I was up early to get a good idea of my schedule. I met Lindz and 2 of our VP’s downstairs at 6am to go over everything. We ended up going to the venue and looking at the floor plan. Most everything was already done. The tables and all of the food tables were set up. The decor was on its way to being done. This has been a really big deal planning it. It looked great. It looked even better that night.
I went back to the hotel in time to get breakfast for everyone. I ordered up whatever they wanted and we all had a quick family meal. I gave the nannies cash for the boys. They were told to buy them stuff. Tshirts, stuffed animals, legos. Whatever they felt would be a good trip reminder. I sent 2 security guards with them and car service. The car service was included in the security so it was all decked out with all kinds of things inside I was told. Well, I guess they take it pretty serious. I just wanted to make sure everyone was okay. The girls told me the places they wanted to go. They all decided to stay together the entire day and they will split up tomorrow to get some individual time in NYC. Fine by me. I kind of preferred that anyway.
My wife went to a spa. She needed a massage, her hair and nails done and then she was meeting her family and friends back at the hotel to get ready for the party.
I left at 10:30am to go downtown. My first book signing was from 12pm until 2pm. That gave me enough time to get back to the hotel, shower, change, eat a little snack to hold me over, then head to the party with everyone. My boys were coming with us but everyone was going to leave shortly after pictures. I don’t need my sons to be at a big event like this for long. They are kind of like Richard Simmons. Make a quick appearance so everyone can see half of the face (Oh come on that’s hilarious!) then leave. Everyone was supposed to be back at the hotel by the time I returned from my book event.
I got to the book store and there were actual people waiting in line. I knew darn well it wasn’t for me and I was right Lol Some other author was there just before me and his fans were still waiting for a chance to see him. I told my publisher team if he needed more time he could cut into an hour of mine because I wasn’t expecting a crowd (At all). They said no. He wrapped things up. They changed out the big background thing with their company logo on it and sat me down in a slightly crapped office chair Lol The wheels wouldn’t scoot so I had to shove it up closer to the table and then just try to remember it wouldn’t roll back at all.
The event started and I did have what I would consider a small line. There were 24 people waiting for me. I did my smiling, I promoted both books. I shook hands, smiled for selfies, did 2 videos and waited for the 2 hours to be up. I had 2 people who would not go away. I was also told not to write about them on my blog because we ended up having some words after the event was over but I don’t give a damn Lol These 2 people were obviously trolls. Not the trolls I know but probably new trolls that will be joining my I Hate Sam army soon.
The book signing was fine. The 2 people stayed behind to harass me a little. They were nice. At first. That’s how trolls are. But as soon as Lindsay showed up to pick me up that’s when all hell broke loose. Lindsay was going to hurl my book at one of them but she put it back in the box and just told them to go fuck a Twizzler Lol Both of the ladies were so shocked they left but not before Lindsay told them to come back for cheese and crumpets Lol I was dying laughing. The book store people were not and definitely my publisher team was not. I was told not to have Lindsay at any more of my events. I said technically she wasn’t at it. She came after to pick me up. And whatever happened they saw the 2 rude ladies trying to start trouble. They all agreed it wasn’t my fault. I stood there laughing and said nothing at all. I didn’t have to. I had seen Lindsay walking towards me and I just knew she would handle it for me. She usually does. I prefer the ignore and walk away approach.
We got out of there with a stern reminder not to be late to the Sunday book signing because they were having a second event right after mine and I had agreed (No I didn’t) to take photos with that author. You mean to tell me I’m not their only client Lol I’m amazed they find someone else to put up with the enormous amount of bs I have had to deal with. We left and grabbed something to eat really quick then made it back to the hotel.
My family had arrived and were getting ready for the evening. I ran into a few of them in the lobby. They all wanted to chat but I told them I had to get to the boys. I got back to my room in time to see my wife, my very beautiful blonde haired wife in this stunning dress. My mouth dropped. I was so mesmerized by her. She really did look gorgeous. I will put a few photos of our weekend on Facebook probably Monday night. She turned around to see me grinning at her. All kinds of thoughts were going in my head but I grabbed her hand and went on one knee and asked her to marry me, again. She laughed and said Yes, Of course but I want a bigger ring! I got up and gave her a quick peck on the cheek so I wouldn’t mess up anything and went to get ready.
At 6pm sharp we all made our way to the lobby looking Super Fly. The Coopers are in town. All 1,000 of us. We got to our vehicles or cabs and went over to the hotel. I walked into a beautifully transformed room filled with flowers and really amazing decor. It looked awesome!
The whole evening was a lot of fun. Lindsay and I got a lot of congratulations and a lot of great job on the party. All I know is my wife thought it was a great event. And that’s all I wanted to hear. It has been worth the countless emails back and forth with everyone making decisions and picking out menu items. We had so much fun. Our silent auction did amazing. The two local charities made money and we did present them with our own checks. It was worth it. Everything I have done leading me up to opening a business in New York City has been worth it. I hope to make money soon. It may take a while but someday we will be showing a profit.
My boys were a huge hit and I took them up on stage so everyone could see them. Then I said take your photos now because they are both leaving in 5 minutes Lol They left, shortly after I got the text saying we made it back to the hotel safe and they were putting them to bed.
Tomorrow is going to be another busy day for everyone. We are all kind of going off in our own groups. Brandi will be with us in the morning and Heather in the afternoon. Then Sarah will take over in the evening as we fly home.
My wife has a few places she wants to visit. More photo ops I’m sure. I’m just happy most of my stuff is over with. I have another book signing but after that I’m free to roam around with my family.
I hope everyone is having a great Saturday. I don’t know when I will publish this one but soon I’m sure.
God loves you and I love you too!