Carole Radziwill

Carole ponders social media, truces, and Sonja's internship program.

on Jul 2, 20120

I didn't think I was into this whole "social media" thing. Blogging, Facebooking, Tumbling, Pinteresting. What? I'm a writer. I like to get paid for my words. Plus I am old school -- you know, like pink While You Were Away slips and Sonja Morgan fax machines. I listen to vinyl albums at home (check out my crib). But old school is so 16,000 followers ago. New school is the new old school. And new school is like having recess all day. Two months ago, I didn't know what Twitter was and now I'm retweeting, livetweeting, and hashtagging quicker than a short fuse on the 4th of July. I communicate more with @suzyq485 and @wtf27 than I do my own mother. #himom.

A few days ago, my downstairs neighbor @trippswanhaus came upstairs with coffee and the news that @tomcruise and @katieholmes were divorcing. #shock. How fun to tweet I want to be wife #numberfour. We're just in my living room. It's just me and Tripp. So @trippswanhaus and I amused ourselves. We tweeted. Mrs. Tom Cruise #tomcar, #tomrad, #radzitom, Mrs. Cruisiwill. I could have gone on but then my sister @teresadifalco called. From Oregon.

"Hi Carole. What's going on?"

"I'm tweeting!"

"Yeah, I see that. Are you tweeting that you want to marry Tom Cruise?" @teresadifalco asked, as she scanned her Google alert.

Apparently it wasn’t just Tripp and me. A web site (Wetpaint) was also reading my tweets and now Tom Cruise and I are romantically linked in cyberspace. Forever. Me and Tom, just like that. I am both scared, and in awe of the power of social media. #irony

@teresadifalco banned me from Twitter, indefinitely. She doesn't know this, but I snuck back.

159 comments
RoseWind
RoseWind

Sonja's fax machine lol!!

diana.nicolay
diana.nicolay

You are fun, witty and one of my favs on the show Carole! I loved how you were annoyed by the ladies doing the fake accents in London. lol  I agree with you about Lu being a one upper.It was hilarious when you were purposely one upping her at dinner. You are great for the show!  xoxox

marzydoats
marzydoats

You are my newest guilty pleasure. You're the best thing to happen to BRAVO since Andy Cohen started using the word "plonk" on national TV. #iwanttobecarolewithane

lesliann44
lesliann44

A lot of people tweet now days.  

mcspanky
mcspanky

Love your wit, your style, your voice, and much needed sense of perspective. Dare I hope that the Housewife inanity has met its match? Rooting for you, Radzy!

gabbyval
gabbyval

A non judgemental reporter with common sense and a great interpretation of  just human nature of the ridiculous situations in life and on a reality tv series.  Love it   Everyone is right!!  Bravo is lucky to have you!!  Finally a genuine person and the entertainment can be achieved without the bad behavior and drama.  Thank you!!!  Hope you are around a long while!!!!!!!!!!

geniehernandez
geniehernandez

Oh my gosh, I love your blogs! I just read all of them.  You are to RHONY what Jay Mohr was to RHONJ.  Thank you for fulfilling your contractual obligation with such wit and humor!!

binky.mccauley
binky.mccauley

Carole, you are the best!  I love how you take it all in stride.  You seem so amused by the whole scene!  You are as sharp as a tack!  

Picket@fence
Picket@fence

Kindness is so rare these days. Everyone quick to judge. People putting others down, stupidly making snide remarks. Your blog says it all. It's nice to know that Ramona will be treated with kindness. Can you imagine how mean it would be to leave bunny with no ally?

RHOGE
RHOGE

First of all I have to say Bravo to Bravo I have no idea where RHONY is headed but Carole, you are a breath of fresh air and funny as hell...I'm LMAO reading your blog. RH has been my guilty pleasure from the beginning and I have watched all the seasons (much to the dismay and rolling eyes of my family) however, I never signed on to comment until now.

I do not tweet or follow twitter but I'm going to at least check out what you're saying. I love that your sister from Oregon no less called you out on your desire to be Mrs. Cruise #4...priceless. Girl, if you can handle that scientology stuff more power to you!

I read some of the other comments and I think it's funny that so many people were offended by your question regarding your dates political views because I just thought you were kidding. I have no doubt that a woman with your intelligence and common sense can have relationships/friendships with people of differing views...it's what makes conversation and life interesting. Remember everyone, these shows are cut to make even the mundane dramatic and to push buttons that's what keeps everyone watching.

I love that you don't take yourself too seriously, make fun of your contradictions and fashion choices.

The force is definitely with you... use it wisely and keep us laughing.

 

 

CMY1066
CMY1066

Wow, you are too much. I love it. Now, this is entertainment.You are the reason this is the best season.Good luck and hope Bravo keeps you around as long as you want, of course.

moporho
moporho

I just love watching scenes with you in them.  I fast forward to the next scene with you.  I wait patiently for your blog to come out.  You are making this show! 

isobel
isobel

I love you on the show you bring such freshness to show you and heather but i love your laid back by Ur dating Ur coolness Ur flirting with the husbands ha ha ur really interesting life the way you see the funny side and ur amazement is this for real lol 

anniega
anniega

...love reading your blog.  your writing is smart and informative and gets the job done while making me laugh and leaving a smile on my face.  thanks for reminding me to enjoy the moment at hand...

Isabel87
Isabel87

Please Republicans, stop posting, she was being humorous.   We Republicans use Liberals for our jokes all the time.   Lighten up you are embarassing.

veritas9
veritas9

you are pretty snarky. you like the drama, you watch the train wreck and make your contribution to it then walk away laughing. Princess sminshness. what do you have garden parties or do reach out to the people of Poland and work with them?

Cool girl? yeah they are always the ones who make fun of everyone else.   that is the title you live up to. 

xiamen1997
xiamen1997

you are very similar to all my life long.friends.I was in punk rock bands,adopted from china when I 38 and single  at 50 I'm married...still rather sit on the floor, cus like a sailor, tell dirty jokes,and I never get tired of crazy stories,and the characters who deliver them..PS you listening to records while smoking  p.o..t  ..oops  was adorable.....you are proof if you are super cool ..you dont need to toot your own horn..people will know

AHoNYC
AHoNYC

You are truly a "cool girl" in every sense of the word.  And you are officially my hero!  

kiki16
kiki16

I am so glad they added you to the show!!! You are so funny and very witty!!! My favorite NY housewife this year!!!!!!

misg12
misg12

You are the best!!

K1533
K1533

I can't wait until Ramona gets drunk and does the Tuttle dance for ya!

anniega
anniega

i love, i love, love to read your blog.  your writing style is smart, funny and interesting.  and i really love how you have no shame to your game of rocking vinyl and vhs.  stay honest and true...and i can't wait to read your take on the rest of season.

 

...and by the way, go ahead and "f" the younger guy.  he may be a younger man, but he's still a "man."   hmmmm.....

FunEblonde
FunEblonde

Enjoy the lighthearted banter while you can because evenually the spotlight is gonna be focused on you. Good luck on your TV pilot.

djr4118
djr4118

What's so nice about your blog is now I don't even have to watch the show and I can still get a good laugh at the cast. You're hysterical. And you should create a blog of your best tweets.

Sonc
Sonc

I absolutely adore you Carole Radziwill!! thankyou for not taking this whole note real, reality business seriously!

memiller1959
memiller1959

I love reading your blog, and I will be buying both of your books. Your take on the housewives is priceless, what a breath of fresh air! Thanks for the humor and taking these ladies with a grain of salt. Makes the rest of them seem quite high school!

RHONYC_Fan
RHONYC_Fan

I wasn't thrilled about the Republican comment either. 

sparkleplenty
sparkleplenty

your swivel seat had me laughing my head off! Your blog is the first one I've read on Bravo. 

#myfirstgirlcrushcaroleradziwell 

#whodoIhavetosleepwitharoundheretogetanauthographedbook?

Lexie1910
Lexie1910

I LOVED your republican comment!!!!!! My girlfriends and I always joke that a republican man is definitely a deal breaker!!! You are hilarious and very enjoyable to watch!!! Love you for the show!!! Hope you stay for many seasons!!! :)

andebrown70
andebrown70

@debb594 I'm Republican and I wasn't offended!  She really didn't step on toes too much about her politics!  She is a writer .... give her a little leway!!  She still rocks in my book!

debb594
debb594

Thought that you were a nice addition to NYHW's then you slipped and showed how narrow minded you are about Republicans...    Really?   Kinda sad.  

 

momofthree
momofthree

@Princess Cruziwill -- #youreafreakintrip  I love your take on the weekly events.  Thanks for being so entertaining -- it seems to be in short supply these days!

MrDeLuca
MrDeLuca

I love this blog #somuch

Eva18
Eva18

I love that you don't take all of this too seriously. You are a very welcome addition.

TSan
TSan

Down to earth and relaxed. I love you, Sonja, Aviva.... you girls make the show enjoyable to watch.

@BKViewer80
@BKViewer80

LMAO, WTF Bravo?  Where have you been hiding this gem of a woman?  #hilarious #trueNYCgal

 

@tomcar, don't forget when you #stealmillsaps to teach her to use a bedazzler, as well as the label maker.  Perhaps you and she can start up a #tackybedazzledtanktop line for the ladies of RHOC, maybe even some new shoes for the ladies of RHOBH? 

 

#princessesarecool

 

#bravoBRAVO for bringing us the best RHONY castmate ever!!  and p.s. #thisnewcommentsectionSUCKS

bostonmb
bostonmb

So glad you're on the show this season... everyone else is hard to watch, but you are so sly and clever. You avoid the messiness of all the drama without ever being dull. Great combination!

christyo7269
christyo7269

Even though we outwardly have nothing in common, I relate to you completely!  Love your casual attitude and your ability to not take yourself so seriously.  Being a writer, your "people watching" and skills of observation are phenomenal.  Your comments are intelligent and dead-on!  My favorite housewife of all time!!!!

 

bthebestyou
bthebestyou

Can't get enough of you. You are so non chalant with everything, elegant, you need to teach these ladies a thing or 2 on class.

You are def the breath of fresh air on this team and it's nice that I can watch the others over-drama it out with each other and then get a witty little 2 min with your life.

Much better mix of people in this bunch, whether Ramona digs it or not, we are all diggin your vinyl record lifestyle! :)

NeutronBomb
NeutronBomb

What can I say, you are a TRUE writer. You speak so articulately and witty on paper, but in real-life you are aloof and shy. I should know, I dated a Writer!

TheDishisGood
TheDishisGood

You are the best Housewife of any show. You are bright, witty, without being condescending. Loved your line "are you a republican"?  It is exactly what I would have said. Thank you so much for not being a mean girl and showing what true girl power is all about!

cherwin
cherwin

 @Lexie1910

 Ha Ha Ha. How about Obama? Is he a deal breaker? Ah, yea- I think so!!!

UESGal
UESGal

@Lexie1910 Yea, you def don't want to date a Republican man, he may actually work for a living and be able to support his family. As opposed to sleeping in Zucotti Patk for three months, I suppose. The anti-republican comment was pretty fitting since it was coming from a "journalist". Biased much? Most people who call themselves journalists are extremely liberal and hate right-wingers. That is why the mainstream newspapers and channels are so completely biased and only tell one side of a story, missing many important facts. It's all to support the Democratic party and re-elect Obama.

Sonc
Sonc

 @debb594 I don't think she "slipped" up on anything. her political views, just like yours and mine, are her OWN. get ovah it!

MandaB9780
MandaB9780

@debb594 Or how narrow-minded Republicans are about others having their own opinions...

psara
psara

@MandaB9780 Except having disdain for a large group of people who are different in some way isn't an "opinion", it's basically a prejudice.