I Miss…

Note: Though I’ve never seen it, I’m sure this has been done. I can’t imagine I’m creating something new here. Either way, it seems like a good idea.

I miss…

…my dad.
…my brother.
…the everyday closesness of college friends.
…trading baseball cards on the porch in the summer.
…Maple Breeze.
…working at the CIA (um, The Culinary Institute of America).
…my first car, Lola.
…watching Larry Bird play basketball.
…watching Fred Lynn play centerfied.
…lazy summer days as a kid in the pool.
…sleeping in until 11 a.m.
…my friend, Chris.
…’Super Cookies’ at lunch in elementary school.
…being able to actually hold Aidan.
…working at the Cove.
…friends I worked with at ETP.
…going to Block Island as a kid.
…matinees at the United.
…good radio — like it was in the 80s.
…heck, the 80s.
…the old Boston Garden.
…the West Wing.
…School House Rock.
…triple chocolate donuts from Penny’s in Pawcatuck.
…not having to worry (about anything).
…summer ‘Playground’ at West Broad.
…being in Ireland.
…hearing stories from my grandmother.
…frosted brown-sugar Pop Tarts (can’t remember last time I had one).
…growing up at the Pawcatuck Little League.
…riding my bike on my morning paper route.
…eighth grade at St. Michael’s.
…gym class with Mrs. Solar.
…english class with Mr. Jones.
…being on the radio.
…Famous Pizza.
…Melrose Place (ok, and the real 90210, too).
…Battle of the Network Stars.
…the full page of baseball notes in the Sunday Globe.
…Golf Day.
…a lot of things from high school (just not the drama).
…living in a neighborhood.

Those are a few of the things I miss.

How about you? What do you miss?

11 Comments on “I Miss…”

  1. Meredith says:

    Ditto the Melrose Place/original 90210.
    I miss a bunch of people from high school that I don’t talk to anymore.
    I miss my Gramma and Poppa, and Grammy and Grampy.
    I miss baby Super Nephew .
    I miss living with all my best friends in college.
    I miss Blink 182.
    I miss my mom and dad living in the same house.
    I miss getting a new pair of PJs every Christmas eve.
    I miss first kisses.

    Awesome list, Mike.

  2. I miss my old body – the one before al the surgeries and complications…

    I miss my health…although I’m begining to look at the cup half full instead of half empty…

  3. Sara says:

    I do not miss high school. At all.

    I miss my grandfather
    I miss family vacations
    I miss NY
    I miss the person my brother was before his college roommate hung himself
    I miss you dude…

  4. Erin says:

    Okay, this is nuts. I saw a commercial for Toaster Streudel last night and it got me thinking of Pop Tarts and I was like, damn, when is the last time I had one?!!

    I miss California
    I miss youthul naivete
    I miss college
    I miss having my closest friends around me
    I miss the 5 inches the bastard cut off my hair on Sat.
    I miss my dad and grandma
    I miss Friday night football games
    I miss warm weather
    I miss laughing so hard I cry
    I miss In n’ Out (and Jack in the Box, too)

  5. Anna says:

    I miss the West Wing, too.
    I SO miss warm weather.
    I miss holding my babies when they were babies.
    I miss my tribe of amazing girlfriends who I never get to see enough of.
    I miss my mom.
    I miss having hair that was completely free of gray hairs.
    I miss milkshakes from Michael’s Dairy in NL.

    (And I know how to fix that.)

  6. […] Thanks Mike for putting this one out there.  Rule 1? Its lists like this that make me cry and make me wonder […]

  7. loretta says:

    i miss the excitment of it all…but i adore …..no..i love more than any thing ever being a grammy

  8. Mike says:

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    Don’t pay for your electricity any longer…
    Instead, the power company will pay YOU!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I miss….
    …life before being a grown up.
    …being able to eat anything and not gain a oz!
    …gin & tonics on my deck in Naragansett
    …playing the piano
    …being able to ice cream without a pill
    …hanging out with you every day

    It’s just a start but there are so many more.

  10. ChrIis says:

    I miss you too, man. I hope we can get back to where we used to be.

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