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

    if mothers did not pee when on the phone they would not ever speak to anyone other than the baby and the bottle of wine pepetually on the kitchen counter.

  • http://www.thejulietfiles.com JulieT

    GEORGE! Needs his own web site. I think the Blurbodoocery should start with a design immediately.

  • Darcie

    I just got a leaflet from Poison Control which says the plant is safe for kids.
    My question is, how can it be safe for kids and poisonous for dogs?

  • cindi


  • Girl.A

    Dogs and kids are not usually the same species.

    example: Chocolate contains theobromine (a compound similar to caffeine) which is poisonous to dogs. A dose of 50 mg/lb can be fatal to a dog. Caffeine does not typically kill humans.

  • http://www.confessionsofanobody.com Aleigh


  • http://www.netsmarts.net trisha

    I wish I had something funny to say.


    Gorgeous flowers.

  • http://www.isnotchicago.com LT


  • beachgal


    There. I kinda feel better…maybe if I just say it every 30 posts all the people will eventually know.

  • http://words.mightyspark.com matt


  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    beachgal, you’re cracking me up. Are you like the spokeswoman for poinsettia plants or something?

    Just teasing…I understand, I do, but we are all far too self-centered on this board to pay so much attention to other commenters, you may have noticed. ;-)

  • mvh

    no way

  • http://holyschmidt.blogspot.com Melanie S
  • http://www.itssonotaboutyou.com sporty


  • beachgal

    Heh, Sarah, I’m just frustrated. I also used to think the plants were fatal to pets, and they aren’t. The thing I linked to said they would have to eat soooo much to even possible get an upset stomach. That’s not “hazardous” in my opinion. That’s a possibility of an upset stomach if my cat would wipe out a poinsettia forest or something.

    I’m done. I was just hoping to clear up the myth for people that like the plant but have avoided it for their animals, but don’t need to.

  • Clearly


  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com kristine

    I am avoiding work. I want to be home in my jammies. Girl A- do you have a link that can transport me home in my cozy comfies???

  • http://photo.saroy.net Sarah

    Really gets you in the holiday spirit!

  • http://www.dooce.com Amanda B.

    Howdy Sarah- how You doin?

    beachgal- you be the poinsettia police and i’ll be the hoohoo police.

  • http://www.dasbecca.com/ becca

    I love this time of year.

  • beachgal

    Okay Amanda B. But don’t be policing my Hoo-hoo, ok?

  • http://redefining.org di


  • http://chloeishere.diaryland.com/ Chloe (is here)

    Okay, y’all need to stop talking about nachos. I had my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday, and then my family got pizza. Delicious, not-pudding-like pizza. I need nachos. I need pizza. I don’t want any more applesauce!
    Eh hem. Sorry.
    Now (more on topic): Poinsettias and cats. Allow me to illustrate why I personally don’t have poinsettas. I got some ‘lucky’ bamboo. It was fine for a few months, then one day, my cat chewed on it. I yelled at him to stop. He stopped. Then, every night, after I fell asleep, he would sit next to the bamboo and chew on it for a few hours. I now have a nearly dead stalk of bamboo– I had to move it to a non-cat-accessible shelf.
    So, pretend I buy a poinsettia. I buy a poinsettia. I tell him not to chew on it. The next morning, sick cat. Even if he had to chew fifty leaves to get sick: *it would still happen*.
    Cats don’t do what you tell them to do, in fact often they do the exact opposite. Since I still like my cat (for some godforsaken reason), I try to keep him from doing stuff that could make him sick. And that means no plants that are poisonous to cats, in any amount.
    Also, I have one friend with whom I will pee while talking with on the phone. But she started it!
    (This post sounds like I have ADD, but I prefer to put all my comments in one post per day, rather than 15 posts that aren’t related to each other. Not that there is anything wrong with that!)
    And: fini.

  • Nicole

    Very good picture!

  • Stacy

    you know, Heather, you should really be careful with those plants around. They are poisonous to animals and kids.

  • http://www.confessionsofanobody.com Aleigh


    Holy crap, I’m No. 2! Now I totally understand why everyone gets so excited about being a first-ish commenter!

    The thrills!

  • http://chloeishere.diaryland.com Chloe

    (Sorry to repost, but):
    beachgirl, I promise I read every single one of your “poinsettias aren’t poisonous” posts. I just still won’t take the chance. My cat is REALLY stupid.
    Actually, I read all the posts before I comment (except for one time). Well, no, some I skim over, but I read the great majority.

  • http://www.dooce.com dooce

    today seems to be One Word Comment Day.

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    Hey Amanda B!! I just came from Target lunch raid…I did ok! I didn’t get angry! I didn’t kill anyone! I even bought the stuff I needed, for others, and not for ME!

    Beachgal…I only laugh because I can totally relate. I bet you send links to snopes for those mass emails like me, too! LOL.

  • http://www.isnotchicago.com LT

    hey sporty!

  • beachgal

    cute Stacy.

    Hey, no problem, Chloe. I’m not worried. I was just trying to help. But I’m done. Really.

  • Bluedevil

    I’ve never liked pointsettas. They’re kind of creepy.

  • Tracy

    Shitmist is what will be coming out of the fan if my boss ever finds out how much workday time I spend checking out blogs like Dooce.

    Mythbusters did a show on the shitmist effect once, but I can’t remember whether they busted it or not…?

    Lastly, no one has to KNOW that you pee mid-call if you put your thumb over the little receiver and halt midstream if/when you have to reply. I’m just saying.

  • http://community.webshots.com/user/jenhaaay jennay

    I always hated poinsettias until this year when I saw FUSCHIA and SALMON and VIOLET colored ones. Red ones are for grandma’s, give me my technicolor beauties!

  • http://www.talktomegoose.com april

    i’m soooooooo with you, ms. pants: wondering: when will people realise this is a comment section and not a message board?
    can’t we get this back to being all about dooce? it’s her website, yo, let’s keep it to all things heather/chuck/leta, and of course, GEORGE!

  • http://www.txlonghornwife.blogspot.com Melissa R.


  • Tracy

    Girl.A: heh – auf Deutsch it’d be “scheißmist”… except that’d actually be redundant, since the word “mist” means “manure”. Luftscheiß, or luftmist, might both work…?

  • http://www.txlonghornwife.blogspot.com Melissa R.


  • http://www.kempland4u.com Goooder

    males seem to not understand the peeing in groups or together or on the phone thing when it comes to females they know doing it

  • http://www.itssonotaboutyou.com sporty


  • http://symbioticfishes.blogspot.com Fish

    Dooce: Don’t let Jon eat the poisonsettia, either cause, like, its poinonous, you know?

    *Fish ducks as Beachgirl hurls brick*

  • Liz

    Wish I could have those but my cat would make them into kitty food and I think they are not good for her. Woe is me. Beautiful picture though. :)

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

    Tracy, I second the shitmist hitting the fan comment. But not the ‘thumb over the receiver/halt midstream’ thing. There’s no way anyone on the phone could NOT know the moment you walk into the bathroom, unless there exists a bathroom with the same acoustics as a living room or bedroom. You always sound like you’re in a can…which you are, I guess. Heh.

  • http://prettycrabby.com Em

    Jeeze, you people are fast. It’s like your rapid dogs waiting for a bone! :)

    Anyway, lovely photo. RED is for the season.

  • http://symbioticfishes.blogspot.com Fish

    Wasn’t there a movie about a giant cloud of shitmist spreading throughout the world?

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    Dooce, people put one word comments in the first several because they are desperately trying to be first.

    And as we all KNOW…being first ROCKS. ;-)

    This is postcard purty. Did you know that poinsettas are poisonous to cats? Dogs and babies–no problem.

    Happy Holidays!

  • http://www.dooce.com Amanda B.

    I’ll give you all 1 dollar if you stop saying ‘shitmist’…


  • Slim

    I think it’s to make up for all the reading you had to do yesterday. But give it time….

  • http://symbioticfishes.blogspot.com Fish


    The word kinda loses all meaning after a while, doesn’t it Amanda?

  • MrsDoF

    Golly, that is so gorgeous.
    Please tell me you are at a Florist and not someone’s personal undertaking, because if it is, I’m so jealous of having that much time and space to garden.