• Gia

    Loved the interview Heather! Great job. Makes me think twice about blogging though…

    Thought about it… I’m self employed so who cares!! Ha haha

  • Jen

    That is a ridiculously adorable picture. Your interview sounded great…you have a very pleasant-sounding voice. I was laughing, imagining Leta at your feet covered in gold fish.

  • Jill

    This morning I have the worst cramps physically possible, and I was just about to get a butter knife to perform a self-hysterectomy when I saw this picture. My uterus thanks you for saving its life, because now I know that I might actually want to use it someday.

  • Photographer Lori

    You sound nothing like I imagined! I pictured a very, very southern drawl and a higher pitched voice! Nice interview.

  • Crangirl

    That was a nice interview! And as if you couldn’t get any cooler, you have a really nice voice.

  • mvh

    My daughter has been grinding her teeth for at least 8 months now (she’s 17 months). In spite of all the time that’s passed, it still horrifies and repulses me. It is The Worst Sound Ever. EVER.

  • Melanie S

    Just wait until she grinds the enamel off, breaks a tooth or exposes a nerve. It’s a LOT of fun!

  • Meggan

    Leta looks so cute all bundled up like that!

  • Becca

    *collective awwws*

  • anise

    this is the best picture yet.

  • juli

    I have a picture of my two nephews, the small one tucked inside the tshirt of the big one and it is priceless. I have to see if I can find it and scan it and post it.

    I thought the interview was fine. You made it sound like Leta was a non-stop bubbling presence and I didn’t hear a peep. Did they edit her out or just run parts where she wasn’t a participant? Is there somewhere we can hear the whole thing, not just the excerpts they chose to use?

  • Katie

    Oh my gosh I love this photo. So adorable.

    My mom told me that when I was around the age that Leta is now, I looked exactly like my Dad – people would call me “Little Bob.” Now at age 27, people take a double take when I walk in the room because of the uncanny resemblance I have to my mother. I wonder if the same will be true for you and Leta?

  • Claude

    No worries, you sounded fine (and pretty much the way I thought you would) in the interview.

    Back when Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth and I did radio stuff in college, the compression would make my tenor voice even more tenor-y, unless I used this really old microphone; I think it dated back to the 1940s. Then I sounded sexier’n Barry White.

    Juli, I’d have to presume that NPR didn’t give anyone the raw audio. Even when I gave out copies of the interviews I did, they only got the finished product.

  • Suzanne

    our wee bundle o’ joy (yeah) starting gritting her teeth as soon as the first top sabre tooth came through. sends shivers up me spine. hopin’ leta finds something else to chew on other than her teeth…

  • Kari G.

    Love, love, love the picture. too damn cute. You are a lucky girl!
    Heard your interview – nice job. loved the dog park pics too – again too cute.

  • Cristin

    LOVE the picture! And, now that I finally figured out how to get the interview to play, I love that too!
    Great job Heather. After reading about the experience yesterday, I was expecting you to sound frazzled, but you are cool as a cucmber!
    My hubby wishes he had his camera around last night to catch me banging my forehead on the desk when I couldn’t get the clip to play. Who knew my pop-up blocker was getting in the way?

  • erin

    i heard you on the radio, too. i caught the part about the lady from delta and thought, “hmm, someone was just talking about this,” and then i remembered from where. i heard you! on npr! ha ha! just by happenstance, but i’m glad i did.

  • Ehle

    Whoa. Two-headed offspring of The Verb. Sweeeeet.

  • Hele

    He is cute blah blah blah she is cute too blah blah blah you are sooooo cute too.

    Oooooh what a cute family you are

    blah blah blah

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! boring comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • geeekgirl

    I really like Leta’s hat. Did you knit it?

  • feebs

    That is such an adorable photo!

    And the whole gritting the teeth thing….my 13 year old still grits his teeth while he sleeps….I can hear it sometimes from the other room and I swear it sounds like he is breaking his teeth…my teeth are hurting now just thinking about it…ugh!

  • Fish

    Jon looks kind of like he’s doing a dance number from Fiddler on the Roof, doesn’t he?

    “all day long I’d bitty bitty bum, if I were a wealthy man! Hey!”

    Right? Right?

    No? okay. sorry. maybe not.


  • Honey Bunny

    i seriously can’t take all this cute. STOP WITH THE CUTE!

  • Ashley

    It was SO worth turning off the firewall and sacrificing the protection of my computer just to see that sweet face!

  • Beth

    You’re right, Fish!

    “If I were a wealthy man!”

  • mrs. george #2

    If I were a wealthy man, HAHAHA!

  • honestyrain

    can he carry me in there too next time? gosh, wouldn’t that be lovely? sign me the hell up.

  • Martha

    Oh mygosh they are so cute!! I know about 70 pple have said it already, but I really mean it! They are!

  • becca

    This is my favorite photo so far.

  • Tracy

    Just occured to me to ask – what exactly is Jon doing in that picture… Blocking rain? Taking his jacket off the hard way? Hiding from the paparazzi?

  • lulu cornichon

    Yeah, Fish, like:
    “I just had that cute plumber here on a service call”

  • Girl.A

    No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service

  • lulu cornichon

    Non-stop flight with movie and lunch service.

  • lulu cornichon

    online porn= internet service provider

  • Krissy

    Oh my that is an adorable photo!

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    So I should stop telling people at work “I will be your server today”?

  • Sravana

    Very nice photo, and very nice interview, Heather. I should have known that you would have a sexy voice..

    Nice to know the background of your interview – did’ya fire the babysitter?

  • Girl.A

    I just bought some laxative for my cat. Turns out, the place I by pet products is also into service big-time:
    Dr. Foster and Dr. Smith have always believed that providing customers with superior service is the key to building loyal relationships.
    - 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    - 24/7 Customer Service Support
    - No Minimum Orders, No Extra Shipping Costs on most Heavy Items or Oversized Orders


  • JulieT


  • Mrs.Strizzay

    The service included a quiff and a queef. I tipped like crazy.

  • Home Detention Lady

    Jon got any single brothers? Where can I get a Jon, rather than a john? While on my way home from work last night, standing at the bus stop, a car of men asked me how much I cost. I said the F word a lot after that and they went bye-bye. So, I’m capable of picking up a john, but would prefer a Jon.

  • Sarah M

    That’s a very defining picture…i think. It looks like one of those photots where you get a glimpse of the features she will always have. She’s getting older isn’t she….

  • MrsDoF

    “Peek-a-boo, I see You” says Leta.

    If I remember correctly, one of the Dooce fans who lives in Kansas knitted Leta’s hat and sent it to the parcel receiving box. The one that allows the Armstrongs to keep their street address a bit more private.
    Fish, that makes reference for “being put out for stud service” as in a race horse no longer running in the Derby, but the bloodlines are impeccable, so keep the babies/winners coming.

  • Erika

    Heather – You make my day. I loved Dog Park – because I too know the pain of betrayal by ones furry companion. In truth, I think he (my schnauzer) is just a slut and can’t help himself. He loves the love, no matter where that love comes from…sigh.

  • Anita


    I could tell you were laughing at the end of the interview. But it seemed to fit right in, like “Neighbor Dude–don’t be stupid or you’re going to be dooced. I am the Dooce!”

  • Amanda B.

    Oh Fishypants. You quoted my favorite Jewish musical of all time. And all is right in the world again.

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    I presume you’re talking about “Phantom of the Opera”?

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    Or perhaps “Hair?”

  • Amanda B.

    No No, Dr. Fever. “Cats”! :)

  • Dazed & Confused

    Hey! Fish’s word definition and today’s inauguration kind of fit together! For the next four years, America’s going to be “serviced”!