Lisa Rinna’s Bravo Blog this week manages to put Brandi and Kim’s crazy into sober (SWIDT?) perspective. The thing is, my brain is full. I’ve learned a lot of stuff in life. I’ve got a lot of memories. My hard drive is full. I have like 2% left of room to save shit. So Real Housewives is nowhere near making the cut for my memory bank. So since I save these blogs to discuss at the end of the week and over the weekend, I’ve forgotten more of the episodes than I remember. Reading Lisa’s blog is super helpful to me because I find myself saying, “Oh yeah, that is exactly how things went down. I had forgotten.”
I had hoped that she would address Kyle’s use of the word “sober” in relation to Harry. Frankly, I don’t know if Harry quit drinking because he was an alcoholic, or because he was worried he might be headed there, or because he had a drinking problem or because he didn’t want to drink anymore because alcohol killed so many of his family members. It really doesn’t matter. I don’t think whatever the situation is it is some shameful secret. Harry is living an alcohol free life according to Lisa. Good for him if that is his choice. I’m not sure why Kyle or anyone else is concerned with the time frame or whether or not he has a collection of poker chips on his dresser.
Next we head off to Calgary to be a part of the David Foster Foundation Gala, which raises money to support families with children in need of an organ transplant. Before we arrive there however, I had quite an intense conversation with Kim Richards about her sobriety on the plane. She had been unusually quiet and uneasy around me, and me being one to crack an egg wide open to get to the heart of the problem asked her flat out if she was upset with me.
This sort of cut to the chase behavior is not commonplace with these ladies. They clearly don’t know how to react. They are ALL busy covering things up.
She was told that I had been talking to numerous people about her sobriety. Or rather, lack of sobriety. She wanted me to back off and stop talking behind her back, but here’s the thing you guys: I had just had a conversation to her face in Eileen’s kitchen. I looked into her eyes and flat out said, “You can get help. You can talk to people. You can go to a meeting and find a group, so you aren’t alone.” Lisa V. was also right there during this conversation offering her own support, to which Kim literally responded with, “Blah, blah, blah…” As we have seen before, Kim tends to conveniently forget key events and things that are said in her presence, so maybe I should have seen her response of “Blah, blah, blah” as “I am literally and physically not listening to any of this.” Who knows.
I know! Pick me! It totally means she was not listening.
But what I do know is that particular conversation cannot be twisted into me talking behind her back. When I speak with someone about someone else, I absolutely HAVE TO then speak to the person I have just spoken about. That is what a friend does. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and I happen to really like firemen, so I will go straight to that source every time. Haha!
But that is not what these women do. You are in an alternate universe that you do not understand. Kind of like that Sci-Fi movie that Eileen was in.
The tense conversation between Kim and I on the plane, though, was just too much. She chose to speak to me as if I were a child and yelled at me each time I apologized to her. I don’t know how many times I apologized, and she decided to snub and fire back an icy, “Just drop it!” or “Leave it alone!” instead of carrying on a normal conversation where both people can speak like mature grown ups.
She is not a mature grown-up. She an active addict. Don’t tell me she didn’t take something before getting on that plane. A lot of people take a pill before flying who are not addicts. I will say it wasn’t Brandi’s Xanax. If you notice, Brandi was comfortably numb on the plane and out of the conflict. As was Kyle to a lesser degree.
Of course, the bug in Kim’s ear is Brandi, Queen of Deflection. The reason I sat down for lunch with her was for me to ask why SHE is so aggressive and why SHE says the hurtful things she does and why SHE thinks it’s ok to act like a 3-year-old. I wanted to have a face-to-face, open and honest conversation with her about what makes her tick the way she does, so I could form my own opinions outside of what the other women have told me.
She’s an alcoholic.
As I can now see in hindsight, Brandi steered our lunch conversation to be about Kim, so we didn’t have to talk about why Brandi is the way she is. I would have liked to see Brandi be honest with Kim about her concerns she shared with me that day, but from what I can tell, Brandi seems scared of Kim and basically just tossed the whole messy situation on me. If anything, I would say we’re actually witnessing Brandi talk behind Kim’s back, since she didn’t share any of her parts of the conversation. Very irresponsible and definitely not what I would call a good friend.
She’s an alcoholic.
We make it to Amsterdam, and as you can see, we clearly packed the crazy train in our carry-on luggage. I was kinda hoping it would be left at home, but we just wouldn’t be us without it, now would we? Kim continues to constantly bitch at her sister in the airport and create a scene, which is only the beginning for lots more craziness to come! Hope you’re ready!
I can’t wait!