Amy says she is planning to have it every 2nd week.
We never got around to posting a recap of the first one, so we will recap both the Jan 14th chat and today's chat (Jan 28th).
Amy usually does cooking segments or talks to her friends or local business people in Portland. In our recaps, we stick to more of the fan oriented topics. Basically, if you didn't watch and think you might have missed some big scoop or or important Roloff topic being discussed (you probably didn't, it's pretty "light"), that what we're here for.
Both weeks, various people that were logged in report that the number of people in the chat ranged from about 100 - 150. Amy doesn't really talk with the people on the chat. She doesn't spend much time reading the chat comments. Sometimes Lisa Dixon (Amy's friend and part of ARCF) will ask Amy questions that people in the live chat are asking.
Jan 14th, 2012
*Amy talked about finally succeeding in getting a publisher for her cook book. She did a photo shoot for the cover of the book. The book is going to be called "Short and Simple".
*There's still a couple of LPBW "specials" to air. It's not the same intense filming as before. The next one (that episode has now aired) focuses on Zach.
*Amy said she gets to know more about her kids from the sound bytes they give for the show.
*Amy discussed the fact that Jeremy is in California. She misses him. She commented that there is a lot more food in the fridge now that Jeremy and his friends aren't around.
*Chatters were asking for the other Roloffs to make an appearance. Amy said Molly and Jacob were sleeping ("Little Big Talk" is on Saturdays starting at 10am PST for an hour or two).
*Update on Jeremy? He's studying photography. He's loving it. Second semester will be tougher. He was home for Christmas break and spent a lot of time with his girlfriend.
*Amy described Zach as going to school, working at Indoor Goals and is still figuring out life.
*Jacob's 15th birthday was Jan 17th. He's working on his driver's permit. Amy said it will depend upon his grades.
*Amy went to a spa with Molly for their birthdays. They waited because there was so much going on in September with Amy's charity event and then pumpkin season.
*Molly made an appearance and ate cereal as she chatted. She's still deciding on colleges. She's not keen on attending universities in Oregon.
*Amy said she needs to send Jeremy a care package because she hasn't done that yet.
*Jeremy took some of Molly's senior pictures, but she was having more done by a friend at school who is also really into photography.
*Molly left after a few minutes. Amy said they come on her internet live streaming show for her; they go along with it.
*Amy wanted Molly to go wake Jacob up so he would come say "hi". Amy said he has longer hair now.
*Amy discussed Jacob. He's going to public high school now. A lot of people know him from TV. He has a few good friends. Amy worries about Jacob every day, but says he's doing good.
*Ads cut into the live streaming program. Amy's tech guy, Rich, said they were annoying.
*They do "shout outs" to people on the chat "We have a viewer from Boston! "Hi Boston!" Mary from Miami. Hi Mary in Miami" - that type of thing.
*A chatter asked Amy how she feels about people coming up to talk to her when she's out. Amy said she loves when people come up to her and tries to get to everyone, but doesn't like it when people interrupt if she is already talking to someone else.
*Amy's not sure about what is going to happen with more LPBW "update specials".
*Amy and Matt are both trying to do speaking events. Matt does more corporate events, while Amy does more with disability/diversity groups and speeches at colleges.
*Amy wants to get back to travelling. In 2013 they might take some big trips. They are thinking about Jamaica. Amy said she might take Molly to Mexico.
*Amy did a cooking segment.
*She was asked about farm animals. Amy doesn't know if they still have goats. They weren't the Roloffs goats. She doesn't know if the farmer took them back to his place or what.
*Amy went back to talking about how she hopes Jacob will wake up and make an appearance for her chat, but he had friends stay over last night and probably stayed up all night.
*Amy said Molly was excited about being registered to vote.
*Jacob's friend, Levi and his mother made an appearance. Amy asked Levi where Jacob was?Levi said he's still asleep upstairs.
*Amy discussed some current news stories. She mentioned a family whose daughter was murdered and then the son went on the subway and flashed a gun, people called the police. Amy thinks people should more understanding towards the circumstances young people are dealing with and need to give young people hope.
*Chatters were asking about the height of the Roloffs:
Amy said she is 4'2 and Molly is 5'9.
According to Amy, Jeremy is 6 foot. Lisa could be heard saying "5'11.
Amy said Jacob is 5'5. Molly said he's shorter.
*Amy thinks Jacob needs to start eating healthier.
*They took a question about Zach and Tori. Amy described Tori as a lovely girl. She likes Tori. She's balanced. She reminds Amy of Molly. Tori isn't drama. She's good for Zach. Amy said it would be great if they could maintain their relationship. Amy described Zach as being very black and white. Cold and warm. Amy said uttered the words "Temper tantrums".
*Matt came inside. They called Matt over to the table. Amy said Matt was butchering their pigs. Matt told Amy that she shouldn't talk about it because some people get upset when they talk about that subject. Amy said she likes raising their own animals for food. Matt mentioned using pumpkin seeds and left over pumpkins. He made a joke about their meat smelling like pumpkins.
*Matt said they just a board meeting about CoDA. He says they are about to receive a large grant. Matt described the LPA as being spread very thin, so CoDA tries to help in some other areas. They don't have a lot of money for CoDA, but you can donate through paypal. Matt said they don't put as much time and energy into CoDA as Amy does with her charity foundation.
*Amy had a guest that she had on last year on "Coffee Chat". The guest then transformed into
"Aunt Lena" and joined Amy in the kitchen for a cooking segment. It seemed to go on for about an hour with Amy, "Aunt Lena" and Lisa talking among themselves about cooking. The chatters were getting restless. Some said they couldn't hear them and some were insulting "Aunt Lena"
That was about all.