Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Whenever we visit Mom, which we're doing tomorrow, there's a stretch of the NJ Turnpike just before the hookup with the Garden State Parkway, where we pass under a bridge festooned with 'Murcan flags. Not American flags, mind you, we see that when we pass the flag store on Route 9. No, these are 'Murcan ones, stars and stripes interspersed with POW/MIA flags and whatever other propaganda of the moment we're driving by too fast to fully take in (thank goodness). I'd like to suggest that bridge consider some New Confederate Flags while they're at it (via BoingBoing), you'd hardly notice...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

You know, vacation is the perfect time to try meditating. Today I plan on meditating in front of the TV - what? That's not meditation, that's just vegging out? Oh dear, perhaps I need a motivational video:

That's better... Via BoingBoing.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

My ironing board is finally put away (in anticipation of tomorrow's vacuuming) and my clothes closet is almost over-full. I'm a happy camper. Plus, I've been watching both the Yankees' weirdly incredible game and a David Attenborough Africa marathon and forgetting silly first world problems:

Via Brand Flakes for Breakfast.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

I can see I'm going to have to set myself some sort of structure this week, or I'll go nuts. Today was washing the dishes, at least two rounds as I cooked breakfast then dinner. Tomorrow I plan on finishing up my ironing, including winter shirts I've let dangle for months. Wednesday we might venture out to see Mom but I'm concerned about the weather. Through it all I want to keep up with blog reading as much as possible, maybe even catching up with the thousands of unread posts I have by this weekend. I am trying to keep perspective, though. A good way to do that is to tune into Lightyear.fm (via Wonder Tonic) and find out how far in space my favorite songs have travelled thus far.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, the day got past me, didn't it? But I did some leisurely ironing so it wasn't a total loss, and I've decided to take it easy and make no discernable plans for the week, which may or may not be a good thing for a person as organized as I am. Which reminds me, both Robin and I got a kick out of Sad and Useless' photos that will annoy the perfectionist in us.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

I'm afraid my first day of stay-cation was much like yesterday. Lots of stomach ailments, the plantar fasciitis is still bothering me although my foot seems to be on the mend, and I pretty much vegged out. Going back to sleep now, in fact. I can't even keep my eyes open enough for the color brightness test (via BoingBoing). Nor can Robin, although it does seem like the kind of test he could pass with his eyes closed.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

And I'm out! Not a lot of plans, I feel kinda sick at the moment, even had Robin open the windows and turn off the ACs because I was shivering so much. So yeah, there's that. I'm sure it's all good things from here on. Here, have some Cage of Thrones. I'm going to bed.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Vacation starts in less than 24 hours (another "stay-cation" I fear; my foot is getting better but way too gradually). So much to look forward to, including Muppets!

Via Laura.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

I continue to be impressed by how Stephen Colbert is using "new media" to keep himself in the public eye until his "old media" show starts next month. This week, he recognizes how many people watch videos at their desks during their lunch hour (I'm one of them), and accommodates them thusly:

I think he's really going to be terrific, I can't wait.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Alas, my plantar fasciitis has kicked up again, as it does every year or so. I even had to use the walking stick on my way home from the office to the bus stop. Not fun, I hope it straightens out soon. The usual "runner's calf stretch" seems to worsen it, so I'm at a loss. Plus, I have a bit of walking to do tomorrow! So I'm hoping for the best, and watching some cool domino action to make myself feel better:

Via Laughing Squid.