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In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on January 18, 2017 at 7:48 am

byron-allen-suit-sharpWhat up kinfolk? What’s good and what has happened
that caused a $10 Billion Lawsuit to be filed by Byron Allen?

No, I don’t suppose this is #NewNews, but it’s news all the same,
the lawsuit was filed in respect to Charter Communications and its BOS frame.

BOS. What does the acronym stand for?
Black Owned Stations. Byron wants to know “What’s the score?

I think we have two, but could we have more?
Are attempts to own black stations being thwarted at the door?

I remember many years back when Bill Cosby wanted to get a station,
not long after — allegations raped him of his reputation.

Thank God for the OWN station, though Byron says there could be more,
he got with the crunchers and did the numbers and is confident before us is a locked door.

In October 2016, a judge ruled the suit to go forth, to proceed.
Black folks are major consumers, may we have a little more ownership of feed?

Great progress is in the works but no victory for WE, though Mr. Allen is on the case.locked-door
I know you remember Byron Allen from occupying yesterdays late night broadcast space?

Well his drive has not waned or aged and nor has his face.
I won’t lie, I’m a writer ’til I die – and I’m glad Byron’s on the case.

What good is a scripted create if it has no prospect of a home?
How many writers are praying for outlets; fighting off ‘popularity in the dead zone.’

An artists appreciation is usually on the rise
when he produces much and then he suddenly dies.

What the what-what? Ain’t nobody got time for that anymore.
So God bless Byron Allen on his “judicial access
regarding BOS” score.

The battle is lain before us and I’m sure it will be long and hard.
I will continue to write a reflective insight and continue to pray to the Lord…

I really need Byron Allen to make headway today for many of our tomorrows.
I’m Qui
Taking my cues from that NO LIMIT dude, he’s got the notes that a #GoodHead must follow

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It’s just Good Business.

Black-ish Racket: Play Ball!

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows, Video on January 13, 2017 at 7:30 am

BLACK-ISH

Wednesday night on ABC a rather direct episode of Black-ish aired.
Dre, played by Anthony Anderson went where most scripts don’t dare.

During a round table discussion at the marketing firm
the president-elect came up and dialogue began to burn.

Dre’s co-workers went around the table expressing their despair vs. hope
and most were perplexed, admitting: for the pres-elect, ‘they did not vote.’

But then there was one young lady sitting across from Daphne (played by Wanda Sykes)
who did vote for the pres-elect; her name is Laura and she happens to be white.

Suddenly the script got hype and the mostly male co-worker situation started to question
what was on her mind in the booth? With debated breath they insisted confession.

The young lady at the round table expressed her truth-in-thinking the elect would be fair –
and did not wake up post election like her co-workers with a pitted feeling of despair.

When the mic was turned to Dre
at first he didn’t have much to say.

But when pressed by peers on the subject
Dre had much to say and with clarity it erupted.

The writers of the LEMONS episode were sharp in laying their delivery
When Dre spoke on his feeling, I was chilled and it went right though me.

The monologue was touching and Dre was convicted in his necessary release.
In short he said, ‘I’ve always supported this country, even when it doesn’t support me.’

 Ooo Wee.
You see?
That’s what’s it like to be BLACK LIKE ME.

Dre continued at the round table expressing how he remains hopeful and presses on…
he is not unique in his stance, this is many a Black persons song.

So let me let you hear the monologue as not to quote him wrong:

Watch It Quick – it’s the most reflective say!
Again Watch It Quick- before YT takes it away.

I couldn’t quote it word for word, so I found this cheesy shot.
Give me a few minutes to compose a word-for-word on this slot.

In the meantime enjoy the view
the writers of this series are thinking about you.

The writers of this series are thinking about us as a whole.
Racism is an ugly mother and the –ish is way past old.

I love this series because it does its best
to build a bridge that connects us at the vest…

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@The heart.
What Dre expressed needed to be said… it’s a start.

I hope that you saw the series on Wednesday if not, try and cop it ON DEMAND.
I’m Qui
and Black-ish is Playing Ball. Thank God, because we need ’em to, man.

#SayThat

Farewell Dear Sir

In News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on January 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm

the-obama-familyTonight BIG LEO graced the political stage and said it:
THIS was his FAREWELL SPEECH to prelude his exit.

President Obama was real and raw in talking about one side and the other.
He’s not ever been a prejudice man – of all races he’s been a lover

and I appreciate his words of unity, his relativity and insistence to remain
that if we are to build a better world for our children we still need to change.

It’s true, change is still needed and BIGnevermind  the small.essence-president-obama-michelle
And there’s no such thing as a POST RACIAL America at all.

As sure as the President made that clear there lain he no sorrow,
because he backdoor’ed it with confessing his belief in our tomorrow.

The forum that President Obama chose to deliver his speech
held 20,000 heads – a pretty personal reach.

In times before, well at least with the last two administrations
the exiting president voiced his farewell via a small room and camera crew relation.

President Obama loves the energy of this nation and I’m glad he chose to do it BIG.
I cried during his delivery,  I really hate to see him leave — his style is one that I dig.

Because I am about change – I understand we must move on and happily, I will.
I’m Qui
saying THANK YOU Sir and FAREWELL. The change you’ve yielded – helped to push US atop of a very steep hill.

Your service to our country has been GREAT and worthy of the highest seal.

Ricky Harris was the Big TAA-DOW!

In Griot, Music, News, Video on December 28, 2016 at 7:22 am

Good morning family, good morning friends:
The other day The Dogg Pound lost a very dear kin.

While morning surfing Tom Joyner, Claudia Jordan, Porsha Stewart and the likes
I came up on news of a fallen soldier of dimensional mics.

Ricky Harris was a comedian, an actor, a voice over nut and a preachers son.
His comedy was slick, he made me laugh til’ I was sick – he was about that fun.

He went on and crossed over the other day
and a broken hearted Snoop Dogg had this to say:

LIFE IS SHORT. I say it all of the time.
You hear it in conversation – you hear it in rhyme…

I don’t know if Taa-Dow * was sick, but 54 is not a senior age
to many of the 80-somethings near my hood – Sun Lakes is all the rage!

I do love LIFE. I say it as much as I can
and I will miss Ricky Harris – Gosh darnit I was a fan.

And so today is still Hump Day and early in its birth.
I wake up taking nothing for granted – embracing LOVE and her girth.

Love isn’t always a svelte feeling, like when your mom popped you in the head–
for sassing off, cussing through-a-cough or that ill-compassionate thing you said.

That is LOVE in its firmer form and sometimes it is absolutely necessary
to ensure that you’re on course with your journey; acquire tools you must carry.

Some would call this “the girth” of LOVE, but you know the seasoning is in the fat.
So next time you’re rebuked out of love, flash a smile and be THANKFUL for that.

A beautiful day is dawning @ 7am in my Arizona hood,
I’m Qui
Feeling like “Oui-Oui!” Because I’m alive and God is good. 😀

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Ain’t nothing wrong with celebrating, embracing and bellowing a laugh.
Trust if Ricky Harris were alive today – he sure would have.
xoxoxox

*Taa-Dow was another one of Ricky Harris’ characters name in audio skits via Snoop Dogg CD’s.

Where is the love

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on December 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

we-are-in-this-togetherThe world is acting like “UNITY is key and we refuse to let it go,”
but collectively we aren’t blasting in-your-face coverage on #Aleppo.

The spot is violently hot and even tho
there’s been a cease fire, it ain’t over — yo.

THE NEWS… I don’t want it no mo’.
They pick and choose what they want to show

Headline RATINGS generating? — I don’t know.
But enough about me – what about #Aleppo?


Oooooo!

Anywho yo – I was up at a leisure hour today
because yesterday started early and I was committed to #Slay.

I did. I worked all day.
So much so, I had not a thing to say
on #HumpDay.

Though when a lone moment caught me, CupCakeChique was on the vent
and expressed to me the concerns of her heart and how her thoughts are spent:

My heart is with Aleppo right now. I was shaken to the core to think
that humanity, love, unity and hatred are lumped up into one septic sink.’

Surely I parapharsed her passionate rage; for it went on and on
That’s when Roberta Flack came to mind and the “WHERE IS THE LOVE” song.

CupCakeChique is new to world events, for she is not even 21.
Her eyes wide and full-teeth smile she thought adulthood would be more fun.

She yearned to learn about lifes mysteries under the ‘grown-folks’ sun.
Instead she’s seeing tyranny and holy respect for “the bully pulpit and the gun.”

THE NEWS — I don’t want none. No satellite news is in my home.
Because I talk to the ones I love – the ‘exact sentiments’ make it into my dome.

Good morning sweetheart, I’m home. I’m grounded and vibrating higher.
I don’t accept the lose or yield defeat my choose – I am ordered by a higher sire.

I PRAY.

No — Prayer is not magic, politics, a bill or a law
But it’s what I’ll use to talk to God, to push through the ‘hem and haw.’

You remember Hem and Haw? We talked of them a few days back.
I’m still Sniff and Scurry I move in a hurry – I ain’t studdin’ what you thought I’d lack. 🙂

Good morning dear family it is only 10:30 under the Arizona sun,
I’m Qui
Waking leisurely on this Thursday morning of opportunistic sums.

Mmmm, yum.
But can #Aleppo get some?

XO.

Mondays AirDrop

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on December 5, 2016 at 3:11 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 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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JuJu on Da Beat

In Communication, dance, Music, Networking, Video on November 23, 2016 at 5:32 am

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Sometimes you have to:

JuJu on the beat
JuJu on that beat
JuJu on that, JuJu on that, JuJu on that beat
Now slide, drop
Hit dem folks, don’t stop
AYE!
Don’t stop, aye
Don’t stop, aye.

Right? 

I find myself JuJu’ing quite a bit these days. You should see me sliding down the self checkout lane.  In the event that you don’t see me doing it and you want to cop these moves for yourself, peep the ZAY’s and HUMP their dance!

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Believe it or not, even though I keep a well oiled blog –
when I’m not on keyboard I fancy the dance than more the talk.

It’s as easy for me to accomplish as getting up to walk.
All I need is a beat and enough room for a squat.

I’m not all over the place when I bust a JuJu,
because I wouldn’t want to land an accidental 1-2.

In the dance choreography when they say “Hit them folks, don’t stop, ” —
Well I’ve been working out and I’d hate to mislay my lil guns on ‘ya.

So when I JuJu on the da beat, I’m sure to block my space,
I’m Qui
Humping the Zay’s and offering you floor space.

Let’s dance and let our hair down like nobody’s looking.
Make that #GetIT face — let me know you’re crooking.

Oh and…

YOU CUTE!
YOU YO MOMA’S SON!
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Get EXCITED, already!

In Communication, Griot, Video on September 12, 2016 at 4:37 am

LIFE. It's WORTH IT!

Life is good. Life is fine.
Memories mature and get better like wine.

But then again there are those times
when EXCITEMENT come in and takes over your mind.

During these times one might not contemplate.
I mean, when you know you wanna’ DO IT — WHY would you WAIT?

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I’d have done the same thing. I just know it.
When I’m excited I can’t refrain the ‘SHOW IT!’

Which is good, because it’s energy, it’s positive and I pray contagious.
To not have an opportunity to express this feeling would be outrageous.

What are you excited about today? Express yourself already!
Dance like no one’s looking, be happy, like Hoppy & Betty:

Today is new and yesterday is gone, o’ sister and brother.
I suggest taking-it to the floor with a musical score
and dancing-it-out like you’re Usher.

Do that Michael Jackson move and then shake your fandangle.
And if you feel a little Zimbabwean spirit – bust out the old Bo’ Jangles.

Heck! I’d do it! In fact, I’m up on my feet and doing a little something-something right now,
I’m Qui
and Good Morning to thee, Get Excited, already – and express the HOW.

Searching for your #Purpose on this Monday?
Perhaps you could benefit from a little SOUL SUNDAY:

GET
EXCITED!

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Fashion Happens

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on September 9, 2016 at 9:30 am
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Photo by Suede Williams

 

Fashion Happens everyday –  if you let it! Don’t fight it.
Take a mundane-look and #RightIt!

HEAD-TO-TOE SHARPNESS starts at the crown.

How’s your crown sitting when you first wake up? Tilt your crown properly by checking in with Curly Nikki. Your mane should always be tops! After all it is the first thing we see aTOP when we see you, therefore, it has got to set the tone going forward towards your forehead and those beautiful eyebrows of yours that will voice your expressions all day long – even if you never say a word.

GIVING FACE without a make-up trace IS KEY.
Now put those eyeborows on #fleek:


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SIP with PRETTY LIPS.

Lips are KEY. I love my lips.
They are just as curvacious as my hips:

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Lips are Qui

Lips are important. You use your mouth to communicate and convey information, may as well polish up the device. I use MAC products but there are many more out there that will do the job. All you have to do is to remember how to apply and it never forget how crucial it is to do so.

There’s a lot of conversation going on in the world, make yours appear interesting before you ever hit the punchline by pouting color before you open your mouth. Bob won’t likely try to compete with you in this area and if he does, ladies – my money is on you!

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I’ve not ever been afraid to lip up some color.
And YES! I’m the kind of chic that leaves kiss marks on my lover.

It’s MY personal ART.

 

Adorning YOUR BODY with STYLE.

This part is easiest. You don’t really have to be a fashionista but it would help if you’ve picked up a fashion magazine or two in the last few days. If you haven’t the grocery store checkout is your friend. Fashion magazines should be referred to only as guidance and not law. Your style is your law. Beyonce may look good in a yellow-lemonade dress, but they may not highlight your melanin tone, so you may want to try on a pastel yellow or linen white dress to do the trick. Play around with colors, textures and fabrics — they can each make a huge difference in making an outfit pop!

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Folake Kuye Huntoon

Have you met Folake Kuye Huntoon? Her fashionista heater stays on high. She’s hot! Drop in on her #FashionBlog @ STYLE PANTRY.com. After scrolling through her pantry of style, I must admit the first thing I noticed is that Beyonce’s melanin tone isn’t the only one that will knock dead the color yellow. Folake has no limits! Be inspired to be fashionably ‘on fire.’ Summer is almost over, the upgrade seasonal fire will come in handy. TURN HEADS at all times!

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Christina S. Brown is LovelyBrownSugar

 

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Kicking it with Christina S. Brown isn’t a bad move if you’re trying to find your personal style groove. Her #FashionBlog @ LovelyBrownSuga is laced with unique loveliness. She moves from professional, to casual, to evening with ease. It’s evident that she’s not only sharing good style with her offspring but with family, friends and anyone else that has a hankering for looking good from head-to-toe. Christina is a full figured beauty, so follow her lead if you’re among those of us who have More GOOD To GIVE.

A good way to keep up with fashion, the who’s the what’s, the wear’s and where to get the look is to acclimate a barage of helpful bookmars, like those on this page and among those please do not miss the fashionable ladies’ @ Glamazons.  They will keep you in the loop of fashion via the fashion mecca NY by providing crazy link connections to this weekends NY FASHION WEEK Live Streaming. Per their awesome and informative site, here are 9/9/16 FASHION WEEK LIVE STREAM Links:

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The Glamazons: Jessica and Andrea

This is just a few of the resources that the GLAMAZON ladies share with their readers. It’s apparent to me that nothing means more to them than to influence a more well-dressed and maintained America. Appreciate their efforts and up your style game by dropping in on these two ladies today!  Then practice how you look saying “Thank you” in the mirror, because your friends and family are bound to notice your new found knowledge. Obtain #Freedom through #Fashion. REMEMBER:  Retail Therapy is real, after you’ve paid all of your bills!

For My Brothers – Those Dapper FASHION lovers.

blk-man-lg-coatKehinde Wiley has some of  what you’re looking for on his blog but only if you intend to make a statement when arrive on scene. God help me, I’m just a woman and yes sir – I notice your handsome attire approaching and exiting. Ow! Yes men, we are (and have been) watching you.

blk-man-street-etiquetteWith your coat on and clean shoes gliding the sidewalk, it’s only befitting you drop in on those brothers over at StreetEtiquette.  Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the fashion cut brothers responsible for outfitting the StreetEtiquette blog. I was captivated at each unveil. I would love to prospect my eyes upon any male adorning himself in stand-out attire.

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I notice every time.
And for a clean pair of shoes I’ll stop on a dime.

My daddy must be a lephrachaun —
a man in clean shoes is closer to geting some. lol! 😀

Male fashion can be exquisite when in good taste.
He must be aware by the looks on his counterparts face.

I’m quick with a compliment to him and my sister.
My sisters blush quick though the cutest is that of the Mr.

Men seem to be caught off guard when I compliment them on such.
I can’t see not highlighting his absolute winning touch.
I do appreciate the view very much.

I feel the same about my sisters
who leave the house on fleek – because GOOD STYLE has kissed her.

I admire them all, and then I adorn myself.
I wear relative clothes not up for breaking wealth.

Still, I peruse the blogs and magazines at checkout stands because,
I’m Qui
and while individual style is a OUI, I’m not above a high fashion fuss.

I always dress how I feel.
I’m usually complimented on my appeal.
#LabelRepellent

 

CupcakeChique.com Photo by Suede Williams

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Photo by Suede Williams

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Represent your style. CupcakeChique.com

A MORE Fulfilled MONDAY

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on September 5, 2016 at 5:09 am

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Good morning
, good morning! Whatever will we chat about?
LIFE is MOVING FAST, we better have a blast
before the lights go out.

Today my desk is full of many posted notes,
but not HOT lucrative leads, mostly of interesting folk.

Relating to people is where I learn the most.
And if you’re not careful, relativity will up and get ‘ghost.
You know?

You gotta “stay-on-it,” YO! You have to
if you intend to be a much more fulfilled you.

Dimensions are added as character is built.
There’s nuggets of gold in the wisdom of passing folk
Please DO TAKE TIME to sift.

That’s what sets us apart from others, what we find in the sift.
Don’t assume that clump is a bump of mud – dust it off, it may be your gift.

How’s your vision? How do you see most unforseen things?
Is that a hunk of metal or is a pile of unpolished rings?

Look a little closer. You must. Therein lies the truth,
It’s that thing that you’ve been missing, that thing that completes you.

Ah! It’s just a suggestion that I’m tossing out in griot say,
but on the real if you give it a moment of thought you may reap

A MORE Fulfilled MONDAY

I’m not gonna go all Donald Trump on ya’ and say “What have you got to lose,”
I’m Qui
Life is full of awesome options, remember to use wisdom on each ‘pick and choose.’

MONDAY is metaphor for NEW START. It is an opportunity.

Thanks for stopping by on this Monday. I appreciate you vibing me.
XOXO.

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GOOD Eating – a FULFILLING Reason

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Please do not confuse GOOD Eating with #CleanEating. The two are on almost on opposite ends of the menu spectrum. GOOD Eating consists of stuff like Texas smoked BBQ, Gumbo, CAJUN SAUSAGE-POTATO SOUP, and the likes. Good eating is the stuff that’s good for your soul. #CleanEating is what I’m doing. This consists of grilled chicken, fish, shrimp or sirloin steak. All pretty great options, but no carbs fat and sugar are allowed. After eating like this for a prolonged period your body almost feels new and this diet by far is the way to go long term. However, there’s still room for GOOD Eating, in moderation.

How are you feeling today on “moderation?” Me, personally, I am still eating clean so I can’t partake in the meal that comes to mind but I’d love to get in the kitchen and whip it up for you. On second thought, it only takes 30-minutes total from prep time to serve. If you’re up for GOOD Eating, this recipe should FULFILL your desire. Pull out your apron and wash your hands. It’s time to get busy.

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GRILL Away on LABOR DAY

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Click the image to enlarge the PHILLY-STYLE STEAK SANDWICH

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HAPPY LABOR DAY! It’s so good to have a day of appreciation for all of your labor. Thinking about firing up the grill today? DO IT. Clean eating demands that I do it  daily. Still good eating. YES!  But isn’t LABOR DAY dubbed ‘the last real grilling holiday,” (not withstanding mandatory tailgating during NFL season)?  So by all means break out the grill and lets get some smoke in the air!

Stumped on the menu? I’ve got your back. The other day I was in the checkout line and picked up a Woman’s World magazine — because I’m a woman and THAT’S what I do — it was chalk full of Labor day grilling recipes. There’s one for Barbequed Spare Ribs, Philly-Style Steak Sandwiches with Grilled Onions and Provolone, Beer Marinated BBQ chicken, Blue Cheese Burgers with Red Wine Onions and Hot Dogs with Avocado Salsa and Sour Cream.

Again, I’m eating clean, so it’ll likely be grilled chicken for moi, but don’t let that stop you. MANGIA!

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Click on any image or recipe to enlarge the view

Jot down HOW TO achieve these:

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With that, I only have three more things to say,
I’m Qui

I love thee and
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