Be afraid. Be very, very afraid. Of the puppy.

A while ago Jon created a CHUCKACABRA desktop available for download here. It’s pretty awesome.

  • Charlotte

    Chaka, Chaka, Chaka
    Chaka Khan
    Chaka Khan
    Chaka Khan
    Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan
    Let me rock you
    Let me rock you
    Chaka Khan
    Let me rock you
    That’s all I wanna do
    Chaka Khan
    Let me rock you
    Let me rock you
    Chaka Khan
    Let me rock you
    ‘Cause I feel for you
    Chaka Khan
    Won’t you tell me
    What you wanna do
    Do you feel for me
    The way I feel for you
    Chaka Khan
    Let me tell you what I wanna do
    I wanna love you
    Wanna hug you
    Wanna squeeze you too
    Let me take you in my arms
    Let me fill you with my charms
    ‘Cause you know that I’m the one
    To keep you warm, Chaka
    I’ll make it more than just a physical dream
    I wanna rock you, Chaka, baby
    ‘Cuz you make me wanna scream
    Let me rock you
    Rock you

  • Wicked H

    Congrats on the NY Times article.

    Most excellent!!

  • Effie

    I can’t wait till my hubbie and I have kids–so we can experience something as special as a first wave, or a first blink…..Yay Leta!

    And FYI–if I hadn’t seen the cute pics of Chuck prior to this, I’d think he was a scary dog–but from all the talk about him I know he’s not–just playing probably!

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    Googlism for: dooce

    dooce is returning to the home land

    dooce is alive and the dooce is alive and writing

    dooce is alive and

    dooce is dead (I remember this one heh)

    dooce is still kicking

    dooce is alive

    dooce is

    dooce is back one day

    dooce is fired for her oh

    dooce is down

    dooce is gutsy

    dooce is wishing she could ctrl

    dooce is ok

    dooce is my leader

    dooce is crazy and i love her site

    dooce is copyright © 1999

    dooce is as bootylicious as ever
    ooce is a wonderful site that i learned about while visiting olga’s prototype26

    dooce is consistently

    dooce is funny

    dooce is one glorious and complex ball of both love and hate

    dooce is back

    dooce is tremendously funny and talented

    dooce is one of the funniest

    dooce is it done?”

    dooce is good stuff

    dooce is it done?” “it’s too long a story

    dooce is hanging it up

    dooce is no more

    dooce is closing

    dooce is only worth reading cause it’s written by a girl

    dooce is feeling much better today after a cathartic confession of some of the things about her

    dooce is gone strangest thing

    dooce is gone for good

    dooce is unreachable dooce’s five fame fuckers post attracted a flash crowd

    dooce is gone

    dooce is a note

    dooce is this raymond martin

    dooce is an absolute must

    dooce is so hilarious today

    dooce is doing

    dooce is back and i

    dooce is shutting down

    dooce is it dun?” “it’s too long a story

    dooce is it?” she felt largely in her leather

    dooce is quite a worthy replacement

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Hey, Chucka Khan!

    You ain’t got no kind of feeling inside
    I got something that will sure ’nuff set your stuff on fire
    You refuse to put anything before your pride
    I got something that will knock all your pride aside

    Tell me something good (tell me, tell me, tell me)
    Tell me that you love me
    Tell me something good (tell me, tell me, tell me)
    Tell me that you like it, yeah

    Got no time is what you’re known to say
    I’ll make you wish there were 48 hours to each day
    Problem is you ain’t been loved like you should
    What I got to give will sure ’nuff do you good

  • closet metro

    Strizzay’s gotta be right. The big question is, tequila or bourbon?

  • tk

    Oy… he looks scary! I have a friend who’s border collie “smiles” at people. He looks scary because he’s baring his teeth, but he’s not pissed, he’s just happy to see ya! Once you realize it’s a smile, it’s pretty funny to see.

    Glad to hear that Leta waved. That’s totally cool. I love it when babies do stuff for the first time and you are actually there to see it (not that I have any of my own – I play with other peoples so I can give them back when they are cranky or poopy). Never fails to amaze me the stuff they pick up on. Totally cool!!!


  • Mrs.Strizzay

    My guess is both. Maybe not at once, but both. I hope we get a drunken post is all I’m saying.

  • no boubt adoubt it.

    LMAO BGSam..why should we all have the perverted fun right??

    Has anyone seen Girl A? Amanda B untied her last night and she ran into the woods….I think she is trying to find the police station. But I am really *concerned* she might get hurt or something so I have to find her (first).

  • cindy

    Longtime reader, first time poster. Thank you so much for your wonderful writing :) Do you know you are in the NY Times today?

  • David

    He’s probally not a vicious as he looks.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    All I’m saying is at *some* point in the evening I bet the grown folks break out the booze.

  • disneymike

    Quick, hide the sheep! LOL

    Very clever title, Heather. :)

  • Narami

    HAAAAPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOUUUU!! YAY! From Puerto Rico Leta, Muchas felicidades! (Congratulations!) *waves at you*
    May you and those great parents of yours, be blessed with joy and health for ever, and may you eat lost of icing, and may Chuck get to lick your covered-of-icing-cheeks.

  • tpaquin

    What Chuck is really thinking:
    Bring it on Mother fucker!

    Can I borrow chuck for my 12:30 meeting. Id like to open a can of Chuck-a-lota-woop-ass all over that room.

    Chuck crack a cold one and relax, its friday.

  • Annejelynn

    and today — ? I promise to submit only three “VOTE DOOCE! -SHE’s GOT 4 BLOGGIES NOMINATIONS!” plugs, this being the first…

    toodles til the next one – I gotta go be productive (pouting)

  • Carol

    Chaka Khan – my friend thought it was “chocolate pecan”

  • Becky

    Your fame spreads! So cool to be reading the NYT and see Leta! My online worlds just collided. . .

  • Kristin

    Ah, the first wave. I don’t even have kids, but that’s big, man. I remember when my nephew first did something that made me feel like life was just blossoming before me. Now he’s 13 and has officially fallen down the Moody Adolescent Rabbit Hole. (But I love him dearly and will be there to do shots with him when he emerges into Moody Adulthood.)

    It’s great that you can enjoy each of those moments for their own beauty…and tell someone to suck it in the same sentence.

  • Susie

    RazDreams: Thank you. Of course I must immediately amend my T-shirt to include George! What was I thinking?! Your version works just fine. No one in their right mind would think that George! is Ruff Poop. And of course, everyone here IS in their right mind(s?).

    Party On, Armstrongs!

  • Annejelynn

    When using “sweet” as an adjective (vs. ‘awesome’ or ‘cooooel’),
    I prefer
    “schweeet!” (I blame my boyfriend)

  • Amanda B.

    Oh my god. I hope we get a “Leta attacks bday cake” pics.

    Happy Party Leta! (yay for MamaDooce)

  • Sammi

    Scary pic! I loved the goodbye wave story!

  • Annejelynn

    Happeee Birfday to LETA! hAPPEEE BiRRRfday to LETA, HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAE etc. etc., singing at the top of my lungs…

    LOVE the NYTimes picture – could just gobble up Leta whole! Fabulous picture!

  • Charlotte

    I keep thinking of ChakaKhan…cue all you lyrics experts

  • Cheryl

    I can’t believe You and Leta were in the NY TIMES!!! Leta will be so happy to know that her mom rocks the world!

  • Circus Kelli

    Annejelyn — no, don’t be worried. You just have a really great perspective on things. :)

  • Carla Beth

    Happy birthday, Leta. Last night my mother told me I need to get laid. I asked why and she said I spend too much time with my cats. Feline erotica … what the heck?

  • Circus Kelli

    Charlotte: Oh no. I hope she’s feeling better soon, and that you can get some quality rest.

  • Carla Beth

    Oh, my point … And she said she wants grandbabies before my ovaries dry up.

  • Girl From Ipanema

    I JUST SPIT OUT MY COFFEE THATWASSOFUNNY!I first thought it said “Chuckabra”…like “shakabra”.But then I realized you were making the Chupacabra reference…GOOOOOOOOD ONE!!! Dooce…you rule. :)

  • Mir

    Happpppppppppy birthday (party) to Leta! Can’t wait to hear all about it. (Don’t have a heart attack… have a drink. Works out better, all around.)

  • Fish

    bye bye the way, I DID get the Violent Femmes reference, heather.

    “Tell ya man I’m stuck on this lovely girl…”

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    Heather if all you readers gave you a dollar.. *wow*

    Instead you get our 2 cents right.

  • Carol

    When I look at the mini-pic, I think I can see Chucks brain.

  • eco2geek

    Your husband’s “Chill post”: (and the comments) was funnier than hell. I can’t imagine the email you two must get! LMAO.

  • heathabee

    i was scared *blush*

  • courtney

    Actually, it looks like Leta’s scoping out the reporter, casting aspersions on his intentions–who is this guy staring at me?

  • vmc

    Her first wave, that is amazing! It’s during those “first” moments that you realize how absolutely consumed you are going to be with your child and her development for years to come. Thrilling!

  • anonymo

    hi heather. i read the new york times article and liked the word dooce, so i hit the link and wandered through your website and now think you are a funny woman i wish i could know personally. that’s personally, not intimately. because i’m not really gay.

  • coskel

    my cat gets the green eye too when I take pics of him – (LINUS sez hi to Chuck, btw) I read somewhere that the effect is from some layer on the animal eye that humans don’t have??
    where is that cool girl who had all the way-scientific trivia? come back, wherever you are.

    PS – LINUS won’t hurt – he promises!

  • Andrea in Canada

    Great photo of Leta in the NY Times! And of your torso! LOL…it looks great too ;) You are one popular gal!

    Have a great party today Leta! Tell mommy to post lots of pictures for all the fans of her website!

  • Charlotte

    CircusKelli: I’m afraid it’s just that time of year. We spent the night dozing in the recliner. I gave up putting her in her crib after I was going in there every 10 minutes! The poor thing just couldn’t breathe.

  • Mary

    Not that I don’t believe she reads the comments, just that they have doubled over the past few days and it’s a bit odd.
    I’m just avoiding studying right now, not trying to be mean or anything like that.

  • Annejelynn

    Charlotte and Circus Kelli – I too thought the thumbnail may have been a putting green or sumthin’ of the like …and that with a full night’s rest – should I be concerned?

  • Sarah

    Hi Heather! I hope Leta’s party runs smoothly (as smoothly as a party for a one-year old can be) and that you all have a blast. I can’t wait to see the picture of Leta with cake all over her face and hair (please!!)!

    Best of luck!! Just remember to BREATHE…;-)

  • saralynnmo

    No way Jennay, dudical is a really 1989 word.

  • koof

    that is such a great picture in the times! leta looks like JEEZ mom this blogging thing is SO passe.

  • Annejelynn

    I’ve submitted my votes — have you???

    DOOCELINGS, submit your votes!!!

  • RazDreams

    (*Dang cold…*: I caught that too. We just “refresh” too dang much for our own good. I need “dooce anonymous,” seriously. I had a dream about her last night. Something about just hanging out with her and Leta. Really, I DO have a full-time job, a boyfriend, volunteer activities out the wazoo, and night school. Dooce has just sucked me in.)