• http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Still not letting it go. . .

    And what kind of prize do you get at the Diva Cup for a hole in one?

  • http://alliteration.org Liz

    Aww…sweet :)

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Not letting it go. . .

    The Diva Cup. . .sounds like a golf tournament for bitchy singers.

  • Big Gay Sam (yet again)

    RazDreams said at 07:22AM, 02.07.2005:
    (i was guessing, not demanding.)
    …………………………

    I still want ice cream. ;op

    damnit. now I’m going to have to go off my diet and buy some ice cream. *sigh*

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Do you think vampires do Jell-O shots in Diva Cups?

  • RazDreams

    (i was *guessing*, not demanding.)

  • http://www.smockblog.com Jules

    lol.. it’s probably wrong to laugh at cassandra’s mistake post, huh?
    heh, i can’t help it tho..
    (:3

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    I’d like a Diva Cup of ice cream. . .raspberry ripple, please.

  • Hey!

    Hey! The Christian Science Monitor has a whole article on doocing, and they don’t even mention Dooce! What is this?

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0207/p13s01-wmgn.html

  • RazDreams

    new pic? maybe nature-related???

  • http://www.biggaysam.blogspot.com Big Gay Sam (again)

    hmm… didn’t realize Dooce as an “on demand” feature.

    In that case, I want more ice cream. yeah that’s it. more ice cream. ;)

  • http://www.biggaysam.blogspot.com Big Gay Sam

    Do we have a future Elizabeth Taylor here with those dazzling eyes? Except of course without all the husbands, and wrinkles, and subpoenas..

    Of course when she grows up she can join some new age fundamentalist religion that practices polyandry. But that’s an aggravation you can worry about in the future. :o p

  • RazDreams

    DEAR ABBY,

    I NEED YOUR ADVICE. DID YOU PAY A LOT FOR THOSE AWESOME WOOD FLOORS?
    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
    RAZDREAMS

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Okay, folks, if the Diva Cup is like religion. . .please don’t hold it against me if I don’t stick around for communion!

  • http://www.nordensved.com Nicole

    GNA GNA GNA

  • http://pickyeater.blogspot.com Rachel

    Heather, Leta is probably the cutest baby I have ever seen and my parents both come from gigantic Catholic families that make the Mormons look like breeding amateurs. So I know from cute babies!

    I’m also chiming in on the Diva Cup love, although I’ve had mine for years and years since it was known as “The Keeper.” Once you get it, it’s like religion. Worth a shot, anyway.

  • CASSANDRA

    OH GOD ONE MORE THING PLEASE DONT POST MY EARLIER RANK. MY MAN READS THIS. OOPS

  • CASSANDRA

    HEATHER,
    YOU HAVE AN AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER. LIKE YOU NEVER HEAR THAT. mY GEEK BOYFRIEND HAD TO RUB IN THE FACT THAT SOMEONE HAD BEATEN MY MAIN MAN NEIL GAIMAN OUT IF FIRST PLACE FOR THE BOB AWARDS. NO ONE CAN TOUCH MY NEIL AND SO AFTER MY BOTFRIEND LINKED TO YOU AND STARTED LAUGHING OUT OF CONTROL AND RAVING ABOUT HOW CUTE YOUR LETA IS I HAD TO TAKE A PEEK, A SMALL ONE. I KNOW NOW WHY YOU ARE THE BOB DIVA. YOU ARE REAL AND WRITE ABOUT LIFE. A LIFE THAT FEW GET TO EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR OWN. YOU HAVE A RAW HUMOR AND SO MUCH LOVE IN YOUR LIFE- AND YOU KNOW THIS AND ARE THANKFUL. YOU MAKE ME MISS NOT HAVING CHICK FRIENDS. I DON’T DID CHICKS. IF I CAN’T FART AND BURP WHEN I WANT YOU ARE NO GOOD TO ME. YOU CAN FART IN MY HOUSE ANYTIME. i TELL MY MAN THAT IF I EVER HAVE TO SLUM THE BARS AGAIN IN A SINGLE LIFE I AM GOING TO SAVE MYSELF TIME BY PRINTING MY OWN BUISNESS CARD TO HAND OUT. THEY WILL READ:

    MY NAME IS CASSANDRA.I HAVE
    ALREADY DIVORCED ONE MAN.I DO
    NOT WEAR MAKEUP ON DAYS I DO NOT WORK. I LOVE TO BURP, FART, AND PICK MY NOSE.SHAVING OF BODY HAIR IS DEPENDANT ON MY MOOD AND TEMPERATURE OUTSIDE. YOU WON’T BE GETTING LAID UNTIL YOU PROVE THAT YOU WORSHIP ME. IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED FEEL FREE TO CALL ME.

    I AM NOT JUST WRITING TO TELL YOU HOW ENTERTAINING YOUR BLOG IS, I WAS HOPING TO GET SOME REAL ADVICE FROM A STRONG WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH THE MARRIAGE BABY THING ALREADY. HOW DID YOU KNOW JOHN WAS THE ONE FOR YOU. CONTEPLATING AND AGONIZING OVER WHAT SEEMS TO BE SUCH A SIMPLE QUESTION SUCH AS “WANT TO GET HITCHED” HAS CAUSED ME TO LOOSE SLEEP. MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT IS THAT THE SEX IS (ON A SCALE FROM 1-5) WELL, A 2 AT MOST. BEYOND THAT HE IS WONDERFUL. WENT TO HARVARD, STARTED IS OWN ISP AND IS THE ULTIMATE COMPUTER GEEK. VERY MATURE WITH FINANCES AND MONEY. ALWAYS HAS GOOD SOUND ADVICE.HE’S THERE WHEN I NEED HIM AND IS ABLE TO GIVE ME MY OWN SPACE WHEN I NEED THAT. HE IS KIND, WE NEVER FIGHT,LOVES THE CHEESY THINGS I DO FOR HIM AND IS SLOWLY LEARNING HOW TO CHEESE ME BACK.AS A TEAM WE ARE CHAMPIONS OF TRIVIAL PURSUIT. HE BASICALLY COMPLETES ME.YIN TO YANG AND ALL THAT JAZZ, BUT HE DOESN’T BLOW MY SOCKS OFF. AM I SELFISH TO GIVE UP SECURITY AND COMFORT TO FIND MY “SOULMATE?” OR AM I SELFISH TO GIVE UP THE CHANCE OF FINDING THAT SOULMATE FOR SECURITY AND COMFORT? DO SOULMATES EXIST? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CASSANDRA

  • http://ilitafire.blogspot.com DC Q & A

    *Um, about the cup thing, how do you know it’s in the right place?*

    You fold it in half to insert (it’s soft and pliable) and then once it’s in, you feel it open up. You then turn it to make sure it’s all the way open and secure. Easy-peasy. I’ve never had one leak, and I’ve been using it for over a year.

    *I’m skeptical though because I have “the cycle from Hell” most months.*

    From their site:
    The DivaCupâ„¢ works very well for women with light or heavy flows. The DivaCupâ„¢ holds one full ounce and the average women only flows about three to four ounces in her entire cycle. For most women the cup is not even half full after 12 hours.

    That said, if your cycle is heavier, you just change it mid-day or however often. You’ll be able to *see* how often you need to change it, so just change if often the first cycle as you’re getting used to it.

    *I probably will never use it. It kind of freaks me out that I will have to be reaching up in there…lol*

    You may not have to. The bottom of mine sits right at the opening, so there’s not reaching up in. For me, it’s very much like removing a tampon, but not as uncomfortable.

    *I’ve never used the Diva, but I did try an American version called the Tassette (French for “little cup”) years ago. What they don’t tell you is that when you pull it out, it often goes sploosh! and some (or all) of its contents splash out and stain your
    fingers, your clothes, the floor, etc.*

    I’ve been using the DC for over a year and have never had it do that. Maybe it’s a Tassette thing?

  • Lisa

    Last night I dreamed that Leta was my daughter. You’ve managed to produce such a gorgeous baby, you lucky woman you! :-)

    BTW, I swear by the Diva Cup. No more money wasted every month!

  • http://www.nordensved.com Nicole

    *raising hand*

    I use the Instead cups too. Or I will once I get my period again – birthed a baby on Tuesday, so no time soon I’m guessing, but someday I’ll be back to the Insteads. Never going back to tampons GNA GNA GNA the dry pull.

  • tickled

    Miz Striz–yeah, it’s the dumping that’s the problem.

    I’ve never used the Diva, but I did try an American version called the Tassette (French for “little cup”) years ago. What they don’t tell you is that when you pull it out, it often goes sploosh! and some (or all) of its contents splash out and stain your
    fingers, your clothes, the floor, etc.

    The instructions on the Diva site state primly that for use in
    a public washroom, “simply remove the cup, empty the contents and use a dry or damp
    tissue to clean the cup and reinsert.” Oh yeah, simple. Even if you don’t spill the stuff all over, what about your bloodstained fingers? Just trot out to a sink and hose ‘em off while little pink rivers form in the basin and bystanders look on in horror….

  • Henryk_DTG072115KFEB05

    Mrs.Strizzay, I have seen it happen!

  • a new one

    i don’t get it.

    are there any people in the US (or is it just utah) who are really THAT cliché-dumb-conservative-puritan-repressed-whatever-stupid as to think a woman has to hide the fact she uses tampax? PLEASE. we bleed. every month. tampax is the BEST invention ever. no, really. shout it out loud, for God’s sake! TAMPAX! or o.b. or whatever. it’s NO different than buying bread or milk or anything.

    greetings from an astonished european (PS: i love your writing)

  • http://thefathousewife.blogspot.com/ Mrs.Strizzay

    All I know is if I have to “dump it out” it is NOT for me. MMkay.

  • jo-annep

    just saying hello

  • Lala

    Oh no. There are no light days in my world. It’s either all or nothing, like a faucet. The little bitty ones are kinds cute, though they have no utility whatsoever.

  • http://shiz.typepad.com/ Shiz

    I knew a girl who used a cup called the keeper, and she loved it.

    But then, she and I have some differences. I don’t doubt the greatness of the cup, I’m just not into it myself.

    And why don’t y’all move somewhere not plagued by dry cold and static? I’ve lived there done that and now I AM FREE. You too, can be free, indeed.

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    Danielle–I do see the similarities!

  • http://www.veryzen.blogspot.com Amanda B.

    Bucky- that’s what I’m afraid of.

    Danielle- geeeee thaaaanks. Now I have to go fetal for a half hour while singing “Celebration”.

  • http://www.anybodysguess.blogspot.com CanadianAmy

    Bucky Four, I just spit me lime diet coke all over the floor.
    Good one.

  • Dana Brambley

    Hello, gorgeous!

  • Cristin

    Amanda, I just checked out that divacup site too. I tried the instead ones a few years ago and HATED them, but this does look better. 12 month guarantee, so maybe…

  • http://www.danielleblog.com Danielle

    So, I was watching Girl With a Pearl Earring last night (FYI it is on HBO this month), and Leta definitely has the moist lower lip and position down pat. The look in her eyes is rather similar too.

    (note: I forget who weirds out about the word moist (Amanda B? Girl.A.?) but I put it in here just for you)

    Here is the pic from the movie for a comparison, but you really have to see the scene where Vermeer (the artist) keeps making her wet her lower lip to see the similarity.

    http://tinyurl.com/369zk

    And anyone who hasn’t seen it who loves color &/or art and photography, it is visually stunning.

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Amanda B., are you saying your cup runneth over?

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    Maybe I will have to give “Instead” a try again. Perhaps I judged it too quickly? And maybe Gross Anatomy desensitized me since I last used one.

  • http://www.dooce.com Amanda B.

    Sara- I am amazed at what my body can do. I’m amazed that I don’t have to have a transfusion once a month. Seriously, it’s scary. It’s not gross, just disconcerting. :)

    I like the idea of the cup though, I may have to try it.

  • http://figgis.blogspot.com laura

    Aww leta little frog, your so cute.. keep up the good work with the great photos :-)

  • http://www.eds.org/~gypsyfae Renae

    She is a freakin’ DOLL!
    And I love your wedding ring. :-)

  • Cumbustible Huxtable

    Very cute. I’ve grown so accustomed to her face I’ve named both her cheeks, Stevie and Wonder. Going to stay away from the cup talk. Its way over my head. (wincing in disgust)

  • http://spuriousplum.blogspot.com Superplum

    The Diva Cup is the shizz. Got it before a camping trip once and I’ve never looked back.

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com Relentless Christian Amber

    I had never heard of the diva cup until I read today’s comments. I did a search on it because I was still a little confused about how it works.

    I probably will never use it. It kind of freaks me out that I will have to be reaching up in there…lol

    Anyways, I have had the same problem with being shocked at Target. Maybe there is some weird conspiracy going on.

    Anyway, Leta is beautiful as ever. I can’t believe how much she has grown.

    Love in Christ,
    Amber <><

  • http://pixydust.net Yajaira

    Awww…she has such beautiful eyes :) . Happy Belated Birthday, Leta!

  • http://www.smockblog.com jules

    I have a whole box of insteads under my sink.. they n ever felt like they were in right and tho they are safer, I stillthinkt hey were more messy and kinda disgusting to remove,, i always ended up having to take a shower afterwards.. but maybe i’m just a clumsy instead remover

  • http://www.mycircuslife.com Circus Kelli

    Ugh… such a Mommy weekend… Lovely Little Leta Lady picture… MUST. SQUISH. FACE. AND. KISS. CHUBBY. CHEEKERS.

  • sara

    Didn’t read all the comments, so forgive me if I’m repeating…

    April, you can just dump them in the toilet and reinsert w/o rinsing. But they hold a lot, so really, you shouldn’t need to change them while out. Most people can do the whole day, or at least just empty it before they walk out of the house.

    Other people I know use the Instead, which you can wash and reuse for your whole cycle, but throw out and get another one from your purse if you are out and have to change it. Of course, you can use one Instead a day if washing it out bothers you.

    It can be hard to learn to use them. If you have used a diaphram (sp?), it will prolly be a no-brainer. If not, it may take some practice. You will know if it is in correctly because it will leak every where if it isn’t.

    An added bonus is most people can have sex while using these.

    Honestly, I can’t imagine being repulsed by something so natural. Is it pretty? Nah – but it’s your body – be amazed at what it can do.

  • april

    About this cup thing, what about when you are in a public restroom. Do you have to leave the stall to wash it?

  • http://www.dooce.com Amanda B.

    Hmmm. Those Diva Cuppy things look pretty neat. I’m skeptical though because I have “the cycle from Hell” most months.

    Tiffany- your photos are really gorgeous.

  • tk

    Great picture of little Leta.

    Hilarious tampon story!!!

  • http://eyesaverted.blogspot.com/ Wicked H

    Beautiful Little Lady, Frog Princess.

    Long may she rein!