One More Mommy

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

One Constant

I've had a certain item in my life for a rather long time - roughly twelve years. It was with me in high school, came to college and lived in my dorm room, my apartments, and then headed off with me to my post college apartment. It's now lived in the two homes I've owned as well.

Through boyfriends and now in marriage, it's still there. Friends have come and gone in my life, it was there through my pregnancy, and now with my son. It's been there through all five employers. I can't think of anything else in my house that I've had as long and as constant.

What is it? My alarm clock.

And yet, this morning I again fumbled to find the right switch to turn off the music and I turned on the buzzer instead. Even if we assume I only use the alarm feature on average of 150 days a year (which would be a low estimate), I've used this alarm clock approximately 1,800 times.

Would a new alarm clock be traumatic for me because after 1,800 tries, I still don't have it, or would it be pretty much the same because after 1,800 times, I still have no idea what's going on with the thing when it wakes me up?

Let's not chance it, don't buy me an alarm clock.


Blogger RubyB said...

What's up with that? I still can't turn mine on or off properly either. Is it because it's one of the few things we use while we're pretty much asleep? I've had my alarm clock since high school as well, if not earlier than that. I'm trying to remember when it made an appearance to replace one of those clocks where the numbers flip over.. like a roladex right? It too has seen it's share of travel. I had it in Wisco when I babysat at the camp. (So definitely freshmen year of HS then). it's had a fuzzy shamrock sticker on it for a long time now. I don't even have a clue when it made its appearance. I love my alarm clock. Now I want to know who else has such long time alarm clock loyalty. And hey. Do you and the esposo each have your own alarm clocks?

8:47 PM  
Blogger Elisette said...

Yes we have out own alarm clocks... I never thought of not having our own alarm clocks.

6:16 AM  

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