Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Here's a great bit from one the kings of silliness:

Darn you, Mark Evanier, now I've subscribed to his YouTube channel...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Foot a bit better (right is fine, left is acting up now, all referred pain from either my lower back or somewhere along my legs) but have other family concerns to worry about. Self-are is a radical act! So is following the Twitter feed of Donald J. Putin (via and aka the Talking Dog).

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

I was with today's many marches in spirit if not in body. I got my medi-pedi and, good news, nothing is wrong with my feet, not even an ingrown nail which I thought I had. Unfortunately, my left foot is now behaving like my right foot has been, but not as badly. I managed to get my Saturday errands done, so there's that at least. If this keeps up I may just curtail my lower body movement even more in favor of finger skateboarding:

Via BoingBoing.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

It's hard to be silly on this grim day, when many of us can see naught but darkness in the few years ahead. Then again, humor may be all we have. Case in point, people's responses to now-"President" Trump's inauguration invites.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The experiment was a success! If anything, my left foot hurts more now, because I've been placing so much strain on it due to the right leg having been be-booted and such. Some mild discomfort here and there in my right foot, but for the most part it appears okay now. So I want to celebrate by passing along one of the funnier promos I've seen in awhile:

At this point John Oliver is probably my favorite English person whom I don't actually know.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

So, so tired of this boot. At this point it feels as though it's doing more harm than good, so I'm going to experiment with not wearing it tomorrow and see how I get on. Today was photo day, when I like to link to cool artistic stuf, so here are some lovely miniature dioramas.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

The foot may be temporarily lousy (although still better out of the boot than in it), but my diabetes control is A-1 (or A1C for those of you who get the joke)! My doc is very happy with me, and somewhere along the line (maybe due to last week's illness?) I lost about a dozen pounds, so I'm close to the weight I was at in 2000 before my myomectomy, which for some odd reason makes me happy. I didn't set out to lose weight but I do know I feel slightly more energetic when I'm lighter (theoretically, since I'm somewhat immobilized by the foot issue at the moment). So this is all I have to say to my body today:

Via Laughing Squid.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

My first full day with the boot, which seemed to make my foot hurt a lot worse after I took it off for the night. I'm starting to notice one of my nails is ingrown, so that can't be helping. Good job I made a podiatrist appointment for Saturday to get a "medi pedi!" Meantime let's start to get rid of some old Silly Sites; here are some 3D illusion pencil drawings (via Laughing Squid).

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Lots of rest and reading, almost no walking, and I was actually able to bear weight on my right foot in the shower this evening, so I'm definitely on the mend. Will probably wear the boot tomorrow and see if it's more of a help than a hindrance. Consiering the last couple of weeks, I'm trying to keep a positive view on things, like these people weirdly happy about eating salad...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, I could have predicted that after spending a ton of money on a boot to stabilize my foot, it would stop acting up. It's the way of things, innit? So I shopped (leaning on the cart for balance and safety, but still), drove and got other errands done, washed up, the lot really. Also slept some. We'll see what tomorrow brings; more sleep, I hope. Maybe once the weather warms, some travel with odd characters (via Laughing Squid)...