Monday, April 03, 2006

House of Leaves

Well I let my sister talk me into reading this book, House of Leaves. It is MESSED UP. It's about this guy who finds a manuscript in this dead guy's apartment. The manuscript is about a movie that supposedly doesn't exist (or does it?) and the dead guy was writing notes about it, on every single thing he could write on. The movie is about this guy's house that is bigger on the inside than on the outside. Something about the way it's written is seriously giving me the creeps. And not in an overt, Stephen King or Dean Koontz way, either. The guy who finds the manuscript keeps adding his own notes to it, which are found in different font at the bottom of the pages. He writes in this incredibly long, rambling-thought-process way, with an entire page consisting of thoughts joined by commas. It's pretty hard to follow.

So I've been checking this blog, My Open Wallet, quite frequently. I found it through Clicked, but it's pretty insightful. It's about this woman in NY who blogs about her expenditures, her savings, investments, etc. She has a lot of links to other financial blogs. It's nice to read from *real* people about financial tips. I tried reading the journalist on MSNBC, but some of her tips are based on assuming you already have that extra cash to sock away every day. Don't buy that coffee at Starbucks, get the free coffee at work or buy your own. Well, what about those of us who ALREADY DO THAT? Well, I don't drink coffee, I drink tea, but same thing. So check it out.

Anyhoo, Ed says he's updated. We'll see about that.

1 comment:

Robot Dean Martin said...

That does sounds like a house of leaves!