Gut Rumbles

April 25, 2003

good things

I've ranted, frothed and pissed a few people off today. I'm not going to do that any more (I believe that I've bagged my limit for a Friday). I am going to talk only of good things now. Do you know what's good?

*The rain has been falling outside my house now for about three hours. I am inside and dry. If I didn't have a lick of sense in my head, I would be on the side of a mountain now in Wilkeboro, North Carolina, getting drenched 50 miles away from my nearest dry clothes. Where I am now is GOOD.

*Prego spagetti sauce with Garden Delight spices is good. Whenever I get tired of Hot Pockets, boiled peanuts and the rest of the bachelor shit I eat just to make a turd, I like to cook a big pot of spaghetti noodles with some bell peppers, sweet onions and mushrooms, then slather the noodles with sauce out of a jar. I eat what I want and throw the rest away. That's GOOD.

*I like taking a shower with a woman. If you get a nekikid woman really soapy in the shower, her titties feel especially nice. Kinda slick and clean, even when you dirty things to her. That's GOOD.

*My son is a joy to be around. He is nine years-old and as fun as a little boy ever gets. He has the potential to become anything he wants to be in this world, but he doesn't even need to think about that fact yet. He just needs to be a happy kid. He doesn't have a single significant scar that I can see on his body yet. His head appears to be okay, too. That's a GOOD thing.

*I sometimes look at myself in the mirror and say "Whoa! What the hell happened to YOU!" Then, this little voice in my head says, "football injuries, lots of fights, several car wrecks, a musician's life, a few years of shiftwork, major cancer surgery, two divorces and 51 years of gravity dragging your ass down." When I think about that, and then look at other 51 year-olds, I have to admit. Seeing myself in the mirror is a GOOD thing.

*I knew two people, upclose and personal, who had the same cancer I did. They are both dead now. Seeing the morning PERIOD is a GOOD thing.

*I don't like having a worm-song in my head, but I like being able to pick up a guitar and PLAY THE FRICKING SONG. Hell, as long as it's rattling around in my brain, I should be able to play it. That's a GOOD thing.

*Did I mention that I was bored? That's a GOOD thing, too.


You've been watching too much Martha Stewart...I can tell. You're throwing around that "good thing" shit way too much.

Posted by: Da Goddess on April 25, 2003 03:54 PM


Thanks goddess. I might have nightmares tonight of Rob as Martha Stewart. I can't wait to see what my unconscious will feed me when I can't resist.

Rob in starched gingham...

Posted by: Susan on April 25, 2003 06:36 PM

Guys ... Ragu Rich and Hearty sauce with a 1/2 pound of meat. $1.50 a jar at Wal-Mart in Peoria. On clearance.

Posted by: Bill Dennis on April 25, 2003 06:38 PM

Screw the nice shit, lets have another drink and raise some more hell like we use to.............

Posted by: DavidB on April 25, 2003 09:06 PM

Mmmm, Prego...

I used to think it wasn't spaghetti if it didn't have sauce that I'd adulterated with pepers, onions and, most of all, meat, with whatever spicing needed to adjust the flavor. Now I just love Prego Chunky Garden Vegetable sauce, all by itself, with spaghetti or egg noodles, and cheese. It's not right if it doesn't have cheddar cheese on, or in chunks mixed in and partially melted. The cheese is like a meat substitute for me I guess. At least, that was how it started.

Oh, lots of other good points in this post as well. Good thing you're still here, because I daresay a lot of us would miss you if you were gone and we knew it.

Posted by: Jay Solo on April 25, 2003 10:15 PM

All my rowdy friends are exchanging spaghetti sauce recipes.

Posted by: Kevin McGehee on April 25, 2003 10:30 PM

Must be something in the air....I made pasta and sauce tonight. Added some great sweet sausage....YUMMY!

Posted by: Da Goddess on April 26, 2003 12:21 AM

Oh. My. God. That's what we had for dinner. I stopped off on the way home at this great Italian restaurant and picked up four orders of their fantastic garlic bread. Well worth the 8 bucks and 10 extra minutes it took. Joan, what are you having for dinner this evening, so we can coordinate?!

Rob, at least you still have enough of your wits about you to recognize a GOOD THING when you see it!

Posted by: Joni on April 26, 2003 12:12 PM
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