I woke up to magic today. Last night, I took an hour trying to figure out how to customize my alarm on my new phone. It was quite the googling affair at 2 in the morning. But I was determined to wake up to my song of preference in 4 hours. I know—hashtag first world problems.

Anyway, I finally got everything set up, isolated the section of the song that I wanted for my alarm, and finally went to bed.

At 5:55am, I woke up to the sound of Jumper by Third Eye Blind at time stamp 2:22, to an insistent drum beat and one of the most uplifting guitar riffs I’ve ever heard. It just snakes out of the drums, and goes doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, DOO-DOO-DOO, DOO-DOO-DOO-DUH-DOOO… I know, it’s a lame mimicry, but it’s just one of the best guitar riffs out there.

My alarm tone goes exactly from 2:22 to 3:22—a minute of pure bliss. I woke up, but didn’t open my eyes right away. I just stayed in bed an extra minute. I heard those chords, tightly beaded like a rosary, and felt my soul smile.

I’ve been whistling that riff all day.


7 thoughts on “My alarm made me smile

    1. I have not! Feel free to Google search, but if you’ve got a Nexus 5x, you’ll have a heck of a time. If you want to wait though, this tutorial you’ve mentioned is in progress; keep an eye out! And thank you. I’m appreciating your blog as well – loving the stories.

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