Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Not going to post anything about Memorial Day that I haven't already said umpteen times on this blog (i.e., maybe someday we as a country will mature enough to stop blindly worshipping warmongers and calling the killing of soldiers "ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms" and such bullshit, and treat Memorial Day as it should be treated, as a time to reflect on the futility of war and do everything we can to ensure not one more person dies in battle). No, I'm going to use this space today to announce that, after four years, I have finally finished reading all the pre-"New 52" DCU comics from four years ago. It was a pleasant surprise to see a few of them inked by my husband. :) Now I'm supposedly ready for Convergence and whatever comes after it, but I'm not sure I'll ever be reading for "DC You," ably skewered here by @steviecoolest on Rich Johnston's site...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Plagued by body aches, we nonetheless ventured out into the beautiful weather to do our grocery shopping today in preparation for the holidays. And since I can't and won't eat an entire package of hot dogs tomorrow myself, I had a few tonight. In preparation for the unofficial "start of the grilling season" here's a handy chart of 40 ways people around the world prepare and eat hot dogs. Via Robin, who saw it on Facebook and who usually just puts ketchup and/or mustard on his. Me, I'm a mustard and sauerkraut person all the way, but tonight I tried piccalilli as well and it was pretty tasty.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Today I overheard someone talking about whether Mad Max was playing at the local IMax theatre, and wondered why I hadn't previously thought of Mad IMax. I wish I liked the action movie genre, this sounds like my kind of film. Definitely not my kind of film is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which, although Andy Serkis does turn in his usual mesmerizing performance (at least in the 20 minutes or so I sat through while eating dinner), is so, so male that I never even saw an ape with dugs. Absolutely nothing in there to interest a female viewer. Talk about primitive! Also primitive are all-male panels, particularly ones featuring discussion about women as BoingBoing points out. I mean really, guys, basic equal friggin' representation, you know?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Wonderful day at work, horrible 2-hour commute home. Don't even feel like looking for a Friday Cat Blogging site, so here's Slug Solos, via Laughing Squid. With tomorrow being the Day of the Goddess, I'm thinking of my late buddy Bill-Dale today, and "slugs" was one of our running gags...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

It's Red Nose Day USA, and so far the telethon has had some silly moments and lots of non-silly painful ones. Overall I think I'm going to go back and watch the rest.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

I thought I'd be all caught up at work by now, but stuff keeps piling on. Fortunately I'm up to it, but it leaves me somewhat exhausted. Good job there's a 3-day weekend coming up! Not that I'll have that much time for leisure reading, but judging by this map (via Arthur) it appears that fantasy books haven't changed much since I was into them 30+ years ago...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Still an amazing amount of catching up to do at work, but nothing stressful so I'm busy but happy. Of course, it means I'm falling behind in leisure activities, as the last thing I want to do when I get home is read blogs or write on the computer. I've also not kept up with the news in the last couple of days, but as I understand it the political silly season is well underway, so it might do to remind folks of things like overuse of stock photos...

Monday, May 18, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

My first day back at work, and boy did I have some catching up to do! Left the office in great shape but pretty exhausted (the high amount of tree pollen in the air probably didn't help). I could use a party. Let's join Tiny Hamster and friend at their Tiki Party:

Via Cute Overload.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, that was way too short. I got a lot done, the IJs are now in the cloud awaiting downloading by the guy who wants to host them online (temporary technical difficulties), my ironing's all done, the kitchen is more organized and clean, I'm up to the "J"s in my pre-"New 52" DC reading, and I have fewer than 500 blog posts each to read in the three main categories that take me the longest. Healthwise, my insides are returning to normal, Rob helped color my hair today, and I'm fairly well rested. I both look forward to and dread returning to work tomorrow (I mean, 140+ emails??). Speaking of endings, Siobhan Thompson has left Anglophenia for apparently greener pastures (really though, not as green, California's drying up) and here's her farewell:

I love that the first two animals were the hedgehog (or as Robin jokingly calls it "hedgepig") and the British robin (I have one of those!). Here's the new host, Kate Arnell, explaining some differences between British and American homes:

I'm glad the series is continuing but I'm really going to miss Thompson.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Man, am I beat. I feel like I haven't had my weekend afternoon nap, probably because I haven't. I'm proud of everything I did today but I'm all off-kilter. I know I'd be even worse if I'd gone somewhere during this vacation. Speaking of which, here's another travel-related silly video:

Via Laughing Squid.