Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's a Drug

Last night I went out to dinner with my good friend A. She was coming from her big screen premiere that she didn't invite anyone to but from the sound of it everything went beautifully. She was in good spirits as was I so after some humus and a drink or two we headed to Union Square where we sat on the steps smoking cigars. We talked about plenty of things but mostly about our mutual love for the city. Around twelve thirty I decided I better get home and wash the smoke off so I could get to work on time the next morning. She went downtown to sip juleps with her lover. We were on a seasonal city buzz. It's the energy. It takes over you like a drug. At one point in the evening A. introduced me to this song:



I was hooked immediately. First of all I have always been a fan of George Orwell's 1984. This was an interesting twist of what he was saying. I thought I should share it with you all in the off chance someone might find it as amusing as I did.

"Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle." -George Burns

17 comments:

Jay said...

A little spring fever? ;-)

I like that song. Nice modern look at "1984."

captain corky said...

George Burns clearly understood how to live.

Mike said...

Is that A. in the video?

She's hot.

gr said...

yeah, spring fever, huh?

Matt-Man said...

Don't these America-Haters understand that the government is trying to protect us from the turror-ists? Hope the smoke was good. Cheers!!

Doc said...

I miss your city... I only get to drive through Manhattan anymore on my way to the island....

Farmer*swife said...

They all look like they are high...but, I didn't see any munchies lying around so maybe not.

Cute song!

Jo said...

Loved the song! The last part was great :) I miss George Burns, he was a yummy love I absolutely would have smoked a cigar with.

It's so fun following you on your romps!

You keep making me fall in love with your city & I haven't been there yet! My NY friends tell me it is the city for me...and as a result I'm afraid to visit.

Single In The City said...

I am liking that song also!! Glad you had a great time with friends, I love friends and drinks, they go hand in hand!

S.

BBC said...

humus, I had to look that up being as I was sure you wasn't eating dirt.

Interesting song, and cartoon links you put on my blog. And spirit is an evolution, not some bogyman in the sky that creates all.

Nice Burns quote, haven't seen it before. I'll take the bad woman, if she can look into my eyes some during sex. Share spirit with me.

R.E.H. said...

Heck, I don't even need a cigar to be happy. A good meal and a good woman... that's all I want ;)

Reb said...

Cute song & I like the Burns quote. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

BBC said...

I would settle for a hamburger and the woman.

VE said...

If I went out here at 12:30am on a weekday it would look like the set of I am Legend...empty!

As American as Apple Pie said...

I want to party like it's 1984.

You description of your night makes me want to come and get some of that city drug.

GMEyster said...

I love George Burns. I lived in CA when he died. I remember a friend was in town, and she wanted to get a star map and drive around Beverly Hills and see people's houses.

When we drove by George Burns' house, the front gates were littered with flowers...and cigars. I LOVED that.

Tink said...

Where did my comment go? I know I posted one! Stupid blogger. I love love love this song. I want a copy of it!