Saturday, November 8, 2008

Back to our regularly scheduled programming

My awesome cousin-in-law Jill was a guest blogger for my very cool sister-in-law Emily. (Are you following this?) She asked one of those "If you could spend the day with any person" questions. As I wrote my answer, I saw where it was taking me--from a day to a full dinner party! I love inclusivity and have difficulty in cutting back and choosing one or two. Why not all?

Here's what I wrote and I thought it would be fun to add more people to the mix (that's where you come in) and see what kind of a dinner party it would be:

Ooooh, these questions are so hard. There are so many I'd like to meet--can it be a dinner party where we invite several people? I'd love to meet Mother Teresa. I'd love to meet Princess Diana (yes, I've always adored her). I'd love to meet Jesus. I'd love to meet Martin Luther King, Jr. I'd love to have my Dad and grandfather at the dinner party.

Especially today, I'd love to have President Obama there and tell him that I think he needs a totally different approach to health care, but that despite our differences in that, I'd like to tell him that I've been more moved and inspired by him than by any other prominent leader in today's world. That he's made me feel like I'm a part of history. Until now, I've only read about leaders like Rosa Parks and MLK and JFK. But now, I get to SEE this and experience this. I'd like to thank him for that.

I'd like to have Bono there, because why not? Oh and John Cusack. I love John Cusack. And Ralph Waldo Emerson. And Charlotte Bronte. And Louisa May Alcott.

Can it be a big dinner hall?
So, now it's your turn. Let's have a FEAST. Who else would you invite? Anything goes. The mix will be interesting--we can all learn from one another.


kristenhcubed said...

That is an awesome mix of people! I'll come to your dinner party and I'll bring Jane Austen, Joseph Smith and Bill Engvall.

Julianne wants to come. She said she'll bring Hannah Montana and Judge Judy.:)

Lena said...

I'd totally come! Can I bring Ruth (from the Bible), 2 of my best friends from elementary school, Mary, and for SURE the 3 Nephites.

J Fo said...

Shakespeare! I bet he's a total nut job! The Bronte sisters, George Harrison, Chris Farley and maybe Edgar Allan Poe just for kicks and giggles! Now that is a random party!

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

King David, from the Old Testament. I absolutely love David. Despite his VERY serious character flaws, he kept pursuing God and never let go of his faith.

I think so much can be learned from him.

And of course Paul, who wrote much of the New Testament. And John, who was so very close to Jesus. And Mary, Jesus' mom.

(Oh boy.... the list in my head is really starting to unravel now.... LOL... this list might go on, and on, and on...)

I'll just leave it at those for now. :-)

Boquinha said...

Awesome. Let me see if I've got this straight. Here's our guest list so far:

Mother Teresa
Princess Diana
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My Dad
My Grandfather
Barack Obama
John Cusack
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Charlotte Bronte
Louisa May Alcott
Jane Austen
Joseph Smith
Bill Engvall (new to me, Kristen!)
Hannah Montana
Judge Judy
Lena's Elementary School Friends
The 3 Nephites
Shakespeare (I totally agree that he's probably a total nut job, Jessica!)
All the Brotne Sisters
George Harrison
Chris Farley
Edgar Allen Poe
King David

Wow, this is some party!

D'Arcy said...

Let's through in Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir so they can be bored and discount everything we say!!! Yay!!

D'Arcy said...

I mean, "throw in"...excuse me.

Jill O said...

Okay, I am coming and I am going to bring Tim Gunn, (I want to know if he is really that nice), Bill Cosby, and Rasputin. This sounds like a great party!

Boquinha said...

Wow you guys. This party just got crazy. I love it!!