Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I've been having weird anxiety dreams the past couple of nights, as our visitors' arrival gets closer. Stupid things, like night before last it was KPMG deciding to close its US headquarters in NY (where I work) and pick up and move to Sweden. I blame IKEA, as I do for so many things. Last night it was taking my car to the car wash by the Broadway Bridge which wipes and vacuums interiors after you abandon the car into their hands, but never getting it back. So when Robin finished his work today I had him come with me to the car wash, which of course turned out fine. I'd rather have little anxiety dreams like this than true nightmares anyway. Even if they involve hamsters:

Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

So today and tomorrow are more or less my do-nothing days, which meant lots of napping and DVR-clearance today. Not so much blog reading, although I did find this gem that spoke to me as a willing participant in the pumpkin-spice conspiracy:

Via Wil Wheaton.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Ironing is done, wool wash is done, laundry is tomorrow, so that takes care of our clothing situation and pretty much all the sundrys around the house until our guests arrive. Tomorrow I take it easy and try to empty some more of our DVR whilst Robin works, Tuesday I do the last of my solo errands (mostly car and dry cleaning) while Robin finishes his work, then Wednesday we shop and await our visitors! Meantime, just for Mom, here are some then-and-now photos using Google Street View (via Neil Gaiman).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

A very good day at the Riggs Residence today, as we put up our new shower curtain, successfully tested out the airbeds, and got the usual Saturday errands done. Now that the big cleaning push is over I feel so inexplicably relaxed! I'm going to spend the next few days tinkering here and there, but mostly resting and anticipating and watching baseball (definitely rooting for the Cubs in the Series!) and trying to avoid politics, except for certain Twitter fun like #TrumpDrSeuss (via Shareblue) and #TrumpBookReport (via #Moi).

Friday, October 21, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

The place is cleaned, the carpet is deep-shampooed (still wet) and all the hard work is pretty much done. Now I enjoy myself for the next ten days. Let's start the celebration with a Simon's Cat:

Let the Hallowe'ening begin!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Everything is pretty much off the surfaces that need to be vacuumed or dusted or otherwise cleaned tomorrow. I have no idea if I'll even recognize the place afterward. I probably don't even have the words for it, but I bet one of these neologisms might fit.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Before we get to today's Silly Site, I wanted to share with at least Mom that the comics are well and truly gone, and here's the proof:

We're coming down to the wire, with Robin's friends' arrival in exactly one week. I hope we won't have too much talk about the upcoming US election, but just in case, I might show them this:

Via BoingBoing.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Here's another fun Twitterbot, Who's the Idiot Now?, which auto-retweets posts from anyone misspelling "you're" in tweeting "Your An Idiot." Via BoingBoing.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Here's a fun Twitter grammar bot - Your in America. Some examples of its good work at BoingBoing.