Heater, Mother of Lance

To Grandmother’s house we go

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    2005/02/26 at 6:00 am

    Yeath Cathi, scared me.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    2005/02/26 at 5:56 am

    RE: 38…Dooce is the verb maaan

  • cathi

    2005/02/26 at 5:58 am

    Yes, yesterday was the longest work day ever. Thanks, Dooce, for giving an assignment to preoccupy us.

    I’m finding mine a little creepy, but I have to blame that on my choice of pics.

  • Observer

    2005/02/26 at 5:37 am

    Yes, you may correct *my* spelling of the ‘word’ *word*!


  • Em

    2005/02/26 at 5:41 am


  • RazDreams

    2005/02/26 at 5:41 am

    (and the word *definitly*, most definitely!) 😉

  • Lauren Stranahan

    2005/02/26 at 5:47 am

    I like the photo, fine .. it isn’t Chuck, but then what is?

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    2005/02/26 at 5:52 am

    lucy in the sky with diamonds

  • Lauren Stranahan

    2005/02/26 at 5:54 am

    Gooooder(#35), is that what happened?! I just thought Dooce was fucking with us..

    I look forward to Chuck Friday all week long. And yesterday he looked so friggin’ sweet it made me crazy (um .. well, something else might have made me crazy, but I digress..)to not be able to profess my love for him.

    Do you think Chuck reads the comments?

  • Another Heather

    2005/02/26 at 5:34 am

    Doocy is now an adjective. Great shot by the way. 🙂 Ahhhh… gotta get my morning dooce report while drinking coffee. Thanks.

  • Observer

    2005/02/26 at 5:35 am

    Hi Heather,

    may I correct your spelling of the work ‘Schnapps’?
    Actually it is just ‘Schnaps’ since this is definitly a German word.



    Never mind, I just wanted to be a smart a**.

  • jordan

    2005/02/26 at 5:36 am

    That thousand-comment day was amazing! Remember when 200 was a lot? Remember? Sigh.

    Well, hopefully Heather’s making a lot from her adsense! :]

  • Kassi

    2005/02/26 at 5:32 am

    Today’s photo is so cool. It just made me even more aware of how much I miss my camera…my two year old has hidden it on me. See what you get to look forward to?

  • RazDreams

    2005/02/26 at 5:28 am

    p.s. master schuck was too darned cute yesterday. he was afraid he’d miss some of da action if he succumbed to his all-day sleeping routine.

  • becca

    2005/02/26 at 5:20 am

    Aw– we’re making the morning voyage to a wedding reception full of fabulously gay men. It’s *almost* the same thing!

  • Gooooder

    2005/02/26 at 5:23 am

    i vote no to 2000 comments! 1000 crashed the server and i couldnt make a single comment all day on CHUCK FRIDAY. it was the longest work day EVER.

  • RazDreams

    2005/02/26 at 5:13 am

    love the skirry photo…makes me wonder when the wolf’s gonna come out and eat little red riding hood.

    and yesh, please show us the original photo from the masthead! (and no, let’s not simply all post here just to hit 1000 or 2000 posts…what’s the point or excitement of that anyway?).

  • the niffer

    2005/02/26 at 5:12 am

    Not that I want your site to break again, but it was kind of funny to read the last few comments before THE END the other night. Almost like a robot short circuting — repeating phrases, making no sense — and then the final death knell from robot maker Dooce herself.

  • MamaPajama

    2005/02/26 at 5:09 am

    2000 comments?? Perhaps we should ask Dooce if it’s a band width problem.

  • Eric

    2005/02/26 at 5:10 am

    Cadbury rawks. Sadly, Marmite does not. Is Dooce telling us that Leta will be raised outside the Church. Of course, Grandma will make sure she gets added to the list of Saints anyway.

  • taryn

    2005/02/26 at 4:48 am

    Come on, Doocelings, let’s go for 2,000 comments today! Marmite! Cadbury! Marmite! Cadbury!

  • Ramon

    2005/02/26 at 4:53 am

    Thanks for the photoshop tutorial. I’ve been playing around with it but– nothing as doocy as you do 🙂

  • rich

    2005/02/26 at 5:00 am

    say Hi to Jesus while you are there. Don’t forget to give everybody the sure sign of the nail.

  • kalki

    2005/02/26 at 5:06 am

    Yay, comments are back! Thanks Dooce. Everybody, let’s not break the site this time, ‘kay?

  • Lushlife

    2005/02/26 at 4:48 am

    I am in the top 30 possibly, I NEVER thought I would say that. Its because we have just come home from dining out with some friends DRINKING LOTS of wine from our cellars and generally having a great night here in Australia (its midnight) – so I am fairly inebriated and quite happily so and have never posted whilst half tanked EVER. How totally irresponsible of me I better look at that damn photo and say something half relevant – oops just looked and its pretty dark down the bottom and nice and blue and white at the top.

  • Krissy

    2005/02/26 at 4:48 am

    Very pretty clouds. We had some lovely storm clouds down here today.

  • Beth

    2005/02/26 at 4:46 am

    Great clouds! It’s been nothing but gray here for quite a while, I miss fluffy clouds!

  • Peggasus

    2005/02/26 at 4:39 am

    Re: being a dork primer:

    Yeah, but who’s laughing now? I bet they haven’t been mentioned in the New Yawk Times or featured on the Nightly News! It’s a real-life Revenge of the Nerds!

  • Torrie

    2005/02/26 at 4:43 am

    Dooce, I’d love to see the original picture that the new masthead is made from.

  • Goose

    2005/02/26 at 4:45 am

    OMG!! 21st??

  • ladyalaska

    2005/02/26 at 4:45 am

    I do believe that the comments area seems to be more of a chat area. Why doesn’t someone create a newsgroup of some kind? Maybe something along the lines of alt.dooce or alt.dooce.fans I think that would keep comments down a bit? Yes. ‘alt.dooce’. It would work.

  • Susie

    2005/02/26 at 4:35 am

    The Betty Ford Center had to open up a new wing yesterday — the dooce.com detox/rehab center. Lotta withdrawal going on.

    Great pix, great posts. What is it about boys who are naughty in church? We always let them hang around too long. A belated Ruff! to the sleepy Congressman.

  • Tara

    2005/02/26 at 4:33 am

    I had to take a photo of “clouds” the other day for a project, went outside, and there were none. So that was put on hold. Can I borrow yours?

  • nicola

    2005/02/26 at 4:33 am

    ohh and btw chuck looks positivly adorable in the last shot!! I tried to comment but couldnt.. so i will now!!

    I remember once a few months ago our dog did the same thing.. I could work out why he wouldnt come to me when I was calling him, and he was stood staring out the window.. I went over and he was asleep standing up… I took some photos and its so funny!!!!

    Chuck looks great hehehe

  • nicola

    2005/02/26 at 4:31 am

    ohhh wow those clouds look brilliant!! makes me feel chilly though!!!

    great shot!!

  • grimsb

    2005/02/26 at 4:32 am

    The contrast between the sky and the world below is amazing . . .

  • karen

    2005/02/26 at 4:29 am

    thanks for the photoshop tutorial…. i suppose my site is up for a redesign soon and tips and tricks i definitely need… now i just hope they apply to GIMP because i totally cannot afford photoshop.

  • Franny

    2005/02/26 at 4:25 am

    The sky there is so amazing. I’m in Houston and the only truly perfect sky we get is when the refineries to the east give us a chemically-enriched sunrise.

  • coskel

    2005/02/26 at 4:27 am

    a friend of mine in Park City says you get sun 300+ days a year – to those of us in very gray Michigan, thats just sad for us. travel on!

  • Wicked H

    2005/02/26 at 4:27 am

    You’ve got the “through the woods part” covered. I am betting you have already been over the river.

  • Bonnie

    2005/02/26 at 4:23 am

    Yawn, makes me tired. Too early for me. And it’s 2:00 p.m. over here. I’m just not a morning person, I guess. Not even in pictures.

  • Jme

    2005/02/26 at 4:24 am

    Pretty blue colour…*swoons*

  • the mighty jimbo

    2005/02/26 at 4:24 am

    looks kinda like ushuaia.

    only with less rain. and no penguins.

    i´d shout out (type out?) “first” or “second” or “sixth” or something, but i figure you people should be over that by now.

    greetings from the great white south regardless.

  • robs

    2005/02/26 at 4:16 am

    Looks early, hope Leta is sleeping…or late, still hopefully Leta will sleep, it make the drive so much better. Have a greqat weekend!

  • Marcia

    2005/02/26 at 4:17 am

    Same sky here in NY-brrrrrrrrr

  • Em

    2005/02/26 at 4:17 am

    Where is everyone?

  • Jess

    2005/02/26 at 4:17 am

    Yesterday when comments weren’t appearing for some reason…I was sad. I didn’t realize how much I like telling you how much I like this site and your work on an almost daily basis.

    thanks. i love a beautiful blue sky.

  • Alan

    2005/02/26 at 4:16 am

    Beautiful to see on a Saturday morning.

  • Em

    2005/02/26 at 4:16 am

    What’s going on?

  • Henryk_

    2005/02/27 at 2:12 am

    Spoony, I guess we will never find out….huh??!!

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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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