I live for bulk stores in general, but Costco is, as I said, my religion. There are always all of these random great finds there, from king crab legs to dried blueberries. You definitely need to have a big household or split with a friend. It is best to buy there when having a large party or purchase what you use on an ongoing basis. I buy things like paper towels,whole wheat pasta, olive oil, butter, Metamucil, Clorox wipes, organic juices, blocks of Parmesan etc. They have great produce, but it can go bad quickly. Some things you can buy and freeze.
I love doing public appearances. I have the most incredible, genuine fans. I always say "know your audience" and I know mine: honest, hard-working people who want to improve their lives every day.
The Costco event wasn't promoted at all, and my publisher really pushed me to do the event. Is it bad to say that I was secretly excited that it had a lame turnout? I was hormonal and exhausted, and I was thrilled to just shop.
Meeting Rosie really just served as much needed comic relief. I can't say that I garnered any earth shattering knowledge. However, my friend Jake and I were loopy and I really needed that laugh. Hormones, hormones, hormones!
I think that my drive has been partially to prove something to my father and partially because I know what it feels like to stress and scramble for money. I used to panic about my rent, have to scramble to pay for any and everything, and it was very scary.
That's how it began. Now that the train has left the station and I'm on the path, work really inspires and excites me. I've helped women to get in shape, be independent, start their own businesses and that is addictive. I just love to continue coming up with practical, affordable solutions to make life easier. In short, passion and security are what make me work so hard. I'm definitely hard on myself, but I'm hard on others too. Good enough simply isn't good enough.
The night Jason proposed, I was on my phone leaving a skinnygirl margarita bottle signing and photo shoot and I walked into my apartment. When I saw all of the candles in the dark room, I hung up and got excited and overwhelmed. Cookie was wearing a rhinestone bow and Jason was in a suit. He got on his knee, cried, and said he found me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. There were rose petals scattered everywhere, a bouquet and non-alcoholic champagne because I was preggers. Then we went to Jean Georges for dinner. Right before we left I cleaned up the red rose petals and had to start spraying Resolve because they were staining my carpet. I'm a lunatic. I know. Note to self: White rose petals when proposing. LOL.
AC was really fun. It was more about Jason, which made me happy. I wanted him to have his bachelor party and enjoy his time with friends. I had fun, but was preoccupied by my book and all of the details in planning the wedding.
I'm so happily married now and I'm one hundred million percent sure about marrying my husband.