big old country like Canada and all you can come up with is hockey? Canucklehead.
Lydia, Believe it or not, American's are not dummies. We know where Canada is. That kind of remark says a lot about you.
I find it interesting how you can draw all these conclusions about these women when you barely know them or their histories with one another. You really annoy me.
Don't kid yourself, Lydia. These women have no idea what a friend is. They don't like each other at all. Why do they hang out together on RHOC? Money, of course.
I think the comment you made about how Americans don't know anything outside of America was really dumb! I have actually been to Canada, I have a niece who lives in Vancouver, BC so don't include everyone in your comments. You said it like we all don't know geography and are not aware of the country that is above ours. Hello, we are well aware of where Canada is. I really did not like the comment or the way it was said. If you're going to say things and you know that you are on national TV, think before you say it! You are constantly looking to blame Gretchen for everything and you really don't know the full history that all of these women have. So before you blame someone, make sure your facts are correct. I know a lot of people do not like Gretchen but she's not the only one who talks or has information about someone. You blame her for things, Vicki calls her "stupid" (which in my book is really uncalled for). Leave her alone already! And another thing, the majority of these women are older than you and in "our" generation we called it skiing and it does not make us NERDS!! Why are you making these comments that seem to be "singling" people out?
Lydia, I thought you were a wonderful addition to the show. But be very careful my dear...
I find after watching the last episode that you are riding a thin line with me. It's great that you are a proud Canadian but remember where you put down your head at night, AMERICA! I can never understand why so many Canadians come down to the states and complain about Americans. We are well aware that Canada is to the north. Why would you make such a comment???? You are a sweetheart but please learn some humility and respect this great country that you now call home.
Lydia is sweet, smart, cute, strong, brave, positive, rich, and young. She's my favorite, by far, on any Housewives show. Although, the word "pot-stirrer" is trite and overused, I'm going to use it here to say that Lydia most definitely is a pot-stirrer in the best way. She's different. Obviously, some folks cannot stand for someone different to come along. Lydia is the only reason I continued to watch OC this season. I was so sick of it, it was a waste of time to watch. Lydia has made it worth watching again. I think that some of the messages here are so negative because a lot of viewers have low standards and they cannot conceive of someone like Lydia standing up to the insanity which OC had become. Stay strong, Lydia, and thanks for doing your part to effect a change. You do have many loyal, beloved fans.
Lydia, I finished watching last weeks episode this weekend and I want to say something I think you shoudl open your eyes about. I think watching the show we may see things that you may not see during the moment....and some people are so slick (Tamra) you do not realize she is causing trouble...........After Laurie you blamed Gretchen for causing the trouble on the slopes.....Tamra actually caused the trouble, Tamra knows Vicki very well and she knew when she told her what Laurie had told Gretchen, Vicki would freak out.....
Gretchen told Tamra her good friend this info prior to this trip because girlfriends tell girlfriends things they hear, most people would have said something to their girlfriend about this tib bit of information...Gretchen had plenty of chances to throw this info in Vicki's face and with good reason since Vicki constantly accused Gretchen of cheating on her now deceased Finance' while Gretchen was grieving his death...... but Getchen never threw it Vicki's face, she told Heather out of frustration when you, V & T ditched them on the other trip and she later told Tamra after that trip....When Vicki was so rude during the bachlorette party Gretchen could have easily said something then but she DID NOT..... 3 some or not she still cheated on Donn, divorced or not..... why has Vicki treated Gretchen sooooo bad becasue she thought she cheated on Jeff , when Vicki herself knew she had cheated in her own marriage. Also at the time Vicki was accusing Gretchen of cheating Vicki was still married to Donn....glass houses is all I can say...or perhaps you never know what goes on behind close doors, so Vicki was not letting the world know that she and Donn were both cheaters but she sure wanted to try tear down Gretchen by trying to accuse her of being one.....makes no sense to me.
Back to the ski vaction....So Tamra now knows this gossip about Vicki....she does not go to Vicki before the trip and say....Laurie told Gretchen this stuff about you and I thought you should know....NOPE...she waits until you all get up the mountain and then tells Vicki, she then watches as Vicki confronts Gretchen and then Laurie and quietly ski's away while world war 3 starts to explode between the ladies......Tamra could sell snow to ski instructor on that mountain she is soooooooooooooo slick.........She was so calm and nice and being a good friend to Vicki....and you go and blame Gretchen for starting the trouble...Of course you shoudl be mad at Laurie first for ever stating the things she did, but you shoudl be mad at Tamra for letting the shit hit thte fan on your trip, she should have not told Vicki on that mountain, she should have told her prior to the trip or waited until it was over....Please pay attention Lydia...Tamra will run you over with a bus twice and you won't know you were even hit.........stop blaming Gretchen for everything.....Tamra is secretly behind a lot of the problems and I swear she should be a PR person she can change any situation to make herself look good.....I truly hope you read this comment.
@frustratedwithangryhousewives Don't forget that Tamra also accused her best friend Vicki at last seasons reunion of waking up with some guy in a hotel room. And while Vicki denied it Tamra was screaming that she was going to hell for lying. So her best friend has even accused her of cheating. Also Tamra was telling Heather about the threesome before the trip. Don't understand why Gretchen cops the blame when clearly Tamra was telling other people before she told her so called best friend.
@Lydia - Did not take it personally but from someone who got all bent out of shape because someone made a comment at a party and did not direct it to you but it his take on you, not mean like, I thought in a funny way. Where is your sense of humor? As you go lumping all AMERICANS as you said, into not knowing there was a country above us called CANADA is a little like calling the kettle black. Were you directing it at all of us or just some of us? I guess, in a round about way, you did say it to our faces. When you are in front of the eyes of the TV world, you should watch what you say and how you say it. If you want people to respect you as the person you are and I find you to be a very nice and I am sure you did not mean anything by it in a bad way, it still hit someone of us kinda like frickin' DUH! Some of us have actually been there, have friends there. WOW!
It is great to be proud of where you come from and show all the best, wherever it is, to your friends.
Anyway, truly, Good luck on the show. Don't get dragged down by the BS.
Your remarks are so true. She basically called all Americans stupid. I am like you, I go there all the time and one of my best friends is from Vancouver. Some people just need to stop and think before they speak!!!!
I know your point and we often mislabel things, but Canada is part of America - North America. The United States are part of America. Argentina, for example, is part of America - South America.
I find Vicki's alleged threesome one of the LEAST disgusting and offensive things about her. The way she treats people is far worse. Threesome-shmeesome.
Oh please you make snide comments just like the rest of them, one that comes to me immediately - Malibu Barbie????? So your whole love and light blah blah blah , save it I see right through you.
jrfan8earn But as snide goes, Malibu Barbie isn't that bad. She does kind of look like Barbie, doesn't she?
Oh, for God's sake. Are you for real? The 'Malibu Beach Barbie' comment is funny. And relative to some of the horrendous things people have said on these shows, it is NOTHING. Gretchen DID look like Barbie, at least before she inflated her lips with a tire pump.
@Lydia,I think that you are the nices lady on the show.You never let any of the others get you down.Stay strong,Stay safe.
Remember Alexis and Lydia: You are called to be light in a world full of darkness! Do not join the others in their mischief! Stand for righteousness!
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
7. Jesus said that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man (read man or woman) to enter the kingdom.
Right that being said tread lightly with Vicki she is what everyone says she is and probably a lot more.
bpster Lydia, do not be unequally joke in bff friendship with Vicky or Tamara. Alexis should be your friend as sisters. Do not join the others in gossiping or mischief. Stand for your beliefs and be light!
From what I understand, Canada isn't that great a place. I didn't expect anything else from you regarding siding with Vicki. You really don't even know her. Have you seen some of the previous episodes. You just might get an eyeful. You seem to have it out for Gretchen, and now Lauri. I believe that Vicki did indeed sleep around but the truth be known, that is her business. No I didn't agree with Lauri for spilling the beans but Vicki really has been asking for it. Everytime I see her on a re-rerun I want to cringe. She kept prodding Lauri for more information about Brooks at the dress boutique so I think she got just what she deserved. If she wasn't so darn nosy it would have been left along. Now its BOO HOO instead of WOO HOO.
@WrathofFurry @Barbarajean ....I am in Michigan and I live 15 minutes away from the Canadian border. I can honestly say, Barbarajean, that Canada is a beautiful country. You might be surprised! :-) Also, the people there are very nice. As for Lydia representing Canada, if I'm not mistaken, I believe she was born there, but her parents moved to California when she was a small child and that is where she actually grew up. She may not be as familiar with Canada as you might think! ;-)
I think Lydia is a real woman, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. She is someone for other girls to look to for inspiration. I think women of all ages can benefit from watching her and her integrity should be recognized! You go girl! Your deeper, warmer and more classy than Gretchen and Slade could ever be, and thats something that turns heads. You go girl!
mrsbean11 Lydia unites. Vicki divides.
I hope they all go back to Canada soon. It's a
beautiful country. The Four Seasons Resort in
Whistler was the perfect choice!
This girl doesn't bring any thing to this show ! wish they had brought a more mature woman on . Lydia's just some one who like's to stir the pot and get trouble stirred up so she can make herself look good! sorry I don't like her she doesn't fit in with this group nothing in common with them to young.
I can't believe that you asked who skis anymore (as opposed to snow-boarding) and "What generation are you from?" You are in with a group of older people What do you expect?
Why are you even on the show? You seem to believe that you are heading for the Nobel peace prize but you are actually a trouble-maker.
jbenny A trouble maker in what way. The only thing that I've seen this girl do is have an honest and hunch-free opinion, directly confront someone when they are behaving in a manner that she finds offending, and tell the truth to each girl, even the ones that she is aligning with. Where is the pot stirring in that.
I mean even the girls I like I gotta say are manipulative, and motivated by an agenda like the ones I dont like. But Lydias kinda legit honey. I havent heard her say or do jack that doesnt stand up to what she says and does when she is with the girls.