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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.


    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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