Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Pomp and Circumstance

22Jun12

I’ve been busy the last couple of days and haven’t really had a chance to do much in the way of blogging, so I am going to try to do some tonight. First, let’s answer the question from Wednesday’s blog, which was:

Who is the historical figure you would most like to have dinner with?

There was quite a variety when it came to answers for this one, although a few people mentioned Abraham Lincoln as their choice, and not because he’s a vampire hunter (by the way, I read the book and really enjoyed it. Now we’ll see how the movie is). I’ve been mulling this one over for a few days now trying to think who would be the most interesting person to share a meal with, who would provide the best conversation. I think the conversation part of it would be most important for me, not so much how well-known the person might be. I would want to dine with someone who perhaps could give me some insight into life, tell me interesting stories and maybe provide a laugh or two. At first I thought about Henry David Thoreau, but I don’t know how many laughs Thoreau could give me in an evening for dinner. Then I thought about Miles Davis. He’s my favorite musician and I am sure he has some amazing stories to tell, but from what I have read about him, he may not have been the nicest person in the world and that might make the dinner conversation a bit uncomfortable. Then I thought about some other writers I admire, like Poe and Fitzgerald, and they might be enjoyable to have a meal with, but in the end I think who I really would like to have dinner with is Albert Einstein. He seemed to live a fascinating life, experienced many things and had an insight and intelligence that could keep us talking for hours. He just seems like such an interesting man who had done so much with his life that I would really enjoy sitting down with him and learning from him.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer and a special thanks to Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Geoffrey Zakarian and Ari Fleischer for taking the time to answer me on Twitter. Now on to today’s question. Since today is graduation day here in our town, it got me thinking back to my high school days, so here’s the question:

What do you remember most about high school?

It’s a pretty open question and leaves room for you to answer it in just about any way that you would like. Everyone has their own special memories about high school, whether they are good or bad, so what is it that you remember most? Is it a particular event, something you did, a special person or teacher, or even a sport or club you participated in? It can be whatever provides you with the strongest memory. Think about and let me know. You can answer on here, or on Facebook or Twitter. I’ll ask a few people on Twitter as well and see if they answer. I’ll post my answer tomorrow.

I know, another short post today. I do hope to post more of my story tonight, and I just came up with a new story idea today while I was waiting for Sean’s school bus, so I want to start mapping that out as well so I can start on that one, so I am going to try to get some things going. Keep checking back, it will be here eventually. Enjoy the rest of your evening and don’t forget to do something creative today!

 

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3 Responses to “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Pomp and Circumstance”

  1. 1 MikeG

    Erika Christensen
    @ERIKAjaneC
    @IguanaFlats I didn’t go…! Home-school/tutored on set.

  2. My most vivid memory is of the last day of Grade 10 (as opposed to Grade12 when I graduated) … it was a scorching hot day, everyone was outside and Alice Cooper’s ‘School’s out for Summer’ was being blasted over the PA system

    • 3 MikeG

      I think everyone heard that song playing at the end of at least one school year! Thanks for answering!


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