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Wine, Wings, and Scripts. OH MY!

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, TV Shows on December 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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Toasting to diverse scripts.

Last night, last night was about scripted writes.
We gathered before the sky took moonlight.

We sipped and drank, and shots were called.
Literally celebrating the leave of ol’ Fall.

We did so with open hearts and minds
we mingled over the new scripted finds.

Then we read…
with the drink about our heads.

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Yeah, we had the CAJUN WINGS, too.

Sober? We were and all feeling well.
T’is was the perfect setting for a SCRIPT READING spell.

The readers in tow represented Millennials and Generation Z.
Then there were the older kids; kids who graduated with me.

Okay, to be honest when I’ve the opportunity to hang w/younger folk, I’m pretty glad.
It’s good to feel youth extended — and not play the role of ‘the mom or dad.’
Yes! A good time was definitely had.

We read 2 short films – all original content.
We did so expeditiously; only 90-minutes were spent

breathing life into the formatted short scripts.
The guest comments are vital; I put them on my hip.

Something like a gun holster would adequately hold.
The minds of the future are todays think-tank gold.

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FRESH Eyes, Ears, Thoughts and Concepts matter in my SCRIPTS

The MOST VALUABLE PRODUCER flew in from LA
to host in the space and take her aristocratic place

as “The Hostess with The Mostest;” deep charm was on display.
The Producer is TWERKITA – from Dallas, Phoenix, and LA.

The script reading party that went forth last night,
was full of high spirits, wet-spirits, all-smiles and no fight.

The party wrapped before 10 but we still had a little gin
and wine left over to sip.
We partied until Uber came, we grabbed our things and we dipped.

A night downtown was owned by a party of social-minded script readers
whose opinions weigh heavy me. I’m the receptive writer; I’m eager.

I’ve got re-writes to do today. Today is the Sabbath, so ‘good Lordy,’
I’m Qui
Recovering with thee from last night dope SCRIPT READING PARTY.

It went hard and no one was over the age of 40…
(beyond me) 😛

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IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 18, 2019 at 4:50 am
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Think about it…

Our landfills are filled to the max and recycling “all things” isn’t quite as effective yet.

So, why are we a country of consumers who stack the deck
on any thing brand new that we can get?

A new car? You can have it, but what will you or the manufacturer do with the old one?
Recycling isn’t in the picture when we are so often feeling entitled and forever young.

How old are you? Sure, being young is indeed a state of mind,
so is being thoughtful towards Earth, yourself/mankind.

A new house? Old neighborhoods are abandoned for the new.
Builders are responsible for erecting residences for me and you.

They are hoping that you’ll be open to upgrade and bid your current one adieu.
But builders aren’t magicians; recycling houses should be in our purview.

I know what you’re thinking: “homes are recycled” because you have moved ump-teeth times.
Homes are not recyclable. We live in a system that needs to be looked at and redefined.

Homeownership erodes in neighborhoods that are 7-8 families removed from the original builder.
Reminding me of how we arrived at this place of impoverished standards; though, each new fam can be a healer

with an understanding in mind and a long-term vision for the future.
Passing down eroding structures equates to a wound – not a suture.

We, the people should utilize mindfulness via our individ & collective domes.
Let us give deeper thought to re-upping those earbuds and cell phones.

Phones do not render us transportation nor a place to live.
Though, when it comes to emitting radiation to your head, they do give.

So when a new phone hits the market, you often consider dropping the one that you have.
Are phones recyclable? Research before yielding a premature laugh.

THEY ARE NOT recyclable but they should be.
Is it asking too much to get manufacturers to agree?

What is the expiration date for any technological thing?
If marriage engagements don’t work, we just give back the ring.

It’s futile to hoard old cell phones and stack them up.
That practice is for legacy heirloom metals and diamond cuts.

If the jewel isn’t returnable, we opt to regift it or melt it down.
We mold it into a bar or another accessory; but we don’t abandon the crown.

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Do we really have to have it?

Jewelry isn’t the only valuable commodity that deserves long term thought.
Whatever happened to that old car, home, television, and phone that you bought?

This issue is not solely yours; though your thoughts on resolution are requested like hire.
Responsible manufacturing already exists in some markets – we actively recycle tires.

Would it be too much to dismantle an old home and reclaim the wood?
Would recycling old cellphones do our atmosphere any collective good?

Absolutely. If only we could arrive at recycling being easy and done on a whim.
There are so many products that we insist on upgrading but are not recycling them.

Manufacturers are making products-upon-products with no path to recycle.
We must hold them accountable; lets live a “FULL LIFE” – not a “life-full.”

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No RECYCLING yet, but a few REPURPOSING ideas

A life full of old products that we just walked away from.
Thoughtfulness starts with you. Upgrading is supposed to be fun.

Not tethering us all to dated manufacturing ideas.
IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG is a present issue – for real.

Are you so busy shopping that you have given it no thought?
What “thanks”  have mfg’s given to you for the upgrades that you have bought?

No national trade-in programs or money-back for upgrades.
Must we be loyal to Earths accelerated degrade?

Law insists that we pay a trash collection tax, inspect our cars and pay our utility bills.
Why aren’t we holding manufacturing and marketers to same “responsibility” feel?

The world is full of old NEW stuff and we need help with “the discard.”
Let’s appeal to manufacturers and marketers and not just to the Lord.

Praying for a miracle? Fine. But we need no supernatural dash,
just a few recycling programs to help reduce the loyal customer’s trash.

If manufacturers and marketers want the people – at large, to support…
We must demand they help us out on recycling their specific sort.

Consumers cannot do it alone.
Lest they be more thoughtful and not get that new phone.

T’is a workable solution; a solution that I actually like,
I’m Qui
IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG exists because “excessive want” is ruling our lives.

Honestly, we can’t afford a trashed Earth; it’s time to consider ye ol’
DO NOT BUY.”

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What the L

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 16, 2019 at 4:48 am

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Good morning good people, take a hit and pass
I’m not on a mission about dissin’ – I’m all about the laugh.

Reality is running rampart, may comedy dispel,
and this little segment is something I like to call:

What The L!!

No this little ‘spit out’ has nothing to do with Samuel L,
but the fact that his pic came up on the research – was funny as hell.

Please don’t forget to laugh for a spell whilst you’re on your grind.
If there’s nothing around to invoke ‘the clown,’ laugh at your own behind.

I laugh at me all of the time.
I’m quite the clutz when I’m not in rhyme.

Not immune to falling down in public, though I’m quick to get up.
My fitness game is hardly lame, I fall and get up to keep my abs cut!

Now who’s laughing at whom?
Like I said, if I laugh at me – you know I’m-a laugh at you.

So go ‘head and do what you do. Look in the mirror and laugh
Life is only what you make it – less offense – more goofy gas.

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Teacher: “Kids, what does the chicken give you?”
Student: “Meat!”
Teacher: “Very good! Now what does the pig give you?”
Student: “Bacon!”
Teacher: “Great! And what does the fat cow give you?”
Student: “Homework!”  [ref. source: laughfactory.com]

Scene: A conversation with my friend’s father, who knows I do 
Web design.

Father: I have a business idea. How hard is it to make a Facebook?
Me: Oh, very easy.
Friend: He doesn’t mean to make 
a Facebook profile. He means to 
remake all of Facebook.
Me: Oh. Very hard.
Father: Oh, OK.
[ref. source: readersdigest.com – credit to: clientsfromhell.net]

tissue-toilet-paper-joke Q. What does Santa like to do in the garden?
A. Hoe, hoe, hoe!

Q: What kind of motorcycle does Santa ride?
A: Holly Davidson.

Q: What do you call a bankrupt Santa?
A: Saint Nickel-less.

Q: Why don’t aliens celebrate Chistmas?
A: Because they don’t want to give away their presence.
[ref. source: funology.com]

Grown Party Humor::

Q: What’s the difference between a G-spot and a golf ball?flower-pollenating-sex-joke
A: A guy will actually search for a golf ball.

Q: What’s the difference between a tire and 365 used condoms?
A: One’s a Goodyear. The other’s a great year.

Q: Why does Santa Claus have such a big sack?
A: He only comes once a year.
[ref. source: thoughtcatalog.com]

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It’s a new week, beloved.  Yes, here we go again.
Festivus is coming; it’s time to mingle with more fam & friends.

Good memories are made when you’re hanging with loving folks –
plus I have just armed you with a good array of jokes.

What the L! All is swell – use them and don’t be shy!
But only if you want to be the absolute parties delight!

Alright, some of these jokes are a little risque and some a tad bit strong,
I’m Qui
and they’re all good to me. When dealing jokes – you really can’t go wrong.

What The L!

Thursday’s GROWTH SPURT

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on December 12, 2019 at 5:31 am

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God is amazing.
You can see His moves in the trail blazing

if you look ever so closely.
To be in the dark about His moves is to live ghostly.

Are we living in the purpose of His intended scene?
If we’re not giddy about life – that’s a not God’s thing.

His will for us is to be peaceful. Let us be peace on this Thursday.
Lean not unto our own understanding less we reap a thirst day. 😛

Give negative energy a powerful black eye
by yielding to a GROWTH SPURT; reach for the sky.
Make Heaven on Earth within your sights.

Why not?
Your life is not about broken branches and snot.

Thus, this season was made for thee,
especially for children of the Trinity.

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If you be, also – then this is surely our day.
I’m Qui
Good morning beloved, let us kneel and pray.

May the rest of your day be a Godly SLAY.
Me? I’m already in route; I’m blazing the way!

Come and GROW with.

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ROLE PLAY is GOOD Any Day

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Yesterday I was lightening quick in composing personal texts.
A thought would cross my mind and I’d compose at break-neck.

Have you ever been there?
My partner says that’s ‘it’s not fair’

that my hands move as fast as my lips.
If one can’t keep up with the 411, one will get “the slip.”

That is not ever my intention and yesterday was a delightful surprise,
I composed a text so fast, that the recipients name slipped past my eyes.

I meant to send the intended text to one person, but it went out to a “friendly other.”
I started the texts out with “I’m texting because I love you,” – t’is was a text for my mother.

As God would have it, it went out to another lady whose kid is not me.
She hit me back with love and support and took on “the motherly lead.”

Ooo Wee.
She got me.

For later on when I accessed my texts to hit my mother again,
I realized the name atop of the texts was a beloved and much younger friend‘s.

She is indeed a mother of two who figured it was a mistake, and was just ‘doing what she do.’
She played mother to me yesterday; I exceed her offspring in age by a decade or few.

Ooo-ooo-ooo. Have you ever?
I yield such script-work to God; He is supreme clever.

I suppose this is the reason why I decided to rise and talk about G-o-d,
I’m Qui
and ROLE PLAY is Good Any Day – if you allow God to take the lead. Indeed.

Matter-Day SATURDAY

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 7, 2019 at 12:15 am

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Yes, every day does matter, though Saturdays are particularly special.
If the week were in an olympic competition, today would take GOLD MEDAL.

No? You don’t think so? I do — and I’ll tell you why:
Sunday thru Friday you strive to do your best though Saturday you don’t even try.

No lie. You’re best day’s have been on a Saturday night.
Like John Travolta, a fever, comes over ya’ that dissolves all plights.

Good ol’ Saturday; in its fullness  — what will it find you doing?
If you missed last nights percale fight, pray this evening’s vibe will be brewing.

Get busy in the moment you intend to be pursuing.
Have an idea of what you seek. Arrive at moments-cluing.

You got this.
I’m Qui
Your cartoon-loving, sis.

Being animated is under-rated; it compliments mundane play.
Get into it; enjoy it and screw it. Make SATURDAY a Matter-Day.
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Feeling Good

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on December 2, 2019 at 4:45 am

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“‘Feeling good,” is what I said
and thank God for the D-skills in bed.

After reading 12-Ways to Decompress,
I will not ever go to bed tightened or stressed.

This morning I arose refreshed after a good nights rest.
I fell into rim sleep early and passed the 8-hour test.

Yes! I am a fan of bed  & dream entertainment.
Dreams are vivid; I research the good and claim them.

How will your day let out and/or hem, per se?
Shall you make this a Monday of all work, or whilst thou play?

I pray that you do both and do them both swiftly.
Got none last night or this morn? Capitalize at lunch – quickly.

Eat your vegetable, peas, textured things, and all entree’d parts in between.
Inject in your day copious amounts of play; be responsible, and keep it clean.

“‘Feeling good,” is what I said.
I do declare that I am good in bed.

I’ll set lunch and dinner, much like the same.
I’m Qui
and A’Good-Time is my preferred surname. 😛

The fact that we don’t feel good often enough is a real dry shame.
Now whisper in their ear your secret-pet name.

Let’s get it started. It’s

Monday

Be hard @ work. Be hard @ play.

Glued to the tube – Who got the lube

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement on November 20, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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I tried to look away…

Another day is closing on the impeachment hearings.
No funny hashtags emerged with metaphorical endearing’s.

There was a lot going on. I was watching. Were you?
According to the rating polls — you were glued-in too.

I know you saw it. I tried not to.
I left the house, merged with the crowds
and networked the morning through.
Everywhere that I went, regardless of the dollars I spent –
it was all about the “U:”

Unity & Under-dogging.
The two merged and displayed “cover story” flogging.

A lot of cover story’s may not “cover much” anymore.
If this moment were a bed — “the duvet” is on the floor.

Code red – code red.
The cover is off of the bed.

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But maybe it’s still on the table; the truth.
This is a moment, where I could use a call from Aunt Ruth.

You already know what she would say in a time like this.
She’d round up the posse for comments and she would not miss.

Always tell the truth and no one can touch ya.
Aunt Ruth would high-five that and then hug ya.

She was about the truth, so there’s no need to say …
The truth showed up big time in hearings today.

And so, we’re all “Glued to the tube – Who got the lube?
Somebody’s getting it in; dildo is truth.

There were three amigo’s and a couple of other folk…
Necks and shoulders are heavy; hearings yield yolk.

Oh no and whoa. Who knew the hearings would be this real and so swift?
I’m Qui
I rewinded a time or three, it’s hard to believe this isn’t a series script.

Now turn the television off. Let’s cut a corner; let’s dip.

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LAUGH BREAK

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on November 19, 2019 at 9:31 am

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We do a lot of things naturally, like expend and take-in copious amounts of energy.
If I didn’t break up the concentration of no-flux, what kind of friend would I be?

Reading is fundamental and is an activity that I enjoy best.
Good jokes appeal to me; I find them in the READERS DIGEST.

The world needs more smiles and less “do I still look happy” fakes.
If you reflect the latter of the two – please genuinely enjoy this LAUGH BREAK:

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ADD it UP.
Laughter is good for the heart; Laugher is good for the gut.

Partake in a laugh or two, we really need three or four,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, show “smile-less” to the door.

There’s no reason to harbor it anymore – for goodness sake.
So never mind what thoughts plague your mind, let’s all take a LAUGH BREAK.

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Today is a good day to

Mercy Mercy – Its already THURS-D!

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 14, 2019 at 5:45 am

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Good morning sweetheart, I’m on the run.
Last night was spent on editing fun.

Hard was the sleep that I just awoke from.
I’m an earlier bird when trying to beat the sun.

Lord: let today be filled with a whole lot of “yum-yum,” as in new creative business.
Let the university and those in parallel transit pique to bear witness.

Let my writing hand be of olympic fitness.
I am gratefully thankful to be so gifted.
AMEN.
He’s got the whole world in His hand…

and so onto a soap box I go
about ‘how the good of this day‘ will indeed be so.

Why not? If you ask me,
the last three days have been complete TRINITY.

I’m looking for THURSDAY to follow divine suit.
Mercy-Mercy! Let goodness be all over my literal fruit.

It will be and it is already so.
I choose to spend the first of my fruits with you, yo.

Good morning sweetheart. We are almost at the weekend,
I’m Qui
Up early for the reel; because the real is my friend.

THURSDAY is in progress as I speak.
Time flies when you’re having fun. Merci!

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Shame on SHAME

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 4, 2019 at 5:15 am

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Shame has quite the fame
even and especially when you don’t recognize its pain.

Many walk around carrying him on their back
because of a shortcoming; a moment of lack.

People hang their head for the hurt that they’ve caused,
like apologizing isn’t enough or that shame is the law.

It’s not true.
Plus no one can render shame upon you but you.

You, alone hold the torch for that.
If shame accompanies a gift — give it back.
You really don’t want that.

Shame mostly lives in your mind
and reflects onto others a hue not so kind.

That hue belongs to you and you alone.
When you exhibit shame you hang your dome.

I am here to say “leave shame alone.”
Ain’t nobody got time for those dry bones.

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Proactive measures beat shame.

Craniums hanging low isn’t fashionable or word.
Shame is an emotion; beat it with a verb.

Stand erect and walk to the mirror,
clear your throat so that you’re clearer

and say, “that thing that exists – I own it complete.
Shame: You’re too lame to paint my life weak.”

Say it as often as necessary, especially before facing the crew
that is known in the past to laugh and shame you.

Most people do not seek to convey or invoke shame.
Shame is an easy bi-product of the lower integrity lane.

I imagine that you probably already knew that.
Now use wisdom as a rod; put shame to a bat.

Shame on shame. I tell you, it is not ‘what’s up’ or word.
I’m Qui
Shame is an emotion; beat it with a verb.

Ya’ heard?

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