The Station Wagon podcast: Seattle - Snoqualmie - Olympia: Episode 24: Giving up the Snooze Button

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Episode 24: Giving up the Snooze Button

How many times do you hit your snooze button in the morning? One? Four? 23? What about ZERO? That's how much we used it during this episode's field work. It is true we do not shy away from huge, life changing activities that force us to be mindful of our world and the impacts it has on us. You can listen to Marc's alarm sound here.

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Over Drinking Water. (ref) No snooze alarm available.
400 ACE
Church Bells used as an alarm clock. (ref)
Flintlock Alarm (ref)
About a guy who pressed the snooze button too many times. Rip Van Winkle (ref)

General Electric-Telechron Snooz-Alarm
The first snooze alarm clock by Westclox. It could snooze for 5 or 10 minutes.

Pebbles whines in her kennel 5 times a night to go pee.


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