Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I'm about to brave the winds and the cold and drive to my brother's house to visit and pick up Mom and drive her home. My driving foot's a little better every day so that shouldn't be a problem either. Thank goodness my car's heater works just fine and the vents were all cleaned out during my last oil change! Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for Beyoncé Voters (explanation at Feministing) to be updated, you think it ought to be after the Super Bowl reactions...

Friday, February 12, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Made it through the work week without Robin around, which I consider something of a minor miracle. My foot is improving ever so incrementally, and I've figured out a way to walk that mitigates the worst of the pain without totally throwing me out of alignment. Tomorrow I spend the night at Mom's place during the record cold, which will be a delight as her heat works far, far better than the heat at our apartment. But it's still today, the anniversary of Lincoln's birth, so in his honor we present the Gettysburg PowerPoint presentation (via BoingBoing).

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I still miss Robin. Tonight is the first evening I've had energy, even cooked a stir-fry for dinner, and now of course it's turning cold and all that energy will drain right out of me. So it's back to the space heater in a moment, but first: Have some awkward and inappropriate vintage ads.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I'm jealous of Robin being in England for a number of reasons, some of which have nothing to do with the oncoming deep freeze weather. Mostly I'm frustrated at having to go through the American political process on my own for a short period and not having anyone to snark with. Fortunately the snark can be found in various other places on the internets, like #GOPdildo (via BoingBoing, and sorry Mom)...

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I FaceTimed with Robin today and he's looking a lot better than he has in a week or so; obviously the Sussex air agrees with him. I'm trying to catch up on TV while he's overseas, and wondering if he's doing the same. In case he is, here's a map of where British shows are filmed/take place (via Laughing Squid).

Monday, February 08, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Robin's safe and sound in England with his friend Debs and her SO Bob, and posting away on Facebook, but mostly sleeping off the jetlag. I'm so jealous that he's in the land of FootGolf:



No wait, maybe I'm in the land of FootGolf... via Laughing Squid.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Robin's at the airport as I type, waiting for his flight to England to attend his father's funeral, catch up with his college friends and do a final tour around some well-remembered places from the first few decades of his life. One minute after he left, the dishes were done. Two minutes after he left, full-blown panic set in, which is ridiculous because I'm a grown-ass woman who's lived on her own at various periods of life and I'm fine and he's fine. Then I spoke with my old friend Jill (late of Brilliant at Breakfast) for awhile, at her invitation to "talk me off the ledge," then Robin called from the airport, and now I just feel silly. So here's to silly me, with the TV on just a little too loudly in the next room, only half-watching the Super Bowl and trying to pay attention to the ads -- two creepy denying-women-agency ones from Doritos and I don't remember the other sponsor but it featured Kevin Hart, a cute Prius one, one with the Hulk and Ant-Man that I described to Robin over the phone as it was playing, and a whole mess of ads for movies that won't be out for months. Seriously. For months. And formulaic as all get-out. I mean, here you go, a movie plot generator (via Laughing Squid), see what I mean? Now to take a few deep breaths, remind myself that my neighbors still live in this house so I'm not really alone, and try to stay up late enough to catch Colbert's live show...

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I hear there's some kind of big sporting event tomorrow:





Both via Laughing Squid.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Hoorah, a new Simon's Cat!



I hate the shorthand of "generic character plus eyelashes equals female" but other than that it's got your minimum daily requirement of cute.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

The foot keeps getting incrementally better so I'm less and less nervous about getting around whilst Robin's away. Still, it's all a bit surreal. Speaking of which...



Via Laughing Squid. As Robin observed, this is "where you take a piece of art and reduce it to Myst."