noise complaint

so.  my neighbors are against me.

I come home to find a noise complaint from the office on my door.  I go down there and say "WTF?!"  no, not exactly, I used nicer words than that, but that's what I wanted to say.
I was told multiple neighbors have complained about the noise coming from my apartment.  specifically crying.

so I say, "Listen, I will not give in to my child just so he'll be quiet and not have a tantrum.  I'm not that kind of parent."
"well, you need to be respectful of those around you."
"yea, I get that.  its tight quarters; we all have to deal with each other.  but isn't this a family community?!"

and back and forth we went.  sigh.

I know who it was too.  I am neighbors with a borderline crazy cat lady.  you should hear her talk to these cats ... which btw, this complex does not allow pets.  just saying.

my complaint also mentioned one of my children running around naked outside.
c'mon people!
inappropriate is if I did that, not my 3 year old.

why couldn't she/they come to me first?  I got no "neighborly" warnings, not even dirty looks to my face.
I hate the word hate ... but I strongly dislike people who have nothing better to do than to find something to complain about.

boo on you crazy cat lady.

the end.

flowing emotions

Just standing in the shower can get therapeutic, no?  Especially when its cold out, all I want to do is take a hot-as-I-can-take-it shower.

It's a good place to sing, a good place to cry, a good place to pray, a good place to  talk to yourself ... yea I do that.

And usually, almost as soon as I begin to enjoy the hot water coming down on me, I watch the water go down the drain and begin to think of those that can't do what I do.  The people that go to the river to get their water in order to bathe, to drink, to wash their clothes, to cook with, etc.  Which let me tell you, doesn't help the emotional side of things.

just sayin'


When I woke up this morning, I asked myself, "What is life about?"

I found the answer in my room ...

the fan said, "be cool"

the roof said, "aim high"

the window said, "see the world"

the clock said, "every minute is precious"

the mirror said, "reflect before you act"

the calendar said "be up to date"

the door said, "push hard for your goals"

the floor said, "kneel down and pray"

Meet Me on Monday

do THIS, link up, and get to know your readers :)

I can't stand when someone ...
Lies!  and if you tell the truth, but intentionally leave something out, that counts too.  just don't do it!

Do you do daily, weekly, or monthly grocery shopping?
I usually go weekly ... but seem to still find myself at the store 2-3 days a week anyway.  I forget that darn list!

What kind of car do you drive?
black '98 Honda Accord ... don't get too excited

Crunchy or soft tacos?
crunchy please!  funny though, because I love burritos and that's more or less and bigger soft taco, right?

What's the habit you are proudest of breaking?
I have to say, I am pretty proud to have quite smoking cold turkey.  THE SECOND I found out I was pregnant, I stopped and never looked back.

your turn.

Don't be afraid to FAIL

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas."  Disney went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland.  In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim, CA on the grounds that it would only attract "riffraff."

Thomas Edison's teacher said he was "too stupid to learn anything."  He was fired from his first 2 jobs for being "nonproductive."  As an inventor, Edison made more than 1,000 unsuccessful attempts to invent the light bulb  When a reporter asked him how it felt to fail 1,000 times, Edison said that he didn't fail all those times, but that the light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4 years old and did not read until he was 7.  His parents thought he was "subnormal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in foolish dreams."  He was expelled from school.

Every cartoon Charles Schultz, creator of the comic strip Peanuts, submitted to the yearbook staff at his high school was rejected.

After Fred Astaire's first screen test, the memo from the testing director of MGM, dated 1933, read, "Can't act.  Can't sing.  Slightly bald.  Can dance a little."  Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home.

Decca Records turned down a recording contract with The Beatles with this fascinating evaluation: "We don't like their sound.  Guitar groups are on their way out."

Auditioning a singer named Reg Dwight in the 1960's, shoved him out of the office saying "you're wasting my time!"  That singer is now better known as Elton John.

What if none of these people failed?  What then?