Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

First of all, I know that none of you have been able to sleep because it's been almost two weeks and I still haven't uploaded the video from The Porch. Jolyn graciously recorded it and Kyle has been working on getting it uploaded but he is having major technical difficulties with what the kids are calling "the youtubes." We hope to get things worked out next week. SO LET'S EVERYONE CALM DOWN AND STOP YELLING AT EACH OTHER.

Also, thank you for all the wonderful advice and support this week concerning what I'm trying to make the most dramatic break-up of all time. Also, the multiple comment threads emphatically arguing over my sexual orientation, as always, were very helpful to me in determining how I feel inside.

But I thought I told you already: my heart belongs to Paul Simon. And burritos. And cheesecake. And my own hair. If that makes me gay, THEN SO BE IT.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:
Yet another selfie with Ms. Hannah at Lagoon.

This week's bike ride just above Salt Lake City.

The Farmers' Market returns!

Biking on the edge of Salt Lake City.

And one more photo from biking.
Stranger Picture of the Week

Thanks, Maeve. Now please burn your house down.

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

Employee of the month. Thanks, Molly.

You can't reason with a baby. Thanks, Stephanie.

A chicken beauty pageant. Thanks, Chelsea.

How animals eat their food. Warning: you will get dumber watching this. Thanks, Angela.

Cat sushi. What. The. Crap. Thanks, Michelle.

And now even the vegetarians can enjoy water. Thanks, Jocelyn.

Photographer in the waves. Thanks, Dave.

22 Powerful Images. Thanks, Krishelle.

25 signs you're succeeding at life. Thanks, Krishelle.

Last-ditch dating website launched. Thanks, Joel.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Here is the whole series for the Employee of the Month link...all of them are funny

    1. Thanks for posting that, Luna! I thought I had sent him the whole thing, but I guess I had only sent one picture - oops!

  2. You have the most beautiful biking scenery...

    Country Girl's Daybook

  3. As long as the vegetarian water is gluten free too...

  4. I was sitting on my couch reading this while my exterminator walks around the house (and while my husband was at work). I clicked on the "last shot dating website" link and it launched into a video about dating for people with open sores.... you should have seen the look my exterminator gave me!

    My heart also belongs to cheesecake and burritos, so I guess I'm gay too. Don't tell my husband!

  5. I can't tell if the sexual orientation bit was sarcastic or not. o.o
    Twice up the barrel once down the side!

    1. I'm going to have to ask you to stop using words like "sexual" in the comments. Bob and Cathie are reading this, for heaven's sake.

  6. Hannah has the most beautiful smile. Her eyes twinkle and she looks like she would smell like peaches :)

    1. Ditto. She's gorgeous. Both of you are. You look like a celebrity couple together.

    2. I can confirm that Hannah smells like peaches. I can also confirm that we are both gorgeous.

  7. I'm not sure what your preference is, and I'm not asking...curious, but none of my business. But I just have to say that you and Ms Hannah look good together. And it has nothing to do with the fact that she's hot...even though she is...

    ...anyway, just and Ms Hannah look good together...ahem. Nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more say no more.

  8. The back and forth argument of gay not gay, kinda reminds me about that Seinfeld episode, not that there's anything wrong with that.

  9. You all realize that Eli is just 'yanking our chain' about this and so many things. If I remember right, he's thrown in deliberate misspellings to annoy the grammar nazis. So, why not leave things just vague enough to keep everyone guessing about, well... everything!

  10. I can confirm that Eli is gay. Like, super super gay.

    1. I can confirm that he's not gay. Like super super not gay.

  11. Ahem, Eli - I can't believe you'd post the link to the photographer in the waves video when you can hear the QofC clearly screaming in the background at the end. I'd be willing to bet that if we could translate the message it would be something like what happens in The Ring where we now have to show the video to someone else within a certain amount of time or suffer an untimely death. So....thanks for that.

  12. CAT SUSHI? CAT SUSHI? Really, Eli? Really.