Sunday, January 15, 2017

New England No No!

Could someone PLEASE beat the Patriots? You don't have to kick their ass to an embarrassing extent, not that that would bother me, just get rid of them. I would really like to see two of the other teams, that are having a consistently great year, play. I will admit that they looked better today than they have earlier in the season. But still, enough is enough. how about some new blood?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Medical Non-Incarceration Update

Well well well, just back from Thamassat hospital...AGAIN. The news wasn't too bad. The bones look good and the wounds are healing. My foot got a little red and swollen a few days ago though. The doc says it may just be a touch of arthritis. He says all my bio whatever levels are OK, so he doesn't think the infection is back.

He also said that he will unbolt this damn brace from my leg when I go back to see him in 3 weeks. He will put me in a cast for a few weeks after that, but a cast will be much easier to get around in, and I can kind of walk in it.That should give me a couple of days practice getting about before the Superbowl.

The doc, and MOST of the nurses, have been pretty groovy throughout this whole thing. But today, I met the head nurse of the Osteo department. I though this would be a piece of cake, but noooooo!

That woman tore off old scabs, yanked out old sutures, sliced off dead skin, and apparently, just to feel she had given me her all, she decided to dunk my foot in an alcohol bath. Plus, she didn't say a word through the whole thing. But, I did detect the slightest hint of a smile when my open wounds hit the alcohol. Upon our next meeting, there will be a reckoning, I swear it.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Super Bowl Superbowl Souperbowl

I had to do something. I had to do something quick. I had to do something WEIRD! This is my ode to the Superbowl. It's over h'yar.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Enough Already!

Is it just me, or did 2016 really suck? I don't know if it was all the problems with my foot, money issues, or just Trump, but I am damn glad it's over. I know I am not the only one too. I have never seen so many people that are happy for a fresh start. Let's hope things improve this go around.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Old School

Yeah, I know this its an old joke, but it still makes me laugh. I see it all of the time, but don't often see it on a t-shirt. Since a remember the pre cellphone / internet days fondly, I thought I would make it just for nostalgia's sake. It's in my Society 6 shop.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Khmer (Cambodian Coffee)

Whilst chowing down on tasty Mexican food at Casa Azul, a friend mentioned Cambodian coffee (aka Khmer). I had never heard of it before. I had heard that there were several coffee drinks native to this area of Asia that were supposed to be quite unique. Since coffee is cheaper than speed (depending on the blend), and possibly even a little easier to get here, the hunt was on!

Sveta was right when she said that it was not easy to get. Not only are the beans hard to get, but I have had a hard time just trying to nail down an authentic recipe for it. The recipe seems to be a shop / family secret. The recipes that I do come across are very simple, and look pretty much like this. I will keep looking.

To make Cambodian Coffee:
  1. Open can of sweetened condensed milk and place the open can in a pot with water (it should come about 1/3 to 1/2 way up the can). Bring water to a boil.
  2. Pour coffee into a mug, and then pour the sweetened condensed milk on top. Be sure to admire the layers at this stage!
  3. Stir before you drink.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Medical Incarceration: The Final Chapter

Ah, just back from yet another luxurious vacation at the "Thamassat Medical University Resort and Casino". This was supposed to be the surgery to end all surgeries. I have my doubts. Mainly, because of the pesky bone infection that appears to follow the surgeries around. Wherever they operate, it gets infected. Of course, this is all my fault.

This time, they re-aligned the bones in my foot, wired them together, and then bolted this erector set looking brace to 7 places in my leg and foot. Not only is this rig screwed into my bones, but the damn thing weighs several kilos, and makes it very hard to get my pants on and off.

The Osteo department was not nearly as much fun as the Trauma department was. The nurses in Osteo have absolutely no sense of humor. As soon as I was able to snatch a wheel chair, I was out of there! I only had to stay there for 8 days. My wife says that they let me go home early because I wouldn't do what they told me to do anyway. Other than going outside every few hours to have a cigarette, I am not sure what I did. The Trauma nurses dropped by every now and then for a visit, so I couldn't have been too bad.

Anyway, The Osteo doctor is cool, but says that even though the wound is healing well, I have to wear this thing for 7 more weeks. Until then, I am recouping in exotic Pattananikom. I hope to be braceless and working again by March (If I still have a job). Just in time for baseball season. We'll see what happens.

Bangkok Night Ride II

I don't know what got in to her, but apparently, Sveta let Vit out of the house the other night, because he made a new night ride video. I have no idea what they are singing in the background, but it goes great with the traffic. Check this one out...