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Ketchup – No Tea

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on October 2, 2017 at 4:38 am
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Every now and again, you gotta’ play catch-up

My goodness – good morning and how do you do?
I’m up before the sun, well just an hour or two.

My weekend was long, my weekend was strong.
I spent it with my best friend – it was just us, alone.

And I liked it.
We had a few cocktails – that spiked it.

It was a good time had.
Together we kick backed and laughed.

No cable news was on, but we felt the plea of humanity —  without words.
Some parts of Texas, Florida, Puerta Rico and The Virgin Islands look third world.

I know that help is already in progress and in play,
Though I am concerned with the total time that some have had to wait.

About America – what does it say? I’ll tell you what: 
The administration needs its department heads to staff up.

Shrinking government – in hopes to enlarge the rich crony cut?
Uh-huh. If only the twittering prez would get out of his head; rest and wise up.

Some folks want less lip and a little more compassion and love.
The hurricane survivors are some of those folks that I’m speaking of.

I believe rebuilding will happen,
In due time and in good fashion.

It’s what we do. Right?
So say a prayer and send a donation for your fellow Americans plight:

Good morning sweetheart. I’m certainly glad we’ve made it thus far.
I thank God for our better future, both near and afar.

I thank you for dropping by – you’re the MVP; the VIP star!
I’m Qui
A bit love-tipsy at 4 in the morning – and it ain’t from the bar.

ketchup.jpgI really missed you, much.
It’s always good to catch-up.

 

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A Fresh Start. Do IT with Heart.

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on May 28, 2017 at 10:35 am
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‘Crazy about a man with a FRESH stance…

Good morning good people and those otherwise.
Life is at hand, and therein is surprise.

I felt super loved this morning upon opening my eyes.
I knew that feeling would yield unlimited once I gazed upon the skies.

In short, today I’m feeling alright
in fact I’m a bit giddy and a tad bit high.

I understand the difference between the weekend and an absolute conclusion.
I understand the White House is still under scrutiny with this “Russian collusion…”

Did something fishy go on that caused the commander-in-chief
to win the 2016 election and clutch the presidential seat?

If not, in evidential form —
then why the diversion of bigger alarms?

I won’t go down that rabbit hole, God knows that it’s rough
and I think the administrations fall will come in the lies to a “cover up.”

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Step your game up

Cover up for  what? I don’t know. That’s where most are in the dark.
So on this Monday, promise me a fun day:  
A Fresh Start and Do IT with Heart.

There are bigger fish to fry in either direction if you want to fry them.
Keep in mind TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE and seizing the moment for good is ‘gem.’

So what’s on your days agenda? Will you meet up with and chill out with a friend?
Or will you buckle down until the ‘weekends clown’ and grind up this weeks begin?

I’ll probably do the latter.
I’m just 7 days in from Texas — still fatter.

Every time I visit that state it goes down.
I always return to Arizona with an additional 3-5 pounds.

This week will find me with a good heart
putting in Maxi Climber minutes, because I’m smart.

This week will find me doing a diagnostic ‘boom-pow!’
when I go to class at the Healing Center of Tao.

When starting anew, don’t forget to massage the spirit.
I’m Qui
no Tao Master yet, still the truth – you will hear it.

Go out and enjoy the begin of the week. Sing gratefulness like a lark.
You deserve A Fresh Start, so go onconquer it and Do IT with Heart.

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News Peruse 

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics on May 5, 2017 at 7:01 am
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The Dapper Gent in the middle is MY DAD – William Joseph Gordon, Sr.

First up and out of the box I want you to know
My Dad crossed over Wednesday – yes, the credits did roll.

I cried quite a bit – my eyes are still on swoll.
The love I have for my Dad could never be measured in gold.

His story is a majestic one of fun, misplaced love and good.
We called him Redd – his life was taller than Majestic Redwood.

I’m a DADDYS GIRL. I’ve been one since I was a baby.
And nothing has changed for this grown lady.

Today is Day 2 of journeying in Phoenix without dad,
And while my spirits are still high I won’t lie I’m a little sad.

Darn human feelings and emotions… I feel like I should write a song,
After I get on with business of living, pull my straps up and move on.

I have to, we all do. We all are born to die,
As I say hello to Friday to Redd I’m saying goodbye.

For now…

I’m concerned about The House and THE ACA vote
I’m concerned we don’t care about the poor no ‘mo.

My dad was a USAF Veteran during the era of the Vietnam war
He didn’t have much strength or cash with which to buy insurance or spar.

He had awesome Veteran benefits and that’s how we largely made it through
Though we were prepping him for the expanded Medicare situation too.

Because hospice home care isn’t cheap
Folks don’t take care of the sick and elderly for free.

I’m concerned for the application process for which my dad was about to be approved
For an ACA expansion program because of the things that he could not do.

He couldn’t walk anymore to the potty, bathe or cook food for himself
So what the hospice folks afforded us would have killed most of our personal wealth.

My dad is gone now – he left the other day
And yesterday the Republicans voted to repeal the ACA away.

What about people like my dad? Aging and/or in bad health?
What about new babies born to parents with no savings or monetary wealth?

I’m saddened about having to let my Daddy go
I was also sad to see the Congress on the White House patio

Celebrating and taking selfies to exactly commemorate
The day they voted to take fair (incl. pre-existing) healthcare away.

This is way too cray. Hardly any of them read the bill
But the majority voted for it yesterday on the hill.

They know it’s no good so let us not forget
They’ve just kicked a bad bill into the court of the Senate.

I didnt understand the high-school group photo tho. What a louse!
I wonder how many of these representatives in 2018 will be kicked out?

At least they’ll have the photos
To frame and hang and take with – when they go.

Re-election is not yours to assume, ( Dear YAY voters) in the house.
Your poor consideration and judgment does make you a certified louse!

GTFO!

Believe it or not when I sit too silent and start feeling sad about Dad
I surf satellite news to peep the views and then laugh.
Suddenly my circumstances aren’t so bad.

At least I’m not an orange, well fed, elderly lad
Who threatens party members with “you better have my back!

Black-Girls-Shopping.jpgWhat about you? It’s the weekend baby!
I’ve got plans to kick back and spoil THIS lady!

I’m just human, just a Daddys Girl, I was bound to go bad
when hearing about the repeal of the ACA from folks like my dad.

God bless me, God bless you, God bless the USA,
I’m Qui
Bidding you an awesome end-of-the week. Live loud, Love, Pray.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on February 12, 2017 at 10:53 pm


Qui-1-28-16Good Morning Monday
, how did you sleep last night?
I slept snug as a bug  in a rug rolled up real tight.

Not that I asked a bug sleeping snugged in a rug – just how “that” felt,
but I promise I slept like a baby, after my knees knelt.

I’m a praying child and I feel better when I do it.
I always go to God before reaching point #ScrewIt.

How do you do it? Approach the unknown.
It’s good to map that stuff out before you’re too grown.

The unknown is anything that you do not know about.
I like to prepare before hand – the in’s and the out’s,

so I have.
This morning I awoke with a belly’s laugh.

All is well in my familial camp.
Today I’m hyped – Today I’m amp’d.

Good Morning Monday! I ain’t talked to you since Wednesday.
I believe I was on that #ChildhoodFriendship play

and yay! Things for me just got progressively better.
I spent the weekend in Texas and indulged in the unstable weather.beating-heart

I spent time with family and ate quite a bit.
Remember it was there in Texas where I got a little #Thick. 😀

Aw shick! I can’t deny the food in the DFW hood,
From Zaxby’s to CROWNS BBQ, good Lawd – it’s so good.

I’m sure I put on a few,
but now that I’m back in A-Z, I know what to do.

There’s no Zaxby’s in Arizona and very little food seasoning,
there’s no CROWNS BBQ and for that – there’s no good reasoning

to eat myself silly in the Southwest, from an Arizonan plate.
So Good Morning Monday, it’s a fine day for dropping weight.

I’m thrilled today beacause it’s good to be back!
I missed you baby – you gotta believe that.

I accomplished so much – it was hardly play and mostly work.
Tho I did find time to ham it up, cut the fool and twerk.

It was all fun, but that was last weekend.
It’s time to reset and mornings are a great begin.

I love a fresh start and I love what WE’VE got,
Good Morning Monday it’s good to be back in your slot.
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St. Patty, me and daddy…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on March 17, 2016 at 9:00 am
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6th Street in Austin, TX

[Back in the day] St. Patty, me and daddy…
the drink – it almost had me,

but it failed to completely conquer
and I was able to squander

up the courage to keep on (faculty) pushing it.
We walked 6th Street and drunkards were gushing it.

But I kept it in.
I’m a light drinker – I commit no sin.

2 shots in and one in my hand.
I’ve no hair on my chest – I am not a man. 😀

So I felt not the need to down that shot – quick.
My choice to do so – kept me from getting sick.

Though I looked good holding it: the glass and my consumed liquor.
Some of my partying sisters took the dare – what a nightmare… they were ‘never sicker!

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Passing out in the street and peeing their pants…
Don’t let that be your St. Patty pending stance.

Have a good time today and if you do raise your glass
remember social media exists then monitor your ass.

Don’t think of drinking and driving. The two should never meet.
Don’t even think of drinking and walking – especially on 6th Street.

I’m not in Texas this year so Austin will have to miss me.
I’m Qui
kicking it in the Southwest – where a green shot glass is sure to kiss me.

St. Patty, me and daddy are feeling great.
I raise my cup of jo to you on this ‘kick-back’ day.

Have fun, hang loose and be safe.
Happy St. Patricks Day!

Awesome Christmas

In Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 27, 2015 at 5:13 am

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Most establishments closed for Christmas where I live.
The employers were obviously feeling ‘the give’
and gave most of their employees the Christmas day off.
Now that’s corporate consideration – if properly taught.

I really can’t recall a recent Christmas of the past
where giving most folk the day off was ‘the going fad.’

I hope this year was more than a fad and more of an aced test.
Yes! Spending Christmas Day at home with your fam – will always be legacy best.

The family may get on your nerves, but you don’t have to take it.
Unlike working on Christmas, being unappreciated and having to fake it.

This Christmas was an Awesome Christmas my Texas fam came out to find
that the weather in Arizona is A-OK and boasted of clear skies and sunshine.

Ahhh. I do love this state of mine, but dare I act in remiss
about my love for the Lone Star state. Ol’ Texas – yes. I do miss.

However, today I call Chandler home. Today, (to me) is a gift.
Tri-15 has done its thing, in yielding an Awesome Christmas.

My end of the year wish is that all are well and charting to do better next year.
Just know I’ll always be here and lo, for your good strides I’ll always be happy & cheer!

Today is the first day of the last week of this year – whatever will you do with it?
I’m Qui
Post an Awesome Christmas and Oui! I think 2016 is going to be a #REEL hit!

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I’ll see you in a bit…

Exit – Stage Right

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 2, 2015 at 11:59 am

Lee Andrew Carter August2014We partied at word of his exit – you could feel the love all-on-ya;
he’s a southern boy at heart, so I put on some Jay Electronica.

Exhibit A is the first song that I jammed and then I moved more into
The jams that Sam Cook, Max Roach and James Brown used to do.

Lee Andrew Carter was an OG – TRUE – and I share his genes.
He was a bit of a fashion guru – he kept his hats and boots clean.

You knew when he was on the scene – Entrance: Stage Left
Wisdom from Texas to California and he kept it ‘fresh to death.’

He walked an incredible line.
Scaled lifes wall as if he had an ivory vine.
Those genes are mine.

He taught me a lot about life — “Always on love, do place your bet.”
He was a compassionate man, a soldier, a WWII vet.

A charming man — he maneuvered and contributed to earths scene,
He birthed of his loins Michael Carter, Joe Gordon and Marva Jean.

She was that redheaded queen.

I told her how foxy she was the last time I saw her, here in Cali.
She reminded me of my big sister Yodi and my small framed Daddy.

Lee Andrew had a big impact on the lives of the Gordon 4, I’m kid #2.
We were told awesome tales of how he came, saw and made it through.

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Lee Andrew Carter is at the TOP LEFT hand corner. Qui is located at the bottom middle – right area, wearing a white fur coat.

 

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I first layed eyes on him in 1975.
My fam and I travelled from Texas to the Cali skies
and the world was fine.
Lee Andrew was on shine.
The time was mine.
A babe in his legacy vine.

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I was happy, wide eyed and bushy tailed in a white fur coat.
Chinchilla Qui: eyes are still wide but now a lump in my throat.

The time is still mine but the OG who started this family life
has answered his last call and taken the Exit – Stage Right.

That lump in my throat will dissipate
as I continue to revel in the great

legacy that has been laid out for every child: be it son, friend or grand daughter,
Put on your hats, dickies and/or your sharpest boots for OG LEE ANDREW CARTER.

Integrity. Wisdom. Love and Charm.
Death is a part of life. Ring no new alarms.

Please take your place in this DNA family vine
And represent what he taught ya: It’s MILDEW OR BARBEQUE time.

LA wasn’t about mildew, so I reckon we better get to stepping
in love, honor, integrity and truth – the way Lee Andrew Carter was rep’ing.

When it comes to his legacy, to me: It’s EVERYTHING!

Life is a funny thing. Will she be long or short? Who knows. Maybe.
So I live this thing like I’m a child of the queen; the offspring of ol Moms Mabley

Life is stemporary, live well, love many and LAUGH often.

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In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on December 31, 2013 at 10:43 pm

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I have endearing loved ones residing in the following states,
We’re entering 2014 together though in different zones of space:

Family TIME ZONES

New York just dropped the ball – Texas and Kansas are next.
Lagging in time are Arizona and Cali on their new year connect.

I’m not in a rush. I like partying with you in the hours before.
Different time zones yield me more bang for my party score!

HAPPY NEW YEARS WordPress kin and all that read this feed,
I’m Qui
Praying 2014 is good to thee and that  you prosper & succeed.

Theres no place like home

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

16-Hour Drive takes 16 Months

Gotta love a LEO on script…

After moving to Arizona by way of a 20-foot UHAUL 16-months ago,
I finally went back home to Texas to love on my familial folks.

I intended to visit for a maximum of 7-days
but ended up enjoying a 14-day stay.

Better than good, it was great – to lone star perch,
especially for 2 Sundays in a row at the ROL church.

I’m black – my gospel roots include Shirley Ceasar and Aretha Franklin.
It had been too long since I’d seen the saints praise the lord in holyghost dancin’.

I surrounded myself in good vibes and love the entire time I was there,
then Spirit Airlines delivered me back to AZ in expeditious loving care.

And I must say, it feels good to have the southwest weather back in my hair.
There’s no place like home – and Chandler is fair.

Home sweet home, I’ve returned to my HOA habitat,
I’m Qui
A southern she, who’s quite excited to be back.

Happy Hump Day baby, enjoy it with whoever you’re with.
The day is yours to conquer and score. Today: Go out and WIN!

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OZ The Great and Powerful

OzTheGreatandPowerful_WitchI saw it in 3D and it was very visually entertaining, though the script itself seemed a bit plateaued at times. I think I was most surprised to see the cast of various well known television actors heading up the film and successfully carrying through to the end. Sam Raimi left us prime for the beginnings of The Wizard of Oz; the place Dorothy would later stumble upon in a whirl winded feverish dream.

On a scale from 1-10, I’d give it a 7. Only because, for the amount of time that we sat in the theater, I had way too much time for idle thought. I thought about things like: what I was going to do after the movie, whether or not I’d put too much white cheddar salt on the popcorn and from time to time, I even had fleeting thoughts of making script notes on scenes that could’ve been written more clever.

All in all, it was an enjoyable outing. But then again, I was in the company of some pretty outstanding folk when I saw it, so if I had to rate the outing, I’d give it a solid 10.

Check out a few of the IMBD member reviews,
sometimes it’s good to critic peruse.

It’s good to sit in a theater anytime
and relive the magic of childhood sunshine.

There’s no place like home, it’s the soil that connects us.
I endearingly saw this film, with my kinfolk in Texas.

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I’m a wizardly happy Ms,
I’m Qui

Make this Hump Day a childlike one filled with bliss.

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Out in the field – He starts with Isreal

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President Obama is in Isreal today
A day of work – no vacation play.

A Middle Eastern tour is underway,
and President O is having his say.

Naturally his speeches yields quotes that are remembered in grand,
like: We’re proud to be Isreals “strongest ally and greatest friend.”

Indeed, it is true. Todays visit isn’t about stretching the trace of black oil,
I’m Qui
and I dig the Pres. going abroad, but I prefer he be on American soil.

Michelle will hold the family down while Air Force 1 is on charted roam.
I’m cool with that, (though weary of next-to-succeed stats), still There’s no place like home.

The desert is a lot cooler…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on June 25, 2012 at 11:59 am

Prayer Shade TreeWhen you’re standing under a shade tree.
In my case that shade tree would be PRAYER.

Do you do it?
Are you into it?

I’m living in Arizona, but I’m from the southern T-X.
I’m a spiritual being & praying is what I do best.

I moved from the 3rd Coast to the desert 7 months ago
and have found myself visiting the Dr. for a myriad of whoas.

There’s sinus and asthma and girl-parts to boot.
Im also trying to find a dentist to fix my broken tooth.
Oooo!

There’s homemaking and filmmaking and a kid that cheerleads –
going to a 90210 school filled with Beamers, Mercedes & weed.

Money rules the day, but that doesn’t make it right.
My brain is pulled multi directional – I sleep hard at night.

I’ve always been a praying girl – though I’m even more on the ball.
I’m out here in the desert with no spiritual family at all.

So I started to the feel the heat with no shade tree to retreat.
Then God showed favor upon me and led me to FCC.

FCC is a Christian Center with plenty of prayerful shade.
the F at the beginning of CC immovably stands for “FAITH”.

Alas The desert is a lot cooler – now that a prayer corner has been found.
It’s not a mirage, it’s rooted in God yielding BIG SHADE all around.

ROL Christian Ministries is my beloved shade tree in TX.
Distance is no issue when good PRAYER still connect us.

I believe in the power with all of my might.
ROL fluidly stands for the “RIVER OF LIFE”.

So I’m a praying girl, and it sure helps me out throughout the day,
I’m Qui
Posted up under a shade tree – always happy and ready to pray.

How’s your life? How’s your day?
Are you living in the shade?