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In this episode of The Turn On, Erica and Kenrya talk to The Boonie Breakdown host Adriene Boone about how where you come from impacts where you're going, striking a balance between being ratchet and responsible, and what it takes to earn a spot on the Mount Rushmore of Dicks.
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Kenrya: Hey, y'all. Welcome to this week's episode of The Turn On. Today we are talking to Adriene B., pronouns she and her. Adriene is a 30-something Baltimore native who cultivated her audience with a unique and highly engaging Twitter chat and her daily [inaudible 00:00:36] Facebook post. Her audience looks to her for her unfiltered honesty and refreshing authenticity. Now, with her podcast The Boonie Breakdown, Boonie is your source for all things responsible and ratchet. Thank you so much for coming on the show.
Adriene: Thank you for having me.
Erica: Aye, aye, aye! This has been a long time in the making.
Erica: So, I'm very excited.
Adriene: Let's go!
Erica: Okay, so Kenrya already read your intro. You are a podcast host among other things, but podcasts didn't exist when we were growing up, so when you were little, what did little Boonie want to be when she grew up?
Adriene: What I wanted to be... I'm a true Sagittarius, it changed quite a lot. I wanted to be a hair stylist, I wanted to be a teacher, I wanted to be a lawyer. But then when we got high school age, I wanted to be a car designer for BMW.
Kenrya: That's hella specific.
Erica: That is mad specific. How did you get there?
Adriene: So, I got there because, believe it or not, I am a math and science geek. I love math and science.
Kenrya: Me too.
Adriene: So, I was just like, "Oh, I'm going to be an engineer. There aren't a lot of women car designers and there weren't Black women car designers." I think right now it's three actually, I still follow that industry. In true Sagittarius fashion, I got to college and I was like, "Engineering is boring."
Erica: “Where the political science at? Econ?”
Adriene: I literally switched to the business school, like, "Okay, we can do business. That sounds fun," and then became a marketing major.
Erica: Damn. I mean, shit.
Adriene: A true Sagittarius.
Erica: I say this all the time, I think it is so fucked up that we are forced to ask 18-19 year olds to commit to some shit that supposedly sets their path for the rest of their life.
Kenrya: For the rest of their lives.
Adriene: "What do you want to do with your life?"
Erica: Fuck that.
Kenrya: Well, and they make people feel bad when that's not what they want to do, right? Or make it difficult for them to switch up and make pivots because of some shit that you decided when you were 18 and dumb.
Adriene: But then I think when my grandmother was like, "Look, okay. You did this one switch, this is it. You're not changing. You're not going to be in college six, seven years. We are going to finish this in four, so if it's business then that's what it's going to be."
Erica: It was nice and general.
Adriene: She knew me because I would've kept changing. I would've been Lynn from “Girlfriends.” I would've been in college for... Just kept changing.
Kenrya: With all the PhDs.
Erica: Like, "I need my third PhD." Okay.
Adriene: That totally would've been me.
Kenrya: So, how did you get from, "I'm in business now. I'm in marketing," to doing your show and everything else that you do? And tell us what all you do.
Adriene: So, in real life I do do marketing and communications, the nine to five. And so, I had a deviation from that career. I think I got laid off. To be 20 again, just be like, "Fuck these jobs," right? I had no real responsibilities. And I remember I got offered severance or take some bullshit career path. It's okay to cuss right?
Adriene: And I was like, "I'm going to take this severance," and I had the best six months of unemployment ever, but the same time my grandmother's health took a downturn, so it was the perfect time to be unemployed. And then, good Black folk in Baltimore... I got a job at social security and I fucking hated it. Oh my God, I hated that job, but it was just because it was so boring and regimented, and it was after I had this skillset. It was like, "This is it? This is all? This is what y'all be doing for 30 years? Nah, I'm out of here." But while I was there, I would get so bored that every day at 2:00 I started this Twitter chat called Boonie's Ratchet Hour and people would literally-
Erica: Wait, I'm sorry. So, it was so slow at your job that you were able to have a standing appointment.
Kenrya: Every day?
Adriene: Yes. Every day at 2:00. I would tweet out, "Queue up Oprah's original theme music." The original one, not that cute shit she was doing at the end.
Erica: “Wake Up Chicago.”
Adriene: If I was 10 minutes late because something was actually happening at work, people would be like, "Where's Boonie?" So, it became a standing thing. I would be like, "Oh my God, people are telling me this." And if they were too shy, they would DM me because I would be like, "DM tale!" and it would be some ratchet, raunchy shit. Shit, that was 10 years ago. I didn't even know what a podcast was then. And a guy that I met through Ratchet Hour on Twitter was like, "You should do a podcast." He said this then. And I was like, "What? No."
Kenrya: "The fuck is a podcast?"
Adriene: Didn't do it. He built out a website, he does all of this stuff for me for free.
Erica: Oh, that's...
Kenrya: Were you giving him pussy?
Adriene: I was just like, "What? I'm not doing that."
Erica: And did you give him some pussy? Kenrya asked.
Adriene: He's on my Mount Rushmore of dicks. The best sex I was having at the time.
Kenrya: Of course. I'm like, "Nigga's not working that hard for nothing."
Erica: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Adriene: So, he slid up. It goes down the DMs 10 years ago. And so that's how it started. Then, three of us got together like, "Okay. We're going to do this podcast," and we didn't do it. I'm still fucking him. And then I started a blog in the meantime like, "I'll be a blogger." Hated that shit. And then the podcast finally. Finally, I was like, "All right. Let me try this podcast thing that someone told me to do 10 years ago."
Adriene: Or at the time, six years ago.
Erica: Before I ask my next question, you talked about your Mount Rushmore of Dicks.
Erica: And I remember I caught and episode... Have you seen that meme where there's the two people in an advertisement and the guy is sitting next to it talking to the advertisement? That's how I feel when I listen to your episodes. I'm like, "Yeah, girl. Uh-huh (affirmative), uh-huh (affirmative)." I'm adding my two cents in. So, all that to say-
Kenrya: I do not know what meme you're talking about
Erica: There's a meme-
Adriene: I've seen it. He's laying on the floor, yeah.
Erica: Yeah. It's an ice cream ad, and these two girls in the ad smiling and talking, and he's laying next to them like, "Yeah, girl. Mm-hmm (affirmative)." Anyway...
Adriene: I've seen that one.
Erica: The episode that I caught, I think it was you and Shika, y'all were talking about your Mount Rushmore of Dicks?
Erica: Explain that and then give me your Mount Rushmore of Dicks. Kenrya, you will have time to think and I will provide mine.
Kenrya: Oh, let me do some thinking. Oh, shit. Okay.
Adriene: So, Mount Rushmore because I was having trouble... I always had my top three and for me those were the men, if they knocked on my door right now while we're recording this, I would be like, "Bye, bitches. I got to go." So, that was always my criteria. That at any moment in my life I ran into these men again, they don't have to work for it, we're doing it. But then someone else came into the picture recently and I was like, "Well those three still deserve, but..." and then I was like, "Rushmore! I could do a Mount Rushmore." So, we pinpointed it as my Mount Rushmore. And so in the episode we were like, "It was Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt," and we really assigned these qualities to our corresponding meats, or penises for this instance. And so, my Washington is the guy that I was just talking about.
Erica: The Founding Father! Okay. All right. Uh-huh (affirmative), uh-huh (affirmative).
Adriene: Yeah. I think that was my first time... Because when we met I was maybe 26 or 27, so I thought I was having good sex until I met that nigga and I was like, "Oh, this is what it's supposed to be? Okay." He set the bar.
Erica: Transformational sex.
Adriene: Yeah. And he had a gorgeous penis. Everything about it was just... Yes.
Kenrya: Top notch.
Adriene: Ever since then it was like, "That set the bar. We can smash, that's just trash, I don't even count it."
Erica: Like our good sis Megan said.
Adriene: So, then I would say my Lincoln... I have a guy who's 10 years older than me, so at the time I was 32, he was 42-43. So, I feel like he was my Lincoln. He was distinguished, he was older, he earned the spot.
Kenrya: I was about to say, "Did he free the enslaved niggas? Okay."
Erica: He freed that pussy.
Kenrya: He freed that pussy, right.
Adriene: My pussy was enslaved because my dumb ass after Mr. Washington my heart was broken. "Oh, Lord. Was I in love?" I did a year of no sex, and he was the first one. He freed the pussy. He was the first one back on.
Erica: Oh. Yeah, he did free the pussy. Okay.
Adriene: So, he literally did. Then, my Roosevelt, he's just classic. He's just classic. I recently saw him. I had not had sex with this man... To prove my point, I had not seen him in five years. I ran into him last year right before COVID happened. It was like, "The chemistry is still there." It was not safe to do so in a pandemic, but he pulled up and I was like, "Pack a bag and stay a few days because it's rough right now." And that shit was still fucking good, so I was like, "That solidified his spot." And then the new person, he's definitely a Jefferson. He deserves to be a Founding Father because he's taught me a few new things. Old hoes can learn new things still. And I felt like he deserved Jefferson.
Erica: Okay. I love it. I love it, I love it. Okay, so for me, I guess my Founding Father would probably be this guy that I dated right after college. He was an older guy. That's when I kind of started getting wild. That's when we started experimenting and playing and doing more things. And then I have another friend who... He's my Lincoln. My friend... Kenrya, I travel to meet that friend, you know what I'm talking about.
Kenrya: Oh, I know that. Yeah, okay.
Erica: So, it's good because, again, we have fun. He be like, "We're going to get free. We are free and loose." I like that. I have a recent one who is probably the newest to the list and that was who just called.
Adriene: Come on, new to the list! I heard him like, "I'm in the area." I was like, "Oh, shit. Let's get this going."
Erica: "How long are you going to be here?" Okay. Yeah. Yeah, and then...
Kenrya: Was he Jefferson or is he Roosevelt?
Erica: That nigga's Jefferson. No, he's Roosevelt because didn't Roosevelt do the highway system and stuff?
Adriene: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kenrya: Yeah, public works.
Erica: Roosevelt really had an effect on the community. And so, this nigga had an effect on this street.
Kenrya: On the community.
Erica: He had an effect on the streets. Okay. And then, my Jefferson... I'll give it to my ex-husband. Wait. Wait, no. I'm not going to go back to it, it just was significant dick.
Kenrya: Although, my partner is still betting that it's going to happen and I was like, "Nigga it is never happening."
Erica: Nigga, if you don't chill out.
Kenrya: His dumb ass can keep thinking that it's going to happen because I'm going to take his pink slip.
Erica: Yeah, you owned something, right? Yeah, she's going to take his car or something. They bet a car on if I'm going to get back with my ex-husband.
Kenrya: It's never happening.
Erica: Mind you, my ex-husband and I are cool as fuck. Cool as fuck. But it ain't going to happen.
Kenrya: That's okay. I'm going to get a car.
Erica: The fucked up thing is he thinks he sees some shit, and I'm like, "No, you don't see shit."
Kenrya: He does. He thinks he does.
Erica: Okay, Killa.
Kenrya: Okay. So, I want to preface this by saying that none of these niggas could walk up and get it again. I'm out of the game.
Erica: Okay. All right. Okay, okay, okay.
Kenrya: So, I got to give that disclaimer.
Adriene: All right, that's fair.
Kenrya: And also all the Founding Fathers... Well, whatever. We'll get there.
Erica: They're trash, but okay.
Adriene: Yeah, we know that.
Kenrya: So, Washington would be the dude who I fucked with starting my sophomore year through the beginning of my senior year.
Kenrya: Yeah, exactly. Trash, ended up being abusive, all of that. But before that, he was the one who made me late to class and meetings because he was giving me head. This man had no stigmas around anything when it came to sex.
Kenrya: Lick a booty hole? Okie-dokie.
Erica: There's nothing like a man that willingly and happily feasts on ass.
Adriene: That was my George Washington. It was the first time someone had ventured to that area. I was like, "Oh, wait."
Erica: And I don't like a tentative... Sorry, okay.
Kenrya: So, that was my Washington just because, he was only the second person I ever had sex with, but opened me up to a whole bunch of things. First person I smoked weed with, we used to get high and fuck in the dorm, all of that.
Adriene: Sounds like a good time.
Kenrya: It was until it wasn't.
Adriene: Until it wasn't.
Kenrya: My Lincoln is the nigga I fucked with in the midst of my divorce. He definitely freed the pussy. So, we had been together before and then broke up, and then each got married, and then came back to each other after and during divorces.
Adriene: Oh, y'all took the long path.
Kenrya: Yeah. I should've never, but whatever.
Erica: The long path to the not so promised land, right?
Kenrya: To Bullshit Town.
Erica: Like, "This where the fuck we ended up? Shit."
Kenrya: Exactly. Ended up being a not great whatever, but the sex was top notch and it was exactly what I needed coming out of a marriage and all of that. I needed someone who I felt like I could be 100% myself with in and out of bed, and especially in the bed and that is what that was for me. So, that's Lincoln.
Adriene: Love to see it.
Kenrya: Roosevelt, just classic and breaking barriers and making my life better, is my current partner.
Kenrya: It's great and it's consistent.
Adriene: Oh, consistency.
Kenrya: I don't ever not cum, unless I want to. Unless I'm delaying gratification because I like to do that sometimes because fireworks.
Adriene: Look, edging is fun.
Kenrya: Yeah, yeah. Unless it's on me, I don't ever not cum. It is fan-fucking-tastic. He is Roosevelt, not going nowhere, steady, classic, but also amazing. And then, Jefferson is the most trash nigga of them all so-
Adriene: Literally of them all.
Kenrya: Of them all. So, he represents all the other niggas.
Erica: Like in Voltron, they all combine forces.
Kenrya: Came together. Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Erica: Okay. I love it.
Kenrya: That was fun.
Erica: And this is a sample of some of the conversations that go on on your podcast. You talk about sex a lot openly on your podcast, among other things. I think it would be shortsighted just to call your podcast a sex podcast because you touch on a little bit of everything. But what was the prevailing attitude around sex in your home growing up? Especially because I know you had a close relationship with your granny and so I can imagine, if she was anything like my granny, she was yin and yang all in one old lady.
Adriene: So, my grandmother was everything to me. People always see my grandmother as my mother figure and my mom more like a sister figure. And I will say my grandmother was very old school, she was very traditional, so I would be kind of curious if she was still with us, what her thoughts would be about me doing this because I think she would be a little like, "Are you crazy? You're out here, this is what you're talking about?" But on the other hand, my mom calls herself Mama Ratchet because my podcast, our tagline is, "Your resource for all things responsible and ratchet." And my mom calls herself Mama Ratchet, she has the merch, she's at my shows, she listens to most of the episodes, she's down for it. And so my mom took the approach, because my grandmother was so buttoned up and traditional, that my mom didn't shy away from things. So, she wasn't out her like, "Girl, that last night..." but if I came to her and asked her a question, she would give me an honest answer. And I always tell this story because...
Adriene: I went to a predominately white middle school, high school growing up. And it was seventh grade, we're at the lunch table, and they're talking about stuff I have no idea what these girls are talking about. And one of the girls was like, "Yeah, I gave him a blowjob." So, all the girls were like, "Oh my God!" I have no idea what a blowjob is, right? So, I get in the car, we're coming home from school-
Erica: Take a note.
Adriene: And I was like, "Ma, at lunch today so-and-so said she gave so-and-so a blowjob." She jerked the car a little bit. And I was like, "I had no idea what that is," and my mother was like, "Oh, you didn't?" I was like, "No, what is it?" I remember the one girl in my carpool, she was in 11th grade and I'm in 7th grade, and so she looks at my mom like, "What you about to say?"
Kenrya: "Girl, what you going to do?"
Adriene: And so my mom, I will never forget it, she was like, "Well, you know sometimes women like to put their mouths on men's penises because it feels good to the man." And I was like, "Ew! Why would they do that?" Now, fast forward... But at the time I was just like, "That is so gross!" And she was like, "Well, at some point you might not find it gross," and I was just like, "I would never! That is so disgusting." But that's how my mom's approach always was. She started the sex conversation with me. She didn't wait. I guess after that she was like, "Wait a minute. I can't wait."
Kenrya: For the streets.
Adriene: We still to tease her now because she used to buy movies from Avon. So, she bought “Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.” And she hits play-
Erica: You can buy movies from Avon?
Kenrya: Wait, wait. What?
Adriene: You could used to buy movies from Avon back in the day.
Erica: And Spike Lee movies, right? What?
Adriene: It was all types of movies my mother would buy, and then she would make me and my brother watch them and then we would have a discussion about them.
Erica: Is this some Baltimore shit?
Kenrya: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
Erica: Is this some Baltimore shit because I don't remember my Avon lady...
Kenrya: Officially from Avon? Right, I'm about to say, I feel like your Avon lady was just also selling bootlegs out the trunk.
Adriene: I swore! And the little Avon book.
Erica: Your Avon lady sold Louis Vuitton's, Skin So Soft, and movies.
Kenrya: [crosstalk 00:22:50].
Adriene: Look, mommy would come home with movies. And so there was this one movie when me and my brother were little we had to watch about molestation, but it was like, "My body belongs to me," and all this.
Kenrya: Yes it does.
Adriene: That was how my mother set the scene and then we would talk about it. So, we watched
“Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.” and she got pregnant and you know what happens, and then we talked about it and she's like, "When you have sex..." And I was just like, "Oh my God." And she was like, "Do you have any questions?" So, my mom was just very open and very free about that, so in retrospect I'm so appreciative because I look at some of my friends who are like, "My mom still hasn't had a conversation with me about it. How can you sit here and talk to your mom? How does she listen to your podcast? I could never," and we're almost 40. And I'm like, "Yeah I could call my mother up." Or she'll joke me. My mom has a radar on me. She knows when I just got my back blown out and she will call when I'm still laying there. It's a joke now with my partner now because we'll be laying there, the phone rings, he be like, "It's your mother." I don't know how she does this, but almost every single time she's hitting that phone. I'm like, "It's 3:00 in the morning, what you doing?"
Kenrya: That's crazy.
Erica: I would love it.
Adriene: So, it's very open.
Kenrya: Good job Mama Ratchet, right? So, you just told us really hilariously how your mama impacts the way you move through your world, I'm curious how being from Baltimore impacts the way you move through the world and the work that you do.
Adriene: I joke because everybody's like, "If you can make it in New York, you can make it anymore," I really feel that shit is true about Baltimore. Where I grew up, everything was stacked against me to be a statistic. Whatever statistic it was going to be, that should've been me. And so that is where my grandmother stepped up because she had the means, financially, to make sure she could chart a different path for us. And so I'm appreciative of that, but I'm also not naive to know, "Shit. I made it from West Baltimore." And I always do for reference point so people who aren't familiar with Baltimore, and I hate using this reference point but it's the easiest recently, where that CVS burnt in the riots after Freddie Gray, I grew up three lights from there. So, all the statistics you hear about that neighborhood in West Baltimore, I have friends that I grew up with, I see them now and I'm like, "You look like you're 50. You've been shot. This one's strung out." And so, for the few of us who have made something it's like, "We did it. We made it." And so I feel like it's that duality of, I went to this private school, upper class, but my ass was going home to West Baltimore every day. And so, I'm appreciative that my grandmother was able to do that for me, but I'm still grounded that I'm from West Baltimore.
Erica: Yeah. So, your tagline for your podcast is, "...all things responsible and ratchet." What does that mean? What does it mean to you to be responsible and ratchet?
Adriene: All your bills is paid but you're going to bust that shit open.
Adriene: That's literally my podcast.
Adriene: If you listen, it'll be an episode where we're talking about our favorite dicks, and then next week it will literally be like, "All right. IRS is on our back, we got to pay these student loans," right? So, I think it's that duality of life that you can be a responsible adult but you can turn up and have a little ratchet fun too. I just don't think you have to pick, I'm this or I'm that, I can be both. And I could be a little bit more responsible than I'm ratchet, or sometimes I could be a little more ratchet than I'm responsible.
Erica: This much responsible and that much ratchet.
Adriene: I feel like you can tell in my seasons because I'm in season nine now, and so I was looking at the episodes I've already recorded and I was like, "You can tell what I'm going through," because these episodes are mad responsible, so I'm like, "I have to find some ratchet. I got to ratchet this up a little bit." But last season I felt like they were super ratchet.
Kenrya: So, we asked you to come on because the last story that we read on the show, “Brazilian Wax,” which is from “Erotic Tales of Love, Sex and Submission,” is perfectly ratchet and we know that you know a little bit about that. It features someone who gets their pussy ate while getting a wax. Yeah.
Adriene: I have questions.
Kenrya: I tot have questions about pieces of hair.
Adriene: So, here's the thing, I said that to my mom because I'm honest, right? And my mom was like, "I would be worried about the wax getting on my lips."
Kenrya: I was definitely thinking about the logistics of it all.
Adriene: Now, here's the thing, sometimes when you get a Brazilian, because I European wax every five weeks, my girl is not ashamed to get up in there. I feel like she's more intimately in touch with my vagina than my gynecologist is.
Erica: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kenrya: They spend more time down there.
Adriene: The first time I remember she was like, "Okay, let me open you up," and I was like, "Oh, she's going to... She's not... Okay, get it clean."
Erica: I was like, "I don't think sun has ever hit there."
Adriene: But as she's waxing, you know when they pull it and they hold it so it doesn't hurt, and she touched my clit. And I was like, "Wait a minute, am I aroused right now? What just happened?" So, I can see how it could turn, but if somebody just started eating my pussy during a wax, I don't know how that works though.
Kenrya: Yeah. I mean, in the story she was already fantasizing about her before it happened, and she was already getting excited just from the act of the waxing. So then, when she saw that she was wet, she was like, "Word. Okay."
Kenrya: But so my question for you is, have you ever had a situation that's basically not really sexual turn into something majorly sexual?
Adriene: I was thinking about this one a lot, and I normally don't like to think about the questions when people send them because I don't want it to sound robotic and that's not even my style anyway.
Adriene: And I was really trying to think of a time with someone else, and I was like, "I got nothing," but one time I was doing laundry... I have never shared this with anybody.
Erica: DJ Clue Exclusive!
Adriene: And I had like stuffed this laundry bag full of laundry and I was like, "Now I got to fold it," and a light bulb went off and was like, "This could be useful for spicing up masturbation." And so I kind of put the Hitachi, I'm trying to act it out, on the laundry bag. I was straddling it like it was a nigga and for it to be a different position. So, that was the only thing I could come up with.
Kenrya: No, that's a great one.
Adriene: I texted bae last night like, "Hey," thinking he would say something that would jog my memory. Nothing.
Kenrya: Yeah. Now, I'm trying to think about it. I guess it's the equivalent of wet dreams, I have cum in my sleep several times. I'll be dreaming about sex and then I'll be waking up actually finishing, but I'm also dreaming about sex so I don't know that that's unsexy because there's definitely...
Adriene: Does that count?
Kenrya: Yeah, yeah. Because definitely that's what's happening in my dream.
Adriene: But now I think, "Do I need to spice this up? Is there something I need to make happen now?"
Kenrya: You got to get your girl to...
Adriene: No, that's so funny.
Erica: Here's the thing, I've never had something happen but I feel like there has been sexual energy. So, when I do work out, I personal train. Why? Because I cannot be left to my own druthers to make sure that I'm going to do it. So, there's a lot of backtalk and all of that. I turn into a submissive brat when personal training. I remember I had a trainer, I did not have sex with him, but there was lots of sexual energy because I'm like, "I'm not doing anything!" "You're going to do it." I'm like, "Okay." Had I thought about it a little more, we probably would've fucked.
Adriene: I have a theory about personal trainers on Instagram and fat women. I feel like they try to flirt with you in your DMs to get you to sign up. That's their mechanisms. Like, "Nigga, I get dick please get out of my DMs."
Kenrya: Yeah. "I don't need it from you." When I lived in New York, I had a personal trainer who I did not like but he was very clearly attracted to me, and so it was a lot of one-sided flirting when I was working out, but it was fine because he was funny so it never crossed the line of making me feel uncomfortable. But then, I remember I missed a session. I got married without telling anybody. And so I came back and I had a ring on, and he had me on the treadmill and he was like, "The fuck is that?"
Adriene: Oh, damn.
Kenrya: He was like, "Who'd you marry?"
Erica: "I'se married now!"
Kenrya: Right. But it was crazy because I could see his whole demeanor and the way that he trained me change once he saw that it wasn't just that I wasn't... Because me just being uninterested wasn't enough, mind you.
Adriene: He's like, "It's not even an option now."
Kenrya: Right. There had to be another dick in the picture for him to be like, "Oh, okay. I'll leave her the fuck alone," which is an issue all onto itself. And I think maybe I only lasted a couple more weeks with him before I stopped training with him.
Adriene: Pretty much.
Erica: They say that personal trainers and barbers are male thots, right?
Kenrya: Thot jobs.
Erica: And HVAC techs.
Adriene: So, you know I had a story about my HVAC tech. I was like, "Damn, I feel like I kind of fumbled the bag," because he's always been timely, efficient, affordable. And one day he pulled up and the little gold tooth was gone, he looked like a woman was in his life, right? So, it made me pay attention. And then I was walking to the door and he was driving a damn Range Rover now. I was like, "Damn!" Yeah, so, HVACs. Yep.
Erica: Some woman picked him up and dusted him off.
Adriene: Yep. He wasn't unattractive but I just never paid attention. But you can see when a woman refines a man up, and I was like, "Ooh, wait a minute."
Kenrya: He's cared for.
Erica: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Looking like somebody love him.
Kenrya: A diamond in the fucking rough.
Erica: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Kenrya: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Erica: Okay. So, have you ever found yourself lusting after someone that you shouldn't have? Or that you imagined it wouldn't even happen? What happened?
Adriene: So, you know that mean that's going around where it's like, "When I feel bad about myself I just remember I bagged every nigga I wanted." Yeah, I think that's me.
Erica: I like that. I like that.
Adriene: Yeah. Sometimes you scroll on Instagram and you be like, "Damn, he fine," I'm quick to pull up in a DM. Closed mouths don't get fed, right? I could play it off, right? If you're not interested I'll be like, "LOL. Ha ha ha," and peace out. The Homer Simpson gif.
Erica: Okay, so I've never done the DM thing. How do you shoot your shot?
Adriene: This is Boonie's ratchet ranking of social media DM dick. Twitter-
Erica: Exclusive! Okay. Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Adriene: Twitter, then Facebook, Instagram has given me the weakest dick ever. Don't do it. Twitter dick is popping, I'm sorry.
Erica: And I don't want to sound slow about this, it's just I've never done it and it might be on my [crosstalk 00:36:43].
Adriene: All right, here's an example.
Adriene: Yesterday my homie posted a picture. Our problematic fav on my podcast, Brian, he has his business. He posted this guy on his Insta story, so I sent the eyes emoji back to Brian and he was like, "Leave my customers alone." I was like, "Too late. Slid in his DMs." And I was looking at his Insta story and he had shared the meme about, "When you dating a female entrepreneur you automatically sign up for an unpaid internship," or something like that, "...to be an unpaid intern." And so I was like, "Are you looking for an internship?" That was me sliding in the DMs.
Erica: You know what? All right. I might have to get some private coaching, but I like it. All right, I like it.
Adriene: And I could take the funny route, I did that this morning. So, if he responds back like, "No," then I could be like, "Oh, that meme was funny LOL." Peace. Or if he takes the bait, then we can go further.
Kenrya: I like it.
Erica: Always thinking. Always thinking, I love it.
Kenrya: I don't ever get... Maybe because it's my Twitter is not really... Nobody gives a fuck what I'm saying on Twitter. IG is where I get all my DMs.
Erica: My Twitter is drier.
Adriene: Twitter's still my favorite social media platform. But back in the day, it was popping over there and I was like, "Okay, we'll sample. We'll sample a little."
Kenrya: Yeah. All my shit comes through IG.
Adriene: But Instagram has let me down far more than any of the others.
Kenrya: I obviously am not accepting things, but that's where the majority of my DM propositions, and also sometimes Facebook, and often times IG and Facebook, which gets you blocked if you hit me up on two.
Adriene: Oh, yeah. Because people went and made those combined inboxes.
Erica: Yeah, they had that combined inbox thing.
Kenrya: No, no, no. What happens is I'll get it on Facebook and I'll ignore it, and then they'll come over to my IG. And if you do that you automatically get blocked.
Adriene: Oh. [crosstalk 00:38:47].
Kenrya: Exactly. And on Twitter it's only been women. I actually haven't had any men approach me, only women.
Adriene: Now, I have this woman on Twitter, I thought she was joking at first but I'm not sure she's joking anymore. So, I'm just like, "Oh, okay."
Erica: Like, "Okay. Thanks. That's right. That's right."
Adriene: "If that ever comes on the menu, I'll let you know sis."
Kenrya: Yes. So, what are you reading right now?
Adriene: So, I am terrible. Again, the Sagittarius in me, I will buy books, order on Instagram, and they look so pretty on my nightstand. But right now I'm actually in the middle of a move and I realized when y'all sent that, I was like, "I didn't leave no books out. They all packed up." But I did get recently... Was it Homecoming? I'm making that up.
Erica: Yeah. No, you're not making it up.
Adriene: Oh, it's Homecoming by Yaa Gyasi. Is that it?
Kenrya: Yaa. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I don't know how to pronounce their last name.
Adriene: Someone bought me that. The marketing nerd in me... This is so corny, don't judge me y'all, but I got the Widow of Clicquot book. That's the marketing nerd in me.
Erica: I saw that somewhere.
Adriene: Yeah. So, it's about how he actually died and she made it the brand that everyone's posting on Instagram. So, those were the last two things I purchased that I planned on reading.
Kenrya: I like it. Those are great answers.
Erica: Whatever's clever.
Erica: So, what is turning you on today?
Adriene: Ooh, what is turning me on? Three things. One, my Hitachi Magic Wand turned me on this morning.
Adriene: Two, hopefully bae comes over and so we've been dirty sexting all day long. So, that is fun.
Kenrya: Oh, preparation.
Erica: It's got it marinating.
Erica: It's going to be fall off the bone juicy by the time he get there.
Adriene: We're ready for that.
Erica: Like a Little Caesar's pizza, hot and ready.
Adriene: I'm going to say that, hot and ready. And the third things that's turning me on is I have not been to a nail salon in a long time because of the pandemic, but I had found... An Instagram ad worked on me for these, and I did my nails today and I'm kind of feeling myself because my nails hadn't been done and they've been short. I don't do the long. I wish I was a bad bitch who could do them long nails.
Erica: These are short for me.
Adriene: Really? Oh my God, I wish.
Kenrya: She got her shits cut down. Yeah.
Kenrya: I don't do anything.
Erica: I mean, I can't do shit with them. I be typing like this.
Adriene: Okay, that's always my question. And they look so pretty when you wrap them around a dick, but I really just could not operate so these are short for me. They'll get a little longer, but I was just so excited because there's color back on my hands. So, those are the three things that's turning me on.
Erica: I love it! Okay, so we're going to do a quick rapid fire.
Adriene: Uh oh.
Kenrya: It don't be rapid fire.
Erica: Category is favorites. Yeah, it's never rapid fire. Favorite. I'm going to shout out something, you tell me what's your favorite.
Adriene: Gin and tonic.
Erica: Ooh, that's an adult drink.
Kenrya: Yeah. You're a grown up.
Erica: Person. Dead or alive.
Adriene: My granny.
Erica: You know I love a good granny.
Kenrya: That's Erica's favorite too.
Erica: I love a good granny. Place.
Adriene: Oh. And I can't wait to get back to them. So, first would be Italy. And two, Cape Town, South Africa.
Adriene: My favorite word. My friends will laugh. Wonderful.
Erica: That is wonderful.
Adriene: I'll text it, they're like, "I hear it in your voice." I'll be like, "Oh, wonderful." That's my favorite word.
Erica: I feel like you're supposed to do this when you say it. Wonderful! Okay. Shoe.
Adriene: I really hate shoes. I don't know if I'm a woman. Can I say that?
Erica: It could be a sneaker. Crocs, which I've learned to love.
Adriene: Okay. I saw you talking about your Crocs.
Kenrya: She's been pushing these fucking Crocs all day.
Adriene: I'm still not sold on Crocs, but my favorite shoe is Birkenstocks.
Erica: How are you going to be not sold on a Croc but cool with Birken? Honey, I'm just the landfill version of your shoe, okay? Shit.
Adriene: I will say, I wish I had thought of the stupid charms that everyone's putting on them.
Kenrya: Okay. She has left me three audio messages today. She made me in our meeting before this call look at her shit.
Erica: And then, look. When I got to put them in sport mode...
Adriene: That took me out. You're like, "I'm in sport mode." I was like, "What?" But everybody's on the Croc train, so I might be there soon.
Kenrya: No, they're ugly.
Erica: Come one.
Kenrya: No. I'm going to keep wearing my slides.
Erica: She wears slides with socks.
Kenrya: Sure the fuck do.
Erica: But she talking about the Crocs are ugly.
Kenrya: Comfortable. And they not ugly.
Erica: Oh, they are. Okay. So, your favorite smell?
Adriene: Okay. I'm going to give a responsible and a ratchet answer.
Adriene: My responsible answer, my favorite smell is just fresh linen. A very clean, fresh linen. Love it.
Erica: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Adriene: I want to give two ratchet ones.
Adriene: The first is... I'm nasty. The smell of my mouth or breath or saliva on him. It's a very distinct smell, but I like it. And then second, a good smelling ass man. I don't care what the cologne is. Just a good smelling man.
Erica: Yeah. Yeah. Ooh, you got me reminiscing. All right.
Adriene: And my third one, a good smelling man after multiple rounds of sex, those sheets.
Adriene: I will sleep in them for two days before I change the sheets. Disgusting, but they smell good. Okay.
Adriene: It's so crazy because you change the sheets before they come.
Erica: So they're fresh.
Adriene: So, I got the linen smell, and then if it's the good smelling cologne man, and then you got the sex smell all in one. It's just the perfect combination.
Erica: I think it's all good.
Kenrya: So, you have offered our listeners a special deal, right?
Kenrya: If they use the code "TURNON" on your site, what can they get?
Adriene: So, if you use the code " TURNON" on TheBoonieBreakdown.com, you can save 15% on orders over $20 of any merch.
Erica: Aye! And you have a shirt on that I love.
Adriene: I will correct it to be 15% over $20 because now I'm sitting here like, "Did I say that?" But that's what it is, it'll be 15%.
Kenrya: You definitely said 10, but we will take that 15.
Adriene: Yeah, it'll be 15% off of orders over $20. So, you can get hoodies, t-shirts, mugs, all of the great responsible and ratchet gear that we have.
Kenrya: Great merch. Your shit's dope.
Adriene: Thank you.
Kenrya: Y'all make some of that happen. So, what's next for you?
Adriene: What is next? I'm ready to get back to doing live shows. I don't know if I will do any this year because I feel like the competition of live events later in the year is going to be insane, so I'm just probably going to wait until next year. Yeah. We're in season nine of the podcast right now.
Erica: Aye, aye, aye!
Adriene: We just launched a Patreon, so we do some little live gatherings, well "live" means virtual right now, on Patreon, which is fun. We just did one on our Patreon, it was a nude workshop and sis was giving all the tips! Blew my mind. I thought I took good nudes. People were showing popping their titties out and stuff. Because I asked people if you felt comfortable to come in lingerie, and so then I was like, "Damn, bitch. You asked them to do that, now you going to have to do it." So, I did it. I showed up in my little whatever situation.
Adriene: It was a really good time. And so, that's the kind of stuff we do. So, more of that for this year and just hopefully 2022 we'll get back with these live shows for real.
Erica: All right.
Kenrya: And where can the people find you?
Adriene: So, you can find the Boonie Breakdown podcast on all podcast apps: Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher. Anywhere because it's a gazillion of them and I'm not naming them all. But we have a good time over on Instagram, it's where I'm most active with the podcast, on Instagram. So, you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook @TheBoonieBreakdown and on Twitter just @BoonieBreakdown. But we have a good time on Instagram, so follow us there.
Kenrya: Yes. And I want to say that that is at T-H-E B-O-O-N-I-E B-R-E-A-K-D-O-W-N. So, go on and follow them.
Adriene: That sounds so long when you spell it out.
Kenrya: I know right. I realized it when I got halfway, like, "Shit, this is long."
Erica: "I got to keep going."
Kenrya: Thank you so much for coming on and talking to us today.
Adriene: Thank you for having me.
Erica: Thank you for being with us and being hella ratchet with us today.
Adriene: Yes. Thank you for having me.
Erica: Sprinkling your ratchet over here.
Kenrya: Just a little bit. Teeny tiny bit. This was fun. And thank all of y'all for listening, and we'll be back next week, take care.
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