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MONDAYS Maybe — My Sure FIRE BABY

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on May 22, 2017 at 9:18 am


Ooo wee and yes lawd, things are getting a bit hot.
I’ve got it, he want’s it — not sure if I want to ‘get got.’

If loving you is WRITE I don’t want to be wrong.
I’m DNA to the southern pin up Carmen Jones.

Not quite Louisianan; I don’t read chicken bones.
I’m a hallelujah girl – Jesus is my ‘jones.

I pray. I walk a key & tailored line…
the view is good from the front – the view is good from behind

and good lawd — the deeds that do occupy my time
are good for me; my colorful sublime.

I can’t physically bottle it but I can type it out.
A literal Monday will be my lips pout.

MAC Gold. Lips sticking out but I’m not mad nor hurt,
This fire I’m fanning is quite the invoking flirt.
blonde-qui-pretty-feet-best.gifIt’s drawing me in and pulling up my skirt,
it’s roughing up my hair, but no — it doesn’t hurt.

It’s firm and it’s good…
you know that paper is made from wood.

Wood is a natural erection. Nature gives us that.
And now a forest is before me so with my ax – I’m up to bat.

The day is young however when it gets old,
I’m stacking enough wood to stave off future colds.

It’s pouring out of me, so today I will produce and concept bottle.
I’ve got my laptop, my coffee pot and I’m on CREATION THROTTLE

and it feels good.
I’m making wood.

It could get you hard…
Good lawd.

But I’m willing to bet
if you’re “about that skirt” – it’ll get you wet.

The skirt that I flaunt produces color and excites…
comparable to what you’d see on Brown Suga or that OWN Network of writes.

An insight of delights and the title list is long:
Intellectual, action-packed, and chemistry strong.

My creative mood is quite firm, so I’m going hard!
Happiness is about me, ooo wee and good lawd.

When crafting life imitating pieces many canvases may be used.
Sometimes I strike and start over, other times I blur and fuse.

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It all depends on the relatives of the situation at hand…
I’ll either seduce like Shondra Rhimes or execute like that Shakespeare man.

To let go and let it flow is my 24-hour plan. I am that lady.
I’m Qui
and Mondays Maybe is My Sure Fire Baby.

I’ll be thinking about you too.

It’s getting FUNKY

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on May 17, 2017 at 5:06 am

Last night as satellite news was spilling it–
The world beside me was watching and reeling it.

Taking notes.
Making jokes.

On that man in the white house
whose not working but should be kicked out?

I don’t know, I’m not crazy about the orange homey,
but he had my patience-pending then he fired Comey.

And then he did an interview with Lester Holt
to prove his good mind may be on the fro.

He admitted on camera like a bird that sings
how he fired James Comey while thinking of “this Russia thing.”

McMasters, Huckabee-Sanders and Sean Spice alike
Have all looked like fools behind Trump on the mic.

Each one braving reporters to buff for the orange twitter.
Just to have the rugged pulled from under them; the prez is no quitter.

Sean is worn out and Huckabee-Sanders is looking crazy.
McMasters came out with a “non-denial” denial, like that would phase “we.”

But to phase or erase from yesterdays memory — It did not.
It just reconfirmed that the SPOT is quite HOT!

Pennsylvania Avenue is still the hottest soap opera (to date) brewing.
Isn’t the prez protected from being court dragged by the suing?

Some are hinting the prez to take a thwarted term and go hiate
after it was leaked that he asked Comey to drop the investigate.

Look guys he’s 70. He is living long,
but that holds no guarantee on the mind being strong.

We should all be concerned
from what I’ve learned.

My father passed 2 weeks ago
and he was only 69, yo!

But I can tell you from recent dealings
a strong mind is not what he was feeling.

In fact to watch him slip on basic judgments — broke my heart.
To recognize the prez may be “slipping in judgment” would be smart.

Sadly, it’s Ivanka’s daddy. I too am a Daddy’s girl.
So yeah, It’s Getting Funky is the jam being heard across the world.

Good morning baby, It’s Wednesday again,
Pray up, stay up and forgo building sin.

I’m up early with my cup of jo and a smirky grin,
I’m Qui
On that Dr. Dre piece. ‘Bout to run it again.

It’s Getting FUNKY!!!

Mondays Best

In Communication, Dream Journal, Griot, News, Self Improvement on May 15, 2017 at 7:23 am

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So last nights sleep wasn’t signed off by candy or cocktails
and the vivid dream I reaped had much foresight therein, to tell…

I didn’t understand the whole meaning, though I loved it.
I woke up to THIS new day and )))HUGGED((( it.

Good morning intellects, how are you today?
Good morning jesters — please get out of the way.

flying-heartsLove is in the air and good is on the plate,
There’s nothing unusual about me loving up a MONDAY.

And when I say “a Monday,” I don’t mean an African American man.
A term that I learned of from Quentin. I’m a Tarantino reel fan. 🙂

I do love a MONDAY! It’s always filled with interesting cues.
I love opportunity, the conquer of obstacles, good times and YOU.

I slept 7-hours last night, so YES! Today I am quite REFRESHED!
I’m Qui
A Monday She – rooting for WE. Let’s make this our Mondays Best!

A very Happy Mothers Day

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on May 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

Quis Mothers Day Gifts 2014Hello family, friends and WordPress kinsmen:
I am a blessed recipient of this awesome weekend!

My kids said they love me and my guy footed the bill.
The things they wrote in their homemade cards were of a loving appeal.

There were flowers on the marble top and a dress on the divider.
Compliments surrounded me – hailing me a fond maternal provider.

My God, My God. I wasn’t sure if they were even paying attention,
God knew and shared with me a clue, via their thoughtful mentions.

Yes! This weekend found me surrounded, my hands up to increase the capacity of our group hug.
I’m Qui
Thankful to be of the gender “she” and re-engerized by all the Mothers Day love.

I pray your weekend has been just as loving, you don’t have to be a Mom.
Everyone deserves this wonderful feeling, be it Lisa, Coty or Tom.

Hug on your Moms today
by physical motion or a kneel and pray.

She loves you!
XOXO

Fridays Contact

In Communication, Griot, Music, News on May 12, 2017 at 8:10 am

fridays-contactGet close and catch a whift
of this Arizonan gift.

No. We did not come together and pass PROP 205
but a contact with GOOD LIFE will get you high.

Styles P said he ‘GETS IT,’
lyrics over beats  – he spits it.

Me? It’s Friday and I’m on point.
Life is good to me, she’s my joint!

I’m with you – let’s call it a “blessed anoint.”
Life is at hand, stand erect and boink.

You catch that?

Oink! Oink! Pork-it. Stuff it with all the good things that you’re into.
Then inhale the wind through your sail and pull a smirk or two

because, see, your eyes may not get red, but your mind will be lifted.
My render is your encouragement, of which, I’m yielding; I’m gifted.

pepe-lepewGet close and catch a whift then go out there and conquer the chart.
Smile at a passer by and share with the broken – your heart.

If 205 had passed I might have encouraged you to “pass to the left.” 😀
I’m Qui
and Fridays Contact has got me feeling intellectually dope… a bit def.

I woke up and inhaled LIFE
from there it seemed everything was alright.

If you’re living
start giving
to yourself.
Health over wealth.

#InhaleTHAT
Friday’s Contact.

Hump @ The Hill

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

nixon-comey-firing.jpgGood morning family, friends and kin. What’s good play cousins and homeys?
What do you think about the firing of FBI Director James Comey?

Oh. Me? I, well… I wasn’t surprised
that his role was thwarted and insignificantly surmised.

He was up for sounding the hacking alarm about Clinton emails…
I reckon he’s up for shouldering this orange backlash of hell.

Riveting TV? It’s easy to sell. Good Lord I’m tuning in daily.
The White House is so messed up… I’m watching like they’re paying me.

dancing-jester.gifEntertaining but not “phasing.” I don’t have time to be “phased.”
It’s Hump Day baby and I’ve got cobbled stones to lay; a street to pave.

I’m up early on my writes, blocking pages of excite.

I’m up early talking to you. The collective vibe pulls me through.

Ooo! I thank God for this another brand new day.
I’m glad to be of sound mind and with a smile on my face.

I’m grateful for oxygen, limb activity and the warmth of human touch.
I’m Qui
Happy Hump Day baby — be responsible for firing off LOVE.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Sports, Video on May 8, 2017 at 5:26 am

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I am quite alright and refreshed
Yesterday God was good and I copped the best rest.

Wooo and Yes! Do indulge, and tell how are you?
No child, I’m not crying no more – I insist, I am through.

I’ve de-puffed my eyes and returned to caring for me.
SELF PRESERVATION, fam, is still key and good for Qui.

Ooo Wee! I’ve also learned a lot about me and “loss grieving,”
It released the shopping gene in me – my CC was cash heaving.

I killed DSW on Friday evening. I tell you, me…
They said I had a $40 credit so I spent (more than) bills of 3.
I reckon it’s just how I grieve. 🤗

Dear Monday: it’s good to be back. I am so ready to settle in.
Last week I took an “L”, this week I can only WIN.

Big Sean knows what’s up,
Take a minute and jam his cut:

Congrats to the French peoplethey voted beyond hates hump
And sent Marie LaPen packing – they didn’t want a female Trump.

I’m so happy for them (the French people). With unity they’ve made no exit.
They didn’t follow our funky dumb asses like we followed Brexit.

Oh heck! It’s too early in the week for me to start “a read“…
Aw that’s a lie. Reading gets me by.  Pardon me, please.

I’m akin to starting up early and carrying on, rather late.
I’m also tuned into what’s going on this week with Sally Yates.

What is this business that the administration is tangled up in?
And what do you mean you skipped the vetting process and let Mike Flynn in?

Is this the old “I just copied off of her,” antic that dummies used in high school?
Or do they really think the world is “like them?” A bunch of knowledge-less rich fools?

Either way, this day has got to be a funday.
There’s nothing like congressional testimonies on a Monday.

Cleveland Cavaliers! We saw you, baby! All Dunks and laughter.
After you put that can of whoop ass, 4-in-a-row on them Raptors.

King James keeps doing his thang, so I’m encouraged to continue to break through,
I’m Qui
And Good Morning Monday. Communing with you is what I do.

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I love it, too.

News Peruse 

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics on May 5, 2017 at 7:01 am
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The Dapper Gent in the middle is MY DAD

First up and out of the box I want you to know
My Dad crossed over Wednesday – yes, the credits did roll.

I cried quite a bit – my eyes are still on swoll.
The love I have for my Dad could never be measured in gold.

His story is a majestic one of fun, misplaced love and good.
We called him Redd – his life was taller than Majestic Redwood.

I’m a DADDYS GIRL. I’ve been one since I was a baby.
And nothing has changed for this grown lady.

Today is Day 2 of journeying in Phoenix without dad,
And while my spirits are still high I won’t lie I’m a little sad.

Darn human feelings and emotions… I feel like I should write a song,
After I get on with business of living, pull my straps up and move on.

I have to, we all do. We all are born to die,
As I say hello to Friday to Redd I’m saying goodbye.

For now…

I’m concerned about The House and THE ACA vote
I’m concerned we don’t care about the poor no ‘mo.

My dad was a USAF Veteran during the era of the Vietnam war
He didn’t have much strength or cash with which to buy insurance or spar.

He had awesome Veteran benefits and that’s how we largely made it through
Though we were prepping him for the expanded Medicare situation too.

Because hospice home care isn’t cheap
Folks don’t take care of the sick and elderly for free.

I’m concerned for the application process for which my dad was about to be approved
For an ACA expansion program because of the things that he could not do.

He couldn’t walk anymore to the potty, bathe or cook food for himself
So what the hospice folks afforded us would have killed most of our personal wealth.

My dad is gone now – he left the other day
And yesterday the Republicans voted to repeal the ACA away.

What about people like my dad? Aging and/or in bad health?
What about new babies born to parents with no savings or monetary wealth?

I’m saddened about having to let my Daddy go
I was also sad to see the Congress on the White House patio

Celebrating and taking selfies to exactly commemorate
The day they voted to take fair (incl. pre-existing) healthcare away.

This is way too cray. Hardly any of them read the bill
But the majority voted for it yesterday on the hill.

They know it’s no good so let us not forget
They’ve just kicked a bad bill into the court of the Senate.

I didnt understand the high-school group photo tho. What a louse!
I wonder how many of these representatives in 2018 will be kicked out?

At least they’ll have the photos
To frame and hang and take with – when they go.

Re-election is not yours to assume, ( Dear YAY voters) in the house.
Your poor consideration and judgment does make you a certified louse!

GTFO!

Believe it or not when I sit too silent and start feeling sad about Dad
I surf satellite news to peep the views and then laugh.
Suddenly my circumstances aren’t so bad.

At least I’m not an orange, well fed, elderly lad
Who threatens party members with “you better have my back!

Black-Girls-Shopping.jpgWhat about you? It’s the weekend baby!
I’ve got plans to kick back and spoil THIS lady!

I’m just human, just a Daddys Girl, I was bound to go bad
when hearing about the repeal of the ACA from folks like my dad.

God bless me, God bless you, God bless the USA,
I’m Qui
Bidding you an awesome end-of-the week. Live loud, Love, Pray.

Hump This…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on May 3, 2017 at 8:31 am

april2017-blonde-quiThis morning I woke up and I was happy about that.
I have a meeting at 10 that will equal a win and I am happy about that.

Lunch time will find me with a latte in hand, sitting on the patio where I now stand,
Mingling in good company with folks that I love; thanking my stars and my God up above.

I’m Humpin HAPPY over here – I’m so glad to be in good health.
I’llness sought me out, but my vitamin regimen helped keep me stealth.

I could use more physical activity in my life but there just aren’t enough hours in a day.
I walk about 30-minutes daily  then add on 30-minutes of elliptical play.

Hip! Hip! Hooray! I’m open to dancing and considering indoor hiking.
My mind is open and my body is hoping the opportunity will yield to its liking.

You see, I’m not an athlete, I’m a writer, a chic with a camera and tripod.
My nails may not be acrylic’d out nor is the gym etched in my bod. lol!

I’m a pretty active chic – I’m always on the go and hauling equipment with.
I usually show up to film the show, hi-5 the talent and throw in a few cool quips.

I’m the chic enjoying her day for everything that it is and everything that it is not.
I’m Qui
Staying inside for most of the day, because ol’ Phoenix is pretty hot.

Regardless of the outside temps- I’m Humpin HAPPY over here!
I bid you good energy that you’ll need for that #WIN that’s near.

#LIVING

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Sports, TV Shows on May 1, 2017 at 8:04 am

3-2-1-smile.gifChild, you’ve been on my mind
The DRAFT came and the draft went
and The COWBOYS did fine.

We needed help on the Corner Back line and scored.
We drafted 3 that couldn’t be ignored:
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Taco was an awesome take away. We drafted him in the 1st round.
So Good morning Monday, let’s chart another funday
and start this day off with a productive pound.

So how did you sleep last night? Pretty sound?
I did until that ol’ rooster came around.

That’s what I call my iPhone 7’s alarm. The tone is just dirty.
Well that’s how I feel when it goes off every morning at 4:30.

I’m always like, “Good Morning Monday.” It is you, whom I’m so glad to see.
Then I grab my cup of jo and mosey on over to chat it up here on QE.

What did you think about the White House Correspondence dinner?
The president didn’t attend and I read the zingers were  winners.

I didn’t attend it or watch it – I had an aging parent on my hip,
but I did manage to read a few highlights and see some funny clips.

I don’t have video links to share with you at this time, honey,
but I do have a few quotes that I thought was funny:

    1. Poking Fun at Kellyanne Conway’s use of “Alternative Facts”
      “I would say it’s an honor to be here, but that would be an alternative fact. It is not. No one wanted to do this, so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant. That’s how it always goes down. No one wanted this gig! No one. Don Rickles died just so you wouldn’t ask him to take this gig. RIP to Don Rickles, the only Donald with thick enough skin to take a joke like that. RIP to the legend.”
    2. Comparing the Trump Administration to Anthony Weiner
      “For the record, the WHCA is a group of journalists who cover the White House. They are not King Joffrey’s goons. So I am so glad you guys are all here tonight to honor a great tradition. Because we all know this Administration loves deleting history faster than Anthony Weiner when he hears footsteps. So thank you for being here.”

3. On Trump’s Absence at the WHCD
“I get it, we gotta address the elephant thats not in the room. The leader of our country is not here and that’s because he lives in Moscow. It’s a very long flight. It’s hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can’t just make it on a Saturday, it’s a Saturday! As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”
“I get why Donald Trump didn’t want to be roasted tonight. By the looks of him, he’s been roasting nonstop for the last 70 years. Historically, the President usually performs at the White House Correspondents; Dinner, but I think I speak for all of us when I say he’s done far too much bombing this month.”

Click HERE to peep the APPLE review to reap a little more “Hardy-hoo-hoo!” 🙂

In other news have you been watching that hit show wherein Sanaa Lathan was hired?
It broadcasts on FOX, the story lines are as explosive as it’s title: SHOTS FIRED.

Have you seen it? If not, YOU MUST. It’s a view from our community; a default that we face,
It stars Helen Hunt, Will Patton and that dude that played Jesse Owens in Race.

You did see the film Race, didn’t you? Well fear not if you did not see.
It’s never too late to cop a view on your plate via a myriad of avenues including DVD.

shots-fired-sanaa-stephan.pngSanaa’s co-star on SHOTS FIRED does have a name —
His parents blessed him: Stephan Jones and I like his game.

The cast chemistry is great and the writers are keeping it real.
SHOTS FIRED has that direct art-imitating-life kind of feel.

What makes this show different than other cop shows that I don’t watch,
is that besides the banging story lines I like this POV of DOJ & the cops.

It reveals to me that while sensational cases are exploitable flirty —
this series makes a strong case that ALL COPS ARE NOT DIRTY.

My word, have you ever heard? And isn’t this important to see?
FOX is heading up another winner, this could have easily been on ABC.

Ooo wee, the cast chemistry is sweet and the writers are so direct.
Ashe Akino and Preston Terry navigate into the scary to keep all in check.

Not quite Mulder and Scully or NY Undercover’s Det. Williams and Torres.
Ashe Akino and Preston Terry are noir pioneers and DOJ lead.

I find the view to be attractive, appealing, educating and a new must.
It’s nice to see men and women of the law that look like me – bridging trust.

output_UbDZXy.gifWe are people with menial differences like the color on the front side of our hands.
Though we are greater connected in spirit; way to easy to relate to and understand.

This is what SHOTS FIRED is yielding me. A little comradery connect.
Again the cast, the writing crew, location and appealing views will keep me coming back.

Good Morning Monday! I’m awake and watching ON DEMAND, 🙂
I’m Qui
Sipping and chatting it up with thee, because the view before us is never bland.

From the fictional write ups to DC and the real law of the land…
Child, we’d be better off to put it all in Gods hands.

I do.
Good Morning Monday, I love you, too.

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