Sunday, July 08, 2007

Drunken Paranoia

A few weeks ago I went out for a happy hour with some co-worker friends. I was home by 9PM changed into my PJ's and settle on the couch with another glass of wine and a tofutti tutti in front of my computer and the TV. I settled down and to watch Top Chef at 10 and right before they announced who was going to be kicked off this week I fell asleep. I woke up at 12:30 with all the lights on. I got off the couch, made sure the alarm was set, closed the TV cabinet and went to bed.

At 3 AM I was startled by what I thought was "ray ray" making lots of noise outside my window only to realize that my television downstairs was on. I crept outside of my room in the dark to see if the cabinet was open and if I could hear anyone downstairs. I could have swore that it was open and someone was down there. I locked my bedroom door and started to call 911 but then decided to see if maybe just maybe the channel playing was also a channel that my Tivo would typically record. Once I verified that with the TV in my bedroom I turned on the hall light and crept downstairs. My TV cabinet was closed but the TV was blaring. I could have SWORN I'd turned it off before going upstairs. I turned it off made sure the alarm was engaged and all the doors were locked before returning upstairs to bed.

Once in bed I realized I didn't check to see if someone was hiding in the other rooms upstairs so I locked my bedroom door again and listened carefully. All I heard was the cat scratching at the carpet outside of my door.

I feel asleep and woke up when I heard a boom at my door and thought my suspicions were true someone WAS in my house. Turned out it was the cat trying to do a Kamikaze through the door because it was 6 AM and he wanted food.

Lessons Learned:

1) Always double check to make sure the TV is off in the living room
2) Don't go to bed tipsy


The OE said...

3) Feed the cat
3.b. make sure the path to the litter box is clear

4) Get a man and send him downstairs in a sacrifice play to see if a psycho broke in.

GeckoGirl said...

LOL. I scared myself like that quite a few times when I lived alone.

Luke Cage said...

lol@you miss H. Didn't you know, everything is magnified and amplified with the addition of a lil alcohol? :)

Shai said...

LOL. I feel ya. When my child is not home and I hear noise, I make sure it is not my mom who lives in the flat above me.

I was cracking up at the cat hitting the door. You sure the cat did not have drink. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Liquor does mess with the mind.

Sugar said...

I'm not even tipsy, but my heart started to race just reading that! lol

CreoleInDC said... a mess! LOL!

I'm glad you're okay and that no one was in your house Princess!

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