Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What Are Those Things Called Alarms?!?!?!

A few years ago, I wanted to wake up to my iTouch (the one I won from Cray Research after submitting an idea on amalgamating three disparate websites), so I bought an iHome.  

Never used it.  I don't do alarms.  For the better part of the last 20 years or so, that's worked pretty darn well for me.  Somehow I always wake up to get to work, get to school on time (helps to have afternoon classes!), and get my life taken care of.  Even when appointments run early, I somehow must sense it is time to wake, and get moving around.

That is, until today.

Last night, I set my alarm for the first time in many years.  I was thinking 4 hours of sleep and then I can get up, shower, get dressed (preferably, lest I have a penchant for being arrested in the winter), and get to school to study/brush up, before my last exam this morning.

The alarm did not go off.  At about 7:05  AM this morning I woke in a panic, "OPMG ADSFKH I have a test that I am NOT ready for!!!" (ochem has over powered my studying these past few days).

Managing to get to school un-showered (euewww) with teeth brushed replete with a 52 oz fountain diet coke and two donuts (I splurged given the week), I made it in time to scribble the graphs on note cards for population dispersion.

AWESOME!  It was on the test.

Even better?  I can now go to work.  That thing that I vaguely remember from last week before ochem took over my life (I hope it was worth it!!!)... and sleep tonight.  Soundly!

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