Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The weather cooled down considerably and we've had the windows open for much of the day, but I opted for ironing and DVR clean-up over making my tired back and legs walk around the neighborhood, which worked out well as I've needed to be near the "reading room" almost all afternoon as well. Time to catch up on some mashup art this week, starting with George Costanza as other famous pop culture characters (via Laughing Squid). More as May rolls in!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

A nice hot day today, way too uncomfortable to walk around the neighborhood taking spring blossom photos, but I needed the rest and there was plenty of English football and American baseball to keep me in the Land of Nod much of the day. Fortunately the errands got done before the worst of the heat. My head has been so addled, however, that I forgot to do Friday Cat Blogging yesterday:

Zed doesn't like all people-food, thank goodness. But he's developed a disturbing taste for sushi...

Friday, April 28, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

So yesterday I didn't bother with a jacket and I was way too cold, particularly walking to and from the doctor's office for my annual check-up (near as I can tell I'm A-OK, but still waiting for the blood test results). So naturally today I took my jacket, and I was perspiring waiting for the morning bus. Can't win, I suppose! Makes me dizzy, although not as much as these cool kaleidoscope animations Wil Wheaton ran on his Tumblr.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I was supposed to be feted at work today by the folks with whom I worked for the past 2+ years, but schedules dictated otherwise, so I spent my last $20 on the cafeteria lunch (not a hardship, they do sushi twice weekly). Worst comes to worst, I suppose I could use my credit card for lunch tomorrow. Then again:

Via Laughing Squid. And how weird is it that if you have a perfect payment record you're actually less credit-worthy than if you've been in debt and paid it off?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I've been an admin so long I remember when it was called Secretaries Day.

Off in about half an hour to our Admin Day celebration! Then I'm bringing home two lovely bouquets of flowers for, I'm guessing, Zed to munch on...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

If you live in the Pittsburgh area, where do you go to get your satire? Breaking Burgh is here to help! (Via Arthur.)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, that was strange. I wasn't looking forward to work today, as I'd had much frustration on Friday learning a new-to-me program now that I'm dealing with a different job assignment. Turns out my colleagues had neglected to tell me I needed to add new information (and how to do so), which was kind of the key to figuring out how it worked. I decided to pass that on to others in my group on the off-chance they had the same issue, and suddenly I've become a "subject matter expert" in something I'd never used a few days ago. So that made me feel pretty cool. I also straightened out some nonsense involving my medical flex-spending account card; they were going to suspend it, and it turned out to be that I owe them $8 or so over a purchase they couldn't verify. So a check is now in the mail, and I can keep paying for all my future medical appointments. Frustrating that they couldn't just say "You owe us $8, please send a check," but that's not the way these big corporations work. The way they work is apparently via PowerPoint, like so:

Via BoingBoing.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

We took our semi-annual sojourn to Macy Park today to snap spring blossom photos, but as it happened there were none. Our neighborhood is more colorful than the park, as it turns out. We should have just taken a stroll around the area. So that's now on the agenda for later this week. Not on the agenda, because after all it's now baseball season, is catching up on our DVR or my reading. So I won't be encountering any sci-fi or fantasy maps (via BoingBoing) in the near future.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Happy Earth Day! A bit drizzly and miserable, but not so much rain to make the drive to and from south Jersey unbearable. Just very sleep-inducing. Elsewhere, however, lots of folks marched in favor of science and, you know, reality-based thinking in general. And speaking of science and rain and whatnot, here are some lovely pieces "painted" by drops of water:

Via Laughing Squid.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Unfortunately the landlord turned off the heat a bit early, so it's been kind of cold at the Riggs Residence the past couple of days. This evening I seem to have caught a bit of a chill, so I've just come from being under two blankets in a space-heated bedroom after a hot chocolate, and I think I should be thawed in time to visit Mom tomorrow. Maybe CatharsisBot (via The Mary Sue) can help burn some unnecessary things...