the window in my apartment faces onto a courtyard, where the building next door is only about 15 feet away. Consequently, my neighbor and I have been scoping each other out since I moved here three weeks ago. He is american; this I know from hearing him speak. He is gay; this I also know from hearing him speak, but this is borne out by the "girlie man" (to borrow a phrase from ah-nold) photos adorning his wall. today, this is presently being re-confirmed by the fact that he is playing the soundtrack to "phantom of the opera." I want to strike up a conversation with my compatriot and fellow musical theatre fan (even if "phantom" does represent one of the low moments in sir andrew's career, tho some might disagree with this assessment). but I'm too shy! so I'm hiding behind my laptop and pretending not to see him.
He also has a Kerry/Edwards poster up on his window. This is a particularly interesting thing to put on your window when 1. it looks out on a courtyard and 2. your immediate neighbor (me) is american. is this for my benefit? who else does he imagine is seeing this poster? or is it just for his own satisfaction?
curious. it is nice, however, to hear "phantom" being played... I don't think I've listened to it since the last millennium. But I can't deny that I'm irrationally excited for the film adaptation to come out this christmas!
sing, my psychotic angel of music!