Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Someone mistakenly parked in my assigned spot in the underground parking at the office and then left the country for the rest of the month. I informed the relevant people and they temporarily assigned me to park in a previously unassigned spot until the offender returns and moves her car. Unfortunately the spot they assigned me to is a handicapped spot, so every day when I pull into it and climb out of my vehicle, I get dirty looks from whoever happens to be nearby and I keep finding myself implicitly wanting to limp as I walk or otherwise act like I'm in pain rather than attempt to explain the truth.

I can't be sure, but I think yesterday morning I saw a woman try to take a picture of me as I was retrieving my gym bag from the car. I am SO going to end up on America's Most Wanted over this.

And now, your Pictures and Distractions:
I stole this from Mr. Pants's Instagram account. Because I need you to see how he looks after getting out of the bath.

From a fantastic Cleveland wedding. 

Spotted just outside of my conference in Cleveland. I really wish I knew what prompted them to finally make a sign for this.

Mr. Pants is so sleepy!

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

Confusing black and white dance costumes. Thanks, Stephanie.

Cat Hospital. Thanks, Janel.

If you ever stop believing the human race has too much time on its hands, please read this article and the comments. Thanks, Lisa.

40 cringeworthy men's fashion ads from the 70s. Thanks, Emelle.

My new favorite handbag. Thanks, Janel.

5 chain restaurants you can never visit again. Thanks, Emily.

For all my peops who have ever played the recorder (all of you). Thanks, Lisa.

This Trump thing isn't funny anymore. Thanks, Shannon.

A depressing Friends theory. Thanks, Chad.

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  2. I'm just taking a guess here... but spit cups. I used to bartend and constantly had to have spit cups for men chewing tobacco on hand.

  3. Who parks their car AT WORK, and then leaves on vacation?!?! That has to be the dumbest thing I ever heard. You need to smack that person when they get back.

  4. Show the lady who took your picture your instagram photo # 2. That'll change her mind.( My wife spotted your photo and has replaced me and the kids as her screen saver.)

  5. Re: the cup sign. What are you supposed to do if you have a sudden, burning desire to perform a rendition of the cup song? WHAT THEN?

  6. I hate that Friends theory and wish it wasn't viral.

    1. Ok, this just became the new "dumbest thing I ever heard". That's 2 in one day. What a horrible ending that would have been for Friends. It would have been like a huge kick in the knickers. Kind of like how they ended How I Met Your Mother.

  7. I'm a little disappointed you didn't include Instagram photo #2, as it is both a picture AND a distraction.

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    1. Yes. I believe that's a Greek Orthodox wedding if I'm not mistaken.

  9. I'm a republican/conservative, and I find absolutely nothing attractive about Trump, politically or as a person. Yeesh.

    The Starving Inspired

  10. Oh, Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. How could you do that to us? I know, I know, I DID give everyone those men's fashions this week (thanks, Eli). But YOU. You gave us an even-harder-to-listen-to-than-Celine version? Okay, yeah, you're right, Celine's not that hard to listen to, unless it's that time of year where the song is ubiquitous. But I couldn't take more than, oh, two notes that didn't quite land before I had to Cut. It. Out.

    The recorder, ugh. Who invented that thing? Who thought that it would be a good way to introduce children to musical instruments? Who still thinks it qualifies as a musical instrument? Oh, my bleeding ears.

  11. Re: Mr. Pants' Instagram pic: was it hashtagged #iwokeuplikedis ?