Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Duncan has been going through this phase since he was born where he likes to get up in the middle of the night, jump off of the bed, and then scratch my bedroom door until I take him outside so he can poop the sins of all mankind even though he already did this right before we went to bed and eleventy times throughout the day before that. The Internet told me that he doesn't actually need to go poop in the middle of the night and that he's only doing it because I'm enabling him by getting up and letting him outside. Which kind of made me annoyed at the Internet because why does it always think it knows everything, including when we need to poop?

So last night I tried to ignore him and I thought it was working because he got really quiet. Then after a while I opened my eyes to see where he was and he was standing over my head, looking into my soul, and now I'm 45% convinced he's a dementor and he was preparing to practice the Kiss of Death.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

Listening to some tunes.

View from the front porch. 

Sometimes you just gotta plop down in the middle of a walk. 

Stranger Picture of the Week
Spotted in Kyoto by Amanda. 

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

Charm poultry leg bands. Thanks, Elizabeth.

Jim Gaffigan on massages. Thanks, Sarah.

Why we hate camping. Thanks, Michelle.

Voice recognition in Scotland. Thanks, Will.

Spice Girls ruined. Thanks, Natalie.

The Happy Meal toy people were obsessed with the year you were born. Thanks, Xander.

From The Onion. Thanks, Michael.

The Babysitter. Thanks, Sarah.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. That is a really cool record player.

    I would go crazy if a dog woke me up every night so it could poop. That's one reason why I can't have a dog. Even if they are unbelievably cute.

    1. Someone on Instagram ominously told me I should get a new record player so my records don't get "ruined." And he provided no further explanation. So I don't know.

  2. My dog Lucy sometimes wakes me up to pee during the night. She's 13 so I believe she really has to pee but she takes soooooooo long that I often can't fall back to sleep after. Meanwhile, she's asleep 0.3 seconds after we get back into bed. Stinker.

  3. Mr. Doodle is a perfect creature. Please post eleventy more pictures of him.

  4. Phew! I thought for sure this story was going to end up with dog poop on your bedroom floor or worse!

  5. I loved the tiny toons flip cars! Also, I totally bought a Peanuts happy meal toy 2 years ago, and was definitely planning on going back for another one, but my tendency to avoid McDonalds food continues to hold strong thus leaving me with one Charlie Brown.

    1. I had completely forgotten about the flip cars! I would STILL play with those if I had any.

  6. Have you considered a crate at night for sweet little Duncan doodle? Our pup sleeps in a crate right next to our bed. Before that, he would wake us up a lot at night. The vet told us they look at their crate as their den and usually sleep much better in them. Our pup, Scout, seems to love going into his to sleep each night.

    1. We just snuggle a lot during the day when everyone is well rested :)