Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

A pretty nice day, wherein we got all our errands done and were back hiding from the heat by 10:30. We took it easy the rest of the day but now I'm thinking we need to go out again. My hair's too long and it's driving me nuts. And the Tappan Zee is back in business, so I think we mall it tomorrow. Maybe even see a movie. Although not this one:

Via Laughing Squid.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Aaaand that's it, I'm off for another long weekend. I decided to ride out the upcoming heat wave by cowering at home, hoping that by the time I'm back to work on Wednesday it will have passed. The walk from the office to the bus stop, laptop in tow, was brutal. But I got a lot of new-to-me Pokemon, so that was fun. (The office is situated in what appears to be a confluence of "enhanced" Poke-stops where the little monsters gather, so every time I go to the restroom it seems I catch something new! No wait, that didn't come out right...) Right now I'm just feeling very weary and drained, and the weather is only partially to blame. So I'm hitting the hay and leaving you with some fake animal facts plastered over the Los Angeles Zoo.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sillly Site o' the Day

So apparently some convention out in San Diego officially begins today. I haven't been to Comic-Con since 2000, and I do miss it, although I miss what it was in my memory, in the days before ladies' room queues. All in all, I'm much happier with the state of the industry today, I'm too old to stand in queues of any sort any more, I'll always have my wonderful memories, and, most importantly, I'm "married to it" with a comic-book artist husband, so I'm not all that disappointed to no longer be a Comic-Con attendee. Besides, it's not like the ubiquitous entertainment press isn't going to tell us exactly what's going on. Sing it, even:

Via Robin and probably about a dozen other blogs by now.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Sadly, I have spent the evening immersed in Pokemon GO, getting rid of low-point-value duplicates. I can't find a good alphabetical list of all the Poke-GO character names so I may just create one of my own tomorrow. Spreadsheets, it's what I do. But you know, it could be worse:

Via Laughing Squid. I actually got most of the jokes.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Not only have I not been watching the Republican National Convention, our office's pantry TVs (which are always tuned to CNN) have been turned off today. Just too much noise, I guess. Meanwhile, do check out the Twitter hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

With all the political upheaval going on lately, we really need John Oliver to make sense of it all. In the meantime, at least we get his endorsement deals:

I'm too tired to care much about politics at the moment anyway. Off to bed.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Just as well it was too hot to go outside. As it turned out, I needed to stay close to the reading room. Hope my body can rally for work tomorrow! As for today, we mostly watched TV. And as we mostly have disparate tastes, I don't think we'll be needing this any time soon:

Via The Mary Sue.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Yeah, I missed cat blogging yesterday too. So here you go, a new Simon's Cat:

We never used red dots with Amy, but she loved chasing the lights from flashlights.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Another long workday but got a bit accomplished so no complaints. Now I'm hoping to hunker down for the weekend and just rest. I know it's Friday and time for cat blogging, but I couldn't resist bird blogging instead as, via Robin, it's clear every New Yorker needs a pigeon dating app. This is, again, a Real Thing in the World.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I don't get it. This is actually a Real Thing That Exists in the World, not something that only exists in comedy sketches:

Via Laughing Squid.