Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Great Big Boom!

I have three major goals for myself in 2010. 
Goal 1: To be debt free. I've been paying extra each month and I'm slowly getting closer and closer to the elusive status of "Debt Free".
Goal 2: To save more money. Oh, how I love you ING savings. Every month I'm going to make sure I put at least 10% of each paycheck directly into savings. 
Goal 3: Have fun and smile! Do something fun every month. Take the time to smile, laugh and have a good time!

We're 2 days into 2010 and the crazy neighbors have struck again. If you haven't heard of their shenanigans before, then you can read about them here and here.

As for their latest offense, it happened New Years Eve. After a long days work, the steady and I went out to eat. We ended up at the Olive Garden where I gorged myself on Fettuccini Alfredo and breadsticks. Once we finished eating we came back to my house to watch a movie and the see the ball drop. Everything was going great. 
About an hour after midnight, my steady needed to head home. So we said our goodbyes. I went back into my house and was going to change and get ready for bed since I had to work early the next morning. Apparently, my neighbors had other plans in store for the rest of the block. 

Around 1:30 am, I heard this giant BOOM sound. It scared me to death. Once my heart started beating again, I thought, "Oh it's ok, I bet they're just letting off fireworks or someone's car back fired." Wrong. I hear the giant BOOM sound again. This time, I no longer believed it was a car nor fireworks. I run to my kitchen window (where I have an unobstructed view of their entire house) and see the male neighbor in his backward, wearing his underwear and shooting his shot gun into the sky. Umm...dude. We live in the city. This isn't the outback. And it's never appropiate to wear just your underwear outside at any point in the day or night.

Needless to say, he wasn't too smart and thankfully no one got hurt. I'm sure this year will bring many more crazy neighbor stories.....sigh.

23 comments:

Pamela said...

OMG! what is WRONG with people!?!?!??! wearing just his underwear??? oh, and shooting a gun in the city isn't all that smart either.

MG said...

Oh no! That is pretty awful! Although the whole evening with the steady and Olive Garden sound like a great time!

Nozzledamus said...

Shenanigans are funny

Rachel said...

I share the same goals for this year, so good luck to us both! :)

Just Anonymous Prep said...

Wow, I can't complain about my neighbors anymore, because compared to the story above mine are model. Glad the other parts of your NYE were fun - although Olive Garden breadsticks make anything fabulous.

Selma said...

OMFG!! ;) Gotta love neighbors like that. Ok, no. Scratch that. But still...I wish I had some sort of excitement in my life. Then again, your neighbor's pretty weird. What is wrong with people in general? Then again, you went to Olive Garden...ahhh...now this makes me hungry and forget about your crazy underwear-wearing neighbor. ;)

Ashley said...

Seriously? You have some nutty neighbors. Bless you heart, honestly!

Amanda said...

That, my friend, is what I like to call "New Year's Crazies"!

Good luck on your resolutions! Saving money is SO much easier with ING, I have to agree. it automatically takes X amount of my money and I never miss it. Now I have a nice little nest egg. Happy New Year girl!

Ashley said...

Oh gosh. People are so stupid. I hope you got some sleep.

Shari said...

Im sooo with you on the 2010 goals!!! Happy new year girlie, xxxooo

Abbie said...

Those are fantastic goals!

Crazy neighbors...were they drunk?!

JAMIE HIRYAK said...

Your neighbor reminds me of every guy I know from my hometown (Good ole Mena, Arkansas). Cracks me up!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Your neighbor sounds like a nutjob -- haha!!

Mrs. Smith said...

Oh my gracious! A shotgun and nothing but underwear. No good, wholesome story could ever come of that!! At least it was funny... afterwards, of course.

~Jewel said...

you shoulda called the cops!

Miranda Tucci said...

I laughed out loud reading this post :) ONLY IN WEST VIRGINIA!!! :-)

CowgirlLawyer said...

Ahh you live next to crazies!!!

Thanks for all the blog comments! What kind of workout are you going to start? I've actually enjoyed th3 first 3 days of C25K. I just did the elliptical today but didn't like it so much...and I *think* I might start doing the 30 Day Shred on the days I'm not doing C25K.

Happy New Year!!!

Shalay said...

OMG! I would have called the cops! I've heard of stray bullets from people shooting their guns into the sky actually coming down and killing people. But glad to hear you had a happy new year despite the dumb neighbors. :)

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

seriously?!?! what the heck is wrong with some people!? lame! haha

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Great goals - I'm also loving my ING savings and I'm trying to bulk it up this year too!

As for your neighbors, what the heck is wrong with the dude? I mean seriously, shooting a gun in the middle of the night in your undies? Crazy!

Katie said...

WHAT AN IDIOT! you have some stupid neighbors! haha

Glad you had a nice night before he went crazy!

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

I'm so glad to be catching up now. I LOVE the Christmas party dress! So adorable :)

And wow, your neighbors are crazy! We live out in the country and heard tons of fireworks for New Years. But that would be a little scary to wake up to gun shots.

rena said...

Glad you had a good new years! (Olive garden was our last dinner in the US - haha!) And boo to crazy neighbors in their underwear! We got back and ours are gone! hurray!