Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, tough day at work. Nonstop catch-up (and really, I was only gone two days!) with more to come tomorrow. And every time I took a break to refill my water bottle in the pantry, CNN was doing something else stupid, not questioning Trump but going on the attack against Clinton (really, doing Trump's work for him) over and over and over. It's enough to make you long for the Olympics again, just to get them to shut up about quotations from Chairman Trump. Maybe I'll just wear earplugs next time I go into the pantry.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

We're back, and I have a very sore throat, some kind of weird rash around my neck, a sunburnt left arm (no regrets, it was finally a beautiful day today and I drove back from Rhinebeck with the window open and my elbow hanging out) and a general feeling of ickiness. Even six hours' sleep this afternoon did nothing much to help. But it was a lovely wedding, and now the first of the next generation of cousins has gotten hitched. Although I must say I'm feeling more and more out of it that I don't know half of the dance tunes the band played, whilst my sister-in-law was not only dancing but mouthing all the lyrics. Something-something-ceiling-coming-down or somesuch. Stuff by people I've heard of, like Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift, but with words and music I've never actually encountered before. Not sure what to do about this, I hate feeling left out but I really don't like dance music. Maybe I should contact Kanye for advice, care of IKEA (via Bored Panda).

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Family Matters

No links or Silly Sites today. Wifi here is slow and I'm not inclined to hand-code any HTML. Having a lovely time when my plantar isn't acting up (unfortunately it is, but I have braces with me) and can't wait for the wedding tonight! The bride, groom and all their friends are strikingly beautiful, and I'm very glad that as a non-immediate family cousin nothing much besides my presence is expected of me. This outdoor shindig will doubtless turn very interesting once the thunderstorms begin. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

As is our wont, we allowed at least five hours for packing and accomplished it in under two, and we've now abandoned the bedroom in favor of figuring out what we haven't packed that we need to. I am given to understand that there are stores in upstate New York, but I'll believe it when I see it. Can you tell we're not really big on travel? I hope our wedding outfits will suit, I'm also not very big on summer fashion trends (via Laughing Squid).

Friday, August 19, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

All our errands are done and we're ready to spend tomorrow morning packing for our trip upstate for the Wedding of the Century (so far, at least in my family). I do not know whether they have opted for a geode wedding cake, nor whether our hotel has wifi, so I may be off the grid for a couple of days...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

And I'm gone! Four days of no work, although the 2-hour drive to and from upstate NY for the weekend wedding is work of some sort, I suppose. Anyway, let's celebrate some some really wonderfully bad visual puns, shall we??

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

The sisterhood of the traveling foot pain seems to have settled on the top of the left foot now, with a big raised bit right at the base of the foot before it meets the ankle. Weird. Wearing the brace tonight, no apologies at all! (Via The Mary Sue.)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, that's better. The new sneakers seem to have turned around my leg and foot pain, and I'm gradually improving. Let's hope my shower slippers do the same, I'm not enamored of my flip-flops (and I can't go barefoot as my feet are prone to crampinf when unprotected and on a bathmat). Still, oh my goodness, it could be a lot worse. For instance, I could be a headless woman of Hollywood (via Feministing).

Monday, August 15, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

The foot is worse, but my new sneakers arrived today so I'm hoping that will straighten things out. I hadn't even realized I'd worn holes in the old ones! Could be worse, I could be using them to compete in these weird Olympics (via Laughing Squid).

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Despite my worsening foot pain, this time probably more a result of calf muscle stiffness than the plantar, I managed to pack up our loose non-DC/non-Marvel comics into longboxes for eventual hauling away, now that we no longer need to retain such things in a digital age. Amazingly, Robin then did the DCs and Marvels while I slept! I won't miss the pamphlets, none of which I recall ever re-reading. Besides, art is timeless, isn't it?