Scrumptious Bearded Armstrong as reflected in the switchplate of our bedroom in LA one week before we left for Utah

I promise this is the last of the reminiscing photos for a while.

  • Erika D

    Danika, I just hope the link works!!

  • Kathy

    What?!?! Dooce does not have a cell phone? Wow!!

  • matt

    stalking-dooce-in-various-media-ways-plan … too funny. i was thinking the exact same thing about how i’m quite excited to listen to a radio spot of someone i’ve never met.

    i bet heatherbarmstrong andthisismywebsite has a sultry voice.

  • Rebeka

    Nice shot – very creative. I think Jon looks a lot better without the beard, but that’s me…

  • Anita


    Too funny about the inteview! I’ll look for it (listen for it) tomorrow. They can do a lot with editing these days on NPR, heard a story about it on “On the Media”

    Cool for you, and I shouldn’t be laughing out loud (or checking your site so much) as I just started back to work full time after maternity leave.

    BTW, I am screwed. I have no idea how I’m going to do this. My brain doesn’t work any more.

  • Library Girl

    Oh man, Dooce on the radio! And I’m going to miss it :(

    Hmm does the fact that I’m seriously considering changing my OB-GYN appt. so I can hear the broadcast mean I’m going straight to hell? I’m mean it’s not really a big deal right? I can always find out if I’m pregnant another day, the little meatloaf could handle waiting an extra 24 hours.

  • Amanda B.

    I think we are all sick and lack hobbies. That being said I bet Dooce sounds like my friend Alice- slight southern accent when she’s relaxed, and then like a little redneck monkey when she’s annoyed or anxious.

    (high pitched tone) Ama-yen-dah, stop turnin’ dah-un tha ther-mo-stayat!

  • Danika

    Erika D I tested the link already and unless something goes wrong from now till its on tomorrow it will work for me! YAY!

  • Colleen from NJ

    hey, maybe we can listen from the website of or the local affiliate station, if it has a website?
    and about mother of the year? oh,phooey! at least you’re going to be on NPR!! i just squeezed pus out of my 4 week-old’s ingrown toenail, and even though he was not loving it, i kind of was.
    i am certainly never getting mother of the year.

  • Circus Kelli

    Anita — welcome to the other side.

    There will be days when all you want to do is cuddle with your monkey(ies) and be a stay at home Mom. There will also be days when dropping the monkey(ies) off at daycare and going off to work seems a little easier.

    There will be days when you have a fully functioning brain, and days when you’re lucky if you have ONE fully functioning brain CELL.

    I wish I could tell you it gets better over time, but I don’t like to lie to people I’ve only “met” on the internet…

  • Circus Kelli

    Colleen from NJ — how does a four week old get an ingrown toenail? I’ve had them, but I was nearly into middle school when I got them.
    The whole pus thing was pretty disgusting, yet satisfying at the same time.

  • Livie

    Last? Am I last?

  • Anita

    Thanks, Circus Kelli.

    Uh, actually, waaaaaaaaah.

  • honestyrain

    i’m with rebeka. not much into the whole geard thing myself. which is of course of no consequence to you. i mean, YOUR husband needn’t go and shave on MY account. gosh, it’d be almost weird if he did do it on MY account, don’t you think?

  • Circus Kelli

    Heh, Anita… Yeah, it’s a lot like that. :)

    Let’s see, there’s
    Momday, I mean Monday
    Toohardtoleaveday, I mean Tuesday,
    Waahhday, I mean Wednesday,
    (so)Throughwiththisday, I mean Thursday, and finally

  • jes

    your stories are so funny. it’s hard for me to suppress my laughing while i’m reading at work. sometimes i think i might get dooced just for VISITING your site. anxious to hear your blubbering tomorrow. when does it air?

  • patricia

    I just heard the ad for the Day to Day dooced episode, and I thought, I hope Dooce is on. And now you will be. That’s terrific.

  • mrs. george #2

    Man today’s thumbnail looks SO MUCH like the bell of a tuba. Shout out to the band nerds. Word to your motha.

  • bb

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.. I’m asking a million times over for you to post the clip of the interview on the website. I live in Canada, but would still LOVE to hear it!

  • red

    mrs geroge #2 — funny, i thought the same thing.

    i was drum major for 3 years. band nerd galore!!

  • closet metro

    MG#2 & red, I saw a tuba too. Yes, I was a band nerd. Now I’m just a nerd.

  • laurenbove

    There are no stations in Connecticut that carry Day to Day. Oh relentless hot forks of dissapointment…

  • Ashley

    Everyone- you can listen to clips from Day to Day online at you just have to wait for them to go up on the website- I am guessing it will be there tomorrow- yea!

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    I saw a fish eye band geeks!

  • jes

    BB- you can go to, select “day to day” from the drop down menu, and at the top of the page you’ll find a red icon and “Listen to _____ show” (insert day).

    tomorrow, just go to the website and click on that button and you can listen to the show! :)

  • Karen

    I like reminiscing photos, thank you very much!

  • Ally

    mrs. george #2 – i was convinced it was the bell of a sousaphone in the thumnail, too :)

  • stefanie

    heather, how do you not have a cell phone???

  • Katherine
  • MrsDoF

    Not having a cell phone usually is not so drastic.
    For a stay-at-home mom, there is no need, really. Either there is an appointment to go to and arrangements are planned well and adhered to, or for most times, one gets on the regular phone (in Heather’s case, I would say with Beth) and connects with a galpal and decides about going on a trek to the bagel shop.
    Cell phones and fees are expensive. For a family/household with one income, they would be considered a luxury. The one DOF carries is paid for by his job, and is rarely used for personal calls.

  • Sque

    I think you’re onto something. ALL men should come with an off switch!

  • Katie

    Or “on”, as the case may be.

  • cb

    Mrs DOF, I barely ever use my cell phone, but the two times I needed it when my car broke down, once on the freeway, made me never want to be without one. You can get prepaid phones that you pay for the phone and buy minutes online. It is about 25¢ a minute–expensive if you’d use it a lot, but cheap if you barely use it at all.

  • Fish

    Dooce doesn’t have a cell phone because she spent all that money on that watch that does the laundry for her.

  • bb

    Thanks Jes!

  • Kristina

    Hahaha, the Google ads are offering a Louis Armstrong doll.

  • Kristina

    Sorry for the double post, but I was a band nerd, too. (Can I say ‘was’ yet? I’ve only been out of high school for a year and a half.) I played they flute…and now it’s gathering dust.

  • Kristine

    So I quietly read my dooce fill at work today and I just happened to have my headphones and I tried to get the station the program would be on…I get EVERY stupid AM station BUT the one with day to day on it.

    Now what do I do? I see the hot forks of disappointment have already been used.

  • Autumn

    Because I was so extremely bored, I’ve just spent 2 hours reading your archives. I thoroughly enjoyed your Memphis pictures. I miss Memphis. I miss Rendezvous pulled pork. I miss seeing the ducks at the Peabody and the glistening lights of the Memphis skyline at night. I have sworn for the past five years that I would make it back to Memphis in May…it still hasn’t happened. I so want to go back to Bealle streat and drink one of those big yellow buckets full of all types of alcohol….know what I’m talking about? I can’t remember the name.

    I’m from Arkansas so I frequented Memphis quite often seeing as it was there or Dallas that you would go to get your thrills. I really miss that southern culture. It’s comforting knowing that another southern girl is just right at my fingertips any time I want…and I mean that in a totally non-lesbian way:)

  • Katherine

    On NPR? When, what show? Tell Tell Tell!

  • Amanda B.

    Pulled-pork. Uh huh huh…Uh huh huh…

  • Mrs.Strizzay


  • Fish

    What the SHIT are you talking about, Manda B?

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Kristina (#171): It’s been over an hour, and I can’t believe no one has said this yet:

    This one time, at band camp. . .

    (a flute is a terrible thing to waste)

  • MrsDoF

    Yes, for travel, the cell phone and minutes card is a must-have. When I go out of the county, that is, which is once a year to see my mother.
    Fish, the way I know pulled pork is from when I lived in Tennessee. Click on my name and see a good recipe.

  • up past my bedtime

    Fish: read Amanda B’s comment with the Beavis & Butthead chuckle.

    This is why I de-lurk? What’s wrong with me?

  • Fish

    Up past my bedtime:

    rockabye baby on the tree top …

  • Cristin

    yes fish, combined with Autumn’s post

  • mrs. george #2

    i played the flute as well. marching band was my life. i also JUST SO HAPPEN to begin a lot of my stories with “this one time…”

    even though that movie came out well after i graduated from highschool, people found it endlessly funny that someone who used to be a flute-toting band geek really had a lot of stories that all began with “this one time…” BUT I NEVER WENT TO BAND CAMP. I wasn’t THAT nerdy.

  • becky

    what i wanna know is — who else got dooced (not me, who’s she talking about)?