I don’t wanna live here 10

6 06 2011

1.  Since I moved from Kansas almost nine years ago (Holy crapola! Time flies), I kept thinking it was a slight possibility (and maybe a slight desire) that I would move back.

2.  I love-love-love Florida, but Kansas still feels like home. But after this trip, I just don’t want to move back anymore.

3.  Family is in Kansas, and that is the only thing that could draw me back.

3.  Getting off the plane in late May to cloudy, rainy and cold weather is totally unacceptable to me.

4.  Living in a small town is just not for me anymore either. I love city life.

5.  I need more entertainment options than eating out or watching a movie. I need more entertainment options that are available and open 24 hours per day (not just in the summer months or not just until 10 p.m.).

6.  I need diversity (people, food, culture).

7.  I want to go to a Major League Baseball game and not have a sing-a-long to Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” Um, seriously?

I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture during the Garth Brooks' sing-a-long. I think I was in shock, making camera use impossible.

8.  I enjoy not having allergies … to everything.

9.  I enjoy not having the weather be my main topic of conversation (or Facebook status). I can’t tell you how many times I heard, “It was cold yesterday” or “It’s really hot today.”

10.  Did I mention the weather? I hate the cold.

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10 misses (or not)

6 01 2010

1.  Oh, how I do not miss the snowy, cold winter of Kansas. Unfortunately, it is pretty darn cold (That’s right. I said it: COLD.) in Florida now. 

2.  I miss those 70-degree days that I thought Florida was known for in the winter.  

Part of my winter wear

  3.  I also miss having a matching coat, scarf and gloves. Apparently, I thought I wouldn’t need those items in Florida and ditched them before moving here. I am now using the gloves I wore as a snowman for Halloween one year, along with a non-matching scarf (not sure what happened to the snowman scarf … probably left it in Kansas since I wouldn’t need it in Florida).   

4.  I miss my old job on cold days. I always went out to the strawberry fields to get photos of the ice protecting the plants and fruit. I got some really rockin’ photos — even a cover shot. 

5.  That may be one of the very few instances that I actually miss not having a set schedule and working from home. 

6.  I miss nothing else. Except the UPS guy.  

I miss you!

7.  Wait. One more thing: I miss listening to Jim Rome. 

8.  I miss baseball. Always.  

9.  I do not miss seeing the Red Sox play (unless they lose). 

10.  I really do not miss seeing Kevin Youkilis bat.