chapter five - east van fox
Rugged Fox is now thirty-something and living in a basement in East Vancouver. No longer shackled to his restaurant manager job at the Meatball Hut, the Fox resumes his full-time search for a husband. As the much-talked about (total lie) series "The Grindr Monologues" unfolds, discover how Rugged Fox compromised his credit card on Grindr while trying to checkout a date. Unlike the short-lived HBO show, this is one Fox who will never stop Looking.
Rugged finally gets out of a basement in East Vancouver and doubles his rent moving to a one-bedroom in the West End. On the night of his 32nd birthday he opens up to Clark and decides to make the move.
A practicing Baptist and out of practice homosexual meet head to head at an Italian restaurant in Vegas. In this high stakes game of Poker, the chips are in and all bets are off.
After four dirty martinis on the Strip, Valentina and Rugged stumble to an Italian restaurant for dinner. When they meet a friendly man sitting at the bar, little do they know the secret that he keeps.
Valli and Rugged arrive at their accommodations "a quick shuttle bus from the Strip." Fortunately, they win their first gamble but Rugged gets so excited he goes down for the count.
The Fox's trip to see the Backstreet Boys in Vegas gets off to a bumpy start at the American border, when he learns the Border Patrol Agent is an 'NSYNC fan.
A love struck sixteen-year old Rugged Fox finds himself at The Olive Garden dreaming about seeing the Backstreet Boys. The Prologue to the epic "Rugged Does Vegas/Vegas Does Rugged Flip-Flop Series.
Seeking a break from reality, Rugged Fox slips a little too far into Netflix. After watching seven seasons straight of Gilmore Girls, he begins to think he is actually engaged to Luke Danes.
Hopping over to the island for a hot minute to see his best friend Patrick perform in a play, Rugged looks back on his childhood and discovers that, after all these years, he was never alone.
Rugged's adult plans for Pride are foiled when he misses the Parade and the Prime Minster after taking down a bottle of bubbles before noon.
At his best friend Mary's birthday party in Yaletown, Rugged gets attacked by a Beaujolais of mean gays.
A suspected case of Gaymenses turns out to be depression as Rugged mourns the loss of the victims at the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando.
After recovering from the flu and swearing to Meryl Streep he will never drink again, the Fox does the exact opposite and has very good reasons why.
Drinking red wine on the plane with Irene, the Fox begins to tell the story of his tragic online dating history.
After the gin runs out, Rugged panics as he begins to go into withdrawal. Luckily, salvation comes from the lady two seats down and her purse packed with min-bottles of red wine.
Rugged flies to Calgary to visit Grandma Fox and then returns home to have his eyes laser beamed by the most attractive Ophthalmologist.
With his mobile phone in one hand, and himself in the other, Rugged fumbles in a failed attempt at sexting.
Trading his tales for booze, the Fox tells his new best friend with gin about his first "hook-up" online.
On a Wesjet flight, the Fox confides how he found himself on a gay hook-up site to begin with.
In part one of the Grindr Monologues, Rugged Fox begins the tale of how he compromised his credit card on Grindr.
Rugged's new and free life outside the restaurant takes a turn for the worse when his anxiety returns.
Rugged goes into detail about the year that just passed and the moment he quit the Meatball Hut.
As Christmas approaches, Rugged tries everything he can to not drown himself in holiday cheer.
At a local queer theatre fundraiser, the Fox loses his juju while trying to network and is saved by a lady in a top hat.
While getting his haircut, Rugged tells his Scissor Ninja how he fell in love the night before.
In this heartfelt post, Rugged writes a letter to his nineteen-year-old self letting him know everything will be alright.
Rugged dog sits a Boston Terrier named Clark and visits his friend Mary in the country.
It is the end of a tomato-sauce stained era, Rugged quits his management job at the Meatball Hut.