We’re having fried modem for breakfast

That was some serious weather we had last night! Ginormous trees falling over and everything. The power went out for this whole end of town from like 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. and the only reason I know it came on at 3 a.m. was because we slept on the couch and the living room light had been on when the power went out so that’s what woke me up the first time. And I heard some kind of obnoxiously loud buzzy type noise that was probably the sound of my modem frying because, according to the tech support people that I talked to this morning, having an orange power light means it’s fried and they’re sending me a new one. Luckily, one of my neighbors has a “guest network” that they leave open so we’ll borrow theirs for a few days.  (Did you know ginormous is really a word? I thought it was a made up word from that movie Elf but spellcheck didn’t put a red squiggly line under it so it must be a word, which is weird because it did put a red squiggly line under Elf and I know that’s a real word.)

I say that the power coming on is what woke me up the first time because I woke up again a half hour later when Stupid Cat decided to get into the trash because I threw away some sort of takeout box that had my son’s leftovers in it and apparently Stupid Cat likes Mexican so she went diving into the trash can. Then I woke up again at like 4:30 to some drunken yelling (the neighbors, not mine) and somebody was threatening to beat the fuck out of somebody else and I thought that might be something the cops would want to know about just in case some fuck-beating did actually take place. I think the neighbor had a warrant because I could hear them all leaving his apartment and the officer telling him he’d be able to find out when he gets down to the station. Let that be a lesson to you, kiddies. Don’t have your friends over for drunken hallway yelling when you have a warrant out on you.

Ooh, maybe the warrant was for something like a robbery and there’s a reward for whoever helps them find the guy! Do you even get to claim the reward if you happened to lead the cops to the guy totally by accident or coincidence? I hope so because I could use the money although I would not like the idea of living down the hall from a robber.


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