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TMJ and a 2-Wire Brace

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 21, 2019 at 4:34 am
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Self Ligating Braces

With braces on the upper and lower rows of my teeth
TMJ is still active. Yes, she is a beast.

In 2-months I will have been braced for a year
and I’m down for 1 1/2 more — from what I hear.

All has been well on my braced 10-month journey
It comes with a bit of pain, but none that yield to the gurney.

I can handle it; the pain hits hard but there’s no hollerin.’
Thank God my DNA’s from Ireland and that I have a high pain tolerance.

Yes. I do.
My father was a redhead, too.

Not quite a leprechaun, but he did wear clean shoes,
and thanks to his DNA, TMJ pain won’t cause me to lose.

Though I can see a little bruising around my jawline.
Braces and TMJ are not without pain, but I’m fine.

I mean, considering that in December of 2018
I was charted for a double-jaw surgery scene,

then at the last minute, I felt compelled to opt out.
I realized what the pain ratio would be about.

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TMJ PAINS are caused when this happens @ jaw bone point – in front of the ear.

Whether or not I stayed in the surgery lane
there were no promises on ridding me of this TMJ pain.

There was only “a chance.”
I chose an alternative procedure with which to dance.

I chose to have two teeth from the lower jaw removed.
Comparable degrees of pain but with a less-intense recovery groove.

Surgery would’ve included a hacksaw and about 8-weeks for post-swelling to go down
whereas tooth extractions required  2-rooted teeth & 3-weeks of light recovery rounds.

However, TMJ is currently bound by a 2-wire brace
the nocturnal grinding ceases not to pain my face.

Likely, because my jaw bones are currently moving.
My trachea measurements have widened; improving.

Braces are yielding a great help in improving my bite,
but the grind of TMJ still owns the night. Aye-yae-yae.

Good morning beloved, I felt the need to insert an update,
I’m Qui
Please wish me Godspeed on this TMJ pain and 2-Wire Brace.

SURE

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 18, 2019 at 5:15 am

can i have it-memIs today a reason for celebration,
a step away from degradation,
a day to build on our united relation,
a day to retreat from psycho-babble connotations?

SURE.

Yes-Yes. Let foolishness and misunderstandings hit the highway!
I awoke this morning, feeling SURE in my yawning that today is a high day.

Hello, howdy, and hi!
Come on over – DO stop-on by.

We’ve got Nancy Pelosi holding the gavel now
and a wall for separation — may not eat our tax-cow.

Do we need to reopen the government? — Absolutely we do.
Should we do so by any unsettling means? <– Bid ignorance adieu.

Wisdom is about me and you, as is another opportunistic Friday morn.
Rise and shine. I hope you’re feeling fine for the wool of yesterday is being sClint-Eastwood-YES.gifhorn.
Is our current state of the union still a reason for alarm?

SURE.

Can we get better? — We must.
More bipartisanship and less fuss.

Can we do it for the sake of being whole and secure?
Can we put a check on what we need to correct? — Absolutely. SURE.

Unproductiveness… we need to shoo it.
Come together and get things done? We need to do it.

Can we do it today? We SURE can.
I’m Qui
and anytime I feel at an impasse – I pray for a plan.

LET’S DO IT.

This Cool Breeze…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on January 16, 2019 at 6:53 am
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Air out the laundry…

This Cool Breeze on my neck
is a welcoming check.

Thank you, God, for the bay-style window
and for the rays of the sun, that warms my soul.

I love that you’d gift me this comforting moment.
I thought I was alone, but you are ‘all up on it.

And I feel that…
A melancholy breeze with lots of trim and less fat.
You feel that?

Trigonometry detains my thoughts today; I pray to receive with ease,
I’m Qui
In the face of tough Math and a tougher Congress  – I am loving

This Cool Breeze…

Pay attention and enjoy it, please.

Keep It Moving

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on January 14, 2019 at 4:30 am

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Good morning sweetheart. Allow me to catch you mid-stride
and say “There’s nothing new under the sun,” — not one new vibe.

That is if the above video is indeed a relic truth.
Isn’t that what one 2016 candidate was selling me and you?

I didn’t buy it.
Many did and now many deny it.

Still according to the 1950’s black and white narrative series clip
there was one 2016 candidate who was not shooting from the hip.

Not at all – not at all.
A script from a canceled series was recalled

and now we are living out a show that the networks cut short.
So about our collective position, whilst there be any thwart?

Especially since we know that some shows should never be remade.
Good morning Monday, please Keep It Moving and thank you for the shade.

Good morning sweetheart, I missed you over the last few days.
Were you out and about being compassionate or engaging in misbehave?

We all misbehave from time to time, and hopefully, we all know when to stop.
No one can fool all of the people all of the time – regardless of your status-quo-snot.

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Things have long heated up to “hot,” and I’m so glad that I didn’t choose the turtle neck.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, please continue to be patient whilst Karma does a check.

Keep It Moving

and pray for the man whose trials yield him vex.
It may be his day today, though tomorrow – who is next?

Alas it’s Friday and I’m Going Dancing

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on January 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

calculating-cat.jpgWhen was the last time that you went dancing and danced like no one was looking – really?
Well, that’s too long if it was more than a week since you hit it . You feel me?

I’m going out tonight and I don’t mind scooping you up.
Single or not the time is nigh to exert a calorie gut-bust.

Yes-yes! Under or overdressed, I am heavily into it
if I can get a tutor for my math. Please tell me you can you do it?

How are your Trigonometry skills? How are sine, cosine, and tangent?
I wouldn’t know, Trig is new to my fro – I’m stuck on angling in.

Praying to the Lord that guessing is not a sin – because I realize that I’m chancing.
Like I said, Alas it’s Friday and (Lord) I’m Going Dancing.

bey-drunken-love-dancingI could use a good Soul Train line right now,
doing the Sissy-Boo, Dougie Fresh and Doo-Doo Brown.

Later on this eve, it’s going down, though for now, I’m bright-eyed – yo.
I’ve got a cup of jo, and a Math test via laptop – ready to go.

You know what I’m going to do? I’m going to calculate for a few hours, break – then calculate for another spell,
I’m Qui
a sapiosexual who’s quite excited about conquering Trigonometry’s hell.

So much so, I feel like dancing.
Do dance with me!

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UPDATE:

Alas, I return after several hours of working 230 Algebraic/Trigonometry equations and an additional two tests immediately after that.
I am happy to report that it is 5 am on Saturday morning and I’m about to hit the sack.
Just a little FYI for the inconspicuous eye: “Yes, I think I’m falling for math! The variable definitely adds…”

My mathematical success has me feeling like
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In The Loop

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Sports on January 7, 2019 at 6:07 am

in-the-loop.pngA new year, the same me, the same you, and a new view.
In the spirit of yesterday’s News Peruse,
we’ll tie headlines together In The Loop.

The COWBOYS played the SEAHAWKS over the weekend and defended their playoff presence.
The EAGLES followed that cab and manifested their own “W” blessin.’

The Cowboys are slated to play the RAMS next;
each in pursuit of a Super Bowl respect.

Are you watching? Are you up on the NFL Loop?
How about the un-looping of lies; i.e, telling the truth?

I wish the White House administration could call my Aunt Ruth.
Like Jacob, she wrestled when honesty was aloof.

She wasn’t about that bull.
If you lied to her – a backhand kept you full.

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Mm-mm-ughhhh. It would hurt so bad,
but it’s what was needed to curb a lying lass.

Wake up, look alive and live in the truth.
You can’t trump life’s backhand; keep honesty In The Loop.
Do it for you.

Keep excellence In The Loop; the fabric of your character is always on display.
Regardless of the government’s shutdown, employees should go out and play.

Don’t let your gig ruin your day and expend your vote at every opportunity this year.
2019 is a more awake and progressive scene and wisdom is your fishing spear.

Use it to plant seeds and use it to harvest fruit.
Whatever you do, please remain true and keep me In The Loop.

I’m crazy about you and this fresh Monday start,
I’m Qui
Tying a loop that connects to your News Peruse heart.

Let’s stay connected.
When life happens we’re all affected.

Stay tuned to this groove for the Griot scoop.
It’s objective is to duly keep us In The Loop.

PS — Here’s a little something I thought you might like to know:
EDDIE GLAUDE JR. won the debatable segment on Morning Joe. 😛

What Do You Want

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 6, 2019 at 5:15 am

focus-thumbnailIf I were asked, “What Do You Want of Me?”
I would tell thee exactly:

that I want you to
live your best life, Boo.

I want you to love life and enjoy the view.
That’s exactly what I’m doing and I’m looking at you.

Ooo.
What Do You Want, Boo?
This round is squarely on you.

Where do you want to go and what do you want to do?
Ain’t nobody judging and God’s grace is upon you.
Your faith will get you through.

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I WANT YOU to show me your grill.

Now let me ask you, “What do you Want,” B.?
Come on, you can tell me. Spoken clarity is key.
Give it to me.

Tell me and mean it.
2019 is in-play; commit to being it.

Make it good for you,
by being good to those who work with you.

And if good is what you want,
don’t let it be hell that you flaunt.

Karma doesn’t work that way.
Get it together – 2019 is in play.

What Do You Want? Focus on it and activate a plan,
I’m Qui
I woke up feeling good about WE. You’re not alone; I’ll hold your hand.
So,

What Do You Want?

2019 – Come On In Here

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 4, 2019 at 2:15 am

gene-wilder_that-goes-wo-sayingGood morning dear readers of intellect and refined comprehending skills.
Thank you for coming through and for digging my Griot flow at your will.

I appreciate you. For real.
Let our united understanding be a big deal.

If you’re waiting on the law to change the tune of our collective song,
I hate to inform you that the wait time may exceed Jesus coming back home —
and child, you don’t want to wait that long.
A united front benefits you and me and it makes our country strong.

So Come On In Here, 2019. I’ve been waiting on you buddy.
Last year was good for me, but I’m hoping that you’ll love me.

Hug me authentically and I’ll hug you back.
Let’s cook up a meal and not a snack.

Understanding, compassion, and unity — bring it back.
Not just in my hood, but across the United States mass.

2019 – Come On In Here and shine!
Besides the late sixties, you’re my favorite nine.
Come On In the HOUSE – everything is fine.
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An ill will at Goodwill

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on January 2, 2019 at 5:15 am

Goodwill stores.jpgMonday afternoon I went to Goodwill to find an end Table or a coffee table for a realtor client’s home staging project in Arizona. I walked into the Goodwill store and 2 minutes later I found what I was looking for, a rather large chocolate vinyl ottoman that opens with air hydraulics and had a deep compartment for storage. Get this! It was only $19.99! That’ s my kind of deal. There was a white man about 54 – 57 years old about 5’10” – 5’11”, dark hair & brows, no facial hair, 187 – 193 lbs, and wearing teal blue shirt who was walking rather closely behind me as I looked over the ottoman before I decided to purchase it. Curious as to which ticket color represented the 1/2-OFF sale, I said to a man who was within earshot, “Excuse me. Do you work here?” He said no – then I inquired of him if he knew the sale ticket color. He said ‘no again, but that the sales lady who helped him could tell me.’ He turned in her direction but she was gone. I actually saw her vanish into the rear stockroom doors. I thanked the man and went after the store clerk for assistance. She re-emerged from the stockroom and marked the ottoman as sold and told me to pay at the register and to drive my car to the rear of the store and pick it up. I proceeded.

Once in the rear of the store, it starts to pour down rain. A frail female and a strapping male exit the building carrying my Goodwill treasure. While they were loading it into the SUV that I was driving a white Dodge RAM pulled up behind me.

December31-2018_Goodwill-Stalker.jpgAs soon as the employees put the piece into the SUV the white truck just drove off. The white male driver donated nothing nor did he pick up a purchase. I thought it kind of weird that he waited for them to do the work, which took time – and once they were free to help him, he drove off.  I’m sure it was all caught on the shopping centers surveillance system. I thanked the workers and begin to drive back to my clients home, about 20 minutes away.

5 minutes from my destination a white Dodge Ram gets directly behind me in traffic and makes every turn that I make — with no blinker. I pull into the gated community of my client’s and begin a slow drive through the neighborhood with the white truck community estates gate.jpgfollowing me. I made a quick left w/no blinker and they kept straight. I waited before turning onto the street of the home that I was delivering the piece to. When I made a right onto the street the white Dodge Ram was at the end of the street at the T of the road waiting for me. I pressed the garages door opener before approaching the house and zipped the SUV into my client’s garage.  I was on the phone with my client as I entered the gated community and the two of us watched the white truck sit outside of his home at the stop sign at the end of the street.

I begged my client to not go outside because he had no intentions of calling the cops. After about 15 minutes or so the white truck drove off — very slowly.

What was this about? Why would that man latch onto and follow me – not only through the store but out of the store and onward? My client took pictures of the white truck that followed me to his home and is actively on the lookout for future guests that intend to “surprise.”

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I spotted An Ill Will at Goodwill on December 31st.
A white man with covert plans and perhaps an ill-fated thirst.

I don’t know what made me stick out, I was only in Goodwill for 10 minutes – top!
The man was already in the store when I arrived; to stop following me – he would not.

I didn’t catch on to things being odd until I was ready to leave the cut
and went to the rear of Goodwill to get my purchase – suddenly a white truck pulls up.

When the Goodwill employees put the purchase into my ride, the white truck peeled off.
I exited the store in a different direction and still wasn’t “stalker” tipped off.

It wasn’t until I had driven 15 minutes away from the store and miles in a northern direction
that I noticed I had a white Dodge Ram on my tail with clear uninvited intentions.

I continued to use my blinkers until the driver started to tailgate closer.
The driver followed me into a gated community; a neighborly trespasser/poser.

My home-staging realtor client could not believe the moment, but it was easy for me to believe.
I am Black in America and “to always be on the lookout” is a life-long key.

I’m passing this story on to you, and will keep you in the loop should more unfold.
I’m Qui
and I spotted An Ill Will at Goodwill though covered by the blood I still brought home the goal.

Watch your back in 2019 and pray much over your soul.
To live another day is more valuable than gold.

Hump-Day Wisdom from Uncle Willie:

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Video on December 31, 2018 at 5:25 am

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Good Morning Monday. How are you doing?
What hast thou for our collective pursuing?

Perhaps something new, like a infants “coo-cooing,”
or perhaps something stronger, like the jo that you’re brewing?

Me? At the close of 2018, I’d say I’m quite poised for an upgrade to life’s scene.
I’m looking forward to 2019.
Expanding in all ways – always, has always been my thing.

I’m into it.
If you’re into it: WE CAN DO IT.

Let’s grow up and grow out.
Turn up and show out.
Show the youth what unity is about.
Speak encouragement and much less pout.

Whatever you want to do next, do pursue it.
I’m into all that is good in the global hood – Let’s do it.

Good Morning Monday. How are you today?
Let the universe move to our positive sway.

State what you want out of life and be mindful in your take.
Good morning kinfolk. 2018 is closing, are you awake?

Of course, you are.
Let 2019 find you being the star.

let's go.pngRadiate positivity, utilize wisdom and more prayer.
Do unto others as you’d have done unto you; i.e., pack fair.

If it isn’t easy- keep at it. Lean not unto under-handing folks.
Please know that karma is real and deals boomerangs to the throat.

You’ve gotta’ know this. Love will cure all and cease your yawning.
But only if you are awake. Wake up to love and Good Morning.

I don’t have to remind you that Monday marks things anew.
Though I would like to encourage you to enjoy being you.

You have made it to another day and so close to meeting a new year,
I’m Qui
Happy New Years Eve to thee. May 2019 yield you much more cheer.

Don’t forget to celebrate with me throughout the new year. You hear? 🙂

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