I forgot one of the things I was gonna say earlier

Also, on Dooce's blog yesterday or the day before–I don't know when it was. Recently, okay?–she showed pictures of her bathroom remodel and oh! It is so ugly. So people commented, and you know Dooce gets 500 comments on a bad day, and everyone commented about how ugly it was, except for a few people who didn't, and naturally Dooce called everyone "nutters" and oh! The drama. …You don't really need me to link to dooce, right? I mean, how patronizing. She gets a million hits a day. Is there really anyone out there who doesn't know it's dooce.com? At any rate, her photos of the bathroom and the comments are way interestinger than my blog, even when I use the word "interestinger," so go look.

41 thoughts on “I forgot one of the things I was gonna say earlier

  1. According to the Wall Street Journal, Jean, Dooce makes $40,000 a month. No, I did not make a typo.
    You may enter into a depression now. You have my permission.

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  2. So how much do you thing Dooce earns from her blog? I’ve always wondered. Not the book thing, just the blog. Anybody have any idea?

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  3. I do not read Dooce. I guess I’m one of the few people that just does not get her. I don’t find her funny or interesting. But since you mentioned it, I had to go look. And I have just one thought. Why would you spend thousands of dollars on a bathroom remodel just to have it look like…that?

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  4. I think I was the only loser who didn’t know who dooce.com was. I am still trying to figure out what the big deal is about Dooce?

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  5. I really didn’t know it was dooce.com, so I’m glad you mentioned that. The only time I go there is when you mention something she’s said. I tried to read her for exactly 2 days and didn’t get why people love her. You, June, kick dooce’s butt…hands down.
    AND… I think what makes me want to vomit the most about her bathroom remodel is the wonky way she elongated the photos. Her bathroom looked 10 feet long pre-remodel and half that after the remodel. Crazy.
    Not bagging on dooce, I’m just sayin’.
    ALSO–wasn’t home for the Farrah show, but heard about it and have spent the better part of the day trying to get onto nbc’s website to watch it. Apparently I’m not the only person trying, because that video is locked up tight.

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  6. Holy pajamas is my favorite part of the comments today. And June, you and Pioneer Woman are the only blogs that I have to check every day!

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  7. June, in my reader you are in the highly-coveted “Favvy” folder. Dooce is not. I don’t squee when Dooce posts. I think she is very one-note. And her new bathroom looks like the activities one conducts in there.

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  8. Let me get this straight – we’re all discussing Dooce’s bathroom? Really?
    Personally, I like a kinder, gentler blogosphere. If someone posts pictures of their bathroom and I don’t have something nice to say about it, I don’t say anything at all (she says primly). Blogging is like a big cocktail party – you mingle, you meet new folks and chat with them, and you definitely don’t start throwing your drink in someone’s face just because you don’t like what she’s wearing. You just move on.
    Unless, of course, she insults you first. Then the gloves are off…

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  9. You know I think you are WAY more interestinger than Dooce. I don’t care for her at all, actually. So keep posting, woman!

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  10. Seriously? She makes how much a month and is on Oprah? Whatever. You are FIRST in my bookmarks (even the Nester is #2). I could care less how her bathroom looks (even though it looks bizarre). You make me laugh every day and I thank you for it.

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  11. My niece’s graduation card that went in the mail yesterday had an awesome Eleanor Roosevelt quote on it. Of course, my 43-year-old brain can’t remember what it was now.
    Oh, my favorite month is still the December with the “It’s a Wonderful Life” quotes. I’m sensing an Eleanor month.
    I have a feeling you’re going to be skyping with Oprah one day soon.

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  12. They should have gotten a gorgeous new bookshelf, like mine, which is featured on my blog, which you can reach by clicking on my name. Go on now – I get like 4 hits a day, I don’t even know because I don’t know how to count them.
    I’m so disappointed about that bathroom. And if she really makes $40k a month, why are they buying Ikea fiberboard “furniture” and remodeling the bathroom themselves? Especially when they are bad at it?
    It’s a shame, especially since they usually have great taste.

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  13. Ever since the one time I checked out Dooce’s comments and realized she was getting 600 A DAY (on a slow day), I lost interest in her blog. I would hate it if you were getting that many…your blog would still be as funny but I would feel more like a fan and less like a member of a secret club. I don’t WANT you to be discovered, even though you richly deserve it.
    And the tile on her bathroom floor is painful – if she was going with a different style at least she could have gone with a different color and it might have been palatable (sp?).

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  14. I am a regular, fanatic-type June reader, but until tonight I had never visited Dooce before. Soooo I took a walk on over to check out the new bathroom, and HOLY PAJAMAS it is awful! And HOLY PAJAMAS I like June a whole, whole lot better. Guess who’s linked on my reader and who isn’t?

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  15. Darla,
    That “we’re all gonna die” commenter was the BEST. What a sadsack!
    For those of you who didn’t read it, I believe he or she was numner 93, 94 AND 100 in Dooce’s comments on the bathroom post. Because the doomsday comment wasn’t bad enough just once, no.

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  16. That is one butt ugly bathroom. Not only are you funnier, you have better taste. I am not sure where all her money goes but it clearly is not being spent on a decorator or quailty furnishings.

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  17. She’s not in my google reader but YOU are.
    I think it’s sad that people can’t just simply state they don’t like her tile or her bathroom, they feel the need to dismantle her person as well. I mean realllllyyyy….UGH!
    Ok, I did laugh at the lady who told us we were all gunna die. Yeah, I did.

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  18. Thank you, Linda. That was a fine first comment!
    I think Dooce is a good writer, and she makes it look easy, but I sincerely appreciate everyone saying I am funny. Now where’s my $40,000 a month?

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  19. I have been reading Dooce for a couple of years, and I just started reading your blog in the last few months. I have never been brave enough to comment on any blog, but your comment about not being as interesting as Dooce just isn’t true. I can skip Dooce for a few days, but I can’t wait to check out what you have to say everyday- because sometimes your “not saying much” makes me laugh so much.

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  20. *Raising hand shyly* I didn’t know who Dooce was… I can feel your grimace. She is a funny lady. Almost as funny as you. Your happy childhood may have had something to do with your cool, hippie parents. I still laugh maniacally to myself when I think about the conversation they had with you at 4 (or something) about changing your name. “Hey June, man…” Too funny.

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  21. *Raising hand shyly* I didn’t know who Dooce was… I can feel your grimace. She is a funny lady. Almost as funny as you. Your happy childhood may have had something to do with your cool, hippie parents. I still laugh maniacally to myself when I think about the conversation they had with you at 4 (or something) about changing your name. “Hey June, man…” Too funny.

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  22. *Raising hand shyly* I didn’t know who Dooce was… I can feel your grimace. She is a funny lady. Almost as funny as you. Your happy childhood may have had something to do with your cool, hippie parents. I still laugh maniacally to myself when I think about the conversation they had with you at 4 (or something) about changing your name. “Hey June, man…” Too funny.

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  23. Well, Jeez Oh Pete, I owe June a HUGE apology. Dang it, June. I am sorry. So, so sorry. You see, I sent June a message earlier asking if she and this Dooce were “blog friends” and had Dooce commented here in our happy, little comment world. June responded basically “HELL NO!”. I had only just gone to Dooce today when June directed me to and checked out the hideous bathroom. Then I sent the message, then I went back and checked out her site a little more. She isn’t really a kind person. Wow. And I see my fellow commenters are on the same page (pun fully intended) as our dear June.
    But I’m totally going to be checking out her site from now on because she is snarky and let’s be honest… that’s pretty funny.

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  24. I really only look at Dooce for the Chuck pics anymore. The bathroom is icky, the tiles drive me nuts! If they weren’t going to wait the 2 weeks, why didn’t they at least get a SMALLER square tile so it’s not as obvious? Duh!

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  25. June, I’m aggreeing with everyone that doesn’t like Dooce (and I have to live in the same state as she) and likes you way better. You’re so much more interestinger.

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  26. Now see, I like it when you comment on your own blog! It’s like we’re having a little discussion!
    I was just coming here to say that although I love modern stuff (did the antique thing, but living in a 250 year old mill cured me of it), her bathroom needs some help.
    I can take the vanity, but the layout is icky and the tiles, as mentioned numerous times… seizure material, maybe.
    And I’m probably the only person who never reads dooce. I only read June. And Facebook, lol.

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  27. That vanity is the scariest, early-70s, sweet transvestite from Transylvania, plastic-y looking beige thing I have ever seen. But nothing compares to the horror of the two kinds of tile. And all because she couldn’t wait TWO WEEKS for matching tile?
    Have I mentioned Eleanor Roosevelt said small minds discuss people? Have I mentioned I have to stop commenting on my own blog?

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  28. I only like the rug.
    If it were mine, it would be covered with dog hair because my dogs like rugs.
    There might even be a corner missing where the Jack Russell chewed it a bit. But the rest is puke-tastic.

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  29. Dear Meme,
    My parents raised me to be an atheist, so yeah, I’m not all hating on being forced to believe in nothing, that’s true. (My mother isn’t an atheist anymore; she would want me to be sure to point that out.) (And neither am I.)

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  30. I saw that bathroom in Dooce’s blog a couple of days ago and thought it was a HOT MESS. I really only check in on her about once a week since I stumbled onto your blog, June. You’re funnier and your commentors are more amusing than hers. Happier, too.
    Got to be the Good Blog Chi you’re spreading around.

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  31. June, I completely disagree. Not about the bathroom remodel (it isn’t pretty) but I find you to way more interestinger than her. And you aren’t as angry. I am going to step out on a limb here and guess that you don’t hate whatever religion your parents forced upon you as a child. Happy June, that’s what you are.

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  32. I think the only thing uglier than her new bathroom is the way she apparently hates (disdains/patronizes/condescends to) her commenters/readers. There are a few people who go over the line with personal attacks and profanity, but when she gets upset that people feel licensed to comment on her business that she has MADE PUBLIC? Irks.
    (But I still read her. She’s a fantastic storyteller, and usually has better taste than that vanity!)

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