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S06.E08: Ready to Run

At this point, I am going to be very shocked/disappointed if Kalani and Asuelu do end up getting married.  She obviously doesn't like him, certainly doesn't respect him, and I have seen absolutely zero chemistry between them (at least slutpeople Ashley and Jay have THAT going for them).  He can do so much better with a simple island girl who runs on island time, not this witchy Kardashian vocal-fry wanna-be who has nothing going for her other than a family willing to enable her poor life decisions.  

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50 minutes ago, liammaam said:

At this point, I am going to be very shocked/disappointed if Kalani and Asuelu do end up getting married.  She obviously doesn't like him, certainly doesn't respect him, and I have seen absolutely zero chemistry between them (at least slutpeople Ashley and Jay have THAT going for them).  He can do so much better with a simple island girl who runs on island time, not this witchy Kardashian vocal-fry wanna-be who has nothing going for her other than a family willing to enable her poor life decisions.  

The only couples I hope DO get married are Bitchface Leida & Greasy Dope Eric (because they deserve to make each other's lives miserable), and Yonathon & Boobies McGee (because he deserves to deal with her insane jealousy for all eternity for boinking someone who is basically still a kid/young adult. The rest are awful people who should not be allowed to partner or procreate, IMO...

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17 hours ago, b2H said:

Slightly OT, but I think I have a story here that is relevant.  Some of you have seen my story where a former boyfriend dumped me in favor of a Chinese woman whom he brought over on a K-1.  They got married and have been together nearly 15 years.  I've met her once and he and I still occasionally communicate (today is his birthday, which opened up the following conversation).

Shortly after they married and relocated from NH to GA, she started up a business (nails and massage) with his support.  It became apparent that she was going to run the business using China rules rather than US rules and he got a bit upset about this, but she continued (he was in LE, so this was a bit of a problem for him).  Three years ago, he left GA to move to TN and she refused to go with him.  They've lived apart all this time and in TN, he tells me, her not moving to TN within two years is grounds for divorce.  She is still on a green card all these years later and is now involved in some pyramid scheme that's taking her to Hong Kong.  He has some legal recourse, but not much.  He sees a lawyer next week to begin divorce proceedings.  Now, in his 70s, he's devastated.

I can see this being the story with Leida and possibly Larisa.  I think Fern really does care for her guy, so I don't see this kind of scenario for her.  But the other two, absolutely.  I see some similarities between my friend and Eric, honestly.

Nah. While I think Larissa will certainly 100% eventually leave Colt in the future, she’s not going leave like that or treat him that way. And it’ll be more because he’s a psycho.

That doesn’t look like the way a person who admits to lying like this rolls:

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LEIDA HOWEVER...

Yeah, I can see her pulling the whole “nail-salon-in-a-different-state” move.

Leida already “left” Eric before she even married him.

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7 hours ago, DaphneCat said:

When they were in the hospital and Olga kept telling Steven to wash his hands and he kept saying he already had - I kept flashing back to that diaper commercial.  The one where the mother practically makes the little girl take a Silkwood shower before touching the first baby but is handing the second off to anyone who'll hold it.  Do parents REALLY wash their hands every time they pick up their child?  I do not have children - but I have never had anyone tell me to wash my hands before touching their baby.  Unless it has a very compromised immune system most babies are fine - it's not like Steven just came in from cleaning the pig sty.  Why would he randomly be saying "You aren't going to tell me I can't touch my baby" if somehow the conversation (which we never saw) hadn't happened.  He has just as much right to touch the baby as she does.  I think this was somehow edited or manipulated.  I really think a lot of his frustration is feeling like he can NEVER do anything right. 

Parents of babies only days old do wash their hands a lot.  And Olga's issue was that he had been handling the bottom of shoes.  Which she explains, but he never listens.  He always just jumps to the, "don't tell me what to do", mindset.  

And thank you so much for the Silkwood shower reference.  I use this phrase and I feel like nobody understands what I'm talking about.

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15 hours ago, millennium said:

Weddings are bad news all around.   There's the expectation that the bride's parents are going to shell out big bucks for the wedding and reception, and if they can't afford to, you can be sure somebody will be looking down their nose at them.   Ditto if they can't swing an open bar.   Then the bride has to weigh her romantic expectations (based on the wedding myth created by the bridal industry) and reconcile it with how much or how little there is to spend, which can lead to disappointment.   And regardless of how nice the wedding is, there will always be catty guests critical of everything and everyone -- the bride's dress, the best man's toast, that they hired a DJ instead of a live band, the quality of the meal, the flavor of the cake, whether the bride visited all the tables ...  I think it happens because let's face it, if you're not in the bridal party a wedding is mostly just a boring obligation -- one that will cost guests money, too -- and a crappy way to spend one of the two days you have off each week.   When folks get bored and resentful, they get nasty.   That's when the claws come out.

^^Nailed it^^ We flew to Vegas with some friends and my parents and had a blast. I still think it's funny how we had to wait in line for our marriage license at the Clark County courthouse.

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15 hours ago, millennium said:

Weddings are bad news all around.  

it all depends on the maturity of the couple and if the bride has been raised to be a princess (Leida!).  My husband and I paid for our wedding ourselves and that was almost 30 years ago.  We knew our parents were in no position to do so, and as adults we didn't want them to anyway.  Plus, it was a small-ish affair (50 people, if that) as we just don't know that many people.  And yeah, we had a DJ and couldn't care less if people disliked it...though I don't think anybody cared because they too were not raised as royalty.  

14 hours ago, millennium said:

Have you noticed that the line in Eric's forehead is identical to the line of his mouth?

If it opens and starts to talk, I might scream.

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On 12/6/2018 at 7:40 AM, Drogo said:

Can't speak for others, but I was being serious about the tackiness that is a cash bar.  IMO, someone should not have to pull out their wallet if they want to have a drink at my wedding. 

Yep, 100% agree.  Another "trend" that needs to stop NOW are "honey funds" and GoFundMe accounts for weddings and honeymoons.  Wanna go to Mexico on a honeymoon?  Great! Skrimp, save, bring a lunch every day to work like me, shop at Aldi and Goodwill and PAY FOR IT YOURSELF.  Listen, if a well to do parents offers, accept if you are comfortable.  But please don't ask, don't beg, don't "suggest"....just don't.

Please don't ask me to bring a covered dish to your wedding, I really don't like potlucks because I never know who has washed hands beforehand plus it is now COSTING me $$ to attend, plus I am giving you a cash gift already.

On 12/5/2018 at 10:51 PM, Morgalisa said:

No way can Eric get thru the day without drinking.

I think that is why he looks so bloated.

Per the Four Weddings/Gypsy Wedding/600 lb crossover - someone please sign me up!!

Edited to add:  I am going to be the best Mother of the Groom someday!!  I had my semi big white wedding (120 guests) my second white wedding (hey there is purity in my heart) wedding for 44, I am so wedding'd out I will be:  "I am wearing beige and tell me where to sit."

Edited by Mrs. Hanson.
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On 12/4/2018 at 11:30 AM, Dance4Life said:

Is Richie getting any milk?  She is breastfeeding like 24/7!  I thought breastfeeding was done every two hours for newborns.  Maybe she has a slow trickle. 

Breastfeeding is on demand pretty much. And if the on demand consumer isn't around you express it by hand if necessary, otherwise your breasts hurt like a motherfucker and milk dribbles, trickles, leaks or even spews. Newborns are notorious for nursing in short spurts and then falling asleep. Lactation consultants give you pointers in the hospital on the best way to keep the latch intact and the suckle going so that the breast doesn't become a pacifier. I'm kind of thinking that Russian hospital may not have had a lactation consultant on staff given that they barely seemed to have a nurse. But at a basic level when that baby cries you latch it on and hope you can get him to swallow an ounce or so before he nods off and you have to chuck him under the chin to get his little mouth going again or before you have to switch breasts. An average feeding for a newborn is 2 to 3 ounces. To put that into perspective, a shot glass is around an ounce and half to 2 ounces.  

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11 hours ago, liammaam said:

At this point, I am going to be very shocked/disappointed if Kalani and Asuelu do end up getting married.  She obviously doesn't like him, certainly doesn't respect him, and I have seen absolutely zero chemistry between them (at least slutpeople Ashley and Jay have THAT going for them).  He can do so much better with a simple island girl who runs on island time, not this witchy Kardashian vocal-fry wanna-be who has nothing going for her other than a family willing to enable her poor life decisions.  

I agree with this, but more important, I'm amazed at the craftsmanship.  If I ever wrote a paragraph this well constructed, I'd include it on my resume.

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12 hours ago, DaphneCat said:

Do parents REALLY wash their hands every time they pick up their child?  I do not have children - but I have never had anyone tell me to wash my hands before touching their baby.  Unless it has a very compromised immune system most babies are fine

Absolutely. There's a reason that hospitals literally have hand sanitizer dispensers on the walls of every patient room and why there are specific products that can attach hand sanitizer bottles to the handles of strollers, car seats and baby carriers.  As for "most babies are fine" that's not the case. Babies only have limited immunity from disease, although breastfeeding lengthens that, which is why childhood immunizations are vital. In the US, per CDC guidelines, newborns will receive a Hep B while at the hospital and a follow-up at their 4 week visit. They won't get anything else until their 8 week in most cases.  And frankly, even then there are a metric ton of things that new human can catch that are not (or were not, or are not yet) preventable by immunization. My infant son caught RSV.  RSV is a ridiculously common virus that pretty much everyone has or gets and that generally results in a cold. In infants it is a big problem and can even be fatal. In my son it resulted in damage to the bronchioles in his left lung, a childhood of dependency on nebulizer treatments, prescription inhalers, multiple trips to the ER for pneumonia and pleurisy, near constant bouts with respiratory infections, and my own ability to detect stridor or wheezing the instant they set in. The number one way to prevent your baby from catching RSV is for people to wash their damn hands before they touch a baby. It's the single, simplest and most effective way to prevent giving a disease that may have little to no impact on an adult to a baby that has to live with the consequences of it the rest of their lives. 

Edited by shockermolar. Reason: ETA: So fuck Steven's ridiculous "don't tell me what to do" bullshit about the hand washing. Literally my #1 regret in life is that it took my baby contracting a disease that damaged his body for me to learn to stand up for my child in medical situations
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15 minutes ago, shockermolar said:

Absolutely. There's a reason that hospitals literally have hand sanitizer dispensers on the walls of every patient room and why there are specific products that can attach hand sanitizer bottles to the handles of strollers, car seats and baby carriers.  As for "most babies are fine" that's not the case. Babies only have limited immunity from disease, although breastfeeding lengthens that, which is why childhood immunizations are vital. In the US, per CDC guidelines, newborns will receive a Hep B while at the hospital and a follow-up at their 4 week visit. They won't get anything else until their 8 week in most cases.  And frankly, even then there are a metric ton of things that new human can catch that are not (or were not, or are not yet) preventable by immunization. My infant son caught RSV.  RSV is a ridiculously common virus that pretty much everyone has or gets and that generally results in a cold. In infants it is a big problem and can even be fatal. In my son it resulted in damage to the bronchioles in his left lung, a childhood of dependency on nebulizer treatments, prescription inhalers, multiple trips to the ER for pneumonia and pleurisy, near constant bouts with respiratory infections, and my own ability to detect stridor or wheezing the instant they set in. The number one way to prevent your baby from catching RSV is for people to wash their damn hands before they touch a baby. It's the single, simplest and most effective way to prevent giving a disease that may have little to no impact on an adult to a baby that has to live with the consequences of it the rest of their lives. 

I’d also like to add kissing babies to this. HSV is deadly to babies.

i keep hearing about how young Steven is and how he has to learn how to parent. But he didn’t know about breastfeeding. Or c-section recovery. Or dirty hands handing a pair of dirty sneakers. He didn’t try to read any books do any googling on babies, childbirth or parenting? No intellectual curiosity? But he sure knows that he’s right and how to tell Olga she’s wrong.

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49 minutes ago, brillia79 said:

I’d also like to add kissing babies to this. HSV is deadly to babies.

i keep hearing about how young Steven is and how he has to learn how to parent. But he didn’t know about breastfeeding. Or c-section recovery. Or dirty hands handing a pair of dirty sneakers. He didn’t try to read any books do any googling on babies, childbirth or parenting? No intellectual curiosity? But he sure knows that he’s right and how to tell Olga she’s wrong.

And Olga is a first time mother, chances are she knew very little also. She most likely did some research and received some information from the hospital but the reality is she's learning how to be a mom, day by day, just like Steven needs to learn to be a dad, day by day. One thing she did learn is the importance of washing hands before touching the baby, Steven needs to learn that lesson even if she has to remind him every time. Taking care of an infant is stressful enough, dealing with a sick one is way more stressful. 

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20 hours ago, doyouevengohere said:

I would live for this show: a 90 days Four Weddings crossover!  If they include one gypsy wedding of impoverished Appalacian teens, the TLC gods would have heard my prayers.

Only if Fighting Frank Smalls is a part of it.  I stopped watching the American version of that show in the first season, but I remember Fighting Frank vividly, and how everyone claimed not to know him, but everyone knew him, lol.

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I'm not going to lie.  I didn't ask everyone to wash their hands before touching my baby two years ago.  If someone was not feeling well I didn't let them hold the baby, and I generally kept all children away from him (they always have germs)!  But I honestly never thought about asking people to do it, and all of my relatives had enough common sense to do so if they had just been handling something gross or dirty.  I trust my relatives to wash their hands after using the bathroom.

I probably didn't think about it because I felt like crap for 6 weeks after my c section and was breastfeeding my 9 pound baby non stop.  (Seeing Olga exhausted feeding the baby brings back memories)!

Maybe I was too lax, but I had an incredibly healthy baby who never got sick until he was over 1 year.

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On 12/6/2018 at 4:55 PM, CoachWristletJen said:

LOL... that goes right along there with Leida having to tell people she has class. If they have to keep reminding people, they don't really have it.

Kalani is as dumb as a box of rocks. 

Leida has great taste, after all she chose Eric.........5c0b3661db49c_leidatotalloser1.png.2554a9b6e89d157937ed54a59966466a.png

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I dont know how to add photos, but I snapped a photo of Eric showing only his hair, forehead "mouth" and his eyes an turned it upside down and he looked like a smirking Leprachan! It was amazing,LOL.

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i wonder if Kalani used Asuelo to get pregnant, her clock would certainly have been ticking.  

Leida is such s self centered person with no regard for other people I couldn’t possibly begin to imagine her being a doctor.

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8 minutes ago, Eagle Woman said:

I dont know how to add photos

 

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11 hours ago, Eagle Woman said:

I dont know how to add photos, but I snapped a photo of Eric showing only his hair, forehead "mouth" and his eyes an turned it upside down and he looked like a smirking Leprachan! It was amazing,LOL.

lmao i was actually coming to post that his forehead mouth makes his entire face look like one of those pictures you turn upside down and it's a totally different face.  

i was telling someone that he reminds me of my former boss (everything about him) and she was horrified.  "yes. absolutely. omg. WAIT DOESN'T HE HAVE THREE DAUGHTERS TOO?" and then we found youtube videos of puppies and baby lemurs and baby birds and put ourselves in a happy place.  

it's sad that leida's happy place is with Sad Sack Forehead Mouth.  

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One thing struck me on the rewatch of this episode:  At no point did I see Steven lovingly look at his son.  Instead, he seems to have the detached, "he's ruining my sex life and is a burden" look.  

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12 hours ago, endure said:

Leida is such s self centered person with no regard for other people I couldn’t possibly begin to imagine her being a doctor.

From some of the doctors I've met I could see it.

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1 hour ago, gonecrackers said:

From some of the doctors I've met I could see it.

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I keep forgetting about Larissa's diet breakfast for Coltie--Nutella toast?  Sign me up!--and how ignorant she is about nutrition.   Bread, Nutella and fruit is a *terrible* (but delicious) breakfast for someone trying to lose weight, and Coltie is right--he needs some protein.  Because he is fat, and she isn't, no one will listen to him.

And I know it didn't happen in this episode, but every morning when I put on my $125 Citizen ergonomic wristwatch, I am reminded of Eric playfully (?) warning the Indonesian postal authorities that they'd better not steal those "very expensive" watches he sent to Leida's parents.  PS Eric:  "ergonomic" doesn't mean solar, you dumb son-of-a-bitch.

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8 minutes ago, Mothra said:

Because he is fat, and she isn't, no one will listen to him.

Well, if she isn't fat she needs to buy bigger clothes . . . because what she wears is so tight, it makes her look a bit chunky.

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6 minutes ago, Mothra said:

I keep forgetting about Larissa's diet breakfast for Coltie--Nutella toast?  Sign me up!--and how ignorant she is about nutrition.   Bread, Nutella and fruit is a *terrible* (but delicious) breakfast for someone trying to lose weight, and Coltie is right--he needs some protein.  Because he is fat, and she isn't, no one will listen to him.

 

Colt isn’t trying to lose weight.   Now that Larissa is here, his motivation and diet is over.   He’s probably packed on 25 lbs since the show started filming.  

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On 12/8/2018 at 12:22 AM, endure said:

Leida is such s self centered person with no regard for other people I couldn’t possibly begin to imagine her being a doctor.

She even admitted straight out that she wants to be a doctor in America because of the money. She's in for a shock because young doctors nowadays usually have to work for years before they start making a good salary especially if they have college and medical school debt. Oh wait, she's counting on Eric to pay for her education...

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1 hour ago, AZChristian said:

Well, if she isn't fat she needs to buy bigger clothes . . . because what she wears is so tight, it makes her look a bit chunky.

I don't think she's fat, just what the coroner calls 'well-nourished.' 

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3 hours ago, Mothra said:

I am reminded of Eric playfully (?) warning the Indonesian postal authorities that they'd better not steal those "very expensive" watches he sent to Leida's parents. 

I'll bet Leida's "VERY WEALTHY" (did you know Leida is rich?) parents will regift those watches to their servants. 

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