As you saw this week, I literally opened the door to townhouse or should I say I opened the door to the flood gates. . .
Being a new Housewife, this was one of the first parties I attended with the ladies and to say the least, I was appalled.
I understand that there will always be confrontation, but really? What you did not see was how Sonja explained how Alex personally attacked her in her own town house, hence why she kicked her out. What I didn't know was that Sonja approached Alex about the wedding march. . .
Here is my rule for being the hostess with the mostest: when you are inviting, let's say a frenemy over, keep it casual and always create a welcoming environment for everyone -- that's part of your job being the hostess. You're not inviting your friends to a wrestling match but rather an elegant cocktail party -- and it should be treated as such. So leave those boxing gloves at home.
So. . .now on to my thoughts on the painting. If you can't figure out what I was trying to say. I personally thought Sonja was much prettier than the painting. Not quite sure how I came up with my remark about whether I was sleeping with a painter.
Almost forgot! yes, yes, yes. . .Ramona and the cigar. I don't know what it is but she is probably the only person that I ever met that does not like my brother. So let me sort this out -- pay attention, or you will get TOTALLY LOST! Here goes: Carol, who was Howie's girlfriend at the time of the wedding, was previously engaged to Ramona's friend Jeff. Jeff unfortunately passed away while Carol was with him. Carol gave Howie one of Jeff's cigars because one of Howie’s hobbies is restoring vintage cigars. Howie was smoking it at Sunset Beach, and while passing Ramona she joked about how the cigar was flaking. Ramona and Howie were never in an in-depth conversation and Howie, out of respect for Jeff, let her know that it was Jeff's in an effort to stop her from poking fun. I know, I know. . .what the hell is the drama over this? Well, here it is Ramontional causing a mountain out of molehill or as she likes to say HOMILL???
To be continued. . .
Good advice for hosting a frenemy. Of course, if the ladies followed it, it wouldn't be the RHONY we know and love. Looking forward to seeing more of you this season.
I hope you get to know Ramona better. You both seem like straight shooters and it'd be fun to see another real friendship develop throughout the show. I've enjoyed seeing Alex and Ramona overcome their differences. You seem like a great addition (thankfully another sane person) to the group and hope we get to see more of your adorable babies!!
I'm sorry but the cigar sounds a little shady and I think Romana had good reason to be a little shaken by it. Don't know you yet, but definitely interested in learning more, because any new mother who continues to pour diet coke and chat it up wit her brother in a kitchen when her babies have just gotten home has to be quite a character. Most mothers I know would race to the door to greet their kids. Needless to say I have already formulated an opinion, one that you can hopefully change in subsequent episodes.
PLEASE, PLEASE tell me where you got your fringed sweater that you wore on last nights episode! LOVE IT! Can't wait to see more of you on the show! I think you will be a fabulous addition!
Because Romana...being Romona...was commenting on the cigar "flaking", and Howie wanted to let her know that she was potentially insulting the quality of a cigar that was from Jeff's collection.
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Ramona indeed overreacted. Money and property of deceased loved ones are always redistributed and rejoicing their memory while we enjoy the mementos left behind are a tribute to them. I'm hoping you can bring some long lacking reason to this cast. Nit picking is not fun to watch.
Welcome to the RHONY! I was a single parent too so just hang in there and tell it like it is...you seem the type...WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS....will you be opening a salon in FL????
I think your going to be great for this show. It's one of my favorites but let's face it, they need some people who are sane and make sense. You seem down to earth and smart so WELCOME! But, watch your back! These ladies can bite! Thank God you have your brother!!
a) i really like you
b) your brother is SUPER hott. hook it up
c) im glad the whole cigar thing was explained this second episode b/c it was so confusing in the first one. it is a mountain out of a molehill situation. but i do think ramona wasnt misplaced for being upset.
So far I like you....you remind me of Sandra Bullock. And since you've become friends with Jill....that makes me like you even more!
Ramona was making fun of the cigar by saying it was flaking (apparently a bad thing for cigars?), so to stop her from digging herself into a further faux pas hole by unknowingly making fun of her dead friend's cigar, he told her it was actually Jeff's old cigar.
Although, it is still weird to let your new boyfriend smoke your dead fiance's cigar. And, it is even more weird to want to smoke your girlfriend's dead fiance's old cigar, in my opinion.
Beware Cindy. Be careful interacting with the women who I call "Mean Girls". Alex and Ramona are the only one's who are real. I like you and I hope you don't change for the show.
Well, that whole segment about the cigar was made even MORE confusing because Howie's girlfriend looked like a dead ringer for YOU, Cindy! It made my head spin, but it was all a "tempest in a teacup."
Your brother said the cigar used to belong to her friend to shut her down. He want not being nice nor playing fair. Romana cared about her friend who died your bother used that against her. I think you brother is the one who needs to say he is sorry for his behavior.
Since you're new to the show I will cut you some slack. That being said, I realize if y'all acted like the ladies you are all supposed to be the show would be dull as watching grass grow.You all commented on something you knew nothing about, Sonja conveniently forgot to mention what she had said. Y'all should read a book on manners, I'm not sure it should be the Countess LuAnn's since it seems obvious she is oblivious on the subject.
I have great hopes. I love that you're a woman who runs her own buisness, and an is also an older mom. Like me (except I adopted my kids--however any of us get them is the best way). Best of luck! --You're gonna need it.
Glad that you are on the show. You seem to be a normal, level headed woman in a fish tank full of sharks! Thank you for stating the obvious about the Sonja/Alex argument. One would have to be an idiot to think that Alex started it. One word of advice, watch your back, you can't trust any of those back-stabbing women! Good luck this season!
I am being cautious BUT so far I like you, love the twins, your brother, the downtown vibe, and am glad you stated the truth about Sonja confronting Alex ..... some of the ladies think the viewers are stupid - like Jill asking Alex to stop picking on her - like that would make it so - HILARIOUS !!! they think they can play victim and get some sympathy - just like Sonja calling Alex rude constantly ... she knew here audience was Countess of manners !! Anyway I can see why the comment about the cigar could have been hurtful .... it was a misunderstanding and should have been squashed before it grew.... she does not know him & did not realize why he would say it to her.
The cigar deal doesn't seem like a big deal, but it was obviously jarring to Romona. And to say something about it to one of her friends doesn't seem like a big deal. Now, the person you are talking about overhearing it, does start to make it a big deal, or at least an uncomfortable situation. I think they both need to let the whole situation go. Look forward to seeing more of you. It's nice to see a working woman without the bad attitude!
I don't see why you're upset with Ramona. For whatever reason it bothered her that your brother was smoking that cigar. She was telling her husband and close friends how she felt and you overheard it. Ramona has every right to do that, and she has a right to her feelings about the interaction with your brother. She didn't say anything bad about him, and the whole thing can be cleared up with a simple conversation between you two. I love watching you women squabble on the show, but squabble about something worth squabbling about!
You're right and the Carol womans attitude to Ramona was weird. If Ramona was his good friend and Carol was his fiance she should be more understanding of Ramona's feelings. You're brother didn't need to point out where the cigar came from. Seems he did it on purpose to get to Ramona. Out of line!
Hi Cindy! I love the dynamic between you and your brother (who btw, is adorable). You definitely add something completely different to the mix, and that is what is needed this season.
Gotta say, you're brave to join this franchise. But you seem tough enough to take it on. So power to you. Looking forward to seeing more of you.
My thoughts EXACTLY....I thought the woman was indeed Cindy....talk about making a confusing situation even more bizarre!
I LOVE the sweater! Please, if you don't mind sharing, PLEASE let me know where to get it! Thank you!
I'm not sure if I like you yet, but I do love your honesty in this blog. You are correct; Sonja instigated the fight and should not have brought the subject up, particularly attacking a person's spouse. Alex became too defensive but did handle it well with both you and LuAnn telling you not to be concerned and enjoy your evening. You seemed to do that; LuAnn wanted to keep it going. You are also correct about Ramona/Howie issue. It seems like much ado about nothing but keep in mind, people are very sensitive when it comes to those who have recently died. Ramona seemed to be upset because her impression was Howie had a callas attitude towards Jeff (i.e., he's gone and I'm enjoying his leftovers). I am sure that is not the case but Howie will need to explain himself to her and not put you (or Carol) in the middle.
Cindy.. I like you so far.you come off as free spirited and rock and roll w/some edge I think you will be a breath of fresh air to the women hopefully they will learn from you and you will as well learn from them.have fun just be you btw the twins are adorable and your brother is hot.....
Give Ramona a chance she is cool and you will see she is very genuine. She is a little too sassy and should zip it sometimes but she will be a good friend to you when in need.
Somewhere I heard or read that you were only going to be on the show for one season. I think you have your priorities straight because your children are going to grow up before you know it and you should make spending all the time with them that you can your priority. This show is dying and the people on it seem desperate. You would do yourself and your image a favor by leaving after one season.
You are refreshing addition to the show. I'm looking forward to seeing how you work in with this group of women. I'm sure you can hold your own with all of them.
Someone in the show said you (Cindy) look kind of like Joan Jett. Not at all. I knew you reminded me of some woman rocker though. Then I knew it was the wonderful singer from the Pretenders: Chrissie Hynde! I wish everyone would look her up on Google images. You two could be sisters! (Wish I could paste a picture of her in here.)