the smell of my desperation has become a stench

View from a hotel

  • fishsticked

    2012/02/15 at 9:41 am

    Trying something new? That’s all you’ll give us? That something new better involved improved penmanship.

  • wondercheese

    2012/02/15 at 9:47 am

    Im in the meatpacking. Let me know if you need drinks!

  • uvula_envy

    2012/02/15 at 9:58 am

    I live and work in Manhattan. You need to have a meetup with you and your fans! 🙂

  • Libra

    2012/02/15 at 9:58 am

    At least it’s legible! I hope you’re having fun in NYC!

  • slappyintheface

    2012/02/15 at 10:29 am

    Get off of the roof!!! There is pigeon poo up there!

  • sweetpotatopie

    2012/02/15 at 10:42 am

    Oooh I’m jealous. LOOOVE NYC. Hope you’re doing something wonderful and fun.

    PS. I beg you to stop with the “Look at the nutty outfit Cami wore today to classes at BYU or to the grocery store” posts. Really. She has her own blog, right? K. I feel slightly better.

  • subjectivitis

    2012/02/15 at 10:53 am

    I always imagined you would have been the valedictorian of handwriting. I feel like I don’t even know you. 😉

  • Lovebuzz38

    2012/02/15 at 11:14 am

    I hope it’s not base jumping.

  • tokenblogger

    2012/02/15 at 11:14 am

    I’m with sweetpotatopie — on both remarks.

  • filmlady11

    2012/02/15 at 11:18 am

    I’m all tuned up and waiting :-

  • fishsticked

    2012/02/15 at 11:27 am

    @SweetPotatoPie and @tokenblogger. I’m not trying to sound rude but can’t you just not click on them? I mean, you come here by choice, and you read by choice, so just choose not to click on those. Right?

  • NDW1982

    2012/02/15 at 12:44 pm

    I’m sure the vast majority appreciate the Cami posts. It brings something fresh to and her sense of style is sweet and unique. Keep em coming!

    p.s. Have fun in NYC!!! My favorite playground. 🙂


    I’ll go ahead and retract my ‘vast majority’ statement and just speak for myself. I like the Cami posts. I agree that there isn’t anything wrong with voicing ones opinion.

  • JessicaM

    2012/02/15 at 12:01 pm

    I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with people expressing preferences for dooce posts (or expressing that they don’t like something). I prefer the personal ones and her photography of the kids, dogs or landscape. I also like the occasional round-up of things she’s found online, because sometimes there’s good stuff in there. That feature is kind of hit or miss to me.

    Re: the Cami series – If there was a formal poll, I am not totally sure that you would be right, @NDW1982.

    I think I have a pretty good feel for the Camilla look now, and if I wanted to see more, I’d go to *her* blog, not dooce. I’m all for supporting your BFF and trying to help her build an audience/style consulting business, but now I just see those posts as free advertising (although maybe that’s an assumption!) or filler on days when Heather doesn’t have time to put up other content.

    Heather will do as she wishes, as is her right. We can click or not click, as is our right. However, when comments are open, I don’t think it is wrong to voice an opinion. Nobody’s calling Cami names or anything. It’s just a point of view.

    Anyhoo: Have fun in NYC, Heather! I miss that town. Also: go you for trying something new. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • relativevirtues

    2012/02/15 at 12:32 pm

    Hello from Union Square!

    Seriously, there should be an impromptu DoCo meet up with Dooce. Hope you’re having fun. 🙂

  • caitlinrenee

    2012/02/15 at 1:26 pm

    Great that you are trying something new with the handwriting, but to me it just comes across as rushed and uncaring.

    I am assuming that you must know of Garance Dore and her blog – she regularly writes over the top of her photos and it looks amazing. Totally stylish and personal.

    Here’s to hoping that your posts with handwriting will become a little more polished as you get the hang of it 🙂

    On the topic of the Cami posts I must say that I am in agreement with @JessicaM.

  • michellep

    2012/02/15 at 2:18 pm

    Have fun in NYC!

    re: the Cami posts, agree with @JessicaM. I tend to skip over these posts for the most part now…early on I did go to Cami’s blog to check it out, but not really my style so I don’t typically look at those posts anymore — no big deal. I view the series as being similar to the roundup series — Heather likes her style and shares some of her looks much in the same way she shares other things that appeal to her that she’s found searching around. It’s her blog so she can write/share what she chooses; as a reader, I can view what I choose.

  • sherylwx4

    2012/02/15 at 3:54 pm

    Interested in hearing what this something new is going to be . Are you going to move to NYC ? That’d be a cool twist to the blog… You just left us hanging here with our minds to wonder.

    Off the subject though, I too skip over the blog posts about Cami… Sorry, I get it, she has a unique eclectic style, but if I wanted to see it I’d go to her blog… I also skip over the look at what I found and look what I put on chucks head now posts because I come to read your writing, not the fluff.

  • AlisonG

    2012/02/16 at 5:43 am

    I’ve removed my previous comment. I was way out of line. WAY.

  • gcostaki

    2012/02/16 at 6:51 am

    I always go to New York City for gay sex.


  • Becky Cochrane

    2012/02/16 at 7:27 am

    I love NYC photos. I hope your trip is productive and fun!

  • Lily Hydrangea

    2012/02/15 at 7:47 pm

    What is up with the thoughtless comment like the one I just read from AlisonG? Is that supposed to be a joke? OMG, Alison, REALLY???

  • digitallounge

    2012/02/15 at 10:37 pm

    Anyways, on another note, are you marking up your photos with a stylus on an iPad? I like the sketchy, hand drawn photo corners.

    Love the Cami shots, love the round ups, photos, and the intense moments of self reflection. Express whatever you need to. It’s art, not a democracy.

  • Mrs.Stinson

    2012/02/16 at 2:14 am

    I think what this site needs is a little

  • guerrillamom

    2012/02/21 at 3:06 pm

    I freaking love the Cami posts- she is adorable and I love taking style hints from her. Keep ’em coming.
    Have fun in NY- don’t forget to come to Brooklyn!

  • bellamaxjoy

    2012/02/22 at 11:02 am

    I think that Cami looks like she dressed from the salvation army store. Some, very few looks do I like. The thing I find odd, is Heather is obviously getting alot of advise from this girl, and I really feel that the advice of a young 20 ish girl, that is not married and has no kids, should not be the advise Heather is following. It is very easy for single people or friends to say, oh just dump him, but the real world married friends know that it takes so much hard work to make a marriage work. I hope that Heather is not caught up in the single life of Cami, and forgetting that she is really a thirty something woman, with kids.
    And the hairy legs on cami, its gross.

  • PurpleHope

    2012/05/06 at 11:05 am

    It looks pretty much the same like the view from the hotel in Georgia>! I will post a photo with the view soon. This is so weird, it’s such a small world, and there are so many places that are so similar. Anyway, I would love to visit NY as well.

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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