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5 & 1/2 minute Hallway

5 & 1/2 minute Hallway
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Upon returning from a trip to Seattle, the Navidson family discovers a change in their home. A closet-like space shut behind an undecorated door appears inexplicably where previously there was only a blank wall. A second door appears at the end of the closet, leading to the children's room. As Navidson investigates this phenomenon, he finds that the internal measurements of the house are somehow larger than external measurements. Initially there is less than an inch of difference, but as time passes the interior of the house is found to be seemingly expanding, while maintaining the same exterior proportions. A third change asserts itself: a dark, cold hallway in their living room wall that, according to the laws of physics, should extend out into their yard, but doesn't. Navidson films this strange place, looping around the house to show where the space should be and clearly is not. The fictional filming of this anomaly comes to be referred to as "The Five and a Half Minute Hallway".

Went out with the camera today after much wrestling with myself. It took a great deal of effort. I've fallen back into the sloth nexus now that I have space I like. I was out only a little wall and walked about a mile. I'll break out of old habits again. I've done it before so I can do it again.

I've decided June 1st to get new shoes, something Nike+. At the very least, I need better gym shoes. My mocs cut off circulation to my toes and offer no support. My plan is to try some evening jogging that first week and while I'm at customer go-live the following week, since I can't guarantee exercise room in the hotels I'll be at next month. So, it seems a good time to get in the habit and see the cities I'll be in.

An iPod will come when I find one in the refurb store that I want - since I'm not about to drop 200+ on something I may not use much.

South park is funny tonight, making fun of 300.

I like the photo. It's from a construction site near the apartment. We aren't lacking in bare buildings at the moment.
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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: May 28th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
What's the beginning of your post from//about? It's really creepy and compelling.
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's from House of Leaves. You should read it It's like Kant in fiction.
annan_dum From: annan_dum Date: May 28th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you come up with that little story to accompany your photo? It rocks!
abmann From: abmann Date: May 28th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. It's from House of Leaves. Best book ever.
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