It's been kind of a hard week here in Strangerville. Didn't someone promise once that after you turn 30 everything goes exactly how you plan for the rest of your life? I swear I read that once in the Bible. Or a fortune cookie or something. Or on the side of a bus.

Wherever it was, IT WAS A LIE!

I hope I didn't hear it in an episode of Glee. I don't want to think that Glee can give false information.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:

Mr. Matt sketching at Art Night.

Hannah cooking at Art Night.

Matt painting at Art Night.

A new maximum speed for me on the bike the other day. I don't know whether the screaming made me go faster or slower.

On my run today, just minutes from my office.

With Hannah at Lagoon.

Also, WHY DID I SWEAT THIS MUCH THE OTHER DAY?! It wasn't even hot! Oh, and NSFW!!! GROSS!!!

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

The Queen of Colors's's's's's's's newest disguise. Thanks, Becky.

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

Daily affirmations. I need this child to come visit me. Thanks, Stephanie.

Synchronized cat dancing. Everyone please immediately email this link to everyone in your office. Thanks, Veronica.

Glad to hear Cathie isn't the only mother to request something like this. Thanks, Esther.


Cat ice-cube trays. Thanks, Brooke.

Note: I will automatically say yes to anyone who says this to me. Thanks, Ashley.

This site mocks buzzfeed. And it might be my new favorite thing on the Internets. Thanks, Scott.

Girl who fakes her period. (Warning--awkward period and anatomy jokes). Thanks, Kyle.

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~It Just Gets Stranger