My assistant, Brianne, walks into my office every morning and asks me what kind of "mood" I'm in before saying anything else. I don't know if this means that she sees me as a moody person. But if I say anything besides, "I'm super happy today," she offers to give me a very uncomfortable hug, which I know she doesn't actually want to give because she has more personal space issues than I do. This essentially becomes a very inappropriate and confusing game of chicken that I feel like I always lose.

I feel like only a mom can pull that off as well as she can.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

Mr. Pants does not like to be bothered during Survivor.

Survivor crew in the house!

It's still winter where I bike. 

Descending Citycreek. 

I refreshed my great grandpa Hinkle's large 1972 painting he did. Happy to have a part of him hanging in my house.

The best Airbnb ad I've found to date. 

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

My recap from this week's insane episode of Survivor.

The most valuable toys from your childhood. Thanks, Krishelle.

19 photos of kids that are never not funny. Thanks, Krishelle.

Newborn goat climbs her first rock. Thanks, Brian.

Dog sings and makes birthday special. Thanks, Brian.

Worst local commercials ever. Thanks, Jared.

People who accidentally dressed like their surroundings. Thanks, Matt.

How ink is made. Thanks, Sarah.

The 7 most unintentionally nightmarish children's characters. Thanks, Brandon.

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~It Just Gets Stranger