I Miss.........

September 30th, 2011
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Mahalos to all who've been so dedicated in checking back to WWD! periodically. I sincerely do appreciate it and apologize again for delayed posts and replies. I barely have time to breathe and when I do it's to sleep.

Today late at work during a lull, I texted Da Wife,

"I want to go home.... I miss home."

It's not that I was bored by any means as the pace at work is feverishly unrelenting but it was just one of those days that you "feel" something.

I guess I miss going on the computer and looking for posts by faithful readers of WWD!. :wink: :wink: Or miss going to the fridge and grabbing a snack anytime I like. I most definitely miss my daughter and those small moments wea she just has dis glowing smile dat you can't help but smile back ear to ear no mattah how rotten of a time you're having.

Then that got me thinking what else have I missed that I haven't done in choke long time......

I miss body surfing (haven't touched da watah since being laid off)
I miss spending half da day wit Da Wife at "our beach" wit a full sub from Storto's
I miss being skinny

So go out dis weekend, do wat you haven't done in awhile and enjoy yourself. Don't do something you know you'll do soon or do occasionally, go out and get dat "feeling" back whether it's an activity or a meal. Get a little zen into your life and I guarantee you'll have a Feel Good Friday dat lasts longah then one day.

Post wat you miss below and revisit WWD! to remind yourself dat you said you'd do it!

I most definitely get chance to hit up two of da things above...... :razz:





33 Responses to “I Miss.........”

  1. sally:

    Really? You haven't been in da watah? Wow.

    You know what I've been doing a lot of that I haven't done in the past several (yes, SEVERAL) years? Cooking.

    Stop laughing. Stop rolling your eyeballs.

    I recently moved to a bigger apt with a kitchen that I can actually move around in and counter space that I can prep food on instead of balancing a cutting board on the edge of the sink.

    I have a real kitchen and it thrills me. So yah, I've been cooking.

    And it feels guuuud!


  2. Coconut Willy:

    I miss the carefree days of my youth.
    I miss hanging out with old friends
    I miss not worring about my health.
    I miss Chicken Alice.

    Even though I miss a lot, I look forward to the future.


  3. roach:

    BL,

    I miss waking up without back pains.
    I miss having no one dependent on me.
    I miss my dog being young.
    I miss being truly happy.

    One thing that I will not miss is going to work after I retire (soon).


  4. Seawalker:

    For me, I miss going for drinks and pupus on Fridays after work.
    I miss having the energy to work out until the endorphins take over -- the natural high.
    I miss the free time to soak up the rays and fresh air outdoors.

    But I like life just the way things are.


  5. dihudfan:

    I used to miss going to work... eating lunch with my coworkers... working... BUT NOT ANYMORE... LOVE being retired, time flies by so quickly, just need to keep out of the way of my wife... nah... still miss my coworkers, really nice bunch of people!!! I really miss The Honolulu Advertiser, people and newspaper.....


  6. visitor:

    Howzit Lance! I didn't know the blog was back. Actually, I just happen to stumble onto this. I rarely have the time now to go on and check the blogs. Really nice to see you back though. Guess I need to go back and see what's happened over time. I still recall the old days of the "triad."


  7. Keoni Simpkins:

    Urrggh, can't resist posting this one I saw a while ago:

    Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most! :lol:


  8. Keoni Simpkins:

    OK, I got it out of my system; now I feel better.


  9. Keoni Simpkins:

    Having come from the Philly region (Jersey side of the Delaware), I miss some of the foods from that area: Jersey tomatoes, real South Philly pizza and cheese steaks, Tastykakes, Wawa subs (I know somebody's gonna ask about that one - tell ya later) or anything Wawa, scrapple. I know I'll think of more later.
    But the thing I miss the most is being able to drive 100 miles and be in Hershey for MHS Homecoming. I value my 'brothers' from school, and it


  10. Keoni Simpkins:

    Oops. I value my 'brothers' from school, and it will be a few years until I can afford to go back, hopefully for my 50th year reunion.


  11. islandgirlinnc:

    While I love being home for my boys, I miss working. I miss having adult interaction and feeling like I'm competent at something. I miss taking naps whenever I want, and I miss the carefree way you feel when you are single and have no one else to support financially (I recently had a single friend visit and marveled at how much money she spent while I watched every penny). I also miss having really good friends nearby. Phone calls and occasional visits just don't cut it. I miss Hawaii and being able to take in the vast ocean every day.

    I love my family and wouldn't give them up for anything, even for the things I miss!


  12. M:

    Howzit BL

    Roger dat!

    I miss hanging out and doing tings with both my kids wen dey were small kids.


  13. Kage:

    I miss the beach.
    I see it everyday from my office window, but it has been a very long time since I sat on the sand and got into the ocean.


  14. hemajang:

    miss da furo small kid time. Sittin' in da old wooden furo relaxing, while da toads and cane spiders enjoyed da warmth in dark corners of our totun bocha house. Step out da furo with steam coming off my skinny butt, get into your pajamas, go watch Ozzie and Harriet on our small b&w tv, then go sleep, ready for next day to go play...ahhh, miss those days.


  15. Ynaku:

    I miss riding my Harley :cry: One day I'll get it running again :D


  16. Braddah Lance:

    sally:
    Really? You haven't been in da watah? Wow.

    Sadly no. :cry: Even moreso now at my new job I only have 30mins and das barely enough time to go bathroom. :lol:

    You know what I've been doing a lot of that I haven't done in the past several (yes, SEVERAL) years? Cooking.

    Good for you!!! But really, no cooking? Das a lot of take-out....

    ... counter space that I can prep food on instead of balancing a cutting board on the edge of the sink.

    Been there, done dat.... still do dat even wit counter space now.... WWD!.
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    Coconut Willy:
    I miss the carefree days of my youth.

    Can't help you there

    I miss hanging out with old friends

    Give one of 'em a call... or email.... or text.

    I miss not worring about my health.

    Go out for a walk or a jog. Bettah yet, take da Misses and go out for a romantic stroll around Magic Island!

    I miss Chicken Alice.

    Maybe das a good thing to help out your health? lol

    Even though I miss a lot, I look forward to the future.

    Rogah dat!
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    roach:
    I miss waking up without back pains.

    Have you tried simple stretches before you wake up and before you sleep? I hear dat helps.

    I miss having no one dependent on me.

    I can't remembah da last time I've been "free" either.

    I miss my dog being young.

    But not da potty training right? :razz:

    I miss being truly happy.

    Waaaaat??? WWD! doesn't make you happy? :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Jus' kidding. But seriously roach, try find jus' one thing dat you used to love doing and jus' go chance 'em one time. No need be a regulah thing, jus' go do 'em ONE time. Garan's going put one smile on your face... and most definitely at least fo' da time being you going be happy if even for dat moment - wouldn't dat be worth it?

    One thing that I will not miss is going to work after I retire (soon).

    Maybe you can enjoy yourself more cause you surah going have plenty time to do so. :grin:
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    Seawalker:
    For me, I miss going for drinks and pupus on Fridays after work.

    There's always next Friday. :mrgreen:

    I miss having the energy to work out until the endorphins take over -- the natural high.

    Yeah, me too.

    I miss the free time to soak up the rays and fresh air outdoors.

    ROGAH DAT!!!!

    But I like life just the way things are.

    But I bet you going like 'em even a little bettah if one of those things gets done even if for one time. :wink:
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    dihudfan:
    ... LOVE being retired, time flies by so quickly, just need to keep out of the way of my wife

    Lucky buggah you! And lucky buggah you! :lol:

    I really miss The Honolulu Advertiser, people and newspaper.....

    Sadly, das one thing we nevah can unmiss. :sad:
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    visitor:
    Howzit Lance! I didn't know the blog was back. Actually, I just happen to stumble onto this.

    Well glad you stumbled back!

    E Komo Mai back to WWD! visitor!
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    Keoni Simpkins:
    Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most!

    I thought I saw it at Aala Park?

    Having come from the Philly region (Jersey side of the Delaware), I miss some of the foods from that area: Jersey tomatoes, real South Philly pizza and cheese steaks, Tastykakes, Wawa subs

    You know da rule right? If you evah get to sample those again... you gotta share wit da host right? *BL salivating right now*

    Oops. I value my 'brothers' from school, and it will be a few years until I can afford to go back, hopefully for my 50th year reunion.

    Ha ha ha. Not to tease or anything but maybe for da 50th year reunion your classmates might have wanted to come to Hawai'i? Funny how you like go back and they like come hea... you still going "miss" everybody.
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    islandgirlinnc:
    While I love being home for my boys, I miss working. I miss having adult interaction and feeling like I'm competent at something.

    Is it a possibilty once they're "old enough" dat you would/try to go back to da workforce?

    I miss taking naps whenever I want, and I miss the carefree way you feel when you are single and have no one else to support financially

    Oh he!! yeah! Or waking up in da afternoons and staying up till who knows wen.....

    I also miss having really good friends nearby. Phone calls and occasional visits just don't cut it.

    There's no substitute for true/real friends. I've been blessed to have friends dat I still hang out since we were 5.

    I miss Hawaii and being able to take in the vast ocean every day.

    There's nothing like da Pacific.... not dat there's anything wrong wit da Atlantic. :razz:

    I love my family and wouldn't give them up for anything, even for the things I miss!

    Spoken like true, loving mother. :grin:
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    M:
    I miss hanging out and doing tings with both my kids wen dey were small kids.

    Yeah, I'm jus' wondering latah wen Da Baby has a mind of her own if she'll still want to hang out wit Daddy. :roll:
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    Kage:
    I miss the beach. I see it everyday from my office window, but it has been a very long time since I sat on the sand and got into the ocean.

    You should jus' go and walk barefoot in da sand even if jus' for five minutes. You'll definitely be glad you did.
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    hemajang:
    miss da furo small kid time. Sittin' in da old wooden furo relaxing, while da toads and cane spiders enjoyed da warmth in dark corners of our totun bocha house.

    I love furo's! Wen I visited Japan and sat in da hotel's furo on da top floor, it was very relaxing. I still wish I could have sat in a fresh watah outdoor one though and jus' soak up da natural air and trees rustling and birds chirpping.... zzzzzzzzz

    ...go watch Ozzie and Harriet on our small b&w tv

    Ozzie and Harriet might get on dvd or even now going get one "old school channel" on cable soon. B&W tv.... you own your own pal. :lol:
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    Ynaku:
    I miss riding my Harley One day I'll get it running again

    Uncle, you've been saying dat for like da past tree yeas already.... get off your okole, stop taking shots of soju and work on da damn thing. I bet only missing a few parts a quick tune-up and you'll be off and running. Going be rainy season pretty soon so you get plenny time to prep it for spring and summah.


  17. Coconut Willy:

    Thanks Dr. Phil, I mean Lance.


  18. sally:

    For Ynaku

    http://youtu.be/rMbATaj7Il8
    Born To Be Wild... Steppenwolf
    *from our time*


  19. hawaiiobsessed:

    Was wondering how it was going, missing your keiki while starting a new job! There is good and bad sides to most things.

    I miss Hawaii!! 2 more months and that beach, that water, that sun, those waves, that green grass, those coconut palms, that Roselani Haupia ice cream will be mine! Yeah!

    I miss being skinny.


  20. Ynaku:

    I would stop taking soju shots if they stop sending me away from home.

    yeah yeah I know. Just gotta change tires and clean the carb and can go. But need $$$b for that and I was told my truck might need new engine :x

    So I just going sit and enjoy myself as best as I can under the circumstances. :lol:


  21. GA Bows:

    I miss fishing off of Waianae coast for marlin!
    I miss local food!


  22. M:

    I going miss the fireworks on New Year eve. :(


  23. wafan:

    I miss Hawai'i.


  24. Ocean Lover:

    I miss the time BEFORE the "AINOKEA" ATTITUDE came to life. Very DIFFERENT dese days.

    OL...........a Sunday morning and yard work ahead


  25. 9thIslandGirl:

    Again, I have to agree with hawaii obsessed and say
    I miss being skinny...and I miss those days when I could eat
    as much candy and cookies and carbs as I wanted to
    without worrying about my high triglycerides.
    I miss my daughter being young and small...now she's a
    giant. Every year I ask her, ” Do you want to go to
    Sesame Street live?” She's 13, so, NO! :-)


  26. anklebiters:

    i miss pitching for the d'backs, stooopid rotator cuff surgery...they would bee 2-0 instead ;-0 :lol:

    i miss the change of colors with the coming of fall....still might see it...rehab on the east coast :cool:


  27. Tim:

    I miss my dad who passed away last year. I miss my aunt who also passed away last year. I miss my mother in law who passed away this year. I miss both my mom and grandmother who are still with us, so I'm going to call them right now. Gotta make feel good friday last as long as possible...


  28. Keoni Simpkins:

    @Ankles Ah yes, those crisp fall mornings on the east coast where the dew of summer has now become something that has to be scraped off your windshield before you can drive your car. Or the once warm rain has now become cold and raw, chilling you to the bone if you don't move fast enough between car and house, office, mall, whatevahs :shock: That I DON'T miss!
    Mo' bettah I stay Hawai'i.


  29. Keoni Simpkins:

    But don't get me wrong, the fall colors can be pretty to see, especially in the Pocono or Allegheny mountains, or anywhere in the northeast. Just wear plenny warm clothing, yeah!


  30. Keoni Simpkins:

    Hey BL, if you spot my mind again, please tell it to come home to me! :lol:


  31. M:

    I miss Japan, hopefully next year.


  32. NKHEA:

    Howzit everybody :)

    I miss the TRIAD PAH-TAY'S :(


  33. Braddah Lance:

    Coconut Willy:
    Thanks Dr. Phil, I mean Lance.

    No problemo.... that'll be $49.99 - cash, check or charge?
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    hawaiiobsessed:
    Was wondering how it was going, missing your keiki while starting a new job! There is good and bad sides to most things.

    Naturally two sides of a coin... too bad I want it to land on heads all the time.

    I miss Hawaii!! 2 more months and that beach, that water, that sun, those waves, that green grass, those coconut palms, that Roselani Haupia ice cream will be mine! Yeah!

    Well I guess you ain't going to be missing it soon. Maybe we'll meet up and I can you give you some "local" tips. :grin:

    I miss being skinny.

    Wen you figgah dat out... lemme know.
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    Ynaku:
    I would stop taking soju shots if they stop sending me away from home.

    I say da same ting everytime I leave da house. :mrgreen:

    yeah yeah I know. Just gotta change tires and clean the carb and can go. But need $$$b for that and I was told my truck might need new engine

    Da F150? I say go fix da truck.... 'den you can load da bike in da bed, ask your wife to drive da truck while you sit on da bike in da bed..... but you gotta make da vrooom sounds on your own. :razz:
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    GA Bows:
    I miss fishing off of Waianae coast for marlin!

    If you evah need a deckhand - I'm in!

    I miss local food!

    I said I'd send you some kim chee.... but dunno how good dat would be wit potatoes. :lol:
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    M:
    I going miss the fireworks on New Year eve.

    Me too!
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    wafan:
    I miss Hawai'i.

    :sad: I miss going to da mainland for vacation... like trade?
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    Ocean Lover:
    I miss the time BEFORE the "AINOKEA" ATTITUDE came to life. Very DIFFERENT dese days.

    We get 'em back, one keiki at a time......
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    9thIslandGirl:
    I miss my daughter being young and small...now she's a
    giant. Every year I ask her, ” Do you want to go to
    Sesame Street live?” She's 13, so, NO!

    Well at least she answered you... wait till she doesn't. :lol: :cry:
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    anklebiters:
    i miss pitching for the d'backs, stooopid rotator cuff surgery...they would bee 2-0 instead ;-0

    There's a softball team called d'backs? :razz:

    i miss the change of colors with the coming of fall....still might see it...rehab on the east coast

    You know, if there's one thing Hawai'i could really use is a change of colors to really appreciate da beauty of nature. Too bad da only colors dat come in Hawai'i is wet and dry. Good luck on da rehab!
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    Tim:
    I miss my dad who passed away last year. I miss my aunt who also passed away last year. I miss my mother in law who passed away this year.

    Sorry to hear that.

    I miss both my mom and grandmother who are still with us, so I'm going to call them right now. Gotta make feel good friday last as long as possible...

    Now DAT's wat I'm talking about..... chicken skin right now. :grin:
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    Keoni Simpkins:
    Hey BL, if you spot my mind again, please tell it to come home to me!

    Just saw it and said it finally realized it was in the wrong home all this time. :razz:
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    M:
    I miss Japan, hopefully next year.

    ME TOO! I really wish I could get back there somehow.
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    NKHEA:
    I miss the TRIAD PAH-TAY'S

    No lie, you jus' miss da beea's. :mrgreen: