Thursday, March 15, 2007

Trouble Getting Up In the Morning?

Okay, normally, this blog is simply a place for us to keep friends and family updated on the goings-on of our daily lives. If you visit our blog on a regular basis, then you know that, for the most part, you are spared political rantings, preaching, or unsolicited endorsements for the latest cool technological gimmick. In fact, being the doting parents we are, we mostly post pictures of our adorable son. Truth be told, this is probably more "Alex's blog" than "Rusty and Laura's blog." But, I digress...

I was skimming through a catalogue that came in the mail the other day when I saw this ad. Rusty can testify that I have not laughed so hard at something in a really long time. And after I picked myself up off the floor, I thought, I must blog about this! Like Dave Barry, I must preface this by saying I swear I am not making this up! In fact, you can click here to see for yourself.

So this is the ad I saw:

Flying Alarm Clock Makes You Get Out of Bed on Time!

Trouble getting up in the mornings? When the alarm sounds, "time flies" when it launches its propeller that emits a nagging siren noise that will for sure annoy you right out of bed! To turn the alarm off, you have to get up, find the propeller, and return it to its base!

You have got to be kidding me! Would anyone really buy this?! If you are the kind of person who would actually consider owning this alarm clock, (for $24.98, batteries not included) please post a comment because seriously, the only thing I think it might be good for is an episode of Seinfeld (if they were still making them, that is).


  1. I love this alarm clock! I know of a few people I would love to buy it for. What an annoying gift it would be!

    Hey Laura, isn’t your birthday coming up? Only joking of course!

    Did I ever tell you that you are my favorite Laura friend?

  2. I saw a similar alarm clock somewhere recently - on someone's blog...if I did not blogsurf so much...I would remember. I don't know Laura...mornings are pretty tough for me. But at least I get up happy - with this type of alarm...I might be a little crankier upon getting up!

  3. I think this would be great for John! Although he sleeps through his alarm until I poke or kick him. So it could backfire if I had to chase it for him!

  4. That was exactly my thought! Rusty told me to buy it for him, and I thought, "Yeah, right -- I know what a heavy sleeper you are. I would be the one getting up to chase the dumb propeller every morning!"

  5. Laura, I don't know why you think it's so weird. Jon and I have been using one for two years now. We found it particularly helpful after those long nights when Nina wasn't sleeping for long stretches. It really does work!

    Just kidding. ;)
    We don't really have one. I hear you are coming to Memphis soon. We should all get together!
    -Sara Grizzle