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:


        my part time job
        being lonely
        freezing cold ocean water
        loud noises
        fickle girls
        crappy paychecks


        watching movies
        the sound of the ocean
        my iPhone
        sweet tea
        fresh air
        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
            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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