State of the Rhys

My ongoing medical fight had a new wrinkle added with the MRSA hospital stay but I am back home… and the day after I came home, I was laid off.

Which… not surprised. Only myself and one other person was laid off. Both of us ID as queer. I don’t know if they realized that or maybe they did? Either way, job hunting while fighting a health condition is gonna be awesome. And yeah, I don’t qualify for disability. Technically I can still work. And truthfully, I want to.

Still, life and lemons happen.

And oh, this looks good.

Nothing much else is happening. Dusting off the resume, building up all of the portfolio things I need to do, paperwork… so much paperwork… and of course, still doctors’ appointments. But on he happy side of life, writing is back on the menu so, I’m looking forward to getting something out.

I hope you all are doing well, and please stay safe!

Home again… from the Sick Wards

Well, long story short… last Friday I ended up in the ER with a swollen face and was admitted to the hospital for MRSA and another resistant infection name I can’t recall off the top of my head. I came home today, ate some food and crashed.

Seriously, I’m begining to think I need my own room or something there. Or at least tattoo my vitals QR code to my wrist.

I’ve got a lot to catch up on, including what I was writing. Hope you all are doing well and if you’re in the rainy weather like I am, you’re staying dry.

Coffee, Ear Ache, and Rabbit Holes

Well, I still have my ear infection and the progress is going very slowly. I don’t ever have them so it’s a pain in the ass to manage. Still, docs are on it.

I do have coffee and life is good. I also had a black “mink” blanket I used to cover my sore knees but apparently a Badger needed it more. Said Badger is quite comfortable apparently. Also, he gives no fucks.

Now it’s no surprise … or it shouldn’t be… that I love cooking shows. Usually competitions (but not Cut throat Kitchen for personal reasons… actually no, I don’t like Alton Brown but that’s a personal choice… he’s too much of a hipster asshole to people and that irritates.)

I used to like him but he’s gotten meaner over the years and I wince at it. I don’t like that kind of sarcastic to do damage and sneering kind of behaviour. Also, see my dislike of Gordan Ramsey. And that Bar Rescue guy. But that just could be how they’ve groomed his appearance. It’s very much like that guy living down your street in Brooklyn who wants you to think he’s “connected to a Family” when in fact, his mom is more kick ass than he is.

Hopefully, that’s their “persona” but… yea, do not like. Of course, not like they’re staying up at night, awake and worried about what I think. Hell, they are what they sold me… paraphrased from TOOL.

I digress. This was supposed to be about Rabbit Holes and cooking. Because you know what I really love? Long videos of Japanese hole in the wall to bustling restaurants showing their kitchens and a day in the life of working there. I have no idea why but it is a soothing thing to watch yet another place make udon noodles. Or dashi. I’m there for it.

And if you are as well, here is a ktasudon place that looks fantastic!

Monday’s Borking Report…

Monday’s Borking Report!

After a long stretch of too-cold weather with periodic episodes of a sick Auntie Paige and a lazy Potato, we finally had a Bork!

Yesterday was kind of busy because the Potato’s Auntie Abby came by to help do some stuff around the house (’cause I am on restricted activities) so the Potato got some scritches and love before Auntie Paige showed up.

One look at his Auntie Paige and it was pretty obvious Gus wanted to go for a bork. So, he got all kitted up and went out the door… only to discover the Instacart delivery guy was coming up the walk. So… a MIGHTY bork before they even hit the sidewalk. Abby grabbed the bag and Gus made sure the driver knew he best be on his way because the Potato was going to throw some paws if he came near the Aunties.

Well, he borked up a fest then continued on his merry way. From what I could hear, he grumbled a bit just to warn people he meant business and then they were off.

He came back to even more scritches, a lot of love, and a doggy ice cream.

It’s hard to be a Potato….

From his Auntie Paige:
Gus had a mighty Bork today! There really wasn’t much to bork out at, so that’s nice. He had a relatively peaceful walk until we got to the end of the street and that’s where the mighty bork came out. Of course that’s all aside from the delivery driver but you heard that commotion.
Best, Paige