Tuesday, September 14, 2010

mmm Hot Dogs

Hey! I figured out how to do pictures!
All the way back to the first post (if you care to look) is my brothers game. He invited Stan the Man (Stan Lee) and the rest of us all invited artists.
Back on that night the entire golden family played the game, and JKY made some too. And so, without any further whatever-you-call-it, here is mine:

Cleopatra! Queen of Egypt. My fascination with the subject brought Cleo here to the front of my mind. She was believed to be the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess. When her husband (Mark Anthony) died, she committed suicide by asp bite, as was tradition.

Marcus Aurelius! He was the last of the "5 Good Emperors" of rome and was considered a very important Stoic philosopher. He wrote a book called "Meditations" which is still revered by many people.

Abraham Lincoln! You know, the guy with a top hat. Our 16th president, born in a log cabin in Illinois. He led us

through the civil war and put an end to slavery. Abe was assassinated while watching theatre. Actually, he was the

first president to be assassinated.

Ben Franklin! Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. And a founding father. So, you know, a bit of everything.
All this will be happening at: G&L!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

No more slacking, we hope.

Dad was NOT posting enough so he turned the blog over to me. (Me is Ysabela, just in case you don't recognize my writing style, silly you.)

Of course this means all those nice videos and pictures that my dad puts with posts won't be here for a while if I have the same problem with this blog as I do on my own.

Anyway, we had my cousin Andrew over, and we played the AWESOME game that nobody else thinks is awesome. This is starting to be a tad insulting. But just a tad.

We have:

Will Smith! Successful actor, film producer, and rapper. He most likely got on this list for the rapper part, but just a guess. Not only has he been called the most powerful actor on the planet, he has been nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Academy Awards, and has won several Grammy Awards.  John knew people who knew him way back in Philly, and they say he is entirely a self-made man.

Samuel Jackson! Television actor, film actor and producer. He was involved in the civil rights movement before moving into theater, and then films. He played Ray Arnolde in one of my favorite movies of all times, Jurassic Park.  The baddest Jedi, star of any number of movies, can play the bad guy, the good guy or the bad good guy.

Queen Latifah! (or Dana Owens) Rapper, actress, and singer. She has earned more awards and nominations than I care to count. Probably got in to this dinner for her part as Motormouth Maybelle in Hair Spray.

Robert Downey Jr! He actually started at age 5, in one of his dad's films. (Can you guess his dad's name? Hint: ends in Senior.) He has been in a lot of movies, but I am positive the reason he's
here is for his part as Tony Stark in Iron Man 1 and 2.

George Lopez! Has anybody not heard of this guy? I'm serious. He has 2 shows: George Lopez and Lopez Tonight. I don't know exactly what channels he's on, but I know he is on Nick at Night due to further experience.

All will be going to Olive Garden!  Due to language, this is probably a PG-13 dinner.

Do send us the results of any "Who's Coming For Dinner?" games you might play with family of friends.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Star-Studded Supper with Streep

Sorry!  We invitations for 4 dinners to get recorded here.  We're signing up some guest bloggers, and that should help with the backlog.

We had an evening with the Mattoxes where the adults and the kids came up with separate lists.  The adult list took on a very scientific bent.  The kid's list started, surprisingly, with the Prada wearing Devil...

Meryl Streep - obviously an amazing career, with more Oscar nominations than any other actor ever.  But it was the Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia that got her on this invitation list.  Oh, Mamma Mia...

Meryl Streep - Dancing Queen from Mamma Mia
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So who would like to eat with Meryl?  The next choice was our family favorite, undoubtedly chosen for his singing as well as acting.
Started as a child star, went to broadway, became close friends with Stephen Sondheim, started a new art form of sing-along blog...

Neil Patrick Harris.

Who's joining Neil and Meryl?  The next guest was a classic surprise.  I don't even know for sure how he was known to them.  Described as a cool, funny actor that has been in a lot of movies that were liked, especially My Favorite Wife.  Please welcome, Cary Grant!

The last guest would have the paparazzi lining up around the block.  I'm pretty sure he got in on the strength of his pirate work, but definitely has some real acting chops besides.  Of course, this must be Johnny Depp.

The restaurant for this star-studded gala event might surprise you, but we hear the food is good with a wide variety of dishes.  Xo Asian Cuisine in Grand Rapids.

As always, if you have enjoyed playing this game, we'd love to hear about whom you invited to dinner!