Monday, December 5, 2011

Big Sean- Dance (A$$) Remix ft. Nicki Minaj

WHOA!
Who taught Nicki how to twerk?!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How far would you go?

I decided to do something different this week...

I have the craziest relationship stories.  Maybe it's because I am naive; maybe it's because I am a hopeless romantic, or maybe it's because all the good men are gone...whatever the case may be I've decided that I will no longer be selfish and keep these stories to myself but that I would share them with the world so that at least one girl out there wont make the same mistakes I did...

Anyway...here goes...

There is this guy, we will refer to him as "he-who-shall-not be named" and we had a on and off relationship.  I met him about a year ago and we were involved, (under the wrong circumstances-but I REFUSE to get into that) but involved none-the-less.  He was pretty serious when we met (or so I thought) but I was "big pimpin''" at the time and didn't want to settle.  I felt as though he was coming on too strong and I blew him off but I was completely honest about it.

Any who, his job had him travel so we talked every now and then while he was away.  I remember being excited about his homecoming.  He had this "new perspective" on living life and I was happy for him.  We began to talk everyday and of course feelings grew...

He came to see me and little did I know that this "new perspective" meant going out with the boys all the time, (which I don't mind) and messing with other chicks, (which I do mind).  Even though we weren't exclusive we were messing around which is exclusive as it gets for me and I remember looking in his phone and seeing all kinds of crazy stuff and the thing that tripped me out was that he was so open about it.  Like, "I'm not phasing those broads" blah blah blah... needless to say I got mad and was like "screw you, you're a liar" but of course my naive ass came back because he happened to drop the "L" word at the right time.

He went back to work (which is in another state mind you) but I wanted to prove my worth so I put in work.  We kept in touch, talking everyday, making plans, the whole nine.  I was leaving my desk to cake with this dude in the locker room at my job... I was "in love".  Of course, me being an Aries, when I fall I fall HARD.  No if's and's or butt's about it ... I wanted a commitment obviously and I wanted it from him.  What was it about him?  I honestly think that it was the challenge...he didn't fall into my hands as easily as other guys did and I liked that about him.  He made plans to come see me so we could talk about us and I remember saying in my head "Ok, if he funks this up I am not messing with him any more".

*PAUSE*

(This right here ladies and gentlemen was a test.  It was CRUCIAL that he didn't mess this up but of course, guys never know when they are being tested so they always manage to fail.)

Nonetheless he failed.

The DAY he was supposed to come see me he told me he was down here and that he would hit me up when it was time for us to go out....

That call never came.

I was mad as fk.  I deleted all the photos I had of him, except one, a very incriminating one because part of me wanted to be petty.  I deleted his number, and later added it back under "Flaw Ass" so that I wouldn't accidentally answer it.

He didn't call me that entire weekend.  Every time I called him that night it rang so I didn't hit him up after that day and I tried ONE more time on that Sunday night but it went straight to voicemail.

I was raging mad... I knew he was flaw but gaahh damn really?  I just wanted to know WHY.  But I put my pride to the side and went about my life... and started partying really hard and talking to other guys to get my mind off of him...

A week went by and I get a text from him saying that he funked up.  Damn right you did!  But I didn't write back because that's just how this game goes.

A few hours later he calls and of course I just let it ring.  It's damn near 3:30 in the morning! (I'm not sleep but he doesn't know that....) then I get a text.  I think it's from my homegirl so I look at it and it's from him saying "I'm about to kill myself"

Really?


Are you freaking serious?

I contemplate ignoring it but I don't know if he is serious so I call my homegirl @MissezTurner to ask her if I should call him or does she think he is playing... she's drunk mind you but she has enough sense to say "uh yeah"... so I call him and he answers.

I'm boiling mad at this point, "WHY YOU CALLING ME AT 4 IN THE MORNING WITH THIS MESS? ARE YOU ABOUT TO KILL YOURSELF? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?" (because I am just the best with dealing with people on the brink of suicide)

And he's like "I wasn't going to do that, I just wanted to talk to you and you weren't responding to my calls..."

Are you fucking serious???

Who does that?  I happen to think that suicide is a very serious matter and for someone to play about it to get my attention is just childish... Maybe a "Sorry I am such a flaw ass mfker and I want to make it up to you" would have worked better, yeah I still would have ignored it but still...don't ya think ya took it a BIT too far.  Maybe in his twisted mind that was ok...but I beg to differ...

How far would YOU go to get someone's attention?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Fee Chronicles: 20 Icebreakers


My Fee @MissezTurner (you can check out here blog here) and I were having a conversation about dating new guys VERSUS being comfortable in relationships.  We were interrupted by a text message I received from a guy I am getting to know that said, “What do you like to do for fun?”  I expressed my disgust for answering such clich√© questions and how I didn’t even want to continue the conversation because it's always the same thing over and over with every guy you meet.  We decided to come up with a set of some not-so-clich√© icebreakers that are sure to spice up any first date or that awkward "getting-to-know-you" stage.  We’ve decided to answer the questions too, just for kicks!


This will be the first of many co-blogs from @MissezTurner and I which we shall call:

"The Fee Chronicles"


Don’t judge us by our answers…but you probably will anyway…




1.  What was the drunkest you've ever been and what did you do?

@LaunaKMonet  One word:  Tailgate but I’ll let @MissezTurner tell that story and I’ll talk about the time after that… When I was about 18 or 19 I got kicked out my house on Christmas and ended up bumming it on a couch at my friends dorm in Miami.  We decided to hit up this club called Rendezvous on the Lake and party the holiday away and this particular club had three flights of stairs.  I don't remember much of the night because it was mad blurry but I do recall not eating much that day and somehow, we ended up on the third floor of the club looking down at all of the people on the main floor.  I blacked out twice up there and we decided that it was time to go home.  I missed the first step and ended up falling down three entire flights of stairs.  My home girl was tried to help me and ended up falling with me too.  I was so gone that I wasn’t even embarrassed that the entire club witnessed me busting my ass, I just got up, dusted myself of and stumbled out the door.


@MissezTurner At one of the most hood parties I have ever been to in my life. We were 18, working as telemarketers, and  got invited to  an album release party for Lefty Gunz. Since we were young, and wanted to ensure that we had drinks, @LaunaKMonet  filled up two water bottles of Bacardi and Cuervo, and we downed both of these before we even set foot into the  club (We mixed these with NOS energy drinks which is why @MissezTurner got so messed up).  We went straight to the  bar and topped that off with screwdrivers (Because that’s the only drink we could think of off the top of our heads, being  underage).   After drinking those, we got blessed with some greenery from Lefty Gunz himself, and then we topped that off with Long Island Iced Teas (another one of the only drinks underaged kids know off the top of their heads).

This is where it starts to get fuzzy …

I remember sticking & rolling ( S/O to Dade County), lying on the couch in my short-enough-to-be-a-t-shirt-dress , my Boss stumbling over and telling me to get it together, @LaunaKMonet yelling saying “Fee, I’m going to  need you  to chill the  F*ck out,” (I only did that because I was trying to sober up too!!) and the spot lights during Lefty’s performance (We were later informed that there  weren’t any spot lights  in the venue).

I was so messed up that I let @LaunaKMonet drive my car home. I don’t let her anywhere near my keys sober. 

Anyway, I ended up throwing up in a Winn-Dixie Bag and waking up drunk the following morning to go to school.  Too bad I ended up driving home instead. 

 Follow up:

-What were you drinking that night?

@MissezTurner Everything.

@LaunaKMonet Vodka and something… don’t remember.


2.  What was the worst job you had and why?

@MissezTurner Burger King. Enough Said.

@LaunaKMonet McDonalds… they had me doing WAY TOO MUCH for $7.25 an hour.

Follow up:

-Have you ever been fired?

@MissezTurner Let’s just say my boss didn’t like me…

@LaunaKMonet yeah I got fired through e-mail once because they didn’t want to give me Christmas off…then he lied about it when I tried to claim unemployment.



3.  Who was the last person you deleted from your phonebook and why?

@MissezTurner Lol, he was saved as “Remi, Straight no Chaser,” After speeding off  from his  house in  the  middle of a date (that  I arranged) I realized  that  I had absolutely NO  reason for him to be in my phone. 

@LaunaKMonet  He’s saved as “Flaw Ass” now simply because he is FLAW and because I don’t want to accidentally pick up his calls, I don’t delete numbers anymore, I just save them under something that reminds me why I shouldn’t talk to him.


4.  What was the last text you sent last night?

@MissezTurner “Ok. I’m Leaving now”

@LaunaKMonet “My pleasure!! We had fun!!”

5.  What did you think about the Carter 4? (Seperate the lames from the real)

@MissezTurner Honestly, he should’ve  just  let Drake ghost write the  album.

@LaunaKMonet To be completely honest, I didn't listen to the entire album yet, I was going to buy it and @MissezTurner told me no.  After Sorry for the Wait I wasn't too eager to cop it, but he did sell damn near a milli the first week… so I’ll check it out…

 
6.  What was your first car? 

@LaunaKMonet I drove a 1995 Nissan Quest minivan, it was beige and the sliding door did not work but I was whippin’ it!

@MissezTurner 1995 White Chevy Cavalier that I paid for with my Burger King Money.  Good times.


7.  What was the best concert you've ever been too?

@LaunaKMonet , @MissezTurner and I went to a Waka Flocka Flame concert in this hood ass club for like $30.   It was the best concert of my life, I was so crunk and he had so much energy!

@MissezTurner I have paid like 200$ a  Drake concert, and this weekend, I  will be going to see J. Cole (Two of my favorite  rappers) but I will risk all of my Hip Hop credibility to say Waka Flocka  Flame was the LIVEST concert I have ever been to.


8.  Do you have any kids? (You've go to ask now a days...)

@LaunaKMonet No, I don't plan on having children out of wedlock.

@MissezTurner No. Knock  on wood. Twice.


9.  Ass or tities?

@LaunaKMonet *Big Sean Voice* Ass-ass-ass-ass-ass... lol

@MissezTurner    *Bubba Sparks voice* BOOTYBOOOTYBOOTYBOOTY ROCKING EVERYWHERE!!!

10.  Have you ever been arrested? 

@LaunaKMonet & @MissezTurner Luckily, no.

Follow up:

-What was your last run in with the police?

@LaunaKMonet Tuesday… I was going 68 in a 35…but in my defense I was coming down a bridge, EVERYONE’S car automatically accelerates when they are coming off of a bridge…

@MissezTurner  Saturday. Apparently,  hanging onto the side of a  vehicle in motion is illegal.


11.  What exactly are you looking for right now?

@LaunaKMonet Well, to be honest...shoot, I'm just trying to kick it right now!! Lol, seriously though, relationship-wise I want someone who is loyal, honest, ambitious, funny, respectful and faithful.

@MissezTurner Someone comfortable enough make me their housewife. I swear, I don’t mind.


12.  What website do you visit the most?

@LaunaKMonet (looks at most visited sites) Twitter, Blogger, LinkedIn, Model Mayhem, my email, Dormtainment.com, Blackgirlsareeasy.com and Facebook.

@MissezTurner  I don’t have cable, so Youtube is like the finest of Comcast packages right now.  After that, it’s Nahright.com, Facebook, Twitter, RapRadar.com  and Blackgirlsareeasy.com

13.  Do you have a Twitter/Facebook? (You can learn so much about a person from their photos)

@LaunaKMonet Duh….

@MissezTurner Who doesn’t?


14.  Are you a rapper, model, actor, entrepreneur, dope dealer, pimp, stripper, etc.

@LaunaKMonet  I model, act and write J

@MissezTurner Unfortunately , no.  But, If I’m under the influence, then possibly all of the above.

Follow up :  What is your back up plan in case that doesn't work out?

 @LaunaKMonet  I will either pursue a career in hospitality, broadcast journalism (after I get my Masters) or in PR/Marketing (which is what I received my bachelors degree in).  Always gotta have a Plan B!


15.  What is your government name?

@LaunaKMonet ... De’Launa…You can call me Launa.

@MissezTurner  It’s Jonel…Missez Turner if ya nasty. (I know…I couldn’t resist)


16.  What is your Zodiac sign?

@LaunaKMonet "Flirtatious like an Aries...."

@MissezTurner “Im a Capricorn.  I came here to get managed…”


17.  Can you do the Stanky legg?

@LaunaKMonet When I'm drunk lol, @MissezTurner can kill the stanky legg though.

@MissezTurner I can do the stanky-est of legs.


18.  Do you have any tats/piercings?

@LaunaKMonet 4 tattoos, 7 piercings

@MissezTurner 1

Follow up: What are they and where?

@LaunaKMonet Chinese symbol for strength/power on my foot, stars behind my ear, my zodiac sign on my rib and a black widow with a heart abdomen on my ring finger...as far as piercings, use your imagination. :)

@MissezTurner I have flowers up  my left side with  the Chinese symbol for beauty underneath. For one, it  keeps me in check when my self esteem isn’t the highest.  Secondly,   it reminds me that I cant get fat.


19.  Android or iPhone?

@LaunaKMonet Droid Droid Droid!
@MissezTurner Droooooooooooooid

Follow up: Mac or PC?

@LaunaKMonet Mac!!

@MissezTurner PC till I die!


20.  What do you think about Beyonce's pregnancy?

@LaunaKMonet  Beyonce is PERFECT.  * In my Kanye Voice * “Matthew taught you well!!”

@MissezTurner The Illuminati is watching.  I’ll keep my mouth shut on this one.

Try these questions out on your first date with some one new or while you're playing the "21 questions" texting game!  You'll know if you really want to continue seeing them after you do!! 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pretty Girls Rock Dresses :)

I was invited to join a women entrepreneurs group on Facebook and I accepted the opportunity to network with many young women my age and see what they were doing. I came across a young woman named Dea Win and saw that she was promoting a "Pretty Girls Rock Dresses" movement. The name captivated me immediately and I had to check out the website. Dearroka L. Winfrey is the Founder/Owner of Pretty Girls Rock Dresses which is a movement that is sweeping across the nation. This movement reminds women of all ages what it is like to be a lady and helps them discover their true feminine power. It is truly amazing to see a young black woman doing something that will impact our society in such a beneficial way. I wanted to help spread word of this movement through my network so I reached out to Dea and she granted me the privilege of an interview. I hope that this movement inspires you as it has inspired me!






Launa: How did you come up with the name “Pretty Girls Rock Dresses” for your movement?

Dea: Joking with my friends Sonya Johnson and Antonette Copeland, we talked about how we would "ROCK" dresses 3 days a week. We would wear gloves, tights, and heels. I suggested that "PRETTY GIRLS ROCK DRESSES". A joke between friends went viral and struck a chord with so many people. We started the dress challenge from March 1, 2011 and it went through June 31, 2011. A pretty girl was any woman who participated in our challenge and embraced the ideas of femininity.


L: Could you tell us a little more about Pretty Girls Rock Dresses and what inspired the creation?

D: The movement was a JOKE. On Martin Luther King's birthday I was watching Malcolm X. I suggested that men should follow the dress code of the Nation of Islam. I was inspired by Denzel Washington looking good in a blue suit. One Facebook friend suggested that women should dress more like ladies then the men would follow "SUIT". A conversation ensued and PGRDresses was born.


L: Dressing like a “lady” is becoming rarity judging by the way some young ladies dress today, how do you feel this impacts the attitudes of these young women and how they are perceived by society?

D: The way we dress impacts how we feel and how people treat us. Since starting PGRDresses, many of my pretty girls have discovered their feminine power. Women and men alike treat a well dressed woman differently. You feel better about yourself when you put on a nice dress; it's empowering. On the onset of this challenge so many women were receptive; I also got a little backlash. Some women wanted to know why they should wear dresses. I suggest that the dress is merely a symbol; the rules for the challenge were loose for women who just couldn't get with the idea of "ROCKING" DRESSES.


L: Unless you are in the office environment you don’t really see a lot of women dressing like ladies in respectable dresses and feminine suits, what do you feel has contributed to this habit over time?

D: I think laziness is one reason. We live in a society where going the extra mile is not expected. How many of us have been guilty of throwing on a bummy t-shirt and those extra comfortable jeans? I mean you’re just running to the store right?. The office dress code is business casual, so why should I wear dresses or suits? I think society moved away from going the extra mile. How many times have you looked at a well dressed person and think, "Why are they so dressed up?!”



L: You have those days where it is so easy to throw on a pair of sweats and go!! I love the fact that you have created this challenge for women to put some effort into their appearances and throw on a cute dress and heels. What makes you put in the extra effort on those days that you may want to skip the dress and just throw on your sweats?

D: LOL, I feel compelled to dress the part now. Yesterday, I wore a pair of dress slacks to work and so many people had something to say. I realized that this was the first time I’ve worn slacks in months. I was that girl who just threw on jeans and tennis shoes. It's amazing that I am the head of an organization of girlie girls. I have come to the realization that I am a BRAND. We all are brands. Our image is what we show the world. I want my image to be one of classiness, refinement, and feminine empowerment. Dresses are so empowering and pretty. I have an affinity for pretty things.


L: Your blog covers a variety of topics such as fashion, healthy lifestyles and relationships, where do you get the inspiration for these topics?

D: Thank you. I work hard to cover topics that will be of interest to my followers. I am blessed to have a great group of people who submit posts to ensure all voices are heard. I try to share ideas, thoughts, and businesses. I love the opportunities that God has given me to help others. There’s nothing like reaching a stranger. So many people have reached out to me regarding my blog and the dress challenge. One woman emailed she was rocking a dress for the first time in over 30 years. That's POWERFUL. I have young girls participating in my movement. I have great-grandmothers participating in my movement. My movement is colorless, classless, and open for all women and girls. I just want to give a voice to the voiceless. It's an honor.


L: Could you tell us more about your Pretty Dapper Fella of the week and PGRDress Star of the week sections and what a person could do to be featured?

D: Pretty Dapper Fella is a way to get the fellas involved in the pretty movement. We have some brothers making moves in the community and doing good works. Pretty Dapper Fella is an opportunity to highlight these men. PGRDress Star is our star of the week; a woman who is doing good things in the community or in business. I love to celebrate good people doing good things. PGRDress Stars used to be a daily event but that was just too much work. So once a week we feature a Pretty Dapper Fella and a PGRDress Star. We accept nominations at prettygirlsrockdresses@gmail.com


L: Having a consistent following for a blog, or movement is tough, how did you stay motivated in the beginning stages of the Pretty Girls Rock Dresses movement and what types of things did you do to gain support?

D: In the beginning, there was so much excitement. We had so many topics to cover and rules of engagement so the blog was just a natural outcry. I was blessed to have support on the onset. I mentioned earlier that my movement started on Facebook and it went viral. I had a captivated audience and it was all a matter of stepping up to the plate. God threw me a great ball and I was there to catch it. It has been an amazing ride.


L: What is next for the “Pretty Girls Rock Dresses” movement? Do you want to expand the movement on a global basis, or do other challenges?


D: We have so many wonderful things in store. I am excited about my new partnership with celebrity stylist Adrene Ashford of the House of Adrene. We will be hosting pretty parties in Atlanta and we will be executing "PRETTY D.E.E.D.S." to service the community. Our new website is scheduled for October 1st, 2011 the same day of our Fall Swapnista Party in Atlanta. We are excepting vendors and pamper suite participants. You can check it out at http://www.swapnista.blogspot.com/. We also have new blog contributors coming on board. This includes: Pretty Financial Advisor, Pretty Dapper Fella Relationship Column, Pretty Advocate, and Pretty Physical/Mental Wellness Spot. I am beyond ecstatic about the direction of PGRDresses. We have PGRDress REP-STARS in several cities. We do pretty works in New York, Boston, Houston, Memphis, and we have other cities in the works. My goal is to continue the movement, reach more people, and be the change that I want to see in the world. Thank you so much for the opportunity and I invite your followers to check us out at http://www.prettygirlsrockdresses.com/.



Check out these Pretty Girls Rocking Dresses!!


You can connect with Dea on Facebook
Follow the movement on Twitter @PGRDresses



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Petite Powerhouse of Talent!

B.Monet comes from a home with a huge family!  She and her 11 siblings were raised in a musical household headed by a songstress and the owner of a successful record label.  She is a multi-talented Miami native preparing to make her mark in the music industry.  I had the opportunity to get an exclusive interview with B and find out more about how she plans to dominate the music industry and what other talents she has up her sleeve!


Launa:  How did you come up with your name?

B.Monet:  It was easy to come up with my name. My First name is Bianca-Monet. Many people call me Bee and some people call me Monet. From that alone B.Monet was born.


L:  Could you tell us about your musical background?   Have you always wanted to rap? What inspired you to begin rapping?

B:  My musical background goes to before I was born. I was raised on music. My mother was an R&B artist who used to sing at clubs, parties, and big events that took place at Bayfront Park and Bicentennial Park back in the 80s and the 90s. Her music was played on the local radio stations and her single is still being sold. Now she sings Christian music at our family church. My father was the Executive Producer and Owner of a Record Label Called Buckethead Entertainment. My dad's label was the label of the artist Bishop who dropped the hit single "U Know U Ghetto" that placed on the Billboard Charts and his album was sold Nationally. My dad also worked with people such as J. Little from the Rude Boyz (hit single "It’s Written All Over Your Face") Gerald LeVert, Uncle Luke, Uncle Al, Trick Daddy, Chaos from Grind Mode (hit single "I'm So High”), and many others. Now it’s my turn to move ahead in this rap game and it’s my time to shine! My mother was a singer and my father owned a record label. When I was a child I decided that music would also be my life. My mom put me in private violin lessons when I was 5. From there I grew as a musician. By the time I was 17 and a senior in high school, I was Drum Major/Band Captain in the Marching Band, played a variety of instruments, was president of the Modern Music Masters Honor Society (Tri-M) and I graduated with honors in Music. During this time I also wrote poetry. When I would present my poems people used to say, "Why does all of your poetry sound like rap music?  I met with a group of friends one night and I spit poems I had from my book. Needless to say, they loved it. I took off from there, writing rap music.


L:  Are you working with a label right no?  If so, whom?

B:  I am with a small upcoming independent record label right now called STR8LYKDATT Records located in Goulds.

L:  Would you sign with a major label or would you rather go independent?  Why?

B:  That’s a tough question. I like independent labels because they give the artist more room to be creative. With Major labels you might have to make certain adjustments to fit the mold that they want to create. But major labels have major cash. It’s hard. Who ever has the better overall deal and if I feel like the company is right for me I'll sign on the dotted line; major or independent.

L:  What other talents do you have?

B:  I can act very well. I can dance, I can model (that is a talent) and I play instruments!

L:  What projects are you currently working on?  What is next for you?

B:  I'm working on two mix tapes. My Debut entitled “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” which is supposed to be dropping in January 2012. The second Mix Tape which is a collaboration with myself and another artist named MadMaxx who is from Florida City called “It Is Over” dropping Mid 2012.

L:  What would be your dream collaboration (What artist are you dying to work with)?

B:  My dream collaboration would definitely have to be The Boss Rick Ross!!! He's the King of Miami I'd love to work with him!

L:  Tell us something interesting about you that your fans may not know:

B:  I dream of owning a chain of music stores that sells instruments and private lessons (like the store I had my very first private lesson in) to keep providing children with a musical outlet since they are taking music programs out of schools.

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