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Humping Horror

In Advertise, Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows, Video on August 26, 2020 at 5:15 am

Good morning beloved. How are you this morn? I’m awake, for opportunity’s take; I’m bright eyed with no yawn.

How art thou, multimedia kin? The week’s halfway – we’re halfway in.

I am poised to watch LOVECRAFT COUNTRY at its begin. Are you on-board with the series? it’s a Jordan Peele kin.

I am enjoying Angela Bassett’s husband starring as George Freeman. Jurnee Smollett and Jonathon Majors are Jim-Crow-surviving friends.

The series centers around negro and witch hunting. Episode 1 starts out with a lot of gunning,

but the melanin prey gets away to live another day. Misha Green is the co-creator with Jordan who birthed the way.

Lovecountry Craft airs at primetime on Sunday’s. With no UNDERGROUND series, HBO get’s all the play:

HBO – Based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lovecraft Country is executive produced by showrunner Misha Green along with J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim, and David Knoller.

Are you watching this series? O’ do tune in. Sunday evening episode 3 will begin.

The rise of the sun always yields vampires a good singe… Season one is so much fun that the number of episodes produced are 10. Let the fight begin!

Wait a minute Mr. Postman

In Advertise, Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Video on August 21, 2020 at 5:47 am
My mailman is always happy on his route.

I have always been in awe of the postal office processes, the mailmen & women, and the postmaster. Because I had two aunts who retired from service and a cousin who is currently employed with the USPS (for decades now) – as a child, I thought every family had a member in it that worked for the post office; who wore those cute & comfort bearing uniforms:

The USPS brand palette of colors speaks volumes towards the services that they provide; delivering friendly, warm, comforting, and supportive parcels.

As a content creator, I couldn’t resist showing off the USPS’ Coolors. Coolors is a color palette generating tool that I use when creating visual content. Colors invoke emotion. Here’s a great write up on colors, branding, and how people react on 99Designs. It’s a quick read and I enjoyed it.

My multimedia composition career is a colorful one. Every day is new and every client brings a new campaign that needs to be composed, packaged, and delivered. I sit up, pop my knuckles, read the schematics, and drive home tailored text with images and an effective color palette to support the call to action.

Delivering digital content is my profession. Delivering mail content is the job of the postmaster and postal workers. Where are they and where is the mail?

Like Johnny Carson revealed time after time, no one knows and no one’s talking. In the red state where I live, delivering the community mail has long been a “contract gig” – at least for the last 3-years.

MY ANSWER: On purpose and to deter.

The reveal of THE QUESTION inside of the envelope that is pressed against my forehead reads: With November so close, what is the issue with the post office? 

I’m no swami, I’m a content writer; most researched best – though I, too, put on a COGIC hat and pressed an envelope to my forehead.

The letter was dated one month back, but I had just received it. The contents had long come to past – so there was no urgency to read it.

I’d already talked to the addresser and they wondered, ‘did the post office eat it?  Then the song of MJ started to play – in thought; mail delivery “word” is beat it.

And life is rarely a bore – refer to the Democratic Convention. Pack comfy shoes & to-go food before hitting the polls and voice intention.

Life is at hand – let’s make it grand.  Pause on writing letters and visit if you can.

Mail in your ballots early and vote as early as allowed. This is the year to give Democracy a cheer. Vote and be loud!

You got this. Consider your due diligence to be patriotic fancy.  Be sure to bring your ear buds and jam. Alas, you got this Annie.

I’m here with you. Support is always key!
I’m Qui

It’s the weekend baby – keep your eye on the U.P.

News Peruse

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on August 17, 2020 at 4:40 am

waking-beauty.gifGood morning good looking. Yes, I’m talking to you.
What did the weekend find you ‘pulling up to?”

Were you glued to the tube? Were you talking with friends
on topic Senator Kamala Harris and former VP Biden?

Okay, okay. I won’t go all-in,  though it’s important to be a sport.
I’m interested in arresting COVID19, so towards fresh perspective: I support.

To lose another life, I don’t want no more.
The Lord is our shepherd – in Him, we score.

More folks are paying attention and joining the band
to wear PPE across these United lands

and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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Thank you, America. We got this and Go ‘head!
May our logistical routes get well, and our itineraries be met.

We are not ‘out for the count.’ There’s opportunity here.
It’s not how you start out but how you end the year.

Let’s remain focused and we’ll be fine.
Participate in wearing PPE all of the time.

make-lemonadeParticipate in transforming lemons into lemonade
and kick this pandemic ‘thit into “our past” phase.

It’s time to revive celebrating.
remember “Hip! Hip! Horray-ing?”

Gosh, it feels like it’s been too long since we’ve done it.
If you agree — adopt wearing PPE and let’s all gun it!

Do not let up.
Go out for necessities only then stay in the cut.

The Covid era is a social rut. I know… I’m with you.
Let it not deter us from perusing a headline or two:

There’s new news on the line coming straight out of New York:
there’s a call for the public to return to being a quarantine sport.

The article is a good read; minutes to complete it are only a few,
but I can paraphrase the response of the people: “they don’t want to.”

Mask burn out. Absolutely. I get it.
Though if it stymies Covid19 – I have to dig it!

Don’t you?
I hope that you do.

What about the mail, remember playing “Post office?”
Keep the P.O. open. What’s the cost of this?

Let’s not be fooled again — for that’s been happening a lot.
There is no common mass fraud around US mail-in ballots.

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This is the knowledge that needs to be ‘got.
To be informed is to be sexy – knowledge is hot.

Do what you-need-to-do to cast your beloved vote ballot.
Love for the United States and you? Mmmph. I got it.

Rumored voices hint some representatives may be confession
time off is enjoyed, but congress is better served in session.

What do you think? I think that would be great!
There’s so much on the table; so much at stake.

I know, I know… you just want to take a break.
But the American people’s residences’ are up for take.

With American unemployment ticked-up quite a bit,
rent is rolling around to bank accounts full of lent.

There was a $600/monthly relief given to the unemployed,
until word from DC came in last week saying ‘$300 is much better noise.’

FORBES.com reported on that tidbit last week
and rent is coming up — as sure I speak.

In these matters, I am praying for “we”
to survive impositions from the governs that be.

Things are always their best at the beginning,
let us operate as if — and claim the weeks end a winning!

Give me a pound if you’re down. Are you down to do it?
I’m Qui
at Day 1 – confessing that I’m happy to [co-] go through it.

The News remains at hand, take a moment to Peruse it.

YOUNGISH

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on August 4, 2020 at 4:55 am

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Youngish, young in the mind, in-mature, act like a child
Yesterday, these words offended you – today they drive you wild.

Does time appears to be taking its toll?
Only if you let it. Don’t you dare get old!

Don’t even fathom or think of it!
Tune in to PBS again and love it.

When was the last time you felt blessed
to be learning from Bert and Ernie on PBS?

Do tell, child. Do tell.
I had been missing them as well.

Dare I confess
I am back to watching PBS?

I’m doing it for a friend;
the little child within.

Do you still acknowledge?
Is your inner child still off to college

while you physically age on the side?
Youth isn’t about age but your energy vibe.

little-blk-girl_dancingHow’s your energy and how freely are you vibin?’
You’re a child compared to Mother Earth, so please get to childin.’ 😛

Me? I’m already in route. I am “childin’ out!”
Good morning dear Tuesday. I know not a pout.

I hope you only know of smiles at this hour of the day.
If sadness sits near you later, refer back to this page

and let the kid in you play.’
Jump up and down and scream “hooray

like you’re ol’ Tom Cruise.
I’ll be your Oprah; I do approve.

Spend day 2 doing you;
jam meaningful music and bust a move.

Life is at hand! Let nothing deter you from “self” remember.
Do your best to forfeit stress; there are only 2 months to November.

Wyclef Jean sang a song referencing the 11th month. Do you remember?
I believe the jam was titled, “Gone ’til November:

It’s going down in November.

Today, let your adulterated cares be under arrest.
and whatever it is that you do today – be childish about stress.

Give it ‘no never mind” and do something fun today,
I’m Qui
Up to play, so “oui!!!!” Have you time to be YOUNGISH 2 day?

THINGS That are CONSIDERED KING

In Advertise, Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on July 31, 2020 at 3:24 pm

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Do THIS when – Jammin’ to Beyonce’s visual album.

It’s Friday good people and the evening is quickly approaching nigh.
Any chance that you got around to making that Disney Plus purchase/buy?

I hope that you did because tonight they will be take center streaming stage
and broadcast the visual album BLACK IS KING by Queen B – Beyonce.

Hey-ey! I’m all hooked-up and ready to see it unfold.
Bey is a Virgo; picky & perfection goal. Behold:

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I’m in love with the view.
I’m in love with you.

I love what Beyonce is doing
towards the acceptance of hues.

She has more than thrice paid towards our dues.
She is about unity, love, and the acceptance of me + you.

Her energy is a beaut.’
It’s Friday, y’all. What’cha getting into?

Me? I’m gonna take it easy this eve.
I’ve inhaled work all week – it’s time to breathe.

I’m happy to finally sit down and kick it with thee.
I’m still on the horse and have lost more than 2 lbs x 3.

Actually, I am down a solid 8.6.
It’s all of the lettuce in my mix. 😛

It’s all good.
Though, I’m not out of the “unfit woods.”

Not yet,
but I can bet

you that I will be soon.
I am young on this journey – it’s not even noon.

I’m a goal oriented girl; I chart where I want to go.
And right now I’d like to open up the conversation of

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New York made a nifty PSA on HOW TO fill out a Mail In/Absentee ballot.
We’re sharing it with you; if you’re one of millions in the USA with a curious pallet:

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I filled out my mail-in ballot last week and took it to the polling facility and put it into the polling box myself.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DEADLINE on MAIL-IN-BALLOTS

I pray that you are able to make your voice heard, as well;
Your vote is your civil way to story tell. Do tell. Do not fail.

Having said as much, I’ve got Sirius XM RockTheBells jamming in the background and,
family in view that are dancing and clownin.’

I want to join in, so I’ll close my griot composition with this,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday baby, peep BLACK is KING and always VOTE; no miss.


YelloPain
is an Architect of Change.

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Good Morning Monday

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Sports, weightloss on July 27, 2020 at 6:53 am

 

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Evolution is inevitable.

Good morning Monday, I’m so glad that you’re here.
My weekend was fair and yielded my thoughts clear.

The television did reign and sports did re-start;
baseball and basketball delivered with united heart.

It was good to see; team building & professional balling is great
but it doesn’t make a dent of difference against racial hate

or Portland, Oregon’s reality and fate. Their peace is on pause.
If we don’t support them – their issues may be the case of us all.

Music marks great moments; music inspires unity and a call to action.
New music is born for the #BLM, but Portland get’s Michael Jackson:

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If we are not careful this will be the song across all 50 states.
Thank you Portlanders for pushing-back against hate. It’s not our united fate.

I care about you and what you’re going through.
Change is necessary; MLK did it too.

God bless New York, California, Chicago and other states
that have found that they are bound to jam Michael Jackson today.

It’s comparable to a black person’s historical and present fate.
Do unto others what you would have done unto you — is on the way.

Karma does not play. Stand strong for unity, civility and what you believe.
Tyranny gall will have to fall; protest until tyranny cannot breathe.

A new day yields a new breeze; resume your purpose after prayer.
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, if you bent a knee, divine help will always be there.

Off of The Wagon and Onto The Horse

In Communication, education, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on July 24, 2020 at 5:33 am

 

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I’ve ridden the wagon long enough. Follow me.

I am a “ride high on life” kind of girl,
who loves all of the chocolate in the world.

And just like I learned several years prior
my beloved chocolate doesn’t love me anymore.

It tastes so good but makes me pretty sick.
Oy and oh boy! I’m chocolate allergic.

Thank God this doesn’t extend into my taste in men.
I am to my core a true chocolate-man fan.

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The horse is a challenge and I like it.

Other than that —  I am back with the diet & fitness band.
I’m off the candy wagon and onto the horse again.

Walking is important, it’s the opposite of run.
I’m engaged in both of activities  under the hot summer sun.

Each is free and I need it.
Leisure keeps calling – but I can’t heed it.

The agile moves that I am making in my life
would be best be executed at a “fitter” size.

So off to the journey – I do oblige. Are you down to ride? God bless us.
We’ve the capacity to change our reality – let us start with lettuce:

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Ingredients:

1 head of lettuce
2 cups of ice cubes
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 tbsp of honey

Per my doctor, I am consuming 2 of these (or similar) a day
over the course of 6-weeks to help facilitate excess fat away.

I will also consume one solid meal.
One that’s well-thought-out for detox & heal.

My health is A-Okay but my tummy isn’t quite so fit,
in fact, I can tell from a side profile that I eat biscuits. 😛

great-biscuits.jpgI picked biscuits up when I put donuts down.
Texas wears the ‘tastiest donut’ crown.

I am letting go of all packaged processed foods.
Chocolate, biscuits and donuts — will no longer do.

Not anymore.
Child please, I’m about this lettuce score.

I don’t really consider my targeted choice to be a diet.
Life is full of game and getting fit (to me) is a riot!

It’s all in your perception and how you look at a thing and approach to right it.
Me? I’m re-molding self and reviving my health; for opportunity, I am excited.

So much so, that I had to write it. Life is so much fun!
I’m Qui
Care to walk with me to the park for a run? Last one to the swing
is the unfit one!

Let it be not me nor you.
Care to sip some lettuce juice?

Give me your foot (o’ fit aspirer) and I will hoist you up onto the horse.
It doesn’t taste great but fitness can’t wait. I have duly made a choice.

See you on the weigh-in scales in a minute.
Challenged @ fitness? Perceive: “watch me win it!”

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DO IT.

In Advertise, Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News on July 21, 2020 at 6:22 am

 

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Rip into LIFE. She is a GIFT.

There is so much that I want to do with my life, in this life
And if it feels good, I may do it twice.
It’s a rarity that I do anything thrice.
I want to greet and be acknowledged; acknowledgment is nice.

I want to live, laugh, love and heal.
I want to comprehend the constitution; confirm that it’s real.

I’d love to.
Is there anything on this Earth that you’d like to do?

Perhaps a new house, perhaps a nice new car?
Perhaps a remote trip, with no kids or lip – nor too far?

There is so much that I want to manifest, I’m not interested in mute.
I would love to talk across fenced yards to Mr. Wilson and you.

I miss picketed fences, chain links and the likes.
They are everywhere in Texas but near me, not nigh.

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And that’s alright. Besides, I’m not at my pinnacle point,
where I reside on a ranch, like a Madeleine Stowe joint.

There’re so many items on my list “Before Bucket…”
So much I want to do that I can’t even say ‘fuck it.’

Can you relate?
If you can, then win out the day.

Nothing comes to stay forever,
not even the best Texas weather.

What do you want to do with life? Take a minute and write it down.
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Or else life will be a joke, devaluing your thoughts and yield you a frown.

Please don’t lose sight of whatever it is that you want for your life.
Nourish your perception and intentions; let your vote be your fight.

Vote your intentions and let nothing deter you from doing so.
Vote early by mail or mask & glove up before going to the polls.

Things that I must do to free my soul;
Collective meditation will yield us goal.

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Photo by Mas Sajady

I want to elevate; I want to soar.
I don’t want to think about racial division anymore.

I want to smile and play in the grass
and speak to every soul that walks pass.

Is that okay?
This is how I am winning the day.

I’d just like to express further, what I’d love to be true,
I’d love to live to be 120-years to help guide humanity through.

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Have you ever heard of such?
Ilchi Lee wrote about it, much.

Got a minute? Read it.
Meditate towards a better life; heed it.

The day is so early as is our opportunity in life.
I’m Qui
Let’s live it to the hilt; once, twice and even thrice.

The time is ours and the future will come through.
What is it in this life that you’d like to do?

DO IT.

Not a HAM Thing

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, TV Shows on July 20, 2020 at 6:48 am

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Ah the year is moving along; we are headed towards month eight —
and what is it that  the incumbent’s team is ready to debate?
Not a HAM thing!

We are no closer to making sense out what’s going on in our house of white.
Folks are in the street marching for constitutional rights and endangering their lives.

Still what we’re hearing from the political spin doesn’t sound right.
Not a HAM thing has been said to answer any of the people’s plights.

Last night someone lost their live to COVID19… okay, there were many.
No word out of Washington about it, but “rambling gaffe’s” are still plenty.

Chris Wallace has been at work; he’s quite the FOX on the scene,
but every question posed to the prez, the answer equated to:
Not a HAM thing!!!

I suppose that’s better than saying “Every HAM thing.” Right?
Which would include the sun and the moon; the day and the night.

Looks like month eleven cannot come quick enough.
Life was never so easy that folks wished it were rough —

so what is this that we are being served right now?
Not a HAM thing! It looks like beef — by the discord cow?

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I don’t know, son.
He moo’ed something about Fort Bragg and Sharpton.

Why?
Distasteful mental insight.

Folks are tuned in and looking for reasons to “unity sing,”
but the answers that Chris Wallace reaped equate to Not a HAM thing.

So yes, beloved Griot readers, we are at a new week and life can still be sweet,
Though I implore you to eat vegetation and steer clear of the meat.

I don’t think it’s cured; neither the pork nor the beef.
Though chicken seems popular when congress meets.

Oh where, oh where are the patriotic members of the GOP?
Perhaps in November, we can “send them home;” domestic peace.

Good morning dear people, dear world and the likes,
I’m Qui
Up early, on-one, forgoing the HAM to Griot cite.

I exit all merry go ’rounds via my writes.
Good morning to you, be careful to chew every bite.

Before I go, I want to look at one more thing:
What is going on with Nick Cannon’s PR scene?
I pray it’s Not a whole HAM Thing!
Nick: It’s okay to time-out on the merry-go ring. heart-in-circle-love

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