This is the first post in a series that I’ve cryptically titled “The Things I Can’t Live Without.” In this series, I’ll be highlighting a number (I haven’t decided which one) of things that are important to the way I live my life. They’ll be all kinds of different things, but they’re a window into my life. And… We’re Off!
Things I Can’t Live Without
#1: My iHome
I Happen to be one of those people for whom waking up in the morning is not exactly a pleasant experience. I’m incredibly convincing when I tell myself, “no, it’s fine, you’ll definitely feel better if you get five more minutes of sleep.” Then, when five minutes becomes two hours and I’ve missed everything I had to do that day, somehow it becomes my alarm clock’s fault, and I yell at it for a while before going back to sleep and starting the process all over again. Trust me, it’s not as fun and productive as it sounds.
That whole process changed when I got my iHome. An iHome is essentially a charger for your iPod that also functions as an alarm clock, playing songs from your iPod.
There’s something awesome about waking up to music that makes waking up a much more pleasant experience. Instead of my usual “I will punch you in the face if you look at me funny” phase in the morning, I wake up in my “rock-out and dance across my room” phase. Much more fun for those everyone.
Here is a picture of the model iHome I own, the iH4. It retails for about $50, and can be found here.
It’s the only way I get up in the morning, and I can’t live without it.
What do you use to wake up in the morning? And if you’re one of those people who pop off the pillow every day, how do you do it?