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Humpin HAPPY over here

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on March 16, 2016 at 8:52 am

q2-25th-bday-qui-44This morning I woke up and I was happy about that.
I had a meeting at 5am that equaled a win and I was happy about that.

Brunch time found 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 to keep me stealth.

I could use a little more physical activity in my life but there just aren’t enough hours in a day.
I’m seeking a route to successfully workout the burning of more cals into my beloved everyday.

Hip! Hip! Hooray! I’m open to dancing and considering going 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 has the gym etched upon 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 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
and I’ll be outside for most of the day, because Phoenix is NOT yet hot.

It’s 70 degrees and beautiful – I’m Humpin HAPY over here!
I bid you good energy that you’re going to need for that #WIN that’s near.

JAMMING in the DARK

In Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on March 14, 2016 at 4:52 am

I don’t know what you’ve seen and heard,
but it’s 4:30am and I’m up jamming this! My word:

It’s nothing like waking up and feeling beautiful.
This throwback [looking] vid is purposeful and dutiful.

I found it on Facebook and to the poster – I did not block.
In fact I immediately shared the post of Shavina Peacock.

Her #FIT ways are progressive and ‘don’t stop.’
Then there’s this HOOK that my mind has on lock:

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The words! The words! They speak to me.
I think this is the theme hook of Qui.

When I further researched the video that caught my eye on Facebook,
I learned that this joint is tribute to The BLACK PANTHERS look.

I ain’t mad. In fact I’m glad that someone is heralding me pretty.
Diversity needs no rehearse and Division is a real pitty.

Oh well. If you choose to miss out by diss out —
My perfect lips won’t bend to pout.

I’m feeling A-OKAY as I jit up to go.
I’m digging on a dude with a cool afro.

He’s looking after me and I’ve got his back – YO!
It’s Monday morning, I’m done yawning and I’m good to go.

Black is Beautiful and this video inspires me to keep on singing!
I’m Qui
Take time to love, hug and kiss. RUN THE VIDEO AGAIN -it’s sweetening.

XO!!

Say THAT!

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 7, 2016 at 6:15 am
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#WiseWord…

I have met some pretty fantastic people online and offline, that have fantastic conversation. No matter what topic we are on, they always have the perfect quips, responses and quotes on hand. These are the most entertaining persons especially when marinated in wisdom. Proverbial quotes – I like them. They can be witty, instructional and informational all at once. Wisdom does indeed come with age though I have found divine wisdom coming out of the mouths of babes, on a few occasions as well. That’s the best kind of communicative exchange – when you walk away wiser and proactively in thought.

I was raised in the church and I remember when Pastor Floyd G. Taylor would preach and the saints were feeling it – they would belt out encouraging remarks like, “SAY THAT!, Tell the truth! and Amen!” Those are my exact sentiments when I fall into the captive conversation of a well versed conversationalist. Now while I can hold my own in verse, I am always in it to learn so the following quotes are a a mixed bag of wisdom, order and musical fad. All of the quotes are enlightening and much can be drawn from them in comprehension. Let’s take a gander at WHO SAID WHAT:

“The here after is what we are here after – [this refers to] life and how we live it.”  — Thomas JNewark, NJ
[I was dealt this quote from a member of Hi5/Tagged].

ADD THIS up!

“I’d rather have 4 quarters than a 100 pennies. I don’t roll real deep just a few real brothers.
You can have 10 dimes, I’ll take a solid dollar. Just a down-to-earth chick — I don’t have money problems.”
DFW talent compilation CD: “FLEX” – purchased at BIG T Bazaar

FAILURE really does help:

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THINK ABOUT IT:
“If at first you don’t succeed —- How did it feel? Give it some honest thought. Then the call of the next move is yours based on the feeling subsiding and the weight of the lesson learned. ” — Qui.

eckhart-tolle-quote-super-soul-sunHOW TO BE HAPPY:
“Decide every morning that you are in a good mood.” — Anonymous (i.e., Life)

WHAT About SEX?
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. — Oscar Wilde

ABSTINANCE:
“My boyfriend and I live together, which means we don’t have sex—ever. Now that the milk is free, we’ve both become lactose intolerant.”
—Margaret Cho

“WISDOM comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” —ECKHART TOLLE, Stillness Speaks

About LIFE.
In the end, the overriding factor in whether or not you realize your dreams is going to be you. Not the world. YOU.” – Russell Simmons

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Yepper! I’ve hammered out a few more quotes and I hope that you can use them.
Read them, comprehend them, then break them down and use them.proverbs_31_25

With each line I was informed and humored alike – I really can’t refuse them.
I’m grateful to the #GoodHeads who initially ‘said’ – and the inspiration that did fuel them.

I usually like to add a quote of my own — for a little fizz and spice.
Then I like to throw in a proverb or two and put any bruises on ice:

It’s good to be good and it’s nice to be nice,
I’m Qui
Happy M o n d a y  to thee — What have you said in your life?

SAY THAT!

Sex at 40 – Good Lordy!

In News on March 4, 2016 at 8:49 am

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Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord, my soul to keep

and if my spouse should “rise” before I awake
I pray my response be on the “willing take.”

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 Not 40.
Not your problem?

Well Lordy, Lordy,
Qui is 40 

… and she likes it.
So I’ve been nothing but on-top of this “Sex at 40” research for at least a year, not because I just turned 40, but because I wanted to be prepared. When I was younger I always heard that a woman reaches her sexual peak at 40 and all I remember hearing after that statement was a bunch of sounds like, “Wooo! Yes child!” and “It’s good!” All were good hints informing me that better sex is on the way.

Better sex? Sex in my 20’s were fantastic, some interludes were a little more rougher than others, but I…

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Say THAT!

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement on December 7, 2015 at 9:14 am

listen-quote-larry-kingI have met some pretty fantastic people online and offline, that have fantastic conversation. No matter what topic we are on, they always have the perfect quips, responses, and quotes on hand. These are the most entertaining persons especially when marinated in wisdom.  Proverbial quotes – I like them. They can be witty, instructional and informational all at once. Wisdom does indeed come with age though I have found divine wisdom coming out of the mouths of babes, on a few occasions as well. That’s the best kind of communicative exchange – when you walk away wiser and proactively in thought.

I was raised in the church and I remember when Paster Floyd G. Taylor would preach and the saints were feeling it – they would belt out encouraging remarks like, “SAY THAT!, Tell the truth! and Amen!” Those are my exact sentiments when I fall into the captive conversation of a well versed conversationalist. Now while I can hold my own in verse, I am always in it to learn so the following quotes are a a mixed bag of wisdom, order and musical fad. All of the quotes are enlightening and much can be drawn from them in comprehension. Let’s take a gander at WHO SAID WHAT:

“I might not be someone’s first choice But I am a great choice. I may not be rich but I am valuable. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not because I’m good at being me. I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in the past, but I am proud of who I am today. I may not be perfect but I don’t need to be. Take me as I am, or watch me as I walk away. Forget yesterday-it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow- You haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift” – Today
[I found this quote on a BlackPlanet profile page].

“Punks jump up to get beat down!”  – Brand Nubian 

“Woman” was the test, but not every woman seemed to qualify. Black women, of course, were virtually invisible within the protracted campaign for woman suffrage. As for white working-class women, the suffrage leaders were probably impressed at first by the organizing efforts and militancy of their working-class sisters. But as it turned out, the working women themselves did not enthusiastically embrace the cause of woman suffrage.”
Angela Y. Davis, Women, Race, & Class

“Bill Cosby is a famous black guy who has a bully pulpit the size of the world; it’s global. He puts his colossal foot on the vulnerable necks of poor people, and as a result of that, we don’t have a balanced conversation.”
Michael Eric Dyson

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“Life is a game that must be played” – Fab5Freddy
“Live with a purpose or generally get slayed.” – Qui

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I’m definitely into reflections and friends that play that role. I dearly love and value my friends more than gold. I like to think that I’m a simple girl next door, but my astrological sign suggests I that I  may not be so simple at all. I checked in with Yahoo Shine Astrology to see what kind of conversation ‘the stars’ had for a LEO in search of reflection and I found:

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“You’re deep in thought on Monday and your heart’s about to pound out of your chest. Whenever you get deep in thought lately, you think of one person in particular. You can’t help what they do to you. Tuesday and Wednesday your heart continues to be a major theme — as do affection, magnificence, warmth, etc. You basically feel like you’re in love with this person and you’re starting to feel confident they may like you back. Thursday and Friday aren’t about love at all — they’re about saving money, figuring out your career plans, etc. — but the weekend is wall-to-wall romance. It’s so fun.”

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Sounds fun and promising enough – I’m certainly up for it.
And if good conversation is lurking in the vicinity, I’ll be trying to score it!

To be bore-ish is no objective of mine.
I prefer to intertwine in the intellect of the brightest minds.

The aforementioned quoted finds were easy to locate.
Each one in some capacity, ol’ Qui can relate.

From Dallas, to New York, to LA, Phoenix and the boot,
I’ve found plenty of good conversation – a good mind is a hoot!

Speak wisdom and knowledge to me and I will belt out: “SAY THAT!
I’m Qui
To the good conversationist: “Oui! Come with it. I do give back!

Though I must confess, I do delight in “the listen.”
From your head to mine – information sparkles and glistens.

TALK TO ME.

Mickey Monday

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Self Improvement, weightloss on November 16, 2015 at 4:58 am
  • addtext_com_MTY1NTA5MjQ2MDU5Slip me a few… may as well, you – because today I’m bound to cut up.
    My life so fertile, I’ve lost my girdle and with #GoodEating I’m in love.

I consumed 2 heads of lettuce a day then fajita wrapped my weekend.
Pounds are falling off of my 5’2 frame like a salvation ditches sin.

Y’all, I’m all in. I feel great on this Monday morning,
as if somebody slipped me a Mickey, at the start of wake yawning.

Yo, yo, yo! What’s good people? It’s 5am in Arizona today.
I’m bright eyed, got a big smile and I’m up for productive play.

Let’s start off with a cup of jo and couple it with something fulling to eat.
I don’t have much of an a.m. appetite so I’m going for a cup of strawberries.

Todays schedule is full, so I better take snacks along with me
but I shan’t leave this house without hitting this elliptical machine.

Yes sir, old habits are a blur. I enjoy the burn. Yippee and Ooo wee!
I have not joined a gym, good eating & movement is responsible for the new Qui.

Yippee-yum-yay! Happy Monday! Please let my health energy infect you via literal breeze.
I’m Qui
Excited about the good health of “we”. On this Monday let me slip you this energetic Mickey.

Won’t you sip with me and let us together diminish our waist – to shed future ill sorrows.
I know the holidays are fast approaching today, but ol’ girl Spring is coming tomorrow.
XO!!

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Make my Mickey ORGANIC. 😀

Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push. Coast!

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement on September 25, 2015 at 8:28 am

use-fear-to-fuel-your-journeyIf at first you don’t succeed – try, try and try again.
When you gain mad speed, don’t forget “the legs” that have been your friend.

WHOSE LEGS: Yours, your friends, your agent’s, your mothers, your partner, etc. The legs of your success is everyone that supported you and carried you – whether you asked them to or not. 

Whoever it was that assisted you up and over that hill — remember them during the coast.
Whilst you coast, enjoy your accomplishments and forfeit not  to be learning the most.

Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push.  Coast!

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Unsupportive folk are comparable to burnt toast –
your grill doesn’t cook that stuff no ‘mo.
Do yourself a favor and please let them go.

Remember always who had your back the most.
It takes a lot to kick and push — so  don’t forget them on the coast.
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Don’t forget Lupe Fiasco either. His joint inspired me to write this lil’ o’l piece.
Go on, click the link and join me in a sweet “coasting” release.

PlumQui-2015cropIt’s Friday baby,
I’m Qui
that Griot lady
on coast for a few days… and I’m feeling good. 😀

#SelfPreservation

Beauty is in the heart of the expresser

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on August 1, 2015 at 12:16 pm

2015-flower-quiWhat’s in your heart and does it even matter?
It does indeed, so mind your feed via the contents of your chatter.

It is your right to be expressive – conversation is a take and a give
but your character will be shaped via your conversation and how you live.

It’s what humanity uses to measure: how you talk and how you walk.
If the two don’t measure up, your energy is generally side noted as ‘a squawk.’

Sharp are the eyes of the hawk and quick is the swim of the shark.
Predators live on fear but true leaders will thrive by heart.

Be smart and always see the good.
There’s beauty to be held in every neighborhood.

Do you see it? Appreciate it. Beauty is in our difference.
You don’t have to agree with me – just love me – after all we are kin.

Human.

Look at you and look at me, we have the same bones.
I see beauty in your existence – I’m on a “relative jones.”

It’s a huge wagon, come on and hop on! There’s more room than not.
I laugh, like you – I cry, like you. I need a hanky for my snot.

It’s about who you are and not what you’ve got.
It’s about your dome-piece being sexy and not your hair looking hot.

Beauty is in the heart of the expresser and I hope you see me now.
I’m about Humanity and Unity – any way and any how!

And POW! Via a griots lay I have revealed to you
what is in my heart. How I live; my truths.

My Aunts name is Ruth and on her I will not lie,
I’m Qui
Always expressive with thee. In your presence, beauty is nigh

I’ve got PLENTY

In Communication, Griot, Music on February 7, 2015 at 8:45 am

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Wisdom in spades and rarely without a smile,
An up beat card trumps walking a dead beat mile.

Proverbs and parallels – you understand them for the most,
then Qui comes along and serves up the daily griot.

Not too heavily twisted, but the contents therein
are strength to a strong man whose destined to win.

If you want it, you can have it.
When life hurts – just laugh at it.

Pimp yourself and be your own supplier;
Taking care of self will take you higher.

Energy does not dissipate; you are rarely without any.
But if you feel a little low, take comfort to know
your girl Qui has PLENTY:
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Good morning good people! It’s a beautiful day.
Thank you so much for dropping by my way.

I appreciate you and I honor your life.
Now get out there an win – stiff arm the strife.

Stay focused — in your lane and you’ll swiftly blow by many,
I’m Qui
Invoking verbs via encouraging words, for you: I’ve got PLENTY.

IveGotPLENTY

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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