Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pictures from my Phone & Weekly Distractions

Eli: What are you doing tomorrow morning?

Skylar: I have a meeting that I'm leading.

Eli: That sounds like a rap lyric.

Skylar: Huh?

Eli: You have a meeting that you're leading while the people are bleeding from their grieving, overcome by the deceiving retreating

Skylar: This isn't even making sense

Eli: interspersed with their retreating conceiving, outspoken in the seething pleading

Skylar: Are you the new Eminem?

Eli: No. Vanilla Ice.

Skylar: That fits.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

Duncan sharing his food with Jolyn's dog, Piper.

Duncan's birthday party. This picture was not easy.

Best hair, 2017. At Arches National Park.

Delicate Arch in the middle of the night.

Matt watched Duncan while I was out of town. This picture was sent to me with no explanation. 

My new painting.

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

85 people who are sexier than Blake Shelton. Thanks, Brian.

Oh, Nova Scotia. Thanks, The SuzzzzzZZzzzzz.

Fuller House Stranger Things mashup. NOT THAT WE'RE WATCHING IT. Thanks, Brittany.

Top That recreation OMG I'M SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS. Thanks, many of you.

I'ma need this swimsuit. Thanks, Krishelle.

Not an Onion article. Somehow. Thanks, Jeff.

I normally have a rule about sharing this before Thanksgiving, but I just can't help it this year.


And then I found this one and I need to get off the internet.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Those Christmas videos remind me that somewhere out there is a public access recording of me singing a solo part of "Of Christmas Tree" way out of my range (only a mezzo soprano) because I was the only one in my singing group that knew German. I'm sure the terror in my eyes and warble in my voice would be YouTube comment gold.

    So thank you for the PTSD. Thank goodness you also included puppy pictures or I might be still rocking in the corner muttering to myself about Wie treu sind deine batter.

  2. I love how Renley is smiling in that dog birthday party picture. You just can't get that dog down!

  3. There are some STRONG opinions in the comments section of that Buzzfeed list.

    1. Buzzfeed is where I go to have the real conversations.

  4. WOAH WOAH WOAH how am I just now learning that Jolyn has a dog?! Have you two been conspiring to keep Piper from the Strangerverse?!

    1. Has Piper never made it to Stranger before?! She has been around for about 5 years. She's a sweety.

    2. I can't get enough of her Christmas outfit. I was of the opinion that dogs do not need clothes, but it only took Piper and my roommate's dog to change my mind.

  5. I LOVE that bicycle painting! I think I've my new decorating sensation. Where did you get it?

    1. I found it in Moab. An artist by the name of Jeffrey O. Durrant. He had several paintings on display there and they were all awesome.

  6. Am I the only one who was having a Hamilton moment up there in the rap conversation? "But how can I keep leading when the people I'm leading keep retreating?"
    Just me?

  7. For a moment I thought the "my new painting" was said as "MY new painting" . As in, "BEHOLD! I HAVE CREATED THIS!"Only after reading the comments did I come to understand that it was only said as "hey look at this awesome painting that has now come into my possession".. so much for #yearofcreativity