So for three nights in a row, the little digital alarm I bought in a Rite Aid maybe eight years ago stopped working. This is a problem, because I have to take my thyroid pills at the same time every day, preferably early in the morning because OTHERWISE THEY KEEP ME UP UNTIL 4 IN THE MORNING.
The first night, I figured I simply forgot to set the alarm. The second night, I was careful to set it and it still didn’t work. The third night, it finally sunk in that I had to get a new alarm clock.
So I went to the thrift store, where I found this little $2 number that you have to plug in. (The other is battery powered.) When I turned it on, I saw that it had a mixture of bright, BRIGHT primary colors (this picture doesn’t begin to show just how eye-searing these colors are). Strange.
I also took the old one apart, checked to see that the batteries were correctly inserted, and set that one, too. Just for the hell of it.
And of course, at 6:30 a.m., they both went off.