Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pictures From My Phone & Weekly Distractions

Another strange week has come and gone. I was thinking about how it has already been one year, to this month, that Snuggie Texts happened, the post through which most of you ended up finding Stranger. Many of you have asked a lot of questions over the last year and have hoped for more details about the circumstances surrounding Snuggie Texts as well as the aftermath. I decided a year ago that for many reasons I wouldn't entertain those conversations much, and so I haven't.

But after some push from several friends, I have decided that for the anniversary of Snuggie Texts, next week I will shed some light on the story. Why am I telling you this today? Two reasons: 1) So you'll get super excited and fail to accomplish anything this weekend, and 2) To ask you to please leave any questions or suggestions in the comments of this post about what, specifically, you would like me to address when talking about Snuggie Texts, including any questions you have about it, about the people it involved, etc.

Anyway, this week's edition of pictures from my phone is a special one. These shots were all taken in Guam where I basked in civilization for 4 days. I feel very self-centered posting several pictures of myself. But I guess that's what a single guy with a personal blog does.

Overjoyed to be standing in a Kmart. And that is a sentence I never thought I would write.

Spotted in Guam. Felt terrified for the remainder of the evening.
Needs no explanation.

At Macy's in Guam. I tried on hats for 45 minutes. I don't even wear hats.

Ok, so Guam is kind of pretty.
Chasing chickens in Guam. This was the happiest and scariest moment of my week.

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

Christmas music using grade-school instruments.

Stranger got nominated for a few blog awards on this fun site. Voting is open until the end of today (Friday), if you care to add your voice.

I know this is so July, but I just saw it this week. The best faces of the Olympics.

Hysterical autocorrect. Warning: Some of them are a bit edgy.

The Hunger Games bad lip reading.

The Sexy People blog, for when you need to feel a little better about yourself.

~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. thanks... just, thanks!

  2. Frankly, I did get here as a result of the Snuggie texts. I stayed for the irreverence.

    But, now I'm endlessly curious about what sort of questions are generated by people in regards to The Great Snuggie Incident of 2011, as I like to call it.

    So, while I won't lose any sleep pondering the possibilities, I will check back next week to see what kinds of questions you get asked.

  3. So, I LOVE pintrest, and I'm always very amused when I see one of your posts up there. I will say, that the snuggie texts have been recurring a lot lately! I love you blog! I check your's and thebloggess every day when I come into work!

  4. That third pic is just priceless

  5. I would like to hear about whether you have had any contact with Jane in the last year. Do you know who she is? Also, I think it would be interesting to hear about how it all spread so quickly and what that was like for you. But whatever you say will probably be really interesting! Can't wait!

  6. So can't believe that Eli's Mom Blog wasn't nominated for best craft blog, or best adult blog, or anything for that matter. I think June Snapple must be on the committee.

    1. Are you serious? Those crafts are SO WAY CUTE! I was inspired to make a dreamcatcher with matches, but it set my cat on fire, so I didn't get a photo :(

  7. Perfect distractions. Who needs to study for their finals and pass their classes anyway!? ;)

  8. Eli, I am both shocked and disappointed to see that your mommy blog did not get nominated for best parent blog or crafty type blogs, and that none of fortify's work was nominated for most inspirational, or thought provoking post. This woman clearly only knows what she is talking about when it comes to humor. She must have no idea what real crafting, parenting, inspiring, and thought provoking is about.

  9. This is one of my favorite lip readings

  10. Thank you for the sexy people link. Feeling pretty good about myself right now.

  11. Thank you so much for posting that hunger games bad lip reading video. It made my life, by far the most hilarious video I have ever seen. Also I love your blog... how are you so flipping funny???

  12. Do you always carry a purse around? Or did you just get that at Kmart as a celebratory thing?