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Feeling Myself

In Griot, Qui Audio Byte, Self Improvement on August 2, 2018 at 4:48 am

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[AUDIO] This is a grown piece, so if you’re not grown, get on.
Your mom wouldn’t approve – tho it may improve her groove,
so, skidaddle dear daughter and son.
This is pre-Friday and I am duly on one.

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Thursdays are important for a myriad of reasons
but one in specific, it’s capacity of evening.

Yes-yes! I love Thursday’s best for it is the perfect time
for me to slip into something nice, put some 80-proof on ice,
grab a pen, and compose a rhyme.

You know how I like to throw it.
I think about you as I whip and compose it.

The jazzy tune in the background really helps to lead the way.
I’m sitting yet yielding my hips to a  rhythmic swerve and sway.
Hey-hey.

It’s what I’m looking forward to.
Good morning sweetheart, I’m thinking about you,

I’m creating a groove.
I’m enjoying the mood.
Tonight is all I want to do.

I’ll get through breakfast with a cup a jo,
with my thoughts on creating, yo.

Oh and you know that I can’t ever get enough
of implying, so in your imagination, I trust.

flirt-winking-black-girl.gifI do, I do.
Perky are my two

lobes. I know…
Don’t let words throw
you off. You’re so boss
in the way that you hold my thoughts.
I translate the vibe into to scripts that will be bought.
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I am invested in you
and the things that you do.

I like watching you. I’m a voyeur of sorts.
I like learning from you; I’m turned on by your smarts.

Oh yes. It’s morning and I’m awake.
Words on un-gird for the elevated take.

Take me. I like it.
That thing you do always spikes it —
so I write it.

Tell me your story; I want to know it.
You know that you affect me because I Griot it.
It’s just the way that I show it.

I know I don’t talk to you like this often. It takes discipline to restrain thyself,
I’m Qui
and being that we’re passed Day 3, I think it’s okay that I’m Feeling Myself.

Let’s start the weekend now. whisky-on-ice

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Tomorrow Feels Like Today

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement on May 16, 2018 at 5:05 am
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The reel view.

It’s going to be a restful day for me, tomorrow.
I’ve got 60% of my homework done; no weekend-sorrow.

Tomorrow feels like it may be a winner.
I know because I call the shots and I’m no beginner.

Today feels a lot like the future; I’m calling the shots right now.
My pen is my mule; a field of creative concepts, is what I plow.

I write. I love to listen and participate in thinking outside of the box.
I’m in school for Digital Cinematography and I’m reminded of how much writers rock!

I’ve just watched an hour-long pre-recorded event and six short-films; I have a couple of analysis’ to produce.
The professor said 200-words for 1 and no less than 500 for the other. Thank God I’ve got the juice!

My grade school teachers used to remark, “If you use all of your words in one day, tomorrow the young misses will have nothing to say.”
Tomorrow Feels Like yesterday. I enjoyed exercising the gift-of-gab and still, I’ve much more to say.

Tis’ the proof of such skill in the griot-wield that spills out and over onto you.
Though only after I’ve contributed to my personal journal; logged volumes of truths.

I’m doing all of this, for tomorrow – mainly because I am truly enjoying today.
I’m Qui
Free about the gift-of-gab in me. Thank ye, for stopping by to read my say.

All the world’s a stage…
Enjoy your cues today.

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Wind in these sails

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 7, 2017 at 5:46 am

wind-in-sailboatSo I’ve gone back to school and taken on quite the load.
I’m comparing each new lobe-wrinkle obtained to a brick of gold.

Learning is the route to the fountain of youth.
It feels good to learn new topics and their truths.

I’m submerging myself into the full learning process.
A little less contemplating & debating a whole lot more: YES.

I’m stepping out of my comfort zones, slowly but surely.
I’m trusting my instincts, shaping and branding my property.

You’d think I’d know these things by now.
I’d like to think ‘when it comes to media producing – I’m the cat’s meow!

But I don’t.
I move at will, and if I don’t get “the feel” – – I won’t.

The feel,” that I speak of is that feeling in my gut.
The feeling is strong; it doesn’t lead me wrong –
and while it is important, there’s a science to WHAT’S UP.

In this core course I am learning the science of creative presentation.
I am gathering new tools to further use in my future conveyance.

You and I are going to have so much fun playing! Tomorrow is looking good.
I’m studying Digital Cinematography. I want to shoot your hood.

Actually, I’m more of a writer, director and producer,
though when it comes to unlocking brain capacity – I’m a juicer!

How could more knowledge hurt?
I’m attracted to learning – with a full class load, I flirt.

And even though I’m out here having fun and mingling along the way,
please don’t think that I don’t think about you everyday.

Often times I clear the passengers seat, before my days charted run
just in case you want to tag along and ride a la shotgun.

Yeah, that would be fun. In the meantime I’m on my school grind,
but the week would be weak if I didn’t drop a few griot lines:

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The Wordcloud Art is in the shape of an upwards arrow and encompasses this text:

Qui is Who, I love you, be encouraged & be strong, see things as different & not-wrong, open your mind & heart, each new day is a new start, follow your heart & manifest your dreams, sew a great story – hem up your seams, eat your vegetables & exercise your body, you are a hit – I love your spirit – you’re a hottie!

Yes, I’ve missed you. I truly have.
Let the wind blow through your hair, be sure to stop and laugh.

Hug someone today regardless of who needs it more.
You or them? Good karma is a good reason to score.

Good morning sweetheart, I pray the day does treat you swell.
I’m Qui
That “up early on her studies she,” — I’ve got new Wind in these sails.

Word of The Day

In Book, Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement on September 15, 2017 at 4:45 am

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Good morning “ami!” How in the world have you been?
Our 1st new word is “ami” and it is French meaning friend.

Dear Ami, I have missed you. Did you acquire much work and play
since we last spoke, 2-days ago on the hump of a mid-week day?

I’ve indulged in much reading, comprehending and analyzing views…
What I have not been doing – in the least, is watching local or satellite news.

I’ve nothing against Chuck Todd or Velshi & Rule
though to inhale that on a daily will make you the fool.

auto-cash-counter-gif.gifI’m not a good fool, so I’ve been reading and investing in self.
I’m a writer. Reading is fundamental and contributes to my colleague’s wealth.

Enough about me, let’s get back to the Word of The Day,
Are you being “perspicuous” when you speak your say?

Perspicuous means (of language) transparent and clear; easy to understand.
This is the charge of every orator, writer and book binder in the land.

Clear and concise is best. It is true.
Therefore “perspicuous” is word #2.

I’m parable-simple, still perspicuous in my writes of convey.
Don’t let the griot hold you up, yo’ – like a good sonnet, digest the say.

the-cat-and-the-hat-michael-meyers.gifI think you can. Dr. Seuss and the longevity of rap have paved the way
for the comprehension of griot; story telling via rhyme did pervade.

Before there were any Dr. Seuss books or one track of Hip Hop/Rap
griot masters were passing down news in rhyme – no shine, just the facts.

Surely you knew that before reading it here today,
Therefore your 3rd new word must be “pervade.”

Pervade means (especially of a smell) spread throughout and perceived in every part of.
The griot format indeed permeated; tho credit-wise it was underrated. Today let it be dug.

Last but not least, I’ve found another interesting word that I’d like to share with you,
I don’t know if you have room in your vocabulary for it, but the word is “moue” (moo).

moue-face-poutingMoue is not new and is seen most on a fixed-minded face;
Moue is the word for that pouting expression used to convey annoyance or distaste.

Word of Advice: Don’t moue.
It doesn’t look cute on you.

My “Word of The Day” title – seems to convey that there would be just 1,
I’m Qui
and I chose 1 + 3 because 4 new words will yield more vocabulary fun.

What on earth will you talk about tonight?
A new word or two will sew you up tight.

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Eh yo! How’s your ENERGETIC FLOW

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Science, Self Improvement, weightloss on September 6, 2017 at 4:30 am

 

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It’s that time again, just before the Arizona sun rises
that I produce for you a topic or two in griot vises.

Let me frame the scenes and set them in place
before laying them out onto this digital space.

I could hammer out a myriad of thoughts and a myriad of views
from all that is good in life to the anxious whoa’s & dangerous lows of world news.

Where shall I start? I’d much prefer to talk about you.
What’s good with you today? Do tell, what you’re up to?

What’s on your agenda? How do you chart the day to go?
In all of your doing and career pursuing don’t forget your flow.

As it pertains to your energy. Please acknowledge when you need to pause or rest.
You can not perform at peak when forgoing eat and sleep; this will not yield you your best.

jumping-jacks.gifToday is a good day to hump onto an opportunity that’s been staring you in the eyes,
it’s easy it’s free and it will bode well for thee – get back to EXERCISE!

Eh, yo! How’s your ENERGETIC FLOW?
If you need a tune up – others may already know. 🙂

Did you rise early today? Did you meditate?
Did you stretch and talk to your body in relate?

I did...
and I thought about you, kid.

At present I am up sipping jo and preparing myself to go out.
The sun is on the rise, I’ve got sunny-anticipations in my eyes
I’ve got to explore what this feeling is about.

What about you? If you see me in transit don’t hesitate to lightly nudge me.
I want to bid you Namaste, hear about your day
and of course encourage you to hug me.

I’m blazing and on fire with happiness and hope today,
I’m Qui
ISO the energy: Qi  as well as peeping your flow today.
‘Looking good. Hey-ey.

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Ignore the cute dance.

Always yield your best energy.
There is no substitute synergy.
So put the candy down!
[Talking to self] 

 

I’m PROUD like…

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on February 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm

I’m PROUD like I’m a brand new auntie or something…
Bey said she is prego and since then, I’ve heard nothing —

from the side chicks with short wicks who were looking for a quick fuse
Jay-Z is nourishing a new 2-piece and likely won’t have time for the #GoldDiggerBoo.
Ooo.

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To me, that’s good news! I did not want the power CARTERS to break up.
I mean I loved me some LEMONADE but all I needed was one cup.

I was praying the tangy-ness would wake Mr. Jay-Z up.
A billionaire with a lot of flair; it’s not odd to be temped to cut-up.

beys-bambinos-2017You know American history. I am not here to re-sell it.
I’m that GRIOT SHE: Qui.  I’m just here to tell it.

I’m PROUD for the Carters, like I’m Auntie Qui or something.
This is the kind of PERUSE I like in the NEWS
because lately, there’s been nothing.

#MyNiece in Keller, TX is in love and is getting married in a week.
She’s my only niece on this family wing and she asked me to reception Emcee.
Ooo wee.

I’ve got my work cut out for me, though I’ve been around.
Give me the mic, and I’ll give you what you like —
MizQui is known to hold no bars and straight clown.
Yes honey! (Snap-Snap!) I get’s down. 😀

I’m PROUD because it’s an honor to entertain via personality say
among family, friends and non blood-kins on such a blessed betrothing day.

The count down is on and I have my part to play.
I’m PROUD to be kicking it with you. What are you up to today?

Watching any good television? You have!? You might?
Well don’t forget HBO will be broadcasting BILL MAHER tonight.

john-luther-idris-elba.jpgPlanning to stay in and cop an R&R fix?
I recommend a friend, snacks, liq and Netflix.

I recently watched a show with intellectual twists that delightfully cut through ya,
It stars Idris Elba playing the role of [Gov.] Police Captain John LUTHER.

LUTHER” is the name of the show and it was ruthless to its scripts core.
It had more deaths in its establishing episodes than I remember in FOX’s 24.

Woo! Remember that?
When we first met Jack.
Folks were dropping so fast,
I wondered how the show could last.

Good times.

Today is a fine day to feel PROUD about yourself.
It’s Friday – a likely payday, may you #ComeUP on your wealth.

This day is a full one for me as I’m hammering this piece out #OnTheRun,
I’m Qui
I’m PROUD about WE, enjoy yourself today and cop some fun.

Life is short and TIME is refundable to none.

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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Extraordinary Measures

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on July 25, 2014 at 9:55 am

Have you seen the film EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES starring Harris Ford, Brandon Frazier and Kerri Russell? Wow! It’s great. It came out in 2010 and IMDB users give it 6.5 stars out of 10 while Rotten Tomatoes gave it 28%. I will admit it’s about a complicated situation, in search of a cure for POMPE. Pompe is an inherited disorder caused by the buildup of a complex sugar called glycogen in the body’s cells. The accumulation of glycogen in certain organs and tissues, especially muscles, impairs their ability to function normally. But that’s not entirely what the film is about. It’s about challenges, overcoming them, riding out the process and contributing to it’s positive outcome.

That’s life. Sometimes it may require us to go to Extraordinary Measures to reach any kind of a desired outcome. Whenever I think of everyday extraordinary measures, this little guy makes the cut:

Talk about ‘hammering out a situation‘ – Little man did it.
He harassed the mock kidnapper’ – until he quit it!

He’s not a big guy but his actions are to be seen and treasured.
When it comes to safe guarding the home front, little man goes to Extraordinary Measures.
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Kids are always doing the most
so raise your coffee mugs & toast,
for this young man, Daniel Beaty is his name.
He tales a #GRIOT tale; “KNOCK KNOCK” is more than a game:
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Did you cry? I did.
Oh. My weepy eye-lids…
His heart did long
for his father – who was gone.

Gone where? He told us not.
I think he was under key and lock.
I think his dad got caught up in the hell
that is a black men imprisoned and sitting in jail.

But Daniel did not say, he simply represents
The KNOCK-KNOCK game kids — it all makes sense.

He went to Extraordinary Measures
to produce this griot treasure.

Focus not on what you’ve missed, but rather what you’ve got.
Dad sewed some good seeds in the beginning with KNOCK-KNOCK.

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And so it’s the weekend again and I’m happy about it.
I awoke with surging energy and was compelled to shout it.
Me, give up on the day? Ha-Ha! No. I doubt it.
I’ll go to Extraordinary Measures to get what I won’t. I’m ’bout it.

Knock-Knock! It’s opportunity, and opportunity is good,
I’m Qui
defending the day. Give up easy? Some wish I would. 🙂

Giving up – has never been an option in my hood.
XOXO

November NEW PERUSE

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics on November 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

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Well, you know me – I have quite a bit to say,
and I very much like versing it in a Griot way.

So today we’ll begin where I feel best
and touch on the subject of Alan West.

Happy am I to hear the Floridian people shout:
Hip! Hip! Hooray!!! Alan West is OUT!

He lost the election & he lost all the love
that he believed he had gained via the Tea Party shove.

I am thankful for life and all who are positively living,
but Romney’s gaffes are the gifts that keep on giving.

The election is over, only 14-days ago
and the Republicans are already campaigning for the next ‘fo.

It’s easy to verse on their actions in rhyme:
Republicans seriously need to get-with-the-times.

I don’t make the headlines, I am limited to a report.
And Rubio is taking a stance, in a pitch for the next four.

The fiscal cliff is also looming and it looks scary but
I believe the Pres has said he won’t extend the Bush Tax cuts.

Is it true? It is it true?
Will he do it for the middle classed me and you?

He that maketh the most – should give back more
than you and I and our middle class
(paycheck) score.

If all does not go well and we do fall off of the fiscal cliff,
a great portion of the blame will be on the Republicans lift.

That’s not my opinion. I’m not doing the most.
I got that 411 from old Huffington Post.

This is no blame game situation. We need to arrive at a unity point.
We need both sides to come together and make an economical working joint.

Economics was one of my favorite subjects back in the days of high school,
but the way congress has handled it as of late… is so fiscally uncool.

I pray we can come together, build a united front and be strong.
In the words of the late Rodney King, “Can we all just get along?”

Happy am I still – that Thanksgiving is due this very week,
I won’t be with my Texas fam, but I will enjoy good eats.

I’ll iPhone (FaceTime) with my Momma and my the rest of my family abroad,
I’m Qui
Perusing the News with thee – of which I am thankful to God.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y’all.
Let’s unite fiscally & resist the fall.

Buckle in

In Griot, Networking, News, Qui Audio Byte, Self Improvement on January 9, 2012 at 7:43 am

Alas it’s Monday: Holidays are over & school is back in session again.
I love my teen but miss “free time” for me … school days are my best friend.

Buckle in – it’s a new day and so much to conquer already.
I’m sipping jo while composing griot – My mind is alert and steady.

I’m back on the taxi stroll, I’ve got plenty of driving to do;
In search of a gig for my eldest kid – so we’re job hunting too.

She’s in the medical field, so I hope we’ll be in luck.
Independence is the goal – a bank account on swoll;
she needs to make her own bucks.
Being 20 and broke kind of sucks. lol!

She’s not the only one seeking a new gig – I’m looking to take on more clients.
The film industry skill is my element [for reel] … I stay current and compliant.

If you stay ready – you ain’t got to get ready” <— For this is my true motto.
So Buckle in for this Monday’s spin, a charted WIN is Good-To-Go.

Go for what you want. You’re the driver – so duly Buckle in,
I’m Qui

That shotgun she – riding with you & encouraging a WIN.

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