Twiddling My Thumbs

I am beginning to think that all I do is complain, but…

I am twiddling my thumbs over my keyboard, searching for credible ideas, trying to think of something to write about besides myself, because the coronavirus has postponed stories I wanted to comment on.

Jussie Smollett. Should have gone to court by now, should be in court, trying to finesse his way out of state felony charges, and praying to escape federal prosecution for allegedly staging a fake attack on himself and blaming it on Trump supporters. I wanted my commentary to be topical, so I was waiting until the trial to write about him.

Lori Loughlin. Yes, she and husband Mossimo Giannulli should maybe have been in court, as well, om charges of paying their daughter’s way into the University of Southern California. Other parents have admitted their guilt and taken a deal but these two are still trying to proclaim their innocence, somehow, and think they can beat the case. I want to know what their defense is, if any, and how much time and fines they will get for going to trial instead of making a deal.

Monique (star of Precious) is suing Netflix gender and racial discrimination and I don’t think she stands a chance. Not only does she not have a credible leg to stand on, she is basically blacklisting herself. I don’t disagree with all of her actions but I will be very surprised if she is anything but a D-list fringe player in Hollywood the rest of her career. This trial and its outcome, for her more than Netflix, interests me.

Jay-Z made a rather shady play for a piece of an NFL team (National Football League), and I wanted to see what his next moves were. I wanted to see how the fallout hit him and how much damage it did. Will he stick with his “woke” brand or is he going to have to modify it? Is he going to stick with his story that he is doing it all for his people? What is the rest of his plan? Will it work?

I wanted to write about all of those people and issues. But, I don’t want to complain. I am not the only person looking for direction in the age of the coronavirus. I have my life. I have my health. I have my job. I have food and shelter.

If twiddling my thumbs is the worst price I have to pay, I am very lucky.

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