Kristen: Ramona's Out of Touch with Reality
Kristen Taekman sounds off on Ramona Singer's responses about the Berkshires and her status with Mario.
Where do I begin? Being there and watching it all back is a very different experience. Seeing all of the girls' facial expressions was interesting where many times that I thought I was alone and feeling a certain way, I was happy to see that I was not the only one rolling my eyes! Ha!
Sonja is really getting the brunt of the this reunion so far. Many of you have called me a "bully" for voicing my opinion about Sonja. I LOVE Sonja, I do... She is extremely smart, successful, beautiful, witty, and I could go on and on. However she is straight up delusional about the state of her businesses and the number of people she claims she employs? It is none of my business, but when you talk about it on the show and then it comes up on the reunion, then you need to be held accountable for the facts. Like most of you, I am sure you want to know more about all these businesses, and new businesses, and businesses on top of the businesses... I know we all want the best for Sonja, and she is more than capable of promoting and marketing any business. But after you hear her continue to talk about these ventures and when you drill down and say, "Sonja, where can I go buy any one of these products? Where do they sell them? When is the official launch date?" You start to get a lot of mumbo jumbo for a response from her. Let’s just say we are all very excited to go the official launch of any one of these businesses, and I will be the first person to buy any one of her products the day they are available.
The interns... Calling them volunteers is very funny. It's wonderful that she has the team she has, and they all seem to love being part of Team Sonja. I am slowly learning that being a Housewife is a full time job.
Bookgate... Ugh, this went back and fourth. Andy finally just had to cut this topic off and move on. The whole thing is ridiculous. I think Aviva just needs to clear the air, regardless of the infamous "word on the street," and apologize to Carole for saying she had a ghost writer!
Aviva always barks out the most bizarre analogies. Always comparing having kids and pregnancies? So weird and confusing, and a majority of the time completely irrelevant. Carole said it best: "Not all Housewife fights are created equal."
Our Trips: Ramona is digging a deeper hole too! For her to imply that the only place people spend weekends and vacation is the Hamptons is ludicrous. It just goes to show you how far out of touch with reality she really is! Can’t she just except that not everyone enjoys the beach? To each their own. The Hamptons are wonderful, but not everyone wants to deal with the traffic and bumping into everyone you see all week in the city. The Hamptons can be very pretentious!
Throughout the whole season, during interviews, and even on the couch Ramona still refers to me as "she" or the "new girl." Excuse me, I have a name and and if you took two seconds to actually be genuine and try to get to know me, you probably would treat me differently.
Repelling... What happened? Well, I lost my sh--, we all know that. I wanted to prove to Heather that I could do it, I admit it.
Heather and I have come full circle, and I feel that we are stronger than ever after we hashed it all out on and off camera, and our friendship and love for each other has only gotten stronger.
LuAnn and Sonja: Deep down inside, you know that they love each other, but they have this disconnect. Lu has her gorgeous dress line on SHOPHQ, she sent us all an email and in support we all tweeted it out. That's what friends do, and to think that Sonja didn’t do that and blamed it on the fact that some homeless girl in Ireland is tweeting for her? Hmm...a little random? See, this is what I don’t understand, we are all very busy! Many of the girls have assistants, interns, kids, what have you. But no matter what, they all check in on their emails, calls, and texts. Take Heather as an example -- running a company, shooting the show, taking care of two kids -- yet she will ALWAYS get back to me within an hour, ALWAYS. Sonja has no excuses for that. She has all of those interns, what are they doing if they are not checking her email and letting her know whats going on? Hmm...The Men of NYC: You didn't get to see 100 percent of Josh's personality. The show is a small slice of a few minutes of a 168 hour week -- and unfortunately you got some bad moments, minus the context of our whole lives to complete the whole story. Josh is a great guy, a supportive hubby, and a wonderful dad. Josh and I have a strong foundation and a tight bond, and we are in it for the long haul. We are not going to let criticism from a TV show sway us, but it has actually helped us improve our communication and also recognize things we saw about ourselves that we would want to improve upon. #TEAMTAEKMAN
Ramona: I literally bit my tongue during this scene! I didn’t feel it was my place as the "rookie" to comment on Ramona's relationship, but Lu knows her much better and they have a history, so she felt it was her place. I was happy to hear Lu speak up, because someone had to. Ramona not saying a word about what went on behind the scenes in her marriage last summer was just plain old silly. Say something, anything! "We went through a rough patch, but we have worked through it." Something! It was in the papers, we all heard about it, so set the record straight. By not saying a thing, in my opinion, it looked and felt like she had a ton to hide.
The worst part was turning on Andy. Asking him about his sex life? He is not on the show, honey, YOU ARE! And BTW he is the BOSS.