Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dinner Party Extraordinaire

AlienCG spent the past couple of days putting together a guest list for a dinner party.  Anyone can have this sort of dinner party and you can invite anyone you want, dead or alive!  Imagine the possibilities.   

I did something like this about a year ago.  HERE is the link.  Mine was for five fictional characters and some of you even participated and put together your own guest lists. 

This time, we are going for real people, past or present.  Anything goes, as far as I know.  So, here is my list:

1. Anne Tyler - One of my favorite authors.  She has had a long, steady career, which I admire and she writes about the little daily joys and pains so beautifully.  I can't help but want to get to know her!

2. Albert Einstein - A bit of a cliche maybe, but aside from his genius, he has always struck me as a bit of a character.  From what has been written about him, I'm not sure I'd want to live with him or anything, but as a dinner party guest, what could go wrong?

3. Freddie Mercury - I love Queen; I LOVE his voice.  He seems to have been a kind and fun loving guy.  I think he'd certainly have some great stories to tell. 

4. Jon Stewart - He is a comedian, of course, but I have watched him hold his own in arguments with seasoned politicians.  Funny, smart, and cute.  The perfect dinner guest.

5. Roald Dahl - You can't tell me that guy did not have a sick sense of humor.  Okay, clearly humor is important to me.  And I'd like to hear what he thinks of the movie adaptions of his books. 

6. Johnny Depp - He and Roald could discuss that last point perhaps.  I had to have Johnny, because he is handsome and brooding and makes some very interesting choices in the roles he takes and in the way he portrays them.

7. David Sedaris - Okay, yes, I like funny men who can spin a good yarn!  I think he'd sort of draw people together, too.  He seems like a good host type of person.  What do you say, David...want to co-host this party with me?

8. Queen Latifah - Simple.  I have had this HUGE girl crush on Queen Latifah for years.  If I had a chance to get her at my table, yeah...

9. AlienCG - Representing for the bloggers.  I got to go to his party, he gets to come to mine.  He's been a true friend and I know that he can participate in a discussion about anything under the sun.

10. DR - I thought about different family members, and they would each bring something special to the mix.  But the corny truth is that everything is better when DR is around, so he has to be around for this.

I hope you enjoyed perusing the guest list and I hope you may feel inspired to create one of your own.  It's fun!  


Ananda girl said...

I will think over my guest list and come back with it. However, I must say... you have some that I would dearly like to enjoy right here. Hard choices!

Tara said...

Oh I would love to have Jon Stewart as a dinner guest! If my argumentive brother was the the table, the two of them could really go at it. That would be entertainment. :)

Churlita said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Jon Stewart and Queen Latifah. You would have a great conversation with both of those two.

FW said...

What a great idea for blog posts, well done Alien and LB! I'm certain your dinner would be very entertaining! But what food and drink would you serve for such a diverse audience???

laura b. said...

Ananda: I know, picking 10 people out of anyone who has ever existed! I can't wait to see your guest list :-)

Tara: hee hee! Isn't it fun to think of your argumentative brother going mano a mano with Jon Stewart? Finally, a way to put that brother in his place!

Churlita: It wouldn't be the same party without those two :-D

FW: Thank you very much, FW! I like to keep food simple at parties. I'd probably put out some spaghetti, salad, bread, water and wine. What do you think? Would that work?

secret agent woman said...

Some good choices. For that matter, I'd love to have dinner with just Jon Stewart.

laura b. said...

Secret: Yes, one on one with him would be quite alright!