I created my month long bucket list over a month ago, so it’s safe to say that I’m not too great at bucket lists, but let’s review:
1. Get tickets at the TKTS booth for a Broadway show.
- Okay, not completed yet, but Tyler and I are going over break for Christmas gifts, so I’m getting there with that one..
2. Go ice skating at one (or all) of the outdoor rinks.
- I brought my ice skates back after Thanksgiving but have yet to go… Does anyone want to go ice skating? SOS.
- Funny story about this one… On Thursday, Tess and I planned on going to see The Hunger Games at this theatre. I chose a movie time, met up with Tess, and we hiked it through the city in the below freezing temperatures…. towards the wrong theatre. TOTALLY my fault, I don’t know how I managed that one. But it actually worked out well (I’ll explain below) and we’re going today, so that’s soon to be checked off.
- Done! A while ago. I’d go back any time though…
- Tess and I came across both Christmas markets and walked through them pretty quickly, because we wanted everything but had no money for anything. I think that counts..?
- This one isn’t really my fault that it’s not done yet. It’s really Mother Nature’s fault. BUT, it’s snowing today, so I’m going!
- I went to go the other day with Tess. When we saw that the tickets were $20, poor college girl thoughts started pouring into our heads and we decided against it. Although I still want to see..
- Let’s be real, it’s too freaking cold.
- Well, when I messed up the whole movie theatre thing, Tess and I realized we were close to MoMA and went! I’m counting that as museum hopping. It was a ton of fun, although neither of us are intellectual enough for most of the pieces there. Whoops.
- After MoMA, we went to see the tree at Rockefeller Center and it was all lit up and pretty as expected. Perfection!
Anyway, this past week I also: ate dessert from Peanut Butter & Co., decorated two Christmas trees (plus 11, if you count last night…), dressed up as an elf, pretended to be a Long Beach resident, played with my Mama, opened my tea advent calendar every morning, and did everything possible to not think about it being my last week here in the city.
To elaborate on the whole 11 Christmas tree thing, yesterday, Tess and I helped my Dad’s cousin with setting up for a company Christmas party at Cipriani in Manhattan. We woke up at 4:30 and worked from 6 AM to 11:30 PM, so extreme exhaustion does not even explain how I felt/am still feeling. My body hurts, but it was a ton of fun. Seeing the room come together after spending hours of decorating really is amazing. During the party, Tess and I dressed as the prettiest elves you’ve ever seen (hah) and helped Santa hand out gifts to all of the employee’s children. I’m attaching a picture of my “pride and joy” area that I spent a majority of the set up working on.
Today, I’m going Christmas shopping, seeing Central Park in the show, watching The Hunger Games in the comfy theatre, and hugging Tess for forever because I don’t want to say goodbye (she leaves for Chicago tomorrow). But first, I have to go see what I could possibly eat for breakfast. My food selection is really struggling.