Gut Rumbles

December 31, 2003

what a surprise

I called Jennifer today and asked if Quinton could come shoot fireworks and spend the night with me tonight. I got her answering machine and left a message. I was as stunned as if I had been pole-axed when she showed up at 6:00 this evening. I get to keep Quinton tonight.

The kids ran through 144 sparklers in about 30 minutes. They barely waited for the sun to go down before they burned every one I bought. I set off a few voo-doo balls, which always bring gasps of appreciation, then I decided to try some of those TNT cannisters.

GOT-DAM! That is one fucking good piece of fireworks there. That sucker is like a voo-doo ball times three, with a LOT more noise. It lights up the night sky and makes your eyes glaze. THREE explosions, complete with FLAMING BALLS! That's the best shit I ever saw, and the kids love it.

If I left all the decisions up to them, I would have my supply exhausted by now. They wanted me to set them off all back-to-back, but I didn't do that. I sat outside with them, and when a neighbor fired a bottle rocket or set off a string of firecrackers, I said, "Take THIS," and fired a TNT blast. I heard applause echoing down the road a few times tonight.

I have the best fireworks in the neighborhood and I'm going to burn every one of those things tonight. So far, no cops.

I hope it stays that way and I hope that my boy has a good time tonight.


It's so good to see a father who is so involved in their child's life despite not being with the child's mother. Your love for Quinton shines through in your writings. He is a blessed child to have you for a father.

Posted by: Elizabeth on December 31, 2003 10:52 PM


Jennifer probably had a date or something she wanted to do so this is convienient for her.


Yes he is but Rob is in his fifties. And I know you didn't mean anything by what you said but I feel sorry for fathers in their twenties or thirties who have a second family or do not have the time to be jerked around and are trying to balance things.


Posted by: Jenny on December 31, 2003 11:52 PM

I have to agree with Jenny. She was probably damn glad to get rid of Quinton for the evening, allowing her to go out and party hearty.

Posted by: Ray on January 1, 2004 01:12 AM

I don't give a shit about what motivated her. I know that she's a slut. I just wanted to see my boy.

Posted by: Acidman on January 1, 2004 05:44 AM

Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. Good on ya' and Happy New Year Rob. I have to wonder tho', if you had set the pine straw on fire, would you also have to spend the next day in your bedroom?


Posted by: Don on January 1, 2004 08:48 AM

Taking the "whatever" attitude about Jennifer is the best thing you can do, A-Man....good on ya !!

Posted by: MommaBear on January 1, 2004 11:31 AM

Next time you get sparklers, try this.

Posted by: Tom F. on January 1, 2004 02:28 PM

I spent the evening trying to keep my heartworm positive dog who is under phase 1 of his treatment from getting too excited about all of the fireworks landing in our yard. That was fun.

We did get a couple of really awesome fireworks that landed in the yard and then went off, revealing beautiful colors and lots of sparklers. Don't know what they are, but they sure are cool.

I'm glad to hear Quinton gets to spend more time with his dad. He's very lucky to have such a fun dad.

Posted by: Renee on January 1, 2004 02:54 PM

Yes, what a surprise, and how lucky you are. I reccommend blasting the bitch with some TNT balls, or whatever the hell you have cooked up. The simpering females who responded to you don't understand that most males have stronger child bonds than most females. This is why the human race is still alive. Aren't you such a fun dad.

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on January 1, 2004 07:55 PM

Jeez...I don't check in here for a couple of months and the next thing I know you're calling the Ex-ball and chain by her christian name. Has Gutrumbles totally lost it????

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