Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

So last night I went to Wendy's at 11:00 PM because last I checked this is still America and I can do what I want STOP JUDGING ME. I went through the drivethrough because obviously I wasn't wearing pants or shoes and when I got to the window the man handed me a bag with 12 hamburgers in it which was crazy because I only ordered three STOP JUDGING ME.

He said that they just made a whole bunch and they didn't want to throw them out so they were giving them to me and I screamed "THANK YOU" like I just won the lottery but then as I was pulling away I realized that I didn't know what I was going to do with the 9 burgers I didn't order (ok let's be honest, the 7 burgers). And I also didn't want to throw them away because Bob and Cathie raised me in the great depression and one should never throw any food away so then I drove around in the snow looking for homeless people to give them to, and as I stepped out of my car, pantsless and shoeless, to do so, I kept feeling the need to explain to everyone that Wendy's gave me these for free because I didn't want unearned credit for good deeds, but mostly everyone just seemed interested in the fact that I wasn't wearing pants and then one man (whom I actually know) asked me if I wanted one of his blankets.

So yeah. I'm not sure whether I did any good last night. But I did eat 8 hamburgers right before bed.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:
Mr. Pants, just as we brought out the stuffing. 

The first time in my life I have made a pie that my family didn't mock. 

Thanksgiving morning run around the pond next to my house. 

My Christmas village is on point. 

From my office window. 
Stranger Picture of the Week
From Mary + Spence, who sent us a picture of Mr. Pants's twin, Olive. Also, please everyone post pictures of your pets on Imzy ASAP. You have no idea how happy it will make me. I need to know your animals. This is not a drill. 

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

So my tweet was featured on this article. I feel like maybe we ought to troll the comments section. Because we haven't cause people problems in a while. Thanks, Anonymous.

My Survivor recap of the week at TV & Jelly.

15 gifs that show how things work. Thanks, Dave.

How to kiss, according to Shakespeare. Thanks, Tessa.

How to be an adult, according to Shakespeare. Thanks, Tessa.

Three reasons you don't want to adopt Eddie the Terrible. Thanks, Rebecca.

Jimmy Kimmel mocks a politically correct Thanksgiving. Thanks, Krishelle.

Couple recreates famous movie scenes using their cat. Thanks, Krishelle.

Krishelle sent me this one too. I don't even know.

Is your news feed a bubble? Thanks, Jack.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. You are an awesome person. Also, I adore the alien light silo that is bringing a highly advanced and futuristic Christmas to your cute village.

  2. So PAPP was all the rage when I was in Singapore. You can even buy pens with apples and pineapples on the ends. Its just so mesmerizing. Thankfully I don't know if it is all the rage here in Taiwan as I don't speak Mandarin and well, I don't know anyone....yet.....

    1. Where do you live in Taiwan? I went to Taipei a few years ago and it was one of the cleanest cities I've ever seen.

  3. I commented on the article Eli (and I was shocked that I was evidently the first to do so) about how you were the illegitimate love child of Flo and Fidel but it pulled in my FB profile and listed my profession and employer. I thought twice about leaving it there because I wasn't sure about how my employer would feel about it - I chickened out and deleted it . . . . .sorry.

    Also - how do you get the edges of your crust to look like that? I'm a phenomenal pie maker but my crusts look blah.

    1. It's a little trick I like to call "buy a frozen crust from the store."

    2. Well darn it! I buy all of my pre made but not pretty . . . . Pillsbury is my friend.

  4. The intro to this week's P&Ds made me spew my drink.

  5. Mr. Pants is perfect.

  6. I've decided to go back in time two years and adopt Eddie the Terrible. I think he's my soulmate.