Dear Salt Lake Crowd, please don't forget to join us at The Porch on Saturday night at 9:00. The only thing better than Halloween is Halloween PLUS The Porch. Oh, and also Paul Simon, cheesecake, when you realize there is another pack of string cheese in the fridge that you forgot about--ok, so there are a lot of things that are better than Halloween. BUT COME ANYWAY. (FB link).

Happy Halloweeeeeeeen. I don't know why I said it like that. I think I was hoping that it would help you read that word in a creepy voice. But I guess putting all of those extra letters wouldn't necessarily have that effect. Maybe you just read it like how people say "cheese" for pictures. Which isn't spooky at all. But it does make you smile.


And now, your Pictures and Distractions. (Please feel free to follow me on what the kids are calling the Instagrams.)

With my favorite Australian at the Women's conference.

Park City in the fall.

The ridiculously nice suite at the St. Regis during the Women's Conference.

The last Lagoon selfie of the season with Ms. Hannah Rose.

Park City in the fall.

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

Found at the in-laws. Thanks Chandra.
And another. The Q of C makes an appearance on the Delta flight video. Thanks, Rebecca.

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

24 amazing pictures of Salt Lake. Thanks, Kimbally.

Hip hop albums that need to have a cat remix. Thanks, Sarah.

I wrote this bio for a blogger that you should check out because he's awesome. Thanks, Eli.

The morbid Victorian Era. Thanks, Francie.

Ridiculous Aladdin cat. Thanks, Tony.

Brilliant uses of the smartphone. Thanks, Juni.

Grownups getting stuck in playground equipment. Thanks, Juni.

Things people in the 1800s did with bodies. Thanks, Emilie.

Notes to God from the children. Thanks, Krishelle.

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~It Just Gets Stranger