Our Lady of Perpetual Depression


  • Katy

    2004/10/09 at 5:06 am

    Nice shot! You’re a very talented photographer. Keep up the good work!!!

  • Fleece

    2004/10/09 at 5:09 am

    You’re making me think about D70s…mmmmm.

  • Gretchen

    2004/10/09 at 5:18 am

    All I want for Christmas is my Nikon D70, a Nikon D70……..

  • JamesZ

    2004/10/09 at 5:20 am

    Excellent shot! You really have an incredible eye.

  • Dez

    2004/10/09 at 5:20 am

    Since I started reading your site, and more specifically, since you all moved back to the homeland to breed, I have remarked at least five times that I would like to visit Utah. The husband is all, WTF? but I think I’m up to five more times this week.

    Utah is purty.

    And the Utah Department of Tourism should get over (around?) the fact that you’re a Recovering Mormon and hire your ass, because I think all your readers now want to come crash and Chez Blurbdoocery and play with Chuck and Leta and see the pretty country.

    So there.

  • tiny

    2004/10/09 at 5:21 am

    The clouds look good enough to eat. So does everything else. 🙂

  • coolbeans

    2004/10/09 at 5:29 am

    Another excellent shot, Heather.

    If anybody needs me, I’ll be out this afternoon looking for a sugar daddy who will buy me that camera.

  • Dale Cruse

    2004/10/09 at 5:34 am

    Are objects in the mirror REALLY closer than they appear?

  • Aelki

    2004/10/09 at 5:51 am

    That’s a beautiful picture. =)

  • Shelly-Bo

    2004/10/09 at 6:03 am

    Is that real, it’s friggin beautiful. Wow. My homegirl lives in Utah and of course she’s a Mormon, maybe i should visit.

  • Cheryl

    2004/10/09 at 6:04 am

    Your photos are just breathtaking! The scenery is so beautiful. You have such a good eye for photography! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

  • katie

    2004/10/09 at 6:17 am

    i spent a week travelling around utah with my uncle and cousins and we never, ever saw anything that even slightly resembled the beauty you’ve been displaying these past few days. i don’t know where you find these places, but good job.

  • Dez (2)

    2004/10/09 at 6:22 am

    You have a great perspective on things! Oh, and I agree 100% with what Dez(1) said. lol

  • brent

    2004/10/09 at 6:26 am

    your hands look huge!

  • Sue from Ohio

    2004/10/09 at 6:31 am

    That’s too cool!

  • Gretchen C.

    2004/10/09 at 6:44 am

    Hee. And hee! It’s gorgeous landscape, and of course you, Heather, have no right to be so thin within a year of having a baby. But the Cheeto hands truly made me laugh. My younger son, 21 months, is commonly known as Cheeto Boy, and everything in my life has been climbed on and smeared with Cheeto hands by him and his big brother.

    Tell your sister there is a new sort of Cheetos, White Cheddar Cheetos, I learned about on one of my mommy mailgroups. I am insanely excited about these Cheetos because not only are they more “natural”, they do not contain the orange Cheeto dye which is fatal to all furniture, minivan upholstery and Mommy’s Lucky jeans.

    Come to think about it, that landscape you’re driving through is almost Cheeto-colored.

  • Daniel

    2004/10/09 at 6:45 am

    I want to live there. Do they have Starbucks in Uah?


  • Mir

    2004/10/09 at 6:49 am

    This one is my favorite road trip shot so far.

  • justforkix85

    2004/10/09 at 6:56 am

    Hey! you stole my idea.

    Your backround is way more awesome than mine is. But then again, I live in a city and you live in a beautiful part of the country.

  • Manda

    2004/10/09 at 7:07 am

    mmmmm…. cheetos

  • Gretchen C.

    2004/10/09 at 7:16 am

    Daniel: I wouldn’t assume they have anything in Utah. My adult daughter moved to Salt Lake for three months, and the beer is something like $20 a twelve-pack, plus I am here to tell you that Wasatch Brewery hefeweisen completely sucks. I had to double-check to confirm I was not drinking actual urine.

  • Homebrew

    2004/10/09 at 7:26 am

    There’s a way to deal with that problem…

  • dr. dave

    2004/10/09 at 7:30 am


    Southern accent aside, that sentence is so rhythmic and downright IAMBIC… it sounds like it belongs in the middle of a Shakespeare play. Either that of it could be something that “Andre3000” shouts out during the break of some hip-hip song.

    dr. dave (doctorsilence.blogspot.com)

  • Katrina

    2004/10/09 at 7:32 am

    Aaaaaahhhhh, I keep wanting a D70 now. Or I’d be happy with a D100 too. 🙂 Those are what we use in our photojournalism classes and I am sooooo in love. Want want want teh pritty camera!!! 😀

  • Patty

    2004/10/09 at 7:39 am

    Your picture reminds me of one that my 5 year old took of himself in a rear view mirror. The link is to “The Mirror Project” where I submitted his picture. I’ll feel special if you submit yours too!

    By the way, thanks for posting every day. When I come home from work I check my email, then Dooce.

  • Lauren

    2004/10/09 at 7:54 am

    I’m just curious if ALL the trees in Utah are yellow or are you just enamoured?
    Love it, as usual. Kinda tired of suckin up though.

  • Jenny

    2004/10/09 at 8:10 am

    Great shot!

  • The Mighty Jimbo

    2004/10/09 at 8:38 am

    it looks like laurie from trading spaces decorated utah.

    hmmm…how about…i know! yellow!

  • Becca

    2004/10/09 at 8:40 am

    I never knew Utah was so pretty, or maybe it’s just your talent in photography.

  • Christine

    2004/10/09 at 9:21 am

    Congratulations! You’re not a vampire! 😀

  • Tracy (not that one)

    2004/10/09 at 9:33 am

    Digging this picture – great composition, yet again. You two must have been debating all weekend over whose turn it was to use the D70. =) It’d be cool to eventually see all of the pics in a photo essay like the ones you’ve done in the past.

  • Heather

    2004/10/09 at 9:50 am

    I can vouch for Utah being so pretty. We went skiing in Park City a few years ago, and…WOW! But still, dooce is a really talented photographer and she’s making me want a Nikon D70. I always thought I was a Canon girl, too.

  • jelene

    2004/10/09 at 10:34 am

    i like how poster #17 spams your comments by posting the url of his own blog.

    i want a nikon d70!!!!

  • Jeff C.

    2004/10/09 at 10:37 am

    Wow! Once again, i love the eye you have for framing things. Keep up the good work.

  • shy

    2004/10/09 at 10:47 am

    okay… i’m inlove with this photo!

  • Moxie

    2004/10/09 at 11:08 am

    Looks as though the twins wiped their cheeto hands all over the countryside.

  • Lauren

    2004/10/09 at 11:43 am

    The landscape looks like a painting; it doesn’t look real at all. Beautiful work.

  • BytchInNY

    2004/10/09 at 12:23 pm

    wow… the scenery behind the side view mirror almost looks fake. did you purposely unfocus everything but the sideview a little or was that lucky? either way it’s a great shot.

  • Gabriel Mihalache

    2004/10/09 at 12:42 pm

    Hi! Very nice shot! Nice focus!

    I’ve been reading your site for some weeks now and I’m hooked. I like your perspective, the kind seldom found on the net.

    Keep up the good blogging!

  • Lorie

    2004/10/09 at 2:20 pm

    Yes, huge hands! But they aren’t scary like Bryce Dallas Howard’s hands in “The Village” hehehe

  • Caroline Streeter

    2004/10/09 at 2:29 pm

    You’ve outdone yourself, nice pic. Great composition.

  • Dara

    2004/10/09 at 2:32 pm

    Wow!!! Lovely shot, I must say. Utah seems sooooooo purdy! Me wanr ro visit some time. Yes, yes.

  • Greg

    2004/10/09 at 2:46 pm

    Very cool. I’ve only seen Utah through your photos and on Everwood, but it looks beautiful.

    If the population didn’t vote Republican at about an 80% clip, I’d consider moving there.

  • heather

    2004/10/09 at 2:59 pm


  • Sue F.O (UFO--SueFO SueFromOhio-get it??!?!)

    2004/10/09 at 4:58 pm

    YES, my brain had a fart and I ‘rambled’ on a new name…ANYWHO, Hez (that’s what we call girls named Heather around here…)I went on a road trip with the fam today and, since you’re such an inspiration to us, took some ‘shots’ of Autumn foliage in Ohio…I’ll email them to you so you can see the wonderful ‘golds/yellows’ here AKA cornfields and soy bean fields..HAHA I slipped in a couple ‘trees’ for jollies..look for them in a day or two…

  • Kari

    2004/10/09 at 5:20 pm

    Is that Dixie National Forest in southern Utah? Or is that from your recent trip to Park City?

    Crikey, it’s gorgeous!!

  • Tammy

    2004/10/09 at 6:51 pm

    Oh my goodness. You have me almost convinced to move there.

  • Sophie

    2004/10/09 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve been to several parts of Utah (I go once a year for business, and I’ve had a couple of fantastic camping/hiking trips in national parks there) and I’ve never seen a single inch of the state that wasn’t ridiculously pretty. It even looks fabulous from the air as I fly into SLC.

    Yes, there are plenty of Starbucks there, and many other coffee places as well.

  • Shannon

    2004/10/09 at 9:25 pm

    That picture is so gorgeous it looks like you pulled up in front of a giant painting, it’s almost too pretty to be real.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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