Sunlight. Birds twittering excitedly.
The muffled sound of the occasional car passing below.
I spring out of bed, flip open the cell phone that doubles as my alarm clock.
Why didn’t my alarm go off?!
I look at the time as it’s displayed on the phone’s digital readout: 4:27.
Hey Japan — You might want to think about instituting a goddamn daylight savings program sometime soon.
And shutting these idiot bluejays up while you’re at it.