I have four of them. I left one of them in the Abington Library at my last breadmaking class.
Newest use is to set it for 30 minutes and only THEN can I check my emails since I'm hard at work on my novel. I've got 28 minutes before I can see if my daughter wrote me back.
Tonite I'm gonna watch a Kurasawa film on Turner Classic Films, in honor of his 100th birthday. Gee, he's even older than Walter, tho Akira is moldering in his grave. At 7 pm I'll set my timer so I don't forget to watch it at 8.
Breadmaking is the chief way I use the timer. Bing! Time to punch it down, time to let it rise. Sounds like boxing. Or wife-beating.
I set it for all cooking I do. That's why I don't burn things like MaMA does. Ya can't teach old ma's new tricks.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Niebuhr
No, I did not watch the Academy Awards. My timer was not set.
I also use it when I ride my stationery bike, setting the timer for 20 excruciating minutes, the most boring exercise ever invented.
I know, I know. Do something you like Ruthie! Does talking burn calories?
22 minutes left. I'm making great progress on my novel. I get up frequently from my desk, not only so I can see the beautiful world beyond my windows, but to give my neck a rest. Can you see me massaging my poor ole wrinkly neck now?
I love my neck and didn't mean to disparage it. It's taken me on a fantastic 64-year journey and I ain't dead yet.