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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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Booze, Books and Photos.
I have the following stuck in my head:
    Blew out my flip-flop.
    Stepped on a pop top.
    Cut my heel had to cruise on back home.
    But there's booze in the blender.
    And soon it will render.
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.

I've made significant progress on House of Leaves. So much so that much of it is making sense. And let me tell you, the physical layout of the book is fantastic. For example, during Exploration #3 when Holloway loses it and breaks a hole in the wall is exactly when the picture page-footnote portion of the book kicks in. A hole in the book, if you will. It's just neat that the book is the labyrinth is the structure is the story. A well crafted device. Or even when the corridor of doors start shutting really quickly, you're turning the pages quickly at the same time.

It's just neat. Books rarely use the device of Book as plot point and mood enhancement.
I'm looking forward to reading his second book when I accomplish this one.

So far footnote 147 is my favorite.

Hey bizarre: 300 views on that photo of you I posted. I think it's the leopard print pillow. :)
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This may interest graydancer and francopoli: Zenhabits.net.
This series especially: Edit your life.

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bizarre From: bizarre Date: April 2nd, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow.

I don't even know what to say about that....

Umm, when do you want to get together again?
abmann From: abmann Date: April 2nd, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Show some skin and you get bazillions of hits.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: April 2nd, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
HA

guess so
graydancer From: graydancer Date: April 2nd, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

We should go GTD drinking...

because I was long on the wagon before...well, before, and now as I'm re-deranging the house, I'm getting back on. Thanks for the link--I've seen the site before (are you familiar with lifehack.org and lifehacker.com ?) but this IS a well-timed reminder.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 2nd, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: We should go GTD drinking...

I've been reading LifeHack.org for a while now. LifeHacker.com doesn't seem to like my Firefox settings and plugins so it doesn't work as well.
labelle77 From: labelle77 Date: April 2nd, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
i *loved* house of leaves like crazy. also scared the shit of out me like crazy. must read it again, soon.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 2nd, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've not fuond it scary yet. I may be to enthralled in analyzing it to itty-bitty pieces to note the ominous minotaur parts.
labelle77 From: labelle77 Date: April 2nd, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
it didn't really scare me til the end... and then not in a "zomg my life is in peril" kind of way but a "zomg how do we know what's real?" kind of way.
tandu From: tandu Date: April 2nd, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Say, did you upload those pictures of the chapel? Just wondering, wanted to post it to my lj.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 2nd, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not yet. Many of them look weird and require much editing to not suck. I'll get some up tonight.
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