First Secty

  • Jennifer in Kansas City

    I liked when the Pizza Hut back in college had their “T” stolen….. they’ll always be Pizza HU to me. (say it with FEELING! and a Tai-chi KICK!)

  • Carol

    is that SLC? I like the lampposts.

  • Annie

    Nice picture

  • saralynnmo

    Whoah, that’s kind of creepy that someone cares enough to investigate how much another reader has commented. (shivers)

  • gwen

    Neat picture. It looks like the words are just hovering there in the sky.

    although, I have to agree with Christi, drives me nuts when places don’t replace broken bulbs. Is this one broken or is there a telephone pole in front of the word?

  • laura copeland


    (*my* first comment, anyway)

  • Pissy Britches

    REPLACE the lights..gawd..I so hate that. It is annoying. Unless it says something funny..then it’s ok.

  • Ehle

    Only a madman would choose that font for a sign.

  • Bekah

    Hrm. I’d rather see a picture of Leta or Chuckles.

  • Dazed & Confuzed

    I just realized – the reason the U, the R and the I are covered is because BATMAN IS STANDING THERE! I didn’t know Salt Lake City had the same nefarious criminals as Gotham. In fact, I’ll bet Dooce even goes around fighting crime (when she’s not blogging, taking care of Leta, charming everyone on the information superhighway) and deflects bullets with her bracelets! Damn, Dooce, you sure can keep a secret!

  • Jodie

    Wow! only 3 comments! I haven’t seen that in a long time. Beautiful pic of Leta this weekend.

    Congrats Mom!

  • heidi

    Good morning!

  • Christi

    I hate it when they don’t replace the lights in signs. It also drives me nuts when the letters fall out of the signs and they never fix them. Tacky, tacky.

  • Anita

    Ohhh! I was hoping for more Leta Choco pix!

  • Mal

    Do it, Heather. Charge a nickel per comment — I’m telling you, w/ all the new NYT exposure, you’ll need the help to support your bandwith.

    I’d gladly pay. Others would, too.

  • jules

    but it’s the last secty you have youw atch out for.. they’re evil!


  • jules

    but it’s the last secty you have youw atch out for.. they’re evil!


  • doly

    looks like First??!!

  • Kristin


  • LisaG

    Good Morning Internet! (and Lesley & Rebecca @UWM)

  • closet metro

    Marti – put that on a T-shirt, and you’ll never again have trouble being picked up, and definitely not out of pity.

  • Dazed & Confuzed

    Oooo priddy lites

  • Chloe

    Second Secty?

  • Christi


  • Marti

    Closet metro,
    you rascal.

  • Lauren

    Oooh, beautiful

  • Marti

    Need I elaborate?

  • Ginger


  • Circus Kelli

    closet metro said at 06:55AM, 02.02.2005:
    Circus – I’ll put some coffee on for you, sleepy head.

    You got a coffee IV I could hook up to?

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Kendra — I think, frankly, that I have more faith in Willy’s ability to, er, pop up.

    Tiffany — You are EVIL. I admire that. I s’pose you’ll be teaching Nicolaus to say “May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?” when he goes to school. . .

  • closet metro

    Circus – I’ll put some coffee on for you, sleepy head.

  • Circus Kelli

    “…She was the only when I ever “deliberately” put in the car to get her to sleep…”

    That should be “the only ONE…”

  • Circus Kelli

    Kendra said at 06:46AM, 02.02.2005:
    In Canada, we have Wiarton Willy instead of Punxsutawny Phil. I wonder who’s better at predicting…

    I wonder what the damn animals think of all us crazy humans… ;)

  • Paige

    Congratulations? on the NYT piece. It was cool to see you and Fussy there, even if the context was a bit…devious.

    $1,000 bucks from Google in ONE MONTH? Lord Jesus. Congrats, girl. :)

  • Kendra

    In Canada, we have Wiarton Willy instead of Punxsutawny Phil. I wonder who’s better at predicting…

  • Circus Kelli


    Sorry the ride in the car didn’t work. Sweet Pea was the same way. She wouldn’t nap in the car, and getting her to sleep was like pulling teeth sometimes. She was the only when I ever “deliberately” put in the car to get her to sleep. She eventually fell asleep and woke right up when I pulled into the driveway.

    This morning, she was wide awake at 5:00am — an hour after her brother woke up.

    Is it possible to die from sleep deprivation?

  • tIffany


    Secty. LOL

    In high school I had a friend who refused to believe that Groundhog’s Day was real. She was from Israel and since we met in jr high one of my hobbies was to feed her bullshit about American culture and see how long she’d believe me. So our jr year I told her “Hey, Happy Groundhog Day!” and she was all WHATEVER TIFFANY. And I was all No seriously. Today is Groundhog Day. I explained what it was, with the groundhog seeing his shadow and everything. She looked right at me and said “I hate you.” and walked away.

    And now we know why I have no friends.

  • Consummate Professional

    A guy I went to high school with had a old Ford pickup, but the “r” on the tailgate had fallen off, so everyone called his ride “the Fod”.

  • Knob Gobbler

    …and I thought WE had humourously named locations in Australia!!

    Whats Ground Hog Day? I seem to recall a terrible old movie about Billy’s day repeating over and over but what is it REALLY?

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Knob Gobbler: It’s quite simple. You have a town, Gobbler’s Knob, where they have a “special” groundhog named Punxsutawny Phil (that’s pronounced punks-a-tawny). On Feb. 2, the scads of people with nothing better to do gather around Phil’s lair, and wait for him to pop up.

    If he sees his shadow, it means there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, it means early spring.

    See? It’s all very scientific and not the least bit silly and superstitious.

    I swear I am not inventing this. Check out CNN:

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Happy Groundhog Day, ever’body!

    Makes me wish I were at Gobbler’s Knob waiting for the furry critter to pop up.

    Now I feel like I need some Astroglide. . .

  • Ali L

    Heather, you know I hate to give advice but here it comes.

    Never attempt to do ANYTHING AT ALL until your child is at least 32 years old. Even then it will be a rush to get done.


  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Wow, the talk has really gone lubey since I went to bed.

    I’d totally love to join the conversation, but, being a virgin and all, I really wouldn’t know what to contribute.

    *ducks god’s avenging lightning*

    Oh, and folks — use the Icy Hot stick. Your hands never touch the magical balm, so you can go from relief to release without a hands-washing in between.

  • annie

    Re. one nap, it’s not necessarily a bad thing: my 17 month old switched to just one a day at 1 year. It’s worked out better – he does one 1.30-2 hour nap from 12-2, rather than 2 shorter naps. A break I can rely on every day like clockwork. And he sleeps later in the morning.

  • Worldly Wanderer

    just an hour and a half shy of Thursday here!

  • Henryk_DTG022157KFEB05

    Amanda B…..a wise decision re the use of icy hot as a lubricant.. :-0

  • Annejelynn

    looks like I’m the last to post tonight -? until some crazy AM hour tomorrow…g’night night~

  • Annejelynn

    wait – right now IS ‘tomorrow’ – gads, I gotta go to bed

  • Henryk_DTG021944KFEB05

    Coming up next: Bats in the belfry


    the Phantom of the Opera

  • Henryk_DTG021944KFEB05

    Sorry Annejelyn….it’s Wednesday 2Feb05 – 8:22pm here