The alarm system that was left in place is scary. All of the ground floor windows have these magnetic trip wires weaving back and forth that trigger the alarm if the connection is broken, and above ground windows have a similar mechanism that triggers if the window is opened without disconnecting it from the inside first. There are motion detectors on each floor. There's a button labeled "panic" that neither of us want to press.
I have a dream of one day becoming a pallet thief. He told me a year or more ago about someone he knew, working at a warehouse, who said a big part of the job was catching people trying to steal pallets to sell them on some black pallet market for 10 bucks a pop. I've been fascinated ever since. When I see them, instead of stacked wood I see a pile of $10's, the way cartoon characters on desert islands see each other as turkeys. Today passing a flatbed laden with pallets, I got a gleam in my eyes. It happens every time.
A night like this. How to finish that sentence escapes me. I feel lonely as fuck all and gapingly wounded but I come home to sleep at the empty house and turn off icq. Participation is something to observe.
There is a giant-ass fax machine in my house. It copies, scans, cooks and cleans, and I think it also does windows.
Above the front door, there's this very large, stained glass arc featuring the house number, and there's a switch to light it up. It's fairly bright, and quite pretty. It's also exclusively facing the inside of the house. Very convenient for when you're ordering food and forget where you live.
I've been getting crazy marriage spam from various Nevada-based companies offering to obtain copies of the certificate for jacked-up fees. The last one promised the original, which is funny, 'cause I have the original in my desk drawer.
I still have residual mystery bruises from the trip. One I suspect can be attributed to the terrifying ride on top of that "tallest building not near any other tall buildings" place, but the rest are puuuure mystery. I love a good mystery bruise. (Sarcasm detectors should not be going off.)
Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain is the Magical Ticket Fairy song.