Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Eat used and save the difference!

Yesterday, I watched the latest episodes of Counting On, starring the adult Duggar siblings who either haven't committed sex crimes or haven't gotten fired by TLC.  Right now, the show is highlighting the relationships between Joe and Kendra Duggar, Joy Anna and Austin Forsyth, Jeremy and Jinger Vuolo, Jessa and Ben Seewald, and Josiah and Lauren Duggar.  Because the episodes were filmed last year, three of the women are pregnant.  Josiah and Lauren are "courting".

Josiah, who memorably had a failed courtship with Marjorie Jackson back in 2015, is shown making dinner for his new love, who reveals that she's got Salvadoran ancestry.  For some reason, Josiah decides to make fajitas of some sort.  He's not a gifted cook, but wants to do this for Lauren, who apparently also has a sensitivity to gluten.

At one point, he's shown dumping someone's leftover Mexican food into whatever mystery meat he's using for the "fajitas".  He also pulls out guacamole.  The guac actually looks green, which would ordinarily signify that it's fresh.  Most guac turns brown after a couple of hours.  But Lauren tastes it and says it's very old and tastes horrible.  As I was watching this, I couldn't help but feel a bit queasy. I wondered if maybe Lauren was, in fact, eating some of Michelle's face cream or something.

Then I started thinking about the wisdom of eating someone's random leftovers... I mean, you're trying to impress this woman, Josiah, but you can't even be bothered to give her fresh food!  I know the Duggars are into buying things used, but I would draw the line at restaurant food.  Besides, someone in that house was probably saving that for later!  And Lauren apparently can't eat gluten, so it seems even stranger to be feeding her the dregs of someone's dinner.

The Duggars have a popular mantra-- "Buy used and save the difference!"  I'd say that Josiah just gave us all a peek at what being married to him is going to be like.

Later, we see heavily pregnant Joy Anna working on her house.  She's wearing sandals and a skirt, driving nails into a board.  At one point, she messes up and either gets a flesh wound, messes up the board, or both.  Austin says something to the effect of, "Why did you do that?"

Then, there is a talking head segment and Austin says he's planning to put the house on the market when the baby is two months old.  Joy does not look pleased and says she'd rather give it a few more months, but Austin reiterates that eight weeks after baby Gideon's birth, they are selling their house.  I think if I were Joy, I'd be pretty pissed.  But hell, she's an adult now and has made this bed.  I feel kind of sorry for her, though, because she appears to be an affectionate person and Austin seems to only care about making money by flipping houses.  I do give him credit for not insisting on a home birth.

I still think it's crazy to put all that effort into fixing up a house, especially when your wife is so heavily pregnant, and insisting that it needs to be sold within two months after the baby is born.  I'm not sure where they're living now, but I do know they were staying in an RV for awhile.  I hope Joy isn't trying to take care of her baby while living in an RV.  If that were me, I think I'd be heading to a divorce attorney.

The Vuolos seem to be the ones most likely to be upwardly mobile.  Jeremy's parents seem to be pretty classy and educated.  I have some hopes that Jinger will get to live a lifestyle more to her liking.  Jeremy doesn't seem so extremely fundie.  On the other hand, I used to like Derek Dillard, too, and now I think he's an asshole.

I don't know why I watch Counting On.  It's not a very exciting show and it funnels money into Boob's pockets.  I guess it gives me something to do with my plentiful free time.


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    1. He repeatedly made transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings, one of their other stars. It pissed off a lot of viewers.


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