Gut Rumbles

December 29, 2003


I drank that entire bottle of Stoli last night and slept on the couch with my dog. I woke up this morning convinced that the bitch had pissed in my mouth during the night. Or maybe shit there. I felt so hung-over that I couldn't tell the difference.

I ate some scrambled eggs and leftover catfish for breakfast. That meal settled me down some. I then did something that I haven't done in almost two years. I brewed a pot of coffee and drank every bit of it.

I quit drinking coffee because I was convinced that I was burning a hole in my belly. I drank a lot of coffee for a long time, and I don't go for that decaffeinated crap. I want the real mazool when I have a cup of coffee. I want it hot, strong, and stand-your-hair-on-end potent.

I realize now that a lot of that "burn a hole in your belly" stuff came from work. I had a very stressfull job and I took it very seriously. That kind of shit will work on you after a while, especially when you have a lot of personal problems to overcome at the same time. I had too many irons in the fire to handle all at once. I had a very rough time for a while.

It wasn't coffee burning a hole in my belly. It was my life doing that.

I didn't blog this morning, because I really enjoyed just watching television and drinking coffee after breakfast. Coffee smells good and tastes good. I lit a cigar around noon today and smoked it while I drank the last of the coffee. A good cigar and coffee go together almost as well a a good cigar and a glass of fine brandy.

I don't have any fine brandy around the Crackerbox, but I have more coffee. I'll brew another pot on the morning.


Happy Blogiversary! FWIW - I think your writing has improved along with your attitude towards life since you lost the job. Sounds like you feel better, too. So, keep up the good work! (or non-work, as it may be...)

Posted by: Willie G on December 29, 2003 04:20 PM

try coffee from a french press...

it's coffeezilla...makes everything else taste like bilge water...

Posted by: donawana on December 29, 2003 04:31 PM

Glad to hear that you're enjoying coffee again.

Not to enjoy coffee is not to enjoy life. ; )

Posted by: Key on December 29, 2003 04:49 PM

Happy blogiversary you wildman and happy b'day to Quinton.

Posted by: Brent on December 29, 2003 05:01 PM

I have too much blood in my coffeestream.

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on December 29, 2003 05:01 PM

Nothing quiet goes together like coffee and a good smoke, except Brandy and a good smoke.
Now if you could just find a way to get Brandy to come over at the right time...

Posted by: Wichi Dude on December 29, 2003 05:30 PM

I've been drinking 5-10 cups of paint-stripper-grade coffee for ten odd years. No holes in my belly as of yet.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on December 29, 2003 05:43 PM


A suggestion . . .

One honest shot of Wild Turkey in the first two or three cups of coffee on an off day . . .

The Irish know how to get the ruck fid of stress! LMAO

Posted by: jb on December 29, 2003 06:24 PM

Happy Blogaversary, Rob. And Happy Birthday to Quinton.
Coffee is one of the necessities of life! IMHO, the best coffee is New Orleans style, with chicory. Gotta enjoy life!

Posted by: Jaydee on December 29, 2003 06:49 PM

Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica isn't bad, either. I intend to be drinking some of that in about two weeks.

Posted by: Acidman on December 29, 2003 07:27 PM

Sumatran Mandehling rules. And it goes supremely with most medium to full bodied cigars, especially Partagas Blacks.

BTW, what's your preferred smoke? If you say White Owl, we're gonna have to come down there and knock some sense into ya.

Posted by: J. Fielek on December 30, 2003 05:38 AM

Um... do Cuesa-Rey Centarios from Panama pass muster? I just lit one.

Posted by: Acidman on December 30, 2003 02:25 PM

Yep, that's a good cigar.

It's those machine made cigars that tend to be horrid.

BTW, try a Mayorga sometime if you can find 'em. JR Cigars ( carries 'em, and they're a great cigar for the money.


Posted by: J. Fielek on December 31, 2003 04:17 PM

IMHO, 100% Royal Hawaiian Kona is the best coffee on the planet. At $18.00 a pound, it's worth every damn penny.

Posted by: Dawn on December 31, 2003 10:57 PM
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