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Jun. 30th, 2006

it came to my realization last night that for this entire quarter, friday is going to be the ONLY day that i can fully sleep in, the only day that i can allow my body as much slumber as it requests.

i realized this as i was lying in bed at 530 am, unable to sleep.

i went to sleep around 11, looking forward to a night filled with odd dreams and innocent slumber.

- i was kept awake from midnight to 2 am while a group of people were setting off fireworks in the park directly behind my apartment window.

- i was kept awake from 4 to 6 am from roommates slamming doors.

now, they weren't SLAMMING them, per se. you see, when they leave their bedroom, if they allow it to close by itself, it closes with a resounding BOOM, much like it had been mini-slammed. whenever this happens, it completely resounds in my room across the hall, almost as if they had slammed my own door, or if it had come from within my room. what need on earth they had in order to go in and out of their bedroom THAT MANY TIMES within those hours is beyond me. i realized they had guests here (which is also a mini peeve, but i won't go into that now), which wasn't the issue - i could barely hear the guests, but whenever i would FINALLY be almost to sleep again, i would hear the door BOOM shut, not only waking, but also scaring the bejeezers out of me.

i was on the verge of actually getting up and YELLING (yes, actually YELLING), which is a major feat for me, because once i'm in bed, it will take a LOT to get me back out of bed, such is the laziness that smarms over me once i'm under my GIR comforter. it also takes me a lot to actually get to the point where i'm angry enough to yell. and i mean a LOT. (which is also why i didn't call the police for the fireworks people. instead, i lay there and mentally proclaimed "YOU WATCH OUT!! YOU'RE SO LUCKY I DON'T HAVE MY PHONE UP HERE!!! AND THAT I DON'T KNOW THE NUMBER TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT ISN'T 911!!! YOU ARE SO LUCKY!!" so instead of getting up and actually doing something about it, i mumbled evil words like 'jerks' and 'hose-wads' under my breath, as i tried to console myself with the thought that either a) one of the neighbors certainly would take care of this for me, and b) if i actually went to find the number and actually called the police, surely the hosers would run out of fireworks before the police ever arrived.

which is what i said even right up to the 2 hour mark.

so i made up for my interrupted night of sleep by sleeping until 1130, much later than i normally would do, waking with not really enough time to accomplish anything before having to leave for work.

but after realizing that fridays are my only mornings of Perfect Sleep In, methinks i'm going to become MUCH bitchier about it being interrupted.


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Jun. 30th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Damn LOL

Been there done that.. Though on an occassion I am the roomate making food at 2am :) though I explain my insomnia to people before they move in with me.

Hope you get more sleep! ::crawling my sick butt back into bed before I get my germs all over my computer::
Jul. 15th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
And now the shoe is on the other foot, as I'm up from midnight until noon, usually, so if anyone gets woken up, it's not me! The roommates are usually lazing around during the day when I'm sleeping, so....
Jun. 30th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
i love you.

take something puffy like a chunk of folded fabric and attach the fucker somewhere in the door frame inconspiciously - thenst whenst its slams, it will be padded by the chunk of puffy stuff, and not scare the sweet jesus out of sweet aubs anymore

Jun. 30th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)

::goes off to grab some corn:: ;)
Jun. 30th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
im like that too. Ive had people sit out in front of my window at school being so loud at 1-2am. I so wanted to yell out the window..,"hey can you guys be quiet," but I was too chicken.

I did one time though freshman yr tell this guy downstairs to turn down his loud music because I was trying to sleep.
Jul. 15th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
I've always been afraid to speak up in situations like that, too, afraid of retaliation. Now that I'm in my 30's, I'm able to stand up for myself a bit more, but still...
Jun. 30th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
I like that one.
Jul. 15th, 2007 11:42 am (UTC)
I should use that more, I should.
Jul. 1st, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
ugh i totally feel your pain on the door slamming bit. all of the doors in this apartment complex slam shut (because all apts have big sliding glass doors that face the door to the outside) if allowed to shut on their own. It shakes my whole apartment. GRRRRRR.

we must meet soon! yes!
Jul. 1st, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
i was just thinking this earlier today!! (about the meeting, not the slamming, though yes, i was thinking that, too..)

we should do lunch or something. maybe a big random style food fest with 0vary? good times will be had. oh, yesh. good times WILL be had.
Jul. 1st, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
735-8800 for future reference. And I'm sure you know they're not allowed to light any fireworks off after 11pm. It's a $250 fine, I'm sure that's enough to deter them from doing it again.
Jul. 15th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)
(a year later...)

I know that NOW.. as well as I know it's a fine if you let any off after July 5th. I don't mind too much this year, since I'm up when it gets dark, anyway.
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