Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Woo-hoo, our taxes are done! As are lots of other things around the house so, despite the allergic reactions and a somewhat queasy tummy, I fel the weekend has been a good one. Here are some very cute animal reviews by zoo workers.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Top o' the mornin', and boy am I sleepy. Bad an 8AM medi-pedi, before which I had to battle in a tiny parking lot to maneuver my car around (back and forth around a dozen times) so it was facing the right direction for exiting (naturally by the time my appointment was done all the other cars were gone), and now I'm just exhausted and waiting for Robin to wake up so we can shop and I can collapse. I think most of what I'm feeling is related to allergies, but it's still more debilitating than I'd like. Let's soothe the senses with some dominoes, shall we?

Via Mark Evanier.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It's been awhile since we've run a Simon's Cat episode, hasn't it?

And now, back to the cat of this house, who is demanding ever-increasing affection.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

As a public service, I'd like to make you aware of some very British problems. You're welcome.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

In celebration of me being able to stay in the living room without my foot and leg pain increasing (although my leg muscle did spasm a few times), Robin put on the Beauty & The Beast film starring a couple of Emmas, Galdalf, young Obiwan and that guy from Legion. (Seriously, I had no idea Dan Stevens had those wonderful pipes, I'm now hoping for a Legion musical episode.) Lots of fun, and in honor of all the faux Frenchness of it all, I present my new favorite sport:

Et voila! Yeah, it's a real thing in the world. Via Laughing Squid.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I can walk again! Well, carefully and making sure not to tax the foot too much, but yeah, not even limping any more, and the pain has reduced to an occasional twinge. About time too. I'm even regaining my appetite for whatever it is Jeff Goldblum is doing:

Via BoingBoing.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

The foot and leg seem to be improving; by the end of the workday I wasn't even limping. I hope to be back to normal tomorrow, as I miss sitting in the recliner (one of the things that has been triggering the pain this past week) and just not being in pain. Pain is exhausting in and of itself. I'm really hoping the coming storm doesn't hit our area too badly, I'd rather stick with my usual comfy sneakers than have to wear either the waterproof ones or my boots, either of which would probably not do my foot that much good. Meanwhile, as it's Meat-Free Monday let's have some photos of old folks with vegetation on their heads.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Ugh, I can't believe we're still doing Daylight Saving Time in this century. We were all set to do our taxes, but between my continued foot pain and both of us feeling far less than 100% we've postponed the actual Turbo Tax part until next weekend. At least the receipts are all gathered. Meanwhile, I'm shopping Goob, for goobers (via BoingBoing).

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It was still tricky getting around today, but I found that limping around the supermarket actually worked better than pushing the shopping cart. Sleep helps most of all. I've just become hyper-aware of what I'm doing with my leg all the time, and taking steps not to move it in a way that triggers the pain. At this rate I hope to be back to normal by this time next week... we can but hope... Looks like there are no awards shows this weekend, so I'll have to make do with the Razzies' "in memoriam" tribute to a-holes:

Via The Mary Sue.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Heating the leg muscles helped a bit, as my foot and ankle area improved enough for me to limp about without a cane. So glad the weekend's ahead, I plan on staying off the foot as much as I can. And since Zed will not let me be and jumps up on the keyboard stand to be petted every single time I sit at the computer desk, let's celebrate with some famous paintings re-created with cats.