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Sometimes you need a change of scenery, and moving into a new place can be just what the doctor ordered! My new pad Upstate has a lot going for it…it’s on the river and round, so the views are spectacular. Feng Shui experts say that roundness is more peaceful than square since a lot of animals live happily in circular spaces. Dorinda is also looking to make a change and has decided to either rent or sell her apartment. I think it’s a smart idea to freshen things up, and it’s been working for me, and I hope it works for her.
There are times when it’s better to be cordial, and I felt that Sonja’s Paper Magazine party wasn’t the time to get into it with Dorinda. I wanted to talk to her one-on-one, and Bethenny was right — lunch together was a better idea to help us iron out our differences. Dorinda is still not owning her actions about what went down at my cabaret show. She may have thought that yelling out "THANK YOU, JOVANI" wasn’t heckling, but I did, and so did everybody else. It wasn’t the words but her tone that made her shout out and stand out. As for her hair matching her lipstick, I’ll let you decide…gangsta chic or disaster? I really loved the way Barbara defended me, because she was right, and she looked good doing it wearing my Countess Collection statement necklace .
Part of my sentencing was community service, and I’m working out my hours at various non-profits, including God’s Love We Deliver, which brings food to those suffering from AIDS and other illnesses. I also continue to do my work with NYC’s ACE Programs for the Homeless. My service hours are recorded by my NYC parole officer, and she is no nonsense! I told her about going Upstate that weekend, she said it’s not if I go…it’s CAN I go. Until I finish my probation, which is this summer, I’m not free to travel without permission, and that loss of freedom is not fun, but I accept it. As for having a little nosh at God’s Love, if you are going to soup it out..you’ve got to taste it!!
Until next week, have the courage to change the things you can and accept the things you can’t.