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Alexis' Surprise

Gretchen is happy to see Alexis in a good place, but still wary of Vicki's behavior.

By Gretchen Rossi

Hi Everyone! Week two! Terry and his damn onion rings! LOL! I thought it was hilarious to see those two fighting about onion rings all night. Then Tamra calling Heather out about her Costco desserts that they weren't handmade and Heather pinching Terry while he concurred was even funnier to me! I seriously was dying laughing; leave it to Terry to blow her cover!

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As you saw it was awkward at the table between Vicki and Tamra, so I thought that by letting Vicki know that Tamra was just being a protective friend that it could help break the ice so they could talk. Interestingly enough, I understand Vicki being hesitant to jump back into the relationship because she was hurt by the way Tamra went about things. I have been there before with her and she doesn't always have the best way of going about things. Tamra herself has admitted that she retreats and gets mean at times, like Vicki said. However Vicki was no gem in this situation either and said some pretty mean things in an email to Tamra over the summer.

Hearing them talk in the wine cellar was actually a surprise to me since Tamra had voiced such a different tune to me for the last nine months about Vicki. However I was glad to see they could talk and try to work through their issues.

I, of course, am going to be protective over Tamra, because we had become so close, and be wary of Vicki playing the "poor me card" to pull Tamra back in. Vicki is very good at playing the victim and making everyone feel bad for her. Even Eddie, who was good friends with Vicki, said she is a liar, a manipulator, and can be deceiving in her ways. I was relieved to know it was not just me who feels this way about her.

I wanted Vicki and Tamra to make up, but I believed they really needed to address some serious issues before they could go back to being BFFs. I think a lot of the time they just ignore it and act like nothing happened, which is so odd to me. I realized at the table that Vicki finally understood what it felt like to have everyone talking crap about your significant other. I don't wish that on anyone; however I am glad she finally understood that it is not a good feeling when you love someone so much, and all you want is people to support you in your decision. Funny how things come full circle. She had so many negative things to say about Slade and it sucked. Thus the reason I have tried to stay mum about Brooks and just encouraged her that if she loves him, she should just be with him. To me that should not be hard.

I questioned Vicki not being honest about her relationship with Brooks because as you will continue to see her story kept changing all season. I believed she was more afraid of the wrath from everyone, or that she was embarrassed to be with him because everyone that was close to her was weary of him. To me if you love someone and truly believe in them being a good person you stick by their side, no matter what. I did with Slade, and it was not hard because I knew what everyone was saying was bull- honkey.

I think Vicki is actually questioning what everyone is feeling because there is part of her that might believe it is true. I don't say that because I don't like Brooks, because I actually find him to be a very charming man. I say that because her actions speak louder than words. Bottom line, I want all of us women to be happy in their relationships and she deserves to be happy, so she cannot worry about what anyone else thinks! She has to do what is right for her and her life.

It was a surprise to hear Alexis be honest about her and Jim's situation last year, and I'm glad she finally said it like it was. What I have noticed about her in our past friendship is that even when things are really tough or things are not going well, she puts on this front of "everything is great" even when I knew things weren't. And honestly after a while it just gets draining. I want to feel like my friends can be honest about whatever is going on in their lives; good or bad, and not always try to sugar coat it. I think Alexis is finally learning to open up more and realize that it's OK to not be perfect and have some issues. I hope she continues to do this as I think it will help her grow as a person. I was happy to see her and Jim doing better, and happy for their new business venture!

As discussed last week I was super excited for Slade's new radio show! I was so very happy for him and the success of Radio Slade! He has worked really hard to get out of debt and try to get things back in order after the hard hit we all took when the economy went to crap. He was the highest rated hour of Playlist 92.7 within just the first few weeks. He also shut the servers down because of how many people were tuning in via the web. His voice was made for radio if you ask me, and he worked really hard on prepping every show and having fun, silly, comedic, and up-to-date pop culture content on his show.

Of course out of all the shows he did, you see the most controversial one where he spoke about people getting work done and it being awkward when showing up to a party. He was hired because they loved him at the Improv, so he has to do his comedic bits, but I swear sometimes I might kill him! He and I don't agree on some of his content as you saw last year with this act at the Improv. You can hear his more fun and uplifting shows at

Thanks again for all your support on Twitter, Facebook and my social media pages! I love interacting with you guys and having such a supportive fan base! You guys are the best. For any up-to-date things about what I have going on or to find my Gretchen Christine Collections please visit my website

Till next week, many blessings!
Gretchen Christine

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