There’s been a lot of thumping going on in the apartment above mine tonight. And the occasional incomprehensible sound of voices muffled by the layers of dry wall and carpet. My apartment tends to be pretty quiet at night, but there seems to be more activity tonight than normal. Other than the thumping, the only other sound I’m hearing right now is my clock (yes, I still have an analog clock) ticking away, reminding me that I must get a response paper (for a different class than this one) in before I sleep tonight. Even my fridge is quiet.