My Own Island

My Own Island

And 85 Beaches to Explore!

I love my Long Island. I tried to move away from it once but it wasn't meant to be. I moved to Florida in the late 80's very briefly but I couldn't find a job or a decent place to live that I could afford. I came back after only 2 months. When I got back to Long Island I found a job and a place to live in 3 days! It was fate!

Long Island is very expensive but as they say in the real estate s all about location location location and boy does Long Island have that!!! .It's only 20 miles from the Nassau County border to NYC, of the most exciting cities in the world! I've been to the city about 1000 times and haven't even seen half of it.

Long Island has 85 beaches with tons of water activities. Sagg Main Beach and Cooper s beach in Southhampton rated in the top 20 in the US. There are ski resorts 3 1/2 hours away and the best ski resort in the Northeast Whiteface is only a 5 hours drive north with no traffic. And just in case you get bored with all of that.....there is a foreign country within driving distance...6 1/2 hours to Montreal, Canada which I would call "Little Paris"

Then there are the wineries....oooooh the wineries. Sparking Pointe, Corey Creek, Wolffer Estate....just to name a few. After some wine tasting ( and a designated driver) there is sunset gazing at Horton s Point Lighthouse park or Docker's in Hampton Bays after a visit to Duck Walk and Wolffer Estate.

There is also the street fairs all around Long Island that run all summer long and way into the fall. Some of my favorites are the Sayville Summerfest, Riverhead Blues Fest. and Heckscher fall festival in Huntington. Several years ago I went to Cape Cod twice on short vacations and while I was there I thought " What am I doing here? We have all of this and more on Long Island. And I don't have drive 5 hours!

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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11 Amazing TV Shows That Are Ending in 2019

All good things must come to an end.


It might just be the beginning of 2019 but there are many TV series wrapping up already. There are many breathtaking and original pilots around along with several reboots coming. This might be one of the greatest year for TV.

However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)

Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)


Final Date: Summer

8 Seasons//73 episodes

5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

Comedy Central

Final Date: March

5 seasons//50 episodes



Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)


Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)


Final Date: End of 2019

5 seasons//42 episodes

10. Friends From College (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

2 seasons//16 episodes

11. Crashing (HBO)


Final Date: End of 2019

3 seasons//24 episodes

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