Given how much the WordPress blogging community means to me, I wanted you to be the first ones to know.
It was me.
The Wall Street Journal has an article in this week’s Mansion section with the headline:
Well, mystery solved.
I know it seems a bit pricey, but the building has a pool, athletic club, and private restaurant. And musician Sting and his wife live in one of the units. Those are all tough to pass up.
Now I know you are wondering how a teacher could afford such a property (actually two properties).
And you’re right, my teacher salary wouldn’t allow me to stay even one night in such a place.
It was my blog.
As many of you know, one of my most popular blog posts was one about the world’s largest tire manufacturer (if you don’t know, you’ll be surprised).
Anyway, one of the companies mentioned in the post contacted me and said they would like to feature my post in their promotional material, for $180 million.
I told them I’d have to think about it. I called back three seconds later and said it’s a deal if you throw in free lifetime tires for all my cars. They readily accepted, and a deal was made.
After signing the papers, we went house hunting, in New York City. My wife and I fell in love with 220 Central Park South. It is, after all, clad in Alabama Silver Shadow limestone. And it’s got Sting.
So we put an offer in for $157 million, cash, for the two properties, and we should know soon if the offer is accepted.
Assuming that it will be, I think one of the first things we will do is…
Excuse me, hold on a second. My wife is yelling something at me. I’ll be right back.
I’m back. Oops. Apparently, the offer from the tire company was for $180. I just assumed they meant millions, given how much revenue and profit they generate each year.
Now I’m embarrassed. But it’s too late to recant this post, since I’ve got nothing else in the pipeline.
So back to what I was trying to say before I was interrupted; one of the first things we were going to do when we moved in was to throw a party at the house, and invite all the people who follow my blog.
I’m sorry to disappoint you, but hopefully, someday I’ll be able to do throw that party…
P.S. There is no $180 – it’s all part of the fantasy world that I live in..