Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Dinner Party

I have the most creative friends. This idea came from Denalee and was also done by Ashley, who have inspired me to follow in their footsteps.

If I could invite anyone, TV or book character or celebrity to dinner, my top 10 invitees would be . . .

1. Paula Deen--to teach me how to cook like she does.

2. Jillian Michaels--to kick my butt after eating Paula Deen's food.

3. e. e. cummings--to whistle far and wee. And write the place cards scrolly-wonderful.

4. Silas Marner, the title character from the book by George Eliot--to weave a table cloth for the occasion. Such a gentle, misunderstood soul could benefit from company.

5. Dumbledore--to make cryptic, wise observations during the awkward silences.

6. Mr. Humphries from "Are You Being Served?"--to inject a high dose of FABULOUS into the night, and to stage an dinner-guest fashion show / musical number!

7. Hyacinth Bucket (Boo-kay) from "Keeping Up Appearances"--just to get an invite for one of HER candlelight suppers with riparian entertainment.

8. Alicia Keys--to sing and play the piano at the same time. No one's ever draped themselves over my baby grand like that.

9. Napoleon Dynamite--to appreciate that "tots" would be on the menu, GOSH.

10. Hurley from LOST--Dude. Do I have to explain this one? To bring us all back to the island!


Mopsie said...

And how does one obtain an invite to this awesome soiree? I'm in! Love your choices.
Unrelated question: How did you become familiar with "ennui"? My Regency Romance characters battle it often. [sigh]

Rebecca and Co. said...

Mom, you're ALWAYS invited to my soirees!

When I was in 7th grade we had a spelling unit on foreign words we use in English; the only two I remember are ennui and genre. And like your heroines, I too often battle ennui. [sigh]


Emmy said...

Awesome awesome list! I think you have every aspect covered. Man I want to be there too!

Denalee said...

What-Ho Rebecca! LOVE your invitees! And it's always fun to hear of a Jeeves & Wooster fan ... have you read the books? As always, they're even better than the shows.

Ashley said...

Hahaha! I love your dinner guests!

Aranne and Dan said...

so fun... I might play along with this and let you know who I would invite... probably not as entertaining as your group though!!!!

The Hardy's said...

I thought my mom was the only one who watches "Keeping Up Appearances". Hyacinth is one of her favorite characters of all time.