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  1. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    She doesn’t argue well. And u hit the nail on the head. When she grabs on to something someone offers up she does herself no favors. Sometimes It creates a sloppy defense that down the line bites lu in the ass. A big example was her beef with Carole. That got so messy cause Lu let whatever “reason” fly as to why she was in her feels about Carole and Adam and by the time she finally addressed what really didn’t sit well there had been a few different back and forths about Adam being her chef, a close family friend, not really age appropriate yada yada. Lu doesn’t like to put too much out there so even when she’s getting called out she’s not ready speak on shit so when other people chime in she’s thinks she can just roll with whatever’s being said. I think that’s also her way of not accidentally slipping and sharing too much. Or stepping in more shit. This reunion I was happy that she was able to stick closer to what the problems were with the others and I’m actually relieved that there hasn’t been too much overreaching when it came to Lu so far. Minus Ramona’s declaration about her drinking.
  2. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    That’s all the season has been the women are irritated. I didn’t see anything that warranted the ridiculous gang ups and constant negative mean girl gossip and antics towards Lu. Completely mean spirited all around. And sure they can be annoyed but it’s the negative energy and volatile behavior they allow themselves to aim at Lu. It’s way over board and I really don’t appreciate how they constantly try to strong arm her into conceding that her accomplishment ain’t all that. They constantly put it down. That ain’t cool. And on what premise? That they’ve been to enough shows and they are done? Ok then don’t go to anymore and let Lu pout. Won’t kill anyone. Don’t want to hear about cabaret they tell her the topic is off limits and change the subject. I mean even if the topic keeps coming up then leave the room or I don’t know let her say her piece and be an adult. I get through eyeroll portions of conversations with friends all the time really ain’t that hard. If a part of a conversation aggravated me cause I think my friend is being full of herself I chuckle and say “you’re so fucking hysterical would you shut up with that shit already my ears are about to bleed” then she’ll call me a bitch we will laugh and then talk about something else. Simple. These women pretend that it’s some huge traumatic experience that they have no idea how to maneuver through aside from being down right mean to Lu. It’s absolutely ridiculous how unhinged they become about it. Lu’s bad behavior isn’t that extreme at least not melt downs and crying fits inducing bad. It’s the festering and mean spirited jabs, digs and gang ups that has made it into a more damaging problem. Lu can’t sing, wants the women to attend to shows, relishes her new act and is very pleased with herself. As annoying as those things may be it ain’t no catastrophic event. The women being so mean about it is what mainly fed the nonsense. Hearing them try to lay a lot of it at Lu’s feet bugs me cause all in all I didn’t see anything that needed those extremely negative responses to Lu.
  3. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    It does happen to Beth which is why her mocking Lu seemed even more bizarre to me.. See I think this is where things get misconstrued. I do think she does take the idea of her being a celebrity seriously and she's not wrong. I think people expect Lu to take all of her efforts as one big, ongoing, joke and or fluke and that really shouldn't be expected of her. I do think she does get offended at how hard the others try to diminish her success. I think that's where most of her defiance comes from. She's made it this far jumping from one project to the next, expanding her popularity and there is something to be said about that. She gets that the others want her to tone it down but I've never been one to subscribe to dulling your own light in order to make sourpusses more comfortable. I think it's more insulting for the women to constantly try to rain on Lu's parade all the time and I admire Lu's adamant defiance to their brand of "friendships". The women constantly try to tell Lu that her endeavors aren't really all that impressive, trying their best to minimize her shows etc. etc. I mean it's such a running pattern. It's like for some reason anything Lu does should always be considered some mediocre nothing of an accomplishment when in reality what Lu has done and has been a part of over the years is pretty significant. Maybe she doesn't reach the heights of some giants in whatever industry she's dipping her toes in but since when is that the standard for pride in oneself? Drive to move forward to bigger and better things? Her complete faith in herself and appreciation for her talents is the main reason these producers, agents or whoever is in charge of delivering a product seek HER out or entertain any pitches HER camp may throw out to them. In essence they are trying to get Lu to dim the lights on the very thing that affords her these opportunities. It's not that Lu isn't in on the joke, it's that it really isn't a joke. Her show is what it's meant to be. A crowd pleasing entertaining show and she does it well. It really bugs that the women seem to require Lu to issue disclaimers here and there about her "lack of talent" in order to placate their less than impressed attitudes with her. Hey, they are free not to be impressed but what bothers me is their constant need to try and have Lu express the same unimpressed sentiment about HER OWN accomplishments. That's where the whole "is Lu in on the joke" sours for me.
  4. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    Yup! This is another thing that grates. That no one seems to understand that Lu recording another song ISN'T some sad sad thing. Lu KNOWS she can't sing. She was never a singer. She has utilized the resources and tools that have been BROUGHT to her so that she can move forward with this particular endeavor. The star that Lu continues to ride high on is her popularity with the powers that be. THEY seek her out. THEY feel she can carry these projects and Lu gives them no reason to think any different. They believe in her and her ability to shill whatever they decide for her to sell. I don't care what anyone says, Lu makes the most out of what life throws at her and that ain't no lie. The fact that she gets hated on for that is really disheartening to me.
  5. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    Is it really hard to believe that Lu was a person of interest to the pap considering her brushes with the law and rehab and being on reality tv? Kim Richards was popping up everywhere (TMZ, tabloids, etc. etc.) during her seasons on the show. Granted, Kim was giving way more away with her behavior but I don't think it's a stretch to believe that Lu was on the radar of some photographers. Maybe not a gaggle every where and at all times but still. It's okay for Lu to be unnerved by even the slightest of increased attempts at candid, private shots of her. Oh and Beth's criticism is rich coming from Beth who has had such vitrol reactions to being in the press in the past. It was such a raw nerve with her that she literally went ape shit more than once about it.
  6. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    Exactly! Ok Lu's text seemed a bit harsh BUUUUTTTT I totally get what happened there. Dorinda comes in hot via text on the day of Lu's show so right there Lu's rolling her eyes at the inconsideration. In her initial response (which, IMO, should have been the end of the issue) Lu sends her a very positive and polite response/solution to the problem. Dorinda still responds with attitude, aggravation and continues to dump this ridiculousness in Lu's lap even AFTER Lu has pretty much addressed the problem and offered up a fix. Now mind you Lu began her response to Dorinda with "I'm getting a mammogram..." Once Dorinda ignored that detail and continued on her angry texts, I'm pretty sure the switch flipped and Lu was all like awwwww hell no! Lu's texts became more detached because now Lu's mad that Dorinda is expecting Lu to put her stupid issues with John above what she's got going on at the moment and at that very moment she is, and forgive me if it seems corny or over dramatic of me to say, getting a mammogram. Look, the minute I heard Lu mention the mammogram I cringed cause I already knew that detail was going to affect the mindset of the exchange with Dorinda. No surprise that I was on Lu's side there because I think it's hella fuck up, after hearing that your friend is having a mammogram that your immediate response ISN'T "is this an annual checkup? Is everything ok?" Yes, at their ages it can be assumed that she was just going in for a wellness visit but even those are unnerving. I say this as a women who has had multiple thick breast tissue masses that prompted ultra sounds and check ups and even a solid mass that had to be biopsied (benign). And it all started in my 20's, which doesn't count the time when I was 16 and felt a lump that my doctor said should go away on it's own and it did (no mammogram that time). You don't just blaze through something like that and continue berating your friend about your sorta boyfriend that you treat like shit on the regular and especially not after the response you received offered up a solution. No Dorinda wanted to bitch out Lu because John was mad at Dorinda and so she wanted to shift her anger onto a new target and Lu wasn't having it. I say good for Lu. One thing about Lu is that she cuts to the chase and she doesn't entertain the bullshit. And it's contributed to the label of being self absorbed but in reality I see it as her not letting them bait her into some foolish attempts are making her their whipping boy. Sure she grates and all that but Lu doing Lu really isn't the worse thing a person can do. Not in this day in age where everyone promotes "look out for number one first before you can make anyone else happy" Unless your Lu that is. Lu is throwing herself into her cabaret as a diversion but these women want to penalize her for not finding the energy or strength to coddle them and their fake needs during her struggles. You know cause apparently even when you're life's a hot mess you're still expected to maintain perfect social graces at all time. And it also seems that none of these women can handle difficult circumstances within friendships without becoming completely unhinged and resent the fact that Lu can shift gears, steel up and push through so they've labelled her self absorbed, uncaring and a taker. I'm sure she has taken but she was also trying her best to keep active and to keep reaching for whatever would stabilize her at the time and if she's wasn't as "gracious" as they wanted her to be in that process then I really don't fault her. I'm more offended at their unrealistic expectations of Lu and what they tried to hold her too during that time. So Lu's being self absorbed, ok, big whoop, but then through out the season the women slowly escalate all of Lu's missteps into some huge issue that ends with Lu being some huge friend abuser complete with heinous acts of joking on Tins for slurring during her beratement of Lu, Going off on her own for a 2 hour trip to the beach, trying to hog a massage table (which the episode that includes producer remarks pointed out that the ladies PAY FOR massages, hair and make up people ahead of time before a trip) and not being as gracious as they would like her to be considering she's a drunk and an ex con. I mean that's how it came across to me. People who want someone to cowtow because of some unfortunate circumstances either in their past or that's still ongoing. Just because you can't handle the way someone is working through their issues and aren't keeping your feelings as a top priority at all times doesn't mean it's open season on them. I feel like they never really truly tried to manage their expectations of Lu and instead used her obvious turmoil as a weapon against her all season. Just my opinion. My thing is, if you can't keep your judgement out of your interactions with someone and plan on throwing shit in their face, or get easily upset with someone based on where YOU think their ego should be when dealing with you due to the unfortunate circumstances in their lives then Nah, you are just as terrible as the person you think you're better than. Even worse cause you're using someone else's troubles as a reason to behave cruelly towards them. These women were on a mission to shave Lu down using a situation that already knocked the wind out of her. They were just mad that it didn't knock her to knees so they could finally feel above her. The wind was knocked out of Lu but she continued to fight to stand tall and they resented her for not buckling, not even for a second so they blew up all of Lu's aggravating character traits into these unforgivable transgressions so that they could try to weaken her resolve. If Lu's pissing you off then pull back. Don't make yourself some hostage, victim she's relentlessly attacking. If she bugs then put some distance and if you feel the need to "be there" then do it with no strings attached. Newsflash, when people are going through shit they may not be the most pleasant. Their balance is off, they have less emotional currency to doll out to others and reserve a lot of that energy for themselves and considering how they felt about Lu's personality BEFORE all this makes their constant criticism of Lu during this time absolutely maddening. Just because everyone "has their shit" doesn't magically make dealing with your own shit any easier and doesn't magically enable you to be some gracious entity at all times. I'll do my best to keep my shit from affecting how I treat you but if you are constantly in my space demanding pleasantries from me when you know damn well it's coming in shorter and shorter supply then that's where it becomes unacceptable and all bets are off. You want repayment of that emotional currency before I've even gotten through to the other side then what the hell was the point? That's like lending someone $20 for gas then asking for it back the very next day before they even get paid. It's ridiculous. I think Lu was trying her best to simplify as much as she could in her life and it came across as short, chilly and not interested which to be honest who expects a person who's running on empty, trying to refuel, to dish out X amount of energy to deal with minor issues as if they are major problems? All season these women kept lobbying over petty grievances towards Lu demanding she apply serious attention to and depleting what little she had on bullshit. Meanwhile this takes away from her more grueling and pressing problems. That's how the whole season read to me and I don't think Lu was wrong to be reserved, arms length, and surface with them as she was trying to get her footing and figuring out the best way to navigate her new norm. The fact that the women refused to let her get her bearings before admonishing her every move is what left a bad taste in my mouth this season.
  7. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    This is what I think he actually did but that would just mean Beth overstepped her place by expecting a Mother's Day with him so instead she decided he stood her up in order to be in bed all day. Does that explanation really jive? Not to me it doesn't.
  8. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    Well since it's been addressed over and over again that Lu was in a pretty bad state of mind at the time I'm not understanding what's so outrageous about it. It's pretty much the bulk of the seasons story line. Lu was behaving erratically and needed intervention. I mean, no one, including Lu, is hiding the fact that Lu went a bit out of her mind at the time so why is anyone assigning such pearl clutching to that going down.? It confuses me when it's used against her when those moments were pretty much the deciding factors in trying to get Lu help since she was being so erratic in her behavior.
  9. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    See, I caught that too. Making plans with her and Brynn on Mother's Day then no showing? To sleep in bed all day?? Although, my initial thought was that he didn't sleep in bed all day but decided to participate in plans with his own children and their mother. Some may think that's a stretch but considering he was still married to her and was still on good terms with her leads me to believe that it's more of a possibility than not. Sounds to me that Beth was his side piece while still being in his "estranged" marriage. Never think you're someone's one and only while he's still married to someone else. Amicable splits that have no legal or official documentation just means they are, at the very least, each others friends w/benefits and or fuck buddies til further notice. Just sayin' Been there, done that.
  10. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    What horrible behavior that wasn't prompted by some nastiness on the parts of the others at one point or another. I'm still trying to figure out this equation that continues to get thrown out there.
  11. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    Well that's what's getting her mind off her troubles and helping her push through. Why is that so bad? It means a lot to her, I don't get why that's supposed to be something wrong.
  12. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    Lu didn't produce them to come out smelling like roses just to point out that she offered up a solution and quickly let Dorinda know that John was welcome to participate and that she didn't deliberately snub John. The text was rather rude FROM Dorinda so I'm not surprised that Lu responded the way she did. So people aren't allowed to be annoyed when someone texts them with petty issues expecting friends to disrupt their day to be dragged into unnecessary drama. Lu's quick to shut down bullshit and that's what Dorinda's texts were. Bullshit. Even after Lu graciously offered up a positive response and a solution to Dorinda's immediate problem. But of course it wasn't good enough. It was just an attempt to open up another door to yell and be mad at Lu and Lu wasn't having it. Good for her.
  13. Yours Truly

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    AND that she messed up while doing it yelling Giovanni.. LOL!! That's was awesome. That's what owning it looks like... (looking at you Teddi)
  14. You know you don't have to wait for a Dr. to bring up stuff. People are allowed to asked to be prescribed medication they feel they may be in need of. Not saying that Drs. would automatically comply but the notion that the only way you can get a prescription is by waiting for a Dr. to decide to give you one is such a dangerous misconception. It's been confirmed that Beth actually has a prescription but before we got that confirmation there was enough in Beth's history to expect Beth to have one even if it was by REQUEST. Hell I know I would have been nagging my Dr. for a prescription by that point. Of course its Drs. discretion but I can't imagine having to fight that desperately to get a Dr. to prescribe one especially if you are someone like Beth and had enough history of allergic reactions to throw at your Dr. So I guess that's why people were wondering why on earth Beth didn't have a pen. Regardless of the "red tape" involved someone in her circumstances should have locked down a prescription at that point. And she has confirmed it which means, she's A) a dope for not being more careful in what she consumes and B) more of a dope for not having her Epi Pen available. It's either that or her allergic reactions aren't that life threatening and she's exaggerating as usual which would explain her carelessness in food choices and not having her Epi pen at the ready. Just sayin'
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