NYC was fun

Last weekend I decided to take the family to New York City for 4 days. We left Thursday and had a fun flight out of town. The kids were happy, I had been telling them all week the fun things we could do. It was a huge planning process. I forgot Sarah used to handle all of those things. Now it’s on me to figure things out. We were able to stay COVID safe. We all wore our masks and protected the girls by making a circle around them anywhere we went. They are not vaccinated so it was important to me to do our best. It’s hard keeping a mask on the baby but she’s doing much better.

I took everyone out to see the Statue of Liberty on a tour. The ferry ride out was interesting. We clustered away from most of the group. We found out we could not go up to the top or even go in the pedestal but that’s okay. Just standing outside and looking up was amazing. I have done that tour a few times. In fact somewhere on this blog is a photo of me with Lady Liberty in the background. We all had a great time. I think it’s some place we need to visit again this year.

So the Delta variant is here. That’s scary. It sounds to me like even if you are vaccinated, you can still catch it. So we are back to wearing masks, not going out much and social distancing. I don’t know when this will end but I do know that people that claim to not want the vaccine, will catch COVID and will be hospitalized. You can think you won’t get it, but some day you will and then you go through hell and regret that decision. Joe Biden has really turned things around and I am so thankful most of the kids have their shots already. Please continue to wear your mask, social distance and do your best to gather in small groups if you must. I did notice in NYC there was a huge surge in safety and health protocols. Trey had asked if we could ride the Subway but I said no. That’s too enclosed. Everything we did was a timed tour with just our little group involved. We had food delivered or I had my car service stop and pick it up for us on our way to or from places. That worked out the best.

Our next trip we are going on a car ride up to Steamboat Springs. I’m trying to get familiar with Colorado. We have not done much exploring. I am getting more into the local shopping. I love supporting small local businesses. I try to buy something even if I don’t find something I love. I can always use it as a gift.

I’m trying to plan a trip to Cancun, Mexico soon but with Covid restrictions that may not happen. There are a lot of International trips I had planned but I’m backing off of them. Not all of the world has been lucky enough to have the vaccines. It’s still not fully safe to move around the world like we used to. I’m going to be doing more road trips until things get a better outlook. Hope you guys are staying safe. I will add my photos into my photo section on here. Thank you guys for reading this and have a great week!

You can’t fire her, she doesn’t work for us Lol

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I just went off later on down in this post, so hold on to your hats. I didn’t mean for it to go in that direction, but some times, it just does. Enjoy Lol

So far the book tour is going great. We went to NYC first and had a very surprising and great opening event. We had more than 150 people there. It didn’t seem like that many but most of them got their books, took their photos and left. We had maybe 25 to stay for the Q & A session. I love it when people ask Lindsay questions she won’t answer and they stand there silently waiting for her to say something. She just looks at them and says nothing. I always feel like I need to jump in and say she’s not going to answer that Lol She told me not to because people like that need to learn. I don’t know what that means but I don’t agree. The people were so nice. We only had 2 very rude people and they were both walked out of the store with no book. I do understand that my book is not a thriving tale of humanity however it’s my story and my life experience. You pretty much already know what it’s about before you even meet me so either be nice or get kicked out. Lindsay did tell one lady that was being rude that she was fired and to get out. The lady said you can’t fire me and I said she doesn’t work for us, she said yes she does, she just paid me as an author, that’s her money in my pocket so I can get rid of her. It was hilarious. The other people standing nearby that heard it just laughed and I walked away trying not to stay pissed.

Doing the actual book signings with Lindsay are fun because she starts picking on everyone in a nice way. She asks why the hell did you buy HIS book Lol That gets them laughing or smiling and then she says WHY ONLY 1 of MY BOOK!!! They just laugh. One guy told her she should be an auctioneer because she could heckle people into spending more. She said that’s what her boyfriend was for but thanks. Well actually she said Kthanks, but I wasn’t going to write that.

From New York we went to beautiful Miami. The weather there was MUCH better since we had just gone through a mess up north. We had a very chill and happy book event. The Q & A ran over because we were all having such a good time. The combined our books with 1 other author of a similar subject and all 3 of us fielded questions. The guy knew who we were, had read both of our books, and said he was apprehensive about combining the events. Wait, I just took 4 tries at how to spell combining Lol My brain is not working yet, it’s too early in the morning I guess for me. Thank goodness for spellcheck on this WordPress.

The questions were pretty funny and we were all hamming it up a bit. The jokes are always the same but Lindz and I get in such a rhythm with it we come off as an opening act for a D list comedian. We are funny but not hilariously funny. It helps that Lindsay is so quick-witted.

We left there and went across the street to get something to eat. A few fans followed us and ate with us. It was nice to just sit and relax. We got to hear what people were really thinking about the entire tv show and how much they are surprised on how fake it is.

I have not watched at all this season. It’s not interesting and once you realize it’s a scripted show WITH writers and producers that come up with the scenarios to get their paid reality “actors” to talk about, you realize it’s not real. Meri even told me it’s not really real. It’s a clean version of the truth. Well to me that’s no being real and it’s not even reality. She said the producers pick scenes out and then put the appropriate people in place and say Go. Then they just have to have their conversations and get filmed. Half of the show is canned in editing. The other half they mix together. That’s why you see Robyn’s hair color change 2 or 3 times per show Lol They film things months apart sometimes.

From what I heard Meri and Kody are still in a loveless marriage, nothing has changed. In fact the viewers I talked to said they feel it’s all getting worse. They still have no idea what Kody does for a living and when I explained he has 3 working wives who go earn and his job is to sit down with Janelle once a week to spend the money and allocate it out, that’s all he does. He runs around Las Vegas having “meetings” with people and none of it pans out. They were even looking at a storefront on the Las Vegas strip a few years ago to open up a store and I just laughed. I told Meri that they don’t have enough product to put in there and it was a waste of money. She must have listened because so far, no storefront anywhere.

I guess she bought the old home she was trying to get me to buy for her years ago. I made a few phone calls to inquire who owned it and I told her back then it was for sale at the right price but that I wasn’t interested because it’s not a good investment at all. It’s not going to make enough money to merit its being owned by me or by her. I don’t think she could afford it at the time anyway because she used to cry on the phone to me that she only had $300 left in her checking account. That was shocking to learn but then I realized she doesn’t get her paycheck from the show does, Kody does. He and Janelle dole out the “allowances” for each wife on a monthly basis and only emergencies or unexpected expenses get taken care of. I was shocked to learn that. Why don’t each one get their own paycheck? I mean they have to pay taxes personally each year. The douchebag does not do joint tax filing with anyone but Robyn. Why can’t Meri just have the money she earned? That’s not how polygamy is. If you earn money, you have to get it to the man. He takes it and decided how much you get back. It’s pretty much a Ponzi scheme. The more you can earn on your own, the less you get because the mentality is, you will go earn more for yourself next month. That’s how it was explained to me. I think that’s bs and I really hope she leaves him soon. I was surprised to hear that she’s still there but not at all surprised to learn she has a new boyfriend named Rick up in Utah Lol And people wondered why she bought a business up there. Probably for the cover story of I’m going to check on my business…..uhhhhhh I mean go date and sleep with Rick. I can’t wait for the tabloids to hit that and then everyone will stop calling ME the bad guy. Last I talked to her, she was miserable and upset. Again. I told her sorry to hear it. That was all I had to say to her. I am sorry that her marriage is done and she still tries to pretend she’s apart of that family. She is not helping raise any kids. She didn’t even get invited to see one of the boys come home. How messed up is that? Do you guys realize now, everything I’ve said for 2 and a half years now is the truth? She’s not married. They never had a spiritual wedding or anything AFTER they got the divorce. They are not sealed to each other anymore. It’s over with. So why does she stay?

She has nowhere to go. Where is she going to go? She got nothing in the divorce. No assets. Douchebag’s name is still on HER HOUSE. So she can’t sell it and take all of the money. She also can’t sell it because no one wants to life in between a cult and a 50-year-old fat guy with comb over patchy bowling flop hair running in between homes, or 18 kids running around the yards. She can’t move back to Utah because according to what I hear they are in “fear of arrest” Lol Come on. Could that show get anymore fake? None of them have ever been in fear of actual arrest. They do that kind of thing for ratings. Just like the whole FAKE catfish story. It’s all fake to get ratings. It worked, it got a whole bunch of people to go OH NO, I need to watch to see if they get arrested. The truth is, it’s a ploy. They trick viewers into believing one thing to sell their agenda. The agenda is this is a normal, happy family, they just happen to have 4 wives.

The truth of that show is that they have 1 husband that’s completely selfish, arrogant, and generally doesn’t care. His grammar is worse than mine but at least I don’t sit here and make up long words. Lol As you guys know I struggle to remember how to spell combining. His first wife wants to be with him and he could care less. He wouldn’t have more babies with her, has to attend therapy any time she wants to talk to him Lol The second wife is out of shape but selling you all tips on how to start to get into shape. Not actually getting in shape. We heard of tabloids boasting about her amazing weight loss and when I asked the viewers at lunch if she had lost any weight they just laughed and said no. So again, Janelle is in a deep emotional, non-verbal coma and completely clueless of what goes on beyond her sofa and tv shows. Christine is the conductor on some crazy train going to loony toons. Everyone told me they think she does things to get attention and I said no she does things to get HIS attention because he doesn’t pay attention to her at all. She acts like that so that he has to talk to her and tell her to calm down. Then we have poor Robyn. According to what we heard she was in such fear of arrest she didn’t go protest with the family. That’s unity, right? She runs the entire family from her tater tot castle and doles out what everyone needs to do to get along. They all come to Robyn who is now 6 years into this family, instead of going to Meri who emotionally checked out years before I met her. Robyn is the favorite. Meri told me that. It’s easier for her to get along with Kody because he doesn’t hide how much he loves and adores her. She is the one that he confides in and it’s really Robyn that runs things, not Kody. She says she’s an equal part but that’s a bigger lie than when she was on the 3 way call with Kendra listening in to me talk and flipping out right after the call ended, then reversed all of that and jumped on the I’m a fake person bandwagon. Kendra told Lindsay that the other day and I was not surprised. Robyn is full of s*** and the more you step back to look at the situation the more you see what an opportunist she is. She was broke, living and working far below her wants and she met a guy who promised her the world from the first date. She had someone who could help her financially take care of her and her 3 kids who she was left to raise. Some women do that. They settle for the guy that steps up. The only problem is he wasn’t stepping up as a family man. He was stepping up as a horny old fart who saw a semi-attractive female with an eating disorder who needed love. If you really think they waited 6 months to have sex and be married think again Lol That show is as fake as his poor dying hair cells. If you don’t watch it, good. If you do, enjoy the last season because they just got replaced. Polygamy can work with the right mindset. It can’t work with zero leader and patriarch who actually wants a real family. Not just 18 little tax deductions. And that guy actually said that. I have my kids because in my heart I have always wanted each and every one of them. I would never insult their existence by calling them a tax deduction. I also wouldn’t go on Twitter and tell some woman to Can it and call her a Jack wagon. That’s how he treats strangers, you can start imagining the abuse he doles out to his “wives”, I mean his wife Robyn and his 3 mistresses.

I’m happy for Meri and Rick. I hope Rick gets her away from that douchebag Kody.

I’m happy to be in Cleveland today and be at 2 book signing events. It’s not really good weather here so we won’t be expecting a huge crowd but I will be happy to buy ANYONE that shows up some coffee because the book store we are in has a coffee bar Lol That’s a little incentive to get you down to see me. Come on down Cleveland, FREE COFFEE!

I’ve ranted enough today. My wife will be pissed when she reads this, thankfully the time difference will delay her reading it Lol

Have a good one!

#NYC on Friday

We arrived in New York City on Friday evening. As soon as we got off of the plane my wife announced she had forgotten her shoes for the party. Of course. That’s fine I travel with 3 shoe collectors who might have actually brought something they could wear and if not we will go buy some first thing in the morning. Problem solved, right? No. If you are going to be on your feet all night with dancing involved or networking with the guests you must have comfortable shoes. I offered to get them Fed Ex’ed overnight but she didn’t believe me when I said they could arrive by noon on Saturday. Fed Ex does have that service, you just have to pay more. She said she would figure it out. Crisis #1 averted, temporarily.

We got the boys settled into the hotel. Auntie Lindz was already there and waiting. She took the dog and the  dog nanny to their room. She took the dog out for a short walk and got him fed and ready to chill for the night. She made sure the dog nanny had food with room service or if he wanted a pizza brought in. Him and his guest were all settled and ready for a quiet evening. They were planning on staying in Friday night to plan out all of Saturday. I guess this was some sort of dream vacation for them both as they have been best friends from high school and always wanted to go together to NYC. Well have at it kids, as long as my dog is taken care of first.

While Lindsay was taken care of that I got my wife and the boys settled into our suite. Right next door the nannies got themselves settled in and began the never-ending this room is mine, you 2 share that room battle. Sarah always wins it I really don’t know why the other 2 continue to try to get a room each. It’s ridiculous. The beds are huge, those 2 small framed ladies can squeeze in together. Not a big deal. They do it all of the time unless Sarah doesn’t go with us then they each get their own bedroom.

My wife immediately got the boys out and into the baths. A nice warm bath right after a long flight was in order. We got them fed, played with them then story time and finally it was bed time. It was actually very easy to get both of them to sleep. I was surprised. I think so much activity wore them out.

Finally it was our turn. My wife and I began unpacking everything we brought. We made sure our outfits (All 3 of them) for Saturday were ready to go. We unpacked all of our bathroom stuff and finally we were able to enjoy a quick hot shower which turned into something a lot more Lol That was her fault but we won’t get into that. Then it was time to go to bed.

That sums up Friday evening in NYC. I would love to say that we whisked into town, we got the babies throw into the nannies room then my wife and I went out for a wild and fun evening on the town. But I’m 44 now and she’s not quite 30 so we were tired from a long work week and really tired from traveling. We did order in food and have a nice romantic dinner overlooking the city. That was nice. Our room faces some great buildings and it was very private and quiet.

I will write about Saturday next. The party was a huge success. Our silent auction raised almost $95,000. It was close and I believe everyone had a fantastic time. I know I did Lol