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Guess it wasn't the bass

It was a 3.9 earthquake.

Since one of the upstairs neighbor moved out, the other one has taken it upon herself to blast her music at a high decibel level and at all hours. I had to traipse up the stairs at 4 in the morning to tell her to turn it down. She was drunk and proceeded to apologize for twenty minutes in that stupid-slow drunk way. She turned down the bass nominally. If she does it again tonight, I suppose I'll have to call my landlord tomorrow.

She was impressed that I had a job, which may mean she'll be leaving soon. And, in a flurry of slurred words, she told me that if I had a court date at 9 in the morning, I should let her know the night before, so she can unplug her subwoofer. Sadly, in my small apartment complex, having a court date in the morning is probably not that uncommon (except for me, of course). My two years in this ghetto-ish apartment has garnered many a fanciful tale. I figure I should look at the bright side.

Anyway, at one point, I thought her bass was so loud as to shake my apartment silly. But it was actually the earth shaking my apartment silly. Go figure. I double checked with the USGS, because the USGS knows best. Neither dog predicted the earthquake or noticed its passing. Sub woofers probably mess with their earthquake esp. They mess with my regular sp.

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dragondream
Jun. 4th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
damn. val lets me know if there is going to be thunder by crawling under the bed.
my neighbors wake me at 8am! how dare they have normal schedules! (i work nights)
and don't you think she should just unplug the subwoofer to be polite all the time?
rinalia
Jun. 4th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
and don't you think she should just unplug the subwoofer to be polite all the time?

That one had me baffled. I was tempted to tell her I had court appearances for the next two hundred mornings.

I'm sensitive to the fact that a couple of my neighbors work evenings...it's why I don't blast my music or tv. I suppose I am just considerate, which to my drunken neighbor, is probably a novel concept. :)

Skritches to the Valkyrie pup! :)
dragondream
Jun. 4th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
yes, i have court EVERY day from now until FOREVER!
wouldn't it be nice if you were a lawyer and that was a true statement?
my neighbors tend to forget sometimes. they aren't bad neighbors... but they certainly aren't the best. i don't miss apartment complexes with the thin walls one bit! respect and consideration for others really is a novel concept these days.
you should ask mina and celeste as to why they didn't alert you to the earthquake. wonder what kind of excuse those two will come up with!
polyphonicvegan
Jun. 4th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Tell you're on trial for murder and will have court appearances for the next 6 million mornings, or at least as long as the OJ trial.
rinalia
Jun. 5th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
Brilliant idea! Would it freak her out if I told her I was on trial for her murder?!? ;)
ellettra
Jun. 4th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
wow, earthquake! i got a snicker out of thinking of your silly puppies snoozing through it, too.
rinalia
Jun. 5th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
Not only does Mina suck at predicting earthquakes, but she has a long history of sleeping through them. We've been through half a dozen together and not once has she noticed their passing. Not even the one in which I thought a poltergeist was trying to rip off our doors and crush the house (that is what happens when earthquakes happen in the middle of a haunted house dream).

Celeste is a copycat, hence her inability to notice earthquakes. :)
ellettra
Jun. 5th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
i seriously love your dogs like i KNOW them. :) they have such funny personalities. you must never have a dull moment. :)
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