Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Tonight Lynne called me to see if I wanted to walk over to a city council debate between a few of the candidates in our area. I wasn't home so I told her she would have to go without me and then let me know after what she thought. I also asked if she knew whether one candidate in particular was still in the race and told her that this candidate was an attorney with whom I was somewhat familiar.

An hour later Lynne texted me and said "I just talked to the candidate--you know, your friend--and I told her that we're neighbors and then I gushed all about you and I felt like such a mover and shaker because I never know ANYONE in this town but there I was rubbing shoulders with the who's who!"

Note: This candidate doesn't actually know me. We're not friends.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

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

Creepy tombstones. Thanks, Valerie.

The 25 worst horror films of all time. Thanks, Jackson.

13 best dog costumes. I legit want to get the Pope one for Duncan. Thanks, The Suzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Someone texted unknown numbers and posted their sad, sweet, funny responses. Thanks, Rebecca.

22 animals doing human things. Thanks, Jacob.

How long is it going to take for everyone to pool their money to buy me this? Thanks, Christine.

I normally hate these. But, WHICH MEAN GIRLS CHARACTER ARE YOU. (I'm Gretchen, obviously).

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Some of the responses to the wrong number texts broke my heart. Some people are hurting so much they can't believe someone could ever think they were wonderful and amazing. All the strangers out there, you are all beautiful and amazing people, don't forget!

    1. Heike the Winter QueenOctober 6, 2017 at 5:46 AM

      I actually cried for them. Those responses were heartbreaking indeed. So I agree with you, all you strangers out there, you're all amazing! Even Tami.

  2. What size is Duncan? Because I have both a Eyore costume and a bumblebee costume that is slightly too small for Lily (cockapoo). They were adorbs when the fit, though.

  3. Again last night I couldn't sleep. I checked the Facebooks, and then with a hope and a prayer I checked Stranger. To my delight, it was pictures and distractions! To my chagrin, I keep forgetting that to submit something for Friday, I have to send it to you before Friday. It's trickier than getting th garbage out on Trash Day. So there I was, anyway, and of course the one link I went to was about horror movies. I then read her other two lists of horror movies, and then of course I spent an hour or more reading the wikipedia plot synopsis for every Stephen King book ever written. And then, THEN I slept. Didn't even have nightmares. BOOM. although, the dreams I did have of an old boyfriend from college were kind of awkward- may have preferred Pennywise.

  4. Obligatory grammar correction: city council, not counsel

  5. I got Damien. “You’re obsessed with pop culture and strong, beautiful women — despite being completely invisible to the popular crowd.
    Though you aren’t afraid to be yourself, you often find yourself in awkward situations. Your friendliness is what gets people through the day, and you’ll support the people you love no matter what.
    Your Tumblr (and yes, we know you have one) is mostly dedicated to BeyoncĂ© GIFs and photos of Britney Spears with the word “QUEEN” written on them.” 100% accurate, except the Tumblr. I don’t have one of those.

  6. I love pictures and distractions day. Here's my distraction for the day: - first thought is, what would I do if this was delivered to my door - second thought, hm, AirBnB to contain the DoTerra folk