Brooks (brooksmoses) wrote,

A small loop in the space-time continuum.

I feel like I hit a weird little bubble in the timestream, or something.

This afternoon, I took my laptop over to tiger_spot's apartment to work. I got there a little after lunch, and poked at stuff, and after a while noticed that it was 5:30ish. And, while I hadn't really accomplished all that much, it had been a procrastinatory sort of day, and I had gotten some important things done. So I worked a bit longer, until it got to be 6:30, and it was time for me to go home and help suzanne cook supper.

After shutting down my computer, I happened to glance at my watch -- which said that it was only 4:30. It took me a couple of seconds to realize that it hadn't lost time (which it occasionally does; it stops when the knob is pulled out, and occasionally that happens by accident); instead, my laptop was still set for Central Daylight Time from my recent trip to Chicago!

The bizarre thing about this was that, even after I realized that, it still felt like the laptop was right and my watch was wrong. I felt like I'd spent a whole afternoon working (probably in part because I'd been watching the clock on the laptop for at least an hour, or probably two, and believing that was the correct time), and I was hungry enough to eat supper soon thereafter, and so having it only be 4:30 was rather a bit disconcerting. It was nice having a spare extra two hours in the afternoon to get more work done, but I spent a fair bit of it adjusting to the fact that the time had jumped by two hours.

So, I had a mid-afternoon snack (since I was hungry), and eventually 6:30 rolled around properly, and I came home and had supper. And now it's 11:30, and I'm feeling as sleepy as I would normally at 1:30. Weird.

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