Interstellar Adventures

November 9, 2006

Thursday Thirteen, Ed: XI

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 10:49 am

Thirteen People Interstellar Lass Would Invite to Dinner

1. Molly Brown: Yes, the Unsinkable Molly Brown. She had so many accomplishments, other than surviving the sinking of the Titanic. I think of her as a ‘woman before her time’ and she’d be a great conversationalist.

2. Eleanor Roosevelt: The first First Lady that did more than give tea parties.

3. William Shakespeare: I want to find out if he really did write all of his plays! I think he’d also have some really juicy secrets about the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

4. Muhammad Ali: Talk about self-confidence. I think he’s an example of the power of positive thinking. He backed up his talk!

5. Princess Diana: Another inspirational woman. I think she had so much grace.

6. Ray Charles: I bet he’d have juicy stories too. And what dinner party is complete without a fantastic musician?

7. Larry Flynt: Anyone that can get the best of the Right Reverend Falwell has got to be an interesting character.

8. Pablo Picasso: He can paint the dinner party.

9. J.R.R. Tolkien: I want to thank him for writing the LOTR trilogy. Amazing imagination.

10. Christopher Reeve: The best Superman ever. And those beautiful blue eyes.

11. Rasputin: Mystical and mysterious. He’d be the ‘whodunit’ guy if we decided to put on a murder mystery.

12. Albert Einstein: I’d try to convince him to be Zed’s personal tutor. Brilliant.

13. Katherine Hepburn: I admire strong women. She’s one of the strongest and most intelligent I can think of. I read her biography years ago, and she lived an amazing life.

Who would you ask to dinner?

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17 Comments »

  1. Right on about the strong women! Also, I really like the title of your blog. 🙂

    Comment by Sarah — November 9, 2006 @ 10:56 am |Reply

  2. I’d invite Andrea Bocelli and/or Josh Groban to sing. To actually partake of the dinner, I’d invite my father,my father-in law and the Professor from Gilligan’s Island.

    Comment by Dorothy — November 9, 2006 @ 11:16 am |Reply

  3. Gloria Steinem

    Comment by buttercup — November 9, 2006 @ 11:18 am |Reply

  4. Great list of people. I don’t know who I would invite…I’d have to think about that for awhile.
    Happy TT 🙂

    Comment by twyla — November 9, 2006 @ 11:45 am |Reply

  5. The Byzantine Empress Theodora. (I know random obscure historical figure, but she shouldn’t be). She was an actress/courtesan who caught the eye of the Emperor’s nephew Justinian. When he fell madly in love with her, he had the laws changed so that a patrician could marry an actress. When she became Empress, Justinian treated her as an intellectual equal and partner and she had a real effect on the empire, helping to expand the rights of women. Historical sources say that theirs was a real love match and after she died, Justinian supposedly never remarried or took another mistress.

    Comment by racy li — November 9, 2006 @ 11:51 am |Reply

  6. That’s a neat idea, Lass.

    I gotta go with Hemingway, Bear Bryant, Seinfeld, Stu Ungar, at least one of the Three Stooges. Maybe Edison. Although he’d probably be off in the corner inventing things, and you’d have to be like, Yo, Tommy, eat your mashed potatoes. And what about Jesus? I mean, if you were running a little short on food… just sayin’.

    Comment by Bone — November 9, 2006 @ 11:59 am |Reply

  7. That is a great list of people. That would be an interesting dinner!! I’ll have to give this some thought. Maybe I’ll do a post about it!

    Comment by carnealian — November 9, 2006 @ 12:17 pm |Reply

  8. I wouldn’t mind having those to dinner too. What a great list!

    Happy TT!

    Comment by Mysterious Lady — November 9, 2006 @ 2:21 pm |Reply

  9. That’s quite a list Dear. It would be a fete to remember. But as long as I live I will never understand the Diana thing.

    I put up a fantasy dinner list too.

    Comment by Nick Philips — November 9, 2006 @ 2:50 pm |Reply

  10. You have a great group of people there. The best guests are those who can talk, have intelligent ideas and who can listen as well.

    Seinfeld, Billy Connely, Albert Einstein, Christopher Reeve, John Locke (from Lost, Mother Teresa, Madame Curie, Abraham Lincoln.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — November 10, 2006 @ 1:28 pm |Reply

  11. I’d add Ellen to the list. She’s a hoot!
    I’d also add a couple of Florida based authors because their ideas are so intriguing (to me).

    Comment by Laura — November 10, 2006 @ 6:54 pm |Reply

  12. p.s. hope the shower is coming along ok!!

    Comment by Laura — November 10, 2006 @ 6:57 pm |Reply

  13. I’d love to have Jesus Christ over for dinner. I’d ask all sorts of questions, because there’s some stuff that I just don’t get in the Bible.

    On a completely different note, I’d like to invite Stephen King. He just seems like he’d be really interesting to talk to…

    Thanks for stopping by my T13!

    Comment by Jen — November 10, 2006 @ 8:09 pm |Reply

  14. There are so many people I’d invite, I’m with you on William Shakespeare though! I have to say that Kurt Cobain would be among my guests, I’d like to show him other ways of dealing with being Bipolar than the way he did.

    Comment by Claire — November 11, 2006 @ 7:46 am |Reply

  15. That is a pretty interesting list. Why wasn’t your little sis’ invited? *grins*

    Comment by Brittany — November 11, 2006 @ 10:39 am |Reply

  16. Great list! I’d love to sit in on that round table, too.

    Comment by Gypsy — November 13, 2006 @ 9:14 am |Reply

  17. This would be a fun dinner. I would like to have dinner w. Oprah.

    Comment by Nancy — November 13, 2006 @ 5:52 pm |Reply


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