Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, that was a nice surprise. I predicted Astros in 5. Now I'm predicting Astros in 6 games and hoping I'm wrong. :) Also, I'm loving my blue suede sneakers, it's amazing how much better one's outlook on life is when one has proper footwear! Although not as good, I suppose, as this fellow's outlook:

Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Silly SIte o' the Day

I continue to ingratiate myself with my new partners at work, in the process learning that the bar was set fairly low by my predecessor so I need to take their praise with a grain of salt. But a good day, followed by a pretty good evening as the Yankees are winning Game 3 of the ALCS handily so far. I did, however, have to take an inexplicably mandatory online market development-sales course, the exam for which I passed on the second try. Can't that qualify me for some sort of work meeting badge?

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Armed with the knowledge (via my podiatrist) that my feet may have flattened out a bit more despite my orthotics, Robin and I had our "date night" lunch at the Palisades Center (they've now opened up the spiffy new Cuomo Bridge to 2-way traffic, dividing the 8 lanes in half while the other half of the bridge is being worked on) we found ourselves back at the New Balance store to measure my feet and return the sneakers I'd bought two weeks prior. Turns out my feet are the same size as they've been, I'm just not a "rack size" at New Balance any more, and different sneakers now fit differently (I remember when this wasn't the case). I bought a perfect pair for way more than I would have liked, but it's my feet and I'm not effing around with them. They're perfect, they're supportive, they're... Blue. Suede. Shoes. I'm a rocker at last! Next up, some Levi's Wokes?

Wish I could stay up for SNL but, you know, old person. With blue suede shoes.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

My foot seized up around 2 AM, and again it was one of those cramps that started in my sleep and woke me up so the time dilation didn't help. My podiatrist said it was basically because my feet got too cold and I should have worn socks, which I told him I usually do but not when my nails are so long they rip the fabric. Medi-pedi all done now, and I'm ready for the New Balance store tomorrow! But because of the cramping and the early appointment, I've been shot for most of the day. Finally got in a long evening nap after the Yankee game (and my gosh but the Astros are incredible!) and now feel more mentally alert than I have in awhile. Maybe it's time to start tackling fiction writing again. Or maybe just book dedications...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

It's Friday the 13th (it done fall on a Friday this month!) but it's been my lucky day so far, attending a lunch during training day for the business sector whose partners I support (and being introduced to them with glowing praises that totally made me blush) as well as the happy hour afterwards. Got to hang out again with Dellin Betances' brother and give him my condolences, I'm rooting for the Yankees but I just can't see them winning against Houston. As for Simon's Cat, he's getting into the spirit of the day and the month end:

Now if only the weather would cooperate and turn autumnal on a regular basis...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

So all this reconnecting with college frat brothers and figuring out where I go from here with seeing my comic book-y friends and thinking (as I always do) of folks I've lost like Leah and Bill-Dale and my dad and my aunts Laura and Kenie and my uncle Max, well, I'm kind of getting wistful for my childhood days. I kinda wish I could go back and tell stuff to my younger self. Or at least take cool Photoshopped selfies with the younger Elayne the way this guy did with his own boyhood self (via Laughing Squid). Alas, we only time travel in one direction in real life and the other direction in our memories...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in. Today was a special photo day for our new NY-area hires, and apparently not a single person on the HR onboarding team could handle sitting in a room for 3 hours and keeping track of everyone's name and choice of photo. I mean, really. But it was great to see Joe again and I'm in very good standing with everyone I helped out, so I guess that's something. I also like these photos of amusing street art. And now, back to the Yankees game.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Bah, baseball rainouts. Maybe I should just check my bingeclock (via Laughing Squid)...

Monday, October 09, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

My tummy still hasn't recovered from whatever ailed it yesterday, but I got through work fine, even had a chance to talk baseball with Dellin Betances' brother in preparation for tonight's Yankee game. Betances didn't do as well as hoped but the Yankees still won, which was a nice surprise. Meanwhile show premieres are starting to pile up on my DVR (because, you know, baseball playoffs) but I can at least follow the more interesting talk show moments via blog reading. Here's one that made me both laugh and cry:

Via The Mary Sue and lots of other places. I think I'm may buy that book to read on the plane to England.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I spent much of the day pretty ill, whether because of the "off" feeling yesterday or something I ate or just exhaustion, so the "reading room" became my base. Probably should have gotten more sleep but, you know, post-season baseball. Looks like New York lives to fight at least one more day. Didn't see any celebs in the stands, but I might have seen this guy.