Monday, February 5, 2007

"Oh honey, you've got a long way to look up to"

...The aforestated {title}, which actually ended with "I'm a good 6FT+" is a favorite quote of mine by Unique - the lady that called me that precious night, you know the night Osione dumped me?

Now, freshly dumped. I begin to take solace in my honey chicken wings with fried rice while watching America's Next Top Model {ANTM}, my phone rings, on the other end is this lovely bubbly voice calling me about HauTe Magazine. I am stunned, the magazine wasn't even "published", yet there was a buzz enough for this lady to holla @ me. Oh she knew her shit and knew where on the website you'd be able to get me directly, and OH did she know people!! any name you can mention in the "nigerian fashion scene", there and abroad...she was somewhat acquainted or friends with them, THAT got me really excited.She got into telling me what she's about and asking me all these technical questions about distributions and where we plan on going in the future *sigh*, blown by her level of experience, and, or activities, I had an epiphany ☃ {Light bulb moment} the words 'Editor - at - large creeped up my mind, and I did offer!, LoL...she nicely declined the offer for that moment {it was a bit too forward of me, and early - THIS I HAVE LEARNED!!!} with that title to offer in my mind, I answered things I could have simply replied "I can't disclose right now" {Yeah, in this business you kinda learn how to be diplomatic...in any business I think, don't just go B-L-A-B-B-I-N-G, as I later learned and THE GREAT Robert Green pointed in Law 4 of what is today the bitchy - ness of all books, DAMN, that's a shady book, I love it!} - "Always Say Less than Necessary - When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish" INDEED. Unfortunately, I had not read this book before I told Ms Unique about HauTe's plan with Barnes and Noble, that she used to fire my ass when things just didn't go so....err her way!

Haaaaaa, what a beautiful morning the next day turned out to be, after waking up from so much praises the night before, I called Osione to ask who his dealer was and what cheap shit they must have put him on, THAT didn't work...I resulted to begging, and communicating and apologising for being such a B and disregarding his feelings in anyway I must have, but he had to realise I had too much pressure, and every little thing just ticked me off!!, with my charming charisma we were able to solve the issue and we've lived happily ever after!!...Although he keeps having visions about me screwing him over as Miranda did Nigel in the Devil wears prada. {Only time will tell, Only time...Besides I don't even think she screwed him over, was he not happy with the position he was at already?...Y r ppl so greedy, EH?...LoL, what did you expect her to do? Let him go? they are a good team!!, just like me and Osi}. Anyhoo, the day went, caught up on all what we had missed, and later that evening I received a phone call, from my dearest Unique { I really do love this woman - she's very funny, and smart, but damn she freaked me out at the end, you will see} ... This time she was willing to be a part of the mag, not as a team member, but have her article published for TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS! {$2000.00}...LoL, If you have read my previous posts, you will see that I believe money is not the solution to everything, and where money is the 1st issue....there will always be a problem!!!. I nipped that straight in the bud and we came to a better conclusion or...WAS IT?

14 comments:

Doreen said...

Very interesting read...dammie or should i call you rambo LOL.

Dammie said...

LoL, *hiss*.....Thanks!!

GRegwar's Revenge said...

Dammie,

Well done! I find myself strangely subdued by your charisma. Suddenly I understand why you don't say anything when we talk on the phone. It's cos u've bought into some hype about power play--it's overrated... I totally dig it.

Love the blog! The plot thickens, and the thing about Nigel--classic! Thinking about it, homeboy was damn greedy. He abandoned ship. And if you think about it, what Miranda did was taking one for the team. She chose the team above Nigel's selfish ambition.

Anyhow, I love the suspense. It keeps me wanting more. Kind of like a romance/mystery serial in some underground half-porno publication I used to read in Nigeria. Very edgy, unrestrained, and... and I don't know... just plain refreshing. I would say more, but I think THE GREAT Robert Green put it aptly when he said, "if it ain’t vague, it ain’t worth shit."

Osione

PS: Diplomacy is for sissies. I mean, we could easily get daddy to buy Mexico.

Dammie said...

LoL, oooooooookay Greg. Thanks honey.

Bolaji said...

yeah. i don't do blogs much, but i keep on checking to see if this one has been updated cuz it's tres hiiinteresting. I'm still afraid that you're gonna yab me soon tho hehe. Keep up the good-ness

Bella Naija said...

wow..osione really saved u!
he totally deserves a raise..

Dammie said...

LoL, Thanks Bolaji

Hahaha @ Bella. I'm sure he'll love that.

dezhazhazha said...

dammie, did u ever complain that my blog entries were too long???

I cant even read this hot mess you've written up....but here is a comment nonetheless...loll..

p.s
we miss you at fashionspot..MU HA HA

dezhaaaaaaaaa said...

p.s

son, u already have amnesia; partial!

Dammie said...

LoL, U know eh Ebun....I was just saying to myself.....I can't read, yet I can write....I don't know Y ppl made it seem like they go hand -in- hand *hiss*

P.s; U r nuts.

P.p.s; U r still sick.

Anonymous said...

ahem....i read every single blog entry this morning, hope u happy now! and i like it, u seem mad funny...
tis i...NA

Dammie said...

Schew.

Nkem said...

Tune in next week for another episode of...

Dammie said...

*tapping foot*