That is why when LuAnn told me she was sending her daughter to boarding school I reacted the way I did - it struck a chord. I thought it was very telling in the scene with LuAnn and her daughter their last afternoon before Victoria was going away. LuAnn asked Victoria if she would miss her, yet we never heard LuAnn say a word about how much she would miss her daughter. LuAnn never mentioned how difficult it would be to no longer have her daughter around. Yes, she did say it would be a good opportunity for Victoria, but why was she not expressing her love for her? Even more telling about her relationships with her children is that she had no idea that their pets died. There was a burial and grave for the hamster with a beautiful wood cross on top, yet LuAnn had no idea?
My dating advice is to be yourself. I think it always important in a relationship to be yourself. If you pretend to be someone you are not, it will just catch up to you in the long run. Deceiving others will only backfire on you. You will have wasted a lot of time and time is precious, especially if you want to find that special someone. If you are a woman who wants to be a homemaker fine, if you are a career person fine, you want a man who loves you for you - strong or weak, tall or short, career or no career.
When Kelly asked me if I was friends with Jill and Bobby, it obviously took me a few seconds to answer because at that time we were friends but not good friends, and I do not like to BS. To me a good friend is someone you can count on, ask for advice and you know will be there for you. Jill at that time was not that type of friend to me. We were friendly, social friends. Our relationship has evolved since then and I now proud to say Jill is a GOOD friend. We still have our disagreements from time to time, but there is so much more depth now to our friendship.
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Dear Ramona, I love everything that you have to say. I think you are an awesome mom and a really honest person.God Bless!!!
You're completely correct in your assessment of "The Countess".
I sympathize with you, having raised two daughters.
Forget about them putting prices up. Enjoy your financial success.
Hi Romona,I think your a wonderful mom!!!!! You are so right about daughter growing up so fast. I have five children,three sons NATE 34 JOEY 22 PATRICK 20, and two daughters NICOLE 31 and MICHELLE 18. I've been to NEW YORK twice. I really enjoy the show. You are my favorite!!!!
you've grown on me. watching you with your daughter while buying shoes demonstrates yet again that you are a loving mother.
Was very disappointed with your comment while on your walk with Bethanny about "elegence is making people feel comfortable". Give the viewers a break! You don't filter your comments and admit to that. You "tell it like it is". Which means YOUR truth, can be hurtful. True comments that are hurtful do not make people comfortable. Taking back your apology was tacky.
I like you. You're so much better this year. I admire you for loving your daughter the way you do and calling LuAnn on her crap.
Keep it up Ramona!
Ramona - You have really grown on me this season. I still think you are rather blunt & could stand to hold your thoughts in a little more (but then again, who couldn't benefit from this, right?), but it's nice to see more facets to your personality this season. I also would like to commend you on your lovely daughter, Avery! Perhaps you could be the one writing the parenting book....
Ramona, Don't let anyone get to you! You are one of the few housewives that has a sense of humour, a great relationship with your husband and daughter.
You aren't fake and seem to get beaten up because you slip and say what you think without malice, you are quick to apologize unlike ther others.
Please don't let other people get you down because you are the only one that seems real and has any humor.
Your comment about etiquette as being able to make people comfortable, and that this is what you like to do, is a complete contradiction to your behavior last season (and this) to Simon and Alex). Relax about them, live and let live. Other than that you're entertaining.
Ramona, You have a similar personality trait as I, to tell it as you see it, or as you think it is! As I have matured, I as well continue to be strong with my convictions. However, it IS difficult to stop my brain from quick responses when my heart and soul knows my convictions are real. I quess my point to you would be that you must be aware of each situation and the personality of the person involved. At that point STOP! and be diplomatic about the appropriate response in regards to empathy. You are bright. Think first. You really don't know everyone that well to be so boisterous.
It sounds funny when you said to Bethany you were proud of her being on the cover of the magazine and again when you said to Kelly you admired her for showing up at the party alone. It sounds like you were making a ernest, grandiose but unnecessary speech. I can see that Kelly didn't quite know how to take that kind of talk. Your blurting bluntness is borderline cruel.
Ramona, not having a filter is nothing to joke about. You make hurtful comments without thought, then shrug them off as "you being you". You're also very quick to judge (and vocalize) how other people live. Live the way that is right for you, but that doesn't mean it's right for anyone else. And what was up with the Governor of NY? Do you really have NO sensitivity (or class) at all?
Elegance is making people feel welcome. Let's not forget Season 1, Dinner Party and Jill's. Simon showed up and you were a complete and disgusting B-i-t-c-h. You do put your foot in your mouth quite a lot. Although those faults you are still my favorite and quircky housewive. You are the life of a party and completely honest, I love it.
I love your relationship with Avery. I don't care what anyone has to say about you. You don't pretend to be something your not and Mario is the hottest husband!!
Let up on Alex and Simon. They are as devoted to their boys as you are to Avery. That alone should give you something in common. They are very real people if you ever took time to talk with them as opposed to walking away everytime they come into your presence.
I have to agree with you on Luann with etiquette she does talk down to people who are in a different class then her. I would never take any tips from her.
With your daughter I feel the same with my son who is growing up to fast he does things that I realize he is growing up and choke up. Your daughter did look beautiful and you seem very lucky. I like that I saw how grateful you are to have that.
Like other viewers you are definitely growing on me, but you are a contradiction. You say you want to make people feel comfortable but walk away when Silex appears. Grow up, no one says you have to be friends but you should be well mannered. Get over it.
It must be lots of fun to not have a care in the world and by $3500 worth of shoes. Yes, my dear, you have a very, very hard life. Very hard!!!
I agree, you are growing on me as well. However,to me, regardless of your opinion, judging a parent's relationship with their child and judging a person's relationship with God are two things that should be sacred....... Be careful here, I think this is why people struggle with you as you clearly do not have a grasp of boundaries and what IS sacred... Regardless of Luann and your opinion of her, your words in this blog more or less are insinuating that Luann doesn't love her child.... c'mon Ramona..
I love your relationship with Avery. I don't care what anyone has to say about you. You don't pretend to be something your not and Mario is the hot! I agree on so many levels with about Luann she full of it!
why spend so much money on shoes? Have you thought about how many homeless peole could have used that money. Did you really need Italian made shoes- way to support US manufacturing.
Ramona, Your honesty is refreshing. Don't worry about the price of the shoes, you earned it. Alex seems like a nice person, but no one can find out. Simon controls everything. He needs to stop showing up uninvited at every event. Their relationship is scary.
You know what...? It's HER porogative to spend that money on shoes. At least she works hard and earned her money...how she spends it is NONE of your business, do you not have anything better to do with your time than pick her apart? Why don't you turn on the TV and look at how many people the tax payers are supporting right now...50%! You should be concerned about that than worrying about others spending habits. If you are so concerned then look at the U.S. deficit and see where all the money went from the stimulus...right into bonus checks and the French economy! Really, have some CLASS, and grow up. Ramona, I think you are wonderful. Like another viewer, you have grown on me, and I think you have really made some positive changes over the past year. Please don't let the Countess walk all over though, you are better than that!
Ramona- I really like you. You tell-it-like-it-is. I can relate. It gets me into trouble too. I think you are really sweet with Avery. She is conservative to your wilder ways , but as a viewer, I can really tell that you love her!
I am starting to like you more and more - and I agree with you regarding the countess - I tell my children I love them all the time and if they were going away to school (which I would never let happen until college) I would be telling THEM - how much I love THEM and will MISS THEM - not asking if they will miss me.
AS for buying 3,000 dollars worth of shoes - GOOD for you. My husband and I own several businesses and make a good living - I also come from a simple background and have worked hard to get where I am. Why should you feel quilty??? There will always be haves and have-nots in this world. Sometimes the Have-nots should look at their life chooses and realize that they themselves might be why that are not more successful.
Enjoy your money, enjoy your daughter and I DO ENJOY the show.
I thought Luann was very open and expressive with her daughter, I don't know what show you are watching??? What really strikes me about this blog this week is how you seem to catalog every little slight or misstep someone else takes and compare it to everything else?? It's wierd---why do you care so much about the contradictions in others when you don't seem to see them in yourself? I got one for you: How about the first episode this year when you told Avery how going off with diarhea of the mouth like Jill did in the Post can be quite hurtful, but seemingly forgetting to mention how you did it on National TV last season to Alex and Simon and again this year to Luann?? Please tell me you have something better to do? It makes you look pitiful and eager to find fault with others to make yourself look better--not a flattering move...just rewatch RHofOC and you'll see how tacky it is...
Ramona, you look amazing! Seeing your pic at the top of the page next to Tamra Barney's, really shows how fabulous your skin and face is. She's a decade younger than you but you definitely look younger and happier than she does! You're an inspiration!
I think it's hysterical that Ramona, on her walk with Bethany and the dogs during the March 17 episode, made the comment, "Actually, in my opinion, to have elegance is to make someone feel comfortable. And you know what? I always like to embrace people and make them feel comfortable". I immediately flashed back to Ramona's rudeness to Simon during Bethany's dinner party on last year's season. I started laughing so loud about Ramon's hypocrisy, that my husband stuck his head in the room to see what was so funny. The dinner party incident is just ONE example.
She likes to believe that she's just being honest but she really has no idea how tacky she behaves in social situations... Exaggerated eye rolling, making childish faces in view of the people she's making fun of, etc. She's just so goofy but she does provide comedic relief without even realizing it. The sad thing is, she thinks she's being such a lady but the joke is on her. :)
Ramona I enjoy your honesty, I wish more people had the courage to say what they really think. I think its your money and you work hard for it you should spend it any way you please!
EEWWWW!!!! Romona is STILL not growing on me. The spastic way she moves her head. Her eyes are CREEPY wide like she did a big line of "something" and really in my opinion Mario is not great looking to me. Kind of dorky like her. Her crazy facial expressions and her "elaine" dancing by herself was even more embarassing. I think she is one of those that thinks she is hot and sexy when she really isn't.
BTW...who throws a bag of shi* in a porsche????
I wish we could see more on the housewives "real" lives and not so much contrived situations and forced get togethers. Hurtful things said about others are still hurtful whether you think you're entitled to say them or not. So just leave Alex & Simon alone - they may be shameless social climbers but they never badmouth anyone else on the show. And unless you're willing to adress your own physical flaws & social ineptness don't be so judgemental about others.
You said you weren't friends with Jill & Bobby because you didn't think being friends with them would impress Kelly. In fact, you wanted to distance yourself from them to better your standing with her. And as for being 'good' friends with Jill now, I'll bet you would toss her aside again if you thought it would make the Kelly Bensimon crowd like you. Good luck with that.
PS--you appeared a bit less frantic last night. That's not saying a whole lot, but at least it's something.
I HEART RAMONA!!! You're just awesome. You're too good for the show! You should get your own show. You're the only house wife who isn't battling insecurities with your self image or your personal life. You really are too cool and too real for the Real House Wives. I didn't always love you, but like most people i've grown to adore you more and more with each episode. SHINE ON!
Hi Ramona. Just wanted to tell you how lovely you look in the clothes you wear on the interview portions of The Real Housewives. I think you look particularly stunning in the teal blouse you have on when you are discussing Kellys horseback riding. Any way you could share with me the maker of that blouse? Also, that jewel-tone purple blouse looks amazing on you. Im assuming these are blouses and not dresses. No matter, you look fantastic. I wish you all wonderful, happy days ahead!!
If anyone is FAKE on this show...It's YOU!! I am sure you will not post this. You are so hypocritical, and the most negative judgmental person on there. Next time Ramona look in the mirror before you say a rude, pretentious comment about another. You have that annoying know it all personality. You are not REAL in any sense of the way.
Correction. ACtuall, Luann did state that it was going to be very hard to let Victoria go. Watch the show!
Does anyone know the name of the shop that Ramona bought the shoes at in NYC? The name was on the door but I didn't catch it. Thanks!
Ramona- I do like the fact that you are honest and don't see the point in b.s. it is quite admirable but what I have a problem with is the delivery, your delivery lacks a lot of tact and can come off as very judgmental and mean. I have to agree with the post that Dee made in that you have no problem criticizing others yet you do the same and you do it in a very exaggerated way with the body language and facial expressions. And you do have diaherra of the mouth and seem to think that as long as you apologize for it that it excuses that behavior, I was always taught that when you say sorry it is supposed to mean that you won't make the same mistake twice, sorry was not used as a free pass in our house. I really think you need to reinforce the glass in your own house before you decide to throw stones. I do admire your strength and independence, and it's great that you instilling that in Avery as well and as far as how much you spent on your shopping spree you have absolutley nothing to be ashamed of, you worked hard to be able to spend that kind of money and more power to you. If you can afford it, why not??
Ramona, I wish you would just stop with the 'Alex and Simon are creepy' thing. Honestly just stop, maybe step back open your hear and mind to having atleast a friendly relationship with them. You might just be robbing yourself out of something wonderful. And those things don't come around very often, nor should they be spat at. Really just think about it.
I want to congratulate you on the wonderful relationship you have with Avery. I myself was blessed to have a mother like you...intelligent, powerful, accomplished, loving, and beautiful. I promise you that when Avery is my age, 30, she will look back and love you even more than she does now...for the way you raised her. I hope that when my husband and I start a family, that I too will have such a wonderful relationship with my child.
I admire your hardwork and success! Best Wishes!
To all who love to criticize grammar - get a life! Seriously, it's so freaking petty and annoying!
Ramona, thank you for taking the time to write this blog; it's an enjoyable way to spend my break and I appreciate it.
Luanne is very amusing with her etiquette double standard, I'm sure her book sales will reflect that.