June 2nd, 2008

Distressed, Tombo - Distressed

Extremely poor sound insulation

Argh, it's 4:30 in the morning and my neighbor has been outside on his cellphone talking all night long. I've woken up every couple of hours and I can hear him through the wall / window. I'm tempted to sleep in the other bedroom on the other side of the house to get away from the sound.

It can't be normal to hear every little sound outside, can it? Pigeons cooing and the neighbor on his cellphone all night. Are my windows and/or walls just extremely bad at insulating sound, or ...? Do I need to look into getting new windows? Is this something the landlord would have to take care of or is it something that's likely to come out of my pocket?
  • Current Music
    "Book Of Days" by Enya
Snow Owl

Requesting ideas for dinner

I have a couple of guests tomorrow evening, a co-worker and his wife, and no clue what to make for dinner. Between the three of us we've already had chicken crepes, chicken curry, roast beef, and beef stew. Basically we alternate location (their place or mine) and the host makes dinner. They've actually hosted three times since there are two of them to just me, but we're going to try for alternate visits (I like making stuff, and I don't want them to think I'm trying to get a free meal off them). Even if it's not equal I think it's fair.

Any suggestions for dinner? I'm willing to experiment but I won't have much preparation time.

Edit: I got a suggestion of Spaghetti. I already have most of the ingredients for that so I just need to get the beef. I think that will do nicely.
  • Current Music
    "Calling Your Name (Thrillseekers Remix)" by Jan Johnston