I am unsure what happened to the beginning of the blog. WordPress seams to have eaten most of the first paragraph. I am feeling quite unwell, and this is the best I can do to fix it at the moment. Sorry for the mess.
There was some discussion about the tone of Carole’s blogs all season. She was literally offended by everything. She came for Jules as well. And also Dorinda, Carole Comes for Dorinda. As I went to pull that link, I noticed a trend. At first her target was Luann. She said reasoning with Luann is like trying to reason with a toddler. I have probably purple penned Carole more than anyone else on RHONY this season because she has been bitter and anger and mean on every episode and each blog has been meaner than the last.
Then last night we got this nice, happy, civilized well mannered Carole. Was it because Bethenny excused herself because she is too rich to enjoy gambling and was barely in any of the scenes this week? I think the only reason they didn’t leave the entire casino trip on the cutting room floor is because they needed a scene with Bethenny to put on the show. When Bethenny is not in the scene, Carole reverts back to the easy going Carole we all liked in season one. So I was dying to see how she would explain her radical personality change in this episode. So far nothing is up. I’ll keep checking.
The only two blogs that are up this week so far are Jules, who just recounts the events of the episode. She mentioned the potty trainer and understands the crap she is getting for it, but it worked and was money well spent from her point of view. She also hinted that she enjoys laughter and humor.
The other blog that is up is Luann’s she also just did a mini recap and basically gushes about Tom and how happy she is. I’d be doing the same thing if I had found my soul mate and we were traveling the world and enjoying each others company.
Sonja is fixated on Tom and while she says she’s not jealous, she keeps bringing up her past with him even though we are engaged. She says she’s happy for me, but her body language and facial expressions tell a different story. I know that it’s hard to watch someone move forward while being stuck in the past but Sonja has to realize that my relationship with Tom is very special and that he may not have been the marrying type before meeting me, but he is now! When you meet the right person, this is what happens.
Luann has Sonja (and Ramona) all figured out. She ends her blog with “kill them with kindness” and that has been her tactic all season. It’s a good look for Luann and it’s one of her best seasons ever.
I didn’t read Ramona’s blog last week, she is usually the last one to turn hers in. But I really want to address it now. Just remember this is from last week’s episode. She calls it Stop, Listen and Learn. I prefer Vanilla Ice’s version, “Stop, Collaborate and Listen!” I lyric I used many times with first graders. They loved it, and learned a new word. Moving on.
Ramona’s ENTIRE BLOG was about Luann. No mention of anything or anyone else at all.
After thinking and watching last night’s eposide, I can’t believe that Luann is in such denial. How can someone be that head strong just to find a man to get married at this stage of life…the second or third time around? I would think that from past experiences women would learn.
At what stage of life does it become a bad idea to marry someone who you love? Luann’s past relationships include a 16 year marriage and a long term relationship with Jacques that ended because he wanted to have children. In between there was a single life that she enjoyed to the fullest, dating lots of guys. I think her experience tells her that she prefers to be in a long term relationship, so she is getting married. Where is the denial you are accusing her of?
I am not preaching, because obviously I have had my own share of experiences, and all experiences are different. But that being said, if my friend knew what my fiancé was doing at the time I was engaged and I was told that he had close relations with friends of mine just weeks prior to my engagement, I would say OMG, this is a red flag!
You are preaching. You want Luann to have the same reaction to the situation you think you would have.
These are facts, not lies and not exaggerations, and yes, I thought that I should be able to tell Luann. But she doesn’t have the capibility to listen! She shut it down and turned it around.
The only facts you have is that you went to dinner with Tom once or twice. Why would that bother Luann? Sonja is a known liar and exaggerator. Her first language is Hyperbole. She’s untrustworthy. And she wants to make everything about her. I don’t know anything about Tom’s character, but I would believe him over Sonja every day of the week. She listened to you every time you brought the information to her in the snarkiest, most evil of fashions. You didn’t say, ” Luann, I am so happy you have found love, I do have some information that I feel I should share with you…” You cackled and said, “Oh that guy, he has a girlfriend he bought her jewelry from Christmas, I used to date him and Sonja sleeps with him on the regular. Really? You are in love with THAT Tom?” Even your daughter was embarrassed for you. She shut it down, because you won’t shut the fuck up about it! You need to listen to HER when she says she heard you the first ten times and is unbothered by the information. Then you need to shut up.
The fact that she completely took the conversation to mean that I was jealous? I mean, like really? Jealous? Not a word in my vocabulary! Really? What would I be jealous of? I have never had a problem meeting men. Since my early 20s I’ve been the date queen! Yes, that is what friends have called me.
Probably because you are acting like a jealous ex girlfriend of Tom’s and doing all you can to try to break them up. That’s just my guess.
But Luann always seems so desperate for the attention, for the support, for the reassurance that a man is interested in her. So maybe that is why she chooses not to listen and learn about what Tom has been up to? She cut me off and cut me down to the point that truly I am not interested again in telling her like it is. I guess she will find out herself…
I wish it were true that you are not interested in “telling her like it is.” I’m sure Luann would really appreciate you stopping trying to make everything about you as you beg for attention and camera time.
Clearly, Ramona doesn’t have a ghostwriter.
I’ll keep checking for Carole…