Good morning, my friends!
If you’re like me, you’ve been in some sort of work or class team building feel-goodery in which people who normally want you to spend all of your time making them money are now insisting that you share about your personal lives. Um, okay…
If you’re like me, you’ve ALSO been the person who makes other people do those ‘ice-breakers’, as they are sometimes called. It’s true; sometimes I’m the boss. For the most part, the ‘get to know yous’ are uncomfortable and don’t actually build any team morale beyond the shared experience of “we all hate this”, but every once in awhile, there is an exercise that is fairly interesting. One of those such exercises is “Dinner Party”.
If you’re starting a conversation with someone and want something to talk about, ask that person to name three or four people he or she would want to have dinner with. The choices can be any alive or dead person. It’s fascinating to learn who people want to hang out with.
And it got me to thinking…if I could share a birthday meal with any BONES character, which (character) would it be? As I considered it, I found that I could not decide, as it all depended on the kind of meal I was going to have. Having a fancy brunch is different than a late night drink, right? Then I thought, “Why choose? Why not have them all?” So I’m going to. It’s my
party blog after all, and I can cry talk about sharing meals with fictional characters if I want to. 🙂
So, without further ado, here are the characters I’D want to share a meal with on my birthday.
This would be at the diner, naturally, and I think I would like to have breakfast with Sweets. He seems like a morning person, and he’s optimistic. Having breakfast with him would be a great way to start a great birthday. I know I’d leave there thinking it would be a wonderful day and a wonderful year. Menu: french toast, chocolate milk.
A little more fancy, I think I’d want to join Hodgins and Angela at their mansion. Can’t you imagine it? There’s some sort of outdoor eating area near a pool, and we’ll be served mimosas and fresh peaches and raspberries and granola. And bacon. It will be fancy, but fun, and we’ll gossip about inappropriate things while using the finest china and crystal.
I would love to meet Brennan for lunch–somewhere trendy and probably too expensive. (Sidenote: It’s about time Brennan had a birthday on the show, I’m thinking!) We’d talk about books we are reading, and although we might not understand what the other is talking about on every point, we’ll still be glad to be spending time together. I’ll try to get some sort of scoop on her feelings for Booth, and she’ll probably change the subject. I’ll just smile and eat my fries and over-priced sandwich.
At the end of the work day, I’d want to unwind and drink with Cam. She’d be chill enough to have a good time and snarky enough to make fun of other people in the bar, probably. I’d have a Vegas Water probably.
You’d be able to tell just by looking at me that I smell fantastic, and when I answer my door to see Booth there in a pair of dark jeans, a while polo shirt and a clean shave, you can be assured he’ll smell just as terrific. He’ll smile at me and put his hand on my back as he escorts me out the door. He’ll take me somewhere most people don’t know about–the kind of place with good food and better music– and I’ll say something incredibly witty, and he’ll lean in and smile, his dark eyes sparkling. And…well, that’s probably enough.
Drinks & Dessert:
Confession…lately I’ve sort of had Wendell on the brain. Not sure why (and this past week’s episode, despite his strange behavior, hasn’t changed that). Maybe it’s because I’m (now) 31, and he’s…well, how old is he? Not 31, I’m pretty sure. Haha, and yikes at the same time. But yeah, he’s the one I can imagine meeting for a late night drink. It would be fun and casual and flirty, and at the end of the night, I’d smile and walk away.
Um, having said that…who would I share my ‘birthday suit’ with? Well, that honor goes to this guy…
…as a team building exercise, of course!
Okay, enough from me. How about you? Take to the comments, if you’d like, and let me know who you’d invite to your birthday:
Drinks & Dessert
And in the meantime,
Peace, Love & Bones,
PS…I’ll be back later today in a couple of hours with a scene study of one of my all time favorite BONES moments.