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Dear Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Sports on November 28, 2016 at 4:42 am

I’d like to tell you a few things about me:
I like mystery, mystique and suspense — these are¬†key.

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Black Friday required NO MELANIN darkening to #ComeUp on a good buy. ūüėÄ

I like the chase and the conquer then back to the chase.
I like it straight in my face, to the head – no chafe.

Life is stronger than any fermentation you could ever sip
Good Morning Dear Monday – let the goodness of your hours rip.

I don’t mind if it beats to the tune of my favorite Blues melody,
as long as the sharp spikes of lyrics on a linear are steamy and chique.

Unpredictable like me — unrelenting as a sapeosexual-she, Dear Monday,
take any existing mundane and toss it in as fuel for a more productive fun day.

After all, it’s CYBER MONDAY¬†already, because we obviously didn’t get out all of our pay
when we set out to spend or to pretend on the weekend of Black Friday.

Yay! You can still catch that sell and give your bank balance hell, if that is your intent.
But me? I’ve done my part. I went out on Saturday and my $240 was spent. ūüėÄ

You’d be pleased to know that within that price – and I boast
are workout gear to carry me through the new year and 2 DALLAS COWBOYS coats.

Yes thermal-lined COATS! Not jackets! Black Friday was certainly a sport.
AZ is hot so I’ll wear these when next I visit cold heart-thumbnailNew York.

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Coats + electric fireplace = a Happy Qui!!  Coat Model = CupcakeChique

I’ll wear my coats when next I visit heart-thumbnailDallas.
At which time I’ll drop back in on “Jerry’s palace.”

Have you been to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX? It’s beautiful, good Lord.
Any game this season is a good visiting reason – Dak and DEM BOYS are Going HARD!

Dear Monday, I’m really on fire because, (well I’ll say it again)
on Thanksgiving, the Redskins were giving and THE COWBOYS took another WIN!!

I missed you this weekend — I cozied up by the fireplace
that is on my wall, an electronic install, perfect for a condo space.

Not to mention that my electronic fireplace yields me an option to see fire with no heat.
This little product is a direct come up from good ol’ Black Friday 2013.

My #ScriptWriting game has been crazy. I’m a major drama inventor.
I’m binding concepts of situations – yet, to¬†soon¬†share with my reel mentor.

Do you ever do that? Hoard eggs that could possibly embolden?
Well I’m over here “egg-laying,” fam – and I think quite a few are golden.

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fun!
I smell a journey of adventurous sums.

What have you got up today?
If you see me on the to and fro – tilt me ‘a nod’ or a “Hey-ey!

I’ll speak back if I don’t speak to you first.
You should respond to let me know that I my shout-out was heard.

You wouldn’t believe how many people do not speak back.

Nonsense. Bump that. I’m smiling at you at the next stop light.
I’m Qui
Dear Monday, I’m digging you baby; I’m juicing with writes…

and I love it. Muah!
Qui Kisses

Schmoozing with Fab5

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, TV Shows on November 28, 2014 at 7:20 am
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Fred “Fab5Freddy” Brathwaite – Vegas 2014

A trip to New York is not ever complete without a trip to visit my awesome mentor and dear friend Fred “Fab5Freddy” Brathwaite, so that’s exactly what I did.

Fab is a very busy man, so let me express as much as possible how honored I was to get “any of his time” let alone time at the breakfast and dinner table with him. For breakfast we dined on a read by Talib Kweli with a side of bacon, pancakes and a fantastic cup of jo, (that he prepared for us). Good stuff. The literal cuisine¬†was captivating and rivet-connecting. The article was titled, “Nigga? Please.” It was quite sufficient.

An evening meal of Ecuadorian rice¬†caught us discussing Steve Stout‘s: The Tanning Of America. My mentor is a museum of knowledge and always has an interesting piece on hand. No boring conversation there. Knowledge rules the world, and I prefer to be a part of the ruling force, so I jotted down a reminder to get ahold of TTOA¬†– all four hours of it.

Yes, I made tons¬†of notes during our time together, but getting more familiar with The Tanning of America was at the top of my list. It was broadcast live in February of this year, and I don’t know how, but somehow I must have missed it. Thanks to VH1, I’m all caught up and am able to lay it out today, for your review.

Why would you want to review the broadcast too? Well, for one, this is the perfect time to watch it. It won’t clear up anything that’s going on in the world today as it pertains to race relations, Mike Brown or Travon Martin. No. But what it will do is hip you, educate you to the culture of your other neighbor. If nothing else, it opens up an interesting discussion. America needs so many more discussions.

Let’s see what all of the melanin is about in The Tanning of America:

Fab 5 Freddy sits on the panel with an awesome lineup of #GoodHeads hosted by Gail King: Steve Stout, Nas, Al Sharpton, Billy Corben and Daymond John

The full broadcast ran 4-days, for one hour each day. Click HERE to taste the knowledge.

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Unity is in the Music.
If it’ll work, then sure! Let’s use it.

There’s more connecting¬†us, than what keeps us apart.
The Tanning of America’s discussion is timely and smart.

Schmoozing with Fab5Freddy always leaves my lobes on wrinkle,
I’m Qui
And if knowledge was bladder heavy —¬†every 5 minutes I’d have to tinkle.

Jam a Fab Freddy throwback!
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In the Mercedes with Fab

In Communication, Griot, Music on December 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Wood grain, black leather, and chrome — is standard inside of his mercedes ride. However it is the music and conversation that brands the moment:

Riding shot gun with Fab 5 Freddy down 5th Avenue and across town…
Reminds me that this brother gets around more than “BROWN“.

He plays the dopest joints and his conversation is always tight.
I’m usually keeping my composure while thinking, “this is the life”!

His a.m. route sounds like jazz and his evening route sounds like a party.
All that is missing is a venue, a top shelf bar and few pining shorties.
The ladies do love FabOooo Lordy.

Me too.
Not many can pull off all that he’s known to do.

Joint Preview:

GOOD VIBES in THE RIDE:

December 2011

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So I’m thinking about my mentor in black;
Mercedes on stroll – jamming DaBrat.

Music marks the moment. Music always sets the tone.
And it’s always first class when you’re in the legends zone.

Yes! It’s grown music – yield yourself to it, kick back and relax your wig.
Because he’s branding the grown and sexy, I will duly jam it big! lol!

Take a swig of his vibe and jam the line up in stride,
I’m Qui
Reflecting on the ambiance that was thick in his mercedes ride.
Fly.

Who are you riding with?

Jam the complete G-Shock Mix [44:44mins] by clicking here: F5F Joints