Tuesday, October 26, 2010

and thus concludes my experiment...

... a little over a year ago I decided to chronicle by search for Mr. Crescat, and call it "research".

For fifteen+ months I collected data, recorded measurable data, and performed endless experiments [commonly referred to as "dates"]. Overwhelming, the empirical evidence pointed to the only logical hypothesis... I am doing it wrong.

Between my social awkwardness and a highly infectious case of foot in mouth disease I have concluded I am going to die alone surrounded by cats.


Banshee said...

Cool cats, snappin' their fingers and beggin' for your love. Hipsters. Jazzmen playin' the true love blues.

Oh, wait, you meant felines!

PaxetBonum said...

Welcome to the team, Kat. You're probably just trying too hard. Pray more, date less, perhaps.

And remember- it's not you, it's them.


Lynne said...

When you least expect it...bam! (seriously)

Badger Catholic said...

You will find him.

Terry Nelson said...

I thought you already worked with a bunch of cats.

You'll find him - I already told you - decide you are never going to date ever again and swear off men forever - make a vow - he will come running.

inIpso said...

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone,
To have a deep soul relationship with another,
To be loved thoroughly and exclusively.
But God, to a Christian, says,
"No, not until you are satisfied, fulfilled and content
With being loved by Me alone,
With giving yourself totally and reservedly to Me,
With having an intensely personal and unique relationship
With Me alone.
Discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found,
Will you be capable of the perfect human relationship
That I have planned for you.
You will never be united with another until you are united
With Me alone,
Exclusive of anyone or anything else,
Exclusive of any other desires or longings.

I want you to stop planning,
Stop wishing,
And allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing,
One that you cannot imagine.
Please allow Me to bring it to you.
You just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things.
Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I Am.
Keep listening and learning the things I tell you.
You just wait.
That's all.
Don't be anxious.
Don't worry.
Don't look at the things you think you want;
You just keep looking off and away up to Me,
Or you'll miss what I want to show you.
And then when you are ready,
I'll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than any
You could dream of.
You see, until you are ready and until
The one I have for you is ready
(I am working even at this moment to have you both ready at the same time),
Until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me
And the life I prepared for you,
You won't be able to experience the love that
Exemplified your relationship with Me.
And this is the perfect love.

And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love,
I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your
Relationship with Me,
And to enjoy materially and concretely
The everlasting union of beauty, perfection and love
That I offer you with Myself.
Know that I love utterly.
I Am God.
Believe it and be satisfied.

~ St. Anthony of Padua

The Crescat said...

Terry. Sworn!

My cat is still in need of prayers though. He's not doing so hot after having half his face bitten off. I took him back to the vet today for another round of antibiotics. They were able to drain the wound a bit more but it's still so gnarly I haven't let The Boy see Kitty.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE NOT A LOSER! There are just not that many "right" men out there! You just have to keep looking. I've been married for 34 years and in thinking about the guys I've met over those years, there were a couple--two--that were very attractive--but none that I would EVER want to marry--the really great guys are hard to find--but there is one out there for you--so don't give up--keep looking! You are a delight, and any man would be very lucky to have you as their wife!

owenswain said...

Please find some comfort in the fact that everyone is a looser in their own way. I'm a looser today. One the one hand, online, I'm accused of obfuscating the teachings of the Church and thus leading souls away (essentially to hell) and on the other hand, in person, accused of being anti-Protestant for teaching the Church's teaching on a the authority of the Church to define the canon, interpret and teach sacred Scripture. It's been a dandy day.

You probably wouldn't want a looser like me praying for you so I won't tell you that I do.

margaret said...

I read recently that you need a least three cats to be officially a Crazy Cat Lady. I have two and my neighbour has three so we have agreed to share one so that neither of us is formally crazy.

Thérèse said...

On the bright side, your dating pool is still growing!

Steve T. said...

Cat, I'm so sorry I'm geographically undesireable.

Anonymous said...

Not having a man dosen't make you a loser. Quit letting society decide that you need a man in order to live. You might not like this comment, but I had to say it. Otherwise my decision to stay unmarried, well I just don't like people thinking my decision to remain unmarried is wrong, that'sall. I don't want people to think I'm unfullfilled as a woman. And I'm not called to religious life, either. If you find someone, good. But don't say your'e a loser because that means I am too.

Lydia McGrew said...

I missed it: What happened to Crescat's cat? Who bit him in the face?

Cathy_of_Alex said...

I will die and be eaten by wild dogs

PaxetBonum said...

@Cathy_of_Alex- Now there's a cheerful thought... are you trying to cheer us up??

Kat- Since you've officially sworn off dating, this website will be of merely academic interest to you-



K_tigress said...

I can relate. Only currently I'm cat-less as well and not by choice. :(

Just another mad Catholic said...

or die in the convent....... just saying

Anthony S. Layne said...

You may or may not die single. But if you're anything close to the way you present yourself on this blog, you'll have too many friends to die alone.

Rick said...

A woman needs a man just like a fish needs a bicycle.

Also, there's a state of life called "blessed singleness". It frees you to do missionary work even in Malta.

3puddytats said...

Hey!! I had SIX lunch and dinner dates with SIX different men!! Whoray!!!

Well--I did neglect to say that I'm at an engineering coneference and they were all salesmen giving me their speal on their equipment..but Cheesecake Factory IS a nice place for lunch :) Especially on expense account. :)

Hey--I'll never turn down lunch or dinner and I can nod my way through a presentation with a mouth full of pasta :)