It’s not about politics! I swear!



  • dearbeth

    succulent.

  • http://nylle.diary-x.com Ellyn

    Very pretty…the colors look very unreal. Your hair looks great, btw!

  • http://tissuepaperworld.blogdrive.com Kat

    Wow!

  • http:// Sue

    Oh that is beautiful! The thumbnail really pulled me in to see the picture….

  • http://www.xanga.com/fenixl Fenix

    What are those called?

  • http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily_photo/10_23_2004.html Shlee

    *So jealous of your camera*

  • http://wouldacouldashoulda.blogspot.com/ Mir

    Very cool, but didn’t you feel just a little powerful yesterday? ;)

  • http://www.bluire.com laura

    hi heather,

    on your “stop bush” photo from yesterday….. (the comments are now closed) we have that here in Ireland too. I’ve seen a few stop signs with “Bush” spray painted under the stop sign. i’d help you in getting rid of Bush if I was allowed to vote in the American election. Unfortunately, I am an Irish citizen and therefore not eligible.

    you might be interested in these articles.
    http://www.ireland.com/focus/uselection2004/features/1091051943673.html

    oh, and this:
    http://www.pipa.org/OnlineReports/Pres_Election_04/html/new_10_21_04.html

  • http://www.dominocat.co.uk/panic domino

    cool plant!

    I like your hair, and I want to say that I love that you got over 500 comments on pooping, and no-one mentioned the Red Sox.

  • Laurel 825

    No idea what plant that is.

    RE: red hair. Red fades faster than any other color in the hair spectrum. The Septic Tank of ’02 “grabbed”; drugstore color over salon highlights without a filler = me with black ends in ’93. The new color looks great, very Kate Winslet. :)

  • http://throughlife.blogspot.com kEma

    w-o-w
    wonderful picture! And by the way your hair is cool ;)

  • http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily_photo/10_22_2004.html Anne

    I love this silver blue-green color … as does Martha Stewart (insert moment of silence).

  • http://humanwrites.blogspot.com Daniel

    Mmmm. Artichokes.

  • http://glynnis.rocket-fish.org glynnis

    I won’t be the first, nor will I be the last (at only #15 or so), but I’ll say it anyway: the hair is fabulous.

    I think your brunette side is so cool. It has this cool effect that somehow works with your skintone more than the blonde.

    If I had a card with a ten on it, I’d be holding it.

  • http://www.gardensgrey.com Rachel

    Beautiful!

  • Laura

    Great photo as always! You’re making me want to take a photo every day.

    I think those plants are called “hens and chicks,” or at least that’s what I learned to call them as a kid in Missouri.

  • http://lalawawa.blogspot.com Lala Wawa

    The brown hair is hot, you look skinny. I’m just a big suck-up.

  • Lisa

    Really great picture. What about a dooce coffee table photoraphy book? You could put some captions and use some of the pithier (sp?) comments from your photos too?

  • GMM

    Looks like a plant I have in my garden. Neat colour. If Canadians could vote in the American election, Bush would be gone, gone, gone…. whoa, o, o …

  • http://www.infinitepink.com Christine

    It may go by a different name elsewhere, but here in the Upper Plains we call that plant “Hen and Chicks”… see how there is a mama plant surrounded by offshoots? It’s one of my favorites. I have it growing on either side of my front porch steps.

  • http://angoras.blogspot.com/ TracyDee

    I’ve heard it called hens and chicks as well. Hope you’re having a super day :)

  • http://www.edgeofbone.com/wedding Amanda B.

    Yesterday was nice. I’m thankful that we all got to voice our different opinions. (even though I called someone a “math-lover” and I’m not proud of that)

    On the subject of hair- I found this product called RUSK DEEP SHINE MARINE. It’s a leave-in glosser type thing- and OH MY GOD- it is so awesome. I have weird quazi-wavy nappified hair. This stuff makes it look and feel like silk. You muuust try it dahlings. :)

  • Micki

    hen and chick: both beautiful.

  • http://www.ourworld.blog-city.com shannon c

    Those are hens and chicks that are out of control. I love the look of them, but as a whole they are invasive plants that have no respect to their fellow flora…

  • http://takethemoney.diaryland.com/ Lana

    They’re Donkey Tail Spurge. I planted some this spring, only to later discover that they’re toxic. I guess that’s one way to keep the dog out the flowerbed.

  • Kate

    Excellent hair! More photos of beautiful non-poopy hair, please! :-)

  • http://burritoville.blogspot.com Carny Asada

    …just like REAL hens and chicks.

    OK, I’ve been sitting on my hands about this since the redesign, but the English teacher in me is screaming to escape. It should read “I take photos EVERY DAY (two words) with a Nikon D70.”

    Everyday (one word) is an adjective meaning “ordinary, usual.”

    Thank you. I’m sorry I’m such an irritating nerd.

  • http://alliteration.org Liz

    My great-grandmother used to have a lot of those growing in the front flower beds. Pretty. As is the hair.

  • http://shiz.typepad.com/ Shiz

    Carny Asada, I never noticed that. Hmmm. I’m such a grammar bigot, but I love Dooce and Heather never, ever makes mistakes, so it must be a computer glitch.

  • http://www.partofthatworld.com Becca

    I love the colors.. in the phots and your hair. :)

  • Shue

    OK, somebody’s got to say it…

    So it’s a BUSH that looks real pretty, but is actually toxic, invasive and lacking respect for others?

    Hmmmm.

  • http://www.lexablog.blogspot.com Lexa

    Shue – LOL!
    Thanks that was great.

  • http://falling-colors.net Anna

    thats very cool, it looks inverted but it’s not

  • http://www.dooce.com dooce

    i am very aware of the grammatical error i have in the sidebar next to the daily photo. but when i fixed it and made it “every day” (two words) it did this weird thing to the line underneath and there wasn’t enough space and it totally messed everything up. so i’m leaving it up there. all wrong and shit. and it stares at me every day and i can’t stand it but i have to make sacrifices.

  • http://punky.typepad.com Sondra

    As usual, a beautiful photo!! I love how you can make the most ordinary things look so amazing. You definitely have a good eye.

    Also, I love the hair! It is so difficult to get just the perfect mixture of brown/red without it being either too dull or too overwhelming. Your hairdresser did a wonderful job; it’s goregeous and I agree with everyone else who has said it makes your eyes pop. It really does!

  • http://coolbeansmama.blogspot.com coolbeans

    Sondra said, “You definitely have a good eye.”

    We have something in common, then. I have a good eye! It’s the left one. The right one is not a good eye. If something happened to the left one, I would be legally blind. It really sucks going through life worried about something happening to your good eye.

    I hope you have TWO good eyes. Your hair is lovely.

  • http://whatxthexfuck.blogspot.com Michael

    Those are the biggest hens and chicks I have ever seen. Back home in CT (Im a displaced connecticaucasian) they were a dull green color. I might end up saving that and painting it when I have an art course or a free moment over winter break

    Rock on GAP mom…

  • h

    every day

  • http://bornfamous.com/blogs/ lavonne

    okay, now you’re going to have to start making wallpapers for us. i want this shot on my desktop.

    sorry to be so demanding. :)

  • http://line-noise.com/journal jackie

    so what kind of plants are those? such good color. also, the red sox are a bunch of bastards! aaahhhhhhhh!

  • http://line-noise.com/journal jackie

    oh yeah and wallpaper would be sweet. oh and wait, the plants are called hens and chicks. heh, i thought people were just talking about, yuh know… hens and chicks (?)

  • http://verymom.com Very Mom

    Now this is one I would purchase if it were a print. I really love it.

  • rachna

    Heather, I know you want this discussion to be closed, but I just need to defend Canada for a couple of seconds here… Yesterday Christine wrote:
    “I have had enough Canadians friends telling me horror stories about 6 month waiting lists to get doctor’s appointments and the struggles to come to America for decent medical treatment to KNOW that socialized health care doesn’t work. One of my good friends died because he had to wait nearly 8 months to get treatment for Hodgkins disease. It’s insane!”

    I’m a med student from Montreal. Yes, Canadian public health care does have its drawbacks, but your conclusion that government subsidized health care “doesn’t work” is an oversimplification to say the least. Yes, waiting times are a problem. But I have yet to meet a Canadian who doesn’t have access to health care. While we should have better access to important diagnostic tools like MRIs, and cancer patients shouldn’t wait as long to undergo much needed surgery, this doesn’t mean our health care is complete shit. Suffering because not enough money has been pumped into it, yes. But it’d be a mistake to discard public health care as altogether futile. I can’t imagine what it would be like to not be able to afford exorbitantly priced health insurance… It disgusts me to think that so many US citizens are isolated in third world ghettos scattered within the richest country in the world. And by the way, while Mario Lemieux didn’t die of Hodgkin’s, some people do… While the waiting times definitely exacerbated your friend’s disease, this doesn’t mean the disadvantages of waiting times outweigh the benefits of universal health care. And it’s just getting better. 18.2 billion dollars have been allocated to provinces to better improve the state of health care in Canada. Regardless, I’d take Canadian health care as it is now over the US’s health-for-those-who-can-afford-it anyday. Access to health care is a basic human right. I don’t care if it’s not explicitly stated in the US constitution.

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com Amber

    Those are absolutely gorgeous! What are they?

  • http://shiz.typepad.com/ Shiz

    I shouldn’t add to the debate about health care, but I’ve lived in the US and I’ve lived in Canada. Spent a lot of time in both places.

    USA: When sick, no health care. Went to work with strep throat. Got a LUMP in my neck and had to move to Canada before I could see anyone about what was, potentially, cancer, but turned out to not be cancer.

    Canada: Yay, yay! I can go to the EMERGENCY ROOM when I have to and pay nothing. And I did, when I baaaaadly cut my finger. The doctor can see me when I’m at the beginning of an ailment instead of waiting for it to advance and get scary.

    American health care? I had had coverage for 2 months out of 6 YEARS.

    Canadian health care? I’m ALWAYS covered. I prefer it this way.

    Please don’t hate me for my opinion.

  • ella’s ma

    Awesome hair!

  • robin

    I was just thinking yesterday that it is time to re-color my hair….your post is making me think about a slightly different shade. Hmmmm…..let’s see if I can get up the balls to do it. :-)

  • Leon as The Voice of the Childless

    Do those “baby-dangler” things give anyone else the wibblies?

    They seem to be a popular baby slinging gimmick and are sprouting up all over the place, but there is just something not quite right about them.

    Now, before I incure the wrath of the child bearers out there, I completely understand that they provide a hands free way to cart your monkey around.

    But, it just seems weird to me. Makes the critter into some sort of teething and screaming hood ornanment. Gives me kind of a “Total Recall” Kuato vibe.

    ……I’ll be quiet now

  • Patrick

    Whoever is rooting for the Red Sox must not be pooping regularly. Go Cardinals!

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com Amber

    Shiz was right, it was a computer glitch!