Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, between the cold and the plantar the aches are mounting, and late last night/early this morning they struck in the right lower back. Been trying to take it easy, but the errands needed doing, then my local pharmacy called with a prescription that I'd thought was called into my mail-order Rx, so I went to go pick that up and take Robin out for our weekly "date night," and that second outing kind of did in both of us. So tomorrow, ironing (maybe) and pretty much nothing else. Definitely not going to KFC for sun screen:

Via Laughing Squid but I've seen it elsewhere too because it's a real thing in the world.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Got lots accomplished at work, so I'm glad I was able to put in a full day, but I'm not happy that I seem to have re-aggravated my plantar woes. Glad I'll be keeping off my feet most of the weekend. No Simon's Cat this time, but in its stead an interesting video about the Animator vs. Animation series:

And here's the fourth A vs. A:

Via Laughing Squid. Wow, has it really been ten years?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

I lasted until about 4 PM at work, when my coworkers pretty much had to push me out of the doors because they didn't want to become infected with whatever this is. I will say, all those trips to the "reading room" netted me lots of Pokemon! My new shower slippers finally arrived so that made showering much easier now that I'm not falling off loose flip-flops, so maybe I'm starting to recover a bit. I'll have to consult my fake self-help books (via Laughing Squid) for further information.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Not feeling very silly at the moment, I'm afraid. I think I picked up something upstate. It hasn't really moved farther south than my head, but I'm definitely feeling foggy. It was like I managed to do all the somewhat urgent stuff at work, then my body gradually started breaking down throughout the afternoon. Going to bed now. Whereas this 7-year-old is going places.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, tough day at work. Nonstop catch-up (and really, I was only gone two days!) with more to come tomorrow. And every time I took a break to refill my water bottle in the pantry, CNN was doing something else stupid, not questioning Trump but going on the attack against Clinton (really, doing Trump's work for him) over and over and over. It's enough to make you long for the Olympics again, just to get them to shut up about quotations from Chairman Trump. Maybe I'll just wear earplugs next time I go into the pantry.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

We're back, and I have a very sore throat, some kind of weird rash around my neck, a sunburnt left arm (no regrets, it was finally a beautiful day today and I drove back from Rhinebeck with the window open and my elbow hanging out) and a general feeling of ickiness. Even six hours' sleep this afternoon did nothing much to help. But it was a lovely wedding, and now the first of the next generation of cousins has gotten hitched. Although I must say I'm feeling more and more out of it that I don't know half of the dance tunes the band played, whilst my sister-in-law was not only dancing but mouthing all the lyrics. Something-something-ceiling-coming-down or somesuch. Stuff by people I've heard of, like Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift, but with words and music I've never actually encountered before. Not sure what to do about this, I hate feeling left out but I really don't like dance music. Maybe I should contact Kanye for advice, care of IKEA (via Bored Panda).

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Family Matters

No links or Silly Sites today. Wifi here is slow and I'm not inclined to hand-code any HTML. Having a lovely time when my plantar isn't acting up (unfortunately it is, but I have braces with me) and can't wait for the wedding tonight! The bride, groom and all their friends are strikingly beautiful, and I'm very glad that as a non-immediate family cousin nothing much besides my presence is expected of me. This outdoor shindig will doubtless turn very interesting once the thunderstorms begin. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

As is our wont, we allowed at least five hours for packing and accomplished it in under two, and we've now abandoned the bedroom in favor of figuring out what we haven't packed that we need to. I am given to understand that there are stores in upstate New York, but I'll believe it when I see it. Can you tell we're not really big on travel? I hope our wedding outfits will suit, I'm also not very big on summer fashion trends (via Laughing Squid).

Friday, August 19, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

All our errands are done and we're ready to spend tomorrow morning packing for our trip upstate for the Wedding of the Century (so far, at least in my family). I do not know whether they have opted for a geode wedding cake, nor whether our hotel has wifi, so I may be off the grid for a couple of days...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Silly Site o' the Day

And I'm gone! Four days of no work, although the 2-hour drive to and from upstate NY for the weekend wedding is work of some sort, I suppose. Anyway, let's celebrate some some really wonderfully bad visual puns, shall we??