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Monday, May 04, 2009

confessions, part 6

I've had the same alarm clock IN USE since 1990. And there she is. She's a byoot aint she?

This came to me on Christmas of 1990. Still rockin it, no lie. I was ten years old (do the math, go ahead) and when I opened this, I was officially a "big kid." I had hit the double digits and now could wake up to an alarm like old people do. There was cool neon pink and green designs on the face and I could even wake up to the sound of music on the FM, or AM radio. This clock has been in over a dozen of night stands since the Christmas arrival. Every time we moved when I was a kid and when I move now, I worry it wont make it. But after unpacking boxes, I plug in the aged powercord, and BOOM- the trusty Soundesign revives again. (On a very interesting note, this company is now extinct.)

As you might guess, Lindsay could part with it pretty easily. For me, notta chance. How can you let go of greatness, greatness with electronic longevity I might add? We have lived in three places since our blissful wedding day seven years ago, and every time she pleads for me to throw it out, donate it, or keep it in another room besides our bedroom. Her attempts are futile in the presence of greatness, in the presence of THAT alarm clock. Sad will the day be when it can no longer be placed on a night stand near my sleeping head. Very sad.

Confession #6- I've had the same alarm clock IN USE since 1990, unashamedly.

from wilmore, with Love.


dan said...

Jerry, I got an alarm clock for Christmas in that same time period, and it just crashed on me a couple of years ago! It almost made my cry cause I kinda miss that old clock every now and then, and when you talked about your clock, I wanted mine back!

thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Sean Gafner said...

I'll give you a piece of advice that you can pass along to Lindsey for this and many other things in your marraige..."IF IT AINT BROKE, DON'T FIX IT!"...GO DUCKS!

Kelly Lawson said...
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Kelly Lawson said...

(Deleted my previous comment because I misspelled a word. oops!)


that is the ugliest alarm clock ever!

But I dig it!


Brooke said...

Oh my gosh, this makes me giggle! Josh and I each have an alarm clock that I got when I was growing up. The one on his side is considerably better looking- I got it in junior high so it isn't *that* old. But mine, well... it's fugly to say the least! At least I decorated it with glitter nail polish at some point in my childhood, so that helps :-)

As always, love reading what you write!

Sarah said...

these always crack me up. it also makes me want to get an alarm clock so i can keep it forever.

3rd Wave Inc said...

An alarm clock is a necessity in every household to keep us on time with our daily activities especially if you're always on the go.

jeremiah said...

glad you guys are diggin it. thanks for the encouragement brooke! also, dan...moment of silence for you bro.