Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pictures From My Phone & Weekly Distractions

Daniel flew into Salt Land last night. This morning I ventured off to the office, of course making sure he had food and that all of the child locks and safety hazards were taken care of. I told Daniel I would check on him throughout the day and make sure he had everything he needed.

Daniel: Where's the laundry?

Eli: Huh?

Daniel: Don't get smart with me. Just tell me where it is. Let's get this over with.

Eli: Oh. Did you want to do my laundry? 

Daniel: Eli. At least have the courtesy of not gently manipulating me into doing it. Just tell me where it is so I can get started.

A closet door was then opened. A nation's worth of dirty clothes came pouring out of it, filling the apartment. Daniel should really think twice next time he decides to stop doing my laundry for six months.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions.

With Kyle and Emily, participating in our weekly Survivor party without Brandt who took his Disney prince hair and went to Ireland for work.

A friend took us to a speakeasy in Salt Lake City that has been preserved since the prohibition era and is apparently still kept a secret to some degree. 

Two of my adorable nieces wearing the same dress. I think it's still ok at this age.

A mostly failed attempt at a selfie with the nieces. 

Stranger Picture of the Week
Thanks, Becca, who spotted this threatening sign. 

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

Cashcats. What the crap? Thanks, Cassia.

Three-year-old with compelling argument for cupcakes. Thanks, Trisha.

Most amazing tree houses in the world. Thanks, Angela.

For when you miss your cat. Thanks, Megan.

Scientists discover chicken from Hell. Thanks, Jacob (and about 20 others!).

Jedi Cats! Thanks, Garrett.

Crimean voters excited to exercise democracy for the last time. Thanks, Paul.

Watch the borders change in Europe over 1,000 years. Thanks, Jason.

Before and after photos of a man who walked 3,000 miles through China. Thanks, Krishelle.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. I think I speak on behalf of all of the Strangers when I say that we're a little offended that you didn't invite us to your Survivor party. Please don't let that happen again.

  2. Daniel is so selfish. Did he expect you to do the laundry?!

  3. Question.....Did you have enough clothes to not run out of clean ones for 6 months or did you wear dirty ones or just keep buying more? I routinely buy new socks just so I don't have to mate the huge basket of socks I already have even though they are clean......

    1. Oh and can I borrow Daniel to come mate my socks, they are clean he wouldn't have to wash anything...........

    2. Can he come fold my laundry? It gets washed and dried, and then ends up in piles on the couch waiting to be folded. Mocking me every time I enter the room!

  4. Cash Cats is extremely disturbing.

  5. Jedi Cats wasn't that funny to me. Then flashes of it started playing in my mind about an hour later. Now I can't stop laughing.

  6. Your hair looks fantastic in those pictures, Eli. What is your secret?