So Neil Gorsuch's name was put forward as a SCOTUS nominee this week and this has caused me all sorts of PTSD because you may remember that in November I wrote about arguing an Eighth Amendment case at the Tenth Circuit. Well, Judge Gorsuch was on my judging panel and I have traumatic memories of fighting with him about something I didn't think would be an issue for the first seven minutes of my argument.

I immediately texted Rebecca, who was in attendance that day, to see if she had heard the news. She responded, as any supportive friend would, "I can't believe you were beat up by a future Supreme Court justice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I don't love her characterization of the fight's outcome, but it does make me sound slightly bad ass.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

Mr. Duncan Doodle sleeps a lot.

Such a hard life.

Matt sketched this. Because he's as obsessed with Mr. Doodle as I am with Mr. Pants.

The Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

Krishelle gave Matt sewing lessons. 

Mr. Pants, sunbathing. 

A little jaunt up the canyon.

Facemasks with Matt, Natalie, and Skylar. They were painful. Matt made us use acid. 

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

Meg's Bachelor recaps are at their best this season. Seriously.

One beautiful chicken. The Q of C's alter-ego. Thanks, Jillian.

A sad update on Ukraine, where things have escalated again. Thanks, Michelle.

Sometimes The Onion just really gets me. Thanks, Krishelle.

Interesting article about where we get our news. Thanks, Brian.

Why you can't use cell phones on planes (some brief strong language). Thanks, Chad.

50 interesting google Earth images. Thanks, Ben.

40 awesome life hacks. Thanks, Cami.

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~It Just Gets Stranger