Today has been tough. I didn’t get much sleep last night. My boys are a lot more active and want to stay up longer after the night diaper changes or night time feedings. It’s really hard. I’m exhausted this week. Every one that has spoken to me on the phone the last few days has been yawned at or at the very least heard my sleepy daddy voice Lol This is really hard. This is not easy. Sarah is beyond exhausted. She had to call in one of the part-time nannies today she said for a few hours just so she could take a shower and a nap. We have to take them into the doctor tomorrow morning for a 3 month check up. I’m really hoping we can finally get rid of the dang dietician lady. She was assigned to us and I willingly accepted her advice and help when Alex wasn’t gaining weight. Now he’s a chunk and I want her gone. She is nice, but she nitpicks every single thing I do or say about their formula. She says she is only “letting me use vegan formula” because I have proven its good stuff and she called the manufacturer herself to verify what I had told her was accurate. She is seeing the benefits of using it but she still thinks they need regular formula. Well if there was a medical reason, absolutely, I would switch them both right away. But we have been there, done that, and we are okay now. She sent me an awesome email and I kind of told her off in my reply back. I did say sorry I think somewhere in there that I am really tired but I disagree with half of what she said. She waited a half hour then called me at work. Then chewed at me for 5 minutes about the benefits of this and that and told me to think on it. I said okay thanks and hung up right away. That was me trying to be nice but I really wanted to just hang up on her! If Alex is fine, she is gone as of tomorrow.
Then Lindsay Lol I swear it is ALWAYS Lindsay that grinds my headache into a pounding migraine in a few minutes. She sent out a mass email to all of our upper executives about what her plans are for the next 2 months and why she will be taking money out of everyone’s budgets to feed into her latest project, the one I’m scared to go forward with. She said she made an executive decision and if she’s wrong she will pay it back. This came out of nowhere this morning. I tried calling her she answered and said “Yeah, hi swamped here call laters” and hung up on me Lol She only does that when she knows I’m about to go off on her. So I left the office. I called up my buddy Josh and asked what he was doing for lunch. He said he was playing hooky from work today to watch the Cubs game so I said I’m grabbing beers for you, a salad for me and coming over. I hid out there the rest of the day until the game was over. Then I went home. After I got my boys settled I took a longer shower, a really long shower. The kind you just stand there with the hot water pouring all over you and you don’t move at all. I was probably in there for a half hour. I think I wanted to cry from stress but I held it in. Or I was so tired my tears melted before they flew out of my eyes and the water dissolved them.
I am really stressed out this week. And I don’t know what to do about it. I am working out like a beast trying to get some of the pressure off but that is only making me more tired.
Then Josh called and asked if I wanted to come watch the next Cubs game at a bar with some buddies of his and Sarah overheard me talking about it and went off on me. Actually used an F-bomb at me for skipping work and not coming home. And she is 100% right. I was selfish, she needs help, I could have taken that 3 hours from work and went home to watch the game with my boys. She was really pissed. Hold on let me go out and ask her a mundane question to gauge her temperament.
Yep, still pissed Lol I asked her if she knew what the weather would be like tomorrow she said Why don’t you go ask Josh. Can a nanny put you in the dog house? If so, I’m there tonight.
Bombs everywhere tonight! I need to eat dinner. I haven’t even done that yet.
So we are putting the photos page back up. It a page not a post. I’m supposed to mention that because everyone will be looking for it in the posts. Here is the link for it. Yes it is blank right now because Lindz is looking into Photo Plugins that will organize all of the photos and make it look cool. That’s all I care about. I want to be able to write a label on each one to explain them. I have so many photos no one has ever seen. And it’s time to let that out there. Has anyone noticed every single time something gets said by the other side publicly I have a response to it? With more proof, more info, and more questions being answered.
Also, the NBC interview is/was a TLC thing for that show she is doing next. They wanted my response. So I gave them one. I answered about 15 questions for the producer lady. She was nice and respectful. Then she began hounding me. She wanted more info more this and that. So I called my lawyer to ask what to do. He said he would look into it and call me back. Yes, NBC is working with TLC on a new series. Yes NBC News really does want to do an on camera interview with me. But so does FOX and CBS now. So we are getting more info gathered up because the last thing I want to do is ANYTHING for TLC. I would like to insert the same word Sarah used on me earlier tonight, right here
_ _ _ _ No!
I will do nothing to help TLC at all. Look at what they have done to my life. And do you really believe they are going to let me actually tell my story and not edit me into whatever version they need this to be? Come on, ya’ll. Even if NBC News is contracted with them to do it, TLC still has the ultimate control over it all and my lawyer said put a pin in it until he can make some calls. We have been emailing back and forth for a few days prior to this exchange. CBS and FOX are local affilates just wanting a short interview they will splice together, not a big sit down like this NBC offer is.
I did not catfish Meri or anyone. She lied. Have a nice day.
> On May 18, 2016, at 3:42 PM, P*****, P******* (NBCUniversal) wrote:
> Hello Sam,
> Do you have any additional comments or any photos that you would like to share with us in relation to this story?
> NBC News
> —–Original Message—–
> From: Samuel Cooper [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 3:56 PM
> To: P*****, P******* (NBCUniversal)
> Subject: Re: Contact
> You mean that show Catching the Catfisher they are doing? No thanks.
>> On May 18, 2016, at 2:49 PM, P*****, P******* (NBCUniversal) wrote:
>> Hello Sam,
>> We are following up on your offer to sit down for an interview Friday May 20 at your office.
>> It is for a documentary type show that NBC News is producing for TLC on catfishing. Meri’s story is part of the show, and we wanted to get your side of the story to include in the program. We would be able to conclude the interview in an hour, unless of course you had more to add. We are happy to hear all information you would like to provide. Your interview with us would not preclude you from subsequently interviewing with anyone else. We are not asking for an exclusive commitment.
>> We would be happy to answer your questions or speak to your attorneys about questions he or she may have.
>> NBC News
>> —–Original Message—–
>> From: Samuel Cooper [mailto:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:25 PM
>> Subject: Re: Contact
>> I have 2 other offers for my first interview. I haven’t decided which one to take. And I’m still unclear on what show or what capacity my involvement would be with your show. I rarely watch tv so I am not aware of any catfish show except the one on MTV.
>> I’m being advised by my lawyers to get more info from everyone making offers because I already have enough bad tabloid press. I really don’t know how any of this tv stuff works. All I want is to clear my name from her lies. Not be a part of a bigger mess than I am already in. So please give me more details about what all of this is. I don’t even know any NBC shows except for the night news one.
>>> On May 18, 2016, at 12:17 PM, P*****, P******* (NBCUniversal) wrote:
>>> Hi Sam,
>>> In our call last week, you said you could sit down for an on-camera interview this Friday in Chicago. What time are you available? We will book a location convenient to you if you just let us know the general area that is closest to your home/office. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about this. Also, we wanted to check on the status of the photos of you and Meri that you said you would send us. We look forward to speaking with you.
>>> NBC News
>>> —–Original Message—–
>>> From: Samuel Cooper [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:04 PM
>>> To: P*****, P******* (NBCUniversal)
>>> Subject: Re: Contact
>>> I’m busy with work today too. Just email me with whatever you need or try calling.
>>>> On May 18, 2016, at 12:00 PM, P*****, P******* (NBCUniversal) wrote:
>>>> Hello Sam,
>>>> Is now an okay time for me to call?
>>>> NBC News