Posts Tagged ‘2014 film festival’

Hello Monday – How are ya

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on July 8, 2013 at 1:10 am
First thing's first...

First thing’s first…

Hello Monday! How are ya? My goodness – my glutes sore.
I did a lot of running around and playing on July the 4th.

The weekend found me popping wisdom instead of popping firecrackers
and invoked me to effectively detour all routes of vampire energy snatchers.

I had a good time. Positive energy is mine and I really don’t ever mind sharing.
I met some of the most incredible folk who couldn’t help but be giving and caring.

Knowledge showed up on the scene – I like a challenge, so I didn’t hesitate or pant –
in realizing  it’s time I extend my philanthropy services into building a grant.

I’m also still in film mode – I’ve got that 2014 film festival piece to put together.
I’m pretty excited about it – even though we’re shooting outside in Phoenix’s weather.

Phoenix has no beach front property. There’s no water to cool things off.
Last Saturday we experienced 119 degrees. And I thought Dallas was hot! 

Dallas doesn’t know 119. Dallas knows lower triple digits and lots of unnecessary steam.
I can’t complain, though I do miss the rain – still I’m embracing Phoenix’s sear seam.

So much happened over the weekend, there was a plane crash – a boeing whip;
there was also big news of an interim president reigning over the chaos in Egypt.

Trayvon Martins memory is currently being relived in the courts of justice today;
George Zimmerman’s life is still on the line thus I will continue to pray…

Anytime (to me) is a good time to take a few moments to pray.
Have you a need for divine intervene to grace your journey way?

Hello Monday! How are ya? It is indeed good to see you again.
I’m Qui
Enjoying the freshness of thee and am encouraged to continue to WIN! 

Let’s do it together.
Let us SPRING forward – regardless of the weather.

The sky wouldn’t fall

In Communication, Networking, News on March 15, 2013 at 8:07 am

HennyPennyStill I was freaking out that I had promised to walk away from my weekly blog updates. I just feel lousy when I do. It’s as if the sky would fall in if I didn’t update the site with new stories every other day or two.

No, I don’t think that my griot spin on world news is what the masses “need” to stay alive, but it is my direct connection to my global fam, creative writing associates and social media savvy friends. The only problem with living online daily is that it tends to become addictive. Suddenly instead of writing to share a joke or an interesting bit of news that you’ve found, you resort to relentlessly searching for news updates as if your life (or paycheck) depends on it – when in reality you know, “it ain’t that serious boo“.

So I packed my bags and my filming camera and boarded a red-eye flight to Dallas, TX. For 7-days I wrote nothing. Nada. I didn’t even think about it. And that’s a good thing, because I arrived on a Wednesday morning and discovered a severe tooth pain that led me to have a molar tooth extraction by 9 a.m. Thursday morning, (less than 24-hrs into my visit).

Due to a severe negative reaction I had to the local anesthesia, I ended up  extending my stay in TX by another 2 weeks – which was cool, because I’d written a couple of scenes to a teen script I’d been working on. I  casted it Wednesday evening after church and starting my shooting  schedule by Saturday morning in Arlington, TX. A dream come true. The teen talent pool is thick in Texas, and I had a blast shooting. I worked the heck out of those kids. It was a filmmakers dream come true. 🙂

Yippee! A win. And to think had I not walked away from my daily blogging grind, I’d have never had the time to hammer out the script, cast & shoot. To me — that’s a QUALITY vacation. Good writing. Good casting. Good shooting. I am refreshed.

Today, I return to blogging, only to inform you of my literal come-up. Today is a great day. Happy Friday! WIN with me.

Who knew, The sky wouldn’t fall in on me?
I’m Qui

and I won,
by taking off to have a little fun.
5-4-3-2-1, ACTION!
2014 Film Festivals: Here we come!