I Should Be Sleeping

I used to be night owl. I know that term is cliche but I don’t have a thesaurus on hand people so give me a freakin’ break already. I went to bed at 8 (earliest ever) but now I’m wide awake and can’t think of a good drug combo to go back to sleep.

Tomorrow I am doing a book signing/discussion of Sippy Cups at Border’s Books in Hollywood on Vine at 3. I think, in my heart of hearts I’m worried that no one will show up and it’ll be me alone except for a box of books staring at me sadly from under my autograph table. Okay, time for some Stewart Smally affirmations: I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and doggone it, people like me even if they’re too “busy” to show up and be supportive of me because they have better things to do with their damn more important lives. Assholes.

Wow, it’s amazing how a simple affirmation can make you feel so much better. I guess it pays to do all the spiritual work that I do on a daily basis! Like spending time at Coffee Bean just “being” with the coffee and coissants. Or picking fights with my husband just “because he’s there.” Yeah, it’s kind of a natural gift but if you want some tips please feel free to email me.

I’ll leave you with this. You could spend money on expensive special relaxation candles from Overpriced Pampering Products -nothing under 200 bucks — Or you could go to the 99 cent store and buy a Jesus candle for, you guessed it, 99 cents. Sure they smell a little like canned corn but do you want to be spiritual and centered or bankrupt? It’s up to you.

wish me luck.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on April 8, 2006 7:33 amUncategorized15 comments  


  1. Nicole said,

    Luck! 🙂

    | April 8, 2006 @ 3:54 pm

  2. Heather said,

    I hope it all went well!

    | April 8, 2006 @ 10:04 pm

  3. Anonymous said,

    Ok. I have my tivo set for Monday. I hope they don’t find the real killer of Laci Peterson or any other breaking news to bump you this time!

    | April 9, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

  4. MrsFortune said,

    Good luck! Post about how it goes … and I personally pick bankrupt, spiritually centered is over rated. Just look at Sting.

    | April 9, 2006 @ 5:35 pm

  5. willowfae said,

    Good luck! I would be there if I lived anywhere near California. 🙂

    | April 9, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  6. Jess Riley said,

    Hey good luck! You’re probably doing the event right now. *sending positive vibes* I’m sure you’re doing great! Post about it later!

    I had my first “author event” yesterday for 6 people. Including my parents. I was told about 25 would be there. I was trumped by shopping, which the event was supposed to encourage, anyway. Next time I’m bringing booze.

    | April 9, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

  7. Denial said,

    Hope it went great!

    | April 10, 2006 @ 3:19 am

  8. Laurel said,

    i think you’re my new best friend. like it or not.
    when my kid was a baby I used to say to him, Isaiah I’ve got two words for ya, hefty cinchsack. and the bastard (really. he was a bastard) would keep on bawling. the noive!

    | April 10, 2006 @ 3:21 am

  9. Heather said,

    Congrats on the awesome interview! It was just on. I’m going out later today to buy the book!

    Oh, and – I’m Heather and I didn’t breastfeed either.

    | April 10, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

  10. Anonymous said,

    9:40 am in Memphis,.. You were just on the Today show! I thought you did great! Thank God Ann Curry didn’t do the interview. She wouldn’t have gotten it.

    | April 10, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

  11. sarah said,

    saw you on Today, but couldn’t hear you because I was on the phone with my OB…grrrrrr.
    Can’t wait to get the book!

    | April 10, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

  12. Misfit Hausfrau said,

    How did it go? I AM SURE YOU DID GREAT!

    | April 11, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

  13. sweatpantsmom said,

    I’m so bummed – I was away from my computer most of the weekend and missed this post. I would have definitely come down to Borders to see you – I was just there a couple of weeks ago.

    Let me know when the next one is! (email me if you can.)

    | April 11, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

  14. Captain Mom said,

    Hope the book deal went well. Just found you, through flotsam. Love the title to your book, which I feel, from the very depths of my heart, just may be inaccurate. However, I’ll have to read you to discover this for sure. You see, Chardonnay in a sippee is a great disguise for taking one on the road with you, like say, while you’re headed to dinner with your 3 children, after the husband has been away for 3 or 4 days, and the dishwasher blew up while he was gone, and you discover one of the gerbils missing, and the dog ate your Christmas Castle cake. That sort of thing. By the way, he would be driving.

    Just an opinion, but I’ll get your book and see what’s up!

    | April 12, 2006 @ 8:51 pm

  15. IzzyMom said,

    Saw you on the Today show. I taped it and dutifully watched it just like I said I would. You did really good! The clip they showed of you doing stand-up was pretty damn funny, too. I tried to get your book at B&N and they showed it as being in stock but the guy couldn’t find them. Dumbass.

    Anyway…high fives. Nice job 🙂

    | April 12, 2006 @ 9:11 pm

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