By the good graces of God, Matt got very very sick this week. He asked me if I could come to his place and take Ollie for a day or two, since he didn't feel up to taking him outside every few hours. When I showed up 14 seconds later, Matt was sitting on the center of his bed, hunched over, and looking like the girl from The Exorcist.

And I was like, "poor Matt. You look awful and WHERE'S OLLIE!??!?" And then I gathered all of Ollie's things, took him home, changed my number, and Rebecca and I entered the Witness Protection Program for good measure.

Rebecca works from home and all throughout the next day I kept getting texts that would say, "Snuggling!" "Playing!" "Sleeping on my lap!" and then occasionally, "LICKING! WHY THE LICKING!?"

Unfortunately Matt found us after he got feeling better and came and took our happiness away.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions. (Please follow me on Istagram because PUPPY.)

This is the happiest you'll ever see me. I wish we could say the same for Ollie. ONE-SIDED. 

Rebecca and I were not pleased with the all-star treatment Matt got when he came to pick up Ollie--an all-star treatment we didn't exactly receive from our favorite puppy.

Oh. My. Gosh.

World, meet Burke. He's going to be doing the Boulder Ironman with me.

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

Thanks, Kayla. I am so sorry you had to get so close for the picture.

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

In case you missed it, a link to Rebecca's kickstarter video, which I posted yesterday. Please help spread the word.

The things the human race devotes attention and resources to. Thanks, Nancy.

Celebrities as female Mexican gang members. Thanks, Nancy.

Beautiful pictures from around the world. Thanks, Cambry.

Some text pranks (and some adult language). Thanks, Corrie.

I have no idea why this is so addicting to watch. Thanks, Georgia.

HORRIFYING baby pictures. Thanks, Francie.

Unexplained gifs. Thanks, Lee.

Science agrees that cats are evil. Thanks, Rebecca.

Boxing kangaroos. Thanks, Victoria.

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~It Just Gets Stranger