Gut Rumbles

January 13, 2006

why i quit drinking

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One picture is worth 1,000 words. And that one was taken a few months BEFORE I checked into rehab, and trust me--- I'm looking GOOD there. I looked (and felt) a lot worse by the time I staggered, barely able to walk, into Willingway Hospital.

Compare this picture to the one in my sidebar where I'm wearing the hat. (Taken last week.) Notice any difference?

Ask me again why I didn't go to Key West...


yeah, you got a haircut and trimmed your beard. Just kidding-you do look a hell of a lot better and no doubt feel a lot better also. Keep up the good work my friend, just one day at a time.

Posted by: GUYK on January 13, 2006 02:48 PM

Damn, you did look as fucked up as a football bat. Glad you're cleaning up your act.

Posted by: og on January 13, 2006 02:51 PM

Good reason!

Posted by: Jane on January 13, 2006 03:27 PM

Hope you got it posted on your fridge!

Posted by: Maggie on January 13, 2006 03:30 PM

Holy shit! yeah, BIG change.
You are doing the right thing about not going to Key West at this particular time.
Only YOU know when you'll be ready, no one else will.

Posted by: Maeve on January 13, 2006 03:56 PM

Rob, Steve H., aka HogOnIce, advised me to read your blog. You're good, for a Cracker.

I am a transplanted Yankee now living in VA, about to go back to Pennsylvania, and damn glad of it!

I'll be back to read your stuff and comment, if y'all don't ban me.

Posted by: Tom H on January 13, 2006 04:21 PM

I miss writing to you though!.....(but oh how I liked putting the pen to the paper every day) But its good to see you in a much improved state......

Posted by: Ruth on January 13, 2006 04:21 PM

I think you are looking just wonderful darlin'. Hell you are in better shape than I am! Keep up the good work.

Posted by: livey on January 13, 2006 04:46 PM

Holy shit, when did Willy Nelson get a haircut?

Posted by: Chris on January 13, 2006 05:44 PM

Definetly a better lookin' picture on the sidebar!

Posted by: Michele on January 13, 2006 06:18 PM

But cut to the chase, man! What were you saying?

Posted by: Velociman on January 13, 2006 08:07 PM

Big Change...I'm glad for you lets hear some of that music you was talkin about before you went into rehab..I'll buy a CD (unheard) just for a sort of keepsake...maybe future eBay material...LOL.

Posted by: Mrite on January 13, 2006 08:56 PM

I love the sidebar picture. That twinkle in your eye makes me grin every time I see it.

Posted by: blondage on January 13, 2006 09:32 PM

Damn, guy, big difference! And glad to see it.

It's kind of amazing how you can come to care about someone you've only met by their words on a screen. It was getting painful to watch you going down the toilet. Very glad to see you getting better.

Posted by: Mark on January 13, 2006 10:23 PM

While you look worlds more fabulous in your recent pic, you're not that unphotogenic in your past obliviousness. If it makes you feel any better.
So, carry on in your current greatness.

Posted by: kim on January 13, 2006 10:29 PM

Nice gin blossom.

Seriously, though.. you don't look bad for a 75 year old.

Posted by: rightisright on January 13, 2006 11:43 PM

Ditto what Blondage and Mark said.

Posted by: Cindi on January 14, 2006 04:30 AM

anything is better than the photo dax took of you laying in the back seat of that car. that was like real f*cking sad. or that other pic of you sitting on the bed looking like you weigh 90 lbs. i am so glad you got your act together.

Posted by: erica on January 14, 2006 07:21 PM
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