Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

I apparently didn't really take any pictures this week. DADDY WAS TIRED.

So, I randomly clicked on files in my computer and selected pictures from over the past few years to share with you today. And now I'm feeling all nostalgic.

We were so young back when we were so young.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:
Mr. Scraps takes a nap.

Playing the piano on the streets of L'viv Ukraine, 2014.

A late night in the office, 2013.

From a bike ride in the hills of Salt Lake City.

My very first sleepover with Mr. Pants, 2014. 

Rebecca took this picture the first time she saw me wrapped in my Virgin Mary blanket, 2014. 

Stranger Picture of the Week

Spotted by Crystal.
Spotted by Nicole.

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

My Survivor recap. Also, be sure to read Meg's season finale post about The Bachelor. I've never watched the show, but I was laughing so hard reading it that I had to be resuscitated.

The comments on this are amazing. Thanks, Helen.

The top 20 most popular TED talks. Thanks, Mark.

Shakespearean insults with cats. Thanks, Britni.

Family photos taken with a burrito. Thanks, Britni.

Japanese techno chicken-yodeling. Thanks, Britni.

Rent-a-chicken. Thanks, Samantha.

The Internet reacts to that baby born with a full head of hair. Thanks, many of you.

Be sure to come join us at Imzy! It's awesome over there!

If you would like to have something included on Pictures & Distractions, please email me at

~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Eli, Please don't feel neglected, we are just all distracted by Imzy. We still love you!

  2. I remember all of these photos. I've been following you FOREVER Eli, and I'm not even a stalker. Not that I know what stalking is, Cathie. Oh well, twice up the barrel, once down the side, ya'll! AND I DON'T EVEN SAY YA'LL. Anyway, your hair looks amazing as usual.

    1. I had the same thought, I recognize all those pictures! Its seems crazy that I've been following his blog since like 2011...

  3. Did you ever share the Virgin Mary blanket story? I know someone else asked that in the comments.

    1. Kind of. There's a post from November 2014 about when Rebecca confronted me about it. I think the post is called " why do so many things happen in this house." I'm typing this on my phone and I'm too lazy to go grab the link for you.

  4. Nicole, WHERE exactly did you find Beyonce at 20% off!?!?! Giant, metal chicken of death at 20% off, SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! Please tell us you jumped on that bargain faster than ringworm on ELi.

    1. My friend's neighbor had a Beyonce guarding their mailbox. Then it disappeared. I was really tempted to start dressing it up in old clothes and hats from the D.I.

    2. Neighbor's Beyoncé has returned! She's taken up residence in the backyard.

    3. I'll confess -
      I found the picture on Facebook...... But OHMYGOSH I got a picture spotlight on Pictures and Distractions! I'm so giddy I don't even mind I had to share it with Crystal!!!!

    4. Shari "Hot Cheese", stop posting as Anonymous! Or I'm going to start referring to you as Beyonce.

  5. OMG Scraps is so dang cute. I could snuggle that alllllll day long.

    The Starving Inspired

  6. Clearly, the producers of Survivor read your blog, Eli, and they're subjecting us all to these disgusting wounds and infections to pay you back for Tami. Karma, my friend.

    Also, those giant chickens are a STEAL at 20% off. I'm convinced they would be the perfect compliment to your new hedge.

  7. I Just Can't Even, re: burrito family. But I wanted to give y'all a heads-up: I WILL be gone for a bit, while I watch all those TED Talks.

    And I DO say "y'all".

  8. HUGE SHIPS! I am crying I am laughing so hard. These are even funnier than the reviews on the giant televisions: