11 Things You Really Must Do Before the Summer Is Over
Today is pretty much perfect, a day that reminds us how much we adore summer. Back in June we gave you 33 reasons to love the year's three hottest months, through all the sweat and toil and pain. It seems like barely a minute has passed and yet, here we are, practically mid-August! What the fuck happened? Now is the time to take stock, people. Have you done everything you wanted to this summer? Have you done anything you wanted to this sommer? Whether you've got it covered quite nicely or you're feeling like you need a do-over, we have some suggestions. Here are 11 things you really should accomplish before it's October and we're wearing sweaters (sweaters?) and getting out of work in the dark again.
THE TIME IS NOW.
11. Eat a lobster roll. Do it outside, on a bench or in a park or at the beach, with some lemonade or maybe a root beer, and salt and vinegar potato chips. Or do it in the garden of a mid-scale dining establishment, with a crisp white wine and some really good french fries. The point is, do it. As many times as possible before there's snow on the ground and the only lobster you'll be eating will be in a pot pie and will be chicken.
10. Be a tourist (the fanny-pack-free kind) for the day. Call in sick on, like, a Wednesday -- not that we would ever do this -- and wander around the city. Maybe go out to Coney Island, or up in the Statue of Liberty (it's closing for a year), or to a museum, or just wander, for the day. Do it now, in August, the month that America really should go on vacation...or forever hold your peace.
8. Go without deodorant for one day. Just to see. Got that out of your system?
7. Get out of the city. Do it, at least once, even if you think you don't need to (Self: We're looking at you). This is not to say go to the Hamptons, necessarily. But leave the confines of the 5 boroughs and breathe air and see green things and just get out of the city. You will be different when you come back, somehow, refreshed, and ready to take on the fall.