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Brandi: Having Fun for A Change
Brandi discusses her realationship Kim and focuses on the positive at Lisa V.'s party.
Hello Bravo Fans,
Having a great--freezing--night in NYC! It’s a great night, great week, and a more lighthearted show tonight.
We start the show out with Yo and I at Casa Foster. As you all know, Yolanda is the master of the cleanse (not so much Facetime), and I was on the Yolanda detox plan. No sugar, no alcohol, and no fun for 21 days! I sooo missed Del Taco! Despite her valiant fight against Lyme disease, Yolanda is still the healthiest person I know, and she took it upon herself to attempt to make me toxin-free, too. It was HARD, but I’m grateful and have been eating healthier ever since. An apple a day isn’t just a saying. Yolanda knows stuff, people. Listen up!
We then saw me with one of my oldest friends, Jennifer Gimenez, hanging out at the beach. We’ve been friends for so long, I can’t remember when it started. We’ve been through a lot, and she really gets me and my conflict with knowing how to be the best friend I can be to others. We’ve been through breakups, makeups, her challenges with recovery, my divorce, our careers, major life changes, and everything in between. Smart lady, love her.
Everyone needs to vent and stop talking behind her back.”
The reading of Vince Van Patten’s script looked like a hoot, and I hope his production goes well. He is a super nice and mellow guy. Kim was on her game with the hand puppet, Lisa V.’s speech accepting her Daytime Emmy for her casting couch, ahem, BJ skills seemed genuine, and the rest looked like a good time. I was glad to see Kim had a chance to vent to the other ladies afterward. Everyone needs to vent and stop talking behind her back. Caring for a loved one with terminal cancer is not easy. Maybe now they understand that Kim just needs a girlfriend to hang out with sometimes and that our friendship is just that--a normal friendship where she can swing by and BBQ with my boys and me.
It was nice and a bit shocking to have Ken invite me to Lisa V.’s surprise birthday party. We all had a lot of fun. Kathy Hilton and my friend Mark Hasche also came with Kim and me, which made it even more fun. Laughs were had by all. I drank loads of lemon and water as prescribed by Yolanda. I was certainly missing my toxins in this party atmosphere but had a great time despite it, because when I set my mind to something, I stick with it. I can’t sing to save my life (I can rap a little), but like a trooper, I got up to sing per Lisa’s request. I was game to do anything to help make Ken’s party a success. They really love each other, and the party was a sweet idea. Lisa R. and I really wanted those rose centerpieces, but we didn’t get them, because Lisa V. was too quick. Kim and the others were cute singing. Lisa. R continued the BJ theme and created a BJ ballad as an added birthday touch (if I had done that--the pearl clutching would last for DAYS). As you saw, yes, I was asked to sing. But, like Cameron Diaz, in My Best Friend’s Wedding, I. CANNOT. SING. EVER. But hey, I tried and had fun. (Apologies to anyone who lost a speaker in their entertainment systems.)
Sadly, for some, the theme of public judging and invasive intrusion in the lives of people they barely know continued. While in pleasant contrast, Yolanda’s open-ended offer of nonjudgmental support and love to Kim was endearing and a welcome change.
In the spirit of positivity, I’m going to end my blog right here. I’ve had an amazing week, an amazing V-day on the ocean with my boys, a great night in the city that never sleeps, a good hair day, and I’m filled with love.
Until next week, Bravo Fans,
P.S. Are you ready for Yo’s Beverly Hills scavenger hunt?