Missing Nora Ephron and her LISTS

I’ll miss what she’s having

Nora Ephron was and will always be an inspiration to me on so many levels. But reading her “What I Will Miss” and “What I Won’t Miss  LISTS has me thinking about my own priorities…

What I won’t miss

  • auditions
  • meetings that feel like auditions
  • indifferent casting directors
  • rejection
  • juice cleanses
  • reconciling my bank statement (ha! as if!)
  • internet dating
  • the scale
  • the rain
  • obligations
  • the hospital
  • Sunfare
  • press junkets
  • loneliness
  • uncertainty
  • indecision
  • TSA pat-downs (ugh!)
  • living in limbo
  • noise
  • New Year’s Eve
  • people asking me: “are you still acting?” (the worst!)

What I will miss

  • sand between my toes
  • twinkly lights
  • ice cream
  • Channing Tatum (seeing Magic Mike tonight!)
  • sushi
  • Paris
  • sunsets
  • New York Times crossword puzzles
  • watching Felicity again
  • music
  • hot pink roses
  • the ocean
  • working with good directors
  • mistletoe
  • singing while driving
  • spring
  • laughter
  • possibility
  • Dr. A
  • Halloween
  • Nora Ephron
  • Pinot Grigio
  • fortune cookies
  • the sun
  • Christmas
  • my friends
  • surprises
  • my Dad

OH GOOD… just realized, “what I will miss” is longer than “what I won’t.”

(what would you put on your lists? please share!)

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8 responses to “Missing Nora Ephron and her LISTS”

  • Hello my friend! I want to say that this post is awesome, great written and
    include almost all important infos. I’d like to see extra posts like this .

  • Mike:

    I didn’t have time to write it down yesterday…i’ll get on it and get back to you :)

  • Mike:

    Aww these are great lists, Evie!

    • Evie...:

      thanks, but what would you miss? or not miss?

      • Mike:

        WHAT I WON’T MISS

        my part time job
        being lonely
        freezing cold ocean water
        loud noises
        rudeness
        fickle girls
        daydreaming
        crappy paychecks
        traffic
        commercials
        liars

        WHAT I WILL MISS

        family
        friends
        baseball
        family
        acting
        watching movies
        the sound of the ocean
        family
        my iPhone
        sweet tea
        fresh air
        lakes
        my church
        did i mention…my family?

        • Evie...:

          i love what you wrote. thank you!

          • Mike:

            thought of a few more last night:
            WHAT I WILL MISS (continued)
            a good kiss
            hugs
            camping
            not being able to buy Evie Stewart a drink to celebrate her Academy Award :)
            oh and my family

          • Evie...:

            GREAT new additions! — I’d be happy at this point to forego the Oscar and be cast on a show that doesn’t get cancelled.

            Wish I’d put some of your things on my list.

            I’ve been thinking about more too…. I WON’T miss trying to call a human and getting an automated voice that takes twice as long, then finally getting to a human who’s in India, attempting to speak with my accent, but instead speaking in a way I cannot understand AT ALL.

            Sorry to rant… really I just want to say “thank you” for putting so much thought into it.
            : )

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