Things To Do This Summer

It’s after 10 pm and I just got home from work and a quick shopping trip to Target.  I’m already thinking about what I need to do tonight, what to pack for tomorrow, and what to plan out for my flight to Chicago on Thursday.  Never mind the fact I have a packed schedule for work, it’s Internet Week and I have a laundry list of things I want to get off my to-do list before my weekend in Chicago for my oldest sister’s bachelorette party.

However, though the lists of work to do are never ending, one of my favorite things to do is make lists (?) – especially for fun things.  Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere (my great aspiration/subject of loathing) posted about her Rules of Summer including a list of all the things she intends to do, with her reasoning being that we all make plans for summer but let our ideas slip away and before we know it, it’s fall.  As green as I am with envy – she does have good ideas.

One of my best friends Lise and I were talking over brunch about why we come up with great ideas but rarely follow through on them.  The conversation hit a climax when I suggested we create a Google Calendar and color code it for different events and use it to keep track of what we do – and she agreed it was the best idea ever.  Only certain kind of people get the most excited about the organization of fun things to do – and those people will probably be making millions one day.

Anyhoo, here is a list of things I MUST do this summer:

1 – Hold an awesome, animal themed apartment warming party (photo for shindig is on the top of this post).
2 – Plan the perfect wedding present for my sister.
3 – Go on a weekend trip with Bill, preferably somewhere in the south where there are a lot of sketchy diners.
4 – Put up bookshelves in our living room.
5 – Go to Coney Island, play chess and fly a kite.
6 – Finally get the secret family recipe for “Deadly Margaritas” (you get it after you graduate college but since I didn’t go to the last family Fourth of July trip to Myrtle Beach, I have to wait).
7 – Bike around Manhattan.
8 – Run outside.
9 – Have a picnic in Prospect Park.
10 – Wine tour on Long Island.

What’s on your list?

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