Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pictures & Weekly Distractions

The great and terrible week has come to a close. Leotrix is probably off somewhere eating the rat poison left out for him and becoming stronger in the process. The Queen of Colors is taking advantage of us all being distracted with Leotrix and is plotting her next evil move. And The First Eye is watching. Always watching.

And with that, have a great weekend, Strangers. You are the wind beneath my wings.

Here are your pictures of the week:

These are the looks Daniel and I always have when we are with the church kids. The girl in white in the front is Daniel's nemesis that I told you all about recently, by the way.

This picture was taken BEFORE the marathon. This is how we looked before it even started. And who does Daniel's laundry anyway? Look at that shirt!
We had the kids make drug and alcohol prevention posters for an outreach effort sponsored by Palau's Ministry of Health last week.
Daniel's infamous made-from-scratch chocolate cake that brought Leotrix into our lives.

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

In case you missed it, Stranger was in the news this week! Thanks, those of you who saw this and sent it to me. I didn't know this article was being written.

Woman brags online about hitting a cyclist. What not to do. Thanks, Brian S.

Figure out where you are in the world by looking at this image. Thanks, Brian B.

Cat beards. So so confusing. Thanks, Marisa and many others.

Everyone keeps telling me that this is sad and inspirational. I can't watch it because the Internet sucks in Palau. Please tell me all of the things I'm missing out on.

Lastly, one Stranger, Kristen, posted the below photo on the Stranger Facebook wall and said that this picture represents me and Daniel as cats. And now Daniel is demanding that I find out from you which cat you all think is him and which you think is me. Please answer the VERY important poll question below the image.

Who do these cats represent?


~It Just Gets Stranger

26 comments:

  1. My vote was based solely on the Daniel diving videos.

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  2. Remember when Daniel meowed like a cat so Eli would let him in? Maybe he's both of those cats . . .

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  3. Eli is always just a little too excitable, so Daniel would have to be "not amused". The picture is clear, kids.

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  4. 94% Eli open mouth lol.

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  5. I'll have you all know: I'm much better at looking angry than Daniel!

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    1. Yeah, but that angry cat has pretty long legs - that's Daniel right there.

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    2. Well, that cat seems more disapproving and disdainful to me than angry. How good are you at those?

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  6. THat first picture is the cutest thing I have ever seen.

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  7. I don't know why but the cat picture has me laughing so hard I'm crying. It represents you two perfectly. Open mouth is for sure Eli.

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  8. You guys, Daniel is the one who is always telling Eli to keep his positive attitude AND based on his last post about all animals disappearing except turtles, I think Eli would not be that happy to be a cat. My vote is menecing kitten = Eli, photobomb kitten= Daniel.

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    1. True, but then again Daniel is always having to keep Eli from doing crazy stuff like giving the house keys to random people. On the other hand, Eli must keep Daniel from poisoning semi-large groups of people with eggs... I think they each have their moments as both of these cats, we just see Eli as the open mouthed one because he's always talking to us strangers and making us laugh with his crazy stories :) I love them both though!!! You guys rock! :)

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    2. I agree! Both have their moments. Its a tie!!...in my brain anyway...

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  9. Oh how I love to read Stranger! You make my day.

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  10. I will habe to say mouth open is clearly Eli...sorry buddy, you seem to be a bit more...child like may be a good way to put it.

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  11. That movie will simultaneously tear your heart out and renew your hope in the human spirit. This kid is an example for us all.

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  12. I love the cat picture, and Kristen is exactly right! Stranger is the highlight of my day, Thank You!!

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  13. That cyclist article got me all fired up. Makes me mad. My husband is a cyclist and I am constantly amazed at the completely rude things people do to them. Especially since, at least in our state, most of the roads are built and maintained using property tax money, meaning that all the cyclists pay just as much as the motorists.

    Even as a runner people are oblivious to us, but not usually outright rude like they are to cyclists.

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  14. That cat picture made me realize that Daniel and Eli are kind of like Bert and Ernie. Respectively.

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    1. this made me lol!

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    2. Their Halloween costumes right there. XD

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  15. Open mouth cat is definatly Eli. Ever since a stranger commented that Daniel is a frazzled mother and you are a trantrum throwing two year old, that's the only dynamic I can picture anymore. And your posts just support that perspective more and more each day.

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  16. Open mouth, Eli. Look at the legs on the "mad" one, that's Daniel.

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  17. Tell Daniel it doesn't matter as long as you can both catch Leotrix. Team work. Since The Eye is always watching it can tell the Q of C that your not scared...let it be a warning to both.

    ~Miki

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  18. My vote was based on height. Totally. The fact that open-mouthed kitty is a complete doppleganger for Eli (if he were a cat) had nothing to do with it. Nothing at all.

    I carefully calculated the height - using catmath, and converting inches to tuna fish sammiches - and determined that to scale, this is an accurate depiction of Daniel and Eli.

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