The Good Kind

I mentioned here about a month ago that we were having our entire roof replaced. The inspectors we hired when buying the house told us we could get another good two years out of the beast, but when you’re living underneath a 25-year-old roof that is more flammable than gasoline and a fire breaks out on the hill not two hundred yards from your house? And one morning you wake up to find your miniature Australian Shepherd running around the yard with a piece of the roof in her mouth?

You have to somehow find it in yourself not to puke when the estimates start rolling in.

Let’s just say that this was our creative way of living through it:

  • Trina

    Now THAT was awesome.

    Hopefully you and Jon had some fun with that outfit/wig! LOL.

  • honeydunce

    this made my morning. so good.

    also, to echo some sentiments above, your arms look so kick ass.

  • ritchjc

    That was the best (and only) video about Shingles! I have ever seen! I would love to have been in your neighborhood standing on the street with all your other neighbors talking about the crazy mommy blogger!

  • Lily Hydrangea

    Hahahahahaha! Heather you have the best sense of humor.
    Thanks for my morning laugh.

  • KatieMama

    That’s hilarious! Love the hair and the whole outfit!

  • Ralemap

    So hilarious! And creative! And unexpected! Worthy of many exclamation points!!

  • Jessica Eiden Smedley

    How the hell did Jon keep a straight face whilst recording?

  • CO

    Fucking awesome dude! Laughed my butt off! Haha!!

  • vmc

    Absolutely spectacular! I shared this post in every social media venue I have.
    Your arms could compete with Michelle Obama’s now! Drop in and compare the next time you’re in DC! :-)
    Also, congrats on the Every Mother Counts work. Must be wonderful to work with a great group of women doing such important activism.

  • dianemaggipintovoiceover


    chipped beef on toast = shit on a shingle

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ……

  • vent

    Fantabulous video Heather and Jon!

    Brilliantly clever!

    Heather, you reminded me of Samantha Stevens twin cousin (Serena) from Bewitched!

  • Aundrea

    Whoa, I was not expecting that – hilarious!

    P.S. Your arms look fabulous.

  • thegreyattic

    I think that is the funniest thing I have ever seen on your website. And your neighbors must think you guys are fucking nuts!

  • bhgilroy

    I motion that you wear your hair like that for the rest of your life.

  • EricaLucci

    Hilarious, absolutely hilarious!

  • jilllovesbacon

    That is fucking funny. And holy crap woman, nice guns.

  • juliejackson

    THAT is quite possibly my favorite thing you’ve ever done. Besides Chuck in wigs, of course. Really, truly AWESOME!!

  • bubbytoots

    What did the neighbors say when they saw you filming that! ha ha, hilarious, especially that wig and Jon with his hands on his hips!

  • Gagirl4604

    Girl, those shoulders could cut a bitch. I’m not gonna lie. They scare me a little.

  • lucidlotus

    You are the muthafucking greatest, you and your lovely Mad Men shingles. I raise my Sloe Gin Fizz to you.

  • meghantown

    That was the perfect combination of crazy and scary which to me equals very very funny. BRAVO!!!!

  • strawberrygoldie

    Oh mah holy hell this is incredible. Always look at the world through twisted glasses. Life is too short not too. Plus, it’s fucking hilarious.

  • Anu

    Holy Cow!! Did not see this one coming! I just died laughing

  • Rich

    ooh much better than the original.

  • prestonk9

    Ef that was funny! I love your sense of humor.

  • Missy Dee

    Greetings from the UK. Loved that!!! I couln’t have done it better meself!!

  • Arielle Leipham

    I just emailed my boyfriend a link to this post because we are remodeling our home…from the studs up. It’s been 2 years this month since we bought it and we are still not living in it. He’s over there right now working on it. Anyway, I said in my email “It’s high time I put on my fancy dress and point to our new insulation in the walls or our new drywall!!!” Just because no one truly appreciates the boat load of cash one sinks into a house…never again…never again…

  • Amanda Patchin

    My God woman! Your arms! They are amazing, and I am jealous!

  • hooha

    That is the best video of the year.

  • Caro

    ”Chance favors the connected mind” said Steven Johnson.

    I’ve always admired how you guys have managed to create such a fine example of what I like to call a fully integrated life or one where all spheres connect.

    Thanks for the inspiration and those damn funny videos.

  • jenwilson

    That is the most awesome get-up I have ever seen. So glad you now have the better kind of shingles.

  • Becky Cochrane

    HA HA HA HA. Funny videos are the best revenge.

  • bucky4eyes

    Cocktail shingles. Let me fetch my smoking jacket.

    The white gloves really tie the whole outfit together.

  • xmyrin

    lolol I love it!!

  • liefie

    Yeah, not gonna lie, the first SHINGLES! clip kinda freaked me out… hopefully I don’t have nightmares about demonic Heather coming to eat me in my sleep! Also, you’re much hotter as a blonde :-)

    Congrats on the new, not-quite-so-flammable roof!

  • slappyintheface

    Oh I get it … SHINGLES! Love the dress!

  • LillyO

    I just PEE’D a little laughing so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • edgyveggie

    wow, new shingles look way gorgeous. I would have a cocktail party on your roof any day.

    Shingles advice (the not so fun kind): I got shingles my freshman year of college, and every six months or so after, I’ve had a recurring breakout on my face… even though my first breakout was on my back and side. Then this summer, between planning a wedding and preparing for senior year of college, I had a breakout with every menstrual cycle. Sooooo, I got myself a nifty prescription for some anti-viral meds to take everytime I start to get the itchy burning feeling of an outbreak. Of SHINGLES!!! I advise anyone who’s had the Shingles!! to get themselves a prescription STAT so you can kick an outbreak in the nuts when it rears its ugly head.

  • Beelzebob

    How high were you?

  • Daisee

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This is so funny! You remind me of Bewitched! (circa 1964-1972)Didn’t Samantha have an evil sister that looked like this?!

  • jayfid

    Oooh…I want Shingles now. Wait…how did you DO that?

  • Sydney

    I don’t normally comment but I feel compelled. That was brilliant!

  • harugirlie

    awesome video! I got shingles at the tail end of my honeymoon. IT WAS AWESOME!

    Your arms look fab btw!

  • jaimedwight

    LOVE this! Hilarious.

  • Rebecca from Texas

    OMG this is so effing great.

  • Mme Wong

    Wow! Oh, thank you for this, it made my afternoon :)

  • dianemaggipintovoiceover

    several years ago, i paid 17k for a new roof (1600 sq ft house) plus all the other shit it needed since it had the original roof on it … (103 years of shingles and linoleum and newspaper).
    i make damn sure any visitor admires the beauty that is my roof.
    yours looks spectacular! along with your shoulders …. ;)

  • playrawkstar

    hilarious! btw – your arms are looking serious ripped – hurrah for healthy, active living!

  • willL

    This was funny for obvious reasons…but really was more funny b/c I was wondering what the neighboors must think of you’d.
    I’d love it if I had a neighboor doing unexplainable things like this all the time!

  • kristanhoffman

    ROFL! I did NOT see that coming.