|A Subconscious Past Study (Photo credit: ssoosay)|
Do you believe that our subconscious mind rules most of what we say and do? We think we're doing one thing because we have to do it or want to do it and all the while we're practically operating on auto-pilot. From earliest childhood we are not in control. It's our subconscious that drives us, tricks us into thinking we know exactly what we're doing when we actually don't know.
That's my theory for today and I'm not going to try to prove it one way or another. Besides, my subconscious mind is probably guiding my fingers as I type this.
Whatever the case may be, that's where I'll credit the inspiration for my Monday post The Crappy Old Guy Waiter Restaurant. I wasn't really posting the story so much for the story as I was presenting the piece as a prelude to an upcoming event.
But before I get to that event let me clarify my reference to the Original Pantry Cafe in downtown Los Angeles. It's true that the restaurant is one of the oldest in L.A. and they have some older waiters who have been there a long time. However the fact is that this is one of my favorite eateries in L.A. This is a place where I try to take out of town guests who visit me. The place has got a lot of character. Once you step inside you feel like you've been transported back to the 1920's. It's very cool And the food is downright good. Hearty portions of some of the best home-style American cooking you'll find anywhere. The old guy waiters are real pros who have provided quality service every time I've been in the place. If I were closer to the Pantry Cafe I'd eat there far more often than I do. If you visit L.A. and are near the Staples Center, make a point to go eat there. It's an original L.A. experience.
That's my unsolicited endorsement. No one paid me to say this and no old guy waiters threatened me with harm if I didn't say it.
Enough of my gushing--I need to get back to the topic. Subconscious mind actually rules us. That's why I wrote the kind of true and kind of made up post of Monday. Yeah, I think about getting older now and then and sometimes I think I'm succumbing to the throes of old age. Or maybe I should say settling into elderliness.
Honestly I'm not ready to be reduced to just a piece of neglected furniture sittin' around the old homestead. I'm as young as I feel and that's youthful and vital. That's what I really feel. Except when I'm feeling old. Pass me the bottle and let me wallow in my crankiness if I need to, but I'm not ready to leave this old world yet.
Oh, and why today's post and Monday's post? They're hinting at the next Battle of the Bands which comes tomorrow February 15, the day after that dumb love day that some people are so fond of celebrating. Besides the Battle of the Bands the other good thing that starts on the 15th is that the leftover Valentine's candy goes on sale. I'm not falling for that full price ripoff, I'm getting all mine on sale.
Can you guess my song choice for Battle of the Bands? Do you think the subconscious mind is really in charge of us? Will you be stocking up on the on-sale Valentine's candy?
|Saturday February 15th!|