Today is Jolyn's birthday. And by today, I mean Thursday. Because that's when I post Pictures & Distractions. Most of you don't see this until Friday. Which means that most of you missed Jolyn's birthday. And I'm not saying Jolyn is the kind of person who notices that sort of thing, but I am saying that Jolyn once gave my phone number out to the entire Internet and invited literally hundreds of people to text and call me to talk about Star Wars. So I'm not sure you want to get on this person's bad side.

Happy birthday, sister. I love you and I fear you. And I love that I fear you.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

Mr. Pants.

From Rebecca's hippy wedding.


Mr. Pants climbed into this empty baby carrier to take a nap, Adam took a picture, and the whole world exploded.

Mr. Pants gives the best snuggles after a long day.

I think I forgot to share this photo from a few weeks ago when Mr. Pants saw Matt working, walked over to him, and took a nap on his shoulder.

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

My Survivor recap of the week.

Real drawings brought to life. Thanks, Sonja.

Finalists of the comedy wildlife photography awards. Thanks, Amy.


A case for spending money on experiences and not things. Thanks, Brian.

Man reads every Yahoo Answer misspelling of "pregnant." Thanks, Matt.

From The Onion.

Awkward Halloween family photos. Thanks, Mags.

A delightful campaign commercial out of Texas. Thanks, Chad.

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~It Just Gets Stranger