Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Hat tip to good ol' Principal Poop at Firesign chat tonight, who passed along this info on a course entitled Calling Bullshit. Seems like there's more and more of it to call these days! Alas, it's a bit far to the U of Washington, so they include an online syllabus. Can't wait to start studying!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

We've started making plans for the upcoming 3-day weekend, which may include a trip to Mom's depending on how Robin's workload and the weather turn out. In any case, shopping will definitely be on the agenda, and with any luck I'll run across some of these nifty food-related inventions.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I continue to find new equilibrium at work, and thus am able to relax and unwind at home, read comics, and watch a little common sense:



Bereft of whiskers! Oh, and here's episode 2:



Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I continue to grow into my new role, so much so that it was actually an easy day today - not very expected, as it's "busy season" for this segment, but a few things that were supposed to go out this week have been pushed back so I'm looking at probable overtime next Tuesday and Wednesday due to the upcoming holiday and a June 1 deadline. Even so, I'm fairly relaxed about things, and even had the time this evening to catch up on home computer stuff like updating my glucose chart and comics list. And reading! No novels yet, but I'm getting prepared:


Via Neil Gaiman.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, that was weird. I somehow caught a chill this morning after breakfast, and had to take to our bed completely dressed under two sets of covers with the space heater on. Fortunately it passed after about a half hour, but it left me too wiped to do much more than get through a lot of DVR'ed shows, including MasterChef Jr. (at least on TV you can still have a finale in which both contenders were dynamite 11-year-old black girls from Georgia). I hate to say it but, despite his schtick of overusing overblown adjectives, Gordon Ramsay is really starting to grow on me:



Via Laughing Squid.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, I think I might have broken my own Doing Stuff record today! Medi-pedi, oil change, ordering new eyeglasses, grocery shopping and dry cleaning, all before 2:30 PM! I can has rest now? Just want to stay ahead of the curve, as it seems Captain Obvious has been at work putting up signage for the incredibly obtuse...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

My work laptop's migration to Windows 10 seems to have gone much more smoothly than many of my colleagues', and I was able to get all my work done with maybe half an hour to spare and breathe. Also, the heat wave appears to be breaking, so maybe I should step away from the warm computer and into a... warm shower. Wait, that didn't sound right. Say, here's how people shower around the world, in case you were wondering.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I thought I'd timed things well, giving my computer to our IT folks before leaving early today so they can upgrade me to Windows 10. However, due to the tragedy in Times Square earlier today, my bus took far longer than I'd anticipated getting me to the ophthalmologist's office. Despite me being almost a half hour late I wasn't nearly the last patient and the exam went swimmingly, high marks all around thank goodness. Even a new prescription I can take to Sears this weekend to treat myself to new glasses, which I haven't had in a few years. Of course, my pupils are so dilated now that I'm having trouble seeing, so I'll sign off with some pretty neat food-related inventions. I'd say I was on a seafood diet but I can't see food at the moment...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Tomorrow's supposed to be a real scorcher, plus I have a doctor's appointment and Friday's shaping up to be very busy at work, so I went to get the comics after work today and that's one more thing crossed off my list. I did not take a selfie while doing so because I'm a grownup. However, here's what happens when you add spaghetti to duckface selfies. You're welcome.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

It was finally pleasant enough to spend much of the evening out in the living room with Robin watching some DVR'ed stuff before taking a shower (and actually needing to use a bit of the cold water to temper the hot, hoorah!) and relaxing. He's sleeping now (I'm soon to follow) and I'm watching a couple of Brits who can't seem to shake BBC Standard:



Via Laughing Squid.