Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Table for 10 in the sky!

So after apparently being the waitress at a gorgeous fantasy dinner of Dave’s, slaving away with dear Rob, I have now been tagged to hold my own "ideal attended" dinner at the top of the most exclusive restaurant in London, 360ft up.

I am able to invite 10 people. I’ve assumed all have to be alive and relatively well in health. My guest list consists of at least one obvious choice of each gender – I have always been desperate just to say hello & shake his hand, and I truly respect her. There are also people whose views I would love to hear come from their own mouths, because I think others who try to explain them lose in "translation" & perspectives their passion and logic. It doesn't mean I agree with them though - necessarily. There are some people to shake things up & keep it relatively light and musical, while still being intelligent & respected. There are at least two top philanthropists, mainly cause hey, when I’ve got a cause to punt, I need funding! And because I have always wondered how close to their causes they truly are. Plus they are kinda cute.

You can work out for yourself who’s who.

Miriam Makeba
John Cleese
Osama Bin Laden
Lebo MashileSouth African Poet (not to mistaken for the late great Lebo M)
Salman Rushdie
Mark Shuttleworth
Helen Suzman
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi

With this, I am required to have some staff, who are tagged in being chosen and so must create their own ideal table of 10 & tag further bloggers…

Waitress: Jam (it would just be easier to have her there than have to relay it all in emails 2 days later or late night sms's!)
Waiter: Revolving Credit (He’ll help keep the convo light, especially when Bin Laden & the Colonel jointly dive across the table at old Salman, dessert forks raised.)


Revolving Credit said...

You so have to invite Manto, that way we could turn it into dinner theatre.

PS. Where the wine steward? Yo don't expect me to serve both food and wine? Mt union will get to hear about this - viva.

I'm assuming that you will be acting as hostess, shouldn't you have some toy boy on your arm to even out the numbers, sit in the corner, smile, look pretty and shut up??

Champagne Heathen said...

I thought about having Manto there, as well as George Bush, because I would LOVE to have a conversation with both of them. But I realised I couldn't cope with a whole dinner party with them. Especially with the restuarant being so high up. There might be a few "accidents"!

You're right. Jam will be on wine duty. And you will be on food duty. I need my staff SOBER & REASONABLY behaved for this!

Toy boys...I have dear Mark (do you really think I have him there cause of his intelligence?!?) and you to toy with at my will! :)

Revolving Credit said...

When you think toy, do you think
- Battery operated
- Wind up
- Blow up
- Action figure

Anonymous said...

why the colonel and not mugabe? I think bob would be killer at a party. i do like the fact you included john cleese though - fave! ;P (so the rule is they have to be alive?)

Revolving Credit said...

What on the menu? Are there any specials I need to memorise?

Champagne Heathen said...

Cause I like Gaddafi, and I don't like Mugabe. And I only want people there who I respect.

It seems we are a bit confused on the alive/ dead thing. I prefer narrowing the choice down to those people who are alive, but Rob chose a few dead guys.

Rev - when I think toy, I think "Boy", who is alive and well and comes when I call. (Do with that sentence what you will....)

Menu....let me give it some thought. Gawd, what is with you guys and making me think this week!

(Now let me rewrite the novel of a word verification!)

Anonymous said...

i dunno - i kinda lump those 2 guys in together. africa has its fair share of weird leader. speaking of which, anyone see that weird thing on the news about swaziland trying to lay claim to large parts of south africa? i'm still trying to figure out if it was a joke or not.

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Anonymous said...

Cheers Champs thats a top, top list!! Brilliant, I was contemplating some of those people for my list. Yes, I did intend to make it only people who are alive, but Rob's list is really fantastic so I suppose having dead people along for dinner is cool. I did the list 'cos I wanted to link to certain people I think are cool that others might not know. Everyone on my list I truly like, maybe not agree with, but I think I would enjoy their company. And so it goes, you and Rob did your lists which prompted me to find out stuff about people I never knew existed before.

Reading what I have written above sounds pretty pompous but hey, its all true!

Revolving Credit said...

Chews, I'm slightly concerned.
Yesterday Jam refered to us as the 'Filthy Threesome'.
And, yesterday at Wozafriday, Champs referred to us a 'dodgy bloggers'.

I think we should rethink our strategy. We should go undercover.
(Champs, that not the same as under-the-covers)
Get some secret identities and buy trench coats.
We should recruit that Lollipop chick.
She young, impressionable and want to destroy mankind - how cool is that.
Think up a secret ahndshake and get back to me.

Anonymous said...

henceforth we shall be known as "tom" and "harry" respectively rev ;) should we start up a group blog? destroy the world one clever remark at a time?

Revolving Credit said...

Am I Tom or Harry?

Anonymous said...

i'll be generous - you get to choose ;P

Revolving Credit said...

I'll be Harry - I've been called Dodgy & Filthy so I might as well be called 'Dirty Harry'

"Do you feel lucky, punk"

Anonymous said...

Have you chosen a secret handshake yet?

Champagne Heathen said...

Before I start replying to the Dirty Two (it just doesn't have a decent ring to might need to find 10 more people to join this gang)...

Dave - Ah thanks! Happy to know you like it AND that I taught you something!

Chews - I hadn't seen the Swazi news - I'll look out. Did you know women HAVE TO wear skirts when visiting Swazi gov offices! What?! I would never be able to go anywhere near those offices then!

As for "Harry" & "Tom" (Does that make me or Jam "Dick"??? Or that poor new chick)...

Yes. I have the handshake, but I am not too sure how I go about demonstrating it without teaching every poor reader who stumbles past here!

[I seriously have to work today!]

Anonymous said...

Dear Heathen

Please desist from such derogutary commentary. The name of the brotherhood has been brought into disrepute by previus such comments.
In penatance we will walk the path of righteousness.
The new initiate will be known as Sally. Hence forth the occassion of our meeting will be known as 'When Harry met Sally'

Anonymous said...

The Dirty Double seems to work just fine champers.

REv - we using the handshake from demolition man "be well citizen"

Anonymous said...

For not using the handshake, citizen Tom, you will receive 2 demerits.

PS. Saw your Barber statement over at Peas. How do you know, did you take a stool sample?

Anonymous said...

Citizen Tom - Sounds like Champs want to be Dick?

Does make for interesting possibilities at the commentary level

Anonymous said...

rev - even if there is we should be safe, they only use "cut-THROAT" razors after all ;P

champs wants dick? greedy - she didn't even ask

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha. That's a fab guest list. Guess I'm going to have to run away and do some thinking now.
It would make for a seriously interesting dinner, this one. Lotsa oldies in there too.

Anonymous said...

At least the woman knows what see wants?

She could have wanted Fanny.

Champagne Heathen said...

ARGH - My internet is being a bitch again today! I think my boss controls its pace & reliability depending on how much work I am meant to be doing...

Jam - you know me, that's how I like them...older! :)

As for my favourite brotherhood... Of course I know what I want & demand it. Unfortunately, one does not always get what they want... Which makes me wonder, what on earth do I then need!

So who is Sally?!?

Harry, please pass on to Rev that he is still expected to create a top 10 dinner guest list and tag 2 people...

Anonymous said...

I will create my list LATER. Too much work now...ww

Anonymous said...

Champs, can you fake it like Sally?

'oooohh baby,oooohh baby'

Champagne Heathen said...

ww???? Have you started wrestling lately? Or saving panda bears?

(Those other two seem to be very quiet at the's making me nervous!)

Champagne Heathen said...

I am not sure...I have never had to try to fake it before.... :) *Batting of Eyelids* *Batting of Eyelids*

Anonymous said...

rev i the handshake has to be frrom demolition man. because i think if the 2 of us ever physically touched hands there might be some sort of controlled explosion. lets not open pundoras box eh?

Anonymous said...

Champs, are those eyelashes you're blinking ate me fake as well

*oo baby, ooh baby*

Tom, think we may need to do the Vulcan 'Live long and Proper'

at least its visual.

Anonymous said...

the vulgan? check out sauves sign - the vagin!

time to love you and leave you folks - i'm off to springs in search of intelligent life ;P

Koekie said...

I can't believe I'm not on the list.

I knee-slide for godsake. What more do you want from me!?


Champagne Heathen said...

You mean it is going quiet around these parts!!?!? How odd!

Although I am noticing how you both have to go at once...what are you two up to in Springs?!

Rev - no Startrekkie stuff on this blog please!

I'll meet you two at the corner pub to discuss this!

Champagne Heathen said...

But Koeks, I KNOW you. I have had many a drink with you. Hell, I have even seen your 'doondies'! I'll tell you can make the dessert!!

Koekie said...

Oooooh... you KNOW me. That's okay then.

Thank you.

I'll bring bananabread-muffin-crunchie-squishies.

Champagne Heathen said...

That's the plan!

Revolving Credit said...

OK, time for me to leave the office.

Champagne Heathen said...

Time noted Rev. Shame!! So that was a very tough 3 hour day, traffic time included! :)