Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

I ran for two hours on a treadmill tonight. It was the stuff of nightmares. And I know what you're thinking. "Eli. Why didn't you run outside? You are so attractive." Guys. It was cold and rainy. And ever since Palau, I don't do cold and rainy. Unfortunately, as my experience in Palau taught us, I also don't do hot and rainy. I guess you could say, I don't really do anything. And I know what you're thinking now. "Eli. Shouldn't someone who is training for the Ironman be a little tougher than this? Also, it's amazing how we can see your abs through your shirt." I have no answer for you. But thank you. I can see your abs through your shirts, too.

And now, your pictures and distractions:

Hanging out at a happy hour fundraiser.

The buildings of Salt Lake City.

With Mr. Daniel, Anna Swayne, and Emma Shmema.

Mr. Daniel waking up from a nap at a baseball game.

Stranger represented on Palau's Wikipedia page! Thanks for pointing it out, Alana.


Stranger Picture of the Week
After I dropped Daniel off at the airport he texted me this picture. This Stranger (Crissy?) spotted Daniel at the airport. She said she recognized his face from Stranger and then when she saw his giant feet she knew for sure it was him.

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

The Goddess of cats. Thanks, Adam.

Funny Yahoo! Answers. Thanks, Janel.

Scotch tape selfies. Thanks, Jennifer.

If you were born between 1950 and 1990, it's a miracle you are alive. Thanks, Angela.

And while we're at it, let's complain about us obnoxious Generation Y folks. Thank, Emily.

Why can't Mormons send flowers? Thanks, Garrett.

A man faces legal charges after bringing a live tiger to a bar. Thanks, Angela.

Chicken beauty pageants. Thanks, Morissa.

Unbelievable places. Thanks, Angela.

Happy sad songs and sad happy songs. Thanks, Cambry.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. The Daniel/ stranger selfie is the best!!! Thanks for a great Friday post. Your hair looks great BTW, and you CAN totally see your abs through your shirt!

  2. The Yahoo q&a just shows you HOW MANY STUPID PEOPLE there really are out there... and that the intelligent ones go trolling Yahoo Answers for our amusement. Thanks, Stupid People, for congregating together in one site! Thanks, Intelligent Ones, for trolling there!

    Eli - the "lion" the man took to the bar was actually a "tiger"

    BUT, on the other hand, your hair. Just. Your hair. Mmm Mmm Mmm.

  3. But Eli, if you had gone outside, the sun would have immediately come out and followed you everywhere. Even the sun would recognize how handsome you are, how nice your hair is and how awesome your abs are. You never gave it a chance!

  4. Is Daniel a grump when he wakes up? That is the same face my 5 year old makes when he gets woken up for school and he's a grumpy-gus!

  5. Also, LOVE those glasses on you. they are a really good shape for your face. (I mean that in the least-creepy way possible, of course.)

  6. You should know it's not nice to only tease us with descriptions of your perfect abs and flawless hair... We are a picture people...

  7. Wow, are we sure that Daniel didn't pick the pictures for this week? Daniel looking serious at the computer, Daniel looking sharp in a suit, Daniel looking deep and brooding on a grassy knoll? I think Daniel is trying to steal the affections of all the Strangers! Well, you may be very attractive and very large-boned, Daniel, but Eli has flawless hair and is best friends with Paul Simon! Although Daniel's hair is looking nice too....

  8. Finally, more pics of Anna...geez it's about time you give us guys something to look at. Always Kurt or Daniel or Bryant...Bryant, is that right? The dude with the hair? I can't remember. Anyway...

    Not to make Daniel's ego any larger, but in that one pic where he's at the computer, with the 5 o'clock shadow...he kind of looks a bit like Bradley Cooper. But when he smiles, not so much. Just when he has his serious look with the facial hair.

    1. ...with maybe a small hint of Ben the forehead part.

    2. I've been trying in vain for the past five years to find my Doppelganger Lee. The two look-a-like comparisons I get most frequently are: 1.That one best friend you had back in high school/college or 2. A goose.

  9. It looks like Jesus is photobombing you in that picture of you and Daniel.