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A Beautiful Mind

Rebuilding Serenity

Posted on 2006.12.21 at 16:49
Current Location: 63134
Current Music: James Horner: A Beautiful Mind
When I was a kid I always wanted an alarm clock that would wake me up to 97.1 KEGL. Unfortunately, what I really wanted was to we awaken by the music they played, not the commercial break or the 'morning show.' Perhaps that's the root of my hate for morning shows. You know what I like on my drive into work in the morning? Music.

Later in life I would choose 101.1 WRR classical as my station of choice - but commercials & talk were still an issue. Then came the CD alarm clock. I love the CD alarm clock. Unfortunately, my wife does not. This is due to the fact that once I find something soothing to awake to, I leave it that way...for years.

Woke up to Creating “Governing Dynamics” from A Beautiful Mind for over two years. For the last 18-months, however I've been awakening to Ice Dance from Edward Scissorhands. No more! The other day I downloaded something called 'Audacity' for OSX and removed The Funeral from the joined track, The Funeral/Rebuilding Serenity to wake only to the subtle tones of the latter.

How do you wake up?




I'm leaving for Wichita tomorrow for the next 10-days. While there I plan on hooking up with danzigfried for some Chipotle and Go Granny Go for some Spangles!

See you in 2007

Comments:


Me
photogoot at 2006-12-22 02:45 (UTC) (Link)
To a klaxon positioned 8 feet from my bed;

BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP!

I am not kidding…

Perhaps you remember?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-22 03:22 (UTC) (Link)
And had it even been mildly successful in waking you, I wouldn't have hated it.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-12-22 03:47 (UTC) (Link)
I wake up to the alarm on my cell phone playing Let's do the time warp again.... from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 01:36 (UTC) (Link)
I use my cell as a backup.
snapper521 at 2006-12-22 03:59 (UTC) (Link)
As slowly as possible.

Preferably with kisses and a nice warm body to roll over onto and listen to him breath. And he runs his hand through my hair...

Meh...

In reality, as slowly as possible, but I'm always a grump. I hate being awake... sleep allows me to be beautiful, with a wonderful man who loves me for me and doesnt require me to change at all.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 01:49 (UTC) (Link)
Good luck with that.
galinda822 at 2006-12-22 04:07 (UTC) (Link)
I wake up one of two ways:
1) With the blare of the alarm clock or
2) Zakk, all 24 lbs. of him, sitting on my chest meowing in my face because his food dish is empty!!!!!

I totally agree with you about the morning shows - cut the chatter and just play the music already.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2006-12-22 13:28 (UTC) (Link)
Ha, snap, another person woken up by a hungry cat! :)
galinda822 at 2006-12-22 15:25 (UTC) (Link)
Yes - but I love it! The only problem is...he's ALWAYS hungry. That could be why he weighs so much. Thankfully my other two aren't quite as demanding as he is.

BTW...I just added you to my friends list. It appears we have alot in common. I also get pervy over good-looking men, love Thomas Jane (lucky Patricia), Gladiator (Russell and Joaquin), recently discovered Rachel Portman via The Lake House (Il Mare is my fav), big BSG fan thanks to ehowton, etc., etc.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2006-12-22 15:58 (UTC) (Link)
My cat Nemesis recently went to the vet for sterilizing, and he gave me a lecture about her weight. Oh, the shame. :)

And wheeee, another fellow hot man admirer person of good taste and discretion! Thomas Jane and company are teh sex. :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 01:50 (UTC) (Link)
I hope he has good breath in the mornings!
galinda822 at 2006-12-31 02:46 (UTC) (Link)
Better than mine!
galinda822 at 2006-12-22 04:08 (UTC) (Link)
I hope you have a wonderful trip. I'll miss you though! Tell everyone I said "Hello".
Be careful!!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 01:51 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I was gone way too long though...
galinda822 at 2006-12-31 02:47 (UTC) (Link)
Home Sweet Home! Glad you're back.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 03:33 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
galinda822 at 2006-12-31 04:52 (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome!
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2006-12-22 13:26 (UTC) (Link)
I'm usually woken up by Nemesis perching herself on my chest and purring loudly until I get up to feed her.

Have a good trip!
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 01:53 (UTC) (Link)
My cats are only allowed to sleep me with me when the wife's away - but my Daisy is so very lazy, she'd rather sleep than eat anyway, so its usually a non-issue.
Elizabeth Krumbach
princessleia2 at 2006-12-22 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
How do you wake up?

Just a normal boring old alarm clock.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 01:54 (UTC) (Link)
Wind-up or electronic? I used to prefer the wind-up's with the HUGE FRIGGIN BELLS on the top!
Elizabeth Krumbach
princessleia2 at 2006-12-31 03:00 (UTC) (Link)
Electronic.

But when I was in High School I had a wind up. We had power outages often at my house growing up and without the alarm clock properly set I'd sleep clear on until noon.
prog_guy69
prog_guy69 at 2006-12-23 03:27 (UTC) (Link)
Aahhh, KEGL. It was a sad day in the history of Dallas when Sunny 97 took over. And now 97.1 is Tejano music. Sad indeed.

I have a CD alarm clock and currently wake of to Collective Soul's "Heavy." The bad thing about a CD alarm clock is that you always wake up to the first song on the CD. What if I want to wake up to track number 7? Cyndi got tired of the last CD after waking up to it for 8 or 9 months straight. Can't blame her. ;-)

C
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 02:00 (UTC) (Link)
My Sony DreamMachine allows me to pick any track I want - so I made a special 'Alarm' CD of all the tracks I could possibly wake up to. But this wasn't nearly as cool as the Magavox I had which would 'pause' the CD when you pressed snooze, and 'resume' the song when snooze was over.

Dude, you're just using the wrong CD alarm clock...

I missed KZEW just as much. When did they go under, was it '89? Remember they used to play entire albums, uninterrupted? And Q102 dude, couple of bad years there. After that, I just stopped listening to the radio.
(Anonymous) at 2006-12-31 06:21 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so glad you didn't have that special clock when you were a kid! What you don't know about me is that I would be raving MAD--a complete idiot!! You know I can't stand loud, but do you know I cannot handle repetition? We watched "Bye Bye Birdie" 2 nights ago and "one last kiss" is still with me going on in my head. Dad doesn't play his favorit song more than once any more! M
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-12-31 15:49 (UTC) (Link)
My wife hates that movie because of the brash song Ann Margaret sings during the opening credits. Didn't know about the repetition thing, but I've had this rule since my son was about three - "No chanting."
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