On the count of three: three, two, one…

  • http://bornfamous.com lavonne

    oh. and i just remembered. my older son rather forcefully informed me that there would be NO MORE tickling when he was about 14. it was hard but i broke the habit until the younger one came along… and then lo and behold, HE did the same thing at age 14. i mentioned the thing about his older brother and said, “interesting that you both wanted me to stop tickling at the same age,” and he looked at me significantly and said, “mom. think about it.”

    and after about 30 seconds i was like, “ooohhhh!”

  • GirlA.

    Yeah, nobody wants to get an involuntary chubby in front of their mom.

  • ryan

    am I last? I love a good story about four ex-mormons drinking together. god I love hearing that. and the next best thing is actually being apart of it. God bless ex-mormons everywhere! (preferably in the form of more booze and naked women (everywhere)).

  • http://nonpromqueen.com Stacey

    Four women?

    What are the logistics of that sort of thing? ;)

  • GirlA.

    Is it evil to wish the story included Heather and Nikki skinny dipping? Ok, too cold in Utah for that. I’m not a Mormon or ex-Mormon, but I was hoping for something like some snow graffiti.

  • Gia on Guam

    lavonne: Too FUNNY!

    I have not been traumatized by over tickling as a child but I don’t enjoy it either. In fact, I don’t enjoy an overly light touch (which feels like tickling) or massage. I think the perfect touch is that of rubbing in lotion.

  • Danielle

    damn, there’s another Danielle (at 10:43) :-(

    maybe I should come up with some creative new name for myself…
    I just can’t quite bring myself to post as “Danielle from MA” and I just don’t feel like “Boston Danielle”.

    guess I’ll have to contemplate the world of flora and fauna to see if something strikes a chord.

    The picture reminded me of the line from E.T.
    “Bright light! Bright light!”

    Oh, and I looked out the window today, Sheryl, and thought how funny it is that you are just across the city…. and it made Boston feel a little warmer and friendlier than some days.

  • Caroline

    Wow, Ryan is hot.

  • twaci

    i honestly don’t know who hid your keys — leta or chuck??? ’cause i don’t think leta could EAT a plastic card, at least not enough to make it inoperable, and yet i doubt chuckles would have the wherewithall (or opposable thumbs) to pick up a set of keys, unless he did it with his teeth. but if he did that, i’d have to see it to believe it.

    i can ramble like that because i’m the 174th poster and no one in their right freakin mind is reading all the way to the bottom. basically, i’m talking to myself. cool.

  • http://organicsteam.blogspot.com bluecheese

    excellent timing!

  • Gia on Guam

    I have you all beat in terms of being the earliest…it’s Saturday here.

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

    twaci…you’re not talking to yourself. There are those of us whose husbands work the night shift and who are bored and lonely and don’t want to go to bed alone on a Friday night, so whilst we wait for said hubby to come home from the night shift, we check in at Dooce and read alllll the comments, especially those way down at the bottom, because we’ve already read all the other ones, since we check in at Dooce about eleventy hundred times a day………..or is it just me? Have I overshared again? Okay…well, um, _nevermind then._

    _Changing the subject, with nary a segue in sight…_

    Dooce, do YOU read all the comments, even the ones waaaaaaaaaay down here?

  • http://thefathousewife.blogspot.com/ Mrs.Stray

    Wow. College kids rock.

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

    That’s what happens when you drink with non-Mormons who have cameras. I think some kind of underground movement is forming.

  • s

    OMG #1. Am I first? Whee I’m first.

    dooce pay attention to me. dooce do you mind if we use this as our own personal message board? DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCE!!!!!

    How do you stand it?

  • me? I’m a nobody

    OMG! I am last. you love me. You really do love me.

  • Dipali

    Haa ! Im the last ! and nobody loves you ‘me? I’m a nobody ‘ .. >:|

  • Dipali

    Im still trying to figure out what she is wearing !

  • tickled

    Ye gods! Never dreamed my internet handle would become the leading subject of Friday’s posts! I’ve had it forever, I mean it in the sense of pleased, not physically ticled. Just incidentally, I’m not the LEAST BIT ticklish. Where are all these supersentive types and their respective torturers coming from?

    Incidentally, what with all the gay and top-or-bottom posts, I’m reminded of this one:

    A curious gay guy named Broome
    Took a lesbian up to his room
    As they got into bed
    Each one turned and said,
    “So tell me, who does what to whom?”

  • tickled

    Yaaah! What’s wrong with the posting system? It produced all kinds of errors in my message above that I’m certain weren’t in the original.

    That was a semicolon, not a comma, after the word forever, for one thing! And I DID write
    tickled, not ticled! And I typed
    supersensitive, not supersentive! I DID! I DID!

    Gremlins embedded in the system? Leta (or Chuck) messing with it when dooce’s back is turned? That would explain the zillions of other errors that have me groaning from time to time.

    Dooce baby, please answer the
    question someone else posted
    earlier: DO you read ALL the posts? Must eat up most of your day….

  • http://www.knottyyarn.com Alaska Danielle

    Danielle (#172 at 8:40pm):

    You can be Danielle. I don’t post often, and I usually add the Alaska in front of my name, but today I forgot. :)

  • http://www.soundque.com coskel

    i read Dooce a few times a day too…its the crack she puts in the essays. Heather, I love that your house doesn’t match you -I live in Michigan now but used to live in Chicago… some of my family went to Chicago for a weekend, and when they came back, the first thing they said was they finally UNDERSTOOD me (??)and that every 5th girl on the street downtown looked, walked and talked just like me.
    ok, I think I get it now…

  • RazDreams

    Could I actually be – gasp! – *last*?!

    So I was right about what it was a picture of!!! Just not about who it was taking a picture of Dooce at the same moment she was taking a picture of them. Kewl.

  • Danielle

    Alaska Danielle,

    Here I was coming up with variations on our name:
    Danie L
    Danie Elle
    and lots of aspects of my personality that didn’t quite seem to fit relating to being stubborn etc.

    So thanks! that makes it all much easier. Plus, I’m in the process of getting my own weblog setup and already bought the domain name. So, that simplifies matters.

    Oh, and I love the 37 pieces of flair on your site. Two of my favorite lines from Office Space are at the end:
    “No Salt! No Salt!”


    “I can put… I can put… strychnine in the drinking water.. and have this place condemned”

  • Sue FromOhio

    AHA!!! It’s a picture of Nikki taking a picture of you!!!! I was sooo wrong…I’m going to hell…

  • ali

    ha! first! :P

  • beachgal

    what the heck?

  • Jenie

    Ouch! too bright!

  • Cheryl


  • http://nonpromqueen.com Stacey

    First! woo

  • Molly

    Ye-ouch! That is just way to bright for my eyes this AM.

  • ali

    i don’t know , but in the small box it sure looks pretty.

  • http://www.mycircuslife.com Circus Kelli

    LOL… I like that picture! :)
    It makes me smile.

    That’s what I love about your site, Dooce — there is something here that makes me smile every day!

    Thank you!

  • Cheryl

    You take such good pictures all the time, however, I think Chuck got a hold of your camera!! If he’s not licking the couch, he’s taking pictures, maybe the NO’S that aren’t working on Leta will work on Chuck!

  • ali

    isn’t it scary how many people are on this site at 7am??

    it’s 11am here, what’s your excuse? :P

  • Erin
  • http://nonpromqueen.com Stacey

    Err…not first. Stupid connection.

    Ali, it’s 9 am here. ;)

  • http://www.redsaid.net redsaid

    Dooce, you must sometimes sit there and refresh your page a couple of times after posting your picture just to see how many suckers fall over themselves to comment. Seriously, it’s quite amusing to see that the count goes up by like 100 after just one or two refreshes (refreshers?).

  • Colleen from NJ

    You capture the moment your head explodes so beautifully.

  • Matt in London

    am I too early to be last?

  • RazDreams

    *CarolAnne, don’t go into the light!!!*

    So you and someone else (GEORGE! or Beth?) took a picture of one another at precisely the same moment? Neato-roo.

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

    Ok – now dooce is just messing with us to see who will say “Ohmigod! What a beautiful photo!”

    Right? Right?

  • http://occupant.org/anna lulu cornichon

    It looks like someone holding the sun with oven mitts.

    “It’s always so cold and dark in here”

    “Wait! I have an idea! I’ll be right back.”

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    Tabloid Headline:


  • Carol

    I’m just glad I’m not hungover this morning. Sheryl – how were the Pixies?

  • Lora

    My head did that just last Friday!

  • Melanie S

    I wonder if Leta thinks that you look like the Nikon D70, what with it always being in front of your face.

    We love you Dooce!

  • bb

    I always try to catch you post the pic up but alas no.
    fab pic

  • http://lasadh.blogspot.com Sherri

    It looks like someone took an eraser to that picture. And just erased and erased and erased.

  • http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily_photo/12_10_2004.html Circus Kelli

    Colleen from NJ — That is so funny! I guess that’s what happens when she says “No” to Leta and Leta is all “Sure, Mom, whatever, stand back, I’m pitching votives here…”

    lulu cornichon — Just holding the sun with oven mitts is one thing, but your added dialogue makes it PERFECT!

    I thought it was a picture with a flash taken in the mirror…

    Oh, and for the record, it’s nearly 8:30am here in Chicago, IL.