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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
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At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it.

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Monday
Jul202009

Business Time. Part Whatever.

Item! I'll be on the Today Show tomorrow, Tuesday, at around 10:30 a.m. I will be appearing with Laura Fortner from CafeMom and Melissa Garcia from Consumer Queen. According to the producer, three of us will enter, but only one will leave. I wonder what she meant by that? I'm hiding a shiv in my waistband, just in case. You know that Kathie Lee's probably quick with a knife.

Other item! As you may or may not know, Eden Kennedy and I launched Let's Panic About Babies a few weeks ago, and it's still going strong. Let's Panic now has all manner of new funny material since the last time I mentioned it. In fact, we've been updating weekly. Weekly! If I ever get my act together, I might just put up the button in my sidebar. Strike that: I WILL put it up. That's the kind of attitude winners have, my friends, and that's the kind of attitude I ALSO HAVE. Those capital letters show DETERMINATION.

There is one more item! In last week's Momversation, I and my fellow panelists held forth on how to stop procrastinating. This episode really catapulted my hypocritical skills to the next level, as I am, in reality, a master at not getting anything done. On the other hand, I do have more procrastination-killing tips and tricks on hand than the average productive human being. I just forget to use them. And I've noticed lately that my Inner Procrastinator is more and more adept at dodging my halfhearted strategies until I don't even know I'm procrastinating. Recently emerged procrastination ploys include Sudden Acute Upset Over Long-Buried Emotional Scars (I can't work! I have to call my therapist!) or Acute-Onset Work-Exacerbated Loneliness (I can't work! I have to go talk to that neighbor downstairs with the orange toenails! I wonder if that's a disorder or something, with her toenails. I'll bring her cookies!) or my favorite, Acute Vague-Symptom Preoccupation, Followed by Acute Google Compulsion (I can't work! I am surely dying and if I don't check my symptoms it will be TOO LATE!).

Hey, guess what? Today a new procrastination method emerged: Acute Need to Double-Check Outfit For Tomorrow, I Mean, It's Live TV for God's Sake. How can I work when my boobs might fall out of my top, right in front of millions of viewers?

But then, if they do, I'll be a hit on YouTube.

Reader Comments (51)

Hope you have time for a shower :) before the show~Good luck!
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon
All hail the Procrasto-master!

I've been know to "on a whim" drive 20 miles to pick raspberries off a prickle bush in 90 degree heat, then spend the afternoon attempting to make jam, instead of writing a 5000 word thesis paper that is now due in, oh, 7 hours. (read: I have a serious problem people.)
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhighlyirritable
You I would begrudge nothing. Which is unusual given my schadenfreude. Go Alice. And I don't even know you or want to see your boobs particularly.
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLPC
I'm watching the Today Show tomorrow only because you mentioned there was a chance your breasts may fall out of your shirt.

Also, good luck!

Lastly, love Lets Panic About Babies! Its taught me all sorts of new facts that I gladly pass on to my newly pregnant friends. They're scared.
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill Pilgrim
Good luck tomorrow! I wish I could watch it but I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic. Post a clip if possible!! :)
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBria
I pick you and your procrastinating shiv over ANY other blogger --- you'll come out on top, I just know it. AND with your top on! Try THOSE caps on for size ...
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth_K
Good luck tomorrow, you'll be aweseome. Hope you don't get bumped to the dreaded 4th hour because I bet she *does* have a knife. Or at least a stilletto.
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrazylovescompany
I do believe I'm in the fourth hour. That is why I must be prepared.
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlice
I here you about not getting anything done.
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBobbi Janay
I have been avoiding Today for a long time, holding out until they fire that sorry excuse for an anchor, KLG. But maybe I can deal with her for a few minutes to see your shining face on TV :)
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth in SF
Yes, do take a shower. hee, hee. Good luck!
Be sure to be witty. People like that.

And I WOULD stream you, but I think I used up all my at-work streaming privileges when I streamed MJ's funeral from beginning to end. Yes, that's right. Nothing says procrastination like watching a funeral at work.
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSwedish Pankakes
I'm waiting patiently to see your boobs. Go ahead.
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRita Arens
Hi!

Just saw you on the Today show. WAY TO GO! Very impressive. I'm glad I found your site.
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVetTech
Just saw you on Today and you did a great job!
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel E.
I just watched the Today show, and there you were. Let me just say that the reason why you named this site is the reason why I checked it out. It sounds like something I'd do. Much kudos for thinking outside the box. :)
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramanda turman
Alice,Tried to watch your segment on the Today show, but our local news here in the Boston area broke in for a breaking news update. So I wasn't able to watch, but I'm sure you were terrific. Hope you'll post it here or link to it so your readers in my area can see it. And I hope Kathie Lee behaved herself!
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercarrie
You did great, nice blog to, by the way. I waited all morning to watch the segment!
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershannon
Watch your back with Kathie Lee- that bitch is loco.
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrepliderium.com
FYI, it's online here:http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/#32027144Good job, but they sure didn't let you say much!
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
Ah, procrastination! That special other use of your creativity. I must note a friend's blog, whose excuses list and procrastination rules to follow are so excellent: http://kablooeyquest.blogspot.com/I hope the show went well; Liz and I tried to watch, but were foiled by our lame work computers.
Saw you segment on Today Show! Interesting!!!
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIrma
Alice,You did great! I liked it a lot. And no sand-bagging from the hosts or suddenly claiming "how dare you talk about your kids" (haha) from Kathi Lee! And she still does not know how to turn on a computer.

You did a good job, and so did the other women.
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin aka Krisco
Great job! Nary a stray boob in sight-- but how skinny is Tori Spelling? I hope you took her aside and gave her a sandwich.
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila
I saw the Today Show clip online. You looked great by the way. I am so glad you touched on the idea that mom's are looking for validation through mommy blogs. That is what brought me to the world of blogging. I didn't have other mommy friends and my mom's advice was a bit outdated. All of the great blogs out there really gave me confidence that I am not screwing my kid up with every move I make.
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

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