The beginnings of The Beard

Beth took this shot also. Jon had been raking leaves for over four hours, and damn! I still wanted to eat him alive.

  • http://nathanlogan.com Nathan Logan

    That was disturbing.

    No more links like that.

  • Scott

    My cousins regularly let their 3 kids chew on the dogs rawhide if they want to. Something about exposing them to stuff so they’ll get strong immune systems…

  • http://www.homepage.mac.com/ajmarq A sincere question for Heather-

    I just have to know something… I am head-over heels, 182%, Dr Seussy-bonkers for my husband like you are for Jon… and I honestly don’t know if I want to share him with potential children! Was that ever a concern for you? (Or anyone?) He’s the most cuddly, stunningly tall & handsome, adoring, chivalrous, “I’LL-DO-THE-DISHES-CAUSE-YOU’LL-RUIN-YOUR-NAILS” kinda guy. I am totally addicted to him, and I love our long walks every weekend… our hours of quiet time wrapped up in each other… will we have any of that if we have kids? Did having Leta take anything away from you & Jon? (Parents- don’t beat me up over this- I know it’s a totally different view once you’re on the other side… but do I want that view?) I just find that leap a bit intimidating. Thanks for your thoughts!

  • tiny

    i predict an email which will come in flying at you about letting leta put the half-gnawed rawhide bone (OH HORRORS!) in her mouth.

    “FOR GOODNESS’ SAKES SHE’S A BABY AND YOUR DOG..IS A DOG WHO LICKS HIS ___! AND YOU EVEN LET HER WITHIN A __metre RADIUS OF HIS *RAWHIDE BONE*?!?!”

    yep, maybe something like that. (:

    p.s., i think eli is cute.

  • LeChico

    Of France!!!!

    Vote Jon for President

    Picture this… same pic with 1600 as background and Jon in an EXPENSIVE suit (the kind that doesn’t have dodgy bulges on the back seam)

    (Leta will make a great waver btw)

  • http://www.poboxalisoncoffey.com/ptg abc

    I’m thinking the dude looks kinda like Jason Lee.
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005134/

  • http://www.gigglinguniverse.blogspot.com Em

    YUMMY!!!!!! I want me one of those!!!! You are one lucky girl!

  • DG

    “And that’s why I’m bananas for the Lord.”

  • KellyH

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  • Tracy

    “Ah Ah, I know what you’re thinking, punk. You’re thinkin’, ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Now, to tell you the truth, I’ve forgot myself in all this excitement. But being as this is the .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and will blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”

  • Caroline in Canada

    Aw maaann.. I can’t get my guy to grow one this winter.

    Cos you and me. Same page on the beard issue.

    Yes.

    Bedlamites for beards! Rarara!

  • http://gretchenb.tripod.com/mrbaby/ Gretchen C.

    Bloody hell, he’s delicious.

  • Colleen from NJ

    scoobity pop pow…CONTACT.

    Does anyone remember that Flinstones episode besides me?

  • stacey

    Just so you know what kind of thing I expect to read here on dooce.com: I just read Mormon Hymnal Recitation Bonanza as Mormon Hymen Recitation Bonanza and started wondering what kind of weird ritual you were about to describe.

  • Tracy

    Next frame – jazz hands!

  • http://whatamaroon.blogspot.com/ Molly

    Yeah, I’m convinced he’s a mob boss. He looks like he’s telling someone else to “whack” Beth.

  • Melanie S

    “Woman, get in the kitchen and make me some pie!”

    or

    “Get in the house, and prepare for many, many procedures.”

    He’s such a handsome man.

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com The Mighty Jimbo

    he makes me feel all tingly inside.

  • http://www.pinkhappens.com Sunny

    Damn Sexy. He looks like John Corbett from Sex and The City.

  • http://htpp://dishingitout.blogspot.com Dyanna

    Reading all the comments waiting for the one to say that Jon channeled Jason Lee in the pic. Finally found it near the end!

    He SO looks like him – shit, now I wanna watch Chasing Amy or Dogma. LOL

  • Russ

    “Um, the woman toting the baby with one sock went that way, officer. She had buffalo sauce on her face and was mumbling something about pooping”

  • http://symbioticfishes.blogspot.com Fish

    This one’s for you, Dyanna:

    “I’m a fuckin’ demon.”

  • Sheryl

    Jimbo, LOL
    I’m female and I think he “looks fine” (as in looks just ok, normal, glad Dooce is happy) but I don’t got the rush of hormones I guess, either. Never do with a photo.

    For me, it takes more than simple rugged good looks and stillshots of cinematically malleable facial expression and hand gestures…

    I would have to see some code he wrote, drink saki with him after an all-nighter, tell me whether he leans to the determinist, probabilistic or like me “All of the above” re: the nature of the universe and shiznit.

    But more importantly, he would have to be a real smart ass, like Fish, for an extended amount of time, for me to give him a second glance.

  • Firehog

    OK Chuck,Take your dump in the neighbors yard like a good dog.No more poop surprise’s in the leaves.

  • http://www.shano-studio.com Shano

    What a manly man! And he rakes leaves to boot?! Impressive. Please don’t tell me he can type too.

  • Jeanine

    You are one very lucky girl! (so is Leta to have such a dad.)

  • Alisa

    “Are you talkin to me? Are YOU talkin to ME?”

    He is a “hottie” (as my 8 year old daughter would say) :)

  • http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily_photo/11_17_2004.html Kelli

    Jon is HOT. I think he has a DeNiro thing going in this picture. (and it took me forever to remember DeNiro’s name!)

    Forget being the first or fourth to post! I want to be number 54! Just because. :)

  • shelli

    but what about beard burn? It may be good to look at, but doesn’t it hurt after a smooch fest?

  • http://www.smoochdog.com Michelle

    I agree with Candice that there is a certain “Harvey Keitel-eqsue-ness” there. I also see a bit of Robert Deniro. You ARE a VERY lucky lady! Handsome AND he rakes leaves!

  • Sheryl

    Fish, your subtle eye! I do think you are looking even harder at the photo than the ladies. lol

    Meg, yeah that’s Joe Pesci in Goodfellas…

    I was imagining a softer touch than Pesci like the line as read by a slightly out of breath (from raking leaves) David Duchovny.

  • http://decotera.typepad.com/the_muse_bites Jen

    “So he’s pointing the gun at my feet, and I’m dancing as fast as I can, and then…”

  • http://angela.whatyouaredoing.com angelala

    maybe you should start a message board with each of your photos being a new thread… discuss.

  • http://doctorsilence.blogspot.com dr. dave

    Hey – I have a beard!

    How the hell come *I* don’t look that rugged?

  • http://angela.whatyouaredoing.com angelala

    oh yeah – jon’s hot and the inch up the neck thing ain’t a bad idear.

  • http://symbioticfishes.blogspot.com Fish

    “David Duchovny, why won’t you love me?”

    I love that song. Everyone who got lit and watched the X-Files in college should read the lyrics:

    http://www.ondragonswing.com/ninjababe/lyrics/ddlove.htm

  • Heidi

    Total hotness!

  • http://www.ipengy.com Chris From Ohio

    “Eich bin ein berliner!”

    (I apologize; on three hours’ sleep, all I can imagine is Jon announcing to the people of Berlin that he is a jelly donut before raking the remainder of their leaves.)

  • http://symbioticfishes.blogspot.com Fish

    “Los Angeles is thataway, sister.”

  • Mo

    Oh, you can tell by the way he uses his walk that he’s a lady’s man; no time to talk…
    (deeee-lish *smacks lips*)

  • Mo

    and i second the fedora idea…I like a scruffy man in a cool hat.

  • http://symbioticfishes.blogspot.com Fish

    “when the clock strikes, half past two, yeah,”

  • http://mamajennwentzell.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    There is something about facial hair ( on man Only) that is a real turn on. I love it when my husband lets his face go!! I just love it. Oh yeah he looks hot heather….. absoulutely. I like the action shot where he looks so serious and not posing directly to teh camera. those are teh best shots. keep em comin’

  • http://www.jujubeejenny.blogspot.com JuJuBee

    Huzza, Huzza HOZANA!

  • http://www.sherocious_mum.blogspot.com Shelagh McIntyre

    sexy, sexy man.

    and, LOL, Mo!

  • http://jesferris.blogspot.com jes

    if you’ve kicked the mormon habit, i’m curious what made you sing the hymnal this morning. i got a kick out of the story, but then i was confused.

  • http://ladybug4791.tripod.com/ladybug/ LadyBug

    He looks very authoratative, with that pistol-finger-wagging thing going on…

    “Now, I’m telling you, that child had better NOT come back without her socks on…Do you hear what I’m sayin’?”

  • http://prettycrabby.com Em

    Aw, we missed you Scrumptious Bearded Man.

  • Val

    Are you sure his last name isn’t DiMeo? That picture accentuates his resemblance to Paul DiMeo like nobody’s business.

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    “It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.”