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Dream Dinner Party


I recently read a post by the Uncustomary Housewife called Dream Dinner Party: Who Would You Invite and Why?

Your guests can be anyone alive or dead, real or fictional, current or historical, but not friends or family.

First off, let me just say that my dinner party wouldn’t be some formal event. It would be laid-back—probably a Bar-B-Que in the backyard with a bonfire kind of thing.

My Guest List:

(Fair warning, it’s pretty random. I chose fictional as well as real characters/people who are both alive and deceased, and forgive me for not including pictures. I am not sure where to get photos of the characters or actors to use without creating a copyright infringement.)

  1. Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton)

As far back as I can remember, I have always been a Batman fan. So of course, I have to invite Bruce Wayne. But it can’t be just any Bruce Wayne. It has to be the Michael Keaton version. Best version ever. He is just so suave and charismatic.

  1. Pacey Witter (Joshua Jackson)

As a teenager, I was a HUGE Dawson’s Creek fan. I watched this show every week without fail on a TV station that didn’t always come in clearly. Sometimes all I could see were shadows, rather than people, and hear the voices. Pacey has always been my fictional character crush. I’ve loved Joshua Jackson in any role I’ve seen him in, but Pacey will always be the fictional love of my life.

  1. Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds)

Who wouldn’t want Ryan Reynolds at their dinner party? He’s fun. He’s down to earth. Van Wilder has been my favorite character of his. Kind, caring, compassionate, and funny to boot.

  1. Dr. Quinn (Jane Seymour)

I remember watching Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as a kid. I really liked it, but I never watched it regularly. I recently found it on Amazon Prime and I’ve been binge watching it while the kids are at school. She is such a great example of what a woman can do if she puts her mind to it. This is definitely a character I would love to spend the day with.

  1. Monroe from Grimm (Silas Weir Mitchell)

He just seems like a fun guy to have around.

  1. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter (from the novels)

I’ve never seen or read the graphic novels so I do not know how much they may vary from the regular novels, so in this instance I am referring to the Anita from the regular novels. And, even though a dinner party isn’t really her thing I’d still like to visit with her. I appreciate her straight-forward nature and sense of humor.

  1. Robin Williams

I think this goes without saying really.

  1. Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus)

Zombie fighter / Redneck badass. Need I say more?

  1. Gandalf the Grey

Because, well… It’s Gandalf the grey.

  1. Lee Christmas (Jason Statham)

He is such a smart-alec. But he is also a loyal friend with morals. Plus, I just love to listen to him talk.

  1. Jet Li

I have loved every movie I’ve seen Jet Li in. I would just love the opportunity to sit and listen to any stories he has to tell about his experience as an actor, and the ups and downs of doing his own stunts. I’d especially like to hear any stories he has about what it was like working with his fellow cast members on The Expendables.

  1. Dolph Lundgren

I love Dolph because of his character Drago in Rocky IV and Gunner in The Expendables. (I’ve seen him in some other low budget films as well.) After seeing The Expendables 2, I think it was, where they are trapped underground (forgive me, it’s been a while since I’ve seen the second one) and Barney says something about his character Gunner having some type of degree in chemical engineering (or something like that) I decided to look that up and see if there was any truth to that. Well, it turns out that in 1982 Lundgren graduated from the University of Sydney with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. I’ve been fascinated with Dolph ever since learning this.

  1. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel)

I mean… It’s Vin Diesel.

  1. Paul Walker

I get the feeling from those he left behind that he was a really loving and caring guy. I’d like the opportunity to get to know Paul Walker as a person, not just some character in a movie. Find out just how much like his characters he was, if there was one character in particular that he was especially like him, or if each character he played meant stepping out of his comfort zone to portray someone not like himself at all.

  1. Heath Ledger

Best Joker ever! I think he was probably a great guy as well, and another actor, like Paul Walker, gone too soon. I want to be able to sit there and listen to him unload his problems. You know? Understand why he felt he needed drugs to escape, or whatever the reason may have been. Maybe I’d ask him if he would do things differently if he could.

Most of the people/characters on this list I just plain think they would be a lot of fun to spend an afternoon with. A few, however, I’d rather be able to sit down and talk with.

There has always been a part of me that longs to understand why people think they way they do, do the things they do, say the things they say, etc. Even if there is nothing I could do to solve their problems, at least I could be a listening ear, or a shoulder to cry on.

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  1. I absolutely love your list and your reasons!
    This is a party that I would be delighted attend, I mean, Bruce and Robin… AWESOME! Plus, the appearance of a Ryan Reynolds character is always my preference. I also really, really love Dom… I hope he drives so you can see his car!


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