Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, apparently my body has decided to get worse before it gets better. Maybe it's a case of having needed this break for so long that, once I have it, my body says "okay, shut down and recharge for awhile" and doesn't let me do anything else. I can't even finish this blog post without yawning for air. I was so much energetic during the World Cup, but that's over now and only the memories and memes remain.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

We had a wonderful time today at my cousin's housewarming at their new place in Suffern! The indoor AC and our car's AC worked just fine, so no complaints, and we stopped at our favorite mall eatery on the way home so that was fun as well. The only problem is that I still haven't shaken this extreme tiredness. I fear tomorrow may be a stay-at-home day and I'll get the car door window done on Tuesday. I don't even have the wherewithal to download the photos I took today for Mom. Thank goodness I have another seven days to relax. Right now I feel dead to the world, might as well zip me up in that Prada body bag and call it a day...

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

First day of vacay but my body is having trouble adjusting, so I never got to take the car into the auto shop to repair the drivr's side window alignment. Not a biggie as I won't be rolling down the windows any time soon, but it's awkward to have to order gas with the door open. Anyway, all shopping's done and I've relaxed a lot this afternoon but found myself in that nebulous region between wake and sleep for at least the past 7-8 hours. I'm starting to see 1970s Euro band covers. I think I need to sleep some more.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Done, and out, and on vacay! Robin helped me schlep home my laptop so I'll have it with me to do the few things I want to get done next week, also helped schlep the comics haul, and shared some wonderful Sharaku sushi with me. I don't plan on eating it that much this coming week, unless of course you're talking sashimi, but my glucose numbers were a bit more reasonable today so I risked the rice. We rode home during the last day of Manhattanhenge and I think I got some good photos from the bus, which are up on Facebook. And we came home to an extremely affectionate Zed who hasn't really left me alone since, as if he knows he has me for the next nine days. If he doesn't watch out I'll put some miniature movie posters in front of him...

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Got much of the "heavy lifting" done at work in preparation for next week's time off. And no, I'm telling everyone, I'm not going anywhere or planning to do anything much, just relaxing and using up some paid time off that I'm owed. Now that I've been at the firm for ten years (KPMG counts my Rothstein Kass years) I think I might get even more time off next fiscal year. But I probably won't do anything nearly as cool as knitting sweaters of places I visit.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I keep thinking I'll have time for a blogaround, then work and current events render it moot or impractical. Maybe next week when I'm on stay-cation again. Or maybe I'll wander around looking for the guy who put up these posters.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Much better. No inexplicable exhaustion, no major body aches, I even got stuff done this evening (including 7 minutes on the bike!). Wish my glucose numbers were better but that should improve with more bike time. Meanwhile, people much younger than me are making similar lists, but of things they want to accomplish by age 35. Which was like somewhere in the early Clinton presidency for me...

Monday, July 09, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Back to work again! If only I could wake up. Still, most of the guys I support are back from their extended vacations, so at least there's some forward movement on things I've been holding onto. Meanwhile, the country where I've lived for 60 years is continuing its descent into authoritarianism, so I'm grasping at silly site straws by presenting this amicus brief (via BoingBoing).

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, what a magical day. Magical weekend, in fact. So happy the Alamo Drafthouse we went to this afternoon had a decent sound system that didn't assault our ears! I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of watching Yellow Submarine in a theatre with 60+ other folks and enjoying very tasty Thai chili wings and an endless-refills iced tea brought right to my seat. I was really soured on going to the cinema after yesterday, but I'm definitely reconsidering after my Drafthouse experience. They even have an anti-harassment policy in place now (which considering their history was a damn good idea). Let's hope none of their current and future patrons have to call the Mary Sue's hotline. But honestly, it was a lovely experience despite the chain's checkered past, we got all our food shopping done, and it capped off a really fun weekend with my best friend. One more solid week of work for me then we get nine whole days together again. I have no idea what we're doing to do, which makes it even more fun.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

So as it turns out, going to a movie theatre exhausts me. The seats were nice and comfy, but not being able to control the sound is just draining, I can't deal with 80+ decibels. I thought we'd be able to shop after lunch, but we were so wiped that we went straight home (after all, as we're going out tomorrow we can always shop then). Plus, my knee decided to be all arthritic today, and I've just taken ibuprofen to help out with that. Or maybe I took it to get rid of the headache that was the Justice League movie. Well, in all fairness, it didn't give me a headache but it was kind of... meh. Even the scenes with more than one woman in them were boring, and there were far too few of those. In better news, the movie we saw in the cinema (Incredibles 2) was fun, and the fact that England won another World Cup game and is now in the semifinals is even more fun. Here, have some World Cup memes.