chapter four - searching for rugged fox
In his mid-twenties, the Fox finds himself in a rut after he can no longer envision a future that does not involve serving tables. Taking a dramatic step towards a steady paycheque, Rugged resigns his fate to restaurant work and applies for a manager position at the Meatball Hut. As Meryl Streep would have it the bow-tied ginger meets a new love interest, Sebastian Elliot, his first day on the job. Moving to a glass skyscraper downtown, the Fox struggles to balance a relationship with the relentless demands of his new position.
After tracking down the perfect "country casual" outfit for the wedding reception, Rugged is shocked to arrive in overalls when everyone else is dressed in couture.
The Fox Family fears the worst when they cannot find him following brunch.
Violently hungover, Rugged almost attacks the brunch server when she informs him there is no liquor license.
Blues, dancing and big ass beers take over the night as the Fox Family checks into Beale Street.
In line for a tour of Elvis Presley's mansion, Rugged dodges questions from Mama Fox about why he is still single.
Just when he thought there were no gays at Graceland, the Fox meets platinum-blonde Billy.
Bright and early, the Fox hits the Interstate en route to Memphis.
A ragged Fox meets his mother at the airport in Tennessee.
True to form, Rugged ties one on the night before traveling and wakes up in a rush to get his tuxedo before catching his flight.
The Fox accepts an invite tor MC his cousin's wedding in Nashville, Tennessee.
An epic day in San Francisco takes Rugged Fox from a disastrous bike ride to the Golden Gate Bridge all the way to a heavy make-out session at The Stud.
Rugged bares it all at Wreck Beach in an effort to cleanse himself of the year that passed.
Rugged Fox starts to get his groove back one Friday night at Numbers.
On a self-imposed ban from frozen pizza and chicken parmesan, Rugged signs back up for the gym and faces the dreaded fitness test.
A simple case of writer's block throws Rugged into a major identity crisis.
The Fox's relationship with Sebastian Elliot comes to an end.
Rugged recounts the story of the night he started praying to Meryl Streep.
The Fox seeks a greater perspective from a mountain top when it is clear all is not quiet on the Western front.
The Fox goes on a date with Sebastian Elliot to a fishing village. He also breaks the news that he is moving downtown and got promoted at the Meatball Hut to a manager.
It is with good reason that Rugged becomes suspicious when he receives a phone number from a Gentleman Caller at the restaurant.
The Fox's first day in San Francisco could not be anymore perfect without his best friend Harper at his side.
Sixteen hours later and not without a few bumps, the Fox finally arrives in the gay Promised Land.
The Fox is packing for his trip to San Francisco and needs your help to pick out the perfect Castro outfit.
Serving tables more than writing chapters, Rugged begin to question why he moved to one of the most expensive cities in the world.
Rugged struggles to get through the wet winter and diagnoses himself with "Sad Gay Bitch Syndrome" (SGBS).
The rain is pouring while a homesick Rugged Fox seeks comfort and shelter at his favourite restaurant.