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Things To Do At Home Before The End of 2009

In January, I made a list of things I want to do in NYC that I haven’t done yet. I found the list a few days ago and realized I better start checking things off if I’m going to accomplish them by the end of the year. There’s just SO MUCH to do here!

I’ve lived here for almost two years now, and I know I have barely scratched the surface of things to see and do. Here’s a list of ten things I want to do, in no particular order:

1. See a movie at The Angelika

[I no longer care about doing this. Maybe I’ll go at some point, but I found a theater I LOVE going to so why go to that one? 😉 My favorite theater has big leather recliners, I can choose my seats before going into the theater! Should I go to the Angelika anyway since it was on my list?]

2. Have a pic-nic in the park (Central Park, Riverside Park…particulars do not matter.)

[I love the park..the famous bridge is lovely, but there is so much to see that I still have no seen.]

3. Have dinner at a Kosher restaurant

[I have eaten Kosher foods at a Kosher deli, but I still haven’t eaten Glatt Kosher. I’m not an Orthodox Jew I guess that’s okay.]

4. See a concert or game at Madison Square Garden (I have not done that since I moved here so it counts.)

[This doesn’t appear to be happening yet, but I’ve seen some amazing shows at smaller venues which I prefer. Just saying.]

5. Go to a museum I have never been to.

[Did that…I’m so cultured. Just kiddin’ 😉]

6. Try to find the “best cupcake ever.”

[I found some pretty darn good cupcakes, and I think it’s fine to have sweet treats here and there. But I don’t think I’ll be seeking out any more amazing cupcakes any time soon. It’s probably for the best. 😉]

7. Explore Belvedere Castle in Central Park

[I just asked my boyfriend about this, and he wants to go too so I hope it can happen before he leaves or when he gets back and before the weather turns completely cold!]

8. Visit the rest of the American Museum of Natural History. (I have been there several times, but I also go straight to the dinosaur floor. If you’ve been there then you should understand why. It is A-W-E-S-O-M-E.)

[Seriously, I love this place. I just can’t get away from the dinosaurs, but there’s so. much. more. to see. My bf and I will do this together too because he LOVES this museum too.]

9. Make a new friend.

[This was definitely the hardest thing I had on my list, but I’m happy to say it has turned out to be the best thing from the list. Charlene is a great friend and one of my favorite people in New York — or anywhere for that matter. I’ve also become friends with other awesome people from Weight Watchers like Goldie and Mike, Carol, Lizzie, Michael, and more…And I’ve become friends with some of my neighbors who are equally awesome people.]

10. Attend a service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle.

[I really want to go, but it’s all the way in Brooklyn. It might take like 45 minutes to get there? Maybe a little less…I’m not sure. I’m just lazy on Sunday mornings. But I went to Brooklyn a few nights a week to hang with friends last year. I can probably make my way there for church, no? They even have services all day so I can sleep in a little.]

I think this list is realistic, and these are things that I keep meaning to do. I get distracted by other things because there’s just so much here to see and do all the time.

It’s almost 2010, and it’s time to finish checking off my list!

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    Scrappy Girl
    September 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    When we went to NYC last summer we jammed SO much into our 5 days. I think 2 of the coolest were that we were in the Conan audience for his last season and we saw a Yankees game during the last season in the old stadium.

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    September 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    That's awesome. I'm heading to a game in the new stadium next week which should be fun. It's right next to the old one..

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    September 3, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I love your list of things to do. Isn't it usually so that you always go somewhere else instead of seeing things in your own village/town. I know that is what I'm doing 🙂

    One thing on your list is on mine too. I've never been to NY but it's on my places I must have seen list. But a dream/wish of us is to see a Bruce Springsteen concert at Madison Square Garden. I know he performs there in November this year but unfortunately we have to save money first so it won't happen this year.

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    Connie Weiss
    September 3, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    I love this list and this city!

    Keep at it!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    September 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Fran, I like seeing Bruce in his "home stadium" at the Meadowlands! It's not far at all from NYC, just across the bridge in New Jersey where the Jets and Giants actually play football.
    There is nothing like it. I've seen Bruce in Dallas, Denver and D.C. Nothing came close to the Meadowlands. You must check into that!

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    September 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Thos cupcakes look divine! I love those little BB looking things on them. That castle looks beautiful,too. So dreamy.

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    Becca @ The Texas Darlings
    September 4, 2009 at 2:19 am

    I love your list- keep it up girl and you can accomplish it!! I had a list of 30 things to do in my new city when we first moved here- I got about half of them done the first year and we are still working on the others!


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    September 4, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Great tip! I'll keep that in mind at his next tour (that is if he's going on tour again after this one 🙂 Thanks!

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