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UP For IT

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Self Improvement, Video on April 11, 2016 at 6:02 am

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Good morning Monday. Did you sleep well?
Last week when we met you were crunk as hell.

Volume up for a spell, but then you calmed down.
Tuesday through Sunday came in and wore the crown.

Some days were smoother than others that did spike
to a high degree in topics de life… some of which, I didn’t like.

But hey! I’m alright and Monday you are back again.
I’m smiling at you, folks hate on you – but you’ve always been my friend.

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I like new things, new people and new begins.
I’m focused on opportunity and going for the #Win!

The script on my desk says, and I quote: “RIGHT ON!”
The creator has fresh juice – so we will WRITE ON!

I live outside of the box and I’m certainly UP For IT.
If there’s a clear shot that fits the skills we’ve got – lets GO FOR IT.

Rain? DO Pour down from the skies in sheets to our creative panes.
Rain down heavy, like we’ve broke a levy. Let Monday yield creative reign.

Are you awake. Are you ready? Up to bat is the next home run hitter.
The pitcher has a twisted curve – but no skin off of your back, GO GETTER!

You’re UP For IT and it’s yours! Never mind the pitchers skill.
I’m Qui
on the same team as thee and todays GOOD is yours — for real.
Or in my line of work: “for reel.” 😀

Me and My Baby

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm

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We’re half way into month 1 in 2016.
It’s me and my baby and all that I mean.

#OPPORTUNITY

35 pounds down – in search of more lean,
lady Oprah and orthers are back on the team.

We’re getting back to a fit scene.
No rhetoric about a dress size or jeans

but more about remolding genes and making them strong.
They said “my family history” called the shots– I proved them wrong.

I couldn’t get down with the “you can’t help it” song.
May we all be fit, live healthy, strong and get along.

#OPPORTUNITY

Me and my baby – my baby is tgis year.
I’ll be damned if i accept any more jeers.

Since I am in no ways “damned” but a “ma’am” – I shall be obliged.
2016 is a brand new horse. Join me, por favor and ride.

Me an my baby, theres so much herein to explore and enjoy…
Great adventures for a girl; Fantastic adventures for a boy.

Use the hump of this midweek day to propel YOU.
I’m Qui
saying “Oui, Oui,” – I think this year is YOUR BABY too.

Ooo! Enjoy her cuddle and coo
whilst you “come up on” the 1 and 2.
#OPPORTUNITY

Today feels like…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on July 24, 2015 at 8:21 am

excited little black girlToday feels like an awesome day!
I’ve got the sun in my eyes, my hair and my face

I live in my own place.
Love is solid; cellophane is the division of race.

Today rises above.
I’m hopeful today will be filled with more love.

I think that life is super grand,
today I will light a candle for Sandra Bland.

Today feels like it’s going to be a winner.
I just woke up, sure, but I’m no beginner.

First I kneeled to pray – ‘don’t want to be a sinner.
Now I’m kicking it with you and cheesing like Bender.

Not just because today is one of the most awesome days of the week,excited-baby-yellow-dress
but because I am alive and I have the opportunity to hem and/or tweak

anything about me and my life that is remotely out of line.
Life allows me to appreciate you more and to perfect my reel grind.

Today is a good day to do something for yourself and your lover.
Today feels like a great day to go and visit your beloved grandmother.

President Obama is executing this very idea today.
Moma Sarah is 93 and happy that her grandson is on his way.

Today is a great day to do some work on me.
I’m easily motivated to improve ol’ girl Qui.

If you’re into #SelfImprovement then stand and say, “Oui.”
Today feels like it’s got plans of success for me and thee.

Dear Friday: Unite us and making us a compassionate WE.
Today feels fantastic, like la dee da, la dee dee.

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HAPPY Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Science, Self Improvement on January 26, 2015 at 7:12 am

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Did you wake up this morning? Then don’t tell me you’re not happy.
No time for frowns that aren’t upside down. Do a 180 – make it snappy!

I’ve told you before and I’ll tell you again
life is temporary, so ENJOY it – my friend.

Utilize this fair day to execute a good plan.
Utilize your capacity weight to help another man.

Do it for no reason – Do it to PAY IT FORWARD.
Do it because it makes you feel good; positive pushing onward.

Happy Monday baby! I can’t wish it no other way.
It’s a present, don’t be irreverent – get out there and impact the day!

I woke up at 2:30am – todays schedule requires so much.
I woke up with you on my mind, I couldn’t wait to give you this hug:

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I woke up thinking about opportunity; how to give it and how to take it.
I woke up to meditation — energy is real. I’ve not time to fake it.

I’m Happy on this Monday because I have all of you to connect with and share.
I’m Qui
Happy about a lot of things, but most happy for you – that you even care.

I’m rooting for you!
I’m rooting for us!
#Happy
#BeIt
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Happy Tri5

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 31, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Tri5 - 20155×3 is the number that opens up the scene.
Grateful am I, for the year of 2015.

Happy Tri5 babies! I’m so glad to see you here.
Did you toast, did you dance, did you kiss a little, to bring in the new year?

Did you hug while wearing a silly hat? I did and I’ve still got mine on.
I also toasted the sweetest champagne, because I deserve it and I’m grown.

I left behind all baggage that wasn’t positively mine to carry on.
I was sure to pack encouragement and prayer – the tools that keep me strong.

Happy Tri5 babies! A new year yields new opportunity on board,
lest you be a relics keep and revel in past bad scores.

I don’t know what the news outlets are saying, which, as of late has been all bad.
I’m celebrating for reel, like my boys Key & Peel – cause ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

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Work it out this year!

I’m over here dancing, hugging, laughing and singing.
I’m over here thanking God for the company in which I’m mingling.

I’m thanking God for you and what we have ‘right here.’
I’m Qui
Happy Tri5 baby! Make this year your BEST YEAR!

No procrastinating this time – get your cute rear in gear!
Everything is brand new. YOUR TIME is finally here.

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Monday Love. Come and give me a hug.

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on December 1, 2014 at 3:47 am

HUG meOoo wee. This morning I woke up smiling.
My mind refreshed and wilding

with all kinds of ideas of how to make the best
of my growing love for this place in the Southwest.

I think I’ll invest a little more in love and sew a few more seeds
that consist of a few more hugs and a few more good deeds.

I mean, I’m truly happy y’all.
The world could crumble, the world could fall –

tomorrow.
So I’m going to smile today because I feel no sorrow.

I did my morning affirmations. Did you do yours?
I’ve prayed and debt forgave. My heart keeps no scores.

My mind holds no grudge and wisdom is mine, Monday Love.
Hello and how are you? Come and give me a hug.

My weeks schedule is full. No room to pencil-in for reasons to widen the belt.
I like money and all, but self preservation can’t be stalled and requires me to be stealth.

December is a coming and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Monday Love. Come and give me a hug.
Act like your deaf and I’ll be happy to shout it.

Monday Love! Come and give me a hug!

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Please don’t be shy now.
Opportunity is nigh, child.

I’m Qui
Good morning Love. Now bring it in.
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Inspired to Journey

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel on June 9, 2014 at 7:44 am

I sat down with my girlfriend at Starbucks on a Thursday morning and she starts her conversation off by saying, “So I’ve rented a mansion. A 14-bedroom mansion on the beach…” It came out of nowhere. I tried to internally assess the situation, and was just about to conclude, that my gf is having a “mid-life crisis or breakdown,” when she slipped me a flier and it read:

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Whew! I was relieved that she wasn’t having a breakdown in front of me and quite intrigued. My girlfriend is an independent go-getter, like myself. She doesn’t wait for things to happen to her in life, she carefully plans and precisely executes. She inspires me. I like her style.

I took the flier, looked it over and researched the Outer Banks. It looks sweet. I’m fairly new to self improvement retreat adventures, yet I’m head over heels with excitement.

I’m a videographer and independent filmmaker,
I’m a positive go-getter and a bit of a risk taker.

I’m highly cautious before dancing, though, I do love a good beat.
I’m looking forward to tweaking my plans at the upcoming retreat.

No kids in this mansion – not on this Spring Break course.
And I hear the cook is phenomenal, a foodies comforting pallet score.

I understand the location is remote, so 4×4’s are necessary,
and that wally world won’t be close, so we should be inclusive of what we carry.

This is a pretty cool opportunity but we are not an exclusive crew,
there are a few more rooms available, so I’d like to offer them to YOU!

The thing about a “retreat” is that you don’t want to invite someone you don’t like.
Well I only hang out with go-getters — inviting you, is a pleasure and a delight!

Yes, I called you a go-getter! Birds of a feather do flock together,
I’m Qui
‘Looking forward to re-inspiring my own journey, taking in the view and enjoying the weather.

Now, about that Night Life

Good Vibes

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on January 5, 2014 at 11:41 am

Social Media TreeOkay – okay, it’s rather early in the year
and high time that we toast to our future cheers!

So in keeping with tradition and effective on this day,
‘May many prosperous and wise blessings streamline our way. ‘

‘I bid that thee notice and seize opportunity to
go for what is yours and excel in what you do. ‘

Work diligently within your purpose and encourage others to do so too,
then watch a whole lot of good be boomeranged back to you.

I ought to know, for this is the rule I live by.
The short of it is: Do Good – Get Good. Be a skeptic – give it a try.

Now that, my friend, isn’t a new toast, but certainly something to keep in mind,
I’m Qui
bidding Good Vibes to thee – so thankful to be on your social media vine.

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In no way, am I vying to be your charmer,
I’m keeping with my core theme – I’m still talking karma.

Icon in the Making

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, News, Self Improvement on October 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Janelle Monae’ inspires herself.

The new face of Afro-Futurism

The new face of Afro-Futurism

This is not to say that she’s an egoist or that she doesn’t take inspiration from life and objects around her. But it is to say that in her own struggle to complete the painting and to name the colorful woman depicted, she wound up jpenning an album. And not just a regular ole two-major-hits album, The Electric Lady offers 12 tracks of great listens.

Under Big Boi’s esoteric tutelage, she’s had several well received projects; however, the this is the one that will probablhy launch Monae’ , 27, from underground indie-cool popularity to NBA Finals halftime show superstardom. Yes, it’s that good, and yes, she’s that good live. It also doesn’t hurt that she snagged Prince as a collaborator and didn’t shy away from instructing him on how to improve his studio sound.

Nervy? Hell, yeah. But tha’s Monae’. “I love to collaborate with people I admire,” says the Kansas City, Kan., native and Cover Girl model, wearing her traditional black and white , topped off by a slightly cat-eyed pair of Prada sunnies. She partnered with Erykah Badu, Solange, Miguel and Esperanza Spalding on The Electric Lady. working with Prince was similarly “organic,” she says. “I’m still pinching myself. You need to have vision when you come to him. He does not do a lot of collaborations.”

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As one of the young heralds of Afrofuturism, and old-yet-renewing movement embracing a combination of magical realism, sci-fi, space is firmly cemented. She’s been compared to Sun Ra, the creator of musical Afrofuturism. She loves Octavia Butler who wrote science fiction novels featuring Black characters and ex-anime Black history in the same breath. She’s a tremendous fan of Star Wars and performed at the recent wedding of George Lucas and Melody Hobson. And, as she ponders ideas such as time travel and androids, she paints futuristic sketches with images portraying us as “Electric” people wanting to be named, freed or discovered.

“I do Afro punk,” says Monae’ referring to futurism. “I have an Afro, so why now? I think it’s important to bring awareness. It’s important to show us a Black woman, as a Black people, in different lights.”

A common theme in all of MOnae’s music is a celebration of individuality, which is why her robotic focus on her debut studio album, The Arch-Android, was a bit ironic. She sticks to that motif this time around but is adding quite a bit of sass and sex, as is obvious in her MTV Video Music Award-winning vidoe for Q.U.E.E.N., with Badu.

Most ideas come after she works in her personally prepped recording studio utopia, Wondaland, in Atlanta.

“I’m dealing with politics, love heartbreak and sexuality, all those things we privately have,” says Monae’, describing her album in staccato. She then demurely declines to talk about her love life, only adding this: “It is about loving yourself as much as you can.”

[Ref. Source: Ebony Magazine]

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Janelle has it going on – the mic is her vocal toy.
How genius of her to hook up with ATL’s Big Boi.

He’s all about producing. His individuality is truly valiant,
and he rarely misses an opportunity to sign award winning talent.

I’m watching Big Boi and I am taking notes too,
I’m seeking talent to shape tomorrows film truths.

Talent must be bold, daring and trend set.
Must write and produce scripts they’ve never met.

Must surpass the Steven’s: Spielberg and King.
Must go forward like the will of OWN and reel the whole thing.

Be they eccentric or on some new stuff,
they must be resilient – the industry is rough.

Janelle is on it. She’s working within her purpose.
I’m Qui
On my joint too: shaping the youth via my surplus.

Icon in the making?
The role is yours for the taking.
Do you want it?

Awakened From The Dream by

In Communication, Dream Journal, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on August 19, 2013 at 5:26 am

doorbellThe Doorbell.

The event is in full swing and my presence is needed here-and-there-and-everywhere across the span of the huge auditorium floor. I get the feeling that I’m a production manager and that this production is massive. There’s a bit of chaos, but nothing that working the back stages of live theater didn’t prepare me for. I’m in it – full swing, organizing, putting out small fires and flaming others (for the life of the show) and just when I get everything under control, I hear a (2-beat) doorbell. Suddenly (in my dream) I become aware that I must be asleep.  Shifting into semi-conciousness, I struggle to pull out of the deep sleep to answer the doorbell. Once fully awake I realize that the doorbell hasn’t rung at all – especially at 3 in the morning.

It has happened 3 times already, the first time was August 8th, but I pretty much kept the information to myself. I documented the 2nd time on August 9th and the 3rd time – today August 19th, by texting a friend and making mention. I texted him because I was a bit concerned with knowing that lightening doesn’t strike twice in the same place, so why would I hear the same doorbell thrice? My friend gave sincere thought to my concern and told me “Could mean something is coming. Not necessarily something bad but it could be something letting you know to get ready.” I like the way he thinks, but couldn’t imagine being surprised by unannounced company in the AZ desert.

Wisdom tells me that being the recipient of “something” doesn’t mean that “something” is a house guest.  Tales of wisdom also cite that opportunity knocks — though I think mine has chosen to use the doorbell. This morning I heard the bell chime at 3am. Unlike the 1st time I ever heard it (I was so tired I slept through it, but the time was about 10am) and very much like the 2nd time I heard it (in the wee early hours), I was unable to ignore it nor did I return to sleep; thus I’ve been up since 3am.

Good morning opportunity. How are you? Please. Come on in. We’ve got a future to stage…

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So at 3am sharp – I sat straight up in the bed
to research the doorbell I keep hearing in my head.

It dubs as a timely alarm that duly wakes me up
But no one else hears it – so I’m up alone like “WHAT?”

Early morning research yielded me the knowledgable goods
that helped me decipher the doorbell ringings in my dream-state hood.

Something is indeed coming, and I am just blessed to hear.
I’m Qui
Opening up to opportunity
with understanding – minus fear.