went to symphony book sale in confed mall and made off with a number of swell books. Brainstorming by Denett, a wonderful edition of Candide, some chinese lit, some Edward DeBono, Jane Austin and a lushly illustrated book of ancient maps. In other book news I’m on chapter 3 of House of Leaves. So far I’ve laughed a bit and got pretty scared once. I suspect that soon enough I won’t be able to “shut up about it” as cap’n orange would say.
Spent my day at work building a house on a piece of property I’ve seen for sale on the riverbank. Unfortunately, even in my head I went over budget and had no money left to furnish the inside. I’ve begun to think recently that I could make good use of a bit more money. My recent endeavors to own a home have led me to this conclusion. It strikes me as a terribly askew that one has to devote so much energy just to have a place to lay your head down somewhere. Housing is certainly one instance where our capitalist economy leaves much to be desired. It seems like a colossal waste of the inestimable gift of time to devote to procuring funds to own a home. Its a comment on our level of prosperity that people apparently get used to spending half there life’s fortune on a home. In light of these ill dealt cards, today is day one of thinking about ways I might make a little more money in order to not spend years paying a bank double the asking price of a modest house.
also just came back from a walk in the snowstorm that’s currently swallowing the city. I think I prefer a world with weather.