Happy weekend, Strangers. I'm back in Salt Lake City, remembering what it's like to have responsibilities. AND I DO NOT LIKE IT.

Why do I have to be the only one who feeds my cats? Does Rebecca do nothing around here?

Please enjoy some pictures from this week's Ironman/Tahoe/Napa trip and some weekly distractions.

(Please feel free to follow me on Instagram so you can see all of these pictures TWICE).

Tahoe just after the race was cancelled. 

Checking in two days before the race.

The five bags I meticulously packed.

Paul Cyclemon eagerly awaiting race day.

Picking up the run bags just after the race was cancelled. 


Damage from the recent earthquake in Napa.

House in Napa.

Biking with Nic through the vineyards near Napa.

Nic: part man, part bicycle. 

Let it go; let it go. 

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

A song for losers. Thanks, Janel.

Glamping in my favorite place. Thanks, Bettyna.

The trucker's hitch. Thanks, Steph.

For all the Leslie Knope fans out there. Thanks, Tara.

Photos that will irritate you. Seriously. Thanks, Tom.

The affirmation mirror. Or as I like to call it, "Rebecca." Thanks, Jill.

Amazing video of his original song from our friend Taylor Berrett.

Is this spacial reasoning? I wish I had this gift. Thanks, Tyler.

Oh my gosh. WHAT IF PAUL SIMON!?!?!? Thanks, Rachel.

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~It Just Gets Stranger