Friday, December 28, 2012

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Last Friday's Pictures and Distractions post was supposed to be the last one ever, what with the world ending and all. I'm happy to report that the world did not end, however. I know you were all waiting on pins and needles to hear it officially from me.

This was a good week. Except that, this was supposed to be the week that I started getting up at 6:00 AM to go running. Instead, the following conversation happened every single morning when Daniel came into my bedroom to wake me up:

Daniel: Hey, it's time t--


Well. There's always next week.

Opening a Christmas gift from Anna on Christmas Eve.

Daniel, opening another gift from Anna next to the Christmas "tree."

I was sitting at my desk at work when I got a phone call from Daniel. He got me talking about a delicious fruit salad I had made the night before. Finally, I said, "I really wish I had some right now." He responded, "if you want it bad enough, I could make it appear in your office." I told him I did and he said, "poof. Check your bottom drawer." I opened it and just about fell out of my chair laughing when I saw this. Somehow he hid it in there when I wasn't around and was waiting all day to do this "magic trick" over the phone. And that my friends is what happens when you live on a tropical island with nothing to do.

I carved this for a church Christmas party. I can feel Cathie's pride all the way from SLC.

Child hitting a Santa pinata at church Christmas party.

A Q of C Christmas ornament, sent by Anna Swayne.

My parents sent me a nightlight leg-lamp like the one from A Christmas Story. Sadly we have only horizontal outlets in the apartment.

Crap to distract you from whatever you're supposed to be doing:

Santa dragon terrorizes Salt Lake City. Thanks, Matt.

Moments that restored our faith in humanity this year.

Weirdest world records. Thanks, Brian.

Oh my word. A whole site dedicated to trashing Glee. I think I found my Internet soul-mates.

~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. not sure if this Heloise's Tip of the Day belongs on June Snapple's blog or this Strange one but here goes:
    take the label off any fruit/veggie before serving it.
    And the Christmas Story night light is rather disturbing (more like a Friday the 13th) in the current position.

  2. You could have flipped the photo of the nightlight, and claimed there was a gust as the pic was shot. We probably never would have known the difference. Then you could have been all, like, "Gotcha, we have weird outlets."

    I'm bored at work.


  3. I've got to remember the fruit salad trick. A while ago I was speaking with a friend in another state. I mentioned that I was really hungry and had left my breakfast (a banana) at home on the counter. She said she had just received a fruit basket and did I want some of it for breakfast. Jokingly I said "yeah, I'll take a banana." I got a fedex envelope the next day with a slight dented green banana in it...still tastes pretty good too.

    1. You need to keep that friend forever. But not the banana.

  4. That Glee blog warms my heart. The show and its popularity pisses me off. Why are Americans so complacent that they will accept mindless dribble with no creative merit as their entertainment?!

  5. I've never actually seen Glee, but I thoroughly enjoyed flipping through the gleesucks blog. I don't know if you've seen it, but I would recommend the Community season 3 Christmas special, Regional Holiday Music. I finally understand the Kings of Leon reference from reading!

  6. I may or may not have cried publicly while reading the moments that restored our faith in humanity.

  7. All the outlets in our house are upside down, so if that nightlight was polarized, it'd be really creepy. I get so excited when I find items that have the plug prongs that spin so you can use it even in messed up outlets.
    Also, over Christmas I visited my old job and found out that my island friend-used-to-be-coworker-before-I-moved-8-hours-away's mom is from Palau.

    1. But can't you just unscrew them and put them right side up? It's super easy :)

  8. 6am to go running? Are you crazy?!! That's way too late. You should be getting up at 4:45 like me and knock out a brisk 10k every morning. You young things just need to take a teaspoon of concrete and harden up. Back in my day I used to have to walk 10k to school every morning barefoot in the snow.

    Oops sorry! I do believe I was temporarily possessed by the ghost of my grandfather.

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