I made the mistake last night of setting the hotel’s alarm clock instead of using one of my phones.
The annoyingly loud buzzer went off at 0600, just as planned. I hit snooze until just a bit after 0630, just as expected. Once I finally dragged myself out of bed, I made my way to the living room of my suite to fire up my computer (the first thing I do every morning). I thought it’d be a good idea to change the time zone on my computer, so I wouldn’t have to spend the week adding three hours. After selecting Toronto from the list, the clock changed to 0544.
A quick Google search for “toronto time” (yet another feature of Google I just now discovered) told me that it was, indeed not yet 0600.
So now I’m awake an hour earlier than planned and I understand why the sleep is much more difficult to rub from my eyes than it should be. There isn’t much point in trying to get any more sleep, so instead I’m going to get something done before meeting my team at 0800. Thank goodness the Hilton at least provides coffee in the room.