digdig, I agree...I just posted along those lines...it's not enough to have a job, to be the person pushed around by others, you need to be the boss (in a good way :) Otherwise, she really could just make a living at the Brownstone, and then marry a guy who owns a business. Caroline is not unattractive, but she is on the stocky side, as is her husband, so it's not a surprise that Lauren is cutely plump. Was she cooking? How many of the RH's kids can cook?
People are 'as thick as thieves' because it's them against the law, in the case of thieves, or in the case of a family that's thick as thieves it's because they've been perhaps looked down upon because they didn't have money growing up, or even just the size of their family..and because they don't share their secrets with outsiders. The Italians have suffered great discrimination in this country. I didn't hear much talk about how the first president with a vowel at the end of his name was not an Italian, but I sure thought about it. Such discrimination makes people bond together, especially since family is absolutely so important.
MANY rich NJans host events, charities and all kinds of things. Check out Summit, Short Hills, Livingston, etc etc. They're not much different than RHofNYC. Many of those families have at least one parent working in NY. They want to be 'society.'
The Manzo family is another kind of NJ family. They are family, family, family. Especially with a place like the Brownstone.
I feel like this show needs subtitles, or those pop-ups that used to be on videos or whatever. lol. I dread a show about DC or Chicago. the one I might be interested in is LA. I'm getting so tired of women thinking they're 'real' when they are so fake, like the OC. Yes, they have a lot of money, but some of those houses shown in the OC, if they were in certain areas of NJ, with the land they have, and pools or tennis courts, would be worth 3 times as much. When they mention the cost of a house, as Jenna does, I figure out in my head what it would be worth here. her million dollar home would be 2 or 3 here, and even more if it was close to the beach.
I'd love LA because I like my fake to be real fake. Or maybe I meant I like my real to be fake real.
Edited by NJCarmelina, May 30, 2009 @ 10:01 PM.