Love is Blind, Am I Too Hot to Handle???

Dear readers,

I wonder what is going on. I love my man, don’t get me wrong, and I believe in love beyond the look of a person. However, I think there are too many people who think I’m an ugly fool and should not be in relationships. Relationships, so I’m going to ask, am I too hot to handle? I guess so.

First, my relationship life hasn’t been the best, and I’m serious, I’ve said it enough. I believe I’m a beautiful person inside, and trust me, I know what I should be saying, but I love my partner. He has been extremely supportive of me, and he’s even been encouraging of my singing and music. Now the point is almost close, and I’m aiming my arrow at the sun, and that target is success, but there are blind people who don’t want it for me because they think it is just not for women, blah blah blah blah blah. Well, I’ve got a bit of advice: don’t scam my friends, don’t scam anyone out of the product you’re selling. Trust me, just freaking don’t. I’m serious, just don’t freaking scam people. And this is coming from probably the only person who is a blind singer who actually has potential in the town of Titusville. Sorry, but Titusville is not a place for me to find love, marry, and do the things I want to do. I found love in Denver, got it, boys? That includes all the scammers who are itching to add me on Facebook. Itching to add me? Well, if your name isn’t familiar to me, or if you’re in a group with me, you won’t be added. In any case, if you think I’m hot enough just shut up. My relationship with Trenton is good, and yet we’re just trying to work things out. It’ll be good when we have a house, with a video doorbell so you people who think you can steal packages will find yourselves on cue licking my doorknob like the dumb criminals you might happen to be. I have male friends that I get along with, and outside the relationship with Trenton, I don’t know where my life will head, but I hope it will help myself and Trenton. In any case, you who are strange to me won’t be added, you who threatened me won’t be added, and yes, love notes are love notes. What ever.

In any case, I think love can be fun, and if done with the right people, amazing. Trust me, I don’t know. I don’t know where my life is, but Trenton has helped me steer the ship and we’re looking to have a great life together. We’ll be good forever, I hope. Honestly, it’ll be the bomb if anyone does something for our celebration, but the thing is I can’t figure out the guest list because of Covid numbers and such. I don’t know who to invite this fall, but whatever. We’re not going to Disney land or Disney World until Splash Mountain is rethemed, which I have news about that. It will be rethemed just as I thought, to Princess and the Frog, but it’ll have a Mardi Gras thing in it. That will be amazing, and I hope Trenton and I will have audio of this.

Beth

Should Splash Mountain Be Rethemed? I Think So, and Here’s Why

Dear readers,

I have been on the popular Disney ride called Splash Mountain before, but there’s a troubling aspect to this particular ride. It is themed for Song of the South, which has been dinged with racist stereotypes, and a lot of black people could tell you they really weren’t “happy” as slaves, so why Disney even made that stupid movie I won’t understand. I’ve read the Brer Rabbit stories, took them seriously, and studied some African American folklore, but I don’t think Splash Mountain should be themed with Song of the South. Here’s a proposal, I hope the Disney folks are reading this, that might put a black woman in the lead and allow Disney to best recycle the animal creatures from the old theme.

For the new theme, let’s try the Princess and the Frog, and you would be able to meet all the creatures you thought you knew from Song of the South, but they’d be repurposed and reused for this new theme. In the old theme, you had a bayou or swamplike setting with animals in it, for sure, but in the new theme, all you’d really have to do is add a couple of new creatures doing new things. For example, Louis, the alligator in the Princess and the Frog, wants to play trumpet with the big boys, so take the gator in the old theme and repackage that bad boy so he’s playing a trumpet and you see him on a riverboat with a band of other creatures, and you’d hear different theme songs from the Princess and the Frog instead of Zippity Doo Dah, which is from the old theme. I think Disney should seriously do this, and add a little bit for Princess Tiana at the end of the ride so that guests get a glimpse of the black princess somewhere in the end. And, oh, if you repackaged at least one restaurant, it should be appropriately named Tiana’s Place, so we can bring Tiana’s dream to life. With the new ride theme, it would be pretty interesting to see what Disney might do with it. You could use the voodoo or “hoodoo” as it is called … the doctor would be the villain as usual, and he’d cause the guests to drop, much like the Brer Fox character tries to throw Brer Rabbit into the Briar Patch, and we drop into it in the old ride theme. But in the new ride theme, I think Disney has something serious to work with. I think I’d like to hope and pray they actually retheme Splash Mountain, but I think we’re going to go serious with this one. Racism has no place in Disney history or in its theme parks, and I’d be a lot more comfortable sending my children on a ride that reflects a bit of female black empowerment, and doesn’t contain outdated cultural stereotypes. Yes, I’d read the Brer Rabbit stories, but who needs the damn movie anyway? I’d still encourage everybody to check out Mules and Men, a collection of African American stories and folktales compiled by Zora Neale Hurston. There’s also some stuff in there about voodoo, or what she calls, or they would call, hoodoo. African drumming is also a big part of voodoo sacred ceremony, and I’m thinking I could totally get into that myself.

If anyone thinks that Splash Mountain might need a fresh coat of paint, it might be me. I hope everybody else feels the same, and if you have any ideas about this, please comment on Facebook or Twitter. Comments here have been disabled because of frequently dirty trolls. Thanks.

Beth