Too Much of a Good Thing

The wife is off visiting her mother, so I’ve had the house completely to myself for most of the day.

It just so happens that I’ve recently come into possession of a large number of H.P. Lovecraft stories in audio format. Some are dramatizations; others are standard audiobooks. So I loaded up iTunes and spend nearly the ENTIRE day enjoying some really good stories.

…just recently, I finally took the headphones off. It’s dark outside. The house is empty and totally silent except for the whirring of my computer. No TV. No radio. No background noise of any kind. Even the neighbor’s annoying dogs are suspiciously quiet. Before I realized what I was doing, I had spent a good 15 minutes wandering the first floor of the house, peeking out of random windows while trying to mentally account for every single gun, bullet, and knife that I own.

…man… THOSE are some good stories!


  1. coops200ad, March 22, 2009:

    Be even funnier if you had a blackout in a heavy snowstorm. Then those creaks and groans from the house’s settling bones, and an overactive imagination, could lead to all sorts of embarrassing screaming when someone quietly opens the door and yells ‘WHY THE HELL HAVE YOU GOT ALL YOUR GUNS OUT.’

    I’m reading another blokes end-of-the-world, last-man-on-earth story at the moment. (Also writing about the same thing) and I’ve been known to wake late at night wondering if those scratching noises outside are tree branches or fingernails.

  2. Kragon, March 23, 2009:

    I’ve done the samething in the past. But for me it’s movies. Feel lucky Marc. Not only do I have a wife. But I also have a daughter. Sot it’s very very rare that I get the whole house to myself, let alone for a whole day and into some of the night.

    Must’ve been nice. Kinda jealous here…

    Wow, one whole day alone…. No wife, no daughter and her annoying friends, nothing but silence. Complete silence… *sniffles*

  3. Chris, March 23, 2009:

    Wife, daughter, two sons… I’ve forgotten what silence sounds like. Usually reading horror doesnt’ get me, but the only two time I remember getting actually too creeped to sleep were ‘It’ and ‘Silence of the Lambs’.

  4. DarkIcon, March 23, 2009:

    I had to have some background noise to get to sleep, so I turned on some soothing music at bedtime.

    Of course, for ME, ‘soothing music’ is the soundtrack to Hellraiser. Slept like a baby. Yes, Dark Icon is strange.

  5. nate, March 23, 2009:

    Wife, 4 kids, sometimes extra kids spending the night, 3 f**king dogs, 2 G** D**n cats. Silence is truly golden, and about as rare.

    The funny things about the damn dogs is that they won’t make a sound if I’m the only one home, but as soon as my wife’s vehicle pulls up to the house they start. Same with the cats. For some reason (size 11 1/2W foot!!!) they won’t come near me when I’m home alone.

    I think I’m going to try and find me a realistic looking water pistol. Water seems to stop them all from bad habits, and the pistol look/action will probably help me feel better too.

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Noah wasn’t being used to save the animals, he was being PUNISHED

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