Time for a new watch


I’ve been looking for the perfect watch. Being able to look at my wrist and know the time is certainly more convenient than having to pull my phone out of the pocket and tap a button. I figure if I look to see what time it is even 5 times a day, that will save me a few seconds. Those seconds will add up. If I save 10 seconds a day by wearing a watch instead of using my phone as a clock, that’s 5 whole minutes a month. That’s an hour every year, saved in the name of wrist watch efficiency.

It’s hard to find the perfect watch. I looked online at Swatches because I’ve never forgotten the love and thrill of owning a Pop Swatch watch in 3rd grade. Turns out the plastic cartoon watch doesn’t have a big place in my heart anymore. I lost a bid on ebay for a Fossil watch with Super Grover on it. That was the watch of my dreams. Some day, elusive Super Grover watch, you will be mine. Not this year.

And then last weekend I visited Des Moines. No visit to Des Moines is complete without stopping in at Raygun. You can visit them online at http://raygunsite.com/ but it’s not the same as physically walking into their store. I was intending to get another raygun t-shirt. Instead I fell in love with a wrist watch. Thankfully, the watch was the same price as the shirts.

There are so many things to love about this watch. It’s silver. It will match anything as long as I don’t become a gold, blingy rapper. It’s heavy enough that I’ll remember I’m wearing it so I won’t waste seconds fishing my phone out of my pocket. And it’s ridiculously cool. Look at the dial. Are you as confused as others seem to be when they ask me what time it is and then see my watch? Each circle has a different function. The outside is hours, the middle is minutes and the inside is seconds. AWESOME, right? It makes me want a huge grandfather clock that has those three circles and then a few more. A 4th circle could say day of the week. A 5th circle could have the month. A 6th circle could have the year and the 7th circle could have decades on it. How rad would that be?

Am I the only one thinking of Rent right now? How do you measure a year?

I’m joking about the seconds and minutes I save by wearing a watch. Seriously, I hope it makes me more aware of time. I also like the idea that seconds make minutes make hours and so on. When I waste time, it’s always in minutes that turn into hours. And if I look at a year as a whole, how many days have I frittered away by not making the most of every second?

In the immortal words of DC Talk, “I don’t want it… no.. I don’t want it…” wait. Not that song. Let me try that again.

In the immortal words of DC Talk:

Right now is the time that we gotta get with it  The gift that He’s given ain’t just an exhibit  But a tool that He’s given us to use for His sake  And just as He’s given He can surely take 

About SaraBSutter

I serve as the pastor of United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield, Iowa. My husband Steve and I are excited to be in a friendly small town and look forward to the years ahead. In addition to nerdy church stuff, I love reading books, writing, good coffee, cats, and football.

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