Lifestyle Blogging

Hey Natalie Jean Not Really Surprised By Move

Hey Natalie Jean, moving to Idaho, is already changing the narrative on the big event. She originally implied the decision had been sprung on her shortly before she announced the news.

…the Holbrooks are moving. Real fast like. Because that is my Brandon’s way. Advance notice is not something redheads seem to excel at much.

She now says she’s known for like ever but didn’t say anything so her husband could, I guess, quit his job on his own timeline.

Brandon’s had this offer in his back pocket for just over two months. As in, who knew I could keep a secret this long?!

Their apartment was put back on the market a week ago so I guess the big move is happening before August.  But who cares about any of this??!! I want to see which fangirl moves into her omgloft and starts squeeing all over instagram about it, and what persona HNJ settles on once she’s out west. Maybe she’ll swap Anne Shirley for Caddie Woodlawn? Maybe she’ll go Katie Granju chicken farmer? What is she going to do with all those stress inducing rugs?

Am I really the only person who thinks this is the only interesting thing she has done in forever? It should at least be as fun to watch as Jordan Reid’s big move and new persona.




  1. Jinxy

    She's always back-peddling.

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • Delusions of Adequacy

      HNJ Incorporated: How to rewrite history and pretend like shit never happened.

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  2. redacted

    Maybe she'll seem like a trendsetter in Idaho, instead of being roughly two years behind trend in NYC. Who knows, her Stan Smith baskets could be the talk of the town! Mom jeans, sack dresses - they'll be all the rage. The fine people of Idaho are wondering - what WOULD Kathleen Kelly do??!

    Also, there's a place called "Mr. Leon's School of Hair Design" in Moscow. (What? I'm nosy, I had to google to see just how podunk this place is.) Maybe she too can be a "visiting professor" instead of a "professor's wife". She could teach the no poo technique of never ever washing your hair, the pros and cons of dry shampoo, and how to do a homesizzle FRENCH braid. The world is truly her oyster.

    THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


    • Flapping Meat Tent

      As someone who lives in Boise....

      You're spot on.

      We do have a pretty fly laundromat here now though. Like, triple loader (coincidentally, that was my nickname in high school).

      THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


      • Delusions of Adequacy

        Is that where your user name Flapping Meat Tent came from? Your high school nickname? Sorry, I had to walk through that open door. :)

        THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


    • Samantha Practices Portion Control

      I got a pedicure at Mr. Leon's for a wedding I was in back in college! We asked the manicurist where Mr. Leon was and she said "Dead."

      THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


  3. Team Ty and Renata

    I.....kind of want to visit Mr. Leon's School of Hair Design now.

    THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


    • 100PercentOrganicTrollTears

      ^^^^
      ditto

      THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


  4. hashtag

    I can't wait to see who she becomes in Idaho. How far is Moscow from Bloomington? Maybe she and Messi can meet up + commiserate over Cadinal Spirits on the trials and triumphs of being a Big City celebrity in small town, USA.

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • tvsociety

      There was a time when she was (at least on GOMI and at least compared to Taza) regarded as the thinking person's mormon mommy blogger so maybe she will recapture some of that in a college town as a professor's wife? Maybe she will even teach since apparently (ala Messi) big state schools in the mid/west are willing to hire adjuncts without advanced degrees?

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


      • hashtag

        what's she going to teach? Biology? Public Relations? Basket weaving and shaping?
        Oh, I know. She can bring those instagram styling classes to the midwest! Start a local creative group for the flyover states!

        THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


        • beehive state of mind

          Native Idahoan here- Idaho is in the Pacific Northwest. Iowa is in the midwest. Two totally different states. (Sorry... one downside to being from a state that is frequently confused with both Iowa and Ohio: we all take it personally and can't help correcting geographic flubs)

          THIS! (0)  NOPE! (1)


          • bless your little heart

            THANK YOU FOR THIS. It's been driving me crazy all week that people keep saying Idaho is in the Midwest.

            THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


            • beehive state of mind

              You're welcome! I'm one of many self-appointed defenders of the great state of Idaho. I am literally incapable of letting people call it the midwest. Not that there's anything wrong with the midwest, it's just not where Idaho happens to be located. :)

              THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


            • Cockahoop

              +1

              THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


            • pikaboo27

              I once had someone from Pittsburgh insist to me that Pennsylvania is in New England.

              Her: "You don't understand since you didn't grow up in New England"
              Me: "Umm...Pennsylvania is a Mid-Atlantic state."
              Her: "No, it's in New England. You only think that because you grew up in California."
              Me: "No, I think that because I can read a map."

              Neither of us was able to convince the other.

              THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


              • polynomialpurebred

                Philly girl backing you up on the mid-atlantic. And I went to school in western pa, your Pgh friend's assessment is an anomaly.

                THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


            • enoughalready

              SAME. I live in Oregon and I've been like "You guys. Idaho is RIGHT THERE."

              THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


              • Smooshed Macaroons

                Not going to lie, as an Oregonian I kind of look down on Idaho. But even I recognize it as part of the PNW (the only good part of the country to live in, I say).

                THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


          • tvsociety

            I know it's PNW which is why I did a slash between mid and west (since Messi is solidly mid but Idaho is too far west to be mid). Still, apologies for lumping them together for brevity's sake.

            I have no clue what she could teach and was being sarcastic but maybe she could spin her author credential and blog experience to adjunct for a creative nonfiction writing class? Many universities are offering classes on blogging too.

            THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


            • beehive state of mind

              Yeah, I caught your slash- and appreciate it! It was more a comment toward Hashtag and a general clarification, since these posts the past few days have stirred up some geographic confusion.

              I lived in South Carolina for a few years in elementary school, and I will never forget a friend's grandma asking where I was from because I didn't have a drawl. When I said Idaho, she asked, "Is that in North or South Carolina?" Geography could probably use a little more attention in schools!

              THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


              • SugarBombs

                In grandmas's defense, there might be a town named Idaho in the Carolinas.

                When we moved from Delaware (the state) to Ohio many people thought we were from Delaware, Ohio.

                THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


              • Delusions of Adequacy

                Can't reply to you directly SugarBombs but I spent my childhood traveling and having people ask me if Delaware was a city in OH! Then I moved to Ohio and ended up working in Delaware County. To be fair, OH has counties that are cities in a lot of other places (Lancaster, Newark, Baltimore come to mind)

                THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


          • Delusions of Adequacy

            I'm from Delaware. I am still amazed, to this day, how many people don't know that it is a state or have any idea where it is located.

            THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


          • hashtag

            oh man, I'm sorry. Thanks for making the distinction! That's gotta be irritating.
            I learned something new that I should have learned in grade school today!

            THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • #bubbagrind

      I can't tell if you are kidding or really bad at geography. Bloomington is an 11 hour drive from Brooklyn or a 30 hour drive from Moscow. I will never understand why everyone thinks Idaho is in the midwest.

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


      • hashtag

        yeah, both. I'm exaggerating their proximity to one another, but I was more making the point that both moved from Brooklyn to inland states/ towns that are decidedly NOT style/fashion meccas. I'm aware they're not close. Hyperbole, you know?

        THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  5. 100PercentOrganicTrollTears

    Did anyone else have to read Caddie Woodlawn in fourth grade and then make a diorma depicting scene from the book? Catholic school flashback...

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • health goth

      I read Caddie Woodlawn in grade school and then decided I was going to change my name to Caddie. Without any warning, I started signing all of my assignments "Caddie." Sometimes, just to be fun, I would write it backwards "Eiddac." I have no idea how my teacher stood me.

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


      • burstpipes

        I hope to god she leaves Caddie Woodlawn alone. I loved Caddie and as an eight year old I wanted to BE her, too, health goth.

        My love for the book and character remain so pure, though, that I'd never dream of sullying them by making and using a What Would Caddie Woodlawn Do totebag.

        THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


        • 100PercentOrganicTrollTears

          I messaged my grade school BFF and Caddie Woodlawn diorama partner and we did the scene "where all the nuts spill out on the floor". She couldn't give me anymore details, but I had a good laugh about nuts all over the floor because deep down inside I'm still a 12 year old boy.

          THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


  6. JFA

    Must delurk to say, that pic of Jordarded. Except I really have no words or nothing to contribute except, "wow."

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • dildina

      I know, right? How can one human being contain so much redonkulousness?

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


      • JFA

        I really have no answers besides gaping vortex of need inside that must constantly be validated by internet strangers, and it gives me the sads. When will this chick's life be enough for her? I figure in a few more home sales and purchases and maybe she needs more denim cutoffs. I don't know.

        THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  7. lakeslakeslakes

    She should be Rachel Dolezal's publicist. She can back-pedal like nobody's business.

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  8. WHY do I have a picture in my head of Ratty backpedeling all the way to BFE? Sometimes it si the bucket bike, sometimes the other.

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  9. meeper

    Huh. I know plenty of people with naturally red hair who are adept at planning things and giving adequate notice when necessary. This isn't even a stereotype I've heard before.

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • hashtag

      what's her obsession with her husband's hair color? She acts like gingers are some exotic species.

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


      • meeper

        Maybe it's so she can claim bravery and/or specialness for being in an interracial marriage?

        THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • Snarkidoodle

      Soul-stealing? Check.
      Permasunburn? Check.
      Not giving advance notice? Wut?

      I've had plenty of ginger-shade thrown at me but this is new one. And it was all faux shade anyway cause it WAS planned and in his little ginger pocket the whole time. What a dumbass.

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


      • Delusions of Adequacy

        People with red hair feel pain more deeply (physical pain, like need more novacaine) than non red heads. I read that in a science article once and thought "that sucks".

        THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


        • beehive state of mind

          That is 100% true. It's a genetic difference that affects the way redheads metabolize things such as novacain or lidocaine. It can also be passed on from a redheaded parent to a non-redheaded child, like myself. Thanks to those same genetics, I'm frequently at the dermatologist and I require like 3x the normal amount of numbing agent when they cut something out. I wish I'd seen that article- I learned the hard way when I should have been totally numb but could feel every cut of the scalpel!

          THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


          • Delusions of Adequacy

            Oh, I believed it to be true but I didn't want to post with any sense of authority because I don't remember where I read it and it was freaking years ago.

            THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


            • Snarkidoodle

              It is true that we need more anesthetic but not necessary that we feel more pain. From personal experience, I absolutely require more novocain but I can't take a normal dose of painkillers or I get sick. My skin is ridiculously sensitive to cold - I break out in hives if I touch something frozen. And weirdly, I don't feel pinching pain - as in, you can pinch me till I bruise but it doesn't hurt.

              I do have a soul though. Also I am great at planning, in spite of what that idiot Fat Rat says.

              THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


          • enoughalready

            I've heard (from my redheaded friend who loves to research such things) that it can go one way or the other--there's a genetic difference that makes you less tolerant to pain, and there's a gene that does the opposite and makes you really indifferent to pain, and both can be attached to being a redhead. Interesting stuff.

            THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


      • Like Did Bacall

        Yeah, her statement is so bizarre. By her reasoning: all brunettes are immature, obsessed with claw foot tubs and selfies, don't wash their hair, have no real direction in life, and hate capital letters?

        THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • I've stopped liking Instagram pics of Gingers

      Gingers are the devil.

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • Curator of my Children's Privacy

      Come on guys. You know she's a "prodigious over exaggerator". *eye roll emoticon* The b***h has an excuse for everything.

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  10. professor of kinfolk

    Thank god. Brooklyn will finally become tolerable again with her absence.

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • Aggressively Stupid

      Sadly, there will still be plenty of people who consider "I live in Brooklyn" to be their defining trait, but the moron population has definitely gone down by two (I'm giving a pass to their kid, for now).

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  11. Kenneth Parcell's Donkey Fits

    no GIF can encapsulate the face I made when I saw that picture of Jordache. OMG. full body cringe

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  12. trashbreakfast

    They already found a house with, gasp, a chicken coop!

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


    • Delusions of Adequacy

      And APPLE green shutters!!!!! I don't know about you, but I had to change my Parisian underpantalloons when I read that.

      THIS! (1)  NOPE! (0)


    • AlbieQuirky

      Oh, f**k it all. I will start donating to the Poultry Liberation Front now.

      Though at least you're supposed to strangle chickens.

      THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


      • meeper

        It's because of twee DIY-minded people like this that the CDC was compelled to issue a warning against kissing chickens. They wouldn't do it unless their research into the salmonella outbreak revealed the trend.

        Real chicken farmers don't kiss their livestock.

        THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)


  13. Aggressively Stupid

    Seriously tho, Ratty straight up hates her husband, right? Her constant passive aggressive digs at him can only be because she can't stand his ass.

    THIS! (0)  NOPE! (0)




↑ Back to Top ↑