Three reasons why I haven't been sewing as much in the past week

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Here are the three reasons why I haven't been sewing as much in the past week:

Lebron James the human and Lebron James the cat.
1. Basketball
If you didn't know, my husband is borderline obsessed with basketball. He just saw me type that and argued with me, but he needs to learn to admit it. If he's not playing two to three times a week then he's watching it on tv. Since it's playoffs you can imagine how much tv I've been sucked into watching. If it was any other sport I wouldn't care, but I do like basketball! I know so many facts, scores, and statistics that I get into debates/conversations with people and then creep myself out because I know so much random stuff. Once the playoffs are done I will settle down. Oh, I'm rooting for Miami in case you were wondering. I love Lebron, my cat is named after him!



Youth of Today
2. Hardcore music
Over the last ten years I have been fortunate enough to see some great hardcore bands, but on Saturday night I saw legendary hardcore bands at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California. Bold, Sick of it All, and Gorilla Biscuits were great, but Youth of Today blew my mind. The singer, Ray Cappo, has this captivating quality and I loved what he had to say in between songs. He touched on something that I have struggled with for the past five years and reminded me that I am doing the right thing (for myself) even though I have been questioning my reasons.


Thumbs up for being a LOSER.
3. Intoxicated guy
At 1:45 in the morning my dog Frankie started barking like crazy. My husband walked into the other room and saw that some loser was trying to get into our house by pulling on our locked sliding glass door. I don't know if you know this, but one of my biggest fears is looking outside at night and seeing either Marilyn Manson or Lil Wayne staring back at me (seriously). Random dude ranks third. We called the cops, but this dumb dumb kept trying to get in. Luke yelled at the guy and after exchanging a few words it was obvious that he was intoxicated. (Side note: have you seen my husband? The last house I would want to get into would be his.) Before Dummy ran off I went into blogger mode and took a photo on my camera for the cops (I'm not posting the photo of his face). When the cops showed up they said, "to call if he comes back." Cool. Imagine how hard it is to fall asleep after that. The next day I called the cops again because homeboy left his vial of pills, an iPhone, and an ugly shoe in our yard. I'm pretty pissed because the cops probably aren't going to do anything even though I have a photo of him, his gear, and finger prints on the door.

Basically I am now tired, LIVID, and stressed out :( Anyone want to take some boxing classes with me? ErinShannonNoelle?

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  1. Yuck, icky, arggh, and blah! I'm so glad your hubby was around to make you feel safe... but what an awful experience! I'll send you happy vibes through the blogosphere! :)

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  2. Sorry about drunk dude. Less sorry about Youth of Today. More like extremely envious.

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  3. That sucks about the drunk guy but at least you have a good story in the history books. Hope you get back to sewing this week!

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    1. I have to! It will take my mind off things.

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  4. Oh! how horrible! you poor thing! Hope he gets caught and you feel safe again. That must be so incredibly unnerving!

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    1. Unfortunately I don't think the police are even looking for him :(

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  5. How stressful to have a drunk dude trying to get in. I have a recurring nightmare about someone trying to get in my sliding glass door - and my house doesn't even have one! Boxing classes sound fun! Hope you get some rest and that the cops decide to do something about the guy.

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    1. Last night I slept well, so I hope it continues :) Now, I just need to find some boxing classes around here...

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  6. I'm glad another seamster out there likes basketball as much as I do. But I'm a total dorky OKC Thunder fan so I guess we're rooting against each other! I do like Dwyane Wade though.

    As for your intruder story, it seems to be a recurring theme... twice (and now thrice) in the past month I've heard stories about drunk dudes trying to get into people's homes while they're sleeping. Whaaat, so weird. I live alone so my worst fear is waking up to a stranger breaking in my home. Glad you're safe :)

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    1. It is a terrifying feeling! It was a good reminder for me to make sure the deadbolts are locked and the locks are on tight on the windows!

      And I love KD!

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  7. Oh my, that is so scary! I'm glad Luke was there to protect you.

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  8. Yes!! I really would do them with you. And I always scare myself thinking someone is watching me I'm a freak so I totally understand your fear!! I had to laugh about Lil Wayne you are too funny!
    Also I can't respond to my blog comments,which is totally annoying, but I always comment back to you I don't want you to think I'm a turd.

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    1. I was paranoid before, but now I am freaking out!

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  9. oh gosh, the intruder story is awful! I'm sorry that happened. Good job Frankie. I have a similar fear when I'm home alone, and that is exactly why I got a dog. It doesn't hurt to have a very large husband either ;) and mine is also basketball obsessed, hehe!

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    1. Yeah, a person would have to be an idiot to try and break into your house!!!

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  10. Aww you poor thing having to put up with that creep. On the bright side, maybe you get to keep/sell his iphone (wait, is that illegal? lol)
    Don't put pressure on yourself to sew, just try to enjoy life :)

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  11. How scary! You must have incredible self possession to take a photo of the drunk guy. Good for you! umm, save money on the boxing lessons and buy into alarm service.

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    1. I may just get an alarm system. I'm talking to my husband about it as I type this :)

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  12. Oh no! I live with my grandparents and my room is on the second floor. My worse fear is that someone will hop the fence in the alley and break into our house and I'll wake up with some random dude trying to take my engagement ring off my finger :/ glad you're okay. Also totally jealous you've been to glasshouse recently. I miss going to shows!

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    1. The guy was in our alley too!! So scary!!!

      Do you live in California? Have you been to the Glasshouse? It was my first time, but it was a cool venue!

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  13. Ah hey, I'm an ex-hxc kid :) Haha! We used to have SUCH a big scene here when I was like 15-20 (I swear I saw American Nightmare like... a dozen times. Maybe more!). It's still here, I guess, just not as large & influential as it used to be. I don't go to shows anymore because I'm a grumpy old fart & all my favorite bands broke up lol. But yeah, I do remember that shit being some of the best fun I ever had :)

    Also - AHHHH at the drunk guy! WTF! One of my biggest fears is looking out a high-up window & seeing someone peering back in at me... I have to close my blinds at night because I'll scare myself silly otherwise. I think i would have legit pissed my pants if I'd actually seen someone trying to get in. I'm glad everyone is ok, but I'm not happy about how the police handled it >:(

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    1. I LOVE AN!!!!! They are probably my favorite hardcore band! They were playing a reunion show in Los Angeles on New Years Eve and I tried to get tickets, but they literally sold out within minutes. Broke my husbands heart :( We rarely go to shows anymore either. When we do we're the oldest people there and it's weird! But this weekend I think most of the people were my age or older. What other bands did/do you like?

      I always close my blinds because of the same thing! I don't want some creeper watching me. And I am LIVID with the police!!!!!!!!!

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  14. OH NO. NO NO NO. I would have gone positively ape over some guy trying to get in my house. I applaud you for not ending him right there. Seriously cops - WTF. How much more proof could you give them?!

    Anyway, yay LeBron and basketball! And music - music is good too.

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    1. I think he is very lucky that he didn't get inside. It would not have been a good night for him if he did.

      Glad to see another Lebron fan! xo

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  15. *scared face* oh Hun... That's so scary.. Police here is terrible too. Best is keep safe, tell neighbours for community watch, and don't leave valuables near windows. I hope things go well

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    1. I told all the neighbors, so hopefully he is gone for good!

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  16. You deserve a break!! The whole drunk idiot thing is terrifying. Glad he was only an idiot and not a real threat. So glad you're okay!!

    On a side note, my ex was in a hardcore band. Or rather an offshoot genre called grindcore? I've mellowed out a lot over the years, but I was a HUGE "punk rocker" in high school lol. The Distillers was my favorite band. I totally had a foot tall mohawk in my senior picture!!

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  17. Ack!!!!! So sorry about the creepy dude! I hope you're able to sleep after this. :(

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    1. I slept well last night, but I am just worried if my husband goes out of town :(

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  18. I'm the same way; I figured my phobia of what I might see on the other side of the window was a product of my watching too much CSI & Criminal Minds lol.

    Glad it turned out ok, and you might eventually even get a giggle out of Ugly Shoe or the fact Mr Drunky probably still wonders what happened to his iPhone ;)

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    1. I'm all about Law and Order SVU, but I always watch it before bed and freak myself out! haha

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  19. Holy shit!! That's crazy! We have to get together soon....

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  20. And on a different note: I have a dear friend, who is really a big teddy bear, who was living in one of those subdivisions where all the houses are the same (you know what's coming, right?). And one night he came home waaay too drunk; walked into the ground floor & vaguely remembers thinking he'd not disturb anyone upstairs, by just sleeping on the sofa down them; vaguely remembers thinking the sofa had moved slightly, but attributed that to the drink...yep! Woke up bright & early to find he was a street or so away from his own home...Managed to actually be awake so early that he vamoosed & no one the wiser. I don't remember whether he used a key, which turned out to be the same as his, or if he came upon the one unlocked door. Either way, how dreadful it would have been for the owners to find him...& vice versa!
    Which is all Not to justify any creepy drunk (or otherwise) dude trying to gain access!

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