To-do list: Publish post, brush teeth, sleep for days.

I'm spent. Physically and emotionally. Just home from business trip #67848, which included a super-fabulous ALL-NIGHTER! Ah yes, the very glamorous world of advertising where sometimes the shoots start at 8pm and end at sun-up. There wasn't even a good craft service table, which is pretty much the only reason to work in production in the first place. We had to make do with some stale, melted and recongealed chocolate minis; a platter of soggy pb&j sandwiches on white; and a crockpot of lukewarm hotdogs floating in smelly old water. Good times. And did I eat all of it? Yes I did.

Let me just add, there's nothing quite as bad as making that walk of shame back to your hotel room in clothes from the night before, when you didn't even get lucky. The bellmen are tossing me wry smiles and knowing nods and I'm like, not even.

So now all I want to do is rebond with the baby and sleep on demand and have everyone around me love me and stroke my hair and tell me I'm pretty and feed me cheesecake. I'm days behind on blogs, let alone Sopranos, so please forgive me if I haven't been the dilligent reader/commenter/supporter I generally try to be.

Okay, now note the not-so-seamless transition about to follow here--I'd be the perfect local news producer, giving the anchors copy like, "...that totals forty-seven new casualties on this, a most brutal day in Iraq. And coming up next, the latest in rhinestone fashions for your pet!"

Cool Mom Picks

Please check out Cool Mom Picks. We ("we" meaning 5% me and 95% Kristen, the blogworld's human power station) have worked ridiculously hard at the redesign and it's finally up and running. And not too shabby if I do say so myself. If you haven't yet been there, CMP is a cheeky shopping blog for hip mamas (and a few confident-in-their-sexuality counterparts) with an emphasis on great design, mom-run businesses and causes we believe in. Plus it's got some kick-ass writing from some of the bloggers you already know and love.

Eh, what's one more site on your rss feed, right?

Mom-101 out.


Blogger kfk said...

Love the new look at CMPs.
Get some rest, but save some cheesecake for me!

5/4/06, 10:55 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Peace out indeed. Sleep well.

5/4/06, 11:08 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

Wow, I hadn;t seen the new site yet. It looks rockin.

5/4/06, 11:25 PM  
Blogger IHF said...

The new look is great. I love the clean lines, bright colors, and rounded edges. A++++, would buy again. ;)

5/4/06, 11:54 PM  
Blogger Stefania Pomponi Butler aka CityMama said...

I'm laughing, I'm crying, I'm feeling a little sick thinking about the floating hot dogs.

Hooray for new and improved Cool Mom Picks. Love.

5/5/06, 12:04 AM  
Blogger jennster said...

LOL- i think i just choked on laughter spit. i heart you

5/5/06, 12:21 AM  
Blogger Jozet said...

Get some sleep.

And stop telling me about cool stuff and great writing.

I've become re-addicted to the Internet!


5/5/06, 12:24 AM  
Blogger J said...

You're pretty. Have some cheesecake. See you in the morning

5/5/06, 12:34 AM  
Blogger something blue said...

lmao "rhinestone fashions for your pet!" I watch the news for the feel good segments.

Love CMP's new look! I'm all over that tres cool button.

5/5/06, 1:48 AM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

I'm already way into rhinestone fashions for my cat. I'm still trying to decided between pierced earrings or clip-ons. Decisions, decisions.

5/5/06, 8:40 AM  
Blogger Suburban Turmoil said...

Glad you're done with that shooting monstrosity!

I'm off to check out Cool Picks.

5/5/06, 9:25 AM  
Blogger Mega Mom said...

Lovely new look. Enjoy the weekend!

5/5/06, 9:43 AM  
Blogger kim said...

With your schedule I'd be in a coma. I'm such a slacker. You go girl.

5/5/06, 10:03 AM  
Blogger Daddy D said...

i don't know if guys really have a walk of shame...i suppose if your beer goggles were really thick and you went home with some nasty chick, hmmm...the walk of shame....

ahhh those were the days...

- Jon
- Daddy Detective
- www.daddydetective.com

5/5/06, 10:07 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Pretty, pretty mom (virtual hair stroke) pretty, pretty (forkful of virtual cheesecake offered) sssshhhh.... rest now....

Husband makes (producer/production manager) TV commercials: we *know* about the grunty, soul-sapping slog that is the shoot over here chez Bad Mother. Feeling for you.

New CMP button already up!

5/5/06, 10:08 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Welcome home. Give that baby like 174,903,098 kisses and take a nap!

5/5/06, 10:24 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

May the sleep soon be with you. And while you're sleeping, I'm sneaking over to steal the cheesecake. Your pain is my gain! Ha! Blame my dad for making THE BEST CHEESECAKE KNOWN TO MAN!!! And if you're interested, I'll share the recipe. I'm all about spreading the looooove.

5/5/06, 10:53 AM  
Blogger zeldafitz said...

"a crockpot of lukewarm hotdogs floating in smelly old water"

C-r-a-c-k-i-n-g up. I just got invited to an "all nighter" at the printer's the other night and felt that I must to decline.

Glad you're back in the fold. Hope your cheesecake dreams and sleep wishes come true...

5/5/06, 10:57 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Gosh, I am LOVING the Cool Picks... great job!

5/5/06, 11:12 AM  
Blogger Amy Jo said...

You must sleep so you can then get caught up on Soprano's... priorities, girl!

5/5/06, 11:13 AM  
Blogger nonlineargirl said...

Mmm, soggy pb&j. Who knew that generic, non-artisinal white bread was even allowed in LA? Must have been imported.

5/5/06, 11:23 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Ha, nonlinear girl see you are RIGHT! We were not in LA but in Florida. LA craft service would have included sushi handrolls, a selection of organic nut butters, and made to order smoothies. *sigh*

And Andrea, spread the love! Spread! Spread!

5/5/06, 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Rest up, bond with your girlchild. And please, for the love of all that is holy, have some decent food. No more floating hotdog crap.

CMP is looking awesome. I am so proud, privileged, and pleased to be a part of it.

5/5/06, 12:48 PM  
Blogger IHF said...

Oh, and since I forgot to mention it earlier, The Husband works in local Indie Films (all the work, non of the glamour!), so your tales of craft services horror were all too familiar.

5/5/06, 12:50 PM  
Anonymous JGS said...

I don't know how you do it! I'm drained and exhausted from working every day and commuting 90 minutes each way while trying to be a good Daddy. Having to travel? Pulling all nighters? Don't think I could handle it. More power to you and you can have any extra energy I might have.

5/5/06, 12:55 PM  
Anonymous MetroDad said...

We love you. You're pretty. Get your own damn cheesecake!

Just kidding, momma. Glad you're back safely. Get some rest and have a great weekend!

5/5/06, 12:59 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Okay, the recipe's up over at my blog. If anyone does make it, I hope you enjoy. Lord knows a good portion of my excess poundage is attributed to this one dessert.


I realize it doesn't make for riveting reading, but your taste buds will be in heaven, I kid you not.

5/5/06, 2:27 PM  
Anonymous sweatpantsmom said...

This is scary, but if you read my post from Tuesday you'll see that we are living eerily parallel lives.

Minus the hotdogs floating in nasty water. I cooked mine in the microwave.

(Good job on CMP!)

5/5/06, 2:37 PM  
Blogger Blog Antagonist said...

I don't think it's working. Let me just check. Yep. Your post is broken. I'm still envious of your super cool career. ;?)

They don't call Florida the redneck riviera for nothing.

5/5/06, 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Were you in Florida? My God, if you were you should have told me. I woulda loaded up the badass momvan with some real food (not cooked by me, of course) and delivered it myself.

And yes, CMP, she is lovely!

Chill, sleep, get your hair stroked :)

5/5/06, 4:03 PM  
Blogger Tori said...

welcome home mama...
here... cyber cheesecake... eat eat eat...
pretty pretty momma....
will check out CMP

5/5/06, 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would send you some cheesecake if I could. :)

5/5/06, 6:35 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Sleep... And eat cheesecake and yes, you're pretty. So very pretty. :-)

5/5/06, 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Erin said...

Mmmmm.... Cheesecake. I love me some cheesecake! Hope you got some rest!

5/7/06, 5:51 PM  

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