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A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 10, 2017 at 5:24 am
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Seeds of wisdom

The bed you make may be your own.
Consequences matter from a kid all the way to grown.

Be quick to apologize if you’re the one in the wrong
and always pay royalties if you use other artists words to make songs.

That’s just good advice 
if you want to avoid a drama-filled life.

Me? I’m doing quite alright. I’m always digging the wiser say.
Anytime that you may find  me “quiet to the riot” I’m usually in Proverbs phase:

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To myself and others, I always say:
Pick and choose your battles and be clear about your plight.
Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

Aggression is aggression, there is no such thing as a “slight.”
Again, Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

img_4439A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today
Is nothing more, really – than COMMON SENSE in your face.

If you’re in the car but not behind the wheel – I suggest you pray.
Especially if the drivers skill are comparable to the roller coaster: Run Away.

As in old, herky-jerky, extreme sharp turns and full of thwarted thrills.
Click the roller coaster link; the Run Away is real. 🙂

Remember that a roller coaster ride is limited to its designated tracks,
walk your journey, know your road, don’t be side-tracked by this and that.

The world stage is too big for any type of menial tit for tat,
so if you have issue with your brother — please leave it at that.

Do not go global, do not take to Twitter or Facebook.
Take it God and maybe your best friend, then jot it in a journal book.
Lock it up so that your counters don’t take a look.

That’s A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today…
All of your thoughts need not be aired. Some – you can put away.

However, if you’re all about healing the world, what ails the people or unity on a whole,
Hit-up your girl, Qui. To me, that’s Project: GOLD. I’m always down to positively affect the soul.

Good morning to you, be on your wisest beat,
I’m Qui
On this griot 1-2-3 sewing wisdom in relative seeds.

Plant. Grow. Eat.
It makes sense.

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Hump WHAT?

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 30, 2016 at 5:49 am

output_ju99swSo at the end of September, I’m sure that I did mention
that my “residential feel” would undergo a new rendition.

I moved out of the awesome vacation-model-like home that I was renting and into a condo
because I’ve been in Phoenix 5-years and felt it was time to “LOOK TO BUY A HOME” – yo.

So I went onto ZILLOW and began saving homes I liked.
The homes were good looking, but the prices were a little spiked.

I didn’t like the prices, but what of them? I know what I like,
and if I have to pay a little more to get my perfect score – then bring on “the spike.”

That was in September…
how well do I remember.

So I was continuing my home search, because I’ve only signed a year lease
and my home saving searches on Zillow had been a breath of slow release,

Until early last week when my email was suddenly filling with mail
of Homeowners jumping ship and putting their homes up for sale.

At first I thought it was just ARIZONA or doth Trump nationally vex us?
Thereafter emails started growing of HOMES being dumped FOR SALE in TEXAS.

What the what-what? What is going on here?
And those sharp price spikes – are receiving quite the shear.

Are you watching the Real Estate market? Are you seeing the same?
Folks are not feeling our pending instability – an economic bust would be most lame.

Well dear fam, THIS is the game.
Folks are dumping their domestic assets and with no shame.

I’m beginning to worry a little because the price slashing is cray
one Zillow notice informed me that an AZ home dropped by 50K!

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50K Home Price Reduction in Mesa, AZ

Hey! This is no way to start the elects new term.
But the last time we had a Republican president HOME OWNERS got burned.

Folks aren’t stupid – they have learned and YES — it’s too soon.
But for some reason Trump supporters thought he’d get into office and there’d be a housing boom!

Don’t “Boo!”  but click any of the Zillow homes that I have linked.
Home owners don’t wanna — because they’ve just come up from a sink.

My word and here am I, or so I was –  “Zillow shopping.”
Now I’m thinking I may be here a while and not residence hopping.

Hm? What do you think is going on, I mean what in the hell?
Either folks are scared of Trump or he’s sponsoring THE BIGGEST REAL ESTATE SALE.

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I don’t know, I’m just observing yo – I’m taking this day to do more research bumping.
I’m Qui
That #KnowledgeThirsty-She, and like I said, there’ll be no quick residence jumping.

I lost my home in 2011 after my job outsourced in 2008.
Being played a pawn for a second time is not at all my way to play.

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HUMP OBSERVATION
Today.

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A MORE Fulfilled MONDAY

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on September 5, 2016 at 5:09 am

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Good morning
, good morning! Whatever will we chat about?
LIFE is MOVING FAST, we better have a blast
before the lights go out.

Today my desk is full of many posted notes,
but not HOT lucrative leads, mostly of interesting folk.

Relating to people is where I learn the most.
And if you’re not careful, relativity will up and get ‘ghost.
You know?

You gotta “stay-on-it,” YO! You have to
if you intend to be a much more fulfilled you.

Dimensions are added as character is built.
There’s nuggets of gold in the wisdom of passing folk
Please DO TAKE TIME to sift.

That’s what sets us apart from others, what we find in the sift.
Don’t assume that clump is a bump of mud – dust it off, it may be your gift.

How’s your vision? How do you see most unforseen things?
Is that a hunk of metal or is a pile of unpolished rings?

Look a little closer. You must. Therein lies the truth,
It’s that thing that you’ve been missing, that thing that completes you.

Ah! It’s just a suggestion that I’m tossing out in griot say,
but on the real if you give it a moment of thought you may reap

A MORE Fulfilled MONDAY

I’m not gonna go all Donald Trump on ya’ and say “What have you got to lose,”
I’m Qui
Life is full of awesome options, remember to use wisdom on each ‘pick and choose.’

MONDAY is metaphor for NEW START. It is an opportunity.

Thanks for stopping by on this Monday. I appreciate you vibing me.
XOXO.

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GOOD Eating – a FULFILLING Reason

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Please do not confuse GOOD Eating with #CleanEating. The two are on almost on opposite ends of the menu spectrum. GOOD Eating consists of stuff like Texas smoked BBQ, Gumbo, CAJUN SAUSAGE-POTATO SOUP, and the likes. Good eating is the stuff that’s good for your soul. #CleanEating is what I’m doing. This consists of grilled chicken, fish, shrimp or sirloin steak. All pretty great options, but no carbs fat and sugar are allowed. After eating like this for a prolonged period your body almost feels new and this diet by far is the way to go long term. However, there’s still room for GOOD Eating, in moderation.

How are you feeling today on “moderation?” Me, personally, I am still eating clean so I can’t partake in the meal that comes to mind but I’d love to get in the kitchen and whip it up for you. On second thought, it only takes 30-minutes total from prep time to serve. If you’re up for GOOD Eating, this recipe should FULFILL your desire. Pull out your apron and wash your hands. It’s time to get busy.

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GRILL Away on LABOR DAY

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HAPPY LABOR DAY! It’s so good to have a day of appreciation for all of your labor. Thinking about firing up the grill today? DO IT. Clean eating demands that I do it  daily. Still good eating. YES!  But isn’t LABOR DAY dubbed ‘the last real grilling holiday,” (not withstanding mandatory tailgating during NFL season)?  So by all means break out the grill and lets get some smoke in the air!

Stumped on the menu? I’ve got your back. The other day I was in the checkout line and picked up a Woman’s World magazine — because I’m a woman and THAT’S what I do — it was chalk full of Labor day grilling recipes. There’s one for Barbequed Spare Ribs, Philly-Style Steak Sandwiches with Grilled Onions and Provolone, Beer Marinated BBQ chicken, Blue Cheese Burgers with Red Wine Onions and Hot Dogs with Avocado Salsa and Sour Cream.

Again, I’m eating clean, so it’ll likely be grilled chicken for moi, but don’t let that stop you. MANGIA!

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Jot down HOW TO achieve these:

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With that, I only have three more things to say,
I’m Qui

I love thee and
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Sipping…

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on August 22, 2016 at 12:28 am

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Life is full of apples, pears, bananas and lemon trees
butterflies, knats, flies, mosquitos and bees.

All belong to nature and work well together
most strive in spring and summer, vacating during winter weather.

Ah. You’ve gotta love the variety of nature for it shapes the spices of life.
Like your bouquet of family and friends – some bear love and some yield strife.

You embrace the status quo, because it is the constant that is always given
and that’s cool, if you do – but don’t let it alter your productive livin.’

Thank God for the honey, then cut and slice those lemons
and put them in a cup of hot water and receive your healin.’

Sip those darn lemons slow and let them benefit you.
Then make a nice bowl of sliced and cut-up mixed fruit.

It really is ALL GOOD – if you know what to do with each one.
Some you’ll keep for love and some you’ll lose after the fun.

Life is quite lovely and flavorful because of its many fruits.
Trees will come and go though you’re DNA code remains your roots.

If you find a familial tree whose fruit suits not your taste,
It’s not your tree, so let it be and carry on with grace.

Embrace what you learn and don’t forget to always open up to love;
Observe the green of your produce; vibrate higher – expand towards the sun.

You can infuse any fruit with water, be it the meat sweet or sour.
I take the fruits that life gives me and juice them with prayer power.

Mmmmm. Good stuff.

I love to sip those lemons and sauce-the-apples when I can,
I’m Qui
Quite fond of the various fruits of the land.
The good and the bad go hand-in-hand.

#SipWisdom

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The ORANGE August MOON

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on August 8, 2016 at 4:48 am

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Surely you know the song. I love it and I can’t wait to jam it again on August 18th. August 18th is the next day that The ORANGE MOON will be in Phoenix. How beautiful it is. I’m not at all superstitious or know of any wives tales connecting to it, I am merely a fan of its visual beauty. I can’t wait to see it again. Its next debut will be 3-days after my birthday. That’s right internet fam’ – it’s LEO SEASON and I’m on the reflect. Reflecting you…

How good it is
How good it is
How good it is
How God is.

MEOW.
Good morning baby. Life is good.
Thanks for dropping by my hood.
Comprehend the moves – so that they are understood.leo_tongue-passion
Then whittle what you want out of LIFE – craft it, like it’s wood.
You can do it I’m duly watching.
And unless God calls ya home — ain’t no stopping.

RAWR.
Be bold in your moves after careful consideration.
Don’t let emotions be the thing that leads you your chief relation.
Be a general in this thing, recognize all moves and place your bet.
Push on towards #TheWin and keeps your lobes wet.
Whatever it is that you want out of LIFE, you have the authority to go and get.
Time is of the essence and non-refundable. Are you ready? Get on you mark, get set…

CIAO.
Once the race has begun for that thing that you want out of LIFE
remember nothing worth having will come for a short or FREE price.
That includes love. It doesn’t cost money, but it does cost your earnest time.
Time is non-refundable and Love is free —  but costs more than dimes.

Don’t forget it.
If it weren’t true, I wouldn’t have spit it.
LIFE is at hand. You best go and GET IT.
Evolution puts you on top. Be brave -Don’t fret it.

Today is a new day and I’m happy about it fam,’
I’m Qui
It’s #LeoSeason and I feel — I’ve got every reason
to let my hair down and not give a damn! 😀

However, this is not that time for me. Today I’ll  just post my say.
I’ll “not give a damn and let my hair down” on my beloved birthday.

In the meantime I’m rocking the tunes of the Orange Moon.
This season brings with it a jazzy swoon.

#Smile @ me.

 

The REEL PLAYERS

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on June 27, 2016 at 7:34 am

FilmProjector_ReelTapeGood morning! Good morning! How did you sleep last night?
I slept like a baby – the regeneration was out of sight!

I woke up in good health and thinking about you.
I was sensing the world; being aware of her views…

Thinking about #Brexit and the rip that will need healing.
Leaving the EU is something new – the economics will require dealing.

People are confused, not sure and turned around…
Life as you knew it is gone – plummeting quickly is the pound.

Yes sir, CHANGE is going down, careful not to follow Britain into a rut.
Careful not to vote out of “wishful thinking” and get bitten in the butt.

The world is an operating force, there are checks and balances to be met.
Trump is fingering the surface with ignorance and certain people are getting wet.

Wet off of the promise of nothing; No condom (cautious) poking here.
The world is being served a hard and raw shaft – full of overt hate and fear.

It’s a real issue. It’s nothing to scoff or to cough at.
Take it to the streets, educate the minds of the weak and whip them into shape to bat.

It’s almost time to vote – we each have to step up to the plate, hon.
You want to be informed and not side-show charmed to hit a “country stability‘ home run.

Hillary Clinton is not perfect. Oh no!
That’s why this isn’t “The Hillary Clinton Show.”

This is a plea from me to you to pay close attention.
#Brexit is the event that deserves your understanding – thus my mention.

Now without further ado, I’d like to introduce todays REEL PLAYERS to you:
I’ve composed for you some educational and a grammatical/comical view.

Take a gander, stop and pander, you may learn a thing or two.
Now about the first guy… Ooo!

Jesse Williams, Actor/Activist, BET AWARD recipient is my hero:

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http://www.lovebscott.com/news/watch-jesse-williams-delivers-an-incredibly-powerful-acceptance-speech-at-the-2016-bet-awards-video

van-jones-brexitLet’s talk about #BREXIT. What has happen here?  Van Jones explains:

 

https://www.facebook.com/vanjones/videos/10154278077469910/

Speak Your Mind:

12961660_490934724430471_380647148955059245_nIn #TheHood it may not always be good but #Wisdom is definitely understood, check out Black Ankwakenings broadcast of  Ms. Love Dorsey as she tackles the topic of socio-conditioned relationship toxicities:

https://www.facebook.com/Blackankhwakening /videos/493434087522578/

Love Dorsey speaks her mind and while her accent is southern strong, her wisdom isn’t wrong.  Her accent is kind of entertaining but not as much as the facial expressions on the face of the dude to the left in the next video.  You’ve gotta laugh at history and those Ethopian kings that we revere as, um, what’s the word? The sound of it is kind of silently hilarious – check out Chilli69Palmers response to Andrew Lay’s spelling bee dilema:

And so, there you go! All is not bad, just take your time and spell it out,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, let’s make history, share a video and help someone else out.

Who knows — the gesture may save YOUR FUTURE in the end.

Hump THIS

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on May 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

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It’s mid-week at this point and I’m running at full speed.
I’m over here nourishing; a planter, I sew seeds

of good deeds and encouraging measures.
Those coming after us are tomorrows treasures.

Dare we lose sight?
Treat them wrong and they won’t return right.
Share with them your “good welfare” plight
and let them know you are a cheerleader in their life…

If they do not know.
Tomorrow wears a brave face – hoping their disparity will not show.

Open up your third eye, turn around and help those soul behind you.
You don’t have to be well versed in everything… for this one thing you can do.

HUMP THAT.
Hop onto the “positivity train” and track that.

Pick up relativity and help to move them along.
Friends don’t let friends reside in a sad song.

Misery may love company and company you are.
Don’t let misery encroach on your character – remain the shining star.

People talk to you because you are wise. They feel free to approach you and dump.
Thank God that they turned to you for LIGHT – for this is great news to HUMP.

Jump on it. Don’t miss a positive seed sewing opportunity.
I know you have it within you – look how long you’ve been hanging with me. 😀


Humping positivity
is key and Qui is my name.
Happy Hump Day baby – make it a WINS DAY not a maybe, 
for anything else would be a waste and a shame.

My Monday piece…

In Griot, Self Improvement on May 23, 2016 at 6:28 am

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Did you read it?
Now heed it.

If you GET IT,
don’t forget it.

Wisdom comes in spades and I just gave you one,
I’m Qui
Go out there, Smile, Love, LIVE and Have Fun!

This is My Monday PIECE:

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Oshea’s Tight Fade at the BARBERSHOP

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement on April 18, 2016 at 2:34 am

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Saturday was opening night for Ice Cubes BARBERSHOP.
I pre-purchased tickets online – early and attendance was hot!

Our show was to start at 6:45, I arrived at 6.
There was no seat for: Qui, party of 3 – in the mix.

So I changed my ticket time to 7:30 and found my seat early, by 7pm.
It was Qui’s party of 3 and a packed house of fans before the lights could dim.

I’m in Phoenix where black films don’t arrive on a whim, so I was glad that we all turned out
to see what Oshea’s Tight Fade at the BARBERSHOP was all about.

We loved ❤ and laughed outloud.
The audience was a 75/25 crowd.

75% of viewers were black and heavily family oriented too.
Behind me, (2nd to last row) was reserved for ‘every one’s offspring crew.’

Teens sat in the rear – a place that used to be reserved for ‘adult clout’
I thought they’d be noisy but their parents threatened to ‘bust their mouths.’

I snickered but I didn’t laugh out loud.
I remember when I was a part of the ‘young adult’ crowd.

Anyhow, back to the BARBERSHOP – I liked the direction of course
that Ice Cube took us on. #WisdomEvolved was on sport.

We’ve all seen BARBERSHOP before, this is Oshea’s 3rd tight time in the chair.
I loved the information dropped, the ideas sparked; relations made with care.

It wasn’t a “funny show” nor a show of “no substance.”
You’ll be disappointed if you’re looking for “entertainment about nothing.”

Topics were running and though there was some brief gang gunning
the point in the end was “we’ve got to control” black violence hunting.

The BARBERSHOP is a place of honesty with very little sugar and honey.
And though the film was a good time to relate to – it was still very funny.

It was good. The theater was quiet.
No one objected the truth and there were no riots.

The crowd was largely black with a few whites – each person an Oshea fan.
We laughed and gasped in unity. We took our cuts from the BARBERSHOP’s hand.

Charlie_TelphyEve did a good job and Common showed up – again.
Charlie Telphy from Black-ish was there too. You know that’s my friend.

Nikki Minaj was in the film, and played a pretty important role.
She was the beautician who’s lonely and wishing — she was ’bout to sell her soul.

No, not to the devil, though her character could have used a shahman.
Nik was trying to come between the character union of Eve and Common.

It was cheap, it was real and it happens all of the time.
Common’s troubles at home was an inroad to roam and Nikki had a lonely behind.

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Eve was looking to put Nik’s characters eye on shine when she caught ‘them’ [hubby + coworker] in a compromising position.
To make a long story short, Nikki wanted a feeling to court– but Common wasn’t up for grant within.’

Dirt dishin?‘  I sure am, but like I said the script was strong.
It was less about ‘a blaseh time’ and more about our current song.

Our current communal and social situation song; Topics were HOT!
I’m Qui
Rubbing my hands all over Osheas Tight Fade at the BARBERSHOP.

Have you seen it? Go on out and see it for yourself.
Oshea is trying to make a difference – in addition to getting that wealth!

I love it!
#ForReel

Yoda and Yoga

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

The two have more in common than just the sound of their name. Both are in a relationship with the force of the body and wisdom. I’m not a die hard STAR WARS fan but I do love Yoda.

When nine hundred years old you reach, look as good you will not.”

Yoda, Return of the Jedi

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Very true that quote is, which is exactly why I’m on the chase to sculpt my body into
something fantastic this year. I’m quite excited fitness. I’ve been working out on an average of 6-days a week. I could probably stand to cut back, but honestly, it’s not strenuous workouts. I hone an elliptical machine for no less than 65-minutes straight each morning. If the latter of the day permits me time, I squeeze in an even lower impact 20 (+) additional minutes– (moderate walking speed). The elliptical machine works my arms and legs simultaneously and the caloric burn is unreal. So I wasn’t put off when I started to get a little lower back aggravation.
Working out 6-days a week is nothing to scoff at.
The lower back pain wasn’t persistent or too, too bad, but it was often enough for me to start researching stretches and things I could possibly do to alleviate it. Because the elliptical machine works both the upper body and lower, I’m also experiencing muscle tightness in my shoulders and between my blades. It doesn’t help that I naturally hold tension in my shoulders. There is no room for additional taut in my trapezius muscles.

It is wise to know thy body, Yoda is right. In search of non-medicated muscle relief (so that I can get back to my fun and awesome workouts), I came across many suggestions of muscle stretching and lengthening via Yoga. I’m all in!

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If wisdom is on the table – I’m trying to eat it.
Once knowledge is conquered, I’m down to seed it.

I’m glad you dropped by and decided to read it.
Yoda and Yoga are categorized wisdom. I need it.

Yoda and Yoga are my go-to’s when I’m looking to dimensionally elongate,
I’m Qui
Happy Tuesday to thee – I’m scheduled to write on Hump Day – but I just couldn’t wait. 😀