Katie Princess

Notice Chuck in the background going BONKERS. He had sat still long enough for pictures and had finally HAD IT.

  • http://elswhere.blogspot.com elswhere

    Does Leta get the costume when Katie outgrows it? Cause you know she’s gonna want it.

  • http://educat.blogspot.com Jennifer

    Actually, Mr. Hex has a message for us now, you should recheck the site.

    He is so busted! He seems to not know the force of commentary here!

  • maggie

    Hex’s writing looks remarkably like the crap they make “intro to creative writing” students write, with too many adjectives to make a story interesting to anyone other than the idiot writer himself. I’ve written garbage like that in those classes, too. It involves major dedication to “shift-F7″, also known as the thesaurus in Word. Sad part is, his teacher probably told him it was amazing writing–some people eat that sh*t right up.

    That boy should stop being such a pretentious poser and work on his “craft” a bit more…or maybe he’s just too interested in taking “edgy” photos of his pseudo-punk life to worry about how bad his writing actually is.

    I can’t believe he had the nerve to copy your site design–imitation may be flattery, but plagerism is not. People like that make me want to vomit.

  • http://sherocious_mum.blogspot.com shelagh

    Im just confused about the “six each” on the buffallo wing goodness. 6?

    When I make wings for my husband and I, we eat about 20 each. I mean, they’re little. Like chips.

  • http://www.espressolab.ca espressoblogger

    It kinda disturbs me that she’s licking her lips… or that somebody would choose to publish said photo.

    I had to laugh though. Hilarious!

  • se

    My god, Hex, how about this. Your writings are just little stories, so no big deal if someone copies them and claims them as their own. And if her stylesheet is so simplistic, why didn’t you just make your own? Not real big with the thinkin’ are you?

  • http://www.espressolab.ca espressoblogger

    Can you believe this dude’s grammar and spelling. Lack of capitalization. Lack of apostrophization on “its.” Inappropriate usage of an ellipsis.

    I wish I saw the original, before the changeover. Does anyone have a screenshot? To defend this guy a little, Dooce is one of many sites clearly influenced by CSSZENGARDEN.
    But blatant ripoffs, this is not acceptable.

  • http://smithsinflorida.blogspot.com Karry

    he’s got just an email address now. The troll….

  • alex@hexagram.nu

    Seems the hexagram guy now is now pouting…he’s put up an email link, but I found a cached page on the internet with his real one:


  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com Amber

    CSSZENGARDEN?! Why haven’t I heard of this before?!

    Now I wish even more that I had talent to make beautiful looking sites.

  • B

    In defense of Hex’s writing: he is attempting to do 50,000 words in 30 days. http://www.nanowrimo.org. I saw some of the comments that people left before the site was taken down. No offense but don’t you guys have something better to do on a sunday? Though it did work and he did take the plagerized site down. but sheesh glad some of you wern’t on my playground in grade school.

  • http://www.xanga.com/heathabee heathabee

    dooce, do you have a counter on your site? because the copy-cat does now – so I guess technically, it’s YOUR counter since you’re directing most of your traffic to that site! woo! you so popular!

    ps. i want katie’s dress. the puffed sleeves, the cross-ribbon on the front – absolutely beeeeuuuutttiieeeefullllll!!


  • Meg

    Hmm…CSSZENGARDEN isn’t really all that similar to dooce.com.

  • http://utopianpudding.typepad.com Minla

    I love this picture Heather! It’s classic.

  • http://occupant.org/anna anna

    CSS Zen Garden seems to be a site that features the CSS designs of hundreds of different designers, all with the same content. You click on a menu to see the different designs…

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  • http://www.espressolab.ca espressoblogger
  • Colleen

    I guess imitation is the best form of flattery. It’s still kind of creepy, though.

  • http://jbru.livejournal.com Peter Hentges

    I am amused that the Google ads included a site advertising a “Daniel Boone Bowie Knife.”

    (The conflation of historical persons only adds to my amusement.)

  • jessielee

    for those who may wonder, there is indeed a hooters in utah. it’s located in midvale, which is just a part of the suburban sprawl that surrounds salt lake city.

  • http://shallwechat.blogspot.com Abby

    Go ahead. Call me an idiot.

    But my first thought at said hacker’s site was … why the HELL do nanowrimo? I’ll never understand that “event.”

    Then I noticed the layout.


    But I STILL think I’m write in both.

    And rock on, lil’ princess.

  • lekki

    what are buffalo wings? We don’t have them here.

  • http://fridayfilms.diaryland.com Friday

    Good story. WHO did you say got the last wing? In the end?

  • Catherine

    I live in Buffalo. The wings here are GREAT. Everyone is fat here because it snows all the time and we eat huge amounts of wings all winter. We also have Buffalo Wing Soup; which is essentially Cream of Chicken with a bunch of Frank’s Red Hot added at the end of cooking. It is very good. We also put Frank’s Red Hot diluted with a touch of vinegar on sandwiches. Hooray Buffalo!!!

  • http://www.anchorbar.com Catherine

    If you would like to know the origins of the Buffalo Wing please go to http://www.anchorbar.com. It is a nice place that used to be a prostitute hangout/ dive bar back in the days of old.

  • http://runjenrun.blogspot.com Jenny

    I would love to see a picture of buffalo wings make it to the daily photo entry. Anyone with me?

  • http://www.espressolab.ca espressoblogger

    Yeah Buffalo wings!! I’m with you!

  • Leon

    My day can completely blow

    ……and yet, all it seems to take to bring it back together is a sassy tongued princess flanked by your friendly neighborhood Cujo (does that say something about me?)

    Now that’s photographic genius

    Thanks for the laugh Dooce, and thank Chuckles for all the chuckles

  • http://journals.aol.com/fkaren1964/ScatteredThoughts/ Fran

    Did I miss a mob mentality taking action on the internet? Was it an ugly site…I mean sight? Group dynamics can be scary at times.

  • http://ladymadaysia.blogdrive.com Amber


    Buffalo wings are just purely yummerific.

    They are chicken wings, but with a nice spicy zing. mmm mmm. Why do they call them “buffalo wings”? Now, I’m not too sure, but I think that it has to do with their origin (Buffalo, NY)..where the wings are soooo good.

    There is a link up there about the origin, but I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet. Just about to make my way there.

    Love in Christ,
    Amber <><

    P.S. Dooce you should really take a picture of the wings. Make us more hungry, why don't you? :)

  • http://whatxthexfuck.blogspot.com Michael

    There was an earthquake in Utah. You OK?

  • HoneyBee

    They are, likely, perfectly fine. You, actually, probably knew about it before they did. An eathquake with a magnitutde 4.1 is not that strong (I lived in So Cal during many quakes, most a lot stronger and closer to me than this -I think- was to them.) The quake was in the south east corner of Utah, they are in the north/central part of the state. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/utah_map.html (If memory serves, they are in or around Salt Lake. Forgive me if I am wrong.)
    They probably didn’t feel a thing.
    I REALLY hope I’m right…
    Utah has earthquakes! I hate earthquakes! They are why I left So Cal. he Earth just Is Not supposed to move if my feet are on it!

  • http://www.vaguelyspecific.com faith

    its obviously a photo of Chuck….with accessory princess

  • http://deann.blogspot.com DeAnn

    I am just getting all caught up and I LOVE the family picture and love love love George’s “interesting” post!! MORE GEORGE!!

    (Kidding, Heather. I still adore you.)

    And also, you use duct tape to shut up a baby? That is SUCH a good idea. And here I’d always tried stuffing their mouths with cotton balls. Thanks for the tip!!

    (Also, I’m kidding.)

  • lily

    yesterday picture was soo cute! today’s as well, but oh there was SO much cuteness posted yesterday :)

  • stacy

    What’s all this talk about stolen stuff from Dooce’s website? huh? Am I missing something?

  • annakay

    that story totally shows how much you love him. because you could have put TWO extra wings on the tray and made it even-steven.

  • Sarah

    Great costume!

  • Sarah

    Heehee… I was first! Have a super day, everyone!

  • http://whatxthexfuck.blogspot.com Michael

    Love the Tiara! The girls here wear them, but without the right context, its not nearly as adorable

  • Brooke

    HAHAHA. Chuck pulls the picture all together.

  • http://www,injust-spring.com Alex

    Where’s Chucko?

  • http://people.albion.edu/krc10/ krista

    This picture is another one of the many that make me think you guys must live in a really beautiful area. I am utterly jealous.

  • http://www.dalecruse.com Dale Cruse

    Hey! That’s the costume I was going to wear!

  • http://heather-anne.com Heatheranne

    Can you find the hidden Chuck?

  • http://www.dooce.com taryn

    Her Royal Highness might be the same age as my niece, who is obsessed with princesses and would wear a costume like that every day if she could.

  • Mary

    That is a costume I would have sold my soul to have as a child. What a lucky little girl–and cute to boot!

  • http://throughlife.blogspot.com kEma

    What a beauty! And what a nice lil tongue :) )

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

    I like how the colors of the leaves and the gold of the costume work together. Nice.

  • http://dev.freeverse.com/blogs/kerewin/ kerewin

    Is that what happens in Utah? Little girls never cut their own bangs and are thereby rewarded with perfect costumes? Damn, I grew up in the wrong state!