Friday, June 02, 2006

Yesterday...


... all my troubles seemed so far away...

http://beatlesstory.com/news.asp?key=2&nkey=105&archive=&nid=BEATL

I really do think Paul McCartney's one of the finest human beings on this planet.

Believe it or not, I ran into (literally, almost) Paul McCartney in London when I visited my sister, who lives there, back in February of 1998.

It seemed that for hours I was in Harrods (http://www.harrods.com/Cultures/en-GB/homepageindex.htm ), a huge store, with my mom and several of my nieces and nephews. I got "cabin fever" and had to get out of there for a while!

So I left one of the myriad doors and walked out and as I started walking down the street, I saw someone get out of a car that had stopped in the middle of the street I was walking on. It was none other than Paul. Then it was Paul approaching; he was headed into Harrods! (This was just a few months before his lovely wife, Linda, would pass away.)

I was flabbergasted, shocked, surprised, stunned... you name it, I was "bloody" astounded! He walked right by me and my mouth was agape. What did I do? I turned and watched him walk right by.

At the corner, which was near where he passed me, there were people standing there watching him as well.

I said to no one in particular and everyone in general: "WAS THAT PAUL McCARTNEY?!!"

Someone said, "Yes, it sure was." Like it happened every day or something...

His birthday is June 18. Hope it's happy, tho Heather-less...

If you haven't read his excellent interview with VIVA! from 1998 (what is it about that YEAR?), here it is in parts I and II:

http://www.vegan.com/issues/1998/oct98/mccartney.htm
http://www.vegan.com/issues/1998/nov98/mccartney2.htm

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I'm sorry I haven't been posting much, here or anywhere for tht matter.
Goin' thru some difficult personal icky "stuff" right now, and busy writing for work as well.

Thanks to all my bloggin' friends for "bein' there" for me. *HUGS*

18 comments:

Carrie™ said...

I hope things sort themselves out for you. ((((HUGS)))) to you too.

funwithyourfood said...

I have 2 things to say
1) are you okay?? *hugs* hope you're doing well today
and
2) you just scored a million and 4 cool points for having seen P.M. in REAL life : )

talk with you soon

Teddy

t. said...

I hope all your personal icky stuff will be blown gently away like the wind on the sand dislosing the beautiful shell underneath (now where did I get that from?).
Interesting post about Sir Paul. I just read an article on his wife (latest, not Linda) and another one on the photographer who shot the picture you posted.
I am not totally sure what to say about the McCarthy family. On many sides, they seem great. On others, I am not convinced their support for the animal cause is sincere and complete. Ok, now you can cover me with dirt for saying that!

Megan the Vegan said...

I'm sorry about the icky stuff....hopefully it will be over soon.

I've never known such a Paul fan! Are you as big a fan of the beetles, or is just Paul solo that you love?

karen said...

I just wanted to say I hope everything works out for you personally. I know it's tough when you have to deal with stuff- HUGS!! We'll be waiting for you...

Cindy said...

Sorry to hear that things have been difficult at this time. I missed reading your posts. Your are in my thoughts and I hope that all turns out well for you.

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

hey kleo, how r u? hope everythings fine on your side.. hope you had a good weekend.

Vicki said...

hi kleopatra ~ hope things get better for you soon! thanks for such a cool post. i'm a big paul/beetles fan as well. we listen to revolver constantly, and my 3 year old knows all the words/harmonies/instruments in each song. we all get into the same vibe ~ it's so timeless.

funwithyourfood said...

you okay??

:/


Teddy

VeganDoc said...

Kleopatra... sorry to hear about your personal stuff. I wish you all the strength and wisdom to get through it.

Oh yes, and that is very cool that you saw Paul McCartney in real life.

Geraldine said...

Thanks for the Sir Paul story, tres cool. Too bad you didn't get a chance to say Hi, but I can imagine your surprise at actually seeing him!!! I was always a 'George' fan but Paul was very cute in his day, was he good looking in person?
Thanks for stopping by Veggies...hope your personal problems are settled soon. I can relate, we have a pile of 'bad things' to deal with, mainly beyond our control. Not fun. BFN, G

Vicki said...

more *HUGS* today.

Tanya Kristine said...

hi Karen...i hope you're doing better too. i'm in a funny funk as well and it's just no fun.

but your blog friends love you! that's gotta feel good!

Urban Vegan said...

hope all is well! remember: this too shall pass.

i love sir paul, too.

Harmonia said...

Hi! I have millions of cards as well. Mostly from the late 70s to mid 90's. My faves to collect, Yankees, Rookie Cards, Dave Winfield, Don Mattingly, Bernie Williams, Nolan Ryan, Orel Herschiser, Kirby Puckett, Ken Griffy Jr & Sr., Ozzie SMith, I could go on and on and on.

Tanya Kristine said...

oh no. i LOVE the new pix!!! so cute!

funwithyourfood said...

I tagged you!! : )

Teddy

tabitha jane said...

lucky.

the only famous person that jon or i have seen on our street was lenny kravitz.