Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

I have a work thing out of town tomorrow so I dropped Duncan off at Matt's house this afternoon. Ollie was taking his 9-hour nap on Matt's bed so he didn't bother to come to the door to greet us. Duncan searched the house for about 20 seconds before finding him, taking a flying leap onto the bed, and landing right on Ollie's head.

You guys. I think Ollie Pants may be the Zodiac Killer based on the psychotic response that I saw come from him.

I have learned to never wake the Pantses up from naps.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:
My niece, Emrie, in the studio for Strangerville. 

You guys! The Suzzzzzzzz! She's amazing! And I gave her an unwanted hug! And you'll hear from her on Strangerville next week! And she's amazing!

Mr. Pants and Renley. 

I went to this super confusing hockey game. 

Skylar was dicing onions and I didn't have matches so he put a lighter in his mouth and I don't even know. 

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

BUY ME THIS NOW!!!! Thanks, Kate!

More on this! Thanks, Britni!

Meow choir. Have I shared this before? Thanks, Lisa.

A-hole rooster. Thanks, Margee.

Carbon footprint calculator. Thanks, Michael.

Replying to spam emails. Thanks, Sam.

Have you guys all binge-watched the Gayle videos yet? I don't know what to make of them. But I've watched them all like 7 times (language warning). Thanks, Jared.

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  1. Replies
    1. Mr Birch, is this a number game? A confusing inside joke? Some sort of secret digital handshake from a secret society? Please enlighten us.

    2. Guarantee it’s Eli using a new pseudonym and having a lark. (AR)


  3. "Skylar was dicing onions and I didn't have matches so he put a lighter in his mouth and I don't even know."

    ...I'm so confused. What do matches have to do with dicing onions!? I know eating bread supposedly makes it so you don't cry, but matches? And why the lighter? My brain hurts. Thanks Eli.

    1. I have no idea, I just wear my contacts and that prevents the onions from making me tear up, so I've never had to use the swim goggles/hold a piece of bread in your mouth type advice.

    2. Lighting a candle nearby is suppose to make you not cry while dicing onions... I think it works... but this lighter method is new ground.

    3. I also rely on my contacts to protect me but the downside is when i forget and chop them with my glasses on my eyes can. Not. Handle. And there have been a few times where the pain forces my eyes shut and unthinking i keep chopping. Yes, it is as stupid as it sounds. Thankfully i have never hurt myself. I now try to just never chop in glasses, or chop fast and get a jump on the pain or be smart and step away from cutting board when the pain sets in. I have never heard the bread or the matches tricks, but i have heard if you put it in freezer for a few minutes before chopping that helps, but i have never tried it. (AR)

    4. Coming in late to the party, but putting a spoon or something in your mouth while you chop onions is also supposed to help keep you from crying (I usually do a wooden spoon and I don't usually cry, so . . . ). Looks like Skylar was trying to get multiple methods in at once.

  4. That picture of Mr. Pants and Renley cracked me up. Their expressions are so different. :D

  5. Ok, so I went to that UTE game last week. ALL DAY I thought I was going to a basketball game. I told everyone how excited I was that I had basketball tickets. I get all ready and my boyfriend gives me a strange look and asks me if I'll be warm enough. DUH! And Duncan always has a scowly look. Like me. I love it.

  6. But...did you get back in time for Duncan's birthday?????