Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, that was strange. I wasn't looking forward to work today, as I'd had much frustration on Friday learning a new-to-me program now that I'm dealing with a different job assignment. Turns out my colleagues had neglected to tell me I needed to add new information (and how to do so), which was kind of the key to figuring out how it worked. I decided to pass that on to others in my group on the off-chance they had the same issue, and suddenly I've become a "subject matter expert" in something I'd never used a few days ago. So that made me feel pretty cool. I also straightened out some nonsense involving my medical flex-spending account card; they were going to suspend it, and it turned out to be that I owe them $8 or so over a purchase they couldn't verify. So a check is now in the mail, and I can keep paying for all my future medical appointments. Frustrating that they couldn't just say "You owe us $8, please send a check," but that's not the way these big corporations work. The way they work is apparently via PowerPoint, like so:



Via BoingBoing.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

We took our semi-annual sojourn to Macy Park today to snap spring blossom photos, but as it happened there were none. Our neighborhood is more colorful than the park, as it turns out. We should have just taken a stroll around the area. So that's now on the agenda for later this week. Not on the agenda, because after all it's now baseball season, is catching up on our DVR or my reading. So I won't be encountering any sci-fi or fantasy maps (via BoingBoing) in the near future.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Happy Earth Day! A bit drizzly and miserable, but not so much rain to make the drive to and from south Jersey unbearable. Just very sleep-inducing. Elsewhere, however, lots of folks marched in favor of science and, you know, reality-based thinking in general. And speaking of science and rain and whatnot, here are some lovely pieces "painted" by drops of water:



Via Laughing Squid.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Unfortunately the landlord turned off the heat a bit early, so it's been kind of cold at the Riggs Residence the past couple of days. This evening I seem to have caught a bit of a chill, so I've just come from being under two blankets in a space-heated bedroom after a hot chocolate, and I think I should be thawed in time to visit Mom tomorrow. Maybe CatharsisBot (via The Mary Sue) can help burn some unnecessary things...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

On this 4/20 I'm so sleepy it's like I'm on drugs, but I suspect it's mostly pollen and an early morning wake-up from the cat. Here's an important PSA on the 20th anniversary of the original PSA done by the same actress:



"We take drugs pretty seriously in our house." - The Firesign Theatre (pretty sure it was from Just Folks)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Once again I find myself actually caught up at the office and in good shape moving forward. The Yankees and Mets both won, and even my checkbook is balanced! So let's move on to some important statistics.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I finally got some hands-on practice for the stuff I'll be doing after my colleague retires and I take over her position, so I'm feeling better about my job now that I have for the last few weeks. I should have things cleaned up and ship-shape in no time, just like art created by strategically cleaning dirty vehicles (via BoingBoing)!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The less adi about our current Press Secretary the better. Unless you use some brilliant mockery (via The Mary Sue).

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Unfortunately the allergy medicine I took last night really knocked me out during the day, so I couldn't really accomplish much. A few shirts ironed, a few dishes washed, that was about it. It's finally wearing off and the eye-itching is back, so time to look for a different medicine I guess. The record heat hasn't helped either, but we kept the windows closed and ran the ACs so it's been bearable. Off to watch the Yankees now and hope they don't have too many Chevy ads:



Via Laughing Squid.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

And what a terrific day it was! Didn't start out that well, allergies put pay to morning errands, but (possibly because of the holiday weekend) by the time we did get out and about everything went smooth as silk. We even had a fun "date lunch" - two dates in as many days! And I binged more MST3K when we got home, which has been a lot of fun. Unfortunately my allergies decided to manifest themselves in really painful, itchy eyes, so I'll be succumbing to medicine later tonight hoping it doesn't knock me out too much tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy over 15,000 dominos toppling:



Via Laughing Squid.