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A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

Thoughts and reflections on works of fiction and literature. Pondering of life through pictures and words. Babbling about gay rights. Travelogues and anecdotes.

  • [1] Annie Proulx: Brokeback Mountain
  • [2] Arthur Golden: Memoirs of a Geisha
  • [3] Yu Hua: To Live
  • [4] Alan Hollinghurst: The Line of Beauty
  • [5] Colm Toibin: The Master
  • [6] Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind
  • [7] William James: The Varieties of Religious Experience
  • [8] Charles Higham: The Civilization of Angkor
  • [9] Graham Greene: A Burnt-Out Case
  • [10] Dai Sijie: Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
  • [11] Alan Hollinghurst: The Swimming-Pool Library
  • [12] Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
  • [13] Colm Toibin: The Blackwater Lightship
  • [14] Alan Hollinghurst: The Folding Star
  • [15] Ross King: Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
  • [16] Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov
  • [17] Jonathan Franzen: The Corrections
  • [18] Colm Toibin: The Story of the Night
  • [19] John Banville: Shroud
  • [20] Leo Tolstoy: Resurrection
  • [21] Peter Hessler: River Town, Two Years on the Yangtze
  • [22] Ian McEwan: The Atonement
  • [24] Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera
  • [25] Ignacio Padilla: Shadow without a Name
  • [26] Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose
  • [27] Richard Russo: Straight Man
  • [28] Fyodor Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground
  • [29] Alan Hollinghurst: The Spell
  • [30] Hermann Broch: The Death of Virgil
  • [31] James Baldwin: Giovanni's Room
  • [32] Ken Kesey: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • [33] Xingjian Gao: One Man's Bible
  • [34] C. Jay Cox: Latter Days
  • [35] Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • [36] William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
  • [37] Daniel A. Helminiak: What The Bible Really Says about Homosexuality
  • [38] James Baldwin: Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
  • [39] Kenji Yoshino: Covering - The Hidden Assault of Civil Rights
  • [40] Italo Calvino: If, On a Winter's Night A Traveler
  • [41] Arthur Phillips: The Egyptologist
  • [42] George Orwell: 1984
  • [43] Michael Warner: The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and Ethics of Queer Life
  • [44] Andrew Sullivan: Virtually Normal
  • [45] Henry James: The Wings of the Dove
  • [46] Jose Saramago: Blindness
  • [47] Umberto Eco: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
  • [48] Dan Brown: Da Vinci Code
  • [49] Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
  • [50] Ken Follett: The Pillars of Earth
  • [51] Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace
  • [52] Michael Thomas Ford: Alec Baldwin Doesn't Like Me
  • [53] Jonathan Franzen: How To Be Alone
  • [54] Jonathan Lethem: The Fortress of Solitude
  • [55] Matthew Pearl: The Dante Club
  • [56] Zadie Smith: White Teeth
  • [57] Fyodor Dostoevsky: The Double
  • [58] Jose Saramago: The Double
  • [59] Andrew Holleran: Dancer from the Dance
  • [60] Heinrich von Kleist: The Marquise of O & Other Stories
  • [61] Andrew Holleran: In September, the Light Changes
  • [62] Tom Perrotta: Little Children
  • July 01, 2006

     

    Sleepless Night

    I got up early after an almost sleepless night. The bitches upstairs came home at 2 in the morning (to be exact, 2:02), f**king walked around the carpetless apartment with high heels and cranked up the music. Since they moved in back in early March, I had to live with the harassment of their galloping around in high heels. Literally it sounds like the rumbling of a peal of thunder that persists for at least an hour. Last night I had my final straw of patience with them, I got up and called the police. The SFPD has set up this report line for non-violent issues. No sooner had the officers showed up and given a warning did they turn off the music. A small group of buzzed people stumbled down the stairs and left shortly after. Today I'll have a word with the landlord about them. These bitches are the most obnoxious, annoying, and rudest neighbors I've ever had in my whole life.

    2:02 AM Bitches got home with a party of six, screaming, yelling, high-heels rumbling
    2:11 AM Laughing and screaming from kitchen upstairs
    2:27 AM First call to SFPD complaining about noise
    2:37 AM The party got high, turned up the volume of stereo and the bitches started dancing on hardwood floor
    2:38 AM Second call to SFPD complaining about noise and wild party
    2:46 AM Officers showed up and raided the apartment
    2:50 AM Party dispersed; saw a few people leaving the building

    I don't think the long weekend justifies rowdy, noisy behavior at 2 AM in the morning especially when you co-habit with neighbors from 5 other units. It's just plain rude.

    **No apology***

    I'm off to the gym to vent out my anger and frustration now. Then I'll spend the day reading War and Peace.

    Enjoy the weekend everyone.

    3 Comments:

    Blogger Robert said...

    Glad that you called the cops Matt. Good on you! I do not like rude and inconsiderate people! They make me want to bash their heads against a call, or something.. okay, maybe not.

    Hope you got some decent sleep after that fiasco. Enjoy your 4th! xoxo

    7/03/2006 9:11 AM  
    Blogger DanNation said...

    Good for you. I think the same ladies were screaming under my window in SOMA at 1:30am...

    They suck.

    7/03/2006 8:57 PM  
    Blogger Robert said...

    Zoinks. A 'wall' I mean. sheesh! I'll just have to blame it on the heat! :-) Happy 4th Matt!!!

    7/03/2006 11:07 PM  

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