Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Much quieter at work today, where our staff meeting consisted of a nice Thanksgiving feast. And of course since Tuesday and Thursday are always sushi days I'd already had a maki and some nigiri so I almost definitely ate too moishe. But I'm already in holiday mode, between this week then the England trip then of course the Chrismukkah season, so I'm sure I'll find this Hallmark Holiday Movie Twitterbot very handy! (Via BoingBoing.)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Between the cold and my workload (which is pretty much under control, or at least it will be by next Tuesday) I really needed my surprise Chambord Royale this evening. I surprised myself, actually, as there's a liquor store between the office and my bus stop, and as I'd just missed one bus and knew it would be a wait for the next one I ducked into the establishment and procured a small bottle of California bubbly. I can't imagine how much better this would taste with actual champagne! Maybe I'll order one in England to see if they can do it. Although it does seem to get me quite tipsy; right now I can't tell the difference between these similar-looking items:

MIRROR • Short story of similar objects from Tanello Production on Vimeo.



Via Laughing Squid. And so to bed, if I can find it!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Cute ad for a game I don't play by an actress I really like:



Via io9.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

We got home from shopping (including for our contribution to my cousin's Thanksgiving gathering) before the rains came in, but naturally we forgot a few things, so I guess we're going out shopping again on Friday. I must remember to buy a small bottle of champagne so I can try to make a Chambord Royale, and possibly also to give me an excuse to buy a chambong:



This is a real thing in the world; BoingBoing has a link to where you can purchase it.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

It's Friday, so it must be time for a new Simon's Cat!



Just a note, as we're leaving for England in less than two weeks, and I won't be taking my laptop with me to blog with embedded Silly Sites and such, I'm in the process of pre-scheduling daily posts to hit at noontime each day so this blog will still have daily content. If I have the time and the wifi I may still do real-time posts, they just won't have any links on them.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

What a weird-ass day. I was on my feet more than I thought I'd be this morning, and by afternoon I was thoroughly exhausted and looking forward to my ophthalmologist visit - only the MTA made sure that was not to be, as I waited almost an hour for a bus to come which meant I had to reschedule with the doctor. Plus, I left my beloved camel-colored newsboy hat on the bus. Then I remembered the driver had asked me to call his cell phone and leave a message about the lateness situation that he could play to his supervisor, so I called his cell number again and, long story short, the hat came back. I swear, that hat's seen more adventures than I have. Maybe I should try the subway next time, only this might happen:



Via io9.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Woo-hoo, payday! Now I can get my nostrils done!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Ugh, both Firefox and Feedly have upgraded, which means my home desktop will take more getting used to and suddenly ads are stuck among my saved Silly Sites. Decidedly not nice. At least in Australia there's an entire organization dedicated to mocking government ads (via BoingBoing); maybe they can branch out?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

As Mondays go, this one wasn't bad. If yours was worse, you might want to indulge in some choice words:



Via Mark Evanier.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Weird day today. First our TV and internet went out after Robin went back to bed late this morning, and I had to wait until he woke up again to find out that it was our internet carrier. So we decided to do our meager grocery shopping whilst it was being repaired (something happened in the neighborhood, we were never told what), and the downtown Kingsbridge crowds really started to get to me and make me all irritable and we saw a cable repair truck pass us about a block from our house so, lo and behold, it all returned this afternoon and I was able to get some ironing done and I can't stop this run-on sentence! There! I need a break. Here's how you make a Nightmare Before Christmas "piescraper" (oh, I get it now, pie+skyscraper; not very fast on the uptake today):



Via Laughing Squid.