Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

One day down, one to go. I have no earthly idea how I got through my workday, I'm in such a fog and have so many little aches and pains I can't enumerate them. Appropriately, here's a US map of the most common causes of death that THEY keep covering up. I don't see the Dreaded Lurgy among them, but then it's always lurking... somewhere...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

No shops for us today - we're both coming down with some dreaded lurgy or other that makes me very glad I only have to work two days this week. So today's project was clearing out the shelf atop the coat closet to leave only those outerwear accessories we're actually going to use. And that was about all I could handle. So much easier to do holiday stuff online anyway, like with this SkyMall parody catalog (via BoingBoing). Happy Solstice!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Oh dear, I'd forgotten how crowded and crazy things get in the vicinity of shopping malls on the last Saturday before Christmas, particularly when the weather isn't that inclement. Mayhap we should have kept the grocery shopping more local, but we had a big shopping list and a late start today, so it is what it is. But oh my, so, so many cars. Which reminds me, I'm bookmarking these videos for my own later viewing, as I keep missing them when they're on TV and it looks like a cute ad campaign (certainly my favorite one this season by far). Via io9.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Another great week of work done; can't wait until the new year when my new assignments really kick into gear! And I'm very grateful my commute has consisted of merely changing express buses so I can continue to avoid subways. I really got a kick out of this subway etiquette primer:



Via Laughing Squid.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I'm so wiped, there's no way I can stay up for the last Colbert Report tonight. In fact, I'm konking out shortly after this blog post, or during some version of A Christmas Carol or other. My favorite is the one featuring Father Christmas wearing beard baubles (via Brand Flakes for Breakfast).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Here are some lovely snow drawings from Sonja Hinrichsen (via Laughing Squid). Much better than writing one's name in the snow, methinks!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I usually don't go for these things, but I really liked this clever compilation:



Via Cute Overload, of course.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

My last full week before the company-mandated 11-day vacay, and everyone around me seems to be walking on air. I can't wait to find out what's in store for me in 2015! Meantime, since I'll be off starting next Wednesday, I'll probably do much of my celebrating after Christmas, but that doesn't mean I can't put up some holiday-ish silly sites beforehand. And with the preponderance of Biblical movies around and in production, I'd like to share the TL;DR (Too Long; Didn't Read) versions of Bible stories (via io9). I know of an awful lot of Bible-thumpers who probably didn't read that book they're thumping...

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

We opted not to leave the house today, and I think my body really needed that. A nice nap in the afternoon certainly helped, and I had enough mental energy to get caught up on bills and my checkbook and such. Even cleared up some DVR'ed stuff and watched with Robin a few minutes of bad movies featuring celebrities who should know better - possibly even the celebrities pictured here "posing with their younger selves" (via Arthur)...

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Oh, my aching muscles. I knew I was going to feel it today, but I didn't know how much. And I didn't get my usual afternoon nap because we spent much of the afternoon addressing holiday cards and sealing envelopes. All done now! That should give me a few points in my Klaus Score:



Via Brand Flakes for Breakfast.