13 June 2008


My neighbor is on a 9/40 schedule, which means he has every other Friday off work. And do you know what he does on those Fridays? He bangs a hammer ALL. DAY. LONG. I'm sure he's doing something very constructive on his house, but for me it just has the effect of listening to constant banging. I'm so grateful it's hot and sunny today, because every 10 minutes or so, he stops just long enough that I'm sure he's drinking some water. I can feel every cell of my brain relax a little during those brief moments. It's even better when he goes inside to pee (I figure that's what the five minute breaks are) or stops to have some lunch.

And the hammering would be bad enough, but for some reason, his hammer makes several of the dogs in the neighborhood start barking. If everyone doesn't shut the hell out, pretty soon I'm going to be standing out in the street barking in a frenzy myself.

I've been meaning to start writing about movies here. I always feel like I don't know the important things to say about a movie. I've heard some book bloggers say that about books, and I always feel like I just want to know how they liked books, and what they were about. So I'm sure any film studies majors who may come along and read wouldn't look down on me for my uninformed opinions about movies, but I still haven't started those posts.

My cat's face healed just fine, but she still has a big scar under her eye. My son calls her Scarface now.

Happy weekend.


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, Dew. I can talk about books, but I feel like I won't be able to write anything sensible about a movie.

Athena said...

You should do movie reviews. I certainly do not do them as much as book reviews, but I enjoy them especially if I found the movie very well done and interesting/provocative. Even though you and I are destined to hate each other forever due to your opinion that Moulin Rouge is an anathema. Just kidding! I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, which can be said of everything really. It's not like my favourite movie in the world. We don't judge one another, no indeedy.

Also stop hammering annoying Dewey's neighbor.

It was good to talk to you today! Cheers!

Terri said...

I'm a little late responding to this - but I am so with you on the neighbor noise. Dogs yapping, machines guttering and whining, hammers too, yes, sirens blaring. I guess that's what I get for living in the city, but jeez, it's obnoxious sometimes! I also want to scream SHUT UP sometimes!