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Episode 9: Bravotv.com's Editor ponders a life with George Drescher and Carole's couch.

on Jul 30, 20120

I hope that as you're reading this fine friends, that your face is contorted into some sort of magnificent exercise. In my dreams your brows are knitted into a face-saving furrow -- and not just because of something George said. Welcome back to Miami. Let's evaluate these sexual shenanigans shall we?

Brooklyn: Packs Hard
I really could pen this entire recap as an ode to Carole's couch. It comes with a lot of history (as those of you RHONY scholars that read What Remains will know). It just is the chicest, most comfortable, delightful looking piece of furniture in the greater metro area. I long to be on the couch with her, just gabbing about novel writing, sipping teas, casual packing for a jaunt to Florida. I plan on having my couch reupholstered as soon as I finish writing this recap.

Anyway, Carole's packing and gabbing with Aviva pre-Miami. Aviva is finding Ramona to be extremely energetic and perhaps a little much. my knee jerk response to this was -- are you surprised? Her "spring break" attitude from last week should have really been a big indicator of the trip's pace. But my second response was how will the rest of this play out? Will Aviva send Ramona and Mario packing to a motel (where there may or may not be family photos of the Dreschers). Is Aviva ready to handle this hurricane once Sonja joins in?

The Up-and-Coming Bronx
Once the ladies actually make it to Miami and get their "colors" on (Ramona's term), it's time to hit the pool at Rajana's. My home décor envy was also out of control at her abode. I mean sweet jeebus that chandie. I’d move to any "up and coming" neighborhood to have a chandelier like that. Speaking of, is it rude to tell someone the neighborhood they live in is kind of Stop A on the gentrification train? Ramona was trying to be positive, but maybe less of that talk of house flipping would have been a better idea. Never assume someone thinks their neighborhood isn't the best. . .

6 comments
trishypie
trishypie

Id really like to see more pics or caroles sofa, well the whole apt for that matter

tigger3
tigger3

Dear Carole, If you ever feel you can part with that amazing couch I will gladly take it.I'm an artist who has an eclectic home myself....your couch would fit in perfectly.  That couch speaks volumes in character and style. Lauri...kindred style soul...

lynnwhitlock
lynnwhitlock

Watching Ramona and Sonja together again was so fun.  This season had been dull so far. Just love their antics and seeing how obvious it is that they are having fun and enjoying each other.. Hope to see much more of them.  The other ladies can be so boring. Carole is great though in her own way.  Her reserved personality makes her a great straight man for the Ramonja twins.    

Aqualover
Aqualover

George is the single version of Jersey's Rich - can you imagine them two in the same room?

janetkath
janetkath

I  would like to speak on Ramona's behalf.  Yes she is socially inept.  She grew up in an abusive home.  I did as well.  Both of my parents tried to teach us that people don't deserve respect, they are to be ridiculed and humiliated.  I recognized at an early age that they had serious issues.  My sister did not.  I still feel very uncomfortable around people because I'm not sure if I am acting in an appropriate manner.  I try to say and do the right thing but sometimes I fail.  My sister on the other hand treats all people as if they are garbage and will explain to you why you deserve to be treated this way, me included.  Ramona has said that she knows she doesn't always behave appropriately and can say things that are mean.  It is very difficult to retrain the brain after a long period of abuse.  My abuse  lasted  54 years.  It's the only type of behavior you are used to and very difficult to unlearn.  She's making an effort to do better and I think she should be given the opportunity to do so.  She's not the only housewife who has behaved badly this season or in the past seasons.

1fergie
1fergie

Am I the only person around that is disgusted with Ramona and her overbearing, uncouth, loudmouth behavior?  I like the show, but Ramona makes RHONY really hard to watch.

1fergie
1fergie

 @janetkath  I am sorry your life was tough and I am glad that you were able to recognize early how wrong your parents were. Sometimes it is easier to blame someone else for our failings than to take responsibility and make changes.  Your sister chose her path.  She may have been pointed in that direction, but she had a choice.  I hope you can find peace with your past and move forward.  Once you let it go you will be better for it.  Best wishes to you.