Hi I just took Duncan outside and he didn't want to walk in the snow so he just stood on the patio for five minutes so I walked into the snow to show him it was ok and I pretended to go potty in the yard in hopes this would encourage him to do the same and it did not work and he just stood there and watched me and in the process I stepped in dog poop because it snowed before I could get out and clean up the month-worth of dog poop back there so now it's all buried in snow in places I can't see MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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Snuggle times with Mr. Pants

Mr. Pants getting his hair did.

Ten years--got gayer.

Sorry I'm so good at knitting.

Matt and Skylar wearing the exact same outfit is not going to help all the people on the internet who already think they're the same person.

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

I'm a war correspondent.

Jolyn joined us on Hive Mind!

Just a fantastic article about the decor of every Mormon house ever.

Such a lovely cover of Ring Out Wild Bells (my favorite holiday song).

I have watched the Peloton bike commercial 12,000 times. Thanks, Brian.

This Tom Hanks story will make you feel less bad. Thanks, Amanda.

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