I will forever and always be jet-lagged for as long as I live. I've been home now for about five days but I feel like I've been dead for about twenty years. What's scary is that since my birthday happened during the whole trip mess, I can't tell whether I'm tired because of what I just put myself through in Eastern Europe or if this is what it feels like to be thirty.

Someone please bring me some prune juice and a cane!

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:

My niece, Kate, who can always make me smile.

Brandt gave me a record of Paul Simon's Graceland for my birthday (the greatest album of all time). I was giddy. Then I immediately stuck it in my record player. Because, yes, of course I have a record player but no ipod. 

Driving through snow from the family reunion a couple of weeks ago.

My new painting from L'viv. Getting framed now.

I found another one of Rebecca and Kyle's Easter eggs. Eight more to go.

The Mormon temple in Kyiv.

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

Thanks, Chava

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

Pictures that desperately need an explanation. Thanks, Alesha.

Cat saves boy from dog attack. Thanks, Anna.

Unrelated correlations. Thanks, Chad.

China's obsession with Kenny G. Thanks, Brian.

The intelevator. Thanks, Kim.

Gluten free people don't know what gluten is (REBECCA!!!). Thanks, Michelle.

Cat runs into door on tv. Oh. My. Gosh. Thanks, Veronica.

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~It Just Gets Stranger