Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Listicles: What I Would Miss and What I Would Not Miss

Today's Monday Listicle is inspired by the late great Nora Ephron, who wrote a list of what she will miss and not miss in her last book, I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections, which Mike actually just read. Although she didn't talk openly about her cancer diagnosis, she knew that her life would be cut short.

Reflecting my own optimistic and live-in-the-present personality, I have chosen to change my own list to "What I Would Miss" and "What I Would Not Miss." Also reflective of my personality, my list of negatives is way shorter than my list of positives.
What I would miss 
  • My hilarious, loving, and wonderful boys
  • The smell of rosemary, daphne, a freshly bathed baby, a moist forest
  • Music, laughter, the sound of the ocean
  • My partner and love of my life
  • My amazing extended family
  • Seeing Nicholas' children get married (I probably will not be around then, since I was nearly 42 when he was born)
  • Hugs
  • Traveling the world and seeing new, wonderful sights
  • The gorgeous scenery and wonder of the world
  • Fresh garden tomatoes, basil, and cucumbers
  • Berries of any kind
  • Dark chocolate and red wine
  • Asian food (particularly Japanese and Indian)
  • Friends who love to laugh, hang out, and make music and art together
  • Books and movies that move me to tears or make me laugh
  • Sitting by a body of water
What I would not miss
  • Rude, disrespectful people
  • Political infighting
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cockroaches, wasps, mosquitoes, rats
  • Passive-aggressive behavior
  • Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Bachmann, and other divisive and ignorant politicos
  • Loved ones getting cancer or other diseases
  • Liver, Brussels sprouts, cheap beer
  • Pap smears, mammograms, and teeth cleaning
Thanks to Northwest Mommy at The Good Life for introducing me to this new list-making community of bloggers. So much fun!


  1. I had no idea we have so much in common..and many involve food and drinks! I love garden fresh tomatoes and basil.

  2. Nice, Robbie! Look forward to getting to know you.

  3. I'm thinking you don't like Fox News either ;)
    I love that photo of your boys too!

  4. Yes Jackie--you guessed that right!! :)

  5. Your boys are truly awesome. All this food talk made me hungry. If it wasn't for the dreadful people you mentioned at the end I would be heading straight to the fridge :)
    Great list of happy things.

  6. There really is something about sitting by a body of water isn't there. *sigh* Great lists!

  7. Haha Stasha--I should have put the "things I would miss" at the end to end on a better note! :)

    Thanks, all, for your comments.

  8. I also love the sound of the ocean. And berries is a good one, too! Love, love, love them.
    I agree with your won't miss list...except for Brussels sprouts...I think they're good roasted! :)