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Apr. 29, 2008 (Day 94)

Gimcrack: a showy but useless or worthless object


I love Chococat (yes, it's from Hello Kitty), and I love this clock. It is the most useless hunk of cheap plastic, but I love it anyway. The cute thing just cannot keep time accurately. Within an hour of setting it to the correct time, it will be running 10 minutes slow. Even with fresh batteries. For some reason, I keep the batteries in--maybe to make it feel a little less useless and sorry than it really is.

I figure the time it reflects is simply Sanrio Time, and Hello Kitty World just marches forward a little more slowly than ours.

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