NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -
Three years after the Nasdaq topped out, we miss a lot of things.
We miss the smoked sturgeon and we miss the parties where we ate the smoked sturgeon and we miss the wine that used to get handed to us at the parties.
We miss the in-office massages, the lunches on the company, the latte machine. We miss the enthusiasm of the era -- sometimes it seems that people don't have any gumption at all these days.
We miss the money.
And we miss our old heroes from back then. We miss Henry Blodget and the Dow 36,000 guys. We miss Steve Case and Jerry Levin. We miss Jim Cramer, Jeff Bezos and Frank Quattrone. We miss Stuart.
We miss not who they became, but what we thought they were. We wish we could go back. Because if we could, we wouldn't listen. Promise.