I texted Rebecca yesterday to tell her that I decided not to eat gluten this week in order to prove to her that gluten allergies aren't real. She responded that this didn't make sense and that my not eating gluten could never prove that there is no such thing as gluten allergies. I insisted she was wrong about this. But now I'm starting to second-guess myself because I haven't eaten anything that tastes like food in four days and I'm starving and angry and I can't see or think anymore OMG THIS MUST BE HOW REBECCA FEELS ALL THE TIME!

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

John Michael got me to go to my first ever tailgate party. Apparently there was some sort of sports game event after. It was very cold. I complained a lot. 

We Christmased! Well, Skylar did. I mostly just watched. 

Sometimes I think Mr. Pants might be on drugs. 

Two of my favorite finds from Belgrade earlier this year.

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

Inspired by this week's post regarding my photo shoot with the Pantses, Michelle sent a number of pictures she and her roommate took in 2004 with their pets. She informed me, "the ferrets clearly stole the show. They're practically models." 

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

My Survivor recap this week, hosted by TV & Jelly.

"No way to prevent this," says only nation where this regularly happens.

Homophobic Tumblr post transformed into a dystopian adventure novel. Thanks, Skylar.

OMG I need this for Christmas. Thanks, Margee.

Updated "Fire and Rain." Thanks, Christy.

Read the second Dear Abby letter. Thanks, Andrea.

Vegas selfie video guy gets a redo. Thanks, Jocelyn.

Chicken tank-tops. Thanks, Judy.

Bear sleeping bag. Thanks, Wendi.


Please spend hours on this site, starting with this photo. Thanks, Maren.

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