It’s been a few months since my last post on here.

Last time I was here, I was dealing with tough health issues and even ended up staying in the Hospital for a week. It was really tough being there, mostly because I wasn’t used to it. The last time that I was a Patient was in 1995 and that was for 3 days. Needless to say, my week stay was hard on me and of course for my Wife as well.

I’m happy to report that I’m pretty much 100% again and I’m done taking Rat Poison Pills for the Blood Clot that I had. That also means no more weekly blood tests.

Speaking of health issues…

During the whole ordeal, I did two swallow tests and they determined that I aspirate ONLY when I eat or drink or in my wheelchair, but NOT when I eat or drink lying down. So basically, I’m the OPPOSITE of most humans. You should’ve seen the Doctors faces when they found out and even my own Doctor couldn’t explain it.

I’ve always known that I was a Medical enigma, this just cements my belief.

Nowadays, when I drink sitting up, I go very slow & take my time.

Besides all that crap, I got better just in time for Summer and I’ve been enjoying the hot, sunny weather. Right around the corner is Bluesfest which starts July 8th to the 19th. The big act that I’m looking forward to seeing at Bluesfest this year is KISS.

Among the others: Styx, LIVE, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Ice Cube, The Dead Weather, Ben Harper, Joe Cocker, Our Lady Peace, Stone Temple Pilots, Sam Roberts, Blue Rodeo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Yardbirds, The Zombies, Neko Case, Holy Fuck, & MANY MANY more.

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This year, they’ve added free shows elsewhere.

I plan on seeing George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars, The Proclaimers, & Arrested Development.

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You may be wondering why I’m promoting it so much. Well, not only is it a great festival, but also because I helped with making it more wheelchair accessible and I’m proud to see my ideas come to life & hopefully help others like myself get to the different stages easier.

Speaking of music…

We all know by now that Michael Jackson passed away last Thursday. Part of me is still in shock, but not overly surprised. Let’s be honest, I wasn’t really expecting a happy ending to his life. Even Michael himself once told Lisa Marie Presley that he didn’t want to die the way Elvis did. Sadly, he did and now he’ll probably be remembered in the same way, even YEARS from now.

I still remember dressing up as Michael for Halloween when I was a kid, complete with one white glove. I had a Poster of him and the Thriller casette. I think I actually still have the tape somewhere.

Regardless of what you thought of him, you can’t deny his success and when Thriller came out, it was groundbreaking, not only for music videos, but for music in general. He was truly THE MAN when it came to music and I’ll always remember him for that.

In other news…

I discovered Twitter about a week ago. At first, I wasn’t really sure what to make of it, but it’s growing on me, much like a fungus. If any of you use Twitter, you can find me at ryanlythall.

Original name eh…

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back soon.

Thanks for reading everybody & please let me know that you read it.

  1. Peter Hicks says:

    Ry, please oh please tell us you have a picture of you as Michael…I know I wish I did 🙂

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