Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

It was supposed to be a day of rest, and I'm going to take a nap any minute, I swear, but it was hard to resist the call of forward movement with Robin's college friends visiting a bit more than a month from now. So we finally unpacked the new dishware we bought last New Year's Eve (two broken bowls, alas, which means the dreaded Follow-Up Action) and set up the new cordless landline set we've had for a couple of months, and tomorrow if I have the energy I'm cleaning out our coat/jacket closet so there's room for our friends' stuff when they come in. Meanwhile, off to sleep now, but not before wishing our friend Peter David a very happy 60th birthday (I think I've known him since we were both in our late 20's, which is like half our lives - wow!) and to honor the Writer of Stuff let's play with words:



Via Laughing Squid.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

For some reason - maybe nursing a cold, considering how I haven't been able to get rid of excess phlegm in months? - I'm just thoroughly exhausted today and very grateful that I'm taking the day off tomorrow. Not sure what we're going to do, but I wouldn't be unhappy if we just opted to stay in, as temperatures are supposed to soar a bit again. Of course, if we'd only had this we might have thought about the beach:



Via The Mary Sue. I'm guessing if we did have that we'd be thinking more of takeout than beach...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Going to be a long day, as we have our annual end-of-fiscal-year block party at the office so I'll be home even later than usual on this UN week. So let's have a silly site now: BoingBoing's collection of Billy West doing his Futurama voice of Zapp Brannigan delivering actual Donald Trump quotes.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

As the UN sessions continue to snarl traffic, I stayed an extra half hour at work (as it made no difference, I still got the bus with my usual driver) to run off a large quantity of letters on my dedicated printer, which tends to squeak so I wanted to do it when few people were around. I like this little baby, it's one of the few pieces of hardware I still have from my former company, but Matthew Inman does want to remind us that printers were sent from hell.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Between work and the UN session, it's going to be a busy week, and my commute's had a half hour each way added to it. Just can't let everyday stuff like that in these illustrations get to me...

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

So I'm watching the Emmys suddenly realizing how few of the shows they mention I actually watch or have even heard of. I increasingly feel that way about the Grammys as well. Maybe I should just stick to YouTube subscriptions, but even there I don't feel like I'm hip to the zeitgeist. Should I start with Golden Thrones? Via Laughing Squid.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Lots of things hurt on me, as I suspected they would after yesterday's combined 4+ hours of driving, so I took it easy after our errands. Tomorrow's the Emmy Awards, but the one I'm really looking forward to is the Golden Probes (via The Mary Sue.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Home from visiting Mom in the former Land of Dial-Up, where I ran a few errands for her and treated myself to lunch at the local (very good) sushi place. Did I ever mention that finding sushi restaurants is my mutant superpower? Here are some other fairly odd and useless mutant powers:



Via Laughing Squid.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

After the second photo day in a row (never again), my back is feeling the stress. So thanks to Robin I might dance it out:



Now if only I could find that mashup I saw 30 years or so ago featuring the song "Beat It" set absolutely perfectly to a Martin and Lewis dance routine.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Whew, beyond exhausted. The first of two back-to-back photo days, followed by a rushed attempt to get all my other work done prior to tomorrow (when I'm situated in a different office) and Friday (when I'm taking a day off), followed again by getting absolutely drenched from head to toe despite my brolly as the heavens opened up at precisely quitting time. I had to bring home my laptop, which seems dry and working (as do all the peripherals, wish I could say the same for the bag they were in). I practically needed to wring out my clothes; I'm hoping copious amounts of paper towels will render my sneakers ready to wear come morning. In the meantime, in honor of "photo day #1," have some augDEmented reality:



Via Laughing Squid. Hope I haven't caught too bad of a chill...