Sunday, January 12, 2014

Dinner Invitation

Dinner party.  If you had the opportunity to host a dinner party and invite any ten people that you would like (living or not) to any kind of dinner party of your choosing; who would YOU invite?

This isn't a 'Last Supper' kind of request.  Just for fun.... We are going to go ahead and assume your spouse and selected family are all invited; they do not count as far as keeping tabs on numbers.

Mr. Tatum
#10.  Channing Tatum.  I'm not sure about his intellectual ability to hold his place in a conversation but let's face it, total eye candy.  You always need something pretty to look at, right?  He is an Alabama native and just so happens to be hot as fire.  I tell you what, I hope Jenna Dewan-Tatum knows what she has gotten herself into (literally)....she isn't invited to the party.  Sorry Jenna.

#9.  Stefanie Battle.  
Well.  You may not know her yet but she is my bff, for reals y'all; for 26 years now.  You can get to know her over at Kiss My Southern Sass, we totally have the 'sisters from another mister' going on.  I will warn you, she is the grammar police.  Why would I invite her?  Because I can talk to her without using words at this fabu dinner party.  We can exchange evil glares and talk behind peoples backs.......right in front of their faces.  We are just....that...good.  Holla back Sta-nay-nay....holla back.

BDB Series
#8.  JR Ward.  She is my favorite author.  I didn't start to read until I was 26 years old and actually started with the "Twilight" series.  Let me rephrase that, I read what my high school English teacher forced me to read, shout out to Mrs. Thompson.  I can still recite Romeo & Juliet till this day.  Anyway, JR Ward has the imagination that is so far-fetched and so incredibly unbelievable, yet she takes these thoughts, these ideas and has the most uncanny way of making you think that you are reading non-fiction.  Crazy.  If you are a fantasy genre fan then she is your woman....'Black Dagger Brotherhood' series, look it up.  My forever favorite vampires, sorry Edward.  Click HERE to visit her site.  You will not go wrong with any of her series! Three thumbs up! 

#7.  Julia Child.  Julia Child is my favorite chef, ever.  I love her classical French approach but most importantly I just adore her story.  I own several of her cookbooks and I can honestly say that her recipes are usually the only ones that I ever follow word for word because she knew what she was doing.  She lead an awesome life and I enjoy reading about it and watching her old shows.  She is awe inspiring.  Her thoughts on food and diet still linger with me! "“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”~Julia Child.


#6.  Johnny Depp.  I have no valid reason for inviting him with the exception of he is Stefanie's imaginary boyfriend.  That is all.
Johnny D.

Rev Run
#5.  Rev Run.  I adore Rev Run.  I can only imagine how much fun he is at dinner parties.  I don't care to much for his brother, seems a little too retentive for my style.  One could only hope that he would bust out with a few oldies but goodies from Run DMC.  

#4.  Morgan Freeman.  He is my favorite actor and I could listen to him for days on end.  He is 'that' person that is a little bit of everything: smart, funny, kind....I really, really enjoy his work.  
#3.  Pink.  Alecia Beth Moore.  She is my favorite singer.  I love her voice, her fierceness.  Her badassness.
She is amazing.  I don't really have to much to elaborate on her here besides the fact that I want to be her when I grow up.  Totes.

Nigella Lawson
#2.  Nigella Lawson.  'The Domestic Goddess'.  I enjoy everything about this woman.  The way she looks, the way she dresses, her accent!  Her cookbooks.are.amazing!  She is on that new show 'The Taste' with Anthony Bourdain.  She isn't a trained chef yet she has great recipes, tons and tons of recipes.  It isn't as easy as opening up good ol' Betty Crocker but she has super yummy complex flavored recipes.  She rallies for the home cook, pulls for them to the end.  She is the epitome of a 'Domestic Goddess'. With all that said, she is going through some devastating personal  issues right now that I hope she figures all that out.  As a cook, she is amazing. #1 is.........

Nene Leakes.  

Okay, so why Nene?  Well, we both use to be strippers.  HA! Only kidding.  Seriously.  I've never even seen the inside of a strip club.  Not to mention, I'm fat.  Anyway, Nene appears to be the life of the party.  She is a beautiful woman and oh so hilarious!  She seems to be that girlfriend that you can just call up at random and say 'hey, whatcha doin'?  I don't know, I just enjoy watching Nene.  I've always been a huge fan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta but during the wedding, wait, the second wedding to her husband Gregg, you can really see how she has evolved as a person.  The 'old' Nene would bite someones head off without even thinking twice - 'new' Nene has found her 'simmer down' button but is still as crazy as the day is long!  The gives the term 'Southern Woman' a whole new meaning! Rock on Nene, rock on.

This dinner party would rock!  Please don't judge my depth as a person based on this particular list.  I was going the fun route, not so much the intellectual stimulant route. Hehehehe.

                                                                                                 Much Love,                                                                                                            Traci

PS....Those that almost made the list include: Bruce Willis, Chris Rock, Bill Clinton, Anthony Bourdain, Ina Garten, Ellen Degeneres and Hugh Laurie.  

:::::UPDATE::::: I left off a very important person.  I'm hanging my head low today because I just forgot!!!!  Jennifer Lawrence would be there, I'd just have to make an 11th plate.


  1. I'm so happy that I made your top 10!!!

  2. I would love to be at this party. I bet it would be a blast!

  3. I'm assuming u replaced me with NeNe due to the fact I may be unavailable because I just had a baby! lol. Anywho I'm not gonna lie this dinner would be off the chain. I LOVE IT!

    1. Jackie! Don't kid yourself, you are totally irreplaceable!