Friday, March 16, 2007

On The Couch...

In the colour magazine that comes with the Saturday "Courier Mail" is a questionaire given to somebody of note. Well, I'm not of "note", only within my own household, but I thought I would do similar here in my blog. As you know, this evening I'm hosting a dinner party. It will be a table of five. Over the years, I've often dreamed up guests with whom I liked to share my table. Part of the questionaire in the magazine is the question of whom one would like to share a dining experience with. So, here goes. I will try to be as honest as possible! UPDATE: It now appears my "table of five" will be increased to a table of seven! Not my doing, but I kinda got cornered and couldn't say "No"! It's just as well I always cater enough to feed an army! AND....I'll still be the "odd-man" out...well, odd-woman out. I sure would make an odd man (even that doesn't sound too great!)

If there were ten people, living or dead, I would invite to dinner, they would be:

Ayn Rand, David Bowie, a Long, Tall Texan, Jamie Oliver, Billy Connolly, Orson Welles, Anais Nin, Gregory Peck, Salvador Dali, Maria Callas....Abraham Lincoln.....I'll set an extra place!

A book that means a lot to me: Atlas Shrugged

A movie that resonates with me: The Horse Whisperer

A song that speaks to me: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Someone who makes me laugh:
Me!

My worst fashion moment: I guess when I went to the service station on Wednesday!

The best thing about living: Being alive

My worst habit is
: Impatience

The weirdest place I've been recognised is: Way out in a pub I was temporarily managing in Normanton, in far north-west Queensland in the Gulf Country

The last time I cried was: Watching "The Horse Whisperer" again, on DVD, last Sunday afternoon. Oh! I welled up with tears when I was chatting with a friend yesterday, too, but didn't actually "cry".

My first job was: As a legal secretary in Gympie

If my house caught fire, the first thing I'd grab would be: Three things, actually...my two cats and my computer

Five years from now, I will be: Still happily writing this blog, I hope!

My favourite toy as a child was: My dolls...all of them

My secret skill is: Sorry...I don't know if I have a secret skill...this one needs more thought...perhaps I don't have one! And if I told you what it was if I did have one, it would no longer be a secret!

You wouldn't know it but I'm no good at: What a silly question!

My biggest regret is: I leave regrets behind...I've had a few but I try to move on from them

I wish I had: Lots of things...but I don't dwell on them...or at least, I try my utmost not to do so. I try to face reality. On the material side of things, I wish I had a new car and well-equipped, well-laid out kitchen with a large walk-in pantry!

I wish I hadn't:
Stayed up so late last night!

12 comments:

  1. This is an interesting post. I like it, but couldn't do the same.

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  2. Hi Lee ~~ Well done - great look at your life. I loved The Horse Whisperer too (and Robert Redford.
    Glad you try to leave any regrets behind - all nice answers.
    I hope you have a great time tonight at your dinner party, and I am sure you will, after all the work.
    Take care, Love, Merle.

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  3. Well, I didn't see MY name on your list. (folds arms and turns away)
    Studying your list, let me make a suggestion. Don't mention going to the theatre afterwords. One of your guests might decline. He didn't like the last play he attended I suspect.
    I liked a lot of your answers, they tell a lot about you. All good.
    Advice from someone who's family lost everything in a fire (I was only 4)...get the old photos if nothing else.
    I'm with you on regrets. I just look at them as a mistake and forget it. Why worry about something you can't change.
    Good stuff here Lee.

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  4. Impatience is a big problem fo mee too. And I'm getting very tired of it. I wish it would go away. Soon. Very soon. :)

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  5. It was cool to see a little different side of you. I hope your party of seven went well. Airmail me the leftovers, please. :-)

    I'd love to converse with Ayn Rand myself. I've read a great deal of her writing, Atlas Shrug included. I don't agree with everything she says but I like her sensability.

    :-)

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  6. Now I feel I know you a bit better.
    Enjoy your dinner, the more the merrier.
    Regards
    jmb

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  7. Steve, Merle, Cliff, Robbie, jmb, Gary...you're all invited to my next dinner party...I didn't mean to leave you out, Cliff! My list is long! ;)

    Thanks for commenting, folks! :)

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  8. I am a little late on reading since it has been a really hard weekend,I drank way to much for the pig races. I loved being able to learn more about the things you enjoy. Sometimes I think to myself that when and if we ever do meet I will know you really well.

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  9. Nice post. I like your choices! I'd like to have a dinner party and invite all my blogging friends, including, of course, you!

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  10. As long as you had a good time, Sandra...and didn't lose your new t-shirt! I should explain that...I don't mean the one Sandra was wearing...but the one she was given for winning Wino's give-away.

    That would be a ball, wouldn't it, Welsh! Whooohooo! :)

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  11. Good questions, Lee - and good answers too - you'd think after we've been blogging together for so long that there wouldn't be too many new things to learn about each other - seems like you'd be wrong... very interesting snapshot.

    I think I've learned about not inviting people to dinner - it's been a long long time since I've tackled that. Mind you, I have been telling people I am planning a 'welcome to the Gold Coast' party for my son... I have a feeling I might 'regret' that one!

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  12. Oh! I have to lash out every now and then, Della...I prefer entertaining at home to going out...I relax more at home. I think I had enough of long days and nights out when working in the hospitality industry...sitting in restaurants doesn't do much for me...I'd rather be at home where I can do what I like and listen to what I like...and take as long over a meal as I like! ;)

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