Potential for some headwinds on the horizon…..

RFLKRNEW1396It has been a little while since this was last updated and that was and is my fault. For the most part, this had to do with an issue of the connection in the flat being, well……flat. As this is being written, it is coming back, so one can take some solace in that fact. The other reason has to do with a couple issues in flux.

While I am loathe to deal with this in the open, so to speak…what it comes down to is that the landlord has done some things which only a Gordon Gecko or Ebeneezer Scrooge would find acceptable. So we…meaning the cats and I are working with some folks who I trust, help us secure a new place to call home. As well as to set up the tutoring shop, as well as watch the Chiefs, Chargers and Renaissance DVD’s in *S*.

There is a health component in this, which is a little more worrisome. 8 years post from RFLKRNEW1402the diagnosis of Congestive Heart Faliure and we are now reaching a ‘golden moment’. Which is to say….if we get to 9, 10 etc post….the expectancy after can be for a max of about 15 or so. I will not discuss the ‘if not’ because that is something a little too dark to contemplate. And it would also hurt some folks who I have come to be rather close to. Hence the visit with Steve the Cardio on 6/1 is hyper-important, without the attendant hype that would be connected to anything that is entertainment related.

Before closing out…the above mentioned folks who would be hurt if yours truly were to all of a sudden depart, include a person who I call ‘Momcat’s Fave’. WHY? This is because Rachel my oldest has her ears up when she hears the person’s voice in a video, or sees her pics and gives me the look of ‘Mom this is who Marty and I want you with!!!’ Who am I to argue….after all Rae and I have been together longer than many married human couples I know.



And with that…..hoping to post some good news mid month. As always…….from the land of the colourtini….enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air.

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A mini update ..and testing out the mobile app

This one may or may not have pics….depending on how this mobile version works. But let’s see whst happens.

Recently….there was a visit with one of the ‘gang of five’ and if it was not mentioned previous, my nutrionist was happy with the overall progress. More or less still on target with the diet…which is a great thing, with all that has been going on in the background. As well as having all those installations of firms, whose products are geared towards sabotaging the diets of many. Which I avoid like Rae and Marty want to avoid the vet (even though they like the docs and the assistants at the one down the block…mentioning this around the flat gets me series of dirty looks).

Speaking of the little ones….we celebrated Rae’s birthday a bit early. In addition to her fave foods….we watched ‘Field Of Dreams’…the movie where she got her name. Yep…..Rae Kinsella. So….that one famous speech is going to be uttered for a few more days😊

So that is what is new for now, albeit via the mobile setting. Hopefully…will ., when the squirrels are gone…and the heat has lessened…will post more in the usual vein…..

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….and now things are close to sane….

RFLKRNEW1322There are some who may notice that the title/subject line here bears a slight resemblance to the name of an old Genesis album. The one in question being ‘…….and then there were three….’. Considering all that has happened, in some ways, this is rather apt.

Let’s start with the fact that Marty has for all intents completely recovered from a cleaning/minor surgery on the ears. ‘Recovered’ meaning that she is now being her old self….running, waking me up at odd hours, playfighting with Rae and of course interfering with me when I am online. This after a few weeks of dispensing medications, with the human version of the local urgent care on speed dial, just in case I was turned into hamburger. On the latter, this means jumping in my lap and not moving, rendering any chance of typing or updating moot. Around here a sure sign she was recovering was when her ears were up when any of the Renaissance CD’s or DVD’s…let alone other fave music around here was on the CD player.


Secondly, the issue with the humans who are running this complex are still going on. NewMarty2Rather than openly and blatantly discusss this on this page [and in doing so, possibly upsetting my attorney] let’s just say that even though they are doing things in a rather insane fashion in the name of greed…..stupid, insane, Gordon Gecko-level greed…that there are some rules in place, thanks to the authorities which can put the brakes on the dastardly and malevolent deeds done by these ‘crazy humans’, as my cats would call them.

Lastly….as I had mentioned to the little ones and Momcat’s Fave….there was a meeting with the local rep of a comapny which helps folks advance their ideas to ‘corporate America’. What was said cannot be stated openly, but it seems that some may look at someone like yours truly a tad askance, if they have come up with/engineered [on paper at least]a modification of a current product. I suspect the looks were based on [and not what some may think, we are beyond that…and anyone who does think along those lines….well as would be said in Brooklyn….’TO HELL WITH THEM’] the fact that I am not an engineer or even took training as such, even though I have an FCC 3rd Class licence from years back, which is still valid, etc. Oh well, there are workarounds.

RFLKRNEW1321Oh yes, I did say I did mention this to the kitties and a person I call ‘Momcat’s Fave’. This is someone who Rae wants to see around here, due to the fact that when I talk about this friend or when Rae is on the couch and sees the person’s pic…she gives the look of ‘Mom…..this person is one You need to be around to be happy’. I am far from going to argue with the cat who knows me better than any other human does. In addition to some rather interesting common threads, which has not been the case with a lot of humans and myself in YEARS, Momcat’s Fave and I are both cat parents, which is reason enough. Makes it all the easier to communicate or use my fave band’s music or lyrics as underpinnings for tastefully done videos sent out.[with a few more in the offing…..thank goodness Ren and others wrote darn good material] If one is wondering, due to a deep sense of respect, no names are going to be mentioned, if only because that would not make sense….and Rae would kill me if I did *S* Also, in this regard, it is just common sense not to give every detail about what is going on…oversharing as it were.




So that is it….and we now get ready for more visits with members of the Gang of Five. And those results will be discussed on the next go round from here. Til then…..from the land of the colouritini…..enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air…


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A quick medical update re: Marty……The MoMo Mojo is back on the road *S*

NewMarty6All this will be quick, albeit a tad late. But Marty is back on the mend. She recently had a problem with the left ear and after a couple trips to the vet, she is back doing what she normally does. Which is…..run like mad, wake me up at 3,4,5 and 6am….AND plot with Rae to take over the world.

In the meantime, this also means meds several times a day, making sure she takes them and….well keeping the human urgent care on speed dial. After all, she looks innocent, but has fangs that would give a Black and Decker or Homelite chainsaw a run for it’s money *S*


Do I mind????Hell no…and other cat parents in the extended family will tell you the following: the little ones are FAMILY and hence…….they are treated like they were our children. Sometimes, they act a little better than the human types *S*


There will be more later….but the MoMo Mojo is back to her old self and will soon be back, when that season comes…..be ready to ride on ‘Air Coryell’ again*S*

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One has to hope that…..

RFLKRNEW1287More often than not, that is a phrase that can be connected to the concept of one making resolutions.  As in ‘One has to hope that’ or ‘One can only hope that’ things or people will improve on things in the main, with a new year that comes around. BUT…….as others brighter than I [meaning Rachel and Marissa] have pointed out….’humans will only improve on things, when their individual self interests are served’. In that regard, they are not talking about the members of their large and growing extended family,  which is a diverse group of persons….excellent folks in their own rights….but they are talking in terms of others who are ‘human in name only’, if that makes sense.

This is not a cynical view, it is one of those sad realities of dealing with this modern life, which was predicted by writers as varied as Serling, Chayefsky, Bradbury, Atwood,  Johnson and others. They saw many years ago that for some reason, the human contract..as in the public version or those among close friends…is just something that is a ‘feel good’ talking point. Something to make one feel as though they are doing good, but really it covers up a series of failings. Yep….yours truly used to engage in that line of thinking….but when one does have those funny little medical issues like what happened here, as well as being in a position over time where one is an example to others…..then yeah, one gets the point that talk and platitudes are cheap. Doing the right thing because it is that, without seeking some type of emotional reward or otherwise…while hard work in itself is more logical over the long term, benefits more and to be honest…..is more satisfying. With the dopemine release being the same as the other, but more legitimate.

By the way, this sort of connects to another little social issue, which has to do with those RFLKRNEW1286out there who want to say who is legitimate and who is not, based on some type of visible status …or for that matter gaming the system so a status may seem like an item worthy of an entitlement. There are a few people on my friends list who, like yours truly, have medical issues that, while are rather serious and prevent some things from being done…does not mean that the person is any less valid as a fellow human. Let alone does not mean they are worthy of being seen as ‘not real’ or ‘not disabled’ etc.  In actual point of fact, there are quite a few items that cannot be seen openly, but we work with them…and thrive in spite of same. ‘Thrive’ even with what is going on not having a good public relations department or not having some shallow celebrity shilling for the issue to show they are a ‘good person’.  Just remember that in this new year, if one is going to try to improve their view of their fellow person, one way to do this is to not treat someone as less human because they do not fit some visceral, myopic view of what their malady is….or try to pigeonhole same into areas where [SIC] ‘…the person would be more comfortable’. In that stead, the ‘comfort’ is more about the bigoted jerk who thinks that way and less about the person affected.



So that is it for now.  Yep there will be another next month after this has past…..work has come in and gone and then the plotting for what to do for next month for one of those humans who Rachel the Momcat would like to see around her, Marty and Yours Truly. So til then…….From the land of the colourtini……enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air….


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….And the numbers are stable…..

RFLKRNEW1139About the title: The latest ‘oilchange’ with Todd was done this past Friday and yep…the numbers are stable. More like they have been that way for the past year and a half. That is a great thing, considering the amount of stressful issues that have gone on in the ‘plex, along with what has been going on otherwise.  The good news is that at the very very least, I am where I was last year…give or take a few lbs, but stayed within the lines.

While I cannot due to some pending items discuss the ‘plex doings…..the medical ones actually confirmed a little something here…and others may want to get the drift here as well. The fact that all other items have been stable is a tribute to not just the care, but also understanding the difference between what is a medical necessity to live day to day…..and engaging in an ‘elective’ routine of ingesting items that could undo the good that did happen, in order to fit in with those who have little respect for others who are doing the right thing because they have to. If that sounds like a large amount to digest here, read that statement a few times…….then let it sink in. Once the logic becomes apparent, then it will make sense.  [Besides, if I did screw things up, I would not be would not be around for my kids and those I am close to…..or be able to even think of planning on doing some things that are a little out of the ‘conventional wisdom wheelhouse’]


As well as the following: one can do what is done here without the benefit of those RFLKRNEW1053chemicals or anything else that is invasive. After all, those are ‘electives’ [as was said before…..and it needs to be stated that is the case]and to be blunt, unless other things are dealt with, those are as useful as a fake hood scoop was on a 1969-70 Dodge Charger.  Being ornamental, but not improving performance. Gee, it does look good though, until one understands what it does….or for that matter does not do. Same logic applies to what the ‘gang of five’ has done for yours truly…..and that anything else would not really improve things.  Not PC but that is the case.

So now it is on to the next visit with Courtney the primary. Something says that the chat will be in the same vein like with Todd…as in we will talk a few min about the numbers….and then it will be like catching up with family. And why not….the gang is part of the large extended family that Rae and Marty have..a great group of folks if there ever was one. A family by choice, not by bloodline….which is pretty damn cool.Oh yeah….she like the others have told me in detail what could have been undone if the other path was being followed. And like with the other folks…..I am not going to disagree or argue.

And with that….it is now back to the usual. This time of year….it is also playing the Renaissance WNEW-FM Christmas show from 1977 on the CD player. Some are going to have to get used to hearing the whistled version of the sax solo from ‘Touching Once’…which to these ears, is still one of the best live sax solos in rock.  This along with making sure the cats are happy towards the end of the NFL Season. Rae’s Chiefs are playoff bound….all things considered….Marty’s Chargers, uh…uh….are playing for a good spot on Draft Day. Thank goodness I have enough organic catnip in the house…..along with some Pink Floyd for Marty to handle after the games *S*




With this dispatch at it’s denouement ….until next time….enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air.

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Postponing til after the next ‘oil change’

RFLKRNEW1299There will be no update per se at this time due to the fact that things are a bit somber……but will save dame for after the next ‘oil change’, which is with Todd the Nephrologist on the 11th. Then we should be back to the regular program…

So be watching the page then….

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