It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you. Without a dope beat to step to.
This is just a random post. I haven’t posted in a while. My apologies. I haven’t been really moved to write. My head has been consumed with getting my web design business underway, as well as another business venture I want to start. Right now, I’m trying to will myself to start taking these CSS courses, but I’m just….blah about it. I should be gung-ho about it, seeing as it’s going to help me with my business. But I don’t know…I’m just ehh about it. I’m also thinking of putting it on hold for a tad to build this other idea I have.
It’s actually something I’d prefer to do than the web design. I want to do design, but I’ve been in my head lately about the idea of taking on clients. Sometimes, I think about how annoying and bossy people can be in situations like hiring a freelancer to do work for them. I’m kinda feeling like I don’t know if I really want to deal with it. I just don’t have time for people being a-holes, ya know? But no worries! I will do web design as I love doing it. However, this other idea is…well, frankly, it’s better. If I market it right, it will have WAY more potential than web design. But to make it work, I’m probably going to need some assistance. I’m trying to work it out so that I can do it myself, but we’ll see. And it’s not that I’m afraid of asking for help, I just don’t a) have the $$ to pay for someone to do the back-end stuff and b) I don’t want to cut anyone into my business. Real talk: I’m not trying to share. *lol* Like I said, the idea I have is something that I’ve never seen before and I KNOW it’ll be awesome if I can make it work. What is it? Ha! You know I’m not sharing, but it does have to do with higher ed. I know, I know. I swore I was done with higher ed. Welllllll, sorta. I’m over it in terms of working for someone else. I didn’t say anything about staying in higher ed and working for MYSELF! 🙂
Anyway, lately, I’ve been listening to some new podcasts in my attempt to expand my podcast horizons. I figured, if I’m going to be a part of this world, I should see who else is out there. I’ve come across one that is awesome. I’m going to give it a few more listens before I recommend it. But so far, after about 3-4 eps, I’m loving it. The others I’ve listened to, ehhhh, I’m not really feeling them. I’m trying to give them a chance though. I would want someone listening to ours to give it a try, so I’m trying to give others the same courtesy. Plus, since everyone talks about different topics, I need to listen to a few eps to make sure I can get a feeling for their voice and what they’re about. But unfortunately, I haven’t been impressed.
Two of the ‘casts I’ve checked out are by black women, which I was excited about. I’m not going to give any details, but yeah, not feeling them. It’s so weird because I’m learning that young(er) folks are so different than my generation. And when I say young, I’m talking about this specific age group from maybe 22-29. I know, that’s VERY specific. I point that group out because it tends to be the ages of the people I come across that have these very, uhhh..extraordinary views.
For starters, I’m learning that younger millennials don’t understand comedy. No, I’m serious. The podcasts I’m listening to are centered around entertainment, mostly TV reviews. And it’s funny (no pun intended) how these folks don’t find jokes about race funny. In fact, they find it offensive. And I get that not every joke about race is funny. But it seems like the younger folks generally find jokes about race, uh, racist. One host even pointed out how they didn’t find Dave Chappelle funny. I mean, not every comedian is likable, I get that. But is he not funny or can you not understand how a joke about race can be funny? I feel like it’s the latter, based on their reviews/thoughts about other comedians and comedic TV shows that delve into race. It’s like, this age group misses the point about comedy. For me (and most people), comedy is not intended to be serious. It’s meant to make light of situations that can sometimes be deemed “heavy” or taboo. It seems like younger folks don’t understand that and I’m wondering why. Is it because they grew up with more PC parents and/or during more PC times? It’s probably a little bit of both.
I think I mentioned this before, that I think we’re getting to be too PC as a society. You literally cannot talk about anything these days without someone saying you’re a hater, a shamer or basically just flat out wrong for having an opinion. Back in the day, you were certainly going to get flamed for speaking negatively about race or someone’s handicap (<–Wait, can I say that? Sorry, disability. See? PC.) Today, you can’t say anything about anything. It’s really … well… it’s annoying. It’s annoying because I think most times, people aren’t trying to be mean/cruel, they’re just stating their opinion (or telling a joke). Yes, some people speak out to be mean/hurt people (or make a bad joke), but I don’t think that’s always the case.
So, I was just dismayed to see how upset these young, Black women were over certain shows/comedians that were clearly just trying to be funny. It’s like, they want to be entertained as long as it doesn’t offend, shame or make light of something. I mean, sure it can be done, but that’s going to be the safest comedy I’ve ever seen in my life. And if we can’t take jokes, then what does that say about us as a society? Do people go too far sometimes? Yes. It happens. But to point out every joke as offensive? Sorry, that’s just ridiculous.
*sigh* I’m sure people worried about my generation, but I don’t know. This next generation is a trip. And it’s mostly the younger set of millennials (just to clarify).
That’s all I wanted to chat about. I guess there were other things on my mind, but I don’t want to make this too long (too late).