My alarm is actually a kitchen timer, because someone (Thomas) killed my old alarm clock. It looked like an alarm clock and required winding to keep accurate time. I loved it.
The kitchen timer is fine, except it doesn't have a snooze button, so I have to reset it each time I want an extra five minutes. I had to reset my old alarm clock as well, but it was quiet - the kitchen timer makes beeping noises for each minute I set. Those 20 sharp beeps that filled the room at 5am this morning did not make Thomas happy. I look at it is a consequence for breaking my old alarm, and don't feel bad at all.
I keep my alarm across the room. More than once I have tripped over things in the dark, trying to reach my alarm while I was mostly asleep. Closed-eye obstacle course: how I add interest to my morning. If I can turn the alarm off from bed, I will immediately roll over and fall back asleep, so I have to keep it on the other side of the room. I have thought about getting one of those alarms that rolls around on the floor, but I think an alarm that actively tries to move away from me would be in danger of being thrown into a wall once I finally catch up with it.
If alarm clock positioning says something about you as a person, mine probably indicates I am lazy. Or that I should go to bed earlier at night.
Tell me about your alarm.
- Do you use a traditional alarm clock, an alarm on your cell phone, or is it something else that wakes you up in the morning?
- Do you keep your alarm on the beside table, across the room, or somewhere else?
- Does it have a buzzer, or wake you up with the radio or music?
- Do you hit the snooze button, or are you up and out of bed as soon as it rings?
- Do you have any other interesting alarm clock information?
*NaBloPoMo likes to sleep in as late as possible.