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Bad Ideas I Had in 2013 and Other Things That Haven’t Panned Out…Yet!

I wrote an optimistic blog on December 31, 2012 titled, Dangerous Lee’s Top Life Events of 2012 & Resolutions for 2013, in an attempt to write great things into existence and in the blog I go on and on about some of the good and bad experiences I had in 2012 and I proceed to talk about all the cool things I had planned for 2013.  Well, let’s just say that I have not gotten in better shape and I’m not worried about it, I also shot a pilot for a TV show in 2013 and I have absolutely no idea where that stands and I’m also not going to worry about that,”Dangermas” sucked and no one, including me, gave a damn about it other than Senia and I got rid of my P.O. Box because most of the mail I received went straight to recycling. However, I did start recycling all paper products in 2013 as I said I would, so I am proud of that achievement. We gotta help the planet.

I am also proud and quite frankly shocked that I have been able to survive on less than $10,000 a year. There’s gotta be some type of recognition given to me and others like me. Getting by on less than $10,000 a year is a feat. Currently, I am driving a car that’s about to blow a gasket without tags or insurance, I’m hoping to get my student loans in deferment or forbearance for the hundredth time, I haven’t payed Consumers Energy in a few months, I owe Comcast more than I typically make in a month, I can’t always pay Senia’s monthly $17 violin rental on time and I sell what decent things I do own to consignment stores for extra money. I’m making it work. I really will survive.

Senia makes all A’s, we currently have a roof over our heads, food, our health (mine is questionable), electricity (we didn’t even lose power during a recent widespread power outage), we also currently have cable, phone and internet service, but most importantly we have supporters – my mother and people like you. Yes, you reading this helps!

DANGERMASLOGO

I had high hopes. I guess that’s why this is so big. SMH *laughing at myself

In 2013, I also tried to give the ladies some weekly eye candy by featuring Hotties and while it seemed to work when I directly posted sexy images of men on Facebook, no one was checking for them once I placed them here at the network first. I thought: Zuckerberg is already a millionaire! Facebook does not need your extra hits, I do! Then I felt bad because that’s a selfish thought, but then I was OK with it because I’m broke as hell.

I also had many open calls to feature people or their business including an opportunity for music artists called, The D List, but it didn’t get many bites. Most of the people that ended up on The D List got there because I found them, not because they contacted me. Then again, being on The D List is often considered a bad thing. Maybe people didn’t get that the “D” stood for Dangerous and who am I to change the meaning that most are familiar with?!

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T-shirt I designed and wore – Will Write 4 Money.

I had a vision for this network and it was obviously a bad one or one that is ahead of its time. Can you believe that the three most popular articles featured this year are about nail polish, nurses and engineers? I can’t. And, no matter how hard I’ve tried I can’t get an intern to save my life. So, 2014 will be the year I stop trying so hard. 2013 was the year I was doing the most. In 2014, I will not be featuring tons of guest content by other writers as I have been for the last two years. It’s been said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I haven’t gone completely insane…yet, so it’s time to change the plan.

Most of the content featured at DangerousLee.Biz  in 2014 will be written or created by me. It’s time to be selfish. It’s time to focus on myself, my writing and my art; not other people’s art. I want to be more open and honest about my life and how I feel so that’s exactly what I am going to do. My main role was that of Publisher and Editor in Chief, now it’s time for me to get back to being an artist full time. My head is too small for all these hats.

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Click image to support our fundraiser and get an official Dangerous Lee t-shirt!

2013 wasn’t all bad. Every website in the network was nominated for a Black Weblog Award and DangerousLee.Biz was selected as a Top Fashion Blog to Follow in 2013. I also created BlackGirlsAllowed.com because I am more than disgusted by the negative reputation, ugly image and lies being told as truths about Black women, so I am focusing on changing it to be more of what it really is from my POV and the POV of other Black women all over the world. SimplySenia.com has, to my delight and surprise, recently become monetized. With 5,327 ad impressions in November, Senia’s website made a whopping $12.43. Compare that to DangerousLee.Biz’s 316,919 ad impressions in November that equaled $642.93. Needless to say we’ve got to increase our viewer/readership greatly in 2014 if we want to increase our monthly and yearly income.

I’m not making any resolutions or huge plans for 2014, but I’m definitely hitting the reset button. I’m going deeper into bohemian/hippie mode. I’m gonna go with the flow to see what comes my way and deal with it all accordingly. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

And yes, I’m still single. Interested men please inquire. Tips: Men I find physically and sexually attractive are Michael Ely, Blair Underwood and Wentworth Miller. To find out what else I like in my men you should read Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down, chapter – Dating Dangerous Lee ;)

365 Days of Dangermas: Sex, Love & Laughter – I Shot The Pilot!

DANGERMASLOGOJune 1, 2013:

I filmed the pilot episode of Sex, Love & Laughter today and I am very glad it’s over! I am very critical of myself, so being on camera is a challenge. I also hate learning dialogue and the fact that I’ve been running sentences in my mind over and over and over all week in an attempt to memorize them and deliver them with my own spin took its toll on me. However, I rarely had to do more than three takes during filming and the entire crew, including those who I interviewed, were very sweet and accommodating.

I’ve faced another fear/challenge and I came out on the winning end. If the series gets picked up I will be hosting very often, so I guess I better keep on Keeping it Dangerous ;) Wish us luck!

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The Sex, Love & Laughter stage!

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 128 – Pumping The Brakes

DANGERMASLOGODay 128 – May 8, 2013:

I didn’t post anything for Dangermas yesterday because who am I kidding, I have nothing to talk about worthwhile on a daily basis! So, I have decided that I will only post Dangermas updates if something significant happens or I find something cool to place in the Dangermas tree. Besides, you aren’t really paying attention to these updates anyway…

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 126 – No Head Wraps For Me

DANGERMASLOGODay 126: May 6, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • I went to three stores to find stretched cotton or jersey material for head wraps but had no such luck :( I guess I’ll just have to buy more t shirts.
  • I cut all my hair off again. I’ve decided that I like it cut very close and that’s how I plan to rock it from now on!
  • Being a parent can be emotionally draining. I’m drained today.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 123 – Iron Man & Me

DANGERMASLOGODay 123: May 3, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • I painted a black t-shirt to wear as a head wrap to give it some flair! Looks good on me :)
  • Had a light dinner at Red Robin. I’m hungry again!
  • Went to the mall to window shop and waste time.
  • Saw Iron Man 3. It was pretty good! The nemesis was kinda janky, tho.
  • Rented several movies, so I am all set for the night. Have a Dangerous weekend!

Movie ticket stubs are in the tree!

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 122 – I Scream For Ice Cream!

DANGERMASLOGODay 122 – May 2, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • It’s official, I hate my new hair color. However, I’ll get over it! I’m not changing it. Fuck it!
  • I made a sale at my Half.com store. Horray!
  • It’s another beautiful day, so I decided to treat Senia and I to two scoops of Baskin Robbins ice cream. I actually managed to save some for later.
  • I had a long and great conversation with my good friend, Vas Littlecrow. Check her out! She’s very cool :)

Nothing for the Dangermas tree. I gotta change this!

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 121 – Alcohol By Fed Ex

DANGERMASLOGODay 121 – May 1, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • I’ve been asked to participate on the SmarteRita “Get Waisted” Challenge. I’ve been drinking and I currently have a buzz. Results coming soon!
  • I dyed my hair a shade of dark drown (to get rid of the grey) that is giving me a red tint. Not sure I like it yet. We’ll see how it looks when I get dolled up.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 120 – I Baked a Casserole

DANGERMASLOGODay 120 – April 30, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • I baked a tasty Mexican Casserole today. Something different to eat was badly needed and it hit the spot. I’m currently eating Senia’s leftovers and thinking about warming up another piece.
  • I’m going back n forth on the Ask Dangerous Lee book idea. I’m not so sure anymore about what my second book will be about. I don’t want to publish a book just to publish it, I want it to sell!
  • It’s the last day of April and that means it’s the last day of National Poetry Month. Check out all the cool poetry featured this month and last year here.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 119 – Slow & Easy

DANGERMASLOGODay 119 – April 29, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • Today was the first day I went outside without a coat. I got a lil’ chilly in the freezer and refrigerator section of the grocery store.
  • TMI: My period started today!

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 116 – 3 Men & Me

DANGERMASLOGOLATE EDITION

Day 116 – April 26, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • I actually made contact with people other than my daughter and my mother today. Among others, I spent some quality time with my father. We talked a lot about religion. He  understands where I am coming from. That was refreshing. I really wish I had grown up with a father. Finding out who your father is late in life sucks, but it’s also a blessing.
  • I just got in, it’s 3:34am. I’ll be up at least another three hours. Maybe I’ll take a sleeping pill. I’ll decide soon.
  • Have a good weekend and be Dangerous ;)

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 115 – Pizza, Scandal & Shampoo!

DANGERMASLOGODay 115 – April 25, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • Not much to report today. I worked at Wellness. I ordered pizza for dinner with banana peppers, peperoni, ground beef, mushrooms, green olives, and onions. Yummy! I had a nap and now I am watching Scandal. What a life!
  • My arms are sore from lifting two pound weights and so is my ass from riding an exercise bike with a horrible seat. Yea, I am trying to get in shape…again.
  • Product Review – For the past month or so I have been testing out the System 1 Nioxin shampoo and conditioner products for fine/thinning hair. My front edges going over to the right side of my head have always given me growth issues, which is why I love to wear my hair short or shaved, but since using these products I have noticed a slight increase in growth and thickness. I believe it is suggested that the products are used daily, but Black people cannot and should not wash their hair daily because it strips the hair of natural oils. Also, I do not have fine hair; it’s thick and coarse. Nioxin smells minty fresh and tingles your scalp so you know it’s working. If you’re a man or woman with thinning hair issues give it a try! I do wish they had a product line for people of color. Hopefully when they see this review they will take it into consideration.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 114 – Thank You Discount Mufflers & Brakes!

DANGERMASLOGODay 114 – April 24, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • My car repair cost me less than $80! Thank GAWD! I had a broken sensor that was preventing gas from reaching its destination. The poor car is still riding with issues, but as long as it doesn’t stop I’m happy.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 113 – Headaches & Car Breaks

DANGERMASLOGODay 113 – April 23, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • Nothing much to report. My car is in the shop and I am praying that the repairs do not cost me more than $200. I’m still sick and Senia is suffering from a major headache. It’s been a helluva week already.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

365 Days of Dangermas: Day 112 – I Got Pulled Over!

DANGERMASLOGODay 112 – April 22, 2013:

Highlights of The Day

  • Wouldn’t you know it, the day I publish an article about what to do when you’re pulled over…I get pulled over by state police! How ironic! Why did I get pulled over? I drove through a yellow light! Apparently, unless I am in the intersection I should always stop at a yellow light. OooooK, I had no idea. I always go through yellow lights! Aren’t yellow lights a warning? Anyway, if the car in front of me had not stopped abruptly to avoid being pulled over by the police (another ironic thing) I would not have pulled over quickly into the right lane and proceeded to go through the yellow light to avoid slamming them in the ass. The officer was aware of this situation, but in regular cop fashion I had to pay the price. Well, actually I only got a warning, thank the lawd, and the fact that I was also driving without insurance; I consider myself VERY lucky that the officer had bigger fish to fry.
  • My car stopped on me twice today :(
  • Happy Earth Day!
  • Lesson of The Day: ALWAYS stop at yellow lights.

Nothing for the Dangermas tree.

If you’d like to donate items to the Dangermas tree, please view our wishlist for ideas, or you can send ornaments or other light weight items to:

Dangerous Lee

PO Box 7317

Flint, MI 48507

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