Saturday, July 19, 2008

one thing followed by another.

Last night two eventful things happened. The first one was intense, thrilling and fantastic. Second was intense, thrilling, and terrifying.

We went to the movies, and it wasn't a matinée, with a bunch of friends and saw Batman - The Dark Knight. I am ecstatic about this film. Every character was thought thru, true to their nature, complex, diverse...well I could go on and on, but I'm a big believer in not giving away anything when it comes to any art form. I think people should experience things on their own terms, not on someone elses...and frankly, I think my raving opinion would give some people cause for pause and cause them to go into seeing this film with to high of an expectation. So, forget what I said, I take it all back. What I want to say is go and see it. If you like good characters and an adventure in another universe then you'll like (dare I say, "LOVE") this movie.

The second event of the evening still has me shaken. Last night we called the police at 12:45 a.m. because it sounded like our neighbors were abusing their little girl.
One reason I'm still shaken is that we've been getting ready for our party tonight and we've been doing house cleaning and yard work all day (it's 1:45 pm right now as we're pausing for a break) and we haven't heard a peep out of the entire house since the incident.

The cops, we think, ended up showing up sometime between 1:45 and 2 a.m. We don't know what happened when they did, or if that was them, but the bedroom light came on around then.

I don't want to go into much detail here, but I will say that the little girl we've seen in the backyard can't be more than 4 years old. She's a tiny thing, and the guy we've seen in the back yard is like around 6ft tall/350+ pounds. They were mad that she wasn't in bed. It began with them telling her to leave and go to sleep, but from there it became more angry and loud, expletives were flying, she was crying and then sounds you never want to hear when another living being is involved exploded from the house. That's when we called the cops.

They said if we ever hear anything remotely close to that again to not hesitate to dial 911. I just pray she's alright.

5 comments:

onefinemess said...

We had a similar thing happen (to #2) with our crackhead neighbors in the first Portland house....very disturbing.

We'll see Mr. Batman on DVD I'm sure. If we could go to the movies I'd be all over Hellboy...in fact we almost went tonight (in San Luis), but there are no showings until 10 :( !

Anonymous said...

BRAVO GOOD JOB FOR CALLING!! I PRAY SHE IS OK.

Anonymous said...

LET ME AT THE GUY... WHEN I GET THERE... JUST IMAGINE ...THERE IS NO PLACE ON EARTH GOOD FOR THOSE KIND OF PEOPLE.... POW!

Melanie said...

Oh Meg - I've heard sounds like that before, but never with a child. It just makes me feel sick for a day.

meg said...

melanie, i didn't know you blogged or even checked in on me...I'm sorry this is the post that caused this discovery.