Through the looking glass

  • Capn Ganch

    top 10?

  • Mary

    wow comments are still open
    Heather, in that pic you look like Lois Lane from superman but with lighter brown hair. I can’t think of the name of the actress but you look kinda like her or maybe more like a reporter capturing a great shot.

  • hopefulloser

    You guys are a hot couple.
    damn it, i’m jealous :-)

    ~ always hopeful

  • Muffy

    Mary, that was Margot Kidder (who looks like CRAP now…I hope Heather ages better than that…Margot, if you’re a dooceling, forgive me, but it’s the truth)…

    On another note…THE BOSS IS OUT for the next 2 hours!!!

    I need links, links to funny stuff… I need to WASTE time!

    No links to people biting each other’s ring fingers off. no no.

  • David

    I know everyone is commenting on your hair….but damn…that ceiling in the background looks good too. =)

  • Karen

    You have some damned great eyebrows, for the record. DAMN YOU.

  • southern fried girl


    Unfortunately the sad fact that most of the emotional walls that people build up are so much stronger than even the Berlin Wall. It is so much harder to change someone’s mind than to change their surroundings. All we can do is start with ourselves and go from there. We can hope that we maybe bring light to someone else’s dark days ideas. Other than that, we are powerless over the trolls that are destined to exist. I wish you well. :)

  • Wickedfun
  • naralius

    Thats Hot!!! and im out… have fun!

  • karenkh

    you are the coolest looking person evah

  • Monkeyboy

    Pampered Chef? (-:=3 ….so….random….

  • Boricua

    Nice picture, as always. But my good LORD I have never seen so many people get in a lather over *gasp* someone who used curlers in her hair. The reactions are just a little creepy. I guess I’m not impressed because seriously, curled/big hair? That’s one of the first things southern women are taught to do.

  • greenthumb

    SFG: I think you clearly state what my whole approach is…lead by example and let your ‘light’ lead the way. Words and arguments can only lead to more hurt. It may take us a long time, but it has to start somewhere, and I know that it’s happening everywhere. That was the premis of my last post, to acknowledge it, give it credence.

    Thank You SFG!

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Man, anytime anyone mentions curlers, I think of that stupid old Dippity Do commercial: “Curlers in your hair…shame on you!”

    Anybody else here old enough to remember those?

  • Lauren

    You look GORGEOUS, doll!

    The curls and color really suit you.

  • Muffy

    Thanks Wickedfun…
    But I just realized,,
    I have over 30 thank you notes for my bridal shower two weeks ago that have NOT been written. The hangover FINALLY wore off!
    And being that I’m getting married in three weeks in vegas, and my mom will be there, and she WILL BE inquiring about the thank you notes…I think I gotta write thank you notes…

  • Mike Beziat

    Wow. I read a lot of blogs, but I have never seen someone with over 200 comments. Amazing.

    And I agree with everyone else. Your hair has me transfixed. Thanks for all of the clever posts and cool pictures.

    Mike in Nashville

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    And really…what shame is there in wearin’ curlers?

    Now, if the commercial went: “Clothespins on your nipples…shame on you!” I coulda understood that one a little more…

  • Justin

    Just here to say I luvz ya all! I’m Justin by the way… Nice 2 meetchaz! Woohoo, 218th!!!!!

  • Torrie

    *I WANT MORE.*

  • fatasianbaby

    My God, you look beautiful that day.

  • lawbrat

    New pic is up, yet comments are off on it!!

  • Trance

    Love the ‘do, Dooce! And I must bring up JournalCon. This year it’s in San Francisco. If you’ve never been, it’s a hoot. Promises to be a weekend of fun, frolicking, and debauchery for all you web writers:

  • Torrie

    Can we still comment on this picture?

  • southern fried girl

    What a great story, Dooce. I so enjoy reading what you have to say. You write so well that it always makes me think. Thanks for what you bring to my days.

  • p-hawk

    Comments are still on here? Odd.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Muffy, I love that commercial!!! And I woke up Little Patrick the other day with “good morning Sleepie-Doo!” He is used to me saying silly things to him, but that one cracked him up. And he is usually one angry three year old when you wake him up in the morning!

    Greenie, I commented on your site. Your post today is so eloquent and it definitely struck a chord with me. Congratulations on educating the thousands of people who visit your blog. One day, I hope millions visit your blog, because your words are so heartfelt and true!

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    You want to see how intolerant people in Texas really are? Check out this article I just read in the Houston Chronicle. Now smelly people can’t check out books in Houston.

  • LadyBug

    Dooce, your “Scent of Emotion” post was beautiful. I love when you give us a peek into your soul. Thanks.

  • LeafGirl77

    Honestly KBBAW, I don’t think that limiting the amount of perfume someone can wear is such a bad thing. The university I currently attend has a ‘offensive odour’ (yes, that’s odour with a “u”) policy. Some people are so sensitive to scents that their throats swell up when standing next to someone who wears too much cologne/perfume.

    I thought you meant people with BO, not too much cologne/perfume. That would be brutal!

  • LeafGirl77

    Scent of emotion indeed. How beautiful. Every time I read one of your entries Heather, I either laugh my ass off, or I sit and reflect for a bit. What words you write woman..what words…

  • La Pix

    I am glad that Jon and Leta visited you in the hospital, and that they didn’t give up on you. And I’m thankful that you didn’t give up on yourself, and that you had that scent to remind you of your connection to your Life.

    Thank you for reminding us.

  • No name


    Great hair! Great photos!

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Scent is a hellapowerful memory trigger. So glad the lotion smell conjures up the bright spots from a time that could’ve been nothin’ but bad memories.

    Okay, I’ll stop bein’ sincere now, it chafes a little.

  • JessicaRabbit

    Yippie! Beautiful lady and comments all in one day!!!

  • Etiquette Queen


    Someone HAS to say this, so it might as well be me. It’s kind of immature to not only mention your blog in the comments section of someone else’s blog, but also to tell people to come read your blog. It’s one thing to tell family and friends to read a specific entry or your whole blog. It’s blog-whoring when you do it in someone else’s comments.

    There is a reason that there’s a place to put your URL. If people are interested, they can click on your name and go read it. Don’t beg for readers/commenters.

    This really isn’t meant to be mean. I hope I haven’t hurt your feelings.

  • LadyBug

    Bucky, are you sure it’s the sincerity that’s chafing? It may be the assless chaps.
    Try some baby powder.

  • mrtl

    I’m guilty of smelling Bug’s clothes when she’s not around.

  • Muffy

    I’m with leafgirl…
    At my last job, I worked in a little cashier/operator booth. On saturdays, I’d split the shift with this woman who not only wore WHITE PUMPS with JEANS in DECEMBER, but she also wore the most obnoxious cologne…Jontue. And she bought it in the big constant spray bottle. I asked her to PLEASE not wear it (it took me hours to get the stink out) at work. Of course, she was snotty, and I told her if that’s what gets the old guys off at the bar, so be it. Just wait till you get to the bar.

    Then I sprayed lysol. In front of her.

    I don’t miss that job. At all. Not even a little bit.

  • BJT

    Your post today made me cry and smile at the same time.

  • RazDreams

    what a super sweet post today, heather. lavender is also my scent which triggers certain lovely memories…and it puts me to sleep with nice thoughts. thanks for sharing, once again.

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Jess, now don’t wake up and be all sincere and shit. You’re throwin’ me off my game here.

  • greenthumb

    Etiquette Queen: I don’t see comment monitor on your credentials here…how about we leave the monitoring of what’s allowable and what’s not allowable to the diva/owner. That was a bit hurtful don’t you think?

  • suburban misfit

    Woot! Comments are back!

    (Now, everyone, let’s be *good* this time and not use up too much of Heather’s bandwidth. Ok?)

    I wish I could get my hair to look even half that good. And I haven’t taken a good picture in years.

    Years, I tell ‘ya.

  • nicole

    My first thought was….look at her hair. It is so good. Then I thought I would comment on it. But then I saw that you have been congratulated on your hair like 200 times. I hate you because you are so cool and my husband John likes your pictures. Die!

  • JessicaRabbit

    Bucky, sincere? I sincerely like hot chicks first thing in the morning, hows that for ya..

  • lawbrat

    Very beautiful post. Smells and happy memories are a very good thing.

  • nicole

    Ok then I read your story about the lotion. I am sorry I said to die. I don’t mean it. I have a 2 year old little girl who pretends to be a monster and she smells good with lavender too. :) You make my husband and I smile. I would send you a gold star sticker if I could.

  • typingelbow

    Damn, Dooce. Do you know how many people around the world talk about you with their friends every single day as though you were just another friend in their little circles. We do it in New York, and I did it in New Orleans before this. It’s because you tell it like it is, everytime. Thanks and keep it up!

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Better, Jess, better.

    Personally, I like hot Peeps in the morning. If you haven’t had bubblin’ Peeps on your pillow, you just ain’t lived.