Thursday, August 14, 2008

Catch last night's ghetto bird?

Round about 10:30 last night I heard what sounded like kids setting off a couple of fireworks in the alley. I guess I was wrong because after hearing two sets of "fireworks" or a couple of a couple of loud pops, I hear a helicopter. Then later I hear the neighborhood kids carrying on. When I looked out they were dancing in the spotlight of the circling whirlybird. Kids are weird.
The helicopter made a couple of passes beaming down a strong light on our block. Then it went away. And the only sound left was the kids yakking in the street.



At 8/14/2008 9:18 AM, Anonymous bloomingdale rez said...

Yes, I was in bed and the reverberations from the rotors were thumping off my roof.

At 8/14/2008 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was one out the previous night as well. It seemed interested in the area around the Armstrong school. -Mike

At 8/14/2008 4:06 PM, Anonymous jimbo said...

I heard the ghetto bird too, but it seemed to quiet down by 11 or so.

At 8/16/2008 2:54 AM, Anonymous HU said...

Come on Mari, after so many years in DC you can't tell the difference between firecrackers and Gunshots!

At 8/16/2008 2:06 PM, Blogger Mari said...

You're expecting a level of expertise which I just don't have. It sounded like it was coming from the alley and I was keeping a ear out for 10-12 year old mischief, so I immediately concluded that the lil' bastards were setting off firecrackers.
Besides each year I hear fewer guns going off. That or the shots are like background noise and it really doesn't register.

At 8/17/2008 6:26 PM, Anonymous uh-n hu said...

I love how Howard U. capitalized the word "Gunshots".

It is a proper noun in your culture, no?

At 8/18/2008 8:10 PM, Anonymous HU said...

No, not quite a proper noun in my culture. I was just typing and accidentally capitalized a random word. But I do find your culture amusing. That is the culture of pretentious, lame *ss grammar correction on the internet. Why not adopt a real hobby like bird watching or better yet, since you like teaching, why don't you spend your days in the classroom. Instead of being a harda** on the internet and doofus in real life you could be a English teacher. lol

Mari, my comments were in jest, if you could not tell. This guy/gal has an obvious chip on his/her shoulder

I can't wait to move back to DC! I wish I lived near such interesting characters. But then again, I probably do!

At 8/31/2008 2:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8/31/2008 7:43 PM, Blogger Mari said...

Okay kids if you're going to make personal attacks, you gotta sign them. None of this Anonymous crap. And I might delete them anyway, depends on the mood.


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