Friday, April 12, 2013

Pictures & Weekly Distractions

So I got the full story on the cat pee thing I mentioned yesterday. Basically Daniel had to sit in this house for 4 hours while various animals (mostly cats) jumped all over him. At one point, a stray snake wandered through the place. Not a pet snake. Just a snake from outside. According to Daniel, most of the animals defecated on him at one point or another. During the course of this, he was also force-fed questionable food. I don't know though. Sometimes he exaggerates. And if there's one thing I can't stand, it's when a person exaggerates while telling a story.

In other news, I'm about to get on a plane. And then another plane. And then another. And then 45 more. All the way to Salt Lake City, Utah where I will wear sweaters and wander around the malls crying. Out of happiness. Let the Twice Up the Barrel Tour BEGIN! I hope to see some of you at The Porch next Thursday (should have ticket info for you soon), or just wandering around the streets. Look for me. I'll be the one NOT sweating for the first time in 6 months.

And now, your pictures and perhaps the best weekly distractions we've ever had.

Daniel took a work trip out to an outer island called Peleliu and snapped some shots of the aftermath of December's typhoon.

More typhoon damage.

Peleliu was also the site of one of the worst WWII battles.
Daniel, modeling.

My good friend Hannah saw a need and responded. After talk of our Harry Potter beach games, she sent on wands and her own home-made Marauder's Map. Best. Package. Ever. Received.

And the map opened up to this. And I swear, the names on it have been moving around.

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

Dogs wearing pantyhose. I love this with every fiber of my being. Thanks, Anna.

A tumblr full of pictures of this guy's kids crying. Well worth your time.  Thanks, Brian.

Horrific and disgusting. Do not click on this. Sorry for posting it. No thanks, Brian.

Sports balls replaced with cats. Brian, you have redeemed yourself. And set a distractions record!

Reasons why kids are the worst. I fell out of my chair when I saw number 20.

~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Of course I clicked on the one that said not expected that didn't you?

  2. The weekly distractions must be awesome becase my work is blocking most of them. Except for the horrific one, of course.

  3. Have fun at the mall! Bring tissues!

  4. WHY did Daniel have to sit in a house with animals all over him for 4 hours?! Sounds like a nighmare.

  5. this is the best distraction post ever. my kids are doing all of those things while I sit here and drink coffee.

  6. Did Hannah Hillam draw that map for you? Are you friends with Hannah Hillam?

  7. Hannah Hillam is my best friend! Although I wouldn't put it past her to draw that, I don't believe it was her :)

    Love the map. Also, where is "The Porch"?

  8. This is one of my favorite posts! From The Marauder's Map (AWESOME, I want one!)to the hilarious and disgusting distracting crap, I don't want to go back to work now!

  9. Hahaha haha those dogs in pantyhose. That first dog on the left looks like he wants to commit suicide.

  10. I am so confused about The Porch and the Twice Up the Barrel Tour references. Is he being sarcastic? And what does The Porch mean? Someone help this befuddled soul!

    1. The Porch is where he's going to be performing next week and the Twice Up the Barrel Tour is the name of his two week visit to the US

  11. Have a great time in SLC! Travel safe and stuff.

    That map is the coolest. And so are those pictures from Peleliieaua9fu or whatever it was called.

  12. That kids are the worst link had me crying at work... thanks for the distraction