Monday, August 27, 2007


I caught myself, recently, turning into one of "those" neighbors. You know the type, they seem to know everything you're into. I haven't quite taken to peering through the blinds, so I don't feel too badly about it yet.

I sit at my kitchen table, which is right by the window. I spend a lot of hours there studying lately. Well, one of my neighbors has a car with the security system that beeps the car horn every time you activate it or deactivate it. I was hearing that horn 10-15 times a day. And then I had that first "neighbor" thought:

"Damn she goes out a lot..."

But it didn't stop there.

"Geez, is all those kids do out there is scream all day?"

"She do anything else but go to the laundry room all day?"

Well, I caught myself. I closed the window, shut the blinds, and drew the curtains. I turned the air conditioning on.

I made it back from the edge.


  1. You nipped it in the bud. Nicely done! :)

  2. Anonymous5:30 PM

    When I lived in an apt, I noticed stuff like that all the time.... After awhile, it can really make you crazy! You handled it well! :)
    aka BamaWmn46

  3. Good to have you back, Jimmy. We were all a little worried.

  4. Phew, I'm sure glad you stepped away from the window. Sounds like it was a close one

  5. Anne/ksquester3:57 PM

    I prefer to think of it as curious. (althought it did kill the cat, didn't it?) But, don't we get the worm, or is that the early bird? If I lived close to you, I would have to check in on you to make sure you are OK. It's just me. Now, go back and study! Anne/ksquester

  6. Anonymous9:47 PM

    I used to be one of the nosey neighbors, Mrs. Cravitz type...some people lead interesting lives, coming and going at all hours of the night, different cars every night. I especially liked the fights, where the wife would come out yelling at the husband! Now there's a reality show!!

  7. Anonymous11:57 PM

    You are so funny JP! So nosey! LOL I do wonder some times about those people that activate and deactivate their car alarms, or worse yet set them off over and over again and not turning them off right away . . .jeez! Have a good Thursday. Luv ya!


  8. Hey, check it that guy from number 26 letting his dog crap on your lawn again? And if I'm not mistaken, Mrs Kelly let that pizza boy into her house 20min and he's still not out yet. I hope she hasn't left the curtain open again...


  9. You are so funny. Yep, I caught myself doing that a while back. NOW I keep my blinds closed so no one could do that to me. lol
    Glad I followed you here from jland!!


  10. Anonymous5:23 PM

    lol lippy i do that sometimes im trying to put off doing something like dishes or something and i'll start stairing out the window. haha. mainly at the kids whos parents are nowhere to be seen and are by the street but sheesh why am i the one watching right?


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