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Hey Natalie Jean Is Moving Back To Idaho

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Hey Natalie Jean, has a loft in Brooklyn, is apparently leaving Brooklyn.

Moscow.
The Holbrooks are moving back to Moscow, Idaho.
BECAUSE THAT IS JUST HOW THE UNIVERSE LIKES TO PLAY ME

In a totally believable statement she claims she is “giddy with excitement” right after opining that “Brooklyn I am not done with you!…Tub? Are you going to sit there and let this happen?” Natalie goes on to say she is “soooo getting chickens this time” and “a goat!!!!!!!”

Since about 95% of her online persona/identity is wrapped up in her omgbrooklynloft and being a Brooklyn hipster creative I look forward to seeing what persona she takes on after her move.




  1. cold a sac

    Someone left this message on instagram:to wives who create kick a husbands with support and love. You're making a good name for us little trophy wives who send them off with a kiss to make all their dreams come true. And then make their dreams our dreams. Because. Marriage. Good luck with everything!!

    Is this for real? Do people really make their husbands f**king dream their own?

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    • LaverneandHurling

      Not this wife but then again I don't refer to myself as a "trophy wife" so who the f**k knows what goes on in these people's lives.

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    • herpderpsnarf

      Is that even English?

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      • veryfunbags

        I have read it like 17 times and still don't understand what it is saying.

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    • The Mr. Beaumont

      I know a lot of Mormon wives who do/did. It's very sad.

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    • Type A [load of bollocks]

      In some very traditional societies, yes. If their husband does well, they get to live a comfortable life. Except, you know, they don't go around bragging about it and calling themselves "little trophy wives" like their entire life is set in a trashy romance novel. It's less "because marriage," more "I'm just too lazy and self-absorbed to get a f**king job and I'm home alone and drunk so let me just bash my head on the keyboard and hope a sentence comes out of it." (Because really, what the f**k is she saying in that first sentence?!?)

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      • Crowdgrifter

        Evangelicals/Mormons/Conservative religious people in general see a wife's job as being a helpmeet who produces babies and does whatever she can to support her husband's career, goals, and dreams. Not her goals and dreams, because the only ones she's allowed to have are about getting married and raising babies. And maybe a really nice house.

        Deciding what you both want as a couple and working to achieve it together is some kind of feminist modernist nonsense, apparently.

        If I had to guess, that comment is from a non-native English speaker who doesn't know the connotations of the phrase "trophy wife." Or it's gibberish.

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        • Blanket

          lolwut. sometimes the caricatures are funny even without the gifs.

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        • Capn Sassy

          Unemployed military wife here, you could call me a "trophy wife," though not by choice (stationed overseas, strict labor laws). I kind of understand the pseudo-motivating language about his-dreams-are-my-dreams and shizz. I left a career to come here with my husband because I truly believe living together is more important to our marriage than a dual income. His job is really hard and stressful, so with the sudden extra time on my hands I've been able to do a lot more for him than I was before (domestic stuff I used to hate because Feminism -- ironing, cooking, etc). Most of the time it's okay, but some days I just get fed up and have to remind myself that I made the choice to step back and make his career a priority. Our situation is just for a year, so maybe that makes it easier to find joy in it.

          On the other hand, I have time to focus on several other self-improvement goals that I've ignored for the past decade or so. I'm learning a new language, writing a journal and traveling a lot. These things are just as critical to my sanity here as my attitude -- I'd feel *completely* worthless as a human being if I was just a prop in someone else's life.

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          • Sweetie Darling

            ^^The way I see it is that you made a decision based on circumstances, knowing that it is temporary. When his assignment is over, you'll come back to the States and re-assess what is best for you both.
            Also, thanks to him for his service.

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            • Type A [load of bollocks]

              I agree. Plus, Capn Sassy, I think the ability to decide what you want to do with your life (even if it's domestic stuff) is empowering in its own right. I certainly wouldn't place you in the same light as self-proclaimed "trophy wives" because you're actively finding ways to occupy yourself instead of typing ridiculous shit on instagram.

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        • professor of kinfolk

          So does that mean in the mormon community that Derp is the trophy wife to Teacup?

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      • Staged and Confused

        It took me a while, but I think she's trying to say "to wives that create kick ass husbands. . . " in tee hee trophy wife-ese.

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        • Sarah Ate Two Tacos But I, Kath, Had Lots of Hose

          The expression "trophy wife" doesn't just mean a spouse who doesn't work outside the home. It means the much younger, gorgeous and docile wife of a powerful man who needs a way to show that he is virile and can pick from a variety of women.

          So Natalie isn't a trophy wife, the idiots on her gram probably aren't either and it doesn't sound like the military spouse ham is either.

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          • Staged and Confused

            I think they are complimenting themselves with the term. Like they're the super hot wifeliest of wives that their successful (thanks to them!) husbands can show off to their colleagues. They don't care about the actual meaning of the term, just the good-looking part.

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        • Type A [load of bollocks]

          You are a genius, thank you for translating! It still doesn't make much sense though because how exactly does one "create" a kick-ass husband? Is contact paper involved? What was he like before she "loved and supported" him, if not kick-ass?

          Maybe I'm the problem because who expects people like that to make sense anyway?

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    • boredbeyondbelief

      Huh, now that you mention it, I suppose I did take on my husband's dream of a National Championship title for the Huskers when we got married......does that make me a trophy wife?

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  2. not a gift

    What?! Her parents don't live there, do they? Why Idaho?

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    • Enoughready

      Her parents live in Portland, OR. She has lived in Moscow, ID in the past. I believe she and Brandon met when going to the branch of BYU in Idaho. Unsure which school but Brandon's new teaching job is at a university in Idaho.

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      • not a gift

        Thanks. Wow I didn't know he was a teacher, thought he was a lawyer. Or maybe this is his first teaching gig?

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        • Enoughready

          Yep, he's worked as a tax attorney since finishing with his own education and this will be his first role as an educator.

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          • bitch in residence

            U of I has a pretty good law school, so I imagine he might be teaching in that department?

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  3. brave + true is what

    Of all the shitty colleges across the country that he could have taught in that were in actual cities/towns/more interesting states, how did he pick that one?

    I think she's probably hoping he does grow into a decent professor and can transfer somewhere cooler down the line, but I don't know how realistic that idea is since he doesn't have a PhD.

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    • Mellie

      Academia is rough! A lot of friends of mine from undergrad went right on to get PhDs and are just discovering now how few professor jobs there are relative to the number of PhD graduates every year. You just have to take what you're given, and very often it's a part time teaching job (<$24k a year) without benefits in a small town. I also know some people who married other folks in their doctorate programs and to stay together, usually they have to make that salary work for two people.

      A lot of programs are eager to bring in people with real world experience - be they MFA programs, business programs, etc. since most academics, brilliant as they are, don't have any work experience beyond studying/teaching/research.

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      • Pantaloons!!!

        If he has a JD then he could be teaching at a law school. So he technically is qualified.

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      • Delusions of Adequacy

        <$24K a year? Oh no! How will Nat be able to afford sac dresses, Frawnch underwear, and other totally necessary items?

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      • AlbieQuirky

        Strangles has a CPA, an MBA, and a JD, doesn't he? Those are pretty much terminal degrees for teaching tax law. Some tax profs have LLMs or Ph.Ds in economics, but I don't think it's the norm.

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        • Your Tampa is Showing

          I only read about this blog on the front page. Is he the dog strangler?

          I just looked at his Linked In. He does have a Tax LL.M. I don't think you can really teach tax law without one anymore. Hell, it's difficult to practice tax law without one anymore, if you're planning to work for a good firm.

          Source: I have a Tax LL.M. I'm fun at parties, I promise!

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          • AlbieQuirky

            Thank you for the correction! I was outdated, I guess.

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        • ohhellsno

          If he is a full professor and teaches law at the U of I, he will likely earn in the ballpark of $100K.

          Strangles has an LLM, as well. IIRC, his post-J.D. LLM was the reason for their move to NYC so that he could attend NYU's LLM (plus, Rat told him that's where she always dreamed of living back when they were dating).

          I highly doubt he'll be leaving a NY corporate firm's salary in order to teach anything but law. Law School professors typically earn well into the 6 figures and have a pretty easy/sweet gig. Of course, the U of I will be at the very lowest end of the pay range, but Strangles has a history of starting his career and educational endeavors in "small ponds" and moving up to bigger ones as he moves upwards. Undergrad degree at WSU and law at U of I (both affordable and really easy to get-into schools) before moving on up to NYU for LLM (which, it should be noted, is muuch easier to gain acceptance into than for their actual J.D. program).

          I bet he will start off in Idaho, at his alma mater, and eventually transition to a better school---BYU would be an especially easy move for him (also one of his alma maters).

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          • RealLiveScientist

            You can't just get hired into a full professor position with no academic experience, unless something crazy is happening (for profit school or some bullshit). He will probably be either an assistant professor (if it's tenure track) or most likely some sort of visiting position, instructor, or adjunct (terminal contract positions as opposed to tenure). If it's tenure track, it's reasonable that he might make $65,000 if it's outside the law school, maybe up to $80,000 in a law school. The contract positions would be half those numbers.

            To me, the tone of her post implies some sort of "end date" to their move, which I think means a contract position instead of a tenure track position.

            I really hope it's in a law school, because if someone without a PhD is getting hired over the wide range of folks with PhDs desperate for jobs these days, I'd be pissed. The academic job market is SHIT and has been for years now. I'm a professor at a large East Coast university (tenured! living the dream!) and I discourage most students from grad school if their dream is to be a professor and tell my grad students to seriously consider non-academic jobs.

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        • Polyester Sweatshop Schemes

          I don't care what his degree is, anyone who'd strangle a dog is a psychopath. Which, come to think of it, might make them perfect for each other- but will hopefully make that teaching career mercifully (for the students) short.

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      • The Aqueduct

        The <24k situation is really just for adjuncts, who make up the majority of college teaching positions at this point. For a full-time professor at a 4 year university, he would be making quite a bit more than that (but did she say he HAD a job, or he just WANTS to do this? Unclear.) And his degrees and professional experience are pretty good, so he would probably not have trouble landing a professorship in Idaho.

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        • A Real See You Next Tuesday

          If he is just now getting the nod for the job, there is almost no way in hell this is a full time tenure track gig. Those job searches wrapped up in the spring.

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          • Sister Friend

            This. july/august is adjunct hiring season.

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            • AlbieQuirky

              He went there, though. Often, last-minute full-time hires ("folding chairs" rather than tenure track) get made through connections.

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          • RealLiveScientist

            Yup. It's almost certainly some sort of short-term contract. It might be a "visiting assistant professor" or "instructor" position, which is slightly higher on the ladder than adjuncts. But paid pretty much the same.

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        • The Mr. Beaumont

          I work full-time as an adjunct (have a masters and almost finished with the doctorate) and make around $25K. My husband is a full-time visiting lecturer and makes $30K plus benefits. Basically, if you aren't in a tenure-track position you get screwed. But if you're tenure-track you could make decent money, it's different from university to university and department to department. The law school at Univ of Idaho is one of their "bragging rights" schools (because lolyers are prestigious or something) so if he's tenure-track he could be starting out at an okay salary and it will build to a really decent. one.

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          • FallenSisterWitch

            Concur.

            No decent law school is going to hire someone as a FT prof without prior teaching experience.

            I taught college law courses post law school (con law, business law, etc.) as an adjunct and was not considered eligible for a tenured professorship until after I'd taught for awhile.

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          • Slutty Catbanger

            Yeah, it's not tenure track if he got hired this late, though.

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    • #bubbagrind

      I have a law professor in the family and grew up in ID, so I know a decent amount about the field. University of Idaho is not a top school, but it is a decent program. It's also the only fully accredited law school in state, and almost all of the top lawyers and judges in the state are UofI grads. Being a law professor is good money. If he gets tenure, he could eventually make $100k+ a year which is CRAZY money in that part of Idaho. Not a WK for the strangles family, but a WK for the profession..

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    • bitch in residence

      Hey now, don't diss on Moscow. It's a pretty cool little town and the U of I law school isn't half bad. It's no Brooklyn though.

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  4. Delusions of Adequacy

    I think Strangles was getting way too stressed out at his Tax Attorney job and found that he's much more interested in the academic side of things. I'm amazed that they are actually doing something that is all about him for a change because he has had zero presence on her blog and everything is about her.

    It will be interesting to see how this turns out. As to why he "chose" that particular university, I figure he just has history there and it was a good fit for him and a good opportunity for him. Big question now is whether or not Henry will get to be an actual person or if he will remain the Orko to his mother's He-man.

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  5. Evil Willow

    Oh, good lord. I lived in Moscow for a few months as a child, and then several years on the outskirts, and then returned to the area for college across the state line and it is not all "chickens and goats."

    Yes, it is a small town and obviously more rural in nature than Brooklyn, but it is also a university town, with another (Pac12) university 8 miles away. They get concerts and shows and have one of the best public libraries imaginable for a town that size.

    I will admit that the shopping is not great, but Spokane is about an hour and half north, the Tri-Cities (where I live) is a couple of hours south, and Seattle and Portland are just a few hours' drive west. It is not the wilds of Outer Mongolia.

    ETA: the above directed at Natalie, not the posters above me, whose comments posted while I was writing mine.

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    • That's all very grand, but the fact is most of her blogger/gram identity and appeal is the fact that she lives in that big loft in Brooklyn. And it's been proven by many almost-famous bloggers (Messica comes to mind) that leaving NYC is basically the beginning of the end for their online 'success'.

      I'm sure the Moscow Idaho area is the Paris of the Potato State, but nobody is going to care about some mid-30s mom in Idaho posting about her Costco trips. Sorry but that's just the truth. This move is a death knell for her 'career'. She can chicken and goat and homestead it up all she wants, but her popularity over the past two years has been almost completely about her New York City hipster mommy persona. Without that I doubt she's going to hold a lot of interest for her main demo of late teen/early 20s searching for aspirational shit crowd.

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      • Beret Full of Fail

        "the Paris of the Potato State"

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        • FrancoisD

          Moscow is a pretty cool town. And that entire part of Idaho is gorgeous. But Coeur d'Alene is the Paris of the Potato State.

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          • ohhellsno

            Couer d'Alene is better for sure.

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            • Polyester Sweatshop Schemes

              Sounds more Frawnch for sure!

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          • TINA bring me the axe

            I thought Coeur d'Alene was full of white supremacists?

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            • Sparkly Crystal Chandler

              They only bother you if your name rhymes with Bachel Tolezal.

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            • jpa

              Coeur d'Alene and (everywhere I've been in Idaho) is scary conservative. I've legit seen hotels/motels with signs stating they won't rent to a couple without proof of marriage.
              It is pretty though!

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              • bitch in residence

                I call b.s. Who hauls around their marriage license while traveling?

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              • TofuttiKlein

                Ugh. Idaho is conservative, sure, but the constant imagery of us all being backwoods bumf**ks is tired.

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            • RealLiveScientist

              I thought that was implied by "Idaho."

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          • Ridiculicious

            She really should have chosen to live in Coeur d'Alene because frawnch.

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        • Busted Coccyx Club

          Ex-f**king-cuse me. The Paris of the Potato State is Boise. It even has a Frawnch name. 4d20e56a2d41ae8b6b426c523bd47725.jpg

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          • #bubbagrind

            This boise-grown cat agrees with you.

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            • Cockahoop

              Aw, Ida-hos represent! I love Boise even though I haven't lived there in years. I'd move back in a hot second if I thought I could get a job.

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          • Urethra Franklin

            HAHA ILY <3

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        • joydivider21

          perfection.

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        • Meowmers

          Am I the only Idahoan who knows that there is an actual Paris, Idaho? It's a thriving metropolis of 500.

          ETA: Should have kept reading. Of course another potato ham posted this!

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      • cold a sac

        Will be interesting to see if she walks non-stop around some boring as f**k suburban neighborhood, campus, whatever. Bye Bye Nat the Fat Rat!

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      • Evil Willow

        Yeah, good points PP - I don't read her at all, so I wasn't thinking of it in terms of how it affects her blog, and in fact, I couldn't give two rips whether anyone wants to read her before OR after the move. I just object to her snotty, condescending (IMO) "oh boy now I'm going to be a farm girl" characterization of the area.

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        • Ah, gotcha. I try to not be some Brooklyn asshole who is all 'if it's not NYC it's bumf**k' but there's just too much evidence that bloggers living in NYC/LA just do way, way better than those who live in, sorry to say it, 'flyover' areas. And it has everything to do with fairly instant/easy access to the opportunities in those metro areas.

          I don't mean to disparage small towns or any specific areas of the US. But it's hard to argue against the fact that being out in what NYC/LA considers 'the sticks' DOES hurt your chances of really hitting it big or continuing your popularity. That's why so many bloggers are moving to NYC or Nashville or LA.

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          • flea circus

            I can see why. I live in bumf**k and I bore myself. No way I could maintain a blog worthy existence, nor would I want to read about it. It would be like this: I saw a herd of cows today, here's a photo. Riveting stuff.

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            • Mockingbored

              She's totally going to 'gram cows.

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          • Scaggsed

            Idaho is boring. She might be able to continue being hipster enough if she lived in the Boise North End, maybe. But you can only read about someone's trip to a farmers market/brewery/basque bar/park/etc so many times. Outside of summer she'd be out of luck for anything interesting.

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      • Vodka Utahnic

        Excuse you, the Paris of the Potato State is... Paris, Idaho. They have a tabernacle, several shitty "antique" stores, and a population of over 500. Utahns head there to buy scratchers, Powerball tickets, and high-point beer. A true cosmopolitan metropolis!

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        • FrancoisD

          I forgot about Paris, ID. They have antique shops now? That's progress.

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          • Vodka Utahnic

            Well, "antiques" - ain't exactly Tiffany lamps and pre-Revolutionary furniture. But maybe a nice platter from someone's Meemaw's basement.

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        • Sister Friend

          Geezus - apparently Idaho is made of Paris- like towns. Who knew!

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          • Flasè Dah

            But where is the Moulin Rouge?

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        • Urethra Franklin

          What a time to be alive!

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      • Sleeve Kitty

        My first thought when reading the title was: "well, this is going to go the same way as messica...good luck with that!!"

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    • scarletbegonia

      Wait, close to the Tri-Cities? Now I'm hoping for a Raven/Natalie summit meeting, possibly in the form of a drunken beatdown in the ladies room of Raven's country club.

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      • Evil Willow

        Ok, you've got me intrigued - who is Raven? Which country club?

        Regardless, it's not THAT close that they would likely cross paths accidentally ... it's ~150 miles, at least half on twisty two-lane roads. Can be done in 2-2.5 hours but doubt many people just pop down here from Moscow for dinner.

        Golf and wine tasting tours are a major draw though, so you never know!!!

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        • scarletbegonia

          Don't Quote the Raven is the blog. She's been boring for forever, but she had a good run as a simultaneously annoying and amusing anti-feminist moron. She does chill out at her local country club, but she's extremely trashy. Although Raven and Natalie are equally vapid, in a confrontation between the two, my monies on the hard-drinking redneck.

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          • Evil Willow

            Holy cow, I have totally gone down the rabbit hole! Fortunately, I don't know her personally - from her bday on Facebook, it looks like she's about 12 years younger than me - but we do have some mutual Fbook friends. And I recognize other people in her blog posts that I know but am not friends with. So weird to see boating/river/bridge pics that look so familiar, I've never seen our community blogged about before! Will definitely be on the lookout for her in the future, LOL.

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      • Rich Loser with Teeth and Shoes

        Ooooh, what about Shasta Anne?!

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        • Sarah Ate Two Tacos But I, Kath, Had Lots of Hose

          Omg, Natalie + Shasta Anne! Yes, this would be worth the price of admission.

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    • FattyMagoo

      Yeah, it's not all chicken and goats. Who could forget the action-packed cows and wheat fields?

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    • Hot_Ham_Water

      Fellow WSU alum? As a panhandle resident, I don't want her in my almost-neighborhood.

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    • Scaggsed

      She could document the Bovill run for the entire nation! Except I think she might be mormon, who wants a dry Bovill run?

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      • TofuttiKlein

        Ah, the Bovill Run. I'm loving all of these Palouse memories...
        Can't wait for the tubs at the Corner Club. Oh, wait..what ARE they going to do in Moscow if you don't drink?

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  6. #petmommywars

    She wants chickens and a goat? Really? After her charming dog strangling husband story, I seriously hope she gets no animals. EVER!

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    • Formerly Princess/Currently Feminist Ladycoder

      Um... what? Not familiar with this blogger and her husband. You mean he actually strangled a dog? Like Kevin Spacey in the opening scene of House of Cards?

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  7. cold a sac

    Do we believe her enthusiasm, hams? Or was more crying involved?

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    • in soviet russia dog strangles you

      No f**king way does Natalie Holbrook want to live in Idaho.

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    • scarletbegonia

      No, I remember an old post from her first Idaho-go-round, where she was absolutely crushed about moving there, like it was her Elba. If she's truly giving it a shot and keeping a positive attitude because it's the best thing for Strangle's career dreams or general state of mind, good for her being all mature and making compromises.

      There's also the chance she's willing to abandon her New York persona because she hasn't been crowned Tyrant Queen Trendsetter of All Brooklyn yet.

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      • Rico Swavek

        Her Elba!

        OMG, I'm going to spend all day giggling about that.

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        • Robert Poste's Child

          I swear I spend half my time here googling the interesting & witty shit you guys reference in your posts (e.g. Mrs. Jellyby). No luck with the google about Elba. A Mediterranean island? Please explain, SSSF.

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          • Ah Wilderness

            Napoleon was exiled there.

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            • Able was I...

              'Ere I saw Elba.

              The first palindrome phrase I ever learned! :)

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              • Fancy Eleganza

                Able was I ere I saw Elba.

                Twee was me ere I moved to Ida-hee.

                Not a palindrome, but appropriate nonetheless.

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              • Robert Poste's Child

                Thanks for helping me further my education, hams. I love hanging out here and learning.

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  8. sunyourbuns

    I'm excited to see what she'll morph into this time. Pseudo-academic? Crunchy earth mother homestead homeschooler? Wanna be sorority girl? There are so many good options.

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    • #petmommywars

      I predict New York City hipster mommy, surviving living in such a rural setting for her husbands work, because such a #greatwife

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      • Hipster Pioneer Woman here we come.

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        • #petmommywars

          sorry guys WAY too much time on my hands....
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          • #petmommywars

            holy huge...try again
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        • ohhellsno

          THIS!

          Cue longwinded posts about searching for the "just right" twee name for each goat, chicken, etc. they get and then finally finding divine inspiration and "just knowing" that he/she should be named Finn! (or something along those tired-assed lines) because, well, he just IS Finn. And how could he be named anything else but his name?

          Also, posts "authored" by these future twee-named animals.

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          • NewAgain

            Yeah, I would actually be TOTALLY interested in following a blog written by somebody learning to raise goats and chickens and farm, but if it's going to serve as nothing but fodder for photo-ops, no.

            Educational and enlightening and worth my time= yes.

            Background for fashion shoots and cutsie-pootsie pictures of kids frolicking with animals= nope.

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        • Delusions of Adequacy

          Not unless she is going to discard all those vintage summer dresses she yammared about in her post and decides to make her own.

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      • AlbieQuirky

        "Green Acres" but with denim rompers instead of glittery Oleg Cassini peignoirs.

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    • Brianna

      I'm betting on some kind of curated hipster 'homesteader light' with lots of 'natural foods' and 'locavore' and maybe gardening. Raving about knowing the chickens her eggs come from, maybe getting one of those trendy prefab coops for a series of adorable 'Huck and his chickens' photoshoots.

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      • Fancy Eleganza

        Chickens are tasty.

        "How can we make it die?"
        -- Withnail and I

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        • crispenclean

          "I want something's flesh!"

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    • The Mr. Beaumont

      I wonder if she'll start to become Mormon again....

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      • happygoldfish

        This was my first thought and honestly I wonder if it's part of why they are moving there in the first place. Surely there are other universities he could work at... and it's not like Idaho is the only affordable place to live. They have lots of options... this entire move is suspicious to me. I think he wants to get back to her Mormon roots and I imagine she'll meet a few more ladies from the ward who she'll click with and then BAM back to conservative Mormonism.

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  9. in soviet russia dog strangles you

    BUT WHITE WALL, SHE'S LEAVING WHITE WALL, WHO WILL STAND IN FRONT OF WHITE WALL NOW

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    • Shrug Bitch

      WHERES WHITE WALL

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    • c

      omg ot but your username. is that because of strangles or something else?

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  10. Pantaloons!!!

    OK. Here's the thing. I am also a professor's wife and work in a university, and academic hiring has a cycle. A very specific calendar of when things happen. Job announcements start appearing in September-ish, and peak around Jan-Feb. All the hiring is done and wrapped up by April-May, or June if it was a really long and convoluted search. This leads me to think the following:

    1. They must have known for a while. This isn't something that you just apply for and get hired the next week. Especially if it's a tenure track job. Academic searches take MONTHS.

    or

    2. It's an adjunct gig, filling up last-minute for someone who got a job and bailed at the end of the cycle (it happens, and it is the only way these jobs get filled so quickly, they need someone qualified enough that can jump in, start teaching in the fall, and slide right in without the extra red tape that a regular search would entail).

    So Nat must have known for a while since I doubt Professor Strangles would uproot and move from omgbrooklyn for a temp gig at teaching.

    Thoughts?

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    • bunk

      A lot of the comments on Instagram are people saying, "I can't believe I kept your secret!" or something to that end. Guessing they've known for ages. I'd even guess that the European "book tour" was a consolation prize for her having to leave Brooklyn.

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    • brightly colored vag huggers

      this button!

      I'm an academic ham who is about to start a tenure track job. You are right about the cycle, I was applying to jobs for this coming school year way back in September/October 2014 and went on campus interviews in December/January/February of 2015. I accepted a position in February, so I've known for months that I was moving.

      So either they have known for a while OR this is an adjunct gig. I have heard of people snagging really last minute TT jobs but it doesn't happen to often. It could also be a visiting assistant professor gig. Those are usually 1-3 years in length and could be why she isn't "done" with Brooklyn yet.

      who knows.

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    • A Real See You Next Tuesday

      Agreed 100%.

      I posted something similar above before reading this.

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    • #bubbagrind

      Agree. I highly HIGHLY doubt they would move the family cross-country for an adjunct gig. I'm pretty sure their moving costs are going to be higher than what he would make in a year adjunct-ing. They are crazy, but they're not that cray.

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    • Cake of Whatevs

      This to this. I'm a forner professor. The one time in 20 years we advertised for and recruited a tenured position any later than the end of May was when a colleague dropped dead in early June. Even then, it was touch and go whether we waited another semester to recruit. That's pretty standard, if not universal.

      Either she knew weeks and weeks ago, or he's taking an adjunct position.

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    • Robert Poste's Child

      I think Bratalie knew about the move and that the move/transition is what her second book is about. The unwashed hair, whining about bullies, and lack of mention about her hubs- were they all symptoms of a sort of situational depression about her hubs' progress towards being hired?
      Just when I was thinking about feeling sorry for Bratalie, we find out that she is FINE and has just simply been throwing a little hissy fit about moving. Ugh.
      PP is spot on about "hipster Pioneer Woman" as her new persona. BINGO. Instead of "Black Heels and Tractor Wheels", her title of her second will be... Hams, any thoughts?

      I can see the Tagline: From NYC to Paris to Moscow? I predict that overalls will made a sad appearance.

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  11. Beret Full of Fail

    How much of this was Brandon wanting to go into academia instead of continuing down his current career path, and how much of it was Brandon looking for a way to save his marriage/wife's sanity by dragging her out to a more stable environment where she wouldn't have to manically selfie and thigh-gap around Brooklyn trying to one-up the Tazas?

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    • FertileDerp

      Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner.

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  12. Mockingbored

    Yikes. Which will last longer, her marriage or her blog? scratchchin.gif

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    • If blogger history has taught us anything it's that marriages may end, but online validation is forever.

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      • FrancoisD

        "Marriages end, but online validation lives forever" might be the most insightful observation of blogger personalities I've ever read.

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    • in soviet russia dog strangles you

      Both seem to be on life support, but the blog gives her attention.

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  13. Mexican Scoop

    Kinfolking intensifies!

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