Tuesday, July 29, 2008
First, there was a really loud clanking of shopping carts going down the street (not very unusual in our neighborhood). I looked out my window and saw two shopping carts, perfectly even but on opposite sides of the street, rolling slowly past our house. It was then that I noticed the car idling in front of the house.
Suddenly, a policeman and a rumpled looking person walk out from behind the house next door. It turns out the car in front of the house was a police car.
Policeman: (yelling) We'll get your DNA! Do you want us to get your DNA?! Tell us. Were you looking (licking?)in their windows?!
Rumpled crazy dude: (incoherent reply)
They talk together for a while; the policeman trying to figure out what the guy was doing behind the house next door. Then, another cop car shows up. The cop gets out of the car angrily. His voice sounds like one of the police dudes who came by the BHouse after the break-in.
Police guy #2: (very loudly) What were you doing back there? There's been a lot of burglaries in this area! (other angry words that I couldn't hear)
They talked to the guy for a while and in the end, I think, gave him a ticket or warning or something. The rumpled dude wandered away from the policeman and then walked up and down the block a few times yelling.
Crazy dude: You guys took it! What did you do with it! Where did it go? (etc.)
Policemen 1 and 2: (general confusion)
Eventually the police dudes left and the crazy guy wandered off down the street. A few minutes later, the rumble of a shopping cart echoes down the street and slowly gets louder. The crazy dude comes sprinting down the middle of the street with his shopping cart and his baggy T-shirt billowing behind him. It was intense.
This is about 2 weeks after an old man knocks on our door asking for the broken water heater in our back yard. Behind him was a young muscular dude with a shopping cart. weird.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
David: [puts my important mass spec papers on Julia's back]
Marina: No! Don't put those there. Those are important
David: Maybe you’re worried about the papers being dissolved by julia’s acidic back fluid.
David: Why would you be worried about the papers then?
Julia: [loses it]
David: You guys can carry the bats. I’ll have the spunk… I mean balls.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Also, yesterday evening, JJJ, Kate Kraft, her Hong Kong exchange partner Sammy, and I went to the Bridgeport Bluefish game against the York Revolution. It was pretty sweet. First, JJJ and I walked to the train station and saw a crazy person sitting in front of the station holding a baby doll and a teddy bear, rubbing hair gel into the teddy bear. Gross. Then when we got off of the train in Bridgeport, we got a little lost (aka, JJJ got distracted by the water and ran towards it, so we walked along the water which was not very direct...) but eventually made it to the game. When we bought tickets, the guy accidentally sold us tickets for the game on Saturday night. We didn't notice until the really old guy collecting tickets was like "Wait a second, these aren't tickets for this game..." and then Kate had to run back and get us real tickets. It was also Thirsty Thursday at the stadium, so JJJ had a good time with that. The mascot is a Bluefish (duh), but he was a weird looking mascot with two teeth. There was also the fisherman, who ran around trying to catch the fish for a while. The bluefish ended up losing, but it was still fun, especially explaining to Sammy what baseball was.