Oh and ____ was wearing my Russian hat the whole time..I gotta say he looked pretty good in it.
Today at the bar I also talked to a man I'll call S. I met him last week and he's really nice. We talked for a long time about real estate. He told me he owns a lot of properties and rents them out/uses them to generate income..so it's like his full-time job. When my family got the new condo I actually thought about doing this someday too. There's just something about owning multiple properties that's so appealing. Well I think part of the reason why I want to do this is also because I've been meeting all these businessmen lately who have places all over the world. Living in this building and meeting all these men in suits is really motivating me for the future.
Dear Future (40-ish year old) Me: I hope you remembered this childhood dream and have at least 5 properties around the world already. Obviously one in Paris, one in Switzerland (for retirement) and the rest..surprise me. Maybe even a yacht-home.
At around 2am, I was still down there with this guy I just met yesterday named Mark (he's the same age as me & lives at my building too). Mark: I know you're probably gonna be reading this so I'm not giving you a lame nickname. Then the fire alarm suddenly came on. The fire alarm comes on quite often in my building but this was the first time I was downstairs when it happened. It was interesting to witness all the action from down there - firemen running in with their hoses, people screaming and running out in their PJs, hands in the air. ok I may be exaggerating. It's 4am right now and I gotta wake up soon so gute nacht.