Do you know what is happening on Monday, August 21, 2017? Other than being the start of another work week (and possibly another week of foolishness from 45), the moon will completely eclipse the sun creating what is called a "total solar eclipse." Prior to last week, I didn't even know anything about it and all of a sudden, I'm seeing people and companies selling some solar eclipse glasses, and there's solar eclipse parties. Apparently, you'll only be seeing a partial solar eclipse if you're not in the following trail from Oregon to South Carolina:


Of course, a lot of people are losing their minds about this eclipse like it's a new episode of Insecure  or Power, but I have to be honest, I do not care. Out of everything going on in the world, I feel like I have more important things to give my energy to outside of this big national event.

Here are just a few things I care about more than the solar eclipse.

1. Black Lives

Self-explanatory. The same fervor given to this solar eclipse should be redirected to the equity of Black Lives throughout this nation. 

2. Processing the most recent Insecure episode

I've been out of the dating game for a while and if Insecure is any indication, the game has changed. It seems so much more complex nowadays, especially with the advent of Tinder and other dating apps. I'm really enjoying this season, and watching Issa moving along this new chapter in her life is hilarious. Lawrence been letting me down though! Tighten up man!

3. Preparing for Fall Classes

I received my class schedule for my doctoral program a few days ago while on vacation and needless to say, I have a lot of papers to write before my FIRST session! The time that I'd spend trying to view the damn eclipse I'd make sure to review articles for class.

4. Starting my Rosetta Stone lessons

I received a Spanish Rosetta Stone set for a wedding gift, which is super dope and much needed after realizing my spanish isn't where it used to be back in high school. I thought it would be a great benefit to not only our personal development, but also our professional lives. Plus, it'll help when we fly back to Mexico soon.

5. Enjoying some Solar Eclipse deals/discounts at local stores

Like any other big national event, there are always companies looking to cash in on these huge days. Denny's is selling all you can eat "mooncakes" (pancakes in the shape of a moon) for $4, and I will be taking full advantage. In addition to Denny's, there's a few more spots giving out deals.

Like I said, I could care less about this national event, especially since a partial solar eclipse is supposed to be back around on my birthday in a few more years. To everyone that is excited, enjoy it and protect your eyes! To everyone else, what are you going to be doing with your time during the eclipse?