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Scout Sixteen - Justin Livingston

From the bottom-most reaches of my soul, I want to thank each and every one of you for helping make 2012 one hell of a year for me. I have some big plans for Scout Sixteen in 2013 and – the best part – you’ll get to be involved in a BIG way! I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from this past year and give well wishes for your year ahead… what was your favorite moment of 2012?

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Justin

About Justin

Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...

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Autumn is on its way. I’m prepped and ready – at least as ready as I’ll ever be. Fall is by far my favorite season… but fall in New York City lasts about two months before winter comes along and kicks you in the balls. I’m always making a full ‘To Do List’ of things that must be done while the weather is in its most perfect state. I freely admit that I get uber-lazy and only check off about 20% of my list. This year is going to be different. And inspired by my dear friend Nicolette Mason’s recent post, I have a list that I will tackle. A little romantic and a lot idiotic – fall, here I come:

10 Things For Fall

1.

 Carve a pumpkin. Make it spooky and light it up.
I may be only person who’s never done this. My childhood is a blur.

2.

Laugh a lot. I want to laugh
so hard that no sound comes out of my mouth. I want to cry because it’s that funny.
Tell me a joke. Tell me a story. Let’s be funny together.

3.

Write a love note to a stranger.
Leave it on Brooklyn Bridge; halfway between my life and theirs.
Make a pen pal. Or fall in love, maybe?

4.

Throw a party for a friend.
Scream “Surprise!”, eat too much cake and strawberry ice cream.
Laugh. Reminisce. Love. Repeat.

5.

I want to sing this song at the top of my lungs
from a stranger’s roof in the east village;
sip red wine straight from the bottle.

6.

Wear clothes; clothes that I love.
Be a sharp-dressed fellow. Bow-ties & backwards caps.
Blue suede shoes and quilted vests;
white v-necks shirts with patterned pockets and oversized jackets. Oh – and old suspenders.

7.

Have a sleepover; watch black & white movies.
Be in a cold room – AC on, windows open – hidden under a pile of warm covers.
Hot tea, peanut butter sandwiches and way too many dirty jokes.

8.

I want to watch people. Sit in the park with friends
and just watch; listen. Cradle a hot toddy.
Give the crazy man a dollar and tell him to move along.
Listen. Laugh. Drink. Repeat.

9.

Catalog this city. Words, pictures and videos
to bring my memories to life. Put a melody to this path;
create a soundtrack to my life. Hopefully it has a sick beat.
Read. Watch. Listen. Replay.

10.

Explore. Have a Hardy Boys adventure.
In October 2006, I was in New York City for the first time.
Six years later, I’m still so in love. Every day should feel like #DayOne.

Justin

About Justin

Justin Livingston is the founder and editor of Scout Sixteen. He lives in New York City with a cactus and an unwavering love for whiskey. See more from Justin below...