• http://desperateworkingmommas.blogspot.com/ cat

    I loved the U2 post. I have been unashamedly in love with Bono and the band since The Joshua Tree. Bono dedicated “Kite” to his dad, too, which makes me bawl.

    Check out the DVD “U2 Go Home: Live from Slane Castle Ireland.” Bono does the most amazingly heartfelt segue between “All I Want Is You” and “Where the Streets Have No Name.” Seriously kick-ass. If you like to belt out U2 lyrics, that’s the one, baby. That’s the ONE!

    Ew. Could I BE any more of a lunatic groupie? Hee.

  • http://www.notwellplanned.com ap

    It’s all about the love! And fuzzy pink sweaters!

  • Ashik

    Well, I’m surprised that I’ve not yet seen a recipe for baby poop cake exotically spiced with slightly *used* A1 sauce.

  • http://www.dooce.com moose

    Henryk … and I should take *your* advice??

    Kristine, it’s just cyber chocolate – c’mon, Dr. A wouldn’t mind…

    Scott. You are not my father. Trust me.

    And I’m thinkin’ I’ll stick with my red hot primate love. It’s puhlenty satisfying, thank you veddy much. Unless maybe there’s an opportunity with the Holy Ghost. Cuz, hm, that could be cosmic.

    Sweet AmandaB, see above!

    Ah, you doocelings add so much to my day. I heart you.

  • Robin

    Love the piggies on the froggie!!

  • http://maddenvision.typepad.com/maddenroundtheland/ Cathi

    Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge

    4½ cups sugar
    1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
    ½ lb. butter
    2 pkgs. milk chocolate chips
    1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
    2 jars (7 oz. each) marshmallow cream
    2 tsp. vanilla
    2/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
    2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

    Line 9×13-inch pan with tin foil and butter or spray with Pam. (Using cookie sheet, fudge doesn’t come out of pan as easily.)

    In a large bowl, mix together chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, vanilla, Irish Cream. Set aside. Heat butter, sugar and milk to a boil, reduce heat and cook slowly for 11 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour milk mixture over the ingredients in bowl and stir slowly to blend. DO NOT USE A MIXER. Add nuts. Pour fudge into pan and chill. Cut when cold. (Fudge will stay soft, and not completely harden.)

  • http://spelunk.blogspot.com mg2

    The mechanics of how one would go about “doing” the Holy Ghost are mind boggling. But not entirely outside the realm of reality… I think I’ll try it.

  • Nicole

    That is so incredibly cute! I love her pigtails!

  • http://ganman.typepad.com/blog/2005/02/i_love_you_all.html Closet Metro

    Amanda – according to Chef from South Park, there are many kinds of love, including “Simon and Garfunkel Love”

  • beautifulmess

    nothin’ like little girl lovin’. enough to melt your heart.

  • http://spelunk.blogspot.com mg2

    Amanda B, you are being awfully selective with your love, aren’t you? Love should be all-inclusive. Hot, sweaty, shit-throwing primate hanky panky is a worthy competitor to your bastardized monkey love.

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    The new design ROCKS, and that is one sweet valentine’s day picture. Leta looks MUCH older from the back, doesn’t she?

    Happy Lovin’ Day to the Armstrongs and all the dorklings out here!

  • http://johnsloas.typepad.com/crooked_line/ John Sloas

    Thanks for the post. I’m a stay-at-home dad with 3 kids hoping that they will smile at strangers someday too–though they are not allowed to talk to them yet ;)

  • http://www.anti-aliased.net Jaia

    Leta is such a cutie! & those pigtails make me miss having hair of my very own.

  • http://www.veryzen.blogspot.com Amanda B.

    Moose- I am shocked at your question. Is there any type of love besides Monkey Love?

  • http://www.lackofstyle.com julie

    Awww, little “Björk”-baby and her Valentine hug! Almost makes this day tolerable…

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    So.jealous.of.BFE. For a blessing has been bestowed upon her by the great Dooce Almighty. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

  • Ornery Cuss


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

    So are y’all saying Dooce is the Holy Ghost?

    Do mormons even “do” the holy ghost?

  • allison

    adorable :)

  • http://spelunk.blogspot.com mg2

    BUCKSTER! You just got the dooce-approval, which is similar in stature to being one of Christ’s chosen children. Can I come to yalls party? Huh? Huh? Or is it a “private” party kinda thing? Because in that case, I REALLY wanna come, and so does Tammy Littlenut.

  • http://www.veryzen.blogspot.com Amanda B.

    My ovaries, eeeeeep. Ow Ow Ow Ow.

    Happy Valentines Day All!

  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com kristine

    Okay, I’ve been kicking around this idea:

    *Everything I ever learned, I learned from reading Dooce*

    * If you have cabbage in your bra, embrace it!

    anyone else?

  • Bling

    I’m feelin the love today!

  • http://ganman.typepad.com Scott

    MG2 – Of course you are the Queef Master. I mean, come on! Is there really any competition?

    Moose – I am your father. Search your heart. You know it to be true. I mean… Yeah, trust me red hot simian love is great. That’s why I have monkey bars in my bedroom!

  • Katie

    I don’t know what’s cuter…her pigtails or the loving she’s giving to that other little girl.

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    Indeed, a very nice post, BFE. What we were all thinking, only put more nicely (kinda like a little Dooce acholyte, eh?)

    In the spirit of love that seems to be going around, I haven’t got any chocolate, but I made the most delicious sugar cookies in the world yesterday, so help yourselves!

    *Erin offers cookies with frosting and sprinkles*

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    AWww….wuv me some wittle izzy…

  • Henryk Sydney

    Moose…..beware the bloke offering things over a PC!

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    Heather, I haven’t read any of the comments yet, but I had to post this link for you. I thought it would be a great Valentines present for you (hint, hint, Jon!)

    Poop candy:

    Happy Crappin’ V-day

  • Susie

    BFE, very nicely done.

    Dang Cold.., I love that you have become the official greeter. Your are so hospitable. Hospitality is a wonderful thing. Enjoy your dinner out with Mrs. Cold.

    Now, here are some gooey cupcakes with little heart sprinkles, left over from the 3rd grade party, take one and pass the tray . . .

  • http://www.biggestapple.net Biggest Apple

    So sweet!

  • http://www.dooce.com dooce

    Bucky Four-Eyes, I totally want to party with you.

  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com kristine

    I love the poop candy!
    I’m on Atkins and ALL CANDY ON ATKINS is poop candy!
    I found a picture for dooce. It was the ‘chocolate covered prunes’ picture I took.
    That’s the only thing I’m giving out this VD…
    happy ‘choco covered prunes’ day Dooce!

  • http://battybeyond.blogspot.com Tammy

    O. My. Gosh. the pigtails are too cute for words. And the baby love is too cute for words. I just told my husband today I’m not sure I could handle having kids, but now you’re making my biological clock tick :)

  • no way

    am I first?

  • Squish

    Really, really, cute! What precious little girls.

    btw, my browser can finally see the numbers for each post. Yeehaw!

  • http://www.ximena.blog-city.com Super Turtle Girl

    Hey Leta! Happy Valentines Day! Will you be my valentine?

  • Sydney Henryk

    Sidney Ann…we are all numbers in a vast PC somewhere! Big Brother is watchingggggggggggg!!!

  • http://www.dooce.com moose

    Scott, you suggesting I should trust you?

  • Sidney Ann

    Oooh, we’re being numbered now.

  • http://spelunk.blogspot.com mg2

    SCOTT. What about ME?? Am I your Queef Master or what, bitch?

  • Stacy

    Ladybug- I agree. It is a nunya business kinda thing. Why the hell would any one care about his ex wife? Jesus people. Dooce, I used to do the same wondering about my future husband, too. I would worry he was sleeping around, giving away my loving to some slutty teen and receiveing the clap in return. Little did I know not only had he spreadeth the love around, he was already married…with kids no less. Funny how things work out.

  • http://ganman.typepad.com Scott

    Moose – We should all be down with the monkey lovin’. Trust me. I also gave a shout out to Girl A with the Dentata heart. I hope she enjoys it.

  • http://spelunk.blogspot.com mg2

    You guys with your father stories are making my eyes as moist as Bucky’s snack cake! All mildewy.

    My daddy is a wonderful father, although we’ve had our ups and downs, and I want to tell him now more than ever how much he means to me. But the best part about my daddy? He already knows.

  • http://clobberblogger.blogspot.com Colleen from NJ

    Heather, beautiful, and thank you for sharing it. Thank you for smiling at all of us strangers.

  • http://www.dooce.com moose

    Erin H, tough story. My heart goes out to your family.

    Circus Kellie, what a story you told! Sounds like it’s been a rollercoaster ride.

    BFE, yes you should get mushy more often.

    I’m thinking maybe another round of chocolates for the Dorkling Dooce Squad!

    Dang, good for you for treating your wife like royalty. You’re a good man.

    Amanda B & Minkey — did you see that one of Scott’s (#183) hearts is for “Monkey Love”????

  • http://www.anybodysguess.blogspot.com CanadianAmy

    Dang Cold,

    good luck with the fort. And arent you nice taking your lady out to dinner.

  • a

    lovely post.
    Thank you for being so candid.

  • http://dangcold.blogspot.com Dang Cold..

    I’ll hop on board and give a shout out to bucky as well. you rock my world..

    just read jon’s article posted by ladybug. I’m no stranger to emotional distance. Tough thing to overcome. I’d be lost without my wife. She is SO getting a kick ass dinner tonight. thank god I dry cleaned my suits.

    meantime, this is such a boring day at work I think I’m going to build a little fort around my desk.

    back soon..