Gut Rumbles

November 09, 2005

Letter From Dad: For The Blog


My polar bear roommate disappeared yesterday. The rules here are stringent and they flex for no one. When you fuck up badly enough, you get kicked out.

It happens like an alien abduction, too. You're beamed away in a flash. I ate breakfast with the guy yesterday morning, saw him in a 9:00 meeting, get back to my room at 11:00 after another class and he was gone - all of his stuff missing and his name tag removed from the door and not a trace left behind.

Rumors fly in a place like this, so lots of people are speculating about what he did. I figure that it's none of my damned business. I've got enough problems of my own. I don't need to be worrying about someone else's shit. Besides - I now have the room to myself and I control the thermostat.

I'm still getting lots of mail and I appreciate every bit of it. But I'm going to ask you to do a favor for me - perform a random act of kindness for someone you don't know.

One of the good friends I've made here was sober for eleven years when she relapsed after the death of her mother a few months ago. She has very little family left and seldom receives any mail. She tended her mother at home right up to the moment of mom's death. ("Near the end, out roles reversed. She became MY child.")

Please send a card or letter to:

C/O Willingway Hospital
311 Jones Mill Road
Statesboro, GA 30458

She's smart, funny, articulate - and one of the people who's helps me get through the rough times. Bomb her with some mail. Trust me. She has a heart of gold, and a cat that fetches.



Consider it done.

Posted by: Lil Toni on November 9, 2005 03:51 PM

Happy to oblige, Rob.

Posted by: Omnibus Driver on November 9, 2005 04:41 PM

A cat that fetches? This must be an extraordinary woman!

I predict an Acidbath, snail-mail style....

Posted by: Jane on November 9, 2005 04:46 PM

My cat Jesse (she passed away at the age of 20)

She would fetch.

She broke my heart when I had to have her was was worse than saying goodbye to some people....

So MARY KAY, you girl, you get some mail from me in honor of my cat JESSE (who like your cat, also fetched)

Posted by: Ruth on November 9, 2005 04:54 PM

Wow...this lady has to be awesome if you mentioned her CAT!!

Posted by: Dana on November 9, 2005 06:09 PM

Think Rob nailed her yet?

Posted by: rightisright on November 9, 2005 06:27 PM

A cat that fetches? Cast it in bronze.

Posted by: Rivrdog on November 9, 2005 07:23 PM

Sam, I just wrote both of them, Cat.

Posted by: catfish on November 9, 2005 07:49 PM

Mail coming....consider it done...

Posted by: Lisa on November 9, 2005 08:05 PM

The cat sitting beside me right now also fetches. What's the big deal?
ROB: My apologies for not being vigilant with the mail. Some medical problems are cramping my so-called 'style' right now. But don't doubt that you are on my "send out good vibes to" list. That work for you?

Posted by: Indigo on November 9, 2005 08:22 PM

.. you're a one of a kind, Rob....

Posted by: Eric on November 9, 2005 09:37 PM

Snail mail for 2 coming up Aussie style!

Posted by: Karen on November 9, 2005 09:52 PM

I guess I missed a lot lately. Do what you're supposed to do and take care.

Posted by: lg on November 10, 2005 12:25 AM

Do we have to be nice or can we tell MaryKay the truth about Acid?

Just joking y'all . . . of course, there's always a little truth in every joke, "they' say.

Snail mail creeping.

Posted by: Maggie on November 10, 2005 12:23 PM

You think your such a tough guy. Here you are, in rough shape yourself, and yet you are thinking about her - your just an ole sweetie pie!! Card is on the way!

Posted by: Anastasia on November 10, 2005 03:38 PM

HOLY SHIT!!! The A-man shared a good word about a CAT???

Oh, that woman has GOT to get a card.

I have found faith, as I've just seen a miracle. (well. not really. but close.)

Still, a cat that THAT'S novel.

Posted by: Wichi Dude on November 10, 2005 05:54 PM

Haven't been here in months and months and months.......or most anywhere else, either - it isn't you, it is me!! Anyway, where are you and why? I guess I have a lot of catching up to do. Just read DAX and am on to catch up with some of my other old favorites.

Posted by: cyn on November 13, 2005 10:28 PM
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