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Things I miss about Florida

October 28, 2014

1. Having no parking issues. In Orlando you have no real worries about parking. Most places have ample parking lots and the parking spaces themselves are not super small like up here.  The joke about Floridians not being able to parallel park is truth for me. It wasn't even on my driving test down there, probably because you rarely use it. I am lucky that T is an excellent parallel parker and that if I need to go into DC I can just use the Metro.

2. Being around fellow Florida State fans during college football season.

3. The ease of just spending your weekends in flip flops. I am a little bummed that my flip flops are collecting dust for the time being.

4.  Easy access to Puerto Rican food. I got spoiled by having my mom's delicious authentic  Puerto Rican cooking in such close proximity. It also doesn't hurt to have such a large Puerto Rican population in the area.


I missed Publix when I lived in Massachusetts for a year. It is hands down the best grocery store in the country. Just trust me on that. The one close to me even had a Chinese take out section next to the deli.  And don't even start me on the Publix subs.


  1. I suppose I will never know the joy of Publix. I went to one in Atlanta once a looooong time ago. I totally suck at parallel parking. I will literally switch places with MJ if it looks like we are going to have to go in tight.

  2. I hate parallel parking! I will pick a spot further away from my destination just to avoid parallel parking.

  3. I'm amazed at the loyalty Publix carries as a grocery store :) One just opened in Raleigh right after we moved. I can relate to the frustration of not being able to get those everyday items...I complain about the WholeFoods here every time I go :) I've always lived in downtown areas so I'm pretty use to parallel parking. Good thing too because I use it a lot in San Diego.