Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, it took a couple hours yesterday and pretty much all day today (thank you, World Cup and Yankees and Mets and even US Open) to get through all my ironing, winter tops included, but it's all behind me now and in the closet with the rest of the stuff I actually wear to work. Ordered four new pairs of jeans today in colors other than black and blue, so looking forward to those pants joining the party in said closet. Exhausted now, going to bed. Here's a Father's Day silly site from three years ago:



Via Brand Flakes for Breakfast.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

So far so good, I got the Pokémon I wanted, although it's not the shiny powered-up variation because I don't do the battle and raid part of the game anyway. And the shopping's done, the comics are catalogued and being read, pills laid out for the week, Yankees won, the usual. Even getting through some blog posts, like this one from The Mary Sue which talks about Reductress becoming a TV series starring Bob Elliott's granddaughter. Why had I never heard of Reductress before? In my INSIDE JOKE days I bet I'd be a regular contributor. Excuse me while I thoroughly peruse this silly site...

Friday, June 15, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I used up most every available minute of my workday getting my folks' timesheets done and particularly putting through all their expenses on our old system, as the new one kicks in on Monday. And now I'm free for the weekend. Plans include finishing my ironing if possible, now that there's plenty of closet space due to my donation purge, and playing Pokémon GO during a special event tomorrow to get a Pokémon I hadn't previously been able to secure. If I finish the ironing (and between the World Cup and Yankees' Old Timers Day on Sunday I ought to be able to) then I can start sorting my earrings again and maybe pay a couple of bills. What an exciting life I lead! At least I don't have crows bothering me like poor Simon's cat:



On the other hand, the birds around here do get plenty loud.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Whew! That's the last of my donated clothing done with, and I think I need a weekend just to recover from all the schleppage. But it does my heart good to imagine someone getting use (and, one hopes, a job) out of stuff I'm no longer going to wear. And while I'm being so positive, I'd like to introduce you to the Creatures of Yes (via Laughing Squid) for some charming nostalgia-inducing frippery. Yes, I said frippery, deal with it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Wow, those bags of clothing were heavier than I'd anticipated. My arms were aching by the time I put them in the donation box, but now it's mostly my knees. I cleaned out a few blouses and all my non-denim trousers except three pairs, and now have plenty of room for all those tops I have yet to iron. I'm glad I had the energy, in part because my bus got me home at a reasonable hour. I was even able to catch most of Jeopardy! Now, Wheel of Fortune I don't watch, although this funny Twitter account makes it very tempting.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

So upon returning to work yesterday I happened upon an email announcement that my office is sponsoring a "Dress for Success" clothing drive, and they're looking for women's suits, pants, blouses, handbags, etc. So I cleared my handbag shelf last night and donated those this morning, and this evening I went through all the suits and skirts and dresses I haven't worn for years, and they're in two very heavy bags waiting to be taken in tomorrow. Meanwhile my Shakespeare-related comic book story script has been accepted by the editor with no changes, and is now in Robin's hands to illustrate. Speaking of which, here are how some popular songs might have read in Shakespeare's time.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

So, so tired. I made the mistake of watching most of the Tonys (and the Yankees-Mets game) in the living room with the windows wide open, and by 11 PM I'd probably ingested so much pollen dust from outside that even a shower couldn't release it from my lungs. So I slept fitfully and gave up around 4:30 AM, and have gone through my first workday back not unlike a zombie. Obviously Emelia Clarke has a better time in the office than I do.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

We had a delightful time today with members of the extended family, as the first of a new generation of cousins underwent his bris and didn't cry one bit. My uncle and cousin drove us back, as they live about 10 minutes away, so we only had to deal with public transit one way (but I wanted to as I needed to refill my MetroCard in preparation for going back to work). I'm about as ready as I can be for my return to the office tomorrow, but first of course there's the NY-NY baseball game and the Tony Awards tonight. So yeah, all in all it's been a fun week off. Didn't get out to see any movies, though, so I'll make do with these "honest" movie posters.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

Script is done, discussed with Robin, panel directions redone, and sent to the editor! Only five pages (Robin to decide whether to expand the visuals, we can do up to 10) but it feels good to have written something again, and after all this was my goal for the week's vacation. And not one grammar faux pas! I feel very free now, only a couple more things to do (including catching up on finances) and I'm ready to head back to work. It wasn't as much of a stay-cation as I'd planned but I have two more of those coming up this summer so I don't feel like I'll be missing out.

Friday, June 08, 2018

Silly Site o' the Day

I feel like I really accomplished vacation-type stuff today. First off, I've fixed my Shakespeare-related comic book story (on page 4 now of probably 7 or so pages) so that the iambic quadrameter is now iambic pentameter, and I hope to finish that tomorrow. Secondly, I shopped at the same department store franchise that I'd visited with Mom on Wednesday, only this one was in Yonkers, and not only found everything I wanted but got a super-heavy discount on everything, plus I got my store card reinstated as it had been so long since I'd used the old one that it had been cancelled due to inactivity. Did all the grocery shopping as well. I really like shopping on a weekday, so much easier not to have to fight crowds. And tons of stuff is now gone from the DVR, I think we're down to around 40% or so. Still have to binge-watch Flash, Once Upon a Time and, perennially, Outlander. Not gonna happen during this vacation because I only have one day (Sunday's taken as we're attending the bris of the first cousin in the next generation of my extended family), but still pretty good. Also got a bunch of comics read, cleaned the kitchen and bathroom floors, and flattened all our boxes for hauling downstairs to the recycle bin. Although maybe I should have made good use of those boxes, like this. In any case, just about ready to go back to work!