the smell of my desperation has become a stench
  • maya

    2005/05/02 at 5:23 am

    good morning. i love your daily shots.

  • Hricachick

    2005/05/02 at 5:23 am

    Top 30?

    Cool shot!

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/05/02 at 5:23 am

    Nice picture. I wish I was in a sake haze.

  • jes

    2005/05/02 at 5:23 am

    i am on my way to i need to look up phallic. 🙂

  • honestyrain

    2005/05/02 at 5:24 am

    i like everything about this shot

  • jes

    2005/05/02 at 5:25 am

    lol – i SO totally get it now. it’s early, i’m a bit slow. nice shot, dooce.

  • Smark!

    2005/05/02 at 5:26 am

    I’m more of a people person. Pics of things are interesting, but photos are for more animated things…

  • mish

    2005/05/02 at 5:26 am

    looks like sunrise – surprised i remember what one of those looks like. suppose that will end when i have a Leta of my own!

  • Anita

    2005/05/02 at 5:13 am

    HOly cow! #1?

  • Roz

    2005/05/02 at 5:13 am

    love the glint of the sunlight in this one, great shot.

  • peggy

    2005/05/02 at 5:13 am

    Well now! No one else is here??

    Nice shot!

  • melly~

    2005/05/02 at 5:14 am

    where IS everyone?!

  • Jessamyn

    2005/05/02 at 5:14 am

    Mmmm, sake at twilight. Beautiful light.

  • Underblog

    2005/05/02 at 5:14 am

    Beautiful shot.

  • cyn

    2005/05/02 at 5:14 am

    Can I be first?

  • Gooooder

    2005/05/02 at 5:14 am


    i have never been in the top 20!

    the photo is nice, i’ve been checking randomly all weekend!

  • Wicked H

    2005/05/02 at 5:15 am

    Neato mosquito!

  • Shan

    2005/05/02 at 5:15 am

    top 10. woohoo!

  • Muffy

    2005/05/02 at 5:15 am

    Is that a little phallic, or am i just horny?

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/05/03 at 5:54 am

    I would assume that the next peep holiday is Halloween. They have Peep pumpkins and ghosts. ah… peeps. I WANT PEEPS.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/05/03 at 5:50 am

    I hear ya’, Muff. I just thought that story was hysterical. Can you imagine someone eating a 15 pound burger? I also was never fat – 5’11” and 120 lbs. despite living in the pierogie and pastie (I mean the meat and cheese thing, not the nipple garment) capitol of the U.S. I think it is funny, though, that the one person that ate that monstrosity of a burger was 100 pounds. And a girl. I ate fifty hot wings in college once. I was really drunk.

  • The Muff

    2005/05/03 at 5:53 am

    Katie. I’m down to 1 box of peeps. In my desk drawer. They’re purple. When is the next peep holiday? I gotta go on the Just Born site. For answers I need to have. Must. Find. More. Peeps.

  • The Muff

    2005/05/03 at 5:45 am

    Katie: Just because I live in NEPA doesnt mean I drink the water. I’m 5’2 and a buck twenty, dripping wet.
    I have a foot long occasionally. I don’t live at the place. Come on. Now, if there’s anythign that’s gonna get my ass hanging out of my gown, it’s these damn Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies 2 fer 5 bucks at the dollar store.

    Yup. He’s waking up with brownie on his butt.

  • Mary

    2005/05/03 at 5:47 am

    oh comments are still open

    Heather I was very touch by your monthly newsletter. Leta is more and more beautiful every day and the agony she puts you through brings you closer together.

    Someday she will read that and yes she will be embarrassed but she will see that no matter what hell she was your love was never ending.
    And that will make her go “Aww you sweet grouchy old lady.”

  • southern fried girl

    2005/05/03 at 5:48 am

    Good morning all. Thought seriously about coming down with a serious illness this morning but I gave in and came to work. Damn it.

  • Vaida

    2005/05/03 at 5:17 am

    I am at work again. 9:15 a.m. Today life sucks and so does this shit job.

  • The Muff

    2005/05/03 at 5:22 am

    Someone pissed in Vaida’s orange juice today. Good morning, dear.

    I’m just lurkin’, waiting for the new photo.
    And Comment 412. Wonderfully put. That’s the way it should be.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/05/03 at 5:23 am

    It is SO exciting to see the pictures of Leta – especially the last one where she is standing on her own two little legs. She is THIS close to walking, and boy will Heather be regretful that she ever prayed long and hard for Leta to walk. I remember when little Patrick started walking – he was nine months old. Early walking just may be a bigger curse than late walking. And he never walked – he ran. God Bless Heather and Jon.

  • Marly

    2005/05/03 at 5:27 am

    You are amazing and honest and real.
    thank you

  • k rain

    2005/05/03 at 5:32 am

    Oh, the monthly newsletters to Leta always make me happy. I’m so going to enjoy torturing my offspring with tales of their youth.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/05/03 at 5:34 am

    Muffy, when are you going to start your blog? I cannot wait any longer. I am sure it is going to be absolutely hilarious.

  • naralius

    2005/05/03 at 5:36 am

    Im waiting for muffy’s blog too, I check everyday and get really disapointed you make me laugh

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/05/03 at 5:39 am

    You get disappointed that Muffy makes you laugh? Or you get disappointed that she doesn’t have a blog? 😉

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/05/03 at 5:42 am

    This article just proves that people in PA (my home state) are weird. And fat.

  • The Muff

    2005/05/03 at 5:42 am

    My boss is on one of his “errands”, whatever that means.
    Which means for me, time to double-dip and do this document I promised the attorney i work part time for, that I’d have it done by tonight. It’s not done.

    Oh, and no, not all the thank you’s are out. But this whole runaway bride thing really puts me in a good light. I was just a little nauseous at my bridal shower. It’s not like I didn’t show up or anything. Thanks Jennifer Wilbanks. Your irreverent and reckless behavior saved my relationship with my Mom!
    Oh, and Katie, yea, the blog. After the wedding. I promise. We’re trying to do the online business thing anyway. We got a dummy book on it and everything.
    After the wedding. Two weeks tomorrow kiddos.

  • The Muff

    2005/05/03 at 4:47 am

    Good Morning!
    Newsletter 15 has me in tears, as usual.
    My boss must think I’m a freak.
    Of course, you guys KNOW i’m a freak.

  • greenthumb

    2005/05/03 at 4:50 am

    coskel, there is still half a glass of Shiraz left from last night.


    Morning Ms. Bucky(smooch)

  • Nilbo

    2005/05/03 at 4:54 am

    Warm and sunny here, wtf .. so bring on the circus … you’ll be able to find me .. I’ll be under your desk …

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    2005/05/03 at 5:14 am


    Is that what the kids are callin’ it now?

    Oooh, you got “Shiraz” in my hair!
    Wow, that’s a lotta “Shiraz” Greenie.
    Monica shoulda washed that “Shiraz” off her blue dress.

  • Amber

    2005/05/03 at 5:02 am

    Heather, that was such a sweet letter!

  • Susie

    2005/05/03 at 5:09 am

    greenie, how ’bout pouring that shiraz in my green tea here?

  • Sheryl 98/286

    2005/05/03 at 4:21 am

    Happy 15 mo. Leta. I think I see a pointy chin emerging… Heather if you have any cassette tape boxes,a big stack is guaranteed to entertain for at least 5 minutes!

  • coskel/whfropera

    2005/05/03 at 4:40 am

    Bucky, I don’t know if I can start my day talking about the worm I’m not currently getting! Tequila or…well, um, yeah, that kind.
    LOL, I’m always happy to see you – what I was NOT happy to see was this crappy gray sky and cold temps, so I’m going to broadcast warm, funny happy circus comedy opera today for all my poor Michigan listeners.

  • minxlj

    2005/05/03 at 12:44 am

    Love the atmosphere in Dooce’s pics!
    We’re still planning the Present for Dooce project over at or you can email me at

  • Henryk_

    2005/05/03 at 1:50 am


  • i hate you all

    2005/05/03 at 3:24 am

    Henryk is such a stellar parental example. We should all be more like him. And our kids should be more like his kids.

  • the niffer

    2005/05/03 at 3:29 am

    Nikki – that’s brilliant. Does it work on cats?

    Dooce – lovely newsletter once again. She is so lucky to have a mom who keeps up the ‘baby book’.

  • coskel/whfropera

    2005/05/03 at 3:47 am

    I missed all the wine-drinking last night? damn.

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    2005/05/03 at 3:51 am

    Coskel, it’s too early for wine.

    …now, if we’re talkin’ _tequila_ then pull up a breakfast bowl.

    Is that the worm, or are you just happy to see me?

  • Mr. Ee

    2005/05/03 at 4:12 am

    Un viaje la foto, che.

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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