Heather Thomson

Heather wonders about the reasoning behind Ramona's apology.

on Jun 18, 20120

While I believe that Ramona tried to be of help to Sonja by taking time to meet her in her office and  lending her expertise to a friend when she didn't really want to be there, I was more interested in first understanding the business Sonja was looking to build and getting that sorted out with the hope that Sonja would walk away from our initial meeting energized and excited. I may have sounded a little pompous in my talking head, but it's totally the opposite. I was actually eager because I genuinely understood Sonja's vision and know I could help her see it through. It's going to take a lot more than three hours a day, but as much work as it will be, it will be fulfilling to see her succeed with it! Sonja has a great concept and vision for what she wants to accomplish and now she just has to roll up her sleeves and go for it! She can be the next Martha Stewart. She just has to believe it!

At Ranjana Khan's party (celebrating the launch of her new jewelry collection for The Limited), all the ladies look stunning. It was a beautiful party and Ramona looked especially glamorous. For the record, I do not hold anything "against" Ramona, it's not that deep for me. I just can't find that natural "groove" with Ramona. It just doesn't come easy for us and I have had trouble connecting with her. If it happens, it happens but until then, we share mutual friends and I have no reason to remain anything less than polite and gracious. Maybe, if my first encounters with Ramona were more like Carole's I would feel differently, but Ramona seemed to be competitive with me from jump. I am not interested in any games, although she seems to have me targeted as such. Further to that, I was never "mad" at Ramona for "telling me I talked to much." Other than stirring the pot, I have no idea why Aviva said that. Ramona and I had our exchange about it, I articulated that I felt strange that Mario and Ramona would choose to enlighten me with their "constructive criticism" upon first acquaintances, and that is that.

20 comments
enz
enz

YOU GO GAL, TEAM HEATHER. ramona is VILE.

 

kali_hwfan
kali_hwfan

I do think you should have invited her, just because you invited everyone on the cast except her, which isn't the same thing as not inviting her on a regular business trip or with your close friends. And as a viewer - yes you should have invited her! It would make for more interesting filming and those cutaway shots to the hw left at home on trips are always boring

jennifer.vanelli
jennifer.vanelli

I personally like you on the show. It is not written that "everyone" should be invited just because you are in the same circles or on the same show. Ramona was acting as if she was a child. Comments she made, a 10 year old would make because she was left out at a birthday party....Ramona grow up. You were civil and nice everytime you saw Ramona. However if you do not get along with someone, you should not be expected to invite them on a trip with you. It's about time Ramona realizes there are consequences to her words/actions. She says things and expects people to just accept it. It wasn't rude not inviting Ramona, it was HONEST! Inviting her would have been fake.

wolfet
wolfet

I would not invite Ramona, I honestly do not think her apology was real.  I honestly think she did it to go to London.  Ramona is not a true friend, she gets jealous very easily... I don't know what the other viewers are watching but maybe I am missing something..  I would keep my distance from Ramona her intentions are not good or geniune.. 

T.OKrsa
T.OKrsa

You act like one of those mean girls from high school. You are very narcisstic, petty and make everything all about you. Ramona was coming from a good place when she said you talk too much. You do talk too much, your fellow housewives think the same thing but would rather talk about you behind your back instead of reaching out and helping a person grow. That was all Ramona was doing, she freely admits she  talks too much, she gave you that, but you couldn't, wouldn't acknowledge she just might be right. And she was, shut the heck up, breath and listen, you are not near as interesting as you think you are.  She is very blunt but she wasn't mean or trying to put you down. You chose to be juvenile about it and right then and there decide you would ride that 30 seconds of conversation and beat it like a dead horse. Ramona is funny, she works hard, she plays hard, she loves her family and friends and truly did not mean you any harm. But you had to make it more than it was. And you are so determined to be top dog and head cheerleader you found it necessary to hurt a co-worker by bulllying and belittling someone behind her back with the added glee of knowing she would find out about it and be hurt.even more. And your business...? It's not about making women feel better about themselves, its about sucking, tucking and strapping women down into uncomfortable GIRDLES all in the vain belief than a woman should be judged by the way she looked and self esteem and comfort be d@mnned! You are much more impressed without yourself than what I see you presenting on my TV screen. Grow up. 

bromo
bromo

Yes, of course you should have invited Ramona. That was quite rude.

rnydaygrl
rnydaygrl

You are a welcome addition to a show that was losing appeal

diana.nicolay
diana.nicolay

I really like you on the show. You are very smart and beautiful woman! I don't think you talk too much at all, nor do you interrupt. You are very down to earth. I look forward to seeing more of you and your beautiful family!! xoxox     

laura.s.green
laura.s.green

I think you were wrong to exclude Ramona. Personally I don't care for Ramona, but not inviting her was rude. I also find you so annoying with that fake smile and come on, who says holla. It does seem like all you want to do is promote your product.

penneyone
penneyone

Very mean, that you did not invite Ramona. She is a very popular cast member and you are new. Think about that.

SandraLynn
SandraLynn

I definitely WOULD NOT invite Ramona.  I personally would never choose to spend time with a person who acts like Ramona.  You have a great personality. Dont listen to the haters.

 

RealmanzDontCry
RealmanzDontCry

Seriously, stop with the fake smile.  You look like poor Kelly

grossz1
grossz1

Well, considering you are a group of women on a t.v. show, as a group -- i think If i were Ramona I too would feel a little peeved or taken back, not being invited. Nevertheless, aside from Ramona's constant mention of your "talking too much" I think what it really boils down to is she is somewhat threatened by your accomplishments in the business world. Competition maybe? You're younger, vibrant, and obviously doin' something right, eh?  There is no doubt you two women are success self-made women. I think this may be getting to Ramona, just a tad. Her facial expressions kind of give her away. Anyway, back to the London thing -- Nope, if you didn't feel like inviting her, than don't. 

misticjcbaby
misticjcbaby

It was very childish and rude not to invite Ramona especially when you knew the cameras would be following you.... Its obvious that all you want to do is promote your business and maybe you didn't want the competition from Ramona.... you are new to the group why start with drama

dice
dice

You are my favorite!! I don't know what people are talking about, you don't talk over people...Ramona interrupted you at your office when you were talking about your son and started babbling that strange story that she thought her daughter was dead when she was born?!? How bizarre!  Seriously don't change, you and your husband are the most normal and down to earth couple on the show ;-)

JMRN
JMRN

It was quite rude of you NOT to invite Ramona - I mean do you really need to ask that question? You invite ALL the ladies, except Ramona - come on. If you were as gracious as you say you are, you would have extended an invitation to her. And, Dear Lord, how old are you - who the hell says "holla" as an part of their introductory line AND in conversations. Sorry, Heather, so not feeling you at all.

Barbarajean
Barbarajean

Please don't invite Ramona to London.  She always needs to have her nose into everything. I find it pitiiful that she reprimands Sonja for going. Just who does she think she is?  She is rude, crude and socially unacceptable and you would be best to stay clear of her.

laura.r.rodgers
laura.r.rodgers

I have watched RHOYC from the beginning.  I was glad for the new housewives to join the cast, but so far I am extremely disappointed in the casting of you.  I have a hard time watching you because you never allow anyone to speak.  It drives me crazy when I am talking and someone tries to "one up" me.  That means if I am talking about something, then the exact same thing happened to you.  I know that if you just stop talking over people and actually listen for once, maybe you will learn something from others.  Ramona is trying, but you are not.  You have a fake smile and act like sugar sweet to her face, all the while talking about her behind her back.  Ramona is a straight shooter who doesn't say anything to anyone, that she wouldn't say to your face.  Take notes and be honest with people, you might stick around for another season.

im_super_cool
im_super_cool

 @jennifer.vanelli completely agree with you jennifer! i dont think Heather should have invited anyone she didnt want to invite. it was her trip,and shes a grown woman.

so what she didnt invite the entire class to her birthday party,not everyone has to like everyone lol

enz
enz

 @T.OKrsa Ramona can make her point without being rude.