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Heather B. Armstrong (aka Dooce) rocked it.

by Stephanie Stricklen

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:42 PM

Last night was a good night. A very good night for me.


Heather Armstrong (aka was on the show.. here's the interview:

You'll be thrilled to know that I saved all of my stalker talk and somehow managed to not freak her out. At least, I don't think I freaked her out. Anyway.

Here's a list of the things I wanted to tell her, but wisely chose not to:

  • I'm the girl who starts all my emails to you with "This may sound sort of stalker-y, but..."
  • My old dog Milo looked and acted just like your dog Chuck.
  • I wore your dooce shirt that the poor husband bought me for Christmas one year on my flight with the US Navy Blue Angels (eesh, that sounds stalkery even typing it).
  • I actually clapped a little when I found out we are due about the same time.
  • We're both having girls.
  • We are both married to guys named Jon/John.
  • I write a blog, too (I bet this one never gets old for her).

Blah, blah, STALKER.

Seriously, though.. I was more excited to meet her than our last big name guest, Conan O'Brien. And you know that I think Conan is amazingly cool. And I was incredibly impressed by him. But, because Heather has put so much of herself out there over the years, I feel connected to her even if, at the end of the day, I'm really not. It was a treat to meet her, and the question I've gotten several times today on Twitter and here in the newsroom is "What is she really like?"


She's freakishly tall. And slender. Hearing her talk about feeling large is a bit like watching Heidi Klum or some supermodel poke at imaginary fat on their stick-like thighs (which could probably start a fire from the friction except they're so skinny they don't touch anywhere). It's all an issue of perspective.

So, basically I'm saying I think she looks fantastic. And off camera comes across exactly like she does on camera; very witty, funny, and gracious.

Her new book, in case you're interested in checking it out: