• DoCo Ho No Mo

    Really? You must be the first working mom to have to travel for work. Isn’t it time to get over yourself (that was a rhetorical question) and find a way to cope with the normal crap we ALL find a way to deal with without the constant bitching? It’s obvious you can only write about how exhausting traveling is and how exhausted you are when not traveling exhaustively. Your self-obsession and obvious immaturity has worn thin. Your children deserve so much better.

  • Kara

    Why are you reading her blog when you so obviously don’t enjoy what she writes?

  • Chriss

    Hey DoCo Ho No Mo,
    Wow. Why do you even follow Dooce if you don’t like her? I’ll never understand people who have so much time on their hands to follow/comment on things they don’t like.

    That being said, I hate unpacking after a trip. I’m lucky if the suitcase leaves the living room and actually gets to my bedroom! I can live like that for weeks. I love the idea of having basics always packed, makes the stress of packing way less. I’ll have to check some of your ideas, I’ve been looking for good compression tights that don’t look geriatric.

  • Dubya

    WOW. Hope you feel better about yourself after that. If you don’t enjoy her writing, don’t read. I’ve never understood the need for personal attacks.

  • Michael Mathews

    I travel a lot and I do the same – I keep certain things in my suitcase ready for the next trip. It is not about the time savings, it is about not forgetting them. I have a zipper bag with my liquids, a separate packing cube with my non-liquid personal stuff, my headset for the plane, a bag that will hold my cords, a 3-prong adapter for the hotel, etc.
    However, I am kind of compulsive about unpacking the dirty clothes and other stuff right away. It is faster to unpack than pack, so I just want to get it done.

  • Kat

    Wow, some people can be so mean kind of snarky and take everything so literal. I find your posts humorous, and never take them as bitchy, complaining or any of the other many words that people use. Get over yourself people! Don’t read something into everything that you see on social media. Give it a rest and just enjoy the humor and snark that is Dooce. It is so much easier to smile and laugh than to make a big deal out of the fact that you do not know everything about someone’s life so you make up scenarios that do not exist. Yep, mean is so easy for some people and then they justify it with an opinion that fits their need to be right. Life is good, go enjoy some of it!

  • Heather Armstrong

    I have about 10 pairs of these socks, cannot get enough of them. My friend Kathy started this business because of your thought exactly: why do they have to be so ugly? Great for runners, pregnant women, and frequent travelers.

  • Heather Armstrong

    I’m so exhausted. Just writing this makes me exhausted.

    Exhaustively yours,
    Terminally Exhausted

  • Heather Armstrong

    I just scared Chuck with my laughter. My exhausted laughter.

  • Heather Armstrong

    Oh my god, I just thought about that. Teaching my kids to unpack is going to be like teaching them how to speak Chinese. Ugh.

  • akuhre

    I got the Quarterly package after I came back from a 3-week trip (work + pleasure) in Europe. All I could think when I saw it was, “Damn irony.”

    Thanks for the picks – they’ll be perfect for my next trip. And good luck on yours!

  • http://hannahsays.co.uk/ Hannah Johnson

    If I travelled that frequently it would make sense to me to keep what I could packed, as it happens I don’t travel that frequently. The next bag I’ll be packing will be my hospital bag ready for when labour kicks in.

  • cattail722

    Why not spend your time doing something positive in the world instead of wasting your time being negative? Why not read someone else’s blog if you don’t like Dooce? Just sayin’.

  • LuluinLaLa

    I have a printed list I keep in the cabinet with all of my toiletries so I don’t forget them. List doesn’t go back in the cabinet until everything is packed.

  • Hannah

    Hey Heather, can I ask how exactly you make use of the tea tree oil? Just dab it on? And is it meant to help with jetlag, or …?

  • Teal

    I always tend to forget pajamas, my hairbrush, my deodorant, or some combination of the three.

    ETA: I just had to g**gle how to spell “deodorant,” because I couldn’t remember to save my life!

  • Heather Armstrong

    Like most oils I dab a little bit on the back of my ears and wrists. It has a soothing scent. It can also be used to treat the symptoms of colds and coughs, other frequent side-effects of the stress of flying across the country.

  • KC

    I was thrilled to get to go to Hawaii, once upon a time. It was about twenty years ago, and my boyfriend won an all expense trip for two, for being a top manager for an automobile dealership. We were to spend three days on the main island and then four days in Maui. I absolutely fell in love with Maui, and wanted to stay there forever. Problem was, I needed to get back home to be a bridesmaid in my sisters wedding. We were having so much fun and didn’t want to cut the trip short, so we changed our scheduled flight, thinking we would time it just right to get home four hours before the wedding. So, I know exactly how you were feeling when you got home. I was stuck on a return flight with an airplane full of rowdy senior citizen’s, go figure, and didn’t get any sleep. With the lack of sleep and the time change, I don’t remember much about my sisters three hundred guest wedding. But it was so worth it.

    Sorry this is soooo long!

  • KC

    If we don’t feed the troll, maybe it will go away!

  • KC

    Troll!

  • Cassie Sue

    My husband forgot to pack shirts to a week long event, TWO YEARS IN A ROW! Zero shirts, nothing to wear day 2….not even an undershirt.
    I laughed about it and told him that it was his excuse to get a new wardrobe each year, but now if I forget anything he’s never allowed to give me a hard time because I respond with, “did you pack shirts?”

  • LashleyR

    Do your toiletries go thru the xray in the baggu bag? Is there a zip loc in there too? Is it pretty obvious that terrorists would never use such adorable bags so TSA doesn’t care?

  • LaurenH

    And, add Tea Tree oil in your kids shampoo and you’ll never have to worry when there is a Lice problem at school.

  • FilmladyJoanne

    I tried those compression thingies on one flight and my blood pressure freaked out so fast I had to take them off (try doing THAT in an airplane bathroom). Since I didn’t know if blood pressure freakout was a good sign or a bad sign, healthwise, I threw the tights in the trash so I wouldn’t have to think about it again. Until now. Thanks Heather. ;-) Oh, and DoCo Ho No Mo can suck it.

  • Debra

    DoCo HO 4 Ever….. STFU bitch. Internet makes you brave doesn’t it. If you were a schoolyard bully you would at least have to contemplate the possibility of getting your ass kicked. This is so much nicer for you. Ohhhh brave…..

  • debar

    Dooce. hahahaha. I’m exhausted reading about you being exhausted writing about being exhaused. Love you darlin’

  • Eat Me Ho

    “DoCo Ho 4 Ever”. that’s funnee; I love it. The downside is now this HO is at home feeling all funnee in her underpants because somebody gave her some attention. You must be the first working troll to ever think of saying something all clever and derogatory and shit . It’s obvious you have nothing better to do than to criticize and ask terribly clever and rhetorical quesitons and How do you cope with all that responsibility keeping the world safe from the likes of Heather Armstrong. my god. And fuck off about her kids. I hope no one has allowed you to reproduce.

  • Jen

    Heather. I have an idea. Post the email address of every asshole that talks shit like the above Ho

  • KAY

    Tea Tree Oil–why? Super helpful post! And with that Dooce touch that is irrepressible!

  • KAY

    Oh là là–wish I’d gotten the April Quarterly package!! Parfait!