Part of that for me is a noise issue - I can hear two televisions plus the protest speaker out front, and all three are just at that level that I can't quite make out what is being said.
I'm tempted to try and get out of town this weekend, but I'm not sure where I'd go. Maybe up to Sharkins' place? Or maybe I can talk her into coming down to visit me. She was going to help me pack to move - I should see if she wants to come keep me company while I do some unpacking. (That's kind of my spring resolution, I'd like to get completely unpacked - after all, it's only been a year...)