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Can Young House Love Escape The internet?
January 19, 2016
8:21 am
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BassGuitar
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 687
Snarking Since:
June 27, 2012

I think the bit about opening the curtains is acknowledgement that they invited all this.

January 19, 2016
8:30 am
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Dicktip Hair
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 513
Snarking Since:
May 5, 2014

Pudgy sweaty meatloaves meowed

Why are they completely glossing over the fact that they invited this whole curtaingate shitstorm by ASKING for feedback? This article makes it seem like Sherry did nothing more than apologize for not posting and then got bludgeoned in the comments.

Also, while it was definitely an interesting read, I saw little more than shameless and calculated plugging going on. The dropped "hint" about having sold that awful table? Really? I thought they were better than that.

bye

They later said they've sold that table. Shocking.

January 19, 2016
9:38 am
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CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN !! CUBS WIN !!!
Hamcat
Meows: 103
Snarking Since:
November 7, 2015

Perinatal nurse for 20 years here. That traumatic birth story very obviously plays up the risk and drama. Placental abruption can be mild to severe and catastrophic. Always dangerous and concerning, of course. But if it was the near-death for both mom and baby that she portrays it as, she would have been under general anesthesia (asleep) for surgery. They would not have taken the time to give regional anesthesia (spinal, epidural). In that case, no memories of the birth, no hubby in the OR, no pic of the new family smiling with mom under the drapes. And if baby had needed extensive resuscitation or a blood transfusion, she would have gone to the NICU. And Apgar scores aren't predictive of brain damage, just a snapshot of the baby's condition at 1 minute and 5 minutes of life (and every 5 minutes if needed). So Apgars of 4 and 9 depict a baby who needed some stimulation or even ventilation to overcome secondary apnea, but who was FINE by 5 minutes after birth. No NICU admission for a blood transfusion, fluids to correct acidosis, or even observation.

So scary, terrifying, traumatic? Absolutely! But a miracle survival, not really. I wish people could just be grateful for medical technology and their good health, instead of trying to make every complication they survived into a miracle story that makes them speshul snowflakes. Just tell the story how it happened without embellishing. It was scary and awful enough.

Not a reader of their blog, just a GOMI reader with a pet peeve about overblown medical drama.

January 19, 2016
9:46 am
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Practicing open marriage on the train
Hamcat
Meows: 76
Snarking Since:
May 28, 2013

Dicktip Hair meowed

Pudgy sweaty meatloaves meowed

Why are they completely glossing over the fact that they invited this whole curtaingate shitstorm by ASKING for feedback? This article makes it seem like Sherry did nothing more than apologize for not posting and then got bludgeoned in the comments.

Also, while it was definitely an interesting read, I saw little more than shameless and calculated plugging going on. The dropped "hint" about having sold that awful table? Really? I thought they were better than that.

bye

They later said they've sold that table. Shocking.

Right. Hinting at the complete kitchen overhaul they've been teasing about for a while now. Guess it's just me. Oh well.

January 19, 2016
12:43 pm
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crazy crack house journey(dutchoven)
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 289
Snarking Since:
January 30, 2013

It's pretty telling that Sherry called to clarify that they haven't completely abandoned the internet. They still want the option of having an audience. They're just trying to figure out at what cost. It's rich when bloggers don't acknowledge that GOMI cares more about the protection of blogger children's privacy than their parents do. At least they're starting to grasp how they've created online identities for their children that are now out of their control. I don't know why they would think their kids wouldn't be recognizable without John and Sherry with them though. That's just stupid. Your children have faces whether you're with them or not.

Two years ago I would have cared what their new kitchen will look like. Now I don't. Glad that bulky, overwhelming dining table is gone though. Vindication! sani_elephantdance

January 19, 2016
1:20 pm
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Resentment Rental
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 828
Snarking Since:
January 10, 2013

Readers of YHL…knew an absurd amount about the Petersiks’ lives…

For years, the Petersiks had appeared to delight in the oversharing…

At first I winced at its humble-cute tone…

…I remained suspicious that their success could really all be so disarmingly uncalculated.

In person, John and Sherry aren’t nearly as cloying as their blog makes them seem.

LOL I wonder if the journalist is a GOMIer herself?

formerly "maude lebowski"
January 19, 2016
4:54 pm
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Alice
Hi Im Alice And Ill Be Your GOMI Admin Today
Meows: 14854
Snarking Since:
September 3, 2008

I kinda think at this point the continued Big Media interviews and reporting on YHL is just various stans jumping at the chance to have a valid reason to hang out with Shurry Beff. Oh it's for an interview, it's for a profile in a big publication, it will be sympathetic and fawning don't worry! And then hurrah they get to go drink lemonade with ole miss one bra. The fangirl dream is alive!

…because honestly who the f**k else cares how these flouncellamas feel about leaving blogging at this point? They've told the same boring Why We Quit story 10 different ways now. There's nothing new to add. They bounced in a blaze of huffy snittery to go be private people. Let them enjoy the irrelevance they wanted so badly and yet can't seem to adjust to. Don't no b***hes curr about their patio furniture now. 

~*~ garbage person ~*~
January 19, 2016
5:32 pm
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WheresMyCoffee
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 7244
Snarking Since:
December 4, 2012

The whole thing is just very calculated to me. I do not think after one shit storm they decided to quit blogging. I think Sherrys commenting/posting while on field trips was getting out of hand and when the shit storm happened and she flipped, John did to. Except his flipping was towards Sherry. I think he said enough is enough and it is the blog or the family and obviously she chose the family. He probably said shit needs to change, no more commenting and we are working 9-5 (or whatever the agreement was) and after the month break she just realized she couldnt do it less and needed to quit cold turkey hence, them claiming it was all SP's idea. I think they also knew it would generate buzz for the book if people were itching for their daily dose of Petersik.

I ask if they think they could have reached this new middle space without the dramatic blog exit last October. “Absolutely not,” says Sherry. “People are excited to see us back in any capacity; it would have been impossible to generate this enthusiasm if we had just dialed things down.” 

If they had continued with the mediocre shit they were pumping out slowly but surely people would have drifted away, I mean remember how many new members we were getting almost daily? They dont do anything without thinking about the next 5 steps. Even them getting into blogging was calculated, they may noit have known it would become a full fledged career but after 4 months of blogging they did not just accidentally win that $5,000. They entered and they obviously linked their blog all over the place to garner attention/readers.

 

The part about Clara wearing shorts really was out there. I dont even get it. Who makes a leap like that? Maybe just keep your kid off the internet. If my child was recognized in public I would dial it back, post less about them and maybe delete some of my social media accounts.

 

but, what do I know idontknow

January 19, 2016
5:47 pm
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Dicktip Hair
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 513
Snarking Since:
May 5, 2014

The part about Clara wearing shorts coming from the people who posted a pic of her sitting on the toilet is pretty rich.

I love how they made it sound like Sherry was DONE and John was the one wavering. I don't believe that for a second. B***h is THIRSTY. I know John loved the cash, but there is zero way he wasn't the the one to pull the plug.

January 19, 2016
7:02 pm
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JESUS LOVES ME and my sponsored post
Hamcat
Meows: 95
Snarking Since:
October 15, 2014

Mimsie meowed
Perinatal nurse for 20 years here. That traumatic birth story very obviously plays up the risk and drama. Placental abruption can be mild to severe and catastrophic. Always dangerous and concerning, of course. But if it was the near-death for both mom and baby that she portrays it as, she would have been under general anesthesia (asleep) for surgery. They would not have taken the time to give regional anesthesia (spinal, epidural). In that case, no memories of the birth, no hubby in the OR, no pic of the new family smiling with mom under the drapes. And if baby had needed extensive resuscitation or a blood transfusion, she would have gone to the NICU. And Apgar scores aren't predictive of brain damage, just a snapshot of the baby's condition at 1 minute and 5 minutes of life (and every 5 minutes if needed). So Apgars of 4 and 9 depict a baby who needed some stimulation or even ventilation to overcome secondary apnea, but who was FINE by 5 minutes after birth. No NICU admission for a blood transfusion, fluids to correct acidosis, or even observation.

So scary, terrifying, traumatic? Absolutely! But a miracle survival, not really. I wish people could just be grateful for medical technology and their good health, instead of trying to make every complication they survived into a miracle story that makes them speshul snowflakes. Just tell the story how it happened without embellishing. It was scary and awful enough.

Not a reader of their blog, just a GOMI reader with a pet peeve about overblown medical drama.

YES. I'm an L&D nurse too….and that's the first thing I thought when I read her post. If it was truly a STAT section, she would've been put under a GA! The fact that she got an epidural meant they knew they had time. No OB would give the time for a spinal if the mother and baby's life was truly at risk. And yes…the apgar thing too…if the baby didn't go to NICU, it definitely wasn't a really terrible situation. Scary – most definitely. But she totally played it up for a good story. 

January 19, 2016
9:03 pm
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Thigh Gap Level: Pumpkin
Hamcat
Meows: 74
Snarking Since:
February 20, 2014

Did anyone know people on the internet can be crazy?!?!? FRONT PAGE NEWS!

 

Cry me a river. You made choices. Those choices were lousy ones. Wahhhhh. Your famew***e dreams came true, you made so much more than your old salaries (how many times was that mentioned?!?!) and now you guys get to sit around and sell heirloom tables. So hard.

January 19, 2016
9:12 pm
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GodsMonroeInvestmentProperty
Feline Porklord
Meows: 3435
Snarking Since:
January 29, 2014

I dunno. I thought it was probably the most accurate portrayal of Sherry we've seen in a while. Much less vapid and shrill in real life, more just insecure and standoff-ish.

(I didnt really need to be reminded of how much money they raked in, though… #notbitter)

January 20, 2016
9:34 am
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gofundmycat
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 711
Snarking Since:
December 10, 2014

I read her birth story and it was just way over the top and overly dramatic.  I had a c-section before it became an emergency  b/c of failure to progress and baby being in distress.  The Dr made the call before there was a need to run down the hall to the OR.  Also my husband wasn't let in until it was time to begin just like all normal c-sections.  If her's had been such an OMG Emergency he wouldn't have been in there and like said above she wouldn't have had an epidural.  My eyes roll so hard at her story.  They both knew what they were doing in regards to the blog and it's not our fault that she couldn't be present on field trips with her child, learn to put the phone down lady.  She is/was way to invested in the comments and he should have disabled the comments.  But then what would Sher do? 



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