Ladies and Lunch

Name a handful of women you’d like to have lunch with. Not as a group, but one at a time. Like your own Charlie Rose session. With food. Catered, of course.

Let’s make this about women with some celebrity. Otherwise, we’d just put each other on the list :-).

Aimee Mann: I love her lyrics, narratives, melodies and harmonies. And I have done so since her big-hair days of ‘Til Tuesday.

America Ferrara: I probably just love her Ugly Betty character, but I’d like to see if she is as grounded and content with herself as Betty is.

Condoleezza Rice: While I admire her for her intelligence, determination, and talent, I would love to talk with her once she leaves her current job to see if I could get the inside scoop. And find out if she has any regrets. And I’d like to play a piano duet with her.

Carol Burnett: she and Gilda Radner make me laugh. Hysterically. I’d love to sit across a table from both of them. I’d like to ask each how she reconciles joy and sorrow.

Sarah Jessica Parker: What can I say? The Sex and the City marketing blitz has gripped me, like millions of others. There is just something magnetic about SJP. I’d like to try to find out what it is. I wonder, though, if I could handle the pressure of dressing for the occasion.

I’m sure there are more, and the list could be completely different on another day. But I’ll stand by these until the next time.

So if you’re looking for a post idea in the near future, write up your own Ladies & Lunch. And leave your link in the comments below. I’ll keep a running list of players at the bottom of this post.
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13 thoughts on “Ladies and Lunch”

  1. Ooh, Condoleeza Rice would be interesting. Even though I don’t agree with her politics, I think she’s amazingly accomplished. I’d like to meet Hillary Clinton — bet she’s got some stories to tell. And Kim Campbell, Canada’s first woman prime minister (albeit unelected). Barbara Mertz, an Egyptologist who writes mystery novels as both Barbara Michaels & Elizabeth Peters. I saw her interviewed & got a book signed by her about 10 years ago, & she was just as funny and interesting as I thought she’d be. One on one would be fascinating. Having read her autobiography, I would have liked to have met Katharine Graham (the late publisher of the Washington Post). I’m sure I’ll think of more once I hit “publish!”

  2. Ooh, Condoleeza Rice would be interesting. Even though I don’t agree with her politics, I think she’s amazingly accomplished. I’d like to meet Hillary Clinton — bet she’s got some stories to tell. And Kim Campbell, Canada’s first woman prime minister (albeit unelected). Barbara Mertz, an Egyptologist who writes mystery novels as both Barbara Michaels & Elizabeth Peters. I saw her interviewed & got a book signed by her about 10 years ago, & she was just as funny and interesting as I thought she’d be. One on one would be fascinating. Having read her autobiography, I would have liked to have met Katharine Graham (the late publisher of the Washington Post). I’m sure I’ll think of more once I hit “publish!”

  3. Wow, I’m finding this question really hard. If they can be dead, I’d love to have lunch with the first Queen Elizabeth, Anne Boelyn and my great-grandmother. As for the living, hmmm. Sandra Day O’Connor and Julia Sweeney.Cool question!

  4. When I was in school, I used to see Aimee Mann walking around my neighborhood every once in awhile. I think she’s about the only singer/songwriter that I could have recognized, then or now. And I love her stuff immensely.

  5. When I was in school, I used to see Aimee Mann walking around my neighborhood every once in awhile. I think she’s about the only singer/songwriter that I could have recognized, then or now. And I love her stuff immensely.

  6. I love this idea and will definitely be using it for an upcoming post! BTW . . . I’m adding you to my blogroll. I hope you don’t mind. :)

  7. Melinda Gates. Just how does one actually manage the dispensation of $38 billion dollars?!And is Bill GIB? Eeew. Nevermind.

  8. Loving the input, ladies.Let me know if you post your own Ladies & Lunch entry. I’ll link to you.Niobe — I am so jealous.DC — :-)

  9. See, I have no respect for Condi, and therefore I don’t think my blood pressure could handle that lunch. I happen to know a little something about her supposed area of academic expertise, and let’s just say that her supposed language skills are rather pathetic. And I didn’t even need the latest batch of revelations from Scotty to be thoroughly unimpressed with her job performance in the last 7.5 years. What was that PDB called again? Sorry, I know these are your selections for your reasons. I just kinda feel that this particular flunky should be so lucky as to have lunch with you.

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