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First Day – THURSDAY

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on May 2, 2019 at 6:57 am

independent thinkerDo something different with your life.
If things are going wrong – make them right.

If you haven’t been praying and meditating, start today.
If you’re already on the right path, continue on your way.

Today is the day that you play with the resources in the palm on your hands.
Today you are the Speakerboxx ready to amplify a lovely plan:
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What is it? Go get it. What in the world do you want?
The universe is listening; don’t be a procrastinating haunt.

Goodness is yours. It’s squarely in your lap.
Wake up and seize it – resist the desire to nap.

Relax today in your posture, in your thoughts, and in your heart.
Let anxieties fall to the wayside, today is an opportunistic start.

Are you ready? Do you have your wits about you? How about your talent/craft?
I’m Qui
in love with scripting the view; there’s structure in my lab
and it’s composing a win in the palm of my hand.

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MONDAY’S PROMPT

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on April 29, 2019 at 6:43 am

Good morning Monday. Where have you been girl?
There’s so many vibrations that are moving the world.

There’s Beyonce’s new song, “BEFORE I LET GO,”
and Taylor Swifts “ME” video hit the air like WOAH!

In 24-hours Swift’s new vid has been seen more than 45 million times!
Taylors view balled and doled basketball to the side.

That’s what’s up.
Monday is an exciting weekday cut.

I prayed and I’m up; today I roam this Cali space.
I’m out here on assignment – I do love this place.

The royal service at The Westin is something I could get used to.
I’m the writer peeping their stylo — I love the high-rise view.

Good morning, good morning, good morning to you!
I’m feeling refreshed – so how do you do?

There’s a lot of creativity in the air this morn
dawning after Bey and Swift‘s new babies were born.

I’ve slept like a baby in this penthouse suite.
It’s a great escape from Texas and Arizona’s heat.

Though without you, I am hardly me –
I pray for guidance from the heavenly

Father.
So, don’t bother

chiming in with Earth-leaning advice
about where women should go or do with our lives.

Pardon our force of FORMATION; we’re in assembly.
Bey, Taylor, Shondra and Ava are all sisters to me.

We are like that AVENGERS scene in END GAME when -ish got real
and the women relieved the men to wipe up the battlefield.

Did you see it? It was great.
Avengers put TRANSITIONS on our plate.

Things are changing in the AVENGER dynamic.
Captain A passed off his shield – he did hand it

to another.
Believe or not, t’was passed to a brother.

Hm? The depth of the writing
was real-world-metaphore and exciting.

America needs saving and we all can help.
The Captain may be retiring for America’s health.

She needs help from all of her occupants, especially the women.
America is in trouble but not out of the count to keep winnin.’

Our unity is what bears all and keeps our vibe in mode “grinning.”
Avengers END GAME was about sustaining the winning.

Are you in?
It’s MONDAY morning and we can begin again.
Are you in?
#PROMPT

Let’s help each other and God will help us all.
I’m Qui
a woman about things in this Cali scene. EXPAND YOUR FORCES if you have the gall.

There’s no reason on earth for mass unity to stall.
Are you ready, y’all?

#SUPERMAJORITY

And now THIS

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on April 24, 2019 at 5:15 am
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Neal Degrasse Tyson: not a feeling expert.

What is this feeling that I’m feeling?
Butterflies from within… feels quite healing.

I’m happy, y’all.
My feet hit this ground this morning with no stall.
I’m not kiddingI’m happy yall.

So, what’s on your agenda and what are ya’ doin?
Are you subject to a come-up today or a screwin?’

Oh, come now, you can tell me.
Keeping it real has always been key.

I hope that being “subjected to a screwin,’ isn’t pending in your bag.
Stand atop of this hump and be strong with no sag

and tell the universe that your tools are skill specific.
When work shows up at your door never hesitate to get with it.

You got that?
You’re the captain; wear the hat.

You know that slacking is out of fashion.
The world wants to see you in your passion.

Show ’em.
Whip-it-up, dazzle and glow ’em.

Today is a day of opportunity and promise;
a good day to gather with friends, pita bread, and hummus.

You in?
Let’s script-read the eve away with red wine, rum. and gin.
You in?

Today will prove to be good for us all.
My feet hit the ground this morning with no stall.
I’m truly good y’all.

I’m droppin’ in to leave this note for you
because even tho — I’m not NEWS PERUSING, yo
I’m very much into you.

I am.
News or not, you’re the green eggs to my ham,

and I’m crazy about ya!
I’m Qui
and I feel incomplete when I’m without ya!

Who knew?

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Gimme Some

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Give me some, because this -ish is all the way live.
I’ll take the full report and Five on the Black Hand Side:


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Are you down to ride? Yesterday’s CD ROM was hot.
Mueller’s report is a bulky sport and it don’t stop.

Sounds like lyrics made for Hip Hop. Feels like we’re experiencing a growth spurt;
though after the report was made public it’s likely the CIC’s stomach hurt.

The heat is up and is duly on the back of some folks neck.
The Mueller report is alive; the administration is wrecked.

There were a bunch of Oh’s pointing to an X; lets just call the x variable Defendant One.
Gimme Some when the gander is done – I’m off to have a weekend of yum!

Bummed is what the news out of Washington, DC had been of late;
things started to shake last night and tomorrow is 420 Day.
Hip-hip hooray!

Exhale long.
Let your hair down; let nothing be wrong.

Drop the stress as common unity increases.
Tell your stressed out comrade to not to fall to pieces:

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Today feels like it’s going to produce words that should be composed into a song.
Kinfolk, I’m just happy and pray that we can all prosper and get along.

I prayed that for yesterday, today and I’ve already prayed it for tomorrow.
I really hope the light is truly in view and behind us is the bulk of sorrow.

New Peruse? “Whatchu’ talkin’ about  Willis?” I ain’t been in the mood.
It’s hard on a Griot to keep singing the blues about a variable fool.

Lord help us all. Let us approach this day expecting a little fun.
I’m Qui
Dropping by to love on thee and to reciprocation I say, “Gimme Some.”

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DVR Spar

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on April 10, 2019 at 6:27 am

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THE CHI is back. I am still digging and feelin’ ’em.
Ax and Chuck Rhoades are back – I’m back into BILLIONS.

My DVR setup is filled with explosive narrative writes
that have attention-span holders to keep me up at night.

OFF CAMERA WITH SAM JONES is where I spend my lunch hour.
Have you seen his insightful guests? All fresh and no sour.

The Sam Jones production yields power and introductions.
I’ve got class & lab to craft-me-fab and tailor my productive functions.

I’ve got gumption! I’m going for it.
And innovative script? I’m known to score it.

It’s good to go on a creating binge
knowing there are streamers that will house them in the end.

While that’s good news, it’ll make you no star,
Productions are complete just to compete in a DVR spar.

Satellite TV, network TV, and streaming networks
are what comes to mind during a script writing growth-spurt.

So very focused – I am…
I’ve dreams to sit with ol’ Sam.

Though today I am happy to be doing lab in Science.
My GPA is strong. I’m course curriculum compliant.

color temperature_equals emotions.gifI’m studying color contrasts and what lighting temps do to a scene.
I’m honing in on how to visually make you laugh and cry at a thing.

Oh yes, fam. Science lives inside of Art.
Soap Operas own the sport of emotional war.

Give it up to The Young and The Restless,
tho I think OWN Network is in the lead at doing it best.

I’m watching quite a bit – I’m trying to see it all.
I must admit I rarely quit but pass out/nocturnal stall.

Good stuff y’all. Are you watching any show more than you watch the news?
I’m Qui
Into thee and hard on my studies to craft much fresher views.

I don’t mind the news but I’m am into a much more enlightened you.

Monday, Monday

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 8, 2019 at 6:29 am

Monday, Monday you must be a fun day.
I need you to be you  — o’ beloved follower of Sunday.

I’m leaning like Franky and clearing my throat to sing
‘Luck be a Monday’ – she likes me… I think.

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If I were D’Angelo then Monday would be
that thing that I sing about — Monday’s are key:

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Let’s rise up early and play wildly in the bed.
Before getting to work let our inner child be fed.

Monday, Monday be a fun day — for work will find us soon.
Even Kirstjen Nielson insists on fun; she’ll be packing her office by noon.

I don’t blame her. She is just like you, me, and John Kelly;
she just wants to be on the playground with her mind sound by 3.

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Start early…

Don’t ever let the day get too late…
Do not pass Monday without a little play.

Hip-hip-hooray to KJ. heart-thumbnail ‘I always knew that you could do better.
Go on home and relax your bones, take off that binding sweater.

Find the chocolate and the vodka…and figure a cocktail out.’
Me? I’m up early feeling girly, about to get dressed and move about.

I’m meeting with productive friends – we think tank over cups of joe.
We also pray, take time to play, and encourage folk on their to and fro.

I’m happy today and before I get out of bed
I want my Monday to be a lady… I’ve got a melody in my head.

Monday fun day, I know you to be sweet,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I’ll take the joe and forfeit the tea.

LIGHTS, CAMERA…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Technology on April 3, 2019 at 1:56 pm

light_scienceI am enjoying the effort that I am putting into understanding and comprehending the menu of motion picture lights and their many, many uses. I have in my possession several types of lighting kits to use on my shoots:  2 of them use 65-watt fluorescent bulbs and the third one is a set of LED power plate heads on stands. Between the 3 lighting kits that I have, there are several softboxes, key lights, fill lights,  a backlight, and several stands to perch them on. I even have a light rig that yields an awesome rim light and makes my small sets look extra cool while rendering my subjects pleasantly visible.

I am nearing the last 12-month mark of my collegiate journey and lighting is crucial at this stage if I am to ‘see my way clear.’ I’m relentless on learning how to.

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I’ve got my LIGHTS and my CAMERA, now I just need that LIGHT action!
I’m a student of cinematography –  a well-lit scene is my passion.

I’ve been doing a little research as I attempt to recreate the ambiance and feel
of a warm and nurturing scene with a social and eventful appeal,

and I find a place in France; the company bio did excite me to swoon,
they are Airstar Lights – the folks who make light filled balloons.

Yes, I am smitten with lighting and am encouraged to learn more so that I may utilize.
I’m Qui
atop of todays Hump with Cinestar visions in my Cinematic eye and intentions to light up the sky.

 

Fridays Freight

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on March 29, 2019 at 6:58 am
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Don’t let it split ya.’

Good morning dear Friday; not quite a blunt but a spliff.
Let’s make this day strong like the (RAS) Representative Adam Schiff.

The House Intelligence Committee is composed of wisdom – long.
House Repubs get no love and their attack on RAS was wrong.

I’m so glad Adam stood strong and looked his colleagues in the eye
as he read them their shortcomings and then turned off their mic.

Purposeful discord is not ever right; what’s with the intent to confuse?
Repubs can scheme up a dream but Dems have learned to diffuse.

Now that’s some hopeful news that we can use before we go
into the College Admission Scam and the Yale Soccer coach

Dude. What for? Did you really think you were a like-feather
when folks offered you $450K to forage Tom, Dick, and Heather

brown cowto get into a top college institution?
You are not a like-feather; coach they used ya.

I think you know that now.
So, ‘how now brown cow,’

what is next?
Bribery still offers yolks to the neck.

Spring is in the air as are travel plans. So, where are you going?
Godspeed on the fun, always pray on the run — and please don’t take a Boeing.

I’m just not trusting them.
To save a buck – they safety hemmed.

Planning a trip and don’t know what type of plane will deliver?
Ask the reservation clerk before you buy. Don’t lip quiver.

Your life in flight is always a concern on the line.
Rent a car and drive it; control the narrative vine.

I like to save time when traveling just as much as the next.
I prioritize my safety – every so often I drive to connect.

Not the most fun way if you are alone, but it may be the safer route.
Gasoline prices is another thing that we can talk about…

on another day.
Today we are in search of the safest travel way.

God bless your choices. I’m praying for you all the same,
I’m Qui
Delivering Fridays Freight via the noble griot lane.

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The Hairy Hump

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on March 27, 2019 at 4:50 am

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It needs a shave or maybe a laser.
If the bush is unruly, maybe a taser?

Arrest the entanglement of idiocracy
and return this fine union to inclusive Democracy.

The old hairy hump is upon us again.
I’m taking her to the mat – I’m slated to win.

After today, my weekend officially begins.
I like to roll downhill with a paycheck and friends

to the bank.
Whatchu thank?

This isn’t a time in history where I should go to the mall
without a care for tomorrow‘s fare and spend it all.

If there ever was a time.
Today is that day that you save your dimes.

Start putting away coins; do put away plenty.
A recession is trying to court the U.S. in 2020.

Remember the last time that happened? Good times went to louse.
Also, I distinctly remember it being started by a Repub in the White House.

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I think Jensen Ackles has some of the best reactions

Are we really headed in that direction again?
Well, about that paycheck – please don’t spend.

Save today — or tomorrow you will throat-a-lump.
This is your wisdom cue on this hairy hump.

Take it. Take it.
Take a moment to prepare so that you can make it.

The Hairy Hump always needs a manicure,
I’m Qui
seeding a little foresight and wisdom into your core.

Have a fantastic Wednesday – please know that I love you and that I care.
As for our vantage view atop of this hump, stand in the parting of the hair.

Let’s talk RELIEF

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 22, 2019 at 4:30 am

 

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What do you know about ancient and historic relief bands?
Appreciate the art and retreat from rolling into the gutter, man.

I only learned of relief bands in Art History while working on my BS degree.
Before that, it all looked like tempestuoussculpted works of art to me.

Still, I suppose it kind of does.
Understanding humans is a topic that I love.

India is responsible for the afore sculpture – several adorn many of their historic temples.
The craftsmanship of work is beautiful; from the tips of nips to the butt dimples.

Nothing about this piece looks simple. The work has stood the tests of time.
It was created between 900 – 1130 AD and shows up today in this rhyme.

Genius.
Reminds me of Venus

It’s not a bad view to be facing, if for nothing else to pass the time.
I’m looking at this particular band and I’m liking what I find.

Craftsmanship in every chip. What did you think I was going to say?
I could go on and on about “the positions” – we’ll save that for another day.

Let today yield a little mind-play. Also, take comfort in knowing that I am still that girl.
Let’s Talk Relief and how energy yields heat… let’s word play-it-up to the world.

Are you in, do you want to?
It’s nothing but for a hitch and screw.
Word-for-word it’s too easy to do.
Getting lost in various mediums of art is something that I’m into.

I’m also into you.
It’s Friday morning, honey – how do you do?

The weekend is coming and I pray that it’s sweet.
I’m the creative type looking to sculpt some relief.

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Raise your leg (or hand) if you’re with me, and then start working toward sculpting today.
I’m Qui
on Art & History; encouraging thee to shape yourself like molded clay.

Yesterday’s inspiring art still resides on Earths land.
Read up on Art History to learn more about Relief Bands.