Fear Of Missing Out. For one, I am tired of all these abbreviated social media terms. But this is a good one to talk about. I am the type of person who loves to do as much as they can whenever or wherever they can. (Unless of course I’m paralyzed with a hangover. At that point all I want to do is lay in bed eat “bad” food and watch reruns of my fav tv sitcoms or rom com movies). I feel regret if I travel and don’t get to do everything that was on my wish list. That shit will haunt me. I also like to be in the know. I like getting the history or background of something. I like talking and hearing about random facts or interesting tidbits. I also like having answers if people ask questions. I want to experience most things and I want to experience them to it’s fullest potential.

People keep telling me I’ve done so much since I moved here. I have done quite a lot if I stop to think about it. But I also feel like I haven’t even cracked the surface of all that there is to experience in NYC. Most tourist things I’ve done the first time I visited NYC. Some I want to do again. A few of those things are below. Some things I’m good with never doing again. I’ll probably relay those to you in a post down the line. Some things I’ve never done and only now care to experience. I know I have some time since I live here now but then again we never really know how much time we really have so maybe I better get it movin’.

I have, in true lei fashion, comprised a list.

NYC bucket list:

Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

Get doughnuts from Doughnut Plant

Explore Brooklyn – go to DUMBO, Williamsburg, eat at Grimaldi’s, ferry to Red Hook and restaurant food hop, check out the flea market

Attend a live taping of a show – SNL, Inside the Actors Guild, Late show w Jimmy Fallon, Daily Show or Colbert Report

Participate in a NYC race

Have dinner at Per Se

Attend a concert at Governor’s Island

Watch the sunset at the Boat basin with Huxley in tow

Museum of Natural History

Take the free Staten Island Ferry to check out the views

Eat at Eately

Go to the Bronx Zoo

See Shakespeare in the park at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park

See a show at the Apollo Theatre

Check out the Cloisters

Reserve my recliner seats to watch a movie at the AMC here in the UWS

Eat dumplings from Vanessa’s dumplings on the Lower East Side

Have a drink at Top Of The Rock

Step on the floor piano at FAO Schwartz

See the new WTC up close and check out the museum

Go ice skating at Rockefeller Center during the holidays

Eat at Crif Dogs

Go to a game at the new Yankee stadium

Yes, a lot of the list is centered around food. We all know I got food issues.

I’m sure I’ll continue to add to my NYC bucket list. There’s just so much to do in this amazing city. For now I’m saving a lot of the super touristy things for when loved ones visit. I don’t, in any way, want to risk getting sick of the best this city has to offer, so with those things I can wait. The restaurants and food wants however, I should probably do asap. Things close so frequently here in the city and I would hate to not be able to try them. There’s that FOMO again..

Funny, I just realized none of the above has to do with alcohol. Huh. Interesting.

I’ll leave you with a photo of the perfect notebook I received today that the bestie sent me.



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