Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

My assistant, Brianne, walks into my office every morning and asks me what kind of "mood" I'm in before saying anything else. I don't know if this means that she sees me as a moody person. But if I say anything besides, "I'm super happy today," she offers to give me a very uncomfortable hug, which I know she doesn't actually want to give because she has more personal space issues than I do. This essentially becomes a very inappropriate and confusing game of chicken that I feel like I always lose.

I feel like only a mom can pull that off as well as she can.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:
Mr. Pants does not like to be bothered during Survivor.

Survivor crew in the house!

It's still winter where I bike. 

Descending Citycreek. 

I refreshed my great grandpa Hinkle's large 1972 painting he did. Happy to have a part of him hanging in my house.

The best Airbnb ad I've found to date. 

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

My recap from this week's insane episode of Survivor.

The most valuable toys from your childhood. Thanks, Krishelle.

19 photos of kids that are never not funny. Thanks, Krishelle.

Newborn goat climbs her first rock. Thanks, Brian.

Dog sings and makes birthday special. Thanks, Brian.

Worst local commercials ever. Thanks, Jared.

People who accidentally dressed like their surroundings. Thanks, Matt.

How ink is made. Thanks, Sarah.

The 7 most unintentionally nightmarish children's characters. Thanks, Brandon.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. The video on how ink is made is incredibly satisfying, and the music is soothing. Goodnight, y'all!

  2. Is everyone required to bring their own snuggies to your Survivor parties? And do you not turn on the heat or do you turn the AC on? They all look so cold!

  3. Do you ever watch the Survivor Ponderosa videos? In Scot's he's wondering why they voted him out. "I know they don't think I was a jerk, because I wasn't." Uh..wha??

    But then in the rest of the video, he does seem like a nice enough man. I wonder if being with the Sargent Jason Major Jerk brought out the worst in him. I think Jason is a jerk no matter what but possibly Scot just reacted to that. I dunno but it's interesting to see the difference between game Scot and Ponderosa Scot

    1. My coworker and I were watching that yesterday. The guy is so delusional.

  4. The dirt coming off the rocks in your snow picture looks like blood.... o_O

  5. "I'm happy to have a part of him hanging in my house"

    That sounds, uh, odd when taken out of context.

  6. Alright I'm quiting my job to go work in an ink making factory.

  7. I'm glad all of those ink factory workers and the owner of the company love what they do, but I want my nine minutes back. That was BORING! Nice music, though.

    I could probably watch the baby goat video forever. Maaaaaah!

  8. Can this please be added to the list of most terrifying children's characters? I watched this at least 3 times a day when I was a child. It's a miracle that I didn't grow up to be a serial killer or a cat lover or some other equally horrific fate.