• http://jpandthemegabeast.blogspot.com JP

    Sadly, I am at work during Oprah (and have yet to convince Hubby that TiVo is a necessity) but I have to admit that the St. Jude commercials have left me in puddles of tears. I guess that’s the point.

  • http://aaronthomasnelson.blogspot.com Aaron

    Are those pistachios?

  • Micheline P.

    Heather must have just finished getting the HTML run-around from that hair-growing-out-headband-wearing woman (Jackson’s mom)…no wonder she looks so pissed! Great & wonderful mastheads on BOTH sites. :O)

  • Anna

    On a tangent completely unrelated to this photo (although that kid is adorable), do you realize that Google brings up 10,900 hits for the word ‘dooced’?

    You’re freaking awesome.

  • http://honestyrain.blogspot.com/ honestyrain

    where does that little door go? a secret passage to Beth’s house, maybe?

  • http://emdot.blogspot.com emdot

    i had to tell someone about the heroes show, too. i relayed the story on the little boy and the dogs and we all had tears in our eyes. that little kid killed me. and that woman was so brave.

  • Kano

    This is sort of off the subject. Why doesn’t what looks like the kitchen area match your newly remodeled kitchen?

  • http://www.commuterchaos.com Kieran

    Is it me or does Heather look REALLY serious?

  • Andrea

    I LOVE those thighs!
    Okay, I know this isn’t a homework hotline but I’m desperate. Has anyone ever read the hell that is Finnegans Wake? I have a final on it tomorrow and i am about to rip every strand of hair out of my head one by one.

  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com Kristine

    I admire you. I love that you put up pictures and just let people comment. I posted a picture on my blog today and had to set the picture to ‘private’ because it got 43 views in like 3 minutes. It just creeped me out. Of course it was a picture of my daughter with about 15 scarves shoved in the back of her pants. I thought it was funny because it looks unnatural—but I was creeped out by how many people were looking at it.
    I admire you.

    P.S. Try feeding Leta carrots then slip a spoonful of applesauce in when she thinks it’s going to be carrots…if she’s anything like Kara, the look on her face will be classic! It’s been 11 years since I did that and I still get a good laugh out of thinking about it.

  • galt

    based on this picture, maybe we should all comment on the new design of the ‘mashed-head’

    hahahahahah….(sound of breaking glass)…hey what are you guys doing? get…get outta my house…arrrrrggh.

    (sound of scuffling and mumbled voices) sir, we’re going to have to take you in…we’ve had reports of bad puns being released from this location and have finally caught you in the act. ‘mashed-head’?!…sir, say goodbye to your tater tots, cuz you’re going away for a long time.

  • galt

    seriously, though, nice mashed-head.

  • Emily

    Kano and others -
    Lulu already pretty much pointed this out.
    Heather is wearing Red. She is serving her daughter mashed potatoes. She is not in her own kitchen.
    Thanksgiving was last week.
    Heather posted pictures of Thanksgiving which did not take place at her own home.

    Hmmm. Are you seeing a pattern here?

  • http://spankyourcat.blogspot.com/ Christilee

    What’s the pattern?
    I give up.

  • heidi

    ..and yestersday’s posted daily photo was taken in front of a MIRROR.

  • victoria

    What new masthead?

  • Carol

    The pattern is that some of us are pathetic hourly dooce readers and so we’ve seen all these things before. The pic is from Thanksgiving at her mom’s house with the star spangled run that is so wrong and a piggie doing a peppermint-fuck.

  • http://aaronthomasnelson.blogspot.com Aaron

    Emily–Are you saying that Heather doesn’t REALLY have a new kitchen?


  • Carol

    that would be “rug” not run.

  • Sheryl

    Hi, Carol, OMG you crack me up.
    Such a dainty southern belle. I love it.

  • Carol

    Fuck yeah, I’m dainty!!! Hey Sheryl!! Actually I gots ta give props to Amanda B. for the peppermint-fuck word.

    How ya doin’?

  • Tree

    I cried my freaking eyes out watching Oprah yesterday. It was one of those (as Oprah calls it) ugly cries.

  • Sheryl

    Preeeetty good. I didn’t have much time for doocin today. Tasks for which I actually had to use brain cells for long periods of time. How bout you?

  • http://blackbird17.blogspot.com merleb

    Those sock are BARELY on!
    Anyway, Fussy looks pretty damn good.

  • Andrea

    I cried during Oprah too! I only watched until the “last letters from home” bit, and once I felt a sob coming on I knew I couldn’t let my boyfriend catch me crying because of Oprah AGAIN.

    God that was a sad show.

  • Marie

    Anybody know what today’s ‘Oprah’ is about? Because if it’s gonna be another tear-jerker, then I think I’ll attend my parent-teacher conference instead of pretending to get sick at the last moment……

  • http://www.showpage.org/joe/Musings Joe

    If you never smile, how is Leta going to learn to smile?

  • http://homepage.mac.com/christykilgorehadley christy

    Who has to learn how to smile? Lay off about the smiling people!

    And I know this is so yesterday but I thought of another name: The Little Dooce Troop. (That way you get that song stuck in your head *all day*)

  • http://www.704d.com/bob Toad

    Awww man, Just what this site needs, a visual refrence to The Throne.

  • http://curiouskiwi.com curiouskiwi aka Brenda

    Leta looks so cute! Feed me! Feed me!
    Oh, and what’s in the big jar next to the microwave? Looks like navy beans.
    Oh, and I grew up in Texas (even though now I live in NZ) and we had mashed potatoes for T-day too!
    P.S. Marie, don’t feel like a dork. The word “cache” actually comes from the French “cacher” because the computer is “hiding away” the images it pulls of the web for future use.

  • Jen L


  • http://deann.blogspot.com DeAnn

    You look irritated — like you want that food for yourself!!

    But your hair? Fabulous! I can’t get over how good it looks.

  • http://karenrani.blogspot.com/ Karen Rani

    Nobody has to smile if they don’t fucking want to. Nobody smiles all the time anyway. And nobody is the boss of Heather.

    Heather – don’t feel pressured into giving the internet a big peppermint-fuck of a smile. We feel you sistah!


  • Reiko

    Facial expressions are closely associated with our emotions. Charles Darwin noted in his book “The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animal” : …the young and the old of widely different races, both with man and animals, express the same state of mind by the same movements.

    *In the mid -20th century most anthropologists believed that facial expressions were entirely learned* and could therefore differ among cultures, but studies (eventually with people of the Papua New Guinea highlands who had not been in contact with the outside world) have supported Darwin’s belief to a large degree, particularly for expressions of anger, sadness, fear, surprise, disgust, contempt and happiness. Research has also shown that consciously making expressions can induce the corresponding emotion.

    Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication, and can be voluntary or involuntary.

    *Most people’s success rate at reading emotions from facial expression is only a little over 50 percent.* As has been documented on this site!


  • http://andreah.typepad.com Andreah

    dooce has good posture.
    leta has chubby chighs.

  • Marie

    You’re yet another Texan (formerly, anyway) who’s a Dooce fan!
    And holy shit! If you read one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that “cache” makes me think of the French verb “cacher.” I can’t believe I was actually right about it and that my knowledge of French relates to some fucking computer term. Are there any computer terms containing words like “bitte”, “salope”, “praline”, “couilles” or anything close? Cuz that would be fucking cool!!!!!!!

  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com Kristine

    wow…a new toilet, a pepermint-fuck reference and a class on facial expressions. Could this place get any better?

    AND to change the subject…
    Is anyone else going to do the December 26 things list from sh1ft.org? My daughters and I are going to try it. My daughter went over the list and she said, “I’m just going to go take a picture of your cig butts outside for the “BAD FOR YOU” catagory.”


  • http://www.704d.com/kimbawe different kim

    wow, that’s the first new masthead in a while. i like. you look so serious feeding her the mashed potatoes! this is some serious eating kid…

  • Sheryl

    Marie, I’m a geek

    Baud – A unit of measurement that denotes the number of bits that can be transmitted per second. For example, if a modem is rated at 9600 baud it is capable of transmitting data at a rate of 9600 bits per second. The term was derived from the name of J.M.E. Baudot, a French pioneer in the field of printing telegraphy.

  • Marie

    Cool!! Any more? All of my French words were body parts, and I was really hoping one of them worked!

  • http://humanwrites.blogspot.com Dr. Johnny Fever

    I think that’s the same look Leta is going to wear when she realizes her mommy wears a nerd watch.

  • Sheryl

    I’m also a smartass. Of France!!!!!!!

    *And those French, they lurve to defile.*

    Le fran̤ais РEnglish
    bogue – bug
    t̩l̩charger Рdownload
    cliquer – click
    *barre de d̩filement Рscroll bar*
    *d̩filer vers le bas Рscroll down, to*
    *d̩filer vers le haut Рscroll up, to*


  • Sheryl

    You were you hoping some bodyparts would work? Which ones?

  • montana mommy

    did anyone notice that fish had a little fishy on thanksgiving? sorry if the internet already discussed, been away for a couple of days.

  • http://www.sweetney.com sweetney

    only slightly related aside: a warning to dooce (and others) in light of her post earlier today: on today’s oprah, “abandoned and abused children”. that’s the whole description of the show, as listed.

    for crissakes, SAVE YOURSELVES!!!

  • hillary

    That looks like a cup of mayonnaise to me.

  • Meggiemoon

    Those tear-jerkers that Oprah features always get to me. My most recent tv-induced crying jag, however, was the Diane Sawyer special where Prince Harry was visiting villages in South Africa. When he was holding those AIDS-stricken babies I cracked like an egg. So upsetting! I called my boyfriend and blubbered for a good several minutes.

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

    What’s in the crockpot?

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


    I actually do know someone who smiles constantly! He was in a really horrible car accident and something happened…he smiles even during bad news. NO LIE!!!

    That being said, I’m sure Heather can figure out what she needs to do with her facial muscles without our input!

  • http://shiz.typepad.com/ Shiz

    Oprah’s great for getting the tears going, but I also find myself sobbing from beginning to end of The Joy Luck Club. Gah. I think I’m a dork.

    I’m also guilty of bawling my eyes out at Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure. Dorknicity!

    I wonder where Jessica is today?