Friday, October 18, 2013

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Happy weekend, Strangers. I hope you all have a nice one. My 10-year-old niece called me late last night to remind me that I said she could come stay with me Friday night. I picked up the phone and asked her why she was up so late and she emphatically explained, "I need to know if I can still come over. I just CAN'T sleep until this is resolved."

I hope this kid never runs for president.

And now, your pictures and distractions:

Kurt and Hannah at the Farmers' Market.

My friends and I get the pulled pork at the Farmers' Market every week and then see if it is even possible to pour on too much bbq sauce. (Note: It is not)

And then we stop by Ana's empanada stand. And she poses like a supermodel. 

A nice fall bike ride up the canyon with Paul Cyclemon last Saturday.

I made a German chocolate cake from scratch for Bob's birthday! Happy birthday, Roberto!

And then I stole this baby. 

Stranger Picture of the Week
Jolyn sends me about 30 "snapchats" every day. Here's one of them.

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

Animal mashups that should never happen. Thanks, Angela.

Cat scientists of the 1960s. Thanks, Stephanie.

Warning: Q of C picture. Thanks, Sarah.

Idiotic, but real, travel complaints. Thanks, Anna.

Animals tricking each other. Thanks, Kendall.

Catch a spider with silly string. I could have used this information in Palau.  Thanks, Julie.

Prayer requests. The request from the Jewish person just made me laugh out loud. Thanks, Denise.

And finally, it's been too long since the last time I made you watch this video. Thanks, Paul. For everything.

~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Listen, the Jews can craft too...around Passover, my Sunday school had us making horseradish stuff and Stars of David with sparkles, glue, and elbow macaroni. Don't be jealous of my Hebrew artistry.

  2. Hannah is getting entirely too chummy with Kurt. Back off lady.

  3. I'm so glad to know Paul Cyclemon made the trip with you!

    And thanks, Angela, for giving me a great Friday morning link to share with my FB "cute animal lovers"!

  4. Holy crow - those animals are JERKS!

  5. That Hmong funeral flower business is serious stuff! They funeralize for days! I wish I would have thought about going into that line of work when I lived in Minnesota. . . .

  6. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort'. We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service." hahahaha

  7. I want to bury my face in that cake. Also, why does that baby hate you?

    1. The look on the baby's face is priceless!

  8. Sounds like that niece of yours might take after her uncle. "I can't sleep until I know" sounds curiously like something Eli would say.

  9. The Salt Lake City farmers market is so wonderful! I live in Idaho Falls, but my mom and I went in July, and it is so fantastic! *sigh* I could almost move to SLC for the farmers market alone. Except for that little voice in my head that screams I'd need a job and place to live first; because I need $ to buy stuff from there, and a place to keep it.

  10. That baby is awesome. I want.

  11. That last video is classic. Especially the kid in the plaid pants. His dances how I would imagine you dancing, Eli.

  12. Also, this:

    1. watched at work. the client was crying from laughing so hard. i am glad it's not my son.

  13. Aaaand now that I've watched that traumatizing spiders and silly string video right before bed, I'm expecting my dreams to be plagued with nightmarish visions of spiders spraying ME with silly string and eating me alive... I almost wet myself when the evil creature in the tub tried to CHARGE/ATTACK... No. Way. In. Hell...

  14. 19. "My fiance and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."

    That's a real complaint? Wow