An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation
  • great, now i need coffee.

  • I may have to drive thru the starbucks today after seeing that.

  • Re: Lisa’s comment on GEORGE! t-shirts.

    I WOULD TOTALLY BUY ONE. And wear it, like, everyday. Cafepress, maybe? Even cooler would be Neighborhoodies, but they are more of a one-on-one kinda order. Yeah, Cafepress steals your copyright (or do they?), but it would just be text, so who cares? GEORGE!

  • Em

    Gingerbread lattes are the new crack. You heard it here first!

  • tabby

    I love eggnog latte season!

  • I love this picture – it’s so amazing! I can hear the clinking of silverware on plates covered with runny egg and toast crumbs…..diner style…..

  • RazDreams

    It’s 12:16pm…do you know where your GEORGE is???

  • al

    Heather what do your husband (john) and George do? Any answers for a newbie.

  • al

    Their occcupations, that which they do to provide income.

  • Tis the season to be Georgie, fa-la-la-la-laaaa lalalalaaaaaa!

    Actually, the tshirt idea would be off the hook! Just think:

    1. “GEORGE!!” (maybe 2 versions, one with a picture, one without)
    2. “OF FRANCE!”
    3. (paraphrasing) “Who uses five exclamation points anyway?”
    4. And, of course, any of the saying on the mastheads WITH graphic.

    Heather, you could sell them for saaay, $15 a piece, if you bought in bulk you could make at least $8 profit per shirt and it could pay for the website.

    Oh, and dont forget to copyright everything. 🙂

  • Fish, you’re a lawyer, what say you?

  • Remember: Everytime you spot GEORGE!, you must shout “GEORGE!” and take a shot.

    Last person standing is the winner.

    (Oh, and Egg Nog Latte? Ick.)

  • Lisa

    I want a free one because it was my idea. But I would shell out the $15 for OF FRANCE because I didn’t think of that.

    Gingerbread lattes, mmmmm. Anyone know where I can get one for $2?

  • Is GEORGE! sleeping or thinking about eggnog lattes?

  • The eggnog latte, she is a beautiful thing! And to all the other ubergeek/music snobs out there, Happy Beethoven’s Birthday!

  • Leddeez and gennemen, it’s shameless plug time:

    Dooce, if you do make shirts (do it! do it!), I really recommend American Apparel. They make really nice t-shirts (not all baggy and dopey) in good colors, you can get them wholesale, and they have excellent labor practices (no sweatshops, made in LA).

    (I am not now, and never have been, a member of their PR department)

  • Erin

    Bucky – “black coffee” – preach brother! Have you heard Dennis Leary’s bit about “coffee flavored coffee”. Classic.

    I would most certainly buy a “Chuck ’08” tee shirt.

  • Wilma

    I totally want a GEORGE T-shirt. I totally want George, too.

  • More T-shirt ideas (which I would also buy) include:

    yesterday’s post about Beth’s pictures: DOOCE… with friends like me, who needs idiots?
    DOOCE… usually NOT wearing pink.
    GEORGE!… always carrying the heavy stuff.

    We’d definitely recognize one another in public.

  • mari

    George! looks awfully lethargic for 12:15 in the afternoon (note clock in the background). Surely someone is not suffering from a hangover?!

  • Oh man, this SOOOO has to get done. I NEED a tshirt. Juliet T, good idea about the ‘friends’ shirt. I’d wear that one too. And totally random but when I have a child and its a girl I want to name it Juliet. 😀

  • Kano

    Good Gawd! some of you really need a life. It scares me to think that we share that same planet.

  • Egg Nog, Smegma Log.
    I hate egg nog.

    It’s gross, people. I advise you not to look.

  • Egg Nog Latte? Not doing it for me. But then again, I’m a tea drinker.

    I have a bitchin’ recipe for something called Baltimore Egg Nog, however. When I do a holiday party, the punch bowl is invariably drained of the stuff.


  • ugh. office party last night. too … much … egg noggghhh … blurgh.

  • I just threw up a little in my mouth.

    Not because of George.

  • OMG!!!

    I’m first!!!


    all the cool kids were doing it.

  • Kano some of us have boring jobs on the east coast where it’s 11am… Chill the fuck out and enjoy the banter.

  • Hey Heather-
    I have been following your site for quite some time. I check it a couple times a day for new entries and stuff- you are absolutely hilarious!
    I have never written anything on here before, but I figured it was time since I have now had TWO dreams in which you are the main event.
    The first was I won a conest on the radio where the prize was getting to spend time at the Crib of Heather Armstrong…and in the dream I went to your place and had you sign an insane amounts of posters and t-shirts. Then last night, I dreamed that we lived next to each other and you saved the nieghborhood from being burned to the ground or something.
    So anyways, I guess this is my subconscience telling me to tell you that I read your site and you are amazing.
    I was actually in Utah last week too- and I was tempted to find ya. See the real deal…
    okay that sounded oh so stalkerish and I promise I am not that stakerish.

  • Great Shot!!! Plus it has GEORGE!!!

  • Bob


    Is still a TURD in my book.


  • In honor of Katie and Colleen from NJ, I will not shave today. (OK, I wasn’t going to anyway, but I’ll let them share in the credit for my laziness.)

    I want a “Re-elect Former Congressman Henry “Buck” Chucklesworth” T-shirt with the “Sigh. Life, life is hard” picture on it. Please???

  • ab

    I think Leta’s first word should be GEORGE!!!

  • I wish for you to bring me to, bring me to the rhythm
    Of which is now systematically given
    Desperately stressing I’m the daughter of a sister
    Who’s the mother of a brother who’s the brother of another
    Plus one more; all four
    Have a job to do, we doing it
    Respect due, to the mother who’s the root of it
    And next up is me, the M-O-N-I-E L-O-V-E
    And I’m first cause I’m a L-A-D-I-E


    There are so many parents on this list, I just wanted to post the website for Megan’s Law. The website is SUPER busy, but it’s up and running.

    It’s sad when I can locate more of my school mates on this list than on !!!!

    It was an eye opener for me. I thought my zip code was fairly safe. I was wrong.

  • I think it’s safe to say that George has a posse.

    Is that the Blue Plate Diner? Regardless, it looks like a great hangout.

  • Kano

    Geeze! Dyanna…How did you know that I was referring to you? Now get back to watching Judge Joe Brown and drinking your 6 Dollar heated shake with Egg nog in it…That is the same as a 6 dollar latte isn’t it? Some of us have boring jobs here too….but still choose to live in the real world.

  • I wanna GEORGE!

  • The magnificent bastard strikes again!

    Looks like he’s reading a menu. What did he decide on? He looks like a flapjacks and hash type of man.

  • I got the eggnog latte from Starbucks. WORST. DRINK. EVER. It tasted like coffee mixed with cheese mixed with poo mixed with some sort of cleaning fluid. Not pleasant.

  • My god, somebody get me a cupcake, STAT.

    I’d buy a dooce-inspired shirt…maybe not George, though, because someone might think it’s for DUBYA. Bleh.

  • I want to go there and get a latté because it looks so darn cool.

    Mmmmmm … Geooooorge.

  • shy

    egg nog latte. yummy. another weakness of mine around this time of year is ginger bread latte. double yummy.

  • Sue From Ohio


  • Nancy

    *frowns* I want more baby photos/doggy photos…PLEASE??

  • This photograph looks like an indie movie. It moves me.

    And stuff.

  • All I want for Christmas is a George T-shirt, a George T-shirt, a George T-shirt; all I want for Christmas…..

  • The Diminishing Returns of Responding to Snide Remarks

    “For you suffer fools gladly, seeing yourself as wise”

  • OH GOD! the Egg Nog Latte from Starbucks…how in the hell did they manage to duplicate the taste of vomit?

    Gingerbread Latte….now that is heaven.

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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