the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Utah Isn’t So Bad Sometimes

  • Filter

    2003/02/24 at 8:50 am

    I don’t mean to be a jerk, but putting songs up is a good way to kick the shit out of your bandwidth limit isn’t it?

  • dooce

    2003/02/24 at 8:51 am

    i’ve got gobs of gigs.

  • Filter

    2003/02/24 at 8:54 am

    By the way, the picture of your dog’s silhouette out the window is my favorite out of the pictures.

  • Dyanna

    2003/02/24 at 8:55 am

    Wow. You have an amazing eye for taking the most captivating photos.

  • Renee

    2003/02/24 at 8:58 am

    I’ll say Utah isn’t so bad… beautiful pictures!!! 🙂

  • Agatha

    2003/02/24 at 8:59 am


  • Funtime Ben

    2003/02/24 at 9:00 am

    Who knew nowhere could be so beautiful. You have officially made me want to visit Utah… which feels strange, even to type.

  • jenB

    2003/02/24 at 9:02 am

    I want to kiss the Former Congressman oon the head and rub his tummy, in the worst way.

  • galt (reluctantly)

    2003/02/24 at 9:09 am

    yeah, utah’s pretty cool. i guess. i wish i had a sunset like that, all pink and splashy on a mountain. I couldn’t even color that with all the cray. ons. in my big ol’ box.

  • Jenny

    2003/02/24 at 9:10 am

    See, there ARE some benefits to living in the Air-Waste-Dump/Air-Pollution capitol of the earth.

    Those are incredible pix, Dooce.

  • Sprite

    2003/02/24 at 9:13 am

    I gotta know: what kind of camera do you use? Even with the nifty photoshop tricks, my pictures never look that amazing. Yours are always so clear and wonderful!

  • Naaman

    2003/02/24 at 9:15 am

    Dude, Jason Lee all the way. Sorry.

  • LK

    2003/02/24 at 9:18 am

    i love the last photo of chuck. his beautiful eyes make me want to cry.

  • Croz

    2003/02/24 at 9:20 am

    Very nice photos. And good choice on the music.

  • monkeypeaches

    2003/02/24 at 9:49 am


  • the mighty jimbo

    2003/02/24 at 9:57 am

    spectacular photos. nothing better than dooce with gobs of gigs.

    i think i need to do a climbing trip out there again soon. the sky out there is simply amazing. like you colored it all with giant cray-ons. or are we done with that discussion now?

  • Irk

    2003/02/24 at 9:58 am


  • Yahmdallah

    2003/02/24 at 10:24 am

    Thanks for the bitchin’ endorphin rush!

  • Chris

    2003/02/24 at 10:32 am

    Pretty pictures! What’d you take ’em with?

  • chunderchud

    2003/02/24 at 10:41 am

    Uh-oh…point of the mountain. Please, please, please, please don’t tell me you’re living in the land of Provotians!

    Nice pics — nothing beats a Salt Lake sunset.

  • Paul Gutman

    2003/02/24 at 10:42 am

    That’s real purty.

  • windowsill wendy

    2003/02/24 at 10:44 am

    gorgeous! i’ve been wishing i could take a mountain vacation this year, but *sigh* it’s not going to happen.

  • J-Me

    2003/02/24 at 10:48 am

    Interpol. Nice choice. oh, nice pics too.

  • Emily

    2003/02/24 at 11:21 am

    Wow. Utah is beautiful.

  • moose

    2003/02/24 at 11:21 am

    re: no. 7

    She’s baaa-aack!

    Nice, all round.

  • Heather #2

    2003/02/24 at 11:25 am

    I fucking love that song. I wanna be indie!?! (Um, but would that mean I’d have to give up my J-Lo obsession???)

  • Kevin

    2003/02/24 at 11:33 am

    The last picture gives me figurative buckets of warm chocolately goodness.

  • Heather #2

    2003/02/24 at 11:40 am

    Oh, and my favorite pics are #8 & #11 – each of one of your babes. I love people (or dog) picture subjects.

  • Evan

    2003/02/24 at 11:48 am

    Goddamit, dooce, you consistenly post the best friggin songs. Since, like, forever. Rockit! Oh, and the pictures are awful pretty, too.

  • Sean

    2003/02/24 at 11:55 am

    Your Scrumptious Bearded Husband looks hell of a lot like Jason Lee.

  • kath

    2003/02/24 at 11:59 am

    Unbelievable! The colors! The Former Congressman silhouette–that’s a geometric marvel. And I am irrationally obsessed with that first hangglider photo. I can’t stop looking at it. What is that bulgy spot on the right side? Did you delete a UFO?

  • dooce

    2003/02/24 at 12:05 pm

    kath: actually, it’s a drop of water on the windshield of our truck. it is kinda spooky, huh?

  • antisocial diva

    2003/02/24 at 12:13 pm

    beautiful pics. great song. love the one of chuck out the window.

  • aubs

    2003/02/24 at 12:37 pm

    What type of camera do you have? GORGEOUS pics…

  • brittney

    2003/02/24 at 12:38 pm

    Am loving all these, especially the parachuters.

    And yep, he is scrumptious.

  • Sam

    2003/02/24 at 1:01 pm

    that all looks so wonderfully familiar.

  • tfm

    2003/02/24 at 1:01 pm

    I like that song. What band is that? What album?

  • slackjaw

    2003/02/24 at 1:06 pm

    When I dream a heaven, it’s not that different from my everyday. I don’t usually stumble till I see pictures like the ones above.

    It’s then that Heaven ain’t right necessarily and all my visions of truth and beauty are neither. I’m left staring past a sink full of dirty dishes out into an evening, dull gray as a seagull eye.

  • Xanthan

    2003/02/24 at 1:15 pm

    What’s with the all the “what kind of camera” questions? The reason they’re beautiful is that Dooce has the eye; great images are made by great photographers, not great cameras. Delightful as always.

  • Amber

    2003/02/24 at 1:17 pm

    That is just gorgeous. I will be out in the land of Mormons (why did I feel the need to capitalize that?) this weekend to ski and see the family. Hopefully much more of the ski part. They have yet to convert me, but they do send a pair of boys on bicycles in bad suits by at least once a year to try… I find giving them a rootbeer and the sports scores derails them just enough keep them off my back! Also -Chuck is wondermous. You must be so proud

  • the joker

    2003/02/24 at 1:21 pm

    cool pics, choice of song, and pumas.

  • david

    2003/02/24 at 1:45 pm

    the band: interpol.
    the album: turn on the bright lights.

    the song ol’ dutch put up is only – literally – 1/11th as awesome as the whole cd.

  • matt

    2003/02/24 at 2:21 pm

    you have great light

  • Sprite

    2003/02/24 at 2:32 pm

    Xanthan – yes, the photos are amazing because of the photographer(s), but there is something to be said about the photo quality. My camera certainly doesn’t take pictures that clear, so I was simply wondering what kind Dooce has.

  • shy

    2003/02/24 at 3:06 pm

    i love the second last one. almost a greenish hue. right out of x-files! especially with that white, blurry spot. looks like a ufo. i dig it, dooce.

  • David

    2003/02/24 at 3:25 pm

    They are stunning. My fave is the first one of the hangliders, too.

    Looks a bit like the camera might be a Leica.
    The focusing is gorgeous. Is it a soft focus filter?

  • David

    2003/02/24 at 3:30 pm

    And that song is so fantastic, I’m severely contemplating getting the album. Thanks for the tip.

  • Toby

    2003/02/24 at 3:38 pm

    Wow, fuzzy glowy Photoshop-y effect in full force!

  • dooce

    2003/02/24 at 3:46 pm

    the camera is a Nikon Coolpix 990, operated with a lot of love and while slightly inebriated.

  • Richard

    2003/02/24 at 4:48 pm

    Love the song, thanx for the mp3! And as usual, fantastic photos.

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