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Picking with the P

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on October 31, 2017 at 4:38 am

At The Pumpkin Patch with my little Pea.

Happy Halloween to ya! Ye ol’ curve is rising; today is deemed the day of pre-hump.
Nothing is scarier or hairier than having worked on the campaign of Trump.

Mondays indictment dump put a slump in a few of the former campaign kin.
I don’t know the score, but God bless Paul Manafort – with him the arrests have began.

Then BOO! It’s Halloween, folks are dressing up, (some in costume & such) and heading off to work.
The world continues to turn while the futures of former campaign-heads burn with an uncertain flirt.

Such intense scrutiny on ones life has got to spirit-hurt. So I shan’t dance on their bad.
I actually feel for Manafort,  Papadopoulos and Gates.  Human compassion. No laugh.

We’re all human. We all make mistakes.
Sometimes, in life, we over stack our plates.

And then we get a tummy ache; some may even feel like you have to poo.
That’s usually once you’ve been served and you know the po-po is coming for you.

‘Tis TRUE.

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Pick and choose your battles and may your burdens be light.
Think about what you’re doing and how it will affect your life.

Who deserves what? And who are we to judge?
What would you say if I said the purported 3 could use a hug?

Pardon? Do what?
You don’t feel like participating in a hug?

Understood. jack-o-latern-pumpkin.jpg

Therefore, I won’t go so far as to send the aforementioned any flowers,
but I will lend compassionate vibes as I’m sure others are sending sour.

Today I am glad we are cautiously approaching the hump.
Today I am glad my name wasn’t in the indictment dump.

Today I am glad that we have a calendar day
where we can dress up and do a little fantasy play.

Ahem. Well, I do it often – it’s just what I do.
I’m sure you’ve seen me change my hair color a time or two.

I’ll never forget (a decade ago) I was dressed, out and about in February thinking I was looking cool,
When I overheard a couple of kids say, “I wonder who she’s dressed as,” – while I was visiting my kids school.

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Pick a P…

Now, I was not a part of an assembly nor were the kids putting-on a shady front.
My top hat and heels just reminded the kids of a profile within Black History month.

So help me God, they truly and honestly thought
that my daily gear was stage-worthy and costume bought. jack-o-latern-pumpkin.jpg

So, I suppose I could dress up today as a Black History icon.
I can be me – from yesterday. Oui! Yesterday was pleasant and fun.

However, interest in reliving yesterday – I have none. I’ll dress as a sexy vixen.
I’ll be a domestic house bunny, with greens, cornbread and other nutritious fixens.

It’s an easy outfit to conquer. What do you think?
Of course, I’ll also have candy and Proseco to drink.

Today is a day of pretend. I am totally down – in complete fashion!
I’m Qui
I’ll be portraying a fantasy of partying at the Playboy Mansion.

I’m thinking about it…

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Don’t skimp on the Ponder.

DOPE.

In Communication, Griot, News on August 15, 2017 at 5:43 am


dope-bday-qui-2016What is it?
Is it a feeling, is it a drug?
Is it addictable, like my )))HUGS(((?

These shoulders shrug, I think it’s an emotion.
I feel dope when I meditate; when I give praise in devotion.

I feel dope when you feel me. I love to connect.
Sometimes dope is vindication after being unjustly vexed.

Dope is your DNA. Look at your hair, skin and nails.
Stay healthy, be fit, shoot “antagony” to hell.

Dope is that good feeling, you want to inhale
when the Doc comes back and says your diagnostic is swell.

I’m on a HIGH. I stay high. I live for the life of it — with no choke.
I’m unlimited in my charted quests; I don’t scare easy. It’s DOPE to VOTE!

There’s always hope in my mind and there’s always room to grow.
Dope is ditching negativity and sticking with those who meet your lobes.

This method is effective MORE than the strongest smoke.
I dig the “intellectual relate” – I give and receive; No choke.

I don’t cough either– I say what I mean,
I’m Qui
and this is a HIGH DAY for me. DOPE is all about me.
Oooo Weee!

If you see me in the streets
throw a shout-out to me.
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY
and that is
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Hump Day HAPPINESS

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on April 13, 2016 at 6:36 am

IMG_5482Good morning dear kindred, it’s already the 3rd day in
to our “workweek of grind fleek” and 2-days from the weekend.

I’m feeling good, I slept like a baby.
My cardio evenings are shaping this lady.

I usually put in no less than an hour a day.
I couple that with an apple to trace the fat away.

Fiber is necessary – grab an apple and plow.
I’m reinventing my body and would love to show you how.

I’m not on a diet, I’m not taking meds.
I simply changed what I was eating – the food I was fed.

Make this year your best year. Let fitness be the party.
Make this year your best year to sport your best body.

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The picture in the center is my face with the help of 30 additional pounds resting on my frame –  March 2015.

Yep! Yep! And loddy doddy! 😀

And so today is Wednesday and I’m up to do it again,
to reign on that elliptical machine. It’s my new best friend.

I did not join a gym to achieve this win!
I just implemented 20-mins of cardio at every days begin.

I take off twice a week to just DO ME!
During one of those days, I have a day of CHEAT!

It’s good for me.
I be on that ‘pizza glory!’

I usually pencil in a cheat on Fridays,
though it’s no secret Hump Days are my high days.

I’m stoked about the weekend coming.
I’m stoked about the social & networking funning.

Hump Day Happiness is perfect for todays title,
I’m Qui
in it for the good let Thursday be a positive rival. ❤

Getting Back To It

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 26, 2014 at 10:13 am

  Spring Break is over now, and the fun is just beginning,
I’ve got a teen film troupe to groom & the crew members are winning.

We’ve got Ita Udo-Ema and Dedric Charlz on our filmmaking staff,
as well as a pretty cool teen film producer with experienced talent on tap.

Perceptual Teen Film Troupe is Arizona’s very own.
3Quis is the non-profit organization that birthed it in ‘the zone.’

I am the director and producer, I head up the party.
COMING SOON: our first film production, written and produced by the shorties.

The script is shaping up nicely, I see successful filmmakers emergin’
Pretty much like the Teen Sci-Fi Franchise winner DIVERGENT.

I love this gig of reel that I duly call a career.
If you love your gig too, put your hands up and cheer!

Spring Break is over, sure, but there’s so much more in store to do,
I’m Qui
Celebrating Spring in Chandler, until old Summer breaks through. Wooo!

What are you up to?

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Cameron Diaz in Blk Swimsuit

Of course, your mate will CHEAT ON YOU

Duh! Surely you’ve heard what Cameron Diaz told Oprah, while maintaining her cool, blonde roots and athletic butt.

Life is good for the bachelorette. She’s a star in her work and her play, and when it comes to cheating, peep what Cameron had to say:

In Cameron Diaz’s latest comedy, “The Other Woman,” the 41-year-old plays a woman seeking revenge against her boyfriend after discovering he has a wife and a girlfriend. Tsk, tsk. In real life, Diaz says, infidelity unfortunately strikes us all. “Everybody has been cheated on, everyone will be cheated on,” she told Britain’s OK! magazine (via the New York Daily News). “I can’t fix that, I don’t know how, I don’t have any judgment on anybody, I don’t know how to fix the problem.”

I don’t know how to fix it either. Who can get a handle on that stem?
If anyone could have defied the facts, my bf — would have been him.

At least that’s what I thought when I was 18-years wise.
And that’s precisely when mom yanked the folly out of my eyes,

via conversation that she thought I’d benefit:
“If you can’t stand a cheat then don’t get into it.”

“IT” was marriage and my father cheated on her,
but it was so long ago, said mom, that the ‘common cut’ is now a blur.

The tendency to do so is animalistic, and we all are just that.
Of course your mate will cheat on you, though it’s not an absolute fact.

I had to really think about it, and that was before Carmen Diaz spoke,
I’m Qui
and she ain’t lying — unfortunately ‘the animal in us all,’ is no joke.

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GIMME 5

Cover Your Ass by FatAssClubAs in there are only 5 days left to sign up for the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare exchange; the deadline is March 31st.  5 million people have signed up so far, but the goal was 6 million. There’s still time to get in.

CYA. You know what that means right? It means Cover-Your-Aunt and everyone else that is slacking and lacking as it pertains to  medical insurance.

And so it is, the time is here
to cut back on the petty cash for candy and beer.

For to your health, you should adhere.
A sick day, in the future? The future is near.

Please do not get caught in the ER with no ACA.
I pray that they won’t turn you away,

and the bills that you are sure to incur later
will make you feel like a broke and busted hater.

See ya later alligator!“, says your friends on the cruise.
You can not go – you’re still paying on that bruise.

Don’t be left on shore because you chose not to sign up,
I’m Qui
Make your life what you want it to be, find the good and line up!

It’s far better to be healthy when alive
Do yourself a favor and take 5

To CYA
Goto: ACA and get covered today!

Christmas in Ocotillo

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on December 21, 2011 at 7:53 am

Christmas in Ocotillo, AZ feels a lot like spring.
Though you can’t shake the good hearted feeling that the season naturally brings.

Neighbors with lights on house, in yard and on door…
Reminds me of another Christmas — the year before.

I was in Arlington, TX last year – Home of The Cowboys.
There were sleigh bells, high heels, boots and party noise.

Folks easily fall into the spirit of love at Christmas time,
which is the perfect setting for “its true meaning” to shine.
Ol’ JC is a navigator of mine.

Mm-hm. We go wayyy back
to 1971 [birth] and a 2 bedroom flat.

Yep! We’ve always been like that.
Tighter than Whitney was to crack. lol!

Speaking of – I’ve heard the sober Whit’ is coming back.
Forgoing to proclaim aloud that: anything is whack. lol!

Remember when she said that?
The interview energy was hot, but her CD Sales fell flat.
Hot diggity dang! I do remember that.

Hopefully this season will find Whitney feeling great,
and piling up a lot more ruffage onto her plate.

The mid size songstress looks good for her age.
I do pray that she’s [for good] kicked the crack/coke phase.

Back to Ocotillo – It sure does feel good
to finally get settled into my new neighborhood.

I’ve got the tree in the GR [great room] and a Christmas Menu in mind.
I’m preparing to feed 5, which is better than 6 or 9.

THANK GOD! I’m not on “grandmother shine”.
Nope. That title isn’t close to being mine.

Because my daughter’s bringing her “steady GF” home for dinner.
So I don’t think reproducing (at this point) is quite in her. lol!

The temperatures in Arizona are certainly those to boast.
They’re definitely kin to those beach’y warm winds of the sunny West coast.
Mmmm. I’m loving the temperatures most.

I’m missing Ag-Town too, but then you already know,
I’m Qui
and CHRISTMAS (for me) is everyday – so: Welcome Ocotillo!

Running the airwaves

In Music, News on June 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

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Sounds like the music of the summer will be of much tender choices,
We’ve got Beyonce, Kanye & Andre’ resonating through BlackVoices:

BlackVoices.comBeyonce continues to ramp up interest in her forthcoming album, ‘4’, with the release of her latest leaked single, ‘Party.’ The Kanye West co-production features cameos from Andre 3000 and Yeezy himself, and sounds like a potential song of the summer.

Beyonce mailed in an uptempo dance anthem when she dropped ‘Run the World (Girls)‘ and proved that she could emote in true R&B diva fashion with the follow-up ballad, ‘Best I Never Heard.’ But here on ‘Party,’ she nails an easy-breezy, soul vibe on this track co-produced by Kanye West and Consequence.

The laid back jam begins with a subtle Slick Rick sample of ‘La-Di-Da-Di’ and Yeezy sounding like he’s lounging in a beach chair with this sly line: ‘You a bad girl and your friend’s bad too/ You got the swag sauce, you dripping swagu.’

Launching into lyrics about being “so in love” and “music knocking till the morning light,” Beyonce’s idea of a party may have a not-so-innocent double meaning. Yet the track’s bright horn toots and light ’80s-era synths keep it from sounding like anything but a good old time.

Andre 3000, as he does on virtually every cameo appearance, almost steals the show. This time, he unravels a few cocky couplets: “Set the scene, 3000 degrees/ Ain’t worried about those f**k niggas over there, but they worried about me/ I got a homeboy named Butter/ and another homeboy, that nigga named Cheese/ F**k with me baby, I’ll make it milk till it drip down your knees.”

But ‘Party’ is still Beyonce’s show, soaring vocals and all. And the song does an even better job than the two previous singles at stoking anticipation for her upcoming album, ‘4,’ with is set for a June 28 release.

Bret Johnson

I don’t know about you, but I miss the fore mentioned few.
It is a necessity that we jam — so let’s do what it do.

I just feel like

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm

JAMMING IT OUT!

I don’t want to think about nothing
that doesn’t yield me a “feel good” rubbing.

Nope!
Feeling good is my dope.

Life is my high…my party…my rave
I’ll acknowledge no opposing vibes today.
Hey-eyyy

Regis Philbin announced that he’s retiring from his show
so he won’t have to acknowledge network stress no ‘mo.

That Daddy-o Regis knows what’s up.
I’ve got a rug for the two of us to cut.lol!

Dance with me!

I ain’t gone let what’s going on in Haiti make me ‘a concerned sport’.
Today I could care less that Baby Doc’ will have his day in court.

I’m being honest with you – I don’t care for much no ‘mo
Not even the rumor that more kids are wanted by J-LO.
Un-un. No sir, I don’t care no ‘mo. lol! 🙂
[this is turning into a side NEWS PERUSE sco‘]

Today I’m winning — and I’m happy about the fact.
I’m Qui
JAMMING IT OUT! – getting my carefree back.
Have you any glow sticks for me?

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Not a PARTY – A Get Together

In Politics, TV Shows on July 6, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Are We There Yet

Yes I’m an early fan of Ice Cube’s “Are We There Yet” TV Series, starring Terry Crews and Essence Atkins on TBS. Please tell me you’ve been watching it. “The Get Together” was Episode 10, Nick thought it would be cool to have a “Get Together” with his wife and kids of 1 year. Mostly because everyone seems to be moving in different directions – socially – and he wanted to induce an-in-house “family social” that everyone could enjoy.

The menu was pot luck and wouldn’t you know, everyone that turned up brought store bought potato salad, except for Suzanne, who actually made her famous home made potato salad at Nicks request. He insisted a party isn’t a party without it….and obviously all of the guest felt the same way; there were big bowls of potato salad on every table… end and coffee table included. The house swoll up with guests invited by guests. Suzanne ended up kicking everyone out by saying, “That’s it! Everybody out! This party is over”. Everyone in the party turned at once and replied, “It’s not a party, it’s a get together”. What is it with black folks, get togethers and potato salad?

Are there hidden urban messages under these storylines?

Absolutely – the tv series is chalk full of “messages”: Like Suzannes young son keeping the lotion on his night stand…and he’s not ashy. GiGi, (Suzanne’s best friend) won’t date a guy she doesn’t like but will let him spend a months worth of his salary on her and Lindsey, (Suzannes daughter) @ the mall. (GiGi’s not a miner, but she was gold digging).

Once there was a soul food scene in the “Viral Video” Episode 7, where they lightly made repeated mentions about how over indulging in greasy, fatty, fried foods could lead to diabetes and high blood pressure. We laughed — but the message was dead on.

Nick (Terry Crews’ character) is a good show of a black man who works for himself (small business consultant) and stays successfully afloat in his relatively new relationship with his wife Suzanne, (a stay at home mom/artist). Parallel relative.

The politics of the show are pretty reflective of the average black, formally educated, two parent, middle class family – and it’s funny too (as the truth usually is). It is always good to good to laugh at thyself. 🙂

I’ve DVR’d every episode and watching them with my kid is time that I treasure,
I’m Qui
Supporting Ice Cube’s work feels like a party – but it’s really a familial get toether.

Are you watching yet?
Channel: TBS