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Mix It Up, Baby

In Comedy, Communication, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on March 16, 2018 at 7:20 am


We’ve finished this week of thirds in victorious might.
My segue to getting here came to a head,  after GAME NIGHT.

That’s the name of the film that I saw last night at AMC theater.
Laughter reigned from beginning to end, as far as I can remember.

I actually tried not to laugh too boisterous or hardy
as not to miss any dialogue being transferred to a party.

I saw the late show but was safely home by the stroke of midnight.
A movie a day won’t keep the doctor away,’ but it will lend a cinematographer student insight.

game night_comradery.jpgI need all of the light on this journey, that I can bask in.
I laughed so much; Jason Bateman is touched
and Rachel McAdams comedic sense is a win.

Pappadeuxs, a little homework, and a movie – I got it all it in,
and now the excitement of another workweek finally comes to an end.

Are you ready kinfolk? Are you wearing your dancing shoes?
Life is a game that must be played,” and I don’t want to lose.

Life is full of battles – we should be careful to pick and choose,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, keep laughing and showing your teeth; be mindful to mix up your groove.

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IMG 2:  Hopper Stone/SMPSP/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


A Twinkle for A Wrinkle

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement on March 14, 2018 at 6:03 am

A WRINKLE IN TIME: Meg, (her little brother) Charles Wallace, and Ms. WhatsIt

Pardon me, I didn’t catch your response to that last question of mine.
I was inquiring if you have had a chance to see A WRINKLE IN TIME?

I did, indeed – filled with curiosity and excite.
If fact, I was in the theater last Friday on opening night.

I took it all in; I did not fall asleep.
The film had a consistent and strong moral release.

I read a lot
into that 2-hour slot.

The film’s message encouraged me to hold-on and keep the faith.
It reminded me that The IT is seeking to penetrate my space.

I won’t let it.
As for the film? I won’t forget it.

Of the morals woven into Disney’s tale, I did see this:
To white men in America,’ they sent a message. (8).gif

Calvin and Dr. Alex Murray

The message was in the loving foundation that shaped and pulled the show through;
it said you can still head up the family heart-thumbnail– they just, may not look like you.’

It also showed us that The IT has no respect of person.
The IT is hate and if it resides in one’s heart, can become a community burden.

The tale showed us that when evolving and growing, change may hurt a little.
This was shown every time Meg would quantum leap – the transit scenes in the middle.

Did you see it? Did you see A WRINKLE IN TIME?
The vibrancy of color was newly on shine.

Wasn’t the brilliance of Ms. WhatsIt’s hair color simply divine?
Did you dig Charles Wallace? He represented innocence, intertwined.

Did you dig Calvin’s role? He journeyed with Charles and Meg.
Did you get that he was looking to belong when The IT got into his head?

We saw his abusive dad, instead of love. He had a family devoid of care.
It was that bit of insight that co-signed why Calvin was there.

Again, the film is about feeling needed, loved and included.
Love and faith can conquer all and rebuild whatever The IT has uprooted.

I loved the film. It was deep, it required me to think and yielded me hope.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I thought A WRINKLE IN TIME was dope.

Good Morning Monday

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, TV Shows on March 12, 2018 at 6:49 am


It’s not quite as early as you think.
With the sun not yet up, I’m doing the one-eyed wink.

My, I could use a tall, hot cup of jo to get things going.
I’ve got seeds in my bag that I need to be sewing.

School work. You know the drill!
Monday’s are the beginning of things getting real.

I spent the weekend pacing myself and yielding very little to play
because Sunday was the deadline date for the outline of my essay.

Please feel the vibes of my grin.
I look like Chester – sure, but I got it in.


And we’re back to Monday! God is good, we’re all alive.
Opportunity is gassed up – are you down to ride?

I am. The sun is on its way to join the day’s mix.
I’m in Arizona — it’s 49 minutes after 6.

Good Morning Monday. I’m so very glad to see you again.
Yesterday I joined a book discussion group and made new friends.

We reviewed the book QUEEN SUGAR by Natalie Baszile,
and talked about Charley and Ralph Angels lives of heel… on the heal.

The discussion had an authentic appeal comparable to reel.
We discussed the differences that live between the book and the series deal.

The differences were vast, still, I like them both.
We met at 3 at Changing Hands – by 5, we were ghost.

The Monday sun is rising now; there’s so much beauty in her shine.
I’m Qui
So happy to reconnect with thee. Any chance that you saw A WRINKLE IN TIME?

Let’s talk about BLACK PANTHER

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 16, 2018 at 10:56 am



img_8267Just before our 8:15 showing last night of BLACK PANTHER at AMC, I tore open my Amazon packaging and took a pair of scissors to my MARVEL Black Panther tee-shirt. I threw on a head band to accessorize – because my ancestry is rooted in eye-catching jewelry and I wanted to show up looking like I knew.

Good thing I did. Did you see the neckline pieces that Black Panther and his nemesis cousin, Erik Killmonger wore? I was out done on my accessory choices and pleasantly driven to unexpected depths in the story-line and relatedness of the tale that was a black life experience.

Did you see it? Among so many messages, the biggest one was the hurdle that mounts in the middle of many African American families for a mono power. It may be between two alpha male cousins, two strong minded aunts, two bull headed brothers, two stubborn standing sisters, it doesn’t matter — beef exists in the tightest of families. However, all too often, in the African American family beef has an HOV lane to tarnishing and separates families at the root. I saw this in the film. Also, I really hoped the dying cousin would have accepted the extended hand of the king instead of preferring death. Have you ever been a part of a damaged relationship and the person with whom you share the relationship with would rather die than work things out? Yep. Like I said, the film was strong in relatedness.

Gosh i enjoyed it. I must say, after the first 30-minutes of the film, the screen went black and… well, my mood almost soured. It took me back to last year at Regal Theaters in Gilbert, AZ when I went to see GIRLS TRIP last July 2017, (with Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish) and the theaters air condition went out. After waiting in the dark (and properly cooled) theater last night for about 60-seconds, the theater manager came in with jovial greetings and informed us that it had just been brought to his attention that the show we were viewing was not in Real 3D3!! —  I didn’t think so, but no one in the theater seemed to be have been bothered by that fact, but me, so… I just sat back and enjoyed the unfolding of the story. Thank God for the patron that did get up and alert the projectionist — I was just going to write about it in the end and inform you all that the Real 3D technology may not be worth the few extra bucks. 🙂 However, after the projectionist put on the proper formatted film – it was all gravy baby. We were were eating the steak of this tale in pretty radical 3D vision from the comfort of leather-style home theater recliners.


I learned a lot. I love it all.
I wasn’t even mad about the brief film stall.

I enjoyed much about the story-line – each detail, therein.
I hated to learn that Black Panther’s nemesis was his beloved kin.

I loved how we all could relate to a family member who hails “the brakes.”
I loved how through life and much adversity, the hero’s story was laid.

I appreciated the crowds that turned out to make this film a hit, by far.
I enjoyed our Real 3D audience at the close of the show, yielding applause.

I reside in Phoenix, Arizona where there are a lot of choices –
for folks to spend their entertaining dollar. So many new film voices

that they didn’t have to come out and support last night.
The fact that the audience was lit – is an aspiring writers delight.

Did I mention the dialogue was thick? They let me have IT with the details!
This is something I missed in PROUD MARY; their background story failed.


Yep. I’m digging the apparel.

But the action was on point, so was the talent that delivered the lines.
Black Panther pounced all over Proud Mary. Still they have roots from the same heroic vine.

They just want to help.

I appreciate Disney and Marvel! Thank you for leading diversity; for tending to the plight!
I’m Qui
Happy Friday baby! Grab your guy, best friend or lady and go see Black Panther tonight!

Productive Childs Play

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement on February 12, 2018 at 7:56 am

productive-childs-play.jpgGood morning sweetheart, how have you been?
I was up late script writing, so today I slept in.

I had a banner weekend, no day went undone.
I researched and learned; to concept I gave birth –
It was exhausting but oodles of fun.
Yep. I got it done.

I’ve got that feeling of accomplishment about me right now.
Suddenly questions of when and why are naturally forming with the how.

Wow. I am truly enjoying the season.
Though to talk about me — wasn’t my chief reason

in hitting you up.
I wanted to check-in and I’d love a )))HUG(((.

I’m up sipping jo and the sun is on its way.
Phoenix is boasting a grey overcast today.

I like that too.
It allows me to feel like I’m up early with you.

7:30am is not early but -’tis suitable for today,
because it’s Monday, a natural funday
regardless of my workload, I plan to PLAY.

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Change it up at work today. Make each task a game.

Youth is about me when I wear my creative hat.
Put on your favorite helmet and get out there and bat!

GAMIFICATION is real. Think of protocol and task as a game.
It could yield a new spin to a routine plan that often feels mundane.

I’m into it! I am. I’ve arisen slowly and am fully charged.
I’m Qui
Checking in with thee, broaching creativity and thanking the good Lord.


Merrin Dungey’s Reel’ness

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on January 31, 2018 at 8:11 am

Merrin Dungey.jpgUnbelievable resume! Do you know of any shows that’s Merrin has been cast in? Did you know that she’s in a new series on Fox?

Let me slow down, rewind and reveal that Merrin has been cast in many hit shows that you may have been and still are a fan of. The list includes

I first remember her catching my eye in the early 2000’s as a cast member in Malcolm In The Middle and then I was fortunate to catch her in an old episode of MARTIN. That was a long time ago. Since then she’s been in many other shows but primarily in a guest role and limited episodes;  most times no more than one episode per hit show. And that’s too bad, because I’ve always enjoyed her. She had an awesome career on ABC’s former series Alias but when it ended Merrin vanished from the weekly broadcast line ups until as of late. Have you heard of Fox’s new series Resident? Merrin Dungey is in it and she’s a mainstay character. Oui!!

About Merrin Dungey in RESIDENT
I have divvied another DVR slot to be spent.

I have not seen it yet, so I’m no selling vein.
Like I told you before I’m not into the ER show ‘thang.

I am a fan of The Good Doctor, the cast is a good mix.
Plus I dig the reeled journey of a Doc whose autistic.

Merrin is a steady actress who has not met the word QUIT!
Therefore I’m pretty stoked that she’s in regular cast on RESIDENT.

Born a Leo, August 6th and in 1971
reaffirms Ms. Dungey is likely a whole lot of fun.

A no-limit journey is definitely a Leo’s sum in life.
I’m Qui
a Leo as well, peeping Merrin’s RESIDENT work on Monday nights.


In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Theater, Video on January 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

I’m just in from Hawkins Theaters premier debut of PROUD MARY and Taraji P. Henson did her thang!


No spoilers here. Should you see it? Yes honey!
There was a whole lot of action/script drama and a lil’ funny.

It wasn’t a comedy but life can be a gas.
I’ve been in a hairy situation or two and had to laugh.

taraji_p_henson_proudmary_silhouette.jpgProud Mary is an assassin and her ex-beau is fine.
He’s the dude from HTGAWM – from Analise’s line.

In Proud Mary his name was Tom and he was able
To hold down the leading male role; quite stable.

I enjoyed his presence.
Proud Mary bore a lot of Christy Love’s essence.

You probably don’t know or remember Christy Love?
But she is exactly what Cinematography needs more of.

She was the television version of the principle character in FOXY BROWN. Like Christy and Foxy, Mary shows up and throws down.

She can hold her weight in chrome pounds.
She rarely misses if she fires a sound…

Heavy stunt action work owned the view –
like any boom-bang film starring Tom Cruise.

Again — I LOVED IT.

Taraji is showing up for that action hero title!
I support the view. We could use a new femme action icon.

Right on to the reel – and reel to the right on!!
A woman’s touch is what’s needed when things go wrong.

billy-brown3.jpgI’m proud of Ms. T. P. Henson and her co-star Billy Brown!
They filled the theater, thickly in my fair melanin town.

They get a BIG POUND! 👊🏾

The bay was packed with large groups of 10 or more.
For me, this film was a more personal score.

I sat in the back
In a tilted black hat.

I observed the laughter – I observed the gasps.
I observed a good time that by all – was being had.

and so I was quick to come home and tell you all about it.
I’m Qui
That PROUD of MARY, she. So much so, I had to content shout-it!

Open for plans this weekend? Friends or solo, choose to be merry!
Get dolled up — or maybe not. Regardless, go out and enjoy PROUD MARY.

Let’s SHACK up. I’ll meet you there!

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on November 5, 2017 at 8:47 am


You remember the place, don’t you? THE SHACK. I do love going there. ❤

Please tell me that you’ve seen this exemplary and remarkable film. If you haven’t – put it on the list.

The Shack is based off the (same name) novel by William P. Young and it’s a real winner chicken dinner. It’s jammed packed with so many “ah-ha moments” that it releases concentrated amounts of nourishment into your soul via depth of comprehension. Yes, far more than any chicken soup could ever render.

The film was released in March of this year though I’ve only seen it just a few weeks ago and boy, did it get me. Starring Sam WorthingtonOctavia Spencer and Tim McGraw this film exhibits divinity in vision and direction by Stuart Hazeldine. Before this film I’d not ever heard of William P. Young or Stuart Hazledine. Today – I truly couldn’t imagine not knowing of them.

So what is this shacking thing all about? Why has it got me feeling some kind of way? Because it to spoke to me about being “some kind of way.” It was confrontational and welcoming. This reel yields life changing potential.

No story spoiler here, just encouragement and a trailer:

I’ve seen it twice and I was effected the same way both times. Not only do I plan on watching it again, but I plan to introduce a friend. As good as this film makes me feel, it would be selfish of me not to share it; thus, I’m sharing it with you. Do yourself a favor get this film in your sights and sip on it. If chicken soup is legacy to be good for the soul, then The Shack is comprised of nutrients much like the marrow.


So when I say, “Let’s SHACK up. I’ll meet you there!” I mean,
You have got to partake with me, this soul reviving scene.

Life can be mundane, prone to yielding to the same ol’ thangs:
Rituals, broken rules, and legacies that need to be examined and/or changed.

Revisit your foundations, your beliefs and your not-so-distant past…
A good place to rendezvous? I recommend The Shack.

See the film or get it in paperback. Either form is truly fair.
Want someone to tag along? Hit me up. I’m happy to meet you there.

I’m all about self improvements. I’ll bring the curly string!
I’m Qui
All about shacking up. Who knew this would be my thing? 😊

Peep the film.
Get lost in what it means.

Legendary Exits Re-visited

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, TV Shows on September 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Biggie & Tupac are still gone.
They left a gang of music & prophetic quotes to carry on.

Not just in one or two — but in many songs
Though in a  few we’ve got two that will explore some of the wrongs

that went along and may have co-facilitated the icons earthly exits;
Therefore WHO SHOT BIGGIE & TUPAC was destined to be broadcasted.

It’s going down on FOX and will be hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Ice-T.
I’m Qui
Rest assured this vibe will include recollects from  Fab5 during this re-examining of history.

Have a seat & tune in. We shall see…

Monday Muncher

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Video on August 21, 2017 at 4:45 am

These are 6 of the 7 Sisters named after the days of the week. Thursday (in black) and Tuesday (red head) are on the far left… Monday is MISSING,

Mm-mm-mm, it’s Monday, again
and y’all know how I am at a new weeks begin.

I’m all jitted up about conquering a win.
The possibilities for the day are many – in opportunities den.

Let’s talk about the goings on of my refreshing Sunday,
I was drawn in by Netflix’s WHAT HAPPENED TO MONDAY?

Have you seen this piece?
It’s multi sci-fi duplicity.

It’s new in the reel Netflix stream line-up.
It goes hard good Lord; kept me on edge in the cut.

7 identical siblings are born into a rut
because there can only be one. Now take that to the gut! (2)You’d think identical, multiple birth siblings would have a little more love

than Monday showed to Sunday. The family of 7 needs a  Musketeer hug.

Their grandfather and paternal reference was no guardian joke –
he raised 7 warriors. Gramps was played by Willem Dafoe.

Also there’s a pretty prickly role
that holds consistency by Glen Close.

You gotta see this.
From beginning to end – Noomi Rapace is a hit.

But then again, I am truly sci-fi bred.
I was into Thursday and Tuesday, (the Lesbian and the red head).

Spoilers will not be so quickly fed — you have got to see this piece,
I’m Qui
It’s new and still under box office review. The concept is beast.

With great intensity I inhaled and exhaled the satisfying, slow release of yesterday,
because today I labor my own seedy and literally scripted Monday.

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The day was yesterday that we had to let go
of the legendary Dick Gregory; he was just eighty-fo.’

Put your lighters in the air and say “Ho-oh!”
Then visit his wikipedia to learn a little mo.’

I had to learn of him too – my  adolescent introduction of him lead me to surmise as much:

Dick Gregory kept the vibe light
during the journey of civil rights,

he made folks laugh when they wanted to cuss.’

And sometimes they still cursed, but most importantly he taught them while they laughed.
Like I said, he was just eight-fo, when he crossed over, though he did MUCH in between his dash:

October 12, 1932      August 19,2017

Peep his legacy: learn well and don’t lose the laugh.