The Post Where I Don’t Mention Drinking or Eating or My Kids (Okay, One Kid Mention)

So I think that Larry King Live or as I refer to it now, “My Chit Chat With Lar” is going to air tomorrow at 6 pm pst and not on Friday (but I could be wriong so don’t get all over the top angry at me if things don’t pan out exactly the way the CNN website has listed). I am but a small segment of the show approximately 45 min. in. That doesn’t make me less important, just less…chit chatty. If you are upset by how little I am on the show I suggest you call CNN directly and alert them of this huge miscarriage of justice -while you have them on the phone, tell them that I need my own show where I discuss important apolitical topics such as; Splenda: Friend or Foe? and Trader Joe’s: What’s With the Friendly Fucking Attitude? and David Sedaris: I Don’t Get You. Once CNN approaches me and makes their offer, we can discuss a percentage for you for hooking this up. Hey, if that’s not a reason to watch the show, I don’t know what is.

Also, did I mention that after the taping I tried to shake Lar’s hand and he offered up a fist bump instead? Yeah, he Howie Mandel’d me. I couldn’t believe it myself. It’s not like I had crack pipe residue on my fingers or like I’d just walked out of the ladies room and announced “Hoo boy, the sink doesn’t work.” Whatever. I’m not going to take it personally.

Tom Arnold was really nice. Mackenzie Phillips was also really nice. Dr. Drew seemed like a nice person and when I told him that Anna commented on my blog that he needs to get into Alanon, he laughed and said “touche” and then agreed that he really was too enmeshed with his clients. Also, I showed him a picture of my twins (he has triplets) and he announced that Sadie looked great and she was going to be “just fine.” From now on, I’d like all my medical diagnoses to be done that way. I’m just going to email over pictures of my kids to their pediatrician and then ask if they need antibiotics or just to ride it out. I’m also going to send my GP my headshot to see if he can intuit which headache I have; tension? sinus? or migraine?

Of course, I’m sure my medical bills will be just as high.

All in all? Good experience.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on March 10, 2010 11:49 pmUncategorized24 comments  


  1. Robin O'Bryant said,

    OK, once again, you complete me. David Sedaris: I DON’T GET IT EITHER! And now I know I’m not alone! YEA! Question: was it hard not to sexually assault Dr Drew?? My um…friend wanted me to ask…
    .-= Robin O’Bryant´s last blog ..Robin’s Chicks- Weekly Article =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 2:46 am

  2. seekingclarav said,

    Thanks for clearing this up. I went in to “the mysteries of the advanced DVR-ing world” this afternoon to get it all set up cause, well, I’m just that on top of shit and the topic for Friday is hoarding. Hmmmm I thought. I taped it anyway cause I love me some good hoarding.

    So yay! Will re-dvr. And totes on TJ’s. Some days when I am super grumpy I can’t even bring myself in there.
    .-= seekingclarav´s last blog ..March 7th, 2007 =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 3:10 am

  3. Anne Marie said,

    I am calling CNN right NOW! The nerve!
    but actually i’m glad you’ll be on tomorrow and not fri…better chance for me to check it out (I’m not on the dvr bandwagon at the moment)

    also, don’t know if you’re an Athleta clothing fan, but I’m doing my first official giveaway (yah, i feel cool) for some cute clothes. But you’re rich and famous already, so prob don’t need to rely on the giveaway;-)
    .-= Anne Marie ´s last blog ..It’s Official: The Giveaway of My Dreams is Here! =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 3:53 am

  4. Lulu said,

    My TIVO is now very confused. But I think I’m set for tomorrow. Does Larry King look like a corpse in person? I have a theory that Larry is actually dead but CNN can’t decide on someone to replace him so they’re pulling a Weekend at Bernie’s until they have an epiphany on who to choose.
    .-= Lulu´s last blog ..Oscar Night Thoughts =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 4:07 am

  5. Daily Cup of Jo said,

    And I’m also glad it wasn’t a post about eating your children.
    .-= Daily Cup of Jo´s last blog ..Wednesdays without Wendy: a hike with Helen and Harriet =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 4:44 am

  6. Jennifer June said,

    David Sedaris I adore.

    That having been said…

    Maybe I’ve been watching too many episodes of Mad Men lately but I kind of miss when there was some degree of politeness or professionalism among strangers. A fist bump? Really?

    Can we send him The gentlemen’s book of etiquette as a thanks-for-having-me-on-the-show-gift?


    Just for fun?
    .-= Jennifer June´s last blog ..Give it to me baby =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

  7. Ellie said,

    I’ll be watching! And the whole concept of Larry King fist bumping makes me throw up in my mouth a little… just sayin’.

    I laughed out loud that you told Dr. Drew to get to Al-Anon. THAT is beautiful.

    But isn’t he deliciously cute? I thought he was – he’s not really even my type, but there something edible about him. Given that he’s dealing with a stalker I should probably just keep that to myself, though.

    .-= Ellie´s last blog ..Chicks In The Mail =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

  8. nikki said,

    Aw, I love David Sedaris. But I get that people don’t.

    I’d love to meet Dr. Drew. God, I’ve had such a crush on him since I listened to LoveLines on the radio. Back before it was even on MTV.
    .-= nikki´s last blog .."I’ve seen several haunts and been one myself." or Ghosts I Have Been =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

  9. Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said,

    My question is: Did he fist bump everyone or just you? For some reason, I just can’t picture it. And did he make any old man noises when he did it? 😉
    .-= Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist´s last blog ..The mixed-up, convoluted reasons why I want to call myself a writer =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

  10. Alyssa said,

    The fist bump I am certain is because he does not have a “manly” handshake. There is not much too him(and that is with the camera adding 10 lbs).

    Can you imagine Dr. Drew in an A-Anon meeting? He would want to say something to everyone after they shared! That is one meeting I would love to attend.
    .-= Alyssa´s last blog ..Commenters Say The Darndest Things (episode 3) =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

  11. Kir said,

    can’t wait to see you ..looking forward to it.

    Dr Drew is kinda sexy.
    Lar..not so much, so maybe the fist bump was a good idea. 😉

    sounds like things went well!!!!!

    | March 11, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

  12. rebecca said,

    So glad Larry was good to you. Hate that the dude offered a fist bump, what is up with that?!

    You’re awesome Stefanie!
    .-= rebecca´s last blog ..Throwing Stuff At Writers =-.

    | March 11, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

  13. Wendi said,

    I’ll forgive you for the Sedaris comment. But only because I know we both totally get Bret Michaels.

    I’ll try to watch you and The Owl tonight!

    | March 11, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

  14. Barbara said,

    Hello just found you after watching Larry King. Loved you on the show. I’m looking forward to checking out your blog.


    | March 12, 2010 @ 2:41 am

  15. Ellie said,

    You rocked it! You were so, so good. Loved your outfit, too! Lookin’ good, girl.

    Thank you thank you thank you for being out there talking about it.

    .-= Ellie´s last blog ..Chicks In The Mail =-.

    | March 12, 2010 @ 3:06 am

  16. John said,

    You were great on Larry King. Congrats on your sobriety. You are very funny and write well. Thanks for being open about your addiction. You will undoubtedly help a lot of people. I’m going to book mark your blog and return often 🙂

    | March 12, 2010 @ 9:53 am

  17. lauren said,

    saw you and you were awesome!!! tom looked cool, larry does look a little cooky sometimes!

    BTW loved your hair:)

    | March 12, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

  18. KateW said,

    So bummed I missed it! I was all set for Friday. Please let us know if it airs again or if we can view it online!

    Got fist bumped by a 90 year old man at church during the whole swine flu hysteria. Very strange! 🙂

    | March 12, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

  19. Shannon Kieta said,

    Thinking of you
    .-= Shannon Kieta´s last blog ..O Brother… =-.

    | March 13, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

  20. Lulu said,

    You were awesome. They should have kept you out there the whole time. And why do you look 20? If you know Demi Moore’s skin guy I demand to know who he is immediately.
    .-= Lulu´s last blog ..Bath Time and Bribery =-.

    | March 13, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

  21. Kate@And Then I Was a Mom said,

    Wait. What about just tweeting a pic or two to the pediatricians? I mean, I could deal with my sick kid AND have a manicure at the same time.

    .-= Kate@And Then I Was a Mom´s last blog ..Also, someone should have told me that I have chubby knees. =-.

    | March 13, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

  22. Mommy on the Spot said,

    Did you get a chance to ask Dr. Drew about his pout?

    Glad to hear Mackenzie is nice. I have this fantasy that reality tv is real, and she seemed really nice on celebrity rehab. (Nice is an understatement, judging by how mean Kari Ann was to her). So if she was mean, my universe might implode.

    As much as I wanted to see your interview, I got my days mixed up and missed it. Hopefully, they’ll rerun it or I can find it on You Tube!

    | March 14, 2010 @ 1:18 am

  23. Marie said,

    I dvr’d Larry and just watched the show. It was a good one – but they should have had you on there longer. Plus, he kept interrupting you. I thought you were great! When he asked you if you had helped people, you were WAY too modest. Sometimes I just don’t think you realize the impact you have had on all the drunk moms like myself. I know I could not have made this journey if I had not “found” you on Dr. Oz that day so long ago. Though we’ve never met face-to-face, I consider you a friend.


    | March 14, 2010 @ 1:26 am

  24. Gemini-Girl said,

    Yeah, from what I hear about Larry (I may or may not have worked for CNN) he is like that- do not get offended!!

    | March 18, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

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