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

  • http://misskimberley.blogspot.com Kimberley H.

    Another example of why my inner photographer lives vicariously through this site. What made you think of that?

  • MrsDoF

    for Carol at #20 today
    Sheryl’s description is Comment 266 of the Previous Post.

    Dooce and Jon, my bi-focals got a work-out this morning with your pictures. Somebody’s havin’ some fun with gadgets. Thanks!

  • http://www.isnotchicago.com LT

    Next up she should take pictures of floaters, a.k.a. “gifts” left behind in the toilet. Maybe by GEORGE! for extra credit. ;)

  • http://staysix.org Ali

    Reminds me of poltergeist.

    Come in to the light, Heather (Ann. Even though that’s not your middle name, but shh. It works for my scenario).

    The little thumbnail was sort of a tease, though. I was like OOH SHINY COLORS. LET’S PRETEND WE’RE A STONER FOR A SECOND. OOH SHINY. SPARKLES.

    (Excuse the delirium – I have been awake for the past 26 hours studying for an exam I have in an hour)

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    I think I see the Virgin Mary.

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    Ali: Good luck on your exam! Then get some sleep!

  • Carol

    thanks, Mrs. DoF.. hadn’t checked.

  • http://www.lorijolliffe.blogspot.com Lori J

    Beautiful. You have such a great eye for these things. I would hang that on my wall.

  • http://staysix.org Ali

    Thanks Sarah! I agree with you about the Virgin Mary. That piece of grilled cheese was a fluke, the real Virgin Mary is definitely in this picture. Heather, EBAY is your friend.

  • HazelEyedPisces

    It’s a camera war! My mom and mother-in-law did the same thing at our wedding. It was the first time that my mom, the national sales leader for the “other” leading cosmetic company, showed a sense of humor.

  • happy to live in one of the blue states

    I just put this window in a corner (or hide it) and then refresh it during breaks. Sometimes I don’t even read the comments, just watch the count change!

  • Kate

    Is that Leta taking a picture of you taking a picture of Leta?

  • http://www.august95.blogspot.com august95

    Hey I have a picture just like that one.

  • Caroline

    Ali, you sound like me. Starbucks coffee. Lots of Starbucks coffee.

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

    “They’re heeeeeeerrrrrrre…”

  • http://www.sweetney.com sweetney

    hey wasn’t this scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

    wait — is that…Amelia Earhart?!?!

  • http://latenightcraVINGS.blogspot.com ling

    hahaha work of art!

  • Sheryl

    *It’s up to me now turn on the bright lights*
    *(got to be some more change in my life)*

  • http://www.sissychong.blogspot.com Sissychong

    Mom…..come on just a few more minutes? Please shut the light off. {{pulls covers over head}}

  • Jeremy

    Now, that is one powerful sneeze. Bless you. And make sure to wipe and wash your hands after that one.

  • http://prettycrabby.com Em

    Baby, you radiate.

  • http://3crazydogs.typepad.com Jessie

    So is this a contest to see who can post the first comment? Is that why you’re perusing this site at the butt crack of dawn? Do you have anything to say about Dooce’s extremely interesting and witty narratives?

    Hmmm…that picture looks oddly familiar.

  • Laurie

    After having pulled a all-nighter writing a brief on who owns the Elgin marbles…that picture was like someone punching me in the eyeballs. My retnas! :)

  • Private Sheryl of the Geek Squad

    Carol, the Pixies r.o.c.k.e.d.
    I actually cried a few times during the concert it was so unbelievably good. Reminded me of my early twenties, ah – a different world. I was straight edge then, no tequila. Didn’t help that they played Piper At The Gates of Dawn (Pink Floyd’s first album, before Syd lost it) as the pre-amble.

    The set was about 2 hours straight without a break and they were just so tight, but you know, tight in the way people who’ve been playing with one another for many years are tight. Not edgy tight, like seeing Helmet during their first big tour. Not blistering and vulnerable tight like Interpol the first time I saw them in NY, like the singer might cry himself during “NYC”.

    Mark made the comment the Pixies seemed like an old married foursome, what with Frank’s jiggly buddha belly, and the fact that he and Joey Santiago both shaved their heads. I thought so too, but because they did it so well. It’s like when you’ve been with someone so long and the performance started out good and stayed good, you still know how to make them come hard without breaking a sweat, even after all these years and even with a blubbergut.

    And Mark said “Kim Deal looked like a soccer mom, but not the way Kim Gordon of Sonic youth does. Deal’s not that cool. But she can still *rock the fuckin house*.”

    Gives me hope for you, he added with a wink. Then we jumped in the shower and sang a duet of “Waves of Mutilation” and went to bed.

  • http://ruthie.blogspot.com RH


  • http://thehouseofcards.typepad.com/ Rebekah

    Sarah! Oh my god that is too funny!!

  • http://blogsportaed.blogspot.com ADD

    Wood paneling…I dig it the most! Good times in the rec room….

  • http://perfectpeacefarm.blogspot.com Gordon

    The Rapture! The Rapture is here!

    P.s. I am calling Child Welfare…Chuck needs to be saved.

  • http://misspriss.org becky

    now that’s timing! or a mirror. i’m not sure which.

  • Julie

    Heather –

    Do you use Internet picture printers like ofoto, shutterfly, etc. ever? If so, when you do the Dooce effect, does it ever come out right? I’m truly a novice, but am trying to learn…Thanks for any advice!

  • Carol

    Sheryl- sounds amazing and you are hilarious!! I’m glad you and Mark (Uncle Mark?) had fun.

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

    It’s THE RAPTURE!!! :)

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

    its like cocoon. only with drunk people.

  • Caro

    I did my Christmas cards on Shutterfly this year (cheap is good) and did the Dooce Effect (thanks Heather… I actually felt a little guilty using someone else’s “effect”). Anyway, they came out nice. I ‘m not so sure the quality is all that it could be, but the image looks a lot better (my kids look a lot more angleic) than it did before.

  • http://shenuts.com Sarcastic Journalist

    exploding dooce. now we’re talking festive!

  • Michael

    Finally someone mentioned the Rapture. I was thinking this picture obviously called for some mention of how someone has transcended the mortal plane and become a SuperMormon Cherabim (wrong spelling, right?) or something.

  • Scott

    At Albertsons, just tell them your phone number when they ask for your preferred card. I lost my card soon after I got it.

  • Slim

    Dooce: This explosion of the head must be your interpetation of you not being able to find your keys. You know if you ask out loud where keys were he would have brought them to you:-)

  • Joe

    I read the title in my rss feeds and immediately screamed “George!!!” for some reason.

  • beachgal

    I thought it was Leta that hid the keys. Chuck has half eaten books? Hmm.

  • http://www.cinderellablues.blogspot.com Gia

    Look at that smile! I knew you had a big smile lurking in there somewhere! ;)

  • http://heather-anne.com Heatheranne

    I have pictures like that, except I was really drunk when I took them because in my drunken state I believed that I looked really hot and wanted to capture it on film.

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

    I think Snow White’s head just exploded.

  • Sheryl

    I think it’s cool when the resulting image of a light effect is partly absolute white space.

    If it was printed on paper, nothing would be printed there. So if you think of an printed image as kind of being a membrane, or a skin, a print of this membrane/image would have an irregular hole in the center.

    There would literally be an opening into the space on the printed page – or through the membrane.

  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com kristine

    This is a picture of what Leta thinks her mom looks like.

    “My mommy has long legs and a big, bright, flashy face.”

  • Carol

    Pass that big fat one, Sheryl. I want a hit!! : )

  • Caroline

    Puff puff pass! Sheryl, quit hoggin it!

  • http://www.thejulietfiles.com JulieT

    Heavenly Mormon Heather!

  • http://www.dooce.com dooce

    this is not a picture of me. it wasn’t taken in front of a mirror. this is a picture of Nikki taking a picture of me. story to follow soon, if the babysitter’s car doesn’t break down again.

    ps. story involves large amount of tequila.

  • Carol


    (you gotta give it a few seconds)