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Christmas at The Blue Plate

  • Dave M

    2004/12/15 at 4:48 am

    aw, what the heck… first? second?

  • heathertoo

    2004/12/15 at 4:49 am


  • beachgal

    2004/12/15 at 4:49 am

    very nice….

  • Brian

    2004/12/15 at 4:49 am

    Getting close.

  • Cindy

    2004/12/15 at 4:49 am

    I like the world we see in the reflection.

    Happy Holidays!

  • ellyn

    2004/12/15 at 4:50 am

    I LOVE THIS PICTURE! I think it is titled perfect. Good work dooce!

  • Cheryl

    2004/12/15 at 4:50 am

    Is that a reflection of an angel… you truly are dooce!

  • itsme

    2004/12/15 at 4:50 am

    top 10?

  • Rebekah

    2004/12/15 at 4:53 am

    ooooh I want to see the rest of the tree- cool photo….

  • kate

    2004/12/15 at 4:53 am

    dear god…is that an aluminum christmas tree? it’s FABULOUS!!!

  • Vanessa

    2004/12/15 at 4:54 am

    I just LOVE Christmas time. Cool picture!

  • wn

    2004/12/15 at 4:54 am

    Let’s see the rest of the tree Dooce!

  • Erin

    2004/12/15 at 4:55 am

    Love this perspective and the picture…not to mention the silver tree!

  • Sarah

    2004/12/15 at 4:55 am

    What was the breakfast special at the Blue Plate that day?

  • Karry

    2004/12/15 at 4:55 am

    Aluminum tree, fake plastic-made-to-look-like-glass balls, and a reflection! Excellent! I’m liking this one.

  • lulu cornichon

    2004/12/15 at 4:55 am

    Hey! There’s a tiny little woman trapped in that orna–

    never mind.

    nice picture!

  • Jenny

    2004/12/15 at 4:57 am

    That’s a cute picture. Lots of holiday cheer!

  • dr. dave

    2004/12/15 at 4:59 am

    A Dooce Family Holiday Ornament Fisheye Panorama! Too cool.

    Thanks for today’s post, it reminded me to check the calendar. Five days until it’s Time to Lay Low.

  • RazDreams

    2004/12/15 at 5:00 am

    Dooce, please tell us who that is standing behind you (at a counter?). Oooo, and I see someone else trying to hid too!!! How many people can you spot in the Christmas ornament?

  • Julie

    2004/12/15 at 5:01 am

    Could that possibly be John *maybe* changing a diaper at a pack-n-play in the background of the ornament? Either that or he is doing something at a really cool green sink!

  • Candice

    2004/12/15 at 5:01 am

    Man, if you have a blue/silver tree…

    I am, like, SO jealous.

  • PKD

    2004/12/15 at 5:03 am

    A douglas fir?
    A fraiser fir?
    Blue Spruce??

    no, by golly it’s a Poly Pine!

  • red

    2004/12/15 at 5:05 am

    i LOVE this picture!!!

  • christilee

    2004/12/15 at 5:10 am

    That’s a fucking cool picture.

  • Ariel

    2004/12/15 at 5:11 am

    I wish I could see this one a little bigger.

  • Malla

    2004/12/15 at 5:13 am

    and now I’m really looking forward to Christmas

  • Dyanna

    2004/12/15 at 5:14 am

    I f’in LOVE your camera. The fact that we can see Jon doing something in the background in the reflection on an ORNAMENT for chrissake is AWESOME! Oh, and the chick taking all these fabulous pictures ain’t too shabby either. 😉

  • christilee

    2004/12/15 at 5:14 am

    is that astro-turf too?

  • Miss Kimberley

    2004/12/15 at 5:17 am

    You’ve got some swank christmas style, Dooce. Love it.

  • Cheryl

    2004/12/15 at 5:23 am

    i think I might be a bit picture of the day retarted. I try every day to come up with some quick witted response to the picture (#7) … but I get nervous due to the competition to be first. So here comes my quick witted comment:

    Wait For It…

    Wait For It…

    Baby’s First Christmas…

    Yeah wasn’t worth the wait was it.

    Sorry 🙂

  • LadyBug

    2004/12/15 at 5:23 am

    Really cool photo, Dooce.

  • Laura

    2004/12/15 at 5:29 am

    That picture is freakin awesome… is that John in the back with Leta?

  • Kelli

    2004/12/15 at 5:34 am

    You should totally submit that one to the Mirror Project. I know you do a lot of reflection pics, but this is one of my favorites, and they are asking for pics reflected in “shiny balls.”

  • Ali

    2004/12/15 at 5:34 am

    Haha, excellent, you can see your totally geeky and awesome watch, Dooce.

  • Stephanie

    2004/12/15 at 5:35 am

    Very nice pic. Merry Christmas!

  • sam

    2004/12/15 at 5:35 am

    I get one for Christmas! A D70! WOO HOO!!

  • Colleen from NJ

    2004/12/15 at 5:36 am

    Escher, alive and well in Utah.

    I love it, I love it, I love it. (In true joyologist fashion)

  • jansell

    2004/12/15 at 5:40 am


  • faith

    2004/12/15 at 5:41 am

    You remember in advance! It takes me days to make the connection. Every month. Every month for years and years and years. I am NOT a fast learner.

  • twaci

    2004/12/15 at 5:43 am

    i love your hugeass watch…

  • Circus Kelli

    2004/12/15 at 5:49 am

    Ooooohhhhh!!! PWITTY!

    Me likey.

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    2004/12/15 at 5:50 am

    I can totally see your nerd watch in that picture.

  • That Guy

    2004/12/15 at 5:51 am

    Doh! Kelli stole my idea about telling you to post it on the Mirror Project.

    Never the less, very cool picture.

  • Eric

    2004/12/15 at 5:51 am

    Question: If Jon stands up will his head get caught in the ceiling fan? And if so, is that not an adequate punishment for tickling offenses?

  • Stephen McKenna

    2004/12/15 at 5:54 am

    Who got astro-turf installed in their living room?

  • pismire

    2004/12/15 at 5:55 am

    HA! I took this same exact picture of myself this year and put it on my blog a couple weeks back, only my camera isn’t NEARLY as awesome. I must now go shopping. . .

  • Paige

    2004/12/15 at 5:57 am

    Ugh I guess I need to put our tree up. :/

  • Jenie

    2004/12/15 at 5:59 am

    very cool

  • Kieran

    2004/12/15 at 6:01 am

    Christmas time is like anal sex, some people love it some people hate it. But most of us will try it when we are drunk

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    2004/12/15 at 6:05 am

    OMG Kieran —

    Your comment (#49) should be on one of those little pillows that sit on gramma’s couch!

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