Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It's my youngest brother's birthday, so in his honor:



Via Laughing Squid.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It's gotten cold in this apartment, and I've stopped blaming the new fridge and begun to think it's the weather. Looking forward to next Monday when the landlord turns on the heat. Until then, it's space heaters and perhaps nose warmers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, it's decided - I'm going to stop planning birthday bashes for people who have clearly indicated to me that they don't want one. This frees up almost my entire vacation week, which will now be spent chasing foliage if I can find any. Maybe I can get some Instagram photos that will be grouped thematically (via BoingBoing). Now if only I could figure out how to work my Instagram account.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Payday, and I'm exhausted from work as well as from some tension built up by my upcoming vacation. I'll have to make a decision about that soon, vacations are meant to relax rather than stress one out. But for now, all the bills are paid and I'm ready to collapse with some post-season baseball and blend into the surroundings...

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Our new fridge is now fully-stocked, although we're still working out the details of what goes where in the new configuration. I've brought out my cool-weather comforter, which Zed adores, and we even have the heater on this evening as the apartment inside got slightly cooler than the temps outside. Soon, oh so soon, it will be time for men everywhere to break out their crocheted pants, and their tortoises to follow. I love autumn.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

This lovely autumn day (which admittedly started a bit rainy) saw us journey to Jersey for a visit with Mom, who assures us she is currently well-stocked with bananas but I think she could use a few more:



Via BoingBoing. I don't actually remember that 1943 film, but you can't really go wrong with a combination of Busby Berkeley and Carmen Miranda.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

The new fridge, she is pretty! The milk and cheese, they did not last, so we went on an emergency milk run when I got home from one of the busiest Fridays I've ever had at my current job. At one point I was talking to a partner on the phone, IM'ing a tech guy, training a new admin, and trying to politely converse with an old admin simultaneously. I mean, I'm good at multi-tasking but not that good! It's enough to make me wish I were more of an introvert:



Via Laughing Squid.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Our old fridge (Robin found out it was manufactured in 1986) has finally given up the ghost, and the landlord's rep was supposed to bring a new one today, but no such dice so it's takeout again. And it took them almost an hour to deliver, which means I've just finished dinner and it's probably too early to go to bed, as tired as I am. I wonder what the new machine will look like, and whether it will have enough room for mac & cheese candy canes (via BoingBoing). Don't worry, they're probably loaded with sugar so I wouldn't get them even if I were more than mildly curious...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, October really sneaked up on me whilst I was watching baseball. Turns out I'm on vacation in a week and a half! I'm heading down to Reading to see my friend Anna and celebrate her 65th birthday, but before that I'm going to meet my California brother and sis-in-law when they come back east for a few days to see family and do the NY touristy thing. Did I ever mention my CA brother does (or at least used to do) a spot-on impression of Johnny Carson? Almost as good as Tommy Smothers:



Via Laughing Squid. And you should hear his Marv Albert (pre-women's underwear)...

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Aaaand it looks like NY baseball is over for the year now. Boston really is a tremendous team, gotta give it up for them. Meanwhile, The Mary Sue dissects the #himtoo meme. I love that the subject of the meme apologized for his mom's idiocy.