Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Great. Now we all have lice.

So the other day I posted that thing about Strangerhood of the Traveling Snuggie and I thought that maybe you guys would all just think it was such a stupid idea that you would be ashamed to know me and you would delete my number from your phones. But instead eleventy hundred of you emailed me your addresses and social security numbers and names of your children's pediatricians, which was weird because I already have a pediatrician.

First of all, it's very alarming how easy it is to get you people to send me your addresses on the internet. WE HARDLY KNOW EACH OTHER YOU COULD GET KIDNAPPED!

Not that we know what kidnapping is!

Second, I'm so happy that you all sent me your addresses because as it turns out you are all very evenly spread out across the country so I now have a place to stay in every state, which is going to be very convenient when I'm running from the law.

I am so excited about this incredibly important thing we are doing. I'm trying to organize the list so that the Snuggie moves as efficiently across the world as possible (with some exceptions). There were handfuls of people living in the same town as each other so I'm trying to group those up together so that some of you can save the time and postage and just hand-deliver the Snuggie package.


The whole thing depends on everyone doing their part as quickly and efficiently as possible, so when it gets passed to you, please neglect every possible obligation in your whole life and get me a picture and send it off as quickly as you possibly can.

And if you don't do it, just remember that I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!! [booming thunder!!!]

Also, if you emailed me your address, you are on the list. The list is getting long-ish so it may take a while for the Snuggie to get to you so please be patient.

Also also, one person emailed me and her address caught my eye because IT'S ON THE SAME FREAKING STREET AS MY HOUSE!

So I immediately emailed her back and inquired whether she was a murderer and she said she's probably not but that she saw me walking Duncan once and that was kind of trippy for her because she had no idea that we were neighbors. Then I walked over to her house and looked in all of her windows and she has so many cats that everyone reading this probably just got ringworm.

Which reminds me, every single person on the entire Internet emailed me yesterday and was like "WHAT IF PEOPLE DON'T WASH THE SNUGGIE AND WE ALL GET SMALLPOX."

If the human race is going to be wiped out because of Smallpox, I think it would be pretty cool if the history books used by dogs one day have an entire chapter called "Strangerhood of the Traveling Snuggie: How Humans Died." But also I was watching Madame Secretary on Sunday and someone got Smallpox and it looked really disgusting so I think it might be a good idea not to encourage that. So if you guys could, like, wash it occasionally, that would be awesome.

Also, please don't participate if you or anyone you've ever met in your entire life has had lice or bedbugs.

And finally, I'm told that in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants the item of clothing that gets passed around is special because it magically fits everyone in the group. Skylar told me to inform you that this Snuggie has the same quality.

Oh, and Skylar made this. It took him way too long.


~It Just Gets Stranger

39 comments:

  1. I am SO EXCITED!!! One question: what if one of us on the list moves before the Snuggie gets to us? Should we just email you and hope it hasn’t already been sent to our old address?? Notify you as soon as our plans change and demand to be removed from the list OR ELSE??? Should we send smoke signals to Tami????!?! Please advise.

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    1. Definitely. Please email if you move! I may check in with people from time to time to make sure they are still alive.

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  2. Suddenly feeling cautiously hopeful that there is another Stranger in my town and we can meet and hang out and get Runzas together and maybe catch a Huskers game. If there isn't a Stranger in my town then I guess this totes isn't even America anymore, ya'll. And I don't even say totes!

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    1. Runzas! My husband's family is from a small town in Nebraska and runzas were a tradition every Christmas. Unfortunately, we will be going to Lincoln and not that tiny Town, but I do miss runza runs.

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    2. LINCOLN IS MY TOWN! My day has just been made. AND you know, we do have Runza here, although honestly I have never had one. True story. (Hangs head)

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    3. It's alright Amy. I lived in Omaha for two years and went to Runza many times, but never got an actual Runza. I always opted for a salad or a burger...

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    4. Amy! Gosh darn it I just drove through your state! (Well, like four months ago, but still.) next time let's get Runzas!

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    5. Chaun, CALL ME, let's do this.

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    6. I'ma be in Lincoln right after Christmas (but before New Year's)! Maybe we can arrange a short get together! There's so much family happening with my husband's family Christmas, sometimes I need a break.

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    7. I would absolutely be in for this, if all strangers could somehow coordinate when they would be in Lincoln, i would be excited to meet some fellow Strangers! Amy rose

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    8. You could all email Eli and ask him to give each other your email addresses. That way you can connect without putting your emails here.

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    9. Because Eli has sooo much free time. ;)

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    10. I would be happy to help connect you!

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    11. Amy - I so wish you lived in Kalamazoo . . . . but I do have an ex-boyfriend who lives in Lincoln . . . his wife is bat-shit crazy.

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    12. Kalamazoo, Michigan?! I think we talked about this once a long time ago but my parents live in Michigan! Near Detroit, or Flint, or Pontiac, or somewhere nestled in that area. Nicole probably will never see this because who checks back at old comments? me, that's who. ... talking to myself...

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    1. My body was born ready for this. And if not, there is an essential oil that will cure us, right?! RIGHT?! Also, let us all pledge that whatever we crochet/knit/cross stitch/bedazzle to add our personal sparkle to this snuggle over the course of its travels, we will not contaminate it with any kind of essential oil. Deal? Shake on it. Done.

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    2. 😂😂😂 those damn essential oils.

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  4. How will we know that we receive the real, official stranger Snuggie and not a counterfeit someone replaces in order to keep a piece of you?

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  5. Is it even possible for lawyers to run from the law, since y'all pretty much make/defend/define/etc the laws?

    Also, you have permission to hideout at my house from the law if I can send you every legal agreement that I am SUPPOSED to read at the time of purchase. At best I skim through it looking for phrases like YOU WILL DIE IF... or WE WILL HAUNT YOU UNTIL... If these phrases aren't in it I probably didn't read it.

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    1. I would also take this deal. And guardianship of Duncan while you are on the lam. That’s no life for him! (Amy Rose)

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  6. I'd join, but I live waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay far off in the Philippines.

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    1. Wouldn't it be awesome, though, if the snuggie crossed borders?

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    2. I know my sister is hoping to have it somehow make it to her in Africa...

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    3. I have friends in New Zealand, South Africa, Great Britain, and all over Europe that we could send it to. Maybe we need to add an award for Farthest Afield snuggie photo.

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  7. I'm just gonna throw this out here... I'm looking for Albuquerqueans (or New Mexicans) who share a love of all things Stranger. Anyone??

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    1. You live in Albuquerque??? One of my dreams is to be a Stranger in your town and watch the eleventy hundred balloons take off in October...

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  8. Also, it just occurred to me when I was out for a run and thinking about this (am I the only one who keeps thinking about this blog in other parts of their life?) and I decided that I wish I had a Stranger to come peek in all my windows and give me an honest assessment about whether or not I have too many cats. I humbly request Skylar for this task.


    (spoiler alert: I have no cats, but we ARE working on talking my husband into a dog)

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    1. Apparently the most successful way to become a pet owner is to have a pet start living under your bushes and make you feel guilty everyday.

      Worked for our kittens at least . . .

      Michelle Collett

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    2. You're definitely not the only one to obsess. . . .er . . . thinks about this blog in other parts of their life.

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  9. I think there may need to be rewards for different milestones in this journey. Like most strangers in the snuggie, highest elevation photo, best qofc related snuggie photo, etc. It will be the Strangerville Oscars.

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    1. A refrigerator magnet with a photo of Tami on it for all the winners.

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  10. A) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE kidnap me! I'd love for this to be my claim to fame: kidnapped by famous blogger . . . details at 11!

    B) You can always hide out in my basement if you're running from the law.

    C) I think all of the Strangers should sign the Snuggie before sending it on.

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    1. But then again - signing it may not work if we're also washing it . . . . I just read in the comments on the other post that Eli gave us permission to add to it in some way though . . . . . . . woot!

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  11. I am apparently blind or something... I want to enter but can't find where to email you at....

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    1. Click on Contact Stranger at the top of the page and you'll find the email address. I'd type it here for you but I'm too lazy.

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  12. So I was in Salt Lake City last week for work and the hotel I was staying at had a state trooper convention and I was all like "it's a good thing I'm not running from the law" and now you say it like it's a bad thing and I'm confused.

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