Gut Rumbles

August 04, 2005

i've been interviewed!

I said I would answer questions, and I wasn't kidding:

1. Do you believe in an afterlife and/or reincarnation?

No. I don't. I don't believe in heaven or hell, either.

2. If the BC were to beg on her hands and knees for you to come home, would you?

No way. Not EVER. A part of me will always love the woman I THOUGHT she was, but too much damage has been done. I could never trust her again. Once that's gone, so is love.

3. What is/was your biggest accomplishment in life?

I hope I haven't seen that one yet. But being the youngest General Foreman in the history of the chemical plant and doing a good job bossing people older than my father in the "widowmaker" area is something I'm proud of. Hell, I'm proud of being good at almost ANYTHING I ever put my mind to.

4. Do you dream at night? Do you remember your dreams in the morning? Do they affect your day in any way?

I dream vividly and in technicolor. I also have many extremely STRANGE dreams. And I remember them all.

5. Do you believe in ghosts?

No. I don't.

6. Do you have secret dreams/wishes for Quinton as he ages?

I just want him to be happy and grow up to be a responsible man. I hope he has better luck with wimmen than I did.

7. What is love? Can you describe it in words?

Love is a feeling of closeness-- of ONE-ness with someone else. It's a peaceful, easy feeling that you get when you see that other person, EVERY TIME you see them. There's no one else in the world you'd rather be with. You give up a big chunk of your soul when you love someone.

8. How about hate?

I hate viscerally. I hate with an anger that makes me see red and go beserk. You've got to do something to MAKE me hate you, but if I ever do, I never change my mind.

9. What is your worst habit?

Shit. You name it, I've got it.

10. You went to school and earned an English major and yet, you ended up working in a plant. Why?

I wanted to be the Great American Writer. That didn't pan out, a woman I didn't love got pregnant on me and I had to do something to support my family. I didn't choose that career as much as I had it thrust upon me by circumstance. But I ended up being good at it.

See? I'll answer interview questions.

(Excuse me. The questions came from surfie, but I forgot to link her. I've been busy today.)


How about one more question? Have you considering trying to write seriously again? When I first clicked onto your site I read some posts like this on ,February 28, 2005, titled
the truth. as well as others. You, my friend have a way with words that most of us hacks would give our right testical for-if we knew the left was working of course.

Posted by: GUYK on August 4, 2005 02:57 PM

"a woman I didn't love got pregnant on me" how did that happen?

Posted by: Suz on August 4, 2005 03:28 PM

"I'll always love the false image I once had of you."

Life is a series of scales falling from the eyes...

Posted by: WitNit on August 4, 2005 03:37 PM

Yeah Rob, I'm with GUYK. Why don't you consider trying some serious writing again? You got the time. I assume you got the money to hire an agent. I picture you writing something about growing up in the South or maybe a Huck Finn or Tom Sawyer kind of story. What do you say? I'd buy a copy of whatever you write.

Posted by: assrot on August 4, 2005 03:53 PM

Or at least put your novel as a blog...We'd all read that.

Posted by: WitNit on August 4, 2005 04:27 PM

Yeah a blovel. Go for it, a page a day. You write damn near that much here anyway. It could be a living work hell I'd read it.

Posted by: gravdigr on August 4, 2005 04:57 PM

Thanks for answering. Did I enter your psyche a little more, or no?

Posted by: Surfie on August 4, 2005 06:45 PM

Suz, she ditched her birth-control and trapped me, because she KNEW that I would try to be an honorable man.

She was NOT an honorable woman.

Posted by: Acidman on August 4, 2005 07:45 PM

A novel is a good idea.

Posted by: Kelly on August 4, 2005 07:49 PM

"Suz, she ditched her birth-control and trapped me, because she KNEW that I would try to be an honorable man."

My spouse is a cynic and she would say "all good deeds are punished"
sometimes damn if I don't think she is on to something.

Posted by: GUYK on August 4, 2005 08:58 PM

I have a question: Does an honorable man ALLOW himself to be manipulated by a deceitful woman?

I would protect my son from such thinking.

Posted by: Bonita on August 4, 2005 09:22 PM

Bonita, how are you going to do that?

I tried to help Debbie. I thought I was doing a GOOD thing. She got pregnant, on purpose, when she saw that I couldn't take much more of her shit.

I married her out of a sense of duty, not love, and if you can explain that situation to your boy, I'd like to hear how you do it.

Posted by: Acidman on August 4, 2005 10:19 PM

A-man, I understand the sense of duty that motivated you, but it really backfired, and hurt you - Bigtime!

I can't protect my sons from deceitful, manipulative women, but my sense of honor says to avoid partnerships with anyone of this type. . . even if they are pregnant.

Posted by: Bonita on August 4, 2005 11:04 PM

Chablis, I agree. Old-fashioned values, very sweet and innocent...well, we've learned a lot from that, haven't we!

Posted by: Bonita on August 4, 2005 11:11 PM

I told both of my sons that even when the girl is using birth control, even when it's a stable relationship and they love each other and plan to marry eventually and have kids - eventually..... that they cannot rely on the woman's birth control alone.

Not because she'd pull a fast one, necessarily. But because there is NO birth control that is 100% effective. The answer is to have her use birth control and for him to use condoms, until they are ready to start a family.

It's my belief that if a man doesn't want a child, he needs to prevent it from happening himself. I know men complain that the pleasure is diminished with condoms, but the peace of mind more than makes up for that.

My sons are 26 and 22, both living with their girlfriends, and I'm not a grandmother yet, so I'm assuming they've listened to me. Plus, their girlfriends are both intent on finishing school and have no particular desire themselves to become mothers yet - and that helps, too.

Posted by: Trish on August 5, 2005 12:44 AM

3. What is/was your biggest accomplishment in life?

Now don't forget that you have watched more reruns of Gunsmoke that any man of your age too. That is quite an accomplishment in itself. It doesn't exactly match your feat of firing a young, yet to mature worker in the parking lot while his poor wife was in labor, but hey that was tough to match.


Posted by: PJ on August 5, 2005 04:50 AM

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I found your definition of love to be quite sweet. You never cease interest, Cpt Caustic (yeah yeah, I know, you're not caustic).

Posted by: Chris on August 5, 2005 10:20 PM
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