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I'm not afraid of you!

Last night just after 1am there were hooligans outside. I awoke suddenly to hear teenage boys laughing and talking really loudly as they were walking up the street towards our apartment. Then one of them rang the neighbor's doorbell a couple of times and then they all ran off laughing. I lied there awake for a few minutes because I was kind of worried they were going to steal something off our patio or something like that, and soon I heard them again. They were a little further away this time, and then BANG! A huge firecracker went off down the street. Again, the boys ran away, giggling. That sat me straight up in bed and woke Cory up, and I went over to the window but they were gone. So I went back to bed and started thinking about what I should do.

I thought should I call the cops? No, they probably wouldn't find them, and besides, all they did was light a firecracker and ring a doorbell. But what if they try to come to my door or on my patio? I wish I had a water gun, I could spray it from inside the window through the screen onto them, and it might scare them away...

And then I fell asleep as I was thinking about it, and in my dream I was at my window (which morphed into being on a deck) in a nightgown and a bad guy was there, dressed all in black. I squirted him and he ran away, but he soon came back. I said "I'm not afraid of you!" so he started advancing toward me, so I said "ack, yes I am!" so he left; and as he left I said "no I'm not!"

So that's my exciting hooligan story. And nobody stole anything off our porch, by the way.


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Jul. 30th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah that sounds like every night in our neighborhood. Srsly.
Jul. 31st, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Oy. I don't know how you can stand it. I love being able to have the windows open and the breeze coming in and all that nice fresh air - without having to be awakened by dumbasses.
Jul. 30th, 2008 11:33 pm (UTC)
I said "I'm not afraid of you!" so he started advancing toward me, so I said "ack, yes I am!" so he left; and as he left I said "no I'm not!"

Jul. 31st, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, take that, bad guy!
Jul. 31st, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
did you know that hooligan is an ethnic slur against the Irish? not necessarily reason to eject it from one's vocabulary, but it's always good to know a word's historical meaning.
Jul. 31st, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC)
Huh, I didn't know! That's interesting - I wonder when it became generally accepted as "OK."
Jul. 31st, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not finding anything suggesting it is an ethnic slur, but this was interesting: http://www.worldwidewords.org/topicalwords/tw-hoo1.htm
Jul. 31st, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking "paintball gun"! that way the police can also track them down more easily: "suspect is around 5'2, brown hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing jeans and t-shirt with a multitude of bright yellow paintball splotches."
Jul. 31st, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's a good idea too! Too bad I can't shoot it through the window screen.
Jul. 31st, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
oh yeah the window screen... guess you'll have to stick with the water pistol and just yell to them "it's acid! you have 15 minutes to get home to wash it off before it kills you!!" ... or something similarly insane
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