Wednesday, July 7, 2021

#IWSG Quit Writing Over My Dead Body


Kind of quiet around this blog and social media...
My spouse is a chef. A guy wanted to "audition" (or whatever) for a job and wanted a reference from my Snookums. The guy made food at his place and brought it to us. (We're now guessing his place wasn't very clean.) Soon after eating the blah food, Snookums and I were sharing a 🚽🤮 horrible experience. Eventually, we landed in the hospital because it was that bad.

And that is what the majority of June looked like.

I couldn't even sit upright most days. And let me tell you, I'm a very in-shape guy. And I've eaten foods that would freak most of you out. I can only imagine the amount of bacteria that must have been in/ on this food for it to defeat my immune system so spectacularly.
yikes just yikes Clerks cartoon quote
I am especially deeply sorry for falling short on my co-host duties last month. 😞


Shout-out to Alex and the awesome co-hosts for today: Pat Garcia, Victoria Marie Lees, Chemist Ken, and Louise – Fundy Blue!

July 7 question - What would make you quit writing?


Death. I never want to quit. 
I did put actual physical writing on hold last month. But I thought about my characters. 
So death is what would make me quit. 

A worldwide disaster could take down the publishing industry. (Anyone else watch "The Tomorrow War"? That could stop me from publishing, but not from writing. I just wouldn't be able to share my work. (Though if I keep revising, I'm not sharing my work either... so I guess the aliens are winning... 👾😉😅)


  1. So sorry that your husband and you got so sick. Glad you're feeling better now. No worries about not being able to co-host last month.

    1. I'm not in the closet by any means, but not many people online realize I have a husband. Apparently you and I are closer than I knew. Or your "gaydar" is on point.

  2. I loved the Tomorrow War. I am so sorry to hear about the food experience. That is scary! Let me know if you come up with any secrets for revising...

  3. Sorry you got food poisoning so bad! I take it the food did not get a glowing recommendation.

    1. Yeah, that guy is getting black balled pretty hard. I'd feel bad, but... you were taught how to clean, how to keep food safe, etc. If you can't do it, then this isn't the industry for you. You know?
      If I published a book full of typos with no plot and poor world-building, I'd be black balled too. That's why we study our craft and spend time editing.

  4. So glad you are better. That sounds like a horrid experience. Yes, keep writing, no matter what!

  5. Food poisoning is the worst! So sorry you got defeated by microbes. At least they're not aliens... that we know of!

    Ronel visiting for IWSG day Obstacles to Overcome and My Podcast is Live!

  6. Wow! Not a June experience you'd ever want to repeat. You're lucky to have made it to the hospital. Food poisoning is terrible.

  7. Yup. I can't put words to paper if I'm in pain or distress. That would definitely slow me down.

    Writing is life and words are the lifeblood that keeps that life going.

    Glad you're feeling better.


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  9. Such a bummer that you got sick. Guess that "chef" did not get a good review! Hope you are better now. On a side note to the toilet thing, I must tell you that I think of you every time I change a roll of toilet paper thanks the the tip about the extenders from Charmin - LOL. Have a better rest of your month!

    Janet’s Smiles

    1. Glad I was able to help. And to say that guy didn't get the job... he's now "the guy that got Chef sick" and, well, the culinary community is small and gossipy.

  10. I know you've been overwhelmed the last eight weeks. I'm glad you're feeling better. We're both pretty tired of everyone getting sick and or dying on us.

    Thank you for visiting my blog back in April while you were co-hosting A to Z.
    I have a reason you might consider stopping by again.


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