Gut Rumbles

May 12, 2004


I believe that I promised to call someone this morning, but I didn't do it. I was busy packing for my trip and trying to clean up my kitchen so that I won't have maggots crawling all over the ceiling when I get back home. (I don't know how long I'll be gone)

Please forgive me, darlin.' Duty called.

I'm taking one small bag and my laptop with me on an open-ended trip. I don't know when I'll be back. If I don't like where I find myself staying (although I believe that I will), I'll just pick up and go elsewhere.

I've been working since I was twelve years old. Everything I worked FOR all of my life fell apart on me in July of 2001. Now, I have a shitpot full of money and time on my hands. I'm going out to see the world. I'm still young enough to enjoy it and old enough to appreciate the experience.

This will be the last entry you see here for a while, unless I find a good internet connection or a friendly cafe where I'm headed. I'll write, but I probably won't post anything. Thanks to everyone who made GUT RUMBLES so much fun.

Adios, amigos!


I have enjoyed your writing. Sorry to see you take a break. Write about your adventures.
I can relate to your pain.. Don't lose contact with Quinton, he needs you more than you need him, whether SHE realizes it or not.

An ex-du toit. Been there. Done that.

Posted by: Jane du Toit on May 12, 2004 01:29 PM

Enjoy your journey, and wishing you the best of luck! And, I've always believed "good things come at their time"

Posted by: Emma on May 12, 2004 01:31 PM

If you find yourself heading North, you damned sure better let me know.

Posted by: Geoffrey on May 12, 2004 02:24 PM

Will look forward to your next post... Have an enjoyable trip and recharge so you can come back and do some more ass-kicking!

Bon voyage.


Posted by: DeoDuce on May 12, 2004 02:43 PM

Have a good trip, my friend! We'll miss you!!

I do hope you'll come back and tell us about all your adventures!!

Posted by: DogsDon'tPurr on May 12, 2004 02:58 PM

And if you find yourself heading South, you damned sure better let ME know.

Posted by: Velociman on May 12, 2004 03:05 PM

Don't MAKE me have to go n' hunt for you anywhere in Texas.

Just show up voluntarily. We'll get some Texas bloggers together n' show you a thing or two 'bout hospitality.

And of ya doesn't shows up.....

........might have t'learn ya a thing or two more 'bout hospitals.

< / snark, off>

Seriously though blogpappy....have a great break, have fun, let the sun shine on ya, plenty.

Here's raising a glass in your honor, Rob.

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on May 12, 2004 03:29 PM

Don't forget to pack the hard-on pills!

Posted by: MildlyDisturbed on May 12, 2004 03:49 PM

Make up for all the graveyard shifts and for all the times you watched the geese fly over without shooting them and for not busting someone who deserved it in the snot locker. Have a ball!

Posted by: Walter Wallis on May 12, 2004 03:53 PM

Hey Acidman,

Best of luck to ya! Enjoy yourself - rest dem weary bones. I look forward to your roaring back, devouring the minions who now nip at your heels.

Posted by: Lord rago on May 12, 2004 04:05 PM

Stay safe, and watch your back. Traveling with an American passport can be dangerous these days.

Posted by: Sam on May 12, 2004 05:18 PM

Enjoy yourself.

But stay away from the ganja this time, OK?

You don't write so well when you're fucked up on mind-altering substances.

Posted by: Kevin Baker on May 12, 2004 05:20 PM

Have a good trip!

Posted by: Joe Schmoe on May 12, 2004 05:47 PM

Godspeed Rob - should you journey to the Chicago area you have a temporary home here.

Thanks for all the wonderful and insightful posts. Death to the trolls.

Posted by: Roy AlderseBaes on May 12, 2004 05:50 PM

There a line from a song that goes 'old dogs, young children and watermelon wine' enjoy the vacation.

Posted by: Jack on May 12, 2004 05:50 PM

Fair winds and following seas. May your sense of wonder be a constant companion., and the ladies along the way , find your wit and wisdom disarming.

Posted by: Guy S. on May 12, 2004 06:22 PM

I haven't been reading you long, but I likes what i see! Have a good trip, live life to the fullest.

Posted by: Michele on May 12, 2004 07:00 PM

Keep the shiny side up and the tires on the road. Mind the wind. Watch for black ice. Check the oil now and then. Drop a line sometimes and for sure when you turn around and head for home. Safe trip.

Posted by: DJSloan/Houston on May 12, 2004 08:36 PM

If you need a place to stay, call me: (717) 732-1675. My dog's been fixed, so you can fuck her hairy ass all you want.

Posted by: BJK on May 12, 2004 11:24 PM

Bon Voyage Rob. Enjoy your trip!

Posted by: Brian on May 12, 2004 11:52 PM


Should the wind blow you Down Under way, drop us a line. Oysters and beer are on me.

Posted by: Seppo on May 12, 2004 11:53 PM

Have good walkabout mate.

Call me in Northern Virginia.

Posted by: Jesse on May 13, 2004 06:04 AM

Godspeed, my friend. Have a safe and enjoyable trip. If you're near Panama City, you have a bed and a beer waiting.

Posted by: Larry on May 13, 2004 07:33 AM

Have the best of times, A-Man. If you're ever up Boston way, let me know.

Posted by: Ripper on May 13, 2004 09:37 AM

Just be safe don't forget us out here if your in Oregon way let me know. We have some beautiful country up here too.

Posted by: Lady on May 13, 2004 10:27 AM

Bon Voyage!


Posted by: Jody on May 13, 2004 10:55 AM

You KNOW you got a stop-off in Indy with Mama and I. Stay safe. Return to G-Rumbles if you can,if you can't, thanks for the memories!

Posted by: delftsman3 on May 13, 2004 01:44 PM

Adios amigo...and godspeed where ever you may go.

Posted by: Joy on May 13, 2004 02:02 PM

Enough of that! Get a good night's sleep and show up on time and sober tomorrow or it will show up on your performance report.

[Just to help you taper off]

Posted by: Walter Wallis on May 13, 2004 02:34 PM

I'm jealous. I hope you have a lot of fun. Any room for a pregnant chick to come along?

Posted by: The Sarcastic Former Journalist on May 13, 2004 03:48 PM

Have fun

Posted by: Melissa on May 13, 2004 04:11 PM

My money says he just detoured to BJK's.

Posted by: Velociman on May 13, 2004 08:15 PM

Get busy living...or get busy dying.
(Shawshank Redemption)
Happy Trails Bro.
Will miss your Blogs!

DC Atlanta

Posted by: BUCKNEKKID on May 13, 2004 11:32 PM

A little R&R does a body good -- but you'd better check in here once-in-a-while & let us all know how you're doing. Have a great trip.

Posted by: Marianne on May 14, 2004 02:39 AM

Enjoy your time away and stay safe!!

Posted by: medicmom on May 14, 2004 03:58 AM

Via Con Deos, viejo amigo

Posted by: Old Fat Sailor on May 14, 2004 07:03 AM

You lucky guy. I wish I could do that. Enjoy every minute of it.

Posted by: themack on May 14, 2004 07:32 AM

Best of luck, Acidman. Been a pleasure.

Posted by: Rich on May 14, 2004 02:28 PM
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