Big Fat Queer

October 16, 2010

Going “Off The Grid”, Sort Of

Carribean Princess, originally uploaded by FantasticBabblings.

I went to Staten Island today to shoot some footage of the departure of the Carribnean Princess cruise ship. Winds were gusting up to 50 mph, probably more on the harbor, so only about 20% of what I shot is usable due to camera vibration. But some of it is good and I didn’t need a lot. I did get the still shot above.

I have a bit of a cold. I almost didn’t go out today. From now until the end of the year I will probably be working nights and several weekends. I don’t expect to be blogging much or making videos or anything much other than working and trying to get some rest in between. So if you don’t see much of me online, don’t be surprised. Everything is okay.

I had a follow up visit with my doctor this week to review all of the tests I have had over the last couple of months. It seems in spite of everything I am in pretty good healthy. The weight is a problem, but the things it engenders (apnea, diabetes and hypertension) are all under control. My heart is healthy. I have been checked for the major cancers and at this time there is no indication of anything. So I feel pretty good about that.

This week I have eaten relatively well with one off day (cheeseburger and milkshake). I have walked an average of a mile and a half each day. This morning I had a piece of rye toast with cream cheese. This afternoon I had a large bowl of Cantonese vegetable noodle soup, but I discarded the noodles and had vegetables and broth. I don’t know what I am having for dinner, but I will figure it out soon.

I will blog from time to time, but if I am missing, it means I’m just working hard. See you soon.


  1. You are doing so well. Im very proud of you.
    I havent been to Staten Island in years, used to ride the Ferry every day. Loved to watch the walkers rushing to get on and the traffic as well. I always stood outside in the wind even in the winter. I just loved it. My Dad would stand with me and he’d have a cigarette LOL Funny I should remember that? My Dad died when I was 12 years old. ANYWAY, back to you, keep up with the wonderful job you are doing. Im following you and I like what I see and you deserve a great big hug for it. Well done!

    Comment by Gail From Upstate NY — October 16, 2010 @ 8:28 pm | Reply

    • Thanks. Other than the Ferry, I have not spent much time actually in Staten Island, but a long time ago (30 years or so) I took my bicycle on the Ferry and thought I would ride the circumference of SI. It is much larger than I thought. I got about a third of the way and started cramping. I thumbed a ride in the back of a pickup truck to the Ferry terminal and got a cab back home in Manhattan. One of these days before I leave NY I will take a car and explore it.

      Comment by bigfatqueer — October 28, 2010 @ 10:33 pm | Reply

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