I have a new story on the Risk! podcast. These pics help explain just how weird and totally fucked up my relationship with Dora was. (Before I beat her up in a fit of rage.)

 

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If you haven’t listened to the story on Risk!, this post won’t make sense (it should be coming out Monday night of 6/12). If you have listened to it, this post just gives you a peek into the mind of a woman going crazy in a car by herself for three months on the road.  Dora was both my BBF and my nemesis. This story is about being a lone wolf desperately trying to connect but hiding behind humor (and literally a fucked up baby doll paper mache thingy from Kmart). If you want to see the stories I wrote from the road where I give Dora a voice and have a lot of fun with her, go back to my posts from the summer of 2009. The places I went were crazy and fun and the people I met were amazing.

Also, her paper mache body eventually fell off, so I put her head on an old baby doll and bought her some shoes lol

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climbers I met in wyoming

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movie theater with people i met on the road

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a double decker outhouse so I could shit on Dora

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men I met at a bar in montana

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bartender in montana

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montana dude trying to get her all loose

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testical festival
 

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chill time
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what a mess

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some old lady outside a museum in Montana
 

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Glacier National Park

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The conductor of the choo-choo train that Dora and I rode with other kids
 

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A hitch-hiker I gave a ride to in Kansas

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The Tetons, Wyoming

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dude at a bar

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Beach day. Also, she looks so freak’n human here, no?
 

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gas station worker

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barber shop in New Mexico

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testicle festival inMontanaa
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Spam musuem game show room

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I met this guy in Taos cuz he had a bunch of bears sitting in chairs outside his house. He ended up being kinda inappropriate with Dora

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Burying Dora in the sand at that beach with the Goonies rocks
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Met this man outside the Goonies house and did the Truffle Shuffle with him. Then he held Dora

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world’s largest doctor’s bag

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KFC museum

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people I met while tubing in montana
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my narcolepsy doctor in tennessee

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I still can’t believe he was willing to do this shit
 

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prison museum in colorado

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extreme christian hippy dad-son duo who did a photo shoot with me

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how i carried her
 

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motorcyle people I met putting Dora on the back of their hog

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at the hooker museum where hookers hid form the cops (a fridge)

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dora and an old timey vibrator
 

 

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strangely named gas station
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(I kid you not, this place is called Foam Hinge- Stone Hinge made out of foam)

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(at a drive in movie)

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(someone’s actual mailbox!)

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world’s largest tree house in Tennessee (which is actually a CHURCH)

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Hooker musuem. Dora is on the couch in the back
 

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(I hate Twilight but the town was fascinating. Forks, Washington)

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Forks, Washington’s Twilight museum
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nashville

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potato museum

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mining musuem
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jackson hole, wyoming state fair. The goat ate her hair when I wasn’t looking
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goddess festival in Idaho

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this goddess was kinda a bitch

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dukes of hazzard museum
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(church)

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zoltar machine
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This lady ALSO carried a doll around with her and we became fast friends (she carried that mannequin for awhile, but now carries this small one)

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alligator farm

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guy working at a gas station

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he worked in roller blades lol

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This was right after I bought Dora a new body. Her head kept falling off her paper mache body, so I bought a baby doll and some water shoes, and now she’s mobile!

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dentist in wyoming

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some weird museum in south dakota
 

 

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rocking climbing buddies I met on the road

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Not actually Rome. Some weird place in the midwest called The Dells

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giving clinton head but my aim was off with the camera

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But Dora got it right!

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Some werid musuem in the midwest with abandoned giant things. This is a shark mouth

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Spam museum worker who told me all about his son who plays with dolls too

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spam museum at the packaging station
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Jolly green giant fucking dora (he’s wearing reading glasses for some reason)
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I also appreciated a place to put her other than the gross floor when I went pee
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space and bicyle museum (yes, both those things)
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where it all started…

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