Thursday, March 20, 2008
"...I know what I'm needing, and I don't want to waste more time..."
It has been hard, lately, to get myself to work on time. I'm usually pretty punctual in all things, but now I'm slipping into a kind of senioritis concerning my day-to-day life, my excuse seemingly being, "Well, I'm moving to England in October, so what does it matter if I get out of bed right now? Or shower once I do? Or do my hair/make up/nails/wash my face/brush my teeth/eat breakfast/succeed at anything else in life generally?" Well, it does matter. What also matters is that I'm leaving New York for such an extended period of time and still, after living here for so very long, have not having taken full advantage of the city. So now, in a last ditch effort to really get something out of this experience, I'm trying to make up a list of things to do here before I go. What I have so far:
1) Fold origami boats and sail them on the sculpture fountain at Lincoln Center.
2) Visit the Bronx zoo
3) Visit the Botanical garden
4) See a movie in Bryant Park, Finally.
5) Have a picnic...somewhere. But like a real one, with a basket and everything.
6) Attend a lecture on something interesting.
7) See professional dance in performance (Because I've only done that once in my life.).
I'm stuck, which is ridiculous given my subscriptions to both Time Out and the New Yorker, but I'm opening up the floor to suggestions. It could be as simple as "Eat at this restaurant," or as romantic as, "Watch the sunset from this very spot." So my friends: what have you got?
NOTE: Visiting the following are out, as I've done them either on school functions or dates or day trips with my parents:
--Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge
--Going to the Empire State Building
--Visiting Ellis Island
--Visiting the Statue of Liberty
Anything? Anything? Bueller?