Posts Tagged ‘Spring Break’

About Mondays

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on April 9, 2018 at 4:46 am

alarm-clock-calendar-close-up-908298.jpgEvery morning can classify as a Monday, as in every morning is a new start.
It may read Thursday on the calendar, but it’s new opportunity at its heart.

Good morning Monday. I’m so glad that you’ve come back around.
Last night I slept quite sweetly; last night I slept quite sound.

All last week I was on Spring Break and nowhere really to be found.
I chose to hiatus in a familial space and camped out in DFW’s Ag-Town.

It was good to be on old stomping grounds. Texas is still the place that I call home.
It was good to visit every cousin, nephew, niece and kin that I can’t visit in the ‘Zone.

Spring Break was refreshing, reviving and real.
I couldn’t wait to come home and record the appeal.

I have a narrative series episode to conceptualize.
The producer is from Cow-Town and has his eye on the prize.

I’m game to help him literally birth a narrative view.
I’m into collaborating on new projects. It’s a Monday hue.

I saw a movie last week; t’was a science fiction gem,
it was Legendary Pictures, “Pacific Rim.”

It didn’t just hit the theaters, — I’m just getting around to taking it in.
It was pretty good, and well understood; I’ll have to go back and give the first one a spin.

This is the second Pacific Rim film. The first starred Idris Elba.
Part two starred his scripted son; a futurist who’s quite clever.

The film was adequately entertaining. I give it a big thumbs up –
and then Sunday rolled in with another win at the Mocha Girls Read book club.

I do enjoy this particular outing; it’s a sisterly critical analysis event.
This weeks review was of Claretta Street, by Kenya Barris’ sister, Colette.

The book club members are relentless in sharing their truths.
Each one is heavily honest, though none are named Ruth.



For a writer, a discussion group is the true telling of the tale.
I’m new to this particular group, and so far they have not failed

to remind me to come with the facts and to close all story holes.
These ladies are shaping my audience understanding into tried gold.

On honing the complexities — I am sold and today is Monday.
Another opportunity to be fly and take the road of high; a fun day.

I’m girly and up early to be down with it,
I’m Qui
happy to reconnect, compose griot and spit it.

Happy Third Day

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on March 28, 2018 at 4:34 am

dynamic 3.gifGood morning Humpday. How’s it hanging?
Spring is in the air and things are a changing.

My collegiate load is heavy but not to exceed more than I can take.
We’ve been going strong for a little long; thank God for Spring Break!

For duly on next week, it will be mine to take.
You best believe that I cannot wait.

But today is the third day; Humpday –
I’m up early to work – because later, I plan to play.

Right now, there’s Morning Joe and homework in my face.
There’s no time for the jo.’ The two of us need space.

The hiatus is temporary, I’m sure.
But to combat morning anxiety — this is proving to be the cure.

So I’m up sipping water and life is breezy. 😊

How about you?
How’s the view?

Are you in the office or are you out and about?
Are you on vacate, taking PA, or just have high clout?

Either way, enjoy this day to the fullest.
And don’t watch too much TV – that stuff can be bullish.

Hug yourself and your fam; make a sweet memory today.
Time is non-refundable nor do moment come to stay.

Take advantage.
Prioritize well and you can manage.

Happy Third Day, baby and how do you do?
I’m Qui
Up early to reap the day’s firsts; a connoisseur of opportunistic dew.


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Elevator Music…

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Video on March 21, 2016 at 5:47 am

meditation-blk-womanAlright! Spring Break is over. Is everyone back? Are you back?
Did you let your hair down, did you almost go off the track?

Did you go crazy like a white girl? Did you go crazy like you’re black?
As long as you had fun, reaped no regrets and succumb to no lack —

then I’m going to say YOU WON! I’m glad to hear it and welcome back from your fundays.
I’m glad to see thee and to have you read me on this beautiful dawning Monday.

Quick – will be my say, I titled this post ELEVATOR MUSIC.
Because I didn’t DO Spring break – and a break, I could use it.

So when I thought about “a pause,” an elevator tune came to mind and I couldn’t refuse it.
I feel like I need to step in, close the doors and get lost in calm music.

Da-da-da-da-da, da, da-da-da-da-da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da…
Let it feel good. I wanna inhale deep. Exhale a sigh and let calm come nigh.

Da, da, da, da, da, da…
I’m down to try
on this Monday morning.
3am started my lively yawning.

I’m up. I’m up! and it’s 5am.
The Elevator Music is my preferred hymn.

No – I didn’t do Spring Break and no, I’m not taking off this week.
I’m over here researching and content writing as we speak. Life is sweet.

And this Elevator Music is absolutely instrumental is playing its part,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, be ‘mind easy’ like me and let nothing hinder your awesome weeks start. red-hearts

Good Morning again o’ WEEKEND

In Communication, Griot, News on March 9, 2015 at 8:13 am

The weekend was great. The weekend was great!
Goodness and Favor is all that I ate.

Busy preparing for new projects and networking the crew
when an acceptance call for the kid, from a university came through.


It’s the first day of SPRING BREAK in ol’ Chandler, USA
and I was up early like a toddler wanting play.

I have not consumed any food, not even so much as one cup of jo’,
I’m riding high with the pre-college adolescent nigh. We’re on cloud 9 – Yo!

And there’s more good news to come still – your girl Qui is on EXCITE,
My dad and his wife are flying in to kick it with us tonight.


Could this day get any better? It’s only 7:15.
Life is a present, I love her effervescence and choose to relish in this scene.

Yow know what I mean? Today is definitely shaping up to be a high day.
I know it’s day 1, but my God, it feels like a:
happy baby

Y’all know I’m living out here in Arizona, but all of my fam is still in Texas.
Thank God for airplanes and their capacity to connect us.

It gets lonely and cold out here in the desert, without that Lone Star State warmth.
Dad can be overbearing and prone to swearing but has the biggest heart and the most charm.

Family is the best, within them we find our true friends,
I’m Qui
A happy-as-all-get-out she, living this Monday like the weekend.

Good morning dear WordPress kin –
Let’s get out there and WIN again!

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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June flier pt 2 NIGHT LIFE _rev
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

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?


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.



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

Goto: ACA and get covered today!

Wet in Arizona

In Communication, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm

As much as I wish I was ‘turned on’ — that’s not what I’m referring to this evening. However, it is raining in Arizona in March. I’m new here, so I’m not sure when “rain season” is – but I certainly didn’t expect it to be in March. All the same, I’m happy about it and ready to march some of these dusty winds into mud. Last weeks dry dust storm threw my kid into a sinus and asthma touch-and-go party. She’s been sick 4 out of 7 days of Spring Break week 1.

We’ve still managed to have a little fun. We took in a couple of movies: “A THOUSAND WORDS” starring Eddie Murphy and Kerry Washington and “An ACT OF VALOR” starring our own Navy Seal Team players. They were awesome. Very telling and compelling stories.

Have you seen either film? I won’t spoil them for you in this blog – but I will tell you I left the movie theater “wet” after both shows. Again, I was not ‘turned on’, I was crying. Yep! I’m a cry baby. “A THOUSAND WORDS” had such a moral and life lesson in it that I couldn’t resist being moved and “An ACT OF VALOR” was so selfless, until well…I just couldn’t take being self righteous another minute and I cried out of appreciation and respect. Who needs Restasis when you’ve got films like these at the box office?

When was the last time you got wet?
We should be mindful to not forget
about the greater meanings of life
and about those that move stealth through the night.

Life has great meanings that out number the leaves on a tree.
Life would would be grim without the United States SEAL TEAM.

I am grateful for the season – I am wet this SPRING,
I’m Qui
Encouraging you to get wet
via the box office scene.