Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Why yes Robin, I have seen the new OK Go video, why do you ask?

I caught it via the good folks at BoingBoing...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, I've had better days. On the one hand my lady parts are A-OK again, but on the other hand my doctor kept me waiting for 90 minutes before she saw me so I missed getting my flu shot at my office's "mothership" location and had to stomp back to my current office sans sicko protection. But it'll be all right once Mom sits through the first episode of Yid-Life Crisis:

Via NTodd. Sorry about the swear words Mom, but at least they're in Yiddish!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

We don't really watch SNL any more (past my bedtime!) but we know we can always count on the best bits making it to YouTube:

Via Stephen at Brand Flakes for Breakfast.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Back from Mom's; as the days get shorter, I opt to stay there overnight rather than drive back in the dark and exhaust myself after four total hours in the car. I still slept most of the afternoon but that's not the point! The point is, it's less than a week to Hallowe'en, and I'm not sure if I'm ready for the annual telling of the Bill Murray stories...

Via The Mary Sue. I hear he has a place somewhere around the Hudson River... oh dear, I'm somewhere around the Hudson River!...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Greetings from Mom's place! Let's see if I can do a link using just my iPad, never tried that before. How about the most "Dad" thing Twitter users' dads have ever done (via PZ Myers, who makes a great point)? (ETA: Okay, I can post but Blogger for iPad doesn't let me code; good to know...)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

The parameters of my new workload are finally starting to come together at the office, and I've surprised myself with how well I seem to be handling them. Or it could just be the season; once the rain stopped I felt like it was starting to become autumn in earnest. Which means my annual submission to the will of the Great Pumpkin Spice Conspiracy. Alas, I think John Oliver is onto us:

Typical Englishman. Look, I don't tell you not to eat your bloody Marmite, and you stay away from my pumpkin spice, deal?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Hooray, we have achieved both light and (intermittent, as usual) heat in the living room! I'm still shivery though, from having endured a homeward commute whilst wearing a fairly soaked hoodie, so let's hope that doesn't blossom into a full-blown cold. I need to think warm thoughts of far away places, and Air New Zealand may have just the remedy:

Via The Mary Sue and lots of other places. Love all the cameos!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Meanwhile, in Chicago, during a commercial break from doing the local news:

Via BoingBoing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

A door closes, a window opens. The toe is healing (I hope) but the antibiotics have some unexpected side effects and, more importantly, my plantar fasciitis is back with a vengeance. So after walking normally for one day I'm back to limping. Took all morning to get caught up, and now I can finally breathe while I eat lunch and blog. Plus, Jenny Slate has a new Marcel The Shell (With Shoes On) video out!:

Via Cute Overload. And the World Series begins this evening!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

My ticker got the green light once more, I did as much ironing as I could before the living room got too dark, and I've even rested and read a few comics this weekend. Not ready for the work week to come but at least it's only four days long. Not sure when I'll feel fully recovered from NY Comic Con. Wow though, so many women there, it really looked to be 50/50. How can that be when GirlsDon'tReadComics (via The Mary Sue)?...