Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

Once upon a time on the Pea message board there was a great post every Tuesday that had folks list 10 things about a random topic. I loved it and have decided to restart the tradition at least for myself and perhaps for fellow blog racers who are in need of a topic to post about.

When people find out I'm from Alaska, the next question is inevitably 'Do You Miss It?' So for the record, here are 10 things I miss in/about Alaska

1. My parents
2. My friends
3. My work, especially some of the special kids
4. Traveling around the state and seeing the wonder God has created
5. Being able to walk to the ocean from my house
6. Title Wave used bookstore
7. Summer weekends at the lake
8. Bear Tooth steak pizza
9. Cafe Del Mundo hot chocolate (a wonderful spicy cocoa from Mexico, if any CO girls know where to find something like it please let me know)
10. Reindeer(aka Caribou) sausage

What about you, what are things you miss about the last place you lived?


  1. Okay so we call Florida "our time of exile" but there are a few things I miss...

    1.My friends, but they have all moved since I left
    2.Publix, the best grocery store ever
    3.Sweet Tea everywhere you go
    4.BBQ, love good BBQ
    5.Watching Coley play at the beach
    7.Our relatives
    8.The slower pace of life
    9.Sister's restaurant
    10.This really pretty drive we used to take.

    Wow, I actually thought of ten, I didn't think I would!

    I don't know where to get the hot cocoa, but it sounds great!

  2. san fran:
    the weather - neither hot nor cold
    the clothing - trendy and comfy
    friends - lots of friends from the '80s & '90s
    the food - esp. sourdough bread
    walking - and not realizing you're exercising
    haight street - shopping, food, hippies
    the music - lots of blues bands
    my job - top level manager at a newspaper, good pay and fun
    cheap pedicures
    trolleys - ding ding!

  3. OK, we will chat more about YOUR #9, do not let me forget!!!

    1. our dearest friends
    2. the food - TRUE texmex
    3. the food - GREAT Vietnamese - pho!
    4. amy's ice-cream
    5. live music - SXSW
    6. bastrop state park where rich proposed
    7. aligator grill where "office space" was filmed
    8. camping in winter
    9. shaved ice in summer
    10. outdoor patios at restaurants

    OY! can you see a pattern for me - FOOD! AND they now have a cupcake stand in an AIR STREAM built last year in march - pout!


    i like your 10 on tuesday, i'm going to remember that for next week!

    hugs, rach

  4. Boston:

    1. Restaurants, especially in JP (Jamaica Plain). Funny; while I was there I missed Chipotle.
    2. The T
    3. Taking the commuter train to work (though I don't miss this in the summer or winter, only the fall & spring)
    4. A Dunkin' Donuts on every corner (but no Dairy Queens to speak of!)
    5. Making 20% on our house in two years
    6. The way every house had someone named "Pat"
    7. The funny things they call things-- the dry cleaners is the Cleansers (pronounced "Clensahs")
    8. Fenway Park (the stadium, not the actual park, which is called "The Fenway")
    9. Boylston Street
    10. The work I did for the Bruner Foundation.

  5. Bear Tooth steak pizza?!?
    Things I miss about the East Coast in general since I am an Air Force brat...
    1. The ocean
    2. the beach
    3. the boardwalk
    4. my family

    Not necessarily in that order, but pretty close. =)

  6. 1. my mom
    2. my dad and his wife (she's not my step-mother, she is my friend)
    3. my sister
    4. my brother
    5. my grandmother
    6. my niece
    7. my nephew
    8. dogwood trees
    9. my old college buddies
    ack. i just can't think of another. wah! i could list a hundred things i *don't* miss... :-P