|Don't mess with me kind of day...
||[May. 19th, 2006|12:07 pm]
Ok so tonight is Art-a-whirl, yesterday I was totally excited, couldn't wait-today or should I say after last night I feel like I want to break things-I am angry here is the story:|
Last night at 2 am my dog woke me up- I thought he had to go out, but he didn't- my drunk neighbor was outside my house, yelling, and pulling flowers out of my garden and ripping the vines off my fence- it was totally violent behavior- i yelled down to him to stop it or I would call the cops-
he yelled back- something took over in me and I ran down there in my nighttie without my glasses and grabbed the phone-I ran out the font door and he threw a stick at me- I called the cops and they were here within a few minutes- it was like a TV show-he was so gone he was a mess- I asked him why he was doing it and he said he hated me and I was an ass---(nice) plus many other terms that I would rather not re-live----
Let me re-cap these are the neighbors who have 10, yes 10 pitbulls, the ones that the cops have come over to their house like 5 times in the last year- they are loud they are crazy- the cops came to arrest one of them for an outstanding warrant for something and drew their guns in our yard- NICE again-augh- when they went into the house the dad pitbull protected his owner so they shot it-it is like it is not real and I realized last night I was afraid to live next to them---I realized that after this was all over-nightmare-
So this morning I am tired and pissed, I am no longer scared. I go outside to look at the damage around 11-
it looks like shit- I replant what I can and begin to pick up the mess and just get madder and madder-
I look in the garden and see a big black knife handle sticking out of hte dirt- great...I put it in my jacket and grabbed a handfull of vines and go next door- his girlfriend comes out appologizing I walk past her and knock-I swear the song 'in the ghetto' runs through my head as I look into their house....
He comes to the door still drunk and says he has to go to work- I tell him to come outside I need to talk to him-big guy-missing tooth- you get the idea-
he says he doesn't remember what happened and his girlfriend will pick it up- i tell him I think that is the wrong person to pick it up, but I don't care as long as it looks -I believe I used the word 'pristine' by the tiem I got home- I told him I thought that was fair since I could have sent him to jail-
I explained what happened he started to cry- appologized over and over- I am still pissed and being more pointed than I bet any of you have ever seen me be on my worst day- I told him I was trying to be a good neighbor and I took the knife out of my hoodie- I said i think this is yours- his eyes got big and he said it was- I told him that he used it last night to ruin my garden, cut down my vines and threaten me- before I handed it to him- I looked him in hte eye and said " if anything like this happens again i will press charges, you could be in jail right now and I hope that you get that I didn't do that"
I started to tear up as I told him I think what he did was scarey and I was afraid to live next door to him- he kept appologizing and saying that it wouldn't happen again as I walked away- I turned around and told him I didn't know if I believed that and went back to my yard- that is the short version of what happened-
I guess I just needed to get this out so I can get past it-
It felt really good to assert myself, but in himdsight I am lucky that he didn't hurt me when I went over there...frickin' insane neighbors-
So now I made myself some chicken noodle soup, took a few deep breathes and am going to take another shower- then I am going to get ready for Art a Whirl and have a great night- seriously I loathe this kind of drama-
But I am proud of myself for not rolling over and taking it and for having the integrity to go to him directly and tkae the hight road.
I am giving myself a gold star and if you want to come and drink with me tonight at the studio- PLEASE DO, cuz I really could use a hug too ; )
Thorpe building- unit 12 main floor bu the elevator- music tonight and really cool art ; )
I hope to see you all there.
deep breathe as I listen to the barking of 10 pibulls next door fighting.....sigh