Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

As predicted, today was a lot quieter, and I was able to jump-start my social life (or "network" as the kids are calling it) by making plans to get together with ex-coworkers in September and ex-INSIDE JOKEsters (and longtime friends) in October. Also spent some time on the firm's educational site taking a course from eight years ago about LGBT (or, as they called it back then, GLBT) inclusion and acceptance. Got a few spot questions wrong because so much has changed since 2010! But it was a good reminder that there is an inevitable march toward human progress, albeit slowed down quite a bit in the last couple of years. And sometimes people can get predictions wrong.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I'm back on the stationary bike (as of two days ago) and thus have enough energy to get me through the following day, at least through around 3 PM or so when I seem to crash. Had my once-or-twice-yearly cup of coffee this afternoon and managed to take care of lots of stuff before commuting home. Tomorrow should be a pretty light day but I fear I'll be crashing again. Anyway, I was too tired this evening to do more than just gather all the finances (it being payday) to be dealt with when I'm back at the office tomorrow and can think straight enough to balance a checkbook. In the meantime, I'm thankful for time-savers like Stop Clickbait; here's a collection of some of their latest.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Silly SIte o' the Day

Second day in a row of mostly dodging the raindrops, but at the same time I'm exhausted from a busy workday and an ingrown nail (getting that looked at on Saturday). Now a couple teeth in my upper right quadrant have suddenly become sensitive. It's fascinating how I sometimes fall apart bit by bit. Still, better than all at once. Little things I can deal with. I hope I don't have to make a dental appointment, but if I did I wish I could see this guy:

Via Laughing Squid. Then again, my current dentist is A-OK by me.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, will you look at that. Friday the 13th done fall on a Monday this month. No wonder the Mets are walloping the Yankees. And no wonder robots are taking from us all the good jobs, like looking for Waldo:

Via Laughing Squid.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sily Site o' the Day

Ironing done! And I spent whatever was left of the day relaxing and watching telly (Liverpool won 4-0!) and reading a bit. The threatened thunderstorms never materialized, but no regrets having gone out yesterday instead of today, I needed the rest. Even did a little Amazon browsing, although I admit I didn't buy any of these books, which I believe you can in fact judge by their covers.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Football's back! I hate that my app didn't alert me, it's not like I live in England where they're probably surrounded by "footie season is almost upon us!" media. In any case, despite my continued exhaustion and sleeping until 8:30, and despite the nasty morning thunderstorm and all kinds of alerts every ten minutes on my phone (flash flooding! possible tornados! insanity driven by phone alerts!), I got a lot done around the house, even making a dent in the remaining ironing (more now than there was Thursday thanks to the laundry being done yesterday). That done, I treated Robin to lunch at the extremely crowded mall, where we even found me some belts to hold up some of my new jeans that wound up fitting a bit too loosely. Guess nobody wanted to go outside anywhere with all this rain about, even though I doubt any of them were using MoviePass:

Via BoingBoing. Anyway, after lunch we did our grocery shopping, somehow managing to dance between the raindrops again, and made it home in time to see the Yankees win before... well, I'm just about knackered out again. See you tomorrow...

Friday, August 10, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, no blogaround on this short workday after a vacation day. Too much to catch up on, and surprisingly busy (at least for me) for a summer Friday. I went and got comics in the heat after work, but the humidity was low enough that I didn't collapse and fall completely asleep until I was on the bus. Now I look forward to a relaxing weekend of ironing and perspective. For instance, here's an interactive site showing what scientists theorize the Earth looked like x-number of million years ago (via BoingBoing). I wonder if they take into account Neal Adams' theory overheard from two men in a bar...

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

A fairly productive day off, despite a few intestinal issues throughout the day that prevented me from finishing up ironing. Considering tomorrow's laundry day there will only be more ironing to do over the weekend, so there you are. We went out briefly this morning to the place we only visit once a month or so now that I no longer need dry cleaning, where I picked up some dinner ingredients for the next few days, then I made a little dent on the item that's been on my DVR the longest, Season 3 of Outlander, which I may actually finish watching by the time Season 4 debuts in November. Too much media, too little time, too much of an actual life. I kid no one, I sit around watching the Weather Channel, which finally got around to seeing this a week after everyone else:

Via io9 on August 1.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I left work with three emails in my in-box that don't need taking care of until at least next week, so I can relax tomorrow, do my ironing, a bit of food shopping at the place I no longer visit on weekends... just, you know, stuff. Maybe I'll even do some revolving Google searches (via Laughing Squid).

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Walking to the bus this morning I saw a Con Edison mobile generator truck alongside the sidewalk, so Robin and I have conjectured our 15 minutes of darkness yesterday may have had something to do with them hooking up the truck while they worked on the underlying issue. The truck was gone by this evening, so I hope that means all is well. And we missed the deluge by about five minutes, so lucked out there as well! Although I wish I'd taken today as a vacation day. Of course, as it turned out, folks needed me around to answer all sorts of queries. I like being the go-to; it's admittedly a much better rep to have than "Florida Man."