Monday, April 25, 2005

You Got The Questions...I Got The Answers...

Christen said...

Where do you see yourself in the next 7 years? (sorry 7 is my fave number lol)

In 7 years I see myself working at a four year university in the agent of student affairs…I want to be the cool cat with the big office…I love the college atsmosphere…Having the oppurtunity to mold students is one of the most rewarding occupation our society has to offer…I see myself married to a very special woman…I see a few kids playing…Talking about “daddy”…I just see blessings…And I thank him in advance…You know what I mean…And its not about 7…It’s about “4”…Cause we are 4real about ours…LOL…

Golden said...

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Wearing sh!t like this…


e M I A 6 said...
Name 3 things you wish you hadn't done today.

-Slept under the air vent in my apartment…I’m sniffling now…
-Start my morning without my Quiet-Time…Usually if I don’t I feel spiritually drained before lunch…So I need to disappear for a few so I can talk to the MAN…Just to check in…
-Wish I would have worn a long sleeve shirt cause the temp has dropped!

Who is your favorite character on The Simpsons?

Apu Nahasapeemapetilon…He’s a hustla…He gets stuff done any means necessary…


Kentesheia LaSha said...

What does the 'g' stand for in G. Cornelius stand for?


Gerald…

What do you do to pass the time away?

Live life…Enjoy myself…I don’t do anything in particular…One day I might go to the park and read…Some days I go spend money at the mall…It just depend on how I feel that day…

Tell us some of the best advise you NEVER got?

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.” Erica Jong

Toya said...

What made you decide to become a member of Phi Beta Sigma?

I mean why not? It’s the summation of everything…I grew up around Sigmas my whole life…In my family tree that is all you see are MEN of the Blue and White (1 Alpha & 1 Kappa…But they are outcast at family reunion time…Just playin’…)…They didn’t force Sigma on me, they just showed me through action what a Sigma man was…I did my research on all organzations…I saw a lot of sh!t dealing with egos and stereotypes…And that wasn’t me…But when I researched Sigma I saw a group of men with different ideas of success to form one major goal…And it didn’t help out the situation when I researched members of the organization and I ran up on names like Alain Leroy Locke, James Weldon Johnson, Les Brown, John Lewis, Huey P. Newton, Kwame Nkurumah, “your” Harold Washington, A. Philip Randolph, Emmitt Smith, Blair Underwood…And the list keeps on going…And what sealed the deal was the bruhs of the “Devastating” Delta Nu Chapter at the University of Memphis…When I got to campus they were everywhere doing everything…RAs…Student Activities President…SGA…Football team…Basketball team…Track…Band…Orientation Guides…Any organization they had it covered…46 deep on campus…And growing…And they were and still the crunkest and coolest cats on the yard…No egos…The other organization were too busy doing nothing to be about something…And all of the rest had the nerve to try to jock when I came in as a freshmen…Talking about I know you want to be a “Kappa”…Come kicking with the “Ques”…If you want to go some where in your life you need to become a “Alpha” man…And the Sigmas didn’t come to me like that they just wanted to be my friends…Help me out on campus…And the rest of them cats were sick when I crossed Sigma…Cause the campus ws already on lock…And then SP 01 just killed it!Do

You want kids and do you think you'll make a good father if so?

Of course I want kids…I just hope and pray that I make a good father…I hate to sound like that Saturn commercial but “my dad was that father and I want to be that father too”…I want to be that father that all the kids thinks is cool…I want to show my son how to do stuff around the house, play catch, go fishing…You know the father son stuff…I also want to teach him how to cherish and protect his mother and his siters…I want to show my daughters what to expect in a man when they get of that age…I want to take them out on daddy dates so they can understand the things they need to know about guys cause most of us don’t have it all…I also want to play catch with them…Teach them stuff on the piano…I just want to be that dad…But I just don’t know sometimes…I’m scared that I want be the dad I want to be…Its human…

What's your top 3 favorite movies, songs, tv show, books, and food of all time?

-Movies-“Love Jones”, “Harlem Nights”, & “Field of Dreams”
-Songs-“For All We Know” Donny Hathaway, "Liberation" Outkast, & “Lord Make Me Over Again” Tonex…But there are so many more that are in my favorite song category…
-TV Show-“Martin”, anything “Real World”, and SportsCenter/Daily Show
-Books-“THE BIBLE”, “The Mis-Education of The Negro” Carter G., & “NIGGER” Randall Kennedy (But there are so many more I can put right here too…)
-Food-Catfish, Chicken (any way), & Sushi (Thanks Steph)

Jazz said...

What's your major?

My major was African and African American Studies with a concentration in Social & Behavioral Studies…

What are your grades like?

Depends on the season…Just playing…Thry were cool…

What the hell were you doing that whole month or two when you weren't posting updates?

I went on a journey in my life were I just needed some time to clear my head…Something was just wrong with the ways things were going…I was drained…I need some time to put together some items in my life…I’m still working on some stuff but I can see at the end of the tunnel…You know what I’m saying…

What's the lamest thing you have ever done in your life?

You would be the one to aske that question...I can’t really call it lame but it was one of the most embarassing things…In the SP 01 my friend needed another model to finish his portfolio for the semester…So he asked me to help him out cause this other cat skipped out on him so…He begged me to do it so I told him cool…Here is a picture that haven’t been touched…I’m so embarassed of this…

Well I told you that I pledge in SP 01…I was on line (can’t you tell from the head and no facial hair)…I didn’t know that he had to show this portfolio to his entire class…Well my DP girlfriend was in that class…She knew who I was…Just put it like this I got clowned for the longest…They still clown me til this day…

Berry said...

Your favorite pic of you and the first lady


The reason that I like this picture is because my I stole it from my mother…That was the weekend I was home to go to a funeral (my grandmother)…It was a very emotional weekend…That was the weekend I really understood how much she loved me…She told me that she felt my spirit at the funeral…I truly know what the words “When I cry, You Cry, We Cry Together”…

How you manage to keep your long distance relationship "fresh"

#1 is to keep prayer in your life…Have a prayer life together…Long Distance Relationship are so crazy at times because you are stuck in point that things are like a cycle sometimes…I’ve learned that you have to be creative…But long distance relationship give you time to do things on a individual basis…Like I sometimes go to the river front for sun set…And I think to myself how great this would be if Steph was here…And that makes me respect and appreciate her a lot more…That makes my love grow stronger…And sometimes when I go shopping I see stuff that she would look good in and I can’t help but to buy it…Just be creative…Don’t spend time arguing over stupid sh!t when you see each other…Cherish every moment you have…And make sure that you can keep your focus on the end product…I would rather go through this world with Steph than without…She’s my earth-angel…


Top music IYO right now

-“Street Disciple” Nas
- “Bitches Brew” Miles Davis
-“Something To Be” Rob Thomas
-“ Aquemini” Outkast
- “AZ Decade” AZ
-“In Between Dreams” Jack Johnson
-“Soul Unseen” (It’s a spoken word cd…Kinda dope…)
-“Already Platinum” Slim Thug (its hurtin’ town…I grew up on 3rd coast…)
-“Out the Box” Tonex

Suezette said...

Boxers or Briefs?

Boxer-briefs

Have you heard any replies from your graduate apps?

Yes I have…Not going so well…All talking about the same thing…My GRE score…Still waiting on my last one…I applied for this job in Nashville at Vanderbilt University as the Assistant Director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Culture Center…Waiting for them to get back at me…If I get that…I’m gone…Just keeping praying for me…

Mata Hari said...

Do you consider yourself Metrosexual?

Defintion; An urban male with a heterosexual orientation who rejects many macho attributes often linked to masculinity. He adopts many traits often associated with heterosexual females and gay males -- eg expensive hair care, stylish clothes.

NOT ME! I’m just a cat with good taste…And I look good in my clothes…Steph says I look best in t-shirt…But I can get down with the button downs and “pima” cotton…I’m just a regular dude that like doing dude things…I have a very wide aspect in style…I don’t call myself a metro at all…

Do you ever have feelings of insecurity...

Hell yeah! Who doesn’t…There are some days I’m just like what da hell is my problem…But insecurity is a part life… When was the last time you felt that way?
The other day…Wed…I got up…Looked in the mirror…And I was like what da hell is going on…Just wonder what the hell Steph sees in me…Then I get to work and get hit on by some old lady…She had to be about 60…That made me feel better…And this grad school thing sometimes get to me…Sometimes I just sit there and just say “Am I not smart enough”…But that’s just the devil talking…He want me to beat myself up…But he ain’t getting my joy…


Ms. Tee said...

Any guilty pleasures?


HARIBO GUMMIE BEARS!

Any recurring dreams?

For about a few days I had a dream about some people I hold close to my heart…My twin brother…Steph…My sister…It were a few more people but I really couldn’t make them out…Well they were standing in a room with a dark spirit character over them…I had it the 1st time it was kinda of erie…But then after the 2nd time I was just plan old scared…God kinda spoke to me later on that day…They are all going through periods in their lives were they just need me to be there…They just need to know that when the smoke clears and I’m still gonna be there…That’s all I have to say on that…

Did it take you long to fall in love?

I knew something was special about her the day I saw in Mitchell Hall…But I didn’t know that one day she would be the person that I want to spend the rest of my life with…It didn’t take long at all once we started dating…

Dee said...

Is that your REAL name?

You are correct…

Ty said...


dream car?

1967/68 Mustang Fastback GT

or
1968 Camaro SS

0r
Lan Rover Defender (Any Year)


dream job?
Work at a university were they appreciates me…

dream location?
Where God puts me…

Call 2 Arms said...

Did you grow up wanting or did you know your parents could afford the luxuries you may have wanted?

I didn’t want because my parents never made me fell like we were at the bottom of the barell…They made descent money…But they were some true hustlers…

NapKaboom said...

Where did you meet Steph...and what did/do you like most about her?

I 1st saw her in Mitchell Hall on the campus of the University of Memphis…But I really got to know her a semster after that…That one night one night on Beale Street…
What I love most about Steph is that she is what I’m not…She completes me…We are so different but so much alike…You know what I mean…Dang does everybody have questions about Steph…

What school did you go to? (or is that secret?)

U of Memphis

Dayrell said...

White or wheat (bread)?

Wheat

Favorite vegetable?

Mashed Potatos/Green Peas

Favorite thing to snack on?

Anything in the frig…

Location you would like to retire in?

Somewhere quiet…

If you can live in any other country besides America, where would it be and why?

Spain…

A fave food/dish that your mother cooks that you completely drool over/always look forward to?

My moma catfish…Man you can’t three days old and still taste like it just came out the deep fryer…

BEST hiphop album of all time (hands down)?

Aquemini

What music stays in your player 24-7 no matter what?

Aquemini

Fave "physical" thing (appearance-wise) to see on a woman and why?

Don’t really have a particular physical…But confidence is what matters…


Qusetions asked twice or more...

Kentesheia LaSha, Suzzette, & muffin said…

What does the 'g' stand for in G. Cornelius stand for?

Gerald…

AND THE FAMOUS QUESTION…

Toya, Golden, Christen, & coley said

What exactly are you keeping us posted about?

Okay okay…Its my tag line…“I’ll keep you posted” dates back to my 1st entry…

Allow Myself To Introduce Myself
Who am I? I really can't put a particular definition on the life that is unfolding in front of my face. I was told as a child that the only thing that is perpetual is my skin color (unless you are the "King of Pop") I know who I am striving to be. But that's my MAKERS decision. The diversity of my life reminds me of my closet. Ranging from three button suites to my "classic" Huey P. tee...From my "smooth" Kenneth Cole lace ups to my brush suede Adidas. To ONE, I'm her friend, half, and soul mate. To some I'm a student of the game. To others I'm the great teacher. Some know me as a man about business. Others know me as just that brother from "9406". So who am I? I still really don't know. If I had to put definition on it, the word I would use is summation. More like multifaceted (I tried to sound deep for a minute). But at this moment, I am just another brother with alot on his mind...I'll keep you posted

“But at this moment, I am just another brother with a lot on his mind…I’ll keep you posted” This is my life…That’s why its called Through My Eyes…And I’ll keep you posted is away of for me to telling I’m always evolving…

I’ll keep you posted

25 comments:

Bridging The Dock said...

Well go'head Iverson -- that didn't take you long at all -- I'll keep you posted :)

Nikki said...

Awwwwwww, look at you in your little Nation of Islam starter kit suit as a kid. Too cute.

Look at you striking a sexy pose as a model.

You get much props for that Donny Hathaway cut!!

Me said...

Well I learned an awful lot about you. Excellent. You're much cooler now. Um ... not that you weren't cool before ... but, aw hell you know what I mean.

I also love the college atmosphere. Don't get paid quite as much, but I love it the same.

I personally thought the "portrait" was cute. Especially holding your toes. *snickerz*

Praying for you for quite a few reasons. Keep me posted. :)

Dayrell said...

I really enjoyed this post GC. You are a very interesting individual man. And a very blessed man might I add. :) Thanks for answering the questions.

Dayrell said...

lol @ Nikki to...

I just read her comment. Jeeeze!! LMAO!!!

Toya said...

frican American studies? yea, we dont have a black studies major here, they've been trying to get if for the last 10 years...we just have a minor, and the program here at SIU was one of the first in the nation...booo@SIU and the chancellor....awwww, that model picture is cute, lol....awww@you and steph..ya'll look cute together...hey, dont let the grad school thing bother you, you better claim that you will get in! awwww@daddy dates *sniff* i wish my father wouldve did that...but he didnt take care of business when it came to raising us...you seem like you'll make a great father!

Tiffany said...

That was pretty cool. I'm gonna have to try that out.

Berry said...

That was wonderful...you answered all of the questions so well. I feel I know you better now :-)

SMW said...

Wow. This was great!

I loved this little interview. Everyone should do it!

Maybe I'll do it again. I didn't really like my questions the first time.. LOL!

Good job!

NeenaLove said...

this is my first time on ya blog... by no means my last. i love the whole question and answer thing. i might do it myself one day. LOL...

props for the Jack Johnson cut... LOL... he's my classmate....from high school.

coley said...

Hi G...Thanks for a great post! Your answers were so thorough. Thanks for opening up and showing us a little bit about yourself. :) I might jump on the band wagon and do the question thing myself. Take care

Shirazi said...

Christen -- Thereis a striking coincidents here. I am where you see yourself in seven yearsl; looking after students' affairs in a university and enjoying my work.

Nice blog here.

**Christen** said...

Excellent post! that picture with the little suit on is toooo cute

Sunnchine said...

Aww, man! I missed the Q & A! Oh well, they basically asked what I prolly wanted to know anyway.

Nice responses man. I'm in a long distance relationship myself and it is difficult at times. I can relate to a lot of things you wrote about yours, so that's for sharing.

Haribo Gummi bears are the BEST aren't they??? None of the other's taste as good. Good taste my man! BTW, how is the new Rob Thomas CD? I think I want to get it.

That pic of you as a kid with your socks is toooo cute! lol!

Mark said...

This is a great post. Thanks for sharing!

Ty said...

thanks for answering my questions. In turn i think i learned a lot about you. American muscle i see.

golden said...

that is the cutest pic! THANK YOU!

Sunnchine said...

Just wanted to let you know that I moved in case you want to update you link:

http://theessenceofsunnchine.blogspot.com

:)

Jazz said...

THE PICTURES WERE HILARIOUS!!

PS. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE G MENT...GREG

Brother OMi said...

the picture of you as a child wearing , how they say in britain, knickers? lol

Mata Hari said...

Fire...

You will be fine. Just remember. If you dont catch grad school this time around a little work experience and you will be fine. Also, just an FYI. Sigmas are the HNIC's at UF in Student Affairs. I know they are looking for some folks. If you decide you are interested check their website for vacancies. I know Gainesville is a HUMP from where you are now..but UF is a great school and might be a great opportunity for you. Especially with the frat being so tight. Let me know and I will put in a good word for you with them and my child's Godmother is a Zeta from there (yeah..she made me promise my first born already but that is another story for another day) but she too works in the city and can pull MUCHO strings.

It is all about the connections baby.

A* said...

Field of Dreams????
Oh fuck me! Nuka comon, Field of Dreams????!
GTF outta here with that!

kiesha said...

you two make such an attractive couple!

~*Tola*~ said...

Great post. Maybe I can do this one day when enuff people pass through my spot. You may have to put me on to some keys to this "long distance" relationship stuff cuz uhh.. im having a hard time.. :'(

1280almas said...

I like those cars but I think you forgot el Gran Torino ´74 (4 doors, it´s a classic!).
Yeah, man. Spain mola!