Three Thirty

By Shamus
on Mar 2, 2006
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Three Thirty



I have this thing for blue neon. I just love it. This clock was a gift from my wife over a year ago.

Last month the clock part stopped keeping proper time. The blue light still lights up, but it runs at an uneven speed, sometimes moving properly and sometimes going far too slow. I have no idea why. My love for blue neon is such that I held onto it despite the fact that a slow clock is worse than no clock at all.

Recently I relented and took it down. So sad.

This makes me think of all the clocks I’ve owned over the years. We have a clock over our kitchen sink that has clearly been there for decades. There is one in our living room that is your typical $9.99 Wal-Mart clock. My wife and I got it about the time we were married (nine years ago) and it still keeps great time.

This clock cost more than both of them combined, and it broke after less than two years.

Stupid novelty clocks.

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4Four comments. Fantastic.

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  1. inara says:

    i have a clock that runs off of water, and it keeps great time.

  2. harry says:

    Good statement made… “A slow clock is worse than no clock at all”!!!

  3. Andrew says:

    You’d love my computer. My cousin built it for me (as I have no knowledge of the hardware market), and the thing has so many blue neon lights it can single-handedly light up my room.

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