Friday, February 26, 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

I have to write an essay. A famous person is coming to my house for dinner. Dear heavens. I actually do not have much of an imagination. I don't write fiction, unless you're one of those folks in this world who disagree with my viewpoint. To you folks, I write nothing but fiction. Perspective is an interesting thing, and in the long run, not worth arguing over. There's room in the world for more than one opinion.

But I digress.

Suggestions? Who's coming to dinner? HELP!

PS: Do not suggest Mr. Bean. That takes way more description than I've got time for. I'm on my fifth page, and have decided that it's not going to work. I've uninvited Mr. Bean. I'll have to start over.

14 comments:

Mary Paddock said...

Do you read for fun? Have a favorite author? Any actors that make you swoon (John Cusack--be still my heart . . .)? What about the president? What about a really well-known blogger (Like Pioneer woman for instance)?

Karen said...

Who is someone famous that you really respect, and that you'd like to get to know well?


The difficult part for me wouldn't be deciding who to invite, but rather, what I would serve them! That's where I'd feel the heat!

Good luck on the paper! The right person will come to you.

Kelly said...

Can it be a fictional character or someone from the past? For example.... Charles Dickens or one of his characters such as Oliver Twist or Ebenezer Scrooge.

Dipping into the past could open up all sorts of ideas! Presidents, inventors, religious figures, soldiers, kings, etc.

Mikey said...

Me of course! I'll show up with 10 dogs and 15 horses and you can write about how you won't let me in the door, lol.

I really have no good ideas. But do tell us when you decide who it will be.

corymbia said...

Are you a foodie? Perhaps you could invite your favourite cook.
I'd invite Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Fearnley-Whittingstall and talk about chicken farming and the best recipe for placenta (I kid you not - he made placenta pate ... errr... "yum" ... or not).

Scotty said...

Me, Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, President Obama, Jesus - just a few that come to mind...

:-)

Anonymous said...

How about a younger or older version of yourself -e.g as a 20 yr old or a 70 yr old? Or maybe yourself after you've completed college, university, you've recieved your Phd, and you've done very well, excellent in fact and are successful.
Cheers, DavidM

Cara said...

ME! I'm your favorite celebrity, you know.

Jayne said...

How about you write about your daughter coming to dinner as if she were the famous person?
You could describe her favourite dishes, the table setting, the decoy car picking her up from the airport, etc.

Redlefty said...

Sandra Day O'Connor, retired Supreme Court Justice who was diagnosed with breast cancer more than 25 years ago and is still actively creating programs to teach civics to children.

BUSH BABE said...

Oh I LIKE the idea of PW (but do the general populace know her yet?). How about someone with an accent so you can play on the conversations a little... maybe an Englishman... Bob Geldof??
:-)
BB

Caroline said...

How about a long departed relative that you miss...

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

How about Jesus? That's the first famous person I thought of.

steviewren said...

Who did you decide on?

Here's my 2 cents worth if you haven't made a decision yet. It would probably be best to invite someone who you have a lot of questions for or someone you think you'd find it easy to talk with.

Did I just end 2 sentences with prepositions? If so, please don't tell on me.