I got a new alarm clock yesterday, and I'm really excited about it - so naturally, I turn to THE INTERNET to share it with you, the internet users!

You see, I got bored with the iPod alarm clock that would play the tracks I requested to wake me from my restful slumber. So, I scheduled a five-hour rain last night to soak the drought-parched ground at my house enough to have a tree fall and hit my newly-refinished deck at precisely 9:08 AM this morning:

That sucks.

But hey, if I have to find the good in this situation, at least it only took out some railing on the deck. Another 20 degrees of tilt and I'd be replacing roofing, brick, and 7 computers.