Sunday, March 21, 2010
What I Think I Will Miss
Privacy. Not to get graphic or vulgar but I'm not used to using public facilities for my sit downs. I don't think I need to elaborate here, but most of us are used to the closed door policy for bodily functions.
Baked Potatoes. I often make a baked potato for dinner when I'm not feeling like cooking, which is most nights. I like to top them with a variety of things like cheese or veggies. O.K., so it sounds silly but I've been hooked on spuds for a long time. If I was stranded on a deserted island and there was a microwave, and I could bring one food, it would be a potato. Since it's a fantasy, I'd throw in some sour cream and chives too.
NPR. National Public Radio has been my driving buddy for a long time. Sorry, professors, but I've learned more on NPR than I ever learned in class. I could cheat and take a peak at their website if I have time, but there is something special about hearing the stories.
Ummmm....Other than people I love, I'm having trouble here. I'm pretty low maintenance, so maybe I won't miss many things. I don't like getting dressed up or drinking lattes. I don't get my nails done. I'll have to get to you on this after I've been in Yellowstone for a while.
What I Think I Won't Miss
The News. My husband and I watch CNN every morning, and as much as I love it, I need a break. Earthquakes, unemployment, murder, politicians, celebrities...I'll gladly give you all up for six months.
Social Work. Take that documentation and shove it. I think that says it all.
Driving. I want to walk to work, which I will, and I don't want to get in a car unless we're driving to another part of Yellowstone.
I'm sure this topic will be revisited down the road. Give me a few weeks in Yellowstone and then we'll talk over drinks at a cute little cafe. Wait...no cute little cafe. I'll be cleaning rooms, eating in the employee cafeteria, sharing a bathroom with total strangers...Could someone send me a baked potato, please? And maybe some air freshener?