Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Robin and I both worked today (he on his actual art, me on ironing), despite our bone-tiredness that persists. I wonder if it goes with the thanks-a-lot-global-climate-change weather? I think I'm already getting spring allergies! The potentially good news is that my ArchGlove plantar brace worked with my old slippers so I didn't have to wear sneakers around the house all day, and the pain does seem to have lessened quite a bit. I've ordered some other kinds of plantar braces via Amazon that are designed to work specifically with heel pain, so I think I'm well on the road back to recovery. Alas, I don't get the day off tomorrow, so I'm putting the ArchGlobe in my pocket for work purposes. Meanwhile, after Robin and I were both done working we had a lovely time just being with each other, so in his honour I present:



Via Laughing Squid. Did you know the British also make fun of American teeth as being too fake and perfect? It's true! Although by and large our teeth tend to be worse than theirs...

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I barely got through the supermarket today, having had a very broken night of stomach pain and such interrupting my sleep, so I'm pretty wiped now. Just enough energy to blog about color-changing dominoes:



Via Laughing Squid.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

As long as I had sneakers on today (I changed back from my work shoes mid-afternoon) the foot was fine and I could even walk unaided for brief periods of time. So that bodes well for the weekend, as does the weather. I'm no fan of global climate change but I do appreciate not having to deal with too much cold and snow this month. Particularly with my favorite artist by my side! And I think Robin will appreciate these illustrated client requests from an artist who was expected to donate his time, energy and talent for no compensation.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The foot is getting incrementally better, but I'm still impatient, I want it to be all better now. It's been pretty much all year that the Sisterhood of the Traveling Foot Pain has affected one foot or the other, and I'm hoping by March to be rid of the cane altogether once the leg cramps or releases or whatever. Meanwhile, got lots done at work, laying groundwork for tomorrow's tasks, and I'm just beat. But you know, even in our self-absorption we should never forget the non-existent victims of the non-existent Bowling Green Massacree. Won't you help out? (Via Peter David.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Photo day today at the office, so here are some Hieronymus Bosch figurines (via Arthur).

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, what a great Valentine's Day. Robin bought me two dozen roses and a heart-shaped box of sugar-free chocolates, and of course I bought him sushi. Can't think of a much more romantic evening than that! Let's celebrate with some Simon's Cat, shall we?



And here's their Guide to Love:



Hope you all had a lovely day out there!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The morning commute was, as feared, very difficult, but Robin managed to get me and my laptop onto the bus, and I was somehow able to get it from there to the office to my workstation. It helped that I have a nifty new iPhone SE whose battery doesn't mysteriously drain every time I take a photo or look at it in cold weather or play Pokemon GO. Took them all of five minutes to get my work email and work-related apps onto it, and I'm getting the hang of"touch, then press to open" fingerprint technology, which fortunately is not superseded by my alphanumeric security code the firm requires me to have. By lunchtime I was able to limp outside to refill my commuter card, now that they've repaired the elevator access to the subway station. By end of day I was limping at a much faster pace. Tonight I'm wearing an old work shoe (with a new plantar orthotic) on my left foot and a slipper on my right, in the hopes that helps heal the, er, heel even more. I can almost see the light at the end of this tunnel. But ah, will it be filled by London Rock?



Via Laughing Squid.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Ironing done, but I'm very nervous about tomorrow. It's been sleeting and icing over all day. Robin has to carry me and my laptop to the bus in the morning, and the heel isn't really improving that much. All of yesterday's walking played havoc with it, and I think my backup slippers are exacerbating the pain. New slippers next week assuming this heel thing improves. Very psyched for the Grammys and BAFTAs tonight (too bad they're competing against one another, I wish BBC America had shown the BAFTAs live last night when they actually took place). Meanwhile in the real world... oh heck, let's just stick with Twitter for now, wherein one finds Donaeld the Unready (via Arthur).

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

At this point the left foot has good days and not-so-good days. This too shall pass, I'm sure, all of it, but in the meantime I need to take advantage of the good days and try to work around the bad ones as best I can. Today was a good day, so we were able to get our shopping done and I tried to keep off the foot as much as possible in the afternoon. By evening it was not-so-good. But ah, when I'm pain-free (as I usually am when I sit), it's glorious to be able to think straight! Plus, I have a new iPhone, my old one's battery has been gradually getting worse and worse since last autumn and I finally bit the bullet, so in honor of that I present Gadget Earth:



Via Laughing Squid. We've been watching Planet Earth again on the Beeb today (new series starts next weekend!) so this amuses me.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

It looks a mess out there, so I'm working from home again. I'm sure they'll plow eventually, I just hope I can get down the stairs tomorrow and into the car so we can do our shopping. I keep getting advice on Facebook regarding my foot and leg woes, but at this point I'm thinking time (and warmer weather) is the best healer. Maybe I'll try crystals. Yeah, right.