An elegant table setting for a party of famous people.

Have you seen those lists of the famous or infamous people, living or dead, that you would invite to a dinner party?

Preferring to be the host, I probably would be more worried about the menu than the people, but here goes – my top 10 list of people I would invite to a dinner party (in no particular order):

  • Albert Einstein – obviously one of the finest examples of humanity that ever existed, aside from being a genius.
  • Kahlil Gibran – have you noticed how often I quote him?
  • Meg Ryan – ok, so I am a sucker for rom-coms and nobody currently does it better imho.
  • Carole Lombard – see Meg Ryan above – on steroids.
  • Jimmy Carter – fine, fine man with an amazing philosophy on helping others.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh – sadly I only discovered his teachings near the end of his life, but they are empowering!
  • Jacinda Ardern – Because she made things happen, quietly, powerfully, and gave insight into what women leaders can do if given the opportunity.
  • Cindy Bradley – Don’t know her? Search on Spotify and listen to ‘Stockholm Summer’.
  • J.J. Lowther – My high school principal who defined ‘cool’ to a 16 year old me.
  • Lana Simpson – My Grade 12 English teacher, who tossed me out of class for playing Frisbee while she was teaching, then gave me an ‘A’ at the end of the course because I handed in a ‘superior’ analysis of Dylan Thomas (I found out Dylan Thomas was her favourite poet – what a brown-noser eh?). Note English 12 is required for high school graduation so I was sweating a bit…

Of course what dinner party would be complete without a couple of buddies under the table to add to the merriment. For my dinner party it would HAVE to include:

  • Rusty – My childhood buddy and the only dog I have ever seen who could climb a ladder.
  • Miss Frieda – of course, the ultimate plus one for Rusty, she would make the dinner interesting all on her own!

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