Ok, I’m one of these people who just would never ever remember to open her eyes in the morning if it wasn’t for her trustily annoying rude awakening.
So, an alarm clock is pretty much an essential item of any finitely-expandable-inventory. However, with the advent of those things they call mobile phones, I got one with this “alarm clock” feature. At first I thought it was crazy – whyever should you need 4 different alarms set at once!?
But then I cottoned onto the idea of using the alarms as reminders for my daily life. (Yes, I am slow!) I set alarms to:
- remind me when an ebay auction ended
- time how long my camera batteries had been on the charger
- …. plenty other equally mundane and trivial matters…
But just yesterday I have launched forth into new alarming territory: I decided to set an alarm to tell myself to go to bed.
You see, I always have these grand ideas of “I’ll go to bed at time X, then if my (morning) alarm is set at time Y and |X-Y|mod24~=8 then all is rosy”. And seeing I mostly fall asleep pretty quick, this kinda works.
Or it would, if only I could persuade myself to go to bed at the right time
You see, there’s just sooo much *life* to get done before bedtime! It sometimes seems like the daftest idea in the world to head off to be unconscious just when you’re getting into the swing of things!!
Why do I have to be a late-night owl!? I suppose its my Daddy’s-genes fault…
By the time I’ve finished doing all the fun things, its usually already past Time X, and then there’s still the mad prepare-for-tomorrow rush, and actually getting ready for bed. By that time, I’m so late compared to plans, that it hardly seems worth aiming for anything in particular any more, and I drift into dreamworld while still completing the house-tidy-process.
So, now I’m setting the alarm for 10:30. That gives me half an hour to get ready for bed… and if I’m quick, that still means potentially 27mins of book-reading while snuggled up in my duvet.
Thankyou to the inventor of the alarm clock 😛