Today was fairly awful, for boring work related reasons for me, but I found that pretty much everyone else was having a bad day too. It seems to me that ever since I heard that Paul Newman had died, everything has just been wrong. For example Jason e-mailed to say that he had got home ok, but his suitcase hadn't. Again. What is it with Delta, and the inability to fully co-ordinate a change of flight? I haven't heard the suitcase's full itinerary yet, but I expect you will be seeing Jason's first book "Places My Suitcase Has Been Without Me" in airport bookshops in time to catch the summer tourism trade next year.
However today I did discover what could well be the perfect alarm clock; I currently use the alarm feature on my phone, but it literally scared me awake last week (I sat bolt upright and whimpered according to Doc C. I dispute the whimpering) and I hate it. I've been thinking that I really needed to buy a good alarm clock as an alternative, and whilst looking for one I stumbled across the website to the Voco. It has a voice chip in it loaded with 150 different phrases read by Stephen Fry in Jeeves mode, and that sounds to me to be the most delightful way to be awakened. If you don't want to buy the clock itself, you can also just download the phrases and a bit of software and it will play through your iPod instead. There are different versions for Sir and Madam, as well as a Horoscope and Bible version (Stephen Fry doesn't do the Bible one though, which I was quite glad about actually).