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Friday, September 01, 2006


This 'Nemi' cartoon from the paper this morning made me laugh as it reminded me of last night.

After a fantastic first episode of the new season of the Sopranos, we went to get some sleep at 11pm. We knew our neighbour was having a party - because we saw from 8 onwards that he had a ton of people on his balcony. However, at 11 it was still going strong, even stronger. The loud talking and laughing was getting on our nerves, but we decided to just hold out til 12 to see if they would quiet down. At 12 they did finally go inside his flat and shut the door - YAY - finally we'd be allowed to sleep. But, it must have got too hot with the door closed, because they opened it back up and decided to watch a Robbie Williams concert on dvd on sound level 1,000,000.
Eventually Murray leaned his head out our window yelling 'SHUT THE DOOR.' But the dvd was so loud they couldn't hear us. Eventually I got out of bed at 1:30am and saw my flat mate who agreed we should call the police (as the cotton she had put in her ears wasn't working). So we called the police, they said we should call the council. We got a hold of the sound squad (or whatever they're called) at the council and they said they'd send someone around. Of COURSE (sod's law) when I went back to bed after the phone call the dvd had finished and it was much quieter. We could still hear them in the hot tub talking about the hot tub and other things. But, at least we were eventually able to get to sleep.
Of course people can have parties. But on a Thursday night? When you have neighbours so close that have to go to work in the morning? That is just rude. And now I'm sitting here with bleary eyes feeling awful after less than 4 hours sleep. What a jerk. I'm looking forward to hearing back from the council as to whether they spoke to him or not!


At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Auntie Joni said...

Are the party-ers the same folks who had the fire dept come? hmmmmmmmm

TGIF eh? You'll have to catch up on your sleep over the weekend!

A long Labor Day weekend for us... then OFF to school for the boys!

Enjoy! Love ya!

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Monique said...

oh no - the fire people live IN our building - the floor beneath us - if it had been them I would have gone down and knocked on the door.
This was a flat we can see out of our bedroom window, but I'm not sure where the entrance is, it's on another street. But the buildings are all squished in super close so we can see right into his living room & what tv show he's watching - ha ha!

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Chris Cope said...

Last week, a house a few hundred yards away hosted a party that featured a live Banghra (sp?) band that could be heard for at least a quarter mile. They kept at it until 1 a.m., when the police showed up.

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Auntie Joni said...

Some day you should call him and ask him to change the channel because there's some show you really want to watch! And then tell him 'boxers, not briefs'!!
Also, on those nights they keep you awake... take a lesson from Uncle Kevin and make loads of noise the next morning when you have to get up early and go to work!

At 10:31 PM, Blogger Heart Of Darkness said...

The cartoon is great!
Loud neighbors... do I know something about that, or what? (the answer is - yes, I do)
Hate them. Can't kill them. I'm too pretty to go to jail... :)


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