Mad about the '60s
The midcentury go-getter stepped smartly on time to his first meeting of the day thanks to an actual alarm clock. He made sure to wind it the night before. Today's cellphone does the same job with a beep, but it can't equal the bed-stand flair of a ...
April 11, 2015
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
LONDON — Travel clocks tend to be associated with old-fashioned luxury travel, a personal trinket to place on a nightstand aboard an ocean liner or on a safari. They hark back to a time when travel wasn't about packed airplanes or cruise ships with ...
March 18, 2015
Cops and ex-robbers on Hatton Garden heist: 'This is no bunch of mugs'
Old-fashioned bank robberies and breakins declined – as security improved and supergrasses were increasingly used – from 847 nationally in 1992 to108 in 2012. In London the numbers fell from 291 to 26 in the same period. This type of acquisitive crime ...
April 10, 2015
How celebrity travel isn't always as glamorous as we think
Proving that stars aren't immune to the everyday problems the average traveller faces, professional golfer Russell Henley received a lot of sympathy when United Airlines - the official carrier of the PGA - apparently 'lost' his clubs. He is not the ...
April 10, 2015
Marolt: Figuring out work isn't easy the hard way
Life is a series of early mornings pierced by the sound of an old-fashioned alarm clock, with a simple electrical buzzer, no snooze button, sitting on the dresser on the other side of the room so that the only way to shut it off is by jumping out of ...
March 31, 2015
The Apple Watch: half computer, half jewellery , mostly magical
It descends from watches: Apple has put as much effort into the style of this device as theelectronics. (That's definitely not true of many Android Wear When it wants your attention — an alarm, an incoming text or call — it actually taps you on ...
April 8, 2015
Asheville music club scene this week
Dank, 7-9 p.m., 12 Old Charlotte Hwy., Asheville, 828-299-3370. Tasting room French Broad Brewery: Alarm Clock Conspiracy. Good Stuff: 185 King: Open mic hosted by John Trufant, 7-11 p.m., singer/songwriters and full out jams in any style. 5 ...
March 26, 2015
Nameless is an otome game by Korean company Cheritz , and was released back in late 2013 for the PC. (it’s fully voiced and the art is actually so beautiful I want to cry) This is my first time playing a Korean game — though the game itself comes... The next thing she hears is her alarm clock — turns out it was all a dream~ Eri lives alone in a house too big for her, because her grandfather, whom she loved dearly, passed away the year before. Eri’s parents, who live abroad, invited her to live with them, but she refused, saying that she liked this house, and wanted to graduate high school with her friends in Korea. Eri’s had an interest in dolls from a famous brand, Crobidoll, even back when her grandfather was alive, but she became an avid collector of them after his death — she has a lot of rare, limited dolls, and often talks to them to cope with her... (she even takes photos and blogs about them lol) At school, we meet Soi and Shinbi, Eri’s best friends. Soi is honest, and really loves hot guys ww. Shinbi is calm and cool, and is actually currently a popular fashion model. Shinbi and Soi and childhood best friends, and both are very supportive of Eri.
I know I’ve gone way off track with what my original intentions were with this blog but I hope you indulge my zigzagging :) Sometimes when I think back on that awful trail that went from mom being mom to her being just this animated shell, I find... Mom was fiercly independent, could drive her Fords with the best of them (Dad used to call her lead foot), always made and kept that hair appointment like clock work, and at one time was quite the fashion plate. At least we didn’t have to fight with her about handing over the keys like so many other families have to. I don’t envy you who have/had to. She kept the hair appointments for awhile and then that fell off with her resorting to wearing all sorts... Then she stopped bathing and would often take the dirty clothes out of the washing machine and put them back in the closets before dad had a chance to wash them. And of course there was the phone routine as I’ve mentioned before where she would call me to look up a phone number for her using the excuse of she couldn’t find her phone book, read the print in the phone book, or just yell at me to do it...
set up an alarm on a clock. Since the day of webapp, thousands of wannabee bill gates are reinventing alarm on phones. The one that are following your sleep patterns taking light exposure into account, the one that synchronize with your MyProvider(c)(tm) calendar interoperable with an obscure IETF standard in draft mode, the one that have a nice interface. My dreamed life, my real life, and all the mistakes coming in the middle So the other day my lady forgot to put her alarm clock and nearly got fired. We missed in the 5th steps ot the UI enhanced experience of the alarm clock apps after the 4th steps of validation. Then we bought an old fashion 2 steps "I can set an alarm" clock and our problem disappeared. I like to rant, and I will rant: our so called improvement are shit. We add levels of indirection on a phone to handle a task it is not supposed to do: can you really trust a clock with 24 hours autonomy in the first place for waking you up every morning of the year. And then we add way more tasks in a phone in the name of progress. When I was a kid I loved this shit: thou shall melt cheeses together and shall eat them with dried crunchy bread you lovely.
Mad about the '60s
Westclox ad, midcentury • Alarm clock. The midcentury go-getter stepped smartly ... Roger would sooner muss his silver hair than serve an Old Fashioned (whiskey) in a Tom Collins glass (gin). AMC offers a Mad Men mixologist's guide to cocktail recipes ...
April 10, 2015
Guest Opinion: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens
Too many teens go to bed with their tablets or phones and would be better served by an old-fashioned alarm clock. Parents should enforce and protect an electronic-free bedroom for their children. Academic pressure: Some ideas have been proposed to decrease ...
April 6, 2015
How setting an earlier alarm changed my life
I told everyone for years, "I'm not a morning person," and I believe my hatred of the alarm clock was one of the primary reasons ... and light exercise with a healthy dose of good, old fashioned peace and quiet. Related: 12 Things Successful People ...
March 17, 2015