Being president has plenty of upsides. But President Obama says he misses the way things were.

"I miss being anonymous," the president said in an interview with Hearst Magazines.

According to a brief article on the president's comments, Obama said the reason he plays golf so much is not because he's an addict -- it's just "the only excuse I have to get outside for four hours at a stretch."

He told editors and publishers he enjoys life at the White House but would like to reclaim the days when he could sit in Central Park and "watch folks passing by," presumably without being noticed.

"I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can't take a walk," he said.