I do not like to be out-of-town away from my wife and kids. Lindsay can confirm that because of all of my complaints on the topic. I just miss them too much. I want to know what my boys are doing, how Peace is doing and if my wife needs me. She had the entire week off so she could finally bond and take care of Peace. She was really struggling the first 3 weeks not being able to be home like she wanted. I really think she finished her court case with a bang to make sure she could stay home and have a vacation. She deserved it. I mean I did sort of surprise her with this adoption. I surprised everyone, even myself. As a family we pulled it together and now we are in a routine. That helps a lot.
Yesterday we made it to our first book signing in Cleveland. Man what a nice crowd. I was expecting a troll or two but there weren’t any at all. I love that all of my events have been troll-free. Well except that one. People do ask me questions and I do my best to explain things. I am always honest and own my part in it. I think when they first see me they don’t believe it. Then when I started talking about my story they start to understand most everything they know, read, or thought about me was 100% wrong. I have more people come tell me they are sorry for believing tabloids or believing a crappy reality tv show. They genuinely get it. Tv is edited, tabloids make shit up, don’t fall for that trap. They offer hints of truth but twist it to make it entertaining. If that’s how you want to spend your life, go for it. That’s why I don’t want anything to do with it. I do my own thing, I share my side, you all decide. The biggest thing I hear is that my proof supersedes the other side’s lack of proof. Anyone can say anything about a 2 sided story. It’s how the 2 people involved offer up proof. Mine is right here, has been right here, will continue to be right here until Meri stops lying. She will never own up to the affair. She can’t. She can’t bring herself to just say we fell in love, we wanted to be together, I cheated, I’m sorry. That will never happen. I realized that 2 years ago. All I have done since then is kept fighting for myself. Now that people are meeting both of us, getting to see I am actually real (Duh) and I have a very strong opinion on all of this, I really feel like the tide has changed. I’m getting so much love and support. I knew I would. People love a good train wreck. What they don’t like is constant bullying, harassment, and several years of the same exact bunch of lies from the trolls going on and on. Lindsay has taken good care of that though. We have knocked it down to 7 trolls with a few multiple accounts each. We have gotten over 300 accounts suspended or locked up. Most of them were locked up. But she has over 150 + account suspended or deleted. She has gotten really good at that. I don’t know how to do any of it so I don’t even try. I don’t have to. She said she gets in there, reports the ones from the previous day, texts her friends the usernames to go after, Twitter sends me an email report saying they are investigating and usually within that day or the next BOOM, Twitter does something. Same thing with Facebook. Actually Facebook does it a lot faster. Having my Facebook name changed to something completely random has helped me out a lot. Lindsay told me don’t put your name on there. With our family Facebook page same thing. We had to do that so that we could just enjoy it. Otherwise all of the Twitter hate would have migrated over there and those are all of our family and friends. We keep them away from this mess the best we can. It works because no troll has ever found us Lol It works great! Same thing with my personal twitter account and my wife’s twitter account. She posts all kinds of photos of us kissing or with the kids. We enjoy the privacy of just being a happy married couple. It’s awesome!
I’m so happy to have met a lot of you. Some people are from this blog. They showed up and told me what their username is on my comments or on the social media. I am always happy to meet someone who actually reads my blog. They are really nice people. I knew they would be. Americans can be brutally honest but for the most part they respect you. I like that a lot. I hope Paris is just the same. I haven’t lived there since I was in my 20’s so I hope it’s still a nice place to live. We will find out soon. My book signings went over time both times. I didn’t mean to but you get to talking and you lose track of time. More people wanted to hear from Lindsay than me. Lindsay is the one that is in all of the photos with Meri. Not Jackie. Jackie has NEVER MET Meri. Never talked to her, never interacted with her. They don’t know each other at all. Anyone that says different is a total liar. Lindsay has some really funny stories about all of that and I think her book is going to out do mine. I’m happy for her. She doesn’t need the money but I think it’s great.
I will be doing another book tour next year. This year we have too much going on. Our next big thing is our work retreat to Hawaii. That’s coming up soon. We have to decide if we are taking the kids, if we are not, what to do? I mean there’s a lot to deal with. It’s going to be a big fun 5 day retreat. It’s a long weekend as we call it but it’s almost a week. We have everything scheduled out and ready. It’s going to be such a great time. I can’t wait for all of my employees and their families to just enjoy a vacation. We have all kinds of great things planned and I have spent a lot of money on this trip. I want everyone to be spoiled and pampered. I have made sure we have plenty of staff for the trip and that no one has to spend a dime of their own money. We have it all planned out. I’m so happy to get time off again right after having this month off for my paternity leave. It’s honestly going to suck going back to work but the best part is a short time later we have 5 days off Lol I can handle it.
My boys are up. I need to get into Dad mode. Have a great weekend everyone! God loves you and I love ya’ll too!