Tuesday, March 21, 2006

And now, a word about Cathy

It occurs to me, that with some of the increased traffic passing through this blog, that I occasionally might not portray Cathy in the best light. Friends and family read the blog and probably get a chuckle because they've watch her grow up, have met her or become friends with her, so they know what's going on when I write.

But if you don't know us, you might read it and go "well, that's a bit mean." Cathy has expressed this worry to me, that people might "think I'm a bit of a bitch" and it's a fair concern. This is my blog, so it's my point of view. Cathy, and she will quickly admit this, isn't a writer and has no desire to post here or start her own blog. I'm the weird one with the urge to sit down every night and write whatever is on my mind.

I may occasionally tease or grumble, but I do love her madly. Never doubt that. And keep in mind that writers are notorious liars when it suits their needs. So if it's a choice between writing what was said verbatim, or perhaps subtly changing some of the language to make the story better, well, there's a reason why "bastard" is in the title of this blog. Read anything I write about the two of us with the notice that I'm potentially exaggerating points.

So be assured that this is the happiest I've ever been in my life and that Cathy truly is one the sweetest and kindest women you could hope to meet. When my friends swing by and cackle at something Cathy has said or did that might seem a bit mean, it's because they love Cathy to pieces and get to watch someone, in their mind, finally put me in my place. She does not put up, or let me get away with, some of the crap that I'm normally used to getting away with. And that, well, that's just the best thing ever.

So Cathy is a sweetheart. My friends, on the other hand, can be perfectly evil in their own right...

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6 comments:

vickyth said...

FWIW, having never met Cathy, she comes across as perfectly decent and all to me (from reading between the lines of your writings, that is). I was about to write "normal", but then remembered that we are talking about someone who willingly and happily married you (just kidding).....

Anyone who buys her husband Calvin & Hobbes and tolerates his comic book hobby with bemusement has to be pretty cool. (Mine has a D&D book collection that weighs a flippin' tonne).

Cathy need not worry. We all know that the person writing the blog takes "artistic license".

Pass along my regards and congratulate her on her good humour.

Jason Bartlett said...

"Cathy truly is one the sweetest and kindest women you could hope to meet"- Craig

Having never met her I assume there can only be one of her? :)

towniebastard said...

Well, if there was more than one of her, it might be more sweetness and kindness than I could handle....;)

That whole pologamy thing....I never could understand the appeal in it.

Jason.Bartlett said...

I asked my students here about more then one wife, of course here where it is legal and acceptable. It is costly after much prompting they did reveal it is kinda of the equivilant of buying a car for the new car smell.

towniebastard said...

Bwhahahahahahahaha...

Owen's Mom said...

For anyone who doesn't know her, I can verify that Cathy is a saint.

And I don't think that she comes across as a bitch on the blog.

She comes across as someone with infinate patience.

Which, as your wife, she must have...