Spreading love

Spreading love

Thursday, June 3, 2010

MEET.... ISIS ROGERS

Isis Rogers, the heroine in the College Love 101 Series, dropped by the Press Box to visit with Author K.T. Bishop before school started in 1991.
K.T.: Thank for you dropping by.
Isis (frowning): It's about time you invite a girl in here. Everything's been about Arnaz.
K.T.: Now we're on the subject, tell me about your relationship with him.
Isis: Where do I begin?
K.T. (snorts): At the beginning.
Isis: Even though we're four hours apart, we manage to make it work. We take advantage of the small amount of time we have together, like the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays and summer vacation. I think that makes us click. We're there for each other, despite trying to finish out school.
K.T.: Was it love at first sight?
Isis (sticks out her right hand): Hell no! When I first met Arnaz, I thought he was overbearing and obnoxious. I wanted nothing to do with him. He was like that fly buzzing around the picnic table at a Fourth of July Barbeque.
K.T.: What changed that?
Isis: He didn't give up and wore me down. Once I looked into his deep brown eyes, I was hypnotized. Another look at that slender body because we're about the same height didn't hurt matters either. A lot of guys get intimidated by tall women, but my Arnaz did not. He still pursued me. That's why I am in love with him. He allowed me to overcome my insecurity over being tall.
K.T.: Enough about the love affair, tell us about you.
Isis (Claps her hands): Thought you'd never ask. I am a Cajun princess who lives in New Orleans and attends homestanding Xavier University. I major in pre-medicine and planning to become a pediatrician. My family's well known in New Orleans. My dad played for the New Orleans Saints. I have a brother who plays at LSU and will be in the NFL someday.
K.T.: You and Arnaz come from different ethnic backgrounds.
Isis (giggles): You know what they say, opposites attract. Seriously, I don't flaunt my heritage in his face. I am not one of those people looking to hook up with someone because they have lineage. I'll quote one of my favorite songs from Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Someone to love me for me: “All I want is for someone to love me for who I am, not for materialistic things.” Arnaz loves me, not the money. For that, I am grateful.
K.T.: Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
Isis: Hopefully, married to Arnaz and starting my practice.
K.T.: Hope it works for you both.
Isis: I think it will. He'll graduate one year ahead of me and that's an advantage. We can be together when I start med school. I wouldn't mind juggling the role of a wife and med student, if we both compromise. We have to cross that bridge when the time comes.
K.T.: Thanks for your time.
Isis: Thank you for having me.

17 comments:

Franny Armstrong said...

Congratulations on your success. It is nice to see a woman on this blog. lol

Hugs
Franny Armstrong-Paranovelgirl
www.paranovelgirls.com

K.T. Bishop said...

Anthony suggested I give the woman her chance to speak and thank you, Franny!

Bethany Halle said...

I love the fact she is in med school - wonderful story and excellent interview!!

K.T. Bishop said...

Thank you Bethany, it hits a little close to home.

Sandy said...

Great questions, K.T., but they're asked by a man. lol We women get much more personal than men. Grin.

I like it that they come from different backgrounds.

Sandy
http://www.skaymarshall.com

K.T. Bishop said...

She's a beautiful woman and didn't want to come across as a horn-ball, Sandy.

Charlotte said...

I like that she appears to be very down to earth and not a snob. Iris comes from a well know family and most college girls would flaunt that. She makes it know that she does not want to be known for her family.
Very good character, I can relate to her and their love story.

K.T. Bishop said...

I learned that, Charlotte, from A Different World, which Dwayne Wayne and Whitley Gilbert, overcame their backgrounds and found love.

Leah Vaughn said...

As I like to say, "Go Get em girl!!"

K.T. Bishop said...

There's nothing wrong with a woman with career goals.

Anthony Stevens said...

It is a good thing to see a lady standing up to all the testosterone.
I hope we'll get an invite to the wedding.

K.T. Bishop said...

I am glad you gave me the idea to do this, Anthony. Isis needed her air time.

Sandy said...

Getting personal between women is not always about sex so no horn-ball there. lol Does she have a best girlfriend? Someone who knows her well. She could ask the personal questions, then you wouldn't be embarrassed to ask them. lol

K.T. Bishop said...

The interviewer didn't want to come off as a pig and hornball, Sandy. Heard this K.T. character loves beautiful women...

Sandy said...

Okay, I got ya. Just giving you a hard time. Smile.

K.T. Bishop said...

You're killing me, Sandy. And K.T. doesn't like it either

Sandy said...

LOL Big guy can't take it.