Gut Rumbles

June 11, 2006

why i blog

What gives you the opportunity to sit on your dead ass and talk to people from all over the world? Blogging does. I can't think of anything else.

I have some big ambitions that I doubt I'll ever fulfill. I want to make another cross-country driving trip, even though getting to the got-dam grocery store and back is a challenge to me now. I want to go to Australia, even though I think the airplane ride would KILL my bony ass today. Plus, if I ever got there, some deadly critter probably would bite me or sting me and give me an agonizing death.

I want to learn to scuba-dive and I want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane with a parachute strapped to my back, just to brag about doing it, if I survive. I want to bounce a grandchild on my knee, dote all over it like a real papaw and spoil the livin' shit out of that child.

I want to take a ride into outer space.

That crap may not happen to me, but I'll settle for second best. And that's blogging. People play half-rubber in Australia today because I sent 'em the rules. Sexy wimmen in Indonesia read me, and send me pictures of their red toenails. Pale, freckled redheads in Ireland visit my blog regularly. Gals AND guys.

Not bad for a Jawja Cracker.


You need to come to Alaska!!!! You are missing out buddy!

Hey, and I miss reading you. Hope your are doing well.

Posted by: Alaska Kim on June 11, 2006 12:47 AM

Anytime you want to visit Australia, you know who to call.

Posted by: tim on June 11, 2006 12:49 AM

Seems to me, a happy-go-lucky Coonass volunteered to hep wiff one of them thangs (more than ONCE), and go along with one of the others.

Wait a minnit!!!!
I've sent you pics of my toenails too! All RED, n chit.

Hey Tim! Can I come too? Teachin' THE Acidman to dive...IN Aussie...on THE GREAT REEF.....Heaven on earth!

I luv ya, you grouchy CRACKER.

Posted by: LilToni on June 11, 2006 01:29 AM

You've got displaced Alabamians in Japan reading too.

Posted by: Russ on June 11, 2006 04:31 AM

Speaking of Scuba diving, if you ever get a WHUTA to dive or snorkel, Okinawa is one of the best places for it. great visibility, spectacular reefs, and plenty of dangerous creatures to cavort with (Lionfish, Sea-snakes, and Sharks, oh my).

Posted by: Russ on June 11, 2006 04:34 AM

Snorkling near Okinawa is awesome. When I was little my dad was stationed there and we had the best time!

Something else you must do one day, Run with the Bulls. I didn't get to run, but I got to see the event...Pretty risky as well.

Posted by: Steph on June 11, 2006 06:02 AM

"What gives you the opportunity to sit on your dead ass and talk to people from all over the world? Blogging does. I can't think of anything else."

Actually, Ham Radio does, and has been for decades - long before Algore's Internet was invented.

Posted by: Vulgorilla on June 11, 2006 08:38 AM

Hang in there and I'm sure the Grouchy One can hook you with SCUBA instruction.
As for that Aussie trip, add one fat Virginian to the list - diving both the Great Barrier Reef and the Ningaloo Reef in the west!
Plus a trip to Uluru and seeing Collingwood play at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Seeing Collingwood win at the MCG would be even sweeter.

Posted by: BlogDog on June 11, 2006 10:07 AM

While yor're at it, try Bungee Jumping.

Talk about a rush.

Posted by: Yabu on June 11, 2006 10:29 AM

Yes it does, thru your kind offices, and others I now have people from Japan, Korea, Tim above (from somewhere), Canada, UK, Euroland and off course the USA reading my dribble.
There is even someone from Turkey popping in and an American guy serving in Iraq.

Thank you. and al gore

Posted by: KeesKennis on June 11, 2006 11:25 AM

Hey Rob,

I'd be happy to welcome you Down Under!

Karen in Melbourne

Posted by: Karen in Australia on June 11, 2006 07:45 PM
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