You Shouldn’t Throw Stones If You Live In A Glass House

So, I’m gonna move past that draft I wrote for a while and bring to your attention that there is a $35 million GLASS HOUSE that was completed 4 months ago by Los Angeles-based architect Steve Hermann out in Montecito, California. The house is on 13,875 square feet of land, with 5 bedrooms, five and a half baths, a wine room that can hold thousands of bottles, and an art gallery featuring some of Hermann’s vintage cars. This is utterly ridiculous. How can someone spend $35 million dollars on a glass house. I’m just completely shocked.

$35 Mill. Glass House

I would rather live in Eddie Murphy’s $20 Million dollar house. It’s bigger, cost less and looks a lot cooler too.

Eddie Murphy's $20 Mill. House

Honestly though, this is all too much unless you have multiple families living with you, or you plan on using your place as a resort/tourist attraction and charging people to come see it.

After visiting Roxanne and Lorraine’s blog Late to the Party, I found myself wanting to add a little of what they have there. Lorraine does a little segment every day called 30 Days of Truth. So, I’m gonna give it a try starting today.

30 Days of Truth

Day One
Something you hate about yourself.

This is probably going to be hard for me in the beginning because I’m not usually brutally honest with myself. I’m gonna go with the fact that I cannot read as fast as most other people.

I enjoy reading. I really do. I just can’t seem to read that fast or to make myself find time to read because there are so many things that I could be doing. I usually find myself sitting down at the computer and checking out my blog and other fascinating websites before I actually think about reading. The book I’m currently reading “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga, is a great book. I especially like the way he writes this book like the narrator is writing a letter to someone. It’s due back at the library on Thursday. This means that I have to finish the remaining 225 pages in 2 days.

Hopefully one of my readers has dealt with this and has come up with a solution and would like to share that with me.

I’ve never been able to read fast though. it takes me like 20 minutes to get through like 7-8 pages while my wife can finish an entire book within like 4 hours. That may be an exaggeration, but she definitely reads really fast.

So there we have it, my first entry in the 30 Days of Truth. Check back tomorrow for the next installment. Here’s a sneak peak at all 30 days:

(1) Something you hate about yourself. (2) Something you love about yourself. (3)Something you have to forgive yourself for. (4) Something you have to forgive someone for. (5) Something you hope to do in your life. (6) Something you hope you never have to do. (7) Someone who has made your life worth living for. (8) Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit. (9) Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted. (10) Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know. (11)Something people seem to compliment you the most on. (12) Something you never get compliments on. (13) A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.) (14) A hero that has let you down. (letter) (15)Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it. (16)Someone or something you definitely could live without. (17) A book you’ve read that changed your views on something. (18) Your views on gay marriage. (19) What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics? (20)views on drugs and alcohol. (21) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do? (22) Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.(23) Something you wish you had done in your life. (24) Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)(25) The reason you believe you’re still alive today. (26) Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why? (27) What’s the best thing going for you right now? (28) What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do? (29) Something you hope to change about yourself. And why. (30) A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself .

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13 Responses to “You Shouldn’t Throw Stones If You Live In A Glass House”
  1. Lorraine says:

    Please tell me that glass house is in a secluded area, or else no walking around in your underwear. I mean, unless you like that sort of thing.

    Also, woo! 30 Days of Truth. 🙂
    It really tickles me that people have jumped on to it. You’ll get the hang of it and be spililng your guts in no time. 😉

    And I wish I had some tips for you but a.) I read super fast and b.) I owe the library $68. I’m not sure what that has to do with anything, other than I probably wouldn’t return the book on Thursday.


    • TonyVote says:

      yes, the glass house is in a secluded area. lol, at least i sure hope so.

      I’m sure I’ll relax more once i get the hang of it. The truth isn’t that difficult for me.

      I’m not gonna return it, i’m going to go to the library and renew it though. I need to finish it and I don’t feel like paying any fines.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Genesis says:

    I cannot read fast either, probably because I think I have ADD, or perhaps, there are really just so much to do — so little time!

    I like Eddie Murphy’s house too! I would love to live there 🙂

    • TonyVote says:

      That’s probably why i don’t read that much either. When you were younger it was easier to read, there were less distractions and less that you really “HAD” to do.

      Yeah, I would love to live there, if even just for a week or so. maybe a vacation there.

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. Mckenzie says:

    First, I would never live in that glass house. What a waste of money. The second house, though? Very cool. Though, yes, you’d have to have a lot of people living there in order not to waste the space.

    I love the idea of the 30 days of truth. And your first post was great!

    • TonyVote says:

      Yeah, i don’t think I’d ever live at the first house either. Yeah, I loved the idea of it so much i started one myself. I think it’ll be a good writing exercise for myself as well. and thank you. I’m sure my other entries will only get better.

  4. mct88 says:

    Idk why I think about a glass house but I mean it looks cool and you could brag about it but then again why would you brag about dropping $30+million on a house when you could buy a house on each continent with that money?!

    Oh well, and the 30 days of truth….I may give that a try.

    • TonyVote says:

      haha, that was really weird. as i left my comment on Mckenzie’s comment, you were leaving me a comment.

      I would definitely rather have a home on each continent then have one gigantic house. Could you imagine the taxes you would have to pay for that $30+ million house?

      You should definitely give it a try. the subjects only get better.

  5. I don’t understand why anyone would want a glass house. It’s called privacy, and with a glass house there is none. And who wants to wipe/wash all that glass? Although I guess if you have that much money, you pay someone to clean the glass.

    • TonyVote says:

      I definitely wouldn’t want a house that big either. I mean, that’s a little excessive don’t ya think? But yea if someone had a house that big I’m almost positive they wouldn’t be cleaning it themselves.

  6. sarahnsh says:

    The glass house thing doesn’t make any sense, unless if there crazy nature people who never want to walk outside of the house to see what’s going on with the furry critters… OR, they want to have the furry critters to watch them while they’re doing the nasty. 😀

    Now, isn’t that something to think about? I see their motive for it finally!

  7. It’s hard to come by experienced people for this topic, but you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

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