Three:Thirty Thursdays | Episode Four – The Reasons Why…

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!

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14 thoughts on “Three:Thirty Thursdays | Episode Four – The Reasons Why…

  1. lollll Dottie. youve just confirmed that u are in fact, my sister! loll Family Guy, anime… ur love for language!! lol

    i wish i were fluent in Spanish. me and my brothers got some language lessons for Russian and German. so eventually ill be killing it in European tongues.

    anime HAS to be in japanese. no question. the voice acting is so much better. hands down. theres no reason why Gokou crash landed in Japan and speaks like a surf punk in Cali……… really??

    questions for u… uhh… cant think of any, but i guess ill text u when some come to mind

    • I appreciate the love. And yes, there is no reason why I should be watching a JAPANESE show in ENGLISH. It just never made much sense to me. Learning languages is all about the adventure. I love every minute of it, especially in those brief moments when I find myself being fluent for two point two. Haha.

  2. Loving 3:30 Thursday more and more as the weeks go by!!!!! How was your performance that you blogged about having yesterday in word porn Wednesday? 🙂

    • It’s really nice to have a fan! 🙂 The performance went really well. I had an amazing time and the turnout was great. I met a lot of talented people last night and I’m hoping that it keeps getting better!

  3. YES! Believe it or not, I’ve been the definition of private, which would be difficult to believe from reading my blog. But it really is a matter of sharing what you feel comfortable and holding on to the rest. I also understand regarding hair touching. Its invasive. Multiply that if you ever live abroad. I mostly wear my hair curly and I’ve had random strangers come up to me and begin touching-sans asking.

    • Control over your personal life is definitely important, especially in this day and age with social media and all. I’ve seen people share things that I personally would keep locked away in a secret vault forever and always but hey, to each his own.

      The whole hair touching thing really grinds my gears. It’s annoying enough that people ask if they can in the first place…. but it’s those individuals that treat you like an exhibit in the Please Touch Everything Museum and take it upon themselves to caress your hair like a prized pet. Ugh. Get away. Far away. Lol.

      How long have you been living abroad? I’ve always wanted to go to Korea.

      • Definitely. My blog makes me cringe and feel naked-literally. But something I feel I need to do right now. Having memory loss will have you speaking of some pretty intimate things. I am not longer abroad. Was there from November 2009 until August 2013. Miss it everyday

      • The fact that you’ve decided to even share such an intimate detail about yourself for the whole world to see is so moving, though. Sometimes, it’s not about us. There may be someone out there that doesn’t know how to put their feelings into words and sometimes.. that’s what our job becomes. I admire you for your courage:)

      • Honestly, at this moment, that is how I feel. Hitting your head really does grant a different perspective. This is a long recovery and I am trying to see the positive through it all. Thank you

  4. Which languages do you speak so far? How do you go about learning them? I’m trying to learn German, I have very basic knowledge because of my parents, but I don’t really know how to start.

    • Right now, I speak English and Spanish fluently. I understand French and I’m currently working on Japanese and Arabic. I have Rosetta stone for 31 different languages.

      For each language I’m interested in learning, I try to make a friend that speaks the language so they can help me practice 🙂 Talking is always the best way to learn.

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