Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

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.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Boy, it's a good thing I love books, I spent almost all day working with them, sorting and bundling and getting ready to ship them to area homeless shelters. I can't believe I get paid to do such great work. KFFL is totally going to be my "pet project" for the rest of my career there, I love the idea of giving books to needy kids! My back, however, loves it a bit less. Glad I didn't try to lift more than I did, I'd be in agony. But books are boxed and I'm home for the weekend (with books of the comic-pamphlet variety, of course). I did not get any of the magazines pictured here, however.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Bear in mind when you're watching movies this holiday season that everyone hates Grandpa Joe (via io9). No bearing on the late great Jack Albertson, whom everyone probably loved.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I could wish for better weather so I can finally get outside during lunchtime and explore my new surroundings, but I did manage to walk two blocks and have lunch at the now-pitiful Atrium which used to be the glorious Citicorp Center with restaurants galore and where the toy train displays lit up the Christmas season... now it's just a boring corporate building with a fairly small food court and an almost-in-tune a cappella choir singing carols. Even the buildings seem to be depressed in this weather. And it's snowing and sticking around us, which means tomorrow will probably be icy. I'm not ready for my treads yet! My one saving grace is Robin, so here's another site just for him - Pixactly, where you have to draw boxes of exactly a certain number of pixels then see how close you came. I suck at this, but Robin will probably ace it. Via Laughing Squid.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Despite a couple of miserable commutes (two hours this morning in the deluge, and a shared seat with another large woman this evening, resulting in extensive neck and shoulder pain) and of course the weather, it was another great day at work, as I continue to get oriented in my new position at headquarters. I even figured out, with some generous help from others, how to properly operate my building and floor passes! Have I mentioned I love being an admin assistant? So much better than being whatever fake jobs this Silicon Valley Job Title Generator (via Laughing Squid) comes up with...

Monday, December 08, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

My first day at the NY headquarters of KPMG, and I'm all settled in and loving it! Can't wait for the weather to get a little less frigid so I can explore the surroundings a bit more. Need to find my space sushi (via Laughing Squid), after all!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Another successful shopping day - we bought ourselves a much nicer fiber optic tree than we'd been using the past decade or so, plus some more sweets to adorn it:

We can even hang decorations on the tree, which we couldn't do with the other one, so this coming weekend we may go on the hunt for actual ornaments. I also completed our annual roundup and organized the cards we're sending as well as labels, just need to print and assemble And we watched a lot of DVR'ed stuff. All caught up with Colbert just in time for it to go off the air for good *snif*. Here's a cool poster someone did as a tribute (via Laughing Squid).