Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

October's First Blogaround

Let's get one of my favorite months started right. Not too many saved bookmarks (and at least a third are from The Mary Sue which I'm sure many Pen-Elayne readers read already), but I'm trying not to let them build up too much:
Till next time!

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits! And speaking of British traditions, even BoingBoing got fooled by the very odd site Tyrone Tribulations. I think I'm going to need my British-to-American translator for this satiric site...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Bye September! Still a bit warm for my tastes but overall I can't complain about the weather for much of the last 5-6 months - it was almost worth going through that 17-month winter to have such a lovely late spring and summer. Now I'm more than ready for sweater weather and foliage photographs again! I also have to start gearing up for NYCC, even if jury duty decrees I might only be there on the weekend. Best study up on which studio owns which Marvel movies (via io9)...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

A new week sees September off, as I try to shrug off this weird illness (was fine most of the day then it hit me again when I got home) and clear out some very old bookmarks. Since the midterm silly season is well underway, here's a good one from Funny or Die:

Via Susie.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Still meh, still looking at a pile of ironing that may not get done in 80-plus degree heat (even the AC drains me), but still hoping food will fuel the disappearance of this bug. Probably not the kind of fuel in a Guy Fieri restaurant, though...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Still feeling meh, but at least my headache has migrated to one specific point in the back of my head which feels a bit like a bump, so I think a lot of my illness might be insect-borne. Still can't find a bite-mark, though. Robin (who's suffering through the same sort of illness and believes it's a bug but not the biting kind) and I managed to do our food shopping and get the car washed then covered (we love autumn, but so do the squirrels who deposit twigs and leaves and particularly sap-filled acorn bits upon our car) before collapsing. At least my appetite doesn't seem to be affected. I could do with a bento lunch from Sasariri right about now.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Silly Sites o' the Day

Wow, what a crappy day. For the last couple of days, but particularly last night, I've had bad muscle aches (including a flare-up of the plantar fasciitis), exhaustion and a constant headache centered in the back of my head which is not usually where my headaches reside. Today the symptoms ganged up to make my work day, shall we say, challenging. I have no idea how I managed to get comics and make it home on the subway-to-local-bus route. Naught but sleep planned for the weekend so that should help a bit. But enough about me, I'm sure you'd rather hear what celebrities are up to. Seems that Morrissey got a job (via Wil Wheaton) and John Malkovich has been inserting himself into famous portraits (via Arthur). I lead such a boring life in comparison!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

While I don't really have the spare cash to buy a brick for the Tesla Museum, at least I can help spread the word:

The t-shirts looks way cool, though.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Since I no longer work for practicing Jews I'll be at the office the next couple of days, but wish all of my Jewish friends and family a very happy New Year. Via my cousin Marc on Facebook, here's where you can find out if today is a Jewish holiday.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, there goes my enjoyment of New York Comic Con. I've just been called to jury duty on Wednesday, October 8, so there's a good chance I'll be missing the con on Thursday and Friday, the two days when I really wanted to make plans to walk around and such because they're not as crowded. I've already postponed once, I doubt they'll let me do it again even if I come in with my table receipt. Any chance I can borrow a Princess Leia outfit from a NYCC cosplayer? Ah well, I suppose it'll be a good chance to catch up on some reading, might as well take the storytelling tropes periodic table (via Laughing Squid) with me...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Happy autumn! What a great time to get out and about in the city, give or take this week with the UN General Assembly and the President in town. Might as well forget about hailing cabs, ye unfortunate tourists. Besides, some guy will only come along and high-five you:

Via BoingBoing.