So across the street two nights ago a 53 year old man fell(?) out his window and landed on the sidewalk. That is where the bad local hip hop is coming from right now.
I had been taking a nap around 10 p.m. when I awoke to sirens. My girlfriend was interested but not concerned since we just moved from downtown about 6 months ago and we hardly see any action out here (see previous blog).
I awoke to our roommate running in saying "what the fuck happened?" I looked out and there was police tape and a fire engine that was spraying down the sidwalk. I accepted a version of the story that was that a palm tree had caught of fire (yeah we have them).
Tonight, I went to our liquor store across the street and talked to Omar. He's a youngish Muslim who has reservations about sellling me tequila. He offered the information that the almost elderly man had fallien out of his window and died on impact. There was enough blood that they hauld in the fire truck to spray it down. It took them a good twenty minutes.
I'm smoking a cigarette and taste iron while I look at the sidwalk.