Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Ever since I started to Airbnb out my basement a couple of months ago I have regularly experienced this thing where I think there's a burglar in my house 20 times a night. It is amazing how often I forget that someone is staying in my basement. So I'll be lying in bed, minding my business, being a good person who doesn't deserve bad things, and then suddenly I'll hear a sound from below, sit up in my bed, let out a little scream, remind myself that I let these people in, and then resume my lying-in-bed-good-person position.

And so last night when I heard the sound and started to panic, I quickly reminded myself of the situation. I calmed down remarkably quickly, congratulated myself for not letting anxiety win this time, and I eventually fell asleep.

As I was getting ready for work this morning I remembered the incident and I also remembered that last night I did not have any Airbnb guests staying with me. So I think there was a legit burglar in my house. And I did nothing.

They better not have taken my Snuggie.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:
Quinn snapped this picture so he could later show me how ridiculous my life is. 

Midway ice castles.

Midway ice castles. 

Matt hosted a birthday party for Skylar. We had a pinata. 

Mr. Pants!

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

Meg's ability to make fun of reality TV gives me hope for our future.

The Home Depot is basically Disneyland (this is so terrible. How did I watch the entire thing?). Thanks, Stephanie.

Words that end in . . .  Thanks, Will.

10 great Amazon reviews. Thanks, Bryce.

9 ridiculous conspiracy theories. Thanks, Alex.

America's cultural bubbles. Thanks, Samantha.

An awesome New York Times article my friend and former constitutional law professor, RonNell Andersen Jones, wrote this week on the First Amendment and the press.

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~It Just Gets Stranger 


  1. I came here for Snuggies but I stayed for Mr. Pants.

  2. Photo #1: Mr. Pants is apparently loving your "ridiculous" life and dude, your arms ... #swole

    1. Ditto. For someone who says he eats so much garbage food, you sure don't look like it. Hubba hubba!

  3. It looks like you broke that couch in half, chubby McChubberson.

  4. Maybe one of your Airbnb guests didn't actually leave...