Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, December 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, once again everything took way longer than it should. But I got it all done (good thing I know how to build in time!) and I'm home and I've finally watched the DC/CW "Elseworlds" crossover so I can catch up on blog reading and there's still just no time. Thank goodness for the upcoming rainy weekend. I mean, seriously, I can't even get through all the new Brexit memes, I need to catch a break...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

So yeah, I'm fine. Exhausted but fine. I rushed into the office to scarf down my oatmeal and morning pills, sprinted in the flurries to get my annual physical, sprinted back afterwards to help out in a holiday celebration week giveaway for four hours, which left me little time to do my normal work before heading out to our floor's annual holiday celebration. Where I downed two white wine spritzers (got my doc's permission!), a bunch of pub food and managed to spill the contents of someone else's water glass all over myself. That was my cue to stagger the half block to the bus stop where my homeward-bound commuter coach was five minutes away. All in all, a day! Tomorrow's going to be huge catch-up, and the weekend even more so. I just need to remember to follow instructions.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Not sure what's wrong with me, I can't seem to get my act together so far this week. I slept-walked through the morning once more, then woke up at lunch just enough to be interviewed by an old acquaintance (who be forgot because my recall sucks) about The Firesign Theatre (thank goodness more opinion than memory), then back to work where I honestly can't remember what I did but I got through it. I hope I can shake this off by the weekend! Maybe the cold has frozen my brain or something. Maybe it's the "ugly" sweater I've worn for my office's first-ever Ugly Sweater Day. Maybe it's Brexit anxiety, I certainly wouldn't want to travel in a submarine made of cheese. Oh well, perhaps my doctor will have some advice when I see her tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

The day didn't start off that well, as I realized that somewhere between my evening and morning commute I'd lost my MetroCards, one of which I'd just refilled for next week. As I'm a regular I got a free ride down this morning and then hightailed it to the subway station to buy a new card. After Robin and I both scoured the house and found nothing I've concluded I'll be buying a second new card tomorrow to take care of next week. That and a few work things set the tone for my morning. Fortunately the day got better, and I've just finished assembling all the holiday cards and at least getting the finances ready to catch up on tomorrow. But I've definitely hit a wall now, so time to go to bed and dream about strange beauty queens of the last century.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Mean, I feel like I sleepwalked (slept-walked?) through this morning, but fortunately it was a relatively quiet day so I got through work fine, did my errands (bank, post office, pharmacy, subway station to refill my MetroCard) and actually seemed to wake up a bit in the afternoon. The holiday card components are all laid out and ready to be assembled, but I'm not sure I have the energy at the moment. I do, however, always have energy for an Andy Serkis tour de force:

Via io9. Not sure which Theresa May impression I prefer, his or Tracey Ullman's.

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It was a tiny bit less frigid today, so we went "Down up the Hill" for our annual half-price holiday card buying, then lunch, then a bit of food shopping. I've finished our Riggs Residence Roundup for this year, will be getting stamps tomorrow, and if I have the energy after work I'll do the holiday card assembly tomorrow evening. Still plenty of time, for a change! No prank gift boxes, however (via Laughing Squid). At least not this year.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Due to the cold outside and no specific plans, we just stayed in and called it a bit of a lounging day. We had an interesting discussion about things that only happen in movies and TV but not in real life - like people never saying "goodbye" when they hang up the phone, or finishing any sort of meal - and here's a compilation of a few more.

Friday, December 07, 2018

Sily Site o' the Day

Ah, finally looking forward to a weekend of nothing planned, and our heat adjusted again to work better! I think I might tackle the DVR this time, with my handy references of plots diagrammed to look like NYC subway maps (via Laughing Squid).

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

A very happy birthday to my beloved Robin, 57 years young today! I left work a bit early as he came into the city, and off we went to celebrate at Sharaku, which I believe was the first sushi place I ever took him when we first met. Alas, the hamachi wasn't cut particularly well so that dampened things a bit, and of course the bus commute around the city is super-long. Maybe next year I'll take the day off and we'll go someplace nearer our neighborhood... but I'm getting ahead of myself. They should have warnings about thinking too far ahead these days. I wonder if someone can get this artist to print them. If not, maybe Robin can...

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

It's beginning to feel a lot like frigid, but it's only in the 30's. I think it's just that we all "know" the temps should be about 10 degrees higher than they are, so that has a psychological effect. Should be less cold tomorrow when I take Robin out for his birthday. Glad we stayed in tonight. And who knows what kind of weather awaits us in the future? Certainly not these prognosticators, I'll warrant.