For the past few weeks I have been jerked awake by the mechanical bell sound that my alarm clock puts out. I would wake up terribly cranky with the feeling like I had been ripped from sleep. Last night M got me an alarm clock that uses my ipod to wake me up to the tune of my choice. I picked “End of the Movie” by Cake (oh and if you are a Cake fan listen to this), which starts off with some soft guitar music and soft singing and it wasn’t set particularly loud. This morning I was serenaded awake and while I still hit the snooze, I felt as if someone were gently coaxing me to wake up instead of shaking me. I am already in a better mood.