Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

My ticker got the green light once more, I did as much ironing as I could before the living room got too dark, and I've even rested and read a few comics this weekend. Not ready for the work week to come but at least it's only four days long. Not sure when I'll feel fully recovered from NY Comic Con. Wow though, so many women there, it really looked to be 50/50. How can that be when GirlsDon'tReadComics (via The Mary Sue)?...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Today was our annual sojourn to VE Macy Park to take fall foliage photos, which have been posted to my Facebook page. Ever since the hurricane a few years back the park just isn't that spectacular. Now we get a lot of trees still green and others that have already lost their leaves; the harmony of past years is no longer in evidence. We might try again next Sunday if I'm up to it. The foot is coming along fine but I'm still recovering from so many body aches as a result of having to walk differently because of the ingrown nail that my body hasn't been up to ironing, so I plan to do that before and after my cardio appointment tomorrow, if the sun stays bright long enough (our living room overhead light is currently on the fritz awaiting landlord repair). I wouldn't mind making a dent in my DVR watching and blog reading either, but I think that'll wind up waiting until after the World Series. At least I can watch clever Sesame Street segments, though:

Via The Mary Sue. Love them Rube Goldberg machines, and love the way Sesame Street gets kids jazzed about science!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Ahhh, blessed relief! The toe is understandably sore but the obstruction has been snipped away and I'm on the road to recovery - a road which I can now walk pain-free. Of course, my foot cramped twice while we were out and about doing necessary errands locally then in Yonkers, but it was so worth it to be able to stroll around the yuppie paradise faux village that is Ridge Hill! Although every store we went in (okay, except the Apple store and maybe Clarke's shoes) seems to have succumbed to the Great Pumpkin Spice Conspiracy (in which I myself am, full disclosure, a willing and sometimes eager participant). Ooh, scary! Speaking of which, here's a period table of phobias, fears and unspeakable horrors by the fellow behind Laugh Out Loud Cats (via BoingBoing)...that's right, Hallowe'en is just around the corner! Speaking of which, happy birthday to my youngest brother Jay!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Phew, am I home yet? Tough day for this desk jockey, spent most of it entering information into the world's longest expense report, and the software kept getting slower and slower until I found myself transported to memories of the early '90s, waiting for my 2400 baud modem to connect and the simplest of emails to download. The ingrown toenail keeps getting worse as well, and naturally today was comics shopping day. I was wiped by the time I took the stairwell down from Midtown Comics (did I mention that descending stairs makes the toe hurt more than anything else?), and laden with two heavy bags I still had to hobble two blocks over to catch the express bus at Bryant Park - which was, naturally, over half an hour in coming. I'm so glad I'm getting this toe taken care of tomorrow morning! I'm even happier that I've taken Monday off and will finally have some down time to recover from jury duty, NYCC and a week's worth of workload. Maybe I'll even make a dent in my blog reading again. Although I have plenty of Silly Sites saved up, so how about the history of the English language in handy dandy chart form? Thanks, io9!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

How does Neil Patrick Harris get ready to host the Oscars? By bringing out a weird book and an even weirder video:

Via Mark Evanier.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

First world problems continue, as I was finally able to make an appointment for the weekend with a podiatrist local to my home to take care of an increasingly painful ingrown toenail. The fellow local to my office is out through next Thursday, and this won't wait another week. Just have to play through the pain in the meantime. They didn't have problems like this in the olden days, you know. They probably just filed down toenails or chopped the toes off. I'm such a wuss. But at least I haven't been made into a gif like these 600-year-old manuscript pictures or vintage photos from 100 years ago. thanks, io9!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Still feeling the NY Comic Con effect. I really just need to sleep and relax, but I can't do that until the coming weekend. In the meantime, are you ready for some Star S'Mores?:

Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I have got to remember next year to take a vacation day on the Monday after New York Comic Con. I'm wiped. I need to go consult Google Naps (via Laughing Squid) and go have a nice long kip...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I don't know whether it's age or the jury duty stress of Wednesday and Thursday, but I just didn't have my expected energy level these past few days to really "do" New York Comic Con properly, so I was fairly content to spend most of my time with Robin at his table. Today was especially rewarding because it was Kids' Day and he was doing free quickie sketches for the young'uns, so I got to see him knock 'em out as I sat there pretty much in awe. I'm proud to be my husband's groupie! Proud, but thoroughly exhausted. Next year I really have to rethink my vacation days, I should probably take off the entire week, or at least the Monday after the con. I've also got to plan better beforehand; this year with everything going on at the office and with that jury duty, I was really off my game. Needless to say, I also didn't know what characters most of the cosplayers were supposed to be, because my knowledge of, say, animation stops around the late'80s or early '90s with classics such as...

Via io9, members of whom I'm sure were there today as well but I couldn't tell you where...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

A lovely couple of days so far at New York Comic Con! During the last three days Robin sketched enough to make back our table money (e sold a page as well, which helped boost that total), and yesterday and today I saw lots of old friends, had many fun conversations, put up a bunch of photos on Facebook, and got to be Kath David's "booth buddy" for awhile, so I thought I'd put up a video that she'd like:

Via Laughing Squid. Tomorrow is Kids' Day at NYCC, which is always fun, and I hope to get lots of kid-cosplay photos while Robin does free quarter-page sketches for the tykes.