As much as I wish that Pinky would explore her thoughts on Yolanda’s aggression toward her more deeply, I’m grateful to have a #RHOBH that is not completely Yolandacentric! I’m also most grateful that Pinky and all the RHOBH are literate and don’t have to be giving questionnaires this week to help them outline their thoughts. cough RHOA cough
Here are Pinky’s Bravo Blog thoughts this week, and as usual I’m responding with my purple pen.
Welcome back…OK so we open with SoulCycle. Geez it was a lot of work, but I always see the funny side and it was for a good cause, so mission accomplished. Now ideally that is a world I would like to live in, a world where every moment is enhanced with playful banter, where people aren’t searching for negativity in a time that is already laden with difficulties. My days, as many of you know, are often challenging. When you have a staff of of 250 and a business that is open 16 hours a day, you cherish moments of down time.
Ah! Where have I heard this before? Oh yes, from 90% of the commenters here who claim this is exactly the sort of thing they would like more of as well. We too have lives with varying degrees of difficulties. If only…
Let’s cast our minds back…In the Hamptons I was reticent to chastise them for leaving abruptly, never sought to challenge Rinna when I believed it was her who told Yolanda, then also gave Erika a pass when it was revealed that it was she who instigated the debate over Lyme Gate and kids. I don’t look for problematic situations or dwell on contentious scenarios…some do.
Oh, not Pinky. She would never do such a thing. Or plant the idea for Kyle to. Not our angelic Pinky! Look at the swans! She’s got puppies!
We decide to go for lunch. It was my birthday, I had plans later, and I wasn’t really in a mood to invest in any negative conversation.Yolanda showed up with pink roses (excellent choice), and I was pleased as the last meeting had been littered with angry accusations, her berating me for attempting to explain Rinna’s stance and her actions… Kyle and I were curious as to what had transpired between Yolanda and Rinna, of course. Each and every scenario and discussion that is brought to the forefront is discussed at length. That is the premise of this world we live in.
Clever substitution of “this world we live in ” for “this ridiculous reality show I do to publicize my businesses.” So we get it. When you bring it up, it’s production. When Eileen brings things up..well… I’m sure we’ll get to that.
Sometimes things are not captured, and that leads to confusion. Our thoughts and opinions are what many are invested in as people relate to varied points of view.
Again, what a clever way to say that we don’t see everything, and therefore don’t really know all the underlying dynamics between the ladies that are more evident when the cameras are not rolling. We might not know everything. But we are wise enough to pick up on things. At least those of us not distracted by miniature ponies in tutus. And one thing that is clear as a bell is that you and Yolanda hate each other. And pink roses are not going to change that fact.
I believe Yolanda had fired back a hypothetical diagnosis of Rinna’s bizarre behavior, calling her bipolar as a response to her initiating the Munchausen story. Tit for tat, so to speak, but the accusation resonated, although unsubstantiated her erratic actions that made no sense to many of us.
I’m sure Rinna will appreciate you following Yolanda’s lead and perpetuating the discussion on her erratic behavior. I really haven’t seen any erratic behavior. I’ve seen a pretty strong track record of Rinna identifying the white elephant in the room. Last year it was Kim’s alcoholism. This year it is Yolanda’s Munchausen Syndrome. I’d say she is batting a thousand. I think the problem is that she later in the season identifies your manipulative behavior. So it’s best to try to begin the discrediting stance now. I see what you did there. Clever indeed.
I see clearly that Yolanda has an undeniable aggression toward me, and I am sorry for that,
The question is, where is this undeniable aggression coming from? I presume it is a jealousy issue over your relationship with Mohammed. Why would you feel guilt about that?
but I was resolute in the fact that Yolanda had misinterpreted a conversation that had been relayed to her. I was steadfast in my resolve to communicate that my intention was to keep as distanced as possible, to refrain from any discussion regarding Lyme out of loyalty to the family. I vehemently defended Bella previously (quite rightly so, all three of them are lovely beings), so I stated my case and left, thankful to continue my birthday in a more celebratory atmosphere…
Yes. You did all of that. But just as Yolanda has aggression toward you, you have passive aggression toward her. And I can’t help but wonder if you suggested to Kyle, (rather than production) to ask you about Mohammed’s thoughts on the kids’ “Lyme Disease?” It’s just a thought in the back of my head. “Keep asking Kyle, so I can show how much I don’t want to talk about Mohammed saying the kids don’t have Lyme.” Does that ring a bell?
Twas the day after my birthday, and I wanted to have a small dinner. I invited everybody, but some couldn’t make it. The subject matter of Eileen and the Hamptons I believed was closed. Little did I know, round three…I intended a cosy dinner, yes I do live in a bit of a zoo, but it’s our sanctuary. I strive for a surreal existence away from the constant challenges that life demands.
That sounds like your active striving would be more likely to result in a surreal existence away from constant challenges if you were not on a reality show that pivots around the concept of a bunch of brawling bitches. Have you considered this?
It really surprised and dismayed me that Eileen felt compelled to reignite the subject matter of our misunderstanding in the Hamptons. She was here at my house, I believed all was well, they were all mimicking me–which gets old really quickly–but I always ignore it! And then back we went, round and round the same old sh–, beating the life out of a dead horse. I have said “sorry” three times, sorry for inadvertently touching on a subject that had already been brought out in the open a couple of times, sorry for asking her questions about her life–I was actually sorry, sorry for ever engaging in any conversation with her whatsoever as this seems to be the catalyst for what is about to transpire.
See, those things you say you are sorry for, are cunty dismissive comments. Not genuine apologies. It makes one wonder if you are capable of empathy. That would require noticing that you hurt someone’s feeling and feeling badly about it and apologizing for causing someone hurt. And the fact we have never seen that in any season of RHOBH is the thing Eileen brought up. She was drawing a comparison to what Erika identified about you and attempted to explain with her own example. She did this calmly and without aggression in an effort to help you understand how others see you as lacking empathy and self-absorbed. Eventually, she realized you were not capable of empathy and you save your emotions for other species. Then she dropped it. Politely.
Maybe I should’ve throw a glass of wine in her face, and we could’ve hugged it out, LOL.
You actually did a lot better with Brandi, because she too, can only communicate through sarcasm. She a very superficial person as well. It made for a nice buffer between you that you both respected and appreciated.
Kathryn relayed her conversation with Erika with, I believe, good intention. She has been critiqued immensely for this, as if she was creating drama, but no, she was absolutely cognizant of the fact that I was enjoying my friendship with Erika and was blissfully unaware of the antagonism that Erika was spewing. She was well aware that I would hear it later, so she repeated the statement Erika had made. She was looking after my welfare, so she repeated the statement Erika had made.
You’re repeating yourself. It seem important to you that we believe that you believe that Kathryn has good intentions. That is interesting to note. She also gets a pass because reporting back to you is the expected response for your minions. We get it. Gold star for Kathryn. Perhaps Erika sees it differently.
I don’t know why it hurt me so much. Maybe because I had hopes of a friendship with her, but obviously she thought otherwise. Perhaps I envisioned a repeat of an ugly experience I endured before, an experience that cut to the quick. I think Kathryn was baffled why she was so negative in her attitude toward me, and I felt the same. I couldn’t understand it, because at the initial dinner with Erika and her husband Tom, I took it in good humor–his assertion that I was akin to an alligator. I never met him before that dinner, complimented him and was gracious. Now my perception is different. I understand now how I misinterpreted that…
It would seem that someone would have to be quite conceited not to get that calling someone an alligator refers to the gator’s practice of hanging out just below the murky swamp waters and lying in wait in order to unexpectedly clamp their steel trap jaws on some unsuspecting victim.
To hear Erika state something so detrimental was extremely hurtful to say the least, and this is where it starts…
Um, you didn’t hear Erika state a damn thing.
How can one make such a vicious comment about someone they barely know? Also someone that has welcomed them into their group. I have little understanding of where this comes from. She was introduced by Yolanda, and all of us were totally supportive. Confused as to why she would level such a negative analogy toward me, I suppose we will have a better understanding as the story unfolds…
If by “as the story unfolds” you mean hearing it straight from Erika, then yes. Yes we will.
Okay Pinky fans, let me have it. Tell me how I am all wrong. I can take it.