Thursday, January 2, 2014

30 by 30 (part 3)

It's officially January…are you ready for installment number 3 of my 30 by 30 list?  Here we go!

9. Christmas shop in NYC
10. Go to "The Real Bedford Falls"
11. See Annie on Broadway
12. Get a latte with latte art

I managed to do all of these things, too!  I didn't really have much to buy when I went shopping in NYC, but I did check out the original Herald Square Macy's (all seven floors!) and buy a Christmas ornament there.

After about three years of wanting to go and missing out, I finally got to The Real Bedford Falls, as I talked all about in this post.  It was amazing! I'm so glad I went.

I just got to see Annie the weekend before last.  The show was great and it pretty much fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine to see Annie live…yet there was something missing from the production that I couldn't quite put my finger on.  Although the performers hit every note and nailed all but three lines (I'm looking mostly at you, Ms. Hannigan!) there was some sort of passion or excitement that the show seemed to be lacking.  That being said, I'm still glad I got to see it before it closed.  It closes in three days, so if you're jonesing for an Annie fix you'd better run and get tickets ASAP!

And oh, lattes with latte art!  This seems like such a small insignificant thing in the grand scheme of my other list items, right? Well, unfortunately latte art is super hard to find around me…and I totally love it. Something about it just makes me so happy.  And I'm willing to go to extremes for this art…which included walking in circles in Hell's Kitchen in sweltering temperatures before I finally found the coffee shop I was looking for, hidden behind construction awnings.
One day I hope to find a shop that does more of the really elaborate types of art.  But until then, this still floats my boat.
(A much paler version of latte art that I managed to find in Massachusetts.)

That's it for now! Four more things checked off my list.  :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Come to London! I just started working at a coffee shop that does awesome latte art. You would totally love it! I can already see you in the corner, typing away on your laptop sipping awesome coffee.

Oh and p.s. I miss the crap out of you!

- Lauren