Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Happy birthday to my Mom, and happy Red Nose Day in England! Here's this year's offering:

I'll have a Simon's Cat tomorrow.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Started the day off by walking around 10 blocks in the chilly Manhattan air, then waiting outside like an idiot for 20 minutes instead of going inside to a magnet school for underprivileged kids where around 40 other work colleagues were, ready to distribute and read books to those kids. In my case, the kids got so enthusiastic they read to me! Really cool to see how much they love books. One of those things that leads me to believe our future may just be in good hands after all. At least as long as they don't meet up with university administrators with randomly generated job titles (via BoingBoing).

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Today was my last photo day at our home office before I hand that task to someone else, so in honor of that I'd like to show you some photos of Meryl Streep Photoshopped into food. She's a national treasure, you know.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Back from Mom's and boy, is my bed going to feel good again! I was able to do some work but so much of it is going to need to be done in the office, so I'm glad I'm back at home base. Other than that, I don't have the words, so how about a nonsense word generator (via BoingBoing)?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

My first day with Mom after her recent medical procedures, and I was able to VPN in to work pretty easily, even with an online meeting. Heading home tomorrow afternoon if all goes as well as it did today. But boy am I wiped. I think it's having to work with a small laptop screen instead of the two giant monitors I'm used to at work (and the one large monitor at home). These old eyes can't focus like they used to! It's all a maze to me. Speaking of which:

Via Laughing Squid. Happy spring, everyone!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Greetings from south Jersey, the former land of dial-up where I'm testing my work laptop to make sure I can connect just fine to work remotely tomorrow... and so I can! Mom's doing well, I'll be here either overnight or until Tuesday while my DVR fills up. Apparently Mom's fond of hour-long dramas full of lawyers or cops or something, I don't watch those shows so I can't keep track. So in honor of those shows, here are some free legal tips based on actual circumstances, not televised ones.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The good news is, enough snow melted that Robin only had to shovel a bit more to clear the tire area and the car was good to go, so we got our food shopping done. The bad news is, I feel like crap. Best take something for my tummy prior to setting out on the road to NJ by myself tomorrow! I slept a lot today, and just ate a yogurt, so let's hope that helps. Maybe tomorrow will be the future that I want.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sily Site o' the Day

Top o' the somethin' to you! The St. Patrick's Day parade, combined with the snowpiles that still haven't melted because it's been so cold, made for a less than optimal Manhattan commute this afternoon, but I'm home now, as caught up as I can be with work considering I'll be remote on Monday and possibly Tuesday when I visit Mom, and with a clean desk area that won't be my desk area for much longer as they're moving me. I suppose I couldn't remain untouched for long, considering how quickly things change at my firm, but I'd thought I'd made myself so invaluable doing so many things that they'd find it easier for me to stay in the post I loved than relocate me. Alas, not to be. I get to keep a couple of projects, but not my favorite one (photo day), and I'll be working on a much quieter floor so I'll have to relearn voice modulation and get used to a new set of people I'll be supporting. But for now, it's the weekend, the snow might start to melt, and I'm content. Although it does bug me that the latest Simon's Cat is only the first in a series:

Whatever happened to "done in one?"...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The streets are a bit less icy but just as slushy now that the snow piles have begun to melt, so I'm forgoing the cleats but not the boots. And unfortunately I was standing for a half hour or so in those boots waiting for a homeward-bound bus, which did my foot no favors. I will get to keep two of my projects at work when I move to my new assignments, so I was happy about that at least, but I'm still going to miss the comfort of my floor (although I'll admit I like being a lot closer to the ground). I feel not unlike the baby doll in this video:

Via Laughing Squid. I get knocked down, but I get up again.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I really did need to beware the Ides of March, as not only are the boots and cleats starting to negatively impact my left foot again, but a bombshell was dropped on me in the form of being informed that I've been reassigned at work, meaning everything I've built up over the last two-plus years, all the projects I've owned, will be passed on to someone else, while I do decidedly non-project work that I'm not really anticipating with enthusiasm. But you know, same firm, same salary, etc. etc., so I go where they tell me. Just when I get comfortable and set for the rest of my career and really, really loving my day-to-day job, they yank it out from under me. I'm sure there's an object lesson in there somewhere. I don't think "forward into the past" is exactly it, but I did get a kick out of this HP ad:

Via Laughing Squid.