Thursday, June 22, 2017

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

I have a red eye flight to Boston tonight (thank you for your prayers) so I took Duncan over to Meg's house this evening to drop him off. She watched him last time I was out of town as well so he's used to her house. It's extra convenient to leave him there because she has a dog named Ollie and Duncan already knew that dog name because of Mr. Pants so it just made sense.

When we pulled up and I opened the car door, Duncan took a flying leap and dead sprinted in through Meg's open back door because Meg is irresponsible like that.  By the time I finished bringing his mounds of furniture and personal items into the house, he had already forgotten me. Duncan has a new family now.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

At a "red, white, and blue" party with Jolyn.

You met La Donna (left) on this week's Strangerville. Here she is gossiping with Gmac.

I came across this old picture of me snorkeling in Palau. 
My hair is getting bigger lately. But still a national treasure.


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

I decided to share ten shocking facts that are definitely not made up.

A warning from CDC. Thanks, Elizabeth.

Why it's safer not to nature. Thanks, Michelle.

News on the Downton Abbey movie. Thanks, Krishelle.

Paul updated a very important song. Thanks, Kimbally.

There's a robot now that weeds your garden. Thanks, Ben. And God.

Oxford comma for the win! Thanks, Seth.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Have fun in Boston!

    Was the red, white, and blue party for Flag Day last week? Do people outside of elementary schools actually celebrate that? That's cool.

    Oh, Palau. That brings up memories. Wait. Not my memories. Just memories of reading your blog and living vicariously through the experiences you choose to share. Because I've never actually been there. But sometimes I feel like I have . . .

    1. Our friend is moving to D.C. and this was is going away party. It felt very patriotic.

  2. Thank you for sharing the picture of LaDonna and GMac! Since I've never met any of my biological grandmothers I like to adopt other people's grandmothers, and I can only imagine the mischievous fun they must be having in this photo. In fact, there should be a contest for the best caption to their conversation, and the winner gets a precious lock of Eli's hair or something of equal value.

    Alright Strangers go!

    1. Like lifetime rights to Tami. Or Leotrix's offspring. Or to be June Snapple for a day. Or a spot on Strangerville Podcast. All of these things have exact equal value.

  3. Your hair may be full of secrets, but it is on. point. As always, of course, supreme leader.

  4. "Gretchen Wieners knows everybody's business. She knows everything about everyone. That's why her hair is so's full of secrets."

  5. I work for the CDC and I recently had to deal with an outbreak where people's pet rats were getting sick. All I could picture was Leotrix in everyone's houses eating cake. And my coworkers wonder why I'm quietly laughing to myself....

    1. Yay I've finally won something!! All it took was sick rats! :-/