Although, I am not sure I understand the set up with Sonja, I did have had the opportunity to spend some time George and although he can be inappropriate and misogynistic, his heart is big and warm and he comes from a good place and. . .you have not seen the last from this boy named George.
As you saw in the scenes of what's to come, in my next meeting with Sonja to help her with her business, I am ambushed by Ramona! So fasten your seatbelts cause I promise, the wild ride is about to begin and there is definitely lots of turbulence ahead!
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Have not made up my mind about you yet. I don't like the cowardly way Ramona is dealing with you but I think she was really hurt by you "leaving her out". I also think the two of you have similarities. I respect you more because you will express yourseld AND listen to the other person which Ramona does not do. She verbally vomits and then runs for the hills so she doesn't have to deal with the response... coward. It would be better if she shut her mouth and was simply respectful. At some point you either move forward or cut the cord. I have to add that I loved when you were following her around the party..offering her drinks because she kept vomiting and walking away. I think that was perfect.
Nice blog, Heather! I actually can get a feel for you now, and you are very likable and level headed! (and dare I say, pretty darn normal!! ). Good luck with all but Carole! May I say though that George should pay you for your kind words about him because, as an adult, I hear you, but what about his grandchildren for heavens sake!?! And the memory of his wife!?! Nope, not buying anything except that he made my skin crawl....love you and your husband and kids together!
Firstly, you claim to be "ambushed" by Ramona at your meeting in next week's episode. That's a humorous choice of words because I'm pretty sure Sonja intentionally invited Ramona to assist. And why shouldn't she seek her opinion, when she's known her 20+ years and is a successful business woman in her own right? Clearly, it wasn't necessarily the best decision by Sonja, considering you didn't appear comfortable or happy. But, that remains to be seen for us viewers.
You and Aviva seem to desperately need the same advice when it comes to settling into your positions as "Housewives": YOU are the new addition to this situation. These ladies have been doing this together a few years. While you have every right to stand up for yourself and voice your opinion, you don't ALWAYS have to do it, as it seems to happen only with Ramona and seems like some kind of goal for you to go after Ramona and make her look bad, as if you possess the power to control another person's perception to viewers who've been watching her a lot longer than we've watched you. That's not to say Ramona isn't inappropriate, annoying, outrageous.....but even LuAnn doesn't have trouble with Ramona EVERY time they see one another; and they even bonded over Ramona's trouble with YOU. So, let that be a lesson---none of these seasoned Housewives have 100% loyalty to you over their cast mates, no matter what the issue.
Your problems with Ramona are funny, because, some of your complaints are faintly related to the others' complaints about you!! None of us are perfect and God knows Ramona isn't. It's not about Ramona being perfect or completely adored by Housewives fans everywhere. Because no Housewife is totally loved by everybody. It's more about your frequent "going after" Ramona rather than taking a different tact that I think it's clear you're capable of. You are obviously successful at what you do, and probably have a lot of friends and a great social life---utilize some of these skills to "handle" Ramona.
I would like to give you the ultimate credit for trying to reason with The Countess. None of her cast mates have been successful in *really* getting through to her; and maybe you will not be either. And that is completely about her and not you. Coming correct and tactful as you did was nice but either LuAnn totally gets what people are saying and chooses to just ignore the hell out of it or it really is always "going over her eyebrows."
Either way, you may have to change your approach if you wish to be successful in making an impact on LuAnn. And that's not too far off from where you might begin working on your relationship with Ramona. And trust, LuAnn might end up really offending you, if she already has not. And one person who can relate to that?
Heather's ability to handle Ramona is fascinating to watch. She engages, she listens intently, she replies, but she doesnt allow Ramona to drag her into her high intensity, circular craziness. The effect on Ramona is a wonder to behold-she grows ever more bugeyed and frenzied, and finally just gives up. Those two are the opposite in demeanor, style and temperament, and they are fun to watch together. That's why I watch the show this season, to see Ramona finally meet someone she cant bully and bulldoze and babble into submission. Throw those two together enough and watch Ramona go -I was going to say crazy, but I think she's there already.
Aviva's father-if that disgusting old thing was my father, I'd keep him far, far away. Only thing I can figure is that he's financing Aviva's lifestyle.
Heather, you are the only person who would stand up to Ramona who bullies her way to everybody's life. Keep it up!
Heather, I think your a great addition to the show. After this weeks episode there should be no doubt in anyone's mind why you choose not to invite Ramona to London. So glad you stuck to your guns. It would have been a disaster!
You are by far the best housewife - strong, intelligent and professional. Stay above these other "ladies" who are so clearly struggling with their identity.
You are by far heads above all the other "wives" on this and any other show. You speak your mind, you do not pretend to be something you are not, and you intelligently do not take anything from anyone. I admire you. Ramona is the craziest, out of control beatch that I have ever seen - and she keeps getting worse to keep her "star" rising. What an embarrassment!!
Hang in there..Ramona isn't going away. She is like an annoying misquito,,just don't let her bite! lol
Hi Heather! :)
It's so nice to have someone like you on the show, you're real, no phoney or fake as Ramona would like to have it. It's Ramona that's fake..she's jealous of you, don't you know that?? You're young and she's...well you know what she is. ;)
I love you and your hubby together. Y'all are just perfect, your hubby is so nice as is Aviva's.
Ramona is...Ramona. Don't try to conquer her, just laugh. We love Ramona just the way she is: one in a million.
Until you have to share the same space as her. I'll bet, her wreckless comments would get under our skin in no time.
@Kbravohouse Ramona may be easier to love from a distance. As far as I can see from the show, I can't understand anyone wanting to be around her.
I would enjoy watching you more if it weren't so obvious that you are focused on going after Ramona. I realize that she is not an innocent bystander and is really annoying sometimes, but you seem to plan interactions with her that are intended to make her look bad or loose her temper. I don't like that kind of meanness.
And to watch have such a big smile when talking to someone you really don't like is unsettleing to me as well. Its creepy.
You are afraid of Ramona because of her honesty and you can't handle that. You want a friend who just says 'yes' to you no matter what. I think you are too controlling and mean spirited.
I hope to see you give Ramona what she deserves in next weeks meeting. You're definitely the one to do it. As Aviva and Carole drop down the list of favorites, you continue to be at the top...there's no one even close. I love the way you handle yourself in all areas of your life.
You're such a great addition to the show Heather! Ramona continues to embarrass herself as the season plays out. I hope she is finally put in her place!
Hi Heather, I really like u. I find you warm, funny, loyal and committed to what ever you do, and you do it with A BEAUTIFUL smile on your face. I thought Ramona was very hurtful with that comment, " oh that smile on your face, it's so fake" I was peeved. How ever the next movement u were following her around was so funny.. Stand up to her, it's great to see!! I look forward to seeing u two get a long..your hubby is a keeper girl !! God bless
You are my absolute favorite "character" on the show now. You are so easy going and fun; and contrary to what Ramona says, your smile conveys confidence, friendliness, and strength! You're not as chatty as Ramona tries to make you out to be. Yet, even if you were, at least you have enough dignity not to blurt out inappropriate or hurtful things, even to the likes of Ramona who really deserves it! Don't let that nasty, soulless, thousand-year-old bully Ramona get the best of you! Keep on trucking WOOP-WOOP!!! LOL!!!
@M_Hig_Tos I agree! Ramona is the chatty one always controlling the conversation. You smile that way to everyone which is a ray of sunshine.
I think that you need to come down to Florida and sell these women some shapewear. Maybe you can stay with George? lol NOT. I cannot wait to see you handle Ramona again. Holla!
Between George's out of line behavior & the men on RHONJ exposing themselves I think Bravo needs a new editor. This more than lkely will not be posted but I had to get off my chest. I feel that Bravo has reached an all time low. I record it the shows so I can fast forward over the Junior High antics.
When you first came on the show, I was so skeptical about you. But, after several episodes I have seen you interact well with the other cast mates, except Ramona (surprise!!)
Stay true. I really enjoy you on the show. You're a very pleasant surprise and a breath of fresh air.
First, I don't see anything wrong with your smile. Why it bothers Ramona is beyond me. Well, Ramona needs to control the contortions with her eyes. That is really annoying. Second, there is nothing wrong with the rules you set for your family for together time.
It's nice to see the love between you and your hubby. I think I like you because you don't fall into the uppity rules that society often sets for us. You are yourself and you do what makes you happy. It's refreshing, your relationship with your husband. I also like that fact that you don't judge Aviva's dad so harshly. He is who he is and he's alive so let him live.
I really don't see why people call YOU the mean girl. You have told Ramona to her face that you two just dont mesh, but you are still willing to be nice and make conversation with her. She acts like a spoiled brat when you confront her on her behavior. I applaud you for acting like you have some morals. And at least YOU have a filter, she doesn't. I love how you and your husband took the time for yourselves. often we neglet that in our lives.
I love watching you! It's so refreshing to see an empowered, successful businesswoman. I love your confidence and sharp wit.
After seeing how Ramona behaved towards Carol's friend (in her own home!) and towards hostess Aviva, you were 100% right in not bringing her around your business associates! Way to correctly call that one!
Heather, Please stop saying HOLLA! It is so annoying. Nobody uses that term who is over 12. It is stupid. To be honest I am still on the fence about how I feel about you.
Heather - you seem to have a good handle on the situation as a whole and in dealing with each lady's personality, specifically. No doubt that's why you are a success in business and in your personal life. You are the "Grown Up" in all situations. Team Heather!
Heather you are my favorite and I'm glad you stand for something otherwise you'll fall for anything. Stay classy and strong.
I love how Carole and Aviva are now getting a hearty dose of what Ramona served you initially. What Ramona said to Carole jewelry designer friend Ranjana Khan was exactly why Heather didn't want Ramona her business trip. How would Ramona know if Ranjana bought her condo in that "up-and-coming" area simply to wait for the market to rise then sell. I mean is Ranjana Ramona's friend or Carole's.
One word to decribe George is - YUCK! However, I don't understand why you think he is misogynistic. I think he is far from that. Don't put your business before your hubby. No one needs to be calling or texting after 10pm, or even after 5pm for that matter. Shame on you for allowing that! Take from me, I've been married over 20 yrs, I know what I'm talking about. As for Ramona, good luck with that one. She's NEVER wrong!
Heather, I appreciate your intentional relationship with your husband. I am wondering, however, if you regret our seeing such an intimate discussion between the two of you. It was a private moment.
Ok Heather - you are the newbie, well one of the new gals and I must say, I am not sure about you yet. Right off the bat, what's up with the "Holla"....are you a sophisticated business woman or were you cast for Jersey Shore? Quit with the "Holla"....it's tacky and lame. Now on a positive note, I am so glad you see Ramona for ... she is - stop trying so hard to be her friend - tell her to F- - - OFF!! Your last confrontation she actually looked certifiable, but she won that battle. Seriously? Do you care what that hot mess thinks about you???? Pu-lease! Put her in her place. I can sense some attitude with you and I bet you don't take any sh-t from anyone. BTW - I bought my first Yummy Tummy shapewear.....love it. You are brilliant.
Would absolutely LOVE to see someone put Ramona in her well earned place. She's obnoxious and uncomfortable to watch. I look forward to watching next week's episode where someone who actually knows about marketing can shut both, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum(aka Ramina and Sonja) up about what they think they know!