Saturday, March 20, 2010
I like authentic people. People who are real and have a sense of lightness about themselves. I posed this question to myself. If you could have three people, any three people over for lunch who would they be? I knew immediately who the first person would be... Michelle Obama. I first found I really liked her when I saw her on a cooking show. She was making fried shrimp with Paula Deen I think. Anyway, I watched her interact and was delighted at the way she devoured the shrimp. No pretense, just honestly enjoying the food and company. She chowed down that shrimp as if she was truly enjoying it. At the inaugural ball I thought she was stunning in her white dress.. pure class, beautiful. When she began growing a garden at the White House and promoting home grown organic food... I'm like, you go girl, you are awesome! And now she is taking on obesity in children, this is a huge health issue (no pun intended). I think Michelle and I could talk for hours, so she is the first one on my list. Second, I had to think of someone who makes me laugh. Nobody makes me laugh more than John, but I can have lunch with him any day. My next guest would have to be Will Ferrell. I definitely would let him say grace. He would be quite interesting, he is a family man and authentic. I hope he would be as funny in person as he is in films. For my third guest, I would want them to be highly intelligent and articulate and artistic as well......so ok Bono, that is it, I am sitting around the table with Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and Bono. I bet we could find a way to bring about world peace or at least solve the New York times crossword puzzle together. Wonder what I should fix for lunch. I am thinking probably taco soup would be good and for dessert, cupcakes sprinkled with happy sugar. What could be more authentic then that.... so who would you want for lunch guests?