Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Back to Olympics watching (well, and sleeping, and reading, and even a little cooking)! You know, someone besides me has often wondered, what if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball?

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

At last, we headed down to see Mom after way too long. Between being under the weather and, well, under the weather, I was only able to get the car taken care of last week and I didn't want to do a four-hour round-trip with it being all wonky. We made it back about a half hour ago, well before the snow started falling, so we lucked out there. And Mom even treated us to lunch at the local diner; fortunately the food looked nothing like this (via BoingBoing).

Friday, February 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

As a fan both cats and zoetrops and, of course, yummy-looking food, oh boy, do I want this:



Via BoingBoing.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I wish the mainstream press would stop trying to bend more and more rightwards to please people who will never, ever like them, and just try to report the truth. Matthew Deseem seems to feel much the same way, but he's put it to Gilbert & Sullivan in I Am the Very Model of a New York Times Contrarian (via BoingBoing).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Can't blog... must return to watching Olympics... having the same reactions as many of these people...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

So is it Mardi Gras or the Chinese New Year? Laissez le dim sum roulez? I'm sure that must be a candidate for the Not Yorker (via BoingBoing).

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

More fun with Olympics: Skiers Photoshopped onto toilets! Yes, you very well could have lived without that.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

After yesterday's foot and knee struggles I was kind of dreading getting up, but no pain this morning! I was out of the house around 9 to take the car in and solve the Mystery of the Squeaky Engine, which turned out to be that I needed a couple drive belts. Alas, that meant (between waiting for the belts to be delivered, then redelivered when one of them turned out to be the wrong one) killing almost three hours at the auto place, but it was worth it to have my baby purring like a Zed and handling better than it has in months. We did our shopping in the rain (fortunately it didn't start pouring until we returned) and I got me some oatmeal as that's been my breakfast at work for the past week and does seem to be helping me in terms of glycemic maintenance and other things. Then we watched the online feed of last night's Olympics opening ceremony with "natural sound," so much better without the NBC commentary we had to sit through last night! Now there's figure skating (well, ice dancing), so I'm looking forward to seeing the fun grimaces. Back to the TV!

Friday, February 09, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

My rough (but manageable!) day at work well behind me, and my foot and knee brace off as my legs recover, I'm trying to watch the Olympics opening ceremony but the stupid American POV keeps getting in the way. Oh well, at least we can all agree that Valentine's Day is coming up next Wednesday, and Simon's Cat is getting ready:



Now back to some fun spectacle and way too much jingoism.