Gut Rumbles

June 06, 2005

that's what you get

It's an old Gordon Lightfoot song, but I still like it a lot. I sometimes think of the words to "For Lovin' Me" when I read angry comments on my blog. The song is about an unrepentent sinner and lover of many wimmen, a heartbreaker and a rogue. And he doesn't intend to change his ways over one woman's tears.

I lived a good part of my young manhood that way, and I have very few regrets about it. I had a damn fine time, and experienced more hootin' good craziness than most men do in their entire lives. I played guitar, I drank, I fucked, I drugged and I didn't give a shit if the sun came up in the morning. RIGHT NOW was all that mattered to me.

I simmered down later in life and actually became a responsible person. I put my nose to the grindstone and kept it there for a long time. Then... I got divorced and started blogging.

Lo and Behold! That same crazy bastard I thought I left in the rear-view mirror years ago resurfaced again. The don't-give-a-damn attutude. The sharp tongue and the angst. The willingness to fight at the drop of a hat. The charm and the spleen. It all came back to me and it felt as comfortable as putting on a well-worn shirt.

I AM what you see on this blog. I don't invent the stories I tell here. I don't have to, because I've lived one hell of a life. I like writing about it. I believe that I tell the stories well, too, even though I manage to piss a lot of people off with the way I do it. I don't care. As Popeye said, "I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam."

That's what you get when you come here.


You ARE a lot of things. That's why I come here. There's some mighty boring shit out there and you ain't one of them. Loan me 20 bucks.

Posted by: James Hooker on June 6, 2005 11:39 AM

You've gone from "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" to "Live for Today (and don't worry about tomorrow, hey, hey.)

(As with James, will you loan me $100 that I will repay tomorrow--unless you don't care.)

Posted by: Woody on June 6, 2005 11:44 AM

I like the fact that when I come here, I get a good glimpse of the whole person behind the blog...not just the 'pretty' stuff. You never fail to get a reaction out of people, myself included. I don't agree with everything that comes spewing out of you, but I truly enjoy the presentation.

Posted by: Chablis on June 6, 2005 12:12 PM

What Chablis said, in spades. I don't know that we would get along if I ever met you, Rob, but I surely do enjoy your brand of bullshit. Even if it's all true. I believe you when you posted that. Gut Rumbles is my first stop when reading my blog list. Then Rottweiler and IMAO.I'm a yankee that's why we might not get along.Keep up the blog!

Posted by: Horrabin's Mistakes on June 6, 2005 01:14 PM

Why are people asking you for money? Did I miss something?

I started by blog because of you, does that make you my blogdaddy?

If so, can I have a weekly allowance? lol

Posted by: livey on June 6, 2005 01:20 PM

Would you have done Olive Oyl? She looks so fragile, I be afraid I'd break her.

How's that stomach?

Posted by: MM on June 6, 2005 04:02 PM

I AM what you see on this blog.
That's what you get when you come here.

Which is perfect for me, because that is all and everything I want.

Just you being you.

Love ya just like that.

Posted by: Stevie on June 6, 2005 08:20 PM
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