December 3, 2014

Write or Die Wednesday ~ A Coffee Date

Happy hump day! I hope your week is going splendidly for you. Only two more work days left and 22 days until Christmas!  Today is Wednesday, so that means it's Write or Die day with Mia and Vashelle. Today's prompt is as follows ~ If you could have a one-hour coffee date with anyone in the world (or on the other side), who would it be? Why? What would you talk about?
I love this topic! It's similar to the whole "If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?" concept.  I like the idea of a coffee date, because food won't get in the way and maybe more talking would get done! 

My choice would be to have a coffee date with the one and only Gene Kelly.
He's so handsome! If you're not familiar with Gene Kelly (shame on you), here's a little background for you. Gene is one of the all time classic movie stars dating back to the 1940's. One of his all time hits, and my personal favorite, is Singing in the Rain (1952). He also starred in An American in Paris (1951), Brigadoon (1954), On the Town (1949), The Three Musketeers (1948), and Anchors Aweight (1945) just to name a few. He costarred with talent such as Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Donald O'Connor, Lana Turner, Angela Lansburry, Natalie Wood and so many others!

The man could dance, sing, act, direct and make the ladies swoon at his feet. Talking about feet... check out this scene from Singing in the Rain. It's a dance number between Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor to the song 'Moses Supposes.' Just watch their feet once they start tap dancing. AMAZING! Start at 2:10 and go from there!

There are so many questions that I would want to ask him.  I would ask him would be what he loved most about being a famous movie star. Is it all it's cracked up to be? Did it leave you enough time for your family?  Did you ever feel like you had to choose between your career and your family?  I would want to know what he thinks about today's movie business. I would want to know what he thinks about the kind of movies that Hollywood is making these days. What does he think about the movie stars of today?

All of that is so superficial, though. I would just want to chat with him. I only know the silver screen version. What is he like in real life...or was like in real life (he died in 1996 at the age of 84). What are his favorite things ~ food, color, song, MOVIE! I would ask him to sing a song with me.

Good Morning! ~ 




What about you? Who would you want to have a coffee date with if you could choose anyone?


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