Thursday, November 1, 2012

Costume Party winners announced: Aggiemom and FotK!

Thank you everyone for coming to the costume party. The two winners that were drawn this evening are:

Comment 99 from Aggiemom:
"I think I'll be a lunchbox with a day old sandwich in it.
or maybe a grape..."



You're cute as a button, Aggie!


And the second winner is FotK, who brought organic slop dip to the party, which no one ate, though that doesn't disqualify her from the prize.


Comment 117 from FotK ... 
Why is no one eating the slop - er, um - organic dip I brought? Honestly. I mean, to be honest. It is NOT mediocre. There's lots and lots and lots of cheese and organic canned black beans in it. And guacamole. It's supposed to be served with those 503 loaves of bread I baked in my 2 Cuisinart breadmakers



Mmm, cheesey and bready.

Please e-mail admin@realitytvkids.com with the e-mail address you wish to use to collect your prize--a $25 Kindle or Amazon gift card, your choice!

1434 sediments (sic) from readers:

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Greedy Gosselins said...

It's not just the Tomatoes poster that left in a huff, anger issues did the same thing the other nite.

I certainly hope that if (WHEN! LOL) I say something out of order or out of line, I'd step back and think about it before hastily leaving.

Constructive criticism from friends is the best kind to get, IMO. :)

Dmasy said...

Congratulations to Aggiemom and Flight of Kiwi. You guys are just great!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

OHH, FotK is flight of the Kiwi????

LOL it's been a long day. I thought it was some new poster. Tee-hee.

Tucker's Mom said...

Congrats to the winners!

Bearswife said...

Congrats ladies! I'm sure you can put them to good use - maybe aggie can add it to some college tuition and Kiwi can but some leather restorer!

Bearswife said...

Sorry, that should say buy, not but! Oops again!

SeeSaw said...

Congratulations AggieMom and Kiwi. Fun party, great costumes, few sheep!

AuntieAnn said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 3

OHH, FotK is flight of the Kiwi????
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Oh yeah? You don't even want to know how long it took me to figure out what FUFK meant.

Congrats to the Aggie and Flight of the Kiwi!

carezee said...

Congratulations to Aggiemom and Flight of Kiwi

Awesome job ladies! Had lots of fun last night:)

fidosmommy said...

Congratulations to the winners! And you did it without setting anyone up to fail. (thinking Twins Are Mommy For a Day and Run on the Beach
episodes. Why, I don't know.) Fair and square because you're creativish and talenty. Enjoy the bounty of your achievements.

AuntieAnn said...

I came as a ghost so no one saw me.

Pic below:





Whatdaya think? Like it?

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Oh, wow I NEVER win anything!!! Here's what I'm gonna do I am so excited...

1. Take tha amazon gift card and order upholstery cleaner

2. Double the amount and fill a second box of groceries for a Thanksgiving meal for a needy family in the name of this blog and it's wonderful posters!

Thank you so much admin, even if you did think I was a newbie.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She's greedy too. SHe's already BEEN to Australia. TWICE. Most people will only just dream of going there someday.

Let some Make a Wish child go on Terri's dime this time. Sheesh.

Dwindle said...

Congrats congrats congrats to two of my favorite posters! I'd like to raise a toast: I knew you two back when and we always knew you would make the greastest couple - oh wait, wrong toast.

No matter, you each rock hot sauce! Congrats!!!

Dwindle said...

AuntieAnn said... 8
Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 3

OHH, FotK is flight of the Kiwi????
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Oh yeah? You don't even want to know how long it took me to figure out what FUFK meant



OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dang. I been workin on that one for days. What is it?

Dwindle said...

AuntieAnn said... 11
I came as a ghost so no one saw me.

Pic below:





Whatdaya think? Like it?
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A little grey aroung the gils, but stunning Dahling!

AuntieAnn said...

Dwindle said... 15 Oh yeah? You don't even want to know how long it took me to figure out what FUFK meant

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dang. I been workin on that one for days. What is it?
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Seriously Dwindle? You too? haha. I'll give you a hint:

She/he is Kate's fairy godmother/father.

Dwindle said...

AuntieAnn said... 17
Dwindle said... 15 Oh yeah? You don't even want to know how long it took me to figure out what FUFK meant

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Dang. I been workin on that one for days. What is it?
====

Seriously Dwindle? You too? haha. I'll give you a hint:

She/he is Kate's fairy godmother/father


(((((((((((((

I will take my shame to the corner and be Fired Up there. Thank you Auntie!!!

Dmasy said...

Me, too, FUFK...I always see something naughty. What/Who is it?

AuntieAnn said...

You're welcome Dwindle. Shall we make decoder rings and go into business?

Dmasy - I thought it was something nasty too.lol.
Another hint: The riddle is half solved in Dwindle's #18 commment.

AuntieAnn said...

It would help if I spelled comment correctly. Geez.

Dmasy said...

Oh my. Slaps palm to forehead. Yeah. I never got it! Thanks.
Feeling kinda dumb right now.

Anonymous said...

67
Aggiemom and FotK Congratulations!

I had the best time last night mingling with the best guests ever. Still chuckling over the costumes. Really glad I was wearing my poise, poises, poise big ones? What is the right word? Do you actually wear them? Anyway, when a few of you strolled by they were a lifesaver.

I'm definitely posing as anon tonight.

Dmasy said...

Auntie, not to worry. I make so many quick typing mistakes here that I NEVER pick on someone else. Never...ever. Why do we always see our errors after clicking the publish button? Not before?

NJGal51 said...

Congrats to Aggiemom and Flight of Kiwi (and Auntie Ann, every time I see FUFK I still think the same thing). No for my cute Halloween stories.

A little princess came to the door and her eyes got very wide when she saw my bulldog and asked "did him eat all the candy?". I told her no and asked her why. She sad "He's a fat doggy and my mom says shes fat from eating too much candy.". Heavy mom laughing in background and bulldog very insulted because he's not fat he's big boned.

The second also involved a child who was probably around 3. She was dressed as a pirate and when my bully answered the door with me she took one look at him and with a blood curdling scream turned and started to run down the sidewalk. Thank God her parents came to the door with her and knew that I wasn't trying to kill their child. They apologized and said that they have a dog so they don't know what came over her. Ah well, he didn't answer the door with me again.

Look to your left. He was dressed as the headless horseman's horse and I think he was rather cute!

Dream On said...

I NEVER pick on someone else. Never...ever.

^^ There was no 'picking on' anyone here. Some posters said some really outlandish things and were rightly questioned for them. We try to give Katie constructive criticism alllll the time, so why can't these posters suck it up and be an example and NOT act like Kate. Instead, admit you made a mistake and move on. Just like we'd hope Katie would do.

Dmasy said...

Dream On, sorry. I wasn't making a reference to what happened earlier. I meant that I don't correct the typing errors of another poster -- I make so many of my own.

Actually, I usually skim-read right over them and don't even notice.

AuntieAnn said...

Dmasy - I miss Windows XP. At least it would tell me when I was making a spelling/typing error. I don't mind if other people make them either, it just bothers me when I make them for some reason. I don't understand why W7 did that to me. (I take it personally)

NJGal - those are funny stories. Kids never fail to speak their mind. Your bully looks adorable, big bones and all (lol).

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Dream On, it's not allowed because this is not a blog about the posters themselves.

For the love of God move on, you've been going on about this for days now and I still haven't the foggiest notion what this is all about. Start your own blog to criticize other posters or email me privately, those are your only options.

Dmasy said...

NJGal -- he is a handsome, big-boned fellow. Bull Dogs always look like Ed Asner to me...just a funny thought I have sometimes.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I had a kindergarten teacher who probably has never made a grammatical mistake in her life but she was cold and aloof and had one foot out the retirement door. I'm sure she would sound like a scholar on this blog but was she a good teacher? Nope.

AuntieAnn said...

I have to admit though that when I read some of the things Kate's fans write, I shudder.

"Kate I seen you on tv. You is so bootiful".

Okay. I'm exaggerating but you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

congrats winners!

best halloween costume I saw last night was a toddler (boy) wearing an "accordian mo.key suit"..he had it nailed..right down to the walk. (no accordion..just tbe suit)

y bad...I only realised today he was Aladdin..oops..no sword..my bad..but so cute =)

franky

Dmasy said...

I grit my teeth through some country songs that immortalize grammatical errors. "He don't know no better" set to music is painful.

JoyinVirginia said...

Congrats to the winners! Flight of the Kiwi, I how you share some of the prize with Rocket Man!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I really should just donate directly to charity, you people never want your prizes!!! You want military families and others in need to have them ....

I guess a generous leopard can't change her spots.

PatK said...

Congratulations to the winners!

What's Next? said...

I had a sweet little trick or treater - little girl dressed in a really pretty dress carrying a basket full of flowers. Turned out they were real flowers that her mother had spent the time tying with curly ribbon after adding a baby's breath to each individual bloom. After I gave her candy she handed me a flower. Sweet little girl and obviously a sweet, caring mother to spend the time putting these together for her daughter's flower fairy costume (or maybe she was a flower girl?). Loved it, so SWEET!

JoyinVirginia said...

I HOPE you share the prize with Rocket Man! Argggggh! Auto correct!

readerlady said...

Congrats Aggiemom and Kiwi! Hope you enjoy your prizes!

AA, Dwindle and Dmasy -- Thanks for solving that mystery for me. I was racking my brain trying to figure out who in the heck FUFK was! I'll admit to thinking naughty thoughts whenever I saw that, too.

I participated in participated in Trunk or Treat last night. Or rather, it turned into church rec hall treat, because it was chilly and drizzly and no one wanted to be soggy all evening. We had some adorable littles, and a few not so littles, but all were well-behaved and remembered their manners. The cutest costume I saw was a young tween who had taken black eye liner and drawn whiskers and nose on her face, put on a black leotard and tights, stuffed a black stocking and pinned it to her rump and came as a black cat. Very creative, inexpensive, and she just looked adorable.

I posted this on the other thread, but -- some people have been quoting the Scottish Play again, so someone needs to go outside, spit, turn around three times and come back in again. That may be why we're all so cranky and scratchy and testy and all. We also need to take a few steps back, take a few deep breaths and SMILE!! I think KK's infesting us with her sour personality.

Anonymous said...

what's next..so sweet.

on to me me me..lol

reminded me of when I made dd a fairy princess costume and sewed real flowers on her buffant chiffon skirt. Wish I'd have thougjt about rral flowers...what a great idea and costume..I love giving back
franky

readerlady said...

Drat! I'm always hitting publish too soon. Auntie Ann, if you want spell check, download the free Google task bar. It only takes a few seconds and has lots of handy tools in addition to the spell check. I really missed it when I upgraded from XP too, until someone told me about the task bar.

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

Totally OT, so scroll past if off-topics are annoying!

If you like Les Miz, I just watched the trailer for the movie which is coming out on Christmas Day. Having seen the Broadway performance seven times, this movie version starring Russell Crowe looks amazing because instead of pre-recording the songs in a studio with the actors coming back and syncing them, the entire show is sung live on the set. Apparently that's never been done before in a musical film.

AuntieAnn said...

Dmasy, you're right Ed Asner DOES look like a bulldog. Great actor. I remember watching Lou Grant with my dad. Sigh :(

My son told me a joke about country songs:

What do you get when you play country music backwards?

You get your wife back, your dog back, your truck back, your heart back....

AuntieAnn said...

readerlady - thank you for the tip. I'll try it now.

Where is Gosselin Give Back? said...

Congratulations to the winners. I had some good laughs here last night reading about all the costumes!

Anonymous said...

Re sheeple cleansing..oh yeah..OT scroll past

montagnais here to the rescue on last night of full moon...will do a cleansing dance aimed at reducing tensions..bear in mind winter solstice is a cosmic anomaly this year..planet alignments and all..bad weather and moods may prevail..unless...

we look to our prophets..like Marley said...If we inject enough love into the woild we may overcome the dark..

lighting my sage infront of my bhudda white tara and sending tonglen into the world..one person at a time

franky

JW said...

Congrats to the two winners! There are SO many witty posters on here!

My one comment about the horrible photos of Kate on ROL. I know a 94 yr old woman whose neck looks better than Kate's! Seriously!

Oh gosh, do I look like Kate with all the !!!??

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

CNN Money has the top 100 best jobs right now, and RN taps out at number 46.

Median pay: $65,800
Top pay: $90,300
10-year job growth: 26.0%
Total jobs*: 2,737,400

I don't know anyone who can't afford a great babysitter on a 65,800 salary. Suck it, Kate.

Greedy Gosselins said...

My opinion regarding Liz posting public pics of the G. kids, however 'blurred' they may be, is still wrong.I knew which kids in the pictures posted were.

Someone said she may be giving the 'wink and nod' that the G. kids are indeed with Jon and are, indeed, happy there.

The thing that bugs me is that it appears like a passive aggressive thing for Liz to do this. She doesn't say too much (if anything) about Kate and these pics posted kind've seem like, well, like passive aggressive digs at Kate and/or her sheeple.

My opinion is that the kids have been used as a bargaining tool since the day they were born. I wish Liz would stop this. If Kate sees these pics, I can only imagine it enrages her and guess who she takes it out on? The kids. Eg) "Why do you have to look so happy/content at your dad's?" "Why are you trying to make me look like a bad mother?"

I don't know but that's my take on the entire thing. These 'adults' need to stop using these kids to play thier childish games.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Or, you know, it's just a couple sweet pics of a kid and the dog, nothing more nothing less behind it. It's hard to tell if anyone is really playing games here. I don't have a clear picture of her to get a sense whether she is a game player, has ulterior motives, or what. If it were Kate doing it, who has a history of playing games and a history of everything has a purpose, then yes I'd say it's game playing. But here, I don't know. When asked about Kate she said she met her and no one had an issue, as I recall.

Greedy Gosselins said...

I agree, the pics themselves seem innocent enough but didn't you say Liz has like 100 pics that are 'private'? And none of her own kids appear in the public ones.

Jon also was pretty clear and quite adamant that his kids lives were 'not up for discussion'. One wonders if he is aware Liz is doing this.

I just get a bad feeling is all. My opinion and I don't except anyone to agree. I don't know Liz either but her choice for her 'public' pics leaves me scratching my head. And considering Jon's poor choice of girlfriends in the past doesn't help matters.

Liz seemed all too willing to be interviewed for whatever rag mag website she and Jon were on and even particpated in that staged 'just wandering down the street and kissing Jon' interview. Like you've said here, it's a puzzle and I'm just putting my pieces together.

Remona Blue said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 51
''Or, you know, it's just a couple sweet pics of a kid and the dog, nothing more nothing less behind it.''
~~~~~~~~~
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!! I'm inclined to simply read and believe what Liz said....
''On National Pitbull Awareness Day was thrilled to share it w them & my pup''

Mandy in the morning said...

was thrilled to share it w them & my pup''

** Greedy gosselins made some good points. Why couldn't she share it with her OWN kids? Or, how about a picture of HER with her beloved dog. Look, I'm not out on a wtich hunt but if we're going to question every thing Kate does, then we can question anything Jon and his GF do as well.

We may not agree with one another Remona and I don't agree completely with Greedy Gosselins either but it was well stated.

gotyournumberKate said...

In my opinion Liz is just sick and tired of Kates lies. She's probably tired of Kate constantly making it seem like she has all the responsibility and Jon does nothing. Kate has a way of twisting her words to make it seem like she has the kids when she more than likely doesn't. If I cared about a man and knew how much he loved his kids and they loved him I would do the same. I'm actually surprised it took her this long. Someone needs to call Kate out and not be shushed by her high powered attorneys, Steve, or TLC. She gets away with way too much. I thought the book was going to help to do that but she's even still being protected by a company that loathes her. TLC stopped the book to protect themselves but by doing so they are also protecting her. How long can she keep hurting innocent people and get away with it?

As far as the photos, I don't see a thing wrong with them. They're not being lined up for a photo op and made to smile whether they want to or not. I've got dozens of the same type of photos of my grandchildren on my Facebook page. I think they're finally being shown in a normal, relaxed light just like normal kids are.

Someone needs to knock Kate off that perpetual high horse she's been sitting on and all I have left to say is...you go, Liz!

aggiemom09121416 said...

"Kateism"...

"I was very grateful but my initial reaction inside was anger that that was all.

Hoffman, Robert (2012-09-27). KATE GOSSELIN: HOW SHE FOOLED THE WORLD (Kindle Location 24343). . Kindle Edition.
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Admin 36 said
I really should just donate directly to charity, you people never want your prizes!!! You want military families and others in need to have them ....
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It is better to give than receive, so I like Admin's idea. Anyone know of a needy military family? If so, contact admin.
Have a gr8t day!!!!!
(sorry I won this, I only made an appearance because I was on candy duty. I later read the party posts and they were HILARIOUS. You guys are awesome.


readerlady said...

aggiemom -- You shouldn't be sorry you won. You deserve it as much as anyone. You are a major contributor and provide some valuable insights on life as the mom of many (although not 8, count 'em, 8) and as a military mom(in law). Enjoy your prize!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Congrats to aggiemom and Kiwi!

Boy, I'm glad I couldn't make it to the party because I would have embarassed myself with my posts. I totally misunderstood the costume description and posting anonymouns part. I thought we were to describe our costume that hinted at our identity and others would try to guess who each costume was. I know! I know! I wasy way off and I don't know how I came up with that, but I did.

So I was at home thinking I can't be too obvious and include anything in my costume description about little boys or grandmas, it'll be too easy to guess who I am. So then I came up with this great "costume", I would come as an ear of corn. But then I couldn't think how to describe it as being an ear of corn from Iowa! Okay, do you all see my dilemma and why I'm glad I was a no-show?

I also couldn't post this last night because I didn't want anyone to think I was sitting at home hitting the rumspringa when they read my post. So I waited till this morning so you would all know I am stone cold sober, and I am still shaking my head at my costume dilemma.

See? Written words can be unintentionally misunderstood by someone.

aggiemom09121416 said...

LMG,
you are correct in your thinking about the posting anon and trying to guess what everyone was to dress as..I saw that as well. My first post (which was done before the party post) was a hint at what I was going to wear...it was a secretly purchased box of HCG.
I missed almost all the party due to handing out candy (well, I had two 'helper girls', lol...although my twins like to hand out candy I still 'mastermind' it, since I don't want them outside alone.)
I always enjoy reading your posts, I know when your name pops up I am about to read something super cute about a grandkid, or a very compassionate post on playing nice in the sandbox.

Thanks to readerlady for saying I am a major contributor...lol, that's funny!

Anyone know a military family that could use a gift card? Or if a gift card hasn't been purchased yet for this giveaway, how about a donation to the Red Cross??

canadianmom said...

@Nancy from previous thread...

Have you been to steptalk.org

It's a great community for venting and getting some great advice. I have 4 step kids of my own (3 different bio moms) so I TOTALLY get how tough it can be.

Visit the site and take the advice that will help you and just leave the rest. :)

Dwindle said...

@ franky

Thank you for the suggestion! I think I will start with sweet grass first today and then sage later if need be. I have 2 big thick braids of sweet grass and it should chase out anything unpleasant.

I get my suggestions from a Traditional Man of the Tulalip Nation. (He says they arent really called medicine men.) who knew?

Dmasy said...

Grandsons, I think Admin gives us a suggestion and then we take off running willy-nilly and the rules all change.

Admin has a rowdy, but unselfish and generous bunch of ladies (+a few handsome guys!)

Again, congratulations to Kiwi and aggiemom!

For myself, I am just glad to have the mystery of FUFK solved. I guess I have a naughty mind.

Dwindle said...

By the way, I did see Pres. Clinton yesterday and it was wonderful. Watching the security and visible Secret Sevice was fascinating. I waited for Homeland Security to tackle me, but curiously it never happened.

Clinton is thinner and more frail than he appears on TV. But he is a strong speaker. Surprisingly he was not all RAH RAH Vote For My Guy, like I thought he would be but more intellectual about the economy and foreign policy. VERY intelligent. He makes long, serious eye contact with people, he doesnt scowl nor did he smirk. And if he wears dentures, they visually fit well and didnt whistle, which is something that really bothers me about one of our main candidates right now.

It was rough getting in, what with parking and all, but easy getting out.

TLC stinks said...

I think she got a box of rolls of colored duct tape for free if I remember correctly. Something grifted from blogher maybe?

Is she going to Australia?

Dwindle said...

Greedy Gosselins said... 50

... I wish Liz would stop this. If Kate sees these pics, I can only imagine it enrages her and guess who she takes it out on? The kids. Eg) "Why do you have to look so happy/content at your dad's?" "Why are you trying to make me look like a bad mother?"


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I am sad to admit that crossed my mind too. The kids will have to have a date with the Spanker and the Screamer and the Emotional Manipulator when Kate gets her hands on them again, for daring to look content in some pics. She wont let it go, she will berate them about NEVAH allowing anyone to take their pictures.

But then again, people have been tiptoeing around Kate for 12 years, trying not to breathe wrong and upset her, knowing she takes her rage out on her kids. And look what has happened - she still takes her rage out on her kids. Three leaves have a meeting on her driveway, and she takes her rage out on her kids.

But you are right, in my opinion, about the kids being used, again. Or rather, still.

Dwindle said...

readerlady said... 58
aggiemom -- You shouldn't be sorry you won. You deserve it as much as anyone. You are a major contributor and provide some valuable insights on life as the mom of many (although not 8, count 'em, 8) and as a military mom(in law). Enjoy your prize!
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I agree, for what it's worth. And YOU aggiemom, know of a military family - your own daughter! So take the gift card and do something nice for your granddaughter with it.

Formerly Duped said...

Dmasy said... 2

Congratulations to Aggiemom and Flight of Kiwi. You guys are just great!

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May I add my congratulations? Awesome...lol


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Cruisin: I have loved Les Mis from way back and have seen the show several times plus all the PBS concerts etc. I also am looking forward to the film :)

Nancy said...

canadianmom said... 61

@Nancy from previous thread...

Have you been to steptalk.org

It's a great community for venting and getting some great advice. I have 4 step kids of my own (3 different bio moms) so I TOTALLY get how tough it can be.

Visit the site and take the advice that will help you and just leave the rest. :)
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Thank you I have not heard of that site I will check it out because some days I just end up shaking my head and biting my tougue... I am a fellow Canadian :)

readerlady said...

Aggiemom -- Maybe your daughter the military wife would have some suggestions? Or maybe you could use the card to purchase books for the base library or daycare or something?

canadianmom said...

Forgot to add my congratulations to the winners!!! Good job posters, and thank you admin for this great blog!

And for what its worth, I have always enjoyed let's throw tomatoes posts and am sorry to see them go over something like this.

grandee4 said...

A few years back, my DL was 8 mo pregnant and needed a costume. She dressed herself like Tinkerbell and with her huge belly she renamed herself Tinkerbelly. She looked adorable. Wish I still had pics. Katrina took those too.

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 49
CNN Money has the top 100 best jobs right now, and RN taps out at number 46.

Median pay: $65,800
Top pay: $90,300
10-year job growth: 26.0%
Total jobs*: 2,737,400

I don't know anyone who can't afford a great babysitter on a 65,800 salary. Suck it, Kate.
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Tell ya what Kate: *I'LL* do it. Yep, I will definitly take that baby sitting job.

You say you would merely be turning over your paychecks to a sitter - $65K is alot of money to pay someone to watch kids for a few hours after school, for only 2 weeks of the month and 2 weekends a month too. But I will take the job since you seem so certain!

Let's see, $65K comes out to about $32 an hour... Yep Kate, i will watch your kids for $32 an hour. Just put me on salary and pay me flat $1280.00 a week. I will definitely be your babysitter for $1280 a week.

Oh, what's that you say Kate? But I wouldnt be watching the kids for 40hrs a week coz they are at their Dad's half time and in school most of the other time? So why should you pay me for 40 hours a week while you are working when you dont need me all that time? Well, I'll let you work out those numbers with your sheeple, but as long as you are turning over $65 a year to a sitter while your children are in school and then at their dad's, I want to be first in line for that babysitting job.

Babysitting in Wernersville is way more profitable than most Ohio social workers seem to know! I sense a career change in my future!

Canadianmom said...

@nancy

I totally hear you on the tongue biting! Lol, sometimes a little emotional indifference is necessary for survival.

There's also this really great book called Stepmonster by Wednesday Martin phd. I highly recommend reading it, it's full of great insight.

:)

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Congratulations to the winners!!

:o)



Kate is a twit said...

Let me add my congratulations to the winners!

Dwindle said...

Formerly Duped said... 68

Cruisin: I have loved Les Mis from way back and have seen the show several times plus all the PBS concerts etc. I also am looking forward to the film :)

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

Cruisin and Formerly, check this out. He was 14 years old when this was recorded. He is 18 now an starting a tour of the UK.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E63JdqvfQ1g Let me repeat, he was 14!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_j337jakO4 Today.

Dwindle said...

PS, the girl in that clip is 16.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

I feel soooooooooo sad for Kate...

It's around the time that she visits her overpriced hair salon- AND (horrors) downtown Manhattan still has no electricity!!

Boo-hoo. Poor Kate.
Hurricane Sandy is not fair,
or fun.

(rolling eyes)

Dutch Tulip said...

Well I'm still stuck at customes but wanted to say congratulations to Aggiemom and Kiwi and I'm sorry the brownies were confiscated, thougt I bring something to the party so Kiwi could blame something else instead of ambien!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Dwindle, that's so cool you saw Clinton. You should read Game Change about the 2008 primaries and election. It sort of is a "Kitty Kelly" style insiders look at what happened and what was said, warts and all.

Bill Clinton is one of the few who surprisingly comes off really well. He is portrayed as incredibly intelligent, sincere, strategic, and actually really devoted and loving toward Hillary and fiercely protective of Chelsea. It was interesting.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Aggie and Kiwi I urge you to take your prizes for yourself and make a matching donation to a charity of your choice AND I will make one too.

Just a thought. :) Or we can do it YOUR WAY lol.

Formerly Duped said...

Dwindle: Wow, what an amazing voice! What a gift!

I also like Alfie Boe and Ramin Kerimloo from professional Les Mis cats. The music is incredible- clever catchy lyrics...Master of the House, yes, Bring Him Home, I Dreamed a Dream...ah! Thanks for sharing that.

Did you ever watch the 17 International Valjeans on YouTube from the 10th anniversary concert singing in their own language...exceptional.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPpkTgMbhRU

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Look, I'm not out on a wtich hunt but if we're going to question every thing Kate does, then we can question anything Jon and his GF do as well.

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I tend to give them more the benefit of the doubt because I don't think it's the same at all as Kate. People have different tolerance levels for the benefit of the doubt I guess.

They aren't trying to get the kids back on TV that *I* know of, they both WORK and don't live off the kids, the kids seem happy and relaxed with them, none of them appear to be abusive parents that I know of, and both of them seem to be trying to do a good job for all the kids in their lives. So I'm not on a witch hunt to find hidden meanings and devious motives behind a simple thing like an Instagram pic.

As far as the Instagram pics being private, that's the default setting so she may not even realize that. The only reason these aren't private is because they were tweeted. It looks like she's probably had instagram far longer than she's had twitter. She's only posted 3 pics, so it's hardly fair to say she never posts pics of such and such. Her instagram may be full of kiddie pics that she thinks anyone can see but doesn't think anyone would really care about but close friends and family. Being a private person, I never think of instagram or FB in a way that people around the Gosselin kids have to think of it....i.e. incredibly cautious.

Buttercup said...

Congratulations to Aggiemom and Flight of Kiwi!!!

I'm still wearing my Shoka dressed as Nala costume just because I like it. I have eaten about 1200 plaster easter eggs (don't get me started on how yummy they were!) and also 4-5 loaves of bread wrapped up for the garbage men. Sorry Garbage men - I know that Kate holds you in some super special esteem and that you apparently need plastic wrapped loaves of bread for Christmas but they looked too yummy and apparently I eat anything when dressed like this.

Since I'm invisible no one can complain about my (multicolored) poop as it also is now invisible.

BTW I did take a picture with the G8 during that picnic pre-sandy but since I'm invisible you know how that goes.

Woof!

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 80
Dwindle, that's so cool you saw Clinton. You should read Game Change about the 2008 primaries and election. It sort of is a "Kitty Kelly" style insiders look at what happened and what was said, warts and all.

Bill Clinton is one of the few who surprisingly comes off really well. He is portrayed as incredibly intelligent, sincere, strategic, and actually really devoted and loving toward Hillary and fiercely protective of Chelsea. It was interesting.
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I have heard of the book, but now that I have My 1st Grey Kindle (in a Tan LEATHER Cover!) I dont know what I am waiting for! I'll get that book!

I didnt want to start or participate in a political discussion; seeing a former president is exciting, is all. Thanks for understanding that.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I didnt want to start or participate in a political discussion; seeing a former president is exciting, is all. Thanks for understanding that.

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We've had a few discussions that sort of go like: I like politician X because he protects his kids and wants what's best for them and was a strong leader in a crisis. Maybe he's just thinking 2016 I don't know.

To me those discussions are tolerable and don't usually instigate fights. It's more about the person than the politics. More about the current events than the issues. Same with you seeing Clinton, it's just what you did the other day and your perceptions. When it gets into I'm voting for X because of health care and taxes and you're stupid not to, that's what I can't tolerate here. Election in four days, yea!

I actually AM going to do an election post Tuesday since it will be so on topic, but it will be about Jon and Kate's voter registrations.

Dwindle said...

Formerly Duped said... 82
Dwindle: Wow, what an amazing voice! What a gift!
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Thank you for your link! We have similar taste I see!

Yes, Jonathon is an amazing young man. He and Charlotte released their first album just this week in the US and I got it first day. These 2 kids will go very far, talent wise. Jonathon was horribly bullied in school and last year had a breakdown, so he deserves every bit of validation he can get right now.

foxy said...

The Steve Irwin 2012 agenda is on line. No mention of our Katie being a guest. The festivities start on November 10 with a gala dinner and other things are planned for the week.

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 86
I didnt want to start or participate in a political discussion; seeing a former president is exciting, is all. Thanks for understanding that.

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We've had a few discussions that sort of go like: I like politician X because he protects his kids and wants what's best for them and was a strong leader in a crisis. Maybe he's just thinking 2016 I don't know.

To me those discussions are tolerable and don't usually instigate fights. It's more about the person than the politics. More about the current events than the issues. Same with you seeing Clinton, it's just what you did the other day and your perceptions. When it gets into I'm voting for X because of health care and taxes and you're stupid not to, that's what I can't tolerate here. Election in four days, yea!

I actually AM going to do an election post Tuesday since it will be so on topic, but it will be about Jon and Kate's voter registrations.
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One of the things I love about this blog, besides the brownies and rumspringa, is that we can have discussions about facts and usually not end up name calling. i love that. i love hearing different opinions and expanding what I thought I had been so certain of. For example, yesterday I was in Go Liz! corner over those couple of pictures. Today i read another poster say that those kids have been used since day one and this could be another example; And I must agree with that. So on the chance that those pics were used to rub Kate's nose in her own lies, I have to agree that the kids are being used again. So now I dont know...

I LIKE getting MORE information and sides to a subject so my opinion or knowledge can be as fully informed as possible. But when politics gets into name calling and your-mother-dressed-you-funny, I'm not learning anything from that so I duck out.

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

Look, I'm not out on a wtich hunt but if we're going to question every thing Kate does, then we can question anything Jon and his GF do as well.

I question everything Kate does because what she says is always so questionable. Kate set the tone the minute she denied increasing the size of her former mini-boobage, and continues to this day. Even her former employer said she is unauthentic. Her blogs were a jumble of half-truths at best. Kate was never an extreme couponer, she was and is an extreme opportunist. Kate invites speculation about her sincerity with almost every tweet she sticks up on the internet for the world to see.

I give Jon some slack. Why? Because he’s apologized publicly more than once, has expressed publicly the guilt he feels and has stated he’ll live with it for the rest of his life. That counts for a lot in my book.

readerlady said...

Dwindle 72 -- I'd take that babysitting job, too. Heck, I'll even be generous and let KK keep half her pay. $32.900 is a heck of a lot more than most teachers I know make, and they wrangle more than 8 kids every day!

Admin -- I know it's your blog and what you say goes, but I really wish you wouldn't discuss Jon and Kate's voter registration. Unless a person publically discusses their party affiliation, that's something that is no one else's business. Neither one of them came out and announced which party they support or how they intend to vote or if they intend to vote. I think some things should still be sacred in this country, and one's voting stance is one of those things.

Flame suit on now, LOL.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Jon and Liz also work mediocre jobs for a living to support these children in a mediocre manner and don't embarrass them every chance they get. That really goes far with me.

Call Me Crazy said...

Congratulations, aggiemom and Flight! Thanks, everyone for the laughs last night. They were much needed after the horrible events of the week.

Thoughts still with everyone affected by Sandy.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Readerlady I appreciate that, but in a ton of states voter registrations are wide open public record. It typically just tells you the party, not HOW you voted. I don't think it's that big of a deal or all that private. Once you register that's how all the candidates find you and spam you. It's not private at all. You need not register with a party if you want your beliefs to be private. Besides it's just their registration, who knows how they will actually vote or IF they will vote. And frankly in Kate's case she's better off staying home as uninformed as she is lol.

I kind of thought it would be fun since they are of opposite parties, sort of a whose party will win?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

By the way I should say, how you actually vote on election day should be private unless you want to say. But the public records don't tell that. They just tell your party registration. Lots of people don't vote with their party.

Amy2 said...

Dwindle...65
I have long believed (my opinion, of course) that there will come a day when one or more of the kids will stay ENOUGH and start fighting back. What form the fighting will take could be anything; hitting her, destroying her trophy house/cars/clothes. When people get in a rage anything can happen. And also the kids can always talk to the media when they get older and tell their side of the story. They lived it and they won't have signed any CA's.

I am not suggesting by any means that this behavior from the kids should be encouraged. However, out of 8 kids the odds are one or two will say enough and stand up to Kate.

I never ever went through the abuse that some of the other posters have talked about here. However, one day my mother slapped me hard across the face because I didn't respond to her fast enough. I didn't even hesitate and slapped her right back. My mother never took a hand to me again.

Dwindle said...

readerlady, your flame suit is stunning, dahling. I wont be throwing any flames at anyone, but I'll tune up my ABC FireExtinguisher and watch your back.

Just wondering - has anyone ever actually used a fire extinguisher? I got 2 lessons once from a fire department, where I had to put out a ground oil fire and then I had to put out a paper wall fire taller than me. Very interesting. I love learning new things.

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 94
Readerlady I appreciate that, but in a ton of states voter registrations are wide open public record. It typically just tells you the party, not HOW you voted. I don't think it's that big of a deal or all that private. Once you register that's how all the candidates find you and spam you. It's not private at all. You need not register with a party if you want your beliefs to be private. Besides it's just their registration, who knows how they will actually vote or IF they will vote. And frankly in Kate's case she's better off staying home as uninformed as she is lol.

I kind of thought it would be fun since they are of opposite parties, sort of a whose party will win?
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I can see your point about discussing public records, such as discussing the public records of Kate's many Inc's, the purchase of property with the childrens money, etc. But for me, this election cycle has frightened me with it's extreme viciousness. I hope our thread wont turn into HAHAHA my party won and here's all the reasons YOUR party is a bunch of losers and clearly YOU are wrong. I know Admin and The Blog Girls will keep it at bay (you know, I picture the PussyCat Dolls every time I type that). We are all Americans and this is our nation at work, not a time for finger pointing or gloating or anger or ridicule.

I'll be over there, hiding behind readerlady.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I actually trust you guys to handle an election thread, believe it or not. :)

I can count on one hand the number of people here who have not been able to follow the rules about political discussions. Not too shabby.

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

Dwindle said...
But for me, this election cycle has frightened me with it's extreme viciousness.
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Every election cycle is extremely vicious. It's fun to read stories of what the politicians of yore said about their opponents:

http://www.katecooch.com/blog/2012/09/28/the-history-of-nasty-presidential-elections/

Dwindle said...

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said... 100
Dwindle said...
But for me, this election cycle has frightened me with it's extreme viciousness.
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Every election cycle is extremely vicious. It's fun to read stories of what the politicians of yore said about their opponents:

http://www.katecooch.com/blog/2012/09/28/the-history-of-nasty-presidential-elections/
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So true! and at least we dont have Congress or the Cabinet shooting each other again!

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

So true! and at least we dont have Congress or the Cabinet shooting each other again!

Exactly! We must be thankful for the little things. ;)

NJGal51 said...

Well we called it here. The spin that Kate's twits are putting on her #SUPERFUNSANDY tweet is that she was just a mom trying alleviate her kids' fears by putting a bright face on everything and trying not to let the see how worried she really was. My question to the twits is...if none of the kids are on twitter, why did she tweet it out for the world to see? How did that tweet help to alleviate their fears? I mean if they were already having such a super fun time with flashlights, ice cream and the Disney channel so why the tweet? And another thing, how did she find time to alleviate their fears when she spent the entire time on her iPhone tweeting? Oh OK, business as usual. Nothing for them to worry about because Kate was ignoring them in favor of her twits. #SUPERDUMBASSTWITS

Improbable Dreams said...

I'm with Readerlady & Dwindle. Lots of information is publicly accessible for each one of us here, should anyone want to go sleuthing. Some of it's easier to find, for a variety of reasons. ADmin mentioned party affiliation as one. But to my way of thinking, this sort of thing shouldn't be fodder for public consumption. Now, if they came out as endorsing a particular candidate, all bets are off. But neither Jon nor Kate has done that.

So yeah...I think I'll stick with the preference I stated stated early on. No politics here, please oh please.

But it's Admin's blog. She can do as she pleases. As for me, I think I'll take a long walk in the sunshine. Minus this bulky asbestos suit I'm wearing.

Sweet Tart said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 49
CNN Money has the top 100 best jobs right now, and RN taps out at number 46.

Median pay: $65,800
Top pay: $90,300
10-year job growth: 26.0%
Total jobs*: 2,737,400

I don't know anyone who can't afford a great babysitter on a 65,800 salary. Suck it, Kate.
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Exactly - especially considering Kate only has the children 50% of the time. Even if she had a paid babysitter for 5 hours per day, that would be 50 hours per month total. What do babysitters get paid in PA these days? Even if it were $15/hour, she could certainly afford that on a nurse's salary.

But she has no intention of working. Not only is she mentally incapable of holding down a job, she simply doesn't want to work. That would interfere with her sleeping in, tanning schedule, and tendency to drop all responsibilities at the slightest opportunity of being back on tv.

I could see why Kate would have had some fans during the show's heydey, when she just seemed like a vain and selfish woman. But how does she retain those few diehard fans, now that the truth is out?

Dwindle said...

Ok, the guest room is ready, just have to run the vacuum in there but I will do that when I do the hallway. And the bathroom is ready, I even cleaned and polished the door knobs. Who's got some ativan?

Have I mentioned 10,000 times yet that DD#1 is flying tonight for the weekend? Baby shower this weekend and coincidently, a funeral too, all for the same family. Shower is for DDs BFF since 5th grade who also tragically lost her dad this week.So she and I will be doing double duty.

Hey, Kate, these gals are 37 years old. Do YOU have a close friend that you fly across the country for from 5th grade? To vacation with her, comfort her, help her move, rejoice at her baby shower, visit each other every Christmas or New Year, gather the Group of Five from HS and go to dinner every year? Yeah, I didnt think so. And this gal is expecting her first baby at 37 because they had REAL infertility problems, not made up ones at 22 like you.

But my knee is hurting, so I finish one task and then sit with my computer, and then go on to the next.

Oh, I want to thank the drive by, for reminding me to hang my Blue Star in my living room window. I had forgotten to do that for this deployment! But it's proudly up now, so thank you.Although it's made out of wool felt and it is a bit faded from the previous 6 deployments...If it ever stops precipitating out there (right now it is snow) I will take a pic from outside and post it so you all can see how pretty it looks.

Dmasy said...

Dwindle -- have a great weekend with your daughter. I am sure she will notice the shiny door knobs!

Dwindle said...

Dmasy, you are being sarcastic again, I can hear it. Oh YES you are, dont deny it! LOL! Ok I get it, I need to relax.

I was going to scrub the kitchen floor molding with a, ahem, a toothbrush actually, but maybe I will just mop the floor and call it good enough.

DD#1 keeps an immaculate McMansion and she went all out when i was there in May. She had her husband scrubbing grout before I came! But maybe I will just beg an ativan somewhere and enjoy the visit, eh?

mamaK said...

Winners, please enjoy your spoils for the rest of us! Or at least spend them on grandkids or nephews or something!

Kate is soooooooo proud of herself for making those jeans (if SHE really did make them and not the nanny). Would love to be a fly on the wall when she pulls the tape off and realizes that the glue stays on the jeans. They are going to be "ruined"!

The whole can't afford a babysitter thing is so stupid! Such a blatant lie. And no one calls her on it! The kids are in school what, 7-4 with bus ride? Not to mention that a couple of them come home on a later bus so the school apparently has after school programs AND also provides busing for that too! So, if all kids were in programs and came home on the late bus, when exactly would she need a sitter?

Not to mention the fact that she still lives close to where she grew up. Does she have no friends or resources after living in the area for 40 years? No friends from hs who are stay at home moms and could watch the kids for a few hours? No relationship with any friends of her parents who might be retired and could handle being with the kids? No family in the area who could watch them? Not one single person at their church that she has a relationship with would could watch them? (all paid, I mean, but you wouldn't have to pay so much to a friend/family as to a center).

This is a most telling part about Kate. We all know it's really that she just doesn't want to work and doesn't have to, but if she really did and is in a community she has been a part of for 40 yrs and has no connections or relationships, no one to rely on, you have to ask why not?

Anonymous said...

I'm with Readerlady & Dwindle. Lots of information is publicly accessible for each one of us here, should anyone want to go sleuthing. Some of it's easier to find, for a variety of reasons. ADmin mentioned party affiliation as one. But to my way of thinking, this sort of thing shouldn't be fodder for public consumption. Now, if they came out as endorsing a particular candidate, all bets are off. But neither Jon nor Kate has done that.
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I voted early. The next day I received an email from a political organization thanking me for voting early.

I was ... taken aback and quite disturbed. How did they know when I voted???

Formerly Duped said...

mamak- I think Kate just put the duct tape on the jeans and jacket. So skilled is our Katie.

Agree, it really irks me when she says the no money for babysitter thing and no one questions her in these inane interviews. She's just plain lazy and a liar and can't do anything well. She could get a job, but won't. Or maybe no one would hire her as a nurse- in that case, hurray for the nursing profession!

Rhymes with Witch said...

HEY! Robert has updated his site and taken down the temporarily suspended notice!!

Rhymes with Witch said...

How did they know when I voted??? 113

Your name was probably crossed off a list that I believe they keep to stop people from voting twice. I'm guessing the voter roles are not Private.

Dwindle said...

Dutch Tulip, I am still waiting for brownies! LOL!

Maybe in a couple of days I will change my avatar to the 101st Screaming Eagle. Maybe that will help someone 'happy up'. Snark.

I actually am quite flattered that my housecleaning today is enough to get someone's dander up. Something about any of us having a personal life to chat about is very upsetting apparently. Wait till I start cooking for Thanksgiving dinner - I can almost feel the rage already! Get your tickets now!

Dwindle said...

I dont even know what The Old Guard is, so I will look it up. :-) I love learning new things.

Catherine said...

FUFK, aka Fired Up for Kate AKA Milo got her name because they get you suspended if you address them by their real names. So, uh, you get what you get...

That's the reason for FUFK, BNasty (among others) Zippy, LiarLiar, I think that's Kate's fanbase right there. Oh & Paige. People rarely talk to her.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Dwindle, enjoy your time with your daughter and stop worrying if your home is up to par. She is looking forward to spending time with you and I'm sure she doesn't care how the woodwork looks!

Anonymous, Dwindle gets our attention because she's so freaking funny, and that's no lie! for crying out loud, chill out Anonymous.

2 RNs said...

Am an RN with MSN. Hubby is a nurse.Together we do not make $120,000. Those CNN #s are inflated and largely major hospitals in bit cities with trauma units. We both take all the OT we can and unless we want to take a train 2 hrs to a big city, we can't earn that kind of money.We work every area from NICU to ER and not a hospital with med/nursing/dental school attached, will never earn $90,000 each. Not a good statistic for us who live in rural areas and yet staff a hospital that performs heart/cancer/maternity.We are millionaires in our neighborhood. Been here 26 yrs.

Tucker's Mom said...

Dwindle said... 106
*****
Have a wonderful time with DD! It sounds like it's going to be a wonderful time with loved ones.

SeeSaw said...

I'm with Dwindle and vote for a Thanksgiving post!
My DD and new SIL are coming home from Italy and my DS and new DIL are coming home, too! Both kids were married in the last few months.

I need some new recipes. Can't make my "famous" oyster stuffing because of an allergy in the family now.

She's come undone said...

I don't see where he has removed anything from his blog. It is still there, at least for me.

Widowed Young said...

AuntieAnn said....Dmasy, you're right Ed Asner DOES look like a bulldog. Great actor. I remember watching Lou Grant with my dad. Sigh :(
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He recently reprieved an old role on Hawaii Five-O and was great. By the way-I have a HUGE celebrity crush on Alex O'Laughlin who plays Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett on the show-he makes my heart skip a beat. But I have never searched out his facebook or twitter or tried to contact him-just love to watch the show-I would like to think this is how a normal fan behaves!

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

mamak- I think Kate just put the duct tape on the jeans and jacket. So skilled is our Katie.

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I guess I missed posts along the way, but is the only picture she posted that of the jeans with a few patches and a jacket with USA on it? That's what the sheeple are raving about as being creative?
This is the woman who was going to have a crafts with Kate project on the cruise...the one who is so creative, and they were going to pay how much extra to cruise with her?

Rhymes with Witch said...

I don't see where he has removed anything from his blog. It is still there, at least for me. 121

I just checked again and it's still gone. Maybe it's a glitch in my computer? Sorry if I spread misinformation.
Damn, I was psyched, too.

Sweet Tart said...

Widowed Young said... 122
By the way-I have a HUGE celebrity crush on Alex O'Laughlin who plays Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett on the show-he makes my heart skip a beat. But I have never searched out his facebook or twitter or tried to contact him-just love to watch the show-I would like to think this is how a normal fan behaves!
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Exactly. A friend of mine has a huge crush on Craig Ferguson. We both live in CA, so she's been able to attend a couple show tapings. She follows him on twitter. But that's the extent, besides telling me from time to time that he's soooooo cute!

Maybe it's because I'm a private person, but I would not feel comfortable purposely trying to get to know someone I see on TV. I think what Kate's diehard fans have in common is they are lonely, needy people. The one I feel sorry for is Paige - she seems like a nice young woman and I wish she were too busy with her own life (high school sports, hanging with friends, gearing up for college) to have the time to follow after some aging mentally unbalanced woman, now known to have beat her children and starved the family dog.

Anonymous said...

A Thanksgiving thread would be wonderful! Would love to see everyone's favorite recipes.

Marie

Tit For Tat said...

The one I feel sorry for is Paige - she seems like a nice young woman and I wish she were too busy with her own life (high school sports, hanging with friends, gearing up for college)

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Paige graduated from high school, and apparently was involved in sports. For some reason she isn't going to college. She's picking apples somewhere. She has a mouth on her, slams her mother and "hangs" with really nasty people on twitter. When she's called out on something, she cries bully, I'm just a kid. Paige also created a fake FB account with another Twitter teen to harass Ellen, and she's suspected of allegedly setting up Formspring and Twitter accounts pretending to be Cara.

readerlady said...

I lost internet service for a brief time today for some reason. Frustrating. I think I'm caught up on posts now.

Admin, lots of things are public record. That doesn't necessarily mean we should discuss them. Jon and Kate's party affiliation have nothing to do with the exploitation of children. As I said, though, it's your blog. This will be one thread I'm skipping.

Some comments must have been swiffered. Was someone going after Dwindle again? I don't get why she's such a threat to certain sheeple. I find her hilarious and refreshingly realistic. Dwindle, thanks for having my back. BTW -- Yes, I've used a fire extinguisher, but it was just one of those little portable thingies, not one of the big ones, so I'm not sure it counts. I used to carry one in my car as part of my emergency kit, and came upon someone with an engine fire once. I stopped for her and we managed to get the blooming thing to work and had the fire put out by the time the fire engine got there. In retrospect, it was probably a stupid thing to do. Enjoy the visit from your daughter.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Dwindle - STAND DOWN woman...I mean honestly, how many times must we have this discussion? "I" am the attention seeker here. I. ME. Got that? Just like you to try and take the spotlight and get a sheeple focused on you. Geesh! Ya knows I loves ya, ya NE OH dweller you:)

I feel a need to inform y'all - the 1980's heirloom faux ultra suede brown Lazy-Boy recliner is fake suede. Fake ultra suede. It's cotton/polyester. Plant/many esters. But the touch, the feel of that fabric of my life - oh my. It breathes. But it's NASA approved fabric. Jet-fuel retardant applied. It's not leather.

Oh, oh - I've held/used a fire extinguisher...sadly, many times. We have a turkey fryer. Plus Rocketman likes to try to cook - for some reason he only uses the High setting on the stove top.

The twit's tweets said...

Rhymes with Witch said... 112
HEY! Robert has updated his site and taken down the temporarily suspended notice!!
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Robert's book page, http://www.gosselinbook.com/ still says temporarily suspended for me.

Dwindle said...

@FoTK -Dwindle - STAND DOWN woman...I mean honestly, how many times must we have this discussion? "I" am the attention seeker here. I. ME. Got that? Just like you to try and take the spotlight and get a sheeple focused on you. Geesh! Ya knows I loves ya, ya NE OH dweller you:)

I feel a need to inform y'all - the 1980's heirloom faux ultra suede brown Lazy-Boy recliner is fake suede. Fake ultra suede. It's cotton/polyester. Plant/many esters. But the touch, the feel of that fabric of my life - oh my. It breathes. But it's NASA approved fabric. Jet-fuel retardant applied. It's not leather.

Oh, oh - I've held/used a fire extinguisher...sadly, many times. We have a turkey fryer. Plus Rocketman likes to try to cook - for some reason he only uses the High setting on the stove top.

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See? I really want to be TheQueenOfEveryDamnThing and I keep forgetting that title belongs to YOU, and Auntie is the favorite and *I* am a Duchess... I think we need more titles around here.

I wonder if the fire department would give someone a trial run with a fire extinguisher upon request. My 2 part session was a scheduled thingy for a certification for something, so I dont know how that would work for me as an individual. Any one know?

The fabric of your life kiwi? Those old cotton commercials used to make me cry! "Cottonnnnn... The fabric of our livessssss." I can still hear the jingle.

Dwindle said...

readerlady you are so kind. Well, Crusaders usually are. I dont think stopping to help someone put out an engine fire was a stupid thing! Why do you say that? Do you mean the risk of stopping for a stranger?

PS you and I both know it's not a really a sheeple. *wink*

The twit's tweets said...

Fleecing The Sheeple said... 123

mamak- I think Kate just put the duct tape on the jeans and jacket. So skilled is our Katie.

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I guess I missed posts along the way, but is the only picture she posted that of the jeans with a few patches and a jacket with USA on it? That's what the sheeple are raving about as being creative?
This is the woman who was going to have a crafts with Kate project on the cruise...the one who is so creative, and they were going to pay how much extra to cruise with her?
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Yep, that pic of the jacket and jeans is the one they're raving about. lol And they supposedly took her a whole day to do, too.
I thought the jeans looked hippie style (tie-dye & psychedelic colors), but Kate says they are clown jeans. I guess I don't recognize creativity/talent when I see it.

Dmasy said...

My dear farmer is feeling the pressure of neighbors who have completed their harvest. Hubby has suffered some breakdowns that required parts from afar...waiting, waiting, waiting.

I suggested turning a comfortable piece of furniture into a rocket ship and taking an exotic trip. I guess farmers just don't have that kind of imagination. Riding in a combine at slow speeds is his preferred mode of travel.

I told him about Kiwi and Rocketman...maybe, I even suggested that we need that kind of excitement in our home.

Hubby suggested that I go fix another appliance noise with all my free time. Oh well.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

DWINIE sweetie, yes. I believe the fire department would help you out. They pretty much are in favor of safety thingees that lessen the chance of spread when flames break out. Or they might just tell you to stop, drop and roll...

We have four firemen in the family - a recently retired captain (who also was an EMT for awhile) 2 lieutenants and a chief. Handy folks to have around.

Thank you, Duchess, for putting yourself back in your place ;)

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

I just saw this on Twitter. It's a retweet of one of Kate's inane tweets during Hurricane Sandy. I must have missed it at the time she was tweeting.

This one is as bad as her #SuperFunSandy tweet, pointing out her complete lack of awareness and how deeply she is involved in only herself:

@xxxxxx
"@kateplusmy8: I don't even like icecream...but Mady made me a bowl...HurricaneSandy is not good for my figure!" #OBLIVIOUS

aggiemom09121416 said...

Anyone seen the commercial for life alert? There is a lady on there with a breathing apparatus attached to her nose, she's bragging about her life alert gizmo and she says this.."I will cut down on bread, beer, wine or soda, but I will never give up my life alert."

I think the lady *might* have other health issues, you think?
lolololololol

Today I snagged a vintage kitchenaid mixer with all three attachments and a brand new bowl (retail $50 for the bowl) for $20 dollars!!!

I need to find a KA anonymous group. I have FOUR ( actually 5, but one of the kiddos has one at college). lololol....I have a fellow poster here who will appreciate my swag!
.....now if I can just grift a @white 7 qt Kitchenaid mixer....

now I know you guys are just jellus...... :)

rainbowsandunicorns said...

or some reason he only uses the High setting on the stove top.

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Is there another setting? :)

Dwindle said...

Dmasy said...

My dear farmer is feeling the pressure of neighbors who have completed their harvest. Hubby has suffered some breakdowns that required parts from afar...waiting, waiting, waiting.

I suggested turning a comfortable piece of furniture into a rocket ship and taking an exotic trip. I guess farmers just don't have that kind of imagination. Riding in a combine at slow speeds is his preferred mode of travel.

I told him about Kiwi and Rocketman...maybe, I even suggested that we need that kind of excitement in our home.

Hubby suggested that I go fix another appliance noise with all my free time. Oh well

444444444444444444444444444444

Here I thought you were about to regale us with tales of you two gittin' yer kinky on, but instead I am spewing coffee. LOL!

butterfly said...

Had to share this, Bruce Lee's daughter, Shannon, runs a FB and Twitter in her father's name for his fans- this is her latest post on FB:
"Bruce Lee
Thank you to all who joined me over on Twitter. They shut us down for hitting our tweet limit! So sorry to those questions that I could not get to. We will do it again soon!

xShannon"


A tweet limit!! I did not even know that existed! So, a dead man, DEAD MAN, has more fans than Kate and his tweet party gets SHUT DOWN for reaching a tweet limit. Soooo, Kate and sheeple...feeling a little low? That has got to hurt- rofl!!!!

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

I thought the jeans looked hippie style (tie-dye & psychedelic colors), but Kate says they are clown jeans. I guess I don't recognize creativity/talent when I see it.

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lol!!! I thought they looked kind of Woodstock-esque. All she needed were some love beads, Nag Champa, a lava lamp and an eight-track!

Kate is a twit said...

ROL now has an article about Liz posting pictures of the kids:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/11/jon-gosselin-kids-pit-bull-dogs-photos-new-controversy

I still feel that she shouldn't have posted the pictures--only because when Jon had twitter he stated he would not discuss his kids. I know posting pictures is not the same as talking about them, but I still feel it was wrong.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Damsy,

Well I was gonna make some, um, off-color elitist ('cause we have a spaceship and you don't) remarks but I thought better of it. I'm offensive enough without the mile high jokes.

You may still borrow the 1980's heirloom faux ultra suede brown Lazy-Boy recliner anytime - you ARE worthy!

It's been a long day - I read "noise" as nose and quite befuddled as to what was meant by fixing another appliance nose...

LaLaLandNoMore said...

We have all been fed the line about Kate not being able to still work as a nurse due to babysitting expense. It is proven to be a lie and we all know that, too. It's just so insulting for Kate to keep putting out that crap of a tale when we also realize she doesn't want to work in a "mediocre" job and apparently doesn't have to work outside of her home at all. She is insulting our intelligence every time she is interviewed. Considering that she is a stay-at-home not working mom, why isn't Kate enrolling the children in Scouts, Dance class, Gymnastics, Swimming, Acting, etc., that would benefit their life now and in the future? Oh, I know. She is too cheap. If it doesn't benefit her, it doesn't happen. This is one of the saddest facts about this saga. The Gosselins are famous for nothing besides having 8 kids that they could not afford to take care of without exploiting them on television. There appears to be no talent there and Kate is not developing any talents in her children. Ugly, really ugly.

Congrats to the winners of the contest! Very cute.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Robert's book page, http://www.gosselinbook.com/ still says temporarily suspended for me.

Again, sorry. Much be a glitch in my computer. Another hope dashed.

Remona Blue said...
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Remona Blue said...

Don't you just love the way ROL ''has exclusively learned'' all this when it is as obvious as the nose on your face that all they've done is copy/paste the entire conversation Liz had on twitter? ''Exclusive'' my left foot!! I'm about to go into a rant about how freaking annoying KK's fans are at stirring things up all in defense of that dog abusing/child abusing freak of nature!! They are stomping all over my very last nerve!!

Tucker's Mom said...

The ROL post about the pics Liz Janetta took of the tups and her pit bull are getting overwhelmingly positive responses of support.
I guess what's good for the goose is good for the gander, so we can expect a post about Kate's #superfunsandy will be followed by a post about Jon. But, Kate's ROL post elicited vitriol towards Kate and Jon (and Liz) are getting support--mostly from dog lovers who think that smearing pit bulls is uncalled for and untrue.

Remona Blue said...

Is the reason I can't see the comments because they are on Facebook and I'm not?

It's a good thing I'm not on twitter either, because I could see myself drawn into a vicious twitter war!!

Thank goodness I know myself well enough to limit where I am able to comment on anything!!

Kate is a twit said...

Hmm-Kate says that ROL pays for articles. So who is ROL paying for this one? The fan who harrassed Liz and whose tweet is quoted in the article? If she hadn't tweeted and harrassed Liz, would there have even been an article?

Although I didn't approve of Liz posting the pictures--I certainly disagree with the fan's saying that she's putting them at rish because of the dog.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Tucker's Mom 148

I never read the comments at ROL but am glad to hear this.
ROL follows kate on twitter, and probably now follows Liz as well.

Kate is a twit said...

Remona--you don't have to have a FB account to see the comments. They're all the way at the bottom of the page.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Hey, there is a banner at the top of my page that 3 people unfriended me. Funny since I've never "friended" anyone.

Anonymous said...

The ROL article is exactly why Liz should not post pictures of the Gosselin children. They generate a lot of interest and not all of it positive and then the kids are put back in the spotlight.

Marie

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm glad people are standing up for dogs and pit bulls on Radar. That fan should do her homework, German Shepherds are more likely to attack than pits. Did we ever suggest Shoka is unsafe just because a teeny tiny percentage of them have attacked? No.

Remona Blue said...

Kate is a twit said... 152
''Remona--you don't have to have a FB account to see the comments. They're all the way at the bottom of the page.''
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The comments don't show up for me at the bottom of the page. I see a 'clickable' for 13 comments, but when I click on it.....nothing shows up...it just takes me right back to the original topic. sigh

Kate is a twit said...

"ROL follows kate on twitter, and probably now follows Liz as well."

Rhymes-you are correct. The ROL twitter account follows Kate, but not Liz. However, Amber Goodhand(one of the editors at ROL) does follow Liz using her own account. She is the one who wrote the article.

koop dedoo said...

Formerly Duped #82 -

Have you seen the Valjean Quartet from the 25th Anniversary of Les Mis?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-0MS72uHSQ

Or the original cast encore from the 25th Anniverssary?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAgQA5gVVE

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Dwindle #106 - I do have a friend from when I was 9 who calls me every year on my birthday. We have written (snail mail, e-mail, facebook) all of these years. Enjoy the time with your daughter!

The twit's tweets said...

Kate is a twit said... 142

ROL now has an article about Liz posting pictures of the kids:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/11/jon-gosselin-kids-pit-bull-dogs-photos-new-controversy

I still feel that she shouldn't have posted the pictures--only because when Jon had twitter he stated he would not discuss his kids. I know posting pictures is not the same as talking about them, but I still feel it was wrong.
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I agree, Liz should have never posted the photos of the kids.

It's a shame that innocent, beautiful pics showing the love between a child and a pet can't be viewed as just that and instead cause so much controversy. This would not be happening though, if the Gosselin kids hadn't been exploited by their parents for years - and with Kate still doing it.

Liz was advised on twitter about posting about the G8, yet she continued. I'm hoping her motives were innocent and it was just about the interaction between dog and child, but... I still have to wonder. I can only shake my head about how some of those involved with the G8 continue to learn the hard way (and the kids are the ones to always be in the middle). It's sad. I guess it's Liz's turn now.

Why do some of the adults not understand that pics, tweets, etc of the kids never ends well, no matter what the intent?

To ALL of the adults involved with the Gosselin kids: LEAVE THE KIDS OUT OF IT (tweets, pictures, magazines, tv, ALL OF IT) - and that includes YOU, too - KATE!
grrrr

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

I'd like to add my voice to those who would like a Thanksgiving post. Although we have already celebrated our Thanksgiving, I'm sure all suggestions can be applied to the XMas holidays.

I wish I could give credit to the one who gave out a recipe for crock pot beef stew with cranberries. I made it for my family and they loved it.

Also thanks to whoever suggested the book (Readerlady?) " Last Wool and Testament" which I have almost finished.

I have read a number of books suggested here so thanks to all those who shared authors and titles.

I'm not American but I closely follow your politics and would welcome reading the opinions of all your intelligent posters if Admin opens such a post.

To Let's Throw Tomatoes: Please continue to comment here.

To Dee3: I love all your comments and I too love logic puzzles.

readerlady said...

Dwindle, No, I don't think stopping for someone in trouble was stupid, I think trying to put the engine fire out by ourselves was stupid. What if the gas line went? But neither of us was thinking of that at the time. She wasn't really a stranger. I didn't know her, know her, but we had a nodding acquaintance from shopping at the same grocery store at the same time all the time.

Sweet Tart said...

Tit for Tat - wow, I did not know that info about Paige. Well, it sounds like she is definitely a troubled young woman, and that Kate and defending Kate by any means has become an obsession for her. That's too bad and I hope she gets some counseling or other help, so she could lead a more productive life. I have a son, no daughters, but if my child were going down the wrong path in life, it would break my heart.

SaveThe8FromEvilKate said...

Congrats to the winners and a great job to all!

Greedy Gosselins said in part:

"My opinion is that the kids have been used as a bargaining tool since the day they were born. I wish Liz would stop this. If Kate sees these pics, I can only imagine it enrages her and guess who she takes it out on? The kids. Eg) "Why do you have to look so happy/content at your dad's?" "Why are you trying to make me look like a bad mother?""

I hate that the abused have to tip toe around abusers, been there, done that. I know it's a necessity sometimes for their own well being, but I HATE it!

Regardless of what Liz does or doesn't do those kids will have to live out their lives trying to save themselves, so I say Kate should be exposed for her abuse and lies whenever possible.

Dwindle said...

koop dedoo, isnt that wonderful! I dont have much that goes back that far, because we moved alot when I was a kid. What a treasure that must be for you!

My former mother in law, now in her 80s, hears from her maid of honor every single year on her wedding anniversary, even though both ladies are in their 80s and both have been widowed for decades. It is just so sweet.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate complains about bullying all the time, and her fans agree with her. Kate should go take a look a Liz's feed and see how HER fans are bullying Liz. If she wants to stop bullying, she should tell her fans to stop it also.

As always--what a bunch of hypocrites!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

It's silly too, do they really think Liz is going to say you know you're right my dogs are dangerous ill never let them around the kids again. Lol.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Sigh. DMASY I meant DMASY not Damsy - what is it with me and userID's lately??

Sorry, DMASY :(

I blame ambien

Dmasy said...

OT -- book report.

Swings and Roundabouts, I have gotten so many delicious book lead here, too.

I saw a Dr. Phil show with Michael Schofield and his wife with their daughter, January. That led to reading his book, January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save her.

January was diagnosed as a schizophrenic at the age of 4. It is a heart breaking story of parental love and dedication. Having seen January on TV made the story even more compelling.

I like Dr. Phil. I DVR his show daily and then watch the topics I am interested in. I haven't seen the narcissist program yet. I think Dr. Phil is down to earth and funny. I don't expect him to work a miracle in an hour program. I am entertained and a learn a bit about human nature.

Sweet Tart said...

I admit to having mixed feelings about pit bulls, but I do believe that most of the problems and tragedies involving pit bulls are due to their owners. However, since there are no laws in place over who can own a pit bull, there will continue to be irresponsible owners who then end up causing terrible tragedies.

I used to occasionally watch Pit Boss and Shorty and his dogs show how a pit bull can be faithful, loving, mellow and trustworthy. If only all people who owned pit bulls were responsible owners, the world would be a better place.

As to Liz posting those pics - I'm already too involved in this "Kate Krieder is the worst mother I've ever seen" saga. I'm not getting in any deeper by proffering an opinion on something Jon's girlfriend did, except to say that the dog in the photos looks to have kind eyes.

Dmasy said...

FotK -- quite all right. I knew what you meant. I would just like to tell you again how much I enjoy your posts. Thank you.

Moi said...

With the exception of Ellen Ross, Jon has shown horrid taste in selecting girlfriends.

This Liz person gives me the creeps. That stupid tv interview she and Jon did was nothing but a cry for attention. And joining in the twitter games show poor judgement. Tweeting the pitbull pictures was wrong. If Jon plans on keeping her for a while he needs to set some rules to protect his children's privacy.

I think it's time for Jon to move on to the next one...

Jo said...

Dwindle..I LOVE your avatar. It makes me proud.

My son joined the Navy when he was 19 years old. This was February of 2001. It was just a few days after his birthday. I remember dropping him off at the recruiters office, saying our good-byes, watching him through the window sitting there all by himself and crying my eyes out all the way home. I remember thinking that I just left my baby and I don't know where he's going or what's going to happen.

Then 911 happened. I was shaken to my core because I knew it was just a matter of time before something big would happen. And it did. Before the war broke out, we got a call from him saying that he wouldn't be able to talk to us for awhile but not to worry. He would contact us when he could. Well, it was a couple of months later when the war started and he was behind the scenes preparing but we weren't supposed to know this.

Anyway, I had Dwindle's avatar in every one of my windows from the time the war started until my precious boy came home.

Sorry, I didn't mean to bore anyone. It just brought back a lot of memories.

NJGal51 said...

Rhymes With Witch - you need to go to gosselinbook.blogspot.com

Sweet Tart said...

Dmasy - it may interest you to know that I was curious after reading your post and Googled January Schoefield. I was surprised to see links to blogs relating to alleged abuse suffered by January at the hands of her parents.

Here are a couple links, if anyone is interested:
http://spitbristleandfury.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/oprah-ignores-abuses-against-jani-schofield/

http://bipolar-stanscroniclesandnarritive.blogspot.com/2009/07/6-year-old-jani-schofield-schizophrenic.html

The second link includes some quotes by January's own father acknowledging some of his behavior, including hitting January, starving her, etc. One sentence reads, "We did EVERYTHING we could to try to break her."

If I've learned one thing from this Krieder mess, it is not to trust what we are spoonfed by the media, and that includes Dr. Phil. Remember, Dr. Phil had Jon & Kate on his show, and talked to them about preserving their branding, their image. He gave them free nanny service or some such. He's part of the media conglomerate that wants us to turn a blind eye to the reality behind the image presented by "reality tv."

I don't know the truth about January Schoefield, but I wanted to point out that there are apparently more facets to the story than a loving father devoted to his daughter. A loving father does not hit nor starve his child.

butterfly said...

have mixed feelings on Liz posting pics of the kids because I know how I would feel if my BF would post/tweet a pic of my kid- I would go ballistic. Unless he asked me first- and her.
I dont know if Liz asked, and if she did, what Jon's answer was, so I just dont comment other than her pics are very pretty.
I feel if the kids aren't yours, dont post the pics. Thats my personal opinion, of course.

Formerly Duped said...

koop dedoo:

Thanks, I enjoy everything form Les Mis!

Here is one for you: and Dwindle and any other fans!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zveWVMZt8Ao

More international Valjeans including Israel

Tit For Tat said...

Tit for Tat - wow, I did not know that info about Paige. Well, it sounds like she is definitely a troubled young woman, and that Kate and defending Kate by any means has become an obsession for her.

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She really is, and it's too bad. There's something very wrong with an 18-year-old (although some say she's in her early 20s) who is obsessed with a 37-year-old divorced woman. I can't remember the number, but I think that she has something like 5,000 photos just of Kate alone. You'd think that after all this time, this bizarre obsession would have worn off. She really does need help, but clearly she's not going to admit that there's a problem. I think that something is really "off" in that household. The thing is that Kate does nothing to discourage her and accepts her gifts, but doesn't thank her. Still, Paige remains true in her devotion and will keep sending her packages, not even knowing if Kate's opened them because she doesn't acknowledge it. I can't remember the name of her "bestie" on Twitter, but that young "friend" has a garbage mouth that would make a back-alley drunk blush! Where are the parents of these kids?

Speaking of gifts, I wonder how many sheeple have started their Christmas shopping for Kate. Has she put out any hints yet as to what she'd like to see arrive in the mail?

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aggiemom09121416 said...

Jo 172 said
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Bored?? As Kate would say, 'are you kidding me??'

Your story about your son make my eyes water. This generation is going to be JUST fine!
HOOAH

butterfly said...

I'm ready for Super Tuesday special edition post :D

Go XXX!!!

Jo said...

aggiemom09121416 said... 179

Thank you. I've been crying since I wrote it and I can't stop. Too many memories.

koop dedoo said...

Dwindle #164 - I am grateful for the "old" friendship. My family moved out of that area when I was 10, so my friend and I have been "writing" for 41 years.

aggiemom09121416 said...

Speaking of gifts, I wonder how many sheeple have started their Christmas shopping for Kate. Has she put out any hints yet as to what she'd like to see arrive in the mail?
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Funny you should mention it, she tweeted last week that her computer (or computers?) were old and needed replacing.
lol

Tit For Tat said...


Thanks, I enjoy everything form Les Mis!

Here is one for you: and Dwindle and any other fans!

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Big fan here! My friend named her youngest daughter, "Cosette." I was glad it wasn't a boy or he might have been "Valjean" or Victor Hugo!

aggiemom09121416 said...

Jo,

It takes a special young man (or woman ) to enlist right out of high school. You should be very very VERY proud of your son and his accomplishments.
There is something about those that join our military that sets them apart from their peers. They have such a selflessness about them..most kids that age are thinking about me me and me...those kids are wanting to serve their country. There's nothing like the heart of a soldier.
Thanks for his service and your sacrifice to keep our country free.
Military moms are special too...they raised those young men and women that want to serve.

localyocul said...

I couldn't see the ROL comments either until I realized I could only NOT see them at work. It was because my work blocks facebook. I can see them at home.

butterfly said...

aggiemom,
Jo's son is a Sailor....not a soldier, LOL
Sorry, had to go there, it kills us in the Navy :D Navy pride, ya know?
But we know what you mean- you have kind words to Jo for her son. And you are correct, most kids that age are only thinking about themselves.
Hope you dont mind a bit of teasing- I mean it only in good fun.

Dmasy said...

Jo -- your post about your son was beautiful. Thank you.

Sweet Tart -- I will go to those sites. I was impressed by the parents and the book is full of sacrifice for January. Of course, there is no abuse or starvation mentioned.

I guess following the Gosselin drama has made us all wiser or skeptical or a combination of both.

Twittering And Twattering said...

Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi fans -- don't forget the Hurricane Sandy concert tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC.
I wonder if Billy will do "New York State Of Mind."

aggiemom09121416 said...

butterfly.....

lol. ok, I can take some teasing! To make it worse, I have a son-in-law who is in the Navy, lol...
I meant 'soldier' in a generic term to cover all military branches.
(red faced in Tx, lol)

SaveThe8FromEvilKate said...

Super Tuesday, ohhh, I may get myself in trouble that day! Nah, I love to argue politics but do so in a respectful manner.

I support our troops,their families and like to read those OT posts here. I've also shed a few tears from them.

I am a registered VoteRRR, and see no problem in Admin doing her post ;)

butterfly said...

Aggiemom,
:) It's ok, I get that alllll the time- I am stationed on an army base, LOL!!
You should hear the Marines- my goodness- dont mistake them for soldiers- the are MARINES, haha.

Who here had a DD (I think?...could be wrong)running the NY marathon? I see it got postponed...

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Jo said... 172

Dwindle..I LOVE your avatar. It makes me proud.

My son joined the Navy when he was 19 years old. This was February of 2001. It was just a few days after his birthday. I remember dropping him off at the recruiters office, saying our good-byes, watching him through the window sitting there all by himself and crying my eyes out all the way home. I remember thinking that I just left my baby and I don't know where he's going or what's going to happen.

Then 911 happened. I was shaken to my core because I knew it was just a matter of time before something big would happen. And it did. Before the war broke out, we got a call from him saying that he wouldn't be able to talk to us for awhile but not to worry. He would contact us when he could. Well, it was a couple of months later when the war started and he was behind the scenes preparing but we weren't supposed to know this.

Anyway, I had Dwindle's avatar in every one of my windows from the time the war started until my precious boy came home.

Sorry, I didn't mean to bore anyone. It just brought back a lot of memories.

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Jo, you don't have to apologise for sharing your memories. Thank you for sharing them with us.

A BIG thank you to your son for bravely serving our beautiful country, and God's many blessings to you as well.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Jo, your story about your son was so touching and heartwarming. Thank you for sharing it with us.

As far as old friends, I still keep in touch with a close friend from my childhood, we grew up on the same block. We met when we were 8 and now we are both 55. We also have a small group that we went to elementary school with and we have get togehters a couple times a year. As a matter of fact, they all showed up at the surprise 50th birthday party my husband threw for me. He called the one I grew up with and she in turn contacted everyone else. What a surprise to come home from shopping with a neighbor and to walk into my home and see not only my family, but the old gang from school. What wonderful memories we all share.

How sad that Kate does NOT have those kinds of friendships in her life. And she has no one to blame but herself.

My opinion on Liz posting the pictures is that I don't think anyone should be posting publicly pictures of children. Private pictures to family or friends is one thing, but to post them for the public, especially children as well known as the G kids are, to me is wrong.

Remona Blue said...

Thank you, localyocul My AdBlock had the comments blocked. Through trial and error, I finally figured out how to allow facebook comments.

Dwindle said...

@ Jo... God bless you, Blue Star Mother.

Tucker's Mom said...

Quick OT for a Sandy-related topic that's been a bee in my bonnet. I have felt strongly that the NYC marathon should not go off this Sunday and could not believe that the Mayor and Powers That Be stubbornly said that it was going to be held.
This, when at the very start of the race, Staten Island, has so far seen 19 dead. Numbers 18 and 19 being two young boys, brothers, whose bodies were pulled from flood waters just yesterday.
I just heard that the marathon has been canceled. Thank goodness. Every single resource that can possibly be squeezed out should go to the victims who have suffered so much and whose lives are forever changed.
There are areas that have Katrina-esque level catastrophe. Can you imagine a marathon going off in the 9th ward when the streets are still flooded, people have no food, water or sanitation and people are still missing?
Thanks for allowing my rant.

Jo said...

butterfly said... 187

aggiemom,
Jo's son is a Sailor....not a soldier, LOL
Sorry, had to go there, it kills us in the Navy :D Navy pride, ya know?

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

Absolutely NO offence whatsoever! My son served hand in hand with the Marines and they thought of themselves as ONE.

After my son's time in the military was over he went to a major university, was on the National Dean's List for all four years and graduated with top honors. He is happy and well and I couldn't be prouder of him. He's the funniest person I know and makes me (almost) pee my pants on a regular basis :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Tucker's Mom . . . I strongly agree. Didn't want to post it on here because I didn't know how it would be taken. But the Marathon should have been cancelled a long time ago. The people of New York, Staten Island, etc., need ALL of the resources available.

Marie

Mrs. Malaprop said...

Aggiemom (137) . . . That Life Alert commercial cracks me up! I'm glad the lady with the oxygen up her nose will go without her beer to afford her Life Alert. Lol!

Regarding pit bulls, I believe that the breed doesn't determine the temperament. German Shepherds are a high-bite breed, but ours has never snapped or growled at anyone. Now, my sister-in-law and her husband have 2 pit bulls, and one of them has bitten their neighbor girl. We were recently at their house for a birthday party. The neighbor girl was there, which kind of surprised me. My SIL said that the girl's parents know they will put the dog away when she's at their house. BUT, there the dog was, walking around with all of the visitors! When I pointed that out, SIL said, "We'll, they trust us." One of the other guests said that he babysat for my SIL and Bro-IL once, and that same dog sat at the top of the stairs near the kids' bedrooms and growled every time the guy walked by the bottom of the stairs. He said he just hoped one of the kids didn't need him because that dog wasn't going to let him up those stairs. This kind of thing worries me a lot. But, to my in-laws, it's charming that the dog is so protective of his family. I see some red flags that I would address ASAP.

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