Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Monday, October 22, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

The landlord's back in town and has been by three times so far this afternoon/evening to get the boiler working right. At this point we're hoping the third time's the charm. I'm tired of using space heaters. I finally got all my paperwork together for my license renewal, can't believe how long it took me to find a Social Security card I never use except for this one thing (after tomorrow it goes in with my and Robin's passport). Got all my DC shows watched and most of my DC comics read, so that was progress considering I was too cold to do much else for most of the day (and the cold really exacerbated my knee pain). Next on my Netflix queue has got to come Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, if these Rachel Bloom videos are any indication:

The first link's care of The Mary Sue, and the second is via Women and Hollywood.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Today was my first enforced-inactivity day, partly because I wanted to finish a bunch of comics and clear the DVR a bit and partly because it's just too bloody cold in this house. The landlord's scheduled to be back sometime soon, so we hope to get the heat up and running properly, but until then it's layering and space heaters. Another day of leisure tomorrow then I plan to be out and about, renewing my driver's license on Tuesday and taking our big trip upstate either Wednesday or Thursday. Plus, if I do decide to do any writing on this home computer I can listen to pleasant noises (via BoingBoing) or, you know, a cat.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Day 1 of my vacation turned out lovely, as we went up to Ridge Hill to experience two of Robin's favorite things, children and crowds [/sarcasm], at their annual fall festival. The kids were all in their Hallowe'en costumes and seemed to have a great time, and Robin got to use his Amazon Prime card in the Whole Foods checkout before we went to do our regular shopping. My brother and sis-in-law from California are in town for a few days, so we met them for a mid-afternoon snack and caught up, which was lovely. I really need to get out to El-Lay one of these years. I don't know when, as next year we're hoping for London and Paris with Robin's friends. So many first-world problems!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Aaaaand I'm outta there! Off for a week, originally to head on down to PA but now free to do whatever I please, including getting together with family and chasing foliage. But boy, was it a chore getting out of Manhattan this evening. Robin came in to help carry my laptop home (don't plan on using it until next Sunday night to clear out my email, but didn't want it locked up at my workstation for a week) and carry the comics, but we couldn't seem to find a decent place for dinner. We probably should have opted for Smith & Wollensky but by the time we got to the bus stop across the street we were so wiped and uncomfortable that we decided to wait, and wait, and wait. Almost 45 minutes until, naturally, two buses showed up together. We took the one less traveled, that made something of a difference, we're home and I'm beginning to seriously relax. Except, of course, that Hallowe'en seems to be right around the corner, at least for Simon's Cat:

And of course it would be nice if our heat were turned on sometime soon.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It's my youngest brother's birthday, so in his honor:

Via Laughing Squid.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It's gotten cold in this apartment, and I've stopped blaming the new fridge and begun to think it's the weather. Looking forward to next Monday when the landlord turns on the heat. Until then, it's space heaters and perhaps nose warmers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, it's decided - I'm going to stop planning birthday bashes for people who have clearly indicated to me that they don't want one. This frees up almost my entire vacation week, which will now be spent chasing foliage if I can find any. Maybe I can get some Instagram photos that will be grouped thematically (via BoingBoing). Now if only I could figure out how to work my Instagram account.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Payday, and I'm exhausted from work as well as from some tension built up by my upcoming vacation. I'll have to make a decision about that soon, vacations are meant to relax rather than stress one out. But for now, all the bills are paid and I'm ready to collapse with some post-season baseball and blend into the surroundings...

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Our new fridge is now fully-stocked, although we're still working out the details of what goes where in the new configuration. I've brought out my cool-weather comforter, which Zed adores, and we even have the heater on this evening as the apartment inside got slightly cooler than the temps outside. Soon, oh so soon, it will be time for men everywhere to break out their crocheted pants, and their tortoises to follow. I love autumn.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

This lovely autumn day (which admittedly started a bit rainy) saw us journey to Jersey for a visit with Mom, who assures us she is currently well-stocked with bananas but I think she could use a few more:

Via BoingBoing. I don't actually remember that 1943 film, but you can't really go wrong with a combination of Busby Berkeley and Carmen Miranda.