• http://www.megkathleen.wordpress.com Megan

    Jesus Christ – I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this show! Seriously! Obviously, I have some catching up to do.

    Congrats on getting that first big step out of the way!! I can’t wait for the book to come out.

  • http://www.thelisashow.com The Lisa Show

    Holy shit. That sounds like my marriage, too.

    Congratulations on the book! Can’t wait to read it.

  • Kate

    CoCo = Mini horse.

  • http://www.aplanetnamedjanet.blogspot.com Janet

    Adorable. Cant wait for the book.

  • Kerry

    i’m new round here… just wanted to thank you for both the chuckles and belly laughs… congrats on sxsw and getting that book in the mail…maybe this will sound odd… but as a read the monthlies to leta… i wonder what it will be like when she reads them… or maybe even wish i could be there to see her laugh and cry…yeah, that was strange to share… but she is a lucky kid to have all that waiting for her… be well dooce

  • lauren pieters

    my dearest dooce…

    that i have been faithfully reading your blog for, oh….many many…weeks now…to find you on the bloggies…to see you win…

    you just make me laugh. you and chuck. and jon.

    i just love you for that.

    biggest congratulations on the words. would love to see the pics of you running around. :)

  • http://zendriving.blogspot.com/ Tsunami

    Congrats on the book. You’re so lucky to have deadlines to meet for your book. It’s good to know that long after you’re gone, your work will still live on, lining the walls of someone’s house, or sitting on a library shelf somewhere, waiting to bring amusement to one more person.
    Rob and Big is the best show. Do work son!
    That sprightly dude Rob has so much energy.
    Best episode ever – “Bobby Light”

  • Kate

    Bacon… I love bacon.

  • http://wilddreemer.blogspot.com/ misguided mommy

    That is one of the only shows I can watch reruns of. Anyway last week my husband and I were watching that part of the show for about the 4th time in a couple weeks and I’m rocking out. The commercial comes on and my husband totally embarrassed says, “you know, I’m really starting to like that song, I think I want it on my Ipod.” I found this to be one of the greatest moments in our life, that he would only accept listening to that because Rob and Big think it’s okay. Anyway, this is the first time I’ve ever been able to comment on the new page and I think I have to sit down, breath and remain calm so as not to scare my 4 month old with my shouts of excitement. Great job on the manuscript, way to DO WORK SON!

  • ldk

    I feel you on Rob and Big. My fiance and I feel the exact same way about our relationship. As for that particular episode, I swear I tinkled just a little bit while watching it. Enjoy organizing your sock drawer, you deserve it!

  • http://thoseonealboys.com Claire

    That was simultaneously beautiful and hilarious. I can’t wait to read your book.

  • http://www.tiedyeavenger.com AnnaMarie


    I recently had dinner with a writer named Jenny White. I asked her about her process and she was telling me about sending the manuscript to the editor, they would send it back, and on and on and on. I was, frankly, exhausted by the end of our talk. I said, “wow, that must be soo frustrating.” She said no, because she knew that when it was all said and done, it would be the best possible book it could be.

    Enjoy the journey! There’s a big, huge, hardback reward at the end.

  • LlamaBait

    Daymn, Heather B.! That is so much the shit! I love your metaphors. I love your site. I love your Leta photos. I love your Chuck-abusing, I mean, -posing ways even though I am a cat person.

    In fact I think I’m totally jellus. You got a fine husband, an awesome kid, a book deal and depression. All I got is depression and it can SUCK IT. *cries, tortures voodoo doll of God*

    But seriously, you are awesome and you inspire me, and I send you Internet hugs and do a mental cheerleading dance.

  • http://linda-sands.blogspot.com/ lindasands

    After the first free Rob and Big (poop in the pool)from I-Tunes, I was hooked. The mural on the bottom of their pool is just too awesome for words. Kinda like you.
    Best of luck with the manuscript.

  • http://baconpecanpie.blogspot.com Bacon Pecan Pie


    Watch out for all that bacon! Mmmmm, bacon….

  • http://gettingcrafty1203.blogspot.com Liz

    SOOOO funny, but before that Congrats on the manuscript! I long to write my own book but can’t seem to get the deadline thing down, I’m a procrastinator to say the very LEAST! On another note, me and my husband also watch Rob and Big and laugh histerically. The show that relates to me and my husband most is actually King of Queens… I love it!

  • http://lemonaderain.wordpress.com Katie

    Congratulations! What a huge achievement :)

  • Anonymous

    I am OBSESSED with Rob and Big and was introduced to them by the “man of my dreams”…and THIS was the first episode he told me about b/c he fell in love and became obsessed with this song (he almost died when I told him it was by Enrique Iglesias)…now randomly in the middle of our conversations he will just say “do ya?” You totally made my day when I read this and I have sent this part of your blog to my guy to share with him. So great!

  • Adrienne

    Wow, congratulations! And good luck with the red pen. ALSO, I love Rob & Big and am mildly obsessed with Meaty the dog.

  • http://moobeefarm.blogspot.com Moobeema

    Just started reading your blog. Delightful. Not sure my fellow denim-jumper-wearing-Bible-thumping-homeschool-moms would even GET you. But I do. You’re heart is tender, even when your arms are flailing. Keep writing to me. I’m better for it.

  • http://jennajacks.com Jenna

    ROFL! i think i seriously just died laughing in my chair reading that post. *pinches self* ok, maybe not died but maybe passed out for a minute.

    I LOVE ROB & BIG! that is the best show evar. i seriously wish i knew someone like you and with your sense of humor because i am totally lacking over here in life boredom and i need a friend like you to spice it up. it’d be cool if they had a family like yours too. HAHA!

    congratulations on the book. i can’t wait to get my hands on it. :)

  • http://www.greeblemonkey.com Aimee Greeblemonkey

    I’m Jon to Bryan’s Heather. Except when I am Heather.

    Big congrats on the book. Well done you. :)

  • Jessica

    You make my morning coffee better.

  • http://scientyst.wordpress.com Adam

    Congratulations on getting it finished, Heather. And condolences on the noodly arms.

  • http://www.kittywigs.com Julie Jackson

    BRILLIANT!! We love Rob and Big, I know just what you mean. Can’t wait to see your book — congratulations!

  • Ellen

    I KNOW! What is it with identifying with teenagers at this stage in my life when I didn’t identify with them at all when I WAS a teenager?
    When I sing, the cats come around first to check if I’m ok, and then wait around a little while to see if maybe it’s a new way of calling them for supper, and then get bored and wander off because there wasn’t anything in it for them after all.

  • http://www.bestwellnessconsultant.com Mother Earth

    i have writers envy, congrats on your adventure — I am told there is a book inside of me, the mere idea of writing it horrifies me – one might want to know what I am writing about first, at this point I have no idea!!

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    A very heart felt congrats on all your blog awards too

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  • Cassie

    Random acts of dancing are the absolute best things ever.

    Also, congratulations on your manuscript!!

  • http://www.elissamerola.com elissa!

    Huh… that’s interesting… you and Jon identifying with Rob & Big. I guess it’s kinda like how my roommate and I identify with all of the Paris & Nicole shows. Even though we’re the farthest things from Paris & Nicole. :)

  • http://maggie.coffeeshopmafia.com maggie

    Do Work

  • Jenny


    (So, did bacon fall out of the sky?)

  • http://collectingmomentsonebyone.blogspot.com/ Kate

    No writer on earth makes me laugh as much as you do.

    Congratulations on the manuscript, can’t wait for the book.

  • http://smellsliketeenblog.wordpress.com Tracy

    Congratulations on finishing the manuscript!

    And as for Chuck’s fascination with the fireplace—perhaps you have a ghost! :)

  • http://www.mylifewithlucas.blogspot.com Anna

    Friggin’ love that show. And congrats!

  • http://www.doubledanger.com James | Double Danger

    By far my favorite show to watch on TV…

    we like the episode when they first get the mini horse and he goes crazy in the car and Rob’s face is priceless.

  • Lauren

    Heather, this post, and the one from Thursday, is the reason that the Internet and I love you.
    Congrats on finishing the book, I can’t wait to read it!

  • http://www.okaycity.com Nathan

    Congratulations, Heather! You’re living the dream.

  • http://www.amandfam.blogspot.com Amber

    Breaking out in random dance moves is how I deal with this thing called life! Glad the book writing “chapter” in your life is over. For. Now. Take a breather…

  • http://www.gavaphoto.com Patty

    Please tell us there’s video that accompanies this.

    I’m a bit embarrassed to admit it myself, but I love that show. Those two are the most charming couple-who’s -not-really-a-couple on television. I loved the episode where Rob buys big a giant lazy-boy toilet.

    Good times.

  • MacKenzie

    Congrats on the book!

    Now, to more important matters:

    It was like something out of a fairytale!

  • Marissa

    Congratulations! I’ve never commented before, but I LOVE your blog. And that scene from “Rob & Big”.. that was the most hilarious scene I’ve seen on that show so far.

  • alikatze

    Jeez, Heather, why do your boobs keep coming up in entries? …And the arms, too?? Feh! But, yeah, as re: the marriage, ‘sounds ace. I live for the day that I find a hot guy with whom I can freely act like a total maniac.

  • Manda

    I am so effing proud of you. You’re pretty awesome. And I have seen that Rob & Big episode and it is pure gold.

  • http://ronnisrants.blogspot.com ronni

    Congratulations! I’ll be first in line to buy a copy!

    I really wanted to see you at the coffee shop in Austin, but I had to work. My boss at the costume shop would have let me go if we hadn’t had a show being picked up that afternoon.

    I went around all day, thinking, “Dooce is in town! Wow!”

    Congratulation on the “Bloggies,” too!

  • http://twolfe.blogspot.com becky

    Congrats, Heather! What a feeling – I hope I get to experience it someday, too :)

    I’m a fan of “Rob and Big,” as well, but it’s one of those things that I don’t voluntarily admit. You’ve given me the courage to come out of the non-gay closet – from now on, I’m going to be loud and proud about my love for that show!

  • http://www.indigeneart.com Indigene

    The way you feel about Rob, is exactly the way I feel about reading your blog! It is hysterically and it makes my day when I read it! Congrats! In my house when someone’s accomplished something, well anything, like actually getting out of the bed, we do the old soul train line dance, lol!

  • http://www.bluesunday.wordpress.com Blue

    An episode of Rob and Big + random bacon falling from the sky = quite possibly the most awesome way to spend 30 minutes EVER.

    Congratulations on the book, Heather! Sending greasy, bacon-handed hugs.

  • robinv

    You make me laugh so hard sometimes! It makes my sitting day after day in a cubicle with my Republican Christian Co-workers trying constantly to “save” me….so much more tolerable. I am thrilled there will be a book! And congratulations on winning all those awards!

  • http://www.almostvegetarian.com Almost Vegetarian

    I remember my book in four stages: Exhilaration at signing the contract. Horror at the thought that I had promised to deliver 70k (seventy insane THOUSAND) words. Insane relief when I had finished writing / rewriting / editing / reediting the MS and finally sent it to my publisher. And delight when I saw the bound and printed copies.

    So congratulations. May your royalties be greater than your delight and your reviews glowing.


  • notfromhere

    OK. This got me to stop lurking. I would have PAID MONEY and taken pictures for you to see someone running naked through Temple Square! Congrats on the manuscript. Let me know when the bacon starts falling and I’ll step outside and catch some.