There are so many great hotels in NYC. I picked the Plaza Athenee. Our friend is the manager of the hotel and he helped me pick a very special suite. It had two floors! The first floor was a beautiful living and dining room where we had a romantic candle lit dinner. I had left Mario a note at home to meet me at the hotel in the lobby bar. Once he got there they told him to come to the room. Mario had no idea what I had planned for us! The expression on his face as he walked in the room said it all.
People always ask me, "What is your secret to a successful marriage?" I have three rules for a great marriage: trust, communication, and keep the romance alive! The romance was so alive that night! I truly feel I am one of the luckiest women in the world. I am truly blessed.
I found it difficult to believe that Jill would bring up Sonja's financial situation in front of a group of people. Jill was spewing out numbers as if she was an expert -- yet it was so obvious that Sonja did not want to discuss this. Jill just kept on pressing! Sonja has become a great friend, and I know things will work out for her. Sonja was successful before she was married.
I could not believe that Jill did not email me or call me to tell me she was not inviting me to her focus group. She had to know I would hear about it from someone else she invited. She invited everyone but me! We had promised to be more considerate of each other, and it was completely inconsiderate of her not to tell me. It was awkward to hear from other people that everyone was there except for me. It's becoming obvious Jill really can't change.
I was flabbergasted by LuAnn and Alex's lunch together. I could not believe how condescending, pompous, and dismissive LuAnn was toward Alex. LuAnn obviously lost her rule book of manners somewhere along the way.
Until next week. . .
I agree with you about Luann's behavior towards Alex. I've never known anyone so rude. There is no need to criticize anyone's clothing choices. It's a shame she's such a know-it-all. Sounds like you really took the time to plan a special evening for you and Mario. Good for you!
I completely agree with you about LuAnn. Her actions last night and her blog today prove she is nothing more than a classless snob. The only way she feels good about herself is by putting down others who challenge her.
I was so happy to see you and Mario reconnect after being away - while some of the bedroom scenes feel a bit like TMI, whatever floats your boat! You both seem so happy and in love with one another.
Ramona, it looks like your the one Jill and Luann have taken aim at this year. Sorry . But it is par for the course with them. I'd ignore it .
Ramona, I think it was fabulous that you and Alex showed the romance that you both still have in your marriage. Some of the other housewives seem to think that should stay private, but, you choose to be on reality T.V. and I think its great to see love and strong marriages as opposed to just fights and divorce, which you could say are just as private of matters. So many of the housewives have been divorced, and there are always stories about people in the public eye cheating and getting divorced, so its refreshing to see that marriage can still work and there are people who after decades of marriage, still obviously love and are passionate for each other. Thanks for showing the world a good marriage CAN exist, evenfor a strong, driven, and succesful woman!! Its also just nice to see happiness as opposed to just constant fighting between the ladies. I think you are wonderful!
This is so funny Ramona, Luann tried to use your clothing conections and that did not work. Now she has put down Louis Vuitton. Girl better get a job soon she wiil hav no clothes to ware. LOL.
I will agree that Alex does not have the best timing in the world, she is a good friend and she has shown that she is willing to stand up for a friend. I will agree that Luann is not the person that you want around to support you when you need a friend. You are happy with your relationship and I think that Luann is envious of what you have. Remember that she got upset when you insulted her marriage to the count by calling him "old" you did not meant it, then she interfered in the attempt of reconciliation of Bethenny and Jill at your apartment. So there is a little history there and now you knew that she was trying to get your husband's attention......
Ramona, you keep it real. You speak your mind, even at times it sounds a bit harsh. That is how you became so successful. I really admire you, your friendship of honesty and caring we all need.
Love you Alex and Sonja,you ladies should not let the evil ones to put you guys down....example luann and jill d silent treatment will be best for them......
Ramona, Just curious, did you email or call Jill to let her know when you weren't inviting her to things? With everything you have said to her and about her, are you really surprised she isn't inviting you to things?
That was a nice evening you planned with Mario but why was he late? You looked great. I don't blame Jill for not inviting you -- you ALWAYS put your foot in your mouth and would say something rude to her (and anyone/everyone else there) -- you should stop getting invited to things since you seem to not be able to control yourself.
All your statements were right on target! it's Jill's loss for not asking you to be apart of the focus group. Honestly I wouldn't even call it a focus group, it was more like gossip group and trying on Jill's product line.
I couldn't agree more with you. Jill can't have friends because she doesn't know how to be one. LuAnn needs to practice what she preaches too. Keep been yourself Ramona and don't let anyone else try to change you! (we know no one can't)
Ramona, In defense of Jill; you always try to steamroll everyone with your opinions and try to take charge. This was not an event where you were expected to any more than voice an opinion on the product; Yes I like it or No I don't like it. You are unable to do that as your mouth is always in overdrive. The romance between you and Mario...did we really need to see that? NO!
Ramona, You're a great friend to Sonja, and she to you. Your right about Jill. She can't change...that "grilling" of Sonja was typical Jill behavior. LuAnn is a real know it all----and that won't change either. Unless you get away from the toxicity like Bethenny did...this is your reality choice. Your strong! Just stand your ground and do you truly care about a focus group?? Jill needs to focus on more than a group! Best wishes!
By the way, you did not cause Jill to lose her spokesman job with Kodak. It was her behavior which turned to many people against her last season that convinced Kodak she was not a good representation of a friendly family based company.
Ramona, Your comment about how some friends just like it when you're down but then when things are going well,they don't care to hear it. So true, I gave up a relationship for that very reason. They are only good in some kind of crisis, which can be a good thing but a real friend wants you to have happy times too! You seem more humble now or something,you are so nice if you aren't making some kind of weird remark, or putting your foot in your mouth, keep up the easy going, forgiving Ramona,it suits you so much better!
Ramona, Seriously, give Jill a break. She was coming from a good place with her advice to Sonja. You two are way too hard on each other. And, I think you're wrong. Jill has changed a lot in a positive way. She has a big heart, and I think you know it deep down. I wish you both the best of luck in mending your friendship.
Love you! You seem like so much fun to hang with, wish I could get in on some "Turtle Time". Oh well, guess I have to start my own TT Club. You're so right about Luann, she is just unbearably rude and condescending. If I hear "darling" one more time, I'm gonna puke in my mouth a little (or alot). Love how Alex just shruggs her off.
Keep on keeping on Team Blondes!
I love you Ramona, you are honest and wonderful! Keep it up because there are so many of us that think your the greatest!!!
Ramona Ive watched all episodes sine the very start! I love you and think you are truly a good friend to those you care about. Love ya you ROCK!
I watch every week because I enjoy your wonderful personality and energy! Thanks for an interesting evening and hugs to the family!
You're still my fave! Luann is trying her best to break up any friendship anyone has with Jill. Just my opinion. Keep doing you!
I love you sweetheart. You are positive and care about people genuinely. That is why it really hurts.
Ramona, let it go! lol If your not invited "I would of been happy" then just chalk it up to not needed and you can move to better things. Sometimes a friend is good for one thing and that's all or all for the time being. If Jill can't take your personality then so-be-it why stress when you don't have to. best of luck to you
I'm really impressed with the way you have handled yourself this season Ramona. Seriously. I don't know if I could handle those MEAN girls with as much class as you have. Keep it up lady!
I find this episode very funny because in the very first season first episode of rhony episode..Jill felt slighted that Ramona did not invite her to her cooking party. Didn't Ramona say she can't invite everyone. She did not call Jill To Inform her of the party (like she thought Jill should have done!)
Does anyone else feel like ramona is acting out a script she wrote?? She just doesn't say what on hear mind at the moment...it seems like she is repeating something she memorized!!
Hiya Honey, Ramona you and Sonja and Alex are genuinely good people! You need to stay away from Jill ,Luann !! Actually, If Jill was not under Luann's influence she might be alright. None of you have the wordsto tell them off and they seem to prey on you! Luann is a snake,beware! You have what she wants and is so jealous! Kelly is weak, Jill is a follower. No one likes Luann, I think she has to be the most hated of all of the history of HW"S. Luann was almost loving every moment thinking there was a problem between you and Mario! She would love to swoop right in and take him! She is miserable and wantseveryone to be miserable too! Many Blessings to you and Mario!! My love to you, Sonja and Alex, Love,Poppyxoxo
Um, ALEX is the one that addressed the "elephant" in the room. Jill came in while the convo was already in full swing. Put down the wine and rewatch the eppy. Jill was just trying to help Sonja.
Why was Mario late to your date, you were looking like you were about to get stood up.
You haven't emailed or called Jill in the past when you didn't invite her to things. I agree with an earlier poster that said I wouldn't have invited you either b/c you have no filter on your mouth. Did you not offend Cindy earlier this season by not watching what you say??
My grandmother had a saying. "Guard the words you speak, keep them short and sweet, for tomorrow you never know which ones you may have to eat." Being hurtful and vindictive in what you say isn't speaking the truth and if that's what you are going to do, expect to get the same back. Although it's clear, you can dish it out but you can't take it.