Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Ultimate Dinner Party -- Revisited

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I'm not desperate for posts, but I was just reviewing some earlier ones and came across this one from March. It received no comments then. Perhaps today I have some different readers, who are in a different frame of mind, who might want to respond to the call-out...

Back in March this is what I wrote:

If you could host an intimate dinner party with 3-5 others, people from the worlds of music, politics, entertainment, history, etc., and it could be people living or now deceased, who would sit at your table, and what would you serve?

I'm not sure about menus, but I'd love to have one dinner party that hosted Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld. I'm not sure that I'd have to serve anything in fact, because I'd be too busy laughing to eat, and those guys would be too busy keeping me in stitches to care enough about eating. And Jerry? Jerry would talk about NOTHING...but that would be something.

And then I'd like to have a literary dinner party, surrounded by Elie Wiesel, Sholom Aleichem, Anne Frank and perhaps author Judy Blume. Some heady conversations, some personal recollections and some sadness would permeate the room.

And one night I'd like to host a musical-inspired dinner party with Chopin, Ella and Louis and Isaac Stern. What kind of dinner music they would provide, huh? Better make sure the piano is tuned, the violin strings are tightened and water bottles and hankies are available for the vocalists.

So, you fellow bloggers, how about sharing plans for your ultimate dinner party?


And in the next post, this is what I wrote:

Well, this evening I figured that if I threw this post's scenario/question out to a bunch of strangers, why not pose it to my family!?

My 7 1/2 year old daughter wants to entertain celebrity teens-of-the-hour Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Raven, and...get this, ALBERT EINSTEIN. She specified that she'd serve Albert "brain food", ie. sushi.

My 5 year old son wants to entertain Spiderman and several other characters from Game Cube games.

My 9 1/2 year old son wants to...just entertain us, it appears, with his dry wit and his sharp observations.

My 40-something-year-old husband wants to host Shammai and Hillel. I told him that guests like these would have to sit at opposite ends of the dinner table because they'd be in disagreement all the time. I guess hubby would have to be the buffer, the deciding factor in the "discussion/debates."

And if any of you would like to come to a bloggers' dinner party at our home, we could arrange that too...!


Air Time said...

From the world of music, I would have my eight year old, who is a wizard on the piano. From the sports world, I would have my five year old, who works so hard every time he picks up a hockey stick. From the world of models, I would have my two year old daughter, who is absolutely beautiful, whiny, and completely self absorbed.

I would round out the party with my wife, who is more fun to hang out with than any stranger could ever be.

I would serve hot dogs to the kids, steaks to the adults, and I might try grilling up a kishka just to see what all the fuss is about.

torontopearl said...

OH... so your wife would be having the steak and you and the others would be having hot dogs?

Could you imagine Mr. Crococile Dundee himself saying "I'm gonna throw a kishka on the 'barbie'!"

Air Time said...

ha ha ha. Come to think of it, yeah, i would throw on a few extra hot dogs for myself.

Mirty said...

I wonder what Albert Einstein would say to Lindsay Lohan? Probably, "Eat maidele, you're too skinny!"

My favorite authors include Anne Tyler and Maeve Binchy. I don't picture a dinner party so much as the three of us sitting together working on embroidery and sipping coffee. It would be like we were already old friends. We'd chat about people we know and I'd listen to their stories. Oh, that would be delicious!