An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation

Yeah, that there is snow, and that’s me on the inside not being able to go for a walk

  • krissy pants


  • It snows so seldomly here in England that when I see it I immediately think I must be entitled to a day off work to play in it! I guess the novelty wears off after a while though!

  • Nicole

    beautiful picture.

  • Michael

    Is it too late to start the wagons for California? Will you meet the Donner party for dinner or will you be the dinner? Too many choices. I bet the president will tell us what to do.

  • kelly

    at least there’s still internet! or, eh, something.

  • Nicole

    beautiful photo.

  • And a nice old window, with grouted edges and everything, not the crappy mini-sliding doors we have in the Northwest.

    I never thought I’d be nostalgic for *windows.*

  • I like the photo, but I like the story about the buffalo wings even better. 25 wings in three minutes is quite an accomplishment. Did you go to Hooters? I like their Three Mile Island wings, but I always sweat when I eat them. 🙂

  • Not to rub it in or anything, but it’s 75 degrees and bright blue skies here in Southern California. Wanna come over and play?


    “not the crappy mini-sliding doors we have in the Northwest.”

    Or here in Canada. 🙂

    J in TO

  • looks so sinister

  • After growing up in the land of snow, I am SO glad I live in Florida!

  • Karen Rani

    Note to self: ask doctor to increase anti-depressant meds for the winter….

    Need ’em more then…..

  • Beautiful photo, I can’t believe it’s snowing out there.

    And 25 wings in 3 minutes should cure any constipated person! (Sorry if that was gross, but it’s true.)

  • RazDreams

    *Lock* that window, grrrl!!!

  • LT

    I want snow already.

    I lived in both Ogden, Utah and Buffalo, New York and even though I know snow is coming soon here where I live, it can’t come soon enough.

  • contessa

    I kinda miss snow. Not the scraping the half-inch layer of ice off the windshield part, but the muffled quietude and icicle part. I demand more pictures of snow!

  • Do they allow Hooters in Utah? Dooce, come back home for a visit and I’ll get you some REAL wings. D’Bo’s are by far the best.

  • a huge dooce fan

    Sometimes I think you could take a picture of the worlds ugliest asscrack and some asshead would come along and say “nice ass picture” just because you’re a good ass photographer. 🙂 Said in the nicASS of ways….

  • Chessy

    I live vicariously through your snow, so, yeah, More Snow, Please. 🙂

  • Hillary

    Let the frog princess play in the snow! Or rather, let her sit there in the snow. Maybe having a cold butt will be the motivation she needs to scoot around a bit!

  • Erin

    We had snow here for ten minutes yesterday. It fell hesitantly and the flakes were huge and soft. The beautiful flakes then morphed into small wet ice nuggets that actually HURT when they hit your head and then slowly melted down your jacket. There are aspects of winter I am not ready for.

  • Yikes. We don’t even have snow yet here in chilly Canada (though they’re calling for it). Speaking of Canada, I just read an interesting tidbit in the paper: on November 3rd, Citizenship and Immigration Canada had 10x the usual number of hits on its website…and the vast majority came from the U.S (115,000). Come on up folks!

  • Kristin

    Today is another gorgeous day in Austin with a high of 75. I love warm weather!

  • Melanie S

    Oh, the snow! Living in North Texas, we usually get a ton of ice and maybe 3 inches of snow, but that only lasts for a day or so. I’m SO jealous.

  • Looks cold to me…

  • Wait, how could you not have had buffalo wings in 29 years? I hope you slathered them with blue cheese.

  • Karen

    It’s finally getting a little chilly in South Mississippi. We went swimming lase weekend and now we have to wear jackets. I don’t know if any of you have seen this website or not but I thought it was hilarious!

  • Wow – snow already? That’s even worse that living in Wisconsin! I’m not ready for snow yet. Great shot though, especially considering the lighting differences.

  • We’re staring down the barrel of the snow gun ourselves, here. I’m not ready for this. I’m in total denial.

  • Catherine

    What a beautiful photo. I wish it snowed in Sydney.

  • I feel for ya babe, we got snow here in NH last night too 🙁

  • maybe the great g-o-d is punishing utah for voting for the awful b-u-s-h.

    just a thought. 😉

    ps- i want you to know that although i take your struggles very seriously, you have also come out of it all beautifully and thus have made me want to have a baby very badly. those cute pictures are just too much for me. so stop it!! no babies for me yet! nah, keep up the good work. i’ll try to be patient, and bide my time looking at cute pictures of the frog queen.


    I guess it’s not JUST Canada that’s under constant snow watch!

    ALSO: I’m somehow not shocked by what Schmee said about the Canada Immigration website. I wonder how many of those 115,000 hits were from gay couples? Gay marriage IS legal in five of ten Provinces and one of three Territories. I wonder if America will ever have the same percentage of States support gay marriage?

    Dooce – Where did you learn to take such good photos? You have an AMAZING eye for it. My favourite is the one with Leta having fallen over in her frog suit! 🙂 She’s a cute little girl!

    J in TO

  • RJ

    Um, GO FOR A WALK IN THE SNOW! Let the snow crunch under your boots, let chuck roll around in it and shake it everywhere and act all doggy nuts and happy, teach Leta to make snow angels, throw snowballs.

  • Sue FromOhio

    I can not WAIT for it to snow here…I am SOOOOO jealous.

  • Em

    Wow. Mucho snow. Stupid winter.

  • Sue From Ohio

    Oh and about the buffalo wings…are they made from REAL buffalo, BAHAHAHAHAA just kidding.

    I thought you were 30?

  • We’ll be joining you here in Canada by Monday. Atleast that’s what the weather man is saying.


  • Liisa

    I’m thinking 2 things:
    1) Has Leta played in the snow yet? That sounds like fun.
    2)Really? Just met Buffalo wings? Just recently? So, like, um, you haven’t ever had a 25 spicy buffalo wing poop? Oh, Heather…

  • Ty

    Oh, God, Heather!! Liisa is SOOO right!!!! Ha!Ha! I can just imagine the the posts tomorrow…errr…a couple days from now?? Titled, “Buffalo Wings, thou art EVIL!”

  • 29 years and no wings until now? Girl you are JUST NOW STARTING LIFE! mmm mmm

    By the way, I live up here in the north and I haven’t seen any snow. What is up with that? *so jealous* (I lived in central Texas most of my life, so snow is still a novelty for me) 🙂

    Love in Christ,
    Amber <><

  • Heather 2

    My boyfriend kept telling me that he went to Hooters for the food. I never believed him…until I went with. I’m now hooked. Buffalo sauce has now become my obsession, and I put it on absolutely ANYTHING I can think of. YUM!

  • Does anyone have a good receipe for buffalo wings? I have an urge to try them myself now!

  • ah snow – I’m a Californian too and don’t see much of it. I spent two days in it and realized about 2 hours into the trip that the act of shoveling snow…to make enough space to park a VW Beetle in the driveway…is enough to make the novelty of snow wear off. 🙂 Bring on the 75 degree days!

  • Toni

    Did Chuck take that picture?

    : )

  • Ty

    I used to work at a restaurant that had grilled buffalo wings, not fried and loved them. I figured out how to make them recently…it’s SUPER easy. Get some Frank’s Red Hot–it is the flavor of buffalo wings you will recognize–marinate some wings in it for as long as you can…minimum 30 min. Then grill them and add a little sauce as you grill with a basting brush. Then give them a quick toss in some more Frank’s to give them a little extra kick and the right messy feel. And by the way, Frank’s is what we used at the restaurant. I used to see it brought in by the caseload. Hope that helps…

  • Aaaah snow!! Makes me want to cry. Bring on the seasonal depression.

    On Buffalo wings: I’m Rochester, NY. Just a hop, skip, and a jump to the birthplace of those spicy little birdies. Mmmmm.

  • go play in the snow!

  • I hate snow! I dread winter, but my husband loves snow and winter.

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