What do you miss the most?

daddyjt
daddyjt Posts: 1,444
With everything coming to a screeching halt this spring, and any and all large gatherings prohibited, what do you miss the most?

What do you miss the most? 40 votes

Pro Sports
12%
kevhed72Moose68BashgceTEAforONEjoecoulson 5 votes
College Sports
5%
george danielHermitism 2 votes
Movies
15%
izafarnooshinjohnJimbo18daddyjtsgmsmgdisplayname 6 votes
Music concerts
12%
mhardy6647starkillerJetmaker737indyhawgDerf 5 votes
Conventions/trade shows
5%
mantisClipdat 2 votes
Casinos
0%
Bars/nightclubs
5%
Irrenhausspongebobsquarepants 2 votes
Other
45%
ken brydsonWillowmrlorenaiconnwoofiepawstreitz3Kexmaximillianmrbironboston1450GospelTruthThortonZLTFULMikey081057afterburntCH46Emlistens03BinKY188_5 18 votes

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,820
    Conventions/trade shows
    Audio shows and traveling. I was fully booked to fly out to attend Axpona this year, and also to see my parents in WI before and after the show, since I only get to see them once a year.

    Now there's no Axpona this year, and I don't get to see my family.
  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,897
    edited May 2020
    Other
    I miss going shopping. I have hardly gone in a store since this whole thing started. I wan't some milk and I have passed on going to get any for at least a week now. Shopping in CA is too depressing, it's not nearly as bad in AZ

    I don't really do that other stuff.
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,697
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    Just going out with my kids. They haven’t left the house/yard in months...
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,552
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    Agreed, Jesse. I miss vacationing. We already canceled 2 vacations and LSAF for me. Our next vacation may also be canceled because of this COVID crap (not by our choice, of course). Our last vacation was in Charleston way back in March when the **** really started to hit the fan.

    I told the wife that if it keeps up like this? We'll just grab the tent and go make our own campsite out in the middle of the woods somewhere scenic. Just get lost with no phone, no internet and no contact with the outside world for a couple of days.

    I just miss vacationing. Getting out of the house and living this wonderful thing we call "life".

    Tom
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  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 7,682
    edited May 2020

    Music Concerts for me then College and Pro Sports. I'm going to have to dig out my Steely Dan Everything Must Go CD. Those are the things I miss the most.
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  • Thorton
    Thorton Posts: 1,321
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    Getting together, all the time, in family gatherings. We used to typically get together almost every other weekend. Getting together in big family gatherings….weddings, graduations, etc. Seeing my 92 yr old father on a regular basis. That one hurts. College sports then Pro.

    We’re still doing some of these things but on a much smaller scale and with social distancing.
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  • BinKY188_5
    BinKY188_5 Posts: 104
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    Vacation. We've been going to New Smyrna Beach, FL on 4th of July week for 24 years. Had to cancel this year :/
  • charley96
    charley96 Posts: 184
    Where do you stay at in New Smyrna? That's where we're headed next time we go.
  • BinKY188_5
    BinKY188_5 Posts: 104
    edited May 2020
    Other
    charley96 wrote: »
    Where do you stay at in New Smyrna? That's where we're headed next time we go.

    Moontide Condominium. "A" building.
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,395
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    Freedom...
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  • mlistens03
    mlistens03 Posts: 2,751
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    Motorsport. I just started watching Formula 1 and E, and then Corona happened. :/

    Also, actually seeing people.

    -Micah :)
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,552
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    Well, they just cancelled our vacation for a week in July up in the mountains. The BS continues...

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~

    ~ I have found excellence ~

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,441
    Pro Sports
    Hockey right now. I think people will chose to stay away from events for awhile until we can demonstrate some type of coordinated plan as a nation.
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,153
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    Vacation/ travel here too. Supposed to be in Mexico right now.
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,697
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    I have a 6 and 3 year old. Although they have imaginations that far exceed all comprehension, they need more room to roam and stop staring at the same chit every day of the week.
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • Mikey081057
    Mikey081057 Posts: 7,128
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    gudnoyez wrote: »

    Music Concerts for me then College and Pro Sports. I'm going to have to dig out my Steely Dan Everything Must Go CD. Those are the things I miss the most.

    The '54 Strat!!!!
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    Pro Sports
    daddyjt wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Just going out with my kids. They haven’t left the house/yard in months...

    If there has been any silver lining in the whole ridiculous situation, it’s that I’ve been blessed with an unprecedented amount of time with my kids. I’ve had the opportunity to teach my teenage daughter how to shoot (she’s become quite proficient with both pistol and rifle), I’ve been able to work with my son on some basic (and some not so basic) auto repairs, and I’ve begun teaching both of them the fundamentals of basic DSLR photography - we’ve taken day trips to Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming for photo adventures. We have taken full advantage of the gift of this time together, and in a weird way, I feel like I’ve “made up for” a portion of the time I have missed out on over the years with them.

    Your ever in GA, look me up. I’m down for taking my girls to the range too. Great life skill.
    And yes, huge silver lining for me too.
  • charley96
    charley96 Posts: 184
    BinKY188_5 wrote: »
    charley96 wrote: »
    Where do you stay at in New Smyrna? That's where we're headed next time we go.

    Moontide Condominium. "A" building.

    Do you own or rent? We usually stay at the Hyatt in Daytona Shores but once I found out our govenor owns it we quit. We love hanging out in NS and will definitely stay there next time we go down.
  • BinKY188_5
    BinKY188_5 Posts: 104
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    charley96 wrote: »
    BinKY188_5 wrote: »
    charley96 wrote: »
    Where do you stay at in New Smyrna? That's where we're headed next time we go.

    Moontide Condominium. "A" building.

    Do you own or rent? We usually stay at the Hyatt in Daytona Shores but once I found out our govenor owns it we quit. We love hanging out in NS and will definitely stay there next time we go down.

    Rent. We've been renting the same condo for a long time. Found it on VRBO years ago. Retired doctor from New York owns it. Definitely going to miss it this 4th of July.

  • Derf
    Derf Posts: 228
    Music concerts
    Last three summers my daughter and I have taken in as many concerts as possible. We had about 10 in the que this year, all have been canxed or postponed. She’ll go off to college next year, so building memories while I have the opportunity.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,912
    Music concerts
    We had great seats to see Bruce Cockburn at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth, NH in early May. Bzzzt.
    We had good seats in the Shed to see Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! at Tanglewood in August. Bzzzzt.
    We'll see about later fall dates in the fullness of time. I am optimistic, but only cautiously so.

  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,020
    edited May 2020
    At my favorite Mexican spot....


  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 2,020
    edited May 2020

    pShuttle chimera be damned....

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  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 717
    Pro Sports
    I miss watching MLB. A couple nights a week, I would stream the Yankees,and listen to some music. For me,a great way to unwind.
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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,386
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    I miss a lot from entertainment to a basic freaking hair cut.

    I also miss being able to go to a store and find what I need/want. darn supply chain is all hosed up.

    If you want to go to Mexico you can drive across.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • mantis
    mantis Posts: 16,272
    Conventions/trade shows
    I miss Sears
    Dan
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  • daddyjt
    daddyjt Posts: 1,444
    Movies
    joecoulson wrote: »
    daddyjt wrote: »
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Just going out with my kids. They haven’t left the house/yard in months...

    If there has been any silver lining in the whole ridiculous situation, it’s that I’ve been blessed with an unprecedented amount of time with my kids. I’ve had the opportunity to teach my teenage daughter how to shoot (she’s become quite proficient with both pistol and rifle), I’ve been able to work with my son on some basic (and some not so basic) auto repairs, and I’ve begun teaching both of them the fundamentals of basic DSLR photography - we’ve taken day trips to Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming for photo adventures. We have taken full advantage of the gift of this time together, and in a weird way, I feel like I’ve “made up for” a portion of the time I have missed out on over the years with them.

    Your ever in GA, look me up. I’m down for taking my girls to the range too. Great life skill.
    And yes, huge silver lining for me too.

    Will do, thanks!

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    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Milito
    Milito Posts: 1,334
    Just about everything, except for the traffic.
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