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I’m Thankful for

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on November 21, 2018 at 6:07 am

lady-w-raw-turkey.gifGood morning to you. Are you feeling alright?
Today I’m Thankful to God for my life.

I’m thankful to you for coming by,
and I’m thankful that you can comprehend. That ain’t no lie.

If I wanted to keep a secret from you, and in the past, I did try,
but somehow you saw through me; I keep cellophane nigh.

I’m thankful that you don’t want me to ‘put-on‘ for you.
I’m thankful for your midterm civic duty; you really came through.
Mmm, ooo, and thank you. )))HUGS(((

It’s Wednesday now, our beloved Day 3,
and just one day before the day of the feast,

Natl-Lampoons-Christmas-TurkeyI hope to God I don’t dine like a famished beast.
Then again, I can’t – my mouth jewelry won’t allow me.

Me and my braces.
Eating doesn’t yield one of my prettier faces.

However, I love my orthodontist. Their services are worth my while.
And I don’t reckon I’m too far off from correcting the bite of my smile.

I hope, I do hope – but until then it’s dope to not eat a lot.
Still, my darn chocolate cravings too often than not – hit the spot.

I’m thankful for chocolate and tomorrow I’ll opt for chocolate French silk pie,
I’m Qui
Thankful for thee because I’d just be talking to me if you didn’t stop by. 😀

THANK YOU.

A is for Arizona’s Awesome Atmosphere

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on November 19, 2018 at 3:45 am
In good company

Ever since the midterm vote and Kirsten Sinema‘s blue —
Arizona has been yielding a much friendlier hue.

I’m telling you and child it feels good.
What’s the vibe saying in your neighborhood?

I spend a lot of my dwelling time in the great state of Texas 
and it used to be the color red between states that connected us.
But now that is not true,
Arizona has turned blue 
And I’m loving “how the midterms has affected us.”

It really, really feels good, y’all.
Cheddars is the place to dine and stall.

Or so it was Saturday afternoon; 
the diversity of patrons did swell and boom.

I eat at Cheddars in Texas and Arizona all of the time.
Originally established in Texas their hospitality shines.

Usually, when I dine in Arizona, my presence sticks out a lot,
The crowd is generally white but the menu hits the spot.

Arizona has a diverse bag of residents, though we haven’t really been mixing.
Folks weren’t sure if it was okay to be chatting, shooting the bull and chitting

about politics, familial affairs, or world news.
So, we held our peace and piece until A-Z turned blue.

Yoo-hoo! Neighbor-oo, how do you do?
I’ve been looking out of the window wanting to talk to you.

Can I offer you a cup of juice or how about coffee?
That’s the new dialogue that seems to be about me  

when my melodious doorbell chimes and sings.
Prior to the midterm vote, I’d never heard the thing.

DING! DING!

The southwest atmosphere is absolutely better.
California is on fire,
I pray the Earth to become wetter.

I’m praying for rain.
If I was a Native and knew of a dance
I’d do the darn thang.’
California needs rain.

The atmosphere over there is rather smoky.
Please pray to God for rain, or soon we’ll all be choky.

Don’t be in a pot slowly boiling; don’t be a curious and an uninformed toddler.
Don’t be the casualty to a hot stove that’s only getting hotter.

You get my point? Now pass the joint because Cali’s weed fields are surely burning, 😀
I’m Qui
Happy to be
in Texas and A-Z where blue and purple reflects our yearning.

Turn to God and put-in on a feel-good vibe –  like Arizona’s atmosphere.
Let’s be kinder to each other more because God holds that stuff dear – 
and then He won’t have a choice but to hear:
Cali needs rain.

Cherishing

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 16, 2018 at 12:36 am
Time flies…

Good morning. I woke up with the feeling of winning!
No jars to pickle me in – though I am hooked on KIDDING.

Have you had a chance
to check out KIDDING On-Demand?

Oh, you should. You really should.
It’s quite the SHOWTIME reflection of a ‘perfect neighborhood.’

I hope that Mr. Roger’s hood was not ever so deep.
You’ve got to see Jim Carey’s performance – It’s talking to you and me.

The writers scripted sex, death, and drugs
to accessorize the main story t’was born of love.

The society-observative me thinks so.
Season one came in hot; the cast is a pro.

The narrative view is fresh, it’s strong, and it’s rough.
Jeff Pickles has his shortcomings, yet he is enough.

TNT’s LAST SHIP has sailed, and it isn’t coming back.
Sunday was the last battle on Nathan James’ war track.

I like to watch television a little bit
and it’s channel 573 that I just can’t quit.

It’s called SHORTSTV and it has the best lineups
of creative short films that you can watch in your cut.

Time flies when you’re having fun and reviewing your peers.
I’m a student of film, popcorn, mimosa’s, and cheers.

I’m truly entering into my happy zone as Fall’s essence begins to ring,
and then I hear that Kim Porter’s crossed over; she exited the scene.

XO.

PDiddy aka Mr. Love: I am doleful for you and your beloved children.
Please take heart knowing Kim won’t be far – and that you’ll see her again.

Kim did cross over, but her love won’t ever end.
This morning I arose and with intent, my knees did bend.

I’m praying for you; you and the fam are not alone.
Kim Porter was the real deal, I can’t wait to hear the memoir song.

Life is not to be taken for granted, neither is the stretch or the yawning.
I’m Qui
Cherishing life
and my Griot writes, along with your presence on this morning.

WORDPRESS is Pressing Evolution Again

In News on November 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm

Have you felt the new Editor that’s being introduced through the admin’s backdoor? I’m framing it as coming through the backdoor because at present using the new editor is an option.  But we know that the option period is for a limited time only and that eventually, the new editor will be all that is available. 

Me? I have opted to give the new editor a go early because I’ve been on WordPress for almost a decade and am no longer afraid of confronting the evolution that they serve up. It’s usually good. 

So what did I find?

Well, I found that I will now be building my article content in blocks. Which isn’t really so different from typing text onto a blank document, but they are calling the beginning of a new paragraph “blocks” and I’m sure that’s a reference to HTML coding. We code in blocks. I also noticed that the HTML toggle switch is missing at the very top of the new document. However, if you highlight the block, the edit toolbar will appear at the top. Not a bad deal, but definitely something to get used to. 

In order to continue to press out my Griot point of view
It’s best that I learn how to maneuver the new hue.

It appears that WordPress’ evolution is a clever hat
But poses some issues in my Griot format.

In order to write in Shakespeare verse, poetics and Griot slots,
I may encounter a continuance issue at writing in blocks.

Each new 2-line stanza seems to create a brand-new paragraph.
But it’s just 2-lines in a verse; nothing to start a new block at. [?]

In order to compose this Griot piece in format-fashion 
I had to enlist a Word document and pre-viz my passion.

I wrote out my piece, copied and pasted it into one block.
Then once I pressed enter, it made a new block forever 2-line slot.

The extra step of previsualizing rocks and saved me from being confused by the editing evolution,
I’m Qui
And WordPress’ Press of Evolution bodes well for me; t’is my early conclusion.

What sayest ye, o’ WordPress Kin?
Evolution is real and they’re at it again.

FALL’ing for MONDAY

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on November 12, 2018 at 5:31 am

fall-ing.gifGood morning baby. It’s a little chilly outside.
Any chance that we can stay in? I’ll be Daisy and you can drive. 😀

Oh, I kid you. I jive. I know that you have to make that cheddar.
Especially since I’m accustomed to this level of lifestyle and better.

Just knowing that you care for me like this, keeps me wetter — my lobes.
I’ll elevate in school, after feeding you and off to work you go.

This day is poised to yield returns ten-fold. That is if you’re putting-in good.
The universe ain’t as dumb as your friends; your intentions are silently understood.

FALL is a good time to fall back, retreat from the heat and inhale a cooler breeze.
I’m happy to report I’m doing something of the sort – the air is much crisper around me.

I woke up smiling, kind-of wanting to be wilding,
but with a cup of jo and my homework yo,’–
I’m a happy camper; pistons firing.
Though by the day’s end, I’ll be sounding the siren.

FALL invokes me to feel a certain way.
In my fluffy robe, I’m literally frisky and ready to play.

So I’ll create a script today!
Surely this vibe has a lot to say.

It’s Monday already and I plan to enjoy every second of it,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee. I’m FALL’ing for MONDAY and I love it.

Frame your day After you Meditate

In Comedy, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on November 11, 2018 at 10:13 am

Terry-Crews-curious.gifIf you’re asking me, “Why Qui? Do what?
I sincerely wish for you to experience more love.

If you can think more of yourself, others will have no choice but to.
Rest in knowing God created, loves and resides inside of you.

Know without a doubt that your life is worth the living.
And when you’re a casualty of people who fall short –
please don’t let that stop you from love-giving.

Every day upon your initial awake,
take 5-10 minutes to pray and meditate.

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Do it once a day and you may find that you crave more.
I’m Qui
I keep clarity in my life by activating silence at my core.

Don’t let the life-of-the-day run you.
Acknowledge your life first and journey the day through.
Mindful framing can work wonders for me and you.

Aw Yeah

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on November 9, 2018 at 5:34 am

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Be safe.

Alas, it is Friday! What would you like to do most?
Do you remember waking up to momma’s care? She made bacon and toast.

Do you remember getting dressed and jetting off to school?
Remember Friday’s were casual-dress-days at work? You felt cool.

Fridays dubbed as good reason to cash your paycheck and hang with fools.
Remember all the catcalling, the girls, the speed boating… the drool?

Friday used to be a mischievous tool. What is it today?
No pizza and coke or friends to “hooray?”

At the end of the week, adults and children alike
looked forward to going out and doing things that they like.

But that won’t be our story tonight – there’s too much mass-killing.
I pray the weather invokes an in-house get together; good ol’ seasonal chilling.

agreeable-dudeI mean really, that’s how I’m feeling.
Me, you, a few others and wine sounds appealing.

Or we can go to church and do some kneeling.
Then again, we can pray at the crib and forgo the healing.

I’m still on a high
from all of the civic unity that is nigh.

Thank you again for showing that you care.
We’re on a road to peace; I believe we’ll get there.

If all is fair in war let it be double for love,
I’m Qui
and it’s Friday baby. I’m giving LIFE a hug.

Bring it in. 

Manifesting Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on November 5, 2018 at 6:45 am

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Good morning baby, it’s Monday indeed.
I’m high with no coffee beans or weed.
Our pending collective vote is the responsible seed.

I am high off of life and I am plenty, plenty “woke.

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WELCOME NEW VOTERS – Don’t be intimidated.

Good morning Dear Monday, tomorrow we vote.
Stay focused – don’t yield to the hocus; don’t choke.

CALL 1-866-OUR VOTE

What’cha want today? Whatever it is – you can have.
On November 6th, let’s go to the polls and laugh.
‘Not being heard,’ needs to be our new thing of the past.

Let’s make every moment count – life goes way too fast.
This week offers new acceleration; please step on the gas.
I yearn to be closer — like we used to be in the past.

Vroom-Vroom! Are you ready? Are you truly awake?
I’m Qui
Manifesting good for WE – tomorrow is ours to give or take.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? WHAT WILL WE COLLECTIVELY SAY?
Take a moment to meditate and pray; claim this as a Manifesting Monday.

BOO’d UP

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on November 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

good-friends-knowledge-funGood afternoon Sweetie! Naturally, I ate too much candy last night,
though it was the fudge striped cookies that just didn’t do me right.

Did you celebrate Halloween last night? Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to.
No mimic-dress up for me – I was filming Roll B for a degree that I’m in pursuit.

I did dress “the part;” though, not quite one with bite, ghoul or ghost.
My fashion stroll was for the sake of the Cut Away roll – I stuck to the scripts wardrobe.

And not one kid knocked on my do’. That was truly the scary part.
I know Halloween isn’t my neighborhood’s scene – still I’m a kid at heart.

Oh! And of course, I was BOO’d UP.
I had a little something-something going on in the cut. 😉

But like I said no ghouls, goblins, or ghosts.
So, BIG UPS to the guy who held the boom mic pole.
Thank you, dear sir –  you’re a very kind soul. 😀

So then why am I just coming around, if I stayed in all night?
While I was asleep, my stomach and those darn cookies had a fight.

Those cookies are my favorite, el KEEBLER FUDGE STRIPES.
If those cookies are the culprit, I’m facing yet another fright.
I mean, come on man! I just bought those cookies last night.

I digress.
It’s not a must to consume cookies – I guess.
New comprehension; I accept and confess.

What about you, BOO? What have you got UP for today?
I’m Qui
I’m woke and ready to go post watching Oprah in the G-A.

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COZY-UP to the Idea of Good coming for you, in your cut.
Then MARRY the Idea and you’re officially BOO’d UP.

Good Luck.
Much Love.
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