Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Captain's Log supplemental - New York Annoyances


We have a great apartment for NYC, but I do have a few complaints about it. One of the blessings and curses is that we are on the Southwest corner of the building, both with southern exposure down second avenue and western exposure down 66th. We also live about 7 blocks north of the Queensboro Bridge, so we do get a lot of traffic and traffic noise heading for the bridge (the windows are not too soundproof).

Now, I've been up at 0330 before, and I was up at 0330 this morning. For some reason, maybe because it has suddenly gotten colder in the apartment, the cats were up at 0330 and decided it was breakfast time. Usually I ignore them and manage to get them to back off until the alarm sounds, but due to getting home late last night from the class I planned to sleep until 0700 and I did not want to get woken up again at 0600 (normal alarm time), so I got up to feed them. Usually things are pretty quiet at that hour. Sunday mornings, in particular, are pretty quiet for the city.

But what did I hear this morning? Loud truck horns...repeatedly and of long duration. For God's sake, it was 0330! There was no fracking traffic on the road! Why the hell would someone sound their horn for 20 seconds at 0330?!?

I tell Cheryl at times like this I want to mount some type of large bore weapon on our balcony and blow these early morning noise sources away.

4 comments:

Ryan said...

I'm your man. Let me know what you need. I think we could get a .50 up in the elevator...

CAPT_Sawyer said...

If not, there is always the service elevator...

BullBunky said...

I thought horns were like birds chirping to New Yorkers :)

CAPT_Sawyer said...

Birds are asleep at 0330...