Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Today is Jolyn's birthday. And by today, I mean Thursday. Because that's when I post Pictures & Distractions. Most of you don't see this until Friday. Which means that most of you missed Jolyn's birthday. And I'm not saying Jolyn is the kind of person who notices that sort of thing, but I am saying that Jolyn once gave my phone number out to the entire Internet and invited literally hundreds of people to text and call me to talk about Star Wars. So I'm not sure you want to get on this person's bad side.

Happy birthday, sister. I love you and I fear you. And I love that I fear you.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:
Mr. Pants.

From Rebecca's hippy wedding.


Mr. Pants climbed into this empty baby carrier to take a nap, Adam took a picture, and the whole world exploded.

Mr. Pants gives the best snuggles after a long day.

I think I forgot to share this photo from a few weeks ago when Mr. Pants saw Matt working, walked over to him, and took a nap on his shoulder.

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

My Survivor recap of the week.

Real drawings brought to life. Thanks, Sonja.

Finalists of the comedy wildlife photography awards. Thanks, Amy.


A case for spending money on experiences and not things. Thanks, Brian.

Man reads every Yahoo Answer misspelling of "pregnant." Thanks, Matt.

From The Onion.

Awkward Halloween family photos. Thanks, Mags.

A delightful campaign commercial out of Texas. Thanks, Chad.

Imzy released its app! Go get it and join us at Imzy. Also, find me on the Instas at eliwmccann.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. You had me so excited there for a moment because today (Friday, October 28, 2016) is MY birthday!!! And I thought for a moment that Jolyn and I SHARED a birthday! That would be amazing!

    However, my brother's birthday is the 26th so her birthday rests snugly between his and mine and that's an amazing place to be as well!

    Happy late birthday Jolyn! You're the cat's meow!

    1. Happy Birthday Nicole! Hope your day is not full of trying to keep Eli's life together!

    2. Happy birthday sister! I also sent you some birthday love on what the kids are calling the Imzy.

  2. Why doesn't Mr. Pants have a modeling contract by this time? Sleeping with his head on Matt's shoulder? Adorable! Sleeping in that baby carrier? Adorable! Watching you take his photo? Adorable!

  3. Happy birthday Jolyn! Also, that picture of the Pantses is incredibly adorable.

  4. I knew Jolyn and I had a connection. Sharing a birthday is the quickest way to friendship. Proven fact.