- I’ve set my phone alarm to go off every day at 4:20 PM Monday through Friday.
- I’m going to try taking a picture at that time each day.
- I’m going to upload those photos HERE.
I wanted to set a daily alarm to alert me when the end of the business day was approaching. Since I have an aversion to round numbers/times (don’t ask), I did not want to set it for 4:15 PM or 4:30 PM. Therefore, the natural choice was “something in between”, and I happened to choose 4:20 PM. The primary reasoning was this would give me about 10 minutes to pack up my stuff and hit the door by 4:30 PM.
One day while surrounded by my co-workers, this alarm went off. One of my astute co-workers asked if I had to be somewhere and pointed out the significance of 4:20 PM to a certain cultural group. We had a laugh, because I had certainly not intended to make that statement with my alarm!
So what do I do? Change the alarm? Take up a new bad habit? No way! Inspired by the connotation associated with that time of day and remembering a plot point from the movie Smoke, I decided to take a photo each time that alarm goes off and upload it to my Picasa Web account.
The photos will probably be crap at first, but I hope to improve my composition over time. I may try to get creative and seek to capture something unusual or striking about my location each time, or I may just pull the phone out and simply snap what is right in front of me. Either way, enjoy!
P.S. And yes, I do realize this will probably attract a lot of stoners to my site. Maybe they will be inspired to make their own 420POTD albums? Hilarity Ensues if they do. . .