Holiday parties to end 2013
Me: Wait, $1.2 million in one day in Baccarat?!
Last week, was fighting a cold and cancelled my fencing class for the first time. But felt better enough to make it to several holiday parties towards the end of the week. Think I gained about five pounds.
One party I went to was at the Williams Club – now called The William – where we got a tour before it fully finished. Ended up drinking with my boss and some clients at a private table in the Peacock Room.
No good rum, so I downed an Old Fashioned or two until 11PM or so.
Another was out in Queens at the same restaurant I had a wedding reception at. Ended up walking home with a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black.
Again, not aged rum, but it’ll do.
At another party, in a club, met a German industrialist and his wife. He told me that they were visiting the US and we ended up talking about Las Vegas.
Him: We can’t go there. My wife just lost $1.2 million there the last time we went.
His Wife: (rolling eyes) He’s exaggerating. I started with $600,000, got up to $1.2, and then lost it. So it was only half that.
Me: Clearly I’m in the wrong profession.
As I do every year, if you read the same book I do, have yourself a Happy Christmas!
And if you don’t, have yourself a happy holiday!
See you back here on Monday.