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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, ┬áhurt 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 ­čÖé

Coming soon, when I find out how this whole jury duty thing will pan out. Ciao!

What Gets My Gullet, also Ponderings on Time/Destiny

Posted: October 1, 2010 by catfishthegeek in Uncategorized

Absolutely nothing right now. I’m happy. Not just happy, but ecstatic. Mirthful, convival, gleeful.

And of course, my feminist ancestors (hah. fat chance) and heroes would be spinning in their graves if they could hear my next statement. (Tangent: Oooh, I have a solution for the energy crisis. Encase the dead in copper, make their coffins out of magnets, and when they spin they generate electricity. In this case I am pretty sure I’d be able to power all of the boroughs of New York plus half of Connecticut). I am happy, because of The Boyfriend.

I don’t base my happiness on other people, generally. In fact, it is more often that I base my unhappinesson other people. But I think I’m going to be okay if I let him make me happy, which I think has been a huge issue in some of the relationships I’ve been in the past–in addition to the fact that I seem to pick people with issues.

All in all, things are great. My job is still challenging–but I look at it this way: I’ve been doing this kind of work since…January/March. I’ve got time, time, time.

My dear colleague, my dear old soup tureen, Waffles, mentioned destiny in her post earlier. I personally do not belief in destiny in the ways she does. Destiny isn’t what happens to you–you make your destiny.

It is my opinion and observation┬áthat your world, your immediate atmosphere, is yours to mold by the choices you make and the choices you don’t make. Let me clarify: the simple act of not choosing, is in and of itself a choice. To take a page out of my own history, if you do nothing to keep someone you care about with you and near you, they will leave and find someone else who will give them what they need. By not choosing to be free with your affection, to be free with your kind words, you’ve chosen to let them go. And I’m happier for it, so I wont complain. But that’s the example I’m choosing to use. And in essence I’m choosing not to be a pharmacist by not finishing school, because I’ve decided that having a life is more important than an absorbing career.

I do envy Waffles, not for her station in life, but because she knows what her destiny is. I’m perfectly content to be a technician for the rest of my working life–but I don’t know that that is what I will do. I know eventually I’ll have my family and golden retriever, but for right now I’m having fun on Friday date nights and shopping on saturday nights with my BFF.

But while we’re on the subject of destiny, I would like to share what I’d like to do if given the means. I’d be a freelance writer. Blogs, magazines, books, whatever. If that ever happens, I expect to receive a purple smoking jacket made of satin with black trim and a pipe. Just FYI, my birthday is in August.

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,┬ábest 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 ­čÖé

Well hidey ho there dear readers! This is the inaugural post from Catfish, one of the characters in this really awesome journey of redemption, salvation, communication, mastication…err…well… lets just say this is a forum for myself and my BFF Waffles to share with family/friends/the world our observations of madness, truth and frivolity. Sometimes, our posts will be all of the above and plus some. Waffles and I have introduced ourselves in our bio pages, so take a looksee if you’re really that interested in our backgrounds. Unfortunately, this blog is in infancy, and so it isn’t terribly interesting. Stay tuned, and you might even get some really nice barbs from our twitter feeds in the bottom of the page.

Anyway, questions/comments are welcome. Have a nice day, and be nice!