Today I feel like ranting. So rant I shall…
Lately, I’ve been getting the same question, sometimes in different forms, over and over again. It’s the question of “Why.” So this episode of Three:Thirty Thursdays will allow me to answer some of the decent “why” questions and some of the ones that leave me staring at people like
1. Why don’t you want to be famous, but you are writing a blog, book, and you perform sometimes?
This is a pretty valid question and my answer is simple. I like to share.. but I like to have control over what I share. Whatever I put out on my blog, I have CHOSEN to share with all of my lovely readers out there. With my book, I’d like to share my crazy imagination with whoever dares to adventure into it’s uncharted territory. Though I may be shy when it comes to performing, I do it because someone out there in the audience may NEED to hear what you have to say. It might get them through some unseen struggle they are dealing with. I do all of these things because it’s my choice.
I don’t have anyone following me around, snapping pictures of me (flattering or unflattering), and trying to broadcast the little details of my life. I don’t want to sit through interviews and delve into the more personal parts of me because.. well, I’m a private kind of person. There’s a time and place for everything, and I should be the one who decides who knows what.. and when. Do I think fame and fortune are worth it? Nah. Maybe for some, but not for me.
2. Why don’t you let people touch your hair?
This question has pissed me off since I was a kid. All my life, I’ve had really long hair.. longer than the average black female I guess you could say. In the eyes of many, if a black female has long hair, it just has to be weave. *NEWS FLASH* it doesn’t! I have never once had weave in my hair. Not a sew in, not braids, no wigs… none of that. My hair is already long so I’ve never had a need for stuff like that. Just because most of us that you have encountered may have had some box braids from time to time doesn’t mean we all buy our hair in packs from the beauty store. Ugh. Annoying. Will I ever satiate anyone’s curiosity and just let them touch my hair?
3. Why don’t you like peanut butter?
Because it’s nasty. Point blank. Period.
4. Why do you watch so many cartoons?
To be frank, reality sucks. Seriously. Maybe I’m suffering from Peter Pan syndrome or something, I don’t know but reality literally blows. Lol. I wanted to be grown up so much when I was a kid and now… Nah. You can take back the bills, job, and responsibilities. Haha. Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of watching TV, especially if it was a show with real people in it. I already have a huge imagination and I feel like cartoons make it grow even larger.
Let’s get one thing clear though. I don’t just watch any old cartoon. If it’s in English, it MUST be funny. Currently, I love Regular Show, Adventure Time, and Family Guy. My heart truly belongs to anime though… and it MUST be in Japanese. Dubbed episodes really stick in my craw. I like subbed episodes so I can actually practice my Japanese.
Which leads me to my final “why” of the afternoon…
5. Why are you learning all of those languages?
Because it’s fun… and because I get very bored very easily with things that don’t challenge me. I try to chose languages that have a completely different alphabet than the English language (Japanese and Arabic). It’s like a huge puzzle that I get the satisfaction of figuring out. Once I fully learn Japanese, I can watch my anime without subtitles. I’m very independent, so I don’t want to have to depend on translators when I travel to other countries. I want to be able to bust out in Japanese, Arabic, French, or even Russian and leave people looking like
What are some of the “why” questions you get? Do you have any other why’s for me to answer? Share them below. Thanks for tuning in to this week’s episode of Three:Thirty Thursdays. Hope to see you next week!