• http://www.doubledanger.com Shala

    Congratulations on the book!

    We watch Rob and Big faithfully and I totally understand those moments of laughing until you can’t breathe. I love how bitchy Little Bitty Mini Horse can be!

  • SAE

    I love you

  • http://www.andnoplacetogo.com Erica

    Congratulations! I’m totally over here doing “big airplane arms” on your behalf.

  • http://www.theburbblog.com Kat @ The Burb Blog

    Congrats on finishing! I’ve never had the opportunity to leave a comment on here before but I wanted to let you know I read your blog most days and I love it! I’m working my way through the archives and I cannot wait for the next book! Oh, and I think you are my slightly older, much better looking, much more maternal sister.

    We have a lot in common yet we have nothing in common! Keep on keepin’ on!

  • Rachel

    Falling bacon? WHAT?!?! Can you please come dance on my front lawn? Congrats on the book. I will be ordering myself a copy shortly.

  • Kim

    Wow! Can’t wait to read your book.

    On another note, I had a dream last night that an old boyfriend came to visit me and he brought me a giant plate of bacon. What does this mean? And then you were doing the ‘bacon dance’ in your kitchen. This is is too weird. No? A sign, maybe.

  • http://misstraceynolan.blogspot.com misstraceynolan

    Cannot WAIT to read that book!

  • pnutsugar

    Congrats on the book and can’t wait to read it!

    I have the episode when they build Mini Horse the little stable in the backyard on my iPod…I watch it in airports when I’m bored and let the other people wonder what the hell I’m laughing about. I SO wand a sidekick like Big Black.

    Then my daughter bought last season on DVD…that’s how she spends her college loan money. Wise choice.

  • Jeff


    But you totally lost all cool points by making me listen to ANYTHING by Enrique Iglesias.

  • http://www.pinkbunnyears.com Wine Dog

    Congratulations on your accomplishment. May your editor use the pen sparingly. Your work is brilliant, as is.

    And I’d be careful with the sparklers, scarred boobs, not cute.

  • http://www.jillshalvis.com/blog Jill S.

    My first response is I WISH I WAS DONE WITH MY BOOK TOO, but no. I have two weeks left before my looming deadline.

    But really, I just want to say I love Rob And Big, and when my phone rings, my tone is their theme song. “Let me tell you about my best friend . . . “

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE ROB AND BIG … my fav episode was the Kashi Good Friends cereal episode … and the swimming pool episode with the surveillance and the net gun … and when the turtle slide down the staircase. Fantastic!

  • Andie Grace

    Yeah, what they all said: congratulations, you’re my hero, et cetera. Wow!

  • Niffer

    Congratulations Heather. How hard was it to get that llama smell off your face?

    I love Rob and Big, which is why I probably also love you and your 14 year old husband.

  • Jeanette M.

    DO WORK Heather!!!!!!

  • http://www.republicofdogs.net Adorable Girlfriend


  • http://icantbelieveanyonewouldwanttoreadthis.blogspot.com/ Tami W

    I am 48 years old. A couple of weekends ago Rob, (of “Rob & Big” fame) opened a new skate clothing store on Melrose in L.A. My 25 year old nephew and I stood in line for 3 hours so that we could meet Rob and they cut the line off right in front of us. Our lovely parting gift for having stood im line for so long was: A pair of summer socks.

    If I had a net gun I would have shot it at the guard at the front door!

    Long live the mini horse!

  • Liz

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the final product at a bookstore near me.

  • http://patti-cakes.blogspot.com/ Patti

    Busy adding that to my DVR list . . .


  • Kristine

    Hi Heather,

    Congratulations on that major accomplishment! That’s huge.

    My travel agent told me about your blog and I was instantly addicted…and I do mean to the point of doing nothing but reading your entire blog from past to present for the past 2 weeks straight while I’m at work! Yes…addicted! (I am in a boring job at the moment).

    You’re an amazing writer but even more a great person and you and Jon have an absolutely precious daughter. I cannot wait to read your book.

    I am so glad you brought up Rob & Big as I am so in love with this show. I cannot get enough of it(that and the Hills). Probably one of my favorite episodes was when Big decided he needed to lose weight and they couldn’t find a scale large enough to register his weight so they drove on down to the recycling center! Absolutely hilarious and if anyone ever knew I watched these ridiculous shows it would probably totally change their view of me but that shit is funny!

    I continue to enjoy youg blog. Keep up the fantastic work and kudos to you.

    Anytime you’re down in Atlanta, let me know.

  • Kerstin

    You’re doing amazing things, you know that!?!
    Who DOESN’T want to write a book – but how many people actually got what it takes to do it?! Not that many.
    I certainly don’t. Even though (from what I know about you by now)you have had a lot of difficulties in your life, you pull through it and come out gracefully and do YOUR STUFF. Congrats!

  • http://www.lovemaegan.com M.

    it’s a good show, you have a good life. Congrats on turning in your manuscript -what a relief. Now, go do nothing and enjoy it. That’s an order.

  • http://www.lifeisnuts.blogspot.com Nytro

    Congrats! My dog thinks bacon falls from the sky when she eats out of the litter box… it’s the only thing that will kill the stench of her kitty litter breath.

    I may be going about this the wrong way…

  • Kim

    I want a marriage like that. It’s how it’s suppose to be.

  • http://fiveblondes.com Erica


    And thanks for the sparklers idea. Made a mental note tagged with “Awesome” and “Dooce”.

  • GaullyGirl

    Rob & Big is the best show ever.

    For as long as I’ve read your site (since ’02), your only difference from Rob & Big is you so entirely would have bourbon in your fridge and not Bud Light.

  • http://www.moonpie-designs.blogspot.com Steph

    Congrats on getting the book to the editor! How exciting!

    Don’t be surprised if I show up on your doorstep with a bucket to catch the falling bacon.

  • Courtney

    I love Rob and Big. I saw that episode a few weeks ago and immediately started playing Enrique! I act like that all of the time in my car and I have my 3 kids dancing along also. Of course my 13 yr old is too cool but the others love it.

    Congrats on your book!

  • http://frettingthesmallstuff.typepad.com Andrea

    Congratulations! And as someone who has a sense of humor of a 12 (or 14) year old boy, I can totally relate.

  • http://www.karenrivers.com Karen Rivers

    The best part about writing any book is the day after you’ve finished it. The freedom, that amazing incredible freedom to do what you would have done anyway but without the guilt. It’s kinda like the writer-equivalent of a thrill sport — pushing and pushing and pushing to meet the terrifying deadline and the euphoria of the adrenalin rush that comes with the end of it all. Or something like that. Enjoy! And congratulations. I’m looking forward to reading the book.

  • Swedish person in Arkansas

    That was good. That was a really good post! And yes, here’s a hug and a big smile, and hopes that bacon does fall from the sky for you :)

  • http://web.mac.com/ameliaville ameliaville

    Thank you so much for calling attention to Rob & Big as being the best show ever.

    We cannot get enough of it either…every time we watch it we talk about WHAT on EARTH that show pitch must have been like to MTV!?! How much we want to go and hang out with them! What must get left on the cutting room floor!?!
    Why did they let minihorse sleep in the house the first night!?! How do we get our hands on a net-gun!?! OH and how much we want our car to have that matte/non-shiny look to it! so special.

    also, nice job! now you can spend hours vegging out sans guilt to this: flickrvision.com

  • http://goodbyeweightin2008.blogspot.com/ ML

    Congratulations, new book to look forward to, yipee!

    I think the only episode I watched was the one with the miniture horse.

  • http://www.sensiblysassy.blogspot.com Sarah

    I imagine it is similar to the feeling I get after my last final, times a hundred!

  • Kristen


  • stacie

    yay! i’m not the only one – over 13 – who watches “Rob & Big.” I was even watching the mini-marathon the other day. I love you guys, thanks – now I don’t feel all alone. (:

  • http://www.yardsnacker.com Yardsnacker

    I love you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=539966351 Nikki

    Congratulations on finishing! I can’t wait for the finished finished product.

    Rob&Big is my favorite show as well. It’s so much my favorite show that I refrained from writing a strongly worded letter about the DVD packaging being my least favorite kind for fear of a backlash.

    Someday I will learn about punctuation and its many virtues.

    So, again, congratulations on your accomplishments of a finished manuscript and stellar taste in semi-reality programming. :) My favorite episode is the one with Bobby Light and the rap video.

  • http://surrenderdorothy.typepad.com Rita Arens

    Yes, I do know this feeling. I can’t imagine what it would be like to have my spouse participating in my madness, though. I’m sure there are pros and cons, but I would so love to not feel so isolated during this process.

    Congratulations, you!

  • Lisa Lou

    Congratulations, Heather. Be very good to yourself–get a pedicure, a massage, drink expensive tequila. You deserve it.

  • http://nohipsters.blogspot.com Molly

    Congrats on getting the llama off your face. And on the falling bacon.

    Oh, and on the book. Awesome.

  • HeatherO

    Holy $hitballs what a March you are having between seeing the ExVP, SXSW and a manuscript. Whoudathunkit!!

    Many hugs and green with envy the day after St Patty’s day. Please tell me you had a hangover from all this celebrating.

  • sasha


    Face-sitting llama?

    Bacon falling from the sky?

    If your manuscript is filled with imagery like this it cannot possibly fail!

    And just in case you don’t open comments again in the next couple of weeks: Happy Zombie Jesus Day!

  • http://aintitfunny-rhonda.blogspot.com/ Rhonda

    I am so excited to know that another grown-up loves Rob & Big as much as I do. I try to convince all my 30-something friends to watch, and they all act like I am crazy. Oh, except for the one chick at book club who had the nerve to act like Rob should be spending his money for “the better good” rather than on entertaining us with his mini horse or trying to break 20 Guiness World Records. SHAH!

  • Ian

    Congrats! love your blog and am amazed at your photographic skills.
    Also, i love Rob and Big, One of my favorites on TV. I am a 38 yr. ex-skater who now lives dangerously via R&B.

  • Rachizzle

    congratulations on completing the book.

    and i’ve read every single freakin entry, but today i realized that we are kindred spirits. because i talk about Rob&Big ALLLLLL the time, and it’s never funny to anyone else, but that show just… *sigh* i cannot express the squish my heart gets – your interpretation was close, but it’s so much more than that!

    i have Tuesday nights off every week, just so I can watch it, and I plan on buying the DVDs. I actually cry from laughing so hard, even if it’s an episode i’ve already seen.


  • http://www.southerndoll.blogspot.com Courtney

    Just because of this post, now every time someone finishes your book, they will download that song and start to rock out.


  • http://greatdayinmaine.blogspot.com Leesavee

    I am rapidly nearing 40 (and I’m female) and I LOVE ROB & BIG!!! And Meaty and mini horse. How awful is it that I WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT???? I want to go buy ten remote-controlled toy helicopters and crash them. I want to go wig shopping. They have THE LIFE. Lucky bastards!

    CONGRATULATIONS on the completion of your manuscript, Heather! You should be so very proud of yourself.

    Rock on, dear!

  • http://introvertedgirl.blogspot.com/ The Introvert

    Congratulations! That’s amazing! You are living the dream…or rather you’re living my dream. You really must stop. It’s depressing me.

  • http://greatdayinmaine.blogspot.com Leesavee

    Oh, one more thing…ever since I read the line about a llama sitting on your face, I’ve had the song, “Sit on my Face” by Monty Python stuck in my head.

    Hilarious song, but not so appropriate for the office.