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Hump This…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on May 3, 2017 at 8:31 am

april2017-blonde-quiThis morning I woke up and I was happy about that.
I have a meeting at 10 that will equal a win and I am happy about that.

Lunch time will find me with a latte in hand, sitting on the patio where I now stand,
Mingling in good company with folks that I love; thanking my stars and my God up above.

I’m Humpin HAPPY over here – I’m so glad to be in good health.
I’llness sought me out, but my vitamin regimen helped keep me stealth.

I could use more physical activity in my life but there just aren’t enough hours in a day.
I walk about 30-minutes daily  then add on 30-minutes of elliptical play.

Hip! Hip! Hooray! I’m open to dancing and considering indoor hiking.
My mind is open and my body is hoping the opportunity will yield to its liking.

You see, I’m not an athlete, I’m a writer, a chic with a camera and tripod.
My nails may not be acrylic’d out nor is the gym etched in my bod. lol!

I’m a pretty active chic – I’m always on the go and hauling equipment with.
I usually show up to film the show, hi-5 the talent and throw in a few cool quips.

I’m the chic enjoying her day for everything that it is and everything that it is not.
I’m Qui
Staying inside for most of the day, because ol’ Phoenix is pretty hot.

Regardless of the outside temps- I’m Humpin HAPPY over here!
I bid you good energy that you’ll need for that #WIN that’s near.

#LIVING

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on March 20, 2017 at 4:47 am

march2017-maroon-quiMmmm. Good Morning Monday! How are you doing today?
Sure I’ve got a bit of work, but we’ll find time to play.

The weekend was long, it made me strong; I covered quite a few miles.
Today comes with ease and a warm breeze. Today I’ll focus on “the smile.”

Come sit with me a while.  I am taking it easy indeed.
I’ve got family, love and favor from the Man above… it feels good to be Qui.

Ooo wee, and then there’s “thee.” I did miss you so.
Tell me whatcha been up to, the destinations of your to and fro.

How’s life treating you today and what have you got planned for tomorrow?
I’m brimming with sunshine, and drunk off life, like it’s wine –
If need be, I’ve got energy you can borrow.

Hey-ey! Good Morning Monday. I had missed you baby,
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out here in these Phoenix streets. Holla’ back at your Griot lady.

Spring is in the air and I like it a lot.
While the East Coast gets the most snow
Phoenix keeps it hot.

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Sex Appeal is real

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on February 1, 2017 at 6:27 am

Confession is Qui

I saw a 2017 Tesla flipping suicide doors…
I stood at attention; I want to know more.

I’m turned on by gadgets and learning things that I do not know.
Thus I admit I’m turned on by Tesla’s entrance and exit m.o.

Sex Appeal is real, yo! It can be quite consuming.
I always get a nipple perk when Spring is close and flowers are blooming.

Spring is closer today than it was in December
and the botany blooms at Costco are prettier than I remember.

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More exotic for sure.
Spring may be a cure.

Surely she’ll bring something fresh.
Anything less ORANGE toned… would be best.

I confess I’m an easy turn on – it doesn’t take much.
I’m into love, hugs, encouragement and human touch.

Sex Appeal is real and is rarely out too far.
One way to start the party up, unveil some new art.

I approach each hump like I’m smart, I analyze and then I play,
I’m Qui
Turned on with ease as Sex Appeal is real on this HumpDay.

I’m yielding and I’m receiving.
Vibes of appeal trump seething.

Attracted to the good of…


Christmas Countdown

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on December 23, 2016 at 5:54 am

rudolf-elf-christmasGood Lord it’s Friday already and my week has been super sweet
I’ve shopped with the masses and sipped latte molasses –
no doubt picking up calories.

There’s love in every breeze, I can feel it and with specific reason.
Phoenix lacks cold weather and snow but are clear on the WHYS of the season.

The weather has been mild, I feel like I’m on an island
but I’m here in the US in the good ol’ Southwest
and the weather’s so pleasant – we’re wielding!

No boots, no hats, no gloves nor a winter chill to speak of
just a lot of sunshine and gift buyers on-their-grind
who are quick to yield chivalrous love.

I’m done with my shopping — like I’ve said before, and I’m nearly done with my gift wrapping.
I’ve got a cute red bag to hide my gift stash and stocking stuffers? I’m deep and tall stacking.

Christmas Day is Sunday — Yes! And in just a couple of days and I can truly say
that I can’t think of a better way that I’d like to celebrate a beloved Sabbath day.

In the event that I don’t see you on Sunday DO please hear this:
I love you, wanna’ hug you, consider this season to be a “W,”
God is good and
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I like the feeling…

In Communication, Griot, Sports, weightloss on November 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm

happy-thanksgiving-2016[NFL dibs]: The WIN goes to the COWBOYS again. #TheyDidIt.
Moms visited, dinner was gifted; tabled contents — we did #RidIt.

Are you still feeling thankful? I am. May the feeling remain.
There was a lot of food, I long chewed – therefore I carry no shame.

Are you still feeling thankful? Did you pack left overs for lunch?
I think the left overs we’ve taken up will go-on-to feed us a bunch.

We had sweet potato pie from Texas to go with the crumb apple and the pecan.dedric-overstuffed
Mom made the sweet potato pie and Cracker Barrel produced the last two pawns.

We ate most of dinners sum and then I worked out like I was in training.
The weather was perfect, good love was erect and the clouds pulled no raining.

Weight? I’m not into gaining, we had a party, a real rumba!
Friday morning will find me back on my grind: jam blocking ZUMBA.

Back on my grind making good memories and hosting good fam.
Back to not watching any type of news or giving a rats sham.

I am both grateful and thankful alike
that I have this artsy outlet of WRITE.

I am both happy and thankful indeed
that life is a gift and love is a seed.

At 6:40pm I have dipped off from the fam for a little literary fun
because I’m happy, I’m full and my COWBOYS WON!!

Congratulations COWBOYS! You are certainly looking better,
I’m Qui
that THANKFUL SHE for life, you and that 10-1 record!

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We’re ALL In This Together

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on November 2, 2016 at 6:08 am

we-are-in-this-togetherA new month in a year we met only 11 months ago –
Seems like a lifetime with all of the kicking to and fro.

Politics is the debuting show and it has been known to mood damper.
My neighbors of intellect and fundamental vex are no happy grounded campers.

I had two incidents happen this weekend that truly made me pause –
While shopping at Walmart & Costco I came close to being  a victim to assault.

Both were white females and my only render was a salutation word.
Each snarled before they spoke; their conversation exhibited their last nerve.

A quick and frazzled pitch was emitted from each of them on word one.
I, with a different friend in tow at each store – witnessed their undone.

It’s voting time in Arizona and you know that I’ve already done my part.
Folks aren’t asking but speculating, case basket’ing and falling apart.

I’ve seen this happen before, twice in fact…
But it really doesn’t have to be or feel like that.

Whatever happens post this election, God help us all, we have to deal.
But to lose control of emotions and your soul over politics –yields no appeal.

I still love you, I’m still buying your coffee at a Starbucks.
Don’t let the game drive you insane – resist going nuts.

PRAYthat’s what they say and I personally know that it works!
Politics schmolitics we need no divisive girth.

This is the month of THANKS and at the end of the day I am thankful for YOU.
I’m Qui
Up early with thee to hump day 3 which is squarely after 2. 🤗

Inhale, exhale. Execute Self Improvement and get out of the woods.
Life is a game that must be played, pray up and focus on THE GOOD.

I’m gonna start with:
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Another Halloween is Upon Us

In Networking, Politics, Self Improvement on October 31, 2016 at 9:33 am

halloweenGather ’round sweet children, I have a tale
about a world in a hand basket going to hell…

Okay – I’m kidding, that’s not our story at all,
lest we choose the wrong President and our progress falls.

But that won’t be our tale , we’re a nation of progressive minds and good intel.
Today’s Halloween events should be sweet and not reminiscent of hell.

No scary clown costumes! Distributors pulled them from their shelves.
Because scary clown gear is basically Trump wear and is scaring folks to hell. 😀

There I go again, bringing up old Republican fables
though it seems the Dems “party-hardy” has had a switch in tables.

In my best SNL-mock Bernie Sanders voice, What’s with the damn emails?
The FBI are back on “the analyze” – and Mrs. Clinton is the targets impale.

batman__batgirlSounds like “more hell,” but we won’t accept it; for today we will just #LOVE.
I’m really trying to change the astigmatism with Another Halloween Upon Us.

Me? I’m going to costume as BAT GIRL, I’m a ‘ride or die chic’ and a fan
of the LUKE CAGE’ish fella who calls me his bella – he’ll be costumed as BATMAN.

I call him LUKE CAGE’ish because he’s black, though he’s working out to obtain “that physique.” 😀
Again, I’m the ‘ride or die chic’ riding sidecar, looking cute and passing out treats.
I’m looking to make the eve really #Sweet.

As soon as I pull my costume together, I’ll add a pic or two for your review,
I’m Qui
On the Move this Monday Morning with no slow mo’ or yawning, we’ve got FUN to get to!
Let’s DO!
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Another Halloween is Upon Us.
BoO!

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I saw not 1 kid… WT?

The hours passed and the moon was not hid,
I, in costume with candy saw not one kid.

I cued up the haunted house tunes but never pressed play
Because the condo I moved into have fewer kids in their sway.

There are consequences to living in nice quiet spaces
My consequence is very few cute  little faces.

Oh well, for a spell I was in my adolescent mind
and purchased 400 pieces of candy – a Costco find.

Yay! They’re all mine…
What about my workout? Maintaining FINE?

Did you make it out, did you find your booty in the streets?
If somehow you fell short and are in the Phoenix port  – break and come see me!

Water Cooler Chat

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on October 24, 2016 at 4:35 am


Water Cooler ChatWater Cooler Chat…

it’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

It’s good, it’s relevant and all of it isn’t about “the news,”
It isn’t post November 8th yet —  and this is not a NEWS PERUSE. 🙂

Good morning baby. I stay up, awake and aware
so let’s talk about Love and War – where all is fair.

LIFE. That’s a good place to start.
What’s been going on with the GOOD of your heart?

Have you been good to yourself? Here lies the true measure of a self lover:
we know we have to be good to us FIRST before we can be of any use to others.

But you knew that. Right? Because we hang out all of the time.
Are you still on your AFFIRMATIONS, starting your day with a shine

of encouragement and meditation? It’s our support as the day grinds on.
Life ain’t no crystal stair, still we hold our own.

LOVE.
I love being grown. Love is what I’m into.
I confess I love me some me and I love me some YOU.
Ooo!

What on earth are we going to do if everyone starts feeling like me?
‘Mess around and Earth will become a place of tolerance and unity.

Ooo Wee. Kiss me. Let me infect your mood.
Then you pay-it-forward and kiss that dude in brood.

Not “physically kiss” him – but by all means do something nice.
Life can be a boring Mrs. if we don’t yield the proper spice.

Yeah. I’m a pay-it-forward lady, I go to Starbucks just to see how much it will cost me
to stand in line behind ahead of a party of 9 and pick up the tab for their coffee.

It is  a little scary but so far I’ve been blessed.
No one has overly taken advantage of the “pay-it-forward” test.

People are kind and for the most part we mean well,
but when we’re PO’d — all of that “wellness”  goes to hell.

WAR. It ain’t pretty.
And the once smooth pavement is now tarnished and gritty.

Disagreements… they happen and they are natural, in fact.
Though it’s how you handle them that will separate you from the pack

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Disagreements can cause the bear to come out in even the cutest cub
and make it difficult for you to remember ‘to love’ or render a necessary hug.

I get it. I hate disagreements but them I’m not always coy
when it comes to voicing my opinion or making a point.
Oy!

Anywho relationships are at stake
when we handle WAR the wrong way.

Being on ‘the outs’ only means that somewhere there is an ‘IN,’
so when you’re on ‘the out’s’ – stop and look for the new begin.

Don’t spend any unnecessary time arguing with the people that you love.
Life is unpredictable and fragile — ALWAYS opt for the hug.

Give no time at all to arguing with folks you don’t know,
that’s when your weakness and powerlessness shows.

If you’re in control then don’t throw bows but DO always walk away.
If you are out of control – walk away quickly with a runners sway. 😉

WAR is rarely an option. Life is about prevailing with cooler heads.
You’re neighbor is more than that, but your beloved who shares your bed.

We breathe the same air and drink the same water as well.
If you harm your neighbor — all will go to hell.

Whether he be next door or half way around the world…
Suck up and the be the bigger person – forfeit being “the little girl.”

Make PEACE 
and let beauty from chaos be released.

Ooo wee, I’m hardly thirsty -I just hang out at this Cooler to Chat,
I’m Qui
Made of 71% Water, I’m the griots daughter – pulling from a well not a vat.

#SipThat

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Water is key.

Sipping…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on August 22, 2016 at 12:28 am

sipping-lemons-wisdom
Life is full of apples, pears, bananas and lemon trees
butterflies, knats, flies, mosquitos and bees.

All belong to nature and work well together
most strive in spring and summer, vacating during winter weather.

Ah. You’ve gotta love the variety of nature for it shapes the spices of life.
Like your bouquet of family and friends – some bear love and some yield strife.

You embrace the status quo, because it is the constant that is always given
and that’s cool, if you do – but don’t let it alter your productive livin.’

Thank God for the honey, then cut and slice those lemons
and put them in a cup of hot water and receive your healin.’

Sip those darn lemons slow and let them benefit you.
Then make a nice bowl of sliced and cut-up mixed fruit.

It really is ALL GOOD – if you know what to do with each one.
Some you’ll keep for love and some you’ll lose after the fun.

Life is quite lovely and flavorful because of its many fruits.
Trees will come and go though you’re DNA code remains your roots.

If you find a familial tree whose fruit suits not your taste,
It’s not your tree, so let it be and carry on with grace.

Embrace what you learn and don’t forget to always open up to love;
Observe the green of your produce; vibrate higher – expand towards the sun.

You can infuse any fruit with water, be it the meat sweet or sour.
I take the fruits that life gives me and juice them with prayer power.

Mmmmm. Good stuff.

I love to sip those lemons and sauce-the-apples when I can,
I’m Qui
Quite fond of the various fruits of the land.
The good and the bad go hand-in-hand.

#SipWisdom

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Summers Singe brings in…

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on June 24, 2016 at 5:03 am

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Just call me Sizzlina because I’m in Phoenix and temps are on the rise.
Last Summer was a hot fool, this Summer I have a pool and a swimsuit of a smaller size.

However small my frame the size of my residence grew.
I am a mother of daughters – I birthed 3, alive are 2.

Both are grown and have progressed on – now ages: 25 and 18.
The youngest moved into college last year and I reclaimed my scene.

Diddle Dee – Diddle Dough
It’s just me and my high school beau.

Avos-LR-June2016I literally reclaimed my life, boxed up the old and got a new crib.
I also lost 40 pounds to increase the quality of “my live,” 😀

It was Fall of 2015, all was well and I knew that Summer would come soon.
My two-story home had lots of space to roam and 2 available guest rooms

then in came the BoOM! and life said, “BAM!”
there are 4 folk residing in the house now.

Laugh out loud, cackle —  do whatever you do to cope.
I’m not going to lie, I love it – their company is dope.

I’m literally addicted to the energy that I default bid,
for back in the home are my 18-year old my 25-year old’s kid.

Those 2 guest rooms are unavailable now though my life is filled with hugs.
I’ve heard folks regret their kids coming home, but me… I think I’m in love.

Quo-Pey-RenFest2016The 18-year old’s never a bore, a Cancer at her core, whose appearance stays on shine.
She’s the most awesome social butterfly; the chique , an aristocratic-kind.

My 25-year old is a loner, a woman of her own and is off conquering the world.
I’m the supportive key who said, “Yippee!!!” When she asked me to keep the baby girl.

That was last Winter — we’re in the early throws of “Summers Singe,” now.
I don’t mind the temps rise in my new size and my family girth is this cat’s meow.
Ow! BoOM, BAM and PoW! 😀

So help me God, I’m having a blast.
The toddler has me in the pool thus I’m up off my ass.

I cried when the 18-year old initially left for college – now I’m glad that she’s back.
She always has a story to tell and her ‘fashion game’ has no seam for lack.
You gotta love that!

I’m  “style biting,” looking at her life and griot writing.
I’d be lying if I told you, I was in a pickle — this life is exciting.

I’m up at 4:36 am in the morning hammering out this relative sum
because I know when the 3-year old wakes up at 7, so does the households FUN.

Mmhm and yum-yum! The Summers 120 degree Singe has brought some fire into my life,
I’m Qui
and it feels quite breezy to me. I imagine NOT being in this position would be comparable to ice.

I love this season!

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Love yours.