Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pictures & Weekly Distractions

We have made it to another weekend and it has started off nicely for me. Today is a holiday in Palau and to celebrate, I ran a 10K sponsored by the Ministry of Health in a stop tobacco campaign. And I have a big announcement to make. I WON the 10K.

You are currently looking at the NATIONAL champion of 10K running for the tiny island nation of Palau. Well, you aren’t “looking” looking at me. But you know what I mean. Unless you are actually looking at me, in which case you’re sort of freaking me out. Just come out and say hi. We’ll probably be friends. You don’t need to hide.

Also, I don’t know how long you’ve been watching, but that dance I did this morning in my apartment on my way out the door . . . I was sleep walking. I don’t usually do that. Unless you’ve been watching for more than a day, in which case, ok, yes, I do normally do that, but it’s for a good cause. What? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Ha. Me neither. Never mind.

And now, your pictures and distractions:

Just before sunrise, looking over the bay from my balcony.


Daniel and his nemesis at seminary graduation (he's the teacher).
We had four seniors this year at seminary graduation (btw, seminary is a class Mormon kids take in high school all four years. It's like Sunday school but during the week).
Full moon over the bay, looking from my balcony a few nights ago.


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

The most amazing site of ALL time. You put in any website and it changes all of that site's images to pictures and videos of cats. Try itjustgetsstranger.com and go to the animals tab. You will not be disappointed. Thanks, Olivia. If we gave out the prize, you would be queen for the day!

Looking for a new workout? Try prancercise! Thanks, many of you.

It's not about the nail. Thanks, Kelly.

Teachers who got the last laugh. Thanks, Andrea.

Greatest wedding photo in the history of the world. Thanks, Daniel. Stop playing on the Internet and clean the apartment for once.

~It Just Gets Stranger

19 comments:

  1. Oh my word. PRANCERCISE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? If only you had told me about this before, I would be so skinny right now.

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  2. Congratulations Eli!!! I'm pretty sure if I ran a 10K I'd die at the end... thank you for not dying :) And also, good job on all the hard work and motivation I'm sure a 10K takes, I'm proud of you :)

    (And also that sure you're wearing is AbFab!!! And where on earth did you get those jeans? They look amazing on you!)

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  3. Oh. My gosh. Meowbify is hilarious!!! Thank you so much!!!

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  4. I love that Daniel's nemesis has an alien antena coming out of her head - like she only has the strenght to hide one of them at a time. Now you know her true form!

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  5. Just looking at the water-so peaceful! Thanks for those! I felt like I was on vacation for a few seconds...

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  6. Also, I'm pretty sure that if I ever saw Joanna Rohrback out in public Prancercising I would immediately think 'mental illness' and run.

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  7. I took pictures of the moon a few nights ago as well. It was with the 8mp camera on my droid and through the trees in front of my place so..... Yours are better :)

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  8. Prancersize lost me at the cameltoe...

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  9. Wait, Daniel found that last one? I thought he doesn't do what the kids are calling the Internets!

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  10. You've got to start posting finishing times! How in the world am I supposed to compare myself to you if you don't give any reference! Come on!

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    1. Sorry! I will not be posting my marathon time from a couple of weeks ago because I should be publicly shunned over that. My 10K was just over 40 minutes. I never did get an exact time on it.

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  11. Gratz on winning the 10K! And gratz on getting me to waste 20 minutes looking at links. Okay, they were well-wasted minutes, but still...

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  12. Daniel looks smashingly good.

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    1. Seriously, what a hottie.

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  13. OMG, so we've been fighting over our work website for over a year now to get the new one up and running, so I Meowbify'd it and sent the link to the partners of this very dry accounting firm saying I had the perfect solution to our problem :) I think I'm getting a raise.....lol

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  14. The dinosaur wedding picture? Amazing. Even more amazing? Several "annotations" on it say "curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" Joss Weedon wins again. (And now you've all seen my complete nerdiness!)

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  15. Awesome distractions this week, Eli! Prancercise might be the best thing to grace the fitness world since I don't know when. Fantastic. Also, as a junior high teacher, I just might have to try a few of those things...

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  16. I am running my first half marathon today, and in honor of your national win in Palau, I will Prancersize the whole way. the. whole.way.

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  17. Definitely chemistry there between Daniel and his nemesis... and I love the candy leis the grads are wearing (especially because I made one *just like them* for my own kid who just graduated seminary... and I'm worlds away from Palau). Awesome. I feel validated by the internet... wait. oops.

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