Monday, February 09, 2009

The Fightin' Walrus/No Regrets

Here's Stephen Colbert with Paul McCartney in his Better Know a Beatle series. It starts a little slow but watch the whole thing. It's worth it, and we need to be on the same page. Look, I acknowledge the genius of John Lennon. I know he's the smart/cool choice for favorite Beatle (we've been over this before), but I'm going to stick with Paul.




My favorite part of this clip is when Paul unexpectedly describes himself as "Witty, attractive, musical, no regrets!" This made me think about having no regrets and inspired the following thoughts:

I have only a few regrets as I look back over my life. I sort of regret some of the boys I dated, but I really feel that their extreme jerkness informed my choice of a completely non-jerk husband. So I can't say for sure that I'd do that differently. I said "no" to a church calling once and have always regretted it. Of course, I had my reasons--but they weren't good. I regret pushing my oldest son academically when he was little because it caused unnecessary stress and frustration and I regret that I was unable to enjoy Ben a little more when he was a baby and toddler. But that's just water under the bridge at this point. I like my kids and they seem to be turning out OK in spite of my mistakes. I wish I would have gotten to know my friends and their families better in high school because people are interesting. I'm not happy that I'm a fat person but there's no food or period of inactivity or pregnancy that I regret. I regret some purchases, like the Sigg bottles I bought for everyone in the family. But most purchases make me very, very happy--happy, attractive, witty, musical, no regrets!

18 comments:

  1. I loved this interview. Haha. Colbert is a genius and so is Paul (he's also my favorite over John).

    ReplyDelete
  2. thanks for the heads up on the sigg bottles. they are in my online shopping cart as we speak, because I have been on the fence all afternoon. I'm sad though, because they are so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  3. After experiencing yet another completely non-intentional stalker-esque moment since moving back to Provo after having started to read your blog, I saw you while you were shopping the other day.

    I can therefore say with authority that you are most decidedly not a "fat person."

    That is all.

    P.S. Hopefully that doesn't freak you out too much.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I LOVE my SIGG bottles. They have been the best thing I've ever bought. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and recommend them to everyone! I'm sorry you don't like them!

    ReplyDelete
  5. that was awesome. Thanks for that.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a hoot! I have to say John is probably still my favorite and I like George too but this gave me a new appreciation for Paul. Thanks for posting this...we cut cable and I don't get Colbert anymore.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I agree about Paul. He has always been a favorite for me. However, I must disagree about the Sigg bottles. Still love mine after a year. Maybe you just didn't put enough effort into enjoying them. Try harder next time, kay?

    ReplyDelete
  8. You regret your Sigg bottle? Crazy. I LOVE mine.

    ReplyDelete
  9. My ice doesn't fit in the mouth of my Sigg bottle, rendering it useless. The tops are hard to wash, too. I'm glad people love them so much, though.

    Nonny, where did you see me? What was I doing? How did my hair look? Telling me I'm not a fat person doesn't freak me out at all. I like it. Say hello next time, freak.

    ReplyDelete
  10. 100% agreement in not regretting the jerks since they provided valuable lessons leading to a non-jerk husband. Thanks Byron! You're the best - don't know what I would have done without you - you jerk!

    ReplyDelete
  11. There are many regrets as you age - fortunately you can't remember them!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Someday you will look at pictures of yourself taken now and regret having ever thought of yourself as fat. I love all Beatles.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Aw shucks. I want you to know that you are definitely a non-jerk wife.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Great interview...thanks for posting

    ReplyDelete
  15. All growing up, hands down favorite Beatle was Paul. Still is...although, now I am quite intrigued by George. He's just so interesting, turns out.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks, I loved watching that video. I was always a Paul fan, dating back to 1965 when the Beatles came along and toppled the Beach Boys as my favorite group.

    Yep, I was in junior high.

    =)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh, that GrannyBabs. She always has the best comments! Hmmm, maybe that is one of the best parts of growing older--forgetting all your regrets!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Paul's a vegetarian, ya know

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...