This blog began as I was entering my 30th year. I was trying to think of what I could do for my 30th and I decided that I wanted to have lunch with Paul Krugman. And then the idea just started growing. I have always loved learning new things. I was scared of the big 3-0. So I combined these factors with my lunch goal and embarked on a bit of a scary learning adventure. I decided to reach out to all the people that I wanted to learn something from – and ask them out to lunch. And at these lunches I would be a sponge and absorb as much knowledge as possible and then share it here, on my blog. What first began as a two year project has grown into more than I ever imagined, I still can’t believe people agree to have lunch with me. As for how long I am going to keep lunching? As long as people keep accepting my invitations. I plan to continue to keep learning as much as I can and I hope my readers can learn something too.
Enjoy and happy lunching!
Top 5 Lunch Dream List:
Photo Credit: Carolyn Thrasher
Blog posts about having lunch with me:
Vawkcollection.ca: Lunch with Mary
Speaking about my blog at WordCamp 2010: 


Photo Credit: Chris Luckhardt

7 Responses to “About”

  1. F.I.M. March 13, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Awesome blog! Such a great idea; and I love your “Lunch Lessons”- so fun.


  2. Holly March 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    Mary, this is a wonderful blog. Such a great way to explore and learn. I applaud you for your initiative and sharing this with us. I look forward to more Lunches!

  3. Shauna March 23, 2009 at 6:23 pm #


    This is freaking awesome. I, too, would like to do lunch with Kristen Wiig. This is the greatest idea for a blog that I’ve seen in ages. You are a ninja.

  4. Kat March 28, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    Love the new blog design… hope you get lots of lunches and can’t wait to read about them!

  5. Kat March 28, 2009 at 11:51 pm #

    PS – thanks for the link… :)

    and i hope you get Hillary Clinton.

  6. Mira November 10, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    Mary, I think your blog is brilliant! And thanks for visiting mine.
    Hope we have lunch some day! Seems like you’d be a great person to chow with.
    Best wishes,
    Mira from Mira’s List

  7. Beth March 16, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Mary you’re definitely one of a kind. Brilliant idea! It’s fresh, enlightening and I hope you continue lunching past 30. I want to see you crack into your top five.

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