28 April 2015

So, Analog Clocks



I have a very real hatred of tricked-out, neon-pulsing digital clocks. When we moved in together, there were many incidences of me hiding Robbie's digital alarm clock. It was so...green-glowing...in the night...I named it the light at the end of the dock, and explained his clock was a metaphor for the degradation of the American dream and human decency. I am impossible to live with. 

And so the annihilation of the alarm clock led us to...inevitably, start using our phones. Which, bad idea for a laundry list of reasons you already know.



Until finally, I got me this beaut. 

And now I don't look at my phone right before bed, or first thing in the morning, and O, For the Love of Life, the things that has done for my productivity/sleep/mental health. 

My name is Bridget, and I support analog. 

4 comments:

  1. i totally agree! unfortunately we still do have a digital but i've move it as far away fro the bed as possible, and once I stop breastfeeding and knowing the time through the night I want to do the same!

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    1. haha! yes. i still use my phone as an alarm...but keep it way across the room. (helpful for forcing me to get up, too!) and hopefully those peaceful nights will come to you, lady. : )

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  2. I love that you referred to his clock as the light at the end of the dock. I've never cared for digital clocks myself, so I got rid of mine, and I've been using, of course, my phone. Someday I'd love to pick up an analog clock. They're so charming, and I wouldn't have to deal with the ticking sound that I mentally equate with nails on a chalkboard. :)

    Vicki Grace

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    1. Yes, I can be ever so slightly hyperbolic. And I hate that sound! Ah! It's maddening, being forced to listen to the literal passing of time. It makes me feel guilty and crazy and paranoid all at once.

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