Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

If you're still reading Stranger, you are a crazy person. This week I regaled you with stories about getting locked out of the pool area in a Speedo. I have previously been known to suggest that I might slap your children at the grocery store. I've assaulted you with photos of mole rats. And then, finally, yesterday, I showed you a picture of my de-toenailed toe with a photoshopped wig.

I feel like I'm conducting some kind of online experiment. That experiment is something like "how much weird crap can you throw at complete strangers on the Internets before they all abandon you."

Thank you for not abandoning me. I would be lonely here without you. So would the Q of C. And Leotrix. And Paul Cyclemon. But not Tami. Tami's always been kind of a loner.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:
Oh, Emrie. If only I could get you to like me.

Lagoon selfie of the week with Ms. Hannah Rose.

Pioneer Day festivities not far from home.

A very important Snapchat from Jolyn Metro in Peru.

Ms. Hannah Rose on the swings.

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

Spelling, grammar, and punctuation fails. Thanks, Trisha.

Yarn bombs. Thanks, Alisa.

More pictures taken at the right moment. Thanks, Francie.

Man takes maternity photos. Thanks, Brad.

Bizarre and beautiful chickens. Thanks, Melissa.

6 and a half years of selfies. Thanks, Angela.

Mercedes vs. Jaguar. Thanks, Desiree.

Cat vs. cat statue. Thanks, Angela.

Amazing pictures of swimming spots. Thanks, Francie.

Trololo cat. Thanks, Tracey.

Later haters. Thanks, Melissa.

Verbatim deposition reenactment. Thanks, Amy.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Please marry Ms. Hannah Rose. Thank you.

  2. Tami is not a loner. Tami hangs out with 4 other toes on a daily basis and occasionally gets together with the 5 others on the other foot. Tami is a social queen! I'm not even going to sadly admit she has a better social life than I do.

    1. Do you disagree that sometimes loners are forced to be around others against their will?

    2. No, I can't disagree with that. Maybe the torture of forced communion is what lead her to deface herself. You got me there.

    3. OMG. Tami is SUCH a deep character.

    4. LOL @ kjax's comment. Tami is the big sister. I think she's rebelling. It's kind of like when you cut your hair really short (or go bald like Brittney). Oh my gosh, maybe Tami needs help. Maybe she needs to go to rehab. Or perhaps it's a symbolic act of expressing herself.

  3. Ok, I'm almost embarrassed to admit how many times I've watched that cat vs. cat statue video this week. It is just about the cutest thing on Youtube!! The kitten makes the sweetest sounds and is so sassy! It's like a little raccoon. I think I need to keep that video cued up on my phone for instant happiness after a frustrating moment.


  5. Tami has four brothers. Frederick. Pennsylvania. Claudia Shimone. And Jim Bob. Their feelings get hurt when they don't get their hair died. Come on dude show some love to those cute boys.