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Speaking of dinner, I don't know what to say about my father and mother-in-law dining with us. (Once again I am leaving the country with flying phobias and all!) Was my mother-in-law hitting on my father? Did my father really bring up vibrators??? That is IT. No more wine at family dinners. See why I did not give my dad the scotch he asked for? They say there is no such thing as a functional family, but in my opinion, this dinner has redefined "dysfunctional!"
Is this stuff happening at your family dinners? If so, please share with me on Twitter @avivadrescher or Facebook. Please let me know if you have uncomfortable family dinners like this one or if I am just a saint to put up with this insanity???
My husband is so different from my father. Did you see Reid's face as Ramona ate her food? Hilarious! I did think that Ramona was set up by LuAnn and Jacques at the wine tasting. One of Ramona's businesses is wine. So many things could have gone wrong when Ramona did that tasting -- luckily she "passed" the test. Mario had been complaining to Reid all week about the wine episode, which is why we discussed it at dinner.
Of course my father told me to order the hot dog. I am starting to think that the hot dog setup by my father was far worse than LuAnn's wine prank to Ramona! He is such a devil. And you haven't seen anything yet. . .Can you get over the previews? I cannot and I lived through it!
Thank you for watching and reading. I always enjoy your opinions and feedback.
Why would you bring your father on the show? I would be mortified if my father or any relative behaved as your father did.
And defending an idiot like Ramona is not something I would expect from any woman with a brain.
Aviva you are fabulous and lovely. Ny needs more like you and carole. Sorry to say the rest need to go. I also agree its redic how much your leg comes up. Its a non issue and it keeps surfacing. Hoping there is more of you and less of sad sacks like luanne...wheres andy cohen??
Aviva, I really like you but was put off about the article written in one of the rags in which you completely dissed Ramona. That really upset me because I've never seen her do anything to hurt you. She seems to go on 'missions' and tries to fix everything. This is the reason she and Sonja get along to so well. Sonja is completely laid back and doesn't pay much attention to Ramona's antics.
As far as Sonja always talking about sex and flirting with ALL men. I believe she was and is still extremely hurt by her divorce. She must have REALLY loved him as she still mourns. I think this divorce and the way her ex treated her and still treats her is at the bottom of the reason for all her sex talk. She feels very uncomfortable with herself, doesn't feel that she has anything to offer but sex. It's a real shame.
Loved your dad hope we see more of him this season. Love highly inappropiate grandpa!! Your a sweetie, stick with it!
Hi Aviva!!! I have to say you are my favorite in NYC. I love your classy and clean cut vibe. You and your Dad have the same smile. I thought the pairing w/ him and Sonja was genius and made for a fun show. I have to say that the pix of family in guestrooms might be a bit much. Albeit beautiful pics, they reminded me of the pictures in frames you buy at stores, if that makes any sense. Also, your dad wasn't much of a gentlemen. You mother in law and father should date. Per the previews: I'm looking forward to see you "get into it" with Sonja and Ramona. I like them both, but they def. need a good "talking to." Give 'em hell sista. Best regards, Rob xox
Aviva...I thought your Dad was a hoot...I do think you are a great addition to the group...however I cannot understand how you rationalize that Heather was at fault for not inviting Ramona to London now that you have had a chance to see first hand how inappropriate Ramona can be in the way she acts ... Heather picked up on that right away and understandably did not choose to put up with her BS on a trip to London that was also business related...makes perfect sense to me. Ramona is frequently inappropriate in her words and actions and seems not to have any filters before she acts or speaks....amazing to me that you hadn't picked up on that before. Heather, on the other hand, is intelligent and knows enough to set boundaries so as not to allow inappropriate people into her space, a trait that I truly admire. She is a strong, sweet woman who just doesn't "suffer fools"!!! Other than that, I think you are a lovely lady, tolerant and loving towards your handsome (but a bit over the top) and funny father. You and your husband make a great couple. All the best to you!
I just caught up with the last two episodes and also the previews. Why is it that everyone gives Ramona a chance--a second chance, a third chance--before throwing up their hands and walking away? I see you have moved into that category, too. It seems a wise move on your part to do so.
You can invite whoever you want. Isn't that suppose to be that way? You are a breath of fresh air and I love the way you fix things i your own way.
I admire your standing up for what you think is right. Like facing Heather with her not inviting Ramona and saying how you felt about what Luann did with the wine tasting. You seem to try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt until you have formed your opinion that they have gone too far. A good quality for a being fair minded friend as well as a good mother/referee.
Aviva, you are so classy! You are sweet, mean well, and cop to any bad choices...I am sorry is a rare phrase in all of Real Housewivesdom. Your dedication to your family is really inspiring. Keep n being awesome!
You were right, Pepe le Pew and the Countless were rather nasty at the testing. People who can't see that are either blind or nasty themselves. Your Dad is a trip, I don't see how you can be so uptight if you were raised by this guy...LOL
Aviva, I really enjoyed your father's humor - he certainly goes for the shock effect! I especially enjoyed the banter between him and your mother-in-law, who, by the way, is a very pretty woman. You are such a beautiful woman, inside and out, and I admire how you have devoted yourself to your family and to philanthropy. You are extremely intelligent and with so much depth, and it probably did not take much time at all for you to realize the superficiality and pettiness of some of your castmates. I honestly do not see you continuing on the show for another season. You don't need the aggravation in your life.
First, Aviva, I really like you. I am puzzled,however, why you would want to set up your dad. Isn't this his business? You assumed too much about Sonja as well. It doesn't look like you really know her and she obviously doesn't know you judging from the kind of music she chose for your partyl. Set ups are tricky even with close friends. It also looks like your dad could use some loving support and advise when it comes to his mouth.
i like you, aviva, i really do...but i keep watching you in these episodes and thinking....stir...stir...stir the pot. why do you do it? to ensure that ramona will stay your friend? you are acting like the insecure girl in high school! you make enough references to the 'cool girls' and 'mean girls'...so this perhaps is something that still resonates for you. clearly things are going to get ugly in coming episodes and i'm happy to see you stand your ground (from what is shown) and see that ramona, and even sonja are not all that you think they're cracked up to be. i hope you stay the lovely, bright, caring person i know you to be.
I love that blue dress you wore in Miami. I noticed you have a great sense of style. Could you provide some links for some fashions you wear? I'm sure your fans will appreciate it.
Aviva, this was such a funny episode, your dad is a scream. Love your patients with all of this, must have been tried for sure. I hope that you can still deal with Ramona, but to tell the truth, she is really getting to be a bit too much. So glad that you are on the show, bring class and beauty along with integrity, and family values.
I like you a lot Aviva, but your Dad is a real character. I have to take offense at his comments about Boca Raton and Miami. Boca is not where people go to die...we come here to LIVE and have a GREAT life! And his comment regarding the lack of sophisticated women in Miami? He's got to be kidding. Maybe they are just not interested in a crass narrow-minded old fool!
Like you a lot Aviva, and it's clear your father is a character, but I couldn't help but be offended by his narrow-minded comments about Boca Raton and Miami. Boca is NOT a place where people go to die, we come here to LIVE and enjoy life. Miami has more than its share of sophisticated women, which if he had some sophistication he would know.
Aviva, Where have you been. From what I have seen, its about time you spoke up. I was ready to strangle somebody if they didn't open their mouth. Ramona is such a big mouth and Sonja is not far behind her. These two women have no class. What ever would possess you to try to hook Sonja up with your Father? She thinks she is something but you and I know better. Hopefully Bravo will get rid of Ramona soon.
The wine set up was wrong and LuAnn should apologize and move on from it. You did make a bigger deal out of it than was necessary though.
I wasn't able to comment before but....even though some were mortified by Ramona's behavior with regards to your prosthetic leg, I for one loved all the questions. You have to admit, most are not as fortunate "wealth wise" to be able to afford a prosthesis as nice as yours. I was/am fascinated with how real looking yours is and how they can be for others equally "fortunate."
From the previews of the upcoming shows, I'm dying to know what happened with you and Sonja & Ramona. Hope the rift doesn't last.
I wondered if your mother in law liked your father also,,one things for certain ,he is no prude.lol,then to top it off he suggested you order the hot dog hahahaha , With the pics of your family in the guest room,its a nice touch ,,but id take them down and put them in the family room, ,but its your call ,i seen a glimpse of next weeks episode cant wait ,looks like a good one : )
Aviva, you and your husband are so classy! The look on Reid's face when Ramona was eating was priceless! It is obvious that Ramona is way out-of-her-depth with you and the other new Housewives.
I really liked you in this episode. I agree that it was a set up. Ramona could have said many bad things potentially to be caught on tape. I appreciate that you spoke up. I feel as if you were just getting your feet wet with all the ladies thus far and now you are forming your opinion slowly. Whether you like everyone or not, you gave everyone their fair shot and that is great. I am one who doesn't have 1 fave and give everyone their fair shake. You and Carole add so much to this new season.
I am dying to see next weeks show. Your father is wildly inappropriate and that makes for fun dinner parties.
Aviva you are truly a mess starter, I don't like you! Why are you always starting crap with Ramona and LuAnn you should be ashamed of yourself. Before you make accusations find out what the truth really is....TEAM LUANN!
Comparing apples and oranges? What? You invited people on a trip....Heather invited people on a trip......pretty much NOT different at all. The ONLY difference being the invitee. You did exactly what you berated Heather for doing plain and simple. Your father is an old timer pig. Sorry. I mean, it's funny.... kinda but to say he would date you is just disgusting. I don't know how you put up with it. Personally I would move far far away. And I have never had a strange family discussion any thing like yours. Why didn't you just leave Ramona alone about the wine tasting, she was having fun, has made some ammends with LuAnn and now you make her confront LuAnn when it really didn't bother her. Who is the mean girl, Aviva?
Your father was disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.
And Miami & London aren't so different. You still purposely excluded others. And Sonja is right about you stirring the pot. Can't stay out of anyone else's business, eh?
From the looks of the upcoming show previews, you learn your lesson about insane Ramona soon enough.
SouthBostonGirl How right you are. The man has been through alot in life. I am sure he earned plenty of good times in his years to come.
You go girl? Let Sonja and your father decide if they hit it off. The other need to butt out!
Stick to your day job and show.. Don't set anyone up if that's the best you can do.. That's insulting, a sex addict?
You are right, the wine thing was a set up, because Luann wouldn't do something out of a fun spirit for Ramona - she relishes in others embarrassment. Just like the rotten mean girl in high school who would mercilessly tease some poor kid, and if someone fell would point and laugh. Make no mistake.
I am guessing Luann assumed Ramona knew what she was doing in the wine department. She is drinking it constantly. This is not that big of a deal.
Aviva, your trip and Heather's was completely different. Your tip was more family oriented and played matchmaker; compared to Heather whom it was business oriented. Husbands, children, and family were present.
If he weren't your father, he would be a hoot but as a dad, I can see that he might be just a tad uncomfortable to deal with at times. Like you, I detest set-ups. I've been the victim of too many of them and they are cruel.
I used to be a friend and neighbor to people who were good friends with Fran Drescher's parents. Their names are Rita and Richie Kahn. Richie passed away but I was wondering if anyone knows how Rita is. There's a possibility she's living in Fla. with her kids.
I see you are going to have some run-ins with Ramona. I know she can be difficult to deal with at times. I had mercy on her because when Bethenny was going thru the hell-fires, she was Bethenny's friend. I could see she tried very hard to be kind to Bethenny at a time when Bethenny really needed it. It was obvious from the first episode this season that there was going to be trouble because both LuAnn and Heather set Ramona off and that's a firestorm no one should ever ignite because it will take a long time for it to wind down. You probably got caught in its tail wind. It would probably be a good time to take up yoga to recuperate.
I felt like I needed a shower after watching this episode. Yuck. Somethings are better left not to the imagination.
I think you are a class act and I don't picture you friends with Ramona but hey...if it works...best of luck.
What happened? You finally see what a kook Ramon's is. Are you out of your mind setting up Sonja with your dad? You are not very aware what going on around you. Your dad seems sweet but Sonja with him. Crazy! By the way who owns the Florida apartment, your dad or Reid's mom? Just asking.
Aviva, sure you can justify why it's OK that you invited some of the women and not the others. Go ahead and make up your own rules that apply to everyone else but you. However, I think it's in poor form, when sitting with a few people at a table during lunch, to invite some and not all of who is sitting with you. You invited Sonja and Ramona to Miami while Carole sat there...uninvited. If I were Carole, I'd never let you live that down and would bring it up during every encounter I had with you ;)
Aviva, I dread the upcoming episodes of hearing you get upset. You are not only beautiful on the inside and out, but intelligent,kind heart, wonderful mother and wife. You are such an example of what a woman should be. I see you wanting nothing but good for everyone and you are very accomodating (spelling?). I dread seeing any of the ladies treating you badly. By the way, your father is a hoot. He went through alot losing your mom. I am sure he is still mourning the loss of your mom and perhaps this is the way he deals with the loss. I am sure your mom would want him living life and enjoying life. Seeing the way you are, I can tell she would want good for him, to not cry about life, but enjoy life. He has you and beautiful grandchildren. What more can he ask for?
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your disfunctional family with us! Makes us all feel like we are maybe more normal than we previously thought! :)
You are definitely my new favorite New York housewife !!! I love your style. You are just soooo fab. I hope you will come back next season because you definitely bring something to the cast. I dont think there would be a show without you this season. I cant see why anyone would dislike you. Good luck on all your endeavors !!! xoxo