Thursday, February 14, 2019

Pictures & Distractions

I haven't done Pictures & Distractions in a while and I don't know if any of you care but I miss it and I'm feeling 1% less lazy right now so here you go.

Also, speaking of not being lazy, please don't be lazy yourselves and get your tickets to Strangerville Live. The show is next Friday all y'all. And you know I literally never say that. Jolyn and I both promise nudity if you come. Meg promises modesty. Our promises cancel each other out.

In other news, it's Valentine's Day and Mr. We-Don't-Celebrate-Valentines-Day-In-THIS-House-So-Don't-Get-Me-Anything woke up early to make breakfast and give me a sentimental card. After I read it and told him I thought he said we weren't celebrating he yelled "THAT WAS A TRICK SO I COULD PROVE THAT I'M BETTER THAN YOU!"

So things are going super well.

And now, your Pictures & Distractions:

This is what every second of Facetime with Matt and Ollie Pants looks like. 

Skylar wearing the biggest scarf of all time at the Opera (I made it). 

Speaking of knitting, did I ever show this scarf I made. SORRY THAT I'M SO TALENTED.

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

Have you been listening to Hive Mind yet? Start. This week, Meg and I talk about Roma.

Cole Escola true crime parody. Thanks, Meg.

Cole Escola commercial parody that I have watch 11,000 times. (Brief language). Thanks, Meg.

WHAT DID I JUST READ. Thanks, Sarah.

Stinky family gets kicked off of plane. Thanks, many of you.

Top Gun, the Heterosexual Tragedy. Thanks, Matt.

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~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. My favorite part of the mom commercial was THE WHOLE THING

    1. I have the entire thing memorized now.

      But for real, my favorite part is when she says "don't forget your . . . lunch."

  2. I can't come to the show ... we're hosting the middle school youth retreat that night . . . and How To Train Your Dragon comes out that day . . . and I'm like 6 states away . . . .


  3. I have missed it SO MUCH and was actually just wondering the other day what happened to it and if you’d ever restart it!

  4. Bahahaha when I emailed you that story I thought to myself “whatever happened to pictures and distractions?” and then vaguely wondered if I’d be seeing the article again.

  5. I'll be there next week. And I'm happy to see pictures and distractions back!

    1. Yesssss. This is just like when George Washington brought legitimacy by showing up to help ratify the Constitution.

    2. Shhhhhhe you'll ruin my reputation with talk like that and then people will start taking me seriously and I'll have to be a responsible, fully function grown up who says things like "Lovely weather we've been having Bob." and "Would you like me to bring a casserole to the neighborhood watch party Karen?" and "More meds please Doc."

  6. I just noticed that Eli's mom blog had a (5 month old) new post, and I am wiping tears! So freaking funny. Also, I told my husbuns there was a Strangerville show next weekend in SL, hoping he'd get the hint. "So, you're going, right?" he said, sooo... I'm so there and so excited! I'll pretend he's not just as excited to have me out of the house for a weekend. I give, and I give to that man, I tell you.

  7. Yes! I've missed Pictures and Distractions.

    Bravo on your scarf-making skills. I'm super impressed. However, that is not the biggest scarf of all time. That honor goes to Jennifer Garner's nine-year-old daughter:

  8. Every Friday, I think 'maybe we'll have pictures and distractions today' and this week it worked!