Just slip out the back, Jack

Posted: February 4, 2014 in When in NYC


Make a new plan, Stan. Don’t need to be coy, Roy. My good friend at JG Melon has ruined me by playing that song on the old juke box. I’m now a Paul Simon fan apparently. Nothing compares to my Bob Dylan… but this song pretty much brightens up my mood every time I hear it!

‘Hop on the bus, Gus. You don’t need to discuss much… you just drop off the key Lee, and get yourself free…’

Except for me, it’s more like: ‘One Way to Leave 50 Lovers’. Ha! πŸ˜„ just a slight exaggeration. Hilarity for effect. (not affect… I’m getting it down Janice!)

I’ve not traveled since new year but had an abrupt entry into my 2014. Scrambling… constantly. Things, like the snow, are randomly popping up on me and as heroic as I was last year (mental with travel) everything last minute….. I’ve got a few goals of my own to uphold for this go-round. That’s what I love about new year, it’s like you get to choose a fun new focus every January! Or get completely blind-sided and suck it up till it’s over. 😳 I got my newsletter out IN January, despite it’s tattered grammatics, PMS and typos. As is usually the case, I pushed the envelope a bit but got ‘er done.

Now I’m entering into a kind of bizarre mental state. As I begin to nail down the finer details of the birthday, I realise this upcoming event is all mine. Like the classic ‘Never Never Land’ Liz. Scary! It will definitely be a bit bizarre to have everyone, all at once, on my little upper east side block! Old friends and new, people from around the corner… or the globe. There are even a few contenders all secretly vying for top billing as ‘surprise guest’. It’s weird. I hope it snows!!! 😍 Honestly though, it’s going to go by so quickly. Hope all these goofy details make the difference, it’s going to be so fun! My childhood girlfriend (who’s never been to NYC) told her husband I’ve never met, “If she wants us all to march up 4 blocks, in the snow, carrying a life-size balloon martini… that’s just what you do. It’s Liz.” What a reputation I’ve collected! 😊

Then I guess I’ll just be 40? Brava! Although something tells me, call it my Pisces intuition… I don’t think it’ll make any difference! The random that somehow concentrates itself into a living matter, well… it follows me around like my very own little Pig Pen cloud. You know: Pig Pen from the Snoopy comics! πŸ˜† My horoscope tells me: “you have reached the end of a cycle of which you will retain happy memories and the strength to start afresh.”

As my work load from far distances increases, so do my random.com working hours. Last night, after a full-on day taking care of people in the Northeast, San Fran, UK, Abu Dhabi and New Zealand… I realised I did one hour cardio (at the gym due to massive snowfall!) and had not eaten a thing! Oops. Down to JG I go only to find an Indian surgeon (random.com) just waiting for fresh bait to over-analyse. Jeez, the guy had more questions for me: dating, turning 40, where my head is, what attracts me and personal happiness than I could stand! Silly man… as if I have such answers!!? It’s called 2014 and seems like the theme thus far is to hang on tight as it’s going a bit fast for me, but definitely a thrilling ride! 😁 no bumps yet!

I am excited to be bringing so many randoms to my New York, to the upper east side! I’m aware of my integrity, my complicities and keen sensitivity to people, and I’m genuinely flattered so many are gathering to experience a Never Never Land-like Liz party. Sadly, there will be no Taco Bell run, McK’s or Doc Watson’s (touch wood!) but having all my beloved here will be truly sensational. It’s going to be one of those occasions that you just know is going to be hilarious, and a huge question mark as to where the night will lead. So many options in my v own NYC. One of the things I love most about this is the decadent honour that so many are traveling so far… they will get to spend a day in my ‘hood. Seriously, what more could one ask for? I just love the month of February: my birthday month!!!

And if all my random.com gets to be a bit much… you just slip out the back, Jack. πŸ˜‰

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