Why are we given 1400 watts of power if we can't really use them? I'm talking about sound, pure. stereo. sound. So, what gives? It's not as if I intend to break the sound barrier, I just want to be able to feel the music. It's kind of like the speedometer on our vehicles which reads 120 mph, but the max we are supposed to use is 75 mph. Excuse me, my vehicle really doesn't reach cruising speed until I hit 80 mph. The same goes for my stereo. I can't even begin to feel the music until I crank it up to number '5' on the volume dial.
Since I have been feeling much better, yesterday I decided it was time to "kick out the jams". I made my selections, pushed back the furniture and was ready to get my groove on. As the music began,I began to twirl. Screw you Wii Fit, this is way more fun.
While listening (and dancing) to the music of the Grateful Dead, mid-twirl I saw the neighbor walking across my lawn. I thought, "Uh oh, I'm in trouble now." I quickly turned the music down and waited for the doorbell to ring. Waiting, waiting.....nothing. After a couple of minutes I returned to my dance party and even managed to work up a sweat. Was this a result of the last of my flu symptoms or was I actually getting a good work out? Regardless, I was sweaty. Then I caught another glimpse of my neighbor, again, heading my way. This time, after turning down the music again, I met him at the door.
Neighbor: "Is that your music blaring?"
Me: (Not wanting to cop to anything) "Possibly."
Neighbor: "Well, if you don't mind turning it down a notch or two, I have company."
Me: "Okay, sorry."
Neighbor: (Turning to leave) Are you okay? "You don't look so good."
Me: (Wanting to say, "Screw you, you buzz killer.") "I'm fine, I'm just getting over the flu."
Neighbor: "Oh, okay. Thanks for turning down your stereo."
It's not like I was rattling the windows to begin with, but I did keep it down to a dull roar because I'm like that. After an hour or so, it was time for me to hit the shower. I got into my favorite pajamas, heated up some leftover soup and settled in to watch the finale of The Bachelor. Who would Jake pick? The sweet Tenely or the spicy Vienna?
About a half-hour into the show, I heard an irritable noise coming from that same neighbor's back yard. I grabbed the remote and turned down the sound on my TV. What the fuck is that noise? I listened a little closer.....he was running his table saw.....rolls eyes.
Oh, good grief, talk about one loud and annoying sound. Was this his way of getting back at me? Who knows. The noise from the table saw was intermittent for about an hour. Hmmm, the same amount of time I played my music. Whatever, good neighbor, knock yourself out.
Will I rock out again today? Probably. But, hey, it's only rock 'n roll and I like it!