Friday, August 26, 2005

Hansel And Re-Gretel

I hate those teary-eyed movie scenes where a character is on his or her deathbed and tells the audience that they "have no regrets." Oh, yeah, that's realistic. Everyone has some regrets. Hell, I have more regrets than Pamela Anderson has "home movies." Hey! This sounds like a great blog topic! God, I am a genius.

I regret I didn't hit the books hard enough in college. Saint Joseph's University was difficult enough as a wallflower. I played lacrosse, was Editor-in-Chief of and wrote for the newspaper, and generally goofed off for four years - and it showed in my "C" average.

I regret that I have never seen The Ramones live in concert. And since most of the band is now deceased, I never will. Lead singer Joey recently succumbed to cancer. The Ramones personified 70's punk rock, but had an incredible staying power that lasted thirty years. They were (and still are) one of my all-time favorite bands.

I regret that I never saw "Saving Private Ryan" in the theater. I despise Ben Affleck and Matt Damon – so much so that I declined an invite to see Spielberg's epic film. I have since seen it (and purchased my own copy on DVD) and, like everyone else, thought it was amazing.


  1. I wish I could. Unfortunately, when I do something, I do it to the nth degree. I completely deleted the blog, and never saved a backup. I know, dumb, dumb, dumb.

  2. The Ramones are currently my seven-year-old daughter's favorite band (and of course a big-time favorite in the Panda household anyway). That is definitely staying power.

    Sorry I missed out on your other blog. I thoroughly enjoy this one, however. :)

  3. Pandy - Thanks! And your daughter has terrific taste!

  4. I'm sad you deleted your original blog, too!

    It would have been cool to see the Ramones...

  5. About regrets...not sure if this fits exactly, but...

    "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened!"