I have a number of regrets. While I am sure that it is noble to go through life with no regrets, I cannot, personally, see how that would be possible without being oblivious and callous.
So, anyway, I have been surfing around on flickr and some photos there reminded me of my university days. Sadly, all of my many 35mm film photographs from those days and before were destroyed by water damage about 20 years ago and my regret is that there were not digital cameras and flickr around during my childhood and while I was at uni. I took some photos that I am still proud of taking and do regret/mourn their loss.
Dear neighbour below,
Yes, you are lucky enough to have a small garden space. Yes, it was early Saturday evening when you started playing loud music and laughing/shrieking/yelling at each other in the garden. Then you went out and all was quiet again.
Yes, I did not hold my breath. No, 00:40 am, when you rolled back home loudly talking and playing music again, is not still Saturday night, it is freakin' early on Sunday morning! Yes, I am nocturnal and "work" at my hobbies at night. However, you have two children and the neighbours around us have children as well. Hubby was woken up. You are *still* sitting out in the garden gossiping, shrieking and laughing. There is tinny (maybe smartphone?) music playing and it is now 02:35 am. GO TO BED! Or, at least, GO INSIDE and/or SHUT UP!!!!
And now they are singing along with said tinny music. I know firearms are illegal in the UK but does anyone have a shotgun I can shoot over their heads please?!
Also, do they realise that I can hear every word they are saying up here (second floor UK or third floor US) WITH MY WINDOW SHUT?!?!?!
I have just heard hubby stir again so the singing woke him up again. And now they are on the eldest child's trampoline.
*sigh* as a trampoline coach (and so responsible for trampoline safety when coaching), even lapsed, I actually hope they hurt themselves enough that they go inside.
This is me as a bitter and angry old woman at almost-44.
ETA: P.S. They seem to have gone indoors! I can hear the tawny owls again!