Wednesday, December 14, 2005

the clock is dead, long live the clock

20 years. I've had my alarm clock for over 20 years. Last week it decided to tell time in an accelerated fashion. Meaning that, when it was supposed to be 8:00 am, it was actually 11:00 pm, and 9:00am was 11:15 pm. I had it for so long, the radio failed to work, and the buzzer sounded more annoying then the one at Philips Arena.

*Digression- Even the commentators on Turner Sports hate that buzzer that goes off when the Thrashers score a goal. It's so freaking annoying, it's not funny. Although, if I was in charge of that horn I'd probably do the exact same thing. As a Leafs fan, haven't heard it much, but if you caught the Red Wings-Thrashers game last night, you know exactly what I'm talking about. It's just about the most obnoxious horn in the history of horns.*

So my clocky died. I went out and got another one. My life has changed because of it. Lo and behold it not only had sleep and snooze buttons, but it also had a nap button! A freaking nap button! So I went home and tried out the nap button. It's great, if I want to take a nap, I hit the nap button, and set it anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours (default is 20 minutes). Plus it has a 2-alarm setting (one could be the radio and the other could be a buzzer). So if ever I needed to set two separate waking times, I could do it without screwing up. It's gonna be my new pick up line for chicks. "Hey baby, check it out, I got two alarms. Yeah, that's right. I can wake up, and you don't have to until your alarm goes off." I'm gonna have to start beating the women away with a stick. Ahh delusion. Good times.

Nap button. I don't know how I napped without one.

I've also decided to retire the numbers 19, 99, and 93. Yzerman, Gretzky, Gilmour. 13 is well on its way to being retired. Mats Sundin he will go down as the greatest Leaf captain ever. I welcome your arguments.

Habanera
n : a Cuban dance in slow duple time

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When it's all said and done Mats Sundin will go down as the greatest Leaf ever you say?

I know a guy who's been saying that since 2000. Actually, right after the playoff loss to the Devils when the bandwagon jumpers were all over Mats.

Now that's a guy who knows what he's talking about. If he ever had a blog I would pay to read it.

As for stating something so obvious now and welcoming arguments, well, you should get an award of some sort.

What else would you like to proclaim now that it's obvious to everyone? ... That CuJo only excels when he's an underdog and was brutally overrated during his last few years as a Leaf? That Pat Quinn is too stubborn and has burned too many bridges to make a good GM-coach combo? That a Pension fund, by their legal obligation to the benficiaries to maximize profit, makes a very poor team owner?

I declare that I believe Eddie Belfour is a hall of fame goalie, I welcome your arguments.

Hossim said...

Seriously, try the fish. It's good.

I'd read that blog from that guy too. But I wouldn't pay, because I don't get paid for this. My reward is the love I get from the anonymous ones.

Basking in the glow of your love.