Monday Listicles

Let me start by saying hello. Then sorry.

This week I was running well behind on reading your lovely lists on sounds that drive you crazy. I thought I would have plenty of time reading while camping, but the signal on my mobile was too low to load the webpages. Lesson learned. Blogging and wilderness are not meant to be. So I sat by the fire and eat way too many s’mores instead.

This week I am excited to see who you would be inviting to a dinner party. I thought this idea was the best thing since sliced bread as soon as Bridget suggested it. But then I had a mild panic attack. Would I have to cook? Do they have to bring plus one? Must I then clean the house and wash my hair? And would it be so wrong if I just invited my late grandpa and hung out with him at our favorite picnic spot?

Anyhow I thought of people I would love to ask questions about their life and work, so here is my list. You spin it any way you want. Thank you Bridget for a splendid topic choice!

Next week Lisa will be choosing a topic for us. I had a sneak peak and I am telling you it is a great one!!

But first, my guests of honor. At a catered dinner under the starts. With my grandpa as my plus one. And if you are unsure who they are, answers are on the bottom.
Let me see if your party will be as happening as mine!



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10. YOU!

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  1. Posted August 5, 2012 at 19:34 by Alison | Permalink

    I picked Oscar Wilde out immediately because I’m a literary geek. And of course I love me some Ellen.

    Have fun camping!
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  2. Posted August 5, 2012 at 19:34 by Ally | Permalink

    Love your #10 :) Ellen was going on my list, and then I forgot to include her when I typed it up!
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  3. Posted August 5, 2012 at 19:42 by Jen | Permalink

    Wow, thanks for the invite! Can I sit next to Ellen? Sorry I went off topic this week. I’m on vacation and couldn’t wrap my lazy brain around this one :)
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  4. Posted August 5, 2012 at 19:58 by [email protected] | Permalink

    Love the pictures. I have to admit Cary Grant was one of my near choices. Got to see him as a little girl. And JFK. Another almost for me. And you. Wouldn’t that be fun if we all could get together for dinner? But no worries about cooking for sure.
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  5. Posted August 5, 2012 at 23:20 by Marie | Permalink

    Man, this one was hard…I wanted to include so many people. Ellen’s coming to my party, too–yay!

    I should have included Jane Austen on my list. Oh well! I’ll just have to have another dinner party.
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  6. Posted August 6, 2012 at 05:01 by Stacie | Permalink

    I loved how you used pictures Stasha, I didn’t think of that. Ellen was the first on my list, she’s awesome! I guess we can’t host the same night ;)
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  7. Posted August 6, 2012 at 05:16 by Cassie | Permalink

    Haha! I love reading your comments! Apparently Ellen is a hit! I love her too and would totally be invited to my dinner party! This was really hard! I would need a list of 100 for everyone I wanted to be there! :)
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  8. Posted August 6, 2012 at 05:59 by emily | Permalink

    2 and 3…love and love! See, my original list was a bunch of comedians, then my husband convinced me that they would all be vying for attention, and that, would not be fun at a dinner party!

  9. Posted August 6, 2012 at 06:29 by Amanda | Permalink

    This listicle stumped me a bit – I’m terrible at these games. It’s like you have a million movies in your head you want to see, and then when you get to the video store (do those even exist any more???) you can’t remember even one that was on your list! But Ellen would definitely be on my list too, now that I see yours!
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  10. Posted August 6, 2012 at 06:38 by Katie E | Permalink

    I just need to say I’m so impressed by your upside-down font – and your list is cool, too :)
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  11. Posted August 6, 2012 at 07:00 by Amanda | Permalink

    Thanks a lot for the invitation) It can be an excellent party or meeting so too say ;-)
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  12. Posted August 6, 2012 at 07:07 by Ducky | Permalink

    You totally blew my mind with that upside down font thingie. I admit I turned my laptop upside down to read instead of trying to make my head go all wonky. :D

    Your dinner party under the stars is a fabulous idea!
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  13. Posted August 6, 2012 at 07:19 by Tamar Strauss-Benjamin | Permalink

    When you meet Ellen, give me a call!!
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  14. Posted August 6, 2012 at 07:24 by Southern Angel | Permalink

    Wow interesting list to say the least. Going to make mine..
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  15. Posted August 6, 2012 at 08:27 by Ado | Permalink

    I want to come to your dinner party. It’s v. civilized and looks like a lot of fun. (-:
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  16. Posted August 6, 2012 at 15:28 by Sperk* | Permalink

    Love your thoughtful list. Can I come if I offer to cook? would love to be a fly on the wall. Don’t be so hard on yourself about last week…seems like all was and is well. xo
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  17. Posted August 6, 2012 at 19:17 by The Sisterhood | Permalink

    I love how you did this in pictures. And thanks for the cheat sheet. :) We did not get a list up this week because of vacations and internet wrecked by storms.
    So here’s a s’more to you! Vacations are precious. Ellen
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  18. Posted August 6, 2012 at 20:56 by Susi | Permalink

    Great list. I love Audrey Hepburn… but JFK would sure be an interesting dinner companion.
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  19. Posted August 6, 2012 at 22:23 by Recovering Supermom | Permalink

    I love how you did this list! And I love that you got the names upside down, too! I’m also glad you mentioned s’mores because that’s what I made my list about. :) I hope you had fun camping!
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  20. Posted August 6, 2012 at 22:53 by Bridget | Permalink

    I don’t know if I fit in with this crowd, but thanks for including me:)
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  21. Posted August 7, 2012 at 11:46 by Helga | Permalink

    Such a nice pic from Audrey Hepburn! She is my favorite, I think she has been the most characteristic actress of the 20th century!
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  22. Posted August 7, 2012 at 13:13 by RoryBore | Permalink

    I am also just back from camping, and in no way is my house ready for dinner guests! Unless they consider climbing mountains of laundry and scattered outdoor equipment part of the festivities.
    I am very keen to crash yours however. Dying to know what Oscar, Ellen, Cary and Audrey would talk about over cocktails.
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  23. Posted August 7, 2012 at 14:23 by Jess | Permalink

    I was gone camping for a whole week and it was lovely but I did not even try turning my phone on. I did however eat plenty of s’mores.

    You would always be on the list of invites for my dinner party.

  24. Posted August 8, 2012 at 07:00 by Barbara | Permalink

    These are some amazing choices!

  25. Posted August 9, 2012 at 00:23 by just keep swimming | Permalink

    Oscar Wilde and Ellen Degeneres are brilliant choices. If had thought of them I probably would have joined in this week.
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