Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Because you can never have too many parody news sites, here's Dafty News (via NTodd on Facebook).

Monday, June 29, 2015

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Hooray, more Tiny Hamster!

Thanks, Cute Overload!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Because I for one cannot have too much Stephen Colbert:

Via Laughing Squid. Still counting the days...

Saturday, June 27, 2015

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So glad BBC1 is ad-free!

Via Laura.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Okay, I was off by a day re the US-China football game, which was tonight and would have been far more enjoyable if not for the oo-ess-eh cavepeople chants and highly biased sportscasters. I mean really, at one point the jumbotron showed the two cheaters (the US players with multiple field infractions who had to sit the game out) in the stands and the cavepeople applauded and the sportscasters seemed to beam. All in all, the Germany-France match was a lot more interesting and a lot less barbaric.

But enough about that. As Jill (whom we were going to see tomorrow were it not for these horrid illnesses) so eloquently says, we're privileged to be alive today to see the arc history bend toward justice again. Marriage for everyone!!

Of course, this could have unforeseen consequences:

Both of those are via Laughing Squid. today, love and humor certainly seem to be the way to go.

Me, I just love it that moms everywhere can now shop for new dresses.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Oh god, make it stop. I really thought I was over this illness this morning. I lasted maybe five hours at work, then the "reading room" trips kicked in. By the third I was more than ready to leave, and my coworkers practically pushed me out the door (verbally, nobody wanted to touch me and risk contracting whatever it is I have). I've just taken my temp, which is a smidge over 100 degrees, and downed my first LemSip of the evening. Hope to get an hour of rest before the US-China match:

Yes, really. Via Feministing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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The weather was lovely today, but I'm still under it. I'm going to bed. Enjoy some Cho:

Via Wil Wheaton.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Aaaaand there it is, I'm ill. With what, I have no idea. Sweats, dizziness, and mostly a sore throat, but no fever and surprisingly no real body aches. Dangdest illness I've encountered in awhile, not enough to keep me from work but enough to seriously make me consider staying out tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm going to bed now. Cue the theramin, for no reason at all other than to post about it (thanks Skippy!)...

Monday, June 22, 2015

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Robin's been ill, so I suppose I'm next. In the meantime it was a good day today, just enough work to keep me on my toes without being overwhelmed. Didn't have any time to play Z-Type though (via BoingBoing), probably because I keep forgetting it exists.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Between yesterday's four hours of driving solo with no human navigator (Robin was under the weather) and getting other errands taken care of both yesterday and this morning, I was plumb tuckered out for most of the day. I hate enforced inactivity, but at least I cleared much of my DVR and got to see three World Cup games live, including the nifty Canada-Switzerland match that just finished. The only disappointing aspect of that game was that Canada still has a male head coach. The good news is, of course, that about half the teams do seem to have a female head coach, so things are improving incrementally. Now that Blatter is on his way out, maybe the next women's World Cup won't even be played on artificial turf! Yeah, I'm still steamed about that. No time like the present to plug the Unnecessarily Gendered Products Tumblr (via Laughing Squid.)