Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Brianne said that she doesn't think our relationship is going to survive the big office move this week because apparently I'm being "emotionally abusive" when I have my "temper tantrums" and "act like" her "child used to act when he was five and" she "told him it was bedtime."

Admittedly, I may have been somewhere approaching bridezilla on Tuesday, but I've been saying "please" and "thank you" to most people since at least Wednesday afternoon.

I DON'T LIKE CHANGE, OK?!? Being a 75-year-old man on the inside is the entire basis of my relationship with Matt. If I wasn't this way, none of us would have Mr. Pants in our lives. So you're welcome!

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:
Last day in the office hashtag selfie. 

My niece and I behave the same way after a long day at work.

Mr. Pants talked about the real issues this week in Strangerville. 

If you're ever having a bad day, try to remember that this is the look on Mr. Pants's face when he's hiking.

Mr. Pants made a very important announcement this week on Instagram.

I've been tweeting lately.

Usually about food.

Jolyn and I texting about Strangerville.

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

Wonderful zoo prank. Thanks, Brittany.

When Disneyland helps you have difficult conversations. Thanks, Brian.

The 50 worst music videos ever. Thanks, Brian.

18 reasons why 80s kids are tough. Thanks, Jackson.

Daniel Radcliffe might be a time traveler. Thanks, Megan.

Some plot holes from Independence Day Resurgence. Thanks, Mary.

45 surprising facts about poverty. Thanks, Michael.

I am so excited about Jupiter this week.

Thank you, The Onion. Thanks, Austin.

Oh, and here's this one, too.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. I NEED that candidacy shirt!!!!! Seriously. Why hasn't anyone created a shop for you yet? Is there a copyright issue where the shop has to be made by you? Because I would totally buy knockoff, because you're clearly too busy/lazy/lawyering/TV watching/Ironmanning/pet sitting to make the shirts happen. :) But seriously.

    1. Imzy people were suggesting it - did you vote in the pole they posted?

  2. Eli - you MUST be nicer to Brianne!

    We've already fallen in love with too many people through your blog only to have them horrendously and unceremoniously ripped from our lives - WE SIMPLY CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER LOSS!

    1. Haha. I love that on days when it feels like the world is ending and my heart hurts for so many people, I can rely on stranger and all of the strangers here for a much needed pick me up. Stranger for life. And prayers for all.

    2. Nicole, are you referring to Tami? I think you're right. She is due for an update. What with her new hairdo and all.

    3. Nicole: Thank you for sticking up for me. It is very hard keeping my life and Eli's life together.

  3. Your hair is legit on point in that first picture. A plus.

  4. I finally caved and signed up for Twitter so I could follow you. You better not make me regret this.