Thursday, December 2, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

An odd experience at 2:00 am

Ok this is a weird one.  I woke up at 2:00 am last night and suddenly remembered, 'Holy shmolies, the last time I'd been to Bens was early this morning!  I need to go check on his cats!'  So I jumped out of bed, threw on some clothes, and bolted out the door.

Wait a second... what's that over there?  A shadow of... somebody skulking behind the car?  The shadow stood up suddenly, as if caught doing something.  I stood there for a few seconds and heard, "What's up man?"

I proceeded down the driveway and got closer to the guy.  Some young dude I don't know, smoking a cigarette.

"How's it going man?" He said.

"Ok," I replied.

"So, what are you doing?"

I stopped.  He's talking to me?  Why is this shadowy stranger making conversation with me?

"Taking a walk," I said.

"Where to?"

Ok, now this guy was starting to creep me out.  His comments seemed nervous and almost forced.  I decided not to tell him where I was going.

"Around," I replied.

A short pause.  We both stood there for a second looking at each other.

"I can't sleep."

? thought I.  I stood there and looked at the guy.  Ok, so he can't sleep.  Am I supposed to do something?  Give him some suggestions?  Offer him one of my anxiety pills?

"Ok, good luck with that," I said, and proceeded towards Ben's.

"Ok, you too man."

Me too?  Good luck with what?  My walk?  I kept it in mind not to trip and die.  Lady luck, be with me on my walk.  I got halfway to Malone and remembered, dog noggit, the key!  I turned around and jogged back to the house.  The guy was standing in the driveway.  He saw me coming and skulked over to the light post on the corner.  I went inside, got the key, and came back out.  The guy was gone.

Probably nothing, just some guy outside who couldn't sleep, taking a smoke, and I startled him.  He probably thought he looked kind of shifty, which he did, thus his nervous-seeming reaction, but it was most likely just a harmless situation.  Still... maybe he's an insane stalker who secretly watches my window at night as I sleep.  I hope I don't wake up dead.

Uh... better lock the doors just in case.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Simple pleasures

Garlic cheese sticks, hamburger and bacon pizza, Coke with some Evan Williams, and Netflix on demand movies (thanks to a friend).  Compared to how I felt this morning, everything is ok right now at this moment in time.  Thank you God for simple pleasures.