• http://www.penswords.com chunderchud

    First reaction: Damn!

    Second reaction: Duh, what’d I expect?

    Third reaction: Time to redesign.

    Very nice.

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com the mighty jimbo

    oh sweet merciful lord, dooce has come back to us!

    i can go back to procrastinating with wild, reckless abandon once again!

    and for the record, you could post this blog with dancing hamsters and little animated torches and i would still read the fucker religiously.

  • http://www,novenarik.org/ventricle/ Jory

    Hotty McHot Hot. Nice design. Also: I’m not sure if your tostada lust is exclusive to Taco Bell, but apparently Taco Time makes several variations…

  • http://soubriquet.net .sara

    neato. (: congrats on the new house, that’s awesome!

  • rusbravo

    Glad you’re back. I’ve missed you.

  • http://www.lyrically.net Lyric

    Gorgeous redesign. I’ve always loved your graphic sense. The next thing you’re going to try is replacing all the divs and spans with real HTML elements – and then you get to have the fun of overriding all the browser defaults so it looks like you want again! (And don’t forget that every browser has different defaults…)

    In all seriousness, it’s a pleasure to see someone else who’s made the jump to the Higher Plane Of Web Design. Congratulations.

  • http://www.swirlspice.com Irk

    Dude! Sweet! Me likey.

  • http://queserasera.blogspot.com Sarah B.

    How to charm/annoy me is back! All is right with the world.

  • http://www.knitwitology.net/knitlog/ Morgan

    You forgot to close the div tag here:
    There were

    structures for going up the stairs,

    Love it all otherwise.

  • Michael

    I actually put my hands together and prayed – PRAYED – that your site would be there. And it was. Proof there is a God.

    Great post to welcome us back with.

    I’ve never heard of someone’s bladder screaming? Can I come over and listen/see? :P

  • an ardent stone

    Fuck, now I want a martini.

    Everytime I start to set up a site using pure CSS/XHTML, Walter from the Big Lebowski stomps into my head and shouts, “Mark that div tag and you’re entering a world of pain!” Congrats on pulling through with it, very snazzy.

    As always, thanks for the awesome site.

  • http://www.chadcrowell.com Chuck Cheeze

    Oh Heather. You charm me so. Furst you grow up around the corner from where I went to high school (Millington Central), then you move to LA where I am sure I saw you walking behind the same alley from 7-11 to the apartments at 4151 Arch drive off Ventura, then you off and get marries in Yosemite, my favorite place on Earth. Now you bring back all the best parts about your sites’ past. I am enamored and frazzled.

  • http://planetbrent.com Brent

    CSS and

    ‘s are cool — and supposed to make life simpler — but I’ll be damned if sometimes they don’t end up making Web design a pain-in-the-arse! Ever tried to make a three column data entry form with
    ‘s? It’s trivial with tables, but requires some heroics with CSS. But, still, I jumped on the bandwagon a year ago, and never looked back. Glad to see you’re here, too!
  • http://convivial.blogspot.com Heather #2

    Morgan – you just earned your place under the “how to annoy me” heading.

    Jimbo – dancing hamsters, even from Heather, will never be ok.

    Heather – I totally missed you, sister. I’m glad you’re back. Congrats on the house. I will pray for your and John’s smooth transition into your new space.

  • Jon

    As adorable as your ‘keep coming back’ page was, I’m so excited that the Dooce is back! Most excellent design, and another priceless story.

    Praise Dooce!

  • http://www.throughyoureyes.com Dyanna

    As always, it looks loverly ’round here. Glad you’re back! :)

  • http://blab-o-rama.com The Fanboy Formerly Known As Beerzie

    Omigosh this new site is orgasmically wonderful, and I was suicidal the last week without your blog.

    Seriously, it looks good.

    Welcome back.

  • http://blab-o-rama.com The Fanboy Formerly Known As Beerzie

    Oh, and I hope those are GIN martinis, because I’m the type of snob who believes that vodka martinis are not really martinis at all, they are BULLSHIT!


  • http://www.absolutcollectors.com Alex

    Who knew a tiled background could look classy?

    Looks beautiful and inspires me to try out this whole CSS thing you speak of. If only there were more hours in the day…

  • http://thetextobscured.net Ismat

    Dooce, I would like to award you 50 points. You’ve earned it.

  • http://thetextobscured.net Ismat

    Dooce, I would just like to give you 50 points. You’ve earned it.

  • http://www.moveablebeast.com peggy

    Purty! Glad you’re back.

  • http://thetextobscured.net Ismat

    Dooce, I would like to take away 1000 points from myself because I am an idiot.

  • http://knitwitology.net/knitlog Morgan

    Having made a weak attempt at a joke, I’ll slink back under my desk and hide now.

  • http://www.barkins.com Richard Barkins

    I’m dreaming in teal! Nice!

  • http://www.littlelibertine.com Lil’ Lib

    Oh thank God! I was beginning to think I’d never get my next fix. Welcome back!

  • http://www.bathtubgin.blogspot.com windosill wendy

    Dooce, it’s just lovely. Congrats on conquering CSS. You have my full admiration.

  • http://www.renee-chroncles.net Renee

    CSS rules! And so does your new design! I love it!

  • http://www.renee-chronicles.net Renee

    Oh, and PS: for bladder infections I swear by grape juice. Not the from-concentrate kind, but the full strength, organic kind. I used to get them aaaaaall the time, now if I feel one coming on, I chug grape and POOF! Gone. (Yes, I said grape juice. It’s been proven to be just as effective, if not more, than cranberry. And it tastes way better.)

  • http://www.fotki.com/allison113 allisonic

    This rules. It’s beautiful. I love that you brought back the how to charm me/annoy me headings.
    And, the colors are so cheerfully springy.

  • http://somewhere.nowhere moose

    Sigh. This won’t let me put my comment properly between brackets so you’ll have to imagine them:
    div id=”enjoyment-and-appreciation” dooce rocks once again! /div

  • http://www.joh3n.com/rant joh3n

    Hot diggity boo-bombly! Site looks rocken like dokken. Curse you, now I may have to attempt css myself. A pox on you and your cute dog and bearded manly-man, a pox!

    (welcome back!)

  • http://footinmouthdisease.blogspot.com Naaman

    Just wait until you learn the wonders that come with learning XSL and combining it with CSS and XHTML to make your life a tableless nightmare. Don’t worry though — after a while you can start nesting divs and really make a mess of it.

  • s00ka

    great googly moogly! you’re back! :) i’ve been like a crackwhore living off a patch. love the new look.

  • http://fauxhemia.blogspot.com kate

    Damn. It would take a life-altering catastrophe for me to mention a bladder infection in a mere parenthetical manner.

    Therefore, I’m glad you’re even ALIVE.

  • http://convivial.blogspot.com Heather #2

    Morgan – I was totally kidding.

    Dooce – it didn’t remember my personal info.

  • http://www.dooce.com dooce

    heather #2: thanks for the heads up. fucking fuck fuck fuck.

  • http://www.findanewpath.com Turner

    Ok, so I’m surfing the web looking for some old wedding photos to play around with and I stumble on your wedding photos. Fabulous. So is your site.

    I’m turning your wedding photos into a video without your permission. I will put it on a DVD for you. I am not a psycho killer, just killing time.


  • MattE


    Hot diggity dog! Glad to see you are back. I agree with the masses… a week without Dooce was hard to take. Your musings are addictive!

    I love the additions of the Annoy/Charm stuff! If only I could get something this cool on my blog!

    Welcome back. We’ve missed you.

  • http://www.pumpkinjuice.com Jen

    Dooce! Love the new layout! (Especially the martini glasses.) Man, nested tables, huh? I’m in the process of doing a new summer re-design on my ol’ site… maybe I should figure out what the hell nested tables ARE.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/chrys Chrys

    I only disovered your blog a few days ago and have thoroughly enjoyed the hours spent laughing and reliving the lastcouple years of your life with you. Thank you for “blessing” the rest of the world with such humor and humility. (PS – Love the new redesign? What software do you use?)

  • http://homepage.mac.com/mrjerz/ certified

    Man, the past week has been lame. Nobody asked me once why I was laughing out loud. Welcome back.

  • http://shyeyes.org shy
  • http://convivial.blogspot.com Heather #2

    Dooce: Fuck, fuck, fucking on heaven’s door.

  • scot-on-the-rocks

    Amazing…spectaular…nectar of the blog-gods!

    But just what I would expect from you. You are among the bes MT drivers ever!

  • http://www.dooce.com dooce

    testing these motherfucking comments motherfuck.

  • http://www.idiofunctional.blogspot.com Don

    Nice design. A really half-ass compliment I know.

  • http://irvingplace.net/blog/ Kayjay

    Oh my god! I am going through that same pain. Last night I was up till 2 AM cursing at my monitor for the fact that I still can’t get my oldest entires converted, and that my template is all in Bloggerian HTML and I know nothing about CSS yet. Oy. I ended up having nightmares about unending progress bars and broken code.

    Oh, and while I am from Wisconsin, I promise to never, ever, on pain of death and dismemberment, run your site through a validator.

  • http://www.undermine.net/tracy/ tracy

    Preach it. I’ve been redoing my blog because I’m moving to MT, and I still can’t let go of the tables. I love the tables. The tables are God, and I am still faithfull.


  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/sheep_carbine Blib

    Hmmm. I’ve dreamed in versions of C and in classic NES Tetris, but thats about the extent of it. And frankly I think thats personally reasonable. This of course seems totally odd to me as the whole ‘reading’ thing is a funtion opposite to where dreams come from. Whom I to argue though. (I love this btw – Site looks rocken like dokken)