I looked out my office window today and saw the thing I dread most: a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.

And so it begins.

Someone please give me a reason to live.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions. (Please follow me on Instagram even though I take terrible pictures.)

Good to know that I may not be too old to have Cathie push me around in the cart. 

The ladies preparing to experience a day of Ragnar HELL.


I found this thank you note from best friend Corey, written almost six years ago when she was married. I didn't know her well enough at the time to recognize that she was mocking me.

I got a haircut. 

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

Horrifying. Thanks, Kim. 

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

Guy babysits coworker's plant. Thanks, Magan.

Photographer recreates children's nightmares. Thanks, Sarah.

13 struggles of people who meow all the time. Thanks, Rachel.

Oh my gosh. How is this purse out of stock?! Thanks, Emilie.

A sneezing chicken. Thanks, Heather.

Daylight savings moving trailer. Thanks, Brittany.

Characters painted into thrift store paintings. I swear to you this stuff is sold at our Farmers' Market in SLC. Thanks, Brittany.

Replace ads online with pictures of kittens. Thanks, Maria.

WHAT IF PAUL SIMON?! Thanks, Francie.

Dirds. Thanks, Sadie.

The dark secrets of the bird world. Thanks, Stephanie.

Poltrygeist. Thanks, Matt.

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~It Just Gets Stranger