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Hump WHAT?

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 30, 2016 at 5:49 am

output_ju99swSo at the end of September, I’m sure that I did mention
that my “residential feel” would undergo a new rendition.

I moved out of the awesome vacation-model-like home that I was renting and into a condo
because I’ve been in Phoenix 5-years and felt it was time to “LOOK TO BUY A HOME” – yo.

So I went onto ZILLOW and began saving homes I liked.
The homes were good looking, but the prices were a little spiked.

I didn’t like the prices, but what of them? I know what I like,
and if I have to pay a little more to get my perfect score – then bring on “the spike.”

That was in September…
how well do I remember.

So I was continuing my home search, because I’ve only signed a year lease
and my home saving searches on Zillow had been a breath of slow release,

Until early last week when my email was suddenly filling with mail
of Homeowners jumping ship and putting their homes up for sale.

At first I thought it was just ARIZONA or doth Trump nationally vex us?
Thereafter emails started growing of HOMES being dumped FOR SALE in TEXAS.

What the what-what? What is going on here?
And those sharp price spikes – are receiving quite the shear.

Are you watching the Real Estate market? Are you seeing the same?
Folks are not feeling our pending instability – an economic bust would be most lame.

Well dear fam, THIS is the game.
Folks are dumping their domestic assets and with no shame.

I’m beginning to worry a little because the price slashing is cray
one Zillow notice informed me that an AZ home dropped by 50K!

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50K Home Price Reduction in Mesa, AZ

Hey! This is no way to start the elects new term.
But the last time we had a Republican president HOME OWNERS got burned.

Folks aren’t stupid – they have learned and YES — it’s too soon.
But for some reason Trump supporters thought he’d get into office and there’d be a housing boom!

Don’t “Boo!”  but click any of the Zillow homes that I have linked.
Home owners don’t wanna — because they’ve just come up from a sink.

My word and here am I, or so I was –  “Zillow shopping.”
Now I’m thinking I may be here a while and not residence hopping.

Hm? What do you think is going on, I mean what in the hell?
Either folks are scared of Trump or he’s sponsoring THE BIGGEST REAL ESTATE SALE.

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Zillow warned us of the possibilities… Click to enlarge.

I don’t know, I’m just observing yo – I’m taking this day to do more research bumping.
I’m Qui
That #KnowledgeThirsty-She, and like I said, there’ll be no quick residence jumping.

I lost my home in 2011 after my job outsourced in 2008.
Being played a pawn for a second time is not at all my way to play.

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HUMP OBSERVATION
Today.

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Dear Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Sports on November 28, 2016 at 4:42 am

I’d like to tell you a few things about me:
I like mystery, mystique and suspense — these are key.

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Black Friday required NO MELANIN darkening to #ComeUp on a good buy. 😀

I like the chase and the conquer then back to the chase.
I like it straight in my face, to the head – no chafe.

Life is stronger than any fermentation you could ever sip
Good Morning Dear Monday – let the goodness of your hours rip.

I don’t mind if it beats to the tune of my favorite Blues melody,
as long as the sharp spikes of lyrics on a linear are steamy and chique.

Unpredictable like me — unrelenting as a sapeosexual-she, Dear Monday,
take any existing mundane and toss it in as fuel for a more productive fun day.

After all, it’s CYBER MONDAY already, because we obviously didn’t get out all of our pay
when we set out to spend or to pretend on the weekend of Black Friday.

Yay! You can still catch that sell and give your bank balance hell, if that is your intent.
But me? I’ve done my part. I went out on Saturday and my $240 was spent. 😀

You’d be pleased to know that within that price – and I boast
are workout gear to carry me through the new year and 2 DALLAS COWBOYS coats.

Yes thermal-lined COATS! Not jackets! Black Friday was certainly a sport.
AZ is hot so I’ll wear these when next I visit cold heart-thumbnailNew York.

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Coats + electric fireplace = a Happy Qui!!  Coat Model = CupcakeChique

I’ll wear my coats when next I visit heart-thumbnailDallas.
At which time I’ll drop back in on “Jerry’s palace.”

Have you been to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX? It’s beautiful, good Lord.
Any game this season is a good visiting reason – Dak and DEM BOYS are Going HARD!

Dear Monday, I’m really on fire because, (well I’ll say it again)
on Thanksgiving, the Redskins were giving and THE COWBOYS took another WIN!!

I missed you this weekend — I cozied up by the fireplace
that is on my wall, an electronic install, perfect for a condo space.

Not to mention that my electronic fireplace yields me an option to see fire with no heat.
This little product is a direct come up from good ol’ Black Friday 2013.

My #ScriptWriting game has been crazy. I’m a major drama inventor.
I’m binding concepts of situations – yet, to soon share with my reel mentor.

Do you ever do that? Hoard eggs that could possibly embolden?
Well I’m over here “egg-laying,” fam – and I think quite a few are golden.

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun!
I smell a journey of adventurous sums.

What have you got up today?
If you see me on the to and fro – tilt me ‘a nod’ or a “Hey-ey!

I’ll speak back if I don’t speak to you first.
You should respond to let me know that I my shout-out was heard.

You wouldn’t believe how many people do not speak back.

Nonsense. Bump that. I’m smiling at you at the next stop light.
I’m Qui
Dear Monday, I’m digging you baby; I’m juicing with writes…

and I love it. Muah!
Qui Kisses

I like the feeling…

In Communication, Griot, Sports, weightloss on November 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm

happy-thanksgiving-2016[NFL dibs]: The WIN goes to the COWBOYS again. #TheyDidIt.
Moms visited, dinner was gifted; tabled contents — we did #RidIt.

Are you still feeling thankful? I am. May the feeling remain.
There was a lot of food, I long chewed – therefore I carry no shame.

Are you still feeling thankful? Did you pack left overs for lunch?
I think the left overs we’ve taken up will go-on-to feed us a bunch.

We had sweet potato pie from Texas to go with the crumb apple and the pecan.dedric-overstuffed
Mom made the sweet potato pie and Cracker Barrel produced the last two pawns.

We ate most of dinners sum and then I worked out like I was in training.
The weather was perfect, good love was erect and the clouds pulled no raining.

Weight? I’m not into gaining, we had a party, a real rumba!
Friday morning will find me back on my grind: jam blocking ZUMBA.

Back on my grind making good memories and hosting good fam.
Back to not watching any type of news or giving a rats sham.

I am both grateful and thankful alike
that I have this artsy outlet of WRITE.

I am both happy and thankful indeed
that life is a gift and love is a seed.

At 6:40pm I have dipped off from the fam for a little literary fun
because I’m happy, I’m full and my COWBOYS WON!!

Congratulations COWBOYS! You are certainly looking better,
I’m Qui
that THANKFUL SHE for life, you and that 10-1 record!

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JuJu on Da Beat

In Communication, dance, Music, Networking, Video on November 23, 2016 at 5:32 am

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Sometimes you have to:

“JuJu on the beat
JuJu on that beat
JuJu on that, JuJu on that, JuJu on that beat
Now slide, drop
Hit dem folks, don’t stop
AYE!
Don’t stop, aye
Don’t stop, aye!”

Right? 

I find myself JuJu’ing quite a bit these days. You should see me sliding down the self-checkout lane.  In the event that you don’t see me and you yearn to want to cop these moves for yourself, peep the ZAY’s and HUMP their dance!

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Believe it or not, even though I keep a well-oiled blog –
when I’m not on the keyboard I fancy the dance than more the talk.

It’s as easy for me to accomplish as getting up to walk.
All I need is a beat and enough room for a squat.

I’m not all over the place when I bust a JuJu,
because I wouldn’t want to land an accidental 1-2.

In the dance choreography when they say “Hit them folks, don’t stop, ” —
Well, I’ve been working out and would hate to lay my lil’ guns on ‘ya.

So when I JuJu on the da beat, I adequately block my space,
I’m Qui
Humping the Zay’s and offering you plenty of floor space.

Let’s dance and let our hair down like nobody’s looking.
Make that #GetIT face — to let me know that you’re crooking.

Oh and…

YOU CUTE!
YOU YO MOMA’S SON!
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Water Cooler Chat

In Communication, dance, fitness, Griot, Networking, Sports, weightloss on November 21, 2016 at 8:45 am

Water Cooler ChatGood morning sweetheart, I’ll make this quick
I’ve upped my level of fitness schtick. 🙂

Yes child, today finds my obliques and my core
a little less fat and very much sore.

Yesterday I spent 8-hours at the ASU Athletic complex
with a lady named Allison Petersen – we made a connect.

I’m a bit high energy, I dance when I walk
Words dance by cadence – I do it when I talk,

I put my money where my mouth was yesterday
and committed to ZUMBA for hours totaling 8.

It was a licensing course, I was sweat riddled – shiny abs and bouncing mammories.
My #FitBit clocked 27,000 steps and I burned 3000 calories.

I don’t eat 3000 calories on any day, so YES – I lost quite a bit of weight yesterday.
Today 2 Aleve have got me on the ease  and I’m off to conquer the day.

The weekend was long, the weekend was strong and I duly had my way.
I admit I’m a workaholic and I thank God — dont want to stop it, my work is my play.

Heyyy! That kind of outlooks sets up good at the start of any day thus I am up
with a cup of jo on the desktop  – yo, and the effects are hyping #MyCrunk!

I’m up, I’m awake and I’m out the door.
I’m Qui
Water is key, so flip the pages and please sip more.
I do appreciate your company. I call it a SCORE!!!
Encore.

#SipUp

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Before I go I have to be a sport and make some MORE noise:
Congratulations on that 9-1 record dear Dallas COWBOYS!

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THEY going HARD!! Stay tuned…

Fridays Contact

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Politics, Self Improvement on November 18, 2016 at 12:44 am

fridays-contactGet close and catch a whift
of this Arizonan gift.

No. We did not come together and pass PROP 205
but a contact with GOOD LIFE will get you high.

Styles P said he ‘GETS IT,’
lyrics over beats  – he spits it.

Me? It’s Friday and I’m on point.
Life is good to me, she’s my joint!

I’m with you – let’s call it a “blessed anoint.”
Life is at hand, stand erect and boink.

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You catch that?

Oink! Oink! Pork-it. Stuff it with all the good things that you’re into.
Then inhale the wind through your sail and pull a smirk or two

because, see, your eyes may not get red, but your mind will be lifted.
My render is your encouragement, of which, I am bearing; I’m gifted.

Get close and catch a whift then go out there and conquer the chart.
Smile at a passer by and share with the broken – your heart.

If 205 had passed I might have encouraged you to “pass to the left.” 😀
I’m Qui
and Fridays Contact has got me feeling intellectually dope… a bit def.

I woke up and inhaled LIFE
from there it seemed everything was alright.

If you’re living
start giving
to yourself.
Health over wealth.

#InhaleTHAT
Friday’s Contact.

Cool Stuff on my desk…

In Communication, Dream Journal, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Sports, TV Shows on November 14, 2016 at 7:19 am

qui-desk-nov2016Good morning sweetheart, I hope that you are well
and have taken a couple of #SelfPreservation moments for yourself.

I dream a lot when I’m asleep. Doth you and do you ever recall?
I usually wake up in the midst of my dreams clutch and yes! — I remember all.

Though as of late the dreams have been a bit different
and I seem to have the option to forget them or to remember.

I journal a lot in book bind, but as of late, I’ve been a little lazy.
I’ve not been doing much journaling but dream noting before the memories get hazy.

I did no dream journaling this weekend, but did I dream? BOY DID I.
I have also retained their memories — and I most certainly did not try.

The dreams have been adventurous in nature, but not necessarily my go-to-fun.
While all may need interpreting on many levels I think I’ve decoded one.

I dreamed of snow on my family’s estate home on a hillside back in a time before my birth.
The snow on the ground: is a metaphor for the cold feelings; my family’s dysfunctional girth.

It was in the final stages of melting and for all that it’s worth
that’s good news for me, my relatives and my last nerves. 😀

There were many more signs and I’m about decoding dreamland scenes…
If you’re nosy like me, drop in on this site and give a go at understanding your dreams:

I keep the link bookmarked inside of my google chrome desk.
I keep my dream research notes real close to my vest.

Who the heck cares about what I’m dreaming?
I do, because it helps me to tighten my seaming.

Speaking of tightening productive seams, when was the last time you tuned into OWN?
I do it every so often because I’m black and I’m grown ISO which generational seeds were sewn

that yield to curse and give way to legacy love.
I tune into OWN because I’m a #SelfEmpowering thug.

This weekend while I was thugging, I came up on Iyanla V.’s show
a show participant read the following piece and I was like ‘Woah.’

I like it very much so I thought I’d share it with you,
and anytime you’re in a bind of angst finds – here’s what you do:

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It’s an awesome goto and now the print is sitting on my desk.
I’m by no ways perfect but always on the hunt to be my best.

Also in my view on this tempered glass desk top
Is a note that says: DEM COWBOYS! DON’T STOP!

Oct 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates with quarterback Dak Prescott (4) after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) celebrates with quarterback Dak Prescott (4) 

The Dallas Cowboys won again. This makes our record 8-1.
Dak will continue to lead the pack, but Romo is not done.

Romo needs time to heal from all of the previous career jeer sacks.
Switching in a hurry isn’t for Jerry; therefore Ro will have Daks back.

Romo isn’t tripping at all – I’m channeling that he isn’t even really that mad
He just wants to go to the Superbowl and he’ll take a captains ride with Dak.

I’m surely pitching for the future. I’d love to see the Cowboys back in the playoff’s.
I was a Troy Aikman girl, then Romo changed my world and now Dak is the new cost.

It’s a bit of a new fit, but isn’t that life.
We just had an election and voted in strife.

Sometimes the coolest stuff happens when you live and let live.
The coolest stuff happens when you’re compassionate and give

a little of yourself, your time and your understanding,
I’m Qui
Up early cleaning my desk and universe commanding.

Who moved my cheese

In Book, Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on November 11, 2016 at 10:39 am

who-moved-my-cheese-coverHave you read the book? It’s the cutest little thing.
It’ll help you overcome any recent hurdle scenes.

It’s a book about 4 principles working as members of 2 teams.
A team of humans and a team of mice, both looking for their cheese.

If you have read the story then you know the plot well,
Hem & Haw and Sniff & Scurrry have an awesome moral tale.

They are per their names – Sniff & Scurry rarely wastes time.
When the scientist moves the cheese they are quick to get on “the find.”

That’s so unlike the other team. Cheese moving? They don’t like it at all!
The disbelief of the vanishing cheese is a stall-of-an-anchor for Hem & Haw.

They spent day after day
searching the last place that the cheese was laid.
Sniff & Scurry duly wasted no time
in locating a new “Cheese Find.”
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The book is a short read;
The moral of it aims a necessary feed.

When your regular routine is interrupted – ‘never mind it.
Don’t Hem & Haw about what’s gone – get up, get busy and find it.

Your happiness is your cheese. It’s wrapped in a peaceful bow.
Wake up this morning and after yawning – go out looking to & fro.

If it’s not where you saw it last, don’t cry about it – please!
I’m Qui
A Sniff & Scurry she, always happy to go out and locate my cheese.
Always Happy about the positive and progressive WE‼️

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I found #MyCheese near  MOUNTAIN A in Tempe, AZ…. #Happiness  #Meditate

News Peruse

In Communication, News, Politics on November 9, 2016 at 2:38 am
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The DOW was shocked into plunging 700 points

America has spoken and this morning many people are crunk –
because Americas 45th President has been voted: Donald Trump.

Electoral votes were 276 – 218
Hillary Clinton lost the campaigning scene.

No sore losers here. We’re all Americans – we’ve got to stay strong.
The DOW sharply fell 700 points as the night of tallying went on.

We woke up this morning to something new and very different indeed.
Americas response is divided; we’ll continue to work on “the WE.”

I fell asleep shortly after 9pm and woke up around 2am – before day
and could not find one local or world news station broadcasting #Celebrate!

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Why not? Someone won the election yesterday. Someone most people voted for.
The next 4-years are yours to love. Congrats Republicans on your score.

I AM WITH HER. I voted my conscience and heart.
America has spoken, but the world doesn’t see us as #smart.

To Hillary Rodham Clinton: Girl you did you best
to offer us a united solution to avoid uncivil rest.

Thank you for being so gracious and conceding on point.
I’m doleful that you won’t be re-occupying the White House joint.

All the same: TODAY IS A NEW DAY! Let us get up and ride this hump!
I’m Qui
On a PERUSE of Presidential NEWSCongratulations Donald Trump.

Betting on #Sweets

In Comedy, Politics on November 8, 2016 at 10:29 am

Mid morning I received this tasty little treat in my inbox. I’m not much of a Krispy Kreme fan, but I do enjoy a fresh baked pastry every now and again, much like the candidates who have been diligent in stopping by for photo op’s at bakeries in various toss-up states. So yeah, this bit of #sweet was in my inbox:

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump walk into a bakery shop.

As soon as they enter the bakery, Donald steals three pastries and puts them in his pocket.

He says to Hillary, “See how clever I am? The owner didn’t see anything and I don’t even need to lie. I will definitely win the election.”

Hillary says to Donald, “That’s the typical dishonesty you have displayed throughout your entire life, trickery and deceit. I am going to show cinnamon-rollyou an honest way to get the same result.” She goes to the owner of the bakery and says, “Give me a pastry and I will show you a magic trick.” Intrigued, the owner accepts and gives her a pastry. Hillary swallows it and asks for another one. The owner gives her another one. Then Hillary asks for a third pastry and eats that, too.

The owner is starting to wonder where the magic trick is and asks, “What did you do with the pastries?”

Hillary replies, “Look in Donald’s pocket”… 😀

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I suppose it’s a cool way to not send a con artist to jail but simply reveal that his actions were all a part of a joke.

I researched the previous funny and found several links that had the two candidates names switched. 🙂 Either way, it’s funny. Go on laugh and then give thought to not only paying for your next fresh pastry but also for the  order of the next person in line (or the one ahead of you). I do it all of the time. I won’t lie, I’m selfish in my doing — I love to see people smile. I don’t care about your political status, but I do love to see you smile.

Let’s SMILE and LAUGH MORE!
I’m Qui
make today a #Sweet score.
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