It’s true. I’m not really what you would call a party animal.
I mean at most, I’m more like what you might call a party stuffed animal. Given the choice between a club and my couch, I’ll take the couch every time. Pajamas. Good movies. Champagne. That’s me. And it’s also true that I’ve developed somewhat of a reputation for falling asleep on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s is usually spent with Justin and my bff Joey, and every year around 11:15 I doze off and these two get stuck watching whatever movie I picked out. Usually something with Sarah Jessica Parker. When midnight rolls around, they wake me up long enough for a toast, and then I crawl up to bed amazed I stayed awake that long.
I know, I know right. Lindsay Lohan ain’t got nothin’ on me.
And so it came to be that last year as I was writing out my 2011 goals, I determined to “do something more exciting for New Year’s this year.” Listen friends: Never underestimate the power of putting pen to paper when it comes to your goals. Because although I would have had no way of knowing what exactly it would be at the time, I’d say it’s safe to say that goal was answered this year. Times a million.
As it turns out, our past bride Jil (who I am sure all of you remember from her 1940s inspired NYC wedding), does the event coordination for New Year’s Eve in Times Square. And, as it also turns out, every year on the day before they host a small private viewing party for a select group of people before they get the Ball ready to go into action. For those of you who don’t know her personally, I can tell you that Jil is just one of those magic people who brings magic to all those around her. And I love her for that. She’s the kind of person I want to work harder to be like. Well, this year she had a few extra spots on the list, and she gave them to us. Little old, sit on the couch, stuffed animal us. And I will never look at New Year’s Eve the same again.
Hey, it’s working already…I even stayed awake all the way to midnight this year. :)
“Do something more exciting for New Year’s this year.” Check. And Check.
**Dear Mary, you don’t have to dress like whatever landmark you are going to see. What’s next? A baguette purse at the Eiffel Tower? Love, You.
Us & the beautiful Jil!!