Every morning I struggle with getting up. The snooze button is my friend; I keep the alarm clock in the bathroom so I actually have to get up to turn it off. Most mornings, I get up, stumble to the bathroom, hit the snooze button, and then crawl back under the warm covers for nine more minutes of sleep. I usually repeat this routine 2-3 times before I actually get up for real. Is that pathetic or what?
But this morning at 5:15 it came to me—a clock radio that is guaranteed to make me leap out of bed fully awake. Its alarm sounds exactly like a horking dog.