Friday, February 26, 2010

Tick. Tock.

There are only two times when I like clocks. One, when watching Pinnochio. That clock scene is probably one of my top 10 Disney animated scenes. (And that owl clock is just too adorable!)

And two, pretty pictures of pretty cuckoo clocks. They're fun to look at. And fun when you see the bird pop out the first time. I've even considered collecting them. But if I did that, I'd never be able to turn them on! This is a little ridiculous, but I HATE the sound of clocks ticking. I always have to know what time it is, but I don't like to hear every second pass. It massively stresses me out and makes me feel like I'm running out of time. (For what? I don't know.) 

I had a clock last semester that kept ticking, and it made it nearly impossible for me to fall asleep. So...I took it apart, added some felt inside the plastic cover to insulate the sound, and slept much better. Unfortunately, one of the pieces fell a bit out of place and ended up slowing the clock down. So I was back to square one, not knowing what time it was.

I wish that was the case today. So far, I wasn't ready for the first bus I was going to catch, I just missed the second one (after walking a mile to the bus stop). And the third one never came. By that point (all before lunch time!) I was pretty frustrated. So I worked on making my website while watching some CSI. I figure, I'll stay up late and make up for wasting time earlier.

Maybe tomorrow I'll make it to Target to get groceries. For now, I'm heading over to Case's library for a dvd on Svankmajer.


Mallory said...

The clock scene is one of my favorite animated Disney moments too! & I also can't stand the sound of ticking clocks (I guess we're kind of like Captain Hook in that sense).

Michaela Lynch said...

All this time I've been working on a documentary on Peter Pan complexes, & all along, I suppose I had more of a Captain Hook complex :)