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MONDAYS Maybe — My Sure FIRE BABY

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on May 22, 2017 at 9:18 am


Ooo wee and yes lawd, things are getting a bit hot.
I’ve got it, he want’s it — not sure if I want to ‘get got.’

If loving you is WRITE I don’t want to be wrong.
I’m DNA to the southern pin up Carmen Jones.

Not quite Louisianan; I don’t read chicken bones.
I’m a hallelujah girl – Jesus is my ‘jones.

I pray. I walk a key & tailored line…
the view is good from the front – the view is good from behind

and good lawd — the deeds that do occupy my time
are good for me; my colorful sublime.

I can’t physically bottle it but I can type it out.
A literal Monday will be my lips pout.

MAC Gold. Lips sticking out but I’m not mad nor hurt,
This fire I’m fanning is quite the invoking flirt.
blonde-qui-pretty-feet-best.gifIt’s drawing me in and pulling up my skirt,
it’s roughing up my hair, but no — it doesn’t hurt.

It’s firm and it’s good…
you know that paper is made from wood.

Wood is a natural erection. Nature gives us that.
And now a forest is before me so with my ax – I’m up to bat.

The day is young however when it gets old,
I’m stacking enough wood to stave off future colds.

It’s pouring out of me, so today I will produce and concept bottle.
I’ve got my laptop, my coffee pot and I’m on CREATION THROTTLE

and it feels good.
I’m making wood.

It could get you hard…
Good lawd.

But I’m willing to bet
if you’re “about that skirt” – it’ll get you wet.

The skirt that I flaunt produces color and excites…
comparable to what you’d see on Brown Suga or that OWN Network of writes.

An insight of delights and the title list is long:
Intellectual, action-packed, and chemistry strong.

My creative mood is quite firm, so I’m going hard!
Happiness is about me, ooo wee and good lawd.

When crafting life imitating pieces many canvases may be used.
Sometimes I strike and start over, other times I blur and fuse.

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It all depends on the relatives of the situation at hand…
I’ll either seduce like Shondra Rhimes or execute like that Shakespeare man.

To let go and let it flow is my 24-hour plan. I am that lady.
I’m Qui
and Mondays Maybe is My Sure Fire Baby.

I’ll be thinking about you too.

An End and a Begin

In Comedy, Communication, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 19, 2017 at 4:03 am

weekend-party.jpgYesterday came and yesterday went
and all the while my time was spent

running the streets going to and fro
to finalize the affairs of a man named Joe.

Joe is MY DAD, some folks called him Redd,
it’s because he had freckles and flaming hair on his head.

Had he lived to see June 27th, he would have been 70.
Today we’ll memorialize a man that meant the world to me…

Much happier will be I after this huge moment of closure indeed.
After the veteran send off, we’ll congregate among ourselves and delve in the feed.

Comfort food.

We’ll laugh and talk, give dap and hugs.
We’ll likely run through many familial stories of love.

And then it’s on to healing and living well. I’m just a few years past 40.
Life is at hand, enjoy the lay of the land; and always remember to party.

Feeling stuccato? Drop some E40:

After the party, ol’ Saturday morning will roll in sweet
and I’ll brave a smile before the floor shall meet my feet

Because I’m alive, I have the activity of my limbs and all is well.
God bless the family of the late Roger Ailes.

The FOX NEWS giant was doing fine just in the Summer of last year
when a forced resignation is all that the Murdock sons would hear.

Not to rehash old news but he was let go,
post allegations of sexual harassment when female employees said ‘NO.’

My, oh, satellite news has been popping beyond Pennsylvania Av
— none of which is okay, or poised to make us laugh.

So on a lighter note
for you, I have a joke:

A taxi passenger taped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.

The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimeters from a shop window.

For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, “Look malex-baldwin-pillow-cover-laugh.gifate, don’t ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!”

The passenger apologized and said, “I didn’t realize that a little tap would scare you so much.”

The driver replied, “Sorry, it’s not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver – I’ve been driving a funeral van for the last 25 years”.

Anytime is a good time to start something new & productive in life,
I’m Qui
The day is yours, take the opportunity to soar and smile while you’re covering the miles.

Hindsight will prove it all worthwhile.

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Mondays Best

In Communication, Dream Journal, Griot, News, Self Improvement on May 15, 2017 at 7:23 am

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So last nights sleep wasn’t signed off by candy or cocktails
and the vivid dream I reaped had much foresight therein, to tell…

I didn’t understand the whole meaning, though I loved it.
I woke up to THIS new day and )))HUGGED((( it.

Good morning intellects, how are you today?
Good morning jesters — please get out of the way.

flying-heartsLove is in the air and good is on the plate,
There’s nothing unusual about me loving up a MONDAY.

And when I say “a Monday,” I don’t mean an African American man.
A term that I learned of from Quentin. I’m a Tarantino reel fan. 🙂

I do love a MONDAY! It’s always filled with interesting cues.
I love opportunity, the conquer of obstacles, good times and YOU.

I slept 7-hours last night, so YES! Today I am quite REFRESHED!
I’m Qui
A Monday She – rooting for WE. Let’s make this our Mondays Best!

A very Happy Mothers Day

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on May 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

Quis Mothers Day Gifts 2014Hello family, friends and WordPress kinsmen:
I am a blessed recipient of this awesome weekend!

My kids said they love me and my guy footed the bill.
The things they wrote in their homemade cards were of a loving appeal.

There were flowers on the marble top and a dress on the divider.
Compliments surrounded me – hailing me a fond maternal provider.

My God, My God. I wasn’t sure if they were even paying attention,
God knew and shared with me a clue, via their thoughtful mentions.

Yes! This weekend found me surrounded, my hands up to increase the capacity of our group hug.
I’m Qui
Thankful to be of the gender “she” and re-engerized by all the Mothers Day love.

I pray your weekend has been just as loving, you don’t have to be a Mom.
Everyone deserves this wonderful feeling, be it Lisa, Coty or Tom.

Hug on your Moms today
by physical motion or a kneel and pray.

She loves you!
XOXO

Hump @ The Hill

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

nixon-comey-firing.jpgGood morning family, friends and kin. What’s good play cousins and homeys?
What do you think about the firing of FBI Director James Comey?

Oh. Me? I, well… I wasn’t surprised
that his role was thwarted and insignificantly surmised.

He was up for sounding the hacking alarm about Clinton emails…
I reckon he’s up for shouldering this orange backlash of hell.

Riveting TV? It’s easy to sell. Good Lord I’m tuning in daily.
The White House is so messed up… I’m watching like they’re paying me.

dancing-jester.gifEntertaining but not “phasing.” I don’t have time to be “phased.”
It’s Hump Day baby and I’ve got cobbled stones to lay; a street to pave.

I’m up early on my writes, blocking pages of excite.

I’m up early talking to you. The collective vibe pulls me through.

Ooo! I thank God for this another brand new day.
I’m glad to be of sound mind and with a smile on my face.

I’m grateful for oxygen, limb activity and the warmth of human touch.
I’m Qui
Happy Hump Day baby — be responsible for firing off LOVE.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Sports, Video on May 8, 2017 at 5:26 am

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I am quite alright and refreshed
Yesterday God was good and I copped the best rest.

Wooo and Yes! Do indulge, and tell how are you?
No child, I’m not crying no more – I insist, I am through.

I’ve de-puffed my eyes and returned to caring for me.
SELF PRESERVATION, fam, is still key and good for Qui.

Ooo Wee! I’ve also learned a lot about me and “loss grieving,”
It released the shopping gene in me – my CC was cash heaving.

I killed DSW on Friday evening. I tell you, me…
They said I had a $40 credit so I spent (more than) bills of 3.
I reckon it’s just how I grieve. 🤗

Dear Monday: it’s good to be back. I am so ready to settle in.
Last week I took an “L”, this week I can only WIN.

Big Sean knows what’s up,
Take a minute and jam his cut:

Congrats to the French peoplethey voted beyond hates hump
And sent Marie LaPen packing – they didn’t want a female Trump.

I’m so happy for them (the French people). With unity they’ve made no exit.
They didn’t follow our funky dumb asses like we followed Brexit.

Oh heck! It’s too early in the week for me to start “a read“…
Aw that’s a lie. Reading gets me by.  Pardon me, please.

I’m akin to starting up early and carrying on, rather late.
I’m also tuned into what’s going on this week with Sally Yates.

What is this business that the administration is tangled up in?
And what do you mean you skipped the vetting process and let Mike Flynn in?

Is this the old “I just copied off of her,” antic that dummies used in high school?
Or do they really think the world is “like them?” A bunch of knowledge-less rich fools?

Either way, this day has got to be a funday.
There’s nothing like congressional testimonies on a Monday.

Cleveland Cavaliers! We saw you, baby! All Dunks and laughter.
After you put that can of whoop ass, 4-in-a-row on them Raptors.

King James keeps doing his thang, so I’m encouraged to continue to break through,
I’m Qui
And Good Morning Monday. Communing with you is what I do.

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I love it, too.

Hump This…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on May 3, 2017 at 8:31 am

april2017-blonde-quiThis morning I woke up and I was happy about that.
I have a meeting at 10 that will equal a win and I am happy about that.

Lunch time will find me with a latte in hand, sitting on the patio where I now stand,
Mingling in good company with folks that I love; thanking my stars and my God up above.

I’m Humpin HAPPY over here – I’m so glad to be in good health.
I’llness sought me out, but my vitamin regimen helped keep me stealth.

I could use more physical activity in my life but there just aren’t enough hours in a day.
I walk about 30-minutes daily  then add on 30-minutes of elliptical play.

Hip! Hip! Hooray! I’m open to dancing and considering indoor hiking.
My mind is open and my body is hoping the opportunity will yield to its liking.

You see, I’m not an athlete, I’m a writer, a chic with a camera and tripod.
My nails may not be acrylic’d out nor is the gym etched in my bod. lol!

I’m a pretty active chic – I’m always on the go and hauling equipment with.
I usually show up to film the show, hi-5 the talent and throw in a few cool quips.

I’m the chic enjoying her day for everything that it is and everything that it is not.
I’m Qui
Staying inside for most of the day, because ol’ Phoenix is pretty hot.

Regardless of the outside temps- I’m Humpin HAPPY over here!
I bid you good energy that you’ll need for that #WIN that’s near.

#LIVING

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Sports, TV Shows on May 1, 2017 at 8:04 am

3-2-1-smile.gifChild, you’ve been on my mind
The DRAFT came and the draft went
and The COWBOYS did fine.

We needed help on the Corner Back line and scored.
We drafted 3 that couldn’t be ignored:
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Taco was an awesome take away. We drafted him in the 1st round.
So Good morning Monday, let’s chart another funday
and start this day off with a productive pound.

So how did you sleep last night? Pretty sound?
I did until that ol’ rooster came around.

That’s what I call my iPhone 7’s alarm. The tone is just dirty.
Well that’s how I feel when it goes off every morning at 4:30.

I’m always like, “Good Morning Monday.” It is you, whom I’m so glad to see.
Then I grab my cup of jo and mosey on over to chat it up here on QE.

What did you think about the White House Correspondence dinner?
The president didn’t attend and I read the zingers were  winners.

I didn’t attend it or watch it – I had an aging parent on my hip,
but I did manage to read a few highlights and see some funny clips.

I don’t have video links to share with you at this time, honey,
but I do have a few quotes that I thought was funny:

    1. Poking Fun at Kellyanne Conway’s use of “Alternative Facts”
      “I would say it’s an honor to be here, but that would be an alternative fact. It is not. No one wanted to do this, so of course it lands in the hands of an immigrant. That’s how it always goes down. No one wanted this gig! No one. Don Rickles died just so you wouldn’t ask him to take this gig. RIP to Don Rickles, the only Donald with thick enough skin to take a joke like that. RIP to the legend.”
    2. Comparing the Trump Administration to Anthony Weiner
      “For the record, the WHCA is a group of journalists who cover the White House. They are not King Joffrey’s goons. So I am so glad you guys are all here tonight to honor a great tradition. Because we all know this Administration loves deleting history faster than Anthony Weiner when he hears footsteps. So thank you for being here.”

3. On Trump’s Absence at the WHCD
“I get it, we gotta address the elephant thats not in the room. The leader of our country is not here and that’s because he lives in Moscow. It’s a very long flight. It’s hard for Vlad to make it. Vlad can’t just make it on a Saturday, it’s a Saturday! As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”
“I get why Donald Trump didn’t want to be roasted tonight. By the looks of him, he’s been roasting nonstop for the last 70 years. Historically, the President usually performs at the White House Correspondents; Dinner, but I think I speak for all of us when I say he’s done far too much bombing this month.”

Click HERE to peep the APPLE review to reap a little more “Hardy-hoo-hoo!” 🙂

In other news have you been watching that hit show wherein Sanaa Lathan was hired?
It broadcasts on FOX, the story lines are as explosive as it’s title: SHOTS FIRED.

Have you seen it? If not, YOU MUST. It’s a view from our community; a default that we face,
It stars Helen Hunt, Will Patton and that dude that played Jesse Owens in Race.

You did see the film Race, didn’t you? Well fear not if you did not see.
It’s never too late to cop a view on your plate via a myriad of avenues including DVD.

shots-fired-sanaa-stephan.pngSanaa’s co-star on SHOTS FIRED does have a name —
His parents blessed him: Stephan Jones and I like his game.

The cast chemistry is great and the writers are keeping it real.
SHOTS FIRED has that direct art-imitating-life kind of feel.

What makes this show different than other cop shows that I don’t watch,
is that besides the banging story lines I like this POV of DOJ & the cops.

It reveals to me that while sensational cases are exploitable flirty —
this series makes a strong case that ALL COPS ARE NOT DIRTY.

My word, have you ever heard? And isn’t this important to see?
FOX is heading up another winner, this could have easily been on ABC.

Ooo wee, the cast chemistry is sweet and the writers are so direct.
Ashe Akino and Preston Terry navigate into the scary to keep all in check.

Not quite Mulder and Scully or NY Undercover’s Det. Williams and Torres.
Ashe Akino and Preston Terry are noir pioneers and DOJ lead.

I find the view to be attractive, appealing, educating and a new must.
It’s nice to see men and women of the law that look like me – bridging trust.

output_UbDZXy.gifWe are people with menial differences like the color on the front side of our hands.
Though we are greater connected in spirit; way to easy to relate to and understand.

This is what SHOTS FIRED is yielding me. A little comradery connect.
Again the cast, the writing crew, location and appealing views will keep me coming back.

Good Morning Monday! I’m awake and watching ON DEMAND, 🙂
I’m Qui
Sipping and chatting it up with thee, because the view before us is never bland.

From the fictional write ups to DC and the real law of the land…
Child, we’d be better off to put it all in Gods hands.

I do.
Good Morning Monday, I love you, too.

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I’m in a VICE

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on April 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

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…and each episode of VICE NEWS succeeds in yielding me much.
Research and journalism is showcased so “real to the touch…”
last nights episode recounted The 1st 100 Days of Trump.
Did you manage to catch any of the such?

Perhaps you didn’t catch it and would like to see it, my friend?
On the other hand perhaps you did see it and would just like to see it again?

Either way, me too!
So let me share this VICE with you:

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Click the image to open the VICE

If the imaged link hasn’t opened yet
use this line for an alternate connect.

Let’s talk about it after you watch it.
Once I focused my attentions on the view, I could not stop it.

I was enlightened…
senses heightened…
I traveled the world without leaving the couch.

It was all about Trump…
100 days of gas and brake pumps…
and the sling shots that have come from within the house.

What a VICE of a view?
A real constitutional head screw,

kicked-in-the-nuttslike:

👉🏾Day 21. Executive Orders [7:59]
On Feb 9th the president swore in Attorney General Jeff Sessions then signed 4 Executive Orders designed to look like he was getting tough on crime.  One called for the creation of an Anti Drug Smuggling Task Force that already exists. Another created a succession plan if the Attorney General dies and the two people below him also die. Trump likes Executive Orders, so far he’s issued 29. A few could have a real impact including the travel ban despite being blocked in federal court, but for the most part – their just show business…

Executive Orders can get attention but Trump isn’t using them to make actual policy, for that, he turns off the cameras and pivots to the little known Congressional Review Act. The CRA allows congress to get rid of legislation that it doesn’t like provided that they act within 60 legislative days. Because the Trump presidency is still so young the CRA’s time window reaches back into the last administration letting Trump and Congress erase Obama era regulations. The catch, once rules are overturned by CRA, they can’t be easily reinstated…

👉🏾#35 Detained at the Airport [13:24]

Henry Rousso, Holocaust Historian: Yes – I landed in Houston, it was about 2pm, I was interrogated by a young (U.S. Immigration) officer, actually. He asked me a lot of things about my parents, about my family. He told me that ‘I wasn’t allowed to give a lecture and be paid for that lecture.’ He said, “You will be deported back by the next plane.” As a whole I spent about 10-hours in this room where people were being checked, so called “vetting,” and finally I was released because it was an intervention from a lawyer from the university. The officer who released me was a more experienced officer than the previous one and he said to me, “You know the guy who interrogated you was absolutely inexperienced and didn’t know there was an exception for people giving lectures with a normal tourist visa.”

butt-kickWhat was really disturbing to me, this officer told me, “the next time you come into the U.S. you will have your passport of course, you will have your letter of invitation from the university but bring with you the excerpt of the U.S. Immigration law to show to the officer.” So I said, “I have to show the U.S. Immigration officer what is U.S. Law?” This is absolutely unbelievable.

👉🏾#50 Detained at the Airport [21:18]

Muhammed Ali, Jr.:  Immigration pulled me aside and asked me if they could ask me a couple of questions.  I said, “Okay. Sure.” [They said] What’s your name?  I said, ” Muhammed Ali, Jr.”  Then they asked me, “Who gave you that name?” I said, “My mother and my father.”  So they asked me, ‘What is your religion?’ I was like, “I’m a Muslim,” but what does that have to do with my travel?

Khalilah Camacho Ali: (wife of the late and GREATEST OF ALL TIME, Muhammed Ali) In the meantime, they roll me into another room and the first thing that they asked me was “What is your religion?” I just happened to have pictures with me, with signed autographs, and so they were like, ‘Oh. You’re Muhammed Ali’s wife. Oh okay. Okay. You’re free to go.’ And I said, “Well, where is my son?

Muhammed Ali, Jr.: And then after that was up – my 4 or 5 minutes, they told me I was free to go.  Then were invited to Washington, to Capital Hill to speak about this whole incident…

On the way home from Washington, DC —- 

Muhammed Ali, Jr.: I presented my ID and he [Immigrations Officer] said, ‘Oh. I’ve got to call somebody.’ We were like, ‘Who have you got to call?

Mrs. Muhammed Ali: Homeland Security.

ouch.jpgMuhammed Ali, Jr.: He said, “They’re checking something, – I don’t know?” And then he said my ID was invalid, so that’s when I presented my passport. But if I didn’t have my passport I wouldn’t have gotten back to Fort Lauderdale.

Mrs. Muhammed Ali: This is total harassment. Total discrimination. Totally out of line and totally unacceptable.

Muhammed Ali, Jr.:  Totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

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Friday night, there were 99 bullet points to mark 99 days +1 still shot of the President, today
that trailed the 50-minute VICE GRIP of raw journalism shooting from the hip to the lip; a real heavy lay.

While I may not be a visitor in the U.S. or on a visa, I’m pretty willing to bet
that most folks living & thriving here – have roots to IMMIGRANTS.

Yet, we are a stinker about it, because immigrants aren’t working for free anymore nor are they the fairest complexion of friends.

America! We’ve worked hard on the beautification of our yard, what’s the deal with the sharp turn in trends?

Come on!!! 100 Days in and we are going to burn to the ground
the grace of this country; from her sole to her crown?

Gather round and see a fool, who’s looking for acceptance!
I feel like the circus is in town and pimping our adolescents.

The last 100 Days have indeed been a blessin’ for the rich and their friends.
But you’re not rich. So SIT DOWN short ends. 🙂

You’re not even at the level of lecturer, nor are you Mrs. Muhammed Ali and son.
Will there be any force coming to your aid when you’re rights are being undone?

blonde-qui-april2017Think about it once, then then think about twice…
then relate to the sound of the title, “We’re in a VISE.” 🙂

Oh yes! I’m laughing at it. Don’t let lifes realities pull you down,
I’m Qui
A well versed and informed she – taking it as a grain of salt to the ground.

Getting to it 

In Communication, News, Self Improvement on April 25, 2017 at 6:14 am

Broaching the mid is progress sweet,
It’s Day 2 in this early opportunistic week.

Whatcha got planned? Include something that you love.
Hump day is in view; just a few hours up.

Up hill, that is, or so they say.
Me? I’m quite hype about this weeks 7-days.

Each and every hour of everyday can be used
To stack positive, go mining for good and explore a new view.

Check the angles of the wind, keep your ear to ground
And if your course is incorrectly charted – go ‘head and turn around.

I’m quick to get up today and quick to get on my way
I’ve got a lot of work planned at the start & then I’m off to play!

Going out to play on a Tuesday? You betcha!
When friends show up with business plans to chop up —
Am I in? You betcha! 🤗

But not a minute before I checked in on ya…
How’s it going baby? Any chance you’re in Arizona?

If you are, locate me and join me – our think tank loves good head!
I’m Qui
Yawning a high pitched “Oui,” opportunity is at hand and I’m passionately lead.