The small stuff

I miss…

…Paved roads
…grass & plants
…street lights
…traffic signals
…getting in to a freezing car & waiting for the heater to kick in
…2nd story views
…people watching
…Sunlight through leaves – dappled light through spring breezes
…video stores, lines and all
…waiting for the check at a restaurant
…forgetting where I parked
…walking through a mall again, just because
…the ladies – hair in the eyes, big sunglasses, makeup, quick glances, a smirk, a laugh
…coffee shop talk – pretentious books and haughty politics
…movie theaters – the feeling of escape
…food – Indian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese
…Quiznos toasted subs
…arguing over where to eat lunch
…looking for an ATM
…wondering if I can make it to the next exit before getting gas
…Pop tart breakfasts / lunches / dinners (bachelor life)
…skipping a shave
…my longer hair
…going out – yes, AGAIN, to that spot


About salemonz

Born in San Diego, Calif. Raised as a Navy Brat, I jumped ship and crossed over to the Army. Served as an enlisted journalist for a bunch of years, then helped the DoD figure out what the hell to do with social media. After the Army, now I drift down the river of life, trying not to be a jerk.

5 responses to “The small stuff”

  1. ZNB says :

    I miss…

    Josh Salmons & Pirate dancing w/ pants splitting.

    *sad face*

  2. spencer says :

    Well said. I could add to that list indefinately. Some of my big “misses” are seeing kids play outside (without begging me for my weapon, glasses, etc.,) pouring myself a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats in the morning instead of standing in line at the DFAC, calling someone on a cell phone when I need to get a hold of them, and taking a shower without wading through mud in shower shoes.

  3. BourbonBird says :


    I miss… weekends.

  4. BourbonBird says :

    Okay – 1) I’m going to have to see this longer hair.

    2) “…wondering if I can make it to the next exit before getting gas” — I thought you said passing gas. Eek!

  5. salmons says :

    Heh heh, I’ll have to get my folks to send along some pictures of me back in the day.

    And, yeah, waiting to pass gas is a sometimes required something as well 😉

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