Sunday, December 28, 2014

New it up in 2015!

WOW this blog had gotten dusty! Though I haven't touched it in an embarrassing two years, I have been keeping up with new thing-doing, and embracing life and seeking out new experiences and all that loveliness. I'm updating now mostly because this blog, like probably any goal-oriented blog or new-thing blog, gets a lot of hits around New Year's. I've recently had a huge uptick from the Czech Republic(ahoj!), thanks to a message board based there and dedicated to all things new and exciting. If you've found me through the Google and are wondering how to get started and what do do and what not to do and how to do it, I say to you: YAY! This is an incredibly exciting undertaking, whether you commit to doing something new every day, every week, or if you just want suggestions and ideas for little accomplishments that will take you out of your comfort zone.

While this isn't a complete list, here are a few more of the New York New Things I've accomplished since my last update:
Performed as a clown in the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Attended the Jazz-Age Lawn Party on Governor's Island
Saw Husband play sax in the Village Halloween Parade
Made sandwiches for Superstorm Sandy rescue workers
Sang in Avery Fisher Hall
Went to a surprise wedding
Performed at Madison Square Garden
Saw an outdoor movie on the Hudson River
Went to the Pumpkin Flotilla at Harlem Meers
Ice-skated on Wollman Rink
Hit a double in softball
Went to a same-sex wedding
Roasted marshmallows on NYC's only flame-o-phone
Ate bi bim bap in Korea Town
Went to New Yankee Stadium
Escorted the cast of On the Town in the 2014 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Made and ate dumplings from scratch
Went to a traditional Chinese wedding
Sang in Welsh at John Jay College
Saw Matilda the Musical on Broadway
Saw Alan Cumming star in Cabaret on Broadway
Saw The Country House on Broadway
Saw You Can't Take it With You on Broadway
Saw A Night With Janis Joplin on Broadway
Played Team Trivia in a bar (and won!)
Dressed in grayscale for Halloween (this will get its own post soon for people wanting to try this completely fabulous costume idea. Teaser photo below)
Saw actual Shakespeare in Shakespeare in the Park (twice!)





Best of luck to all the New Year's Resolvers out there who are looking to fill 2015 with newness! For support and ideas, please feel free to contact me at InTheNewJen@gmail.com