Before I write anything about the Housewives, I’d just like to say that I want Portia Umansky to record my voice mail greeting. It doesn’t have to be very long, just “Hello, darling, leave a message. Goodbye, darling”. That’s one cute kid and if I were invited to her birthday party, I’d be there in a New York minute. Then again, I’m not her Aunt Kim, who would rather punish her sister and make excuses for blowing off another family event. In the meantime, I think I’ll follow her on Twitter and hope that she’ll invite me to her 5th birthday party in March.
Party invitations, or the lack thereof, seemed to be the theme of this episode. In fact, it seems to be a theme of lots of Housewives’ episodes, and not being invited to something usually means that viewers are going to watch the fallout for a long time. The big dis-invite in this case was in relation to the 3rd year anniversary of Lisa’s restaurant. Adrienne was not included in the list of guests because she really isn’t friends with Lisa and Ken. She’s pretty angry about it but I think that’s because she forgot that she brought this on herself. We didn’t forget what happened during last season’s reunion and the awful things she said to and about Lisa. Adrienne made her presence at the party known anyway, by having a half a dozen people haul in one of the leftover floats from the Rose Bowl parade in honor of the event.
While we’re on the subject of Adrienne, it’s interesting to see that she and Taylor have struck up such a friendship. I’m just wondering exactly what it is that they have in common. I could probably assume a thing or two, in light of recent events in the Maloof/Nassif household, but it seems rather strange and sudden to me. Adrienne, as I recall, was more than willing to help dispatch the Armstrongs from Kyle’s white party along with the rest of the group. Oh well, I guess we’ll have to wait and see what these new BFFs are cooking up in the Maloof kitchen. I don’t have too much more to say about Taylor. I think I became distracted watching her lips move and trying to figure out where the 10 pounds she claimed to have gained were.
Lisa and Brandi have developed a wonderfully funny friendship, even to the point where the wild child brings out the best in both Lisa and Ken. Her housewarming gifts were of the type you could only give when you feel comfortable enough knowing that the recipients will get the joke. Lisa’s and Ken’s new home is beautiful and I’m still trying to find a way to live in that closet of hers.
We haven’t met Marisa yet, but we did see Yolanda, who seemed to hold her own among the veterans so far. She did say that she thought the other women had a lot of drama going on. I know we don’t have much to go on at this point, but she and we haven’t seen the half of it.
It was funny to see that Kathy Hilton has decided to make an appearance on the show. I thought that she felt that the Housewives weren’t up to her standards, you know, being a Hilton and all. Perhaps she’s realized that in order to get some attention you have to be more Kardashian-like than lady like. It also seems as if she’s the one who’s been keeping a tight leash on Kim during her attempts at sobriety, especially considering that Kyle and Kim can barely stand to be in the same room together. Besides, if you needed a dress for your prom, it’s nice to have an aunt like Kathy whose wardrobe choices and closet size rival Lisa’s.
A couple of other thoughts.
Today is election day. Vote. Please. Vote for what you think is good for you and for me and for the other 314,000,000 Americans who will live with the decision. It’s how we get to say our piece and we shouldn’t trivialize or squander that right.
For the people who live in the tri-state area, I know how much you’ve been through. Some of you have lost just about everything and some of you have endured more than the rest of us can even comprehend. Mother Nature has been unusually hard on millions of people and now there’s a possibility of a Northeaster on Wednesday. I don’t even have the words to describe how disheartening this news is. I hope it comforts you, in some small way, to know that there are millions more of us praying that you’ll get through this and be able to rebuild your lives and homes and families. The rest of us are here to help.