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  1. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if that happens, I hope Nathan (and/or Mr. Keller) pull out the “Hello, patriarchy” bit after the wedding and tell her that Nurie’s “preferences” regarding the gifts don’t matter, because the devil put them in her head, and she has to do what her husband says. I’d love to hear Jill’s response to that.
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    Josh & Anna Smuggar: A Series of Unfortunate Events

    My guess is Mariah/Mariyah or Martina, since they seem to like three-syllable names for girls and two-syllable names for boys. Of course, that means “Madison” would fit right in, but sometimes I think they named Mason they way they did so they’d have plausible deniability of Madison just being too close to Mason to consider using ...
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    I was born in the mid-70s and have been labeled as millennial more times than I can count, so it does seem like there’s a bit of fuzziness going on there. Although I do wonder if people just mean “someone younger than a baby boomer — that I don’t like” when they say “millennial” in that case.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    The Kinda Sutra? I once won a party game by picking up the most M&Ms with chopsticks. (It helped that I was one of two sober people participating.) I think I’d rather play the chopstick game than that one, even though I’m an old married lady and not particularly bothered by spit.
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    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason and James

    It’s possible to be pushed backwards out of your comfort zone instead of forwards, I suppose. Maybe Jana was uncomfortable worshipping Josh. Maybe she thought she didn’t need to be supervised taking a shower. Maybe she wanted a pet rat instead of a dog? Maybe being shadowed by the accountability partner finally made her uncomfortable!
  6. Nothing says they couldn’t pad out the episode with some flashbacks, though ...
  7. I can think of a number of more-or-less public restrooms with windows (my first place of employment, several restaurants, a local mall before remodeling, the university’s hockey rink) but they’re all either frosted glass that doesn’t open, designed to let in free light but not views, or too high off the ground to be useful as an exit point. There’s a posh business club around here that’s famous (infamous?) for the views from the restroom, but again, too high up to climb out of.
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    Expedition Unknown

    The combination of Josh spelling out B-O-U-R-G-E-S while holding up a picture of a rooster had me singing a round of the “C-h-i-c-k-e-n, that’s the way you spell chicken” song while watching this week’s episode. Which made Mr. Blevins look at me like I’d grown an extra head, since he never went to Girl Scout camp and didn’t learn the song there, or ever. But then I started thinking. There are owls at the Girl Scout camp. And that’s where I watched the film “The Golden Eaglet,” which is about a gold bird. Sort of. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that the owl is buried at a French Girl Guide camp. Whoever finds it can thank me later. It’s also possible that I should have gone to bed earlier and watched the episode when I was more awake. 🙄
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    I just had this horrible thought that they’ll give their kids alphabetical names — say, this one is Bethany and the next one is Charles and then Deborah etc. — so that people will ask why they started with ‘B’ and they can keep bringing up that miscarriage ...
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    S31.E07: Living Fearlessly

    🎶 “High up, high on the mountain, we founded Our Chalet ...” 🎶 I just about fell off the couch at Colin’s helicopter antics — I wish I had some of whatever he’s taking (or doing) to calm down.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Most people I know who wear shirts like that are people who can’t get away with wearing a t-shirt at work, and I doubt that applies to him either ...
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    A case of the Mondays: vent your work spleen here

    The library in the town where my parents live is indeed inside the mall, and has been since at least the 1980s. It used to be this windowless bunker-like place that must not have originally been intended for public visitors (it was difficult to find and quite creepy to me as a child) but it’s since been connected to a regular storefront just down the escalators from the food court. (I’m sure the library staff love people bringing their food in, but then I’ve been to libraries that sell food, so who knows.)
  13. Didn’t they show Priss & David’s wedding, and also Erin & Chad’s, back during the “19 Kids” days, before any of the 19, other than Josh, were married? They’ve run out of ideas (again) and are just reverting to copying old episodes (again). My phone autocorrected “Priss” to “Pride.” Hah. ETA: Upon thinking about this further, I actually think those weddings were more interesting because of the amount of time given to them (one episode). There wasn’t any of this watch-the-wedding-then-the-prep-then-the-wedding-again nonsense.
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    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    While I agree that Lauren seems to be a bit of a drama llama, I can also imagine them calming down a bit about it once they actually have a baby (either because time heals, because the actual baby is a distraction from the grief, or because the actual baby is a better way to get attention, if assuming the worst about them).
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    100 Secret Plots and Alliances: The Spoiler Topic

    Perhaps, like Ezekiel on The Librarians, he was already the worst possible version of himself.
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