Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Back to work, and I just feel kinda... bland today. Maybe I need Blandly (via BoingBoing)...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

And so my tiny vacay ends, not with a bang but with a whimper and a plea for this heat wave to be over. And probably the political conventions as well, although I'm enjoying the speeches at the DNC. Not like the American Gold Cross-wearing RNC:

Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Geez, way to demonstrate party unity by chanting loudly enough to drown out all the speakers, numbnuts. Sometimes I really think it's true that Democrats are their own worst enemy and specialize in giving Republicans everything they want by virtue of their (Demos') own incompetence and refusal to hang together. Nonetheless, I'll be taking some deep breaths and hoping it all comes out okay in the end. And, of course, by hoping normal, non-delegate, non-schmucky folks vote in November. It's so easy!

I'm going to miss him, but I'm With Her now.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Shorn at last! And just in time too, it's only bound to get more humid, which affects me even in this apartment (where I'm going to be for the next two vacay-days). Finally got through most of the late-night comedy shows talking about the RNC, and am really sick to death of it. I just want to know when they'll be releasing the measurements:

Via Susie. Thank goodness the sane convention begins tomorrow!

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.