Billy Joel New Year’s Eve + Some Recent Eats

town bagel salad

Does anyone know what day it is?

This week is going to feel weird until it’s over, isn’t it. That’s just how it goes with the holidays.

So. While I find most New Year’s Eve hoopla overrated, Billy Joel was playing at the Coliseum so like, why not go?!

not here for an Islanders game!

I’m not much of a concert lover (I prefer sporting events, not concerts) but I make the exception for Billy. He is my favorite!

if you watched the Times Square coverage, you already know it was raining here in New York. Saying it was raining, or even saying it was pouring, will never fully express just how torrential the rain was when we walked from the car to the Coliseum to then wait outside in line to get through security. I think I am still soaked to my core and this article explains/justifies my complaints. 

Snapchat kept us from looking wet.

New Years eve

Anyway, the concert was terrific. I heard my top two favorite songs– Uptown Girl (Kevin James made a guest appearance during this song!) and We Didn’t Start The Fire — and we sang along for the rest because they are all truly the best. Except for River of Dreams. I never liked River of Dreams.

billy Joel concert

I guess I should mention the idiot guy in front of us who felt the need to stand when he didn’t need to stand (because we had perfect seats) and everyone (including myself) kept telling him to sit down (and the lady next to me was throwing popcorn at him). Only took a few hours before security removed him (another complaint about Coliseum on this night – where was security?) but that was not before his girlfriend/wife (seated to his left in the picture below) left him there high and dry. HA.

billy Joel concert

And on that note, let’s switch gears to a few recent meals to get us back on a usual blogging track!

I mentioned in my 2018 highlights that pizza was my food of the year which I plan to continue in 2019.


Here’s my giant salad from Town Bagel. I say giant because I couldn’t finish it. I don’t have the appetite I once did, that’s for sure. Running less definitely changes things!

town bagel salad

Another giant salad that I couldn’t finish. There might have been a time when the greek salad at the Premier Diner was an easy finish for me, not anymore.

premier diner

And sushi for me my dad’s birthday. We celebrated his birthday twice but I missed pictures of the first dinner (and birthday cake). I had this sushi at Eighteen in the city the other evening.


Wishing you a very Happy New Year and a quick week ahead. I know I am struggling to get back to routine – I can’t be the only one!

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Did you go out New Year’s Eve or do you like to stay in?

Favorite Billy Joel song?


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

3 thoughts on “Billy Joel New Year’s Eve + Some Recent Eats”

  1. I was excited for you when I saw you were at the Billy Joel concert on New Year’s Eve, although no dissing River of Dreams. I love that song and pretty much all of his songs; I can see how his concerts would be one giant sing along.

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