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

  • Kathleen S

    I’m from Buffalo and I admit, I take the wings for granted. And trust me, Buffalo makes the best wings! The city hosts an annual chicken wing festival every year and people wear big foam chicken wing hats (kind of like cheese heads but not cheese).

    LOVE this site!

  • I want snow. 🙁

  • Danika

    Here in Alberta we’ve had snow since mid Oct. it snowed a lot. However NOW the weather is warmer so the snow is all gone. I love snow.. hate the cold that comes with it though.

    Mmmm Buffalo wings

  • laura

    Here, Angie –

    Or just buy a bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce and follow the recipe on the bottle. 🙂

  • we don’t even have snow up here in my part of Canada yet! I’m jealous!

  • Jennifer

    I hear that. I finally got a treadmill (much to my boyfriend’s chagrin (he thinks our ceilings are too low and I’m going to hit my head when I’m walking!)). It’s the only way I’m going to get through the winter doldrums. Hang in there!

  • beachgal

    I moved south specifically to get away from snow. I do NOT miss it, tho I do think it can be quite beautiful. Now, if they even threaten freezing temps, the place goes crazy. You’d think, since 90% of the people here are FROM the north, they’d remember how to drive in what little snow we get sometimes. But no, they are complete idiots. Oh well. Comes with the territory.

    Hope Leta gets to play in the snow soon!

  • i lvoe your monthly letters to leta… it is a joy to see your family grow and develope together!

    your an awesome mom!


  • heidi

    bundle up and go for a walk anyway.
    snowshoes are totally fashionable and snowshoeing is a great workout.

    i live in new hampshire and can’t wait for our first significant snowfall.

  • Laura

    My friend, the wings have been at Hooters all along. You just had to believe.

    I’m jealous of your snow.

  • KS

    I can’t decide which I want more: snow or wings.

  • Susan

    25 wings and feet of snow. and the cutest baby and dog ever.
    your life is like my birthday EVERY DAY.

  • I can’t wait for the snow to arrive here because it means no more questions from our nosy neighbor!!!!

  • mush chuckles! mush!

  • I like the photo, but don’t understand why you didn’t blur the foreground and focus on the background snow.

  • Jill

    I live in Canada and have yet to see the white stuff. You lucky girl you!

  • Amanda B.

    I have a dumb question. How come you can’t walk in the snow? I’m asking because we don’t get the snow here in MS. We just get bone chilling sticky wet coldness for about a month.

  • the niffer

    Yep, we’re still waiting for snow in SW Ontario. It poured rain so much yesterday that I was wishing we had snow.

    My hubby’s a snow bunny – can’t wait for the stuff and never wants it to leave. But he’s from Goderich, ON where they have snow WEEKS, not days (i.e. school’s closed).

    I don’t mind shovelling snow, but only at night. It’s so quiet and all the neighbours are outside, so we visit and complain about the snow. It really sucks to shovel in the morning when you’re late for work.

    Can Chuck make snow angels? I think it’s safe to assume Leta can, thanks to the frog-on-back demo.

  • kim

    why can’t you go for a walk in the snow?

  • kim

    oh and – jeah, those russians are the sweetest. also – they can drink..

  • i think you need to get this for chuck…

  • It’s 10C/50F right now in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. I agree with Angie M (#2). Snow is for having FUN in.

    Though I dd live in Kansas City, and then the snow/ice/coooooold thing really sucked.

  • Damiano’s Pizza is one of my faorite places to eat. Reading your blog makes everything here so much more exciting. When I drive up Barrigton to the 405 I look for that Guy/Girl in between the coffe Bean and Starbucks. Thanks Heather =)

  • Carol

    Here’s a recipe that my friend made the other night. Buffalo Chicken Dip. Awesome!! And not so messy as regular chicken wings.

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds)

    1 (12-ounce) bottle Frank’s Hot Sauce

    2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese

    1 (16-ounce) bottle blue cheese salad dressing (or ranch dressing if you prefer)

    8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack or a combination

    In a large saucepan, boil the chicken in water until cooked through (about 15 minutes), drain and shred with two forks.

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 13-by-9-inch baking pan, combine the shredded chicken meat with the hot sauce, spreading to form an even layer.

    In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream cheese and blue cheese dressing, stirring until smooth and hot. Pour the mixture evenly over the chicken. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, then sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

  • DG

    Oh, dooce ~ the stories of love you tell!

    *faints with the kewteness of it all*

  • DG

    (Crappy Poopy Asterisk Annihilation.)

  • Laura

    Damn you dooce. I keep reading your story about the chicken wings (how can you not know about glorious chicken wings) and even though I am feeling nauseated from working where I work, I have to go have chicken wings. I HAVE TO. I AM DYING FOR THE WINGS.

  • Can’t walk, car’s broken. Man, you’re really stuck!!

  • DM

    People, are you insane? I live in Minnesota (sometimes affectionately referred to as The Tundra) and I am dancing for joy that it hasn’t snowed yet. Dooce, you have my symphathy. Snow bad.

  • All of this talk of buffalo wings and pizza has mee thinking. I have decided to spend the weekend eating and drinking myself into a junk food coma. Party’s at my house. Bring your sleeping bag. (And a lighter so we can blue flame our buffalo wing farts).

  • Brian

    You gotta find a place that has all you can eat wings and all you can drink beer for 4 hours.
    That’ll keep anyone regular for the rest of the week.

    ps. just wanted to say hi, long time reader, first time poster. (its something about the wings and poop i guess)

  • Jeff

    I have to say I absolutely love to fart….but I look forward even more to my evening colon evacuation!!

  • Pew.

  • Leon about to be Crucified by the Right

    Now, I apologize ahead of time for this. I realize we’d moved on and away from the itchy red rash of political blabbering.

    ……but this is just great stuff

    The front page of yesterday’s UK Daily Mirror reads;

    “DOH! 4 more years of Dubya”

    “How can 59,054,087 people be so DUMB?”

    Made me wonder the same thing

    …..well, that and a whole lot of laughing

    ……oh, and the image is now framed in my office

  • I love Damiano’s! Particularly the dim lighting inside. “Is this my pizza?” “No that’s my hand.”

  • Just when I think I can’t enjoy your site any more, you do one of your monthly letters to Leta and I am floored.

    I got a sunbox a couple years ago to help me get through the Minnesota winters. But my baby has been waking up an hour earlier this week–apparently he didn’t get the memo on daylight savings time–so I haven’t been able to use it. I learned the hard way (wide awake at 3am) that you should use a sunbox early in the day or not at all.

  • Ew, snow. It’s 52 degrees here in Chicago, and I’m definitely not ready for snow yet.

    On Buffalo wings: I’m 20, and I’ve never had any either. I’m afraid of them.

  • Anyone else notice that the Google ads on this site now include hot sauce and chili pepper sites? 😉

  • mainer

    generally LUV LUV LUV your stories, but the albee story was boring.

  • erin

    mainer – you may not realize that a blog is someone’s online journal that we are graciously ALLOWED to read. It is not for your entertainment and amusement.

    If you don’t have anything nice to say…

  • Erin (different one)

    I LOVED the albee story.

  • Laurie

    Loved the albee story, my neighbour is very similar except he is a old french gentleman. He leaves bottles of nice wine by our door, but then claims that someone else must have left it. I’ve caught him through the peephole before. 😀

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Hooter’s Old Bay wings. And Hooter’s Dayota wings. I can withstand the semi-naked women for some Old Bay wings….yummm

  • Ev

    I’m in Maine and haven’t seen snow yet this year. I don’t like driving in it, but I love looking at it. But it’s pretty cold here already and with the price of fuel being what it is…by the way, speaking of Canada, here’s a website of Canadians who are offering us a way out via marriage

  • Mo

    OMG you guys are making me want wings. They might just be the perfect bite size food. I love how satisfying it is to strip the tiny bones of thier flesh…kind of like cracking open a crab leg and getting a big mouthfull…
    ok. sorry if i’m gross. I love food.

  • maggie

    **warning, gross medical stories here, don’t read if you’re squeamish!**

    Hey, no making fun of “medical investigation,” especially because “gynecological examination” would actually be quite a fascinating show–when I did my rotation through ob/gyn in med school, we had to work in a clinic in NYC. Not to be gross or anything, but you’d be surprised at the kind of stuff people do and the stories people tell you about what happened. We once had a woman ask us to do a post-coital test (it is just what it sounds like) because she couldn’t figure out if her husband was placing his penis in the “right hole.” They sent me and another med student to go do it. Turns out he was in the right spot, but had a small penis and just wasn’t very good in bed.

    There was this one Attending Physician (the head MD) who used to yell (very inappropriately, I might add) at all his female patients who came into the clinic with chemical vaginitis, “NOTHING besides tampons and penises in the vagina! NOTHING!” Us med students used to have to turn away and cough or something to try not to bust out into laughter. To this day, I can still hear him screaming at those women, and want to crack up. It boggles my mind that anyone actually ever came back to see him…

    I promise I will never again share gross stories from the medical world.

  • I’m going to have to link to your site in my Christmas card. I must spread the joy of reading such a well written site. Why must you express my feelings about the world exactly and in such an amusing light to distract me from very important working business?! The only solution is to get all my coworkers equally addicted so then we can call it “training.” How did people get amused on a daily basis before INTERNET?

  • hmmm… I didn’t even have frost on my car this morning. I love New Mexico. ;op

  • Brian

    You know, I was driving to the bank on my lunch break today and saw a sign for Damiano’s and thought ” oh god yes, pizza’s a great idea!” But then the harsh reality that Im on Long Island and not Cali set it.
    My stomach grumbled.
    It was sad.
    I had Wendy’s instead.

  • wonder

    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill

  • oh please.

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