There's a rental about five houses down from mine that got new tenants a while back and it's been party central ever since. They have their music blaring non-stop, and their place has beer bottles and cigarette butts strewn all over the place. It's lovely, it really is.
What's even better is that when their next door neighbour tried to complain (I'm not sure if they went to the landlord or the police) their house was peppered with raw eggs the very next night - at least 2 dozen. Needless to say, people are a little hesitant to speak up to them now.
Last night, they had a party at the rental, and it was loud enough to keep me awake five houses away. I think I may have fallen asleep shortly before 2, only to wake up to the sounds of a sick puppy (who had just gotten a rabies shot) at 3:30. I had to get up, clean up his crate and take him outside. The rental house was quiet by then, but the cool air outside woke me up. I was awake for probably another 45 minutes.
My alarm went off at 5. I managed to haul myself out of bed at 5:30. I got dressed, stretched out and then threw in the towel by walking across the street to tell Jen (my jogging partner) I was going back to bed. I got another hour of sleep before I had to get up to work.
I'm a diet coke drinker. I know it's bad for me but... yeah. I usually only drink a can a day, and since it's my sole source of caffeine, I drink it early. As in, I usually crack one open before 9. Today, when I was functioning on almost no sleep, I felt desperate for my diet coke. Imagine how thrilled I was to realize I was all out.
I tried to cope without it, I really did; but I finally gave up after I lost the ability to speak English about 11:00. The brain just wasn't firing, so I got into my car with the intension of hitting a nearby drive through. Of course, the drive through was backed up down the road, so I parked and went inside. Baggy sweatpants, bright orange M&Ms t-shirt, paint splattered crocks over socks and bed head. I was all sorts of class. Probably even more so after I had my first sip, fell to my knees and practically broke down in tears of relief.
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