Friday, March 18, 2011

A Friday In Five Points

Wow, half the day has passed and I have written nothing. I apologize for the delay, but I have been putting out some fires here at work and haven’t had any time to write today. I had planned on a book review for today, but, I want to put up something quick since half the day is gone.

Earlier this week, I stopped by my neighbor Jeff’s house to ask him if he had his Target ad from this past Sunday. My newspaper boy left out my Target ad and also my coupons from last Sunday’s delivery. I wanted the Target ad because there was a coupon for a $10 gift card with a new prescription and I have one to fill.

At any rate, Jeff and I got to talking as we always do and he asked me if I enjoyed the concert from last Friday (the 11th) and I said, “Oh my goodness, I completely forgot to blog about that!” As you may know, there is all kinds of crazy happening on my street from time to time, and last Friday was no exception.

Fridays I like to leave work a little early and do my grocery shopping, stop by the Little Rosie’s drive thru and enjoy an afternoon of TV watching or reading or napping. When I got home last Friday, I noticed there was a van with North Carolina plates in my next door neighbor’s yard (not Charlie). I recognized the van because it had been parked at my neighbor’s house overnight a couple of times previously and I had figured out that the van belonged to a band from North Carolina that played in town those two times. My neighbor, you see, works at Lowe Mill where they have live entertainment on the weekends and sometimes during the week too.

I didn’t think much of it, just realized that the band had a show in town and that the guys would be staying next door. I ate my food from Little Rosie’s and stretched out on the couch to take a quick nap since I was heading out to see RENT later that evening. About the time I closed my eyes, I heard the loudest racket of horns! Apparently this band, who had never been noisy the past two times they had stayed with my neighbor, decided to sit outside and conduct a trumpet practice for the next three hours! Now, I’m a lover of jazz music and especially love the horn section, but let me tell you, people, this was not music to my ears. The trumpet playing was so terrible I’m surprised The Tide didn’t go hide under the bed.

These guys played the same song over and over for three hours non stop and it wasn’t melodic nor was it on key! I finally sat up realizing there was no way a nap was in my future and decided to watch some TV; but I couldn’t even do that because the racket was so loud and distracting I couldn’t concentrate on the show I was watching.

Jeff didn’t care for it either as he told me this week when I stopped by. He said they were just showing out and I tend to agree with him because as many times as those guys have stayed there in the past, they have never once made such a noise! I told Jeff if those guys sounded like that in concert, I sure didn’t want to hear them play.

My visit with Jeff was great, as always – he gave me his Target ad and the coupons he didn’t cut out and also gave me a coupon for a free pint of Talenti ice cream, which is quite expensive. He had written a nasty email to the company and they sent him some coupons for some free ice cream – see writing the company works! I don’t make this stuff up!

Hopefully today won’t be quite as noisy when I get home, but if so, it’s just another Friday in Five Points! Have a great weekend, ya’ll!

1 comment:

Kimberly Washer said...

That's hilarious!! Sorry you didn't get your nap in, but it sure made for a good story!