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Christmas at The Blue Plate

  • Dave M

    aw, what the heck… first? second?

  • heathertoo


  • beachgal

    very nice….

  • Getting close.

  • Cindy

    I like the world we see in the reflection.

    Happy Holidays!

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

  • Cheryl

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

  • itsme

    top 10?

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

  • kate

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

  • I just LOVE Christmas time. Cool picture!

  • wn

    Let’s see the rest of the tree Dooce!

  • Erin

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

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

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

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

    never mind.

    nice picture!

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

  • 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

    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

    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!

  • Man, if you have a blue/silver tree…

    I am, like, SO jealous.

  • PKD

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

    no, by golly it’s a Poly Pine!

  • red

    i LOVE this picture!!!

  • That’s a fucking cool picture.

  • I wish I could see this one a little bigger.

  • Malla

    and now I’m really looking forward to Christmas

  • 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. 😉

  • is that astro-turf too?

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

  • Cheryl

    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 🙂

  • Really cool photo, Dooce.

  • Laura

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

  • 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

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

  • Very nice pic. Merry Christmas!

  • sam

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

  • Colleen from NJ

    Escher, alive and well in Utah.

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

  • jansell


  • 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

    i love your hugeass watch…

  • Ooooohhhhh!!! PWITTY!

    Me likey.

  • I can totally see your nerd watch in that picture.

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

    Never the less, very cool picture.

  • 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?

  • Who got astro-turf installed in their living room?

  • 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. . .

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

  • very cool

  • 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

  • OMG Kieran —

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

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