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FOR THE LONG RUN

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on June 27, 2018 at 1:36 pm

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Dear Friend: If I gave you my word, even if only you heard: I still mean it.
If to my spirit you are true, I’ll be the same to you.
Your status as a beloved: I deem it.

In the event that we seal a bond: DNA or ideology sum –
as long as it’s right with the Lord, I’m in it FOR THE LONG RUN.

You can count on me. I mean it, hun.’
If I said I’ve got your back: I’m in it
FOR THE LONG RUN.

Whether we agree or not all of the time – is not an issue.
I guarantee that if it wells up your soul, I’ll spring the tissue because I’m IN IT with you.

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I’m loyal
to the soil.

Like ashes-to-ashes and dust-to-dust,
I’m in it FOR THE LONG RUN and in God I trust.

My game is partly metaphysical; I hover but don’t thrust.
Wisdom manages my time and I’m rarely in a rush.

Life is a gift and it’s not to be taken for granted.
If I said, ‘I’m down with you!” please believe that I meant it.

I’m not in a friendship for “the good times,” I want the whole sum.
Friends are precious and very rare treasures,
I’m in it FOR THE LONG RUN.

A good friend never imposes but respects boundaries.
I’m Qui
Always in it FOR THE LONG RUN, it’s woven into my biology.

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I don’t tire easily either.

Diddle-dee, Diddle-doe

In Communication, Griot on June 25, 2018 at 6:29 am

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Diddle-dee, diddle-doe. Diddle-dee, diddle doe.
The year is six months in and we’ve got a long way to go.

Good morning, kinfolk. The weekend was fantastic so,
I’ve decided to doodle-dee a diddle-doo, and a little diddle-doe.
You know?

With every satellite news station saying the same thing,
I’m almost certain that ‘diddle-dee, diddle-doe‘ is what I mean.

I’m not accepting storylines today, I’m creating a new narrative.
I’m leaning towards a title of “Diddle-Doe meets Whoop! There it is.” 😀

jibberish.gifWord mashing and intellectual bashing is all commentators have to give.
To that I say, “Diddle-dee, diddle-doe and Whoop! There it is.

I really feel like this level of conversation may even resonate with the prez.
God knows, there’s little mo’ than agoobwa in the CIC’s head.

I thank God that I’m well-read and that I know how to calibrate, like so.
When I go high and others go low, I say, “Diddle-dee, diddle-doe,”
and then I let it go.

Woo! It feels good to shake it off.
If not, your peace could be the cost.

So the next time you’re at wits-end with folks’ intellect and wondering whether their sanity has gone fro,
stress not and let it go; then whisper to self, “Diddle-dee, diddle-doe.”

Oh and don’t forget to bellow a hardy laugh.
If not, the weight of this world will put you on your ass.

Laugh more often, be civilized, and utilize word control.
Look idiocracy in the eye and say “Diddle-dee, diddle doe.”

Me? I’m feeling breezy and taking it easy today. You know?
I’m Qui
and I don’t do idocracy, so Diddle-dee, Diddle-doe.

I Really Do Care

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on June 22, 2018 at 5:45 am
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Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) responded to first lady Melania Trump’s Thursday

About life, about love, about unity, and equality of compare —
things that mean a lot to me; things of which I Really Do Care.

I don’t know what made FLOTUS T. show up in Texas to yield comforting action
only to be seen later, at a couple of airports wearing unflattering fashion.

I Really Do Care that the world has to see us make such moves.
It’s emboldening the know that ‘America has lost her groove.’

Where’s Stella to give us some points?
We need some WD-40 lube for Lady Liberty’s joints.

She’s terribly stiff.
She stinks like this jacket – take a whiff:
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I mean, who wants to go-in on the first lady? Certainly, I don’t wanna.
Though I do remember during 44’s term, folks did go-in on Michelle Obama.

Michelle kept cutting edge women’s fashion nigh,
and when folks went low – FLOTUS O. went high.

I remember. Don’t you?
It’s who you wanted your kids to model and what you wanted them to do.

Yes. How well do I remember…
and then it got dark in 2016, November.

So where’s Stella, where’s our groove and how do we get out of this square?
I’m only asking because I hope our current vibe is just a masking and because I Really Do Care.

Hello! Can anyone hear me out there? I promise this is not a mundane racket!
And it’s too hot outside for me to be putting messages on a military jacket.

I know that there are protests planned all across the USA
to halt the Trump Policy of breaking-up families that’s currently in play.

Are you following the inhumane drama? Too bad it’s not scripted fiction.
And to the folks who are co-hoarding these kids; please revisit your fostering mission.

Please don’t give your consent and be a party to
breaking up families for a subsidy check or two.

This is the way that America broke up my familial ancestors of yesterday.
When I was 13, I learned that I had uncles that were stolen and sold as slaves.

This was told to me by my (then) beloved 90-year old Aunt Jake.
Therefore, I have no love for what I see the government doing today.

If you see someone struggling in strife and you have the opportunity to be there,
do something kind to help them out of the bind; do it because You Really Do Care.

Many of the children taken from their parents during this painful time of immigration nightmare
have been shipped off, without a proper record-log. WTF? I ask because I Really Do Care.

What now? The reconnection of so many looks so bleak.
Today they are in tents cities – tomorrow they’re in our streets.

Who’ll foot their life sustenance bill?
I do believe that our tax dollars will.

Who’ll complain that the system is working in the immigrant’s favor?
Republicans already have a message cued-up, resonating such savor.

What the administration is doing to our American principles isn’t fair.
There’s no pleasure in bringing this up, but I do so because I Really Do Care.

What will history say about our divisive stunt tomorrow?
I’m Qui
Praying for every family that’s torn apart. Please give God your sorrows.

Just like King Nebuchadnezzar retired to eating grass,
I do believe God will make his voice known and fast.

Gird yourself and your affairs accordingly.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 18, 2018 at 6:30 am

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Let’s talk about the weather, let’s talk about life.
Let’s talk politics – the culprit of recent strifes.

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Let’s talk about the fam’; How’s your momma ‘nem?
Let’s talk about the state of our country and how we can effectively hem.

Where’s your bright spot, America? Aren’t we looking awfully dim?
Speaking of, let me divvy some specific love to the White House: Trump and ‘nem.

What up big Repub in the Oval Office room!
You have no stance and a slimming chance, yet the stock market still booms.

You’re not king ring-a-ling;  you’re chief of what is.
In the grand scheme, this is an American life-thing
and I question if your base-support is that big.

The global world isn’t loving us;
our allies are pushed-away from hugging us.

Rudy Giuliani is still bugging us
and the tweeting prez doesn’t know how to hush.

Let’s talk about it: Families being torn apart at the border.
We’ve too many resources and not sharing; we’re hoarders.

No laws are in place that deems such vile crap.
This is an administration issue, say both Republicans and Democrats.

It’s not a good look for our country and history will duly show
‘the chump on the hill’ to be a calloused heel —
intent on delivering Democracy a low blow.

Let’s talk about it: Nepotism Laws have been slaughtered.
If not to build a platform for women, what’s up with the 1st daughter?

Isn’t she a senior advisor to the prez?
If anything, what on earth has she said?

She, nor her father is helping.
My role? I’m going to God and I’m telling.

It’s what I’m known for and what I do.😁
I go to God when I can’t get through to you.
It’s true.

Because I am a praying spirit, please know that I am wise.
You don’t have to say much – your truths spill from your eyes.

I am grateful to see it.
The unwise under a guise;
I wouldn’t want to be it.

So, let’s talk about it: Where We Are and What We Mean.
Is Congress for the collected WE or loyalist to a he?

Think about it and then speak. Speak up, speak up, speak up!
There’s too much silence on violence or we just don’t give a WHAT.

If we are a collective and we truly care
pipe-up your voice at the ballot and place it there.

Mid-term elections are at stake and on the way.
Get up and get out – you have something to say

and the world wants to hear it.
Obviously, I’m confrontational; I don’t fear it.

Let compassionate hearts and minds prevail
Or I fear America will feel a backlash of hell.

Nothing is done without consequence.
Building consequence is how this admin is spent.

God help us, we’re a year and a half already in.
It’s increasingly difficult to understand and grin.

If our goal is to be selfish, not help others nor let them in…
We are rapidly gaining clarity to what the Bible calls a sin.

Republican Evangelicals:  the American youth are watching.
Their belief in your self-righteous religion is no longer clocking.

They don’t believe in you anymore. So you can stop.
They realize that you’re working for yourself and not representing God.

Their souls are wise.
They see the racism in your heart through your eyes.

When a person is hungry for help it’s hard to digest lies.
I’m Qui
Up to talk about it, because our biggest commonality is life.

Give it some thought and then let’s talk; be open-minded and spunky.
We’ve got to come together to change this administrations weather…
Let’s talk about our country.

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So you’re awake now, ready to take a stand, open your eyes and really look?
Then I suggest you do so via Madeline Albright’s new book:
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Vintage Kindred: SUPERFLY

In Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News on June 14, 2018 at 7:17 am

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The film dropped yesterday and I was quick to secure a movie pass.
SUPERFLY must be Shaft‘s nephew – because he kicked a lot of ass.

I’d like to think that he is kin to PROUD MARY; perhaps a nephew?
Though producers and editors really saw this project through.

The dialogue was real and the action was tight.
Superfly may even be kin to Rudy Ray’s Dolomite.

He had a no-nonsense style, Sammy Davis Jr.’s hair, and a winning smile.
He walked smooth and held no punches. Minus the cursing, he’s Samuel L.’s child.

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There were chickens, strip clubs, and clip-ins;
as well as police officers up to no good.

The chickens are what steadied Super’s game.
Those chickens were cocaine.

Superfly had a mentor, his name was Scatter.
The way the cartel did him, equated to “life doesn’t matter.”

It was a reel hairy scene; in fact, there were several.
It was a non-fiction thing – so no vampires or werewolves.

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He’s the actor that played the principal lead.

Good looking and skills on poise.
I’ve seen Trevor in a few other things,
tho SUPERFLY heightens his talented noise.

Outkast’s Big Boy is in the film
He’s strong in character and keeps it real.

I like the 1970’s remake; it’s taken on a 2018 appeal.
Sex, drugs, and strip clubs — the situational composition was real.

The dialogue and story-line were easy to follow; Superfly moved with intent.
Though we didn’t see much of his family or how his pre-teen years were spent.

The film does, however, take a brief look inside
of Sup’ slinging jeers in his teen years
rendering the spoils to Scatter’s car – outside.

The flow of information is live and the cast comes through easy.
Rick Ross plays a local chickens boss — his performance was breezy.

Chris Brown was in the film but he didn’t sing any hits last night.
He was in an all-white suited gang; he danced at his characters exit of life.

This is not an upbeat film; it’s action-packed and entertaining.
It doesn’t glorify drugs but reminds us of what’s remaining.

Before Oxycodone took the spotlight, folks were getting high and horrifically locked up.
Superfly stayed in the cocaine game a little while, but not long enough to get boxed up.

In that sense, his journey was a sketchy one that delivered him like many real-lifer’s, I’m sure.
Morris Day - hair.jpgSuperfly did his thing — but selling chickens isn’t a successful entrepreneur’s cure.

And his hair? Oh dear God, Trevor Jackson has duly learned
that his fly hairdo was inspired by Morris Day  – The Time crew.
Kin to Sharpton and Brown, he sports a perm.

I loved it. Superfly is a hustler and the soundtrack did not disappoint.
I’m Qui
The jams of this film were by one of its producer’s; they are FUTURE anoints.

Monday Crunk-Day

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 11, 2018 at 5:15 am

krump.gifYes, yes! Good morning, good morning. How are you today?
Please tell me that shortly upon waking, you knelt down to pray?

You did? Well, that’s what’s really good.
I just wanted to clarify that you started on the right foot.

To quote James Brown, you gotta “get on the good foot!”
Do something good for someone else, before opportunity goes kaput!

Did you know that an act of kindness is a gift to God? Tho regardless,
if you do good by others, you will build good karma that will self-bless.

Right? That’s recurring news to get crunk about.
Today is a day void of any pity or pout.

Use your influence to cover someone with your clout.
When others go low, don’t join the “we” show –
today is an opportunity to consider another route.

I’m crunk today – indeed I am. For last night was so sweet to me.
After I put on my jammies, I sipped a Miami in my backyard under a tree.

Easy living.
It’s what life is dealin.’

What about you, sweetheart? How are you feeling today?
Are you on the low, trying not to make a show?
Or are you experiencing a Monday Crunk-Day?

Did you wake up ‘on one?’ If you didn’t get “on one” soon.
I’m Qui
I’m already on it; I’ll have acquired a day’s worth of collegiate curriculum by noon.

You know that I’m crazy about school
I’m also crazy about and appreciate you for coming through.

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…like Brother Franklin at the offering line. 😀

That’s Why

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 8, 2018 at 5:15 am

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The first time I tried skipping school
I was in the twelfth grade & wanted to act a fool.

Two friends and I ditched and drove to another HS to retrieve another friend.
We were able to breach the entrance doors and tried to blend in.

It worked well until campus monitors spotted us
and caused us to flee in a flurry and hurried rush.

In the midst of our flee journey we had to jump a parking lot cable.
I saw my peers do it and knew without a doubt, that I was able.

Unfortunately, at the speed at which I was running, it appeared much quicker in my route
I jumped too late – the grass I ate, and then I pretty much blacked out.

Once awake and inside of the getaway car, I insisted that they just take me to work.
I worked for the Federal Government, a lofty job that I could perform even if hurt.

I limped into the building, smiling and socially chatting about
until Security inquired about my limp, then wheel-chaired me out.

I did not pass GO, but was immediately wheeled to the infirmary, yo!
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Me – dizzy, hair frizzy, with a limp and swollen leg; my job called my parents and duly said,
“There’s been an accident, come quick! Your child has fallen and hit her head.”

Yada, yada, yada… the day took on a counterproductive appeal.
It was a crazy scene; my arse was in a sling – please do catch my drift.

Suddenly skipping school wasn’t a good idea; causing me to reveal some truths amidst a few lies.
I’m not a good lair, nor am I an avid trier; I never skipped school again, and That’s Why.

If something is working for me, I’m all-in, no questions asked.
If something isn’t working for me, performing the duties is more of a task.sihoulette_thumbs-up.png

I’m not a lover of tasks, I love to do what I do.
I believe we have that in common. Aren’t you like that too?

If you do something for a reason and it fails to propel,
you might consider shooting that thing to hell.

Don’t do a thing that is proven to be not working for you or in your favor.
Life is good and to the last breath, you want to sip it, enjoy it and savor.

There is no time in your cup of life
when you should have to endure anything that you don’t like;

not too much, anyway.
Not if you have followed the formal rules of respect to play.

Don’t be counterproductive in task or in deed; It’ll not ever deliver you to fly.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, your time is valuable & non-refundable — and That’s Why.

Throwback LAUGH TRACK

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking on June 6, 2018 at 5:20 am

I originally posted this piece in June of 2016.
It’s funny how life comes back at you in calendar full swing.
I feel like laughing this morning and this throwback will do the trick.
It’s only right to share it with you because these one-liners are a hit. crazy-smileyface

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Well actually Dan Pearce of Single Dad Laughing titled the post and I concur. The following funnies are the BEST. SHORT JOKES. EVER. today. 😀  I’m a fan of laughter and new lines are born every day which makes these perfect for you to HUMP TODAY before tomorrows list arrives:

  1. How do you make a tissue dance? You put a little boogie in it.
  2. What do you call a sleepwalking nun… A roamin’ Catholic.
  3. How do you make holy water? You boil the hell out of it.
  4. Two drums and a cymbal fall off a cliff. Ba-dum Tish!
  5. There were two peanuts walking down a dark alley, one was assaulted…
  6. Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl in the bathroom? Because it has a silent pee.
  7. What did the Zen Buddist say to the hotdog vendor? Make me one with everything.
  8. food-wrap-battleWhat kind of bees make milk instead of honey? Boobies.
  9. How does Jesus make tea??? Hebrews it.
  10. A mushroom walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Hey, get out of here! We don’t serve mushrooms here”. Mushroom says, “why not? I’m a fungi!”
  11. I never make mistakes…I thought I did once, but I was wrong.
  12. What’s Beethoven’s favorite fruit?…Ba-na-na-naaa!
  13. What did the little fish say when he swam into a wall? DAM!
  14. Knock knock. Who’s there? Smell mop. (finish this joke in your head)
  15. Where does a sheep go for a haircut? To the baaaaa baaaaa shop!
  16. What does a nosey pepper do? Gets jalapeno business!
  17. Why are pirates so mean? I don’t know, they just arrrrrrrrr!
  18. Why was Tigger looking in the toilet? He was looking for Pooh!

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ABOUT YOUR MOTHERevolution

A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No, your mom was talking about her side of the family.” 😀

the-ropers-tv-programs-photo-u1Wife: “I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?”
Husband: “You have perfect eyesight.”

On the bus…
A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, “That’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen. Ugh!” The woman goes to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, “The driver just insulted me!” The man says, “You go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”

The Laugh Factory Comedy Network is my goto when I want to laugh in short.
The last 3 jokes that you’ve enjoyed were borrowed from their stash of sorts.

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Take a hit and get goofy lit — no joke is too long.
I laughed at ’em all, though THE MOM JOKES were strong! 🙂

Why did they call that ladies baby a monkey and how did this all start – evolution or creation?
I’m Qui
Laughing well on this Wednesday morning, no deep thoughts just yawning while making a simple relation:

LAUGHTER is GOOD for the SOUL.

DO IT
Today.

SOUTHERN CHARM – New Orleans

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on June 4, 2018 at 5:15 am

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Have you seen this new series and the reality cast of players?
Southern Charm NO is armed with chocolate eye-candy slayers.

I like the look very much and the story-line therein does not disappoint.
I was drawn into Season 1 of Southern Charm SC and this is an awesome Jr. anoint.

First up in conversation is la bella Tamica and el fine Barry .
They’re southern rooted, television-suited and social savvy.

 

The two are a power couple/married and they have a couple of kids.
I like their chemistry, an open-book lined with mystery;
even so, they have the most interesting betrothed bid.

Then there’s Tamica’s cousin Jared, and they aren’t kissing.
The gene of good looks is one in their DNA that isn’t missing.

Former NFL stock, Jeff Charleston and wife, Reagan are a real southern treat.
Reagan loves him honestly, and Jeff’s honesty is sweet.

 

She’s in school to be a lawyer and he’s just trying to grapple as best he can with life.
He finds depression lurks from past game hurts and he admits a post-traumatic strife.

I’m an NFL fan whose wavering on being a former fan of Dallas passion,
because I’m not feeling the recent no-kneel policy addendum action.

It’s a rich man’s game – I get it. Though, I thought WE were a team.
But the-rich-stick-with-the-rich and they’re threading the prez’s seam.

It’s not a good look for the NFL teams,
so I’ll watch more of the narrative series scene.

I’ll watch more reality television shows because they’re more real
than what the NFL is becoming while losing diverse-fan appeal.

It’s all the better for me; for in New Orleans, I am dandy
watching Southern Charm and the line of fit-men eye-candy.

southern-charm_jon-moodyJon. You’ve got to meet Jon; he’s the painting artist in the group.
He’s hella’ sexy and women flock to him like fine wine and stiletto boots.

He invites the male cast over to paint Greek-physique’d women in the nude.
They accept without knowing the event theme because Jon’s a real cool dude.

Surprised, each man was to participate in the task
of kicking it with Jon, the oils, the hanging racks, and ass.

I’m sure. Anywho, the look was a tasteful one.
The south is what it’s about and New Orleans is a whole lot of fun.

southern-charm_justin-reeseLast but not least, let’s talk about the good-looking Justin.
He’s the eligible bachelor with a legal successful factor;
the man Kelsey wants to make her husband.

I wish her luck.
Thier chemistry is good – it looks like love.

It’s been twelve months for these two on the Southern Charm scene.
For their 1st year anniversary, Jus’ gave Kels a necklace – not a ring.

Yeah, that sucked, but Kelsey took it in stride.
She’s quite focused at 30 on being a bride.

Kelsey isn’t in the headline picture, even though she’s a photographic flirt.
Beyond her obvious beauty, Kelsey’s a skilled nurse and was likely at work.

I like the cast dynamics. There are high-socials, a diverse skilled cast,  a lot of love and money,
I’m Qui
Enjoying the reflections of TV, it’s reality, the personalities, and the relatability, honey.
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Good Morning

In News on June 1, 2018 at 5:46 am

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Good morning Life, I enjoyed you last night.
To every hardworking moment that I gave yesterday
my rest equivalency was twice.

Mmmm, it sho’ felt nice; in fact I’m just waking.
I best jump up and go for a run before the day starts baking.

Heat rises to all occasions in the A-Z; as much as possible, I try to stay inside.
I’m a writer who writes by the curtained sunlight – not quite a vampire, but I hide.

You’ve got to believe me, it’s hot outside and folks around here are used to it.
I watch them go to-and-fro from the air-conditioned window where I sit.

Imagination and I? We’re doing alright from the comforts of this perch.
It’s a good place to be for creativity, should I labor into script birth.

Good morning Life, I’m awake and I have no complaints.
I’ll mindfully treat others as I’d like to be treated; I pray but am no saint.

I’m just into stacking good karma for myself.
It can go a long way towards good health and unmovable wealth.

So I’ll stay true to it.
I’m inspired to create and I get right to it.

What about you, Life? What do you know about the day?
You’ve survived ions of vibes, what doth your wisdom say?

Speak to me in my ear, like you did last night.
Hold me close and treat me right,
then dance with me in the glory of the light.
Good morning, today. I’m into you, Life.

It’s good to kick it with you; you are indeed my grateful score,
I’m Qui
Speaking for WE when I say to thee: by mass appeal, you’re mans #1 adore.