Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Relationships That Last

I have had the same alarm clock since I was 12 years old. My mom bought it at the drug store for nine dollars. It has two stickers on it - a tomato and a frog - from when I was in high school. It's late. I hope that tonight isn't the night that it finally craps out.


Blogger Mishka said...

I just recently gave my old alarm clock to Goodwill. It was the first alarm clock I ever had and I think I got it in 6th grade (when my parents decided that I needed to start getting myself up for school I guess).

It had a hamburger sticker on it. The buttons had finally gotten hard to use but it still kept great time and we had moved it to the guest room because I couldn't get rid of it before this.

This year has been a "clean sweep" year for me and that is the only reason I was able to get rid of it finally.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Jen14221 said...

I've had my alarm clock since 1994. That's MY longest relationship.

P.S. I am glad you like our crown molding - it's original, circa 1932. Our ceiling is cream colored.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Peeved Michelle said...

My clock still works perfectly. I won't get rid of it until it dies. I have all the buttons and function memorized. I can program that thing with my eyes closed.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

The one I just replaced I had since high school. I only replaced it because the radio alarm wasn't working anymore and it would always buzz. I HATE the buzz alarm.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Mishka said...

I know what you mean about memorizing the buttons, that was part of the reason I didn't want to give my old one up.

Sometimes when the man gets up before me, he forgets to turn his alarm off, it is just in snooze mode and it goes off again and I have no idea in my dazed half asleep brain how to shut the stupid thing off. Thank goodness he has it at least set to radio, if it buzzed, I would have to chuck it across the room...

10:49 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

When I was in grade school, I had an alarm clock that had an electronic chirping sound when it went off and sounded exactly like those walkie-talkie things they used on Star Trek. It was one of the many reasons I could not get into Star Trek. At the risk of being lambasted by Trekkies, I am better for it. Live long and prosper.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Michael, on behalf of all the ladies, you are right. It is good you didn't get into the trekkies. Hot chicks like Sandy, they are not so into trekkies. Only trekkie chicks are into trekkie guys... and they are weirdos too. (Please feel free to lambast me trekkies. Bring it on! You know I'm right.)

11:41 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

And don't even get me started on the ones who attend Comicon. I had to man a booth there once and I seriously feared for my life! In the booth next to us, two guys started to get into an argument about a couple of comic book characters, I was waiting for the light sabers to come out!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Sadly, my 18 year old nephew IS one of those people. He'll never get laid.

12:18 PM  
Blogger Putnawa said...

My first alarm clock buzzed after fifteen minutes of radio. (The radio never woke me up.) Unfortunately, the buzz sounded like the "bomp, bomp" sound in the song "Tainted Love". Sometimes I would set the radio to sleep mode and that song would come on. I would instantly wake up and think I was running late for school. Freaked me out. I was just a wee one!

1:57 PM  
Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

laugh, cough, laugh, cough.

9:49 PM  

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