Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Today I went to a meeting where they planned to show 150 or so attorneys how to download their business cards onto their smart phones so we can all go "paperless" and share our contact information through texts. Whoever came up with this idea sorely overestimated the enthusiasm and ability of this group to embrace and understand this new fandangled technology. They had everyone pull out their phones so they could walk the group through the setup process.

You guys. You would have thought they asked us to build the phones from scratch using only objects found in the room. Within 10 minutes, people, mostly with their glasses pulled down to edge of their noses, were tapping their screens with excessive force, turning their phones around to examine the backs of them like they weren't quite sure which way to hold the device, and saying things like "how do you know when it's on?" Finally the woman started promising everyone one by one that she would come around to each office later and help folks individually. And THAT right there is how I know I chose the correct profession for myself.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions.
My friend, Olena, gave me this magnet several years ago when I was visiting Ukraine. She was so excited to find one in English. I didn't have the heart to tell her it was spelled incorrectly.

Last week's half marathon. WHAT?! IS THAT A MAGAZINE COVER?! OMG, I'm so embarrassed!

Post race hashtag selfie.

From this week's "road less traveled" ride.

This is only a small sample of how messy my office is this week. 

Stranger Picture of the Week
"You're home early . . ." Thanks, Trisha.

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

Following an iPhone across the world. Thanks, Malia.

In case you hadn't heard. OMG FULL HOUSE. Thanks, Universe.

The most breathtaking national wonder in every state. Thanks, Brian.

A customer complaint conversation. Thanks, Chelsea.

Crotchet body suits. Thanks, Nancy.

Disney tried to warn us long ago. Thanks, Brittany.

"Rosie the Riveter" dies. Thanks, Bryson.

Salt Lake City's Top 6 Spring Hikes. Thanks, Tyler.

25 years of the Hubble telescope in 25 photos. Thanks, Mark.

Text pranks. Thanks, Becky.

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  1. Ukraiue: the lesser-known Hawaiian island inhabited exclusively by mustachioed Europeans.

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  3. How is it possible that you can look that ridiculously good while running?! I think I'm a reasonably attractive person, but when I run I become hideous and from my race pictures apparently very angry.

    1. The trick is that when you see the camera people you do all in your power to pose and make running look as effortless as possible.

    2. You keep promising pictures of your amazing pecs and abs, but we only see far away ones, covered by layers of clothing. When do we get another one like the "terrorist bomb" one?

  4. You brag about your hair, and I mean, you should really continue with that (your hair is looking fabulous today), but also have you seen your teeth!? They are so white and straight! I saw your post race picture and had some major teeth envy.

    1. I was just thinking the same thing! Seriously, those teeth are perfect.

    2. Teeth on point Eli.

  5. Ukraine is spelled correctly... whoever applied the letters just stuck the 'n' on upside down. And yes, the race picture has to be staged!! No one looks that good in a race picture!

  6. I'm glad you remembered to wear pants for the 1/2 marathon. Good job.

    Now did you remember to take out the trash this week?

  7. Of course the N is upside down, whoever made it was probably a bit pianni :-)

  8. Of course the N is upside down, whoever made it was probably a bit pianni :-)

  9. Your hair is truly spectacular.