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Stuffed Ham

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on November 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

IMG_0038I am it.

This year I’ve remained thankful and with voice.
To be so vocal is my spirited choice.

Not just on blog – in real life especially.
A quick witted hello, often tickles the tummy.

People in transit – I catch them off guard.
I’m the black chic in that car, waving and smiling hard.
Good Lord! 🙂

Yes it’s me. 
This year at Thanksgiving, I hosted family.

Family flew and drove in from the Lone Star state
And we crammed 15 kin in my 3-bedroom space
leaving very little walking space,

and still with every moment passed
we were smiling, hugging, and belting laughs.

No chaos to order, just plates to fix.
Just me and my fam in the Arizona mix.

Nothing could have been sweeter and today they’ve all gone home.
I was up at the crack of dawn in the quiet and enjoying the lone.

And life is good. No life is great.
I dined on love but only ate one plate.

As life is resuming its even keeled altitude for me,
I thought I’d sip a little a.m. V8 juice and kick it with thee.

Hello WordPress kin. What thankful things doth thou have for say?
I’m Qui
Brimming over with love, I am indeed the Stuffed Ham today.

For continued favor, I continue to pray…

Reel Talk

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on November 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

ReelTalk2I’m always looking for alternative ways to communicate and sign language looks great, but I’m not avid in sign language, so I’ve added a more fabric approach to my repertoire. Honesty is often conveyed through the mouths of babes, but I’ve also found that novelty is easily conveyed through the mouths of puppets. Don’t believe me? Check Jim Henson’s success. He was brilliant and  crafted an awesome legacy out of the mouths of fabric puppets.

Sesame Street was inspiration for my adopting Tidi. “Whose Tidi,” you ask?

Tidi and I met in Vegas. She was posted up in the airport,
And I just couldn’t refuse the role of ‘the buying sport.’

I was a winner on the flight back to Dallas – all of the children loved me.
I was so good that the airline crew asked if I could fly out again at 3.

There’s nothing like a good puppet show when you’re crossing the skies and seas.
There’s nothing like mimicking Jim Henson and his brilliant pedigree.

There are other ways to get a message across that could be equally as entertaining and that is via cartoons. Most kids from 2 to 40-times-deuce love animation plenty. Just look at the success of The Boondocks, South Park and Family Guy – to name a few. Yes, kids of all ages are into cartoons, including myself.

Too bad I’m not a cartoonist, or it would be ‘Look out Charles Schulz!’ from me. I would dance on the rooftop (just like Snoopy) if the skill were mine.

I’m not a die hard comic book girl, still I understand the importance of comic strip messages and how they are conveyed – mostly behind a mask. A cool mask that manufacturers can duplicate and sell as costumes. This always equates to money on the backend. Ah. You’ve gotta love residuals and backend percentages. Because, honestly, nothing is more entertaining than walking to your mailbox to get lingering cash from a past project that you’d almost forgotten about. It’s really beautiful.

A film is just a message – be it entertaining or to cast light.
Regardless of the message, there’s a plethora of visual mics.

I’m a variety chic. I am fond of the tale and different ways of telling it,
thus here are a few more shows that have inspired me in selling it:

Remember those School House Rock segments? They were always good to go.
The power therein empowered me to win – education through a cartoon show.

Conjunction Junction
taught me about noun and adverb functions.

The musical score about ‘A Bill,’
also divvied the us 411 about Capitol Hill.

And dare I forget the use of comedy sketch.
I’d love to shape tomorrows SNL sect.

So raise your juiceboxes and toast me a cheer,
I’m Qui
Into delivering messages and I think I’ll start here.

#Consideration is Key

Is your favorite show on the chopping block

In Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows on November 22, 2013 at 8:28 am

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Even though I’m always on the go
I do make time for those prime time shows.

Speaking of ‘on the go’ – none are permanent in broadcast stay,
thus it’s time we put on shine, whose @home and who must stray.

Eonline put in the footwork – but are you watching television at all?
Kristen Dos Santos is the chica relaying the winners and the stalls:

FALL TV PREV.We are six-plus weeks into the new fall season and now have our first official cancellation (Lucky 7). So who is next on the chopping block? And which shows are worth actually getting attached?
Here’s our take on the biggest winners and losers so far. Plus, a complete rundown of our “Save It or Sink It” megapoll, where thousands of people who watched each show weighed in with whether they wanted to marry it or kill it.

READ: ABC cancels Lucky 7


Sleepy Hollow. Already renewed! Despite the show’s bat-poop-crazy premise (Ichabod Crane is time-traveling? Say what now?), this early ratings winner has held its ground, becoming the first official pick up of the season.

The Blacklist. Sure, those ratings from Monday night lead-in The Voice have helped, but the ratings have held strong in week two, dropping only 5 percent in the core 18-49 demo to 12.1 million viewers. Plus, have you seen James Spader’s hats? Win. Win. Win. We are in!

The Crazy Ones. CBS’ Thursday night is cleaning house, thanks in part to the ridiculous ratings this season for Big Bang (20 million!? Maybe they should start tallying who isn’t watching?). Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar are luring in plenty of viewers, even in week two. (Confession: We are just tuning in hoping to see James Wolk sing about sex and buns and ketchup again.)

Agents of SHIELD. A winner for now, but the next episode could make or break it. Joss Whedon’s Marvel-inspired new ABC series started off with record-breaking audience, but dipped an alarming 34 percent for week two, despite a cameo by Samuel L. Jackson. We also found it sort of a snooze. Bring it back around, Joss!

Super Fun Night. Again, a winner for right now. The premiere ratings were big, but we have yet to see if anyone will come back for week two. Our prediction? No. In our “Save It or Sink It” Poll, this Rebel Wilson starrer got a cringe-worthy 49% approval rating.

READ: Is American Horror Story getting a spinoff?


  1. Lucky 7. Canceled! The first casualty of the fall. But thanks for playing.
  2. Ironside. The drama—a remake of a ’60s-’70s show—premiered Wednesday night as NBC’s lowest drama premiere. Stroke of genius: Move Blair Underwood to Blacklist.
  3. Dads. The Seth MacFarlane laugh-track comedy (just…why?) has dipped in the ratings to 3.7 million up against NCIS and The Voice.
  4. NBC’s Thursday night. Sean Saves the WorldMichael J. Fox and Welcome to the Family simply haven’t pulled in the ratings NBC was hoping for on Thursday nights.
  5. Hostages. Dipped to 6 million viewers, making it the night’s least watched show on the big four networks, despite critical support and a 73% approval rating in our poll.

SPOILER CHAT: Exclusive TV scoop!

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Okay, I’m a little sad, I rather like Betrayal on ABC,
but it seems it’s in the lower half & could be cancelled on me.

I’m digging Mom, Hostages and Brooklyn-Nine-Nine.
I’m a comedy and thrill seeker – and so far, the view seemed fine.

TV line-up-space is tight – no room for eves or slighted-slot wedges,
still I can’t believe Dylan McD & crew aren’t a shoe-in with Hostages.

Hostages is indeed a tricky one. It has it’s sudden twists and sharp turns.
But if Hostages tanks, is Dylans role on American Horror Story still firm?

American Horror Story is doing well. I don’t watch it, but the numbers prove
this show is in-it to win it; thier numbers show rising grooves.

I guess Scandals life line wasn’t in question – because it didn’t make the list.
But who can get enough of the rigamarole-stuff that exists under President Fitz?

I am indeed a fan
of those roller coaster rides on Shonda Land.

Is your favorite show on the chopping block? You’d better tune in quick,
It doesn’t matter your personal likes – only the digital numbers stick.

Have a happy weekend Word Press kin – it’s Friday already,
I’m Qui
and it’s raining in AZ, still I remain sunny and steady.