Monday, October 27, 2008

Stupid Alarm Clock

My alarm clock woke me up an hour early this morning. Stupid thing. It was set correctly when I went to bed, and last night sometime, it jumped ahead by an hour, so it woke me up at 6:30 (when it said 7:30.) I'm not kidding. It picks up the radio time signal broadcast and re-syncs itself every morning at 2am or something. Sunday morning was the daylight savings time change here, so on Sunday, I moved my alarm clock back an hour. Well, the stupid thing doesn't automatically do daylight savings time (even though it does automatically set it's time), so it turns out what I was supposed to do was tell it we're out of DST, instead of adjusting the time myself. I think in the future, I'll just get an alarm clock that isn't so "smart".

I other news, I went for a very nice walk on Saturday, from Oxford Circus to Shepherd's Bush Green. Unfortunately, I put on thin socks, and nearly wore blisters. If it wasn't for that, I think I would have finished the walk all the way home. Along the way, (mostly due to walking through Mayfair) I realized I was seeing more Maserati's than Mazda's. How bizarre is that?

I also went for a drive on Sunday at 7am, just after sunrise, which was perfectly uneventful, despite being absolutely terrified nearly the whole time. Thankfully, traffic was very light, as expected. Hopefully I can do that again in a week or two, and it won't be quite so terrifying.

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