February 5, 2009

25 Random Things About Me: Geoffrey Philp

Philp & Luciano

1. I am a writer.
2. I am married to gorgeous woman and we have three children.
3. I sleep with my feet outside the covers.
4. I have a new collection of short stories, Who’s Your Daddy?, coming out in April.
5. I’m reading at the Calabash Literary Festival.
6. I went to the best high school in Jamaica and the Caribbean: Jamaica College.
7. I teach English and creative writing at Miami Dade College where I am the chairperson of the College Prep. Department.
8. I love football. In fact, I once played for my high school Manning Cup team
9. I am Pi.
10. I was born in Kingston, Jamaica and I used to live in Mona Heights.
11. I love to eat naseberries!
12. I’ve lived in Miami for 30 years now.
13. I’ve always worried about my kids and continue to do so.
14. I have 12 brothers and sisters who are scattered over the globe.
15. According to my grandmother, I have Arawak blood.
16. I love Reggae.
17. Color blindness runs in my family, so I’m worried about my daughter who is a graphic artist.
18. I’m starting to play tennis again.
19. I used to be a Jehovah’s Witness before I moved to America and lost my religion.
20. One of my favorite places at the University of Miami was the Rathskellar.
21. I sometimes have nightmares about being back in gradual school.
22. The first mention of a PHILP in the Doomsday book was because of drunk and disorderly conduct: "I'm just carryin' on an old family tradition."
23. I don’t Twitter as much as I should.
24. I’ve watched The Matrix a million times.
25. I have a new manuscript of poems, DUB WISE, that I’m hoping will find a good home.


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Rethabile said...

Number 3 cracked me up.

My brother in law is colour-blind, and I like to tease him: "You do know that I'm black, right?"

Geoffrey Philp said...

My feet need to be cool, Rethabile!

Reflections Magazine editor said...

Delightful read. I had no idea that you were a Matrix fan. Me too...

Geoffrey Philp said...

Glad you liked it, Fearless!
So, are you going to do your own?

Reflections Magazine editor said...

I have posted my own list. I actually enjoyed this exercise. Hope you stop by.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Of course I will, Fearless!

Jdid said...

not sure i know what naseberries are , we must call them another name in barbados

Geoffrey Philp said...

JDID, they call them sapodillas in Trinidad.

FSJL said...

Munro. Once more I say, Munro.