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Acting an Abbott

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, TV Shows on June 25, 2014 at 8:24 am
L-R: David Tom and Burgess Jenkins

L-R: David Tom and Burgess Jenkins

What is this? What in the Y&R world is going on?
I thought the love was back — but so long to ‘that jones?’

I see David Tom is once again hanging up his birthright shoes
and Burgess Jenkins is stepping forward, in an attempt to ignite the fuse.

Aye-yai-yai! Caramba! Please tell me who Billy Abbott is.
Who is it that fathered Chelsea’s first child and made Vicky Newman his?

David Tom’s portrayal had been out of place, though he was finally making a change.
The way the CA team is recasting the role makes you wonder – ‘Who is to blame?’

And now in the role of Billy Abbott is another new guy that I’ve never seen before.
I really hope he nails the part; Billy Abbott needs a longevity score.

Wouldn’t life be interesting, if we didn’t like our LIFE circumstances – we could just yell cut?
I’m Qui
closely watching Y&R because the ‘casting line’ has been acting up,
and I’m not surprised that it all surrounds around an Abbott.

#GottaLove #Y&R


QE - bill maher

 Whose your PCP?
Not your Primary Care Physician, but your Preferred Candidate Politician

The Primaries popped off last night, and the counts are rolling in
with November being 4-months away, let ‘seat shake up’ begin.

Bill Maher’s been relentless in FLIPPING DISTRICTS like an eager teen at a college beer pong party.
Now the citizens will flirt with grading a politicians worth — My goodness, oh my and good lordy!

Are you watching the race? Which PCP whilst you choose?
Those who DON’T VOTE in The Primaries are the ones who alone – stand to LOSE.

Don’t let ‘one of them’ be you.
Stay Tuned

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QE - vergeAnd so it’s Hump Day again – where’s the camel when you need him? Yo!
It seems his career was way shorter than than ol’ hump-back Camel Joe.

Remember him? I hated the icon, but then again, I’m an asthmatic and I don’t smoke.
Weed however, never bothered me, so I list it under toke.

Speaking of toke, Marijuana was trying to make it onto the AZ ballot in November as well,
with their enthusiasts in place, at a real laxed pace… their attempts seem to be shot to hell.

I don’t think it’s going to make it. Signatures for the petition have not been rolling in.
None of my ritzy neighbors seem to mind – they shrug shoulders and keep tokin.’

What does it mean?
The dough rolls in for Colorado’s green.

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black girl blowing a kissMy goodness gracious I’m informed and ready to act a productive nut,
I’m Qui
Humping a carefree Wednesday, though not quite Acting an Abbott.

It takes much more dough – to pull off an Abbott show.
Content I am, to kick it with you. Thanks for digging my flow.

Getting Back To It

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on June 23, 2014 at 5:02 am

Here we are alas – where we’ve always prayed,
Alive and well, again to see another day!

It’s Summertime here in ol’ Chandler,
the school break is a blur.

The children will be starting school in the month of July;
They just got out at the end of may — oh my how times flies.

Noticing the sun, my compass pointed due North,
I’ve dedicated this Summer to a film festival course.

There’s a Teen Film Organization that I may have mentioned before,
where the children congregate weekly to produce a film festival score.

I am the Program Director and there are decisions that need to be made.
7 have made the established crew, but who will make the film grade?

Each has been casted, some in lead and some supportive roles.
Now they’ve moved into ACTING COACHING – the way we polish up gold.

The Acting Coach sessions are a hit! Children receive so easy,
I pray this is an indication that our film production days will largely be breezy.

No additional drama, other than that, that is scripted in.
This isn’t Hollywood, but to not follow protocol would be a sin.

I’m shaping tomorrows #ReelMinds, and I’ve gotta say, it’s looking pretty good.
The program is proving to be reel sound, not to mention it’s FREE in the Chandler hood.

The program costs nothing and the kids learn the X-Y-Z’s
of how to produce a film by networking in a community.

It’s working and I’m thrilled – Mondays are the days that we meet
to talk about film production, while we socialize and eat.

Today will be no exception. We are going to have a grand time,
we’ll professionally mix and mingle, then “s’mores and bonfire” bind.

We’ll go over the VidBytes that the teen filmmakers have produced so far.
I’ll encourage individually and collectively, for each crew member is a star.

And then I’ll move on to marketing – it’s not easy pushing any project
from it’s pitch to final draft script – an idea that you haven’t shot yet.

However this is the nature of the business and exactly what I do best,
and so I’m off to gain visual exposure, building an audience for ‘what’s next.’

I’m utilizing the classifieds to broadcast auditions and ISO editors with a good grip
to help manifest the teen film project – in exchange for training and an internship.

Social media will play it part, I’ll be posting notices everywhere:
Facebook, Ebay, and Twitter –  in  filmmaking and love, all is fair.

Then I’m off to do a little traveling – the state of Texas and Kansas are calling.
I’ve been hiding in Arizona’s mountains for a while – I think I’m done with the stalling.

What is life if you don’t travel? It’s boring and lacking networking connections.
I’ll be lugging luggage through airports this week, because networking is my affection.

I’ll return back to Arizona soon enough and the film game will shift into high gear,
I’m Qui
and while the weekend was fun “Getting Back To It” is exactly why I’m here.

I really did miss you over the weekend.
There’s nothing like Getting Back To It amongst friends.



Attraction WORD CLUSTERStaying focused is KEY and Qui is my name.
It’s my challenge to blend the two as one in  the same.

Oh it’s a trick to pull off, but not a bad way to chart your plans,
So I look like ‘the secret,’ every time I stand.

Affirmations start my day. How are you starting yours?
Let me suggest a few quotes for you, to help improve your score:

1. The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit.
2. There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that Truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer.
3. You get to choose what you want, but you must get clear about what you want.
4. Asking is the first step in the Creative Process, so make it a habit to ask.
5. You must believe that you have received. You must know that what you want is your the moment you ask.
6. In the moment you ask, and believe and know you already have it in the unseen, the entire Universe shifts to bring it into the seen.
7. How it will happen, how the Universe will bring it to you, is not your concern or job. Allow the Universe to do it for you.



This week, move away from your comfort zone,
Once you do, you’ll find that you’re anything but alone.

Being safe is one way to play,
but being too cautious will cause you to miss the day.

You can’t go out to play without your socks and shoes,
if you contemplate too long, it’s the day that you lose.

You’ve got to think about it, and at some point you need to strike.
Prioritize: Getting Back to doing WHAT you really like.

You may have snagged that job out of necessity
but have the times yet changed to what you wanted them to be?

If they have not, and you are still waiting for your life to leave plane,
consider making “RISK TAKER” your new middle name.

Risk taking isn’t only for stock brokers, rich guys or kids in their 20’s.
Risks are for all and the universe offers us plenty.

You want to go for that opportunity? I say take the risk.
You used to be so fearless – we’re Getting Back To It!

Life is short, Live BIG. You deserve it and it’s all ABOUT YOU,
I’m Qui
I really did miss you, it’s glad to be back, doing what I do.

T is for Tanners Troubles

In Communication, Griot, Networking on June 18, 2014 at 9:42 am

Help! Somebody ring the bell! Call 911!
Tanner is in trouble and the look isn’t fun.

tanner STRESSED bw

Update at the bottom of the story

The usual ritual: Tanner, (my 2# chiuahuah) and I are usually up watching Morning Joe together (on DVR) as I sip a cup of jo, and this morning was no different. What was different is when Tanner got up to leave his beloved pillow to jump on the couch with me. Tanner isn’t allowed on the couch, so I didn’t understand the charted attempt. I made eye contact with the little guy and gently said, “No,” but he didn’t go away. He just stood there for a minute and then his posture started to deteriorate in front of me to a paralytic state. His right hind leg retracted first, then the left leg. Tanner tried to do a hand stand, but couldn’t pull it off and began to tilt over to the left. I started freaking out! “Tanner, what’s wrong?” I was trying to have a conversation with the poor pup. I started to massage him. I offered him water (for God’s sake), but he couldn’t drink it. His eyes were open, but his mouth was paralyzed – he saw the bowl, but could do nothing about it. (Now that I think about it, what made me think he would take a sip of water in that state? Human antics. When someone is in physical trouble, we always offer them a glass of water).

Well, it’s been two hours later and Tanner is still out for the count. Why haven’t I taken him to the vet? Well, this isn’t my first rodeo with a paralytic chihuahua. This happened to me a few years back with my beloved Chippy. Chippy was fine, running around the house playing with my daughters and then all of sudden he wasn’t fine. His tiny chihuahua body seemed to be going through spasms of some sort and physically Chippy became unresponsive. I called my husband at work, (he’s an engineer by degree, but was also an EMERGENCY RESPONSE TECH at the time),  he’s the calm one I run to when I’m in a panic. My husband told me to massage him and see if that works — when it did not I insisted on rushing Chippy to the Vet. Once at the vet’s the nurse confirms that he’s spassing out and is indeed semi-paralytic and said that the doc recommends an over night stay, and an IV. I inquired about the cost of overnight observation and the nurse estimated it to be about $800. I was strapped for cash and pretty sad about it. As I sat in the car trying to figure out a way to make this happen, I noticed it had been at least 5-hours since all of this first started. I called my hubby and informed him of my situation and conveyed that I was fresh out of ideas. He asked me to bring Chippy to his job. Once inside of the job’s parking lot my hubby walks over to the car to lay eyes on Chippy, the moment he called Chippy’s name, Chippy snapped out of the spastic grip and ran to the car window to greet him as if nothing had happened– and my world was happy again!

Total paralytic time: 5.5 hours.
Remedy: Time.

I didn’t get it then and I don’t get it now. Tanner is frozen and spassing. I have done a thorough body check and there are NO TICKS. I have contacted my Chihuahua Circle Of Friends and none have any concrete advice for me, except to wait it out at home or at the vets. It seems to be a degenerative issue, something small dogs are likely to suffer, (though I’ve heard of this happening to medium sized dogs too). The good news is that Tanner doesn’t appear to be in any kind pain. He’s sleeping and I’m sitting right here next to him, watching his every move.

I just want to be a good pet parent. I’m truly doing my best.
I could use any good advice to help Tanner past this test.

If you have any information to share, please send it on the double.
I’m certainly at wits end as it pertains to Tanners Troubles.

Grateful am I that Chippy made it through,
I’m Qui
with todays query: What will Tanner do? Stay tuned…

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[@11:11am] Just when I was starting to reconsider my “wait it out” watch,
Tanner stood up and began to walk.

This is the first time that this has ever happened to my little man,Tanner is BETTER I’ll make an appt. with his vet, for a neurological scan.

But I am really hoping that it’s just a small dog’s knack,
and that just like in Chippy’s case – it never comes back.

And so we conclude this tale, just like we did the last.
My chihuahua had a spasm spell, a few hours later – it passed.

Total paralytic time: 3 hours.
Remedy: Time.

Today I am happy, though I am not as ‘patient of a person’ as I’d like to be.

Thank you for all of your good vibes, things have worked out for Tanner & me.