Tired Of Bullfrogs



My new apartment is right next to a small pond. This pond is large enough to be home to what sounds like 10 billion bullfrogs. It's probably just 3, but 10 billion sounds a lot more impressive. My apartment is also on the 3rd floor and tends to get pretty warm. To compensate for the heat, we need to keep the windows open and the fans going to maximize the airflow.

Keeping the window in my room open presents a problem – it forces me to try to sleep through the bullfrog's not-so-glorious symphony of disturbing croaking sounds. I can do it, but I really haven't had many decent nights of sleep for the almost 2 months that I've been there.

The only consolation in all of this is the shadow from the street lights. Usually lights are very good at keeping me up, so much so that when I needed to get some really good sleepage going on I would black out my windows with whatever blankets/garbage bags/etc that I could find. The street lights are shining through a tree though, so it blocks out a bit of it, but it also casts a really neat shadow on my wall. I've thought about taking a picture of it, but at that point I'm too tired to get out of bed, and I have a feeling that it doesn't look nearly as cool when my eyes aren't half closed and I'm not about to pass out.



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  1. unlikelymoose (375 comments) said,

    Every Friday night I get "treated" to the sound of about maybe 3 billion motorcycles driving down the busy road kinda near to my house. It's only happens on the weekend. I almost went to that road last night to see what kind of biker convention is going on.

    August 16, 2008 @ 11:10 am


  2. sparx (882 comments) said,

    I get the motorcycles too. Not nearly that many, since it's kind of a side-street, but still annoying.

    Completely unrelated to noise – there are also 2 lamborghinis that must live around here, i've seen a red and a yellow one drive past on numerous occasions.

    August 16, 2008 @ 11:19 am


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