Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cat Birthday

I mentioned yesterday in the Snuggie Texts anniversary post that Jolyn, my friend who helps me with the blog, has frequently targeted me in some terribly mean pranks. Me. Innocent, little old me. Naturally, several of you demanded that I post the results of some of those pranks. Ok, you twisted my arm. I'll start with the most recent one.

Living in Palau, I am in a very different time zone than the vast majority of you. What this means is that by the time I get up in the morning, it's already the afternoon for most of you. Seizing this opportunity, one day last week Jolyn waited until it was late enough in Palau that I was probably in bed, signed into the Facebook "It Just Gets Stranger" account, and posted this on the Stranger page (as me):

Happy Birthday to me today! 87 years old--still feeling young. For presents, please send me pictures of your cats (in costumes preferably) or your feet to itjustgetsstranger@gmail.com. You, dear strangers, are the best.

By the time I got into work, I already had over 50 emails with pictures of cats and feet. I was so confused. And then I saw the post. I tried quickly to right the wrong by posting again on the Facebook wall that it was NOT my birthday. But the cat photos kept rolling in.

I have been working on returning them to you guys, since it wasn't really my birthday. And it's just unfair for me to accept gifts from you when it isn't even my birthday.

Enjoy some of my favorites from the birthday week. Sorry if I didn't post yours. It's not because I didn't like it. It's just because I'm super lazy and the Internet is very slow down here in coconut land.

Anna


Chelsea

Gus

Jane

Lindsay

Maddie

Olivia

Rachel

Caleb
~It Just Gets Stranger

17 comments:

  1. And just when I thought it was going to be a boring night at work, ta-da! Thanks for making life less dull. I am sharing this with the other bored police dispatchers on duty. It's probably good for the rest of the world that we're bored, but still. Come on, Wednesday night! Liven up a bit!

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  2. There is just something wrong with the pic names Olivia. I just can't put my finger on it, but it is freaking me out...

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    1. It's photo shopped...the girl has chicken eyes and the chicken has a humen eye. I agree very creepy.

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    2. Most.terrifying.thing.ever.

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  3. As for that first picture from Anna...the kid isn't screaming because of the cat. It's because of the sign the cat is holding and what happened to the kid. Adoption is the only form of trauma the world celebrates and throws parties for. Seriously.

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    1. Wow..calm yourself. Its a funny pic. If you cant find humor in an innocent pic, this probably isnt the blog for you.

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    2. Wow... You consider adoption traumatic? I have a friend who has traumatized three children by giving them a loving home with two parents when they had no one to care for them. They all know they're adopted, and they each celebrate their birthday and their 'gotcha' day, the day they were legally members of their family. Each of the children knows he or she is adopted, and they don't seem to feel trauma.

      Ask an adopted kid if he feels traumatized that someone wanted to love and care for them when they had no home. I think you'll be disappointed.

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    3. the cat was clearly adopted, so I don't see any harm in telling the child, and adoption is great for animals

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  4. Eli!!!! Thank you so much for posting the picture of Gus. We put him to sleep on November 30th and it has been very hard. He was family and it touches me that you memorialized him in this way. He is.... was truly the best cat in the world and I will miss him for the rest of my life. Thank you, Eli. Thank you. And thank you for your sweet email. You are a good and kind soul.

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  5. "By the time I got into work, I already had over 50 emails with pictures of cats and feet. I was so confused."

    I cannot stop laughing at this.

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  6. HAHAH. I read your blog every day in my business law class and the people around me look at me like I'm an idiot because I laugh so hard. Oh well. You're great so they can get over it!

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  7. Reminds me of this: http://pinterest.com/pin/43769427599711759/

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  8. Bahahahaha! I was having a real crap day, but all of the ick and my frump face were erased when I saw that my kitty cat foot tat made it onto the blog. Thank you for brightening my day and putting the spring back in my step! :D

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  9. Grateful I don't have a cat. And wishing I was friends with Olivia....

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  10. I saw that post about the cat pictures, but I had no idea it was a prank on you! That's hilarious!

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  11. Thank you so much for existing! I laugh so hard every time.

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  12. This made me giggle. I like Rachel's matching Hoodies.

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