Its KEY

Archive for the ‘Networking’ Category

Tricky Little CLEAR TITLE Lien

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on April 24, 2020 at 8:20 pm
truck-sale-scam

She’s a beaut’ but the 411 isn’t true.

I know what you’re thinking — “What type of oxymoron’ism is going on with Clear Title and Lien  being in the same statement?” And you’d be correct to ask, because the statement makes no sense. Yet and still my kid found this beaut’ of a truck and took pictures of it before asking me for a small loan of $5,500. $5,500 is not small change to me on any given day, (I’m a writer for God’s sake) – but my kid’s independence is paramount so I took her request into consideration.

Why a truck? It’s a Texas thing. It’s also an independent act; to move all of your own belongings across state lines without me doing the logistical work. My sweat equity will help her pack her vehicle (or truck), but she can do the actual hauling. Leaning towards a “YES” on the loan, I took to Capital One’s loan portal and typed in the VIN number to said vehicle and the results rendered me a message akin to “VIN not in our search records.”  I wasn’t too suspicious, because this is common, depending on if the vehicle is being sold by a dealer vs. an individual. If it’s an individual selling their own vehicle the VIN number may or may not be in the Capital One portal. Cutting through the chase I went to CAR FAX and purchased a SEARCH RESULT package ($60.00 for 3 VIN searches) that allowed me to input the trucks VIN number for a complete history car report. The report was 6-pages long and page 1-5 was THE LICK! However, on page 6, at the very bottom I noticed a bullet point that said “Loan/Lien reported.”

Car-Fax_pg6-b.jpg

Check the COMMENTS Section of the CAR FAX.

 

What the? Clearly on the windshield of the truck it says, “CLEAR TITLE.” Somebody’s lying. In all of my nosiness, I wanted to know who the lying culprit was on this title, so I read a little more. Seems that the truck was purchased twice in 2019: April and August. The lien came about in August. In a nutshell, it  appears the seller took out a loan on this vehicle after buying it last year.  Knowing full well that there is a loan on it, the owner is looking to take a cool $5,500 from any consumer that doesn’t take the time to pull a Car Fax and read it thoroughly. But why? And why now? Perhaps, because there’s word of a “stimulus check” on the way to most folk who might be looking to get a sweet deal on a sweet vehicle? Preying on the vulnerabilities of others.  Whoever the seller of this vehicle is:

YOUR INTEGRITY IS SHOWING.

Pull your skirt down, because we can see your arse.
Your intentions are fecal from the very start.

But you’re not so smart, blackened heart; tricky little lien scam.
When asked whose the scam damned – you respond, “Here I am.”

May God bless your thieving soul.
I hope the truck isn’t ever resold.

It’s a darn shame that a crook would be so bold;
sticking folks with his loan while he spends the gold.

A “Clear Title” is just that – it should have no “Lien” pending.
I’m Qui
and this is 411 to thee, please read the fine print and keep winning.

What does the 3rd bullet point on the windshield say about the truck?

Photo Apr 24, 8 06 24 PM

Getting It In This Weekend

In Communication, dance, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on April 17, 2020 at 5:30 am

 

ghana_azonto_dancer_blk-girl

Photo courtesy of REBLOGGY

Good morning, Friday. I am glad that you’re here.
I’ve been craving you since Monday; you’re my closing, dear.

For you, I always cheer and this weeks filming went well.
I did what I had to for the talent and crew to not fail.

Last night I looked over the film footage as I labeled it to edit.
Each scene played naturally; as if no script and none had read it.

That’s what’s up dear, Friday. I am in high spirits today,
because my fam is near and dear and doesn’t mind my script play.

What have you been up to over recent days?
Are you staying at home and out of the way

of those with essential careers who must go to and fro?
I pray that you are, because they could be a-symptomatic, yo.

I may be also, therefore, I’m staying inside — until I am tested.
I feel fine, but that doesn’t vibe until I’m officially vetted.

How about you?
What’cha know and what’cha into?

Yesterday, after we wrapped, we took a quick drive
to a nearby lake to see if the scene was alive

and unfortunately it was.
Folks were showing physical distancing little love.

I’m sure that most of folks strolling the lake were doing so with fam.
Still, the gatherings were quite thick; CV is a socialite’s damn.

Oh well. I suppose life will be enjoyed and spent.
Besides CV is deadly to only 20%.

DO WHAT!?
Those stats are nuts!

go-in-the-house_lady.gifGet back. Go back inside for a while.
God ain’t forgot that you’re His child.

You do not have to meet Him so soon.
This isn’t the end; your life is at noon.

Let’s celebrate each day that we’re alive as a high day
starting with staying indoors a little more – this Friday.

What do you say, o’ beloved neighbor?
If you insist on getting ill – CV can pull favor.

Do not muster up the nerve to “go outside anyway.”
I need you to be well until the vaccine is underway.

Today is a good day for us to do our most diligent due,
and lean not to our understanding — that this is a harmless flu.

Feeling bored? Pick up a new hobby or two.
Take up painting, sewing, or running a few.

Me? I’m kicking it with the kid today; she’s all about “natural enhancing,”
so she and I will occupy the living room floor to do some African club dancing.


.
Are you free to catch the beat? Care to join in?
Click play on the video and vibe with me, kin.

Movement is the good stuff — if you can manage to get it in.
I’m Qui
Happy Friday baby, wake up and give your hips a spin.

Get out of bed & dance or you can dance in…

Amy-Sedaris-dancing-lady

I woke up like this…

 

 

 

In the age of Video Doorbells | KNOCK-KNOCK

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on April 12, 2020 at 8:10 am

jesus_christ_open_the_doorDoors shut in our faces via opportunities missed pretty often during a life span, however, I pray that the opening of doors are just as frequent in your life and even more so than the doors that shut. It’s certainly attainable, achievable and conquerable. Believe it or not most of the time all that is required to capitalize on the influx of GOOD available—  is to simply OPEN UP.

When nice comes knocking at your door, regardless if you have video doorbell capabilities or not — don’t answer with a frown, because “nice” may get the wrong impression, leave and contemplate (too long) before ever coming back.

easter-love-hearts.gifWhen the possibility of new love shows up don’t face it with the same face you said goodbye with (to your last lover). It won’t make for a good impression in any way. Avoid approaching goodness as if you “don’t deserve it” or like it’s “too good to be true.” Why would you think such a thing? Of course you deserve it and of course it’s not too good to be true. With all of the good that you have done in your life — YOU VERY WELL DESERVE GOODNESS. The opportunity to receive as much is available and near you.

Knock-Knock! Open Up! Let nice find you smiling. Knowing that good times are ahead is nothing to frown about. )))EMBRACE IT(((. Wait for it. Here it comes.

cross-divider
Knock-Knock! Open Up!
It’s Good Will, good times, good love…

Check the surveillance or peep hole. Sheep or wolf? Is the caller familiar?
Should the call bear a “feel” that you’ve longed to reel — be quick to commandeer her.

Make “goodness” your very own. Nurture her and do multiply.
Step #1: OPEN UP. No high guards or harboring grudge can reside.

You deserve much better than to be limited by someone else’s gate.
Project in mind: your future. Smile and journey towards your good fate.

Easter is a day about new beginnings, resurrection and of course that tomb that was Opened Up!
I’m Qui

Happy Easter to thee, rise above all that works against you and do it in love.

Step #2: No malice.
Sip from a graceful chalice.

Step #3: Do it for WE.
Every egg has divine capacity.

Easter-Gods-children-eggs-in-the-lawn.jpg

Our differences make US a BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIVE.

Til The Wheels Fall Off

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on April 6, 2020 at 4:30 am

 

green-machine_big-wheel.gif

Ride it.

About the captain who was relieved of command, who did so without balk:
Captain Crozier is a soldier ‘Til The Wheels Fall Off.

I say this because I’ve read a little backstory.
Leaders walk the walk – even if it’s away from earned glory.

Good morning, good looking. Yes. I’m talking to you.
What’s really going on with you and your crew?

Are you staying inside and yielding respect due
to Mother Earth by restraining your girth;
our better futures depend on me and you.
Are you following through?

The sky looks so much better.
We’ll mess around and heal the weather.

wind-blowing_through-trees.gifThe wind blowing outside of my window is clean.
I can’t say I really recognize the scene…

it is beautiful. Clear skies makes it easy to see
that we’ve all been living excessive and a bit mindlessly.

Now that we have parked our cars and are washing our hands
the proof of thanks is showing itself quickly; the healing of our land.

Come on y’all.
Why ever did we resist & stall?

We can finally breathe, though we do have to work from home.
We can enjoy the land but less on our gasoline MPH roams.

muppets-on-bike_kermit_ms-piggy.gif
.
Do you still have that cute bicycle? Perhaps you call it a bike?
Do you still have that old back pack and did you ever learn to hike?

These are good questions to clarify and get answers to
and I think that you will discover that you have much to do

like, go to the grocery store. You’ll need a backpack and/or a bike basket.
We’ll put more thought into our transitions; our to and fro – tisket’s & tasket’s.

And ride this thang Til The Wheels Fall Off!
Breathe in cleaner air, with no associated wheezing or cough.

Your good health and fuel source will require you little cost
if we can commit to embracing a world that money never bought.

Let’s do it. Beloved mammals, I think this may be our trough.
Let’s ride this clean air wave Til The Wheels Fall Off.

wheel-barrow_boo-boo.gif

This will happen BEFORE The Wheels Fall Off.

Which they won’t.
We either do this or we don’t.

Embrace the new air that we are being given
and bypass all suggestions to increase car emissions.

What the –? Please tell me that you’ve heard?
Child, I ain’t making it up; ignorance is a verb.

Don’t jump on that bus; meet the suggestion with balk.
Let’s ride out the social distance and cut out the visits
until it’s unnecessary. When the wheels fall off.

Because one day, the wheels will fall off of this COVID19 grip,
but until then, equip yourself to shoot from the hip

with Lysol.
Don’t let sanitation get-by y’all. 😛

Good morning beloved, I don’t mean to talk your ear off,
I’m Qui
and I’ll be here for WE until the very last wheel falls off.

By the time that threatens to happen, we will all be in a new vehicle.
Let’s assemble our new world together while we’re united in this pickle.

Rule #1: Maintain our CLEAN AIR.
But only ‘Til The Wheels Fall Off. Fair?

hamster-wheel.gif

Insert will here.

A State of STREAMING

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows, Video on April 5, 2020 at 8:21 am

1-streaming-waterfall.gifI have been streaming broadcasts of Epix’s original DEEP STATE series and am just broaching Season 2. Any chance that you have seen it? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts. My own thoughts include “compelling show, complex script, relative storyline and a mixed bag of A-cast actors  with seasoned new comers.

Walton Goggins plays the role of Nathan Miller in Season 2 and is just as compelling as he in any role he has ever portrayed. Having said as much, he must be one of Hollywood and streaming networks most versatile and valuable talents. I have enjoyed Walton’s work in FX’s former JUSTIFIED series, USA’s former BURN NOTICE series as well as in HBO’s The RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONE’s current series. The Deep State cast member is no newbie to being deeply committed to script; herein, he is submersed. Unlike Season 1, the second season centers around Nathan Miller’s point of view. Max Easton, Harry and, Leyla are still characters that we recognize respectively in the shadows as Nathan’s details play out.

.

Broaching season 2, I can’t find hide nor hair of a season 3 coming. If it were already in the broadcast chambers, season 3 would be slated to debut this month. I certainly hope so. In the meantime, I’ll slow down my binging because there is no word of a Deep State season 3.

If the series doesn’t return, I will live and I will surely find another series to learn and follow. I refer to this perpetual happenstance as A State of Streaming. I no longer have cable or satellite television services, I am a total streamer. Which flows easily with my life mantra, “more streams… of revenue.”

In order to operate more efficiently, I had to dam up excessive outgo and focus on renewables. Streaming services know about renewables; there are so many shows that I have not seen, that need seeing and Deep State is just one of thousands of renewed broadcasts on deck.

filmstrip_divider

Yes, I gave up my satellite payments a few months of ago
to be wooed by “anytime movies” on multiple apps, yo.

And I like it. From GLITCH to CONTAINMENT to LOVE & HIP HOP,
I am into the stream of it – it’s worth the cop.

And I don’t have to be a deep stater to move like a knight,
I’m Qui
Getting acquainted with Nathan Miller’s storyline & plight.

So, what are you watching tonight?

TubiTV | PopcornFlix | Yidio | Sony Crackle | SnagFilms |PlutoTV | Vudu

streaming-app-logos-1.gif

All 7 of the above apps are free!

 

Thursday’s Technical Tea

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on April 2, 2020 at 3:19 pm

Gossip-Tea-Sisters

It’s Thursday sweetheart; it’s Thursday dear kin.
Let’s inhale the freshly grounded aroma of Luckin.

Google Trends told me about Luckin as I sipped jo’ from my personal tumbler.
Printed details of their high propels has invoked chatter of inflated numbers.

Are you a innovation watcher? I certainly can be.
World trends are a nosy girls epitome.

Today is Autism Awareness Day
and an app is trending – to lead the way.

Ali Wentworth is trending; on IN LIVING COLOR, she was a hit.
Unfortunately today Ali is headlining because Ali is sick.

God bless Ali and all others who are in a fight.
Please know I am pulling for you to come out of this alright.

What does “Shelter-in-place mean,” — it’s a popular question among friends.
This is also number four on the list of worldwide Google trends.

Then there are RIGOR pains associated with the virus fight.
Chris Cuomo said rigor pains makes him feel like
he’s being beaten-up from the inside.
He also chipped a tooth during the viral ride.

Here are 5 trendy topics that span the worldwide, according to Google.
I’m Qui
Sipping Technical Tea while composing this Griot doodle.

doodle

Note To Self – Work on Self.

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on March 30, 2020 at 6:59 am

i-love-you-sticky-note.gifGood morning kinfolk, are you up just yet?
I am hopeful that beauty will evolve out of this mess.

This is just a human test. A doozy of a test, I will say.
And we are not without an EMO; we can always pray.

New York is in a grip. I am watching them closely during Covid19.
The tally is still rising and Science is fighting the scene.

I have loved ones in NY and I am praying incessantly.
They are on house-lock because it is necessary.

I have family in various places and I am concerned about them all.
I text and make video’s because I’ve not ever been much for a call.

Could you use a hug? I could greatly benefit from hugging you.
I’m naturally a homebody and I miss watching your view.

kids-hug

I’m a writer, an observer; I dig your to and fro.
In the wake of coronavirus folk ain’t got nowhere to go.

I’m glad that we’re being mindful. For sure.
Stay in, stay clean and pray for a cure.

Note to self: Work on self.  Let this be our word today.
I need you to remain optimistic and healthy so we can resume our play

on another day. We can do it; remain young.
Let’s try a new hobby for sustenance and fun.

How about sewing? How about science?
We need PPE for the medical community‘s compliance.

I can sew by hand and by sewing machine.
I’m over here trying to sort out things.

child-of-GodI am woman of science; I’ve been up researching today.
I am a child of God, I research while I pray. 🙂

Note to self: Love on your neighbors. Yield social support.
I’m Qui
Glad to reconvene with thee, unity is a viable force.

Where am I needed? Where do I go?
I’ll start with talking to God from my bedroom, yo.

Note to self that I’m passing on to you:
GOD is the fastest route to pull us through.

sticky-note-action

We need ACTION.

 

Hello Dolly

In Communication, dance, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 27, 2020 at 5:45 am
Charlie-Brown_Linus-dance.gif

Let’s jam on one accord. The W.H.O.

If you’re watching the news, I beg of thee to turn it off.
There’s illness in the message; you’ll mess around and get a cough.

Psychosomatics, baby. If you receive it in your mind then it will manifest in your body.
Turn off the news and refocus your views on you and the fam. Hello, Dolly.

Lodi-dodi. Look at you.
It’s been a coons age since you focused on the familial view.

Are you single with no children? Do you live by yourself?
Consider it a blessing; no co-piloting on your health.

Are you all boo’ed up? Do you have kids?
That’s even better – you’ve got pending biz!

No kicking back for you. Are you still wiping the house down?
We can beat this virus. Let’s wear the disinfectant crown.

You can make your own bleach surface wipes, even produce your own lemon scent hand sanitzier.
We are daughters of CJ Walker and son’s of Ben Franklin; invention and evolution remain exciters.

Be encouraged by the world demand and by this writerI am telling you child,
If you have sewing talent your barter-capacity is about to go wild.

I compare the feel of today to about 1000 years ago.
A bit archaic, folks don’t want to say it – but we’re in the dark ages, yo.

Still, we don’t have to get lost in it.
Our species is in trouble; let’s buckle down and defend it.

DON’T GIVE UP, soldier! I need you to hold the line.
Keep the fam inside of the house and all will be fine.

We are not feline cats, our life availability is not 9,
I’m Qui
Hello Dolly, today is a great day to call on Jesus to bind.

Wash your hands, wear gloves and masks if you must go out.
Survival of the fittest is what our species is about.

WHO are YOU?
Ever heard of W.H.O.?

Lodi Dodi

 

Dont Touch Our ACA Protection

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on March 23, 2020 at 12:07 pm

bad-cats_no-no.gif
.
What is going on American people?
You’re in a poo-house with a real short steeple.

Get out of the shitter!
Fight for the ACA. Don’t be a quitter.

The current administration is in court trying to take it away,
like we are all quarantining because today is a healthier day.

2-sisters-appauledWhat the? Get the ____ out of here with that BS heap.
Take from God’s kids and your own good health will cease!

Do you think that the universe doesn’t read ol’ QE?
Rest assured if you kill the ACA – your own creator, you’ll meet.

I may not get sick and fatally succumb to COVID19 —
but the world would be ridded of our beloved senior class scene.

The members of our current administration are older in age.
Back in the day we considered seniors to represent a wiser life phase.

This admin cabinet proves  – that such is not the case.
Why is the admin trying to repeal the ACA?

Too many folk are sick today.
Too many cannot afford their insurance rates.

Perhaps they can lean back on the ACA?
So why is the admin in court today?

They are working towards allowing you to sneeze, cough, and whittle
in your home with fam around or alone — but no ride to the hospital.

This has got to stop.
The American head-count is on a steep drop.

Have you lost someone to the virus? Are you, yourself not well?
The folk trying to take away your healthcare have personal invites to hell.

Their time on Earth is on a “slowdown” spell. It’s sad for me to fathom and to say.
I’m Qui
And God don’t like ugly. Hands off the ACA.

Dear Administration: Karma is real.
When you get sick, you, too will want to heal.

Be a LIFE SPORT
and abandon court.

group-applause-MS.gif

Lets Get Clean and Blow Off Some Steam

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 20, 2020 at 8:09 am

French-maid.jpgGood morning beloved. How are you today?
I’ve been up since 3 on my sanitizing prey.

We collectively don’t know as much as we’d like to gleam
about that dominating virus: COVID 19.

As a domestic science researching hustler,
I’m sharing with you the W.H.O.’s list of Myth Busters.

Still, what we do know is that the configuration of this thing
seems to recoil and retreat from heat.

So…
Let’s get to steaming, yo! 🙂

Unfortunately, steam is not the answer and neither is direct heat.
Ok. Let’s research this more while sipping hot tea.

Of course hot beverages are no cure or solution,
but it might deliver COVID 19 some type of contusion.

Just do what you can to slow this mother down.
Let’s become clean freaks and blow some steam around.

If it is true that the virus has a tendency to live airborne…
Where’s the harm in steaming up the home this morn?

the-clean-home-crown_mug

Own it.

I’ve been up since 3am wiping my entire domicile down.
I don’t have the virus answer, but I do wear the CLEAN CROWN.

Ow!,” in my James Brown voice. “Get down!” And then get back up quickly.
Unless you’re steam cleaning the floors to keep folks from getting sickly.

In that case — that is what’s up!
We don’t have to be scientist to do as much.

So, good morning beloved. It’s time for you to get up
and steam up the home with more than fear-bluff.

Do take all measures to protect your fam
and please remain compassionate to your fellow man.

Do not sit around and succumb to jack!
Pray to God for wisdom to keep your health in tact.

Then wash your hands. Wash them again. I am re-washing my own.
I’m Qui
Glad to wake up with thee to steam things up and clean our homes.

It’s not the COVID19 cure, but  it certainly isn’t wrong.

american-idol_maid-scene.gif

Photo by: Giphy