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Sigh

There's no point in even considering an early night, because I live right next to what bills itself as the Town Square of my decentralized suburban community, and this weekend they're having a Festival. Tonight's attraction is a band delivering unconvincing pop-country covers, very very slightly out of tune. And they are *loud*.

I can ignore it like I ignore my neighbors' video games and the dude in the courtyard who was having a whispered but drunk-loud conversation on his cell phone at quarter to three Tuesday morning, but it would be useless to try to sleep.

So it'll be a late night. At least the moon is out. That part is nice.

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jlrpuck
Jun. 6th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Hmmm. I don't suppose you could play with your camera--specifically with shutter speed and exposure to see what kind of night shots you can get of the crowd? (it's a dorky thing I do when I can't sleep, for whatever reason--I pull out the camera and set it on the windowsill, and just see what I can get of motion and "ghosts" as people move through the frame and...yeah. It helps me channel my frustration into something non-harmful to others).

I hope the band, at least, shuts down early.
np_complete
Jun. 10th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Hmmm. I don't suppose you could play with your camera--specifically with shutter speed and exposure to see what kind of night shots you can get of the crowd?

Hmm. I should have tried that! As it worked out, the band shut down by about 10:30. There were "revelers" around afterwards, but they were relatively quiet.
wiggiemomsi
Jun. 6th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
I have great empathy and sympathy for your dilemma! My sleep-saving device turned out to be earplugs; not the foam ones that you have to roll and stick in just so, but some -- silicon? -- ones that stick over the entrance to your ear. I use just one, on the "up" ear (I'm a side sleeper), and am set for the night! Of course, I have to change the earplug when sleeping on my other side, but it IS worth it!

*Happy slumbers!*
np_complete
Jun. 10th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Earplugs are awesome! I use them at work and when I have to share a hotel room with S., who snores. But I always hesitate to use them at home, for fear I'll sleep through my alarm. Do you have any problems with that?

wiggiemomsi
Jun. 10th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
No, because I'm only using one. You can definitely hear an alarm with your other ear through the pillow; a pillow isn't very good at keeping out sounds.

*Hugs*
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