May 22, 2004
Does it always make that noise? The fan, I mean. Is there always that galloping tha-thu thump, tha-thu thump droning away in the background while we read the paper, discuss each other’s days over dinner, argue noisily on the couch? If its always there, how come I just noticed it five minutes ago? Suddenly I thought “goddamn, that fan is making a lot of noise,” and since then it hasn’t stopped. It seems pretty consistent, but I’d never noticed it until just now – and now it’s the only thing I can hear. Its drilling into my skull, driving me slowly crazy.