Raise your hand if you have multiple projects going on right now. LOL! I know I do. It's how I don't SNAP.
Yesterday, instead of focusing on what I already have going on INSIDE, I decided it was the perfect day for OUTSIDE projects so I got up and headed to Lowe's not once, but twice and did a lot of Spring time sprucing up outside. I started seedlings, did container planting and laid out a design for color throughout the year. By nightfall I was covered in dirt from head-to-toe and smiling like crazy happy with what I'd done.
And then...I settled in for the Oscars. I never said I was boycotting them even as I understood why so many felt it was the only way to get their voices heard. I always felt like the Oscars wasn't the problem. The Oscars was simply the end of a very long Monopoly game complete with folks stealing from the bank and straight up angry board flipping when the cheating is figured out. I watched because I'm a fan of film. I watched because I've made 4 short films and one feature film and I'm hoping to get the chance to learn from my mistakes and make another feature film soon. I watched because noting what filmmakers do with $150 million makes me laugh in comparison to the $350 thousand folks offer up filmmakers who look like me and then have the nerve to say, "Maybe if Black filmmakers made better movies...yada, yada..."
I thought Chris Rock's opening monologue was spot on but, as the production progressed, I became more and more offended. I posted my feelings on Facebook:
There were the typical comments, of course and...I just started deleting fools because if you are going to seriously sit here and tell me that you don't understand why people of color feel some kinda way about this...you're already telling me all I need to know about you and I'm good on you.
Folks ain't trying to get nothing for free. Folks ain't trying to take away from Leonardo and Cate and the filmmakers behind their performances. Folks just want an opportunity to showcase their talents as well. Folks want an opportunity to grow and learn from their mistakes too same as Steven Spielberg got to do with his evolution from "The Sugarland Express."
Hey...you can't get better if you're not give the opportunity to continue on.
Ah well...whatever. Let me get back to the project I want to finish today. I need to run out and get some Brasso after I put on the final coat of paint. And I need to finish choosing from my storage box of plant pots what I'd like to put some new plants in. And then I need to start stripping all the stain off the unique table I plan on using as an end table in the room this piece is going in and I gotta get outta here and hit up the sale at this upholstery fabric store that is going out of business so I can get some good deals on some fabrics for some window treatments my mommy-in-law is going to help me with.
Oh...here is something that I saved to my 'FAH' (Funny As Hell) folder on my phone. It's a folder that I keep with all the things I run across which me laugh like crazy no matter what else is going on. I hope it does the same for you. I don't know this guy in real life, but if you do, thank him for me for this laugh cuz baaaaaaaaaby...those hashtags tho! LOL!