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4 hours ago, Kyanight said:

::::::::::::THUD:::::::::::::    <~~  sound of me fainting.  I MIGHT get a senior ticket for around $10... but the popcorn and pop will run me around $17.99 give or take 3 cents.

Last movie I attended: Joker. 

Tickets $20 x 2, two waters and split a large (not a jumbo!) Popcorn: about $58.

The days of the fifty cent matinee and Dad taking us to the Ben Franklin 5 and dime to each get 25 cents' worth of candy are looooong gone. 

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10 minutes ago, DakotaJustice said:

Last movie I attended: Joker. 

Tickets $20 x 2, two waters and split a large (not a jumbo!) Popcorn: about $58.

The days of the fifty cent matinee and Dad taking us to the Ben Franklin 5 and dime to each get 25 cents' worth of candy are looooong gone. 

I don't care what anybody says.  I take snacks and bottled water in my purse.  Movie rules are not laws.  If they make me take my snacks and water and put them in my car, I still wouldn't buy them there, so their enforcement of the rules will have no monetary benefit to them.  Other than I would request a refund on my ticket and never go there again.

And I'm the most law-abiding citizen since 1776.

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I don't go to a theater very often but when I do it's the cheaper matinee and I definitely pack my own treats. 

Supposedly, adjusted for inflation, going to a movie was more expensive 40 years ago. *Bullshit*

The sad part is that movie theaters are in a bind and their only reliable profits come from the concession stand.

Depending on the studio, the movie's popularity and the movie's production cost the theaters keep about 60% of the ticket price for a new release, easing into about 40% a couple/a few weeks later.

I wish they would run vintage movies regularly, I would love to watch Dirty Dancing on a big screen. But the studios charge such high rental fees that it's not worth it to the theater. Bummer. 

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1 hour ago, AZChristian said:

I don't care what anybody says.  I take snacks and bottled water in my purse.  Movie rules are not laws.  If they make me take my snacks and water and put them in my car, I still wouldn't buy them there, so their enforcement of the rules will have no monetary benefit to them.  Other than I would request a refund on my ticket and never go there again.

And I'm the most law-abiding citizen since 1776.

Yeah, I get you but I was on a date - he bought dinner, I bought the tickets...movies are better with movie popcorn IMO 😌 I woulda bought a diet Coke but he made it clear that he was anti-artificial sweeteners and I didn't want to have a debate 😀

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My local theatre chain is offering jumbo buckets for $11 and party bags for $25 delivered free.  Janelle could have stayed home.

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11 minutes ago, Mittengirl said:

My local theatre chain is offering jumbo buckets for $11 and party bags for $25 delivered free.  Janelle could have stayed home.

Janelle would have ordered the $25. party bag and then inflicted her followers with recipes for 100 amazing things to do with popcorn.  After "shelter at home" has passed, she may invite her new neighbors in to enjoy popcorn snacks and peppermint tea.  She probably still has 24 lbs. of that left.

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I would completely eat way too much of a jumbo popcorn right now.  I allow myself one bag of the 100 calorie microwave popcorn a day.  

Janelle is going to rilly have a problem taking off just the weight she is probably gaining in these scary times.  I'm trying to be careful, but I suspect I've put on a few pounds.  Aren't gyms pretty much shuttered now?  Luckily, walking outdoors is still allowed, and I'm trying to keep up with that.

 

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2 hours ago, Mittengirl said:

My local theatre chain is offering jumbo buckets for $11 and party bags for $25 delivered free.  Janelle could have stayed home.

But then she wouldn't have been able to hit the drive thru at both Wendy's and Taco Bell on the way home.

1 hour ago, Sandy W said:

Janelle would have ordered the $25. party bag and then inflicted her followers with recipes for 100 amazing things to do with popcorn.  After "shelter at home" has passed, she may invite her new neighbors in to enjoy popcorn snacks and peppermint tea.  She probably still has 24 lbs. of that left.

My dear friend... we are talking about JANELLE here.  JANELLE.  The popcorn bag was empty by the time her car turned into the driveway after picking it up.

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now on Comcast Xfinity, you can rent the some of the same movies that are in the theater for $19.99 and have the whole family watch.  

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12 minutes ago, Kohola3 said:

Is that what she considers "curtains wide open"?  Not me.

is that what she considers curtains.. period -  that looks similar to what my mom had hanging in my bedroom when i was a teenager back in 80's  

I brought absolutely stunning panels ( pair ) 14.99 at Tuesday Morning , but she would rather spend on buckets of popcorn. Rental or not, if you plan on being there , there are some simple and inexpensive ways to modernize it

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25 minutes ago, Mahamid Frauded Me said:

is that what she considers curtains.. period -  that looks similar to what my mom had hanging in my bedroom when i was a teenager back in 80's  

I brought absolutely stunning panels ( pair ) 14.99 at Tuesday Morning , but she would rather spend on buckets of popcorn. Rental or not, if you plan on being there , there are some simple and inexpensive ways to modernize it

The uneven gathering on the cafe curtains and the gaps between panels of the drapes would send my OCD into overdrive.

If the window treatment was supplied by the landlord, there's probably not much she can do about it (aside from adjusting the cafe gathers).  If Janelle actually purchased this for a rental, she would have been far better off with Walmart cheapo venetian blinds rather than buying rods and ready made curtains.

 

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Popcorn is rilly bad for people who have gastric problems.  Ask me how I know.

 

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22 hours ago, Kyanight said:

The popcorn bag was empty by the time her car turned into the driveway after picking it up.

No kidding

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She hasn't even bothered to take the tags off the tiered curtains. 🤣

Damn, if that's "wide open" Janelle must enjoy living in darkness. Poor Gabe. I still think Gabe is a beach dude at heart. 
Savannah has gorgeous hair but I get the impression she's just a copy of her mom.

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13 hours ago, sheshark said:

Popcorn is rilly bad for people who have gastric problems.  Ask me how I know.

 

Welllllll Janelle talks about digestion ALL THE TIME, but I'm on the fence as to whether she actually has digestive/gastric issues or if she just uses them as an excuse for her avoirdupois.

And of course all health coaches buy ginormous bags of buttered movie popcorn 🤔 I can't help but notice not a peep about the $45 21 day group. I'm not on FB of course, I just see what's posted here and on the Gram (back on to help my sister's business, it's beyond slow right now as she can't work her markets during the shutdown).

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17 hours ago, Sandy W said:

The uneven gathering on the cafe curtains and the gaps between panels of the drapes would send my OCD into overdrive.

If the window treatment was supplied by the landlord, there's probably not much she can do about it (aside from adjusting the cafe gathers).  If Janelle actually purchased this for a rental, she would have been far better off with Walmart cheapo venetian blinds rather than buying rods and ready made curtains.

 

Right, even if they came with the house, those would wind up in a bin in the garage and put back up on the day of move out.  I am a big fan of grommet panels - much easier to open and close if and when needed.  She really needed to pick a better rental, its so drab, to me it looks like she lives in a basement apartment, from the dark brown, low ceilings and the kitchen with the washer and dryer in it - in plain view.  My mom's town home has w/d in the kitchen but they are tucked away in a closet with louvered doors.  I wonder if the magic happens in her instapot on top of the washer ?

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14 minutes ago, Mahamid Frauded Me said:

Right, even if they came with the house, those would wind up in a bin in the garage and put back up on the day of move out.  I am a big fan of grommet panels - much easier to open and close if and when needed.  She really needed to pick a better rental, its so drab, to me it looks like she lives in a basement apartment, from the dark brown, low ceilings and the kitchen with the washer and dryer in it - in plain view.  My mom's town home has w/d in the kitchen but they are tucked away in a closet with louvered doors.  I wonder if the magic happens in her instapot on top of the washer ?

My guess is that is all she could afford.  And from what I read it's not in the best neighborhood.  Ever frugal Janelle.  At least she is not wasting money renting or buying more house than she needs.

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5 minutes ago, Pickleinthemiddle said:

My guess is that is all she could afford.  And from what I read it's not in the best neighborhood.  Ever frugal Janelle.  At least she is not wasting money renting or buying more house than she needs.

I have read that Janelle's newer rental is located in a heavy crime infested neighborhood.  Yet another reason for Savanah to stay indoors in the depressing environment that Janelle provides.

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11 minutes ago, Pickleinthemiddle said:

Ever frugal Janelle.  At least she is not wasting money renting or buying more house than she needs.

The sad part is that I bet anything that is saved due to her frugality ends up back in the family account and thus passes on to The Queen of the Underworld.

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5 minutes ago, Kohola3 said:

The sad part is that I bet anything that is saved due to her frugality ends up back in the family account and thus passes on to The Queen of the Underworld.

Probably anything saved ends up in Wendy's or Taco Bell's till.  Maybe she feels that it's better there than for Robyn's Victoria Secret purchases.

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2 hours ago, Pickleinthemiddle said:

My guess is that is all she could afford.  And from what I read it's not in the best neighborhood.  Ever frugal Janelle.  At least she is not wasting money renting or buying more house than she needs.

While I agree with her not wanting a 5 bedroom/5bath home like sister sludges, I would have hoped that she at least drove around the neighborhood to scope it out, she already lived in Flag in the 1st rental for a while so why she chose a not so good area and Kody allowed it is beyond me. I would rather shell out a bit more to live in a safer neighborhood 

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I thought she moved out of the first rental because of the unsafe neighbourhood.  Did she find another bad neighbourhood?

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3 minutes ago, deirdra said:

I thought she moved out of the first rental because of the unsafe neighbourhood.  Did she find another bad neighbourhood?

I was under the impression that she moved from the first rental because the present house is closer to the other wive's homes.  I don't recall hearing that the first house was in a bad area but I could be mistaken...

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and thought that Janelle moved out at the request of the landlord/owner.  There's really no other reason she would even bother to move since she's such a lethargic mushroom unless she HAD to do it.

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42 minutes ago, Sandy W said:

I was under the impression that she moved from the first rental because the present house is closer to the other wive's homes.  I don't recall hearing that the first house was in a bad area but I could be mistaken...

i read in an article (or maybe here?) somewhere that apparently the wives are like 20-40 minutes' drive from each other.  In the same city.
Shit - it only takes me 17-20 minutes to drive from the peninsula to SF to visit my sis!  That 20-40 minutes can't be right!  I would LOVE to see some sort of schematic map of the homes' locations in proximity to each of the others.

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On 3/26/2020 at 7:15 PM, DakotaJustice said:

Yeah, I get you but I was on a date - he bought dinner, I bought the tickets...movies are better with movie popcorn IMO 😌 I woulda bought a diet Coke but he made it clear that he was anti-artificial sweeteners and I didn't want to have a debate 😀

I always take bottled wat to the movies because the POPCORN is what I want!

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I always take bottled wat to the movies because the POPCORN is what I want!

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1 hour ago, DakotaJustice said:

i read in an article (or maybe here?) somewhere that apparently the wives are like 20-40 minutes' drive from each other.  In the same city.
Shit - it only takes me 17-20 minutes to drive from the peninsula to SF to visit my sis!  That 20-40 minutes can't be right!  I would LOVE to see some sort of schematic map of the homes' locations in proximity to each of the others.

Keep in mind that the wives each have something to do on the way to each other's houses.  Janelle has to hit the drive thru at a couple of fast food places.  Christine drives by Robyn's house several times to see if she can spy Kody before she finally parks and goes in.  Meri has to dump off loads of Lularags to people she recruits in her home town to hawk the crap.  And Robyn just stays put because NATURALLY - HER house is the place everyone has to come to.

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On 3/27/2020 at 4:29 PM, ginger90 said:

 


 

 

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You're fine.. no mental problem that I can tell.. very nice drapes and the window looks great

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1 hour ago, Kyanight said:

Keep in mind that the wives each have something to do on the way to each other's houses.  Janelle has to hit the drive thru at a couple of fast food places.  Christine drives by Robyn's house several times to see if she can spy Kody before she finally parks and goes in.  Meri has to dump off loads of Lularags to people she recruits in her home town to hawk the crap.  And Robyn just stays put because NATURALLY - HER house is the place everyone has to come to.

That's what I came here to say.😉  I live in a spread-out city. Most of my friends live within 5-15 minutes, but some are 20-40 minutes away on the far side of town or in the exurbs.  But I don't use that as an excuse to go a year without visiting them! Sometimes we meet somewhere in between.

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I have beautiful sheer panel curtains.  Got them at Walmart, cheap.  They go in the washer and dryer like a champ.  
I bet Janelle never washes her curtains.  They probably smell like broccoli and broken dreams. 

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The last few curtain purchases have been on Amazon (cheap) but I've been eyeballing some flax linen curtains on Etsy from Belarus - I ordered linen sheets earlier this year from the same Etsy person and I've been soooo happy with them...those curtains...real linen.  However they take WEEKS to get here as they are made to order and of course it takes forever for packages to come from Belarus, so...

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1 hour ago, Meowwww said:

I bet Janelle never washes her curtains.  They probably smell like broccoli and broken dreams. 

And they are weighed down with dust and dog hair.

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28 minutes ago, DakotaJustice said:

The last few curtain purchases have been on Amazon (cheap) but I've been eyeballing some flax linen curtains on Etsy from Belarus - I ordered linen sheets earlier this year from the same Etsy person and I've been soooo happy with them...those curtains...real linen.  However they take WEEKS to get here as they are made to order and of course it takes forever for packages to come from Belarus, so...

I remember a linen tablecloth that my mom had. It was such a huge chore to iron it.  I wonder if flax linen is any different.

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2 minutes ago, Kohola3 said:

I remember a linen tablecloth that my mom had. It was such a huge chore to iron it.  I wonder if flax linen is any different.

I had a linen skirt. Once.  Wore it once, never again. 

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Flagstaff has horrible traffic. The main road through the middle of town has lots of stoplights and tourists. Bicycle traffic every where. It isn't so much that the wives were spread so far apart, it just took forever to drive from one house to another.

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7 hours ago, deirdra said:

I thought she moved out of the first rental because of the unsafe neighbourhood.  Did she find another bad neighbourhood?

I think the owner put the house up for sale or it was just a one year rental.

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I mean I don’t know why we are being so hard on Janelle about picking a suitable safe neighborhood.  I mean not everyone knows it’s all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!  I mean it’s not like she is a real estate agent or anything 🙄 

 

*well at the very least she played one on tv 😛

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1 hour ago, Kohola3 said:

I remember a linen tablecloth that my mom had. It was such a huge chore to iron it.  I wonder if flax linen is any different.

I love my sheets - European flax is amazing. They need very little care, at least in my experience!

Check Etsy - there are lots of vendors in Central Europe selling bed/bath/table linen. 

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17 hours ago, Irate Panda said:

I mean I don’t know why we are being so hard on Janelle about picking a suitable safe neighborhood.  I mean not everyone knows it’s all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!  I mean it’s not like she is a real estate agent or anything 🙄 

 

*well at the very least she played one on tv 😛

Not to mention...wasn’t one of the big reasons they said they had to leave Las Vegas was that it was getting “unsafe”?

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41 minutes ago, ginger90 said:

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I am watching an episode of Hoarders right now.  If Janelle keeps accumulating these gidgets and gadgets, along with Rock Star of the week food items, we may someday see her featured there.

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44 minutes ago, Shieldmaiden said:

Not to mention...wasn’t one of the big reasons they said they had to leave Las Vegas was that it was getting “unsafe”?

Maybe if they hadn't kept propping the locked gate open . . . . 

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1 hour ago, Shieldmaiden said:

Not to mention...wasn’t one of the big reasons they said they had to leave Las Vegas was that it was getting “unsafe”?

I thought they moved away from Vegas because of the bad influences that are being seen by their kids, especially at their schools.  They might have said it was getting unsafe too.

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I thought they thought it was unsafe because some of their kids were suppose to go to the concert that had the mass shooting, which solidified their feelings of being unsafe.

I think they felt unsafe because those home loans were coming due.

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On 3/29/2020 at 6:10 PM, Irate Panda said:

I thought they thought it was unsafe because some of their kids were suppose to go to the concert that had the mass shooting, which solidified their feelings of being unsafe.

I think they felt unsafe because those home loans were coming due.

So, Vegas kinda was becoming less safe than it was when they first moved there. We'd been in the area for 2 years before the Browns moved to Vegas and it was pretty chill--add 10 years and crime had spread to even "nice" areas. Where the Browns were was near federal land so I took a lot of calls for service in those areas. 

It wasn't just the shooting, but that understandably rattled people. Many of us knew someone who was there. 

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24 minutes ago, TurtlePower said:

So, Vegas kinda was becoming less safe than it was when they first moved there. We'd been in the area for 2 years before the Browns moved to Vegas and it was pretty chill--add 10 years and crime had spread to even "nice" areas. Where the Browns were was near federal land so I took a lot of calls for service in those areas. 

It wasn't just the shooting, but that understandably rattled people. Many of us knew someone who was there. 

Oh, I don’t discount there being a safety issue, I just don’t think that was the actual motivation for them moving, especially since some of them (Janelle) are supposedly in higher crime areas now.  I think Day’un’s choice of schooling and Kody’s desperation of a storyline were factors too.  On a side note, I think even if they didn’t have the show Kody wouldn’t necessarily settle down, although million dollars homes might not be on the plate.  He doesn’t seem to be happy unless he is causing some sort of chaos in the family. 

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11 hours ago, Irate Panda said:

I think even if they didn’t have the show Kody wouldn’t necessarily settle down, although million dollars homes might not be on the plate.  He doesn’t seem to be happy unless he is causing some sort of chaos in the family. 

I agree.  Janelle and others mentioned that in the early years they moved once a year on average.  Multiple wives, umpteen children and lots of packing, unpacking and moving is a great distraction from actually taking the time to have deep conversations and get to know your spouse(s) and each child.  Kootie loves chaos and his hair is the emblem of it.

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