Newsmaker of the Week!
..well, at least one of them. MACLEANS magazine (Canada's answer to TIME magazine) just made me a newsmaker of the week. link *** MACLEANS Newsmakers of the week 3. THE MODERN-DAY MONTY HALL KYLE MACDONALD had a paper clip and a plan -- trade up until he had acquired a house. Six months and eight trades later, the 26-year-old from Montreal already has a cube van. "When I first started, I'd have settled for an outhouse," laughs MacDonald, whose website -- oneredpaperclip.com -- received 150,000 hits one day. "But the way things are going, I might end up with a real house." He recently traded a snowmobile for a ski and snowboard trip to Cranbrook, B.C., which he swapped for the van. "It's easy to trade pens and doorknobs, but it's getting a bit tougher now," says MacDonald, who hasn't spent or made any money on the project. "The ads on the site pay the rent." He plans to eventually write a book about his adventure, but still needs to find a publisher. Maybe he can trade for one. *** Great article, but man it must've been one-heck-of-a slow news week. Have fun, Kyle