Monday, February 13, 2012
UPDATE!!: I Scour the Internet: The Valentine Day Edition 2/14/12
Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!
Let's recap what's been happening with the Brown group!
Somebody had a birthday last week....
That sounds like fun, but I wonder what they hunted in the wilds of Las Vegas? For Phil Varone's cast offs? And has anyone else noticed that Kody went HUNTing with HUNTer? If only Kody and Robyn had named their baby Fisher instead. That way, on his fifteenth birthday Kody could take FISHer FISHing, know what I mean?
So what does Hunter's mom have to say?
Thanks Robyn <eyeroll>, but I was referring to Hunter's BIRTH mom, OK?
Hey Janelle, so what's up with Hunter's birthday celebration? Did you cook whatever Hunter and Kody HUNTed up on their HUNTing trip?
Wow Janelle, that does sound kind of easy. Does that mean Hunter can ask for Eggs Benedict or even Chile Rellenos? I just hope he didn't get a bowl of Lucky Charms or Shredded Wheat. And thanks to Hunter's parental units for reminding all of us that Brownboss99 is Hunter. Isn't it funny how both Robyn and Kody use the word 'aka'? Almost like they are one mind. Literally.
And on the subject of birthdays...
A fan asked the Kody Krew what month was busiest for birthdays:
That's good to know, especially if its ever the $50,000 question on some game show!
Hey Meri, you've been looking a little tired lately. Are you getting enough rest? What's wrong?
I'm sure we all have that happen when we know our hubby is sleeping in someone else's bed.
But Meri, I thought your sisterwives, especially Robyn (you know, that sisterwife you always wanted) were suppose to be your friends. And why isn't Kody helping you make sense of your world, you know, the one you chose to live? Maybe your favorite sisterwife Robyn can help you out. Has she told you about her Honeymoon Experience theory?
This is all beginning to look so...depressing! Calling Dr Philgood, oops, I mean Dr Phil !
Since this is the Valentine's Day edition, I remembered how last year Kody took his wives to dinner at an all you can eat buffet in Vegas.
Now call me crazy, but that just doesn't seem too romantic. No wonder Meri is down in the dumps.
Maybe Valerie Darger has discovered a way to keep the romance alive. Let's check it out, shall we?
How Polygamists Celebrate Valentines Day
Posted on February 7, 2012 by Valerie
It’s complicated. To be honest, I have no idea how other polygamists celebrate this lovers’ holiday. I think there are some who pass it off as just another day on the calendar. Others might keep it low-key with a card and flowers.
In years past, I remember Joe saying he didn’t need a special holiday to express his love for us…it was something he did every single day. And I didn’t entirely disagree with him. He is always finding ways to show how much he cares. Whether it’s a tender embrace in the kitchen while I’m cooking dinner or sending an unexpected text in the middle of his workday, he manages to make me feel special.
If there was one thing to complain about it’s this; he feels that giving flowers is a waste of money. I know! Right? I don’t entirely agree with him on this one but I kind of don’t blame him either. There is a story in our book where he goes to the florist to send flowers to Vicki and Alina for Valentines. This was before I ever came along. It ended badly. You can read about it for yourself on page 195.
One year he came up with a brilliant idea. He suggested we have a party by polygamists, for polygamists. We would invite people who believe in or live the Principle of Plural Marriage. It’s been a tradition ever since and has really been successful in taking the pressure off the man to come up with something for each wife. We have a different theme every year for food and decor. First it was Italian, then Asian, Hawaiian, Mexican and this year it will be French. We will be preparing Julia Child’s famed Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Burgundy). As well as some moist and delicious sugar cookies for which I will share the recipe below.
Each year we ask our guests to add to the fun. The year we had Asian food they were all to write their own fortune “fit for a polygamist” like you might find in a fortune cookie. The next year they were to make a homemade Valentine card that could be used by a polygamist. There were such creative ideas, we were falling off our chairs, doubled up with laughter. This year they were asked to come up with a ‘candy-gram’ that is polygamy themed.
Now for the heart-shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting. They are always so festive and the tray is empty long before the party is over...
Well Valarie, you know what I always say - Empty trays for empty minds! Or was that simple pleasures for simple minds? Ya'll get the point, I'm sure.
You can see the yummy recipe at http://lovetimesthree.com/how-polygamists-celebrate-valentines-day/
And kudos to Valerie for showing us that polygamist men are not only the center of a polygamist woman's universe, but they can come up with brilliant party ideas too. And nice job hawking your book by telling readers they can read about Joe's flower disaster themselves on page 195 of your bestseller.
I bet if you ask Oprah Winfrey real nice she would give you some ideas for next year's partay. Or even better, tweet your polygamist girlfriend Janelle's new friend Phil for some ideas. I bet he'll even provide the um, decorations, too!
Before I call it a wrap, I came across this tweet from Robyn I'd like to share:
Good gracious, what is the deal with this woman? For goodness sakes, Las Vegas is in a DESERT. If you ain't seen cold and snow by February, it ain't gonna happen! And isn't that one of the reasons, besides ratings, that Kody used to persuade your sisterwives to move to Vegas? No more snow, no more freezing temperatures like Utah. Get with the program Robyn. Let Sol out of his cage and take him outside now before it gets over 115 degrees!
I just found this!
Fresh off the Craiglist's presses: Liv International will be hosting a Luau featuring the Kody Brown Family on Friday February 17th in Mesa AZ. Mesa not only has an LDS Temple, but from what I've heard, its own share of polygamists, too! For only $25.00, you can mingle with the KODY BROWN FAMILY while enjoying an Hawaiian Luau menu dinner, with Hawaiian Fire Dancing and door prizes and a raffle!
Just for the fun of it, I went to the Liv Luau 'website' and tried to order some tickets. Unfortunately, I got the message that the event was sold out. Damn, what a pity! I wanted to see if Christine would be there, shaking hands and eating Hawaiian food!
I don't want to sound petty or mean, but, couldn't Liv International find a more urban upscale setting? Like maybe even downtown Mesa instead of an out in the boonies place that boasts being the venue for people yearning for 'authenic' Hawaiian Weddings. Face it, if I want Hawaiian, I hop on a plane to Oahu, not Mesa!
On a more serious note, is this the best Kody can do for his family? Trotting out with his wives to shake hands and small talk with people that are only interested in them because of a reality TV show. And I really would like to know how much of the $25 entrance fee goes directly into his pocket. What happens when the show is cancelled, and he's got a couple of hundred cases of food supplements in his rented Vegas garages? Does he think people will still shill out $25 to see him?
Here's a link to the Craiglist ad: http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/eve/2845055730.html
Well, that's all for now. Remember, I Scour the Internet, so you don't have to!