Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

I looked out my office window today and saw the thing I dread most: a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.

And so it begins.

Someone please give me a reason to live.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions. (Please follow me on Instagram even though I take terrible pictures.)
Good to know that I may not be too old to have Cathie push me around in the cart. 

The ladies preparing to experience a day of Ragnar HELL.


I found this thank you note from best friend Corey, written almost six years ago when she was married. I didn't know her well enough at the time to recognize that she was mocking me.

I got a haircut. 

Stranger Picture of the Week

Horrifying. Thanks, Kim. 

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

Guy babysits coworker's plant. Thanks, Magan.

Photographer recreates children's nightmares. Thanks, Sarah.

13 struggles of people who meow all the time. Thanks, Rachel.

Oh my gosh. How is this purse out of stock?! Thanks, Emilie.

A sneezing chicken. Thanks, Heather.

Daylight savings moving trailer. Thanks, Brittany.

Characters painted into thrift store paintings. I swear to you this stuff is sold at our Farmers' Market in SLC. Thanks, Brittany.

Replace ads online with pictures of kittens. Thanks, Maria.

WHAT IF PAUL SIMON?! Thanks, Francie.

Dirds. Thanks, Sadie.

The dark secrets of the bird world. Thanks, Stephanie.

Poltrygeist. Thanks, Matt.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Man I wish the chicken pocket book wasn't out of stock, it could have been a perfect Christmas present for you. I think that the pocket book would go perfectly with your skin tone, fabulous hair, and everything you wear. (By the way, I love the new haircut. You're looking spiffy)

  2. My pic made it!!! Thank you Eli, I knew you would appreciate the scary cat eyes.

  3. My 8 year old meows all the time! If you startle him or catch him doing something he shouldn't be doing he meows, if you reprimand him for meowing, he meows, if you tell him not to do soemthing he meows. It's so annoying! But I guess it's better than squeaking like a squirrel (which is what he used to do).

  4. LOVE the dark secrets of the bird world.

  5. Did you take that picture at Walmart? If so, then that's pretty standard.

    And....what the heck is that round thing on your left shoulder?

    1. At Smith's of all places! And Lee, you really need to study the Animals tab better.

    2. Wow...that clearly looks like something seen at Walmart.

      Ah, the first eye. That may have been before I started reading your blog.

    3. I could be wrong, but I think it's Leotrix.

  6. When I shared "I am a Rock" on Facebook, my mom asked if I was OK. So are you OK, Eli?!?! ;)

    1. Nice job catching the reference! And "I am a Rock" plays on repeat in my mind from November to April.