Borough Beat

Our Associate Editor covers the animal, vegetable, and Ramona in this week's episode.

Apr 28, 2011

In the words of The Sound of Music: Let's start at the very beginning, which is a very good place to start. The title of this episode is "Ramona'd." Let that permeate your brain. Have you ever been Ramona'd? Would you like to be? That's a resounding yes, on my end.

But besides Ramona there was another connecting thread of this episode. This episode was all about everyone's favorite animal, a Housewife's best friend, the dog, oh wait, and also horses. So I guess what Kelly said in reference to the Hamptons works for this episode as well, "It's everything that I love: kids, dogs, and horses."

I Have an Excellent Dentist in Brooklyn

Poor Cindy. A couple of martinis and a handful of pistachios and she's down for the count. Next time she should choose a drunk nosh that's a little less hazardous. Soft bread perhaps? But bigger question: Does she always keep her veneers in a Hermes box? I appreciate that Cindy holds treat her teeth with such high regard. If only that's what children put their teeth in for the Tooth Fairy, it would really be a more delightful process. Also, Sonja called Cindy's teeth "baby fake nails." Please note that.

Bonus Borough – Where is Quogue?

One of the major taking points at LuAnn's cocktail hour was the location and specifics of Cindy's horse farm birthday (kudos to Cindy to having the birthday party every young girl ever wanted). Apparently Quogue is in some sort of the Bermuda Triangle. It is both close to the Hamptons, but far away. Emails concerning it cannot be traced, that's why they were going to Sonja's spam filter -- not because Sonja marked her Completely Bare emails as spam. Then what about the party itself? Can they bring kids? Should they bring their own spurs for the horse-riding? Sonja and LuAnn had so many questions. I just wanted to pass the giant martini glass filled with shrimp around and tell everyone to calm down. Cindy had a good joke she wanted to use, and now we'll never hear it, because of Sonja's barrage of queries! But thankfully, after enough icy shrimp, all of their questions were answered and it seemed all but Sonja (who refuses to go there) would make it.