RHOD: WHERE’S COPENHAGEN?

Another week, another crazy episode of RHOD! This drama between D’Andra & LeeAnne is literally exhausting me.  I have a lot of feels on all the shit that went down, and although I truly try hard to stay neutral, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult with each episode.  It’s hard not to take sides when some of the arguments and fights are just so petty.  Or, even worse, really dark and deep.  Let’s go.

We start off at Cary’s house, where she’s making the girls gift baskets to deliver to them to invite them to go to Copenhagen. Her gift baskets include Danish Pastry, Danish Beer, and (gag) pickled herring?! Ugh it gives me the chills even looking at it through the TV screen.  I’m with Zuri – “disgusting”, LOL.  Cary has been practicing her Danish, and she writes “Join Me” in Danish on the cards she sends with the gift baskets.  It’s a cute idea, I’m all for a good gift basket.

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Steph is casually getting her hair done in the middle of the kitchen (Steph lives my dream life) and she’s chatting about her upcoming vow renewal with Travis. Travis planned the entire thing, and although Steph know it’s coming, the rest of the details are a surprise.  Super sweet.

The gift baskets are arriving one by one. Everyone is excited and enthusiastic about this trip – they show each girl FaceTiming w/Cary, and everyone is in to go to Copenhagen.  I am LOLing that everyone freaks out over the fish.  And my favorite response ever – “Where’s Copenhagen?” Love Steph.

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It’s time to go dress shopping! We’re with LeeAnne, Stephanie, and L’s friends Kim and Christina.  Stephanie was happy to be included, and she tells us she thinks it’s bullshit that Brandi thinks LeeAnne only wants to be friends with her to hurt Brandi.  I totally agree with that, I think LeeAnne and Steph have truly started over and have bonded.  I’m genuinely enjoying the newfound friendship between LeeAnne and Stephanie.  LeeAnne begins to try on dresses, and she tells us she wants a “basic & boring” dress. She really just means simple.  She looks gorgeous in all of the dresses she tries on.  In her confessional, LeeAnne tells us that she feels silly for being so giddy about getting married because of her age.  Girl, you should never feel silly for that!  This is a wonderful, magical, romantic time – you have every right to feel giddy! ❤

The girls are talking, and LeeAnne informs us that she did invite D’Andra, but she couldn’t go. Stephanie’s advice is really on point – she wants the two to talk it out, because they’re fighting over petty bullshit, and if they make up one day and D’Andra wasn’t at LeeAnne’s wedding, she could be regretful for not making amends and having her BFF miss out on important memories.  Stephanie compares it to her own drama she previously had with Brandi – she said she really regrets them not talking, because they both missed out on big things in the other’s life.  I agree with Steph.  Life is too short.  Stephanie also tells LeeAnne that she has definitely noticed a change in her.  Even when LeeAnne is put in a position where she could fly off the handle, Steph observes that she remains calm.  LeeAnne tells us that she thinks D’Andra doesn’t believe that she has really changed, she thinks it’s fake.  I don’t think I necessarily agree with that.  I think D’Andra and LeeAnne have been friends for so long, and D is upset at the way L is currently treating her – I don’t think this feud has anything to do with D not thinking L has changed in a positive way.

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We head over to the office, where D’Andra meets with Mama Dee. They briefly bring up the contract, and handing over the papers for D’Andra to take over the company, and then D’Andra brings up what’s been really bothering her.  She fills Mama Dee in on what happened at the cooking class, and Mama Dee immediately cuts her off – she thinks D’Andra should’ve put a stop to the conversation with Kameron & Jimmy, and told them that it wasn’t an appropriate time to talk right then and there, at a cooking lesson.  D’Andra agrees.  Mama Dee then fills D’Andra in on her conversation with LeeAnne – how she’s so concerned about D’Andra and Brandi always drinking.  D’Andra is (understandably) pissed off that LeeAnne would ever say to this her 77 year old Mother and make her worry about something that is simply not true.  D’Andra expresses that LeeAnne doesn’t actually believe she has a drinking problem, she just always has to get the last word in.  I agree with the first part of that – I don’t think LeeAnne honestly believes D’Andra or Brandi have an issue with drinking, or are alcoholics.  I think LeeAnne was hurt and threw that out there, and now she can’t come back from what she said.  D’Andra tells Mama Dee that LeeAnne and Kameron are now BFF’s and that their loyalty is to each other.  I love when Mama Dee tells her, “Let them go off and have their wonderful loyalty to each other then!”

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At the same time, LeeAnne is over at Kameron’s house, drinking rose water and gossiping. They start out innocently enough, talking about dress shopping.  Before I even get into this, I have to say one thing first: Why wasn’t Kameron invited dress shopping????? Does anyone else find this odd?? Anyway.  LeeAnne tells Kam that she invited D’Andra dress shopping, but that she was too busy to go.  She reads us D’Andra’s text in a super sarcastic tone, one that I do not believe for a second D’Andra intended when sending it.  (LeeAnne also fails to mention that she invited her the night before she planned on going.) Kameron has an over the top reaction, as usual.  “Who is too busy to go wedding dress shopping for their best friend?”  “It’s psycho.”  “Who is this person?” Jesus Christ, my patience is running so thin watching Kam bash D’Andra.  (Yes, I used Kam’s most hated word  – well, besides, twat LMAO – BASH.  Because I’m sorry, that’s what is happening here!  You’ve been constantly BASHING D’Andra and it’s not okay.)

We switch back and forth between Mama Dee and D’Andra, and LeeAnne and Kameron. Mama Dee is growing upset, because she doesn’t believe her daughter is an alcoholic either, and she has her daughters back 100%.  (Yaaaasss Mama Dee!!)

Kameron tells LeeAnne that at Jeremy’s event, D’Andra came for her “full throttle” – which is a huge exaggeration. She literally said she was upset and felt attacked.img_5078D’Andra tells Mama Dee what happened at the event with Kameron. Although I am clearly on D’Andra’s side, I don’t think either one of them are seeing what happened in a clear light.  I do think Kameron was out of line for getting pissed at D’Andra and storming off, but I don’t know if I would say she was like the exorcist and her head was spinning off.  I think sometimes when you’re actually in the situation, you see it differently than an outsider would.  To both girls, it was a much bigger altercation than it actually was.  D’Andra tells Mama Dee how Kam got upset when D’Andra mentioned Jimmy (though, she wasn’t actually talking poorly about Kam’s MIL) and how Kameron referred to Jimmy as the “Grand Dame” of Dallas.  I’m dying at Mama Dee’s priceless reaction this – “She is?”  D’Andra also tells Mama Dee that she feels as though LeeAnne and Kameron are being mean girls.  Mama Dee tells D’Andra that if she has to be mean, then she has to be mean.  Tell them off.  (I’m loving this side of Mama Dee, going into complete Mama Bear mode!)

img_5072LeeAnne brings up the Pajama Party for Hard Night Good Morning, which she had coordinated before “D’Andra betrayed her.” Also, another exaggeration here.  LeeAnne doesn’t want to go, but feels like she has to because essentially she set it up.  Kameron tells us she’s glad she’s not going, and I’m so annoyed with Kameron right now that I’m also glad she’s not going.  Take your negativity somewhere else, please.  Then they both start talking about the “Simmons name” and I’m so over it.  Please, can we get the fuck off of this topic?  Kameron tells us that D’Andra is on a self-destructive path and I’m basically screaming at the TV at this point.  Can you please give us an example of this, Kameron?  Because all I see is D’Andra living her life.  Like I’m so tired of this.

kam.jpgAlso, before I even move on to the next scene, I have to say this: Can someone please explain Kam’s logic to me? She’s so worried about how she is perceived in Dallas Society, yet she’s on a Bravo Reality TV Show.  (And I am NOT hating on Bravo, you all know how much I love Andy and I love all of the housewives, Pump Rules, ETC.  I’m just using this example to prove my point.)  I’m guessing that in Dallas Society it’s probably not proper to be on a reality show at all?  Also, what’s with the double standards?  How come when Brandi says twat you freak the fuck out, but when LeeAnne insinuates giving a blow job, you’re okay with it?  (Again – I don’t care that LeeAnne did that, at all.  It was funny.  Just proving my point about Kam and her double standards.)  Like why is that acceptable, but anything D or B do is not? It’s annoying to continuously listen to this bullshit.

img_5067It’s Pajama Party time! D’Andra has reformulated the Green Miracle product, and there is also a new night moisturizer coming out.  YAY D’Andra!  I’m over the top happy for her, she deserves it.  Everyone is dressed so cute in their PJ’s (or lingerie – Cary is smoking!) and we are celebrating Hard Night Good Morning.  LeeAnne expresses again how she doesn’t want to be there, and also says that D’Andra stabbed her in the back.  Again, I would say that’s an exaggeration.  I don’t see how D stabbed L in the back?

img_5052Everyone is arriving, and I have to say that Mama Dee in her leopard print is literally everything. She’s killing it.  Mama Dee tells Brandi and Cary and to watch out for her daughter in Copenhagen, and if she comes back upset everyone will wish they were dead, or something like that.  I literally LOLed at Cary’s face.  Mama Dee also speaks privately with Brandi and thanks her for being a good friend to D’Andra.  She confides in her that D’Andra has been extremely upset over LeeAnne and Kameron’s accusations, to the point that she’s losing sleep over it.  Brandi thinks that’s some things are not worth losing sleep over.  Preach, babe.

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img_5054D’Andra is talking with Cary, and she tells her she’s still upset at how Kameron acted at Jeremy’s event. She doesn’t understand why Kameron only focused on D’Andra saying she felt hurt by Jimmy, and not the fact that she felt hurt by her.  Cary doesn’t think Kam’s intentions were bad, but I disagree with this.  Cary expresses that she’s worried about Copenhagen, and D’Andra says she “doesn’t want to go” – which is unfair.  This is Cary’s trip.  D’Andra explains that she just doesn’t want to listen to the same bullshit, and she’s not going to take their shit anymore.  She says that they’ve awakened the dragon, and Cary says, “You can be a real bitch” which made me LOL because D’Andra agrees with her.  I understand Cary being somewhat annoyed that she felt like D was anticipating drama in Copenhagen, because like I said, this trip is for Cary – but I don’t think D’s intentions were bad, I think she’s so caught up in this whirlwind of accusations that she can’t focus on anything else.  She does tell Cary in the end that this trip is for her, and that they’re going to have a good time.

Inside, Mama Dee and LeeAnne are talking. LeeAnne says she loves D’Andra, and Mama Dee responds with, “And she loves you, too!”  LeeAnne then says, “She hurt me”, to which Mama Dee replies, “You’ve hurt her, too.”  Mama Dee starts saying how LeeAnne voiced her concerns to her at the cooking lesson about Brandi & D’Andra’s drinking, and then I’m completely shell shocked because LeeAnne literally turns her back to Mama Dee midsentence and starts talking to Cary!  This honestly doesn’t seem like something I think L would do – I wonder if the producers edited it this way? So shady.  I feel like if Mama Dee and LeeAnne had that conversation, Mama Dee may have been able to intervene and get D & L on speaking terms again.  I was disappointed.

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img_5061The girls are chatting outside, this time Brandi’s included, and D’Andra is filling her in on what has been going on. Mama Dee appears, and she tells Brandi how LeeAnne said she also had a drinking problem.  Brandi is upset for many reasons, and she has every right to be.  She’s worried that an accusation like that could affect the adoption process with Bruin.  It really is so fucked up for anyone to say something like that.

img_5069Brandi and D’Andra chat separately, and I really am loving their friendship as well. Brandi is proud of D’Andra for owning her truth and she fully supports her in being herself.  I think that’s all D’Andra needs at this point in her life – supportive people, who aren’t so worried about your last name and your dynasty and upsetting the socialites of Dallas.  It’s all just so ridiculous.  I’m glad D’Andra has Brandi.

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The vow renewal is here. Steph is looking absolutely gorgeous.  Brandi and Cary arrive, and Brandi can’t stay for the whole ceremony.  Steph is disappointed, but she doesn’t tell Brandi this because she doesn’t want her to feel guilty.  Cary is sick, but is still staying.  Of course the PJ Party gets brought up, and I’m LOLing at Brandi’s impression of Mama Dee.  Her impressions are so spot on.  Brandi tells Steph and Cary that this is why she can’t be friends with LeeAnne, and Steph says, “LeeAnne said that she never said that.”  I’m so glad Cary is here right now to chime in, because she is the one who heard it firsthand out of LeeAnne’s mouth.  She tells us, “I think Mama Dee is right,” and both girls look shocked.  Cary explains to them how LeeAnne originally said she was just concerned about drinking, but then at the event Kam was hosting she actually used the word alcoholic.

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Steph is clearly uncomfortable, and I understand that completely. It’s so hard to be friends with someone who your best friend doesn’t like.  And I get that mentality – when your BFF hates someone, you automatically hate them, too.  At the end of the day though, you can still be loyal and be friends with whoever you like.  I’ve learned the hard way myself how having this unwavering loyalty can backfire on you.  What happens when your BFF starts being friends with that person again, and you’re just there like….what now?  It’s a shitty situation to be in.  Steph can still be loyal to Brandi and be friends with LeeAnne.  Steph wants to confront LeeAnne, because she wants to know she actually said that, and unfortunately she thinks it’s going to have to happen in Copenhagen.  Cary looks so worried.

img_5049All drama aside, the actual ceremony was so gorgeous. I love that Travis flew in Steph’s original MOH.  I also love that she can still fit into her wedding dress from ten years ago!  She looked flawless, as usual.  Chance and Cruz were so cute, and I just love their family.  I also LOLed at Travis mentioning butt sex in front of Steph’s parents, and her Mother’s mortified expression, lmao.  It was such a nice, drama-free day.

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The girls are all packing now for their trip, and then we see them all heading to the airport. Cary, Steph, Kameron & Brandi are all flying first class, and LeeAnne and D’Andra are flying coach.  I already feel uncomfortable watching D’Andra and LeeAnne not speak at all.

Next week, shit looks like it’s about to hit the fan. Is it Wednesday yet!?

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Until next week….

xo

RHOD: 80’S LADIES

I have to start off by saying, #RHOD is giving me life.  This is easily the best housewife franchise there is.  I genuinely love these ladies.  Yes, sometimes they do some questionable things….but who doesn’t?  They’re relatable, they’re fun, and they’re just trying to live their best lives.  80’s Ladies did not disappoint, so let’s get to it.

LADIES WHO LUNCH & BABES THAT BOOZE

Steph, LeeAnne and Kameron are all meeting up for lunch today, and I’m honestly loving this trio.  LeeAnne remarks that she know Kam & Steph will get along well, because they’re like Barbie and Skipper – a perfect match. LOL.

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Meanwhile, Brandi and D’Andra are meeting up for lunch elsewhere.  The waiter asks them if they would like a glass or a bottle of Rose, and they both pause for a moment as they look at each other, and Brandi responds, “We might as well get a bottle.”  Yes!  I love these two.  They are so much fun together.  I’m so happy for Brandi that she hired a Nanny, because she needed the help.  Being a Mom doesn’t have to be your identity, and it’s totally okay to have help, and to have some “me time” or girl time.  I love that D’Andra and Brandi are having fun and letting loose.  Get it girls!

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Back over at lunch with Kam, Steph, and LeeAnne, Steph admits that she was nervous about meeting the girls.  (Steph is so cute, and so sweet.)  I’m LOLing when Steph says she’s like Christopher Columbus- “Stefina Columbus, exploring uncharted territory in the land of pink & carnie.” wmoji  Kam goes on to say that she feels like Steph is their new pledge sister for their sorority – LMAO.

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D’Andra is telling Brandi about her chat with LeeAnne.  She feels as though as LeeAnne is pushing her away.  In D’s confessional, she tells us that she has heard rumors that Rich has been unfaithful.  She also thinks LeeAnne knows that she’s heard this, or has heard these rumors herself.  She doesn’t want to be the one to point out the rumors, because she feels like she’ll be blamed for it.  Which, I don’t blame her – being the messenger sucks, the messenger always get it the worst.  She also reiterates that she feels like LeeAnne and Rich live separate lives.  Brandi listens, and then she gives her own opinion.  She doesn’t believe that LeeAnne has truly changed, and she also thinks that she’s jealous of D’Andra.  I’m not sure how I feel about that statement right now.  I do, however, agree with D’Andra when she says, “best friends tell each other everything.”

Kam and Steph seem to be getting along very well, and LeeAnne points out their similarities; they’re both basically wearing the same shade of pink, their sons have the same name (Cruz/Cruise….sorry I can’t remember if one is spelled with a K!) and they’re the only blondes of the group.  LeeAnne and Kam feel like Steph is different when she’s away from the “other girls”, and I’m a little bit annoyed because obviously when they say “other girls” they’re referring to Brandi.  In Steph’s confessional, she says she feels like everyone lumps her & Brandi together like they’re Siamese twins.  I understand her frustration.  Yes, Brandi is her BFF, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her own identity or her own friendships.  I’m not blaming Brandi for this at all, either, I’m blaming everyone else who keeps making this some kind of thing, when it’s not.  At least, it shouldn’t be.  LeeAnne then brings up how Cary told her that Brandi said she’s in Kameron’s ear.  There is way too much he said/she said right now, I can’t deal with it.

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When we switch back over to D’Andra & Brandi, they’re getting drunk on tequila shots and having a blast – and I love it!

LGBTQ BLACK TIE KICK OFF

LeeAnne is hosting a charity event for the LGBTQ community.  We see L in a confessional say that she thinks D’Andra’s priorities have changed, because D’Andra isn’t there.  (Yet.)  She says that’s how she became friends with D’Andra; they met through charities.  I don’t think that this is a fair statement.  Even if D’s priorities have changed – who cares?  She’s not obligated to go to every single charity event and she shouldn’t be judged for it, either.  I think it’s pretty obvious that LeeAnne is hurt.  I wish she would just tell D’Andra why.

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D’Andra does show up to the event, albeit late.  And with Brandi, which LeeAnne is NOT happy about.  Should D’Andra have brought Brandi to the event?  Maybe not, but I honestly don’t think it’s that big of a deal.  There wasn’t ill intent behind it – they had been together all day.  Also, it’s a charity event.  I don’t really know how these things work, but isn’t everyone welcome?

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LeeAnne tells D’Andra what Cary had told her that Brandi said, and D’Andra admits that she didn’t know.  D also thinks that LeeAnne and Brandi need to chat – and I agree, but right now is absolutely not the time or the place.  LeeAnne confronts her, and Brandi “calls bullshit.”  Brandi also brings up things that LeeAnne has said; recently, and from two years ago – about B being a bad influence, etc.  LeeAnne gets pissed, and she is even more annoyed that D’Andra has stayed silent.  Nothing gets resolved, of course, and Brandi leaves.  D’Andra tells LeeAnne that she came to be supportive of her, and LeeAnne shoots back that there’s like 12 minutes left of the event, and she showed up with Brandi.

This entire scene was such a shitshow.  I have so many issues with it.  I do feel like LeeAnne was definitely being aggressive, and I am not here for her bashing Brandi for drinking.  So what, she was drunk?  She was letting loose and having fun.  We aren’t going to judge her for that, it’s bullshit.  Clearly, LeeAnne is mad at D’Andra – she needs to just talk to her and tell her exactly how she feels.  Tell her that your feelings are hurt that she showed up late and brought someone she knows you aren’t crazy about!  Don’t be passive aggressive, be honest.  D’Andra has always been understanding.  If LeeAnne approached the situation in that manner and D’Andra reacted negatively, then I would get it.  But she didn’t give D a chance. It’s frustrating.

GIRL POWER AT IT’S FINEST

The scene with Kameron & Court was EVERYTHING.  I hate talking poorly about anyone’s significant other, but I literally cringe when I watch Court speak to Kam.  He can be super condescending, and it honestly enrages me.  He doesn’t really support Kam in her Sparkle Dog endeavor, and a lot of the time I feel like he’s just humoring her.  Hearing how the conference call went made me jump for joy.  Yaaaassss Kam!  Get it, girl!  Court is shocked, and I’m thrilled.  Fuck you, Court, for doubting your Boss Bitch wife.  So proud of Kameron, and excited for her.  I hope Sparkle Dog takes over the fucking world, LOL.

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^ That’s my Kameron face to Court after the conference call.  “I TOLD YOU SO.”

BALANCE & (VAGINAL) REJUVENATION

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We’re with Cary and Stephanie, and Steph is having Vaginal Rejuvenation because “she pees her pants in public all the time” – LMAO, love her.

When Steph’s done, she’s chatting with Cary, and they are talking about the No Tie Fundraiser Prom Event that Kameron is hosting.  Steph says that Cary can ride with her and Brandi, and Cary explains that she really needs to talk to Brandi because she fucked up.  She tells Steph how she told LeeAnne what Brandi had said, and I love how Steph responds to this.  Can everyone take notes please and be a Stephanie Hollman type of friend?  She tells Cary in a very sweet way that she may be going overboard with the honesty thing.  It’s a good thing to be honest, and Steph knows that Cary has good intentions, but it may come across to others that she’s just being a shit-stirrer.  Cary agrees, and basically admits that she’s just trying to find a good balance.  Last year, she felt like she wasn’t honest at all, and now this year, it’s too much.  Trust me, I get it.  It sucks being friends with a group of girls who aren’t all friends, or who are arguing with each other.  You want to be loyal to everyone, and it can be a tough balance to find.  I think we all need to take more notes from Steph, because she has truly mastered staying out of any drama this season.

NO TIE FUNDRAISER – 80’S PROM STYLE

The girls are all attending Kam’s event, and they’re dressing the part. (Can I just say that they all killed it!?)  Before we get into what actually happened, let’s talk about how amazing these babes look.

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D’Andra’s look was my fav – she looks absolutely gorgeous!  I’m honestly obsessed with her big hair – love it LOL.

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Brandi arrives at Steph’s in a limo so she can pick up her prom date.  They are Prom King & Queen, after all.  They are too funny, I loved this idea and I love how much fun these two have together.

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At the event, we see Kam, and she is looking fabulous.  Very 80’s Madonna.  She tells us she is the honorary co-chair for the AIDS Services of Dallas, which is what this event is for.  The girls are all chatting, discussing the 80’s, and Kam says, “I was born in the 80’s.”  LMAO, me too Kam.

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In the limo, Brandi and Steph are chatting.  Brandi tells Steph what happened at LeeAnne’s charity event.  She goes on to say that she doesn’t think LeeAnne is being honest and that clearly something is wrong with her and Rich since they haven’t set a date for their wedding yet.  Steph thinks D’Andra is winding Brandi up.  (I don’t think D’Andra is intentionally doing anything – I think she’s formed a friendship with Brandi and is venting her frustrations to her about LeeAnne, which in turn, is winding Brandi up.)  I 100% agree with Stephanie, though, when she says that Brandi shouldn’t care when LeeAnne’s wedding will be.  Brandi also thinks LeeAnne is using Stephanie to annoy Brandi, and I don’t agree with that.  Steph and LeeAnne have both been making an effort to become friends with each other this season, so I don’t think that’s the case.

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During the event, Cary, Kam and LeeAnne are chatting, and LeeAnne shares how D’Andra and Brandi showed up drunk to her charity event.  LeeAnne is definitely being judgey about Brandi, and I like that Cary steps in and defends her.  Kameron asks if Brandi was invited to the event, and LeeAnne says no.  Again – do you have to be invited to a charity event?  I honestly do not know the answer to this.

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All of the girls arrive.  Everyone exchanges greetings, and LeeAnne and Brandi are actually being cordial to each other, so at first I’m like, Yay, there’s hope!  But that hope crashes and burns pretty quickly.  Brandi asks LeeAnne if they can talk, and they both move away from the group to have a one on one conversation.  Brandi totally comes for LeeAnne in this scene, saying that she doesn’t think she’s truly changed.

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At the table, Kameron brings up the charity event yet again, and D’Andra speaks up and says that she brought Brandi, and it was her fault.  Kameron goes on to say that Brandi was drunk, and Stephanie steps in and says that it’s not D’Andra’s fault.  Thank you, Steph!  Can we please stop talking about this now?

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Brandi and LeeAnne are still talking, and Brandi asks LeeAnne why she hasn’t set a wedding date yet.  I will say, I do agree with LeeAnne 100% when she says that it’s not Brandi’s business.  However, when LeeAnne replies with, “How would you feel if I asked you if you had a baby just to save your marriage?” I actually gasped.  Everyone is going to turn this around and say, “She didn’t really say that, she used it as an example”, but I don’t give a fuck, you don’t go there.  If that thought never crossed her mind, she wouldn’t have said it, period.  LeeAnne is pissed and wants to hurt Brandi, end of story.  Brandi retaliates by saying that she believes LeeAnne is jealous of D’Andra, and when L asks why, she says, “because she’s already walked down the aisle and she’s happily married”, to which L responds, “She’s walked down the aisle twice.”  I think that’s a weird response, honestly.  If someone accused me of being jealous of my BFF, that’s not the first thing that comes to mind to say.

D’Andra approaches them, and Brandi leaves, leaving D and L to speak to each other.  D’Andra tells LeeAnne that she’s concerned about her – she says that they talked for three hours last week, and she basically got nothing out of her.  LeeAnne says that she’s going to look at wedding dresses in a few weeks and hopes D will come.  (Like wait, what?)  D’Andra says again that she’s concerned, and LeeAnne says, “Don’t be.”  D’Andra – “I am.”  Then, L says, “If I hear that we lead separate lives one more time I am going to fly into a rage of fury that no fucking meditation bowl can get me out of.”  Well, that escalated.  D’Andra isn’t one to take shit, though, and tells LeeAnne, “Don’t fucking talk to me like that.”

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The other girls are standing around talking, and Brandi tells Cary she’s pissed at her.  I love this “argument”, if you even wanna call it that.  Cary immediately owns that she was wrong.  “You deserve to be pissed at me.  I fucked up.”  They make up quickly, but Brandi is wary of sharing things with Cary in the future, and I get that.

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D’Andra and LeeAnne get absolutely nowhere.  I feel like D is in such a bad position, and neither of them can see eye to eye.  They can’t get through to each other.  I do find it strange, though, that LeeAnne doesn’t tell D’Andra (either on or off camera) that she has nothing to worry about.  Yes, I know, she tells D she doesn’t have to be concerned, but she’s also being very elusive and vague.  If things were really great in my relationship and my BFF came to me, I might be pissed at first but I would definitely ask her why she had these concerns, and reassure her that I was happy.  LeeAnne isn’t doing these things, which is why I do think that there is more to the story than we know.  I’m just not sure what that is.

Sorry guys, this was an extremely long recap, longer than I realized it was going to be.  I’m excited for next weeks episode.

Until then…..

xo

RHOD: THE BADGER OF BEAVER CREEK

You guys, I have so many thoughts and so many feels on this episode. I was loving it in the beginning, but then Kameron pulled this bullshit and really ruined everything.  It was hard to wrap my head around.  (Still is.)  So I’m just going to jump right back in.

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We pick back up at Stephanie’s house, where we left off last week. Obviously, being surprised is a completely normal reaction.  However, when D’Andra tells us that LeeAnne told her that “Brandi didn’t have a good marriage” – that bothered me.  I understand that LeeAnne and D’Andra are (or, were) best friends, so I get it if LeeAnne told her that in confidence.  But I don’t think D’Andra should’ve said it in the confessional.  It just seems like it’s going to start unnecessary drama.  I don’t think that’s D’Andra’s intention, however.  And LeeAnne states in her recent blog post on Bravo that she NEVER said that Brandi and Bryan didn’t have a good marriage. So who knows.

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Kameron seems to be making this all about herself. Whenever she made a flip comment – something along the lines of, “Why are you keeping this a secret?  It’s not like you’re Madonna or Beyonce”,  my jaw dropped.  It’s Brandi’s family, Brandi’s adoption, she doesn’t owe you an explanation as to why she does anything.  Can you just be a normal human being and be happy for her?

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Brandi pulls LeeAnne aside and they both decide that they want to start fresh. I was so excited, I’m not going to lie.  I honestly couldn’t remember why Brandi and LeeAnne were in such a weird place this year – and then we get the flashback of the reunion, where Brandi says she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to move on with LeeAnne.  She also supposedly tweeted (I say supposedly because I didn’t see this tweet, I just read what someone else posted) that Brandi said she was never friends w/LeeAnne.  Obviously, that’s hurtful.  I understand LeeAnne being hurt.  However, I didn’t watch Season 1 – I started off at Season 2, and all I saw at first was LeeAnne and Brandi seeming to be super close, and Brandi was mad at Steph so the two of them weren’t speaking.  I don’t know what LeeAnne and Brandi’s relationship was like in Season 1, honestly.  So it’s hard for me to really say anything about their dynamic.  However, I was excited that they were both willing to put the BS aside and be friends.  The Pink Detective wasn’t feeling this.  She was very interested in what was going on between L & B – and, in my opinion, she seemed jealous.  I don’t think she wants LeeAnne and Brandi to be friends.

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When Kameron suggests a Girls Trip to Beaver Creek, I’m instantly like, “this is suspect.” I just have a bad feeling that this is a setup of some sort.  I don’t think Kameron has good intentions with this trip, but I’m hoping that I’m wrong. I know she’s already feeling hurt that she didn’t know about Bruin before the party, she’s annoyed that Stephanie lied to her about having a surrogate, and she is definitely jealous of LeeAnne and Brandi reconciling.  I don’t trust this.

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Brandi and D’Andra begin to rehash their issues – Brandi is still pissed about the squinty eye comment, which D’Andra doesn’t deny, but she doesn’t apologize for her either. The whole Adderall thing though – this is so confusing to me.  D’Andra I guess did some podcast where she talked about how people abuse Adderall – but she said that it wasn’t about Brandi.  Brandi tells her she has a source who told her that it was about her, and D’Andra denies that it was. Brandi feels like D’Andra is lying to her and just wants her to own what she said, but D’Andra refuses to own something she didn’t say.  They don’t get anything resolved.  Cary and D’Andra go outside and Cary asks her how her convo went with Brandi.  D’Andra begins to tell her, and then Cary admits that she did tell Brandi that D’Andra said it.  D’Andra is clearly annoyed that Cary would tell Brandi this.  But again, D’Andra says that she wasn’t specifically talking about Brandi, and Cary doesn’t argue with her.  I was so confused.  I don’t know who said what.  Can we just drop it?

All the girls are packing for Beaver Creek. Stephanie is only staying for half of the trip – she’s going to Italy! So jelly.  Brandi and Steph FaceTime, and Brandi is still annoyed with D’Andra, wishing she would just own it.  D’Andra is at home with Jeremy (I’m LOLing at how Jeremy made the bed, side note.  Reminds me of how my boyfriend makes the bed) and she’s annoyed with Brandi because she thinks Brandi should’ve immediately have come to her if she was mad and confronted the situation head on.  I can see where they both are coming from.  Brandi and D’Andra are both strong women, and they both seem a little bit stubborn.  I hope they resolve this!

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Kameron gets all the girls matching PJ’s to wear on the plane. “PJ’s on the PJ!”  LOL, I thought that was super cute.  Then Kam pulls out an itinerary, and while I am also all for an itinerary, I wouldn’t want one on a girls trip. It’s unnecessary. I like Steph’s philosophy, Jesus and Liquor is all you need.

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When they arrive in Beaver Creek, they stop at Beaver Liquors. I loved everything about this scene. The girls were all getting along so well.  Brandi and Steph are my favorites; they get so silly when they are together, they remind me of me and my cousin, Melissa.  (Love you Sissy!) Also, this was totally the episodes of all the epic quotes.  I’m still LOLing @ Cary – “Kam’s boujie, she’s probably never been to a liquor store…or had her beaver licked.”  Crying laughing.

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Kam’s house is absolutely breathtaking. Can you imagine a bowling alley being in your home? Not even your main home, your vacation home.  And that elevator….I wonder what it would feel like to be that insanely rich?  Sadly I will never know, LOL.

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Anyway, the girls are getting settled in, and of course Brandi & Steph have to tease Kameron. Kam said that she was fine w/the poster, and she honestly didn’t seem upset by it, but then she went over to the other girls and said it made her uncomfortable.  LeeAnne explained to her that it’s just their sense of humor. D’Andra agrees.  Steph says it, they’re playfully nudging her.  Lighten up, Kam.  God.

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Watching Brandi and Steph go “sledding” was everything. I was laughing out loud.  I genuinely love their friendship.  They’re so cute and so fun.  They can have fun wherever they are, and they’re so silly.  Inside, Cary made the other girls “Beaverito’s” (instead of Mojito’s, lol) and LeeAnne is teaching them to meditate w/the bowl.  (Sorry, unsure what this is called, but I’m intrigued.)  Kam continuously laughs every time, and doesn’t take it seriously.

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Dinner time. Of course there is a chef,  I wouldn’t expect anything less.  Things are kind of tense between D’Andra and Brandi, but that’s not surprising.  LeeAnne isn’t drinking, and I applaud her for deciding to stay sober.  Good for you, girl!  She knows that alcohol could potentially trigger her anger in this situation, so she made the right choice.  Kam pulls out these cards that ask questions on them, and everyone has to answer.  Just silly, fun, girl stuff.  Somehow, Baby Bruin gets brought up, and Kam comments again that she thought it was weird that Steph lied and said she had a surrogate. Steph explains to her that she just didn’t want to ruin Brandi’s surprise.  “It was scary, Stephanie.  You didn’t even blink.” Okay Kameron.  She also goes on to say that she “looked like an idiot” because she was so excited for Stephanie.  Jesus, get the fuck over it already.  This is so beyond ridiculous. Kameron also expresses she feels left out, and then Cary just keeps repeatedly calling her a Badger, and then Brandi starts teasing her.  Based on the preview, I thought this scene was going to be way worse. (The “worse”, unfortunately, comes later.)  Everything is kind of passive aggressive here. Brandi is teasing Kam, telling her she wants to make out with her.  Kameron makes a comment that she thought Brandi would’ve been with “like 50 people”, which is beyond rude.  Somehow the fucking dildo incident from last year gets brought up (WHY ARE WE NOT OVER THIS?) and I’m just floored.  Brandi’s a good sport, though, and she continues messing w/Kam, and does manage to kiss her.  Everything is going….okay?

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All of the girls, minus LeeAnne, are drunk at this point. They want to go in the hot tub.  Kam is upset that Cary is naked in the Jacuzzi.  She even seems upset that Brandi’s wearing a bra & underwear…..that’s basically a bathing suit?  Also – have you never seen your girlfriends naked before? Who cares?  Side note: D’Andra, that bathing suit was so gorgeous. Where is it from!?

Inside, LeeAnne decides to go to bed early. I don’t blame her – if I was the only sober one out of my drunk friends I’d be going to bed, too.  The other girls are out of the hot tub at this point, and they’re all hanging out in the kitchen and chatting.  Everyone keeps mentioning that LeeAnne seems off.  I don’t’ think any of the girls are saying this in a negative manner – I think that they’re just drunk.  D’Andra says she thinks it’s because of the rift between LeeAnne and Cary.  I don’t think D was being mean in suggesting that – I think that’s how she honestly felt.  The girls even agree at one point that they are drunk, so maybe they’re overreacting.  D’Andra then turns to Brandi and says that she knows they have issues, but they should talk about it when they’re sober.  Smart idea.

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Now here’s when all hell breaks loose and shit really hits the fan. Kameron, using this opportunity to once again bring up Brandi’s adoption, asks if anyone’s feelings were hurt that they didn’t know about the adoption prior to the party.  Cary is so pissed, and calls the whole thing “stupid”.  Totally agree.  Brandi begins to get upset, and says that she doesn’t want to fight with anyone, and she also doesn’t think she has to explain herself.  Again, I agree 100%.  Brandi does not owe anyone an explanation for how she chooses to do anything in her life!  This is unreal.  I don’t understand why Kameron is making this about her?  You’re not that close to Brandi, you never were….I’m so unsure as to why you feel like you should’ve been in the know?  Also, this is a really happy time for Brandi.  Way to make her feel shitty.

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When Steph says, “We are not going to bash Brandi for adopting a baby” (or something along those lines) I was like YES STEPH! THANK YOU!  Kameron twists this, which I don’t even know how she managed to do, because she was bashing Brandi!  She sat there and made her feel bad, to the point that Brandi got up and left the table and went to her room, crying.  How else would you define bashing? And then for her to flip the fuck out on Steph – so uncalled for.  Steph is sticking up for her best friend.  She tells Steph to “take back” what she said, and then declares that Stephanie owes her an apology.  Stephanie owes you absolutely nothing.  Steph won’t do either, and now Kameron isn’t mad at Brandi at all, but has an issue with Stephanie.  I mean, really?  This is so dramatic, so over the top.  I knew it from the beginning when Kam wanted to do this girls trip – I didn’t trust it. It was a total set up.

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We end the episode with Kameron saying that she doesn’t want Stephanie in her house anymore, and then you see a clip of Steph leaving. I honestly think that this was just the producers, I don’t believe Kam kicked Steph out of her home.  Steph was leaving early for Italy anyway, so I think the producers used that to their advantage.  Based on next weeks preview, it seems like Brandi and Kameron are fine….but now it looks as though it’s D’Andra and LeeAnne who are having an issue.

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Sorry guys, I know this was abnormally long, but this was a lot to take in. I told you, I had too many feels while watching this.  Tell me what you think – were you Team Stephanie, or Team Kameron?  I think it’s pretty obvious whose side I was on, LOL.

Until next week……

xo