Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

There was snow, but no rain. So I did a bit of ironing this morning, then we went out about 2:30 to clear the car and take care of local errands (my veggies are all restocked now), and with any luck there won't be a lot of freezing tomorrow (except for our poor driveway which always freezes when the snow isn't cleared, which it never is in our section) and we can venture up to Yonkers in the afternoon to do our grocery shopping. Meanwhile, it's a good day to look at lots of food art I can't eat, here at Saipancakes (via Laughing Squid).

Friday, January 23, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

No sign of snow yet but we all know it's coming. Mom got socked with it in Jersey, so much for plans to visit her tomorrow (the roads are forecast to be way too icy). What can you do, no matter where you live it's something. And by the way, where were you born? Via BoingBoing.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Had a medical appointment this morning at 10, so it didn't pay to go to work first. On the one hand, this compressed the work part of my day to the point where tomorrow's going to be a lot of catch-up; on the other hand, I got stuff done at home that I've been slacking off doing, so that was good. But the blogosphere... well, that's taken a back seat. Probably just as well, I don't know how productive derailment bingo is anyway...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Starting to lose track of days here, now that I'm busier. Maybe I have to cut down on yon television perusal. So what I'm saying is, maybe lay off the My Decade TV (via Laughing Squid)...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

I never thought I'd say I love getting further and further behind in blog reading, but when the reason is that my work days are filling up at the job I just adore, and I'm getting to organize stuff for other people (my favorite activity) for a large part of the day, I'll take it. Besides, I have plenty of Silly Sites saved up, like this one about a guy who doodles in public (via Laughing Squid) only I guess they're calling it Snapchat now. See, I'm too happy-busy to even keep up with the hep lingo these crazy kids today are using.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

The ice lingered on the local sidewalks this morning - have I mentioned how much I love my cleats? - but the streets of Manhattan were practically dry. Work has picked up enough to fill my day without draining me, so no more blog reading or other time-fillers but I'm not thoroughly exhausted when I get home any more. And we're getting through the DVR at a good clip - I think Robin's finally tackling the season premiere of Girls, which I no longer watch. I prefer HBO's Powerpuff Girls:



Via Laughing Squid.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, that was a mistake. Granted, we waited until around 3 PM to go shopping, but I really wish we'd had the wherewithal to shop yesterday, as we skidded on one of the side roads before getting onto the main drag, after which I summarily informed Robin that we were going to the local grocery and not the one we prefer in the next county over. A very hairy situation. Ice, ice, baby. Plus, some people still have their Christmas decorations up! If you're going to insist on that, people, why not just go all out?



Via Laughing Squid.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

It's back, and I couldn't be more excited!



Via Robin. Now I need some cheese for breakfast!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Not sure how much I'll be able to type, as my mouse is giving me trouble again. And I keep seeing weird progress bars (via BoingBoing), so maybe I should lean toward the low-tech this weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Work has finally picked up for me, so much so that I'm falling behind on blog reading now, but that's what commutes are for! Speaking of which, here's a guide to alternative London tube maps (via io9). Among my favorites is Ye Olde Medieval Tube Mappe. Also via io9, here's a Game of Thrones transit map.