All y'all, Strangerville Live is NEXT WEEK. It's in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 6 at 8:00 PM. There will be snacks. We are bribing you with food to get you there. We usually only try to bribe you with promised nudity!

I went to Jolyn's apartment the other day and held her dog on my lap while she practiced her story in front of me. Then I told her she was pretty and I would vote for her for president because that's the kind of friend I am.

Her story is wonderful. So are the others. You need to come. Get your tickets here. Bring friends. Tell them the event is featuring a series of lectures on the breeding habits of silk worms. That way they'll be pleasantly surprised when they get there and find out it's really a series of lectures on the breeding habits of chickens.

So come.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

We've joined a cult. 

This picture was taken almost exactly three years ago, the night before our first Strangerville Live show. We had spent the evening hanging lights in the venue and trying not to panic. I'm amazed at how far we've come since then, thanks so much to your amazing support of our little project. 

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

First, you need to check out this week's Strangerville, featuring an amazing story about a woman who briefly became prison pen pals with Rod Blagojevich in 2014:

I wrote an article about technology and why Skylar and I aren't allowed to go to Costco anymore.

Meg went to a live Bachelor show and it was . . . what it was.

We talked with Jolyn about High School Musical The Musical The Series on Hive Mind.

Photos of people trying to sell mirrors. Thanks, Mimi.

What to do with overtalkers. Thanks, Laurel.

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~It Just Gets Stranger