Friday, October 7, 2011

Reality T.V. may finally be losing steam

After over a decade of bad singers and bug eating and sex and freakish families, reality television is disappearing from the line-up

This fall's ratings show a promising trend: scripted television. Only two reality shows managed to break into the top 20 rated primetime shows last week, Dancing With the Stars and The X Factor. The rest of the slots were filled with actors, plots, scripts, and made-up stories, as well as a few football games. Welcome back, writers, it's been too long.

http://www.zap2it.com/zap-weekly-ratings,0,2436061.htmlstory

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Tucker's Mom said...

Welcome back writers and actors! Wednesday night, I was making sure my dvr was set for everything I wanted to see and I had no room for Harry's Law, so we watched that and recorded other shows to view later. This has never happened.
This is a great year and well, the past couple of years have seen a resurgence of really, really high quality TV.
Goodbye freaks, hello Gleeks!

Sport said...

Reality TV: Football!

I do actually watch 'reality tv' (I think.)
'Deadliest Catch.' Addicted to it, love the people, the harrowing job they perform and the drama.

No use for the other so-called reality crap.

Paula said...

Now if we can just rid television of "Toddlers and Tiaras" and "Dance Moms"!!

Mimi to 3 said...

I agree with Tucker's Mom -- Goodbye freaks. TLC and even some others have become nothing but freak shows. I'm one of those who didn't watch any other reality TV than J&K, I just never could get into it because from the beginning I realized it was anything BUT reality. The shame of it all is when children are drug into their parents wish to become rich and famous, to be catered to.

Good bye and good riddance.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Serious question - what do you all do during the commercial breaks? I can't sit through them! They drive me away from network TV. At least 1/2 seem to be about food so I want to get up and get something to eat so I end up eating too much. I hate getting up every few minutes. (grumble, grumble)

I have Direct TV and their Audience Network has some excellent dramas, "Damages" and "Brotherhood" to name a couple and the commercials come at the beginning and the end so there are 45 minutes of excellence with no interruptions. PBS, the same thing.

Other than that I'm on my computer or reading books.

Westcoaster said...

We record most everything we watch, and thus avoid most commercials by watching the recorded shows. It helps to be a day or so behind most evenings :).

Tucker's Mom said...

Good day all!busy day doing surprise stuff! Can't elaborate but havin kidfun! Will chek in when I can.Miss u all(twitter still giving fits) 24 minutes ago
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Kate, grow up! This stupid teasing is so egomaniacal. Personally, I don't give a crap (which goes without saying), but this sounds eerily like Kate's lines of BS when she was filming.
Please... no Halloween special. But if there is, please God, let the kids enjoy the corn maze for more than 20 minutes.

Knows Quality said...

I've been sucked into the new ABC drama, "Revenge", this year - a modern day twist on "The Count of Monte Cristo."

And we record all of our shows, so we can watch them later and "zap" through the commercials. We're always a day behind on the shows - so tonight, I'll be watching what we recorded last night...We've found that we save a lot of time by zapping through the commercials!

It IS good to see non-reality shows making a comeback....there was only so much "Freak Show" that we could tolerate, I think....

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

THANK GOD reality t.v. is losing steam!

Amen & hallelujah.

Watching talentless egomaniacs, and child exploitation is not my idea of entertainment.

Bravo.

Keep improving.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Westcoaster said...

We record most everything we watch, and thus avoid most commercials by watching the recorded shows. It helps to be a day or so behind most evenings :).
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I take it there's a monthly fee for a DVR or whatever you use?

I'm on a limited budget so I haven't considered that. Oh well.

Westcoaster said...

We have a subscription to DISH network, which is our provider, big improvement over cable tv, so yes, there is a monthly fee for all this, but we would not be getting much of anything if we were not paying at all.

As for Twitter giving the Twitidiot fits, oh boo hoo- I think that this is K8speak for not playing with her tweeties all day, just another excuse. Look, if you're too busy for it, good for you, either say it or just come and go when you can - she is just layer upon layer of childish and teasing nonsense.

Dwindle said...

I have been hoping for this since I watched one of the first episodes of "Survivor" and wondered WTH? I figured it was a phase and America would grow out of it. Boy, it's been a long wait.

I would LOVE to see a serious expose' about American Idol and their shoddy promotional practices. They PAID news people across the board to promote the show every week as a news event, thus making you think it was a huge national event that you were mission out on.

I guess we can thank Katie for one thing: This Gosselin crap has turned out so badly, that folks have begun to realize they are patronizing horrible people who belong in a hospital, not promoting their mental illnesses on TV for cash.

Tucker's Mom said...

From Kate's Twitter:
EmeraldCityJazz Free the Gosselin 8
RT @sweetaniehi @Kateplusmy8 "R UR kids upset when U say negative things about their father? I do when my mom says neg things about my dad"
2 minutes ago
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C'mon Kate, answer this one.
We all know she won't because she's a master at ducking and weaving. This tweet hits way too close to home for Kate to address with her "truthiness".
The closest Kate ever came to being called out for her Jon-bashing was Anderson Cooper giving her a WTF? look when she threw Jon under the bus with her "wait by the phone for kids to call and ask to come home" comment. Which of course, was rich seeing as how she flitted off to Mexico with her gal Friday right after.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Tucker's Mom said... This tweet hits way too close to home for Kate to address with her "truthiness".
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"This user does not exist"

That pretty much means it was someone (probably one of the non fans) who tweeted that. I don't take those hit-and-run type tweeters seriously.

The question is legitimate and so it your point but of course Kate's not going to address it.

Mimi to 3 said...

Watch out everyone. Kate's tweet about the 'surprise' could just be that TLC is filming a 'special' of the twins birthday. It would not surprise me AT ALL that TLC would do this. I don't think we are rid of Kate for a minute. She is the proverbial bad apple that just keeps turning up or maybe the Eveready bunny that just keeps going. Either way, for some unknown sick reason, she is likely not done yet. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.

Hoosier Girl said...

Mimi to 3 said...
Watch out everyone. Kate's tweet about the 'surprise' could just be that TLC is filming a 'special' of the twins birthday. It would not surprise me AT ALL that TLC would do this. I don't think we are rid of Kate for a minute. She is the proverbial bad apple that just keeps turning up or maybe the Eveready bunny that just keeps going. Either way, for some unknown sick reason, she is likely not done yet. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.
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Someone tweeted earlier today something like
'just saw you at airport you're beautiful' ... looked like the tweeter was in Denver ??

Maybe she took the twins on a trip? Maybe it wasn't even her? I can't keep up .. :)

Sport said...

K8 Kids.
MY kids page.
Come see what MY kids did for ME.

PLEASE MAKE IT STOP.

Tucker's Mom said...

I'll be very surprised if TLC is filming again. Jon was absolutely adamant that it's over. Dunno... they are still under contract, so.. could happen?

Grammy of nine said...

Exactly, come see what MY kids did for ME! Kate's mantra, right down to her bank account. The bottom line is we wouldn't even know her name if she had not purposefully given birth to 8 kids on 2 different dates. I'm sick of all of it. Best wishes to all here, but I'm over the twists and spins forever. Too many problems within my own family to even give the Gosselin bunch another thought. Namely, I have a close family member with inoperable cancer. Much bigger issue than a family I don't even know who live a charmed life in PA.

Mimi to 3 said...

Yeah, you're right about Jon, I had forgotten his stance on them filming. But if she is under contract until Feb. they could be exercising their rights?? Who knows with Kate. She has no qualms about exploiting those kids and calling it 'love'.

Stick a fork in her said...

Tucker's Mom said...

I'll be very surprised if TLC is filming again. Jon was absolutely adamant that it's over. Dunno... they are still under contract, so.. could happen?

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I doubt TLC is doing anything with Kate now. Kate's saying it was a 'surprise' was just to taunt her tweeties - something they fall for every time. It's classic Narcissistic behavior. Per Kate in a tweet a week or so ago, their contract is done.

Anonymous said...

Testing Testing Looking for Jude, my friend

Teresa

Teresa said...

At last, finally went through! What a friggin week!

Bonnie's mom said...

I think her "surprise" was her "kids page"

Marie said...

hey jude said...

Marie, you can sew and drink wine- good on ya! I don't like the box -o-wine, either.It is only for mediocre wine drinkers, like Kate. Eh, are you a Canuck?
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Nope I'm not a Canuck! Haha. I'm just been around that particular phrase a lot.

Box-o-wine just shouldn't exist. But if it didn't what else would Kate drink?

Kate's is lazy. Plain and simple. She didn't go with the boys' on their special day, that bugged me. And she didn't participate in the girls' day but she went. Something wrong with that!

Oh say it so! Please, please, please let reality TV die! And I'd pay to see Toddlers and Tiaras go away!

Call Me Crazy said...

Grammy of nine. I am so sorry to hear about your family member with inoperable cancer. I wish you strength through this difficult time.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Yeah, you're right about Jon, I had forgotten his stance on them filming. But if she is under contract until Feb. they could be exercising their rights?? Who knows with Kate. She has no qualms about exploiting those kids and calling it 'love'.

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Kate tweeted that it is a rumor that she is under contract until February:

Question:
» MiloandJack Fired Up 4 Kate
@Kateplusmy8 Can U comment on whether U r under contract w/TLC til Feb. 2012? That seems 2 b latest internet rumor.

Answer:
»@Kateplusmy8
Kate Gosselin @MiloandJack yes I can comment and that info is NOT true.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't put it past her to post a video of the twin's birthday party on her website.

bm

The Cat's Meow said...

"I wouldn't put it past her to post a video of the twin's birthday party on her website."

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These kids are never going to have any privacy. She has a drawing up that Collin made of a dog, and a poem (although I wouldn't call it that) Mady wrote. It's not going to end. At least there aren't cameras shoved into their faces, following them around making them do take after take after take.
She really is some piece of work, isn't she?

kate can't do sh** said...

There is story/photo on ROL about Dina Lohan and Lindsay. What I found rather interesting was how much Kate resembles Dina. Even the gaunt arms with drapey skin in the corners. Kate's arms now look like that. Picture Kate and Hannah in that photo in about 13 years.....Dina Logan and Kate do seem to have some similarities don't you think?

Jane said...

apologies if posted. still dealing w/ broken elbow and sprained other arm. hard to scroll.

regarding denver sighting:
sarahMankini Sarah Mancini
@
@Kateliesalot yes it was her the two older twins and steve

Marie said...

Where does she get off putting out personal information about her kids? Names and what they've done, what they wrote?! I'm sorry but I was once 11 and at that age anything you write you might not want posted for the world to see!

I keep thinking if the situation were reversed and Jon had custody and was doing even HALF of what Kate had gotten away with, would there not be a massive outcry here?

I hope she got Mady's consent to share, if not, what does that say about her confidence as a mother to her kids? Nothing that's what.

Always Skeptical said...

Jane said...

apologies if posted. still dealing w/ broken elbow and sprained other arm. hard to scroll.

regarding denver sighting:
sarahMankini Sarah Mancini
@
@Kateliesalot yes it was her the two older twins and steve
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Thanks for this tweet.

I just searched again and this time I did see a flight from Philadelphia to Denver arriving at 8:20. Don't know how I could have missed it before.

So it looks like Kate's doing something special just for the twins.

Tucker's Mom said...

There are a handful of very talented mommy bloggers and although they can be funny, touching and downright cheeky, I do sometimes question using children for fodder.
One such blogger is Amalah (Amy). She is such a talented writer, but here's the thing... she's genuine, self- deprecating and most of all relatable.
Kate seems to on one hand want to be a mommy blogger, on the other hand, she seems to fancy herself an expert on grooming, fitness, cooking and pet ownership. She fits none of those. But if she would for one moment, have a sense of humor, be forgiving, be.... human.

Teresa said...

Are we going to hear wedding bells now? I predict we will in 2012. Wonder if she will drop the last name Gosselin and take Purseboy/top advisor name...hmmmm....Katie Krieder-Nields. Has a certain ring to it.

Hellooooooooo Jude! oxox Had major problems signing in last week. I could read comments but couldn't answer. Thanks for the APB and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Hoosier Girl said...

Jane said...
apologies if posted. still dealing w/ broken elbow and sprained other arm. hard to scroll.

regarding denver sighting:
sarahMankini Sarah Mancini
@
@Kateliesalot yes it was her the two older twins and steve
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Probably on her way to LA to get the twins an agent for their birthday. LOL

I find the whole Steve thing weird if there isn't something going on between them. Even if she is "employing" him now, she can't possibly pay him what TLC was paying him. And why would she waste money taking him along on a birthday trip with the twins? Weird.

Thought The Gig (olo) Was Up! said...

@Kateliesalot yes it was her the two older twins and steve

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So Kate needs protection (if that's what she is calling it!) even now that her run with TLC is over? Who pays him - and how much? Must be nice to be paid to go on vacation, get a free trip out of it, as well as, well...

Westcoaster said...

And won't that be such a special birthday treat - a weekend alone with Mom? Oh wait, the security/bodyguard/bf/new daddy is joining us too? No surprise there. But who's paying for this? Mommy is so broke w/out TLC. Maybe all the crew/our just like a family guys AND those cool cupcake ladies took up a collection.

What, no paps at the airport?

Midnight Madness said...

I thought that Kate was on the verge of going to the soup kitchen because she's so poor -- freaking out over being unemployed. Her fans want to do things for her, gift-wise, because it's so incredibly hard to support eight kids all alone and without a job. Where is the money coming from for the birthday surprise trip? Certainly not from Jon - his money only covers lunches.

Wouldn't you feel like a fool if you were a fan and had sent her a gift card, or iPad? It smacks of the love-offering scam during her purchase of the new home!

wayward said...

I hope the exploitive end of this fad is nearing an end. I think people are finally starting to realize most of reality tv is crap. "The Batchelor" and "The Batchelorette".... only one couple has actually gotten married, right? I know people who used to follow the show religiously then bagged it because there's never a happily ever after. The couple is usually broken up by the time the show airs.

America let TLC know with their remotes how they felt about watching Kate get paid to go on all expenses-paid trips and behave like a jackass. They tuned out in droves. Shows like Pawnstars and American Pickers are getting huge ratings and cost almost nothing to produce. We still like reality tv but it seems as if we're saying we want to learn something (hear that TLC??) not watch disgusting freaks. We want to watch an unusual job or profession. We're tired of real families being ripped apart because of false stardom and a little cash in their hands. We're saddened when reading about the suicides and attempted suicides of reality show participants. It's disturbing to watch someone like Kate create a rapper's blingy lifestyle for herself with no long term & steady income to sustain it. These reality show producers were soooo quick to snap up people willing to be on these shows and gave no thought to what happens after they throw them away. Sadly, just as it takes several fatal car crashes for a light to be installed at a dangerous intersection, there have been enough hardships, deaths and tragedies as a result of reality shows to cause a real shift in the content.

hey jude said...

Grammy of 9-
Sorry to hear about your family members' illness.Hope you can find strength in being with those you love at this difficult time.Wishing you hope for better days ahead and peace.

Teresa, my long lost friend! So good to hear from you, was your computer playing tricks, too? I had to play with mine for over a week, 3 different browsers! one works...Crazy.Hope you have a great thanks-giving, any plans? My daughters from Minot and Alberta are here and one lives here, and my sweetest grandkids!!!!

Marie, That toddlers show is creepy and so is that Dance Mom one, those producers should be shot. Anderson Cooper has a shitzu puppy on his show, and other pets. Oh, that dog is so cute and he's not yappy.

Hoosier Girl said...

She most likely grifted this trip from someone. I can't see her paying 'her' money for it. Didn't she tell all the sheep in her first tweets that she'd love to go all the places they were suggesting, but she didn't have the money to do trips without TLC? ... The woman is a pathological liar.

hey jude said...

Teresa,
Maybe Kate and Steve are getting married and the twins get to stand up for them as their birthday present? ohhh, my bad.

Out To Lunch said...

Does anyone know if the "other" blog is closing up shop? There are only 21 TOTAL posts on five threads within the last three days. Something seems very strange about that - they used to run free discussion threads every two weeks because of the large number of posts.

wayward said...

Thought The Gig (olo) Was Up! said... @Kateliesalot yes it was her the two older twins and steve

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So Kate needs protection (if that's what she is calling it!) even now that her run with TLC is over? Who pays him - and how much? Must be nice to be paid to go on vacation, get a free trip out of it, as well as, well...
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Yes Kate does need protection. She needs protection from Joe Traveler in the airport who says "Hey, Deb... isn't that whatshername from that show with all them kids, shoot.. what's that show called?..." click. She needs Purseboy to demand Joey T. delete the photo Joe was never going to do anything with and that no magazine or tabloid would pay a nickle for. She needs to have that feeling of relevancy and stahdom as her paid lackey makes illegal demands of US citizens in A PUBLIC PLACE. She seems to be unwilling to function in society like regular folks and most REAL celebrities. In her mind, her magical uterus has elevated her to a level of superiority which demands she must have a babysitter/handler/photo deleter.

Carezee said...

I have two things I'd like to add to our discussion.

First one is about the cupcakes. Did she take pictures of the cupcakes? If the cupcake people were kind enough to overnight them you would think you would take a picture of them. I always take pictures of the cakes and cupcakes I make for my family and friends. Plus if you want to put a plug in for the cupcake people I would think you would be sure to take a picture.
Second, now that we know that Shoka can pull sticks out of things, perhaps he can take the one out of Kate's ass.

hey jude said...

Jane,
None of my beeswax, but how did you end up with a broken elbow and sprained arm? Sounds very painful, I couldn't type if I was you! Hope you heal quickly anyway.

hey jude said...

Admin.
Are you going to stick a fork through Kate sometime soon, in the picture, I mean. Could you put it in her butt, please? or where her heart should be.......

Hoosier Girl said...

Carezee said...

Second, now that we know that Shoka can pull sticks out of things, perhaps he can take the one out of Kate's ass.
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LMAO! And yes, a picture of those cupcakes on her website with a shout out (free publicity for the cupcake gals) would have been a nice thing to do ... if it actually happened ... I have my doubts.

Downeaster Alexa said...

"She seems to be unwilling to function in society like regular folks and most REAL celebrities. In her mind, her magical uterus has elevated her to a level of superiority which demands she must have a babysitter/handler/photo deleter."

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Or could it be that she's just too dumb to make her own travel arrangements and she'd have no idea what to do in the event a connecting flight was delayed, re-routed, or whatever? Does she know how to get through security by herself, or how to print out a plane ticket online? Does she know how to rent a car, or call for a limo? Does she know how to check in and out of a hotel? I would think that Steve does all of that for her, and has been doing it for a long time.

hey jude said...

Carezee,
Shoka probably would like to take the stick out of Kate's ass, but she knows that would be her ticket out of the McMansion.She's actually staying there for the kids, unlike their mother.

I am sure Kate did not take any pictures of the cup-cakes, because she lied about it all. Normal people would thank someone for a treat like that, but we know Kate doesn't thank anyone or be grateful for anything either. Grifters never quit, I guess and now off on a holiday after saying she was broke and taking freebies from tweeties.

Teresa said...

Second, now that we know that Shoka can pull sticks out of things, perhaps he can take the one out of Kate's ass.
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LOL Best laugh of the day!
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Jude
Have a wonderful time with your daughters' and grandkids. Save a piece of pumpkin pie for me and Dwindle will ya. xoxoxoxo

TLC ship is sinking said...

Warmth Of The Sun said...Kate tweeted that it is a rumor that she is under contract until February:

Question:
» MiloandJack Fired Up 4 Kate
@Kateplusmy8 Can U comment on whether U r under contract w/TLC til Feb. 2012? That seems 2 b latest internet rumor.

Answer:
»@Kateplusmy8
Kate Gosselin @MiloandJack yes I can comment and that info is NOT true.

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Kate only addressed if she is under contract until February. Perhaps the kids have a separate contract that expires in Feb. 2012, as was previously discussed on this blog (based on information directly from Ellen or Jon).

http://www.realitytvkids.com/2010/10/public-plea-for-help-from-jon.html

Anonymous said...

Probably on her way to LA to get the twins an agent for their birthday. LOL

I find the whole Steve thing weird if there isn't something going on between them. Even if she is "employing" him now, she can't possibly pay him what TLC was paying him. And why would she waste money taking him along on a birthday trip with the twins? Weird.
October 7, 2011 2:58 PM

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Why you say? Because that woman knows that she is hated! I have a neighbor exactly like her and she was deathly afraid to go into a store without her hubby/bodyguard because of how much people were out for her. Sad, but true.

chefsummer said...

So what hotel room was Steve staying in exactly???

And who is with the 6 others???. I mean since Jon is working.

tate said...

I also think it is so odd that Steve is on this trip with her. It is like he is her substitute husband. Think how many celebrities run all over the place without "protection". Is she truly aware of how hated she is and that someone will confront her and she is afraid to travel without him? It just really looks ridiculous, unless they are in a relationship. How many hotel rooms do they get? I'm sure that somehow this trip is another freebie that she is taking full advantage of.

Jane said...

hey jude said...
Jane,
None of my beeswax, but how did you end up with a broken elbow and sprained arm? Sounds very painful, I couldn't type if I was you! Hope you heal quickly anyway.

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best friend named jude!

was trying to be healthy. bought a treadmill. caught foot on side and fell hard. broke toe, bruised hip, etc etc. so much for good health lol

Westcoaster said...

But a freebie from where is the question? This one will involve airfares, hotels, entertainment, meals - she works for no one at the moment. Perhaps, gasp, she really does use a personal credit card for things, but that still begs the question of Steve and his salary. Aw, maybe it's his b-day present to the twins.

Marie said...

hey jude said...

Marie, That toddlers show is creepy and so is that Dance Mom one, those producers should be shot. Anderson Cooper has a shitzu puppy on his show, and other pets. Oh, that dog is so cute and he's not yappy.
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Oh please! Don't get me started! Toddlers and Dance are ridiculous! What's the f'n point?! Lazy moms who want their kids to have their dreams to the moms can get money! And Kate is talking blood money...hmmm.

About Shih Tzu, I have one myself and no it's not yappy either. I rescued the dog from an awful life. It went from breeder to a couple who wanted the baby more than the dog, so the dog went to the pound, then another person got him, then decided not to keep him, so he threw the dog out at Christmas! Then my friend took the dog as a playmate for her other dog, then decided since the dog needed more attention to give him away because she couldn't be bothered.

Some people just shouldn't have pets. Kate is one of them. I love my little Shih Tzu, the only home he's had proudly for 4 years now. Yet each Christmas he gets worried when the tree goes up. They are great dogs if you treat them right.

When She Played Her Charade said...

And who is with the 6 others???. I mean since Jon is working.

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The nanny.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I think that nanny carries the connotation of a stable person in a child's life. given the way Kate "goes through" people, I think babysitter is a better description (I KNOW they are not babies).

hey jude said...

Jane, OMG that's even worse.Perhaps you should take up power walking to get healthy.Guess you won't need a costume this year to hand out treats,eh? snark...Hope you feel better soon!

Teresa, I will try and save some pie for you and dwindle, but pumpkin is my dh's favourite, so no promises.I have lots of perogies and beet pickles or cabbage rolls along with my turkey, if you like them. Come on over, anyone who has no place to go , we have lots of food and noise!

Maybe Steve is paying this w/e? ,for the pizza only though...His work is to stop everyone from killing Kate or taking her picture, which is against the law....there's a long line.

hey jude said...

Marie, your dog sounds precious, think we will get one.They're so cute, my friend's dog smiles at her, it is so funny, you would think she was a human.

I always like to get rescue dogs, but have only seen a cross bichon/shih tzu. sp? once, and it was 9 yrs. old and not too limber, lame from arthritis?,not sure.

Barb In Nebraska said...

So we are pretty sure they are in Denver? What is fun for 11 year olds to do in Denver?

TLC ship is sinking said...

Carezee said...Did she take pictures of the cupcakes? If the cupcake people were kind enough to overnight them you would think you would take a picture of them.
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Just like she took pictures of those Easter baskets she supposedly made for the kids?

I recall Kate tweeting her excuse is that she doesn't have a good camera to take photos. Just has her ["mediocre"] iphone camera. (She has posted some photos on twitter since then.)

Isn't that one of the reasons some people choose an iphone? Because they can instantly post photos onto twitter, facebook, etc?

Kate sure knows how to make an iphone seem "mediocre".

chefsummer said...

I agree the Nanny I also remeber in one interview. Kate said she told her nanny "I wish I could be you I really do".

I was thinking "Um no one is stopping you but you" and how about this title for

Steve"australian gigolo"--LAMO

Marie said...

They are great dogs. Mine is very quiet, very lovable, they are great with cats and kids if you have any. Mine likes to run around and chase his tail when I come in from classes. Even likes to go get the mail with me that's his favorite.

I recently saw a beagle chihuahua mix was just adorable!

I had a German Shepard growing up...well okay the vet said she was 1/3 wolf. But a great dog. Unlike Kate our dog was inside, lived for 15 years. I happen to think dogs live longer if they are around people instead of isolated.

Why, why is Kate going to Denver for the twins' birthday? Whatever happened to a simple birthday party with a few friends or a weekend sleep over? No she has to top everyone else.

fade2black said...

Hey Jude, please don't give up on finding a rescue shih tzu. It took about 4 months of diligent searching, but I found mine at the Humane Society when he was 2 yrs old. He's been my little (non-yappy) heart dog for 7 yrs now. I've read that 20% of shelter dogs are purebred...there are also many, many breed-specific rescue organizations. Good luck!

Don't shop, adopt!

fade2black said...

Do we know that Kate and mini-crew stayed in Denver? I've changed planes many times in Denver en route to somewhere else. You know she'll let the details drop eventually, a special birthday trip for her girls is more proof that she is not mediocre and she is not going to pass up a chance to let us all know how special she is.

Thunder Down Under said...

Steve"australian gigolo"--LAMO

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I believe that Steve is from New Zealand.

Marie said...

Wait a minute. If Kate took the twins for the weekend wherever, then that means Jon gets to miss the girls birthday entirely. How rude! What I wouldn't give for Jon to take the girls away from a weekend and have Kate bitch and moan about it, Jon won't, she would.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Here's another piece of the puzzle in the Clue game. Underwalt went to the Maryland cupcake shop and they told him that nobody from either shop overnighted cupcakes to Kate's home, Kate's UPS address, Kate's school, Kate's neighbors, Kate's friends.

And yet, here are here tweets:

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
Thank you Sophie and Katherine @GeorgetownCupcakeYou're the icing on the cupcake! Made 2 girls day-- and their moms day 2!!
5 Oct


Kate Gosselin
Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
.. What did I bring instead of the bday brownies?? My friends at @georgetowncupcakesovernighted 5 dozen cupcakes! Oh how excited C&M were!

Just curious said...

Wonder if Kate's taken the kids to Denver and then is going to surprise them and fly to Texas for tomorrow's Taylor Swift concert in Dallas?

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Warmth Of The Sun, it's just that Kate didn't tweet to the twitter account for Georgetown Cupcake, so people are wondering if she did that on purpose. The twitter account is @GTownCupcake

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Warmth Of The Sun, it's just that Kate didn't tweet to the twitter account for Georgetown Cupcake, so people are wondering if she did that on purpose. The twitter account is @GTownCupcake

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I saw that. There are no tweets to them. She tweeted so that her tweeties would see it, but didn't actually tweet a thank you to the two women - the tweet address was incorrect.
I don't know who or what I believe - Walt, Kate, or neither one of them.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

The twitter account is @GTownCupcake

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Did you also notice that she calls it @GeorgetowncupcakeS at one place, and drops the "s" on other other tweet? Did she know that neither one was the correct twitter account?

Teresa said...

Jude

I'll take a leg and 2 cabbage rolls and a Blue light beer please. Thank you very much.

fidosmommy said...

Remember that the Gosselins left the GTown Cupcake shop with tons of cupcakes, and Kate defended the greed by saying "and they gave us 5 dozen more besides!"? Those could be the cupcakes that were overnighted to PA months ago so small cakes would not have to be in a plane, train or automobile. Overnighted because they are so very perishable. Pop them in the freezer and pull them out when you want to impress young children with your connection with famous bakers in Georgetown. Sounds like Kate to me!

I freeze cakes and cupcakes all the time. It works well. And, if you buy cakes from bakeries, chances are you are eating a cake that has been in the freezer. They generally have specific baking days, and pop them in the freezer to use as cakes are requested. They take them out, let them defrost and then ice them because a frozen cake holds together better than a fresh one. It's an old baker's trick. I used to decorate cakes for friends, and was taught to do that - even though fresh tastes better than frozen. Personally, I preferred taking my chances with the fresh cake.

Marie said...

You know, all this talk about cupcakes is making me feel bad because I just ordered 2 baker's dozen from a bakery where I live. Yeah, I was lazy because I don't have time to bake all that.

I have no connections, but I think what's more important, something Kate forgot is often time the thought behind the action. I did it for fun and a friend, Kate did it to impress anyone who will listen.

Anonymous said...

I really want to know who is paying Steve. IS he still "road manager"? IS he working on commission hoping for a big score?

How can the tweeites not see by now that obviously their dear kate is not starving. if she was even close to being low on funds she would be working or at least be sounding more desperate. I really hope they aren't sending her and the kids things they don't need.
I also think kate has plenty of money stocked away. I think she did make $250k an episode towards the end. She denies it too much.also if it weren't $250k she would have said, no it's not that high but I am very comfortable and happy. ..BUT NOOOOOO she has to ALWAYS look poor while carrying on like she is rich. The grifter never stops grifting. I would be embarrassed to always cry poor when so much has been sent my way. Makes her look like she has no clue how to manage her money.
I really hope Steve isn't still living in the basement. I get the feeling he is still around.

Did you see the tweeter from LA who said she will "help kate" - if u look at there page she tweets celebs alot. I guess people really do want replies from celebs. I don't get it.

I live in Denver and can't think of anything happening here so I'm voting for a connection flight. It's supposed to snow here tomorrow BTW

EM

Anonymous said...

warmth of the sun.....if you look she did more than add and drop the S. on each tweet she "accidentially" adds the first word of her tweet to the handle .
example
GeorgeTownCupcakesYour're
She tried to make it look like a typo but she was careful each time to mess up DCCupcakes twitter name in different ways.

she's so transparent. at least i hope so. would not like a SURPRISE from kate. she's been tweeting less last 2 days so i wonder where her attention is going. i'm going to bet steve came in town for few day but i hope its not for a tv gig. bleech

EM

When She Played Her Charade said...

Those could be the cupcakes that were overnighted to PA months ago so small cakes would not have to be in a plane, train or automobile. Overnighted because they are so very perishable. Pop them in the freezer and pull them out when you want to impress young children with your connection with famous bakers in Georgetown. Sounds like Kate to me!

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"I thought about that, too. But then why would she and the girls bake 51 brownies and then suddenly pull the cupcakes out of the freezer, making it seem like they were overnighted? Kate doesn't appear like the kind of person who would want to go to the trouble or mess her kitchen making 51 brownies if she didn't have to!

So if they did overnight them right after Kate was there filming, then she's doing her darn word game again. She didn't say, in the tweet, WHEN they were overnighted, so then she really wouldn't be lying.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Warmth of the Sun said...Did you also notice that she calls it @GeorgetowncupcakeS at one place, and drops the "s" on other other tweet? Did she know that neither one was the correct twitter account?
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Who knows what Kate knows?? I'm not sure she's bright enough to purposely tweet the wrong name.

Marie said...

Yeah, what's a "road manager?" I thought he was:

Bodyguard because Kate views it unsafe to take 8 kids out in public

Purseboy

Friend

Adviser


How many jobs is he listed under?!

hey jude said...

Teresa.
You'll have to wait for the turkey, but I'll save a leg for you on Sunday.To-day is perogies and cabbage rolls and 1 Blue for you, come and get it, or shall I overnight it to you? ha,ha,it might take 2 nights to get to T.O.

hey jude said...

fade 2 black,
Oh, we won't be shopping, we'll adopt a puppy or dog, hopefully this winter they'll have some. We have all our friends on the look out for a dog for us.By winter, some people don't want them anymore and take them to the shelter.

Breeders want too much money and I don't want to pay their prices, when I can get a rescue dog.I prefer them, anyway.

Teresa said...

hey Jude...Overnight it please and send 5 dozen cupcakes Dwindle has a sweet tooth, the only one she has but it's still sweet LOL

chefsummer said...

How many jobs is he listed under?!

BoobGuard I heard a few times

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Kate recently said Steve is her Top Adviser and Road Manager. LOL

hey jude said...

Teresa,
I will not be accused of acting like Katie Krieder, so I will overnight 4 dozen for dwindle, you think I'm rich or something?

She needs to find her dentures again, if she's going to eat turkey. I'll send you some double brownies, they are so good. lst time I have made these, do you like them? Too bad, you're getting some. I am going to play cards now with my girls, Norwegian whist,you and dwindle can come and ask bearswife,too. TTYL:)

TLC ship is sinking said...

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...Who knows what Kate knows?? I'm not sure she's bright enough to purposely tweet the wrong name.
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She's probably too lazy to even take an extra couple of seconds to see if the company has a twitter name. Yet, she gets pissed when people link the incorrect url for her website. Go figure.

In the early days of her tweeting, she would use the "@" symbol as a short-cut for 'at' without realizing that twitter uses it to tweet to other users. She still does that improper kindergarten-ish writing style occasionally where she doesn't space words to avoid exceeding the 140 character limit.

TLC ship is sinking said...

Marie said...Wait a minute. If Kate took the twins for the weekend wherever, then that means Jon gets to miss the girls birthday entirely. How rude! What I wouldn't give for Jon to take the girls away from a weekend and have Kate bitch and moan about it, Jon won't, she would.
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I think someone posted in the previous thread or upthread that Jon tweeted he took the twins out to dinner last night.

Lilly said...

This belongs on the Amanda Knox thread but I'm so behind & just catching up. This is a case that has sparked strong opinions as to the guilt or innocence of these two young people. Personally, I have leaned more towards the opinions of lie detection expert, Eyes For Lies, and what she has written about the truthfulness of Amanda Knox's public statements. For those of you who are not familiar with Eyes For Lies, here is a link with an explanation about her abilities.

http://www.eyesforlies.com/about.htm

Here is a link to read Eyes For Lies analysis of the Amanda Knox case.
http://blog.eyesforlies.com/2011/10/amanda-knox-decision-day-this-week.html

Administrator said...

Lilly, that "lie detection expert" (how does one get a degree in that anyway?) leaves out a huge piece of the puzzle, that by the time Amanda got to that statement she had been questioned for 14 hours, dehydrated, without a lawyer. She was FED a number of scenarios by the police. She was asked to IMAGINE what might have happened. If you want a confession worth your salt you don't hold the suspect's hand and lead them down the path you want them. I think it's very unfair to analyze a few of her statements made in that fourteen hours in isolation. She was FED the name of her employer as a suspect. She never came up with it on its own. No one taped this interview. No one transcribed this interview. Everything that was said? Was hearsay and what the police CLAIMED she said. The police questioning of her for those fourteen hours was so bad even the Italian court threw it out.

Also, foreign country, foreign language, young girl. There are just so many other factors going on here I don't know how you can possibly make a clear judgment someone is lying based on some summary of what they said by the police.

I'm not necessarily saying that lie detection expert doesn't have some points, however, I think you can't really make a judgment on an isolated statement unless you take into account all the factors, none of which she mentiosn.

Also, I don't get why it troubles her that Amanda never gave an explanation of that night. Um, because Amanda wasn't THERE? How can she explain what happened if she wasn't there? She DID give an explanation of how she spent HER night, many times. She went to her boyfriend's, watched a movie, had sex, and went to sleep. She went home the next morning, found Meredith missing and the house a bit odd, took a shower, then noticed even more odd stuff about the house, and called the police. Nothing has ever changed about this story until the police fed her other scenarios and she was asked to imagine something different.

All that aside, for all her lie detection expertise, all of the evidence points to Rudy Guede, not Amanda.

Also, curious how she analyzed Amanda's statement that "Oh my god if I had been home it could have been me." That sounds like the most normal thing in the world an innocent person would think. I'm also curious how she analyzed Amanda's emotional and heart wrenching statement to the press in Seattle thanking everyone. Did she find anything insincere about that, because I didn't.

Administrator said...

I want to say it was a sheeple who kind of said to Kate gee Kate don't you think taking ALL Those cupcakes was a bit excessive and greedy.

If I'm not mistaken Kate spat back some snotty retort trying to defend her ridiculous greed.

Gosh you nearly need an encyclopedia to keep track of all this drama.

fidosmommy said...

But then why would she and the girls bake 51 brownies and then suddenly pull the cupcakes out of the freezer, making it seem like they were overnighted? Kate doesn't appear like the kind of person who would want to go to the trouble or mess her kitchen making 51 brownies if she didn't have to!
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Actually, with the size servings Kate would think necessary, they could get 24 brownies out of a 9x12 pan. One pan for each twin to make.
That's 48 brownies. From a mix, no doubt, a lot less mess than flour, chocolate, etc. Then Kate might have made an 8x8 pan for the extra 3 brownies, and put the rest of the pan up for dessert that night or for lunchboxes. But, they all went to the freezer because of the cupcakes.

So, I can see both happening. Kate let them
think they were baking their own treats when she knew darn well she was going to surprise them with the DC cupcakes from the freezer. That way, Cara and Mady got treats for school and Kate would not have to do any baking for lunches for the next several weeks. It was a plot, I tell you, a plot!

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Couldn't 51 be the number of kids in the twin's classrooms; 26 in one kid's class, 25 in the other for example and Kate just said "baked" 51 when she actually meant baked enough for 51? She's such a dingbat I'm sure she could do that.

Take a deep breath said...

Actually, with the size servings Kate would think necessary, they could get 24 brownies out of a 9x12 pan. One pan for each twin to make.
That's 48 brownies. From a mix, no doubt, a lot less mess than flour, chocolate, etc. Then Kate might have made an 8x8 pan for the extra 3 brownies, and put the rest of the pan up for dessert that night or for lunchboxes. But, they all went to the freezer because of the cupcakes.
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This is a bit obsessive. Is this why Kate's fans think we are sometimes a little nuts?

Kokomo, Cocktails, and Dreams said...

Those could be the cupcakes that were overnighted to PA months ago so small cakes would not have to be in a plane, train or automobile.

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I think you may have nailed it. It was June (and hot) when they were in DC. From there they did the Annapolis shoot. They wouldn't have taken the cupcakes along to Maryland in the trunk of a rented car. They overnighted the cupcakes. So - when Kate said on Wednesday that her cupcake friends overnighted them, she wasn't lying. It's just that they were overnighted in June and were frozen.

I really need a cupcake right now.

Newsflash! said...

http://cherishreynolds.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/if-you-have.jpg?w=438&h=700

Could someone send this to Kate?

Kokomo, Cocktails, and Dreams said...

This is a bit obsessive. Is this why Kate's fans think we are sometimes a little nuts?

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Quite possibly, but maybe sometimes we feel like a nut; sometimes we don't!

fidosmommy said...

This is a bit obsessive. Is this why Kate's fans think we are sometimes a little nuts?

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If you say so, then it must be fact.

Lilly said...

Hi Admin,
I do not disagree with even one part of your above response. I totally agree with all of the points that you have made and some others that you made on the previous thread. The area where I find myself in great doubt of Amanda's truthfulness is her statement at Guede's trial.

From Eyes for Lies:
Amanda Knox made a statement at Rudy Guede's trial, nearly one year after Meredith Kercher's murder. You can hear that statement here. 48 Hours reports that at the end of the day at Guede's trial, there was a surprise: "Amanda asked to address the court."

Did Amanda talk to her lawyers and plan to make this statement? I can't imagine any attorney would let her ramble on and on, without having reviewed what she had to say, but this statement certainly doesn't sound prepared. It's just a mess. What was her attorney thinking? What was Amanda thinking?

I tried to search online to see if this statement was prepared, but I can't find confirmation. If anyone finds this information, please let me know.

There is no doubt when I listen to this statement that Amanda was exceptionally nervous here. You can hear it in her voice. It quivers from fear, and fear of this nature can cause us to stutter and skip words--especially if we are reading from a prepared statement. Yet when I realize she had one year to compose herself, and get her facts straight, I'm surprised even more by this statement. She really doesn't say much to her defense. You would think after a year in jail, she would have worked out a feasible account of that night, wouldn't you?

Amanda says:
I want to....reiterate my position, for all of this case, and also to clarify....the confusion that I...have brought to this case.

Okay. I want to clarify what it is that happened to me in ...um... the...um...in the Questore -- the day that-- the day that I made declarations that didn't make sense, that changed.

After....um... the discovery of Meredith, I had spent days in....uh, cooperating with the police, to try to just give as much information as I could.
The question I and everyone else should have at this point is, if Amanda is telling us the truth, why did she have to "try to give" information? Why didn't it come naturally? When we are honest, we don't struggle and try. Speaking and fact recollection are second nature to us.
The day of the fifth, I wasn't called to the Questore. Raffaele was called, but I decided to go with him, to keep him company, but also because I was scared to be alone.

When I was there, I had just planned to wait, but the police came into their waiting room and wanted to talk to me more about what I knew, people that I knew who had come to my house. I gave them phone numbers and--
I am very troubled at how Amanda has thoughts through this entire statement that just stop cold in the middle of the sentence, such as "phone numbers and ---". This is likely a form of "self-censoring" by Amanda. Amanda is thinking things and decides not to say them, and that concerns me. These are huge red flags and they happen over and over again. I could understand once or twice, if someone is nervous, and reading from a prepared statement, but this is just too many times. Why is she doing this?
After that, they moved me into another room and started asking me the same questions, what I had done that night, asking me...for times, exact time periods, exactly what I did. And was.....(cut).... it was difficult for me because it was in the middle of the night that I.... we had been called, hired. I was very tired. And I was also quite stressed out. And I.... so I....(sigh)
Does this make any sense? She couldn't remember because she was tired? It was the middle of the night? Does anyone believe this is a good reason for a lack of all memory? When Amanda is telling us this, a year has passed from the crime, so why doesn't she elaborate more in this statement? Why isn't she setting the record straight for the judge here and now?

fidosmommy said...

This is a bit obsessive. Is this why Kate's fans think we are sometimes a little nuts?

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Oh, and I was addressing the question as to why
Kate would go to all the mess and bother of making 51 brownies....I responded that it would have been a pretty simple hour's work, not a lot of mess, and yes, Kate might do it to create a surprise. What's your problem with that?

Administrator said...

Lilly I'm going to delete your re-posts of this crock lie detection "expert" not because I disagree with them but because we really shouldn't be taking someone's entire web page and reposting it here. Kate's I permit since it has to do with not giving her hits, but there is no reason we cannot go to that quack's site.

That said, she sounds obsessive and WAYYY overthinking this. And completely ignores the total lack of evidence against Amanda!!! Analyze smanalyze body language all day long go ahead then you end up like some kook like Lillian Glass whom most people don't respect.

Amanda is "whiny?" Good grief I didn't realize telling the court your are INNOCENT is "whiny"! Amanda didn't cry at the right times??? When is it appropriate to cry or not cry? Amanda isn't telling us what the truth is?? Amanda DID tell us the truth, the police weren't happy with the truth and literally slapped her on her head until she told them something different. Amanda didn't give US specifics??? WTF, she was making a short statement in court she was not there to tell the entire story she told 100 times to police and the court through her attorneys. She has given specifics so many times she's probably tired of it. Does it make sense she was hit on the back of the head??? UMMM, hells yes it makes sense. Interrogations even in the U.S. sometimes go ugly. Hell yes it makes sense. Why doesn't it make sense to this "expert" or does she live in a cupcake world where no American ever gets knocked upside the head when they are accused of murder in a foreign country? Get with the program.

As far as coincidental she pointed the finger at a black man. Black has absolutely nothing to do with it. She knew him, it was her boss. He knew Meredith and the whole clan. HIS NAME WAS FED TO HER, what is so hard for this expert to understand about that? He was fed to her and she said fine it was him.

Honestly, Lily, the more I read of this quack the more she loses credibility. She is very ignorant of not only this case, but of how the world works in general. It's her right to believe it's all a lie, but let the evidence speak for itself. As was put best not by me, it is phisologically impossible for Amanda to swipe the entire murder scene of her DNA but leave only the real killers.

They caught the killer, he's in jail. The innocent parties are back where they should be. Why this is so hard to accept for a few remaining people I don't understand. Even Italians were behind her in the end and frankly, embarrassed by this at this point.

Just curious said...

Take a deep breath said...

Actually, with the size servings Kate would think necessary, they could get 24 brownies out of a 9x12 pan. One pan for each twin to make.
That's 48 brownies. From a mix, no doubt, a lot less mess than flour, chocolate, etc. Then Kate might have made an 8x8 pan for the extra 3 brownies, and put the rest of the pan up for dessert that night or for lunchboxes. But, they all went to the freezer because of the cupcakes.
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This is a bit obsessive. Is this why Kate's fans think we are sometimes a little nuts?

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Too funny!!!

Administrator said...

Finally, I don't understand what "doesn't add up" to this expert.

Um, a KID went to her boyfriend's. They watched a movie and had sex and went to bed. The next morning when she went home her roomie was murdered.

Except for the murdered part, sounds like a pretty darn typical night for many college girls around the globe. But somehow, this doesn't add up to some quack with a blog.

Administrator said...

Be nice. Kate's bizarre twitter-twatter ramblings would make anyone nuts!

Administrator said...

Oh by the way? If I represented Jon and knew that Kate was now making kids' pages on her web page with private information, I would talk to him about whether he would like to go to court and pursue an order she not exploit the kids on her personal web page.

Gonna be in Georgetown tomorrow should I go on a super sleuth cupcake hunting espionage mission? Anyone have glasses and a fake mustache I could borrow?

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Administrator said...Gonna be in Georgetown tomorrow should I go on a super sleuth cupcake hunting espionage mission? Anyone have glasses and a fake mustache I could borrow?
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I just heard the Pink Panther theme.

Marie said...

Administrator said...

Gonna be in Georgetown tomorrow should I go on a super sleuth cupcake hunting espionage mission? Anyone have glasses and a fake mustache I could borrow?
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Sure, I do. My little cousin is going for Halloween as the pirot from Peter Pan, so I got your mustche. You want me to go ahead and over night you 5 dozen? Just ya know, in case you want to make yourself seem more special? ROFL.

Marie said...

Oh Lord! I can't spell worth beans tonight! I meant pirate! Good grief...

Free speech? said...

Why this is so hard to accept for a few remaining people I don't understand.

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Welcome to the Internet. I think everyone has a right to their own opinion be it white, black or gray.

Be nice. ;)

Administrator said...

Huh? No one is saying they don't have a right to their opinion, just as much right however as those who wish to vigorously dispute it AND question the hold out in light of what we know now. Just because you strongly disagree doesn't mean youre trying to silence others for pity sake. Free speech has been around way before the internet! This isn't about that.

Another Italian Sleuth said...

P.S. to Lily,

Furthermore, one year after the murder, Amanda wasn't yet as fluent in Italian as she was after four years, AND the translator they gave her was "young and inexperienced."

And Administrator, thanks SO much. I didn't know if it was me... or Dr. Glass. I feel MUCH better!

Tamara said...

Georgetown tomorrow (today as it's 5:29 in Washington now)? At least you've missed the freezing weather. If you have a chance I would go to GCup, as a the Admin of a fairly well known blog, and ask. Heck, you could sell the news to ROL lol. May I ask, are you here on work, pleasure or both?

Just Me said...

I am a little behind on comments again so some of this stuff may have been mentioned already.

Cupcakes and/or brownies: You'd think there would be pictures for the new blog for whichever eventually were given out. What a perfect post to continue the exploitation and get some hits for your site. She missed a good opportunity there, which makes me wonder why.

The same goes for baking with the kids, come to think of it.

Mady's "poem": the content was rather Katecentric which made me suspicious out of the gate, but not knowing the possible assignment there may be a reason for that.

Then I looked at the actual picture with the "poem." Mady has rather "mature" handwriting for an 11 year old and Kate has rather "immature" handwriting for a 36 year old. Just sayin' as they say ;)

I also noted that Mady seems to have an affinity for exclamation points. Must be an inherited trait.

Just Me said...

OT: For whoever was looking for a rescue dog/puppy, this is a great site that may help you in your search.

Pet Finder

Several of the breed rescues I have been involved in in the past use this site to list their animals for adoption, as well as a lot of independent rescue organizations.

You will still want to do due diligence on any organization that you find listing dogs here to make sure they have policies that coincide with your own philosophies.

Hoosier Girl said...

Downeaster Alexa said...

I would think that Steve does all of that for her, and has been doing it for a long time.
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Very good point. I still don't see how she could be paying Stevie what he was accustomed to making from TLC. But maybe it's the best gig he could get. I have to believe he's a laughing stock in the actually body guard circles.
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Westcoaster said...

But a freebie from where is the question?
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Freebie!?! Katie doesn't accept freebies. She only accepts comps. Big big difference. Freebies are for mediocre people. Comps are for stahs. LOL

Hoosier Girl said...

"actual body guard circles"
You all know what I was saying :)
More Coffee Please

hey jude said...

Hoosier girl,
I just over-nighted you 2 doz. cup-cakes and some coffee- the doorbell should be ringing soon. I made them and they might be mediocre, but they're my mediocre. Happy thanksgiving from Canada!

Administrator said...

Tamara why I'm here for espionage of course. Is that considered business or pleasure?

Clicker said...

Anyone else think that K8 gives assignments to the kids for the website? I can imagine her nagging them to come up with content she can post - u g h. Just one more way she probably puts them to work to supoort her.

Clicker said...

IF K8 is in Denver (or passing through), and IF Steve is with her/them, then he is either being paid his commission from a gig to accompany her OR he is not a paid employee at all. Either way, it doesn't look like a true birthday trip-gift for the twins.

NT said...

Regarding Mady's poem,it seems to me that the kids would be exhausted from suppling their Mom with adoration that she thinks she deserves. That handwriting does look suspicious.

Gimme said...

I feel for the poor twins - looks like they are going to have a working birthday. We have seen the way she does kid fun stuff. It is chilling.

I still find it "amazing" that everything else in the whole wide world belongs solely to Khate right down to her leather sofa then suddenly and exclusively, the web site is "our's" without fail, which tells me that yes the kids are going to have to work the web site right down to and including Shoka.

Hoosier Girl said...

hey jude said...
Hoosier girl,
I just over-nighted you 2 doz. cup-cakes and some coffee- the doorbell should be ringing soon. I made them and they might be mediocre, but they're my mediocre. Happy thanksgiving from Canada!
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LOL :) Thanks Jude! You're the best.
Have a very Happy Canadian Thanksgiving.

PaMa said...

Actually, the 51 cupcakes makes perfect sense to me. Kate overnights 60 cupcakes (5 dozen) from DC in June. At some point, she takes out 9 cupcakes (or saves 9 for future use) ... 8 for the kids and 1 for Steve (since we know Kate wouldn't eat one herself). That leaves 51 cupcakes for the twins' school birthday party. She just threw out the "51 brownies" number so that it matched the number of cupcakes she took to the school ... probably enough for the twins' classmates, plus extras for the teachers, administrators, or anyone else who wanted one.

PaMa

chefsummer said...

Then I looked at the actual picture with the "poem." Mady has rather "mature" handwriting for an 11 year old and Kate has rather "immature" handwriting for a 36 year old. Just sayin' as they say ;)
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This ie what I was thinking maybe Kate worte it and, passed it off as Maddy's. And if not I feel sad since she's 11 and. Doesn't have better writting skills.

Shouldn't she be writting in cursive since they're in an excelling school unless Kate kept them from school so long. They didn't learn it yet

Koopdedoo said...

Penmanship is not taught in schools anymore. It hasn't been for at least 12 years (my kids have been in public schools since 1998).

The students are exposed to the computer and typing skills programs early in the primary grades.

I don't think we should be judgemental about a child's penmanship.

Hippie Chick said...

"Up All Night" is a great show! So funny. It's produced by Lorne Michaels, Maya Rudolph, Christina Applegate, Will Arnett...laugh out loud funny! Try it out! It's on NBC.

Entertainment Weekly said a few magazines ago that reality TV is losing steam. Scripted TV is making a huge comeback. I'm so happy about that. I think so many REAL people are tired of watching spoiled, ill-mannered, rude, rich-ass jerks behave as such. "Real" Americans have "real" problems.

We all have are own bills to pay, not what Fendi bag we'll purchase this week or which of our 20 kids will "hate mom this week" or if we'll get that Botox. I am so glad it's going by the wayside. I never really caught on to it. (I am sad about Roseanne's show though... she was funny AND seemed sincere)

~HC~

Administrator said...

I agree about penmanship. Cursive is antiquated. Typing is far more important and Mady may be excellent at that.

Hippie Chick said...

We DVR everything as well. I set up a series recording. This year was fun as there was lots of new scripted shows I wanted to try, not to mention all the great shows I had been watching; Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Raising Hope, Grey's Anatomy, etc.

At night, my husband gets his down time. He works hard all day. He gets his TV time by sitting in front of the TV playing the XBOX when my son goes to bed. I sit there with my headphones & listen to my iPod & read, sketch, write, whatever. And on the weekend nights when there is REALLY nothing on, we catch up on the shows. If you get "On Demand", you can catch up on the new shows too.

Tonight, we are watching "Bridesmaids", the Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph movie. I cannot wait! I heard it was super funny! Today, I'm checking out a museum that has Rock Icon photos on display from backstage & stuff. My friend & I are dressing like rocker chicks. The Beatles will be displyed too!! Fun day! And tomorrow, the beach. It's supposed to be 85* here. HUH? It was just 60*! New England weather, right?

Have a great weekend everyone!

~HC~

PJ's momma said...

I hope the twins ARE having a fun, fantastic weekend that they truly enjoy! I was thinking back to the special kid days. Remember when one of the older girls got dragged to the spa with Kate and was bored to tears while her mom got pampered? Hope it's all about them and their desires this time. Mommy/daughter bonding time is a GOOD thing.

chefsummer said...

@ 23 I wasn't in grade school to long ago lol. I learned cursive during 4th grade. But you are right computers are used for lots of school work.

It's just good to know cursive writting and, reading it for. HS & college since most HS teacher and, professors go to the black borad sometimes.=)

Friend In Pennsylvania said...

Penmanship is not taught in schools anymore. It hasn't been for at least 12 years (my kids have been in public schools since 1998).

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It is still taught in many private schools in this area.

Mimi to 3 said...

48 Hours is having a report on tonight's show about Amanda. In the CST it is on at 9. It is supposed to cover the recent events.

Just Me said...

Just to be clear I am not criticizing Mady's penmanship. If she wrote that poem, her penmanship is very mature looking for an 11 year old. It is very nice penmanship, in fact.

My point was, I have some doubts about it being *Mady's* penmanship

Carezee said...

I work in a public school in Western NYS. We still teach cursive starting in second grade. By fourth grade everything must be written in cursive.

Parent and Alumna said...

"Just to be clear I am not criticizing Mady's penmanship. If she wrote that poem, her penmanship is very mature looking for an 11 year old. It is very nice penmanship, in fact."

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The school teaches cursive beginning in first grade. Everything must be written in cursive. There is no reason to believe that it is not Mady's handwriting. Some kids have a flair for it, while others, in middle school, still have the scrawl of a third grader!

Did She Or Didn't She? said...

There was a discussion on the other thread about the sudden mysterious disappearance of Brownie from Twitter and FB - whether she really knows the man who was charged, or if it was just a spoof posted on Twitter. Her blog is still up, and as of today, there was a comment (posted two years ago) from the man's wife (along with one from BM). So, yes, it would be accurate to assume that they do know each other and it's not just someone stirring the pot on Twitter.

I guess we'll never find out about the cereal, though...one of those things that will go down as "did she, or didn't she" deliver it, unless she assumes a new sheeple name and tweets in code about it!

Just Me said...

The school teaches cursive beginning in first grade. Everything must be written in cursive. There is no reason to believe that it is not Mady's handwriting

It's not written in cursive. It's printed.

Just Me said...

So people can see both images I am referring to:

Tooth Fairy & Poem Comparison


This won't give hits to Kate's site.

Parent and Alumna said...

"It's not written in cursive. It's printed."

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I don't read Kate's blogs. I didn't see it. I was responding to these posts:

Then I looked at the actual picture with the "poem." Mady has rather "mature" handwriting for an 11 year old and Kate has rather "immature" handwriting for a 36 year old. Just sayin' as they say ;)

"Just to be clear I am not criticizing Mady's penmanship. If she wrote that poem, her penmanship is very mature looking for an 11 year old. It is very nice penmanship, in fact."

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...in which it was referred to as "handwriting," and "penmanship," not printing. If she has nice handwriting, it's because cursive is taught and legibility in handwriting and penmanship is encouraged.

Mimi to 3 said...

Sorry, Kate's tweet about having a fantastic time with the twins -- Kate doesn't DO fantastic.

Parent and Alumna said...

Question: Kate says one of the kids posted a "poem" on the webpage - is that little note the only one? Is that what is being called a poem, or did Mady or Cara write a poem (or story) elsewhere?

Just Me said...

Sorry for serial posting. New post up on Kate's site.

There is one picture included: It's Cara and Maddy sitting in a dimly lit room at a table, hugging each other. Each of them have a CUPCAKE in front of them with 1 lit candle in it. They are both smiling. I can't tell them apart because I don't really watch the show, so I'm not sure which is which, but one looks a bit more enthused than the other.



HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY, CARA AND MADY!!!!

11 years ago…..My first two precious children were born on this day. I remember being completely miserable at 4:30am when I woke up and realized that today was THE day.. It took me a second to figure out what today’s date was and when I realized it was October the 8th, a nice even number, I became excited as this would be a memorable day for us forevermore!

We hustled to the hospital to get this birthday party started! I was very nervous as I obviously had never given birth before and this was years prior to my job as labor and delivery nurse, so I didn’t have much more knowledge than the next patient!

The day was long, the pain was great (until the “magic” epidural man visited my room, that is!) and I had a low blood pressure reaction which was a complication of the epidural but, by the end of the day, I had two of the most precious perfect twin baby girls ever!

They came into this world at 5:41 and 5:47 with Cara Nicole weighing 5 pounds 3 ounces and Madelyn Kate weighing 5 pounds 1 ounce!

This is the day that my life I had always dreamed of began! I enjoyed absolutely every moment of being a “twin mom.” I devoted my all to being these little girls’ mommy and the rewards they gave me were worth every sleepless night, spit up stain and inconsolable cry!

As I’ve watched my two beauties grow, I am amazed at who each of them has become. They are both unique individuals with their own styles, passions and goals.

In the last year, I have seen them change from little giggly girls to older and wiser preteens. They are a joy to “hang out with” and discuss life issues with and if ever I need a laugh, they are there with cute little antics that are sure to remind me that life is worth laughing about!

I am honored to be called “mommy” by these two amazing creatures that God created and designed for me!

Happy 11th birthday, Cara and Mady! I love you both so very deeply – and just as you said this morning when I told you that again – “yes, we know, mommy!”

xoxo
K8

Just Me said...

Question: Kate says one of the kids posted a "poem" on the webpage - is that little note the only one? Is that what is being called a poem, or did Mady or Cara write a poem (or story) elsewhere?

In the picture I posted, the one on the right on the lined paper is the "poem." That's why I put it in quotes the first time I commented on it.

I am guilty of using handwriting and penmanship and printing all interchangeably. I wasn't really thinking about it, I guess. I was just trying to say I think the whole thing is suspect (like much of Kate's life).

Collin also made a picture of a dog, which is very cute and absolutely age appropriate artwork. Though I suppose that could be Kate's level of artistic ability as well ;)

I just find the "poem" suspect for a few reasons, the printing/handwriting/penmanship is only one factor.

Just Me said...

LOL even the twins birthday post is ALL. ABOUT. KATE. unbelievable.

I or me in post about twins birthday = 24

Times (being EXTREMELY generous) that the twins are referred to in THEIR birthday post = 12

gramof5 said...

I swear this girl could be Kate Gosselins daughter that she gave up at birth !

I have seen most of her movies, but never this one.

They both need some intense mental health care.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66IBS-4qVgQ&feature=related

Carezee said...

I am not a handwriting expert but the letter and the poem look like they were written by the same person. Did Mady write both things or did Kate?

Anonymous said...

Admin,
There is something off a=about Amanda's email to family. What are your thoughts? I'd be very interested in what you think. The mop thing bothers me. I have heard 2 stories..one as Raffe spilled pasta water..the other is a leaky pipe. Why so many stories> Why is the mop even mentioned? Why didn't they use towels instead of waiting all night to go get a mop?
HELP? :)

Here is the link (you will have to copy/paste it since I cannot make it active)

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=137439732939812.

EM

steff said...

All the Shih tzu & puppies, I gotta say, I'm a cat gal, got my 2 girls. My kiddo has the little doggie. His Frito Bandito (Bandit) is 1/2 ShihTzu & 1/2 Pekinese. We call him a "peekatzu" or a "shitzinese" LoL. He's a sweetie, but he's smaller than both of my girls. One of my girls was put on kitty prozac by the vet because she wouldn't stop beating up on Bandit.

Have you ever seen a cat on prozac? It's HYSTERICAL!

mommyinca said...

I haven't posted in a very long time but I read here daily :) I just had to comment on Kate's sentence: "I am honored to be called “mommy” by these two amazing creatures that God created and designed for me!"

This is truly troubling. As a Christian, she should know that God certainly did NOT create and design Mady and Cara FOR Kate! He created them and entrusted Kate with their care. They belong to HIM not Kate!!!

fade2black said...

I think we're over-analyzing the poem. Lord knows I hate to defend Kate anytime, anywhere for any reason...but that poem totally looks like something one of my kids would have written at that age. Oooh, that hurt. As far as the handwriting, Kate does write like a middle-school girl and she and Madi are both lefties, so I would expect their handwriting to be similar.

Now I'm going to go crack open my box of wine to ease the pain.

Kate doesn't rate said...

mommyinca said...

I haven't posted in a very long time but I read here daily :) I just had to comment on Kate's sentence: "I am honored to be called “mommy” by these two amazing creatures that God created and designed for me!"

This is truly troubling. As a Christian, she should know that God certainly did NOT create and design Mady and Cara FOR Kate! He created them and entrusted Kate with their care. They belong to HIM not Kate!!!

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Spoken like a true narcissist.

fidosmommy said...

Carezee said...
I am not a handwriting expert but the letter and the poem look like they were written by the same person.

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Yes they do. Looking at individual letters it seems either they were written by the same person or Kate and Mady had the same strict penmanship teacher cracking them on the knuckles if they made their 'e's and 'g's. Too many similarities to attribute to the left-handed argument. There's more to see than slant.

fidosmommy said...

Oh good grief. That should be "if they made their 'e's and 'g's differently.

Hippie Chick said...

The museum exhibit of Rock Icons was awesome!!

OK, about Kate's blog update & the twins...could she be anymore ME ME ME in there? She referred to the morning as miserable. When I went into labor, yes, OUCH, but I couldn't have been more excited to meet my child. Miserable is not a word I would have used on the morning I went into labor. WTH is that? And Mr. Epidural Man...Enough with the Mr. so & so man. It's degrading.

I also have kept up a journal (or 8) for my kid since he's been a baby, pictures, updates, artwork, etc, & I don't think I've referred to myself as much as she did in 11 years as she did in one post. She can't help herself, huh?

~HC~

Rhymes with Witch said...

"..until the “magic” epidural man visited my room"

I am speechless.

Anonymous said...

Why do sheeple tend to ignore the fact that kate went to Hawaii to grift a free trip/wedding when from her own admission she was contemplating divorce. Why do the sheep not call her out for her promise to her kids that "mommy and daddy will be together forever"?
Hawaii-gate bugs me the most I think

EM

TLC ship is sinking said...

Question: Kate says one of the kids posted a "poem" on the webpage - is that little note the only one? Is that what is being called a poem, or did Mady or Cara write a poem (or story) elsewhere?
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It is called an acrostic poem, which I've used many times at school. Some teachers use it as a "name poem" where students use their own name and each letter represents a quality or fact about themselves.

I also doubt that this poem was written recently as the writing doesn't look "mature" to me at all. The big thing that throws me off is that this writer doesn't write within the ruled lines on the page. Additionally, the size of the letters vary. This typically happens with younger students but, by fifth-grade, their fine motor skills are more developed that they have better control of their penmanship. I'd actually be worried if this was 11-year old Mady's writing because it would indicate her fine motor skills need more development...which is why I doubt this poem is recent.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

Haven't been able to post in a while .. Using Google Chrome as Admin suggested. (Hope it works).

Have been able to read posts, and am appalled over statements Kate has made re: Jon seeing his kids and Kevin and Jodi. And the rif raf (oh yes)- people who call her out on her insane selfish behavior.

No offers for TV for Kate, and of course nothing is holding her back from applying for nursing jobs, which she is qualified for in the first place. (OK- I am using these terms loosely). Regardless, seems the media has gotten what a pariah Kate is as a person. When will she and the sheeples ever get it? I honestly believe some of the sheeples have a bad case of idol worship, which does necessarily mean they like her, but rather feel a need to connect to someone "famous." No matter who.

Hope the kids are getting a dose of reality in not being filmed and how great is that for them.

Dallas Lady said...

About the Tooth Fairy note, I left a couple of tooth fairy notes, and I tried really hard to make the handwriting look different from my own. She might have done that, who knows.

The poem is done in handwriting I would expect from a 10 year old. Shrug.

As for the cupcakes, I'm convinced she never made all those brownies (why? She WOULD HAVE POSTED A PIC TO SHOW OFF!) and she thawed out cupcakes she already had from her visit to Georgetown Cupcakes.

It makes way more sense than going to all the trouble of making so many brownies just to turn around and switch it out. Remember, Kate is LAZY.

I'm far more disturbed by her assertion that God designed and created her kid's just for HER.

Uh, no. It's quite the opposite. You have the honor and privilege of raising your children to adulthood. They are not FOR you. You are FOR them. If you do a good enough job loving and caring for them through their growing up years, you are blessed with a relationship with them after they are grown. Better watch that attitude, Kate. They don't exist for you. Being a parent is one of THE most selfless things you can do, which is the main reason narcissists are so horrible at it. They are incapable of being selfless. Others exist FOR them, not the other way around.

When I read that, I got chills all over, no joke. She is a textbook narcissist.

Hoosier Girl said...

UGH! The "poem" (that really looks like a school project or an I'm bored doodle to me) ... the To mommy and Love Mady were added after it was done. Maybe it was always meant for mommy ... or maybe daddy got one too ... and maybe Ellen got one too. Who knows.

I find it hard to believe Katie wrote the Tooth Fairy Chronicles ... probably a babysitter. Katie doesn't care that much unless its about Katie.

And I'm sorry Mady and Collin. If you ever read this comment take it for what it's worth.

Upon viewing the "poem" and "dog" the sheeple were tweeting that Mady was so talented she could be a writer and Collin was so talented he could be an artist. Honestly? From two sheets of paper they can tell that?

'kay ... off to see the new post ... which will just set my day off perfectly I'm sure :)

Westcoaster said...

I believe that should be DR. Epidural Man - another mememe post. Twitidiot.

Dallas Lady said...

TLC Ship is Sinking, after reading what you wrote about Mady's poem, I tend to agree. It probably is old. That or yeah, she needs some help with her penmanship/fine motor skills.

What I hate is that she's putting this stuff of her kids on the site at all. Just leave them alone, for Pete's sake.

TLC ship is sinking said...

Looking at individual letters it seems either they were written by the same person or Kate and Mady had the same strict penmanship teacher cracking them on the knuckles if they made their 'e's and 'g's.
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Strict penmanship teacher? My fourth-grade teacher would have thrown both of those in the trash. She made sure we wrote each letter perfectly and were not allowed to deviate to reflect our own personality.

This private school I once attended emphasized perfect penmanship. It was its own separate subject. The teachers would literally go through each letter and circle the ones that weren't exactly perfect in our penmanship assignments. I got an 'F' once for a letter being outside the red margins. And people wonder why I write so "perfectly" now.

I agree that cursive writing is becoming antiquated, with typing becoming the norm, but it does help develop fine motor skills which are important in many trades and professions.

Anonymous said...

epidural man? did she say hellllooooo Mr Epidural Man? Kate is annoying

RE: the photo.
It appears to be taken at Kate's house. Do you think they traveled or do you think that is a rumor about Denver?
EM

Wait a minute said...

The museum exhibit of Rock Icons was awesome!!

OK, about Kate's blog update & the twins...could she be anymore ME ME ME in there?

_______________________________________________

This is rich. Wasn't your post earlier all about YOU YOU YOU?

Dallas Lady said...

Hey, "Wait a minute." A few things:

1. Pick a name.

2. Observe the rules of this blog or shove off.

3. Kate's ENTIRE LIFE is mememe. HC sometimes shares about herself on this BLOG. How is that even remotely comparable? How idiotic of you.

I'm not sure any of us care what a Kate supporter thinks, anyway. Re-read #2.

Just mediocre me said...

Kate doesn't rate said...

mommyinca said...

I haven't posted in a very long time but I read here daily :) I just had to comment on Kate's sentence: "I am honored to be called “mommy” by these two amazing creatures that God created and designed for me!"

This is truly troubling. As a Christian, she should know that God certainly did NOT create and design Mady and Cara FOR Kate! He created them and entrusted Kate with their care. They belong to HIM not Kate!!!

§ § § § § § § § § §

Spoken like a true narcissist.

*************

Yes indeed, a narcissist and someone who only used the label of Christianity for fame and profit. When the t-shirts, verses posted everywhere, and faith based speeches were no longer useful and profitable for her she dropped it.

Gosselin8ComeFirst said...

I'm far more disturbed by her assertion that God designed and created her kid's just for HER.
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Uh, no Kate. It's quite the opposite. You have the honor and privilege of raising your children to adulthood. They are not put on earth just FOR you. You should be there FOR them. If you do a good enough job loving and caring for them through their growing up years, you are blessed with a relationship with them after they are grown. Better watch that attitude, Kate. They don't exist for you. Being a parent is one of THE most selfless things you can do, which is the main reason narcissists are so horrible at it. They are incapable of being selfless. Others exist FOR them, not the other way around.

When I read that, I got chills all over, no joke. She is a textbook narcissist.

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Totally agree. But I think Kate did design having multiple for her own gratification and was pimping the tups out before they were even born. What she did not get then or now is how lucky SHE is to have the 6 healthy children that she does. She seems to believe they are circus animals and now that TLC is shut down, I have concerns and no idea how she views these kids, as they are no longer her money makers. Kate is one scary person, as far as her kids go. Hopefully, now that the cameras are gone, and she has time to spend with them alone, she may actually get how blessed she was. But I highly doubt it. She is already frantic about having one week at home with kids and 1 week travel mom. What a selfish unaware person she is.

Dwindle said...

Downeaster Alexa said... Or could it be that she's just too dumb to make her own travel arrangements and she'd have no idea what to do in the event a connecting flight was delayed, re-routed, or whatever? Does she know how to get through security by herself, or how to print out a plane ticket online? Does she know how to rent a car, or call for a limo? Does she know how to check in and out of a hotel? I would think that Steve does all of that for her, and has been doing it for a long time.

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I think you hit it on the head. She cant think, she WONT think, she refuses to think. She is much too busy and exhausted (and exhausted and busy) to do something so mediocre as think. That is for others. Remember when she bitched and sneered at Jon for 'not leading her' (her words!) in the airport? She cant even figure out which way is forward. The Great Organizer and Mastermind - of sorting her false eyelash collection and getting her own g-string on one leg at a time. Whew! Exhausting!

Katie Irene - you are a laughingstock. Get help, for the love of God.

Dwindle said...

When She Played Her Charade said...
"I thought about that, too. But then why would she and the girls bake 51 brownies and then suddenly pull the cupcakes out of the freezer...

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To remind the girls that "SHE'S in charge, and THAT will never change".

They might THINK they had plans, they might THINK they did that fun work and had it figured out. But if they would have wanted the frozen cupcakes, their gestational carrier would have brought in brownies instead. Just to show them they are at her mercy.

Mind games: the narcissist's best weapon.

I am......... said...

That kind of reminds me of the "I am" poem. It is used in therapy/counseling for kids and adults as well. You fill in the blanks-----does not rhyme and repeat the I am every 3 to 4 bars.

I am_______

I wonder ______

I wish________

I dream__________

I hope_______

I am ________

I think________

I fear_______

I hear_______

I see_____

I am_______

It can go on and and on and once completed it is very telling. It frames nicely and makes a great keepsake. My son did one and I still have it from long ago.

His was very telling as well. He has Asperger and his I hope was -- I hope the world does not come to an end. Asperger children worry a lot about such things. His I wonder was I wonder if UFOs are real.

A little girl that I baby sat for did one and her's was sad - it was all about her mommy and her mommy's safety, money, work, etc. Her mother worked nights - it was hard on her. Her mom cherished it.

Dwindle said...

To all those who are overnighting me only FOUR dozen cupcakes, for my sweet tooth, I would laugh at the irony if it didnt hurt so much! I broke a molar last night and I am in so much pain! My dentist seems to not have Saturday hours, so I am trying to hold on till Monday but OWWWIE. One of those emergency dentists is looking like a good option.

However, it wouldn't stop me from a bakedgood or two, chewed carefully on the other side of my mouth! LOL! (ouch...)

8countem8 said...

I have had this question brewing in my mind all day if nobody minds.

With reality TV, hopefully, on its way out, what will all these freaks, weirdos and other large families do for money and quick fame? I mean I know reality TV is cheap to produce, what I've been told (but I don't see this with Kate being as expensive as she is.)

All these people...Snooki, Kate, Kardashians, Dance Moms, Toddlers, all these people are doing is looking for a quick buck and a fast foot into the door of being famous in my opinion.

Without the easy paycheck of reality TV and dubiously Kate's reputation does sort of proceed her--how is she going to go about getting a job? How are any of these oh-so-poor broke reality stars going to face actual living without their asses cushioned by cameras?

Kate took the cheap, easiest way out in life by putting her family on display for money. Jon and Kate BOTH stated they quit their actual real-life paying jobs to in a way...well...I feel, become puppets to preform before cameras like some freaky monkey science show. And now without her butt being covered by someone else, Kate seems to be floundering of what to do with herself.

Face it, everyone unless you've been living under a rock in the US for the last 7 years knows who to an extent Kate Gosselin is and what she stands for. Now that the curtain has finally tumbled down on her circus act of reality living, I shutter to think how all of these clowns are going to accept, ahem, per Kate's words, mediocre lives again?

@ Wait a Minute, go jump all over someone else will you? People share. HC shares and people here express many personal side stories. Does not ake it all about her. With your statement alone kind of sounds like you're making it all about you know, YOU YOU YOU, yourself.

I am.. said...

Mady's poem I (reminds) me I meant to say....

Looks like may have been along those lines and maybe a school project.

Marie said...

@ Dwindle, hey, I just bought 2 bakers dozen cupcakes (red velvet, vanilla chocolate and oreo) and I got 20 cupcakes left over. Should I overnight it to you to ake up for a FIFTH dozen plus? Or is your sweet tooth already in overload? Hahahaha!

I hate to think of poor Shoka going to be out in the cold this coming winter. Makes me so mad!

Why would Kate things it is truly okay to divulge every personal aspect of her kids lives? What gratification does she get by posting what her kids wrote or drew again? It has nothing to do with her, but the kids and I can't imagine the limelight being off her for more than 10 seconds before she freaks.

Laurie said...

I wonder if she is going to legally change her name to K8 since that is how she is now signign evrything (snark)....as her star begins to fade this will be the only way people will remember who she is. I am K8 mother of 8! Re the birthday picture, it looks to me like they each got a thawed cup cake with a candle. As someone up thread said that's why there were 51 cup cakes (and/or brownies take your pick), 5 dozen minus 9 = 51.

When She Played Her Charade said...

It makes way more sense than going to all the trouble of making so many brownies just to turn around and switch it out. Remember, Kate is LAZY.

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Yes, and that's exactly what I posted yesterday. I just can't see her doing anything that she doesn't have to do, which includes baking brownies, whether from scratch or from a box. If they were made, it wouldn't surprise me if the nanny/housekeeper did it.

The photo of the girls on the happy birthday page. That was taken in their home. If they are on a trip right now, was that another "fake" early birthday photo just for the sake of the blog - like the staged Christmas morning that was filmed?

Gift of grab said...

Okay, can we talk about the elephant in the room? On what grounds can Kate possibly justify "employing" Steve at this point, especially in light of her "fears" about unemployment, running out of money, etc., all of which have been well documented and publicized, AT HER OWN DIRECTION, in interviews with outlets such as People and Rob Shuter's column, et al.?

Whether or not Steve is "employed" at this point (by which I mean, being paid by her or some other entity to be "at her service"), how does this mom of 8 who so loves "challenge and adventure" justify bringing along a "bodyguard" when traveling with two 11-year-olds over a long weekend? Her sheeple rave about how they are empowered by her independence and nerve--say WHAT? This woman apparently cannot travel a couple of thousand miles on regularly scheduled flights for a couple of days with two older kids and NOT NEED an adult male companion? Wow, what a paragon of womanhood in the 21st century. Pardon me while I hurl.

Nope, all due respect to admin, I am just not buying it anymore. I now think Jon was right all along about Katie's "connection" with the bodyguard; and I'll go one step further and say that I think that it was likely on this account that TLC decided to drop Kate. I think that TLC sprinkled plenty of clues along the way, most particularly, in the episodes that aired since April--and in the RV trip, what they DIDN'T edit out was pretty much unmistakable. They did everything but put it on the ticker in Times Square. And then they said buh-bye.

I think that the reason TLC decided to drop Katie and her dysfunctional krew is that she was pushing for them to let this relationship out in the open, and they just weren't having it. They built their post-Jon franchise on Kate raising 8 "all alone," and they spent a lot of money and PR good-will doing so in the year after the separation. Had they permitted the real relationship between KG and PB to be revealed, there goes the premise. Not only that, it would put the lie to EVERYTHING Kate averred in public as to why her marriage fell apart. Which, by the way, they were clearly a silent witness to. I would imagine what they spent on pro-Kate PR during the year after the divorce was far more than they had to pony up to stand Jon off when he was bucking his "contract" and then later, during the DWTS debacle, when he tried to sue her for custody. I think he COULD have told a lot more than he did, but he was bought off, plain and simple. He was done in any case, and I can understand why he took the money--it all went to her in the end, anyway.

No matter how you look at it, there is NO reason for Steve to still be doing the 5-star-hotel secret-diva-getaway circuit if she is really in any financial jeopardy--UNLESS, of course, he is the next step in her life. She herself, describing her "ideal man," has given it away over and over again.

So rather than parse Kate's puerile and ponderous pronouncements on that pathetic web site of hers (which is STILL lacking content under half the headers after FIVE weeks): Who wants to talk about what's REALLY been going on?

Moose Mania said...

"No matter how you look at it, there is NO reason for Steve to still be doing the 5-star-hotel secret-diva-getaway circuit if she is really in any financial jeopardy--UNLESS, of course, he is the next step in her life. She herself, describing her "ideal man," has given it away over and over again."

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There is a reason when you consider Kate's temper and the non-fans who might go off on her. I thought that he was hired to protect both the fans and non-fans from her, not the other way around. For example, on the RV trip, she told him about the person taking photos and asked him what he was going to do about it. He said, "nothing." If he had not been there, would she have exploded on this person and the entire thing been captured on film?

I think that TLC needed Steve to be there to make sure that all hell wouldn't break loose - publicity that would show up in the media. Even if she's now a has-been, who is to say that one little thing isn't going to set her off to the point that she ends up cursing or going face-to-face with someone who tells her she's a royal biotch?

This, of course, does not mean that there aren't any cozy encounters happening on the side. However, I think at this point, in addition to serving as travel and events planner, he's needed to keep her under control. If she can go off on a rampage on twitter like she did the other night, image what she would do if she had a wild hair up her you-know-where because someone said she's a child exploiter...especially after she's been hitting the sauce?

Anonymous said...

Gift of Grab ......
I totally agree with everything you wrote. It's the giant elephant in the room that is completely ignored by sheep and media. How do the sheep justify kate paying for nanny and Steve if she is broke and unemployed. Why would Steve still be hanging around intruding on the kids birthday plans unless he was "part of the family"
I'm not buying it.
I guess it's just easy to believe steve is her "friend" because kate is such an asexual bitch. That's the only reason I think kate gets such a pass on her obvious reason for ending her marriage and setting up jon to look like the loser.
TLC should be ashamed of the smear campaign they lauched against Jon and kate should pay deeply for allowing it to happen. The media should really seek the truth and expose just how a network and a narcissist personally set up to hurt the Goseelin childrens father publicly to protect and build kate's ratings.

It infuriates me when I think of what really went down. The national tv divorce, the tabloids, late's interviews (even some of jon's before he saw the light), the jokes at jon's expense on talk shoes. UGH those poor kids.
WHere the heck is CPS? CPS isn't just for physical abuse. how the state of PA stood by and did not even investigate into the kids' welbeing while being filmed daily is beyond me. The should have appointed Guardian Ad Litems for the Gosselin 8 and its a shame they had no voice. We just have to take kate's WORD for it that they loved the invasion of privacy.
State of PA dropped the ball not setting laws to protect children from money hungry fame mongers


EM

Dallas Lady said...

But Moose Mania, if she's truly not under contract with TLC anymore, why would they have any investment in protecting the fans and non-fans from her or keeping her from cutting loose and really letting it all hang out? Doesn't matter to them now, I'm sure. They aren't even returning her tweets, LOL.

I said for a very long time that Steve was just a paid employee of TLC. Not a boyfriend. Now we have some twitterer saying she saw Kate with the twins and Steve at the airport. Of course, it's possible the twitterer was mistaken or making it up. There are no pictures. But if he is with her, then I'm down to two possibilities: Gift of Grab is right or she's continuing to employ him on her own dime because she can't cope with life and is pretty stupid about money.

Time will tell, I guess. Unless she gets even more irrelevant than twitter, LOL.

tate said...

Kate's good friend, Terri Irwin and her daughter Bindi, just arrived at LAX today according to the Daily Mail. I wonder if Kate and her girls are meeting up with them?

So strange that Kate still goes everywhere with Steve. I honestly think she loves the attention it brings her and makes her feel very famous and important to have to travel "with protection". What a joke. I wonder if he is still somehow on TLC's payroll until the end of the year? I just can't imagine Kate parting with any of her own money to pay his salary. Could he honestly have a thing for her? Eewwww. I can't see how ANY man would find her attractive--physically or personality wise.

Dallas Lady said...

The more I think about this, the more I think it needs to be emphasized: the reason we think Steve is with her is because of a tweet saying he is, right? I'm not saying the person who tweeted that was wrong, but I'd rather get some better confirmation than a random person on twitter: a picture or Kate saying it or something.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

As much as I didn't want to go to Kate's blog, I wanted to see the handwritten notes.

To answer the question if the same person wrote the tooth fairy note and the poem, I would have to say that they were written by different people. I've taken several courses in handwriting analysis and while the poem and note do show the slight backward slant, there are several very noticeable differences. Among them are the line spacing, upstroke slant, loops, and baseline directions. To spare you a tedious analysis, and to make it very simple with one example, if you look at the "u," Kate consistently finishes the letter without the downward stroke, while Mady comes down with the tail of the "u." In addition, Kate connects the "e," while Mady's are distinct and separate from the preceding or following letter.

Just my two-cents - for what it's worth. This was an easy one, and I'd bet five dozen cupcakes that the same person did not wrote both notes.

Out And About In Berks County PA said...

WHere the heck is CPS? CPS isn't just for physical abuse. how the state of PA stood by and did not even investigate into the kids' welbeing while being filmed daily is beyond me.

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We don't know that the CYS of Berks County wasn't ever notified. That report would not be made public.

The state of PA DID have child labor laws, but they didn't apply to children on reality television, because when the laws were written, there was no TLC, there weren't parental exploiters in Pennsylvania who used their children to support their lifestyles. The state couldn't have foreseen this. That said, the DOL let it go on too long, but they did do something about it - they wrote new laws to replace the antiquated ones. It's too late for the Gosselins, and is now a non-issue since the show has been cancelled, but just in case there are other greedy exploiters out there, with the new laws in place, minors will be protected - IF it can be guaranteed that the new laws will be enforced.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

I'm still trying to catch up and read through all of today's comments. I'm almost there and I have a few comments of my own to add, but I just have to post this -

Ten minutes ago, I saw a match.com commercial and damn, there was a guy (actor) that looks kind of like the gluten free cupcake guy! How hysterical would that be if it's the same actor in the DC Cupcake episode? I swear, it really looks and sounds like him. I have to go back and watch that video clip.

Gift of grab said...

Moose, I hear you. BUT, if Kate is so liable to go "out of control" on fans, who's paying for Steve? It certainly isn't TLC anymore. Does her liability insurance cover him? (Joking!)

My point is, now that there is no TV network behind the controls, why would there need to be "coverage for fans" provided by someone at Steve's pay grade? More to the point: If she is truly THAT volatile, then why isn't she kept close to home by her handlers (she is still apparently represented by Julie Carson May)?

Ya know, the bottom line is: If it looks like a duck, etc., etc. While there has only been one report (so far) of Steve being there this weekend (whilst she is reportedly out of town, which actually is borne out by her tweets, which are full of love, rainbows, and apres-spa rapture), ALMOST every time she has traveled in the last year, with or without filming, it has turned out that Steve was there. The only exception I can think of is the ElysaSuzanne dress day-out in August, but this was only an instance of him NOT being reported there. Chances are, he just wasn't reported.

Although it's hard to envision anyone finding her particular pathology (or hair color) appealing, I don't know how else to explain all of the travel, intimate dinners (you know he was there every time she talked about Nobu or Fig & Olive), on-screen interaction, etc.

Other explanations? Anyone?

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

LOL, strike my last post. I found the Dc Cupcake clip and it's a different guy. But, the guy in the match.com commercial looks so familiar, and now it's going to drive me crazy because I know I've seen him somewhere. No, I am NOT drinking, ha ha!

no mo worryin bout me said...

Sorry if someone mentioned this already, but I haven't finished reading all the posts.
Dead give away on the two notes written by the same person. The tooth fairy note full of !!!!! The poem, none. Case solved.

Isn't karma funny sometimes. Remember how Kate basically scoffed at Jon for having cupcakes for the tups bday? Well, isn't that what is in the picture of the twins? Hummmm

Moose Mania said...

But Moose Mania, if she's truly not under contract with TLC anymore, why would they have any investment in protecting the fans and non-fans from her or keeping her from cutting loose and really letting it all hang out? Doesn't matter to them now, I'm sure. They aren't even returning her tweets, LOL.

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They don't have any investment in protecting the fans or non-fans from her now, but they did in the past. Just because they cut her off doesn't mean that Kate isn't liable to do something really stupid if someone confronts her. She's even more volatile now than she was before - when she had a job. I think she knows this. I also think that since she has acknowledged how much she is disliked that maybe she has a real fear that a hater is going to do something to her. If I were Kate, I'm not so sure I'm be comfortable in a group of strangers, whether it's in an airport or or in a bar in NYC. She has too many enemies.

I wouldn't even venture to guess who is paying him. Didn't she say that he is being kept on as a manager or adviser? Could he be a business deduction - but what business (except monkey) is she conducting? If his pay is coming out of her stash, it's going to be exhausted in the not too distant future. Maybe he's given her a reduced rate in exchange for room and board.
I'd love to see her tweeties (or a "neutral" person) ask her this -- if she's on the verge of standing in the welfare line and is freaking out over not having a job, how can she afford Steve...and why is he still on her payroll?

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

As far as the whole Cupcakegate(2), it really seems highly likely that Khate simply defrosted the dozens that she stashed from her summer visit to the DC Cupcake place. As someone else already pointed out, the bakery probably shipped them out for her on the day of their visit, because they wouldn't have wanted to drag the cupcakes around on the other things they were doing that day for the episode. So, Khate put them in the freezer back then, planning on using them for the twins' birthday at school months later. Her tweet about baking brownies is probably just more of her usual b.s.

IF that lone tweet from someone about seeing Khate, Steve and the twins in the airport in Denver is true, it's pretty safe to say they are indeed a "couple" at this point. With the big money contract from TLC being over, Steve surely needed to move on to a different job and not the very occasional day or two that Khate could pay him for. If he's with her, it probably is personal. At this point, I think that Khate would love nothing more than to come out publicly with the relationship, because that might get her some tabloid attention for a week or two.

Also, if they are on some trip for the twins' birthday, it just seems like Khate is still clinging to the old TLC-sponsored life. She just cannot ever celebrate a birthday in the normal (mediocre?) way that most families do, can she? Birthdays are for family, friends, and fun. I personally would not want any of my kids away on a trip without their siblings on their birthday. You know, it really is such a short period of time that all the kids are little and under one roof. Call me crazy, but I prefer to have all the birthday celebrations shared together, all of us. For someone who once proclaimed to be so into "making memories", it is rather odd that she doesn't realize that shared memories of birthdays are best. Trips can be taken any time, unless of course it's some freebie deal she managed to swindle from someone.

Oh, wait a second....I wouldn't be surprised if Khate had an unused freebie from last year's Emmy's. She probably got a gift package, since she was in that dumb opening skit. Those gift packages always include one or two freebie weekend trips to resorts or spas. If that was September 2010, it could be a voucher for some place with an expiration date of this month.

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Info on gifts from last year's Emmys:

We all have fond memories of scoring candy-filled goodie bags at childhood birthday parties, but many of Hollywood’s elite got a lot more than candy at last night’s Emmy awards.

While the Emmys didn’t offer an official gift bag for attendees, that didn’t stop organizations from putting together their own goodie bags for the various after-parties. Companies seeking high-profile product placement stuffed gift bags full of free swag, from hair products to DVDs to e-readers. Here’s a rundown of some of the free stuff handed out to Tinseltown celebrities last night.

The Body Shop gave out samples from three of their skin care lines. Not impressed? Well, they bundled it with Barnes and Noble’s e-reader, the $199 Nook, which came pre-loaded with books on skin care.

Entertainment Tonight offered a two-night stay in an ocean view suite at Terranea Resorts, which start at $425 a night.

http://www.mainstreet.com/article/lifestyle/luxury/peek-inside-emmy-gift-bags

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Dead give away on the two notes written by the same person. The tooth fairy note full of !!!!! The poem, none. Case solved.

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What is the dead giveway? Please show me why you believe so. I've looked at the handwriting, and I don't believe that they were. Please read my post. I'm not an expert by any means, but this one wasn't difficult.

What am I missing? Exclamation marks prove nothing. I could give a complete analysis of both writings, but I'll spare everyone here because bottom line is that Kate felt it necessary to put Mady's poem on display for one reason - to show how important she is as a mother. Mady wrote that Kate gave her life. Kate wrote in her birthday note to the twins that God gave the girls to her. It has to be about HER. The woman is so an over-the-top egomaniac that she's never coming down, and even though she obviously reads the blogs and tweets (that she says she doesn't see) that point out her persistent ME, ME, Me, she can't help herself and she's never going to change.

Warmth Of The Sun said...

Mo - I mis-read you post. Sorry about that. I thought you were saying that they were written by the same person (although the poem does have an exclamation mark).
I need to put away the boxed wine! :-)

Nobody Likes a Narcissist said...

Wherever she is, we all know Khate never pays for anything. She would "NEVA" pay for a weekend away, airfare, hotels, meals. Let's not forget that this summer, she had the nerve to complain that a single DAY at nearby Hershey Park would cost too much money for the nine of them, plus helpers and the ever required Steve. So, no, I highly doubt she's spending ten cents on any trip.

One more thing - Just Me, thanks for posting all the posts from her blogs, and the photos too! I certainly don't want to give her hits. From what I've seen so far, she is just a horrible "writer". Her blog posts read like the most boring anonymous "mommy" blog that I've ever seen. Shallow, vapid.....less than MEDIOCRE. I guess Khate has never surfed around the internet and seen the truly witty, interesting, informative mom blogs out there. Khate has ZERO talent. She does absolutely NOTHING well at all (except complain and yell).

Also, I really have a problem with her posting photos, drawings, and poems of the kids. Yet again, she just is unable to stand on her own, and has to use the kids. I'm not crazy about any of those mommy blogs where people share photos of their kids and details of their lives. I just know that as a kid, I would have completely hated it if my mother posted my photos, drawings, poetry, etc. (lol, if the internet had existed back then). As a mother, I know that my kids would NOT want me to do that, not that I ever would share their lives with strangers. I just don't get that people feel the need to do that. Khate needs to grow up and stand on her own two feet, and finally stop using her kids.

Oh sheesh, I just checked Twitter and it seems that the teeny boppers are trying to "trend" Happy Birthday to Cara and Mady. So, they've posted a million times.

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