Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It looked this morning like we got maybe 8" of snow yesterday, and it was rough going in the boots (with my foot still hurting) until we got out to the main sidewalk, but by evening it was all gone (it seems to have never existed below 96th Street in Manhattan) and it looks as though I'm back to sneakers tomorrow. Wonder what the future weather has in store for us:

Erm, never mind. Via Laughing Squid.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

The snow is still coming down, but it doesn't appear nearly as bad as originally forecast. Nonetheless our office was closed today so Robin set up my work laptop with my home monitor and I was good to go. Although I'm never really as comfortable working from home as from the office, I guess I just like the routine. Here are some other differences.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Silly SIte o' the Day

So everyone's going impending-storm-crazy, and Robin came into Manhattan to help carry my laptop home since I'm having trouble carrying myself (although the foot certainly isn't as bad as last week). We decided to have "date night" at home and good thing, too - the roads were packed and it took a record 2-1/2 hours (okay, I exaggerate, it was really 2 hours and 20 minutes) to get home via the express bus. I really need the 10-foot commute tomorrow, I hope it helps me heal a bit. That and chocolate. Maybe even a chocolate Rubik's Cube:

Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Ugh, something about being back to work just triggers my plantar pain. Not sure why, but the foot is back to hurting again. Time to get out the rolling pin! I dunno, maybe I just need a more balanced media diet (via BoingBoing)...

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Woo-hoo, our taxes are done! As are lots of other things around the house so, despite the allergic reactions and a somewhat queasy tummy, I fel the weekend has been a good one. Here are some very cute animal reviews by zoo workers.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Top o' the mornin', and boy am I sleepy. Bad an 8AM medi-pedi, before which I had to battle in a tiny parking lot to maneuver my car around (back and forth around a dozen times) so it was facing the right direction for exiting (naturally by the time my appointment was done all the other cars were gone), and now I'm just exhausted and waiting for Robin to wake up so we can shop and I can collapse. I think most of what I'm feeling is related to allergies, but it's still more debilitating than I'd like. Let's soothe the senses with some dominoes, shall we?

Via Mark Evanier.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It's been awhile since we've run a Simon's Cat episode, hasn't it?

And now, back to the cat of this house, who is demanding ever-increasing affection.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

As a public service, I'd like to make you aware of some very British problems. You're welcome.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

In celebration of me being able to stay in the living room without my foot and leg pain increasing (although my leg muscle did spasm a few times), Robin put on the Beauty & The Beast film starring a couple of Emmas, Galdalf, young Obiwan and that guy from Legion. (Seriously, I had no idea Dan Stevens had those wonderful pipes, I'm now hoping for a Legion musical episode.) Lots of fun, and in honor of all the faux Frenchness of it all, I present my new favorite sport:

Et voila! Yeah, it's a real thing in the world. Via Laughing Squid.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I can walk again! Well, carefully and making sure not to tax the foot too much, but yeah, not even limping any more, and the pain has reduced to an occasional twinge. About time too. I'm even regaining my appetite for whatever it is Jeff Goldblum is doing:

Via BoingBoing.