It was about this time last year when I started coming up with my "Things do in Lehigh Valley" lists. These three lists (Top 5 Plays, Top 5 Restaurants, Top 5 Overall) were my New Year's resolutions for 2009. Since the year is almost over, I've decided to take a look at how I did.

Lehigh Valley Theater: Top 5 Plays for 2009: I was three for five in this category (although one of the plays I planned to attend was actually canceled, so I was actually three for four). Here are my reviews of the performances I saw at three fantastic venues throughout Lehigh Valley:

Lehigh Valley Eats: Top 5 Restaurants for 2009: I didn't do so hot in this category. I only made it to two of the five restaurants. But I still have 30 days to hit up the three I missed. Anyone care to join me for dinner at Glasbern, Stoned Crab or Magnolia's? In the meantime, here are my reviews of the restaurants I got to:

Things to do in Lehigh Valley: Top 5 for 2009: I did four out of the five, my best record yet. Here are my recaps of the new experiences I've had over the past year:

Considering I had a total of 15 New Year's resolutions and I've kept nine of them so far (remember, I may end the year with 12 if I can get to those last three restaurants), that's not too bad, right?

How'd you do with your 2009 New Year's resolutions? Did any of them involve experiencing something new in Lehigh Valley?