Last week someone stuffed flyers into everyone's mailbox, giving details of the noise ordinance and how to give a deposition the next day, for a hefty fine ($200 USD for the first offense). A few days later, someone stuffed another flyer in everyone's mailbox, calling for neighborliness and saying the police had better stuff to do than bust parties, like solve murders.
The second flyer said it was cowardness to involve the police when you should just walk up to the noisy party and ask them to keep it down. I'm unsure as to what cowardness means, but if it's cowardice for a thin nearly middle aged man to go up to a houseful of rugby players who have been drinking heavily for 12 hours and ask them to keep it down, call me a coward.
The second flyer did give me my weekly RDA of irony, it was signed J__, with no address or telephone number. I guess an anonymous pamphlet accusing others of "cowardness" for not being upfront is an example of braveness.
Onto media reviews
The last movie we finished was Sexy Beast, it was good for seeing how unpleasant Ben Kinglsey was, and seeing the Spanish countryside. It could have used subtitles, though, I didn't catch all the lines (too used to a BBC English accent I guess).
The last book I finished was the sequel to The Mote In God's Eye, The Gripping Hand. The Human Empire returns to the Mote, trying to find a way to coexist with them. Pretty good if you're a fan o the first.
I had a very welcome six days off work, though we kept very busy. I took Friday off to go to the local amusement park with the Girl Scouts. Fortunately for six year old, her best friend from school was also able to go, AF_mom bought season tickets.
Monday was six year old's party, we spent most of the weekend getting ready, I even repaired our garage door, and we made the backyard look great. All of her friends were able to make it (most have a parent at home during the day) and even the occasional girl next door came over. Six year old had a great time, but I spent too much time chasing after the girls to socialize much. Mrs. Ha and I were exhausted come Tuesday. We did still go out and get gifts for six year old, nearly 11 year old even came along to help shop.
Yesterday was another mellow day, we ended up going to my parents to watch the suburban fireworks, and my parents had pressents for the girls. Lots of little pink toys.
Tonight is when we give six year old her presents, more pink little toys.
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