• http://www.katielauren.com katielauren

    And this whole time I’ve been thinking my father was the only sicko that showed love by pulling on my toes until I cried. I swear my little toe is all crooked because of this!

  • http://www.katieeverybody.blogspot.com Katie

    Those photos are brilliant. Pulitzer prize winning.

  • http://deepthoughtsfuzzymemories.blogspot.com/ tksinclair

    Hey, look at it this way, at least you didn’t sing Karaoke! Wish I could say the same about my last binge when with little encouragement I “performed” (and I use the word performed generously) “Oh Mickey you’re so fine you’re so fine you blow my mind, Hey Mickey!” That was New Years Eve 1999 and I haven’t left the house since!

  • Naomi

    You’re so cool. Also you remind me of my good friend, Priscilla, who also does wonderfully hysterical things when she’s tanked…and is giantly tall and enviously thin.

  • Tarin

    Oh, thank God.

    Podcast of your keynote revealed that, “GOT INNERNET ON THA THANG?” is NOT how you really sound. Not that there’s anything wrong with sounding like that, it’s just not what I thought you’d sound like…so when you did sound like that, well…it threw me for a loop.

    So what you said about not wanting personal appearances to get in the way of the relationship or perception formed with dooce, you’ll be happy to discover that, in this case anyway, it is your personal appearance (albeit audio-via-podcast personal) that realligned said perception.

    The twang I’d been affording your recent posts wasn’t sitting right and now I know why. And I am relieved.

  • http://www.kirala.typepad.com marian

    Oh man. Honey you have done yourself proud. This is priceless.

  • Monika


    Thanks for sharing the pics, I’m laughing with you not at you, I swear! Hey, props to you for knowing how to have fun!

  • http://shauny.org/pussycat shauna

    ooh er mate, your voice is just so foxy!

    really enjoyed the keynote, especially hearing about the way you approach writing… great stuff :)

  • http://happykat812.blogspot.com/ happykat

    I was going to say thanks fo re-opening the comments section, but now I think I will curse you for it! CURSES! Do you know how long it takes to get through these. It’s like reading a bill going through Congress!

  • kefuller77

    I know this is totally random and perhaps a bit irritating, but, may I ask what brand of jeans you wear? You always seem to have the most fabulous jeans. I need to get me some of them!

  • laura

    No, I was not under the influence of any intoxicating elements when I posted my original comment…but it sure as hell read like I did. So here goes, attempt #2…

    absolutely hysterical. looks like you had a great time =)

    those red shoes are THE SEX. they would make my feet look like huge, ugly tomatoes, but you definitely rock them.

  • http://www.journeyingthroughit.squarespace.com Beverlee

    I remember (sort of!) times in my past where having a night like this was what I totally needed. It was cleansing in a sort of mentally and physically painful way. I just get tired now. I envy and admire your ability and of taking the opportunity to totally let go!

  • mindylou00

    Hey, I just wanted to say it was so great getting to meet and hang out with you and Jon on Monday. It was refreshing to see that you are even cooler in person (not that I doubted for a minute! haha) I’m glad you had a good time in Austin. Those pictures are priceless!!

  • http://unorderedthoughts.blogspot.com/ Fuzzy

    Hi Heather

    Nice to see from these photos that you are as shy and retiring as your writing would leads us to believe.

  • literatigirl

    May I suggest Heather, that you eschew your case of “intoxihumilation” and simply chalk it all up to an aspect of your personality without which you would be incomplete. After nights out in which I have gotten thoroughly sloshed (though thankfully I seem to have put vomiting by the wayside in my later years) and am begging my husband to console me that I wasn’t really the giant fool I thought I was, I take comfort in remembering that I am really the only one who has an entire sense of just how silly I actually am. Plus, you are clearly, like me, a drunk who becomes a great lover of the world and everything in it. This is always better and more forgiveable than the drunk who berates her fellow men and women for being half the person she is.

    I’d also suggest beer- though I understand the unappealing calorie content manifest therein.

  • KimH

    Thank GOD I wasn’t drinking anything, it would surely have come out of my nose as I was laughing.

    Looks like you had a blast!

    Waiting to see some pics like that of Jon. Surely he can do the SAFETY DANCE! Or did he just laugh at you and take pictures?

  • http://bigdlittledmistatruffyandme.blogspot.com Karen Rani

    LOVED the photos – and I love that comments are open too. I hope no one forces you to close them again. That whole sense of community is really nice.

  • http://www.kristyk.org kristyk

    I’m so glad Jon posted the link to the podcasts. I’ve listened to the keynote, but haven’t made it through the Q & A yet [kids!]. It was interesting to hear the thought process behind choosing advertising vs. subscription and the results experienced by both of you. It was like a science project.

  • http://www.godtar.com Charles R. Kaiser

    I stand corrected. . .

    It’s an American English thing ;)

  • http://www.glamorouse.blogspot.com the kim half of glamorouse

    There is something so comforting in knowing you get drunk. Because you know, the no pooing thing just heightens your God-like status (although I’m sure it has quite an aroma on its overdue arrival).

  • http://eyesaverted.blogspot.com/ Wicked H

    Dance like nobody’s watching. Words to live by.

    Welcome back!

  • Nifle

    I am sooooo glad that I wasn’t in Austin yesterday, no offense, because if I was I would still be laughing at work from having sooooo much fun! Next time you’re in Memphis, I am taking ya’ll to Beale Street!

  • http://www.spectacularlynormal.blogspot.com Irina

    Has anyone said Holy Shit yet? Because I see these and think: Holy Shit. In a good, speechless way, of course.

  • Kate

    Oh. My. God. I want to go out with you guys SO much. If you ever come to New York City please please please let me buy you a drink.

  • http://www.issasworld.typepad.com Melissa

    That’s sweet about your dad. I hope you feel better soon.

  • http://mamakbear.blogspot.com MamaKBear

    Looks like a good time was had by all, especially a certain little monkey! Hehehe!

    My 3 yr old goes to Grandma’s and eats like we’ve been starving her, but at home it’s such a battle. Good grief…

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

    It’s fabulous to see you laughing and having fun. Super-staaaaah.

    But the dancing. Oh, Heather, the dancing…

    *tries to remove part of frontal lobe with sharpie*

  • http://annejelynn.blogspot.com/ Annejelynn

    what I like most is in the daily pic, there’s a fellow off to the right, behind Trott and Coates and he has the lipstick remains of a kiss on his cheek!

  • 39andwaiting

    This is my first post. I have had the pleasure of enjoying your site for the past three months. I have no idea how I ended up here, but so glad I did. I enjoy viewing your website and photos daily and I love your humor. I am a 39, divorced, no children female finally figuring out life. I listened to the SXSW podcast and now love you even more! I am glad that you and John had a wonderful trip and I can only imagine the hangovers you endured. I look foward to posting more in the future and note you have a new fan from Florida!

  • http://www.blisteredavalon.com April-Lyn Caouette

    Those pictures rock! :) I have a feeling that my visit to Austin on Saturday will be a lot less eventful, and will not result in complete strangers posting drunken pictures of me on flickr. I’m not sure whether I should be relieved or disappointed.

  • http://sickerthanothers.com MollySummer

    wow. those pictures look oddly familiar.

    where can I hear the keynote?

  • Amy

    Actually, both ways of spelling “propeller” are correct. Maybe most people just spell it that way :)

  • http://lifeisgoodatthebeach.blogspot.com/ BeachMama

    Sounds like you had a blast in Austin. I only wish I was closer so I could have come out to meet you guys. Another time, if you ever head North of the border!

    Good for Grandpa! There are no diapers changed by Grandpa here ;)

  • http://www.godtar.com Charles R. Kaiser


    Glad to see that you and Jon had a great time in Austin.

    But what’s weird is that you would spell “propeller” the way you did and then everyone else just follows along in the comments without saying anything. . .

    Or am I just missing something?

  • http://holyschmidt.blogspot.com Holy Schmidt! – Melanie

    I’m glad you had fun. I would’ve paid good money to see that!

    BTW, with the Miralax thing, you can add it to any juice that Leta will drink. She won’t notice that it’s in it. It’s really a great little miracle worker!

    Read: http://holyschmidt.blogspot.com/2006/02/colon-ation-station-aka-girls-poop-too.html

  • blondeinthemidwest

    Welcome back!! I have missed your posts since you were gone. Loved the SXSW talk you did though…It was good listening for my a.m. commute!!

    (Oh and I love the “propellor arms”!!)

  • laura

    absolutely hysterical. looks like you had a great time =)

    those red shoes are THE SEX. they would make me feet look like huge and ugly, but they look amazing on you.

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    You are hilarious. I love that you have linked us to several embarrassing photos of yourself!

    The 80′s video shot is my favorite, with the monkey-licking a close second.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  • tlc_jaba

    I thoroughly enjoy your site, love your stories and pictures. But just when I think you can’t possibly be any cooler, you go and do this. Hilarious!

  • http://biggaysam.com Sam Merrill

    I finally got to listen to the podcast of you and Jason. I think he was a little intimidated. :P

    You’re wonderful Ms. Dooce. I really enjoyed the interview/conversation/question&answer session. Your intelligence is matched only by your wit. Wish I could have been there. :)

  • http://www.lorimac.blogspot.com Lori MacBlogger

    Okay, but let’s talk about what really important – who makes your shirt? And where can I buy one?

  • http://www.paintingchef.com PaintingChef

    Those last few show you’re obviously ready for America’s Next Top Model. You should wait by the phone because I’m quite confident that Tyra will be calling any day now!

  • http://www.justsayjes.com jes

    Jon’s comment to you was so sweet. And appropriate.

  • http://www.theniffer.blogspot.com the niffer

    I wish you a speedy recovery. You don’t deserve to be sick with photos like that out in the public domain.

    Great shots. And you’re clothed! Nothing embarassing about that.

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com The Mighty Jimbo

    maybe on your next trip you can send leta to grandpa’s house with an al franken speak and spell. does npr make fisher price tapes?

  • http://www.biggestapple.net BigA

    There must be more photographs. GIVE US MORE PHOTOS WOMAN! please.

  • http://www.crazymadmomma.blogspot.com DDM

    One of the best things about you Heather, is your ability to laugh at yourself. Those photos are HILARIOUS! Thanks for the giggle!

  • http://www.writingsucks.com Kerri Wood

    Those are some crazy delicious dance moves–it looks like a great time.

  • http://goingape.blogspot.com Goingape

    Glad to know that southern girls with religious families can grow up to be unabashedly proud of our drunken candor and bad dance moves. Hoping one day I can be as honest as you are about my own drunken escapades. But I don’t do propeller arms…

  • http://vaguelyurban.typepad.com Vaguely Urban

    Can’t no-one ever say that you aren’t a damn good time.