Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

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.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Glad that's over! Last time I schedule a colonoscopy for a vacation week, it's loomed over me for days. But it's Friday, I can eat again, I have the whole weekend to recover from the IV bruise on the back of my hand (it'll take longer), and since it's Friday I feel like posting these photos of drawn cat moods on Cute Overload. So there!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

So I was reading Robin this New Yorker article about "No, totally" actually meaning "yes" and all the reasons why, and I found tons of neologisms and portmanteaus abounding therein. It reminded me of this Sad and Useless entry on new recommended words for our modern dictionaries, as well as this old HuffPo bit that I'm pretty sure was swiped from elsewhere.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

My second self-assigned "staycation task" is done, as my entire run of INSIDE JOKE (except for the "IJ Redux" issue I published a year after I ended the zine, for some reason that's nowhere to be found) has been scanned and uploaded to the cloud, in anticipation of Tom Gedwillo hosting it all on his Chromium Switch zine. Only two major week-specific tasks remain (not including ironing, of course): getting through all my 3-year-old pre-"New 52" DC comics (I'm up to "F" now) and prepping for/getting my colonoscopy. Which, who schedules for during a vacation week? I must be nuts. But not nuts enough to have gone anywhere during this lovely day. No transportation hassles at all. No airplane safety cards (via BoingBoing) to read. And speaking of reading, it's back to the comics box now...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Weekday #2 of my "stay-cation" and the kitchen cabinet inventory is done (a project I've wanted to accomplish since before the Great Purge of Aught-Fourteen), including rediscovering two of our beloved cat drinking glasses (wish I could find more that didn't cost an arm and a leg from some Etsy "vintage" shop); I'm about a third of the way through scanning all my old INSIDE JOKES for eventual display on Chromium Switch alongside my Four-Alarm FIRESIGNals; and I've finished all my comics reading except for DC's "Convergence" series and tie-ins, which supposedly have something to do with comics before the "New 52" universe so I'm bound and determined to finish reading all those books from five years back which went by the wayside just around the time Robin dropped off their comp list. As kitchen-ventory, scanning IJ and "old" DC comics reading were my big three "goals" for this week I'm pretty happy with my progress so far. Oh, and I'm relaxed too. All because I chose to stay at home rather than going places. I can always save the "see wonderful Manhattan!" bit for when the weather isn't quite so hot. Although I do feel guilty that I didn't exercise as much as I wanted to today"


Via Laughing Squid. Sadly, this is way too close to how I actually work out, only my legs do pump the pedals of my stationary bike whilst I'm on the iPad...