January 5th, 2004

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Bzzzzzzaww Update

After HORRIFICALLY LOUD SNORING GUY upstairs failed to make nuclear explosion noises on Friday night, I thought he might be gone. thaitea thought the upstairs neighbor had company from out of town, so I figured that maybe his company was gone and I could get back to sleep.

Alas, Saturday, the buzzsaw started up again, louder than ever, if you can believe that. I actually had to sleep with earplugs in -- which I find extremely uncomfortable -- just so I could sleep. Words cannot describe how earth-shakingly loud this guy's snoring is. (Again, though it may be sexist of me to do so, I'm assuming the snorer is a man, because I cannot fathom a woman making noises like that.) Then last night, it started again -- and, whoever it is, they go to bed early; the cieling-rattling horks and zumms started just before 10PM.

I really don't know what to do about this. It's interfering with my sleep, which is very, very bad. On the other hand, I'm not really sure what to do about it: whoever it is, they're obviously not doing it out of malice, and I can't really ask them to stop, nor could they if I did ask them to. I may just have to start sleeping in my car.
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COLLABORATION! TAKES COORDINATION!

Attention: for hardcore heads only

This year, one of my artistic quasi-resolutions is to do some collaborations with people. I got a lickle taste of this with the Christmas story and doing a little editing for the High Hat, but I think it's something I'd like to do more; I like what it does for my flexibility as a writer.

Of course, my collaborative ability is narrow as shit, since I can't draw, make music or wind a watch; but I'm an okay writer, and I'm trolling for collabo. So watch this space, and those of you whose artistic accomplishments I like -- and you know who you are -- feel free to shoot me a note at the regular if you're interested in a bit of the ol' heads-together.

In other news, hey, how about that "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance" on FOX? It's not at all the tangible evidence of the last vestiges of decent American culture and dignity being sucked away! No! HA HA HA!

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