Happy weekend, Strangers. I hope you all have a nice one. My 10-year-old niece called me late last night to remind me that I said she could come stay with me Friday night. I picked up the phone and asked her why she was up so late and she emphatically explained, "I need to know if I can still come over. I just CAN'T sleep until this is resolved."

I hope this kid never runs for president.

And now, your pictures and distractions:

Kurt and Hannah at the Farmers' Market.

My friends and I get the pulled pork at the Farmers' Market every week and then see if it is even possible to pour on too much bbq sauce. (Note: It is not)

And then we stop by Ana's empanada stand. And she poses like a supermodel. 

A nice fall bike ride up the canyon with Paul Cyclemon last Saturday.

I made a German chocolate cake from scratch for Bob's birthday! Happy birthday, Roberto!

And then I stole this baby. 

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

Jolyn sends me about 30 "snapchats" every day. Here's one of them.

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

Animal mashups that should never happen. Thanks, Angela.

Cat scientists of the 1960s. Thanks, Stephanie.

Warning: Q of C picture. Thanks, Sarah.

Idiotic, but real, travel complaints. Thanks, Anna.

Animals tricking each other. Thanks, Kendall.

Catch a spider with silly string. I could have used this information in Palau.  Thanks, Julie.

Prayer requests. The request from the Jewish person just made me laugh out loud. Thanks, Denise.

And finally, it's been too long since the last time I made you watch this video. Thanks, Paul. For everything.

~It Just Gets Stranger