• http://www.birdwellproductions.com/blog Birdy

    I LOVE your red shoes!! They are awesome!!

  • http://www.sanyasagar.com Sanya

    Those are some priceless pictures! I’d say that spending time with my grandfather was the most fun I had when I was a little girl. Of course, I’m still quite little, but now I have too much “teenager attitude” for him.

  • http://harlowandtheboys.blogspot.com greenthumb

    the last time I went dancing was at my 10 year reunion and I was drunk. I didn’t remember too much about the night, but someone did take photo’s and publish a reunion yearbook with me on the centerfold doing my “Dirty Diana” alla Michael Jackson moves. You can see why I eagerly await this August for my 20 year reunion. I’m dying to surpass that moment with something even better. Can I borrow Darrens Dance Moves?

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/fragilelily/ tigerlily

    That first picture [which, oddly, I viewed last] made me laugh the hardest. Perhaps because I basically do the exact same thing when I’ve been drinking. Ahhhh alcohol… how you never disappoint.

  • http://mrstalkington.blogspot.com Amybobamy

    I think the best part of this, is that Leta pooped and got her toes pulled.

    Well and drunk pictures are always great.

  • http://katehopeeden.blogspot.com katehopeeden

    I am totally jealous. I wanted to go tonight and see The Trews but for a multitude of reasons, I can not.
    Glad to hear that Leta is pooping. My mom swore by apple and white grape juice to get the poop moving.
    You know what though?
    If she has a hard time pooping, it could work to your benefit for potty training.
    My oldest daughter got constipated when I switched her to real milk and whenever she had to poop, she would lean up against the wall and contort her face to something similar to freddy kruger and I would always pick her up and take her to the little kid potty and sit and give her a book.
    She was potty trained before she was two!

  • http://www.golden-state.blogspot.com miss kendra

    i really wish i could have gone.

    stupid car accident and irs keeping me from doing crunk dane moves with internet stars!

  • http://jimbrodhead.typepad.com/ Jim Brodhead

    Funny…maybe it’s just my guy connected cluelessness but I never figured you for a monkey licker…sheesh…you think you know a little about a person and then “Booom!”, the illusions are shattered. Wonder what the church’s official “revealed wisdom” is on the subject of “simian slobber swapping”?

  • http://so.verycontrary.com/ Mary Craig

    Ha! Someone who’s an even bigger goober than me when drunk.

    I hope y’all had a good time the great state of Texas!

  • http://www.maniacaldays.blogspot.com Maniacal

    HA, I finally looked at the pictures! Looks like a good time! I love the ones from the balcony…..and Yea, he may have SAID he wasn’t embarrased…but don’t believe him!!!

  • http://www.poopandboogies.com William

    Look like a great time.

    Where I come from, the middle piggy has Roast beef. What does it have where you are from.

  • http://brewerburns.blogspot.com Jennifer

    Okay, those pictures are incredibly FUNNY. I’m sorry that you had to spend so much time vomiting and being hung over. That sucks.

  • http://islaygirl.typepad.com islaygirl

    thank God you’re back. i was having some serious withdrawl.

  • http://www.digitalpretzel.com fred

    i hope the money bought you breakfast.

  • http://www.digitalpretzel.com fred

    oopss.. i meant i hope the MONKEY bought you breakfast.

  • http://www.mamapajamahood.blogspot.com/ MamaPajama

    Did you meet Henry Rollins? You would definitely remember that no matter the circumstances – particularly if you knocked him out with your propellor arms along the way.

  • RzDrms

    that last link is “private.” ::pout::

  • lindsayc

    funny funny!

  • Be Still

    I think Austin inspires heavy drinking. It is so damn hot down there, it’s easy to put it away.

    Your podcast with Jason was very timely. I had just received my first troll comment on my blog. When you said someone had devoted an entire site to hating you, I realized that I should be so lucky! ;)

  • Teeny225

    Oh my word, I just about passed out laughing at that first photo of the propellor arms! There are many, many photos of me in that kind of state, but fortunately for me they don’t end up all over the internet (at least not to my knowledge). I guess that’s the price you pay for being a celebrity blogger…! I’m off work today with a stinking cold, so thanks for cheering me up!

  • Shana Banana

    HAHAHA! Im telling you, in a past life, me and you used to party together. It’s those drunken akward white people dance moves that make us special! Thanks for the laughs kiddo. Give that eatin’ poppin machine a big squeeze and zurburt her cheeks for me!

  • http://prodigiousdesign.com Mike from Austin

    Hi Heather,

    Great meeting you guys on Monday, too. That’s awesome how you were at the Velvet Spade! They are one of my web clients and a great bunch of folks over there. Looks like you enjoyed the 2 story patio and waterfall area…isn’t that place great?

    Glad you had such a great time in Austin!

  • http://herablehands.com/ Kelly Ferry

    Your dance photos look alarmingly like my high school yearbook photos of my “routine” for the Junior Miss Pageant. Except your clothes are much nicer than the black leotard and white ballet flats I wore. Much nicer.

  • http://unfinishedobject.blogspot.com Jenn

    ‘Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance, well they’re no friends of mine!

    Licking monkeys. Flailing arms. Alcohol fueled dancing. I’m jealous.

  • http://www.jolie1.blogspot.com jolie

    welcome back – I can’t wait to hear about the meet-up. I bet one of your rabin fans tried to pull your toes, non?

  • http://lawbrat.com lawbrat

    A grandfathers love is just so special. The poopy diapers are just an extra added bonus!

    Looks like you had a very fun time, let loose, and enjoyed!

    I’d like to add: I think its awesome that Jon can be home with you and Leta. The reduction in anxiety is so worth it. My kids are older than Leta, but when Phil is home its so much better. He’s like a dad to them (they have their own dad, and Phil dosent try to take that place), but he treats them as his own, takes care of them when i’m studying or taking a nap, and its just so nice to have that support.
    I’m very happy for you that you have more of Jon at home, and life just seems so much better for you. You just seem so much more relaxed and enjoying what life has given you!!
    Many hugs and love to you and your family.

  • http://weaverrantings.blogspot.com redheadwriter

    My three year old is exactly like Leta. He’ll eat anywhere and for anyone but me at home. And he never, ever poops (we’re on Day Three right now). I can’t count the number of poopy diapers I’ve brought in to be analyzed by his pediatrician … who simply tells me he’s just “that kind” of pooper.

  • http://babylaurenmiller.blogspot.com ieatcrayonz

    Party on, Heather. I love the pictures of the guy with the lipstick kiss in the background of the Mena Trott pix.

    Me thinks there may have been swinging involved at the par-tay.

  • http://nowseriously.blogspot.com LeafGirl77

    I can’t tell you how much I love those last two pics. There’s nothing like being ‘free’ on a dance floor.

    Looks like one hell of a good time.

    As for your dad playing with Leta’s toes, I hope my dad terrorizes my children in the pool like he did with me. The theme from Jaws will NEVER be the same.

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

    Heather, you don’t remember licking the monkey?

    I’ll bet the monkey remembers YOU. Don’t be surprised if you get flowers.

  • http://www.ticktockdesign.com davidhorn

    Oh my … is it like Elaine on Seinfeld? There’s some good round ups of SXSW out there – sounds like it was a great event. Welcome back!

  • http://www.meretrice.com Meretrice


    As the mother of a small child, take EVERY SINGLE opportunity to get away that you can. And just think of it, I bet some of that alcohol is a tax-deductable business expense.

    God bless the Internet


  • http://www.highlymoody.com/ mel

    I listened to the podcast from your panel over the weekend and it was really great!! Both you and kottke.org had me laughing outloud. great stuff!

  • Urs

    welcome back! i’ve missed your posts.

  • http://www.snickrsnack.com Snickrsnack Katie

    I have the same propellor arms as you – I have taken out a few people with my arms in the past.

    I am curious to know how the meet and greet went in Austin. I didn’t make it because I had to – gag – work. But I saw that there was even a small spot in the Austin Chronicle about your visit to Halcyon. I can only imagine the frenzy which took place!

    I love the story about Leta – the love between a granddaddy and his granddaughter is like no other. My dad, who was always sort of distant from us growing up, is like putty in the hands of my niece. I love seeing their interaction.

  • jacks

    Darrin’s Dance Grooves have truly been an inspiration for you!

  • kendall

    I reminded of a move I used to bust out at all my school dances- the sprinkler.

    Heather, you really know how to work it. Jon and Leta must be so proud.

  • http://www.karmajunkie.com karmajunkie

    It was really awesome meeting you guys Monday! Quite possibly the highlight of my spring break… You guys rock!

  • http://www.maniacaldays.blogspot.com Maniacal

    I’ve always had a thing with toes….they kinda freak me out…..but for some reason little baby/toddler toes are soooo cute! Glad you had a good (too good?) tme at the confrence. I’m gonna go listen to your speach right now.

  • http://mahangu.org lastnode

    It’s funny, I’m just listening to your keynote right now. :) Great talk, I learnt a lot about how you blog, which is cool, after reading Dooce for years. I always felt you approached the site like a column, and it’s nice to finally have that confirmed.

    Btw, the last photo link doesn’t send me through. I think you may have set it to Friends & Family only, or something.

  • http://gracedavis.typepad.com/i_am_dr_lauras_worst_nigh/2006/03/sorry_to_have_t.html Grace D

    I came close to crying when I saw all those moms with their babies in frontpacks, waiting to meet you at Halcyon. There was so much affection for you, and you gave it right back to everyone. In a word – rad.

    Now that all of this is over, I can tell you that I was packing some heat in case some stalker dared to fuck with you. You’re welcome.

  • http://brewedstrongdaily.blogspot.com espressobean04

    So glad you had a great trip! Thanks for sharing the photos. :o )

  • http://geekymom.blogspot.com Laura

    I’m still recovering myself. On the plane, I had a ginger ale, some peanuts and tylenol all lined up on the tray.

    It was great hearing you speak.

  • http://www.postednote.com eddeaux

    so glad you were able to experience Texas in such a great way. Austin is awesome, next time come to Dallas and we’ll show you a good time.

  • http://CartwheelsAtMidnight.blogspot.com CartwheelsAtMidnight

    How much fun was THAT!

    Damn with the living vicariously. It sucks.

  • gabip

    OK Heather, you have sooooo many talents, the writing, the photography, the ability to make us laugh….but alas, girlfriend cannot dance. Elaine, I mean Heather, two out of three isn’t bad.

  • http://wendymacblogs.blogspot.com Wendy Mac

    Ha ha ha ha! Heather, you totally crack me up!

    I love the way you dance, you are just so darn cute.

    No wonder Jon loves you so much.

  • whisper_lover

    My heart did a little flutter-thing when I saw that Leta was stringing together subjects and verbs…just wanted to let you know! She’s so adorable.

    Hahahaaa…the thought of your bodily-functions-phobia dad changing Leta’s diaper multiple times made me laugh so hard! Just desserts!

    Oh, and, of course…beautiful dance moves…you’re gorgeous!

  • http://august8th.net laurie

    looks like ya’ll had an awesome time!

  • http://ecined.blogspot.com/ Denice

    Are you sure you want to own a couch passed down from a parent? For sure, for sure?