Sunday, April 13, 2008

This is.... my perfect dinner party guest list

This week's theme. Hmmmm. I've actually been asked this before and always end up racking my brain. I'm not exactly a social person and being in a group of people be it big or small, real or imagined tends to make me cringe (strangely I do like to throw parties, I like to cook for large amounts of people...maybe I should be a caterer) so I usually go around this question by answering with some vague reply. However, in the spirit of the meme I will answer candidly.



My first guest would be my grandmother. The more I learn about her from my mom the more intrigued I get. She was born in 1906 and died at the age of 98. Back in 1999 when we went to visit her she was doing Tai bo. She lived through so much, including the bombing of Pearl Harbor literally in her back yard (she lived her whole life in Hawaii). I sometimes mentally scold my mother for moving to California away from her family because I really wish I had gotten to know my grandmother better. Here's a picture of her with my aunt back in the early nineties...




My next guest would be the Carters, as in former President Jimmy and his wife Rosalynn. Not because I'm an avid politico because I'm not. I hate talking politics. But I am a fan of Habitat For Humanity and all of his other humanitarian endeavors. I also got to meet Rosalynn a few years back and she is a very lovely, very kind woman. I've been an admirer ever since.



I would definitely need some comic relief so maybe Michael Ian Black, whom I find heeelarious. If you don't know who he is, he's been in quite a few shows but my favorite was Ed. He played one of the bowling alley employees. And he's in all those funny Sierra Mist commercials. Here's his pic...



Next on my list would be a college friend I haven't seen in 16 years, Kaya. If there was ever a good excuse to invite her to fly down to California, a dream dinner party would be it. Here she is in the 80's (note the 80's hair)...




Then it would have to be Stephen Hawking. His mind fascinates me.

And finally, I would have to invite my friend Chris cuz if I had a party with Stephen Hawking in attendance, I would never hear the end of it if Chris wasn't there.

Thanks to Lily and Agathe for this week's theme.



EDIT: Holy crap!! I forgot the most important guest of all...my arm / eye candy guest. That would definitely have to be Gerard Butler...yummy!!!! Ok, that's 7 other people but the arm/eye candy is a necessity and I can't bring myself to cut any of the others out.

4 comments:

Cooking My Life said...

Interesting guest list; I've got a friend who met Jimmy Carter down at his center and she says he's just as easy to talk with as you'd think.

Betty said...

fascinating list. I really like the thought you put into this. thankyoufor sharing

Gloria said...

Why am I not on this list? I am just as fascinating as any of those other peeps you mentioned. I know where you live.

Serena said...

I love the last minute addition to the list. You have to have an eye candy person at your dinner party. I had two at mine.