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Get out of the woods

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 30, 2017 at 7:40 am

the-woodsOne day when I was in 7th grade –
Going to Forest Oak Middle – where adolescents behave,

I was a walker to school and I’d arisen a little late.
Needed to arrive at school on time to keep admin trouble off my plate.

I distinctly remember cutting across a large field
That nearly confirmed Jason and Freddy Krueger were real.

It’s was a very risky feel but had I been late in time
A letter was coming home and Moms would be in my behind.

So I forged ahead in my girl shoes named CANDIE,
With blades of grass between my toes I arrived quick and felt dandy.

candies-shoes

I don’t think they’re #AllTerrain shoes… but they brought me through.

And there across the forested brush was my middle school.
I saw the social clicks: the populars, the jocks and the fools.

Just slightly forward of all of the clicks – towards the curb,
I saw my beloved crew, a pack of Honor Nerds.

And in that pack true concern was active,
I was spotted crowning the forest by Katrinna Mathis!

This was my best girlfriend from the Forest Hill hood,
She yelled out: “Oh God Qui – Get out of the woods!”

GET OUT OF THE WOODS? I suppose it’s the right call.
However I made it to school in record time with no stall.

My feet were a mess – I was delivered by “the walk.”
When traipsing through the woods – I’m focused; rarely balk.

Sometimes life is hairy and sometimes you’re the captain.
I challenge you to rise to the occasion – and forfeit saving cute fashions.

Forego the extras, the boo-boo, the ungroomed -ish…
And find your way through it all. I believe YOU’VE GOT THIS.

I had THAT – the day KAT saw me coming out of he woods.
Though being cared for, if I wasn’t prepared for — my best friends acknowledgment was good!

She didn’t want me out there! She didn’t want me lost.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you on your journey. Be the captain. Walk #TheWalk.

Pray for and Exercise

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Chasing MADISON

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Sports on February 27, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Meet MADISON CHASE.
There’s hardly a prettier face,
with tighter ab work space

in the female [make-up] DNA trace,
than the exhibition of “wash board abs” on Madison Chase.
Hey-eey!

Madison is a childhood friend of mine, in fact, she’s Katrinna Mathis‘ little sister. If you knew Kat then you’d have immediately recognized that Madisons svelte features scream ☛☛MATHIS Manufactured. From what I’ve heard, Michael Mathis (their dad) is one tall, handsome glass of good mocha DNA; however from what I have seen, it is their mother Sonja who holds all the cards of beauty in her reflection and is in youthful mint condition. Ooo La La. At first glance, one may think: the family surely owns a hyperbaric chamber, but the truth is — they do not own a hyperbaric chamber ☛☛ they do have MADISON and the benefits are priceless.

Madison Chase Fitness Boot Camp

I hadn’t seen Madison since I was in the 8th grade until she popped up on FIT TV along side KENDELL HOGAN. Kendell was the session host, but your eyes can’t help but to drift to the right hand corner of the television screen (known as the sweetheart spot) where Madison is hard at work on her supportive calisthenic display of strength. She makes it look easy but the bulging muscles in her calves, thighs, abs, and arms say anything but. She’s the real deal and she’s definitely the ‘calorie burner’ that many of us need to feel. Me first. lol!

Kendell’s boot camp workout plan and motivating vocals inspired me to want to do it,
But looking at Madisons physique accomplishments – encouraged me to get through it.

Her discipline is unmatched and her dimpled smile is encouraging along the way.
She’s the perfect work out gal at the ‘start of’ and ‘end of’ your selfless day.

If we work hard for others, shouldn’t we work even harder for ourselves?
If you’re working on a fitness goal, you deserve to have Madison on your shelf.

Mix up your routines with this sister of lean
DVD’s are coming soon via her website scene.

If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to grab fitness and get serious with it,
Madison says you’re just her DVD type in: “GIVE ME 15 MINUTES”.

I don’t do new years resolutions – I do my best keeping Hersheys chocolate at bay,
I’m Qui
Ready to step my game up and GET FIT with MADISON CHASE.

Check her out. Its to your benefit: www.MadisonChaseFitness.com I’m CHASING her down as we speak. 🙂 …I so need to get into my fat burning zone. lol!

TBFF RED CARPET Time

In Griot, Movies, Networking, News on February 23, 2011 at 1:46 pm

TBFF Red Carpet & Qui Films

This time last year I was a “first time spectator” at the 4th Annual TBFF. While I cruised the streets networking “what I want business to be” — I heard a commercial on K104 about the festivals being in progress at STUDIO MOVIE GRILL in Dallas. I called Katrinna Mathis (my best girlfriend since 8th grade) to see if she wanted to roll out with me. She was like “bet!” I scooped her up and hit I-30, to 35-N, to Woodall Rodgers, to US-75, exited Royal Lane, bought a couple of $8.00 tickets and IT WAS ON! We were in! Kat and I enjoyed it immensely. In fact, Giancarlo Esposito was the Guest last year and little did I know my mild mannered, shy consumed girlfriend had a CRUSH ON GIANCARLO since the reel of (Spike Lee’s) SCHOOL DAZE. She whispered it to me while in theater watching festival films, so…naturally after the event came to an end, I bought one of Giancarlos independent films and got in line behind other spectators to see the filmmaker, shake his hand, ask him to sign my copy of his film and to RAT OUT my girlfriend. lol!

As I approached the front of the line and Mr. Esposito — I initiated with “compliments to the artist” and of course I gave him my famous ‘back popping hug’, then I immediately went into, “This is Katrinna – my best girlfriend since 8th Grade, and she just told me that she has a crush on you and has had one, every since you let Tisha Campbell lick your scalp in SCHOOL DAZE (Julian – Dean Big Brother Almighty)”. His eyes widened with surprise, he laughed and said, “Oh really – so I should be hugging her!“, then he squeezed the mousy happiness out of her. It was the highlight of her month. I know it was. Awesome time. He encouraged me to enter into the festival next year and followed up with, “If you need any help or someone to look over your film – at anytime – Email me.” Great! We exchanged emails and phone numbers and I’ve been on fire every since.

I immediately came home and wrote a column entitled, “The Reel TBFF“, where I chronicled this statement:

The Texas Black Film Festival has only celebrated it’s 4th Annual this year and to be REEL honest with you — I can’t wait until next year. In fact, I’m working on submitting an exhibition or two of my own. Why not? I’m black, I live in Texas, I’m festive and I’m an aspiring filmmaker. The conditions are perfect for me to utilize my Panasonic HVX200A digital film camera, my Final Cut Pro software and my formal writing and film education.

Upon posting those words I KNEW I had to follow through.

February 7th, I received an email from the TBFF that my short film “THE CAUCUS” has been selected for screening on opening night of the TEXAS BLACK FILM FESTIVAL [Wednesday 2/23] following the RED CARPET EVENT @ 7pm. Giddy and goofy about the news I hit up Katrinna and you’d have thought she had won an Oscar — she was so excited and ‘ret to go. In fact, she asked if she could ride with me again – Of course I said yes! Kat hit me up last Tuesday to make sure we were still on & to invite me to her b’day party at The Cheesecake Factory in Arlington @ 7pm on (2/19) Friday night. While I was in route to the Parks Mall, (where the cheesecake factory is), Kat texted me and said, she’d rescheduled her b’day celebration for Sunday. –No problem. We were still on schedule for the TBFF Wednesday too.

Kat died in her sleep Saturday morning at about 6 am, the day after her birthday (2/20) — Lupus complications. So you see, today is an emotional high for me, and I remain optimistic in my purpose moving forward. Though I really hoped she and I would have made the TBFF an Annual girlfriend thing…and in someway, I guess we still will…

So here’s the part of the story where I tell you that I’m excited!
I didn’t knock the FILM FESTIVAL HUSTLE – & am glad I tried it.

I’ve read — quite a few indie filmmakers with blogs, (paralleling myself)
tout about not being able to conquer ‘the film festival’ tale.

I respectfully understand
that festival panels have a heavy task on their hands:
picking which films they will show to their captive FF fans.

Many films are submitted but only a few will be chose…
It’s a process — like Life…and so it all goes
that you have to step up to the plate many times in professional fun
to position yourself to hit a HOME RUN.

Right?
and when you do swing — hit it out of sight!
a-ight?

Well it’s HUMP DAY and Red Carpet Time is here,
I’m Qui
a “Loving the journey” She – saying “Go for your dreams w/o fear!”
A WIN ☛in Your bin☚ is seriously near.
I’m REEL’y in your corner…may we always keep it REEL.