Y'all. Lee emailed me about the relative finder thing to tell me he finally figured out how to use it because apparently he didn't really know how to Internet. And I was like, "genealogy was soooooooooooooooooooooo last week, Lee." And he was like, "talk to the hand." And I was like "stop trying to make 'fetch' happen."

Anyway. Apparently Lee figured out how to Internet and as it turns out he is related to some of us so you might want to go back and check. Apparently he and I are 12th cousins once removed and he is now calling me "Cousin." You guys. I can't carry this burden alone. (Burden AND Privilege, Lee. In case you're still reading. Love you! See you at the family reunion!)

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:

When you're at a dinner party and everyone starts talking about a current event you've never heard of.

I'm crushing the family sunflower growing competition. This one is nearly 10 feet tall. 

My newest pumpkin from the SLC Farmers Market.

Mr. Pants is more interested in thrill and fashion than in breathing.

Mr. Pants in a daze on my lap.

"Jolyn, what do you want to do for your birthday?" "Hmm. We haven't been to the cemetery in a while!" Things not often said in friendships that don't include Jolyn Metro. 

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

Spotted in the Philippines by Sydney. 

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

My weekly recap of Survivor at a great site hosted by Stranger Meg.

Five humblebrag Facebook statuses. Thanks, Antoinette.

Ridiculous thrift store finds. Thanks, Janel.

Girls at a baseball game taking selfies. Thanks, Depet Mode.

Surprise! Pluto has blue skies. Thanks, Jack.

The 50 weirdest foods from around the world. Thank, Tyler.

Raccoon thinks it's a dog. Thanks, Jamie.

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