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Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Video on December 31, 2018 at 5:25 am

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Good Morning Monday. How are you doing?
What hast thou for our collective pursuing?

Perhaps something new, like a infants “coo-cooing,”
or perhaps something stronger, like the jo that you’re brewing?

Me? At the close of 2018, I’d say I’m quite poised for an upgrade to life’s scene.
I’m looking forward to 2019.
Expanding in all ways – always, has always been my thing.

I’m into it.
If you’re into it: WE CAN DO IT.

Let’s grow up and grow out.
Turn up and show out.
Show the youth what unity is about.
Speak encouragement and much less pout.

Whatever you want to do next, do pursue it.
I’m into all that is good in the global hood – Let’s do it.

Good Morning Monday. How are you today?
Let the universe move to our positive sway.

State what you want out of life and be mindful in your take.
Good morning kinfolk. 2018 is closing, are you awake?

Of course, you are.
Let 2019 find you being the star.

let's go.pngRadiate positivity, utilize wisdom and more prayer.
Do unto others as you’d have done unto you; i.e., pack fair.

If it isn’t easy- keep at it. Lean not unto under-handing folks.
Please know that karma is real and deals boomerangs to the throat.

You’ve gotta’ know this. Love will cure all and cease your yawning.
But only if you are awake. Wake up to love and Good Morning.

I don’t have to remind you that Monday marks things anew.
Though I would like to encourage you to enjoy being you.

You have made it to another day and so close to meeting a new year,
I’m Qui
Happy New Years Eve to thee. May 2019 yield you much more cheer.

Don’t forget to celebrate with me throughout the new year. You hear? 🙂

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Pat & Turn’er have nothing on Paula Patton

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Video on December 28, 2018 at 2:22 am

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Talk about ‘walking a project through
Paula Patton is one of three Producers of TRAFFIK‘s truths.

Have you seen this relatively new 2018 film release?
I saw it on hump day and it is a beast!

It’s a Suspense/Horror piece based off of an ongoing, true scene.
It stars Paula and Omar Epps regarding a human trafficking ring.

Cali is the place where this story unfolded, resembling a romantic one,
but then certain hell rode in via Harleys & gin and killed all of the fun.

John and Brea were joined by Darrin and Mila for an impromptu date…
You’ve got to see what happened to Paula and the other three as the night grew late.

To add to my horror is the realization that this is happening in the United States.
Deon Taylor, the Writer/Director was inspired by headlines to create this screenplay.

traffik_paula-patton_omar-eppsDeon and his wife Roxanne are the other two producers of Traffik.
The film was budgeted at $4million and made $9Mil. That’s a reel hit!

Yes ma’am and yes sir! That is it!
Education and entertainment via a cinematic vent.

Please do not take my word for it – peep Paula’s Traffik
It’s riddled with edgy moments and eerie plot twists.

The title of this piece starts out introducing Pat & Turner.
If you aren’t familiar with the phrase, the aforementioned parallel will be a burner.

Pat & Turner are also known as your feet: ol’ right and ol’ left.
Paula did magnificent acting and producer-work on this tale.

With the statistics of human trafficking, I was impaled.
More than 60% are African American. We’re still for sale?

What the hell and why? If you’re stunned, then you are just like me.
Though the film laid out quite simply that it’s a million dollar industry.

This film kind of reminds me of GET OUT in the way that I was hanging on the edge – and for so long.
I recommend that you see Traffik with family and friends; its message and view is quite strong.

Pat & Turner are known for taking you from point A to point B
and Paula Patton not only walked this project through but she even acted in the piece.

Allow me to enjoy this sweet release. John Singleton and Ice Cube do it all of the time.
I just love when I get the opportunity to write about women of the same stock who are on their grind.

Women like Oprah and Queen Latifah, like Jada Pinkett-Smith and Vivica Fox.
That’s right! I’m doling out specific mentions because Black Girls Rock!

We can Write/Produce/Direct/Act, Pop & Lock! Now you know,
I’m Qui
Patting Turn’er and hoping you don’t overlook this film as a burner. Traffik is a dual show.

Entertaining + Educational

The most efficient way to go.

COME UP

In Communication, dance, Griot, Self Improvement on December 26, 2018 at 5:39 am

come-up.pngClimb atop of this hump and peep the awesome view.
Yesterday I celebrated a special birth and the specific gift of YOU.

I really did and I really do appreciate you.
It’s been 360-days that you’ve supported me with the “come through.”

Yep! I’m into you; thus, as I elevate I am taking you with.
I’m more than a salsa, more like a 7-layer dip.
Me and you, go together like cream & whip.
The storyteller and the comprehender — THIS is our –ish!

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Click HERE for the 7-Layer Dip Recipe

Do COME UP if you have not.
Digging me in secret? You little snot.

Come closer, please do. Your energy drives me hot.
Plus a refreshing vantage view is the fabric of my thoughts.

Whether good or naught
It is good to share invigorating thoughts.

Speaking of, did you get some over the holiday?
I pray thee did COME UP in the bedroom and slay!

If you did, good morning and hooray!
If you did not, please cop some today.

Nobody else is reading this – it’s just you and me. Okay?
We are still in a phase of the holidays; you still have today.

For us to collectively COME UP on prosperity is my dream
and my pitching prayer for 2019.

In a few days, a new sur-number will be our scene.
I’m looking forward to more good times. If you know what I mean.

dance-a-jig.gifClimb atop of this hump with me and let’s dance a jig.
If you’re still on vacation, let’s sip a swig.

Child, it’s not too early. We’ve already been over this.
Life is serious most of the year, for the remainder lets exploit a little bliss.

Good morning, kiss-kiss, and sip-sip. We can put an early wink in our coffee.
A little Baileys Irish with chocolate or perhaps jo that tastes like toffee?

COME UP on a new flavor, come on a new routine.
COME UP on what’s good in life; maintain or change the scene.

Me? I’m up early because “the write” dictated my yawn.
I’m Qui
Still enjoying thee at day 360; still UP for your charms.

BRING IT IN!
Let me hold you in my literal arms.

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DAYBREAK

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on December 24, 2018 at 5:40 am
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“DAYBREAK” – Image was taken by Qui

Darkness feels as if it waxes cold from pole to pole,
but let it not chill the bones of your beloved soul.

Remember to bundle up; remember to take care and be safe.
Know that joy cometh at the first sign of morning; stay tuned for DAYBREAK.

A Merry Christmas is on the way, can I make you a cocktail or two?
You say it’s too early on a Monday? I say, “Child, what’s wrong with you?

The early morns chill was made for a warm ale or cedar brew.
Top of the morning to ye kin, shall I make you a mimosa or two?

Perhaps a simple cup of jo will do?
DAYBREAK is on the horizon, the choice is ours to pick and choose.

This week is yours to win or lose. I’m ISO a “W” for me.
Let DAYBREAK find me in leisure; to smell the roses is key.

When standing in darkness be mindful to pray and self educate
then expect the universe to soon yield you some level of DAYBREAK.

And when it does remember to be a giver, as you enjoy the upwards take.
Remember night is at its darkest just minutes before DAYBREAK.
Okay?

I’m counting on you to remember.
I’m counting on you to make the best of this December.

Enjoy the weather, enjoy the sounds,
enjoy the ambiance and the people around…

Look again and see everything in a new light,
I’m Qui
Good morning DAYBREAK. Now let us meet her @ living our best lives.

Nevermind what happened yesterday and last night.
Let DAYBREAK be the RESET swipe.
Good morning sweetheart. Enjoy the sunshine.
I’m counting on you to give this day new life.

 

Still

In Comedy, Communication, Networking, Self Improvement on December 21, 2018 at 5:41 am

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With everything that’s going on in the world, I am still happy about the sum.
Life is good, there’s civilization beyond the woods —
relax and allow the holidays to yield us some fun.

Last night I slept hard and this morning I arose early — then dozed off again.
I’m really enjoying this Christmas Break. I pray this vibe to be slow to end.

Today is Friday, a calendar high-day, my friend
I’ll be inside, but my thoughts will reside in the wind.

My mind is in a Christmas bin. I’ve got a wee bit more of wrapping to do.
Though, before I arise to do any of that – I wanted to check in with you.

What have you got going on, Boo? Are you on a long weekend that will roll you into the year 2019?
Or are you closing shop today, fully expecting to work at some point over the next two weeks?

I pray it’s the former of the two that I speak,
In any case, I bid thee, “a Happy Holiday and Prosperous 2019.”

I’m done with the shopping and am free to kick it with you
though I must admit I haven’t created my Christmas menu.
Have you?

whip-cream-strawberry-chocolate-cupcake.jpgI am feeling a little more frisky than usual in the kitchen,
last night’s grocery list did include whip cream in its mentions.

Yes, I bought it.
Wish me well to utilize; naught it.

Are you up for it? Are you down?
You can still get it when the family is around.

Just find a private place and don’t make a sound.
The feeling is autonomous when the holidays are bound.
Ain’t nothing wrong with 6,9 or the downward dog pound.

Still, grown people often miss it.
If there’s an opportunity under the mistletoe – I want to kiss it.

Kiss me back.
Dear Christmas: Be a meal and not a snack.
Fill me full and let the calories lack.

Intellectual Kinsman: I’m sure that you can feel that.
Dear Santa: Come with a new jib in your bag.

elf-n-wife.jpgI could certainly use that.
When I’m not creating scripts, I’m a hands-on filming cat.

Couple that with my propensity to prosper with gadgety things,
and you’ll have insight into what makes my bell ring.

Alas, the weekend is ours to give and the weekend is ours to take.
I really hope that you relax this weekend for your own sake.

Rest shouldn’t be reserved for Christmas Day.
Getitin this weekend and don’t forget your play.

After such is done I hope to retreat to the kitchen and craft a view
that looks something like a traditional Christmas Day menu.

Are you down to be up? Are you up to be down?
I’m Qui
Still into thee and challenging you to do the downward dog pound.

Because you’re far less stressed when naked yoga abounds.

A Cup of Jo’ to GO…

In fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on December 19, 2018 at 8:21 am

The benefits of coffee include:

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It’s a good Wake Me Up!
– if the brew is strong that fills your cup.

An innard stimulator.
If you’re constipated – it’s a regulator.

You can sip it out of a cup
or you can insert it into your butt.

It’s really UP to you.
Coffee is what’s up; wake up – it’s true.

Me? What do I do?
I make a strong brew.

I like to thermos it
for an all-day fresh sip.

phaedra-rhoa-coffee-enema.gifI’m into wellness and internal detox.
I’m into coffee enemas and colonics rocks.

I liken A Cup of Jo to GO to being like Hip-Hop.
Once you get started… why would you stop?

Unless of course, you have the tendency to fill rushed.
Does drinking too much bean makes you a little anxious?

Well, love, you make the call.
I just know Jo yields a GO that is known to kill “the stall.”

So I sip it and I sniff it in between smelling MMJ strains
at the local dispensary located off of Main.

Coffee is dimensionally known to ‘do the dang thang,’
A Cup of Jo To GO helps me to focus, mane.

A sip or two is all that I need to get ready.
I was introduced to an awesome grind by Fab5Freddy.

Water weight? It’ll get you to pissin.’
Ease up on diuretic aids and get to sippin.’

I’m just saying and doing a little purpose-playing, yo!
I’m Qui
Good morning mid-week, can I get you A Cup of Jo to GO?

How do you like it, yo?

Yes.

In Griot, Self Improvement on December 17, 2018 at 10:59 am

yes-leisureOoo Lord, it’s almost noon.
I’m in love with life – in a bit of a swoon.

What’s new, you ask?
My next breath and not my last!

You can laugh – and it’s true.
Yes. I’m into life; I love the view.

I’m also loving on you. How are you doing today?
Did the weekend find you working hard? I pray thee did play.

Me? I did a little bit of both,
though collegiate work ruled the most.

When company dons next, I’ll hail a toast
for my GPA is something at which to boast.

Inside I am reel’y bursting at the seams;
visions of sugar plums dance in my dreams.

Yes. I am happy.
Hair perfectly coiffed in a natural state; nappy. 🙂

Yes, child. I am awake and still in my pj’s.
I have been a good lad – I’m going to enjoy this break.

What will this day find you participating in/partake?
Are you out and about, working it out? God is good and hooray!

Hey-ey! My wit matches my fashion.
5-4-3-2-1, I’m into R&R action.

Yes. Today is Monday, but I certainly wouldn’t know
save for my trusty digital clock that doth show.

I hope that when you get the opportunity to join me, that you do.
I know that you deserve a break today too –
and don’t spend your time eating McDonald’s food.
Let me spring for lunch. )))HUGS((( Boo, I got you.

Yes. Let’s break from it all
and take a well-deserved stall.

I’ll hit the shower if you’ll promise to catch this vibe,
I’m Qui
bidding a good afternoon to thee, let’s break, relax and live our lives.

 

 

 

Sweet Sabbath

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on December 16, 2018 at 5:50 am

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Good morning dear fam! What’s really good?
Have you plans to get out – go cruising the neighborhood?

Is the weather fair in your atmosphere, is all well in your life?
Is this a moment of trial? Are you going through; experiencing a little strife?

I’m sorry if you are, though rest assured that all will be alright.
If you are able to read this blog, you are able to see your own light.

Today is a day of opportunity. Today you can begin again.
No one is above another. We all are kinsmen to sin.

That just means none of us are squeaky clean
unless you were just born. You know what I mean?
And if you were just born, you sho’ ain’t reading this feed! 😛

God is good and good morning to you.
Did you go to church or are just being spirituallike we do?

Either choice is ‘truly what’s up,’ and I’m glad that you’ve gotten to do it.
Sweet Sabbath yields a start to a new week — no worries, you’ll get through it.

It also means that we’re getting closer to another holiday that doth fit us:
Ye ol’ gift-giving Christmas.

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Why do we heavily emphasize the “gift giving” part?
— It overshadows the mass-collective-love in our hearts.
Perhaps this a tradition we should revisit and sort?

Today is a new day to a new week thus a new start.
I’d like to make “thanks” the first gift I submit to you from my heart:

T H A N K   Y O U 
for another year of coming through.

I can’t get enough of watching you
and kickin’ Griot over a headline or two.

You make all the differenceyou really do.

Good morning Sweet Sabbath, good morning kinfolk,
I’m Qui
Up to praise the creator and redeem my soul.

Come with, do participate. You can do it at home — it costs no cash.
Just lift your head towards the sky and give thanks for this Sweet Sabbath.

Thursday Word Say

In News on December 13, 2018 at 12:34 am

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Good morning sweetheart. I don’t have too much to say,
I just thought I’d hit you up with a couple of words for the day

and they are: corroborate and collaborate.
This week, these words are heavily in play.

What doth young Twitter tweet from the hill today?
Any word of Tuesdays verd‘ & confession of 8 in play?

Tuesday was a big day and all day Wednesday I stayed glued
to a variety of stations heralding pro and con relations;
with popcorn, I’ve been watching the tube.

Corroboration means evidence — which is exactly what DC Prosecutors and Michael Cohen have.
Collaboration means working together; comparable to the president and Michael Cohen’s past.

Poor Manafort. He never said a word in his defense.
He’s still wearing a jumpsuit and sitting in prison; hence,

Michael Cohen spoke up quickly;
he waited patiently to tattle intently.

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Saying Too Much often yields to A Setup

In Communication, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on December 10, 2018 at 8:19 am

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A genius R.E.M. once said:

Oh, life is bigger
It’s bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I’ve said too much
I set it up…”


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A wise Qui once said:

“Stop talking
and focus on your walking.

Things will never let up
if you’re constantly trying to “setup.”

Whatever crazy off-the-cuffs that you want to divvy — DON’T DO IT.
Your future is always in the building stages – please don’t screw it.

I suggest we zip our lips, raise our arms and waive mo.’
I suggest working on an unspoken vibe; taking notes from PEYO:


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Peyo says nothing at all and wordless compassion is the perfect ‘get up.’
I’m Qui
Good Morning to thee. From blah-conversation please do break free to avoid a future setup.”