Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Public Service Announcement: Why photography can make or break a blog

We've never done a post on this. But after this....

Heeeeello down there can you hear me?!
this...
Moooo, who's there I can't see it's so dark!

and nearly gagging over this....

Now we know why Mady needed a glass of water so bad.

....It's time.

Photography can elevate your blog from mediocre to truly Pioneer Woman-ish fantastic. Especially when you are trying to convey the tastes and smells of delicious food. And while other bloggers can offer dozens of great tips on how to make your blog photos really wow your readers, we recognize the need to dumb it down for the dumb-ish and take baby steps. So for now we offer just three big ones:

1. get close
2. get closer
3. Photoshop (or iPhoto) is your friend

That's all you need. You don't need a DSLR or some kind of fancy lens. You don't need a photography class or to even be that artistic. Just invest in a point and shoot that has a "macro" or similar setting (allows you to shoot really close to your subject and captures all the details and makes them pop), get in there with your subject and snap away. Then after, don't be afraid to play with the photo in Photoshop or iPhoto until it looks really cool.

Here's some examples yours truly shot with a Canon Powershoot SX260 on the macro setting:

Get down in there. Get low with the food, get as close as you can, and shoot toward and into it, not hovering above it. Stop hovering, we're photographers not helicopter pilots!

Mmm, this simple pizza I made on the grill looks mouth-watering when you actually can see it.

I didn't even like these that much, I think I left something out, but using a white container, a fun angle,
natural light and getting in as close as possible makes them look yummier than they really are.
Even a mediocre Caesar salad just looks better when you get in close and don't hover.

Photoshop or iPhoto can help improve a blah photo. Take Kate's cow photo she probably took on her iPhone. It's so dark you can hardly tell what it is:

But with a little playing around on iPhoto, cropping it and lightening and adding some cool filters, it can look a lot better. It's still blurry, you can't make chicken soup out of chicken sh%&, but it's a lot more presentable.





Thanks for indulging me in sharing a little of my hobby of photography and may all blogs everywhere be forever more much prettier. Especially that one called kateplusmy8.com. Happy shooting and share your photos if you want, I'd love to see.

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franky said...

Great idea admin. I bet Khate's photos look better tomorow.

bearswife said...

So true, admin, and funny.
Your food photos look great. I sometimes take pics of my food - eg. if my apple pie looks amazing. But I think my food photos happen because I cooked professionally for 20 years and still like to prove to myself that I've still got it. lol.
I enjoy photography and I just have a 'crappy' Nikon S8100. Mostly I take pictures of native wildflowers and plants and bugs.
After all, it's not rocket salad surgery to take a halfway decent picture! ;P

Border Collie said...

At least those cows have not lost their lives due to Kate. I don't recall ever seeing beef on her plates of whatever she serves up. Hard to tell sometimes. The picture with the patty made out of who-knows-what and perhaps fries and something and something else that I have no idea what it is, is dreadful. Slop. I'd bet that patty has no cow in it.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

franky said... 1
Great idea admin. I bet Khate's photos look better tomorow.
May 1, 2012 8:07 PM

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Whatever we can do to help.

Midnight Madness said...

At least in your photos, you had something to work with. In Kate's case, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. In the first photo, even if you didn't hover high above, tried different lighting and angles, it's still going to look like barf-on-a-plate, only close up barf-on-a-plate!

She has to make her food look somewhat presentable BEFORE she fools around with the photography aspect of it.

Water Woman said...

What Midnight said. I think you have to start with something edible.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

What Midnight said. I think you have to start with something edible.

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Lol I see your point. Maybe step one should be, make something edible?

PJ's momma said...

Wow, what a contrast. My sister-in-law is Kate without the jumbo uterus. She turns every single conversation around to herself, without fail. When someone posted that Penelope One-Upper video, my husband nearly died laughing because it's HER.

Anyway, she was a prolific poster on many scrapbook boards, until they went poof. Now she is calling herself a professional photographer and has almost been begging for photo shoots for seniors, complete with offer for professional makeup artist (typos all over the ad, no less), she posted constantly of the two girls whose photos she had done (one was her niece and the other a church friend). They were OK, definitely not worth what she is asking. So she moved on to calling herself a professional baby photographer. Except only one bit, and it was her nephew. She couldn't get any baby spokesmodels either, despite offering to cut her 'rate.' Oh well. Now she's on to calling herself a professional engagement photographer, because she's done one shoot. Again, they're OK but not worth what she asks. I can hardly wait to see what her next professional claim will be!

She's just damn mediocre and a hobbyist, like the rest of us, but like Kate, she can't resist the urge to toot her own horn (LORD, the scrapbook posts would make you cringe) and command the prices a very gifted photographer could. In fact, these Admin photos are by far better than her 'photo shoots' with her 'spokesmodels.'

It's a riot to watch all this go down, both in Kate-land and in-law land! Unlike Kate though, she has her mother hanging on her every word and breath. Her mother created this monster. Her mother has a niece, our cousin, who busted her butt putting herself through college while raising her family. She is a graphic artist and teaches graphic art at school and freelances on the side. Her aunt, my mother-in-law actually told her that "D" is an artist too! Based on the fact that she scrapbooks! (Keep in mind that NObody can stand "D" in the family.) Our cousin was VERY insulted by the comparison but she held her tongue. Narcissists is what these helicopter parents are raising, and I have a 45-year-old example. And it ain't pretty, no matter what her mother thinks.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

WOW PJ scary story. When did we become a society where photos (or insert whatever hobby here) that ANYONE could take if they just did a few simple things become something that commands big bucks? Not everything we do is fantastic and amazing but people like Kate sure thinks they are.

This scared me when you said this: "Narcissists is what these helicopter parents are raising, and I have a 45-year-old example. And it ain't pretty, no matter what her mother thinks."

I wonder if helicopter parenting does indeed have a direct correlation to hot messes like Kate.

PJ's momma said...

Admin, I don't know if Kate's parents were as, um, 'loving' as my mother-in-law is to her daughter (but completely ignores her only other child, my husband), but she has done her daughter no favors. Everyone hates her. She is intolerable. I think on some level, her mothe realizes this because she always has a panicked look on her face when this woman takes over every conversation.

Another thing she has done is plastered massive amounts of pictures of her wonder child (complete with name) all over the scrapbook boards and flickr and now her 'professional' websites, without any apparent thought that it could be dangerous. She exaggerates everything - even the age of that kid. I wondered if she got the 'high school spokesmodels' to give permission before she plastered (and plastered) their private photos everywhere too. She even tagged them on facebook so any creep could find them!

No worries, she won't make any money. She can command what she wants, but if she ever makes enough to justify the cost of her camera, it'll be a miracle.

Hey, thanks for the macro advice! I just learned something about my camera!

fidosmommy said...

Sorry but I have to say that none of the food pictures worked for me. Close up or hover shot,
it wasn't anything that I found appetizing. Maybe I just don't understand the food photography thing. Again, sorry.

Westcoaster said...

Thanks for the new post. I absolutely understand what you are saying because I also take food photos when i'm traveling to share with friends on my travel blog. Right now I have several of pastas in Italy that put Kate truly to shame, and I just point and shoot, pretty much. So it's not rocket science most of the time. BUT, it is Kate, no regard for the product, thinks she's really special. Basically, she needs to use a camera, not her pinky phone, but also she needs to learn how to cook. Her recipes and pictures clearly show her two left feet in the kitchen.

Re: her attempt at "Asian"? Why would anyone cooking for 8 use 3/4 of a box of noodles meant for 4? WTF is she going to do with 1/4 of a box of noodles? And she mentions using leftover chicjen. She never cooks enough for anyone to begin with, so what could have possibly been leftover for that dish? 4 oz?

Border Collie said...

Westcoaster said:
Why would anyone cooking for 8 use 3/4 of a box of noodles meant for 4? WTF is she going to do with 1/4 of a box of noodles? And she mentions using leftover chicjen. She never cooks enough for anyone to begin with, so what could have possibly been leftover for that dish? 4 oz?
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You got that right Westcoaster. I wondered the exact same thing. What IS she going to do with 1/4 box of noodles? For heavens sake, cheap is one thing, this is something else. Did she mean that to be for 8 kids? Really? The woman is clearly off her nut.

Tamara said...

readerlady said...Tess -- I like scifi/fantasy. I've read "Ender's Game" and a few other books by him.
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Love the Ender's Game series, especially the Shadow books that deal more with geopolitics. Even the comic books are good, though they don't look much like what I've been picturing since I read Ender's Game for the first time as a teenager.

Anonymous said...

Awww Admin, you're taking all the fun out of laughing at Kate, especially the bright FLASH! off her countertop! That had me rolling.

Amateur photographer
(And I do mean amateur)

gotyournumberKate said...

You have made a great point, Admin. In all the time I have been watching Kate I have never seen her make more than a medicocre attempt at anything she does. If anyone is mediocre it is Kate. The worst part is how her fans praise anything she does no matter how bad it is. I have always thought her fans were going to be a part of her undoing. As long as they praise her for nothing special she is going to continue to do just that, nothing special. Why would she care that she is posting mediocre photos when her fans tell her they are the best they have ever seen? The woman is lazy. She runs around like a chicken with her head cut off day after day accomplishing nothing special yet expects the best. Kate expects to be recognized and rewarded for mediocre work. She expects to be put in the same ranks as the people who have worked years and years for their success and who have real talent. Kate never ceases to amaze me with her entitlement fantasies. Thankfully so far, producers and celebrities are not stupid and can see straight through her. I don't think Kate Gosselin is ever going to "get it". She will die believing she is star material. What a pathetic, lonely life she will have.

TLC stinks said...

Lovely photos, Admin. Used to take black and white professionally years ago.

In the previous post I provided the info on Kate speaking at that charity event tomorrow. That's why she's so busy today. I bet she is packing and preparing to fly with Stevie for their alone time. And that event is black tie so she will most likely be in another of her ahort prom dresses. She likes to play peek a boob with Sreve apparently. I have to wonder if Steve spent the night at the McMansion.

Also someone commented on the other thread that the boys looked thin and listless. I did not see the listless she saw but for sure they are thin.

Mel said...

I see one of the twitter's is again advocating for Kate to get some "me" time.

Just how much "me" time does one person deserve? She doesn't work, has 9 hours/day during the week, every other weekend, plus whatever other time Jon takes the kids, plus her time away in NYC to have her hair done, plus her time away running, plus her time away for days at a time doing her hussy act out of town with the married bodyguard.

Add that all up and she has 90% "me" time and 10% time with the kids, during which she tweets and pretends to cook and isn't at all focused on the kids.

I wonder if still knows the names of the sextuplets. She appears to have NO interest in them, they not being her ticket to fame right now.

TLC stinks said...

Forgot to add that perhaps the reason why some of the photos are so bad is that some are taken by Mady. She did crow that Mady is into photography (although this could be in response to us questioning the high angle of some of the photos so it had to be PB taking those photos of Kate). Anyway, if she is taking those pictures, she has no artistic talent whatsoever so how can she even be any good with crafts?

Love to hear from anyone here who attends the charity event about her interactions with Steve. In my book, she is a husband-stealing slut.

JoyinVirginia said...

Tamara, Readerlady, Tess - I love most everything Orson Scott Card writes. He has done some modern fantasy novels too that are great reads, check out Magic Street. I just finished Shadows in Flight, and the Shadow series is going to reconnect with future Ender in the next one or two novels to bring together this grand view of the future.
Admin, thank you for the tips! Now I have to see if my camera has a macro setting. I like to take pictures of the garden spiders and swallowtail caterpillars in the garden. I grow fennel because the butterfly caterpillars love it so much, and you can visibly see them grow from day to day.

Duckman said...

"...Meanwhile, I followed the directions on the box of Annie Chun’s maifun rice noodles, soaking 3/4 of the box in hot water, as instructed..."

Hey Kate, it works better if you soak the contents of the box instead of the box itself. On the other hand, maybe you really do like eating wood pulp for dinner...

terri said...

Just listened to Jon on a morning radio show. He says his child support is now $1500.00 per month down from $22,000. He alluded to the fact that he was behind in CS payments due to a slow Jan. And Feb. but that he is up to date now. Says that he and Kate are friendly now for the sake of the kids. He is involved in many charity events. All in all was a good interview and he has a mean sense of humor. Compared to Kate doing interviews he is the far better interview.He comes across as very personable and someone you wouldn't mind spending time with.

koopdedoo said...

Perkins family on the Today show (I saw them after 9:00 East Coast time, not sure if the segment was shown earlier). calling their babies a "six pack"...

Rhymes with Witch said...

Bringing over from the previous post (having difficulty posting)


That know-it-all really thinks her sheeple are that stupid. 1090
Pink, honestly, some of them are............

PJs momma Please tell your husband the I am appropriating easy squeezy - I love it and will give him full credit.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

So $1500 barely covers lunches? What a greedy pig she is.

Gift of grab said...

(1/2) Hey, Ex Nurse, I found your comment at the end of the last thread. I don't want to belabor the point, but I did want to respond (edited for length).

"Well, I agree with you that two wrongs don't make a right, but I don't follow the reversal of logic to get to where it is justified. And I don't understand how intimidation and harassment is a matter of perception. It is pretty clear that whoever is behind the 2 twitter accounts is purposefully trying to frighten Kate by exposing some dark secret unless she changes her behavior. . . .

People can judge for themselves if this is amusing or justified.--Here are all of the tweets from the kentonkreider and gosselinbook twitter accounts:

KentonKreider:
What a coincidence that you mention me for the first time ever, just a few days after I reach out to you. Thats my big girl.

You're on the right track Kate. Keep it up and this will go away. Give your kids whats left of their childhoods. We're watching

Where are you tonight my beautiful angel? We miss you so much. Please let us see our grandchildren Katie. Please? Daddy loves U

It would appear that the chickens will be coming home to roost in 58 days Katie dear, according to gosselinbook.com.

Hello sweetheart. Did u remember to keep Christ in Christmas like i asked? Can't wait to hear about it at gosselinbook.com

Gosselinbook:
I know what you did @Kateplusmy8, and in 51 days so will the world. @radar_online, @usweekly, @DiscoveryComm

"Good Moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens and HAPPY KIDS!"

Everyone should have Julie on their side. She is incredibly insightful and a savvy strategist. I couldn't agree more. Veritas!!

Kate, we'll give $1,000 to the charity of your choice if you'll post some pictures of You stuffing all the plastic Easter eggs.

“You know, love is the best discipline of all.” – Kate Gosselin 1 of my favs!

Hi Julie Carson May! Can't wait 4 u to read about ur greatest creation! You must be so proud of yourself! gosselinbook.com

56 more days Kate!! It's not too late to change your ways. Follow us for updates!"

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You have made a great point, Admin. In all the time I have been watching Kate I have never seen her make more than a medicocre attempt at anything she does. If anyone is mediocre it is Kate.

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The great irony, isn't it? Kate can't see how truly mediocre she is. And you know what, that's fine. Be mediocre. But own it.

Gift of grab said...

(2/2) To date, Kate has not acknowledged these accounts in any way. Which suggests to me one of the following:
--she hasn't seen the comments (unlikely; even had she missed them, her "security" would probably have brought them to her attention)
--she doesn't care
--she has nothing to fear from anyone suggesting that there are things in her past that might embarrass her if exposed
--she is behind them (presumably in an effort to promote herself)

Seeing all of the comments together just reinforces my opinion that intimidation is in the eyes of the beholder. Would a law-enforcement agency see anything threatening about these comments? I don't know. Would whatever information alluded to in these comments ACTUALLY embarrass Kate? I don't know. As we've seen, it takes a LOT to embarrass Kate, and no matter what the information, you know her approach will be to impugn the source, or go to the old standby, "Everything I've done has been for my kids."

The tone of these comments is, in fact, quite similar to Kate's when she throws out one of those "oh if you only knew what I know" remarks. While I might question the long-term PR value of her strategy to discredit people she views as inimical to her goals, I don't question her right to say what she wants. No one is compelling her to say or do anything in a public forum. But when she chooses to do so, she shouldn't be surprised when others respond; and if she doesn't like the response, or the way it's done, I think that qualifies as too bad, so sad. In short, I am amused by the posters' attempt to turn Kate's own weapons of innuendo and prevarication against her, and I think they are entitled, as is she, to free expression of their opinions. If ever this turns into an overt threat of grievous bodily harm against Kate, that's where I personally draw the line.


I hope anyone else who has an opinion about this will weigh in.

readerlady said...

Carried over from the previous discussion.

Mrs. Malaprop -- I LOVE Graeters ice cream. Their peppermint stick is my favorite. Unfortunately, you can only get that at Christmas time in Columbus, but in Cincinnati it's available year round. Love it with some bittersweet topping. Their coconut chip is really good, too, and the chocolate chip.

For someone who is so busy, KK seems to be twatting a lot this morning, judging from the feed at the top of the blog.

Kelly H. said...

Photography is my hobby too. I have had people ask me to take their family photos but have declined because I do not think I am good enough. I am more of a sports photographer, if anything.

It is easy to pick up hints and techniques from good photographers on different blogs. The Pioneer Woman has excellent tutorials on learning the ins and outs of photography (Miz Booshay is an excellent source). It really does not take much effort to improve upon your photography. The problem with Kate is she does not want to put effort into anything.

Westcoaster said...

Twatting, twatting, twatting - a mediocre bore.

Black tie in the Ozarks, cannot wait to see which Vegas looks she pulls out for this one. Y'know if she only had a girlfriend, she wouldn't have to pay Skeeve to be her date, err bodyguard.

librarylady said...

Just listened to Jon on a morning radio show. He says his child support is now $1500.00 per month down from $22,000

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I'm sure she'll start pulling out the bills again and start crying "poor me, look at me, I can only support them on tv" once this spreads a bit.

Funny how none of the other HOM families HAVE to be on the air in some fashion to support THEIR families.

aggiemom09121416 said...

otyournumberKate said... 15

In all the time I have been watching Kate I have never seen her make more than a mediocre attempt at anything she does. If anyone is mediocre it is Kate. The worst part is how her fans praise anything she does no matter how bad it is.
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The point is, Kate's BEST attempts only produce mediocre results. I think she tries really hard, but due to limited intelligence and abilities, it still results in sub-par results.(I think this was one reason she was seen as such a bitch on the show, she was trying to out-perform her abilities).

Examples of her hard work? all of her yummy food pics she posts, her reorganized basement she worked on all weekend (that resulted in a few slap-together plastic shelves with sticky notes stuck to them), her Easter baskets, Christmas tree, hearty breakfast, to name a few.. She yaks incessantly about her projects, makes them seem like great endeavors, but when she posts the final result, most of us say, 'WTF, That's the best you can come up with'??

And her books? Excluding the one Beth wrote (I bought it at a yard sale, skimmed it, and then threw it in the trash), the books she wrote are probably written on a 5th grade reading level (read snippets of them on the internet).

Kate's limited intellectual abilities required her to write notes and hang them all over the house; I believe if she didn't have these constant in-your-face directives, she wouldn't have been able to do normal daily activities (not to mention the fact that she had a state-paid nurse and an army of volunteers during the day).
As far as her fans? I believe they are just like Kate. Limited intelligence, wall flowers, nobody special, no great achievements. One of their 'own' has managed to escape being a nobody like themselves.
It's funny though, that these fans still cheer her on when she does one of her 'events', and when she does so, she ignores her tweeties, and doesn't even tell them where she's going (example, hair frying, Las Vegas, Mexico photo shoot)..It's kinda like junior high...one of the plain girls gets invited to the popular girl's party..her fans feel that if Kate is accepted, they have a chance at being accepted too. But they all need to wake up and smell the roses...even Kate. At the end of the day, Kate isn't asked to join the popular group...all that group sees is a woman with a winnie-the-pooh tattoo, someone who birthed too many medicaid babies.
Kate, you will never escape your life of mediocrity..

(how could I forget her dancing?)
Geez, she said she was going to win! Then, she said she could do the dance perfectly in practice, yet was too nervous to do it when the time came...

How many other things has she claimed to do SO WELL, yet when delivering the goods, it was mediocre?

Kate is a twit said...

terri #22-I also listened to that radio show and Jon came across very well. When he talked about Kate, he was very nice and didn't throw her under the bus, like she does him.

He seemed very upbeat and in a good place. It was a good interview.

aggiemom09121416 said...

terri said... 22

Just listened to Jon on a morning radio show. He says his child support is now $1500.00 per month down from $22,000.
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Kate won't even need a calculator to see this is a big difference!

Wonder how many months he was paying 22000? That's a lot of cash!
(and don't forget, that was all tax free)

I have no idea how much the kid's school tuition is..surely his old support paid it in it's entirety...but with 1500, Kate is going to have to start coughing up some SERIOUS cash (I bet there isn't much left in the kid's account, probably didn't have much to begin with.)

FireChicksKickAsh said...

Midnight Madness said... 5
She has to make her food look somewhat presentable BEFORE she fools around with the photography aspect of it.
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AGREED. Here is a beautifully photographed and beautifully written food blog with wonderful recipes. Kate will never be able to compete. http://annies-eats.com/

Once a Viewer said...

aggiemom: Good post. I agree with you. She is a 'mediocre' person, and many people are content to be that way and there is nothing wrong with that. But Kate just doesn't see her own shortcomings. She actually seems to believe she can give people advice and is an expert on parenting, cooking, fashion/beauty, savings strategies, nutrition, fitness,handy tips, medical advice, holiday celebration, and more. She shares her results via twitter, blog, CC, and her phone photos- the admiration she gets from young girls or struggling young moms, a couple of Gather writers, or weird individuals seem to be enough to sustain her. And the way she says she 'is famous' for this and that is really grating.

Kate is a twit said...

Another thing about Jon's interview-He at least promoted a charity function that he will be attending at the end of May.

Kate hasn't done anything to promote the one she will be at this week, except in reply to a tweet. Even then she didn't mention the fundraiser or what it was about all she said was "so excited 2speak to/abt the worlds best people: MOMS! ..'planes trains &automobiles' otherwise..worth it 2meet new people tho!"

Again, it's about her-not about the charity.

TLC stinks said...

I guess Jon had to pay that $22k a month because he was still under TLC's thumb with a contract although he did not work for them. Same with Kate, I believe, she was still getting a salary until the contract ran out. The $1500 a month explains why she was down in the dumps. Still don't understand her saying it's difficult to save for college. Where did the money from TLC go? Yeah, she's a GREAT spokesperson for CC. She spends that $1500 for one day of Steve's "services".

Oh, the Ozark's thing is Friday, May 4 so maybe Steve isn't there yet. I believe I said tomorrow for the event.

Spring Has Sprung said...

So much for Twitter silence. That didn't last long! It didn't take her long to get back into the old groove.

She needs their praise and ego fix. They need attention and acknowledgment from a "celebrity." It's a mutual symbiosis.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

So much for Twitter silence. That didn't last long! It didn't take her long to get back into the old groove.

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Probably jealous Jon got a radio interview so has to make up for it and get her ego stroked.

Is her thingy tomorrow or Friday? Because Lord knows I wouldn't know since no one is promoting it least of all Kate. Surely she'll be out of here soon and on twitter silence again because her go is getting stroked elsewhere.

Kate's Going Down said...

I fully believe Jon's child support amount was amended because the custody was amended and he has them more often now.

As someone else pointed out very astutely, every weekend, Kate tweets like she's with the kids. But she never had the kids EVERY weekend in the first place. And the tipoff is when she only tweets once or twice and then no more. You know she's not with the kids then.

She's trying to make it look as if she's with the kids every weekend, when that hasn't been the case since the divorce. He has more time with them now. So he pays less in CS, which is appropriate. I say good for Jon and good for the kids. They can benefit from spending less time with their personality-disordered, mentally unhealthy mother.

I don't even read her twitter anymore. I glance at the few at the top of this page from time to time, but she bores the ass off me these days.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She's trying to make it look as if she's with the kids every weekend, when that hasn't been the case since the divorce. He has more time with them now. So he pays less in CS, which is appropriate. I say good for Jon and good for the kids. They can benefit from spending less time with their personality-disordered, mentally unhealthy mother.

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I have definitely noticed the past several weeks she acts like she has the kids every weekend, and yet when someone asked she herself even admits just the other day he has every other weekend and "when he asks" whatever that means. So I don't know what games she is playing but the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing.

Oh I'm also not buying Jon gets the kids 'when he asks." You would be nuts to allow such a thing as either of their attorneys. It's a recipe for disaster. That kind of thing only works if you and the parent are chummy. When you are dealing with a sociopath like Kate you get a schedule and you get it pinned down to the minute and you don't accept any deviation.

I know from my source Jon has the kids more, he even tweeted there was a custody change when he had his boys, I'd be shocked if it weren't all set in stone. Kate is just loath to admit that he got the kids more and, rightly, got a reduction in support as a result. She's a child.

terri said...

Amin. Jon did say that he had the kids just this past Monday. He was also asked if he gets all the kids at the same time and he said yes.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Terri, on the radio he said he had them Monday?

There ya go, a custody change just like my source told me months ago.

I'm glad he's getting them during the school week, maybe it can be less militant for them and more relaxing, and maybe when they get home they can just worry about homework and play time like what normal kids should worry about, and not have to slave away doing all the chores and cooking dinner for each other.

Is this interview available online anywhere?

terri said...

Amin. He was on the Preston and Steve show on 93.3 WMMR radio. I don't know if interview is available. I will research and get back to you.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I looked at their web site and Preston and Steve have a podcast so maybe it will be available later today or tomorrow.

Oh what's the first thing on their web site, promoting a blood drive.

terri said...

Yes Admin. that is the web site. The blood drive is on there. I hope they make the interview available for you to listen to. I think after hearing Jon speak you will agree with me that he is a far better interview than Kate could ever be. He just seems to have an ease about him. Kate always comes across as trying to hard to prove herself.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I just checked Kate's tweets from Monday out of curiosity. She didn't say much and didn't mention the kids once. She retweeted some self serving nonsense about making it through the day, reminded us about her stupid financial planning blog post, talked about how busy she is, and then talked about arranging her gardening hoses (ha-ha) and taking a trip to Lowe's.

So at least she wasn't lying about having the kids. But she conveniently leaves out that Daddy has them because she doesn't want us to know that.

honkytonklady said...

Jon did say that he had the kids just this past Monday. He was also asked if he gets all the kids at the same time and he said yes.

So how do you explain this tweet from her on Monday:

Do u remember Sunkist Fruit Gems? haven't had them since I was a kid-FAVORITE candy as a kid!Found them at BB&B!My big girls&I r enjoying!

Dare I say it, but was our Kate, gulp, LYING?!

TLC stinks said...

Ok, so I have a question for someone familiar with PA child support allocation. If Jon was paying $22k a month for 8 kids (5 days a week), then what could his salary have been from TLC (still under contract but not working for them)? I mean, a judge wouldn't order a payment from a parent they could not possibly play. This would enlighten me as to how much Kate may have been receiving from TLC until the contract ran out March 1. A drop to $1500 is huge even if he is getting the kids more often. I would assume his former salary from TLC must have been rather huge too although he was forced to split apt. costs with his girlfriend. I have no idea but now that $500K figure that floated around for Kate seems pretty real, unless part of that salary included the perks and freebies.

Rhymes with Witch said...

As far as her fans? I believe they are just like Kate. Limited intelligence, wall flowers, nobody special, no great achievements. One of their 'own' has managed to escape being a nobody like themselves. 33

I posted this previously but I think it bears repeating, as I think it explains the sheeple as well. Interesting article about who we as a society revere. An excerpt:

“We are living in an everyone-is-special-and-there-are-no-losers society. As a result, we are fearful of accomplished people because they can do stuff that we cannot do, and giving them the spotlight would un-level the playing field. We are, as a result, much more comfortable with the famous-for-nothing paradigm, because then, we, the great unexceptional masses, still have shot at celebrity.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/doonan/2012/04/kim_kardashian_why_does_she_fascinate_us_we_used_to_revere_scientists_and_surgeons_.2.html

terri said...

Trust me, she's not liking it one little bit now that Jon can speak freely. People are going to start seeing the truth and she knows her days of bull shitting everyone are over.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Honkytonklady oops I missed that one!

Sent at 6:42 PM Eastern if I did my math right.....liar.

honkytonklady said...

LOL Admin I knew it was too good to be true. She has to lie. If her fingers are tweeting, she's lying.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Honky I'm sure Kate will spin that as not really a lie. Big girls are enjoying....that just means they enjoy them currently, I never said they are enjoying them RIGHT THIS SECOND AS WE SPEAK.

What the big girls were probably really enjoying at that moment was a relaxing supper at Dad's that he cooked instead of them and no inquisition about peeling globes or whatever stick is up their mother's butt at that moment.

Rhymes with Witch said...

After Kate tweeted everything but an engraved invitation to Chris the pap this past weekend to come take pics, this must be killing her. (No pics of any kids in the article).

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/05/jon-gosselin-new-romance-liz-photos-more-kids

carolina peach said...

As Adam says on Mythbusters, "I reject your reality and substitute my own." Emasculate Kate, a legend in her own mind, really thinks that everything she does is to the delight of everyone else on Earth. Anything she does, she thinks is so absulutely wonderful and better than anyone else. The whole world is waiting to see what she posts next. She really believes this.

Wonder what her reaction would be if one of the children filled a plate with stuff that looked like post yak attack.

By the way Kate, I remember when you corrected J's grammar on the couch. He said 'perfect' instead of 'perfectly'. How about learning when to use 'me' and when to use'I'. This just drives I crazy.

Ques: how much does it cost her to buy followers? Does she get a group discount? Must cost less than gym class.

Kate is Krazy said...

what, 22K to 15 hundred?

Maybe the kids came home Monday evening?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Ok, so I have a question for someone familiar with PA child support allocation. If Jon was paying $22k a month for 8 kids (5 days a week), then what could his salary have been from TLC (still under contract but not working for them)? I mean, a judge wouldn't order a payment from a parent they could not possibly play. This would enlighten me as to how much Kate may have been receiving from TLC until the contract ran out March

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It's a BIG clue as to just how much they were making a month. I.e. A LOT. Put it this way, we know they were making at least 22,000 a month and probably a lot more. That's 264,00 a YEAR!!!! What family even of eight kids couldn't have a wonderful lifestyle on that? And we know it was a lot more.

There's all kinds of reports about all the millions they made. Kate would have been stupid not to demand millions after their popularity hit its peek. Which is why her poor me crap is so disingenuous. We all know this family made a killing off their children and the fact that Kate didn't save it properly to see them through the coming years or the fact that Kate doesn't want to dip into her savings or whatever the heck is going on in her head is her fault not the responsibility of others to help get her by.

honkytonklady said...

Yep that sounds more like it Admin!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Maybe the kids came home Monday evening?

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At 6:45? That's when most people are still wrapping up dinner.

So even assuming he sped them home that early, I love how Kate bribes them when they get home with treats. Oh you were at Daddy's now you're back with me here have some candy.

Kate is Krazy said...

Is Jon's house close enough to get to school on time the next day ( school nights?) Maybe that's why they maybe came home early? Of course Kate would 'outdo' Jon somehow OR cold shoulder them.

aggiemom09121416 said...

It's a BIG clue as to just how much they were making a month. I.e. A LOT. Put it this way, we know they were making at least 22,000 a month and probably a lot more. That's 264,00 a YEAR!!!! What family even of eight kids couldn't have a wonderful lifestyle on that? And we know it was a lot more.
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And whatever Kate received from Jon, it was ALL tax-free!
How long was she receiving 22000 a month?
How much is her annual tuition bill?

Jane said...

iTunes has the Preston and Steve WMMR podcast - today's isn't posted yet.

Gift of grab said...

She probably got that $22K/mth from the time custody was decided, a little more than two years. So that's another $500-600K in her pocket over the past 24 months.

Even in our wildest estimations, no one has suggested that her basic monthly expenses for the kids, house, maintenance, tuition, etc., exceeded $22K per month. So I guess I would wonder what a judge (or other intermediary) thought "entitled" her to that amount. Was it solely based on Jon's earnings? And was she forced to put in the same amount (and account for it)? It's a LOT of money, she probably put quite a bit of it away since TLC was still paying a great many of her expenses over that period.

It sure puts the lie to her crying poor all the time now, doesn't it? Unless by "poor" she means unable to afford to keep Steve around as much as she would like.

Spring Has Sprung said...

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 No doubt Kate will be unleashing some of the best kids/young adults on this world in a few yrs...2her credit of gr8 training!

If that happens, it will be thanks to Jon!


"Do u remember Sunkist Fruit Gems? haven't had them since I was a kid-FAVORITE candy as a kid!Found them at BB&B!My big girls&I r enjoying!

Dare I say it, but was our Kate, gulp, LYING?!"

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In defense of Kate here (gulp), this may have been one of her carefully crafted statements. She said that she and the big girls are enjoying. She doesn't say NOW, or on that day. It could be just generally, such as if one were to say that the kids and I are enjoying the pool. That doesn't necessarily mean that we are swimming right now, but we are enjoying (having) the pool.

Oh, heck...I don't know. In Kate's world, anything is possible!

TLC stinks said...

We know she won't be home with this weekend because of the charity thing Friday night.

Yes, Admin., Jon and Kate made a bundle. So why was Jon splitting rent with a girl friend while Kate continued with her trips to NYC and paying Steve? She got that house, but along with it comes all the expenses. Seems to me Jon was smart to let her have it.

I think that now the cash cow has gone away for Kate, ol' Steve is rethinking his relationship with her. I got a feeling he won't be around for much longer, particularly after Jon's book comes out.

I agree that Kate does not want to dip into her savings. It was the same thing when she and Jon inherited money from his dad. She made Jon live off $5 a week lunch allowance. She grifted from the church, neighbors, companies, etc. Thus, the kids are wearing clothes too big while she wears designer clothes and gets her hair done in NYC. She is well off financially for the time being, but eventually her little jobs here and there are not going to pay for all those upcoming kid expenses. I think she wants to hang on to the house for appearances, but it must pain her to have to write that mortgage check each month. I just hope the kids were not cheated by her, but since she said on her CC blog that she has to save for college x 8, she is either lying or has spent the money. I don't know what rights Jon has to demand an accounting of where the money is going, but if she ever goes after him for more CS, he ought to. I just can't get my head around that figure of $22K a month. Wow. And no college paid for.

NJGal51 said...

Sheeple Tweeted: Nightsong6 @Kateplusmy8 I think you should be doing a new show "Coping Single" where you go around and help newly single moms cope. Who knows better?!?
Kate Replied: @Nightsong6 great idea! :) I'd love to help the many moms that find themselves where I did...
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How many millionare single moms are out there that need Kate's help? I don't think Camille Grammer will be calling on her any time soom for help!

At one point Kate said that Jon's child support was only enough to cover lunch...if he was paying $22K per month, those must have been some damn fine lunches that the kids had!

Mrs. Malaprop said...

Gift of Grab 28 - While I might question the long-term PR value of her strategy to discredit people she views as inimical to her goals, I don't question her right to say what she wants.
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Inimical - had to look it up. I learned a new word today - thanks! : )

aggiemom09121416 said...

Jon paid 264,000 tax free to Kate. Is private school tuition tax deductible? I receive tuition statements from my kid's college, and that's deductible.
If she was able to deduct that as her own expense, she made out like a bandit on her income taxes!
Does Kate take all the kids as dependents? Sometimes large families split them to give each of them some relief in regard to income taxes.
And which parent is responsible for health and dental insurance? Hope Jon isn't getting stuck with all of it...he's out there trying to make a living and she is tweeting about going to Lowe's and BBB to buy candy!

Mrs. Malaprop said...

Kelly H. said -
While I might question the long-term PR value of her strategy to discredit people she views as inimical to her goals, I don't question her right to say what she wants.
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Kelly - every time I attend a wedding I think "Wow - I could never be a professional wedding photographer!" I just know I'd mess something up, and the special pics and memories would be lost. : ) I know just about nothing about photography.

Layla said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 57
Maybe the kids came home Monday evening?

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At 6:45? That's when most people are still wrapping up dinner.

So even assuming he sped them home that early, I love how Kate bribes them when they get home with treats. Oh you were at Daddy's now you're back with me here have some candy.

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I noticed that she does tend to do that--when they come home, she makes popcorn and they have movie night, or she has the pool filled, or picks up Chinese food--and now candy. She's trying to bribe them to like her more. It shows how much they enjoy being with their dad--she feels the need to do something big when they come home, just so she can keep up with him.

Anyone notice the news stories about Jon's new girlfriend? The sheeple are going crazy over the number of women he has dated since the divorce. They're just jealous (or is it "jellus"?) because nobody wants to be with their precious Kate.

Ex Nurse said...

Gift of grab said... 26
(1/2) Hey, Ex Nurse, I found your comment at the end of the last thread. I don't want to belabor the point, but I did want to respond (edited for length). ....Seeing all of the comments together just reinforces my opinion that intimidation is in the eyes of the beholder.
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Thanks for reposting this. I disagree that the determination of whether something is intimidation/harassment is in the eyes of the beholder--it also lies in the intention of the perpetrator. It may be meaningless, but as compared to cj, milo and her other uber-fans that were topics on a previous thread about star stalkers, this registers a 10 on the Kreep-o-meter (copyright pending).

To be continued....(blogger won't let me copy and paste)

blah blah blah. Why's that news? said...

Jon Gosselin interview - click the "direct download" link. @1:11
http://prestonandsteve.libsyn.com/daily-feed-05-02-12-?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PrestonAndStevePodcast+%28WMMR+-+Preston+and+Steve+-+Podcast%29

Sorry - don't know how to make it a clickable link

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

honkytonklady said... 50

Jon did say that he had the kids just this past Monday. He was also asked if he gets all the kids at the same time and he said yes.

So how do you explain this tweet from her on Monday:

Do u remember Sunkist Fruit Gems? haven't had them since I was a kid-FAVORITE candy as a kid!Found them at BB&B!My big girls&I r enjoying!

Dare I say it, but was our Kate, gulp, LYING?!

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That was Kate-speak for her & her big boobs are
enjoying the Sunkist Fruit Gems.

twitter said...

Jon did a radio interview.

Kate's Going Down said...

Oh I guaran-damn-tee you there will be no money for the kids' college. Any of them. They'll turn 18 and Kate will say, "there you go, you're on your own! Now I don't have to pay to feed and clothe you, YAY!!!!!!"

She was definitely down about the custody change, you could tell. But only because it meant lowered child support and her perception of "losing." God knows she's been running and running from those kids since they were pulled out of her enormous uterus nearly 8 years ago. We've all SEEN her running away from them! Leaving them with nannies during her custody time all the time, etc.

As for her saying "when he wants them" of course that's a lie. But it's carefully crafted to make her look better. Like she can say "well he never ASKS for them" and then she gets sympathy and he looks like a cold, uncaring ass. When the truth is, he doesn't HAVE to ask and I doubt very seriously, along with admin, that they even have that kind of arrangement. They never have and never will.

She's a despicable liar trying desperately to hold on to any attention she can.

pay to play said...

Gift @ 26:
As a "survivor" of childhood molestation, this is the one that literally gave me the chills, as I have heard it many times in the past. As I sometimes still do when the nightmares come.
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KentonKreider:
What a coincidence that you mention me for the first time ever, just a few days after I reach out to you. Thats my big girl.

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In NO way am I saying anything against the family member above in that tweet or that KG experienced any abuse, just giving my personal opinion on it. If that is her playing a game and trying to draw attention to herself then that is the lowest of the low. If not, then wowser, it's a red flag for me. Shame can be buried for years and almost forgotten-almost-until something or someone makes it rear its ugly head and a person may do a lot to keep that hidden forever, even trying to change their ways to appease the ouster.

Ex Nurse said...

California State Law 

Legal definition of harass :

""Harass" means a knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person which seriously alarms, annoys, torments, or terrorizes the person, and which serves no legitimate purpose. The course of conduct must be such as would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, and must actually cause substantial emotional distress to the person."

This definition clearly considers the intent of the conduct in the definition. While the impact on the victim does play a role, it sets the bar at causing someone to be annoyed. Since Kate suffers from chronic annoyancitis (copyright pending)  it's pretty safe to say that these tweets annoy her. 

BTW, if there is a perceived threat to the safety of Kate or a family member, then this pattern of behavior may  also  meet the criteria to qualify as the larger crime of cyberstalking:

The defendant engaged in a pattern of conduct the intent of which was to follow, alarm, or harass the plaintiff. In order to establish this element, the plaintiff shall be required to support his or her allegations with independent corroborating evidence.

As a result of that pattern of conduct, the plaintiff reasonably feared for his or her safety, or the safety of an immediate family member. For purposes of this paragraph, "immediate family" means a spouse, parent, child, any person related by consanguinity or affinity within the second degree, or any person who regularly resides, or, within the six months preceding any portion of the pattern of conduct, regularly resided, in the plaintiff's household.

One of the following:

The defendant, as a part of the pattern of conduct specified in paragraph (1), made a credible threat with the intent to place the plaintiff in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of an immediate family member and, on at least one occasion, the plaintiff clearly and definitively demanded that the defendant cease and abate his or her pattern of conduct and the defendant persisted in his or her pattern of conduct.

The defendant violated a restraining order, including, but not limited to, any order issued pursuant to Section 527.6 of the Code of Civil Procedure, prohibiting any act described in subdivision (a).

Ex Nurse said...

Admin said....
Because Lord knows I wouldn't know since no one is promoting it least of all Kate.
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I'm pretty sure that the charity event is a paid speaking gig and she doesn't see that as her job to promote the charity or as a spokesman. When does Kate ever do more than the minimum expected? She has to be forced to mingle with her throngs of fans when she is making a promotional appearance for HERSELF.

Also, a quick comment on mediocrity:
I have a close friend that is an enormously talented artist. When her kids were younger, she was eternally frustrated because she had to work to support her family. I used to say to her that I thanked god every day that I had no talent. The simple pleasures of an uncomplicated life are vastly underrated!

Anonymous said...

Just saw a press conference with the Perkins, and they are playing the god angle, talking about a mission trip they took to Nicaragua, and how they were asked to speak about their infertility IN FRONT OF A GROUP.

Clip was about 45 secs long, can't paste a direct link because it was tacked on to another news video I was watching.

Waiting for the TV show . . . ain't it funny how all the fame-seeking HOM families are all so religious?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

After bein struck by how different a path the Henselmens have taken with kids nearly the same age I decided to ask them for an interview to get their perspective They were extremely polite but told me they don't give interviews. Good for them and I wish them well.

Cruisin Just As Fast As She Can Now said...

cindycardella
@Kateplusmy8 #Cruise ths summer w/Kate!U won't believe ths ship! #RCCL Allure8/12 out of Ft.Laud! Cabins r almost gone! http://t.co/fLU9Tz26(preview)

So if I were to call and want to book ten cabins, there wouldn't be any available? Yeah, right, Cindy, tell us another one!

aggiemom09121416 said...

Waiting for the TV show . . . ain't it funny how all the fame-seeking HOM families are all so religious?
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Not to stick up for them, but I bet after all the infertility, high risk pregnancy, expenses, etc, I can't think of another time when turning to your faith wouldn't be justified and needed. Whether that faith is needed AFTER the ordeal is over, that's another thing.

I am certainly no fan of Michelle Duggar and her lifestyle, but from listening and watching her, I can tell her faith is real and part of her everyday life. Kate might have posted notes of scripture all over her house, but 'out of the mouth the heart speaketh', and 'faith without works is dead', and I see neither in Kate Gosselin.
All that spews out of her mouth (on tape) is hatred and negativity, and I've never seen her do any good works for anyone. She can act all sweet on twitter, but that's fake, the REAL Kate is all on TLC tape. They showed a little of the real Kate on the rv trip....I wish they would show the footage that wasn't deemed worthy of her mom image at the time. I'd watch that.

Layla said...

There is a story online about couples who broke up due to reality tv. You'd think Jon and Kate would be a no-brainer for that list, but they are not included. Makes me wonder...I really think they are being actively shunned by the mainstream media. Here is a woman who will jump through any hoop to see her face on TV or in print, but...nothing has been written about her in months other than her twitter fights and some coupon stuff. She would hand over her firstborn for a talk show, but she hasn't even gotten a guest spot on a someone else's talk show in 4 months (wasn't Dr Drew taped in January?) And nothing at all since then.
Just 2 years ago she was doing DTWS, had a new book out, had two new shows coming up...and then suddenly she got the boot from DWTS, the book flopped, one show never happened, the other show was cancelled. Now all she can get is a once-a-week coupon blog. My, how far she has fallen, in such a short time.

Kate is Krazy said...

The mom of the Hanselman sextuplets wrote a book called party of Nine 9 older child too)

TLC stinks said...

You absolutely cannot take anything Kate says literally. I have never, ever come across someone like that. In her distorted mind, she's not really lying. I am 100% convinced she lied to her ob-gyn and to Jon. She appears to be a pathological liar with some other disorders thrown in. Hey, not a psychologist, but she ain't normal and I think I've been around long enough to spot disfunction when I see it. Don't need a Ph.D. on her.

mamaK said...

Ok, this post needs a disclaimer. I'm sitting here eatting my lunch and thought I'd check in. Ugh!

Kate is Krazy said...

...and a 2nd book

They have a big website which states: Jennifer will be available for book signings and speaking engagements.

http://partyofninebook.com/

KAT said...

Does Milo ever stop kissing ass? What exactly does she think will come out of this weird relationship she has with Kate?....This Milo makes my skin crawl with all of her sucking up to that con artist. I wish Kate would stop encouraging this behavior from an obvious mental case...Her "lights out man" sounds like a control freak and she sounds like she's submissive to him.....A lot of disfuntional people cling to this loser (Kate)....Y U C K....

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate is crazy look how little the kids look in the book. It's old. And if you look at the web site at the bottom it was last updated over a year ago. For whatever they may have said in the past, currently they are choosing to be private.

White Organza said...

Spring has sprung said (re: # 50 and #56) "In defense of Kate here (gulp), this may have been one of her carefully crafted statements. She said that she and the big girls are enjoying. She doesn't say NOW, or on that day. It could be just generally, such as if one were to say that the kids and I are enjoying the pool. That doesn't necessarily mean that we are swimming right now, but we are enjoying (having) the pool."
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I've been noticing a LOT of that lately from her. A kind of "artistic fuzziness" about what exactly is going on in her life.

Most probably because Jon is now allowed to tell it like it is and publicly denounce her lies, she is now very careful of how she writes about her "wonderful life being a wonderful mother to her eight wonderful kids". She's not very intelligent, but she's bright enough to know her only markeable asset in showbiz is as a "can do mom of 8", and she's "working" very hard at keeping the illusion alive without lying.

The Sunkist Fruit Gems tweet is a very good example of that kind of tinkering with the truth. Same with her latest "Menu monday": if a lot of us here can't believe there's not enough food to serve 8 kids, it's simply because there isn't: if a whole box of noodles has 4 portions, 3/4 of a box can't have 8 portions. So... she writes her "kids" loved it and not her "eight kids" as she used to remind us all time before. In this instance, could be that only the twins came back home with her after Clara's game on Sunday and that's what they had for dinner. But since being a part time mother to two tweens isn't what's going to bring those big non-mediocre Hollywood offers in, she implies that her 8 kids were with her.

Same with her " Just finished arranging all my landscaping hoses 2 make watering simple..." twitter. Surely a real "can do mom" tweet... if the sentence had a pronoun. It doesn't. I would bet the baby's milk money that the subjetc of that one was "Sam's landscaping" just finished... etc... etc..."

She's not very intelligent, but I do have to admire her street smarts... Well.. Almost. ;)

Kate is a twit said...

Today show interview with David and Laura Perkins. Video includes footage of the tups.

http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/02/11502107-welcome-to-the-world-americas-newest-sextuplets?lite

Kate is Krazy said...

admin- Yes, that's good. Just that I think these families probably get so many requests it's almost easier to share this way. I don't know if they had a gift list or made a lot of money. I won't read the books, but I think it just goes with the territory. Even Becki Dilley wrote one.
I'm not putting them down- just saying that many of these HOM families share a lot for their own reasons. I am not equating them or others with Kate!

Anonymous said...

I think there is an element of faith involved in these couples. I do NOT believe that they spend every waking moment praying about every decision that life throws at them.

The insertion of the mention of the Nicaraguan mission trip at a press conference about their 6 kids was . . . forced. It had no place in the conversation, that they were asked to discuss their fertility to a group that just happened to be on their religious mission trip. After seeing it, I fully believe that they will be benefitting financially through the media in some form or another (book, tv, speaking tours, etc.).

I also find it difficult to believe that all religious couples would spend thousand and thousands of dollars on fertility instead of adoption.

Growing up, my pastor's family had three biological children, 1 foster child and 1 adopted child. Different races. So why don't they (these wealthy infertile RELIGIOUS couples) just adopt? It's something I've never fully understood. If they have the resources to help, then the religious, usually Christian in these cases, thing to do would be to offer a home to a child that desperately needs it. Not bring HOM into the world with the major chance for major health issues.

That's why it rings false to me. The Duggars are just nuts.

mama mia said...

ROL has a Jon story about a new girlfriend and a Kate story about a twitter stalker, who says hiring a publicist to keep your name in the news doesn't pay off.

aggiemom09121416 said...

My six of EIGHT will be EIGHT in EIGHT days... Omg!All the 8's... That's so cool! I'm so elated I have 8 healthy smart happy healthy kids!XO
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@Kateplusmy8 your little ones are gonna be 8, in 8 days, right?
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@rethwill omg yes! I didn't realize the significance of today! I'm gonna tweet it.. Right now :) thanks!
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Pass the puke bucket please.
Wonder if each kid will get EIGHT presents? maybe they will get EIGHT parties? each invite EIGHT guests? get to have EIGHT bites of cake? each have EIGHT candles? party at EIGHT o'clock?

Like, oh my gosh, oh this is so cool, like, ....
GROW UP WOMAN!

Aeduko said...

So basically Kate was living on the $22K a month Jon was paying her? That's the implication I got. Even with no other income, one would think she could afford gym class for everyone on that.

Gift of grab said...

Re #78, given the dearth of her speaking engagements (this being the second in six months), you'd think she go the extra mile and post the damn link on her website and give them some promo on her Twitter. Doesn't she want to make her "employers" happy? Wouldn't it seem that this sort of behavior might lead to more paid speaking gigs?

chefsummer said...

That pattie thing she made still looks gross to me

Kate is a twit said...

Well, Radar now has a story about Kate's twitter stalker.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/05/kate-gosselin-twitter-threats

Carezee said...

I am not sure if this was mentioned at all. Before she went to "bed" the other night Kate mentioned that follower #88,888 was coming soon. That follower just happened to come along at 1:08 in the morning. What I find most peculiar is the fact that this follower just happened to know and announce the number that Kate was waiting for. I find it highly suspect that this person wasn't a sheeple with a phony account. How would the normal person just happen to announce this fact that Kate was twitting about for days before it happened? Could it be Kate?

fidosmommy said...

Could Kate be confusing "child support" with "alimony"? The idea behind CS is to support the children, not the parent. Alimony would be Kate's to spend freely.

Once a Viewer said...

Wow, Kate's really like a child, oohing and awing over all the '8's, 8 days until birthday, turning 8, 8 kids, blah, blah. Like a kid with a lucky number.

She must be bored to tweet about this!

fidosmommy said...

I think one of the reasons Kate's attempts at cooking, serving, making crafts, etc. always look sad is because speed is her goal. She believes if you can do something fast in 5 minutes, why stretch it out to 8 to make it pretty? Slap, dab, snap, done. Next? It's a chore she wants over.

Fast, fast, fast. That's her speed, even when unnecessary. If she'd slow down, she might find some pleasure in the process.

chefsummer said...

Keep on tanning Kate and this will be you.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article815290.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/A%2BNew%2BJersey%2Bmother%2Bwas%2Barrested%2Bafter%2Bher%2B5-year-old%2Bdaughter%2Bsustained%2Bburns%2Bfrom%2Btime%2Bshe%2Bspent%2Bin%2Ba%2Btanning%2Bbooth

Laura D. said...

White Organza, I think you just nailed it! She got several questions on twitter yesterday regarding the portion sizes but she did not respond. She said she and Cara came up with the recipe. The two of them had all the time in the world to tinker around the kitchen because Jon had the tups! It's all so clear now. What a freakin' manipulator she is.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Thar she blows............

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/05/kate-gosselin-twitter-threats

It certainly didn't take long.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

"My six of EIGHT will be EIGHT in EIGHT days... Omg!All the 8's... That's so cool! I'm so elated I have 8 healthy smart happy healthy kids!XO 48 minutes ago"

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Crazy woman.

And Kate has 8 working brain cells left in her skull.

Permanent Name said...

Well, kart honey, we are so proud of you! You've taken that silly old creepy cyberstalker and turned him/her into the proverbial lemonade.

ROL has picked up the story of that tweeter who said he knew what she did and in 51 days the world would know too, or something like that.

In my mind, the jury is still out as to whether kart or purseboy is behind the creepy tweets, but she sure has taken the high road here, and run to ROL crying poor me, poor me, poor memememememememe.....

Yep, she'll get some mileage out of this pesky little situation (snark intended).

Wonder how much ROL paid her for the story?

Ex Nurse said...

On the issue of child support:

Someone on this blog said that Pennsylvania state allows up to 60% of disposable (after deductions) to be deducted from salary. Since it was determined that Jon had an exclusive contract with TLC, and therefore couldn't generate additional income in the entertainment field, doesn't this demonstrate that he had to have had a guaranteed salary from TLC of around 450,000? Then, doesn't it also follow that Kate also was compensated until the end of the contract? Isn't it customary, or at least, not unusual, to compensate someone under contract if the network opts to terminate the contracted show? In general business contracts, there are often non-compete restrictions that persist after termination and that is included in the negotiated salaries or payments (if the contracted person is smart, that is). 

That works with the expiration of the TLC contract on  2012 , which would then make Jon eligible for adjustment on the basis of current income. There was, most likely, a negotiated settlement so that he wouldn't continue to publicly protest the contract or exercise the clause that Kate has said existed, over and over, that if one person didn't want to continue, they would stop the show. In any case, Kate has had plenty of warning that those payments would be drastically reduced. 

I know that the assets were split up at the time of the divorce, so it wouldn't make sense to base his CS on existing assets--or would it?  Maybe admin or someone familiar with CS can clarify this.

readerlady said...

fidosmommy 101 -- It is entirely possible, since KK requested spousal support when she filed the divorce papers. She may have indeed thought that the $22,000/mo. was hers, all hers. Yet another example of how she cut off her own nose to spite her face, by conspiring with TLC to prevent Jon from earning a living.

Vanessa said...

I think the "tweeter" included ROL in some of the tweets, perhaps this is how they got wind of the story?

Ex Nurse said...

Gift of grab....
I am in agreeance....

blah blah blah. Why's that news? said...

I posted this earlier, not sure why it is not displaying - link to Jon Gosselin's interview (Jon's segment @1:11):

http://prestonandsteve.libsyn.com/daily-feed-05-02-12-?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PrestonAndStevePodcast+%28WMMR+-+Preston+and+Steve+-+Podcast%29

...copy and paste into your browser (sorry not clickable), and then click on the "direct download" mp3.

Vanessa said...

I agree anonymous, the Perkins story sounds a lot
like the beginning of Gosselin saga.

TLC stinks said...

Ha, ha. Funny if the stalker is Gina.

terri said...

Kate is just so transparent in her actions. I sent her 1 tweet that she didn't like and I was blocked instantly. Wouldn't you think that after this Kreider person tweeted these veiled threats he too would have been blocked. It is so painfully obvious that 1.It's Kate herself or 2. She left those tweets go through to garner sympathy and a nod from Radar On Line. I see right through you Kate.

terri said...

ROL doesn't have to pay her for anything, all they have to do is read her twitter timeline.

TLC stinks said...

Kate didn't contact ROL ( unless she is the mystery stalker) because the stalker forwarded his/her tweet to ROL. Who knows? Maybe she has multiple personalities too!

anger issues kate said...

Admin: great info!

Chefsummer: Don't know if this is the same one. Did you see that woman on the news, who now might lose her kids, cause she took the 4-5 year old in the tanning booth with her? But did you see the mom, my God, she looks like a 3rd degree burn victim. When they first showed her I thought she was some 80+ woman, when they said she was young, it was hard to believe. Her skin, depends which news station you watch, looked like leather or a 3rd gedree burn. Hey, Kate this is what you are slowly gonna look like. I am shocked that the tanning salon, allowed this woman to continued to tan, one just has to look at her to know she had enough. I see a law suite coming, and skin cancer in the future. It was horrible. I like looking like a ghost.

blah blah blah. Why's that news? said...

Fidosmommy,
The narcissist I knew expected her ex to pay for pretty much half of all of her living expenses. They were not married and the narcissist had a job, so the money was ostensibly only for child support. Her "rationalizations" went something like this:
The baby lived in the house, so the ex should pay 1/2 of the mortgage. The baby sometimes watched cartoons, so the ex should pay for 1/2 of the narcissist's new flat screen tv. The baby used water and heat, and the stove was used to cook baby's food, so the ex should pay 1/2 of the narcissist's utilities. And on and on. She did not want her lifestyle to change one bit once her ex moved out. For a while, the ex was paying $3000 per month for one child.

Karen K. said...

How about a little blast from the past.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/6572249/

Kate must have failed her test.

TLC stinks said...

Can you set up tweets to post automatically? Her CC tweet sounds automatic.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate just tweeted:

kateplusmy8
5 days left of CouponCabin's Mother's Day Giveaway! Enter once a day through May 6! http://t.co/KTWRLeD1(preview)

This contest has been going on since Monday, Apr.30, and she just NOW tweets about it? Seems like someone at CC told her to tweet about it, because CC retweeted it 10 min. later.

She fails at promoting CC, she fails at promoting Camp Barbabas. When does she ever promote something that is not all about her?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I just had a thought if that guy isn't really Kate's dad, Kate's real dad might want to think about suing for impersonation and possible libel.

silimom said...

From Radaronline: With eight children and a bitter divorce to deal with, Kate Gosselin’s life is far from easy and now RadarOnline.com has learned that the reality mom is receiving threatening messages from a mystery, sinister antagonist.

Ummm...they separated going on three years ago and have been divorced for two. I really don't think she's dealing with a "bitter" divorce anymore. Maybe bitter custody issues, but the divorce was done and finalized several years ago.

I work for a law office said...

I asked a few friendly lawyers today and they said that he would have grounds to sue and because his daughter is a "celebrity" it would help the case. It seems like someone has gone too far this time.

AuntieAnn said...

The ROL write-up isn't even interesting. Kate attracted another nutjob on twitter. Whoopdeedoo. What makes that news? And being "embroiled in a legal battle with ex-husband Jon Gosselin, who owes $3557.06 in child support payments." is pretty laughable too. Six cents, bwaha. I know we were hoping she'd disappear by now, but this is pretty close. It's just a filler little piece of nothing article. Someday she won't even be mentioned.

silimom said...

Michelle Duggar was 17 when she got married? Okay...so when did this big scandalous past that Jim Bob lords over her happen? When she was 16?

I'm sorry...I got married at 32 so 17 is just hard to wrap my head around. Is that common in the south? To marry so young?

Tamara said...

What is the point of pretending to be Khate's daddy on twitter? Or of even just simply taking time out of your life to bother messing with her? Any attention is good attention in her mind. So she's still "winning". Outright ignoring her is the best way to go on twitter. The only way she "loses".

I find it interesting that Jon and Khate didn't marry in a church, or her father's church more specifically. I also wonder if there would have been a tv programme at all had Jon's dad not died.

Go Caps!!!

Mrs. Malaprop said...

Mrs. Malaprop said... 72

Kelly H. said -
While I might question the long-term PR value of her strategy to discredit people she views as inimical to her goals, I don't question her right to say what she wants.
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Kelly - every time I attend a wedding I think "Wow - I could never be a professional wedding photographer!" I just know I'd mess something up, and the special pics and memories would be lost. : ) I know just about nothing about photography.
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Sorry Kelly, my posts got crossed. You had said something about photography, and that's what I was responding to. Oops. : )

Amy2 said...

Maybe Kate's father should sue Kate for saying bad things about him on the TV show. Remember Kate said they don't know how to help us. When asked the question about where were the grandparents.

She is a Cow said...

I am wondering who will write Kate's speech for this upcoming occasion? In the past I am sure TLC helped her with these things. It should be interesting to hear Kate's thoughts on motherhood. Fantastical fiction at best.

Maybe they will get her recycled "determination" speech, that she wrote in the car on the way to the college event.

AuntieAnn said...

chefsummer @ 104


lol! chefs. That woman almost looks like Kate when she comes out of the salon.

aggiemom09121416 said...

Tamara 129 said
find it interesting that Jon and Khate didn't marry in a church, or her father's church more specifically. I also wonder if there would have been a tv programme at all had Jon's dad not died.
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Hmm, interesting...if his dad hadn't passed, maybe no show?? that's a theory to dwell on. Certainly a possibility!
As far as Jon and Kate not marrying in the church, from what I've picked up on the internet here and there, it appears that Jon wasn't her first fiance, that she had somewhat of a questionable reputation, and I think her parents were really put out with her behavior.

I also read upthread about Jim Bob's attitude toward Michelle's teen behavior. I think she said something that she went on dates, might have kissed boys, etc., and wore immodest clothing..she also was a cheerleader,so with that there was lots of skin showing and booty shaking, lol.

Since I am blathering, I want to share my jealousy concerning last night's posters that all share a common area, I believe it was Ohio? I am feeling sorta isolated down here in Texas, my other Kate-related poster is CJ! (lol)
I wish Dallas Lady would come back, but hope she is enjoying her Kate sabbatical.

Dmasy said...

aggiemom, it's our retirement plan to move to Texas. Can you wait? I miss Dallas Lady, too. Maybe she peeks here to check on us.

aggiemom09121416 said...

Blah Blah #120..

My ex sister-in-law sounds like the lady you describe...my brother ended up giving her almost a million dollar settlement, then gives her 8000 child support a month...and the three teenage boys live with HIM! (He says he doesn't want her to 'suffer'.) He also pays for all the health insurance, dental stuff, braces. He also just bought all three boys cars.. GEEZ, lol
She called him a few months after the divorce, said 8000 wasn't ENOUGH. (I guess she didn't want to use the settlement money? I guess it wasn't for 'expenses', lol)
She gets in support in two months more than what I get all year in support for 6 kids!

aggiemom09121416 said...

Dmasy #135..

Well you know the saying, 'I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could'. So git on down here pardner! (I am Tx born, and in Tx will I die)
Move somewhere in the state where the weather is nice (I have a relative in the panhandle...last week the temp hit 103 degrees,...summer isn't for another 6 weeks or so, then it gets hot, lololol)

Knowing Dallas Lady, if she peeked in here we all would have HEARD IT!!
:)

Sherry Baby said...

"And Kate has 8 working brain cells left in her skull."

Don't you mean -8 (negative) working brain cells?

Someone asked if Milo doesn't ever stop kissing Kate's behind. The day that she does will be the day of her demise. I did notice, though, that in spite of her begging to be noticed, Kate is ignoring her. I guess that doesn't sit too well with her/him/it. Milo may need to disappear for a few days again in order to resurface and be noticed.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Maybe they will get her recycled "determination" speech, that she wrote in the car on the way to the college event.

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Here's a tip on how to get hired for lots more speaking engagements. Don't act like it's an afterthought that you blew off until the last minute and then scrambled to do your homework on the bus to school. I don't know, it just comes across like you don't care.

In seriousness, she needs to think about it. When the boss asks for those reports or spreadsheets or chart or whatever your job is, do you tell him oh yeah here they are I scribbled them up on the way into work at the stoplights. Um, no, even if that were the case, you don't say such a thing.

Dmasy said...

aggiemom, I bought that Texas sentiment on a magnet. (But, I am too "tidy" to have magnets on my frig!) We will be located in New Braunfels between Austin and San Antonio. Can't wait. Son is living in Texas already.

You are probably totally right about Dalllas Lady.

You have 6 children?

Barb In Nebraska said...

So how did I do taking a photo, with my iPod Touch, of my dinner?

http://instagr.am/p/KJMCZ5J_UZ/

Now, this is what a real dinner looks like, Kate!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Barb LOVE it! Real food!!!! hehe

I think the point being you don't need to be some kind of professional and you don't have to have a professional food blog, with light and getting in there at the right angle, with the food not hovering, something simple can look great.

Once a Viewer said...

OT: re: tanning mother

Wow, a shocking addiction- that woman looks horrid and will definitely have skin damage if not cancer. Then it seems she has a bunch of convictions for DUI, burglary, biting a cab driver etc. While this is another TLC 'gem,' I'm Addicted to Tanning or something, it disturbs me that tanning despite the known dangers is a 'given' for young girls. As it approaches summer and prom season beforehand, all the teenage girls here plan their hair, make-up, dress and... tan.

Is this what the Gosselin girls are destined for?

aggiemom09121416 said...

Dmasy,

Yes, I have 6 daughters...I shared too much info a few months back and admin swiffered me (still have swiffer marks on my backside!).
My older four girls are aggies, 09 12 14 16, and I have younger identical twins.
Ex and his family wanted a male heir to inherit their oil/gas/cattle/farming/ranching empire, I kept popping out girls. I took the kids and left, and they could have cared less...they weren't BOYS.
I don't get a lot of child support because everything is hidden under aliases and trust funds.
Oh well, I got the kids. I WIN!!
Welcome to Texas, whenever you can get down here.

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

Looks like Kate was in NYC to get her hair refried and Jason walked out without paying for dinner. Oh no!! You can bet Kate didn't pay...Poor Deanna.

@JasonHueman
@Kateplusmy8 @deannatweeting I just realized I did a #dineandditch !!!! On me next time!!!! Xoxox

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

@JasonHueman
@Kateplusmy8 @deannatweeting I just realized I did a #dineandditch !!!! On me next time!!!! Xoxox

&&&&&

BAW-HAHAHAHA!!!!! That's the funniest thing I've read in ages in this whole saga.

So not only did Jason out her as getting her beauty treatments in NYC on her custodial time, but he stiffed her on the bill. Serves the bitch right.

readerlady said...

Re Jon and KK not getting married in a church -- I read somewhere (here? GWOP?) that Jon was raised Catholic. Maybe KK's father's church refused to marry them in the church. Some churches will do that if one of the couple isn't a member and is of another faith.

I keep forgetting -- from the other thread -- LoveMyGrandsons -- if you enjoyed Evanovich, try Lisa Lutz's Spellman Files series. They are every bit as funny and zany as the Stephanie Plum books. First book in the series is called "The Spellman Files". I listened to the book on CD in my car, and I had to pull off the road once because I was laughing so hard.

Sheliahky said...

Aggiemom and Dmasy! San Antonio here!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Could Kate please write a blog post about how we should save money being stuck with the bill at restaurants in the trendiest parts of NYC?

I would like to know how this coincides with her financial responsibility blog post.

Sherry Baby said...

Looks like Kate was in NYC to get her hair refried and Jason walked out without paying for dinner. Oh no!! You can bet Kate didn't pay...Poor Deanna.

Why in the name of all that's holy is she still going to NYC to get her hair done? This just makes a joke out of her entire CC save and economize campaign. Such a ditz. What is it that she doesn't understand about saving money when you have no job? What about teaching the kids the value of a dollar? If she's so serious about that, let her find a salon near her where they charge a fraction of the cost of what she pays for an over-priced salon that has destroyed her hair.

Either she's poor or she isn't poor. I don't think she can make up her mind what persona she wants to put forth.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And why not tweet about it? Ashamed? She doesn't hesitate to tell us every other thing she is doing from laying out hoses or whatever to picking her nose. She is so transparent. She only tweets when she is doing normal mundane mommy stuff, never when she is doing her celebrity things she knows full well she so frequently does.

She is a Cow said...

You would think after two years of free, or "heavily discounted" weaves and colors, Kate could graciously pick up the tab!

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

Barb In Nebraska...141 Is that a rib eye? I'm absolutely salivating!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate is like that person that manipulates a friend into coming over and having fun at their place only to be like ohhh look at that, that tile needs replacing wanna help me? And then the friend ends up doing it.

It's like Kate says why don't I stop by and have lots of fun and while we're having fun maybe you could throw some color on my straw, and then after we're sure to be hungry so let's go out to eat so you can thank me for bringing you so much fun today!

I'm glad Jason finally said F this and walked out on the bill, lol.

aggiemom09121416 said...

Aggiemom and Dmasy! San Antonio here!

Hey Sheliahky!
Glad I have some company in the great state of Texas.
(well, other than, ya know, uh.....CJ)
:)
I LOVE SA! I'd like for one of my girls to relocate down there, it's one of my favorite TX cities.

NJGal51 said...

Reader lady, I LOVE the Spellman File books!

Admin, maybe the dineandditch was his way of telling her that he's tired of always footing the bill. Really, how do you "just realize" that you've walked out before the bill comes? Maybe the old slip out the back door when you get up to go to the rest room. I'm glad you picked up on that!

Sherry Baby said...

kateplusmy8
Thanku @JasonHueman 4my blonde &Diego @fig&olive again 4 great care, &friendship...There r no words to describe friends&service like you! XO

Doesn't this just want to make you puke? There are no other words for it...

I thought he stuck her with the bill. In the tweet, she's thanking him for the dinner. What gives?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Really, how do you "just realize" that you've walked out before the bill comes? Maybe the old slip out the back door when you get up to go to the rest room. I'm glad you picked up on that!

&&&&

I don't see how you do. Who "forgets" the bill when you are out with others? I'm not buying it.

I can't remember ever in my life walking out of a restaurant early and not immediately thinking, here's some cash for the bill. Why wouldn't you think of that FIRST THING? I can't remember ever in my life eating out and not thinking about the bil at the end, it's just how we're trained to eat out. You eat, you pay the bill. You eat, you pay the bill. You eat, then forget the bill?????? Huh??

aggiemom09121416 said...

Thanku @JasonHueman 4my blonde &Diego @fig&olive again 4 great care, &friendship...There r no words to describe friends&service like you! XO
Expand
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Kate 'fessed up. BUSTED!!!!
This woman has absolutely no shame.
Yep, every mom of EIGHT needs to get her hair done every month or so at a fancy NYC place. Yep, she is budget conscious. Yep, she clips coupons.
What a total fraud.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Fig and Olive yawn how predictable.

Oh yeah I just accidentally stiffed you guys at FIG AND OLIVE. Yeah I don't think so.

Good one though Jason.

MabelD said...

Isn't she a big enough celebrity for the restaurant to comp her meal?

PJ's momma said...

I don't know about you, but I have never thanked my friends for their service before. They are my friends, they don't provide a service. When my friend does my hair, I tip about 20% and still call her only my friend. When my friends cook me a meal, I thank them for their hospitality and thoughtfulness. I have never in my life used 'friend' and 'service' in the same sentence.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She clips coupons and makes the kids wear clothes so big they look ridiculous and denies them the joy of ever seeing a movie in the theater as soon as it comes out so she has plenty of spending money for herself. It's pretty simple. Oh and she doesn't tell us about it unless outed. Makes you wonder how much this has happened without getting outed.

Sheeple herder said...

Blah Blah,
Thanks for posting the link to Jon's radio segment. Kate could certainly learn a thing or two from Jon on how to own the dumb stuff, celebrate the good stuff, and do what's best for the kids no matter what. I hope he continues on this path!

Glad to hear his sense of humor coming through!

AuntieAnn said...

There r no words to describe friends&service like you! XO
====

See, that is the scheming, conniving part of herself that she tries to hide, except that she can't hide it. It's what she is and has been from the get-go. How dare she blabber on about saving money, clipping coupons, cutting corners and everything else when she's sneaking off to NYC to get her hair done in an expensive salon?
What a hypocrite.

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

I'm sure Deanna got stuck with the bill. Kate's saving up for more 3D glasses for the kids!

Wonder if she'll stay overnight tonight and Thurs night under the guise of doing birthday shopping for the tups' birthday, fly to Mo. on Friday morning? Since the talk is in the evening she'll need to stay over in MO Friday night. Nice little bit of ME time.

Barb In Nebraska said...

@Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB

Close, it was a New York Strip. It was grilled to perfection, over charcoal, by my DH too.

AuntieAnn said...

Ooops Admin, didn't see your post before I hit publish.

Anyway, I wanted to add that I wonder if Jason and that other person are as fond of her as she is of them. Doesn't sound like it. Maybe they can't stand her either.

Katie Cry-duh said...

Anyone think that maybe Kate's parents wrote a tell all? Don't know them, don't know if they'd sell their daughter out, but makes me go hmmmmmmm

Sherry Baby said...

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Yeah, I'll say it again...Kate is self-sacrificing! Every day..her priority is her kids, providin 4them, workin, & loving 'em!


Yes, ma'am (or sir). EVERY DAY her priority is her kids. She worked and provided for them while sitting in that salon chair today, didn't she? And she loved them from afar. Such self-sacrifice...it just is a real tear-jerker, isn't it, everything that she gives up just for them? Poor baby.

I hope that someday we find out the identity of this Milo nut. This is more than a girl crush, and I'd love to find out what she or he is all about...if home is an institution, a nursing facility, or whatever. Can anyone really be this attached to a stranger that they come off looking like a total lunatic and not caring one bit? This one is a real creeper.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Did Milo tweet that before or after Kate was outed as spending all day in NYC making her kids a "priority" on her custodial time??? Wrong day to tweet such a thing.

I'm sorry but expensive hair is not going to make one darn bit of difference at a freaking speaking engagement. Touch it up with some Clairol and blow dry it and you're good to go. So don't tell me she needs to do this for appearances.

Jen said...

Deanna is her makeup person. They're probably in NYC and then both flying to MO. Kate's such a big star she couldn't possibly have a speaking engagement without getting tanned, manicured, hair fried and bringing her entourage - Steve and Deanna with her.

wayward said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said: ....."I'm glad Jason finally said F this and walked out on the bill, lol."
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

This is too funny, good for the @HueMan! Even better for making it public!

Kate has often gushed that they "take such good care of us" at the Fig & Olive, sort of implying that she's getting a comped dinner. Guess not!! LOL. I also love how Kate is trying to keep her straw frying trips a secret now. No pre-fry twats to the HueMan. No thanking Fig & Olive while still in the city for her delicious paper fish.

Even if Jason is doing her hair for free, it costs a fortune to have a limo drive her to NYC. I'm assuming she has to pay Skeeve (with money, lol) pay a not-a-nanny if it's not Jon's custody time and pay for dinner if she can't stick the bill on someone else. There's nothing free about it. And then she has the F-ing nerve to tell us mediocres that to save money we should give our kids old frozen Christmas and Halloween candy for Easter. The unmitigated gall of this biotch. Sheesh!

Kate is a twit said...

Milo tweeted that after Jason's original tweet, but before Kate's confirmation tweet.

Guess Milo thinks she'll score extra points with Kate if she also throws Jon under the bus:

miloandjack
@Kateplusmy8 Im saddened by the other parent's decision 2share custody time w/3 other kids not his own. The 8 need that time w/dad.

fidosmommy said...

Who is Diego? It sounds to me like Diego bought her dinner.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

@Kateplusmy8 Im saddened by the other parent's decision 2share custody time w/3 other kids not his own. The 8 need that time w/dad.

&&&&

I get it, so when you are with your kids you can never have anyone else around? Yikes.

She thinks she's helping Kate but she's not. Kate can handle any issues she has with who Jon decides to include on his custodial time. Kate is a big girl.

Sherry Baby said...

Did Milo tweet that before or after Kate was outed as spending all day in NYC making her kids a "priority" on her custodial time??? Wrong day to tweet such a thing.

_____________
Kate was outed three hours ago; Milo tweeted it one hour ago. She's out of her mind.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Poor Milo let me help her think about this, what's worse, including someone you love and their kids on your custodial time, or, I don't know, skipping out on your custodial time all together so you can go get your hair fried and try to pass off your bill at Fig and Olive on someone who is so over it?

Katie Cry-duh said...

It astounds me that Kate spends so much money, effort and time on her hair and the end result is that it looks awful. Karma is kinda awesome

wayward said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said:
"I'm sorry but expensive hair is not going to make one darn bit of difference at a freaking speaking engagement. Touch it up with some Clairol and blow dry it and you're good to go. So don't tell me she needs to do this for appearances."
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Necessity is the mother of invention. When I was home with my kids, I could no longer afford to get my hair colored and highlighted. So I started doing it myself. After a little trial and (lots of) error, I got it down to a science. I can even do my own highlight/lowlight foils or sometimes I'll pull it through a cap. You need a big mirror and the capabilities of a contortionist for the cap- but it can be done!

When I went back to work, one of the first things I did was have my hair colored and highlighted at my salon. It was georgeous! (lol..sic) It was also $130 with tip! I felt faint. I just couldn't pay that when all my colors combined are about $15-$20. When I go in for cuts, the other stylists always compliment my color and ask my stylist if she did it.

Hey Kate... suck it!! And stick your stupid, fake and hypocritical "money saving" tips right up your flat ass.

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

Barb In Nebraska said... 167
@Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB

Close, it was a New York Strip. It was grilled to perfection, over charcoal, by my DH too.
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As Kate's fans would say, "you inspired me" to eat. I had to have my precious little dachshund put to sleep and all I've been living on are tears, Pepsi, Fritos and chips! So tonight I ate real food! Thanks.

Kate is a twit said...

I find this quite ironic. The headline for the story about Tapas and Top Hats as posted by the local TV news station:

Tapas and Top Hats fundraiser includes speech by Kate Gosselin
Recipes will be featured during the fundraiser for Camp Barnabas

http://www.ky3.com/features/food/ky3-tapas-and-top-hats-20120429,0,5039389.story?track=rss

Maybe Kate's speech will be about her amazing, self-invented recipes.

Gift of grab said...

Hmm, holaiscj has dropped a few little Twitter bombs tonight (start from the bottom):

holaiscj ‏ @holaiscj
@XXXXX @Kateplusmy8 How about a really big headline. Gosselinbook is not by Jon or Kate's father. A former helper. Dare me? You'll lose.

6m holaiscj ‏ @holaiscj
@XXXXX @Kateplusmy8 and yes, my tips showed up on ROL. Days later but correct and on mark. Doubt me? Your problem. Watch!

12m holaiscj ‏ @holaiscj
@XXXXX @Kateplusmy8 cant answer your question. Don't know their mindset. Kate was not, is not in NYC. Check INF on Friday. [This was in reply to someone asking why Jason/Deanna would "play along" in Kate's alleged deception.]

16m holaiscj ‏ @holaiscj
@XXXXX Kate was at the minit market in Lancaster PA this afternoon, alone. NOT in NYC. Don't know why she pretends. @Kateplusmy8

27m holaiscj ‏ @holaiscj
Silly People. Kate's not in NYC tonight. Kate was at the Turkey Hill Minit Market in Lancaster Pa today at 4:25pm. @kateplusmy8 #she'safraud

Well, a book by a former "helper" could be good. Especially if it's someone who can "prove" anything that's only been rumored up until now.

A Mouse Today said...

Who is this person?

holaiscj
@acemme Kate was at the minit market in Lancaster PA this afternoon, alone. NOT in NYC. Don't know why she pretends.

holaiscj
@acemme @Kateplusmy8 cant answer your question. Don't know their mindset. Kate was not, is not in NYC. Check INF on Friday.

A Mouse Today said...

idosmommy said... 175

Who is Diego? It sounds to me like Diego bought her dinner.

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Diego is the server.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm not sure why we repost twitter nonsense trying to say Kate wasn't in NYC because when both Kate and Jason talk about dinner in NYC I think it's a fair bet they were in NYC.

A Mouse Today said...

I'm not sure why we repost twitter nonsense trying to say Kate wasn't in NYC because when both Kate and Jason talk about dinner in NYC I think it's a fair bet they were in NYC.

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Is this the same person who is doing the countdown to who-knows-what, when the truth will be revealed? Does anyone know if this is all a spoof, or if this person really knows something? Is it the Kenton Kreider impersonator?

SeeSaw said...

Tweet-le De - So sorry about your precious little dachshund. Several dachshund owners here (I have one and PJ's Momma does, too). They're such wonderful little dogs.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Diego is a person who actually works for a living and doesn't exploit his kids. Funny the way Kate seems to appreciate him.

bearswife said...

Tweet-le,
I am so sorry for your loss. It is always so hard to say good bye to a beloved friend!
I love the little wienie dogs, I am god-mother to a wire-haired boy.

NJGal51 said...

Tweet@181...I'm so sorry to hear about you fur baby. Your baby will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for you as will all our beloved pets who have passed on.

Call Me Crazy said...

Tweet-le-De - I am so sorry about your little dachshund.

anger issues kate said...

Tweet-le-de: sorry to hear about your dog.

PJ's momma said...

Diego is another person that Kate has to remind is at her service.

wayward, I'm so sorry about your doxie. Mine is a pip, but I will miss him when he's gone. That's tough. Be kind to yourself.

PJ's momma said...

Shoot, I'm so sorry. I meant Tweetl-le-de. Sorry about your baby.

anger issues kate said...

Hey, is Kate going to the Kentucky Derby this year? it is saturday? Kate has not mentioned it or that camp thing either. I wonder if the Kentucky Derby invited her this year?

JoyinVirginia said...

I love Hoarders TV show on A&E. The hoarding show on tlc, not so much. One reason I love Hoarders is because of Matt Paxton, the clutter cleaner guy himself! I just discovered he has archived podcasts on his website www.5decisions.com
Matt says ” we are all 5 decisions away from shitting in a bucket or becoming a millionaire.” Check out his website and you will understand.
Very Very interesting, the light his podcasts and discussions shed on how Hoarders is made, how he came to bee on TV. Also his podcast interview with Cory Chalmers who is cleaner on west coast is very good and informative.
How Hoarders came to be: Cory started in the business doing crime scene cleanups. He was a paramedic ansaw the need for this. A&E was interested in this for possible series. two jobs he went out on with production crew, involved people who had been dead for a while before being discovered. Second one the person had been a hoarder. A&E thought crime scene cleanup was to extreme for a show. But... They were interested in hoarding. Started looking for folks who would agree to be filmed i'm exchange for cleanup help AND aftercare. Corey and Matt agree, the network and producers do care that people get help. And the reason that they do this is because they want to help people.
Go to 5decisionsaway.com and check him out, for Ann inside scoop on Hoarders and reality TV production.

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