Tom’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 2

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If you could have an elegant dinner along with anyone presently alive, whether you know them or not, who would you want it to be?

Of course, Wendy is on the top of my list for elegant dinners along with my close circle of family and friends, but what interests me about this question is the thought of those I don’t know with whom I would like to dine. The question also says “anyone” so I’m going to take liberty to name a few people with whom I would love to share an elegant dinner:

Queen Elizabeth – I think she’d be a fascinating conversation, and she’s the Queen
Pope Benedict – Would love the conversations of faith and life, seems a fascinating man
Sir Anthony Hopkins – great actor, would love the stories he could tell
Dame Judi Dench – ditto
Bono – love his rock star/world citizen/believer mystique
Leonardo diCaprio – great actor and I imagine an interesting person with heart
Tom Hanks – ditto
Simon Schama – Love his take on art and history, would love to pick his brain
Craig Ferguson – Would like to meet the man behind the curtain of jokes
Bill Hybels – Would love to ask him about his journey
Paul Johnson – My favorite historian, breadth of conversation would be amazing

Okay, so it’s a long list. But, there are a lot of people I would love to know and to learn from and to share a long, elegant dinner conversation.

How about you? Who is on your list? Feel free to share it in a comment to this post!

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5 thoughts on “Tom’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 2”

  1. C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling- Some of my favorite authors.
    The circle of impressionist painters that were all good friends: Renoir, Monet, Pissaro, etc.
    Joseph Kony- not the most elegant dinner guest but I would have a lot to say/ask of him. Along with the ICC.
    Eleanor Roosevelt- A fascinating and wise woman.
    Cleopatra- Because a first hand account of the Egypt and Roman Empires would so cool.
    Johnny Depp- Probably because he’s so mysterious and I find him very intriguing.
    Amy Poehler and her husband Will Arnett – For the laughs.

  2. Tom,
    Thanks for the post. It got me to thinking about who I would like to dine with and why. James Houston, Dallas, Willard, Richard Foster, George W. Bush, Thomas Dubay, Margaret Thatcher, Peter Senge, are but a few. I am sure there are more. Thanks for the post. Matthew

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