Andrew Gustafson

12 Dates of Christmas

Lacking the financial resources to give my girlfriend a really good gift this Christmas, I decided to invest in the dating futures market – I offered her the promise of a dozen really good future gifts in lieu of one on Christmas day. This map was a promissory note of sorts. Notice that most of the dates are summer activities (lobster dinner, camping, canoeing, birdwatching), so I bought myself a few months to get my act together. But as the weather warms, the note is coming due.

Here are the various dates, and where to find out more information about them:

Gallagher's Steak House
Parrot Safari
Back roads of Tottenville
NYC Coalition Against Hunger
Fortune Society
Russian Bath House
Jamaica Bay
The Lobster House
Merchant Marine Museum