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Mondays AirDrop — it don’t stop!

In Book, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on August 14, 2017 at 6:14 am


Hustlers Convention 2015Let me drop this on ya
– it’s in the air
I caught Chuck D’s “Hustlers Convention” piece –
my heritage on broadcast – a reeled square.

It was a Friday afternoon when I landed on the STARZ BLACK station
and heard a few words that made a spirited-soul relation

to my thirsty ears.
Oh dear
I almost squeezed out a tear…

I was so excited.
Words rhymed on a dime
and I did not write it.

THE HUSTLERS CONVENTION — when first I heard of it
was the day I met Fab5Freddy – I rank no chance meet above it.

He shared the history of it all and I loved it.
He encouraged me to embraced my GRIOT root – so I )))HUGGED((( it.

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Click HERE to get chin-checked by the original audio – 1973

I was shocked to see Chuck D’s documented revelation of events…
It’s been 10-years since Fab taught me — #GriotKnowledge has been on ferment.

On an average of 3-days a week I AirDrop here to vent whatever vibe may be.
I’m 12-years strong singing this Griot song
that has been broadcasted on various www [dot] Qui ‘s

Ooo wee! It’s been a blast and I ain’t stopping
this weekend was prime for the pickin’ & HUSTLER CONVENTION copping.

Knowledge was dropping y’all… and if you didn’t know
don’t feel left behind, I learned about it on the East Coast.

Check your satellite listings of STARZ BLACK if you want to see 
the orign of the DNA that seeded the #Griot writes of Qui.

I’m trying to tell ya kinfolk, via this Monday Air Drop.
You’re getting it on good authority and it’s okay to cop.

Go ahead and peep the trailer and get a whift of the vibe
and if you don’t have STARZ, YouTube will give you the reel for a real a low price.

Man I dug the knowledge dropped – it was all hype and no jive,
I’m Qui
rendering Monday’s AirDrop a little sharper and amp’d to Go LIVE.

Phoenix ain’t ready…

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A Sippin’ Summer

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on August 4, 2017 at 4:30 am

sippin-cup-stirerIt’s hot outside here in Phoenix – triple digits can be a bummer.
I’ve not ever been much of a drinker, but this is A Sippin’ Summer.

And I wonder what’s good at the bar?
I’m a writer, my sport is to “observe” spar.

I can truly sit and sip for hours and if it’s water – I’ve no limits.
Surely you’ve seen writers doing this sort of sport in the special Olympics?

No? Oh. Writers are still to be considered “special folk.”
The day they allow us into the Olympics will be “all that she wrote.”

And so I’ve taken to working-out with intent, again.
My birthday is around the corner and I want to spend

a good deal of time feeling good and having fun.
I think I’ll take to the skies and travel for a new destination sum.

The den of August is a Leo’s YUM!
Meow and Rawr! I love this month!

It’s perfect for Six Flags, it’s perfect for night walks,
it’s perfect for girl time and lots of mimosa talks.

Today is Friday and I feel it in my hair
Creativity consumes my mind, you can see it in my stare.

Get into my glare. Be the muse that fashions the scripted runner.
I’ll be sitting at the bar being true to this Sippin’ Summer.

Don’t you worry about what’s in my glass, I’m grown and uninhibited this month.
It’s water anyway, I need a clear mind to create – So rounds? I buy a bunch.

sippin-summer-Kristen-Wiig-wineIt is that kind of season.
Building writes of excite
is my chief reason.

I’ll be sitting table-side to the bar as I sip.
I won’t be doing it alone, I’ll be sipping with script.

Yes kinfolk, I am pregnant indeed.
The intro pages thus far, are a real steamy read.

I’m still in the build – I’m still in ACT 1.
A well laid foundation won’t easily be undone

and it’s so much fun. I see a little bit of you all in it.
I’ve been sippin’ your flavor, it’s a great way to spin script.

I like the way it tastes, you’ve got bite, you’re a bit of a gunner!
I confess your kool-aid is a hit and provides an awesome Sippin’ Summer.

This must be a fear to those closest to me; their darkened dim
that I would script a story or character that is fashioned after them.

All I can say to that is,

Get over yourself and please do it quick!
You know that you’re
all that – Of course you’re influencing my scripts!

So tell me more …

Please read that as a ‘flattering quip.’ Life ain’t much without diversity.
I blog, you read, WordPress serves the feed – our relationship is a working key

on so many levels. Remember “all the worlds a stage,”
I’m Qui
Enjoying A Sippin’ Summer with thee on this literal Friday.
Go out, have fun and if you see me, say “Hey!

NEWS PERUSE

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on August 2, 2017 at 4:45 am

NEWS PERUSE_GossipGood morning sweetheart. Did you sleep well?
Did you dream a little bit; were you the hero for a spell?

Me? All is well and the last 2-days have been spent
With me recovering from a car accident.

It happened Monday after I talked to you,
It was hairy but I made it through.

I think I’ll do a little myofascial massage therapy.
My muscles are pretty tense  – I’m a few years passed 23.
😊 I really have to take care of me.

Anywho, enough about my mishaps, what about you?
Have you been following the headline news?

I hope that you have not, though today I could not refuse
For old times sake I’ve pulled together a NEWS PERUSE:

It’s been a minute
since you and I have been all-up-in-it.

Now, I won’t linger on any story, I am just going to say this
The health care repeal is a battle uphill and the last vote missed.

Don’t get too happy about this – the pres isn’t giving up.
He insists a bill is to be passed, he’s got corporate taxes to cut.

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Letter Dictating can cause heartburn

And then there’s this one story that out sizzles Alkaseltzer in fizz
Everyday there’s a glitchy bump with Trump and this “Russia biz.”

This administration is on course to be documented as a no forgetter —
And what was the president doing dictating Donald Jr.’s [Russian meeting] letter?

See? He needs supervision.
He thinks he’s the star of a reality series on television.

And he kind of is.
This NEWS PERUSE is a take and a give.

We’re taking what the administration is giving us.
Like it or not – it’s all pretty rough:

Highlights that we cannot refuse.
Imagine how we look across the worlds view.

Its HUMP DAY
today and I don’t mind
doing a little reading, fast forward and rewind

To see where we’re going as a people; will America still be considered charming
after the harm that we are self-imposing and our stance on global warming?

Love? We need some more. I think Love hung up the phone.
Love? We better spread more and we better start at home.

General Kelly fired him.

Resist from lulling into a low in your level of morality,
The pres was kidding about encouraging police brutality.

He was also kidding and merely shooting the bull about
when he started telling that rated-R [yacht] joke to the members of The Boy Scouts.

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Our kids need help building tomorrow and tomorrow is built today.
Do not allow this period that we’re in to desensitize your morals away.

Taking civil rights away from the gay. How is that helping humanities cause?
And what’s with waiving our environmental standards to build the border wall?

Is a wall really that important? Is that what’s sending morale to hell?
Perhaps we’re over reacting, like we did with Clintons emails?

I don’t know for sure, I’m speculating via a griot fuse,
I’m Qui
Running through the periodical view to erect this NEWS PERUSE.


I think it’s limp.

Good, New, Me & YOU

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on July 28, 2017 at 8:15 am

Good morning Good YOU! I’m up feeling good.
I slept like a baby and woke up a new lady
In my AZ-hood.

Life is new, I see the dew and enjoying the smell in the air.
I’m happy with self, being content is a wealth that keeps me in good care.

Friday’s are my high days and they rarely let me down.
I’m still in the sack, sipping jo, pen top cracked, my mind beautiful and sound.

I’m soon to rise and look around. The days opening is beautiful
Though If I didn’t share it with you, I would be less than dutiful.

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A good morning is KEY.

Dutiful I am, so I better get to it!
I’m Qui
And together, WE are going to sashay through it.

Mmm, I’m awake.
)))HUGS(((
Lets do it.

Mondays Reign

In Comedy, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement on July 24, 2017 at 6:51 am

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Click the pic and hang with the clique

Good morning baby. What’s up?
Did you spend your weekend in the cut?

Did you rise early after bedding late?
Is your SUPER HERO m.o. – always in the office before 8?

I dig your style dear child and today I am working from home.
Things will be semi-different because I usually work alone,

but not today.
Todays desk project calls for absolute SLAY!!

And I’m all in.
IN so deep, I brought a friend.

Two heads are better than one
and Monday Mornings were made for fun!

I’m excited and I’m on it. You wouldn’t shut down at desert would ya?
No! I’m just glad to be in this seat and not that of Jared Kushner.

My sinus’ are quite flared. Arizona’s rain storms are duly moistened the agricultural gardens.
Mother Nature came in strong, but she wasn’t wrong – therefore she needs no general pardons.

Today we’ll be script writing, re-writing and think tanking.
I woke up early to get with it — to God I am thanking.

It’s good to be alive and able to craft my own vibe on this fun day.
Kinfolk, it ain’t no joke, I get real excited about the new of Mondays.

What about the weekend? What did you get into?
I went to see GIRLS TRIP and bonded with the audience group.

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we were sweating profusely in REGAL THEATERS in Gilbert, AZ

We saw the film in Gilbert, AZ at REGAL, a movie theater with sweet recliners.
But the A/C was not live in theater 5. Our viewing experience could have been finer.

The facility itself was cold as ice, the lobby, the loo and theater 4.
I know because I took a bathroom break and dipped into 4 to “feel” the score.

It was cool. Real cool. The way I like to be pampered
so I sent my date to the front to inform the manager.

He did, as did several other patrons in the place.
But the air struggled to come through and cool off the space.

Now keep in mind they ask you for an additional fee upfront for their elite accommodations.
I always pay with pleasure. I dig the supply and demand relations

but I couldn’t relate to the hellish fate we endured
however the film was EXCELLENT and proved to be the cure

that kept us all silent and sitting in place.
GIRLS TRIP was off the hook; the audience was multi race.

We sat side by side, we smiled and we laughed.
We watched few step out — the heat was pretty bad.

Of those that stepped out most reported the 411
though it appeared management was rooting for our experience to be undone.

They smirked and tended not to our requests to have the A/C come on,
still kinfolk, you’ve gotta know GIRLS TRIP was the BOMBS!!!!

Have you seen it? If you have not
this is a date night that you’ve got to cop!

Especially if you’re wondering what’s up on my many girl trips.
Let the curious peep this to comprehend what I’m working with.

Good times are definitely being had
and even in the heat — we put off mad.

Though immediately upon the credits roll
the heat that we suppressed came due and on swoll.

We all started to exit, immediately with no words.
I, in my fedora, headed up the march – I was first.

Actually, I did not know
that in the same direction we were all about to go.

I just knew, in good customer communicative fashion
that I was duly on my way to the front to speak to the manager.

The Regal Theater manager on duty Friday afternoon was a no forgetter
his appearance drab, a young lad, his name was Troy Hegstetler.

He came from his box into the lobby seeing only myself and a few other women at first —
thought he’d give us a hard time about our concerns. He was all smirk.

But then as the remainder of the theater showed up to back us in the thicket
Troy asked me, ‘What do you want?’ I said we’ll all take courtesy tickets.

I asked Troy what happened to the AC in theater 5?
He laughed, shrugged and gave me “the business jive.”

I then called my Mom in Texas to inform her
and she said something similar happen to her

when she and her girlfriends went to see it.
They brought blankets for the cold AC, but never reaped it.

She thought that was strange but thought it was just a fluke,
and “Who cared anyway,” Mom said, “GIRLS TRIP is a hoot!”

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Woooo! I absolutely do agree.
But she’d have got a pair of replacement tickets had she come with me. lol! 🙂

Ooo wee, kinfolk. It was a good weekend and good morning to you again,
I’m Qui
sippin’ on this jo and it’s still raining yo — at this beautiful day to begin.

What a Beach

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel on July 14, 2017 at 5:35 am


Good morning baby, how did you sleep?
I woke up this morning in San Diego on the beach.

I’ve been here a couple of days and much has transpired.
The hillside views are beautiful and subject to combustible fires.

The temperature hasn’t reached 100 – not even at the height of day.
Today’s high is only 76. My God, I love this place.

It this beloved month of July
Phoenix, Arizona is on the fry.

A relaxing time in abundance has duly been on my plate
I love this place because Phoenix is forecasted to hit 108.

Hey-ey! The day is young and poised for fun
No “nothing burgers” being fed by the juniors of Trump.

Collusion, adoption, opposition research – what in the honest world gives?
I won’t lie the transparency is so fried; it trumps the unreal.

I won’t get into the details, click the link if you want to catch up,
It’s the news I woke to. God bless the White House – this is rough.

jimmy-fallon-dancing.gifI’m not into clowning folk or overly shaming a situation.
Careful to not dance on this scene – this administration is our world relation.

I’m not dancing at all. I’m prayerful and concerned.
Dancing with Russia will bust ya and yield ya’ to a burn.

I prefer this scene of our country’s script passes quickly, let’s turn the page.
The position of the USA is still tops today though we could opt to burn a little sage.

The world is looking at us crazy.
This “nothing burger” fire is still blazing…

The San Diego beach is still staring me in the face,
So I’m up at 5am to enjoy this beautiful place.

I’m up thinking about you. I wish you were where with.
So with this beach in view,
I crack the pen to give you a swig.

Sip it, savor and make this day positively reach.
No matter where you are in the world today, act like you’re on the beach.

Take no dark clouds via information, only receive sunny
And if today is payday – take care to put away a little money.

There’ll always be a day when “a nest egg” will have a need.
I’m Qui
Out here in San Diego on hiatus thinking of thee… on the beach.

After we kick it….

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Travel on July 10, 2017 at 5:35 am

my-gf-and-iGood morning family, I am duly refreshed.
I spent the weekend with my girlfriend – our weekends are the BEST!

We payed homage to the champagne of life – we did gracefully sip.
Our relationship is young and we shoot from the hip.

My girlfriend and I are high school alumni’s
Life has been kind to us, our happy limit is the sky.

And that’s pretty high y’all. 🙂

We’re a couple of shorties, displaying 40 and proving life to be a constant rave.
We usually stroll the miles bearing big smiles, influencing youngins to wanna be our age.

It’s beautiful y’all.
We high spirit ball.

Last weekends spirited adventure took us to Scottsdale
Where the scene was resort clean and the weather escaped hell.

Scottsdale is only a few minutes outside of the metroplex of Phoenix
But it must be Mother Natures favorite local spot –  I mean it.

It was a beautiful setting, all the weekend long
Even though 100 degrees hit and surely hit strong,

But it didn’t burn our sunny song.

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Bearing BIG SMILES…

My girlfriend and I pleasantly get along.
I’m artsy rich and she’s financially strong.
We’re a couple of outspokens from Fort Worth — we get along.

And you know what kinfolk? I will tell you this:
It’s this kind of comradery that I, for too long, have missed.

It’s a young sisterhood in its early form.
We both inhale life easy, we both exhale charm.

And I’m happy.
We both wear night bonnets to stave off nappy.

#Sisterhood.

Usually, after a weekend of kicking it I have much thinking to do…
Our gelling chemistry is a fabu mystery — I couldn’t wait to rewind for you.

Thus here I am to tell you that girl time in Scottsdale was pretty good.
I also wanted to remind you that “ME TIME,” should always be understood.

It’s good to be grown but not so good to get old,
Exercise a good way to keep the spirit of youth from waxing cold.

If there’s a positive story to be told – let this be the one that you tell,
I’m Qui
A much happier she – after kicking it with my friend for a spell.

Spending fun times with family and friends is good for the soul,
A good time had, anytime, is a life moment worthy to behold.

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Calling All BALLERS

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on July 7, 2017 at 7:38 am

ballers-spencer-stasmore-rick-jerriet.pngCalling All BALLERS
Not necessarily alcohol shot callers,

but those men in double-stitched shoes and starched collars.
When I see ya’ in transit I sho’ be wanting to hollar,

if for no other reason than to tell you, “Brother, it’s working.
There’s nothing average about the women that target you for their ‘twerking.'”

I should know, I watch the show.
HBO’s showcase of BALLERS is mad proper, yo.

Are you watching?
Financial Advisers are about ‘dollar clocking.’

Dwayne Johnson plays a wealth adviser named Spence’
who signs with NFL players before their cash is spent.

He’s trying to insure that tomorrow they can afford the rent.
The wealth advising game is hard up; relationships are easily bent.

The sound track to this series is jamming and the cast is approaching season 3.
It’s not too late for you to catch up, it’s ON DEMAND for all to see.

HBO-To-Go can get you there if  you’re lap top is up.ballers-spencers-car 

Ladies I promise you it’s worth it – to see The Rock strut.

His acting skills have always come easy. He slides into character like no other.
I must admit I also dig his schtick because he reminds me of my brother.

I only have one brother and he, too, is of former NFL stock.
He left the game and groomed his brain for business meetings on yachts.
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My brothers collegiate degree
is in Criminology,
Though he found a career in finances to be
lucrative and hard hitting; quite “calling” to he.

Which is most interesting, because this is Spencers scripted story,
He’s a fine and well dressed ex-athlete still fit enough to play in glory.

Instead, just like my brother, before too many injuries were acquired,
he made a career switch that allowed him to still “feel rich”
while helping others avoid financial fire.

Spence is a legacy wealth manager and he’s for hire if you have long dough.
You could learn a lot about finances from watching this handsome show.

I have.

Webp.net-gifmaker (3).gifThe cast of characters are good for eye-candy and CSA isn’t stopping,
It’s a healthy mixture of actors and real players authenticating the copping.
Are you watching?

The show airs on Sunday evening and if you haven’t heard
Season 3 is lining up to Hut-Hut on July 23rd.

What’s not to like about this show, have you ever wondered just WHAT 
happens to NFL players after they resign from the prime time “Hut-Hut?”

They often get regular jobs and pull regular shifts
some at the finance office and some at car dealerships.

Yep. What’s done on the football field is rewarded handsomely in kind,
then you are ‘on your own Jack‘ once the game is done with your behind.

If many former athletes could REWIND I bet we’d find the chances
are high that they’d take better care of their blessed finances.

I wonder how many current BALLERS are a fan of this reflective show,
I’m Qui
learning the after effects of the game are not an if — but a certain, yo!

ballers-spence-wise-up-quote.gifManaging your health and your money, will effectively determine how your life will go.
To come up on male fashion, financial advice and eye candy; you’ve gotta watch this show!

Make IT Stretch

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on July 3, 2017 at 4:30 am

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If you need your ground beef to go long, you opt to make nachos. Yes?
Well today’s piece is kind of like that, we’re going to focus on ‘the stretch.’

As it pertains to your dollar, your shopping for necessities and  your hobby
but most importantly I want to ask you, are you engaged in stretching your body?

The Dollar:

1. Track what you spend and plan a budget. Forgo fooling self and doing the ‘fudge it.’ Stick to the plan as tightly as you can. The effort will effictively benefit YOU, man.
2. Be aware of small amounts. Do you have any habits that merely cost small change? But you frequent the buy so much, that the annual add-up is insane? News Gazette reminds us: Five lunches a week eaten in a restaurant at $10 per lunch adds up to $2600 a year.
3. Other ways of Investing: Have an investment mindset. In everything you can make this relation, from investing in better products to investing in more education. Right? I mean there are more dollars to be made in this expensive life. If you have an investment mindset then UP your game, get a(nother) degree behind your name and duly stretch your future dollars. 

The Hobby:

Everybody needs a relaxing past time. You don’t have to sit around and knit, no need to be a couch potato either, what about a hobby in getting fit? It’s for your own benefit, you’ll look great and feel stronger. Not to mention it will go well with your future, since folks are living longer. If your dollar is stretched properly there is no maybe about the fact that you’re gonna need them when you’re young and 80.

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The Body:

Not long ago I told you that I was studying Tao; an inquisitive beginner
and enrolled myself in a series of classes held at a Tao Healing Center.

All is well and all is great.
We stretch a lot before meditate.

You learn to speak to your body and give it respect.
I’ve learned before I jump up and go, to yield to the stretch.

Our bodies deserves it. Our body is our joint!
If it stopped working on you today…. well you get my point.

Make IT Stretch, make it bend, touch your toes — or at least try.
Remind your body that you love it so much. Prove those words are not a lie.

You know me, I’m speaking to myself. You are not being preached to.
I’m guilty of Making IT Stretch today and I hope you will too.

Do what you can to take care of you before attempting to care for others,
I’m Qui
On this Monday Morning 1-2-3, kind of feeling like your mother.

So, bring it in…

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ALL IN

In Communication, News, Self Improvement, Video on June 30, 2017 at 5:00 am
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Are you in?

Okay, I’ll be quick, because I have a lot to say,
I’ll start with Trumps tweet about Mika bleeding from the face.

What is up with him, women and blood? Dare I say a fascination?
I’ve no nasty counter words to render him into degradation.

I just don’t and would it really matter?
His base has supported him through countless nasty chatter.

It would truly be less than intelligent to argue with that man.
Unfortunately, it’s becoming easy to tune-out the leader of the land.

I’ll tell ya something else, since we’re chatting it up,
When it comes to 24-hour news: DO NOT TURN UP.

It’s not good for us; it never changes a thang’
To wallow in reality, this surreal strange.

So don’t!
Early on this year, I promised: I won’t.

I frequent outside, I hit the playgrounds,
I laugh at goofy jokes, to keep my humor sound.

I fancy indulging in an ice cream cone from Cold Stone.
And I do so with friends. What’s having all the fun alone?

Don’t do it!  Thus, I don’t.
Regardless the day of the week – I just won’t.

Time is short and is ours to spend
I vote we come together and work on our “mend.”

Work on reacquainting with our neighbors and friends and start some chatter,
About the world, what’s going on, where we stand and what matters.

Remember backyard Barbeques and house parties alike?
Remember when politics wasn’t squit and you had a life?

Friday is a good day to get back to it.
If someone says “let’s watch the news“… Just don’t do it.

Go outside and play, go hang out with family and friends,
If you love your job like I do, work overtime and make some ends.

I’m taking the weekend off, I have a funeral in Texas to attend,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday to thee, I was serious about working on our united “mend.”

Are you in?