The Master and his little Grasshopper

  • Annejelynn

    Very, very awesome photo of the dahling Armstrongs! very frame-worthy – you guys better blow that one up and frame it, good and solid shot. We can see the love (love for each other and snowboarding)!

  • Cleo

    And the scary thing is that Leta’s the product of *marital* sex.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    Hey Heather, nice rug. Hope the dog isn’t greasing it.

  • Graygirl

    Lawbrat….believe me there comes a time when you push them out and change the locks!!!!

  • carolina

    very nice picture…you guys both look so happy

  • Sarah M

    This doesn’t sound right, but your husband is delicious Heather. You are very lucky. Where do you find men like that!

  • RazDreams

    Self-Portrait Day Today (thanks to Mihow and Amanda B.!): **

    Mihow and Toby’s site is becoming world-renowned! :-)

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    In Utah

  • Annejelynn

    I’ll have you all know that I’m presently NOT at work – I’m on VACATION, yet I told my boyfriend, after he says with utter confusion “what are you doing?” seeing me log online…”I have to see the new Leta newsletter.”
    See that? not ‘I want’ but ‘I have to.’

    I am sooo hooked…and in love w/ Leta. After nearly 2 weeks of Leta-withdrawl, ahhhh…the newsletter arrives, absolutely steeped in love and cuteness.

  • Goose

    jp, the video did the trick. I’ll be doing the Bucky-christened “curly shuffle” until I meet a man in Utah and marry him.

  • La Pixiatrix

    I love the letter to Leta.

    The last lines were so powerful “And while this thrills me, makes my heart sing bass lines and soar with pride that you are your own soul, I can’t help but start to think, my God, slow down. Don’t go so fast. Stay.”

    That feeling, I can imagine it so well. I don’t have kids and that feeling of losing someone is so scary. My good friend says you fall in love so many times over with your kids, each iteration of the same kid at different stages, that you have to say goodbye all the time. And that sometimes you feel sad. But at the same time so proud and filled with excitement and hope for what they will become and do in their lives.

    I’m not sure my heart could take it all. But I will cheer others on.

    Go Dooce and John and Leta

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    The ‘curly shuffle’ is the best way to lead a fulfilling yet uncomplicated life.

    That’s all I have to say about that.

    Striz — are those diapers for the kids or for you? This makes a difference in my measurement of the sexiness of the situation.

  • cat

    Aaaaw… You say it perfectly. Love the pix.

  • Mrs.Strizzay


  • Circus Kelli

    LaPix – your good friend is completely right. As are you, it’s not easy for a mother’s heart to take.

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    I totally feel you on the passive behavior of grandparents while they watch their darling grandchildren detroy a restaurant. My folks just think it’s precious when my kids are hurling edamame at the poor elderly couple at the next table and seeing who can get the soy sauce bottle into their ass the fastest.

    I’m like, “Mom! Dad! Do something!”

    I feel your pain, babe. Belee’ dat!

  • red

    TRANCE — thanks! i have never even thought to look there. abercrombie has some really long lengths, but their jeans are $100 – that’s crazy to me!

  • Laurie

    My boyfriend’s suggestion to encourage teenagers to wait (or at least practice safe sex) is to show them a episiotomy. “15 year olds will NEVER want to hit it after that”

    sigh.. 5 years and he still manages to really gross me out.

  • YetAnotherTallGirl

    I’m 6’1″ and get most of my pants at JCrew–35″ inseams! Also, GAP has great longs and you can order extra-longs online.

  • Meggan

    Okay, so I know I’m a little late to the game, but I’d like to say that this is an awesome photo of Heather and Jon. I’d totally frame it if I were them.

    The Leta newsletter was good too; my favorite picture is the last one. So cute!

  • CanadianAmy

    I am 5’2″ but I am only a head with legs, no torso, so I have to shop at Tall Girl. IT’s weird, zipping up your pants under your neck and going out, and sometimes I get uncomfortably close to the toilet seat, but oh well.

  • as an arrow

    I am not gay or anything, but god I think you are SOOOO foxy!

  • greenthumb

    Canadian Amy, good one!!! my brother and I are the same height (6’4″) and he has 32″ inseam and I have a 35″ inseam…he’s all torso.

  • TexaRican

    Dr. Johnny-
    First of all, I will be sending you a cleaning bill for the silk blouse that I snarfed caramel macchiato ALL OVER while reading your blog. Luckily, I managed to save my keyboard from damage, or that would have been added to your bill. That blog o’ yours is writin’ checks ya ass can’t cash!

    Second, soy sauce? I thought A1 was the ass marinade of choice.

  • CanadianAmy

    Well Greenthumb, we could go out and we could pretend that I am your little daughter.

    I always have tall friends. They stick up for me pretty good.

  • JP

    My first child was the epidome of goodness and light and was the bright light at the end of the tunnel for helping those couples sitting on the edge of wanting to procreate…she made them want to “do it” right there so they could have a “Paige” too.

    My second child is the POSTER CHILD for having SAFE SEX.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Old Navy does have some nice tall girl jeans, as does Abercrombie. But yes, Abercrombie is exorbitantly priced, so I usually stick to the Gap and Old Navy. It used to be hard for me when I was a size zero to find anything my size that was long enough, but nowadays they make really small sizes really long because they realize that not all tall chicks are not fat. I used to find jeans that were long enough but were like a size 20. I am a size 4 now and sometimes my jeans are too long! Damn, I am almost 6 feet tall!!!

  • LisaV

    Oh my god, I hate it when they learn about gravity. Or maybe they are learning about mommy being their personal damn slave. Eighteen months is about the time we had to quit taking ours out to eat anywhere where the waitresses had all their teeth. By the time they can go back to places with clean forks, they are too old to want to be seen with you.

  • G-dawg

    Any IT peeps in the house? I need to find out a way for the IT Dept. to not be able to keep track of the sites I visit. I work for some corporate hoo-has who don’t let you have any fun.

  • JessicaRabbit

    I have a 3 year old niece and a 14 and a 13 year old, boys. They spend alot of time with her as she comes to stay with us alot. She is way the best birth control ever. They can’t play video games while she is here. I say Gee imagine if you had your own. They shudder in fear and horror. Its great.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    I meant to say not all tall chicks are fat, not “not fat”. I am still asleep I think.

  • MrsDoF

    There was one time when Husband and I were sitting in a McD’s, just the two of us, meeting for lunch.
    Next booth were some students from the high school and one of the girls had one of those “real baby” dolls which are supposed to show teenagers how hard it is care for an infant. The thing was howling, yet she ignored it. The key dangled from a strap on her wrist.
    Over the back of the seat, Husband mentioned perhaps she was supposed to be tending to the “child” (gawd, it was more annoying than any teething baby of my own).
    She retorted that “It is just defective or something–no baby cries so much”
    He answered “Yes, when they are sick or frustrated, they can carry on for hours”
    She muttered something about “Never having any brats, Ever” and finally picked it up and twisted the key roughly. It got quiet, but the sleeping mode light did not come on.
    Chalk one up for the practice dummy.

  • Trance

    Red, I think anyone who pays 100 bucks for jeans needs to have their head examined. They also need to send me money, because apparently they have it coming out of their asses.

    Canadian Amy, you must look like Homestar Runner. LOL

  • Mary In Sacramento



  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    That depends on what sort of system they have, but I always cover my tracks by going into Tools, Internet Options, and deleting files, cookies, and clearing the history. When you clear the history they can’t see where you have been, but some corporate hoo ha’s have sneaky ways of finding this stuff out even when you think you are covering your trail.

  • kel-bel

    *wow.* everyone had an early night.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Homestar Runner Rules!

  • Kendra in T-Bay

    Possibly last??

  • g-dawg

    I clear out those things all the time. They have some sort of system that tells them the site, the kind of site, and how long you were on it. Nazi-like, I know.

  • Trance

    I love Strongbad. The e-mail, the e-mail, a-a-the e-mail.

  • kristine

    Perfect picture!

  • g-dawg

    It seems like some of youz guyz are on here all day and I’m assuming you’re “working” as well. Ever get busted?

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    What is this, Big Brother? That is really creepy. I don’t think my company has that because they would have freaked out long ago. I am on Dooce for 90 percent of the day.

  • CanadianAmy

    who is homestar runner?

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    I have had close calls, g-dawg, but no one has ever said anything. I have two attorneys that work right behind me that can see my screen if they wanted to, but I try and minimize the screen when they are lurking around. They aren’t my bosses so I doubt they give a rat’s ass.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work
  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    I can’t believe you don’t know him, Canadian Amy. Very funny website.

  • Dang Cold..

    “Canadian Amy, you must look like Homestar Runner” LMAO!!

    Pricey clothing does suck but I sometimes overcompensate for the trauma of the ‘bully magnet’ brand name clothing my mother dressed me in when I was a kid. I sometimes splurge on stuff if I like it and want it. Not wrong to spoil yourself once in a blue moon.

  • greenthumb

    DC: I’m with you on that one. My only issue now is that now that I’m shacked up living in sin, my mid section is expanding and I get full on depressed when I shop. Used to love Banana Republic, but they design for those skinny bitches that I used to be.

    SKINNY BITCHES…you hearin’ me B.R.?

  • saralynnmo

    I’m with you, DangCold. Nothing wrong with getting something nice every now and then.