Friday, January 23, 2009

I admit nothing



Since people I know in real life read this blog (or at least humor me by saying they do when I tug on their sleeves), I will not admit to being familiar with "Jon & Kate Plus 8". However, if I had ever watched that show late at night when I couldn't sleep and my God it's fascinating hoooo boy what with all the sippy cups and the chaos and the nervous breakdowns peeking over the horizon... anyway... when I got an e-mail from steph saying this was their house, I might've been particularly happy about seeing the listing.

But it's driving me absolutely nuts that I can't read these notes.

Edit: OK, some of you think those are Bible verses. I say you're loony. If you had eight kids and a TV crew running around your house, would you need Bible verses to look at while you brushed your teeth? Heck no. You'd need much more practical reminders. I think, if I squint, I can just make out what they say:

- THE SCHOOL BUS COMES AT 7:45 AM

- MILK, BREAD, APPLES, TOILET PAPER

- OUR KIDS NAMES ARE: CARA, ALEXIS, COLIN, HUNTER, GATHERER, MANNY, MO, JACK

- FIRST BRA, THEN SHIRT

28 comments:

tinackp said...

I can tell that the notes are Bible verses. What? Time to read with 8 kids? And how clean is that listing? Nicest thing I've ever seen on here. I'm a little sad in my heart.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

The notes are probably Bible verses.

Jacqui said...

Third one down is definitely Proverbs 3:5. I'd bet the rest are similar.

Sharon said...

Yep, Bible verses. I've done the same on occasion; though I hope to erase the Expo marker off my kitchen window before I list my house. :P

Stacy said...

I was coming here to give that link to you! I think they are Bible verses. Not that I watch the show just to scream at Kate about how awful she is the whole time or anything.

Anonymous said...

OK, I think it's creepy that there's a note posted on the window that appears in the mirror but it is not on the window in the real dimension. I think that only happens when ghosts are involved?

Jennifer

Stuart said...

I just know that one of them says "Create Visualization Board".

Callisto said...

Bra *then* shirt? Oh man, I knew I was doing something wrong.

If this really is that house, then at least one of them is a Bible verse. I totally recognize that kitchen, and I clearly remember my mom and I trying to read the verses during one episode.

I mean, she was trying to read them. Because she watches it. I just happened to be on the same couch... looking at the same screen... Total coincidence.

Annie said...

I agree with Jacqui- third one down is Proverbs 3:5.

I can't figure out any of the rest though. . .

eireann said...

so totally jon & kate's house. i'm slightly ashamed to admit how addicted i am to that show.

Anonymous said...

I watch the show. They are bible verses. But I wonder why they'd leave the bible verses up for the realtor photos, but remove their dining table.

I think she does incredibly well for a person with 8 kids. A controlling person with 8 kids! I'd need bible verses tattooed on the insides of my eyelids if I had 8 kids, that's for sure!

-dq

Emily said...

She has mentioned on her show before that they have Bible Verses throughout the home.

The listing doesnt mentuion how much sq. ft. teh house is though.

And at least they took down the stage lighting.

Jill said...

That is so their house! And it's SO weird to see it listed like that! You can actually feel the whole building breathing a sigh of relief -- finally, some peace and quiet!

Katherine said...

I called in my sister--the World's Biggest J&KP8 Fan Under 12--and she is positive they are Bible verses, too.

On the occasions I've seen the show, the kitchen cabinetry also has verses on it.

gossip said...

I got really excited when I first saw this picture. Before reading the commentary, I thought it was a Passive Aggressive Notes cross-over post.

(http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/)

It still is in my mind.

Sara said...

Oh man, I would love to do a tie-in with Passive Aggressive Notes. If only I could tie in Cake Wrecks and You Suck at Craigslist, too, it would be a wonderful festival of snark...

Melanie said...

WHAAAAAAA HA HA HA HAAAAA!!! LOVE your note speculation! heh heh

Lynette said...

I thought this listing might show up here. :)

Why the heck would the realtor not remove those notes? Are they using the "celebrity" factor here? "House comes complete with Kate's sticky notes!"

Two pics of the laundry room and none of the front of the house. GWOP bloggers saying the asking price is way too high for the area.

Heather said...

My only question is how are they going to pay for all that therapy in a few years?

Freud: So you say you were followed by a camera crew everywhere you went as a child. How did that make you feel.

One of the Eight: -sob- It felt wonderful! And now no one pays any attention to me and my own mother can't remember which one I am. I had my fifteen minutes of fame too early!

Another of the Eight: -sob- My life was ruined! Everyone I meet says, "Oh you were the one with the pacifier addiction." They all think -hic- I have -hic- an addiction -hic- problem.

(Disclaimer: I have never seen the show and you would have to chain me to a chair my eyelids taped open to force me to.)

Mrs.RGS said...

The listing says "brick". It doesn't look like brick on my computer. Maybe it's brick under the wood siding?

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am surprised at all the negativity about Jon and Kate. I think they are pretty awesome parents. Yes, Kate tends to yell. I do think they love their children and are providing some wonderful experiences for them. I find it interesting that some here could make comments about them needing therapy and admit to never watching the show. As I began, wow.

***Patricia Linehan*** said...

Yes, lots of judging...how many people who are negative towards Kate actually have 8 children, not to mention twins & sextuplets. Cut her some slack she probably gets like 2 hours of sleep a night. The house is nice, btw.

Suz said...

Some family staples have been left behind...a little starbucks and a gallon of bleach.

I have seen mere seconds of the show here and there...I found it painfully boring. I have 3 little kids. Yes, it'd be hard having 8, but I don't want to experience it all with Jon and Kate.

I think a "celebrity" house deserved professional photography, though.
-Susie
-Susie

janny226 said...

I love your notes! Though I agree they could be Bible verse it's more fun to think of what else... maybe notes to themselves about what to say in front of the cameras?

* "Drat", "Oh Fudge," "Phooey," "Shoot."

* Try not to yell when red light on camera is blinking."

And of course, for the guys--

* Check zipper. *

Incomplete said...

Nothing in the listing about it being seen on TV by millions of people? In the interest of full disclosure, seems like it mention that half of America knows the house's whole floorplan, huh?

Paula71 said...

Okay, maybe I am wrong but doesn't it say something like this(below) on this blog:
Let's not speculate about the race, class, or parenting skills of the people who live in these houses. We judge them on the photos they pick, not on who they are as people (unless we really can't help it).

Can you SERIOUSLY not help it people?? I'd like to see ANY of us (me included) raise sextuplets and twins. Whew they are going to be upset/hurt when they get wind of all of this. Because you know as many readers as this blog has they are going to see all of these comments. How nice?? come see you listing and read how you got dogged. Sure would make my day ;/

Sara said...

Fair enough, Paula71. I deleted a whole stack o' mean comments, but I could've pruned more carefully. I do try to keep in mind that the homeowners may well see the listings -- I know its happened with some of them -- and I don't want to make anyone sad.

tiddleywink said...

"- OUR KIDS NAMES ARE: CARA, ALEXIS, COLIN, HUNTER, GATHERER, MANNY, MO, JACK"

Oh, I'm going to be chuckling about that for a long time. And it will be way too hard to explain to the people who look at me funny.