Heater, Mother of Lance


  • Angie

    2004/10/08 at 6:04 am

    Keep on Truckin’ Dooce, you take great photos!

  • jennifer

    2004/10/08 at 6:06 am

    The only thing that yellow around Austin, Texas, is the ragweed. Great picture!

  • Emily

    2004/10/08 at 6:06 am

    Another lovely one. The angle and shadows are gooor-geous.

  • beachgal

    2004/10/08 at 6:07 am

    Great shot, Dooce! More wonderful yellow!!! Is that your favorite color?

  • kgrp =)

    2004/10/08 at 6:15 am

    i always take pictures when i’m the navigator too, but be careful – other cars hate it when you aim your camera at them! hahah!

  • Sue from Ohio

    2004/10/08 at 6:21 am

    OH, was there a landscape photo here? I was too busy looking at Jon’s cute profile..hehehe Dooce, you lucky girl!

  • shelli

    2004/10/08 at 6:21 am

    I like to blue sky in his mirror. WAY cool focus.

    But my FAVE picture of all time is the “mommy wants a new president” t-shirts…

  • The Mighty Jimbo

    2004/10/08 at 6:29 am

    makes me wanna run out and buy an suv or something.

  • tessler

    2004/10/08 at 6:45 am

    Oooh, a Nissan! I love my Nissan…

    Great pics, too. I’ve really enjoyed seeing them.

  • Jenny

    2004/10/08 at 6:48 am

    *from Austin, too!*Dooce, do you get any royalties for endorsing the Nikon D70? If not, you should!

    Now that there’s more Dooce-writing to enjoy, I’m here all the time! It’s turned into a full-blown addiction…God bless you Armstrongs, the whole lot of ya!

  • sarcastic journalist

    2004/10/08 at 7:18 am

    He’d ask where she put that photo on the internet, but that would be asking for directions 🙂

  • nichole

    2004/10/08 at 7:26 am

    The oil change sticker is what makes this pic.

  • Heatheranne

    2004/10/08 at 7:28 am

    It is so pretty that the scenery almost looks fake.

  • Kira

    2004/10/08 at 7:30 am

    Amazing photo, Heather 🙂

  • maxigumee

    2004/10/08 at 7:42 am

    Ooooooo. Very cool.

  • Becca

    2004/10/08 at 7:55 am

    I’ve been a reader for almost a year, so I figured I would start commenting. All this picture taking is inspiring. I haven’t updated my photo log in almost 2 or 3months but I’m getting my new camera today so perhaps more often. 🙂

  • Aspenchick

    2004/10/08 at 8:00 am

    Beautiful profile…

  • Kris

    2004/10/08 at 8:06 am

    “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.”
    – Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  • LadyBug

    2004/10/08 at 8:24 am

    Beautiful picture, but that’s not the reason for my comment. I’m fairly new to your (awesome) site, and I’ve been reading your archives, and I just have to ask….WHAT is Heavenly Underwear? Someone, ANYONE, PLEASE tell me….this is driving me nuts! I MUST know, for I am now DREAMING about going to lingerie stores and asking for the stuff!

  • jennifer miller

    2004/10/08 at 8:25 am

    i read your website daily. I have been meaning to leave a message way before now, but today’s the day. I have a 9 month old son,and often blog about him. I am always interested in your blogs on Leta, beacuase I have usually just been through what she is now going through( does that even make sense) Feel free to check out my blog! Oh and your pictures are fanatastic!!

  • Chloe

    2004/10/08 at 8:43 am

    Wow. The Utah tourism board should be giving you cash too… “Come to gape at the Mormons– stay for the amazing scenery!” It’s so beautiful there. After the humidity in St. Louie today, I want to move to Utah. So pretty! Such nice, *dry* air! Even if the scenery wasn’t so pretty, that photo is amazing. Thanks.

  • Daniel

    2004/10/08 at 9:12 am

    Great pic. Love the little piece of cloud in the top of the rearview mirror.


  • lara

    2004/10/08 at 9:17 am

    i too need to know exactly what makes the underwear heavenly. dooce, can you please, please describe these special married mormonlady garments in detail?

  • Kate

    2004/10/08 at 9:22 am

    Jon’s profile looks a lot like John Corbett’s…though the full-face shot shows no real resemblance. Your husband is so much cuter! 🙂

    I really dig the contrast of his outline against the yellow of the background. You are an incredibly talented photographer.

  • jenn

    2004/10/08 at 9:24 am


    fantastic pic! if I didn’t know any better I just might think you were in love with him. 🙂


  • Cristina

    2004/10/08 at 9:46 am

    LOVE the interview!
    “heather…has at least one pet dog and a daughter”

    Is there another dog you arent telling us about? Do you keep him chained in the basement with Jon’s other wives?

    I never thought about the Carrie-Anne Moss thing, but you totally are her blond twin sister!

  • Cristina

    2004/10/08 at 9:47 am

    PS–great picture of Leta in the lowercase tee. Here’s hoping she doesnt get to wear that shirt for very long!

  • carrie

    2004/10/08 at 9:52 am

    We always refer to the garments as Magic Underwear. They must be magic if you have to wear them ALL the time, right?

  • Jean

    2004/10/08 at 10:19 am

    I also read your website all the time – I read it when I’m at work cuz it provides a nice (and entertaining) break from my boring job (thank you!). Enjoyed the leahpeah interview, but I think YOU look like Meryl Streep…and Carrie-Ann Moss with blond hair.

  • Antonia

    2004/10/08 at 10:31 am

    Here’s another vote for the heavenly underwear explanation. I’ve been trying to put the pieces together to figure it out myself, but am making no progress.

  • mari

    2004/10/08 at 10:32 am

    I don’t see the Meryl Streep resemblance, but you definitely resemble Carrie-Anne Moss and, moreover, the blond soccer player in Bend it Like Beckham.

    Love the picture, btw.

  • becky

    2004/10/08 at 10:35 am

    I’d never thought about the Carrie Anne Moss resemblance either…that’s dead on.

    Has anyone ever told you that you look like Holly from that one season of Road Rules (the one that married Chadwick)? Okay, probably not.

  • Todd

    2004/10/08 at 10:49 am

    From what I understand, the heavenly underwear is something that Mormons wear..sorta like getting circumsized I think. Am I close?

  • heathabee

    2004/10/08 at 10:49 am

    LOVE the photo – I’m a sucker for profile shots because I myself have a horrid profile.. but with the shadows/silhouettes etc, It’s an absolutely BEAUTIFUL picture.

    PS. while we’re talking about resemblences, there’s a girl at my university who looks a lot like you. She could definitely pass as your sister. It’s kinda creepy watching her walk into class because I’ve been reading your blog for a year and a half now (an with that, looking at your pics) and so seeing her kinda sets me off on a thought process totally not related to the class I’m in.

    So, that’s all! And yes, you do look like that Carrie Ann Moss – definitely!
    take care!

  • Lori D

    2004/10/08 at 12:10 pm

    deng deng deng deng! Beatiful photo (is there an echo?)

    I’m dying to know about the Heavenly Underpants as well.

  • C

    2004/10/08 at 12:10 pm

    Hi –
    Some of you are wondering about the “heavenly” underwear. I’m no expert, as I don’t wear them myself, but they are really called “garments”, and Mormons who have been through the temple ceremony wear them. Basically, I think they serve as a physical reminder to be a good Mormon. I would love to be a fly on the wall at Victoria’s Secret when some lady asks for heavenly underwear. 🙂

  • Gerrybuick

    2004/10/08 at 12:11 pm

    your new site is amazing, kudos to Jon for his part.
    Showcasing your excellent, sometimes exquisite photos plus your wit and charm with your view of life is a ‘Double Dose of Dooce’ I never expected, bravo!
    (I did intent for this to be a love letter, oh well!)

    To TODD: Obviously you do not remember or have not experienced circumcision. Todd think of the garments as a sign of covenants or commitments, kind on like a priests Holy Vestments, but worn in the inside.

  • Cate

    2004/10/08 at 12:27 pm

    C and Gerrybuik have it right – the garments are highly symbolic, worn by members as reminders of covenants made in the temple.

    Oh, and they’re most definitely UNsexy.

  • Christine

    2004/10/08 at 12:37 pm

    It’s as yellow as yellow can be, I must say!

    *does the Ed Grimley dance*

  • Andrea

    2004/10/08 at 12:52 pm

    I don’t understand why people send you evil mail. If they don’t like you (even though they don’t know you), don’t like they way you parent, don’t like the way you inhale air or blink or what have you, why in the world do they continue to torture themselves on a daily basis and continue reading? And really, why spend that much time and energy sending an email to someone you don’t even know? I just don’t get it.

    Be sure to hang your diploma and that lovely “award” somewhere the sun doesn’t shine – wouldn’t want either of them to fade….

  • Beth

    2004/10/08 at 1:02 pm

    And I was thinking that you should save some of that whisky for Leta. Does wonders on those teething gums…

    God love the self-righteous haters.

  • Kristi

    2004/10/08 at 1:02 pm

    I don’t understand the hate mail thing, either.

    I love your daily photos, and your entries are almost guaranteed to make me laugh. You have such a way of expressing what so many mothers feel.

  • Brooke

    2004/10/08 at 1:11 pm

    Aww, hatemail! I wish I got hatemail. I’d feel warm inside.

  • Caroline Streeter

    2004/10/08 at 1:13 pm

    I just don’t get it. What’s to hate? Is your Dog too cute? Do you write too much about yourself in YOUR OWN BLOG? ugh. Why don’t the Tracies just go away.

  • kp

    2004/10/08 at 1:22 pm

    Wow. I really have some apologizing to do Dooce and Dooce fans. My email about drunken parenting was meant as a joke to make fun of the people who write nasty emails to Heather. I was trying to make Heather laugh. Obviously, I’m not very funny because it was construed as hate mail. Please, please understand it was NOT meant in this vein at all. I’m sorry Heather and fellow Dooce-ers. I’ll be shutting up now.

  • Erin

    2004/10/08 at 1:28 pm

    I was wondering if that first e-mail was a joke. I was like WTF until I read about getting Leta drunk too, and I thought it was pretty funny…but then I was confused some more…anyway, I thought it was a joke too.

  • ella's ma

    2004/10/08 at 1:30 pm

    To kp: I got it.
    To TracyJ73: Screw You, too.

  • Laura

    2004/10/08 at 1:33 pm

    Can I email tracy and call her a whore?

    Stupid whore tracy.

  • Michelle in San Diego

    2004/10/08 at 1:34 pm

    Hey — KP
    I thought it was a joke after I read it all the way through. I’m not sure if Heather got it though– her post after it could go either way.
    So- maybe instead of shutting up you should be aware that email is a limited medium and that your cute sarcastic grin and body language wasn’t really visible.

  • Tim

    2004/10/08 at 1:35 pm

    What a crock. I couldnt tell if that first e-mail was actually serious. I mean the whole getting your kid drunk thing. As for the random hater, man, someone needs therapy or a hobby or a zen garden or something.

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