“Even if you fall on your face,
you’re still moving forward.”
- Victor Kiam
With the holidays right around the corner and my trip back home to NY just over a month away, I thought I would take a moment to mention a few things that I am looking forward to the most. Keep in mind, these are probably not exciting for anyone but me. Also just purchased a new pair of UGGs today which may have inspired this post. Gotta look fly upstate, my friends.
Ok, without further adieu – here we go with “The 12 Days of Binghamton”…because I will be home for 12 days….12 days of Christmas….ok.
I think this is a no-brainer here, but it never really feels like winter without that fluffy white stuff on the ground.
11. Country Music
In LA, if I pull up to a stoplight blasting country, I either turn the music down, or roll the windows up. But not at home. You ain’t gonna judge me none. And if you do, well – I think this picture speaks for itself.
10. Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Iced Coffee
Yes, I know it’s stereotypical, but as a West Coast transplant, I am really looking forward to my fix. And while blueberry coffee may sound utterly disgusting…it’s not. You’re wrong. End of story.
9. Carousel Mall
I remember when I was little and I thought that Syracuse was SO FAR AWAY and that it was the world’s biggest mall-structure. Though, I think it actually might be the world’s biggest mall-structure (ahem, King of Prussia, you’re cool, don’t care).
8. State Street
Probably going to go to Dillingers, becuase that’s where the cool kids go now-a-days. But remember when it was JT’s Tavern, Tom & Marty’s and then Boca Joe’s? Or even back farther…EMPIRE CLUB! Ok, maybe I should just stick to Dillingers…
7. Kennedy Fried Chicken
Had to put this after State Street, since I know on the 3am ride home this is where I’m going to end up. Probably not the best place to be at 3am, but I am going to happily order my chicken through the bullet-proof glass and call it a night. And no sir, I do not have a Newport to bum you. Or a dollar. Or a hit of meth.
6. Brozzetti’s Pizza
On the topic of food, I can’t wait to have a slice of their sugary-dough, topped with that amazing ketchup-y tomato sauce and American cheese. 797-9960, I will call Brozzetti’s for a pizza to go, thank you. Not like dining in was really an option, anyway.
5. Lupo’s Spiedies
This is the last food post, I swear. If you don’t know what a spiedie is uhh…Google it?
4. Highland Park
There better be some gosh darn snow on the gosh darn ground ground becuase I am going to snow tube the shit out of that shit.
3. Ostiningo Park Holiday Light Spectacular
Nothing like a little MIX 103.3 Christmas mashup through the park in 4-wheel drive. So what if half the lights are burnt out? You get the jist of what most of the little illuminated figures are. If not, it makes for a good debate on the car ride home. PLUS IT’S FOR CHARITY PEOPLE, come on.
2. St. Joseph’s Christmas Eve Midnight Mass
Smells like candles and happiness and all the great stuff that Christmas Eve is made of.
1. My Family
Duh…saved the best for last.
Though I couldn’t find a good one of all of us, so I quickly photoshopped this little number. I see Christmas card potential here. I really do.
This aways makes me laugh.
“Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I don’t come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto Facebook and look out of the window. I am willing to overlook this faux pas due to you no doubt being preoccupied with thoughts of Missy attempting to make her way home across busy intersections or being trapped in a drain as it slowly fills with water. I spent three days down a well once but that was just for fun.”