the good NEws - Alarm Clocks Cont'd

Where was I?

Ah, yes, I remember. Late for my exam, running around campus, seemingly the only person in the world.

After looking through the windows of the history building and finding still nobody, I wandered back toward the library a ways. My gaze caught the giant clock outside the library entrance.

7:20.

I wasn’t late. I was early. Really early.

In setting my alarm, I believe I also must have set my clock an hour ahead. How does that happen? Dunno. I’m still puzzled. But needless to say, I was awake in plenty of time for my final.

As for the eerie emptiness of campus.. I suppose nobody in their right mind would be up and on campus at 7:00 in the morning when they still have another precious 40 minutes of sleep before rolling out of bed to their blue book finals.

But trust me. There was a solid few minutes where I felt like Tom Cruise in that scene from Vanilla Sky where he’s running through Times Square and there’s nobody else anywhere.

At least I’m prepared for that feeling if I’m the only one who survives 2012.

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Now, onto new business.


To read the full column, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (5/4/11)