Thursday is the special day at the DFac(dining facility). They have more variety and supposedly better food, which also means it's crowded. After waiting in line I was happy to see Southern Fried Catfish. I got some of that with some greens and potatoes. I ate a few soggy bites and it was ok at best. It just made me miss home that much more. I miss the legit catfish restaurants in places like southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. A couple bites of this korean catfish tasted horrible and I spit it out into a napkin!
I also realized amongst the large crowd that I had few friends. There were people in my company there, but no one I would consider a friend, just barely acquaintances. Plus it doesn't help that I am still a lower enlisted, so I was taught not to associate too much with the NCOs and officers. But most of the ones that are my rank or less are much younger and less mature. I miss some of my real friends.
So I am going to the bowling alley in an hour for a company get-together. I haven't been to any that they've had in the past because I was always too busy at work and/or I wasn't invited. I want to go but I'm worried that I won't have anyone to converse with. I dont feel like bowling either. Well, I asked if I could have the time off to go so I am going regardless. This atmosphere makes me a lil depressed. I can't help it.