• http://lookingfineat29.blogspot.com Molly

    Really? John Laroquette? I was thinking John Corbett. Well done, Heather, both with the website (love it!), and snagging a hottie!

  • Kate


    And you look and sound just like a girl I work with.
    Except I know you aren’t her.
    Well, she still works here.

    ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    You make me want to lose my job! :o )

  • Melissa

    First of all, congratulations on all the success. You deserve it all.

    Second, Chris Vanocur is awesome. He’s very much like a Christopher Guest character, only he is fully aware of what he’s doing. It’s one of those instances of “If he’s serious, he’s deluded and if he’s kidding, he’s a genius”. And Vanocur? Vanocur, sir, is a genius.

  • MrsHaley

    Great segment! You both looked and sounded great.

    I am so intrigued by the “Hollywood management” allusion … can’t wait to see what comes of that!

    We are not IRL friends, but after reading Dooce for years I can honestly say I am as happy for your continued and increasing success as I would be for any of my own friends. Way to go, Armstrongs.

  • Kate

    Only one thing was “wrong” with that interview….

    Where were Chuck and Coco?

    ha ha ha ha ha!

  • http://www.modern-dayjane.blogspot.com Lyz

    What IS it with 4 years olds and taking off their pants?! It’s like having a miniature nudist colony around here some afternoons!

    Write on, Heather! You remind me to see the humor in this child’s wacky behavior. And make me Oh So glad I don’t have dogs.:)

  • stefanie

    my vote for the movie version of you is totally kate winslet. she was on the cover of entertainment weekly a year or so ago and i kept doing double takes thinking i was seeing you. as for jon, it’s would be difficult to find anyone who so perfectly embodies the concept of sexy geek. god, i hope i can find one of my own soon, i don’t think there’s enough to go around.

    congrats on the book, i’ll probably be getting a copy as soon as it comes out.

  • Anonymous

    It makes me so happy to see you get recognized for something that is not only so obviously a gift…but a gift done so well! Kudos from one writer mama to another for showing them how it’s meant to be done – with true style, wit and grace! (WSJ!!!)

  • http://www.greyvelvet.com darcie

    well said, lauren. well said.

    also, congratulations all around!

    “27. Lauren said:
    I could see Chris Vanocur’s mind boner from here! Shudder”

  • http://retardedinlove.com Michelle

    “I’m the old… [pause]… MEDIA…”

    You are one lucky woman, but I’m sure you know that.

  • J. Bo

    Oh, PLEASE… John Corbett isn’t NEARLY awesome enough to play Jon in Dooce: The Movie.

    BUT… as previously mentioned, Reese Witherspoon would be a terrific Heather.

    (And either Jodie Foster or Hugh Laurie will play me.)

  • http://remjones.blogspot.com Courtney

    Stupid ABC4 spelled your name wrong too. Shesh.

  • Jeff

    Were I a woman, I’d totally nail Jon.

  • http://got-toast.blogspot.com Trysha

    I have to say it’s a little surreal watching you read an except.

  • http://lambsbreath.blogspot.com Ellen

    OMG Jon definitely IS hot! I want a cute geek of my own!
    Please don’t tell me Hollywood wants to do a show about your lives. I don’t want to share you with anyone else. Ok, go ahead and sell out, you should ride the wave as long as you can; complete Leta’s college fund, buy your own shack in the desert, and one on the beach, and a condo in LA because you guys can’t get it out of your system. It’s just that, are we really going to see the bathtub groping scene at 8:45 on a Tuesday night? I kind of want to keep it in my head rather than fleshed out, as it were.
    ~sigh~ go ahead, fly and be free!

    ps, Chris really WAS hot for the blonde nielsen chick! and you two looked and sounded great!

  • http://www.fromthefrontporch.com/WPBlog Ann from Montana

    Great show! – such fun to see and hear the people behind the blogs.

  • Heather NotArmstrong

    Wow, Vancouver speaks so slowly. I’m from Texas, and I still need 5 valium and scotch (a/k/a Breakfast in Austin) to listen to him for more than 30 seconds.

  • Charlotte Whitney

    That Sarah Nielsen woman was a JOKE.
    At least you are an up front entertaining person that also expresses that in your writing.
    Miss Nielsen seems like a bandwagoner in the area you have conquered so well.

  • Kimberly

    i love you! way to go dooce & blurb.

  • http://mellowmeanderings.blogspot.com/ Mel

    As always you are amazing! Dooce rocks my world

  • http://slonikdreams.vox.com/ Slonik

    Oh.My.God. THE ACCENT. I had no idea. Now I have to re-read all of the entries because I’ve been reading them with the wrong voice in my head!

  • http://www.annajordan-onlife.blogspot.com Anna Jordan

    Great interview.
    1. You’re totally right that Vanocur totally flirted with Sarah.
    2. Kind of a bummer that they spelled your name “Armstorn” on the actual On the Record page.

  • Jenny

    It’s nice to see you smiling — your photos of yourself are always so serious! :)

  • M.K.

    I’ll give you five bucks if you say Crown [crayon] in your next interview.

  • Kate

    I was wondering why posting was so light this week! Now I know, you’re creating a media empire and going to take over the world.

  • http://believeintheflowers.blogspot.com KAS

    Yikes, Heather. That was awesome. In ways I couldn’t begin to explain to the rest of the world.

    I only barely noticed an accent, for what it’s worth, although I’m fairly sure that my husband would have obviously been WAY HOTTER than Jon in that clip. Even though I am totally not biased.

    I was seriously happy to see that and show my husband part of that clip so I could point at the screen in excitement and exclaim, “See, honey?! That’s Heather! That’s the woman that has taken so much of my life over with hers!”

  • HeadlessChicken

    Holy entire show Heather, I can’t watch all that right now. One kid’s crying and the other is waiting to be claimed from school.

    I did read the article you mentioned however, and needed to thank you for putting yourself and family through all that was noted, just to entertain me like royalty!! I swear I am addicted, and sooo excited that you started adding commentary to your pictures and style!

    I’m glad you know the value of therapy, because indeed mean people suck. And thank you again for enduring the Truman Show lifestyle for the gratification of stalkers like me!

  • Sarah

    PLEEEASE no noise without warning! Sorry but this is one of my pet peeves about websites – sites that are normally nice and quiet suddenly blaring out “TODAY, OLD MEDIA MEETS NEW MEDIA” at 100 dB just as my boss walks by, making it painfully apparent that this is not work-related Internetting. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see the video but please warn us first!

  • http://poopandboogies.com William

    “If I leave my pants on can I have four treats.”

    I use that line all the time with my wife and she throws me a bag of Cheetohs.

  • Nhiro

    Dude, the bedroom eyes between those two. I feel dirty.

    Your accent is hella cute.

  • Anonymous

    You both look great!
    If you did do a reality show, I would watch faithfully and it would be number one on my TiVo…above LOST even.

  • http://ranchnotes/blogspot.com Rowan

    You guys are like the blogger super couple. We want to be just like you, only canadian.

  • http://www.xanga.com/Bratfink Brat

    I love John Larroquette! He’s not as good looking as Jon, but I guess Clooney is busy…

    Congrats on all the coverage! Don’t let success change you, because I have to go SOMEWHERE where people still say FUCK.

  • Lisa

    I haven’t read all the comments, but am I the only one who thinks it’s funny that they had to write Dooce rhymes with moose?!

  • http://www.her-hairstyle-blog.com CindyM

    Fabulous interview. It was great to see you and Jon “live”. You two really do need a reality show–then there would actually be one worth watching on television. Congrats on all the awards–you two deserve it!

  • http://www.ladiosadevino.com Eighty eight

    Wow, its all dooce, all the time these days in good ol’ Utah. Could make me like living here again! And no, I didn’t just post last night a confession about having a serious blog crush on you. You rock! What a coincidence!

  • Denise

    My four-year-old is also a “pants remover”. Seriously….I pick him up from daycare, and when we get home, practically the first words out of his mouth are, “Mommy, can I take off my pants?” Makes me wonder what they are teaching our kids in daycare.

  • http://runningperson.blogspot.com/ Liz

    Your like, all famous and stuff.

    And for the record, you don’t suck. Drop kick the bastards that say so.

  • http://www.aummom.com MeL

    My favorite was the look on your face when he called you a “Blogging Superstar”. I could SEE the thought bubble over your head “Are you fucking KIDDING ME?!” Priceless.

  • http://annierhiannon.blogspot.com Annie Rhiannon

    Wow, Dooce in 3D. Well, 2D, but you know what I mean.

    Is it weird I never realised before that you’d have an American accent? I mean, you’re from Utah, what was I expecting? Scouser?

  • http://www.eleventwentyseven.com christine

    I’ve always thought Jon looked like Jason Lee. Although ‘My Name is Earl’ has sort of diminished his (Jason’s, not Jon’s) hotness for me.

  • Anonymous

    My hair flips up just on one side like yours does! Does it drive you crazy too?

  • Bibi


    Despite the fact that you get 4 million hits on your blog, it remains incredibly personal and endearing to me – as if you were one of my good (but drunk and inappropriate) friends.

    Seeing that video segment was thrilling and I am SO PROUD! Congratulations – and yes, the sexual tension between Sarah and Chris is palpable, and more than a little awkward…

  • Stephanie

    The Wall Street Journal article was awesome. It almost made me teary-eyed.

    I love what you do and I check your website multiple times a day. And I think I’ve recommended your site to every single person I know. I’ve even gotten my 18 year old sister hooked!!

    Keep it up! :)

  • Kris

    Rhymes with moose!

    I definitely am going to give myself four treats for keeping my pants on ALL DAY. And by treats I mean beers.

  • http://jaced.com Jace

    …with special guest star: Jack Osbourne as GEORGE!

    (Only because Jorge Garcia’s tied up with his LOST commitment.)

  • http://www.booshay.blogspot.com Miz Booshay

    Oh Heather, you make me laugh.

    The picture with you and your dogs is perfection!!! You look so pretty and the dogs are angelic!

    Congrats on all the good stuff coming your way….

    Who will play Heather???

  • Carolyn

    WOW! How awesome for you guys.

    Ya, what’s up with chu wang? His undies are all up in a twist.

    I love that you share your life with all us little people! ;)

  • http://seehearspeaknoevil.com jess

    i’m so jealous my eyeballs hurt!

    can i say jon is sexy, or does that make you want to jump in your car with your dogs and drive to cache valley and beat the shit out of me? dayam!

    and duuude…good for you. what an amazing time in your life.

  • http://www.buenosburritos.blogspot.com Cactus Petunia

    I laughed so hard at that…I could have sworn I was watching a sketch on the Daily Show, or the Colbert Report. I think the fact that he was so SERIOUS, was absolutely the funniest part. (And, did they have to wipe the drool off his chin every time they cut to a close up of one of you?)
    Anyway, it was very heartening to hear that Chuck is not some kind of Stepford dog…good to hear that even such a fabulously trained dog will still go for the Cheerios when your back is turned.
    You guys are both incredibly talented…keep up the good work!