My goodness! I have been trying for 2 days to write this blog, but my phone has been ringing, the Inbox is full, and the questions are all the same: What is going on with your girls, Pam and Bonnie (aka ‘Pannie’) ? Sunday nights episode gave new meaning to the once overdone, but now very appropriate phrase: ‘I DON’T LIKE YOU!’ And, of course, as with most great feuds, this one involved-a party. Bonnie wanted to host a ‘Murder Mystery Party’ at the Country Club. Pam did not want that to happen. And, so it begins…
I always wanted to go to a Murder Mystery Party, and I would have LOVED to attended Dr. Hottie’s. For the newbies, Dr. Bonnie Blossman ’Dr. Hottie’ is a Biology professor, author, Recording Artist,and Mystery Party Host. I am sure that Brain surgeon will be added to the list at a later time. It was at one of Hottie’s Mystery Parties (the theme was 1920′s!), that the MAJOR drama of the episode unfolded. I know the suspense is killing you ,so I will get right to it…Of ALL PEOPLE for Dr. Hottie to choose as the MURDER VICTIM: Who does she choose? Pam. Pam? Pamela Martin-Duarte. I don’t consider myself Psychic, but something told me that Pam, aka ‘Badass Boss Blonde’ would not be too eager to ‘play along’. You see, as the victim, Pam (‘BBB’) would have to put white paint on her face (to appear as a ghost) or wear a T-shirt over her costume, that read ‘VICTIM’. Neither was a viable option to her. Honestly, Pam was cute in that flapper dress and feather.. ‘She is trying to make a fool out of me!’ said , Pam. Enter Whitney, standing up for her Mama-’It’s my Mom’s game, so you have to play by the rules.’ Sorry, Whit…That just wasn’t going to happen. The ‘BBB’ cuts loose and blast Dr. Hottie in front of her guests, and storms out….GAME OVER!!! Or, is it just beginning?
That brings me to the calls, emails, and DM’s regarding online reports and ‘word on the street’ that there is a FEUD brewing between the cast. In particular-Pam and Bonnie. Not to go into too much detail, but there are some accusations that you can research for yourself. The only thing I will say, is that it involves Cyber-bullying, phony FB pages, reports to facebook for harrassment, etc… I contacted Pam earlier and asked her about the feud. She replied: ‘What feud?‘ Hmmm…I will just say this: IF there is a feud behind the scenes, I will find out about it. And, I will talk about it. Because, that is what I do.
Now, Melissa (who was pretty absent in last week’s episode, What’s up with that?) met with an agent to jump-start her modeling career. The agent informed her that as a SIZE 6, she would be considered PLUS SIZE. Melissa ‘Missy” started crying. Now, Missy..First of all: Don’t you EVER, EVER, EVER cry in a restaurant, in front of an agent, on National television, just because someone told you to lose weight. If you were not going to choose option one, which is: Dump the pitcher of water over the agent’s head, and calmly exit the table. Then you should choose option 2: Graciously nod, walk out, and scratch them off the list. The mirror does not lie, and neither do I. You look great! I do think you should consider Acting. You could be more successful as an actress right now, then limiting yourself to modeling. That’s just what I think.
Now- Maddie and Zach “A Love Story’
O.k, maybe not really, but I know that raised Melissa’s eye brow. In this episode, cute, sweet, Maddie (Melissa’s teen daughter) was fixed up by Grace. I think Grace is very credible as a matchmaker. She is mature, responsible, and she knows some ‘killer’ martial arts moves. So, who did Grace choose as the lucky guy? Zach. Bonnie’s son! Perfect…They met at Grace’s house (without Melissa’s permission), and the teens sat around and drank grape juice from a wine glass. Nothing happened except, Grace got to show off her excellent Hostess skills, but it was a little taboo to sneak around behind Mom’s back. Melissa had a ‘talk’ with Maddie (who is just TOO CUTE!), and that concluded this week’s ‘Afterschool Special’.
Overall, I did not feel the episode was that ‘EXPLOSIVE’, but apparently it is what may be going on OFF CAMERA that really has viewers talking. I better check my Inbox.
Next Blog, my Interview w/Hannah Martin! Don’t forget to vote for ‘Favorite Daughter!’
I started blogging again, so impulsively, I forgot to stop and ask myself one very important question: Why? So, now, 3 weeks later, I have a moment to answer that question. The answer is: I’m not really sure. I think I just felt like it. There is SO MUCH going on in the world, and there are TONS of people writing about it. Different views, Different ideas, and Different needs. And, I have an opinion on almost all of it!
But, do I really want to put my personal views on the public stage to be dissected, criticized, and misinterpreted ? Sure! Why, not? I remember hearing about a group of guys (who wore really bad wigs) drawing up this thing called ‘The Constitution’ giving me the right to say whatever I want. O.k, that was a little ‘soapbox’ worthy, but the truth is, only the real truth seekers, thought provokes, Entertainers, and scholars of facts, are the best bloggers. It is not always the thoughts that raise the effect, it is the passion behind them. It is the lack of fear in daring to ask the most ‘inappropriate question’ on behalf of those who are too afraid to ask. It is having a message that may have been inspired by one, but now reaching millions.
At first,I wondered Am I interesting enough? That was the humility talking. Of course, I knew I was..It was just a matter of finding and reaching my audience, and developing the right content. There was a time, when I thought I had lost my voice. Or, maybe,never really had one. But, now that I have found it, I can SPEAK UP!
Or, it’s just talking about your favorite Reality T.V shows: Either way, you have a Voice
My most recent ( and most viewed) blogs have been about the new hit Reality Show: Big Rich Texas. The show stars_ Dr. Bonnie Blossman (and daughter, Whitney Whatley), Pamela Martin Duarte (daughter Hannah Martin and Husband, Ignacio), Connie Dieb (daughter, Grace), Leslie Birkland(God daughter Kailyn, son Tyler), Melissa Poe (daughter Maddie). Five Country Club, Dallas/Ft. Worth women, who have one thing on their mind: Ratings! With the mini catfights, opulence, and ‘creative dialogue’, this show is a long overdue revisited look at why people from other parts of the country REALLY love Texas: Because there are some of us who will admit…’Bigger is Better’.
Already a fan of Reality Television, after the first episode, I was hooked. I began interviewing the cast (see Big Rich Texas page) and my blog has become a TOP site for‘Big Rich Texas’ searches. Dr. Bonnie (Dr. Hottie) has set up a link from her website to my blog www.bonblossman.com and also her daughter Whitney created a link as well from www.whitneywhatley.com ! The love is mutual. I quickly became the #1 Blogger/Fan for the show, and I support the entertainment value it brings! Come on, you know you watch too…
Also,on the Reality Radar:
Famous Food: With this cast, which includes Heidi Montag, that Ashley somebody (you know, the Escort who was with Gov. Spitzer), and CRAZY Danielle Staubb from Real Housewives of New Jersey, it is clear that Hollywood is going to any lengths to reduce their local unemployment rate. The smartest guy on the show is the rapper. And, the cutest guy( Jake, from The Bachelor) is not well liked due to his lack of backbone. A group of ‘Famous’ people are competing for the chance to be a partner in a new hot LA restaurant. I think. I will have to bring this show to the front , next week.
All ‘Real Housewives’ and any other RS that may briefly catch my attention.
From Bin Laden to Casey Anthony, if I have a thought, I will likely put it out there. Getting people interested in talking about something, and not just watching it happen..Really makes blogging a little more worth doing. Whether your love Obama, Palin, or Boehner…The views are OURS to share. Besides, we all respect each other’s differences, right?
More features will be added soon, including: Videos, Doctor’s Corner, and anything else that is interesting enough to share. If you are a Subscriber- THANK YOU! I do not plan to flood your inbox, so you can expect my blog on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday…Or, somewhere around there. You know how it is..
For whatever reason, thanks for reading. That’s it for now..Gotta go write my blog!
That’s the view from ‘A Real American Girl’
Surely, you did’nt think I was finished ? There was no way that I could stop with just ONE. Before I get to my interview with Pamela Martin Duarte, allow me to dig a little deeper into the reason I like this show. I grew up in a middle class community in North Dallas. Throughout the course of my life, I became more ‘acquainted’ with the Social Set. Being a Teen and then Adult Beauty Queen, in Texas, may have helped. But, honestly these ladies remind me of…some of my friends. There. I said it. No shame in it at all. There is a REASON for the running joke that Texas should be a seperate country. We ARE different. Accept it, or reject it, but you can’t change it. With the exception of New York (Broadway, Ellis Island, Historical Landmarks), and California( HOLLYWOOD), why has TEXAS been so talked about ? So scrutinized? And, in many ways, so envied ? Certainly not just because of November 1963. It is because whether we wear Pearls with our Blue Jeans, there is a pistol in the glove box, insist there be Macoroni and Cheese at the Holiday Table, or refuse to wear white shoes AFTER Labor Day, we send the world a joint perception: WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK ? WE’RE FROM TEXAS!
As I said in yesterdays blog, the two who really caught my attention were ’Pannie’. That is short for, Pamela+Bonnie=Pannie. I had to do it. Not sure how they feel about that term, but, hey this is my blog. Please continue reading.
Now, that brings us to my interview w/Pamela Martin Duarte (Badass Boss Blonde or BBB is how she will be known in this blog), one of the stars of ‘Big Rich Texas’. My Twitter and Facebook are clear to receive the ‘Hater Messages’, which this lady is NO stranger too. First on Dallas Divas And Daughters (Reality Show last year) it was no suprise that she was brought back for another show. Just one little thing: Not EVERYONE likes her. GASP! Pamela is part of ‘Pannie” (refer to yesterdays blog with Bonnie.) a nickname I gave her and Bonnie, because they have the type of honest, pure, understandably real dislike for each other that I crave. Get it out, ladies…Put it all on the table ! Pamela made quite an impression on Dallas Diva’s and Daughters, with her ‘tell it like it is’ crystal clear approach. No, of course she may not alway use the ‘gentleness’ that some people prefer(in a nutshell, she will put you on BLAST) but I would rather know UP FRONT where I stand with someone, at the starting gate, and not after I’ve been left in a cloud of dust. Come on, you want to watch someone be fake? That’s Real Housewives of Orange County, dear. The Texas women I know, can sweet or ‘less than sweet’, and still never lose their fancy. A little ‘hair pulling in the pasture’ does not make you any less lady like, or any less Southern. It will get you a Reality Show! I don’t think I would tune in to watch 5 women gardening, kniting sweaters (do any of you knit?), or bonding every week in some quest for Supreme Sisterhood. For the $ 89.95 I pay in Cable each month…I want some ACTION! Oh, yeah, and quality, thought provoking programming. Yeah. That too.
Today, it’s Pamela’s turn. In the words of the BBB herself:
Well, alrighty then…I will be tuning in each week, to watch my neighbors do it ‘BIG’. As I end , please take with you once piece of valuable advice, that you should carry with you throughout life: Don’t mess with Pam.
That’s The View from ‘A Real American Girl’