Tuesday, May 1, 2012

To Meet or Not to Meet

Today's Tuesday 10 prompt is people you'd like to meet. Cool right? And relatively easy because at some point or another we've all had this conversation with friends over drinks or coffee or around a bonfire or what have you.  Everyone ready for me to WAY over think it yet again this week?

I've decided to go with 10 People I'd Like to Meet who are no longer living.  This eliminates major embarrassment if I someday met someone on the list and actually blurted out "You were totally on my list of 10 people I want to meet on my blog!!"... and then J.K. Rowling backs away slowly and looks for airport security.  Something like that could happen someday.  My brother has run into famous people at airports on more than one occasion.  My brother has met a lot of famous people actually.  He never introduced me to any of them.  Probably best since if he'd ever introduced me to Ryan Gosling (who was once in my brother's apartment!!!) I'd probably just stare in the most horrifying manner. 

So the following are in no particular order and I'm not assuming they're all at the same cocktail party as I imagine that would be disastrous.  In fact I'll probably completely rethink the list by the end of the day and wish I'd made a different list once I read what other people have written!! Oh, and I decided to skip people from the Bible because I decided to be fairly flippant about this list.

L.M. Montgomery- Author of Anne of Green Gables.  I think I've actually read everything she wrote... including that stuff that kept "appearing" from her estate years after she died.

At L.M. Montgomery's Home that was the inspiration for Green Gables

Elizabeth I of England- She's my favourite monarch.  She was awesome.  In my mind she'd let me borrow her jewelery.  Plus she'd bring Shakespeare along so I won't have to put him on my list.  Don't want to take up a spot only to discover he really was a monkey

Michelangelo- For so many reasons but I'd really like some insight into the design of the Swiss Guards' uniform.  Have you seen them? Plus I could fill up a list of 10 just from the Renaissance so I had to come up with a way to pick just one.

Oscar Wilde- I can only imagine what kinds of things he'd come out with in conversation.  Highly entertaining! You know who I think he'd really get along with?Anna Wintour of Vogue. I imagine them sitting together making the most fabulous snide remarks about everyone.

The Oscar Wilde sculpture in Dublin with Socks the stuffed cat

Audrey Hepburn- This one makes me nervous because I wonder if she'd be some sort of disappointment in real life.  I do so love Audrey Hepburn movies.

The Grimm Brothers (do they count as 2? I guess I could do with just one of them)- I love fairy tales. They're originals are totally dark and creepy.  I wonder if they were actually totally normal and respectable or totally nuts. 

Jane Austen- I went back and forth on this one but really, how could I not?  

Peter Carl Faberge- He was the original head of the Faberge house... you know, the eggs? They made other things too.  I went back and forth on one of the great Russian Romanov's and then decided that this guy probably has some amazing stories.  You don't wind up making eggs and jewelery for a family like that without hearing some things.  Also, I figure he'd have to bring me a present.

Winston Churchill- Somehow I feel like he'd be an awesome dinner guest in the same way Oscar Wilde would.

I feel like number 10 ought to be someone like Ghandi or Mother Teresa or St. Francis of Assisi.  There's too much pressure on number 10. It's kind of making me wish I'd gone with fictional people so it could be something fun and crazy like Willy Wonka.  Hmmm... maybe instead it should be Mark Twain so I can bop him on the nose because I find his characters so very annoying and frustrating.

Linking up with Mom 2 Memphis and Ruby for Tuesday 10 again this week.  Go see hi.  See what everyone else came up with. 



Veronica and Daniel said...

Great list! I wish I would have thought of Audrey Hepburn and Jane Austen, I agree that they would both be interesting to meet :)

susan said...

I wanna have lunch with Jesus! I will someday but it would be cool to have Him at our place!

susan said...

I wanna have lunch with Jesus! I will someday but it would be cool to have Him at our place!

Frazzled Mom of Five said...

Glad to have found your blog thru May Day!! Super excited to be your newest follower!!
Jen @ f5

Mandy said...

I'm glad I found you through the blog hop! Anyone who includes Oscar Wilde and has their own favorite monarch is awesome in my book :-) You have a new follower!