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Oy PaperBoi

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on April 30, 2018 at 8:15 am

AtlantaGood morning o’ neighbor, dear WordPress kin,
I’m back on the subject of PaperBoi again.

I like him and his cousin Earnie, his friends Darius and Tracey too.
I’m into exploiting the schemes, their dreams and the things that they go through

because the episodes are packed with potential to teach someone a lesson.
The fact that PaperBoi didn’t die in episode 9 was a miraculous blessin.’

Did you see it?
The luck of PaperBoi; I wouldn’t want to be it.

I love the show and the cast of members
who pull me back into the south and its consequences…I remember.

Season 2, episode 8 of the ATLANTA series
PaperBoi went to get a pedicure and ended up in trees.

A forested scene showed up when he decided to walk home from the salon.
It was a half-thought-out idea because he needed to get his ‘clear mind‘ on.

In route, he ran into 3 dudes on a cruise who attempted to beat him black and blue.
It’s true and PaperBoi was solid on delivering those 1’s and 2’s.

Via his handy-work, a can of whip-ass was unleashed
and that’s what lead him to run through the trees.

After fighting off the 3 dudes including one firing a gun
an immediate run through the forest seemed to be safer fun

as well as a reasonably good effort to get away from them.
PaperBoi’s life is full of circumstantial hem.

With a shiner on his upper cheek and blood in his mouth
he was still his even-keeled self, with no time to wince or pout.

As he submerged himself into the forests’ fist
he met a homeless man who wasn’t sure if he’d let him live.

The homeless man had mental health issues and such,
it appeared he was in the thick creating deer guts.

Yes. He had a box-cutter and was suffering a mentally-ill head;
he was slicing deer at the bowels and the deer would drop dead.

Upon discovering PaperBoi in the woods, lip bleeding, and cheek cut –
the homeless man started to stalk PaperBoi – calling him “deer guts.”

The man was nuts. PaperBoi asked the homeless man to ‘please not follow!’,
the homeless man put the box-cutter to PB’s throat; making it hard to swallow.

It was some truly hairy stuff.
PaperBoi started to tear up – but he was not cut.

The homeless man didn’t relent but kept the box-cutter at his throat.
PaperBoi had just dodged a bullet in the street and this was like ‘whoa!’

So, he took a chance and fell backward – away from the blade at his throat.
Then he ran through the lush green as if he was a starved and grazing goat.

He did not eat the green, but he didn’t let the forest eat him either.
Had my dad’s life not been so comparably wild,  I’d call the writers outliers.

The show is crazy fantastic; though the stories still ring real.
I’ve got a thing for PaperBoi and Donald Glover’s ATLANTA appeal.

That was episode 8, don’t get me started on episode 9,
but PB, Darius, Earnie, and Tracy wandered across a culture line.

A frat pajama party that PaperBoi was due to perform
lead him to a frat house with a Confederate flag, major weed, and little alarm.

Did you happen to see the show?
It’s about trees, again – but the one folks blow.

Oy PaperBoi and cousin Earnie! It’s a pleasure for me to dig your style,
I’m Qui
Missing the south but no reason to pout, for your series, is relatively wild!

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LIFE with a Side of Bacon and Waffles

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on April 23, 2018 at 7:28 am

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Three Saturdays ago, I began my morning at The Waffle House on University and the 101. The food was good, however, the company inside of the establishment is always a subject to keep your eye on. My last visit was around 10:30 am, I ordered the ALL STAR special: a waffle, bacon, eggs, and grits. Like I said, it was good. I tipped well, but not as heavy as I usually do, because they were a bit busy and slacking on the swiftness of service. Still, the food was good. In fact, that’s why I keep going back; food consistency.

Last weekend James Shaw, Jr. had a hankering for a waffle and ended up at a Nashville Waffle House franchise. All was well until a half-naked gunman comes in shooting. James was quick on his feet and fled to the restroom. The gunman kills four people and the gunfire stops. James sprints from the restroom and bum rushes the gunman – wrestling his gun away from him. James tosses the gun behind the counter and continued in a life-struggle until the half-naked man squirmed out of James’ grasps and ran. He is currently on the lam and James is being hailed a hero. He’s only 29-years old but embodied the courage of an entire police force since that’s what it normally takes to bring down a gunman whose taken public civilians hostage.

Four lives were lost and at the speed at which the half-naked man was shooting, it would have indeed been more had James not taken him down. James is without a doubt the ALL STAR of the Waffle House and the Nashville community today. Nothing tastes as good as life. James Shaw, Jr. preserved many this weekend.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited
to hear good news and be able to cite it.

I’ve been eating breakfast at home – no butter, bread or rice.
I’m conscious of my health and it’s preserving my life.

 

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23-year olds Rashon Nelson, left, and Donte Robinson, right are being arrested. The man in the silver sleeveless bomber jacket is the friend that they were waiting on.

The Waffle House is cool if you want a good breakfast of such.
Thank God a gunman didn’t decide that he’d shoot up a Starbucks.

 

Can you imagine how our lives would have been further tested,
had just moments prior James Shaw, Jr. been arrested?

Last weekend at a Starbucks in Philly
2-black men were arrested and the manager looks silly.

The black men were arrested for waiting on a friend who was white;
he arrived as they were being handcuffed and lead off of the site.

How could this be legal, civil or constitutionally right?
Had James Shaw, Jr. been arrested – how many more would have died?

We need to think about it America. This is who we are.
We are patrons of a Waffle House and James is the All Star.

We all want to live a good life, laugh and be a dynamic lover.
Perhaps we all need to take a look at who we call sisters and brothers.

Breakfast has no race
and evil almost closed down that place.

Why the limitations? Life is a gift and it shouldn’t be randomly taken.
I’m Qui
Drizzling morning wisdom atop of LIFE’s Waffles and Bacon.

Green Means

In Communication, Griot, News, Science, Self Improvement on April 20, 2018 at 10:15 am

butter-lettuce.jpegIt’s almost 10:30 am,  H A P P Y 420 o’ WordPress kin.
Monday through Thursday did its thing, indeed and now it’s Friday again.

The day is dealt a 420 spin and Green is in the air.
Foliage costs money and foliage will burn in spare.

That Means today in Arizona folks will be happy in the streets.
There’ll be smiles and a “Hey child!” from most folks that I’ll meet.

Good people.
Incense fills their steeples.

What about you on this Friday? What have you got on the itinerary?
I’m going to take care of my health, spend a little wealth
and snack-out on chocolate & fruit but no dairy.

I just can’t swallow it.
I’m lactose intolerant.

Anywho, Green Means GO!
As it pertains to cash: Greens is overflow.

As it pertains to 420: Green means plenty
of concentrate and 3-tier smoke.

I’m Qui
Happy 420 to thee.
I’ll be yielding to meaningful research, yo.

Two’s Day

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on April 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

fist-bump-free-stockAnother glorious morning and we are up early to shape the day.
I call it Two’s Day because I like wordplay. I’m obnoxious; I like to play.

But not too much, a childish touch; I adore my playtime with you.
#1. My heart is saddened as the day is dampened by bidding Barbara Bush adieu.

A strong woman with life accomplishments that many of us may never achieve.
She and her beau were 73-years hitched, yo! Can you monogamously conceive?

If you woke up this morning, thank God for life, love, and the ability to read.
I know that you kneeled upon waking up to thank Him for your safe sleep.

Right? Well, that’s what’s up.
Now give God some praise and give me a fist bump.

I could stand for a hug, as well. Human contact is a fundamental need,
as is love, air, and food. Spiritually & physically to live, we must eat.

#2. Speaking of “eat,” I haven’t been eating well. I am brave and stand to face it:
Eating food is difficult to anyone who is new to wearing braces.

I am indeed new.
It’s Day 3 and I’m still having probs with “the chew.

Pray for a sister, too – right after you bless that meal. 🙂
I’m Qui
Smiling silver, still a giver of time for our united appeal.

Let go of all the dead-weight and hop onto “the heal.”

Weighted by PaperBoi

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on April 16, 2018 at 4:11 am

Atlanta

Earnest, Darius, and PaperBoi in ATLANTA

Goodness, gracious, I do love that series ATLANTA.
I watch it by my lonesome for no unnecessary co-banter.

The writers keep a handle on what’s real in the hood.
I laugh, I get a little nervous, but in the end – it’s all good.

The situations? Some are new but most are relatable and well understood.
I live in the southwest, but I originated from a third coast hood.

Atlanta is good cultural food for me in the desert lands of Arizona.
FX gives the best ride of a laid-back vibe from the south upon ya.’

Have you been watching? I’m certainly a PaperBoi fan.
When an opportunity is in the air, he strives to catch it if he can.

Often times, he misses.
Still, his bars are full of dope disses

and he remains largely popular in his hood.
Comedy is at its largest when PB is misunderstood.

There was an episode where PaperBoi was in the backseat
of his hustler man’s car trying to score some weed.

Everything was going alright until
the hustler pulled a gun and -ish got real.

The hustling driver looked in his rearview mirror and said without stall
while pointing a gun into the backseat, “Eh, yo. I’m sorry dawg.”

I’m going to need your bag of cash because my son is sick; today I ain’t selling weed. ‘
Then he asked PaperBoi to get out of his backseat and to relinquish his car keys.

He and hustle man went way back; they had a history that was long.
PaperBoi ended up with dry mouth, empty hands and a sober walk home.

Any chance that you met Bibby? He’s all over episode five or six.
He’s PaperBoi’s barber who’s always in some illicit -ish.

The episode is funny as all get-out, so I won’t say too much
except for it takes an entire episode for PaperBoi to get a haircut.

You would not believe
the day that unfolds– and again with no weed. 🙂

Why is weed a staple in the script?
Because it’s Atlanta and the writers keep it real.

I don’t know, exactly, but I can relate
to what the writers are serving on the FX series plate.

Dip in and DVR the show if you can’t watch it when it airs.
Donald Glover isn’t childish with his gambino – in fact, he’s quite fair.

A successful future, for him, is in the air. I’m glad to be watching.
I’ve set my DVR to record ATLANTA because it’s the vibe that I’m copping.

I’m a southern girl on this Monday morning. I was southern last night before I went to bed.
I’m Qui
Awake and refreshed, a good nights sleep is best – after yesterdays soul food meal and cornbread.

‘Like the society in Atlanta, your girl Qui stays fed! 😉

Quality Infrastructure

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on April 11, 2018 at 6:16 am

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Be it the composition of media, art, your life or the roads
Quality Infrastructure is key to support your ebb and flow.

I’ve been spending a lot of time at the museums and such
I’m smitten by Rennaissance art and the archeologists’ light touch.

I’m a student of the Sciences who’s intensely studying the history of art.
Quality infrastructure preserves well; it’s the best way to project start.

The week is still young, how’s your infrastructure looking so far?
Are you elevating well? Do you need to raise the bar?

You be the foreman of your life; utilize integrity and quality tools.
Meditate and workout; pray in silence or aloud.
Quality investments won’t ever render you ‘the fool.

A clear conscience is what maintains your cool.
Go ahead and hump the goodness that is birthed through you.

Whether you work from home or are corporate seeded,
quality infrastructure is all the more needed.

We all rely on streets, highways and toll roads
to deliver us safely to and fro where we need to go.

chimp-running-with-hubcapWhere are you going? 🙂

 

This is the day that follows day two.
I’m Qui
constantly evolving; to improve is what we do.

Check your core and reinforce every joint.
Quality Infrastructure requires improving many points.

About Mondays

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on April 9, 2018 at 4:46 am

alarm-clock-calendar-close-up-908298.jpgEvery morning can classify as a Monday, as in every morning is a new start.
It may read Thursday on the calendar, but it’s new opportunity at its heart.

Good morning Monday. I’m so glad that you’ve come back around.
Last night I slept quite sweetly; last night I slept quite sound.

All last week I was on Spring Break and nowhere really to be found.
I chose to hiatus in a familial space and camped out in DFW’s Ag-Town.

It was good to be on old stomping grounds. Texas is still the place that I call home.
It was good to visit every cousin, nephew, niece and kin that I can’t visit in the ‘Zone.

Spring Break was refreshing, reviving and real.
I couldn’t wait to come home and record the appeal.

I have a narrative series episode to conceptualize.
The producer is from Cow-Town and has his eye on the prize.

I’m game to help him literally birth a narrative view.
I’m into collaborating on new projects. It’s a Monday hue.

I saw a movie last week; t’was a science fiction gem,
it was Legendary Pictures, “Pacific Rim.”

It didn’t just hit the theaters, — I’m just getting around to taking it in.
It was pretty good, and well understood; I’ll have to go back and give the first one a spin.

This is the second Pacific Rim film. The first starred Idris Elba.
Part two starred his scripted son; a futurist who’s quite clever.

The film was adequately entertaining. I give it a big thumbs up –
and then Sunday rolled in with another win at the Mocha Girls Read book club.

I do enjoy this particular outing; it’s a sisterly critical analysis event.
This weeks review was of Claretta Street, by Kenya Barris’ sister, Colette.

The book club members are relentless in sharing their truths.
Each one is heavily honest, though none are named Ruth.

Monday

Opportunity.

For a writer, a discussion group is the true telling of the tale.
I’m new to this particular group, and so far they have not failed

to remind me to come with the facts and to close all story holes.
These ladies are shaping my audience understanding into tried gold.

On honing the complexities — I am sold and today is Monday.
Another opportunity to be fly and take the road of high; a fun day.

I’m girly and up early to be down with it,
I’m Qui
happy to reconnect, compose griot and spit it.

Sexy Saturday

In News on April 7, 2018 at 7:13 am

createherstock-creator-hotel-isha-gaines.jpgWhat do you know about sexy?
I understand the dimensions – I invite you to check me.

I’m up early to overcome whatever it is that may vex me.
If it’s physical there’s no wrong in requesting of your lover, “Sex me.”

Right?
Dimensional relief is a vexed man’s plight.
Sexy and I? I’m pleased to say that we’re doing alright

business-computer-connection-450035.jpgbut then Saturday comes along
singing a much more intimate song.

Not quite about being right or being wrong.
“Sexy Saturday” is a 24-hour period that you need to hone.

Perhaps you want to get your productive stride on?
Then find yourself learning more than is required for your career Jones.

Set it up today and Monday it will bloom.
Sexy Saturday’s are for a more meaningful boOm!

Feel it. Be consumed; consider relinquishing to it,
I’m Qui
Encouraging you a Sexy Saturday. Pick a niche and just do it!