Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, Juneteenth now a federal holiday, pot legal in CT at last (so that's pretty much the entire tri-state area where you can smoke 'em if you got 'em but you cannot friggin' BUY them anywhere yet), New York 70% vaccinated, the country's arc is bending towards justice a lot faster than I would have imagined after four years of disaster. Things are a looking up a bit! Although I think the UK still has a lot going for it, if we ever get back there again. Pretty good day so far, we watched more Euro footie and two of three NY baseball games. The only downer was discovering that the conveyor belt sushi place in the Palisades Center is now gone forever. I may have to order the stuff for dinner just to console myself...

Friday, June 18, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

My wanderlust has been tamped down a bit by the returning heat. Glad I'm still doing the exercise bike for two miles a day, because I really don't want to go for a walk in this. Work was... interesting, I had to work through a few glitches but I got everything done by the 3 PM close. Now it's just me, Robin, and Zed for the next two and a half days. Zed has discovered he likes bonito flakes, so I'm in trouble now. Then again, I could do with a few tasty-looking cat recipes.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Last day for having windows open, as the temps are supposed to climb starting tomorrow, but it's been a good run. Getting antsy to start making plans to go places, even if just visiting friends, but so far I don't seem to have the wherewithal to follow through on that. I don't even have the patience for speed golf:

Via Laughing Squid.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Another beautiful day in New Yawk, and I took advantage after a fairly normal work day (which I needed!) to do some early ranked-choice voting for mayor and such. Wisely, I decided to take the bus down and only walk back home one way. Robin accompanied me, for which I was very grateful as the walk from the local Y down to the main street was much, much hillier than anticipated. I was tuckered out by the time we got home, but he still had enough energy to bike-in-place for over an hour! Between that and his hairless-head-and-face look I hardly recognize him any more. I'm just glad he hasn't gone in the other direction and decided to grow a double moustache.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, it's official - New York State has reached an average of 70% vaccinated folks, and the state is allowed to open up again. I seriously cannot wait to go back to East and see what other stores remain alive in the Palisades Center. Have I talked about these food hacks yet? Some of them might even work. Certainly better than whatever Alton Brown tries to make on QQ, although the food is certainly not why we watch this YouTube show rather obsessively and gleefully. I really needed tonight's episode after a tough day where I found myself doing expense reports for almost three hours, as my partners surprised me with lots of entertainment and dinner expenses I hadn't anticipated. See, I told you we're opening up again!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Clean bill of health, and forward movement! After putting in what felt like 8 hours at the home office but was closer to five, I took the local bus from terminus to terminus this afternoon to see my brand-new primary care doctor, who's also Robin's doc. Liked her a lot, we got tons of stuff done including a cardio referral (they insisted on one), meds straightened out, and I got lots of exit paperwork none of which I've looked at yet as I have a busy work week ahead and there's no urgency. The sun was out almost the entire time, but since I don't wear pre-ripped jeans I didn't suffer from any of this. And I played Pokemon GO for the first time since the pandemic, and found out I need to buy more storage if I'm going to play it regularly again (which I cannot do from home as I don't live near a Pokestop and characters don't visit up here in the hills, but I do intend on getting out more now) since they've introduced at least two more generations of characters of which one is encouraged to "catch all." So all in all, an actual fun day, although I had a bit of difficulty switching from home to work to doctor back to work back to home. Another reason I want all my specialists to be local!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, what an awful night. Must have been those enoki mushrooms; I ate the last of them yesterday and was paying for it most of the night. Tried to get to the local early-voting place this morning but no parking spots were available, so I'll try taking a bus there later in the week. Then we tried another place in search of the unsweetened green tea I like with no luck, but as we were there anyway we did a quick shop. The rest of the day was pretty much watching Euro soccer, not watching the NY baseball teams lose, and dozing throughout the day. Hope I can sleep better tonight! Although I doubt it after seeing some of these morbid stock photos.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Robin was feeling a bit draggy after doing the laundry yesterday, so we stayed in and relaxed. I'm definitely getting the urge to get out and about a little more, but know that being at home is often much more fun anyway. This evening we watched In The Heights on HBO Max - what a wonderful, magical musical! Highly recommended. Elsewhere, we're finding Nobody Wants To Work memes, so maybe we're not alone.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

Tough one today, as it took me about twice as long to get through my usual Friday stuff as I'd thought, and that was after trying (in vain) to get all the info I needed on Thursday. I can see I'll be taking a lot of Mondays as vacation days this summer instead of Fridays. But I'm free now until next Monday morning (only half a day as I have a medical appointment in the afternoon)! So how about some kitty meatloaf?

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Silly Site o' the Day

It wasn't as oppressive outside as it's been the past few days, so I chanced some lunchtime shopping as I'd been assured a local Key Food had the unsweetened green tea I can only find at the ShopRite around Mom's in NJ. It did not. It also didn't have the best lunchtime food; the sushi was mislabeled but palatable, the buffalo wings were fine, but the cod I'd bought for Robin was well past it and necessitated another quick jaunt outside to dispose of it post-haste. I might have been better off with wool lemonade:

Via Laughing Squid. And the quest for unsweetened Pure Leaf green tea continues...