Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Ugh. It hasn't been the best day. Pretty much bathroom, bed, and trying to eat comfort food that didn't start the cycle all over again. Ironed exactly one shirt. Hope this passes by tomorrow morning, I have an eclipse to group-watch! Speaking of which, I had no idea the whole thing was a movie publicity stunt, did you?



Via The Mary Sue.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I don't quite have eclipse fever, but I'm definitely under the weather today. Got the errands done while Robin worked, came back quite a sorry heap, and have stayed that way since. Not setting foot outside the house tomorrow except to retrieve a case of water from the car, and I'm hoping to talk Robin into doing that as, you know, I can't really carry a case of water up two flights. In any case (of water), here's some very funny fake news about the eclipse, via Boohunney at Suburban Guerrilla. I think it's in the water, myself.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

It took every ounce if secretarial skill I had, and working pretty much straight from 8 AM to 3 PM, but everything's wrapped up and I'm ready for my staycation! Thank goodness for use-it-or-lose-it days. Hope my six (SIX!) partners can get by without me for a week. Definitely getting psyched for Monday's eclipse events, as it seems is everyone else. Here's the NY Times' bit:



Via Laughing Squid.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Eclipse fever! We has it! So does this site (via BoingBoing).

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sily Site o' the Day

So I read where a bunch of CEOs have disbanded their business advisory council the day before the current White House occupant disbanded them. Amazing. Meanwhile our company's CEO writes an inspiring anti-bigotry announcement which I passed along on my Facebook page. And soon to come, more resignations scheduled for the fall (via Arthur).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The sisterhood of the traveling leg pain let up today, so I was able to walk upstairs, do the dishes, get on the bike, etc. without a minimum of discomfort, which cheers me considerably. Also cheered by my sneak preview of the expense reports I'm going to have to do for seven people before I leave for stay-cation on Friday, most of which are a lot smaller than I'd dreaded. Plus I got paid today, which means I paid my bills, which always gives me peace of mind! And this adorable video hit the net:



Via Laughing Squid. Dang, Leigh Lahav is brilliant. I really want to see the RiffTrax "Five Doctors" thing on Friday but don't think I want to go alone...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

So the English Premier League season has begun at last. Did I mention I'm going to see a Premier League game live later in the season? I'm so psyched! In the meantime, I'll have to settle for this:



Via Laughing Squid.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Had a wonderful time in Manhattan today with some ex-coworkers. Spamilton is very worth seeing if you can, it's off-Broadway now and is essentially a loving tweak on all things Broadway, with emphasis on Lin-Manual Miranda and his sudden gargantuan fame. My feet and legs are in a lot of pain at the moment, however. Our seats were at the tippy-top of the balcony, that was three flights up, and I don't know what I did in my stretches yesterday but every time I ascend stairs my right ankle screams in pain. Plus, we had a mix-up on where to meet so I had to navigate through way too many tourists. At least I wasn't at any museums, they were apparently packed as well from what I saw passing them on the express bus. Wonder if any of them featuredthose auto mechanics paintings.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The good news is, the English Premier League season has begun! The bad news is, NBC has decided to no longer show all the games on cable, and I don't feel like shelling out another $50 to watch 'em on my computer when I fast-forward through most of them anyway. May as well just watch the recap show. Regardless, I still have to contend with those stupid Chevy ads, so thank goodness for Mahk, wno's back with another commentary:



Via Laughing Squid. At least he's not as potty-mouthed this time!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

A couple ex-coworkers and I have just finalized plans to see a parody of Hamilton called Spamilton this weekend, but I kinda want to see this too:



Via Laughing Squid.