The stuff I miss series presents: Things I don’t miss

Welcome to another entry in the ongoing series about stuff I miss. This time it’s all about the stuff I don’t miss.

Abba Zabba Chocolate flavor.

These were nasty but regular white abba zabbas are awesome.

The McLean Deluxe

I am not sure I ever actually tried one but I don’t miss these.

Howard Johnson’s

I have seen a lot of those nostalgia shows on the travel channel where people go on and on about how they used to get ice cream on road trips at Howard Johnsons. I don’t think I have ever seen a Howard Johnson’s with an orange roof and a restaurant. In fact I have never seen a Howard Johnson’s that wasn’t a motel. I am sorry Travel Channel people not everyone’s trip to Grandma’s memories involve a boring hotel chain. Often they involve eating at Andersen’s and getting some split pea soup and a green crayon.

The whole trend of wearing your backpack with only one strap

Maybe this is why my back hurts, though I don’t care one way or the other if the wearing overalls with one strap unbuckled comes back or not.


I never collected pogs. I think I was too old for them. I did however have a ton of Garbage pail kids back in the day.

Crunchy Sky High Bangs

Mine never cooperated.




Just A Quick Note

I’ve gotten a little busy, so I will premiere my promotion series in a day or two. In the meantime enjoy another nostalgia list. Also check out my tumbler page for some lovely pics of vintage neon signs.