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  1. momofsquid

    S09.E03: Sleepless in Laredo

    Jill had no problem asking Jinger if she was "pregnit" on that video call, so they do use the word. Maybe they think expecting sounds fancier.
  2. momofsquid

    You're the worst!

    While I felt that Steven A. was superficially more horrible, I feel like he's too broken to qualify as my personal worst. James K was just pathetic. Penny got my vote because of her narcissism, delusion, lies and manipulation. I felt like a positive outcome was more attainable for Penny than some others, but that simply wasn't what she wanted. She wants her husband and son to be her slaves while she spends the rest of her life in bed. She's the one I really love to hate. She gets bonus points for setting up a "public figure" social media presence in advance of the first airing, which she quickly shut down when she realized she wasn't going to receive Beyonce-level adoration.
  3. momofsquid

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    If Lily and Ellie are correct, there is no cheese. http://www.duggarfamilyblog.com/2010/03/tater-tot-casserole.html My god, that sounds disgusting. Tater tots drenched in creamy slop.
  4. momofsquid

    JD and Abbie: Captured Before the Rapture

    I'm finding a disconnect regarding the Duggars' interpretation of hospitality versus their promotion of the traditional family lifestyle. My mother was born in 1929 and grew up in the middle of nowhere but she was a huge proponent of doing things Properly. For the most part I'm sure she would have been a huge fan of the Duggars' values but she would roll over in her grave if she saw how they treat guests. Mom financed our wedding and insisted on an open bar and full sit-down meal. To her, that is how a wedding is done, end of conversation. You limit your guest list to the number of people you're able to treat like royalty. I think we had about 70 because that's how many we could feed and accommodate in a nice little ballroom. Given the way the Duggars claim to embrace traditional values, I would have expected them to be on the same page as my mother. Old-fashioned hospitality, ya know? I guess it shows how they pick and choose which bits of an ideology suit their selfish little lives.
  5. I had a pretty long train on my wedding dress and my veil was the same length, though this was in the excessive '80s so maybe styles are different now. But my policy was, if I can't go over the top on my wedding day, when can I? I'm all for going big on the dress. Jinger's was my favorite.
  6. momofsquid

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    *sigh* Once again, Jill. My husband vacuums all the time. Out here in the real world, a man vacuuming is not worthy of a post. Mine also cooks dinner almost every night, and he has a full-time job and a small business on the side. That's normal. That's what people do.
  7. Jill always provides so much fodder for snark, but today I was struck by her habit of using quotation marks to indicate that Jill herself is speaking, as opposed to the other Jill who is the narrator (example: She is a great example to me. “I love you, honey.” ) The multiplicity of Jill voices disturbs me.
  8. Yet if someone ever-so-sweetly explained to her that it is not appropriate to swim in your underwear in a public pool, or to sit in a boutique in said underwear, she would twist it into fat-shaming. I have a decent-looking body but I have enough self-respect to not appear in public in my underwear. You just don't do that. In the immortal words of George Costanza, we're living in a society!
  9. momofsquid

    Small Talk: The Prayer Closet

    Hmm, my Headship is considering getting a Tiguan some day and you're all making me nervous. I have a VW Jetta and we both absolutely love it, so it made sense to replace his current Ford Escape with another VW when the time comes. Funny thing, though, we once rented a Mazda 6 and we both despised it. We returned it as soon as we could. Car shopping seems to be a very personal thing.
  10. momofsquid

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Well, I'm relieved to hear the banner was a homeschool project because I had assumed Jilly herself had colored in the word "congrats" and was a bit concerned. It looks like the child's artwork that causes the teacher to call the parents and send the child for counselling in a horror movie. If it was executed by a three-year-old with the one crayon Jill was willing to surrender, that's less scary.
  11. I pride myself on being the world's worst dancer, having no physical coordination whatsoever, and I'm pretty sure even I could do Whit's garage dance, complete with scary smiles. I've seen beginner aerobics videos with harder moves.
  12. momofsquid

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    And further to @Jeeves' observation, they don't seem to comprehend that two nutjobs with nineteen kids are interesting, but two nutjobs with two kids are not.
  13. Looking at that picture, I am astounded that Jill's first post about the accident read, "Emergency! Please pray! Nurie almost drowned in the creek!" You've gotta wonder whether Kaylee occupies any space at all in Jill's mind. Oh wait, she did get a bit of praise for saving Nurie.
  14. It's hard to believe she's even real. Kids are injured: picture of Jill. Father's Day: picture of Jill. She's trolling us, right? Can anyone really be that narcissistic? To be fair, though, I was impressed that, aside from having obviously provided a script, she did manage to keep her yap shut for the duration of Nurie's panhandling video. I think that might be a first.
  15. momofsquid

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    It's hard to fathom why they haven't been offered their own show yet when they've demonstrated the kind of high quality content they can provide. Where else can you see an idiot flying a kite while his kids wander around?