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Seriously McMillan

Author, Blogger, Humorist

Modern Maven of Manners & Etiquette

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smfotoShe’s so sassy.

She’s so spunky.
She’s so Seriously!

The Modern Maven of Manners and Etiquette.

So, who is Seriously…seriously?

Seriously McMillan is a published freelance writer, an Award Winning blogger of the blog “She So Ghetto” and the author of two books. She began writing at the age of 10, and at the age of 14 began writing teleplays and wrote  a teleplay for the 80′s show, Growing Pains (uncredited).  Seriously has written articles for local magazines, teleplays and screenplays and is now penning more books.

She attended the celebrated School For Creative & Performing Arts in OH., as a creative writing major, where stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Nick Lachey and Carmen Electra attended.

Seriously McMillan’s “She So Ghetto” book made it’s debut at the BUZZ book fair in FEB 2008 where it sold out.

Now, Seriously is using her talents and skill to create a line of simple cosmetics called Prettie, for the modern girl with old-fashion standards.

Yeah, yeah, yeah…but what is this blog going to talk about?

I have chosen a few ways to talk about subjects that are important to me on this blog:

  1. I will surely talk about “What not to do” when it comes to your public appearance, image and behavior.
  2. I give tips on what you could do to improve your appearance, image and behavior and mindset.
  3. I will use headline stories as well as odd stories as examples of people who just don’t have a clue about culture, their image or their gawdy behavior.
  4. Plus, I talk about things that I personally find interesting or  part of pop culture.

Her “Real” Approach:

You don’t have to be dressed in white and speak in a mousy voice to teach good manners.  Seriously has a no-nonsense approach.  Her raw, sometimes gritty approach is blended with humor.

My name is not Martha Stewart or Emily Post.  They have their way and I have mine.  When I teach or write on this blog,  you may wonder why I do this they way I do it.  It’s because I care.  I care enough not to skirt the issues.  That’s what a real friend does, with good manners of course.- Seriously

What the heck does Seriously know about “manners”?

Seriously McMillan is the “Modern Maven of Manners & Etiquette”.

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Seriously is appalled at the deplorable manners , etiquette and self-respect among young people…Heck, old people, too.

Seriously has made a career of working with people from a pre-school assistant  to medical work with terminally ill patients in Hospice care.  She has started many companies, including her own gourmet popcorn business.

She is now using her more than 20 years experience with customer service, patient care, interpersonal communications skills, business management, TV and commercial training, modeling school, manners & etiquette training skills to reboot the age old topics of manners and etiquette and how to use them in the modern world…but she is doing it her way, of course.

And, that means you’re gonna get some in-your-face sass.

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Seriously, on the topic of manners, etiquette and courtesy:

You cannot work with anyone from tiny babies to the elderly without having respect for them as individuals. Even babies are individuals with their own set of experiences.  We should show respect for everyone, even if they don’t know how to respect themselves.  With that, we must have respect for ourselves,  especially ourselves.  With respect comes the practice of manners and etiquette.   When you  simply have the desire to honestly respect yourself, manners and etiquette soon follow up and you won’t feel the need to use these social tools begrudgingly.

Why name this blog “SHE SO GHETTO”?

It’s an inside joke on the words.  A headline, an attention grabber!  “Eww, she so ghetto”, is commonly said about young women behave, dress or speak in a low-class manner that is embarassing to other women, in general.

This blog is here to show the ones that are going down that road ways to make a u-turn from ghetto to grace.

What does “SHE SO GHETTO” mean ?

The term “ghetto” is an adjective used to describe styles of dressing and behavior that rival styles of dressing and behavior of those who have self respect and good judgment.

To me, “SHE SO GHETTO” is a humorous phrase on what people say when they see someone behaving or know some one that behaves just awful.  It’s and urban slang.

  • Being poorly dressed or over dressed for an occasion is “ghetto” or having no class.
  • Tacky behavior is ghetto.
  • Being “loud” in public is ghetto.
  • Rude behavior, under ANY circumstances is ghetto!
  • Not using good manners is ghetto.
  • Not practicing good etiquette is ghetto.
  • Not being courteous to other is ghetto.

See What are “manners” and “etiquette”?

…Examples etc…

1) Yelling at your boo in the middle of the street
2) Using the walkie-talkie feature on your cell to discuss personal drama in order to save minutes
3) Dressing for work like you are going to the club
4) Wearing house slippers outside the house
5) Taking pride in being broke
6) Flashing money you don’t have instead of making your money last.
7) Having a new ride with large chrome rims but don’t have a job.
8) Wearing your same clothes 5 days in a row but keeping them clean and pressed.
9) Running from the cops for no reason just to see if they can catch you……
This list could be pages long… Via

25. Ghetto [Pretty accurate description of the use of the word in this blog]
When someone is to be described as “ghetto” – it is used to describe that persons STATE OF MIND. “Ghetto” can be both a noun and an adjective. So, in this case, it is used as an adjective where white and Asian people can be just as “ghetto” as black people. Normally, this results from the poor living and upbringing conditions. “Ghetto” is a derogatory term used towards individuals who lack the standards of manners and ethics.

For some reason, “ghetto” is normally directed towards black individuals. However, it is believed and has been proven that other individuals of a different color can and have acted just as poorly.

“Ghetto” is NOT black or being black. “Ghetto” is how an individual looks at the world and acts accordingly to the “ghetto” belief. “Ghetto” is how one presents themselves in how they dress, act, and speak that acquires itself from the poor conditioning of a “ghetto” (ref. ghetto-.noun) up-bringing.

Why choose a title like “She So Ghetto” for for your debut book and blog:

“I didn’t see anyone addressing the problem of young urban women of all colors (who are my main focus) being “ghetto” or “trashy”.  So, I thought I should open my big mouth and say it loud!”

After living in the suburbs and the inner city,  Seriously knows that what she discusses on her blog  is a problem that surpasses class, gender or race:

“It’s not about how much money you have. I have met some rude rich people and I have met some respectable poor people. It’s about how much reverence you have for yourself and the lives around you.   It’s about following the “Golden Rule”.

Having true manners and etiquette is displayed from head to toe, my friends. It’s in the way you dress, speak, and act.

You can’t fake it.  You have to know what you are doing. You have to renew your mind to make manners and etiquette a firm part of your life.

I may get in your face about manners. I may be over the top in talking about “ghetto” or “trashy” people. But, I am making a point.


Author Seriously McMillan

Author Seriously McMillan

Seriously McMillan’s

Manners Were Not Meant For Everyone To Use:

My Trading Places Theory

Manners are rarely taught to the “working class”, thereby separating “upper/high class” from the “low class”.

Behavior in the following is frowned upon:

  • Public nudity and etc
  • Public drunkeness
  • Unclean appearance
  • Dressing in an in appropriate manner (Wearing clothes too revealing, ill-fitting, etc)
  • People of low class are looked upon as the “trash” of society.

    People of “high class” are respected and seemingly important.

    But we instinctually know this and we act upon this daily.  This is what I playfully call the “The Theory of Trading Places “.

    We show respect for the well-dressed, well-behaved person and breed contempt for the unkept, homeless person.  Just watch one of my favorite movies, Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd and see my theory in action!


    You must ask yourself where you fit in all of this?

    The high class despises the low class, but I hope to even the playing field in two ways:

    1. Eliminate the “low class” behavior, specifically in women: You can feel beautiful, look beautiful and behave in a beautiful manner.  The hoochie mama road is a long, lonely and sad one.

    2. Be the change you want to see:  Change your attitude for the better.  Be courteous, show respect for yourself and others.  When people see you carry yourself with class, they’d get the real idea, and that is you take yourself and your life seriously and they should, too.

    Check out Seriously McMillan & her books

    A Message to the ladies:

    Psst! I’ve got a secret. Come closer…

    I don’t want anybody to here! Ok…

    So you wanna become a lady? You feel yourself being pulled down that hoochie mama road and you just don’t wanna go there…

    Or Better Yet….

    Your BFF is going there. She’s starting to become a total sleeze and you want to “gently” tell her to put on the breaks.

    If this is the case…CLICK HERE NOW!


    Disclaimer

    This blog may have posts with rumors, innuendos, opinions, thoughts, rants and gossip in jest about celebrities and the like. All celebrity photos are found on the internet and are credited when credits are found. Source material is credited as well, when credits are found. If you own rights to any of the photos, and do not wish them to appear on this site, please contact me so I can remove them.

    Thanks,

    Seriously

    21 Comments leave one →
    1. sweetiegirlz permalink
      February 15, 2008 8:19 am

      OMG. Geez girl! Give a girl a hernia laughing at your site why don’t you? still laughing …..yeeeeep still laughing! Seriously, I love it.
      :-)

    2. peak9 permalink
      February 28, 2008 4:39 pm

      Funny blog. I didn’t know being ghetto was in style. I do see a bunch of white women in the gym pumping out hundreds of squats and lunges trying to get the massive bootay. Would this be considered ghetto? Good stuff.

    3. tcrazzi01 permalink
      March 18, 2008 9:40 pm

      Hey, funny blog! I really enjoyed reading it.
      I found you randomly while searching humor. We have a humor site too! TCRAZZI.COM. Not sure if you’d be interested, but we would like to do a blogroll exchange with you. We have a few on our site now and they get quite a few hits from us! If you are interested just let us know :) INFO@TCRAZZI.COM

      Check out the site and maybe we can do this.

      Keep up the good work!

    4. travis permalink
      March 20, 2008 6:52 pm

      I am interested in traditional link advertising as well as using link “blurbs” on certain pages of your site, or on certain articles. Perhaps even submitting articles. This includes but is not limited to purchasing a post also. We are open to any idea that would allow us to capture interested readers, but would prefer to avoid the traditional “Ads by Google” and “Sponsored Links” sections.

      Please let me know if you’d be open to discussing advertising possibilities further.

      Thanks in advance,
      Travis
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      Stock Symbol: ABZA

    5. The Storage bouncer permalink
      April 29, 2008 1:55 am

      Hey girl, I’m diggin the Blog. I’ll stay tuned so I can give you some of my infamous responses. Love what you do. We will talk later…heeeeeeey

    6. May 1, 2008 3:24 am

      Thank for the add to your blogroll, I’ve added you to mine as well! Great Blog!

    7. May 6, 2008 12:46 pm

      Hey Serious – a humble thanks for adding my little blog – Vintage Verity! You’ve got excellent taste! Loving the blog x

    8. May 9, 2008 12:38 am

      Hey Girl-
      Seriously Awesome Blog. I am so adding you to my blogroll. Thanks for being so real.

    9. May 17, 2008 3:49 am

      We share a last name…and a hometown region (Miswest) SOOOoo…big ups Seriously. Seriously though.

    10. June 4, 2008 6:45 am

      Enjoyed reading you!

    11. lapunta permalink
      June 5, 2008 4:46 am

      Hey there Seriously,
      Thank you for adding us in your blogroll and for reading. We love your blog! We will be buying the book very soon!! Thanks for keeping it real!!

      Much love,
      Cassie w/ La Punta

    12. June 5, 2008 10:56 pm

      Hi . I’m just going down my blogroll today and encouraging everyone who I read on a daily basis, to thank them for making me laugh and smile and at times even say….”Oh no they didn’t….” I don’t know where you find all your stuff, but keep finding it, it’s funny! Anyone who can make me laugh is cool in my book….((((hugs))))

    13. June 10, 2008 12:43 pm

      Hey Girl,

      What’s going on I just checked out this site and let me say one thing I love it…..I own http://www.48signs.com we wrap all types of vehicles. If you need wraps signs or advertising for cars trucks buses or whatever it may be check us out.

    14. davie mcmillan permalink
      June 14, 2008 7:53 pm

      awrite its davie mc here aw the way from glasgow bonnie scotchland we r so the coolest mcmillans out (seriously )love ur blog aw the best we r the people!!xx

    15. mvixen1 permalink
      June 18, 2008 2:12 am

      Great site. Please exchange blogrolls with us celebritystain.wordpress.com

    16. shazz13what permalink
      April 15, 2009 11:36 pm

      ha blogrole moor like bogrole this is totahly rong do u no what chavs r gonnah do if thy reed this make a stand like u r doin but there wont b pritty

    17. thebiznizz permalink
      July 11, 2009 12:30 am

      Hi i’m esco from The Biznizz , online urban magazine, and I found out about your blog doing a picture search on google and I was amazed by the hits you been receiving. We are about to eclipse our 20,000th hit soon and would like you to include us on your blogroll thanks The Biznizz http://thebiznizz.wordpress.com

    18. October 15, 2010 1:00 pm

      u is blog good, i wait for your visit to my blog ^ ^

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