Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Happy weekend, Strangers. I'm back in Salt Lake City, remembering what it's like to have responsibilities. AND I DO NOT LIKE IT.

Why do I have to be the only one who feeds my cats? Does Rebecca do nothing around here?

Please enjoy some pictures from this week's Ironman/Tahoe/Napa trip and some weekly distractions.

(Please feel free to follow me on Instagram so you can see all of these pictures TWICE).
Tahoe just after the race was cancelled. 

Checking in two days before the race.

The five bags I meticulously packed.

Paul Cyclemon eagerly awaiting race day.

Picking up the run bags just after the race was cancelled. 


Damage from the recent earthquake in Napa.

House in Napa.

Biking with Nic through the vineyards near Napa.

Nic: part man, part bicycle. 

Let it go; let it go. 

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

A song for losers. Thanks, Janel.

Glamping in my favorite place. Thanks, Bettyna.

The trucker's hitch. Thanks, Steph.

For all the Leslie Knope fans out there. Thanks, Tara.

Photos that will irritate you. Seriously. Thanks, Tom.

The affirmation mirror. Or as I like to call it, "Rebecca." Thanks, Jill.

Amazing video of his original song from our friend Taylor Berrett.

Is this spacial reasoning? I wish I had this gift. Thanks, Tyler.

Oh my gosh. WHAT IF PAUL SIMON!?!?!? Thanks, Rachel.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Isn't Wine Country gorgeous? Makes me want to drink, or at the very least, vacation there.

    Is that the Napa County Courthouse? I didn't realize it had been damaged during the quake. Though, I'm not surprised, it was a pretty big one. Damn thing woke me up! My cat slept through it, though. Says so much about cats, don't you think?

    There's a serious lack of pictures of your hair, Eli. How are we supposed to tell you how amazing it looks if we can't see it?!

  2. I'm glad you had a nice trip, even though things didn't go according to plan. That smoke looks pretty bad.

  3. Nic is hot. There. I said it.

    1. What!?!? But you can't even see his face. What if he's got "crazy eyes"?

    2. You can just tell. Sometimes you can just tell.

  4. Ahh, Napa. One picture of a road in Napa or Sonoma county, and I'm all vaklempt. I've lived there twice, and I think it's possibly modeled after heaven. Except the earthquakes, which is why I don't live there any more. *sniff*

    Sorry the race didn't turn out, but think how really ready you are for the next one, right??

  5. You got me hooked on Taylor Berrett (I think it was a year or two ago) when you first put a link to him up, so thanks for the new video! I thought I'd seen em all!

  6. #20! OMG, #20!! Let me slit my wrists with #29 over #20!!! But #39, oh, yeah. Serious LOL with that one.