Playful, elegant, and not above the judicious use of the word “shit."

View of L.A. from Runyon Canyon circa October 2002

  • wow. i’ve never been to LA. it’s not as pretty as where you live now…

  • Do you really miss that smog when you have that beautiful BLUE sky/mountains/streets?

    Seriously, is everything in SLC BLUE?

  • sab

    do you think you and the family would ever move back?

  • Shelli

    oh my gosh! I TOTALLY Discovered what CHUCKLES IS! I was watching the dog show and he’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback hound! do a google search on um, and you can see pictures. COOL! He’s famous!

  • GSV Micturition to Windward

    I’ve seen “SLC” twice now on this site. Once in a comment in this thread and once one of Ms. Armstrong’s articles where she referred to the “SLC Police”.

    What the bleep is”SLC” ?

  • Veronica

    Um, Salt Lake City? I’m just guessing.

  • “slc”–sALT lAKE cITY, WHERE DOOCE RESIDES

    dOOCE, YOU HAVE SUCH INTELLIGENT AND WITTY ACQUAINTANCES. i THINK I SHOULD MOVE TO UTAH.

  • GSV Micturition to Windward

    Insert sound of palm slapping forehead here. Had a blonde moment obviously.

    I just discovered her site yesterday and I am reading from oldest to newest – with a few exceptions – so it “feels” to me like she is still in L.A. and hence I missed the obvious meaning of SLC.

  • Though he has some similar features, Chuckles is not likely part Rhodesian Ridgeback.

    Not that Chuck isn’t awesome and buff, but Rhodies are more red (less blonde) than Chuck is as well as being significantly larger and more muscular than Chuck. Also they all have a “ridge” of fur that grows in reverse along the spine.

    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/rhodesianridgeback.htm

  • Great picture. Brings up memories, but I haven’t really looked back since I escaped three years ago.

  • It’s barking cold outside! 🙂 happy weekend! (:3

  • FIRST1?!1!!??

    You’re stories make me want to live in LA muchly.

  • GSV Micturition to Windward

    If you want to try to figure out what breed Chuck is, take a look at all the pretty pictures at the American Kennel Club association.
    http://www.akc.org/breeds/breeds_a.cfm

    Seems like that site would be to you guys what Playboy.com is to me 😉

    Personally, I could care less what breed Chuckie is. Every dog my family has ever had has been a mutt from the animal shelter and they have all been attractive, loveable, well natured dogs and it seems that is also true of Chuck. What breed label can or cannot be applied to him is the least important thing about him. Why look a gift horse – dog in this case – in the mouth ?

  • Absolutely gorgeous, Heather. LA rocks. (Smog and all!)

  • Harry

    Ahhhhhhhh….smog! Never trust any air that you cannot see! You never know what you are breathing!

  • Lisa J.

    Are residents of Utah really referred to as “Utahns”?

    And I thought “Michiganders” was bad…