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Observations of an Invisible Woman

Getting to Know You…

Since I need to know my readers, we are a family after all, let’s have some fun Q&A. Answer these questions….I’ll go first:

1. My favourite Ice Cream Flavour is: Mint Chocolate Chip

2. My favourite book is: Bitterleaf by Lisa Gregory (romance novel)

3. My favourite movie is : Scarface

4. The thing that pisses me off is: Hypocrisy

5. If I could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, it would be: Morgan Freeman

6. I’ve been in love: Once

7. My most horrible trait is: My temper

8. If I were rich I’d live: In the islands on a farm

9. Do I believe in God? Yes

10. The person who most influenced me positively was: My Mom

Your turn…

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43 thoughts on “Getting to Know You…

  1. Matari on said:

    1. Breyers – Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla
    2. The Shack by William Young
    3. The relatively recent movie where Denzel does a walk-about in an end of the world scenario … good plot, excellent fighting scenes…
    4. Whiteness – Racism – Evil – Extreme Selfishness
    5. Malcolm X
    6. Yep
    7. Solitude – reclusive – giving others MUCH space.. 🙂
    8. Anywhere I want… probably somewhere on lots of beautiful private acreage
    9. Yep
    10. Mom/God

  2. mary burrell on said:

    My favorite ice cream Blue Bunny Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream,My favorite Book:ALL J California Cooper Books, Octativia Butler’s Kindred. My favorite movie: The Green Mile, The Jacksons An American Dream, The thing that pisses me off: bigotry, two-faced people.If icould invite anyone living or deadto dinner:Heavy D, Michael Jackson, Sister Truth Be Told, Brotha Wolf, Jill Scott,India Arie.I’ve been in love :once My most horrible trait temper,If iwere rich In Fern Gully in Jamaica or Tahiti. do I beleve in God yes absolutlely. the person who influenced me positively Mother and Father.

  3. mary burrell on said:

    Oh I want to add one more person to that dinner party Onitaset. Hotep!

  4. Thanks Miss Mary!

  5. tehnoun on said:

    1. Strawberry
    2. Journey to the West (because I’m a history and humanities geek)
    3. Winter Bone
    4. Violence, especially towards children
    5. Oh god, there are hundreds of people I’d invite, and I’m being indecisive as usual and can’t pick between any of them
    6. Still am
    7. My unfriendly, blunt, and grudge bearing attitude
    8. Somewhere secluded, preferably tropical
    9. Not in a particular religion, but I do believe in a god or gods
    10. My girlfriend Renee and our roommate Dennis, for making me a little more bearable for the rest of the world 😉

  6. 1. My favourite Ice Cream Flavour is: Chocolate

    2. My favourite book is: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

    3. My favourite movie is : The End of Evangelion

    4. The thing that pisses me off is: America

    5. If I could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, it would be: Melyssa Ford

    6. I’ve been in love: Never

    7. My most horrible trait is: My temper

    8. If I were rich I’d live: In a secluded island

    9. Do I believe in God? Not always

    10. The person who most influenced me positively was: My Dad

  7. Brothawolf:

    I have that book but have not read it yet…

  8. It’s very informative in so many ways.

  9. Favorite ice cream flavor: butter pecan

    Favorite book: the Biological Basis of Disease by Robbins et al. What can I say, I’m a school nerd!

    Favorite movie: Coma, I think it’s just a matter of time before what happens in this movie comes to light.

    What pisses me off about America: Institutional racism.

    I’ve been in love: ALWAYS, even when I was alone.

    Worst trait: Bluntness

    If I were rich, I’d live in the land of my one branch of my ancestors, in Trinidad!

    I believe in God always, man ain’t never been smart enough to create all this ‘ish on his own.

    The person who most influenced me positively was my grandmother who due to racism in the 1910’s, could only get as far as ninth grade in school. But who told me to keep going to school until I became a Doctor.

    Word.

  10. Opps, that should be pathological basis of disease!

  11. I’ve been in love once but I’m always in Romance!

  12. Nakale on said:

    1. My favorite ice cream flavor is Cookies and Cream.

    2. My favorite book is Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado.

    3. My favorite movie is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

    4. The thing that pisses me off is people with a superiority complex.

    5. I would invite Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for dinner.

    6. I am currently in love for the first time with the man who is now my husband.

    7. My horrible trait is my moodiness.

    8. If I were rich, I would live in Ghana.

    9. Yes, I believe in God.

    10. The person who most influenced me positively is my grandmother.

  13. phoebeprunelle on said:

    1. Cherries Jubilee (if and when i can find it)

    2. On Beauty (Zadie Smith)

    3. Lemming (et.al French films)

    4. Fakeness (of any kind including but not limited to flowers)

    5. Sharon Draper

    6. Once before now

    7. Nail and lip biting

    8. A rose cottage outside North west Province SA

    9. Yes and No. (it’s complicated)

    10. My Grandmother

  14. phoebeprunelle on said:

    Also may i add Truth that I am a Taurus, with Cancer rising and a moon in Pisces.

    Yet my body type, temperament, and habits mirror my moon sign.

  15. Phoebes

    I’m a Pisces woman on the cusp of Aries. I’m emotional, warm, empathetic and forgiving…all with a damn fierce temper. And stubborn as a bloody mule!

  16. Here goes:

    1) Pistachio
    2) Things Fall Apart -Chinua Achebe
    3) The Color Purple
    4) Passive Agressive Types
    5) Toss up between Albert Einstein and Richard Pryor
    6) Currently
    7)My Temper
    8) Somewhere hot by the ocean
    9) Yes
    10) My mum and dad. In different ways but they have influenced me equally.

    I’m a Taurus with an Aries rising so I’m energetic, a natural leader, charming, creative and stubborn. Which is just a nice way of saying I’m bossy 🙂

  17. Gat Turner on said:

    I’m a long time lurker but I am familiar with many of you and feel like I already know you. So here’s me.

    1. Praline & Cream
    2. Black Empire _ George Shuyler
    3. The Matrix
    4. White supremacy
    5. Jesus the Christ…man do I have questions for him!
    6. 3 Times
    7. I can get medieval when pissed
    8. Africa
    9. God is my peeps
    10. My Great grandmother

  18. Nice to meet you, sir! Welcome and feel free to join in our difficult yet necessary discussions.

  19. I notice temperament named a LOT for worst traits and it was mine too until I turned 40 years ago.

    My only response to as a person interested in addressing Heath disparities, is to remind everyone that bad tempers literally KILLS black folks everyday. Heart attacks, strokes, and even cancer ALL related having bad tempers.

    Okay, soapbox dismounted and if anyone is offended, too bad! This is serious!

  20. No offense. It’s true. Bad tempers come from not having any more patience for the bullshit.

    I know that my temper flared when dealing with supremacist shit, the subtle back-handed compliments, the subtle racist comments where you’re supposed to grin and “bear it.”

    I know my temper can be beastly, but I’m trying to control it.

    And please speak freely on my blog, Dr. That’s why we’re here.

  21. phoebeprunelle on said:

    OOOPPPs!

    On my #8, make that tuberose cottage outside North west province SA.

  22. I could kick it with Heavy D, Michael Jackson, Truthbetold, Brothawolf, Jill Scott and Mary Burrell. Just tell me the date.

  23. Favorite Ice Cream: None. I joined the anti-consumerist movement a long, long time ago.

    Favorite Book: The first book that I wrote.

    Favorite Movie: None. Same as for Ice-cream.

    The thing that pisses me off is: Nothing. I finally ‘expect’ the ‘unexpected.’

    If I could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, it would be: Someone who pays the tab. 🙂

    I’ve been in love: Often. I love our people.

    My most horrible trait is: A part of who I am ergo simultaneously my best trait.

    If I were rich I’d live: In Africa within a Prosperous, Independent African Community.

    Do you believe in God: Yes

    The person who most influenced me positively: Me Mum.

  24. Don’t you just HATE the subtle back handed comments which are IMHO, are fronts for being passive aggressive??? I absolutely DESPISE cowards and there’s nothing more cowardly than being passive aggressive!!!!! URGH!!!!

    Okay, woo-saaaaaaaaaa, LOL!!!!!!

  25. 1. My favourite Ice Cream Flavour is: Haagen Daz Rum Raisin

    2. My favourite book is:

    3. My favourite movie is : A Kiss of Chaos starring Judy Marte

    4. The thing that pisses me off is: Unnecessary loudness

    5. If I could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, it would be: My ex-girlfriend

    6. I’ve been in love: Currently

    7. My most horrible trait is: Stubbornness

    8. If I were rich I’d live: On a farm in Upstate NY

    9. Do I believe in God? Yes

    10. The person who most influenced me positively was: My Mom

    Fun post!

  26. Glad you like it.

  27. 1. My favourite Ice Cream Flavour is: it used to be Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie, but the sugar will kill you. Yes….I am party pooper and so is racism/white supremacy.

    2. My favourite book is: Conformation

    3. My favourite movie is : Snatch

    4. The thing that pisses me off is: Slow people–be that driving or anything else.

    5. If I could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, it would be: Malcolm X

    6. I’ve been in love: yes, it’s the best feeling on this planet.

    7. My most horrible trait is: I have zero patience and I can be nasty and mean.

    8. If I were rich I’d live: In space

    9. Do I believe in God? Certainly, the Most High is real.

    10. The person who most influenced me positively was: That would have to be myself. I looked death in the face and lived to tell about it.

  28. Jesus:

    I love snatch! The Brad Pitt character is the bomb!

  29. Ice cream is for pussies
    Actually a chapter – The Grand Inquisitor by Dostoevsky
    I’d like to meet Jesus, see above book.
    Movie -Tie: Grave of the Fireflies and Heat
    “Good Black men” and ghetto trash piss me off the most
    My worse trait is that I’m a bastard
    I have no intention of ever being in love, I am not a pussy.
    If I were rich, I’d live on a sailboat.

  30. Heat was exceptional. Um….Satan? You need Jesus.

  31. SomeGuy on said:

    1. My favourite Ice Cream Flavor is: Chocolate Chip Mint

    2. My favourite book is: Spandau: The Secret Diaries by Albert Speer

    3. My favourite film is : Schindler’s List

    4. The thing that pisses me off is: Liars

    5. If I could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, it would be: My Paternal Grandfather

    6. I’ve been in love: probably never

    7. My most horrible trait is: My apathy

    8. If I were rich I’d live: In the boondocks of Virginia

    9. Do I believe in God? I’m agnostic

    10. The person who most influenced me positively was: My oldest friend

  32. What, you don’t like sailboats?

  33. Also may i add Truth,

    That i cannot live without the following: coffee, champagne, lipstick and yogurt.

    I know i sound very superficial and materialistic, but i just can’t help it. 🙂

  34. LOL! I love coffee, especially, Blue Mountain and Kona.

  35. hmmmm yum. You’re an organic girl.

    I guess that’s were i’m not so sophisticated; i take Folgers and when i’m desperate, NesCafe. hehehe:-)

  36. LOL!!! Phoebes, try growing your own coffee and chocolate. You’ll never go back to Folgers. I believe Africans should stop giving our money to white organizations and shop within our own stores.

    Did you know in Tulsa, before the bombing, black money circulated between 10-15 times? The same as Jewish money. We were millionaires!!!!

    We can do it again. But stop buying from them. I’m going to write a post to plead…no beg…us Africans to stop spending money on foolishness and open our own businesses. My own family member has his own business right in his own basement! Yes, it’s tough with the economy but when things were good…he was good. Sorry I ranted.

  37. LOL!!! You sly thing….

  38. Babael on said:

    1. My favorite Ice Cream Flavour is: Chocolate

    2. My favourite book is: I have a few I like, but I haven’t really found a ‘favorite’ yet. I’m currently reading “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present,” by Harriet A. Washington.

    3. My favourite movie is: The Lion King, I’m a sucker for cartoons.

    4. The thing that pisses me off is: Hypocrisy, white/male supremacy, and the health disparity that continues to grow within communities of color.

    5. If I could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, it would be: Malcolm X or Huey Newton.

    6. I’ve been in love: A couple times.

    7. My most horrible trait is: Procrastination.

    8. If I were rich I’d live: Relatively close to the groups of people I want to help when I become a practicing physician.

    9. Do I believe in God? Yes, how could I not with all he’s done for me.

    10. The person who most influenced me positively was: My mother, grandmother, and grandfather.

  39. Truth,

    Are you going to remove my comments in great white hope?

    I mean if you don’t mind.

  40. I responded no. not as finger pointing but as a tool to understand why this subject bothers us all.

    I will however do a follow up post on:

    Black women and white men
    Are black women to blame for black men wanting white women.

    I’m not angry or hurt or shocked at the raw emotion here. It hurts but we need to talk about it.

  41. Darlene Davis on said:

    1. My favourite Ice Cream Flavour is: Chocolate Chip

    2. My favourite book is: Toss up b/w The Pilgrims Regress and Suprised By Joy

    3. My favourite movie is : A-Team

    4. The thing that pisses me off is: Cowardice and Lying

    5. If I could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, it would be: Ravi Zacharias

    6. I’ve been in love: Twice

    7. My most horrible trait is: Procrastination

    8. If I were rich I’d live: On a mountain top in the islands

    9. Do I believe in God? Yes

    10. The person who most influenced me positively was: My Mom

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