Baby On Bored is Buying…

Here’s a new thing I’m bringing out. It could be just this week or maybe it’s permanent. I don’t know because I’m flaky. But I’m calling it “Shit I’ve bought or liked recently”
1. Pieces of Happily Ever After – It’s a novel and it should be a movie. It’s beautiful. It’s funny. It’s deeply moving (I cried. Twice.) and it’s got edge. Irene Zutell, the author, is a friend of mine and I went into reading it with slight trepidation because I always have that feeling like what if I don’t like it? How will I tell my friend the truth? Well no worries there, I was completely taken aback by my love for this book. Seriously, I want to make out with it. Truth be told I’m still in a little post good book haze where moments and feelings come back to me while doing other things.

Remember when Julia Roberts met her fairy tale camera man, married him and lived happily ever after? Did you wonder what happened to Vera who was happily married to the guy before America’s Sweetheart got her hooks in him? Did you cringe along with me when Julia was spotted wearing an A loe Vera shirt? Do you still want to key her car a little bit? This book gives you a glimpse into what Vera might have been feeling -if Vera was a sarcastic, funny, east coast transplant with compassion, stretch marks, porn filming neighbors, a five-year-old daughter and a mom with Alzheimers.

Irene keeps the story moving (which I like because who wants to hear a two page description of a lake?) but takes time to create great visuals like the over-the-top lawn extravaganzas done by her Christmas holiday loving neighbors. I got so swept into the story that I never wanted the book to end and now I have to wait for her to write another one. DAMMIT.

Lauren Wood – Love, Death & Customer Service – It’s a CD. Kind of melodic pop, songwritery lady stuff. Did you see Pretty Woman? Remember the song “Fallen”? I loved that song. So one day I’m at my husband’s boss’s wedding and suddenly this cool looking woman with spiky red hair is introduced as a friend and songwriter. She proceeds to knock out Fallen and it totally made my year. I got my picture taken with her but the shot was sort of crappy so I won’t put it up here. Anyway, this is her new CD and it’s hawt!

The Shield -Season 7 – Buy it on DVD, order it from Netflix, steal it from your neighbor, just get it. Jon and I got highly addicted to previous seasons of the Shield but due to a malady called TWINS, we weren’t able to watch the last season – until a week ago! We watched every night multiple episodes until it was done. All I can say is it’s soooo good. Highly recommend.

This is what happens when Jon and I spend too much time catching up on season 7 (the final season) of the Shield.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on October 30, 2009 6:16 pmUncategorized19 comments  


  1. Anonymous said,

    Ok, I'm the crazy anon from the last comment section who couldn't figure out where to post her damn comment. I think I am where I am supposed to be. So, without further adeiu (however that word is spelled):

    I like the fact that it appears to be daytime in this picture and your kid(s) does not have pants on. My child can be found throughout the day without pants on, and when people stop over our house, they are all with the "Oh, you kid has no pants on! Why?" and I am always with the, " " because I don't have a reason, it just is.

    Anyway, looks like it happens elsewhere, and I am grateful! Thank you.

    | October 30, 2009 @ 6:41 pm

  2. Aunt Becky said,

    I think my kids are allergic to pants.

    | October 30, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

  3. Rebecca said,

    I love how their hair is all crazy curly and all over the place. I love their hair! They are truly beautiful!!!

    | October 30, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

  4. kate said,

    Yes, in fact, I have wondered what happened to poor Vera. I mean, I love Julia and am glad she found the love of her life, but damn…to have your man leave you for JULIA ROBERTS?? That would SUCK.

    Going to get that book this weekend; I need something goooood.

    | October 30, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

  5. Anonymous said,

    My girls are always running around in thier underwear. Saves on laundry!

    | October 31, 2009 @ 4:19 am

  6. WhisperingWriter said,

    I definately will check out that book.

    It sounds awesome.

    | October 31, 2009 @ 5:00 am

  7. Shannon said,

    Where the hell do you find time to read a book woman? It took me two months forcing myself to finish your book EVERY night for a solid hour and a half!!! You are the man!!!well, if I do find the time, I will buy the book. Even if I have to dust it off a few times a month. It will give me incentitive. Shannon

    | October 31, 2009 @ 11:49 am

  8. Anne Marie said,

    I'm always looking for good book recommendations and Pieces of Happily Ever After sounds like something I would really enjoy. I'm definitely going to pick it up.

    | October 31, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

  9. Angry Julie Monday said,

    Cough cough…forensics does not mop up the muck!!! LOL!!!

    I need to stop by here more often. You always make me smile!

    | October 31, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

  10. kys said,

    I saw a blurb about that book somewhere (People?) and thought it sounded good. I will def. read it now.

    | October 31, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

  11. MereCat said,

    So glad to see that you all run around in diapers, too. xoxoxo

    | November 1, 2009 @ 3:56 am

  12. jerilyn said,

    OH, I love to hear what other shit people are buying, keep it coming!

    | November 2, 2009 @ 3:30 am

  13. Carolyn...Online said,

    I love it. Shit you like. Awesome. I might have to read that book.

    | November 2, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

  14. Piccinigirl said,

    Keep it coming, I may never have to make a decision about what to buy again,.,.just like it on Amaz*on and I'm done.

    love the girls..they are ..as everyone has said..truly beautiful.

    | November 3, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

  15. The Byrd's Nest said,

    I like your post! I read it at least twice a week! I think I'll try to find that book you were talking about. Thank you, you are always entertaining!

    | November 4, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

  16. Vanessa said,

    I haven't read your blog in such a terribly long time (my loss!) and I just wanted you to know that when I first "discovered" you and your incredibly witty and thought provoking writing, the one thing that made me uncomfortable was the focus on alcohol sometimes. I am ecstatic that the sharp, smart, fabulous Stephanie is writing. It's so good to find you again. I love your work and I thank you for your voice!

    | November 4, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

  17. Rebecca said,

    I know you have deadlines to meet and a few kids to take care of, and of course you live in the ever so lovely and posh Southern California so I wouldn't blame you for wanting to hang out at the beach all day instead of sitting in your room making a blog post, but seriously girl, can't you give me at least ONE post per week?

    | November 5, 2009 @ 12:21 am

  18. help4newmoms said,

    Good enough for me – I going to get it right now!

    | November 5, 2009 @ 9:04 pm

  19. Rita said,

    just finished the book, bought it after your suggestion and loved it…really good, happy, sad, happy again a little, then sad and happy!
    just good and thoughtful…great read should definetly be a movie

    | November 10, 2009 @ 3:24 am

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