Friday, October 28, 2005

by invitation only

You're having a dinner to which you're allowed to invite as many people you'd long as this will be the first time you've met. Who's on the guest list and why? (Jesus is a given, people.)

My picks:
Abe Lincoln - read any history book and you'll see why
C. S. Lewis - because of his life transition from atheist to Christian, as well as the way he has ministered to so many through his writings
Erma Bombeck - her grand sense of humor and helping bring equality to women in society
Bill Cosby - because of his promotion of the family and education, along with his gift of humor
Will and Jada (Pinkett) Smith - their chemistry and their commitment to family
Tom and Rita (Wilson) Hanks - same as the Smiths
David Robinson - for holding to his Christian values in the midst of the NBA
Corrie Ten Boom - because of her forgiveness for the Nazis who tore apart her world
Peter - his brassiness and passion for Jesus
Thomas - his openness about having doubts


Blogger Amanda said...

Wow! Great list....I may have to do this on my blog, too.....


10:44 AM  
Blogger Chel said...

What a fun Friday post! We'll all have to play. :)

I would have thought you were way too young to have read anything Erma Bombeck wrote! She's one of my favorites, though.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Malia said...

Can we hire a celebrity chef to do the cooking?

3:46 PM  
Blogger J-Wild said...

The original members of BarnYard!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I can't think of all the people I'd invite - but Bill Cosby would definitely be on my list - good one!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Tony Arnold said...

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Phil Wilson (because he would never speak to me again if I had the above over without him), Larry Bird, Richard Feynman (would be the life of the party), and my Granddad.


1:29 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

Malia - Which celeb chef? What about Art Smith?

Jason - The members of Barnyard? Seriously, dude... I'll be sure to send some Geritol with Brandon.

Tony - No ladies?!?

1:49 PM  
Blogger J-Wild said...

Geritol? What does that mean. Come on Jana you know you are a BarnYard groupie! I have footage to prove it!

9:53 PM  
Blogger Tony Arnold said...

I did not intentionally leave out women, but interesting observation.

Certainly my wife Anita was by default and your invited too!

One woman I would have to have there would be my long time friend Mary Jane (1 EE degree from VU, 3 degrees from MIT!) and my mentoress Gipsie Ranney.


8:56 AM  
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10:56 AM  

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