Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

When I was in Spanish class in 8th grade Senorita Legos made us watch the film "E.T" in Spanish and the only thing I remember from that day is when E.T. says in a super creepy voice, "E.T. telefono mi casa!" And to this day, that is the most useful Spanish I know. Well, that and the words from the song "el es no gatos en Amerika" from "American Tale." You kids are too young to remember those films. In any language.

I don't know why I told you that.

Daddy isn't mad. He's just tired.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:
I took the road as far as it would let me and Paul Cyclemon go.


Look. I used tools. Trying to destroy the backyard pond: AKA, the bane of my existence. 

Sometimes Matt says "y'all." 

Matt in puppy heaven.

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

Strangerville was featured in this awesome article by Beehive Startups!

The 10 trendiest U.S. cities that you can still afford. Thanks, Tyler.

How much things from Harry Potter cost in dollars. Thanks, Brad.

Important information on Richard Simmons. Thanks, Haley.

Chicken socks. Thanks, Monica.

A very important video on personal hygiene. Thanks, Hannah.

Smithsonian photo contest. Thanks, Michelle.

Dog sitter videos. Thanks, Krishelle.

10 kinds of friendships. Thanks, Krishelle.

The Internet's most influential people. Thanks, Krishelle.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Pffft puh-lease, I practically grew up on An American Tale! And I'm only 20!! And I don't even say y'all!!! Wait......sorry, I got carried away there, anyway I LOVED that movie, and also An American Tale: Fievel Goes West

    1. When he starts talking about the original Land Before Time I'll be impressed.

    2. Oooh I love that movie too!! My cousin and I used to watch The Land Before Time movies (he owned every single one ever made) and all of the original Scooby Doo whenever I was at his house

  2. I don't believe you actually used that tool - I think you posed with your perfectly quaffed hair for that photo opp and then let Matt do the hard work.

    1. You might be surprised to hear this, but I actual did at least half of the labor on this one. Adam did the rest. Matt mostly watched us in between playing with puppies. HE'S SO LAZY!

    2. But we forgive him because THOSE EYES!

  3. I have and wear those chicken socks, y'all

  4. The only thing I remember learning from Spanish class was a little song and it goes something like this... (To the tune of La Cucaracha)

    Yo soy un gato
    Yo soy un gato
    Nooooo me gusta trabajar

    I am a cat
    I am a cat
    I do not like to work

    Classic. Try not to get it stuck in your head.

  5. Oh, the feeling of running into a snowbank on a mountain road in the middle of nowhere...shudder! (It's 83 degrees right now down here, just sayin').

    And why does that list of influential interwebz peoples not include Mr. Eli? Time Schmime! Pfft!

  6. Eli you are getting huge! You're starting to scare me! Are you using steroids?! NOT THAT WE KNOW WHAT STEROIDS ARE CATHIE WE ONLY EAT VEGETABLES.

  7. Are you wearing children's clothing?

  8. WHAAATTT???!!! You're not one of the Internets most influential people??? How is this even possible?

  9. I know that I'm "news-phobic" but that must have spilled over into "interwebs-phobic". Of the 30 people listed, I am only vaguely familiar with 7 of the names; I have interest in following 1 of the 7, and I have deep respect for 1 of the 7.

    No Eli or The Bloggess or Wil Wheaton? - that list did nothing for me, personally.