Two years of lunching… and counting

5 Feb

Two years_2

Me – In between meals

A year ago, I looked back at my first 12 months of lunching and was mostly in shock that I was able to pull off this funny little idea that I had.

Now that I am two years into this lunching adventure, I continue to be so grateful to everyone who has agreed to have lunch with me and taught me so much along the way. I feel a bit like a kid doing a school project when I ask people out to lunch so I am always a bit surprised when anyone agrees. So a huge thank you to my lunch guests from the past 12 months:

· Ryan Taylor

· Corey Mintz

· Sunny Fong

· Amy Cole

· Ben Barry

· Inessa Frantowski

· Rahaf Harfoush

· Massimo Capra

· Daryl DSouza

· Jian Ghomeshi

As I enter year three, I haven’t figured out what I want to do next. As the site continues to grow with more lunches and more readers, I want to make this into more and I am struggling what that “more” is.

But there is one thing I want to accomplish in 2011. Since I am two years into this, I am just going to be up front. I want to have lunch with Paul Krugman. It’s why I started this blog and I think it would be a fascinating conversation. I outreached to him this year and did hear back (yay!) but the lunch still hasn’t happened. I am willing to travel and work around his schedule but I am going to you all, dear readers, and asking for help. Any ideas on how I can make this happen?

And finally, thanks for reading – I hope you all enjoy my blog just a fraction of as much as I enjoy doing it.

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5 Responses to “Two years of lunching… and counting”

  1. Bowserings February 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Congrats Mary! Can’t believe it’s already been a year since I first read you blog, coincidentally your 1 year anniversary post… see you at the Olympics!

  2. Michelle February 5, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    Congratulations!!! You know I’m a huge fan and I expect you’ll continue to grow and grow in popularity. Paul will be lunching with you soon I’m sure…the question remains…when are you having lunch with me? ;-)

    Michelle
    xx

  3. Lunch with Mary February 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    You two are sweet tarts! Thanks for being such loyal readers :)

  4. Paola February 8, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I’ll be working on this… never know what can happen!

  5. Him & Her February 23, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Congratulations! Most people can’t stick with something this intensive for 3 months, nonetheless years. I look forward to reading about your lunches in hardcover in 2 years.

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