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LIFTED

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News on April 17, 2019 at 4:20 am

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It’s that time again, (if not for all, at least) for many
that ye shall get elevated on this years 4/20.

The weekend is coming and it will bring with —
several ways that you can score a pretty good lift.

Let’s start with Fab5Freddy; he’s a documenting lass —
he’s dropping knowledge and a cough via Netflix’s GREENER GRASS:

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Oh yes! It’s going down at many passable rounds — in just a few short days.
There’ll be Ice Cream Cake and Lemon Bubble strains for Saturday’s head haze.

That’s right, do partake by taking a documented deep breath
and you can bet your banana leaf ‘s best that Snoop will be a guest.

Method Man and Red Man are still rolling the directory page;
HOW HIGH 2 is a danky-dew debuting on an MTV stage.

Saturday is the date. Ol’ 420 was made to blaze.
In 72-hours you can pick your reel hay.

Or you can smoke them all – just set your DVR today,
and do what you need to do to reserve the weekend-spin for play.

Play and watch! Watch and play!
I’m Qui
Atop of day 3 — looking 420’s way.

Hey-Hay!

 

DVR Spar

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on April 10, 2019 at 6:27 am

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THE CHI is back. I am still digging and feelin’ ’em.
Ax and Chuck Rhoades are back – I’m back to BILLIONS.

My DVR setup is filled with explosive narrative writes
that have attention-span holders to keep me up at night.

OFF CAMERA WITH SAM JONES is where I spend my lunch hour.
Have you seen his insightful guests? All fresh and no sour.

The Sam Jones production yields power and introductions.
I’ve got class & lab to craft-me-fab and tailor my productive functions.

I’ve got gumption! I’m going for it.
And innovative script? I’m known to score it.

It’s good to go on a creating binge
knowing there are streamers that will house them in the end.

While that’s good news, it’ll make you no star,
Productions are complete just to compete in a DVR spar.

Satellite TV, network TV, and streaming networks
are what comes to mind during a script writing growth-spurt.

So very focused – I am…
I’ve dreams to sit with ol’ Sam.

Though today I am happy to be doing lab in Science.
My GPA is strong. I’m course curriculum compliant.

color temperature_equals emotions.gifI’m studying color contrasts and what lighting temps do to a scene.
I’m honing in on how to visually make you laugh and cry at a thing.

Oh yes, fam. Science lives inside of Art.
Soap Operas own the sport of emotional war.

Give it up to The Young and The Restless,
tho I think OWN Network is in the lead at doing it best.

I’m watching quite a bit – I’m trying to see it all.
I must admit I rarely quit but pass out/nocturnal stall.

Good stuff y’all. Are you watching any show more than you watch the news?
I’m Qui
Into thee and hard on my studies to craft much fresher views.

I don’t mind the news but I’m am into a much more enlightened you.

Monday, Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 8, 2019 at 6:29 am

Monday, Monday you must be a fun day.
I need you to be you  — o’ beloved follower of Sunday.

I’m leaning like Franky and clearing my throat to sing
‘Luck be a Monday’ – she likes me… I think.

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If I were D’Angelo then Monday would be
that thing that I sing about — Monday’s are key:

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Let’s rise up early and play wildly in the bed.
Before getting to work let our inner child be fed.

Monday, Monday be a fun day — for work will find us soon.
Even Kirstjen Nielson insists on fun; she’ll be packing her office by noon.

I don’t blame her. She is just like you, me, and John Kelly;
she just wants to be on the playground with her mind sound by 3.

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Start early…

Don’t ever let the day get too late…
Do not pass Monday without a little play.

Hip-hip-hooray to KJ. heart-thumbnail ‘I always knew that you could do better.
Go on home and relax your bones, take off that binding sweater.

Find the chocolate and the vodka…and figure a cocktail out.’
Me? I’m up early feeling girly, about to get dressed and move about.

I’m meeting with productive friends – we think tank over cups of joe.
We also pray, take time to play, and encourage folk on their to and fro.

I’m happy today and before I get out of bed
I want my Monday to be a lady… I’ve got a melody in my head.

Monday fun day, I know you to be sweet,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I’ll take the joe and forfeit the tea.

LIGHTS, CAMERA…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Technology on April 3, 2019 at 1:56 pm

light_scienceI am enjoying the effort that I am putting into understanding and comprehending the menu of motion picture lights and their many, many uses. I have in my possession several types of lighting kits to use on my shoots:  2 of them use 65-watt fluorescent bulbs and the third one is a set of LED power plate heads on stands. Between the 3 lighting kits that I have, there are several softboxes, key lights, fill lights,  a backlight, and several stands to perch them on. I even have a light rig that yields an awesome rim light and makes my small sets look extra cool while rendering my subjects pleasantly visible.

I am nearing the last 12-month mark of my collegiate journey and lighting is crucial at this stage if I am to ‘see my way clear.’ I’m relentless on learning how to.

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I’ve got my LIGHTS and my CAMERA, now I just need that LIGHT action!
I’m a student of cinematography –  a well-lit scene is my passion.

I’ve been doing a little research as I attempt to recreate the ambiance and feel
of a warm and nurturing scene with a social and eventful appeal,

and I find a place in France; the company bio did excite me to swoon,
they are Airstar Lights – the folks who make light filled balloons.

Yes, I am smitten with lighting and am encouraged to learn more so that I may utilize.
I’m Qui
atop of todays Hump with Cinestar visions in my Cinematic eye and intentions to light up the sky.

 

APRIL TOOL

In Communication, Griot, News on April 1, 2019 at 4:36 am
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Intentions

Let’s make today fun – but let’s not run through it too quick.
Let’s also keep in mind that the ME TOO Hashtag is not a schtick.

Vice President Biden is currently listening and taking all to heart
on whether his style of charisma is or isn’t an offensive flint-start.

I think you know the answer; Biden’s humanity is noted history,
When the VP yields support, folk don’t generally think it a mystery.

It’s not like he’s ever grabbed a woman by the pussy or tit.
It’s not like he’s insisted on tongue hockey at a meet & greet kiss.

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tiny hands, orangey-rude.

Offenses are plenty; intentions are salty and sweet.
Don’t be blind to intentions; take another look at the former VP.

The beauty of today is too stunning to stay in bed and sleep.
I’m up on my toes with little-to-no-woes, awaiting dawns meet.

Good morning new sweet. How are you today?
It’s April 1st — let’s go out and play.

Sike! I’ll be out this morn, tho for the write
and then network with like-minds well-into the night.

What have you got up for this awesome day?
A productive ethic includes work and play.

Let this day work for us. Let us not be the fool.
Let us recognize that life is a blessing and that today is an April Tool.

Use it to start anew; use it to start fresh.
Use it herald purpose. It’s easy because you’re blessed.

Did you wake this morning? Did you rise from bed?
Did you have human interactions? Did someone kiss the top of your head?

Nah. I won’t go back over what you’ve read, I just want the stupidity to end.
I’m on my rant early, feeling hormonal & girly, because I am pregnant again.

School has brought this irresponsibility on —
and if you believe that, your coffee is way too strong. 😛

April 1st is a Tool for jokes and laughter today.
Please find yourself open to it – be jovial and play.

Rise, Rise! Sit up and yawn. Do smile as you wake,
I’m Qui
and April is a pliable month of promise for your take.

Use it.

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As a Tool.

Fridays Freight

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on March 29, 2019 at 6:58 am
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Don’t let it split ya.’

Good morning dear Friday; not quite a blunt but a spliff.
Let’s make this day strong like the (RAS) Representative Adam Schiff.

The House Intelligence Committee is composed of wisdom – long.
House Repubs get no love and their attack on RAS was wrong.

I’m so glad Adam stood strong and looked his colleagues in the eye
as he read them their shortcomings and then turned off their mic.

Purposeful discord is not ever right; what’s with the intent to confuse?
Repubs can scheme up a dream but Dems have learned to diffuse.

Now that’s some hopeful news that we can use before we go
into the College Admission Scam and the Yale Soccer coach

Dude. What for? Did you really think you were a like-feather
when folks offered you $450K to forage Tom, Dick, and Heather

brown cowto get into a top college institution?
You are not a like-feather; coach they used ya.

I think you know that now.
So, ‘how now brown cow,’

what is next?
Bribery still offers yolks to the neck.

Spring is in the air as are travel plans. So, where are you going?
Godspeed on the fun, always pray on the run — and please don’t take a Boeing.

I’m just not trusting them.
To save a buck – they safety hemmed.

Planning a trip and don’t know what type of plane will deliver?
Ask the reservation clerk before you buy. Don’t lip quiver.

Your life in flight is always a concern on the line.
Rent a car and drive it; control the narrative vine.

I like to save time when traveling just as much as the next.
I prioritize my safety – every so often I drive to connect.

Not the most fun way if you are alone, but it may be the safer route.
Gasoline prices is another thing that we can talk about…

on another day.
Today we are in search of the safest travel way.

God bless your choices. I’m praying for you all the same,
I’m Qui
Delivering Fridays Freight via the noble griot lane.

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The Hairy Hump

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on March 27, 2019 at 4:50 am

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It needs a shave or maybe a laser.
If the bush is unruly, maybe a taser?

Arrest the entanglement of idiocracy
and return this fine union to inclusive Democracy.

The old hairy hump is upon us again.
I’m taking her to the mat – I’m slated to win.

After today, my weekend officially begins.
I like to roll downhill with a paycheck and friends

to the bank.
Whatchu thank?

This isn’t a time in history where I should go to the mall
without a care for tomorrow‘s fare and spend it all.

If there ever was a time.
Today is that day that you save your dimes.

Start putting away coins; do put away plenty.
A recession is trying to court the U.S. in 2020.

Remember the last time that happened? Good times went to louse.
Also, I distinctly remember it being started by a Repub in the White House.

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I think Jensen Ackles has some of the best reactions

Are we really headed in that direction again?
Well, about that paycheck – please don’t spend.

Save today — or tomorrow you will throat-a-lump.
This is your wisdom cue on this hairy hump.

Take it. Take it.
Take a moment to prepare so that you can make it.

The Hairy Hump always needs a manicure,
I’m Qui
seeding a little foresight and wisdom into your core.

Have a fantastic Wednesday – please know that I love you and that I care.
As for our vantage view atop of this hump, stand in the parting of the hair.

Let’s talk RELIEF

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 22, 2019 at 4:30 am

 

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What do you know about ancient and historic relief bands?
Appreciate the art and retreat from rolling into the gutter, man.

I only learned of relief bands in Art History while working on my BS degree.
Before that, it all looked like tempestuoussculpted works of art to me.

Still, I suppose it kind of does.
Understanding humans is a topic that I love.

India is responsible for the afore sculpture – several adorn many of their historic temples.
The craftsmanship of work is beautiful; from the tips of nips to the butt dimples.

Nothing about this piece looks simple. The work has stood the tests of time.
It was created between 900 – 1130 AD and shows up today in this rhyme.

Genius.
Reminds me of Venus

It’s not a bad view to be facing, if for nothing else to pass the time.
I’m looking at this particular band and I’m liking what I find.

Craftsmanship in every chip. What did you think I was going to say?
I could go on and on about “the positions” – we’ll save that for another day.

Let today yield a little mind-play. Also, take comfort in knowing that I am still that girl.
Let’s Talk Relief and how energy yields heat… let’s word play-it-up to the world.

Are you in, do you want to?
It’s nothing but for a hitch and screw.
Word-for-word it’s too easy to do.
Getting lost in various mediums of art is something that I’m into.

I’m also into you.
It’s Friday morning, honey – how do you do?

The weekend is coming and I pray that it’s sweet.
I’m the creative type looking to sculpt some relief.

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Raise your leg (or hand) if you’re with me, and then start working toward sculpting today.
I’m Qui
on Art & History; encouraging thee to shape yourself like molded clay.

Yesterday’s inspiring art still resides on Earths land.
Read up on Art History to learn more about Relief Bands.

Watch Out For That

In Griot, News, Self Improvement on March 13, 2019 at 7:54 am

 

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Don’t get your foot caught

If it’s free, we often think it’s a trick and we may pass it up.
If it’s unobtainable some will steal and/or cheat – to get the stuff.

Why?

Watch out for that snare.
It’s a trick and that’s why it’s there.

You can steal a lot of stuff, even draw up a thieving plan,
but the truth is the only foolproof. God help the hearts of man.

Why make your plight
to win – even if it isn’t right?

I’m sure by now that you have heard
about the college admission scamming verb.

Word.

Seems rich folk have been unmasked
and revealed to appreciate a steal – but the look is bad.

“Hands up! You’ve been made,” said the FBI to several of them.
The collegiate admissions snare is an old trick with a lot of hems.

If we look closely at the business aspect of cheating and Rick Singer 
we can see that it is a winning business. Ouch! That’s the real stinger.

Yep. It’s been around forever –
it’s just that Rick’s scheme wasn’t so clever.

And that’s it. The End.
Educate yourself and you’re sure to win.

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Educate, Cultivate and Elevate your skill

Don’t worry about the institutions that don’t or won’t let you in –
you just continue to read, research and learn; make Conquering Knowledge your best friend.

So my homie Conquering and I are taking a Film Portfolio class,
the syllabus is dope and I’ve no intentions to choke though it’s been known to kick ass.

There is a lot of work involved; Cinematography is a steady Science.
I wouldn’t think to cheat or steal my way through; my capacity is compliant.

Anytime someone brings up cheat, steal or lie,
I exit the room. I’ve no interest to try.

Integrity is real. I wake up with it.
Me, be a chameleon? You can forget it.

Plus I constantly keep one brow up
and all conversation is filtered through my gut.

My solar plexus.
Intuitive vibes do connect us.

I don’t care how elite Rick Singer must have been, the explanation of his business would have missed me.
I’d have been offended that my intellect was ill-comprehended; offering me his services would have dissed me.

And maybe even have pissed me off.
But I guess if learning makes you sweat — then you may pay the cost?

What are the thoughts of a man mindfully engaging in the ill?
Is he aware of the snare at the top of the hill?

Be it college admissions or Nigerian scams,
say NO to cheating when it comes around.

It’s just like beer, it’s just like drugs –
Friends don’t let friends be white collar thugs.

Surely you’ve heard that saying before… No?
Oh maybe not, because I just made it up, yo. 😛

It’s hump day baby and everywhere you go
I want you to be confident in what you know.

I want to encourage you to be your best and to keep it real,
I’m Qui
and if you don’t make the cut – please don’t cheat or steal.

Temptations lead to snares
Look behind dishonest inclinations
there’s a snare there.
Watch Out!

Unexpected Endings

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on March 8, 2019 at 5:12 am

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And so it is the weekend, baby.
I’m up early for the worm – I’m a shot-calling lady.

I was up late last night shooting scenes.
The FS5 is what I do. It’s my thing.

I am focusing on camera movement and lights.
I’m studying all of the greats so that I can bite.

Aye, aye, aye! I’ve got many homages to pay.
I’ve got a griot script that I need to slay.

Hey! It’s the weekend baby and I’m excited about it.
Stand the studio up and not assist the cut? I doubt it.

I am giddy to be shadowing such exciting cinematographers.
I’ve got to thank my collegiate curriculum for turning out reel cinema-ballers.

I’m all hers; New Skill can call me up anytime.
I’m guilty of always picking up the call line

because Unexpected Endings is what I find.
BIG UPS to Arizona Studios and their reel project grinds.

You never know what life will present to you when you set out on a journey…
I pray that you find new life during your life before resting on the gurney.

Go on and pray-it-back for me, too.
Today I’ve got so much stuff to do

that I could really always use a good word being put-in with the big guy.
I’m gonna also ask you to send up one more for Alex Trebek‘s quality of life.

I’m not a big JEOPARDY fan, but my mom loves it the most
and it seems pancreatic cancer has donned on the host.

If you believe in the Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost, the Holy Koran and such,
then yes, send up a good word for the sick and shut-in; do it out of love.

And that is my Ms. Community plea for the week;
a knowledge-heavy weekend is what I yearn and seek.

I’ve got 2 short films to direct and reel
if I intend to keep my honors appeal.

I know that you’re with me; I know that you understand,
I’ve got some scripts to birth and some eyes to land.

Heyyy! Hold my hand. It’s been you and I since the very beginning,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, let’s script a movie. I’m up for Unexpected Endings.

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