Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Alarm Clocks

I am pretty picky with the type of alarm clock I use.
It needs to have a FM radio and a CD player.
But the most important part is that it needs to have RED lights.
I can’t stand green or blue numbers.  Those emit too much light in my room to sleep.  I need it to be as dark as possible.

I'm having alarm clock issues as it's over a decade old and is starting to show its age.
It gains time.  I press the snooze button A LOT!!  And every time I hit snooze, it adds time.  This past week I had to reset the time because it was 24 minutes fast.  I do like the time to be a little fast because it gives me some snooze cushion time.  But 24 minutes is too much.
The alarm isn't reliable.  And  I think there's a correlation to me falling asleep while listening to the radio.  I will set the radio to turn off after 15 or 20 minutes.  But then in the morning, the alarm doesn't go off on the time I set it at.  It will go off 9 minutes past the set alarm if I had already hit the snooze button.  Twice this month I had overslept because it didn't go off at all which made me come thisclose to missing work.  But this last time I had slept in 10 minutes PAST the time I was supposed to leave for work.  I got up, got dressed and left the house with no makeup and bed hair.  I prefer to save au naturale for when I have an excuse to look that being sick. I am shopping for a new alarm clock.  I am dreading it because I love the one I have.  I just wish it would work.  Wish me luck!