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Of Mexican food, The Planets and friendship…

Posted: October 5, 2010 by Waffles the Trekkie in Uncategorized

So, Catfish and I got to step out on the town, have some cheap Mexican food and take in a performance of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I can’t necessarily speak for Catfish, but the music was amazing and definitely worth the trip to the Meyerson.

Today’s post is about friendship. Catfish and I have been friends for going on 10 years now. There have been ups and downs, good times and bad,  hurt feelings and frustrations; but, in the end, here we are, still laughing and living life as our usual crazy selves. It makes me wonder – What keeps friendships going nowadays? How do you start and/or maintain a good relationship in an age where it’s all about what goes down on Facebook and gossip mills are the only acceptable sources of information? Just something to ponder.

Now here’s the real question… why are you sitting there, reading this? Go enjoy the weather!!!

Until next time, live long and prosper 🙂

Your first, best destiny…

Posted: September 30, 2010 by Waffles the Trekkie in Uncategorized

“If I may be so bold, it was a mistake for you to accept promotion. Commanding a starship is your first, best destiny. Anything else is a waste of material.” – Commander Spock to Admiral Kirk

As some of you may know, I’ve started getting into Star Trek. I was watching Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and heard this quote. The scene – Kirk is an admiral now in Star Fleet and he is miserable. He essentially has a desk job and only gets to see his old crew when it’s a matter of business. He is going through a midlife crisis and a birthday all at one time and is not a happy camper. He opens up to Spock about feeling useless and old and Spock busts out with the quote at the top. This got me thinking… are we all really destined to do something? The key word is destiny, which is what this post will be about.

I am currently working a retail job for a decent company, and yet I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will not be there for an extended amount of time. This isn’t what I went to college for and this is certainly not where my dreams are taking me. My response, after hearing this quote, is to wonder if teaching music is really what I’m supposed to do with my life. I’ve gotten good at many things over the last 3-5 years and I’m just wondering if it’s possible to be truly destined to do one thing and have one singular passion in life.

Well, this wraps up my ramblings for now. Thanks for reading 🙂