I have some news that is about to change your lives. Well, maybe not change them. But I suspect that you'll be excited to hear this news. Or you'll be at least interested. Or mildly intrigued. Or . . . well if you're not at least mildly intrigued then I don't know why on Earth you even come here. (Note: the answer is BECAUSE WHAT IF PAUL SIMON).

Phone conversation today:
Eli: Hello?

Daniel: I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

Eli: Oh dear.

Daniel: Guess who lives in Salt Lake City now!?

Eli: You are going to cause chaos in my life.

Daniel: I'll do my worst!

Eli: The timing is suspicious and I'm suddenly not convinced that you and Rebecca aren't the same person and this isn't some kind of Mrs. Doubtfire situation.

Daniel: Pardonnez-moi?

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:

Paul Cyclemon, waiting in transition.

With my sisters the day before the race.

Brandt trying on sunglasses to wear during the race.

Salt Lake City from the office on a rainy spring day.

Taking Paul Cyclemon apart to fit him into my sister's car after the race.

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

Thanks, Andrea. But be ye not fooled: the Q of C has no friends.

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

Untranslatable words. Thanks, Kim.

Mugshot t-shirts. Thanks, Francie.

Here. Let this video guilt you out of using social media and explain why you're still single. Thanks, Jack.

Every chicken dance from Arrested Development. Thanks, Francie.

Beautiful steps artwork. Thanks, Francie.

Fun pictures of a dad and his three-year-old daughter. Thanks, Kim.

A proposal to build a mountain in Berlin. Thanks, Brian.

This video had me on the edge of my seat. The first time man broke the four-minute mile. Thanks, Brian.

Shaq vs. cat. Thanks, Michelle.

Missed connections on Craigslist . . . for jerks. Thanks, Austin.

And a blast from the past for me. In honor of Mother's Day, let's let Mr. T remind us to treat our mothers right. Thanks, Kalli.

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~It Just Gets Stranger