Friday, February 27, 2009

The Anti-sleep arsenal

Continuing on my fight against dozing, I hereby display my arsenal of tools that I use to get up in the morning.

The Arsenal

So, I initially started by just keeping an alarm in my mobile and then snoozing it away to glory. Over time, I got so accustomed to it, that I started turning it off than snoozing. Realizing that this is kinda scary, I decided I needed "more" :)

Then came the alarm clock. The intelligent me would stagger the times that the mobile and the alarm clock go off so that I didn't over sleep, but yet I successfully snoozed both of them to glory for atleast half an hour everyday. And then the inevitable happened. I could successfully turn both of them off and go off to sleep again.

Finally, I got the most killer alarm that I have ever used. A clock radio. Yeah, I  know most people do not believe in the power of a clock radio, but having successfully used it for more than 6 years of my life, I decided its the only thing that can get me out of bed everyday.

So why do I like a clock radio so much? Well, first things first, even if a radio starts playing in the morning, I rarely turn it off. I can happily sleep with the songs playing in the background, and at the same time, some where in the back of mind I am always aware that the songs are playing for me to get up. And then, if there is news going on, I get to subconsciously hear the news for the day too :) !!

The only movie that gave celebrity status to a clock radio is definitely Groundhog day. So here is the scene from that movie for your viewing pleasure. And if you have not seen the movie yet, its definitely a must see ...

And those of you who have not yet figured out the song that plays when the clock strikes 6:00 AM in the movie, it is "I got you babe" by Sonny and Cher. Here is the live version:

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