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Thursday, April 16, 2009

I have yet to get fired for writing a blog.

I did NOT go to SLC last night for this:

But when in Rome... take a picture.

Anyway. I really went to SLC last night to A) sit in the car while Kev attended the TEA party rally hosted at the Post Office and B) attend the reading of It Sucked and then I Cried by Heather Armstrong.

I already read the book because I was so paranoid that she'd ask if I'd already read the book and I didn't want to tell her "no." She didn't ask if I'd already read the book, but she did tell me she loved my coat.

And I had to tell her that it's my sister's because I felt guilty taking credit for a fashion statement I didn't make on my own.

I'm glad I went because I really appreciate what Heather writes, both on her daily website dooce, and in her newest book. She's honest, which is so refreshing when day after day I'm bombarded by blogs that make me think everyone I know must fart butterflies and burp concertos. Yes, Heather has her amazing accomplishments, but she also has real-life, relate-able moments. Her ability to write about both is one of the things I admire most about her.

If you've never visited dooce, I suggest you check it out. She not only writes, but she has a daily photo section, a daily style section, and a daily chuck section that features photos of her dogs.

Spending an hour listening to her read from her book and answer questions was exciting mostly because she's Tennessee-born and raised. I wanted to hear her accent. From now on I'll read her site with her very voice in my head.

And I mean that in a good way.


  1. Um, did you sit next to Sarah Nielson last night? Have you seen her blog post from last night? It's at ... Familiar photo. :)

    Anyway, like I said on twitter, I'm jealous. Looks like a fun night. (Not because of the thong.)

  2. I believe I did! I actually compared photos with her, even though we didn't introduce ourselves. We just bonded over the booty.

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  4. I'm so jealous! I wanted to go see her! I've started her book and find myself laughing out loud at the things she writes. I agree with you that the way she writes is refreshing. Your blog reminds me of hers, though. I think you're an excellent writer, and I appreciate your honesty.

  5. Everyone talks about this chick. I suppose I must click on over and check her out. That tramp stamp covered up by a black thong was awesome. I used to wear those to seminary. No wonder I got kicked out.


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