Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What do YOU miss?

I get nostalgic for the strangest things sometimes.

Sometimes I miss the days when McDonalds served its sandwiches in styrofoam containers.

Sometimes I miss being in college, when I had significantly less to worry about.

It goes without saying that I miss the days when gas prices were under a dollar per gallon.

I miss the old Saturday morning cartoons, with Schoolhouse Rock included.
Remember those?

There was Conjunction Junction and Interplanet Janet and The Shot Heard Round The World... and of course there was Reginald with his Interjections. Even sad-sounding ones like the Figure Eight.

What about you?
What kinds of things do you miss?
Tell me all about it. I'm in a contemplative mood today.

P.S. Lolly, lolly, lolly, get your adverbs here!



Da Old Man said...

I miss hanging out at home, playing with my slot cars.

GoingLikeSixty.com said...

At my age, I miss the toilet.

Anonymous said...

Oh geeze! You just had to put Lolly in the post-script, didn't you? Ah, the memories of Saturday morning cartoons...before they were all edited..ACH! I miss those, the most.

I miss when a double sawbuck would get you a carton of cigs, case of beer, large 3-way pizza and still have enough left to fill the gas tank( on my "tank" of a car )..."leaded" gas, at that!

Anonymous said...

The only thing I miss is living in NYC, my home town. Everything else? If it was pleasant then that's was nice at that moment. If it was unpleasant, better left forgotten. Today is all I can count on, tomorrow something to plan for, perhaps, when I not too busy taking care of today.

Brooklyn Girl! said...

I miss a lot of things!

I miss my dad first and foremost, today is just one of those days.

I miss Saturday morning cartoons also..but I miss being young enough to actually sit and watch them like I did as a kid!..Schoolhouse Rock was great..but the Flintstones, Jetsons, Magilla gorilla, Wacky Races (loved Penelope Pitstop) Josie & the Pussycats..well I could go on but than god for BOOM channel it's all retro cartoons.

I miss those little nabisco cookies that looked like two vanilla wafters with a marshmallow in between..they were delish!

I miss the Subway..I miss being able to just go into the city and just do and go wherever.

I miss summers as a kid....there was nothing better than hot weather, no school, catching fireflies with jars at night, having those ice pops in the plastic tubes (freeze pops)..slip n slide, riding bikes and listening to THE best 70's music ever!

I miss a lot of things lol

Morgiana Le Fey said...

I miss my college friends. So many obscenely good memories, such a large and awesome group of friends. I miss people coming to me for advice, or making everybody laugh, or skipping class en masse to go to lunch hehe. Past friendships are what I will get the most sentimental about.

Shelli said...

I miss After School Specials.

Janna said...

DaOldMan: Hopefully you'll be back home again soon! Either that or tell the hospital to bring you some slot cars while you're there. :)

GoingLikeSixty: Oops!

Subtorp77: I had to Google "sawbuck" to find out what it meant! Apparently it's ten bucks... so a "double sawbuck" would be twenty, right? Now I just have to find out what a "Three-Way Pizza" is.

Grace: Very philosophical!

Patti/BrooklynGirl: Yes! Whenever I house-sit for my parents when they go on vacation, I love it because I actually get to watch satellite TV. Despite the healthy plethora of good educational programs, I usually end up watching mostly the BOOMerang channel! (And NICK so I can catch lots of Spongebob too).

Morgian: I miss my college days too.

Shelli: I remember seeing them advertised, but the weird thing is that I don't think I ever actually watched one. (!!)

Anonymous said...

Janna, sorry about that. I guess I'm still used to using old money slang terms( a fin=5, c-note=100, etc. ). And yes, 20 is right( a.k.a. a "Jackson"-he's the prez on the 20 note ).

As for the "three-way" pizza; it's just a plain cheese pizza with three other toppings( but called that on the menu board, round here ). And yeah, depending on who's serving( and there level of comedy ), it can get riotous when ordering one of those...

whall said...

I miss believing in authority and our government

Janna said...

Subtorp77: I vote for pepperoni, sausage, and hot peppers. No, wait... pepperoni, ham, and sausage... or maybe mushrooms, hot peppers, and pepperoni. Hmmmm. Can I get three three-ways done three different ways?

Whall: Funny; that's what I said eight years ago... :)

Anonymous said...

Janna, sure ya can! Sometimes I'll go 1/2&1/2( usually 'roni on one 1/2 and mushroom-sausage on the other ) I think the most I remember is 10 toppings!

Janna said...

Subtorp: Ten? Really? So is it a ten-way then? It sounds good but obscenely expensive.
Let's see... just for fun, if I had to have a pizza with ten toppings on it (besides cheese), what would I pick?

Ground Beef
Diced Salami
Slivered Garlic
Hot peppers (the yellow rings)
Hot peppers (diced jalapenos)

Wow. I think I gained five pounds just by typing that.

It was worth it.

VE said...

I miss Wacky Packages. I miss knocker-bockers. I miss climbing trees with my friends. I miss having Pop Tarts and milk at my grandmas everyday after school. I miss Wild Wild West. I miss cruising. I miss good new classic rock. I miss having the freedom to take off and tour Europe for a couple of months. I miss having optimism for so much.

Anonymous said...

Janna, you've got great taste in toppings 8^P. One of my aunts used to live in Hillside, NJ. Ican't remember the name of the pizzaria but they had this mega-family-sized Sicilian pie...just right for those family get-togethers. Believe me, you needed a knife and fork for that thing! Droool!

Janna said...

VE: Ooooh! I miss Wacky Packages too. Those were fun. And the rest sounds pretty good too. :)

Subtorp77: Yum!

Travis said...

I miss some of my old toys, like Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys.

Janna said...

Travis: I had those too! :)