Thursday, March 18, 2010

Twenty Something


The BFF is swimming with sharks in South Africa. I miss her. So today, with her blessing, I'm sharing an e-mail she wrote me a while ago:

"There was a time when you and I would call in sick and spend the day in our respective apartments (studios!), watching daytime tv, while commenting the shows over the phone. Those days are long since gone. But days like this, average halfboring January days, I wish I could go back. Live at Slipers and Grevgatan again, if only for a couple of hours.

If I call in sick today there's laundry to fold, rugs to clean, sheets to change, kids to pick up, food to cook, homework to supervise. From my old 20-something life, all I really miss are those tv-phone calls."

As love letters go, this is one of the best I've ever had. And I couldn't agree more.

Though I really miss smoking too.

What do you miss?

7 comments:

Kathleen said...

I miss getting my nails done. I'm not really a nails-done kind of girl; I never wear make-up, and don't own a hairdryer. But for the few brief years of two incomes and no kids, I'd get a manicure every two weeks, then go out for drinks to see how my fabulous nails looked around a martini glass and a cigarette.

I don't want that life now, but I miss it.

Jennie said...

Can't say I miss smoking, since I still do it! And guilt free too! (I know I know I KNOW!)

I miss remembering the names and faces of people I just met. I forget so quickly now. I also miss the spontaneous sex with strangers. (I know I know I KNOW!) Ah well.

(I'm so coming back and deleting this comment later)

Anna Ander said...

Jennie, I love you for posting this! Please don't let the world go without it.

Kathleen, now I really want to get my nails done!

Jennie said...

Well, I'm glad I stopped there at least. It could've gotten much, much worse.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could go out shopping a Friday after work, tons of supercool clothes, get dressed in a bathroom at some bar, have tons of drinks...move on to somewhere to eat, meet my boyfriend and make out on the way home...
wake up in the morning and go to Kaffebar and drink café au lait and chocolatecroissants...read the morning paper and go for a long walk hand in hand...considering a movie..go out for dinner afterwards, drink lots of wine and make out on the way home...Spending the Sunday in bed with movies and candy...

That is what I would do...

Preferably with fancy nails too...

Jane said...

Drinking in a bar all afternoon with my friends while watching football. Finding dinner somewhere and drinking some more. Then sitting on the couch all day Sunday recuperating.

Hedvig said...

I miss making out with new acquaintances too! In odd places. Preferably a bit tipsy.