Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Megan Kowalewski's remarkable fight

Thanks to one young woman's random encounter with Jon Gosselin, we now are privileged to know the story of this inspiring Berks County resident as she battles cancer. Megan, age 24, was diagnosed with lymphoma over a year ago and has been in treatments ever since. Her empowering music video homemade at the hospital, with Kelly Clarkson belting out lyrics like "You didn't think that I'd come back, I'd come back swinging," in the background, is a Youtube sensation.

 

Megan's treatments have caused a great deal of pain, and stomach symptoms. She couldn't eat a thing over the holidays this year. But her appetite has been better recently, and on Saturday when she felt well enough to grab some fast food, she bumped into Jon Gosselin at a Chick-fil-A. Jon posed for not just one photo but two, and Megan proudly posted them on her Facebook account. The photos generated over 1,800 likes and 233 comments, mostly from friends happy to see her smiling again.



The Reading Eagle has been documenting her story, which can be found here. Megan speaks frankly about her situation to the publication, from being devastated at not having enough time to harvest her eggs should treatments make her infertile, to her fears at not being able to beat her disease. "I'm not embarrassed," Megan said. "I want people to know the truth about what's going on."

Wishing you good health, Megan.

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Anonymous said...

OrangeCrusher1

Just testing
Damn Ipad - old one did not do this
Guess I have to be (semi) Anonymous too.

AuntieAnn said...

aggiemom09121416 said... 197
Skywatcher...

welcome and congratulations on being cancer free..that is wonderful to hear.
:)
and snow? ewww....
we are forecast for a rainy weekend in Tx..
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Yes, Skywatcher. Ditto to aggiemom's post... Welcome!


aggiemom - I'll trade your rain for some white stuff, pretty please. We got 15cm or about 5" of snow overnight and now it's -22 C. (7 below F) Brrr. It took me all afternoon to scrape the walks. I'm frozen to the bone. I think a hot Rumpringa toddy is in order.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Skywatcher, congratulations on being cancer free. God bless, hon!

Parent in Lancaster County, in case you didn't notice I LOVE snow!! As far as I'm concerned, it should snow every day (or at least every other day!) from December 1st through the end of February! The more the better.

Okay, okay, I admit that during the winter I am not very popular with coworkers and neighbors.

Thanks for Going Off Topic said...

Dwindle said... 131
Fleecing The Sheeple said... 83

Once again, she's singing, "Close To You..."


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She probably has a playlist:

A Mighty Fortress is our Kate
Praise To Our Katie, Almighty, the Queen of Creation!
Wind Beneath My Wings
When a Milo Loves a Woman, Cant Think of Nothin' Else...
What a Friend We Have In Katie, All our sins and griefs to bear..
How Great Kate Art.
The First Time Ever I Saw Kate's Face
Cant Help Falling In Love With Kate
Katie Loves Me, This I Know, For My Twitter Told Me So, (... little ones to her belong, they are weak but she is strong. Yessss, Katie Loves MEEEE! My twitter told me so!)

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OMG! You owe me a new laptop!

I know others have already added to this list beautifully, but Dwindle's post made me spit my tea.

As a long time Gosselin watcher but rare poster can I just say . . .

Jon is a flawed person (aren't we all) and I have criticized many of his past actions, but I truly believe that he was emotionally and probably physically abused by Kate. If you have never been through abuse you might not understand how badly it can affect you.

To me, Jon's actions in 2009 were almost textbook survivor of abuse. I think he is in his present terrible financial situation because of some, most, or all of the following:

1. He went off the rails having been controlled for so long. That is not uncommon in abuse survivors. He also felt incredibly guilty at derailing Kate's gravy train. Can we say brainwashed?

2. He had horrible divorce representation -- partly because he was unable to make sensible decisions. Kate had beaten that ability out out of him.

3. Jon is, and always has been, a follower rather than a leader, but he is a loving kind of guy and a pretty good parent when it comes to his kids. He actually tried to do his best against Kate's much more forceful personality. See above *survivorof abuse.* He would have probably made an excellent if passive father -- if he had not married abusive, grasping, grifting Kate.

4. Jon just rolled over during the divorce. He just wanted Kate/TLC off his back. He literally gave away the farm to Kate's demands re. financials. He did not realize how much he was giving up in his eagerness to get it over. He is really not very bright, but is quite a nice guy.

5. He may be getting his act together today, but it is a hard struggle for a spousal abuse survivor. I do give Jon credit for hanging in there for his kids. He could have just allowed Kate to kick him completely from his children's lives, but apparently he is still hanging in there.

I'm not a fan of Jon. Far from it. But I do truly believe that he was abused. He is not, and never has been, the brightest bulb in the chandelier. He is not a strong personality, and he is annoying as he vacillates and looks for stronger personalities to fight his battles for him.

I do sincerely respect the way he has hung in there for his kids and battled both Kate, Family Court and TLC to remain part of their lives and try to give those kids some happiness, love and some kind of stability.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Nancy, darlin'. You're not supposed to send me your snow. You're supposed to PAY for me to come to where the snow is. That's grifting 101! Lol!

Melissa NV said...

Justbecause said... 160
I do. But I guess not enough to use my regular name to say it. lol
Or do we call people sheeple so they will leave crying?''
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It's worth a try. Will YOU please leave if 'we' call YOU a sheeple?
The only kind of regular you are here is a regular troll. Same old crap everytime.

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Sheep cry? Real tears? I thought they just bleat and run away with their tails between their legs. Some bleating almost sounds like a very weird whining human!

Jo said...

Marie said... 198

Marie..that was beautiful, perfect and so true. Great post.

Melissa NV said...

kateplusmy8
Today's list of projects included:moving furniture,planning an add'l chicken run, &learning how 2 change my house h2O filter!FUN!

I'd be ashamed to admit that. What did she do for the other seven or so hours while the kids were in school?

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Thanks for Going Off Topic, that was a great post and I agree with all your comments about Jon. At the end of the day, what he did for a few months in 2009 isn't an issue because he stopped all of that behavior. He seems like a good guy trying to live a normal life and be there for his kids. Nothing wrong with that at all.

Melissa NV said...

amadii
@Kateplusmy8 what's a chicken run?

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These people seriously can't be this dumb, can they? Let's see. A chicken run is a half marathon sponsored by Colonel Sanders. Doesn't everyone know that?

chefsummer said...

She going to add a chicken doesn't she have like 10 or 20?

How many chickens does she need?

chefsummer said...

Melissa NV said... 10
amadii
@Kateplusmy8 what's a chicken run?
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They probably thought her chicken were escaping the compound.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Are the iPad users clicking view web version. That often solves my iPad issues.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Melissa NV, your version of the chicken run-LOL!

carezee said...

Winsomeone said..."I have been waiting for a Fed Ex delivery, something that I will have to sign for. Was home with the Big Dogs alllll day today. I just checked the tracking and it says that at 12:22PM today, "Customer was not home"."

The UPS drivers have done that to my neighbor and me. I swear they sneak onto the porch, slap a sticker onto our doors, and then run back to their truck and take off. I am mostly home, and know I was here when they pulled that game on me twice.

This happens to us all the time. My husband works from home and has deliveries almost daily. I can't tell you how many times this has happened. We recently installed cameras so we can see if someone pulls in the drive and comes to the door. Since we hooked them up it hasn't happened though. I will keep you informed if we actually see how they do it though.

Dwindle said...

AuntieAnn said... 2
aggiemom09121416 said... 197
Skywatcher...

welcome and congratulations on being cancer free..that is wonderful to hear.
:)
and snow? ewww....
we are forecast for a rainy weekend in Tx..
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Yes, Skywatcher. Ditto to aggiemom's post... Welcome!


aggiemom - I'll trade your rain for some white stuff, pretty please. We got 15cm or about 5" of snow overnight and now it's -22 C. (7 below F) Brrr. It took me all afternoon to scrape the walks. I'm frozen to the bone. I think a hot Rumpringa toddy is in order.

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Poured all day here too in northern ohio.

Auntie, I have a lovely 'toddy' I make; hot instant spice apple cider with a splash of Capt Morgan Spiced Rum. Oh holy hannah, that will warm the cockles of your heart. And your bones and your toes and your intestines and...

chefsummer said...

Sukie Tawdry ‏@sukie_tawdry
@Kateplusmy8 are you able to pay the bills without a reg job?
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HA

I wonder will Kate answer?

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Dwindle, glad to see you back. Hope you are feeling much better, hon.

Dwindle said...

Skywatcher said... 194

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Congratulations on your good health! I hope you can post more often!

Twittering And Twattering said...

Dwindle -- are you the one with the ghost?

Dwindle said...

carezee said... 15

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Thanks, carezee. I have a kind of long driveway and then a walkway to the front door. There is no way a truck parked in the street, someone walked up to the porch and then - nothing? My dogs hear everything! they would have gone ballistic with someone on the porch. My guess is it was pouring and he/she said the heck with it. There is no card or sticker on the door either. I think they - gasp - lied!

Twittering And Twattering said...

Dwindle said --

"Auntie, I have a lovely 'toddy' I make; hot instant spice apple cider with a splash of Capt Morgan Spiced Rum."

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Yes! I bought packets of hot apple cider and used the spiced rum. I could get very addicted to it.

"Oh holy hannah, that will warm the cockles of your heart. And your bones and your toes and your intestines and..."

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...and your husband's cockles, too. Did I just say that?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Sukie Tawdry @sukie_tawdry
@Kateplusmy8 are you able to pay the bills without a reg job?

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LOL. Of course if she's willing to steal from the kids' money.

AuntieAnn said...

Dwindle - Oh yeah!! Spiced rum and honey and lemon for me right now. (but a tad more than a splash).

It rastes teally good.

Anonymous said...

Admin -- yes, I'm in web version on the iPad and can't log in with blogger.

Jane

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'll try on mine tonight and see what happens. Annoying!

Apple and google dont always get along. Maybe apple is a sheeple.

Anonymous said...

OrangeCrusher1

I am on web version, but cannot use Name/URL with my new Ipad, had no problem with the old one. And having issues with Google account as well. Not technie enough to figure this out. Other than this, really like my new Ipad.

And yes, Kate's tweet is embarrassing given her long days. Have to say, had not considered she might be away post Xmas for some 'enhancments' but it does make sense, and also sense in that the kid's school break would have been split 50/50 with dad. Definitely lying low, and lying, period.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

A cold windy night here....calls for clam chowder, grilled chicken sandwiches with gooey melted cheese, salad, sweet potato fries and piping hot chocolate with whipped cream. I love the cold sometimes.

readerlady said...

Skywatcher -- Welcome. Bet that "person" who sent you the less than pleasant email re J&K's appearance was that Craig person. He was (is?) a nasty piece of work himself, based on his letter/posts.

More for Milo's playlist:

Kate Is Thy Faithfulness
Bless This Kate
Everybody Ought To Know (Who Katie Is)
I Know Kate I Have Believed
Out of the Katie Palaces, Into a World of Woe
Standing On the Promises of Kate My Queen
Ave Katie
Katie of Galilee
I Walked Today Where Katie Walked

Dwindle said...

njay said... 152

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gimme a hog.

I am way sorry about your bank account! if I find the money in MINE, I'll share. NO LIE!

Gimme another hog!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


Today's list of projects included:moving furniture,planning an add'l chicken run, &learning how 2 change my house h2O filter!FUN!

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What no catching up on The Real Housewives DVRs when she was on vacation? Most moms if they are lucky manage to squeeze in a "project" or two between WORKING all day and taking care of everything the kids, family and house needs. What an insult to women she is.

Does she volunteer at her school? She could pass all the idle time she appears to have that way. What a privilege to not have to work and to be able to do all the kinds of things working moms only dream about.

carezee said...

Dwindle... I think they lie too, I am afraid. The door bell doesn't ring and no one knocks. This has happened with the postman too. We have had a few packages that need to be signed for and we just get a note in the mailbox saying to pick it up at the post office the next day. Another reason we set up the cameras were to catch the person that is throwing cigarette butts in our driveway. I can't tell you how many I have picked up. We are pretty sure it is the nasty neighbor next door but haven't been able to prove it. So hopefully all our questions will be answered soon. I will keep you all posted. LOL.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Milo's following the classic victim-perpetrator pattern again, I called it. (No, not ALL victims, it's just a classic pattern.)

Mad at Kate for awhile, then comes crawling back to tweet her. She'll get smacked down again, sulk for awhile, then crawl back again. I feel bad for her sometimes.

Paula said...

Today's list of projects included:moving furniture,planning an add'l chicken run, &learning how 2 change my house h2O filter!FUN!
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For the life of me I cannot figure out why this woman thinks she is something special...You're so right admin, she is an insult to women.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Exactly Admin. Kate has no clue what a real working mother does, nor does she have a clue what a mother does. She has all this free time; all this money; part-time, if not full-time help; and an ex who spends as much time as he can with his kids and takes them overnight. This lazy woman does nothing all day, but sends out tweets like she is so incredibly busy, overworked, and overtired. FROM WHAT??

So she has 8 kids. She does very little with them or for them. Working mothers of 1 or 2 kids wish they had her time and money. She's such and idiot.

White Organza said...

Welcome Skywatcher!

And big (((hugs))) to IDModo and Millicent.

Now... Since I've been shivering all afternoon, it's time to make myself a little hot something-something with a dash of rum and another dash of rum. There!

And it's all Dwindle's and Auntnie Ann's fault! (I like this blaming game trick I stumbled upon the night Improbable Dream led us to impur thoughts of Chubby Hubby ice cream with Marie's pound cake. It really alleviate one's guilt.)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Contemplating a chicken run?

Us mediocre try to schedule our errands in one trip and save gas and time. We don't have the time or the money to be making all these little jaunts all over town whenever we have the fancy. We can't just go to Lowe's four times because we forgot this or that, or pop over to the grocery store because I feel like more chicken. There are things to do, children to be picked up, work to go to, and on and on. Time runs out fast.

As for moving furniture, how nice you were able to sit around agonizing over whether the ottoman looks better on the left or right side of the 3D T.V.. I say the left. The last time most of us had time to agonize over moving furniture was last decade.

Is it that she just doesn't know how she sounds? Or is it that she is trying to brag about her oh so difficult 1% of a life?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

And, at bare minimum, she gets every other weekend all....to.....herself.

Per her own admission!

Can you imagine. Every other weekend all to yourself! Oh what a world that would be. Kinda makes divorce sound attractive. :-).....KIDDING.

Twittering And Twattering said...

Mad at Kate for awhile, then comes crawling back to tweet her. She'll get smacked down again, sulk for awhile, then crawl back again. I feel bad for her sometimes.

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Has she been tweeting Kate? I only saw the ones she sent this afternoon, and while fawning her affection for Kate, the tweets were not sent TO her.

fidosmommy said...

Re: Liz and Jon. I didn't think they were living together. Someone upthread said they were.

Re: Deliveries. I was waiting for my $1,400/month
meds to arrive and they didn't...they didn't...
I called about them. I was told they had been delivered the week before. I asked who signed.
No one signed, and signature was required. Turned out it was left on the doorstep of some business in the next town. It was a substitute driver who didn't much care who got what and who didn't. The regular guy would never have done that to a regular customer.

The pharmaceutical company overnighted me a new bottle of my essential meds.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Yes, Admin, a weekend to ourselves with children? Not for the normal working mom. I had only one child and I got one weekend to myself every year in June, from the time she was 8 until she was 12 (only 4 total). That's when my hubs and daughter would go on their annual daddy/daughter fishing trip to Wisconsin. At 12 she no longer wanted to do that because she lost her interest in fishing. There went my one weekend to myself!

IDModo said...

I think when Kate said planning a chicken run she meant a place for the chickens to run in, fenced off with chicken wire, like a dog run only for chickens.
Hugs (hogs!)back atya White Organza!
Modo♥

Parent In Lancaster County said...

admin asked, Does she volunteer at her school?

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Surely you jest!

readerlady said, "I Walked Today Where Katie Walked"

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That's one of my favorite hymns. Now it's ruined. I'll never again be able to hear it without thinking about Kate and Milo! Sheesh! ;)

How about "Katie, Joy of Milo's Desiring..."

Or,

"O, Katie, I have promised
to serve Thee to the end;
Be Thou forever near me,
my Master and my Friend..."


Flight of the Kiwi said...

beach_tammy
@Kateplusmy8 Huge fan!! I got a small dog a teddy bear. Do u have any advice on house training him with the craziness of 4 kids ?

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The twitterer got a teddy bear for a small dog??? Why would Khate have advice on house training a teddy bear??? I must admit all the teddy bears that made it to this house arrived fully potty trained...as did every other stuffed animal. Punctuation is my friend. I think.

Anonymous said...

OrangeCrusher1

I read the part about the chicken run as that she's designing a new chicken run, as in part of her coop. Now's she's an architect. That doodle took what, 20 minutes. Per her few tweets of the new year, the 2013 persona is Ms. Fixit. Nada about new career, or job, or running. Figures. We may continue to talk about her but she gets less interesting as time goes on.

OC

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

LOL Kiwi maybe you're being facetious, Teddy Bear actually is a breed of dog.

But I have to admit I initially pictured Ted when she said that, some kind of raunchy pot smoking nasty little thing living with four kids.

You know what I mean if you've seen it....

Twittering And Twattering said...

gramstar1900
@Kateplusmy8 at what age do your egg layers go into your freezer? Do you do it or hire someone? Nothing like knowing the chicken is real

I can't tell if this is from a fan, or if it's non-fan snark. It's funny as heck...

White Organza said...

LOL... With the help of my very good rum something-something and my poor english, I really thought the sheeple had bought a teddy bear for her small dog! Thanks for clearing that up! I WAS wondering about potty training stuffed animals. Like... "Gee?! Who knew? " Ponctuation is everybody's best friend, particularly if the're trying to revive their english reading comprehension skills...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You all didn't potty train your teddy bears too?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I'm not sure if she is tweeting her directly actually now I remember someone saying she wasn't but she's definitely singing her praises so the point I was making is the same.

Bearswife said...

Jo, Rich Girl is her perfect anthem!

LMG, no blizzard yet - we're still waiting. The forecasters really got it wrong this time. Hubby thinks it could still hit us with snow, just not blizzard-y-ish. Hop on a lane and I'll pick you up for your shovelling shift.

Did kHatie respond about the chicken hitman?

readerlady said...

Sorry, Parent. The Devil (Kate) made me do it ;-) .

White Organza said...

'Seems to me that there's definitely something going on between those two. Even if Kate can still read Milo's posts because she one of her followers, didn't Milo always put her own personnal goddess' twitter adress anyway in al her tweets?

Kristine said...

OT- PoohBear?...

I finally got around to reading your e-mail. I will catch up here, and respond to you this weekend- when I get the chance. Papillons are one of the best toy dog breeds! Ours lost a tooth today, so he got my coveted Hello Kitty school-girl stuffy from the fairy. Poor lil' boy (5+).

#KateGosselinIsStillA... Lying liar, that lies.

Skywatcher said...

Readerlady and Parent In Lancaster County said...

This wouldn't be the pastor who is now at a church in California, would it? The one who wrote snippy replies to those who were concerned about the Gosselins appearing at the church
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You both are correct. It was Craig from RUMC and I was told he moved to California. I am sure he is eating a little crow after his rude emails to me. I tried to warn him. Sometimes, Karma Rocks!

Paper Plates Forever! Yay! said...

How does this d-bag not feel guilty about getting to stay home every day because she sold her kids to TLC. Does she have no shame living this privileged life? Is that her bi-polar disorder that prevents her from realizing the truth? Sometimes I can't contain myself when she talks about her busy days of making cookies, running and going to Lowe's. THE LACK OF GRATITUDE SHE DISPLAYS IS PALPABLE. Why, after all the bad press she receives, hasn't she figured out she needs to start giving back?
When Jon and Kate starting getting 'famous' and you could still email them, I emailed them and told them I writhed at all the p-whipping going on and that Jon needed to grow some nuts. I remember telling my husband I couldn't stand it and had to send these two dolts an email. Shortly after, the episode aired where they answered fan's questions and Kate said they deleted all negative emails. I quietly prayed that mine somehow squeaked through. Some people say the vow renewal ceremony was the beginning of the end for them. For me, it was the p-whipping from the first episode.

Ally said...

If every person who believes Jon Gosselin was a browbeaten husband whose luckiest day was the day he left the Kompound would send him $1, he could pay his taxes by next week.

Kristine said...

Organza...

Milo and Kate DM eachother on Twitter. How often, I don't know. My guess is-- that's the extent of their entire relationship. Kate likes to keep her fans at bay, despite her 'tweetie' recognition desperation.

One shout out on Dr. Drew's (cancelled) Show... does not equal a real friendship. Kate cares about Kate. She's certainly not calling the Fired-Up household, to ask about Milo's Twitter status on a daily basis. Selfish shrew.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Sorry, Parent. The Devil (Kate) made me do it ;-) .

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Well, okay, you're forgiven, but it means that you owe me a rumspringa...or two...or three.

I heard Jerome Hines sing "I Walked Today," and nobody ever sang it like he did. What a voice.

Nancy said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 5
Nancy, darlin'. You're not supposed to send me your snow. You're supposed to PAY for me to come to where the snow is. That's grifting 101! Lol!
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Well what can I say I am so sorry tickets to Alberta Canada are on their way ::

Still working on the grifting thing and how it works My Bad!!

Kristine said...

*who lies*?

(My Mom would kill me ;)

Parent In Lancaster County said...

You both are correct. It was Craig from RUMC and I was told he moved to California. I am sure he is eating a little crow after his rude emails to me. I tried to warn him. Sometimes, Karma Rocks!

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I sometimes wondered if he watched the episode of Kate's birthday party, drunken foot-lickin bar bash, and how he would have defended her behavior on that.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Think what you could do with all that time. She could set up her own charity. A whole Foundation. If there is one thing I am jealous of I am jealous of all the time she has.

Improbable Dreams said...

Agree, Admin ~ IF she had a good PR agent, and IF she chose to follow that person's suggestions, she could set up something phenomenal for the greater good. Something that could have an impact, beyond her Twittersphere, small and/or inflated as that might be. And hey, there might even be side benefits for K8 herself...starting with the recreation of her tarnished image.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


How does this d-bag not feel guilty about getting to stay home every day because she sold her kids to TLC. Does she have no shame living this privileged life? Is that her bi-polar disorder that prevents her from realizing the truth? Sometimes I can't contain myself when she talks about her busy days of making cookies, running and going to Lowe's. THE LACK OF GRATITUDE SHE DISPLAYS IS PALPABLE.

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Sometimes I think she must be very, very insecure. She talks about this fantasy life of doing nothing all day but I think she sees it as some great life. I think she loves to rub it in that she is so important she doesn't even need to go to work anymore.

Improbable, yes! I know she is not interested in charity but if she were smart about it she would set one up anyway. She is perfect, or was before she screwed it all up, for some kind of children's charity. Maybe education, set up schools in Africa, something like that. She may not enjoy it as others would but if she made it successful it would make her even more famous and this is where it would translate into more projects and more money for HER.

Of course this all sort of assumes she doesn't suck at everything she does, so to actually pull it off is unlikely. But she hasn't even TRIED. Think about it, she has done NOTHING with the massive fame and notoriety she has given. There were 101 different amazing things she could have done with it and she didn't go after a single one.

franky said...

Lol. White Organza

je l'ai lu comme ca sussi

I read it that way too, somethings don't translate well.

Who knew Teddy was a reed, not a stuffed toy?

lmao

Kristine said...

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack
"And of course, I'm always here 4Kate!! And she's been here4me too! She was N the dark 4 a while..but when she caught up w/me she was nothing..."
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I'll finish it for @MiloandJack... Nothing but herself to worry about. Kate being "in the dark"- I will interpret to mean, they do not have a close relationship... at all.

I'm sorry Milo. Get well soon. Most celebs would be contacting their #1 Fan to check in.

JW said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 28

A cold windy night here....calls for clam chowder, grilled chicken sandwiches with gooey melted cheese, salad, sweet potato fries and piping hot chocolate with whipped cream. I love the cold sometimes.
January 11, 2013 5:43 PM
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Admin, that sounds yummy! I think you're in So. Calif also? (I'm in Orange County). People in the midwest and back east probably laugh at us here but when it's been in the mid 30's and lower at night in many areas, that is sooo cold!! Definitely a night to put an extra blanket on the bed and enjoy a hot meal and the hot chocolate like you mentioned.

Kristine said...

"Admin, that sounds yummy! I think you're in So. Calif also? (I'm in Orange County). People in the midwest and back east probably laugh at us here but when it's been in the mid 30's..."
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Here in Los Angeles JW. I think it's freezing out here ... for a born & bred South Bayer!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I try not to complain about the weather because it's gorgeous here 95% of the time and I love it, but we can legitimately complain tonight along with most of the country tonight. We're getting 30's and 20's tonight and throughout the weekend! Some parts are getting snow. Break out the hot cocoa and space heaters and flannel PJs, it feels like home.

It's not the teens and below 0's of my youth but it's close enough and bad enough to not feel like a tool complaining.

Heide said...

I'm not originally from Hawaii, and it still makes me laugh when people here wear coats and complain about the cold when it's in the low 70's. Cracks me up.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

I try not to complain about the weather because it's gorgeous here 95% of the time and I love it, but we can legitimately complain tonight along with most of the country tonight.

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We're having a heat wave. It's warmer here than it is out there. Forecast for this weekend is low to mid 60s, mid to upper 40s at night. Very, very strange.
Most definitely not complaining!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Maybe we're doing a Trading Spaces: Weather addition!

This is fun.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

I'm not originally from Hawaii, and it still makes me laugh when people here wear coats and complain about the cold when it's in the low 70's. Cracks me up.

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The last time I was in Miami Beach, my uncle picked me up at the airport. He was wearing a jacket with a hood and had the heater going full blast in the car. The outside temp was in the high 60s, and his teeth were chattering.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think it's just a matter of having really cold or really hot weather consistently and getting your body used to it so it doesn't feel "that bad" after awhile.

Even though I grew up with many below zero winter days and managed it okay enough, I did the same thing with the coat and 60 degree teeth chattering after living in warm weather. Probably because my body was used to milder temperatures and didn't have day after day of cool or cold weather to get used to and make the blood thicker.

You notice the same thing with people from warm climates. It doesn't really feel hot to me back East anymore even though it certainly did before. It feels NICE. That's because I'm much more used to that side of the weather and have built up a much better tolerance for high temps.

Heide said...

Parent - haha, Yes, that's what it's like here. I've seen people with DOWN jackets when it's in the 60's.

Heide said...

Admin, that's true. I think you're blood gets thicker or something when you're in warm weather all the time. But I still like cold weather - I feel invigorated when I get to go to the mainland and it's cooler. I miss the mainland and want to move back sometime.

Permanent Name in Blue said...

OT --- Dwindle, this one's for you and others who've had fedex and ups delivery problems:

Sorry I don't know how to make these clickable, but they are really sad videos of what delivery guys have done. The first one is videotaped by an office neighbor who has obviously seen this before and decided to capture it on video... real the comments too when you check out the videos. Amazing!!! And not in a good way....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5uIH0VTg_o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw-zxJI1YOo

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Maybe we're doing a Trading Spaces: Weather addition!

This is fun.

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When we have wind chills in the single digits in February, I'll trade spaces with you, no matter what the temperature is out there! Anything is better than standing outside, trying to pump gas when it's brutally cold and windy and you can't put more than ten dollars in your tank at one "standing."

Meagler said...

I havent read all the posts here tonight, just the last few, so apologies if this has already been said....

but way up north here its -37 F with the windchill...lol.. yep... flannel pj's required, unless you have hot flashes!

I must say, my friends heading to Disneyland are going to be disappointed with the 30F... thats not swimming weather! Its needs to be at least 70 to swim in the pools and go with shorts and t-shirts!!

Stay warm!!

Heide said...

Parent - can I ask you - I have to go to Philadelphia in about 2 weeks - what should I expect weather-wise?

Parent In Lancaster County said...

But I still like cold weather - I feel invigorated when I get to go to the mainland and it's cooler. I miss the mainland and want to move back sometime.

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I think what I'd miss is the change of seasons. I don't like cold weather, but after a really hot summer, it's so nice to look forward to those crisp autumn nights, football games, bonfires, and gorgeous Indian Summer days.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

Parent - can I ask you - I have to go to Philadelphia in about 2 weeks - what should I expect weather-wise?

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Probably highs in the mid to upper 40s, lows in the 30s. Weather guys are saying snow during the last few days of the month, but that can change at the drop of a hat. It should be colder, though, on those days, with highs in the mid 30s.

They're usually fairly accurate predicting temps, but they can't seem to get it right with precipitation!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oddly a lot of people seem to think there are no seasons out here but there are. I can't speak for other climates but we actually do get enough of a season here to feel like you have a significant change. I actually have a gorgeous photo of bright red leaves I took in Culver City last fall. You still get cold snaps like this one where you can do all the nice cozy seasonal hot drink or simmer something all day or bake and not get the feeling "it's not the same." Only difference is you don't have to deal with the extremes day after day after day that really wore me out after awhile. I don't get snow, but in seven years, I haven't once missed it. I go back East frequently in the winter and get enough snow to satisfy me there. I do NOT miss cleaning my car or shoveling. Ever.

Parent In Lancaster County said...

I must say, my friends heading to Disneyland are going to be disappointed with the 30F... thats not swimming weather! Its needs to be at least 70 to swim in the pools and go with shorts and t-shirts!!

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Kate's kids swim when it's 40 degrees outside and raining!

Heide said...

Parent - thanks.

Admin - I know what you mean about cleaning off your car - and trying to drive with just a small patch cleaned off your window. I hated trying to get ice off of the car.

Rhymes with Witch said...








































But is it really worth it to those who go after people because you're
comfortable sitting behind your screen to blast people and feel
comfortable that despite Kate's claims to protect her kids from the
media, one day these kids are or might read the very hurtful terms,
allegations and everything every posted by people who so dislike their
father? 198

Marie, the sheeple would argue that this is what "we"do to kate. The
difference is that Jon is private; no longer on twitter and never
tweeted about his kids. Katie puts EVERYTHING out ther for public
consumption (see Admin's list of the worst of 2012)..

A chicken run is a half marathon sponsored by Colonel Sanders. Doesn't
everyone know that? 10

OMG, Melissa NV this made me spit out my Friday night wine. (Ran out
of rumspringa - grifting here........)

Sukie Tawdry @sukie_tawdry
@Kateplusmy8 are you able to pay the bills without a reg job?
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HA
I wonder will Kate answer? 17

Have no fear. She'll be blocked.

Welcome Skywatcher. Wishing good health to you and everyone.
Call me Rhymes. May I call you Sky?.

handinhand said...


amadii
@Kateplusmy8 what's a chicken run?
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A place where she watches Steve excercise.

butterfly said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 84
Oddly a lot of people seem to think there are no seasons out here but there are. I can't speak for other climates but we actually do get enough of a season here to feel like you have a significant change. I actually have a gorgeous photo of bright red leaves I took in Culver City last fall. You still get cold snaps like this one where you can do all the nice cozy seasonal hot drink or simmer something all day or bake and not get the feeling "it's not the same." Only difference is you don't have to deal with the extremes day after day after day that really wore me out after awhile. I don't get snow, but in seven years, I haven't once missed it. I go back East frequently in the winter and get enough snow to satisfy me there. I do NOT miss cleaning my car or shoveling. Ever.
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of course there are seasons- there's fire season, flood season, earthquake season, el nino LOL!!

When I lived in huntington beach, you really couldn't feel seasons- shorts year round, except one year when weather dipped into the 40's in the day- thought I would freeze to death!! Now I leave my house w/o a jacket in the 40's. :)
Amazing what you get used to.
just checking in real quick, saw the new post. That girl is very inspiring. We need more stories like hers in the news.

Bawk talk said...

@Underwalt tweeted some hilarious thoughts on what a chicken run might be.

Formerly Duped said...

Didn't Mr Water Man show Kate how to change the water filter that day she was so rude to him on Home Improvements- Manual episode?

Admin: Your cold weather evening and feast sound divine. I too like a cold evening unless I have to go out! However, here it's going up to 63 degrees tomorrow? What!! But then down to the 30s.

Working Woman said...

Marie, the sheeple would argue that this is what "we"do to kate. The
difference is that Jon is private; no longer on twitter and never
tweeted about his kids. Katie puts EVERYTHING out ther for public
consumption (see Admin's list of the worst of 2012)..
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Spot on, Rhymes with Witch.

That and, you know....Kate behaves like an a** sometimes (okay, a LOT of the time), and when you behave that way, famous or not, you just might be called out on it

Bearswife said...

LMG? L? M? G???
Where are youuuuu? I'm going to need help shovelling today! I let the dogs out this am, but closed the veranda door behind them to keep the snow from blowing in (we usually leave it open for them). I looked out the window to check on them - not 2 minutes later - and they were both standing there miserable, waiting for me to come and let them in! I think the snow drifts are too much for them. I will go shovel their paths around the yard in a bit. Just waiting for the hored help to arrive - LMG, I'm snarking at you! ;)

Bearswife said...

OH NO! I did mean hired help! and not the hored help. Now no one will help me shovel...

Formerly Duped said...

Bearswife said... 94

OH NO! I did mean hired help! and not the hored help...
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You wanted Kate to help you?? lol, Hogs to you!

Jane said...

When I spend (waste!) time thinking about it, I still think that, perhaps a show she's in line for or a show she's taped, told Kate to shut up on Twitter, post only occasionally and then only general, everyday type things and to avoid engaging her followers. Since she reappeared after the holiday, that's what she's done which is so unlike what was going on before Christmas. Remember all the frantic shopping, wrapping, happy kids and mucho gifts tweets? And all the RTs and chats with Milo and other fans? It's been over a week and she's still quiet. The only time she shows restraint is when a job or $$ is involved. Or...maybe she finally got medicated!

In the past, quiet meant something was going to break soon - whether it was Robert's book, an interview, something in the news, a show.

Bearswife said...

Formerly Duped, kHate doesn't know HOW to help me! ;)

Paula said...

Perhaps Kate is "quiet" because she realizes she's done...old news...She blabbed to TMZ about Jon's lien and that receuved little to no reaction (other than the sheeple) or traction with other media sites.

I know some of you want Robert to re-release the book, but I hope he doesn't. Releasing the book would just give her the publicity she does not have now.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

My theory is she is on a "high" from her vacation, filming, or both.

She never seems to need her tweeties much when something else is going on that keeps her narcissism tank topped off. She doesn't need their cheaper grade fuel at the moment, but she'll take it if she's going to run out of gas as a last resort.

And this is where the sheeple don't see her extreme selfishness. She doesn't need, care, or want them when something better has come along. What kind of "friend" is that?

Working Woman said...

...She blabbed to TMZ about Jon's lien
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Do we know this for sure?

Whomever did it, shame on them.

Hope you ladies have a wonderful day!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The lien still shocks me. It's none of anyone's business but not only that, everyone keeps mixing up all the facts and calling it an IRS lien when it's just a state tax thing.

You shouldn't post things like that without showing the other side of the story. And yet they know he won't respond because that would be inserting himself back into the public eye and egging on such stories. Basically it's an imbalance situation, where anyone can post anything without knowing the first thing about all the background and what has happened, whether some accusation has long been dismissed, and the other side is left just in stunned silence unable to do anything about it.

I'm sure there are many things Jon would LIKE to say about it, but won't.

Paula said...

Working woman...no, we don't know 100%, who else but Kate would know that information (they were still married in 2009) and evil enough to send it to a gossip site?

Anonymous said...

OrangeCrusher1

We may not be buried in snow this am or have 'real' seasons but it is 36 degrees in my neck of SoCal this am. The sky is falling.

I agree with Admin, our resident narcissist only needs the tweeties for that secondary level of attention high. When she leaves the Kompound for any 'real' fun, she leaves them behind. When her kids are with her, she needs Twitter to escape from being a mother. No money, no cameras, Twitter is more gratifying.

OC

Working Woman said...

She never seems to need her tweeties much when something else is going on that keeps her narcissism tank topped off. She doesn't need their cheaper grade fuel at the moment, but she'll take it if she's going to run out of gas as a last resort.
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Wonderfully put. I completely agree.

Their one and only purpose to her is to feed her ego when she needs it.

The thing is, many people go through periods where they are feeling down and may need a bit of assurance or encouragement from others. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. It's just a shame that Kate doesn't have real friends, parents, or siblings to turn to when she is feeling down or insecure - she has to turn to perfect strangers via a public forum.

It sounds like a very lonely life to me.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Most celebs actually tweet MORE when they are doing something fun or interesting like traveling or out working somewhere. They actually seem to make a POINT to tweet during such times. Most celebs seem to recognize this makes for interesting tweets and helps your fans feel connected to you, make them feel a "part" of what you are up to. Kate does the opposite, completely excludes them from anything fun except to tease about how great it was when she got back. Tool.

I've certainly never seen a celeb do the pattern she does, utter twitter silence whenever anything fun is happening.

Improbable Dreams said...

Conspiracy theory: Maybe Jon's objecting to a filming project behind the scenes, and the TMZ story is her way of fighting back. Maybe the lien story has a broader implication, and its being leaked was a warning shot across the bow...

Sue said...

98. "She blabbed to TMZ about Jon's lien and that receuved little to no reaction (other than the sheeple) or traction with other media sites."

Where can I find a link to where she blabbed to TMZ?

I do disagree with you about it receiving no traction. I was so surprised by how many media outlets picked up this story. I thought this was a non story and no other media outlets would pick it up, but they did. Really surprised. Even CBS News.com and msn.com.

Paula said...

I guess I'm in the minority about the filming. TLC and other "reality show" outlets can find cheaper, more "provacative" subjects and more "drama filled" subjects than Kate Gosselin and her 8 children. I guess time will tell.

PatK said...

Kate has tweeted this morning to let everyone know it's another busy fix-it day. She keeps referencing "we", but I have no idea if that means the kids are helping or the poor Mr. Fix-It Man.

I fully expect her to soon announce she single-handedly built an addition to the McMansion. lol

Pity Party said...

Ughhh - let the platitudes and praise begin. Everytime I read that syrupy drivel, I think you know good and well that is not true. My feeling about the platitudes for lack of a better word...

Sue said...

Wasn't the paperwork filed in late December on the lien. My guess that Chris noses around once a month or so to see if anything is cooking so he can make a buck. Paps just don't sell pictures, they sell info also which was evident if you read Robert's book.

Paula said...

@Sue, those outlets just picked up the TMZ story. I was referring to the Access Hollywood, Eonline, etc., those type of "media outlets" that used to follow her every move. Maybe Julie Carson May has finally seen the light and ditched Kate.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I guess I'm in the minority about the filming. TLC and other "reality show" outlets can find cheaper, more "provacative" subjects and more "drama filled" subjects than Kate Gosselin and her 8 children. I guess time will tell.

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Kate's pretty cheap herself because she's desperate and they know it. I think it's actually pretty cheap to do a vacation special. You pay for the vacation nothing too extravagant, a small crew, one editor, recycle some old music and clips, and you're done. Low budget, easy.

Also it could have been an independent project she will try to sell that TLC wouldn't buy in a million years.

Paula said...

Ok, ladies, I'm off to our local outdoor outlet mall to do some after-Christmas shopping. Since it's warmish today, I thought it might be a good day to go before the cold sets in. Have a good afternoon!!!

Sue said...

Paula,

Those type of media outlets are just as damaging and reach just as many people and it is there for ever. A brief mention on Hollywood access and it is gone. I would have rather seen it mentioned on Hollywood Access.

Jessie said...

"it's just a state tax thing" ~ No biggie, just go to little ol' state jail for tax crimes. Certainly not as as bad as a summary offense like parking in a fire lane, sheez.

Paula said...

Sue, but the TMZ story was about Jon, not Kate.

Sue said...

Paula,

Exactly, why does he need to be all over the net?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I don't mean it's "no biggie" but there is a world of difference between state taxes, and an action by the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE. All taxes should naturally be taken seriously, but it is downright libelous to say someone has an IRS problem when in fact they do not, they have a STATE tax problem.

In any case, it's irrelevant whether it's a big deal or not, it's none of anyone's business. And for the record, I don't think Kate's taxes are any of our darn business either.

Jessie said...

Are Kate's personal diaries any of our damn business?

Paula said...

Because that is what Kate wanted. You see, in the past, people would clamor to Kate for any and all responses to any bad news about Jon. Not this time, no ROL, no Today, no Access. She can't spin this to be about her, which is what she has always wanted. Goodness, she went to @Lowes 4 times last week, imo hoping a pap would show up.

The problem with tax issues is that no one really cares. Millions of people in this country have tax issues at the state, local or federal level. Most times these issues are not intentionally and
officials know this and will work with people who sincerely want a solution agreed to by both parties.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Depends. Some of them are. The ones where she talked about hitting her babies, yes. In my opinion, child abuse is always a matter of public concern. Financial problems are not. There is nothing of public concern or value about someone working to pay off a debt. Nothing. But should the public know if someone beat their kids? Absolutely. I even said that I did not agree with Robert listing Kate's financial firms. Why? There's no value in that, no element of public concern. It's relevant only whether the children's money has been properly protected and that's IT.

I don't believe if you are a public figure that everything should be public, but I also don't believe that everything is private either. Depends what it is.

Working Woman said...

House projects are all she needs to tweet about to get her tweeters oohing and aahing.

It's like nothing I've ever seen before. Every woman, single or divorced, two kids or ten kids, has projects to "cross off the list."

Good for Kate for getting stuff done, but it's nothing special, nothing extraordinary. One might say it's "mediocre." Yet her fans act like she's climbing Mount Everest.

Kate M., Ed.D.‏@Dorkenstein22

@Kateplusmy8 Please let Alexis know that a Florida GATOR says hi! :). #Aldergator #JKPlus8 #ClassicEpisodes

So THIS is why Kate lives in the past and acts like the sextuplets are "littles" - because her FANS do. Seriously, Alexis was three years old when she pronounced it as "aldergator". The girl will be nine years old in a few months.

Kate and Kate's fans, please stop living in the past and let these beautiful children GROW UP. I bet they say wonderfully insightful, clever things now -- let go of the "ALDERGATOR, HANNAH POOPED IN HANNAHS UNNAWEARS" days.


chefsummer said...

Jessie said... 120
Are Kate's personal diaries any of our damn business?
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When it comes to beating your kids and dog I think it our business.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


The problem with tax issues is that no one really cares. Millions of people in this country have tax issues at the state, local or federal level. Most times these issues are not intentionally and
officials know this and will work with people who sincerely want a solution agreed to by both parties.

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Exactly. I have never been audited and don't expect any problems if I am but I know several people who have been audited who truly made an honest mistake. A mistake can happen very easily especially when you make a lot of money. The IRS always has worked with them, set up payment plans, worked it out. No one went to jail or lost their home or anything drastic.

If you are intentionally up to no good that's different, but they know when someone made an honest mistake or is honestly struggling financially and will work to help you fix it as long as you cooperate. The IRS aren't always cold nasty people. Some of them actually understand what this country is going through.

This statistic will amaze you--over 20 million Americans owe back taxes. Obviously, 20 million people are not sitting in jail. By those odds, I bet some of the sheeple owe too. Jon is one of 20 million and shame on anyone who judges those who are not trying to cheat anyone or get away with anything, but rather are just struggling financially. You never know when YOUR number might be up and the tax man is saying YOU owe money. Be careful about being so judgmental about things that could easily happen to you. It drives me nuts when sheeple talk so arrogantly about finances. Sure you may be doing fine yourself NOW, sheeple, but how do you know your number won't someday come up? How many people are SHOCKED that they are now out of work, never saw this coming?

My dad worked for a wonderful company you all know that was absolutely ROCKING in the 70's, 80's and into the 90's. Well, it's number came up in the 90's and slowly but surely the entire thing folded. Who EVER could have guessed in 1985 when my community was living a very comfortable, middle class life, that it would be decimated today. How dare you judge all those fine people who are now struggling. How dare you. Never assume it can't happen to you.

Mel said...

I fully expect her to soon announce she single-handedly built an addition to the McMansion. lol

Well, she does know how to make a chicken coop door. We saw that on an episode. She appeared to be hanging an already made door.

Like someone who can't hang a towel rack is going to know how to construct a door like that one, with brackets on the corners. Uh huh.

chefsummer said...

God forbid that Kate is filming a new show or epis w/or with out TLC.

What can she possible film that she hasn't all ready?

She still going to be boring and she still going to use the kids to drawn in her audience.

Sounds like same old same old.

PatK said...

If Kate wanted her personal diaries kept personal, she should have been smart enough to know how to destroy the information before throwing the computer/hard drive in the trash during one of her haughty fits of rage.

She loses. The public wins.

Anonymous said...

OrangeCrusher1

Well if it's another busy fix-it day in Kateland, just waiting for the pic of the kids cleaning up the basement after she has dumped all the baskets to create a mess to clean up.

OC

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She also had a choice not to put in writing how horribly she beat her babies. That's on her. Oh, and she also had a choice NOT to beat her babies.

You don't have a choice what tax records are going to be public or not. None at all. They just are public and there's not a thing you can do about it no matter what your side of the story is.

Working Woman said...

The sheeple are anti-judgement when it comes to Kate.

Don't judge Kate for choosing to film her family, don't judge her for getting rid of the dogs, don't judge her for going on Dancing With the Stars, don't judge her for venting in her journal entries, you haven't walked in her shoes, etc....

Then, when it's a story on Jon, something suddenly changes.

Have any of them walked in Jon's shoes? Do they know what the real story is with his taxes? Do that not know anyone or have any loved ones who have owed taxes? Doubtful, very doubtful.

Why is it okay for them to turn around and judge him?

Jesse said...

You have a choice to pay your taxes instead of spending it on crap, trips, women. That was Jon's choice. You have a choice to set money aside when you are taking it in without taxes being withdrawn so that you can pay what you owe. Jon had choices.

Improbable Dreams said...

Admin said...113
Kate's pretty cheap herself because she's desperate and they know it. I think it's actually pretty cheap to do a vacation special. You pay for the vacation nothing too extravagant, a small crew, one editor, recycle some old music and clips, and you're done. Low budget, easy.

Also it could have been an independent project she will try to sell that TLC wouldn't buy in a million years.

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Thing is, TLC owns all the video footage of the kids' childhoods. (Don't they?) So any update special would, by definition, have to include those clips.... If it's not their project, they'd have to grant permission$$.

Winter Wonderland said...

"it's just a state tax thing" ~ No biggie, just go to little ol' state jail for tax crimes. Certainly not as as bad as a summary offense like parking in a fire lane, sheez.

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A credible writer does not report a state tax lien as an IRS issue. He/she just doesn't. It would seem to me that such reporting of erroneous facts would be grounds for a libel suit. Since TMZ was the first to report this, it appears that they are the ones who didn't take the time (or have the knowledge) to read this as a lien filed by the state of PA and not the IRS. Others picked it up from TMZ and likewise never bother to correct these "facts."

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate is the only one you can truly say is a public figure in this whole mess. She is the only one in this mess, including the fans, non fans, Jon and others, who you can truly justify making certain information about her public and truly justify a public interest in, from the child abuse to the children's money to filming children. Even the law distinguishes public figures from private ones when it comes to LIBEL LAWSUITS. And yet many people here still say there are MANY parts of her life that should still remain private, even despite her relentless quest to remain public and STAY public. For as hard as she wants to be famous there is an argument everything is fair game, and yet people here STILL give her way more respect than she deserves.

Just one example, go back a few pages to read our defense of certain private information from her youth, the information that Milo decided she would talk about just before she went twitter silent. Information no one here has breathed a PEEP about since it was first called to our attention.

We have more respect for Kate than Milo for pity sake. We don't talk about it. Milo forced it into the conversation and even then people said, really, this isn't appropriate. It is not all or nothing for the people here, not by a long shot. Kate gets way more respect for her privacy from the people here than she arguably deserves.

Working Woman said...

You have a choice to pay your taxes instead of spending it on crap, trips, women. That was Jon's choice. You have a choice to set money aside when you are taking it in without taxes being withdrawn so that you can pay what you owe. Jon had choices.
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Agree that Jon possibly made some spending mistakes years ago.

He can't undo those things, he can simply redeem himeself and make better choices in the future. He, unlike Kate, has proven his ability to recognize his mistakes and move on.

Also? Comapring poor financial decisions to beating your own flesh and blood ..... apples and oranges.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


You have a choice to pay your taxes instead of spending it on crap, trips, women. That was Jon's choice. You have a choice to set money aside when you are taking it in without taxes being withdrawn so that you can pay what you owe. Jon had choices.

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Absolutely. Kate also has a choice to pay her taxes with the children's money.

Neither is any of your business or mine.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You can do an update special without the clips but I'm just saying if TLC were to do an update special one way to keep costs down is to fill time by showing a bunch of old clips. This is an old gimmick to save money. They could spend a third of the update using old stuff--money in their pockets. Remember when shows would do "clips" episodes? Drove me crazy! They don't do it much anymore I think because it annoys people, but that's just filler to make a quick buck.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You also have a choice to pay your child support first before you worry about paying a state tax obligation.

You have a choice to make sure your kids have everything they need and you can worry about your own problems later.

Audible Click said...

Let's not forget that TMZ was so careless that they did not redact Jon's Social Security number and now it's has been seen and maybe even saved by many people, some who may use it for ill intent. This is a disaster that didn't have to happen. This SS# debacle is much more important than leaking he has a tax lien. Kate may be laughing now but the Fickle Finger Of Fate may tap her on her shoulder and say "Hi" very soon.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate and the sheeple are probably too dumb to realize that Jon's social security number could probably actually lead to a lot of outing of information about KATE too, pre divorce. Remember, that's the same social security number he had when he was married to her for ten years. Idiots.

Working Woman said...

And if we're talking about careless financial decisions, what about Kate?

I live in PA, I know that we have PLENTY of great hair salons that can fry that hair, no problem. She chooses to take of to New York.

She chooses to go tanning all throughout the year and she chose to get a new Audi right around the time her show was ending.

So Kate has a history of selfish, careless spending (of her kid's money) as well.

Improbable Dreams said...

I get that, Admin ~ I was just thinking it'd be costly (maybe prohibitively so) for anyone else to try to produce something similar, seeings as how they wouldn't have the background/contrast clips for an update special. Assuming anyone else would want to, that is...i.e. assuming facts not in evidence.

Working Woman said...

I meant selfish spending money of her kids' money, not kid's money. She has eight, count em eight, kids, that's plural!

LOL :-)

Susantoyota said...

Re: the possibility of Kate filming something, I saw a news blurb somewhere that Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag were/are in London to film Celebrity Big Brother. I never paid much attention to them and thought they were done as far as TV, but now it makes me wonder . . . if Kate won't someday bask under the bright lights again someday. I don't think she was in London since she was sighted in NC though.

lukebandit said...

Hey, kiddo's I'm baaaaccckkk!
just kidding. No seriously, I was in the hospital for 9 days, just spang out last week. They had me in for extremely low blood sugar, 20's and someone somewhere in admitting put an extra couple of meds on my med list at the hospital for me to take by accident. Anti-depressants, Clariton, etc. (Maybe Harvey or Laverne and Shirley could help me sue? hahaha) No wonder besides the sugar, I was messed up. I feel much better now. Just read everything up to date and I am so proud of Jon posing with the girl that is sick. They look so happy and content in the picture. Jon looks content and much better than before. Hope and pray that the girl gets better soon.

I sent a email to TMZ on their tip line and asked them what they plan to do to compensate Jon for posting his SS# Wed. for hours and ended it with:

just saying....

Just like they do on a lot of their posts about people. I hope Jon gets a huge settlement from it. The Lord moves in mysterious ways and maybe it was meant to be, since the tabs have been so ugly to him. I wish I could get through a live stream phone call when they live stream on TMZ during the day, during the week and ask Harvey what they plan to do. Can't wait to see him anal retent.

Instead of kate relying on the Old Man's Money, let's change it to TLC's Money.

We'll have fun, fun, fun till TLC takes the money away! wooha whoohaaaaaaaha

Wow! Went and saw the pic of her face! Her face is so puffed up there, and now her skin barely stretches across the bones she has lost so much weight and still botoxing.



Working Woman said...

Lukebandit, glad you are feeling better hon! Wishing you continuous health and happiness :-)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yawn, talk about not fully doing your research to see the outcomes of things.

I think Jon did mismanage his money. I think Kate has too. I think a lot of people mismanage their money. We don't teach kids about money in schools much, which is a shame. People who get rich don't have the first clue how to handle it. Still doesn't mean anyone's taxes, including both Jon and Kate's, are any of our business. And it sure doesn't mean anyone's social security number is ever our business, ever.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Luke so glad to have you back oh my gosh how awful, hope all is well now.

Dmasy said...

lukebandit, welcome back. 9 days is a long time in the hospital. Glad you are feeling better now.

Skywatcher said...

Rhymes, Yes you may call me Sky. And, I too would like to talk to Rev. Craig and ask him what his views are on Kate now. I too am a Christian, and I make mistakes EVERYDAY, but I have never pimped out my child or took advantage of others for my financial wellbeing. And, I never will!

Regarding the Tax issue, and I apologize for this upfront for not reading every post yet, but why isn't Kate responsible for some of this? And regarding twitter, can you see these comments she makes if you don't own a twitter account? I feel for those childern the day they get on the internet and see the vile stuff their mom did/said/lied about regarding them and their father.

Oh, it is going to be sunny 72 today and tomorrow in Atlanta. Then the bottom drops out on Monday....Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Audible Click said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 141

Kate and the sheeple are probably too dumb to realize that Jon's social security number could probably actually lead to a lot of outing of information about KATE too, pre divorce. Remember, that's the same social security number he had when he was married to her for ten years. Idiots.
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Yes, I pointed this out last night. If someone leaked this thinking it would embarrass Jon, they didn't think of all the consequences of their despicable act. There are groups of criminal/hackers that troll the internet collecting SS#'s in very clever ways. This number was handed to them on a silver platter, all tied up in a nice big bow. Kate better be waiting for the other shoe to drop because these criminals know how to dig into records and find nuggets like Kate's SS#.

Working Woman said...



Tweets All / No replies






2hFired Up 4 Kate‏@MiloandJack

@Kateplusmy8 @iAmTheWiseOne Tough times create tough people. ..Agree on that...fr one tough cookie 2another! :)


1hKate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8

@MiloandJack @iAmTheWiseOne you nailed that one! That's us!!!

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They are a match made in martyr heaven, aren't they?


Formerly Duped said...

lukebandit said... 146

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Glad you're back & feeling better. What a serious mistake! What will be done about that?

lukebandit said...

Another thought about the SS#GATE! It would be GREAT if the big company LIFELOCK (the identity theft company) would hire Jon to be their spokesperson as someone who has had his SS# compromised and how LIFELOCK stopped it!

A WIN-WIN for both!

I think I will email them! would of loved Jon to be able to do a SuperBowl ad this time. Dang that ex wife of his!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

An opinion, held by the vast majority of people with any sense, that tax liens are private, period, is not "putting your head in the sand."

I don't care if it's the most awful thing he has ever done. I don't care if he is the biggest deadbeat tool of a father you have ever seen. A lien, be it Kate's, Jon's, yours mine or anyone else's, is none ...of your.....business PERIOD.

If that's head in the sand, or excuses, or whatever else you want to call it, fine by me.

Jessie said...

139. You have a choice to make sure your kids have everything they need and you can worry about your own problems later.


Yes, the whole time you are living in an expensive apartment in New York City.

lukebandit said...

I am going to call the hospital Monday morning and talk to the DON and get an investigation going. Somewhere someone wasn't getting their meds. Never took anything like that in my life. Thanks for the best wishes. Love this site.

Just saw a funny commerical on tv while posting this while listening to Blinded by the Light, blasting in my earbuds!

You put houseshoes in the microwave and heat them up and they show the model with them on on the couch so her feet will be warm and "TOASTY"! hahahaha.

chefsummer said...

Jesse said... 132

Kate made the choice to write how she beat her kids and mistreated he pets.

Then she made the choice to throw away what she wrote in the trash can.

chefsummer said...

Jessie said... 157
139. You have a choice to make sure your kids have everything they need and you can worry about your own problems later.


Yes, the whole time you are living in an expensive apartment in New York City.
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Kate might not have lived in NYC.

But she probably stay's in hotels while getting her hair done what once or twice a month.

Which means she paying for hotel stay food/drink a car or driver.

That all adds up unless she a super grifter.

Jessie said...

132. Then she made the choice to throw away what she wrote in the trash can.


Someday the truth to all of that will come out. That is coming back to haunt a few people as we type.

chefsummer said...

Jessie said... 161

I hope it comes out that is not true.

I hope that Kate didn't harm her children or pets.

If it comes out like that that would be a good day.

However I'm leery of a woman that will defend her "relationship" w/married bodyguard.

But she won't defend that she didn't beat her kids & pets.

Audible Click said...

Jessie said... 161
132. Then she made the choice to throw away what she wrote in the trash can.


Someday the truth to all of that will come out. That is coming back to haunt a few people as we type.
January 12, 2013 9:48 AM
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How about being a little less cryptic, if you want anyone on here to take you seriously.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Uh oh there's that tired old calling card again, the truth will come out!

Guess what the truth did come out. Kate beat her kids.

Give up on Kate. Seriously, give up on her.

Lilly said...

Luke - welcome back - take good care

chefsummer said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 164

Ah don't worry that all will eventually.

Kate's words lol not mine.

NJGal51 said...

<======LMG - This was the scene of the parade field outside my office door a week ago IN THE SUNNY SOUTHWEST! Granted it was all melted my noon but the cold temperatures have remained. It's only been in the mid to high 50's during the day and has neen in the low 20's at night. They're calling for snow again next week. With my hot flashes this is the coolest I've been in years!

I wonder if Kate knows that you can go to Lowes on online to order and pay for what you want and have it waiting at the customer service desk for pickup. That's what I did yesterday when I needed "faucet socks" to cover my outside faucets. They were waiting for me when I went by after work. In and out AND I beat the rush of everyone deciding they needed them because the clerk told me that they had a rush on them and sold out shortly after I made my purchase. I would have been SOL if I'd waited to get them myself. Four trips to Lowes Kate? Pfffft, I'm glad you have the time, not to mention the money to waste that much gas, to make multiple trips to the same store.

Lilly said...

Best.pound cake.ever - arrggh - can't find recipe -everyone - any thoughts about using the old recipe section and adding to that thread as well for easy look ups - just a thought

TxBR549 said...

Lukebandit, glad to hear you are out of the hospital! I saw that commercial and I thought, ewwww, dirty footwear in the microwave.

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From kk's last CC blog:
'I certainly cannot fix everything, but just this week alone, I’ve managed to repair a hand towel rack, a shower curtain rod that was sagging, a toilet handle that had broken AND I put oil in my car – all without the use of a handyman.'

I really cracked up over the 'AND I put oil in my car'. A 37 year old just learned how to add oil? Wow!!! Of course it could have been that pesky 710 cap throwing her off all these years.

Well, anyways, she is back to a hammerin,
a drillin and a screwin. (in my best Milo)

I think I am caught up on reading the posts here, Some from last night are just way too funny.

Have a good one or two!

Lilly said...

Faucet socks - wtheck - have lived in cold Canada all my life and never heard of such a thing - never had pipes freeze - but dh was impressed

Always something new, eh.....

MJ said...

Lukebandit:
Gosh, I'm so glad to know you're feeling better! What a scare!

Skywatcher:
You do not need a twitter account to read anyone's tweets. To read Kate's tweets go to this page:
https://twitter.com/Kateplusmy8/with_replies
and click on each line to read what people have written to her to know what she's replying to.

OR,
to see tweets to & from Kate you can read here:
http://www.twazzup.com/?q=from:kateplusmy8+OR+kateplusmy8

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Bearswife, the "hored" help! LOL!!!!

Never fear - I will be there to shovel as soon as you send me the PREPAID ticket!

You lucky lady, I'm so jealous! We're supposed to get some snow tonight, and I hope it's more than half an inch!

AaaNon said...

Why are Kate's diaries and private emails something that should be published in a book but Jon's public tax bills not something that a website should publish?

Maybe Jon threw his tax bill in the garbage and some passerby dug it out? Does that make it ok?

Double standard much?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Not able to critically think much? It's not an all or nothing or a double standard whatsoever. This is not hard to understand. For most anyway.

Kate's diaries touch on a variety of different subjects. Some are appropriate for publication, some should be kept private. If she wrote a diary about her finances, her taxes and her tax liens, it should not be published. If she wrote a diary about having an abortion, it should not be published. If she wrote a diary about sexual partners from her past, it should not be published. But child abuse is a matter of public concern and should be published. If Jon wrote a diary about abusing the kids, it should also be published. It's not a double standard at all, as I believe anything about Jon abusing the kids should ALSO come out, and anything about Kate's tax liens should NOT come out. You can't get any more consistent than that.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

lukebandit, welcome back! So glad you are feeling better, hon.

NJGal, what a gorgeous picture. I can't wait to look out my windows and see that!

carezee said...

Sue.. You mentioned the paperwork was filed in December. Do you think maybe that was the paperwork that Kate said she was so busy with at that same time? Remember her talking about her end of the year paperwork? Something to think about.

carezee said...

With all of Kate's repairs around the house, you don't suppose she is getting ready to sell it do you? Perhaps she is thinking about moving somewhere that the laws aren't as strict about filming children. Just another thought going through my head today. I don't ever remember her spending so much time fixing things around the house. Either that or maybe she is filming a can-do Kate show.

Jane said...

This tweet makes it crystal clear just how out-of-touch with reality Milo is:

Fired Up 4 Kate ‏@MiloandJack
@CJWhodunit GM CJ...thank U so much! What an asset U are 2Kate's team & 2all U encourage! CJ & courage...hand & hand! :)

Mel said...

Should be hand n hand, not hand & hand

LoveMyGrandsons said...

carezee, my opinion is that even if Kate is trying to get a show with the kids again, I don't think it's going to happen. The kids are just ordinary, every day, kids. They don't have that "cute" factor anymore that they did as toddlers. I don't mean this to be insulting, it's just they don't have the "it" factor anymore. They are just regular kids that are special to parents and other family members, but not to the general public.

I think my grandsons are gorgeous and special, but the rest of the world would probably just view them as every day, normal little boys. (Of course, the reat of the world would be wrong - LOL!!!)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

They struggle quite a bit with reality. Discerning who is credible and who is not is quite a struggle for them.

Marie said...

Forgive my juvenille knowledge here but what's an audit? I mean I've heard of it but I haven't the slighest idea what it's for. Does everyone get audited at some point? Or is it, as I understand it, simply if you spend money you don't have and the IRS knows it? But I've only ever known that from watching occasional television program sitcom so I am probably wrong.

If she was going to be audited wouldn't it have been during the height of TLC and her fame? Or now I don't know but it wouldn't sound good if she was going to be.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

The "rest" of the world, not the "reat" of the world. Sheeesh.

Blowing In The Wind said...

You have a choice to pay your taxes instead of spending it on crap, trips, women. That was Jon's choice. You have a choice to set money aside when you are taking it in without taxes being withdrawn so that you can pay what you owe. Jon had choices.

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Kate owed ten grand to Sylvia. She had a choice. She chose not to pay, even when a judgment was rendered against her. She stiffed a therapist for a bill. She chose to go flitting off for expensive hair care, clothes shopping tanning, and God knows what else. Double standard much?

I see Milo is back in all her glory, basking in the attention she's getting from the sheeple. She's like a Phoenix rising. By her own admission, she's not going away. I wonder how long it's going to take until she goes off again in a corner, sulking until she can't stand being stripped of the Head Ewe status.

Formerly Duped said...

LMG: I'm sure the world would see them as adorable loved little boys. They sound so cute and imaginative.

Bit I know what you mean- Kate's kids are average as far as we know- and that's fine. Many parents would give anything for an 'average' child. Just read Love Anthony about an autistic boy, as well as We Need to Talk About Kevin. Two boys far from average in different ways.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Marie it's just like a double check of your taxes. The IRS reviews your taxes looking for errors or other funny business either intentional or unintentionally. You either come out good to go, or come out owing money or even criminal actions.

I heard it can be completely random, but can also be triggered by certain red flags on your tax return. For instance those with self-employed income like I have are much more likely to get audited. It's easier to skim off the top than just a regular paycheck is. I'm sure other people here have been through it as it's pretty common, but I've heard it can be very stressful. You sometimes have to back up each and every number with documentation, and for those of us who do mileage or other things that can mean producing hundreds of thousands of receipts and other documents. No, I don't think everyone gets audited. You might go through your whole life never getting audited especially if your taxes are simple and don't look fishy.

The lesson is just make sure you can back up every number you put on your taxes in case an audit comes.

I'm 1/3 of the way into We Need to Talk about Kevin.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Awwww, Formerly Duped, that was so sweet; thank you.

Blowing In The Wind said...


Well, anyways, she is back to a hammerin,
a drillin and a screwin. (in my best Milo)

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Steve is back? lol! ;)

chefsummer said...

AaaNon said... 173

Did Jon taxes returns say that he beat the kids?

I mean if he wrote on that back of them that he beat the kids.

Then we should know about it.

lukebandit said...

1999 by Prince

I was dreamin’ when I tweeted this
Forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin’
Coulda sworn it was tweeting day
The sky was all pink,
There were sheeple runnin’ everywhere
Tryin’ 2 run from the criticism,
U know I didn’t even care

’cuz they say two thousand zero zero twitter party over,
Oops out of tweets
So tonight I’m gonna tweet party like it’s 1999

I was dreamin’ when I wrote this
So sue me if I tweet 2 fast
But life is just a tweet party, and tweet parties weren’t meant 2 last
Tweets are all around us, my mind says prepare 2 tweet fight
So if I gotta tweet I’m gonna listen 2 my body tonight

Lemme tweet ya somethin’
If u didn’t come 2 the tweet party,
Don’t bother knockin’ on my iphone door
I got Steve in my pocket,
And baby he’s ready 2 roar
Yeah, everybody’s got a tweet,
We could all die tweeting any day
But before I’ll let that happen,
I’ll tweet dance my life away

Oh, they say two thousand zero zero tweet party over,
Oops out of tweet time
We’re runnin’ outta tweet time (tonight I’m gonna)
So tonight we gonna tweet (party like it’s 1999)

chefsummer said...

Lilly said... 168

Their are a lot of cool and free recipes on this site

yummly.com

All This Is That said...

Jessie said... 157

139. You have a choice to make sure your kids have everything they need and you can worry about your own problems later.


Yes, the whole time you are living in an expensive apartment in New York City.

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Were the kids running around in rags during that time? Were they taken out of private school and had to be home-schooled? Were they dumpster-diving for food? Did they have to go to a public swimming pool? I must have missed that. Seems that Jon was paying a hefty amount of child support during that time. I guess the kids couldn't live on $22,000 a month and Kate applied for state assistance.

I thought that NYC apartment deal was secured and paid for by TLC.

handinhand said...

lukebandit said... 158
You put houseshoes in the microwave and heat them up and they show the model with them on on the couch so her feet will be warm and "TOASTY"! hahahaha.
==============================================
Wishes for continued recovery, Luke.
BTW, DS received some of those heated socks for Christmas. They do warm the feet well but they're a little ill-fitting and the tiny beads in them make them a little awkward to walk in.
There is also a pretty strong mentholated smell that emanates once they're heated up.

Millicent said...

To going off topic, I agree 100% with your assessment of Jon as a formerly abused spouse,

To LMG, I was going to say that I am lucky to get one Saturday/monthto myself. Then I saw you got one weekend/year. LOL, I will never complain again.

As a single working mom, I try to get errands done on my lunch hour. It frees up my afternoons so I don't feel too stressed fitting in errands around my son's sports schedule, fixing dinner, etc. Evenings are for laundry, minor housework, etc. Saturdays are for yard work and Sundays are for bingo. LOL

Lilly said...

Thanks chef summer - gonna try Elvis Presley tomorrow

PJ's momma said...

Sorry for the off topic, but this is for Widowed Young, Kirkland, Ex Nurse, and the other poster who said Russell Wilson is from her hometown - and for any other Seahawks fans. This is fun to make!
GO HAWKS!
http://seattletimes.com/html/sportspages/2020092804_hawks-buddy.html

All this talk from our northern neighbors about severe weather brings back a memory from a few years ago. We were in Banff in January and I went on an ice hike while my husband stayed in the spa (sissy!). None of us knew each other very well and the temp was -22F. As soon as we got out of the van, weird things happened to our bodies. After about 10 minutes, I couldn't stand it and said, "Does anyone have a weird, crunchy sensation in their nose?" We all did. Among other things. The cocoa our guide brought us had a layer of ice on it within moments of being poured. When I got back, my husband marveled that he and a bunch of other people were going from the inside to the hot tub outside and their hair would freeze on their heads. I said, "So? Our snot froze and made our nose hairs snap off and we had icicles on our eyelashes - for HOURS!" It was so much fun though, and incredibly beautiful.

Have a great weekend, wherever you are.

Pity Party said...

Pop Quiz... who said, Momma you won't never be as pretty as me but that is okay, you just keep on trying.

Flight of the Kiwi said...

Admin - LOL. Yes. Being facetious...a talent of mine :) Teddy Bears are a hybrid dog, no? I DID see Ted. Loved it, can't help it. I am not the Family Guy fan that RM is, but I caught some FG references that mister fan totally missed. yay me :)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

General talk about the CHILDREN'S money and how it may be misused or abused by BOTH parents and the protections of the trust or not, has and always will be allowed as this is a matter of public concern. Producing actual DOCUMENTS from said financials? Good Lord, none of anyone's business. This is infuriatingly simple and shouldn't have to be explained so ad nauseum. Anyone is free to talk about money in general, although I think it's a topic that's been exhausted. How many times can one be pissed about a NYC jaunt spending the children's money when it happens all the time for five years now? But no one should be free to see or discuss the actual documents.

IDModo said...

Lukebandit 158, handinhand 193- those tiny beads are linseeds; Mr. Modo bought me a pair one Christmas. My (then) dog Zoe ripped them open, ate the warm linseeds; came to no harm but I lost the use of my slippers. They weren't that comfy anyway.

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