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Merrin Dungey’s Reel’ness

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on January 31, 2018 at 8:11 am

Merrin Dungey.jpgUnbelievable resume! Do you know of any shows that’s Merrin has been cast in? Did you know that she’s in a new series on Fox?

Let me slow down, rewind and reveal that Merrin has been cast in many hit shows that you may have been and still are a fan of. The list includes

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I first remember her catching my eye in the early 2000’s as a cast member in Malcolm In The Middle and then I was fortunate to catch her in an old episode of MARTIN. That was a long time ago. Since then she’s been in many other shows but primarily in a guest role and limited episodes;  most times no more than one episode per hit show. And that’s too bad, because I’ve always enjoyed her. She had an awesome career on ABC’s former series Alias but when it ended Merrin vanished from the weekly broadcast line ups until as of late. Have you heard of Fox’s new series Resident? Merrin Dungey is in it and she’s a mainstay character. Oui!!
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About Merrin Dungey in RESIDENT
I have divvied another DVR slot to be spent.

I have not seen it yet, so I’m no selling vein.
Like I told you before I’m not into the ER show ‘thang.

I am a fan of The Good Doctor, the cast is a good mix.
Plus I dig the reeled journey of a Doc whose autistic.

Merrin is a steady actress who has not met the word QUIT!
Therefore I’m pretty stoked that she’s in regular cast on RESIDENT.

Born a Leo, August 6th and in 1971
reaffirms Ms. Dungey is likely a whole lot of fun.

A no-limit journey is definitely a Leo’s sum in life.
I’m Qui
a Leo as well, peeping Merrin’s RESIDENT work on Monday nights.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News on January 29, 2018 at 7:03 am
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My morning cup of jo

Good Morning Monday and wouldn’t you know,
I woke up wee early to Morning Joe?

Oh don’t even think that I’m going to sit here and recap the political spew.
I just appreciate their chatter and the attractive Mika Brzezinski view.

Her hair, posture and messages are always on perfect cue.
I dig the power media duo – I think their coupling is cute.

Thus, I share moments of my jo with them
as I began to piece together how the day will be hemmed.

mika_joe_morning joe coupling.jpgGood morning sweetheart. I hope that you’re feeling alright.
Say your prayers and get out there – be productive straight through the night.

The days news is not new but Joe hit on something pretty hot
He is using his position to educate us about faux FOLLOWER bots.

You know your fav celebrity’s followers tally that runs into the thousands in numbers?
Well many of them aren’t real people at all, but are profiles from cyberspace, in slumber.

Corporations are now learning this and like Morning Joe said
“Celebrities please don’t let your followers ‘say’ influence your head.”

Your real followers posts are likely being drowned out by the bots.
You’re still all that, indeed!! It’s just that your followers may not.

FB is prime playground for bots. During the prez election they incited division.
There was so much social media yuck – I tuned completely out and took up network television.

I’d rather be entertained
than to focus on a runaway train.

But it used to be fun…
When nuclear war wasn’t the relative sum.

Right?
So did you see The Grammys last night?

I did not but I DVR’d.
Last night found me to be the homework star.

I got it done!
Afterwards, I sipped a cocktail sum.
It consisted of no rum,
though shortly there after – I was done.

I slept hard and dreamed well.
I awoke this morn with a new story to tell.

In short order: I better get cracking and get to it!
I’m Qui
And it’s Monday baby. Let’s have fun and blow through it.

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Good Morning Monday. XOXO

He Struck Me

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows, Video on January 26, 2018 at 12:00 am
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Black Lightning struck me differently. 🙂

I’m quick with my reflexes but before I could get my viewing bearings straight, He Struck Me and I liked it. I liked it so much that I turned the other cheek and then to my DVR to schedule more to time to kick it with him. His name is BLACK LIGHTNING, have you seen him?

Most people in Freeland have seen him or at least heard of him. I live in Phoenix and I hadn’t seen hide nor hair of him until about two weeks ago on a Tuesday when I whimsically flipped the remote control onto CW and he was like Ba-BAM!!!
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I was like, “Yes, yes. What have we here?”
He’s an educator with a past and (starting to look like) Dad Of The Year!

He’s not married, ladies – but he was.
He made two daughters out of love.

The ex-wife is Black Lightning‘s youthful love;
she’s still in his life, offering support and hugs but

the two parents can’t be in a relationship together.
He’s a great hero for the community folk — but for her, t’was rough weather.

I don’t know the depths of that storyline as we are only into episode two.
Black Lightning airs on Tuesdays. If you’re near CW consider copping the view.

He’s cute too, his real name is Cress Williams 
and his IMDB profile makes him a man poised to catch millions.

He’s no rookie, he’s been in the television and film game forever.
Wikipedia says he’s 47, though the way he’s kept his body… isn’t God clever?

I am a fan of man and I do appreciate the view of Tuesdays CW.
Mr. Black Lightning: I’m also a fan the latex suit that’s covering you!

Mama Mia!
Yes daddy, I see ya!

I see YOU too, kinfolk! It’s Friday! What have you got up for the eve?
I’m Qui
and I just wanted to share with thee, that Black Lightning Struck Me.

Married To It

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 22, 2018 at 6:16 am

Bravo’s Married To Medicine reality series is an hour block of time that I really and truly enjoy. Politics, ethics, relationships and creative television content are lacking a great amount of wellness; therefore, watching this reality series is like taking Vitamin C. It offers functional insight into relative professional and familial dysfunction.

The cast consist of six women, four of which are doctors. They are:

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heavenly_kimes_mtm.jpgI love these women. Dr. Heavenly is the only DDS in the group and she used to be the only cast member whose husband is also a doctor (MD) until Dr. Contessa joined the cast this season.

Aghhhh!!! That’s what’s up! There’s nothing like reeling the reality of everyday power couples. They’ve got my attention, I’m sizing them up and I like the way they stand. Purposeful.

The reality storyline touches on the relationship issues of a few of the women like Quad, Dr. Simone and even Dr. Contessa . Hardly anyone is spared this season… each one is Married To It.

dr_simone_cecil_mtm.jpgDr. Simone and hubby, Cecil are in the throes of working through a conflict. Cecil took 25K out of their joint bank account worth no heads up to Simone. While working through it we learned that he did so to invest in an adolescents side-gig app that connects adult neighbors with available teens who are willing to do domestic chores for a relative fair: KIDZ FORCE.

quad_eugene_mtm.jpgQuad and her psychiatrist hubby, Dr. Greg are having .miscommunication issues. Dr. Greg has been trying to communicate that he wants a child or two with his wife; a legacy from his loins to share his successes with, but Quad is midway with her successful accomplishments and would not like to stop at this point and start a family. The two of them make an adorable and beloved power couple, with much to offer the viewing public. I suggest they pull it together. I’m pulling for them to both achieve their relationship and legacy objectives.

Miss-Renee-Married-to-Medicine.jpgDr. Contessa is new to the scene and her hubby seems to be cool beans however it was their nanny, (R&B Singer Donell Jones’ mother) Ms. Renee, who brought the ill drama and owns the spotlight of “the misunderstood.” She called her employer (who is Dr. Contessa) [a] “black doctor -itch.” Why? And to Make matters worst she said it at Mariah’s house at a square event in front of the entire cast, crew members and other guests. I sure hate that. This show is about growth and that particular scene wrenched a growth stunt. Ms. Renee seemed sweet enough prior to losing it. I can’t wait to see how she broaches redemption and what she attributes her past vulgarities to.

dr_jackie_curtis_mtm.jpgDr. Jackie and Curtis are communicating again. That’s good.
Curtis stepped out on her and rumors implied that he was serving wood.

He has since stepped out of his feelings and gone back to reclaim his life.
He’s making in-home visits to Dr. Jackie; the long form apologize.

Hey! He’s gotta start somewhere.
The fact that Jackie is open – is more than fair.

Way to go you two! Life is real, ain’t no crooking.
Time is non refundable
Curtis I appreciate you being humble.
Your character is shining and the world is looking.

Toya and Dr. Eugene: You two are the most fun!
The diehard Eugene does his thing for Toya & sons.

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No disruptive news there.
Seems when in Love all is fair.

Taxes still matter – they squeeze like the mob.
Eugene is not Jamaican but indeed has 3 jobs.

Toya keeps him happy. She is his baby truly.
She’s eye candy, she feeds him dandy and wags a big booty.

Southern girls!

Collard greens and cornbread go well with a well balanced life.
I’m Qui
And when it comes to reality reel this series is worth the bite.

I’m all in – hook, line, sinker and relative bits.
The group is a nice mix of professionals that halt us from sick.
Yes-Yes! I’m Married To It.

PEACE and the DEUCE

In Communication, fitness, Networking, Self Improvement on January 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

peaceI’m currently feeling both: PEACE and the DEUCE. While driving away from my 7:15a.m. yoga class at the Tao Healing Center, at approximately 8:45a.m., I threw up the DEUCE as the view of the building became smaller in my rear view mirror. I was completely submerged in PEACE. I harnessed it in class. The class promptly started at 7:15 but I was about 10 minutes late. Tsk-Tsk and shame on me, right? Well, actually, I was bringing with me a guest and she was a bit delayed so, I kind-of made up for it. Kind-of. 🙂

We stretched, tapped & patted our bodies into an awakened state, our blood pumped more fluidly and circulated with more ease… we breathed in a space encompassed with the sounds of dole drums and hums. It was magical. I prayed, gave thanks (internally) and meditated in the space. I felt the energy of the man meditating in front of me. It was beautiful. I don’t know his name, but gosh I enjoyed his energy. He didn’t speak a word, he was a mere participant in class, but his energy? I enjoyed it so much, that I had to comment to him at the end of class. He received my appreciation. Namaste.

the-deuceThe instructor’s name of this morning’s class was Bretta; she’s also known as PEACE, (her spiritual name). I didn’t learn this information until the close of class. I should have known! That’s the exact feeling that washed over us during the 1.25-hours that we were in class with her.

This is how I began my day and pray that you began yours with PEACE, also. However, if a vibe of negativity is working on your nerves right now – I beseech thee, upon reading this to give it the DEUCE.

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If you find an excess of politics divvying out energetic strife —
You could probably use a little bit of Tao Yoga in your life.

I know I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again:
meditation and prayer have got to be your best friends.

How could they not?
Hell is still too hot. 😉

You know what I’m saying? You get the point – I’m sure.
You, acknowledging your body may be part of the cure

to keeping ill vibes from infecting your spirit and soul.
Kinfolk, today’s Tao Yoga class was worth my weight in gold.

Wooo! It’s a great way to start a day, even though I was a few minutes late!
I’m Qui
and being late has never stopped me from piling good vibes onto my plate.

Though — it won’t happen again Tao Guide, Peace.  I bid tardiness the DEUCE!
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The Happiness Advantage

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 15, 2018 at 4:32 am
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Catch it!

There is empirical evidence that happiness can lead to a more productive and successful life, according to Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage: Seven Principles.”

Let me say it again, ‘Happiness leads to success.’

Therefore, happiness is not only found at the end of success. Right?

Correct!

Then, be happy – now! Why wait? This information should further encourage you to enjoy your life’s journey. Happiness is that thing that makes the journey not seem so long or arduous. Please forfeit leaning towards the notion that happiness will be found “at the end of” success. For us to assume this – is to rob ourselves of all of the happiness going on around us, right now.

Do you see it? Catch it and ride it all the way to success!

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It’s obvious that I’m into this semesters Psychology course; brain insight has got me shook.
I’m eating it up, (it’s almost tangibly in my gut) – so much so, I had to share Shawn’s book.

I hope that you don’t find it cheesy that I’m sharing with you my curriculum course reading.
I’m Qui
and The Happiness Advantage is a read that leads to better mental and physical well-being.

The following list of ideas is not a part of Shawn’s book
but the info is so spot-on, I thought you’d better take a look:

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PROUD MARY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Theater, Video on January 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

I’m just in from Hawkins Theaters premier debut of PROUD MARY and Taraji P. Henson did her thang!

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No spoilers here. Should you see it? Yes honey!
There was a whole lot of action/script drama and a lil’ funny.

It wasn’t a comedy but life can be a gas.
I’ve been in a hairy situation or two and had to laugh.

taraji_p_henson_proudmary_silhouette.jpgProud Mary is an assassin and her ex-beau is fine.
He’s the dude from HTGAWM – from Analise’s line.

In Proud Mary his name was Tom and he was able
To hold down the leading male role; quite stable.

I enjoyed his presence.
Proud Mary bore a lot of Christy Love’s essence.

You probably don’t know or remember Christy Love?
But she is exactly what Cinematography needs more of.

She was the television version of the principle character in FOXY BROWN. Like Christy and Foxy, Mary shows up and throws down.

She can hold her weight in chrome pounds.
She rarely misses if she fires a sound…

Heavy stunt action work owned the view –
like any boom-bang film starring Tom Cruise.

Again — I LOVED IT.

Taraji is showing up for that action hero title!
I support the view. We could use a new femme action icon.

Right on to the reel – and reel to the right on!!
A woman’s touch is what’s needed when things go wrong.

billy-brown3.jpgI’m proud of Ms. T. P. Henson and her co-star Billy Brown!
They filled the theater, thickly in my fair melanin town.

They get a BIG POUND! 👊🏾

The bay was packed with large groups of 10 or more.
For me, this film was a more personal score.

I sat in the back
In a tilted black hat.

I observed the laughter – I observed the gasps.
I observed a good time that by all – was being had.

and so I was quick to come home and tell you all about it.
I’m Qui
That PROUD of MARY, she. So much so, I had to content shout-it!

Open for plans this weekend? Friends or solo, choose to be merry!
Get dolled up — or maybe not. Regardless, go out and enjoy PROUD MARY.

Happy ENERGY Friday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm
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Because I’m always HAPPY

All week long, I have been on a high
I’ve laughed so hard until I cried.

My fam is blessed, see no one died.
Life is not promised. I’m glad to be alive.

My children are safe, their rooms are… their own.
I’ve got an SUV full of gas and a cool, peaceful home.

There are a few Tubmans in the bank – so all is well and fine.
It’s actually quite lovely outside [72 temp nigh], thus I wont be all-day online.

Shopping: I’ve found a cute pair of  boots, whose price is  way too fair.
They would look great with my new skirt, my complexion and hair.

I’ll be in the AZ today Happy ENERGY grinning.
FOCUSING on the moment; maintaining my “WINNING!Qui_Capt_Morgan

Yes! I’ll be talking to my neighbors, patrons in the mall and on the streets
regarding whatever commonalities we may have. Yes! I love “the spontaneous meet.”

So if you see me on the move in an SUV or on foot about
don’t be afraid to say, “What-up Qui? I’ll be quick to return the shout!

Good ENERGY is strong and I love sharing it with you.
I’m a lover of LIFE. For she is my Boo.

The reasons for the high energy about me are many.
Beyond love, life, you and shopping, blessings still exceed plenty.

Happy Friday – because surely THIS has been a long and productive week,
I’m Qui
Taking it all in, flashing a grin with the win and 2 steps from hugging thee. 😀


HUG me

 

Wide Open Wednesday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 10, 2018 at 5:06 am

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What’s on your mind today? Is it good or is it naught?
You can share it with me. A penny for your thoughts.

What’s on my mind at present, is the good that this day does hold.
I’m already grateful at lifes table – anything beyond my breath is solid gold.

Behold, my mind and my heart are wide open to lots of love and play,
I’m Qui
Consider getting with me; experience a Wide Open Wednesday.