We arrive at the airport and Adriana forgets her passport, the weather warnings are severe, and the captain urges us to board the plane, so we leave without Adriana.
Something you may not know about me is that I am paranoid of being in any kind of accident (that is why I don’t do any sports or exercise). I immediately prepared for our flight over the Bermuda Triangle by securing my flotation device and making sure I could access a flare gun. I just couldn’t picture “my end” plummeting into the sea and being consumed by a watery grave. I am a safety freak, perfectionist, and majorly OCD.
We have our first dinner as a group and decide to go around the table and discuss our personal torments. I can’t explain my emotions in regards to my marriage, it was something that was changing weekly depending on if Philippe and I were getting along. Unless you have felt the confusion that I felt, you will never understand what happened with me and Philippe. I guess it was God’s plan, but no matter what I will always love him and consider him family.
The Karent/Rodolfo conversation was a tough call. Alexia really did not want to say anything, since she didn’t feel it was her place. We all struggled and discussed at nauseum whether it was better to keep it to ourselves or to share the information. We all asked ourselves, would “WE” in the same situation want to know. We agreed that it would be best if Alexia shared the information with Karent’s closest friend Lisa and then let her decide whether she wanted to tell Karent. To this day I’m not sure why Karent had to be told about the article in front of all of us; it had to have been very painful and humiliating. If I was Lisa, I would have taken her into a private room alone to tell her.
Lisa did take her to the living room but Alexia and then you and everyone else followed. I think that if Lisa took Karent to the moon, Alexia still would have followed so she can see Karent fall apart. Then you would all follow along as well.. Besides, the fact that Alexia brought the article meant this was a BIG moment she was looking forward to. She was salivating. It's just like Adriana bringing the article Karent's interview was published in to Lisa's party. Very mean-spirited and definitely premeditated. And why did Alexia even feel the need to feign concern and appointed herself the official deliverer of bad news to a girl she obviously looks upon with pure disdain?Marysol, I believe I may have figured you out. You are very non-confrontational. I get it, I'm the same way. I only want peace and if there is any conflict, I only believe in a respectful and peaceful exchange is the only way to go. Fighting is pointless, immature, hurtful and will always be a no-win situation. However, if I state my case, it's only fair to hear the other person's side. That's the FAIR and MATURE thing to do .So I will NEVER understand why you wouldn't let Karent respond to your article accusations (at Alexia's). Also makes me realize that you seem scared of others when they're stronger than you, but Karent is MEEKER than you, therefore you've deemed it perfect for her to be the one you can push around and bully, in your own way. Then you joined up with the very strong mean girls and you've got all the backing you need. Now remember The Golden Rule now ...
I love your sense of humor! I think the whole 'freezing house" beauty treatment thingy was hilarious. I wish that you and Lea would bury the hatchet. I think that you two are really on two different communication loops that have not circled around to each other. The seem to be going in different directions.
Mama Elsa is going to be on Watch What Happens on Thursday. Andy- Please addresses the “Animal Controversy" I would like to hear her comments on the issue. I actually want to like this woman but can’t stomach her right now.
Marysol, You come across as someone with inner beauty and dignity. I know some of the fans want you to join in on the cat fights and defend your friends. However, if that is not your nature, then so be it. Just be yourself.
Marysol's blog is what should remind us that, you have to be a little crazy to do reality tv. They tend to not live in reality because to write a blog about her and her moms flawless skin clearly proves that. Botox and injectibles does not make for flawless skin, no matter much you try to cover it with "Cryogenics". To be truthful, your skin does not look flawless you actually look strange, sorry I had to say it.
Beauty tips really? You are boring, Alexia, Ana and you the Cubans should stop hating on the new Colombian girl Karent.
Alexia does not like Karent for whatever reason, was she looking forward to tellng her? probably, she did go arround it and kept asking others opinion so she felt a little bad ! what do you think would happen if Karent had proof that one of the ladies was being cheated on? that "carrier pigeon" would of delivered the message in front of everyone with a big smile on her face ! if Joanna is her friend and she claims to have her back and she made Joe Francis reveal that he had sex with both sisters imagine with someone who's not a friend? we all saw and heard Joe Francis say he dated both sisters and sweet Karent ask the unthinkable " did you sleep with both"? not content with him saying it on national tv she grabbed him and felt it her duty to tell Joanna in front of Romain, claimng she had OVERHEARD this? they were too nice! and
I just wish you were more open and honest. Your secretive nature does not play well on a reality show. Stick up for your friends once in a while and take a stand. Watching you is frustrating.
Are you on crack? Hello! Who in the hell would say that you and your mom has flawless skin? Baby, you need to look in a mirror.
Marysol, Lay off Botox you and your racist mom look awful !!! Please go back to Cuba. Since Obama is an "animal" she can return to Cuba and refresh her memory who the real animal is.
After reading some of these comments i wanted to say that first of all i don't think Elsa meant what she said literally, she's an eldery lady who struggles wih her english in every scene sometimes she just says it in spanish ! we've all seen it ! most Cubans are republicans, that is a fact reason being they feel democrats are too liberal and want equality ! equality sounds good and something we all want including cubans but that was Castro's philosophy, i will help the poor and take from the rich, no one should have more than others, which sounded good to all cubans but he betrayed them and now are all equally inprisoned and equally poor and hungry , that equality became communism ! the comment taken literally is offensive no doubt, but i don't think she ment it. She had no freedom of speech in Cuba and right or wrong she has it now!
Marysol, you are so nice and classy, you do us cuban women proud! I don't know how i missed your comment about Karent being a carrier pigeon and how you unrolled the message from her leg, lol hilarious ! Im watching reruns ! love your mom you and her are my favorites !
Wow really do you think that making it freezing will preserve you, I wonder how much you've wasted over the years in electricity.... btw you face is already frozen so save your money and give to those in need. I really wonder how much you and Elsa have spent together on plastic surgery lmao.
Flawless is not the correct description for your Mom's appearance. Excess of any one thing example plastic surgery will flip on you over time. I think Elsa has reach that mark.
I'm New to the show & have a simply question about Elsa facial expressions. Is this a bad plastic surgery experience or traumatic burns?
Please....Do you expect us to believe that your keeping your house cold is your beauty regimen? There are photos of you all over the internet with the "before plastic surgery" and the "after plastic surgery"..We already know Mama Elsa is no stranger to plastic surgery. So do you think the viewers are dumb? Plastic surgery is your beauty regimen so why try to hide it?
I"ve been following the conversation about Mama Elsa's comments about President Obama. My 19 year old son is at college and I follow him on Facebook. He posted this quote from George Takei.
"Let me try to clear something up. "Freedom of speech" does not mean you get to say whatever you want without consequences. It simply means the government can't stop you from saying it. It also means OTHERS get to say what THEY think about your words.
So if someone makes an ass of himself, don't cry "freedom of speech" when others condemn him. "
I think that pretty much sums it up.
I totally get why you can't keep a husband. You are an extremely selfish person underneath that fake exterior.
People make me laugh at all this freedom of speech stuff. Of course we in this country have a right to our freedom to speak our mind. But just remember this, there are always ramifications of what you do say. Therefore, it's not always so freeing to be able to speak your mind.
As a first generation Cuban American, I can totally understand why Elsa called President Obama an animal. It might not be appropriate wording, but the sentiment has nothing to do with racism, To some Cuban exiles(including my fathers entire family) President Obama seems to veer towards communism, which is an extremely sore subject to people who had to flee their homes,businesses( or what was left after Castro took them over for the Communist party), family and friends. I don't agree, but I was never in their position.
@Sweeteena1018 -I guess it went over your head? C'mon ... It was written tongue in cheek. Marysol and her mom have a great sense of humor and don't mind poking fun at themselves.
@taffi ...I don't think that was a kitty cat on her headboard....?
Amen!! So sad.
@Maya2 Please! She meant what she said...the way she said it! Just because she is and elder does not mean she does not have to take responsibility for her words. She is a sharp cookie, if not why would her daughter ask for her for advice all the time.
Good knowledge of history-well said!
@Maya2 Well said!
@Maya2 Recovering earlier today from a night out and watching RHOM marathon and that line of hers made me laugh all over again!
I have been wondering that myself, and thought maybe it was explained on an original season.
I think that's the REAL reason her marriage didn't work out- She kept the house too friggin cold!! ;-)
Well said- along with "freedom" of speech, comes discernment of speech.
@Toomuch1 Ok. I'll repeat what I wrote in the comment section of her previous post. I was born and raised in Miami and have been heavily exposed to Cubans. Cubans, especially first generation, are the most consistently racist people I have ever encountered in my entire life! The fact that a Cuban called Obama an animal does not surprise me in the least. And if Cubans dislike Obama because they think he's a communist, they are misinformed as well as a slew of other adjectives that i wont list here.Obama has done nothing that approaches socialism or communism. And before anyone says "what about Obama care?", the affordable health care act is NOT socialized medicine. It's government mandated private health care, similar to the way the state forces everyone who drives to purchase auto insurance. If you weren't complaining about government mandated auto insurance, it makes no sense complaining about obamacare. Obama's health care reform will generate tons of new customers for the for profit insurance industry. Its a capitalist's dream. But I digress. And when it comes to freedom, the Cubans talk constantly about the lack of freedom of speech in Cuba. But let someone of any prominence utter one syllable that is remotely complementary about Castro and they try to destroy that persons life. Earlier this year a player for the marlins said he loved Castro and the Cubans went ape shit. It was on the news, in the papers, on the radio. Of course he retracted the statement, eventhough he probably feels no differently about castro. It was ridiculous. In 1990, Nelson Mandella visited Miami. Because he would not openly express disdain for Castro, Cubans protested his visit and he was not extended an official invitation by any of the 5(5!) mayors of Miami. It was embarrassing and despicable. Cubans only believe in freedom of speech on their terms. And god help you if you dare to disobey. The Cubans can take their bs about love of freedom of speech, climb onto a raft and float back to where they came from. And I am far from the only miamian who feels this way. Trust.
@Toomuch1 Living in florida it is common for cubans to be republicans and doesn't surprise me.... but if any on looks or acts like animals it isn't President Obama....just saying! But this past election Florida votes didn't count or matter so get over political views this isn't about that. We just want to see these women drink, fight and argue, take this crap to a Fox News blog, because this is the wrong place!
If someone thinks that the President is veering towards Communism, then the person is not informed. Now I can say that, because it's 'freedom of speech.'
Okay point taken and great history lesson/backdrop.... however, we are in America and she has benefited from being in our great country. "An Animal"?- really ?Protocal in the form of respect and tolerance take presidence. I would never disrespect a person of such high authority in public with such degrading words; no matter if is was Romney or Obama.It was just plain wrong!
I did not state that it had anything to do with racism whatsoever. The comment within itself is very disrespectful and in poor taste. Whether you agree with the policies or not, Obama is still out President and he deserves the respect that comes with it. I did not like having Bush in office but I would never berate him as being an animal.
@7180bart @Toomuch1 Excuse me I am Cuban, a democrat, grew up and used to live in Miami, and voted for our president..I don't appreciate your long ignorant rant that to me is racist to single out a specific group (Cubans)..Obama would want to prove to them he is not going to do to them what Castro did, not tell them to swim back to Cuba so your an embarrassment to Obama and the democratic party right now. You say you are far from the only Miamian that feels that way but what is Miami without Cubans? Why have they made up Miami for so long? Watch out with the sending everyone back speech..I bet you think all Mexican's should be deported too. This has turned into a nasty political debate and I swore I watched reality T.V. to take a break from the serious!
ZimmerMoo - You need to educate yourself..."she fled a rightwing regime"????? You can reasonably argue that Barack Obama is not a communist. However, to label a communist dictator as "rightwing" is simply ignorant. Just because you may view Conservatives as tyrannical and uncaring (which is also baseless, by the way) doesn't mean that every tyrant in the world is right wing. Not even the most liberal politicians, pundits, or well-informed citizens would try to make that leap. Stop watching the real housewives and take a history lesson for God's sake.
She was born and raised in Cuba, if you know history, that should sum it up. She doesnt know any better.
@katie1958 i agree she used the word animal because she couldn't come up with an english translation ! she doesn't agree with Obama that's clear and most cubans of her generation don't ! she's usually not mindful of being filmed? she says whatever she feels but it is clear she struggles to speak english and she didn't mean it literally !
@ZimmerMoo @Mimilicious @hrdebbie @Toomuch1 Exactly ZimmerMoo. People that call Obama a communist or "pseudo" communist are just ignorant and probably listen to Rush Limbaugh instead of educating themselves. When I see this, I just know that the person is poorly educated and of low intelligence so I don't bother. If you don't agree with the President's policies, that's perfectly acceptable, but to exaggerate to the point where it's beyond ridiculous ruins the credibility of argument.
Back to the show, Elsa and Marysol don't seem to be particularly bright and Elsa seems high most of the time so I am not offended by her. She's fun to watch but I just know she's just that, entertaining. She's no different than the cast of the Jersey Shore in that respect.
@Mimilicious @hrdebbie @Toomuch1 No one said it was a question of freedom of speech. It IS a question of respect. That fact that she fled a rightwing regime to come to the United States and then calls the President an 'animal' all because he wants to restore the Bush Tax Cuts back to the rate of President Clinton does not warrant the insult. If one looks at the regime of Batista and Castro, they would know what an ignorant comment she made.