There’s a lot to unpack this week, and I'm not just talking about my Hong Kong purchases.
Leaving Hong Kong, I knew there were still issues between Dorit and Erika. And between Dorit and Lisa R. and Erika and me. Yes, she and I are fine. Erika had a moment. I understand having moments. Oh boy, do I ever!
At Lisa V.’s gorgeous party, other things were not so pretty. Such as the “pile-ons” that seemed to occur. Lisa V. used what Lisa R. said in Hong Kong to vindicate her part in what happened last year. And Kim used the issues between Dorit and Lisa R. to open old wounds. Honestly, there’s enough to deal with, without the need to raise these issues from the past. The stuff with Lisa V. last year is over, and it has nothing to do with anything that went on this year with Lisa R. Same with Kim. Both parties had come to some kind of forgiveness and acceptance, and now it’s all out there again.
Yes, I know I should have just guzzled my rosé and stayed quiet, but this thing with Kim needed to get dealt with. It’s like whack-a-mole. She and Lisa R. had just come to an understanding with each other at Carnie’s cheesecake party. And now we’re back to square one. I couldn’t just ignore it and let this continue in some cycle.
It got heated. It got ugly. PK engaging did nothing to help the situation. It only made things worse. He wasn’t so much defending Dorit as condescending and insulting Erika and me. It just added fuel to the fire.
There were a lot of words thrown out during the rosé showdown. I am glad that at least Erika was able to have a genuine apology from Dorit. I was beyond disgusted to see PK and Ken, after the fact, making crude and sexist jokes at Erika’s expense. When is enough enough? STOP!
Eden’s vitriol for Lisa R. did seem to come out of nowhere. But remember, I see and hear everything. Eden felt like she was being dismissed. Of course, when I encouraged everyone to let Eden have her say, I had no idea it was going to consist of Eden screaming at Lisa R.
It’s not easy coming into a group of so many strong personalities. It takes a while to get your bearings, and I’ve been there. That being said, Eden’s reaction was (cough, cough) pretty extreme, especially when Lisa R. had only told her she was on her guard around her after she went to Lisa V. There were some mixed messages, such as Eden saying she’d rather be Lisa V.’s friend any day and that Lisa R. was “crazy,” when moments before, she’d been yelling at Lisa R. for not giving her enough of her friendship.
This party was a crazy, giant, pink explosion of grievances. Ones that had never been dealt with properly and others that have been “hugged out” beautifully only to be brought back to life. Like Frankenstein’s monster. Ugh! Where does all this lack of resolution lead us?
THE REUNION, of course! I think I'll trade in my cocktail dress for a flack jacket. Just sayin'.