Photo Challenges


I am participating in the 30 Days of Photographs III challenge hosted by Ziva and MikeWJ, or the people with no soul, as I like to call them. Today’s prompt is vibration.

From Monday through Friday, I get up early.  Really early. Stupid early. People are always surprised when they find out I’m up that early. Then they ask me how I do it. I joke that I only really get up an hour after I get up.

Unfortunately, I only really go to sleep an hour after I go to sleep, too.

As a result, there’s only one thing that can wake me up. Alarm clocks that play music, that beep loudly and annoyingly, that have an electric arm that unfurls to smack me across the face… none of those work.

Nope, this is the only thing that can get me up in the morning, an hour before I actually get up.

LG cell phone, cell phone alarm, vibrate, vibrating phone

Set on vibrate, it drones and buzzes just like a fly.

Besides buzzing and vibrating and annoying the hell out of me, the buttons are too damn small for me to see, even with my glasses on, so I can’t turn the damn thing off.

And that’s how I get up so damn early.

Now, go and check out Ziva’s blog to see who dared post a picture of a “personal massage apparatus“.

What? You know someone’s going to…


SIDENOTE: I started feeling pretty crappy last night and woke up this morning with all the symptoms of the Black Death or Malaria or possibly Typhus. Might even be all three. If I don’t make it around to commenting on everyone’s post today, please know it’s most likely because I’ve died.

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  • Hey Nicky! I think perhaps a chainsaw nibbling at my toes would be more effective than my alarm. But the fear of getting blood on my rented carpet would just give me a decent reason no to get up. Hmmm. Roth x

  • Paula Wooters

    I do the same thing, Nicky… phone set to vibrate is the perfect way to wake up. But, like you, I can’t see to turn it off… glasses on first thing!

  • Paula Wooters

    The chainsaw nibbling at your toes would have limited use… it would only take a few days before it nibbled through your entire body. Then again, if that occurred you wouldn’t have to pay for the damaged carpet.

  • my cell phone is so plain vanilla that it doesn’t vibrate – doesn’t even take pictures. It did wake me up once – the battery was low – took me a while to figure that out…

  • Hammers. Hammers shut them off.

  • Your imminent death really sucks for us since your comments are always so much fun. Damn damn damn. (I’ve started a pool to see who guess which disease you have and how soon you’ll be expiring. Do you want in?)

    Great take on this silly prompt. Reading your post and looking at your tags, I’m beginning to wonder if you actually use this as a phone.

  • What’s you’re number? I could call you even earlier. Say, 4 a.m.?

  • I am hoping that you are still alive and kicking as the sidenote indicates your possible demise. (Hope you are feeling better)

  • Paula Wooters

    I’ll take Black Plague for $1, Cheryl.

  • Paula Wooters

    Careful you don’t mistake any purring cats for the phone, though.

  • Barb

    I am away for the weekend visiting my daughter for Parent’s weekend @ college or I would’ve posted a personal vibration system 😉 I won 2 playing dirty bingo with my older daughter at a local bar! 🙂

  • Great take on today’s theme! And this made me laugh:

    “Besides buzzing and vibrating and annoying the hell out of me, the
    buttons are too damn small for me to see, even with my glasses on, so I
    can’t turn the damn thing off.”


  • If you aren’t dead you should get one of those alarm clocks that roll off of the table and around on the floor until you catch them. One night with that and you will probably never need an alarm again!
    Hope you feel better – I can relate today and reading blogs is the only thing keeping me off of the floor.

  • Duly noted.

  • Oh honey, please don’t die just yet, we have 24 more days to go!

    My phone acts as my alarm, too, but not on vibrate. It makes the tiniest little chirping noise and I’m wide awake, terrified of being late for work.

  • Wouldn’t the noise of the chainsaw wake you up before any nibbling actually took place?

  • And I’ve got the vapors. Hope the malaria passes. Sometimes I end up shaking my alarm clock while it’s shaking me.

    Tomorrow is my anniversary, so my husband and I are going out to dinner tonight. This is our ????? anniversary.

    Maybe I’ll post something after I’m inebriated.

  • Danielle Batog

    Great photo subject for vibration ;)…Sorry you are feeling so bad but you are very funny.

  • My phone also wakes me up and I seriously contemplate daily if I should just toss it across the room instead of finding the “silence” button.

  • Ha ha ha!!!!! I can SO relate… that is hysterical!

  • ladyV

    good one. i like this idea.

  • Mikewj

    I’m sorry you died, Nicky. I’m going to miss you going forward.

  • MikeWJ

    I think she picked up a deadly parasite eating $1 shrimp cocktails in Vegas. I’d give her week or so.

  • I don’t know how you get up so early either. I can get up early, but I’m usually falling asleep everywhere at odd times of the day. I need to scroll back through your posts, I thought you would not do another picture link-up due to the emotionally trauma you endured during the last one! You’re a rockstar!


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