An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation
  • jenn

    beautiful picture. makes me want to move to Utah and live in a cabin in the woods.

  • I live in central Illinois – also known as the asshole of the midwest. When we go over a bump in the road my two year old says “whee – a hill!”. It’s so sad. How I long to see something even remotely mountain like. Here we’ve got all the conservative republicanism of Utah, but without the scenery.

  • Some of those windchimes look like little people.

  • Asshole of the Midwest, huh?

    I used to live in The Armpit of Massachusetts, which I thought was the best geographical designation ever, until I heard someone refer to Florida as “America’s Wang”

    So what’s Utah, I wonder?

    The Cabbagey Boobs of The West?

  • Danielle ~~~

    It was SO past 8 am when I posted that, eastern time anyway. I didn’t get UP until well after 10 am. Not sure what time that is in SLC.

    I mean , I fantasize what it would like to post all early …but that’s about as far as I go. Getting up early sucks. I trained this babe of mine to get up at 8 am, nurse, and promptly fall back asleep until 10. Shit, my husband even brings her in. All I have to do is pop out a boob and go back to dreamland.

    Frankly, I know Dooce will be here when *I* get up. She is dependable like that.

    Bet you wanted to know all that huh.

  • …and again with more cow bell!

  • What a beautiful picture! Do you have a “far away” focus feature? Whenever I try something like this, it always focuses on the foreground item no matter how hard I try to get it to STOP IT! This camera has it in for me.

  • Dayna

    I just had to comment to say that NO ONE ever understand when I say ‘span time’ and I love that you do it, too!

  • *Danielle* – “It was always a big thrill to notice the lump or feel something that crackled”
    Seriously, girl, you should have that checked out with your doctor.

    Lovely photo as always, Dooce!


  • — Mom, who gave you that Santa?

  • I think that effect is called the “50-year-old postcard filter.” It’s in there, I swear!

    p.s. – My best friend that I’veknown since we were 7 had her first baby like, 5 hours ago! BABIES ARE AWESOME!

  • Cool pic. always a good one!

  • Cool pic. always a good one.

  • Cool pic. always a good one!

  • Cool pic. Always a good one!

    sorry. I couldn’t help myself.

    Love ya!

  • ali

    cool pic. always a good one!

    /impossible to resist!

  • cool pic. always a good one!

    My God, I just jumped on a bandwagon. Forgive me.

    PS Those windchimes totally remind me of cowbells now.

  • Colleen from NJ

    i won’t say it. i won’t say it. i won’t say it.

  • me

    I have to agree. I have no idea how single parents do it. Especially those that get little support for their children and work full time to make sure the bills are paid. My hat is off to them. Perhaps we could all dig a little deeper this holiday season and give to a local charity benefiting low income families? I think I will.

  • Well, here’s how *I* do it–I watch the Egg Song until the pain goes away…

    Oh, and vodka.

  • Hadley

    I would totally hire you to professionally take pictures of my kids for Christmas photos. You are truly amazing!

  • grinch

    Stop counting off like schoolgirls lining up for free candy.
    “I’m first!”
    “Yay, I’m 6th!”
    Who gives a rat’s ass?

  • DooceFan


  • Here, have a rat’s ass! It’s on me!

  • Sheryl

    Grinch, Much ado about nothing.

    Road Rage much?

  • This is what I imagine a cold planet Mars might look like.

  • I’m almost certain I’m 77th. Yay! (?)

  • That’s beautiful.

  • Most every picture is like a little preview for my trip out there in January. Can’t wait!

  • you are fab and i love this sight! Thank you for sharing your life!

  • Venus Man Trap

    Me thinks someone’s heart is two sizes too small.

  • grinch, i thought you were funny. i’m totally sick of the “whoo, i’m first!” crap. sheryl, i have no issues with road rage, before you ask. 😉


    leta’s in double-digits! yay! happy 10 months, oh most coveted and adored child of the blurbodoocery. 🙂

  • Savannah

    I hear that 83 is kind of a slut, and no one likes her much. oh, wait…

  • Savannah– Oh the irony. Hehe

  • Sheryl

    Savannah, I thought the sluts *were* the popular girls. 😉

    (Anna, I love the way you type your name in all caps with spaces, admiring the visual and audio, symmetry.)

  • with regard to single moms – i say it all the time, these women, these remarkable women who parent their kids on their own (and sometimes single dads) inspire a sense of awe and wonder in me because i do not see myself surviving the weekend of single parenthood. there needs to be far greater social regard for parenting in general and especially for the single moms out there.

    let’s hear it for the single moms.

  • I also think single moms are amazing!! I have no idea how they do it.

    Dooce your pictures of the Utah landscape are amazing!

  • Wait. When did you go to Tibet?

  • I actually have something to say about the picture. I like the composition very much.

    What happens to your readership on Sundays? Only the godless heathens come out to play *me first*?

  • very nice. each time you post a nice, scenic picture, it makes me want to pick up my camera.

    this picture makes me miss living near the mountains.

    while it’s beautiful, i have a feeling it’s still not going to get you to the temple. damn. keep trying!

  • Lisa

    Great pic. I’m new to this site and i think its fucking awesome, so nice to see I’m not the only Mom out there that curses! And as I was a single mom to my daughter for the first year of her life , I appreciate seeing all the single mom comments on here.(I am happy to say no longer a single mom cause I got married!)

  • Heather: I don’t know if you were kidding about wanting to see the temple (the very inside — of course anyone can see the outside), here is a printable recommend. I know you may not have your own. Anymore. 🙂

    (I wanted to post this on the temple photo page, but comments have closed there.)

  • Are there many African-Americans in Utah? I’d like to blend in when I visit. Your pictures make me want to fly out there tomorrow.

  • Kari

    That, that right there. That’s beauty.

  • LauraD

    Not many Fran… I had a friend from “out there” in Utah. She was 21 before she actually ‘talked’ to a black person.

  • kim

    now this is seriously an amazing shot. and i’m not even a big mountain-fan. happy nikolaus!


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  • Sarah

    Aaaaand 100

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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