Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another reason to hate the city

Check the time.

I've been up the past half-hour pacing the apartment, cursing the thick acrid smoke that woke me from precious sleep.

There's a huge fire going on somewhere and I've no idea how close, but it looks like morning fog outside - the kind where you can't see the other side of the street. I have to suck air in not to suffocate but oh, the stink is so, so bad.

I've lost count of the fire truck alarms wailing by.

I even went out to try and take photos despite Vegas' admonishments "It's 3am! It's full of drunks out there!" and yes, he was right but they're all teenagers spilling out from the night clubs - nothing dangerous.

Didn't find where the fire was, so will have to check the news tomorrow. The only pics I snapped were dark and blurry, I tried to capture the stench but didn't get lucky.
Damn inefficient cameras!

Trying to back to sleep again - I think I had managed a meager hour between two and one am, now that's all fucked. Sooooo tired. Gaaah!

This city blows.


Busy Bee Suz said...

You are almost out of there...soon!!

prin said...

Hey, you know, it's not so bad. When I lived in the apartment in Ahuntsic, that thick smoke generally came from my building and no insurance company would insure us... We'd wake up with nine firetrucks in front of our building with no clue whether to run or wait. I think we had like four fires in two years (none of them were ours).

So you know, lucky stars and all that.

Technodoll said...

Busy Bee, soon isn't soon enough now! Gaaaah!

Prin, we get the sirens 24/7 here, on a good day only about once an hour, on a bad day every 10 or 15 minutes. We've clocked them before. I hope I last another 13 days!

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

I know, city sounds have gotten the best of you. The busy hectic life you are leaving behind. Its so funny we are both swapping lives. I embrace such activity though...the slow pace of the country life made me want to blow my brains out. But to each his own. I hope you embrace your new surroundings for as long as possible (and hopefully the same for me with my ocean view and the city!)

Technodoll said...

I think that 21 straight years of city living has just about sucked the life out of me, my lungs are thick with pollution, my hearing is shot from all the noise and my nerves are about to collapse - so yeah, cool refreshing countryside here I come!

But see, we're not moving to the boonies (that would be suicide), just to a calmer, quieter and healthier place.

It would no doubt bore you to death, LOL!

City girl... do you think to want to live there forever?