Friday, September 7, 2012

Critter-y Friday Random Ten

Hopefully the squirrel or whatever it is doesn't come back.

A little context:  A few nights ago I was drifting off to sleep, a little late.  All of a sudden I heard something shifting, not far away.  Some kind of animal.  It made contact with something, and the noises sounded so close that I wasn't sure it wasn't inside my apartment.  The upshot was I got even less sleep that night than I thought I would.

Same thing happened a couple of nights later, only this time I was already asleep.  And I'm a heavy sleeper, but this was too loud and close-sounding for me to sleep through.  Another rattled night.

Yesterday I came home and went to the back of the house.  As I'd started to suspect, there's a drainpipe back there.  Probably some (no longer) woodland creature ran up that, maybe getting into a crawlspace.  I also saw a table next to the house.  I moved it further away, on the theory it might be giving something a leg up in crawling around those hollow areas.

The noises stopped, whether it was from something I did or maybe somebody else complained to the landlord.  (Which was on my mind as well.)  Anyway, I wish whatever animal it was well, but somewhere else.

1. Lower Dens - Nova Anthem
2. Sonic Youth - Mariah Carey and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream
3. Neko Case - I'm an Animal
4. Joni Mitchell - See You Sometime
5. Sun Ra - Space Jazz Reverie
6. Fleetwood Mac - That's All For Everyone
7. Roxy Music - Three and Nine
8. Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five - Basin Street Blues
9. The Bird and the Bee - Lifespan of a Fly
10. Stevie Wonder - You Are the Sunshine of My Life


susan said...

Sharing personal space with wildlife can be pretty disconcerting at the best of times but being disturbed by them while you're sleeping can strike some fairly primal fears. I hope whoever it was has moved along to other quarters.

You really do have a fascinating music collection. Sun Ra to Fleetwood Mac to Roxy Music followed by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five is a pretty cool series. It was just a week ago I did a post about Louis.

Ben said...

Eh, the story is ongoing. I thought the creature was gone, but he made a racket the other night and last night something woke me up. I may have to talk to the landlord after all.

I've read your post about Satchmo now. It's lovely and the story he told made me chuckle. Might comment on it later.