|He did this a lot yesterday|
Topic 2 for today: my newfangled clock radio that plays my iPod or the radio or a buzzzzzzzzzz to wake me up. After my 17 false attempts at setting the alarm, Peggy came in and read the NOTE in the foldout instruction manual - a NOTE which I had not bothered to read. It says, paraphrasing here, that the alarm will come on at zero volume and then increase, to awaken one gently from the arms of Morpheus. I prefer to be awakened abruptly, like when the guy behind me at a red light honks his horn when that light goes green. There doesn't seem to be an adjustment for either of them anywhere.