Monday, September 1, 2008


Coming off a long holiday weekend is always a toughie for me.  This one is no different.  I did manage to have some high times with Annie and Jules over the last few days.  Surprised?  We had a memorable evening at their club on Sunday.  With drinks and dancing.  Lots of it.  I just might have a picture of Annie giving me a particular hand gesture.  Just, might.

Anyway, as I was saying, long weekends are always just that.  And I have trouble with re-entry. So today, I am continuing the festivities a wee bit.  With a fantasy dinner party.  Have you ever imagined a guest list of dead people, famous or not, that you'd like to have to dinner?  I have.  Yesterday, Mommypie had a post where she asked her Doogs about which historical event or time we would like to experience.  It made me remember my fantasy dinner.  If you haven't visited her, you should.  She is funny.  Her drunken Hawaii vacation videos are a good time, too.  

See what I mean? I can't keep my mind on anything.  Wait.  Is this Monday or Tuesday? What?

Dinner for 12
My Guest List:

Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
John Adams
Henry David Thoreau
William Shakespeare
William Faulkner
Ernest Hemingway
Mary Wollstonecraft
Audrey Hepburn
Ben Franklin
Walt Disney

Well, I don't know about you, but I feel all better about the new week.  What day is it?

Who's on your list?


TSannie said...

All I know is I love that Ceraline china on your table. To hell with the guest list!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

back in 1992 I was asked if I could meet and have dinner with ONE person who would it be... I sat in that class and listened to everyone several said elvis, some said george washington, some said the us president ect... but I said I would like to meet and have dinner with my mother... the professor encouraged me to do it as it was attainable (sort of) so I contacted the childrens home I came from and started the process again... on may 3rd 1992 I sat in my mother AND FATHERS house and had dinner with them for the first time. For 8 years I had what i believed to be a wonderful relationship with them.... then * years ago last week my father died... almost 6 months exactly later my mother walked away from me and my family and totally disowned us (no explanation no reason no nothing) now I cant think of anyone other than blog buddies that I would rather have dinner with.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

* is 8 of course

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The table setting is gorgeous.

I'd definitely have Jefferson. Jane Austen. My grandmother, for sure. The rest would be tougher to decide. I'll just keep mine an imtimate gathering of four.

Pass the wine, please.

Caution Flag said...

I would invite Harriet Tubman and Kate Chopin, but I'm pretty sure I would be completely tongue-tied if they accepted.

Joanie said...

I guess you don't want to invite Helen Mirren???

Keetha said...

Don't you feel like you'd need to have a weekend party at the manor in order to fully appreciate those personalities?

Great list, by the by.

I am feeling anxious and itchy because I have so much to do! And I thoroughly enjoyed the holidays! etc, etc., etc. I've decided that one should gently ease into the week rather than jumping in and trying to play catch up.

Is what I keep telling myself, anyway.

Suz Broughton said...

Good call on every one. Walt Disney is a great choice and Audrey, bravo. I didn't see my name on the list. I would be happy just to fill your water glasses all night.

Lisa J said...

Oh I love your table setting, and your guest list..even though I am not on it. But I want to know what you will be serving!!!! What is the menu? You have these people there, now what are you going to feed them?

Mental P Mama said...

Listen up all my fun friends...the list is for DEAD people only. Otherwise you would all be on the guest list. I hope you know that;)

Employee No. 3699 said...

As I'm trying to get back in the swing of the work week, I just can't think of 12 people right now.

But what would you serve your guests?

Alias Liz Jones said...

Well, I would like to talk to Edgar Allen Poe. Nice setting there Mental P Mama.

noble pig said...

I would love to have grandparents and great grandparents I never met, it would be so exciting and really nice to meet everyone. I would also have aunts and uncles too I never met who died very young.

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

1. Dorthea Dix
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt
3. Martin Luther King
4. Alice Paul
5. John F Kennedy
6. Harriet Beecher Stowe
7. Socrates
8. George Carlin
9. Mary Magdeline
10. Massasoit
11. Fredrick Douglas
12. Lillian Wald

I have quite the imagination lol

Daryl said...

Well, this requires some thought ... I'll get back to you .. but I do long to see Annie's gesture .. ahem


Debbie said...

Tomorrow is already Wednesday so the work week will be half done.

Well, I guess I'd like to break bread with Jesus, so I can get this story right once and for all. Elvis would be nice too. Van Gogh would be hard to placecard because I don't know what ear he cut off, but we'll manage. Plus he was a loon. The more the merrier. John Wayne of course. Gosh, picking all men so far. Scarlett O' she a real person? LOL
Well, shit, let her bring Rhett too. Well, I guess I should invite my Dad, never knew him.

Damn girl you got me thinking! This is outstanding! Not suppose to think this hard this late at night. Will keep me up and I need beauty sleep!

Bear Naked said...

What an interesting idea.
When I make my list I will try posting it on my blog.
I will let you know when I do.
Darn--are you sure they have to be dead? Or could they possibly be at or near death's door?

Bear((( )))

Country Girl said...

Only 3 women at the party? Sounds fun!

MamaGeek said...

Well, YOU, of course.

Dang girl, that is one beautiful table you have. What time should I be over?

MamaGeek said...

Okay, you AND George Clooney (as long as you don't talk to him).

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Hey girl, I left an award for you on my blog. Thanks for being such a great inspiration! If I could have anyone I wanted at my dinner party, I'd like to meet you...and Princess Diana, Abraham Lincoln, Nostradamus, and Cleopatra.

Anonymous said...

My Mom and Dad, Henry VIII, Pocahantas, Dorthea Benton Frank, Katherine Hepburn, and last but not least NSLO!

Egghead said...

Oh I would have Katherine Hepburn if it were someone famous. But really I would give anything to have my daughter and my father join me for dinner once again.

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

1. Audrey Hepburn (ideal elegance)
2. Jimmy Carter (peacemaker)
3. Bill Cosby (funny insight)
4. Katherine Hepburn (outspoken)
5. M. Night Shyamalan (storyteller)
6. Stephen King (dash of creepy)
7. Jane Austin (social commentary)
8. Johnathan Swift (wit and satire)
9. Madeline Albright (brilliant)
10.Tom Hanks (just good company)
11.Martin Luther King (Leader)

Who could bear to leave the table with these 11 people there. So many perspectives and so many questions to ask.

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

ooops ...mine are not all dead.

Susiewearsthepants said...

You know what sucks about having Monday off? Tuesday becomes the Monday and the torture is just prolonged. I would rather have Friday off any day!

Fairy Mae said...

Dead ones eh? Well I may just have to blog about it. Great idea!!

holly said...

FIRST : i had such a wild flash of inspiration from your comment. whoa. seriously, i saw something in my head that i might create. and then, the irony of getting rejection letters from *that* would so make me laugh.

SECOND : my list ... of the non-dead. not to be confused with the undead...
1) carol burnett
2) rufus wainwright
3) dolly parton
4) annie lennox
5) lauren child
6) dr. seuss (he's dead)
7) the dude who invented heels so we can all hurl tomatoes at him
8) sigmund freud (yeah, i think he may be dead. i'll check that.)
9) my nanna. she is dead but she so rocked.
10) usui shiki ryoho
11) barnum, but not bailey.
12) randy pausch

you can see i switched from reality to sillyness for a couple of them. i can't be trusted to stay focused...

holly said...

dang, i meant to say heddy lamar. that makes 13 plus me. oops. bigger table please. or i have to chuck some. let's get rid of the heels dude, and um instead of barnum, i'm having jon lithgow.

Anonymous said...

Well, late to the party as usual. I actually read this days ago, but wanted to take some time to think about my guest list.

First would be Harriet Tubman. My all-time favorite historical figure. Jesus, of course. God, if possible. Jackson Pollack. Hemingway. My daughter's father. Just to see him again.

I know there are more, but a 4-yo is screaming at me from the bath ...

AWESOME question!!