About Me


I’m really named Cathy, but Rachel has always been my alter-ego, so to speak. “Roust” seemed a softer word than “rant” or “rage”, since it’s not really about that. This is more about getting off my ass, so the term works. Welcome to my blog.

As for who I am … I’m 45 years old fucking ancient, native of San Diego, 5’6″ tall, need to lose about 15 25 pounds, wake up with aches and pains on a daily basis but am fairly chipper, have two great kids, four weird cats and one Roborovski hamster, live in Santee, California and drive a Black Cherry Cadillac CTS that I love. I’m getting laid off (AGAIN) from my current job and it’s prompted me to take a long hard look at my life. Granted, that life looks better when viewed through the bottom of a martini glass, but sometimes a harsher eye is needed.


4 Responses to About Me

  1. Mike Hart says:

    Self-deprecating humor is a good trait to have in times like these, but don’t be too hard on yourself. It is hardly a time to define yourself by your job. You do what you need to do to provide for your family. Everything is cyclical so sooner or later things will improve and you’ll have more opportunities from which to choose.

    • rachelroust says:

      Hey, Mike – thanks for the comment on my blog. I guess the self-deprecating humor is just kind of how I roll, so to speak – if I were a comedian, that would be my “schtick”. Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to comment and to read my blog – it’s nice to know that it gets looked at, and that is the biggest compliment in the world! Thanks so much!
      Best regards,

  2. Tricia says:

    Hi Cathy – I came across your blog in the strangest of ways – I was actually googling one of my favorite teachers from my childhood in Chula Vista – Carl Strickland, who was my 5th grade teacher at Castle Park. I have a black/white picture of him somewhere, “letting” us take turns pushing him around the S.D. Zoo in a wheelchair – his transportation of choice 🙂 SOOOO Mr. Strickland! My other memory of him I’ll hold forever was that I was in his classroom when it was announced that President Kennedy had been shot and killed. He cried as he told us and sent us all home. I’ll always remember his humor, his kindness, and the fact that he really seemed to care about all of us more than the ordinary bear.

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog – I’m a 3-kitty household, so enjoyed reading how similar our 4-legged friends really are.

    Warm regards,


  3. rachelroust says:

    Dear Tricia,

    That does sound just like Mr. Strickland – both the wheelchair in the zoo and what happened when President Kennedy was killed. A sad but still poignant memory for you. I wish I’d had the chance to see Mr. Strickland again in my adult years and thank him for being the terrific teacher that he was. His class was quite a refuge from my miserable home life (as you might have guessed the nature of from reading my post). Small world … thank you for your comment, it really made my week.

    Thank you, and best wishes to you and your feline friends – hopefully I’ll be posting some new material here or on my other blog (www.martinimadness.wordpress.com) soon.


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