Friday, February 26, 2010

What Time is Love?

(Imaginary bonus points to anyone other than Rvan who can identify the band quoted in the title.)

This is my alarm clock:

It used to have an LCD display of the date and time. Hell, it used to have a front cover which protected the LCD display.

But then, as will happen, it fell off the bed one too many times. My bed doesn't have a headboard, and I've never quite gotten around to getting a bedside stand, so the alarm clock stays on the bed. Except when it falls off. It gets a bit crowded on the bed sometimes, especially when it's cold inside.

Anyhow, this was a pretty good alarm clock. It was easy to set the alarm time (back when it had a display), and easy to turn on. It had two alarm settings (currently set at 7:30 and 8:02 am). I never had to set the clock because it did all that magically, which was really handy around time changes since I've been known to go twenty-four hours without realizing that we lost or gained an hour.

The thing is, it still works. Sure, I can't see what time it is, but the alarm still goes off properly, and the snooze button makes it snooze. As you can imagine, my inherent cheapness combined with my overwhelming laziness are making me wonder whether I really, really need a new alarm clock.

But what if I don't want to get up at 7:30 or 8:02?


JJ said...

You don't.

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

And that's the truth.

Eric said...

How do you knock off an alarm clock that's twenty feet deep?

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Aren't my photography skills amazing? Technically, it's only about five inches deep. It fits very nicely in the space between my bed and the wall. And then it usually bounces and ends up on the floor in the very hardest spot to reach.