Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Am I awake yet? Well, I watched the royal wedding, which I hadn't planned on doing only it was 6:30 AM or so and I was up puttering about the house anyway. Quite lovely and interesting and orchestrated to within an inch of its entirely lost sense of romantic spontaneity, just as expected. Then I went back to sleep for like another 3 hours. Pretty sure we got our errands done, I remember being damp. Now I'm just chilly. Blech. Need more sleep, and baseball, and comics reading, and cat cuddling. But not catzilla cuddling, that could get painful.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Whew, another tough day at work. Bleary all day thanks to a bit of overindulgence last night, and it was rough enough getting through my normal work but I had to cover for two absent colleagues as well. Fortunately, it being a Friday in May, only a couple partners were around anyway and I got through it all and can now collapse. But not before checking in with the equally sleepy Simon's Cat:

*yawn* g'night...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Went to a fun reception after work with a bunch of colleagues and actually had a great time! Not sure if 2+ beers in the space of an hour was such a good idea, but the food was yummy. And none of it was served the way these items are, so that's something.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Our power situation caused by the so-called derecho was resolved around 1:30, so I'm back at home typing. This all could have been so much worse, so I'm quite grateful. And so to bed.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

No Power, and Silly Site o' the Day

I'm back-dating this post from the office because, as of the time-stamp on the post, our power is gone. A tremendous wind gust blew through our area of Bronkers around 5 PM, Robin heard a crash and other noises, and upon later investigation (and after a brutal homeward commute on an SRO bus because Metro North wasn't operating due to downed trees) we discovered most of the houses on the main road for about a block or two are also without power, there was a live wire down in the middle of the street by a smartly-abandoned car (the driver had gotten out so quickly the car was still running, with hazard lights and its windshield wipes still on), and about a half a block further down at the intersection a tree had pretty much shattered. Lots of emergency vehicles on scene, presumably throughout the night. As of the actual writing of this post power has not yet been restored, but we did see a ConEd truck out by the disintegrated tree this (Wednesday) morning. I have ordered a battery-operated fan for same-day delivery, and we've made plans with our downstairs neighbor to move our perishable food a few blocks away to where her beau lives in case the power isn't restored by the time I get home. So looks like it'll be pasta, tuna, takeout, and room-temp water for the foreseeable. I still don't get why power lines aren't underground in our part of NYC, but hey, even cable companies put their stuff on poles. It's almost as silly as these other design fails.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Tough day at work, covering partners for three absent admin colleagues. I'm definitely not cut out for stress, particularly at this stage of my career. One of my partners kept coming over to my desk and asking me how I was doing, so I suppose I don't hide stress very well either. I could probably use a drink but I'm afraid what it might say about me.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

You know, one of the things I tend to promise people is not to buy them cards with glitter. I mean really, the stuff gets all over everywhere and it keeps showing up for months. So the new Instagram trend of glitter butts mystifies me. Yes, GLITTER BUTTS. I can deal with bumblebee butts, but... I just can't even...

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Today we went down to see Mom because I would not want to deal with Mother's Day traffic, it was bad enough getting back over the GWB on a Saturday night as is. Anyway, we had a grand time and she loved her present, which was lots and lots of books. This is where I get my love of reading. So happy I have a mom who loves to read!! Athough you know, some male authors need to work on their descriptions of women. What would happen if they described men in the same way? (Via The Mary Sue.)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

As I suspected, today was a trial, pretty much non-stop with maybe a 15-minute break to get my MetroCard refilled, grab lunch, then eat at my desk while carrying on some more. But I think I'm in fairly good shape for Monday. Which I don't even want to think about until Sunday night, because right now just about everything below the waist hurts a lot. But a shower should take care of that. I wonder what sort of beverage listed in this the Alchemist's Guide to Alcoholic Beverages graphic (via BoingBoing) might help with my aches and pains...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I'm more and more eager to get on with my vacation next month, but first I have to go through a lot of aggro at work due to, unfortunately, colleagues with sick or injured relatives. I can already tell tomorrow's going to be difficult, but I managed to get through today and even took a bit of a walk a city block out of my way to check out a local supermarket (meh). And I beat the thunderstorm! Which is raging as I type this but, fortunately, no hail as forecast. I feel like celebrating. Let's see what Becks is up to:

Via Laughing Squid. It's a shame I love me some VanCity mightily and yet have negative interest in Deadpool.