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“When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.” -Mahatma Gandhi
“The boredom occasioned by too much restraint is always preferable to that produced by uncontrolled enthusiasm.” -Osbert Lancaster
So what have we learned after this fifth week in reality land? That drama and restraint make strange bedfellows. That reality begets drama and that much of the real conflict, perceived conflict, and impending conflict could be avoided by exercising a little, you guessed it, restraint. But if we all exercised anything but unbridled enthusiasm, would you still tune in?
I have never been one to defend my words or actions. I am quite comfortable with how things have played out so far because “at the end of the day” it’s reality: mine, theirs, and yes, even yours. And as I have painfully discovered, the camera does not lie. If you choose to spend any part of your Thursday nights with me, know that you are sharing it with the most authentic version of me. I don’t play up or “down play” any particular situation. My reactions are as uncensored and unfiltered as they are in my everyday life, and just like in my everyday life, if I deem that my behavior requires that I apologize for it, I will.
Cooking with Joanna was a nice way to spend an afternoon. I like that she confided in me, and hope that I was able to provide some insight into the issues she is facing with Romain; and while I can’t be sure that I offered much enlightenment, she did learn how to make a mean white truffle and mushroom risotto! Check out the recipe at AnaQuincoces.com.
Clearly you are incredibly JEALOUS of Karent! Just because your relationship has failed doesn't mean you have to ATTACK others!
You might think Karent comes off as a 'want to be', but you come off as a Karent stalker!
karent doesn't give two f**ks about you lol... I think she feels bad for you. stop stalking her and her bf its WEIRD!!!
I adore your bond with your girls: (not a bad Tango): the ex, huh! Don’t care for his talk at the table. I’m normally a great judgment of character, and I can see how genuine you are. You’re a true friend. You don’t go around starting rumors-you tell other’s how it really is. I totally agree with you on the Karnet’s comments. Your wise-you waited to let others see who she really is. Karent is insanely jealous of you. She is a celebrity stalker; just cuz she maintains pictures with several celebrity’s has no impact on her status. You’re on of my favorites. Glad you’re on the show. I love to see intelligent woman, its great! Your conduct on the show is so real and other’s can learn from you
My favorite thing about you is how real you are. Obviously you are targeted with this whole Karent situation only because you seem to have the most normal nondramatic life out of all the Miami housewives. This is the only issue they can bring up with you, and at the end of the day this weird irrelevant telenovela guy needs to stop texting you and other women if he is apparently so in love with Karent. In every scene you have displayed your true colors without a doubt, and you seem to be the most down to earth housewife with two beautiful daughters as well as a wonderful and successful life. Thank you for showing who you really are at all times, and confirming that anyone would be lucky to have you in their life. You seem to be the fan favorite so far so keep it up! We all love you and will continue to support you throughout the season.
I just adore Ana. I am sitting on computer just in awe, admiration and really girl crush because of her intellect. How sexy is it that woman has her OWN- mind, body and soul. I realize some may think Ana is commenting too much about Karent, but you have to understand that Karent is new to this group. She was came in from her relationship with Adriana. Karent is overly fake, in social settings she is overly aggressive and that just turns people off. I guess one would have to understand social settings in Miami, which are ruled by old friendships and upbringings.
I can't believe how much you whine! The first episode I really liked you but now after you going after Karent and Lea, I am shocked! Grow up and lighten up! I hope we see a better side of you soon!
Wow Ana ~ congrats!! You are clearly sane, rational and possess an EQ of more than single digits. A very elite club for Real Housewives of anywhere, don't ya know? I'm going to enjoy watching you watch them (if anyone is on to anybody, it's YOU on to them) and blogging about it. Rock on with your bad self!
Mrs.Saunders11 Karent is responsible for her behavior, no one else. Comments on the strangeness of it isn't bashing. It IS why they are on a Reality show. Ignoring the Elephant in the Room would be more odd.
Mrs.Saunders11 This is a REALITY show and it's NOT the Real Stepford Wives of New York. WHICH housewife show doesn't get the wives to comment about the others? It is part of the show concept & the reason people watch. When Karent comes on the show & behaves in a certain way, it's fair game for comment, good or bad. We don't have to agree with a wive's opinion,. Crying foul when a negative opinion is given is antithetical. It's all designed for us to give our opinions too. You might see it, but I don't see an honor issue here.
Mrs.Saunders11 HELLO?! it's a reality show, if it didn't have a bit of drama, no one would watch it, including yourself. Karent is so annoying that it's fun to bash her. She brings it upon herself with her fake smile and arrogance.
I really like you! I was giving up on the Miami wives but stayed because of you. They all seem so boring. You are fun and honest. I love your relationship with your daughters. I will continue to watch and see if I will be a fan. So far, you are convincing me to stay!!!
ya.. you really do sound like a little girl with a big crush on a taken guy.... no one cares, he doesn't like you, Karent is nice and pretty and cool.... so go away
sh0paholic3 If you knew the facts or paid more attention, Karent's boyfriend was texting Ana NOT the other way around. A lot of people are annoyed by Karent and just so you know Ana has a boyfriend that is smart enough to not be involved in the show. Also you should change your account name.
I think you are trying really hard to be relevant on the show by continually talking about Karent and Rudolfo. It is really none of your business. You did the good female deed of telling Karent what you know and what you have experienced but now the ball is in her court to make the decision to stay with him or not. Obviously the relationship means something to her that she needs to figure it out on her own if it is true. I feel like you should be supportive of her and be on her side but if anything it is like you are on Rudolfo's side. You are so negative and are mocking and making fun of a relationship that means something to someone. If he really is cheating on her why wouldn't you be supportive of her and try talking to her one on one rather then mocking her. I think you are being mean and continually talking about it to stay relevant on the show and to fit in with the other girls. I do think that she is over the top but that is no reason to be as mean spirited as you and the other girls have been. It is immature and it is ridiculous, which makes me see why your daughters are so unfiltered and so immature for their age.
I do agree with you about Lea that she was being mean on purpose and that she always throws in little digs with an underhanded compliment. But aren't you kinda doing the same thing to Karent just a little less obvious? I just hope that you drop the subject of picking on Karent soon because it is really going to start portraying you in a negative light.
Ana you are my favorite. You are so intelligent when you speak. I think you are right about Karent. She basically is very phoney and you as a smart and independent woman have no time for that. You are defiantly the best on the show.
FINALLY Bravo has graced us viewers with an intelligent, intuitive, and COHERENT author. You are by far the most understandable writer in the history of the housewives cast. And as for intelligence and intuition...it is very refreshing to have a housewife that is actually well versed in the areas of social decorum, human behavior, and psychology. You seem to have a mindful reflection on interpreting situations and analyzing the group's dynamics in a very cerebral (rather than insecure and shallow) way. I love that you are so well-rounded; you actually have an accomplished and astute career, you lead a domesticated household in which you yourself (and not hired help) cook meals for your family, and you embody a confident, strong-willed, veraciously-centered sense of self.
Thus far, I have found you to be honorable and candid. I appreciated you advocating for Marysol's reputation both to James and Lea as well as in your blog. Even more impressive is that, unlike other housewives (or people in general for that matter), you succinctly state your opinions and will then publicly process how you arrived to your conclusions, complete with supporting evidence. For example, in your latest blog, you explain to viewers why it is that you found James and Lea's ongoing griping of Marysol to be very inappropriate. You astutely did so and with refreshing eloquent composition. The icing on the cake is the very philosophy behind your argument which included themes of distaste for slandering someone's career, proper versus improper conflict resolution, and what it means to be a loyal friend. I applaud your confidence in standing up for what you believe to be just. Historically there has been very few housewives that consistently carry themselves in a non-disparaging way, however you definitely join the ranks of that honorable minority. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And anyone who argues otherwise is just as foolish as a few of the other tawdry Miami housewives.
you are a jerk. leave karent alone. why are you so obsessed with her? and what kind of mother facebook stalks with her kids. an insecure one that teaches her daugthers bullying.
You seem to be one of the most classy, multi-dimensional woman on the show. Let the Rodolfo situation go. I think to anyone with any intuition, it is obvious what kind of guy he is. Her parents are even trying to let her know he is bad news. Karent is an eager beaver but all the ladies are letting her ruffle their feathers too much! I think everyone including fans are on attack mode. It is putting a downer on the show. Lea is the worst. She wears her wealth on her sleeve like a sign and lets everyone know her worth. That wealth doesn't buy you the right to cruelty masked in "humor" or "sarcasm". I think Miami is a beautiful exotic place but I'm glad I'm not in this social hierarchy scene. I'd rather be modest and poor!
I really do like you on the show. I agree with you about Lea. She makes stinging remarks and shrouds them in the guise of humor. I also agree with you about the whole Rodolfo/Karent situation (although I believe that SHE believes it's a relationship). However. the fact that you keep bringing it up and talking about it is not becoming to you. It makes you look like you actually care more about it than I hope you do. As you've said in previous blogs, that horse has been beaten. Karent does need lessons in social etiquette. I feel badly for her because I don't think she even sees how pathetic she seems.
This isn't a live show people this was march/april plus shes dating one of the top lawyers in Miami/newyork i'm sure she couldn't care less about them now.
You seem to be envious of Karent. You can't stop gossiping and stirring the pot regarding her. Facebook snooping? Stalker much? Instead of worrying about Karent's relationship, maybe concentrate on the mess in your own home. News flash: he wants the divorce, let go! I think you really do want Karent's man. You're exhausting!
I thought I heard that Lisa was cute not the charity work. Seems to me that the Rodolfo/Karent situation has you spinning in every direction. Probably if you would not have shared what happened then there would not be a problem, but you really liked this guy? I will agree that the tongue action was not the best, I did see that you moved away when they got there. I don't know what happened wth Alexia's designer friend and something similar happened in another show were there seems to be a possession of designer's and borrowing their clothes. IMO... if a designer wants to make a dress so they get noticed at a event is their choice, but Alexia says that is the designer she uses so it looks like the designer does not want to be known through another housewife ...
You're one of my favorites Ana but please drop the Rodolfo comments, the "air quote" comments, and the FB drama about craving Cubans. I think you're a great mom and have a lot to offer the show but it's getting old & makes you look a bit jealous and like you care more about him than you probably do.
Don't let them become your story line. I'm sure you're probably a lot more interesting than what's being portrayed thus far. I look forward to seeing the recipes on your site. It's refreshing to see a housewife who actually "cooks" for her family.
I think you're so refreshing! I have teenagers.......good luck with that filter!! Off to check out your recipe!
What is with the quotations Miss I don't practice what I preach. You are a gossip monger-- with Joanna in your kitchen, with the other women at the charity, with Alexia., You're the one spreading nasties about Karent. Overthetop she may be but she isn't close to your level of spite.Altho' keep prodding like a boy with a stick, and she'll bite back eventually. Also, dear, I don't think Rodolfo was trying to make eye contact the way you were suggesting. Oh, well done teaching your daughters how to be catty.