Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

An off-day for me but we must allow for such things in these adjectival times. Apparently we must also allow for sea shanty trends on TikTok.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Zed woke us at 5:30 demanding feeding, attention, the usual cat things, and we were both exhausted enough a couple hours later to crawl back into bed, so I didn't properly get going until mid-afternoon. Honestly, what's wrong with that cat? Nonetheless, I'm happy that I got in a shower, caught up on finances, and took a walk to mail out bills and enjoy the relatively mild temps. I may stop doing that in favor of inside exercise though, as it gets colder and the number of maskless neighbors increases. So frustrating! No wonder we're still in this pandemic. You wear clothing when you go outside your house, add a mask to that, it's not rocket science. And here I am, shouting into the wind again...

Friday, January 15, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, pretty killer day at work, I felt all over the place. Much more so since I wasn't quite able to wake up properly today, even though I got the requisite amount of sleep. Fortunately, Robin to the rescue with an afternoon cup of coffee. I used to totally shy away from the stuff, but I've had at least six cups so far during this pandemic, so I'm considering that my biggest COVID-induced change. Fortunately there's a lovely 3-day weekend coming, as the company has now given us MLK Day as a firm holiday, so I have more time than usual to detox with Robin and Zed, who is not in fact one of the giant catzillas pictured here.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Every now and then on Old Folks Hour grocery shopping day, I'm way too tired from too much activity first thing in the morning (it's usually less than a half hour between when I wake up and when we're out the door) that it affects the rest of my day, and today was no exception. Fortunately my workload wasn't too bad and I was able to get everything done. But I mean, Jesus. And I really do mean Jesus, apparently he's everywhere if you have the right photoshopping tools.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

The weather warmed up enough for me to take a brief walk in between way too many online meetings. Between the mask earpieces and my work headset, my ears are killing me now. First world problems! I need to find my happy place. How about Tom Selleck photoshopped into waterfall scenes with a sandwich? That sounds way too specific, doesn't it? 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

A much better day today. Unexpectedly busy at work, nice to feel needed! And my replacement credit card arrived (the issuer bank had detected and stopped fraudulent activity on the old card), which number I've already memorized as I'm leery of having my browsers remember it for me. Paid off last month's outstanding balance (the statement never did arrive in the mail during the crazy holiday period but I'd downloaded it from the website and paid it online), changed the card on all my auto-paid things and did a few other necessary financial transactions, so that's a big weight off my mind. We celebrated by helping to keep a favorite local restaurant in business via direct delivery (considering the pandemic I'm so glad my dental appointment was postponed from today to the 21st!) and watching the return of Quarantine Quitchen, and now I feel like I've earned the right to collapse. But first, via Dwight, a Wikipedia list of satirical news sites.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Just about ready for another work day. Didn't sleep at all well last night, I had what felt like at least a half hour of uncontrolled sweats. Good job I showered before that. I have no idea what the sweating was from, possibly a reaction from something I ate or putting on Vicks right after the shower, who knows. But I'm expecting to coast on fumes throughout the day today, and get lots of rest because I sure didn't yesterday! Could have been worse, I suppose; I could have lain awake wondering what the Pringles mascot looks like:

Time to switch laptops from home to work!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

I hate January. We lost an extended family member to COVID a couple days ago, and his wife just passed away today. I can't wait for this month to be over. I don't even have the head for stupid dad jokes.

Saturday, January 09, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Had he lived, today would have been my dad's 90th birthday. It's hard not to numb myself to death lately with so much of it going on around me. I'm just staying inside as much as possible, the only exceptions being medical appointments and early-morning grocery shopping, and I'm trying to keep busy any way I can to stave off grief and helplessness. Having Robin (and Zed) helps tremendously, of course, as does list-making. Today I finished inventorying our alcohol supplies, doubtless including bottles I inherited from Dad, so that made me feel a closer connection to him today even though Robin and I aren't big drinkers. But of course when I think of alcohol I think of Ryan Reynolds:

Not even sure he still owns Aviation but this is adorable anyway.

Friday, January 08, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Work kept me occupied for much of the day so I didn't saturate myself with too much TV, Facebook decided it was Ad Day again so that put me off, plus I'm at a bit of an impasse in all my King (Candy Crush, etc.) online games. But at least there's Randy Rainbow to hit the nail on the head:

This was the first time I can ever remember my mom sending me a link to one of Randy's parody songs. I guess she didn't realize I've subscribed to his YouTube feed for a long time now...