Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The foot gradually improved throughout the day, thanks to me wearing a better plantar brace and using my cane when needed so I don't throw my body out of alignment by limping. I'm about 95% back to normal now, which is certainly something to celebrate. It's also Rosh Hashanah, and all my cards and e-greetings are done. Here's what I sent out:

An oldie but a goodie, just like me. Happy new year!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I was right to be concerned. My foot is effed up something bad today, from the 3 AM leg cramp onward (and I hate those, the leg started cramping in my dream and I had to force myself awake to deal with it). Even this late the pain lingers, and all I can think about is the work I still have to do tomorrow. I'm so stressed I really need that mindfulness meditation, but so tired that all I can manage is sleep. And perhaps reading funny gas station signs.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

My workday was so filled with meetings I barely had time to get my regular work done, so tomorrow looks to be a bear as well. Plus, something's gone wrong with my foot again. And I haven't sent out any Rosh Hashanah greetings to relatives. That's me, falling behind again. So in honor of that, here's the oldest silly site in my saved items:

Via Laughing Squid. Should I have said Not Safe For Work?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I've been bleary and weary all day, and the UN proceedings around town didn't help in terms of my commute. But I'm home now, bills are paid, baseball's on the telly, and The Handmaid's Tale was so successful at the Emmys they're thinking about a spinoff:

Via BoingBoing.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

So Stephen Colbert is hosting the Emmys tonight, but I can't help but feel James Corden could bring a bit more zazz to the proceedings:

Via The Mary Sue.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Visited Mom today, and the drive exhausted me more than I thought, so we ordered in (meh) and watched LaLa Land on HBO (extremely meh). Among other disappointments, no newspaper headlines in the movie (via Laughing Squid). Also no real happy ending, everyone (at least every woman) whisper-sang instead of actual singing, it was like the director had seen lots of old musicals from which he borrowed any number of tropes but didn't quite get what made them so wonderful. I would love to have had John Legend play the male lead instead of a way-too-infrequent supporting character, could someone make a musical starring him instead?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I still haven't seen Wonder Woman, is this how it ended?

Via Laughing Squid.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I've been trying to work a mandatory 10-minute meditation into my day as part of a mindfulness course I'm taking at work, but there don't seem to be enough hours in the day. No way can I shut out distractions during my commute, and both at work and at home there's always too much Stuff To Do. I'm sure I'll hit upon some kind of solution soon. Until then at least I'm finally well enough to resume body movement, if not spiritual movement. Maybe the solution is to start a micronation?

Via Laughing Squid. I think I would dub my micronation Timenoughistan...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I had another great baseball-related conversation at work today with Dellin Betances' brother. Really great guy, which leads me to believe the Yankees' reliever is probably a great guy too. So I was watching the Gameday version of today's game in between doing work stuff, and of course it comes with ads, but I found this one really funny:

There's a blooper reel too, of course:

So, no Yankees game tonight... what to do... ah, there's a Mets game on, isn't there?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I've felt queasy all day, but got through work just fine (give or take more trips to the "reading room" than I would have liked) and decided to not only exercise my franchise but my body as well, so walked home from the polling place. Alas, the school where my district voted has been under reconstructions for like three years now so voters had to follow a convoluted trail round to the back of the building. You seriously have to be a dedicated political wonk to want to go to all that trouble. Anyway, it's about an 8-10 city block walk from the school back to my home, and ordinarily my lazy self would have just hopped back on the city bus because of the uphill/downhill nature of that walk, but I needed to pick up new menus from some area restaurants so decided to hoof it. Alas, that did me in; I'm now running a 100-degree-plus fever. Took some ibuprofen with my dinner and am headed off to bed shortly, but not before noting that there was a big Apple announcement today:

Via BoingBoing. Wait, that's not it? Maybe this is it:

Oh well, I'm sure it's one of them.