the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Chucknuts roasting on an open fire

  • caitlin

    2004/12/25 at 5:27 am


  • Laurie T.

    2004/12/25 at 5:28 am

    Merry Christmas from a long-time lurker. Could I be first? Chuck is adorable!

  • di

    2004/12/25 at 5:28 am

    merry christmas!

  • Heather

    2004/12/25 at 5:29 am

    Merry Christmas!!!! Fourth????

  • caitlin

    2004/12/25 at 5:30 am

    i was first!

    merry christmas from a reader.

  • Ashik

    2004/12/25 at 5:31 am

    What an adorable reindeer you have!

  • alyssa

    2004/12/25 at 5:31 am

    the best is that those antlers are like for a 100lb dog. 🙂

  • kEma

    2004/12/25 at 5:32 am

    what a deer and what a handsome ex congressman

    I swear he has something to do with Santa…

  • Lisa

    2004/12/25 at 5:32 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!! 🙂

    Chuck is simply adorable. Where’s Leta in an angel outfit? 😉

  • Abby

    2004/12/25 at 5:32 am

    From my 6 yo daughter: “Awwww, that’s soooo cute!!!”. And yes, she used at least 3 exclamation points! Merry Christmas to all!

  • Kath

    2004/12/25 at 5:35 am

    Yay! Chuck for Christmas 🙂

    Merry Christmas to the entire Blurbodoocery Family…George! included!

  • Lindsey

    2004/12/25 at 5:36 am

    You’re roasting Chucks nuts? Well I suppose his “boys” aren’t doing much these days anyway. Have a fabby Christmas Armstrongs!!!

  • Danielle

    2004/12/25 at 5:38 am

    tooooooooooooooo cute!

    Hope everyone has a
    *fantastic Christmas*

  • ginger

    2004/12/25 at 5:43 am

    I love how he always seems to be gazing into the distance….

  • Mrs.Stray

    2004/12/25 at 5:47 am

    Merry Christmas guys. I hope you all get large watches and chocolate ex-lax.

  • Mrs.Stray

    2004/12/25 at 5:49 am

    Lmao..he isn’t gazing off into the distance. He is *TOTALLY* embarrassed that his Mommy would dress him in such hideous things, probably while laughing, and then take a *picture* to put on her site! heh.

    Happy Birthday Jesus!

  • Ali

    2004/12/25 at 5:55 am

    Merry Christmas, Blurbo-Dooce family! Happy first Christmas, Leta. I’m sure you were spoiled rotten by Santa.

  • Kate

    2004/12/25 at 5:56 am

    What a crack up! Merry Christmas to all from sunny San Diego!

    May the new year bring exciting new ventures and memories.

  • Calli

    2004/12/25 at 5:56 am

    Adorable. Merry Christmas, Armstrongs!
    Have a wonderful day. 🙂

  • ling

    2004/12/25 at 6:01 am


  • PapaBear

    2004/12/25 at 6:05 am

    21!!!!! SWEET. Cute picture Heather. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope Santa is good to Leta and Chuck.

  • veronicalynne

    2004/12/25 at 6:06 am

    Happy Holiday Dooce! Here’s wishing you, Jon, Leta, and yes, Chuck, the happiest first Christmas the little one could possibly have and one that Mom and Dad will remember forever.

  • Sarah In Alaska

    2004/12/25 at 6:07 am

    Merry Christmas and holiday magic to you and your beautiful family. Alaska loves you all!

  • Marshall

    2004/12/25 at 6:15 am

    It seems that you and Dean at had the same idea.

  • Liz

    2004/12/25 at 6:20 am

    Gotta love a dog that will let you do that to him. Merry Xmas from New Orleans

  • spygeek

    2004/12/25 at 6:30 am

    Merry Christmas!

  • Erin

    2004/12/25 at 6:34 am

    Merry Christmas! Chuck looks so precious!!

  • Thalia

    2004/12/25 at 6:36 am

    Yeah, today my puppy attacked the Christmas tree. It was really adorable too. But your Reindeer Chuck is awesome too.

  • Gia

    2004/12/25 at 6:43 am

    He’s so cute. Chuckmastime is my favorite time of year. 🙂

  • Douglas

    2004/12/25 at 6:46 am

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas for you and yours. Hey Chuck, don’t woory it’s alomost over with.:) Have a happy holidays from Tikrit, Iraq. Courtesy of The Big Red One

  • Kristine

    2004/12/25 at 6:49 am

    Merry Christmas Armstrongs and all of dooceville.

  • Mihilo

    2004/12/25 at 7:06 am


  • Krystal

    2004/12/25 at 7:10 am

    Merry Christmas =] I hope you all have an amazing day and that leta gets fun stuff. stuff that she hasnt ever seen so she can be entertained.

  • George Lover

    2004/12/25 at 7:30 am

    Merry Christmas. Great, great photo.

  • Sue From Ohio

    2004/12/25 at 7:30 am

    Now that is frickin’ hilarious…Merry Merry Armstrong’s!

  • A Very Mary Christmas

    2004/12/25 at 7:31 am

    A very merry Christmas to all of you at the blurbodoocery–especially Chuck, who deserves a lot of pizza and poptarts for the Christmas torture. What a good sport!

  • Erin

    2004/12/25 at 7:43 am

    Yeah for the Chuckster! Hope the Armstrongs and all those Dooce addicts out there (like myself) have a wonderful holiday.

  • Wicked H

    2004/12/25 at 7:45 am

    Happy Holidays to all!!!!!

  • christine

    2004/12/25 at 7:46 am

    Merry Christmas, Armstrong family!

  • shy

    2004/12/25 at 7:47 am

    to heather, jon and leta,

    wishing the three of you a very wonderful holiday.

    leta… go for the wrapping paper!

  • shy

    2004/12/25 at 7:48 am

    oh my god… how horrible for me to forget the wish the super chuck a very, merry chirstmas!

    chuck… go for the wrapping paper!

  • JulieT

    2004/12/25 at 7:50 am

    In a past life, Chuck was royalty.

    Merry Christmas Heather, Jon, Leta, Chuck & GEORGE!

  • mouse

    2004/12/25 at 7:51 am

    Mirry chresmis Shuckk! I lik yorr antlirs viry mush. I nivir notiss thim befor. I luk lak 1 leetel deir 2.

  • nance

    2004/12/25 at 7:53 am

    merry exmusssssssss.

  • Cammie

    2004/12/25 at 8:00 am

    Happy Christmas!

  • Ali

    2004/12/25 at 8:08 am


    Enjoy your first Christmas with the frog baby 🙂

  • Tabitha & Tyson

    2004/12/25 at 8:14 am

    Merry Christmas!!!!

    From two regular readers in Nashville, TN.

  • Heather

    2004/12/25 at 8:29 am

    Aww, Chuck wears his antlers so proudly.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Dayna

    2004/12/25 at 8:30 am

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  • TracyDee

    2004/12/25 at 8:35 am

    Merry Christmas…. thanks for starting my day out with a smile 🙂 BTW…I put those antlers on my angora rabbit and they looked oh so cute 🙂

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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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