Sunday, March 17, 2019

Introducing Rotting Face/Con '19/St. Patrick Mayhem/Reincarnation?/Where Are My Crips?

Evening, Fam...

So, yesterday, I introduced "Rotting Face," (a joke we came up with in one of our Starbucks vlogs) otherwise known as my borderline diabetic dry face...at least, what we chalk it up to.  I throw it out asking if anybody else, who's borderline diabetic, has this issue.


Also, yesterday was Comic Con '19.  It was a blast always.  We spent too much money, but it was so worth it.  I got Joey some stuff, and I, yes, I bought something for me.  Joey always gripes I buy for everybody else, and not for myself.


Today was one of those days in the Rhode household.  Joey's chick's having issues, therefore, causing Joey to have issues, which in my opinion trump everything else since she needs people to start her day...plus, it's St. Patrick's Day!


She also gets deep pondering reincarnation...what constitutes getting to be reincarnated, does it even exist.


Finally, I comment on the lack of crips at the Con...AGAIN.  I wonder why more of us don't come out.  I also explain by using the example of a convo I had yesterday with our bus driver about someone feeling comfortable enough to call us crip, we can call them a true friend.


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Persona Non Grata/Farting in Church.

Morning, Fam...

So yesterday, I thought about this college scandal with Lori Loughlin and her daughter.  I wondered what lengths someone'd go through to secure their kid's college spot...and, at what cost.  She, Lori, has essentially killed her reputation, AND dragged her daughter down with her...selfish if you as me.

Speaking of her daughter, did Lori think so badly of her daughters that they couldn't make into college on their own merits?


My other topic can be an embarrassing one for crips of the para and quad variety...farting at the most inopportune times...like, say, the quietest part of church.  I know it happens to everyone at one time or another, but God (no pun intended) in church?  Do any of you crips have this issue?



Be good to each other.

-J-

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Excuses to NOT Care/Shaving for Crips.

Evening, Fam...

So, today started rocky with Joey having to track down where her chick was when she didn't show at 8.  Come to find out the agency dropped the ball, because she apparently called LAST NIGHT...admin just didn't convey the message to Joey, she could get back up.   When she called, they gave her some bullshit excuse about their building was flooded from rain 2 DAYS AGO!  SO, they essentially just told Joey their building's more important than their clients' care...hmmmm.  Anyway, I guess admin heard Joey's pissed-offness, because they pulled someone to come.


Also, today, it was nice enough for me to go outside to shave my stuff.  Of course, I do it outside, because I can't hold a trashcan and shave at the same time; hence, doing it outside.  Anyway, I hadn't vlogged about the Norelco OneBlade, so I took the chance to do so in case any of our crip viewers have wondered how they could shave themselves.


Be good to each other.

-J-

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Where Do You Put Your Butt?

Evening, Fam...

So today, we talked the differences between the types of electric wheels, and the pros and cons of the three with stories about her experiences of said chairs.  What kind of chair do you guys prefer?


Be good to each other.

-J-

I'M GETTING A NEW CHAIR!

Early morning, Fam...

So, today was the moment of truth.  I had my eval. to order my new chair.  Bill, our longtime mechanic/dealer met me at Paradigm Therapy, and came giving me a choice between two brands,  Permobil and Quantum.  I've been in a Permobil mid-wheel for the last 7 years, so I went with the M3.  Of course, I went with the 7.5 m/h package, blue, because it's Joey's fave color.  The new selling point for, at least Permobil, is I can get a phone charger!  Joey and I've been talking about what if for years.  Apparently, it's a reality now!


Hopefully, my doc can pull the trigger later today.  *Keeping fingers crossed*

Be good to each other.

-J-

Monday, March 11, 2019

Two Feet Below on Top!/Having a Two Feet Below Period

Evening, Fam...

So, you know we've been  doing the Youtube channel hard the last couple months.  We haven't been on the top of a search.  We understand we have to pay our dues to get peoples' trust.  Today, we earned Youtube's trust!


Isn't that the coolest?!  Until today, the artist under us was WAAAY above us!

Also, today, I asked Joey if she'd be willing to vlog about having a period as a crip.  She rose to the challenge.  She never ceases to amaze me, and I'm extremely proud of her.



Be good to each other.

-J-


Sunday, March 10, 2019

We Have a Baby...Dragon/Wheelchair v Scooter

Evening, Fam...

So, Joey FINALLY got her Valentine present from me.  She'd asked me to get her a stuffed red baby dragon, which's a character in her novel, Quest.  She has Ukrainian friends, Igor and Irina, who makes realistic-looking stuffed animals.  Their Etsy store's name's teddiktoys.  Check them out!


Also, I talk about whether wheelchairs are better than scooters or vice versa.  Most crips choose one or the other strictly.  It's rare for one to take both.  Of course, like I say, if your homie has something other than what you have when your ride craps out, you're going to take it.  Anyway, let's get ready to RUUUUUUUMMMMMMBLE!



Be good to each other.

-J-